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TEE -PITTSBUKGr DISPATCH, SUNDAY, AU&TJST 11,"' 1889.
BENEATH THE ff AYES
How the Professional Divers nrsue
Their Precarious Calling.
A DUEL AT THE BOTTOM OP THE BEA
The Terriile Figlit of a DiTer Witi a Man
DOW IT FUELS TO BE IN A HIYISQ SUIT
1W KITTEN FOB TBZ DIErATCIt.1
.UUS 1 1 w mw wa
satisfied or con-
' lented." "When man
was created be waa
given the cratii to aweii
upon. Had the Creator in
tended the genus homo to
float through the air or dire
beneath the waters he would
certainly have provided him,
as in the case of birds and
' fish, with the necessary at-
- tributes for doing so. There
is nothing quite so attractive to us as the
forbidden or impossible. A wish difficult
of gratification or a prize apparently beyond
our reach seems to possess an added attrac
tiveness. That which we gain without
trouble we soon cease to appreciate.
It is on this account, possibly, that the
diver's art possesses so great a charm for its
devotees as well as the world at large.
The sensation of a wait at the bottom of
the sea is one never to be forgotten there is
something so weird, so supernatural in this
defiance of the laws of' nature that one's
mind is filled with a sort of pleasurable
dread that his temerity will speedily be pun
ished in some hitherto unheard of manner;
strange to say the expectation is not at all
unpleasant. One of my earliest friends was
Captain George "W. Townsend, of Boston,
the veteran diver and submarine architect,
and some of the happiest of my boyhood
days were passed in his office listening to his
stories of adventure beneath .the waves. A
short time ago, when at home on a visit, I
renewed our old friendship, and was invited
to accompanv him to the Government's
works at Fort "Warren, Boston harbor, of
width he had charge.
GETTING I5T0 THE SUIT.
After an hour's sail we anchored above
the works and the suits and apparatus were
gotten ready for the divers. With a twinkle
in his eye the Captain delivered me to the
tender mercies of a half amphibious mon
ster known as 'Jim," who I believe to
this day would have been an honor to the
Spanish inquisition. After ordering me
to undress he produced a heavy suit of flan
nels which I donned, then the diving suit
was put on. It if made of sheet rubber pro
tected on both sides with heavy tanned can
vas, and is built more for strength than
beauty. The suit is divided into three parts:
the upper is the helmet, the intermediate
the breast-date, and the lower portion the
dress. The helmet is made of cop
per and fitted with three plate glass
Ready to Descend,
windows, strong enough to with
stand the pressure of the water, and
blso protected with guards the front piece
may be unscrewed, to that the diver coming
up to rest may do so without removing the
rest of the suit. The inlet valve through
which the air is pumped is fixed in the back
of the helmet and is a most delicate piece of
mechanism. Should any accident hap
pen to the air hose or the force pumps, the
valve instantly closes, inclosing air enough
to support the diver until he can be drawn
to the surface and the helmet removed.
Having got me inside the dress, James
sow fastened the collar, plaoed the life line
about my waist and tied on a pair of stout
leather shoes with leaden soles weighing
about 20 pounds.
I then walked, or rather "shuffled," to a
ladder descending into the water, where the
front and back weights were adjusted, which
weigh about 40 pounds apiece. At this
period I had about come to the conclusion
that the captain must have had some old
time grudge against me and 'proposed to
A TERRIBLE KEVENOE,
sow that he had me in his power. I was
then asked if I was ready. Knowinc no
particular reason to the contrary, I answered
that I was, and the final instructions were
given. "Keep your nerves steady, don't
ret flurried. If vou feel sick to the
stomach orbleed at the. nose or ears, pull,
iuc me iiuc auu we wm naui you up at
once if you feel all right stay down as long
as you wish." The helmet was then pulled
0 verm v head and fastened,and a moment alter
1 felt myself being slowly lowered. The
instant tbe water closed over me it seemed
w if the head had been inclosed in a con
tractable helmet filled with razor-like spikes,
which seemed to penetrate tho head in all
directions, causing an intense and indescrib
able pain. Tighter and tighter it seemed to
grow and the spikes appeared about to meet
in my head. As I was upon the point of
unconsciousness there came a sndden shock,
as if some one had struck the helmet a sharp
blow with a sledge hammer. Instantly the
pain vanished and was succeeded by a
strange feeling of numbness, as one feels
when dozing. Slowly this passed awav and
much relieved I attempted to rise to a
standing position. This proved somewhat
difficult of accomplishment ily feet, de
spite the weight of the lead soled shoes
seemed determined to float upward
while it appeared as if some giant
power had fastened itself upon my
neck and was attempting to push
my head into the sand at the bottom of
the river. After several ineffectual at
tempts, however, I finally succeeded in as
suming an erect position, and clumsily
Etumbled around the works. Walking
under the water is very slow work. The'
head and body feel very light, as if one was
floating in mid-air, but at the same time the
Density of thewater causes a feeling of con
stant contraction, as if the body was being
slowly squeezed in a vise. The surging of
the air through the helmet now became al
most unbearable; it appeared to enter at
one ear, pass completely through the head
nud exit on the opposite side. A feeling of
nausea now assailed me, and, considering
that I had accumulated about all the
knowledge of diving that I desired, I pulled
the signal line and was drawn to the sur
face. The crowd gathered around expect
ing to Bee me weaken, but they were disap
pointed. I assumed a cheerfulness I Was
far from feeling, expressed delight at my
experience, bnt declined a pressing invita
tion to descend again.
