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STAUNTON, VA., FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1901. f| NO. 25 g s ABOUT THE FAMOUS ARK OF NOAH Details of Its Construction and Its In mates The following very interesting arti cle appeared in a recent issue of the London Times: Sir—Many readers of the Times, would, I believe, be interested iv a fresh witness to the Chaldaean tradi tion of the deluge. The best-kuown acount of this tradition is contained in the lat_ George Smith's "Chaldaean Gensis." There was given tbe first connected account of the Assyrian ver sion of the old Babylonian myths con cerning the flood. This version had been drawn up tor the library of Ashur banipal, the last great King of Assyria, and had been brought by Sir Henry Lavard from the ruins of Nineveh. A more complete edition, consisting of all the fragments of the story, preserv ed ia the British Museum, has been published by Professor Haupt. Unfortunately, the lines which once recorded the dimensions of the Ark are defective, and, though Professor Haupt considers it probable that the length was 600 cubits, while the breadth and height were both 120 cubits, we have no certainty about the length- By assuming that the measure named in the text really denotes a half cubit, as was once held by Professor Oppert, the conjectured length would agree with the 300 cubits of the Biblical narrative. Now, one of the tablets, probably also once in King Ashurbanipal's libra ry at Nineveh, appears to give a dif ferent estimate of the dimensions of Noah's ark. It is catalogued as a "list of animals of certain measure ments, etc,," and was recently copied by me for my "Assyrian Deeds aud Documents," where the cuneiform text will appear as No. 777. A closer exam ination of the contents has made me think they deserve to be more widely known. There is no distinct statement on the tablet that the measurements refer to the Ark, but I fail to see with what else the figures given could be concern ed. The first three lines read simply "•'.90 cubits long, 1.50 cubits broad, 000 cubits high." The whole tablet is written in the ideographic style, and some of the ideograms used are not to be found in published "lists of signs and ideograms." But these lines em ploy only such signs as are well known from their use in the historical inscrip tions, and I assign to them the mean ings which they always have in suet texts as concern the dimensions of buildings. But this would be a very large build ing indeed. The great Temple of Mer dach at Babylon, by many identified with the Tower of Babel, was only ISO cubits high. If we consider these di. mensions as those of a tower, it must have been nearly 1,000 feet high. Such a height could only be that of a mountain- Then it would be difficult to account for the presence of the animals recorded below. There were no animals kept in the Tower of Babel so far as we are told. The animals whose names can be recognized are not such as we have any reason to suppose were kept by the Kings of Nineveh in a menagerie or zoological gardens. The mythical character of the build ing seems evident. The next two lines give other dimensions, in precisely similar terms to those used in describ ing the terraces, or platforms, on which the kings erected their palaces. Interpreting the signs in the same way as is always done in such cases, the substructure of this strange building was 410 cubits acrpss and 788 cubits along its side. There is no suggestion of a height. Now the jN inevite version of the Chal daean tradition, above referred to, con templates the Ark as a "house" on a "boat" or raft. It may be questioned whether iv these texts, "height" neces sarily means "vertical height." If not, we may suppose of a boat 788 cubits in length over all and 410 cubits in breadth amidships, carrying a box shaped house GOO cubits high above the deck. It is possible that the roof slop ed from a central ridge. Also the di mensioiiS given may be those of a rec tangular raft. In either case there would be a free space, ten cubits wide along the sides, and sixty-four cubits wide at the ends, to serve as a "deck promenade." If we prefer to take 060 cubits as the height, part of this may have been submerged ; but in any case we should have a curious shape for an ark, though not quite admissible for an imaginary temple tower. The animals named, so far as 1 am able to recognize their ideographic de scriptions, are dromedaries, camels, horses, mules, asses, both male and te 'inale of each species, forming one group; then oxen and cows of