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A Peninsula Of Patronymics
Returning to Cherbourg from Guernsey, it might have seemed that there was nothing to do but go on to Paris, with possibly a stop at Caen or Beauvais.
The Norman Home Of The Bruce
The name of Bruce is so intimately, so particularly, so inseparably associated with Scotland that it is scarcely possible to think of it as ever having been anything but Scotch.
Unexpected Survivals In And Near Paris
Paris itself I shall not attempt to describe; myriad of guide books and books of description have been written about that wonderful city; and yet even in Paris he who looks for the unexpected.
In The Forest Of Arden
One day I set out from Paris to go to the Forest of Arden. Yet even as I started it seemed a fantastic impossibility. To find and explore the forest beloved of Shakespeare and Rosalind.
Free And Independent Luxembourg
Luxembourg, the capital of Luxembourg, is a trifle over 250 miles from Paris by rail, and the trains have fairly good connections.
Neutral Moresnet
Within the triple encompassment of Belgium and Holland and Prussia, and in actual juxtaposition with all three, there lies a bit of land which for almost a century has been under the dual rule of rival kings.
Watertochtjes In Holland
Holland is a water country. Therefore, the way to see Holland is to go about by water. This, which seems a self-evident truth, is a truth so neglected that almost all visitors to Holland travel by train.
The Old Red City Of Rothenburg
Here are three German cities that are of especial interest from the standpoint of the picturesque; cities with wealth of the ancient German architecture; cities filled with the spirit of centuries ago.
Lichtenstein - A Soveriegn State
And Liechtenstein, in spite of its being so long a place by itself, is not tucked inaccessibly away. That is the marvel of it!
The Passes Of The Alps In Snow And Ice
And in particular I have in mind the passes of the Alps, that in summer time are, like that of the St. Gotthard, so crowded that a tourist with a camera is on every rock, or like that of the Dolomites, thronged with eager visitors.
Through The Dolomites In Winter
It was not for the sake of reaching Italy through snow and ice that I sledged through the Dolomites in winter, though that - would be a powerful stimulus.
An Unfamilar Naples
Italy is full of the unvisited. The average tourist seldom gets beyond Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Naples, if even he sees as much as that.
Along The Brenta
At the very edge of Venice is a long and once glorious line of villas where the old Venetians revelled in splendor; villas built upon the mainland, along the course of the river Brenta.
The Textile Fibers
The textiles comprise all materials that are spun into threads, cords, or yarns, and then woven or knit into cloth. There are many such substances.
Historical Sketch Of The Textiles
No one can tell when man first learned how to spin and weave textiles. That no great degree of civilization is prerequisite is evident when we see every savage tribe of the present making some kind of woven fabric.
Cotton Production
The cotton fiber comes from the seeds of the cotton plant. It varies in length from one-half inch up to two and one-half or even three inches, according to the variety and to the conditions under which it is raised.
Cotton Marketing
After the cotton has been baled, it is ready for the market. The cotton farmer of the South may sell to some local storekeeper who makes a business of buying cotton.
Cotton Manufacturing
When the cotton finally arrives at the factory, it must undergo many long and interesting processes before it is finally turned into the forms suitable for consumers' use.
Distibution And Prices Of Cotton Goods
In most cases when cotton cloth leaves a textile mill it is not in the shape in which it ultimately reaches the consumer.
Linen
Linen is probably the textile that has been longest in use. Egypt and China used it thousands of years ago.
The Classes Of Wool
Wool, the hair of the sheep, differs from ordinary hair in at least two ways. First, wool is wavy or kinky.
Wool Marketing
The American wool grower disposes of his raw wool in a variety of ways, depending upon the locality, the amount of wool offered for sale, the customs of marketing.
The Geography Of Wool Production
The raw wool markets of the world are of two classes, primary wool markets and concentration points.
Mohair, Its Nature And Uses
There are three principal sources of mohair in the world: Turkey, South Africa, and the United States.
Raw Silk Production
Silk is produced from cocoons of an insect usually and rather inaccurately called the silkworm.
Silk Manufacturing
With the possible exception of China, for which no complete statistics are available, the United States is now the largest silk manufacturing country in the world.
Imitations Of Silk
Silk, the most beautiful as well as the strongest of all textile fibers, is naturally in strong demand the world over.
Construction, Color, And Finish Of Cloth
The appearance of the cloth is a vital factor in the success of the textile business. The eye of the consumer must find the fabric attractive.
Cloth - Dyeing And Printing
The principle of dyeing can be simply stated. The coloring substances are mixed with some liquid, usually water, in proper proportions.
Cloth Finishing
Cloth finishing is one of the chief arts in the textile industry. The appearance of the goods is often of first concern, and the appearance of any fabric is largely due to the methods of finishing.
The Care Of Textiles
Not a small share of the dissatisfaction that arises among consumers of textiles regarding specific fabrics is due to lack of proper care of the cloth.
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