A DANGEKOUS PEOFESSION.
During the return trip the Captain con
versed quite freely and related several of
his experiences. "People know very little
about our profession," he said. "In order
to become a successful diver, a man has got
to be in some respects a model being. In
the first place he must possess undonbted
courage, cool calculation, great presence of
mind, and be tree from nervousness or the
the vices of dissipation. It may safely be
said that a man takes his life in his hand
every time he makes a descent. There are no
many weeidents that mav happen. You
must relaember the terriBle pressure the
water exerts; at the depth of 100 feet the
pressure is 62 pound to the squire inch.
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The greatest diving feat I recall was per
formed by an English diver, named Hooper.
He descended to a depth of 201 feet and re
mained under water for 42 minutesv Speak
ing of presence of mind reminds me of what
I call my first deep sea experience. It was
off the coast of Newfoundland. An
English steamer had foundered with
all on board, the wife and
infant daughter of a young merchant of
Halifax had been lost and he was very
anxious to regain the bodies. I was sent for
and descended to the wreck. I fonnd the
bodies without difficulty, as they had been
lashed to the combing of the hatchway. X
fastened a rope around them and was about
to give the signal to hoist, when a mdhstrous
shark darted toward me, as he turned upon
his side to strike I threw myself back ward
and he passed me by less than a foot, as he
turned again I saw that the bodies had at
tracted his attention, for he started straight
for them, "With the instinct of self-preservation
I grasped the life line intending to
signal a "quick hoist" but the next in
stant I thought of my own wife and little
one; of that bereaved husband waiting so
sadly on the shore, of his grief when I
should tell him that the bodies of his loved
ones had been sacrificed to this
MONSTER OP THE DEEP,
and I determined to at least make an at
tempt to save them. I drew my knife, a
Fighting With a Shark.
huge affair fully twelve inches long and two
inches wide, and as the fish turned on his
side I threw myself forward and drove the
blade to the hilt in his stomach He stopped
short and turning, darted away about 100
yards then turned again and came at me
with marvelous 'swiftness. Before I could
move he was upon me: I saw his huee
mouth open with its horrible double rows of
saw-like teeth and I gave myself up for lost.
How he ever missed me, I don't Snow; I
almost felt the vicious snap of his jaws as he
passed.: Acting under an uncontrollable im
pulse I sprang forward, threw mv left arm
across his back, and with the right drove
tbe knife again and again in his white
stomach, up and down, backwaid and for
ward the huge creature darted; open-
ing and closing, his jaws and lashing
the water furiously in his attempts to
shake me off, and even in that moment of
supreme peril I felt the cold drops of per
spiration stand out on my forehead as I
thought of the possibility of the air pipe
parting. Slowly my strength gave out, my
finges lost their grip on the monster's side
and I fell in a heap at the bottom, the fish
dartedupward a few feet, then stopped,and,
after & short struggle, turned over on his
side and slowly sank. The battle was over,
and man had again triumphed. I rapidly sig
naled to hoist the bodies, and immediately
followed them. As you may imagine it was
sometime before I recovered from that trip.
It is very rare, however, that a shark will '
attacs a diver. Jflsn, 1 nave noticed, are
much like animals, does in particular. If
a man shows an inclination to run he will
generally be attacked, but if he boldly ad
vances toward them they will turn and dart
A DUEL UNDER THE SEA,
One of the best divers ever met was old
Captain Compton, who was murdered at the
bottom of the sea. We were working at the
time on the wreck of an East Indiaman, in
the Atlantic side of Cape Cod, the penin
sula of Massachusetts. Among our crew
was a huge Maytian negro Known as .Nig
ger Jack," who iad for some reason taken a
violent dislike to Compton. He never lost
an opportunity of picking a quarrel. Time
and aeain they had tried to settle the matter
with fists, the negro invariably getting the
worst of the conflict. On the occasion I
mention Compton, Jack and another diver,
were sent down together. After working a
short time tbe negro suddenly drew his
knife, and, springing at Compton, made a
vicious lunge at his right side, hoping to
cut through the canvas coat and dispose of
him. The old captain was too quick for
him, however. He caught the assassin's
arm and threw him off, at the
same time drawing his own weapon.
Then began a battle for life beneath the
waves. The captain glanced into the blaz
ing eyes glaring at him from behind the
negro's helmet and knew that the life of one
or the other would soon pay the penalty of
the feud. Again and ngain the negro sprang
at Compton only to find his blows parried
around they circled, jumping here and
there, and we above grew alarmed at the
strain on the air pipes and life lines, until
suddenly a rnsh of water into Coniptoa's
A. Submarine Duel.
pump told us that his pipe had parted;
quickly I sprang to the hoisting ropes in
tending to raise him before the air in tbe
helmet should give out, but to my horror
they were slack, showing that they, too, had
parted. At this instant came tbe "quick
hoist" signal on the line of the ntht-r hit
diver, and wild with fear, we grasped the
ropes and soon had him in the boat. Quick
ly we removed his helmet and plied him
with questions. For a moment he could nof
Fpeak, the he gasped, "Compton's dead, the
nigger killed him, he cut the pipe and
lines," and fainted, the shock of the sub
marine murderhad been too great for even
this strong man. ,
SECDMSO THE MUEDEEEE.
