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- ton. Stuck in Swamp. Soars
cgiertiv from Narrow Rest
ing Place to Last Stretch.
«c from His Predicament
denied Impossible, When Dar
ing Aviator Plucked Victory
~*°in the Hour of Defeat. .
■'" : , nt^ vr.zs.- Hamilton wound up his
„r f ln--- with one of the Inost spec
. s , t? he has performed since he
3 "*"7* tc tar.c the aeroplane, even if he
Unot B«B« his trl? to * >hiladel P
L - e :srn according: to schedule,
—»* a- <i;£. broken, patched and riveted
*" *.le* which he had threatened to di?
,-C ' -„.- City and had refused to uw
feast's Maaf. ssji an tm&mm that
— — ifstzs: explosions, he lifted his ma
v e .C xriOi marvellous precision out of a
tie *si3e£ of wfcldi Uie win^s scraped.
£tbonsu»A feet in tiM air, and shot
**'« os *- c 3asT lap of his trip OF#ar the
fr<« of Staten Island and the waters of
r *"*^ r^- Bi}". travelling the eighteen.
f^ts'i^CT thfr Amboy marshes, In tweitty
- - jt??
*%*<£. sf-«" * is drop into the Rantan
' Z^Tbe got his machine -af^'y into the
■avsawi. near Fo'ath Amboy. he was
I^d iz. firp&wntly as safely as though a
on. The spread of Us aero
m|«BS ■» feet 5 inches from tip to tip,
V-2* tie tridth of the road from gutter to
]^ r vrzf barely more tbaa a) feet. On
**t left Blfle ts? a line of telegraph poles
*^d ■KiTPf. 2nd on the right a thick forest
v^c^fd the way.
*7-»cr:obi]es formed a solid phalanx
y f«>t behind hi? rear rudder, and
!„ tebflrefl yards ahead - ttwr solid
jioiv d motor car* hid the road for a. mile,
Ujh £ii thoosisd rr.en, women and chil
&z. croirded every foot of available space.
Cuiet Wcrlc Before Start.
-_ t Tras twist of the propeller and
i«ries of Irregular explosions. The engine
: «s'«oPP* d and ti " kPred wJth. Then an
tgj£ tarn of the propeller, aad this time
%yjjlucJ acre =omewhat reduced in ran
,)£ Tfce youngster with the drawn face
el fi^"'°- s C ? PS tf>nK a 01 * glance along
kfjrnsni ruflflet; waved to a man wbusa
M«sa projected into the roa^J. climbed
Uf^nat nodiJed. and vas off.
~?s 3* yard? tl» machine dashed straight
£? tt» automobile? ahead, wafle the Ir- ;
walar explosions «f the engine mimicked :
** heartbeats of the crowd. And just as
t-« £asftt"r seemed ■--•=• planes
pec ffitefl a=d the machine scraped above
iifiwds ••■•-.- b«wf]d#d throng.
I BtaSgM*«*y •-- hal * a mile, ifatns; con
n-er bfeher. th»n- ■
hack - ack to F1
For the aeroplane. Inclined at an acate
iir>. •rtj taming, f-caring and disappear
.--. to .-:.-■ But the turn con-
Jt3fj i= a gr^at circle mare than two
e3s ta fiiarr.eteT. and at ■ lnl|_ln of a.
ttrrFsrfi feet the cetermined little pilot
£tl»i vp his cotrrse where he had been
frr?d to abandon It for the drop to the
■nsfi ar,d dashed away for the final
ii^rr place, on Governor's Island.
M»ny Threats of Disaster.
Til^J becari to happen to Hamilton
try a The day— mishaps that threatened
t.- th» great effort in disaster. The
in re-D-:hirdi= of the r^&d to Philadelphia
•ct travelled -w-iih only seven cylinders of
fsrlrses workirg. Less than one-third
s? tie irar iiom*> one cylinder again dronped
sr af <xsr3Tn!E£inr., and twenty-six miles
frier ca orly six were working.
