Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 09, 1897, Page 11, Image 11

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Bt , Anthony Polls to Be Hitched to an
Electric Generator ,
nf 1-JIcctrlc Cn
in I'lirN A. Xovnl Stnlruny
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ViirluiiH MUCH.
'following closely the I vl of Nfagara
Falls and Sacramento In harnessing water
power to generators of electricity , the city
cf Minneapolis In about to attach another
tug to the Falls of St. Anthony. The falls
liavo been the making of Minneapolis , yet
only a small pnrt of 1(4 ( power has been
tiscd to drive the mills ( hat line I In banks.
It Is now proposed to creel an electric power
plant , and utilize to'a largo extent the
power going to waste , A contract has been
let for a. plant to cost between $300,000 and
; 100,000 , which will bo second only to Niagara
.Falls. Miwt of the power to bo developed
has been leased by the street ear companies
of Minneapolis and St. Paul , but there will
bo an abundnnco for small factories , mills ,
The electric locomotive will replace the
Bteam locomotive as KOOII as the problem
of producing electricity on a largo scale ,
economically , Is nolvcd. This Is a statement
of a prominent olllclal of the Ilaldwln Loco
motive works of Philadelphia. Speaking on
the subject , the official eald : "It Is but a
question of time when electric locomotives
will bo used to haul pawengcr and freight
trains on all the various trunk Unco in the
"United States , If not In the world , and In
order to ascertain just what can bo done In
that direction wo have built an electric loo-
motive , which , provided It is run on tracks
of proper weight , will bo able to develop
a speed equal to more than 100 miles an
hour. It Is well known that electric loco-
motlvra have been built and operated with
succrfis , there being two or three In the
eervlert of the Halumoro & Ohio Railroad
company at the licit Line Tunnel In lioltl-
morc , and at ono other' place In that city ,
whcro they have performed all that the con
tract stipulated they should do. These are
all run by the trolley system , which for very
heavy trains and long distances , as , for In
stance , between Washington and Philadel
phia , Is considered Impracticable.
"At this time the most practical system
for moving very heavy trains , such as have
already been referred to , seems to bo that
of the third rail , and It Is by that system
that experiments are now being made with
the engine wo built nt the works of the
"Westlnghouse Electric company In Pitts-
burg. Wo have been Informed , though not
officially , that the engine has shown that
It can produce a speed equal to over 100
miles an hour. The new locomotive la
totally unlike the steam locomotive , so uni
versally uaotl on railways , and In general
appearance Is much like on ordinary pas
senger coach , except that It Is not Intended
to carry nor Is It provided with nny ac
commodation for passengers1 except thoao
necessary to operate It , It Is the first of
Its kind In the Avorld ; la thirty-two feet In
length , and weighs 90,000 pounds. The
spread of the tracks Is seven feet ; diameter
of wheels , forty-two Inches , and It la ar
ranged for four 200 horse-power motor , two
on each truck , and Is equipped with Weat-
lughoupo air brakes. The lines of the car
are regular , and Its fittings handsome , and
It has an electric headlight on the front , and
a pilot to protect the locomotive from objects
on the Hacks.
"In order to provide the proper staunch
ness rho frame of the machlno Is covered
with a half-Inch steel plate Its entire length
and It Is bolted to the floor through casl-
< lron plato. TJia frame Is made of ten-Inch
rolled steel channels , surrounded by a one-
half Inch rolled plato covering the entire
floor. This plate Is considered an Important
detail , us It Is Intended to give great
strengtli to resist blows In casn of collision ,
and Is also Intended to protect the- lives of
passengers In the cars In cases of wrecks
nnd derailments. The motor * are dlrectiy
beneath the car , between the two tracks , and
are 'Iron-clad' consequent-polo motors.'Theso
motors are entirely cased In their steel
shells , Eii that they are practically free from
Injury under all normal conditions of service.
The power , which Is furnished from a cen
tral station , Is communicated to the engine
by the third-rail system , \vhlch Is a system
of conducting the current to moving motoru
or trains , consisting of an additional rail ,
either of Iron , steel or copper , laid 'In the
trac ! : at about the same height as tlio main
rail on which rolls or slides the collector.
