- - THE BEE: 'dMAHA, FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1918. ' " "' J
stars, setting on toe lata at
Head of Iron Workers Is
Celestial Spectacle for Which Astronomers
11:55 p. m. and 1:46 a m. respectively.
The moon is in conjunction with
Venus on the 5th, with Saturn on the
12th, and with Mars on the lt6h.
Records Broken at Navy
Recruiting Station Here
One hundred and ninety-four men
enlisted in the navy at the Omaha
recruiting station Tuesday. This
figure sets a new record for the local
station. The previous high mark for
one dav was 156 reenr'ts.
Given Sixty-Day Sentence
W. K. Chase, 2756 South Twelfth
street, president of the loral union
of iron workers, was sentenced to 60
days in jail on a charge of drunken
ness in . police court Thursday morn
ing. Chase was arrested Wednesday
night when complaint . was made at
police headquarters tliat he was at
tempting to sell an automobile be
longing to the union. -
- Waited 18 Years Occurs When Sun Goes Into Eclipse
Glorlonft Orb of Day Will Be Blotted Out for
One or Two Minutes at Black Ball or
Moon Pastes Before It
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Eighteen years ago Father Rigge, as special
representative of The Bee, went to Washington,
Ga., to observe a total eclipse of the sun.
When asked if he would go to Colorado with other
eminent acientisti to witness the eclipse of the sun, which
will be total there Saturday, June 8, Father Rigge said:
"No, I will remain here for the reason that I have not
the equipment necessary for h highly specialized work
that is to be done now. Frost says that with a spectro
scope set 200 miles from the line of totality good results
can be obtained. - - ...... .
"I have a spectroscope of twice that distance, and
with it I hope to see the corona. . If there is a rain the
nieht before and high barometer, atmospheric conditions
will be ideal ana i can oo goon wo nwc
The following is special article, ony
the eclpse, prepared by ratner Kigge
for Omaha readers:
By WILLIAM F. RIGGE.
On June 8 the United States will
enjoy-a celestial, spectacle for which
; it has been waiting, for 18 years, and
to see which astronomers often travel
hall way around the'arth. This is a
total eclipse of the sun, when for the
brief space of one or two miuutes the
glorious orb of day will be, as it were,
blotted out of the sky, and will reveal
' tof us the secrets of its immediate en
vironment From behind the black ball of the
, moon, which will place itself centrally
before the sun, there will appear a
ring of pearly light of unwonted
splendor, in which . there will be
tongues of flames of scarlet, and out
side and beyond which there will be
the sun's corona, two opposite sets of
streamers of light emanating appar
ently and curving away from the sun's,
poles, like lines of iron filings near a
magnet, and uniting at the sides into
broad wings which fade away gradu
ally like auroral streamers to two or
three times the sun's diameter.
- i ;;y Worth Long Journey.
The beauty and rarity of the sight
are well worth a long journey to see.
And its scientific value is not less
important, for as the body of the
sun is hidden from our view behind
the ntoon, astronomers have the rare
opportunity of seeing and photo
graphing the sun's surroundings,
which its intense glare always' hides
. from our view out of times of a total
eclipse. A study of these surround
ings may teach us much about the
nature of the sun, and the nature of
the stars, for the sun is but a star
like the millions that adorn our
nighty skies, and the stars are all suns
like our own shorn of their , great
brilliancy only by their stupendous
diitarjces. ' ' A
. Thfs glorious sight of the , sun
totally eclipsed will be visible only
over a narrow belt about 70 miles
wide, which will run serosa the long
est path we could trace for it in the
United States, from the state of
Washington to that of Florida. And
its duration will be only from two
to one minute or less.
Caused By Moon.
An eclipse of the sun is caused by
tt moon's passing before it This
1 -SOrJrJ'Tly and,, it generally
Sv requires an hour fronv the moment
r hen the moon just begins to obscure
t.e tun's disk until it covers it com
p'ately, and it takes another hour for
t' e moon to clear the sua again, while
t! e period, of totality cannot last more
f in eight minutes and is generally
Lis than two. ; '
' While the exact moment the moon
t2ini to indent the inn Is' of, great
i -portance to astronomers in," help
i.'X them to correct possible errors
in their tables, it is no less so to
know the precise point on the sun's
tf"k where the . moon will begin to
encroach upon it For this purpose
we mark off the. sun's circumference
in degrees like a circle, and use either
the general system common to all the
world, of the cardinal points N. S. E.
W., or the local ones of T. B. R. L,
top, bottom, right, left Both of
thfse, together with the times are
shown in figure 1, which like figures
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litit quarter on th. lit, 11:10 p. m. '
Nw moon on tn Ith, 1:01 p. m.
