The Kiel Press. (Kiel, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 11, 1904 Page: 4 of 6
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THE KIEL PRESS
A. II. CAVRTT, Ktl. A Pub
In crder to bring out all his really
good points an eccentric man has to
"Do Angora goats pay?" asks the
Boston Advertiser. Don't know. Never
void them anything.
Dr. Roux of the Pasteur institute at
Paris says radium kill3 mice. Away
with the traps at once!
Wheeling put out 103,000,000 stogies
in 1903, and strangely enough, doesn't
seem to be ashamed of it.
It is perhaps worthy of note that M.
Santos Dumont came over from
France by the old-fashioned mute.
Considering what he has done. It is
hard to realize that Rudyard Kipliii"
was only 38 on his birthday, Dec. 3< .
Government clerks ask for shorter
hours. But at last accounts they had
not gone on strike and tied up the ser-
Tliis is a poor time t.> l maps of
the world. The accurati map of t«j
day may bo all wrong 1 lore the year
The only wonder is that living ii
New York does not result oftener ii>
making men old and decrepit at th
lge of 23.
Three real battles have been fought
ii Uruguay recently. Has the genii
rt of bluffing failed to get a foothold
On one or two previous occasions
ie Japanese have shown that they
in do something else besides raise
Human nature is not so bad. after
I. Ninety-nine peoplo out of every
mdred that you know would rather
you a favor than an injury.
Gov. Dockery of Missouri says th:it
" can't tell the color of one poker
iip from another. After that, we
•fuse to play with Gov. Dockery.
Wu-Tir.g Fang has been promoted,
ut one trouble about being promoted
l China is that it brings a man Just
hat much nearer to the empress dow-
A minister has made a fortune by
iventing a non-refillable bottle. But
>w did a minister come to recognize
ie importance of this means *of
What Russia is saying (if that Thibet
ipedition by the British, done be-
ind her back while she is facing the
ips. would not look well in a diplo-
Uncoli. the Man.
Py R. H. Stoddard.
A laboring; man with horny hand*.
Who swung tii*- axv. wlm till «t hi- lands.
Who «'iiai.k from nothing n«-w,
l>ut did ft* pool III) I! ti .
t o ho
mcd so then.
<>f other men.
Ono of th people r.or
Their curioii.s fpHome,
To ail :ir<- yet hm abovi
Thflr hhiftiiiK hatu and
fommon liIh mind. It
III* thoughts itho • h
Plain \mi. hhs won'-, .i
lJut now tiny will end":
No hasty fool of Btubbnin will,
But prudent. cautious. still
Who. sin . his woik v. • < good,
Would do it a* I:«■ < oiiId.
No lino, this of Roman mold -
Kor llk< our atatel) airev of old.
iVihapH ho was not ni'^l
Hut he in -•« rv d the lat.
A man of the name of Chighlzola
as defeated for public offlco at Mem-
his, Tonn.t a few days ago. it must
ave required a good deal of courage
.o scratch him.
A. Missouri scientist declares radium
ives the hot springs of Arkansas
heir curative powers. Then the poker
able and the roulette wheel are not
A forty-story sky-scraper is to be
"recited in New York. At this rate,
light and air will soon be as thorough
ly monopolized as arc some other
things in the big town.
A San Francisco man has invented
in automobile which runs perfectly by
radium power. All the lucky public
'ias to do now is to get its automobile
iirst and then its radium.
English women are rapidly breaking
iway from the habit of kissing one an-
il her. This being leap year, there is
no reason why such a foolish habit
hould be popular anywhere.
Mr. Schwab admits that ho is now
>ut of a job and unemployed, but as
.ie still has several million dollars'
worth of securities he may be able to
get through the winter comfortably.
It helps ono to realize that his is
not the only business that is over-
rowded when he reads that there ure
moro than 1,000 applicants for a va-
cant Brooklyn pastorate, salary $10,-
A gentleman who resides in Switzer-
land announces that ho has invented
an electrical contrivance which will
kill off an army at a single shock. It
won't do. Where would the heroes
One of the judges of election arrest-
ed in Denver on charges of violating
the election laws is a woman. This
slightly jars the confident assertion
that when women get into politics
corruption will cease.
The California girl who went to Den-
ver to meet her Kansas lover and to
wed him did nothing so very far out
of the way. She will probably have to
meet him more than half way many
times in order to keep peace in the
A number of young girls in Hobo-
ken, N. J., have been praying in
' htirch for husband*.. Their prayers
have no.t yet been answered, but some
of theix neighbors who have been out
hustling in the-meantime have been
much more successful.
