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Wilfrid M. Voynich Brings Remarkable
Assemblage of Books Bating Back
to Thirteenth Century
A collection of illuminated manu-
scripts, rare books, and early editions
such as have never before been seen
In America, is now on exhibit in
Alumni Memorial hall. The collection
wil r be on display today and tomor-
Mr. Wilfrid M. Voynich of London,
who owns the collection, nas assem-
bled here books and manuscripts
valued at over a million dollars. The
illuminations and lettering are re-
markably clear and fresh, a great
number of the manuscripts having
been hidden in a chest in an Austrian
castle for over a century.
The most startling thing in the col-
lection is a copy of "The Lives of the
Martyrs," written early in the 14th
century, at Bologna. The deep mar-
gins at the bottom of the page have
been filled with exquisite watercolor
sketches, showing thousands of fig-
ures illustrative of folk-lore, demon-
ology, manners, and dress of the
period. The sketches are thought to
be the work of either Giotto or Loren-
A book on Roman and Italian
archeology contains inscriptions of
monuments no longer extant, and is
illustrated by 16 full-page and 80
small drawings by Mazzo Finniguerra,
a celebrated Florentine designer, who
lived during the years 1415-1476.
A manuscript written in the 13th
century, wholly in cipher, which was
at one time the property of Emperor
Rudolph, is supposed to deal with such
subjects as plants, astrology, anatomy
and magic.
Of especial interest is the map made
and used by Magellan in 1552, drawn
on parchment which for three centuries
formed part of the binding of a
Genoese book. Here is also shown
the first complete Hebrew Bible, print-
0d. in 1488, decorated and illustrated,
the edition of which was later confis-
cated. It was used by Luther in trans-
lating tlhe Bible into German. Other
books of devotion and prayer are also
printed, some on paper, and many old
manuscripts are of course transcripts
by hand on parchment. The earliest
book on perspective, is shown with its
mathematical diagrams, and -beside it,
is an ancient guide book of Italy.
young men's haberdasheri on sale by
N. F. Allen & Co., Main street.

Congested Shipping Prevents Exports
From Moviga Freely
Boston, Nov. 2.-Europe's recent
purhases of copper have run into
large totals, and business in this line
does not seem likely to diminish for
some time. Authorities state that had
it not been for shipping congestlo i'
during the last month the exports (A
copper would have exceeded 75,000,000
pounds. As domestic consumption is
amounting to over 100,000,000 pounds
monthly, this would have created a
record business.
Steel Bars and Shrapnel in Demankl
New York, Nov. 2.-Foreign orders
for steel are now centering around
iron bars and shrapnel, while war
specialties appear to be less in de-
mand. Among most recent contracts
are orders for 48,000 tons of bars anl
25,000 tons of shrapnel.
Domestid business is increasing and
prices are still advancing, although
rather slowly,
Ex eets a $ ik0O,4'Xr French Loan
New York, Nov 2.---Fred I. Kent,
vice-president of the foreign cxchangO
of the Bankers' Trust company here,
stated yesterday that he expects a
formal statcment of the establishment
of a Frnch credit anLcnnting to $15,-
000,000 within the next week The dis-
count rate for such a credit will.prob-
ably be 5 per cent and the ccmiinissio f
one-half per cent.
(ira in T, emeints 5ow (good I re
Chicago, Nov. 2.--Movements of
grain from farms and country eleva-
tors made an cieeilent showing last
week. Deliveries from the Northwest
increased considerably, while thfheo
from the west are fair. The South-
west, however, is r atnr behind, CGae
to the lateness of plowing and seeding
operations. There is still much thresh-
ing to be completed.
Dry foods (r-si".efs iooks Prolising
Chicago, Nov. 2.-tarsNihall Field &
Co., in their weehIy review of the
dry 'goods situation, say:
"Current wholesale distribution of
dry goods shows B ealihy increae
over the correspo di r period a year
ago, in nite of the warm wc'ather
which has tended to restrict demands
Upon the retailer."
Pres. Wilson Votes Straight Ticket
Princeton, Nov. 2.--President Wil-
son arrived at 12:21 today to vote. He
proceeded to the familiar fire house
where b. cast the vote number 109.
fe voted the straight Democratic

