The Lump City Miner (Lump City, Mont.) 1895-1895, June 08, 1895, Image 2

What is this?
Optical character recognition (OCR) is an automated process that converts a digital image containing numbers and letters into computer-readable numbers and letters. The search engine used on this web site searches OCR-generated text for the word or phrase you are looking for. Please note that OCR is not 100 percent accurate. If the original image is blurry, has extraneous marks, or contains ornate font styles or very small text, the OCR process will produce nonsense characters, extraneous spaces, and other errors, such as those you may see on this page. In addition, the OCR process cannot interpret images and may ignore them or render them as strings of nonsense characters. Despite these drawbacks, OCR remains a powerful tool for making newspaper pages accessible by searching.

THE LUMP CITY MINER: LUMP CITY, MONTANA: • THE STRONGEST MAN. HENRY W. LANE OF AMHERST A GIANT He le a 'scholar as Well. It. &&&&& striating Die Fact filet Brains Al111 Drawn Together wo hours Training Wori, Wonders HE STUDENTS at Amherst talk of nothing but the re- markable record for total strength made a few days ago by Henry W. Lane, '96, of Keene. N. H. His wonderful perform- ance stamps him as one of the strongest men in the world. and reflects credit upon Dr. Edward Hitchcock and In- structor Nelligan, who have charge of the department of physical culture at Amherst. Lane is not only a superb athlete, but an excellent scholar. He is one of the first four men In the senior class and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society. Lane is in no sense a giant. for he weighs but 150 pounds, and stands 6 feet .7 1 a inches in height. His ordinary appearance in the class room or ou the street gives not the slightest Indication of his enormous strength, and it is only when he appears in his light gymnasiuni training dress that his mus- cular development is seen. Even then some of the more prominent muscles of the arm, chest and thigh have not that excessive bulging appearance of un- usual strength seen in some gymnasts and strong men. Lane's strength lies in his all-round development of muscles, lungs and grit. He is very compactly built, and there is actually not one ounce of superfluous flesh upon him. and e\erY muscle when contracted Is exceedingly hard and firm. The most remarkable result If his work is his \total strength,\ which means hie ability to use all the muscles of his body to t' best advantage. His development has ut been produced by any specially long training involving an unusual amount, of time, but by attend - in the regular class gymnasium drills He has participated in the annual gym- nastic exhibitions, and has won count- less prizes, but, strange to say, he has never been a member f the' college teams. Lane has devoted about two hours every day to eee:•cising under Dr. Hitchcock's directim.a for the health of the body. His wonderful record shows simply what may be gaired from con- stant gymnasium work. Lane began a careful system of training on the first day of last January under the direction of Instructor Nelligan. His object was to get Into condition for new records. Since then he has been hard at work practicing strength tests as adopted by the gymnasium directors. According to the Spring -field Republic- an the strength test which resulted in the big record was made in the statistics room at the Pratt gymnasium, where every student In college has to go through the same program of measure- ments and tests three times during his course. Dr. Hitchcock. head of the as, - HENRY W. LANE. ph voileal department; Dr. Seelye, his as- sistant, and instructor Nelligan were all present during the trial, which lasted abut an hour and a half. Their presence and participation in the examination and test insures the perfect reliability of every figure given. To facillate com- parison with other records the measure- ments were made according to the sys- tem arranged by Dr. Hitchcock of Am- herst. Dr. Sargent of Harvard, and Dr. Anderson of Yale. and adopted by the American Association for the Advance- ment of Physical Education. This sys- tem is In use at Harvard. and ulifter In only two or three poiltt8 from the one ordinarily used at Amherst. The total strength is secured as follows. One -tenth of the weight is multiplied by the sum of the number of times the mein er dips and pulls up with his arme; to this is added the strength of lungs, legs.. back, and forearm, (or grip), and the sum of all gives the total strength. Lane's figures are as follows: Weight, 160.7 pounds, or 88.6 kilo grants Pull up, 48 tires. Dip, 46 times. Strength of back, 326 kilograms, or 711 pounds. Strength of legs, 820 kilograms, or 1.364 pounds. Strength of lungs, 24 kilograms, or 68 pounds. Strength of right forearm, 72 kilo - grime or 163.4 pounds. Strength of left forearm. 