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' Great Annual May Sale of Women's Oxford Ties.
Striking Saving on New Season Shoes.
THERE IS NO SALE m all the city that compares with this remarkable event in value giving though *or« h ave at
tempted to imitate it and simply enhanced values by comparison. It is a Sale P^.^S* 5 *£™S Extreme style
profit is shared in by the celebrated makers because Of the immense sales and the prestige I \^ e^ e P^ S i e V tion of he season - 5
for those ,vho desire it. conservative for others and the medium ftaf^s ttat most approie. A great exmMt.on
smartest lasts as well as A SALE WITHOUT PRECEDENT IN UNDERPRICING.
c ino Oxfords SI 98 $2.50 Oxfords, $1.79,
V so Oxfords $1.79 ' $2.50 Oxfords, M.79.
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V _ NEWiJ
GOSSir OF THE BOROUGH
Fear That Subway Will Weaken
Academy of Music Walls.
The R^v Dr. Robert" Mac Donald, pastor cf the
Washington Avenue Baptist Church, who recently
brought the Emmanuel Church movement to Brook
lyn, is preparing with his friends to open a free
clinic for the treatment of nervous diseases. He
"In order to test the various principles involved
in this system of the treatment of nervous dis
ea«es 1 have maintained of late a small clinic at
my home. The results have been remarkable. One
man who had been a victim of alcoholism for
twenty SMn was cured under our treatment, at
least he thinks -- and he is not drinking. A
woman who had been treated many years by phy
sicians for hysteria was also cured. Our work has
been on a small scale, M it shows what ran be
done. We take only oases of functional disturb
ance* and not organic diseases. We will cure vic
tims of Insomnia, nervous breakdown and other
kindred afflictions, but only those cases that are
authorized by physicians. There is no charge for
this treatment, and therein the movement differs
radically from Christian Science. For this reason
•* large clinic would not be . self-supporting."
>.we is a strong- possibility that the foundations
I walls of the new Academy of Music will be
-ted by the construction of the Fourth avenue
subway line. The subway will run through Ash
land Fiace, Into Lafayette avenue, and down the
avenue to Fla-tbusb avenue, where it will cross over
to Fourth avenue. The structure stands in La
fayette avenue, between Ashland Place and St.
Felix street. The bend in the tube will consequent
ly run almost beneath the building. Ex-Mayor
Charles A. Schleren. one of the directors, has writ
ten to the- PuMic Service Commission to learn
what action had been taken by the engineer* in
planning for the building of the subway to avoid
damaging the hall. In response, the following note
was sent him by Henry B. Seaman, the chief en
I have had a conference with Lowell M.
Palmer and his arcli*t'-cts, and it Is our purpose,
before making detailed plans of this work, to confer
•with their- as to th.- effect upon the Academy of
Music in order to avoid any possibility of dangrer.
The academy will be ready for use by next fall.
It represents an outlay of more than H. 000.000. A
big winter's programme has been mapped out for it.
Part of it is rented by the Brooklyn Institute of
Arts and Sciences for business offices and for
lectures and concerts, at a cost of JIS.OCO a year.
There Is a crf-at rush to secure seats for the
fourteen nights of prand opera at the Academy of
Music So far 390 seats have been taken for the
I full Reason and at least $5,000 a night guaranteed.
' About 3,400 seats still remain for* the late comers.
The total value of the house ■with every seat taken
Is 53,000 at the present rates. It is likely that the
demand will force the price up. The management
says that If the subscriptions continue to come in
a* they have within the last three weeks the
opera will Ik 1 supported by subscription patrons
exclusively. It was supposed that the ;'<~-<>ple would
t»ot subscribe to ■;)■•• opera in Brooklyn when they
could go to Manhattan and see the display of so
ciety at Its best and hear the same music for the
same money. So it was that the academy's peats
were placed at a slightly lower figure than the
seats la the Metropolitan Opera House. The man
agement knows better now.
By April L". two weeks after the circulars invit
ing subscription? were pent out, 535 scats had been
•napped up for the season, and most of them were
the box and other high priced positions. The peo
ple who now subscribe will have a chance to se
cure choice seats and keep them not only through
the coming season, but also through succeeding
cpera seasons without having to pay an extra
premium alter the first y«-ar. The season opens on
November 14. The directors have determined to
allot the seats by auction so as to give the patrons
all a fair chanc. The auction will be held in Oc
tober, and every subscriber will have thirty days'
notice. According to Frederick D 1 -*'.'. the
managing superintendent, th* directors were
•created only by the purest altruistic motives in
deciding; upon the auction. They are not looking
for the premiums at all; the plan Is simply -"devised
to enable every one to have a fair chance to get
tie seats he wants. The fact that he will have to
pay for the chance is merely ■ incidental. The
Metropolitan Opera Company will have charge of
the operatic productions.
