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THE ABeUS. SATUHDAY, DECEMBEE 15, 1900.
Thomas W. Lawson Willing to
Build a Boat For the Trials.
a syndicate. I" will do so. If tbey'con
clude that letter results ran be obtain
ed by my owning and managing the
new 1x,at entirely. I am ready. One
thine the yachting world can rest as
suiod of Iloston interests could le in
no safer hands than iu those whose de-
: vision I am awaitintr."
I There are some members of the New
A MODEL HAS BEEN COMPLETED, j York Yacht dub. however, who elaim-
d that even if Mr. Lawson built a cup
defender and she should defeat the
Copper Ki Aw.II. Drol.Ion of Bo-j Iu.U(OIjt KVn4i(1lte TacLt, she would
to;. Vnfbtmii Before Ordering a. 1!0t l,e eligible to defend the Cup. as
l'oii.ie ( oraprtltor of Shamrock Mr. Lanmin was not a member of. the
II View of Some of the Tfeir Vork . New York Yacht club. With a view of
l.riii cipb 32embers. evading this rule Mr. Lawson, It is
t;aid. is now trying to arrange for a
Thomas W. I.awson of Boston, the
"copper kins." admits that the New
York Journal's exclusive announcement
the other morning that he will build a
yacht to enter the trial races as a cup
defender is correct. He was approach- t
td tin the Mibject and In order to make '
Lis position plain has given out the fol
lowing statement, which is self explan
atory: "la regard to my building a cup de-
fen, to represent I lost on I have only '
this t say at the present time: I sin-
oerely regret that my name has been
published iu connection with the mat
ter at this stage. I could almost say
it was unfair to me, and certainly it ia
unfair to the numerous veteran yachts- '
incu who have always seen that IIos- j
ton was close up to the starting line
Iioston syndicate to build the loat. and
so long as one member of the syndicate
Is a member 'of the New York Yacht
club the boat would be eftglble to race
and defend the cup.
However, the fact tjat Mr. Lawson
Is not a member of the New York
Yacht club should hardly stand in the
way of his building, as in every cup
race year, except possibly is'.f.t, the
New York Yacht club has always is
sued a circular letter to yachtsmen,
asking them to assist in the defense
of the cup by building boats to enter In
the trial races. This is as it should be.
as the cup is no longer a mere club
matter, but is of national importance,
and the safety of the cup should le the
first ami only consideration.
W. liutler Duncan. Jr.. the manacer
v.I. i.ever and wherever yachting con-1 of he P,jniont syndicate ln.at, who is j
ranges and preservation of the forests,
6ays the San Francisco Call, mean the
sustenance of many more millions of
What tbe Barber Said.
"To shave a man at home." said a
barler, "I charge a quarter, but to
shave a dead man half a dollar is the
price. . About a tenth of my private
customers are women. "
"I share at their houses six or seven
women every day. I don't know why
it is some women have beards. It is
very distressing to them, and they
shave close and often. It is their only
remedy. Tha electric needle is no good
for them, you see. because their beards
are so thick that it would take a life
time for the operator to go over their
faces and pluck each hair out sepa
rately, as must be done In the electric
al depilitating system.
'"Beards only grow on old women.
They are one of the feminine disfigure
ments of age. It is the same trouble. I
suppose, as that which affects old men.
Old men, you know, have thick
growths of hair in their nostrils and
ears that must be cut out weekly, and
their eyebrows If not regularly trim
med would grow to two or three inch
es." Philadelphia Record.
THE HEAD OF 3I0SES.
WHY THE LEADER OF ISRAEL IS REP
RESENTED WITH HORNS.
tests were on, and I cerlainly should do
nothing to make myself the Boston rep
resentative in the coming cup contest
tint;) the old yachtsmen to whom I
have referred have signified Jheir dis
inclination to a train take up the burden
and their wish that I should do so.
"While I do not pretend to be an ac
tive sailing yachtsman. I am sntlioient-
ly acquainted with the burdens which
go with an attempt to participate in
the cup defense to not be anxious for
the responsibilities which would neces
sarily go with this honor. I'nques
tiotiably all Boston yachtsmen would
like to have Boston represented in the
race, and if a boat can be successfully
built and sailed by our townsmen I am
willing to do it If necessary to insuro
our city's representation.