?S? rcLfS mar*. «nd Hajnilton lost his
nj -<■ cut oiit of the track in a wide
teie t-d in the arterr.pt to find himself
?ffi irto a -worse position. He mistook the
3ti Bj?£i3 arid suTirig out over the Raritan
i^r at Perr*! Amboy when he should
a» bpfn astoriishing Newark Bay at
i'w&s here that he decided not to try to
as tte *a±- with his engines working
£7. a derisjnn that he changed five
2?s lat^r tn nrie to fly --•',- any en
*s. if Etcessary, to finish the trip. A
it tr^itz f.eid spread itself out beneath
fe £-d he circled it twice, selecting a
•SiM* rlare tn land, and glided softly to
twang r!s^e about eighteen inches deep
■«?Tsßmi half a mile below the county
cif©. frcn Perth Amboy across the
j- Wades Away Through Mud.
s^t such simple mishaps do not dis
ttr ~8?" Hamilton, and he waded out and
r " fcis way to Soiith Amboy, where he
& r * furpjy of n»vv spark plugs to replace
■•ifith* e^eine crushed wffh dirt and
*Saoed his wife at Governor's Island.
TassH O K." he said, "and made the
5* -ne; but 1 came down in the mud
I* faith Amboy."
"h rzs fne nitil I hir the nrod." was his
Or RaHaoa later
■^^n and ha^rs'ar'j as he was and in-
e T tir*<3 with the strain of the trip,
uttle man thought only or
•~ ! sn:r-j Ws -nnrk. j-ie seeTn-=d uriaware
*tt* Camstmly gron-lng crowd' that gath
*^ k - be Btroj^led to be away again be
** «rr:n«.F -athered. He pushed his
•- - tr.orj; tbea and crushed them aside
they -sere v.-eeds. Their cheers
•-■■"£ BzJbearins ears, arid when the
s*?trapbers fh-m^nclf-c. a ricture he asked
*_^s*?^ nepp«J briefly into p n sition.
*25 r« ajrain lt oriCfU ' tn a.- the
*£ m^ a ,-ro r . ...ne.
L ««b short minutes aj= he IJIIITIIIHI
g^ cu>-iy T he utter -weariness of the
41 "J" piain - Eut lf his muscles were
3*v f " ' ss bt*-n. and he saw ev^ry
>s^* r ' T ** tn^ mechanics. His f«i
,^ Ve *' 1 "' fi -'"roT-r, almost rurt. except
- -.* eavr- instructions to the workmen.
'Want a Maid?
he better grade of servants
I venire f or situations in
gj *nt" columns. p ut
JV^ "Want Ad." if you
* Btf »<i what you need.
| —
| 154 Nassau St.
i Upt3^. 1364 Broadway.
The white bearded man is Samuel King, the pioneer balloonist, who began nuking
I'np-distanre qpceriFions more than half "a century ago.
fFhnrneraphs by InMrten Ptpss Association
ar.d he mad" only hrief comments on the
events of The voyage.
'"The first cylinder stopped . p.t Trenton,
ri^ht nver the railroad station."
"The second stopped at X»w Brunswick."
"I left the railroad at Metuchen."
"*I thought it was a meadow before I hit
That was his conversation. To general
remarks he replied with only a 'blank look.
Hi? mind was on his machine, and for th«
time he could think of nothing else.
When he hit the swamp and found him
self buried above the hubs he did not
give up the job and wade away. Hamilton
cot his machine as far oi:t of the marsh
as one man could lift it. and made three
attempts to start the engine and find solid
The propeller fouled in the Ions: farsh
frra?s on the third trial, and was EpUt be
yond all hope of use. Only then did he
abandon the machine temporarily and look
for help. When he went for the spark
pluss and telephoned to his -wife, he tele
phoned aj«o to Glenn Curtlsa to hurry over
with a new propeller, and hunted tip men
to help him pet the aeroplane to a safe
iMlllll place.
All that part of New Jersey had been!
watching: for the return from. Philadelphia,
and when Hamilton j?ot back to the swamp
he_ found many willing hands to push, pull
axd carry the aeroplane to a narrow but
solid road that ran through the marsh.
It was OrO r o'clock when, Hamilton sank
in the m 3d— hoar and 29 minutes after
he had circled the tig United Gas Com
pany's gas tank in rarewell to Philadelphia,
and by 2 o'clock the engines were ready for
a teat ajerain. But it was a long and tedious
wait for the propeller. It had to be brought
by ferry from Governor's Island to Manhat
tan, then by ferry to Staten Island and by
automobile to Tottenville. Once more the ;
ferry to Perth Amboy. and then the motor j
car trip to the little spot of hard ground i
in the middle of the swamp.
