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#""' ABLE SIGNALING DEVICE
Due to the Failure of an Engineer to Observe the Signals, bgy the Use of This Safety Appliance Now Being Tested by SbYRailand. 0 WiAIPT R11N DACT CCUAPMAlR HUrMAN SIDEl' Er VO goAD MEN NOT ALL lx WIUT HEARTS. fd it, a Transaction in ,lini * Late James J. Hill Fig is Recalled by One reer: heo Knew Him. tlinl ,a think the hard -h.aded a pil l-s ailrod game have no ty al k a a prominent execU- that s New York Central and or Bver lgalroad company. For sign rayled several of the big anCE lines of Americo and cons 0pL l with kings of the mits -l lage.bra W r who is acquainted with tenl of your exacting busi- l " od, "would imagine that regt gI tdr hearts for the sole tric I pempiln energy. sign Sthe common conception." mar _ "The public reads of the pro: .--sre for business, of the the jploited in deals and in di- of So people doubt the exis- and 46 bumrn side. Yet if you l'II gbk, this human side must lse whole fabric--which is KE personal co-operation of sad service-falls to the Di U d late James J. Hill very - years ago I was in the the Great Northern, with ia St. Paul. Mr. Hill wa I gpposed to have 'retired.' 12 ' ike the boys in the ice aaemhes did after the pe:ace ils atems were submitted to the Iil mil 1was a very unusual man. bet Wred anybody. Men alter- two and loved him. Many sn, tie misinformation crs tMart simply served as a sos 52 a reason for this. He of M employee reniging on At employee soon would fy good-by with an Impetus wi .pr his back teeth loose. ret he would tell everybody the heart was made of the ho ln the top of refriger- tri co ti things that proved the th he never megaphoned his ie[e's a story that fell th It shows the 'soft' en go Sago a boy of twelve o a ride on one of the sl trains near St. Paul pt th wheels and lost a leg. th Ua adjuster of the Great to Mer.lewed the boy. He fellow what he thought owed him. il right,' replied the l!ttle am I hadn't any business U er. rd run-away from Se ite the ride on the I juat got what was Math an. No. the road marvellng, went away. e1 * at the ofce and in w Who tist that a rail- a am dm anything? Mr. b ML he human? J' he was told. 'Of t a boy. That might 0 Spyonag boy yet who r Ml t the world owed n replied the trail this youngster is c him. As a starter eld bly, and he pur lop as the boy grew. through preparatory lage. IMr. Hill figured a ubstantial start in are that the young I a- the veteran ex :jr. Hill looked up the Us was a discouraged him in business . That partlbaulr among the myriad btof Signalman. or other monkeys been much trainal teally useful. An ex should be made in ebaoon that took the on a railway. In South Africa, Slialman was a crip taught a baboon to had points at cer i'l cabln, and when Was done the animal Io the rails and Uatron with the ln she's a young Sre tof itr?" asked the other, "she Pa prepare a pud on the pack etle a stauffed reqaures much ha bee patented D. C. NCAN'T RUN PAST SEMAPHORE If Engineer Fails or Is Unable to No. tice Danger Signal Train is Stopped Automatically. l-:x, eriments are ,being eondlucted by ,ne' of the Eastern railroadsc with a -afety IdIvice which a lRochester in ventor has evolved for the purpose of ,,litintin:itig acncidents caused by the oc.c'asio nal failure of I' lriitivt e engi neers to observe danger signals. P'ar ticularly during heavy storms and tdense fogs, It is extremely difficult for a pilot to see a semnaplhore. The safe ty appliance is Intended to control the cemn speed of the train mechanically, so rank that it cannot run into an open switch are I or collide with another one if the signals are properly set. The appli ance is installed In a locomotive and I consists of an arrangement which per mits the steam to be cut off and the brakes applied, when a lever arm, ex 1 tended adjacent to one of the rails. strikes a trip fixed on the track and t regulated either mechanically or elec e trically by connection with a regular signal system. Thus. when a tower man sets a semaphore to stop an ap e proaching train, and the engineer of e the latter falls to see it. the lever arm . of the controlling device hits the trip, n and the train is brought to a stop. u P'olpular Mechanics Magazine. KEEP TRAIN CREW AT WORK IC Difficulties of Railroading in Alaska' Will Be Understood From the y Following Incident h A correspondent writing from Se ll ward. Alaska, under (ldate of t)ecelmber 12, states: "Last week the train serv e ice over the government railroad was re discontinued for the winter beyond l 1e Mile 34. Beyond the thirty-fourth mile of track only double-hea:ders have a. been