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UGUST
1914.
Tin.' DADDl' n,TT V TTAIKS If A If It ft. VI.. JIU.MJAI. i
M'REYNOLDS
CONFIRMED
And the War Risk : Bill Is
Passed in the ;
- House
.UNDERWOOD IN
WARM ATTACK
Bitter Charges Exchanged
in Lower House of
ii Congress j;
Washington, Aug. 31.--Congress rolled
up result Saturday. The Senate con
firmed Attorney General McReynolds as
associate justice of the supreme court
and T. W. Gregory as his successor at
the head of the department of justice.
This change in the president's cabinet
will be irade early next month, but Jus
tice McReynolds will not take the oath
of his new office probably till the su
preme court assembles for the October
term. The opposition to McReynolds
was never serious, as the half-dor,en
votes against his confirmation demon
strated, but it has been drawn over a
10 days' period. There was a substan
tial total of 4i votes in his favor. Four
Republicans, Morris, Cummins, Clapp,
and Jones, one Progressive, roindexter,
and one Democrat, Vardaman,. voted
against Mr. McReynolds' confirmation.
The House lnte Saturday afternoon
passed the war risk bill by a vote of 239
to 5H. Many Democrats were averse to
the bill, but most of them were unwill
ing to go on record against it. The de
bate of the afternoon wns bitter. Repre
sentative Vnderwoori figured in a sensa
tional incident. He upbraided Republi
cans as un-American and unpatriotic in
opposing the measure. He also charged
them with filibustering upon the numer
ous rollcalls for a quorum, said these
were not for purposes of filibustering,
but to carry out provisions of Mr. Un
derwood's resolution requiring members
to attend. He said that Mr. Underwood
himself was much absent from his seat,
which provoked the Alabama representa
tive to vigorous denials. Mr. Underwood
is much n his office, just across the cor-
Millions of dollars' worth
of Rags collected
annually
The General says:
My output of Certain -teed
Roofing has grown to such enor
mous proportions that I am hav
ing difficulty in getting enough
rags of good grade to supply this
demand.
I also need a lot of rags of lower
grade for making my standard
quality roofing, and also a still
lower grade for making my Com
petition quality roofing.
I will pay the best market price
for roofing rags anywhere in. any
quantity. If they can be shipped
in carload quantities and in as
sorted grades, wc can have them
shipped direct to any of our big
mills, but if in smaller quantities
or unassorted, we will arrange
with one of our packers or as
sorted near you, to buy your rags
and prepare them for our use in
the different grades.
Churches. Societies,
Charitable Institutions
and others are makiiureood
revenue by collecting all kinds of old
rag. We consume scores and scores
of tons of these rags every day in fact
the-total rag sales of the country amount
to several million dollars a year. It'
an eaiy way to make money. The rags
are generally ffiven to the collectors or
at least sold for very little. Every kind
of rag can be ued for something. Le
this pln to PT y"r church debt
or rase the minister's salary. The
results-are surpriung.
Certainteed
ROOFING ci
Durability
it the higher quality poible to make.
It is guaranteed to writing to last 5
years lor 1-ply. 10 years for 2-ply, and
li years for 3-r!y, and this guarantee
is backed by the world's largest roof
ing mills.
There is a dealer in ymir rSoa'itv who
bandies Crrtain-trra Roofing and f it
other wwie tin u g.joiii. If ru con
sult hira he "ill be glad to give ?w
f j'l information about our gooJs and
wiil jrrre yoo rea"aMe pr.ret on a I
of them, he wit the foods are made
and guaranteed br us.
General Roofing Mf. Ccrnpanj
WeoJwoeta LUd. Hi.w York, ft. Y
TtlwUt RarcWr 7774
WT.f
WANTED
'j'' ' ei -Myrz-La f C
m lawm t T III iinSa
" . 1
THAT LIVER IS NO GOOD
that Is so laxy It lets the akin do part
of Its work. The akin turns yellow
doing; it. Such a liver upsets the- whole
system. Trke Hoofl's I'ills, they put
the- liver to work: best for biliousness,
yellowness, constipation. Do not Irri
tate nor gripe. Price 25c., of druggists
or C. I. Hood Co., Lowell, Maw.
ri.lnr from tne hall of the House. After
several hot eaeluingeg, better feeling was
restored.
