Beatrice Von Dressden Lady Balloonist death 1894
a ami, AKnoxAtrr killed. Hhe raits l.ftOO reel from n Tlalloon While Trylac io Vnfastea Her Paraehate, Bitfalo, Oct. 0. -Beatrice Von Dresden, the young lady balloonist, made an ascension on ths Frankltnrlllo fslr ground to-day at 8 o'clock, and when over 1.000 feet from the earth fell from the balloon end was Instantly killed. She hail n parachute attachment, and was either trylnr to loosen It and lost her balance, or became unconscious. Great Interest was taken In tho event, because Miss Von Dressdrn was a native of the town. In recent recent yenia, however, her home has been In Frankfort, Frankfort, Ky, Sho htvl Itten n professional aeronaut for three )nrs, and In that tltno In.s made twtuty ascensions. Bhe hod Just passed her seventeenth birthday, and was pretty and viva-clous. viva-clous. The ascension was arranged for yesterday, hut on account of the rntn was put over until to-day. When the hour arrived to-day the wind was blowing rather strong, and sho wns advised advised not to mako the scenlon. Her fnther and mother, who wero present, tried tn dlssuatla her, but she declared that she would liotdlsappclnt her hundreds of old friends, and tho balloon was released from Its moorings. It went up all right, but'somewhat mors rapidly than usual. At a height of about 1,000 feet the crowd !m low saw that Miss Von Drossdcn was preparing to make her parachula Jump, bhe appeared at the side of tho basket trying to unfasten the parachute, which was attached to tho balloon. In some w ay, not clear to those below, she lost her hold of both th i balloon and tho paranhute, and her body camo whirling to thegrnund. The body stmck within th fair grounds and was Imbedded Imbedded nearly a fecit In tho ground. Tho girl had worn the rcstume orJI'inrliy used by aeronauts, so us tJ glvo freedom of limb, and It was torn open by tne forco of her fall. She was dead when thn people retched hei, and all her bones were broken. Her father and mother were among the first to reach the body, and their demonstrations of grief w ere terrible terrible Miss Von Dressden has been exhibiting the summer through New Hampihlro and thu Eastern States, an 1 was considered a very careful careful balloonist, Bhe made two ascensions at the Rochester fair last week. Sho had never met with a mishap bo fore The accident broke up the fair.