Flrat Quarter on th ISth, 1:11 a. m.
run moon on th I4th, l:3 m.
2 and A, is taken from the writer's
article in Popular Astronomy for last
November.' The large 5 in the upper
border of figure 1 means 5 o'clock
summer central time, which we keep
in Omaha.' The 40 and 50 to the left
of the 5, and the 10, 20, 30, 40, to the
right of it mean the minutes before
and after, so that by estimating the
distance of a olace from these 10-min-
ute lines, the time of the beginning of
the ecliose mav be found to the near
est minute. The dotted lines marked
from N60W to S70W, W meaning
due west, indicate the position angles,
counted from the sun s north or south
point, of the point of first contact at
which the moon will first indent the
sun's disk. The dashed lines B60R to
B30R show the position angles of the
same ooint of first contact as counted
from the bottom or lowest point of
sun towards the right
Path of Totality, r i
FiBure 2 contains the data pertain
ing to the greatest magnitude attained
by the eclipse. The large 6 on top of
the map and) near its left,' means 6
o'clock, central time, and the 10 to
the right of the 6, the 20, 30, 40 on the
right border mean the minutes after
6 o'clock. The three close parallel
curves denote the ipath of totality.
The numbers from 120 to 50 along its
southern border indicate the seconds
that the total phase will last. The
dotted lines 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, show
the sun's altitude at the time. The
curvet marked 90, 80, 70, 60, on either
side of the central line, show the per
centages of the obscuration.
Figure 4 pertains to the end of the
eclipse. The full lines marked 1020,
30, 40. on the left border of the map
mean the minutes after 7 . o'clock,
central time. The dotted curves S60E
E show the position angles of 'the
point of last contact as measured
from the sun's south point towards
the east. The dashed curves T80L
card. We may even' by, this simple
method see spots on the sun and then
are present Ana all the round spots
of light that we see on the ground
under a tree, which are real images
of the sun, will, during the eclipse,
snow the sun i apparent shape at the
PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE
Besides the great eclipse of the sun
on the 8th. we shall be favored also
with a small eclipse of the moon. This
will take place on the morning of
June 24. The magnitude will only be
13 per cent, as Figure 6 will . show.
Here N. S. E.' W. are the cardinal
points on the moon, and T. B. L. R.
mean top, bottom, left right The
moon will begin to touch the earth's
shadow at the point F at 4:46 a. m.,
and leave it at D at 6:10. The eclipse
will be greatest at 5:28. The moon
will set at 5:59, five minutes after the
The sun reaches its highest north
T20L show the position angles meas
ured from the top or uppermost point
of the tun towards the left. To the
east of the curve marked "Eclipse
endt at sunset" the sun will set before
the eclipse is over. And finally,. the
turves marked "10, 9, 8, 7, on the up
per border, indicate the full hours of
the central times of sunset
? Begins st 5:19.
From a study of these four figures
we gather the circumstances of the
eclipse , as it will appear to us in
Omaha. The eclipse will begin at
5:19 p. m. or more accurately, at 5 h.
18 m, 53,16 !s at the Creighton ob
servatory, ft a point on the sun N 89
degrees W, or almost due west, and
B 37, degrees R, 37 degrees from the
bbttom-of the sun towards the right.
The middle of the eclipse will take
place at 6:25 and the magnitude will
be 88 per cent. The eclipse will end
at 7:25, more precisely at 7 h. 24 m.
48.42 t. at S. 74 degrees E or T. 55
degrees L. The sun will set at 8:52.
Figure 5 shows the appearance of the
sun whea most eclipsed. The moon
will first indent the sun at the point j
D, and leave it finally at F. ' ;
The best way to observe the eclipse j
will be to project the sun's image on
a white card held beyond the eye-
piece of a telescope. If we have so
telescope at our . disposal we may t
punch a small hole in a piece of paste-'
board, hold this to the sun and then ;
catch the image it makes on a white ,
at the summer solstice on the 2st at 1 i
i. m. Then astronomical summer be-!
ins and the day is longest, 15 hours
4 minutes, and the night shortest,
8 hours 56 minutes. The days through
out the whole month vary less than a
quarter of an hour in length, v
Jupiter is in conjunction with the
sun on the 15th. It will be very near
the eclipsed sun on the 8th. Venus is
morning star- rising on the 15th at
3:51 a. m. Saturn and Mars are eve-
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E. Af . REYNOLDS
y.P,es.and Gen. Mgr.
