THE mounting and grouping of exhibition specimens as practised at our National Museum of Natural History, has developed into a fine art. A particularly striking group of fossil remains of the great ground-sloth has just been completed, and in the current Supplement, No. 1857, Mr. Beasley tells us about these giants of the past, and the good work accomplished in setting up in realistic arrangement these representatives of an age long gone by.amp; mdash; In questions relating to social conditions it is unfortunately veryamp; rdquo; difficult to arrive at thoroughly objective conclusions, independent of subjective bias, and therefore accepted by all who devote serious thought to the subject. An attempt to apply objective methods of scientific experiment to questions of labor and wages is reported on in a very interesting article by D. A. Imbert. amp; mdash; That the timeamp; apos; of day varies from place to place on our globe is a fact known to every schoolboy. But with all the details of the circumstances, which determine the amp; ldquo; true solar dayamp; sol; amp; apos; probably not very many of us are acquainted. An article contrib- Judge the Quality of an Automobile by the Speed Indicator It Carries SINCE we told the public where to look for the outward evidence amp; apos; of inward quality in a car, the Automobile Buying and USing Public has been Looking for the Speed Indicator. Now Note the Resultamp; mdash; They have found (as we said they would) that the car with the Warner on the dash was almost invariably good and reliable. And on the other hand, that the great proportion of the cars they examined which had inferior and unreliable speed indicators on them were acknowledged by those who know camp; laquo; rs, to be inferior and unreliable automobiles. The only excuse a manufacturer of a good car can offer for putting on an inferior and unreliable speed indicator as equipment is price. Buyers reason that if such a manufacturer is willing to save money so glaringly in one place that there is room for reasonable doubt as to the quality of the car in other respects. To get a line on the real quality of an automobile, look for the speed indicator. The Warner Auto-Meter is the highest priced speed indicating instrument made. It is a true instrument in every sense. amp; apos; It is known to be sensitive, accurate and reliable. Hundreds of users have transferred their Warner to the sixth and seventh car. These Warners have indicated a mileage up to 90,000 and 100,000 milesamp; mdash; yet are as reliable as when new. The Warner on the dash indicates the intention of the manufacturer or owner to value quality above price amp; mdash; to give or have the best. Reliable manufacturers are consequently equipping or recommending the Warner Auto-Meter with their cars. Other manufacturers and their agents and dealers are figuring how to give a convincing answer to the buyer who asks this question : "How can any car manufacturer claim that he uses the choicest and best of everything throughout his car when the speed indicatoramp; mdash; the most -looked-at thing on the caramp; mdash; is known to be cheap, unreliable and inferior in every way?" Motorists are becoming more and more persistent in asking this q ues t ion and patiently waiting for an answer. Such have little difficulty in getting with their cars an accurate, reliable and wondrously durable Til 10 Warner can be secured through reputable Automobile dealers II any city or town in the United States. Warner branches are maintained in all the principal cities for the convenience of these dealers and their customers. Inquiry to Beloit or at our branches is invited for Warner literature. Warner Instrument Company Main Offices and Factory 1172 Wheeler Ave., Beloit, Wis. Branch Houses Maintained at Atlanta Pittsburg Boston Cleveland Kansas City Portland, Ore. Buffalo Denver Los Angeles San FranCisco Chicago - Detroit New York Seattle Cincinnati Indianapolis Philadelphia St. Louis Canadian Branch, 559 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ont. (130) Model M2, Price amp; dollar; 125 Other Models from amp; dollar; 50 to amp; dollar; 145 See Catalogue 130 August 5, 1911 A Specialized Product; VELOX The only paper madeamp; apos; with sole reference to the requirements of the average amateur negative. Make the most of your vacation negatives. Print them or have them printed on Velox. The Velox Book, free at your dealers or by mail, tells how to handle Velox and all about the wide variety of surfaces and qualities. NEPERA DIVISION, EASTMAN KODAK CO., Rochester, N. Y. JAGER Marine 4-Cycle Engines Skill lull? designed and well built. Single lever control, combining automatic carburetor with spark advance. 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Water in Quantity all over your farmamp; mdash; house. field or barnamp; mdash; pumped without cost or trouble for you by an automatic Rife f Bam., Kaise.s ff || IkX Beachy have confidence in his Curtiss Motor when he flew over Niagara Falls and under the Bridge? Everybody knows he must have had absolute confidence. Are YOU going to have as much confidence in the motor YOU are going to install in YOUR aeroplane iamp; apos; YoLl canamp; apos; t if it isnamp; apos; t a Curtiss. Thereamp; apos; s a reason for It. Acquaintance develops confidence. Why not start rignt? 