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March 6, 1930

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 3

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1930. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLY 1LLE, PA. PAGE THREE."^, LIFE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF PERU AS EXPERIENCED BY HJ.HAGGARD PARTY C o n t i n u e d f r o m rasa On? of July and when t say "up tho hill" I means np the hill. It '« * trip to write homo ahout If YOU have not done BO you should read about that railroad In tho National Oeographlo Magazine of about a year ago. Wo saw the fallen locomotive which you will see- pictured m tho magazine, anil crossed the Verruca bridge -where, it ia reported ^onie 700 men died d u r i n g its construrtion, frorrf the bite of tho verruga gnat ruga' means '\vart' word 'ver- and w h e n these bug's hate they produce wartft in the alimentary tract, henco the name 'verruga' for the gnat and for the bridge The gnat id said to operate only at nigh' and U very elusive A great bugologif-t c.ime down to s-tudy five epectes and in eSx months can- ntrncl only two f-pecirnon? It ran hardly be that those two killed 700 men. * "The scenery along the- route i« tremendous That is the best adjective I can think oi Read about tt in that magazine I mentioned. It 1=1 barren a.n tho Sarnha except along the edges of the Reim River which the railroad follows. No r a i n falls on t h e ) rentonati (eight cents in real money) and when eaten no uliot are found. Tho natlvos catch them with a piece ot otrlng some eight toot long, to each end of which a stone is tied. Thev sneak up near a flock, and as the lived at Oroya while building houses at Malpasc and moved to lite latter place twodaye before Christmas The homes are built iar#Mv of clay and grass These t w o thfngr? are mixed and pounded into forme like concrete flock rises, the string i i thrown with- forms and out a eound, make a w h i r l i n g motion! and entangles one or more. Some Frnprs! "KVogs also abound I have been solemnly assured that they have been caught measuring t'irec feet in length, but do not believe it However, I know of one that measured TH inches from nose to toet The natives eat not only leg» but all parts. I have seen festoons of ntumified frogs in native drug-stores waiting purchaser The druggist s--xid that ground up and put in «mp. they cure manv things Tell Roy Hetz»l-- I know he vants to do all t»« good he can Also get the word to the hospital. Tell it to Me Robbie too H likes to relieve su/f- fcrlng. There are, no doubt, a lot of 'Territorv A and he c a n frogs enormous, voluminous and swollen maintenance nang ot hi»s to catch them whilt, doing nothing else, which is most al the 1 ime. It ie the ,,,. the , , western slope and after "owmg ; , ^ my jbs riiride at Tirlio, a little «hort of 16.WO I o[ Itl up. it still appears barren, i here M ffra« but the t.mber line ie '«» !r*anie gang he used to try to charge gang surround I^ake I.ynn and drive : ""* , ., ,,,,. them into a sack held by eome re"Coming up pioducoe an ailment ^ nlcmbcr w , ho w l l ! not desrt hi8 bclow railed 'riorocho-' pronounced a 1 ? three -yllablcs with the accent on the ·rorh' and the 'ch 1 as in much Sa- loche includes everything from a headache and from heart failuie newcomers nose This member should be trained to 1miUte the cry of t e lady frog. If Mac ehould bo short of help, a con- death ' ' ltlon I cannot imagine, he can bor- ,,,,,,.. Death is rare but | TM *J^ sometime., have to b e ^ U a g h e r monthe. How- newcomers f t o m e n i e n ««»- "; "-[over, assuming that U,e shore line of itished down the lull in special trains m ,, OT lon a n d the real -estate agents (bad cevs to 'em) say, it makes a hoime I ha! k oool in fiumm-er and warm in w i n t e r The walls are IS inches thlrk and when they are fituc- roed on the outekle and plastered on the inside n house r?fiul(s that ia n i f t y enough to =it on Isabella Road or Murphay av-enue I halo to say it, but it is B bo-tter house than the one you handed mo in Connelleville Also