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THE ROCK! ISJTAKD ARGUS. FRIDAY, OCTDKER 20, 1911.
AVIATOR ELY IS TO BE BURIED AT JJAVENPQRT Bodyof Famous Aerial Navigat or Enroute From South for Interment. LOCAL CURTISS BIPLANE AVIATOR WHO WAS KILLED AT MACON. GEORGIA, YESTERDAY, AND HIS W7E STORY OF THE DISASTER! Regarded as Most Conservative Flyers, Sensational Plunge Is Fatal. of AVIATION FATALITIES. Killed in 1910 35 Killed so far in 19U 71 FA HOI'S AVIITORS KILLED. Otto Eilienthal, Aug. 10, ISOG, Eichferfe-id. Lieutenant T. E. Selfridge, Sept. 17. lOOS. Fort Meyer. AM. E. Ijpfebvre, Sept. 7. l'Jr'9, Juvisy Captain Ferber, Sept. 22, 1:9, Roulogne. H. Eeblon, April 2, 1'jV, Fan Se bastian. T. Kool, .tune 1 lftlri. Stettin. C. S. Rolls, Jane 12. U'H, Rour- nemouth. Daniel Kinet. Aug. :: l !. Ghent. Lieutenant V. Pusguu, A ig. 2', 1JM0, Rome. Ralph Johnstone, Nov. 17, 101't, Denver. J. R. Moisant, Dec CI. 101', New Orleans. Arch Hoxbey, Dec. CI, 1010, Los Angeles. St. Croix .Tohnstone, Aug. 1.", 1511. Chicago. V. R. Badger, Aug. 15, lftll, Chi cago. Eugene Ely, Oct. I'j, 1D11, Ma con. Ca. ' " - iS ra""TTV c .'- iH :H- :-! . 5 ,: I i . : ' a : - - h f , ?r - iLr J "7 s ' ROBINSON WILL SPEND THE NIGHT IN ROCK ISLAND Famou3 Mississippi Aviator in Down River Trip Tarries Here. HUGH ROBINSON, DOWN-MISSISSIPPI HYDRO-BIPLANE AVIATOR, AND MACHINE TO DINE AT THE CLUB Will Ftest and Resume Aero-Water Flight Tomorrow Morning From Dubuque Today Robinson was sighted ap proaching Rock Island at 3 : 5 5 this afternoon and alighted on the Mississippi at the foot of, Seventeenth street at 3:57.; His approach was heralded by ' the sounding of whistles. Robinson brought with him mail in cluding the following letter to The Ar gus : Clinton, Iowa, Oct. 20. 3:00 p. m. The Rock Island Arus. Rock Island.: i The Clinton Herald sends greetings to The Rock Island Argus. Y. C. EASTLAND, City Editor. EUGENE ELY. MRS. EUGENE ELY. . ha : : s i.i?;. ! hi:, tj hi: N. D. Fly. the well known Daven Ir rt attorney, left l ist nijiht for i' south to a '-.company home the rer.ia'us of '.fi ron Eugene Ely. the fai.uj is Cv.r-fis.- a iator w hose i h::ii:e to d. atii ;ii Macon. (Ii ircia, was related in The Ar g'is of la -t evni::ar. The ititerniMif will le at D::veii;;ort, the timo to h. iinnci'!:in ci later. II l) A l'!il;-.IllMllO. EiV who wii-5 a li:.iiiort '..o. preii:(:i.;tion before he in.Kl" ! a.-eent ye.--terday. a:id it ;ro?n; to vive hN of h's :fi !in-ch.atM'"i;'.M so .-h i .;iihl b" 'i.-n-.f- il in the ev. tii i f :i iiis!:"!ii. A f '.'.' n.ir ti'es i::ter I.'h. i 1 1 : : jr . I .",i ftt-t tu hi.-" fi at M ' -ji'd.T -; 1 e .i . rtarfed bis ilt 'iiwa:ii id to soon vh.ih- 1 u.' ninT at a rn.'.r a Ji'.it::te and va. un able to ma're thf rise. When the inn chine crashed tn earth the aiator was hurU d clear of it by i t dilv a Irin.h'eil feet. He "a as i.neorciO!i v.-ben re;"-h-ed by bis inet-bjr.ic::;i:. Frank "j'i:n. Biul di'd 1 ns'.P.'i'es lat -r be'"ie rould tie removed to a hoti'hnh Hf.e-Mi wiim in.i:uv. Ten il;o,:.-a 'id horiihtd spi- t.iti " witnessed the fata; pl'inire and sto.sd In awed r:!ence as Father IlHinilten, a n:issioi'''-ry Cat' eli pries, j-erfornv. i the last rites of the church as the avi ator expired. Fefe.re r:.'r..iri7 M? mnchi'i o-t shortly hefore : o'clock E!y .i.-';il h.s assistant u: ;e ";an:i ian. Edgar T".:'"ner. for a not book. The ),ook v.t? hnud 1 him ! :d in if be wrote the ss 1 Mrs. Ely. which was 1 I West oen t;. fourth street. New York. Haadia the book back, lie -.a:l: raoir.HT or in win:. "If anytbins h.ij j'et;. to :.v t .:.. y wire lay wife There's h r ::ddr.? s." 1'iyV wife ir. Ne v Yo-, '. v :ts it-'"r:n-?d i--f her h'tsband's dt.th an l ihrc-t ! to n, to their Ik :ne at Ikiveny. .rt. Ioa, to meet the br.d . The icr. a :i ; were prepared for sliiptci -it 'at r.