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\ Very Novel Submarine
Grapples Treasure Automatically.
Has Been Successfully Tested.
To be Tried at Havre
11. Piatti del'Pozzo is now carrying'
on a very Interesting series r.f experi-i
men.ts at Choisy le Hoy. which mark j
an important step toward the solution I
of the problem of working at great
depths under the s.a.
Like all the recen.t submarine work-1
ers, the inventor acknowledges thai his
object is lo recover lest submarine'
treasure. He gives the credit of his
machine to Jules Verne, who first con->
celved the Idea of submarine craft, but!
he also announces that a great deal is
due his own ingenuity for the very;
clever way in which he has adapted the
primitive idea to his present boat.
The name of the machine is the Sub
marine Worker, and the inventor
claims for It that, while a diver can only
descend to the depth of 120 feet, and the
diving bell to 250. hi? apparatus will
enable men to work at a depth of from
800 to 700 feet below the surface of the
The submarine worker consists of a. I
large hollow globe of cast-iron, on the j
top of which is a small railing. In«4df|
the railing Is a door through which men >
can descend Into the interior of th.i
globe. The iron walls are three inches
thick, and the' globe is ten feet across.
After descent into the interior, a drop
door seals Itself automatically. It is
then secured by nuts and. screws, s:>
that the globe ls positively water-tight.
The men descend the ladder and find
themselves in. a room completely fitted
out with every facility for deep sea
work. There are windows that give a
view of the surroundings, and there are
many grappling hooks for the securing
of treasure. The room is large enough
to contain, in addition to the men, elec
tric accumulators, connecting rods to
the screws, so that they can. be used at
any time, and the mechanism controlling
the rudder by means of which the boat
Is steered, and a telephone apparatus
er communication with the surface
The room Is lighted by electricity.
Outride the largest window there hangs
a powerful light, whlich Is suspended,
like the globe Itself, from the surface
One of the simplest, 'though most effec
tive features, is a large grappling hook,
which is fastened to the end of an au
tomatic rod, which ls worked from the
Ipsldc of the globe. A cable dropped
from above also connect* with this
hook. The man workimg inolde are to
fasten ihe hook by means of the interior
rod into any treasure that may be found,
when the men above pull it up lo the
surface by means of the cable.
By mean* of three screws and the
ladder the machine can be steered about
at pleasure, a. can move around a
wreck, or can™.volve on its own axis.
It can turn around a reef of rocks, and
while revolving, the grappling hooks can
be worked from the inside ar.d pieces of
wreckage brought up to the boat above.
The submarine wotker requiree a ves
sel as an aid upon the srface. This ves
sel lowers the globe ar.d holds itself in
icadiness to puii up ihe pieces of wreck
age. It also takeis- charge of the tele
phone wiire which runs along the cable
by which the machine is lowered to the
depth of the sea.
This cable la a very fine one, but In
case it should break, the boxes of ballast
which are fas'tentd to the bottom of the
globe can be severed from it, and the
glow Will then rise of itself.
Tnls is the eafert submarine worker
ever invented. There are no automatic
doors that open and close as the diver
goes out into the water and comes back.
consequently there' Is no chance, for the
bell to fill with water. It issealed before
being lowered, and the supply of air is
sufficient to last the men until they are
raised again. When they feel t'hait they
need air. they can give the signal, when
the air can be renewed.
The weight of the machine Is such that
it is almost impossible to handle it on
land It floaits in the water, and being
hollow, i; boibs like a ball upon the sur
: face of the ocean. Its weight is ten tons,
' but owing to the nature of its construe
. tion it will not sink without the boxes of
; ballast.
i One of the most important things is
' the- large wooden rudder which steers
the globe in any direction.. It Is neces
sary In the progress under the sea to
keep in communication with the vessel
above. The man at the telephone In
the globe at the bottom of the sea tells
the man in the ship above in what di-
j rection' to move, and at the same time
Ihe turns the rudder to guide the globe.
