St. Joseph News-Press from St. Joseph, Missouri on June 7, 1902 · 11
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11 pearly Diay Railroading On the "Hannibal & St. Joe j Between St Joseph and Brookfield THE ST. JOSEPH DAILY NEWS, SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1902. Special . Correspondence of The Dally New. MACON, Mo., June 7.-"Rallroadlng In Missouri Just before and during the war f th sixties wa a dangerous a pat-tlme s service In the rank with a musket. Fact If, I believe a fellow waa aaftr In the army than at the lever In these days.. I've tried both and I felt my ehancea or dying of old ace were better If I enlisted, ao In IStiJ I stepped off the "Chickasaw"' deck ar.d enrolled with the Ninth Missouri Cavalry, under t Columbia, Mo,"- -J Captain Jame CH ' Mcintosh, waa the apeaker. Hla audlenc was old comrade. It waa during a little Informal talk prey ceding a meeting of the local G. A. R. poet. Captain Mcintosh was one of the first men to enter an angina cab on the llannlbal & ft. Joseph When that road waa completed In IK. War talk had already begun and excitement was high. -Th-4MMiMtirf road -was trails to Msnon the same year. Moth roads wre "tried by fire ' during their Infancy, The North Missouri la now the Wabash and the Hannibal A Bt. Joseph has been - swallowed by the great Burlington system. Captain Mcintosh Is a typical rep- seasonable1 Pointers . v- v B Y STkgEPH PHYSICIANS ON HOW TO KEEP COOL HOW TO KEEP COOL. Think of Icebergs. iio to the seashore. KmiKrfiie to the mountains. Irm l nt much meat, ("ut out beer and whisky. -Take a hatlt. liMn't drink Icewater; It a pal-' Hmous' - ': r I-tBWkxil ttJ.d Jbutuirmllk will, Wear Hrt-ens and a trabh Take the" shady side of tbe street. Carry sn umbrella. Don't worry. ' What shall I est? What shall I drink? What shall I wear; Hbould, 1 take a bath? May I remove my rlanjiesT-:rrr. These snfl-TT hundred other 'questions touching upon the quest loir ef "How to Keep Cool and Look Pleasant with the Thermometer at lus Degrees" have been i-put to The physicians of St. Joseph since the commencment of the hut weather, until. In their distraction, they have appealed to their friend, the reporter, to relieve them by telling the people about it all In a bunch Bt. Joseph doctors give the following i hot weather pointers; V Exercise It Good. Dr. J. M. Bell -"Tell the people to est lees meat, take a fslr amount of exercise, lots of cold baths, snd Join the 'Don't Worry Club.' The less meat one ests In-, summer the better. Much meat has the effect of making t man hot-headed and Irritable; A diet of frunysnd vegetables snd plenty of water is best for-summer. By all means avoid 'colored' and sugared drinks. Hraokins.- too, ts s bud thing In excessively warm weather. It Increases the heat and a 'unfit help having a bad effect on a man's disposition It makes him tot) touchy. - They won't admit It, but If the men anukl cut, down their smoking til rcnt. they would notice a vast din-1 - In tbelr tempers or their wives wou - Js, Word lot Babies. ..... Dr. X: O rs ham "Ho w shall I keep cool? In iw, f1't place. I would say, i reus to be l , .'! j"Mhle.. Put don't . t'dfik bcrnmte you lok ' It warm flannels a May that you've got .to keep them off till Heptemlief. When-a sudden cliutige In the temperature comenmh as Is caused by a hallHtnrm put m heavier clothing, ami when it sets warmer, change back again. More cases of pnou-aionla Tesult from erelenesa tn the matter of dress than from hy other cause. There Is more danger of contracting pneumonia now than In the rA rf winter, because people are not prepared for. the sudden changes. The women, especially, ought, tn be warned on this subject. They ought never to go out In the evening In their thin, gowns, without tsklng wraps. . - "Therv-too, a aard for 1 tie hahlf a. Poor little victims! If we grown folk onlv resitted It, they suffer Just as much from the heat as we do, and ought to be dressed accordingly. Iiwteitd. however, they are almost always dressed too warmly, a condition which Is likely to produce gastric troubles. A .great, many of the summer diseases of -children can be traced to the fact that they aro too warmly clothed." " Advocates Heat. Dr. J. B. Biley "There Is no such thing ss a vegetarian In, the human kingdom. In this age of sharp competition In every field of phyalcal and Intellectual labor, moat eating Is a necessity. It Is a fact, however, that we all eat more meat th.tn la necessary. If we ate only whot we reed there would he no'.uae In boycotting the packers the beef trust would have to go out of business in thirty days People who are doing manual labor need mo'9 meat than others. Meat eating men who do notwork hard will have the gout. If you will eat meat' It Is a niiesilon of. exercise or gout Take your choice." like Plenty of tet. Dr. J. J. Carter'"AS A general thing, people do not drink enough water. We can never drink too much so long as we stick to water: drink It at nighttime and i don't have It too , cold. Iced water Is all . right If you don't drink It at meal ime or when you are overheated. Cold drinks lemonade, sodas, etc., are not Injurious only don't Oil up on Ice cream sodas and go to bed. Drink waterrtoterof It; -ft Is a gAod thing to drink all you can the first thing when you get up In the morning and again Just before retiring." 