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    game, which will b played on Franklfn
Cia, Philadelphia, on November 10. The
moot Important charge In me schedule U
the substitution of a tarn with Harvard
for lha annual Princeton match. The mid
shipmen play lha Crimson on October 1,
a dine that haa heretofore boen given to
the Tigers. Vanderbllt, one of the strong
est southern teame, will be met for the
first time. West Virginia la another new
opponent for the middlea.
The navy atlll hopes to arrange a game
with Princeton, but there aeema little
chance for the meeting. Swarthmore and
Pennsylvania Bute have November dates,
while Lafayette, after a lapse of several
years, will meet the middles again In Oc
tober. The schedule follows:
October Navy vs. Western Maryland.
October 6 Navy vs. Dickinson.
October Navy vs. Maryland Agricul
tural college.
October 12 Navy vs. Vanderbllt.
October 10 Navy vs. St John.
October 19 Navy vs. Harvard.
October 26 Navy vs. Lafayette.
November t-Navy vs. West Virginia uni
versity. November Navy vs. Swarthmore.
November 16 Navy vs. Pennsylvania
fitatf, college.
November JJ-Navy vs. Virginia Poly
technic" institute.
November 30-Navy va. Army, at Phila
delphia. This la considered the hardest schedule
that any navy team haa had In the history
of the academy's athletics.
Oreat Possibilities Vnder Rnles for
' More Development.
PHILADELPHIA.' Bept. T. "Foot ball un
der the new rules Is still In Its Infancy,"
said Dr. Robert O. Torrey, head coach of
the University of Pennsylvania eleven, "and
thin season will, I expect, witness many
new and Interesting developmente as
coaches and players discover and appreciate
mora of Its possibilities." Asked In regard
to Pennsylvania's prospects this season, Dr.
Torrey said: "As far as material goes, they
appear to be good. The ultimate outcome
wilt depend largely upon the coaching, pro
vided we do not have hard luck In unex
pected losses. Of last year's eleven which
faced Michigan and Cornell only two will
be absent, but they will bo hard to replace.
' Levlne, end, and Lawrence, quarterback.
Those who will return to college are Scar
lett, end; Draper, Gaston and Ljavery. tack
les; Zlegler and Qallagnor, guards; Dwyer,
center; Folwell and Greene, halfbacks, and
Holienbank, fullback.
"The greatest problem appears to be the
development of a successor to Lawrence,
who proved such a find last year. There
areseveral strong candidates for this posi
tion, among them being Began, the crack
quarter of last year's freshman eleven.
Regan Is a clever drop kicker and punter.
Against the Cornell freshmen he booted the
ball over the bar from the flfty-two-yard
line, the record last year. Other promlalng
men who may be tried at both quarter and
end are Pauxtls and Miller, ends on the
freshman team. Rook, tackle on the 1905
eleven, who was Ineligible last year, will
be a likely man for a line position, as will
also Stein, freshman, tackle and center;
Ocha, a 200-pound guard, and Lamberton,
tackle on last year's sctub team.
"Macklln, the freshman fullback, and
Sommera, halfback, are both, valuable men
and -may make either a back field or line
position. The loss of Pike, the giant fresh
man guard, Is a severe one, but he was un
able to make up conditions In his studies.
The absence of Marshall Reynolds will be
mich felt In coaching the punters, as he
was, Invaluable In this department last
year. The new rules are going to place a
big premium on' skillful kicking and there
ia no good reason why four or five good
punters should not be developed in any
squad. Dependable punters and drop kick
ers will be a necessity If Pennsylvania. ex
oects to have a winning eleven this sea
son," .. '
Following the custom of several years
past, there will be no regular" preliminary
train season at Pennsylvania this au
tumn. Most of the players will report at
Franklin Field about September 16, but
there will be no regular practice until col
lege opns.
The first. game will be with Lehigh, on
Saturday, September 28. Bucknell and State
are newcomers. Last year Stata played
Tale! The complete schedtle follows:
Saturday, September 28 Lehigh, at Frank
lin Field.
Wednesday. October I VlUanove, at
Franklin Field.
Saturday, October & Bucknell, at Frank
lin Field.
Wednesday, October ft Franklin and Mar
shall, at Franklin Field.
Saturday, October 14 Swarthmore, at
Franklin Field.
Wednesday, October 1 TJrstnus, at
Franklin Field.
Saturday, October 19 Brown, at Franklin
Sai"i1ay, October 18 Indiana, at Frank
lin Field.
Saturday, November I Lafayette, at
Franklin Field.
Saturday, November -Stata college, at
Franklin Field.
