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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN.
VOLU3IE 1.
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1908.
NUMBER 3
TOWN TURNS OUT
TO WATCH HAZING
Sophomore- Stage Vaudeville ,
on the University I
Campus.
FRESHMEN IN NEGLIGEE ATTIRE
"Fiat" Men Rally to Brother
ami a Near-Riot
Ensues.
SOPHS' FINAL WARNING
TO FRESHMAN CLASS
i i!ihiii:n : :
mi mu: i at in) now
rn t i: i .7.'o.'.s.
i in: -OPHOMORES.
The lti inlilUn ks illrfoie 'osi.W
li?, lie nlirinl and Will He En
foi ecd.
innul'T SOT THE PADDIX!
THI I FINAL.
Town-people made a holiday of the i
, , ,. , c i . w ci.
hazing of hall a dozen fie-hmen bj oph-
""'' ,
omnre- on the University of Missouri
. . , . ,
eaniim- li-t night. Pai-me-s men and i
11 "
their wives were theic.-oiority and Read!
Hall mi-.-, and high -thool hoy- eager
to get pointeis as to the approved Uni-
ver-itv method of 'ehi-chi-ing.''
Thii-e bundled pei-ons were in
,,
crowd that gathered in fiont of the -tops
leading tt the auditoiium of Academic M : j, , t,iay. the tilth of the en
Hall to watih th" a'nateiir vaudeville i lollment peiiod at the I'nivei-itj- of
-tagc-d In the "-op-.- They .lapped Mi-..uii. :!0S m.ne -tude.it- had en-th.-ir
hand- and chicie-d and nmv andltficl than at the end of the fifth daj
ii,. ii ,.ir,.ii..i i -iv. ....,111111 ' la-t je.u.
U the top of the -tep- were the por-
fnim,,- and the -tao maiMjicr-. the Lit-
tei arimd with paddle, 'lho fre-hmen
wue in iM-jrliuee eo-tmne. collaile . with
tin ir -hill- ban;;"';: hi the fa-hion con-
-blued the .oneet thin? ill a -tudeiuV
"-hii,t tail jiar.ide."
Whistlers Make a Hit. I
'The taniou- whi-tlin- quartette,",
amioum.tl the opli with the bij;j;e-t pad-,
'
, , ., .... i .. i- (l.i r f
nd the tie-hie- wbi-tled. One ot ,
.1 ..II - TTn.n .,
tin in Me "Home. i't. Home, an-
other "I'm fr.iid to Co Home in the
t)iil " uliile tlie ntlier eho-e el.l ic e-
, .. ... ,. , ,.
Kit inn-. I he le-ult broiiL'ht an uproar
of applau-e fiom the audience.
'I hen there wa- .lancinjr by one of the
witini-. who InrKed hi- own music.
'I hi- wa- well ieeeied. in the language
of the pie .mi nt. The eioud liked it o
nun b th.it the "fie-bie" wa- encored.
n, r .. . i , r -iii:,
TIkii. feline he had fiirni-hed his
,, .... . . , ... ,i.
Mini1 ot the nmht - eiiteit.unment. the
, , , i ., . i i i i tt
rod .b uiaiideil that he be lelea-ed. lie,
r.f.ie.l ,i patting admonition to obey
hire.ift.i the nile- piomulpite.l by the
'siph-" and wa- allowed to tait home.
Til., l.ii ii.. niitui , tin.i itm VAniimn
,. , .. .. . , ., , , -ample- of -li-peited butter to W.i-Iini!-
I i.-lmi. n l.in the yaimtlet of the Soph- ' . l , ,
ton. Iln- -amiile wa- from a lan-a-niiiiie-
iiiddle- on the cninpil-. , . ....
City iliuy. I he l.ujier numiiei ot -.im-
"Prat" Men Take a Hand. ' j.I-Z. of oei-wateie.l butter nieixe.l le
On., nun whom the -ophomoros cap- M.iitly i.une fiom Kan-a-. 'Hie adulleia-
timd -ud he ua- a -eeond-jear man. He .; f n,;-, ul,i,l, j -ent to the m.uktt-
objt.t.,1 to beinir paddled. He arpued ,,,, been reionnized foi e.u-. but the
with the -oph-" that he had ".uhaneed teiinj: .,t buttei i- a nient innoxa-
tandiiij" tiom William Jewell College. t;0ii. and the Cowinnieiit i- eitiii!
