The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - August 17, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
ATTENTION, CITIZENS! DON'TFORGET THE MEETING OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL LEAGUE AT THE COURT HOUSE THIS EVENING. IT'S IMPORTANT. S AN DU S KY S TAR -JOURNAL. PORTY- HERE ON AIR FLIGHT; MANY MISSED HIM THE WEATHEE Four Birdmen At Chicago Meet Fell From Clouds But Escaped Injury. AfiTHUR STONE SAVED FROM DEATH IN LAKE Battled for Half Hour With Waves But Auto Tire Kept Him Afloat, CHICAGO, Aug. ser- ious accidents with fortunate es- capes ofWie birdmen filled up an eventful day at the international aviation meet here. Arthur Stone, driver of a Queen monoplane, was rescued from drowning in the lake after battling for half an hour In the water. Howard Gill, in a baby Wright, came almost as close to death, tert escaped unhurt from under the wreck of machine. -Lincoln Beachey, after being driven far to the south and fighting his way back above feat engine had stopped suddenly. James Ward had an equally hard task to make his way from- put over Lake Michigan, but descended safely in the field. Stone's mafehine fell into the lake' just at- dtisfc'.: iHe leaped from the falling plane and was rescued at the point of exhaus-j tion by a motor boat after he had supported himself in the water for more than half an hour. His ma- chine was not recovered. That Stone was rescued was at- tributed largely to the insistence ol his wife that he guard kimself with a life preserver. In spite of the erder that all flyers should wear life preservers, Stone and others started for their machines unguarded. Mrg, Stone ran from the hangar, just be- fore the flight and insisted that her husband wait, while she tied an in- Forecast: Generally fair tonight, and Friday slightly cooler tonight Temperature at 7 a. m., 75 de- grees. Temperature one year ago, 72 de- grees. Sun rises Friday at a. m. and sets at p. m. (standard Maximum wind velocity for 24 hours ending at noon today, 19 miles west at Wednesday afternoon. A TWOOD AS HE APPEARED IN HIS MA CHINE HERE ON NO TABLE TRIP Situation in Liverpool Becom- ing Serious Because Food Supply Is Low. STREET CAR STRIKE Soldiers .Ordered -to Shoot Down-leaders1 of Mobs if flated automobile Shoulders. tire about his Unnerved toy the deaths yesterday LIVERPOOL, August than a thousand babies -and double that of tender years are actuallly starving to death in Liver- pool today as the result of the shut- ting off of the city's milk supply. Their parents are besieging government officers begging and praying for food for. their nothing can be done to relieve the situation. All supplies of food stock are already be- low the danger point and adults will be facing starvation before many hours. The strike committee has ordered the street car men of Liverpool to join the ranks of the strikers by tonight and it is believed that they will do so. Jchnstone, and wind, many of Rioting was renewed last night in Liverpool and the police and" soldiers were called out. Efforts were made to take the prisoners from vans ing them to Walton jail. Vans carry- ing print -paper for the newspapers were and efforts made to burn the paper. Orders have been issued to the sol- of William R. Badger and St. Croix diers that if. it is necessary to shoot deterred by a direct their fire at the apparent ring the flyers here pro- tested against going up, and warned the contest committee that the aero- planes could not be controlled in the half gale that prevailed in the upper air. r TJie judges were insistent and finally; half a dozen flyers rose for a cross-water race from the shore around the Carter H. Harrison crib, three and a half miles out. Thomas Sopwith had completed the second lap of the race and been' declared winner, when a cry arose leaders of the mobs and not to shoot over their heads for fear of injuring other persons. Some coal and provisions are being brought into the city under military escort. The city is nearing the star- vation point, and unless a railway strike is averted, two clays more will find the bread supply exhausted. The only bread now in the city is that displayed in the shnn windows. Big Strike Ordered. LONDON, Aug. England drowned, meat. There was much excite -ESMOND ROSTAND INJURED ffas Pinioned Under Automobile Which Overturned While He Was Mo- toring in France. PARIS, Aug. the overturn- Ing of an auto in which he was riding Edmond Rostand, poet, dramatist and author of "Cyrano de Bergerac'' 'Kjhantecler'' was seriously injured near Cambo. Physicians who are at- tending him are unable as yet to de- termine the extent of his injuries. The machine skidded at a curve and