Saturday, November 18 Michigan, at Ann
Thursday, November tt Cornell, at
Franklin Field.
nana te Be Important froiu tand
,lnt ( Coa.ea.1.
JOWA. CITY. I a., Sept T.-(8peclal.)-Purtng
the past week the various foot ball
camps In the stata showed their first signs
of activity. Coaeh Clyde Williams of the
State Agricultural college at Anus reported
for work. Trainer Jack Watson haa been
on the ground all summer. Cbach Maro
Catltn of the State university baa coma out
of the Wisconsin woods for another sea
son. Over at Drake university In Dee
Moines "Doo" Poll la Umbering up tho
war Uga and counting the prospective
candidates for ' gridiron honors. Coach
Fiaher .will have charge of the, Grlnnell
college-' team? daring the coming year and
from his allowing made last season It Is
believed that this year Grlnnell will move
up a few pegs. Prof. Bryant of Cos col
lege, one of the moat enthusiastic sports
men In Iowa, will continue during the
coming year as head of the athletic de
partment of that Institution.
Bryant developed a brilliant team last
fail, but It la not known yet bow tnany of
bis old men will return. It ia understood
that Griffith wilt continue as director at
Mornlngslde college nothing te the con
trary having been announced. Des Moines
oollega la without coajoh, Boyles succes
sor not having i been announoed. Du
Bridge is expected to continue In charge
at Cornell oUega, Mount Vernon, Is. Foot
ball was abolished last rear at three Iowa
Institutions and It was stated last winter
by those la authority that tho gam would
not be resumed thla fall. Tnes Institu
tions are the Stata Normal oollego at
Cedar Falls, Btmpson college at Indtaoola
and Penn oollega at Oakaloosa.
Bales He) Loaar Problem.
The coming season will bo an Interesting
one In Iowa from the coaching standpoint
1 purine tho season of 1M the men In charge
were given an opportunity to get
acquainted with tho changes made possible
under tho new rules. They bavo bad a
year In which to work them out. and this
fall they will bo expected to offer many
new and startling Innovations. Albert R1s
tine of Ames and old John Chalmers of
Iowa, coaching rivals for three years, will
not appear en the checkered Held thla year.
and la their places are tho two men who
acted as their assistants. The Influence of
Rlstlns said Chalmers will undoubtedly be
felt on the style of play shown by the
Aggies snd the Hswkeyes during the com
ing season, but both Williams and Catltn
are men, with decided Ideas of their own,
and It Is expected that the style of game
shown will be essentially their own.
It Is too early yet to get any line on the
materials which will be at the disposal of
the coaches In the state this fall. The
shifting eligibility conditions which kept
all athletes up In the air during the win
ter have left things In a still more or less
unsettled condition. Mctlhenney, the Ag
gies great end, who was elected captain
Isst fall, will be able to hold the job despite
the fact that he has played three years.
His record shows that the first year was
played In the prep school, and fur
thfet reason lie Is alllowed to hold over.
Cresco White, elected to the same posi
tion at the State University of Iowa, Is
also eligible to play on account of the fact
that he did not compete In any game last
year on account of Injuries In the early
At both Ames and the ntato university
tho makeup of the elevens has been badly
shot to pieces by the eligibility rules,
graduations and desertions. The other
Iowa colleges report losses, and there seems
to be little doubt now but that the lineups
this fall will present many new names.
All of the colleges In the state are now ob
serving the freshman eligibility rule, and
for that reason the new recruits will be
gained from last fall's freshmen elevens.
An Important piece of work framed up
to be put over this winter Is the completion
of plans for the Big Five of the Missouri
valley. The organisation was practically
effected last winter and spring, but there
wll have to be several meetings of the
representatives of the various institutions
concerned before the first formal meeting
will be held. It Is planned now to hold a
track meet In Kansas City some time In
the spring. On the whole, the coming year
Is expected to be an Interesting one in
Hawkeye athletics.
Game Will Bo Governed the Same as
Laat Year.
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Sept 7. Walter
Camp, Tale head advisory foot ball coach,
who has been editing the foot ball rules
for this fall, says his task Is finished.
From the changes In the code It is cer
tain that the conservatives have carrlel
the day and that there will be no revo
lutionary changes from the rules which
were put Into effect last fall. The most
Important alteration Is the clauae which
provides for, a penalty of fifteen yards
for a dropped forward pass If the error
la mads on the first or second down.
Last year the ball went to the other
side. Two umpires are made obligatory
to free the game from the least vestige
of roughness. It Is made clear that any
lineman may carry, the ball, provided he
does not leave his place in the line till
the ball Is put in play. In the case of a
kick out after the safety, the opponents
must line up on the thirty-five Instead
of the twenty-five-yard line.
