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V OL 1A\...-N° 23,311
Workmen Refuse to Meet Gov
ernment's Call on Them
as Reserves.
Military Engineers Taking Posts
Troops Guard Stations —
Western Railway Em
ployes Go Out.
Paris, Oct. 12— central strike
committee of the National Railroad
Unicn .net last ni sht5 ht and deeded to call
c the men of a < the railroads to stake
Pari* Oct. | -France again faces a
strike situation. The employes
or the Northern Railroad went on strike
eirly to-day. and to-night the strike
spread to the Western Railroad, which
-« owr.ed by the state. Indication? are
that to-morrow will see a complete tie
cp in Northern and Western France.
The strikes at the present time involve
about eighty thousand men. The strike
an the Western road was voted this
«.i*n:ng by eight thousand men employed
•p Paris and the suburbs. They count on
the national unions to tie up the prov
inces. U is reported that the movement
may possibly also extend to th* Eastern
md the Paris. Lyons and Mediterranean
Km Is usual in such circumstances, the
,-:y of Paris is threatened with a sc«r
ciry of ffcod supplies. Freight, mail and
passenser transportation is partly pros
•rated. and th^ vast army of working
pexxpfe in the Northwest are unable to
r»ach their places of business.
Military engineers are taking the
;-a,ccs of the strikers and troops are
BtiardlJi* various Stations and important
sections of the roads. I^rge military
forces were hastily distributed a th«
first evidence that a strike had been de
•are-J, and additional troops were or
■j<red out to-night.
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The tie-un on the Western road af
ro'-ts the American mail and passengers
d'je by Tram at Cherbourg to-morrow
for the steamships Kronrrir.z WUhelm
pml Teutonic. Th»* aeronauts Aud<-
r.iars. I-terri.-r and Garros, who ar*> to
rake part in th<-- aviation meeting at Bei
munt Park and are booked sail on the
Teutonic, will go tr> Cherbourg by auto
Grave consequences may follow the
action of the Cabinet in calling out the
«tnk*»rs as reserves, as the strikers have
tnted not i<> respond. They will base
th<ir refusal on the ground list the law
provides for th^ mobilization of technical
employes of the railroads only for the
Transportation of troops and materials
of war. Th*> srov« ; rnm»-nt is at work on
a p\i*n to insure th^ transportation of
r^rx^-ssiti^s t>< Paris and other affected
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Strikers Refuse to Yield.
The employes met this afternoon and
icTf-d to oor.tirvijp tn<o strJk* untjl tneir
ri-mand? were acceded to. and th* mili
tant members of their organization who
had been dismissed during tht- day were
Thf conservative newspapers condemn
ihe ftrike as indicating a revolutionary
OtMTaJ Federation of Labor, trying <o
*bsorb the railroad unions, but th<* So
ciHiist r.'r<-ss hails it as a commendable
*,a:t!e to obtain n^ded redress.
By 11 o'clock this rorenoon th»» tie-up
of th*» Northern system was prartically
conapJete' .At That hour only trains for
« alitis and Cnlosrn*- v*-re moving.
.^«-vwai a'ts of violence occurred l>e
fo-*. daybrrak. At Pt. Qumtin the
irarks vi--rt' torn iip, sad two locomo
tive* wwre in c-ollislon at Trrgni<-r and
obstructed the main tra<-k.
There haw !.t-*n ill reeling on the part
of the employe* for *om«? ihn~. owine to
the refusal of the Northern Railroad to
increase wages. Th«^ have been ru
more of an imperdir-j? Ftrik<\ bat th^
m.ji oondLj'-tr-d th*<ir i,bns with great
s. < rery and not until last evening va rt
It realized that thr- fignt probably ww O ul<i
i-*- on tu-tiay.
Tht demands of th<* employes are aa
First— A general increase in wages to
ruwt th^ higher cost .if living.
Beooad— A retroactive application of
the employes' Tension lav..
Third— A inure tjquitable division of
V ork
Fourth— The granting «>f on" day oft
in ■even for an employes.
Fifth— Distinct employment by the
runt!: instead of by the day.
