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In Touch With
What the Smartest
Dressmakers Are
Now Displaying—
Hints That May
Help the Undecided
A RIB.—The most notable fea
ture of the Paris summer sea
son Is the Russian ballet, at
the Châtelet theater. We have
now had five or six seasons of
Russian ballets, here In Paris, but the
novelty has not lost any of Its charm ;
the Parisiennes seem, on the contrary,
to become each year more and more
enthusiastic about these wonderful
dancers and their amazingly artistic
On the first night the Grand Duke
Boris was present with a party of
friends In a prominent box and, close
by, the British embassy party, with
the young prince of Wales very much
In evidence, writes Idalla de Vllllers
In the Boston Globe. In another large
box Mme. Paul Bourget, the charming
«vife of the eminent writer, was enter
taining a party, and on this occasion
Mme. Bourget looked exceedingly at
tractive In a clinging robe of moon
light blue Jet and a picturesque mantle
of dull blue mirror velvet, lined with
ruohed chiffon.
Diamonds Worn In the Coiffure.
I noticed that a great many of our
leading society women wore bands of
diamonds In their hair on the open
ing night of the Russian season. Flat
bands, which closely resemble the
Greek filet In outline, but which are
worn rather far back on the head In
stead of on the fprehead. When
theee brilliant bands are worn the
hair is pressed extremely simple and
quite close to the head; in fact, this
may be said of almost all the best
hairdressing of the present moment.
It Is now the fashion to show the out
line of the head, and when a fringe Is
worn on the forehead It Is more often
than not short and almost straight.
Curiously enough, I noticed one or
two extremely pretty women wearing
their hair quite abort all over their
heads on the opening night. This
fashion was vary popular several
years ago and It Is a style which wo«
an of emell and pretty features find
Becoming, but it 1» a strong measure
to cut one's hair quite short, end I am
of opinion that the heads I saw at
the Châtelet represented the eooentrlo
Ity of Individual taste rather than the
herald of a possible revival.
A great many black and dark blue
evening gowns were worn, and ln all
oases these toilets were covered with
rioh embroideries, which sparkled and
glittered under the soft light of a
thousand lamps. The keynote of our
fashions of today. .0 far as evening
gowns are concerned. Is sparkle! It
is the rpo of eclectic extravagance, but
rhen one feels In-!
Ip fit the sight of embrold
J with diamond facets and
•nrls mussed together In!
reckless prolusion Never were jet
embroideries more popular for eve
Hing dress«*? t.Nui this season and the
rsro of tho iromont is moonlight-t!.*a:>o<l
which prives lovely metallic tints In a
strong light.

The Betwtlful American at Mirabeau.
tl>ere are moments
«■lined t
crics o,
with g
At f'c Mirabeau.
The Hotel .M trabe«-: in the rue do
la Paix Is a favorite meeting place of ,
the I'arlsieuro*'this season
It Is a
convenient place fur every on« finds
It necessary to purs through tho Place
Yendomo and 1
rue de hi Calx to: i-»
tlme in the afternoon of «-uch day. Tho
'sr.inuz street of dressmakers rop
ii>-eic.« Barts Itrelf. !i tv <u route for
e-verys here. At the Mirabeau 1 saw
some rarely attractive go v is and ha's
and 1 have skouho.i for your benefit
n picturesque t' ;uo und shoub ; er cape
which was worn b> a level
girl who rat at fit th«j tccle next
.musing b< t frir tds
ou 3 r.ocount of her "im
prcsflont" of Ftir.fi. She was quite
mere than seventeen, 1
our', a;
■ig; r
lh'.' s. and Eke had the proverbial
Anu-riean complexion of cream am
••■»I* roses. Her hair was light brown,,
with no traoe of fold In It. and It vu
■o amazingly floaay that on« wondered
wh«th«r lta brilliant appoaranoo waa
entirely due to tha conatant car* of a
clever maid or If aom« apeolally One
brilliantin« had been cleverly Intro
duced. I am Inclined to think that Na
ture and the clever maid were re
sponsible for tboae wonderful wavee,
for the girl waa perfectly turned out,
from head to foot.