We tested the negro's lines they were
still taut, and arming ourselves with clubs
we hoisted the murderer to the boat he
offered no opposition as we removed the suit
and securely bound him. I instantly
dressed and descended after Compton's
body, the water around him was tinged with
blood and as I bent over him I noticed, with
horror that the front of his jacket had
actually been cut to pieces, no less than a
dozen wounds being alterward found upon
his body. The negro was tried and con
victed but committed suicide by choking
himself with tbe sleeve of nis shirt,
I have recovered a great many bodies
under many peculiar circumstances, but the
saddest sight I ever remember was when
called upon to recover the bodies of a party
of little children who were drowned in Lake
Michigan while on a pleasure trip. I found
them generally in pairs, locced in each
other's arms, and with the most pathetic
and appealing expression on their faces. I
was an old-timer even then, but I tell you I
hated to touch them. These are some of the
unpleasant features of our business. Of
course, there are some fascinating ones also.
but take it all in all, it is a dangerous
method of making a living, and a diver's
life is not to be envied." Mo
All the latest designs in solid silver and
silver plated ware, Rogers knives, forks
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EVERT DAY SCIENCE.
Grand Scientific- Crusade' Projected
Against the Mosquito.
TRANSMISSION OP BACTErA.
An Indian Plant Which Gives an Electric
SCIENTIFIC AND INDUBTEIAL NOTES.
Beaders of 'The Dispatch who desire
information on subjects relating to indus
trial development and progress in mechani
cal, civil and electrical engineering and the
sciences can have their queries answered
through this column.
Let the mosquito beware, for the enemy is
on his track. Dr. Robert H. Lamborn, in
describing the results of investigations made
on the subject, states that the larvae of the
dragon fly swallow undeveloped mosquitoes
in large numbers, and from this he deduces
the theory that whole tribes of noxious in
sects may be exterminated by the artificial
multiplication of their innoxious enemies.
With the idea of encouraging inquiry and
investigation on the subject, he has placed
in the hands of the President oi the Ameri
can Museum of Natural History, Morris K.
Jesup, New York, $200, to be paid in three
prizes of 5150, $30 and 20 for the three best
essays based on original observations and
experiments on the destruction of mos
quitoes ana flies by insects. The follow
ing suggestions are made as to the
direction in which the investigation should
be carried and the essay formulated: (1).
Observations and experiments on various
insects that destroy mosquitoes and house
flies, stating he method of and capacity of
destruction; (2) observations and experi
ments to determine the best dragon flies to
be artificially multiplied for the two above
named objects probably species of Aeschna,
Libellula, or Diplax; (3) give detailed state
ments of the habits and life history of the
species chosenbased on original and care
ful experiments and observations; (4) sug
gest a plan for breeding the insects in large
numbers, with a sketch of apparatus and
estimated cost of producing them per thous
and; (5) formulate a plan for using the in
sects in the larva, pupa or perfect state for
the destruction of mosquitoes and flies, (a) in
houses, (b) in cities, (c) in neighborhoods.
Seal Electric Plant.
M. Fulbert-Drumenton, in the course of an
interesting article on electricity, in tbe ani
mal and vegetable world,:tfs in LalTature:
"The electric world also possesses its electri
cal species. Has there not been discovered
in the forests of India a strange plant
which possesses to a very high degree as
tonishing magnetio powers? It has been
badly named the Philotacea Electrica, The
hand which breaks a leaf from this plant
receives immediately a shock equal tp that
which is produced by an induction coil.
At a distance of six yards a magnetic needle
is affected by it, and will be deranged if
brought near. The energy of this singular
influence varies with the hour of the day.
All-powerful about 2 o'clock in the after
noon, it is absolutely annulled during the
night. At times of storm its intensity aug
ments to striking proportions. During
rain the plant seems to succumb, and bends
its head during a thunder shower:
It remains there without force or
virtue, even if one should shelter
it with an umbrella. No shock is
felt at that time in breaking tbe leaves, and
the needle is unaffected beside It. One never
by any chance sees a bird or insect alight on
tne electric plant; an instinct seems to warn
them they will find certain death there. It
is also important to remark: that where it
grows none of the magnetio metals are
found; neither iron nor cobalt nor nickel,
an undeniable proof that the electrio force
belongs exclusively to the planj.
Gastronomy In Relation to Health,
The time of eating is a matter of no small
consequence. This is, to some extent, sub
ject to individual convenience; but we may
take it that, as a general rule, not less than
five hours should separate one meal from
another. The short interval of rest usual
after meals, will commend itselt as being in
strict accordance with physiological necessi
ties. The quantity and quality of food
taken also require careful attention and
these again, must be regulated by reference
to the work to be done by a given person.
