The star. (Reynoldsville, Pa.) 1892-1946, June 22, 1892, Image 8

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Bill Lowricn Trlla th Nlury mt an t-.rmi
That T1ilrtj--ven Xmn Ago fltlrrril
t'p the I'rnplx nf ll I'arWo llon.
A OrcKt lliinilml Mlla Run.
All over California mid wrhnt In
every one of the Pacific state nirii are
living today who reinptnler the woiiiler
tnl fent of horw'tniinxhin known nt
"Bill Lowden' Ride," which was per
formed thirty -seven yearnHKO. Tehnmn,
on the Haernmento river, was the utart
ing point; Weaverville, in Trinity coun
ty, tho terminal one. The dixtunce wha
a good 100 miles, most of the last forty
being made in the niht. over mountain
trails and through heavy tlmlxT. The
distance was accomplished in five hours
and thirteen minutes unexampled timn
for rido of 100 consecutive miles un
der existing circumstances. Wo let Mr.
Lowden tell the story of his wild ride.
In the latter pnrt of the year 1H.11
Adams A Co. ond Wells, Fnrgo & Co.,
trie rival express companies, wh Cram,
Rodger & Co, and Rhodes & Whitney,
the connecting companies between
Shasta and Weaverville, commenced
racing their expresses with horseback
messengers. After many hard races
had been ran, first one and then the
other winning, in Decemlier, 1PM, it
seemed to have been arranged by the
chief companies that they would ran
the president's message from San Fran
cisco to Portland on the arrival of the
mail steamer and then stop racing.
"Great preparations were made for
the race, and all the fast horses iilniiff
the road were pressed into sen-ice. As
high as $100 was paid to owners of hrH
for the privilege of riding them from
three to five miles. Everything was in
readiness about the 2Stll of December.
Horses were placed nlxmt fonr miles
apart by each company, every horse hav
ing a man to cam for him, with nn extra
horse to ride himself. At least that is
the way I had my stock arranged. Both
relays of horses were under vaddlo from
the 28th day of Deceiiilx-r. 1P."4, nntil
the 2d day of January, 1853, on which ,
date I mode my part of the race. I rodu
for Adnms & Co,
' "Tho race was a very close one from
San Francisco to Tehama. Wells, Fargo
& Co. led to Marysville. Between Marys
ville and Tehama Lnsk, Adams & Co.'s
messenger passed Wells, Fargo & Co.'s
rider, and the Mexican who took the
bags from Lusk reached Tehama first
and crossed to the Tehama side of the
river just as Wells, Fargo & Co.'s mes
senger arrived at tho opposite bank and
jumped Into tho boat.
"Now my race commenced. I sprang
into the saddle, with saddlebags weigh
ing fifty-four pounds, and rode nineteen
horses to Shasta without touching the
ground but once during that part of the
race. That was at the Prairie Housn
where Tom Flinn, the man in charge of
my horse, had got into a fight with the
man who kept Wells, Fargo & Co.'s
horse, and had let my horse (Tom Mo
Turk's gray) got loose. I saw the situa
tion, and riding my tired horse a littlo
past where the fight was going on,
sprang to the ground, caught the fresh
horse by the tail as he was running away
from me and went into the saddle over
his ramp. I turned to the horse I had
just left with the express bags, pulled
them over to my fresh horse and went
on. I lost about one minute here. All
other changes I made while the horses
were running, the keeper leading the
horse I was to ride and riding his extra
one. I could make my coining known
with a whistle about one-half mile be
fore reaching the change, giving ample
time to tighten the cinch and start the
fresh horse on the road, and by the time
I overtook him the keeper would hav
tny horse in a gallop.
"I reached Shasta sixty miles in two
hours and thirty-seven minutes. I was
detained there about two minutes to di
vide the express matter, I taking the
Weaverville portion and Jack Horsely
the through pouch for Portland. I had
nine changes of horses between Shasta
and Weaverville and reached the latter
place in five hours and thirteen minutes
from the time I left Tehama. From
Shasta to Weaverville, forty miles, the
ride was made after dark, with a light
snow falling, but when I reached the
mountain and had my faithful horses to
ride Wildcat, Comanche, Greyhound,
Pompey, Jack and the Bill Klix herse
a little snow did not make much differ
ence in speed. But I was myself in bad
condition at the end of this ride. I had
lost my cap and my hair was a solid
mas of ice. I wore no clothing except
flannel drawers, undershirt and boots,
unless my belt, with pistol and knife,
might be considered clothing. The cold
first seemed to penetrate me when I
threw the express bags into the office at
Weaverville. I had not felt it before.
