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PASSENGER COACH ON BL
Tigre, one of the most popular pions- j
ure resorts for the people of Buenos
Aires, was recently linked with the
capital city by the completion of the
electrification of a suburban railroad.
Tigre lies on the Plata river about
twenty-seven miles above Buenos
Aires, and for some years the increas
ing flow of people between the city
and the pleasure grounds, or rather
boating waters, was by means of boats
and the steam railroads. The contin
ued increase in the popularity of Ti
gre, however, necessitated better pas
senger-traffic facilities than those pre
vailing, and notwithstanding the dis
turbed conditions of the world, the
work of electrification of the route to
Tigre has continued with little inter
ruption. The road belongs to the Cen
tral Argentine system.
The electric alternating current is
produced at 1!0,000 volts ut a main pow
er plant near the Tigre end of the road
rmd transmitted to substations by un
derground catties. A third rail con
veys the current to the trains.
The coaches are of the multiple sys
tem, the unit consisting of one motor
coach having two motors and a trailer
eoach. The standard train will nave
two units or four coaches, but may be
Increased to six units or twelve I
coaches. All of the couches have cen-1
Three Important Projects Now
RAPID TRANSPORTATION AIM!
First ls Construction of Military Line
Connecting Punta de Toro With
Fort of San Lorenzo at
Mouth of Chagres River.
Three important railroad projects as
part of a defense scheme for. the Pan
ama canal have been under considera
tion for some time and present condi
tions are likely to hasten their comple
tion, says Indianapolis News. First
of these Is the building of a military
railroad connecting Punta de Toro
with the ruined fort of San Lorenzo at j
the mouth of the Chagres river. The 1
latter point, which figured prominently '
in the history of the isthmus under
Spanish rule, commands the entrance
of the Chagres river which admits of
easy approach by water to the Gatun i
lucks. As a fortified position it would ;
also have to be reckoned with by any
military expedition directed at the cit
ies of Colon or Panama. The primary
object in the construction of the road
is the rapid transportation of troops '
and military equipment from Fort !
Sherman to San Lorenzo in case hos
tilities were attempted by way of the i
.Chagres. The road will be six to eight !
miles long and will be of five-foot
gauge, the standard in use on the Pan- j
ama railroad. The road will be part j
of an elaborate defense scheme and
will cost from $700.000 to SSOO.OOO.
Two Other Projects.
Two other roads are projected which !
are not primarily of military charac
ter, but would be useful in case of hos- j
tilities. The Panama national assera- j
Wy has a bill under consideration pro- j
riding for the construction of a rail- !
road in the province of Chirlan! ex- !
'fending from the town of La C'oncep
Hon through Divala to a point in the j
bay known as Charco Azul to be de- j
t'-rmined on later. The line will be a
brandi of the Chiriqui railroad now in ?
operation. It is expected to aid great- i
ly in the industrial development of I
Chiriqui, one of the richest and most I
fertile sections of the country. The !
assembly is also considering the con- j
structlon by the United States and |
Panama Jointly of a series of railroads ?
and highways connecting the cities of j
Panama and Colon with points in the
interior. Such roads, it is believed, j
would help the growth of the cities as j
well as the development of the in
terior. Uuder the provisions of a pro
posed bill Panama is to pay 50 per
cent of the cost of construction aid ?
the executive is authorized to tr$it
with the United States government I
through a special mission.
German Engine ls Fast.
An Internal combustion locomotive
of German invention that uses crude
oil for fuel, frequently attains a speed
QZ CO miles an hour.
F SUBURBAN ROAD
lENOS AIRES-TIGRE ROAD.
tral as well as end doors, and are thus
equipped for the easy ingress and
egress of crowds.
The new electric service will not
only facilitate travel between Buenos
Aires and Tigre, but the various su
burban villages through which the road
passes will be equally benefited. Towns
and villages are munerous ulong the
route, and many business men of the
city have their homes in these subur
ban sections. In the past the steam
railways have operated from 30 to 50
trains a day between the capital and
Tigre, from which fact we obtain an
idea of the enormous amount of travel.
