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I n Cab of Doon
Thc following Btory, written by
.Jacob "Waldeck, who rode in the en
gine cab of the Twcutieth Century
Limited, will be of especial interest,
ni?ee it was this same train which was
destroyed in the frightful wreck at
"It will be the ride of your life,"
said thc high official as he handed
out a letter authorizing the bearer to
ride in the cab of the engine on
that flying initial trip of the Lake
Shore's eighteen hour flyer to New
It proved to be the ride of the life
of everybody that made that time
killing, record-breaking trip.
The engine ride was made from Elk
hart to Cleveland, over two divisions
of the road. It meant four hours in
the cab, mostly in daylight, but in
cluding an additional touch of excite
ment that came from flying over the
rails in thc dark.
Somehow tho engine took on an ap
pearance different from other engines
when the bearer of the letter from
headquarters climbed into thc cab at
Elkhart. It seemed to be more than
a mere machine. In tho majesty of
itB power, groomed and primed for thc
race, it almost appeared to be a thing
of life. It was like a thoroughbred
waiting for the word.
John Gulmyer was thc engineer and
ft. H. Dunemeir was tho fireman.
Both live in Elkhart. The engineer
is s veteran and he looked the part.
He was grizzled, deliberate in action
and slow in speech, but giving the im
pression of ono who knew II?B busi
ness every minute and at all angles.
Dunemier was sleuder and wiry and
he kept the engine keyed up every
inch of the way.
The run to Toledo was 1311 miles.
The last 71 miles of this distance,
Butler to Toledo, was a straight and
level stretch of track.
Just before the engine pulled out
-of Elkhart a man brought to Gulmyer
this cheerful message:
"You can go through stations ahead
of time aud get to Toledo ahead of
Gulmyer's faoe lighted with pleas
ure. His sohedule was a mile a min
ute, but he knew it would be beaten.
"We will hold our own to Kendal
ville,'' (42 milos,) he said, "and be
yond that I will puen her along. We'll
get there io good time."
The way he said "good time" meant
plainly enough a "busted" sohedule.
"She can stand a little more
water," suggested Fireman Dune
emeir. She was given a little more
water and then some ooah Opening
of the furnace door filled the cab with
"It'll be oooler when we get under
way," said Dunemeir, reassuring
Within a few seconds of starting
time Gulmyer got ready for business.
? One hand was cn the throttle and
in the other ho held his watch.
There was a piping whistle as tho con
ductor gave the starting signal and
she was off at the instant. In a few
minutes Elkhart had faded away and
the engine was booming along at the
60-mile-an-hour clip called for by the
Goahen was reaohed in thirteen
minutes. A monster sign at a race
track there set forth Audubon
Boy had covered a mile in 2.03 3 4.
Fine time, of oonrse, but not impres
sive as seen from the cab. Gulmyer
was nipping out two miles in the timo
given on the sign, and, a little further
along, he crowded three miles into
Audubon's record for a mile.
A gale blew through ?he cab. Tho
engineer leaning from tho window,
was a heroic figure. His grayish hair
streamed in the wind and his "jump
er" assumed balloon-like proportions,
Dunemeir with bare head and his shirt
open at the throat, was trying to sat
isfy the everlasting desire of the f ur
nace for coal.
East of Greshan the train hit a
nine mile grade. The engine tugged
and struggled ae though it would
shake off the dragging oars and make
some real speed. A little beyond the
rise a mile was covered in 51 seconds.
The big engine was swaying; not
enough to be unsteady, bnt enough to
give some thrills to a layman.
The men on a passenger train going
west on the second traok waved a sa
lute. The waving began half a mile
away ?nd didn't ooneist of more than
two or three waves because in a few
seconds the flyers had passed. .
A glistening white streak was seen
between the rails ahead.