"I was so far ahead of Wells, Fargo
ft Co.'s messenger at Shasta that they
stopped the race so far as that company
was concerned. It was well that they
stopped, for Jack Horsely made a
splendid ride to Yreka, and was half
way to that place when Wells, Fargo &
Co.'s messenger reached Shasta. My
stock and help for this race cost Adums
& Co. about $2,200. I made other races,
long and short, but considering the
weight I carried, the weather and the
time of day that I made it, I have al
ways believed this to be my best one."
- More maybe said in regard to the
narrator's condition on arriving at
Weaverville. The five hours' strain on
nerve, mind and muscle had produced
complete exhaustion, and it was always
related that when Mr. Lowden sprang,
or rather slid, from bis horse be dropped
to the sidewalk, and had to be assisted
to bed. But a thorough rubbing, an oc
casional potion of "Mountain Bui in"
and a good sleep soon revived the hero
of the greatest race ever made in north
ern California. Rohnerville Herald.
Abul-Hassan, an Arabian borologist
who lived in the Thirteenth century,
was the first man to introduce the squat
hour theory. -
Watch a man reading his own contri
bution to a magazine, and yon will get a
picture of absolute concentration.
"Tho number of impecunious earls in
the world," said Hicks, "is proof to me
that the early bird doesn't catch the
worm these days."
Tho city of Raskaskla, ilia., claim
possession of the first bell rang for di
vine service west of the Alleghany
mountains, it was cast at La Rochell
In 1711.
Mo owning could be discovered
through which an enormous beet I o camo
to be inclosed in a solid log of wood
which was discovered in a ship's hold in
It ia said that in all tho forests of the
earth there are no two leaves exactly the
same. It is also said that amid all
people of the earth there are no two
faces precisely alike.
Montana is larger than Turkey; Texas
Is larger than the whole Austrian em
pire by 80,000 square miles and New
Mexico is larger than Great Britain and
Ireland put together.
A London thief tried to escape in a bis
box. After trying to balance himself
on his head a few times, however, he
found the weight of hi feet insupport
able and yelled for assistance.
In territorial area the United States
ranks third. Great Britain eontri
8,807,000 square mile of territory, Rus
sia, 8,852,M0 miles, and the United
Mates, counting Alaska, 8,580,241 miles.
A mustard foot bath is often helnful
In the first stages of a cold. A good
handful each of mustard and coarse
alt should be stirred into the water.
Mid all chills must be avoided after
ward. While there are differences of opinion
In regard to the effectiveness of tho pro
tection afforded by lightning rods, the
best authorities favor the view that a
faultless system of conductors insure ab
solute protection.
The harbor of New Haven, England,
present an excellent example of the ox-
tensive nso of plastic unset concrete,
this material having been almost exclu
sively used in the construction of that
massive breakwater.
An eclipse of the moon Is caused by
the shadow of the earth; tho phases of
the moon are caused by tho continually
varying inclination at which that half
of it that is illuminated by the sun is
presented toward tho earth.
The cost of rough steel castings iov
marine engine work is said to be about
four time that of cast iron, but greater
allowance has to be made for the ma
chining, as much as 20 per cent, of the
casting being removed in some cases.
"The tenement house, said a speaker
at a recent public meeting, "is the enemy
of philanthropy of the present day."
He meant that whatever la acme to
ameliorate the condition of the masses
of the poor in the great cities is, to a
great extent, neutralized by the condi
tions under which they live.
No Safe Vault Needed.
There is no trouble about living in the
polar regions except lack of food sup
ply. No dauger exist that the provi
lions once placed would be disturbed.
Among the people who dwell in those
frozen region a cache is sacred. Noth
ing short of starvation will compel a
dative to interfere with one, and even
m such a case he leaves payment behind
for what he takes. Snow shoe and ex
tra clothing are hung up in the open air
In summer and are as safe as the occon-
terment which city persons "hang up"
at their uncle s during the warm season.
Chicago Herald.
Trea Snake, of Hot Countries.
A set of tree snakes (Dtpsas) to be
found in Africa, south Asia and north
Australia, devour birds, small beasts or
lizards, but some also feed on eggs.
These tree snakes are singularly beau
tiful in their coloration. More slender,
as their name would imply, ore the
whtpsnakes (Dryophis), which are also
strictly arboreal, bnt differ from the
harmless tree snakes in being nocturnal.
Quarterly Review.
The Highland ripen.
