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Schuyler County chronicle. (Watkins, N.Y.) 1908-1919, February 20, 1913, Image 3

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~—SCHUYiLER. TC:‘éOAUNCI.:‘Y: FEBRUARY 20.1913. ‘ smile of co1one1%Go>etha1s. Buildér oi FA's;nmb A'uTHb7Rs.\“ thf anagma Canal; Campbell Took n Twolvc Milo Tramp to Change a Comma. it l3 surprising how punctiiious some authors have been with respect even to the smallest detail of’ their menu- scripts: Dickens was a_ perfect terror and would make enough fuss over an error of punctuation to drive a poor “éolnp\ out of his wits ‘ Tennyson, too. was most particular that not a comma should be omitted or misplaced. While his revisi,ons« were never Perhaps the greatest terror o.f the compositor was Thomas Carlyle. ton he would cover every square inch of v:1cnnt.space. both in the margin and between the lines. with minute additions and evnendations. and not once, but :1 dozen times. ' Victor Hugo was equally diiiicuit to please nnd sntisi‘_v. OI’ one of his fa- mous works he made the printers sup- ply no l'ewer than eleven successive re- vised proofs. and the last half dozen were furnished in order to make quite sure that the commas were in their rigrht places But perhaps ’I‘_homn:~: Czunpbeil, the famous poet who wrote such stirring masterpieces as \Hohonlimien.” “The Battle of the Baltic\ and “Ye Mariners oi’ I«]nglnnd.\ takes the cnkc in this re- spect.’ 'FI\(é”WVi1'S' f:rs to :1‘ deixreer; which fact probably accounts for the small quantity nnd perfect quality of his litcrzlry output. it is said that he once walked six miles to his printers and six miles hack in order to have a; comma clianged into :1 semicolon. But an equally careful and fastidious‘ literary\ n'*orkma’n owed a great im- provement in the opening line oi’ his most famous poem to a printer. This- was Thomas Gray. whose “Elegy Written In a Country Churchyard” is probably the best known poem in the English lnn,<zung.e. its first line reads. “The curfew tolls the knell of parting day.\ but when Gray sent it to the press his manuscript ‘read. “The cur- few tolls, the knell of parting day.\ The thoughtful cotnhositor did not un- derstand the word “tolls\ as an in- transitive verb. so dropped the comma. thinking the \poet had [fut it in by mis- take. and when Gray read the line his §é.” ear out once caught its new. sustained melody. and he adopted the compositor's correction. . Perilous Callings Where Life is Always In Danger. HOW MEN LOSE THEIR NERVE Suddoh Peril Often cduaol Them ft‘? “Drop Their Coats,\ and Then Their Courége Never Returne—A Loss of Heart and a Race For Life. Human nature becomes ~cnl1ous to the daily association with peril. But now and then something tears away the callous spot and leaves the raw. naked nerve exposed. Structural steelworkers run. many chances ‘of losing their neqve—“drop- ping their goats.\ they call it. Only the other day one of them who had never known fear was standing on the outer edge of a lofty steel framework and chunced’to look down into the street. He saw :1 trolley can run over a uewsboy. instantly his mind was swamped. with thoughts of death. He stretched himself the beam and crawled to an island of planking. When 11 man once does that on top of :1 skys<:r:1pe1' he has his high work. 9 . . R. “ ‘ 4/3\'.5cLf««T'wv¢1Zl. /3\; o /6” /.r.v—.- zzwa, 17- _/,2. :.7m.»««J» 19- SM?“ ‘“ 10-\ 4 I‘ 146 d ‘ AF“ 2_?/- MQ;;;Tlg62- ..2.c.-1£.u-46.»?-.; 3 , SChuy1erCounty Co I and \They never come back.\ said an old foreman. “it's a pity, too. for they can never get a quarter the pay at an- other‘ job tha't‘th‘ey\d1'd*a17ti1is‘ ‘before they looked‘ down and saw death.\ Much of the world's work ls'done by men who have to keep their nerve in the face_oi‘ peril. Sometimes 11 man will not go to pieces until after a long run of danger. Primarily the cause may be fatigue or bad Hirer or bad nerves. but when it is all over ‘be de- cides he has had enough and seeks an- other vocation. In the places Where high explosives are manufactured the mein anje subject- éd\tD\8\l!011St!Il1t!I€l’VOuS stra1n._ They get used to it, like everything else, but when an‘ accident comes there is s'iii\e”17Fb®’”§UIrr¢.r‘o1Ie~trmong>the '8l}l‘- vivors who drops out or the ranks of the workers. §EB Ame ’i>‘{&\7{;§5cx?.Ei$£L OLONEL GEORGE §_QE'1‘HALS took charge of the Panama canal as_chie1' engineer ‘and cEaTF1E of the'fsTFrEIan canal . commission six years ago. He has been responsible for the excavation . . of more earth than any one man 1n the world The colonel was born In Brooklynon June 29. 1858. He was appointed chief engineer of the Panama canal Feb. 26. 