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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - December 2, 1898, Smethport, PennsylvaniaThe Independent democratic paper devoted to politics local and general news Etc. Volume xxx. S. R. Lindsley 4 co. Publishers. Brownell bros., dealers in general merchandise done to 13p foolp3d tid i Pond Jour boq4j in Tuhy Mere hand is but i Avo to in Good honest Goole a oort Price. Web Viu to replenished our Etore with fresh a to w of Choice new goods the Best quiz i tie to a to found in the Market. Cur Long and varied is Partno it taught a when in it i where to buy goods that Are be to suited to the want of purchaser. Our Stock is Complete in every department. Staple groceries provisions canned Good flour Salt meat. Fish a. At the very lowest Market prices. Call and examine our Stock before Puro Ysais four supplies. Thanking our customers for their Liberal patronage in the past and hoping by a strict adherence to the principles of hone dealing to Merit a Contin Zanos of the same we Rema n respect Frily yours Brownell bros., Smet import a. Necessity knows no Laws or Stock of menus and i it boys a �$1x111 Nier Clotil inti mail be cloned out immediately la Rie is not the consideration. Hummer in flying and the time is Short. We have made Price reductions for this Sale that no other clothing store has Ever equated. The highest qualities will sell for whatever Price they will bring. Remember this great clearance Sale is at h. W. Rubin amp , �>1 it 111 i it 1 a. B. L. Fellows amp co., ideas is guns ammunition fishing Tachie. Bicycles. Sundries rubber Stamps. General Reid airing i 15 main Street. Bradford. T a. Emil Liam in Kanrr Catchur it r Cigar s Mech Iii mrea Smat port. I Jones amp Church. Dealers in fresh an Salt meats poultry fish. Oysters Amo vegetables. Serwe pay the Hie list Cash Price for fat Stock poultry hides and pelts live us a Call. Williams old stand Smethport a. T. T cum successor to w. P. Walsh practical plumber cd As and steam fitter. Dealer at Bath tubs. Water closets Wash basins Cas stoves Gas fixtures Etc. Wheeler amp Wilson sewing machine the wonder of the world rotary motion Hall bearing. Hold for Cash or on instalment at redos prices. Machine supplies of All kinds. Mail orders have prompt attention musical in <1 hum pm s of All kinds of the make on ale fur Cash or in stall Truetta a he to music and musical merc baud Isa. Life. Fire and Accident insurance written in reliable com pauses. F. W. Burdick piano tuner of Olean n. A. Wilt visit Praet port a very three months Viz , june september december. L ave orders at Tuy office. C. A. Burdick 122 main St., mkt Hobt a Acme Mill Roa Hay feed and Grain. Having pol the above Mill in Flat iks e for Tarn in g out f a and meal 1 am prepared to furnish on Short notice feed meal com Oats Hay bran middling Etc., flour buckwheat flour in my Quantity at the lowest Market Price. Your patronage solicited. J. H. Green 8methfokt. A. Chas. Lemmler an it k Sorvo Gleason Lam mlle is double and single harness horse furnishing goods of every description. A full line of to bes mod blankets. Also a full line of trunks and bags which will be told at Bottom prices. Give me a fall. Svira Roit april 2 a. Agents Ron Chas. Lilgendahl Welsbach lamps a general Blacksmith hot All and hot water heating apparatus tin 6 feel and Iron roofing eave troughs and conducting pipes. A work guaranteed. A a Ltd it was fact Kkt or Mill carts. Mechanic Street Smethport a. A t toys of Fiack Smutnik and Wagon work done on Short a ouch bore shoeing a spec Salty. _ j. F. Rooney dials to Sall k in at Gallup building j Choice meats Smethport Penn a r�-get.i�>le%, fruits canard a ski bus Lder. Bacon. At by Ghent Cash prices paid for ii ides i undertaking Smethport drop n a a a a. T. Palmer embalming livery feed and Sale All branches promptly attended to by an experienced funeral director. Specht amp sas3e Smet spout a stables pm Airt unit a careful attention Given to All lug inet it i trusted to our care stable w Ater Airee but of of Hgt ate Street below the Toon Rowan Sixx Host. A. Vartev. H i mat of. Pm Chiolan a surgeon h a a a Kernsr Maia and Bvron his on. A a Tress Sun eth John Clark. M. In c. Ii., Smethport Penn a. Offlee Honry a to 9 20 a. M. 1 to 3 p. M. P. M. Ool. E sad re Smeare la rat j. C. Brown physician and surgeon Smethport a. Office in Gallup building opposite Democrat office. Residence to mrs t. I Nash a houss lower main Street. Burc Chadwick physician and surgeon Smethport a. Prompt Aileron priv a Calls Day or n g t office i i in auce pharmacy. Moi Hove a Iii it c a1 to s and a to s p m or. E. Ii. Baker i k n t 1 a Quot a. Teeth extracted without pain. All t ind of Denla Vork done promptly and Uit reaction guar an teed. Office Over Mccoy a drug Stort. Edmund l. Ryan attorney at Law. Collect ions a specially. Kane pay k Shaffer. H. K Shaffer Sii Affer a Shaffer attorneys at Law Kane Penna. Office in the Schriever Block. Sheri dam Gorton attorney at Law i Drift attorney of Meloan county Smethport a. Liiv a the court Hotts a. A w. To tron. R. D. . Bouton so Gallup ittorney8-at-Law. Oil Ovar Mamin s Bank Smethport in a. Notary Public. E. L Keenan attorney and Counselor at Law a office Adjoint us it resale be main St., Smethport a All Legal business promptly attended to. A Vaow o. Ria id Jon r at. Ham i. In a foil it knt i a Asi land of tick. Us Ihor pay 4 office of the land it f .4audio a Fri pm Cine la Kean ing a co a a to ted in a a Cote a it of if. Kean Potter it an a it f. Jet Nunn mryt of Arflac a thac Tacca House Ganibi. It a in proper Tetor. Main Street so Vardar a. The hone a. Jul t b in to roughly