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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - August 16, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio TODAY'S NEWS TODAY THE HOME PAPER I THE SANDUSKY STAR-JOURNAL. -FOURTH VEAR- SANDUSKY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 191 LAST EDITION NUMBER 265, ATW OOD IN FLIGHT IM CHICAGO AND AVIATOR WHO MET DEATH St. Croix Johnstone and Wil- liam R. at Flying Game. OTHER AVIATORS ARE CONTINUING THE MEET Young Wife of One Airman Witnessed His Fall and Was Prostrated, CHICAGO, III., Aug. spite of the deaths of aviators William R. Badger and St. Croix Johnstone, it was announced to- day that the aviation tournament will be continued. The other avi- ators, apparently unshaken by the deaths of the two young men, de- clared they would continue their flights for the rest of the prizes wnich have been offered. The aviators who met their death were William R Badger, of Pittsburg, a-Eraa-ef-wedlth, 'vho sailed the air to "gidtiiv expensive tastes, and St Croix Johnstone, a brother of Ralph John- slona, who recently lost his life Denver Johnstone was married and his young wife saw his machine as it plunged downward She immed- exclaimed that he would be killed hut it was half an hum later that she learned the truth. Badgei, driving a Baldwin machine, wao fatally injured' when his machine became uncontrollable while hu was thins close to the ground in the northern end of the field He d'ed of a fractured skull. Johnstone lost h's life when his aeroplane plunged into the about a mile from shore, ]ust noith of the Illinois Central depot The Maissont flyer had been trying for the endurance prize and had been up in the air since 1 30 The fall ac- curred well after 6 o'clock The fiist warning that the had was a cannoniike report accompanied by a flash of flame The gasoline tank exploded partially destrojing one of the wings From thp height of feet, almost straight as a plum- met, nose pointed downward, loose cloth streaming out bfhind the aero- plane toward earth Hugh Robinson, flying his Curtiss hydro-aeroplane had spen Johnstone's plunge and had started to the rescue Something appeared Hosting on the water where the monoplane had struck and it was thought to be-the aviator Four minutes later the Curtis ma- chine landted in the water floating on its pontoon, darting here and there A thousand field glasses were tiainsd in his direction, but soon Robinson was seen to wave his hand It was a gesture of hopelessness The body had not arisen Following "his failure to find John- stone's body, with astonishing sang- froid Robinson rose to the air again and continued Ms flight for time. For more than an hour futile at- tempts were made to raise the ma- chine the nosf of which was bedded' in the mud When it The upper picture Atwood in flight in Chicago. On the right At. wood is shown being carried on the shoulders of admirers. The picture beside tjhat of Atwood is of St. Croix Johnstone, who was killed Tuesday. THE WEATHER. Local showers late to- CAXTOX, Aug CHANGES PLANS Land in Toledo and Spend Night There, Coming Here Thursday Unless Unforeseen Happens Announced Early That He Would Arrive Here About Five O'clock, But Money Offers induced Him to Delay, Will Land at Court House About 10 a, m, A thousand dollars looks pretty sweet to Harry N. Atwood, daring cross-country aviator, who is headed for Sandusky, enroute from St. Louis to Boston, especially since contributions and purses have not been very numerous or liberal, along his route. Vie chance to secure the thousand dollars was responsible for a change cf plans, Wednesday afternoon, after Atwood's manager had once an- nounced, and hrd so notified Dr. C. H. Merz, that he would arrive hers sbout 5 p. m., Wednesday. The thrsat that proposed purse of cromised for a Sandusky landing would not be paid if he came in ahead of nis schedule, and the fact that Toledo guaranteed a purse for a landing in that city, turned the trick and prevented Atwood making a great rec- ord for a single day's fltftht. As matters now stand, provided no more changes of plans made, ind the guaranty of the Sandusky purse is acceptable, Atwood will ar- rive here Thursday forenoon, probaaly about 10 o'clock. He will land on Vie lawn in front of the court house and later, perhaps about noon of soon after, will start from the foot of Columbus avenue, circling out over the bay and then heading for Loram and Cleveland. Due notice of the approach of At'vcod will be given by the blowing of the fire whistle so ttnt all may '-rve ar opportunity of seeing