'Hie -.iplioiiioie- held a eonncil of war -tiiiimni- eHoit- to -top it.
ii'd b-i.b.1 to ".hi i hi" him am way. .
'lb. ii In, tiaternity biothei- rallied
to hi- .ii 1. and for a time a riot -eemed
iiiiiiiiii. in Hie uowil -truirjjle.l baek and
fm th ..,r the .-ampii- for fifteen minutes
and pa-11!.- were u-ed freely. After the
-opli.iin.il.- decided that the now stu-
1. n had Ken piopeil.v hazed, the Ciowd
di-pi i-ed with ..t coiiiinir to fi-ticufl"-.
Fr-in i; to 12 o'clock tonight the fre-h-lii.ii
will lx immune from hazing, the
--1' mini)- laving .leil.ued a turn dur
'iir tint time to allow the tir-t j-ear men
t.i it, nl the -tag -oeial to be given bj-
1 M .. A. in Aeademie Hall.
Automobile Service Abandoned.
t ipt mi Jo-cpli Fnizier ha- di-con-t
mm il ' i- uitomohilc -ervice in Hoone
i 'itii .ntd -, nt hi- automobile'- to t.
I "i- . ntv. to be u-ed theie over an
i-l -ii i ile unite. The -ervice from
t .i-n to Uoiheport wa- abandoned
'i i Mint of lack of patronage and that
froiii e.ilumbii to A-hland b.xiu-e of a
h-puie w ,tli the )liiec'tor- of the load
"v.: tin- imount of toll to le charged.
I CHILD LIVES AFTER
1 2,300 VOLTS SHOOT
THROUGH HER BODY
i
1 Girl is Revived by Cold Water and
i auners uniy trom .ram
' in the Side.
Iir I'liltc. Tre.
CHICAGO. Sept. IS. Mollie Frank.
12 je-ar- old. while at pl.iy this morn
ing. climbed .in eleetiic light jiolo and
took hold of .i who to see if it wa,
hot.
Twentj thie-e hunched volt, of clee
tiieitj, ;il)0 moii th.m are u-cd in legal
execution-, pa ed thiough hor ImmIj",
lint -he was ii'ioil when a woman
dashed a bu.he-t of wild watei over
her.
Her onlj pain is fiom a wound on the
hit -ide- wheie the (inrent lelt hor body.
POISON IN DRINKING
WATER NURSE GAVE TO
6 PATIENTS; ONE DEAD
Woman Tells Police She Gave Fated
Potion Accidentally. Eive Are
Unconscious.
V. I'iiIIiiI I'r'.
AX 1)1 KGO. Cal.. Sept. IS. A nui-e
in the coiiutj ho-pital today told tho
j police that -lie hail accidentally given
-iv patient- drinking watei containing
pni-on.
One of the piti.nt- i- dead and the
othei- are line on-c ion-. It is feared
ithe will not reeoer.
THERMOMETER KEEPS
GOING UP; PERHAPS
SOPHS COULD HELP
Mercury Climbs to 90 Degrees at 2
P- m. Showers Forecasted for
-.... ,
Late Tonight or Tomorrow.
Won't somehodv ph-a-e hae the
.,,",. , ,
weathei? It -tailed out nievk enough
(t (. a uith 1ri t,M.riwlIIM.ler ;..
,.,;,, , ,i(.gm-. lint hy 2 p. m. it had
t limited to '.Ml.
Foiec-a-tei lt.-edci hold- out this
hope: ''Ine-le-asing cloudiness with
! -bowels kite tonight or tomoiiovv. Xot
11'inli change in tt'inpei.it me.'
'I he total at " p. in. wa- I.d'lS.
At
-" i '' '' '" J- '"
':!1,,)-
WHAT NEXT? NOW IT
jg "WATERED BUTTER
Revenue Agents Have Found Rival
for Oleomargarine.