Fit Adornment for Lovely Head.
The picturesque toque was made of
fine Tuscan straw, and the shape was
so supple that It molded itaelf round
the lovely little head. The only trim
ming was an exquisite gloire de Dijon
roso, placed almost In front, but the
foliage of this rose was of a rich
brown tint, and so cleverly arranged
that It gave an appearance of height to
the side of the toque. The little man
telet was made of old-rose silk, which
had a dull surface, and the hem
stitched frills were In silk muslin In
the same shade. These mantelets
are the lastest rage of the ultra-ex
clusive Parisiennes, and It la certain
that the dainty little garment worn by
the lovely "bud" had Just come from
the atelier of either Paquln or Doucet,
for both these dressmakers are mak
ing a specialty of them. The curious
part of the matter was that the
charming mantelet was worn over a
perfectly plain and very clinging dress
of black taffetas. It was a curious
combination, especially for a young
girl, but entirely successful.
In the same party there was a pret
ty fair girl who was dressed from
head to foot In Ivory white. As I
looked at her and noticed the fact that
she attracted universal attention, I
felt more convinced than ever that the
girl, or young married woman, who
early decides on making a specialty
of white costumes Is exceedingly wise.
It lias long been realized that pure
white costumes give better effects
than any others at such fashionable
resorts as Trouvllle, Biarritz and San
Sebastian. But It Is not everyone who
realizes that pure white costumes are
eminently suitable for afternoon wear
during the Paris season. White sllk
flnlshed linen, white shantung, fine
white serge. To obtain really good ef
fects great care must be taken to car
ry out the white scheme In every de
tail; white shoes and stockings, white
gloves, pure white costume and ex
quisitely fresh white hlouse. With
this spotless toilette, a large picture
hat could be worn with the best re
Not Really Extravagant.
I am aware that many women cher
ish an Idea that white costumes, care
fully carried In every detail, are ex
travagant. I do not deny that a cer
tain amount of mopey must necessar
ily be set aside for the cleaner's bill
and also for daily renewals of gloves,
etc. But then, on the other hand,
white costumes do not date them
selves. The girl who la known to
make a specialty of all white toilettes
does not require a number of differ
ent dreaaee, for each one looks very
much like the other. What she needs
Is spotless purity In every detail, and
absolute freshness. I have often gone
Into the subject with friends and have
over and over again proved to them
that a girl In smart society can hold
her own even at such a fashionable
place as Trouvllle with three or four
white suits, provided always that she
has In her possession an almost unlim
ited supply of white gloves and sev
eral pairs of beautifully made white
shoes. The selection of hats which
can be worn with white oostumes Is
practically unlimited, but for the
morning nothing looks better than a
white straw trimmed with snow white
A i-edern traveling clock shows th>
Lovely Summer Dreeeee.
A lace gown, which was worn at
the last Auteull race meeting, when a
heat wave was passing over Paris,
was very picturesque ln design and
yet delightfully simple. The skirt waa
arranged ln two deep flounces, a favor
' u M«* this season, and on each
" ouno * thero wae a flat raohing of
da#p ®h#rry eolored taffetas to match
the «mart little coatee The outline
02 G» 1 * • how * d ' h * friwlual
turn to duller skirts, but the lace
* r * •« carefully shaped and
arTan * #d tbat they cling to the figure
almost as closely as might a tightly
* or * d *hlrt.
A curlou * Mttle coatee Is a novslty
°* the moment. Paquln launched these
<l u * ,n t garments a few weeka ago. and
since then they have rushed Into popu- j
>« h«r. In shot .Ilk and In P^n
»• •ranM green, raven's j
b >"«- cerise, etc., these coatee.
