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EARLY DAYS OF RAILROADING Horse and “Locomotive Engine” Were Used Indiscriminately on Same Line cf Rails. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
EARLY DAYS OF RAILROADING Horse and “Locomotive Engine” Were Used Indiscriminately on Same Line cf Rails. Certain of the regulations in force on the earliest railways built in Pennsylvania read very queerly in these days. When the commonwealth opened the Philadelphia and Columbus railway, the theory was that the state furnish the roadway and that one who pleased could furnish his own vehicle tmd motive power, and use the railway whenever he wished by paying the state tolls for its use, just as the turnpikes of the day were used. It was soon discovered, however, that a certain character of vehicle was needed, and that rules and regulations as to times and manner of using the railways were absolutely necessary to effect their successful operation. Here are some adopted by Ihe canal commission for the regulation of the railway, which may be of interest: “Section 92. No Car shall carry a greater load than three tons on the Columbia and Philadelphia railway, nor more than three and one-h...
Don't Take to Baseball. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
Don't Take to Baseball. Baseball has long been recognized ,as the sport most intimately associated with the Stars and Stripes, and | while baseball is by long odds the (Betelgeuse of the sport firmament in (America, there are numberless stars jand suns of lesser magnitude whose 1 advocates are counted by hundreds of ! thousands. I America has succeeded in introducing many American customs and pastimes into tlie lands that have come [under her banner. She is responsible ifor the popularity of baseball In Cuba; lour great game has found some favor jwlth the natives of Manila and one jor two other towns in the Philippines, |but baseball is an unknown game to • the great 90 per cent of the 10,000,000 Isonis living in onr Far Eastern possessions.
Farm for Sale [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
Farm for Sale For ashort time only, about 250 acres good grass land, six miles west of Hightown, Va., near the S. &amp; P. Pike and 13 miles east of Bartow, W. Va., also 2J miles east of North Fork Lumber Co’s, railroad which is still coming closer, a good school half m. away on Co. R. The farm lays real nice and is smoothe, practically all enclosed with rail and wire fea*. j, and produces goed crops. Or this tract of land is a good com | 'ortable dwelling house and and all ! necessary out buildings such as 2 good barns, smoke house, spring house, granery, wagon shed, also wo empty houses. About 150 acres in good sod, includes meadows and farm j fields, balance in good hard wood | and about 30 acres of good spruce .timber estimated to cut from 12 to j 1500 cords pulp wood. The timber al,one is well worth the price of the place. This farm has on it three orchards all bearing trees, a fine sugar orchard of 500 trees. Last year the farm cut 20 stacks of hay. Seven never failing...
IN OLD TIPPERARY Valley of Slieve-Na-Mon Land Rich in Historic Interest. Long Famed as a Storehouse of Folklore and Fairy Legends—On Devil's Bit Mountain. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
IN OLD TIPPERARY Valley of Slieve-Na-Mon Land Rich in Historic Interest. Long Famed as a Storehouse of Folklore and Fairy Legends—On Devil's Bit Mountain. Recent news dispatches from Ireland contained the story of an ambush and battle between Sinn Fieners and crown forces in the Slieve-nu-mou country, County Tipperary. To those who have read and studied the history of Ireland the name will strike a familiar chord. The valley of Slieve-na-mon is a country rich in historical interest. Many of the stirring events which grace the annuls of Irish history have been enacted there. Perhaps in no other section of southern Ireland will you tind such a wealth of historic events, such a storehouse of folklore anil fairy legends and such typically Irish people us you will find in this section. It was here in 1848 that Smith O’Brien and the Young Irish party gathered their forces; it was here a pitched battle took place between them and the royal Irish constabulary and the British military, and i...
Wonderful Perm Machinery. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
Wonderful Perm Machinery. The first mown* was invented in 1532, but few were used for many years. Now one man with the average mower can cut 12 to 15 acres in a day, instead of two with a scythe. The cost of handling Is vastly reduced with the use of the present side-de-livery rake, self-loader and hay fork for unloading. In 1834 the reaper was invented hut did not come into general use for 20 years after. Then came the seif-rake harvester, and the self-binder. The modern self-binder with one man and three horses can cut and bind as much grain In a day as 15 men could do in 1840. Even greater efficiency is secured in very dry sections where the combined harvester is used, which cuts, threshes and sacks the grain in one operation.
Pennsylvania's Good Record. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
Pennsylvania's Good Record. The state of Pennsylvania owns 1,100,000 acres of laud and there is half as much yet suitable for treegrowing that the state should own, says the Chicago Journal. The state maintains 2,000 (ire wardens, 10 steel lookout lire towers and 175 buildings which have been erected or put in condition for use by the state fire department. The commonwealth’s investment in forest lands has netted for It $5,000,000.
GIRLS OF WHOM TO BEWARE Japanese “Widowed Physician” Hands Out Seme Words of Caution to Susceptible Male Sex. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
GIRLS OF WHOM TO BEWARE Japanese “Widowed Physician” Hands Out Seme Words of Caution to Susceptible Male Sex. In “What to Tell Our Grown-Up Sons About Women,” a pamphleteer who calls himself “The Widowed Physician,” has made a list of the things he dislikes in girls. He admits that lie deals with “objectionable characteristics,” but disarms the criticism that lie fails to indicate positive virtues by saying that “the nice youth mods no qualities of the opposite sex.” “The Widowed Physician” sums up his ideas In a few brief warnings, as follows, the Japan Advertiser states: Beware of the girls who manicure their nails to the shape of a claw. I do not know why, but beware of them. Beware of girls who prefer to dress in purple or scarlet colors. Beware of grils who are heavily scented. Beware of the girl who is too obviously modest and demure. She doth protest too much. Beware of the girl with 1ow t , sloping forehead and dry, straight, coarse, jute-like hair. Any experienced magistrat...
