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THE SUN, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1912.
1 FEDERAL JOBS
Wilson Will Hnvo This
Sum nt Dtaposnl for
'AND. JT MAY WE MORE'
.'Jlungry for Sixteen Years,
OfTice Seekers Already
,A DIFFICULT I'RORLEM
rv'sidont-Klcct Not Expect
? od to Hetuni to Spoils
''UEl'ITSK IX CIV1I- SKItVK'K
J-.Kvitloiicp That Uonioenits Will
,V Want Fourth Class Post
" Office .lobs.
V.iilNHTf).N, Ni. lii.--Thn srrat
. .rufh fur Ctovrrnmunl Job umli-r th
lIVjNon iidtnlnlxlr.Hlcin lias botsnn.
J)tl'm()crat from t:ic four comers of the
" Vnltod Stutr mi. I rrn from abroad
nre. nlrt'tiily Htnr;lmt their run towanl
,he pie counter, which Inif born closed
'tlffht iiKHlnft them for ri(rrn your.
He'foro thi Htumivdn Is over the coun
try will Rnln linxo wltni'aoil scene-?
that ni.ido C'lcvol.nul's Administration
memornblp, the olllce spekrrs, especially
from the South, crowdlni? the cheap
boarding houses In the nation. il capital.
bcsleRlnt; the White House nnd Con
.., ..r l,. II.. I ..ml llflmrl
"' I gest Increase to the civil service list
Irom hand to mouth, nd many of them ,.v,,r t,iade at one time,
in the end turning their faces tnward Muny Democrats have ulsed the cry
home under the tlrm Impression that tli.it Taft protected these fourth class
the whole world, and particularly Presl- Republican postmasters because In
dent Wilson. Is heartless and unworthy 1 k""w h: KoInB to be defeated, and
. . -,, .. , i they will demand thut Wilson revoke,
of true Democratic support. . . , .,.,
Grocr Cleveland for weeks anl,
months had to face this hungry olllce
seeking horde. It m.iu his life mis?
orable iind Mr. Wilson's friends a"re
already ncknow Udglng that at the ery
best he has a most trying experience
ahead of him.
It Is dllllcult to give an accurate state
ment of the exact money value In
salaries that wilt be nt the disposition
of President Wilson after March I next.
but It has been estimated generally by
neveral competent authorities that the
total will not fall far hhnrt of 1.10.000,
000 a. year. If President Wilson should
yield to the demands that will surely
be made upon him for the revocation of
the Kxecutlve order putting the fourth
class postmasters under the civil or
classified service this Immense sum
will bo Increased.
When the army of Democratic office
reekorw swoop down upon this rich
field, so long forbidden to them, Presi
dent Wilson will have a mighty hard
time In keeping his face set toward civil
ervlce reform and retaining the ground
that has .ilrcady been gained by the
Taft and othr administrations.
Although thq . President-elect has
made no authoritative announcement on
this subject his friends In Washington
are certain that he will make a sincere
effort to maintain the principles of this
great reform. Whether he will be
strong enough to withstand the abuse
that will be heaped upon him by dls
'uppolnted patronage seekers nnd tho
pressure that necossarlly will be broight
by members of Congress Is something
that only the developments of the next
yiiir or more can unfold. drover Cleve
land was forced at times to yield to the
Importunities of Democratic leaders, und
Gov. Wilson's experience. If he has am
bitions for another torm, probably will
be the same.
The richest haul of Federal patronage
la under tho Post Office Department,
'with the State. Department next and
then the Treasury and the Department
There aro In the entire Government
service an army of more than 400,000
men and women. Of these more than
300,000 nre protected by the civil ser
vice, some by law and some by Execu
tive order. Of tho remaining 100,000
or so only 10,582 aro direct Presidential
BppbmtcQ. The. remainder nro ap
pointed by the heads of departments,
but will of course be subject to removal
by the, Incoming administration. It Is
the, nalnrles of these 100,000 olllco hold
era thaf amount to about $30,000,000.
