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An alchemist who described himself as Dk Jobert and claims to be able to transmute base lead into pure silver "while you wait," is in the hands of the Paris police. Among his dupes was Canon Foumier, who entrusted £600 to him for the extension of his operations. Since his arrest "Dr. Jobert," whose real name is said to be Alphonse Dousson, has tried to convince even the investigating magistrate that he has discovered what in tho Middle Ages was called the "philosopher's stone." "Provide me with an extensive labora tory, properly fitted," he said, "and in ten years I will yield you a profit of 30 milliards of franca." As tho magistrate has not forgotten the experiences of the late Sir Julius Wernher with the self-styled "diamond maker," Lemoine, he declined the tempting offer, and left the alchemist to languish in gaol.

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SILVER WHILE YOU WAIT, Evening Post, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 60, 7 September 1912

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SILVER WHILE YOU WAIT Evening Post, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 60, 7 September 1912

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