1 Bo Sot Worry. Dr. W. T. Elnm. v,The-most Important thing Is not to worry. One should try to think of Icebergs and vacations to the seashore.. Except laboring men.' one "sfiouia "MaT awaT'irohT TmViW sX faT a : possible, and even he should not eat any fat meat A vegetable diet la by all means the thing for summer. lee drinks are good things to let alone. "When one feels a strong desire for Ice eold drinks warm drinks are really Indicated. They Will give relief snd "reduce more comfort. Peer and "all alcoholic drinks are bad. Phosphates, lemon and lime drinks are cooling slid barmlcxa. The best underclothing Is wool, light wool of course, ' . ft anjsimsxb Was,; Jta. the- best an! ssal ':ir' i f 1 -.' "i' ':':fr? ' :, j I j Captain James 0. Mclntoih. resentatlve of the pioneer locomotive engineer. Me could 41m an, engine now If he wanted to, because his eyes are good covering. It's the kind God uses on snl-mnls. The Importance of regular baths and exercise Is great For want of these there Is often a failure to carry off the debris from the body, end a man feels hotter than he really Is." i Bnthe Often. Dr. J. F. Owens "Diet, clothing, snd the Judicious use of the bath, are the principal points in .hvKlene. Hatha should nevwr ha taken aflr rnPAls. - A cold hath, followed bv massage, on arising iu-iha torr4ti. Is the heat kind tllm'rfiit Ibe (nViest tclt wtk-titwwt- in into-the cold water is a good tninx, but one mufx be careful not to remain in the water too long ss a reaction Is sure to follow which ts liable to cause chilliness and have all, Sorts of effects. Avoid patent leather shoes and stiff bosomed shirts and wear ventilated hats. While and black are the coolest colors," Cot Out the Brew. Dr. Henry J.' Bavold "First of all I should advise the elimination of all al-enhol'.c'drtriks. I tlithk tb.ere.la n6 question but that the use of spirits Inereases the summer suffering of mankind. In cases of euniitroke the history of the case- alwuvs- liH'lod.'s that the victim whs a drinker of Intoxltants. "It is not possible to make hygienic rules for all the race. Laboring men, those who do a great deal of arduous toll, can asslmtlats much red meat and yet I think men of sedentary occupation should eat very little meat or sugar In the hot wea thee, and. It would be better if they ate only the light meats, such as fowls, game and rich. 1 'think generally, that those who have good Incomes, eat too much meat, snd besides making too much heat in summer, It produces nrlc sent and that csuses rheumatism. I believe that as a rule people of sed entary habits eat too much food anyway. People should drink s good deal of water at a moderate temperature. Monty of water la not harmful, and it helps to carry off the red meat. Ice water is unquestionably Injurious- As a general rule, exercise and a daily bath aret good things and yet there are. people In delicate health to whom a batli every day would bo Injurious. J'lenly of sleep is an excellent thing. It does not seem to me with, weak lunss should wear light flan-t.o be a matter of rmnh importance of what. material the underclothing j niHde. so It Is IlKht. 1 have ne-ver 'hiuf any iiels. however. I think that the color of the outer clothing has a good deal to do with keeping cool, I believe that In the summer people ahotild wear clothing that Is light both It) color a lid welRht." Alcoholic Drinks Are Bad. Dr. J. W. Hedden-"A)1 kinds of al coholic drinks are; liad In summer.' Anything that Increases the heart's action Is Injurious to the nerve renters and predisposes the Individual to heat prostration. - i. , "The less red meat one enn eal. unless one has: to do much hard manual labor, the belter. People who ilo tifflce sork could belter cut It out nltoRother In sum mer. A, little light meat, however. Is not Injurious, IJeht underwear should he tlpedj jif coiirsp .J.w.cjic.J1anneLtiow; I ever, because I have a tendency toward rheumatism. Ice water la had. Hatha and moderate exercise are Important. However, the only sure thing Is to go to a cooler, ci, mate." . Xeqnlres Oeniui to Keep Cool. Dr. C. A.' Taftgart-"lt requires some genhislo keep cool In the Summer time; it doesn't take even highly developed ganglia to do U In the winter. The main thing is to wear light clothes and to stay In the shade. Beer Is a had thing to take on. Prink buttermilk: It Is stimulating, Cooling, and It's good. Ice cream Is not Injurious If you eat the way a child does,- making It last ax long as possible, wishing for the giraffe's long neck.'" ' . Worthy Thonght and Attention. Dr.' J. vr Islaub "Keeping cool In the summer Is worthy of a good deal of thought and attention on the part of every Individual In this climate. Bum-, bier, clothing shoUid be light-In Valor aa wel aa ln weighb One should wear a straw hut. 