The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, January 31, 1896, Image 1

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Voi,. IV. No. JO.
VllWK, r ClJNTfl
Tho Arnory Will bo Uuod to Provldo
M.olloom- Homo l'honomoim and
I ) Explanations ol Thorn.
Tin' Kecoml annual exhibit of the
rl.i'trlcal Engineering Hooloty will ho
ilwu Friday night, February U, In tho
hi in ry and In tho olcotrloa,' engineering
I 1 1 iMYlllllMort.
Wf found at our liiHt exhibit that
did not 'have tlio necessary room in
nur laboratories for tho Imtnonno
crowds Who came ito see and loam
what could be dono with electricity.
The subdivisions of tho exhibit:
Plating, heating, lighting, nnd electro
chemistry will huvo their npptiiatuH In
the niniory. Tlu welding, furnace and
Ti'Hla experiments may bo huoii In tho
main laboratories, where till tlio ma
.hlnory will bo running.
'IMio plating committor ban received
some gold ore from Now JorHoy und
also from Mllford, which thoy will hop
a rate by tho okotro-plaiting process.
In thlH process tho gold wo- la dissolved
In a solution of chemicals, tho gold Is
tluiv separated by passing a current of
i lootrlelty through the Kolutlon causing
the gold to collect on a lentl plate.
Tliv electrolysis of waiter plpett oousos
tluM'ltv "ouiioIIh no little trouble, duo to
the leakage of current from Its In
tended return path. Electricity always
tnkvH 'the easiest IwWi ll'n returning
to the station, tho path that offers tho
least resistance. If tho circuit Ih
through water pipes It onuses them 'to
deteriorate and small holes are formed
duo to electric notion. This committee
has samples of water piping, furnished
by the- Water Works company ot
Tho gold, silver, nickel, copper bars,
platinum and wood plating' will be In
operation, and souvenirs of 'these will
bo given to tho visitors oh that night.
Tho electro-typing committee expects
t) shoiv the method of producing me
tallic riiipVessIomTanil electrotypes
The heating and cooking commltteo
has some apparatus furnished by "Tho
Western Klectrlc Heat&ig Co.," and
will distribute to Pie public mine hot
cakes and cocow. Popcorn iopped In
an electric popper will be scattered
Iron will bo welded by an au'tomatlo
welding maohlue, which Is furnished
by the Thomas-Houston company.
The blow out process will bo
shown, whereby the olectrlc arc of an
are lamp Is blown by a magnet to one
side, 'thus heaitlng the Iron.
The water iatl forge will bo In oper
ation, In which an Iron can be heated
to 11 white heat, hammered to the
proper shape, and 'then cooled 'In the
same water.
If the plans of 'tho committee ap
pointed to work up the subjeut of elec
tric furnnces are realized, even In a
fair degroo, one of the most Interesting
parts of the exhibition will bo the pro
duction of calcium carbide. From this
product, by Hlmple addition of water,
aiiiijleno gas, tho now lllumlnant Is
i-volved In largo quantities. Tho pro
cess of making 'the carbide of calcium
I comparatively simple, by subjecting
a mixture of powdered lime and coke
dust to tho intenso boat of tho electric
furnace, .the mixture molts down to
a vlseons mass of noarly pure calcium
carbide When cool, the carbide Is a
dense substance, having n dark brown
color and a specific gravity of 11.2(3.
When brought In contact with water
acetylono gaH Is evolved at tho rate of
about flve and flveitonths cubic
feet par pound of tho carbide,
and If properly confined, will produce
the enormous pressure of 900 or 1,000
pounds por squaro Inch. The gas has
a very offensive odor, resembling itha't
of garlic. It can readily bo condensed
to a liquid and from that to a solid.
Tho valuo of coal gas as an 'lllumln
ant Is groatly dependant on tho amount
of acotylono present In It. Ordinarily
coal gas contains acetylene to itho ex
tout of 0,00 per cent, while water gas
contains nhout 1 per cent.
