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freight to .surmount jt. Uuclaunf pel,
he stored his machine at Bakersfield
and returned.to San Francisco on the
train for a more powerful engine.
A week later with a 100-horse-power
motor installed in his .hiplane
he took andthertry-at the Tehachapi
barrier and after two trials sailed
over it at an altitude of 9,000 feet and
on into Los Angeles, where he stayed
all night. The next day-he flew to
Christofferson made the flight in a
machine .of his own design.
"I am the proudest, happiest moth
er in the world," said Mrs. Christoff
erson. "And I am mighty proud of
our son," said the father.
"It was a lmighty hard trip," ex
plained the aviator, "but I simply had
to make it because Ma and Pa were
waiting for me at this end."
-T r- o
LOST HIS VOICE BUT IT DIDN'T
STOP HIM MAKING MONEY
What's a man to do if he loses his
Q. course,, iJt werj a, wo.man, .now,,
she would' most probfibly just die of
sadness. But not soGeorgie Cooper,
who did the next best thing. He' went
into the silent business. To be more
explicit, he joined the "movies."
Cooper used to be a first-class song
and laugh artist on the vaudeville
stage. He'istill a laugh artist. But
he can scarcely speak above a whis
per now. -. i
However, Cooper isn't sensitive a
bit. In fact, he makes fun of himself.
And in the meantime he is making
money for himself and lots. of fun for
the "movie" fansn his various pic
Cooper is with the western Vita
graph Company stationed at Santa
"NUTS IS NUTS".
A Mr. Donaldson, who owned a
sugar refinery in Queensland, cume
to England one year and bought some
machinery for his business. PIo took
the machine to pieces and sent it
home in parts, carefully packed, in
tending toput them together on the
spot. An Australian custom house
official gave him a lot of trouble oh
his arrival, examining every part and
arguing about the amount to be paid.
At last they came to an agreement
about all' but one box, which con
tained the metal nuts used in bolting
the parts of the machinery together.
What was to be charged for these
the official Had no doubt at all. "Now
as to these," he said, "the duty will
be two pence a pound." Mr. Don
aldson protested that this was too
high. "Not a bit of it," was the con
fident reply; "the schedule says dis
tinctively that 'all nuts except cocoa
nuts' are to pay two pence a pound.
These aren't cocoanuts, so two pence
a pound you'll have to pay!"
o o .
When a woman can go out and
imake a presentable appearance with
out wearing a corset she laughs to
herself. She considers it a good joke
on the public.