As soon as the company and the au
thorities teamed the situation th^ Paris
terminus of the road was occupied by
thf military, municipal guards and Use
poiic»*. Th* government, it appears, was
V ' ii:.i<<] i.ii fuurtli pajr.
Lisbon Hears of the Sanction of
the Republic of Portugal.
Lisbon. Oct. 11.— The official an
nouncement was made to-night that
Brazil had recognized the Republic of
Portugal. Foreign Minister Mrs chad
expressed his thanks on behalf of the
government to Dr. da Costa Motta. the
Brazilian Minister.
A <lispnt- h from Ri<-> de Janeiro on
deaaher 1 said hat the government of
Brazil had authorized its minister at
Lisbon to enter Into relations with the
provisional government on eurreni busi
ness and the protection of Brazilians In
P^rtuga'. The government alaod<
that this did not mean the reeonniUoH
of th«- estahltshment af the now regime
in Portugal. This recognition. N araa
pointed out. could not b*> accorded until
Brazil was certain that the new rue
had the support of the awj'iillj of the
Portugtiese p< ople.
(Other news of the situation in Portu
gal on Page 3. >
Sacramento Officers Arrest
Former Los Angeles Man.
Sacramento, Cal.. Oct. 11. — George
Wallace nearly collapsed to-day after
being arrested at the local postoffiee
while receiving letters which it is de
clared connect him with "The Los An
geles Times" dynamiting. He is sup
posed to be a miner and familiar with
hich explosives.
When arrested Wallace tried to de
stroy two letters. Pieced together, one
of them shows that Wallace left Los
Angeles suddenly on the day following
I the dynamiting:, and Intimates that he
knows much concerning the affair. The
•writer used bitter language in speaking
at Harry Chandler, manager, and Har
rison <>ra> Otis, owner of "The Times."
"If I only could see you. George. I
could tell you i whole lot of things, but
ore cannot be too careful what he writes
!in a letter. ' the letter pays.
it , .
lowa City Cancels His Date to
Deliver Speech.
Red Oak. lowa. Oct. 11.— At the re
quest of the local Democratic campaign
committee the state central committee
has advised W. .1 Bryan that his speak
ing date in Red Oak has been can
tee ajivea a.= Its reason for
ing the dat^ Mr. Bryan's "bolt of
the head of the Nebraska Democrati
■ - ■ - •-.- • ucy on the
■tiOU and his reported inten-
HLBsman Walter I.
the yth District."
Virulent Case Discovered in
— Authorities Busy.
". , n.i.-i Oct. .11. -The first case of
Asiatic cholera has appeared In Eng
land. a man who lived in one of the
Rewton houses, a scries of poor man's
hotels.*? died in a public hospital on Fri
day. The directors of the hospital ascer
tained that It was a virulent case, and
are taking all measures to discover the
raus<» and to prevent the spread of the
Naples. Oct. 12.— Seven new cases of
cholera and four deaths have occurred
here in th»» ■st twenty-four hours.
Members Reported Chosen Un
der Terms of Hague Award.
JBy Cable to Tin Tribune.]
London. Oct. 11-— Part of the award of
the Hagu«» arbitration tribunal in the
Newfoundland fisheries case consisted in
the reference of certain questions to
committee experts. These are the ques
tions on which the court did not consider
itself competent to srive decision with
out ■>-. assistance of expert advice. The
fisheries convention made last year be
tween the British and T'nited States gov
ernments contains a provision for the
appointment of surh a committee, and
'The Manchester Guardian" understands
in accordance with this provision and
the award of the Hasruo tribunal the
committee has now been nominated.
The United States government will be
represented by Dr. Hugh H. Smith.
Deputy Commissioner of Fisheries. The
British representative on the committee
will bo Donald M orison. K. <". Minister
of Justice in Sir Edward Morris's gov
Mr. Morison do*-? not possess expert
knowledge of "i" technical side of the
fisheries question, but he knows its legal
aspects, and his advice in the matter
has already b*-^n of great assistance to
th*> Newfoundland government.
Wright Aviator Up Three Hours,
Eleven Minutes.
