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El Paso, Texas,
February 24, 1910-12 Pages
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Texan Is Wounded Commanding
A Niearaguan Insurgent Band
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El Pasoans Pay Tribute to Charles K Hamilton as an
Aviator Who Snows His Business Public Offi
cials, Educators. Business Men, Professional
Men and All Declare They Cannot Speak
Too Highly o f His Flights.
"You certainly adjourned court in a
hurry to see the flying: machine," said
ran Jackson to judge Harper Wednes
day afternoon: -Well," replied the
judge, "how could you hold court when
a flying machine was flying about the
city. I wanted to see it and I knew
the jurymen did."
Twice during the trial of Jesus Pe
rez court adourned and the attorneys,
court attendants and jurors went to the
balconies to see the bird man pass.
Men and women employed in the var
ious offices left their desks to watch
the graceful soaring of the bird ma
chine over the city during the afternoon.
Dan Jackson said: "Say, fellows;
that's great: the greatest thingy in the
v-or'd; beats anything I ever saw."
"I would pay the price of admission
to look at that machine alone," said
Deputv sheriff Van Haselen, who was
out at the flight, said: "It's great; he
flew away over into Merico and came
back just like a bird."
Deputy sheriff Greet said: '-"Van, you
ha'e to work for me tomorrow so
can go out."
"All right." replied Van Haselen, 1
want you to see it; say, that's greater
than anything I ever saw."
Charles Owen, who assisted in the
defence of Peres, said: "! had to work
today, so gave my tickets away and am
sure somebody enjoyed the show. I
will go out Thursday and see what It
Chris Aranda, who saw the machine
fmm the county clerk's office, said:
"Fay, boys, thafs great; he sure f lew-
all right. I want to get out ana sec
that fellow. He had hard luck Tues
day but 1 knew he could fly."
Gracefal ns a Ship.
Col. :Lou Gilbert, who put the first
three .balloons in the air at one time ,
at Zoological park in Cincinnati, said.
"The flights of Hamilton Wednesday
were great. I have seen lots of "balloon
ascensions but Hamilton had perfect
control of his machine all during his
flights and flew through the air as
gracefully,. as a ship on the water."
School trustee W. Lu Gaines: "I feel
just like the boy the calf ran over; I
have nothing to say except how pleased
I am at the flights of Mr. Hamilton. I
am certainly going to see him Thurs
day and I think the schools should be
dismissed at noon to let the children
go. Tell Mr. Carpenter that If he wants
a meeting of the school board tonight
to decide the matter, I will cancel all
engagements and attend."
X R. Segall: "I certainly want to con
gratulate The Herald on the success of
the aviation meet. It is wonderful work
that Hamilton did."
Worth Ten Dollars.
W. B. Iatta: "It is worth $10 of any
body's money for what we have seen
now" This statement was made after
Hamilton's first afternoon flight.
Beauregard Bryan: "I timed that
scoundrel as he flew from the park over
to Mount Franklin and back and he
did it in three minutes. That is trav
eling some. It is a great exhibition."
Worth Ten Dollars.
John Wyatt, president of the police
commission: 4Td give ten dollars to
see it if I handn't seen it today. He
flew like a bird. That man is an avia
tor." W. L- Tooley, "member Of the school
hoard and cashier National Bank of
Commerce: "You bet I'm satisfied- It
was thrilling. The Herald certainly
hasn't any apology to make for bring
ing the bird man here."
Capt. T. A. Davis, superintendent El
Paso Military Institute: "It was won
derful. L.et me congratulate The Her
ald. I heard hundreds say up m the J
grandstand that The Herald deserved
g-eat praise for bringing Hamilton
COMES TO EL PASO TO SEE FLIGHT
PRAISES MR. HAMILTON
Coming from San Antonio to see the
flights of an American who dared to
do seme things the famous Frenchman
has never yet done In his aei oplane, -.
P. Sargeant, assistant manager of M.
Loais Paulhan, arrived this morning to
witness Charles K. Hamilton's flights
at Washington park this afternoon.
Paulhan flw in San Antonio Wednes
daj' afternoon, is flying again this att
ernoon and will make his third flight
Friday. The injunction which was is
puet" by the New York courts against
the Frenchman upon application of the
Wright Bros.' attorneys, has not yet
been served, according to assistant man
"We are expecting the injunction to
THIBET'S EMPEROR IS
ALMOS1 MADE CAPTIVE
Calcutta, India, Feb. 24. The Dalai, supreme head of the Lamaist heir
arcfey, who fled to IHasa oh the approach of the Chinese troops, has escaped
tat SlkkiBi, the wtate of India, south af Thibet.
