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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 7

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, March 11, 1918
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MONDAY, MARCH 11. 19ia. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNEI.LSVIULK, PAGE SEVEN. BUILDING FREIGHT CARS TO RELIEVE SHORTAGE AND SPEED WAR MUNITIONS ONE CAR IS ASSEMBLED IN AN HOUR.. The photograph shows a scene In the great freight cnr assembling yard at Los Angeles. Cal. " . Due to the great shortage In freight cars this new plant has been opened to tnra out cars at a rate never even Imagined. The method is the same as in the assembling of automobiles. .The trucks are first lowered into place, then the frame is set on top of them. Following that; the sills are set up nod bonded and the car i» twisted and finished. This remarkable assembling is accomplished at the rate of one an hour, and there are scores and scores of crews working in the yard. "LOOK, WHO'S HERE! EN6I1 IS UNIQUE Powerful Locomotive of Hew Class Built for Western Roads. . QUITE PECULIAR IN DESIGN NOVEL TYPE OF LOCOMOTIVE Necessary to Dwarf All Protuberance* en Top of Boiler to Permit Operation Beneath Low Bridges and Tunnels. "Moetfstrlklng Is the appearance of! 1 powerful locomotive that has lately j 'tea. constructed for the Denver *: Rio! Tande railway. Although It is one of : the_ largest engines of the single-ex- { paulon, lionarticulated class, its chief I Interest to the layman doubtless lies i in the peculiarities.of its design. The boiler Is ot sach height that It was Engine -Introduced In New ZtaJand Can Trawl Farther Than Compound Without Taking Water. A new type of locomotive has been employed on the Wootrrllle-Talhape section of the Main Trunk railway of New Zealand during the last three months, according to a recent issue of the British (goremment) Board of Trade Journal. The first of the class was constructed at the government workshops in Dunedln for service on the Canterbury Plains'some two years ago. After severe grade tests, which proved successful, fohr of the new engines were sent to North Island some months ago and have been use'd on the Wellington-Taihape section with good results. It; appears that this engine can travel farther than the compound engine without taking in water. and that it has a greater hauling capacity. LARGE ENGINES FOR CANADA New Locomotive U Unique. necessary to dwarf all of the upper protuberances in order to permit operation beneath low bridges and through certain tnnnels. In building_lt, the sand boxes were Installed at the sides. Instead of at the top, the steam dome was built exceptionally low and broad. the smokestack was given a height of only a Jeiv- inches, and the bracket sop- porting the bell was attached to the front of the smoke box above the headlight. The engine, which is one. of several of a type beins placed in service, is thoroughly equipped with devices designed to facilitate operation *nd lighten the work of tho enginemen. A mechanical stoker, actuated both by steam and compressed air, feeds pulverized coal to the fire. In cases requiring hand stoking, the door of the fire box is opened and closed by power. There are no large, heavy levers for the pilot to manipulate, for compressed air again is brought Into jilar. Alone, the locomotive weighs 42S.500 pounds, and with'the tender, 624.900 pounds. New Government Locomotives Haul Double Loads Formerly Pulled by Older Types. Prior to tbe Introduction of new engines the heaviest locomotives in use on the Canadian government railways weighed 232,000 pounds. The "Mikado" engines weigh 283,000 pounds i and the "Santa Fe" 514,000 pounds. | The maximum speed for the freight ; trains on the system is "25 miles per 1 hour. The new engines havfe been designed to conform to this schedoJe, but to pull double the load hauled by the older types. It Is said that the "Santa Fe" engines can handle 4S loaded cars ! and carry them oyer a 1 per cent gra- ! dlent at the standard rate of speed, i The "Mikado" has been constructed j especially for the long grades of the ! national transcontinental dlvtolon of j the Canadian government railway gys- USE LOCOMOTIVES FOR HEAT USE SUPERHEATERS IN JAPAN Adoption on Japanese Railway* D»te« j From 1911, When German Engines I Were Put in Use. Japan has adopted superheated loco? ' motives extensively. Occidental prac- . tice has been applied here, although i it Is Interesting to note that about ' 1802-03. when the Schmidt super- I heater was coming into general use, a j smokebox superheater was manufac- j tured for tfinl purposes in Japan, but the test did not develop the desired I results. The adoption of the Schmidt I superheater on Japanese railways dates from 1911, when some engines j ordered from Germany were put in service on tbe state railways. These were followed by other locomotives ordered from America.. Because of English Influence the continuous vacuum brakes were adopted, and are now In genera! use.