The Senate devoted two hours to the
Clayton anti trust bill. This should
reach a vote this week. It is expected
I hat the nresident will forward a mes
sage in b'half of the revenue legislation
within a few days, but the House has
no definite information about it, and ap
parently no great preparations have beeu
made toward framing the bill.
SIXTEEN SHOT
IN STREET ROW
Four Policemen and One Fireman Were
Wounded in the Fight .Yes
terday. Providence, R. I., Aug. 31. Sixteen
men were wounded, none seriously, in
a shooting affray in the Italian quar
ter yesterday. Four of those shot were
policemen and one waa.. fireman.
The trouble started when a constable
arrested an Italian. The police were
greeted with revolver show and returned
the fire.
CNE OF VAIL BARNS BURNED.
Loss Near Lyndon Saturday Evening
Was $1,000.
Lvndonville, Aug. 31. Fare destroyed
a bnrn on one of T. N. Vaif's farms near
Lyndon Saturday evening. It contained
ten tons of new hay and a quantity of
oats. The loss of building and contents
is estimated at $1,000. It was covered
by insurance. The building was isolated.
Tt i thmicrht nrohnble that some careless
person smoked in or near the barn. This
same building was airucn oy ugnming
two weeks ago and a portion of the
building was torn off. The loss at that
time was less than $25.
Fanners Suffer from Rainfall.
Cheater. Aue. 31. A heavy rain which
began Thursday night and continued
until Saturday raised the water in the
streams bank fulL
There is considerable crass to cut yet
on the back farms and the rain caught
several farmers with their fields of oata
lying flat on the ground. Ensilage corn
is readv for cutting and the farmer
have raised much more than usual this
season. Several new silos have been
built. Karlv potatoes are yielding fairly
well and the corn fields are looking bet
ter than last year at this time.
AMUSEMENT NOTES.
Ancient Stage Carpenter and His Trap
Doors for "The Lady of the Slipper."
When Charles Dillingham set about
the preparations for the state produc
tion of "The Lady of the Slipper" he
trn a nnn fronted with the necessity of
engaging a stage carpenter who knew
how to build "traps." Traps are compli
cated devices by means of which in the
old days of the Drury Lane pantomimes
and the J-lennerson a extravaganzas, apir
;ta harlenuins and columbines
I were shot through the floor into the air
'with startling suddenness, or just as
mystically were suddenly rejnoven irom
the publio view when their bit of foolery
was finished.
The traps through which they appear
are technically known as "star traps"
and through which they vanish "vam
pires." This terminology i as old as
the history of pantomime.
In "The Lady of the Slipper" both
star and vampire traps are required and
Mr. Dillingham, to his astonishment,
found that in the present generation of
stage carpenters there were none in New
York who knew how to build or operate
that sort of a trap.
Then Lawrence McCarty, one of the
authors of "The Lady of the Slipper
who served a long and strenuous ap
prenticeship at the old Boston museum
and Boston theatre in the palmy days
of "Hiimntv Dumptv" and "The Black
Crook" took the matter in hand.
From ti e secluded farm near Scituate,
Mass., he produced an ancient answer
ing to the name of Joe McDonald, who
had been principal carpenter at the old
museum before the days of the Civil
war.
McDonald had retired 20 years ago
to the peace of pipe, garden and grand
children. He emerged to meet the sit
uation with much joy and some hauteur,
this latter to the youthful incompetents
to whom he had to give kindergarten les
sons in the matter of trap construction.
It was a very nice little vacation in the
metropolis and a nice little triumph for
the superannuated carpenter, and Mr.
Dillingham got his traps. Adv.
Don't Forget to Give Your Grandfather
Credit.
In the September American Magazine
Katherine Holland Brown, writing a
story entitled "Aunt Jane and the Lion
Tamer," presents two characters who
discuss Jerry Ledyard's adventurous
pioneer spirit, a young man in the story,
who is going to marry a girl named
Elizabeth Ann whom he expects to take
to Ecuador. Here is the argument be
tween two of the characters in the
Mory :
" 'Oh. your .terry is a wonder, all
right.' he growled. 'But take it from me.
lies like all the Ledyards. Pack of
moon-eyed dreamers, every mother's son
of m." Always hikin' out for the foot
oi the rainbow, always limpin' home
(lung. liook at Jerry's father, sinking
Ins whole inheritance in that wild Ten-fx-.oc
Und. then struggling along on hi
l.irr the rect of his days'.'
