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Insurgents Are Willing
to Wait Patiently
for Their Chance.
- I
Leader of Rebel Korccs Declares
War Is Not Being Made
Against Mexico, but lo Shake
the Tyrant Diaz loom His
Throne?Satisfied With
Presidio, Mexico. December is,?(Via
Pail Aiilvnlo, lev, December SI. by
rouiiar from Mil la to so Marf. > -Abra?
ham Goiuules, leader of Hie Insurgent
forces operating near OJInaga, and
provisional governor or Cblliualiuu, to.
day gave an Interview to tbo Asso?
ciated Press corrcnt>ondcnl at Mulato.
Thin It. tut Ural statement made by
any of the luuurgcnt leaders lit the
Gonzales talked frankly, telling of j
the policy of the Insurgents und their
"The independents now control the
greater purl of Chihuahua." he Bald.
"We could capture any of the outlying
garrisoned towns at any time, but in
turn wc Would have to establish gar?
risons lu those cities, thus taking many
lighting men from Ihn Hold,
"We do not expect to defeat the
Diaz sriuy In a day or a month. \Vc
have accomplished all that wc set out
to do up to date.
"The independents control a section
of the railroad, thus holding the gat
rlsona at .luarez, OJInaga, I'bdcrhules
and I.aguua helpless In their barracks.
Wo have cheeked every effort to send
reinfbrcemcnlH north, and w'e control
several hundred miles of the border.
"This gives us an opportunity to re
crult our itrmics and train our eager
recruits. Every day increases our
Strength. When we art) ready lo strike
we will stt Ik. and Diaz will be shaken
from lila throne.
Will I'rotcet American*.
"The Independents will protect the
property and lives of Amerb-atis and
other foreigners. We come as libera?
tors, not'an Invaders.
"Tho Independents are not fighting
Mc\ho; the) arc lighting the Diaz go%
i rntiK.nt."
tjunr.alcs talked slowly. In halting
English. Itirniug now and then tt? a
young oflicer for aid In translating his
?Of our immediate plans 1 cannot, ot
coar.ic, 8peak. We have opened the
door for our countrymen who wish to
light, and we arc arming and dt Illing
Iluiii as fast as they come.
"Wc want simple Justice, We want
the tight to v.,to as we believe. The
Courts, the gnat instrument, of Diaz's
tyranny, next -,o the army, must be
made courts of law, not tools of op?
-The in.mi who have organised this
Uprising will tight until all arc dead.
They ate ronildcnt of victory "
Almut 20? armed insurgents were
counted hi .Mulato to-day. but It was
said that other detachments had OJIn?
aga BUrrbilhdcd, OJInaga bus a pop?
ulation of about 1,500, with a garrison
of 1100 federal troops, strongly en
t rebelled.
Enlisting 'ten fur Service.
Laredo, Tcxs", Dcccmb'ei 3l.- I'or
sonto lime past revolution?r} emissa?
ries have been busy near Laredo, en?
deavoring to enlist men both for ser?
vice uti lighters and In order lo smug?
gle arms across the border, and it i-t
rumored IIml a large, quantity of arms
and an n irTVItloti hns been "contra?
banded" into Mexico.
A report was received to-day from a
resident of X.apata. Tex., sixty-five
miles down the Itlo Grande, to the ef?
fect that au armed body, estimated at
about ten or Ufte? II, bud crossed tho
river Jli I hat vicinity with horses, car?
bines and ammunition, a detachment
of United Slates soldiers, commanded
.by Lieutenant McMillan, of tho Twenty
third Infantry, left fort Mclntosh Ibis
morning for Mlncrn. and are reported
to have encountered an armed force,
which they disarmed and dispersed.
This band is said lo have been headed
by Poncluuo Nnvarro.
lie. Itceomrs I'realdent of .Mcsragua for
Two Venrs.
Managua, Nicaragua, December 31.?
General .luan .1. Estrada, by the
unanimous vote of Congress, to-day
became the constitutional President of
Nicaragua for a lerm of two years.
Adolto liinr, former minister of the
interior, was elected Vlcc-Presldcnt for
the same period.
The Inauguration ceremonies took
place at 1 o'clock this afternoon in the'
}-.all of Congress, to which the public
was admitted on tho Invitation of Gen?
eral Luis Mcun, minister of war. lu
bin Inaugural ?address, President Es?
trada hiuiled I he government and the
ucoplo of I ho United StHlos.