"Tlio possibilities of Iho new locomotive
can hardly bo estimated. The distance from
Jersey City to Washington could bo covered
In a llttlo over an hour , whllo tlio passenger
could go entirely across the continent lu
less than two dayc , Including all the stops
mecessary to bo made. "
The steam reads In Connecticut have won
another ease In the courts against the paral
lel electric projects. This latest case was
directed against the Moutvllle Street Rail
way company , which has been constructing
a line from Norwich to Now London and
paralleling existing steam properties , and
the supreme court stops the business on
the technical ground of an Imperfect or
ganization of the electric company , which
will now go before the next legislature- and
ask for clear power to continue the work.
Quito a number of well known amateurs
of automobile carriages In Paris , Including
the Prince do Sagan , Mr. William G. Tif
fany and Mr , Thorno , > wi > ro present on the
afternoon of December 11 at the ateliers
llelvallctto , In the. Rue Durct , to see the now
electric coupe Invented by M. A. Darracq ,
The coupe , hung upon "hull reasorts , " re
sembles the fashionable coupes turned out
by the best Parisian makers and has none
of tha unfinished appearance of the usual
rtm of automobile vehicles. There Is a seat
at the back of the coupe for the engineer , so
that those seated Insldo the coupe have an
entirely unobstructed view. The motor con
sists of an electric dynamo and the foico Is
stored by a battery of accumulators. The
steering ig effected by the front wheels ,
moved by a wheel at the engineer's sent. The
liralio Is applied In the same manner. The
"hull reesorts" and the Inflated India rubber
tires make the coupe run as smoothly as
possible. The force stored by the accumu
lators Is sufficient to accomplish seventy-five
kllomc'tora pn an ordinary road at a speed of
from fifteen to twenty kilometers nn hour.
The coupe Invented by M. Darracq , says
the Now York Herald , Is Intended for .use
In the crowded streets of Paris , and elec
tricity , giving neither smoke nor smell ,
scums for this purpose tlecldedly preferable
to Htcum or petroleum , provided the power
nud cfllclency are equal. M , Uarracq's cal
culations show that the electric coupe for
use In Paris realizes an economy of 40 per
cent , UH compared with the use of a coupe
drawn by a horse. The accumulators weigh
about -100 kilograms. This , of course. Is n
very hciivy dead weight to carry about , es
pecially when It Is remembered that an av
erage mall coach weighs 2,400 pounds , or
1,089 kilograms. However , M. Uarracq Is
convinced that this weight Is much moro
than compensated for by the stored force
which enables this neat and smart looking
coupe to be moved at a rapid pacu and with
extraordinary facility of steering , and with
out smoke or mucll , and with comparatively
little noise , through the crowded streets of
The cqupo was successfully tried , and n
reporter who sat on It , was driven , or rather
"motored , " about In the Rue Durct for a
few minutes , and found It very comfortable.
The coupe runs most smoothly.
The Reno Inclined elevator , or moving
stairway , was put Into experimental uio on
the Drooklyn bridge a few daya ago for ( he
edification of the- bridge ofUclils. It Is the
email experimental machine- which waa oper
ated two weeks last summer at Coney Inland.
In that tlmo It carried 75,000 pomona or more
without accident.
The machine Is built for making a lift of
only about seven feet , and an thin Is only
about half the height of a bridge story , the
place cliMcn for Its operation la tlmt furthest
to the eastward on the rlguthand aideof the
lower floor of the brldgo entrance. The ele
vator alands Micro just to the right of the
regular stairway , and will land Ita pacuon-
C r * bcdtdo thotfD who walk up these stairs.
An the p.wengerw will ( hon have to w.ilk
up the next half flight of. nt pa. the uow elo-
valor will not bo able to ndd murh. If any
thing , to ( ho bridge accommodation * , but
ought to show whether It can be rolled upon
for regular 'nnd satisfactory service.
The now olnvator IB In effect a treadmill
reversed In Its action. The passengers lep
upon the cndlcfn belt which forms Ita plat
form , grasp a handrail which moves at the
Bftmo rate with the platform , and arc car-
fled up by on clectrlo motor , which keeps the
platform moving.