Three of Tale's football officials are
busily engaged on'the plans for the sea
son, Mr. Camp, F. J. Thompson, whose
position Is In the nature of graduate
manager, and Trainer Mack, who is con
structing a new cinder path at the Yalo
field for the track men and who Is gel
ting the gridiron In shape for the ad
vent of the candidates this month. Mr.
Thompson Is Interested In a new city or
dinance whloh makes It a severe offense
to speculate in foot ball tickets in the
city of New Haven. ' This will clear out
the last of the speculatois this fall it is
Head Coach Knox thinks that the
coaches will' have something of a task
to get enough first-class backs, as all
of the Tale backfleld was graduated last
year. Indications now are that when
the first of the Tale foot ball candidates
report here September IT the 'varsity
will line up for signal practice as fol
lows: - I
Ends, Logan and Alcott; tackles, Cap
tain Blgelow and Paige; guards, Ooebel
and Andrua; center,' Cooney; quarter
back. Tad Jones; halfbacks, Whcaton and
Murphy; fullback. Coy and Brides. The
scheme of playing Brides behind the line
Is discussed because of the scarcity of
backfleld material and the fact that he
played guard In the big games last year,
weighing only 174 pounds.
Game with Pennsylvania the Feature
of Schedule.
DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 7. The ath
letic association of the University of
Michigan is making elaborate prepara
tions for the foot ball game with Penn
sylvania, which Is to be played at Ana
Arbor on November 16. Graduate Man
ager Balrd, who has charge of the work,
said recently: "I think the Penn-Mlchi-gan
gams will,' In point of Interest and
attendance, eclipse any foot ball game
ever played out this way. The only other
big struggle In the west next fall is tlmt
between Chicago and Minnesota at Minne
apolis, .and It will not hold a candle to
the Quaker-Wolverine battle In our town.
If ws do not draw close to 23,000 spec
tators at that Pennsylvania game It will
be because something has gone wronyr.
Let Michigan put up a good fight U
through the season up to November 16
and the crowd will be there. Detroit
alone will contribute about 8,000 rooters,
Judging from the sentiment I hear ex
pressed where life is worth the living.
"We havo been making arrangements to
take care Of a whopping crowd. We have
seats now for 18,000 persons. We can
put from 8,000 to 10,000 on the ends of
the field, and I think we will have them
to put there on November 16, too. Speak
ing of the field, Michigan has today the
finest athletic grounds in the United
States. Harvard, with Its stadium. Is
pretty well fixed, ' but Soldiers' field Isn't
a circumstance to Ferry field as a whole.
With the completion of the operations we
aro making this summer, the total ex
penditure for permanent Improvement of
the field will amount to 1160,000. On It
ws bavs a gridiron for practice, another
where tho old field was, and the splendid
new one, drained, leveled, sodded, sui
rounded by a concrete wall, flanked by
our great new stands, a beauty of a base
ball diamond with a brand new covered
grandstand, two running tracks, one of
them without a peer In the country;
twelve new tennis courts and plenty of
leveled, sodded ground for other purpose
thirty-eight acres in all enclosed on
three sides with a handsome brick an I
whits berea stons wall. The Michigan7
playground is In all respects a modal
one and a delight to the eye of any man
interested In athletics."
Tigers Start Practice Under Indica
tions for Good Team.
Preliminary practice for ths Doane foot
ball squad will begin September It Cap
talq Slonlger Is In Crete and it Is expected
he will 'gather a goodly number of his laat
year's team mates Into camp for the early
try-outs. Among the Bret arrivals will be
Earl Johnson and Mareah, tho bait backs
of ths famous 1906 team. They will be in
Crete early to aea what, they will be able
to do at tho new game. Dronson, the "All
Nebraska" guard of last' year will be on
hand. Barber and Hall of last year's bunch
aro In Crete now, and will Join ths squad
the first day. Kersnbrock and Gunnels of
ths Crete High school will enter Doane this
fall and will be valuable recruits to tho
Tigers. A larga entering class will bring
some good freshmen and until a line on the
new material can be drawn the Doane pros'
poets will be hard to predict, other than to
say the '07 team ia expected to be better
than last year's aggregation. This con
clusion Is drawn from the fact that all of
last year's team will be on hand with the
exception cf Day, Bates and Taylor. Day's
punting and aggressive play will be
greatly missed on the Doane gridiron this
1 1
Cornhuskers Have gome New Teams
on Their List.