The inauguration of President' ISs
Irauir will bring to an end the lung
controversy between the 17 ill led States
and Nicaragua, it having been iin
nouUcSd Hun If Estrada was elected
lo (ho presidency by a. decisive vote,
lll'o government of the United plates
would recognize the Nicaragua!! gov?
ernment Bs al present constituted.
General Estrada was head of the
revolutionary movement against Joso
Santos Zelaya, who was president of
Nicaragua, in 1009, and In November of
i lint year two Americans, Leonard
flroeo and Eeroy Cannon, who wero
captured while Horvlng in tho revo?
lutionary army, were oxcciltod by Ze
Ittya'a orders. This brought about
action by the Aincrlenn government,
?when on December 1, 100(1, Secretary
Knox handed Iii?, passporls to Folipo
^Conl.ln.upd on Seco.ud. i-'agcJ.
Trying- to Whip Them
Into Line for Tariff
Com mission.
Dalzcll and Caldcrhcad Glum
When They Leave White
House and Have Nothing
to Say?West Coming
to Understand the
[Special to The iiniea-Dispatch. |
Washington, December III.---?'resident
Taft Is after Ihn stand-pat members of
the House Committee on Ways and
Moans In the Interest of a tariff coin
mission, lie uaw. to-day, John Dalzell.
\V, A. Calderhead ami John Dwighi,
members of the committee who have,
not been favorabl- to a tariff commis?
sion, and argued with them.
When they loft the President, Dal?
sen and Calderhead wcro glum.
Dwighi Is w li'n the I'resldent on tile
commission Idcu and appeared cat Istled,
but hud nothing to say. Represen?
tative liinShaw. of Nebraska, ail In?
surgent, uns one of the conferees, lid
is a tariff commission advocate ami l:?
bucking the President's ihijve,
??The President's, attitude on this is
generally commended in the West,"
said Mr, lllnshaw. "In rnct. tlx- I'rcsl
deril is niueh better understood In ttic
West now than he was a lew mouths
an ii.
"lie Is going to be solidly supported
from Nebraska for another term. He
will not only be nominated, but through
Democratic stupidity on the tariff, he
will be re-elected."
The conference went Into some of
the details of the l.ongwortb tariff
commission bill, which have been ap?
proved by the President, and nil the
members of the Cabinet. Having set?
tled upon that bill, the President's de?
sire Is to have his friends In the Senate
ami House fall in line for il. as quick))'
as possible, so that It may go through
each body with precision and harmony,
and the country may be given an ob
Jcct lesson of Republican unity upon
the great question of the tariff, upon
which will be fought the presidency in
Representative Payne, chairman of
the committee, has promised the gen?
eral tariff board plan his support, no
has not, however, gone Into the 'le?
talis. He said that he wanted t-. see
the Ijongworlh bill before he com?
mitted himself as to its possible pro?
Tnft Not Hack of It.
Murmurs of dissent to the proposi?
tion to have the Republican National
Committee meet In January and se?
lect a. new chairman are heard fro:u
Republicans in Congrcis.
Opposition is accentuated by the fact,
just developed, that the suggestion did
not emanate from the White House,
and Is not acceptable to the President.
Further discredit is thrown upon tho
plan by the discovery that u originated
wiih the reactionary element in the
I party, ;il tho very source and head
] waters of the most pronounced "sta.nd
pat" faction.
Progressiv c.i Arc Hppesrd.
Thai being the case, pronounced op?
position is urged by the progressives.
It Is shared by tho more cautious ol
those Republicans who arc ut this time
Hying their best to promote harmony
in Republican rank.-'.
It is declared that grave injustice
Was dono President Taft In -well?
say, allowing- him to be placed In the
littiludo of seeming to be a party to
a plan for the selection of a new na?
tional chairman, und that than a parti?
san of the react lunacy element. Re?
publicans In Congress say that the
President feels thai way about It also.
Above and beyond this considera?
tion, however. Is another that appeal-,
stlil more strongly to the congres?
sional Republicans; They say that a
meeting of the national 'committee n<
this time would inevitably reveal to
tho public and accentuate the unhappy
division in their party.
