7 SEPTEMBER 1934, Page 20


[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sig,—In reference to a short article entitled "A Dowser's Experiment," in your issue of August 31st, may I say that I also have placed the ends of the rod in glass bottles, with the result that bottles and rod all turned over. Our doctor tested the muscles of my bare arm when the rod was turning over a spring, and he said there was not the slightest move- ment. When I turned the rod myself where there was no water every muscle in my arm moved.

An engineer was anxious to try what force there was when I tried to keep the rod from turning. He tied the rod to a scales and the force registered 40 lb. I was able to lift a bucket of stones 43 lb. in weight easily when tied to rod several feet from the ground. I may mention that my being blind for two years did not prevent my making the above experiments, or in locating springs in all parts of the country, including one resulting in a yield of 3,000 gallons per hour.—