I fn this way an exact course can be taken
j and stops can be made wherever de
-1 sired.
The first experiment was a complete
success, although It was not attempted
at any great depth, the Inventor claim
ing that the machine was not quite
ready for deep sea work. In a few
days, however, it will be sunk In the
fle:-p sea off Havre, where It will be
put to work at a depth of 400 feet.
Should It prove entirely successful, the
syndicate backing the investor will at
once start out upon the manufacture
of Its structure, and a new Impetus
will be given to< the ever fascinating
work of recovering lost treasure from
the (lea's bed.
The apparatus Is the most simple of
any yet Invented, and, if the globe is
made strong enough to resist the force
of the water, there Is no reason why
it should not work well.
Brice at Politics and at the Theater
Young Stewart Brice, who Is about to j
make his debut in politics, is one of the
familiar figures at most of the first j
nights in New York, and he usually sits
in a box. He is a blonde young man
with an appearance of great determina
tion and. impetuousness, and since his
graduation from college has been in
business for only a few months.Tha : was
in the west. But he returned to New York
and resumed his place as a regular
among the persons who make a business
of seeing a play's first performance here.
He ls never accompanied by the mem
bers of his family, and, Indeed, his com
panions are likely to be theatrical peo
ple. Mr. Brie* sat In a box at a first
performance last week and witnessed j
the debut as a singer of a young woman
who had previously been associated with
other kinds of stage work. There wer->
no particular demonstrations of uncon
trollable enthusiasm over the young
woman., and some persons went so far as
to laugh when she sang for the first time
after a long course of vocal preparation. |
which had not been altogether kept from j
the public knowledge. Mr. Brice had j
frequently been seen at the theater with \
her, and viewing the young woman from 1
across the footlights in the gaze of a cru
elly indifferent audience emphasized the
usual intensity of his gaze. But even in j
his Interest he did not so far lose control
>f himself as to put his hand to his ear j
to try to catch the far-away, gentle |
sound of her voice, which positively re
fused to trust itself over the footlights. ;
—New York Sun.
Miss Madders—Don't you think us
poor humans of.ten misconstrue one an
other? I
Mr. Fadders—Yes; we often get an
idea that a man thinks he owns- the earth,
when he's merely living in a world of
his own.—Chicago Journal.
To Judge from the kicks raised by the
Los Angeles papers some of the editors
of that town have- been floundering
around in the Spring street reservoirs.—
Antelope Valley Gazette.
Terra cotta sleepers are In use- on Jap
anese railways. The increased cost is
compensated for by the greater resist
ance of decay.
On* of Ihe rncift curious trades extant
is that of a man in Berlin, who gets a
living by breeding rale for vivisection
The city of Rahway will soon possess
the largest dome in the east. It Is to be
erected over the New Jersey state re
An international congress-is being ar
ranged in Paris for the discussion of
means of preventing fires at'theaters and
other places of public resort.
A "htalth evangelist" who is talking
in the west says that in his opinion, many
cases of alleged total depravity are only
cases of tutal Indigestion.
The gold bricks made in Seattle from
Klondike gold are nine inches-long, three
Inches wide and three-eighths of an inch
thick, and are worth $1700 each.
One of Wichita's leading physicians if
liable to be called Into active service in.
the- German army In case of emergency.
He Is on a life furlough from the army.
A mill employing fifty men is now en
gaged in making paper from the bagasse,
or sugar cane refuse, which wasonce the
greatest nuisance to the sugar grower.
The London Stock exchange hasan or
chestra composed of the members of the
exchange, accounted one of the finest
amateur musical organizations In the
A woman of 97, now living in the
south, recently had a proposal of mar
riage. She is western by birth, is said
to be wonderfully attractive and looks
thirty years youujter than she is.
The city of Montreal, which taxes bi
cycles, is called on the defend an action
for damages brought by a bicyclist. P.