The beet educated patrolman on the Brooklyn
force is, so far a* is known, Frank Doudera. who
ha* been a, member of the mounted squad of the
ParlCTriUe station for several years. He car. speak
three languages fluently, and has often been em
ployed to Interpret the remarks of prisoners uoac-
Q-aainte4 with English. He has besides a smatter
lr.g of » ccL;.e of others. He is the only police
man la New Tor* who hoice a 6«grtt at ax. elec
tric*, engineer. K« got hie training In three
■»•..- ■•• - _■ tie sight tcbool held in the ilanua.l
"Ira-u z.i; High School, in Seventh avenue. H«
topfct to -it the Pcliee Department employ him
In some brtsch which wijl bring bis new knowl
edge into "use. Deputy Commissioner Baker had
kla art*r£;r.g to electrical work for sixty days,
but Lwuiera ie now back at his old job. waiting
lor farther assignments in hit, chosen line.
MADE TO DRAW OR NO CHARGE.
Itarrinaticn* and ZitimaUi Ft**.
Bef«r*r.r»» — TVm. XT. A«tor. Jni H. O»a*«. Whlt«-
U» Relfl i- . many other prominent people. '
Engineer & Contractor.
tit Fulton Et, Brooklyn. N T. Telephone JGI3 MaJa.
1 m» advertisement appear* fionda/ •nlj.
BROOKLYN SOCIAL CHAT
Weddings, Engagements and Enter
tainments of the Week.
Miss Bernice Panahi Andrew? was married to
Bernard Edward Fernow. Jr.. last evening at the
home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. William An
drew?, No. 367 Grand avenue. The ceremony, to
which only relatives and a few intimate friends
were asked, was performed by the Rev. Dr. Charles
Mellen Cuvlpt. formerly -professor of ethics at Cor
nell. The bride, whose only attendant was her sis
t*r. Miss Ethel Andrews, was gowned in white
satin and lace and carried Bride roses. Her tulle
veil was showered with tiny pearls. The maid of
honor wore pale yellow satin and carried Jap
anese iris. The best man was Raymond Rosslter
Fernow. and Fritz Fernow and Thomas Harvey
Skinner Andrews acted as ushers. The rooms were
decorated with tea roses, palms and ferns. Mrs.
Andrews received in a gown of black lace. Mr.
and Mrs. Fernow will make their home in Syra
cuse, N. Y.
The engagement ie announced of Miss Marie Mor
ton Dyer, daughter of Mrs. Horatio Page Dyer,
of No. 35 Pierrepont street, and Charles JoEeph
Goreau, of Manhattan.
The bridal party at the wedding 011 Wednesday,
June 3, of Miss Agnes McColl, daughter of Mrs.
Florence Linder McColl. of No. 1071 Bergen street,
and Robert Allen Stranahan will include Mrs.
Henry Morgan Hobart. who before her marriage
la«t August was Misp Elsie McColl; Miss Anna
Stranahan, Miss Jessie Smith. Miss Stella Me 'oil
and Miss Marjorie McColl as bridesmaids, Henry
Morgan Hobart as best man and Ralph Under
Pope, of Boston; Paul Vincent Shield?, of New
Rochelle; Harrison Starr. Willard Haise.y Cobb,
Waiter Weston Hoffman and Wallace Mather Hen
drick, of this borough, as ushers. It is to be a
home ceremony, at 8:30 p. m. The bride will be
given away by her uncle. Colonel Albert A. Pope.
Of Boston. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. ;nd
Mrs. Robert Allen Stranahan. of Brooklin.-, Mass.
The Misses Dreier. of No. « Montague Terrace.
arf receiving Tuesday evenings in May. Assisting
them last week were Miss Mary Seaman and Miss
Bartlett. Pink roses and daffodils were used in
•.he decorations. Among th^ir K"v.-ts were Mr. and
Mrs. Nathan, Miss Zimmerman, of Manhattan;
Mrs. Steele. Mrs. F. Field. Mrs. Camden Crosby
Dike and Mrs. James Lancasii-r Morgan.
