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First Woman to Secure an Aviator's License and Only
Woman to Cross the British Channel in an Air
craft, Is Crushed to D eath Off Boston Coast. t ?
Boston, 3as July 2. Miss Harriet
Quimby, of New York, the first wo
man to win an aviator's license in
.America, and the first woman to cross
the Englisli channel in an aeroplane,
was instantly killed with her passen
ger, W. A. Willard, manager of the
Enston aviation meet, at Atlantic to
ntfht when tier Bleriot monoplane fell
into Doi Chester bay from a height of
jni.o feet.
TIm- accident happened when Miss
cjuimby a.nU Willard were returnins
lioni a trip oer Boston harbor to
'Soston light, a distance of 20 miles.
Hip flight was made in 20 minutes.
The Bleriot, one of the latest models
of military monoplanes, circled the
aia: ion field and soared out over the
Sawn Hill Yacht club, just outside the
awation grounds.
Machine Turns Over.
Headinp back into the eight mile
gustv wind. Miss Quimby started to
olplane- The angle was too Sharp
fnd one of the gusts caught the tail
of the monoplane throwing the machine
upend down. For an instant it poised
there Then, sharply outlined against
the setting sun, Willard was thrown
lear of the chassis, (followed almost
immediatcl by Miss Quimby turning
oicr and oer, the two figures shot
downwaid striking the water 20 feet
from shore
They splashed out of sight a second
before the monoplane plunged down
15 feet awa.
It was low tide and tne water was
only five feet deep.
Men from the yacht club in motor
hoats were on the spot quickly and
dragged the bodies out of the mud
into which they had sunk deeply.
Death probably was instantaneous.
Bodies Hxully Crushed.
Both bodies were badly crushed.
Several of Miss Quimby's bones were
broken and there were many large
hruises. Willard, who weighed 19
pounds, hit the water face first and
Moissant and Miss Quimby
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Jfliss Juoissant (on the left) and Miss Qumby (on the right). The picture
was taken when they were in Mexico together with the Hoissant aviation
troupe. Miss Moissant quit aviation a few weeks ago, following an accident in
the air in which she was almost burned to death and after her brother had met
his death that way. Miss Quimby. since the above picture was taken, went to
Europe and crossed the English channel, being the only woman ever to 'per
form the feat. The cut is made from a picture in possession of Martin
Kastle. who was manager for the young women while they were in Mexico and
who is now living in El Paso.
over one eye there was a gash from
which the blood was flowing. He, too,
sustained several fractures and bruises.
The clothing from both flyers was torn
and their bodies" covered with mud.
A troop of state' cavalry held the
crowd back while Dr. George Shea
nan, the field surgeon,-with his staff
and nurse made hasty examinations.
The bodies- were taken to the Quincy
31is Scott Was Flying Aboic Them.
Flying high overhead at the time of
the fall was Miss Blanch Stuart Scott,
another avatrice, taking part in the
meet which had entered upon its sec
ond day.
Scott Woman Collapses.
From her high altitude Miss Scott
watched Miss Quimby's splendid flight
and was nearby when the gust upset
the monoplane. In the excitement oi
the moment no one noticed the lone
aviatrice, but when Ifcs Quimby's
body wag brought? ashore all eyes were
directed aloft and Miss Scott was seen
making sweeping circles over the field
at a height of about 600 feet Twice
she started to descend, but eaeh time
she was seen to falter. In another
moment, summoning ail her nerve, she
turned the nose of her machine down
ward and landed safely, collapsing in
her seat, before any one could reach
A Leo Stevens, of New York, man
ager for Miss Quimby, and Miss Qulm
hys friend, Mrs. Helen Vanderbilt, who
were both witnesses of" the accident
were prostrated.
Machine Takes, a Dlie.
The powerful Bleriflt, after being
freed of its two passengers glided oft
graeefully into the wind -and struck
the water on an even keel then drove
its nose into the mud and turned over
on its back. . It was . recovered un
damaged except for a few broken
struts and wires.
W. A. P. Willard was a widower
and leaves two sons' and a daughter
His second son, W. Harry Willard, was
a witness to the accident and it was
only the toss of a coin, probably, that
allowed the fatality to rest between
the father and son. The son won the
flip last Saturday night and had his
short ride with Miss Quimby at th
dose of the first daj'tof the ..meet,
IWTfKg "the senior -vFrfiard to take
his flight yesterday.