• • ' : » R Wei. n. j n a
Wneht biplane to-day <-renteri - n new
- ■ • - America of 3 hours.
11 minutes rtnd ."..". seconds. The previ
r.ii« record was mad* by Rai|.h John
-••n-. »»t Atlanti-- City, N .1. in 3 bours,
B mimztf;: aad 4<» seconds v.v-i. h as-
I at th»- Ktatoch m.\ Mtj<,n field ai
| 4^ a ckx k Moal of the ti;:).- h* Sew ;i»
Bfajh aßsti
Alfr«-'l L<- Blanc, k PVanch .-iviator.
BkrioT inonor.lanr fr^r the first
tim«* in An • ■■ I it the local meet tO
.;., H<- mad<- two flight?, one „f whl^h
• ■faruiar
Eesidents of Palmer, Mass., Must Con
serve Diminishing Water Supply.
ralmrr. Mass.. Oct. II Tub bathing is
rrohiblt<vS in an order issued by the Pal
mer Water Company la day, In an effort
t<- cons^rv*- ttit- rapidly diminishing supply
which the company's reservoirs hold until
::rtesliin wells « as i ■•• sunk and other
fineri,'*-ncy measures taken.
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si • ocli this
uses Bars body us
Crowd Sees Prizefighter Kill
Youngster in Effort to
Murder Enemy.
Unknown Man. Seeing Pistol
Pointed at Him. Snatches Up
Lad to Cover Himself, and
Runs After Shooting.
Henr> Greenwald. a pugilist, living in
M<-Kinley Square. The Hronx. shot and
killed Charles Fischer, ■■>. twelve-year
old boy. of No. 14"!» Madison avenue, at
Madison avenue anil l<C»d street last
evening. The bullet «J-eenwald fired was
intended for an unknown man. who held
the hoy before him as a shield. When
Greenwalri say I esult of his shot he
turned and r:tr thrnturti the streets, fol
lowed by v mob. untJ
way al No. l'J<"'> Fifth avenue. As two
detects - xed him Grrenwaid fire.i
a bullet Into his own brain, flying al
moet immediately.
Grepnwald got some small degree of
sporting notoriety in the last few months
as the sparring partner of Harry Stone,
a lightweight pugilist of Baltimore. He
was known in the ring as "Biz" Clark,
but had not been boring lately.
Charles Fischer was walking south in
Madison avenue about ."» o'clock, after
having done an errand for his mother,
while Greenwald was walking north on
the same side of the street When the
boy was about fifty feet away from
Greer.wald another man. whose name is
unknown to the police, came up behind
him, going In the same direction.
Upon catching sight of the man.
Greenwald whipped a revolver of large
calibre from his hip pocket and pointed
it at him. The man dodged behind the
boy and suddenly lifted him clear of the
ground, holding the youngster before
him as r shield. Greenwald began to"
circle about, watching for an opening for
his bullet. Charley Fischer yelled as he
realized Green wald's purpose, but the
man who was using him as a shield paid
no heed.
Crowd Hastens Shooting.
While Greenwald awaited his chance to
send in a bullet a crowd had collected.
Greenwald was afraid of interference,
so he stepped in and fired pointblank at
bis enemy's head. Th« man dodged the
bullet and it struck Charley's temple.
As soon as he saw what he had done
Gretnwald turned and ran down Bfadi
t-un avenue. The unknown man dropped
the boy on the sidewalk and ran cast
toward Third avenue, disappearing in a
hallway. By this time the crowd had
been roased to tardy action, some start
ing pursuit or the murderer, while
others, mostly wumen. ran to the boy's
When some of th" women picked the
lad up lie was unconscious, and they
tailed an ambulance from Harlem Hos
pital. Dr. Fulton examined him hastily
and then rushed him to the emergency
ward Although everything possible
was done for hini, the boy died without
regaining consciousness, at 7:20 o'clock.
The crowd ir. pursuit of Greenwald,
kept close at his heels, and at 101 st
street was joined by Patrolman Searle.
of the East 104 th street station, who.
was on post there. Searle Is one of the
speediest runners in the department, and
soon began to nrain on the murderer.