Acetylene burns with an Intensely
white llame, such that ilita Illuminating
power Is more than ten times ahait of
our city gas. This great illuminating
power will bo shown alt tho exhlbblon,
but In order to give n clearer idea of
It. tho following data will aid consider
ably. Coal gas when burned at tho raito
of five cubic feet per hour will produco
a llgnt- equal to twenty-rtwo candles,
while acetylene, burned under the eamo
conditions and ait the amo 'rate will
glvo a light of 2fi0 candle power.
Tlio committee expects to make tho
carbide, generate the gas and .to 'have
It burning, ho thai the whole process
will bo shown. If successful In oh
taltvlng apparatus In tltiic itho liquid
gas will also bo made.
As one approaches the university
from tho south, it'iey can see u largo
headlight on .the front of itho main
building, which Is only tho beginning
of itho treat do follow.
Franklin's kite with It Ih photograph
brings back to itho observer what he
learned whllo at 'tho publlo school, here
'he may experience what Franklin did
many years ago by .touching n key nn.l
receiving u sliock. In tho dynamo room
Ineand 'scent lamps will bo sotn trawl
ling around on. the belts of the engines
The novelties presented by this light
ing committee are an Incandescent lamp
lighted by Induction which Is floating
In. a cup of water, also the magic table
where an Incandescent lamp Is lighted
by the same process, and can be lighted
or extinguished by simply moving 'the
lamp to different parts of .the table.
A Tew of the Tosla experiments will
bo fhown If 'the apparatus at hand
proves .satisfactory.
Itotary motion of a light metal sphere
produced by a rotating magnetic field.
This nlliuitratos the simplest form of
three plmso motors.
Alternating current experiments nro
ni preparation, some of which show tho
use of transformers on Incandescent
lighting circuits.
In the line of o'.ootro-chomlslr.v we ex
pect .to show on a small scale some of
.the applications of electro-chemistry
'In tho chemical manufacturing Indus
tries. Tho mtvnufaature of white lead
from pig lead. The production of
bleaching fluid from magnesium chlo
ilde. Tho manufacture of caustic soda
and chlorine from common salt. Tho
preparation of potassium chlorate from
potassium chloride. The electrolytic
separation of gold from refractory oros,
Also wo will make an exhibit of prU
nvary and storage batteries. E. E.
-"rART-iw tvtt.ti T.v.rrrtTnn'.
Any one who lias been watching the
progress of the electrical engineering
department cannot help but notice the
long strides this Important branch has
been itaklng In our midst. Already we
lend oiM' neighboring statm IJn this
branch of education. The students In
this work have organized themselves
Into the Electrical Engineering society
hi order to InvcHtlgaite Wnd discuss
recent electrical Inventions, That this
society Is made up of energetic young
men, superintended by a competent,
enthusiastic professor, Is clearly shown,
by Wio exhibits whloh are given fiom
time to time.
Ileal d es arranging for tlio exhibit to
be given this year, they have arranged
to have one of the men considered
as authority in electrical engineering
matters to deliver a lecture.
T. C. Martin, editor of the Electrical
Engineer of New York City, and past
president of the American Institute of
electrical engineers, will deliver his
lecture before the society on the "De
velopment and Utilization of the Power
of Nlngra Falls." The lecture will be and fully illustrated
with over a hundred lantern slides. All
the features of hydraulic and electrical
engineering Involved will be fully ex
plained and the many uhoh to which
the enormous power thus developed Is
being put, such long-distance light
ing, heavy haulage by mil and on the
Erie canal, electrical reduction works,
calcic carbtdo works, etc., will I bo
clearly sliown. This loature will be
free to tho public, but a certain num
ber of seats will bo reserved for those
especially Interoatod at a cost of 2fi
cents each, whereby t'hoy may avoid tho
crowd, and bo certain of a good seat.
Tho lecture will be given February
in. bee-Innlnc at a quarter to dight
o'clock, In tho Funke opera house. All
students who have 'Interest In this mat
tor should get reserved Beats, They
may bo liad of II. E. Reagan or any
of the members of 'the Electrical En
gineering society.