Hamilton was bo impatient that he tried l
to <-har'--— ■ *:- to take him to- Governor's
Island to get the new propeller. And when j
aT last it arrived, instead of being a new
piece of timber it was the old and rotten ,
affair thai Hamilton, darlne as= he has al- |
ways been, had already refused to tniFt. |
But now It was the only hope, and he came j
with it triumphantly, and required only
that new belts should "be used to hold it in
place. ,
Meantime all the Amboys gathered in the
swamp and declared that at last they were
r,- the map.
"I reckon they will know where the Am
boya are now." was the declaration.
"Old Amboy hi having its day."
While young and old came on foot
through the. marsh, automobiles, wagons,
carriages, buggies and an, occasional horse
with a rope around his nerk and a blanket
over his back for two barefoot riders gath
ered 1n the Shore Road.
- [lton saw them not and cared not for
them, but • either did he disappoint them.
A ten-foot road offered, seemingly, the only
egress from the swamp for a thirty-foot
aeroplane. Hamilton saw another way. The
light machine was lifted above the heads of
fifty proud citizens of the Amboys and car
ried at arms* lenrth across half a mile of
marsh to a road that "had Just the width
of the airship and no more.
There was no unnecessaray delay here,
either. Edward Cleary, who once futilely
tried to manage Louis Paulhan. had hur
ried over from his Staten Island factory
to help Hamilton out. and with much
tramping back and forth and many weird
syllables be did valiant work in clearing
the road. Hamilton still tinkered with
the engine and measured the runway with
bis eye. Only once did he appear to real
ize that there might be aught in the world
beside aeroplanes and round trips to Phil
adelphia. That was when he saw Curtiss
in the crowd. ,
"Who's on the island?" he asked.
So one answered, and he forgot that he
had asked
Twice he started to climb into the ma
chine hut each time Cleary insisted that
there should be a longer runway. and
Hamilton shrugged his shoulders and gave
way. He was not fighting men. The air
was his pT*y. Two hundred yards were
slowly cleared. Clearly demanded more
room Hamilton climbed into the ma
chine. Cleary ran suddenly from the back
to the front of the aeroplane, brandished
B«i flstß. fhouted. ducked. ,and at 6:19 the
pilot of the skies had once more left the
Crowds Swarmed Out as Whis
tles Shrieked and Bells Rang:.
rp.v "TVJerraph to Th« Tribune.]
N>w Brunswick, N J.. June 13.—Hun
dreds saw Charles X Hamilton ny over
t V,. ity to-day. The crowd swarmed
♦he liatform of the Pennsylvania station
ar«i along the elevated tracks, upon fac
tory roof* and tops of houses. Factory
•*hlstlefi were blown and the fire alarm
bell* in the local church towers rang out
th*!r warning of the aviators approach
xi, n LliiWi and women and children
M«cd handkermitsfs. the city on his way
, n PMJaaVlpnU at 8:16. Just behind the spe
'train ,On the return tril> he arrived
*t l' SS "clock, and was racing witn the
lrJAi\ uhlch waa running fifty miles an
■ P m- to keep up. Near Metuchen he had
?ro"iblV wiS? the spark plug and a pro-
P el er blade broke. Soon after that be de
bc*n<ied at SuutH Amboy.
Has Fallen More than 60 Times
Without Much Injury.
Mother Early Recognized That
Fact, and So "Charlie" Es
caped Many Spankings.

When "Charlie" Hamilton Encashed his
mother's best parasol thron^h using it as
a parachute in a spectacular flig-ht from
the upper door of the barn some years ago
he was not spanked.
"Of course^ he wants to fly," explained i
the mother." "T have wanted to all my life,
and fharlie' inherits the desire. He just
can't help trying to. get off the earth."
A few days ago this Spartan mother
watched her son's daredevil feats at Mine
ola without a tremor, and even* wanted her
own long-thwarted desires satisfied by
taking a flight with him.
The mother, now Mr= N". M. Beaudette,
tells many stories of those early experi
! ments in New Britain. Conn., where the
I young aviator was born twenty-nine years j
aero. He experimented with kites of all j
| sorts and sizes. Then, not being able to j
! lift himself off the ground. he did the next j
I best thing— built a sail wagon, with which
J he ran over the gmeprs -cart, thereby caus
j ing his mother a pretty expense for groce- I
i ries she never used. Btlli no spanking.
