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FoR A SPECIAL TRAIN
Quick Action Is Necessary When
One Is Ordered.
WORK OF THE DISPATCHER.
This Official Has a Complicated Task
In Putting the Special Through
Without Interfering With the Run
ning Time of Other Fast Trains.
Suppose you wished to take a special
trip to any place on the map and the
hour of your sudden resolution was 2
a. m. The chances are against know
ing how to make this masterly movc
at such an unearthly hour. to say noth
ing of knowing how to go about it
during the hours of business. It is
easier than the unitiated possibly may
believe. Of course the principal thing
money, the thing that makes both
e are and the special train go.
The train dispatcher is the official
ho can start the train while his supe
ors are asleep and when a wild eyed
man who has a race against death to
make halfway 'across the contineni
dashes into the station looking for a
train that will make the distance on its
own schedule. What the chief dis
patcher wants to be sure about is the
identity of the applicant for the un
usual privilege and in this connection
whether he is able to pay for a spe
Five thousand dollars in bills will
make the dispatcher feel very much
like ordering out the train. A deposit
of that amount in his hands will un
doubtedly bring the train out in a few
minutes after the order is given. Some
times a call on the telephone to the
residence of a well known citizen who
says he will be responsible for the cost
of the train will answer 'the require
ments of the dispatcher, or the check
of the applicant, if he is a well known
citizen, is a sufficient guarantee. It
can be made large enough to cover the
bill for the special.
In the case of a wealthy man who
will let nothing stand in the way of
eccomplishing his purpose the cost of
the train Is not a previous considera
tion. He simply wants to get to a cer
tain point at a certain time. Getting
there on time is the uppermost thought
in his mind. He paces restlessly up
and down the platform until the train
"backs into the station or on to the sid
ing where he is notified it may be wait
ing,for him. Unless he stipulates that
a private car be used In the train he
will get a Pullman all by himself or
those who accompany him. The use of
a private car costs more, but is pre
ferred by the wealthy patron. When
e- -hing is ready for embarking the
rk of the dispatcher has just begun.
This official must put the special
Sthrough without interrupting seriously
the running time of other fast trains
It takes some ticklish work, for the
other trains must be "cut out" on side
tracks just before the special Is to
pass. In this way the schedules of the
other trains are not broken more than
- a few minutes. The special dashes
past on the right of way, and the regu
lar fast train follows it. Freight trains
using the same track are apt to lie on
the sidings longer than the passengers
because they cannot make distances
between sidings quick enough to cut
out in time to give the special a clear
The man who has paid his good
money for the right to the track does
not expect to be stopped en route, and
It becomes the business of the railway
or railways over which he is racing
against time to afford him all the facil
ities. Usually In case of such an ex
traordinary emergency the railway
takes great pride in making a record
- run and landing its patron at his des
tination in time to accomplish his pur
pose. The best engineers obtainable
and a trustworthy conductor are plac
ed in charge of the equipment of one
engine and one car, for the running Is
at a rate of speed not undertaken in
the passenger service.
Usually the extraordinary passenger
is required to give the railway comn-1
pany some form of release from re-I
sponsibility for loss of life or injury
from accident due to what might be
regarded under ordinary circumstances
-.s a reckless .speed, but~the man who
Is racing to see a. loved wife or daugh
ter or son is always willing to take a
greater risk than at any other time in
his existence. But not only is his own
life, but the lives of the train crew, in
jeopardy during a wild race over the
rails. However, on such an occasion
the whole crew is imbued with the~
excitement and heroic nature of the
fast mission and contribute in every
way to the fulfillment of the errand.
Thousands of dollars have been paid
by private citizens for just such races
with death and sometimes where great
financial crisis is at stake. The rail
way companies, despite the large hono
rariumn received for undertaking such
journeys, are loath to accer t a passen
ger on these conditions. The crisis
must be one that involves remarkable
stress of mind and money. Usually
their acceptance of such great respon
sibility both to the single passenger
as well as thousands of others who
may be using the tracks at the same
te is governed by a great deal of
sentiment-St. Louis Republic.
Constable -Now, gen''men, we'v e
aced these here eloos--the futprints
the hoss an' the futprints o' the
an-to this stump. From here on
ar's only the futprints o' the hoss.
-w the mmestnn Is Wot's beeome o'
A CONTINGENT ASSET.
The Court Didn't Appoint a Receiver
to Administer It.
A woman's way of getting around
trouble, especially her ability to an
swer a question without giving any in
formation, is well known, particularly
to the members ot the bar that have
had occasion to cross words w;th her
on the stand. A woman with a well
developed sense of humor once foiled
the persistent attempt of W. G. Cha
pin, late editor of the American Law
yer, to elicit information In supple
mentary proceedings. He tells the story
of the failure himself.
"I had been admitted to the bar but
a short time and was a fair specimen
of the average theory stuffed, practice
wanting, law school graduate. How
joyously were the commands of the
managing clerk obeyed! Here was the
looked for opportunity to demonstrate]
my ability in the noble art of search
ingly examining a recalcitrant wit
ness, a woman!