Earl O. Eager, athletic manager at the
University of Nebraska, wrltea that the
Cornhusker team this year should be quite
a per cent stronger than any previous team
which the state university haa sent forth
looking for worlds to conquer. So many of
the old men are returning and besides a
large squad of players barred last year
by the rules will be on hand to try for
positions. Players are expected to report
by September 10, and although some have
sent word they will be a few days late,
the majority will be on hand at the ap
pointed time.
King Cole, the famous Michigan tackle,
who will coach the team this season, Is
expected to deliver the goods because of
his past reputation and because - of the
splendid line of material he haa to work
with. He will have the ripe experience of
Captain John Weller, who is himself quite
a veteran at the game. Most of the old
players will return and these, with the
new players, will give the coach a stron
ger lineup of ripe material than any coach
has had for some time. Last season but
thirteen men won "N" sweaters, but with
the material at hand this fall It Is ex
pected that many more will be given a
chance to play in the regular games and
more will consequently be available for
the coveted prise.
Collins, from the Lincoln High school,
Is looked upon as a new comer, practically
sure of a place at center. Rice and Mat
ters probably will capture the tackle posi
tions, and Johnson, Smith, Little and Cook
will fight It out for the ends. Patton,
who was barred last year by the fresh
men eligibility rule, will be available this
fall and Is expected to make good. Minor
and Hawloy will fight it out for the posi
tion of quarter.
Enthusiastic rooters for the team expect
to see a clean sweep made this fall, with
the exception of Minnesota and St. Louts
where, of course, there will be sure to be a
struggle worth seeing. These two games
are In doubt, as well as the Colorado
game, but with the material at hand Colo
rado should be taken Into camp. The
mountaineers have already begun work,
but this lead will have to be overcome by
harder work when tho training begins.
Matters Is an Omaha boy, who made good
at tackle last year.
Dates for the Cornhuskers' and previous
games with the teams to be met:
190ft -1906 "-1D04 1903 1902 1901
1907 Games Neb. Opp. Neb. Opp. Neb. Opp. Neb. Opp. Neb. Opp. Neb.Opp.
Sept. 2f Peru normal .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Oct. &-Bouth Dakota... 0 20 6 ... .. 23 0
12 rinnell 46 0 .. .. 17 0
19 Minn., at M'polls 0 13 0 35 ' 12 19 .. .. 6 0 0 13
26 Colorado IS 0 0 I SI 0 .10 0
Nov. 2 Ames 2.. U 21 0 .. 17 0
8 Kan., at Lawrence 6 8 ...... .. 6 0 16 0 2U 6
16 Denver university .. .. .. 10 0 ..
23 Doane college 28 0 43 6 61 0 28 0
St. u v.. at St. U - ..
Dog-dale la Getting; Rich and Others
Aro Dolose Well.
PORTLAND. Ore., Sept 7. George
Schreeder. president and principal owner
of the T acorn a base ball club In the North
western league, announces that he Is $7,600
ahead of the game and expects to clear up
a nice sum before tho curtain Is rung down
this month. "It has been the greatest year
In base ball we have ever experienced In
the Pacific northwest," said the Tacoma
magnate. "In Tacoma we have Just com
pleted a new ball park; that Is, It was
built for the present season, and the way
we are druwing all over tho circuit Is
highly satisfactory, and emphasises the
stand wo havo taken for a northwest
league. Local pride Is what furnishes the
shekels on which to run a base ball team,
and after two years of affiliation with Cali
fornia I was more than ever convinced that
the proper league should be made up of
towns In this section of tho country. I
have never been ahlo to figure out where
money was to be made In base ball when
It was necessary to send our club so far
south as Los Angeles, and without a stop
ping point between Portland and San Fran
cisco. In our league the jumps are short
and convenient and all our clubs are mak
ing money.
"Dugdale will clear up nothing short of
$25,000 In Seattle this year, and our weak
est town Is Aberdeen, but as that club la
In the lead they do quite well on the road.
All visiting clubs are guaranteed $400 when
they play on Gray's Harbor, providing, of
course, that two games of the series are
played. It would surprise you to see the
way the Canucks turn out at Vancouver.
Why, that town is really a wonder, and,
mind you, they only play five games there,
as Sunday ball Is tabooed In British Co
lumbia. We frequently get $800 and $800 for
the five-game series there, and the town
has been known to pay over $1,200 to a vis
iting club for one week's series.
"Tacoma and Seattle are veritable mints,
for the rivalry between the two towns cre
ates the utmost Interest In the games, and
also It may be mentioned that we are only
a few points ahead of Dugdale's men.
