The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, October 18, 1909, Image 3

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    MACHINE TO BLOW v;.-.ioLi:j
Electrical Device Designed to Work
by Means of Armature and Regu
lated by Weight.
This whistle blowing machine Is
composed of a standard, a 73-pound
weight, three geurs, a set of fans, a
blowing lever, and the necessnry elec
trical installation to release the weight-
Navy Department to Construct Tower
600 Feet High Taller Than
Washington Monument.
The Vulted States navy department
will soon let out bids for the erection
of the tallest wireless telegraph sta
tion hi the world. It will be located
near Washington, and will be one of
the most modern and powerful sta
tions In the country.
Shooting up into the air to a dis
tance of 600 foet, 45 feet taller than
the "Washington monument, It will be
a marvel in construction and wireless
The tower will be of concrete with
teel reinforcements. It will measure
1 A
Wireless Tower and Washington
from 50 to CO feet at the base, and
from 8 to 10 feet at the apex.
At the apex will be a long, slender
wooden pole, not unlike a flagpole.
From the top of this pole, a wire or
steel umbrella-shaped frame will be
erected for the purpose of attaching
wires which will run to the station
on the ground floor of the tower.
The most powerful wireless machin
ery in the world will bo installed In
the tower, says Popular Mechanics.
When completed the navy department
will be able to send a message from
Washington to within a short distance
of the shore of Africa, and to within
a few miles of the Spanish and Eng
lish coast.
Machine Invented to Furnish Any
Amount of Electricity Will
Revolutionize Aviation.
Llano A. Whyte, a machinist of Spo
kane, Wash., claims to have perfected
and patented a machine capable of
furnishing any amount of electricity,
which will revolutionize aviation and
wireless telegraphy and telephony. Ho
has been at work on the principle of
static electricity since 1907 and claims
to have invented an apparatus which,
in transmitting static electricity to
three motors, will generate 150 horse
power. He Is now at work on an airship
of 200 feet in length and capable of
carrying a car of 200 pounds which,
he announced, will be publicly demon
strated in Spokane within 90 days.
The motive power is to be furnished
by the static machine. Whyte ia
backed by a party of capitalists, who
believe his invention has merit and
that he will be able to make good on
his claims. He has made a model of
the big aerial craft to be constructed
and with this he has been successful
in all kinds of winds.
Electricity and Bacteria.
Among Interesting paper? read be
fore the Royal Society in London re
cently was one by C. Uuss upon the
electrical reactions of certain bacteria
as applied to the detection of tuberclo
bacilli In urine by means of an elec
tric current. Another by Prof. H. A.
Wilson described his experiments to
determine the effect of a magnetic
field surrounding it upon the electrical
conductivity of n Hume.
Canadian Pacific Cable.
According to the Times (London)
the Canadian Pacific railway will
grant use of its rl'it-of-way for a spe
inl wire forniin:; the conrcrtlns link
between the AlV.n'ic tied Pacltlc
oabVs el" tlv MMp(i?ed ulMlrltlnli
round-Hie .vo: M si t:i.
Electrically-Operated Whistle Blower.
says Popular Mechanics. It will oper
ate any whistle in any system, the
length of the blast being determined
by the speed of the gears, and being
regulated by the fans.
The gears are held in check by a re
lease lever, the end of which rests ou
the studs of an electric-magnet arma
ture. It Is so arranged that the move
ment of the armature away from the
magnet when a closed circuit is used,
or towards the magnet when an open
circuit is used, releases the lever, al
lowing the gears to start. The center
gear, which engages with the end of
the blowing lever, makes one blast of
the whistle at every revolution.
The weight Is used in preference to
springs because It does not change its
tension, and when once adjusted only
requires to be occasionally rewound.
Electrical Perforator or Needle Do
vice Designed for Following Wall
paper Friezes and Patterns.
An electric perforator or needle cut
ting device has been designed for cut
ting out wallpaper friezes, crowns and
stencils, and perforating pounce pat
terns. The needle fits into a tool which
is attached to the motor by means of a
flexible shaft. The motor can be at
tached to any electric light socket.
By uso of the apparatus the figures
in ordinary commercial wallpaper can
be made to appear like hand-painted
decorations. The needle point has a
speed of 5.000 oscillations per minute,
Cuts Out Figures in Paper.
says Popular Mechanics. It runs with
out vibration and it is as easy to fol
low a pattern with it as if tracing with
a pencil.
Sound from Electric Lamp.
