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Aboard Rapid Express Train. MAILBAGS RIPPED OPEN Perpetrator Prompted to Deed by Desire to Own Menagerie. RULES FOR TRAFFIC OF AIR Regulations Under Ministerial De cree Applied in French Cities. Radium Palace in Prospect. >??!?< ign I'orroptiwlenf f The Slar. PARIS. August ?\. 1IU2. Kiglit month? of inquiry intr> the sen sational robbery of the Indian mail train between fails and Dijon the night of ^November !?? last lias proved that the extraordinary feat, which, it was sup posed. only a thoroughly organized band could accomplish, was committed by a raving maniac, single-handed. The express, which left the Gar? de Lyon In Paris at 8:.'S5 p.m., constated almost exclusively of mail vans. Three of them were broken Into while the train was going at a speed of sixty or eighty miles ?n hour. About 1?<0 mail bags were rlp jied open, bonds and scrip of various descriptions were stolen and a certain amount of cash disappeared. Suspicion feu on a former postal cm ?ploy* named Bazenrourt. who was traced to Belgium, and who was ar rested as he was trying to negotiate some of the scrip, on which he had made clumsy erasures ami changes. He was extradited, and in the course of the ex amination it was learned that he had keen dls.-hargcd by the postal authorities on account of his eccentricities. Suspected of Insanity. There was a suspicion that he wa-s not entirely sane. The magistrate asked him his reason for robbing the mails. Bazcn t-ourt. who had fully admitted having committed the deed quite alone, was proud of his achievement, and complained that he was not allowed to carry out his scheme to the end. which was to buy a menagerie, to become famous as a tamer of wild animals, make a fortune and re imburse those whom he had robbed. ?What made you think of this?' asked the magistrate. 1 had been at a fair last vear." re plied the prisoner, "and went to a me nagerie. 1 saw that I had a wonderful pow-er over wild beasts. Tliev could not withstand my gaze There is vour for tune, I said to myself, and I made i.p my mind to secure enough money lo go to Hamburg to buy a mena<eri.?. once I was rich I could easily have re the money. Nothing more cotilu he obtained from the prisoner. Exam ined by medical experts, he was deciai^d insane, and sent to an asylum. Governs Traffic in Air. The prefect of police has signed t.n c-rder fixing the conditions In which the ministerial decree of 1011 concerning the traffic of the air is to be applied. The text Is as follows: Article 1. Pilots of aeroplanes are for bidden to land within the limits of the city of Paris. They are also forbidden to land in the communes of the depart ment of the Seine at less than 300 meters from the nearest buildings, except in the case of aerodromes by the adminis tration, and at certain fixed hours. Flying machines are lor bldden to fly over Paris and the com munes of the department of the Seine, except at a height which will enable them, should their motor stop, to de wend by a volplane and come to the ground outside the city. In the case of a descent within prohibited areas the pilot must not depart without obtaining official authorization. Article .1 enumerates the officials who pre charged with the duty of enforcing these regulations, each in his own prov ince. The new regulation is timely. I have t-cen aeroplanes flying over the crowded boulevards, and wondered how manv hundred people would be killed if the machine came down. "Palace" to Cost $80,000. The radium "palace." which is to be built in Paris for the use of Mme. Curie and the Pasteur Institute, will, it is said, ? ?>st $80,000. Probably all the radium it will contain when finished could be ac commodated in a thimble, though neces sitating an expenditure greater than the ? oat of the "palace." The elaborate pre cautions against burglary which are to be taken scarcely seem necessary; no burglar would waste his time stealing a few grains of dirty-looking salt, which could be disposed of in no channel ?-ould use. But the leaden walls of the safe In which the radium is to be kept are all essential, for lead offers the most effective resistance to the passage of the potent rays which night and day radium shoots out In every direction. And, curi- ! ously enough, lead appears to be the final product resulting from the successive transformations the wonder element un dergoes. The friends of a nobleman well known in literary and social circles noticed that the envelopes which contained the notice of his brother's death bore not one cent, but one dollar etamps. Ijuer they ven tured to ask him the reason. The noble man replied that his artistic sense had l.een outraged by the lack of harmony between the crude colors of the one-cent stamp and the black edging of the en velope. Only the delicate purple of the one-dollar stamp, he found, was suited to the sad circumstances. Birds Scared by Aeroplanes. The minister of agriculture