L. G. 3ION 1ff,'1 >, EX-PRESIDENT
Announcements have been received
in this city of tJe marriage of L. G.
ilornby, '15, to Marian Tarbel, of
Ypsilanti, which was held in Spokane,
Washington, on October 23. They are
now in their home in Priest River,
Mdaho, where Mr. Hornby has charge
of a United States forestry experi-
mental station. Last year Mr. Horn-
by' was president of the Forestry club
and a mmber of the Hermitage so-
Of more than passing interest is the
colletion of pharmaceutical apparatus,
illustrating the development of phar-
macy from ancient to present times,
vhich is to be found in the wall cases
in the east corridor on the third floor
cf the chemistry building The pres-
euce of the apparatus is due to the
efforts of Prof. A B. Stevens, of the
College of Pharmacy, who collected
the objets shown during his connec-
tion with the university.
In the first case are to be seen old
retainers for drugs, used in the early
[days of pharmacy. These were se-
cured from the founder of the house
of Eberbach & Co., of Ann Arbor.
Here also are pill and tablet making
machines of wood, which are but sel-
dom used now. A number of round
'ills, covered with gold and silver,
w ere prepared by Professor 'Stevens
to illustrate the old method of coating
pills. "In former days," said Profes-
sor Stevens, "the method ofcoating-
with sugar and gelatin was unknown,
anid so gold and silver were used to
hide the taste of the drugs used in the
ills. It was a rather expensive
In a second case are modern capsule
and wafer fillers and machines for
the manufacture of suppositories. The
next case is occupied by apparatus for
the filtration, percolation and separa-
Con of immiscible liquids and is prac-
tially a history of filtration apparat-
us. A number of photographs, brought
over from Germany by Professor
Stevens, show part of the wonderfully
complete museum of chemical ap-
iaratus which is in Nuremburg.
Another case is devoted entirely to
apparatus for determining specific
gavities, and contains various hydro-
meters and Westphal balances. The
last case has an old German balance
and a curious Chinese balance the
like of which is in use at the present
day in China for the weighing of
Edited by Richard Rice, Jr.-Scribner
& Sons.
The undergraduate is not given to
reading books maintaining a critical
attitude toward the community of
which he is a part. Here is a book,
however, written for him, directed at
him, which he will find it of distinct
uenefit and enjoyment to read. Pro-
iessor Rice has compiled here 23 es-

says on what he terms "problems of
character and intellect," many of
them having been written especially
for student audiences. By far the
greatest interest of the undergradu-
ate will center in those chapters deal-
ing with the place of "college activi-
ties" in the student's life, although al-
most every phase of the average stu-
dent's development is touched on in
one or another of the essays.
Isaac Sharpless.---Doubleday, Page
President Sharpless has written a
decidedly readable account of the
growth, development and present
st tus of the American college, giving
to th" general public a fair and un-
biased idea of what the college of to-
day stands for, in its relation to our
national life. Many faults of the pres-
ent system are honestly dealt with,
while hope is expressed for their
gradual elimination, and the best
ways of correcting them are discussed
with thoughtfulness and care.

A member of five national societies!
vhich snecialize in biology, agricul-
ture and chemistry; secretary of the
llotyiical Society of America, and one
cf the seven editors of the official
Journal of Botany, besides carrying
memberships in several scientific so-
cieties of Washington,-are a few cf
the distinctions conferred upon Prof.
Harvey H. Bartlett, who has been se-
cured as assistant professor of botany
in the place of Dr. Henri T. Hus, now
on a three-year leave of absence.
Prof. Bartlett was induced to come
to the university at a sacrifice of sal-

Safety zones are soon to be estab-
lished on the streets of this city as
soon as an amendment to the present
traffic ordinance is passed by the city
The proposed amendment also gives
the chief of police the authority to
prohibit the parking of cars on any
street in the city, whenever it be-
comes evident to him that it would
be dangerous to pedestrians.