Of tho 10,582 direct Presidential ap
pointments 9,949 must bo confirmed by
In addition to this large army of of
fice holders and Qovornment employees,
all under the executive branch of the
Government, there are more than 1,000
appointments under the control of Con
Bress. Part of these tho Democrats
now have, but they will gain more
through tho control of the United fitates
President Wilson's available patron
age disbursements will he much larger
than tho list which Grover Cleveland
had at his disposal when ho entered
office In 1884, lifter the Democrats had
been nut In tho cold for twenty-eight
long years. The number of offices since
Cleveland's first administration has In
In the sixteen years that have elapsed
since Cleveland retired the Democrats
who wore appointed to ofllce by him
have almost entirely been eliminated,
except In offices and posta under the
civil borvlce, whom many appointed
under tho Cleveland administration aro
still holding on. Some of these Cleve
land appointees nro now filling the
highest plnciw In the classified service.
Now ii nd then h Cleveland appointee
ln,jtho- Government service, Is found,
eren' though lie Ik not protected by the
civil service. Ono of these Is Alvoy A.
Adee, Hecond Assistant Secretary of
State, who was appointed to his present
pcwf, In' 1886. Mr. Adee, however, had
been continuously In tho foreign ser-vlei-.or
la, tho Htate Department propor
Incef ,1870, nnd wns Third Assistant
decreUry when Mr. Cleveland pro
moted, him. Thorn ho has remained over
I no and undoubtedly will continue to
remain as tho "solid rock" of this
executive branch of the Government.
ouwiuoe nera oh uecauso no has.
JuOMpeuBaoie, e, Is thai
mnn who writes the ThnnksclvInK proe -
Inmntlons, the notes of congratulation
nnd condolence to klnws nnd emperors
nnd other correspondence that ret.nlre,
nn experienced nnd skilful hand and
a Kood hend.
The men who know Oov. Wilson best
do hot expect tiny sweeping return to
the spoils system tinder his adminis
tration. They say the sentiment of
tin- country If nothing else will prevent
It. They expect thut Mr. Wllnon will
appoint Democrats to the minor unices
ns fast ns the tteptlbllcnn tisrmo expire,
but they do not look for any sweeping i
In the case of the more Important
otllces, the big plum, such ns uppolnt
melits In the diplomatic service, the
ItrpitbllCMiiH now In ufllce will of course
follow their usunl custom and forward
their resignations to the President on
March 4 next.
The opinion In Washington Is that
Mr. Wilson will be only too glad to
take refuse behind the civil service and
In this way vold as far as possible the
disagreeable features of the Job of dis
pensing Federal patronage.
The strongest pressure to hnve the
new Prcldent break through the civil
service or merit system will come In
the case of the fourth class postmasters
and the consular service, ltoth of these
clashes of officeholders are pratected
under executive orders nnd not by
statute, nnd they constitute one of the
most desirable llelds of Kederal pat
roruige on account of the great number
of otllces Involved.
Plenty of evidence already l accumu
lating that the Democratic lenders In
tend to move upon President Wilson nni
demand the turning out of Republican
In the fourth class postotllces nnd th.j
application of the civil service later.
There are more than fi.'i.OOO fourth
class postofllces, many of which are
located In the South, where the cry for
patronage will be loudest. Already
Democrats are beginning to flood the
Post ottlco Department with Inquiries
In regard to these Jobs, each of which
pays 11.000 or less.
President Hoosevelt was the first
Kxecutlve to put the fourth clasi post
masters under the civil service. He
covered ull til ottlces of this clnss In
fourteen Northern Ktates Into the class!
tied service shortly before his term In
the White House expired. Mr. Taft
completed the reform by bringing all
the remaining fourth class postmasters,
about .",0,000 of them. Into the civil ser
vice. This was In last October and the
Taft executive order marked the big-
, ,i, llthr linnri President T.iffs
sincerity In regard to civil service re
fnrm can hardly be questioned. Kor
more than two years ho has been rec
ommending In his messages to Congress
that the merit system be extended, m
as to Include practically ull Government
employees the first, second and third
clnss postmasters and the employees of
the customs and Internal revenue ser
vices. The President has been unable to
.xt.-nil the system In this direction bc-
cause the Senate has the right of con
firmation, and the upper branch of
Congress has refused to act on his
Many of the Inquiries that .ire ul
ready pouring Into Washington from the
Democrats relate to the diplomatic and
consular service, and It Is certain that
nn effort will be made to have Mr. Wil
son bring the latter back Into the patron
age class, The consulate service won put
on a merit, or civil service, basis by Mr.