Feeine this Greenwald faced around in
his flight and flourished his revolver in
the faces of the crowd, threatening to
shoot. Although Sr-ar'e was in the van
of the avenging mob. he did not fire his
revolver at Greenwald, being afraid of
injuring some one on the sidewalk.
Murderer Pressed by Crowds.
The murderer was getting winded, and
his breath came in short gasp? as he
ran. At 101 st street he turned west
&nd ran toward Fifth avenue, the crowd
drawing closer all the time. When he
reached Fifth avenue the hunted man
dashed into a hallway, taking the nine
steps with two leaps. As he ran up
the steps he knocked aside three or four
children who were sitting on the stoop,
end continued into the hall. He was evi
dently trying to run to the rear of the
hall and escape by way of the cellar
.stairway. He ran into a trap, however.
and brought up in front of a blank wall.
Bearta, with two detectives, was right
on his heels as he entered the hall. Just
ps they reached the front doorway they
saw Greenwald raise his revolver again
and press the muzzle to his right tem
ple. Before they could interfere he had
fired a bullet into his head. His body
fell to the floor beside a baby carriage
in the hall.
Dr. Richardson from the Harlem Hos
pital came, and said the man had died
instantly. The body was taken to the
East I<4th street police station.
Charles Fischer lived with his mother.
a widow, an.l three elder brothers at
the Madison avenue house. He was a
pupil of Public School 103, at Madison
avenue and 119 th street.
The police s:iv that while GreenwaJd
was in the Blniira Eleformatorj four
„,. tried to commit suicide by
lumping from a window. He landed on
1 Is h.ad and was aertoaat] hurt
Flies 21 Miles in Three Days,
Then Takes a Train.
Chicago, Oct 11-— ■najene Kly. nn ex
asperated aviator, pave up to-day his
attempt to make a flight from Chicago
„, New York for the 125.000 prize ottered
t, v 'The Chicago Evening Post" and
••The New York Punea." Ely left his
aeroplane in a Held near South Chicago,
twenty-one miles from Hawtharne Park,
when-- he hiar'-d OO Sunday at 4:11
p m.. aud departed by train for Cleve
land. The machine will be shipped to
N. m York U>-morro«
Ely declared that his continued trouble
with bis aeroplane was due to the failure
of mechanics to arrange the gasolene
tank on it- machine properly. He said
that the gasolene feed was interrupted
by lack at a vent i'" 1 " in the tank.
Os»enior F"° r of • Xr ' w Jaaanj i- X in the s^at by the aviator whl^h was ocrupled ye»terda> by the "x-PresWent
V* — : ;
Smashes It on First Trip Since
Accident in July.
Passengers of Bifurcated Car
Escape Injury — Road's Fran
chise Just Restored.
A second attempt was made yester
day to operate the monorail lino of the
Citj Island vV Brtatow Railroad Com
pany, and again there wae an accident.
Those tn the monorail car were not hurt
this time, but Norbert Robillard. a
builder, of No. 144.". Zerega avenue. The
Bronx, and Charles I>ietz. son of the
proprietor of t!^e TaUapooaa Civh. of
Weatcneater, occupanta of an auto
mobile, owned by Mr. Robillard, which
crossed the track near BriatOw station of
thf . New York. New Haven ft Hartford
Railroad yesterday afternoon, are pain
inlly hurt, and the automobile was com
pletely wreck, d when it w:u^ struck by
one of the cars.
The monorail franchise was restored
by the Public Service Commission
H r lay. h.ivins: l>een revoked after
ildent at City Island last July, in
which several persons who were riding
in one of the cars wer^- injur-.l That
was on the first trip on the monorail
road, "and the car which struck Mr
Robillard'a automobile yesterday was
the first that has been run on the rn.nl
sin<e th;it day
Mr. Robillard was going east on Pel
ham Parkway, when the monorail car
appeared suddenly out of the p, ihim
woods, running north on the >Vw
Rochelle road. Mr. Robfliard tried to
pass In front, but his automobile was
struck by the car and smashed to
splinters. Mr. Robillard was thrown
out and stunned, and Mr I>«etz. who
was in the tonneau, was pinned under
the automobile, which turned turtle.
