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BOAT TO SWIM
L IKE A FISH
BY WATCHING THE FISH IN THE BATTERY PARK AQUARIUM THE IN
VENTOR GOT A BRIGHT IDEA FOR OUR NEXT TORPEDO BOATS.
One result of the recent war with Spain
has been to turn the thoughts of the
American inventors into new channels
and the departments at Washington are
now flooded with inventions all of which
are intended to simplify matters in case
of another national struggle. Of course,
as is to be expected, the majority of these
inventions are of such an impracticable
nature that they are rejected upon the
first inspection but there are some that
are too important not to be seriously con
sidered. One of these inventions is
Joseph Turner's "Oscillating Propeller."
Joseph Turner, the inventor, is a New
York man and lives at No. HIT West
Twenty-seventh street. He is a theatri
cal property man by profession and al
though but thirty years of age he has
long been recognized as one of the ablest
men of his craft. One day while study
ing the movement of the fish in the Bat
tery aquarium the idea occurred to him
that their motion might be imitated by
a mechanical device and that if this
could be done it would be the attainment
of the ideal propeller for steamships. For
months he worked upon those lines of in
vestigation and even the officials of the
navy department are compelled to ad
mit that he has succeeded in carrying his
idea into execution
The writer who recently considered Mr.
Turner's invention spoke of it as "two
sea serpents harnessed to a ship's keel
to draw it through the water at a hun
dred miles an hour," and the illustration
is an apt one, for the new principle of
ship propulsion that this inventor has
discovered is practically two serpents of
steel, driven by steam.
Mr. Turner's idea has been to do away
with the wasting of power that must fol
low the use of such mechanical devices
as paddle wheels and propellers. The
paddle wheels, as he explains, waste
more water than they push backward
and propellers expend a great deal of
their force by churning the water into
foam. With the new force that he has
discovered not a splash or a bubble is
made. As the fish swims so the creatures
of steel do their work. There is a quiet,
steady pressure and the water is pushed
backward swiftly, forcing the boat ahead
rapidly. There is no wake left behind,
no wash waves are thrown back to the
shore. Every ounce of power is untilized.
Nothing goes to waste.
In the model that Mr. Turner has sub
mitted for the inspection of the officials
of the naval department the secret of
this power is well illustrated. The force
is caused by a double line of hinged plates
four on each side, hinged together. As
the forward plates come together they
force the water out backwards where it
is taken in by the plates behind them and
forced still further to the rear. Before
the rear plates have ceased to force the
water back the forward plates have
opened out again throwing the water
back like a swimmer's arms. The plates
work in perfect unison, just as a piston
rod works in and out of a cylinder. The
joints are attached to the shafting by
eccentrics and as this shaft turns it gives
a sinuous movement to each line of
plates.
Although up to the present time the
Invention has been used only in a small
way the inventor is confident that it
would be just as successful when attached
to the largest craft. The only changes
that he would make would be to increase
the number of plates on each side and
he believes that when the shaft turned at
the rate of 500 revolutions a minute the
ship would be driven forward at the rate
of from sixty to seventy-five miles an
hour. At this rate of speed it would be
possible to cross the ocean in fifty hours.
As visionary as this may seem Mr. Tur
ner is confident that he has not over es
timated the merit of his invention. He
believes that it could be attached to any
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kind of sailing craft from a steam launch
to an ocean liner but he is particularly
anxious that it should be tried on one of
the torpedo boats of the United States
navy.
Ltuting the war the inventor took his
model to Washington and submitted it
to the inspection of Secretary Long and
Assistant Chief Naval Constructor Zahm.
These officials thought so well of the idea
that the matter was rushed through the
patent office and plans were made to give
Mr.'Turner an opportunity to show what
his propeller could do. The date of this
experiment has nut yet been set but it
will not be long before lie will be able to
give a practical illustration of his Inven-
tion for the benefit of the officials of the
naval department. From what they have
seen of the model they have no doubt but
that the new invention would propel a
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ship, the question being as to what ex
tent it is superior to a regular screw pro
peller. At first inspection Constructor!
Zalini declared that if Mr. Turner could
demonstrate the practicability of the in
vention its adoption by the government I
adoption by the gov
would undoubtedly follow.
Within the past few weeks Mr. Turner
has also entered into communication with
a company of French capitalists who are
anxious that experiments with the new
invention should also made in that coun
try. They have contributed 50.000 francs
to defray expenses of fitting out a boat
with the new propeller and the inventor
has consented to make a trial at Lyons
within a few months.