'lho underclothes slronUT tie woolen, but light as possible. I have read a good deal about the new linen mesh. 1 have never worn It. Lot we all know that wool absorbs mnstuie while linen does not. The absorption of the moMun ,p, u,, pen. i h h , one of iea, , ,v h b An(J BO lt ,t , think summer the better. And no me it at all Is bet ter than a little meat. Most of us would be better off if we didn't est any even In the winter. I don't think that Ice cream Is injirious, unless eaten when overheated Ice wster Is very bad, be. cause it shocks the system, snd people who drink it usually drink a large quantity and drink it rapidly, Don't bathe too often in hot water. It Is better to put off the drinking of alcoholic spirits until winter, because they heat the body. It ts still better to put It off Indefinitely." Keep 8cnwggwtn-agd;'J" Dr. John Doyle "Keep the general health good. A man In good health la capable of more resistance to either heat or disesse. One should wear light clothing, Including a straw hat One should always carry sn umbrella when going Oct on a hot day, and take the shady tide of the street, and this rule should be particularly observed by old people. "lt wen t do any barm to take a moderately cold bath twice a day,-but 'at wasst T.wwlajaBsrsteli; twist; ea, -ahe I and hearing; perfect, but the restless inventor has tarkKd on so many auxiliaries to the englneman's burdens that he might have to study up a bit on air brakes, electricity, steam beat and block signals, ,T ' '! I began heaving coal on the run from Brookfield to St. Joseph, 102 miles, In 1S!," said Captain Mcintosh. "My home was In 81. Joseph, and I resided inure since IBM. Many of the engines were wood burners, but ours used coal ns an experiment In economy. Deacon Manly, a seven-foot Puritan from Vermont was mv enslneor. ami he wa tt -marrr Ttrwt irnmrr.- "wir mrricrrrirtrrt n fft- trndlng to his own duties he assumed a guardianship over mine to an unnecessary degree, I thought Every shovel-full of coal hsd to be carefully spread out on the 'deck' at the mouthof the firebox before being thrown In. He would examine It like a man searching for gold, and occasionally pick out a refuse lump containing sulphur-or -(something- and toss It out of the window. '"Not only would1 the 'I.eenn' assume to direct- fciy prf!attlv tabor,-.but would exerolss Jurisdiction over my moral obligations as well. He told me that liars and blasphemers could never hope to reach th pearly gates and t-alher decidedly Intimated that If I didn't quit using; tobacco and swearlnf I would one water should be applied to the head first, and some people, especially old people, should be careful not to have the water too cold. A little mild exercise In the forenoon is. a good thing, but '.people not used to It' shnuld not 'undertake any strenuotii exercise on a hot day." Can't Be Done. Dr. W. F. Bchmld-'There Isn't any way to keep absolutely mol In summer, but if peoiyin would Una a little common rer.se a kholt lot nt suffering could be tlvne- away, ilv - J tw-tty ooxoc is know e-noughr to wear as lew domes aa possible, but they, don't. Borne people wear heavy underwear all the year round, and then wear heavy coats and vests. Mothers use the same lack of good judgment In taking care of babies. I have been called frequently 1o treat Infants broken out from head to heeu with heat, and found them swathed In heavy clothes. The thing to do Is to turn the baby loose In the haiue; with nothing on but a, cloth about Its waist. 1'Aixrtflerlhlng that makes people hot IS the large amount they cat.--l have a friend who eats meat three, times a day, gorges himself at every meal, and then wants to know why he sweats u much. A large per cent of suffering In summer Is caused by overeating, aa well as by overdrinking. As many deaths are caused by the llrat as by the second. It's a hard thing to tell a 'Dutchman,' or for a 'Dutchman' to say, but beer makes peoplei hot, very hot, Indeed. I am a believer In cold drinks, however, and I don't think there la anything harmful In a cold sods with some lemon In It. It's s good thing to help one keep cool to take two cold baths a day." Water Ii Excellent. ; Dr. W. M. Campboll-"A little study will enableany one to k"p comparatively cool. A little self denial will add to ones comfort materially In warm weather. Moderately cold water it much better than Ice water. Water at . the right temperature Is sn excellent summer drink. Whisky and beer are both heating and beer more so than whisky. 1 know the popular opinion Is sgalnat tills but 11 s scientifically true, never-thcless." ' Difficult Matter. Dr. Charles flelger "It Is a difficult natter to keep coo when the mercury st.mdn near the top of the thermometer. One may approach. this desired condition of existence by abatnliilng from the use of intoxicating drinks and stlrnularits of nuy yharacter. " Hot. rather than .coid drinks should be used, ice water In large quantities are especially harmful and should be avoided. "Indoors one should wear very light clothing. The. negligee short or short waist "should he permissible In office work, while on the street . one should wear additional clothing as a protection from tbe sun's rays. .. "An observance of the laws of health for the maintenance of the general good health will most surely give comfort during the days of summer. Frequent baths are Important In assuring free perspiration and a healthy condition of the Bjands of the skin which. exerejlse'a moat important office In maintaining an equl-ble temperature. lrt. baths, neither the extremes of hot or cold should be tsken. Ocnerally speaking, however. In summer the warm and In winter the cool bath la.