Some difference of opinion has always ex
isted as to the proper daily allowance of
meal. We all probably do justice to the
digestive powers of most persons, however,
hy advising that only one substantial meat
meal be taken daily. More than this would
tend, if continued, to overload the tissues'
with digested products, and less would
hardly suffice for full nutrition. Drink, if
alcoholic, should be sparingly taken, or not
used at all. Cookery has in these days,
been elaborated almost to excess. Variety
and delicacy are carried to an extreme, and
we should probably gain rather than lose if
plainness combined with care were adopted
as our rule of practice in such matters.
Luminous Fonntnlni at the Pa rU Exposition.
For a long time the illumination of cas
cades by the electrio light has proved a
never-failing source of pleasure to the pub
lic; the lighting np of the falls of Niagara
in this way is one of the most beautiful
spectacles that can well be imagined. Bnt
this method of illuminating falling water
has lost its novelty, and a new idea, which i
was put into practice a few years ago in
London, has taken its place, and is now
'adopted for the illumination of the
fountains at the Paris Exposition. This is
to imprison the luminous ray within the
liquid jet, and that sd perfectly that each
particle oi water Decomes, us
it were, incandescent, while the
whole stream is transformed into
a brilliant mass of molten gold or silver or
of any color that it may be desired to im
part. Before the eyes of 'the astonished
spectator the jets of water suddenly change
in the intensity of their light and color;
luminous in themselves, and sparkling like
a display of fireworks in the darkness, they
throw innumerable sparks in all directions,
but unlik'e a. display of fireworks which
lasts only for an instant, the effect can be
prolonged for any desired time. The varia
tions in the luminous intensity, as well as
in the power and heights of the jets com
bine to give a special charm to the effects
Transmission of Bacteria.
It is universally admitted that many in
fectious acents may be transported by the
air, but the extent of danger from' this
source has often been exaggerated. It is a
popular error to suppose that most of the
minute particles of dust in the air either are
or contain living organisms. The methods
for determining the number and kind of
bacteria and fungi in the air are now thor
oughly satisfactory, although by no means
perfect. These have shown that while the
number of living bacteria and funcri in the
atmosphere in and around human habita-'l
tions cannot be considered small, still
it is greatly 'inferior tp that ln the
ground or in most waters. Unlike
fungus spores, bacteria do not seem to
occur to any extent as single detached par
ticles, which would then necessarily be ex
tremely minutet but rathor in clumps or at-
lacnea u parncies oi ausi ot relatively
large size. As a resBlt, in a perfectly qniet
UfcLUUBpiicre,tiaese comparatively neavy par
t.vicay niucu vuuwaiu unckeria. rapialv Be
jcU, and are easily filtered oat by"painl
tic w wc gnjuau vv 'upou unaerjyiBg 01
MM au uuuugu pfHVtt MBWnctl lUQIl
cotton, wool or sand. Bain washes down a
large number of bacteria from the air. That
the air bacteria are derived from the ground
or objects upon It is shown by their total
absence, as a rule, from sea-air at a distance
from land, this distance naturally varying
with the strength and direction of the jijnd.
Proper Temperature of Room.
Much difference of sentiment exists as to
the proper temperature for rooms best pro
motive of the comforts oi the occupants,and
the ideas of different nations present curious
phases. Curtis tells us that the Chilians,
with a climate similar to that of Washing
ton think that fires in a house are unhealth
ful, and wear their heavy wraps indoors as
well as out, and although coal is cheap and
wood abundant, sit in their houses with
noses blue and teeth chattering, and at
fashionable gatherings women appear in
evening dress with the thermometer between
40 and CO. He also states that the mortality
from lung and throat affections is immense.
The Englishman, too, sits in his parlor with
a small grate and considers himself com
fortable with the thermometer in the fifties.
The proper temperature for every individual
is probably that at which he is most com
fortable, and this will vary with the physi
cal condition and the manner of dressing;
one who dresses very warmly needs but lit
tle for wraps and will be oppressed with a
temperature agreeable to one who makes
more difference between indoor and. outdoor
It is well-known Dlctomnus fr&xinella at
the close of a dry sunny day are surrounded
by a gas which is inflammable and will
ignite with a sudden flash of flame when a
lighted match is applied to them. Certain
plants, and very notably the Kutacese and
Labiatte, secrete various products such as
essential oils, resins,. gums, balsams, etc
When one of the glands containing the act
ive secretion was examined by a microscope
on a hot day it was empty, its contents hav
ing been drawn out by the heat through the
cells of the epidermis, or through the air
that terminates the gland. It must be
understood that the surrounding air has to
be pretty strongly impregnated with tbe gas
of the volatilized resin in order to take hre
when a lighted match is applied to it. This
experiment has also been carried out in
Prance by placing a pot plant of fraxinella
in bloom under a bell-glass, and leaving it
there for some time, when the air in the bell
glass was. found to be so highly charged
with the resinous gas that it ignited the
moment a lighted match was applied to it,
and, it mav be added, without doing the
slightest injury to the plant, r
Importing; Song Birds. -lw
A correspondent from Portland, Ore.,
states that an attempt has recently been
made to increase the somewhat limited
variety of native song birds in this country
by the importation oi several varieties of
German birds. Not long since the birds
arrived in the charge of a competent keeper,
and after being placed ou exhibition for a
tew days they were all turned loose to multi
ply and prosper. There were some 300 birds
in all, consisting mainly Of chaffinches, gold
finches, greenfinches, bullfinches, starlings,
nightingales, skylarks, German robins,
linnets, thrashes, grossbeaks and last, but
not least, several specimens of the singing
quail. It is understood that many of tnem
have been observed nesting, and It is very
likely that they will form a valuable addi
tion to our feathered family.