The escape ivas a narrow one, for 1 he Chinese troops hotly pnrsucd him to
the herders of Sikkim.
At one of the numerous ferries thc4lChIne.se o-i ertookthe Thibetan party.
The lamas, followers engaged their pursuers, thus permitting time for the
law a to reach the frontier.
here. He is certainly a wonderful avia
tor." Great Exhibit.
Arnold Strelitz: "It was all right. I
am more than satisfied."
Bev. C. I Overstreet, pastor Pres
byterian church: "It was great. I
heard hundreds of people in the grand
stand say the same thing and I did not
see a. dissatisfied person. Everybody
was surprised at the wonderful per
formance." Frank Rich: "Well, I guess this is one
time they got their money's worth wlthr
no kick coming."
Judge So-and-So called The Herald
on the telephone yesterday afternoon,
just as word of Hamilton's success had
found its was' to every nook and cor
ner of El Paso.
"Got time to hear a.little story?" said
the judge. "Well, there was a fellow
In east Texas, and he used to get right
drunk now and thenj
"One day he rode out in the country
and fell off his horse, and then fell
again into a drunken sleep. An old buz
zard saw him, and stepped up along
side. Then the buzzard made a peck
at his eye.
"Well, the sleeper woke up and saw
the buzzard. 'You little black devil,' he
said; 'you're a little too previous.'
""Well. now. has that got any appli
cation here in El Paso?" asked judge So-and-So,
and he hung up the receiver.
Myles Had Confldcrce.
H. C. Myles: "I haa not lost confi
dence in the man for a minute. I knew
he would fly. He was frank and told us
he could not fly -until ne fixed his ma
chine and he made good."
Tod Moore: "It was an education in
itself to see such a wonderful machine
TT. S TVttpr- "T1I fm T fthnined the
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j the clouds. It was great medicine."
Dr. Hugh White: "It was a great
sight and 1 -would have hated to miss
ir That man can fly and his work was
perfect in handling the machine."
People, Thank Herald.
Bob Moore: "The people are thankful
10 The Herald, and I am certainly glad
that you made such a success of the
John W. Fisher: "Go as far as you
like in quoting me. It was the limit and
I would not have missed it for anything.
I am going again tomorrow. It was bet
ter than Marie Cahill, and I guess that
was going some."
Herald a Public Benefactor.
L. E. Behr: "The Herald is a public
benefactor to bring such a wonderful
exhibition here for the people to wit
ness. It was the greatest thing that
ever happened in this town."
Julius Krakauer: "Hamilton delivered
the goods. I got so excited over his
flight that I forgot all about taking a
picture until after he had come down.
More Than Made Good.
J. G. McNary: "I would not have miss
ed It for anything. I am glad to see
Hamilton and The Herald make -good,
and you both did that and more."
Prof. G. P. Pntnam: "He would have
flown Tuesday if the air here had not
been so light. He needed more canvas
and today .be proved that he was mak-
in$r a coTect statement, for he flew '
Got His Money's Worth Twice.
Alves Dixon: "I got my dollar's worth
Tuesday when I saw his machine ana
saw him operate it. even if he was un
able to get high into the air because of
the conditions. I got double my money's
worth when I saw him fly."
David McKnight: "I was for Hamilton
because I wanted to see him get a square
deal and he certainlv made good. I got
anore than my mone' worth."
Wanted to Fly.
S. Engelking: "Guess that was going
some. All I regret is that I did no't
ret to ride with him.'
Tom Lea. city police judge.
(Comtinued on Page Nine.)
be served at any time," he said. "If
they do not get us at San Antonio, we
will go to Dallas for a series of flights.
As it has turned out. Paulhan could
have flown in El Paso on the dates or
iginally set but Mr. Cleary (the man
ager) is a funny fellow and he may
have figured that he could not afford
to lose a week to fly here in El Paso
"Hamilton is second to none as an
aviator and is going to be heard from
In the future- El Pasoans will be proud
of having known him. if he lives and
continues his nervy flights. H is not
afraid of anything. We think he is
second to Paulhan now, but I believe
he is ahead of any other aviator as a
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Strike Causes Many People
to Be Laid Off in the Big
ARE ORDERED OUT
Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 24. The strike
has had a serious effect on business.