Hoot when he was Secretary of State,
all appointments being made on the
basis of competitive examinations. This
system, like that of the fourth class
postmasters, rests only on an executive
order. Tho State Department has en
deavored also to put the diplomatic ser
vice, with the exception of Ambassa
dors, on a merit basis. It Is recognized,
however, that Ambassadors will con
tinue to be regardc 1 as personal ap
pointees of the President, much the
same as Cabinet nfllcrx.
The KrderaJ civil service list first
came Into being by law In 1883. It was
originally drawn up by President Gar
field and was put Into effect by Presi
dent Arthur. It was only two years old
when Cleveland first entered olllce. The
Democratic President early became a
conveit to the merits ol tho system, and
he practically doubled tn; number under
it to nbout 100,000 In his first admin
istration. President Harrison added
grenly to the number, ns did Cleveland
upon his return to office In 18U3. The
biggest Increase made ut any one time
prior to the action of President Taft
a few weeks ago was by Cleveland In
May, 1S9G, when he signed an executive
order taking In 44,000 additional aovern.
ment employee. McKlnley ond Itooie
velt also were strong supporters of the
Tho total number of ofllcers and em
ployees of the Government, exclusive of
course of tho enlisted men and officers
of the army and navy, Is 411,478. lls
trlbuled In the different departments or
brunches of the Government as follows
Department of Juatlre
lnt Office Department
Commerce and Labor Department.
Clovtrnment Printing Office
lntaratate Commerce CommlMlon
Civil Service CommlMlon
1-lhrarjr of ConKreia
. . 3.929
The President has classified ths
400,000 .or more officers nnd employees
by uppolntment ns follows and the
first two tables Indicate tho patronage
that will bo directly under the hand of
the new President without meddling
with the present civil sorvlco orders:
Appolntmenta mail by the Prealdent by
and with the advice and content of the
Poet Office ;
Commerce and Labor (excloalve of
filvll Hervlce (Vimmlealon
(iovernment Printing Offlre
Interstate Commerce (Tionmlaajon. . . ,
Library of CnnircKa
Appolntmenta made by the President with
out nonflrmalloti by the annate:
1'nat Offlc ,..!! ..
f.'nmmerre and Labor
Civil Hervlce Cominlaalon
Offlrera and employees under civil
i,"t urnco , isvni-,
i, .Ii.-' !i,io u ' uhu uiey u
:ntnm.fllriri . . .
1 iiovrrnmmt Printline oifiie
As to Just how many of these -100,000
odd olllcers und employees can bo re
moved by the President without th.i
consent of Congress nnd lire therefore
subject to his personal control If lie
c.ires to eercle It opinion differs very
widely. In compliance with n Senate
resolution passed on December 21. 1010.
the head of each department of the
.' Government compiled a list of persons
under his supervision over whom the
President had power of removal with
out notion by Congress. The total num.
her given In thee lists subject to such
control was ,Hi!l,338. This Include,
though the large army of olllcers and
employees under the civil service and
who nre subject to removal only under'
Gen. Illack, head of the Civil Service
Commission, contends that the Presi
dent cannot replace any employee In
the classified service without tho tiling
of charges, which must bo proved, and
In this he Is confirmed by the opinion
of Attorney-General Wlokersham.
The great bulk of the 130,000,000 or
more which President Wilson may dis
tribute among his faithful followers
without breaking Into the present civil
service Held come from the salnrles of
postmasters In the first, second and
third classes. The combined salaries of
the otllces In these classes amount to
$t!,O0C.,000 annually. Here nre some
of the Jticlest of the plums In this
New York, Chisago. Philadelphia nnd
Boston, $8,000 each: Brooklyn. St. t.ouls,
Cleveland. Baltimore. Pittsburg, Detroit,
Buffalo, San Kranclsco. Milwaukee. Cin
cinnati, Newark, New Orleans, Wash
ington, l.os Angeles. Minneapolis. St.
Paul. Indianapolis nnd a few other
cities. )fi,000 each. All of these nre first
There are all told 424 first class ofllces,
l.s.n second class olllces, paying from
$3,000 to I.-.000 a year, and 5.809 third
class otllces. with salaries ranging from
tl.OOO to $3,000.