"Weil. l,e thought there was coal on
it. you know. And there was. Stacks.
Nowadaj. ;ni-e the railroad as put
through." .Icrrr and his brothers are
clearing twentv rr cent, on the original
invoMment. The oM g'-ntleman was a
h;t far-ihtd. that a all."
"Tar-s.ghted! Maybe. But what
shotit Jerry's grandfather! That pie-f-d
old Puthmaa ho spent tune
years hanging dor a cm. ibl. trying t !
make gtU out of hor-!He ? Call that j
far-ignte. toe?" j
-t so far-ighted that h didn't i
Mumble on a bep F for harHen- J
mg Me!, and clear ha-lf TOi"iO off it. I
V-u'd f"rg"tta that, hadn't you? Want
anr mvre moon-eyed inlaix, or!"
11 GERMAN
VESSELS SUNK
Victims of the North
Naval Engage
ment Sea
BRITISH
LOSE
ONE
KILLED
Details of the Fight in the
North Sea Survivors
Reach Port
London, Aug. 31. The crews of de
stroyers which have arrived in port say
that at least 11 German vessels of va
rious sizes were sunk in the engagement
off Helgoland, said a dispatch from Lon
don last night. Toward the end of the
battle some English pinnaces engaged
in pickinjr up Germans who were strug
gling in the water were followed by the
German squadron and had to beat a
hasty retreat, leaving the men to their
fate.
British cruisers and destroyers, some
of them showing signs of the battle in
which they were engaged off Helgoland,
have arrived at Harwich, Chatham and
Sherness. They had British and uer
man wounded aboard. The Germans
were picked up nt sea after their ships
went to the bottom. A number of men
.lioH Wore the warships reached port
and were buried at sea; others died on
the way to- the hospital and their bodies
unr. taken in the nivtv mortuary. Most
of t.h wounded are suffering from in
juries to the head caused by shell fire,
but others had arms ana Jeg snanereu.
White-clad bearers carried most of the
wounded on stretchers to the hospitals,
hut some of them were accommodated
on vachte which had been lent for Red
Cross service. No one was allowed to
board the damaged vessels, but from
the shore it could De seen wai some i
them bore shell holes. One destroyer
had no less than 14 such holes which had
been plugged with cloth.
British sailors, who Doaraea ine wr
man tmier Mainz after she was put out
of action, aay the effect of the British
gunfire was terrible. The masts were
shot away and turrets were battered in.
The decks were a mass of wreckage and
dead and dying sailors were lying all
over the ship.
A Harwich message (wnicn nas oeen
heavily censored) describing the land
ing of those wounded in the Helgoland
fight says there were plenty of eyewit
n(B( when the first batch were landed
shortly before 6 o'clock yesterday morn
ing. Among the dead was a lieutenant
commander. The German wounded from
the Mainz were roughly attired; none
had a full uniform. Many had suffered
frightful wounds. The Mainz's quarter
master, who is a sexagenarian, was
haHlv wounded in the body. Xinetv
German prisoners from the Mainz have
been landed at lith. hight ol inem are
officers and one is said to be a son of
Admiral Von Tirpitz. the German min
ister of the navy. Sixteen of the prison
ers are suffering from wounds.
CANADIAN TROOPS DEPART.
Scene of Remarkable Patriotism at
Montreal.
Montreal. Aug. 31. The Princess Pa-
trica Canada light infantry, first native
troops from Xorth America to leave for
the European war, sailed 1,000 strong
aboard the White Star liner Megantic
Saturday for a secret destination. Gayljjj
decked with Mags and bunting, tne Me
gantic pulled out from her slip to the
shieks of whistles from the harbor craft
and roars of cheering from crowds fring
ing the docks. The departing soldiers
lined the rail and sang patriotic airs,
whose refrain was echoed back by the
throng ashore. Almost every vessel in
the harbor was smothered with bunting,
and half the city went to the water
front to bid the troops good-by.
NEARLY 30,000 IN QUEBEC CAMP.
First Mobilization of Troops Now
Completed.
Halifax, Aug. 31. Nearly 30,000 men
will be under canvass at Valoartier, V.