the birdman. It is imperative, of course, that the court house lawn he kept clear of copic in order to avoid an accideat as all the space will be required for the landing Police will be detailed to keep back the crowds Atwood started from Elkhart, Wed- nesday morning, the intention of reaching Samrusky bv 5 o'clock or earner. Everything went lovely on his flight and he alighted at Pettis- ville, a village 37 miles west of To- posted. Bulletins were also posted telling of Atwood's progress Then, when it was definitely announced from Toledo that he would not come here until Thursday, this news was bulle- tined and was given to all inquhers. Thousands of people thronghout-the----- countiy over which Atwood was fly- ing turned out to watch, the aviator in his course. Demonstrations were made in many places over which he passed, whistles blowing until long Supreme Court Givas Import- ant Decision in" Tax Law Test Case. ledo, shot tly after 10 o'clock. It was after he had disappeared. The best time made by Atwood was between Butler and Edgerton, 0, a distance of seven miles which he made in sis minutes. Atwood completed the first hour of his journej from Elkhart Ind., to Kendallville, having covered 41 miles. Before the end of the second hour At- wood found himslf at Arehbold, 92 miles from Elkhart. At Waterloo he swooped down within 200 feet of the earth. The first news of Atwood's inteir- tion to reach Sandusky Wednesday, then his intention to resume the flight later in afternoon and come to Sandusky. Meantime for some reason not ex; plained, the morning paper "got busy." It had announced that At- wood would arrhe Thursday and in- sisted that the program be followed. It was said that the threat was made that the proposed purse of would not be paid if Atwood came here Wednesday. Atwood's managers. Leo Stevens and Edward C. Milliken, were in Toledo and they quickly got im- was finally brought to the surfacp the air man's body was found entansded in a mass of broken wirps and splin- tered wood Life seamed to have flown Efforts to revive him failed. COLUMBUS, 0, Aug County budget commissions are given practi- cally unlimited powei by the new en- try made Tuesday by the Ohio su- preme coii't The original entry in the tax limit law test case was amend- ed bj removing the restriction that reductions in local jates must be "pro- portionate" when necessaiy to bring the total within the ten mills limit The court, meeting a Cincinnati case, directs that excessive estimates presented to toe budget commission must first be cut to internal maxi- mums The commission then will reduce the various estimates to bring them within the total limits 'having due legard to the proportions of the night or change m temperature. Temperature at 7 a m grees Temperature one year ago, degrees Sun rises Thursday at 4 43 a m 4.- and sets at p. m. (standard tO SpeilO Next Week total board amounts 01 taxing that each taxing officers are author- ized t0 levy, so that such aggregate of all taxes for all in each taxing distilct shall not exceed ten mills on the dollar, exclusive of sink- fun" mg nterest purposes, as aforesaid, and shall not produce for the year 1911 a greater amount of taxes than levied m the year 1910." The new entrj does not consider the question raised in some school districts, which lan last vear on ac- cumulated funds and made no levies While the law limits the amount to be raised to that of last year, it is the opinion that the cost of running such schools last veai could bp con- sidered by tne touit as having been "laised Law y PIS new enti who have examined the believe that the restric- tion of "having due regaid to proportions" is merely dnectoiy the Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon today, 20 miles northwest at 12 20 Tues- dav afternoon BROODED OVER ACCIDENT James Bnrns Threw Himself Before Train at Sharon and Was Killed. SHARON, Pa., Aug Burns, 20, brooded Over the fact that he had killed a companion while On a hunting trip a year ago until it is bp- lieved his mind became unbalanced Tucsdav he threw himself in front of a Pennsylvania tram and was in- stantly killed Bums while hunting last year mistook his companion, Wil- lie Holler, tor game and killed him in His Office at Capi- tal. ACTIVE CAMPAIGN BEGUN Executive Has Received Invi- tations to Speak in Every State, Orders Given to Fire to After Many Soldiers Were Wounded. LIVERPOOL. Aug mob of "Stoohgans" which battled with the police last night was dispersed bv the from the mfantiy and the sa- ber charges of the cavalry this morn- ing. Bullets, rocks and fire