"We'll take wa^er - there," exclaim
ed the firemen. In ? few moments a
?coop connecting with the water tank
/Was dropped into the trough. There
was no slackening cf speed, and tat a
mlle a minute it Soon became appar
ent that a traie can take on a lot of wa*
ned !Fast Flyer.
ter in a very short time. Besides the
tender, there wa^ a tremendous cloud
of i-pray. A few moments later water
began Fquirling out of the top of the
Near Kendallville was a sharp
curve and a view of thc track beyond
wa? hidden by a hill. Now, if any
body thinks its fun to approach a
curve of thin sort at SH feet a second
or so, when he don't know what is to j
bc found beyond, he wants to try it.
In this particular case it happened
that there lay beyond the curve a long
stretch of straight, level track. A
chaoge in the motion of tho engine
told of increased speed. Gulmyer
arose to coax even more speed from
the engine and there was a ready re- ?
sponse. Five miles wero covered in
four minutes, or at the rate of 75
miles an hour.
Looking straight ahead the track
seemed to be rushing towards thc
train. As the rails and ties disap
peared under the engine the sensation*
of the tenderfoot in the oab was (some
thing like flying or riding a cannon
ball or using some such swift means
of moving along. Meadows and
groves went by a swimming mass of
After Butler, Ind., there was a
Btraight-away course for Toledo. Gul
myer wno on his feet again forcing the
utmost bit of power from the engine.
The engine swayed and tossed as it
torc along. The wind swept through
tho car windows in a perfect hurri
cane. There was a hissing, roaring
sound that was deafening.
A stretch of 18 miles down grade
waB covered at the rate of 8F> miles an
hour. A smile of satisfaction ap
peared on Gulmyer's grim faoe.
"This is going some," yelled I>un
emicr, barely succeeding in making
himself heard above the raokct.
Yes, it was going some. It was fly
Glaring white mile posts became
more and more frequent. There was
a feeling of exhilaration that wa9 tem
pered by an occasional oinder that
found its way into the cab. These
oinders were numerous, but ridiog in
like on the wind, they had a way of
Btinging like hornets.
Just outside of Toledo, thc engine
was shut down a bit. There was a
run of six miles in eight minutes.
Then the train went rattling through
the yards. Switohes there took on an
ugly look. They looked like traps set
in the traok to wreck.
The train swung into the crowded
station, the distance from Elkhart
having been oovered at the rate of 71
miles an hour. Scores of people hur
ried forward to congratulate Gulmyer.
He paid little heed to hurrah. He
felt that the great performance was
nothing extraordinary. They had
told him to put the train through in
quiok timo and he had done it. That
There was a change cf engine at
Toledo. Engineer C. C. Robertson
and Fireman O. H. White were
charged with the duty of getting the
train to Cleveland in time that would
be a credit to the Lake Shore. From
Toledo to Cleveland is 108 miles. The
sohedule gave Robertson 125 minutes
in which to make the trip. He made
it clear that he needed no suoh an ex
travagant allowance of time. They
told him that the way was olear and
he might hurry along and get to
Cleveland as soon as he oared to.
Robertson was strong, compactly
built and aggressive, and proceeded
in a business-like way to get ready for
the run. White was tall, broadehoul
dered and clean-cut as an athlete.
To protect his eyes tho engineer
wore automobile goggles. When the
word was given she was off like a
racer. Tho yards were olear and the
train sailed through Toledo at express
speed. Beyond the town it hit up a
16-hour-to-New York clip.
It was dusk, but crowds were ont to
see the train. They waved hats and
handkerchiefs. Probably they oheer
ed some, too, but nothing of the sort
oould be heard in the oab.
White worked like a nailer, with
the reault that the dial on the steam
guage hovered steadily between 195
ead 200 pounds. At intervals he
pulled down a hose and soused the
cab floor and the coal pile. The cab
of the flyer locomotive is no summer
Oak Harbor was reached three min
utes ahead of the schedule, and the
engine hammered on at a rate that in
sured bigger gains farther ?long.
Robertson kept ? keen . sud steady
lookout for the signala that gave him
the right of way. The throttle was
wide open and tho fifine sailed along
steady as a dook.
