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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1911
TO JOIN WITH US
Sentiment in Neighboring Mu
nicipality Said to Favor an
TO TAKE IN OTHER TOWNS
With East Moline, Silvis Watertown
and South Rock Island, We'd
Have Second Community.
The average citizen of Rock Island '
tent of the sentiment In iMoline and its
suburban cities. East Mollne and Sil
vis and Watertown, in favor of the
union of the four municipalities, with
the addition of South Rock Island and
possibly Milan, as has been more or
less discussed through the newspapers
The adoption of the commission plan
of municipal government has had the
effect of stimulating the interest In
the proposition and strengthening the
idea that It may be accomplished. It
has given a wonderful impetus to the
suggetions. East Moline and Silvis, it
will be remembered, made their un
ion with Moline conditional upon the
adoption by Mollne of the commission
form, and now that Rock Island has
adopted the same system by an even
greater majority than did Moline.
there Is a feeling that if a new and
greater city Is to be built upon thi.sBtreet DaVenport, visited the OMalley
side of the river. It might as well be ; u d J k, yesterday and after
ui euiiicirui scope as 10 mane Jt iihj
third, if not the second city in the
ARK GEOGRAPHICALLY 0K.
"Think of "what such a consumma
tion would mean," said a leading busi
ness man of Moline, conversing with
an ArguB representative yesterday,
"and it is not without the range of pos
sibility, if Rock Island feels Like Moline
does toward the scheme. Both these
cities are getting big enough to put
aside petty differences. They are geo
graphically one. The border line is in
visible. They grow right into each
other's arms. They are one in all re
spects except In corporate name. What
is of interest and value to one is of in
terest and value to the other. Their
interests are identical. Each posses
ses advantages which the other does
not and yet their genera) advantages
are mutual. Why not combine and let
both get the advantages that each pos
j i : t . a . i .. i i. u
MurueiiB oi finier niy wuuin ue smil
ed to the other, but, just as the merg
ing of great corporations reduces the
cost of maintenance of the whole, so
the general running expense of main
taining a consolidated citv would be
materially reduced. The result would
be a wider distribution of every tea.-'
ture of the public service, police, fire,
light and all that contributes to the;
safeguarding and convenience of its j
STAnifi IX OWN LIGHT. '
"With Mollne and Rork Island con
solidated, with East Moline. Silvis and i
Watertown on the east and South Rock
...... .... . ..
Island on the south taken in, consid
er what a city w-e would have, extend
ing from Watertown on the east to
the Mississippi or the west and to
Rock river and perhaps further on the
south. It would be an ideal city, and,
gee-whiz, but It would grow if it ever
got started. We are all standing in our
own light by not giving more thought
to this project."
AT JOINT MEETING
beat Officers for ear in Island City
Camp, M. W. A., and In May. j
flower Camp, R. X. A.
last night at Odd fellows' nan
there was a joint installation of ofri-1
cera of Island Citv camn. No 209 I
Modern Woodmen of America, and of!
Mayflower camp. No. 101, Royal
rtuu """ a "" 11 Mrs j. y. Robinson has returned
mean in the conduct of public affairs.' from CaIifornia caU,.d here by
Both would have -more metropolitan L, serious inness of her Bister Mrs.
features thin they do now and at lessM j Do who Jg with Mrs. Robln.
cost I do not mean by this that thOjs0n at her home in cit
Neighbors of America. W. C. Mauck- j eounty jail today for a 20 day stay fol
er. assisted by A. IA Faber, both for-Rowing his having been arrested last
mer officers of the camp, installed the !nipht on a charge of being drunk and
officers of the Woodman camp. Mrs. j disorderly. Only recently Murphy was
Bertha Stang. assisted by Miss Lizzie
Anthony, installed the officers of the
Consul D .H. Smith.
Advisor George Hardy.
Banker A. I. Frisk.
Clerk R, F. Helpenstell.
Escort Joseph A. Fett.
Watchman Joseph A. "Walters.
Sentry Otto IJncke.
Manager for three years R. O.