1901, assuming charge the following AprlL Year, $1.00 Read;‘the Terms Set Forth In :1 plant where more dynamite. nitroglycerin. guncotton and other pentup destruction are made than any- where else in the world nearly a thou- sand lives depend more or less on a thermometer. _ INOPPORTUNE DEATHS. Below‘ and Exténd Your A Panama Emergency Dam Men Who Might Have Changed His- tory Had They Been Spared. in one step in the manufacture of nin'oglyeerin~it—is~4L41niver.ing, snllen in a big caldron brilliantly lighted by electricity. Glycerin is continually sprayed on the tons of heated acids within. As it mixes the glycerin seizes the available nitrogen from the acids. and the mass becomes nitro- glycerin. Round the caldron a man moves swiftly. noiselessly. dividing his attention between the contents and a thermometer that ‘extends down into the hot acids. The temperature of the mass must not rise above 80 degrees. Glycerin’ has many vagaries that have been never been explained. it. through one of them. the temperature rises toward the danger point the first thing the man on Watch does is to .send more cool \solution through the pipes that coil snake\i'ise round the giant caldron. if the mercury in the tube continues to rise he shuts oil’ the in ol’ glycerin. if this does not hate the desired eifeet he turns on compt'essed air. so as to throw the mass into violent, agitation. It’ this fails he has only one more card to play. He opens a valve and empties the charge into the “drowning tank.\ Then he makes a dash for safety. Only a few men who ha re ever been immediately exposed to explosions have lived to tell about them after- ward. Those who have escaped and have continued in their hazardous em- ploymentwtre thereafter known only by their first names. There are only a few 01‘ these. a 0 er surv -- \ Julius Caesar was assassinated when he had -alumst completed the task of consolidating: the administration and dominion of the Roman empire. and his death opened the way to that des- potism und corruption which ultimate- ly undid his work. Subscription. - A S;chuey~1e1=~e(—}eu11~ty—M~ap4en~a;siea;1e of nearly an inch to the mile, has been issued for the Chronicle by a. Phi1a,de..I- p publishing e i -’ . Elemy of .\‘:1-varre was killed when he had nlmust healed the dltferences bc-tween (/‘utlmliv and ' Protestant which suhsequenl.l,v rent not only Frsma.-e. but Europe. and William the Silent alsu fell when he was on the point of uniting the Netherland prov- inc-9S into an compact hurrler against the em-rn:u'hments of Spain. In English history Lord Clive died at the mument wlxen he was the one man who could bnve saved the Ameri- can colonies nnd kept the Anglo-Saxon mounted on asheete of Á \ 23. by 29 inches in size, with brass bindings, and is available for desk use or hanging on the wall. This Map [E race united. But there is the («use of Mirnbenu. He was literally the one man in France who could have averted the horrors of the revolution. saved and reformed the monarchy and so spared Europe the murderous career of Napoleon and all the devastation it brought. If he had lived ten or even years longer the history not ouly of France. but of Eu- rope and the svorlff. woultI’bm*elbé‘e_n dilferem. ‘A It ls. in fact. sufficient to any that he would have made both Robespierre and Napoleon impossible. -Strand lllagnzine. -A The Towns are shown in colors and are true to scale, while the bound- ships. are indicated, 3 facts of informa- tion with which very few\ are familiar. Photo by American Press Asspciation. Ell-S huge piece or steel work coat 3 whole lot more than the average man or woman can hope to possess in a lifetime, it was built for use on the Panama canal Yet even though it; does represent a neat tor- .tune the time. for its actual use may never come. It is an emergency dam and is located on the Panama cunai at Gatun. -A permanent dam in lo- cated at this place, where are also the three twin locks. Under o_rg_ig5g__ cir- cumstances‘ it anything should go wrong with the mechanism of the. locks the people in the lowlands would be at the mercy of the terrible force or_water held back bx the permanent dam and the locks. But with this emergency dam no one need worry._ for the experts declare that it can be swung Into the channel or the canal and block the now or water lvitlnn thirty seconds. A Grewsome Toy. War and bloodshed seem always to W 1793- The State Road Routes; _the“,rai1-. Wayst'«steam and electric, and every highway of the county; are outlined, together with the heights of land; the streams‘ and valleys, the shores of Seneca a.nd'th.e upland 1ake.1ets._ for instance; the German child was hu- mored with a toy guillotine for Christ- mas. and Goethe wrote to his mother at Frankfort asking: her to send om’.