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ON THE RECREATION PIER.
WHAT IT .\FFOBDS TO RESIDENTS OF
THE CROWDED TENEMENT
Hi HSK It EG ION.
At Third-st. and the East River any summer
aftern< may be heard sounds of revelry that
reach away over lo Avenue l> and Hoat down as
f.^!- as Eiouston-st There are, to begin with, the
notes of a merry-go-round organ, which is per
manently afflicted with hoarseness, no doubt
from the constant river br ?exe, th.> creaking of
s Ings and the shrieking >>f those who occupy
t! n, with the shouts of small boys and the
0 asional wail of i baby, 'h>> Inevitable ac
1 [tanimenl of all East Side revelry, running
t >ugh it all. The one shirt block between
i and Second sis is responsible for all
; i' is a great many tin:.-s smaller than
i > I Plan i. iput it is not depressed on that
:• iuni Its igjjresslve mirth and noise might
l i ¦ instated "Little but, oh my!"
it was the R< • ition Pier thai did it. That
¦ ¦ _ iul Into the water
i" ;ed :h ndii : : Third-st. from a sandy.
. plaj iv.'A boys Into a breath
place f<>r thousands 'f dwellers in the tall
¦ nta all around. 1: Is still sandy and ugly,
from the pier itself, but there la tots of
•ing on. and when you are tired of looking
shoreward there is the river, with Its endlesa
iv •¦ ten
How they lo enjoy the river! I--t a tugboat
whistle near by and in the rush to so.- just
u'.iit has happened one lias to li^ht for one'i
footing. To the small Soy. and he is one of the
most ardent believers In the value of recreation
piers, the river offers endless delightful possi
bilities in the way of collisions and drownlnga
and suicides. To their -Id.-rs, not leas Interested
In the grewsome, i>ut 1.-ss sanguine of its dis
covery, the long stretch of water <»nVrs. |.«-r
haps, a clear road for homesick thoughts t«>
travel >n the far Journey t<> the old country,
with us memories and its graves.
Bui sadness, if it exists, is an Infinitely minor
quantity or. a recreation i-i--r. In addition to th.-
Btretch of playroom, there la much candy and
lem made t.. cheer the hearts of those who have
a penny or two Bast Side children usually do
liav.- th.- penny, and it Is amazing to nee th>
¦tore of eatables that *an be accumulated by
an .-mall a coin Tl;.- penny trade is whai the
venders live l>y. and. lik-- all other t.tisin.-ss
men, they have studied their field. The small
boy has a chance to press Into service that f>-«
jok.- of the East Side when things are -old "six
for five" 'Six for five, five for four, four for
three, three for two, ;w> for i penny gimme
on-- |>!.-as. '
Children "f <1! sixes and all wortdl) rondi-
Uona are the chief patrons >f th< Retreation
Pi.-r. but middle aged women follow rlonelj .v
numlters Man) of them bring -h.-ir t>al>iei itxl
this is the lass most l>eneflte<] bj the pier. A
goodly spot It Is for wearj heads tnd utralned
nerves, and an even bettei one I
too familiar with Mi-- •!.-•¦ ill f
Many a sickly baby la brought here Jaj .;¦ r
day One little girl of ten n eleven iat i
a frail mite <f lesn than two t tiny, la,
t;.- fellow with blue veined . (.¦ •k- and heavj
i-y s. Ili> name was "Joe." nh< explain* ! .:. l
M h< di In't s.-.-m so well " "Everj daj h
here M> mamma i.tm^s him, or • i ¦•¦• me It
« ill make him f«-> 1 t?".<l "
One doubted if the hild ( could !•• made to
¦••'. ••¦! good" by even Lhese outings, but Ih
pirl had Mr.-at faith. Sh>- knew lots of
who were Just like "Joe," and they all felt
grand" on the pier. She pulled i shawl care
fully about her charge, for the wind was chilly,
aiil nodded sagely In answer to an exhortation
not to give the child candy "Some girls does,
but I know it mak'-.s si«-k !>i!>i>-s much sicker,"
s>i»- boasted. "Anyway," she went on, with ele
vated no*e, "I don't want to buy candy. I don't
car"' for it." It was a safe wager, glancing at
hei more than shabby dress, that the lack of
even the omnipresent i> -nny lay back of her
virtue. Bui ahe wasn't going to admit it. and
glarii>-d at the candy counter with a fine .-how
of acorn. Which proves that humanity on the
Recreation Pier la much like humanity every
where else, and especially the f- minine portion
There is a bandstand In the <-.-ntrt-> of th-
pi.-r. and when the band plays one has to be an
"East Sid.-r" born and l>r>-d. with trained mus
cles, to n<-i near the favored spot As usual.