Physicians Dr6. E. Bradford, C. T.
For h Bleed in i Skin Diseases
let Pi rial matciM ut Pin Hit Cisur
M lic! expert erenrwherB recognize th
b'ood-purif ytnt properties of ReJ Clover
Biosiouis. tire blood means perfect
health, (ret soma and Mav well br using
ttissiaople remedy that purifies tlie blood.
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pcoDi ao kmv Mad !xijiAD'a Umci for
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D. KEEDHAM S SONS. I
Freytag ,C. Bernhardi. C. O. Bernhardt,
Joseph DeSilva and Alfred Stocker.
The officers of 101 are as follows:
Oracle Mrs. Gertrude Wynn.
Past Oracle Mrs. B. Ainsworth.
Vice Oracle Mrs. Mary Wills.
Chancellod Mrs. Ella Hoppe.
Recorder Mrs. Mamie Smith.
Receiver Mm Sadie Holdorf.
Marshall Mrs. Amelia Grotegut.
Inner Sentinel Mrs. Ella Trenken
schuh. Outer Sentinel Mrs. Mary Hetter.
Manager for one year Mrs. Lucy
Managed for three years Mrs. Hilda ;
Thysicians Drs. E. Bradford, Cora
Reed, C- T. Freytag.
Pianist Miss Anna Hause.
MRS. FRAHER MAY BE
ON HER WAY TO CITY
the Event She Does Not Come
Friend Will Pay for Burial of
N"o word has yet been received from
relatives of William P. Fraher of New
Haven. Conn., who died -yesterday at
St. Anthony's hospital as the result of
burns received in a fire at the Lewis
Roofing and Hamm Brewing compan
ies' barn. Telegrams sent to his. wife
at Springfield, Mass., have not been
delivered, because of her absence from
the city, and it is probable that she is
enroute here. However, Fraher will
mot be buried at county expense, as
; r-Ko-io t rnnr,!H -DOt swth
making certain that the deceased was
William P. Fraher of New Haven,
promised that in case relatives were
unable to bury him, he would bear the
expense. Mr. McDonald stated that he
formerly resided in the same town
with Fraher, and that he knew his fam
ily well. The remains will be held a
day or two and if relatives do not ar
rive or send word as to disposal of the
remains, Fraher will be buried in one
of the Rock Island cemeteries.
George P. Zaneis of Chicago is here
for a business visit with F. H. Inland.
Miss Marie Barton of Chicago is a
guest of Mrs. Charles Temple, UlO
Miss Gertrude Bennett left today for
Itidiauanolis for a visit of several
i weeks with relatives.
JOLTY CROSSING IS
NOW THING OF PAST
Work at Twentieth Street anil Third
Avenue Completed Yesterday
by Itailway Company.
I Yesterday the work of laying the
main sw itches for the crossing at the
intersection of Twentieth street aud
Third avenue bv the Tri-Citv Railway
llllru atuue nj toe i ri cuy ndiiway
company was completed, and so the j
cars which have been handicapped be-!
cause of necessary switching while the
work was in progress are again able !
to keep their regular schedule without
great inconvenience. There still re-j
main two frogs of the old track. They I
are on the east switch used by the!
Bridge line cars. All cars going north j
must pass over these points, and so
the track is still a little uneven. These
frogs will be replaced later. The con
dition of the crossing has been great
ly improved. There is now a force of
men employed along the Third ave-
. . . . .. .
streets which was started several
CAN'T KEEP HIS PROMISE
Murphy Quit Drinking, but Only for
One Short Week.
John Murphy was sent'down to the
arrested on a similar charge and at
that time a fine was suspended over
his head, but he w as re leasejl upon his
promise to cut out the booze. He re-
mained away from it over a week but!and w H rmont. tnterment wa3 in
ine erraiu was too mum lor nun, nuu
he succumbed at last and returned to
Clarence Fritchell was arrested !
Tuesday night and yesterday afternoon j
he was fined $5 and costs on a charge
of being drunk. He paid his fine.