Experiments In electricity by stu
dents of the Texas university engln
eerlng department have resulted in
the production of articulate sound
from a common arc lamp, the feeding
wire of which Is connected with a tel
Dr. A. C. Scott has Interested him
self in the experiment and says the
result is due to the fact that the vi
brations in the carbon of the lamp
correspond exactly to those of an or
dlnary telephone receiver. The talk
ing lamp is located in a room soma
distance from the phone in the en
gineering building, and students
standing directly under it are able to
hear conversations over the phone
with perfect distinctness.
Noises or conversations in the
phone room cannot be heard at that
distance when communication with
the phone is cut off.
Overcome Electric Welding.
A patent recently granted to Mr.
F. Rletzel is expected to overcome the
difficulty often encountered in electric
welding due to the arc Jumping at the
nearest points or two not quit
smooth surfaces, and tho exnet posi
Hon of the weld not being easily con
trolled. Raised portions on both
sheets to be welded are placed In con
tact with each other, and the welding
temperature reached only at
points desired, with a result slmtl
to riveting, a saving of electrical en
ergy and elimination of burning
metal resulting.
Long Distance In Europe.
A Ion;; distance telephone service
with four linos is expected to bo
opened next year ' between london,
Paris, Madrid, Parccluua und Sua Se
WOULD you give millions
for a chateau besieged
by royal ghosts, vainly
haunting the scenes of i
their old love and '
crimes? I
The ghosts are dread French kings, j
from Francis 1. to Charles IX., with
beautiful but cruel Diane de Poitiers
and Catherine de Medici, the terrible
queen-mother. Even the unhappy
Mary Stuart knew the lovely scene.
The scene is outside wondrous
Chenonceau, said to be again for sale
unless already sold In the division
of the Terry estate.
If you can pay the millions, take the
ghosts as an extra attraction. They
cannot harm plain Americans. Here
is a mystery. The ghosts cannot en
ter the chateau so long as plain, un
titled folks live In it. The potent in
fluence of its builder an untitled
business woman of the renaissance
will keep the royal robbers out in the
Go back a century. Claude Dupln,
plain tax-farmer, purchased Chenon
ceau In great dilapidation for 300,000
francs In 1733 and spent 100,000 francB
in restorations. Here the Duplns held
a brilliant literary court, with Huffon,
Voltaire and Rousseau; and the
chateau went peacefully to their de
scendants from whom Wilson's
daughter bought It.
For the strong business woman of
old days, who built the unique pal
ace: Catherine Hrlconnet descended
from a small shopkeeper's family of
Tours, fostered to greatness like so
many other "little people" Barthe-
lots, Pouchers Bohiers by democrat
ic Louis XI. Behold Catherine Brlcon
net, daughter of a banker who died
archbishop, married to Thomas Bo
nier, a farmer general, and rich
enough to buy the marques' fief.
While Thomas financed tho armies
of two kings Catherine left at home,
built Chenoneau.
Catherine's husband, Bohler, died In
the rout of the French army in Italy.
Catherine died a year later. Francis
I., finding his treasury emptied by
Italian wars, brought suit against
all tho crown's financiers. The ob
ject was not to judge, but to grind
In five years the rich family of
Bohler was ruined and Catherine's
son, Antolne, was glad to humbly of
fer Francis I. his chateau of Chenon
ceau at a valuation of 90,000 livres
as a quit claim. (It had cost his fa
ther C0.000 livres, or $120,000 in our
money. Some 40,000 livres remained
of the king's claim. The Bohiers
were sucked dry.
Francis visited Chenonceau twice,
an ill, melancholy man, and died a
nasty death. But Diane de Poitiers
had seen and liked the chateau of
the waters.
Diane de Poitiers, celebrated In
French history for her beauty, grace,
crookedness, wickedness and unlimit
ed influence over King Henri II., was
married at 15 years to the hunch
backed Louis de Brezy, grand senes
chal of Normandy, who was GO. Two
years later her father, implicated in a
plot, was being led off to the Place do
Greve, Paris, to have his head cut off.
but youthful Diane was talking with
the dauphin. The father was re
prieved at the last moment, and Diane
became a political figure.
On the death of Francis I., her first
act was to have the dauphin become
king, dispossess her old rival, Duch
ess d'Etampes, of all her property.
Finally, by letters patent, Diane ob
tained "our chateau of Chenonceau."
Here is one of the crimes of Che
nonceau. A young gentleman. La
Chateigneraie, knew too much about
Diane. Another Do Jarnac, married
tho sister of her old rival, Duchess
"Ask De Jarnac how he dresses so
well?" said Diane to La Chateigneraie.
