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THE PRINCE BAHADNER AND THE
Princess Shown the City's
THEIR ORIENTAL JEWELRY.
The Lady From Far-Away Hy
derabad Was Gorgeously
His Excellency Nawab Imad Nawaz
Jung Bahadner, an Indian Prince, and the
Princess, who were among the arrivals on
the steamer Peking Saturday, are guests at
PRINCESS JUNG FROM HYDERABAD, NOW IN THE CITY.
[Sketched by a " Call " artist.]
the Palace. The Prince lives in the city
of Hyderabad, district of Daikin, India,
although he is an Arab by birth. He is an
eminent character in his country and is a
close personal friend of the Nizam or King
of Hyderabad. The Princess is a remark
ably beautiful woman, with regular, clean
cut features, a complexion which an
American belle might well envy, large,
lustrous eyes and a figure the fine propor-
PRINCE NAWAB IMAD NAWAZ JUNG FROM HYDERABAD.
[Sketched by a Call artist.]
tion* of which were not fully hidden by the
Oriental garb which she wore yesterday.
A number of heavy gold bracelets, prob
ably five inches in width, adorned her
arms: from her ears were suspended a pair
of enormous pendants of the same precious
metal, and her neck was encircled Jby a
number of chains which were of costly and
unique workmanship. She is also an Arab
by birth and was educated in London,
speaking English much more fluently than
her husband— in fact with all the grace of
a native-born, and how pleasantly and
prettily she does talk. .
The question had been asked the Prince
if he had read Rudvard Kipling's stories of
life in India, to which he replied that he
had not, when the Princess voluntarily
remarked that the works of Mr. Kipling
were exaggerated and far from being true to
nature, so far as they related to the habits
and customs of natives of India. At this
point the Prince uttered a few words, evi
dently of a cautionary nature, for they
had the effect of sealing the Princess' lips
and not another word would she utter. In
speaking of his friend, the King, the
Prince said he was a great sportsman and
had killed fifteen or sixteen tigers, a man's
proficiency as a sportsman in that country
being generally measured by his success in
bagging this noble game. The couple are
bound on a trip around the world. : . S_
Yesterday afternoon the Prince and the
Princess left the hotel in a carriage and
were driven around that they might see
the sights of the city. They were shown
the most fashionable homes on Van Ness
avenue and in the "Western Addition, after
which they were taken through Golden
Gate Park to the ocean beach, where they
gazed at the seal rocks and their inhab
itants and other attractions in the vicinity.
They expressed themselves as highly
pleased with what they had seen and were
lavish in their praise of California.
Died or morphinism.
Joseph Flynn, a chronic morphine flend,
about 30 years old, who has been serving a
term in the House of Correction, died from
I exhaustion caused. by the deadly drug at 8
I o'clock yesterday morning. His body was
■ taken from the House of Correction to the
+ -> .
Austrian coachmen sprinkle a pinch of
j arsenic in the feed of their horses to make
J them look sleek.
THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, MARCH 4, 1895.
THE PICNIC HAS
postal clerks Open the season
on Point Lobos Creek's
STRANGE SHEEP - STEALING.
How a Big Bill of Fare Made
Feminine Presence Un
It has been decided by a general ac
clamatory vote of the inhabitants of this
city that the season of outdoor enjoyment
has opened in earnest, and in proof thereof
picnics began yesterday and lasted while
the sun shone.
As an introductory performance the
postal employes in both railway and city
offices began the season with their second
annual "chiupin ' at 4 o'clock Saturday
afternoon, the advance preparation being
made necessary by the demand for bulls
heads, the actual cooking of which takes
Hidden away on the strongly sloping
bank of Point Lobos Creek, at the foot of
Twenty-second avenue, the men who dis
tribute the letters, welcome and unwel
come, to the city of San Francisco and in a
large degree to the State, staked out their
camp for a day's fun. To reach the point
one must have been possessed of at least
strong enthusiasm and an absolute disre
gard for dress. - According to the pro
gramme neglige shirts were recommended
and "full dress absolutely prohibited."
