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DETAILS IX BIG MAPS
GREAT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE MAK
ING OF EARTH CHARTS.
Withies Twenty Year, the Science of M.p
ma) la Haa Taken Great Stride., So That
Now Only a Very Small Portion of the
Earth Cannot Bo Shown.
Good mapaare almost a necessity of onr
daily Urea. There are few interests or en
terprises among dviliaed peoples which do
tot w quire maps as a part of ihefr work
ing equipment. Within the past 20 rears
eiwriiioas mams of new geographic lnfor
maUn ihas been collectecnd it Is inter
estinK to observe the effect of these fresh
accumulations upon the maps, : '
If we know little abemt 'region, it is
aasy w make a iriap of tto are oo a rery
toar scale. As our knowWgoKrowa, map.
must be made on larger scales to order to
present the informatioa clearly Of late
rear, more facta hare been teamed concern
tag --fnca than any other part of the world.
Twenty years ago it was useless to make
map of most parte of Africa on a scale
largir than 1.5,000,000 (78.90 miles to the
bach); now we have a map of that continent
fi-1 f V2,000-000 (8l S6 mlles tothe
Inch and De Lannoy de Blssy, the author
of that great work. Is of the opinion that to
n7f Tea ore cartographers will not be
able todo justice to our knowledge of Af
rica on a scale smaller than 16 miles to the
Inch Considerable parte of Inner Africa
are tiow mapped on a scale of from 5 to 16
milts to the inch.
Tie cartographers' art has made snch
progress wtthin the pant 30 years that
tbore who bare any idea how much tofor
mot.on may now vividly be set forth on a
mar are not content to see it show a coun
try merely as a piece of land limited by
poll Jcal boundaries they expect to see
the topographic and cultural features ar
cumtely expressed, and the fact that the
best maps nowadays are made to convey a
larger and more varied amount of informa
tion than formerly has also had the effect
of enlarging the scale of mapmakinc. We
now have maps on a c;tle of 1.200,000 (3.15
mil 3 to the inch) of nearly tba whole of
Europe, large regions of North America
and parts of Africa and India. More than
twe-thirds of the coast lines of continents
and important islands have been mapped
on n large scale, and parts of South Amer
ica, Australia and a large portion of Asia
bate been mapped on scales varying from
9 to 16 miles to the inch.
Cne of the best maps of the United
States for general use is a German product
and Is on the scale of 1:3,700,000 (58.38
mi es to the inch). The growth of this
oot ntry has given so much information for
cartographic use that a good map on this
scale is badly c-rowd.-d with detail. The
best general t liases show southern and
certral European a scale of not less than
1.5.O0O(7.f:i miles to the inch), and even
wlen finely engraved these maps are very
much crowded, particularly In regions like
tho Alps, where detail is minutely shown.
According to the English geotrrapher, J.
G. Bartholomew, about half of the land
u -face of the globe has already been sur
veyed fully or so far that we have an ap
proximately accurate knowledpe of its to
pography, while only Hhont one-eighth of
thsland may still be d ri'..eil im unex
pired. The Beene geographical congress
suzgested that all the civilized nations
ah cm Id unite in the pmdmtion of a map of
the world on a Mcale of about lOmilea to the
inh, and Mr. Gannett, the geographer of
otr geological survey, says that in the
present condition of topographic surveys in
tlis country.. it would ba posslbU tode
1L wane on this scale 2.800,000 square miles,
or 03 per cent of the area of the country,'
ta eepting Alaska. -
It will surprise many people to know
U at a considerable part of the remaining
9 per cent of our area which cannot be
sliown, even on this modest scale, lies along
our Atlantic coast and includes northern
ICalne, the Adirondack plateau to New
lork and southern Florida. The remainder
of the country .of which so little ia yet
known that we have not detail strfScient
to ill snch a map embraces the Cascade
and Coast ranges of Oregon and Washing
ton, the western regions of North and
Eoutb Dakota, west Texas and southeast
The most detailed surveys that have yet
teen carried out in this country are those
cf the coast and geodetic survey. They
trere commenced in 1833 and now include
the whole coast line of the Atlantic and Pa
cific oceans and the gulf of Mexico, except
ing that of Alaska. From this survey maps
ti a lone within five miles of the coast have
!een constructed on a scale of one ten
I housandth, or about six inches to the mile.
