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vestors In tho states had become discouraged
and the cost of labor had advanced.
But a hurricane came to tho
rescue. Two ships loaded with gold-seekers
were forced to anchor near
Manzanlllo Island and tho passengers
paid the company a handsome sum to
carry them to Gatun in work cars. The
nowe that the road had carried moro
than a thousand passengers reached
New York and funds again flowed into
the coffers of the company.
As the work progressed passengers
were hauled longer and longer,
and boforetho line was completed
the receipts from passengers
and freight were considerably above
$2,000,000. The lost rails were laid
tho night of January 27, 1855, and the
next day the first train passed clear
across the Isthmus from tho Atlantic
to the Pacific. Tho entire cost ot the
road up to December 31, 1858, had
been something less ''than $8,000,000
and Its gross earnings in the samv
time were a little more than that sum.
The rat across the isthmus was put
at $25 gold, being Intended to bo to a
certain extent prohlbitlvo until they
could get things Into good running order,
but so groat was the
travel that the raio was not reduced
for moro than twenty years. Soon after
Its opening tho road began to declare
24 per cent, dividends, and at
one tlmo Its BtocEc went up to 350.
In the 'GO's thc,company fell on hard
times. It Vost much of its freight
was held up by thopolltlelans In
Bogota and then suffered by tho completion
of the Union Pacific railroad.
Next Russell Sage and others like blm
got control of tho directorate and
wrecked the road. When de Lesseps
came over to dig a anal his company
bought up the stock and used the road
to help in its work.
Then In 1904 the United States
bought out the French company and
also acquired tho railway and so it
became tho first American road to be
owned by tho government. So economically
and efficiently has it been
conducted since. then that it Is cited
as nn argument for the government
ownership of all our railways.
The building of the canal and especially
the creation of the artificial Gatun
lake made necessary the relocation
of the Panama railroad along
most of Jts route. The old roadbed
now is under water for much of the
way, the old line still in use being only
about seven miles in length, from Colon
to JUlnifl and from Corozal to Panama.
From Mlndl to Gatun the grade
ascends to 95 feet above tide level.
From Gatun tho road runs east until It
1b four and a half miles from the
canal, and then south again on great
ombankmentB across the Gatun valley.
Along this stretch passengers obtain
an unusual view. Because ot the
construction of the Gatun dam across
the channel of the Chagres river, the
Chagres: valley, and all Its: txibutarr
valleya. hare, been converted into a
lake with an area of about 164 square
miles. The Gatun valley la one of
these drowned arms and as the train
crosses, wide stretches of water are to
be seen on both sides of the track.
Down below the surface are still visible
the tops of giant trees that have
been killed by submergence, and along
the edges of the lake tho tallest and
hardiest of the trees reach thlr dead
limbs above the waters. Hero and
there Is a pretty little island that not
long ago was the summit of a hill, and
the shore line Is most picturesquely
broken up by capes, peninsulas and
From Monte Llrlo the line skirts the
shore of tho lake to the beginning of
the Culebra cut at Bos Obispo. Originally
It was intended to carry the railroad
through tho Culebra, cut on a 40-foot
beam along the east side, ten feet
above water level, but this plaA was
knocked out by the slides and breaks.
The line was carried around Gold Hill
to a distance of two mites from tho
canal until It reached the Pedro Miguel
valley, down which it runs to
Paralse and the canal again. Thence
it runs almost parallel with the channel
to Panama. There are two big
steel bridges on the line. One, near
Monte Llrlo, has"'a center lift span to
permit acceaB to the upper arm of Gatun
lake; the other, a quarter of a
mile long, across the Chagres river at
Gamboa. The total cost of building
the new line of the railway was $8,866,-392.
In addition, a large sum has been
expended In Increasing the terminal
Of course, even after' the canal is
opened, the railway will bare a good
deal ot business, transporting people
aad Roods between Colon and Panama.
'and serving tbe heeds'of the operating
terces of the" canal. Bat Its days of
glory have departed, ai)d J. A. Splth,
the American 'who has beet Its el"J-
slant general superlntesdaiit. I
niHngUbat fact, has relgMd(and jr$4
twaed to the v
4 .A.W ' I THK NayCMto 6, 1913,
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the highest ideals in plated ware are assured in
spoons, forks, and fancy serving pieces bearing the
renowned trade mark
1847 ROGERS BROS.
There are various makes of silver-plated tableware
which are claimed to be "just as good," but, like all
imitations, they lack the beauty and wearing quality
identified with the original and genuine 1847 ROGERS BROS.
ware,popularlyknown as "Sifoer Plate that Wears. "
Sold by leading dealers everywhere. Send for
catalogue "CL," showing all designs.
Iateraalkmal Silver Co., mhidMVt"iaco.. Meridei, Com.