KAXSAS C1TV. Sept. IS. I'lohibi-
tion Kan-a- i- "ettiiiir too taiuilar with
r- -
i .. ... .. ..... :...!..;.... ....... ii... .i if...
III. II-." Ill II. II. I. Jllillll II.'WI mi. -miL
"
ment- of .1. I), i:an-. I'mled State- In-
tiinal I!eeniie Asient. on the anah-i-
,ot "-u-iiecttd buttei" pio.luied b -ome
' '
ot the dailie- of that Mate. Xot bein'
..intent to n-e watei a- a leeia?e. .Ml.
Fan- -a- tint -ome of the dailie- aie
now -ellinjr it a- food. The ieenue
ay. nt- find that -ome of the dailie- h.ne
-iii.eeded in m. mill. u tin ill'' butter whiih
will ab-oib tioni .'ii to :M pel lent of wa-
.'
tei one thud of the entile weight-anil
-
!! elliiiar thi- piotluct at the leular
. ' . . ...
i.uket iate- foi lir-t.Ia butter, wliiiJi
l.ine- fiom 20 to 40 cent- pel p.minl.
an.irdiiiir to the -ea-on of the e.ir.
Iiicirue a"ent- in Kan-a- have M-nt
LLOYD GUNBY, 'VARSITY
PITCHER, DEAD AT HOME
Student Expires of Pneumonia In
Chillicotho.
I.loj.l Giinhj. pitcher on the ha -c. hall
team of the I nivcr-itj- of Mi ouri la-t
jiar died today at noon at hi- home in
Uiillicotho. Mo.
Cunbv ua- a lupinbei of the Sigma Chi
frateinitj and one of the be-t known
-tudent- in the I'liiver-itj-. He hid been
ill ot pnetiinoi.il -everal week-.
Columbia Sox to Play Sunday.
The Columbia White So and the
Mexico Athletics will play a game o(
b.i-eball Sunday afternoon at the Fairground-.
The game will lie called at 3
o lock. Thi- i- the line up of the Co
lumbia team: Catcher. Smith; pitcher,
Martin: tir-t ba-e. Shoellej-; -econd
ba-e. Hainnan: -holt stop. P. Shaw:
third base, Ander-on: left field. 0. Shaw ;
' c enter field. Thomas ; right field, Keene.
F'ISHIN'
ZpZ ' f -Kf j
n. 'XvISa h v&s33 9?:ir c
mmmtiWfsxuSh
ii tin i ii riiiii in it i. i i -n r, z t.rir1 i j- mil mi . iiinairr m mmm m
JXS- i. 5-. . ( v V AJ l ('' - D I Hi I 1119 i
T. "BHSMffibKriSv .fiSOSfc
1 : t v;m
7 .
r - -f, -
STUDENT'S SLAYER
IS KEPT IN
Authorities at Manhattan.
Kan., Guard Against
Possible Violence.
MANHATTAN. Kan., Sept. IS. The
funeial of John Coon-. Jr., the K. S. A.
0. -tudent who was killed here Tuesday
night by M. A. Crow-ton. a rier fi-Jl-eiman.
wa- held thi- uiornin? at 0:30
o'eloik. All bu-ine-s hou-es and banks
weie elo-eil during the funeral services.
Ciow-ton. the -laer. i- eoiuvaled 1
the authoritie-, awaiting arraignment in
the ju-ti.e co.ut at thi- place. He prob-
-.1 .i i ii t i-ii
ablv will not Ik: brought to trial be-
f.ue .Monday, the authoiities here believ
ing it would lie Iie-t not to (all the trial I
until utter the funeral of the dead stu
dent. The -l.ntr i-. .Kcoiding to the au-thoiitie-.
in a -afe place. However, there
in a -ate place
i- no danger now of woleiue by the col
lege -tudents.