One big department store has laid oft
200 employes because o'f curtailment
of business and other big establish
ments' have also reduced their working
At 9 oclock this morning the transit
company claimed it had G50 cars in op
eration, or a hundred more than yes
terday. Four companies of state constabulary,
making 200 men. arrived here today and
were sent to Kensington, where the big
mills are located. There they were dis
tributed In squads. The troopers aro
all picked menf veterans of the regular
army, who have neen sent on riot uuty i
in all parts of the state. j
Their presence is expected to have a I
salutary effect on the lawless element, i
The heavy sentences -inflicted upon j
some of the rioters in the courts yes- j
terday are also expected to have a good
enect. une man was given six years in
the penitentiary and a number of oth
ers two years each.
The first open move to bring about
a settlement of the street car strike
was made today, when a committee
composed of clergymen of many denom
inations offered two plans to the com
pany and strikers. One plan calls for
a board of arbitration composed of two
judges, two clergymen, two business
men and the seventh member to be se
lected by the other six.
A man was arrested in the northern
part of the city today on a charge of
attempting to dynamite cars. It is said
he implicated several others.
U. S. To Take H:id.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 24. Attor
ney general Wlckersham. acting on in
structions from president Taft, has di
rected the United States attorney af
Philadelphia to report immediately
whether there has been any interfer
ence with the United States mails dur
ing the strike.
TOM WALSH VERY
ILL IN TEXAS
-m -kt' -r r- i j. n
j? anions iYLiner j.s eick at oari
Antonio, It Is He
ported. Washington. D. C, Feb. 24. Private
advices received here from San An
tonio. Te-tas say Thomas F. Walh, the
millionaire mine owner of Colorado
and Washington, is seriously ill there,
although in no immediate danger.
Mr Walsh is suffering from an affec
tion of the lungs.
He left Washington about four weeks
ago for Palm Beach, Florida, but soon
found It advisable to go to a dry cli
mate. ATTEMPT TO BRUIE
New York, N. Y., Feb. 24.
An attempt has been made to
bribe prosecutor Garvin, of Hud
ton counts-, N. J., to drop the
prosecution of the meat packers,
according to a statement made
today by an official of Mr. Gar
vin's office in Jersey City.
The allegation is tlint two men
from LChicago approached an ac
quaintance of Mr. Garvin and in
directly suggested that the
prosecutor could retire a rich
man if he would drop the prose
cution of the packers. The offi
cial declined to give the name
of Mr. Garvin's friend.
T. : j
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.iv souuiwesiern sun -nourea its raui-
ance upon a field of dry grass and stub
ble. The west wind was lulled to a )
breeze. The ouiet which mtwpj in the
middle of a noisv day was settling over j
imi. cu.. I
Still as a summer noon, the quiet of 1
the wooded park was broken bv strange i
; v,u i-r !,...! ;-: i
c . r wuvus puucwnj; u.x ,
a hot stove. Irom the center of fhe
oval enclosure shot a golden biplane
into the air. The sancity of a virgin j
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air was being violated- The spit-sp.t-
spit of the pounding motor merged into J
the steady drone of a perfect working
piece oi mechanism. I
uut over Concordia and the mesalaiia
elided t'he frail thin? of spruce
I Upward and outward it flew
t. -... x i - -rn -c i-i-
'uurnt Drown strata or jh. xiuukuu (
showed beneath the biplane. Its dis
torted shadow fell on the peak of this
ages old pile, then a strip of western
sKy showed blue between macmne ana
the top of the mountain. Dipping, glid-
ang, the strange Taft followed the ir
regular contour of the mountain's spine
until it was lost for a second in the
sleepy smoke of the railroad shops.
Curving ever to the left, the biplane,
its form now but an outline against t he
sky, swung around in its course until
The Man Bird and His Flights
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Hamilton and His Golden Biplane
COT.. GODFR'SV- 3Eir. tytArrUTV COL. GABE CON-RATES'
Managua, Nicaragua, Feb. 24. The government's" victory in Tuesday's battle near Tinatapa, appears t'terre
The insurgents three times charged the bridge over the TIpatapa river, hurling their infantry against Gen. Agul
lar' battery of three llasim gnc with the fury of despair, hut -were unable to force a pissnge of the river and
retired In disorder, abandoning 00 rifles and hnggago and leaving their wounded on the field.
Copt. Godfrey Foxv-er. the Texan commanding Gen. Chamorro's artillery, JN reported -wounded. Fowler wax
forraerly a member or the Thirty-third United Stntes "loluateer Infantrj, the Texas regiment which Col. I,. R. Hare
commanded In the Philippines, and"vrhi?h was recruited at Snn Antonio. At present he Is a member of the personal
mMItnry staff of the governor of Texas.