Miss Ebuise Bird Earle, who is to be married to
Lewis R. Hughes, of Manhattan. Tuesday. June
4. will be attended by her sister, Miss Helen Tal
bot Earle, as maid of honor, and two bridesmaids,
Miss Lucy Gair and Miss Jessie Adair, of- Eliza
beth. H. J. James Hughes is to be the best man,
and William Pitman Earle. jr., Russell Ward Earl,
Robert Galr, jr., Harold Knapp, Henry Bruyn and
Henry Turner will serve as ushers. The cere
mony will take place at the Church of the Pil
grims at 7.30 o'clock, and a small reception will
follow at the home of th« bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. William Pitman Earle. No. 123 Rutland, road.
The engagement was announced last week of
Miss May Woodworth. daughter of Mrs. C. E.
Tice. of No. 68 Rutland road, to William T.
At a luncheon given yesterday by Miss Mabel
Hawthorne Black, of Orange. N. J., her engage
ment to Cleveland Ruthven Austin, of Canton,
N. V.. was announced. Miss Black, who ie a
graduate of Packer, is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Alexander Black, formerly of Brooklyn.
Last Tuesday at noon Miss Bessie Burnett John
j?on and John Daniel Earle were quietly married
at the home of the bride's sister. Mrs. Frederick
Hayes Cone. No. 136 Henry street. Miss Johnson,
who was gowned in white chiffon cloth and Irish
lace, had as her maid of honor and only attend
ant Miss Susie Johnson, who was frocked in rale
pink. The best man was W. Arthur Ball. After
the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev.
Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis. a small wedding break
j fast was served. Marguerites, La France roses and
greens were used in the decorations. Mr. and
Mrs. Earle are to live in Asheville. N. C.
Cards have been issued by Mr. and Mrs. Charles
i. Dampf. of No. 146 Montague street, for a studio
musical on Thursday evening. May 21.
Miss Margaret Katherine Ashbumer. daughter of
Mr and Mr*. Gilman Ashburner, of No. 421 East
' 17th st , wu married on Thursday, at noon, to
Herbert Bowers Brush.. ton of Mr. and Mrs. George
( W. Brush. Th« Rev. Pr. Jesse Brush, assisted by
! the Rev. G. B Brush, of Newark, officiated. The
; bride wae gowned in white mousseline de sole and
; carried lllies-of-the-valley. Her only attendant was
! her slete-. Miss Louise Ash'nurner. who acted as
' flower girl. The b«&t man was Henry Turner.
On Friday evening the Adelphi freshmen gave a.
barn dance to the Juniors In the gymnasium, which
was decorated with loads of hay. vegetables and
harness for the occasion. The guests came in cos
tume. The committee was Miss Clara Schmidt,
Miss Dora Harvey. Miss Margaret Llvermcre, Miss
Johanna Wortmann and Miss Marion White.
The»AdflpW senior ball will be given at the Pouch
i Gallery on Tuesday evening, June I. Miss Susie
! Nelsnd is chairman of the committee. The other
members are MIF6 Susie Dunn; Miss Edith Ogden.
Mies Irene Crouse and Miss Mildred Bunting.
The Ladies' Aid Society of St. Mary's Hospital
will hold its annual garden party for the ben- !lt of
the sick poor and crippled children on the grounds
of the hospital, June 2 to 6, inclusive.
The home and country committee of the Cairo- 1
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY. MAY IT, 1008-
pean Club will give a lawn party next Friday at
the home of Mrs. E, TV Mackey. Freeport, Long
Island. There will be a special musical programme,
which will be interpreted by kites Dorothy Moller
and Mrs. Ida B. Leigh.
Miss Janet Burns, president of the 09 class of
Packer, entertained the entire class yeeterdsy at
luncheon at the Crescent Club.
The Brooklyn Society of New England Women
closed its season on Thursday with a musical at
the Pn-jch Gallery. Christian Kriens. a violinist
from the Damrosch Symphony Orchestra, played
two original compositions and several other selec
tions. He was accompanied by Miss Kleanor Fos
ter Kriens. The special guests were Mrs. R. Percy
Chittenden, of the Urban: Mrs. Victor A. Robert
son, of the Prospect; Miss Nellie J. Lewis, of the
Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century;
Mrs. Frederick Preston, Miss Lillian Seymour,
MISS Alice V. Brown and Miss Augusta Van Atta.