used during the past six weeks, r-" two engines being required to force the 3 snowplow over the line. The train n crew handling the last train of the sea a son over the mountain summit to Mile 52 brought back some strange tales le of the freaks of frost out the line. on At Tunnel No. 3 a couple of Icicles six id feet in diameter barred the way. and us while these obstructions were being se. removed the engine became frozen to dy the track In the slush. It took two he hours to thaw it loose. On the back I er- trip, between Mile 40 and Mile 34, the coldest spot in this section of Alaska. he the trainmen's lanterns became extin his guished every time they went outside. I ell the oil congealing so that it could not enter the wicks. The previous train got beyond Mile 54, but was intercepted Ive on the return trip by an immense snow the slide near Spencer glacier and was sul put in winter quarters constructed for eg. the purpose. The train crew returned eat to Seward on foot." He ght NEW BRIDGE QUICKLY PUT UP Mtle ess Union Pacific Engineers Successful in »m What Is Called a Remarkable the Piece of Work. was cad The old steel bridge of the Union Pacific railroad over the Missouri riv- a ay. er between Omaha and Council Bluffs' r i n which had been in service for 80 years, l was recently removed and replaced by *all- a new steel bridge, which had been Mr. built on false work alongside the old. The actual operation of removing 'f the old bridge, which weighed 5,000, Ight 000 pounds, and putting in place the new, which weighed 11.200.000 pounds, who required 15 minutes, four and a half wed minutes for the removal of the old and trail ten and one-half minutes to replace it is with the new. Five hoisting engines. equipped with block and tackle, were used. Union Pacific officials said the rter work was an unusual engineering feat. leg An hour after the new bridge was In r place trains were running over It. S Russia to Build More Lines. t in The war has awakened Russia to her ng poor facilities in the matter of rail er- ways, according to n late report from Petrograd. Immense extensions are be the Ing planned. Russia now has only 44, 000 miles of railway, an amount equal nged to about three miles per 10.000 inhatbl Pua tants. The United States has 20 miles rind of railway per 10,000 inhabitants. Rus sia's plans for the next five years in clude extenslon at the rate of 4,000) miles of new line annually. This will be more than equivalent to a new trans keys continental railway built annually in ined this country. The construction will i ecx- cost $45.0,000,000. or more for each year le in of the 4,000-mile program. Iway. Swiss Railroad Lines. frica. Railroads were introduced in Swita crip- erland in 1844 with the construction on to of the Basel-St. Ludwig line. The tcer- Zurich-Baden line followed in 1847. when By 1800 there were 1,000 kilometers aimal (621 miles) of normal-gauge lines In Sand use, and In 1912 their length reached 3,500 kilometers (2,175 miles). Helping Out the Milk. the Bacon-This pamper says the volume young of water estimated to be contained in the oceans and the inland seas con asked nected with them is 323.800,000 cubic miles." "she Eghert-Well. that would indicate Spud- that we are reasonably sure of some pack- thing in the way of a milk supply for some time to come. tuffed The repeal of the exclusion order much against the ent'ry into British Colom tented bia of "artisans and laborers. skilled and unskilled." is being demandd SCENES DURING THE FUNERAL OF ADMIRAL DEWEY 10 S Alo,,e is s-hown the caisson bearlto the I.ody of Admiral Dewey fro m the (alpitol in WVas.hingtonl to Arlington le cemetery. leitlow. A lil'rl ,iewe'". lll tlimne te escort is seen draping the caisson with the Amnerictan flag. The o ranking offiers. of the navl'yare dscending the cathpito sps. In the center of the picture, nearest the camera. h are Admirals Badger (left) aud Fletcher (with black mustache). SOON TO LEAVE THE MEXICAN BORDER hie ri - - .. r .i . . . C IY " ..-.' . .. . tton '. Wh ipCpl re r aons his c u.an d in aen uscay f i rl Ste IdPEACE NOTE"E Irv htite Bt h 0 . pe e UP : .; : . six Bennett of New York and Brnet M.Chiperfield of llnos. sing··: ' toy a "~ rued· ACCUSER OF HARRY THAW -... i t Frederick Gump, Jr.. Kansas City high c.hiool boy, on whose charges a war r~ant for the arrest of Harry Thaw of Pittsburgh was issued. Thaw is now ' in Philadelphia recovering from self- fi inflicted wounds. f GATHERED FACTS I- The output of the bureau of fisheries a cin stocking the waters of this country amounted to more than 4,000,000,000 e specimens last year. Numerous 'conotries are asserted for d r a new automobile that can be run by I gasoline or electricity, or a ccmbina- t tion of the two. The percentage of illiteracy in this ( I- country, taking the whole country to d getter, is about 10 per cent It is stead n deecreaglag QUEER CHURCH ON THE SOMME FRONT SE ý-. . ·.. .. :,b .".