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ORIGIN OF THE STATE-ROOM.
Mississippi River Captain the First to
According to Representative Aldrlch
Alabama, the origin of the term
tate-room" was on this wise:
"Down in Louisiana is the thriving
Rlty of Bhreveport. The man after
whom the city was named was old
dipt. Shreve, who used to run some
of the finest craft that ever carried
the traveling public up and down the
Mississippi river. Capt. Shreve was a
progressive sort of old fellow, and ho
believed in giving Uk passengers the
best possible appointments; and his
boats were tho most luxurious that
were ever piloted on the famous water
thoroughfare. There used to be ordl
nary bunks on tho line, the crudest
kind of berths. Shreve made up his
mnd tl.at something better was de
manded, and that the more luxurious
night, travel was made the more traf
fic thero would be on his liners. So
he had a number of rooms built on his
boats for night travelers. Then the
Idea suggested Itself to him that In
stead of numbering tho rooms he
would give each of them a name. This
was done forthwith. He was a patri
otic soul and he named tho rooms
after the great commonwealths
through which tho Father of Waters
traveled. There, for Instance, was
tho Mississippi room, tho Arkansas
room, tho Louisiana room, the Mis
souri room and so on down the list ot
states. In booking these names foi
passengers he called them 'state
10 Mms,' hence the now universal 01
yr i.si'-n "-Mariner's Advocate.
America Leads In Autos.
Statistics are now brought forward
Jo show that America lias supplanted
France as the leader In the motor car
fndtiatry. Not only does the (Jnlted
States supply 95 per cent of the cars
now In this country, but American
nanufacturers ore now shipping cars
!' over the world.
Progress In 8tcam Turbines.
That the actual displacement of tho
reciprocating steam ongine by the
steum turbine for many purposes la
proceeding at a rapid pace In this
country is Indicated In the statement
that a single company, manufacturing
but one of the several types of steam
turbines lu the United States, took
onlera within the last half year fo;
turbines for generating electricity hav
Ing a capacity of 82.000 kilowatts, of
nearly 110,000 horse power. Three
of these engines are for a Brooklyi.
power station and will be the largest
ever constructed. It Is interesting to
note In this connection that wonderful
as Is tho transformation in powex
mochnnism, thero are engineers who
predict a still more radical change in
the not dlstnnt future In the develop
ment of power from gas engines. This
form of engine has been developed
to a marked extent In Europe, espe
cially In Germany, nnd American and
English engineers are Just beginning
to awake to the possibilities in this
direction. According to one author
Ity, "wo may yet see eteam enelnb
and turbines sent to he scrap beat
Chauffeurs In Army Uniform.
Among the staff of the royal gar
.ges of Italy a semi-military system
ins been Introduced. The director
ir 111 wear the uniform of an army cap.
kin and tho chauffeur that of tha
Ontario forest Reserves
The Ontario government is 4unaid
ring o system of permanent forest re
selves on which the timber will be
oUl only as it comes to maturity. The
ultimate outcome of the plan would
ive Ontario a' forest reserve of 40.
riO.OOO acres, yielding a yearly reven
f. of at least $30,000,000.
A problem which perplexed tho last
generation was tho long extinct pig
my race which centuries ago un
doubtcdly Inhabited the Tennessee
mountains. Legends among the In
dians told of such a tribe of dwarfs,
who were supposed to be of more In
telligence than the red men. But
these legends were very hazy. A bury
Ing ground, however, actually waft
discovered in the early part of tho
lost century in which all of the skele
tons were of pigmy proportions. Soma
of them wero carried away to col
lege museums. But as far as known
no scientific inquiry has ever been di
rected to this question.
He Got His Raise,
In a l&rge city mercantile house not
long ago there were a limited number
of Increases of salary to be given out
to those employes in a certain grade.
Before the promotions were awarded
tho manager ordered the various ell
Bibles to write a request for promotion
and the reason It was wanted. The
following request was received from
"Sir. My reasons for desiring pro
motion are as follows:
"1. Ethol, aged 7.
M2. Willie, aged 5.
"3. Dorothy, aged 3.
"4. Johnny, aged 2 years."
H got his raise.
At last that car of Henny Buggies, Runa
bouts and Schuttler Wagons are here,
And I am prepared to make some close
figures on all spring work in this car,
Come and take a Look at Them.
Just received another car of nails and wire.
Have all sizes and kinds.
Do not forget that I have a full stock of Build-
Why hesitate to buy Hammer Paint when it
costs you less and is guaranteed for five years.
Remember 1 have the celebrated Leader Mill
and Star Steel Mill and a full line
of brass goods
Dont buy a Heater until you see the Black Dia
mond Hot Blast-. That reveolving grate .
it has is a winner.
Better see my Harness before you buy It will
be worth your while.
Yours for business,
C. C. CHAPMHN S A. B. Simp.cn
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