Reno rated throng Host and put in flux class Shap or die recept in of the travelling Pattle. To it a i Ault a. In Conr. I located for Bual sea Urh it a a Liae of a he Patron it a us it act Lull w so Del led. Xian i it Lue. F. Life a ii. Proprietor 126 Maia sir. A Aarroa a Dusae Tirats Claa. Iti every Reepe to. Mai a red to order it All hour Day or night. A a or of the Public patronage is Roaper tally Art Well House u. S. King. Proprietor port Allegany Penn. Elee Taie Bells a Priam water Gas ral Battin and All modern conveniences. Kirat Clae a com modal Iowa. Rata $2 of Eer Day. Special rate gives to comm racial Lea a Opp lug Over sunday. Vow Bayer House ii it via a it 11, proprietor Clermont a a. Thia bout of Baa Nat Loen is built and newly Piro Zahed throughout. Steam heat and All modern convenient a. Rate reasonable. Commercial House w v. Riot Jelv in i. I. Smethport a. Lately rebuilt and refurnished Day. Well a locked bar Conoe ted. Grand Central hotel. Graves Lur. Opposite w. N. Y. A p. Depot Olean n. Y. Kerr thing first Cla a Ami hate reasonable. Grand Central cafe Olean m. Y. Ladies and i Rente dining rooms hate the let to and Zervios the highest. Mont Shoemaker it torn a. W. C. Rockwell a the r Florist a a Hadford a. Cat smrt for we i is. Putin ind Fane is. Telo Liono 190. Palace saying parlor next dour to Kitty mag of re hons Smethport Penn. E. E. Heath. Proprietor. Fir to Ciao a work cd Granteed. Insurance Agency of w. F. Specht , a. Ire life and Accident insurance placed to reliable companies. Furniture for Plain and fancy fur Are of every description Call Specht amp Sassy 9xnin St. Smethport a. I in by we Itka be a pram d Ewelt at Bottom Smethport my Kean county Penna., Friday december 2. 1898. Terms $1,50 per tear. Invariably id Advance. Don t look for flaws done to look for a Litas As you go a rough 11 Ami a Titi Whon you Liu a Thoin it is Wise Ami kind to be Soui what Blind. And a my a for the re tue la Dill twin. For the cloudies night has a hint of the Light Bonn where in its shadows hiding it is better by far in Hunt for a Star than the sjuts on the Sun abiding. The current of life runs Ever away to the Bokou of god s in at Ocean Dou t set your Force against the River senors and think to alter its motion. Done to Araste a curse on the universe run Relier. It lived lib font a a a a. Don t butt at the storm with your puny form. But Iteld and let it Fly Over you. Hie world will never adjust itself to suit your whim to the letter it Ane things must go wrong your whole life Long. And the sooner you know it the better. It is Folly to fight with the infinite and go under at last in the wrestle. The Wiser Man Shaws into god s plan As the water shapes into the vessel. A a progressive age. Was it murder some years ago 1 was Well off mid re Eivid the education and bringing up of a gentleman but tartly through Tuy own Folly and partly through unfortunate speculations. 1 gradually lost All intr capital and a i a out two years ago i found myself a smiles. And saw starvation grinning at me within measurable distance. Then 1 determined to attempt no longer to keep up apis Loarain is. But to try to Tarn a Bare existence in any walk of life that was Tjien to me. After some fruitless efforts i obtained through the kindness of a gentleman connect 1 with the great Junction railway. England flip intuition of locomotive fireman. I never was Given to drink so that i was Well enough Able to fulfil the duties of my new a position i am now a station master and it is a luring my few hours of Leisure that i prepare this Plain narrative for the decision of a discerning Public. It is a great Point for the Quot Stoker to is on Lihsi terms with the Engineer and i generally found Little trouble a i making friends with my nearest travelling companion. Go the Day when i went through a so most disagreeable of my life i was travelling from Paddington to cow Bester Ontl a Well known to railway employees engine named she is a Tine upstanding. Vivold sort of engine and when in Good temper does her work right Well. The engine Driver i this occasion was a Man named John Morgan. I Hail not often travelled with him before Only two or three times and i never could get on Comfort ally with him. He had let Een Many years in the company a service and i Ore an excellent character for steadiness but was considered rather taciturn. He seen Una to tie Al ways in the sulks and was i suppose of a surly temper. Before we started be Varilly answer tel any Reinack i address a to him. And seemed More ugly than usual. When the head guard gave the signal and Morgan turned the handle we Inov so slowly and steadily out of the station. When we got Well out into the country Morgan tuned to me and said shortly a More Eon now. In my opinion no More a skin was wanted As there was quite enough in the tire to keep up the usual Speed. However As a Stoker. 