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fV ARTIFICIAL SURF.
Belting frith AU Modern Improve
goer.c L Manhattan: a. street; time, mid
■jissv n<">on; * storm raging.
£ntrr two citizens, dressed in furs. Both are
p^e-ed with snow. One is carrying a bathing
SURF BATHING WIT
First at.— So you have been drinking again.
Second C3t-— Wny Insult a man needlessly?
■feat makes you ask such an intemperate ques
First dt— The sight of that bathing: suit.
You evidently think you have a buffalo robe
ever your arm. Do you know where you are?
Second Cit— Right in the heart of Manhattan,
Ey gr>od air; and. I beg of you. don't talk any
nor* 1 aboct drink. I haven't touched an in
texiear.t sir.cc Now Tear's. I know where I am
i_-l -what I am doing. I have bought a new
tatting suit, and am going- to take a bath in
First Cit. (aside) — Poor fellow! He has gone
Rark rid. Yet he shows no signs of becom
ing violent. I .-hall humor him a bit. (Aloud.)
What Iceberg off Sandy Hook do you expect to
■seat ' <":!_— You Insult me apaJn. Icebergs!
How you talk! Why, I'm going
mly a few blocks from here.
11l T J.-r«*.
—His mind is completely shat
: a pity! He was such a bright
fe;:o»- (Aloud.) I suppose you mean that you're
■g in the East River. That's
I ■ here. Now. don't you know
oldest day of the. year — that
: - :n steam heated flats from ex
0 know that you would freeze
• But River in about ten sec
it was created has
• .1 a surf?
Second Cit.— You talk like a lunatic. Who said
teythtog about the East River? The surf that I
©eat of is right in this street. It's artificial
Krf, man. It's made while you swim in it.
Toure all housed in as warm as toast, and you
£3 have year waves hot or cold, to suit your
Serves. They have a long swimming basin, shal
tev at one cr.d and deep at the other, and at the
i<*2 f. n s a TTiachine rolls up waves as high as
Jrcr head. It's all the rage. They're putting
fc these surf <L-stablishments all over town. You
*st as if you hadn't heard about them. You
Cast have been travelling abroad recently.
Firs: Cit.— That's right. A couple of months
*#) I moved to Brooklyn.
Cl dead march; exeunt.)
Eucb a drama may be enacted hi this cJty be
tore long. ar.<3 r , o t on the stage, but in th* street.
& Germany an inventor has built a bathing
foci which is thrashed from one end to another
artificial waves, and so popular has it be-
C 9?»e that similar estabLshments are likely to
* built in other parts of Europe and also in
ttti ©wintry. It would be wholly possible, right
™ the Lean of Manhattan, to transform an
Wlaary lor.f .ellar into such a bathing place.
NEW- YORK TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATED SUPPLEMENT.
with a sandy beach at one end ITfce that of the
seashore and waves that come tumbling In upon
it as if they were a part of the ocean. The time
may be not far distant, therefore, when the Mas.
hratanlte will need go no further for a Furf bath
than h<* does now for a Russian or Turkish bath.
His wife or children may also go and discover
a new recreation, one that they did not dare
try before in the dangerous surf of the sea.
There is no undertow nor any sharks in artificial
The Introduction of homemade surf will also
permit the inhabitants of inland towns to enjoy
a sport which they formerly thought belonged
exclusively to the coast communities. "Home
H ARTIFICIAL WAVES, FAB FROM ANY LAKE OR OCEAN.
INCIPIENT TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS, SITTING IN THE OPEN AIR, REGARDLESS OF SNOW OR FROST.
made surf" originated in the inland town of
Muni Bavaria. There Hofrat Hoeglauer has
an establishment in operation, which he calls
the "Undosa Wellen-Dassin," or "wave pond."
No sooner was it opened than it began to attract
the crowds, and many have splashed about in
its waves who had never had an opportunity
to visit the seashore and had as vague Ideas of
surf bathing as of Arctic exploration.