. SImi-XdUon Torpedo. N
The Sims-Edison torpedo is a spindle
shaped shell divided into compartments by
bulkheads, the forward compartments con
taining from 350 to 500 pounds of dynamite,
while the length of the electrio cable which
keeps it in touch, so to speak, with the
shore or vessel is as much as from 6,000 feet
to 11,000 feet. The electrio motor is said to
be a 40-horse power, and a speed of over 20
miles per hour has been obtained. When
the torpedo arrives at its destination it is
exploded by a manipulation of the switches
on shore or on shipboard.
Sail on Fait Steamships.
Captain P. Watkins, of the Inman line
steamship, City of Paris, says that fore and
aft canvas is of no assistance io a fast
steamer, not even for steadying purposes.
Instead of increasing the speed, he says that
the spars acd sails frequently retard them
as much as a mile an hour. Within a few
years he expects to note the absence ot both
canvas and spars from all ocean flyers.
Internal Scrofula Cared by iA-cu-pl-a.
You cansearch medical records" for a long
time before finding a more remarkable case
or more remarkable cure than that of Mrs.
John Smertz, of Pierpont, O. -For 22 years
she had suffered terribly with stomach
trouble. Then chronic diarrhea set in.
Then a fibrous tumor developed. Then a
cancer broke out on her face. Her physician
reniovea ine tumor, out no physician or
medicine could euro the scrofula which
broke out in various blood diseases all
through her body. A copy of Dr. Hart
man's "Ills ofLife" led her to try La-cn-pi-a.
the great blood remedy. Before she bad
taken one bottle, she says, she began to feel
like -a new creature, and in a remarkably
short time her stomach trouble, her diar
rhea and her cancers had all disappeared.
She declares that Lacupia is the "greatest
medicine in the world." $1 a bottle, ' "Ills
ofLife" sent free to any address by the
Peruna Medicine Co., Columbus, O.
,A Pleasant Combination.
Tbe Queen has been rather troubled with
rheumatism and msomuia again lately. Her
Majesty has been ordered to take scarcely
anything beside whisky and Apollinaris, as
it is found that that pleasant and whole
some combination is most beneficial toher.
The black crutch walking stick has been
painfully in evidence since the Queen's re
turn from the North, but except for this Her
Majesty's health is as good as it usually is
in the summer. Lady's Pictorial, London,
l iujr v, low.
To Forks Bejont To Alletfiear Hills.
This was the name given to Pittsburg by
King James in 1609. The first house was
made of bark, situated at the corner of Cecil
alley and Liberty street. This historic old
place is modestly called the "Half On.
tury" Liquor House, where only the Prince
Regent and Windsor Castle brands can be
purchased. All the other prominent brands
of liquors, wines, brandies, etc, non-alcoholic
and cider. At 523 Liberty street, foot
of Fifth avenue.
Vt-n Connection for Bedford Springs via
. Pennsylvania Railroad.
cor the benefit of visitors to Bedford
Springs, the Pennsylvania Bailroad Com
pany announces that the Mail Express,
leaving x-uuourg at r. ra., will connect
through to ueaiord on wees: days, reaching
that point at an early hour in the evening.
This arrangement greatly improves the
service to this very popular resort, as resi
dents of towns along the line of the road
can leave home after dinner and
Bedford for supper. ,
Coleman's Flag" Brand, G. W. 8. Flag
Brand, ZInfandfl Claret, by the case or
bottle. J G. W. Schmidt,
95 ilnd 97 Fifth avenue, city.
Cabinet phoos, 89c per doz. Lies' Pop,
ular Gallery, lWand 12 Sixth st, mwesc
it 75c, 85c and 95o a vard:
the greatest raj
les offered at the price.
ilUGUS K HACKS.
Patr Vxtlce Hotnolnduatrx
By drinking Fiauenheim &Vilsack's Pitts
burg beer. It is a healthful and invigorat
bfe bererage. Telephone 1186.
Closing out all summer goods below cost.
jr. tscHOENTHAL, 612 .Penn nve.
Stewart & Co., 90 Federal st, Allegheny,
um-wrst aiuim. a Gurnet pnoiaa.
'11. J i. -. A
CLARA BELLE'S CHAT.
How Actresses Are Annoyed hy
Stage Door Stormers.
THE CHARMS OP STREET MUSIC.
Startling; Noises in the Morning at a Sea
, side Kesort. '
0UB ABLE-BODIED FEIEND, THE PORTEB
iconsESPoxpxxcx or the dispatch.!