The Ingenious points about the machine
are the devices for saving the pawengcra
from Injury either by Iho platform , where It
dives out of sight to start upon Its return
journey or by the moving handrail. The
platform Is formed of jointed slats which
carry upon their upper faces upright plates
of steel about an Inch apart which form
continuous lines down the whole length of
the endlttu structure. The upper part of
these plntcs Is roughened to glvo a foothold ,
and upon these the parecngcr stands.
At the two ends of the machine the plat
form passed under a comb-llko cdgepleco ,
whoso rounded points llo In the grooves be
tween the plates. The passenger's foot Is
nlld upon these comb pieces bcfdre the mov
ing plcco drops away over Us carrying
wheels , nnd all the passenger has to do
after ho has stepped on and been carried
up Is to walk away when ho has beer *
safely landed at the top.
The handrail consists of a series of con
nected rollers , forming an endless chain.
These pass along In a holder formed of a
U-shaped piece of steel. Over the rollers and
fastened to them Is a covering of leather ,
which , being like a letter U Inverted , covers
the rollers and their channel effectually.
The passenger grasps the leather and It
slips away from his hand at the top , where
It passes over n wheel , there to start upon
Us return journey.
* If the brldgo management should decide
to put such elevators Into regular service
they would bo built to carry up double lines
of people , and have a handrail on each
side.Tho electric motor which operates It stands
under the stairway. This moves the wheels
which carry the platform around by means
of a worm or screw gearing. A controller
box , from which the movements of the motor
can bo regulated. Is placed against a wall
just to the right of the stairway , and a
man will bo stationed thcro nt all times
when the stairway Is moving , with his hand
on the regulating lover and his eyes on the
passengers , to prevent accidents.
An illustration of the attraction which
electrical schemes have for largo capitalists
Is seen In the City of Mexico , where Barney
Ilarnato has captured the franchise for In
stalling nn electric street railroad. It ap
pears odd that African gold should thug bo
diverted to the modernization of an ancient
city. When the organization of the under
taking was mooted a local syndicate bid for
the option. In all probability they would
have secured It , but the South African mag
nate suddenly took a hand In the deal and
offered a sum so far above them that the
city authorities were staggered and forth
with yielded to Darnato the privileges ho
asked. Now , however , the railroad company
Is In a quandary. It finds that , according
to the existing local conditions , electricity
Is not by any means as cheap a motive
power as mules. The price of Welsh coal In
Mexico City Is $17 , ami American bitumin
ous , which la a much lower quality , Is sold
nt $14.50 ; the supply of wood is becoming
scarcer and moro distant ; and the city , al
though 7,000 feet above sea level , Is lower
than the surrounding country , so that no
use can bo made of the adjacent lakes. In
fact , a more economical method of generat
ing current than any that has yet presented
Itself will have to bo found before the leis
urely Mexican can enjoy the novel excite
ment of riding at a speed of ten miles In an
electric car. There are two solutions under
consideration. Ono Is to utilize the flow
from the recently completed drainage works
of the city ; the other Is to turn to account
no fuel the peat beds of the neighboring dls-
Much activity Is apparent In the Inven
tion of devices for Insuring greater safety
on electric car lines. It has been found
that persona who are struck by the cars
Invariably try to grasp something for sup
port. This fact has led to the suggestion
that two plain , stout horizontal Iron bars
shall bo placed In front of the car , one
about three feet , the other about five feet
from the ground. The Idea Is that a person
on the track who sees that he can not get
out of the way may be able to seize 0110
of the bars , and thus save himself from
being run over. An electric alarm signal
and Indicator , which Is being tested for
trolley lines , Is Intended to enable a carte
to glvo warning of Its coming a block
ahead. This Is effected by Iho display of a
red signal and the ringing of a bell at the
corner of the Intersecting street. The lia
bility of collision with other vehicles will
thus bo lessened. Strung alongside of the
trolley wire , at a short distance from each
corner , Is an extra wire , which connects
with n. little bell and closes a box attached
to a post on the next corner. As the trolley
wheel reaches this supplementary wire cur
rent la transmitted to the signaling devices.