The "wave pond" of Herr Hoeglauer resembles
a short canal, shallow at one end and consider
ably over a man's head at the other. At the
furthest extremity of the deep end revolves a
wedge shaped paddle that la as long as the
basin is wide. It is operated by electricity and
throws up a wave every three seconds. The
height of the waves may be increased by en-
larging the blade of the paddle and using more
power. In this way billows may be created
which will knock a man off his feet. In the way
they gather force on approaching the shallower
bottom, cresting on their tops and finally crash
ing on to the shore, these artificial waves are
entirely similar to the waves of the sea.
The new wave making machine can he applied
to any swimming bath of ordinary size. The
"wave pond" that was first opened to the Munich
public was 4~> yards lui.g-. G yards wide and G
feet deep at the deeper t-nd.
MERIT TO BE FOUND EVERYWHERE
Frederick Law Olmsted. who holds the chair
of landscape architecture at Harvard, visited
Philadelphia recently to make an address on the
subject of <ity parks.
During his visit Mr. Olmsted dined at a
Walnut-st. club, and he cited, during dinner, a
certain elevated tract on the Biltmore estate,
of which i.< is landscape gardener.
'•That tract," he said, "would be beautiful for
some purposes, hideous for others. Everything
is like that— good for some things, bad for some
things. Thus, if we use our minds, we can
utilize nearly everything— can put nearly every
thing to some good use.
" 'All kinds lias their merits,' as an old Geor
gia colored man once said.
"Some one had asked this colored man what
breed of kens was the best
• -All kinds has their merits,' he replied. 'TV
white ones is de easiest found, and de dank ones
is de easiest hid after you giLs 'em.' "
Work Done at State Hospital in the
New-Yorkers afflicted with consumption do
not yet seem to realize that they have a new
opportunity to find health and strength for the
asking. A new hoppital has been built by the
State in the Adirondack^ at Ray Brook, Bases
County, N. V., for the treatment of the disease
in the early form, and yet this city is repre
sented there by only twenty-two patients. Four
times as many New-Yorkers might be accommo
dated, if they would only apply.
To the consumptive whose constitution has
not been wholly undermined the invitation of
the State is "Come now." There should be no
postponement. A little delay, especially for tho
tenant of the sunless rooms of a city, may prove
fatal. A case that may be curable to-day may
become hopeless a month from now. In evi
dence of the rapidity of this disease in most in
stances, the hospital authorities have adopted
a rule that an applicant shall come as soon as
he is found eligible.
Poverty cannot stand as an excuse for not
seeking a cure at the New-York State Hospital
for Incipient Tuberculosis, as It is called. Xfeere
is no charge, and the poorer the person the moro
he is welcome. The land and buildings are
owned by the State, and the patient is cared for
at the expense of the city or county from which
he comes. AH that Is necessary is for an appli
cant to so to the local health authorities and
answer such questions as may be asked. This
Information is sent to the superintendent of the
hospital, who, on considering the case hope
ful, directs a local physician to make an exam
ination. On this everything depends, for the
doctor may say:
"Sorry, but you have come too late. A month
ago and I would have passed you. Your case
still Is not hopeless, but I cannot recommend
you for Hay Brook. There we only want be
ginners, so that we need only keep patients a
short time, and thus benefit as great a number
as possible. We want the incipient cases."
The applicant who Is accepted should go with
a light heart. He can almost be sure of recov
ery. Of the sixty-six patients who have been
long enough at the hospital, since it was opened
tn June, to permit a proper study of their cases
not one has failed to improve. Nearly flve-
Eixths of them were so benefited that the symp
toms of the disease either disappeared or snowei?
that the ravages had been checked. Nineteen
have apparently recovered completely. All
coughing and other signs of consumption have
left them, and they have regained their former
strength and weight. Thirty-four are so im
proved that th*-y COUgh but little, and a:
to move about as if wholly cured. No
do the hectic Bosses come with the ci
nor the long racking lit of coughing with the
The average length of stay for those dis
■ l as "apparent ewes" was foartea I
a hall weeks, and, according to the letters th- y
English, French Etchings
OF IKTII CENTURY.
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