1 was Only an underling and must oly Reasonar a orders. So i stoked As Bidden and then curiously watched to test if the engine Driver would turn on full save de. He did nothing of the s it. But sat with his Back to the boiler and began to talk to me quite affably. \ among other things he said lie was quite fired of this a a Erjie Tual travelling j and that he meant to let so a out for a wife with a Little Money and never set foot in an engine again. We had 1m fore us a run of an hour and a half and by that time were due at Minton. I a big Junction at which every train must St a a so we had plenty of time to talk. A1 suit an hour after leaving Paddington Morgan Stop ted suddenly Quot ii the mild a of a seb Leoce and Sahl a Well. 1 must get to work then he Ojie ried the firebox and Callett out to me a More i Ejk Stu laced with him and pointed out that we were going at a High rate of san sol and would not a cd More is Al before Minton but this is med to j excite him terribly. Quot shovel it in Quot he roared with an oath a a in a go tug to i make her to satisfy him. I took up a shovel Ful. Ami managed to upset a Good Deal of it Ivenore i read a he a tin Firel Vox. A you Clumsy fool a he called out f a there give it to me a and snatching the shovel out of my hands he j crammed on us much Coal As he could get in. 1 was beginning to get alarmed and looking out Over the Well known Conn try for i had travel i that journey Many and Many a Unte before a Art a that we were much nearer to Minton than we ought to la at that hour. In a few minutes our Speed in Rea sed enormously and 1 calculated we wer travelling at the rate of seventy Miles an hour. I called his attention to de fact. And 1egged him to is Lee tin Speed or we should run into Minton a without a Mug Able to Stoj it. A Cha How he cried in reply. A Stop in a never going to Stop again i told you id Moke her travel. What 1 Yon want to Stop for gel on. Oln wench get on a then lit burst into a hideous it Etui of laughter. A toll sweat of us Shotte terror broke out on me As i really the i state of things. Here was a. Raving Mamia. A far Shmuger in an than myself. In charge of a Trail full of Jie Ople j the train rushed on with incredible seed. Not steadily and evenly but with leaps and it ind that threatened to East the engine off the line at every Yard. There was no done the Man was As mad As a Man could a. Ami in was also master of the sitar ion. I in a it one Effort to reach the hand by who a the St a it in is turn a off but the madman was too Shain for me. A no Yon done to he shouted. Ii brought his shovel Down with a tremendous blow on the rail at nit Side just missing my head. It was j Plain i could do nothing by Force. Would stratagem in of any use i looked out to the country time j was running Short we were not Moi than Twenty Miles from Bintou june it Don and if we did not Stop there the whole train must inevitably be wreck j de. And probably not one passenger would escape uninjured and but few a with their lives. I looked Back to the j train. Outside the windows were hands gesticulating and frightened alarmed facts. At the end of the train the guard was waving a red Flag. Something must in done and by me. Or we should nil 1m inevitably lost. 1 mad up my mind. I turned to Morgan with a smile on my face and i said a old you re quite right this is a Fine Pace but it ainu to quite fast enough. Is it of Here a and i caught him by the Arm and led him to the Side of the engine next to the double rail. i cried a there is an other train coming up faster than us. Ami she will pass us we must go faster but lets see first who is driving her. Lean out and Lka a. 1�?Tan you see a the poor maniac step Vajk outside the rail and leaned Forward to look for the. Imaginary train when 1 gave him a sudden push and he fell in a Heap on the Side rails and was killed on the Sevot. With a gasp of Relief i sprang Back to the engine and turned Oft the steam. It was not a moment too soon. We were Wil in sight of Blin ton Junction in fore i had the train pro Terly under control. I pulled Ujj at tin platform All right and then 1 fainted. When i came to i was lying Gnu a to Deneb in it waiting room and thins a a re or was standing Over in with his notel Snik in his hand Prev Rcd to take Down my statement. What 1 stated was. That the engine is River had gone mad. Auto that to save tin lives of the passengers. 1 had pm vexed him off the engine just in time to get retrain tinder control in fore running into Ihu station. This was by tin guard and several passengers Anil tin ease was brought before the solicitors of the company. I gave my evidence at the inquest and heal no More of the matter until one Dav the passenger suis a intendant handed j me ten Sovereign and a letter a j pointing no station master at Little Mudford. If was evident the directors condoned my conduct and i hop that my readers will agree with them Ami. In consid Erar on of my having saved a trn Lanful of in a a. Will acquit me of Norder and bring in a verdict of justifiable homicide. Travel in Porto Rico. Menta. He in effect says the animal will do his part of the work if left alone. Those who have watched Sloan in his races will have not haul. How he jumps off rapidly and at primitive transportation facilities once settles Down on his horse Anil is not constantly a hanging his Wjk so Tion in the Saddle or interfering with the special step of the horse a Ltd a use it must in Remmel err that each horse like each Man. Has his or Lew 1 a Erial Mode of progression. Sloan simply makes himself one with his horse in movement he does not offend the naturally sensitive temperament of such a Beautiful creature As a thoroughbred horse he does not sacrifice a race for the Sake of making an artistic finish hut with unequalled skill and judgment and with a c a a intelligent head he wins his race when Ami How he a an. Always remembering that friction Means loss of Energy and that interference with a horses method Means loss of Power and opposition to nature. For my part i am glad to see Tod Sloan on a a Iti race courses. It will. I Hope. I e the cans of Young men who Are of Light weight. Go had traditions Ami intelligence making jockey ship their calling. There is ample room for them and they might serve a Good in tie quaint Little Isle. I fat baptism of fire. The Scourge of the Lani is the Annua birr Jinx of forests. In 1871 Wisconsin had its greatest a baptism of flame. In four