A simple system of telephone communica
tion between electric cars and the super
intendent's olllce has also been put Into
operation. It consists of hanging a telephone -
phone wlro alongside the trolley conduc
tor , a sulllclcnt distance away to Insure
Immunity from accidental contact between
the two. Kach car la provided with a set
of telephone Instruments , which , whllo
normally cut out , can be connected at any
Story of ( lie HcrolNiii of n \ < MV Yorlc
.Tit n 11 ( i r.
There were * heroes In plenty at the burnIng -
Ing of a big flat house In West Fifteenth
street the other morning , says the New-
York Journal , but the greatest hero of them
all was the janitor.
And since no good word was over said
about a Janitor before , let this man's name
bo proclaimed bcforo other things are told
of. Ho Is Charles Lorenz , the caretaker
at 239 West Fifteenth street , which , with
the adjoining building , at 241 , was burned
out during the darkness and frost that
hedged In the city at 4 o'clock.
Lorcnz distinguished himself In many
ways , but chiefly by converting himself Into
a human ladder for the rescue of the tenants ,
who had doubtless often reviled him and
sent Jokes about him to the comic publica
It should bo said that they climbed down
hla stalwart form with cheerful alacrity ,
while thf flames lapped out after them greed-
lly.tas If In baflled rage.
It should also bo said that this knight
errant among Janitors clung meanwhile to
the Iron railing of a fire escape that was
cold enough to rnlso blisters , and that ho
never murmured until the last tenant had
clambered otf his legs to safety. And oven
then his solo complaint was that every but
ton had been torn off his coat In the process
of rescue. i i
The people In the building were panic-
stricken and rushed about their data and the
halls , clad only In the scantiest of garments
and screaming at ( ho top of their voices ,
Some of these were carried In safety to
tlio street , among them Mrs. Gates , an aged
woman , who lived on the fourth floor and
appeared paralyzed with fear. Others ran
to the flro escapes , and as the ( lames nhot
from the windows , at times hiding them
tram people ou the Htrcot , they prepared to
Jump. *
"Don't Jump , don't Jump ! " shouted the
crowd below. "Como down the lire es
cape. "
This advice was followed , and men , with
children In their arms , followed by women ,
clad , fcorno of them , In night dresses and
others In some garment they had happened
to pick up In their night , slowly descended
to the first story. There they were stormed
because thcro was no ladder leading to the
street , a distance of fifteen feet.
It was at this moment that Janitor Lorcnz
showed his heroism.
Leaning from the steps , ho grasped the
flro escapu at the first attempt. Than , hangIng -
Ing by his hands , ho shouted to these above
him to climb down over his body , The flamea
were all around him , and the heat was In
tense , but Lorcnz never flinched , and person
after person , many of thorn women , slid to
safety over his body , until more than twenty
liad been saved.
Then , when there were no more to bo
aided , Lorenz dropped to the steps , and as
ho walked across the street to where his !
wife and children were , remarked , ruefully :
"The only thing I mind about It Is that
every button on my coat has been torn
off , and the old woman will have a hard job
putting them on again. "
Unman Skill Overcoming the Defects of
Ilrfrnudirr Hrror of tlifi Kyi'n UNO
anil A lilt HP of .Sight KvllH of
.Modern llltiiiilmitloii Mi-iiiiH
of Protection ,
Eye glasses or spectacles properly ad
justed afford lu ninny Instances positive
tcllef from a long list of nervous disorders.
The human eye Is Intimately connected with
the nerve center of the brain , over which
It exerts a strong sympathetic. Inducnco.
If there Is anything radically wrong with
tlu ilcllcate mechanism of tlio organ of vis
ion , Kays the Chicago Tribune , Us effect Is
soon apparent In the nervous system. There
lufijr bo no signs of Jroublo In tlio rye 11-
si > if so far as the uninitiated observer Is
able to Oetcct , but to the expert opthnlmol-
oglst the symptoms are unerring and Infal
lible. This Is the assertion of leading spo-
ct.illatb.ln diseases of the cyo and It has the
unqualified endorsement of reputable optic
ians. In It may bo found the cause for
the fast-spreading use of spectacles lu all
parts of the civilized world where the mod
ern theories of medical practice and phys-
lolngUal conditions obtain. The almost uni
versal use of glasses does not Indicate an
extension of Impaired vision In the human
race , or the existence of any now optical
troubles ; It means simply that experts are
trying by artlflclal means to remedy the
dt-fccU uf nature.