30 H. P. 4 cvI. Power Plant 40 H, P. 4 cy 1. Power Plant 60 H. P. 8 cyl. Power Plant 75 H. P. 8 cyl. Power Plant One of these you Will eventually buy. Get our proposition now. Prompt deliveries. CURTISS MOTOR COMPANY Ilummondsport, N. Y. uted by Professor F. R. Honey, of Trinity College, elucidates these points.amp; mdash; Lieut.-Col. Hubner writes on amp; ldquo; Combination Projectiles,amp; rdquo; a field in which recent years have brought developments exceeding some of the earlier expectations.amp; mdash; amp; ldquo; There is to-day a growing tendency,amp; rdquo; says Mr. S. S. Hough in his article on amp; ldquo; Photography an Aid to Astronomy,amp; rdquo; amp; ldquo; to replace the human eye at the end of the telescope by the photographi c camera.amp; rdquo; The advantages thus gained, and the historical development of astro-photography are set forth by the author.amp; mdash; A new portable gasoline air-compressor suitable for inflating pneumatic tires is described by Mr. F. C. Perkins.amp; mdash; In an article originally published in the Urn-schau, Professor Zuntz gives an account of a new respiration calorimeter used at the Agricultural School at Berlin for investigations in the physiology of nutrition and animal work.amp; mdash; There is also an article by J. W. T. Duval on a moisture tester for grain and other substances.amp; mdash; The second and concluding instalment of the paper by W. H. Dines on amp; ldquo; Practical Applications of Meteorology to Aeronauticsamp; rdquo; appears in this issue, as does also the second instalment of Donald Murrayamp; apos; s article on amp; ldquo; Printing Telegraphy." The Split-log Drag in Road-making THE public roads bureau of the Department of Agriculture has estimated that there are 2,000,000 miles of earth roads in the United States and has suggested an inexpensive way for their improvement. The split log drag is its solution of the problem, and from time to time the bureau issues bulletins informing the farmer how to make it. The main thing needed is a dry red cedar log, although red elm and walnut are useful for the purpose, while box elder, soft maple, or even willow may be employed. Oak, hickory and ash are not recommended. The log, seven to ten feet long and ten to twelve inches in diameter at the butt, is split as near the center as possible, the larger piece being used as the front lof true drag and sometimes being shod with iron along the lower or cutting e d The two slabs on edge and thirty inches apart are fastened together by stakes in such a way that when the drag is in use on one side of a road, the end of the back slab is about sixteen inches nearer the center of the drive-way than the end of the front slab. This gives what is called the setback. Between the heavy slabs and resting on the connecting stakes is a board on which the driver stands. A team of horses is hitched to this completed drag in suoh a way that the drag unloaded will follow at an angle of about forty-five degrees. The teams should be driven with one horse on either side of the right hand wheel track or rut the full length of the part to be dragged, and made to return in the same manner over the other half of the roadway. Such treatment will move the earth toward the center of the roadway ai.d raise it gradually above the surrounding level. There amp; bull; is recommended the use of the split log drag after heavy rains, when the road should be gone over once each way, but much depends on the quality the soil, some roads requiring frequent treatment. The method is said to be most economical. A Peculiar Well.amp; mdash; The attention of the Geological Survey having some time ago been called to a peculiar well in Ohio, an investigation thereof was made. The well produces both fresh and salt water through two separate pumps. The explanation proved to be quite simple. Two water-bearing beds, confined between layers of limestone, occur at this point, one above the water. The pipe of the freshwater pump taps the upper vein at a depth of sixteen feet. The pipe of the salt-water pump touches the lower vein at a depth of thiiity-five feet; and the brine, being heavier than the fresh water, does not mix with it, but remains at the bottom. Aeronautics The European Circuit Race. amp; mdash; The 1,074-mile Paris-London-Paris Circuit race, which started so disastrously, on June 18th, was finally ended on July 7th. Nine aviators out of the 41 who started succeeded in finishing. The race was won by Lieut. Conneau in his Bleriot monoplane, his time being 58 hours and 38 minutes. His actual flying time was 24 hours, which corresponds to an average speed of nearly 45 miles an hour. Roland Garros was second in his Bleriot monoplane with the time of 62 hours, 17 minutes, 16 2amp; sol; 5 seconds. Vidart, in his Deperdussin monoplane, was third, in 73 hours, 32 minutes, 57 3amp; sol; 5 seconds. Vedrines, in his Morane monoplane, came fourth in 86 hours, 37 minutes, 2 seconds. Gibert, on an R. E. P. monoplane, finished fifth, and Kimmerling, on a Som-mer monoplane, sixth. Their times, respectively, were 89: 42 : 34 3amp; sol; 5 and 93: 10: 24 2amp; sol; 5. Maurice Farman biplanes, driven by Renaux and Barra, were seventh and eighth, respectively, their times being 110: 14: 05 2amp; sol; 5 and 206: 21:58. The former aviator was the only one who finished the entire race carrying a