turned over pinning the author un- derneath. His companions were unhurt, and worked desperately but vainly to raise the car and release the imprisoned man. Finally, finding their efforts of no avail, they rushed off for help, while M. Rostand, in great agony, lay crushed and bleeding beneath the up turned car. Shortly afterward the chauffeur succeeded in enlisting the aid of a squad of farmers and M. Rostand was extricated and rushed to his villa for medical attention. M. Rostand is 43 years old. (Continued on Page 6) Old timers in the flying game blink wonderingly when Harry Atwood takes to the air. They can't understand this a comparative novice in lashes a suitcase containing his bag- gage onto the lower plane of his ma- chine, lays in a supply of chicken sandwiches and aerial con- sumption, and calmly starts off on a voyage of hundreds, or maybe thou- sands of miles. They never saw it done that way be- fore. Neither did anybody else, until Atwood bought him an aeroplane and as a starter, flew from his home in Boston clear to Washington. Now the eyes of the world are upon him in his aattempted flight from St. Louis, two thousand miles over an ir- regular trail eastward, to New York and Boston. Although he flies between cities along the route with the speed of the fastest express train, he de- clares he finds time- to loaf a bit on the way. "I often found it necessary to swoop down over a town to get a peek at the depot signboards and find out where I he said. "At such times I circled the burg a few times and waived at the people before going on." Atwood expects to clean up about all told if he. makes the trip I "Change of Plans at Last Moment Disappointed Thousands But Big Crowd Saw Beautiful Exhibition and Landing at Fair Grounds.. successfully. Several cities have con- tracted to pay him large sums for in- cluding them in his route. He says his next long journey will be from San Francisco to New York, for which flight-a prize of has been offered. He is 27 years old and began flying, less than four months ago. He then startled the country July 1 by flying from New London, Conn., to New York city, circling the tower of the Singer building, and then sweep- ing over the skyscraper district of New York and landing on Governor's Island in New York bay. On this trip he carried Edward Fleet, his mechanic, as a passenger. He was the first aviator to attempt a flight over the American metro- politan city. a.-series- in and around New York, Atwood started July for by way of Atlantic Gity and Baltimore. He made the flight successfully from New York to Atlantic City, from At- lantic City to Baltimore, and from Baltimore to Washington, carrying Charles K. Hamilton, another aviator, as a passenger. feats in Washington consisted of -Daring Aviator First Circled Over City After Leaving Venice Where He Made First to Cleveland and New York, spectacular around the flights over Washington the city monument, and ended with a landing on the White House lawn. Atwood was received by President Taft and decorated with a gold medal STUDENTS TALK OF TTAK ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. ing that the integrity of China will sooner or later be threatened by Eu- ropean nations a movement has been started among Chinese students in the United States to furnish arms ana ammunition to help China in case of a crisis, according to C. C. Wang, a graduate of the University of Michigan. The Chicago, a 21-Footer, One of the Fastest Yachts on Lakes. IS NOW SANDUSKY FLYER Fine Addition to S, Y, Brought in By _ Two Mishaps, SECOND JOHNSTONE BROTHER'S PLUNGE TO DEATH Hopeless Deadlock Appears to Have Developed in the Mo- rocco Situation. LONDON. August almost hopeless deadlock has developed in tbs negotiations over Morocco, accord- isg to advices from Paris and Berlin owing to the "exhorbitance of the-de- mands which Germany fs making on Fiance a sthe price of her withdrawal from Agadir." Reports Trom Berlin say that there unusual activity ia the German war bfiice and rumors say Germany is eidering the landing Agadir. of troops at BELLEFONTAINE, 0., August 17. petition is being circulated here ftnd largely sighedi protesting against Secretary of Agriculture Wilson pre- As life after life has been sacrificed in the conquest of the air, until forty-one have paid) the penalty already this year, experienced airmen have laid the blame to dare deviltry andjoolhardiness, rather than to mechanical flaws in the aeroplane. It wasn't dare deviltry, though, when St. Croix Johnstone, brother of the other martyr to aviation. Ralph Johnstone, plucged a thousand feet out of the sky to the bottom of Lake Michigan, at the Chicago meet. The accident