It Is only within the last fifty years that
the mechanism of the human eye has been
really understood. Pervious to ISJti , when
lloimholtz mastered the details of the workIngs -
Ings of this Important part of the body and
astonished oven the medical profession with
hla wonderful discovery , It was the custom
to treat the eye on the same basis as other
organs. If a man was club-footed the mal
formation was readily apparent and the
only remedy was In the use of the surgeon's
Itnlfe. So long as both legs and feet wore
truly formed and evenly mated there was
no call for medical or surgical rdd unless
the patient could locate some well-defined
Interior trouble. And so It was with the
oyes. If a man was afflicted with strabbmuu
or cataract It could bo easily seen and
relief afforded by the proper operation. Not
oven the most advanced thinkers had any
Idea that there might bo a radical mal
formation In the mechanism of vision of
which there was no outward evidence. Thus
It was the wearing of glasses was confined
to those old people whoso eight was con-
flrmedly bad and to a comparatively forof
young or middle aged who by chance found
tha use of spectacles a help. Sufferers from
visual defects were almost as numerous In
proportion to population then as now , but
their troubles were not understood and con
sequently no general attempt was made to
correct them.
Helmholtz discovered that it was possible
for nature to err In regulating man'ii vision
In much the same way n it might send
him Into the world malformed In other parts
of the body. He found that the eye Is sub
ject to what are called refractive errors
which seriously affect the powers of accom
modation and induce an abnormal utraln
which , If long continued , has an Injurious
effect upon the nervous system , and finally
upon the vision itself. The range of the
visual field depend. ? upon the form of the
eye. If both eyes are perfect In construction
and Identically alike the vision will be nor
mal , but Helmholtz demonstrated to the
satisfaction of the profession that nature
docs not always do Its work truly , and that
many Individuals arc affllctrtl with mis-
formed visual organs. To make these mis-
formed organs perform their work accept
ably to the owner required an unconscious
forcing or strain on the power of accommo
dation which results In a disordered con
dition called asthenopla. People thus af
flicted will struggle along , Ignorant of the
real caut'o of trouble , until compelled to con
sult a physician for relief from nervous
affection ! ? , when they will be surprised to
learn that It Is spectacles , not medicine ,
they need.
Asthenopla Includes pains In the eyelids
and In the forehead over the eyes , In the top
and back of the head , and In the aides of tha
head just back of the eyes , and Is frequently
accompanied by extreme nausea and general
debility. When failure to obtain relief by
the use of ordinary remedies demonstratca
the fact that Uie trouble does not llo In or
dinary causes , the careful physician will nt
once suggest the consultation of an eye spe
cialist. This usually results In the discovery
of a refractive error of some kind which Is
readily remedied by the use of properly fit
ted glasses , and In a short tlmo all ftymptoms
of asthenopla disappear. Explanation of
this lies In the fact that the glasses restore
the vision to the normal stage , and -by doing
this stop the forced strain on the powers of
accommodation , and this In turn relieves the
nervous system.
Man Is endowed with only a certain amount
of what may bo termed visual energy. At
the early ago of 10 years It Is easy to note
a beginning of the exhaustion of this energy ;
at 30 two-fifths of the visual power Is usually
gone , and at 50 years fully eight-tenths of
the sight energy of the average Individual
la exhausted. Women and children are In
the main the greatest sufferers from defective
vlalon , because they are , as a rule , the most
carolers In the treatment of their eyes. The
use of glpesra Is abhorrent to them , as Indi
cating the approach of old age. and are only
put on under compulsion. Dr. Jamca A.
Lydston , an authority on the subject , says
thcro are two extremes to bo avoided If Iho
vision Is to bo retained unimpaired. One
is ovcrlllumlnatlon , the other Is underllluml-
natlon. Too much light Is In the end almost
as bad as a scarcity of light. There Is but
one- method of Illumination that is safe and
natural , and this Is sunlight.
