Some ten years before his time the state of knowledge with regard to flying in Europe was demonstrated by an order granted by the King of Portugal to Friar Lourenzo de Guzman, who claimed to have invented a flying machine capable of actual flight. The order stated that 鈥業n order to encourage the suppliant to apply himself with zeal toward the improvement of the new machine, which is capable of producing the effects mentioned by him, I grant unto him the first vacant place in my College of Barcelos or Santarem, and the first professorship of mathematics in my University of Coimbra, with the annual pension of 600,000 reis during his life.鈥擫isbon, 17th of March, 1709.鈥? Henry St. George Tucker came into this world on the 15th of February 1771. He was born in the Bermudas, on the Isle St. George, whence his name, and was the eldest of ten children. An interesting reference to this event is found in a letter of Charlotte Tucker鈥檚, written February 15, 1890: 鈥楢s I went in my duli to villages this morning, I thought, 鈥淥ne hundred and nineteen years ago a precious Baby was born in a distant island鈥? and I thanked God for our beloved and honoured Father.鈥? In America commercial flying had begun in May of 1918 with the mail service between Washington, Philadelphia, and New York, which proved that mail carrying is a commercial possibility, and also demonstrated the remarkable reliability of the modern aeroplane by making 102 complete flights out of a possible total of 104 in November, 1918, at a cost of 0.777 of a dollar per mile. By March of 1919 the cost per mile had gone up to 1.28 dollars; the first annual report issued at the end of May showed an efficiency of 95.6 per cent and the original six aeroplanes and engines with which the service began were still in regular use. Thus, to the end of the 1901 experiments, Wilbur Wright provided a fairly full account of what was accomplished; the record shows an amount of patient and painstaking work almost beyond belief鈥攊t was no question of making a plane and launching it, but a business of trial and error, investigation and tabulation166 of detail, and the rejection time after time of previously accepted theories, till the brothers must have felt that the solid earth was no longer secure, at times. Though it was Wilbur who set down this and other records of the work done, yet the actual work was so much Orville鈥檚 as his brother鈥檚 that no analysis could separate any set of experiments and say that Orville did this and Wilbur did that鈥攖he two were inseparable. On this point Griffith Brewer remarked that 鈥榠n the arguments, if one brother took one view, the other brother took the opposite view as a matter of course, and the subject was thrashed to pieces until a mutually acceptable result remained. I have often been asked since these pioneer days, 鈥淭ell me, Brewer, who was really the originator of those two?鈥?In reply, I used first to say, 鈥淚 think it was mostly Wilbur,鈥?and later, when I came to know Orville better, I said, 鈥淭he thing could not have been done without Orville.鈥?Now, when asked, I find I have to say, 鈥淚 don鈥檛 know,鈥?and I feel the more I think of it that it was only the wonderful combination of these two brothers, who devoted their lives together for this common object, that made the discovery of the art of flying possible.鈥? "How are things going?" she asked. 日本特级牲交片-26uuu噜噜一噜噜-杂货铺幼文 Horatia. I have it! the storeroom. Algernon spoke with indignant heat and rapidity鈥攁 calculated heat, a purposed rapidity meant to have a confusing effect on the preacher, and which had that effect; but which also excited a sympathetic indignation in many of the auditors. Powell looked wildly around him, and clasped his hands above his head. In accordance with the latest Zeppelin practice, monoplane rudders and elevators are fitted to the horizontal and vertical fins. The main results of the day were that the Comte de Lambert flew 30 kilometres in 29 minutes 2 seconds; Lefebvre made the ten-kilometre circle of the track in just a second under 9 minutes, while Tissandier did it in 9? minutes, and Paulhan reached a height of 230 feet. Small as these results seem to us now, and ridiculous as may seem enthusiasm at the sight of a few machines in the air at the same time, the Rheims Meeting remains a great event, since it proved definitely to the whole world that the conquest of the air had been achieved. Mr. Diamond is a gentleman, father. Everybody allows that.