68 kilograms. or 127.8 pound& Total strength, 1.737.6 kilograms, 3.82: pounds, or nearly two tons. The previous record was held by E elein of Harvard, whose total strength IR 141\ 6 kilograms, or 3180.3 pounds L. Fontes . , Harvard, '65. has a record of 1348.8 kilograms, or 2967.3 panels. H. R Nash, Tufts, '97, holds the next beet rec- ord at 1302 kilograms, or 2864.4 pounds It is Intt.resting to compare the in dlvidual tests of Lane and Klein, ano note where the fornicr is superior Klein's figures are as follows Weight. 1.t0 pounds; pull up, 10 times lip, 20 times; back 748 pounds; legs 1,628 pounds; lungs, 50.6 pounds, right forearm, 171.6 pounds; left forearm, 138.t pounds. It will be seen that while Klein's back legs, and forearms are the stronger Lane betters him In lung strength am' far surpasses him in the dip and pul up, which means great strength of ales, and- upper arms. Their weights are al most identical. Another feature in con- nection with Lane's strength is his great lung capacity, which Instructor Niiiii- gan says is a very vital point. Lane's capacity is 553 liters, or 337.7 cubic inches. Very few noted strong men have had such a large and essential lung capacity. Lane's record for the pull -no is second only to the record of 65 timeli made by Dr. H. H. Seelye, while a student at Amherst. The average man cannot pull up or dip more than twice. and it is said of the famous oarsman, Edward Hanlon, that he could not dip once. It is interesting to note that in a preliminary trial of leg strength Lane broke a heavy iron hook attached to the machine, and in the final test he brought the indicator with a snap against the limit so Bet Instructor Nel- ligan declares that the record would have gone fully 75 kilograms higher had the capacity of the machine allowed. Three important girth measurements are as follows: Chest, expanded, 39.1 inches; biceps, contracted, 13.5 1nehes; right thigh, 21.7 inches. At his first examination Just after en- tering college, his total strength was 1,616.7 pounds, and at the end of sopho- more he had increased to 2,200 pounds, or just 1,000 kilograms: To' show that Lane's strength comes largely through BACK VIEW. his faithful work in the gymnasium his freshman record is given as follows Weight, 137 pounds: pull up, 20 times; dip, 20 times; lungs. 37.6 pounds; back, 404 pounds; lega, 512.6 pounds; right forearm, 81.4 pounds; left forearm, 68.2 pounds: to' 11 strength, 1,616.7 pounds: lung capaci 490 litres. As Lane weighs only thirteen pounds more than he did four years ago, the above comparison shows that there has been a growth of muscle. not of fat. Lane now holds the college record for dip, strength of back and legs, and has tied the record for the right forearm. The college average for total strength hi 482 kilograms, or 1,060.4 pounds. Few men in college can pull up or dip more than fifteen times. At the beginning of this term the idea came to him (o try for a college record at his senior and final examination, so during the past two months he has pursued his daily training under the supervision of In- structor Nelligan, with the above very gratifying iesults. Lane was born at Keene. N. April 2, 1871. His father is a prom ent business man and man- ufactur— of Keene, and was formerly a direi.: r of the Connecticut River rail- road. The Lane family has always had some local 'repute for strength of arms, and young Lane grew up with a fond- ness for light gymnastic work. He fit- ted up a simple gymnasium in his home, .and while in the high school pursued regular work in the gymnasium. He graduated from high school at the head of his class in 1889, and took two years of special study before entering Am- herst la Trouble With Organised Labor. The Baltimore club may have some trouble with the Federation of Labor before Lt finishes building the new grand stand. It appears that William G. O'Brien. to Wtom has been given the contract for the erection of the stand. has not employed union men to do the work, although It is said that he is pay- ing the same wages that union men re- ceive. A number of representatives of the Federation called on Manager Han - Ion and said that if union men were not employed upon the work the members of the organiaation would this season boycott the club While Mr. Hanlon save he is heartily in favor of the en- couragement of organized labor, he told the committee that the contract had been given to Mr. O'Brien and that the club had, consequently, nothing to do with the employment of the men. A window clean •r composed of a brush haying a watei reservoir at- tached and arranged to supply water to the brushing surface, is among the late novelties. Parisian restaurant keepers mix a little honey with the ir butter. This gives it an agreeable flavor, it is ...mimed, and makes inferior butter more palatable. The intercollegiate Young Men's Christian association, founded in 1877, now includes more than 500 American institutions of learning and is repre- sented by a membershp a 72,000 students. WOMA 'N'S BIBLE. MAN IS NOT THE MASTER THEY SAY f'ounuilttee of WOW11111 ă 41.11V at Work Iltudeatoring Prove the 1k:quality of the Seses by eu luterpre- Galion of the Holy Stook. WOMAN'S BIBLE. translated by a distinguished Amer - pan and English isitit committee of %%omen, is the most serious labor yet undertaken by the women's rights leaders. The first tive books of the Old Testament — Gene- sis.. 11 Exodus, Leviti- cus. Numbere, Deuteronomy—have al- ready been carefully studied, and the position of woman in the Bible has been fixed with precision. Six years ago this work began. It has for some time past been suspected that a revision of cer- tain portions of the scriptures would show that woman had not been fairly dealt with by BibEcal students. The main question to be determined was whether there was any real basis in the Bible for the assertion that man was the master. The work of the new com- mittee of women has, they claim, al- ready progressed far enough to show that the scriptures do not proclaim the superiority of man. The members of the Revision committee find on every hand abundant evidence of the absolute equality of the sexes. The venerable leader of this committee is Mrs. Eliza- beth Cady Stanton of New York, who is now 80 years of age. With Mrs. Stan- ton have been associated Miss Frances Willard and Lady Henry Somerset, always hesitated because It steemect such a ..herculean task to attempt to revise the entire Bible. But when we found women tilled but such a small part of the Bible. I decided that the work could be done. I did not intend to attack any doctrines, creeds, or be- lief, simply the false position women In the itible had been lett threugh man's neglect. Miss Lord and I then took up the Pentateuch and commenced upon it. To carry out the plan of revision a committee of English and American women was then formed. Among them were many famous narnee M re. Mary Livermore, the Rev. Olympia Brown, the Rev. Phoebe Hanaford, and Sarah A. Underwuod. who was editor of the Open Court, and with her husband. editor of the Index. John Bright's kits. ter, who has since died, was another fatuous woman who was to have as- sisted, Frances Ellen Burr, now of the Hartford Times, and Helen Gardner, were others. Mrs. Lord and I went threugh the Pentateuch, and next year while in London, assisted by my daugh- ter, Mrs. match, I continued with the same five books, in which are many of the most important mistranslated passages most frequently quoted to es- tablish the inferiority of women. The other members of the committee, it must be confessed, did not carry on the work with much zest. There was some feeling that women were not ready then to bear the responsibility of the move- ment. I was president of the National Suffrage organization, and many wom- en dreaded the effect of my leading such a work. Others urged that it was neces- sary to gain the support of religious denominations for the general emanci- pation of women, while any serious at- tacks based on the revision of the Bib> would interfere with many avenues then opening ,to her where she might earn her living. During the fifty years since I went before the legisla- ture of New York to urge the rights of women I have seen - that the greatest trouble Was that women believed them- _ ELIZABETH CADY STANTON. Mrs. Mary Lieermore, the Rev. Olympia Hanaford, Sarah A. Underwood, Fran- ces Ellen Burr. Helen Gardner. and Miss Frances Lord of London. Perhaps the clearest narrative of the work and aims of the revisionists is best told in, thewords of Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She said recently: \Yes I will cheerfully tell you whatever I can as to the method of wdrk on the Wom- an's Bible and its Inception. 'Where did the idea originate?' Years ago in my own head. I have always been a careful student of the Bible since I went into woman's work and found that the worst toe we had was the mistranalation of the Bible, which took away the self- respect of woman and made her a ale :e to man. As the years went by I slLw clearly that this must be combat d. Women are politic by nature. They pre- fer to temporize. and BO that course was followed. Men have never touched questions concerning women. With all the learned professors and scholastics who have been engaged in revising the Bible none has touched women. They have argued over man and the inani- mate. but they have left woman just where she was In the beginning of the translations. There were hopes that in the last revision of the New Testament justice might at last be done woman and her equality with man clearly brought out, but they did nothing and still kept woman in a position that has taken away from her her self-re- spect. If man will not correct errors in translation which reflect on woman then women must do It Six years ago I saw plainly that it muet he the final blow to be struck before women could stand on the plane of egliallty with man. At that time Mime Fr tirite Lord cams from England and remained two months with MP at my country home in Tenafly, N. J in those two months we went through nu. entire Bible to find out what proportion of It women rf,natitlIted. We found Ire appeared in the Xing James vorsian in ',illy one- ioini rare This proportion wag .f a mori , -lqc 1 ,, rne I had selves cursed cursed of God, that they are the origin Of sin, and that maternity is a condition of slavery. If they could only be brought to see that instead of that they were represented in the god- head at the creation, that woman was created in. the image