has received, in connection with the opening of the shooting season, a report from a forester which throws a curious light on the in stinct of quails and partridges. For sev eral years there had been In the district Of the minister'* correspondent continual < omplalnts about the increasing rarity of jtame The forester Instituted an lnqulrv and established the fact that game de creased wherever aerodromes were estab lished This year, however, there is no ground for complaint. Partridges and quail are as plentiful as ever The Inference drawn bv the forester la t at the birds, when unaccustomed to aeroplanes, took them to be some strange w.nged beasts of prey, and prudentlv de < amped from their vicinity. Reassured now as to the harmlessness of these new denizens of the air. they have returned tw their old haunts. CROWN PRINCE IN TEARS. Germany's Future Ruler Affected by Organ Grinder's Tale. Foreign Correspondence of The St?r. 1MNZIO, August 20, 1912. As the crown prince was arriving al tie l>anz'g railway station recently ar old organ-grinder with hln organ tried t< force #i way through th? crowd. Th? police turmd him hack, but he' persisted cr\ing. "I wish to see the crown prince.' The prince hearing trie ?!d man's cry walked up, saying. "Here I am. What de y*?u want?" "Ah, your royal highness." said th? <>1d man, with tears In hia eyes. "I fought in three campaigns with your great grandfather, I fought with the Crwwn Prince Krlta (afterward the Kmperot Frederick? at Konlggrats and Worth. 1 have se*n the kaiser, your father. Now 1 wish t>> see our future kaiser, and then ) e^u close my eyes In happiness." Th? crown prince and his party wer? nioved to tears. Krssn Wrs? wito left llagersiown, Md,, s' d< <-r. ha- i<?<n hesrd from tn Plsnker ten f '? Wer-i left behind a bride of |....? ??? * n s. MAY LEAD IN AIR Germany Likely to Challenge Supremacy of, France. NOTE OF ALARM NOTICED Sounded From Time to Time in Cer tain Pari* Papers. MEDAL FOR HER HEROISM Woman Fools Germans in 1870 and Is Now Rewarded?Xing and President to Meet. BY GEORGE DUFRESNE. SpeHvI Cnl'lf-gram to Toe Star. PARIS, September 1!.?There Is a feeling abroad tbat Germany Intends to chal lenge France's supremacy of the air. A note of alarm Is from time to time sound ed In certain papers. It is pointed out that Germany now possesses 244 aero planes. while, according to official infor mation, France has no more than 200. Germany ha* a corps of 301 certificated pilots. This number Is not disputed, but the question is asked: "How many of these officers can fly?" In less than six months more than 40.000 miles have been flown by 250 French military officers. "How many miles have been flown by German officers during the corresponding period?" asks T*a Vie au Grand Air. This journal considers that the experi ments in Germany with aeroplanes which drop engines of destruction have not been conclusive. As to airships, the G? man vessels may be superior to Frenc i. This much is conceded, but. say the French critics, it is necessary to take accidents and the wind into account. They do not believe that any Zeppelin airships would have dared to go out at Anjou on the day when Garros flew over :?*? miles in a tempest. For the rest French aviation experts consider that there Is not the slightest need for alarm, since as yet there have been no flying exploits in Germany to command the se rious attention of French pilots. The idea of making up for the numer ical inferiority of the annual French conscription contingent for the arm\, as compared with that of Germany, by draft ing a corps of black troops drawn from French West Africa into the continental forces has long been broached. It will not meet with acceptance yet a while. But every now and then the campaign In favor of the scheme is pushed a step forward. Thus the Governor of French West Africa, having been asked -by the war office for 5,000 black troops for Mo rocco, cabled within forty-eight hours undertaking to supply the required con tingent in six months' time. On the oth tr hand, a permanent force of native troops is being organized in the colony, whence reinforcements can be drawn when wanted. Today the Matin takes these arrangements as a text to argue in favor of the regular employment of black troops. By the New Year France will have 15,000 men of the latter under arms. By 1914 the force will fall little short of 20,000. That la the strength of an army corps, and "France will thus possess twentv-one instead of twenty army corps." This 21st Army Corps, if em ploved in time of war, must necessarily be employed on the European continent. Any scheme for drafting it Into Algeria, to enable the FYench troops stationed there to be available elsewhere, would arouse the Arab population to revolt. Will European opinion ever stomach the employment of black troops in European warfare? Perhaps. If pressed by superior numbers. France would override Euro pean opinion. New