Turn and Turn About. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
Turn and Turn About. Prof. Nicholas Roerich, the Russian painter who refused the post of minister of fine arts in the Lenin government and who is now in the United States, tells an amusing story of the initiation of the soviet system in the imperial opera. The entire staff of the opera house in Moscow, directors, scene painters, singers, were instructed that thereafter all were to be treated on an equal basis, no one being considered better than another, and all to receive the same wage. It may be imagined that the temperamental stars did not receive this without emotion. On the night of the next performance the tenor in the leading role could not be found and a frantic search was made while the audience waited. Finally he was discovered by an amazed manager selling programs in the lobby. “What madness, is this?” shouted the manager. “Don’t you know we are holding the curtain for you?” “Ah,” answered the singer with ironic sweetness, “you see we are all equal now. Tonight I sell the...
The New Santa Barbara Light. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
The New Santa Barbara Light. Many persons are still fond of the oil lamp to read by at home. In the house it still gives the amount of brilliancy desired. But lighting engineers claim superiority for the electric light in a fog. An electric light of 1,000,000 candlepower is to be Installed in the Santa Barbara lighthouse. The light itself is not 1,000,000 candle-power, but the light is intensified by the use of refractors ingeniously cut and placed. In clear weather the light will not be visible any further than the old oil lamp, which shines 20 miles. The light is 178 feet above sea level and 20 miles is the horizon limit. But in foggy weather the new light will he visible two or three miles in place of one mile, the limit of the oil lamp’s beams.
Rocky Read to Knowledge [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
Rocky Read to Knowledge A man who was acting queerly about the rooms of the local library last week excited much comment. He was in search of some book of reference but refused to accept the aid of the librarian in his search. After he had made a second or third visit and gone it was learned he was a member of a debating society and bad been chosen to uphold the affirmative on the fjucstion: “Could you and would you order the oourtraartial of a soldier who saved the lives of the members of Ids company by shooting the company cook?”—Pottsvllle (Pa.) Journal.
Artificial Limbs of Metal, [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
Artificial Limbs of Metal, At St. Thomas’ hospital. London. Hr. Ed red .'!. Corner, one of the most famous surgeons in England, has been conducting experiments with light metal artificial limbs on soldiers who had lost limbs during tbe war and whose recovery had been slow. These show that about !'0 per rent of thigh amputations can advantageously he fitted with light artificial limbs, with which the men are able to walk with less fatigue and more satisfaction.
EXIST «S_of OLD Persians Far Behind on the Road of Civilization. Country May Be Said to Have Made No Progress Since Dawn of the Christian Era. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
EXIST «S_of OLD Persians Far Behind on the Road of Civilization. Country May Be Said to Have Made No Progress Since Dawn of the Christian Era. The next time I see a railway system I am going to make a deep salaam to it —even if it is government owned. Picture a country almost three times the size of France without any railroad to speak of. If yon could lloat over that territory you would see most of the people living exactly as their ancestors did in the centuries before Christ. In seed time you would see men plowing with one hand, two oxen and what looks like a piece of crooked stick, writes Maude Radford Warren in the Saturday Evening Post. In harvest time you would see the oxen trampling out the wheat from the chaff. You would see mills consisting of a couple of stones and a stream of water. You would discover in this vast area only one waterway, no rivers to speak of, and but four main roads. Of these four only two are fully practicable for vehicles, and even they do not equal t...
Mystery Grass. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
Mystery Grass. In England a mysterious grass which grows in muddy Hat land and bears the name of Spnrtinu Towusendi, Is giving the scientists “furiously to think” just at the moment. This reedlike grass was first observed in 187U in Southampton Water, but for many years it attracted little attention except from botanists. Latterly, however, it lias started to grow at a positively alarming rate. It has spread rapidly over the mud-flats about its place of origin, until now it occupies dozens of square miles. It has a remarkable capacity for holding mud, and in this respect it acts as a protector of the coast-line and a reclaimer of land. This is all right in some districts. On the other hand, iu such places as Poole Harbor the channels are in danger of becoming choked by it, because by matting the mud together it prevents the scour of the tide from carrying it out to sea. If this danger can be counteracted, the new grass may be useful as a food for stock and as raw material for paper....
Improved Fuel Oil Engine [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
Improved Fuel Oil Engine A Louisiana inventor has succeeded in developing a new fuel oil engine of semi-Diesel design, in which the excessively high compressions of this type are eliminated, says Popular .Mechanics Magazine. Owing to the use of an Improved fuel-injection jet and a method of preheating the oil, it is claimed that the power Impulses are smooth expansions rather than abrupt, racking explosions, and that, for this reason, the engine can be built lighter than existing models of heavy oil burners, making it suitable for installation in passenger automobiles and motortrucks.
Schools anfj Museum Co-operate. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 29 April 1921
Schools anfj Museum Co-operate. Natural history study in Cleveland, 0.. will be enhanced by affiliation of the public schools with the museum of natural history to he established in that city. At consultations of the museum director, tiie superintendent of schools and the staff of each, tentative plans were formed by which the resources of the museum may be utilized by the school children. The museum probably will not he built for two or three years.