Mr. Tesla Fears A European War

Friday, November 15, 1912
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The New York Herald November 15, 1912 MH. 1E5U\ FEARS 1 lEIlHUPE1ll|r1Wl`H 54% B1lk1l14$truggli"WaS Made Pos» siblcby Dlplomacyof His Uncle, Metropolitan ~.Nikola. Mr, nml»,°i~6|n,_nm »l¢°¢»-fam ma !¢l0llUl!t'1fhoL'|Ya|'boh| ln Bmlljin, on tha °0!'¢0l'l ogllltlttia-Hunlary, and who hu made a` study.o! European oendl- uons. dwllred to 1 revamf for me Hn- am lut nltnt theft the eltuetlon erected by the present war ln the Ballrans wu one ot extrmne danger to the European Powera. ` "It lt comes to a eluh ot the Powers," add Mr. Tesla, "the're|u\¢ will be a wer compared to which the lreateet ware ol h1l¢or7 will be mere akirmlshes, The lm- prvvement ‘ln the machines of war and the DOW!! 'ol deltruotlon which sclenco has given to these en|1nes would make such a war appxlllnt. It la dltllcult to predlot what the- rezult would be, but one tact ls oertaln-Germany would get the llon‘s lhare. “Any *me who knnvu of German |clenoe.1 thoroufhness, dlsclpllna and tha marvel- loua orfanllatlon of lta wal' force wlll concede that no two European Power! comblned could Hgh! Germany |uoceu~ .!ully. Hullla, wlth its lmrnense terrltorfg |nnd ruouroes, mlght be irnprernahle on Ithe defence, but a battle on the open held] ‘between these two xreat Powers would un-I ‘doubledly be umaea ln nm- at oar- msny." _ I Mr. Tella snorted that the present war' would not have been poulble except lor a stroke ot dlplomacy on the part of his uncle, tha metropolltan Nlkoll., ruany years ua. He declared that the Balkan prov- inces would have been absorbed by Aul- trla lh 1873, when Servla was their enemy, except for the work ortho metropolitan Nlkola. He refused to olecusl the fate at Constantinople, although ne sua that he had' received cnnhdentlel advices from ft-lends ln‘ the war none. _'He strongly advooated llberallty to the Turks. ‘ "The Balkanl." sald Mr. Tesla, "are not opposed to Austria. but to ltu poll- clea. How con Auttrls, be oppoldd when the majority at the Austrian pupulatlon ln Blav? But Aust:-la hu malntalned lt: unity through the popu- larity ot the House at Hapsburg. Wlth the death of the present Emperor the bond. that hae kept the branches to- lether wlll‘be dlssolved., _lbelleve that Auatrla, without a revolution and wlth- out hlnodlhld. Wiffffrln flll apart. The Slnvjpd`pulatlon_w1l} drift to the Blav centre, the German provinces wlll be a'b|orbed= bg the, German Emplre_ and the Hunnrlans will wln independence. It wlll'be a Hungarian klngdom. “Servla should have a seaport, and. ln the event that the Powers should ln- tertere. .that much unodoubtedly will be granted to her. ln so tar as Eng- land. ln concerned. there la only one oplnlon. and lt: attitude ts- alznldcant. The Unlted_ Staten should naturally have a volce ln the proceedings, and vervllkely thls country wlll be lnvltod to med.late'beoe.use 'there are no mafvy Benlans here. rr., lrnousldered by- all ncea.tnp.t_ the A_merl¢:nm_ gre -fair. ‘ "1 G6 'not belleve'1n'ha'r|h measures; advoétted by eo mini with prejudlce ageluat. the Turks. '1`be.Balkan sllles won great. vlctorles, but the greatest Ylctofy would be to show that l.h`ey-are-deallnl Inf the-twentleth. cen~ tury and eonslder human beings all alike. Turk or Chrlatlan. I believe lt belt for the world that. the Power: should lmerfere at thls moment. Among 1n.¢»ell\|~eat pereene _there ls only one opinion. and,that,|| that the war ehould bejover. Z! a hundrsd `7ear~| -had elapsed vltltut (Me :snail ulvlllaatlon woum -havgdpuehed ¢h»__-Turks out of Europe wnnoutrunvt 10" 'f