The officers elected at the last meeting of Fort
Greene. Chapter.. D. A. R.. on Wednesday, were
Mrs William C. Beecher, regent; Mrs. Frank Mun
on Lupton. vice-regent; Mrs. Camden Crosby
Dike second vice-regent; Mrs. T. W. Lauderdale.
recording secretary: Mrs. William L. Burke, corre
sponding secretary: Mrs. William Spellman. treas
urer- Mrs. Jacob M. Shaffer, register; Mrs. John
R. Rogers, historian, and Miss Eliza Hoxie and
Mrs. William S. Mills, auditors. Mrs. Shaffer, of
No. 79 Marlborough Road, was the hostess, and
Mrs. Omri Ford Hibbard was chairman of the day.
Among those present were Mrs. John Van Buren
Thayer. Mrs. Alden S. Swan. Mrs. J. William
Greenwood. Mrs. Alexander S. Bacon, Mrs. Will
iam n Hurt. Mrs. K. A. rialstead. Mrs. Rufus T.
Bush. Mrs. Arthur W. Sullivan, Mrs. Stephen W.
Gile= Mrs. Henry D. Atwater. Miss Susan Van
Blnden and Mrs. Charles A. Silver. Mrs. Berry,
of Georgia, who has established an industrial
school for poor whites In the mountain districts,
told of her work.
Mr and Mrs. Frederick T. Parsons, of No. 114
Sixth avenue, left town on Friday for their coun
try home at Cozy Point. Douglaston. Long Island.
Mr and Mrs. William I^slie Scrymser and Miss
Lillian E. Scrymser, of Park Place, were in Paris
Mr and Mrs. Frederick W. Dauchy and the
Misses Dauchy. of Carroll street, expect to ?ail
for Europe on Friday, June 26. to remain until
Miss Kate V. Barnum and her niece. Miss An
glcsea Willets, accompanied by Miss Mabel Thur
bcr and Miss Louise Cromwell, will also spend th<s
summer abroad. They eaik-d last week on tha
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robinson Smith and the
Misses Smith, of Manhattan, are to sail for Eu
rope on Thursday.
The George L. Hoppenrftedts have given up their
house at No. 138 Joralemon street and will make
their home in Manhattan. They are now staying
at the Hotel Gramatan. Bronxvllle, N. I.
Mr. and Mrs. J. William Greenwood, of No. 10
Brevoort Place, will leave town early in June for
their farm at Sheffield, Mass.
Among those leaving town recently are Mr. and
Mrs. Edward T. Bedford and the Misses Bedford,
of Clinton avenue, for Elm Villa, Green's Farms,
Conn ; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mallory, of Montague
Terrace, for Clifton, Port Chester, N. V., and Mr.
and Mrs. Howard F. Whitney, of Eighth avenue,
for Craigdarroch, Glen Cove, Long Island.
"YACHT" RACES AT GARDEN CITY.
Garden City hoys tried a new sport last week, in
the shape of miniature yacht races on the artificial
pond at the golf club. Henry V. Seggerman, of
St. Paul's School, offered a silver cup, for which
there were nearly a dozen entries. Actual models
of famous yachts were used, everything being com
plete, even to the numbers on the craft and the
starting and finishing flags. Several of the ama
teur yachtsmen, becoming worried, waded out waist
deep to assist thMr wayward racers. First prize
went to "Jack" Phillips an.l second to D. S. Dunbar.
Among the Manhattan additions this week to the
warden City Hotel colony were Mr. and Mrs. R. T.
Wilson, jr.. Mr. and Mrs. E. Rollins Morse, Mr.
and Mrfe. C H. Wilcox, Mrs. Elliot Danforth, Mr.
and Mrs. Martin W. Littleton and eons, Mr. and
Mrs. L. S. Bigelow. Mrs. R. J. Sharpe. John V.
Black, Henry W. Black, Mrs. A. E. Bolande, Mr.
and Mrs. W r . W. Battle and Miss Battle. Dr. and
Mrs. A. L. MaFofi, of Boston, are also recent regis
STORIES OF TOLSTOY.
Count Tolstoy was once recuperating from a
sickness by resting in the Crimea. A party of
rich Americans arrived in a yacht and asked per
mission to see the great Russian. Tolstoy sat
upon his balcony "like a Buddhist idol," as h«
said, and the Americans filed silently and slowly
before him. They had promised not to speak a
word — a glimpse was all they wanted. One wom
an, however, refused to toe bound by the contract.
"Leo Tolstoy," she exclaimed, "all your writings
have had a profound influence on my life, but the
one which has taught me the most is your"—
Here she awkwardly forgot the name of the work.
The sick author leaned over the rail of the bal
cony »nd whispered, with a smile: "The Dead
Souls'?" "i'es, yaa." she repliM. "That book,"
said Tolstoy, "was written by Gogol, not by me."