Q., by Wednesday, it was said Saturday,
and no more troops will be brought in
until a second contingent is mobilized.
Two batteries from Ottawa, the first
of Canada's artillery to appear at the
mobilization camp, arrived Saturday.
SUNK IN RUSSIAN WATERS.
Passenger Steamer Express Strikes a
Mine Fifty-Four Persons Perish.
London, Aug. 31. A dispatch to
Lloyd at London from Nikolayev says
that the small passenger steamer Ex
press from Odessa for Nikolayev struck
a mine on the 11th and was destroyed,
rift r. four wruoni perished, but the bulk
of the passengers and crew were picked
up by other su-amers.
TO HOLD JOINT MEETING.
Sporting Club and Farmers' Organization
at St. Johnsbury.
St. Johnbury, Aug. 31. Th annual
joint midsummer meeting of the Caledo
nia Forest and Stream clubs and the
Caledonia County Farmers' association,
to be held at the" Cab-doma fair grounds
here next Wednesday, promises to be
largely attended. a 'hav previous sim
ilar gatherings held undVr the auspices
of these two organisation.
John B. Burnham. president of the
National Came ProtTtive association.
Nr ork City, will be the principal
pewker reprefiting the Fort and
Stream club. . The priii, ipal speaker for
the rrmer' association ha hot yet rwn
unmrnivd. It is inten.Vd to ere din
ner on the frown! at noon, affr whxh
the akir,g will tk place. inHu.iing
'oral speakers as mr a thnsa from
abroad. Mae topi.- of looa! intret
re ix-hedaled to ini' unir con ! ration.
POSTMISTRESS HEROIC
IN SHOWER OF SHELLS
Etafn Young Woman Keepa Telephoning
Until a Bomb Falls in
Building.
Taris, Aug. 31. Ktain, a town in the
department of Mcuse on the river Orne,
20 kilometers, northeast of Verdun, was
bombarded on Monday from II o'clock
in the morning until 11 o'clock at night.
The bombardment was resumed at 11
o'clock Tuesday morning and the town
was soon burning. Many persons per
ished in the flames.
The young woman who had charge of
the postofflee kept telephoning to Verdun
every quarter of an hour as the shells
rained on the town. Then the postmas
ter at Verdun, who had the receiver to
his ear, heard the young woman say:
"A bomb has just fallen in the post
office." After this there was no further report
from Elaia.
IN THE FIELD
OF SPORTS
The ball players around the Xational
league circuit are loud in their praises
for Manager Stallings, but do not over
look the work of Evers and Maranville
in placing the Braves in the fighting po
sition they hold to-day.
There is alwavs something bobbing up
. ' . V ! I
in the way ot new piay m ""
The Giants had one in Cincinnati. It
was a triple play by the Reds and was
called a "forced"" triple play by McGraw.
Jack Murray was on third and Bescher
on first and not a man out. Grant then
sent a short fly to center. Mortn got
the ball and threw home and nailed Mur
ray, who tried to score on the play. In
the meantime Bescher was on his way
to second and had turned that station
when Gonzales threw the ball to Kellogg,
the Red's first sacker; thus the triple
play was made. While there were many
who think Moran made the right play,
the geneial opinion was that Moran
should have thrown to first base, which
would have made it two out, as the Reds
were ahead and Moran might have lost
Murray at home.
During the first of the season it was
the open boast of the Federal leaguers
that they would have Eddie Collins, Ty
Cobb and Walter Johnson in their ranks
before the end of the sesson. These
prophecies have not proved true, nor are
they likely to.
Buck Freeman, the old Boston Amer
ican plaver, holds the world's record for
home runs. It was in 1899 that he
knocked out 23 circuit clouts during the
season. Twelve years later, Frank
Schulte of the Cubs poled 21 similar
clouts. Last year Cravath of the Phil
lies sliced off 19 four-baggers.
Johnny McGraw of the Giants prob
ablv holds the world's record for bases
on balls. It was in 18f9 that McGraw
drew loft baRes on balls in 05 games.
This record has probably never been
equalled. Miller Hipgins of the Cards
leads the Xational league with 72,
Out In St. Louis, sentiment is that the
Cards will win the National league pen
nant. Out there on Wednesday a crowd
of 24,000 turned out to see their won
ders perform.