Patents are, in the meantime, being se
cured in all the countries of Europe and
in Canada for Mr. Turner does not pro
pose that others shall steal his invention
and profit undeservingly by his bright
idea.
HOUSEHOLD HINTS.
I
A very young housekeeper frequently j
makes the mistake of planning for a
great variety of dishes when she might
for the same outlay havt the very best !
cuts of meat and an abundance of tin
substantial.
As the spring approaches the new
schemes in wicker furniture multiply
more and more. Tinted in delicate shades
of green or red, or stained a deep bog |
oak, and upholstered in glazed cretonne !
in huge devices of Moral design in bright ;
tints, they are certainly things of beauty,
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For pillows, table covers, screens, cur- !
tnins for closet, doorway or bathroom ;
window denim has unlimited possibili- :
ties. I
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Halls should be given large effects in j
striking colors. This adds to the stair- '
case, gives a warm, comfortable, cozy j
look. and. above all, a style, especially if ,
the hall is narrow.
A pretty way to treat tlie floors of bed-
rooms in a summer home is to enamel
them in the colors used on metal bed- |
steads. Moss-green shingle stain, the j
copper color that is used for roofs, and
Dutch blue are particularly desirable.
Whatever color is chosen, let the wall
covering match the floor and have the
woodwork white. Tn a room treated
after this manner a wainscotting of
denim or matting is very apropos, and
the Gull shades mentioned above for floor I
stain harmonize with the new spring j
wall papers, mattings and denims.
Never wear squeaking hoots in a sick- j
room, and avoid, as far as possibles gar- ,
ments that rustle. j
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A nurse should use care that no person I
having wet or even damp clothing should I
enter the sickroom. Never get out of pa-
tience with the whims of an invalid, hut
try to coax and soothe without irritating
them.
Do not give sick people fried foods or
anything highly seasoned. Avoid hot
bread and biscuits and strong tea and
coffee.
For use In polishing knives a handy de-
vice is formed of two flat pieces of mate-
rial. having polished cushions on their
opposing faces, the upper member being
pivoted on the lower to admit the knife
blade between the two.
AN ARTISTIC MIX-UP.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: A well known
attache of the Hollenden hotel has a
maidservant in tiis household, whose
would make Erebus look like
j early twilight. Some time ago this dusky
j maid determined she would have her pic-
ture taken. She wanted a number of
copies to send to 'Rastus and her other
friends, and she had a personal desire to
see how her looks had improved since th
last photograph.
Nothing would do but she must pat
ronize a loading photographer. So one
day, attired in her Sunday-go-to-meet
in' clothes' she visited the studio, looked
pleasant, and was assured that the pho
tographs, when finished, would be
promptly mailed to her address.
in course of time the package arrived
and the delighted girl hurried hack to the!
kitchen to open il.
A few moments later one of the other !
members of the household heard a dull |
tlnid, accompanied by a wild cackling. I
Sho hurried back to the kitchen and there |
was the maid Sitting flat on the floor,
having evidently tumbled from the coal
box, grasping a photograph in either
hand, and wearing a smile of ecstatic
delight.
"Looky dat. missy," she cried, "looky
dat! Did yo' evah see anythin' mo'
beautiful in all yo' bo'n days? Wonder
what 'Rastus 'll say to his baby now?
But, oh. missy' I'se mos' 'fraid dat fo
tumgrapher has done got me jes' a lill
might too pale!"
She held up the photographs.
They were unmistakably the likeness
of a white girl.
At about the Same time a Euclid ave
nue belle was opening a similar package.
There was a smile of delightful antieipa
tlon on her face as she drew forth the
contents of the envelope Then she gave
I * ' vlla **riek and toppled back in her
chair. The face that smiled up at her
was black!
"It must be the effect of some dread
ful chemical change," suggested the
horror-stricken mother.
"Chemical rubbish," cried the daugh
ter. "those are not my pictures!"
Of course you see how it was. The pic
tures were mixed by the Buttercup whose
business it was to package them up.
A CHAPEL IN A COAL MINI
London Leader: Few places of worship
in the country have more interest tTian
the Miners' Sanctuary in the My'ndd
Newyyd (New Mountain) Colliery, near
Swansea. Sitiutted 750 feet below the
I surface of the earth, with four long rows
j of pibwood to sustain the roof, a rude
desk on a large lump of coal for a pulpit,
and a series of rough hewn planks as
! "pews," it is indeed the strangest of the
strange bethels int wild Wales.
Every Monday morning without a
break for fifty-four years the colliers
have crowded into the novel apartment
to ask the blessing of Providence upon
the week's work.