it ie a better one t h a n wo had on the Cheat Haven ioh Boastln' Ears Any Time. "We h a \ e 'all modern conveniences' except ga^ and cmco the Inc-a lady does the rooking the gas is. not much missed. We heat with electric stoves, which is a. vaflt improvement over Irving to burn that coal of Stone's Domestic help in plentiful and cheap and some of it is good sentlal at UiU? a l t i t u d e Also it is es- I would hate lo cheat the grim reaper. Our p a r t y ] liad little trouble among the adults hut the children uerc u n h a p p y Peter Hrockman had to havo oxygen and my s,on looked like ho needed it Upon Rotting off the t r a i n at Oroya, I experienced some ' n f l c u H y in walking and talking. It loquired an effort to push words out .aid I was conscious- of that effort for several \veoke. Affected lij Altitude. "The doctor met our party with the ,imbula.ico and took all to tho hospi- ·al except my f a m i l y w h ' t h went to alt, home, which house w a n to be our home for six m o n t h s '1 he first nistht ·vas rather a misery I had worried c.ome about bringing Mr*. Haggard into the altitude but on that flr«t night fche was able to g i v e aid and , omfort to both of tho dilapidated males o£ the family "Wo- suffered with headache, 6 ion and a dozen other things, perhaps largely Imaginary,' but the Hor-^t sensation Has a wild uneasiness, w t u i h ( u n n o t lx» defined. 1 \si-nt to i-loep many tunes miles long and that a man Is needed « ach 10 feet and that tho job will no' require more than «ix months, Mai can handle It very nicely. I know h will be careful not to let the frogs trample the lawns near the Power HOUA Also be mu6t be careful of his men Progs, like the aforesaid verrugas gnat, are said to be wart producers and 'safety first' ia Mac's motto. "To get back from L,ake L,ynn to Iake Junin--there is mother delicacy In the latter re-gion which is the beet of all It is a bird railed 'perdi?.' It is not a water bird but seems to like the lake region. It is almost ae bin as a 'fr ing-Tire' chicken, all white meat arid most delectable. It cannot fly far and the native catch them by running them down I could not run one down at 'hte altitude un- leh« it had both legs broken Weather, All Varieties. "Before leaving thf lake I must talk about the weather. MArk Twain once said that everybody complain* of the weather but nobodv doee anything, t i , a t n i - h i ouh t w a k e up in 10 s«- , )Ut something has to be done on tho oiii't, w i i h a j i a m t k y Irohni? t h a t t h e ] in- .ill f,on« KM-II vet. if any-" ' I n g n i H ' i t o i i h rt ith my air holes \\h'lr ,l"",nn',' I am apt to get wild · _ oiid It !·· iinsate- to be near- i l , ,1] d i,i|iJt'ti^ to get ovei to undertake to livo with any lady who had to do her own housework We eat about the jame things ae in ! the S t a t f i j with some tropical stuff thrown ii Green corn seems to be available all the time and strawberries have no eeason in particular I had a platterful la«,t night. The Copper Corporation OWP.S almost, if not quite, a million acre*! of grazing land which is stocked w i t h a good breed of cattle. They havo a "ganadera" department which delivers milk to tho door and the butter is as good as that in fancy packages in the land ot the free, and the home of prohibition, "One oi the problems of cooking ia the fire Fortunately tho Copper Corporation aa« a coal mine and Kiip-lleo coal but it ifi worse even than that I uaed to buy Irom Stone The fic.iccity of oxygen makes it wors- yet Fire making uid fire keeping is an art which we Grlngoes find 1t hard to acquire. Something to burn is a great problem. There w not a 'ree nor bush nor stick not anything else ex- c-opt tufta of gra-ss and llama slung. The natives use the grass and dung for cooking hut how they ever get tho latter to burn is' beyond me. It smokes moot pungently, but a blaze is eomethin? elee The need for fuel ia so great that aurvey stakes, net with much labor, will not stay in place overnight Wood crosecfl set up over i a ly u m\ i l!»\ I O E U L I | a .