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JOHN BRISLIN IS DEAD
The New York Press, republican,
print under date of PJttsburg, March"
27, this dispatch:
"John Brisliri, whose Inventions
made possible many of the Carnegie
millions, died here tonight in compar
ative poverty. Crushed in spirit and
jsvith his eyesight totally gone, Brlslln,
. nvho was 72 .years old, has fpr the last
ten- years waited patiently for. justice
to ho done and prayed that he would
- iivc'to see the day that his claims to
the inventions of the machinery which
have made possible ..the rolling mill
of today would be recognized. A
boyhood chum of Andrew Carnegie,
'- the old inventor always maintained
that the steel master would some day
'realize the justice of his claims. A
few days ago the old man received
n letter. To a member of his family
lie Intimated strongly that it was from
Mr. Carnegie and his joy knew no
bounds. He was overcome and his
strength gave Way, indirectly result
ing in his death.
-Born In Pittsburg, Brlslin at an
early age became a blacksmith's ap
, prentice in Allegheney, 'where he knew
, 'Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie entered
the steel business as an owner and
Brislin as a-workman. Twenty years
bso Brislln met Anton Vinhac, a
Frenchman, when both were working
In the Carnegie mills in Homestead.
Together they Invented much of the
massive rolling mill machinery which
revolutionized the Iron and steel busi
ness and by which great beams weigh
ing tons are automatically run through
the mills. Hardly had they perfected
their patents when they were amazed
to discover that" others shared the sec
ret. Br.islin always maintained that
the plans of their model were stolen,
aiiey took their fight into the federal
courst, .refusing all offers of a com
promise extended by the steel-;com-
. "After -a long trial, In which thon
gands of dollars were spent by both
Bides, Judge Bufllngton in the United
States district court handed down ' a
decision in 1897 finding the Carnegie
fcteel company guilty of infringing
the patents of Brislin and Vinnac.
The steel company offered the invent
ors $100,000. This they spurned. The
""" .company carried the case to the fed-4
eral court of appeals and the decision
, " o Judge Buffington was reversed."
wntf iAke Huron, between Canada
and this country.
In a single yea? a greater number
of ships pass through the lake canals
of the north than through the Suez
canal, though there is no doubt that
tho latter is by far the most import
ant water link in the world. It is the
longest, being ninety miles from en
trance to exit, and It cost more than
$100,000,000 to build. About four
thousand ships pass through the .Suez
canal annually. It takes eighteen
hours for a vessel to go xthe entire
length of the canal. There are no
locks and a part of the route, about
two-thirds of It, is made up of a scr
ies of -shallow lakes.
The Cronstadt and St. Petersburg
canal Is altogether about sixteen
miles, including the bay channel. It
Is an important commercial waterway
and connects the capital of Russia
with the Bay of Cronstadt
After the construction of the Co
rinth canal, which is only four miles
long, a saving of 175 miles was made
by ships sailing from Adriatic ports.
A part of this canal was cut through
solid rock, and, short as it is, it took
nine je'ars to build.
A direct route from Manchester,
England, to the Atlantic ocean was ob
tained by the digging of the Manches
ter canal. JFrom Manchester ships
now go through the artificial water
way to the .Mersey river and from
there to the open sea. This canal is
fitted with hydraulic locks.
For the express use and conven
ience of military and naval forces the
Kaiser Wilhelm canal was begun in
18S7 and completed less than tea
years later. Since it has been opened
it has been found of great value to
mercantile traffic. -The canal is sixty
one miles long and extends from Kiel,
on the Baltic, to the North Sea. The
Elbe and Trave canal is another im
portant connecting link between the
Baltic and NQrth seas.
In xmir own country are three great
canals, all of them links between the
Great Lakes. The Welland connects
Lake Ontario and" Lake Brie on the
Canadian side of the river. It is twenty-seven
miles long and has twenty
five sets of locks. New York Herald.
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Atk far Oatalaji No. WG 334.Loweft prices on Iloollnir, Kavo Trounh, Wlro, I'lpu, Fonelne, Plumblniw,
mo farm or in mo iiornn. rta ony onr eoooa ai
WHE0K.W9 CO., TH WP iHQH T., CHIQIO
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. THE WORLD'S CANALS
- 'There" are nine great ship canals in
the .world and all of these have been
built within the last seventy-five
' years. They are the Suez canal, the
Cronstadt and St. Petersburg canal,
"the Corinth canal, the Manchester
fltiip canal, the Kaiser Wilhelm, the
Elbe and Trave, the Welland and the
two canals connecting Lake Superior
f some kind are the heritage of nearly every
-one, from the infant and tho colid, the middle
: aged and the distressing, miserable headaches,
to the aged with nervous, muscular and rheu-
. .matio pains:
A-remedy to relieve in all cases must ho
founded on the right princlole, and that ac
counts f orhe wonderful success, of
"" Dr. Miles'
They never fail to ouro all oases of pain, be
cause they treat tho Pain Sourcetho nerves.
Bysoothlnethe Irritated nerves they lessen
tho tension,- build up tho strength, sot the
blood coursing through, tho veins, and thus
allay all pain.
"Periofiio hcadaoho, that unfitted mo for
business several days at a time, has been my
life experience, I fouud first relief in Dr.
Miles' Anti-Pain Pills and since then I invar
iably ward them off by taking a pill when I
feel them coming on."
E. M. MOOBERRY, Windsor, 111.
1 Ttio first packagoxwill benefit, if not, the
druggist will return your monoy.
' . '25 dosos, 25 cents. Never sold in bulk.
THE PATCH AS A GUIDE
A New Englander recently had. oc
casion to engage a gardener. One
morning two applicants appeared one
a decidedly decent looking man, and
the other of much less prepossessing
appearance find manner.
After very little hesitation the man
of te house chose the latter applicant
A friend who was present evinced
surprise at the selection, asking:
"Has that man ever worked for you
"No," replied the other; "in fact, I
never saw either of them until today."
"Then why did you choose the short
er man? The other had a much better
"Face!" exclaimed the proprietor of
the place in disgust. 'Let me tell you
that, when you pick a gardener, you
want to go by his overalls. If they're
patched on the knees you want him.
ie the patch is on the seat of his trous
ers, you don't." Success Magazine.
JUST1CEHARLAN A WALKER
Mr. Associate Justice John Marshall
Harlan, dean of .the supreme court oO
the United States, lives on Mount
Pleasant. When the weather permits
he walks from his residence to the
capitol every morning, a distance of
fully four miles. He swings along
with a stride denoting excellent health
and strength, and should he encounter
the two most illustrious pedestrians in
Washington the president and the
new British ambassador-and either
should attempt to set the pace, the vet
eran jurist would, show them a thing
or two about walking. Washington
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