To Ihe eldest miner present the conduct
|
! of the service 1» customarily intrusted
; but properly ordained divines have not
infrequently descended into the mine be-
fore the Monday's "turn" has commenc
! ed, and the whitewashed walls of the lit-
; tie chapel have resounded with that Cel-
: tic fervor which Welshmen speak of as
I the hywl (which no irreverent Saxon
I should pronounce as howl.)
j One motto there is .painted near the
' pulpit: "Os nos heb ddim ser nid nos heb
j Dduw deyruasa lau wadnaw Mynydd
if , Curios." Freely interpreted, that is: "If
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of
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it is night without stars 1 , it is not night
without God, for He reigneth under the
foundations of the mountain."
Whether it be ascribed to good luck, to
good management or the responsive pro
tection of Providence, it is a fact that for
the last half-century Mynlydd Newydd
Colliery has been singularly free from
serious accidents.
The colliery is owned by Messrs. Vivian
& Sons, and the late Lord Swansea did
much to encourage the devotional exer
cises in the pit.
j
ATROCIOUS CONUNDRUMS.
At a local dinner party on Washing-
j ton's birthday the guests were entertain-
, e( j y,y some new conundrums furnished
j by the hostess. They were atrocious con-
' undrums, and the more atrocious they
I were the better the guests seemed to like:
I them.
luck."
Here are a few for example:
Question—"Why did Washington cross
the Delaware?'! . ■
Answer—"To get on the other side."
Q.—"Why did they bury Washington
standing?"
A.—"Because he couldn't be made to
lie."
Q.—"What was the other name of
Washington's valet?"
A.—"Forge."
Q.—"What did George say when th"y
told him his trousers were torn?"
A.—"He said lie didn't care a Continen
tal darn."
Q.—"Why did they call him George?"
A.—"To attract his attention."
Q.—"Why did Washington wear a
cocked hat?"
A.—"To keep his head warm."
Q.—"Why was George's father glad that
George cut down a cherry tree?"
A.—"Because it might have been a
pair."
Q.—"On wha| occasion did Washington
swear?"
A.—"On his wedding day. He Custis
Q.—"When did George make the finest
display of his courage?"
A.—"When he wedded a widow."
—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
l 'NIQUE FLOOR.
The floor of the rotunda in the London
Coal Exchange, where (he merchants
gather, is very unique. It is composed of
inlaid woods, arranged in the form of a
mariner's compass, within a border of
! Greek fret. Upward of 4,000 pieces of wood
| are employed. Almost every British
I variety is included in this scheme of deco
| ration.
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HUDYAN
DESTROYS DISEASE GERMS
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CUKE.
DO YOU SUFFER FROM STOMACH TROUBLE? The symptoms are pain in stomach, palpitation of heart, nervous
ness, belching of sour gas, sleeplessness, headache, offensive breath, constipation, tired and worn-out feeling. HUD
YAN WILL CURE.
ARE YOU A VICTIM OF KIDNEY DISEASE? The symptoms arc pain in the back, emaciation, pale or sallow
complexion, swelling of feet, pufliness under eyes, sediment in the urine, pains in the limbs, loss of flesh, excessive thirst,
general weakness. HUDYAN WILL CURE.
HAVE YOU A BROKEN-DOWN NERVOUS SYSTEM? The symptoms are tremblings, sleeplessness, melancholia,
headaches, irritable disposition, easily excited, loss of appetite, palpitation of the heart, weakness—physical and mental,
dizzy spells or fainting spells. HUDYAN WILL CURE.
The Northwest, As Well As Every Other Seetionof This Great
Union Continues to Endorse Hudyan.
WHITMAN, OF
IDAHO.
MONTPELIER.
Dear Doctors—I believe that your Hud-
yan is exactly what you say it is. because
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and could not lift more than half as
much as when I was in perfect health. I
suffered a great deal from palpitation of .
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my bowels were all wrong. I began the
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Tn j
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M. F. WHITMAN.
HUDYAN cures diseases of the Rlood and Nerves, Nervousness, Weakness, Exhausted Nerve Vitality, Rheuma
tism, Sciatca., Locomotor Ataxia, Paralysis', Sleeplessness», Headache, Despondency, Mental Depression, H>stena, . u
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Yon may consult the Hudyan Doctors if you wish free of charge. A corps of competent physicians is waiting to seiv e
you. Cal! or write.
HEXJ-YTD A. 3 ST
Cor. Stockton, Ellis and Market Sts.
PÎ.ELÆEJID'Sr CO.,
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
■JAG" SNAKES.
