To Light Constantinople by Wave Power.
There is a certain Greek engineer, now resident in Europe, who ought to have been an American, for he is the author of just the kind of scheme that, in the matter of boldness and picturesqueness, the world at large looks to Yankecland to originate. At various points on the Bosphorous the current from the Black sea 10 the Mediterranean has prodigious force, and it is now proposed to harness some of this waste power for the lighting of the whole of the city of Constantinople, and a considerable length of the adjacent coast by electricity. The way in which the inventor intends to turn the ocean currents to account is to erect three very powerful dynamo machines upon the three points of the Bosphorus where the current has the greatest force, and, so far as can at present be learned, the project appears to be practical and realizable. It is staled that a company of capitalists has been formed, the necessary funds subscribed, and an application for a concession addressed to the Turkish government. It is understood that the government has taken the project into consideration and has nominated a commission to report on it.