'■ It was a wise prohibition, for the plank
across the creek was exceedingly irrespon
sible, as two or three members found to
their cost. On*, had to stumble across
sand lots and through risky places even to
find the place where the postal men had
made up their minds to have "all the fun
necessary," as J. A. McGeary remarked.
Heavy" mails from foreign ports had
lessened the number that were to have as
sembled at 11 o'clock yesterday, but by 4
o'clock the grove was crowded. But there
was not a woman present. Even the pre
monitory schedule of possibilities had the
warning, "No ladies." .
"This 'new woman' business must be
nipped in the bud. Let them flock by
themselves," said Charles E. Bateman.
And so when the fun that was "necessary"
had begun there were no Trilbys to dabble
dainty feet in Point Lobos Creek nor were
there any feminine prejudices to be
wounded by the comparison of clothes.
Songs and laughter told of the methods
used to make the occasion pleasant. J. L.
Meares, Superintendent of the City Divi
sion of the Postoffice, presided and proved
to each man the need for his helping in the
entertainment. Frank McGowan, "Martin
Leisner, Teddy Hall, John McGowan,
William Higgins and Gus Wessling proved
their strength in song and story that made
the sand dunes give echoes back to the
crowds that filled the trains half a mile
away. Messrs. Thomas Mclntyre, Louis
Derrie, Hugh Coveney and Thomas Gaffey
were here, there and" everywhere making
things merry. Meanwhile" the cooks and
attendants were baking and boiling with
an energy that sent clouds of smoke flying
through the park. J. A. McGeary to whose
energy much of the success was due, was
declaring that the coyotes had eaten the
whole sheep brought out the night before.
He had the bones of the late lamented to
show and told how he had to walk some
miles to buy another sheep, but the satis
fied expression on the countenances of the
dogs in the vicinity rather ruined the
coyote theory while admitting the sheep
This was the bill of fare :
Watercress salad a la Spring Valley.
Clams stewed in oil a la Ji orris Mitchell.
Frijoles on tortillas with enchiladas a la Guada
Chiupin ii la Sini Brizznlari.
Roast Lamb on a spit a la Martin Leisner.
Buli's-head in hot rocks a la Stanley Post and
Yearling on a spit a la H. Marks.
Ruffled grouse a la R. M. fci.
Fruits. Nuts. Wine. Beer. Tea. Coffee.
Pipes and tobacco.
By the time the cooks had served the
last dishes it was generally admitted that
the postal clerks' picnic had been a success,
and the summer season declared open for
Shell Mound's First Picnic.
The first picnic of the season at Shell
Mound Park yesterday attracted an ex
ceptionally large crowd of young people.
Every train was crowded with pleasure
seekers and the day was pleasantly spent
in dancing and games. The weather was
all that could be desired and the result was
quite an auspicious beginning for the pic
OPPOSED TO TWIGG'S BILL.
Local Manufacturers See
Little but Evil in the
A Protest Signed by Many Sent
to the Legislature— A
- The bill recently introduced in the Legis
lature providing for the appointment of
boiler inspectors and prescribing their
duties is vigorously opposed by many en
gineers and manufacturers of this city.