The Highland pipers have always been
noted for bravery in action. At Porto
Novo the Seventy-first's piper played
with such good will that Sir Eyre Coote
called out, "Well done, my brave fel
low; yon shall have a pair of silver pipes
for thisl" At Vimiero a piper unable to
walk coolly sat down and played, "Up
and war them a', Willie," for which the
Highland society afterward presented
him with a set of pipes. Cornhill Maga
alne. Where Population la DniMit,
The denest population of tho earth
over 400 to the square mile is confined
to Java, China, Japan, northeastern and
tonthweatorn portions of India, England,
parts of Franco and Belgium, the Nile
valley, Italy, Portugal, a small strip of
Germany and a small section in the
vicinity of New York and Boston.
Chicago Tribune.
Fait Flattered.
England is laughing at the story told
in Henry Norman's "Real Japan" of the
American minister atTokio.who thought
the Japanese "darned clever" people be
cause they greeted him with cries of
"Ohavo." "How did they know that I
was from Ohio?" he asked.
Klaring Taathlna; Bablai.
A common superstition is that if a
colored person will kiss a baby twice in
the month the process will assist it in
teething and make this otherwise trou
blesome period for children more easy
to bear. Pittsburg Dispatch.
In the Kitchen.
Visitor So yon are out of a servant
and cooking yourself?
.Hostess (exhibiting a blistered army
Yes, literally cooking myself. Kate
Field's Washington. ,
A Grand ftueeeH.
Sue in Satin Are you glad that you
lot married?
Hue in BUlt Of course I am. Why, I
jot 847 presents. Exchange.
A finally Aharntmlnrtcrf Woman.
An nbscntminded wonum put herself
on record the other morning in a cross
town car, which she boarded nt Sixth
avenue, Ixinml east. Sho paid her fnro.
said "Third avenno" to the conductor,
took a second nickel for her ticket on the
elevated, and, shutting her purse, gave
herself over to some evidently absorbing
The car was full of changing people,
as is usual with crosstown car, and a
moment later tho conductor, making bis
round again, noticed the nickel and me
chanically reached for it. The woman
gave it to him without a.word and rode
on. Ncnr Fourth avenue sho suddenly
started out of her reflections, glanced
around, saw that she was near her des
tination, took ont a third nickel to have
it ready and once more knit her brews
in meditation. Before Third avenue was
reached the conductor paused her again.
This time he proffered him the nickel,
which he would stolidly have taken save
for the intervention of an old gentleman
seated opposite.
"Madam," he said, "you have already
paid your fare twice."
The woman started and looked con
fused, then a light dawned on her face,
she thanked the gentleman, put her
nickel into her purse and the purse deep
into a mysterious pocket somewhere in
the back of her dress just as Third
avenue was reached. When lost seen
she was hurrying up the stairs strag
gling to fish the purse out in search of
the heretofore too convenient nickel.
New York Times.
Relvolr Ca.tle.
Belvoir castle has come in for a fair
share of newspaper anecdotes. Pseudo
Gothic in style, its broad turrets and
battlementcd walls stand on the top of a
mound which was thrown up at the end
of a spur of the Leicestershire wolds by
Robert de Todnni, standard bearer of
the Conqueror. From its "lordly ter
race" the eye ranges over a wide ex
panse of landscape, on which there rise
conspicuous the ruined keep of Notting
ham and Lincoln's cathedral towers.
The works of art are numerous, but,
with one or two exceptions, of secondary
importance. In the cellar is a monster
cask of ale called after the founder of
the castle. Its capacity is 1,800 gallons,
and twelve people have dined in It
There is also a silver punch bowl, rest
ing upon four massive eagle's claws,
Which is used on the occasion of a fam
ily christening. At the foot of the
wooded hill is stabling for 100 horses; a
mile and a half distant are the kennels
for the fox hounds, and from the trees
somewhat farther off there emerge the
steeple of the village of Wolsthorpe,
where is a farm noted for the breeding
of prize cattle. London Star.
Nicknames for Prlneca.
The 8ailor Prince, as Prince George
is often called, is reputed to be a gay
and sociable young man, good natured,
merry and very democratic in his tastes.
When both he and his brother were at
lea in the Bacchante he displayed, in
spite of his being seasick with unsailor-
like frequency, a marked aptitude for the
naval profession. He was on friendly
and agreeable terms with the other
young officers on board, and after a
time, finding that each of them was
known by some handy nickname, Jie al
lowed them to drop his formal title and
answered readily to that bestowed upon
himself. He was known simply as
Bprat, and his brother with equal good
temper accepted the name of Herring.