WOMAN ADJUDGED INSANE
Miss Klmira If. Ifcxle Goes to Water,
Miss Elmira H. Dodge was examin
ed by a commission consisting of
County Judge R. W. Olmsted and Drs.
S. B. Hull and J. C. Soitders this morn
ing at St. Anthony's hospital and was
adjudged insane and ordered commit
ted to the hospital at Watertown.
Dodge, who is 6S years old has been
at Watertown before. She labors un
der the delusion that someone Is try
ing to murder her. She has been at
the hospital for about a week before
it was thought advisable to have her
taken to Watertown.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is
not a common, every day cough mix
ture. It Is a meritorious remedy for
all the troublesome and dsngerous
complications resulting from cold in
the head, throat, chest or lungs.
Sold by all druggists.
BOYS PERISH IN
Bodies of Jessie Bradley and
John Brocker Recovered
MISSING , SINCE SUNDAY
Had Gone to Te-H Strength of Ice and
Had Since Been Missing
Hats Give Clue-
Yesterday , afternoon the bodies of
Jesse Bradley, aged 17, and of John
Brocker, aged 19, .were found in the
Hennepin canal near lock 19, one mile
south of Wyanet, the home of the
boys. The lads had been absent from
their homes since Sunday afternoon,
when they went to the canal to test
the thickness of the ice. They were
never seen again.
Sunday evening, when the boys fail
ed to return home, C. A. Bradley, fath-
! er of Jesse, communicated with the
Peoria police officials, thinking that
probably they had gone to that city.
Yesterday he went to Peoria to con
duct a search. While there, Mr. Peck
of Wyanet, hearing that the boys were
missing, remembered that he had seen
two hats on the ice at the canal. He
immediately formed a searching party,
which went to the scene of the fatality.
DRAG BOTTOM OF CAXAI.
There the hats were found frozen :n
the ice. The party at once started to
drag the bottom of the canal and in a
short time located both bodies. Both
of the boys are members of prominent
families at Wyanet. Brocker's father
is dead. He Is survived by his mother.
M. ZWICKER DEAD
Mercer County Farmer Expires
After an Illnes3 of a
OWNER OF 690 ACRES LAND
Near Shcrrard in 1868 and
Itesided There Until Passing
Shcrrard, Jan. 19. (Special.) Mat
tlies Zwicker, one of the pioneer farm
ers of this section, died at his home
near here yesterday after ailing for a
year with heart trouble. He had been
confined to his bed for a week. Mr.
Zwicker was the owner of COO acres of
fine land in Mercer county, and was re
garded as one of its most successful
farmers. He had for his neighbors his
brothers, Albert and John Zwicker, the
former widely known for the fine ! ,'' k Island Council Xo. SO Has Cere
horses that he raises and markets. monies Last Night.
Matihes Zwicker was bnrn Sent, is Kock Island council No. 20, Royal
1S47, in Heiningen, Goeppinger, Ger-
many. With his mother and brothers
and sisters he came to America in
I IWHtt (ha fnmiltr Dilim, tit t li r cm
' ' "
V(!ar Hpr(,pr countv. His marria?"
with Miss Rosina Kammerle occurred
in January, 1872. The widow survives
with five children: Otto, Fritz and
Emma, at home; Mrs. Bertha SeilzanJ
Emil Zwicker, who reside on farms
adjoining the family homestead. Mr.
Zwicker also leaves three brothers
Albert and John, near Sherrard, and
Gottlieb Zwicker. Rock Island
FlKllAI. TO II K MATI'IIDAV.
Deceased possessed those sturdy
qualities that were characteristic of
the men who pioneered in the agricul
tural sections, succeeding through in
dividual work and frugality.
joyed the friendship and confidence of
his neighbors and all who knew him.
and there is much sorrow over his
The funeral will take place from the
horre at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
I with services at the German church.
interment will be in the German ceme
tery. FlKRAL OF J. II. I.AMOXT.
