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ii .. ,. .t-v. mtm . r.;, .:.---. -., i.jfci- -'." -iiTTMP i gam pmaanawr'nr t5- ' 'w.'i - V S ' "iy ' -v " ," -r ; - ,, v ,;-V". - " 1fj ?T-'" " "" "- '- 'J v-t-t r jj ,t .', , s -..-- - , . Wl Uki V r The Daily Nebraskan -v v ra fi VOL. 1, NO. 84. LINCOLN, NUB., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1902. THREE CENTS ELECTRICAL DISPLAY. Exhibition of Magnificent Propor tions Being Prepared for Char ter Day Some of the Exhibits. The interesting exhibitions with which the Electrical Engineering Department has In former years cele brated chartorday will be ronewed this year with oxtra effort. Preparations are now being made to display a number of the latest electrical In ventions, In the Armory and (Jhapel on Thursday. February l.'l. The development uf electrical work and the discovery uf now uses ana ap pliances aro increasing at such a rapid rate that It is hardly posslblo for tho general public to realize what tho ad vances aro and much less be familiar with them. Tho past year has boon especially '.fruitful in bringing forth new and startling achievements, from among which the selection of but a fow would furnish tho most interes ting entertainments. In view of this fact tho electrical engineering stu dents have benn especially busy of lato in order to snow as many of tho more important discoveries as possible with' the limited means at hand. - Tho following will bo among the features of the exhibit: A magnetic phonograph, a piece of apparatus consisting essentially of a steel tape which will retain voice magnetically and repeat tho same as many times as may be deslrea, through an ordlnry telophono receiv er. A now searchlight, which has recontly been perfected in tho labora tory, will be mounted on tho main building. Tho water-pall rorgo where Iron, immorsed In a pall of cold water, is heated to a white heat. Tho "unipolar" dynamo, a possible solution or a problem that lias disturbed the dreams of electricians for many years. Various lightning effects including the "Jablookkopf" candles, a revival of an interesting piece of aoparatus used In electrical aeooration. An electro-chomloal telophono re ceiver whioli "talks out in meeting" will bo in operation. A 50.000 volt transformer Illustra ting tho latest steps in high poten tial power transmission. A two-piece transformer, by which an incandes cent lamp may bo lighted and ex tinguished by simply moving It to and fro on a table, there being no electrical connection between it and the outside circuit. An electrical furnace will illustrate bow calcium carbide is made. This will be an exact reproduction of the process used in tho largo calcium carbide factories around Niagara Falls, It is an industry made possible, from a praotical standpoint, only by the harnessing of Niagara. Perhaps one of tho most important features of tho exhibit, from a com mercial standpoint, will bo tho Nernst Lamp which will bo shown In operation, along with all Its working parts which may bo examined. These lamps aro made from sixes which give tho same light as an ordinary incan descent lamp, to that which lseuual to a street arc lamp. Thoy con sumo less than 1-2 as much power as an incandescent lamp fjr tho same amount of lluht given out. the cost of renewing burned out parts Is very much less than that for new Incandescont lamps. In fact tnls lamp is eminently destined, on account of Its low cost of Dperatlon, to replace to a largo extent the gas and electric lamps now used. Tho Nernst lamp gives the nearest ap proach to the quality of daylight yet obalned. Silks may be perfectly matched with it. Some facts in wireless telegraphy will also bo shown ana a number of other things which it is not possible at the present to enumerate. FAIRYTALE FROM IOWA ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY -- MEETING. The Nebraska Ornithological Soci ety hold its annual meeting at tho University Saturday. Tho forenoon was taKcn up with a business session. The Rev. Mr. Bates of Long Pino, was elected president for tho ensuing year. In the afternoon Mr. E. H. Harbour, the retiring president gavo his annual address. Papers of a teah nlcal nature wero read by different members which wore exceedingly in teresting. The sossion was an en thusiastic ono, delegates from Oma ha, York, Long Pino and many other towns of tho state being present. The evening session was tho most interesting of all being an illustrated lecture on birds' nests and eggs by Professor Brunor, and other members of the Union. He made an interesting talk on the nests and nesting habits of sever-! al species of duck in northwestern Nebraska. Ho also explained the different methods which ornitholo gjsts use for getting to birds' nests In trees which are difllcult to climb. Ono plan is to shoot over a limb an arrow whlc'i carries a string and by means of this string to draw up a rope ladder which can bo easily moun ted by tho nost hunter. Some very peculiar habits of birds were men tioned by Professor Brunor among which is tho habit of tho blrd-of-paraalso of putting