Then came at last the day when he
: really found himself aloft, with no support
save the invisible air. A balloonist was giv
| ing an exhlbitfbn In town. The boy begged
for a flight and got it. His whole being
thrilled at the new sensation, beside which
long-cherished anticipation paled. He knew
that his life woi was to be in the air.
They kept him in school a few years, but
the lure of the sky was too strong, and he
soon returned to his kites. •
His career has been a series of seemingly I
miraculous escapes. LJght and quick as a j
cat, he seems to have that animals faculty j
for always landing on his feet, and minds j
a fall as little. He has come to despise the I
perils that keep most human feet planted |
firmly on the earth. While working with I
Israel Ludlow in his experiments with the \
gliding box kite arrangement, the. forerun- j
ncr of the aeroplane, he fell no fewer than
sixty-three times. He was repeatedly
thrown by his dirigibles, and since taking
up the aeroplane, he has Just missed death
on. more than one occasion.
One of his first bad falls wa» at Ormond
Beach. .Fla.. while using a Ludlow glider.
He was three hundred feet from the ground,
being drawn by an automobile at twenty
miles an hour. Something went wrong and
he came down like a stone dropping from
a cliff. But even in that brief Interval of
perpendicular descent he climbed • to the
upper plane of the glider, and the frame
work below him broke his fall. He was only
»a little ctunned.
- "Confound it! I've lost my cigar!" waa
all he said when his breath returned.
He smokes cigarettes now while flying.
They steady his nerves, he says. There is
always a piece of llghted^unk, fastened to
the framework of the machine, In reach of
the aviator's face, as essential a part of
the equipment of a Hamiltonian flight as
the gasolene, for one can't attend to a mul
titude of Important levers and light matches
at the same time while flying sixty miles
an hour.
His most exciting session with a dirigible
balloon was some fourteen thousand f«et
above ill-omened Paterson, N. J. He was i
making an ascent there when his ballast |
fell off. The. big cigar-ahaped affair pointed j
up and shot two miles skyward like a
giant projectile. The aviator climbed into
the rigging and was trying to get the es- |
cape valve open, when the gas bag burst. j
He started down faster than he went up. i
But after a mile or so of sheer drop the j
torn silk flattened into an impromptu para- I
chute and the cat-man landed as lightly as
a lea ffrom a maple bough.
It was not till November 26 that Hamil- I
ton took his first flight in a real aeroplane. I
He already knew the ways of the air, how- j
ever, and at once took front rank as an j
aviator. One day he was flying at a con
siderable height, when he crank shaft of
his motor broke He knew that as soon aa
he lost momentum he would drop. Ha
thought quickly and acted almost on the in
! stant! Throwing the forward planes down j
' he shot toward the earth at a sharp angle. |
! N>aring the ground he threw the planes j
jn again and settled to the ground with- '
out a Jar. So he discovered his famous ',
-■lide that has startled spectators ever
since Many tay he will make it once too {
often; in fact, the prophecy was nearly
fulfilled' at Seattle a few months ago. 1
- .
He was flying over I/ak» "Washington,
when he. decided to do the glide to the lake
surface, skim along like a skipping stone for
a few rods and then go up again. He came
down at seventy-five miles an hour, mis
calculated his distance and dived into the
water like a spent rocket. But again the
cat-man had climbed on top of his machine
ani hip life was sav^d..
The record of which he has always been
proudest up to the present was made at
San Dfeero. Cal., last January. There he
flew twenty-six and a half miles arross
country and seq to the Mexican border,
crossing It and flying back without making
a stop. Thirty miles of the distance was
over the Pacific, out of sight of land. Thus
he was the first aviator to fly out of sight
of land and to cross an international
boundary where the border line was not a
Alleged Murderer Believed To
Be Within Mile of Home.
Monroe Bridge, Mass , June 13.— The hunt
for Silas Phelps. alleged murderer of Sher
iff Emmett F. Haskins and assailant of
Mr. Penman, pupprirtend^nt of the Ramage
Paper Works, resolved it«=e]f into two sep
arate expeditions into the forests of Mon
roe Mountain to-night. State DetPctivA
Bligh, who h«=ad*=d on«* party, said he be
lieved the fugitive would n<= found within
a mile of his home.
The developments of the day showed that
the hunted man passed part of Sunday
night in a schoolhouse at Readsborn. Vt..
four and a half miles from here, where he
had madw himself comfortable. Up to to
night this is the only trace of him since
he is said to have shot and killed Sheriff
Haskins on Sunday mornin?. when the lat
tfr railed to arrest him for the alleged
stabbing of the Fuperintendent of the
Ramaee Paper Works.