The report of a government victory was received with great rejoicing here and the celebration over the news
FOWLER IS REVG.n'S GRANDSON.
Dallas, Tex., Feb. 24. Capt. Godfrey Fovt ler, wounded near Tlpatapn,
grandson of the late John W. Reagan, postmaster general of the confederacy.
Texas legislature. He served In the Philippines during: the Spanish war.
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Big Fire in Forney, With No
Water to Put Out Flames
as They Rage.
Forney, Texas, Feb. 24. Three men
were burned to death In a disastrous"
fire which swept the business section of
this town at 3 oclock this morning.
The men who lost their lives were
guests at the City Hotel, which was de
stroyed. Eight other guests narrowly escapeu
death in the flames, a number jumping
from the windows in their night cloth
Ing.vTwo were injured in jumping.
The dead are A. R. Earnest, aged 63.
of Fort Worth, representing the West
Texas !Land company; R. G. Farmer, of
Forney, and M. E. Powell, of Kemp,
The property loss will reach $25,000.
The town was unprepared to .fight
the fires effectively, although a water
system is now being Installed. The
heaviest losses are: Spillman buildings,
occupied by the City hotel, the Odd
Fellows' lodge, which occupied an upper
story of the same building; E. J. Ely,
grocers'; the Gllkey building, occupied
bv Ball and Mill", clothiers; the Ben
son building, occupied by Griffin and
Venner, druggists; Sam Withoit's jew
elery and millinery store.
The City hotel was operatedf by a. G.
Earnest, one of the victims, was well
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'i. ... uiimrinor artiifhwurd n- vn n sum.
it iw ""'""""f -1 .v . - v " "" .
i fli-r.- tlia r1 A tlnnari. sf 4-K I
mer UrCC.V.-. W-l ""- "- imctio Ul Hit:
boundary monuments, pointing aloft at
fi.p sfTane invader as if to warn the
-ilion neonle of its approach; over the i
squat Adobes along the river bank; j
across the t'hm thread of water which !
divides two repubLcs: above the gril-
;rnn nf -the Mexican alfalfa fields. Pre-
cedent had been shattered. The stoop
shouldered lankee in his s' range craft
inVaded a fi country, evaded !
iiie officials on both sides of t'he border i
and broken wie neutrality laws of two
republics. - ... . , ...
Swineing gracetully m an ellipsoid,
infeW" hipHue, the evhaust of
he engine crowing from a faint hum to
the steadv whirr W-hich spelled "all's
.well" aboard the aerral liner. Silhon
cs. : . . x:i v i - .: -
Hrjid. wines, win, mu puisatm?. itp-
triving heart, a black blot on the blue
background in fiont the brain of the
Louder and yet louder grew the chug-
chug of the uoumling engine. Swerving
pver in a circle, the biolane swum? Inzilv
over the starring place as a tired carrier
pigeon circles over its home cote before
The whirring engine ceased its noise
as if charmed by the letharcrv of the
noon spell. Starting directly under the I
etted asainst the inverted, azurite bowl
and steel. 0f heaven, the Curtiss crait had a pro
until t'ie I .rwhotiV semblance to the fowls of the nir
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, . - x -.& fNEW TORS HEEAID CCT.)
S- " - ' A ' & V. .'Tw p All Itishis Barred. j
CALLS SENA TOR LIAR
DUEL IN PARIS THA T DRA WS BLOOD
AND THEN GAFFS HIM
, Paris. France, Feb. "4. Senators Mlllles-Lacrolx and IiintJlhae fought a
duel, -with swords In.Parr des Princes, this morning. At the first encoanter,
3IHIIes-Iacrofx neatly parried a lunge by Lintilhnc and ran the latter throagh
During a dispute In the sennte committee, MIlIIes-Lscroix called liiHtllhac
a liar. The duel was the outcome.
SAUSAGE ROUTS A
Xew Weapon Is Discovered
in That City; Proves
Chicago, 111., Feb. 24. 'Timid humans,
trembling for the safety of their valu
ables, may now sleep in peace. A new
and thoroughly efficacious burglar ex-
terminator has been discovered. It is
a string of bologna sausages. Herman
Barnlkow, who runs a little corner gro
cery on the northwest side, discovered
the new weapon.
Two robbers, one armed with a pistol,
the other with a "billy," both with
blackened faces, entered Barnlkoy's lit
tle store last night.