,ook verr attractive when worn over
*® c « dresses, si Indicated In the
sketch, or over tailored skirts of thin
rIotb or linen -
In a simple costume suitable for
morning or arternoon wear, the ma .
terlal was striped linen ln dull blue ;
and white and the skirt was slightly I
to Rive a runnier effect. On ; *
the corsa*« there were bonds of tA#le
Id. to, y which showed an old-woMd
design in blue, rink and gray on n
wh!u * round ! ' nd tho ,a£feta ®**h had
du!l b! "* UaM OTJ lf "as »
very practical and comfortable cos
tume; just the thing for an afternoon
stroll in the Bois, or for an excursion
lato tho country.
popular tendency to ccrc.prcaston. !;
Is us firt ns an unfilled wallet and cun
easily lu- flipped ln a handbag,
Cno of the newest hat the clock—
Unique Clock.
rn -Ip.ht-dry affair, about the s
s* ■- ui'ch- a barometer and t. ► ;■!
me. u ter combined,
th >
f r he
Thus tho travel!
tu' only 'ell the hour cf day, bu
br.blo weather she will hav
outings. 1
!:i feixtlug one of these flat travc
i ->s clocks, make sure of an eight d
Reoently Went Through Experleno«
That It Must Be Admitted Waa
Calculated to Discourage
Almost Any One.
Charles F. Staedler, marshal of V»
rona, N. J., Is also chief mosquito ex
terminator of that city. It Is hla duty
to hunt out the breeding places of th«
winged rapiers that made New Jersey
famous and deluge their larvae wltb
kerosone oil. The life of the ohlel
mosquito exterminator hag been a tran
quil one. But recently the foe of Jer
sey's curse met with an experience
that confines him to his bed under the
care of a physician.
The chief exterminator and hia able
assistant, Thomas Brennan, set out tc
visit some marshy land at the head ot
Verona lake. As the chief exterminate)
stood upon a bog pouring oil upon the
hatchery of a flock of mosquitoes hie
foot slipped and Into the mire went
the marshal.
Before Brennan could grasp him the
chief exterminator had sunk to his arm
bits. Brennan labored hard to pull hie
colleague from the bog, and, with s
frantic yank at his chief's coat collar,
he, too, slipped and Joined his compan
ion. The two struggled In the bog ae
ild Bunyan, but to no avail.
Then, almost engulfed, they raised
their voices and roared for aid. Little
Hughie Ervlne heard the wild calli
from the bog and saw two heads pro
truding above the mire. Hughie tore
several boards from a nearby fence
and built a walk to the spot where the
mosquito terrors lustily struggled foi
freedom. But Hughie could do noth
ing more, and the moments were pr»
clous, for each convulsive effort only
settled the mosquito catchers deepei
In their miry prison.
Hughie was dispatched for instant
aid. He qualified for the Olympic team
In his sprint up the road to David Slay
back's place. David set forth In hit
motor car with a long rope.
Slayback, with Hughle's aid, drag
ged Brennan from the bog. For al
most two hours they labored, and
Staedler was almost ready to clos«
his eyes and murmur, "Farewell, proud
world," when Slayback was struck
with a brilliant idea. He fastened on«
end of the rope under the chief ex
terminator's arms. The other end vai
tossed over the branch of a nearby
oak and then tied to the rear of th<
motor car.
Slayback took his seat In the cai
and graeped the starting lever. Bren
nan raised his hand and Slayback put
on full power ahead. It was a hard
pull. The chief exterminator almost
was pulled apart, but up Into the all
be finally shot and dangled twlxt box
and blue sky, dripping ooze and wordi
of anguish.
As far as the chief exterminator li
concerned, all the mosquitoes in Jer
sey can go to blazes. He said so him
self, only bis verbiage was more stren
Not Ashamed of Cowardice.
The idea that nothing la so disgrace
ful as cowardice is one that Is noi
held by all races. Among the Bedoulm
a sheik may be the leader of hh
tribe only In peace. When there li
war, the chances are that he will re
llnqulsh his leadership to the flghtlni
T have not the gift of courage,'
once said an Arab chief to an Eng
llshman, apologising for not puttlni
himself at the head of a band that h<
had sent to attack another tribe.
