The Stanford World (Stanford, Mont.) 1909-1920, February 26, 1909, Image 2

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The Stanford World STANFORD PUB. CO., Prong, DUDLEY AXTELL, Editor. )N bJIlW ROUNDHOUSE 1.0coMO1IVEn TREATED LIMB THAINED ATHLETES. Attendants Make Pets of the Big Intricate Machines That Daily Add to the Wealth of the Country. Herds and droves of engines, big and little, old and new, hot and cold, hold daily conventions at the big In- dianapolis roundhouses, and each en- gine, however old or whatever her sta- tion in life, has each day a certain rou- tine of the most painstaking grooming. The word \her\ is used advisedly. \Him \he \his \It\ or \its\ are words that do not refer to engines ac- cording to the unwritten law of the roundhouse. An engine is a female in- stitution, at least in the talk of the roundhouse. Why? Oh, just because! \Why do you always call an engine a 'her,' why never 'him' or 'it'?\ asked an inquisitive young man of a hostler at a roundhouse the other day. \Because that's right,\ said the hostler, straightening a tired back. - \But why is it right—who decided it was right?\ \Darned 't I know,\ he confessed. \It's just right.\ The hostler went on about his busi- ness again, \currying\ his engine with a great wad of black waste. Ile was himself as black as midnight and his clothes looked as if they would stand alone when he took them off at night. But that is a part of the game and the hostler likes the engines he deals with. lie learns them like other people learn their horses or automobiles and the ef- ficiency which an engine under his care is able to maintain is a matter of pride to him. The big steel.borse that comes in oft a run is cared for after each occasion like an athlete. The engine cools and \rests at least the hostler will tell you she rests. And she needs rest, he says, whatever he may mean by that. And in any case she is groomed from fender to tender with the most exact- ing care. No intricate part of the big machine goes without careful examina- tion and a careful wiping so that when she is ready to go out again she looks just as much like she did the first day she came into the roundhouse from the factory as it is possible to make her look. The old hack of a switch engine doesn't look as good when she is through with her grooming as does the monster that is honored with the mis- sion of taking an express train flying over the country, for the hostler does not have as much to begin on in the case of the switch engine, but the men who groom the switch engine are very particular and they make her look just as good as they possibly can. In these modern times the railroads have special facilities, too, for \feeding\ and \watering\ their steel horses. An engine steams up to a big water pipe, which swings around over the water tank with ease and is full almost be- fore the railroad man knows it. The biggest modern improvement, however, is in The arrangement for filling the coal bins. The roads have various arrangements for accomplish- ing this, some using big derricks with steel buckets, two or three of which emptied will fill the tender. At the Panhandle yards a long chute, with an overhead storage place, is used so that an engine may be run under the big bins and filled in a few seconds.—In dianapolis News. Properly Indignant. \I desire a job in a railroad com- pany,\ wrote a young man to the of- fice of a railroad. \I have been work- ing for a sordid commercial firm which refuses to acknowledge my abil- ity, for I have been with it for one year and it has not raised my salary. \I am a man of many parts, and though I have had to stave at work which my soul turns from in horror, I found time to write a novel_ It will be 1,000 pages of printed matter when published. This fruit of my brain I sent to a publishing firm in England, and, imagine, they promptly reject. ed it. \I Wrote to this firm and demanded the reason of its rejection, and some man, a hireling, answered me that it was not acceptable on account of iny apparent inexperience and inno- cence. - The ignorance of these Enalish publishers! Imagine my being inex- perienced; I, sir, I innocent! Why, sir, I have lived all'my life in San Fran- cisco, and have been at Burlingan,e.\ Dog Canvassers. \For our railroad orphans' fund.