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A Honey Comb of 3,600,000
Bushels Capacity to Be
Built at Duluth.
AN ENTIRELY NEW PLAN.
Floor Space to Be Occupied By
Cells, and as Business Increases
More Cells Will Be Added.
The Idea of Concrete Building for
Grain Storage Originated In the
Provinces Along the Danube The
Elevator May Be of Any Length or
"Width to Fit Any Plot of Ground.
It is probable that Dulutli will soon
hare the largest grain elevator in the
world, with a storage capacity of 3,
000,000 bushels under one roof- Xot
only is this new structure to be notable
for its size, but it is also to be on a
plan-new to America. The banks of
the Danube in Rouniania are dotted
here and there with grain elevators
of small size built of concrete. The
Feavey Grain Company, the largest
handler of grain in the world, has been
investigating ihe system and has de
cided to utilize it in its riew elevator
in this city. The Peavey company now
has more grain storage than any other
concern in existence and is adding to
it overy year. It has in operation here
elevators of wood that will hold about
7,000.000 bushels, has the same capac
ity at Minneapolis, and 3,000,000 at
Chicago, besides some 9,000.000 bushels
more at Kansas City, Omaha and other
centres of the "West. Besides it has
in operation about ."300 country eleva
tors of an average capacity of 4CUKK)
bushels, making a total capacity, both
terminal and country, of about 45,
000.OO0 bushels. All this is the growth
of less than teu years and almost en
tirely the individual work of one man,
Frank II. Peavey of Minneapolis, who
is stili a young man.
Mr. Peavey has been investigating
the system of Rouniania. and has been
so much impressed that it is to be
adopted here. These structures cost
considerable more than wood. Prob
ably in the elevator to be built the dif
ference will be not less than $400,000,
but the gain in insurance is so great
that there is an actual saving. Insur
ance iu wood houses is about 1U per
cent, and it is impossible to build struc
tures over a certain size, as no insur
ance concerns in the world will carry
the tremendous risks aggregated un
der one roof when that roof covers mil
lions of bushels of wheat. In struc
tures built of concrete and roofed with
steel or tiles there need be no insur
ance, and the elevator owner can get
additional profit, or if it is decided to
carry policies they can be had in plenty
at one-quarter of 1 per cent. Steel ele
vators, such as that of the Great
Korthern road at Buffalo, have the
same advantage in point of insurance
as those of concrete, but they are
much more costly, and there is danger
that the grain will sweat in the bins
and be ruined thereby. The contract
was let a short time ago for steel and
the erection of the Great Northern's
elevator here, with a capacity of 3.000.
000 bushels, and the contract price was
$S00t000. This is not including founda
tions, machinery, docks and many
other items. Wood houses of the same
capacity might be constructed entire
The Peavey elevator's floor plan will
be that of a great honej'comb, and ad
ditional capacity can be given, as the
bee adds to the capacity of its comb,
by putting on more cells. These cells
will be built to a height of some seven
ty feet, tunnels built under them to
transfer the contents, and a roof put
over of tile or metal. The concrete is
in the form of slabs of Portland ce
ment. The slabs are erected to the re
quired height and the house is ready
to receive its contents. The cement
elevator may be built of any desired
length or width to fit anj' ground, and
can be added to with ease. It can
not burn, and grain can be kept there
in with greater safety from heating
than in wooden or steel elevators.
'We are aiming to secure the very
best and most advanced method of
grain handling in this house," said Mr.
Peavey in speaking of his plan, "and
if the cement elevator proves the best,
as we think, we shall use it and have
the most up-to-date and complete stor
age for grain in the world. My ex
lerts have been on the Danube for
weeks looking into this system and
have made exhaustive reports thereon.
Electrical experts are now being con
sulted on plans for operating the en
tire system, at Duluth, 12,000.000
bushels, by electricity derived from
some central plant. The most distant
of these houses will be five miles apart.
The old plan of operating an entire
elevator by one steam engine will be
thrown aside with us and electric
motors set where they will be needed.
Each leg, each belt each platform, &c.,
will be run by an independent motor,
and the cost of power will be greatly
reduced in consequence."
Adding Insult to Injury.
"Yes, sir. it is adding insult to In
jury," said young Mr. Homewood,
warmly. "That's just what it is.r'
"What is adding insult to injury?"
demanded young Mr. Point Breeze.
"Or rattier, whorls doing this thing?"
"Miss Murray Hill. Only a month
ago she refused my offer of marriage,
and to-day she sends me an invitation
to see her wed to another. I shall be
compelled to spend good hard cash for
a wedding present too. If that isn't
adding insult to injury. I don't knctw
what it is." Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
An Exliuberant Youth.
"But what will your people say," she
nnu-njiired with downcast eyes. "I am
not only poor, but my family is un
known. I haven't even," she added,
pensively, "a coat-of-arms, you know."