^l t e r m e d nornuil the dead go the eame \v 4 iy. Js'ot a splinter nor a flhaving lies around the job like- they do in tho si itos Carpenters (ire permitted to o*rry home useless small blocks and ttiov have to bo watched to prevent IhMr making euch Works out of good lumber. Lumber a Problem. pampa if there is to be any survival "*T t h f t n l e J ur f* r * imported In a period of two hcure I have been \ f ni brought up tho hill It has cost a "iae to be t;* 1 w uich might be \V e puff and blow but !ho and move and have our being w i t h o u t dif tonifort I can rldo ,i horse all dny w i t h o u t undue fatigue and can walk numbers of mik i but c limbing hae to to slow and cautious. lias to bo' me.'n-i exactly that 1 have found too t h a t I must not run ,\ml 'mus-t not' me.ins also exa tly that. I hope I never havo to engage in a physical combat up here. In the SUtes that can be avoided by running but where we can neither fight nor i n n . it is necessary to be very polite. The Smiora lias to follow rule*, too but the young son does not worry about them It he stays up here two years or eo perhaps he will develop a cheat to suit the altitude The old people cannot do t h a t Vast Storage Project. "Our job te a hydro-electric plant on the Mantaro River. It is something like six million dollars and consists of two dame, a tunnel a mile and a half long and a power houee with all necessary things therein. Tho priii- c-lpf! dam i« about 15 miles up btreara from Oroya, and the smaller dam Is dt the outlet of Lake Junin. The main dam ie 22d feet high and is to create head to push water through the tunnel and the wheels. The coat, | to cold for comfort with a coat and overcoat, burned by the mm until all t exposed parts weie inflamed, rained have ;iow u p o n an(1 Bnowe i uixn. The climate something to contemplate with awe. The boye making the survey around The first lumber wo had on this job was carried in on mules. Wo hav» a railroad now hut before it was completed who had 100 niuleH and 500 llamas bringing etuff in on their baoke. IE a moving picture ot that the lake had faces looking like chunks Procession winding around the mountains could be shown in Connellsville, of scaled meat, due to eunburn; also, they endured all kind . of precipitation that there is and had to sleep under many blankets at night. "When the l i g h t n i n g starts, it down't fool. It ia disquieting even to strong minde not afraid of lightning The rule ubout not striking twice iu the same place does not hold good. Cold Under Fhe Blankets, "At Malpaee (the Tame for the region of the big d a m ) the climate is much better, partly because it ie it would be ot interest. They carried lumber, pipe, coal drilto and thinge too numerous to mention, including 'calomlna' The last word means galvanized corrugated steel flheets, of which we u«e many for buildings. I am writing now in an office made of buch sheets and the sheete were manufacture*! in Wheeling, W Va , by the Wheeling Steel Corporation. "Retuining to the llama--ho is a curious creature. He looks like a lower and partly because we are in a | cross between a camel and an ostrich pocket surrounded 1;y ridges some 2,000 feet high However, I can pin no medals on the w eather even at Malpaso. We are now in tho midst of the rainy season, *hich laste from December to May. Rain is copious and temperatures ar such that heat Is almost always needed in dwellings. Frost, snow and hail occur with moie or less frequency, but m«lt immediately The average temperature Is higher than during the dry season and extremes are not so great. In July and August I basked In the euiiahine In the daytime without a coat and, at night, got oold undor five blankets. Also I have seen a glass of water smaller dam is to control lake level ""eew almost solid during a night in and create storage for water which the tent and it was a -- fall* during the wet season to be re- two warm (fays. Also Inci- letueed during tho dry season, dentally, it stores Borne water-- 700,000-acrfc feet which, reduced to gallon*, amountf, to 230,000,000,000. "The two dami are about 100 miles apart