Port Clinton was reached 4 min?tes
ahead of time. There are some sharp
curves along there, but nobody noticed,
any slackening of ?peed.
"Hold on," was the word at one of
them. Thc warning was timely
enough in view of the lurch with
which the engine hit the turn.
Across Sandusky bay the train sped
almost at the water edge.
At Sandusky depot there was a
large throng. The train, though,
dusted by at the rate of 70 miles an
hour. There was no disrespect to
Sandusky in the go by, but Rob
ertson was io a hurry to get to Cleve
Darkness set in and there was a
blinding Hash of light. Water was
taken on the fly and lhere was another
exhibition of a moving Niagara Falls.
Signal lights gleamed along the track.
Never before had it seemed that
green and white were such friendly
colors. With the train moving at
close to 70 miles an hour, there was
no yearning for red. When there was
a glimpse of the latter in Bwitch yards
it was suggestive of blood and trou
ble. All along the main track,
though, there was a steady lice of
the friendly lights that seemed to be
beckoning on the flyer.
The train now straightened out for
the run into Cleveland. There was a
bewilderiug mpss of lights when thc
city was Anally reached, but the ones
that concerned Robertson all indicated
a clear track. When he struck the
down grade west of the city he kept a
Would the drawbridge over the
river be elosed for the train?
It was a time of anxiety because
with a vessel passing through the
draw there would be a delay of 10
minutes probably more. All the
time that had been gained in the
magnificent rua from Toledo would be
A system of signals had been ar
ranged so that Robertson would get
ample warning whether the way was
clear. lIo leaned forward eagerly,
watching for thc sign.
At last ho saw it.
A white light.
Ile settled back satisfied, and tho
train boomed along at the high rate
that had been maintained.
Skimming through the yard, over
rattling switches and among trains
thal had been anchored to make way
the flyer rolled into the union station
20 minutes ahead of time.
? Jilted Man Triumphs.
Mrs. Winkins Freeman, tho novel
ist, nodded toward an angular woman
of forbidding aspeot at a tea.
"You would hardly believe," she
said, "that she was once a very beau
tiful girl. And she was as vain and
selfish as she WBB beautiful. She jilt
ed three desirable young men in two
"She had, I suppose, a good time
while her beauty lasted. Now her
beauty is gone, and she is alone in
the world-a hard, cruel old woman,
with a bitter tongue.
"And if she onoe triumphed over
men, mou now, if they are vindictive
and cruel enough, may triumph over
"Ono of the men she jilted was
sufficiently cruel and vindictive for
such a triumph. She met him a few
years ago and said:
" 'Let me see; was it you or your
brother who proposed to me when I
was a girl?'
" I don't know, madam,' the man
answered. ? 'Probably it was my fath
er.' " _ m ^_
HAY FEVER FOR 27 YEARS.
Well Known New England Woman
Cured of Hay Fever-Cure Was
The thousands of discouraged peo
ple who dread the approach of Bum
mer because they have hay fever
and cannot find any relief from it,
will read with interest and gratitude
the following ?talement from Helen
S. Williams of Mansfield, Mass.
"For 27 years, from the month of
August until heavy frost, I have been
afflicted with hay fever, growing
worse and worse eaoh hear, until of
late years I was unable to attend to
my work during that period.
"Last summer I fortunately gave
Hyomei a trial, and 1 am happy to
say that entirely oured me, and. I
have had no occurrence of tho dis
Breathe the germ-killing and heal
ing balsams of Hyomei and get rid of
your hay fever.
The complete outfit costs but $1,
extra bottles 50 cents. Evans Phar
macy agree to refund the money to
any hay fever sufferer who uses Hyo
mei without benefit.
- E. G. Billingsley, vice president
of the West Construction company,
of Chattanooga, was shot in Darling
ton by Joe Brook, a finishing smith of
the same concern. The company is
building the sewerage system in Dar
lington. The wound ie in the jaw,
ana is not considered serious. Brook
was reprimanded about spme work,
whereupon he drew a revolver and
firod several shots.