hours a Sli j tig i. Oco Tito and Menekaunee wer.? j obliterate a 40h so car Miles of Terri j tory wer it Vert so into a smoking waste a my 1.200 persons perished. Yet in lbs face of this a Anifla Gratis its. And ten so of 1881 and 1894. And to lays tragedy in the to a a lie. Theron a not a it Knitht that in 1839 history will repeat itself. In Finland where the French us Tom of Sarta go is largely follow cd tin a r tie name of Kaski Wood is re j Garde Asom of the elements like air or water and is burned without it tint. The Forest a fired to prepare lit a g Rouimi i for t ill age. In a y a a r or two the land to a hoj ulessly bar a ten. In India the Pra Tice prevails under the name Koo Maiuro. In the1 District of Mysore alone 10.000 a n Are annually engaged in the grim \ work. A tie or two crops then a a a station of All vegetation. In Ceylon the Contd oiled offence is known As Elena. In swe in. Under the title of Sven a. It is officially permitted one in Twenty years. It would a a a in that Vel has becom1 a state Cen ump Neal in Wisconsin. Mielz i Igan Ami Minnesota. In 1840. In j Twenty seven counties of Northern Wisconsin the re was 129.000.000.000 a Fet of standing Pine. In a a a a the pres Cut time about 88.000.000.000 Fet a of i this Lias la Eti Cut Ami 2s.000.000.000 it la str a Yed by tire. Fifty years ago Michigan boasted of her 1�oo.ooo, 000.000 it of w Avig conifers. Today but one fifth of that remains. In a Wise usin. While tin Cut Park eeds at the rate of 2.000.000.000 feet per an a nun the regrowth is but 2.000,000, nothing Quot so far has is in la in a to no i Benjamin Franklin s nepotism. In the Century caul Leicester Ford writes of Quot Franklin s family relations a the first of a series of Walters a a a a the Many sided which he will contribute to that Magazine. Of Franklin a grandson. Benjamin Franklin Bache or. Ford says when Franklin went to Franett in 177. Lit Tkv a his Gram son with him to a Ugi him a Lith from h language and with still other ends in View so soon As he was a til cd in Paris. In a sent him to finish his education at As "1 intend him for a presbyterian As Well As a reput�11 1 Here the la of remained four years and tin u return to a live with his Grandfather. Who wrote the Mother a i have a great Deal of pleasure in lbs. La is a it Mil honest lad. And Wilt make. I j think a valuable a the gains daily upon my aug la we love him very Young Bache it Ann to a America with his Grandfather Ami by his Aid was established As a i primer Franklin supplying All the equipment for tin office which he left him in his will to a a ten a with other a property. In his in ii Alf. Also he ask Washington for Soin Public Fife an apis i cation which liar the same Fate As that he had made for his other grandson by is Long refits.<1. It was the common feeling of tin time that Franklin had used his civil office to serve his family More than to serve the Public and so then was sufficient prejudice to make exclusion of Liis relatives almost a i Oniey with the new government. This discrimination in time Hil to ill feeling and eventually Benjamin Franklin Barin became tie Gaudard bearer of the journalists who abused Washington insects and disease. Nothing could mor strikingly illustrate the importance of Small things than the Large role whih is now attributed to the Mosquito in the Eti a logy of Stone of the moot serious and wide spread Dis ases to Ltd which a lie human race up subject. It is truly said that what prevents the successful colonization of Many tropical countries and what throws the great obstacle in the Way of and go Khi government in tin vast regions of Central Africa is not climate not distance from Home. In i not unfriendliness on the part of the natives. The Ott Stallc is malaria Ami now we find that tin prevalence of malaria so far As Man is concerned depends on the Mosquito. And Liat this pestilent Little insect in addition to irritating and annoying is the Means by which tie Poison of malaria is propagated and distribute. For years past a Otai its have known tie important part played by bits in the scattering of seed an of insects in the distribution of the Molleu of Stock or protect Thene Dennle land. A to lants. Ami it seem not unlikely that in our abutting state and of the 1. Olt Kimky a it n s of remaining Forest Over one half is Brule and practically a howling desert. The annual Cut of Timur in the three states named woe Load a train of full sized cars nearly 7.00 Miles in length. Midi gait Pine is tin most valuable of any 1.87 Jer a 0 for. Against $4 for Wisconsin and $3.21 for do Minnesota product. Gut of the , acres of privately it and Timber Lauda in this country nearly 11.000,000 acres an lug at a in the Lake group of states. That tire is tin Scourge of tin land tin facts recited prove beyond a doubt. During the last three decades there has pm a a compounding increase of Fortai loss by tin throughout the entire country of 30 per cent for each ten years. The Farmer must shoulder the chief responsibility. Of 3.000 eases a my Rte i nearly one half wer then Stilt of Brush tirs in Clearing one fifth were caused by careless Hunters one sixth by locomotives tid thirty two Only were traceable to Light Niue. La at Bohr gifts will have i a recognize in a much larger degree than has till lately been a Lone tie Large part taken by the subordinate forms of life by which we Are surrounded our cattle our horses our drugs and eats our tiles our Mosquito Ami perhaps even our Ilea a in distributing disease from Man to Man and As is stated in regard to our Mosquito and malaria in deciding whether the Extension of our Empire Over great areas of the Globe s surface shall in Post he in or . Ted Sloan skid in �?T11� topic in London is the Riding of the american jockey is an. Thousands who Only take the most casual interest in the turf but Are always attracted by great horsemanship Are asking expert advice on the intrinsic j to Call for nothing More than a Trie the Maine s orders Lor Havana. Captain Charles it. Slugs tee has contributed to the Century the first portion of his a a personal narrative of the Captain Sigsbee says a Admiral Sieward announced that to had received instructions front the Navy department to Send the Maine to Havana. 