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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - July 29, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas 2 HITfTTlNPON I�AI1.Y NFWH: TTFSPAY MOR^TNO. ,TTLY 29. 1U��. OCEAN VOYAGE ON ICE. I NCVEL PROPOSITION TO CROSS THE WATER TO EUROPE. Jk Pino Wliloli WoiiI flail out that icebergs float because they nro lightur tlimi water. Many grand rosults are attribiitablo to tho first of these divinations of one of theso long impenetrable mysteries, and most iwtonisbing consequence.* are about to attend thy application of the second fact of natural philosophy. It is rather extraordinary, when you come to think of it, that 500 years should have clnpsed between tin* discovery that iee would float and the practical determination to float it. Hut man has a way of making his utilitarian purposes answer a crying necessity, of doing things only when tho world seems to ho able no longer to do without them, Railroad travel in little more than a hnudred years old, yet we wonder how mankind managed to do without it, for �,U00 or 7,000 years. A NOVEL SCHEME. It is pro[>oHOd to construct a dozen towing vessels uf maximum power, to lie operated singly, in pairs, in groups, or all at once,'as tho circumstances may determine. Tlieso will ho constructed with special reference to their used and �will he in many ways unique. These 'aHH he sent into the polar regions to gather tows of tho greatest practicable burden that may ho united to traffic and transportation. As thi^se vast areas of ice iM'come detached by force of winds and currents they cava a natural tendency toward warmer latitudes, and move with such readiness that no great force will bo rwjuired to give them reg ular direction along a desired course. Unassisted tbese'mouster'bergs frequent-Jy approach to withiu 40 deos. of the eqnntor, and by expediting their speed they could be got to that point with perfect security and with little diminution of their original balk. These town, ranging in extent from one to five acres and in height above �water from fifty to throe thundred feet, will be brought into direct competition with tho English, French and German lines of steamers plying !>etweeu Now York and European points during the summer season. On these tloatWg islands of ice will he every imagined convenience for the comfort and pleasure of passengers and tho rates of passage will be reduced to tho minimum of proiit. In this latter particular the projectors of the schema seem to us to have made a serious mistake, Tho inducement to travel by this means will be sufficient without making any sacrifice of passage money. It is estimated that the trip from Liverpool to New York can be made within two days of tho l>est running time of tho ocean greyhounds; but this increase of timo will make no difference to tho passengers, who will find tho extra pleasure of the voyage more than a compensation. l.UXUItV on AN 1UEBERU. The appointments will be luxurious, rugs, cushions, awnings, easy chairs and sofas, water proof mattings, and to secure privacy a unique arrangement of screens for those who do not care to patroni; the berth:! will bo hewn in tho side elevations of the berg. O.no part of (ho ice palace will ba reserved for skating and sledding, another part for various games ami sports, whilo near tho center, secluded from one another, will he two basins cut into tho icon:i-l fill11 with salt water for tho benefit of thos,! who may wish to tako plunge baths. All tint cook-ing for the passengers will be done on board the tugs, and will bo transferred to the "island" in BinalllKUts. The tables will be simple lodges of iee at short intervals. Thero will be promenade.! and "cliuilra," and ono of the favorite undertakings with the adventuresome will be mounting Vo tho uuc::plor.-.l regions of the masses that tower :;'M feet above the mean level of the island. There will bo no d.i:i;;-.'r of any one freezing to death. im th; siriply uf bl:r.i'.:eU. etc., will eiiabl m-li.-1! p.-r.vr.i to control tho temperatur * to Mil; liims'-lf, and it is estimated thut. t'.i,' aver;: ;e lem-Jteralmo wiH Irt- about.'. ) '1- T.l ' poa-doru;-i:y of the ice ni-m wi'.l ;;r -atly di niiul.ih the rolling motion iie-idviit upon ordiiKiry travel, an 1 will co;-iv^u:)diiigly decrease the liability to t; �xiic'.nie.is, a very grave consideration wiLlimany who ure deterred from uccaa voyaging through t'.ieir horror of mil do mer,and in case of storm it can lie understood what great advantages the passengers would enjoy in comparative freedom from disturbing commotion. As only about tho eighth part of the *utiro bulk uf cuo of those masses of ice shows above tho water this new style of ocean sailer would bo most substantial, and it is oven believed each island might be used to tow a cargo back to England. At any rate the quality of ice bronght into New York harbor each trip would revolutionize tho ice traffic in that city. Tho prospect held out by the Chicago man is delightful to contemplate, and we can imugiue tho joy of 'M0 persons sailing the ocean blue on an i�lund of ice, reclining upon hammocks of crystal, lnnghing in the face of baffled Sol, and culling dowu blessings