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CHASED BY DYNAMITE.
AN ENGINEER'S RACE TO AVOID BEING BLOWN UP. 14MMM With lh* DmUI; KmplMl** Wrrr Rualaf Wild m th» !»•«■ I.rah*. and Hla Kn*l»e Was la Th*»r Track— Kaialac Pl*. The engineer leaned back content edly in his cab and lit his pipe. The express was thirty minutes late and that meant a very acceptable rest for the crew of the local freight, which took the siding at this point to permit the passenger train to pass ••Tbe air-brakes on freight cars are great things. Bill." he ejaculated, as he watched the tireman rake down the ashes; -beats alt what a help they arc m holdin* a heavy train on down grade. I saw a time when I’d given a pile of money if there had been such a thing then, and 'twas right on this division, too." ••loot's hear about it. Pete." said the fireman, putting the poker away and chipping off some hard tobacco for his corncob. --It’s a gi*od while ago now.” the engineer answered meditatively. “I was renmn' a pusher between t'one maugh and I'reMOH. helpin' freight and coal trains up the hill. It was just after the strike in '77 when the boys raised Cain, and the cause of the strike, if you’ll remember, was partly on account of company cuttin' down the crews and doublin' the runa Nowadays, with box and coal car- fitted with air. a hrakeman more or less don't make much differ ence. but then every man counted, and when they dropped a chap off on these mountain runs it made the rest feel shaky, for there wasn’t enough men left to tend the brakes. -One night it was our turn to as sist what was known as the Pan- Handle freight up the mountain. We started -out from Conemaugh about 11:20 pushin’ the train, which was made up of about ten cars of hogs, two box cars and fifteen or twenty four wheel coal cars—‘jim mies.’ we call them- The box cars were at the rear; that is. right in front of us. We made pretty fair time up to South Fork, where the rtood broke afterwards, you know. Then the engine in front began to steam bad. and what with us pushin' hard and it pullin’ by fits, ’twasn’t long before the cars were bumpin’ and jerkin' pretty rough. Then I saw the conductor cornin’ back hard as he could. When he got within bearin' be yelled: ‘For Cod's sake stop that bumpin'. We have two cars oT dynamite on the train. -Did I stop it? You better believe I did. and mighty quick, too. I blowed for brake* and the engineer in front answered, and as the grade there is about eighty feet to the mile, we soon stopped. I sent my fireman forward to tell the other engineer to try and get his steam gauge up and that I wasn’t goin’ to bump myself into eternity if I knew it. After he was gone I discovered my water was low and concluded to run back to a stand pipe about half «. mile down the track to fill the tank. So. cuttin’ the couplin’ my self. I dropped down. I found after ward the crew didn't know I had gone and had failed to put the brakes on the last cars, think in' my engine would hold ’em. —I hadn't more than got alongside the pipe than I caught a glimpse of the tail lamps of the train coming lickcty split toward me. I knew at once what had happened. The train had broken in two and part of it was runnin’ wild down the hilL That often happens, you know, and there ain’t much danger in stoppln' the wild cars; all that's necessary bein’ for the engineer of the pusher to run backward slowly, so as to make the bump/rhen it comes easier than if the engine was stopped. “But you can bet I wasn’t hanker in' to stop two cars of dynamite that way. and when I saw 'em cornin’ I didn’t stop at the pipe but kept on goin’. My old pusher jumped, and ! then lit outdowa the hilL Jiminy 1 crickets how she wee e hummin' in lees then e minute, while the rue aweji wes chasin’ ue hell bent -All this time 1 wes thinkin’ end ; thinkin’ hard as well as fast 1 knew that bein’ on the east-bound track I might run slap bang into a train cornin’ up. and what would be ; left after that wreck would be 1 bio wed to kingdom come when the : dynamite arrived. In a case of that kind a man’s got to think and as* mighty promptand it didn’t take me long to form a plan. I had a good half mile lead then and steadily gain in’. and if I had wanted to could had time to stop, crawl behind a rock up on the hillside and see the biggest display of fireworks ever known when the dynamite knocked the engine into smitherebn*. -But I conjured up a better scheme than that in less time than it takes to toll. About three miles further down was an abandoned coal mine, with a siding connecting with the up track. If I could reach it in time to throw the switch the runaways could be turned ofT and do little dam age beyond destroying themselves, j pulled the throttle wide open and fastened the whistle rope »o as to keep up a steady blowing (ireat Moses, how we spun down that grade! All tho time the lamps on the runaways were twinklin’ in plain sight, arul 1 knew the cars must be cornin’ a-whinin'. We passed a train goin* down on the other track, and. although it was makin* pretty fair sj»eed itself, the engineer told me afterward that I slid past him like as if the devil was chasin' me. and when a minute or so 1 later, the car* came along like a comet he thought 1 was a goner sure —Well. I reached the sidin', and by usin’ sand and reversin’ got my engine stopped Then 1 jumped for the switch. It was rusty and bent, hut fortunately not locked. I gave it a terrific jerk, got it turned, and then run as hard as my legs would carry me. 1 was too busy getting out ol the way to watch for the cars, but 1 beard 'em cornin’, and 1 remem ber thinkin’ that if they jumped the switch and kept on down the maiu track it wouldn’t be my fault. -Then there was a crash an<* a shock which M-emM to come out of the sky I was knocked head over heels by tne concuss.on of the air and when I crawled up on my feet it was rainin' pig Fact The sky was full of readymade sausage meat. A car of hogs had broke loose with the dynamite, and. of course, went when it exploded. "pa»-o r. '•* pork fell all over Cambria -«■ tanty that night, and a farmer livin' near the railroad got three wnole hogs out of the tops of pine trees nett day I was so weak 1 could hardreach my engine, but 1 managed Ip jffc' he sidetracked and out cf j jsl as the express came along “ TALES OF ANIMALS. Ostriches lire thirte year* A black fox’s skin is worth 8l.<«v I'rofewtir (>»rurr ia by do meat* a pioneer in the inrettiftlimi of Uw Simian l*nffu*?e. Lady Hortoa *■#.. cords in her husband'* biefmpliy tiat the lata Sir Richard ha* forty ■•*- key* which sat down da \y with h « at dinner, and that >>' h.-U H.ltr »«. lered the element* of the > speech i: « ha*l made a list of abont dxlj of the r most familiar word*, hat the paper was lost in a Arc. While a bijj herd of i*ttl», lettf driven from the ranch to market. wt.« passinjf through the Snohotuh tra ley. 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