Spokane, In spite of the low position of
that team, la drawing In the most satisfac
tory manner, and Butte Is doing better
than ever. I think we have the most pros
perous league In the country, and I hope
the McCredies will affiliate with us next
season and not waste their good money In
paying railway fares to and from Cali
Selection of American Representatives
for English Meet Not Easy.
NEW TORK. Bept. 7. James Pllklngton,
president of the National Association of
Amateur Oarsmen, and Julian W. Curtlss,
treasurer of the American Olymplo com
mittee, will have the Important and diffi
cult task of selecting oarsmen to compete
at tho English Olymplo gamea next year.
No such delicate Job has fallen to tho lot
of two men on this side of the water, but
it Is, universally admitted that they will
prove equal to ths task. Pllklngton has a
wide acquaintance among the rowing men
all over the country and he Is shrewd and
experienced as to the merits of the sweep
pullers. On tho other hand, Curtias stands
high with the college men, and If they
work tho right way there should be no
trouble In picking a first-rate crew. As far
as the conditions of the Olympic regatta
stipulate men can be selected from all
over America, but they must bo bona fide
amateurs and not the least question about
thetr status.
Tho entry of tho crew or crews will
have to be made through the Olympic com
mittee, of which Pllklngton and Curtlss are
members, and no entries will bo received
from private Individuals or clubs. For a
number of years an Idea haa been knocking
around In rowing circles hers that a picked
crew from Amertoa could go over and de
feat the Leanders or England's best. Now
comes the opportunity, and those who want
to see tho theory threshed out welcome the
advent of the Olymplo regatta on the
Thames. There la no objection to a pick
of ths whole Ur.lted States, and from ths
hints dropped now If sn eight is sent It
will moft.the beet crews In all of Europe,
The Belgians, holder of the Grand
lenge cup at Henley, cannot row for the
trophy next year, and It has been intimated
that they will bo on hand for the Olympic
meet, so win Leander, who seldom or
nover lets any big rowing event pass with
out being seen on the starting line. Of
course, the opposition to American boating
prowess will not be confined to these two
crews, for doubtless the big colleges,
schools and rowing clubs will have repre
sentatives at the affair.
If America is to have a real good crew
and the best It can produce no time should
be lost In getting them together. In short,
they should be mustered this fall and hove
occasional spells on a rowing machine dur
ing the winter. But the most vital part of
the project is to find a coach who could
advise on the stroke suitable for the Eng
lish course. Somebody who could engraft
the new Falrbalrn stroke would be the
man, and of course he Is pretty hard to
unearth Just now. Nearly all the coaches
before the public now have been tried for
the Thames water and found wanting, so
It would be llttln short of madness to In
trust the Olympic crew to their charge.
Another point to be considered Is that the
crew could be only effectively trained on
still water. To practice them on a tidal or
river current would be a poor .procedure,
for when transferred to the dead holding
water of the Thames the oarsmen would
think their boat had a ton of lead fastened
to the keel. The program of the Olympic
regatta will consist of eights, fours, pairs
and sculls.
Gridiron Warriors Lending Simple
Life in tho Oieu.
PROVIDENCE, Sept. 7. -Twenty candi
dates for Brown university's 19f foot ball
team are to spend the week of September
1 to 25 camping out In tents on the farm
of Charles 8. Weaver of the class of '85.
The Weaver farm Is at Brooklyn, Conn.
It has all the facilities for a thorough
training of the men and teartis have been
put through preliminary practice there be
fore. Instead of living In a small cottage
on the farm, as teams have done In pre
vious years, this year's squad will camp out
In tents, this being thought more healthful
and more hardening for the men.
Results of Extended Experiments In
a School for Medical
Details have been received In New Tork
of the cerebro-splnal meningitis serum and
anti-serum discovered by Dr. Simon Flex
ner, of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical
Research, and used successfully In Cleve
land In the treatment of the disease which
killed many children In the epidemic In
New Tork two years ago.
'. Prof. Flexner made his discovery by
means of experiments en monkeys and
guinea pigs. His first experiments on
guinea pigs wore made with goats' serum.
A female goat had been Injected twice with
cultures from several sources of the menin
gitis germs diplococcl within a period of
two weeks. By using largo injections he
saved the pigs. When the goat which had
been Infected with meningitis died the
serum obtained from It was found to have
both preventive and curative properties.
Tho serum from monkeys protected guinea
pigs from what otherwise would have been
a fatal dose of tho meningitis germs.
On tho whole, - the Immune serum saved
more guinea pigs than the normal serum.
