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4 I LOADING A BIG LINER HOW STEVEDORES DO THE WORK OF PLACING THE CARGO. The Fast Steamer# Suve a Good Deal by tlrlnging Coal front the Other Side In Sailing Vessels—Importance of Careful Loading to a Pnit Steamer. Did you ever note the fact that one of the great transatlantic greyhounds sel dom remains in port more than a week? During that short time she is unloaded and loaded, which, in the case of a ves sel like the Majestic or the City of New York, means the handling of some 15,000 tons of cargo and coal. Almost all the British steamships send over the coal to be burned in the east ward passage in sailing vessels, only shipping enough in Liverpool for the western run. Thus tlioy have more hold room for freight, for which they get more money than it costs to send over coal by sail. This work of loading a vessel eannot be done without extreme care. The very safety in an ocean monster depends in a great measure on the manner in which her cargo is stowed. Nothing is more dangerous to a vessel than to have its cargo shift in rough weather, and hence only experienced men are engaged in the stevedore busi ness. The stevedore therefore does not regard himself as an ordinary laborer but as a skilled workman. To load and unload a cargo properly is an art, for a vessel may be strained in unloading as well as in loading. Then, again, the bad loading of a vessel may not only delay the voyage of a greyhound, but it may cause her to labor and roll to such an extent as to render every passenger on board sea sick. HOW THE WORK IS DISTRIBUTED. The distribution of weight so that no undae strain be sustained by the iron hull of the vessel is the problem that can be seen successfully solved every day by one curious enough to spend an hour on the docks of the great transatlantic ship companies which dot the North river up to Twenty-sixth street. The process is an interesting one. The boss stevedore, who is responsible for the carrying on of the work, stations at each hatch and side port a gang of men. The gang consists of from ten to twenty men, the number varying with the size of the vessel, the character of the goods to be handled and the distance they have to be moved. Each gang is in charge of a "leader." He receives five cents an hour more than the men under him when the work is paid for by the hour, the men receiving thirty to forty cents an hour for day work and about sixty cents for night work. There is also over the men a foreman, who is paid by the week and receives from twenty to thirty dollars, and an assistant foreman, who is paid by the time worked. The master stevedore maps out the duties of each and is re sponsible for any mistakes made in stow ing the cargo. The duties of the master stevedore are by no means light, when one considers the varied character of the goods shipped daily across the Atlantic. He has to see that goods are not stowed together which are likely to injure one another, and that space is found for everything that comes along np to the utmost ca pacity of the ship. PAYING FOlt THE WORK. The duties of the foreman relate to seeing that the goods are so stowed that the cargo cannot shift, and that the roll ing of the vessel will not damage any part of it. The stowing of the vessels of the White Star, North German Lloyds, the Inman, Guion and Hull lines is done under the control of the company. That of the other lines by contract with mas ter stevedores. Some companies pay by the ton, and others by the package. When the payment is by the ton the English ton of 2,240 pounds is the unit of weight. Light goods which have lit tle weight, but take up considerable space, are paid at so much per forty cubic feet handled. Among stevedores cotton is regarded as the hardest to stow, and railroad iron as the easiest. The iron rails are laid across the keel diagonally, and are said to strengthen the hull. When the cargo of a liner outward bound from New York is properly stowed, she will roll comparatively lit tle, as the steerage is largely given up to cargo. Coming from the other side the case is reversed. Then the entire steerage is occupied by passengers, with the result in rough weather that the ves sel will often roll her lee rail almost Tin der.