of the mother- hood, then they might regain their self- respect. This, It seemed to me, could only :3e accomplished by a revision of the Bible. And while the work pro- ceeded only slowly the ultimate neces- sity of It never left me. When I read of the ferocious attack of the Baptist clergymen on woman during the eon- vention in Atlanta it seemed to me the time had come. Yes, I know well that men will say 'And It has come to this at last! Not even the Bible is to he left free from woman's influence!' The assumption of a revision committee alone is enough to be called presump- tion em our part. Yet at the time six years ago that we formed the original committee many newspapers treated the subject with respect anil liberality. and ROMP even stated that they could not see any reason why women 'should be' debarred from revising the Bible any noire than men. I hsve never yet been able 4) see why. I may look much further ahead then other women do, but I believe firmly that before women can acquire equality with men, which is to he the next relative position of the sexes, the false translations of the Bible Cohrerning women mile be corrected. After the attack of the Baptist clergy- men in Atlanta In January I decided it was time to MON'S>. If others cannot stand the possible controversy and stigma that may he the result of the woman'. Bible I ran. i am now RO years old My people live to the age of 85 or longer I figure that in the natural course of events, I may expect to live to the RAMP age. T am out of all offi- cial connection with women's organiza- tions. I want nothing I have Ill sails to trim to cetob this favor of men or vent - lien. 1 baba P• Office.« to aspire to. I am beyond nul flint now, anil regard It as the culmoistiria work of my life. OUR WIT AND RUMOR. - FLOTSAM AND JETSAM GATH- ERED IN. The Up to Date society Girl --A Note from Illarktown 'A Terrible Arraign- ment Tb. Secret of Lougewtty - Fu any Aeleetionte, fine dis ' play, Indulgence and extravagance; She only lives from day to day To dress, and drive, and dine, and dance. JIE boasts a crest and coat -of - arms; Ilergrandsire fought at Bun- ker Hill; By virtues of her wealth and charms She rules her gild- ed world at will; Her life is one of And while she shines at play or ball. Or at her own exclusive teas, Or chats throughout a morning call Of courts, chiffons and coquetries. Her husband, as he goes and comes. Sends now and then his best regards, And rinds diversion in his chums, His clubs, his cognac, and his carde. So, like the lilies of the field, They toil not, neither do they spin; \A bore!\ they say, and yawn, anui yield To each \smart\ folly, fad and HITI. And what has life for such as these! Not I have envy or regret; I have my pipe, my ale and cheese, My brush, my garret, and Fayette! -- -Arthur Grissom in Truth... A Reliable Guest. Proprietor—Seems to me you were rather careless to give the best room in the house to an utter stranger with- out baggage. Hotel Clerk—Oh, he's all right. He's worth a million at least. He's here as defendant in a suit for breach of prom- ise—damages to the plaintiff's injured heart, $200,000. What They Object To. New Woman—Is there any good rea- son why there should not be female lawyers, female congressmen, or re male senators? Meek Man—None whatever. What people object to is female gentlemen. An Off Day. Miss Newage—What was done at the New Woman International Progressive club to -day? Bachelor Girl—Nothing. You, see, Mrs. Sweetie happened to come in With her baby, and before we all got through kissing the little cherub, It was time to adjourn. Illa Motto. Jinits—There's a man whose motto is \Pay as you go.\ Winks—An excellent motto. Who is he? Jinks—He's a railroad president, and never gives passes.- Au Artist's Blunder. Friend—Say, Dauber, all New York Is laughing at you picture \View on the Hudson.\ A tut—Eh? What's the matter with it? riend—You forgot to put in a steam tu ; with forty 'leven canal boats after it Colored Society Note. Mr. Newcoon—Whiat's de maianin• oh \not transferable,\ on dis ticket? Mr. Oldcoon—Ign'unt Mush! Bat means no gennerman am admitted 'less de done come his Muse. —Truth. Didn't Get Lett. Spacer—I guess the office boy had quite a good time on his vacation. Liner—What makes you think so? Spacer—Sinve his return all his letters come addressed as \editor.\ she Did. Mother- Merry on us' What do you mean l'y eating up that Jar of preserved peaches -•• Little Ethel You told Mrs Nexcloor you wanteul me to have a peachy com- plexion, didn't you?\ Hotter Than ''Nottiloy. - Uncle hiose—Dat clout is Ina t,,.et friend, an' 1 wouldn't sell ir to Ír it in'. Van Pelt—I'll give you 60 cent f , .r him. Uncle Hose—He's yo' dorg. Auseriesan Inveatocs. Little Boy—Papa, what is an ventorl Papii—He is minim who Invents some- thing that everybody else manufactures and then spends all his money in try. log to stop them The Right Thine in the Richt Thar* CrOsse. Strange these feih,ws are til - way. robbing hank. Blackwell What d •-• expet‘t them te rob—wood-yard» -

The Lump City Miner (Lump City, Mont.), 08 June 1895, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.