Another automobile with three occu
pants was close behind Robillard's car.
The three men Jumped out and rushed to
the assistance of Mr. Dietch. They lifted
the wrecked car off him and took him
to a nearby hotel. They wanted to get
an ambulance, but the injured man ob
jected, saying that he preferred to be
treated by his own doctor. Mr. Robil
lard who recovered consciousness in a
short time, also refused medical aid.
Neither of the injured men could be
seen last night, but it was learned that
Mr. i>ict.ti bail both knees badly torn
and was unable to walk. Mr. Rot.iHar.d,
11 was said, was badly shaken up.
To Quebec Without Change. Conn. River
Special carries through shaping «:ar. Lv.
5 -• Term. •"> "- P- In •••■ days; 4 p m
flunriava \r y,. i..., I ;i m. next Ami
N v N. ii & if. U. U., i.l U'wr.y. N. V. C
Sure Ex-President Plans To Be
Candidate in 1912.
Former Judge Discerns a Pur
pose to Deceive People of
New York.
Former Judge Alton B. Parker gave
out an interview at his home. In the
Hotel Essex, last night on the state
i campaign and Theodore Roosevelt.
To the question. "Is it true that you
are to take an active interest in the
campaign?" Mr. Parker replied:
"Yes. It is true. J shall be in Indiana
I the last of the week, and am sorry that
; I cannot give all the time requested of
me in that state. But I am obliged to
return early next week to begin the
platform work in the state which the
! committee has assigned to me.
■'I am informed that Mr. Roosevelt has
been advised by his friends that in this
state the tide has set in so strongly
against his "new nationalism.' with him
1 self as the steward of the public welfare
i in 1912 and thence on for the balance
of his life, that he can only hope to save
the situation for himself and his ticket
I by announcing that he will not be a can
didate in 1912, and further, that he has
agreed to make such a statement within
the next two or three days.
"There «'an be no doubt of the fact of
his candidacy in the mind of any man
who has watched his course, carefully
r*»ad his speeches and noted his almost
i brutal treatment of President Taft.
From my knowledge of and experience
with him I have no hesitation In saying
that while the assurance will be given
by him that he will not be a candidate
in 1012. his purpose Is to deceive the
people of this state in the hope that
they will elect his ticket.
•'Tlvnt done, he will accept the result
cs a command by the people, of this
state that he be its candidate. Then.
I with the political machine under his
. control, nothing can prevent him from
securing th? delegates from this state.
"There is one sure way, and only one.
to avoid Moxtcanizing this country, and
that is to defeat his ticket now."
: —
May Be Enabled to Return to Parlia
mentary Work.
London. Oct. 12.— According to a corre-
Bpondent of 'Th** Daily Chronicle," Joseph
Chamberlain's health Is .*» much improved
that there Is a !>oßßtbtlity he may again
I sit and speak In Parliament.
$1 ••;, Round Trip. Oct. 15. Special Train
Lv [>«sbraaees «t. 12.00; \\'e*t 4-d St. 12:15.
\tji \\>st Shore R. r Returning after the
game. Pliou* 6.110 Mudiac-n. Advt.
ir^-hbTrT A\T rr TWT WW r F In City of New Vnrk. J«-~r City and HoboUe*.
Knew He Had Mr Roosevelt
When He Saw Him Smile.
By ArcH Hoxsey.
St. Louis. Oct. 11.— Colonel Roosevelt's
and my birthday are on the same date.
October 27. which always has given me
a friendly feeling toward him and
strengthened my determination to take
him up. So. when I was introduced to
him by Mr Lambert. I said to him, "Our
birthdays are on the same date. Colonel,
so you can trust yourself with me."
After I told him about our birthdays
he smiled. As soon as I saw his smile
I knew I had him.
Mr. Lambert then said something to
him about my trip from Springfield, and
Colonel Roosevelt said he envied me.
Then I said: "Here's your chance."
The colonel said, "All right; let's not
make too much fuss about it while I am
getting into the machine."