The best paying Jobs within President
Wilson's gift will be the ten foreign
Ambassadorships, each with a salary of
$t",.ri00, the nine Cabinet posts, with
$12,000 each, nnd the seven Panama
Canal Commissioners, the chief en
gineer, with a salary of $15,000, and the
others $14,000 each; several other Canal
Zone Jobs with salaries ranging from
$.1,000 to $7,0110 each; from one to (lie
assistant .'ecret.-iryshlps in each depart-
ment, averaging nbout ? 1,500 each, tw i
commissioners of the District of Co.
litmbla. $5,000 each; the public printer,
$5,500; several members of the civil ser
vice nnd other commissions, nveraglna
about $5,000 each; the Collector of the
Port of New York, with $7,000, and
other Important collectorshlps.
There are eight foreign Ministers re.
celvlng $13,000 each, twenty-four re
ceiving $10,000 each, nnd one, n Minister
resident, with a salary of $5,000, The
grand total available for distribution by
Mr. Wilson In the appointment of I'nlted
State Ambassadors nnd Ministers will
be $51(5.000. divided among forty-two
The Consuls General to London nnd
Paris each receives $12,000; those ti
Berlin. Havana, Hamburg. Hongkong,
Hlo de Janeiro ami Shanghai, $8,000
each; eight otherCnnsuls recelvn $0,000
a year, twelve $5,500. seventeen $,500.
nnd there are 2fi2 snlnrles ranging from
$2,000 to $8,000. The salaries available
annually In the consular service. In
cluding Vlco nnd Deputy Consuls nnd
clerks, aggregate $1,000,000.
Ofllclals of the customs service re
ceive approximately $100,000 a year In
salaries. There will be nbout $200,000
of patronage under the Department of
Justice, Including Attorneys nnd United
States marshals. The ten Interstate
Commerce Commissioners have salaries
aggregating $100,000, and there will he
patroiuige amounting to $18,500 In the
President's secrtarles and chief clerk,
The army nnd navy officers will not
be affected by the change of administra
tion except In the casei of ntllccrs who
nre serving In n dual capacity; that K
ofllcers who Bre appointed to civil posl
tlons, such, for instance, as bureau
chiefs. The President cannot refuse to
nominate any ofllcer already In the
service to n higher grade to fill a
vacancy unless such officer falls to
qualify by examination.
NELLIE WALDR0N IS DEAD.
filrl Who Nhot Kdnaril MeDnnaltl
Saeeumlia to Conauiiipllon.
Nellie Waldron, who wim 18 years old
when she shot ami killed KUwnri
McDonald, her lover, in Brooklyn, lx-
cause ho refused to keep his promise
to marry her und then attempted suicide
by throwing herself into the Knst Hlver.
(lied yesterday of tuberculosis at Uellovue
Hospital, where she had Ix-en lingering
Hinco pardoned by Gov Dix on Ootober 10.
The sole attendant nt hor closing hours
was Annie . Hoono, a Brooklyn probation
ofllcer, who had taken a wurm interest
in tho girl slnco tho tragedy. Following
her attempted suicklo after killing her
lovor sh had un uttack of pneumonia
and a rear olnpsed beforo she was in n
condition to stnnil trial. She pleaded
guilty to the, killing and was sent to tho
Bedford Reformatory for three yeurs.
Her baby, which wns born while sho
was In prison, Is under the caro of the
State, Sho contracted tuberculosis whils
in tho reformatory and was transferred
it was apparent that her cumi was hope
less she received tho pardon and was
taken to Kelleviin Hospital. Tho body
was tuken to tho undertaking establish
ment of Thomas C. Hughes at 43 1 Do Kalh
avenue. Brooklyn, and the burial will
take plneo to-morrow.
THIRD DEAD IN OAS TRAGEDY.
Mrs, Unices, Whuae Children Were
Mrs. Anna Kaice. wife of I,eon Ituices,
who was found unconscious In u gas
llllod bedroom at hor homo, 372 Kast
Twelfth street, FlutbuHh, on Friday
evening with her fourteen-year-old
daughter, Florence, unci her twelve-ynnr-old
son, Sydney, deoil alongsido her,
died yesterday ut tho Kings County
Hho remained unconscious from the
tlnii) of her discovery by her hushund.
Ho whether tho triple tragedy was tho
result or u suicide pact between the mother
and children or brought about by tho
mother herself remains a mystery.