emphasized the terrifying frailty of the craft in which dozens of other aviators were curving about, high above the siding a convention of brewers to earth at thfe time the gasoline tank of Jchnstone's machine exploded and held In Chicago, October 12-22. he dropped down to death. The crack 21-foot yacht Chica- go, one of the fastest on th? lakes, recently purchased by C. B. Hoyt, of Bellevue, and which is to be added to the S. Y. C. fleet, ar- rived at this port Wednesday evening about 8 o'clock. The Chi- cago is about 35 feet over-all and 21 feet along the water, line. She has a cabin about midship and al- so a roomy cockpit. Five were aboard the yacht upon her arriv- al here, C. B. and F. H. Hoyt of Bellevue, Ira Krupp, Dick Mc- Kean and Dick Carnegie of this city. Tie party of five left this citj Monday afternoon, on the iteamei Put-in Bay for Detroit. From the latter place they went to Port Huron, the yacht being; at that city, bavins been taken there from Chicago by four taen. The party loft Port Hur- on Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock and J arrived at Detroit at o'clock in- tbe afternoon. Wednesday mornin-g they left Dei roit at S o'clock and stop- j ped at Amherstburg. leaving the lat-! ter place about 2 o'clock. They ar- j rived off the Marblehead light about i 7 o'clock and were met by the launch j Elizabeth owned by Feick and towed j into this port. The trip was an ideal j one, the weather being excellent for sailing. Only two marred the trip one being on board the steamer Put- j in Bay while on their wav to Detroit In some the suit cases belong- j ing to the yachting party and others j on the steamer mixfl up and j the local men were held at Detroit for an investigation. Later the mat- ter was cleared up and they were per- mitted to go on their way. The sec- ond mishap orrurrod on the return trip while the party was sailing down the Detroit river when Ira Krupp slipped and 'ell overboard into the river. He was rescued by Dick Mc- Kean. It is thought that an interesting race will bs arranged for Sunday af- ternoon between the Chicago 'Pattoo and Elizabeth Ann. This will be an excellent way to introduce the new boat to local yachting enthusiasts. ATWOOiyS PROGRESS MILES. a. St. Louis. p. Chicago 300 TUESDAY- SI 31 p. Chicago. p. Elk- hart 401 a. Elkhart. a. at Pet- tisville. p. Pettisvilie p. in To- ledo. 521 p. Toledo. a. town. Rocky Ridge. a. Oak Harbor. La Carne. p. at Venice. p. Venice. p. at fair grounds. 574 Sandusky for Cleveland. Time actually in air, St. Louis to Sandusky, After thousands of people gathered on the down-town streets and around the court house square had been disappointed shortly before noon, Thursday, at the non-arrival of Harry N. Atwood in his aeroplane, a big crowd which quickly gathered at the fair ground, as the news of tha change of plans spread, witnessed as fine an exhibition of flying by the famous long-distance birdman as could be conceived. Atwood had started from Toledo at landed at Venice at and after coming to Sandusky in an auto, finding that the court .houss grounds would not give him room enough for a landing and picking out a suitable landing place at the fair grounds had resumed his flight, land- ing at the fair grounds at The crowd cheered and rushed upon him as his bi-plane camo to a stop after skimming over the. ground within the race track, and it was with difficulty V-at the police kept people back. Attwood enjoyed a rest after landing and looking over his machine and while the big crowd-waited at the fair ground, arranged to resume his flight for Cleveland about 3 o'clock. The plan to start from Vie foot of Col- umbus avenue was abandoned. It was when Atwood, apparently fresh and happy, arose and start- ed for Cleveland. He first headed west but soon circled and started east- ward along the Lake Sfiore tracks. Within three minutes he had disap- peared. Atwood has now covered 574 miles of his to Boston and to the Star-Journal he declared he was more than ever con- fident that he would complete the journey, establishing a new world's record for distance. In coming from St. Louis to Sandusky, he has been in the air just 13 hours and 20 minutes. He is far ahead of his schedule. Leaving Toledo at Atwood crossed the Maumee river at Leaving the Lake Shore railroad tracks he followed the shore of the lake to a point near Oak Harbor and then again sailed over the tracks, which guided him to Venice where he landed at He had actually covered 45 miles in 69 minutes. A crowd saw Atwood start from Venice at the machine rising from the ground, like a giant graceful bird. He at once headed down the Lake Shore tracks and apparently was not going at a high