The committee membership Includes
men of varying shinies of factionalism,
from tho moss-chested old standr-Mtter
"from way up at headwaters of tile
creek!' to the eager young progres?
sive, much on tin., alert for the future
of the party, The scloctlon ot a chair?
man would Inevitably, it is Insisted,
proclpllalo a clash between these fac?
Likewise it would call for a show
hands, which might prote unfortun?
ate, It is Insisted that such ft crisis
would sadly Interfere with President
Tuft's efforts to harmonize tho fac?
Tafl Xol Reactionary.
In this connection it is claimed by
President Taft's friends in Congress
that no one has a right to class hlui
with the reactionaries in the party,
notwithstanding that some of the pro?
gressives differ with him on the tariff
legislation of this Congress. It is as?
serted with Insistence by tue Presi?
dent's friends that his attitude, acts
and policies classify him as far re?
moved from the old reactionary ele?
His recognition in patronage dispen?
sation of lite most radical element of
Dm progressives?including men to
whom the term "Insurgent" Is more
often applied--la cited as prtictlcnl In?
dication of his desire to bring all fac?
tions Into Harmony. They are. all Re?
publicans lo him. In good standing ami
with "union cards."
After belter feeling Is restored
among the factions, It will still be time
onn-.tgh, it Is mgued. to (alto up Hie
question of the. chairmanship of thu
national committee.
'I'here. is no vacancy In thai office.
Bs-Gdvcrhor Hill, of Maine, is |h>
acting chairman. If ho needs advice?
out of odlco hours?ho can find mi ex?
perienced adviser In Postmastor-Ocn
eral Hitchcock, who knows n little
about the national politics of the
No Skin Off Hitchcock's Nose.
Right hero it should be stated that
PostimiHter-Oenoriil Hitchcock's friends,
speuklng with knowlodgo of his own
views and wishes, say most positively
thai ho has no desire or .intention to
manage aiiothpr political campaign, it
(CTdiTlmicu^oii-FouiTli Page )
Kill V"?!1 /,OXS?'5V'. JOHX IL MOISANT,
_'??? ?*???*?>??_ Killed nr New Orleans!
j Morganficld Free After Serving
18 Years for Hold Hplil-Uj)
Near Qiiaiiticb.
Took Leading Part in Most Scu
! sational Crime of It? Kind liver
Known in Virginia.
I Charles Morgan field, convicted or the
most daring train robbery that over
j occurred In Virginia, was liberated
[from tile State 1'cnltentlary yesterday,
i after having served his full term of
j eighteen years. Though a little more
I than fifty years of age. b0 looks much
older, and is but a shadow of the man
wlio wen: behind the liars nearly twen?
ty years ago. He has not lost his;
spirit, however, and during the term
of his Incarceration was one of the
most closely watched men In the prison.'
Charles .1. Searcy, who was his pan- ;
?ner In the holdup, gave the information .
; that led to his capture and conviction. |
I so ho got only ten years. It is aid
that up to t his j day Morganllehl bar-]
j bors the greatest, animosity toward i
I him. Sltico Searcy v.us liberated right j
years ago nothing has been heard In I
j this part of the country from 111 lib and !
lit has been reported that he in dead.
In Tirol Pronller stjlr.
i The robbery, which took pluco be
! twecn Frcdcrleksburg and Qtianllco, on I
. the Richmond. PTedcrlckshiirg and Po- I
j tonne Railroad, was conducted in aj
! style characteristic of the Jarnos
I Itrothcrs. The two men boarded the
(train at Fredorlcksburg. one of them
I went through the cars and made his
I way to the locomotive, where he placed
I a plstul In the face of the engineer and
made hint stop the train. Meanwhile,
the other corraled tho conductor and
brakeman and went quickly from
coach lo coach, taking what the pas-I
sengers had, and then taking what
cash ho could get from the mail and
express coaches.
There was no shooting or uproar.
Morgan field quietly told them that any
one al tempting to resist would be shot.
The train was stopped in a- dark
stretch of woods, so there was little
danger of outsldo Interference.
When the Job was completed, the en?
gineer and lircmatt were ordered out
of lite cab and made to cut the engine
loose. Then the robbers got aboard
ami opened the throttle. A short while j
liefere they reached Quaittlco the en- j
I glue was stopped and the Spoils tin-i
loaded. One of thorn remounted,!
turned en a full head of steam and
jumped before the locomotive could |
gain any headway. As It rushed by 1
ljuantieo, tho operator there noliccd
that It was wild, and telegraphed lu
the next station, where It was run Into
an open switch and derailed Just In
time to save a passenger train, then
almost due.
lion, ltobbrrs Captured.