"We want your money," said the rob
ber with the revolver. Barnixow grabbed
a string of sausages hanging on, the
hook and threw them at the burglar,
striking him full in the face. The sud
denness of the attack surprised the
burglars, who turned and tied, with
Barnikow in hot pursuit.
He weighs nearly 300 pounds, but he
puffed along for t;o dIocks in the
rear of he fleeing burglars before giving
up the chase.
DOCTOR IS HELD OX A
CHARGE OF XEGUGEXT HOMICIDE j
Decatur. Tex.. Feb. 24 J. T. .dew
berry, a physician of Newharp,
o ,i.riQT- oTrst hrA chartred with neg-
,s . i..ii,?a in (.nnnAPi.nn -n.'lrli The
death of the .6vearold daughter of Geo.
liyeiK- UUlIUVilUt " .v....w .- ---- i ,
rhrKitmnn a farmer. It .s alleged that
Newberry gave the chi.d poisron msieaa
of quinine, althoug- unintentionally:
r,lv1-w .f -fi-ra fTiA hrnwn h.iirp1 hhv-mmi
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of his voyage. With his life dependent j
I upon the thin silk of the biplane, the j
I aviator shot-downward, the heavier than
UiiU SCUl ICll "" V4t Ilivv mhuvuo K..w .
l.I-J ,-4-.fwl r.n lh mv:t- nrvrilAllc n!rt '
air machine responding to the law w
it had deliberatelv violated a few i
utes -before. Dovn it slipped through
space, its planes. cuUrnjr the thin air like
an electric fan. TV'hen an accident, per
haps a fatal ficeidcit, looned imminent,
th tov box kite on the front tilted a
trifle, "the machine glided along the j
ground like a hen scampering across the
road in front of an auto. Then, as
eently as a mother lavs her babe to
sleep in a cradle, the quivering thor- j
ou?hbred machine settled down on the !
yielding grass andthe little wheels, once
more impressed with their own import
ance, spun slower and slower, then
stopped. The noon flight of the golden
biplane was done.
Hamilton, his cap pulled tight over his
thead, accentuating the sharply inclined
ears, his shoulders stooped with the mark
whfch the airship places on its devotees
and walkinjr with a linm as if the cround
going did not suit hini ; waved to his
wite, puiied a pair or mcKieci plj'ers,
from his pQcket and . started tinkernT
with the engine as if the violation of the
laws of gravitation, the encroachment of
the sacred precincts of the old man. of
the mountain, and the invasion of a for- I
eign land were nothing.
is a resident of Upiae.
Capt. Fowler served :
Texas, and a
i term In the
DOCTOR HELD IN
Missouri Has Another Ar
rest Due to Sudden Death
Of a Citizen.
Monroe City, Mo.. Feb. 24. Dr. J. R.
Hull was arrested here this morning
charged with being Implicated in the
murder by poison of Prof. J. T. Vaughn
at Kirksville, Mo. Dr. Hull submitted
to arrest with much agitation and Ms
lawyer ruhed to court for a writ of
habeas corpus to' prevent the prisoner
being taken to Kirksville.
Dr. Hull strongly protests his inno
cence. "I am confident it will be shown
that professor Vaughn died of natural
causes," he said, after his arrest. "I
believe his death was due to uraemic
poisoning, caused by Bright's disease
and this, of course, would explain his
Assistant Adjutant General
of Louisiana Fails to
Reach El Paso.
Where is Maj. Don Stafford, assist
ant adjutant general of Louisiana?
Leaving Louisiana a iveek aso. en
I rOUte tO
Paso to visit his brother.
l - statrora. emploved in the American
aonai, oanK. tne military officer has
cumpieiei disappeared. Anxious rela-
tives and friends have been wiring to
El Paso to ascertain If he ha. nrriv
1 here and if he is' sick. He has not ar.
rn ed so far as his brother icnows, and
his disappearance is a mystery.
SERIOUS ACCIDEXT . J
Chicago. II L Fe: -?. Tn nt. jl
, J' lision early today between a street
car and a Chicago. Milwaukee and
-fr St. Paul passenger train, the car .
$ conductor was killed, tlm mfttnr. j.
jv. .,.. ii .- . . ' "
J passengers severely hurt.
