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THE MAN IN THK CAN.
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A VIEW AT CLOSE RANGE OF THE
MEN WHO GUIDE TRAINS.
lh.. Cab What It Man llir Ainarl
run Knglnarr, ttintiirti II In ftiigllnh
Itrolhfr Hliirii In .t.li 0inn Air Tim
WliUtln anil IK laiUvliliinllty.
Tim avurngn Amrrii-nn rtffini'ir mill
Id llreinnn would think tlirinwlvea very
til tiwil If Rti orilcr wwe Irhiii'iI for tli
nlxilislniiont of the ralm thnt frlciully
rerrent from ItirltMiirut went hrr Unit la
now coimlilcred an iihmiluto nwcwfty on
all I'liKiupa. Anil )Tt 111 .civilized Kntf
lunJ, on a majority of Oiairiiilronilx, tlm
rnjrinoa in Unit are built miiim tint rub,
thin furring the operator to work with
out tdirlter in nil kinilfi of wr-iilhrr. It
aoumla iulinniiiii, ami yet in refutation
the rnilroml tomniinioe ink whether tin1
aohlier should i nrry nn mnlirellit when
it rnlim or the nailor lie Hlluweil to work
under an awning? The rlnim it that the
railroad employee liernine inured to ae
vcxe wonther bihI the nlmeiiee nf cover
ing keep them ah'rt, thnt Hie h)hI
bility of (lunger from initttentinn to
duty i reduced to a iiiiniiiiuui. .Subtle,
nrgutncut, rterlmps, hut hiinlly fiiul!i.
If thi practice vim adoti'd on woiiut of
onr western road wherethe temperature
range from 20 ti 50 den. Im'Iow sero,
how many engineer would live to carry
their truiiiH fnim one Million to the next?
The mipnrdonnlile ein in an engineer
is to let the water get out of the lxiiliT
of the engine in hi rhiirge. No matter
what excuse he may ofl'er, if he live to
make hi report in turn, his ilisiiiltwiil
Will ho peremptory, for liy thin art ion
be Iiiih proved himself incompetent and
nnworthy of future rcspotisUiili'icM. Jt
in bettor for nn engineer that he hml
never boon horn when he renrhe thU
Htagofelf torture. Kortiitiiitely mieh
cases are nire. The mini mi nil well
conducted milrnmU must have nhown
himself to be trusty and true ln-fore he
in given hnv;;i of an encine, and the
rigid iiHpectioi: d which he is nub
jeeted before an engagement is a iiar
antre of future conduct.
One weak ilea nearly every engineer
linn, and that in a penchant for "doctor
ing" (he Ktenm whistle on his pel engine.
Every boy in a country town familiar
izes himself nt an early age with the
different "toots"' that by day and night
wail through the unhappy village, lie
can detect No. 4's whist lo when tlmtrnin
is live miles distant, and in like manner
the approach of Nos, 1 and 2 arc herald
ed to his keen ear. Of course all whis
tles nni alike when they leave the shops,
but the engineer fill in the Hounding
bell with a piece of turned wood that
fils snug and changes the tone to ashort,
nhnrp poream or an angry, impatient
bowl, as hid fancy may dictate.
Tho close, obrerver may lie snugly in
bin lwd and yet bo able to detect the
passing of either a freight or passenger
train. Tho engine on tho former an
nounces ita approach by 'emitting a
sharp, sin ill scream that is soul piercing
enough to waken tho dead, while the
passenger engine, with duo respect t
the living freight it carries, sounds a
long, deep warning nolo that does not
bring the occupant of a berth to bis feet
"all standing," ready to curse the com
pany in general terms and the engineer
In particular ones for such an act of
folly and incoiiHidorateness. On tho
freight train a sharp, shrill scream is es
sential, for it not i lies the brakumen, who
are perhaps forty curs in tho rear of the
engine and separated from thoocenpants
of the cab by many ways of ear piercing
sound, just what work is required at
This whistle is to them what tho cry
of the call Iniy on tho Thames steamboat
used to bo to the engineer down below
beforo the advent of rloctrio ls-lls.
