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RIo de Janeiro, Jan. 14. -The Bra-
zilim.k Aero club 4itends .to, foluun in
this city a sei of of civi ayiation,
the g1adgate pilots of W itoh '111 be
a nattraf. .,serve for'drxiy and, navy
piIots. steps are now under Way to
raise the $1504,00, which it is esti-
mated 3t 'will cost to inaugurate the
JipAmerlcans Serve on JurY
Honolulu, T. 4., Jan. 14.-Aierican
citizens of Japanese descent were se-
lected here the other day to serve on
a trial jury. This, according to of-
ficials, is believed to be the first in-
stance of its kind in the history .f
American courts.

London, Jan. 1A hT-he first step to-
wards.'the produUt1o=-Of cheap--muotOr
oars en a .large sale in this countryl
has just.boen taken in.the. Zormatin,
of a $a0,000,000 amalgamation made
up of several manufacturing compan-
ies. By neans of the standardization
system, which has been used so suo-
cessfully-in America, the.new.combine.
expects ultimately to turn out 100,00a
cars a year "for the multitude.".
Michigan Daily. advertising. is the,
one recognized meons of r g
student trade.
The Michigan Daily is an all-Cam-
pus paper.-Adv._

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-Lip set


7Wlfred M. Voyntch of New York
had on displIay.at-theopening of the
new Library a book which, in the light
of recent ntratnlos, m y pove to be
one of the most important books ever
written, according to Mr. Voynich. It
is by Roger Bacon, the great English
This book, discovered by Mr. Voy-
nich in 1913, was written by Bacon
at different times during the years
1235 to 1267, in a code which has
proved untranslatable up to within
the last three weeks and, its discov-
erer expects, will prove Bacon to be
the greatest scientist of all time.#


Thursday, Jan. 15th


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Evening) . . ....................Mililotti
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i," from "Ernani". ..................Verdi
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......................Dl.. . . Ielibes
............ ...............Frank Waller
from "Barbiere di Siviglia".......Rossini

Full Dress and Dinner Suits
To Your Individual Measurements
$69.00 to $115.00'
If you are in need of a dress suit for the HOP,
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Translation Only Started
Although translations have been at-
tempted by the greatest: men in that
line in France and Germany it re-
mained for Prof. W. Romaine Newbold
of the University of Pennsylvania to
reconstruct the alphabet and start the
work which, by the aid of his alpha-
bet, willend in the translation of the
book in its entirety if the hopes of
the men in charge are borne out. The
translations to date consist of not
more than a few pages and they will
not be given out until the work is
completed, as false conclusions might
be drawn from the uncompleted man-
uscript. The art sketches throughout
the book, however, indicate several
things clearly, according to Mr. Voy-
nich, and he gives out his deductions
as follows:

many, where the book Was sold to
emperor for 600 golden ducats in
year 1584. It remained in the mus(
pat' Prague until the"end of the
years war, when the museum was
-stroyed by the Swedes. The book
saved by one of the'scholars, Dr. A
cus Marci, who, after seven years,
sented it to Father Athanasius Ki
er at Rome. This man, being a Je:
was fearful of the influence of
book and it passed into the hand
the. Duke 'of Parma, a" benefactd
his. There it stayed until" the en
the 18th century, when it disappe
and was not found again until
Voynich discovered it in 1913.
does not state where he found it
Not for Sale
Mr. Voynich says the book is
for sale as its value to science i
great. If it became a part of s
wealthy collector's .museum its
crets; would probably never be n
known and so only upon the cond
that 'it be given o some unive
would he consider its sale. The
was evaluated at $100,000 some
ago, but since the translation has
started and the art work has si
its value, it is priceless.
Mr. Voynich brought several a
valuable manuscripts here for
opening of the Library, the collet
being valued at nearly $1,000,000.
Voynich left Monday with his cc

(including con-
0 may Festival



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Fully Illustrated
"The drawings in the book vary
from roots of trees to stars and show
a most wide variety of subjects dealt
with in the whole book. Perhaps the
most important are those of the hu-
man tissue cells. These are made so
that, they indicate that they were
drawn from observations through a
microscope. The microscope has been
believed 'up to the present time to
have been discovered only about 70
years ago, and the construction of the
cells not discovered until some years
after that. As Bacon was the inventor
of spectacles, gun-powder and has
spoken in his writings of' 'burning
glasses' and 'flying machines' it is
very reasonable to believe that he in-
-vented the microscope in his investi-
"Other drawings show the anatomi-
cal construction of physiological proc-
esses of certain body organs, things
which were only discovered by modern
scientists very recently.

Kansas Gains 60 Per Cent in Tr
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 14. The
figures made public by the
Board of Agriculture show the:
8,689 tractors on the Kansas
compared with 5,415 reported
ously, or an increase of more tI
per cent in the year.



Our Semi-Annua









Hope to Publish Book
"During Bacon's life he was per-
secuted, imprisoned, and exiled much
of the time and if the great discover-
les disclosed in this book, which may
well 'be called a veritable encyclope-
dia of science, had been made known
in his time he woud undoubtedly have
been executed for heresy or as a 'ma-
gician. For centuries this manuscript:
has defied translation and not until
the present time was there any defi-
nite hope ever entertained of learning
its contents.
"When I brought It to this country
a' half dozen eminent professors in
American universities became inter-
ested and set to work trying to de-
cipher the code. Later the United
States War office became interested
and put the best men in its employ"on
the work and all these men are still
working. Much progress is expected
in the next few months and it is hoped
that it will be possible to publish the
book whole before many years more."
In HAny Hands
Its whereabouts at the time of Ba-
coi's 'death is not known and in all
probability will never be known, but
Mr. Voynich has been able to trace
it from the dispersion of the monas-
teries in the time of Henry Eighth, as
it was discovered some time after by
Dr. John Dee of England in a chest






Jan. 2

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