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LIFE SIZE MODEL OF WHAT IS PROBABLY THE LARGEST WHALE EVER CAPTURED. This is the head-on view, and the whale looks something like a cross between a torpedo boat and a rubber storm shoe. PRINCE OF WHALES. A Life She Model of Him Xozc on Exhibition Here. A realistic idea of how big a big cetacean really is may now be gathered by any visitor to the Mus< urn of Natural History hi this city, where lh< splendid new model, lift- six..' and life like, of a seventy-six-foot sulphur bottom whale i.s now on < xhil ition. The mode] weighs four • thi gift to the museum of George S. Bowdt-n, one of thi trustees, and is the largest model of its kind In '.his country. Thi; whale, when alive, weighed sixty-four ions, v vis captured four years ago at Ba lena Station, off the southwest coast of New foundland, li was seventy-six feet long from tip to tip, and measured thirty-five feet around tho Bhoulders, the head measuring nineteen feet and thr fins eleven. The bo«iy contained forty tons of flesh, while the blubber weighed eight tons. The bones of the skeleton weighed eight tons. The material used In the construction of the model was v mixture of paper pulp, glue and plaster. The anatomy of the animal was care fully studied, every curve and line, every wrinkle arid depression being r< to the minutest detail. Tl.i species of whale is known as a sulphur bottom, which takes its name from the yellow ish white marking on Its belly. The deep cor rugations in the skin of th< belly also add much to Its peculiar appearance. While until recently sulphur bi " ■■■. whnl< - have not been un ommon, and hundreds have been tuki n ann ially, th< incn i nd for whalebom has led to th- esl nt of many new stations, and In thi last '■ •■■ years their numbers have decreased to an al Arming extent. Dr True, of the Natural Museum at Washington, says that whll< there Is no Im me liate dang< r of the s i- •.<'.■ • - tinct yet al lh< present rate of decn isi it i - probable that befon . ■ have passed their ap pearance will be so ran that thi apture "f an adult will I" an event worthy of menti >n. MODUS OF HAKIM; BREAD. Bavc Changed lAt tit from Prehis toric Times. •'\V> i . ■ ■ ! > ■ ■; ' V. ho V ■ • • bal.' r '■ ■ :. ! , . ■ - Jay, In . • • "Who .• i she was or pei • . . . • . more I ■ i had nev< : Kf or ivm a class In do ni< ■ ■ II- , he or il ■ .all n ake pood bn . .ever, for ■ • ■ I hi . .. ■ , ; , i.t charred to !• sure, but well preserved, have be<-n found the n f tl Of Switzi :.;.■! Perhaps the |i< • age, the lake dwellers, wen not the inventors or the flrsl bakers after all. No one knows. At any rate, the art was .:■ rnt when, 3.500 or mnr" years ago more or less Abraham hurried to his ti :;' door aa rapkllj as en ■ would permit and whispered to Sarah that guests had arrived, adding, 'Make ready quickly three mea.<urr ■:- of fine meal, knead it and mak< cakes upon the hearth.' Bread has changed little In consist ■ , rife those early times, but many carious '\'-.i es havi been Invented for bak ing it." In some parts of the world to-day one ran ■ac bread made aa the lake dwellers and Sarah probably used to make it. For Insl Zuni Indians of the Southwest In baking ■ curioua paper bread may bo following theai ancient methods, A hot fltone la used for bak ing the thin batter of finely powdered corn and water. A layer la spread upon the stone and NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, MAY 5, 1907. immediately peeled off in a sheet almost aa thin as Peter Pan's shadow, and In reality no thicker than heavy manila paper. It Is blue bread, for the Zuni likes to use blue corn on ordinary REAR VIEW OF THE BIG WHALE MODEL, SHOWING THE FLUKES OF HIS TAIL. The model is 76 feet long and measures 35 feet around the shouTder-s. occasions. <"m festal daya the bread may be pink or yellow <>r white or variegated, accord- Ing to the clor of the corn used. When fresh the white man would find it not especially un- ; SCIENTISTS AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY SETTING UP THE INTERIOR FRAMEWORK OF "HE WHALE MODEL ' palatable, but when it is a day old It becomes \ brittle and tastes much like sawdust, for it con tains no salt The Zuni bread stone is the product of a great deal of ceremony and labor. When it has been tested and found free from flaw it becomes a family heirloom. There is a certain amount of secrecy about the recipe for preparing the stone. The work Is done some distance from the vil lage by the •wrinkled old women who hold tfce secret. The process Includes the use- of a great amount of "elbow grease," pitch, with possibly some other Ingredients, frequent exposure to Cr» and smoke, and — moat Important of all the repetition of Incantations and formulas by tit old hags. Absolute silence must be maintained at one stage, A single spoken word at this juncture. It is believed, will damage Dm stone. Great care is taken to repeat the words of the incantations without omission, with the proper pronunciation and in the right order, for, jf there has been an error in these respects, vhea a fire is lighted under the stone It win crack. Great satisfaction Is felt by the worn.:. of th« household if. when looking up from the grind ing of the corn from time to time, no seam ti seen forming across the smooth surface of the jet black stone. The Australian caught in the deaths of the primeval wilderness makes what he < alls "damper." It is the product of necessity, f Or he is many miles from civilization when "damper" will satisfy him. A slab <.f bark stripped from a neighboring tree sei - as a kneading trough for the mixing of the handful of precious flour and water. Tho traveller, weary from his long journey, kneels beside the improvised dish an 1 forms his cake amid th» emphatic silence of nature, disturbed at night only by the howl of the dingo, or by day by the screech of the parrot or cockatoo or mi red hopping of the kangaroo. When the cake is fashioned lie rakes out the glowing- coals from the lire of fragrant myall, or eucalyptus, and lays it on the bed provided. Then he carefully covers it over with coals, keeping the ashes off. The baker of Zanzibar is a dexterous man. In his little six-fool bakery he must be nimble hi order to keep his elbows out of the ribs of the passing pedestrians. His oven ia of earth, shaped exactly like the copper washing kettle of the English kitchen. At the bottom is a let of burning wood. Around the top inside is a smooth, concave surface. Deftly the baker ma nipulates the dough, singing a monotonous son? the while. Having fashioned a dish of dough about eight Inches across and a sixteenth cf an inch thick, he throws it upon the concave sur face and begins another. Blistering and bub bling, the wafer is done in the twinkling of an eye. With agility the baker evades the project ing forms in the passing throng, while keeping the circle of unbaked arid baked disks l- ing to and from the odd stove with the precision of 2 Juggler throwing balls. A swinging log over a vessel containing hot coals serves the bakers of Tiflis. In Persia the oven is a barrel-like structure, set up in the ground and heated from within. The sheets at dough, which are about a foot wide and two feet long, having been reduced to the thickness of sole leather, are slapped on the outside. The sturdy Boer housewife does not believe In fresh bread, for it means much labor and frequent bakings. It is made every ten days, and is apt to be the most solid kind of brcai, for the flour is lightened as little as possible, la order to make the bread keep well. Her ovenla Of baked earth standing in the back yard con veniently near the back door. The loaves are of prodigious size, in some cases as large 23 cart wheels. The baking usually occupies an entire day. According to some travellers, the liocr housewife on this day usually creates the iro pression that there is rc»im only for her in the kitchen, for the labor "gi Is on her nerves." OBEYED INSTRUCTIONS. Man of the — Verena. I told you hi .ail me at 7 o'clock sharp this morning. Domestic— l called ye as sharp as I could, 3orr, but I couldn't wake ye. — Chicago Tribune.