Tho serum of an. Infected horse also ren
dered the gulnoa pigs Immune. Dr. Flex
ner got an anti-serum from rabbits, which,
if injected . Immediately, had high protec
tive property against the disease. A con
siderable number of guinea pigs were killed
by meningitis in the course of the experi
ments. Two large morflceys were Immunized by
Injections from guinea pigs which had died
of meningitis. After a series of injections
extending over nine months the monkeys
were chloroformed and bled to death and
their serum tested. The germs were found
throughout the membranes, the , largest
number being In the spinal cord. A live
monkey Injected wltlr the serum from the
dead monkey showed no effect Another
monkey similarly dosed fell sick, but soon
recovered. A third monkey Injected died
in thirty-eight hours, and Its cord and
brain at the base wero found to be full of
germs. A large monkey survived.
Several other monkeys were sacrificed in
the experiments, which, showed that the
anti-serum would prevent the development
of severe symptoms after the germs hod
been Injected Into the spinal cord and would
arrest the disease If already In progress.
Two little spider monkeys were also ex
perimented on with a direct culture of the
meningitis germs. They sighed, their
hearts beat tumultously, and one of the
pair died. One of the medlum-slaed monkeys
was Injected twice, as it didn't respond to
the first Injection. It grew sick and lay
down. When disturbed by the scientists it
rose and looked distressed. The next day
It lay on the bottom of the cage, but on
being stirred rose for a little while. Tho
third day it died.
The value of ths normal serum was
Studied In monkeys In which the dose of
germ culture was on the border line-that
la, of such a slse that certain monkeys
died and others survived. These experi
ments showed good results from a mixture
of germ-culture and normal serum. Two
monkeys of equal slse and resistance were
Inoculated with a certainly fatal dose of
germ-cultures. Both died. Although the
closest mleroscoplo search was made, no
n-ningms germs were found In
bodies. New Tork World. .
Commencing Sunday Huster's full or
chestra will furnish music from 6 to 8
and from 10 to 12 at the Rome hotel.
Snernmbo to Strange Malady.
After twenty-nine' years of suffering
from a strange malady. Miss Jeanle U
i..?ma' Jthe daughter of former Mayor
Y llllam R. Thomaa of Oakland, Cl., Is
dead, aged 89 years. For a score of years
the condition of Ml,, Thn.. i ...,-.
the skill of every physician who had been
called to attend her, none of them being
able to discover the cause of her remark
able affliction.
The unfortunate woman was first
stricken when a child of 10 vears of age
and since that time she had been in a
cataleptic condition. For days at a time
she would remain Insensible, taking no
nourishment and being apparently in a
deep sleep. Rousing from this condition
sne would sometimes appear to be on tho
road to recovery, when, without warning,
she would be again stricken, on one oc
casion, soms years ago, she lay for five
weeks In a comatose condition, ami dur
Ing that time she neither moved nor
spoke, and all the efforta of physicians
who were called to attend her to bring her
back to consciousness were In vain San
Francisco Call.
Manufacturers of advertised articles pro
duce large quantities, being enabled thereby
to manufacture cheaply and furnish the
public with high grade goods at the price
of Inferior substitutes. Substitutes are ex
pensive a; any price.
Projected Railroad Through the Can
yon of the Colorado Rmr.
Silt In the Uranlte Fare of the Rockies
Invaded by Modern Promoters
Scenic Route of Surpassing
Ohio capitalists are now busy with the
preliminaries of what Is unquestionably the
most novel and daring railroad construc
tion project ever undertaken. This Is noth
ing leas than an Inclined railroad from the
rim to the bottom of the Grand canyon of
tho Colorado rlver-the supreme natural
wonder of the world. When It Is taken
Into consideration that the monster chasm
In Arlxona is thirteen miles wide and a
mile deep at the point where the road Is
to descend, and that the rock walls are
very precipitous in many places, It will be
better appreciated what a dare-devil feat
Is proposed.
The descent by rail to the bottom of the
deepest and most picturesque cleft In the
surface of tho earth will round out a cam
paign of railroad construction designed to
mako easy of access to the American peo
ple their greatest natural curiosity. Only
a few years ago the Grand canyon could
be visited only by those sightseers who had
the time and money to make a seventy-mile
trip by stage from the nearest railroad sta
tion. Latterly the Santa Fe railroad has
built a branch line that carries tourists to
the very brink of the tremendous abyss,
and now the new Incline road will provide
an easy and comfortable means of descent
to the banks of the river, a mile below
a Journey which now involves an all-day
trip on horseback down a tedious and tor
tuous trail, where one misstep by a horse
would send his rider hurling Into space.
Incline Cob; Rond.
The almost perpendicular railroad that
will penetrate the depths of the famous
freak of nature in tho southwest will be.
