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FIRE IN CHINATOWN CIAMS FOUR LIVES Th.p.- Celestials Burned to Death and One Dies After Daring Jump. THIEF MAY HAVE SET IT p'a-c. Starting in Kitchen of fleftnurant, Quickly Destroys Big: Doyers Street Tenement. Three Chinamen were burned to death and one died later in the day from in iorifts received when he. jumped to save his Hf? In a fierce fire that burned out the six story tenement house at No?, li ted 1" Dozers street ' early yesterday iriOTT.injr. Three other Chinamen and two reuses were injured more or less swiously while making; their escape. Captain "Rig Bill" Hodgins and his reserves of the Elizabeth street station rescued so many panic-stricken Celes tials that they completely lost count of them- There were close to two hun dred Chinese tenants in the building aT fully -half of them had to be driven to the stairways and ladders by the police. Th* appeared to bt. par alyzed with fear and huddled in hall ways and corners, yelling lustily for help. but making no effort to escape from the rirtftiy burning building until the police came.- THE DEAD, HV MOXG TFT. forty-seven years old. a laun- Grymfin. . r .V: HOM ?l"K. ebcty-fire. lau;;dryman. died in *tti<r Hudson Street Hospital from a frac ture of the pelvis, ca»»^d by lumping from ■the roof of th. burning building, to the roof of the three story buildins next door. • CHU SING, forty-seven, a laborer. LO HOCK "WEN. Fisty-on^, a laborer. THE INJURED. nOJi HING. sixty-t»o. laundryman. fractured left «nkle and contusions of body. ■nni V- •!!. sixty, laborer, fractured left ribs. . HOM LXE. sixty-four, musician, burns on body nd face. EMERSON. Mrs. Mary, forty-fire, janltresa, l»?t arm fractured. NEAKV. Eiiza-both. forty-five, janitrcse, burns or. hands and face. They wore all taken to the Hudson ■ Strict Hospital. The tire started in the kitchen of the restaurant of Yet Lok "Wing, which oc cupied the entire second floor of the double number. Ks one knew just how :t bej^an. but it was presumably from towels hanging near the stove, or from • nearby package ol paper napkins. Fire Burns Four, Hours. It spread rapidly both up and down srid ■;.ed steadily from about 4 o'clock to 8 o'clock in the morning. TiK' entire bufldnig was burned out, though the it «nu root 'aeix: nMK' <■■*■■ <-rTir T ~Vh* went to the fire on the second alarm, estimated the damage at $60,000. J ' The Rescue Society Midnight Mission ocnipte-d t!ie north half <>! the ground floor and th p other half sheltered the Wah •^hung Social ciub. which was the gam blinr house in which Ong Mow was shot r.wi killed on April 10 last as the third victim of the tong war of that day. The Morningstar Mission occupied -•joms en ■'" third floor above the res taurant in which the blaze started, and o rapidly did the fire run up that th« tenants tvuo occupied th«> tenement rooms übovc that floor were most of tlwm forced to the roof for escape, the fire being fanned by the draft on th" The Mandarin Tea Garden, at No. 13 T>oyers street, the next door south of 'he burned building, was partly dam •^°d by the blaze, and the third story ;incl roof above were generously soaked -ith vat*-r. Half of the Chinamen found In the fccilding by the police reserves were ecrr.rrbHng through trunks and boxes, Ir jlng to save their valuables, and many < them lad to l.« dragged to the fire •fcaj>€ in front an<3 to th- windows on '4? south side above the three story fcciM&g !iext door. From these windows jB»fl from *he roof above they jumped in St' Ups i<> the roof of the Mandarin Tea most of them escaping without Injury. 1 »!>r from Burning Building, "fhrt* patrolmen of the Elizabeth rtr^t station. McDonald, Havac and stationed on the roof of the Mandarin, at No. 13 Dover street, caught «t least ?. score of the terror-stricken Celestials as they leaped from the win- Jws and roof of the burning building. Mrg. Emerson landed on her left side ■"<1 broke her arm. Mrs. Neary made jump in good fashion and was caught 'lesnU- by McDonald. However, she re ~hod h*\f;r-<>\ small burns about the !