Theory of Rousseau's Death. More than a month ago there was cele brated in Paris, not without several lively Incidents, the bicentenary of Rousseau's birth. Now comes Dr. Raspail with a new theory of his death, which has made some good republicans very angry. One does not quite see why. Rousseau, as will be remembered, died at Ermenonville, in a cottage granted him by a rich admirer, M. de Girardin. There was some talk of suicide, but it was* generally agreed tha^ Rousseau suc cumbed to a stroke of apoplexy. Dr. Raspail. after a careful examination of the death-mask taken by Houdon, states it as his belief that Rousseau was mur dered. He finds three distinct wounds, one slight, .at the comer of the right eye: a second, a little deeper on the left cheek, near the nostril, and a third on the forehead, which crushed the skull. Shis last wound, in the opinion of Dr. aspail. was sufficient to cause death. These injuries he holds to have been Caused by a blunt instrument, so the hypothesis of suicide is Impossible. Rous seau, then, was murdered, but by whom? By Therese Levasseur. is the answer of Dr. Raspail. That woman, it will be remembered, was the mistress and later, it is supposed, the wife of Rousseau. She was with him at Ermenonville when he died, and it is said that he had for some time before suspected her of too great fetidness for one of M. Girardin's grooms. One of the striking features of the renaissance of Roman Catholic activity in France is the creation of "La Semalne Sociale"?that is. the setting apart of one week each vear for a sort of social parlia ment in which pressing problems affect ing the welfare of the people are dis cussed by eminent persons and practical measures adopted for their solution. In fact, the mainspring oPthe movement is deeds as well as words. The Semalne Sociale Just concluded at Limoges has b^en, I am told, an Immense success, the main subjects being cheap and whole some dwellings for the peopl*. and the adoption of the Saturday half-holiday imimiintiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiMiiii?iiiiiiiuiniiiiiHiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii?H?HiiiMiiiiiiiiii*iiiii?ii*ii?i?iiiii?iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiii?iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiwww??w?miiiiiiiiiiiiiwwpwwmtt September Home Needs Sale. A sale that is the climax of months of preparation?of Furniture, Rugs, Curtains, Pictures, Beds, Bedding, Sil verware, Chinaware, Glass ware and Housefurnishings. All new?and all at prices that will bear comparison with any elsewhere in the United States. This announcement is explanatory. 1 Honest Goods Homestly Advertised. ? Closed This Afternoon=Labor Day 3>: ?Particularly Applicable to Furniture. Honest?is an elastic word. A statement may be made with honesty of purpose, but really be misleading. Take the average Furniture Store estimate of values and its fabulous reductions In prices?then compare similar goods with those at the Palais Royal, for which no such values and reductions are claimed. Compare?and you'll find Palais Royal prices very considerably the lowest for goods of equal merit. Then there's this important fact?there's nothing trashy here. Such goods are deemed dear at any price, and, therefore, never liere. & Another Point Worthy of Your Investigation. ________? While the thousands of pieces of furniture here were se- Q lectcd to meet the requirements of heads of homes whose in- V comes arc from $1,000 to $4,000 per annum, the de luxe furni- * ture is also here, at prices so very much less than prevailing at ^ the establishments devoted exclusively to fine Furniture, that many dollars can be saved in the purchase of a single piece. Tomorrow=Open Until 6 O'Cflock. J* .?f, JIU' VJ ? ?.* W W U' W W W W UW WW WW W W W WW WU W W W W -> W WW w w w W W W WW W '? ? H $100,000 Worth New Funraature I ?Awaits Inspection, With No Obligation to Purchase. x Furniture has to be bought and sold?with faith. The me**- x chant has to have implicit confidence in the makers?and you ?c have to have every faith in your merchant. The Greater Palais U Royal Furniture therefore comes only from the best sources of jc supply?makers who are not only willing to guarantee every 5c piece they sell to us, but promise to make good any that fail to give full satisfaction in style, finish and durability. Thus sup ported the Palais Royal patrons can make selections with every confidence, while being assured that prices are the least possible. Vi* Aytymnin Holidavs Over. The Palais Royal is closed this afternoon, but tomorrow and until further notice the hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays included. Tb series of ' important special sales will be duly announce J in the newspapers and will be worthy of your careful peru sal. I Scarfs, Shams, Centerpieces, tl Hand-Fmbroidered and Hand-Drawn. Worth to $.V5a ** Daintily J land-embroidered and Beautifully Hand-drawn Scarfs. 