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CRPITHL CITY COURIBR,
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NEW IDEAS IN QOWN8 AND WRAPS.
For both home and itreet the newest are the hell rowiii, In which ityle the atreet
costume on the rlitlit It made. Cloth and ninth nre the materials, nllliouRh these mny he
varied to suit individual Taney. On the left Untight coat of astrakhan, with beiinllne
faclnu, ciiff and collar to match the color of the costume. In the middle li shown n new
Spanish cape or elvct and bengallne in two liartnunlout colors, the bengaline prcfcralily
matchiiiK the skirt. The velvet in the cape is ilaihed, the lietigallne showing through,
and is bound with astrakhan and silver braid.
Tho Century Club gave thoir annuul
banquet hint owning lit the homo of
Mrs. W. E. Kirker. (KM South Seven
tcontli street. The club until recently
known us the Beta club bus been or
ganized for sevorul years and it has
boon the eustoni to give a banquet
every year to friends, but this year
marks a now epoch in the history of
tho club, a change in name and in ob
ject. The membership comprises six
teen ladies and each lady invited her
husband and two guests, which made a
company numborlng seventy. Tho
dinner w.is composed of seven courses
and was served at half past six on
Hinall tables arranged in tho parlors
nntl dining room. The tables were
decorated with handsome linen and
dainty linen. I3eautiful hoqin-tH of
roses and hyacinths adorned the man
tel and piano. A delightful pr gram
was given in the evening. -Mrs. t '.imp
boll, president of the club, reviewed its
work from its organization to the pres
ent time. Chancellor Canliold gave
one of his characteristic talk on
women's club, l'rofes-or Calwell gave
a resume of the work done this year in
American history, tho outline of which
ho prepared in tho fall. Miss Lo 'imrd
Myers gave the guests much pleasure
by singing a charming solo. Mrs. l
W. l'lank played a solo in her usual
brilliant manner. Mrs. Wadsworth, a
former member of the club, came from
Council Bluffs and favored the gucsta
with a selection which was heartily re
ceived. Tho following Is a list of tho
club and the guests: Messrs and Men
dames Chancellor Canliold. l'rofo-Mir
Caldweld. 1'rofessor Hodgman. R -v
Curtis, I'W l'lank, A P Wadsworth,
J E Hill. .1 W Winger, P Holm. Milt-m
Scott. David Cumplxill. D Sayre, Waito.
Frank Campbell, Hartley, Van Hrunt,
Howell, Woleott, F M Van Hrunt. C l
Jones. Stevens. T C Winger, M I)
Welch, Chambers, Crlssoy. v Ios
Kitto Stoddard, Ella Van Hrunt, Myers,
Kate Morrissey, Mrs. Newman. Me
Corelo, Kaufman, Miller. Messrs
Frank Smith. Frank Everetts, John S
Reed and Maltlaud.
Tho parlors of the Windsor hotel
wore thrown open Tuesdayevenlng. Tho
occasslon being a vocal recital by Miss
Clara M. IUchardson, assisted bv Mrs.
P. W. Plank pianoist, and Mrs. Will
Owen Jones accompanist. The spacious
apartments wore tilled to oversowing,
about two hundred guests b-ing pre-i-out.
The ladies for tho most part ap
peared in evening dress, although a
number of handsome street suits wco
noticed. Tho rooms were brilliantly
Illuminated and tho animated gue-ts
under tho bright light presented a
seono raroly over excelled in graeo
and beauty. Tho guests were received
at the door by Mrs. Richardson and
Mrs. David Campbell. Shortly after
eight o'clock the performers appeared.
Miss Richardson was attired In a hand
Homo eostumo of ligM blue silk with
white silk petticoat, en traine. Mrs.
Plant wore an elegant combination (pf
pink crepe and light green velvet, en
traine. Mrs. Jones wore canary colored
crepe. Miss Richardson, the well
known soprano singer, never sang
with more sweetness or more feeling
than or Tuesday. Uer expression and
clearness shows clearly that si e Is
an artist. Mrs. Plank's majestic and
powerful playing is two well known to
need any comment. Stitllce It Is to say
that she played In her usual manner.