The Englishman learned that the*
nomads esteem personal bravery as i
gift, for the want of which a man li
no mere to be censured than he Is ti
be blamed for not being handsome.
A Bengali says, without the least
sense of shame, T am timid." Tet ht
will meet death, even when it ap
proaches In the form of the hsngnaad
with the composure of a martyr,—I)
lustrated Sunday Magazine.
A dance hall manager who couh 1
never by any stretch of the imagina
tion be accused of harboring acstlictl.
convictions came out unequlvecallj
against the season's dances. |
T am pleased to hear you take th.-v '
stand," said a reformer. "Leaving mo
I rallty out of the question, they arc cei
"Oh, I wasn't thinking about that,'
said the manager. "I'm dead so
Would Not Conelrfor ni.r...
j c g tu t,t,s tho Southern Par-tA
e (nclsal hasn't a great deal of natienei
,' mat eura and those uninforme) i
j n the railroad rime and h« is r»i 1 t '
h . T T t ^ thl . 'torv to11lltr,.« .h
j *£5
° f " lnC,plent """"«I
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J?? 1 k h ° d ? r * 'J 1 *'®
d *; er « meeting.In 189 3 t< j
th * '° n,t rucU°n of the new Un<
TJi fÜÏ III! VS* Uk ®° U1 ' a " 0U J
. ,? 1 ' t0r f V * n *1?® ,tocl
; ,° ®. r wal " e " a ßn t* r the con
I ** * , . . , .
; * A 4V n * a «l r ©ctor who h»4
^ ° W . «njtneerlng probten«
«»KeA/How heav,
»^a« the «.*) plate, he?"
A stock holder growled. What an
we bothoring with the dining oat
features for now? Let's go ahead am
build the 'road first."
Not a Moral Objection.
tainly ugly."
*g®ln*t them because It takes mor
1 reom to dance them ln. My hall, tha
will hold 250 couples for ordinär
dancing, now accommodates only 2 (J
j couples, and I lore all that monaur«**
At the Physiological Institute of (ho
University of Utrecht la s chamber
about 7V4 feet square, which Is said
to bo absolutely noiseless as far as
the entrance of any sounds from out
side Is concerned. This chamber Is
an Inside room, but so arranged that
It can be ventilated and Inundated
with sunshine. The walls, doors and
selling each consist of half a dozen
layers of different substances, with
air spaces and Interstices filled with
sound deadening materials,
persons when In the room experience
a curious sensation in the ears. While
every effort has been made to exclude
sounds that are not wanted, of course,
the object of constructing this singu
lar room was to experiment with phe
nomena connected with sound. Some
of the sounds employed are made In
the room Itself; others are Introduced
from outside by means of a copper
tube, which Is plugged with lead
when not In use.
When an elephant has an ulcer
ated tooth the result, as can be
readily imagined, Is an elephantine
toothache, and usually the only means
of relief Is the extraction of the of
fending molar. The removal of a
tooth from an elephant ln Rio de
Janeiro, recently took four mighty
lulls by 15 men on a stout rope which
<*t «e-rf-T«* "S?
Four Mighty Pulls by Fifteen Men
Were Required to Extract an Aching
Tooth From the Jaw of the Elephant.
was attached to the tooth by platinum
wire. The beast willingly submitted
Itself to the preparations and gave
no evidence of pain or anger until
after the fourth pull, which dislodged
the tooth.—Popular Mechanics.
Many birds that are shy and retlr
Ing In other respects show very little
fear of the creaking and groaning ot
heavy machinery, or the thunderous
roar of heavy trains. A bird lover
recalls reading some years ago of a
pair of courageous little sparrows that
Btarted a nest at one end of a large
turntable In a roundhouse. This turn
table was the same at both ends, and
the birds built two nests—one on
each end, working one day on one
end and the next day on the other, as
the turntable was reversed. Here,
In the midst of din and confusion,
they finally selected one of the nests
and raised a happy brood of young
An extremely good example of tht
"Wheel of Fortune" (once fairly com
mon, but now very
scarce) Is to be
I 8een ln the Church
of Comfort, not
far from Pont
Croix, ln Brittany.
