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FEBRUARY 13, 1910.
MAN'S CONQUEST OF THE AIR The feasibility Of aerial travel is now definitely established, and every day marks an advance towards the achievement of the practical utility of the aeroplane. At present, however, ii is a somewhat unwieldy and cumbrous machine, but when it has left the ground and soars upwards, its move ments arc so graceful and withal so facile that a thrill of pleasure Is ex perienced by all uho witness an as cent. Tlie great machine is brought out of its shed; the machinery is lu bricated; the sails and rudder are ad justed; the brave conqueror of the air—the wounds on his head caused by a recent accident to his machine still bound up with plaster—examines the somewhat complicated mechanism, and takes his seat preparatory to starting. The formidable pair of propellers com mence to revolve, at first slowly, then suddenly at terrific speed, with a StrlduloUS roar as an express rail way train, causing a hurricane of wind sufficient to blow off the hats of those immediately benlnd. And now the aeroplane snakes itself free fiom those who ale holding it in, and starts on its course along tne ground, speedily at taining a great velocity. At length it is seen to have risen into the air, soaring upwards and still upwards, and careeilng along, literally on the wings of the wind, at a speed of about forty or fifty or more miles an hour, like an enormous dragon My or like some primeval monster of 1 the air; nun in graceful curves, now in a straight course, and now partly de si ending, Skimming over the trees, and then more slowly gliding along a few leet above the surface of the ground, until at length, amidst the hearty, well earned cheer of the spectators the gal lant aviator stops at the exact spot where he started. Truly man lias at last overcome even the attractions of gravitation itself. Hut for us that strangest and greatest of all the nat ural forces will be overcome and an nihilated the moment the spirit bids its temporal farewell to the body. And even when, at the resurrection, body, soul and spirit are again reunited, gravitation will exercise no restraint. For in the spirit world those glorified beings who have attained an Inheri tance in that supernal realm in virtue of the merits and mediation of the Savior of tile world, who took upon Himself the pains and penalties due to them for their lapses from righteous ness, will have cast off their earth trammels and will be like the angels of God. Hut alas! there are those who, neglecting or refusing that offer of salvation, will find the Gates of Heaven closed against them.—A Hanker. TRUE IMPRESSIONISM They were lounging on a bench in Carnegie art gallery and discussing the work of various artists represented in the pictures about them. One could tell at a glance that they were nitists of the true Bohemian type. They wee unsparing In their criticisms, as they were extravagant In their praise where the subject seemed to warrant, and they talked of "values, pitch, perspec tive, tonality, vibration, luminosity" and other qualities In a jargon known only to the studios. "Oh." slid one with long hair and a flowing tie. "his landscap s are well enough, hut interiors is where he shines. Take that Dutch Kitchen of his. There's as fine a bit of coloration as there is in the gall) ry. And as for breadth Of handling and depth of f cl ing, why. the picture fnirlv radlatei the warmth and cozinezs of a Dutch kitchen." "Yes." agreed another. "I th'nk lie has caught the true Dutch atmos phere." "Atmosphere!" e\cl limed the first speaker. "Why, when you wlk pist the corner where his c tnvas h ings you can smell the saeurkraut co king on the stove as plain as anything." DRIVING THE FACT HOME There are various methods, diplo matic or brusque, of notifying an unsatisfactory employe of his dismis sal. The pink envelope, says a writer in the Boston Record, is the recog nized messenger of fate in many bus iness office*, but there are other ways, The most picturesque and original of methods was that which "Uncle Jimmy" Gilbert used to use In his printing office. When a new man came Uncle Jimmy drove a nail in the wall for him to hang his hat and coat on. Some morning the man would conn' to work and find the nail driven in up to the head. He knew that he was through then. LOS ANGELES HERALD SUNDAY MAGAZINE Beautiful California Bungalow P»? Ht > M HE/ ' it iA *i 3 W^BB^^^bPs^ <gi^mMßf - * 5 1« HBfl^B. 'ttSß^flK? SOME WAYS OF WRONGDOERS "There are a few places where the professional crook operates," said Seymour Heutler of New York, for twenty-five years chief of the Pinker ton forces OB the New York race courses, to the Washington Post man. "Pickpockets generally work in crowds, or bands, and many clever jobs are done while helping an old man or woman on a car. Of course these crooks frequent crowds, and in the case o£ 'prop-getters,' for instance, the thief will use a handkerchief in front of a man's scare and with the other hand deftly lift out his pin. I remember one Incident when two of these 'prop getters' were working together. One of them spied a beautiful stone in the scarf of a prosperous looking passenger who was standing in a croud on a street car. He tipped off his partner and signaled that he was going after the stone, when the latter held him Living Room in the Bungalow Home of Thomasi Murphy Bungalow Home of Thomas Murphy back, saying, 'Nix on that; nothing doing.' " 'Why. what's the matter; it isn't a phony,' returned the crook. " 'No, it's all right, but there must he honor among thieves.' "The man Who was about to be touched was one of the moat notorious pickpockets In New York. "On one occasion at the Saratoga race course a big storm came up anil several persons were injured in thu grand stand," continued Mr. Beutler. "Bob Plnkerton was one of the lirst to go to the aid of the Injured. 11> found a woman who had bei'n hurt by a Hying chair and as he stooped to take her arm he found another man was assisting her also. He looked at his co-worker, who said: "Well. Hob, I never thought you and I would work together.' "It was lied Leary,' the bank burg lar." TOOK THE OLD FELLOW ABACK There Is ;i ThMnksgiving Itory about Henry K. Dixey, the comedian, that his friends at the Lambs never tire of telling. Mr. Dlxey while visiting Philadelphia one autumn intended v very aristo- cratie Thanksgiving ball in Kitten- Mouse square. Whilu supper was being served Mr. Dixey ranged himself behind tho sup per table with the twelve or fifteen Walters busy there. Soon a mild mannered old gentleman with white hair approached the actor, glass in hand. "Would you mind filling my glass with champagne, please?" he said. Mr. Dixey started, drew himself up and, with a look of horror, said: "Certainly not, sir; certainly not. You have already had more than Is good for you." 15