various sorts, sheep, goats, antelopes and ga zelles, bares, with their young ones, aud of both sexes, forming a second group. The first group seem to be the animals, man's helpers and servants, the second group are possibly those clean animals used for food. It may be noted that the antelope or gazelle is frequently depicted as associated with Ishtar or Venus, who plays such a prominent part of the tradition of the flood. No numbers are given, in marked contrast to the biblical narrative, but there were evidently pairs in the first group, and it would not be difficult to make out seven for the bovine race aud sheep. In the many herd lists of Ninevite kiigs, the numbers of each sort are, of course, always given. Hence we can scarcely think of tbe animals iv a farm yard. Then follow a list of birds, most of which are not yet to be identified with any certainty, though nearly all the ideograms occur also in the lists of of ferings made to the gods. Such birds were in all probability used for food. The list ends "with tbe dove, the swal low, tbe raven." Now, in theNinevite version of the story, Noah sent forth when the waters began to abate, first the dove, then the swallow, then the raven. The order is the same. Toe raven would hardly be kept in any do mestic establishment; few of the other creatures, except, perhaps, antelopes would be kept in a menagerie. The extraordinary dimensions of tbe building, the siugular selection of ani mals, as remarkable for its omissions as for its contents, seem suited to no other explanation than that we have here a summary estimate of the size and content* of Noah's ark. I may add that the shape of the ta blet is unusual, one side being flat, the other convex. The contour is a long oval, like that of a pressed fig. The writing reads the same way on both sides, contrary to the usual custom of the scribes who "turned over" from top to bottom, not from left to right as we do, and as iv the case of this tablet. The text is a sort of palimpsest, in that several lines are written upon partly erased characters. The ideographic style seems to indicate that this was an extract or abstract from a larger and probably older wor_. Yours faithfully 7, C. H. \V. Johns. Queen's College, Cambridge, April 5. From Clifton Forge Mrs. G. W. Hippert, of Waynesboro, Va , is a guest at the home of Mr. R. E. Hippert near the Bagby Hotel. Judge Chalkley, of Staunton, held the Bath term of the County Court on Tuesday last, for Judge Anderson. Miss Maggie Fallon, of Staunton, is here with friends this week. Miss Maggie was for several sessious a pop ular teacher in our public school. Miss Mamie F. Thomas, daughter of Mr. aud Mrs. J. F. Thomas, died on Tuesday morning, June 11,1901, at the residence of her parents on Keswick street. She was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, and was 21 years of age. This is the third time death has invaded this family circle in less than fifteen months, and the whole community deeply sympathizes with the bereaved friends. The M. E. Church, South, was the scene of a beautiful June wedding on Tuesday night last, when Mr. Jas. 11. Fleshman, of Frankford, W. Va., led to the altar Miss Edna May Carter, one of our most popular young ladies. Promptly at 8:15 the bridal party en teied the church in the following order to the sweet strains of the Wedding March rendered by Miss Edythe Hay nes: Messrs. W. E. Trout and E. G. Roberts, A. L. Spence and W. C. C. Vanneman, ushers, the bridesmaids, Misses Nettie Hughes and Hallie Ware and Messrs. Darwin Bashaw and Thos. S. Wright, groomsmen, fol lowed by the bride and groom. The ceremony being performed by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Stanton— Review. CASTOniA. Beam the ™ B Kind You Havß Always Bought Methodist Sunday School Convention. Preparations for holding at Trinity Methodist church, of Lexington, the thirty-fourth annual session of tbe Sunday school Convention of the Bal timore Conference, Methodist Episco pal Church, South, are now being com pleted. The convention will be open ed Monday nigbt, July 8, by Rev. J. J. Ringer, of New Market, Va., who will preach the annual sermon. Professor H. M. Haniill, field secre tary of the International Sunday school Association, will spend two days at the convention, and Miss Robertson, of Washington, D. C. will give ad dresses on primary and junior work. James W. Marshall, of Craig City, Va , ex-Congressman from Virginia, will make an address on the Sunday school and good citizenship. A trip is being arranged from Lexington to the Natural Bridge, fourteen