—New York Recorder. Behind the Scenes. I got back of the scenes in a Detroit family not long ago, and 1 have ever since been cogitating as to whether it is not better to be self respectful than to have undue pride. This family was keeping up appearances at the cost of real comfort. It occupies an excellent social position, which it has held for years, but the family income is not 6uch as to make it easy to be both presentable and well fed. As a consequence, while a dinner is now and then given to friends the fam ily fare is very scanty, and while there is good clothing to wear for state occa sions, this is carefully preserved, and when no one is about shabbiness is the rule. It seems to me that it is wiser and more dignified for one to accept his cir cumstances as they come to him, and not attempt to lead a $10,000 life on a $2,000 Income.—Detroit Free Press. Til* 'Ijrpewrllwr rouaner. Among small inventions is an app» ratas for cleansing the type in typewrit ers. It consists of a revolving brush that can be attached to the machine, and which operates parallel with the typo bars. The type is not only cleansed, but polished, and the work is said to be more quickly accomplished than by the •ordinary hanlbrash method.- ii TWO ALTERNATIVES. 4 Shrewd Young Man OhooMa An fair but the Expensive One. A young man came to this city some time ago with no capital, but with an experienced and expert knack of getting rid of money. Ho brought letters in troducing him to the favorable attention of several rich and influential New York business men. His relatives in the west —persons of good social standing and some means—were very glad to grant such courtesies to liiin in consideration of his departure from their immediate neighborhood. IIo hud proved an ex pensive indulgence for them. One of the gentlemen upon whom the young man called WHS The young man was not thin skinned, and this letter did not offend him. He smiled as he read the closing sentence, and stepping into the office of a friendly broker, lie penned the following note: RESPECTED Snt—Accept my cordial thanks for your kindness. Of the two alternatives that you sugRcst I am obliged to accept tho latter. I shall ceaso drawing checks on your bank. With kindest regards, etc. The kind hearted bank president was somewhat nonplussed by this reply, .and he showed the note to his cashier. That practical functionary looked over his gold rimmed glasses at his superior and said: "Umpli! well, that is pretty slick. But yon have got. rid of him cheaper than 1 t.hm' von would."—New York Times What Vertigo Comes From. One of the principal causes of the more serious forms of vertigo, or dizzi ness, is a diseased condition of the in most portion of the ear, the labyrinth. Vertigo of result greater or less severity may from pressure, whatever disturbs the blood either within the labyrinth or in the middle ear. Similar effects are also produced by false impressions re ceived through the eye, or through the sense of touch, and by disease of the spinal cord. Since the great nerve which goes to the stomach is at its cerebral center inti mately associated with the auditory nerve, disturbance of the stomach may cause the vertigo, and ou the other hand, a disturbance of the auditory nerve may occasion nausea or vomiting. Vertigo is sometimes brought on by paralysis of a single muscle of the eye, or even by the temporary weakness of an overtaxed ocular muscle. The form of vertigo now known as "Meniere's disease" is that form which the famous Dean Swift suffered, and under which he often appeared like a staggering drunkard. The patient on rising in the morning feels as if the room were whirling round, or as if he were floating or sinking. Sometimes he falls when attacked, but he never loses consciousness. There are noises—some times quite loud—in the ear and more or less deafness. There may be also faintness and vomiting. The attacks in cline to be repeated with increasing fre quency. In the intervals, however, the patient remains welL—Youth's Com panion. Those New Net Dren-wa. "Have you seen the new net dresses? I don't like them, they are two com municative." "Why, for pity's sake, what do you mean "Just what I say, they are too com municative. You buy one, and see what a fix you will be in. 1 have one, and every time I put it on I wish 1 never had been born. Everything sticks to it. If you sit on the beach when you get up yon are covered with shells, minnows, dirt. If you chat confidentially with a young man and get interested and sit a little near him, the wool from his suit clings to the netting, and every one of your friends knows right away with whom you have been spending your time. Oh, they are horrid things! The merchants are advertising them big, but I wouldn't have another for any money." The speakers were two women ravag ing the Broadway dry goods stores for wardrobes for a season at Newport.