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THE NORTHERN TRIBUNE DEOMBER 15, 1883. Local W timings Apralnst Tornadoes. I have lately examined with some care the excellent compilation by Ser .geant Iinley, of the Signal Service, UharacterKstios of Six Hundred Torna does,' with reference to the question oi tlcvisinga simple apparatus for saving human life. Saving property seems to be out of the question, as no structure can withstand the force of the tornado wind. Life may bo saved by recourse to underground shelters, cellars, etc., such , as have actually been built in many places for this end. Two facts may be luoted from the work named: First Three hundred and forty-seven out of three hundred and ninety-three torna does (that is, eighty per cent.) origi nated between the west and the south southwest points; Second The average velocity of progression was about on mile in two minutes. . . . If five minutes' warning could have been given at any oi the late tornadoes, many lives mignt nave oeen saved, n eacn house hold could be warned by the continuous ringing oi a Den, lor example, that a wind of destructive force (say seventy miles per hour ana upward) was ap proaching, and that five minutes were available in which to seek shelter, this would be well worth doing. I have found that it is practicable to erect, at a moderate expense, (less than 3ol)U), an apparatus which would give from three to live minutes' warning to all the inhabitants of a small town, by the laing oi a cannon, lor instance: and in addition, and without any increased expense, this apparatus could ring a bell , in everv house, lhe additional ex pense to each house would be less than ten dollars, the cost of maintenance wotild be less than one hundred dollars a year, and the work would be done by an intelligent person. The system, for a small town, would be something like the following: Suppose a circle described about the town with a 'radius of from two to two and one-half miles. The only serious danger from tornadoes is to be feared from the part oi this circle between the west point and the southwest point. Along the rirou inference of this circle, between the south-southwest and west points rwj a line or single telegraph-wire on twenty posts to the mile, 'ana from the vei pM ih unrig ins wire into me town, letting it end at the telegraph oflieo. It Af grounded at each end of the line, and at the telegraph office If is connected with a battery, which sends a constant current over the line. Within the town, connection is made in various houses with magnets. Each magnet holds a 3'jtent, which prevents a bell from being rung by the action of a cheap clock work governed by a coiled spring. If the circuit is broken anywhere in the Jine, each bell begins to ring, and con imues to sound tin its spring is run uown; for four or five minutes for ex arapie. a cannon coma be nrcd by a simple device, which would warn per ons in the fields, etc., to seek shelter. In a, large town the circuit might end one of the engine-houses of the fire de partment, and ring a bell there. This would be the signal for the man on watch to repeat the warning simulta neously through as many local circuitsas desirable. It remains to indicate the way iu which the circuit is to be broken by the wind. The circuit of telegraph poles from the south-southwest to the west points would contain about fifty poles On every one of these the wire would run first to an insulator, then to an iron horizontal axis screwed, into thf side of the post. On this axis a piece oi board one foot square can revolve freely. An iron rod projects below this board, ami from the lower end of it a small wire goes to a pin in the telegraph-pole. This pin is connected by wire to a second . jimtiwi.' i iuiu lino wio iiiio guea ic tW next pole, and so on. The circuit ordinarily passes to the first insulator, thence to the Iron rod, thence down thi iron rod to the thin wire, through th pin' to the second insulator, and so to th next telegraph-pole. The thin wire is t necessary part of the circuit. Itissc made that it will break when the pressure of the wind on the square board is fift nnnnl. TU. - I 1 j. f. tested practically before it is setup, This can be done at any time in a simple manner. Whenever any single one oi these boards is subjected to the pressure of fifty pounds, its wire will be ruptured, and the circuit will be broken, thw sending the necessary warning alons the whole line. I have made one sucl indicator, which is connected with i ;small bell in this observatory. Th rwire is arranged so that it breaks at f wind-velocity of about ten miles pel thour, and it works in a perfectly sue cesssul. manner. The extension of th system for the protection of a small towr .is a simple matter. For a large citj more expensive system woulc have to bo provided, as the wires be tween po2e3 should be carried under ground to protect them from the chance of disturbance. Prof. Ilolden, ir, JScicncc. HOLD) Miliea is To the front with on ELEGANT new Line of fltai Fife. In Black and White. SILK SASHES in all Colors Silk Gloves, Lined, black and colors. Fine asortment Ladies and chidren's Collars. Splendid Line of a I Ladies', Misses & Children's Hosiery Ia. ' , ' v Ladies' Efetnd Bags and Purses, m CHENELLE FRINGES, in all .the Popular J Shades. Iff 11 S ICS Cloaks! Circles!! Dolmans! Cloak Ornaments, HANDKERCHEIFS ! Just Keceived. Plain and Fancy Borders, " AH the Latest Novelties. 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