The engineers oppose it because it ex
pressly provides that no member of their
craft can be an inspector. Users of steam
oppose it because it would increase their
expenses and leave them at the mercy of
The opposition has organized, and as a
result of their deliberations the following
protess will be sent to the lawmakers:
To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of
California: We, the undersigned, manufactur
ers, owners an users of steam boilers, and en
gineers, in the State of California, have seen a
bill, recently introduced into the Legislature of
the State, entitled an act for the protection of
life and property by providing against the use
or manufacture of improperly constructed
steam 'boilers, or boilers mane of inferior mate
rial, and to provide for the testing and inspec
tion of material to be used in the construction
of steam boilers, and providing for the inspec
tion while in course of construction and while
in use, and designated "Assembly Bill
No. 919," in which it is proposed to
place all stationary boilers in tne State
under the supervision of a corps of inspectors,
whose duties and powers are minutely defined,
and in the carrying out of which great ex
pense would be imposed on the steam-users,
manufacturers and engineers of the State at a
time when business is in a very depressed con
dition, and when they can ill afford to be
loaded with additional burdens. The. appli
ances and attachments required by this bill
would lay upon the steam-users a very burden
some tax, which, in our opinion, would be un
necessary and unjust. We, therefore, petition
your Honorable body:
That in a time like this you will, so far as it
can be done, relieve us from present burdens,
rather than impose upon us additional, and in
our opinion unnecessary taxation, which must
be borne by individuals and companies, al
ready burdened to an extent almost beyond
the" pecuniary point of endurance, and hence
must retard or jeopardize many of the perma
nent interests of our citizens and the State.
Park-Lacy Company; Fontana & Co. ; E. H.
Kittredge; The California Door Company;
Grays Harbor Commercial Company; Standard
Soap Company; Western Iron Works; . Mendo
cino Lumber Company ; The McCollara Fishing
and Trading Company; Golden Gate Salmon
Company; J. A. Folper & Co.; H.P. Gregory &
Co.; Joshua Hendy Machine Company; Tatum
& Bo wen; John D. Eby; N. Clark & Son ; The
Sanger Lumber Company; H. D. Morris & Co.;
M. B.Dodge; Ira Bishop; H. S. Crocker Com
pany; Pacific Power Company; Adolph Hro
mada; Bayle, Laeaster & Co. ; California Fer
tilizer Company: Louis Saroni & Co.; Napa
Thomson Electric Light Company; L. A. Grade;
South San Francisco Packing and Provision
Company; H. L. Van Wyck; Benicia
Agricultural Works; XX. P. Fuller Company;
Sperry Flour Co.; Stewart Menzies; Stockton
Milling Co.; Deming-Palmer Co.; Bowers
Rubber Co. ; Pacific Vinegar and Pickle Works;
United Vinegar Factories; S. 11. Taylor & Son;
(has. Jost & Son; The California Hotel; Pre
sidio and Ferries R. R. Co.; Selby Smelting and
Lead Co. ; Oakland Gas, Light and Heat Co.;
Del Norte Commercial Co.; Neustadter Bros.;
Cahn, Nickelsburg & Co.; J. Warner; D. XV.
Phillips; R. G. Hillman; Artesian Water
Works; Alameda Steam Laundry; Alameda,
Oakland and Piedmont Electric R. R. ;
George E. Ames; N. Clark; A. He
berer; Pacific Coast Oil Co.; E. J. Dubbs;
T. W. Lydecker; Stoddard & Barber;
J. O. Messer; Commercial Steam Power Com
pany; L. C. Walters; George Moshier; E. L.
arvie; Oliver Cook; Pacific Mutual Life Com
pany; James McDermott; I. Cuenine; San
Francisco Bulletin Company ; California Paper
Company; E. J. Shattuck & Co.; California
Safe Deposit and. Trust Company ; A. Walrath ;
Theresa Fair estate; J. V. Scolield; Gray Bros.;
Palmer A Rey; Fisher Packing Company ; J.L.
Borden; Murray Bros.; J.G.Jackson; Califor
nia Fuse Works; James Eva; L. E. White Lum
ber Company; National Iron Works; Main
street Iron Works; Charles Nelson; Pelton
Water Wheel Company;- Riverside Lumber
Company; S. H. Harmon Lumber Com
pany; R. G. Byxbee; Union Lumber Com
pany; White & Plummer; San Francisco
Bridge Company; A. J. McNicolls & Co.;
XV. J. Brady -.^Eureka Boiler Works; Keystone
Boiler Works; P. Odennatt, boiler works; J.