- of these little instruments for a boy friend. Mme. Goethe Was indignant’ \Dear son.\ she wrote. \I have only one de:-(Ire. and that is to give you pleasure. I will execute any command. but buy such an infamous machine of slnmxhror I will not in any circum- stances If I oould I would arrest the makers and burn such toys by the ex- ecutionex-.\ have sought other work where the risks are lesu. said one of them: \You can't trust the stuff any more than you could u nleeping cobra. l was at work one day uronud the mix- ing tank and things were going as usual when I suddenly noticed that the mercury in the thermometer was creep- ing up toward 80. Quick as n I saw that something had gone Wrong. and. one after another», 1 turned on the cold. shut on’ the glycerin and turned on the air. No one ever watched any- thing more anxiously than I did that thermometer. But the mercury kept on climblngz. ~'I‘hen I made a grab for the qulck opening valve so as to drown the stuff. One of the o of the company was in the room. I had yell- ed at him to run. But he stood there as cool as u cxmuxnlier. saying: that he didn’t think there was‘ much danger. As soon as I opened\ the valve to let the stuff oil’ I made (1 jump through the window. There were plenty of emergency‘ doors. but I didn't want to take an extra step. The boss went out by a door. The fraction of ‘:1 second that I saved by taking the window \probably added .21 good many years to my life. I landed on the ground and was. runnin w‘it.h all my might when I °Was' lifted onff my feet and hurled at least .1£10._.y.zml.s._L_s:s.oz1pod.szil;l3__t1 broken l_e;:. The boss. who hnd run in the opposite direction.. was picked up dead. ’l‘here was hardly a marl; on him. - Gatun Dam and Spillway The Military Tract, the Watkins and F1int~ Purchase, the Phelps and #(§ofi?ham‘L”’Purchase,% the Watson Patent, the Acorpo;1-ation bounds, the section numbers,. the m:ilVe \circles from the AA County ;Sea’t% é_pf ;j§%7§1tkinS,% are‘ all set f ' % . “1\1z1rz'iuge brings its awnkenlugs.\ “Yes.\ sighed the other lady. “I fe- member that I as a bride was thunder struck to find that my husband, after‘ :1 limited amount of going to pink teas and matinees, had to go back to work and support the pair of us.\-—Pitts- bu:-igh Post, — she Hadn't Thought of That. A Good Enough Reason. “I am s11rp1'i'sed. Ethel. that‘ you al- lowed that Ifandsome Italian count to. kiss you last evmxing.” ~ “Oh, I r‘eu-Ily couldrft help it\ “Why couldxft you?“ “Ber-ause I can't szpeak a word or Itali:1n.\—-St. Louis Post-Dispatch; % This New Map of .Schuy‘1er’ies ;givre:n to everyr-»»;sub.se»ri%be~re~of-—Elit&€11r0r1iic«Ie4 weithin the bounds of the county, w‘ho~ Will ‘pay. up arreea:rages% amide for‘ one year in ea.dVance.e%e It_ » cannot Wellfbee -sent bye b7u:t upon reeeeiapt of sub- scription money, will be given out at this o or delivered by 21 represent- ative of this paper. A ‘ i . 7 : AH Consum‘in_g. \He eagerly s\‘val‘10‘wed\ every word she bestowed on him. .he'- fed uno hé'r every »Iook.. he lived upon the smiles she gave mm.\ \That's what I can aim all consuming‘ passion!\-Judge. \The explosion started‘ in the drawn- ‘lng mnlz. The-stutf settled at the bot tom. where rlgita was i'mpos:~iIb}e What sort of a noise‘ did ‘It rnaiie? Like the roar of a dozen torna'does'and a scat-e of ‘cmshés of-thunder an carn- bined-. Pw» rived on a1 farm ever since. and when the F‘o.ur‘th' of July comes around I jump every time a cannon ! goes am no matter how rm- iwway it l’.~t.\*~T'h S. \Dayton in Ghktago Record—f_Be'ml'd. Photo by Alile Press «As’socIa.tl6n. ' «HE (mm ‘at the Gntun spilélway on the Panama, canal» Is said to be one ' ot‘ the‘ greatest‘ engineering feats or tjhe“presenjtj day. The ;remendo'.us' p sjtrength ‘or 1: may be readily, a—pprec1ated when it is known that it 1 , holds back the water or the arti Ggtun fake. w”n‘£chT ls eighty- ‘feet above; ‘sea level The amount or cement Iiged in the Gafun dam is said to he »éven\great’e than n that used. In the co of ‘the mdmmoth ir’rlg‘a- tion dam: in. the arid -parts or the United States. This dam 1:‘ or crescent shape» It gs iurmouxnted by thirteen \large mars md blgabutmants. There‘ aw fonrtc-Ci! -openings’. which may be opened or closed ‘independently or etch oiher--by ~valv.'o.gates ' - ~ . V Who Loses? Porter--Have you M|’os.t something; V sir? Sandy-,Aye.-u,ve. .but_it’s maethin“ .' -—only the thrmsnpnny bit 0' sllier '1': was :_x'_hout to give ye for-' carr3'ln' my hag.-.-London Opinion. . ' ’ It is Easy to hobrnve when you“kno‘v\t ‘ the enemy has only blank ‘cnxytridges. _

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