The funeral of James H. Laraont
was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the late residence, 022 Forty-second
street. Services were conducted
by Dr. H. W. Reed, pastor of the First
Baptist church. Pallbearers were
Charles McMichael, H. V. Conover, Rov
Baker. Edsar C. Iove Ralnh Ijmnm
D A EN PORT ALLOWS
Council Votes IVnni.sion to I'nion
Klectric to Sell Plant to the
By a vote of five to three the Daven
port city council last night adopted an
amendment to the ordinance of the
Union Electric Telephone company
permitting the latter concern to dis
pose of its plant in that city to the
Iowa tBell) Telephone company. The
amendment is identical to that pre
sented to the Rock Island and Moline
councils, but which failed of passage
in the two latter cities. F. L. Beattys
of New York represented the Union
Electric company at the meeting of
the Davenport council last Eight. Mr.
Beattys said today that if it is the
wish of th people here his company
would renew its request before the
city council to be granted the privi
lege of selling to the Central Union.
Thus far the members of the local
council have opposed a transfer of the
Independent exchange to the Central
Union, and the situation has been fur
ther complicated by an effort of east
ern capitalists to acquire the Union
Miss Helen Fisher Saved From Ter
rible Death in Moline Yes
terday. Miss Helan Fisher, an employe of
the Crystal laundry, Moline her
clothing .ignited by wood alcohol
fumes while she was working at a
collar shaper, narrowly escaped
death yesterday afternoon. Her
clothing was in flames and this caus
ed a panic among the other women
employed in the. plant, all rushing
from the building. Two of the me;
hurried to Miss Fisher's aid and,
wrapping damp blankets about her
body, smothered the flames. Miss
Fisher's waist was entirely burned
from her body. The fire scorched
her arms, face and hair also. Miss
Fisher was removed to her home at
Seventh avenue and Fourteenth
street. The physicians say she will
CUP OF GASOLINE.
CAUSE OF A FIRE
Porter Throws liquid in Stove to
Liven Up Coals and Starts Dis
After the excitement incident to the
fire at the C. O. D. tailor Bhop at
Twenty-first street and Fourth avenue
yesterday afternoon, had abated, the
cause of the fire was learned. J. P.
Wallace, proprietor of the shop, was
absent from the place for a short time
on business and while he was gone the
negio porter, who tended to the fires
and acted as handyman around the
place, attempted to liven up the fire in
the heating stove. Of course the meth
od he used was anything but the right
one, but it certainly served its pur
pose. He found a bucket of gasoline in the
room, and knowing its qualities for
starting fires, he threw a cup of the
inflammable liquid into the stove. He
then found it necessary to make a hur
ried exit, for in a very few seconds
the flames had leaped from the stove
and had set fire to the bucket of gaso
line and that in turn set fire to the
rest of the place. A. Wheatley who
was burned, .when he rusfced into the
store ;s not. .in aserious condition.
His mustache and hair were scorched,
and his face was only slightly burned.
The loss on the contents of the shop,
household furnishings and building
will not exceed $1,400.
ROYAL MASTERS INSTALL
and Select Masters, at a meeting last
evening at Masonic temple, initiated
a class of 12 candidates, and installed
Ms newly elected officers. The latter
T. I. M. H. A. Clevenstine.
D. T. I. M. H. H. Cleaveland.
P. C. W. E. B. Kreis.
Treasurer M. S. Heagy.
Recorder E. C. Daugherty.
C. G. R. J. Willerton.
P. C. Charles Schneider.
Steward A. E. Lamp.
Sentinel Ezra Wilcher.
Two More Candidates.
Two nsw candidates for nomina
tion as commissioners annouficed
themselves today when they applied
at the city clerk's office for petitions.
en-iThev are .Inlin Sr hlemmer anil Peter
Loge. Allan Welch also has a peti
tion out. There are 4 8 announced
candidates in the field.
Mutual Protective League.
The Mutual Protective league will
hold its annual installation of officers
tomorrow night at 8 o'clock at Math's
To the Voters "f the City of Rook Is
land: I. tlie undersigned, submit myself
as a candidate fr commissioner, sub
ject to your approval at the primary to
be held Feb. 58. 1911. If nominated and
elected. I will look after the city's af
fairs with the same interest aa I would
my own business or private affairs.