1 do not know per Mally lie precise reason which induced the cite government to act at that particular time. My orders were to proceed to Havana and make a Friendly via it. 1 was left to act according to my own judgment. In the usual Way that is to say it was undoubtedly assumed that 1 would know How to act on my arrival in Havana and it was intended to bold me responsible for my action. The situation accrued merits of the american style of Riding. A sportsman has written an instructive letter on the subject. He say a let me see whether i can give an explanation of Shanks Success. In the first distance 1 should say lie is a Man of absolute courage Ami it is this which combined with hindu yes wins the Confidence of All the lower animals and is the first essential of a l Ihmi jockey. Horma Are wonderful judges of character. Secondly. By careful adn Erem a to the Well turn u forms of naval procedure and Courtesy it was to i a a a a cried that tic Spain visa people in Havana would prefer that tii a Maine should stay away but with a lingering insurrection the end of which was not in sight with american interests in Cuba affect it adversely Ami american citizens in Cuba alarm Chi for their safety the United states had decided to show it it Flag from a Pul die vessel in Urban Waters. It is quite certain that i gave myself o Sloan a position exactly that of a concern Over the Jyh la titles of the Monkey on a silk. Does offer less situation. My vessel was selected to opposition to tin air than the or i to Havana and i was gratified at nary scat of a horseman. In a Cien s the Chokee just As any other rom Trifie phraseology it diminishes the manding Oft or would have Len. 1 Frickm to a minimum. Again this Volant a Rcd the remark to admit position enables hint to grasp the Sicard that i should try to make no the bulk of the carry a Trade la Ferio ruled by oxen and natives men used As pack animals. Although Porto Idieo is the proud possessor of three distinct line of railway of a Art Lally i circling the isl Aud. One running from Ponce to san Juan and the third penetrating the to terror of the northeastern in Art of the Island still the bulk of the carrying Trail is performed As in the Days of Spain s past greatness by oxen Ami natives. It is True that some of the larger sugar plantations possess sugar ears on which to haul the Rijs a Cut Cane but the greater portion Ltd of the work is done in the old primitive style Aud the spaniards Content to let Well enough a ions is satisfied to wait for nut Nana ito Morrow la before they make any improvements. As a re Suli a strangely incongruous yet highly picturesque a a inor Aron of moving vehicles is sure to in the first thing that attracts and draws the attention Ltd of a visitor to the far famed Pear of the Antilles. Bid by Side one sees the ancient modes of transportation in Vogue Throe be i tables ago competing with the More modern methods. First in order a a appreciate the comparison it is necessary to know what manner of of Burden Are used. It is a question which Are tie most numerous the Smalt compactly built Little ponies or Broncos scarcely fifty in bus in height with their huge Piniera or baskets almost if not completely hiding them from View or the slow Cumie nuts heavily moving of teams whose name is legion the hitter popu Lany termed the a hurry up teams to eing sure to reach their destination the next week if not the next Day. Be Side these a Donkey her and the a completely lost to View with his rider astride of him and his Wicker baskets hot thing to and fro a Goat team or two. Ami last but not least the Barouchas or carriages drawn by diminutive horses two or four to a team Complete the usual assortment of conveyances these latter have tin monopoly of carrying passengers from town to town by Means of relays and deliver the mail in different parts of the Island. Since the arrival of the americans Large horses have been i produced ukr i it the scene As Well As the huge army mules As big As three of tie i votive horses. It May seem from the Al Ove de script ions that a orto Idieo is not blessed with very rapid travelling a vilified and yet such is the Speed of the wiry Little animals used in the Couch line of carriages la two in san Juan and Donee that the distance1 or some seventy five Miles is covered in anywhere from twelve to eighteen hours Over a More or less mountainous Road. Then again when Fhy so Small horses Are used for Riding they can tire out the larger american horses and. Besides this cover a great Deal a mor territory in a a lays travel. The railroads an Small Ami would not compare favourably with our old narrow gauge railroads that have virtually pass out of existence in this a Oiin try for tie past two . That do is not lither the natives. Tin Rall Radul is a new institution with them and if the size of the engine and ear in that Way to the capacity of the Colliery. The rending of a company having successfully introduced compressed air As a motive Pov a it is Safe to assume that it will not be Many years before All com i a Anies and individual a