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Wednesday, May 6, 1891
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GREAT EXPOSITION, Bomo Late Information the World's Fair, What tlie Oovct-nment Will Do to Make It a Grand Success — Two Unique Structures Described by Their Designers. The government's exhibit at the World's fair in 1893 promises to be one of the most interesting features of the exposition. The naval exhibit will certainly be so. James H. Windrim, supervising- architect of the treasury, presented an alternate plan for a government building last February. This was offered at the invitation of eome of the authorities, who believed that the plans already regarded as final were not sufficiently striking, and the new plans were made to show a structure of greater central elevation of polygonal form, retaining the original outer lines, covering the space of 420 by 8(50 feet allotted to the uses of the government. The first plans were designed to provide a building within the cost of $400,000 authorized by the congress. As the later, or "alternate," plan contemplated an expenditure of $800,000, and the congress was opposed to extending the appropriation, the first plans were retained, and will be used in the construction of the building. There are as yet no plans of the details of the interior, either to show location of exhibits or style. A interest of the great show and become permanent attractions. Among other clever ideas Mr. ,7. B. Holpenny, of Chicago, has submitted a plan for a huge leaning cantilever tower, 225 feet in height and 70 feet square, to be built of steel, weighing 600 tons and costing $500,000. The tower, according to his statement, will support 100,000 pounds in weight on the top story, which will lean 100 feet from the perpendicular. This tower, he claims, could be built in eight months, including the shop work and erection. The plan is for the tower to be in the form of a gigantic letter L, of which the lower part acts as a foot to counteract the lean of the superstructure. He says the framework is of steel truss construction, forming a huge cantilever of enormous strength and rigidity, which combines for support a substructure of metal. The tower frame and substructure as a whole resembles the lettter L, making in principle an immense unyielding L of which the lower part acts as a foot or offset to counter the lean of superstructure. The depth of the substructure is 48 feet, area 105 by 115 feet. The construction of the foundation is chiefly of plate-riveted iron girder work, imbedded in concrete, which forms a solid bed about 18 feet deep. This girder-concrete foundation has the characteristic of being continuous in structure and rigid throughout, and is especially designed for building on yielding substrata, such as the deep clay of Chicago. On the girder work there are bolted U 9. GOVERNMENT BUILDING •WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION tentative plan, by which to indicate that the departments of the government, except the navy, will be provided for under one roof, has been made. These departments, together with the Smithsonian institution and the fish commission, will be grouped about a central court of octagonal form, with the main entrance on the lake front. The appropriation for the building is not large enough to permit of elaborate architecture or the indulgence in a taste for much ornamentation. The most popular feature of the exhibition will be the exhibit of the navy department. Capt. E. W. Meade, U. S. N., suggested some time ago that aa the navy would have a large and very interesting contribution to make to the exposition it would be desirable to present it as an object lesson in a structure resembling as closely as possible one of the latest designs of the constructors of our navy for a powerful inan-of-war. The suggestion met with prompt approval, both for its novelty and practicability. Instead of arranging the exhibit of the navy department in a hall U will be put in a structure resembling in every detail a ten-thonsand-ton coast line battle ship, like the Indiana, the Massachusetts or the Oregon, now building. It is considered desirable by the inventor of this design that the building should be erected at the lake front. The model is thus described by Harper's Weekly: It will be 348 feet in length and 6 1 J feet in width, and to all appearances will be identical with the steel-bearing plates, and on these plates the massive truss foot of the cantilever rests. This foot at the left side will be attached to the metal parts of the bed by lai-ge steel pins and eye bars, but these connections will not be brought into play unless the tower is heavily loaded. In the superstructure three lines of trusses constitute the main supports; two form sides of the tower, the third has a middle position and a lateral truss system braces them together. Pin connections are used for truss members. The walls of the tower are comparatively light, being simply a framing of small-sized angle iron attached to the trusswork and having