Ju-t alter the shooting theie would
HID
have been giave danger had not the com- .,,(1iim.(i iien it wa- learned that
pany of -tudent, who wa, fired upon lin-. ltt icIt-iiL Hill did not have authority to
geied at the depot until the main portion I ,,-,.,. Mlt, without -pecial piovi-ion
of tho-e at the depot had gone to townf lll(1 jiiul(l oi Cmatoi-.
and to their home-. Coon, was a popular J 'ihe Con-titution piovi.U- that ad-
-tudent, una inning and inoHen,ie, and'
hi- death l, mom mil by the stii.lcnt
bodv.
Wounded Student Recovering.
! I. F. Iininen-cht.e, who received fourjj-'"" the fall at opening convocation,
'ot the -hot of the -econd charge tiled J until it had In-iomo a regular cii-tom.
at the student-, i- in no grave danger.
(Tevi-ton wa-Ijinirin wait for - tn.b - nt -
who might lap on hi, hou-e and it i,
not vet known whether or not the ji.irtj'K'l,l,,,hia
that wa- with John Coon, mole-ted the
hou-e cu not. Two charge, weie fired,
one hitting Coon, in the -i.Ie of the face.
The -t i ond chaige went a-traj, except
the few -hot- that hit Immense line. The
-tilil.-nls who weie the t.uet fur ("rev i--
.-- ,.-.-, .
i ton weie John Coon-, the dead student;
1 I- 1. Immense hue, the wounded boy; j
! Dwight Miller and 11 Sweman.
The leal fact, concerning the killing'
will not be known until the tii.il, but it ,
is now -aid tint Ci.-vi-toM had no pi., j
ivoe-ation whatever for shooting. Kailier
in the evening -tudent- hail i.iiiiic-.I upon i
p ' ' ' I
, the -ide of hi- hou-e, which border- upon (
I the -idevvalk. and he may have loaded his '
-botgun and waited for the tir-t pally '
I of -tudent- th.it chanced to pa-, or
Il.llT.ll 11.IT1I II Ikltll- II.I.il Illlll.ll 1-IIHU..I
i ' i ri"
on l lie Hou-e.
Win n thi- olliier, arre-ted him the
-l.ivei wa- awaiting for anj- other of
feii.h i that migut cli.uu c to come by.
I'ntil they were -me tint the slaver
ol Cooiis wa- locked up the other 'tit-
dent- would not pa the hou-e.
NO POLITICS AT THIS
BALL-COWHERD DINNER
Relatives of Candidates Have Meal
at University Club.
Th.ie was a Kill Cowherd dinner etf
. ,.,;.. i. ...! ..i,,:, .a.., ... .i.
V K t t l MJ IKIII 'ti 11-41(1 Vllttlll-1 (l llli;
Cniver-ity Dining Club in Lathrop Hall
la-t night.
At the same table were David R. Pall,
of Montgomerj-. Mo., a nephew of the de
feated candidate for the Democratic gu
bernatorial nomination, and 15. K. Cow
herd, a di-tant eou-in of the -lie ee fill
candidate.
IJoth are -tudent- of the Univer-ity of
Missouri.
i-!.
CALLED MURDERER
HE KILLS HIMSELF
Major General, Accused of
Slaying Wife, Thows Self
Before Taain.
By United Prcs.
U)NIK)N, Sept. IS. Unable to bear
the -tec ii-at ioii that he had murdered
hi- wife. .Maior Oeneial Cluile- K.lwanl
Luaid thii morning threw hint-elf hefoie i
a ti.iin and wa- ground to pieces.
Mr-. Ltiard wa- -hot Aug. 24
-he wa-5 retuining fiom the link
while
of a
unit .lub with her liii-b.mil.
In a farewell note to a fiiend. M.ijoi
Ceiieial Ltiard 'aid he could no longei
'mi ,Iic in of being point...l to a-
luiii.lerer.
I NO ADVANCED DEGREES
TO BE GIVEN THIS FALL
The Candidates From Panama and
Vermont Disappointed.