--Hallway Age Gazette. Large New Jersey Plant Saved Necessity of Shutting Down by Two Railroad Engines. A large mannfiicturlnj; plant at Arlington, N. J., was cold as a refrigerator one winter's morning, and there was no immediate relief in sight It seamed as if the three elpht-honr shifts of 3,000 employees might have to be dismissed. There was no time to Install a'cew heating plant; besides that would have been t^o costly. The superintendent wanted just enough steam to furnish heat for a few hours. Two Eric locomotives/ were placed . on a side track, a steam line connection was made between the hot water pipes and the steam dome of each engine, and the'plant was heated at an expense of ?50 for the day. which was: the cost of the engine and fuel. Valves ,were placed to enable the source of steam to be controlled. Cold water was supplied to the tenders by an underground pipe. -- Popular Science Monthly. MORE BUSINESS BY EXPRESS Increase ef 25 Per Cent Is Noted, Yet Earnings Are Expected to Show a Decrease. T^he express companies are handling i 25 fet cent more business this year Mhau last, yet their'earnings are ex- I pected to drop. This Is said to be due to Increased cost of materials and supplies and higher wages. The commandeering of baggage cars by the government is also given as a reason for tbe slump in profits. Car Efficiency. : Hnllroad car efficiency in the United States increased S per cent in 1916 over 1S13. the previous best year. This Is equivalent to nn Increase of 192,000 | cars over the total 2,400,000 :npw In i use on our railroads, according to the ! Railway Age Gazette, which also estimates the mileage for each car a day In the fiscal year, 1918, as 27 miles. At the same time the average car capacity has risen from 33 to 41 tons. Not Warehouse Size. Mrs. Gowltt--Everytll°^ · I say to you goes in .one ear ond out of the other. Husband--Great Scott! You don'f suppose my head's big enongh to hold all you say, do yon? Gets the Circulation Medium. *'She takes only boarders who are bhie-blooded." "How does she mak» sure that they ·Kre7* -She bleeds thein.'V-Bos:on Evening Transcript- - '· 'TIP? IE* CAP STUBBS "JOSEPH* "CAP" STUBS, a HEAL BOY of the days of "Huckleberry" Finn and Tom Sawyer--A Boy of the days whea the Old Boys of today -were boys--makes his appearance as a member of The Courier Happy Family on Page Five today. ,, Get acquainted with him. We know you will have many a quiet chuckle over the adventures of "Cap" and his boon com- panionos--adventures very much- like some you had when of "Cap's" age. J fifcoru* °^ l -Bu f*~t£4sSJ~* ' THE TRUTH Illustrated by Gntellt. JERRY THE NEWSBOY P APER, airr*'cried Jerry aa the cat ' slowed dpwn. Pnper, ·ir!" "No. I don't i»ant «· pa-P«r.'* . prowled the old man Jerry approached, "If I did I'd asked for one," «ud still Rrurabilnjc ho started for the sidewalk ·vrhen his foot slipped and down h« came upon the muddy pavement. | . All the newsboys lau*h*d it the oldj '· frflou' 1 * «nyry face, excepting Jerry. Haj ·cowled Rt his comrades and helped th»j oW fellow to his feet- ' "II it hadn't been for you under my; fatl Td never have fallen," growled th* old mart. Jerry bruihod off the muddy co*t and . handed th« aid fellow hfe hat. The old | bnan fumbled In hie pocket and pulled Umt (v, coin which he extended toward 'jorry. Jerry Bhoo* his head without toofclns at the coin. "Oh! ; Not «»ouEhr' fronted th* old lellow. I 'There are Borne thlnffs that you cant Jbiiy. sir, and. ono Is courtesy," naif Jer:/', and, itickln* his hand* In hJ« pockets, h» w«ot whictlfnf down tha '·treeL Tb« actoniahed gentleman retorned the coin to his pocket'*, and maked tha man who kept the fruH stand on the comer who the little chap w« '·Jerry." replied Mfte, who waa -wry fond of the little n«wshoy. "Everyone loves Jerry, air. Atwaya re»dy to h«i»p anyone who need* It. Nerer o- c*pts a cent Sell* his papen to aap- port his old Grandma." The oM man puilod crd from hid pocket, wrote »ometh!n* on it and hn4«d H to Mike. "See that Jerry vets thla," he Bald, ana before Mike could thank hhrn h« 'was o«t of Jtifflit. Late that afternoon Jerry WAS shown into the office of the president of th« It's a pleasant practice once .