Trusting; that I will receive jour sup
port, I am. yours very truly.
. LOL'IS C. PFOH.
To the Vott-rs of Rock Island: I here
by announce myself as a candidate for
commissioner at the nominating- pri
mary, Feb. 28. I was born In Rock Is
land and have resided here all my life.
For the past 1 years I have been In
the retail drug; business. For 10 of thore
years I have been located In the Sixth
ward, my present place of residence and
business. If chosen for commissioner, I
will give my entire time to the work of
the city. A. J. RIESS.
To the Voters of Rotk Island: I will
be a candidate for nomination as com
missioner at the primary in this city
Feb. 2S. I am now serving as assistant
chief of the Rock Island fire depart
ment, and have been Identified with the
department It years. I have been a tax
payer many years and have my home In
the Sixth ward. PETER FRET.
rs3 Seventh avenue.
To the Voters of Rock Island: I here
by announce myself as a candidate for
commissioner at the nominating pri
mary Feb, 28.
ALEXANDER J. DE SOLAXD.
719 Twenty-third street.
BY TAKING POISON
Mrs. Ida Newman Expires After
45 Minutes of Suffering at
HER DAUGHTER INTERFERES!
Liquid Spilled Over letter's Face,
Probably Disfiguring Her for
Life Family Troubles.
Mrs. Ida Newman, aged 31, goad
ed by domestic discord, ended her
life with carbolic acid at her home,
4 23 Forty-fifth street, at noon to
day, dying after 4 5 mlnntes of ter
Mrs. Newman poured two ounces
of the acid into a tumbler of sweet
ened water. An 11-year-old daugh
ter detected Mrs. Newman in her
plans and followed her to a bedroom
on the second floor of the house. As
the woman was about to place the
tumbler to her lips, the girl grap
pled with her and sought to spill the
contents. In this she was partially
successful. Some of the acid splash
ed oyer the girl's faee, inflicting ser
ious burns that may disfigure her
FAMILY HERE THREE MOTHS.
When Mrs. Newman had finally con
sumed the contents of the tumbler she
pitched her body across the bed and
began to groan. A physician was sum
moned, and reached the home within
10 minutes, but the woman then was
beyond human aid.
The husband was downstairs when
Mrs. Newman took the fatal dose. He
did not know of the tragedy until he
was called by his daughter, who had
followed her mother to the bedroom.
The Newmans came here from St.
Louis three months ago. Newman has
been employed at a Moline factory.
He returned home at noon today. He
had been drinking. Shortly after his
arrival his wife prepared the dose
with which she destroyed herself. Mrs.
Newman is survived by her husband
and three children, aged 5, 9 and 11.
FOR CLUB'S DINNER
President of Milliken College and
WennerberK Cliorus to Bo Heard
at Broadway Meeting.
Tomorrow evening at the January
meeting of the Men's club of Broadway
Presbyterian church, to be held in the
Sunday school rooms of the church, be
ginning at C:30. the members of the
club and their friends will be treated
to a double attraction. A. R. Taylor,
president of James Milliken college at
Decatur is to speak. Mr. Taylor's sub
ject has not been announced, but that
the address will be worth hearing is
a certainty. Aside from the address,
there will be another special feature
The Wennerberg Male chorus of Au
gustana, which last year furnished an
evening's entertainment for the club,
will render a program of songs. Pro
fessor U W. Kling of Augustana col
lege will play a number of clarinet
TEARNEY, HAYES AND
Peoria, 111., Jan. 19. (Special)
President A. R. Tearney of the
Three-Eye league and Secretary
James T. Hayes of the Davenport
Baseball association- are in confer
ence here today with Owner Dave
Rowan of the Peoria club. They ex
press themselves today as well sat
isfied with the ruling on the Water
loo injunction, but would venture
no opinion as to how the matter
would end until after their confer
TO WORK ON ROADS
Convicts Given Job of Building
Highways Under Bill Be
! OTHER ACTS PRESENTED
Assincuments f,f Senate Committee
men Accomplished With Min
imum of Friction.