Mrs Jones accompanied the singer In
her usual characteristic way. The fol
lowing was tho program. One- Dove
Sono, Mozart. Two Tremolo, Gott
chalk,Mrs. l'lank. Throe (a) O. had I
.Tubals Lyre, Handel. (b) I Will Extol
Thoo.O Lord.Costa. Four (a) Whither,
Schulwrt. (b) Thou'rt like unto u
Flowor. Five Ombra Loggiora, Moy
orbeer. Six Rhapsodoo, No. 2, Liszt,
Mrs. Plank. Sown (a) Tho Fields in
May, Coombs. (b) My little love,
Tho M. L. S. C, one of Lincoln's
popular literary clubs lias decided to
give a series of llvo dances, tho llrst of
which was given at tho Lansing Acad
emy Thursday evening. That it was
a pleasant atTair no one will gainsay,
for each participant seemed to thor
oughly enjoy tho occasion, much credit
for which is due tho committee, Messrs
S Herkson, Hugo Kahn, and Leon
Gugenheim. Music, which was of u
high order and a delightful feature of
tho evening was furnished by Irvine's
Orchestra, the program consisting of
sixteen numbers. Those present were
Messrs and Mesdames Max Kohn, L
Herkson. J Speier, Lou Wessel, L
Ksensky, M Aekerman, M A New
mark. Sam Hoehin, Mrs M Oppen
hoiiner. Messrs. H L Mayer, Sol
Herkson, Hugo Kahn, Sam Rich. Leon
digonhoim. S Greenbaum, A Eisner,
J Oppenhoiiner, E Heeht, Louis Meyer,
Myor Harr, C Gunnison, Al Haas. St Jo
seph, W Wolfe of Omaha, Sam liloch.
Misses Ida Friend, Paulino Mayer,
Rebecca SpioslMjrgo", Rosa Frank,
Sallie and Tllllo Herkson, Rosa and
Amanda Kohn, Sellgsohn, Steinler,
and Sara Schwab.
Mr. and Mrs. R. 1). Stearns very
pleasantly entertained a largo number
of friends Wednesday evening.. The
interior of tho homo was prettily dec
orated with roses und carnations.
Dainty refreshments were served which
added to tho pleasure of all. Those
successful at cards were Mrs. Sizer,
who received u china reception plate
and cup, and Mr. Wheeler who carried
off a silver ash tray. Tho consolation
prizes, two bottles of perfumery, fell to
tho lota of Mrs. Ewing ami Mr. Trap
hagen. Those at cards wore Messrs
and Mesdames T II Ronton, Hoi wig,
Wheolcr, Maulo, Hoxlo, Glllilan, Mo
lick, Sizer, Ewing, Traphagen, Tilton,
Rudge, McCandless, R E Moore, E H
Stevenson, W C Davis, Herrick, Mrs
Canliold, Miss Scotleld, Miss Minnie
Mellck, Mr John Dixon and Mr Ed
A very pretty wedding occurred
Monday noon at the Holy Trinity
church, when Mr. A. D. Sears, (if
Chicago, and Miss Joshephlne Rich
ards, a popular young lady of Fre
mont, were joined in holy bonds of
matrlmonv. A nartv of wcdilinir
guests came from Fremont in the
moraine- and proceeded direct to tlm
church where Rev. ,lno. Hewitt per
formed the ceremony. After the bonds
had been duly cemented tho party re
paired to Hotel Lincoln for luncheon
and then took tho train for Fremont
where a largo reception was given the
newly married couple. Tho huppj
counle left on tho evenine- ti-ntn fin-
Chicago, their future home.