· :-'.v-.... . .ý : n This French priest Is rector of the quaintest sort of church on the Somme i front. The church is built in a firing trench near Combles and Is protected from enemy attack by bags flhed with earth. It is comparatively bombproof. L. S. Black and S. L. White went to the Houlton (Me.) fair together. and on the ground they were joined by J. A. Browne and Benjamin Green. The king and queen of Roumania have six children-two sons and four daughters. The heir to the throne, Prince Carol, tas twenty-three in Oc tober. A castor oil factory has opened in Carmen, Colombia, and Its first ship ment ot 10,000 pounds was bought by ma American drug house. India for m' y supgsned this medicine. In Detroit a record has been made of 100 cases, 61 boys and 39 girls, who were backward pupils. Five years af ter leaving school it was found that 13 of the boys and four of the girls had been arrested at least once. Stephen Lovejoy, who has been a blacksmith in Auburn, Me., since 1876. Is believed to hold the record for speed in shoeing horses. He has shod three horses in 37 minutes-one in 20, one in ninb and one in eight. Halft an hour is regarded as quick time to shoe one ho by moset blackhmithi. LAD OF TEN YEARS WOI IS REAL "COWBOY" Did His Share of the Work in Driving a Large Herd to the Ranch. Nifty at I ' i ."r ' , . S . . .- ' , r htu i . . , t y, ,'. , o ,f t t,.r th-w dýo. \h it h 1;.itl W a` it°, ",f !nx , I. i- ,.. nr .f th, ',rt TRA Su1its (:t:i . , :,"'ili,:": Y. the" t'.t ,-t (:t Itle ratl'h In (he c.'intral prtitll if the state lI.c-tel :1 1 1 i h, t1 M i-.,;ri river, B 2;. mil.fs nlortlhwei t of P'ierre. I Boy's Miauri,.( i' tea ye.ars el. lhe anmdI Be an olier c',iIln'ller ttlk It trainlliad i of eattle' fril Pierre' to, the ranch over thei river butte.s. The Iboy lii hi fu1 11 1 f :11 .:ir tf I e work ,f rilin ('hie I lilt a 4, ... .. , -.Itt. tD ulley f o mis no shoo Mrs.y. It required I ing from about ::30 o'clock in the r wardshe rnch rae thouand of ds Corme nde ualong th M our pr bably the last of the really bigc Did ranches Fulln this setion of the orth- write west. The ranch was owned formerly drug by Tom Steel. Bert Walte of Sioux nues. City, and Chester Gowdy of Tarko, an a 3Io.. but at present is owned by Waite nnd Gowdy only. FORTUNE IN ELOPEMENT! San Francisco. Cal.-Through publicity attending the wrecked romance of their eighteen-year old daughter Signe, the Gerstad family of Bellingham, Wash.. it was said here, is about to come into a fortune. The girl recently became a temporary ward of the police through the arrest of D. M. Del mnas. with whom she had eloped on his promise to marry her. After being arrested on a bad check charge. Delmas was iden tifled as an escaped convict from a penitentiary in Texas. where he had wrecked a bank. The girl was sent home. Attorney Sydney P. Robert son of this city told recently of having received a letter from a firm of Chicago attorneys ask ing for the address of Hilgar Gerstad. the girl's father, sought for years as heir to an estate in Sweden. The Chicago attor nes, the letter said, had read $l the girl's escapade in a Chi- U cago paper. GIRL WILL CLAIM $1,000,000 Quitse Job as Domestic and Hurries to Bedside of Dying God- he mother. 'Pittsburgh.-Mry Gooda, aged sev enteen, a domestic employed In the residence of Dr. H. H. Turner, Swls vale, departed for Whiting, Idaho, car rying in her grip a letter which told her of the Impending death of her god. mother and of her inheritance of an estate of $1,000,000. The girl received the letter and left so hurriedly that she nl neglected to tell her employers the gi namen-of her godmother. The letter stated that the only heir to the godmother's estate, consisting ti chiefly of coal lands, died a week ago, bl and that the girl's godmother had re *quested that her will be changed to read in favor of the girl. She also requested that the girl be brought to P her bedside inmmediately. The girl is a daughter of John R SGooda of Pardee. Va., a coal miner. ,DVERTISES FOR BLOND WIFE Oklahoma Minister Who Has Been Widower for Three Years Wants a Mate. t, Muskogee, Okla.