\ said a railroader, - we (minim' dog can- vassers in certain western towns. TIM canvassers' success is e - ormous. \Collies make the best canvassers, the books*show. Newfoundiands come ,next. Bull dogs are good, but fox ter rlers fall down completely in the wbrk. \The dogs, you must understand, promenade, with big appeals etn- broidered on their blankets and with money boxes fixed to their chests, up and down the platforms, before the trains -de -luxe. The millionaire passen- gers are amused by the novelty of the Idea, and silver and banknotes are crammed into the canvassers' boxes. One &ill° collected, during the holi. days, nearly $200. \Each canvasser Is trained, on re- ceipt of a donation, to bark ills thanks and gravely to extend his paw.\ NI AGONY WITH ECZEM Whole Body a Mass of Raw, Bleeding, Tot tut In u Humor—Hoped Death Would End Fearful Suffering, In Despair; Cured by Cuticura. \Words cannot describe the terrible eczema I suffered with. It broke out on -my head and kept spreading until it covered my whole body. I was almost a solid mass of sores from head to foot. I looked more like a piece of raw beef than a human be- ing. The pain and agony endured seemed more than I could bear. Blood and pus oozed from the great sore on my scalp, from under my finger nails, and nearly all over my body. My ears were so crusted and swollen I was afraid they would break off. Every hair in my head fell out. I could not sit down, for my clothes would stick to the raw and bleeding flesh, making me cry out from the pain. My family doctor did all he could, but I got worse and worse. My condition was awful. I did not think I could live, and wauted death to come and end my frightful sufferings. \In this condition my mother-in-law begged me to try the Vuticura Rent, edies. I said I would, but had no hope of recovery. But oh, what blessed re., lief I experienced after applying Cuti- cura Ointment. It cooled the bleeding and itching flesh and brought me tile first real sleep I had had in weeks. It was as grateful as ice to a burning towdie. I would bathe with warm water and Cuticura Soap, then apply the Ointment freely. I also took Cuti- cura Resolvent for the blood. In a short time the sores stopped running, the flesh began to heal, and I knew I was to get well again. Then the hair on my head began to grow, and in a short time I was completely cured. I wish I could tell everybody who has eczema to use Cuticura. Mrs. Wm. Hunt, 135 Thomas St., Newark, N. J., Sept. 28, 1908.\ Potter Drug & Chem. Corp., Solo Props., Roston. One of the Greatest Time Savers Ever Invented for the Farming Com- munity, 'The commercial gflawth of any com tnunity irrespective of size is hamper- ed to a degree that cannot be over- estimated if telephone service is not at hand. It is . essential to all, not only to the millionaire of many busi- ness interests, but to the farmer as well. The farmer has been slow to recognize this fact up to within a comparatively short time. But it is becoming apparent to him that it is not an expense, as he has hitherto believed, but a saving, perhaps of a life in Illness, perhaps of help, when flood or fire conies or something else. The great benefits of a telephone to the farming community may be pieced under three headings, each heading in itself covering numberless other reasons. namely: . (1) It is one of the greatest time savers ever invented. (2) Modern business methods would become antique without its use. (3) It enlivens social intercourse and makes neighbors of and cements friendship between families living miles apart. A farmer with a 'phone does not have to go to the nearest market to find the price of various agricultural products. Neither is it necessary for him to blindly send his products to market only to find prices at a low level. Reasons too numerous to men- tion could be given showing what an Invaluable assistant the telephone is to the farmer in a business way. To the town or small - is* the tele- phone has become almost as necessary as the lighting supply and water sup- ! ply. To many, the former is as im- portant as the other two. No city or town can prosper and grow without all three. To the housewife it is a friend that does not fail. The inconvenience of marketing and shopping is done away with. To her as well as the farmer's wife It is an all Around necessity as well as an aid to social enlivenment. —Bemidji Daily Pioneer. Hotel Clerk—Look here, what do you mean by alluding to that gentle- man as 'his nibs'? Buttons—Oh, that's all right. His name is William Penn and he is from Philadelphia. The large army of persons who have found relief from many chronic ail- ments by changing from coffee to Postum as a daily beverage, is grow- ing cull day. It is only a simple question of trying it for oneself in order to know the joy of ieturning health as realized by an Ills. young lady. She writes: I had been a coffee drinker nearly all my life and it af(ected my stomach —caused