passenger. Tabu-teau, with a Bristol (English) biplane, , was the ninth and last to finish. Valentine, an Englishman, flew his Deperdussin monoplane as far as London, but abandoned the race at that point. This race was the greatest test of end urance that has ever been gi von the modern aeroplane. Flights were made m wind, rain, and fog. The greatest elimination occurred in the first stage, in which 23 machines dropped out. The second, third fourth, and fifth stages saw the dropping out of one, three, two, and two machines, respectively, while ten completed the seventh stage and arrived at London. Some of the stages were flown at a speed of over 60 miles an hour. A Flight Across New York City. amp; mdash; On July 8th, Ladis Lewkowitz, a Russian aviator who had previously made a 6,000-foot altitude flight at Nassau Boulevard Aerodrome with his Bleriot monoplane fitted with a 50-horse-power Anzani motor, ascended at that place and fle w to New York. He came above the East River at the Queensborough Bridge and flew up the River to Harlem at a great height. When crossing over the ci ty at an altitude of betwee n 8,OOO and 9,000 feet, his motor stopped and the aviator was obliged to vol plane. This he did with such good results that he crossed the Hudson River and landed in a marsh back of Leonia, some six miles away from where the motor get ve out. His flight and that of Atwood are the only two flights which have bten made above New York since the Statue of Liberty race last October. A Record American Cross-Country Flight.amp; mdash; -A flight somewhat in line with the great long distance races recently held abroad was made the first part of last month by Harry N. Atwood, the young Boston aviator. After having made numerous cross-country trips in the vicinity of the Hub, Atwood flew with his mechanic from Boston to New London, Conn.amp; mdash; a distance of 110 milesamp; mdash; in 2 hours and 10 minutes on June 30th. The trip was made without a stop and in the afternoon the young aviator took aloft the mayor of New Lond on and flew above the Yale-Harvard Varsity boat race. At 7 oamp; apos; clock the next morning, he started for New York, which city he reached in about 3amp; percnt; hours without a stop en route. After alighting and refilling his fuel tank at Astoria, he flew down the East River and across the sky scraper section of Manhattan Island, finally alighting with precision upon Governoramp; apos; s Island. On July 4th he flew the ] 10 miles to Atlantic City in 5amp; percnt; hours, which included several stops for gasoline. He was buffeted by extremely strong heaJ winds all the way. His machine fell in the sea and was demolished when he and Charles K. Hamilton were making an exhibition flight together at Atlantic City, but he persuaded Hamilton to loan him the latteramp; apos; s Burgess-Wright biplane for the balance of the flight. Hamilton had his aeroplane towed over the road from Waterbury, Conn., to Atlantic City, which was accomplished in about a day, and the next morning he and Atwood resumed their "CTamp; ast; Damp; rdquo; Large Line of S lamp; sol; lIV Attachments For Foot I ATIIFC or Power LAHlES Suitable for fine iiccnrale work in the repair shop, garage, tool room and machine shop. Send far Catalogue H SENECA FALLS MFG. CO. 695 Water Street SenecaFalls, N. 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The following day (July 11th) Atwood and Hamilton covered the 40 miles remaining between Stemmeramp; apos; s Run and College Park in the early morning hours without mishap. Tnree days later he finished his 576-mile trip to Washington and alighted on the lawn of the White House, where he was greeted by President Taft. In all he took two weeks in which to cover the distance, whereas m the recent circuit race in England, twice this distance was covered in but 31amp; percnt; hours elapsed time by Lieut. Conneau in his Bleriot monoplane. Science Cranes and Herons in Surgery.amp; mdash; M any substances have been employed in turn for making sutures in surgery. Such substances must possess peculiar properties, which are not readily found. Of recent years there has been recommended and used a new material of this kind, the tendons of the legs of cranes and herons. The tests show that these tendons are particularly well suited for surgical use. They are said to form excellent ligatures, and are readily absorbed after the wound has healed. The Exploration of Dutch Guiana.amp; mdash; The expedition that set out from Paramaribo in July, 1910, to explore the only part of Dutch Guiana not previously known to the civilized worldamp; mdash; viz., the upper Corentyn and its tributariesamp; mdash; after suffering the loss of its leader, Eilert de Haan, achieved the object of its labors most successfully under Lieut. Kayser. This expedition was the last of a series that have been working for the past 15 years, under the auspices of the Geographical Society of the Netherlands, in making a complete exploration of the colony. Color Photographs of Atmospheric Phenomena. amp; mdash; The improvements and simplifications lately introduced by ilessrs. Lumiere in the process of color photography were the subject of a recent address by M. Leon Gimpel before the Astronomical Society of France. The method of development has been greatly facilitated by the use of a green light, obtained by applying