-preferable. Be Cool by Keeping; Cool. V Dr. F. O. Thompson"The way to bo crtol Is to keep vool. : Store sway worry for the season of Ice and snow. 'The matter of clothing will contribute much to one's comfort or discomfort, during the hot days of summer. Underclothing should be of a character adapted to the rapid absorption of perB- piration. Frequent batbs are lmportanti in iiiaiouiiouuc a inuiier . temperature. and should be hot or cold baths accord ing to the ability of one to secure a favoralle reaction. Coid baths are pre-ferabfer for one who enjoys a feelmg of exhilnrstton, thereafter and wno suffers no ill e,tTects from the co'd plunge. The us of meat In. excessive quantities should " be avoided; especially does the person of mature years require but Ht- tle meat IB summer "Drink water and buttermilk freelv. Acidulated drinks, lemonade and the phosphates are cooling and good tonics. "When an active skin Is maintained y health is assured during the heated term and tsvorable conditions of . the entire synem may be most surely maintained, by observing religiously admonitions to cleanliness, avoiding over-work snd mentsl excitement and not eating too much." Diet d Care of Skin. Dr. Daniel Morton "I believe that there are two points to be especially guarded during the summer months, one of iem being the diet and the other the care of the skin. The diet should consist of such foods as do not produce the generation of heat while undergoing the pro-sAqfjdlgestton , spd assimllsiLqrj,, The "care oT' thVVmnr 'OTnsiderVif the greatest Importsnce, and to those who have the facilities of a modern bathroom proper attention can easily be obtained for the skin. It Is a weg-knosm fact that during the hot aummer months great quantities of water escape through the pores of the skin, carrying along a great deal of poisonous material. If this material Is not promptly removed, the pores soon become clogged and the function of the skin is seriously Interfered wttai aV an41tioa,4.aalis,aa this day reach a much hotter fire than tt was my dally duty to keep up for our engine. I cordially disliked such censorship and longed to get away from hla dominion. I thought his puritanical teachings Indicated weakness and dotage. An Incident taught me my mistake: There was no fencing . along the line and stock strayed on at their own sweet will. One dismal, black night wo ran Into a nock of sheep wust of Brookfield. That Is the worst species of stock you could strike. I saw what was coming and Jumped. The 'Deacon' saw It also but he didn't jump. Instead he held on to the revers ing lever like Jim Hludso did to th Into the ditch. His nerve bad saved the tranl from a frightful wreck, because If he hadn't held on and tried to stop, no telling where If Would have landed. I pulled him out of the cab. He waa bruls. ed up considerably, but not seriously Injured. He said he was sorry for the sheep. "The hardest cross, I think, that ever rnm,o to Manly waa when tie was ordered out for duty on Sunday. "it would often dike us over twelve hours to get over our division .and some. WtwstWtow long. tt we- mide the round trip without accident of any sort we would throw up; our caps and cheer In rality weather the road waa miserable and we hod to feel our way. Tne bed as dirt and not much morn substantial than an ordinary country high say. We How Would You Special Correspondence of The Dally : News.' AgllEVILLE, if C, June 7.-Thls little city in: the sky very properly deslg-nated aa In the sky too, for it is the highest city east of Denver-has the richest milkman In the world. He Is George W. Vanderbllt, commonly known hereabouts rs ' Cousin Gearg-." altbougl It requires more nerve than the average itarollnlan p"ees to call him that to his face, despite the fact that .Mr. Vanderbllt Is murtr more democratic tha i lus r.ume lnmpltia , .. '-?;-2VnffrifrfVvtt!rTC5:'"tfic'C tun feature fit which is" unihtotw house, srnnd out jiromlnently : as one of -the most Infnrestlng and unique places Irrthe Umifd States. , sir. Vanderbllt employs an army of hired men and women to I take care of hts business which consists of truck farming snd dairying- He supplies Asheville snd tributary region and also makes vast export shipments. How a man like George W. Vanderbllt with his millions would, ever conceive the Idea of 'becoming a truck farmer and dairyman Is a puttie to those who have never visited' Asheville and the "Land of the 8ky;'f as this region ft generally "desi's-. nated. To those who have been hwe. ii Is simple enough, for almost anybody would he willing -to- Imh a dairyman and live In such an enchanting spot. H wss here that Paul Leicester Ford, author of "Janice Merldeth," "Hon. Peter Sterling," and other notable works and who waa murdered In New York few- weeks ago by his frensled brother, whlled away many bappy days. Mr. Knrrt often auid that he drew Inspiration