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Nicola [sic] Tesla was in Pittsburg last week to buy mechanical devices to be used in his wireless telegraphy across the Atlantic ocean. He said the success of his latest enterprise is assured, and within the next six months his invention will be given a practical test. He hopes then to establish the proof that he can communicate across the ocean without wires. Mr. Tesla first went to the Westinghouse works at Pittsburg to confer with electrical experts regarding the construction of the appliances he needs. After spending the day in the works he departed for Buffalo. He stated he intends to erect a plant near New York, from which he will carry on communication with Europe. The machinery will be completed with all possible haste.
“I have never failed in any of my experiments,” said Tesla, “and therefore I have good reason to believe that this one will not prove worthless. In fact, all tests that I have made so far have proved decidedly successful, and with the use of the machine which I have come here to secure, there is no doubt in my mind that the experiment can be carried out to the full extent of my expectations.”
When asked regarding the development in his trials for establishing communication with Mars, Mr. Tesla replied: “Of this I have utmost confidence. It will require a great deal more money than I possess to carry out this invention, and if any person is willing to supply the necessary funds he will receive proof that my assertions are not made without some cause.”