Three Dots

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Three Dots - MYSTERIOUS MESSAGE - Received Each Niqht at...
MYSTERIOUS MESSAGE - Received Each Niqht at Midnight A Wireless Wonder. Tarls, Oct. 4j Tho astronomers of Franco have boen living In u state of terrible excitement during the last two weeks, and all because of the wireless telegraphy. There aro in tills city a, number of wireless telegraph stations, the most prominent of these being at the top of Eiffel tower, and every night for some time the receivers in tills station have recorded a mysterious message consisting of three dots. no more and no less. The messages have been received Just at tho stroke pf 12 midnight, from whero no one knows, but since somebody suggested that this might be the first attempt of tht Inhabitants of the planet Mars to communicate with the earth, every astronomer In France lias been busy watching tho planet through his telescope. As it will be remembered the first wlrelens message tlashisl across tho Atlantic ocean by Slgnor Marconi consisted of three dots, which Indicates the letter "b, ' and whv should not tlio Martians have the same Idea? A representative of a prominent Vans newspaper went to M. Camillo Flammarion, the famous astronomer, and asked his opinion, which he readily gave. "I do not believe," he said "that tho Inhabitants of Mars are sending the mysterious messages which are agitating our scientific minds of toclav, though I admit that I consider such a thing possible. The only reason whic h makes me doubt that the message comes from our neighboring planet Is the fact that It Is at present as far away from us as It is posslhle for It to he. and the Martians would probably have chosen some other time to make the attempt." M. Flammarion Is, however, as anxious as any of the other astronomers to discover the cause of the mvsterl-ous dots, and admits that he hies not yet found any plausible explanation of them. He believes flint we shall, within tho very near future, he utile tn communicate with unr fellow beings on other planets, and that wireless tcle-granhy may be the successful means of doing so.

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  1. The Winnipeg Tribune,
  2. 05 Oct 1906, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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