the music calls out the sentimental element, and
Third-st. swains gace admiringly on the pretty
girls, in regard to wh >m Third-st. finds Itself at
io disadvantage with any other portion of the
it >• Some ,f the young men, arrayed in th>ir
I.st Sunday or, iccording to nationality, Satur
da) flothes. make a i*::- showing, and almost
ill the girls do. Their remarks are outwardly
leering, but inwardly full of mutual admiration.
'it "ii ••. that!" exclaim admiring youths as
the girls pass, nd. "My, don't he tip his hat
grand!" murmur much Impressed maidens. And
ao ii goes "ii Tii- pi- r is a general meeting
place, a sourc. of enjoyment and daily benefit
to thou inds. Health to tl;<- si. k. amusement to
the young, r< si I the ii; d it is a great deal to
H-\ OUI "! "I • -Hi ill ttpot.
IMPHOI ED 1 \ KSTHKSI \.
f'ii.iii advance sheets of consular reports.
Cuasul-Oeneral Ouenther reports that a new
method <>f producing anaesthesia was discussed
at a recent meeting of the Medical Society of
Berlin. I>r. Wohlgemuth has constructed an ap
paratus by which patients inhale chluruLui'iA
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATED SUPPLEMENT.
mixed with oxygen. It has been tried by many
pr. niiii. Nt surgeons, with results that ar.> re
i orted as satisfactory, the disagreeable sensa
tiona i>--iiiK obviated.
r \i I l\ t.
REMARKABLE EXCAVATIONS OK A IK •MAN
CITY IN BERKSHIRE. ENGLAND.
Prom Th- London Telegraph.
Few of us realize for how long a p.-rlod the
Roman occupation of Britain lasted It -'"i"'
ently '¦•• three hundred yearn since the death
Queen Elizabeth, .1. how great a part thai time
sterna .: ..ur national story! From *"" ¦m;' 1 ""
of A,%.,r in the recall of the troops by Honojiu"
was half as long agaln4«v*V four hundred and
fifty years. Thai wan the time of which « owper
•The Roman* taught thy stubborn knee to bow,
But twice a •¦..>..: • "LI not '»¦•"•» the* now
It was i bright time for Britain, if one may
believe the orator i'.uiii. nius panegyric >>n < •'»
st antine oh. fortunate Britannia.' he ex
. . itns , .»,... hath nature deservedly enrl. h- d
Thou fe. •¦« neither the excessive cold of wln
t.-r nor th- scorching heat ..f summer. Thy
harvest* *upph thy tables with bread and thy
cellars with li.|«>»r. Innumerable are thy herds
of cattle and thy flocks of sheep, which feed
ii,-.- plentifully arid clothe thee richly. U.I
_.., | .... Britain's! good fortune had al
ready »M-Kun Those lift ••» rations of
Human governors and s.-ttWs built cities and
made roads Introduced civilization and law. the
arts ..f i..-a..- and war. in I became one "'the
factors of this nation. Whoso cares to looK
behind th. scenes of thai spacious tlme^-and
who cafes hot? ••• him «•> to the room* of the
Society "f Vntl«iuarlea. Burlington House, dvi
Ing th- next fortnight. md see the free exhibi
tion .1 rernulnß which illligeni explorers have
AT THE MERRY-GO-ROUND IN FRONT OF THE P R
disentombed from the «id buried i':n R dmui
t.>un >f Calleva, or CaDeva Attrenatum,
it is a wonder provoking story, that of Cal
leva At this day the place is a portion of a.
farm in Berkshire, part of the Strathneklsaye
estate, In the parish of SHchester. some ten
miles southwest of Reading, and three miles from
Mortimer Station, of the t;r--at Western Rail
way. Possibly nineteen hundred years ago it
waa a Roman town, with a wall round, ii two
miles in circuit. Then the Romans left; neree
Sax. >n times followed, and soon Calleva perished.