a facing of embossed sheet metal. The exterior will be painted a dark terra cotta color. Electric hoist elevators and easy stairways will conveniently lead from the entrance to the upper stories. Above the fh-st story there are five floors. They are inclined and consist of series of broad steps extending across the tower. Numerous windows light the interior, balconies provide interesting outlooks for visitors, and at the top of the tower an extensive view of the surroundings and a mid-air realization may be had. A spacious buffet, serving light refreshments, will be in the top story, and about midway will be the tower curiosity shop. The visitor can also reach the foundation and view its construction. In building the cantilever or L tower for exhibition purposes it will make the greatest leaning structure in the world, and be unique in many particulars. Besides affording an attrac- UNITED STATES COAST LINE BATTLE SHIP. battle-ship that will cost $3,000,000. The materials of construction will be brick, iron and wood, and plaster will be combined with paint in effective imitation of iron and steel. Upon this model ship there will be mounted fifty guns of all calibers, from the great 18- inch monster, that carries a projectile weighing 1,100 pounds, to thel-pounder rapid-fire guns and the gatlings. Everything appertaining to the fully- equipped battle-ship will be seen in its proper place. Turrets, torpedo-boats, torpedo nets and booms, boats, anchors, chain-cables, davits, awnings, deck fittings, and the appliances for working all of these things, will be shown. The 18-inch guns, of which there are four, will be models, as the real gun and carriage weighs 115 tons, and would require a building of great strength for support. Officers and seamen and marines will be detailed to illustrate the discipline and mode of life on shipboard^ The super-structure will show the cabins, staterooms, messrooms, galley, mess-tables for the crew, lockers and other fittings. There will be opportunity to exhibit on the berth- deck the macM.nery by which the ship will be operated, charts, and instruments of navigation, ordnance implements, including' electrical devices, gun-carriage, motors, range-finders, models of type ships, and samples of provisions, clothjfnjgr, bunting, signals and flags. There will also be portraits oi naval heroes from the time of Paul Jones to Farraffu4 Foote aud Porter, and the costumes of the navy f rpm 1774 to the present titue wty be worn by the attendants, t The directors pf thj|v . tiono to receive tive sight for visitors it will present a novel display of the application of metal to all building- purposes. Scarcely less interesting is the suggestion offered by Oberlin Smith, of Bridgeton, N. J., who has submitted designs for one of the most unique structures ever proposed. It is for a mammoth tower, with a huge oscillating beam, from the ends of which would be suspended two big globes, in which visitors would be admitted and raised eleven hundred feet above the ground. The beam would be on the principle of a see-saw, and would be, beyond question, the biggest thing of the kind ever devised. Mr. Smith is an engineer of great; reputation. "The general idea of the scheme," said Mr. Smith to a newspaper man, "is to make a permanent octagonal tower of severely plain contour, about six hundred feet high, and surmount it with a sheet metal statue of Columbus about one hundred and twenty-five feet high. This statue should look westward. The dome-shaped top would be about a hundred feet in diameter, riveted together from plate steel The posts at each angle of the octagon would be shells of steel plate ten or twelve feet in diameter, riveted up like a boiler shell and tapering somewhat toward the top by placing each section inside pf the one below. The cross pieces and braces would probably be of channel iron, tee iron, etc. An interior skeleton shaft, containing an elevator, might be erected vertically in the center. Pivoted to the tower there would be, dur- ij»g the exposition, y; least, a huge g beam, swingta^ after the Between each end of this double beam would be a globe of sheet metal about 100 feet in diameter, with one or more floors inside and rows of windows at a proper distance above them. These spheres would represent the eastern and THK CANTILEVER, OB LEANING TOWER. western worlds respectively, and they might be painted on the outside to represent ordinary terrestrial globes. Near the bottom of each globe would be doors of ingress and egress, through which passengers would pass when one of the globes touched the ground. When one of the globes was loaded, which would take but a few seconds, the beam would be set in motion to the reverse position, starting very slowly and accelerating to a rapid motion in the middle of its course and gradually slowing again toward the end, thus making the motion perfectly eapy, but raising the passengers to a height of 1,100 feet in three or four seconds, instead of thirty or forty minutes that were required to ascend the Eiffel tower. The height