I Kensington D. A. V. P. club met at
tho residence of Mr, and Mrs. James
t Tyler Friday evening, those present be
ing Messrs and Mesdames C.T Hoggs,
N R Honeywell, J II MeClav. II Cob-
1 rung, E Sizer. C Hoxlo, F Mcl'luskey.
i A Dilwoii. M Davey, J II Davis. J W
HartrulT, Wallace. H P 11 Miller, R
iRehlander, Miss Kate McChty. Miss
'Sahl, Mrs Day, Mrs Hos'selman,
Messrs A J Tyler, JnmoH Tyler Jr, Fred
Tyler. A dainty collation was served
al II o'clock, high llvo was the pre
vailing game of the evening, and after
refreshments much merriment was
caused with the articles for dress
parade furnished as souvenirs by tho
Tho Kensington card chili held an in
teresting meeting on Friday evening
at the home of Mr. ami Mrs. James
Tyler, Htttt K street. As usual high
llvo was tho order of tho evening,
dlversllled by toothsome refreshments.
The most successful players were
awarded with prizes which were
unique in size and shape. Those at
curds were Messrs and Mesdames (' T
Hoggs, W C Davis, Helming, Davidson,
McClay, Dobson, Honey well, Walace,
Millar, Rehlaniler, HartrulT, Ayers
and Wallace; Messrs Albert and Fred
Tyler; Misses Kate McClay and Sahls.
The Misses Edith and Emma Holsln
ger entertained a party of their friends
Tuesday evening at their home, 1751
North Twenty-eighth street, in a very
pleasing manner. Cards, dancing and
refreshments served to pass tho even
ing very pleasantly. Mr. Hal Lodrow
was the recipient of a delicious box of
confectionery, being the most brilliant
gucHsor In a "card conundrum." Those
present were Misses Jeannotto Hard,
Duna Kirk, Ollvo Miller, Marguerite
Kelly, Minnie Knar; Messrs Hal Lod
row, .las Hailoy, Lou Mullock, C J
Vlfqtiuln, Dan Lauor, Will Green.
Tho homo of Misses Messio and Alice
Wing in South Lincoln was the scene
of a pretty tea and card party Friday
evening. Tea was served in a hand
some manner at seven o'clock, after
which tho guests adjourned to tho par
lors to while away tho remainder of tho
evening with cards. Those present
were Mr and Mrs Shophard, Mr and
Mrs Elder, Misses Morlan, Starrott,
Nellio and Sadlo Young, Stella Rico,
Carrlo Dennis, Messrs Starrott, Cheney,
Folsom, Dan and Tom Wing.
The First Presbyterian church was
tile scene of a largo and brilliant re
ception Wednesday evening to Dr. and
Mrs. E. II. Curtis in honor of tho tenth
anniversary of thoir services in tho
church. Tho parlors of tho church
were prettily decorated with lace cur
tains and smilax. Refreshments wore
served during tho evening. A short
musical program was rendered consist
ing of selections from Mrs. Wads
worth, Mrs. Plank, Miss Richardson,
and Prof. Gray. Tho guests num
bered several hundred.
Tho Hon Ilomlo cooking club was
entertained last evening 'by Dr. and
Mrs Dayton. An elegant supper was
served at sown o'clock by four mom
liers of tho club after which tho re
mainder of tho evening was devoted to
cards. Those present wore Messrs and
Mesdames Stearns. Traphagan, Benton,
Keith, Riggs, Rolwig, Wheeler, Cam
bridge, and Mr Kenmird.
Miss Paulino Mayor of Now York
City, after having passed a month's
visit very pleasantly in Lincoln and
other western points, leaves for homo
Monday, In company with her brother
Mr. II. L. Mayor. Mr. Mayer goes
east to purchase tho annual invoice of
clothing for tho well known II rm of
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Atkinson gave a
six o'clock dinner to a dozen or more
of their friends Tuesday. The rooms
were decorated with smilax and roses.
Tho table was beautifully arranged and
everv feature was miiiOi iw in mlil n.t. I
ditional pleasure to a pleasure.
Sorosls held an interesting meeting
Monday afternoon at Mrs. E. T. Hart
ley's. Mrs. Pierce led tho meeting
with a discussion of modern musicians.