2 Before I could step off the step of th"
automobile where I was standing, the
colonel had his coat off and\ was getting
ready to follow m». It Sotted to me I
was walking on air as I was crossing the
hundred feet to get into the machine. I
kept saying to myself. "Now, Hoxsey,
no funny business when you get this
fellow up. because if you spill him you
can never square yourself with any
Roosevelt beat me to the machine, and
was crawling in among the wires when
i got there. I had taken m seat and
the signal corps boys had started the
propellers, when Dwight Perrin, one of
the newspaper boys, offered the colonel
a cap. he being bareheaded at the time.
I slowed the propellers and when the
< -i i>->nei said an right I opened her up
and we were off.
I took th» colonel around the firvt lap
v. ith'->u* looking at him We we r » up
at cut lnO fed when I felt the machine
uiggle a little, and turned around. I
paw Roo«ove!t was waving his hat to
the crowd in the panrUftoa seats.
The no{ge from the propellers was so
terrinV i had to yell with all my lungs
when I said. "Be careful, colonel; don't
pull any of those strings." The valve
crrd was directly over his head, and the
engine would have stopped had he pulled
it a little. He turned to me and smiled
broadly, showing his teeth, and said.
"Nothing doing."
By this time we had circled over
toward the Doughnought. and I heard
him shout "war," "army," "aeroplane"
and "bomb." The rest of the conversa
tion I could not catch, but the colonel
was eying the smoke curling from the
Doughnought with the keen eye of a
man who saw the real battleship that
could have been put out of business
with a bomb.
In another minute we were back to
the starting point. I had carefully
avoided flying over all objects, so that
had there been any trouble with the ma
chinery I could have glided to the earth
without danger to the colonel.
When we landed safely I felt as
though some one had cut off the high
pressure on my heart valve, and I was
never so glad of anything in my life as
when the signal corps boys' approach
s-howed that we had come to a full stop.
When the crowd gathered around us
the colonel and I were separated for a
minute or two, but he reached over the
shoulders of several people and said:
"Hoxsev. you're all right!"
It certainly was the biggest day of
rry life.
Wellesley College Oarswomen to
Train Hard and Row Fast.
Boston. Qct 11 -When the Wellesley
College oarswomen get into their shells
this year there will be no speed limit to
wurry them. All objections to the racing
stroke have been withdrawn, an-1 the
whole thing may end up in Intercolle
giate races Between '\arslty crews of
women's caUaaja
John Hall, for the last seven years as
sistant physical director at the college,
row has full charge, and he has decided
to have ■ a bunch or husky young
women" who can trim on real food and
row fast instead of a graceful crew
which trains on Welsh rarebits. The
president of the student government as
sociation announced to-day that races
between "varsity crews of women's cl
leges are banal seriously discussed. Lake
Waban has already- been suggested as
the place for the races.
ii J i«> for laV U.\t outlns— AJvc
Circles Aviation Grounds Wear
St. Louis Twice in Hoxscy's
He Urges Federal Control of Cor
porations and Tells How Mur
phy Bossed New York
Democratic Convention.
[Rr T'l'^raph f> The Trifcnne. ]
St. Louis. Oct. 11.— Ex- President
Roosevelt broke all records for strenu
oslty in St. Louis to-day. He made a
flight in an airship. laid down th* es
pecially applied propositions of his new
nationalism to a club of railroad mea
and shippers, visited the Country Club.
advocated a deeper waterway from tho
Qrant Lakra to the Gulf of Mexico t<> *
club of St. l>>uis business BBSS rod»»
seventy miles in an automobile, through
clouds si dust at breakneck speed, maci»
a brief speech at Clayton, in Repre
sentative Bart ho id district, attended
a dinner at the home of i governor Ha<l
ley. paid a social call to Mrs. C K.
Ei.xby and wound up a "quiet day" with
a speech to a. monster audience at the
Coliseum, in the course of which fc<*
elaborated his views on the tariff, srok*
a few thousand kind words for his new
nationalism and emphasized th<* impor
tance of M sour securing a Repub
lican in the Senate wholly free from cor
porate control- Ex-Governor David R-
Francia and James A Reed, of Kansas
City. Democratic candidates for the inn
ate, both have records of corporate
affiliation peculiarly vulnerable to tha
line of Mr Roosevelt's attack.
