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Willing t .lCllllOW Ifljgr lllb (ihljg.ltit'll.S
to the exicrimcntallsts who preceded
liim iiml who each discovered :i spe
cific part of tlu- machine whose re
sponse to his expectation enables him
to announce himself as the iliseov
erer of wireless telegraphy. Scientific
men are r.'ireful to record their ex
iwrimeiits anil the wireless telegraphy
evolution Is a matter of history. The
eilltor of Harper's Weekly says: "The
existence of electric waves was pre
dicted hy .Maxwell in lsfii. ami discov
ered by Hertz in 1SS7. Professor lira il
ly of Paris discovereil the delicate
coherer. Professor Lodge f Liverpool
rigged up the little tapper or decoherer.
which makes It easy to spell out word
on a tape. Just as with an ordinary
Morse instrument. The form of the
sender or oscillator which Professor
Marconi uses was devised hy his coun
tryman. Professor Kighi. The idea of
tuning- two instruments to work in
unison so that they will respond to
no others, of which Marconi makes
much, Is again due to Professor Iodge.
who gave the process Its name, "syn
tony." At the annual dinner of the
Society of Hugim-crs where Marconi
was a guest he acknowledged his in
debtedness to none of these inventors
r discoverers, without whose aid his
own compilation could not have been
made. It is a worthy feat to combine
the discoveries of other men. It is the
part of justice to acknowledge the ex
periments which have made the final
result possible. However, the very in
centives lacking to the other electri
cians, who provided Marconi with the
Ideas .ml the machine for wireless
te!eRi.V.hy, have enabled him to suc
ceed. He has a consuming desire for
fame. He has sacrificed love to at
tain It and what chance has truth
when love itself has been immolated?
Kven so fervent an admirer of Mar
coni as the magazine machinist and
scientist, Mr. Kay Stannard Ilaker, ad
mits that the coherer invent
ed by M. liranly is the crux
of the system. "without which
there could be no wireless tele
graphy. The "coherer" is a small
tube of glass no bigger than a lead
pencil and two inches long. It is filled
with finely powdered grains of nickel
and silver. The mixture is alternately
a. very good and a very bad conductor
of electric waves. The nearly spent
wave from Kngland that iloated
against the wire in Newfoundland
which was upheld by Marconi's kite
was still "strong enough to draw
the little particles of silver and
nickel in the coherer together in
a continuous metal path. As soon
as the particles cohere they con
duct the electricity perfectly, anil
a current from a nearby battery
reinforces the wireless wave and causes
it to print the dot or dash which the
operator at the other side of the world
has sent. Then a little tapper strikes
against the side of the tube and the
particles are jarred apart or "de
cohered," ready to be cohered again
by the next wave containing the next
letter of the message from across the
THE WEEK'S REVIEW
i4 A vXt-ir H,CtC
A large number of women gathered
at Walsh hall Monday afternoon to
listen to a program given by the cur
rent topics department of the Wom
an's Club. Mrs. W. M. Morning,
leader of the department, had arranged
a very interesting program relating to
the education and training of women.
.Miss Talcott opened the program with
a musical reading. "Pomlii' Thro" the
Itye," which was effectively given.
Mrs. Wessel's paper on "The History of
the Kducation of Woman." traced the
stages through which public opinion
concerning the education of woman has
passed, from the early ages, when it
was not considered necessary that wo
man should be educated beyond Us
ability to know how much she must
spin in order to buy potatoes for the
family in case sl)e were left a widow,
until now when nearly all of the great
educational institutions of the world
admit women upon an eipial footing
with men. Or. .May Flanigan read a
paper of great interest on "Emotion
alism in Women." Dr. Flanigan said
in substance that girls are born with
the same natures which boys bring
into the world, but that their early
training develops greater emotionalism
and their subsequent life fosters and
develops it. Dr. Klanigan's unphoni
ous voice, and perfect poise, together
with the thoughts advanced, held the
undivided attention if her listeners.
Mrs. Paul Clark talked of "Women and
Religion." Women do not owe their
present high position entirely to re
ligion, but because of their position
they owe much to religion and hu
manity. A parliamentary drill con
ducted by Mrs. Plunimer preceded the
program. Mrs. Field, chairman of the
nominating committee, refjuested the
ladies to write their first and second
choice for president of the club on bal
lots provided for the purpose, as an aid
to the committee in qhoosing a suitable
person for this important office. The
president announced that a series of
addresses would be given by competent
pei-sons before the history department,
and urged club members to hear them.
The first was given Thursday after
noon by Mr. G. M. Lambertson, on
- ." .
The music department of the Wom
an's club met Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Katherine Uixby read a paper on
the sonata form. Miss Itixby spoke of
the origin of the sonat i and its de
velopment step by step, and named
and described the different movements
and keys of which it is composed. Slu
mentioned style and depth and how the
sonata is regarded from a luuskal
standpoint. The musical numbers pre
sented were Piano: Andante .md Var-
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ment of sick ideal Turkish, Russian, and Medicated Baths only non-contagious
chronic diseases received. This institution is not a hotel, not a hospital, but a home.
iations in F Minor Haydn. Miss Win
ifred Howell. Piano: Sonata I) .Major
Haydn. Miss Addle Strickler. Piano:
First and last movement fiom Sonata
in ' minor, opus 10. No. 1. Ueethoven.
Miss Margaret Whedon. All of these
numbers were greatly appreciated by
. . .
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Sorosis had an unus.illy pleasant
meeting at the home of Mrs. W. Q.
Itell on Tuesday. A beautiful musical
program was presented. The numbers
were: Trio, Foote: Miss Knsign, Miss
ICiche, Miss Haywood.
To a Wild Hose." McDowell. "The
Shepherd's Pole." Nevin: Miss Kdith
"The Legende.' Wieniauski: Miss
"To Spring." Grieg, "The Fauns."
I'haminade: Miss Ihirliugim.
After the program light refresh
ments were served.
The next meeting of Sorosis will be
held at the home or Mrs. J. T. Lees.
Mrs. Hurnett will talk on "The Analy
sis of Modern Fiction."
. j jt
T tC tC
The Century club met Tuesday after
noon with Mrs. W. K. Kirker. There
was rather a lengthy business meeting
in which plans for next year's work
were discussed. Mrs. Helen M. Howell
read an interesting paper on the Suez
canal. Mrs. U. T. Van Iirunt reviewed
"Via Crucis." by Marion Crawford.
The regular meeting of the Matinee
Musieale will occur Monday afternoon
at the club rooms. After the program
an informal reception will be given in
honor of Mrs. John Doane, who will
-J--OOH remove from Lincoln to Fremont.
C - fi-
Mrs. II. E. Lewis entertained the
Lotos club Thursday, afternoon. Mrs:
J. E. Miller, by special invitation, gave
a paper on "Ventilation and Sanitation
in the Public Schools."
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Mrs. E. C. Uewick will entertain the
L. A. Kensington on Tuesday.
GLAD SHE FORFEITED
HER RIGHT TO A CROWN
HHHHHHIK ;T 3HHK
iff Si &d8i
The Archduchess Elizabeth Marie
of Austria, granddaughter of Em
peror Francis Joseph, and the prin
cess who gave up her right to the
ei own of Austria to marry the man
she loves, declares herself to be
serenely happy. She says she does
not for an instant regret her choice.
JcWr tfc'o. t --iict "
Phoue 68 ?
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