"Easo her!" tho captain would remark
in his ordinary tone of conversation to
the small boy that followed him like a
shadow, and "Ease herl" the youngster
would scream in bis sharp, shrill stac
cato down the compantonway. "Stop
'err "Turn 'er astern!" "Go ahead!"
would perhaps follow in rapid succes
sion, and in this decidedly crude fashion
the London steamboat captains did their
steering by proxy only a dozen years
ago. One wonders what has become of
.those call boys. Perhaps they spend
their hours in spinning yams to Um
younger cockneys of the past glories of
teamboftting in much the same manner
that our dethroned stage drivers of the
west now regale the tenderfoot with
glimpses of bygone acta of heroism and
feats of impossible horsemanship. This
is somewhat of a digression from the
topic under discussion, but perhaps the
reader will excuse iU insertion. One
thought naturally suggested the other.
Am a claaa engineers are usually good
na tared, kind hearted, though a bit
rough; deep thinkers, due to their fixed
habits of attention and long hours of
enforced silence, and of good morals.
An engineer who drinks cannot hope to
bold his position long, for no master me
chanio will tolerate confirmed tippling
in a subordinate whose duties are so re
sponsible as those of an engineer. He
must be abstinent, prompt at his post of
duty, and erer vigilant if he hopes to
maintain his position. Bis hands may
be black and his face grimy, but that
his heart is all right was evidenoed not
long ago in a railroad terminus on
the Pacific coast when the engine,
puffing and laboring from its dizzy
tide over mountain passes and along
dangerous precipioea, was approached
by a golden, haired miss of six, who
patted one of the huge driving wheels
. caressingly and lisping, "You dear, big
black thing, how I love you for bring
in j my sweet mamma and papa home to
awe from across those horrid mountains,
and you too," she exclaimed, lifting her
pretty face to the black bearded engin
eer, who had i been watching her from
his cab. The tear that sprang instantly
to his eye was not an evidence of weak
ness, but of a warm, inipasaionate heart,
and the father of the little girl that oc
casioned this touch of human nature
f Ttively reached for his handkerchief
$jdt as the engineer drew his grimy
sleeve across his sooty face. Chicago
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mI by Hla Haoia.
General Mnrlwit tells, In a his "Mem
oirs," howl his light boots' once saved
hint from being killed by Austrian
lancers. At the battle of ICckutnhl he
was ordered .by Marshal I, amies to con
duct? a regiment of cuirassiers to a point
where It was to charge a regiment of
The French charged and annihilated
Hie l?ronts, but carrying their charge
too far, were in their turn repulsed by a
regiment of Austrian lancer. As the
French ret rented at a gallop they came
to where Marhot was standing, his
horse having lieen killed. Only u few
hundred feet intervened between the
lancers and the fiiii'iissiers, and if Mar
hot had lieen left behind ho would have
Two mounted soldiers gave him their
linnd, and thus, half lifted from the
ground, he Ixitimled along, while they
galloped at a rapid pace into their own
"It was time for my gymnastic course
to end," he writes, "for 1 was complete
ly nut of breath and could not have con
tinued. I learned then how inconven
ient are the heavy long hoots of the
rnirassiers in time of war, for a young
oflircr in the regiment who. like me,
had his home killed under him, and wan
supiortetl by two of his comrades on the
return gallop in the same manner I was,
found himself unable to keep puce with
the horses on account of bis heavy hoots.
Ha was left behind, and was killed by
an Austrian lancer, while I escnped by
reason of my light boots."
Ttmk the l.rnitn lit llrart.
"doing home!" he exclaimed. "Well.
I should any I was going home.''
"Oh, well, there's no hurry Wait a
"Not a minute. I'll never be late to
any kind of u meal again. My wife has
taught me better."
"Never a lecture, but well, you've
"Heal nice, tender, juicy steak?"
"With the potatoes just right?"
"There's nothing in the same class
wit h it when a man is real hungry, is
"Noi I can't say that there is."
"Tomales, croiiueltoH, terrapin and nil
such things havo to take a back seat,
"Well, did yon ever eat a real good
"Uni, yes: 1 liclicvo 1 have."
"Ah! Now you're in my class. 1 was
half an hour late yesterday mid she just
let one of tho tincst steaks I ever saw
stand on tho table till 1 came. Did you
ever try to measure tho amount of regret
in every mouthful of cold steak that you
could havo had hot?" ;
"Go hiniie, old man. Your wife has
all tho best of it." -Chicago Tribune.