(De I.- (I friii last wee!c.
Frank James has moved to Livingston
county and will run a sawmill
Quite a bunch of our boys reported
for work on the road Wednesday, but
ttoe rain drove them in.
James J.. LaRua has been sick for
the past week.
The O'possum orop seems to be a
good one this season. Jim Mahan has
37 large fat ones in one pen.
Everybody is cleaning up his shot
gun, gettiag ready for the birds November
Lan Harpending and Elzie Wring, of
Marion, spent Saturday night and
Sunday in this section.
E. K, Summers has rented his farm
to James DUss and will move to Marion
fur the benefit of the school.
Mrs. Fannie Davin, of St. Louis,
Mo., it) visiting her sister, Mrs. Mary
The (iHgl luorS r (Vs., mines
on trie t ymond Uabb place, reports
tne ncicest d iik f of the district. Austin
Gut i, th in charge,
niiu shot that broke 90 tons of
honesh.il, tn.twas, Ass.
Antiivv Whiltr ii.n pjrcnnted n
iu in n hv Mex'co m d w.il muvv to it
feu'on. Ctrtil Wutsoit, nf varr.iville,
wih m.ivc wiictu Mr. Whealer lives.
This :t ll.e candi lates' last e:; at.d
tnuy irc certainly goinjj some.
Ken H .vaid, f Laririt, Wyo., who
has in i.i visiting his pareiitn, Mr. and
Mrs. F. Howard, his returned home.
Prrt.ver meeting at Ne.v Sdlem every
phtVjtMk J ictive at Seventy
yMany people at seventy
'attribute their good
health to SCOTT'S
EMULSION because its
1 body-power, and because
It is devoid of drugs or stimulants.
Scott & Bowne. Bloom6eld, N. J. 13-22
(Delayed from last week.)
1W, Hvde has just closed a two
weeks' meeting in our town. It resulted
in a large number of converts
and additions to the church:
So far, not a single clew has been
found that could throw any light upon
the mysterious robbery of Ed Parry's
store. Mr. Perry has the sympathy of
the entire neighborhood in this ill
Joieph Foster was in the Rosebud
vicinity Friday on business.
The Howerton boys have gone back
to the bottoms to gather their crop.
Finny Moore, of W.aduonville, has
43 At last we have a razor good enough to
JjShomaiate's Tiangsten $2.7S
IM. r ssSSBss, iTT n rwT in I'll
and ohqpc? jp f:t osy lace
fo.i salc by .
J S. H. Matthevs.
moved into u vei n.uiu n . vi
on.rtH nf i tmm ncr
Several of our young psople art
attending Sugar Grove meeting.
Willie Brown, of Shady Grove, was
Miss Elva Roberts left Saturday for
Oakman, Okla., where she will .begin
work Monday as principal of that
school. Miss Elva holds dovvii 9o.0L
position there. For years she was one
of the best teachers in this county
and we find that the West has rtcug
inized her ability in the educations'
field. She was accompaniei by thi
Misses Duvall, who will spend tne
winter there teaching.
Mado A New Man Of Him.
"I was suffering from pain in my .
stomach, head and back," writes II. ;
T. Aton. Raleieh. N. C"and my
1 1 iver and kidneys did not work right, ;
Due four bottles of .Electric fitters
made me feel like a new man.
PRICE 50 CTS. AT ALL D.RUQ STORES
All persons holding claims
against Mrs. Polk Langsden
Green Jec'd will present them
to me, properly proven, on or
before Nov 10th. or be forever
barred. Those knowing them
selves indebted to the deceased
will come forward promptly and
U. G. Hughes,
A TEXAS WONDER
The Twas Vronfar carer Kldwy
and Bladder Troubles, removing gravel,
cures diabetes, weak and lame
backs, rheumatism and all irregularis
ies of kidneys and bladder in both
men and women. Regulates bladder
troubles in children. If not sold by
your druggist, will be sent by mail on
receipt of $1.00. One small bottle is
two months' treatment, and seldom
fails to perfect a cure. Send for testimonials
from this and other states.
Dr. E. W. Hall, 292fi Olive street,
St. Louis, Mo. Sold bv druggists.
Near Caldwell Springs, a farm
of 80 acres. 4 room house, tobacco
barn and stable: well fenced
and watered: 10 acres timber,
tf Fredonia. Ky.
Guarantee fpr Life O
and adapted to ay be, J.
Colon, C. Z. Vith the completion of
the Panama canal the importance of
the Panama railway will decline almost
to the vanishing point.