were the weapons of the rioters last night. One man was killed by the soldiers The rioting was" vicious but tha most serious news -was the announcement that thousands of railway brakemeu were awaiting the order to walk out. Five prison vans, escorted by fifty hussars, which were cairying riot pris- oners from the police court to Wal- tham jail, were attacked tonight by members of the roughest class on Vaulxhall street, in an atteaint to rescue the prisoners. The mob attack- ed the soldiers with missies of everj description, and m defending them- selves the hussars fired At first blanks were used and then ball car- tridges In this affray one man was killed and many persons were severely wounded. At a meeting Tuesday of the execu- tive committee of Amalgamated So- ciety of Railway Servants, the Socie- ty of Locomotive Engineers and Fire- men, and the General Railwaj Work- ers' union a resolution was adopted unanimously to declare a general strike of all railwa> employes con- trolled toy these organizations through- out the United Kingdom. MILITANT RECTOR, ASSAILING ASTOR WEDDING PLANS, NOW HITS BISHOP OF HIS DIOCESE MILITANT RECTOR NOW HITS BISHOP COLUMBUS 0 Aug 17 that the legislptive outmg and the Jeffer- son club picnic is OVPI, and the bnbeiy trials gotten out of the way until Septembei. Governoi Haimon is coming back to his officp from Chai- Mich where he has been spending the past two months or more ever held m Ohio and second ever held in this country will take place here September 27, 28 and 29 Many of the flveis now at Chicago K will participate here The Wright and Curtiss force will co-operate with the management in promot- mg the meet wheie C C Maver, another manager, had joined1 the aviator At the same time Toledo men raised a purse and so it was decided that Atwood should leave Pettisville at 3 30 and sail to Toledo landing at Bay View Park about 4'45 He will remain in Toledo over night and will start early i Thursday for Sandusky. There has been much inteiest in At- wood's flight and the Star-Journal's meeJ I telephones were kept busy by mqxnr- _i ers As soon as Atwood announced that he would probably arrive here Wednesday afternoon, a bulletin w-as TWO MEN KILLED AS FREIGHT HITS AUTO WARREN, O August 16 Wheel- ing Lake Erie freight tram struck the auto of C W Waggcr, 45, lumber contiactor of Newton Falls, killing him irstantlj Fied Allen, 50, an emploje was albo killed R J. i Smith, lumber deatei, was badly in- juied but .vill Ine f VPf MUST EXPLVPf ROME. Aug Albenga, of the Italian battleship San Olono, will be investigated because his ship ran aground at the entrance of the ,11 1 AU i i i i i ciJi cifttwuJa-VJ. 0.1 LIU? t UL ItlC He will be bark at the state capital M Naples All atlrdctno countcss rext Monda> rooming and he will on board is alleged to have held his attention from navigation. at least a in his office be- fore going on a 'ona; tom that is ex- pected to make him friends and votes in connection with r.mdida j for the demociatic nomination tor piesi- dent ThprP are a ntmber of matters of that feed attention, and these Vrl11 a11 bc week i ATWOOD'S a. Left St. a. j p. m. i p. Loft p. Armed a. Lelt Passed Possed Passed Passed Passed Ohio Passed Passed Passed "tanded at in touch with Atwood at Pettisvilte, i mstead of Thursday, came in a tele- gram to Dr. C. H. Merz from C. C. Mayer, the aviator's manager. This telegram sent Tuesday night, read as follows: "Atwood plans to fly nearly as far as Toledo tomorrow morning and Sandusky can look for him by 5 o'- clock under favorable circumstances." About the same time bulletins com- menced reaching the Star-Journal. The first announced that Atwood had determined to fass over Toledo and reach Sandusky late in the afternoon reach Sandusky late in the afternoon. He ascended at Elkhart at S'Ol a. m., and headed east over the tracks of the Lake Shore railroad, i Then, in rapid succession, as the 1 flight progressed, came the dispatches telling how the aviator was "burning up" distance He passed Millersburg, Ind at 8 36, flying at the rate of 36 miles an hour. He jiassed'-Ligonier at S-45. a m. At Kendallville, which !he passed at 9'06, Atwood was flying at an altitude of 800 feet and at the rate of 41 miles an hour. At Edger- ton, on the line between Indiana and Ohio, and practically the half-way point on the third leg of his trip, from Elkhart to Sandusky, Atwood had covered 69 miles in 92 minutes. He reached Edgerton at 9 3S. j At 9 52, Atwood passed Bryan, hav- ing covered SPV entj -nine miles In one horns and forty-six min- (Utes He pasted Strvker at 1ft