The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on June 28, 1918 · Page 9
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 9

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, June 28, 1918
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*HIDAY, JUNE 28, 1918. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELJLSVTLLS. PA, "AGE NIKE. A TWO-FOOT GAUGE ENGINE^ HluMratlon From "Tin. En«in««rtn« News." IT LOOKS LIKE A TOY, BUT IT WEIGHS FIVE TONS. MIDGETS OF THE RAIL BABY LOCOMOTIVES DESIGNED FOR SPECIAL SERVICE. 'Etpietally Useful for Underaround Construction Work -- Fuel Employed May Be Crude Oil, DirtltUU or Gatollm. , Abnormal size alvaya appeal! to the "mas in tha street" Tlie contraction of a locomotive that breaks the record for bulk and strength Is always considered note-worthy; yot some of ttt» most Interesting and raluable of the locomotive tribe are not abnormally large. They may be as small 'is the en jinn that puff their way about meet ·mnsement parks with a tralnload of children aud aur»eB on behind, and yet be by no means Insignificant .Arocaj these are web as are used for ;th» operation oZnarrow-gaugeconatmc- tlon railroads and Industrial-railroad ·Tftems. Two Interesting types are described in an article contributed to Enfiaeering News (New York, May 20). One is really, to all appearance, ft locomotive in miniature, the other, of which probably more general ase is made la all sorts of underground-con* ·tmctloD. work, bears more of a resemblance to a small automobile than to the traditional iron steed of the r*U- ro«d, The technical "description of the latter Is of a "geared locomotive baring a high-pressure vertical tubular boiler and uoing liquid fuel." It is especially adapted for the roughest work, and is fitted with long elliptical springs that absorb almost any 3ar to which it can be subjected. Ot its other features the writer says, in substance: The engine can use crude oil, distillate, or gasoline, the last being employed In tnncel work on account of the heavy fames from the oil. The boiler is the feature of the machine. .It'is designed for 600-pound pressure, ' the shell and lower head being made of one piece of pressed steel, and the upper bead welded to the shell, which la turn is re-enforced by a ring welded around each end and by a wrapping of three layers of piano-wire. These boilers have been tested to 2,200 pounds by hydraulic pressure, -without failure. "These locomotives have been used during the past three years In some of the tunnels for the Catsklll aqueduct (New York water-snpply), on the Lexington avenue subway in New York, and on sugar-plantation wort." ' .As 'to the use and manufacture of the real baby locomotives -- those that bear the look of midget copies of the big fellows -- we sJe informed as follow*: "In the construction ot the new plant of the Baldwin Locomotive works at Eddystone, Pi., an interest- Ing feature was the use of a very small steam-locoasorlTe, and this en- «Jna has since been employed in operating the industrial-railway system at that plant II was built by the company for its own use, but similar en- tines hare been built lor other work. It is a four-wheel, saddle-tank engine and weighs only 11,700 pounds. The railroad is of two-fold gauge, with curves of IS-foot radius. "The engine la of ordinary design, In miniature, but the cylinders have a rather long stroke In proportion to their diameter. The Baldwin steam- brake is applied to all the wheels, and it each end is a radial draw-bar with automatic coupler." -- Literary Digest NEW WAY ACROSS CANADA COUPLER EASY TO OPERATE Doe* Away With Necessity at Br»k» man Going Between th» Can In Hi* Line of Dut/i The primary object in thu invention is to provide a car-coupling ·triotlr to keeping -vrith tte present type or style known as the Janney type or Mastei Car Builders' coupler, out possessing Few PeopU Know Much About the Construction of Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Mort people on the American continent know more or less about Cna- d»'s pioneer transcontinental