It looks as though Fred Lake will have
to find a new city to locate his club
next season. Manchester does not sup
port the club. Fitchhurg did not earlier
in the season. Lake is certainly hard
pressed.
Baseball in Buffalo is at its lowest
ebb and the city ennnot be ranked among
the good baseball towns of the country.
The invasion of the Federal league has
almost paralyzed the sport instead of
giving it the boom its promoters claimed
would be the case when they invaded
the city. While the Federal league has
decreased the attendance at the Inter
national league games, it has not gained
the patrons for itself. Cp to the pres
ent date both Buffalo clubs stsnd to lose
thousands of dollars, the Federals with
their big salary list and two dozen or
more players, being the biggest sufferers.
With the exception of the first few
games the attendance at the Federal
league games bus been a-big disappoint
ment to the owners. On the other hand,
the attendance at the International
league club has Improved considerably,
but it is admitted by both clubs that
the season is a failure and that the home
receipts of both clubs will not be enough
to carry one club along. President Gil
more of the Federal league thinks that
but three clubs, the Chicago, Philadel
phia and Baltimore clubs, are making
money In the Federal league.
Attempt To Explain European War.
Sunday right Evangelist L. F. Passe
bois lectured on "The Coming Crash."
He took for his text Amos 3:7, "Surely
the Lord will do nothing but He re
vealeth hi secret unto His servants, the
prophets."
Seeing all nations have fallen, as God
predicted, so will the remaining nations
fall. There is war now in one-half the
world's population, and it is the wort
conflict in the earth's history. Reports
give 140,000 slnin in three days. hv
should we come face to face with such
a conflict with the education there is in
the world to-day!
Is it Armageddon!
Considering the magnitude of this con
flict and its far-reaching results, many
have wondered if it were the last great
war of the age. the battle of Armaged
don, which is to take place just before
the second coming of Christ. Repeated
ly has it been denominated this by news
paper writers. We are not left in doubt
regarding this question. I he battle ot
Armageddon decs not take place until
after the close of probation. It will oc
cur under the sixth of the seven last
pUgurs snl will be preceded by the dry
ing up of the river Euphrates, a svmbol
of the Ottoman empire. See Rev. 18:12
M. This is not the battle of Armaged
don. What. then, is the meaning of this
prt ktrupgle oi the nations! What
does it portend! Des it indicate where
we are Jn the stream of time! It does,
indeed.
Eange'.ist L. F. Passebois and family,
who have been attending the S. D. A.
cmpmeting in (laremont, X. for
the lat 10 Haj. returned Sunday morn
ing and will now remain here. There
will 1 mw tings every night at the tent,
a heretofore.
To-nie''t at the tnt everyone will be
prer-nt"l with a free ropy of tlie wr
rttra ot th Texew and Herald. Thi
extra should be rad by everyone. H i
a !-ar fipoiton of the gretet war
if the wotI J kitwy. the preent Eu
ropa eonixt. Is U Arwsgddoa!
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Saturday's Games
At St. Louis Boston 4, St.
Iritis 0 ( first game). Batteries
I James and (,'owdyi i'erritt, Griner
and VUngo. uoston n, m. ixjuib
(second game I. Batteries Hess,
Crutcher, Strand and Gowdyj
Doak, Salle.j and Snyder.
At Chicfigo Chicngo 1, New
York 0 (first game). Batteries
Vaughn and Archer) Marquard
and Meyers. New York 7, Chicago
6 4 second game). Batteries
Mathswson and Meyers; Hum
phries, Zabel and Bresnahan.
At Pittsburg Pittsburg 1,
Brooklyn 0 (Hist game, 13 in
ning). Batteries Mamaux, Gib
son and Coleman; i'feffer and Mc
Carthy. Brooklyn 15, Pittsburg 4
(second game). Batteries Ragan
and McCarthy; Cooper, Adams and
Coleman.
At Cineinnnti --.'''--, "
Philadelphia 2. Batteries Ames
nd Gonzales; Mayer, Ocschger
and Dooin.
Yesterday's Games
At St. Louis Boston 2, St.
Louis 0. Batteries Tyler and
Gowdv; Perdue and Snyder.
At 'Chicago New York 8, Chi
cago 1. Batteries Tesreau, Mey
er and McLean; Cheney, Pierce
and Archer.