Seial foi mer Unier-ity of Mi---ouii
-tudent-. who came heie e-toida
to le.vive a.U.uued degree-, weie di--
x.,mt., degiee- -hall be confeiied
mlv I
I ,, ti. JL. Convocation. Special per
1
-- ii. il. ii li. ...1
nil ion had U-en granted bv the l.o.u.l
I . , , , . . ,,
... 1 l.-lllilll. il".-e ii n-iii- i iiii-.. ii. i
j "'. Committee on advanced degiee- .11.1
'not learn thi- until too late to notiiy
-fwiiil c-andidate, who had -tarted for
Vei mont
One candidate came fiom
and one from Panama. Airangement
wire made ulieuliy each candi.laie will
have the privilege, pertaining to Uie-e
jdegiee- ami the diplomas will lie given
! IH'Xt June.
MRS. A. G. VANDERBILT
SEEKS FINAL DECREE
Beported She Will Wed William
Spencer, A Philadelphia Lawyer.
n.r I nllp.1 Pre"!'!.
x.;- YOKK, Sept. IS. Mi-. Alfred
(;w wn,e V.uider'hilt, who r.-. cntlv ob-
,.,;,'...,, aIl iteiIociitory deci.-e of divoice
today applied to the Supreme Couit toi
.. 1
-i iin.ii ciecii
j.
;,,
is leporte.l that she will wed v il
Speneer, a Philadelphia lawjer.
son of the v iev president of the l'enn
sjlvania Railroad sjsteni.
Mr-. Vandeibilt airivnl from Huiope
,js
morning.
KILLS SELF IN BASEMENT
Salesman Ends Life at Mother-in
Law's House.
j:y rntiwi itp-.
i ST. I.'R'IS, Sept. IS. I. '.. Frindt.
a sale-man. 2.'. jear-old. -hot and kilb,I
him-elf this morning in the In-eii.eiit of
I hi- mother-in-law'- home.
His wife had letu-ed hi- re j at.-d attempt-
at rt'coiK iliation. Thcv weie mai
li.d in Januirj and -epaiate.l in Julv.
She said he failed to -ujtpoit In r.
Thoc irij be no hmc of Ihf Uni
leisity Missourinn tomorrow, S'ltur
day being a school holiday.
STEPHENS COLLEGE
BEGINS NEW YEAH
! Prospects Brightest in Its
History, President W. B.
Peeler Declares.
I DR. LHAMON TALKS TO STUDENTS
V,. ttr i rr u r
I l uuiif; U111CU 1C A OKI OI
1 Tlie"LaI)oratorv"Siileof
Life Work.
Mephe'i- ("olhjje i- entering upon a
jimi of the liri'hte-t pro-ptit in the
hi-toi of the in-titutioi.. Iie-idnt
William 15. Feeler deflated in hi- ad
die of welcome lief ore the a emlilaj;e
in S'appinutoii Auditoiium thi- moi nitiir.
t the oieiiin! ttitniH-.itniii:
"I-i-t eai wa- iiiii lianner Near.'
1 I'le-ideiit I'eeh'i -aid, " anil the tro--
ipeit hefoie u- i- brighter than it ha-
eer been in the hi-toi of thi- tolhge.
"Our building- hae bin tlni-hed and
an- now fully equipped foi u-e and
throughout the iu-titutiou idial i-oudi-
tion- pieail. Xot only h.ne we a well-
.-.piippi.l oiIiiniI but we h.ne a " H-
cijuipped faculty and well equipped stu
- .... i
dent- to make u-e of the-e iuiu-ii.il
.i.Uaiitage-. In all the je.u i- one of
I'
iiuu-iial mid llatteiin-r inoini-e.
The iiogram a- rendcri.l proed wry
iuteie-ting to the large amlienie and
tho-e who took part weie generou-ly
applauded. After the reading of the
Twenty-fourth P-alin and pr.ner by
the Rev. M. Ij. Thoma-, Jli-s Hale, of
the depaitinent of nm-if, cintributid
a piano olo, 'Wedding Day," by CJrieg.
Mi Hale'- leiiditiou of thi- ditliiult
number won murniur- of prai-e from the
li-tener.
Dr. Lhamon Speaks.
Dr. W. J. I.hamon, dean of the liible
I ollfge ot the Lhii-tian clniieli. -jkiKc
i" a ihcerful and eneouraging manner
jpartkularly to the joung women of the
Icolh-ge. and -ought to impre-s upon
'them the priwleges they aie about to
enjoy in taking up their work.