Phelps is a skilled woodsman and a good
shot. He was well armed when he left his
house yesterday.
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Thought Hamilton's Flight a
Daily Feature of Life in
Great America.
Some Rose Early and Some Did
Not Go to Bed, but All Who
Got There Were Glad They
Had Been Strong.
It seem-'d at the Battery yesterday as If
a veritable immigrant armada had come to
port. The timeworn expression "Thousands
lined the beach," was resurrected every
little while in the afternoon, ass the curious
hopped oft* surface, cars and the horde of
enthusiastic humanity literally poured out
of that hole in the grrnund known as the
subway exit.
Four ships from Europe or the Mediter
ranean will always draw a crowd to the
Battery. However poor or humble they
may be. immigrants will have friends on
these shores, and these friends will swarm
by the hundreds to the Barge Office to
meet them on arrival from Ellis Tsland. A
Battery crowd is as common as the pave
ment stones— something conspicuous usually
by its absence.
It was conspicuous yesterday by its
volume. The stranger from Ellis Island had
to pick his own way. His friends might
have gone there to meet him. but they
learned later that Hamilton, "da man
whata go up queeka an fly far lika da
bird." was on his way from Philadelphia,
and what was Antonio or Maria then com
pared with "dat fella in da sky"? Antonio
and Maria could wait— wa!t for a week, if
necessary— because "dat man Hamilton
don' fly every day."
Hamilton got away too early for the
sleepy-heads. Good resolutions made the
night before were broken by prolonged
slumber, and so the Battery crowd was not
as !arge at the ascension as it might have
"Thought there would have been more
folks here," said one man to a watcher, as
the latter arose with a yawn from his grass
lied by the Aquarium. "I'm glad they -ain't
no more than just them that's here. It's
worth getting up for. and them that ain't
got the nerve don't deserve to see that
young cub fly. They ain't nuthin' worth
while in this life unless it's paid fur. I paid
fur this here fun with six good long hours
of lost sleep."
The man wno had arisen rubbed his eyes
and looked toward Governor's Island.
"Guess you're rignt, partner. Couldn't get
up myself, so I ju6t set up all night in the
park. Did he go up yet?"
A? the hands of the clock in the Produce
Exchange tower pointed at 7 the slim crowd
became anxious, huddled closer together
and trained their eyes toward the island.
It was a long vigil. Those who dared
turn their heads northward saw open win
dows in the big buildings in lower Manhat
tan. The office boy and the stenographer
came down ahead of the boss and stole a
march on him for a glimpse of the man
who was to fly.
The false alarms of "There he airft! 1 '
made the watchers on the green wary, but
at last when the Curtiss biplane that had
thrilled thousands at Rheims climbed up
high into the heavens out of the low mask
ing foliage of Governor's Tsland the watch
ers gasped. Silence fell over them for a
moment. Then as if bidden by one mind
they shouted to the fleeting air wight, who
could not hear them.
The cheer went up a^ain. and that was
all. Before the well wishers of the Con
necticut wonder could Bay more he was lost
In the gray dome ahead. There was a gen- j
eral muttering as the watchers dispersed, j
Some peered into the south long after
j Hamilton was well Intr> N>w Jersey. Black j
; specks flitted before tired eyes. A dozen |
! visionary aeroplanes took the place of the
real one that had j?one. Some folks who
did nor know Hamilton really thought he
mipht return to make repairs.
'This Is an event of history." said the oc
cupant of 'he only automobile at the park
a? he climbed into his btg touring car and J
nrd^rorl his driver to go home. "Hang it j
all. he went the wrong way." he continued.
"That lad should have flown over Wee
hawken, where his great namesake, and no
doubt ancestor, was stricken by the un
mentionable Burr. Therf -would have been
some real big history' to record in that "
Th^> early editions of the afternoon news
papers announcing the flight kept the late
comers from a futile vigil. But with the j
noon hour, when it looked as if Hamilton j
might come hack ahead of time with one j
of his customary surprises. Battery Park J
took in about all It could comforftably hold, j
Restaurants were deserted. The hungry [
ones of the business world walked and
watched an dnibbl«»d r>n sandwiches, and by
1 :30 o'clock thp ?ward was black.
