Before trying to seize the projectile, Engineer Murchison wanted to find its exact position at the bottom of the ocean.
Maston, the brothers Blomsberry, and Engineer Murchison, without heeding these dangers, took their places in the air-chamber.
American engineers could not be troubled with such trifles.
The grasp included the whole correspondence, with one exception -- that exception being a final report from the civil engineer, which notified the termination of the connection between his pupil and himself, and the immediate return of Frank to his father's house.
The plain facts, as stated by the engineer, were briefly these: Frank was not possessed of the necessary abilities to fit him for his new calling; and it was useless to waste time by keeping him any longer in an employment for which he had no vocation.
Was it Frank's fault if he had not got the stuff in him that engineers were made of?
For a time these paper-wound cables were soaked in oil, but in 1890 Engineer F.
Here the work of the telephone engineer has been so well done that although every room in these cliff-buildings has its telephone, there is not a pole in sight, not a cross-arm, not a wire.
The workmen, as commanded by the engineer
, drew back with their ears down, and shaking their heads, with the exception of the one who held the plank, who prepared to perform the office.
Later in the day he accosted the chief engineer with a confidential, "Here, let me tell you the old man's latest.
Rout likewise wrote letters; only no one on board knew how chatty he could be pen in hand, because the chief engineer had enough imagination to keep his desk locked.
Suddenly a bell thrills; the engineers run to the turbine-valves and stand by; but the spectacled slave of the Ray in the U-tube never lifts his head.
We hurry into the heavy rubber suits--the engineers are already dressed--and inflate at the air-pump taps.
The newspapers published information of an unprecedented rise in wages and shortening of hours for the railroad employees, the iron and steel workers, and the engineers and machinists.
After the strike on the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1877, he broached a scheme to have the Locomotive Engineers make terms with the railroads and to "go it alone" so far as the rest of the labor unions were concerned.