Tho freshman class met Friday and
elected ofllcers for nexit semester. There
was consHdoraiblo enthusiasm displayed
by 'the contestants for president. After
some parliamentary wrangling a ballot
was token, the result being: Mr. Pier
son 27, Mr. Thorpe 1. Thoso elected to
the other offices were: Vice-president,
Mr. Christie: secretary, Mr. Thorpo; as-
1 Blatant secretary, Miss Dauback; treas
'urer, Mr. Montgomery; sevgeam-at-arms,
Miss Cooke. (
Exoollont Program llondorud lloforo a
Pnlr Bluod Audlonoo-Dotu Thotu
PI Qlvon (C Dnnoo.
Tho fourth recital for alio prosont
Hohool year of tho rttildents' of the uni
versity conservatory of muslo wan given
in the chapel 'hurt Hmturday. Kvory
number on iho program was well iiihUm
tho mastery of the performer, mi 'that
In no IiihUuico was alio audience sub
Jodtod .to that painful uncertainty whloh
loo oflen a'ttenlls amateur perfonneis
III public. This corMilnly speaks well
for the conservatory Instruction and
management. Another point of gen
eral noto was the fluionthness of 'their
playing ilhroughout. Thoro was no
drumming; no rent or shat'terod notes,
which goes 'to show that "touch" Ih
not a gift of (led, but of toohnlque of
the sort those performers are acquiring.
Tho llrst number was by a string
quartet, all tho members of which were
well under 'their 'teens. The piece, "Op.
07," II. Mohr, was Vinoo'thly played,
with but the fu.lii'toM hint of a hltcli
here und thoro.
A soprano solo by Miss JsMnn Ewston,
with violin obllga'to by Miss Ensign,
followed. Miss lOamon has a remark
ably sweet and firm voice, but .It Is
not strong enough f.'r a public per
formance. It sounds small.
Miss Maud Heed ga(ve n selection from
IJ.iCh next. Her playing Is dellca'tely
expressive. (
Ethel aalley'a contralto solo was
marked by Biiperbly clear articulation.
Tho song woa "Tho Hlver of Years,"
and unusually well adapted to the
The "Etude iln E Halt" of Jaddasohn
played by Miss Kettering was shout
and rippling, like a peculiar sent o(
Tho personal clement which In tho
voices of. most . olnacrs is a fault Is an
i1tjtmilo1lIflrtfis2;H'ollal1d,8. "W-horo
the Lindens Bloom" Is ia ong contain
ing some ofteotlve transitions, which
Miss Pollard well brought out.
Edward Monck played "The Ava
lanche," by Heller, with an understand
ing expression, Mcldom met iwl'th. A
little more force wit tho summation of
the selection would, however, have
added to Its effect. The avalanche
wasn't mighty enough thoro.
The vocal waltz sung by Irono David
son Is airy, flute-like In Its purity and
abstraction, If one may so speak, from
the friction of medium whloh so often
deadens effect of solos of the class of
Edith Shaw played a nocturne, by
Doehler, with a touoh of molnnclioly
In It, In a manner which made tho
melancholy effective. Miss Shaw seems
very easy at (the piano.
MIps Eugenia Oetner has a very re
markable contralto voice. It Is strong
startllngly so. The bigness of ouit-of.
doors Is more suitable 'to It than the
shut-Illness of a 'room. This almost ob
trusive quality was fully manifest In
her llrst selection, "Caller Ilerrln," an
old Scotch ballad. In hor second, an
old Irish ballad, "When Love Is Kind,"
she used a lighter, 'though still powerful,
tone quality.
Tho last number, a violin duo by May
Polio Hagenow and Willie Mudra was
unexpectedly pleasing, tho selection
being really Impressive. Clearness and
smoothness charactei Ized the playing
of both.
That there Is so little to bo said In
the way of criticism Is certainly
the highest praise 'that can be paid tho
Instructors of these performors.
Tho program was as follows:
String quarteit Op. C7, allogro movo
mont, II. Mohr; May Polio Hagenow,
WUUo Mudra, James Jonas, Georgo
Soprano solo "'A Day Dream," Strol
ezkl; Nina, Easton. Violin obllgato, Ina
Piano solo Passopled from f)t'h En
glish suite, Bach; Maude Reed.