Cut utr by tragic ra«
••Then make believe I am la the
Whfto House," said the great Presi-
dent, to whom it was no new thing to
be under fire, aud they run the gaunt-
let. several shells exploding close to
the cars, but none striking them.
The train was stopped at a point
eloso to the 4,000 Confederate prison-
ers. There were many colored men,
servants of the prisoners, in the field.
Pointing to the largo gathering, Gen.
Grant said, "Mr. Limoln, there are
somo <jf the fruits of this morning s
"That is bo, general; the fruit is
there In black and white."
Among the troops bet in motion
soon after the battle opened was the
Fifth Corps. It was halted near Yel-
low Tavern, three miles from the
scene of action, by news that there
had been a happy ending of the strug-
Upon its way back to camp, the
Fifth Corps was ordered to march to a
large level field, form for review, ami
informed that the President and some
of the Cabinet would soon arrive.
It was nearly 5 o'clock when they
arrived at the right of the corps.
Word was sent down the line that,
instead of regularly reviewing the
corps, the President and party would
ride from the right to the left. A mo-
ment later, another aide rode along,
telling regimental commanders that if
their men wanted to chee r, to cheer,
it was freedom the corps heartily wel-
"As the party started," he contin-
ued, "the President and a cabinet ol!i
err in a carriage, Tad Lincoln by its
side, on his pony, the Confederates,
three miles away, showed their ap-
preciation of the visit by sending a
few shells in our direction, but as they
fell short, no confusion resulted.
"Cheering? 1 never before heard
?BySZ4J-SA wmrwo: -?
ARCH 25th has
start« d a l'.ooii of
memories in my
since that day in I
The remark was
made by a gentle-
man who saw |
Abraham Lincoln ;
on the occasion of his last review of \
an army corps, the afternoon of such eheenng. Each regiment gave
March 2G, 1805, near Petersburg, Va. ' throe times three cheers and a tiger,
Continuing, he said: "There had jmd then threw their caps in the air.
been a fierce battle early in the morn- The President was kept busy lifting
iug. The Union troops had been sur- his hat and bowing. He rode so close
prised by a large force of Confeder , t<> the lines that we could nee his
ates commanded by that dauntless !
soldier who since the war has found
a warm place in nearly all American
hearts by his high type of American-
ism, his statesmanship displayed in
the United States Senate, and as a
popular lecturer, Lieut.-Gen. John 11
"Gen. Gordor. had asked and been
given permission to make an attempt
to break the Union lines in front ot
Petersburg, divide the army of the
Potomac and thus give Gen. Lee's
army a chance to whip It in detail.
"The attack was made before day-
light on the morning of the 25th, and j
it was so much like one of Stonewall
Jackson's flank movements that for |
moro than an hour it promised great
success for the gentlemen in gray. !
Gordon and his ninny thousands of
picked soldiers of the army of North- \
ern Virginia—than whom there never
were better fighters---torced their way
through lines that or folks thought
were impregnable, and charged 1
straight for Fort Steadman. which
they captured with all of its guns and
"Up to that point Gen Gordons
plan had worked well. He had caught
his enemy napping, thrown 10,000 of
Lee's best men plump into the Union
lines, captured one of the largest and
strongest forts, and seemed in :t fair
BRIDGING AN INLAND SEA.
Ono of the Most Stupendous and Difficult Feats of Railroad
Engineering Successfully Accomplished.
We have in times past been told i
much of v/underfill feats in railroad '
building, and much has been written i
of the engineering skill and daring that j
directed the course of the iron horse
across the plains and mountains that
lie between the Missouri river and
the Pacific ocean. "In the grandeur
and magnitude of the undertaking,
the Urion Pacific-Central Pacific has
never been equaled. The energy and
perseverance w ith which the work was
urged forward and the rapidity with
which it was executed, are without a
parallel in history" were the state- 1
tion cf the use of these engines will
mean the saving of at least $1,500 a
day in operating expenses and also a
saving of several hours in running
The original scheme of the cut-off
was conceived by the late Collis P.
Huntington, riie plans were pertect-
ed alter the late Col. Huntington's
death and approved by Mr. Harriman
when he assumed charge of the line.
Active work was commenced in
1902, and thus ths almost impossible
task was completed in about 22
months. The last pile was driven dur-
! "The work involved ir. this plan has
been supervised by Messrs. Harriuian
! and Kruttschnitt of the Southern l a
I cific, and Messrs. Burt and Berry of
! the Union Pacific, and these two rail
roads have spent in- the last three
, years somewhere near $130,000,000 in
repairs and improvements aside from
the expenses of operation cr mainten-
In an introduction to his "Digest of
the Results of the Census of England
and Wales in 1901." Mr. William San
: > .
