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 - wasn't any more than so high. He died In 18&5...
wasn't any more than so high. He died In 18&5 of water on the brain. "So you Bee that, except for Hons, there aren't many wild beasts born In captivity, and I had as lief undertake to train a Jungle beast as one born here a little rather. In fact, because It would be easier to throw a scare Into hlm."7-Harvey Sutherland In Ainslee's Magazine. TESLA HARD AT WORK. From a Tower 216 Feet Hlsrh He Will Try to Oatdo Mareoal. Nikola Tesla says that he Is nearly ready to make a practical test of his system of wireless telegraphy at long distances. He told a reporter that he expected to be able )o make a definite announcement on the tubed within three months. Mr. Tesla's work and plans in this direction have been surrounded by much mystery. He has been experimenting for several years. Some of his experiments were conducted on the top of Pike's Peak, which gave rise to a report that his sending and receiving stations were to be located at very high altitudes, In August last, however, he purchssed 200 acres of land at Wardenclyffe, L. I., and announced that his principal station on this side of the Atlantic would be located there. Wardenclyffe Is on the north shore of Long Island, about sixty-five miles from this city. It is reached by the Port Jefferson branch of the Long Island railroad. Since the purchase of the land work has been going forward rspldly on the construction of buildings. The plant, when completed, will consist of five or six separate structures. It Is reported that Mr. Tesla Intends to remove his entire electrical laboratory from East Houston street In this city to Wardenclyffe, but the Inventor declines to disclose his plans In that respect. The most interesting building In process of erection at Wardenclyffe Is the tower, from which wireless messages will be sent and received. When completed. It will be tie feet high. The diameter at the base Is 100 feet: at the top eighty feet. It Is constructed of wood and Iron. . The secrets of the Interior of the tower are closely guarded. It Is known, however, that at the base of the structure there Is an entrance to a well 120 feet deep, with a staircase leading down to It. From the bottom of the well there will be four tunnels, each 100 feet long, which are now being excavated. Mr. Tesla has recently taken out patents on several new devices for receiving wireless messages. The purpose of his new instruments is to increase the force of the Impulse produced by the Herts waves. Speaking of his system, he says: "The current which I will use will be of the fsmlllsr alternating type. The energy which is generated in that form will be stored In a condenser, but after Its discharge therefrom the intensity of the vlbratlona will be magnified 10. 000 times. These vibrations will be of the kind best calculated for transmission through the earth, which is my real conductor. At the receiving station I will provide means for magnifying the force of the Incoming vibrations a quarter of a million times." It Is not known where the Tesla station on the other side of the Atlantic will be located. The inventor Is conducting the work as secretly as possible, because be does not want his rlvsls to learn of his plans. It Is known smong his friends that he was grestly disappointed because Marconi was the first to send a wireless message across the AUantlo, an honor which he had hoped to win for himself. He has declared, however, that he expects to eclipse the performance of Marconi when ho gets his system In operation. New York World. 'FORCE OF VIBRATION. Arrhltect Telia Why a Fiddle Caa Shake a Great Balldlas;. "What force least expected does the greatest damage to buildings? a News representative asked a well-known architect. "It Is difficult to tell. But I wlUventnre to say that you would never expect violin playing to Injure the walls of a building. Yet that Is certainly the case. There have been Instsnces when the walls of stone and brick structures have been seriously Injured by tho vibrations from a violin. Of vourse these esses are unusual, but the facts ar established. The vibrations of a violin are something terrible In their unseen, unbounded force, and when they come In contact with regularity they bear their Influence upon structures of stone, brick, or iron. Of course it takea continuous playing for many years to loosen . masonry or to make Iron brittle, but that result Is obtained. In the great Masonic temple in Chicago I have thought of what the result might be If a man would stand on the first floor, at the bottom of the nineteen-story light well, and play there continuously. The result could be more easily seen there than almost any place else, because the vibration gathers force as It sweeps upward. A man can feel the vibrations of a violin on an ironclad ocean vessel, and at the same time be unable to hear the music. It is the regularity of the vibration which means so much. Like the constant dropping of water wearing away a stone, the Incessant vibration of the violin makes it way to the walls and attacks their solidity. "But why doesn't this vibration affect the player?" "Because a man Is a flexible object. lie can give way to motion and resume his place again. A frame building would not be dam

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 02 Mar 1902, Sun,
  3. Page 10

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