How til Mlll nf I'l'tilns Was Made.
How a military map of Peking wns se
cretly made Is told by ( leneral Sir Kobert
Iliddulph. During tho China war of
100, in which Sir Kobert was engaged,
onr army was greatly cmlinrrasxcd by
the absence of any map of the city. But
it happened (hat tho Russian legation
had, only a fow months before, con
trived to mako a map in spito of the
jenlons watchfulness of tho Chinese.
They had sent an ollicer, in a small
covered cart, such as thoy use to carry
their women about, completely covered
in. An indicator was attached to the
wheel. Ilo drovo for a certain distance
to a certain crossroad, for example, nnd
"took a shot" with his instrument: then
down the next road, and in that way
mado a complete plan of Peking, with all
its streets and roads, both in the Tartar
city and in tho Chinese city. General
Iguatieff, who produced the map, offered
its uso to tho English. There wore no
photographers then attached to the
army; but an Italian photographer, who
had followed tho army for his own pri
vate purposes, being sot to work, pro
duced a number of copies, which proved
extremely serviceable. London News
ralth at Italian FUbarmaa.
The blind faith of the Italian fisher
men in the efficacy of holy relics is pa
thetic. Many of them keep themselves
in a state of utter impoverishment in
providing necessary amulets and charms.
Mot only is the fisherman's person cov
ered with these, but his boat must also
possess all possible saving power through
these religious appliances. Should some
great storm arise and genuine danger
come, one by one these objects are cast
upon tha waves with a faith that is posi
tively sublime. Meanwhile bis wife
ashore, possessed of the same implicit
and pious confidence, gives hramost
precious relics to the sea that her hus
band may come safe to land. And I have
no doubt that when fatal disaster oomes,
as it always does, this man sinks into
the silence beneath the tempest with bis
last spark of vital consciousness an un
dimmed flame of trust and faith. Ex
change. Orawsom Buparstltlaa In Hungary.
A strange story of iupersltition is re
ported from Homolies, in Hungary, Sev
eral bodies of men had been found there
with their heads cut off. An investiga
tion was made by the police, and it
turned out that these mutilations had in
very Instance been committed by young
men who were betrothed to the widows
f the decapitated persons. The hus
bands had died a uatural death, and
their widows believed that in case they
married a second time their first hus
bands would reappear and destroy their
wedd ed happiness. Hence tbey had per
suaded their new bridegrooms to decap
itate their deceased partners. Pall Mall
A Judga CompllmauU a Lawjar.
It is related that Judge Jere Black said
of Thad Stevens: "That he was one of
the brigbest men ever born, and could
say tho smartest things, but that, so far
as being under any sense of obligation
to his creator for superior mental en
dowments, his mind was a howling wil
derm ... ., . .. .
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A laiis:f Tlsmaa, .-..
A well known student of the habits of
wild animals, writing of the stealthy
and dangerous character of the man
eating tiger, mentions a case that hap
pened a fow years ago in the Magpnr
district in India. A tigress had killed
lo many people that a large reward was
offered for her destruction. She had
feoontly druggod away a native, but
being disturbed had left the body with
nnt devouring it.
The shikaris believed that she would
return to her prey during the night, if it
was left undisturbed iiion tho spot
where she had forsaken it. There were
no trees, nor any timber suitable for the
construction of a miiclinrii. It was ac
cordingly resolved that four deep holes
should lie dug. forming the corners of a
square, the hodv lying in tho center.
Four watchers, each with his match
lock, took their positions in these holes.
Nothing came, and at length the moon
Went down and the night was dark. The
men were afraid to go home through
the jungles, and so remained where they
Were. Home of them fell asleep.
When daylight broke three of the
shikaris Issued from their sisitioiis, but
tho fourth had disappeared; his hole was
piupty A few yards distant his match
lock was discovered lying Uhiii the
ground, and upon the dusty surface were
the tracks of a tiger and the sweeping
trace where some large body had lieen
l'Min following up tho track the re
mains of the unlucky shikari were dis
covered . hut the tigress had disappeared.
The cunning brute was not killed until
twelve mouths nflerwnrd, although
many persons devoted themselves to the
An frtvclleiit Mellintl of KierrUlna;.