"But I have stacks of coats," whis
pered the darinir young man. "And as
for arms well!"
And he proceeded to use them. Chi
landlady Is it true that sharks
have three rows of teeth?
Boarder--Yes. and they don't live in
boarding houses, either.
DAVID B. HENDERSON
A Long Career In the Army and
Politics is a game of chance to a
large extent; that is, the outcome is al
ways uncertain. A little while ago the
chances of David Bremmer Hender
son, of Dubuque, Iowa, to succeed
Thomas B. Reed as Speaker of the
House of Representatives appeared to
be slight But now he looms up as
the dark horse of the contest, and there
seems but little doubt that ne will win
in a walk.
Public interest is, therefore, concen
trated upon Mr. Henderson at present,
and it is believed in Washington that
he will be nominated for Speaker up
on the first ballot when the Republi
can caucus meets just before the be
ginning of the session.
Nothing short of a complete revulion
of public sentiment against him in the
next six months can prevent his suc
cess. The career of Mr. Henderson, there
fore, has a special interest at this
time. He is a naturalized citi?.en of the
United States, for he was born at Old
Deer, Scotland, on March 14, 1S40. His
DAVID 13. HENDEKSsOX.
parents emigrated to America when he
was six years old. and finally settled
in Iowa, in 1S40. He was educated in
public schools and at the Upper Iowa
University. Subsequently he studied
law and was admitted to the Bar in
1SG5. Meantime he had enlisted in the
army, in 1S01, as a private. He was
wounded several times and lost a leg,
but entered the army again upon his
recovery as colonel of the Forty-sixth
Iowa infantry, and remained with his
regiment till the close of the war.
From 1S63 until 1S0G he was collector
of internal revenue for the Third dis
trict of Iowa, resigning his position
to become a member of a law firm in
Dubuque. For about two years he
was Assistant United States District
Attorney for the northern division of
the district of Iowa, which position he
resigned in 1S71.
For the last sixteen years he has
served in Congress continuously, and
almost from his first term has taken
an active part in the business of the
House. The most important piece of
legislation with which M. Henderson
has been chiefly associated in recent
years is the Bankruptcy law, which he,
as chairman of the Judiciary Commit
tee, reported and carried through the
House. lie advocated the bill for the
election of Senators by the people, and
in debates on the Civil Service law he
has been one of its strongest support
ers on the floor of the House. His
position on the money question is satis
factory to sound money men generally.
Mr. Henderson is personally popular
anions: his colleagues in the House, ir
respective of party, but he is a strong
partisan, and his impulsive manners
have frequently brought him into
sharp clashes with his political oppo
nents. In Washington and m Iowa "Dave"
Henderson, as he is known among his
friends, is a noted and popular char
acternoted because of his oratorical
gifts, his good nature, his love of
humanity, and his love of song and of
siusins. Mr. Henderson possesses a
vo'we of such power at to make itself
heard in any chorus. His singing has
been described by a rival in that ac
complishment former Representative
Warren B. Hooker, as very strong in
wind but very weak in tune. But this
may be a case of professional jealousy,
for at any rate everybody is fond of
hearing Mr.- nenderson sing. It was
he who led the chorus in the Doi'.ology
sung before the Speaker's chair at. the
close of the Fifty-first Congress, and
his voice is in constant demand at so
President H. G. Burt of the Union
Pacific system, adopted the time-honored
tactics of Haroun al Raschid last
week, and took a trip incog, among his
employes. He entered a baggage car
at Clinton, Iowa, with the conductor
of a flyer, and being introduced as a
friend, rode 300 miles in the character
of a bummer. He sat on a Saratoga,
and handed around cigars to the
smashers, who. after 10 miles of his
company, voted him the most agreeable
fellow who had ever ridden with them.
It is probable that no railroad magnate
had ever succeeded in getting into
such close touch with his hands. He
sttered the conversation around to
their work, drew from them the'r ideas
oj impi ovements in the line, and gave
Irs cwn pet theories on unionism,
str'kes, etc. ,in return. He had ridden
almost to Omaha before a chance otti
clal, getting on to ride to a station,
discovered him. The smashers were
somewhat embarrassed when they saw
to whom they had been confiding their
thoughts, especially as some of the
coiive'sation had bordered on the dan
ger line, but President Burt put them
all at their ease in a twinkling. His
true cLaracter known, he rode to the
end o the line, with his feet oa a
trunje. talking railroad, and enjoying
himself hugely. And, when they
r.-ii-hed their destination, he performed
that pit asant duty which, according to
the Governor of North Carolina, no
gcntlenan would avoid.
The Cornfed Philosopher.
"This is the time of year," said the
Cornfed Philosopher, "when a man
can send his wife out in the country
to save expenses and can .then loaf
around downtown and get lots of sym
pathy and have a good time."