Made of wood and
roughly fashioned,
with bells on Its
outer rim, It is
pivoted between
I III VA'<^k| two planks, and
Iff W\ can b ® caused to
U rotate by pulling
) I U-i I at a cord, thereby
ringing all the
bells. The common belief of the coun
try folk Is that when rung for an In
valid who has placed a few coins ln
the box to which the rope is secured,
the wheel exhibits wonderful healing
powers on the sufferer's behalf.
In most big stables where visitor»
are frequent It will often be noticed
that certain of
t h e horse-stalls
have a tope of
straw attached to
the postR. This is
intended as n
w.irnlng that the
occupant 1 • not of
an amiable dis
position, nn 1 that
U lj dangc'ciis fc"
tho viator to [.el
stow a vat or a
■areas on the animal. One often see i
his sign of warning at racing estftb
lshments, where It Is, of course, most
mportant that vicious or excitable
:terojuuM. .touu .o t .O -
10 >ed.
A writer in Science tells of an ln
tenions little skiff about two Inches
1 ong which he constructed and pro
'lded with a piece of soap for the
notor. The boat was of wood paraf
ined to repel the water. The soap
| ormed tho sternboard of the skiff.
' the boat was placed on still water in
i bathtub and begnn to move as Eocn
13 tho water camo in contact with the
! ;oap. After gathering headway it
'cached a velocity of two Inches a
iccond. The power was derived from

i llltfi
f l
' [y
ha potential energy of the surface
vater film set free by the diminution
>f surface tension, this reduction be
ng duo to solution ot the soap,—Bcl
«tlfio American.
Some More Effected by Less of Honor,
a Visit to a Dentist, or Bank
ruptcy, but Few Deliber
ately End It All.
Probably the first thought of every
reasonable man In reading the dreary
details of the disaster to the Titanic 1
; "What would I have done In the !
same circumstances?" Probably his
second bore the hope In all humility
that If such circumstances should arise
tor him he would behave without too
much of the awkwardness of panic.
Only a fool would haphazard a predic
tion of his conduct In the face of a
peril so unexpected and attended by
the terrors of midnight and the sea.
It Is no discredit to the human race to
say that cowardice Is a gift from, the
devil which has been Impartially dis
tributed among mankind.
Every man who thinks at all Is
afraid of death. He may be more afraid
of something else, or loss of honor,
health or money, or going to a dentist,
or, like the man ln Pickwick, of life
without buttered muffins, but he
chooses death only as a bad alterna
tive for a worse. If he is not afraid of
one thing you may be sure he is afraid
of another.
A man will go up to the clouds In a
balloon who wouldn't go down Into
twenty feet of water In a submarine.
A steeplejack may be afraid of dogs
and a lion tamer of riding In an eleva
tor. We know a man who has made a
great reputation for coolness under fire
In battle, who gibbers with fear when
ever he has the stomach ache. One
man fears fire, another burglars, an
other railway trains, another measles.
Conduct In an emergency depends
on many things besides those abstract
qualities known as "cowardice" and
"courage." A man Is apt to act calmly
when his surroundings, at the time the
peril presents Itself, are customary
and familiar, when his nerves happen
to be sound, or when he has time to
meditate on his action and weigh care
fully Its consequences.
Again a man may be persuaded to
shame or glory, as the case may be, by
the example of his neighbor. One per
son afflicted by blinding fear may turn
a hundren men into a panic stricken
mob or he may convert them Into a
throng of heroes through their very
horror of his conduct And one man
who has established his moral equilib
rium quickly can instantly convey for
titude to the others. Courage and
cowardice both like company.— F. P.
Dunne in the American Magazine.