-uh. L a:;d -evt to I)ive:iport t'-i:-, i::on::;.. ilis iu'dy was hr. ea i:: a t ore ui p!a- e? an. I he died a few r-;n't.s ia t r. recrait.ini; i onsciousness just before he died lonv; .-n-e-.ch to ni'ift-r: "1 lot Ci ::trei--1 kuo I am goitg to dit .'" i:t on or n iv. El; mr.de a timht in the mortrr... pc ce.'..iii iz to an altitude of :',.1h,i feet. At i:V, o ih ch he began bis secov.u t'.'snt tf ih dav. rising -rat ' f'tll from the tr.uk ine'of-nre. v. hich be -irrV-d i i a few miai:tos. As be was c mi'int ir.-z the eirottit be made a dip. seemingly to start: the thousands bcr.c all Inm. ; Ely'.s side they t w that he w as dying. ; and Ely was chosen as the man to op ! His body was literally brolien to piece t-rate it. i and the physicians w-re astonished j hkst to ai.iuht on ship. ,that he lived as long as lie fj ,j. j E, was the first man to alight on the Tho'isands pr'sed a:o:.d ar 1 the. , , , . . , ', ,! . , deck of a warship witr. an aeroplane, few policemen on the grourrds wtre li able to restrain the:.i. Many u. T.h : ' D''vi:) ' an aviation meet in San Catco for souvenirs and soon the l.ttere.i .county. C al., Ely in a biplane fiew from f.ei! was clcas"'! cf the wreeha-re. (jae the aviation camp to San Francisco, man even uu! sr.lotied the dying ir.an"s ;.ho- t. twenty links, and a'igr.tcd on making one of his famous dips at the time of the accident. SEWS SAVES HOUR Bit. AYaco, Texas, Oct. 2 0. Aviator (Special to The Argus.) Dubuque, Oct. 20. Aviator Hugh Robinson left here at 10:30 this morn ing for Clinton, expecting to stop at Rcllevue and deliver mail enroute. '" ' - .-v.."': Vvr';' v- Ls. - ,;t,' '. ' -. !. - : ""'v.V. j ? e-.v-. -X? -silvv T ,v - i7iS fix? l 4 Vt" Ik? gSK't.J - SSti5(CJ (Special to The Argrus.) Clinton, Oct. 20. Robinson arrived here at 12:50, having made a stop at Rodgers' learning of the death of;Bellevue. He gave an exhibition on Eugene Ely yesterday, caused him tojthe river here with his hydro-aeroplane make a minute inspection of his bi- and was entertained by a committee left for Rock Island at 3 o'clock, and 13 due there between 3:20 and 3:30. Hugh Robinson, the Mississippi Curtiss hydro-aeroplane aviator, in his aerial-water trip from the headwaters of the Mississippi to the mouth of the stream, will spend the night in Rock plane today and probably paved him- of citizens, lunching with the city edi- I Island. He will be the guest during ci.ihar and pocketed it. The a', iato;- .- t.'oves. tie ai.d cap sirara;"ly d:sap;ea- d. 15. fore amb:::anees reacia. d the : ene Ely nJt dead. :..y was regarded as one o' 'he1 r.Kisr conservative of aviatorr, be-in ahv.r. rref.il and .seldom attempted the se:. satxra! dip which y.-sterd.iy resulted in his denth. He never ha-od con.:- l'. 'Art the for; i' 2 self from death or serious accident, tor of the Herald, an old friend. deck of 'he cruiser Pennsylvania, i for he discovered damage that cans- . anchored m San i-rancisco buy. Later, ei r.is leaving v. aco to ue postpon-' he iiew back to the aviation camp. ed for two hours. The elevator and; Ely had accmuiated a comfortable I rudder w ires were worn so thin that n ' y his ao- al c xhibiti--io. He the coast-to-coast av iator doubted s Ik i''e his wife, his fatlier and! their lasting through today's propos-.; ed flight of 1SS miles to San An-1 tenio. Repair work was begun at j He Events in Field of Aviation. d' III! '. a . a i.i: ir.; !'. i it at i ri J v.r ni-'i ; in !; ' -,v i : d 1. ;-it riioon wl-.at he -. thing happen.- 1 to h:' p'ied calmly, '.'.! hi i-- o h.ai-- P a." i 4 in', i:v ir::T it-v . i.rt;.rie l-..-. v.a-, ill lavea- I'. iie v.; ; I,.,! n jt Yi:h":::a- h.ir-. lov a. and .v.-.s 7 : - a-, of a --e. W'h-.-n a child he was brought ic Da .'en port by his parents who had Incrted th'-.e-. He was el '! led in i he gram:;: :' s" ( tools cf that city, aid i;i ):js took an intere.