'-There ismore fun in tho preli
minary engagement, than there is in
tho first do mes ti o battle.
" -f A widow never calls for help
when v a. man attempts to kiss her.
It ia usually thc man who needs
A Bold Bad Book Agent.
One day an enterprising agent who
had informed himself approached a
Mr. Smith with the interested sug
'"Now, Mr. Smith, I kuow that to
day is your wedding anniversary.
Don't you want to give Mrs. Smith
a handsome Iiiblc as an anniversary
present? I can let you have today a
beautiful fifteen dollar Bible for five
After some discussion Mr. Smith
took the Bible. Just here the plot
thickens. The book-agent pocketed
the proceeds, then promptly ran up
to Mr. Smith's house, called for Mrs.
Smith, and asked if she wouldn't like
to raak' ber husband a present of a
floe ?J.ble on this anniversary. He
said that as he was anxious to dis
pose of all his books before going
to Cleveland at BIZ o'clock, he would
sacrifice a beautiful fifteen dollar
Bible for five dollars. After some
hesitation Mrs. Smith bought the
When Mr. Smith reached home
that evening and presented his wife
with a large package containing an
anniversary gift she went into the
next room and produced its mate.
Tableau! Smith vowed vengeance
with all the heat of a warm disposi
tion. However there was a fine festal
supper waiting, so he contented him
self for thc present with a t?l?phonie
appeal to one Lewis Johnson, a near
"Lewis," he urged, "I want you to
hurry down to the station and stop
a book-agent who is going to Cleve
land at six o'clock. I must see him
befdre he leaves town. You just
hold him until I can fioish supper and
get there." Then he gave a brief
description of the man and rushed
back to his supper.
The good Lewis hopped on a pass
ing car and swept down upon the
book-agent just as the train pulled in.
"See here," he explained, "Smith
says that he must see you and that
you are to wait over a train for him."
"Sorry; I'd like to oblige him, but
it's impossible. I'm due in Cleveland
at eight-thirty and have got to get
there. But I know what Mr. Smith
wants. He was thinking of buying
a Bible of mine for his wife's anni
versary present. It's really a hand
some book, whioh I usually Bell for
fifteen dollars, but as it is the laet
one I have, I offered it to him for five
dollars" (producing the Bible.) "He
was to let me know if he wanted it.
Couldn't you take it to bim, as I
can't possibly wait? He'd be disap
pointed not to have it, I know."
The obliging Lewis thereupon hasti
ly produced five dollars for the agent,
acquired the Bible, and with the heat
intentions in the world trotted back to
the Smiths with the book.
Seoond tableaul Fortunately their
sense of humor saved the situation,
and with chastened spirits they dis
play all three hooks of Holy Writ to
How He Knew the Size.
A man who had recently become
engaged to a oharming young girl, Bays
Harper's Weekly, ohanoed to be in a
fashionable shop when his eye caught
a glimpse of a jeweled belt that seem
ed to him an acceptable gift for his
fiancee. He asked a derk to place
an assortment of the belts on the
"LadieB* belts?" queried the po
lite salesman. "Certainly, sir; what
The yonng man blushed; "Real
ly," ho stammered, "I don't know."
And he. gazed about him hopelessly
for m moment or so. Finally a happy
thought appearod to strike him:
"Can't you let me have a yardstick
for a moment?" he asked. The yard?
stick being forthcoming, he placed it
along the side of his* arm from shoul
der to wrist. Then, looking up st the
derk, he exclaimed triumphantly,
- A man begins to be old when,
no matter how orazy he is over a wo
man, he ean't sit out in the moonlight
with her without worrying about
whether he is catching odd.
You've got to be pretty noisy
about your religion to make people be
lieve you mean it.
- A woman asks questions BO as to
argue with you if you answer them
and to be mad, with you if you don't.
- The money a man spends in
drinking and smoking would buy
something else just as foolish and
muoh less enjoyable.