from the grandeur of this country, and when braced by a Vanderbllt cocktnll, as Chauncey M. Depew ence dubbed a glass of milk from the Vanderbllt dairy. Mr. Ford was at his best for writing. Readers of "Janice Merldeth." one Of the moat popular novels ever written by an American author, have probably ob served that In dedicating tho book tn Mr. Vandesblit. Mr. Ford gives expression to his sentiments concerning the old North Carolina mountains snd the beautiful French Broad river. Following Is the language used by Mr. Ford In dedicating hts "Janice Merldeth:" To George W. Vanderbllt. My Dear George: Into the warp ? and woof of every book sn author s weaves lirTfch. that even She subtlest readers cannot suspect, far less discern. To them It Is but a cross and pile nf threads Inter- laced to form a pattern which e may , plase or displease tltelr ' taste. Hut to the writer every filament hns Its own association: How each bit of silk or wool, flax q or tow, wns laboriously gathered.' t or was blown to him: when each was spun by the wheel of his fancy In'.i), yarns; the color and r? tint his Imagination gave to each a skeln; and where each was Anally woven Into the fabric by the shut-e, tie of his pen. - No. thread ever quite detaches Itself from )ts J growth and spinning, dyeing and e weaving, and each draws htm ,"liackto hours and plaresseem iiigly unrelated" to 'the "work."' At;d so, ss I have read the J proofs of this book I have found a more than' once that the pages have faded out of sight and In their stead I have seen Mount lis gh ,snd the French Broad J , River, or the ramp and terrace of a ; Klltmore, House, just as I saw them when writing the words , which served to recall them to me. With the visions, too, has 5 come a recurrence to our long a talks, our work among the books, our gntnes of chest, our cups of tea, our walks, our rides and our drives. It Is therefore a pleasure J a J 1 to me that the book so materially gravitates to you. and that I may make, lt a remembrance of those past weeks of companionship, Snd an earnest of the present affection of PAUL LEICESTER FORD. renders one "eXpecIilPTlaBle Id heat eit-haustlon and sunstroke. There Is a large clasa of the population of every city which does not have access to the proper bathing facilities, hence there has arisen the necessity for public baths, 8t. Joseph could have a public bath, maintained at a very small expense, by utilising a floating bathhouse on the river. This would undoubtedly prove 'a great blessing to meny people and Is entirely fesslble. One other plan that would doubtless prove a great blessing to the sick children of the city during the summer months could be carried out as easily as that of the public bathhouse. Children suffering from summer complaint sre benefited at much by pure fresh air as by medication. It would be simple matter to anchor a barge out QA-tha-ttvat a-, shortlists neefrotp lhx bank, covered it with an awning and utilise this as a fresh air boat for sick children only. In some dtles where there are ferry beats continually crossing and recrosslng the river lt la a very com-mon practice for physicians to sdvlse the parents of the sick child to take the little Invalid to the boat and keep It on board all day. simply riding back and forth for the benefit to be derived from the fvah fmrt air ob the river. Neither of these' enterprises which l have sug- tatri.swl flr4r never thought of running over twenty to twenty-five miles an hour, even when the road was In good condition. It a mart had told us they would ever be rolling trains over that line si from sixty to seventy miles an hour ws would have called a policeman, "The locomotives had pumps that worked only when the drive wheals were In motion. If a long wait on a siding would cause the water to run low, you would have to uncouple your Murine and run up and down on the main track to pump water In your boiler. There were valves of the steam cheat you would climb out on the board, and apply the fluid by band. "In the fall of 1M1 I assumed command of the 'Chickasaw.' then on of the best en nines on the road. The 'doners! Lyon' wast another flue machlnA, that later made a war record. Engines had names juat like steamboats, and passengers learned to know them and select favor: ltea. It was common to hear them say; "We'll get in on time today because the la pulling "is." , . ' '"There were n ThronaWtrslns exrept specials. We stopped at every station. 