"Contralto .solo "The 'River of Years,"
MarzlalB; Ethel Galloy.
Plano solo Etude In E flat, Jadda
sohn; Mary Kettering.
Soprano solo "Whore 'the Lindens
nioom," Buck; Mario Pollard.
Piano solo "Tho Avalanche," Heller,
Edward Mouck,
Soprano solo Vocal waltz "L'Ar
dlta," Ardltl; Irno Davidson.
Piano solo Nocturne op. 21, Dochlor;
Edith Shaw.
Contralto solo "Caller Ilerrln," old
Heotoh ballad; "When Love Is Kind,"
old Irish ballad, Eugenia Cletnor,
Violin diHoHymphnnlo coiuoi-Uuito,
Danola; May Hollo llagonow, Wllllo
1)0 TI0LL1
Thoro arc Just a few things that we
cannot understand. We do not oaro
very muoh whether wo find out the
explana.lli.ns or not, but we do want
to IhI tho publlo know Unit we do not
unileMtrtiid theiii any boiler than any
one else.
Among th(,Hu uroi
Why Frank Huinmors does not pat
ronize somo barbor shop and Invest
a quarter?
Why Doo EvoruU does not stnmt up
his Phlzooks reporter If It will bo
Hiioh a good thing?
Why McNeal does not attend Latin
claws any more?
Why some of our fair friends and
their admirers do not take notice of the
Insti notions In itho 'hall of .the library
Why tho disturbance and noise In
chapel always come from one particu
lar crowd?
Why Clint Norton over shaved off his
beiiird and lofit his head?
Why there was no scrap over tho association olllces?
Why somo people will admit to tho
Instructor that a loswon Is too short
or the work too easy?
Why the students are not moie
gieatly benefited by the new sysloni
of examinations?
Why some one Is always using our
otllce chair and desk when wo want
to do a little work, cite, etc.
Hero are a few 'things ho objects to:
The present method of "exams."
Ills landlady giving (the name of
"Puree of Split Peas mix Cruton" to
common bean soup.
The architect that designed tho
tftalnway iln Nebraska hall. The Inter
val between 'th-stepaels, too much .Ilka
that between railway 'ties.
Dnlll oon'tlUulng Ithroug'li examina
tion week.
Examinations iln general,
English 3 not medtlng moro regularly.
Ills room-mate wearing a red itlo with
a blue shirt fron't.
The fact that here is no way of post
ing In Hygiene.
The discontinuance of the bowling
The week at tho "nigger heaven" en
trance. That brains Is a scare article with a
pre'tty girl.
That tho assistant In T.. department
gives the Idea o'bo-ing a nigger man
than the professor.
Anything that Is compulsory.
Why Is 'It that in tho lava'torles of
the library building 'tho towels are not
changed twice, or at least, once a day?
Probably two .hundred persons uso
each of these towels dally. The towels
are on the rack, and figuratively speak
lug, so nro those who use them, for
two and even 'three days at a time.
Many students who live or room out
some dlsdonco spend 'the whole day at
tho university; to thoso better conven
iences In 'this line ought to be extended.
This may bo economy, but Is It In the
right direction? It Is due the Janitor
to say that ho was allowed but six tow
els for five racks. Go over to the baiths,
and you are given two to
uso and one to stand upon. Cleanli
ness Is next to godliness, out in tn
stato wo have heard that tho state uni
versity is an ungodly place; If matters
keep on In prosont way, soon the ieo
plo will have reason to say It Is an
unclean place. The authorities nro
asked why matters oro such as they
are. Tho Kicker.
Tho walls of his room were rlghtgaudlly
With trophies of many a hard-fou't
With relics of rushes, with pictures of
Who had snared 'him at ball, at revel,
at rout.
Bu't mid tho gay galaxy one fairy face
Caught my oyo, and I asked, "Who's
"Qh, thait," he replied with a yawn
clearly feigned,
"Is tho girl that I couldn't kiss."