it Era tors will do the same. Even the mine locomotive will in relegated to tie scrap pile Arne air compressors used 1 Katli in the Gangway underground and outside on tin a Lump. Lung gymnastic. Direct gymnastics for the lungs to increase their capacity and elasticity Are almost a a safeguard against con sumption if taken in time. Or. Gris in the Xheraj Sentuc Gazette Advisee a a eos a in with weak lungs to stand erect in a Well ventilated room place the bands on the hips and take Long deep slow breaths varying tin by than and at times taking Short Jerky breaths for variety. Tin breath should be drawn Only through tin nose. Better yet. Combine the breathing exercises with the setting of Drill or other Arm exercises. Or. Gris gives these exercises to which others might be added 1. Slowly raise the arms from tie sides until they meet above the head breathing deeply. Breathe out while slowly lowering. 2. Raise the arms in front carry them As far Back Asje possible then Down. Breathe As before. 3. Slowly Rise upon the toes 1 breathing deeply. 4. Extend the arms in front carry of leg Bank As far As possible. 5. Lie on tie Back raise the arms backward and Over the Bead while breathing deeply. People with plenty of lung capacity can stand even bad air without suffering. It is Well known that women whose lung capacity is interfered with by corsets arc much More Apt to faint in close ill ventilated rooms than men. The situation at Manila. The situation at Manila was very simple says Ira Nelson Hollis in the Atlantic. Upon the declaration of War Admiral Dewey was turned out of Long Koug by great Britain and All other Asiatic ports Wen closed to hint. He was seven thousand Miles away from Home a distance which none of his ships could make without recoiling and his line of cot Munica Don was liable to interruption at any time. Furthermore the safety of our Pacific coast Trade was in a Eoj Ardy it Long As a hostile vessel remained in the Orient. The duty was a a a lain a tie to obtain a base in the Philippines. And to capture or destroy every Spanish ship that could in found. With rare Good judgment Admiral Dewey made straight for Manila and caught the whole Fleet before they had time to scatter. Ii a had already proven himself to lie a Man of fore sight by loading up with provisions and Coall of Ltd re War was declare. When the English told him to go lie was ready. His Fleet passed through the fortified Entrance of Manila Bay by night and attacked tie and Shore batteries simultaneously. The Victory Over what must in conceded to have us a a weak and disorganized foe. Although gun for gun. There was not much difference in the two sides was a great on in the splendid management of the american ships and in the results which must flow from do not compensate a a tie tin two Arin a our enforced Entrance into Asiatic Guardia civil in each car impress them 1 politics. Thoroughly with a a a a a of the in Portaree of the rail gtd in vivid to these methods Are the mop Unitive styles. In this country As in no Oiler on the american Eontis at. Men Are used As pack animals for conveying goods a Short distance and to see a crowd of natives Labouring in this sort of work with their overseers in charge reminds on a of the task masters of ancient Egypt More than anything else. In torpedo boats in offensive warfare. As dispatch boats in smooth water they were Swift and serviceable but on the High seas in foul weather they were found rather too frail. As pickets and so uts whether at Wirt or for a Squadron at sea. They served admirably so Long As Small repairs and a machine shop were not too Fui Avyay. With a repair ship in the Squadron addition to this the old fashioned of they would have done still la Etter. As a arts used in the country districts not Only for the transportation of goods but also the natives drawn by oxen remind the onlooker of the old death carts used in the dread a lavs of the French revolution to take the hated royalists and. Finally the King Ami Queen to the Guillotine and their Ian of resting place. The carts resembling these old open wooden Cage More than anything else. It is almost a pity that the Days of the old regime in Porto Rico Are Al j ready Uunila erd. For in a Short time with the inject Fon of a Uttel american push and Energy All the above a a Enes will in a memory of the past. Already plaits Are being executed for the construction of electric lines and with the completion of the unfinished railway lines a i w Lik changed. The land of ayes yesterday will become tie country of to Day and tin quaint picturesque so a no s of Porto Rico As it is and was with tin exception a it of the solid and substantial Spanish residences will be an evanescent Day dream. May tin introduction of the modern innovations allow the spirits of lir depart dons to a in blockading vessels their a Al capacity was deficient. For an attack on a bore batteries to Weir guns Mue pm it us fers it. Were found to be of smaller calibre than was desirable to Weir torpedoes were not fitted for climbing tie breastworks and their Armor plate three eighths of an Inch thick us to equal to resisting modern Rifle projectiles. In a Daylight Battle Squadron to Squadron they were found unable in n a mrp of two to Cress two Miles of i Leti sea under the tin of six Well armed ships manned by Yankee Crew lit All this it Aji pears that the Only serves for which they were designed were picket duty Aud. Scouting. Save for the Only occasion known to the writer when the new York with the Admiral and her five Hundred me a were at the mercy of of of his own torpedo a Tomato we have had no service a a per Renee of the efficiency torpedo