-Rev. T. W. East- ci ham of Beggs, Okla., lives on a farm , near Beggs and preaches at four dif , ferent churches on h1s circuit, but has not met a woman since his wife died three years ago, wheom he would "par ticularly care to have for a wife." Ite-( cently before leaving for his home, after attending the East Oklahoma Methodist conference, Mr. Eastham in serted an advertisement for a wife in Sme a local newspaper. m made that she ugthe too sIll or too t, who larget. I ant her toi be arou t ty owi e h. age, or younger, but she can have any Tinsthad Elopers Caught. been aElgin, III.-Augusta Kline, thirteen. Ien dreided to elope with Clyde Parent, 'or8pee reat7. She confded her Intentrons to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Harmond i and, taking their twenty-months-old oe baby with them, they eloped with her. I The girl was returned by the police oe o Chlesa. 1 WOMAN, 2f, TRAPS BOY CAVE MAN Nifty Neighbor Child She Smiled at Writes a Threatening Letter. TRACED BY PHONE CALL Boy's Explanation Is He Wished to Be Detective or Reporter and Wanted to Get Into Atmos phere of Mystery. ('hiea, . --- r. in:tu El I r ýi 1, tintro 4il,- d Its ,rlfh l ir ,, h hrnu. iul. T,,\ ' Sily ' rhi, t l.e r ', it' lih. r. \\~it I lfl I_ arhill In all th uree reeie\di by Thrs. Edwak-, :t Mrs. -a l'"i a friendly tilly, ,ut a tan ,,ubs enemyl . iotur husanll d . r uy Ed down. A 1 lal'k lnl, lwte suit ntro-er. dued tself ta peronalruh had r n t t. Thribue." All tthrs re letters with thrittents where hsuy ,ren't lr. Tlhery wereith lov. This line uppeared tt all three revelved by Mrs. Edwards: "ime a friendly ally, but a dan gerous enemy. Your husbamnd Guy Ed wards, Is an old-timer. wfe deserter. Come to met love. If you will meet we put a personal ad In the Tribune." Lay Trap for Him. All the letters were written on tis sue paper. They were followed by a telephon phone ampaign. Mrs. Edwards received three or four calls a day at her place of employment. Yesterday she and Mr. Edwards de cided to trap the ununymous letter writer. Mrs. Edwards agreed to meet her mysterious pursuer when he called over the telephone as usual. She and Mr. Edwards then secured the services os of Detective Sergeants Thomas Cassin he and John Mason froml the bureau. The dis etectives went to the Sunnyside ex ig change and traced the next call to Mrs. Eh- dwards' apartment. It came from a lydrug store at Racine and Wilson ave a nues. Cassln and Mason jumped into 1o. an auto and raced for It while Mrs. ite Edwards kept her suitor on the wire. As the detectives reached the booth I I ý , it -ý. / SUsed to Smile Casually at the Boy. phone the occupant stepped out. Cassln put his hand on the shoulder of rosy checked, cherubic Harold Guan. 00 Boy Admits Charges. The boy admitted the whole matter *M when faced with the charge. Ie sad he had no reason for doing It, except that he wished to be a detective or newspaper reporter and ranted to get te* into an atmosphere of mystery. He thewas taken to the central breau, where he refused to see Mrs. Edwards tar- when she called. Young Gunn's moth told er swooned when told her boy was arrested. She solaid be had been brought n up as a home boy and had never been allowed to have sweethearts. The one she girl he had gone with he met last sum ith mer at tle Wilson avenue beach. "I permitted him to take her to the heir theater once," she said. 'Trhat was his only love afftair, and he has alwaysl Sro - been a kind, dear boy to me." lre- Iarold, who is fourteen, quit high l so school several months ago, and is em , tt ployed with a real estate firm. John RICH GIRL BECOMES NURSE She Says It Is Fine to Be Doing Some. VIF thing Besides Spending e Money. Been Kansas City. Mo.-MIlss Letitia Car tis, owner of valuable oil lands,. descendant of a United States Osago E Est- chieftain and relative of Senator: farm Charles Curtis of Kansas, has given ir lf . up a life of luxury to help the poor. t has She is a nurse at St. Mary's hospital. e ied Instead of a luxurious apartment to "par- which she had been accustomed, Mimss i e- Curtis rooms with another nurse, both home. sleeping in one bed. No more dances homa nor social affairs for her. m In- "I haven't seen my motor car for a wie in week," says Miss Curtis. "I don't care. I love this new life. It is fine to be rtlse- doing something. It is better thaa ulrlal just spending money andi hunting ftn." or too Too Proud to Work. a own Terre Ilaute. Ind.-llarry Moore ad Le any mitted in the circuit court here that he was "too prtltd to, work" and that this was why Ine forted cheekis. The judge hirteen told himr he c, li wo.rk hehind prison walls andil his prilde ,tuldl not suffer. rntina Fined $45 for a Kiss. nths-old : Aurora:1. Ill. - Rilchard Chandler ith her. I kilssed Mrs. Charles Liberg when he p e olice went to collect the rent on Christmas day. He was fined $5.