A Happy Ending.
Stubb Did their marriage end hap
pily? Penn Oh, yes, they managed to get
to Dakota while the divorce was still
valid. Chicago News.
A HALLOWED GRAVE
jKind Sir, a Horse Is Dead and
In the garden of a house at Riccar
ton, New Zealand, there lies a tomb
stone, sacred to the memory of Kind
Sir, and visible to passengers on the
road. It is white and the lettering is
carved into the stone, while among the
racing stables that have sprung up in
the neighborhood within the last few
pears the resting place of Kind Sir is
1 hallowed sanctuary.
There is an element of tragedy in the
romance which is connected with the
spot but the years have dimmed it,
paying only as the visible sign this
white marble, "Sacred to the memory
Df Kind Sir." It has been'-so long there
that an inn on the other side of the
Iticcarton road is designated the Cor-
acrsione. and from an iron bar, swung
.11 the northwest wind, which sweeps
I the white dust of the road in sheets
I before it, is suspended a painting of
1 the stone and its inscription.
I The story is the story of a man's love
I for a woman, a dainty Lucy with fair
aa and pale-blue eyes, and an even
greater love for his horse. It was in
:he early daj's. and a settler had given
liis horse to the woman who had given
iini her love. The man's affection for
th-i horse is still local history, and the
iumb faithfulness of Kind Sir is told
with tear-dimmed eyes bythe grooms
md horsemen who go to gaze upon
the stone. There is nothing which
tenches the heart of a horseman so
readily as his horse, and the love of
this animal and this man was passion
ate and human. The man owned a sec
tion of land beyond the province, and
jsed to ride to Riccarton to meet his
betrothed. He was working to clear
the place, preparatory to starting a
farm, a small holding upon such as in
the early days wedded folks were
proud to start
One day the Maoris swept the settle
n;ert, and the lover escaped with Kind
Sir to the township. Ruined and home
les his two possessions were his horse
and his love for the woman at Riccar
Loi. Buoyed up by the love with which
a woman's love can inspire a man, he
stilted out again, striking north to the
sullies in the mouL tains in the search
for gold, while, as an earnest of his
love, he gave his horse, an animal
vUrch he loved as largely as he loved
the woman, into her keeping. For a
time no one saw him; then, in the pas
sage of a year or two, he came back,
having crossed the ranges to tho 'west
Co.;st in the search for gold. What he
had found was ample for his future
netds. and his success created the gold
rush to the West Coast What he met
upon his return killed everything. The
woniar was married, and the horse,
proving an encumbrance, was shot Of
the tragedy that followed there are
two versions. The one is that the man,
iii'diug his horse dead, killed himself;
the ether that he murdered the woman
and shot himself. Whichever is cor
rect the stone exists in the garden of
the house upon the Riccarton road. It
lies upon a mound, buried among the
silt which the winds have swept rrom
the surface of the road. The township
is now a colonial city, but to Strangers
who visit it the re.-ting place of Kind
Sir is always shown, the connecting
link between old-time tragedy and the
present which has no sign of life. The
action of the woman is condemned by
those who now tell the story. The
hcrst served her as faithfully as he
had served his niahter, and should have
received more gracious treatment. The
woman is a shrew in local fame, the
horse is a saint; and the grim fierce
ness which the stoiy arouses against
her memory has pathos for those who
ride and love their horses.
IK i K
j Experiments In Buffalo Show
Advantages In Their Use on
GREAT SAVING OF TIME.
Uncle Sam's Letters Collected Almost
Twice as Quickly as Is Possible
With a Horse and Wagon.
A Specially Designed Wagon to Be
Fitted With a Box Immediately
In Front of the Automobilist Will
Be Put Into Service aad Reports
Made On Its Performance.
I Postmaster Dorr, of Buffalo, N. Y.,
has demonstrated that there is a great
field for the use of the automobile in
the postal service of large cities, and
their use will reduce expenditures and
expedite the collection of mails.
Through the kindness of Dr. Truman
. J. Martin, who owns an automobile
v trap, the postmaster was able to make
practical experiments in the collection
of mails, and his report on their result
i has just been received by the Post-
j Office Department He says that Dr.
' Martin offered the use of his automo-
i bile for trial in the collection of mails
from street letter boxes to demonstrate
its advantages over the horse collec
The first trial was made recently
when Dr. Miller managed tile auto
mobile, carrying with him Superinten
dent of Carriers Loeb, who collected
the mails from forty boxes on a route
eighteen miles long in one hour and
thirty minutes. To cover the same
route with a horse wagon required
more than three hours.