i touts in night b. Spears in Scribner a. Number 30. Tfir Ramie Industry. Utilize Dos of new Fibre material an interest lag problem. One of the most interesting problems of tie Day in the utilisation of tie new Fibre Materia Anil one that is attracting the attention of All civilized countries is the Industrial product in it a of that wonderful subsume known in the Orient As China grass in India As Rhea and in Europe and America As Ramie. The Money so want by governments and by private Enterprise throughout the world in experiments and inventions in the Effort to establish the Ramie Industry would make up do total of a princely Fortune. Obstacle after obstacle has la Een overcome in tit a years of persistent Effort. Ami now we stand Ivenore the last Barrier baffle for the time but still hopeful and with eff a Rte in relax de. Tin difficulty May be stated in a few words Ramie culture will Only become a paying Industry when an eco no 111 \ Ca 11 y successful machine for stripping die Fibre Lias been placed Cui the Market. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have leu spent in efforts to i effect a machine but no government Fibre expert in the world Roc of Wtiz s that we have made such a a Ciuc at the present time though great Progress has teen made in machine Ltd a instruction. The1 worlds interest in this Fibre began in 1869, when a Reward of five thousand a sounds was offered by the government of India for the Best Mach a with which to Decort Cate the Given stalk. The first exhibition and trial of machine took place in 1872, resulting in utter failure. The Reward was again offered and in off a Al a Recomb official trial was held at which ten machines competed though none filled the requirement and subsequently the offer was from the possible Fibre industries of the United states by c. R. Dodge in Appleton a popular science monthly. Peace Jubilee i Oag ago. Probably tie most gorgeous peace Jubilee that the world has Ever seen was that celebrating at Rome the four triumphs of the first Caesar. So magnificent were these triumphs that they were celebrated at intervals of several Days lest the populace should be cloyed by very splendor. They conure to rated the final Conquest of All Gaul the defeat of to Demaiti the Subjec tin of thanum is and the Victory Over Juba. Never had the eternal City then standing Jvon the threshold of a a Niedre Ever seen the like. Tie egyptian Prin. T is a Slite and the Sou of tin King of Numidia walked captives behind the car of the conqueror. Costly figures Aud portrait of the slain enemies of the Republic representing the manner of their death wer a Kyrm by gallic slaves or carried in litters by the men who had fought Nuder tie originals. Seijido too was shown Dunning into the sea Cato burying his sword in his own bosom and Demetrius wounded in the Back in Token of his flight nor did the Celebration Stojin with the processions. Tin most Stimo duos banquets were served in the Public squares in one of which citizens reclined before 22,000 tables groaning tinder the accumulated weight of the most luxurious Deli a alien. Public games were Given and gladiators recruited from the most courageous prisoners fought with wild ii eats from the ends of the Earth Aud tin circus was Hung with huge awnings of silk brought from India at a time when a Queen could not afford that material fur her Coronation reins within a foot of the horses Mouth Ami tie nearer the Objet to be gabled die More accurately can in applied the directing for. Thirdly Sloan. I am convinced recognizes the great fact that if we Are either in a train or in a conveyance or on horse Hack we can in Conn one with the moving mass if we sit Stilb this is prove by do Well known fact that a circus rider does not jump Over the banners he simply lets his Baxly become a moving mass with the horse and is lie approaches tie Banner he jumps into the air. The impetus which he has obtained from the horse a Arries him Over the Banner nearly As quickly As the horse has travelled but if we watch the bareback rider to a Hall see that be does not keep interfering with the horses move mistakes. The siamese twist. In Anil fining known As the Siam a twins were Lka in of a chinese father and a siamese Mother in Siam. April 15, 1811. They died in North Carolina january 17, 1874. They were joined to one another by a Short tubular cartilaginous band through which their livers and hepatic vessels . They were to America for exhibition in 1888. And after making a competency in various countries settled in North Carolina. They married alters in 1842 la Distio they again exhibited themselves in Europe. The one survived the other two hours and a Rod free prefer the mine mule to go Ever since toe first a Road Hole was sunk the mule Lias la n the favorit. Ton hat times expensive Means of locomotion in moving Oal. He turned that Gin at the top of the so my he pelted the ears of dirt and Rock out out the Lump and is flt Bis Way along the narrow Gangway at tin Bond of a string of cars. And outside of his daily ration of Oats Aud Hay his Only recreation was an. Occasional roil in the a lust of the barnyard. Bur there is to in a change. In fact. It Lias already been inaugurated. The Mill r and the mine my will still delve for a livelihood in the dark caverns of tin a Irti. But tie mine in us a will breathe the free air of heaven and feed on do Green pastures of the picturesque Hillside. The Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron company is preparing to introduce tie air compressing locomotive to haul the ears underground at j Bacn Audrah City co Liery. It was about a year ago that the company first began to make preparations for this change. Alaska Colli by Ueary mount Caramel was selected As tie a la hic for making tie Experiment. The necessary changes were made Anil the Mae Huery in cured. To Gir rom j Pressor engine has 1m--u working there for some months my has Licen a great Sheet is. Lies out William Penn. The Sale of the household goods of the lit mrs. Rosanna Ltd tax afford Muesli excitement for the residents of Bristol and tin Reu Houts. The it in serv ant Bristol Torres jump at writes Quot at tin dosing out Sale of die household of tin late mrs. Rosanna Fox in Bristol township or u ,.