This article was published in the daily newspaper The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Thursday, April 15, 1897.
Warning: the airship stories must not be taken at face value as "UFO sightings." Evaluation of such stories is under way here.
Tuesday night [April 13, 1897] was a busy one for the airship. It exploded in Kalamazoo, Mich., ran aground in Carlinville, Ill., and made its debut in Washington, D.C. It now seems to be a three-ringed affair.