Fruits Ripened by Drug Vapors.
Horticulturists have for some time
been experimenting on the effects to
be obtained by subjecting plants to
the vapor of ether, chloroform and
other volatile substances. They have
found that the growth of many fruits j
and flowers can be forced by this
method and have obtained particularly
striking results with lilacs, which they
have thus been able readily to obtain
in winter. An American agriculturist
has experimented more particularly In
the effect of these and other sub
Tape In Action.
An American, ln visiting the Londoi
postofflce, observed that the newspa
per box had a large mouth, and, with
the curiosity of the average American
tourist, he stood gazing Into IL Bud
d6nlr a bal ® of newspapers struck
bl ™ and b * fe " lnto 1110 box -
HI * companlons hurried to the coun
ter * to rescu ® hlm > but owing to the
red Up ® of th ® En 8 llsh postofflce the,
^ ler ^ 8 disregarded their appeals. Tha
I the mall box and
- ^ uuld bav ® t0 be treated as a mall
They therefore stamped him
cnd threw hlm iat0 a compartment
1 obtaining provincial newspapers. .
Th ® unfcrtunat ® "an's fiends there
up,>!l Wïnt to tie chief, who listened
I Phlegmatically to their story, then j
OiT bSifr'i'nfrr-ned^ha^h^wui^nnt '
^ c'-irf sa'd- **
„ Th ;_ '
f ... J .. m , an w 11
dead letter" *
„ Tk .® *'* rtht,lon - wbat 1» left rt
*.v* tandS „,,'î POn th * Acropo,ls ot
; Atbenr \ Tht * m0EL ,amou s building
I cn . f ar " 3I * r ® cted uuder tbo ® d -
1 ÜT-f t. C ™ . . C , ab out B. C.
' . „ J prr " e , rulnous condition
' caa3e , '' y 1 0 ex P lo * ; on of a
tp 2 , durir '® . , ® " ar b * twe en the
::,d "urks in 16S7. The i
1 ' nl ' !on ' l:t ■-cmc. wes built by
AerIppft ln "• C ' 27 ' nnd ' unllk ® the
stances on the ripening of fruit. His
observations have shown that ln the
majority of cases the more volatile
the substance to which the plant 1*
treated the more rapid is the ripening.
In forcing the ripening of dates, for
instance, he found that the best re
suits were obtained when he employed
acetic, proprlonlc, lactlo or salicylic
acid. Heat powerfully stimulates the
ripening process and one of the pecul
iarities of fruits thus foroed to ma
turity Is that they are generally found
to keep better than those which havs
ripened naturally.
Pantheon and Parthenon.
. , ,
more beautiful temple at Athens, Is
stlll ln a fair state
of preservation.
of course, well
worth seeing, both for Its own sake
and cn account of Its historic Inter
ert, but It docs not hold the fame
, belonging to tho Incomparable build
jbuc on U 10 Athenian Acropolis.
Tho Cantheou
Resourceful and Independent Daugh
ter Gave Old Eph Just the Lessen
He Needed.
Eph Wasson did not believe In the
•weetuess of bread earned by the
iweat of the brow—at least, not by
the sweat of his own brow. So Mandy,
bis wife, like many another Industri
ous colored woman, not only took In
washing to pay for the groceries, but
chopped her own wood, built the fires,
and waited on Eph besides.
! But there was a change when their
1 daughter Clarissa came home. "Clar,"
! who was an expert cook, had gone
to school and become a teacher, and
bad acquired an Independent spirit.
She quickly took in the domestic sit
Now all the spring Eph had watch-*
cd the cherry tree in his back yard
with a watering mouth. If there waa
one thing that Eph liked more than
another It was cherry pie; and Clar
was famous for her cherry pie. As
food luck would have It, she had come
home Just as the cherries were ripe.
"Clar, honey," said Eph, in a wheed
ling tone, the morning after her ar
rival, "won't you cook yo' ole daddy
z cherry pie?"
