Science: Salvage

At Paterson, N. J, seven young engineering students—George Duggan, Henry Walstenholme, Richard Jenkinson, Julian and Edward Yzewyn, Tice Van Dyk and Frederick Bomelyn—have been improving their summer evenings by prowling along the shores of the Passaic River with a dip needle, the instrument used to locate subsurface metals. Last week, under a bridge, the needle dipped strenuously. The prospectors seized shovels, dug, ejaculated, waved their shovels in muddy triumph. Their buried treasure was not a cache of pirate bullion, or a mastodon's skull, but an...

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