by the route we have to travel. By far the greator part o£ the work la at the larger dam, but the smaller job 16 not without interest. It is located in the mUtet of an old Inca city, tho name ot which has been ioet, and the stono ruins of the city are supplying material i or tho dam which is w i t h i n a etone's throw of the bridge by which the Incas crossed the river. It \a not the 'Bridge of San Lute Rey' but it evidently fell at eome time because only tho plene remain. We are running gasoline locomotives, equipped with Ford engines through Ihe streets and running Dodge trucke over roads built and traveUd long before Columbus was born. "The dam will ralee lake level to elevation 13,420 feet, about 1,000 feet higher than Lak«j Tltlcaca. In the immediate neighborhood, of the dam the country is no nwro mountainous than It Ie around OonneMsvflle. but \\e can see the enow-covered Continental Divide to the west and the white p^iiks In various diro( tiono. The lake Iu In n 'pnmpa' ) l rH«' '*- li '" A~ ·! ("·· *'· in w h i *i M f ' l v The ji.uiipi 1- (|at a-, t h ' p M \ i T h l il pancake am, t m l a i n - be ;s i u t o w h u h man o r j beast i an sink w i t h o u t trace, aB we t dtecovereii while making surveys. The 1 ·lako te allvo vvlt i duck-., which do not migrate. They ciui be bought tor ^0 water lines freeze and burst at night even though the daytime temperature is up to 75 degrees. "All this ahout tin- climate sounds worse than it really is. It does not seem especially abnormal now- and is one of the least of our troubles. Living conditions are not had at all. We PRESENT DAY MENACE Why suffer with constipation wh«o you cnn fin d relief so easily and conveniently. Two Epcotabs nt night for conatipation relief in the morning. Pooitive in action-- · sugar-coated tablet, easy and pleasant to take. Try a package tonight. At your druggiita in 25c and SOc sizes. THE BILL COMPANY Normtowrn, Pa, He to a moat natives. He carries ami smells like fioine early progenitor may have had an affair with a skunk II 3 can give mere man the moat disdainful Htaro you can Imagine and ho is just ae disdainful ae his «tare. If overloaded he lies down and does not get up until the load is removed, and ho ie tho Judge of what constitutes an over -load. A hundred pounde is about the limit. animal for the their loads, supplies wool for this and that, anrl supplies meat when hia uee- fuIlneBS ie otherwise over. Feminine Boaty Nil. Speaking of the llamas brings me to the native*. What I eay about them does not apply to the better elase, which in said to exist, but which Is rare in the altitudes. They ]ive close to nature. Alao apparently, they do not feel the need of a bath I hat.9 to use the word but they atink and stink means etink. The way women look is too bad. The ln«pira-_ tlon and cheer which can be gathered any day in any town in the United States simply by watching ti 1m femininity walk along the street, is en- tlrely lacking and the lack detracts nraterialiy from one's eenee of well being. Tt may make me old before my time, Amusements Are Scarce. "AmuMments are not very plentiful. I have not driven r.n automobile nor seen a raovio nor been to any public gathering since leaving the. States. There is no church nor Sunday school, nor any kind of bpiritual refreehrnent, Sunday ie not observed. Boihg well trained ln^ the way I should go, it doesn't bother me, but I do not like for thai phase of the child's education to be neglected. Drmk of all kinds and degrees of hardness abounds, and it hurta me that I cannot use any of it at thte altitude. I would hke to drink a little tie A matter of principal, since I abhor so thoroughly that great absurdity, prohibition (which tloes manj things, but does not prohibit) but, like running, clhnblns and fighting, it is one of the things 1 cannot Jo, and survive. "The lack or organized amusement, however ie not us bad ae it sounds. \Ve rids horeos and enjoy the scenery and play bridge with the neighbors, We read at length when time per- 5H ADOW, a sorrow ·4*-^- ^ f t ^ ·» "Coming ·vftnti cast thoir shadows