EW YORK, August
10. A great deal is
said about the way
stage doors are storm
ed, and a great deal
of nonsense, too. Still,
quiet little actresses
who after the show
slip out of the back
entrances of the thea
ter intent upon reach
ing home as quickly
and as unnoticed as
possible, are often an-
jyp noyed neiore tney get
to their own doors. A pretty little actress
laughed over her mishap:
"Oh, yes," said she, "I get 'followed,' as
they call it, lots of times; "Usually the man
drops off about Fiftieth street I live away
uptown, you know. I never see them, and
I really believe when they give up the fol
low it's because I am so" pre-occupied and
absent-minded that they have no chance. I
alwavs look pre-occupied and absent
minded it is the best way. Only last week
I had a case of a different kind.
This young fellow boarded the street
car with me. It was really hard
not to meet his glance, he was so
ALEUT ,AND PEBSISTENT,
but I succeeded till about Sixty-third street.
By that time I knew he knew I knew he was
there. I determined to avoid the next stage
of the affair, for that would be when he knew
I knew he knew I Knew he was there. A
man is so likely to speak at that stage. As
it was, I kept my eyes gluedto the floor,
looked very severe and sat up straight. At
Seventy-second I got off, and he got off, too.
I was just the least bit frightened, but I was
more indignant than scared. He crossed,
walked ahead of me, recrossed, and came
back toward me. It seemed to be arranged
to intercept ma at my own front step. As I
fitted my key, I gave one glance of utter
rage and contempt at the fellow. He was
deliberately standing there to get it. He
took off his bat and said genially: "Well,
Nellie, you're the hardest girl to get a look
out of I ever saw."
I just sat down on tbe doorstep and almost
cried. He was only Bobby Guv, you know,
who traveled all last season with me, and
the dearest old fraufl in the world. I could
have killed him then, though. Think of
going to all that trouble for a joke."
THE CHASMS OT MUSIC.
"Music hath charms," in the direction
that the saying puts it. It also can do
more. I came toiling up Twenty-sixth
street toward Broadway on a hot day. My
feet dragged one after the other, and my
chin hung loose. The two fellows in front
of me were, wrecks, too, and didn't care
whether they sizzled down a crack in the
sidewalk right there'or later. Across the
wsy a nice little accordion-skirted girl
lagged languidly, her bang uncurled, and
letting little drops of perspiration trickle
from its, damp ends on to the little freckled
nose turned up to meet it The air quivered
with heat as it rose from the parched pave.
The eight yellow shoes smoked and looked
more tanned than ever. Broadway seemed
to get farther and further off The torrid
old Italian, grinding an organ at the cor
ner had the best time of us all, and tried
to make things worse for.us by grinding out
'Ureeniands icy Mountains.'
"I made up my mind to express myself,
and if the two fellows didn't do it first, kill
the heathen when I reached him. Of a
sudden his organ changed time to
"Johnnie, get yer gun, get ver gun. get jer gun,
Johnnie, get yer gun, get yer gun, gun, gun."
A CHANGE 07 STEP.
I don't know what I was doing swinging
my umbrella, I think, and whistling while
I cheerfully kept time with my heels. I
hadn't noticed that I was doing anything
till I observed the fellows in front of me.
They were swinging their umbrellas and
prancing alone to the "gun, gun, gun," and
the little accordion girl (variety, of course,
and a wonder I didn't notice it before) flip
napping and tripping tra-la with those tan
colored tootsies of hers, her chin up. the
blue bells on her hat bobbing, her elbows
The Indefatigable JPorter.
crooked, and her ankles turning the corners
of the accordion skirt till each stocking
seemed to have ten clocks up the side, and
everv trim muscle of her figure keeping time
to the gun, gun, gun! You would have
thought tbe lot of us had gotten into a gal
vania circuit. Yes, musio is moving.
I am stopping at a seashore resort near
this city, and It may be comforting to the
unfortunates who are compelled toTemain
at home in the heat of town life if I declare
if anybody sleeps at this house it Js because
hi or she is a good deal cleverer at that sort
of thing than lam.
There are two creatures here, a man and
a woman, possessing conventionally planned
feet and a mawkish sentimentality tor one
another, and they succeed in knocking
enough reverberating melody out of a
hollow wooden piazza to render sleep a
wholly unattainable condition in my high
priced room. And, do you know, I am on
the same floor with a man who snores. ' This
man who snores does not suffer from
insomnia, not during the night. He is
down at'the other end of the hallway from
me, but his snore isn't. The diaphanous
texture of the walls in this house makes
that snore so palpable that I keep feeling
over on the other side of the bed to see if
somebody hasn't crawled in alongside of
Sometimes I sleep for an hour or two, be
ginning before 2 in the morning. At abont
335 a clatter of dishes comes rattling into
my casual dreams, like a load of bricks
being dumped out of a cart. That is the
kitchen wakinir up with me. The heaviest
disbes in the world are used in this house.
As I lie awake trying to think of what
could be done to dishes in order to get so
much noise out of them, a porter, who
sounds as if he weighed a little more than
700 pounds, wakes a man up for an early
THE ABLE-BODIED POETEK.
