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POURING the year ending June 30, 1905, there were killed by the railroads of the United States 9,703 persons, while 86,008 were injured. During the year 1905, in Great Britain, but 1,099 persons were killed, and 6,459 persons injured. Of the American killed, 537 were passengers, and of the British, 39 were passengers. All but one of these 39 deaths were due to four collisions and derailments. Three hundred and fortyone American passengers were killed in the same class of accidents.
A most astonishing comparison is that
of the number of passengers carried for each one killed and injured. In America, during the fiscal year 1905, one passenger was killed for every 1,375,856 carried, and one injured out of every 70.655. In Great Britain the average for thirty-one years was one passenger killed for everv 34,464,892 carried, and one injured out of each 3,023,995. It would thus appear that it is about thirty times as dangerous to ride upon an American as a British train.
In spite of this enormous death-roll in America, however, a curious indifference is manifested by the public and by legislative bodies. In Great Britain there appears to be a determination on the part of both the law-making powers and the railways to make even smaller the already low percentage of accidents, and more stringent laws and regulations are every year being adopted and enforced.
One of the best reasons for the comparatively small number of accidents in Great Britain as compared with America, is the more solid construction of the British roadbeds, the tracks of the most unimportant branch lines, as well as the trunk lines, being well ballasted. There is also in Great Britain an almost uniform absence of grade crossings in cities, a thorough protection of highway crossings in the country, and a very general use of tunnels and bridges to reach the trains at railway stations.
The small nuruber of British passengers killed in 1905. was the largest, however, since 1889, though the number injured was far below the average for many years past. Fewer passengers were killed and more injured in 1905 than usual by the movement of trains, as distinguished from train accidents. It is asserted that practically all of these casualties were due to the carelessness of the passengers themselves rather than to any negligence on the part of the railway employes.
A collision or derailment occurred in Great Britain only once for each 2.014.689 train miles run, a gain of 34 per cent over 1904. This improvement is said to be due to the use of continuous brakes, and the growing care and circumspection exercised by railway employes.
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The giants of Terra del Fuego. the Ona Indians, are very stunted in intellect.
The transparent glass ruler, an innovation, is of great assistance to draftsmen in their work.
The railroads of this country are said to use 84,000,000 ties per annum.
Six or seven millions is estimated to be the number of rubber trees in the Malay States.
Tons of grasshoppers have been found imbedded in an ancient glacier of Montana.
According to a Japanese newspaper. 700 frogs were killed and 2,000 wounded in battle among themselves.
European military engineers are working on a form of automobile to drawartillery.
Rakers of Pompeii made their bread circular and flat, as appears from loaves found in the ruins.
The Japanese government holds a monopoly on match-making. The government controls the trade in the East.
Disks of iron, without teeth, turning with great velocity, are used for sawing metal.
The Government Bureau of Plant Industry finds that ground granite makes excellent fertilizer.
From Puv de Dome, an extinct volcano in France, carbonic acid is procured
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Mount Morgan, of Queensland. Australia, is practically a hill of gold-bearing mineral.
The twine trust may find a rival in the Malva Castella, a new Philippine fiber plant.
A graduated rod. which rises and falls with the bottom's variations, is now used to chart rivers.
A* Xew Yorker has invented a barrel which, when empty, may be taken apart. ^»
Germanv alone sends to London annually 20.0C0.0OO feathers of birds for millinery purposes.
Most of Spain's imported meat comes from Portugal: France and Morocco furnish the remainder.
The ice-fields of Greenland, ages old. are estimated to be a mile-and-a-half thick.
At Fushima. Japan, there is a goldlined well, affording abundant water supply to a garrisoned castle.
Lucknow, India, boasts the largest room in the world, without columns. It is built of concrete.
Engineers say Victoria Falls could supply enough power for all the needs of Rhodesia and the Transvaal.
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