18x54 inches; also 30X30-inch Centerpieces. Pillow Sham-, etc. Onlv $1.00 for choice of over 200 different pattern*?all sam ples of the new designs for the season of 1^13. Remember that these are passing bargains?at $1.00 for choice?and that such values will not be duplicated until this time next year. vric.f Lunch Cloths, $2.98 Lunch Cloths, $ 11.98 Tomorrow?Am Exhibitiomi Day ?A Day for "Looking," Here and Elsewhere. *;? X :;[? s]'t if nS if 'if i V i if $ Just an Example?the Bedroom Suites. The Suites at $156.00 instead of $225.00 comprise Superb ; Mahogany Dresser, Chiffonier and Toilet Table to match. The ; Suites at $150.00, worth $215.00, are of circassian walnut, rich : colonial effects. The Suites at $145.00. of mahogany, are only : a little less imposing than those at $156.00. The Suites at I $124.00, or circassian walnut, are extra good value at $185.00! The "Leader"' of 1912?the Suites at $98.00. Mahogany and Quartered Oak Suites?Colonial Dresser, i Chiffonier and Dressing Table?facsimiles of the masterpieces & | of old, made expressly to our order. Note?both the makers f? ; and the Palais Royal are being content with a nominal profit. & A www w w www WW wwwwwwwwww W WW WW WW W WW W WW WWW WW W WW WW WW W W W W W 'c The Palais Royal Glob Plant ?A Club of Members Able and Honest. I Such a club makes possible lowest cost prices linked with terms to suit the convenience of club members. Be able and will ing to keep a promise?and you are eligible to join the Palais Roval Club. Values can only be learned by comparison?and a guarantee binding the dealer as to the future as well as the present. Let tomorrow be a day of investigation?of hypercritical inspection. Awaiting your verdict with every confidence, the Palais Royal September Sale of 1912 is herewith announced. Note that the store will be open until 6 o'clock tomorrow? 3? and that both husband and wife are particularly requested to at tend the exhibition associated with the first (lav of the sale. Values up to $8.00. Come early tomorrow?and be posi tively assured an art piece worth $8.00. Choice offered of both ex quisitely Hand-embroidered and Hand-run T-unch Cloths, Mx.VI inches.' 18-ioch Pieces. . 39c Values up to $1.00. Hand-embroidered. Hand-d r a w n Work and Handmade Renaissance I.ace Center Pieces?samples In newly beautiful designs. ValuesupU^$?jOO. They measure 4.*>x*.'> inches?a little smaller than the cloths at K.W for choice, but equally beautiful speci mens of handmade lace, hand em broidery and hand-drawn work. 9-inch Doilies.. 10c Values up to 25c. Pure I,inen Centers, with edges of handmade princess lace braids. Hurry?many will buy them by the doien. " " " ?? " " " " " " ' " Jl ? V r<%? ?,v? i^?? WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW'^'WWWWWWWt^WV^WWWWWWWWWWW'-^WWWW'.JU. >%w'Aw<(^r^firASrA^f'A^,'A^'A^A^?wir<8r?%^?%^r.rAvA%'irirA,'o"A,'ASi,'Aw?kH'A*'?*'A*vrA,,'?%'?rrt*^? jj: & '#r K aid $l All New' Patterns. W orth to $10.00. W orth to $4.00. *4 (QiK Twenty patterns of the Curtains to be offered at $4.95 pair?worth $7 to JIO?are dis played in one of the great windows on G street. Many others on Fourth Floor?among which are Irish point, Renaissance I^ace. Cluny, etc. 3 to 3% yards In length. $ 1 OS *n t',ls 'ot Hrp Renais sance, Cluny, Scotch l^ace and Novelty Net Curtains, in white and Arabian. 2% and 3 yards Ion*. Not a pair worth Ws than and not a few are $4 value. At $1 .!?.*? a pair for choice these I.ace Curtain* ?new patterns?are the year's best bargains. to $ 14 Worth $3-50 to $25. 95c Real Scotch Lace Curtains, 95c it Annual sale of samples of Art Needlework?Handmade !;| Genuine Scotch Lace Curtains wear best. The new pat terns included in this lot are unusually attractive, being copies of the very much more expensive handmade lace. The standard price for the 1912-1913 season will not be less than $2.00 pair. 100 pairs to be distributed at 95c pair. JZ Renaissance Lace and Hand-drawn Work Lunch Cloths, 45. 54 and 72 inches. Note that these are the samples sent to the whole sale houses from Europe?and that each was selected with un usual care for that reason. Note, too, that all are the new de signs for the season of 1913. Positively worth $3.50 to $25.00? at only $1.00 to $14.98. See samples in G street window. :<*: The Palais Royal m A. LISNER. Hours, 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. G Street. for French workmen. These two items will be social propaganda until the Semaine Sociale at Versailles next year, when progress will be reported. Woman Presented Medal. The medal of 1870 has Just been pre sented to a woman who is known as the heroine of Reichshoffen. It is a moving story in which Mme. Voullemier was the heroine. When she was Mile. Zimmer mann she was appointed postmistress of Reichshoffen. After the battle which took place there nearly all the inhabi tants fled, but Mile. Zimmermann remain ed at her post, and at great peril saved