"Of the two, I fancy, however, that
it was the lady who was more self
possessed when the proceedings open
ed. She was a dressmaker and had
been sued for debt by a dry goods
firm. The examination dragged its
slow length along, revealing no assets,
until finally came the omnium gathe
rum query asked as a finisher.
"'Have you any property of any
kind or nature, real or personal, or,
any right or interest in property that
you have failed to mention?'
"Perhaps it was my tone she dis
liked. At any rate, her eyes snapped.
'Well, I've got what perhaps you
wouldn't call an interest, but it's a]
most as good. It's an expectation.
Must I answer?"
"'If you please.' I was encouraged.
"'Well, you see, it's this way. I've
got two sisters,-and both of 'em have
married finely. Now, neither one cf
them begins to be as good looking as I
"'Yes.' She had me puzzled.
"'Well, I really don't see why I
shouldn't have the same show.'
"It is needless to say that there was
no receiver appointed to administer
this 'asset.' "-Chicago Record-Herald.
,A CONFIDING CONSTABLE.
The Way He Helped the Housemaid
Repel the Burglars.
A good story is told at the expense
of a constable in rural England. says a
writer in the London Telegraph.
Not long ago a young and pretty
housemaid arrived at the big house of
the neighborhood, and it was observed
that our friend's beat often took him
In that direction. At first she seemed
to resent his advances, but suddenly
she changed altogether, and the course
of true love appeared to run smooth
for a time.
One night he called rather later than
usual. It was dark, and his fair one
greeted him somewhat coolly, he
His doubts, however, disappeared
when she suddenly declared that she
would take him into her confidence.
She had overheard the particulars of
a plot to break into the house and
steal the plate.
"Now, Jim," she said, "here's a
chance for promotion. The burglars
knew where the plate was kept, so
we've shifted it. What I want you to
do is to get into the plate cupboard
and wait till they come and open the
door. Then you'll have 'em."
Jim jumped at the chance and half
an hour later was concealed in the
cupboard. The burglars came, as ex
pected, and promptly got to work.
The constable chuckled to himself as
he heard the muffled whir of a tool on
the outside of the cupboard door, and
he grasped his staff and waited.
After some minutes' waiting he re
solved to take a cautious peep. But
the door was fast, securely screwed on
the outside by the burglars.
When Jim eventually roused the
house and was released from his pris
on the burglars and plate, together
with the pretty housemaid (a confeder
ate), had disappeared. Moreover, the
constable's position took a good deal
of explaining away.
Awkward, but No Chump.
Once there was a pretty woman who
came upon a huge ostrich in the des
"Foolish bird," said the pretty wo
man. "You cover your head with sand
and think you are out of sight."
The huge ostrich laughed.
"My dear madam." he chuckled,
"there is nothing foolish about that.
Don't you cover your head with a hat
decorated with my feathers and think
you are 'out of sight?'"
Moral.-The ostrich is an awkward
bird and eats horseshoes, but he can
hit back in other ways than with his
big feet.-Chicago News.
Oddity of Dreams.
"Nobody ever feels pain in a dream,"
said a psychologist. "Rage, terror. joy,
grief-these emotions stab us as poign
antly in dream as in reality. But
physical pain, no. I have interrogated
2,000 persons, and none of them ever
suffered dream pains. Yet they have
dreamed of dreadful motor accidents,
tortures, death. One young girl, in
deed, dreamed time and again of be
ing eaten alive by cannibals, yet even
in that horrible nightmare she felt no
Got Even With the Clerk.
Mr. Jawback-This- gown is not b,e
coming to you, anfd it is ('exesive.
Why did you huy it? Mrs.Jawbek
Because the clerk looked as if he
thought I thought I couldn't afford it.
LANGUAGE UOF MUSIC.
The Manner In Which It Appeals to
the Human Heart.
To those musical agnostics who deny
to music any beauties save those of
design and maintain that of itself it
cannot express ideas and feelings Red
fern Mason makes appropriate reply.
But there is another side to the pic
ture. What was It that made George
II. rise in his place when they sang
the "Hallelujah" chorus, thereby set
ting an example which is followed to
this day? What was it in the finale
of the fifth symphony that drew the
Napoleonic veteran to his feet with the
exclamation, "The emperor?" What
sanctity in the Ambrosian bymns
moved St Augustine to tears?
During the' wars of the French rev
olution it was forbidden. on pain of
death, to play the "Ranz des Vaches"
in the hearing of the Swiss soldiers,
for so acute a longing for home did it
bring upon them that they deserted in
hundreds. Are we to think that there
was no virtue in the music itself and
that the effect produced was the out
come of purely accidental circum
The Austrian government forbade
Berlioz to play the "Rackoezy" march
at Budapest, fearful of its effect on
the inflammable Rungarians. Was the
fire of patriotisimkindled by the mere
knowledge that the melody symbolized
Hungary, or did the notes speak with
tongues of flame?-Atlantic Monthly.