People , oven when afflicted with refraetlvo
errors , may get long oervlco from their eyes
by utilng them for line work , such as rcaUing
and sowing , only In the daytime. If , on
the other hand , when refractive crrora exist ,
the sufferer persist In straining her sight in
the trying twilight or under bad Illumina
tion , nature soon rebels and the use of
glaests Is imperative. Next to sunlight the
safest Illumlnaut la the electric light when
shaded with a palo blue glass to neutralize
the effects of the red rays. The patent gas
burners , which glvo out a clear , steady , and
Intensely white" light arc good so far as the
color of the Illumination la concerned , but
the light Is held to be strong , as It merely
serves to stimulate the eyes to the degree of
requiring more later on , and bra Idea this
there IB an overheating of the atmosphere ,
which Is also Injurious.
Given a malformation of the visual organs
to start with the defect will bo rapidly made
worse by tup modern conditions of life , which
teud to pit Increased demands upon the
sight. In olden times there was but little
reading of fine print or similar strain upon
the oyca at night. Electric lights , gas ana
even kerosene oil lamps were unknown ,
candles being the general Illumlnants. The
people had but little call to tran ! their eyes
and they lasted thorn , refractive errors and
all , well Into the sere and yellow leaf period
of life. Now the world lives and movca
largely by night and the demands upon the
eyesight are In a hundred ways more exact
ing , Strong lllumlnatits give encourage
ment to free use and overtaxing of the visual
organs , and the result Is big fcea for the eye
tjpeclallits and largo profits for the makers
of spectacles.
There are many other distressing and
serious affections of the eyes , but most of
them take the form of gbmo apccltlc dluea-jo ,
or ran bo traced to some known cause , and
are , as a rule , curable by the use of me-JI-
clncs or the ncalpel. In the c su of a ro-
frucllvo error In the construction of the
oyo. however , there Is no cure In either
medicine or surgery , The bust that can bo
had la relief by an artificial adjustment of
the vision with glasses. Fortunately the ex.
tent of the visual error varies greatly In
Individuals , In some It Is so slight as to
hardly merit attention , and It la theae ex
ceptions which save us from becoming an
> utlrely bespectacled community.
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They AVcre In Uiicli' .IOC'H Ilnnil mill
lie Took'tlio Pot.
I was a conductor on a trunk line railroad
In the flush days Uiit'jmmcdlately preceded
the close of tlio war and prevailed for a few
years after the close , soys a gosslpcr In the
New York Sun. Money was plentl.'ul , 'inoia's
were rather lax , and as yet It had not been
made part of the railroad conductor's duty
to stand guard over the poclcctbooks of cred
ulous travelers , oithoso whoso cupidity ran
away with their reason , and consequently
those were the halcyon days of traveling card
players abroad for what waa In their profes
I used to HUe a quiet game of draw my
self , and Indulged my liking whenever my
duty gave me opportunity. This , of course ,
placed mo in sympathy with others who
played , and one day I got Into a pretty stiff
game on board my own train , while In the
actual discharge of my duty , and yet with
out holding a hand. I had been on the road
but a week tor two , and was not yet ac
quainted with all Its patrons. In going
through the train collecting fares this day
I speak of I came to four passengers who
were absorbed In a gatr.c of poker , a news
paper spread on their laps to play on.
"Fares , please , " ! said.
People didn't bother much about buying
tickets In tlioso days , and a largo proportion
of the fares were paid on the train. Three
of the men handed over their money. The
fourth , who seemed somewhat excited , said :
"Conductor , can't you como around a llttlo
later ? "
I told him I must have his faro then and
tlii'rc. Ho. looked at Ills companions , hes
itated a moment , and then said :
"Will you let mo tale $ a little rakcotf for
my faro , fellows ? "
They decided to do so.
"Conductor , " said ho , holding up a handful
of gunwada , "them stands for all the money
I got. I'm gain' to bet 'cm on this hand , and
the mischief of It Is I'll have to call before
I've done It justice. This Is the hand. "
Ho passed It up to me , shielding It from all
other oyes. It was four aces. I became In
terested at once. I had $00 In my pocket. I
reached In and took out J20 and handed It to
the holder of the big hand.