railroad, the Canadian Pacific, but probably not many, outside railroad men, In the United States know very much abcmt her latest creation In that line, which · has Just culminated in the completion of what has been called, during construction, the" Transcontinental railroad on the eastern half and the Grand Trunk Pacific? railroad on the western half, acrtbr.or's says. Joined together these halves constitute the new National Transcontinental railroad, to bo operated by and called the Grand Trunk Pacific railroad. It might be considered that the building of a trucTi line railroad between 3,000 and 4,000 mites long is no great feat in these days ot high explosives and gigantic steam shovels, but when it IB understood that a large part of this line runs through rugged and comparatively unknown northern latitudes, where the ..summers are .short and the winters long and cold: that scores of mighty rivers bad to be spanned, the Rocky mountains crossed, and the whole line constructed on lower gradients and easier curves than had 'hitherto been thought practical, the accomplished fact becomes more interesting. The government of the day, there fore, decided to constrict Che eastern division, from Moncton, X. B., to Win nipeg, Manitoba, themselves, by means of ft commission, and afterward to lease It to the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad company, which had entered' Into an agreement with them to construct the line from Winnipeg; to the Pacific coast, and to operate- the whole line from tha Atlantic to the Pacific, when It was completed. Accordingly, an act respecting the construction of the National Transcontinental railroad was assented to bj the Dominion parliament en the 24th of October, 1903. which provided for the construction of a line to be cp erated as a common railroad highway across the - Dominion, from ocean to ocean, and wholly within Canadian territory. Extra Special--Women's Misses' Wash Dresses j Up to $6.50 Values for Sl.H-i Prettiest Voiles, in -white and fancy I beautifully made in the vory latest, s sizes l.o fit large and small women. wonder special for $3.95. colors, all tyles. All This is a. The Greatest Price Reduction Ever Offered This Season on Women's and Misses' Wearing Apparel Up to $32.50 Values for $25.00 Women's and Misses' Poplin Suits $27.50 Women's and Misses' Silk Taffeta Suits $32.50 Women's and Misses* Men's Wear Serge Suits ...'. ?25.00 Women's and Misses' Coats _ 115 $28.50 Womens' and Misses' Silk Taffeta Dresses ...,, $22.§0 Women's and Hisses' Silk Crepe de Chine Dresses..... $27.50 Women's and Misses' Georgette Dresses ?21.50 to $28.HO--only one ot a kind--Coats, Suits Dresses Our Great June Shoe Kid Pumps in patent and plain leathers, special at Extra! Women's 97.50 New Kid Shoes, In black and colors, $5.90. One lot ot Girls' Oifords ii white and black, strup styles, low Men's $5.00 Dress Shoes in button or luce, tan and black, also English styles, special J.95 | $3.69 heels, ?3.01 v arjcs, specia' "'$1.95 Special! $1.00 and SUO Corsets Discontinuel styles of finest grade Corsets, mostly ail sizes Special -- Special! 7 yards of Bleached or unbleached r^L $1.00 7 yards of p'ire Irish Lintrn Towri- £ $1.00 Limit 7 yards Our Great June Money-Saving Sale Of Men's and Young .Men's Clothing offers $20, §22.50 and $23 new up-to- date Suits for - ?lS.fjO Suit.-; in Young H f i f * mcueU. in a big colors ami stylos on t-ale tomorrow fcr ,, ._ - -... $1.50 and 32.00 Values Gowns, Skirts, /g^, _. . . _ . (MI lie! Combination bmts, Chemise and Ccrset Covers ..111 teami/ully trirjined witi fancy laces, ribbons, wid er.^jruiclery. ;'or TfSc. Special! One lot of 50c Dorset Covers ami Drawers, embroidery Q^!