With more modern facilities, the whole
region along the electric line seems
likely to be more popular than in the
Tigre is often referred to as "Little
Venice." Its location at the confluence
of the Tigre and the broad La Plata,
together with the numerous islands of
the vicinity, especially favor aquatic
sports. These the Argentine has devel
oped on a large scale, and the various
contests in season never fail to draw
enthusiastic crowds. There are beau
tiful gardens, vine-clad cottages, fine
shade trees, and on the main shore
the splendid hotels and amusement pa
vilions offer every facility for pleasure
ENGINE OPERATES CAR DOOR
Pneumatic Motor Opens or Closes Rail
way Car Door and ls Controlled
by Push Button.
For opening and closing heavy car
doors a pneumatic motor of a new
type has been brought out recently by
a car-heating company. The control
of the motor is electro-pneumatic, by
means of valves placed on each side.
The air is cut off from the engine at
each end of the stroke, which econo
mizes the air used and also permits at
mospheric check, or cushioning, so that
the door does not slam. There is a
safety feature which permits a passen
ger to hold up the door in case of pre
mature closing; and if clothing Is
caught In it, the door may be pushed
New Pneumatic Engine.
open five inches, but this ls the limit
of emergency opening, as there is a
positive stop to prevent a false open
ing. The englue is extremely light, the
cylinders being of brass tubing. The
arm, rack, and pinion ure of cast steel.
Opening and closing of the door are
controlled by a standard push button.
A number of the motors are in use on
the New York Municipal railroad.
TRAINING*FOR COLLEGE MEN
Chafce Offered Them to Secure Re
sponsible Positions in Freight De
partment of Railroad.
Opportunity for ambitious young
mein, university graduates preferred,
to secure training which will fit them
for responsible positions in the freight
department of a certain railroad in the
South is offered through the appren
tice squad which that railway has
organized in its general freight office
Authorities of leading Southern uni
versities have been asked to recom
mend deserving young graduates who
may be listed for places on this squad,
but applications of young men who
have only completed high school
courses, but are otherwise acceptable,
will also be given consideration. The
squad members are started at $40 per
month and advanced to $50 after six
months if their progress has been sat
FOR THIRSTY GARDENS
Windmill Plays Important Part in
Production of Food.
Lack of Timely Rainfall Is Often
Doom of Otherwise Carefully Han
dled and Tended Patch-Con
serve Water Pumped.
That the farm windmill should play
an important part this year in the
great food-production campaign, is the
belief of H. B. Walker, draiuage and
irrigation engineer, Kansas Stute Agri
"The farm windmill should be no
'slacker' this year," said Professor
Walker. "It should be ready day and
night to absorb the energy of the wind
to lift water for thirsty gardens. Luck
of timely rainfall is often the doom of
an otherwise carefully handled and
tended vegetable garden.
"This year the farm garden will be
an important factor in reducing the
cost of living. Accordingly, every pre
caution should be taken to prevent a
failure of the garden crops. In those
areas whore the natural rainfall is not
dependable, some simple method of ir
rigation should be provided."
The farra windmill will serve faith
fully and well in lifting water for Ir
rigation if given an opportunity, Pro
fessor Walker pointed out. .This faith
ful source of farm power, however, will
not save the garden unless the owner
co-operates in conserving the water
pumped. The average windmill lifts
water intermittently and at a slow
rate. Consequently, if the water
pumped is allowed to flow directly onto
the warm, dry soil, a small area only
can be satisfactorily covered. A small
trickling flow does not spread laterally
over the surface of the soil, hut it per
colates deeply into the soil beyond the
reach of the shallow-rooted vegetables.