important letters and money fhich were destined for the 1st Army Corps. On the evening of the battle a German officer entered the post office with the intention of seizing all the letters and money. By way of frightening the post mistress he placed a revolver on the counter. But Mile. Zimmermann was not in the least dismayed. She told the of ficer that she had no letter or money in her possession. The German soldiers searched the house, and even turned over the beds. They found nothing, though the letters they sought were within their reach. Mile. Zimmermann had sewed them in the bed covers. A short time afterward the postmis tress remitted the money and letters to the French officer, Oapt. Voullemier of Marshal McMahon's staff, whom she later married. When she was no longer required as postmistress, Mile. Zimmer mann joined her mother in assisting the nuns of Relchshofren to nurse the wound ed French soldiers. Mother and daugh ter would not remain in Alsace when the armistice was declared. They preferred French citizenship. Mile. Zimmermann married Capt. Voullemier on his release from captivity. This officer, who had served through several campaigns, be came blind and his wife, in order to look after him, became a nurse. Mme. Voulle mier has certainly earned the green and black ribbon which now adorns h?r breast. Nothing Official in Visit. It is stated today that the coming meeting between King Alfonso and M.. Fallieres will hot have an official char acter, and will take place, not in Paris, but probably at Bordeaux or Biarritz. The president will return the king's visit at San Sebastian. M. Poincare will alsq go to San Sebastian. At any rate, a tele gram from there published by the Jour nal today says that the visit has been decided in principle. There is talk of a treaty being signed at San Sebastian?a treaty which, we are told, will mark a new epoch for the in ternational policy of Spain, in that it will strengthen th'e bonds of natural interests which unite the peninsula with France and England, and also with Russia. An article in the Voz de Guipuzzoa suggests that if Spain wishes to be respected she must join the group which lias now come to be described as the "triple entente." The writer hints that the "quadruple un derstanding" will he effected on the oc casion of King Alfonso s next visit to Paris. Apropos of King Alfonso, it is no se cret here in Paris that he is heartily tired of being a kins, but personally he is strongly convinced that a republic is the only just form of government and that he is more than ready to welcome the day when Spain follows the example of her smaller neighbor. Portugal, and proclaims herself a republic. If this hap pens, there is little doubt that Alfonso will establish himself permanently in this city, which he passionately loves. Un fortunately, the young kings opinions are by no means shared by Queen Vic toria, who loves to bask in the glamour that surrounds a throne and who is now one of the greatest sticklers for the strict Spanish court etiquette which she so strongly objected to when she first went to Spain. UPPER DANUBE SAID TO BE LOSING VOLUME Industries AJong the River Are Declared to Have Suffered Heavily. Foreign Corrpspnn<lrn<*e of The Sfar. BERLIN, August 20. 1?12. After ten years of close observation the river authorities of southern Germany have come to the conclusion that the up per I?anube is losing volume from year to year, and that the change is such that it will be a matter of only a few decades before several industries on the stretch of river above I*lm are. completely ruin ed in consequence. It is said that al ready the loss during: the last few years is equal to several hundred thousand dollars. Near Sigmarlngen is a water mill erected in 1817, when it was in constant use and received constant power from the stream. Owing to the fall in the stream it is now able to work only in autumn and winter, and in dry summers it can be used less than half the days of the year. Thus in the years with dry summers?ISO.'!, 1007 and 1011?it was working only 17r>, 1+2 and 172 days in the whole year. Similarly the Danube stream, which was at one time seventy live feet broad and from five to eight feet deep at Immendingen, and at Sig maringen was even navigable in the six teenth century, is now very frequently represented by a dry river bed. Secret of the Trouble. The secret of this disappearance, which can have little effect on the lower Dan ube, owing to the constancy of the larger tributaries, lies in a phenomenon In phys ical geography which can best be ex plained by saying that one river is rob bing another. European and even Amer ican geographers and geologists are fond of quoting the question of the Meuse valley, and English geologists have the classic example on the east coast of York shire of an Inland river gradually eating away the supply of the coastal streams, but here in southern Germany the com batant rivers are