Clinic Society Meets in Amphitheatre
At the meeting of the Clinic society,
which will be held in the medical am-
phitheatre of the university hospital
at '7:34 this evening, the following
program will be given: "Report of
four cases of larcinoma of vulva," Dr.
Loomis; "Report of cases of neurol-
ogic clinic," Dr. C. V. Camp; "Exhi-
bition of cases of dermatological
clinic," Dr. F. E. Senear;. "Sir Jona-
than Hutchinson; an appreciation,"
Mr. Lyle Kingery.


ary, because he prefers the university
relation and the inducements held out
by the new botanical laboratories and
the botanical gardens and greenhouses
now under construction.
It is in research work that Prof.
Bartlett has won his' principal distinc-
tion. His published investigations
have been many during the past six
years. They lie along two lines: the
chemical nutrition of plants, and plant
breeding. In both these dirctions
Prof. Bartlett's work is of high order,
and has attracted the attention of the
national scientific societies. Last year
he addressed the Botanical Society of
America, and has been especially in-
vited to read papers before the So-
ciety of Naturalists, the American So-
ciety of Zoologists, and the American
Botanical Society, 'which will be in
joint session in December at Colum-
bus, Ohio.
Professor Bartlett has returned to
Washington temporarily to gather the
crop of seeds from the large breeding
plantation which the government has
maintained for him there. He will re-
turn next week and will begin imme-
diately the growing of thousands of
pedigreed plants in the university
greenhouses. Next spring he will
have a plantation of two acres in the
new garden on Packard street to
carry on his work in plant breeding,
which has a purely scientific and a
practical side.

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Salem, Ore., Nov. 2.-If the results
of the questionaire offered to freshmen
last week by Prof. R. E. Stauffer are
indicative of the real mechanism of a
student's mind and powers of obser-
vation, human nature is a queer thing.
In discussing the benefits of such a'
test, Professor Stauffer says:
"The benefits of such a general in-
formation test, or, better, a mental in-
ventory, are twofold: First, to induce
a proper spirit of humiliation; second,
to awaken and to stimulate one's men-'
tal activities. The following were
some of the most interesting mistakes:
"Sinai was the landing place of
Noah's ark. Sinai was the scene of
the Battle Above the Clouds. Moses
was one of the twelve apostles. Schil-
ler was an inventor of musical instru-
ments. The Monroe Doctrine means
no nation shall aid another nation in
time of war if it intends to remain
neutral. Newton discovered astron-
omy. Lansing is President Wilson's,
private secretary. Lansing is the se-
nior senator from Oregon.
American Professor Executed by Turks
Columbus, O., Nov. 2.-Prof. A. G-..
Sivaslian, whose two sons attended the
Ohio State university, has been exe-
cuted by the Turks, according to a
letter received by Constantine Demos,f
s 3nfor engineer, from his brother in
H harvard. The Armenian professor'
was the head of the mathematics de-'

Berkeley, "al., Nov. 2.-Correct time
to the hundr. -dth part of a second can
nov,r be obtal.:ed on the campus. A
Riefler clock, the most accurate time-
piece known to science, has been in-
.stalled in the north dome of the west
addition of thy ob-servatory by Prof.
R. T. Crawford,. '99.
The clock is viewed through a long
tube with the aid of mirrors. It is
2.tomaticaliy wound by electricity
every thirty-four seconds. The new
'Tmepiece ;was made in Munich, Ger-
unany, at a cost of over cne thousand
'Mtentally )eranged Perscms Ask Aid
IMentally deranged persons living in
CiMcgo ha.ve ben alling on tse psY-
chology dcpartme t for aid, follotio'g
thie publication of Dr. Sig~iuund Freud's
articles on psylho--pathology in the
New Republic. Dr. Freud is a well-.
known physician of Vienna.
The patients were referred to 1Yr.
Kitson, the instructor in the depart-
ment. He refused to aid them on the
ground that his specialty was busines
psychology. -The cases were then
turned o;-er to Dr. Sv.v-ns, who is still
considering themn
partmnent at the American Anatolia
college. Four other 'professors at thy'
fsame college have been reported exe-
cuted, some 'f whom have been in
America and are acquainted with sev-
eral Ohi.o Stb ite faculty members.

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