It waa a deserted town. Next for hundreds of
years it was buried, pastures grew, and corn
. rops ripened where there ha. l been basilica and
forum and shrine. Tel the covered city would
not be Ignored, for faithful old Leland, :n the
reign of Henry VIII. tells us that "the lines of
streets were noticed through differences in the
col >r of the crops growing over then*.*' Even in
our i.-h.s live th.-ir wonted ores. Then, la >••'
at the expense of the Duke of Wellington, rec
ular explorations began, and the Rev J. «J.
Joyce, rector of Strathneldsaye. unearthed two
large and two small houses, > circular temple,
a greal hall, or basilica: a marketpla ¦
forum, an 1 a large building, with oath.- at
tached, whh'h la believed to have been an inn,
or hospitium. Since IXtM) the work has been ear
n bj the s.i. h.-st-r Ex a vat ion Fund, and
have been I II rtj four additional < >m
plete house*, parts of thirteen others, a private
bathing establishment, two square temples, a
-trail shrine, a Christian church probably of
the fourth century, ¦<'¦'¦ i »ne of the oldest relics
of Christianity In Europe and a series of build
n an Industrial i|uarter, which w -r>- perhaps
rks, besides i singular system of drains
v. I a small watergate Here Is ti" military
tump, bul .» civil township, and no Roman mili
iar\ ¦ amp is half ti:- aixe nf the Silchester area.
British Roman site have there t n
brought to light -¦• man) houses, templi
buildings; and no other place has yield
l., forum -V i Christian church The objects
now shown are of Mr- civil type smiths' and
carpenters' tools, i -ih«»etnaker's anvil plough
A FAVORITE AMUSEMENT Fuk Till-; 1.l in. 1-; I.IRLS.
coulters, a huge- padlock, copper and bronze
cooking: pans, vases, vessels of various patterns.
panel of a mosaic pavement, and coins from
the republican days 4 Mark Antony through
the imperial domination down to the with
drawal. They are mostly of bronze. Many of
silver have been found, but gold coins are rare.
It may be added that gold coins of the n -' of
Kin« Edward VII to the value of tH.tx*) are also
lacking — wanted to complete those meat inter
eating explorations. The whole area covers one
hundred acres. Of these seventy-three have
been excavated and planned, "but a consid
erable portion of the city still remains la be ex
plored." i:>-n.ath there may yet be buried
priceless memorials of that distant past.
Tilt. LA&I SPEAKER OF CORXISH.
From The London News.
In the little villas- of 91 Paul, near Penzanee.
there is a monument erected to the memory of
Dolt, or Dolly, p«-ntr>-ath. who att lined the as*
of i |( _'. and was the last woman who spoke thr»
'¦'r'i:sh ton-rue. This is the inscription: "Here
lieth interred Dorothy Pentreath. win died in
1777. said to have been the last person who cos
versed in the indent Cornish, the peculiar lan
guage of this country from the earliest times
till it expired in the eighteenth century in thai
parish of St. Paul. This stone is erected by the
Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte, in union with
the Rev John <;arn»'tt. vicar of St. Paul. Jane.
l v «;i>. 'Honor thy father and thy mother that
thy days may be long upon the land which the
Lord thy Clod givttli thee.— Exod. xx. 12.'"
BORX WITH !.>¦>.<.
From The Washing! n Star.
"When I started bat in life I didn't have a dol
lar to my name.™ .-aid th.- man who boasts
•That's nothing." answered the satirical
friend. "When. I started oat I didn't even have
all of my name, It was several weeks before I