Springfield, 111.. Jan. 19. Without
friction the senate yesterday finished
organizing by appointing all commit
tees', after Mhich the members went
home until Tuesday. The house also
brought its business to a close for the
week by adopting a Joint adjournment
resolution, but the majority of the
members will remain in Springfield
to aid Speaker Adkins in picking the
remainder of the house committees.
CHAIRMK OP COMMITTEES.
The chairmen of the senate commit
tees are as follows:
Appropriations C. E. Hurburgh.
Agriculture Frank H. Funk.
Banks and building loan associations
Thomas B. Stewart.
Charitable penal and reformatory in
stitutions Ira M. Llsh.
Civil service H. S. Magill.
Cook county affairs W. H. Maclean.
Congressional reapportionment E.
Constitutional amendments Logan
Contingent expenses W. O. Potter.
Corporations R. J. McElvain. -County
and township organization
How About Those Trousers?
Better order another pair of t routers to that winter suit. Your
coat w.ll easily outwear them. (Pay us $.1 or more).
Illinois Theatre Bnilding
Rock Island. I1L
Education Frank A. Lanree.
Elections John Dailey.
Enrolled and engrossed bills John
Executive committee W. C. Jones.
Fees and salaries L. C. Ball.
" Fish and game Edmond Beall.
Insurance Carl Lundberg.
Judicial apportionment Logan Hay.
Judiciary Niels Juul.
Judiciary department and practice
Labor, mines and mining James A.
License S. E. Ettelson.
Live stock and dairying A. J. Ol
son. Manufactures Francis P. Brady.
Military and naval affaids Edmond
Municipalities J. C. McKenrle.
Municipal courts W. H. Cornwell.
Park and houlevards A. C. Clark.
Primary elections H. W. Johnson.
Public utilities J. W. Chamberlin,
Railroads and warehouses M. B.
Revenue and finance H .M. Dunlap.
Roads, highways and bridges Hen
Rules W. C. Jones.
Sanitary district affairs W.
Visit penal and reformatory institu
tions J. A. Henson.
Visit sate charitable institutions
W. M. Brown.
Visit state educational institutions
H. S. Magill.
Waterways Richard J. Barr.
FOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS.
Senator Barr introduced a bill yes
terday permitting the consolidation of
school districts in school townships of
less population than 5,000. containing
five or more school districts.
Senator Glackin introduced a cold
storage bill, a duplicate of the bill in
the last session which was handled by
Representative Mclaughlin of Chicago.
Senator Olson asked for an appro
priation of $25,000 for a national guard
armory at WoodBtock.
Senator Isley put in a bill stipulating
that state's attorneys shall have no In
terest in fines or feeg collected and
provides that they shall receive a fixed
CONVICTS WORK ON HOADS.
In the hause. Representative Reld of
Kane offered a bill which permits the
use of convict labor for road work out
. . ... . A.
side of incorporated municipalities.
The convicts shall not work more than
eight hours a day; shall receive credit
on their sentence for good behavior
and good work, and in the case of life
convicts they are to be given better
food for good work. The bill carries
an approprtetion of $10,000 to pur
chase horses, wagons, and road-working
"I see your son has a lililnj for
Jewelry wears n couple of rings and
a lot of other things made of gold
and precious stones."
"Yes. What a bona it? They're all
r r , w r i inn.r 1 n . 1. I
"Xo. that wasn't It If you don't J
understand wby a rn.m whose ion l
loads himself down with jewelry ought
to he sympathized with It will be use
less for me to do any explatnlne."
