Sporting Oxen and Buffaloes

1895 Scientific American  
Writing to Engineering (London) Mr. Clement E. Stretton severely criticises the English practice of de priving locomoti ve engineers of all shelter from the weather while engaged in the performance of their duties. He says: The recent collision at Binegar, which was caused by the driver and fireman trying to obtain shelter upon a bitterly cold night when running tender first, should be the means of obtaining far more protection for en the folly of this mode of procedure, and contented him-every
more » ... cent I had in a gold mine venture. In all the self with merely shaking and tossing his head. Then counties bordering on the bay, and in fact all along J.IJ. took up the attack, walking round and round the the coast, wild geese occupied the wide and open tree, shouting loudly and calling Mr. "Bisa" all kinds plains by the hundreds of thousands. I have seen more of names! After this some canes of the succulent suthan a thousand acres of these big fowl pasturing in a gar plant were introduced, and the poor beast, being solid block, and that many cattle feeding couldn't in a very low condition, soon learned to take them out have cleared the grass away as completely as those of hi» master's hand, though showing some shyness at geese did. I heard that the killing of these geese for first. In course of time he would allow himself to be market had grown to be a great industry, and that patted, and eventually became so tame and fond of his some lllen were getting rich at it. Ranchers were also gine drivers than they at present have. Unfortu nately several locomotive engineers appear to still hold the old opinion that "to provide a comfortable ca b would render the men careless," and also add to
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican05251895-329 fatcat:gm7urlpxbjeglduq74sj2rkf5y