o'- clock Archbold at and at alighted in A field at Pettisville, a i (Continued on Page 2) PHILADELPHIA, Aug. Rev. George Chalmers Richmond, Episcopalian rector whose sermons denouncing the impending AstorForre1 the governor's stay at" bis ofcr Ho nuptials weie repudiated by the heal 'vul' t'T new bcaid of aa.nmis- of his own diocese. Bishop Macka. traMon during his weeks in his j iv. i. i. .office, and it is not exnected .hat anv Smith, has jumped upon the {urthei appointments v.ill po made tm- m characteristic manner. I til after this conference is held The bishop himself, he savs, is a! Govemoi Harmon has le'eived mvi- member of the smart set, to nelnfr addresses in almost on a large income, has some of his j foe'route not gnenTit known closest friendships among the idic that he will make a trip into Brvans rich, maintains palatial residences in rwr "ia'c making at loast one speech town and country, and is or has fond of the material pleasures of life. A tnp thiough the past also "It is only to have been expected, then' said Dr. Richmond, 'that he i would be aghast when I turned the scheduled and on different sions Governor Hairpnn vull be with Governor Woodrovv Wilson of New Jersey One of these will be light on the aristocracv He declares Bishop Smith sent tne ottel a senes of letters, "astounding in their insulting character" "I have seriously contemplated wine Springs Park, at Wilmington, bringing an action for f0r Delaware, on Septfmbei 7 While at- when the goveinor'; confeience is acid when HRrnion, Wilson, and Speaker Champ ClaA ap- pear on the saiie platform at the old (democratic rally to be held at slander against the bishop. In auy'lelKlins national con- T y ference Governor Harmon will be the event, I shall seek satisfaction and guest of Governor Wilson, having al- vindication through the church accepted an invitation to this through an ecclesiastical court, a courc effect- of DunnS; his GOT- 1 for Bishop Mackay-Smith He a repiieve of three of the men now s a Phisicallj broken man I wish confined in the penitentlary annex I could believe that his illness was rfftisal of Attornev Gene-al the sole cause of his extraordinary Timothy S Hogan to sneak fiom the and rank biUerness against me Jit same platform as did William Jen- would bear." make conditions easier to (Continued oa 2) INTREPID SAILOR PREPARING TO AGAIN DRIVE LAUNCH THROUGH NIAGARA RAPIDS Commission Can't Boost Taxes Too High or All Will Be Lost. small through the leaping tumbling rapids he has The state tax commission is facing a peculiar problem in dealing with the lake freighter companies whica were given a hearing before the com- mission Tuesda.. for the filing of taxing values Most of the comrranlesi are registered m Lake county m the city of Mentor For them the plaf-e of registration is a matter of whim and low taxes, according to Columbus aemces. In almost a night they can change their place of registration out of the state altogether. The fact that Mentor isn't even on the lake front shows that the location of tho j registering place doesn't amount ta I much 1 Now, if the commission boosts launch i taxes too much there is the danger that the companies will shift position like a gypsy camn over nisht, and left for Buffalo with a new boat, no that the next day will find them om- larger than the other, with which he j side the state altogether. This is going to try again to navigate the whirlpool. He spent some time in Sanduskv Tuesday en route "They all said I was either crazy or trying to commit suicide last declared Larsen as he was leaving, "but I wasn't I'm going through again just to show them I knew what I was doing." The captain has christened his boat the "Niagara." It is but fifteen Captain Clang Larsen. having feet from stem to stern and is decked once flirted with death over except for a circular hatch It lose the state the excise tax and countv the property tax. So commission is dealing gingerly wirti the problem The freighter companies have hands ana presented a solid front the commission Tuesday. Attorney Harvey Goulder of Cleveland. spokesman. Others in the representing all the freight lines werfl W.Tl. White, W. H. McGeehan. C L. Mosher. A. H. Hawgooti, 3. P 3nV livan, John Mitchell, W M and unscathed, is going to is equipped with a thirteen horse- nearlj all of Cleveland: B. f> try again power two-cylinder engine, capable of; well, auditor of Lake county, Last September, the intrepid Danish driving the boat at a speed' of niat t peared also and took part 4n sailor, who makes his lioiie in Toledo, miles an hour. ing. 1EWSP4PERS ;