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Sf's Tribute to Hamilton
Inasmuch as Charles K. Hamilton in his flights in Arizona and El Paso
has far eclipsed anything that Paulhan bos done since the Los Angeles
meeting, the following from the March Outing magazine about the Bird
Man now in El Paso, who-e work even at Los Angeles under adverse condi
tions, is contrasted with that of Paulhan. is of interest:
"CharlesK. Hamilton, cho flew the Curtiss biplane purchased by Clif
ford Harmon of Xew York; is an odd Ioqking genius, with cavernous eyes
and rather gaunt cheeks, his scant frame appearing to fitj loosely within
the dark suit he affects. But his eyes glint from beneaoh their overhang
ing.arches when he takes hi seat on the biplane, nnd if he Irnd not been
handicapped by an unsatisfactory engine he would have contested for alti
tude with Paulhan. Hamilton ha3 deep faith in the Curtiss type of ma
chine, unbounded ambition, and tflie courage of his convictions. Handi
capped as he was by his engine, he made many successful flights and dem-
onstrated his ability to handle his machine in a masterful manner wheWhe
, covered the ten-lap course of 16-11 miles in 30 minutes and 34 seconds.
"Considering that Curtiss has a 60 horse power engine as against a 2JL
horse power iu the Hamilton machine, this was a highly creditable sho
Hamilton i3 now using the 60 horsepower Curtiss machine himself.
Plays Tag With Customs Of
ficials of Two Nations on
SAILS AROUND TOP
OF MT. FRANKLIN"
In .Single Flight, Skims Over
This City and Juarez Is
in Air Thirteen Minutes.
Enthusiastic over the success of
Charles K. Hamilton la his biplane at
Washington park yesterday, the crowds
are flocking to the park this afternoon
to -witness his final exhlbltioa.
The school board, recogalzfag the
educational featare of the perferaaaace,
ordered the schools dismissed at 2:30
today to enable the children and teach
ers to attend. The perforaace was
scheduled to start at 3:30 aae Mr. Hau
iltoa expressed thegreatcst confidence
In his ability to- give a good exhibition.
Hamilton made good.
Before a crowd that was almost the
equal of the holiday gathering which
greeted him on his first appearance
Tuesday, the Man Bird, the slender
aviator with the steel nerves, flew over
old Mt. Franklin,. Invaded the border
of a foreign country, followed the
sleepj old Rio Grande upstream to the
international bridges, wheeled in the
air, returned over the city of El Paso
and, shutting off his high power en
srine in midair and, gliding to earth as
gracefully as a crow floats into the
center, of a corn field, settled down to
receive the plaudits of the multitude
and fight to escape a frenzied horde of
hero worshippers who thronged onto
Hamilton's first flight lasted seven
minutes from the time lie left the
ground until his machine struck on its
rubber tired wheels and then ran along
the ground until the foot brake stopped
: it xjie second xiigiit was more sus
tained, the wiry little flying man stay
ing in the air 13 minutes,, during which
he covered about 15 miles of distance,
took a peak down at Mt. Franklin,
crossed the International line, went 1000
feet into the air, flew up the river, and
returned to the park aviation grounds,
ending his exhibition withihe sensa
tional "Hamilton glide" in which he
shut off his chugging engines and
drifted downward at right angles. The
distance being higher, the resultant
force was such that the right wheel
of the biplane was smashed, the tires
torn from the left and front wheels and
an upright support broken.
The Rebuilt Car.
Practically rebuilt, the reconstructed
"Curtiss" presented a different appear
ance from the machine In which Ham
ilton made his three unsuccessful
flights on Tuesday, when he broke the
lower left main plane of his machine.
Sections of the planes had been added
to the main planes over night, In
creasing .the resistance surface 100
square feet and the lifting power 75
Upon examination after the final
flight of Tuesday, it was found that
tha record breaking "Curtiss" had been
damaged more than was at first
thought. A number of the ribs of the
right planes were fractured and it was
necessary for chief mechanician Doty
and his assistants to work all Tuesday
night and Wednesday morning to get
the machine in condition for the teat
flight, made at noon Wednesday. The
four cylinder biplane carried by Ham
ilton was not set up, as it would have
been of no use In such thin air as ds
found over El Paso.
The Crowd Eager.
The crowd began piling onto the
Park cars as early as 1 oclock Wed
nesday afternoon, and by 2 oclock the
two big grandstands were filling
rapidly. By the time the-biplane w
wheeled across the stubble field to the
starting point, the crowd had packed
the grandstands, overflowed into the
enclosuro between the stands and fence
and filled the bleachers. More eage"
than on the previous day to see the
Man Bird fly, the crowd sat patiently
through the Intermission between the
motorcycle races and the first flight of
the heavier than air machine.
When Hamilton, wearing the same
fr I baggy business suit and cap as when
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