Incidentally he told the business m*n
of th« city that Mi greatuncie run the
first steamboat on the Mississippi, which,
accounted for his Interest in deeper wa
terways. This greatuncle. he said,
encountered an earthqTiake. which prob
ably some of his mends under the
shadow of Wall Street would think pe
culiarly appropriate when a Roosevelt
went West. He discovered a fett former
Rough Rider comrades, and altogether
nad "a perfectly bully tune."" That la a
fact, for he said bo himself. After this
afternoon's automobile ride, some cf
those accompanying him on this trip are
hoping that he will make the sprinkling
of city streets and country roads also a
| part of his new nationalism in the In
. terest of cleanliness and common hu-
I manity.
g Flight Surprise to AIL
It -is on the aviation fteld at Kinlocfr.
eighteen miles tvest of St. Louis, that
i Mr. Roosevelt made Ma first airship
j flight, but from th* enthusiasm which
Ihe displayed when it was over it need
surprise no or.c if he is up in the air
moat of hi 3 leisure Ham in the fixture!
IHe had received an invitation to attend
; the aviation meet at Kinkwh. but no one.
not even he himself, expected that he
would immediately take the er.rre of
the stage and assume the chief rale in
the afternoon's entertainment. His de
cision to do so was so sudden that it
fairly took away the breath of all who
' saw him do it. Followed by a string
of automobiles extending back for more
than a mile, he raced out la Kißloch.
being greeted on all sides by cheering:
men. women and children. When he ar
rived there, instead of permitting' his au
tomobile to be guided to the place assigned
to It on the side lines, he directed that
lt.be driven to the centre of tfce field
and stopped alongside of the aeraaaane)
of Arch Hoxsey. who had at that mo
ment descended from a flight.
Hoxsey was introduced and said:
"Colonel. Fd like to have you far a pas
"Thanks." laconically replied Mr. Roose
velt, as he proceeded to peel off his
overcoat. Then he asked for a cap.
which was immediately tendered, and
before you could say "Jack Robinson"
he was seated In the aeroplane. Hosae?
took his seat on the other side and
started the engine, while ■ group of
Missouri National Guardsmen held the
aeroplane as it got up speed.
The six-cylinder motor barked and
spouted smoke. Then the motor was
stopped for a moment.
After two more tests the motor was
allowed to- run. and the machine ran
over the ground quietly. The photogra
phers who had been snapping Mr. Roose
velt In the machine had barely time to
step aside before the aeroplane began
to run over the grass.
Mr. Roosevelt gripped the rail hard
and looked straight ahead. The ma
chine skidded over the field for a few
yards, then lifted its r.o»e into the .-»ir.
rising easily.
The" aeroplane sped quickly around the*
field at a height of less than one hun
dred feet. It made the first lap of i
mile and a half before news percolated
through the crowd that Mr Roosevelt
was Hoxsey'a passenger. "When he
swept past the grandstand be leaned
forward a bit and waved hi* hands.
The spectators «»»»em.-d frightened and
remained silent watching the aeroplan*
NeaHy a- Mile a Minute.
The flytng machine sped by and mad*
the turn for the second lap. Hoxsey
could be se*>n to bend over and shout
M n-.-fhinjc into Mr. Roosevelt's ear The
engine cracked regularly, hurling the
aeroplane forward at a speed of nearly
a mile a minute, but from the ground
it looked as though it were travelling
much slower because it sailed so evenly
and smoothly. There was not a breath
of wind, and the engine did not miss
ere once.
At the end of the second la.p. Hox*ey
dipped his planes and the machine de
scended easily, striking the ground
without a Jar a few rods from the grand
stand. The machine glided over the
grass a short distance and stopped.
Mr. Roosevelt, smiling his most ex
pansive smile, barked backward.
He became entangled in the wires, but
was soon out of them.
When the spectators saw that ■ had
landed safely, thfy cheered wildly. an<i

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