N. Elbert; J. S. Morton; W. G. Starkweather; J.
C. Winans; H. J. Moulthorpe; H. M. Caldwell;
P.A.Stevens; Joe St. Mary; B. T. Lacy ; Haas
Bros.; D. L. Farns worth; Williams, Brown &
Co.; Code, Elfelt & Co.; Abner Doble; Del
Monte Milling Company; Norton Tanning
Company; A. B. Patrick & Co.; A. C. Nichols
&Co.; Thomas Delvin; Santa Rosa Tannery ;
Frank McAleer ; S. P. Taylor Company ; H. XV.
Kinman; Natoma Vineyard Company; San
Francisco Savings Union; R.D.Hume; Mur
phy, Grant & Co.; Tillmann & Bendel; Oakland
Preserving Company; Sennett, Miller & Co.;
Oakland Elecieic Light & Motor Company;
Stockton Gas, Light & Heat Company; Klam
math Packing & Trading Company; A. Mc-
THE YOUTHFUL EVANGELIST
Rev. J. B. Orr, Who Preached
Sermons at the Age of
A Minister of the Gospel Pos
sessed OF EXCEPTIONAL
One of the most successful among the
evangelists of the present day is Rev.
James B. Orr, who was at one time known
in the East as the "boy preacher." For
several months he has been conducting
meetings in the vicinity of this city, and
this evening will commence a series of re-
The Rev. James B. Orr, the Youthful
[From a photograph.]
vivals at the Olivet Congregational Church,
on the corner of Noe and Seventeenth
Rev. Mr. Orr is now but 28 years of age,
and is regarded as one of the most eloquent
speakers and zealous workers in the ranks
of the clergy.
At the age of 15 years he created quite a
furor in Jnis native town of Toronto,
Canada, by preaching sermons in the
streets from improvised pulpits of boxes
and barrels. Later on he entered the Con
gregational Theological Seminary of Chi
cago, where he was graduated with the
highest honors. At present he is acting as
professor in the Congregational Seminary
across the bay, and has been conducting
evangelistic meetings in Oakland, Berkeley
and Benieia. ..
The young evangelist is quite fervent,
and preaches practical Christianity with a
warmth and enthusiasm which endears
him to his hearers. He has a face of
marked character and infinite promise,
and his meetings at the Olivet church will,
doubtless, result in a great deal of good.
Mr. Orr is, at present, pastor of the First
Congregational Church of Benieia, where
he has been highly successful in his evan
IT CAN'T BE DONE.
A Flat Failure to Get Ahead of a Rail
"That's three times I've offered that
conductor my fare and he won't take it.
I'll put that nickel in my pocket and spend
it for candy for the young ones. It's a fine
trick to get ahead of a corporation some
times," and with that the coin went back i
to the pocket from which it had been
This was uttered in an audible tone by a
middle-aged man with a full beard, who
occupied a seat on the near side of a Post
street car last Saturday evening. The car
was crowded when it started, but at each
crossing as far as Powell street it gathered
additional passengers and the conductor
had made several attempts to collect fares,
commencing on the off side, as is the rule
on that line. He had not succeeded, as
each time he undertook the job new
passengers came on and he had to com
mence at the tail end again and again.
Each time the full-bearded man offered his
fare and it was not taken. It was after the
third offer that he made the remark given
and added "Those conductors are too inde
pendent, anyway. I'll teach this feller a
Those who knew the rules on this' line
• The conductor having made his off-side
collections outside and in, started down on
the nigh side, and when he was opposite
the full-bearded man said quickly, but
politely, "Fare, please." The passenger
addressed appeared to be deeply engaged
reading a letter and never moved a move.
The conductor, touching his knee to at
tract his attention, asked "Have you paid
"No," said the full-bearded man, "but
you was so independent a while ago and '■
wouldn't take it when I offered it to you
that I thought you didn't want it."
"Want it now," was the . sententious in
The nickle came from the pocket once
again and as it passed to the collector of
fares, the passenger remarked: "Corpora
tions will beat you every time and the
young ones — " '*-■.*...
What the concluding words were was
lost in the noise made by the car turning
swiftly out of Post into Leavenworth street,
but the light-haired woman known to all
the stock-dealers at the Exchange, and
who was seated to the right of the speaker,
said to an acquaintance on her right, "and
the young ones won't get any candy at the
expense of the corporation this time."