*ttS« and face. lira. Emerson is siight- Vtfeaf. and was not awakened until the ■Jttkfl begat) to choke It r . Sb«: told th^ police that on Saturday £%ht sin* had sent her twelve-yar-old *ra.n<3daught~r to the home of her trotW, in West 47th street, for a visit f two Reeks. She is |n Mm among the "hiiH^f. as Mother i:rn.rson," lias llv* d " the- Chinatown district for upward of "" f t«»*n years, and .is said to know more * •**»♦• politics and business of the Chi- r *z* inhabitants than any other person, itot *f th<-ir race, who ever lived there. Tboma* Hardy, who has been for years th« caretaker of the Mid "'Slit R*^cue Mission's rooms, was asleep 15 a chair when the cries of the police **<&<? him. ll' managed to carry out *<»in* f* w . jjj,. c ,, s O f e m a ji furniture, but * v^Uible [plight Stein Way piano, do r)sW to th<; mission a few weeks ago. *;** "ntirvly d«-struyr-d. % '^ Chen; who to.d the iolice he was a '""•« nibU- of C!iu Sing, on. of th- men ' K;t£ bur: U '«i t.j df-ath. said that his ;'; ' r-'P£nir -'P£ni« ,!• Snsistfd on stopping to get '2' J! *v an.j jewtlrj hiddeJi In the bottotn ■ hi* trunk, and to the flaxnes l . sum ! Th. police fc-und <:in> Hing four fat«P 3yi n g in l\ t , doorway of his room; .vith Ms lett aM terribly ) *'* ; '«d and his,^iin- lir.pi rs still . Hit :ii ;> '•[ l'-uii,«.. r |;urs'.- <«iiUi!ninj; ■ fe«v * CivficL-ltie* of the Fi»*mcn. V'.-tfct other two" v!io ' . .1 ill I1.!*-t^tllaacuI I.!* t^tllaacu to tcctuu »—»•>/" ■ ' .M.. M . - - * *■ _. ■ ;"" . " ._ . _. , _, _ _ ' ■""• —I' ' ' — '" - ■ . To-day, showers. -'-•<!. Jo-morrow, fair; west winds. SOLDIER UNSEEN TARGET Literally Shot to Pieces by a Firing Squad at Practice. Monterey. CmL, Ma] 29.-His body an unseen target for the rain of bullets of a firing squad at rifle practice, Claude Hetherton. a private of Company K. J3th Infantry, stationed at the Presidio, who was taking measurements of the range, was literally shot to pieces and died after lingering in the reservation hospital, for two days. The accident occurred last week, but the facts have just come to light. An investigation of the affair delayed the funeral until yesterday. All during Uk afternoon of the day he was shot -Iherton crept about the embankment! peppered with lead, while the bullets whizzed about him. His cries could not be heard. After the first bullet had brought him down he made aTi effort to drag himself out of range, but no mat ter which way he turned his escape was cut off by the flying missiles. Finally he sank on the sand mound awaiting the shot that would end his torture. Bullets sped about him, ripping his clothing and tearing his flesh. When markers found him his head had been shot nearly off. FINDS LONG LOST MOTHER Son from Russia Meets Parent After 16 Years' Separation. After a separation of sixteen years, Mrs. Frida Droder, of No. 130 Stuyvesant avenue. Brooklyn, who came to this country alter the death of her husband, leaving her two children behind in Rus sia, saw the elder child last week. About t<n years ago she sent money for him to come to America, but the troubles be tween the Russian peasants and the Jews prevented his coming. Later his mother, who had married again and had a new family to look after, was unable to con tinue her search for her boys. Six months ago the elder, Nathan Fish, who had married and become the father of a boy and girl, came to the United States and settled in Baltimore. Soon after his arrival he asked the postmas ters of New York and Brooklyn to help him find his mother, but they were un ab!^ to give him any assistance. By a fortunate meeting in Baltimore with a. resident of Brooklyn he learned of the whereabouts of Mrs. Droder, and he wrote to h^r It didn't take long to prove the rela tionship, and Nathan came on to Brook lyn last Monday to visit his mother. He returned to Baltimore yesterday, his mother, step-father and a new half brother and hall-sister going: to the train with him. HURT IN BRIOGE CRASH Passengers in Panic in Cars on Williamsburg Structure. Many passengers returning to Will iamsburg early this morning in trolley cars over the Williamsburg Bridge were _, r-+y- mtr -T».r fry ing-glasara"n"g-'?pHn' '-. ttred wood when two cars crashed to ■ gether owing to an accident to a trolley ■ pole. A Nostrand avenue car had j reached the foot of the steep incline at New street and the Plaza, on the Brook lyn end of the bridge, when the trolley