insomnia and I was seldom Try to think of animals—not men— wasting away because of their mantal attitudes. There is only one man in St. Paul, possibly, who lintiws of stivh a case, and it is all because he is part-owner of a fox farm on—incongruous as it sounds ---pound Island, near Cake, Alaska. That man is A. A. Reeves, who lives at 881 Euclid, avenue,' St Paul. Three years ago Reeves got the idea of organizing a fox company, and nn sooner thought than doae. At West - hope, N. D., he and business associates organized the Westhope Fox co:neatly. A few weeks later they secured the island, which covers 800 acres, on a long-time lease from the government, and placed thirty or forty blue foxes on it. There are now hundreds of foxes on the farad, and the first harvest of 100 will be real ed in C few weeks. The company will I,- • kill the foxes on the island, however, as the aniatals are superstitious. The killing of soms of their number in plain view of the oth- ers would cause the loss, It is said, of every fox on the island. The foxes would refuse to eat and literally waste away physically. For this reason the animals will be caught in huge cages, thirty or forty at a time, and shipped to the slaughter ranch at Cake. The hides of the animals range in value from $30 to $35, so the iNesthope Fox company will make money. The foxes are all tame, and will eat out of a person's hand. In one re- spect, however, they are like chick- ens; they object to being picked up. The bark a great deal at night-, and are more superstitious than men, John Solid of Westhope, one of the members of the company, is now on his way to the island, anti Mr. Reeves expects to leave for Alaska in a few • • FOXES ARE QUITE TOUCHY • _ Successful Trip of a Car Through Great Central Desert. Honolulu—News has just been re- ceived here of a successful journey by motor car from Adelaide on the south coast of Australia to Port Darwin on the north coast, right across the great Central Australian desert from south to north. By far the greatest portion of the distance was through a .wholly uninhabited and trackless country of desert and scrub. The accomplish- ment is looked on as an important ad- vance in the conquest of the great Australian desert. Almost simultaneously with this ac- complishment Francis Dirties made the same trip in the opposite three- .JL1r .10 . 1 LENT AGAIN.\ 1 A prompt remedy is what cvery one is looking for. The efficiency of Peru- na is so well known that its value as a grip rem- edy need not be ques- tioned. The grip yields more quickly if taken in hand prompt- ly. If you feel grippy get a bottle of Peruna at once. Delay is almost certain to aggravate your case. F aile o r d a pos free ta ill a a ustrated booklet en ea \The Truth About Peruna,'*0 resa The Perana Co., CsIatiabus, Ohio. . lion on a bicycle, lie started from Port Darwin and went directly across the continent, 2,000 miles, through the desert. He made thestlistance in almost exactly the same time that motor car party did, forty days. Ot . the entire distance he was obliged to walk about 3110 miles. For the past two years Bitiles has been exploring and traveling in out-of-the-way places in Australia on his bicycle. He has practical cycled the entire circuns ference f the continent. His Little Dig. Wife—Is there any diffeSence be- tween a fort anil a fortress? Husband—Not *much, except, ot course, that a fortress must be harder to 'silence! • = - TAYLORS IN DISPUTE OVER PROPERTY Judge Gerard, in the supreme court in New York, heard argunient on an application by Talbot J. Taylor, who without a headache. I had heard about wedded a daughter of James R. Keene, Postum and how beneficial it was, so for the continuance of a preliminary concluded to quit coffee and try it. injunction restraining Mt - s. Taylor, \I was delighted with the change.1,, I can now sleep well and seldom ever have headache. My stomach has gotten Unnecessary Noises, strong and I can eat without suffering The celebrated soprano a - as in the middle of her solo when little Johnny afterwards. I think my whole sydtem greatly benefited by Postern. said to his mother, referring to the \My brother also suffered from atom- Conductor of the- orchestra, - Why does that man hit at the woman with ach trouble while he drank coffee, hut now, since using Postum he feels so his stick?\ \Ile Is not hitting at her,\ replied much better he would not go back to coffee for anything.\ his mother. \Keep quiet.\ Name given by Posture Co., Battle \Well then, what's he holierin' RO Creek, Mich. Read \The Road to Weil- for?\ vino,\ in pkgs. \There's a Reason.