Laughed With Friends Before Going L'p
Before going up on their last flight
Mss Quimby and Mr. Willard were talk
ing and laughing with friends.
In crossing the English channel
on April 16, Miss Quimbly flew at
an altitude of 6,000 feet which was
believed to be the reeord for women.
Miss Quimby yesterday said she felt
sure she could excel the record of
13,943 feet set by Garros.
Miss Quimby iaid to a friend just
before she left the ground: "A water
tCoDtinued on Pge Three.)
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4 The "anti-ring" announces a
Wilson ratification meeting for
$ tonight. The meeting will be
-j held in the "anti-ring" head- 4"
4- quarters, at 115 North Stanton
street. Judge J. M. Goggin and
f- several others will address the
! Democrats and there will be a
! general jubilation over the nom- -S"
nation of the anti-ring's choice
! at Baltimore.
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Dirigible That Was to Have
Crossed Atlantic Ex
plodes in Mid Air.
Wife of One of the Victims
Sees Her Husband as
He Falls to Death.
At lantic City, N. J., July 2. In view
of 3000 spectators, the big dirigible bal
loon Akron was battered by the explo
sion of the gas' bag at 6:38 this morn
ing, a half mile off shore over Abecon
ir- let.
Melvin Vaniman, who had buut the
airship with the idea of flying across
the Atlantic ocean; Calvin Vanim-m, his
jcunger brother; Fred Klmer. alti r
Guest and George Bourtillios, his crew,
were instantly killed. No trace of their
bodies has been discovered.
The dirigible was sailing at a heig'it
of 1000 feet and had been in th" tir
since 6:15 oclock when the accident oc
curred. She was a quarter of a mile
south- of Brigantine Beach. The hug
envelope, containng thousands of cubic
feet of gas, was rent by the ternc im
plosion, probably caused by expension
from the sun's rays.
It burst near the middle. A mass of
flames hid the ship from view to
perhaps 10 seconds, the half million dol
lar dirigible was invisible, while tlif
air about the spot where she had been
hovering seemed to be all flames.
The fire disappeared and then the
ship, outlined against the sunny-, wan
seen to fall like a plummet.
First the understructure or car n
v. inch were penned the unfortunate
rren, held in by a meshwork put o i
after the second trip of the balloon
three weeks ago, unable to e; a
broke away from the envelope, it u'
ended, the bow turning first in a slow
arc. Then it reversed sudden! an-l
r lunged downward. Directly .iboL
twistm- in a long spiral, was the ba-r
a smoking mass of rubber and silt,
with flames shooting out irom a doxi i
sections as it collapsed. It fluttered a
moment and then streaked dov. n aftLi
the car.
In the descent, something which ap
i oared to be the body of a tmb shot
out to the left of the wreckage and mt
the water before ' the rest of the de
scending mass. It was reported that
this was the headless body of Calvin
At S.20 a. m., a message was relayed
ashore from rescuers that this body had
been recovered. With it came the state
ment from Capt. Lambert Parker, of
the Absecon federal life saving crew,
that this was true and that the other
four members of the crew were enta
gled in the wreckage, beyond reach for
the present in IS feet of water.
Airship's Second Flight.
The flight ws the Pl onU that the
airship had taken this jear. Vaniman
n3 7 "S7"8
vamman, wnose
Airship Cost Him His Life
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took the Akron out for a short flight
on Saturday morning, June 1. At that
time the balloon was slightly wrecked
by some of the mechanism going
wrong, but it was landed without seri
ous mishap.
The longest flight the balloon made
was last fall, when it spent the greater
part of the day in the air n the vi
cinity of this city.
In the general appearance, the Akron
was not unlike the America in which
Walter Wellman and V.miman at
tempted to cross the At! mtic oc , ,n in
October, lOlo, but tlKru wnt, many
differences in the construction. The
gas bag was 30 feet longer than that
of the America, but was smaller in di
ameter. The dimensions were: Length
of ba,g. 25S feet; diameter. 47 feet. The
bag was made of a compostion or rub
ber and was constructed in Ohio.
Cur 150 Feet Long.
Beneath was the car, similar In shape
to the Amouta's but longer, p.rhap3
150 feet long. The bottom of the car
vas composed of a round steel tank
two feet in diameter and 100 feet long.