Tolsloy's domestic life is singularly happy, in
spite of the. fact that his wife does not share his
views concerning religion and sociology. The coiin
tet>» is sixteen years younger than her husband,
and. although the mother of thirteen children, Ie
still beautiful and charming. She is highly gift
ed, too — has herself written three novels. At one
tinje j-Iw* had great difficulty In preventing the
count from giving away all his property. "He
wished to distribute all His worldly goods to the
poor." she say*. "It was I, I alone, who prevent
ed it. Heaven*, what ■ struggle I had! But. God
be praised, I triumphed. From that day to this.
1, and I alone, manage th« count's affairs: every
thing is donf: by me— is in my own hands."
Tolstoy is or.v of the most prolific writers of any
Hgn. He has publish*-'! tome hundred and twenty
books, and innumerable pamphlets, most of which
have b*-^-ii translated into every European lan
giiap<». The extent of his output Is the more re
markable when his laborious methods are consid
ered. Boms of his chapters have been written a
dozen times, and the. pages of Ills manuscript are
disfigured by numerous erasures and Interpola
tions. One of Mr. novels had to be copied out
seven tun. s Jietore a fairly legible manuscript
could be vent to lite printer*. — Chicago News.
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F Most Sensational Sale Brooklyn
will ever know, of all kinds of goods, at reduced prices to move all goods
; ; quickly. ;
pL $6,000,000 Auction Sale of Alex.
Smith's Carpets and Rugs
i! Held last week at 105-107 Fifth Avenue, we were the largest purchasers in the Metropolitan District. Our
: i tremendous purchases we offer with our own splendid stocks at present wholesale prices.
| 65c Brussels Carpet .... -39c i $1.35 Axminster Carpet. . . . . 95c | $1.20 18x36 Axmmster Rug. .Boc
I -75c." Brussels Carpet. ........ 55c $1-75 Bigelow & Savon Ax- .82.50 27x54 Axmmster Rug. $1.98
:n~ Urn««el« Tarnet 69c minster Car et f 1 - 24 ;$3 36x72 Axminster Rug. ■ .$3.25
$I Ca°rp^f loW B ° dy ErUS tl24 $14 6x9 ft. Axminster Rug $9.98
I $1.25 Velvet Carpet 89c uSTblj^ow " Axminster '" 21 B'™'68 ' ™' 6 A™»terßug.«ls.9B
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MANY RELICS OF EGYPT.
Brooklyn Museum Preparing for
Exhibition of Antiquities.
Tor the first time in its Jiistory the Central Mu
seum of tha Brooklyn Institute of Arts and
Sciences ie to have a display of Egyptian .nntiaui
ties. Unknown to Brooklynites in general, Profes
sor William H. Goodyear, the mue'- urn's curator of
fine arts, hae been collecting with this object in
view for years, and he has now in the store rooms
of the big building in the Eastern Parkway a lar^e
quantity of material.
The work of preparing the exhibits for visitors
is just beginning. So far three mummies have
been placed in cases. There are hundreds of ob
jects, some extremely rare and valuable, to be ar
ranged and prepared for exhibition. The curator
has enough material to fit up an entire room of
the museum. The chief drawback to his work,
as to the work of the heads of the other depart
ments, is the lack of proper cases in which to set
out the relies. Professor Goodyear has been a
close student of Egyptian antiquities for many
years. Some time ago he published "The Gram
mar of the Lotus." which required great research
into the past of Egypt.
The first exhibit to be placed in the possession of
the museum was a hit of cloth from one of the
oldest historic mummies in existence. This was
turned over to the museum by Miss Amelia B.
Edwards, the Egyptologist, before the building was
erected in 1891. The cloth once formed a part of
the wrappings of the body of Ra Nafer. datinor
from 4.000 B. C. which was found at Medum by
Dr W. M. F. Petrie, and Is now owned by the
Royal College of Surgeons of London. The last
Egyptian curiosities arrived at the museum a
couple cf weeks ago and are made up of hundreds
The museum has drawn Its collection from sev
eral sources. The first considerable contribution
came from the Egyptian Exploration Fund Society
in ISO 2 In 1905-'O6 Dr. Petrie, acting as agent for
the museum, bought a large number of objects.
Henry de Morgan excavated R quantity of ma
terial for the museum in the Esnch district in 19W.