* month. to drop into our store and hear the new Columbia Records. You'll be welcome always, whether you buy or not. ^ Hear AI Jolson Sing 247S--"I.Ara All Bound Round With the Mason-Dixou Line;" "The Darktown Struthers Ball." Hear the Last Xew York Hit 2459--"I'll Take You Back to Italy;" "My Heart's Tonight In Old New Hampshire." DO YOU NEED JOB PRINTING? We do all kinds of Job Printing at our otfice from the visiting card to the finest commercial work. Try our printing. THE COURIER COMPANY, 127'^ W. Main St., Connellsville, Pa. The Reformer--First we mast get i all the elements eliminated 1 from the party. i The Practical Politician--Then you wouldn't have any ptirty left And He Did It. Tencber--Now, Tommy, you remera-: her I spoke of the word betide. Give me ft sentence wttti The word betide in It Tommy--The do? rnrae into the bouse to be tied.--Yonkcrs Statesman. "Not Tint, Sr,r bnnlc in town. Ttaer* at » de*fc mt the old man whom Jciry baJ helped that morning. Jerry's heart C*T* * bound. ' "Took yonr tlm» about coming."* KI the President. lookJnr up from pQ« o( paper*. "Dfchs't muit to seem IB too big 1 a hurry. I ·apposc." ·· "Not that, sir!" replied Jerry/ twist - fng- his cap In his hands. "Bat I al- waya sefl my' papers before I do anything el»e.*' "Oh. I see: ivoric before play!" ei- clatmed the .Pr*-srdeDt. Jerry nodded, "Yon see. Jerry. It's thU war." th« eld gentleman went on. 'Tm rich *ndj lilco most TrealLhy folijt. tbink everyone Does This Interest YOU? . . . Business Proposal. "Do you love me?" asked the yonnc mnn, boldly, . "Isn't, this rather .«udden, Mr. Huggins?" replied the. sweet young tiling. ·"Can't you give me a week to consider my answer?" .VNo, I can't; I have an option on ! Jerry. t- botag an another girl, and the option erpires to- (, - rt - K "' · - » - · » .morrow!" . ! Is »?ter my moc«r. When yon my coin this morning for helpiTvr me. It put roe to thinking- marbc I'd been md5tmlcGn in rnaateiad. 3ffte told me about ycKtr straggle and I ·want to help you, I umed just such a bay as yon tn my place here. "What do you -say about working for roc?" J«rry iraa EC happy he conM hardrjr wait t* toH bin old Grendva. He ran erery step of the way homo. **That*a becaoso yc«t*t« a good boy. Jarry." nM Grandtca. smlllar teroagh her ttappr taara. "Ahrays" be bon««t. Wnd ami conrteojs to ttxw* oMer ttoan youraelf.*" Ms Qrarxtnw retired, Jerry th* toot tots riac*: We'd All. Do f t if We Could. Ha epent all his health to get hia wealth, And .then. with, might and main He turned around and spent his wealth To set his health .again- Jf Ton Arc Hunting Bargains Read tbe advertlseing columns of The Daily Courier. You wJU find Miam. Grndimt^rt, IlorlfftM-cti nnd Til«*cnneil PhjHlrfnn. Spr Hit lint In Chronic UiM^aurK of Men and "Women. BK. It. TV. MacKE^ZIE li you are tn need of medical a,ld why n o t come to o n n who k n o w s how to do ·what you ? t n need of and does It q u i c k l y w i t h o u t much if any loss oC time from your business, with little or no pain and for a reasonable outing of m o n e y , no moro than you or any man IK w l I l i r R T to pay for scientific treatment. htg-hest testimonial to [ t h e efficacy of my t r e a t m e n t is the fact that over one-half of my patients are sent me by those T have cured arid w-ho are natisfieji. Second--T see and treat every case myself and have tha best methods to offer the public to be found in the city. Third--T don't accept any case that 1, v v.isider INCURABLE, and this being the caae. you are told exactly what I can do for you' at t h e start. NO RISK. DON'T DELAT. CALL NEXT VISIT. REMEMBER THE "DAY. TREATING SPECIAL, PR1VATF. A\D CHROMC DISEASES OF MBX AXO Avonanr. Do You Suffer from Stonincb. nnd Liver TroiilileKf Have you any pains a f t e r eating; does your, food disagree with y o u ; s u f - fer from, constipation and ga.spes tn the bowels? Then come and consult me. "Worn-out and run-down men and i ivomon, no matter what yfir ailment ' may he., call--it copts you nothing. Free examtn.ition. HO-IT !t: Your Ifimtc Town E A C H WEIJVESDAY OM.V. Ucmrmber tin 1 U n r - .VK1V STAi UOTXr., Don't make the mistake of thinking that all beers are alike! . There's a surprising difference and you see it immediately in Finer materials in this popular brew ! Better brewing methods! No expense or effort spared to make it best possible! Ask For Gonnellsville Special Beer at Hotels, Cafes, Clubs ORDER A CASE FOR YOUR HOME

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