Continuca on Pase Three.)
Champ Clark Remains In Until the Last and Is Given but
a Meager 84 Votes After the Instructed Delegates
. Had Been Released From Their Pledges
Convention Adjourns Until Evening
to Name Vice President.
Baltimore, Ma., July 2. Woodrow Wilson, of New Jersey, today was nomi
nated for the presidency by the Democratic national convention The nomination
was made after Underwood and Foss had oeen withdrawn, Clark had released his
supporters and New York as a climax had moved to suspend the balloting and
make the nomination of Wilson by acclamation. -
There was objection to this plan. As the final roll call came on, state after
state fell into line for the New Jersey executive, piling up an overwhelming ma-
The result was received with tumultuous demonstrations by delegates and
SPeCTherfinal break to governor Wilson as the nominee came at the beginning of
the 46th ballot. Wilson had received 683 votes on the 45th ballot, with 725 1-3
necessary to nominate.
Senator Bankhead, of Alabama, quickly withdrew Underwood.
Senator Stone, of Missouri, in behalf of Champ Clark, released all Clark dele
gations, at the same time saying Missouri would vote for him to the end
Mayor Fitzgerald, of Boston, withdrew governor Foss from consideration.
By this time it was apparent Wilson would win on the 46th ballot and tne
convention was in an uproar, delaying the call for a long whilt.
It was'apparent to the friends of Wilson when morning broke that he woulu
be the nominee that the delegates were ready to go to his standard. Wilson
,;,! -ma t on the 43d ballot, the first cast today at the Democratic national
convention and the hoped-for break appeared at hand. Illinois' 58 delegates pro
pelled the movement and gains were made also from Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana,
Maryland, Michigan, nortn uarouna, xenuessce, '""", ". &"., ....
sin and Hawaii.
Wilson's vote was 602, a majority of the convention. It was the highest
vote he had received up to that time, and the vote of 307 cast for Mr Clark was
the lowest received by him in the prolonged balloting. When the result was an
nounced the demonstration for Wilson was as enthusiastic and protracted as the
weary delegates could make it Wilson lacked only 124 of the necessary two
thirds to nominate. . ..,,,
The convention adjourned immediately after the nomination, until 9 oclock
tonight to nominate a vice president.
Prominently mentioned for vice president this afternoon were governor Mar
shall, of Indiana; governor Burke, of North Dakota; representative Henry, of
Sexa's, and senator Kern, of Indiana.
Thi fTonvrntron Onens.
The convention was called to order,
at 12:09 p. m. and the 43d ballot was I
ordered at 12:16
The balloting was resumed after brief
preliminaries. The chair announced
that disorderly demonstrations would
not be tolerated and the galleries would
be cleared if necessary.
The Illinois individual standing on
the 43d ballot was announced as Clark,
IS; Wilson. 40, but under the unit rule
5S votes were cast for Wilson.
Wilson gained eight more Clark votes
from Michigan.
Big Wilson Gains.
The 43d ballot showed unusual gains
for Woodrow Wilson. By the time the
roll call had been about one-third
completed. Wilson had gained 73 over
his last vote. Illnois had thrown SS
iotes to him and t became apparent he
would pass the majority mark.
Virginia cast a solid 24 votes for
Wilson amid a storm of cheers. Chair
man S-vanson, of Virginia, said Vir
ginia acted in view of an emergency
which had arisen and, while the dele
gation had teen divided, it had now
determined to apply the unit rule, giv
ing Wilson a solid vote.
West Virginia added her 16 Clark
votes to Wilson amid tumultuous
The 43d ballot offcial: Clark, 329;
Wilson. 602; Underwood. 98 1-2; .Har
mon, 28; Foss. 27: Bryan. 1; Kern. 1.
Forty-fourth Ballot.
The 44th ballot was ordered at 1:81
p. m.
Colorado cast 10 votes for Wilson and
2 for Clark.
Wilson Gains Stendy.
Wilson was gaining steadily as the
44th ballot progressed.
Mississippi, thus far solid for Under
! wood, announced a caucus and was
i passed.
1 Pennsylvania, heretofore almost solid
i for Wilson, cast the full 76 for him
j amid cheers.
I Wisconsin voted solidly for Wilson
1 the first time the delegation had voted
as a unit 26 votes.