b«fore' * v*- #r ' -" :\^\ ' . V ' « , , v | - «:' /; V$ - m , ','**..? '^"' y \ ^/- f *''Ji**' f \ ^^A^Mh^S^^iA *s K? · J -f f Ss %' /···· S* v*£'k*S «;-: W M^ ^ AVOID THAT FUTURE SHADOW* By refraining fron i over-Indulgence,, if you wo jld maintain the modern figure off fashion Women who prize the modern figure with it* subtle, seductive a rves--cqen who would keep that trim, proper !:rm, eat health/oily but not immoderately. Banish excessiveness--eliminate abuses. Be moderat:--be moderate iu all things, even in smoking. ^ 'hen tempted to excess, when your eyes arc bigge · than your stomach, reach for a Lucky instead. O ming events cast their shadows before. Avoid hat future shadow by avoiding over-indulgenc : if you woi\ldi.mij^ain the lithe, youthful, mot .ern fi{ Js LX i**v* V w '=·/* Lucky Strike/ the man ever »moked, made of the finest tobacco --The Cream of the Crop-"IT'S TOAS1 ED/' Everyone knows thai heat purifios and so "TOASTING" not only removes impurities but adds to the flavor und improves the taste.. %?.'! It's toasted 4 Your Throat Protection--against irritation--against ; *Bc Moderate! . . . Don't jeopardize the modern form by drastic d ets, harmful reducing girdles, lets or other quzck "anti-fat" remedies condemned by the Medical profession! Millions of doj wasted on these ridiculous and dangerous nostrums. Be Sensible! Be Moderate! We do nut r ing Lucky Strikn Cigarettes will bring modern figures or cause die reduction of flesh. We djo you will thus maintain a mi tempted to do y burself too well, if you will "Reach for a Lucky" instead, in things that cause excess weight and, by avoiding over-indulgence, TUNE IN--H e Lucky Strike Dance Orchestra, every Saturday nigltt, over * coast-to-coast nc _ ~xl ··?tl ©JMO. 1 mils. Wo have mor« reading ) .latter than am be consiunecl. Also .oil is available. There Is a course at Oroya and another at Morococher and »e expect to hpve five holee at Mi Ipaso. There la an article in tho Am irican OolfBt* tor January about the Morococha course. tt Is only 15 miles from here and I «xpcct to play i once, 6inco it Is the highest course n the world. There to a trail from M ilpaso to Morocoeha ivhlch can be rid len In four hours, hut I «3o not expct to ride it because it goes' up to about 17,000 feet. I will go around. 1 eome- tlmes think that if I had sta ed In Connellsville and played golf tor 10 cents a hole with some of those 'golfers' I could liaa made fai more money than In Porn. I will no mention any names hut am talking about those who crouch like a tlgt r and then peck like a hori Son Finds Snhool Awaitini. "The worst tears of the you ig eon were realized wtieu we arrbed on the hill. He had to jo to sehoo , The school term is 10 months loi g and he caught the fl\e months froi i July to December* At Jdalpaao, ther i IB no echool and not enough childrej for a school. I have taught the son a horse and expect to let him r u n wild for a few montha and study i othing but Spanish, Wo vill then 1 we to put him in a school In Lima oi find a tutor, or eend him biUflc to the Statea. At present his mind i« entire ly full oE horses, spurs, lar^atfl, saddles'and Tom Mix hats. He Ilopee «ooi to be able to lasso a horse on the r in and is making some progress. At iresent he and his mother are in Lira for a change of scene I have ma Ie two QUICK trips down eince coming up the hill We are supposed to g« down there for two week's every six i tenths, in fact, it ie mandatory for ill hill billw*. i "Speaking of sending the c nild to school reminds me of money. The money 'IB In pounc6, soles (pronounced iu two syllabl-eH) and oentoros. A pound contains 10 ^olea and a eol 100 centoras, BO in writing sums of money in figure*, three figures appear after the decimal point. She sol ia a silver coin about the size of a silver dollar and I always think of them as dollars. jyt least it hurts m« as badly to «ep- arte from them. At present rates of exchange the sol te worth 40 cents in real money and the pound is worth four dollars. In December I got a dollar bill for a birthday present and that ie the only