\ Ever read the above letter? A new One passer's from time to time. They A man may not be able to come out are igennloe, true, full on top, but by and by his hair will, and of human lateveat. 5 ./ I is' YL Cif -- , who obtained a divorce, from dispos- ing of property at Thomasville and at. Cedarlmrst and the contents of the Ce- darhurst house by public auction in- stead if private sale. Judge Gerard denied the application and dissolved An Explosion In the Sanctum. / Excitement was intense in the loch room of the St. Louis Republic. 'An explosion had been heard apparently only two or three blocks away, and one of the best reporters on the staff had been sent to investigate. Presently the reporter sauntered In, in a most unconcerned Manner. \Well what was It?\ asked the city editor. \Oh nothing but a Globe -Democrat , reporter falling down on an assign- ment,\ was the reply. the temporary injunction. The house of Cedariturst was built by Mr. Tay- lor several years ago, and furnished with statuary, pictures and furniture gathered in Europe at enormous cx- Iteaso. Psychology of Bigotry. The bigots of science are men not naturally scientific, just as the bigots of religion are men not naturally re- ligious. Aware of their own weak- ness, they are eager to submit their minds to a despotism, and it only de. ponds on circumstances whether it is the unscientific despotism of science or the irreligious despotism of reit. gion. In after years it Is awfully hard for a husband and wife to agree on dates. Heard on the Ittulevard. JInks—What a beautiful gill in that bearskin auto coat! Harker—But she is not beautiful outside of the coat. ' Jinks—Ah, I see; in that case 'beau- ty is skin deep,' eh? THE PERUNA ALMANAC. — The druggists have already been sup- plied with the Peruna almanac for 1909. In addition to the regular astro- nomical matter usually furnished in almanacs, the articles on astrology are very attractive to most people. The mental characteristics of each sign are given with faithful accuracy. A list of lucky and unflicky days will be furnished to those who have our almanacs, free of charge. Address The Peruna Co., Columbus, 0. Much Easier. Kind Lady—Your English is so poor my good man. You BOK your in- finitives. Gritty George—Ah, lady, don't con- demn me fer dat. I'd rather split me Infinititves dan to split wood. ail To restore a normal action to liv - nem stomach and bowels, take a Tea, the mild herb laxative. I \How's Smith getting on in his new position?\ \Fine. lie's already begun to think. that the boss couldn't run the busi- ness without him.\ Worth Its Weight In Gold. PETTIT'S EYE SALVE strengthens old eyes, tonic for eye strain, weak, watery eyes. Druggists or Howard Bros., Buffafft, N. Y. By and by a man gets tired of ask- ing for his daily bread and insists on having pie and cake. ONLY ONE **BROM() QUININE'. Tftt Is LAIATIVB BROM° QUININE!. Look foe the signature of H. W. OROVH. Used the World ever to Cure a Cold In One Day. 2Se. Per Salzer's catalog page tsp. Largest growers of seed oats, wheat, barley, speltz.corn, potatoes, grasses and clovers and farm seeds in the world. Big catalog free :or, send 100 in stamps and receive sample of Billion Dollar Grass, yielding 10 tone of hay per acre, oats, svelte, barley, etc., easily worth $10.00 of any man's money to get astart with. and catalog free. Or, send 140 and we add a sample farm seed novelty never seen befdre by you. SAUER SEED CO., Bel Ls Crosse, Hit. 320 Acres °No\ IN WESTERN CANADA WILL MAKE YOU RICH Fifty bushels pet acre have been grown. General averagegreaterthan in any other part of the continent. Under new regulations it is possible to secure a homestead of 160 acres free, and additional 160 acres at $3 per acre. \The development of the country has made marvelous strides. It Is a revelation, ft rec- ord of conquest by settlement that Is remark- able.\—Erfracf from correspondence of A National Editor, who visited Canada in August !ash , The grain crop of 1908 will net many farmers $20.00 to $4.5 00 per ACM. Grata- raisInd, mixed farming and dairying are the principal industries. Climate is ex cal. lent; social conditions the hest; railway 4. vantages unequalled;achools ' churches alp market* close at bond. Land may also Ise purchasedfrom railway and land companisia, For \Lest Beet West\ pamphlets, maps and , -Information as to how to secure lowest rail- way rates, apply to SuperBiten,dent of Imml• ration, Ottawa, Canada, or the authorie Canadian Oovernment Agent: OAS. PILLING, Mori Nock. Orssi fake. Iliortl Moe,

The Stanford World (Stanford, Mont.), 26 Feb. 1909, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.