Several pieces of music wore rendered
which made tho program exceedingly
Mrs. Naomi Weaver will entortain a
couple of Denver young ladles next
week. They are Miss Nellie and Jen
nie Fisher, who will urrlve Tuesday,
which will be thoir Initial visit to this
Tho S. L. P. C. club of South Lin
coln hold an entertaining meeting at
tho homo of Miss Julia Koysor Friday
evening. As usual cards and refresh
ments were tho features of tho occa
sion. Mrs. Dr. Mittchell will bo at homo to
a number of lady friends this afternoon,
tho occasion being a one o'clock dinner
In honor of a visiting aunt, Mrs. Lobe;
man of McCook.
Miss Olivia Pound entertained a
numlier of friends at high llvo last
evening. Nine tables wore surrounded
by animated card players and pleasure
reigned supremo until a lato hour.
Tho Lovata whist club were enter
tained Monday evening by Mr. and
Mrs. Wangh. Tho usual interest was
manifested and all tho members were
Mrs. Judge Jackson of Atchison, was
visiting in Lincoln this week. Mrs.
Jackson was tho guest of Mrs. W. II.
Weaver and Mrs. Col. Pace.
Mrs. Artie G'ody-Hoal of North
Platte, who has been visiting with
friends for the paft week, returned to
her home Saturdav.
f ft BAKING
Absolutely Pure Justify It.
Mlllrr Ihii IliociT, Willi mi i:"'Meiircil
1'itrlnrr it III Open llnslino Neil Wfok.g
Tim many friends of "Miller the
Grocer" will bo somewhat surprised
yet pleased to learn that ho has de
cided to remain In Lincoln and has
formed a co-partnership with Mr. L.
W. GilTord, late of Omaha, under tho
title of Miller & GltTord. The new llrm
has leased the large store room, LM1
O street, the location of tho old Leader
store, op)oslto tho Murr block, and ex
pect to be ready for business about
Wednesday next. They will carry a
largo and well assorted stock of staple
and fancy groceries, a specialty being
made of line tea, oolTco and ' spices.
Tho entire stock, without exception,
Is fresh and new and Is now being
opened, Remember the place and the
Mr. C. A. Wilson of Denver, who has
been visiting in tho city with relatives,
returned home Friday.
Mrs. A. K. GrllTeth left on Tuesday
for Riverside, California, where she
will visit her mother.
Mrs. Lobeman of McCook Is visiting
her sister, Mrs. S. Schwab, Sixteenth
and L streets.
W. A. Collin k Co., grocers, 1 III
South Eleventh street.
Horpolsholmor& Co, begin their big
muslin underwear sales Wednesday
morning. A good opportunity to stock
up for tho season at low prices.
HOW TO DE HAPPV THOUGH FAT.
A Mi-itlrlno Tlmt Holvcs tlm 1'rohlniu of
(llrth IT You l'ullou DlriM'tliins.
All enormous man waddled Into u drug
torn anil trifil to git up a row with tho
proprietor. Hu had taken some fattiest
drops, us they were culled, and although
thoy wcro warranted to reduce IiIh weight
60 per cent, within n short period he had
grown stouter and stouter.
"Just paid u nickel to hnvo myself
weighed," lie began, "and"
"That was a swindle," Interrupted tho
drug man condisccudingly. "Tho very
best machines only cost a penny these,
Tho fat man glared viciously. "That's
neither hero nor there," ho retorted. "It
Isn't a question of how much I paid. Tho
question for delmto Is, Why did you sell mo
drops to reduce my weight that don't re
"Iiuipposo you haven't followed tho di
rections on the bottle," put in tho druggist.
"Directions on tho bottle bo hlowedl I
simply took tho draft tlireo times a day, a
It was a superior smllo that tho agent for
fatness drops emitted. "Why, of course
you get fattor," ho said. "There are cur
tain rules to lie observed, tint! unless yon
observe them tho medicine won't work at
Then ho took up n pamphlet telling all
about fatnes drops.
"Now, here, In tho first placo," ho re
mnrked, "it says that all who want to ha
benefited by Die drops must run tun milts
at least Ix'foro breakfast every morning.
Ilavo you dene that, slrf"
"I havonot," the fat man confessed, be
ginning to look confused.