-t in a'lt.imobi'ia once. Waco. Texas, Oft. 2'h Aviator Rod gers at 11:11 this morning resumed his transcontinental flight, bound for San Antonio. sh ier. He was married in California iu hi'- taiiy career as an aviator, and his ui'e, who usnally traveled with him was alivays ncrvors while he was in the air. notwithstanding that she '.!; u his pluru and heroism and I'l.ai'y be'-ame an adept in the seienc thai !:::i made 1, r loiobr.ud famous. i;'ZV Mllt'j'lII) f ! II I". '; on. Ga., Oct. 2". The body of A tat or i-: ly v. a: 5'-;it to Davenport, i Tc-dssj-'a rrcgram of the T.n.a. '. .la..-. Tile eanse of ihe arci-j a! dry farming congress d' nt ; .as not icon ascertained end it j tional in nature, is lia .Ihe probable it ever will. There' eluded Dr. Vv". E. was no w ind r.t ti:e time. Ely was 111. I Kusrnf Ely of Davenport, famoun for two earn am aiiiitnr, killed at Macon, Taylor at Dry Congress. Ccdorado Sj ri:i'-s, Cob, Oct. 20. irternation w as edu. a- .a., in tnrtii biplane. IIuk1 lloblnion. In (urtina hydro ni-roi:mr filet from Dubuque to Clinton mill t Iluton to Kiiek Inland, In all a dis tance of 10S in lie", dellvrrlnK mall rn routf, '. 1. Itodrera, In oeean-to-oeran fllKht, lienro nt ni, Texna. of Ely death, r(-nira liln niiii-liine anil Marts for San Antonio. I mi ward e;lll lirrnka the American en- Tbe sneakers in-1 Pavlor cf Moline, ! duranrp n-riird ly remaining In the air 1 liowra anil IS iiiiimlcM nt M. Loula. his stay of the Rock Island club, where he will dine at 6 o'clock this evening with the officers of the club and the committee in charge of the arrange ments for the Robinson visit to Rock Island. The committee, headed by President II. E. Casteel and Vice Pres ident C. R. N'ourse, arranged to meet Robinson on his arrival from Clinton this afternoon and entertain him while here. TO BE E"TKRTAIED. The arrangements provide for an automobile trip to Rock Island arsenal and dinner at the club, after which Robinson is to spend the night at the New Harper, resuming his journey to morrow morning, when it is possible he will give a number of exhibitions on the river before starting. H. F. McGarney, Mr. Robinson's man ager, arrived iu the city this morning and said Robinson would alight and stop here despite misunderstandings as to the contract. It Is possible a com promise may be arranged on that score. DIKfEIK AT CLIITTOI?. Aviator Robinson did not get away from Dubuque until after 10 o'clock this morning. His first stop was mado at Bellevue where the btrdman was entertained by Commodore Hughey the motor boat enthusiast. From llellevue) to Clinton, over 40 miles, the hydro-aeroplano flew In 40 minutes and at the conclusion of the trip, the aviator was escorted to a hotel where he had lunch. Prior to getting out ot his machine. Robinson described sev eral circles over the water for the benefit of the large crowd that had as sembled on the levee. He was sched uled to give more of an exhibition be fore leaving for Rock Island where he said he expected to arrive at 3:20 bar ring mishaps on the way. iu; mown awaits. At 9 o'clock this morning a crowd had already collected In hopes of seo ing the hydro-aeroplane come Into (Continued on Vago Seven.) t a :r;i;: u i.:;h i if- c f .i;y of v .'-j ii at :re an i sfi: I f.;-. rat or ot si-'.n as at rh:. 1 ' act i .: via; . : - i a a ' v a n lis o ... v! ri h . nine ;. chaalTe!: r V t.- 1'. t, rsor. 1 ie ('... 1 1! a i- i t: t ir soon bc-.i me a t ue speed m,-i'-!i:i: s. n:it ir I' ion 'V;;. i ;::a d- ferniit-i d to he OS! e w ent to ( learned to t' by :'. j; ;;;h: -Mriction. He n. :. r. -l ih. was not long viiii! L ist s:u ces ;; ; as. t'.-s corps .l ;jis. r-s ;.. :. ;:.