on the blustering frost king of the frigid north. Ah! llie ineffable blit-s of freezing and thawing at pleasvro! It is hoped tho iceberg tram-it company will be organized in short order. - Chicago inter Ocean. the rule, in st'ir;, i no not nenove mat lluro is any rule on this subject; for when I see around ino people who are living noble lives, with no distinguishing mark thereof in their countenances; when I see about me people who nro deep in defilements, but upon whose visages there is absolutely no token thereof, I am forced to the unhappy conclusion that tho human face is an enigma whose secrets none can solve with tho positivo assurance that comes cither by rulo or by experience. Character may, in a broad way, leave its reflex on the human face, but it is my belief that a man may or may not have character, ijprpito tho beauty or blemish of his aCMtenance. In other words, the one factor is in no wise the necessary complement of the other. "What is tho practical significance of wind 1 have been saying? Do not bo ovorzoalous in defining the virtues or shortcomings of those about you. To know a man's character yon must know tho man. Tho ancients were accustomed to sum up all knowledge in the now trite phrase 'Know thyself.' On mature thought they found the realization of this assertion to be a more poet's dream. No man can know himself absolutely. How then can he know his friend, whom ho knows but imperfectly and at best through a distorted medium1;1 The world is neither good nor bad. It is both together-just as a summer season approaches the fulfillment of the law by the blending of sunshine and shadow, sunlight and rain. "-Detroit Free Press. Illlllurd Cue Tip*. 'Few people,* said Harry Davis the >thcr day to a reporter, "understand anything about tho tip to a billiard one. I dam say there are hundreds of the best players in Pittsburg who know only that the tip is uift'^ of leather. As to where it comes from, how it is made, or what it costs, they are totally ignorant. There aro several grades of tips, costing from fl.tiO to$3per 100. Tho $1.50 kind arc very inferior and aro not used in first-class rooms. It is economy in tho best billiard rooms to use first-class tips. Take a room having from fifteen to twenty tablos, and the item of tips is a big one. In a year it will reach at least $250 to -"300. "Ordinary leather is uot used in the manufacture of billiard tips. A very .-lioiee quality has to be used, and it is ; alined and otherwise prepared by a special process. Thero aro no billiard tips .nade in this country. They come mostly from Paris, where much aire is used in preparing them. Paris turns out the liest tips in tho world. Thero is a loss, ;iowever, to the purchaser in tho very best tips of about 10 per cent, because of imperfect ones. A flaw is generally the result. It is found in the parted section holding tho leather tip proper to its base. A tip with a flaw in it makes a very unsatisfactory cue." - Pittsburg Dispatch. _ Where Some Emigrant* Come Kr-un I visited the vineyards at Bronte, Sicily, wliich are 1)00 acres in extent, and where some 110 men. under a surveyor, .vere trenching the ground in one long line. They were a poor looking lot, but ippeared tmise their implements, whicl: are more like axes than spades, to good purpose. When they do not, at such times us English eyes are not upon them the surveyor's stick or whip plays pretty freely about their backs, J believe, and .vithout vigilance they will not work at 11. They come from their villages on Monday morning and return on Satur-lay night. They are lodged, receive breo meals, and about eightpence a day fhe first two meals arc given in the .ineyard, each man having a sardine, a .much of excellent bread, and a "pull' :t tho wine barrel. The third meal, before dismissal in the yard at night, consists of porridge, served in a trough, .'roni which they scoop it out with their angers, liaving discarded tho spoons orig-.nally provided them.-English Illustrated Magazine. Thu Nl.-icura River Cuuit). The. Niagara River canal is expected ro cost $3,500,000 and furnish 110,000 oorse power. With coal at$lorC*i;i ion, the cost oT ono horso power is placed at from �V.l to �10 a year, or. roughly, ten Ions of coal per year per horse power Thi.i canal, if it gives the tstimati horse power, will funii:;b a power ahou cnnal to l.-.'iKM'OJ tons u year. This will rest, t:i:ci:i,^ a capitalized valu.j t;f [�er cent, on the investment, i'KO.Wi the first onlliiy, :uid at least us lmuc; more for maintenance and repairs. Th horso power will therefore be about:: �heap as conl at twenty ceubi a ton, and it appeam capable of almost indefinite expansion unless the falls an; considcre of morevalne than horse power.-New York Telegram. It is Etrnnge how badly we get im portant matters of history mixed. Ask any well informed person who invented the sewing machine and the reply will be Elios Howe, which is far from the truth in tho case. The first sewing m: chine was patented in England by Thomas Baint in 1700, sixty years before Howe was born. One of Saint's old uio-ehitiH is now on exhibition in the Royal Agricultural hall, Islington. England.