Archive for May 7th, 2010

Mashed to a Mummy

May 7, 2010

Steam Driven Rolling Mill

Image from the  Youngstown Steel Heritage Foundation website. They have an interesting project going on, which is explained on the website and includes pictures.  Here is their mission statement:

The mission of the Tod Engine Foundation is to preserve the steelmaking heritage of the Youngstown steelmaking district, and to preserve the history and technology of large reciprocating engines in the steel industry.   Our major project is the construction of the Tod Engine Heritage Park in Youngstown, where we have preserved the Tod Engine, a 260 ton rolling mill steam engine built in Youngstown.

Screaming Man Mummy

Mummy image from the article, The Mother of All Mysteries.

Horrible Death.

We learn by the Morgantown, (Pa.) Republican, that a young man by the name of James Weerman, by imprudently trying to jump from one side of a machine to the other, in Messrs. E.C. Ellicott & Co.’s Rolling Mill, on Cheat river, was caught between the rollers and drawn through in the twinkling of an eye, and thus was mashed to a mummy — the result of sheer carelessness on his part.

The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) May 3, 1841

OPINION: The description of  “mashed like a mummy” seems odd, since mummies aren’t usually flat, but I guess they were trying to stretch a very short news item by adding all the figurative language. Sort of like how I have managed to take this very short news article and stretch it out even further! haha!

Stubborn Facts for Farmers

May 7, 2010

From the Farmers’ Cabinet.


‘Facts are stubborn things.’

1. A poor farmer will be a poor man.

2. A large manure heap makes a full granary.

3. Intelligence to plan, industry to execute, and economy to preserve — prosperity follows.

4. Ignorance, idleness and waste are followed close in the rear by distress, poverty and want.

5. The interest and happiness of the owner of all domestic animals are prompted by kind treatment, full feeding and cleanliness. Try it.

6. Poor tillage, poor crops.

7. To raise an abundance of grass is the foundation of all good husbandry, and should be the first and last effort of every person who desires to be a successful and prosperous farmer.

8. Plants derive their nutriment from the soil, and every crop removed takes away part of its productive power, which an honest farmer will take pleasure and derive profit from restoring as soon as possible.

9. Those who trespass on the kindly disposition of the soil to produce crops, without making adequate returns to it, are very soon brought to judgment.

10. A wise man will spread neither manure nor his labor over more ground than will enable him to attain a maximum result.

11. Postponing doing right, is doing wrong.

12. A well cultivated garden is the most profitable part of a farmer’s domain.

The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) May 10, 1841