"Now, hero on page 0," tho ngent pro
ceeded, "It says that tho patient who takes
tho medicine mut not eat more than a
small slice of toast for tho llrst meal of thu
day nor drink anything but one cup of
weak tea. I suppoo you observed that
rule, didn't you J" It Is highly Important."
"I did not," quoth tho fat man, who was
feeling very uncomfortable under tho cross
"Then after breakfast," went on the
agent, "It says that you must exerclso with
Indian clubs for ut least au hour. Did yon
"Goodncssl And you expect to get loanf
I suppose you went and nto something hi
tho middle of thu day"
"Only a light lunch," said tho fat man
"But the directions forbid It, my dear
sir, if you wish to get the real benefit of
fatness drops. Yon climbed up a greased
polo for an hour after dinner, didn't you, as
required by rulo 68f "
"I did not."
"And you really expect to get lean? You
are tho most unreasonable tut man I ever
"Seems to mo," observed the patient,
"that If I did all those thlngi I should lose
weight without tho fatness drops."
"Tut, tutl That's only your iguoranco.
Buy another bottle, follow nil thu rules In
tho liandtxiok and come round In a week
and get weighed. If you are any lighter I
wnnt you to write a testimonial to put In a
circular that I'm going to neutl round to
tho leading fut men's clubs of tho United
The fnt mun did nu he was told, and,
thanks to thu fatnes.sdrops,hels gradually
diminishing in weight. New York Herald
Clara More), dear, what are those
strange figures on your gown?
Maude They are interrogation marks.
That lwishful Mr. Family Is coming again
tonight and I am in hopes that thla will
bring him to his senses. Cloak Jtuvlew.
U ii ill I n id.
"Then," ho said, rising, "I mil to under
stand that you decline me absolutely"
"No," she answered; "I made no such
sweeping assertion. I will keep your pres
ents. "-New York Herald.
Jones (meeting IJrown In dry goods Mom
Hello, Hroun, how nre joiif What are
you doing now- got a steady Job?
Brown I gut- I have. I'm waiting for
my change. Lift.
tcp, hansa citv.mo
PH.KTTY, OF COUKSE.
1UT IT'S THE GRL, NOT THE QOWN,
THAT WE ADMIRE.
NnTrrtttnlfM tlm Cotlitmn Is an Imior.
tsnt AercMiiry Ollto llnrprr llrnnrlliet
Bomo Dellulilfiil lln Hunin Nm?
Clonk A 1'oritomt of Hummer Ntyln.
Nkw Yohk, Jan. t' A pretty, pi
quant face under a quaint hat trimmed
with bright plaid ribbons, surrounded
with n Hull of golden curls and setting
apparently upon ii disk of velvet in form
of u collar, Is a pleasant sight, Tho col
lor somehow closed invisibly and ap
pears to rest upon
the nhouhlera, i
and (hero em)
tinder a Hat baud
of liouitoii point
lace. Then the
eleoves begin, and
ilu fullness ol
tho waist com
metiers and it I
finally belted in
to a trim little
bIcovch nro of the'
leg o' mutton
well down on the i
hand ami piped
around tho edge'
with satin piping
Tho waist and
sleeves and hat
are all of black
ovkl WAI.K1NO cos- velvet. Tho aklrt i
TUMI'- a of mr8
chovlot in gray and white, and around
tho bottom are fonrrowHof velvet rib-j
bon in graduated widths. There is ii
tied bow in tho back with long cuds.
Nono but it very young, ttrettv and dar-'
lng girl could wear this outllt. but tlm
ouo who does will creato a sensation.
Just now unylwdy can wear anything,
and Bomo of tho garmontH aro fearfully
and wonderfully made. Now and then
ono falls upon a plain and ladylike gown
or whole eostumo or a cloak whoso chief
beauty lies in tho simplicity of its design '
and tho grace of its outline.
Tho handsomest cloak for n middle'
nged lady that I have neen within a'
month was ouo made of surge, close and
lino weave. Tho cloak opened on the
left side, with ten black bono buttons.