— New York Recorder. Contagious Disease. Individual resistance to contagion is none the less remarkable. A physician or nurse will be brought into the most intimate contact with a case of contagi ous disease without contracting it, while the same patient may communicate it to a person passing him in the street, in the early stages of his trouble, before it has developed sufficiently to cause any alarm. We have known of a most ma lignant attack of diphtheria communi cated to a druggist by a person calling at the store before his disease had fully developed itself and a lady suffering from the mumps succeeded in communi cating them to a sympathizing neighbor who stopped for a moment at the door to inquire after her health, while other members of the family residing in the same house remained unaffected. a the president of a flourishing down town bank. This bank president had been tho intimato friend of the young man's father, and, without thinking of tho consequences, be offered to do anything in his power to advance the interests of the son of his old friend. The young man had "a business scheme" in his head and he Wanted credit at the bank until his expected remittances ar rived. Tho hank president told him that he might draw up to $1,000. The checks came in promptly for large and small amounts until the young man's overdrawn account amounted to $1,150. The hard headed cashier then went to tho president and suggested that tho bank ought to have some col lateral. He frankly admitted that he had no confidence in either the young man's schemes or his intentions. The president saw the force of his cashier's suggestion, but, still chary of offending his old friend's son, lie wrote a personal letter to the young man, saying: MY DK.'.II YOUNG FRIEND—It has been a pleasure for mo to accommodate you with a small lino of credit at tho bank. Sufficient time, however, lias ehipscd, I think, to enable you to realize ou your own resources, and 1 trust that you are now «blo to mako a settle ment. In fact, 1 am constrained to say that you must either make your account good or ceaso drawiutr checks o« the bank. Mow One Regimental Pet IVas Secured. The Ninety-fifth Derbyshire (now the Second Battalion Derbyshire regiment), possessed at one time a highly prized pet. It was on the 80th of March, 1858, that Major and Brevet Lieutenant Col onel Raines of the Ninety-fifth foot, led the third assaulting column at the Capture of Kotah, and important fortified city of Rajpootana. The assault had proved successful Kotah was taken, and the Ninety-fifth, under Colonel Raines, was engaged in clearing the streets, when a private of the Grenadier company no ticed a fine black ram tethered in a garden. It was a magnificent animal, with enormous curved horns—one, in fact, of tho famous breed of Rajpootana "fight ing ram." Colonel Raines' attention be ing drawn to this ram, it struck him how very well it would look marching at the head of the Ninety-fifth: so, as there was no actual fighting going on at th«it moment, he ordered the Grenadier to take possession of the animal. The order was readily oheved, and thus the Ninety-fifth acquired this hand some representation of tkeir county badge (tho "Derby Ram"), for the ram proved a willing prisoner, showing not the slightest disposition to resent his compulsory enlistment into her Britan nic majesty's service. The Ninety-fifth highly approved of their prize. The ram was forthwith dubbed "Derby I," and handed over to the cure of the big drummer, who from that time became his "comrade."—London Art Journal. Chill's Curious Currency. The money of Chili at present is pe culiar. It consists of small tags of pasteboard, on which a man writes the value for which he is willing to redeem it, putting his name on the back. It then begin,3 to circulate, unt.il it finally gets back to the source from which it emanated.—Boston Traveler. CCpvpiGHTtl®*" What's that? A new inventio which works all the year round iii-jirisin'—these days are not lik n!(l times. Bleedin' wns i! •:Iy remedy them days. But r. }*ou say, Dr. Pierce's ilcdical Discovery is a true rc-i::i\. for the blood." It's not like the sarsaparillas, t: arc said to be trood for tho 1 March, April and Jlav. ^Golden Medical Discovery" equally well at all times, in a I! ^ons and in all cases of bloorl-tu humors, no matter what Uk name or nature. "Golden Medical Discoveryv tho only Blood and Liver by druggists, (juarnntn benefit or cure in every cast, I trial, or money paid for bo promptly refunded. Dispensary Medical Assncist i-1 Proprietors, No. 663 Main Stive Buffalo, N. Y. Jealer Ask my agents for W. L. Deaglas Shoes, not for Mile In yoar place ask yonr to send for catalogue, secare the agency, and get them for yoa. EVTAKE NO SUBSTITUTE. -«J W. L. DOUGLAS $3 SHOE I 84.00 nnil 91.73 school shoes .worn by the boys everywhere they sell on their merits, ns the Increasing sales show. I j|H jae S3.00, Ilniul-sewed shoe, best I rJr® Dongola, very stylish equals French imported shoes costing from $4.00 to $6.00. 