Manchester (England) Times.
Walton Who Do Very Wall.
Walters in some of the more expen
sive restaurants, where they work all
day, get as much as forty dollars a month.
It Is a very old statement that their in
comes much exceeds those of the best
paid clerks and bookkeepers, but they
earn them. That Is, moBt of them do.
Girls who work as waiters in the cheap
luncheon places get six dollars a week
and their meals. They fare lietter than
typewriters, school teacher or Ream
stresses. New York Herald.
KMUMI JUNE 1st, iNirj.
W. T. Cathkhs. I Hi.
Bute iiimroprliitlmi
I'ounty Treasurer
Emm fines
I'rom older township
Col lector
Other sources
91 217 04
1H4 15
lft (HI
II 7
4 mh ;m
2 M
(A HM 15
I KH7 Wl
Hue W. T. ('ill hers
W. T. Cathkhs, Cm.
Credit by vouchers
n id It
VIM 27
S Ml
22 11
tn iun io
t 142 no
On (Inn fund
Credit by vuucheni.
Per cent
77 ll
1 M
7H M
To btiliinco
m "o
Audited on tlicthcnthof June, IS1I2.
W.J. I
Tims. Hutchison, Auditors.
W K.Uahvin, I
Com potted of the iMiMcntiiii vlrtutHof nyturo'M
it'inedlutt, runt m, harlot, htrlm and oH4'Hhlntf
niurvulouH curuOvtt )xwt'rH ovur all dlseuHtm
of tho HlomHi'li, llvr, klixlryrt, bow In und
blood. TliU nnHUWmsknowH hh l-r.l.iiinooiVr,
Hyautm ltunovutnr, Iium proved no ttiMviMrifiil
III CUrt lilt dVHlM'ltNlll. IllllilUlHIH'SH. COIlStllHl-
Uoii, liimdiii'liu, hud Mood, Hint Him I Mm-tor
now iruuramiWH it. Then why hiiIiw whim
you can uhoh remedy that liu cured ho many
other. HhHHalKo proven wonderfully huo
rcHMfull In eurliikt female dlMMine.. Ill a hnt-
tle, or tt for fc'i.ou ut your drutcKlM, oraddreHi.
4J Ohio Ht reel, Allegheny I'lty, 1h.
F. H . The Doctor Ihh HpectallHt In cure of
ii.ljti wuriiiM, cnurem unci ai.cnrouic uittuure.
write Torcircuiar aim terttlriumli.lH.
Hold by II. Alex. Bioko, UuyuoldhvUlo, l'a
From Exaggeration.
The entire coninmnily by tliia time in thoroughly
acquainted thnt we moved in our new store room
In the NOLAN BLOCK.better known as the GOR
DON BLOCK. Kindly bear in mind what we
announced in our last circular about cultivating
your custom. There is nothing that we won't do
to make you our customer. We recognize the
necessity of gaining the confidence and good will
of the masses, and it is to our interest to make
every effort to please them and deal STRICTLY
Have always endeavored to do this and have
never failed. Nothing pleases us better than to
see the son of toil visit our establishment to inspect
our magnificent stock of tailor made garments.
We dont1 say we will save you sixty per cent, as a
great many dealers who advertise larger than we
do but there is one thing certain and that is we
will give you full value for YOUR HARD
EARNK1) MONEY, and remember that it is nec
essary to beware of advertisers that PROMISK
more than traps to catch hold of vou, IT S ALL
All we ask of the public is to be good enough
to give us a call when in need of FIRST CLASS
NISHING GOODS and the Prices we will make
you will certainly add you to our already large
list of custom. Again asking you to be kind
enough to remember us and our new store room in
the Nolan block We remain sincerely,
The Peoples Servants,
mainStreet BOLGER BROS.
C. F. Hoffman,
Specialist in lenses for the
eyes. Examination free.
jD. GQODER : : : :
The Leading Jeweler of Reynoldsville
Wishes to announce to the readers of this
-paper that he carries a full and
complete line of
Watches - and - Jewelry.
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
i .
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Opposite Stoke's Drug Store.
rocery Boomers
Salt Meats,
Smoked Meats,
Country Produce
Everything In tho line of
Fresh Groceries, Feed, j
GnmU delivered free any
place in town, ,
Vail on us and get prtrenffl
W. C. Schultz ASotY
Dry Goods, .
Boots, and
Fresh Groceries
Flour and
Reynoldsville, Pa.
Specialties -'
Good Goods
Dry Goods,
Notions mi
Fine Shoes.
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