"Go ahead ! " said I. "Bet that on It , tool"
Ho did so. Two of the 'other players
dropped out. The fourth stayed , and I
passed my remaining $40 to the man with
the four aces. That was my pile , and -ho
had to call. Ho hated to , ho said , and I
hated to have him do It , with a hand like
that , but there was no help for It. Ho
called. The other man showed down a
straight flush ! Ho got my money and the
money of the man I backed and I hadn't
got the man's faro ! I stopped the train and
put him off , and that was the only satisfaction
I got out of It. Tlio next station was the
end of my run. That same evening I saw
the man I had backed and put off the train
and his three companions board an eastbound -
bound train.
"Do you know any of these chaps ? " I
asked the station agent , ,
"Know 'oral" ho replied. "Rather ,
They're four of the slipperiest card sharps
on the line of the P. , O. G W. "
They had Initiated n\o \ ; that waa all.
A great many drovers traveled ou the rail
roads during the warf ) < Tt\ey carried plenty
of money , and were generally easy and
profitable game for the professional card
players. Some of tho. drovers , though , had
the reputation of being very handy with the
carda themselves , and. bragged of It. I
used to hear of Uncfo Job Reddy , Dig Ike
Sloat , and others as among tbo quick-witted
drovcra who wcro said , to. bo able to take
care of themselves against the tricks of the
sharpers. Ono day r noticed among my
passengers a noted card tiharp , known famil
iarly as Jersey Jerry , At a way station a
llttlo old man , gray and wrinkled , hut tUlll
active and spry , got aboard the train. Ho
was a very loquacious old gentleman , and
gave me the Impression that ho had been In
dulging overmuch In applejack , that being
a bolt of country famoua for that Insinu
ating and lingering tipple. Ho talked to
everybody within hearing , and flually ex
pressed a willingness to play any ono a game
of old slcdgo for a quarter a corner. Nobody
paid any attention to the old fellow for a
Ions tlmo , and then Jersey Jerry began to
tr.kit an Interest In him , This surprised me ,
IB the old man seemed to be- rather small
game for that far-rcachlnj ; Individual. M
any rate , before long Jerry w a busy play
ing him old B lei ! go for a quarter a corner ,
and the old man w'na" winning every game ,
muoli to his apparent delight , and In the
process of putting away and producing hla
atakta ho displayed a wallet the plethora of
which explained the Interest Jersey Jerry
was manifesting In him.
After a while , ( a going through the train ,
The Mutual Life Insurance Co. , of New York ,
has paid $246,000.000 to its living members.
Has been the benefactor of women and children
to the extent of $ J65,000,000.
Ulas paid its meiitos In zll ® m $ Ss\LsJ \
Wanted in JESvery County.
H. S. WINSTON , Special Representative. Omaha.
I noticed , that the game had changed to
poker , and that Jerry had evidently led his
Intended victim along until they were playIng -
Ing a pretty still game ; but 'Ae old man was
winning , and ho was elated beyond measure ,
and more garrulous than over. I stopped to
watch the ploy. It was Jerry's deal. 1
knew somehow that Mow ho had worked up
hla game , and that the climax was at 'hand.
I felt sorry for the old man , but It was not
my affair. Ho had paraded himself too
much , anyhow. As Jerry tossed his oppo
nent's cards to him I caught a glance of
each , and would have sworn that four of
them kings. The old man took them up
cautiously and held them close. Ho seemed
to gloat over the possession of them. Ho
drew no cards. Jerry drew one. Then they
begcn to bet. TliB old man was game , and
came back at Jerry without a quaver. Four
kings was a tremendous hand , but I know
that Jersey Jerry hod given himself a bsttcr
ono as well as I knew I was there. Dy
and by there was more than $300 In the pot ,
and the old man seemed satisfied. Ho called.
"What a' ye got , yo young smartyJ" ho
said."Four acca , pop , " said Jerry. "That's
all. "
"Ye hain't got enough on 'em , Jerry , "
exclaimed the old man , and Jerry started ! to
hear his name called. "Yo hain't got
enough on 'cm , 'causo I've got flvo on 'cm
myself. "
And the old man with a grin that meant
a great deal , and a look In his eyes that
meant a great deal more , spread nvo aces
on the newspaper they were playing on ,
and coolly raked the money In and stowed
It In his wallet. To the utter amazement
of myself and every one else who saw It.