"All that has Ix-eti done so far in the
i)iTti. r. as far as I know. Is that Bos
ton ;. a'.-hting experts have designed a
boM which, they think, will be a win
ner. Bostoti yachtsmen, including my
self, have looked her over carefully and
boat v. hich they think will be a win-lie.-.
A number of representative Bos
ton yachtsmen of the class I have re
feiTt I to as being the ones who should
have the lirst show have ;.sked my co
operation in the carrying through of
the project, ami I have said to them
that I would do what iti their judg
li,e?t '.v:is best to have Boston repre
Kcet .1. and I am awaiting 'their deci
sion. "if they desire me to become one of
a true sportsman as well as a first
class yachtsman, voiced the views of
the majority of uiemlters of the New
York Yacht club the other day when
he said: "So Lawson Is going to build.
Well, the more the merrier."
Win u asked If the fact that Mr. Law
son was rit a member of the New
York Yacht club would prevent his tak
ing part in the trial races, he said:
"I kuow of nothing to prevent the boat
coming in. I don't see how you can
keep him out. In the old days the club
used to invite yachtsmen to come to
the defense of the cup. and I think the
club would have done the same thing
this year had they thought any one
else wished to build."
Iti spite of any denials that may
come from Boston. Mr. Lawson Is still
seriously considering building a cup
defender, and the best proof of it is
that a prominent New York yachtsman
was hastily summoned to Boston the
other afternoon to consult with the
Advnnlucrs of Irrigation.
It is estimated that ".".upo.uuo acres
of land may be made fruitful by irriga
te -n. That is -STo.TIS iiartor sections,
capable of. supporting a population of
U.iir,".T 10 people. Such an addition to
the producing and consuming power is
of great importance, but it does not
rr present all the results of irrigation
and the forest and range policies which
are impinged upon it. Leasing the
Sbe Was "Founded."
Netta was a little girl who lived In a
foundling asylum, a place where home
less children without relatives" are
A visitor who often came to the
foundling had taken a great fancy to
Netta. It was the birthday of Muriel,
the lady's little girl, and permission
was asked for Netta to take tea with
As it was Muriel's birthday Netta
wished to be very nice to her. At the
same time Netta felt she had an ad
vantage over Muriel, for it was not
every one who lived iu a foundling hos
pital. "You were born. Muriel?" she asked.
Muriel nodded and smiled.
Up went Netta's bead a little higher.
"It Is so common to be born," she said.
"I was founded:" Exchange.
A Tlllajce of Lunatics.
Laos, In Cochin China, is, according
to Dr. Lefevre, a village of out and out
fools or lunatics. A common form of
mania with them is to believe they
have a buTalo in the stomach. Hope
less cases of this delusion, or "pipop,"
as they are called, are thrown into the
water and if they save themselves are
accounted free from the possession.
A Good Memory.
"Excuse me, sir. but haven't we met
before? Your face is strangely famil
iar." "Yes, madam, our host introduced 113
to each other Just before dinner."
"Ah, I was iositive I had sesn you
somewhere! I never forget a face."
The r.rror Which tint Root to the
Cartons Idea TZiat Is I'erpetaalrd
by Palntinga, Coins anil Statues.
Sfichael Angrlo'i Masterpiece.
In one of tbe schools of the District Is
a copy of Michael Angelo's "Moses."
That small statuette was a storm cen
ter for weeks, the pupils and teachers
vying with each other in an attempt to
find an answer to the. question of one
of the small pupils who gravely que
ried the why of the incipient horns
which ornamented the head of the
rugged leader of the Israelites as he is
represented in this masterpiece of Mi
chael Angelo's, a masterpiece, by the
way, which started out to be a Jove or
some other fiction of the brain, but
-which the great sculptor finally shaped
into the likeness of Pope Julius and
For 40 years. Just as long as Moses
and his p-ople wandered in the wil
derness, this statue stood in the work-
world saw it. but it types- today the
universal conception of the great law
giver.Jiorns am? all.