D. Ball was riding his wheel on one of
the public streets of the city when he fell
and was severely injured. He attributes
his fall to the bad condition of the roads,
and means, to find, out whether the city
can be made by law to keep good roads.
He sues for $5700 damages.
It is proposed to remove the Grant
statue in. St. Louis from Twelfth street
to Washington se.uare, near the new
city hall, mainly, apparently, to give
unimpeded way lor street car traffic.
A "new" father in a Missouri town
found a $20 gold piece tucked into the
lining of a baby carriage he bought
there, and. In twenty-four hours there
wasn't a baby carriage left on. sale In
th 3 place.
The broom factory in Colchester is to
start up very soon with a full force of
blind people. This Institution ls run by
the Connecticut Institute andi Lndustrl'al
Home for the Blind, an.ci will make all
kinis of brooms.
A noted woman phrenologist, after
an examination of female headis in va
rious cities, says that "the Boston girl
is apt to think most men are fools, aod
nearly drives them frantic with her
knowledge born of schools."
The amount of capital invested in the
manufacture of bicycle tires In th:
United Stales is estimated by an ex
change at $8,000,000. the number of per
sons employed at 3000 ana the number of
tires produced annually at 4,0£ : 0,000.
It Is clalmee'. that the X rays are ren
dered harmless to tlie human flesh by
a process discovered by Elliott Woods,
Bupei lntend-tr./; of the capitol at Wash
ington, which involves passing the
rays through gold, foil specially prepared
for the purpose.
Kansas and Missouri are rejoicing in
big apple crops, while everywhere else
In the union the fruit seems to be scarce,
small and of rather poor quality. New-
York buyers are reported to be swarm
ing In the two states, buying up all tne
apples hi sight.
Prizes amounting to $I'>.ooo and $16,000
Mexican morcy have beeo offered by the
Mexican ministry of education ancj pub
| lie works for the best design for a capi
tol building. The build!'. 13 Is to cost
i $1,500,000, ar.d. to be lot) meter* square.
! One of Gen. Gordon's empty uniform
leases, marked with is name, was found
lln one of the dervish boat*, recently
captured by Gen.. Hunter at El Pamcth.
; near Berber, Africa. The caw Is being
; sent home to Gen. Gordon's family.
I The British museum has buoks writ
-1 ten on bricks, tiles, oyster shells, bones
I and flat stones, together with manu
. scripts on bark, Ivory, leather, parch-
I ment, papyrus, lead, Iron, copper and
I wood. It has also three copies of the
I Bible written on the leaves of the fan
j The school board of Columbia, Mo.,
' has unanimously passed a resolution
declaring that the teachers employed
by the district should hereafter teach
jas the proper pronunciation of the name
|of this titatS "Mlzzoury."
' "Pittsburg Is to light London." It is
with this somewhat broad' statement
that a smoky city newspaper announces
the fact that the Westinghouee Electric
and Manufacturing company has receiv
< d an order from the Metropolitan Sup
ply company of London for a>n electric
lighting piant. The order callsfor three
dynamos of about 3000 h. rse power each.
The cost is estimated at about $450,000.
Losses Estimated at $38,000,000
Suffered in the Stricken Section
New Orleans, La.—The course of the
yellow fever Is being moat prominently
marked by the cost of the maintenance
of the quarantine regulations in this city.
In the state and In Mississippi, Florida.
Alabama and Texas. The people are
more fearful of loss of prestige as points
of commercial prominence than of the
ravages of the yellow fever. The history
of the-plague in all points, Ocean Springs
excepted, shows that there is the scanti
est hope of stamping out the disease
before frost comes. Current statistical
experience shows that the fever will
probably cost the. iives of 250 people in
the infected districts.
Only men of admitted statistical abil
ity can estimate the loss of commerce
| which this city will sustain, and com-
Iparatlve figures only afford a basis for
calculation of the cost of quarantine.