Morgnnflcld and Searcy, It Is thought,
had horses waiting for them at Ihol
point whero.llie engine was stopped,,
and after dividing the proceeds of their I
I haul, escaped. Searcy got as far as
Front Royal, where he was captured on
a description furnished by persons who
had seen him thai night beforo tho
robbory In Frcderlcksburg. lie ad?
mitted* his guilt and told of the part
that Morgan field took, saying that ho
was the leading spirit, lie also as?
sured his captors that thero were only
two men In tho holdup. 1 loscriptlona
of Morganfleld were sent to nil parti)
of Ihn country, and ho waa finally cor
i :,!.? (c"?iillnucd on Seventh Page.)
Former t elephone QrTicia] Appli?
cant for Place at New Light?
ing 1'laut.
Mayor Still Conducting fnyesti
gation Into Wire Con
tract Matter.
John !*. Stringer, until recently ?11
t ision plant chief fur tin- Southern
,BellvTelephone and Telegraph Com?
pany InV this! district, is an applicant
for the pbsUkyi of superintendent ?>f
outside construction of tin- municipal
idcctrlc plant- 'ConsultlngjKngln'oer 15.
VV. Trafford said .last night thai the
position .\y.as still vacant?thot'htorma
.v- en., contractors, had not sufficiently i
progressed with.the work nn'ihe dis?
tribution system i>> necessitate such a
posi?op;'but that he had three appli?
cations pending.'.Including that of Mr
Stringer. Mr. iTrafford added that .ho
believed Mr. .Stringer was disqualified,
since lie lives In Barton Heights, where
he is a member of the Town Council
and Street,'Comnvlltee. bttl friends or
Mr Stringer assert that he will move
Into the city If given the appoint .men I.
Gave Ml Work to Stringer.
? Comparatively Hille progress has j
been made in the Inquiry Into the rela?
tions of Mr. Stringer with the I'Tro
Alarm and' Police Telegraph Depart?
ments of the city or Richmond, Super
(utendent William II. Thompson's ad?
missions show that during live or six
years past It has been his custom to
give practically nil the wiring for tiro
alarm boxes and police telephone
system Installation to Mr. Stringer
without bids: thai he knew Mr.
Si ringer was connected with Ihc Bell
Telephone Company, but supposed bo
was allowed to do outside contract?
ing. Thai lie was not .so allowed t-i
shown by Ihc statement of the attorney
for the Boll Company that "Mr.
Stringer Is no longer connected with
the company." and that the company
dbl not lake outside contrai ls.
- lleall In llollada.v'a Nniiir.
One of the new developments brought
out by patient and long continued in?
vestigation Is thai Stringer sometimes
dcull In the name of A. T.. Ilolladay. I
Mr. ilolladay Is a lineman, formerly
employed by the Hell Company.- Records
show that In January, 1911'.? lie col?
lected a voucher of $200 from the e.ity
on approval of superintendent Thomp?
son, and city officials have been in?
formed thai tho work was done not
by Ilolladay. hut by Stringer. Mayor
Richardson bus taken up Ihc point
and examined Mr. Stringer, who ten
tiled thai nl times Holladny has acted
iih his "partnor" in Ills transactions
with the city, Mr. Stringer, however,
denied that he had paid Holladny $25
for ihc use of his name In contracting
with the city, or I hat ilolladay hud
merely loaned his n.nnr to Stringer for
a fee, nnd had himself done no work
save to collect the cash and turn it
over to S-Irlngor. It bus been alleged
Hint not all of the city's transactions
with Mr. Stringer, conducted through
City Klcolrlcinn Thompson, and award?
ed by him without bids, wore In
Stringer's name, but that one or more
of the accounts stood In Holln
fContlnued on Slxth~PagcT) '
Best Service to California.
Rtnndard or touritt. Latter personally con?
ducted without change, from WnshinRinn,
berth 1l>, vis \\ nshlniyou-tunsct Itouto.
C'lllco s;o Euit ililu ttreet.
Street Car Conductors So* ln
str'uelccl by Company in View
of Shopc Verdict.
Passengers Who Have Nothing
Smaller Than Thai Amount
Can't Slav on Cars.