Jt has Iteen.. known for centuries,
though, that the translation of Habak
kuk, which says, "And his brightness
was as light: he had horns coining out
of his head." is incorrectand the mis
take of the "intelligent compositor,"
who in his illuminated text got mixed
up on his "a's" and "e's" and made
"qaran" head "qeren," as nearly as
Hebrew can be made into cold Eng
lish. The former means "rays;" the
latter means "horns," and there you
St. Jerome iu rendering "his face
shone" in the passage in Exodus gave
it its primitive meaning and tnistrans- .
lation and lias sent down to us through
the ages "faciem esse cornatum," be
ing "his face was horned." Thus it i
seems that a mistake stereotyped in
stone remains to torment the youth '
who likes to know the why of things, j
Just why artists and sculptors keep '
on perpetuating this idea is one of the '
inscrutable things of life. But more
than anybody else perhaps artists cling ,
to tradition, and since the great mas- !
tors gave Moses horns it must be the
proper thing to do, and that is proba
bly why he wears horns in modern as
well as mediauval art.
In the Congressional library, on the
south side of the big sunflower clock, ;
is a gigantic bronze Moses by Niehaus,
and he lias horns that look not unlike
those wonderful bumps that Ben But- !
ler's big head used to wear. In the
Boston library John Sargeant, the
great painter, for a centerpiece to a
procession of the prophets paiuted
Moses with full front view -and horns
like a Texas steer, and infolding him is
a queer conventional kindof drapery
that looks like eagles wings.
In striking and pleasing contrast to
these, homed conceptions which the
ancients have imposed upon us and
which we still accept is a copy of a
splendid Moses by Plockhorst repre
senting the archangel Michael strug
gling with Satan for the dead body of
Moses, which is upborne by three little
angel. The Moses has iustead of horns
spon his grandly conceived head rays
of light which seem to mellow aud
soften the stern face of the dead law
giver. Plockhorst has painted real
child angels, too, not fat little kids
with legs and arms like prizefighters
and bodies like leer tanKS. This helio
tint, which is in the library of con
gress, is a present from the royal gal
lery in Berlin.
Nicolas Poussin painted some 20 pic
tures of Moses from a pudgy little ba
by in the bulrush basket to Moses "on
gray Bethpeor's height." some of them
with horns and some of them without.
Five of these pictures are of the baby
in the water and just out of it, and the
heads are as varied as those of CJolum
bus on the exposition postage stamps.
Some of them look like advertisements
for hair restoratives and others as
though wigs would enhance the ap
pearance of the baldheaded babies
whose painted faces look as many
years-old as the baby Moses had lived
minutes when found by Thermutis.
Another by this author has horns that
extend out from the sides of the head
like the ears of a mule and represents
Moses as striking the rock in the wil
derness. This is a very funny picture,
anyway, for the camels have heads
like horses, and the horses look like al
most anything that stands on four legs
This curious idea of a horned Moses
has not only been perpetuated by
paintings, coins and statues, but has al
so passed muster with many writers of
acknowledged fame. Orotius, for in
stance, identifies Moces with the horn
ed Mnevis of Egypt and suggests that
the phenomenon was Intended to re
mind the Israelites of the golden calf.
Spanheim, however, stigmatizes the ef
forts of art in this direction as "prepos
terous industry" and distinctly attrib
utes to Jerome a veritable belief in the
horns of Moses. Crude as is the mis
translation not one person in ten, as
the schoolteachers and pupils found
out, have any idea why it is that art
ists and sculptors still depict Moses
with horns. Washington Star.
the- husbands to be and do not count In
the family of their birth, so that when
a Chinaman Is asked, "How many chil
dren have you?" he makes no count of
the girls, although he may have ten.
The boys only he counts, and his reply
will indicate only the number of boys.
He gives his sons such names as
"Ancestral Piety." "Ancestral Knowl
edge," "Practical Industry," "Able to
Sing Out," "Second Hod of Learning."
"Excite the Clouds." Beginning of
Joy," "All Virtue Complete." The lit
tle slaves who begin life as household
drudges before they graduate lower
answer to such names as "As You
Please." "Sparrows' Crumbs." "Joy to
Serve," "Your Happiness." "Not For
Me." Kansas City Journal.
- I WERE KING OF IRELAND.
A Little Mistake In Medals.
The chief officer of a Yorkshire yeo
manry regiment while congratulating
one of the troops on its appearance
made a stirring allusion to the medals
worn by some army veterans in the
ranks. One of the men. a native of
Wharfedale. afterward went home in a
very thoughtful frame of mind, and
next morning he came on parade with
several medals on his breast.