attained would also be greater. In addition this tower would have the advantage of a capacity many times as great as the Eiffel tower, for while one load of passengers was at the top enjoying the scenery another load could be taken into the globe that was down on the ground. These globes would remain with their floors horizontal by being ballasted at the bottom, but if additional security was thought desirable a system of wire rope cables, extending from one globe to the other, inside the beam, could easily be arranged to keep their Inrough Seven States. Commencing March 29th, the Northern Pacilic will resume its double daily passenger train service between St. Paul and Minneapolis on the east, and Helena, Butte. SpokaneFalls, T acorn a, Seattle and Portland on the west. West bound trains will leave St. Paul at 9:00 A. M. and 4:15 p. M. respectively, carrying complete service of Pullman First Class and Tourist Sleeping Cars, First and Second Class Day Coaches, Free Colonist Sleeper and Elegant Dining Cars. The morning train out of St. Paul [No. 81 will carry First Class Vestlbuled Sleeper from Chicago, leaving that point at 5:30 P. M. daily over tho C. M. & St. P. Ry., reaching the Pacific Const, via tho lino through Butte. Train No. 1, leaving St. Paul at 4:15 p. M., will carry both Pullman First Class and Pullman Tourist Sleeping Cars from Chicago via tho Wisconsin Central Line, leaving tho latter point at 10:45 P. M. daily, running via Helena to Spokane Palls, Tacoma and Portland. Passengers from the east leaving St. Louis in the forenoon and Chicago in the afternoon, will make close connections with the morning train out of St. Paul the following day; leaving Chicago at night, connection will be made with Train No. 1 out of St. Paul the next afternoon. With two transcontinental passenger trains running daily between eastern and western terminals, the Northern Pacific Railroad—the Yellowstone Park Route— offers the best uossible service to the tourist, business man or settler. Tho equipment on this lino is unsurpassed in point of beauty and convenience, while the service is first class. It is the short and direct line to Montana and all North Pacific Coast points, and passes through the grandest, most productive and richest sections of seven states, viz: Wisconsin, Minnesota. North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. District Passenger Agents of the Northern Pacific Railroad will take pleasure in supplying information, rates, maps, time tables, etc., or application can be made to CHAS. S. FEE, Q. P. & T. A., St. Paul, Minn. Write to above address for the latest and best map yet published of Alaska—just out "How is your boy getting along at Harvard?" "First rate. Ho writes me that he goes to Boston every night to study the stars."—Boston Gazette. The Ladles Delighted. The pleasant effect and the perfect safety with which ladies may use the liquid fruit laxative, Syrup of Figs, under all conditions make it their favorite remedy. It is pleasing to the eye and to the taste, gentle, yet effectual in acting on the kidneys, liver and bowels. 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The beam would probably be moved by two rows of hydraulic cylinders, inside and near the top of the tower, their pistons either pulling by means of wire ropes upon a drum mounted upon the axis of the beam, or by racks upon their pistons meshing- into spur gears upon the same. The machinery required would thus be very much more simple than in the three systems of elevators used in the Eiffel tower, and the motion of the beam would be entirely controlled by one or two valves in a water pipe running from the ground up to the cylinders. It could be made to work automatically, so as to prevent any undue speed being 1 attained by the beam. If it was thought best to make the tower and statue only the permanent part of the structure, the beam could be so designed as to be taken down at a proper interval after the close of the exposition and sold, to be put together again as a pair of bridge trusses in some appropriate situation, where they would make a bridge of beautiful design. NAPOLEON AS A SCIENTIST. One of the Great Soldier's Favorite Hob- bion. Napoleon was fond of the society of scientists, and rewarded with prizes and honors the most noteworthy of scientific discoveries. Although at war with "perfide Albion," as he was wont to call England, he drew the line at scientists, and pardoned English prisoners at the simple request of Joseph Priestley, 'after all other means had been exhausted, and acceded to the . award of three thousand francs by the first class of the institute to Davy ' for his celebrated memoir of 1806. It was Bonaparte who proposed to award a gold medal to Volta, after reading hia memoir on galvanics; and later ia- . duced Volta, by emoluments and titles, ' to surrender his Italian professorship for a residence in Paris. When the j memorable expedition to Egypt set sail, Bonaparte took with him many savants • and academicians. 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