A collection which arrived within thr last few days
is the De Potter collection, part of which was ex
hibited in Chicago in. 1903. Much of this was once
the property of Clot Bey, who sold most of his col
lection to the French government, but retained
many valuable pieces. When he died De Potter
bought the collection from his heirs with the aid
and advice of Brugsch Bey, of the Museum of
Some of the most valuable Egyptian relics in the
museum are included in this last acquisition. One
of the objects of which the curator is particularly
proud is the great triple sarcophagus of Ptah-Se-
Kha-En-Apt, High Priest of Ammon and Governor
of Thebes, who lived toward the close of the tw enty
first dynasty, about one thousand years before
Christ. The great case has not been thoroughly ex
piored as yet, and the mummy is still undisturbed.
The two outer sections— two boxes, similar in form,
one of which flts within the other— are paintfd
with a great variety of figures, illustrating the
ritual of the dead. It was found In 1893 near Deir-
El-Bahari. The same collection contains thirty or
forty bronzes, which are regarded as particularly
fine, and two hundred or more amulets— small fig
ures of the gods made of terru-cotta— dating from
1400, or thereabouts, B. C.
An object in which every child will be interested
is a galley — a little one, of course, maybe a foot
and a half long— in which eight figures sit, one at
the steering oar, one on the lookout in the bow
and six amidship, propelling the bark with strange
little oars. The vessel has a mast and a brown
sail, all ready for use. There are also do2ens of
necklaces made of various materials, from gold to
terra-cotta, some of which are elaborate.
One object that is sure to attract attention, from
Sunday school children anyway, is a tablet of
limestone and inscribed with strange devices. It
must have been on such tablets that the Ten
Commandments were written for the guidance ..f
the children of Israel, then Just released from the
bondage of the Egyptians. Moses was educated
by the Egyptians, and no doubt cut tablets such
as will be on exhibition soon at the museum. Tills
tablet dates back about 1400 B. C. It was found at
The museum has half a dozen objects that
about as rare as anything in any Egyptian collec
tion. Two are copper axe heads dating from be
fore 6000 B. C. The only other such axe head is
In the Museum of Cairo. There are eighty alabaster
vases and bowls and one hundred of common clay,
a number of pottery gods and goddesses and quan
tities of flint instruments. The latter may have
been made fifteen thousand to twenty thousand
years before Christ. Professor Goodyear believes
that between the flint hammers and the flint saws
In the collection fully ten thousand years must
have intervened, and the flint saws date back more
than six thousand year* before Christ. One of the
strange relics la a pottery Goddess of Fertility.
The curator believes that It la exceedingly rare.
He says that it ha» a strong resemblance to sim
ilar works of the ancient Chaldeans. Much of the
pottery Is decorated with figures or with bands of
black. In the historic period the Egyptians did not
decorate their pottery
Among the other objects, one will be of interest
to engineer*. It is a funny little model that was
at first thought to be a eledge and was so
marked. It Is now known to be a m<*lel of the
instrument used by the ancient builders of the
pyramids and. their successors in lifting great
masses of stone. They apparently had nothing like
the modern derrick to «id them. The block Of
Eton* probably was placed on the middle of the
sledge-like affair. The sides of the Instrument were
two rockers. First one end of the sled was tilted
up with crowbars and wedges and then the other
end until the rock was hoisted to the place where
it was needed. There are few of these models in
existence. The model was found at Delr-el-Behari.
at the foundations of an ancient temple, by Augusts
Cholsy, the French architect. It dates from about
1,500 years B. C. The ancients had a custom which
is preserved in our cornerstone laying. As we
place in the stone newspapers and list* of bene
factors, etc., so the- ancients placed in their corner
stones models of tools, chiefly those used in the
The ancients had another peculiar custom which
accounts for the vast number of amulets being
found now. They sowed the sites of the temples
with tlfte strange little clay images. They believed
that the duplication of the image of a god dupli
cated his. or her, power for good. The Idea i 3 pre
served to this dty by the people of India and Tibet.
In the. latter country, prayer wheels are turned by
water, each revolution being a prayer, and long
walls are built, each stone containing the prayer:
"Oh, God. the jewels and the lotus:"
Besides all these there are mumml's of fish. cat»,
mongeese and a hawk, golden rings— once used as
money by the Egyptians— perhaps a thousand
scaribs. mostly of terra cotta, and many other
objects that were placed In the tombs by the
people of long ago.
A number of new natural history exhibits have
been placed on view recently. The most recent is
the silk exhibit, which is not yet complete, though
ready for visitors to see. Jacob Doll prepared the
display, which consists of specimens of silk, co
coons, silkworms— domestic and wild— butterflies
and two great models, one of a moth and one of a
caterpillar. These have been opened so that the
internal make-up of the creatures can be studied
by the school children and others interested.