The Latest Styles in
Hot W eather Footwear
' There is appealing
: cleverness in our, im-
mense offering of the
: season's Pumps and Ox
4 fords, shown in all the
i including white nile
cloth, cravenette and kid leather.
" The clever - creations, com
bined with our very attractive
; prices, make our offerings sec
ond to none in style, color and
quality. A call at our new store
' will convince you. ,
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'N-t-r V . Viy Wffl Net Nnalt !
""""o. vyl jt-n , X, Any Extra.
"Orsaha'i Popular Priced Shoe Store." J
111 S. lC'Ji L 1 New Conant Hotel Bldg.
Variety of Styles
$1.25 "' V;
Splendidly made in a shape-retaining way of
pique and gabardine. Pockets put on at dif- .
ferent tnglet and novel beltt form attractive
V Wash Skirts
$1.50 and $2.95
The materials include finely woven pique,
gabardine, whipcord and fancy colored novelty ,
Strictly" tailored, belted and atraightline
models. Wool velour, poplin, serge and wool
Were Up to $39.50 .
Only styles of the moment included. Soft
silks and taffetas many out-of-the-ordinary
and exclusive trimming ideas. V :
150 Girls Coats
Vs Off ;
Complete aize assortment Sizes 7 to 12
j yean and eiies IS to 17 years for the grow
ing girls and "little women." ' Black and
white checks and other new fabrics variety
of this season's colorings. '. .
Girls' Silk Dresses
Taffetas and crept de chine dresses in navy,
tan, rote and green. Sizes 8 to 14 years ana
dresses to fit the growing girls.", ; . ;
Girlfe' Wash Dresses
, $1.25 and $1.95
Girls' Wash Dresses
Were Up to $5.75 . '
TaAe Store Mvidmi Sopn
The Following Items are Concise Examples
of ; Thrift to..Be PracticediSOuiAnnual im.,-j r
e of SearSonafoieffiMiercha
Women's and Girl's Low Shoes
- , ' in the June Sale r ; : . , '
mi- 'i Choice $2.85- - :
INCLUDING White Sea Island sport pumps, white ivory soles
and heels, sizes 2V2 to 7, widths A A to D white nile cloth;
dress pumps, turn soles, Louis covered heels, sizes 212 to 7,
widths A to.D white sport shoes, white duplex soles and heels,
desirable for growing girls. Complete size assortment, also
broken lines of black kid, patent and beaded pumps and strap
effects. Tan and black calf pumps. , . '
175 Pairs of !
Boys',1 Misses and' Children's
Low Shoes at $1.95
Including boys' tan and black calf oxfords, ' also patent
leather oxfords, all welt sewed soles. Button and lace styles.
Misses' and children's white canvas high and low shoes, patent,
tan and dull strap slippers. All sizes represented, but not every
size in every style. Exceptional values.
Were Up to $6.95
The regular quality-standard blouses that
Benson & Thorne sell year in and year out, .
Wide variety of styes and colorings to select
from: Specially priced in the June Sale. ......
Lingerie r.Taists i
Scores of Styles
Plain and striped sheer voiles, effectively
trimmed with lace, embroidery and tucks.
Pretty collars and cuffs. Were up to $1.45.
. Were Up to $2.50
These waists are shown in plain voiles,-,
trimmed with lace, tucks, embroidery and or
gandy. Exceptional June Sale values. k
Women's W ash , Dresses
. Two Big Groups
$5 and $7.95
V Voiles, dimity and gingham. Light, airy
summer styles far in advance of the season.
Unusual values, every one. V
Silk Suits . .
, WereUp to $5
Every silk suit in the house reduced one-;
third in the June Sale. Semi-dress and dress -styles
in soft silks. Variety of colors.
- Boys' Bathing Suits
Well made to properly fit the boy. One piece with skirt. , "
: . Boys' Wash Suits . ' v
" $1.25 and $1.50
: Two specially priced groups, easily tubbedi made of light
and dark madras, chambfays and twills.' Long arid short -sleeves.
- Trimmed collar and cuffs. C ' -
29c, 6 Pairs $1.70
Boys' Fancy Sox
25c, 30c, 39c, 45c
$2.25 ' .
Boys' Wool Suits
75c and 95c ;:
Cunning beach atyle rompers for the little
tots 2 to 6 years. Made of durable light and , f
dark colored inadras and gingham. Specially,; i
priced during our Annual June Sale. . '
Children's Silk Coats
.. Silk coats for girls 2 to 6 years. Newest
models and the most favored colorings of the
season. Regularly $5 to $22.50. -;
s Girls' Hats ' :
- :- 2 to 6 Years - ': .
75c and 95c
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