The Lucin "Cut-Off" Across the Great Salt Lake.
mcnts of the special government com-
missioners to the Secretary of the
i iiiriy-five years ago there was no
time to spend on work similar to that
which has just been completed. Then
the world was watching while the
builders of the Union Pacific and Cen-
tral Pacific raced for supremacy, it
was a magnificent contest, but nowa-
days the owners of the road have been
brought to consider other problems.
One of these necessitated the solution
of the grade question ami the straight-
ening of the track.
One of the most interesting and dif-
i ing the last week of October. This
great work lias cost over $4,200,£00.
i ne cut ou runs iroai Uguon west
! fifteen miles over level country be-
j for.* reaching the lake? proper, then
! acrosu the east arm of the lake nine
miles to Promotory. Then five miles
of solid road bed and then nineteen
miles west over the west arm of the
! lake toward Lucin and thence across
; the Great Salt Lake desert to Lucin.
Nevada. Across the east arm of the
lake, it will be almost a continuous
fill-in supported by trestle. Near the
! middle of this will be a gap of GOO feet
• of open trestle work left for the Bear
"Never mind him. Captain."
smile and hear his 'Thank you, my
brave boys.' The unrestrained, hearty
cheers greatly pleased him. Dear 'Old
Abe,' 1 wonder if he realized how
deeply he was loved by the men he
had called to serve their country.
When the President reached our
way to smash that pail of Grant's iirigaiie am| nle boys had cheered and
army. But by this time Gen. Parke's
thrown their black hats high in air.
Ninth Corps had roused up and was an(j manv a man ha(j railed out, 'God
ready for action. The Confederates 1|)(>ss V(m Kulh(,r Abl,,. an „m,cti(.
were charged from three sides. It was .lodged from the ranks and
one of the most desperate struggles
bounded for the carriage, his captain
of the war. It was in that light Henry nl8hlng him wlth „nh.13 to halt
W. Grady's father, M. Grady, was
killed. Soon after daylight Gordon
was back with Lee's army, but more
than half the force he went out with
was in the Union lines, more tnau
1,000 killed and wounded and nearly
"A brilliant plan courageously car-
ried to the brow of the hill had failed,
"What would you d??"
and its failure saved the Union army
from a most humiliating and disas-
The night before, there had been
an important conference at City
Point, fifteen miles from Petersburg,
then Gen. Grant's headquarters, at
which were present President Lin-
coln, Gens. Grant, Sherman and
Meade. Not long after the battle, the
President, Gen. Grant and Gen.
Meade went to the front by • uin.
The Confederates were sending
solid shot and shells into our lines
when the train approached. As a shell
exploded, a short distance from the
car the distinguished officials were
in, Gen. Grant asked-
"Mr. President, they evidently aim
to hurt this train shall we stop, back
up and wait until the storm passes?"
"What would you and Meade do if
I were not with you?" asked Air. Lin-
"Go ahead," said Grant.
and return to his place. But the man
kept on. When the poor leilow
i dropped on his knees, the driver was
signalled to stop. The irate captain
came up just as the soldier began an
appeal to the President to shield him
i from a threatened court-martial. The
enptaili ordered the man to get up and
take his place in the ranks, and his
manner was not extremely gentle.
" 'Never mind, captain; let him talk.
It pleases him ami does not displease
i me," said the President.
"It was nearly dark when the re-
| view ended, and the President's party
| started for the City Point train, and
j the happy Fifth Corps swung back to
camp, singing and shouting from joy
at having had a good look at tluir
"Three weeks later the war was
I over, hut with its ending came a sor-
row* so overwhelming that mourning
and tears took the place of ch« rs
"Do you wonder that memory <ar-
ries me bac lc to that Virginia field,
March 25, where thirty-eight years
ago, President Lincoln reviewed his
last army corps?"
Hnd Morgan's Approval.
An old Wa bington gentleman t ''ii
a story which he overheard President
Lincoln repeat, and which he be.'ieves
has not been published.
J During one of his busy reception
hours, when the President was talk-
ing first to one, then to another of
the many who filled the room in the
White House, a gentleman asked if
any news had been received from
John Morgan, whose Confederate < av-
airy were raiding Kentucky and Ohio.