- If people had to work as hard
performing their duty as they do get
ting their fun, the whole world would
go on strike.
- People call a man a good fel
low as long as he lets thom impose on
- The time a woman has faith in a
maa ia when she suspects nobody else
- About the time ac amateur gar
den gets ready to yield anything it all
goes to seed suddenly.
- The reason married men don't go
looking for trouble the way bache
lors do is they have all they want at
ho ai e.
r-Ee who praises men and flatters*
Women his many friends.
THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.
Sailors Say There's No Luck In a 8hip
That Has Seen lt.
New islands at times rise up from
and fall hack into the ocean. Au
island suddenly came to light off the
coast of Sicily, remained for two
months and as quickly disappeared.
Sabrina, near the Azores, retired
from public life before it was fairly
charted. The gulf of Mexico has
witnessed thc advent and subsidence
?.f small islands. These upheavals
of the bcd of thc ocean suggest all
sorts of mysteries connected with
the unknown depths. An uncanny
experience is related in the Pall
Our ship was out twenty-three
days from Manila to the Sandwich
Islands. It was a silent, dead black
night. The lead showed deep sea.
Suddenly we felt as if we had
grounded. The mate suggested a
sunken wreck, but the skipper stuck
to the theory of earthquake. Sub
sequent events showed that he waa
Daybreak revealed a low and
misty sky. We lay as if becalmed
in the midst of an oily sea, strangely
discolored in patches. Suddenly the
water trembled. I can use no other
word. The ship rolled, and in the
distance rose a huge, balloon shaped
mass of vapor, steam or smoke.
There was not the slightest sound,
but a long line of chafing water
stretched across the streaky calm
ness. Then thc vapor settled over
all, and we could hear but not see
the seething and pouring water all
about us. The captain ordered a
bucketful to be drawn up. It was
hot and smelled like gas works.
"H'm!" remarked the skipper as
he sniffed it. "They're poking up a
new continent. I wish we were out
The air grew more oppressive ev
ery moment. The vessel gave a gen
tle side roll, and word was passed
that we were aground. Over went
tho lead and came up covered with
blue, oozy mud. We were wallowing
in sludge, thc darkness was pall
like and the atmosphere suffocating
ly close. Then the air was rent with
reports awful to hear in that black
ness. There were three of the deaf
ening, roaring blasts, and all was
When the light came, red and un
natural, a strange sight met our eyes.
It was as if the bottom of the Pa
cific was laid bare. We were help
less in a sea of thick mud. The sul
phur fumes were choking, and we
had to take refuge below. Hour
after hour wc gasped, facing thc
probability of death by suffocation.
Suddenly we felt that we were afloat.
Whatever the bank of mud that held.
UR, it had disappeared, and after a
time we made our way out of the
When we reached Honolulu tho
crew deserted. "There's no luck in
a ship that has seen the bottom of
the sea," they said.
A Boy Bee Eater.
A boy bee eater is described by
the Rev. Gilbert White as having
lived in the neighborhood of Sel
borne. He was weakminded and is
said to have passed the winter doz
ing by the fire in a half torpid state,
but when the bees and wasps reap
peared he also woke to active life
and hunted them constantly for
food: He had no fear of their
stings, which, however, he extracted
before sucking their bodies, as was
his custom. He made himself a
nuisance to the beekeepers about
by robbing the hives Of their in
mates/ even sometimes overturning^
the sleeps for the sake of getting at'
the bees. Mr. White pictures this
human bee eater as "lean, sallow and
of cadaverous complexion," and says
that, he died before attaining man
hood. His morbid, appetite was
therefore undoubtedly the outcome
of disease.-London Globe.
Tho Word "Ci0ar."