pole became twisted in the feed wire and was wrenched off, leaving the car in to tal darkness. Before the conductor of the stalled car could run back to warn approaching cars from the rear a Grand street car, coming with fair speed down the hill, struck the car ahead. Ken and women in the two cars were panicstricken when the crash came, and an indiscriminate struggle for the win dows and doors b'gan. The in< n seemed even more excited than the women, and did not hesitate to shove the women and children aside in their efforts to get to safety. Lieutenant Harrington, of the Bridge squad, at the head of the reserves, came on the run and helped the women and children off the damaged cars. An am bulance from the Williamsburg Hospital. ! in charge of Dr. Hughes, was called, and ! those who were cut and bruised had their ■ wounds dressed and were then put on other cars. The line was blocked for half an hour. HERO HID HIS IDENTITY Albert J. Barr Is Member of Carnegie Hero Commission. IBs- Telegraph to The Tribune! Pittsburg. May 29. -The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, which had be gun the investigation of a thrilling life 1 raving episode Of last Wednesday, where i a mysterious man, at the risk of his own life saved an oil bespattered chauffeur from burning to death, ceased its labors in that direction upon finding that the hero was a member of the Carnegie I Hero Fund Commission and a warm per sonal friend of Andrew Carnegie. Albert .1 Barr. proprietor of two Pitts burg newspapers and a director of The Associated Press, is the man who since last Wednesday has been trying to con ceal his part in the life-saving. Mr. Barr's connection with the Hero Com mission may prevent him from rece.v ing a hero medal. An amusing after feature was that Mr Barr's own evening paper ran a long I "ory about the heroism of an unknown ! life saver. OLD SOLDIER TO RESCUE While Others Shriek He Pulls Man from Third Rail. While a crowd of a hundred persons stood on the eastbound- platform of the Chauncey street station of the Broad way Brooklyn, elevated line and looked down upon the track where a man was fying over the third rail an old man wearing the G. A. K. uniform, Jumped do wn Id pulled the man away. Em d?*" of tie read then lifted the bo<l> I>!< T ,' Hi mof the station and sum tO n .d Dr hTu «rd from Bu.hwl.-k Ho,- Tl I ) ; ,t..r found that the man. V ,. to gay that he was P«rcy nh o «a. -W.^to ■ Lmmer.tr- WIII _ r^'uri v£* suffering from serious ;^:>ut il* head. face, hands and !^ive —m ending on the platform COSSETS . j ;en stepped to waiting fur ■ tr^ n ' ..„,, ?? e \\ to the thr «te*. «f£& « "the persons who lra ck. gJSggg for a train could bo v.on- also "^"^ja gave thc-motor man; A: I- *■■.„ ,'osgrove. hov.cver. ihc ,r:v;v^^ .',. ov he , track cam* - StacrwHh the third rail. NKW-YORK, MONDAY, MAY 3ft UUO.-TWELVE PAGES. GLENN CUItTISS AT THE KM) OF MIS LONG FLIGHT FROM ALBANY- The aeroplane high above the river, crossing to CJovernor's Island, with the Statue of Liberty in the distance. (Photograph by the Pictorial News Company.) AUTOISTSTOPS RUNAWAYS Daring Feat \n Brooklyn Saves Lives of Three Girls. ONE INJURED BY JUMPING Children Clambered Into Coach While Driver Was Away and Horses Bolted. Four little girls climbed into a coach which had been left standing in front of No. 827 Quincy street. Brooklyn, late yesterday afternoon, the horses became frightened and bolted, and before they were caught, a mile and a half away, one of the girls had been seriously in jured and the others were saved only through the efforts of Harry L>. Herron, a candy manufacturer, who lives at No. •K>7 Jefferson avenue. Herron chased the coach in his auto mobile, and succeeded in bringing the frightened animals to a stop Just as the pole of the vehicle bumped a crowded Franklin avnue car. The children had just returned from Sunday school. They saw the driver of the coach enter the Quincy street house and they thought it would be a fine lark to climb in, and perhaps the. nan would give them a ride when he came out. They did not have time to close the door before the horses bolted. At Stuyvesant avenue one of the girls, Florence Thompson, twelve years old, of No. 215 Quincy street, jumped from the coach. Persons