miles dis tant. Six Million Boxes a Year. In 1895, none; in 1900, 6,000,000 boxes; that's Cascarets Candy Ca thartic's jump into popularity. The people have cast their verdict. Best medicine for the bowels in the world. All druggists, 10c. Reflections of a Bachelor. There are three things that can al ways get the best of a woman—politics, pickles, and punctuation. Every man knows how to stare at a woman he doesn't know so she won't have the heart to act indignant at him. A woman will forgive a man for breaking her heart, but when he once compelled her to change her mind she will hate him forever. If the average woman stood as much from her husband as she does from her hired girl, all the world ash heaps' would sprout Marshal Ney roses. The Bill All Right. "My dear sir, it strikes me that this is a pretty round bill." "Yes, 1 have sent around often enough to make it appear so, and now 1 hope to get it squared."—Baltimore Jewish Comment. National Convention, Epworth League, Sin Francisco, Cal., July 18 and-1, 1901. Account of above the Southern It _1 way will sell tickets to San Francisco, Cal., at greatly reduced rates; tickets to be sold July sthtol2tb, inclusive; final limit August 31st, 1001. Call on Southern Railway AgenlH foi detailed information. may 24 4t THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION. What a Staunton Man Writes About It. les and Incidents—Warm Weather ias the Crowds—Virginia Boys in ip. Etc., Etc. Talo, N. V., June 15 —Now that arm seacon has really set in,sight ire rapidly coming into the city joy the sights and at the same to part company with their elu ollars. The stranger in Buffalo nd plenty of ways for enjoyment, at is necessary is plenty of cold hard dollars or a fat roll of greasy bills Ie are not particular if the bills sp or greasy) and presto ! there c. The story has gone abroad iviug is expensive in Buffalo at sent time, but the statement is ous, as good accommodations and plenty of them can be had at very reasonable prices. .. The ___etsJrom tbe. Virginia Poly technic Institute are now sojourning here, but will leave in a few days for home. The climate of Buffalo struck them hard, as they shivered and tried various means to keep warm about the time of their arrival. I a aud his band are now giving ncerts daily at the Pan Ameri d* it is useless to add that he is ug his thousands of admirers by iurb music. He will be here for weeks. b stranger is enchanted with the ng, delicate colors of the Pan an in day time, an exclamation ol delight aud enthusiasm will be forthcoming when the real beauties of the Exposition is shown at night. It is a veritable fairy land. The World's Bag beautiful, but the Pan in far surpasses it in electrical illons. Nothing has ever equaled it in this respect. The lights are not turned on suddenly, but the buildings look as if studded with thousands of tiny jewels, which grad ually become larger until the full force of the incandescent light is reached. Then it is a wonderful sight. A pow erful search light is now iv operation at the top of the Electrical Tower. Elevators are now running to the top of the Tower, and a charge of 15 cents is made for the round trip. If any one is desirous of being highly elevated in this world, surely this is the trip to take. It is a lofty aspiration. Kiralby's "Constantinople," at the new Teek theatre, is a blaze of scenic splendor. It surpasses "America" at Chicago. The music is enchanting, and tbe costumes are gorgeous. An other new theatre opens June 17, call ed the Lafayette, with Weber & Field's New York Co. in "Fiddle dee-dee." Buffalo has plenty of attractions in tbe theatrical line, and no doubt they will all be well patronized. Niagara Falls, too, are running at their full capacity, and are visited by thousands of admiring visitors. One can always view Niagara Falls with out tiring of the sight, as it is one that is full of wonderful grandeur and; If visitors have a religious turn of mind they can find ease and comfort at the Evangelist Tent on Lincoln Av enue. Here all the noted evangelists will speak during the summer. Fine music is provided and the visitor can speed many a pleasant hour at this tent. Big days are scheduled for the Pan American, such as the United Commer cial Travelers day, Odd Fellows day. Firemen's week, Virginia day and others too numerous to mention. The summer will be well taken up with special events. The firework displays at the Pan-American are the finest ever seen in Buffalo, and affords great pleasure to the thousands of bicyclists who turn their wheels toward the