1.mlies' si.SO, S'J.OO nnil 91.93 shoe for Misses are the best flne Dongola. Stylish aud durable. ('tuition*—See that \V. L. Douglas' name aud price are stamped on the bottom of each shoe. \V. L. DOUGLAS, Brockton* Mass. Sold by GKRIFFUST 4 gY|ojKftt! GFirst CEftlfPSviEN THE BEST SHOE IN THE WORLD FOR THE MONEY? It Is a seamless shoe, with no tacks or wax thread to hurt the feet made of the best flne calf, stylish ana easy, and because tee make more shoes or this grade than any other mamtfacturer. It equals hand sewed shoes costing from $4.00 to 85.00. CB OO Genuine llandsewcd, the finest calf shoe ever offered for $5.00 equals French Imported shoes which cost from $8.00 to $12.00. CA OO Ilnntl-Sewcil Welt Shoe, flne calf, stylish, comfortable and durable. The best shoe ever offered at this price same grade as cus tom-made shoes costing from $6.00 to $9.00. C4 30 l'ollce SlmiM Farmers, Railroad Men Nrws and LetterCarrursall wear them flnecaif, seamless, smooth inside, lieavy three soles, exten sion edge. One pair will wear a year. CO 30 fine cnll'i no better shoe ever offered at this price one trial will convince those who want a shoe for comfort nnd service. SO niul S'J.OO Workliigman's shoes are very strong and durable. Those who have given them a trial will wear no other make. JsCO ALFRED STEEL, ElilFINMCIM. AGE3STT. Jamestown, N. D. Fire, Cyclone, Life, Accident and Plate Glass Insurance. Loans lor Long or Short Time. S ONG ENJOYS Both the method and results when Syrup of Figs is taken It Is pleasant and refreshing to the taste, and acts gently yet promptly on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys tem effectually, dis^ls colds, head aches and fevers and cures habitual constipation. 8vrup of Figs is the only remedy^ of its kind ever pro duced, pleasing to the taste and ac ceptable to the stomach, prompt in its action and truly beneficial in its effects, prepared only from the most healthy ana agreeable substances, its many excellent qualities commend it to all and have made it the most popular remedy known. Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c and $1 bottles by all leading drug gists. Any reliable druggist who may not have it on hand will pro cure it promptly for any one who wishes to try it. Do not accept any substitute. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. FRANCISCO, CAL. LOUISVILLE, K/. NEVJ YORK. N.V SECRET SOC1ETV DIRECTORY. KT.—Wilialia R1st Comniawlery, No. 4, regular meetings second Thursday of each month. !•:. ,r. sch\vklu:nbacii, e. e. J. ,T. Eddy, KecortliT. A. M.— Jamestown Chapter, No. 6, meets and 3d Monday evenmirs each month. AmeetsA. K. A. Bill, Secretary. I• O. O. F.—Jamestown Lodge No. 8, meets every Thursday evening, at 8:00. OS I AH CAltTER, N. G. A. B. Ashley, Kec. Secretary. AO. U. W.—Ft. Seward Lodge No. 16, meets cverv Friday evening, at 7:30. A. BLEWETT.il. AV. C. It. Flint, Recorder. Kevery of II.—Jamestown Lodge No. 3"09, meets Monday evening, .it 8:00. J.C. WAliNOCK, Dictator. W. B. Parish, Reporter. A It.—W. II. Seward Tost No. 8. meets and Third Tuesday evenings, of each montli. F. BIGELOW, Commander. H. J. Porter, Adjutant. Wmeets it. C.—Win. II. Seward Corps No. 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings each month. ELIZABETH STETSON, President. Mrs. F. Bigelow, Secretary. TO. G. T.—Jamestown Lodge No. 14, meets every Tuesday evening, in Odd Fellows liall. J. E. ANDERSON, C. T. V. L. Bennett, Secretary. FA.—Jamestown B.<p></p>THE T. F. Bit ASCII, M. E. H. P. J. J. Eddy, Secretary. F. & M.— Jamestown Lodge No. 5, 1st and 3d Wednesday evenings each month. T. V. UKANCH, \V. iM. J.J. Eddy, Secretary. E. S.—Lady Washington Chapter No. 8, meets 2d and Itli Fndav evenings rungs of each month. ELIZABETH WHITE, W. M. Farmers Alliance No. 2, meets first and third Saturdays of each month. CLINTON WADE, President. J. W. Goodrich, Secretary. ROBERT UNDBLOM & CO. GRAIN -AND- PROVISION BROKERS. Room 13-15, Board ot Trade CHICAGO. Northwestern Business Specialty Solicited. ATTENTION. Is directed to the Wisconsin Central Lines as the direct route to and from Milwaukee,Chicago and all points East and South. Two through fast trains with Pullman Yestiluiled Drawing Sleepers and the Central's famous Dining Cars attached each way daily, between Minneapolis and St. Paul and Milwaukee and Chicago. 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