�?� lie Natany Humire is of Peop after some relic which was in a kisses a �1 Ltd Atu Eug lug household effects. She was the daughter of the late ?.-t order of Penn Manor win Liv a in the old a Tau in Gnu that win. Penn live at All her Early years were spent on that Sjo Ipiotis old Homestead dear to All Penney Iva no ans. She save during her time Many pieces i of tin Reid s of the old brew riots a j , lifelong to Penn had sever car j Joles May in from the �1�1 Arjile tres. That win Peon eat apples off. Among the student articles made was Napkin rings. Rolling pins. Fanes. A. Several of the a articles were put up at do Sal a and to a relic Hunters were j on hand and bought them at a High figure. Among the ancient things in Gold Cut Glass were n pair of salts �1 Lar which was supposed to b Long to filly Penn was purchased by Jos a i Van ant of Bristol Aud a ter cup while he drank out was Purchase by mrs. Neil it Oid of remarkable swimming feat. A remarkable feat of swimming was accomplished when James la inner i lamp ion swimmer of the world swam from the North pier. Blackpool. To the St. Annex Spier a distance of five Miles. In pursuance of the Terras of a Wager of $1.000. Finney dived from the North pier shortly lie fore a Quarter to two in the presence of a Large body of spectators. The sea was by no Means smooth and. The tide being at ebb rendered the task a somewhat difficult one. The match was a question rather of endurance than the establishment of a Speed record. Finney started at a pare but after the first fifty Yards settled into a steady stroke. He was headed by a Small la oat carrying a White Flag and he kept a Yard or two behind All the Way. Passing the Central pier about three of clock and the Victoria pier fifty minutes later. At half past five lie arrived at St. Annes but could not reach the pier die tide being out. As die conditions of the Wager required that lie should approach Theja in a by water a tedious wait of two hours followed during which Finney swam Alquit. And by frequent changes of position succeeded in keeping afloat until tire tide Cam in when he swam to the pier and went ashore at five minutes to eight having spent five hours eleven minutes in the limitations. Grace who lives us pig is barely Fly a . Sue was in tins front Yard the other Day ii ii two of hot i i All admirers climbed Over tii. Fence. Sin recognized her duties As a hostess but the it a of a stick of legion the new ined Iod of iia ulag a is use i i Quot july remaining in her hand was Loo in Only part of this mine. The do j a mall to be divided. Tommy was in tune is one mile Ami the new engine j the Lead. He is a Chubby youngster draws t cuty Fly in each trip. And with an Lusa to a ble Kuig no for pie. .4t>%euten mules he a by eur thrown his chum wears Long curls Aud is out of employ meet. It is not on i louder of fairy stories Sihau anything that tie company expect to save in a i Grace was aware of their Limi the Cost of mule and their main ton Anee but the Cost off i the Smith work Ami other it Wjk uses Are a a saved while at the same Dow the ears rations. When Tommy Rau up she proffered tiny was accepted Candy a him. Iti a then a be turned to his chum old Maui Sutil a a but i la div Ore moved with greater a peed adding j ran a record. They Harvest a mat crop. A probably one of tie most unique pro a Osious 1 Ever said a mining Engineer who recently risked Mojave. A was the Story told me by a storekeeper tip there of a dutchman and Fhi Giese who had a partnership and had located 1.500 feet of ground half a utile Southeast of Mojave. On this piece of ground they built a High barbed wire Fence the wire being very close together. The inhabitants won Devdas to the us a to which it was to i a put. Some suggesting that All the rabbits in Kern county were to be driven to it and corralled and others that it was a new electric dry Gold Saver to catch the Gold As it was blown with the desert Sands. By to these theories were soon dissipated when out morning a Sain and his partner. Jake Iekel Helner a prove into Mojave with six barrels of old hats for shipment to a second hand dealer in san Francisco. It seems that Mojave has the name of being the windiest Piaree in the West. The wind blows forty Miles an hour in one direction. Viz. To Noliea to. Most of the passengers on the Overland trains Dine there and unless forewarned Are very Apt to lose to Weir headgear. They say that at present half a barrel of old stats is an average of their daily cleanup but after the tourist begin to come they Ejk it to reap a a san Francisco chronicle. A specific for seasickness. Bright red a pee Tach s. Accompanied by internal doses of Caio Uiel Are die latest German specific for seasickness. The theory is that seasickness is due to Lack of blood in the brain while the influence of the red color of tie glasses sends blood to the brain with a Rush. The theory is Rose coloured whether viewed through red glasses or otherwise but perhaps tie Calomel May have As Large a part in the cure
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