who rushed to her found she was unconscious. She was taken into a house near by and Jr. Lewis of the Bush wick Hospital, was summoned. He found that her body was a mass of bruises and that one of her legs had been fractured, She was taken to the hospital. Meanwhile the coach continued on its mad course, careening from side to side and threatening at any moment to turn over The thr^ girls still left in the coach huddled on the floor and prayed that nothing would happen. Hundreds of other children who had been attend ing Sunday schools in the neighborhood scurried out of the way as Mr. Herron's automobile and a motorcycle took up the chase Near Nostrand avenue the coach swerved over toward the sidewalk. The door crashed into a tree and was turn from its hinges.. r '*. just before the coach reached i ranklm avenue Herron. who had given over the steering wheel to Michael Burns, ordered Burns to dash ahead. As the machine went alongside the plunging horses Herron leaned from the automobile and tabbed the bridle of the near horse. in another moment he had been dragged from the machine, but lie held on ™ the bridle, and by a strong effort swung himself up on the horse back By shutting off the wind of the animal he whs able tofcheck IBS speed of the ,'..,,„ so that when a Franklin avenue 4, crossed the Quincy Street intersec tion the pole of tho coach just barely. 'umped the side of the car and stopped The little girls were taken out unharmed. GIFFORD PINCHOT IS HOME Ex -Forester's Steamer Reaches Quarantine Too Late to Dock. On board the steamship Arabic, which arrived in Quarantine last night and anchored there until this morning, is Gilford Pinchot. former Chief Forester of the Department of Agriculture, who has been on a visit to Europe, where h*> saw Colonel Roosevelt. TWO BANKERS ARRESTED Brothers Charged with Misap propriating- Funds. Philadelphia. May v 29. - .1. Kinnier Crawford, vice-president, and his brother, Joseph S. C. Crawford, secretary-treas urer, of the American Trust Company, which whs ordered dosed by Bank Ex aminer Tabor last. November, were ar rested and held in $10,000 bail each to day to answer charges of misappropriat ing the funds of that institution. Frank H. Caven. the receiver, and Mr. Tabor testified at a hearing that transac tions by which the bank was defrauded of almost a quarter of a million dollars will be disclosed. •T. Kinnier Crawford, who is a practis ing physician, purchased a controlling interest in the institution in 190=,. His brother was employed th^re at that time, but was not. a stockholder 1.200 PERSONS IN PERIL The Lituania Runs on Rocks- Vessel Reaches Tynemouth. London. May 29.- The Russian steamer Lituania, which sailed from Copenhagen on May 24 for New York, had a narrow escape from being wrecked on Friday evening. The LAtaania bad twelve hun dred emigrants aboard and was proceed ing very slowly, owing to the fog, when Bhe struck the rocks off Old Head Point, Fentland Firth, between Scotland and the Orkney Islands. The steamer held f;ist, and many of the emigrants, greatly alarmed, fell on their knees and prayed. Fortunately the fog lifted, and after wireless communication was established with the warship Beilona, at Invergor don, and with Copenhagen, the engines were reversed and the liner floated off. The bulkheads kept the water from the main hold, Jind the Lituania reached Tynemouth, where repairs will be made. RENO DIVORCE MILL" SEEN Playlet, by an Actress, Produced in the Nevada City. „ . * ; [By Telegraph to Th» Tribune.) Keno, New, May 29.— For the first time since the activity of the divorce negation in this state became bo marked as to at tract world-wide attention to this city the subject has been presented In the form of a play. ' . It is entitled the ' "Reno . Divorce Mill," and wag presented yesterday afternoon un der .the [auspices of th« Twentieth Century Club at tho New Majestic Theatre. Mins Ivfille Curtis, of New York, who is a mem tier of Virginia Harm.