'If vie were Informed that a man was anxious to get a say on the train, but hadn't quite got his trunk packed, why, we would wait for him It was the duty of employes to be obliging. Milk UEING A STORY of the largest dairy farm and truck garden in Hie world a fiace where the sky difis down and kisses the mountain tops. The iltlvea about Aebnille are as beau-ithe arid plains that claim the. InHara, Ifot-sscnu b. round anywbrri'- tn the f grows- too stilling. A.iniuuify Tttuat get-jhi, sorW,"- Pn-ting' the spring' and esrryj"ik-- fo-seaxhore rtnd mountain. There' HfO Sortit: summer the; mountain sides sre radiant In the. Iiloasrirns of the bwrol, the rhododendron, ibe azlea and oiher fra-gant? flowers, and from the mountains these floral tributes Clamor In riotoua profusion down to - the banks of the French Broad and the Bwannanoa. With every turn of the road, a new and exquisite panorama is spread before the enraptured gate. So what wonder that George W Van- derhllt, the man of many millions, should locate here? Mr. Vanderbllt's estate Is about two ! mll-a from the heart of Ashc1lle, and upon one of the stepa of the mountain ! ran ne Is thejgrahd c.hautcau, one of the i moat Imposing architectural creations In ; the world. I t was begun In 1SS0 and was 1 completed to .JWft. The" building Is said !to have cost over ga.OfW.Oisi. and an equal or iwrhaiis greater sum has been ex pended in Improvement' of the many thousand acres turoundlng, Many miles of superb roadways havo teen construct-, ed and In every ' way the plat e has been built up along the lilghext llnea of aBricultural and architectural art. Those who have stood spell bound upon the esplanade of this magnificent chate-au and looked out upon lbs tumult of rrio'iuttitcis which stretch away In every direction, declare the' scene too beautiful to be real. And yet, :Ms Is the place Mr. Vanderbllt has dedicated to the production of vegetables, pork and milk. " - WHItam- MaiHir-4teedyT--editor-erither fit. Louis Mirror, writes of Mr. Vander-hllt'a place and its environments, as follows: ., Some thousand years ago, a story teller by the Aegean tea Invented the myth of Hercules and the giant Antaeus. With the Imperishable beauty of the classics, the talc has become one of the Intellectual assets of the race. Macaulay'a famous school boy, that extraordinary young person with whom the essayist used to confound nodding historians, would derive p. hundred morals from tho tale. Antaeus, be it remembered, drew his strength from Mother Krth, so that whenever he touched th (ground he gf'ew tenfold stronger. You and I can read a philosophy herein. We set our strength, like the fabled xlant, from Mother Karth. When our life-forces weaken we must go back to nature, drawing from that Inexhaustible store fresh spirit nnd power. Not from the tnhie lands, butTrom sea shore and mountain, flows the youth of the world. When the dust of the plains, maintenance ghiT either DM Bf them I would undoubtedly be freely patronized and be of great benefit to the poorer clssaea of our community." 1 Mart TJae Discrimination .. ' Dr. T. H Potter To keep cool during the heated term exercise an Intelligent dlscrlmirtat'ori In tha matter of dross, diet, and drink. A vegetable diet, principally, should be adhered to and watecrv not few cold, tut cool, should be drunk freely. It Is very Important that one smouli avoid mental worry and the man or woman with leisure may better employ leisure moments In literary exertion than In making a voyage of. discovery tn aearch of cooling breexes and vanned air.-"To svold the dangers of sunstroke Tils eewnpsrament. -The- nei-vous. exci'.- abl person should studiously avoid men tal anxlty and over exertion." HOW TO PREVENT BALDNESS Be Vet Wear Tear Ht Toe Tight Over Tour Temples. Medical Talk: the waiter of this qu!b has much hair on his he&J T As a voiiin WV as V erew s wlig. THE TAHDEBBItT BESIDIHCB AT ASHIYIUE. "I wasn't permitted to enjoy my coveted position as engineer many years. About tha Urns I went on another duty was added to tha snglneman'a cares and that was to keep a side lookout for ambushed foes. Seldom was a run made without seeing small parties with questionable Intentions lurking around the bridges or lolling In the cuts. The men In charge of trains were left largely to their own judgment they were expected to get over the-'road aomehow, and their efficiency was graded on tbelr freedom from mishaps rather tban on the time made. . don the throttle occurred In Buchanan County In ISfA The Chickasaw was pulling a special containing officers of tho road Into St, Joseph. The bush-whaskers had been getting unusually bold and we were all looking out for trouble as dusk approached. We were not disappointed. The safety-valve waa shrieking ss ws came In sight of Platts Jtlver bridge, i. I noticed a man step on the track and give the regulation signal to stop. J also noticed about the same time volumes .of smoke , rolling, up. .from, the britt'. Tlfr wefntw- jritf-sees1 8 the motives of the man signaling. . I took what 1 considered the safest and pulled the throttle out to the limit. Borne one pulled the bell cord snd the conductor climbed over the tender and ordered me to stop, 1 felt like a mutineer on the Like to Man ? e all have frwehol Ther oors r,.,e touch the ground, ami the lireclan le gend Is again renewed. By the Atlantic seaboard there Is a region known us "the land of the sky." The mountains of North Carolina, the chain of the Atlea:henle hem It In on one side, the ocean on the other. Into this fairyland come tho ttred neonle of the world. It is the playground for our greater childhood. For hundreds of years the mountain, region of Western North Carolina hue been unknown al- imost, to the tourist or, -healthseeker. 