"Very well," said Clar, and Eph shuf
fled off happily to his usual loafing
"Lew, honey," said Mandy, when
Clar started to make the pie, "dar
ain't enough wood. Yo' mammy'll have
to get some."
"Not a stick!" ordered Clar, em
Moreover, there was no sugar, and
only a half-cup of flour. However,
that did not disturb Clar. She pick
ed a pint of cherries, put them In &
pan, and poured over them the pint
of flour stirred In water. This mix
ture she put In the oven and lighted
the only two sticks of wood in the
At noon Eph came in with eager
anticipation, and sitting down at the
table, called for his pie.
before him.
the mess in astonishment,
queer-looking pie; still Clar was al
ways learning something new. He cut
Into It and took a big mouthful.
"Why," he exclaimed, "you done for
got to put the sugar in!"
"No," said the daughter. "You for
got to get It."
"'Tain't half done!" he grumbled,
with the sour, clammy mixture stick
ing to his teeth.
"It cooked as long as the wood last
ed," said Clar, unconcernedly.
"And I ain't had a cherry pie for
more'n two years," Eph said, pushing
the plate back and shaking his head
Clar set it
He rolled his eyes at
It was a
"When you get something to make
It with and something to cook It with.
I'll bake you a cherry pie," said Clar.
"Huh!" grumbled Eph, in disgust.
"If I's got to work for a cherry pie,
I'd ruther have greens."
"All right," said Clar. 'The greens
are out In the pasture; go eat 'em."
But the next day there were wood
and flour and sugar In the house In
j time for a cherry pie. After missing
three regular meals, Eph had conclud
ad that victuals of any sort were worth
working for—If he could not get them
a any other way.—Youth's Compan
Artificial Rubber Factory,
A factory to produce artificial rub
ber bas been established at Yumlden,
the port at the mouth of the North
Sea canal. It Is said that the com
pany Instituting this factory has suc
ceeded ln producing a substance hav
ing the qualities of rubber and also
certain special advantages over gen
uine rubber. The process Is a secret,
but the principal Ingredient of the
product is said to be fresh sea fish,
which are brought to Ymulden ln vast
quantities by the Dutch fishing fleets.
According to report 15 to 16 per cent
of natural rubberRs added to the fish,
and the result Is a substance as flex
lble and elastle as rubber, but much
oheaper—about as 1.25 to 8 ln prlee.
compared with real rubber. The low
price of this product will be caused
partly by the by-products which are
possible, for It Is said that much al
bumen will be made from the fish and
that half of the factory is arranged for
the manufacture of guano. It Is stab
ed that this artificial rubber can be
vulcanized ln a short time; that It is
benzine proof and can resist the effect
of heat. At first Bight the substance
much resembles real rubber. A slight
ly fishy smell betrays tha chief lngre
dient, but It Is explained that this will
be prevented by extracting the fat of
-the fish.
' A,trolo 6T '■ the paeudo scIcnc*
w blch essays to foretell future events
by studying the position of the stars
and ascertaining what their lnfluenre
b ® on human destiny. The Chi
Romans, and most other ancient na
j tlons were Implicit believers ln astrol
jogy. as were the lzter Jew«, the
(Arams, wlthpther Mohammedan races,
and the Christians In mediaeval Eu
,or *- So w * th8 t the science has
a long nrn! honorable rooord behind !L
"Young Moore," the British astrologer,
predicted long ago the «octal and po
llttcal troubles of recent days. He
v/rote of Hill: ar^he "block year," and
tells us how it Is dine. He says:
i "Genuine astrological horoscopes and
forecasts are based exclusively
exact astronomical
Predicted 1912 as "«lack Year."
and mathematic
calculation«, and the trained sclen
U8c astroloter will calculate tho past
°r futiuc of any ju-rson by the same
methods that tl . astronomer employs
to calculate the return of a comet,
tho new sud full moon, eclipses, high
*nd low tides, weather changes, and
•User natural phenomena."

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