"My mother-in-law helps mo out,"
explained tho unsuspecting De Jarnac.
On which Diane caused tho hateful
whisper to go round:
"Do you know what Iji Chateign
eraie says about Do Jarnac and his
They fought with swords and dag
gers In the presence of the court,
l.tke Iapo, "Which one kills the other,
I care nothing," thought Diane; but
she felt safer when, to everybody's
surprise, De Jarnac suddenly seemed
to slip, fell to one knee, and ham
strung his superior adversary with a
hack pull of bis sword. La Chat
eigneraie bled to death. Today a
"coup De Jarnac" means almost, a
foul; but the maneuver was perfectly
regular, If new.
Here Is another crime of Chenon
ceau. Diane, having finished tho
bridge-wing at a cost of 9,000 livres
($18,000 to-day), built Italian gardens
in the style of Passelodo Mercogllano.
The archbishop of Tours lent her a
remarkable young gardener, Mcquet,
to train up her fruit walks. Nlcquet
was handsome, distinguished, seduc
tive, Innocent; the court was at Blols;
there was a passing escapade of a
summer's afternoon or two; and then
the handsome young gardener died of
alleged cholera.
Of all Diane's crimes, this one stuck
most. The victim was a servant; and
the vengeful clan whispered the tale
to their masters far and wide. Later,
when Henri II. lay dying It became
the pretext on which Tavannes offered
the queen to go and cut off Diane's
nose. Instead, the philosophical Cath
erine Do Medicls offered to spare the
fallen beauty's mutilation on condi
tion that Diane should give her Che
nonceau. Catherine do Medici got Diane's
clear title to Chenoncenu by the os
tensible trade of mortgaged Chau
mont. (An American woman, Esther
Alexander, legal French wife of Rob
ert de Broglle, Is, with him, coheir
apparent to the latter historic chateau
at this moment.)
Her first great fete at Chenonceau
was a triumphal entry for the new
king, her son, Francis II. and his
young wife, Mary Stuart. Arches,
obelisks, columns, statues, fountains
antique altars, fireworks, music and
300 cannons made a wonderful effect.
TheBe were tho happiest days of Mary
They say, indeed, that her ghost !b
the only one that has been seen inside
the chateau in the time of the Terrys.
She appears as an elderly woman (as
of the time of her death) In a black
gown and white ruff, an elderly worn
an who walks through tho bridge
wing, melancholy, surprised, content,
as returning late to empty scenes of
bygone happiness!
Chenonceau, In the hands of the
Vendome-Mercoeur family, went
through a long period of abandon
ment. The court had quit Touralne
Young Louis XIII. passed the door
without entering. Vendome and
Mazarin were reconciled at Chenon
ceau; Louis XIV., 14 years old, came
with his mother to the fete; and from
that dates the splendid glided furni
ture which the Terrys retain to-day in
the middle salon. It was the last
royal visit to Chenonceau.
A dowager duchess of Vendome dy
ing without children in 1718 "killed,"
says Salnt-Slmon, "by abuse of strong
liquors" long abandoned and neglect
ed Chenonceau passed by Inheritances
to the Prince de Conde, who sold It to
the plain, untitled business man, Du
A business man, an untitled middle
class man, at last again owned the
fairy chateau of tho water for which
kings, queens and favorites com
mltted crimes.
The ghosts of Chenonceau fled the
Voltaire, visiting Dupln, saw Diane
de Poitiers kissed by Ijti Chateigneraie
In armor, In a thicket by the river.
Jean-Jaques Rousseau, visiting Du
pln, saw the same love scene, while
a nun mourned and a jealous woman
Georges Sand, a descendant of Du
pln, saw tho end of the wicked festival
where three young noblemen and two
young noble girls were stabbed to
Grevy, president of the republic,
visiting the sister of his son-in-law,
sat lu tho park at midnight watching.
He beheld a rabble of pale shades be
sieging the chateau. They could not
enter. STERLING 1 1 El LIU.
Mrs. Hcnpeck Did you ever hear of
anything worse than a man who
who smokes in tho house?
Mr. Henpeck Yes. A smoking lamp.
Ask me another!
Origin of Word "Bible."
The word bible Is derived from the
Latin name biblia, which was treated
as a singular although it comes from
the Greek neuter plural, meaning "lit
tlo books." This Greek diminutive
was derixeu from byblus, or papyrus,
the famous material on which ancient
books were written. Tho title "Bible"
was 1'i'Kt used about the middle of the
second Christian century In the so-
called second epistle of Clement
txlv., 2).
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