The maps and charts based upon this sur
rey are of the highest order of excellence
and are greatly admired by foreign geog
raphers. Our geological survey has only completed
a little over 550,000 square miles of its de
safjed topographic survey as yet, and a
very large part of this work has been car
ried out in the great mineral regions of the
west and south where population is still
scanty. The reason for first making the
detailed topographic survey of those re
gions is that before they can be studied
closely in their geological aspects their
topography must be minutely mapped so
that the geological data subsequently ob
tained may accurately be placed on the
map, and as the geological survey is of the
highest importance to the intelligent and
economical development of our mineral re
sources the topographic survey is being
carried out in our mineral regions in ad
vance of detailed surveys to the older and
more populous parts of the country. The
states of New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode
Island and Massachusetts, however, with
the assistance of the national surveys, have
completed their detailed topographic sur
veys and have issued fine maps on large
tcalee that compare favorably with those
of any part of Europe. Other state surveys
have been started here and there, but have
rarely been carried otrt in a satisfactory
manner. New York Sun.
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BimmoDf Liver Regulator, bear in mind. Is sot
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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JULY 31.18MS.
A STORY OF.THS. EVERGLADES. ."-
Beealled by the Transfer of Billy Bowlegs'
Refuge to Private Owners.
Up to a few years ago all that was known
of that vast inland sea oa the southern bor
der of Georgia called the Okefinokee swamp
was that it once had been the stronghold of
"Billy Bowlegs." Even those who had
heard the euphonious name often enough
to form some idea of the topography of the
swamp received an entirely erroneous im
pression of its character. They regarded it
as a mere waste of malarial waters, like the
Everglades of Florida or the Dismal swamp
of Virginia. Within the past two years,
however, the invasion of capital into the re
cesses of its cypress and magnolia groves
haa revealed a wealth of resources unsur
passed and shown that instead of being an
impenetrable swamp the Okefinokee is a
great inland sea of very much the same
type to the quality of Its waters as Lake
Superior. ..... ,
.Away back in the early daya of the cen
tury, just prior to the Seminole war. Gen
eral Clinch of Georgia marched into Flori
da and penetrated the Everglades with a
regiment of soldiers, his purpose being to
induce the Seminole chiefs to sign a treaty
leltoquishlng their possessions to the gov
ernment. Be pitched his tent to the heart
of the swamp and invited the Indian chief
. tains to a conference at which they were to
sign the papers ceding the land to the Unit
ed States. The chief of the Semlnoles at
that time was a half breed named Smith, a
man of strikingly handsome appearance,
over 6 feet to height and as straight as an
arrow. This leader, together with two of
his snbcbiefa, was standing to General
Clinch's Umi listening to the reading of
the deed which took away their lands. At
the conclusion of the reading the two snb
chiefs, who could neither read nor write,
made their marks. Turning to Smith,
who stood in contemplative mood, gazing
with fixed eyes upon the papers before
them, General Clinch asked:
"You can write your name. Smith?"
"Yea," he replied quickly, "but this ia
one time when I intend to make my mark."
Quick as thought the powerful half breed
whipped out a long, keen knife, and light
ninglike buried it to the hilt in the heart of
one of the subchiefs, then in that of the
other and finally in the breast of the gov
ernment agent, killing the three almost in
stantly. The soldiers about General Clinch flew to
arms and were in the act of making Smith
a prisoner when he calmly called to them
to look outside the tent. Doing so, they
found the camp completely surrounded by
a band of at least 3,000 Indian braves ready
to obey their chiefs command. Smith did
not order the massacre of the company, but
without as much as harming a hair of the
head of General Clinch or any of his sol
diers marched them to the edge of tie
swamp, and in parting said:
"Now, General Clinch, you and your sol
diers may go, but I warn you that if ever a
white man places his foot upon our lands
again he had better beware of the Semi
noles." As General Clinch marched his men away
the Indian braves enthusiastically crowded
about their great chief, and raising him
high upon their shoulders cried out in
mighty chorus, "Osceolal Osceola!" which
means "the rising sun." This was the be
ginning of the Seminole war. and it was in
this way that the half breed chieftain re
ceived the name by which be is known to
history. . . , .