Journals, ledgers, casta books, . memoran
dums, bill and letter heads, business cards,
legal blanks and all offict. supplies at popular
prices, i Sanbom.Vail & C 0.,741 Market street.*
TO ABOLISH THE
Recommended by the Dockery
Joint Committee of
COL. IRISH MAY LOSE A JOB.
How the Name Came From Eng
land—A Check on the
A dispatch from "Washington announces
that the Dockery joint committee of Con
gress has recommended that the position
of Naval Officer at all ports except New
York be abolished and that a change be
made in the method of collecting and
auditing customs accounts* by rendering
them to the auditor of the treasury.
This would do away in San Francisco
with the fat Federal office Held by Colonel
John P. Irish with a salary of $5000 a year,
the position of Deputy Naval Officer held
by E. W. Maslin and thirteen clerkships.
This office with the ill-fitting name has
often been called the "fifth wheel of the
Custom-house coach" and efforts have been
made to abolish it in nearly every Congress
for the past twenty years. The name orig
inated in England and in making our cus
toms law the first Congress adopted it. It
was the law in England that the ranking
naval officer whenever a man-of-war cast
anchor in a customs port should proceed to
the seat of customs, look over the accounts
and certify to their correctness or other
wise. This is the origin of the name which
has made many people wonder what con
nection Colonel Irish has with the navy.
There are six Naval Officers in the United
States each at the ports of New York,
Boston, Baltimore, New Orleans, Phila
delphia and San Francisco. The officer is
really a check upon the Collector of Cus
toms. Every document or paper that
passes through the Custom-house must be
examined and countersigned by the Naval
Officer or his deputy. His clerks must ex
amine all goods bn arrival at the port, esti
mate their value and duty, and see that
the duty is collected. There are at times
clashes between the Naval Officer and Col
lector. For instance, when the late E. G.
Waite. who died while Secretary of State,
was Naval Officer, and Walter Mead his
chief deputy, during Grant's second ad
ministration, Milton S. Latham imported
some mosaic tables, and the Collector
classed them as works of art, which are
dutiable at 10 per cent. The Naval Office
insisted that they should be classed as
manufactures of marble, which pays a
duty of 50 per cent. The higher duty was
paid under protest and the question ap
pealed to Washington, where the Naval
Officer was sustained.
Colonel Irish was seen yesterday at his
home on the verge of the marshes of West
Oakland. He said:
"This is a new edition of an old story.
Every Congress for years has attempted to
abolish this so-called office of Naval Officer,
which office, as a matter of fact, controls
all the customs. Bills to that effect have
been put through both the House and
Senate at various times, but never through
both Houses of the same Congress, and I
am not surprised that the matter is again
up. 7777 777 7i
"I think, however, that there is a mis
take here. Ido not believe it is the Dock
cry committee at all. A bill of similar
purport was introduced by Stone of Penn
sylvania some time since, and I was asked
for a report of the conduct of the office in
San Francisco. This I sent on, and I be
lieve my report was the first received.
"There seems to be little comprehension
of the duties in this office by the public at
"The office should really be called Con
troller of Customs. In the first place the
| importer puts up a bond when about to re
ceive a consignment of goods. This bond
stands against him when he takes his
goods out. Then the appraiser and col
lector go over his account and he pays
! what they find due in duties. This bond
is supposed to cover the amount, but more
often it does not, and this is not learned
until the whole business passes through
the hands of the Naval Officer.
"The Naval Officer makes it possible for
the merchant to get his goods out of bond
sooner than he would if there was no such
office. If the office were abolished the
merchant would have to wait until the
whole matter had been referred to Wash
ington before he knew exactly where he
I stood in his account witn the Govern
ment, and I am of the opinion that the
i merchant would be the very first man to
object to such a change as "would result in
the abolishment of the office."
PICKING OP FUR ON TURNS.