The town of Shreveport, La., has ex
pended $3000 to maintain a quarantine
for twelve days. Natchez, Miss., is pay
ing out $500 a day. Vicksburg, Miss.,
j embarrassed by an expenditure of $300
[ a day. has been forced to economize, and
men are now drafted into duty as quar
| antine- guards. It is believed that nearly
$100,000 has already been expended in
Louisiana alone, outside of New Orleans
It has, or will cost, Mississippi about
$125,000; Alabama, $50,000; Texas, $50,000;
Tennessee, $20,000, and Florida, $20,000.
New Orleans has paid out $15,000 for
'(salaries of guards, $40,000 for the river
j quarantine station, $50,000 for the de
] tention camp at the Rigolets, and $25,000
I for the camp at Fontalriebleu. These
figures Show that the quarantine alone
has cost, or will cost, upward of one-half
million dollars.
Dr. Joseph Holt, former president of
the board of health, originator of the prt-.
vaillng system of maritime quarantine,
and a gentleman in every way compe
tent to Judge, told me that in his opinion
the yellow fever here, the consequent
scare and the general quarantine de
clared against New Orleans, will mean
a loss of $25,000,000 to thiscity. Mobile.
Ala., the only other city of prominence
affected, will lose, comparatively speak
ing, one-tenth as much, or $2,500,000.
Other losses may make the total about
This loss Is not represented alone in
trade actually lost or In the paralysis
which commerce ls now suffering from,
but In the amount diverted to other
ports. This is the question more serious
to the future of the south than even
the fever itself.
Atlanta ls becoming restive under the
failure to receive mails within anything
like a reasonable length of time, and it
is claimed that more than $1,000,000 in
bank checks and drafts for Atlanta aiv
held up in the mail-gorged postofflce of
Mobile for lack of sufficient facilities to
promptly handle the fumigating plant.—
New York Herald.
The Good Man's Invocation
Down In the rural districts-it happened,
w hen the Mean Man invited the preach
er to dinner. The Mean Man had plenty
of money, but he didn't spend it on his
table, which on that occasion showed
but scant fare.
"Parson," said the Mean. Man, "times
air bard an' groceries hlsh; but, slch as
it is, you're welcome. Will you ax a
bles'sin' ?"
"I will," replied the parson, "fold your
hands." And then he said: "Lord, make
us thankful for what we are about to
receive—for these greens without ba
con, this bread without salt, this coffee
without sugar, and, after we have re
ceived It, give thy servant strength to
get home in time for dinner!" —Atlanta
Cyrus Field's Valuable Papers
In the valuable collection recently
presented by Mrs. Isabella Field Jud
son to the National museum In Wash
ington is the globe upon which her
father, Cyrus W. Field, traced the
course for the cable between. Newfound
land and' Ireland. lo addition to this,
the collection comprises Mr. Field's pri
vate papers relative to the laying of the
cable, the first cablegram sent and other
Interesting papers touching upon the
great work of his life.—Harper's Ba
Detracting from Hanna's Glory
Secretary Wilson's latest brochure '
declares that the red-headedi woodpecker j
Is the greatest friend the American
farmer has. This bold, attempt to filch;
Mark Hanna's political thunder comes,
from a most unexpected quarter. Has
the administration turned' on Hanna? :
Will Mark have to pause in his cam- !
palgn and settle with the red-headed :
wood pc c kc- r ?—Wa sbi n.g to n Post.
