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M LE BLANC IN AN AEROPLANE, FLEW FASTER THAN A FLOCK OF CARRIER j SWALLOW £ r-ULES ZB^4 FEET:. w 2rUL-ES 633.6 ttt.l la close behind the automobile. The speed that is credited to the leaders in the race will be surprising to most persons. The figures that are given, however, are taken from the results of recent scientific investigation. It has long been known that the homing ♦igeon, though the surest of all birds in return ing to its nest, was not the swiftest. An attempt was made not long since in the French army to substitute swallows as messenger birds. After a prolonged series of tests the attempt was abandoned, as it was found that the swallows NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. OCTOBER 2, 1910>' : CROW 2 M*LES 260 FEET were likely to go astray. Some remarkable records for speed were obtained, however. The < stimate, placing the swallow's flight at 2 mil»-s 2.544 feet a minute represents an average of the best records made in these tests. Notwithstanding that the aeroplane still has competitors ahead in the race for the supremacy of the air, it is intert sting to note that many of its most famous rivals have already been left behind. The pigeon, which was perhaps the most celebrat< d of these, is left well in the rear. The wild duck and wild goo.^e, long con t liarasssi LOCOMOTIVE a MILES i-TMI-E 4*7 FEET... sldered marvels of speed, are fairly outdis tanced. And even the eagle, the "king of birds, " whose strength of wing has been celebrated since the first men turned thefr eyes toward the sky, has been outstripped and beattn in his own kingdom. Incidentally, It la Interesting to note the rela tive speeds attained by noteworthy inhabitants of the earth and tL* waters, and by man upon both. "Without assistance man has been able to swim 524 fee* v walk 1.017 feet, run 1.CC1.2 feet and skate 1.909.S feet in one minute. These FRJGfVTE B»R-t> IrHLE s*t£>3 FEET MOTOR CYCLE 3 2 0 FEET... are world's speeds made by sr:ch men as C. 3t UI Daniels, the swimmer; William Young: and H. I ni Curtis, the walkers; M. W. Long and '■"'■■ P< I unghi, the runners, and H. P. Y. -\- r and C. n Rudd, the skaters. )e In an eight-oared racing shell man has "• hi died 1,124.4 feet in the same length of tine '^ This was the speed made by the Oxford crt« ' 3A In 1803 and by Cambridge in "'•" on the PK- qi ney-Mortlake course. That a human beins: has sailed in z *352 •* boat at Urn rate of -."-T :•• I in on* rr.inuie «2 DUCK HffWtf i HtiC h 1550 FEET..? f*LCOH\ 1 ri . E 1057 FEET.. ~_m.