"We'll catch John some of these
days," replied Lincoln, "i admire him,
for he is a bold operator. He always
goes after the mail trains, in order to
get information from Washington. On
his last raid he opened some mail
bags and took possession of the official
"One letter was from the war de-
partment to a lieutenant in Grant's
army; it contained a captain's com
j mission for him. Right under the
signature of A. Lincoln the audacious
Morgan wrote, 'Approved, John Mor-
gan." and sent the commission on its
way. So there is one officer in our
army whose commission bears my
| signature, with the approval of that
' daredevil rebel raider."
View of the Track Across the Great Salt Lake.
ficult feats of railroad engineering
ever undertaken has just been com-
pleted—the building of a bridge across
me Great Salt Lake between Ogden,
Utah, and Lucin, Nevada.
The work being practically com-
pleted, the new track was formally
opened last Thanksgiving day when
Mr. E. H. Harriman. head of the Har-
riman lines, and a big party of railroad
magnates partook of Thanksgiving
day dinner in the middle of Great Salt
The Ogden-Lucin "Cut-Off" is 102
miles in length, 72 miles on land and
30 miles of trestle work and "fill-ins"
I river, which flows into the arm of the
Across Promotory Point runs five |
j miles of solid road bed amd here diffl-
I cult work was encountered, a cut of I
| 3,000 feet long in sand and rock of
! barren bluff being necessary. At this
point, the most beautiful on this in-
land sea, surveys have been made for
: an immense summer resort.
Across the west arm of the lake is
eleven miles of trestle work with a
fill-in approach of four miles at each
end. In completing t>.e work of span-
I ning the lake one great difficulty was
I encountered across the east arm by
ders gives the following curious sta
! tistics: "If all th" people of England
and Wales had to pas:-, through Lon
| don in procession, four abreast, and
i every facility were afforded fcr their
' free and uninterrupted passage, dur-
I ing twelve hour- daily, Sundays ex-
I cepted, it would take ne arly four
| months and a half for the population
to file through at quick march, four
1 deep. The leuglh cf this vast col-
umn would be 3,788 miles. To count
i them singly at the rate of one a sec-
; ond would take nearly two years and
a half, assuming that the same num-
| oer of hours daily were occupied, end
j that Sundays also were excepted."
Among the Ona Indians cf Tierra
del Fuego courtship is not preci.-tly a
tender affair. Wh*?n the girl is from
a friendly group the gallant presents
' her with his hunting bow. If the girl
I returns it by her own hand it is a
sign of acceptance, but if by the hand
I of a messenger it is a refusal. But
j refusals are not common. The pcrse-
j vering brave w-atches for an oppor-
j tunity which brings him alone with
i the object of his affcction?. He then
I commands her to. follow him with all
I speed through the bush to his own
camp. The girls are prone to yield
j prompt, obedience, for a disappointed
suitor may emphasize his Lispleasure
by an arr< •' directed lightly at thf
thigh or at her calves—the especial
vanity of an Ona belle.
Education in Expression.
Every person has an inborn desire
for expression, but this desire is yield
ed to only by children or savages.
Adults school themselves in repres-
sion, which is ciiiled culture, nay?
Mrs. Stebbins in the New York Tri-
She went on to explain that when
persons thrill and vibrate to the
sound cf grand music, or at the sigh'
of a superb picture, it is the re-
sponse of the soul to beauty. Mrs.
Stebbins advocated the study of the
technique of expression as a channel
through which it becomes possible to
give out impressions. Expression, tr
her mind, is to he a largely deter
mining factor in the future progress
Railroad Officials at Formal Opening cf the Ogden-Lucin "Cut-Off."
over the waters of Great Salt I^ake. It , the settling of till-ins and trestle work. , of the world. To illustrate
presents a practically level track ex-
cept for a short distance on the west
end near Lucin, Nevada, where a
slight grade is encountered.
The use of this cut-off will throw
out the trans-continental traffic over
the old line from Ogden to Lucin,
Nevada, around the lake. This strip
of track is one of the most expensive
of the Harriman system, the maximum
grade over the long Promotory hill is
104 feet to the mile and helper engines
are always necessary. The climina*
was caused by the salt of the
flow of the Bear river having collected
for centuries over the bottom of the
lake and having formed a salt wall of
100 feet. It took 1,000 tons of rook
in piles which appear to have reached
the bottom of the lake proper and
which has resulted in a firm and
splendid road bed.
In a speech which he made at the
Alta Club, Salt l*ako City, on the eve
of the opening of the "Cut-Off,'' Mr.
ject, Mrs. Stebbins gave a selection
from "Idyls of the King."
In an insurance office where it was
formerly necessary for a force of
clerks to copy names on reference
cards to be filed in various places,
one clerk now writes the name on a
sinele card with metallic ink, clamps
it in a holder with a number of blank
cards and flashes an X-ray through
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