V. L. Moody the evangelist, Is hold
ing a series of services in Montreal this j
week, after which he will make a tour
through Canada, holiiliog services in
Quebec. Ottawa and other cltle-3, goire'
as far west as Winnipeg.
| -—Your Dream Is Realized |
\mColumhia y^f^t
\ Chain less f fx hi
| A Practically Perfect Wheel is JJd Jf i
i o/i Exhibition at our store * s
j You have been waiting for it —so have we. It has come and we are more than delighted—so will you be. The
I Columbia Chain less the realization of your dreams. Unaffected by mud, dust and water, noiseless; fast and (§
j easy coaster; it fills the bill to perfection
j Stephens & Hickok, 433 S. Broadway |
WENDELL EASTON, President. GEORGE EASTON, Vice-President
Ss to Buy"
Is the advice of one of the shrewdest business men in the city. "Get property in line with the city's growth and on some new
car line and you will make a fine profit on your investment. The city it is doubled in population during the last few years and
is growing more rapidly now than ever before The year 1930 will show a population ihree times that of 1893." Do not delay
and let this opportunity pass, but get in no n and make money buying In the Menlo Park Tract This section of the city is grow
ing wonderfully fast, is but 12 minutes from Second and Sprinc; streets, on the Central avenue electric car and the new electric
road on San Pejro street will get you there in less time and will add over 25 per cent to the value of your property. This Is an
Ideal Home Location
The lots front on Adams, Washington, Twentieth, Twenty-first, Twenty-second, Twenty-third, Twenty fourth and Twenty
fifth streets, are full size, beinej 50x150 and 40x150 teet to al5 foot alley. Remember, you will not have to pay for any
street work on this tract. The streets are grade!, gravel-d and sidewalkeJ and are sprinkled daily by the city without ex
pense to purchasers. Building restrictions insure first-class improvem;nts. You want to invest in a liva district This leads
(hem all. Eighty new homes built this year.
Five New Houses Started This Week
Look at this property and you will not buy els;wie-; Wiv? B:c,T.ise t lis section is wid:-aw\tk; and progressive and has a
fine future, while otlier parts of the city are becoming back numbers.
Go out on the Central avenue car or cjme to our olfi:e and w: will drive you out and show yoj the best opportunity for
a paying investment ever offereJ to the hoTii-seeker or sp:;uiat).-. Price; are reasonable. We are selling the lots from 1385
to 'icoo on liberal terms of one-fourth cash, balance on or before on :, two and three years at a low rate of interest For naps
and all particulars apply to
Easton, Eldridge & Co.
121 South Broadway.
I 4BL ! Removal Sale |
I ||h|TO i Reduced Prices $
|H •! A Itrge and complete stock to select from, |x|
Ivf i! embracing all the new and attractive
I. ij designs. «*,»*•»•.*
££>i Bg- !□ 1 1 We will occupy our new store, 312 and |2|
Cm- ' l| Jl4 South Broadway, about
fj —_J Nov. Ist or Nov. 10th m
| Buyer f r save ls to 25 Per Cent On XT |
SI Southern California Furniture Co. ||
|H 326-330 South Main Street |jg
I Best Method for Elderly People or Persons in Delicate Health and for Chtt. n
January 28, 1357. ThN is to certify that I have this morning had 22 teeth extracted I
by l>r Hchi'ftman, and suffered no pain or bad aftereffects, and I hertullv recommend B§
nil method. Jilts. 8. S. LAMMON, Sut E. Sifth street H
April 9. I have had 13 teeth extracted at one sitting by Ur Seliiffman without m
pain. The method is line. HENRY CUFPS, 109 Bote street. Sji
Rooms 20 to 20. 107 N. Spring St. Open Evenlng-i. I.:
Toproyldofor r\ rs p Qfi A WlflT
Have moved to fJi 9. Oltvo St.. south w«it ooriwt
Nlntb ami Olive. Commodious apartmanta Mp*
clully prepared for the comfort and ooaT«nUao«
of patrons. Old fnendg welcomed, Bverjr »U*>»
tloo paid to inquirers. TreatU* of J9.OJJ wvrtt
mailed frea.
Good Business Suits
Order $15.00..
All-Wool Pants to order, $3.50
5. R. Kellam._362_s..B'dwav l

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