As a .result of the verdict rendered
lu the'City Circuit'Court on Friday,
when the Virginia Hallway and l'owcr I
Company was made to pay damages In
the . sum of . $?-'?0 to .Mrs. Hester A.
Shope,, street car conductors through?
out the city were instructed' yesterday i
not lo receive.or accept in payment of
faro or purchase of tickets any hill or',!
coin of /.larger: denomination than
unless certain or having ample change
to spare, In which case, t lie change may
he immediately',;made and ' handed lo
thepassenger, as a matter tq'.uccom
mudallon. . Conductors,Will not. he per?
mitted to take the bill or .gold .plccu
and endeavor lo secure change When
passing another oar, or from sumo pns
tiengcr.; The passenger applying to rule
oil any car must have change or somo,
bin of not more Hi.in JU, or.will be
refused' passage.
Cited Other t n?ca.
In the Shope case, while Ihe company
cited precedents to show that Is ati
excessive amount-for which tho con?
ductor should he required, to provide
change, yet tho > plaint iff i showed by
testimony that the conductor hiiH no
ceplcd her gold piece as payment of
her fare, and had allowed her lo pro- |
cccd for some distance, and had later i
cotiic Pack ami returned the money,
and ejected her from tltu car, I hough ]
not with viule'nce. i
'IMie point could not arise on a pay-I
iis-i ou-entcr car, where the wnolu |
ilUCSllotl of fare lias to he settled be?
fore ihu passenger enters ihe car
piopcr. II he Is lo be ejected he Is
pul off at once. When those cars Were
introduced it was announced that their'
conductors, who remain mi the plat?
form, would make change only to the
i'Mtnt of.J-, and advertisements were
published by the coinpuny to that ci?
On Court's Instruction.
The verdict In the Shopo case was it
result of the court's instructions lo?
th" clfCct Unit tho'action of the eon- I
doctor in receiving a ?o goldpiecc from ?
the plaintiff,' when tendered lor fitre.
and placing Ii in Ills hell purse, and;
proceeding with the collection of other |
lares, subsequently returning lo tho i
plaintiff aller the cur bail proceeded
two or Hire- blocks and handing Un it i
lo licr the coin in question, amounted I
lo a formal acceptance of I he .?."> gold-]
ptcco in tender of fare., anil tint upon |
the company the obligation of allowing]
the pnasengpr to ride, thus making thoji
company guilty of trespass In the nub- j
sequent election ?f tho passenger, and |
i the conductor guilty of assault lu
placing bis hand un the passenger.-1
though Ihe witness admitted that her |
Selection wnH without unnecessary j
In Ihe orders Issued yesterday by the |
company, conductors have been warn-!
cd not to receive from any uassonger j
any coin or note of larger denomina?
tion than $2, unless and until sum that
ho has . and can safely spare the
i change, and that, he must mnko and
return tho change then and there.
Killing IIorspM lor leubd.
Berlin, Decombor 31.? 'Phb munici?
pality of Herlin has appropriated
IS'J.000 for the construction of nil
abattoir, where horses Intended for
human consumption will bo killed.
About I3.R00 lior?ca arc now annually,
used for food.
Two of World's Most Illustrious Aviators Ki^
ed on Same Day and in Same Manner, Both
Victims of Treacherous Air Currents.
Hoxsey, Holder of Altitude Record, Crashs *
Earth in Full View of Thousands,
Few vSee Fall Which Closes Career o^S}-.
Adventuresome Moisant?Both Had y?^i
'* Writing History of Aviation in the Sk||||||?
Two Continents and Had Uecome Farmer
Pluckiest and Most Daring- qf All Who ;
Game With Fate.
John ?. Mol au nt unil Arch Iloxscy, aviators extraordinary; were klllotl q
terclay. Both roll out of liio treacherous air currents with tholr mac.'. ?>3?*3'
neither frum .1 vast height, und Molsunt's icniutnlng minutes of life weJ.Grip.
few as to count for naught. Iloxscy was killed Instuntly. ? ? tny "
MoisauL liicl Ills death at '.?:?">", A. M., attempting 10 .illght in a. HoId:a^ge g(
inllcs from New Orkan.-. Iloxscy. who went into the nlr early In tho ai
noon at Los Angeles, lay at -M" I?, M. a crushed, lifeless muss, in vlow o''^,,.,
thousands who \v ? watching the aviation tournament. doisc
Thus the lost ilax ..1 IIHO. in hringlng the total number of deaths of av;^ p
tors to thirty.five, capped the list with I wo of ibo most illustrious of tboso^j^j
mon who have been writing the history of aviation in the sky for two ?o4'?S?s
ncnts. . ?