All around tho bottom was a double row
of stitching. Tho Bleovctt were velvet, !
gigot Bhnpo. with a velvet collar. The
toquo wuh of bluck velvet, with ncarlet
bird's wingH. Tho cloak wuh lined witn '
black farmer's satin and interlined bo!
that it wan wurm enough for tho coldem
dayB and lmudaomo enough for uuy oc
casion. A long cloak with a capo for n yountt
lady also attracted my attention. It
was of thick dark blue cheviot, and the
cloak part was cut princess shape and
just touched tho ground and wan lior
derod all around with black liearskln.
Tho capo was gathered on a yoke made
of beaded cloth, nml there wait a curious
ly flaring collar, which can bo likened to
nothing under tho buii. Tho hat worn
with this was black felt, with black
plumes and n metallic blue aigret.
Thcro wuro ciiJTh of fur and a smnll mull
to complete tho costume. Tho cloak
wus lined with black satin and wuh very
handsome without being fussy.
Among tho now wraps I noticed yes.
and admired was ono of heavy black
Lyons velvet, embroidered in high relief
in black silk. All around the wrap was a
thick fringe of silk, headed by u band of
crocheted rings. There never has been
anything in tho way of trimming for
black as rich and suitable as crocheted
trimming and silk embroidery, and its
popularity lias outlasted generations.
Tho now summer goods aro being
brought out now in tho early imiorting
houses anil in a few weeks will bo
shown for tho benefit of those who got
their summer gowns made during Lent,
when they have time for fitting and de
signing, for ncurly all tho "summer
girls" have a more or less fixed iden of
what their own dresses should Is?.
Among tho novelties is a thin brocade
silk almost transparent. It is soft and
yet tough und is exceedingly pretty. It
in always in ono color, and tho colors
rango through Pomiioiian red, pistachio,
willow green, dahlia and puce, two rich
dark purples and peach, strawberry and
a brilliant purplo. With tho purple tur
mioiso blue is used as a complement,
with what I think disastrous effect as
far us good taste goes. IVach nnd straw
berry color uro put together, and red and
Among tho more dclicato shades are
maize, china rose. dove, dun and smoke.
All these aro tseon Ui these light brocade
Bilks, but the changeable effects will Ik.
as twpulur as ever, more so, perhaps,
frinco I observe somo of thorn in cotton
goods nnd ginghams, as well as in sev
oral of tho new cotton corduroy effects.
Among the nw zephyrs aro exquisitely
Quo designs an' soft, delicate colors, the
Cf nter block having a changeable clteet
There is a cotton sorgo that is novel
and draped it is difficult to distinguish
it from wool serge. Some is Bingle, some
double width. Tho nroMiect now is that
there will l.o much ecru laoj ami liompon
lace used on mitniner suits, ami also tho
heavier white luces.
Tho now cotton corduroy cloth will bo
worn for mornings. It lit plain, striped,
figured ami changeable, ami there In n
great variety of patterim to choose from.
Percales, with collars and other uccch
series of turkey red or indigo blue, will
bo popular. Flannelettes in hazy stripes
of light r.hadcs will bo used for tennis
There aro several beautiful now ilo
slgiiH in French sateens, mostly geomet
rical, in very soft and pleasing colorn.
Sateens ami India silks are nearly al
ways of tho same patterns and colors,
and inillii silks will probably bo moro
popular than ever. The quality of tho
silk is good and tho colors becoming
and tho pattern pleasing, and there la
something in tho feel of a silk gown
nicer than any other material.
POSSIDILITIES OP TELEPHONING.
Prnioaeil Llnri Arnm tint Cnnthieiit nml
tlmlrr lint Oeeim.
Nnw Youk, Jim. VI. "When nro you
going to talk to Han Francisco?" is a
quest'on that has been asked of tele
phone experts in u dozen cities a great
many times since tho opening of tho
longest telephone lino in tho world tliat
from Now York to Chicago.