Jerry got up without a word and went , Into
the next car. The old man only grinned the
more , and In leas than flvo minutes was
asleep In his seat.
"I wonder who that man la ? " said I to
the head brakcman as I went out. pointing
back to the seat where the grl/zled old pas
senger was asleep , with his head thrown
back. The head braheman knew everybody.
"Who. him ? " said he. "Why , that's old
Uncle Joe Heddy , the drover. "
Uncle Joseph had played It away down on
the sharper , for he knew him and hla game ,
and a trick worth two of hla.
A KciUm-Uluu Trilinlf to the .Vntlvc
An aged Kcntucklan died last Sunday
morning -full of years and posses'sed of
much wealth. Ho was not an eccentric man ,
relates the Kansas City Journal , and his long
life had been peacefully spent In the bluegrass -
grass region , adding to his patrimony from
year to year and pursuing the even tenor
of his way ns Kentucky farmers usually do.
Some years ago , knowing the Inflrmltles of
age , ho had constructed a neat and roomy
sarcophagus wherein his mortal body was to
find a quiet resting place when ho had done
with the burdens of life. It was made of
good blue limestone and warranted not to
leak. When he had his tomb prepared ho
purchased at the came tlmo a barrel of the
flncat and purest old bourbon that could bq
made by the most famous distillery In Ken
tucky , and left positive orders that at his
demise the mountain dew should be poured
Into tha Btono sarcophagus and his body laid
It has been fifteen years since that whisky
was bought , and all of that tlmo It hau been
getting mellower and mellower , Its bouquet
growing moro and more fragrant as the old
man ripened for the grave. In accordance
with his last wishes tha soothing liquid was
used as directed and received Ills frail nnd
cast-off tenement , to preserve It until the
resurrection morn when ho will probably
want to take another drink. As It was the
custom of the noble red man to huvo burled
In the same grave with him his homo and
Implements of war and of the chase , to have
them handy when hu reached the happy
hunting grounds , BO this thoroughbred Kcn
tucklan passed unto that bourne from which
no traveler returns , with enough of the
ardent to last him through the Journey. An
other Instance of tha ruling passion strong
In death. _
Smooth lldlilx'ry lit I'lirln ,
A very smooth robbery hea Just bceT dis
covered In tbo Hue Uallu , In 1'arls. Tbo
wealthy owner of the residence has been
absent for some tlmo and the concierge
waa surprised when two men brought a
Norman unnolro to the house. The next
diy the men returned , oaylng that they
had made an error , and brought a mnall
sideboard taking away the Norman armolrc
but within that armolro was everything
nf value la the houio.
How much will your admin"
istrator have to sacrifice your
estate to force quick assets ?
An Installment Policy for
$100,000 will leave your family
$5,000 yearly income for 20
years , in any event , and if your
slated beneficiary is then living
he or she will be paid $5,000
yearly during life.
A 5 psr cent Debenture for
$100,000 will leave your wife
$5,000 yearly income either for
20 years or until her death ii
prior thereto ; then $100,000 will
be paid in one sum. A possible
return of $200,000.
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pi to jo'j ' lor on
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tlnry Itlond I'olson perma
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GOLDEN SPECIFIC CO. , Prop's , Cincinnati , 0 ,
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Notlco IH hereby clvun that thu unnuul
inctitlrig of the HtockholdoiH of the Union
I.uncl company for the flection of flvo Ul-
icuturu and thu tniimuctlon of uueh other
buKlia-SH M H may lawfully como bufora thu
meeting will bu held ut the otllcu of the
Konurul solicitor , Union 1'aclflo building ,
Omulm , Nebraska , upon Monday the lltli
duy of January , U97 , at 10 o'clock a. m ,
Uoston , Muns. , December 7 , IWfl.
D22 d22t
Xollitu of Irrlifiitliin lloiiil Salt * .
The directors of the Middle IDUI > Val
ley Irrigation district Invlto Denied pro-
iioHiilH for I100.0UO ( In part or whole ) of
bondo of H-ild district up to 2 p , m. of Jan
uary 19 , lSi/7. / AUdrcHD ,
CHAHLES NICOLA ! Becruturv ,
t. Noli.