It v
l.lfe of Adventure Kinallj Im r.ndcd.
Moisant. a i'hivagosn by birth. aft< 1 an :ol \ euturoir.? life in Central Ajncii,, n(
became Interested In aviation in l-'raiiec loss than ,t year ago. After eoarjjfo !
Into public recognition by nts plucky Might from Paris across tho Engff
Channel to London, yvlth .1 iiussengur, Molsunt's fearlessness und roaourccfladc
ncss was exhibited frequently. binding himself without :l machine, ho kl
chased orio from a friend for ?I?,.1. ami within ten minutes sturtod on|WOV
winning illght from BcliiKiut I'nrk around tlie Statue of Liberty, winning a j|
of $10,000. Witterda) a sudden puff of wind caught iilm within 500 fees
tho earth, turned Ills machine over, and a broken neck terminated his care3===
Arch Iloxscy. after a year of uniform luccesa with the Wright noroped th<
had gained a name for daring and competence in ihc air. Only withlrjd'dac3
week he had set a new wor ld's altitude reeo.d ,,r 11.171 feel, and then, to k. 0(Tlcc
his contempt for the earth, hail sailed majestically more than 4,01)0 foot atlfr
Ihc highest mountain In California. Yesterday hi ran afotil of a boiling, tretf*'?"
crous wind, when about BOO feet from the earth, and a niVr.uto later a horrl^-mi
crowd, aroused from Us shoe's, was rushing inndlv to where a broken.-Til^Ry*"^
humanity lay beneath 11 torn lit or .vas and some broken machinery, S''lQ
llotti Meet Ocnlh In the ."Same Manner.
Both met death In almost the same manner. L'nch machine was headed H
the earth, and suddenly Becmod to Mop, hover in the air. then "turn over or?dh
its nose" and dive headlong to tho earth?and to destruction. {4bet
MolsaV's aeroplane was a Blciiol monoplane, and in addition to the hcKjVV",
engine In front of the main planes he had fastened a lank holding thlrty-f ma
gallons of gasolene. Aviation experts believe a sudden pit IT of wind 8|"*p!
bis machine dead in the air. and tho heavy weight ahead dragged thco^r
framework behind It, flipping the then useless rear elevator. l-Tom his polypi?
partly back of the main planes, Moisant vv.i- flipped out. clear of the inaa .L
and struck the ground on his head, breaking bis neck. He died on a flat^V.f
on which he was being rushed to Now Orleans.
Iloxscy, likewise, was returning from 1 Journey into tho clouds. I-Io.aJ
within 500 teet of the earth, and cheers were going up hi med the conqueror
the higher air. when his machine seemed to stop, shudder and jyhis'
over to the ground. As in the morning's tragedy, .the \/itfx'-ehfvalor'J
useless when the momentum was gone. Hipped around, helpless to aldlj
machine. Hoxsey vainly endeavored to right his craft, by warping tf ">
planes and by use of the rudder. Vain : . tempts these, for hero,
momentum was gained, tho frail structure crumpled upon the car
engine being torn loose. .
r.ors to nniili In t lew of iiioiomud*. j . i
Only a few farmers and aids saw Mol-iiiul hurled to death* ,/*
end came before, the horrified gar.o of thousands who had cc"
pleasant afternoon to watch tho bird-men darling here and ihf
air. The days pleasure ended when .111 .innottneer, sadly II I tl?^
phone, droned out the message: i
?'Arch Iloxscy has been killed.. There will be no more Hying to-day'.
[Special lo The Timcs-Oispatah. |
l.os Angeles. Uiil., December :;l.-~
Arch lloxscy, holder of ihe world's al?
titude record lor Hying and star of ihe
air pilots of America, plunged to death
at Ubmlnguc'/. Kleid lit '.' o'clock this
afternoon from a height of --."> feel,
und was Im tain ly killed.