Ming continued 111 heulth, dread of
nn operation and desnondeuov over
her htisliund'H recent Limit
I arc believed to hnvo driven I he womnii
m oim me ennui-en s lives as well as her
The nollco believe Hint 1 1 . . mAll,..- r..i.i
'iiiiiinii oi nor I
the chlldiTii of her intention to kill her-
octutit to l olio w
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AN ORIENTAL RUG EVENT
R. H. MACY & CO. have secured the entire stock of the recently dissolved firm of McKelvey & Bird.
Rug Collectors, Merchants' Exchange Building, Fifth Avenue and 17th Street, whose only trade wns with the
highest class specialty stores throughout the United States, and whose reputation as technical experts and col
lectors of rare pieces was of world-wide recognition. They never sold to individuals, or at retail.
They had on hand a magnificent collection of rare antique
Oriental Rurs. These were personally arid carefully selected by
Mr. Myron J. Bird, who ranks as one of the foremost experts in
Oriental Rugs in this country.
Mr. Bird has scoured the markets of Great Britain. Turkey in
Europe. Turkey in Asia, the Rug sections of Africa, the Russian
() Peninsula and Persia. During his travels, which occupied many
months; he rummaged about in the out-of-the-way places and
secured many rare pieces which for years had been overlooked by
vg) other collectors.
W He wandered through the vilavettes of Persia and Turkey, and
fa through the famous market places, in quest of rare rugs. He pur-
chased here and there a Rug of rare value and authentic origin.
In this collection of antique Oriental Rugs are many sizes which
we have never before seen. Many of them have been held as
(S) heirlooms by the original owners.
() Every Rug in this collection is a Heritable antique. They are in
the natural state. Their mellowness of color and softness of
() texture'have been acquired by natural wear. They have not been
chemically treated in order to artificially mellow the colors',
through age and service, their colors have been ripened and
their lustre intensified.
IVc have decided to sell this entire collection of antique Ori-
cntal Rugs at the wholesale prices asfed for them by McKthey
) & Bird.
You will find the original ticket on each Rug. On this original
ticket is their wholesale selling mark. The characters which
McKelvey & Bird used as a key are as follows. You can read
CO) tllf nrirni fnr vnnrcolf
U LORD WITH US
1234 5678 9 O
Thus. L V T W S on the original price ticket attached means
that S157.50 was the net wholesale price of that Rug to any
dealer, anywhere, who bought it. And McKelvey & Bird, though
they dickered many days in true Oriental fashion for a single Rug
ofttimes, had one price only when they sold.
For your convenience, our own price ticket bears,:,the cor
we were to sell these Rugs
A Few Samples, Only, of These JVonderful Rugs
Remember, there are something over 35 pieces from which to select:
Antique Bergama, $35.00 ;
5 (, 7 In. x 3 jl.ll in.
A wild. sh.iRKy rug. which !
is entirely unique. !
Antique Koula, $40.00
J (. 5 in. x 4 ft. 8 in.
All excellent type of run j
classed by many collectors
as Rhodian. It was without i
doubt made in Koul.i during
the latter part of the loth
Antique Himadan, $56.00
5 U 9 In. x 4 jt.
A moresque ground in two
shades of rose. Iiears a diamond-shaped
Herati decoration, border
Antique Bergama, $40.00
5 jt 6 in. x 4 jt. 4 In.
Prayer design, witli (jrcen
Mihrab surrounded by a
field of soft red. Ivory bor
der bearim Zoroastrian dec
oration. Antique Bergama, $65.00
6 jt. II in. x 4 jt. 8 in.
A soft pink ground, with
quaint geometrical medal
lion, border of Chintse yel
low, very thick and shaggi,
quite on the order of the
Ytirotik. but still a uell
Antique Kaiak, $150.00
7 (. 5 In. x 5 Jt. 8 in.
Undoubtedly one of the
finest examples of the old
Kazak weaverv to be seen.
A large medallion of clouded i
green occupies the entire
centre. It is surrounded by I
an ivory band, carrying the
signs of Zotoaster. The
outer border is most unique.
It is unusually fine quality
and is in superb condition.
Antique Bergama, $40.00
4 jt. II In. x ijt.7 in.
Prayer design with red
Mihrab. Border in same
color bearing decoration of
Antique Cabiitan, $65.00
: jt. 4in.xi jt. 2 in.