Said the officer, "I didn't know you
had been in the regulars."
"No; 1 ain't," said the man.
"Well, how about the medals, then,
my good fellow? They can't be yours."
The man promptly answered: "Can't
they? Aye. but they be. My old coo
won 'em all at Otley show." l.'pper
aralnK the Chinese Baby.
In China girls are called instead of
Mary Ann or Marguerite "Spring
Peach," "Cloudy Moon." "Celestial
Happiness" or what may rtot be con
sidered so nice, "Come-along-a-little-brother"
or "Lead -everlasting-younger-brothers."
The latter means that a son
would have been more welcome than a
little "go away child," as they call the
girls. They belong to the family of
- Xot Available.
When at 3 o'clock one morning Mrs.
Newman was convinced that she heard
a burglar in the parlor, she cautiously
awakened her husband,
"Very well," said Mr. Newman, with
a drowsy patience born of frequent
similar alarms. "I'll get my revolver
from the drawer and go down and in
vestigate." "But, William," said his wife, with a
sudden gasping remembrance, "your
pistol isn't here, dear. I I tied it up
with ribbons for an ornament under
your father's sword today!" Youth's
Means to the End.
Goldrox So you want to marry my
daughter. What means have you to
Mr. Forchon-IIunt Oh. we'd be mar
ried in the usual way by means of a
minister. That's easy enough. Phila
The mineral resources of western Si
beria are vast. Between Tomsk and
Koo;:nesk lie 0,0w) square kilometers
(23.1t7 square miles) of coal lands
which have never been touched.
The Mayflower, after her memorable
trip across the Atlantic with the pil
grim fathers of New England, went
Into the West Indian cotton trade and
was lost in a cyclone.
lfy love's a match in beauty
For every flower that blows;
Hit little ear a lily.
Her velvet clieek a rose.
Bit lock, like Killygowi'iis,
lianir RoMen to hi-r knee;
If I t-re fcirui of lve'antl.
My ;ueen c'd suivly 1?.
llor eyes are fonJ (or-tetirctv'ts.
And no sioh snow is sev-n
Upon the heaving l.avtl:i.rn hush
As crests her 1hw!w-o jrrecn.
The thrushes, when fcl.e's talking.
Sit listening on the tree;
It 1 were kins ' In Ian. I.
My queen she'tl aurely be.
Her folk look more above for her;
I know the darling Intter:
So I've set down my love for tier
All in one secret lettir.
And here's her answer bai k to me;
My heart, my hart keep steady!
If I were kin of Ireland;
I'm kinp I'm kinir already.
Alfred Perceval Gravis in Cornhill.
A DoiiBitht In Chnrch.
The Westminster Budget says that it
was once usual for highland shepherds
to take their dogs to chiuvh and leave
them outside the pews. Two shep
herds at ennlity sat on opposite sides
of the aisle one Sunday. Soon after
the sermon began the dogs, one a collie
and the other not. seemed to enter into
their masters' quarrel. One tender of
the tlock and then the other egged on
his animal, and eaeli faithful dog obey
ed his master. The people at last ct :ui
ei their necks over the pews, and when
the dogs actually fought not a few of
the congregation were standing up.
The minister's patience was ultimate
ly exhausted, and so he called to his
"bearers" and said. "Ah, weel, my
britherin, I see ye are more interested
in the dogfight than in my sermon, and
so I'll close the buike-niid I'll bet half
a crown on the collie!"
Had It Lowered.
Sir Augustus Harris once settled the
pitch question in his own offhand fash
ion. A famous prima donna of his op
era company came to hint complaining
that the piano used for vocal rehears
als was too high ami asking that it
might be lowered.
"Certainly," replied I ruriolani!s.
with a bow. "Here, Forsyth, have a
couple of inches sawetl off the legs of
Genetns the Actor.
Some English investigator has dis
covered that actors have a patron saint
who was an actor in the days of Iio
cletian and won his place by proclaim
ing before a heathen audience hi; be
lief In Christianity. He was put to
death and for many years afterward
was considered by Christian netors
their patron saint. Ills name waa
The taxidermist makes an honoraMo
living at a skin game. Philadelphia,
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