I The 44th ballot, official, resulted:
Total, 10S8; Clark. Clark, 306; Wilson.
629: Underwood . 99; Harmon. 27;
Foss, 27.
Clark's Slstcrlnlaw Quit-, Him.
One of the two Colorado delegates
who left Clark for Wilson on the 44th
ballot was Mrs. Anna Spitzer, sister
inlaw of Clark.
Washington's vote on the 44th ballot
was questioned and a poll led to much
discussion and delay.
An effort was made at the end of
the 44th roll call by the Washington
delegatioi to vote proxies on a poll
of that delegation. Chairman James
I insisted upon maintaining his position.
! formerly taken, that no proxies should
be voted in the convention.
I An appeal was taken trom the con-
i vention but the chair was sustained bv
a rising vote, which seemed almost
I CInrk Returns to Baltimore.
I Speaker Champ Clark returned to
Baltimore from Washington his after-
1 noon. He was driven in a tiKicaa to
' the Baltimore club, where he wnt into
conference with former senator Dubois
end others.
i Senator Stone said Mr Clark would
not go to the convention.
Mr. Clark dented himself to news
paper men.
The 45th ballot resulted in no choice.
j The 45th ballot, official: Clark. 306;
i Wilson. 633; Underwood, 97; Harmon.
25; Foss, 27.
j Senator Bankhead went to the plat
form and withdrew Underwood.
I Bankhead spoke amid breathless
The Herald's Splendid Service
Thirty minutes ahead of any other newspaper in its field, The El Paso
Herald was on the streets today with an extra telling of the nomination oil
Woodrow Wilson. Besides bulletining the events as fast as they happened, on
its board in front of The Herald building, this paper issued an extra edition
of the paper as soon as the nomination was made. The extra gave the de
tails of the morning session up to the very time the nomination was made,
including the withdrawal of Foss and Underwood, the releasing of the Clark
delegates ami the unanimous choice of the New Jersey man. Thirty minutes
after The Herald was selling on the streets, an extra edition of the contem
porary was brought out. The Herald always has a way of printing the news
The Vote That
Nominated Wilson
Wilson. ClarTc
Alabama 24 ...
Alaska 6 ...
Arizona 6
Arkansas ................. IS .
California 2 24
Colorado 19 2
Connecticut .....14 ...
Colorado 12 ...
Delaware 6
District of Columbia 6
Florida 7 5
Georgia 38
Hawaii 6
Idaho .............. S ...
Illinois . ... ......... 5S ...
Indiana SO - -
Iowa ............ 26 ...
Kansas ................... 20 .
Kentucky - 26 ..
Louisiana ......... IS 2
Maine .................... 12 ...
Maryland 15 ...
Massachusetts ............ 36 ...
Michigan ............ 30 ...
Minnesota 24 ...
Mississippi ...20
Missouri 36
Montana S ...
Nebraska 16 ..
Nevada .. 6
New Hampshire ........... S ...
New Jersey 24 4
New Mexico S ...
North Carolina 24 ...
North Dakota 18
New York 99
Ohio 33 1
Oklahoma 29 ...
Oregon -- - 10
Pennsylvania - 76 ...
Porto Rico 6 ...
Rhode Island 10 ...
South Carolina t IS
South Dakota 10 1
Tennessee' 24 ...
Texas 40 ...
Utah -
Vermont - - 5 '...
Virginia 2-1 -
Washington 14 ...
West Virginia - 16 ...
Wyoming 6 -
Ohio. 12 for Harmon, two absent-
silence. He said Underwood had en
tered the convention hoping to be the
nominee. But his chief desire was t'
eradicate every vestige of sectional
feeling. That had now been demon
strated by the liberal support given
the Alabama delegate.
Not for Vice President.
He would not be a party io the defeat
' of any candidate.
But 1 tntnK tne lime aas con.e i'
rccognne that he cannot be nominat, a
in this convention nor can he be usi x
to defeat any other candidate," Bank
head proceeded.
"Vice president?" queried a del- s?ats
from the floor.
"No." shouted Bankhead. "H tvi1
not turn from the important duties I .
is performing to take suih an offu
as vice president."
Underwood would remain where "?
is. 'oing his great constructive work
Bankhead went on. ana ne express
hope no one would further ur:? t"e
Alabama candidate for vice presidnr
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