Perhaps more interesting, if less instructive, is
the new anteater. standing In rampant position
at one end of a glass case. The skin formerly
covered a cross creature— an unusually cross one,
it would seem. George K. Cherrte, the museum's
curator of ornithology, met the anteater in his
last trip to Venezuela. He was returning from a
collecting trip to Caicara, near the Orinoco River.
when he was attracted by a rustling in the bushes
beside the path. He levelled his gun. ready for
collection purposes, when the ameater appealed.
The sight of the man appeared to anger it. It
rushed toward the curator, and, on closely ap
proaching him, reared up on its hind feet and pre
pared to tear him with its heavy claws. About
then the gun went off. This is the first time that
an anteater has been known to attack a man.
They caiyiot bite, but they have been known to
hug large huntir.*? dogs to death.
SOME FAMOUS STOKES.
Tables of the Law — Moabite Stone
—Sosftta Stone ai}d Others.
There are a number of stones famous in the his
tory of the world, but undoubtedly the most
famous are the tatit-s of stone on which the Ten
Commandments were written by the finger of God.
according to the account piven in the Bo. ■k of
Exodus. That says Moses went up on Mount Sina!
at the command of God, "and He gave unto
Moses, when he had made an end of communing
with Him upon Mount Sinai, twe tables of testi
mony, tables of stone, written with the finger of
God." When Moses went down from the mount
with these in his hands he found that the people
:n his ahsence had made a golden calf and were
worshipping it and dancing, and his "anger waxed
hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and
broke them beneath the mount." But afterward
Moses was commanded by the Lord to hew two
other tables of stone, like the first, and on these
the Lord wrote the "ten words" as he had on the
others. These tablets are said to have been placed
in the ark of the tabernacle as a testimony of
Jehovah's revelation. When Solomon built the
famous tomple In Jerusalem there was a place for
the ark in it with the two tables of the law. What
finally became of tln-m is not a matter of re
corded history, but it is surmised that the ark was
captured af the time of the siege of Jerusalem by-
Nebuchadnezzar. There was no ark in the second
temple, erected by Hc-zekiah. and nothing is known
of the fate of the second set of stones on which
the Ten Commandments, or Decaiogue. were in
scribed. Those whs lii'vp studied the Hebrew
myths surmise that in the earliest days there was
a sacred stone worshipped as a god, for which
there was later substituted the tables of the law
inscribed on stone.
One of the oldest historic stones now extant is
what is called the Moabite Stone. It was found by
a German missionary, the Rev. F. Klein, in 1868.
at Diban. in Moab. Syria. Moab. the ancestor of
the Moabites, was a son of Lot by one of his
daughters, according to the account in the Book of
Genesis, so the Moabites were closely allied to the
Hebrews. The language on the Moablte stone is
identical with that on Phoenician monuments and Is
almost like the Hebrew In many respects. The date
of the inscription on the stone is held to be 860
B. C. A.s the oldest Inscription in the Phoenician
language It is held to be of high value. The stone
was purchased by an attache of the French Consul
at Jerusalem, who secured a squeeze of the inscrip
tion before, owing to 'the quarrels of the Arab
claimants to ownership of It. the stone was broken
into several pieces. The Inscription, which fills
some thirty-four lines, relates to the achievements
of Mesha. King of Moab. whose revolt after the
death of Ahab is recorded in the Second Book of
Kings In the Bible. The names of many historical
Bites in Moab are included in the inscription. The
fragments of the stone are now preserved in the
Louvre in Paris. Much scholarly attainment has
been devoted to the translation of the writing
thereon. One of the most famous as well as most
useful stones in history Is the Rosetta Stone, by
means of which hieroglyphics were deciphered. It
is a *Ub of black basalt, found near Rosetta.
Egypt. in 1793. by a French officer of engineers, and
is now In the British Museum. The dates on it show
that it was inscribed about two centuries before
the Christian eft. in honor of Ptolemy V tEpipha
n«»>. The decree on It is written in hieroglyphics,
in the demotic writing and in Greek. This stone put
in th* hands of scholars two long Egyptian tests.
representing different periods of the language, ren
dered into Greek and so gave a key to the long lost
pieiure writing on obelisks and other memorials.
The famous stone of Scone, Scotland. is a palla
dium stone, which is said to have been set up at
Icolmkill for the coronation of Fergus Eric and
was called the I, la-Fall of Ireland. The son of
Fergus Eric removed it to Scone, where it wan
used for the installation into office of the kings of
Scotland for several centuries after the tenth.