1 he Virginia, coast was tbeicraUle of the nation, and Its charms, necessarily, are of greater repute. But season after season the tide of travel Increases. Some soek the ranges, tje solitude of the gre.it srnoky mountains, the balm of pine forests, tbe vool breath of the Uplift: snd others o tlown to the tea., to- smell the unit foam, and wrestle witht the Atlantic breakers, Hut one plaae or the, tither, we. slmll find health and rest. Here are. In truth, the golden apples or Hcsperldes. (Tut through the, mountains run the tracks of the eioiithcrn Railway. Running to the seaboard are Its branches, so that Over all this, region H lllups Its steel arms. With the facility o; modern travel, one may be curried In ft day from tho plains to iho mountain,- from city to seashore, from dusty pavements , to the cool and fra-grant 'ranges or 'Hie sky--hallenglrg crags: from work ground to playground swept by ocean breeaea. The ling of the tracks is drawn from Pt. Louis across Kentucky, Ti nneeaee, over the mountains and then to the great health resorts along the ro.tot. , , i First come the mountains', the grim guardian dragons;--Now-through gsp. cleft bv some ancient, seismic force, now thi'ouuli tunnel dug by man's cunning. now curling along the mountain eldei the traveler is whined into a scene or constantly Increasing beauty. Nearby Is the Black Mountain, in the distance loom the blue and Indistinct masses of the mountains of Tennessee, while between are the rolling hlils and pleasant valleys of the plateau. Here Is the most beautiful home In the world, the estate of Blltmore, where George Vanderbllt lives. There Is a park of a hundred thousand acres encircling the mansionthe masterpiece of Richard Hunt's work: Altogether It cost Mr. Vanderbllt over six million dollars. Post this section is the Bnpphlre IjHke region. Here might some Wordsworth find a home. Mountain and cliff, cataract and torrent. Its rugged benuty IS yet unspoiled by the touch of civilisation. Here and there along the lakes, snd perched on mountain side there are Inns and lodges, comfortable withal, and yet In keeping with the spirit or. tne place, in tne streams side there Is game, and In the plateaus tin tne mountain below there are outdoor sports Of eljmw i "e unimore Duiiuinsw. eurly, the envy er rivals and the dtspalr of Imitators; as a middle-aged man, iron giar, thick, luxuriant, with no disposition to grow less. How dues lt happen that this one Individual Is singled out from all the rest to be the possessor of so much hnlrT Has tt been the use ot hair tonics? Is It the result of frequent shampoos ty the barber? Hat he been spending money for some favorite bair restorer? Nothing of the sort. None ef these thins htd-hsBBesee. - It has been brought abeut neither by wlso management nor heredity; This is the way !t bnppsned. The head tpon which this lug. unant hair grows is of long Siameter from beWe backward but sf short tm-etcr from side to side. That lt to say, a' long, thin head, with rather hollow temples. This makes It Impossible tor htm t" twr . NLihst fits .tirhtey or" his' head. Ills Bead being so long.Tie'ls obliged to buy 7H, which Is always too wide for bis thin head. He has probably never worn a hat In hut life that fit tightly over the temples. .Well, wbst has that to do with luxuriant hslr? It has much to da with It The temporal srtorics that supply the scalp with blood rut) ip tbe gidt ef the temples. The avergge serson wears a hat that hts tlgcily ever the temple. Th's ronstruelio-j ef the arteries and vama that supply , the irriUtioB ot the high seas, but I knew bis object as wed.' as mine was to save tho train, and I let er slide. A gang of long-haired Individ, uals rose up snd began firing Into the cab. We throe, the conductor, fireman," and myself, laid Mat on tho deck and th train thundered across the bridge. Th . firs had been started too lata to weaken the timbers, and wo got over safely, hut ' tha fusllade bad smashed all the car windows. I understood there wss considerable money on board, snd that, with the valuables carried bv the officers, would bave made a rich prlxe for ' the bandits. They hsd us timed pretty .well, but ifJrrtcd.tUaUWh-aSi p-iet tM'CWKasawnaoirtlMi'-ottta 'fcer teeth snd beat the schedule a halt hour. .- "When we reached St' Joseph Mrs-ter Mechanic H. A. Rowley earns to the cab snd congratulated me for what be was good enough to call my courage, snd said I was Just the kind of man he wanted on the engine. But that exper- lence settled It with me. tt may so seem much In the telling of It, but It was one of those things that a man who was there couldn't forget It was s leap -In the dark and against orders. 1 lived the sensation of Instant death a hundred , 1 Mines In the few ecnmls w-wer..oross,'.;. Ing that bridge. I made up my mind I would ga to farming. join the army or follow some other quiet cslllng." . . Captain Mcintosh waa born In Knox , County, Ky- June . 