-d's company, was the author of this playlet and assumed the role oX various divorcee*. SHOOTS WIPE AND CHILD Brother Struggles Vainly to Pre vent Double Killing, HUSBAND IN JEALOUS RAGE Cries "I Have My Revenge!" Then Drops Revolver — Loses Memory of Crime. Because ho thought his wife had been receiving attentions from another man. and temporarily crazed by- the revelation, Isidor Neuman, twenty-nine years old, fired two bullets into the brain of his nineteen-months-old son, then turned the revolver upon his wife and tired three shots into her head .shortly after 6 o'clock last evening in his father's home, at No. IIS East S2d street. The mother and child were instantly killed. N>u man's brother, Solomon, who was pres ent in the room at the time of the shoot ing, had a desperate struggle with the slayer and finally succeeded in wrest ing the revolver from his hands. While Solomon held the craz°d man to the floor, pinioning him to the ground with his knep, Isidor smiled weakly and said: "I have had my revenge Don't fear me now; the gun is empt>. " As soon as he regained his feet Isidor begged his brother for a cigarette, and puffed it in silence, making no further statement concerning his a^t. When questioned by the police and Coroner Holtzhauser. Neuman professed to know nothing of the double killing. Neumans wife. Blanche, who was twenty-two years old, had been married to him for five years, and they had been apparently happy in- their home, at No. 44h" West ?.7th street, until about five months ago, when Mrs. Neuman Is said to have left her husband and the baby and gone to Washington. In that city she got w«.rk as ff>mnid in the home of Congressman J. W. Weeks, of Massachu setts, it is said. The deserted husband Continued to live at the home his wife had left for about a month, and then went to the home of hi.s father to live. About a month ago he learned the address of his wife in Washington and went to that city and brought her back to the family home in Bast 82d street. The man and his wtft appeared to have forgotten their differ ences, according to their relatives, and Ktarted life anew. Yesterday afternoon Neuman seemed in particularly good spirits and insisted that his young wife take the baby. Her man, and go to Central Park for the afternoon.- They did not return to the house until after 6 o'clock and then went to their bedroom and lay on the bed, with the baby between them. a moment or 'so later the brother Solomon came in, according to his story to the police and the. Coroner, and drew a chair up beside the bed. The baby Continued «n second race. r»T>T/~ITr l ' ?\SJT7" r ( 17VT '« CI»J «>r >>w York. -ler~y City and Ht>boUin». PKICJV UAJ!j M*^^ 1 J EISEWUERE TWO CENTS. CURTISS FLIES FROM ALBANY TO NEW YORK Brilliant Success of Aviator on First Aitempt for $10,000 Prize. DOES 150 MILES IN 2 HRS. 54 MIN. Average Breaks Record at 51 2-3 Miles an Hour— Stops at Pough keepsie, Then on Upper End of Manhattan, and Ends Trip on Governors Island. RECORDS FOR DISTANCE BETWEEN ALBANY AND NEW YORK. Henry Hud»ou. September. 1609. on Half Moon II day* Robert Fulton, Ao«i»t. 1807. on Clermont 33 bourn New York Central, dally. Empire State Riprrw. . . *: hour* 40 minute* S. W. Granbery. .July. 1309. motor boat Irene. 11... It hours 1% miautes 30 seconds Edward Payroll \%>«ton. April-May. 1910. pedestrian.. .... '.'• hours Hudson River >teamboat». dally About 7 hour* Glenn 11. Curt ise. May. 1010, aeroplane ...-f2 hours VI minute* " ■To Grand Central Station. -To <,oT»rnor«. Island. Glenn H. Curtiss flew in his aeroplane from Albany to Governor's Island yes terday morning.' Before congregations in churches were dismissed he had won the $10,000 prize offered by "The New York "World." Before New Yorkers sat down to their noonday meal the money was In his pocket. The distance between Albany and New York by rail is 143 miles. Augustus Post, official timer of the Aero Club of America,. estimated that Mr. Curtiss flew 150 miles. . . \ Two stops were. made from Albany to Governor's Island. The first, five miles south -of Poughkeepsie, after a flight of seventy-five miles, which was flown hi one hour and twenty-three minutes. The second, at 207 th street and Hudson River, sixty-two miles from Poughkeep sie, in one hour and nine minutes. He then had won ..the prize, but he continued to Governor's Island, where he arrived at 12:04 p. m.. making the last aerial lap in his trip, the wonder and beauty of which will travel around the world, in Just twenty-two minutes. Mr. Post