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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 1157

NEW YORK, March 5, 1898.

Scientific American Supplement. Vol. XLV., No. 1157.

Scientific American established 1845

Scientific American Supplement, $5 a year.

Scientific American and Supplement, $7 a year.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

PAGE I. ARCHÆOLOGY. Requirements of Palestine Explorer 18489

II. BIOGRAPHY. Emperor William II. of Germany. An interesting biographical account of the German Emperor, with his latest portrait. 1 illustration 18486

III. CIVIL ENGINEERING. Heat in Great Tunnels 18492

IV. ECONOMICS. Causes of Poverty 18490

V. ELECTRICITY. Liquid Rheostats. By H. S. WEBB 18498

The Neutral Use of Cables 18489

VI. ETHNOLOGY. The Influence of Scenery upon the Character of Man 18488

VII. FORESTRY. Apparatus for Obtaining the Cubature of Trees. 3 illustrations 18493

VIII. GYMNASTICS. A Novel Way of Riding a Bicycle. 1 illustration 18489

IX. HYDROGRAPHY. Influence of Ocean Currents on Climate 18490

X. LANDSCAPE GARDENING. Park Making 18490

XI. MARINE ENGINEERING. The Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Passenger Steamer "Bruce." 1 illustration 18492

XII. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. Machine Moulding without Stripping Plates. By E. H. MUMFORD. A full description of an ingenious moulding machine. 7 illustrations 18494

XIII. MEDICINE. The Progress of Medical Education in the United States 18499

Deaths under Anæsthetics 18499

XIV. MISCELLANEOUS:

Engineering Notes 18491

Miscellaneous Notes 18491

Selected Formulæ 18491

XV. NATURAL HISTORY. Tapirs in the Zoological Garden at Breslau. 1 illustration 18488

XVI. STEAM ENGINEERING. An English Steam Fire Engine. 1 illustration 18493

XVII. TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION. My Recent Journey from the Nile to Suakim. By FREDERIC VILLIERS. The advance to Khartoum. An important account of the recent travels of the celebrated war correspondent. 18486

XVIII. TECHNOLOGY. Artificial India Rubber. This article describes some important experiments which have been made in which India rubber substitutes have been produced from oil of turpentine 18495

Deep and Frosted Etching on Glass 18496

The Koppel Electric Locomotives. This article describes a system of electric trolley traction for narrow gage railroads. 7 illustrations 18497

Slate and its Applications. This article details some of the various uses to which slate is put in the arts, with a view of slate store vats for breweries. 18496

Birthplace of the Oilcloth Industry. 18496

[Illustration: LATEST PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM II. OF GERMANY]

EMPEROR WILLIAM II. OF GERMANY.

Since William II. of Germany ascended the throne as German Emperor and King of Prussia, on June 15, 1888, the eyes of Europe have been fixed on him. He has always been rather an unknown quantity, and he is regarded by the powers as an enfant terrible . The press of the world delights in showing up his weak points, and the "war lord" undoubtedly has them, but, at the same time, he has qualities which are to be admired and which make him conspicuous among the rulers of Europe... Continue reading book >>


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