rather more famous, for geographers and geologists are quite con vinced that the Danube Is being robbed by the Rhine, so that much water that in earlier times would have passed through the iron gates of the Black sea now re flects the castles of the Rhine, and finally enters the North sea. The sources of the Brigaeh and the Brege, which join at Denaveschlngen, and there, on the addition of the so-called "Danube source," are called the Danube, are losing every year through the per colation of the rain supply through the soft limestone of the so-called German Jura mountains. Similar freaks of lime stone hydraulics explain the famous fountain of V&uchise in France and Mal ham Cove in England, but in these cases the water comes out of the earth within a short distance of Its entry, and the di vergence from its original path is not great. In the case of the Danube, however, it is very different, and the official statis tics give a loss in volume at from 2.000 to 6.000 litres per second during the last twelve years. Apparently what is one man's gain is another man's loss, and consequently there is some dispute be tween Baden and Wurttemburg as to what shall be done. AN ALABASTER SPHINX. Recent Discovery in Egypt?Bed stead and Linen 6,000 Years Old. From the Tx>ndon SUndard. Another sphinx, weighing ninety tons, and carved from a single block of ala baster, has been unearthed at a point between the world-famed Colossi on the waterlogged plains of Memphis In Egypt. For hundreds of years it has lain in a recumbent position buried beneath the sands on the road to Sakkareh. Today it is half exposed to view, and next year it is to be raised to a vertical position above the water line. This newly found sphinx was betrayed in its hiding place by its tail, which Mr. Mackay. one of the students of the Brit ish school in Egypt, discovered about a year ago. This year, when the water on the plain subsided, the complete figure was excavated and was found to measure some fourteen feet high and twenty-six feet in length. Alabaster being a rock foreign to the neighborhood, the new sphinx ranks as the largest tnat has ever been transported. The figure bears no inscription, but is considered by Prof. Flinders Petrie, the director of the Brit ish school In Egypt, to have been carved about 1300 B. C. Many other remarkable discoveries, tak ing the mind back as far as .Vioo B. C., and lifting the veil of centuries from Egypt's romantic story, have also been made by the same school, and with the exception of a red granite group of Ra meses.II, and the god Ptah. which will be sent direct to the Carlsberg museum at Copenhagen, and a few other details are now on exhibition at University Col lege. (lower street. They include many objects quite new to Egyptologists. Among these are coffins made of basket work, reeds or withes: sandal trays, an ax handle in which the grip is composed of delicately knotted string: a pot of tin burnt incc-.ise for a tire offering of 4000 B. and numerous pieces of timber showing by their formation the principles of building construction that were in vogue nearly tt.000 years B. C. Most of the relics come from Tarkhan. an ex tensive cemetery about thirty-five miles south of Cairo, which dates from tli* earliest historic age down to the pyramid period. The site Is the most northerly upon which Prof. Petrie has conducted excava tions, and the results have been must gratifying. In spite of the great an tiquity of the graves, the objects found are in a remarkable state of preservation. There are bedsteads with hooflike feet, which, although nearly 6,000 years old. look capable of sustaining a fair weight today, and long rolls of soft linen cloth, also 0.000 years old. but as tough and pliable as any modern texture straight from the loom. One of the withy hampers now in the Cairo museum, although of the same age, had the small leaf buds of the withes still showing when It was found. Some of the bedsteads even retain the rush webbing and plaited palm fiber. The graves of the early Egyptians wer# always well provided with such net rs saries as were thought essential for the spirit of the departed when it again ma terialized. Consequently the relics from Tarkhan include head rests (some of them carted out of trees trained specially into peculiar shapes), sandals, large jars of food and various vessels of gypsum and semi-transparent alabaster. Some of the vases bear the name of Mena, the earliest known Egyptian king. They are considered by some experts to be a tribute corresponding to the modern floral wreath. Bid She! T From Jndf<>. "Do you know anything al>out hypno tism?" asked the fluffy-haired girl of her friend in the pink linen gown. "Well." replied the pink-linen one, as she held up her left hand to display a sparkling: solitaire to better advantage, "'you can judge for yourself." DON'T PICK ME OUT TO ASK? < By Ripley SCORE. boa ?. THE BUSIEST MAN IN TOWN ? HAS SO MUCH SPARE TIME.