If the water lifted, on the other
hand, is stored rn tanks, barrels, or
reservoirs, u volum? sufficiently large
can be secured in a surprisingly short
time to effectively irrigate a much
larger area. A barrel of water con
taining 31% gallons will cover a gar
den bed six feet wide by eight feet
long, one inch deep. A quantity of
water even ns small as this, if properly
applied, will greatly help the lettuce
bed or the shallow-rooted radishes. It
is advisable, therefore, to use even
an ordinary barrel for storage, if noth
ing larger is available, in preference to
A reservoir sufficiently large to hold
all of the water the average windmill
can pump in three or four days is
much more desirable.
I MISSOURI PLAN BEST
Carl Vrooman, assistant sec
retary of the United States de-'
partment of agriculture, has
commended the organization
plan adopted by the Missouri ?
College of Agriculture for war- X
crop production. Mr. Vrooman v
said recently, after he had visit- A
ed a number of states, that the j*
plan was the best that had come ?
to his attention. v
HEAD GUARD IS EFFICACIOUS
Prevents Calf From Sucking Mother
and Keeps Cow From Going
Through Wire Fence.
A guard, consisting of two hpnked
bars pivoted in front of the nose and
attached by straps, is very handy to
have around the dairy farm. It pre
vents a calf from sucking its mother;
keeps the cow from going through,
over or under a fence; prevents her
eating Stacked fodder or anything of
that sort. They ure very easily made.
COWS SHOULD BE KEPT CLEAN
Milk Should Be Drawn Into Covered
Pail Which ls Washed and Scalded
After Each Milking.
To keep dirt ?nd bacteria out of
milk, the cows must be kept clean, es
pecially in the region of the udder.
The milk should be drawn into a cov
ered pail which is thoroughly washed
and scalded after each milking. Only
good cleau water should be used for
KINDNESS TO DAIRY CATTLE
Farmer Who Appreciates Good Cows
Will Prosper on Returns From
The farmer, who regards his dairy
cattle as dirty machines that thrive on
abuse, will never make any money in
the dairy business, while the cattle
owner who appreciates good dairy
cows ar.j treats them with kindness
will like farming and will prosper on
the returns from his cows.
Winthrop College $ Scholarship
and Entrance Examination.
The examination for the award
of vacant scholarships in Winthrop
Collage for the admission or new
students will be held at the County
Court House on Friday, July G, at
9 a. m. Applicants must not be
less than lb' years of age. When
scholarships are vacant after July
? they will be awarded to those
making the highest average at this
examination, provided they meet
the conditions governing the
tward. Applicants for scholarships
should write to President Johnson
for scholarship examination blanks.
Th?se blanks properly rilled out by
tue applicant should be tiled with
President Johnson by July I.
Scholarships are worth ?100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 10, HUT. For
further information and catalogue,
address President D. B. Johnson,
Rock Hill, S. C.
Terrible Suffering From Headache,
Sideadhe, Backache, and Weak
ness, Relieved by Cardui,
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Gonzales, Tex.- Mrs. Minnie Phil
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By that time the pain would be so
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and suffered usually about three days
... I suffered this way for three years,
and got to be a mere skeleton and was
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Was not able to go anywhere and had
to let my house work go...I suffered
awful with a pain in my back and I
had the headache all the time. I just
was unable to do a thing. My lifo
was a misery, my stomach got In an
awful condition, caused from taking
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pain. I had just about given up all
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One day a Birthday Almanac was
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its testimonials I decided to try Car
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for I began to improve when on the
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has been permanent for it has been
two years since my awful bad health.
I will always praise and recommend
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Jan. 1st, 1917.
Saves Doctor's Bills
Instead of calomel and other violent purea,
tiver;, which aro dangerous aa well aa nauseating,
it is better to use a reliable medicine like
Oranger Liver Regulator
Under dato of
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and iind_ it to be a
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which haa saved
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would not bo with
Sold by drug:?
gists, 25c ? box.
Ref uso all substi
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