Chamberlain's Cough Hemedy Is a
very valuable medicine for throat and
lung trouble, quickly relieves and
cures painful breathing and a dan
gerous sounding cough which indi
cates congested lungs. Sold by all
Specials for this Week
at Clement's Grocery
Extra large grape fruit,
5c Partaka biscuits,
three for 10c
1 5c Party flakes,
package . 12VZC
16c large can purs white
Eight pounds oatmeal .. 25c
Five pounds navy beans 25c
Four pound package
Gold Dust 15C
Dr. Price's corn, flakes ... 5C
Can pears 10c
Can peaches 15c
Can apricots lSc
25c bottle olives 12c
Emperor coffee, satisfaction
Good bulk coffee.
poanA 20c, and 25c
fiauer kraut . . . 5q
Something new, nothing bet
ter. Matchless flour, this
week, per sack ...... ( 1.57
829 Twentieth Strret.
With .mruUn.,U.uej)iiMr( ai)(J KJy uk(.n ,,f.Jow ,
..JU' . th captain's cabin, where lie was the
"Did you suppose I couidu't afford to , v ,uncheon.
buy such Jewelry as my son cared to !
wear?" i hkti trip smooth.
ELY FLIES TO
SHIP AND BACK
Aviator Who Gave Exhibition
Here First to Accomplish
Such an Exploit.
QUICK TIME, NO MISHAP
Declare Afterward That Feat Could
B Accomplished Xlne Times
Out of Ten.
San Francisco, Jan. 19. Eugena
B. Ely. in a Curtis biplane, yester
day flew from Selfridg field to the
cruiser Pennsylvania, 12 miles dis
tant, landed on the deck of the war
vessel and after an hour flew back
to his starting point.
Ely declared to the soldiers of the
13th Infantry, who seized him and
hoisted him on theJr shoulders as
he alighted from bis machine, that
the feat was easy and could be ac
complished nine times out of ten.
Ely has been the first to sail in aa
aeroplane from the deck of a war
vessel and the first to fly from shore
to a ship and then return. Naval
and military men attached great im
portance to hia success.
0 DAMAtiE I0F
?Cot a wire or bolt of the delicate
mechanism of the biplane was Injur
ed at the conclusion of the flight
and the seeming ease of the whole
performance lessened the spectacular
It was Just 10.45 o'clock when Ely
left the ground. His motor worked
perfectly and after a few try-out
circles he headed northeastward.
swept over the San Bruno hills and
In the meantime the wireless had
notified the cruiser, at anchor with
the fleet in the bny, that the aviator
would make the attempt,, and final
preparations were made for hla re
WOflDKA PLATFORM BIII.T.
j wooden platform, 130 feet long
and f0 feet' wide, had ben construct
ed over the after deck of the ship.
It sloped gently pft, and across the
floor were stretched ropes with 100
pound sandbags made fast at either
end. These were designed to be
caught by hooks on the lower frame
work of the biplane. Launches am)
ships' boats fully manned were put
out in the event of a mishap.
lIPs Stl l lKt TO KI.KKT.
At 10:.ri8 the lookout on tlit
Pennsylvania sighted Kly through
the haze, and the ship's slr n roared
a blast of welcome. The aviator came
on at a terrific speed and a moment
later circled around the fleet, dip
ping In salute to each ship, aud came
up !n the wind for the stern of the
Pennsylvania. He whm flying low as
he ticareil the ship, and dropped
I down as lightly as a gull, striking the
platform about 4 0 f-et from the end
land the airship wait brought to a
I standstill wiihln 25 feet, the hooks
I doing thr'r work perfectly.
I There was a great ou'biirst of
In exactly one hour from the time
he arid-d Kly again took his seat in
his mach'ne and gave the word to
let go. The aeroplane swept down
the 125-foot platform. at a high speed
dropped off the st-rn with a gentle
dip and then rone rapidly over the
ships in the harbor. Kislng to h
height of 2.000 fet. Kly circled over
the extreme southern part of the city
and then headed straight for the nr
istion field. He landed there at
During a hham battle fo'inht by
troop at the aviation field Charles
F. Wlllord. In a Curtis biplane,
equipped with a wireless instrument,
ascended to determine whether a
wireless message could' be recelvid
and read by an aviator. Acordli.g
to Wlllard he had no difficulty in
making out a simple cipher mKnsc
i sent to him from a tower before the
Walter Brookln In h' Wright Id
plane carried up Ensign Stover of
the cruiser. West Virginia, for a
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