For nearly sixty years this railway
has been carrying people and freight
from ocean to ocean. Though only 47
miles long, It has been, for certain
periods, one of the most Important and
most interesting railroad lines In thu
world. Durlpg the building of the
canal, under 'tho ownership of the
United States, It has become ono of
tho best equipped and most efficient of
railways. It has given great help In
tho construction of Jho canal that will
prove Its virtual death.
The finding of gold In California was
the cause of the building of the Panama
railroad. For long years before
the wild rush of argonauts In 1849 the
isthmus was almost forgotten by the
civilized world, but when tho yellow
metal was discovered on the west
coast it) became once more a great
trade route. In order to avoid the long
trip across the plains in "prairie
schooners," thousands of gold-seekers
went by boat to Chagres, up the
river to Gorgona or Cruces and
thence over the old Spanish road to
Panama. This, too, was a long route
and In the rainy season a painful and
dangerous ono becauBo of tho prevalence
To tho rescue of the gold hunters
came three bold Americans, W. H.
Henry Chauncey and John L.
Stevens. In 1848 these men had asked
the government of New Granada for a
concession for tho road, and la 1850
Stevens obtained It at Bogota. Tho
Pacific termlus could not be otherwise
than at Panama, but at first the har
bor of Porto Bello was selected for the
Atlantic terminus. However, a New
York speculator apolled'thlB plan by
buying up all the land about the harbor
and holding it at a very high price,
so Navy Bay was chosen instead.
When work on the line was begun in
May, 1850, there was no celebration,
no turning of tho first spadeful of
earth with a golden shovel.
Two Americans with a gangof Indians
landed on Manzanlllo Island, now
the slto of the city of Colon, then a
desolate, uninhabited spot, and began
tho tremndous task of clearing tho
route through tho dense Jungle. The
surveying party suffered Intensely, for
the land was so swampy and so Infested
with malaria and yellow fever bearing
mosquitoes that they were compelled
to sleep aboard a ship. Much
of the timo they carried their lunches
tied on their heads and ato them
uandfcig waist-deep In the water.
The efforts of the company to obtain
laborers were attended by a terrible
tragedy. Eight hundred Chinese
were brought over from Hong Kong,
but within a week of their landing
scores of them died. Opium was given
the survivors and for a short time
daeefrod the ravages of. iHsoaao.. But
tho. supply of tno drug-was: shut off on
account of its cost, and again the
dcuths became numerous. The poor
Orientals in despair began to commit
suicide, some by hanging, others by
impalement, while somo deliberately
Bat down upon tho seashore and waited
for tho rising tide to overwhelm
them. In a few weeks scarce two hundred
were left, and these, broken In
health and Bplrits, were sent? to Jamaica.
Another shipload of laborers, this
tlmo from Ireland, met no better fate,
for nearly every man died.
The material difficulties that confronted
tho railway builders are thus
summarized by Tomes In his "Panama
In 1855:" "ifco Isthmus did not supply
a single resource necessary for the
undertaking. Not only tho capital,
skill and enterprise, but the labor, tho
wpod and Iron, the dally food, the
clothing, the roof to cover and the Instruments
to work with camo from
abroad. . . . Most of the material
used for the construction of the road
was brought from vast distances.
Although tho country abounded
in forests, it was found necessary,
from the expense of labor and the
want of routes of communication, to
Bend the timber, for the most part,
from tho United States, and not only
were the rails, to a considerable extent,
laid on American pine, but tho
bridges, and the houses and workshops
of tho various settlements were
of the same wood, all fashioned In
Maine and Georgia. The metal work,
the rails, the locomotives and the tools
were brought either from England of
the United States. The dally food of
the laborers, even, came from a New
The first section or the road was
laid through a mangrove swamp )a
which no bottom was found, the traela
being floated on la, Immense, pontobfu
Oy eight miles
aajd ,flo!i$ ground- was.
X.rt'r w at- Uaj'iu., ,Mcr or runas now
ufLtii to han'iHjr y the 'builders, 'In-
THE MARION BANK OF MARION, KY.
v The tint Bank intCrittende'n Omntg, organized in 188J.
That was 26 yarn age. In ell these gears it has proven
as solid as the rock of Gibraltar. Capital f 20,000.00,
Surplas $20,000.00 and Undivided profits f 5,000,00.
We realize the right of the General Public to know about
a Bank where deposits are received and kept and therefore
we set forth a few reasons whg this Bank is substantial.
FIRS1, We carry Fire and Lightning Insurance which pretests
SECOND, We carry Cyclone, Tornado and Windstorm Insurance
which further protects our property.
THIRD, We carry Burglary Insurance which protects the
and the money on hand and punishes the guilty
Burglar with such a relentless hand, that only a few of
t e most daring will undertake to rob a Bank protected
by a Burglary policy.