real money I have seen since leaving Lima the first time. Sees Fizarro's Skeleton. "This letter grows long and your patience short and. what ie left must Are^ou expecting a Baby? T HOUSANDS oE expectant mothers are now c h e e r f u l and happy. Their waiting months have been made comfortable and they ·will be better prepared when the great moment of childbirth arrives. This has also been true of countless thousands of expectant mothers for over 60 years who have used "Mother's Friend," that time-tested, scientifically-prepared s k i n lubricant and pain-reliever which originated in the prescription of an e m i n e n t obstetrician. ..«,*!,,,». You, too, may enjoy the comfort Mother's Friend" gives. It is so soothing and re'»*- ingl It is used externally only--gently rubbed into the s,kin. Brings relief promptly. t Very valuable in keeping the breasts in good condition. Also puts you in fine shape for the approaching ordeal. . ... . . ... 17«.J A "Mother's Friend" is on sale at P TG 6 all drug stores. $1.25 per bottie. ·n * Try a massage with it tonight BOOk. ana notice th « ease » nd SP. i MJWXL.I £ves _ A booklet on "Things 1 to Know Before Baby Comes" will be mailed in plain envelope, free, on request. Address Bndfield Regulator Ce,,JeEt. J»t Atla»«»i «»· lessens pall be told iimother time. However, just a few oliort item* that I forgot--the railroad up the hill hat 65 tunnels, 16 swlich'bai'ks and practically no tangent. Gentlemen, cheep on the pampa around this lake, where frogs grow so big, frequently have four home, sometimes five horns and sometimes six horns, and that is no nature faker's etory. I have seen Pizarro's skin- covared and varinehed skeleton in the Cathedral at Lima with D hunch of cotton sticking out of tho hole where the sword of the assassin entered. It wajs of interest because 1 have been reading about him,' both to improve my Spanish and to appeal learned in the hietory of this place. "Give my beet regarde to my good triends. You might tell the Sunday School' Class that I would consider it a great privilege to eit with them again. Some day I will, if my wihd holds out. Also some day, I expect to beat thoee old hens at golf again. Note the again. Please accept my apologies for walling eo long to write and do not let that wait influence your reply. "WUh beet wishes, "Homer H. Haggard." Oroya, Peru, February 10, 1930. Summit SUMMIT, March G--Ral^ih Bush hae after visiting his daughter, Mrs. Hobert Wingard. Mrs. George Adams wfr} was ill at her home here ia ahle to be out. Mr. and Mm Herman Seeae of Connellsville are visiting the latter's mother, Mrs. Albert Hoch. Mrs. Hugh Harnhart spent yesterday with her sister, Miss Sylvia Worthington, near lateen -ing, Mrs. William McDowell fcpent Wednesday with her steter, Jilis. William Morris, near 121m Grov«. RUN BOY ! MORED AT CASE ni CJ(| sp| had self lif ·r- 'xfty :-'44i:i ne Field, a jirntojr at* of Applied Science at a former resident ot has oeen. elected to Sigma, a- semi-honorary .eruity at Case. He ia n chemical engineering. ndent at Gaee Mr. Fidd 1 with the wrestling tenra ade quite record for him- Ohiopyle OHIOPYLE, March 6--Mrs. Edward Laing of Allquippa Is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. H. E Fullmer. William Rankin of Uniontown wae a business caller in Ohiopyle Wednesday. William Wallace spent Wednesday in Pittshurg transacting business. Mrs. F. K. Bailey returned to her home Wednesday after a visit spent in Connollsville. Mrs. Lciiora Hall and children who have spent the past week with Mr. and Mrs. H. II, Hall at Kaufmaun have returned to their home. George Hall has gone to OonaellB- ville to spend a vteit with relatives. Harry Tissue ot Kaufmuim wae a caller in town Wednesday. Mra. Iluseell Harbaugh and daughter of Mather are visiting her parent*, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Tissue at Kaufman n. Ralph Woodmency, Ji . was a A list/or ia Green Briar Wednesday morning. Edward Jennings is very poorly In. the Uniontown Hospital tsufferinp; with pneumonia.

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