The word "cigar" is believed to
come from the Spanish cigarra,
meaning a grasshopper, and at first
the significance and propriety of tho
term seem questionable. But in
Spanish a garden was cigarral, or
the place where the grasshopper
sang. Tobacco was usually grown
ina cigarral, and when the leaves
were rolled up and brought to a
! guest the host, specially to? recom
; mend the product, was careful to
state that it was grown in his own
i cigarral. Thus the word which
' means grasshopper came, in a modi
! fied form, to be applied to the hab
itat of the grasshopper and finally
to the cigar, whose material was
He had been calling at intervals
for five years, and one night when
he and the young lady were seated
m u sc'C'luuG'u corn-"r of thc di'?tv&ng
room the front ?oor bell Tang. ?
. "Oh, bother/' cried the young
man; "better tell the servant j -ra
"Shall ? hot tell her to say Fm en
??ffed?" asked the girl shyly. And
before ?nother quarter of an hour
had passed abe wai.
: ; ' ' ? na ?"? tmi ' . . '
- A soeieiy woman says th at men
probably quit canning their wives be
caune other men do , it>o much more
- ftis is the season when tho wise
restaurant patron passes up the scram
bled ogg. v/^-ii'/'jHBHBB
- Every girl imaginas Bbe possesses,
all the qualifications necessary in.aa
- A woman would- rather talk to a
disagreeable man than libttn to
The Kind Vom Have Always Bought, and -which has been
iii urie for over SO years, has borne the signature of*
- and has been made under his per?
.j^y1 sonal supervision since its infancy?.
, (<%?cJu&t Allow no one to deceive you In this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and ?? Just-as-good" are but?
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of*
Infants and Children-Experience against Experiment*.
What is CASTORIA
?astoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Fare*
gor ic, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It?
contains neither Opium? Morphine ncr other Narcotic*
-substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
?nd allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and 'Wind.
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food? regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep?
The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend?
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Beare the Signature of
The Kind You Haye Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
TMK CENTAUR COMPANY, YT MURRAY STRICT, NCW TORN dmr.
Olflft Bil Cilia Uti
This Establishment has been Selling
IN ANDERSON for more than forty years. During all that time competitors
have come and gone, but we have^remained right here. Wo have always sold
Cheaper than any others, and during those long years we have not had one dis
satisfied customer. Mistakes will sometimes occur, and if at any time we
found that a customer wa3 dissatisfied, we did not rest until we had made him
satisfied. This policy, rigidly adhered to, has made us friends, true and laot
ing, and we oan say with pride, but without boasting, that we have the confi
dence of the people of this section. We have a larger Stock of Goods thin*
season than we have ever had, and we pledge you our word that we have never*
sold Furniture at as olose a margin of profit as we are doing now. This ie?
proven by the fact that we are selling Furniture not only all over Anderson?
County but in every Town in the Piedmont section. Come and see us. Tour
parents saved money hy baying from us, and you and your children oan save
money by buying hore too. Wo carry EVERYTHING in the Furniture line?,
C. P. TOLLY & SON. Depot Street,
The Old Reliable Furniture Dealers
A LONG LOOK AHEAD
A man thinks it is when the matter of life
insurance suggests itself-hut circumstan
ces of lato have shown how life bongo by a
thread when war, flood, hurricane and fire
suddenly overtakes you, and the only way
to be sure that your family is protected in
case of cala* %ity overtaking you is to in*
sure in a soLd Company lilce
The Mutual Benefit Life Ins. Go.
Drop in and see us about it.
SI. m. MATTISON,
Peoples' Bank Building, ANDEREON, O 8.
ARMOUR'S GUANO AND ACID.
ALSO, COTTON SEED MEAL.
If yon want 'High Grade Goods we will bs glad to sell yon?
Splendid line of-r
FL?TJTR, COFFEE, TOBACCO,
OATS AND OORN.
We want your trade.
Fresh Shipment just in-all the varieties that
grow well ia this section. / trait S?m-W?Sfc
. . . :
Jar Tops and ^ - - - >
? Phone 182. . \
. 'DE3STTIST. ".
Office over Farmers and Sfc?nh^ta Bank, Anderson? ?, C.