In technical characteristics, very nearly
the counterpart of the Ingenious cog rail
road which now enables the twentieth
century globe trotter to climb Pike's Peak
by steam power. The Grand Canyon rail
road will use the rail rack seen on the
Pike's Peak road, and which forms fr
continuous double ladder. Into which the
toothed wheels of the locomotive work.
The maximum grade of 25 per cent on
the famous railroad in the rockles will be
exceeded on the line of this novel new
carrier in Arlxona, The Pike's Peak road.
In a length of less -than nine miles, over
comes an elevation of 7,518 Iteet, and
ranks to this day as one of tho most won
derful achievements In railroad building
In this or any other country.
To prevent the moving or sliding of the
track of one of these cog railways, owing
to its enormous weight and the effect of
varying tentperature upon' iron and steel,
scores of anchors are Imbedded in the
solid rock or masonry at distances of
from 200 to l.tOO feet apart, according to
the grade. The common T rails, weigh
ing forty pounds per yard, are used, and
they are laid to standard gauge. The
office of these rails Is to carry the weight
and guide the train, all the pushing force
belnsr exerted upon the rack rails. Thesi
latter are made from the best Bessemer
steel, the teeth having been cut from the
solid piece by means of special machines.
The rack rails are eighty inches In length
and vary In weight from twenty to thirty
pounds per foot, the heaviest ones being
used on the steepest grades. The racks
ladder (set In the middle of the track) Is
formed by two rack rails aet about two
Inches apart. The rails are laid so as to
break Joints and the locomotives have
practically an even bearing at all times.
Locomotive Snfegrnarda.
The locomotives are each provided with
two double steel cog wheels, through which
the power Is applied. Extending from the
sides of these wheels are four corrugated
surfaces, upon which the powerful steam
and hand brakes do their work. Either of
these brakes Is sufficiently powerful to stop
the locomtlve and the train. The steam
cylinders of the locomotives are also fitted
with water brakes and are utilised on the
downward Journey to regulate the speed of
the train. The locomotive pushes the car In
ascending and precedes It when descending,
thus giving perfect control over the car,
which, because of not being coupled to the
locomotive, can be let down Independently.
Whereas the Pike's Peak railway and the
new marvel projected for the Grand Canyon
are perhaps the most spectacular of all the
feats of modern railroad engineering, they
are by no means the only masterpieces of
steel-tracked highway construction to be
found In the empire between the Mississippi
and the Pacific coast. .Indeed, the entire
region abounds in miracles of railroad build
lng. Great mountains have been tunneled
and chasms bridged after a fashion deemed
foolhardy, not to say Impossible, before they
were 'accomplished. Such achievements as
the building of the Cascade mountains tun
nel, two miles in length. In wenty-elght
months, have resulted in the selection of
Tankee railroad engineers and contractors
for the most difficult tasks In all parts of
the world.
Marvels of Engineering.
Thus It was two Americans who pro
jected and built that marvel of engineer
ing, the Oroya railroad. In Peru, which
reaches an elevation of more than 15.000
feet above sea level even higher than
Pike Peak's road and which has more than
sixty tunnels on Its line. Nor must It bs
supposed that our railroad builders have
won all their triumphs In mountainous re
gions, where nature seems to forbid the
passage of jntn. There Is nothing In the
annals of engineering more thrilling than
the successful fight recently waged to turn
back Into Its course the nomadic Colorado
river. Ere thla was accomplished the
Southern Pacific railroad had to frequently
change Its roadbed at short notice, sending
trains over the 6a Hon sea by means of
Western Canada haa been the scene of
some splendid exploits In railroad building.
For Instance, there was the occasion when
In the construction of the mountain di
vision of the Canadian Pacific it was found
necessary at a point on the Fraser river to
skirt the edge of a Rocky mountain by
means of cutting a ledge along the face
of the cliff. This might have been com
paratively simple as an engineering prob
lem were It not for the fact that half way
along the mountain side waa a deep cleft
In the rock, which, of course, made a break
In the shelf that was being cut. This cleft
was hundreds of feet in width, and when
a wooden trestle was thrown across It It
fell under the weight of a construction
train. Finally Sir William Van Horne, the
resourceful railroad builder, conceived the
Idea of a masonry bridge In this "Jaws of
death," as it Is called, and he accordingly
built a stone structure that stands unim
paired to this day.
Dave Moffat's Road.