At Cincinnati Philadelphia 4,
Cincinnati 2; (first game). Bat
teries Alexander and Killifer;
Yingling. Schneider and Gonzales.
Philadelphia 2, Cincinnati 1 (sec
ond game, 10 innings). Batteries
Marshall, Tincup and Killifer;
Schneider and Gonzales.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
Won Lost Pet.
. 63 SO .558
. 63 61 .653
. 64 67 .529
. 61 67 .617
. 64 62 .466
.63 61 .465
. 63 62 .461
. 52 63 .452
St. Louis
Cincinnati
Philadelphi
Brooklyn
Pittsburg
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Saturday's Games
At Philadelphia Philadelphia 2,
Cleveland 1. Batteries Bush and
Schang; Mitchell and O'Xeil.
At New York Xew York 8,
Detroit 5. Batteries Warhop,
Fisher und Xunamaker; Coveleskie
and Stanage.
At Washington Chicago 2,
Washington 1. Batteries Wolf
gang and Schalk; Johnson and
Williams.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
Won Lost Pet.
Philadelphia fil 38 .681
Boston 06 40 .574
Washington 61 65 .526
Detroit .60 0 .500
Chicago 68 63 .479
St. Louis 65 63 .486
Xew York 65 64 .462
Cleveland 39 83 .320
CAUSES OF BLUE MILK.
A Question for the Bacteriologist Not
Common in This Country.
Although blue milk is refered to in
American scientific literature, it acems
to belong among the rarities in this
country; whereas serious outbreaks of it
have occurred in Europe, and there its
appearance seems to have been of con
siderable practical importance, says a
writer in the American Cultivator. Blue
milk is ordinarily understood to be due
to the production of a colored pigment
in the fluid as the result of the develop
ment of special micro-organisms therein.
This unusual manifestation in milk was
early observed, and reported; but Stein
hof, who was able in 1838 to cauae its
disappearance by the use of disinfec
tants, was apparently the first to recog
nize the presence of an infectious mate
rial. The well-known bacteriologist,
Hueppe, was the first to obtain a blue
miiL- nrmniam In mi re culture, in 1891.
so that evidently the investigation of
the subject goes baca to tne eariy nays
of bacteriology, when this modern set
nr wa still in the formative period.
There is a possible ground for misunder-
standing as to the nature oi tne. pue
nomenon. According to some, milk may have an
I blue annearance due to other
causes than the growth of micro-organisms
therein. We are told that milk
which had been allowed to stand in iron
dishes for several hours had a peculiar
blue-gray color, indicating tne presence
of iron In solution. A number of inves
tigators have manifested that the con
sumption of certain plants by milk-producing
animals may result in an abnor
mal blue color in the milk secreted, but
the data along this line are more or
less conflicting.
There eeema to be no doubt, however,
that the abnormal appearance of a blue
color in milk is, in the great majority
of cases, caused by the growth of micro
orrnima in the milk. The appearance
of a few isolated samples of blue milk
which recently reached one or our west
ern experiment stations has afforded an
opportunity for a new investigation of
this uncommon phenomenon. i ne or
ganism isolated from the milk and
nrnved to be resnonsible for this "out
break" was the bacillus cyanogene, the
same organism that has been isolated in
other instance of blue milk. The fact
that in the Iowa manifestations the
trouble occurred in only two households
out of IS served Irom tne same oairv,
and that these two were quite closely
aeoociated, indicate that the infection of
the milk took place in the household.
This explanation is also suggested by
the blue milk to appear at the dairy
farm, except in a pan brought from ths
home, of one of tne customers naving ;
the trouble. As far as is known, says j
the Journal of the American Medical:
Association, this organism is entirely.
kirnlMi and milk which is turned blue
by it is objectionable only on account j
of its color.
TBT
WELCOME SOAP
far whiter dotba aa4 aaaicr waakasfw. A3 j
Wm a L
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rttew Maa.
A TRAIN
HOLDUP
By RYLAND BELL
When I was a boy I lived beside a
railroad. There was a bridge acrosa
the river near where I lived, and I
spent a great deal of my time on this
bridge holding a flshpole over the wa
ter. I perched myself oil an abutment
where I would not be Interfered with
by trains, and when any of the engi
neers I knew came along I would
wave my hand to hira, getting a nod
in reply.