The next time you see snakes after a
three days' celebration console yourself
with the retlection that they are all in
your eye. They are due, says an eminent
oculist, to the presence, in certain veins
of the eye, of dark, pulsating blood, as a
result of alcoholism,. making them re
LOUIS BADER, OF FT. YELLOWSTONE^
Hudyan Remedy Co., Dear Sirs—I feel
that Hudyan has been beneficial to my
whole general system, and the dull, heavy
disagreeable feeling in my head has
passed away entirely. Those headaches,
which were formerly so frequent, are now
no more. I do not have any more dizzy
spells and do not notice the specks before
my eyes. I do not have the pain in my
. side any more and my bowels are regular.
I am more energetic and when I work it
doesn't wear me out. I have gained in
strength and in weight. My tongue is
not coated ahdm y breath is not offensive
as it used to be. I just feel fine in every
way, and for the past two months I have
j spoken to many of my friends in favor
j of your medicine. I cannot help but speak
well of it since I owe my present happi
ness to it and to your good advice. I
J don't think that any of my symptoms
: will return again, but if they should X
I have one box in the house, and I can tell
j you right now that I never will be with
j you right now that I............-- ------
out Hudyan where I can lay my hands.
on it when I want it. Should my bow
els ever become costive:, I know that a
| few doses of Hudyan will correct them,!
! and it won't make me sick like most
powerful pills that are sold.. I found your
' little tablets pleasant to take and effec
[ tive. You may freely refer me to parties
who wish to know about your medicines
and I can assure you that I will always
1 speak of it in the highest praise. Yours]
] sincerely,
| LOUIS BADER,
I Ft. Yellowstone.
semble snakes in appearance and motion.
Hitherto it has been supposed that the
"snakes" which men reported having seen
in their alcoholic delirium were simply
creatures of the imagination. Now we
are told that these hallucinations have an
actual basis. Statistics on this subject
collected by the oculist show that 95 liar j
cent of the visual hallucinations experi- >
VM. G. GLENN, OF MOUNTAIN HOME,
IDAHO.
Hudyan Remedy Co., Gentlemen—I
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it is no wonder that they give vent to
their feelings. I cannot help but write
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effect of your medicine in my case. I
used to suffer terribly from pains in my
limbs and joints and back. I suppose it
must have been rheumatism. This con
dition existed for several years, during
which time I tried ever so many remedies
without any permanent result. Fate dealt
kindly with me when it directed me to
ward your Hudyan, because your rem
edy is the one that brought about the
happy change. I am sure that besides
my rheumatic trouble, my heart and kid
nev« affected to a certain degree.
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In fact, that rheumatism and heart
trouble and kidney trouble are very otten
associated. I suffered from palpitation
of the heart a great deal and sometimes
a feeling of dizziness. I could always
see a light, grey-like deposit in my urine
and there was always pain in my back
over the kidneys. Your remedy cor
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WM. GLENN.
>f ser
enced in delirium tremens consist
penta in one form or another.
The only thing that interferes with the
philosophical consolation to be derived
from this is that at this interesting timv
a man is too busy to remember it. __
STOLE A BRICK HOUSE.
Budapest, or one of its suburbs, lias one
thief of Whom the battled police force,
but for piofe-ssional scruples, would lie
really proud. A real- estate agent un
able to rent for the winter the suburban
cottage which ho had occupied during the
summer, locked the gates and doors and
moved back to Budapest. One day not
long ago the city architect approached
him with reference to t lie siale of his
property, which was desired as a site for
a public bundling. The agent named his
price.
"But," said the architect, "is not that
a little high for vacant property?"
"Vacant property! Bless you, man! it
isn't vacant. There's a brick cottage on.
it and a good one."
"Really," returned the other, "you are
mistaken. I was there but yesterday,
and there is no sign of a house on y 'in
land."
Tlie owner Investigated, and found that
he was, in fact, no longer a hou - -holder.
Duiing the fall a gang of bricklayers
had appeared, demolished the house—a
task that consumed about a week—loaded
it into carts and departed, whither the
police cannot discover. —Chicago Record,
SAILOR AS A WITNESS.
A sailor was called up as a witness.
"Well," said the lawyer, "do you know
the plaintiff and defendant?"
"I don't know the drift of them words,"
answered the sailor.
"What! do not know the meaning of
the words plaintiff and defendant?" con
tinued the lawyer; "a pretty fellow you
must be to come here as a witness. Can
you tell me where on board it was that
the one man struck the other?"
"Abaft the binnacle," said the sailor.
"Abaft the binnacle," rejoined the law
yer, "what do you mean by that?
"A pretty fellow you," said the sailor,
"to come here as a lawyer, and don t
know what abaft the binnacle means."

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