amp; ldquo; Viridaamp; rdquo; paper to the lantern; while magnesium light is used in printing, and an unlimited number of prints may now be easily produced. Instantaneous pictures are readily taken with plates made hypersensitive, according to the method of Simmen and Tho-vert. M. Gimpel has applied these various improved methods with great sue-cess to the photography of meteorological phenomena amp; mdash; thunderstorms, rainbows, fogs, inundations, auroras. sunsets, etc.amp; mdash; and in the course of his lecture he threw on a screen a number of beautiful pictures of this character. Aerological Observations in Java.amp; mdash; Dr. W. van Bemmelen has published in the Meteoro7ogische Zeitschriamp; sol; t a report on the ftaHore-sorede observations made near Batavia during the year 1910. They are the most extensive series of such observations heretofore made with in the tropics, and the results are in satisfactory agreement with those obtained by Berson, in German East Africa, in 1908. The stratosphere was reached several times. at altitudes ranging from 15 to 18 kilometers, and with temperatures ranging from amp; mdash; 67 deg. C. to amp; mdash; 83.5 deg. C., the latter being the lowest temperature recorded, and, with the exception of Ber-sonamp; apos; s reading of amp; mdash; 83.9 deg. C., the lowest ever observed in the atmosphere. Such readings are, however, uncertain to the extent of some degrees at the great altitudes in question. The average thickness of the westerly monsoon wind was found to be 5.5 kilometers. Many difficulties in the technique of the observations were only partially overcome, but there is every reason to hope that the excellent work in aerology now being carried on by the Dutch observers in Java will in a few years fill the serious gap that has heretofore existed in our knowledge of the upper air, due to the neglect of this class of investigations within the tropics. To Motorists who are about to renew their tire equipment There is no reason why you should spend more money for tires than do the thousands of motorists who use UNITED STATES TIRES. You are in a position now to choose tires, not merely buy them. When you purchased your new car, you naturally took the tires that came with the car. But noamp; lt; w you can judge tires for yourself. You know the standard of service tires ought to give and you know whether or not the tires you have been using have sufficient strength to measure up to that standard. 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THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Handbook of rip of 1 ravel With Hints for the Ocean Voyage for European Tours and a Practical Guide to London and Paris :By ALBERT A. HOPKINS, editor of Scientific American amp; apos; l{eference :Boole M~[T At last the ideal guide, the result of twenty years of study and travel, is completed. It is endorsed by every steamship and railroad company in Europe. To those who are not planning a trip it is equally informing. Send for illustrated circular containing one hundred questions out of 2,500 this book will answer. It is mailed free and will give some kind of an idea of the contents of this unique book, which should be in the hands of all readers of the Scientific American. It tells you exactly what you wish to know about a trip abroad and the ocean voyage. 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SPECIAL COMBINATION OFFER AMERICAN HOMESamp; amp; GARDENS, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN . . . one year( one year\ BOTH amp; dollar; 5 .Q 0 MUNNamp; amp; CO., Inc., Publishers, 361 Broadway, New York CONSERVATION The AUGUST Magazine Number of the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Issue of AUGUST 12th, 1911 The next magazine number of the Scientific American, August 12th, 191 1, will contain a series of articles by leading authorities, which will deal with this vital subject of the conservation of our natural resources. Ex-Chief Forester the Hon. Gifford Pinchot, whose earnest fight for the preservation of the coal lands of Alaska has led to a favorable decision of the Land Office, which greatly strengthened the cause of conservation, will open the number with an article on the Conservation of our Forests. The Director and Chief Engineer of the Reclamation Service, F. H. Newell, will write a general article on the past work and future plans of the Reclamation Service. The Director of the Bureau of Mines, Dr. Joseph A. Holmes, will show that the waste of our supplies of coal is due not merely to careless and extravagant management in the mining of the coal, but also and very largely to methods in burning the fuel. Dr. David T. Day, of the United States Geological Survey, will prove, in an article on the conservation of oil and gas, that, as with coal, so with oil and gas, it is possible to effect large economies by judicious management in the oil and natural gas fields and by the use of improved appliances in burning these fuels either for light or power purposes. Dr. Hugh M. Smith, Deputy Commissioner of Fisheries, will contribute an article on the Conservation of Fish, Oysters, etc., and Seals. Conservation is a word to which we are liable to give too restricted an application. In addition to the above articles, the August 12th number will contain the usual Editorial, Aviation, and other departments.