The end Of his career Is familiar to alL
The manner in which he was enticed to
Washington, where he attracted much at
tention and was the "observed of all ob
servers, " under cover of a flag of truce, and
his confinement until his death to Fort
Moultrie at Charleston are well remem
' ' Smith's successor- ia ' command of the
Semlnoles was Billy Bowlegs, a chief of
dimtontire stature, but endannted courage,
During the war which followed Billy
found refuge in Okafinokee swamp, and
oae-et the principe iasanda of thai inland
aea now bears his name, s - .- i
Okefinokee swamp wee until 1890 the
property of the state of Georgia. An act of
the legislature, approved in October, 1889,
provided for the sale of the swamp to the
highest bidder, the minimum' price being
i , d at 123 cents an acre. When the bids
were opened by Governor Gordon on March
18,1880. that offering 26l' cents per acre
was accepted. Atlanta Journal.
Emerson Ppe.a From Experience.
I was standing with Mr. Emerson once
at a college exhibition, where a young man
had easily taken the most brilliant honors
a young man to whom we were both pro
foundly interested. It was the first time I
ever addressed Mr. Emerson. I congratu
lated him, as I congratulated myself, on
the success of our young friend, and he
said: "Yes, I did not know be was so fine a
fellow. And now, if something will fall
out amiss if he should be nil popular with
his class, or if his father should fail in busi
ness, or if some other misfortune will be
fall him all will be well."
I was green enough and boy enough to be
inwardly Indignant at what seemed to me
the cynicism of the philosopher. But I did
not then know that when he was 8 years
old his father had died and that to the pen
ury, shall I say, of those early days to his
mother's determination that the boy should
be bred at Harvard college, to the careful
struggles by which each penny was made
to work the miracles of the broken bread
by the sea of Galilee he owed, or thought
he owed, much of the rigor, the rigor and
the manhood of his life. "Good is a good
doctor," as he said himself, "but bad is
sometimes a better." Edward E. Hale's
He Met Bis Match.
The Russian marshal, Suvaroff, was fa
mous as a jester aud was fond of confusing
the men under his command by asking
them unexpected and absurb questions.
But occasionally he met his match. Thus,
one bitter January night, such as Russia
only can produce, he rode up to a sentry
"How many stars are there in the sky?"
The soldier, not a whit disturbed, an
"Wait a little, and I'll tell you," And he
deliberately commenced counting. "One
two, three." etc. '
Wben he had reached 100, Suvaroff, who
was half frozen, thought it high time to
ride off, not, however, without inquiring
the name of the ready reckoner. Next day
the latter found himself promoted. Lip
pincott's. Where Belgian Blocks Come From.
Any one asked whence the bclgian pav
ing block comes would say, "Why, from
Belgium, of course," but this is far from
the truth. Great quarries at a point four
miles above Sellersville, Bucks county,
known its thee'Rocks," supply" most of the
blocks used in this city. A great piece of
rock was recently blasted there from which
were cut 35,000 belgian blocks of regula
tion size. The rock was 85 feet wide,
feet deep and 65 feet long. The blocks cut
np will realize nearly 11,500 for the quarry
man. Philadelphia Record,
IN A MAINE LAKE.
The Painful Experience or a Man Who
Went rtirourji the Ire.
Maine is full 0f lakes, full
of rich scenery that is pleasant
to look on at all times of
the year. (Jray hock lake was always
my favorite skating place, I went
there in preference to any place the
district afforded. Many a time I
have buttoned up at 9 in the morning,
when the sun was just bright enough
to make everything sparkle, but not
warm enough to make anything melt,
and have tramped away alone to Gray
Rook to skale - Why, I would linger
on that beautiful crystal sheet until
the sun sank ia the west, running
races with my 'shadow, cutting great
circles in the clear, greenish ice,
and gliding along much as one im
agines a swallow must glide down
ward on the air.
One day I with a neighbor com
panion wa spending the afternoon
that way, when in the course of one
of my sharp turns I felt as though
the earth bad been jerked away, and
I shot down into bitter cold water.
When I came up again my head struck
gainst some opposing force. The
whole situation rushed into my con
ception with terrific force and pain,.
I was under the ice. I don't remem
ber, much of what followed except of
vainly struggling and buffeting in a
wild.aimless manner. When I came up
for the first time I had not missed
the opening very far; the second time
I came up I did not miss irat all. My
bead rose above the ice.
'Then my companion acted. I was
drawn out and simply dragged by
him to a neighboring cabin. Of that
part I don't remember anything. It
was fully two months before I re
covered from the effects of that batb
I had lung fever and brain fever and
almost everything else in the cata
logue Of worldly ills;. Since then 1
have gainsaid my desire, sometimes
intense, to strap on a pair of steels
and just glide about a little. How
ever much my lesson taught me,
tho sight of ice always revives that
beautiful lake of, Maine and the hap
py hours I spent facing my shadow."
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