/* trimmed, special at ,, JeJv j Men's LL-iion j Suits I I $1 ami ?i-'-o Value?. i At'llc-lic plylc-s. Men's Work Pants !?2»iO Valnt'K, $1.60. Made of sootl serviceable jr:rueriais, ;:]so good sac Lunch Counter Railroad Car. The Chicago »ncl Northwestern on ·June 5 put In service a lunch counter car In connection with lu "Golf Special" train, which loaves (ho Chicago passenger terminal daily, except Sunday. »t 12:20 p. m.. and reaches nearly a score of golf clubs located along Ita line on the north sbore ho- t-ween Chicago and Waukegan. Returning the train reaches Chicago at 7 p. m. The car -Kill be ready to eerre a high-grade lunch at popular prices at 12 noon, 20 minutes before lea-ring time of the train, and thus -will be a great convenience to the patrons M thi» train. The car contains a lunch counter nraninj lenstlnrise of the train and occupying the entire length of the car, except for a short kitchen at one end. Seats are provided for 27 person*.--Railway Age Gazette, Long Tunnct Being Built One of the longest railroad tunnels on the American continent is now under construction hy the Canadian Pacific railroad in the Selkirk range of British Columbia. The tunnel, to be known as the Rogers Pass tunnel, wtll be flve miles long, and will cost flO,- 000,000. The famous Hoosas tunnel is four and three-quarters miles in length. The new tunnel, which is 29 feet wide anil 23 feet high, will shorten the route four miles. Women's and Misses' SUITS and COATS Automatic Car Coupling. new and improved characteristics, such as Trill eliminate the necessity oi persons going between th* can foi the purpose of opening the knuckle, or placing any part of their body between! the cars in order to adjust tlio knnclil* i ot coupler head.--Scientific Anerloaa. A Problem, are yaa tbinktag of. my '· "I wa« wondering If Jonab's irtte be- ll«T«d hits when tie explained hto *h- . '.'. »nee from home by telling hut he kad Woman Railway Office Head. Tha Oregon, Washington Railway and Navigation company opened Its city ticket office at Portland with Miss Estelle Macauley installed as full- fledged passenger agent--tha first woman in the United States to hold ·uch a position, according to officials of the company. It was announced that Miss Edna. Flynn -win be established soon as passenger agent at Seattle, and women, as yet unnamed, at Spokane and Tacoma. JOKE WAS'A TWISTER. Thtre was the usual collection of drummers In the smoke room and among them the inevitable quiet man. Conundrums had been the order of the evening and th« fnn waxed fust and furloua. 31ien the quiet man spoke. "It's eajy," he began, "to answer ·uch riddles as 'Why Is jour hat like a bibyT which contain* only one simile, but some of those with two and more ar« twisters. For instance, what is the difference between the SOD of a millionaire, sn organ and a mm potr' "I give It op," said th« mustard trav* «]er, who was generally rery hot at EoeMlng riddles. -· "The son of a millionaire is aa holr to ml!!laD£, whlie an organ baa a oM- U«G airs. See?" "But wftat about to* gum potr* in- qnlred the heafwy rejH-esentative.. "Oh, thats Jnst. where you sack," roe qitiat m«n. Big Saturday Sale Dozens and Dozens of Wonderful new Silk. Silk Taffetas' and Messaline Dresses, Goorgclto sleeves and collars, in every color yen can possibly want. But--Come--See! lea! Up to $13 Stunning garments--the kind that you would pay $25 for and feel that you got your money's worth. How Much Will Yon Sa?e These Gensime Bargains? 75c Ladies' White 'Silk Gloves _.. _. 4-8c 35c'Table Oil Cloth, per yard - 2flc $1.00 Men's Khalu Overalls at S7c $1.75 Lace Curtains, fine quality, pair $1.19 85c Ladies' Corsets, all sizes, at -- 59c 20c Bleached Muslin, per yard -$1.25 Men's Dress Shirts, all sizes - 87c 79e Men's Athletic Union Suits 5?c $1.39 Ladies' Middies, many styles 9Sc 9Sc Boys' WasU Suits at only 79c |1.25 Ladies' dark and light Aprons 88c $2.00 Crochet Bed Spreads at 2 Dark Green Window Blinds $1.00 75o Ladies' Flowered Dressing Sacques 60c 2 Ladies' Knit Union Suits 81.00 J1.39 Children's Gingham Dresses 9Sc 79e Children's Rompers, all sizes, at 69« ?6.90 Georgette Waists, all shades ..._. $4.98 $5.90 Beys' Cloth Suits at only r $1.59 Voile Waists, big selection ... 1 1 i $8.37 81.19 TJp to $G.90 values. Big se- Ic-ciion ol' ul! the ue*.vest styles a:tt\ colors. "iVoiiicn's and roisses 1 siacs. ^xqfBaasrBfsessnsm

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