- Bt. Louis Republic. One causo assigned by several physi cioiii' and druggists for tho fact that urar.y become victims to tho opium vie i� from the use of itntipyreye. A grca: number of young women, and cspcciall; fuuialu clerks, tuko untipyrcno in sue ijuuutities that it finally loses its restoru tivo power. Then they resort to mo; phiuc. Selecting u ttimrtlluf; HuUM). A man came into my study last week I who told ulu of a new method of finding i a boarding place. He went, he said, into | a good meat shop, and asked the butcher to tell him of tho boarding houses where he sold the best meat. The butcher gave him two places, and he at once went and engaged board. The method was new to mo, but it was pretty wise. It was certainly going to tho foundation of things.-Advance. Fmmui ttod Obaravtur. "I am beginning more and mors to doubt the truth of tho statement tljit our fcoea nro living indexoa to our characters," said an elderly gentleman, lis he threw dawn the morning paper in which ho bad been reading im account of come peculiarly atrodous murder. "LLroisa cane," he went on, "in which a uiun proved guilty of the most fiendish murder hail a face) that in anything but that of a marderer'e iu appearance. I cannot cv�!i Ujlieve that tbia is on execution to BISONIC KCTB DAYS. TThat the ^nttiiunrlan of 2,000 Tear* llenco "(V.ll Think uf lliu I'rcaeut Imagine acultivatad person frora nin dostan, or 6ay tha heart of Australia-: man who knew tho English laagua^, thoroughly, but who by sad fato ha never heard of a baseball gamo-sitting do mi to read a skillfully writtojuccoun. of u i;reat contest li'.-o that bsf.vec.i thi CulTaloa and the New Yor'.ts. To inaki tha point plainer yet i.uagini) this schol arly genlluman as livia;; L'.OOJ year, hoaco, and as having du.j u;> from t.i ruiiu of B;iffalo u pii-rjclly prassrvj newspaper cf tha dato Juas 21, 1033. I archaeological ecstasy he seats himaol amid tho ruins of the so'.dicrj' moau ment-loo'.:inj jnst as thay do now- an proceeds to road: "Giants jumped on. Buffalo wipe, tho diamond with New York's puts. Dack Esvinj told tho m!ghty pitcher a gathor up UU loins and mow down th Eisons. Whoa tho Diaoas nut on Ma inciter in the ninth Unci took o;t };'.< 1 overshirt, donned a black and w'li'.-1 blar/'i- and packed up the (Hants' ti\rv'. iwing that he and Keefe would kill t'i-? Uisons to-morrow. Crane sijaked i. .c in. White was nailed between scc-iiid and thir-1." 4?tc. Now this naturally will puzzle th" bolarly gentleman; nor will hi* receive light from other copies of other papora f tho same period. Ho will read liow ono mighty man "fanned tho air,'' how another "died at third." and how several eio "sacrificed" amid great rejoicing. In his erudite history of "The Ancient American Republics and the Causes Which Led to Their Decay" wo would find some such paragraphs as these: i Froni the iierfectly preserved record of their sports it may be asserted with- ' ont (pjalification that the Americans were the most brutalized and bloodthirsty people who ever laid claim to any degree of enlightenment. The arenic ports of Rome wero less debasing, and liowed far greater rejrard for human life. In the priceless Ancient Print collection made by the author is a perfect record of one of the Cisouic fete days. It is matter of fact in tone, yet the old hronicler was gifted with rare skill, for, like Homer, he pictures the most thrilling events in thesimplest language. Here, ton, is undisptitablc proof that there were giants in those days. They were so largo and savage that the spoc-ivtors sat in iron cages, and the young nieu who did combat with them, sometimes riding or possibly driving wild bisons, bruved death for victory. Often at these so called games, the contestants in wliich sought to pitch each other out of the arena, the overwrought men would often die while running (evidently pursuing or fleeing from the giants). Those who survived were often sicrifieod on a hot plate, while tho populace, safe iu tueir cages, would howl with bloodthirsty rage o� delight. 'Frequent allusions to 'soaking* - probably in boiling oil-and to the con-tesbmts being 'nailed' show that these horrible diversions combined the hazards of a Roman arena with the fiendish atrocities of the inquisition."-Buffalo Express. _ A Straight Story. There was a one legged man at the Brush street depot tho other day who was asking for uhus, and who claimed that his leg had been bitten off by a ;harlc. One of the men accosted looked him over and said: I saw you iu Buffalo about u month ago, and you then told me that an alligator bit your leg off." Yes." I saw you iu Cleveland last week, and you then claimed to have fallen under a street car." �Yes." 'Do you change your story in every town?" Most always." 'Well, now, tell me how yon really did lose your leg and I'll give yon a dime." Honest?" Yes." Well, sir, 1 jumped in front of a mowing machine to save the lives of five or six little children, and whilo 1 lost my leg not one of them got a scratch." Don't believe it, but here's your ten," said tho man as the crowd raised a laugh. Detroit Free Press. MARTS FOR THIEVES. JEWELRY "FENCES" WHERE PLUNDER IS 30UGHT AND SOLD. To Cure niock !Jea
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