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[[underlined]] 4 days service at 120 000 [[/underlined in red pencil]] volts while the one made with Shellac stood. I believe it was not dried enough. Went to Hungarian consulate then Russian Consulate to have power of attorney verified for patent application of varnish case. -Strange quarters these consulates. -how foreign they look and how sordid old and squalid. bunch of european bureaucrats! Took lunch with Haneman and Foster at Mouquins. At 3 P.M came [[underlined]] Skanbery [[?]] [[/underlined]] who talked all afternoon he is a great talker. Wants monopoly for [[underlined]] grindstones [[/underlined]] told him he cannot have it but will give him some start over possible competitors. Wants to [[underlined]] interest [[Hatch?]] in a business of his own. [[/underlined]] Has 
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[[underlined]] some scheme of his own in [[/underlined]] mind. Finally it rains today and it was very wet running about. This breaks the long drought from which we have been suffering and which nearly exhausted the water supply in Yonkers.
Oct 22. Rainy here in morning and NY in afternoon.  Took supper with Toch at [[Riessenmachers?]] then went to Chemists Club to meeting of [[underline]] Soc. Chem. Industry [[/underline]] numerous gathering.  [[underline]] Nichols [[/underline]] spoke also [[Underline]] Metz. [[/underline]] relative aniline] industry.  I asked how much aniline dyes were imported.  They say [[strikethrough?]] $ [[/strikethrough?]] five million Dollars.  I told them Chemists had no sense of proportions - when we made so much fuss about such a small industry while New York City alone consumes 25 million dollars eggs annually (Laughter)
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