According to competent milltai v crit
ics, one of the best drilled uniformed
bodies in this city is a juvenile battalion
lulled "The KnickerlsH-ker Grays." It
Is composed of from seventy-livotocighty
boys, ranging In age from eight to twelve
years The battalion isnn excluaivoone,
being really a private drill class which
was started a few years ago by a num
ber of wealthy women who desired that
Iheir sons should have the benefit of ex
orcise and Instruction in the manual of
arms. The use of the Sevenly-limt Regi
ment armory is enjoyed by the buys,
through tho courtesy of the oflieerN of
(hut regiment, and they drill there on
Monday and Thursday Mltei-noons dur
ing the winter season. Tile uuilorm of
the Knickerbocker Grays consists of
gray coat, trousers ami cap of regula
tion pattern, and dark stockings. The
gray garments mo neatly trimmed with
black braid, hacli member of tho Grays
carries a musket with bayonet.
Tho president nf Ihniissocintion, which
exercises a rigid supervision over this
drill class, is Mrs. Edward Curtis, the
Vice president is Mrs. lieverly Itobinson.
tho treasurer la Mrs. Ilradish Johnson.
and tho secretary is Mrs. 11. II. Chitten
den. Now York Times.
A Itl'V V I IK I IK Vol' CAN
1 GET ANYTHING
i Yol' WANT.
" I II li II A
iNUr it I CUTS,
AMI AM. KINIIS OP
CON V I'X'T I O N E 1 1 Y ,
Everything in tho line of
Fresh Gron'rios, Feed,
UihhIh ilellvereil free
ltlre in town.
Cull on tin Hiul yet price.
W. C. Schultz & Son.
GOODS DELIVKRED FKEE.
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK,
. Reyiioldsville, Pa.'
Kvcry (lolliii'H wortli
from iik In
One : Hundred : Cents.
We i n ii
Men's Fine Shoes from $1 to $5.
Our niidn jirc ImhiIiI from 1 lie licsl
iiifimif'.-trtiii-f in llii coiinli'v for
Ami lire WiiiTiinlccil toivc wilisfjir
lion in I'vcry renpei-l.
All (jloods (jimnmlcrri as Represented.
10 PER CENT.
DKALKItS IN ::
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
Clothing, Boots and Shoes,
Hats, Caps, &c.,
Are going to move Into the
by C. II. Gordon, and
10 PER CENT.
Now in your opportunity to get good
All our goods! are marked in plain figurea and
will be sold at 10 per cent, below
the price marked.
r gnolnynu buy
room formerly occupied
will well their entire
: IN OUR V " "
VV' erry only relinblo
niflkeN, nnd we eon Id fill
the one ride of tliirt Ihhiio
with leRtimonialH in re
Knrd to the wen ring qnal
ItleHof onrnhoeH. Whnt
in termed nmoiig phoe
denlern ehenp kIiocp,
"for i tint mieeVhoeH Hint
Hell for one dollar a pnlr,
we do not lmndle, for
the nimple renson thnt
tfoodn of thnt kind will
not build up our Hhoe de
partment. We buy no
hIioi'h from what ix called
"Jobber," but plaeeour
order three nnd four
month in advance, with
the best shoe manufac
turer in Hie country.
C' 3ur dry goods depart,
incut is full of spring
fabric, at price lower
llian Hie lowest, nnd nil
we nsk is that you give
ii a call and Compare
Price and Quality, don't
forget tin; (jimlity, as
that goes a long ways as
regard price. Quality
first, price second.
J. IS. ARNOLD.
Fancy mid Staple
U HOC K II IKS,
Oil, Flour! Feed.
An elegant line con
sisting of sour, sweet
and mixed pickles.
Onions, chow chow,
and others too numer
ous to mention.
r An endless variety on
hand; always fresh.
Try our fruit and
lead the list; it's a
dandy. Try it. We
have in tock, "Our
C We have no oil wagon
on the road but we
deliver you a 5 gal.
best 150 oil for 50
cents. Get our rates
on oil by the barrel.
A FULL STOCK of good 4m our
lliwi ulway on httml. Hlyhetit
market price. paM firr country
' . yo OLD OOODS
FOR SALE. ;
McKt'G & AVarnlok.
Cor. 8th ami Main St., . . .
... ReynoUlnvllle, retina.