"Von joung women who are here foi
the piirpo-e of -tudy in thi- college are ,
-eleited and joil -hoiihl applet ia to the
f.ut that j on are hereby prep.uing jour-
-i he- for leader-hip in later life. You
aie to he the queen- of the school- j
room now, and jou will be the queen- i
in the variou- ollice, to which women
aie called, of which there are some
tbou-and. You will bring queenliness
, . , .
I into jour home-, a, l.oU intended
women -liould.
"There i, a laboratorv- side to all of
'jour woik. Thi- mean, the hard labor
i which i, nece arj- for a complete knowl-
!ed-e of our -Indies. Do not ,hirk the
driid-'erv of the laboratorv part. He-
come queen, -o that wherever you go
c, . . .
..... ....I.. .1.:.:. -"
Willi ifCL i.niivv ii..-. v, iv,..
, signoiina Dora Comba, of the vocal
department, -aim
The Hoi n," hv Fie;
ier. atconipanied by T. Carl Whitmer,
din c tor of the school of mu-ie. The
Signorina's voice i, a rich contralto of
velvet smoothne-s and of pleasing op
eratic .nialitv. Her selection a Horded
t,ier U"I,1'' opportunity to display her
tab m to advantage.
i K. W. Stephen, paid a liiuli tribute
to Dr. I. II. Jc e. who sat in a place
of honor on the platform. Mr. Steph
ens di-do-ed a "conlidcnli.il see ret" of
the two.
Tribute to Dr. Jesse.
"Dr. .Ic-s-e, who lias none more in.."
anv othei man in the hi-toiv of Mi
. . . .. , . . , .. i ,, i...
souri tor educational inti re-t- and who
. ... .. .
li.w been irowneil With W) 11 earned
honor." he -aid. "admit ted to me la-t
night, that after thiity je-ar-' speaking
he i
he foi
se-aied to death' when he
an audience. I am the
-tan.I--ame
wav."
Despite his eonfe
ed "flight."' MV.
st.-pliPii-.' addle
was foic. -fill and in
teie-sting.
"In this town jm are in the gn-ate-t
eduational center in ail Mi ouii." Mr.
vt-iih.-ii- said to the v g women be-fore
him. " and I want to eongratul ite joii
irl- that joii are line where joit have
opIMirtunitj- for the mo-t nilturc.l ad
vantagi-. There aie ."..011(1 students in
Columbia and 2."i0 te-.ieher-. 'Hiere- i-(I'-nutlniicl
on llilrit I'asp )
FORTY ARE OVERCOME
IN ST. JOSEPH FIREa", nothing of .-i-cial interest in tliat
upward plunge-. Ju-t as he had done
Swift Packing Plant at St. Joseph time after time In-fore, he guidiil his
Damaged $60,000. qu.-e r-l.mkmg craft aloft at an angle ,'i
gentle that it de-troved anv impre-,ion
III I liltnl ITf-s. . . " "
--T. JOKl'H. -MO.. Sept. IS. Fire ,f M..it si-d.
thi- morning can-id MiI.IIi( damage'- to Around the air path the big machine
the mid stoiage building of the Swift ,pwl and croe-d the starting jioint. The
Packing plant.
Forlj" fireni.-n and eniplov.e-- of tin
plant, including General Manager O. W.
Waller, weie oven ome hy h'-at. All are
out of danger except Alexander Ma-on.
a fin-man, and Ge-orge Wea-ton.
AIRSHIP WRECKED
ONE MAN KILLED,
IS HURT
Fund Is Started to Reimburse
Aeronaut For Damage to
Craft In Accident Near
Washington.
MISHAP EOLLOWS BROTHER'S
SIGNAL SUCCESS IN FRANCE
Daring Dayton, O., Men in
Front Rank oi'Xavigators
of the Skv.
Hr Uiiiteil Tri-.
WASHIXtnoX, I). C. Set. IS.
While hi- brother Wilbur wa- ieteiiu
plaudit- in Franee for the marbu-aihieement-
of the Wright aeiopkine.