FOURTH, NOW TO MAKE ASSURANCE DOUBLY SURE,
We carry Fidelity Bond Insurance which protects the
assets of this Bank and insures the faithful integrity of
attthe employees. This Fidelity policy is written in a
Company backed by
Hundred and Sixty Six
We will take pleasure
giving any information
assistance compatible with sound banking methods
Call and see us.
J. W. Blue, President.
C. S. Nunn, Director,
H. K. Woods, Director.
W. J. Deboe, Director.
Samuel Gugenheim, Vice
Paducah, Ky., Oct. 27. -The
people of Smithland. Ky., are
considerably wrought over the
tearing away of the dike at the
head of Green's Island, opposite
Smithland, by government engineers.
The waters of the deep
channel now flowing through on
the Smithland side will, through
the work, be diverted to the
Illinois side, leaving Smithland
high and dry at some seasons of
year. The change is being made
at the urgent request of coal
shipprs in order to shorten
their haul from the upper Kentucky
Indigestion, Bad Breath,
Vertigo (blind staggers),
Headache, Sallow Complexion,
a Tired, Discouraged Feeling
are all symptoms ot a Torpid
Xa as Effective Liver Tonic Bad I
Its cowcrful revivlntr influ
ence In tho torpid liver brings
on an immediate improvement.
You feel better at once. Tho
bowels movo freolv so that the
impurities which havo clogged
up mo uigesuvo organs una an
outlet When tho system has
been thus nurlfled. tho bilious.
half sick reeling1 disappears, the
complexion clears, tho breath
becomes sweet, the mind alert
and cheerful and there Is a fine
feellnp of exhilaration all
:laraieh, tho bodjs
Frfce See Bottle-.
JamesF.Ballard.Prop. StLouls.Mo. 1
Uo Stephens Eye Salvo for
soro bye, ic cures.
James H. Orme
Hsynesi & Taylor.
(delayed from last week.)
Wo are having a right smart of rain
in this vicinity at present
W. T. Wynn attended a birthday
dinner at the home of his father, T.
A. Wynn, at Cave-in-Rock Thursday.
Mrs. J. L. Hughes is on the sick list
Hello, Rambler, here is your answer
to your question you asked me laat
week: Ans. "When 'U and I' are
one," ha! ha! Please answer this one
for me. "Why is an old bachelor always
in the right7" Rambler you
WITHOUT THE KNIFE
rrotradlac Pile. Itching-Files, BUttttar PUm, TUUlaimr sad alldlMues
of tfca JUotum uader a positive MMMftTK.
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BOOK, T wtii
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assets of Ninety Nine Million Four
Thousand Dollars, $99,466,000.
in verifying these statements
in our power. We offer eve
T. J. Yandell, Cashier.
D. Woods, Asst. Cashier.
J. V. Jhrelkeld, Asst. Cash.
J. V. Hayden, Vice Pres.
ought be able to answer this one.
Miss Stella Wynn spent Tuesday
with Mesdames Lilly Hughes and Byr-die
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Newcom were
in Weston Friday trading.
Adam Robinson ani family, of Illinois,
are the guests of his brother,
Ira, this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ves Newcom were
here Saturday trading.
Buddie Daniel was in our little city
W. E. Cury and W. M. Rudd, the
tie men, chartered the little bout
Ollie James, Thursday, and went to
Saline river to take up ties.
Misses Edna and Glena Rankin wore
in Weston shopping Saturday.
J. W. Gahagen was in Caseyville
Friday on business.
J. L. Collins was the guest of his
daughter, Mrs. Maude Thorne, Sunday.
Lonzo Carrack was in Weston Saturday,
Clyde Dillard was the guest of Char
ley Cain Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Crisp spent Sunday
with her parents, Mr. and Mrer J .
W. Bennett. y
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mayes, of Curlew,
Ky.. spent a few days last week
with relatives at this place.
For Weakness and Loss of Appotita
The Old Standard general ftrencthentns tome,
GROVirSTASTELHSScbNl TONIC, drivel out
Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonic
ndiureAppetUcr. For adults and children, sue
; (Deiaved" ftomilase. week.)
A few of our boys went out on the
road Wednesday, but on tccount of
the rain they did not get to do much
Protracted meeting is in progress at
Rosebud church conducted by Rev.
Frank Burton, of the Mattoon vicinity,
was here Tuesday
Shredding corn has been the order
of the day around here.
Miss Beulah Nation spent Tuesday
night the guest of Mrs. Edna Truitt.
E. M. Gahagen and cousin, Miss
Mabel Nunn, visited in Marion Sunday.
Willis Borups and family, of
were guests of Mrs. Vina
Phelps several days last week.
Mrs. Delia Hughes, of the Cottage
Groye neighborhood, was the guest of
Mrs. Mary Nunn Saturday night.
Sumner Newcom's child is very sick.
3. M. V
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