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typewriter. together get railroad this the have man wife years long. from creditor and operator to was first-rate In hundred me and export are INVENTOR RADDATZ'S SUBMARINE BOAT HE SATS HER TRIALS HAVE PROVED HER EMINENTLY SUCCESSFUL WILL SINK ANY WARSHIP But He? Does Not Want Her I'aed For That Purpose Particularly She Was Built With the Idea of Discoverlnn Sunken SliipN, Laying Submarine Cables and Other Similar Purposes. A Complete Success. Special Correspondence of The Times. Oshkosh, Wis., January 7. Much interest has been aroused and much attention attracted by a series of experiments experiments being carried on in Lake Winnebago, near here, with a submarine boat. How it got there Is a question which no one has been able to answer, since a Rtrange secrecy secrecy has been maintained regarding it. How It was built or operated would never be discovered, but the fact that It has proved entirely successful and will be publicly tried within a short time was developed In a recent Interview with Richard Raddatz. the inventor. He talked quite freely of his boat and very entertainingly. "The submarine boat Is a winner." he said, "and the time has come when, in Justice to myself, I feel I should respond to your Invitation to make public the result result of my experiments. I have put the boat through a series of the most trying tests, and she has come through them all with flying colors. If such an expression can be used In connection with a boat that travels beneath the waves, where colors cannot very well be flown. To show how tallied by automatic mechanism upon a level keel for any length of time that she may remain submerged. The depth to which this craft can safely descend Is estimated at 500 feet. As this Is merely a question of the strength of the shell, of course any reasonable or desirable depth can be attained attained by building shells strong enough to withstand the pressure of the added weight of water. ' Upon the size of the boat depends depends Its power, speed, length of submergence submergence and other qualifications. These can be Increased to any extent suitable for the purpose to which it is to be put. "This submarine boat is 65 feet long, 4 feet in diameter and 74 feet high at the highest point. It is built of five-sixteenths five-sixteenths five-sixteenths armor steel upon a steel framework. The forward end of the boat Is armed with a steel spur of Intense penetrating capacity. The maximum speed attained at the surface surface was fourteen miles an hour, with an expenditure approximating forty-five forty-five forty-five horsepower. horsepower. Its speed when submerged varies from one to ten miles per hour, depeuding principally upon the clearness of the water and the limits of vision. "The boat Is not Intended solely for waging waging war on the leviathans of the deep, although although with Jts steel nose it can sink any battleship afloat with ease. I hope to see it put to useful and peaceable work In locating locating wrecks, carrying on coast and geodetic geodetic survey, pearl, coral and sponge fishing, fishing, survey for Individual enterprises, ca ble laying aud repairing, rendering aid to wrecking associations, corporations and divers, and for general scientific exploration exploration in deep water." Mr. Raddatz says nothing regarding the vast store of wealth that awaits at the bottom of the ocean the coming of the first submarine crew. The cascades of golden golden coins that were emptied from the coffers coffers of sunken treasure ships to fill the money chests of Jules Verne's Captain Nemo are still In store for the man who can reach them. There need be no hurry about It either, for there is enough treasure In the grasp of old Father Neptune to make the crews of a big fleet of submarine boats rich beyond the dreams of avarice. mi would In this our meet tives ancestry No repute number than students rolls, From Turkey, Spain, drawn Northern From America Atlantic Not classics, advantages medical attractive. At markable Japan

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  1. The Times,
  2. 09 Jan 1898, Sun,
  3. Page 17

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