Newt of the descent in Perth Amboy
rtme like a blow to the multitude and
tardy offire workers skulked ba^k to their
desks. Thp real big crowd at the Batfry
did not see Hamilton. The dreg 3 saw him
go and the dregs saw him come back. Many
who saw him fly up the bay in the evening
were there when he shot up from the Island
in the gray mist of the morning.
As he dropped down behind the trees
that screened his initial leap from earth in
the morning, the Battery watchers ran to
the eastward, a veritable army in retrea r .
Reinforcements came from the north and
the east and the wesr, and prepared for an
attack upon the Governor's Island f^rry
landing, where Hamilton was to come
ashore. They fought bravely for a glimpse
of him. and the glimpse was paid for In
April. 1910. l.oui- Paulhan. 117 mil»«. . !
June. 1910. C. K. Hamilton. 87.7 mil**.
March. 1910. Glenn H. Cnrtiss. 75 miles.
Date. Machine. Start. Miles." HJI-S.
1909 . . Biplane Vancouver . ... 2S • O:3«:0O
June 13. 1910 Biplane X. Y. to Fhila. to >'. V 175 «10:57:0O
•Time of actual flight. 5:31:00. .
Hamilton won third Diize in sp*ed contest for ten laps, a distance of forty-two
miles, at r.oM Angeles. . .
Jnly 17. 1909 Biplane . . . Mlneoia. L. 1 15 0:21:00
July 18. 1909 Biplane Mineola. L. I 30 0:52:30
Sept. 11. 1909 Biplane Brr«ria. Italy 31 0:40:24
January. 1910. Biplane Los Angeles . 30 ■
Mrt 29. 1910 . ... . Biplane .. Albany to »w Tork . . 13» 2:32:0©
Other Curtiss records: Won speed t«*«T at Los Ani?elr# br making: ten lap* of course.
16.11 miles, in 23 minutes 43 3-5 seconds: quiclCest start risine in run of 98 f ••* , rreatest
• *p«-*d for one lap. covering 1.81 miles In 2 minutes 12 MM-ond*: reached speed of »lxt»
miles an hour over course: «horte>*t time in rising, « 2-5 seconds.
Sept. 21. ISOB Biplane Airwmrs . 41 1:31:00
Oct. 10. 1908 . Biplane . . . Auvonrs 4fi 1:09:00
Dec. 18. 1908 Biplane Anrours «2 1:54:00
Dec 31. 1908 Biplane Auvours - 77 2:20:23
Oct. 4, 1909 Biplane New Tork 21 0:23:31
Sept. 8. 1908 Biplane . ... Fort Myer . 4© •:SZ:9%
Sept. 12. 1908 Biplane . ... Fort Myer .. 50 1:13:00
Oct. 4, 1909 ' Biplane Berlin . 21 •:33:33
July 23. 1909 Biplane Doual ... 43 1:17:19
Noy. 20. 1909 .Biplane. ........ .Mourmelon „... 37, 0:55:00
Jan 18. 1910 Biplane Los Anjjele« -. *5.77 1:5«:32
April. 1910 ..■....'. .• Biplane London to >Canchi»*ter I*B 4:11:00
■ Other Fanlhan records: Won first prizei ze for endurance and time in air at Los Aa
jrelesr first prize for making; three lap» of ronrse. 4.82 miles, with pas»en«er. In 8 min
utes 18 1-5 seconds: height record, ascending 4.600 feet; win» record in erosa-eountry
trip of 45.75 miles in X hour 2 minutes 42 seconds.
Au*. 27. 1909 Biplane Rheims 113 3:04:57
Set! 8, 1909 Biplane Berlin «2 1:4*:<»
Nov. 3. 1909 Biplane Mourmelon 137.25 4:0*5:25
4ug 26.1909 Monoplane Rheims 96 2:18:09
Aug. 26. 1909 •• Biplane Rhelms 72 1:52:00
Oct. 1. 1909 Biplane Berlin 80 2:38:00
June 2. 1910 Biplane . Across Channel and back.. .. 50 1:35:00
July 25. 1909 3lonoplane Calais to near Dorer. Enf 23 0:33:00
May 21. 1910 Monoplane Calais to Winston Court
Farm. England 28 0:50:00
Count de Lesseps is a grandson of the late Ferdinand de Lessep*. the French en
gineer of Suez Canal fame.

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