A LION HUNT.
Usually a Case In Which Hunters
Goad/the Game Into Combat.
There is a distinction in Africa be
tween ordinary lions and "man eat
ers," says T. R. MacMechen in Mc
Clure's Magazine. The ordinary lion
does not willfully attack man. The
presence of lions roaming at night on
the veldt is not disturbing to any na
tive nor to whites who have come to
understand the beast. Persons return
Ing to their camps after nightfal! do
not notice the roaring of lions or thc.
cries of leopards or hyenas.
It Is seldom that people beit upen
domestic errands carry weapons in the
darkness, although at night the veldt
of British East Africa is alive with
roaming beasts, Nhich may be heard
from the verandas of the houses.
Lions give the passing man a wide
berth, day or night, when it is appar
ent that he means no mischief. An
ordinary lion, even when wounded.
will try flight before fight. When its
escape is disputed It will, especially if
wounded, try to maul its enemy with
teeth and claws.
A lion hunt is usually a chase in
which the hunters goad the game into
combat. Once a lion has tasted human
blood, however, it is no more afraid of
man, but learns that he is the weak
est of animals and the choicest of
meat- Such a lion is known as a man
eater because now he hunts man.
One of Lord Carmarthen's future
constituents once asked the youthful
candidate his opinion upon some ab
struse question of which he knew
nothing. "Let him alone!" cried an
other derisively. "Don't you see he's
nothing but a baby?7" "What do you
think?" reiterated his inquirer, heed
less of the interruption and deter
mined to have an answer. "I think,"
said Lord Carmarthen, with ready wit,
"that it is high time for all babies to
be in bed," and so saying he gathered
up his papers and disappeared from
Again-and this last anecdote is so
well known as to have become well
nigh historical-at a crowded meeting
just before his election, he was inter
rupted by the question, "Does your
mother know you're out?" "Yes, she
does," was the instant retort, "and by
Tuesday night she will know I'm in."
His prophecy proved correct, and he
headed the poll by a large majority.
A Batch of Bulls.
An Irishman .excused himself from
going to church by saying he had such
an excellent telescope that with it he
could bring the church so near he
could hear the organ playing.
It was Pat who observed, after
watching two men shoot at an eagle
and kill it, that they might have saved
the powder and shot, as the fall alone
would have killed the bird.
And it was Pat again who, telling a
story as original and being informed
by one of his auditors that he had
read it in the translation of a Latin
work, cried out: "Confound those an
cients! They are always stealing one's
The Real Scrap.
Two muscular individuals were ham
mering at each other in the ring.
"Horrible!" ejaculated a tender heart
"Horrible nothing," said a regular
patron. "If you want to see a real scrap
get next to them when they divide the
in a Safe Place.
"We have a man in this prison who
never tried to escape," declared the
"What's he in for?" inquired the vis
"Bigamy," replied the head keeper.
Recipe For Goodness.
Half of the wickedness of life is
owing to misery. Make a man happy
and he is good. He revives like a flow
er refreshed by the dew of heaven;
he becomes sanguine, enthusiastic,
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Every one who wants it can
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as the prices are.very low.for
these beautiful creations.
COME AND SEE US.
A number of gentlemen, residing in Newberry County, and desirous of
imroving the stock of Newbierry County, have formed themsenms in'C a
copany, known as The Carolina Stoek Breeders Association. The As.so
ction are offering the sercees of their richly colored staa:-d-l bred h3rse
i$25.00, to insure a cot The pedigree of this horse is as follows:
CERTIFICATE No. 65,123.
THE TROTTING STANDARD.
AMERICAN TROTTING REGISTER.4
OFFICIA L CERTIFICATE.
This is to ertify that Prince Cecilian, 41558, has been duly registered
sstandard under Rule 1, in Vohune XVII, of The American Trotting Re
iter, and the pedigree can there be traced in the following form:
458: Prince Cecilian, (1) brh foaled 1903; by' Cecilian Chief, 33698,
dam Condula, by Princeps, 536; grandam Miss Fanny, by Hamlet,.
160, etc. ( See Condula, Vol. V.) Bred by J.. G. Cecil, Danville, Ky.
Cecilian Chief, 33,698LayNret,21
C4ndu5a Princeps, 536
C o d l . . . . .(. , M iss F a n n y
iven under my hand and seal at Chicago, Ill1. this 29th day of March,
(. 96Signed) Frank E. Best, Registrar.
his horse will be fou.nd at the feed and livery stable of Mr. B. T. Bishop,
wh has full charge and management. This is such a rare opportunity to
bain the services of a highly bred animal at such a reasonable price
ht it is deemed unnecessary' to say more than to invite those wishing to
rase colts to an inspection of this animal.
THE NEWBERRY SAVINGS DANK.
apital $50,000 - - - Surplus $80,000
No Matter How Small ite Matter How Large,
The Newberry Savings Bank
krili give it careful attention. This message
ppies to the men and the women alike.
AS. McINTOSH. i. E. NORWOOD;