The question wan asked by a man la
Chicago the other day, mid tho answer
wan that, although nobody could tell
when tho thing would come nbout, it woa
doubtless a future possibility. An ex
pert in Now York said, "If tho managers
of tho Long Distance Telephone com
pany should ask thin office for estimate
on a lino to Ban Francisco I haven't m
doubt that tho estimates would bo forth
coming." The truth is that tho ncienco of elec
tricity and the art of telephoning liavo
reached a degree of development that
makes possible nil sorts of calculations
touching things that once went by guess.
Boforo tho Hue from Now York to Chi
cago was built tho telephone managers
felt reasonably certain that it would
work satisfactorily, though they called
it an experimental lino. Tho men who
do tho figuring had como to tho belief
that a i-inch hard drawn cepiter wiro,
weighing 4113 pounds to tho mile, would
enable Now York and Chicago to talk
with each other. Experiments mado by
joining several shorter circuits till tho
distance equaled tho 1)50 miles between
the two cities seemed to prove that the
mailer wiro used In these shorter cir
cuits would not do for tho protioscd long
ono and confirmed tho roiKirts of tho
men who had been figuring on tho prob
lem in tho office.
When the time comes for talk ucrosa
the continent, from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, like calculations ami llko ex
periments will determine tho necessities
of tho case. It has been demonstrated
that telephoning hi possible over a line
050 miles in length, and that being the
caso tho long distanco system, which
now does not extend farther south than
Washington or farther north than Buf
falo and Portland, may lo extended to
far southern cities and up into Canada,
By the tiino thin has been douo part of
tho distance between Chicago and Suu
Francisco will have been bridged, and it
will bo possible to hitch together flvo or
six of thc.idlong circuits, and thus to ob
tain for experiment a lino as long as tho
distanco between New York und San
Scientific electricians hnvo n formula
for calculating the utmost possibilities of
talk by telephone with hard drawn cop
per wiro as tho medium. The thing to
do is to get tho highest tensile strength
with tho least electrical resistance. If
tho wiro now in use could bo greatly re
duced in diameter without a correspond
ing reduction in tensile strength, tho im
mediate possibilities of telephoning
would bo enormously widened,
Tho experts own that there is an error
Bomowhero in tho formula by which
they determino tho tios.siblo limits of
telephoning, and thoy nro hard at it try
ing to find tho error nnd to get rid of it
Meanwhilo if somebody will find a bet
ter medium than hard drawn copper
wiro uuother great Btrido will bo possi
ble. Tho experts Bay, however, that no
such medium is likely to bo discovered.
Telephoning across tho Atluntio is a
theoretical possibility, and nobody
knows how soon it may becomo an ac
complished fact. No Bjilublo has over
passed between tho two continents by
way of tho existing cables, but u clover
exjK'rt has suggested a method of getting
at least one note through, and another
man has taken out a patent on thu process.
Tho immediate difficulty of telephon
ing by tho present Atlantic cables lies in
tho fact that they work too slowly. To
transmit the note C to tho human ear by
tho existing Atlantic cables it would be
necessary 1 1 send back nnd forth 250
vibrations in a second. But tho cables
cannot como anywhoro near bucIi h feat.
Tho patented process of Bending an
American musical C to Great Britain
involves tho use of tho phonograph.
Tho scheme is to Bound tho note into a
phonograph at this end of tho lino and
Bet tho phonograph going very slowly, so
that tho vibrations of tho noto. which
would bo inaudible to human ears, slinll
be communicated to tho cable, transmit
ted under tho ocean and received on an
other slowly revolving phonograph be
yond tho ocean. Tho record made, tlio
phonograph could bo sot a-going at a
rapid rate of sjieoil, and tho noto would
lie grouuil out with sufficiently rapid vi
brations to bo audible to British ears.
The process would bo a very slow ouo,
however, and as all tho mechanical ap
pliances would have to be very nicely
adjusted and at great oxpenso tho ex
periment has not yet been tried.
It may be tried ono of these days, how
over, and tho more sanguine electrical
experts prophesy telephoning between
Europe and America. Nolwdy, how
ever, is going to lay au enormously ex
pensive cable just for fun or even in tho
Interest of electrical science, and in tho
prcM-nt state of the art of telephoning
such a calle to E irojw could not lie a
E. N VAI.I.AMWIIUM.
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