figured that the aviator was in the air two hours and thirty- min utes while flying from Albany to his first stop in Manhattan, and two hours and fifty-four minutes until he embraced ; Mrs. Curtis on Governor's Island. i If these figures are accepted by the Aero Club the average speed of Mr. Cur tiss for the approximated ISO miles will be. officially registered at fifty-one and two-thirds miles -an hour. -• ". ..'Two More Big Records. This will mean that" the winner of. the speed record at- Rheims,- -France,, last year has added two splendid trophies to his list— namely, the distance record for •cross-country flight in America and the speed record of the world for flying of that character. • r- ' He bowed to the waving of handker chiefs at his tuning grounds. Van Renn selaer Island, at 7:02 a. m., and one min ute later Albany was left behind. In cluding stops the time" from start to finish was five hours and two minutes. Curtiss was up before dawn, hesitant despite favorable weather conditions. U'ith his mechanic and a group of sleepy spectators he went to Van Rensselaer. on the Hudson, where his aerial steed was tented. Waiting at the river brink was a special New York Central train for Mrs. Curtiss and her party. It was aeroplaning weather. The vague dawn breathed "the faint tender ness of summer airs." Those in the train could not see the actual starT, but those on the island did, and never will they forget it. Curtiss arose from the ground at a pulsating bound. There was no trial flight; no disap pointing retrograde manifestations on the part of any of the delicate machin ery; no hesitation ar looking backward by th=> slight, determined driver of the world's fastest flyer. The aeroplane darted straight for its southern goal, after turning only sixty seconds to the westward to permit Curtiss to comply with the terms of the competition and technically cross th° Albany city line. Aeroplane Up 700 Feet. The spectacle was dramatic. Straight up soared the aeroplane to perhaps five hundred feet, which it seemed only for a moment to hold until, intoxicated with the excitement of high life, it strove for an even greater altitude and succeeded. Seven hundred feet high was Curtiss now, something he had never before at tempted in his life. The man became blended with the machine. Then ma chine and man dwindled to the propor tions of a boy's kite Tt.' drumming of the motor sounded like *he beUig<>ront humming of an angry wasp. In three minutes there .as only a spe^k in the distance. The razor-shaped champion had invaded a host of dangers, for fame, for the love of the thing and for $10,000. "Toot-toot." snorted the engine of the special. "Beat beat," went the heart of Mrs. Curtiss as the train gave quick chase. I'nknown imps were plucking at her husband's sleeve, were in the wings of his ship, at his motor — evervv. > The sky was perfectly clear and th little wind that was blowing came from the north—a direction favorable to Cur tiss—at a ."peed of perhaps four mllea an hour. . •'Vi •> Curtiss Beats Special Train. So quickly did Curtiss fly t.iat for twenty-one miles southward thu locomo tive, though running nearly a mile a minute, remained behind. At 7:2»". the more cumbersome engine came abreast the aeroplane, and thence to New York City those on board kept the aviator in sight. But as he did not reck with curves of track and reduced speed through towns and switches the man above maintained a substantial lead. Swiftly town and countryside reeled b>v Cattkill was passed at 7:41. with the aeroplane a thousand feet above the Hudson. At S:OS he was still flying high and veering well toward the west bank of the river. The exhaust of Mi engine could' be plainly heard by those below. For six mites it drew attention to his coming and cheers arose from shore and boat. At 8»00. sixty/Uiree minutes after the Start, 'if s-oared past RhinecHfT ferry. fifty-four miles from Albany. Here ther* \9 a turn in the river and Curtis.