- ih, aviator to den; -i a :!.. in ? ; me in .Ia..r. u. IIv in.i- rhii r :':--t cf t'.:" s.i. Kly tna.h t.:,ir ci the -.:.: i:v I ' then rcttirlif-.t f , Aiv- ri t:w iv !t k isi.i. His frsl a p! arar.; e i'l the lioh- o.i.e town, oi e irrcj '1, ;.nd w .... is.h :ti-! ; of the ar ropln I !l.il.'-is on :.U' t ' een t ha". ( ! y n:-l.-.i.is and St. Tn-i beastif;.l fliih.'s in Ex; sit i- n par'o, I h ,ree isade t!u- .-ics:: da : 'on beitig on-- 1 1 ti. s cf his career to tha wind was "cnoj In rhocd c f i.is i nv ago this f t ' t:r:-t n hi' l ' I'l ri .-o -.'. -I -. hx - rsm m P R3231 PI PPi Ws 11 PP1 iiii 4 fV t't . t-Yv ft M fi m ti 0 Fash ion Leaders e hi ago as.! 1. :: t r and . Ely made th: ("mi ti-s Id) h-n 1: st of t'-.o ti,: of the . . a. est pe'i! tone. Th an . hi read:!y and -.h'-ti (!ip;;it '.u- o:ie of the rr.o-t dilhcuit he bad e er made. He was due for a sc. or. i flight that afternoon b it. v it:i-'.-ir;g his p lji in the firs president Med:'?! and th.e .li the great crowd present c see that E'y was in trou'.d lie i'lnded !..- stated that Ih ion 'Oiornied r.-ctors ci tii- ;" s that another ehii-j;h a v.oahl not :iio be Because we are the "acknowledged. A leaders'1 if for no other reason, you l& UUllt LU SC'v DVy ItD Ail The m :t ne -hot down w-.th tre ow d a ;- ivoulii es .- s grip li.e;u!ir.'s vihicitv and tae plasded. tninklr.i; the aviato rise, as be ba 1 done many fire. Rut Kly seemeJ to on the lever, for the ma nod :t downward plunge and h at-tt-mj ted t.-v r'.fe from hi. Feat. !'e half j".m;f.l. haridy clearing the aeroi iare s ir. ra-hed tr the gro".t'.d. The marhme w as e?e:noi:s;..-i and El. stT.eh witli terrllic force. innr MIV- VTIOV v i. ntir. lie has been giving spe. tacdar lights in Ms'.'s fcr eight days, goi;; en one t crr.sijn in a rainstorm. Oi.ly ?estcr Cav be offered to make a t'dht by r'gh.t. painting bis craft with phosphorus. 'So as to ftartle the na tives." be tohl the fair directors. The i T. r v? c '.rl reo-iired as they did no' wart to ! e te sponsiiee fer the conse!-.' "lei s. Ei expressed his thanks for b ii.u exc.n s td. "I will go." he said, " ha it will be takir-g my life in my bands. If iitiv cf von have ever been oat on a line fo'ir-.n- ;!e m a j,ilt m a v;oh :.t wind st- rm. ou have a faint idea of whit it : up there. The wind is blowing from every dirt-tin. and I thought ti.irin.s this first trip thr.t I would never iet down safely." Eiy was pr. .-ente J with a loving ccp l-y President Mediil of the espesitien for his altitude !'.ii:ht d.irmg the week, one of the prettiest that be ever made. IIKHE TWO WEEKS i;n. j Ely's next and last appear mce here J was at Suburban island, two weeks ago i when he gave a number of beautiful exhibitions, taking his wife up in one r,:-.::-xy-Xv..V- i 4 Jv ill d. k A?- mmm an . . . mm Suits 5 Overcoats uieJ of the tH;shis. and his friend Pete Pet- The thou-attds whom he bad p'.Irre.i ersen at another time. His wife, whom to app'ause by bis sudden plunge j ist e taught the art of aviation, had atove their beads w ere horror striken flown with him before, and the two -hen they saw him bulf rise and try were planning a tour of Europe this t . frc himself from the machine a winter. At the great Chicago it turned turtle. He and the aeroplane aviation tneeO in August in which :r.a k at the same time and his body'the foremost pirdmen of the re'ded 30 feet rdong the ground The worid participated. Ely was one of the stars of the meet and carried off a number of prizes. On that occasion machine was demolished, hits of t'.m , : a:;.. :n--tal r'ving many rds. tm that The London is showing. Every gar ment is different from what you find elsewhere and gives you an air of distinc tion. When clothing enters our store we are satisfied they are the best that can be had for the money- and we guarantee the workmanship and fit of every garment, whether it be the cheapest or highest priced garment we carry. 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