This porter appears to beaf conscientious
employe. The passenger and the.boat shall
not fail to connect through any negligence
of his, and the creaking of miltresses all
along the line attests to the fabt that the
whole, hotel could get. that boat if it wished I
to. -After the sua who reeilytwuts the I
tTtfsiiU m 'L.
boat gets clothes enough on to open the door
and prove that he is aware someone Is
knocking, then all that can be heard for the
next few minutes is tbe rhythmic tread of
the porter as it grows less in the distance.
And new the girl with the broom gets)
round. I have never seen this girl with the
broom, but I have learned to hate her so in
tensely that I am surprised at my own ven
omous emotions. 'She sweeps, sweeps,
sweeps like a fiend, and she appears to have
a settled theory that the very dirtiest place
in the whole hall Is right where my door
forms an angle with the floor. She rams
her broom against the dirt at this point as
though it had got baked on and needed to
be knocked off with a club.
When this girl has accomplished her do
mestic Tabor, and has gone off somewhere
to die, I fondly hope ithen our able-bodied
A Stage-Door Btormer.
friend, the porter, starts to come up stairs
again from somewhere in the basement. He
arrives on my floor after awhile and pro
ceeds to invite the "sports" who hunt and
angle to come forth and shoot the early bird
or yank the unwary fish. He invites a man
to come out and enjoy himself in precisely
the same way he raises one for an early
boat. So much for the sleeping facilities of
this healthful summer resort,
M. G. Cohen sells diamonds, watches,
jewelry, silverware, clocks, bronzes, etc., at
from 10 to 25 per cent cheaper than any
other house in town. JDon't forget the
place. M. G. Cohex,
533 Smithfield st.
YOU NEED NOT WAIT
For the Exposition to Open to Obtain a
Tiovr of the Works of Arc
Contained in the fall styles of carpets.
The stock now on exhibition at Groet
zinger's was never paralleled in this coun
try. It is as complete as can be, still there are
some rare pieces that will be picked up by
Come at once, whether you want the goods
delivered now or later. We will store the
purchases free of charge, and make and lay
them when you are ready.
627 and 629 Penn avenue.
EXCURSION VIA THE B. fc O. H. IL,
To Atlantlo CItr,
Thursday, August 15. Bate, flO for 'the
round trip, tickets good for ten days; good
to stop at Washington City returning.
Trains will leave depot at 8 A. ai. and 920
rpwo CHOICE SCHOOLS.
JL I1ROOKK H ALI, ror girls n! ronng ladles.
SHOKTL11KJE MEtHA ACADEMY, for bora and
Tonnsmen. S WITHIN C. SHOKTLIDOE, A. If.
(Harvard Uraduate), Media, Pa. (near .Philadel
phia.) , anl-S
SOLY QHOST COLLEOIS
Complete preparatory, commercial and
sgiate departments, reopens WEDNES
DAY, SEPTEMBER; new students examined
Monday, September 3. Apply to Rev. Joax
T. iHmpirr, a s. Bjl, President. jyl7-2s
CHELTENHAM ACADEMY. OGONTZ,
J Fa. Unexcelled location and surroand
tags. New school equlpraent. Gymnasium,
military drill, etc. Thorough preparation for
college or scientific school. For circular, eta,
address JNO. CALVIN RICE, A. II., Principal.
1 NAZARETH HALL.
Moravian Boarding School for Boys at Naza
reth, Pa. Founded 178& Reopens September
NEW YORK MILITARY ACADEMY,
Cornwall-on-Hudson. Courses of study 1n
civil engineering, English and classics. Labor
atory, drawing room and field work. Beautiful
Dulldings. grounds, location. COL. C. J.
WRIGHT, B. S..A. MSupt.; BELDEN F.
HYATT. Comd't of Cadets. jelO-U
St Mary's Seminary,
For boys between tbe ages of 4 and 12 years,
In chares of Bisters of Charity.
SETON HiLL. GREENSBURCf, PA.
The object of this school is to provide for boys
of tender years a place where they may enjoy
the comforts of home and care of parents, to
gether with the Deneflts of salntary discipline
and careful teaching in the usual English
Terms: Board, tuition, washing, mending and
bedding per session, ten months, $150. Music,
et&, extra charges.
N. B. This seminary Is situated on. same
gronndswith St. Joseph's Academy for Young
Session opens first Monday in September, '
For prospectus address, as above,
jy2S45-su MOTHER 8UPERIOR.
ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY
FOR YOUNG LADIES,
SETON HILL. GREENSBURG, PA
In charge of the Sisters of Charity.
This academy, chartered with rights and
privileges equal to the first academic institu
tions In the Bute, is situated on the highest
point of a tract containing 200 acres. In view of
tbe Pennsylvania Central Railroad, 30 miles
east of Pittsburg, and one-fourth of a mile
from Greensburg station. .
The plan of instruction Is systematic and
thorough, embracing all that could be desired
for the highest culture. Besides the graduat
ing departments, a special course meets
the wants of young ladles, who, not wishing to
go through the courses of graduation, are
anxious to obtain a good practical education.
Terms, board, tuition, bed and bedding; per
session, ten months, 200. The languages,
music, drawing, painting, shorthand and type
writing form extra charge. Elocution, vocal
music in class and fancy work taught free.