Pan- American in the evening after their day's work is done. Taken all iv all, Buffalo will prove a powerful drawing card during the coming summer. E. F. F. THE BRIDE AT LAST SAID "OBEY." But It Was Only After the Groom Had Started to Leave. (Uev. D. M Steele, lv Ladies' Home Journal.) "Being an Episcopalian I always use the formal printed service of the Pray er Book. In this the greatest stickler is'obey.' Oueday a couple came to me, bringing as witness the parents of both bride and groom. Everything proceeded smoothly to the point 'love, honor, aud obey,' when the bride re fused to say the last. 1 repeated it and waited. Again she refused, aud I shut up my book. Tneu there was a scene. They talked it over, and the more eeri ously they argued and discussed the more stubbornly she refused. The parents became angry, tbe groom ex cited, and the biiie hysterical. To humor her he joined in the request to have me leave it out. But I liked the fellow and decided that a little stern ness from me in the present _iigh f be a favor to him in the future. So I told them I had no authority to change it and would not do so 1 tried to show the foolishness of her objection, but it was no use. Finally, I said to him: 'Well, this household most have a head somewhere. I will leave it out for her if you wiil say it.' Then it was his time to refuse, which he did. He gath ered up his hat aud started for the door when, presto change! she sprang after him, led him back by the band, looked meekly up at him and said it." <=-_3_S_7o_=l.X-_L. Bears tho j* The Kind You Have Always Bought Signature /_?■-, S/lli? 7*_^^ of t-*ut^/^&£cJUte The Maid—Do you think kissiug is bad for one, Doctor V Doctor—l should say it was better for two. j Seeking Hemes in Virginia. Commissioner Koiner is much pleas ed at the many inquiries he has been receiving in regard to stock raising in this State. Most of these inquiries come from the North and Middle West many of them being from those who are already engaged in agricultural pursuits, but who desire to locate in a section where the climate is more fa vorable to their industries. Mr. Koiner, in the two trips he has made West, did much to direct the at tention of those in that section to the great State of Virginia, and he has since kept in touch with many pros pective immigrants, and has succeed ed in inducing quite a number to locate in this State. Last year Mr. Koiuer delivered an address before the Natiou al Farmers' Congress in Colorado, in which he impressed his hearers with the advantages of Virginia. Scarcely a day passes that he does not receive inquiries in regard to the resources of Virginia. The Commissioner Relieves that there is a great future for the stock raising industry of this State, and his advice to farmers has always been not to devote their entire atten tion to the growing of crops, but to raise some stock—both cattle and sheep. Mr. Koiner says that the price of stock is almost bound to advance, aud remain high, as there is a greater demand than there is supply, and this condition is not likely to be charged for many years to come. A grazing company in Deleware has been char tered, with a capital of $100,000, and has purchased 3.000 acres of land in Wythe and Pulaski counties, to be used as ranges for cattle. Mr. Koiner has recently received inquiries in regard to the resources of Virginia from F. M. Grant, No. 623 Drexel Building, Philadelphia, George Chapman, .Norcross, Minn., and E. Ripley, Hubbard, Minn.—Richmond Dispatch. Virginia News. Dr. Thomas Hardy Taliaferro, of Virginia, has been appointed president of the State Agricultural College of Florida, at Lake city. A bronze bust of Gen. Robert E. Lee, presented to Washington and Lee Uni versity by Frank T. Howard, of New Orleans, has arrived at Lexington. In the readjustment of postmasters' salaries 770 will get increases aggregat ing $215,000. Among the offices ad vanced to second class are Harrison burg and Lexington. Mrs. Hannah Letcher Stevenson died at St. Louis Thursday. She was 82 years of age, and was born near Lex ington. Her father was John Letcher, a brother of William H. Letcher, the father of Gov. Letcher, Virginia's war governor. She married John B. Steven son. Mr. P. V. D. Conway, of Fredericks burg, has been elected by the bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South to represent the Baltimore Con ference as lay delegate at the ecumeni cal conference of all the Methodisms which convenes in Loudon September 4. Educate Tour Bowels With Ca§caret§. 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