! Trial was made on another route the
next morning, when the mail was col
lected from sixty-three boxes in one
hour and fifty minutes. The time re
quired for a horse wagon to cover
this route is three hours and five min
utes. A third test was made three days
later on another route, fifteen miles in
length, with fifty-four boxes, and the
colfections were all made in ninety
Postmaster Dorr informs the depart
ment that Dr. Martin has ordered a
specially designed wagon to be fitted
with a box for receiving the mails im
mediately in front of the driver, and
that when it has been received it will
be put into service and a report will
be made of its performances. This re
port'will be awaited with much inter
est and it may lead to experiments in
Get dates. Save money and time.
Equal to and cheaper than
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1109 I Street, northwest. m
:jia mnesirom iinnapons case JBail. Uroquet, Boafc'Dg, Ykhiul
rahhlnor Sal hum. tor bube minorol nrofoi. tl
.Fare from Washington.
Has been lately fitted up for Day Meetings and Camp Meetings. Ty
Groye has been enclosed by a Wire Fence, a Ticket Office liult
a Well sunk to the depth of 40 feet, yielding an ample supp'y
of Cool Water. Twenty Cents on a Dollar will be paid to all
Churches and other Oiganizations upon the Sale of 100 Whole
Tickets. The Dates are being taken fast. Be in time and
secure your Dates Before the Season Opens.
S R. HUGHES, Agent
No. 1318 ft. Fremont Street, or at Main Office, Record
Building. St. Paul and Fayette Streets.
Carving S-t YX, for Giants.
The steantic carving knife and fork
here shown were made by a cutlery
concern in Niw York and will be ex
hibited by it at the Pan-American Ex
position at Buffalo in 1901.
The knife is 9 feet 11 inches long
and weighs over S00 pounds. The
blade fs made of the finest steel and
'j "i l'i Ox til CI FIC AT TOA.Oi.
Uuffalo experiments show an average
saving of time of nearly one-half over
the wagon service, and if this can be
maintained it will enable the depart
ment to give more frequent collections
and to extend the collection and free
delivery service further into the sub
urbs of cities without any increase In
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MAMMOTH CARVING SET.
Is covered with beautiful etchings.
The handle is one gigantic tusk of solid
ivory, handsomely carved by hand.
These tusks -were imported especially
for this knife and fork. The fork is
a perfect match for the knife, the pair
costing over $2,500 to make.
A Western Peach."
Mr. Stubb Maria, what was that
tramp after that was preaching so loud
out in the yard?
Mrs Stubb He was after dinner.
Mr. Stubb H'm! One of those after
dinner speakers, I suppose. Chicago
"Mike," said IModding Pete, "dere's
only one time when I envies de rich."
"I'm ashamed of yer weakness'
"I don't blame you. But when I read
about dese swells comin' all de yay
from Europe as saloon passengers I
can't help feelin' a pang of jealousy."
Rev. John Jasper Getting Old.
Rev. Jolir "W. Jasper, of "The Sun
Do Move" fame, t.as just celebrated
his eighty-seventh birthday at his home
Iq ICichmond, Va. Talking with a re
portei about his iife and career, he
"i was born in Fluvanna County in
1812. and I lived in Richmond for 74
years. I never had much schooling.
Jusr what I could learn from an old
New York spelling book, and I never
studied that more than seven weeks.
"What I know comes from inspira
tion. 1 was inspired before I was born.
My father told my mother so. She
didn't believe much about it until I
had gotto be 10 or 11 years old, for I
was just as bad as any other little
"But when I commenced to get big.
and commenced to notice, I knew that
I was inspired, and the word of the
Lord came to me like a flash.
"For 60 years I have been a minister,
and as I look around me I am unable
to see any preachers that were here at
Ihe time I started. Richmond was a
little city then, and I have seen it grow
and prosper all around me.
"I reckon I have brought thousands
of souls from perdition. If I havn't
it ain't my fault, for I have worked
'I don't read much . My eyes are
bad, and I don't keep up with the news
of the day.
"About hats in church, I don't care
much. People go to chuch to hear
things, not to see. And when a lady
wears a big, showy hat to church she
does it to show to her neighbors, and
if her neighbors pay more attention
to the hat than to the sermon, then we
ought to be glad that such people come
to church, for they need to be con
verted. "Every day I get letters from people
and societies all over the country ask
ing me to deliver my sermon on the
sun's rotation, but I can't comply with
their requests. rve been over the
country a good deal and have made
that sermon a thousand times."
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Why St. Patrick Didn't Sign.
"Oi say, father," said little Timmle
O'Brien, "whoy didn't Saint Patrick
sign the Declaration of Independence?
Didn't they ask him?"
"Yis Timmie, they asked him all
right, said Mr. O'Rrien, "but, ye see,
he t ought tir man that brought it to
bun ivas wan o' these autygraft-hunt-ers,
an he chucked him out o' the
Mother (to little Freda, who has been
taken to the dentist's to have a tooth
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