1M0. He Is now lathe mall service at Macon, Be This descriptions. Golf, of course, takes the lead, and there are excellent links at all the larger reaorts. Tradition adds to the heritage of nature. Here are blstorio battlefields. These mountainert, over a hundred years ago, crushed the army of I .old (,'iu nwallla at the battle of King s Mountain. In these Carolina! were the closing scenes of the Civil war. The traveler can visit Uookout Mountain where two American armies fought "Hie battle In the clouds." i Then down to the sea. Dotted on the -ocean aide are the most famous resorts in this country, There Is Old Point Com- forti-wHern- gather the Beauty ot in South, where Virginia girls .and Old tJin'A'-magtiBiaika ahasartous cem ; o! h,(, niitinB- tw-ine mutn mtetit on singm icsseilness. What with the music and the diMicuigJ the --lull oMhe breakers on the sands, and the delights .of summer life at the seashore, ono most be dull Indeed to escape tbe Infectious gaiety. Or to leave the crowd, to resign the flash and glitter of the social carnival, unci to seeK some quiet place on the shore; where one -'can be alone with start and the ocean, there to commune In silence with nature, to measure oneself uguinst the poetry of the universe this, mrlid. is no lass helpful. So to tho mountains or the sea we shall go back in tha heat of the summertime, and draw new sustenance from the great forces that were In the beginning, snd will still make for the goodness of living long after you and I nave been lost In the count of human affairs. "Ah! the Vanderbllt cocktail!" said the Irrepressible Senator Depew, when the glass of milk was first pressed upon him. The name has stuck. The product of Mr. Vanderbllt's dairy Is usually called the Vanderbllt cocktail. It Is about the finest kind of cocktail that ever was. The milk for local consumption Is bottled by machinery within -three minutes of th time It comes from the cow.". A miniature trolley transports it to the cooling room about a hundred yards swsy, where It Is placed In vata from which It trickles In .thin sheets over Ice. cold metal colls. At the tame time It It fanned by air which ts pumped from Mr. Vanderbllt's private mountain tnllrs away to make sure thst lt is free from dust germs. . i-i Mr. Vanderbllt's herd Is mtde up exclusively of Jerseys, and the cheapest -one among I hem ceat MOO. From that the prices isAgs up to ll.SftQ. Once a month the rows are given the tuberculosis tost. A physician who Is t chemist carefully inspects the milk and oversees the bottling, so that Its absolute purity -is guaranteed. f Twice a day high speed ' automobiles carry milk te Asheville. where It Is peddled to customers Just is If It cama from a somninn dairy. The FoulhSffT Rn'lway: of Which Ft. Louis it the western terminus, and which Is the only railroad penetrating the "Lund of the Sky, ' maintains a depot at Blltmore, the Vanderbllt station, which is cosy enough to be the cottage home pf some prosperous workingman. The ar- chltecture of this pretty little depot Is In harmony with tho general characteristics of Blltmore house and ground and Is one of the beauty spots-of th country. While Mr. Vanderbllt Is more Inlet est ed In hla dairy lie keeps a close supervision over - ths-whte-estate.- He know" alt about everything. He seems to spend most of his time on the back of a small, finely paced black mare, and there la always a couple of big mastiffs following at her hoela. These dogs and Mr. Vanderbllt are Inseparable companions. Whether he rides to Asheville to look upon his milk wagons or to transact Some business, or to Mount Plegah, which he bought because he liked th view, the dogs are nlwajys with him. , rte never meets one or nis employes. no matter how humble, without touching his hat. He never jokes or smas-a. to show the least gayety. Like most of the Vanderbllts he Is dark and tallow and his " face s rather careworn, as if he bad known worries all hla life. .-.'', One of his employes who hat worked -for the rich man for seven years aay that he never saw him laugh but once, and that waa when he was plsylng hide and seek with the little daughter of R. Hunt, the architect who designed bleed, and - these blood vessel, cut oft In part the circulation of the blood of the scalp. This makes the hair anhealthy and Inclined to drop out. Baldheadednes comes on' prematurely. But In case of the long headed person w ar describing no hat could be found that would III tightly acrost the temple. It was no wisdom cf his that preserved his hair, but merely the accidental shape of his head.- Me hat always been obliged to wear hat that touched the forehead and back ot the head, but did not town -the sides of the head. This left the , circulation of !h blood free to Ore scalp. ... Hence the bristling, rugged, healths mop of hair on his he J, Each h!r stay In It place with the tenacity ef a . pice Mump. A pound weight would net V sufficient to puli cut a ststgl t hir.i-v, 1 now. If there ts soy lesson to ot learned from all this, if I simply t aveta Wearing sny thlsg on the head thai presses th temple. This Is probub'r tha reason that women have a better growth of hair, tt Is rare Indeed to see a bald-headed woman. It ts vary common to sc a bsMtkeedsd man. Wotses t hat ar warn as enameeita ratiier than for preteetlM. Thty rarely touch the heed t alt Men wear ,hst lightly taapi . bout the heed. Interfering srtrh the etrs golauon fit. taattaJD. Ttta ar wtr tSv Urn" 1hA -t. , -y.'av.c-- v ',', LV ' - '' '. V

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