Faculty Wnnt tho Unlvoralty Athlotlo
Hoard lloaognlznd by tho AhuooIu-
tlon-Wlll Altor tho Wording.
An nmendnient 'to the athletic consti
tution Is con'tompliited at tho next menf.
Ing, which will be held soon. It Is only
designed to change tho wording ho iih
to conform 'to tho plan adopted recently
by 'the faculty. This changes the board
of directors, whloh will Htilll oxltft, by
making It one-hnlf of tho "mil.
vorslty nthlutlc board." The amend
ment Is Hlmply to legallzo In the wlnvlH
of tho students tho recent action of th
faculty. No formal amendment creating
the "university aithtlo board" has
been proposed, but tho wording of the
old cons'tltii'llon' will bo so changed tlimt
It will harmonize with Itho board eom
IxiHed of five members of the faculty.
The proposed amendment rends as fol
lows: t ARTICLE V.
Section 1. The board of directors shall
consist of live members, of which four
are ito be ticlcdted by this association,
tho president of this association being
the IllUh member, and 'these Jive shall
ooiiKt-Utute the student members of the
university n'thloiUc board.
Sec. 2. The unlvoiwlty athletic
board shall have general supervlsl m
and control of all atlrltlc affairs of 'Mils
(ussoelaitlon. except such powers us are
expressly 'lega'ted 'to others by this
Sec. !1. The university athlotlo board,
together with tho managers and cap
tains of 'the 'respective teams, whall
havo power to secure coachers and
trainers for the respective teams.
Sec. 4. Tho university athletic board
Bhall elect, wt dts flrrft meeting In Janu
ary, a football manager, who Bhall havo
power to arrange games and, shall havo
general management of itho fodtball
team. Ait Its first mcolng iln October 1'
shall elect a baseball manager, win
glial hove, powor ito arrange games, etc.,
as" for football. Mnnugort shall hold
ofllce until their successors are elected.
Sec. G. The unlversl'ty athletic board
shall elect, at the same itlme ami In
tho wimo manner as they elect the
managers, assistant managers for each
team. The assistant managers shall be
under the general direction of their re
spective superiors.
Sec. 0. Tho university athletic board
shall elect alt itho same time nnd In itho
same manner captains for the second
teams of tho association; llkowlse man
agers for the Bame.
Section 1. A standing committee of
three on field sports shall be chosen by
the university athletic board at their
llrst meeting. The chairman of this
commltteo shall be director of sports
and manager of track team.
Section 5. The captain of any team
may be removed by a four-fifths vote
of tho university athletic boaiM, cause
being shown.
.Beta Theta PI gave a very enjoyable
dancing party Saturday night at their
chaptor house. Profuse decorations In
the fraternity and college colors were
noticeable, nnd let a brightening as
pect to itholr neatly furnished house.
In one of tho lower rooms was a
unique punoh bowl. On a table with
no decorations except a plain White
cloth was 'a largo olglnteen-lnch evapor
ating dish filled with pund'a. Tho
glasses were Bmall beakers. T.ho mem
bers of tho organization who are taking
chemistry alt the university had pre
pared the novel outfit. Tho program
was of a good length and most highly
enjoyable throughout. Those compris
ing tho gay company wore Misses
Nance, Rlsser, Fedhot, Slaughter, Lau,
Cochrane, Noren, Weeks, Vancel, Rlck
etts, Miller, Lowo, Camp, Hansen, Mount
of Omaha, Hammond, and Weston of
Beatrice. Tho gentlemen were. Messrs
Ames, MoLucas, Adams, Lehman, Tul
lose, Oram, Ralne, Hnrtlgan, RIclrettR,
Lau, Cooley, Thorp, J. and D. Burks,
Evcrotlt, Robinson, Hendy, Lansing.
Tho party was chaperoned by Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Woods and Mr. and Mrs
Fred Correll.
Karl Randall was Initiated by tho
Alpha Epsllon chapter, Sigma Chi fra
ternity, alt its rooms laat Tuesday
evowlng. The boys did not give Mr
Randall the merry time that they usu
ally give to the other seekers of fra
ternity honors, but lot him off with a
solemn exposition of tho rites.