* I again to the west, passing overland to shorten his course. Staatsburg marked the sixtieth mile point and the watches showed h« fend covered this distance in sixty-nine minute*. With Staatsburg behind, the giant bridge spanning the river at Poush keepsie pervaded the scenery. ■' ;U-wil! he do with it?" queried excited members of the party on the ridiculous looking train. "Is it over or mmtm do you think? Eh? Look at th« ma.hine. will yswi He., going over the bridge with three hundred feet to spare." Makes His First Stop. And hi ili'l. The bridge is -12 feet. Thence he turned westward an.!. all the pretty little ways of a bird, he settled softly in the field fiv» miles south < f Poughkeepsie at 8:°.6 o'clock. He had flown seventy-five miles from Albany in eighty-three minutes. Ele wasted to fix a wire that had been tinging out of tun© and he wanted to replenish hi.s .stock of gasolene. Except for the discordant wire, nothing ha,d gone amiss. Nature and the farmer* had greeted him with smiles along the way. If he had been a French aviator he would have told of his fetlings in purple prose. A modest man, he drew out his watch and seemed pleased at what he saw. Only on- -■ rted the for the land, when, for a short > flew over an ice house and crossed a hIU just below RhineclifT Ferry. Once • • ■ r a lighthouse placed m the mkldk- of the stream before flying machines were so common. Two Ha men above Staatsburg. startled by the special's unscheduled rout of th*»lr Sun day morning peace. Jumped to their feet. gaped at the thundering express train's speed and unsophisticatedly wondered at the cinder beaten faces of the queer persons hanging out of the car windows, and continued to cogitate, with their faces in that direction, entirely innocent of the free show that Cnrtiss was con ducting up above them and at their rear. They may read about the flying machine later in the week and know why the train was there. Curtiss saw the fishermen, but he couldn't secure their attention, sr he left them behind with the rest of. the scenery. Gasolene from Autoists. He had alighted at a place hereafter historic, but hitherto known only a.» * Jill Meadows. He selected it last week. but because of the postponements Cur tiss was not expected yesterday morn- Inp and there was no gasolene or oil awaiting him, Two automobile trav ellers urged their favorite brands and Mr Curtiss accepted gladly. Curtiss's tanks were filled with ten gallons of gasolene before the start from Albany. Examination showed that three gallons remained, and that was enough to carry him to West Point. But Cur tiss was taking no chances, and tn« timely arrival of the autoiata with sup plies saved the aeronautic day. Fire alarm bells were rung as fhs aviator neared PougbJteepsie, but his progress was so rapid that only a lew persons reached a point of vantage. On the Gill Meadows a little group sighted him coming in the distance and sent up a cheer. From above he saw them as black specks, and was tr.j» guided to his landing place. The special train meanwhile brought his wife, who rushed from her car. climbed valiantly over the hitls from the railroad track and hurried to her husband's side. She greeted him Ju bilantly, while the crowd cheered again. Curtiss. I r one hour, tried to look as if he wasn't a curiosity, and then, with tanks refilled and every wire and screw tested, he took his seat for the final to New York. West Point Cadets Cheor The biplane ran along the meadows for about two hundred feet, then shot from the ground with nose pointed toward the river. In a moment more the air craft wv ever the Hudson, and Curtiss turned his course south and s*>on hf* enthusiastic hosts saw him no more. The start was made at 0:26 o'clock on the dot. The United States Military Academy at West Point «w passed at :<■•■- o'clock. Officers and cadets alike looked upward and sent a cheer after C rthm who could not hear it. but h« said afterward that he felt it was there. I"-.- ..--.iin-T f..r«ot to rlr- ■ Sjri -.t- B too, was occupied. The most sensational Incident of the trip occurred at famous Storm King ■ was flying high at this p» ■■• • feet, he estimated — whs* a shifty wind caused the machine to drop and tilt. He dropped forty feet. He re gained control , . \ . - . . ■ :. was passing Peekskill, Ossinirg and 1 >..: t.s F'-rrj Yonkers was reached at 10:30 and ho was flying about level with the Fall cades, three hundred to four hundred feet up. Curtiss says that here he got his first glimpse of the Metropolitan 1 ootimird on fourth paf f.