When Edward 1 became King of England he. re
moved it to London, where It is kept in West
minster Abbey, forming the support of the chair of
Edward the Confessor, which is used aa th« tbrons
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for the coronation of the monarchs of Great
Britain. The ancient legend runs:
Where'er this ston« is ;iU'-»-i. the fare* da - M
The Scottish race shall there the sovereigns be.
Antedating these In legend ia the famous Blarney
Stone, of Ireland, which, tradition says, was in
possession of the Cartha?enians, and perhaps be
fore their day of the Syrians or Phoenicians, who
settled the African city. The kissing of it is said
to have made the Syrians double t.'n^'ied. and th»
expressive Runic faith !s credited to its qualities.
Becoming enamoured of the stone, some adventur
ous Argonauts stole it and then set sail for
Cyprus, but with adverse gales were carried pixst
the Pillars of Hercules and finally in a storm made
the coast of Ireland, near i Vrk. where the ston*
was carried ashore. There it remained, tradition
.-ays, until in the fifteenth century Blarney Castl*
was erected and the stone placed in Its donjon
tower, where It is shown to visitors it this time.
the kissing of it giving one freedom of speech and
the quality called "blarneying."
The most noted collection of stones in the world.
aside from the Pyramids and the Sphinx, is prob
ably that at Stonehenge, England, variously at
tributed to th* Druids and to the early Britons.
but the design of which is still conjectural.
Whether a temple, a court, a place of sacrifice or
designed for astronomical purposes, is uncertain.
In many Italian cities there formerly existed
what was called '"jiietra d'lnfamie."* or a stone of
infamy for the punishment of bankrupts. 13
Venice one stand* near th* Church of St. Mark,
and in Verona and Florence they are near the old
markets. On a day in carnival week the e!d tims>
custom was to have all traders who had be.-om»
bankrupt In the preceding twelve months M to
the stone, and on* by one each stood on its centr*
to hear the reading of a report of his business
failure and to endure the reproaches heaped on
him by his creditors. At the end of ■ oertain
time each oankrupt was partly undressed, and
three officers took hold of his shoulders and thre*
others of his knees, and, raising him as high a*
they could, bumped him on the stone dellherarety
twelve times, "in honor of the twelv- apostles."
the creditors crowing like cocks while the bumping
The Great Stone Face immortalized by Haw
thorne is the famous Profile Rock to be seen la
the White Mountain?, near the Fran -on * Notch.
At a certain point it looks like a human visas*
carved in the eternal hills, but on nearer approaca
all semblance of a face vanishes.
THE PRICKLY PEAR in AUSTRALIA.
Consul General Orlando H. Baker, of Sydsey.
New south Wales, furnishes information coac«ra«
ing the prickly pear in Australia and the counter
opinion* prevailing a* to whether it should !>•
eradicated as a pest or cultivated for its com*
The invasion of th« prickly pear, which has
rendered thousand* upon thousands of acr«* of
good pastoral and agricultural land m New S .1
>* ale» and ; -.<• adjoinln* states useless, is « pro>len»
that h*» b ** n brought more 10 tin front of Ut»
by the big bonus offered by the Queensland govern
ment for an effective means ©f eradicating th«
pest on a wnolesale scale- At the same nra«. t"nar«
is a question of whether this seeming pest lias cot
its commercial uses. Reirardinf the subject from
this point of view. a Brisbane rttOTMM Has. «• *
result of experiment*, accumulated quite a nusiivsr
of means of turning the prickly pear to useful and.
highly remunerative account. Ha sees in this de
spised plant commercial possibilities quite alluring,
and calculated rather to encourage its cultivation
than its ruthless destruction.
In his report th* Brisbane chemist gives a cum
ber of uses to which the prickly pear may N>> put.
Among them he n*m*a alcohol, tests showing that
seven gallons could be secured from a ton of prickly
MM feed cake for stock feeding, strawboard and
paper and pulp, which may be -r<--«-> : by hydrauUa
force Into household articles, floor cloth. etc.
Prickly pear also contains much saccharine matter,
which make* an excellent sugar The most pra«r
tl.-al use yet found for the prickly pear ■ th«
southern portion of the United States has been for
stock feeding The Department of Agriculture is
encouraging the employment of a plumber's torch
to scorch off the spines; when this la done it makes
such an excellent food for cattle that they mar
be sustained on It alone, without other food or
water, for* many month* thro«*J» 4 dry a««4«J4s>«*