Speedy Dogs That Made Short
the Career of Preserved
Winners of the Stakes Run For
in the Coursing
The fine weather was a means of induc
ing a large crowd to visit Casserly's cours
ing park yesterday, and among the most
noted leashmen present were: H. Halpin,
J. Perigo, J. J. Edmonds, J. J. Brady, D.
D. Roach, J. H. Perigo, J. Dean, Thomas
Ford, J. Dowling, W. Ford, T. Roche, J.
B. Martin, T. Gleeson, G. W. McCord, P.
Ryan, S. C. Armstrong, M. Layng,*D.
Gregory, Gibson Thomson, Henry Dormer,
C. H. Amie, P. Collins, P. Clarke, Joseph
Reede, S. Reillv, J. Rexsmith, E. Rey
nolds, A. Lewis, J. Barry, E. H. Brunell,
J. O'Connell. Mark Devlin, T. McDonald,
T. Cregan, T. Butler, James Wilson, Rob
ert Pringle, D. C. Manning, J. Kucking,
CarlSchultz, M. Curran, M. Larkin, George
Watson, S. Armstrong.
The hares, with two exceptions, were
well and strong, giving good tests to all
dogs engaged. .-,-* *-'■:«•;? .';'.;: -■■;■•: :'■
John Grace was in the saddle and James
Wren handled the slips. The running was
good throughout. Skyball and Best Trump,
both of which are the property of T. J.
Cronin, divided the stake. D. D. Roche's
John Mitchell, who was entered by Henry
Hull, was unfortunate in having to meet
Skyball and Gold King, he being the sire
of both dogs. After engaging in a hard
course with the latter in the second round
the winning colors were hoisted by the
flag steward in his favor. Before his at
tendant could reach him Mitchell started
after a second hare, which he killed unas
sisted. This course was very severe on
him and when he had to meet his second
son in the fourth round it was no wonder
that he fell before him, yet though he
could not run with him he kept near
enough to make the kill after the second
turn, proving incontestably that he is a
good racer capable of begetting great dogs.
Another dog that showed up well was
Best Trump. A. Merrill's Faster . and
Faster proved by her racing that she is not
The purse was divided as follows: Sky
ball and Best Trump took first and second
money, $50; John Mitchell took third
money, $15; and Harkaway and Faster and
Faster took $5 each. . .■ ;
Betting on all , the courses was strong
and as a rule the favorites won. The
amount of money that changed hands is
said to have beenconsiderable.
A I puppy stake will be run on Sunday
At Golden Gate coursing park about 100
people witnessed the trials between six
teen dogs, some of whom ran very poorly
owing,' evidently, to poor training.
In some instances the hares ran well, but
in four or five cases they showed but little
E. Canavan acted a3 judge and James
Grace did the slipping.
The upset of the day was the fall of
Stamboul Queen before a rank outsider —
Sea Spray. The Queen was sold in the
pools at 5 to 1, but the outsider beat her
well and the talent consequently fell heav
Cottage Boy beat Chicopee in a good
course, and Redlight did the same to Robin
Maggie L had a good course with Lamp
lighter, which she beat.
In the third ties Jimmy Hope ran
against Sea Spray. The former got the
course, but the judgment was contrary to
what the people around the stand looked
for, and of course they grumbled consid
The final course was between Captain
Morse and Jimmy Hope. The trial was a
fair one, but the Captain got the flag and
first money— slo, and Jimmy Hope took
$8; Seaspray and Maggie M took $3 each.
Next Sunday the New Occidental Club
will run its spring meeting in this park,
and $60 will be added to the stake. John
Grace will judge and James Wren will
handle the slips. This fact alone is always
sure to draw the crowd to whichever park
ENGLISH AND THE WEATHER
The Government Needs a New
Word and Gives an Old
One a Twist.
Uncle Sam's "Fair Day" May
Have Everything Disagree
able but Rain.
Mr. Hammon, the weather man, rose in
self-defense yesterday and got out of a lit
tle scrape with flying colors by explaining
the English language as it is telegraphed
by the weather service.