snako-sklns around the edge of its nest as a pro tection from other birds. M.A. Carnkor then told of Nebras ka birds' nests which ho nad soon. Ho 1b much interested in tho nest of the little green heron, commonly known as tho shitepoke. F.H. Shoe maker and I. S. Trostler, both of Omaha, told briefly what they knew about the nests of Nebraska birds. Rumors Circulated to the Effect that Nebraska Wants Eastern Gamos Th Report Provos False. The Daily Iowan, tho publication at tho University or Iowa gots con siderable cheap amusement out of a rumor that seems to be running tho rounds of eastern papors to the effect that the Nebraska football team is contemplating a trip into tho far east. Tho Iowan publishes an article from a Philadelphia paper to the offect that Nebraska has ask ed Ponsylvanla, Harvard, Yale, and Princeton for games. Tho Hawkey o publication heads Its article "Ne: bratka Has Jlmjams Manager In a Bad Way Wants to Wlpo out tho East In Football." Tho wholo arti cle is written in a vein which, to say tbe least, shows their usual lack of courtesy and good taste In dealing with other Universities. Inquiry bore devolopes that the story is a fake puro and simple. Neither Manager Engel nor Chair man Wyor knows anyhtlng about any attempt to secure dates with any Institution oast of Chicago. No letters regarding games have passea between Nebraska and tho institu tions mentioned in tho article The first intimation tho Nebraska au thorities had of thu rumor in tho oast, was contained in u letter from Georgetown College, Washington, D. C. in which a date on the trip was asked for. Tho, story Is nothing moro than tho product of the brain of some sensational journalist as no ono connected with the Nebraska team over contemplatoa such a trip. G. M. LAMBERTSOlN SPEAKS Judgo Lambortson of thlB city addressd the students yesterday morn ing on tho Northern Security Com pany which has been organized as a lesult ot the merging of the Great Northern, Northern Paclflo and C. B. and Q. railroads. At present, said Mr. Lambortson, thoro aro about 105.000 miles of rail road track In the United States, al most enough to make eight belt lines around the globe. Ot this amount, transcontinental linos form no small part and they are the ones which aro now attracting attention. Tho Great Northern occupying about 6,416 miles of track and con trolled by James J. Hill was built at a very low cost. BeoaiiBe of this fact it has been very prorninont In railroad competition and was therefore able, when the question of oonsolidation arose, to dictate tho terms. The Northern Pacific Was for a long time the greatest competitor of this road but with the crisis of 1893 it was foroed into tbe hands of a re colvor. J. J. Hill who alroady had 50,000 shares oi Groat Northern Btock succeeded In securing 75,000 shares of this road, too. Having attained con trolling lntorost in both theso lines ho desired to oxtend his hold on tho C. B. and Q. systom as a sultablo outlet for Chicago. Stock in this lino was hold all over tho United Stares and thorofore any attempt to purchase it could not bo concealed long. Thereforo tho Union Pacific began to puiohaKo stock also In tho same road In order to cheek tho Hill move ment. The question then arose as to which ono had tho controlling Inter est. , Hill and Harrlman hold about equal Btock In tho road with a Blight balanco In favor of II III. It was thorofore necessary for theso two great Interests to come to somo truce which thoy did with J. Ploroont Morgan as mediator. In tho parcelling out of tho arrangement, honors wore equally divided. TheC. B. and y. had always been a powerful road, being tho work of ono great man as most largo roads are. The Groat Northern and North ern Pacific purchased its $110,000,000 stock for $208,000,000 lSBulng 4 per cont bonds thorofore whloh was equivalent to saying that thoy ex pected an 8 per cent return on par yaluo of stock. Tho appearance of tho Union Pacific in the deal made It necessary that tho affairs bo placed under a now arrangement. Thus tho North ern Security Company was organized with a caplr.al of $400,000,000 having the control of these roaas with un aggrogato track mlleago of aimosu 20,000. Tho now company Is a giant oonsoli dation and will doubtless have raark ea Influence in railroad matters. Its purposo is to cut out wasteful com petition and to givo to ail equal rates. Though tho oblect might bo good. Judgo Lambortson thought It exceedingly dangerous to place so much power In so few hands. GIRLS' ATHLETIC CARNIVAL. Tho girls of the high school will givo a carnival of fun and profit at the Auditorium Friday evening, February 7. Tho basket ball tourna ment promises to bo very exciting as the winning class is to be the recip ient of a trophy. There will be olass work ana relay races. Fnthublasm even now runB high. The Alunin wearers of tho red and tho black will give this movement hearty support. CONVOCATION ANNOUNCE- - MENTS. Today Professor F. M. Fling, will speak on Algeria. Tomorrow State Superintendent Fowler will discuss Publio School Work. i t ti J v- H l - i hM ,i " UK. '