One of ths most daring dreams Of sny
railroad builder Is that of D. H. Moffat,
the Colorado pioneer, who has undertaken
to construct a railroad from Denver to
Salt Lake City on an air line, and In doing
this has had to climb ths crest of the
great divide. Tunnels almost .without num
ber, bridges spanning seemingly bottomless
chasms In the mountains and snow sheds
one of them a mile In length are features
of this line In Its climb to an altitude of
11.860 feet through a wilderness that until
the advent of Moffat's men was supposed
to constitute an Impenetrable harrier.
The Ingenuity for which Americans are
famous Is continually cropping up to help
solve perplexing problems in rnllrond build
ing. This knack was responsible f r the
Inception of the practice, now general 1n
the west, of forming nils or embankments
by means of hydraulic power. The usual
procedure under such circumstances Is to
construct a temporary dam and with the
force of the water thus obtained to us a
motor far more powerful tlinn the
ago fire hose to tear down the hills in the
vicinity. The gravel thus washed down Is
conducted in wooden conduits to any pi nt
desired and terrucpd up to form a fill or
bank in any form desired. Often when
a ravine has been partially filled by this
novel transference of earth and took a
.ihort-span bridge will snfflc where for
merly a long wooden treetli had len
necessary. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Spitsbergen, "No Man's I.nnd," Peo
pled Only by a Thousand
The name of Spltzbergen has b?en spoken
oftener during the last few months than
for many a long year. The fact that the
Wellman airship has been building there
Is responsible for Spitsbergen becoming
something like a household word. Its his
tory Is romantic.
During the most profitable period of
the Dutch fishery, 1620-36. over 300 Dutch
ships and more than 15,000 men annually
visited Spitsbergen; more than 18,0u) men
were on the coast In one summer. These
conditions led to Its summer colonization.
The most remarkablo of these establish
ments was at Amsterdam Island, where
on a troad plain grew up the astonish
ing village of Smeerenberg. Here, nearly
within ten degrees of the North Pole, ,S
degrees 50 minutes north, for a score o
years prevailed an amount of comfort and
prosperity that can scarcely be credited
by the visitor of today.
Several hundred ships, with more than
10,00() men, visited It annually. TheRe con
sisted not alone of the whalers and land
laborers, but of the camp followers who
always frequent centers of great and rapid
In the trcln of thej whalers followed
merchant vessels loaded with wine, brandy,
tobacco and edibles unknown In the plain
fare of the hardy fishers. Shops were
opened, drinking booths erected, wooden
and even brick tile covered houses con
structed for tho laborers or visiting whale
men. Even bakeries wero constructed, and as
In Holland the sound of the baker's horn,
announcing hot, fresh bread, drew crowds
of eager purchasers. If report errs not,
even the Dutch frau of. 1630 was sufficiently
enterprising to visit Smeerenberg.
Tho shore fisheries failed (about 1640),
and the Dutch being driven to tho remote
and open seas Smeerenberg fell Into de
cadence; the furnaces were demolished, tho
copper caldrons removed and the tools and
utensils of the copper And whaler dis
appeared: Only the polar bear remained to
guard the ruins of the famous Spltzbcr
gen fair.
But human Interest In Smeerenberg did
not pass away with Its vanishing habi
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of considerable vnlue 1ms heori found on
the Inland, and It has become n favorltJ
resort for hunters and for excursionists.
It Is known a No Man s, as it
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being unable to iisr.-o as to lis possession.
Last year about half a million i.ollnis
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tained from the inland.
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session cf tho archipelago, for the Rain'
such as reindeer, polar bears, ptarmigan,
geese, ducks and other blrda-formerly fo
plentiful. Is being wan'oiily exterminated.
A party of tourists last summer killed
more than 100 reindeer, leaving the car
cassis where they fell nnd taking with
them only a few of the finest heads ana
antlers. Kiderdurk nrsts nre robbed ol
eggs, Whlcn Norway on nor norinrrn
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Upon the arrival of the gunboat Scorpion
at the Chnrlcstown navy yard yesterday
afternoon one of Us crew, J hn Johns m,
who had one of his legs taken off by a
shark, was Immediately removed to the
United Ptates naval hosnllnl at Chelae,
At the hospital the physicians said .lohrsoej
Is doing well. They staled that his leg was
cut as clean ns if done with a knife.
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tht Johnson lost his leg He ha. I be-n
sent aft to rend the log and fell overboard.
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knew about It was when he screamed and
thev found him hanging to u rope Just
out of the wnier. At that time the shn-k
had bitten- him and was swimming along
near him The crew helped Johnson aboard
and the following day. the shnrk having
followed the ship persistently all the time,
they succeeded In catching him snd. after
a hard struggle. Innded him on deck. The
shark put up n hnrd fight, ami after It
was killed he was found to be eleven and
a half feet long. The shark's head hones
have been kept on board the gunboat
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