' The Edison phonograph baa been Introduced
as an anxillarj In training tbe voice In elocution
and vocal music Domestic economy is taught
come versed In housekeeolne.
N. B. This academy is situated on the same
grounds with St, Mary's Seminary for small
Session opens first Monday In September.
j or prose
For prospectus address, aa above.
w. A. - .. 1 .-..nnr,.,,.
Ml DE CHANTAL,
Near Wheeling, W. Va.,
(SISTERS OF THE VISITATION.)
A school of more than national reputation,
offers exceptional advantages for thorough ed
ucation of young ladles fn all departments. Li
brary of 6,000 volumes. Fine .philosophical,
chemical and astronomical apparatus.
Musical department specially noted. Corps
of piano teachers trained by a leading professor
from Conservatory of Stutgart. Vocal culture
according to the method ofthe oldltallan mas
ters. Location unsurpassed for beauty and health.
Ten acres of pleasure grounds. Board excel
lent. For catalogues and references to patrons in
all the principal cities, address
nclnrou xilD L'li.riUAibCiQab
jpttANJJ EXCURSION DOWM THK UHIO
Sunday, August 11, on Str. Mayflower. Leav
ing at 3 p. St.: returning at 10 p.m. Good music
Round' trip SO cents. aulO-07
TnOR A GOOD NIGHT'S FUN
You should attend the
GRAND SUMMER NIGHT RECEPTIONS
AT IMPERIAL HALL,
Cor. Seventh ave. and New Grant street.
EOYAL AND MOZART, OB0KSSTRAS.
BUOTT : THEATER
Under tho Direction of B. M. GTJLIOK & OO.
Three Nights, Commencing Thursday, August 15, Grand Matinee Saturday,
W. 8. OUSVUIjAHD'S magntpictbnt
HAVERLT MASTODON MINSTRELS.
Grand Parade of this Powerful Company
tho pnblle see we have all we advertise.
Tbe highest salaried Prince of Artlstsl
' And Merry, Mirthful
Sumptuous Spectacular Scenic First-Part. The
Most Gorgeous and Elaborate ever produced.
VENETIAN . NIGHTS
BIJOU PBIOES: Reserved Seats. 75o, 60o and 25c.
Weak August 19. "A ROYAL PASS."
We have just received and have now ready for Inspection,
beautiful China Dinner Sets, Fish Sets and a full line of nice
China, odd pieces, to which we Invite the attention oX the ladlea
R, P. WALLACE & CO.,
OPPOSITE BT. CHARLES.
Have you usedc
EVERYONE WHO HAS A HOUSE TO FURNISH
SHOULD BE INTERESTEI-i-NWHAI--'-
ADVERTISES ( OUR STOCK OP
Is the handsomest in Pittsburg. As pioneers and leaders in the introduction of correctly
designed and ornamental furniture in this city we ask your continued support. We guar
antee you a pleasant and profitable visit to our warerooms. Our Parlor Suit Departments
are abundantly stocked with Ne wand Beautiful Goods worthy of any home. Chamber
and Dining Boom Furniture constructed of the best materials and thoroughly well made.
Carpets of every description. Our immense stock is at the disposal of housekeepers for
Cash or Credit, in large or small quantities, on the Easiest Terms oi Payment.
CASH OR OUST CBEDTT.
SPECIAL REDUCTIONS on everything in stock to
mak6 room for our Fall Stock of Goods.
But the Greatest of All Reductions in
REFRIGERATORS AND BABY BUGGIES.
C-AXiIi Ajstjd see tjs.
OLD RELIABIxE HOUSE,
Corner Tenth'Street and Penn Avenue.
Monday, August 12,
The Great Moral Temperance Drama, in Fire
Ten Mights in a Barroom !
Introducing tho Popular Artists,
MI8S LILLIAN ANDREWS
HIS NATURAL IiD?E COMPANY.
HARRY WILLIAMS' ACADEMY.
Repainted, Redecorated, Handsomer and
.Brighter than ever, opens for
MONDAY EVENING. AUGUST 1
JOS. J. SULLIVAN'S
Maloney's Raffle Combination I
i .VAUDEVILLE STARS.
Mtf K't"MiXlMs M ssrtwtor.
en Thursday. August 15. We are not afraid to 1st
THE EGYPTIAN PHALANX.
I WTT.T, GXVJ3
8500 to Anyone Not Usinff
The True Tailor System
If they Trill cut as perfect a nttinir garment of
any kind and sire such exquisite erace and
beauty to the form as I will with my system,
uslnironly retailor's square and Use measure,
which is every tailor's outflt and should he
In recard to the claims of the so-called "tailor
systems" I will simply remark that any method
which does not use a tailor's square ana tope
measure Independent of nieces of pasteboard
or graded scales cannot properly be called a
So do not be deluded or persuaded mto buy
ing or using a set of "graded scales." charts,
models or machines called "tailor systems."
Perfect Fitting Patterns cut to order and
The True Tailor System,
P. O. PERKINS, Inventor,
445 Wwd st , 3d for fiwn Frftfr aw,
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