There was a time, when I was about
sixteen years old, that a train went
oyer the bridge carrying an express
car. The engineer was Joah McCur
dy, the beat friend I had among the
brotherhood. When I was a little kid
playing about among the awltches
where the men were making up trains
he had Jumped from his cab and
yanked me out of the way of a car
that was being backed right on to me.
As I grew older I appreciated what he
bad done for me and loyed him ac
cordingly. And he loved me the more
because he had doue It.
In July and August I was usually
fishing on the bridge nearly all day.
One morning when Josh McCurdy'a
train was coming I heard a shot and
aw his train slowing up. But it
didn't come to a full stop till the engine
and forward cars had got on to the
bridge. I saw the heads of passengers
thrust out of the windows of the coach
es and other evidences of excitement
which convinced me that something
serious had happened.
The ahot I had heard, together with
the fact that I knew the train always
carried an express car, suggested to
me that the. train had been held up
by robbers. Boylike, I was curious to
see what was going on, besides being
solicitous about my friend the en
gineer. So, Instead of keeping out of
the way, I went as fast as I could go
over ties and stringers toward the
train. I was not likely to be noticed,
coming from the bridge; but. feeling
sure that my inference that robbers
were at work was correct, as I neared
the hissing engine I dropped down on
to some supports below and made my
way along them.
I was now over the bank, which
sloped from the abutment to the river.
I couldn't see what was going on in or
about the train, but one thing I saw
that eet me to thinking. The locomo
tive and one car either the baggage
or express were on the bridge, and I
could look up from under them. In
those days the old fashioned coupling
bad not completely passed out of use,
and the cars of this train were linked
together with a pin.
A man was hammering with his fist
at the rear door of the car above me,
but suddenly turned and ran down the
steps and disappeared from my view.
I was not alow in divining that he had
gone for something with which to
break in the door, an ax or a tie. There
right over my head was the link that
held the car to the rest of the train,
hanging looee. A plan of action flash
ed through my brain. Catching a
stringer, I pulled myself up to where
I could reach the pin and pulled it out
Then, lowering myself, I made my
way with a boy's agility to the cab of
the locomotive and, climbing the steps, j
found mvaelf in it alone. Opening
the valve, I let on steam, slowly at
first, but rapidly increasing the power
till I waa well under way.
I expected to die for my act, for the
robbers could Jump on to the rear plat
form of the car, come forward, and I
m.o HafonaAiPss. The reason they
didn't do this was that they had been
told off for different purposes. Two
were going through the cars robbing
fha nnaaone-ers. One WSS guarding the
engineer, who had been taken from his
cab, and tbe fourth man was hunting
for a tie with which to batter down tne
iliF of tba nnress car. He did not
a that the car was moving till It bad
gone too far to be reached, walking as
be would have had to do on ties, wnicu
It a slow process.
t mi tha bridge wltn my engine
m vA Ana I linn was well on the other
side when, hearing a sound behind me,
I turned and saw tbe express agent
coming over the coal in the tender.
He had taken in the fact that his car
had been hauled away and when he
aaw roe at the throttle Informed me
that In some mysterious way I had
eaved the treasure ror wnicn ne w
responaible, as well posetbly as nis
life. Without a word be threw nis
arms .about meand hugged and .kissed
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me nil r thought fie would smother me.
Then he fired a few short questions
at me, to which I fired back as ahort
replies, and the story was told.
We had no fear of being followed
across the bridge, so, pulling up at a
station not far beyond the river, we
telegraphed for information. The news
came that tbe robbers had mounted
horses and galloped away. It waa
some time, however, before we re
ceived an order to back across and.
when we did. found that no lives had
been lost, though the robbers bad got
considerable plunder from the passen
gers. Jack McCurdy set an example by
hugging me, and pretty much every
one present followed it. I was sent for
by the president of the road and asked
what I wanted as a reward for my
feat I said I wanted preferment for
Jack McCurdy. The president smiled
at this and said, "I think I can take
tare of both of you."
And he did. Jack became a division
superintendent, and a quarter of a cen
tnry later I became president of the
road.
The strain of first place in the Xa
tional league is worrying the Giants cor
siderably, while the Mackmen keep on
winning just the same. J . '
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