OrilIe Wii-ilit lay in a iiopil.il heio
teaifulU maimul a- the le-ult of the
I ,,,,. 0f 1,: air ,r.lft liftv le,t to the
ground while in
Mer. Wright "-
full llinht omt Fort
(onijuiiioii, Lieut.
Thoma- Selridge, wa- fatally hurt in
the fall. He died at S o'clock la-t niyht,
three hours after the accident.
Orwlle Wright wa- re-tin;; faiily well
this morning and the ph-ieians look
for his recovery. Hi, lett hip wa, frae
tuied and several bone- on the right
-ide were broken. Lieut. SelfridgeS
-kull was fractured at the ba-e.
Many here are in f.ior of raising a
Kipular siib-cription for the aeronaut,
-iinilar to that raicd in (.Vrmaiiy re
cently after Count Zeppelin's air-hip ex
ploded while in flight.
Aeroplane is Wrecked.
The aeroplane the man bird which
amaed the world and repre-.-nt.-d the
-olution of the gieat piobhm of aerial
navigation and e-tabli-bed new le. oid
in ev.-rv w.iv i- .1 -b.in. !.-.-. taierl.-d.
That cqui-ite care and tlioiighttnl
piccaiition ili-plavcd by Wiight, where
by he tested every lever, tautened every
wiie, adjll-tcd the plane- and tritd hi
motor before a-ceii-iou-. proved ju-t in
stiilicicnt to detect a Haw in his new
piopeller, designed for greatei speed ali'l
' . , . .
tiled tod
IV, tor the lir-t time.
I While eightj- or iiinetj- feet in air,
'when whiiling the i ircuit of the paiade
i-.'iouiicl- th" fourth time thi- evening.
a pieqieller blade snapiieil f-hort olL
The machine wa- at the far end of the
tiial course. The -pettatoi-, a quarter
mile di-taiit, -aw the blade waver to
the ground more swiftly, bat not unlike
the fall of a feather of a bird in flight.
For a second the aircraft kept on.
Then it hesitated. Then- were two siie-
cc ive swoop, downward. At alioiit hftj
feet elevation it dived. It .r.ishi.l to
tenth head foremo-t, a term that applies
-in.e the foiwaid guiding plane-. whi Ii
directed the ciatt up or down, -ugu'i-t,
when in Uight, the he-ad and back of
an eagle.
Propeller Blade Broken.
Xot a -ingle pa it of the machine i-
-ullieie ntlv int.iet to furnish a piool ot
the real eau-e of the i-ita-trophe. The
prop.-llei, of the ma. bine did not touch
'the "loiind, but one blade wa- puk.U
no broken alino-l siiuarclv olf. It l-
me "cue i.ii niiiiiii-ii hi mi- ' " "-
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pe-rt- and e ntbii-ia-t- who w.ie wat. li-
I .
ii ... .i :..:.... .f i... ........I mi. i.
in-' th' lligiit that thi- blade broke while
the liiachilie wa- ill the air; that tin,
cau-i.l a sudden weiing from the
coui-e, a e-oii-i-.pi. -nt tilting, and that the
niaihiiii' wa- driven -traight tovv.ud the
giound h the en.-rgv of the otln r whiil
ing bl.nle. P.nt the-e expl.m ition- mil-t
lie ii-garihil a- nothing but men- gin '
until Orvilb- Wright -hall be -tn.iu
enough to t.ll hcu the ace id. nt i.-ally
hapjielled.
It was 14 minute, after ." o'ebnk when
Orvilb- Wiight. with Lieutenant Silf
ridge tightly we.lge.1 lie-ide him, gra-ped
the stieiing b-vc-r of the a. roplane and
pulled the trigger vontiolling the ma
chine r that -hot the e-.iiiv.is contrivain e
along the monorail. To the spectator,
who had -..ii Wright make flight after
tli!it within the l.i-t two weeks there
chugging of the motor, almost drowned
the noie of clapping hand-. On it th-vv,
and the whirring blade-, of the two pro-pi-lb-r-
-ei'ined to bill a tli ji.iitt an revoir
to the ujward-ga7ing throng as the -econd
lap was begun.
WRIGHT
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