The Abbeside design in
perfection. Very narrow
ivory border decorated with
Antique Cabistan, $45.00
10 jt. x 3 jt. 6 In.
Dull gold ground, with
diamond-shaped figures bear
ing conventionalized flow
ers. Border in soft red.
A splendid example and in
Antique Shim, $353H)
c j it. i in. x S Jt. 10 In.
l) A dark blue field, entirely
(3) covered with small figures,
X probably to represent the
VQ) locust Untwiailj fine in
quality and silkv
R. H. Macy fc Co.'
in the regular way of the averaga
MM. W BaaaA Herald Square
Antique Anatolian, $90.00
5 jt. lln.xi jt. 5 In.
Prayer rug design, having
many of the characteristics
of the old Rhodian. Ex
perts have differed consider
ably in the classification of
this piece, ns to whether It
should be called Rhodian or
Antique Shim, $35.00
4 jt. 8 In. x 4 jt. 2 In.
Unusually heavy and Rlossy.
Antique Yurouk, $40.00
i . I In. x 3 jt. 4 In.
A Few of Many
Antique Anatolian Mala
2. 2x1. 6 jut $4.00
3. 3x1. 9fttl $12.00
2. 9x2. 4jtet $12.00
2.11x1. 7fett $12.00
2.llxl.l0fett . $10.00
2.7xl.8jttt .... $(.00
2.11x1. 7 fetl $4.00
;. 6x1. 9 Jut $4.00
3 xl. 8 jut $10.00
2.10x1. 7 jut $10.00
3. Ixl.7 jut. $10.00
2. 7x2. I jut $16.00
2.10x1. 8 jut $8.00
2.7x2 jttl $10.00
3. Ixl. 9jtet $4.00
Sxl.l I jut $9.00
2. 4x1. SJnt $4.00
3 xl. Sjeit $10.00
having a Rray
colored border bearing most
Antique Mujur, $65.00
5 jt. x 4 jt. I In.
Most unusual prayer de
sign. A red ground Mihrab,
tearing in its turn a smaller
Mihrab in green, border pure
Antique Anatolian, $35.00
4 jt. 8 in. x 3jt.9 In.
A curious cerise medal-
-Antique Cabistan, $75.00
' (. 6 in. x 3 jt. 4 in.
The old carnation design.
Carnations arranged in or
derly rows on an indigo
blub ' field. Very glossy,
very old and very fine qual
ity. Antique Bergama, $38.00
.' x 5 jt. x 3l. 10 in.
Prayer design, with most
unusual clouded reddish
brown Mihrab. The space
above the Mihrab is occu
pied by a field of sea green,
with decorations in yellow,
brown und red. The dull
yellow border accentuates
the colors. A collector's
Antique Shim, $35.00
6 Jt. 9ln.x4 Jt. S In.
Undoubtedly made by the
Kurds of the Shiraz district,
as it is much heavier and
shaggier than the conven
Antique Bergana, $35.00
6.JI. Iin.x5 jt. 4 In.
A Wild, shaggy, heavy
rug, which would make
most interesting addition to
any collection of rare pieces
on a field of sea .green..
i ivt- uuiuit stripes inter
vene between the field and
the principal border band.
Antique Hamadan, $35.00
6 jt. 6in.x3 jt. II In.
A moresque ground in
two shades of natural wool,
carries a small diamond
shaped medallion. The
main border is azure blue,
the outer border band in
6 jt. 2ln.x4 jl. 5 In.
A brownish red ' ground,
carrying two inedallions.
Border in dull rose; decora
tions geometric. An excel
Antique Anatolian, $50.00.
10 jt. 4ln.x3 jt. 7 In.
This splendid old example
bears on its yellow border
the Rhodian fily design in
perfection. Medallions in
sparkling colors, typical of
Antique Anatolian, $50.00
5 Jl. I in. x 4 jt.
Prayer design. A red
Mihrab above which is a
panel bearing five pagoda
shaped figures. The Inner
Ixjrder band decorated with
Buddhistic eight x)inted
stars, the main border in
7f.O In. x SJt.
Attractlont Are Their Low Prlcei.
fercacVay, 34th to 35th St.
Rug dealer, the prices would be from one-half more to twice the
prices at which we shall sell them.