It turns out that probably not one reader
of the daily papers in a thousand under
stands what the weather bureau means
when it talks about a "fair" day and its all
owing to the poverty of the language. The
weather service needs a new word, but it is
not bold enough to make one.
jgMr. Hammon's forecast of Saturday's
weather for San Francisco and vicinity.;
was: ''Fair, but somewhat threatening;
foggy Saturday morning; cooler Saturday
afternoon ; brisk westerly winds Saturday
afternoon." When he read the morning
papers he found a light-veined reference to
his fair, threatening, foggy, cooler, windy
day and to the large chances of his getting
in a fair percentage by prophesizing five
kinds of a day. The weather man has to
endure more contumely than any other
Government official, but Mr. Hammon
thought this fling hardly fair, though his
day was. In fact Saturday was just such a
complex day as described and came out
just as though it was made to that order.
It seemed that the weather service
doesn't understand a "fair" day as th
poets and common people do. To the
weather bureau has always been presented
the chief necessity of describing a day as
to whether it will rain or not. That is the
important thing to the public and the
temperature and the wind may come next.
A day may be or promise to be cloudy and
disagreeable in all sorts of ways without
letting down a drop of rain. So the fore
cast official states first whether it will rain
or not. There is no single word in the
language commonly applied to a cloudy,
nasty day without rain. "Rainless" is ap
plied to regions and larger periods of time.
A"fairday," as popularly understood, is an
agreeable one, with a good deal of sun
shine. For years Government officials
who boss the weather have scratched their
heads and discussed the possibility of
using some word better than "fair, but
"fair" has been adopted and given a new
and a technical sense. It means in weather
predictions and reports simply an absence
of more than one hundredth bf an inch of
rain and nothing more.
Low dark clouds may keep away every
ray of sunlight all day, the day may be
foggy and cold and it may blow great guns,
but if not more than one-hundredth of an
inch of rain falls the day is a "fair" one.
This definition of the word is imposed by
the United States Government.
Up to four years ago 'fair - ' was used in
describing the cloudiness of a day when
from 3 to 7. per cent of the sky "was ob
scured. Less was "clear" and more was
"cloudy." Now "partly cloudy" is used
for "fair" and the latter word does sole
duty as described, no longer having any
thing to do with the good looks of a day.
The great amount of telegraphing done
and the need of brevity has Drought about
this technical twist of a good old word and
prevented the substitution of a descriptive
A CALIEOENIAN'S INVENTION.
One Way to Repair a Cracked or Leaky
Plate on an Iron Ship.
Captain Hodgson of the Fort Point Life
saving station is the inventor and patentee
of a device that will undoubtedly prove of
value on board of iron vessels. It is a
double screw, by the use of which me
chanics can, at sea, put on an iron plate to
stop a leak that may be occasioned by a
seam starting or a plate cracking.
The screw, to all appearances, is like an
ordinary screw bolt, except that the head
is not so pronounced. It is of the diame
ter of rivet-holes in plates used in building
iron vessels, which are of a standard size.
Within the end that has on it the thread
that holds the nut there is a female screw.
When it is desired to use the device it is
shoved through a rivet-hole, the female
screw is turned, and this causes the outer
end to expand and it takes the place of the
"For instance," said the inventor, "if a
vessel at sea starts a plate at a seam or
cracks one it is almost impossible to stop
the leak by calking. You can't get on
the outside to put in a rivet, and if you
could you couldn't hold it to clinch it
from the inside. You take as many of !
these screws as you may need, punch out !
a like number of rivets in the side of the
ship, then have prepared a plate with holes
to correspond with those in which the
screws are to be inserted. You put the
screws in place, turn the female screws
which form the rivet heads, then place be
tween the side of the vessel and the plate
to be put on two thicknesses of rubber
cloth and cement and then screw on the
inner plate by means of the nuts and you
have a water-tight repair; not very neat,
maybe, but substantial. For temporary
repairs I believe that it will prove most
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