The tragedy was witnessed i>y la,<mo
persons, who had assembled lo view
the afternoon's Hying. The actual
point of the accident, according to the
barograph, which registered the vari?
ous, elevations which he attained,'was
U25 feet lu the air.
ileforc reaching that fatal angle In
the air. when lie dashed vertically
downward, lloxscy had loen gilding
from an altitude of T.uou feet, This
descent was beautifully accomplished,
and it w ould have been impossible fur J
any one, not an expert to understand]
that what lie was doing was not the
easiest tiling In Ihe world.
.The young man had such a mastery i
of his air craft thai, under hij con?
trol, the most dllllcult nets of (lying |
seemed simple. Ills fellow air pilots
and men on the course who under,
stood the aerial condition , watched
him anxiously. A stiff north wind wati
blowing and the air Wild tilled with
what aeronauts eii.ll "pockets."
\t Summit of flight.
! Just exactly how the accident be.
I f el I " I loxsey. Just how he. happened to I
I lose control of Ihe machine, ir that
I was the cause, no one who saw him
I fall was able lo explain, because the !
thing was done so riutckty as to defy j
I precise observation. lie hail been in j
the n4r one hour and eight minutes,
antl shortly before the catastrophe was
circling east of Ihe Held at the very
summit of his day's flight,
j IIo had swung?seemed to poise
about a mile above ground?perhaps a
mile east of the Held. At this point he
struck a glide and came at a down?
ward slant of perhaps thirty degrees lu
a line, which, if projected, would have.
(Continued on Tenth I'age.)
,\r? Oilcan:-, December 31.?Lc!
llic l.'ily Park aviation Held utj
o'clock lb!:', morning In antlcln
oC adding to Iiis country's gloij. ?
bringing llio Mlcholln cup.to Ama^BL
John It. Moisant, c,tio of 1% '
most darin;;: and slMlful avltwi i
over N'-vv < ?rhjkiun toMneot doath''|?^J
the wings olflhe wind near Ha^jPP" J
eleven mile , above ..-.ij. y.Xyt . t,\{:-<> '? j
minutes lati r. J i f
To-ni.-rht. at the hour when hel |
to have hern presented with a 1 . ,j
some loving cup bearing the l* a
".lohn Moisant. the tilory of 1 2
trat A met i- ['."Contributed by thol :M
trat America Colony ilt NeW^.Qrfi 9
the ptucUy viator lies In the;Iv' -ft>*v^*
a mart; r to the science,>0??v *>
an.I to III.-, lonntry's famo ' j^r1*
.Mir.-d .1. .Meisant, president.? (A? ?
It.t-rn.ilioiial Aviators, bad? ?mV Pi
hfotber a cheery farewell jttafc' prf? i*
be -.!? ?! at the City I'ark. V.W
ji.it-;- d b\ press rcproscnlntivo- ? ?4.
inechaiiician.-; in an .iiitumobl *.'?! ?1
toll iwed the lllght of his, brail' j H*
the place up tho river whero't;' '-At*
trial wti.s to taktx place, onlyl., jfift
met by the stunning news thaj '' 9L
U. Moisant was dead. _8sST
While preparing to mukiff'a^.flV ^Bf
011 a spiclul Held sclcctcd^ra,V'--.9RP
M 1 ? -11 > tin cup trial, twelve ill IIA?
?'( New 1 Tic.in.-. and along (ffiS 'isjKti
bank of the Mississippi rttvea\'Mft|
was lliroun from a. Itlerlot iitoK?! iJmSSS
and landed 011 his head. :*blj??fBj]S
feet from where Lhe muchlnej.itvv^BBS
the ground. Ills neck was broi 8*83
Ihn fall, otherwise there was:/ gg|
bru|st. on his hotly. Tho fiea fix?
broken, protlticlug death Wlthl Hcf
seconds, according to l.ho cor A ' MfB
He Kelt" AlioTiT IUO Ke?f,\ flffS
The moment Moisant Htrucb fj|
earth, falling i" high Weeds U M?
right of the Held .sumo workmen
happened to be near, picked';-iiir> HR
while the newspaper men sr.'d r,j^ SM
rushed t.i him. A special train 'Mlf,
cars was standing nettr^.th, e,i?|C,e^VHjH:'
Ho- accident and the bodyvv^lf*'''-.??'
riedly placed aboard ami brorjii j0*gf j
"' {Continwotf'eirTt^iri?^^^^p^

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