MR. BIRD will be here a'n MONDAY. TUESDAY and
WEDNESDAY to explain. the origin and history of the Rugs he
has collected and to assist those who wish his highly valuable
services in making selections. He is here as your servant with the
desire to see these wonderful Rugs which he has gathered with the
patient devotion, the affectionate regard of the connoisseur passed
to the possession of appreciative new owners. Each piece has its
history, and Mr. Bird knows it as intimately as you know the
nooks and corners of your own house.' .
His office, however, is one of enlightenment solely. You will
be deeply interested in his descriptive talks, even if you resist the
desire to own one or more of the Rugs.
For instance, just by way of illustration, Mr. Bird will prob-
ably tell you that nine of the pieces of this collection are from the
Palace of Dvjer Agha, Chief Eunuch to the ex-Sultan, Abdul
Hamid. A very important official was Dvjer Agha and a very rich
one. In one of his Palaces when the new Government's seals
were broken was found a chest of gold amounting to 80,000
pounds sterling. His choice of Rugs for his Palace might reason-
ably be believed to be worthy of serious consideration fpr its ex-
pertness. Mr. Bird was one of the first half dozen persons who
entered the Palace after the breaking of the seals.
Other Rugs are from the collection of "Papa" Sadik, thail
whom no Oriental Rug merchant enjoys wider reputation.
One Rug is from the Musee Orientale of'Constantinople, Ar.
Bird's endeavors to secure it covered a period of seven years.
i And so on, till one almost sees the minarets, the mellow
skies, and the opaline waters of the Far East almost hears the
tinkling of camel bells and the Mohammedans at sunset prayer.
But fear not the sentiment. It is all in the history of the Rugs.
Not in the prices.
At the price tap, sentiment subsides. Here only is cold, hard.
business sense. One plainly marked price, and that the actual
price that dealers would pay. You would have to pay them from
one-half more to twice the price.
The collection consists of about 350 pieces. The sizes, the
proportions, the colorings, designs and weaces are so varied that
etery one that appreciates a truly authentic antique can gratify his
fancy while conserving his sense of economy. Such rugs arc,
literally, an investment.
Antique Fereghan, $200.00
6 Jt. 5 in. x 4 Jt. 2 In.
A splendid type of the
weavery of lrcreghan when
it was at its best. This ex
ample has soft red ground
entirely covered with the
typical arrangement of the
Herati design. In each cor
ner an unusually large space
on green ground is well cov
ered with small oval figures.
The border of red and blue
is embraced by two smaller
bands in pale green and bears
the old conventional tree pat
tern. Antique Melet, $30.00
5 jt. 5 in. x 4 Jl. I In.
Fine, quality soft dull col
ors, b'ixht stripes of a design
usually well employed as a
border constitute the entire
centre. The rug is unusually
preserved. Most unique.
Antique Yhordies, $350.00
6 Jt. 3 in. x 4 jt. 3 in.
Prayer design, sage green
Mihrab, with pendant in rich
ivory and brown. Border
bands perfect examples of the
lily and carnation design.
Main border decorated with
rose of Sharon. Unusually fine
and well preserved.
Antique Rhodian, $75.00
9 (. 10 In. x 2 Jt. II In.
A clouded chocolate
ground, bears a succession
of five azure blue medallions
which are cut off from the
brown by swatches of soft
red. On each side and across
each end just inside the bor
der band are rows of the old
carnation design in perfection.
The border, an azure blue
matching that of the medal
lions. An absolutely per-
tea specimen ana most
Antique Bergama, $30.00
3 Jt. 5 In. x 3 jt. 4 In.
A mellow indigo blue'
ground, carries .geometrical
decorations in indigo blue
and green. The ivory colored
border carries purely geomet
rical decoration. The rug is
very heavy, very old, very
sparkling and very interesting.
Antique Cabistan, $55.00
9 jt. II in. x 3 Si. i In.
Ivory ground, well covered
b an orderly succession of
typical Shiraz designs. The
old blue border is separated,
from the field by a soft red-
border band. Very fine and ,
Antique Yurouk, $35.00 '
5 . .' in. x 3 Si. 2 h.
A quaint rug in panels of
brown, green, rose and orange:
sleek, heavy and in all ways
Antique Mujur, $30.00
5 (. x4 St.
An absolutely perfect ex
ample of this wonderful old
weavery. The rug is some
what tender and worn, other
wise it would be verv valuable.