speed, nor did he fly high, 400 feet probably be- ing the highest altitude. There was a very light breeze, the weather bu- reau recording but two miles from the northwest. As he was first seen above the trees to the west, the crowd be- gan to cheer. Atwood sailed over the fair grounds and then headed off over the city, making a wide circle as far as the water front. he turned back to the fair grounds, arriving within less than five minutes. He cir- cled about several times, flying low, and making deep dips. Once he start- ed downward as if to land but again ;hot up again and circled again twice. Finally he approached the track from the southeast and dipping down, shut off the power and glided to the ground. Here he skipped along for a distance of 50 or 100 feet before the small wheels touched. While merchants and others were j much disappointed over the failure to land down town, all who saw the land- ing at the fair grounds agreed that it would have been impossible to land at the court house. Had the fair ground been chosen originally, every- -thing would hav? all it was, Atwood was kept pretty busy. Spellbound by the wonderful -and unusual sight, the cheered the t bird man but twice. The first time I was when the more eagle-eyed of the audience discerned Atwood approach- YACHT CHICAGO ADDED TO S. Y. C. FLEET ing the fair grounds, and the second was when, with a graceful swoop, just grazing the trees, be landed in tie cen- ter of the ring inside the track. CLOCK WAS TANGLED. _____ Even the court house clock be- came excited over the Atwood flight. At the clock struck 12, to Ijhe great amusement of the crowd which had gathered. At other times the r crowd just gazed and wondered how he did it. But when he finally landed, there was a wild cheer, and a simultaneous rush to get a closer view of Atwood' and his machine. During the course of its flight, the machine dipped from one side to the other, and some of the crowd thought it would really turn over. "The trip passed withouta single cident of any said Aviator wood on his arrival in this city. He was disgusted with his ment in Toledo, and said he wisfied he had never stopped at that city. "They took me out to the parks and tried to show me off at so much, ft he declared. "I am not trying to make a circus performer out of he declared bitterly. "I am taking up aviation ia order that through my work, if pos- sible. the Americans can wrest all the records from the European bird-mea." Atwood, it developed, did iiot get his money in Toledo because he land- ed in Bay View Park instead of at the fair grounds where promoters were collecting 25 cents a head admission ADMIRAL TOGO SICK; CANCELS ENGAGEMENTS Aug. Togo is suffering from acute indigestion and had to cancel bis program for today The-admiral was taken ill late last night and was in no conditon to leave his room tday. If the attack Is not controlled by this afternoon he will cance' his program tor tomorrow al- so. People along the water front had the first glimpse of the ha sailed high over Bay Bridge, a speck in the sky. Near Venice he circled and then was seen to drop. The de- scent was beautiful, the landings-being made at in the ball park near, the railroad tracks. It wa? a great day for Venice. At- wood, first planning to land there and then changing his mind, was flagged and dropped gracefully to field. A big crowd quickly gathered, including au- toists from Sandusky. Castalia and Venice. The bivdnian was surround- ed and congratulated. Atwccd came to the city at once in, an auto, reaching the court house at 11: so, where a great '.TOwe! was in waiting. The aviator was applauded as tie walked a-ross the lawn. Then, when it was announced that he would not land at the court house because he feared that there was not enough. room, a wave of disappointment .swept (Continued on Page 6) E IS GAINS mm iWas Much Affected by Report of the Death of Cardinal Moran. ROMS. August Patrick Francis Moran's sudden death yester- day was considerable of a shock to Pope Pius. In spite of the news pope sat up nearly all day and at one time walked from his chair to his djeok for papers. A slight temperature worries the physicians somewhat, indicating that the gouty affection and kidney has not yet disappeared. Cardinal Moran was found on tha floor of his bedroom in Manly palace in a state of collapse and death fol- lowed an attack of syncope. His eminence, archbishop of the arohdio- cense of Sydney, N. S. was born in Ireland. September 17. was created cardinal on July His increases the vacanctai in the sacred college to twenty-three, thus rendering a consistory for tha creation of new cardinals It is stated this will be held In NEWSPAPER!