Newspaper Page Text
Friday. Hay 14. 120.
toe noons RECORD WMIMIIMMtHMMMM CONDENSED CLASSICS THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII J KDWAJtD BOlWn LTTTOH 2 Edward Gorc Earle Lytton Bui' wer mora famil iarly known to novel readers a Bui wer - Ljrtton. wu born In Lon don. Mar IS. 180J He waa more of a prod try In his youth and had a much more public career than most men who bave achieved fame aa novelist. At the age of 15. he dls tlnrulshed himself by publishing- a volume of poems and by falling- so violently In love that he became highly morbid -when his proposal of marrlag-e was not taken seriously by the father of the Klrl he loved. She died a few years later and Bulwer said that the disap pointment embittered his whole life. At Cambridge, he won a medal for the excellence of a poem and published .another book of verse In 1827. he had sufficiently recovered from his premature love affair to marry, against his mother's wishes. brilliant beauty of society. The match was fore-doomed to be unhappy, for both Bulwer and his wife were too unrestrained to live tog-ether. They -quarreled, were leg-ally separated and -continued to quarrel In print for years. Bulwer was rapidly winning renown. His first novels were successes but It was not until "The Last Days of Pom- pelt" (1134) that his fame was assured. Nine years later appeared "The Last of the Barons." which many good Judges have considered his best work. He wrote numerous other stories, novels of society, of crime, of . mys terles, of family life. He was the mos successful dramatist of his time. He dabbled la journalism. For 10 years ha was a member of parliament, was later secretary for the colonies, and In 186 was raised to the peerage as Baron Lytton. ' He died on January 18, 1871. - 44 'G LATJCUS the -Athenian, thy time has come,' said a loud and clear voice ; "the lions await thee.' " 1 am ready,' said the Athenian. He had bent his limbs so as to give him self the firmest posture at the expect d rush of the lion, with his small and shining weapons raised on high, In the faint hope that . one well-directed thrust might penetrate through the eye t the brain of his grim foe. "But to the unutterable astonish ment of all, the beast seemed not even aware of the presence of the crim inal. At the first moment of Its re lease it halted abruptly in the arena, raised itself half on end, snuffing the upward air with impatient sighs ; then suddenly It sprang forward, but not on the Athenian. At half-speed It circled round and round the space, turning its vast head from side to side with an anxious and perturbed gaze. as If seeking only some avenue of es cape; once or twice it endeavored to leap up the parapet that divided it from the audience, and, on failing, ut tered rather a baffled howl than its deep-toned and kingly roar. It evinced no sign either ot wrath or hunger; Its tail drooped along the sand. Instead of lashing Its gaunt sides; and Its eye, though It wandered at times to Glau- cus, rolled again listlessly from him, At length, as if tired of attempting to scape, it crept with a moan into its cage, and once more laid itself down to rest. "The first surprise of the assembly at the apathy of the lion soon grew Into resentment at its cowardice ; and the populace already merged their pity for the fate of Glaucus into angry compassion for their own disappoint ment. The manager called to the keeper: "'How is this? Take a goad, and prick him forth, and then close the door of the den.' "As the keeper, with some fear, but more -astonishment, was preparing to obey, a loud cry was heard at one of the entrances of the arena; there -was a confusion, a bustle, voices of remonstrance suddenly breaking forth, and sudden silence at the reply. All eyes turned In wonder toward the quarter of the disturbance ; the crowd save way, and suddenly Sallust ap peared on the senatorial benches, his hair disheveled, breathless, heated, half exhausted. He cast his eyes has tily around the ring. 'Remove the Athenian,' he cried; 'haste, he is la nocent! Arrest Arbaces the Egyp . tlan ; he is the murderer of Apae- ddesr -Art thou mad, O Sallust 1' said the praetor, rising from his seat. 'What means this raving 7 "Remove the Athenian! Quick! or bis blood be on your head. Praetor, delay, and you. answer with your own life to the emperor! I bring with me the eye-witness to the death of the priest Apaeddes. Room there 1 stand back! Give way! People of .Pompeii, fix every eye upon Arbaces ; there he aits. Room there for the priest Cale bus!' "Pale, haggard, fresh from the jaws of famine and of death, his face fallen, bis eyes dull as a vulture's, his broad frame gaunt as a skeleton, Calenus was supported into the very row in which Arbaces sat His releasers had given him spartagty of food; bat the chief sustenance that served his feeble limbs was revenge The priest Caleaas! , Catenas r cried the mob. Is It be 1 No, It is a dead man T It I the priest Calesus, said the praetor, bravely. What bast thorn to ayf Arbaces of Egypt Is the murderer of Apaecldes. the Driest of Isls: these eyes saw blia deal the blow. It la from the dungeon Into which he plunged me. It Is from the darkness and horror of a death by famine, that the gods bave raised me to proclaim his crime! Release the Athenian be Is Innocent ! It Is for this, then, that the Uoo spared him. A miracle I a miracle ! cried Pansa. 'A miracle! a miracle I shouted the people; 'remove the Athenian Arbaces to the lion ! "The power of the praetor was as a reed beneath the whirlwind; still, at his word the guards had drawn them selves along tne lower benches, on which the upper classes sat separate from the vulgar. They made but feeble barrier; the waves of the hu man sea halted for a moment, to en able Arbaces to count the exact mo ment of his doom 1 In despair, and In a terror which beat down even pride, be glanced his eyes over the rolling and rushing crowd, when, right above them, through the wide chasm which had been left in the velaria, he beheld a 6trange and awful apparition; he beheld, and his ctuft restored his courage! "He stretched his hand on high; over his lofty brow and royal features there came an expression of unutter able solemnity and command. "'Behold!' he shouted with a voice of thunder which stilled the roar of the crowd; "behold how the gods pro tect the guiltless ! The fires of the avenging Orcus burst forth against the false witness of my accusers!" The fires of the "avenging Orcus" were those of the great eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A. D. Toward such a melodramatic climax, furnished him by Nature, the author had been spin- nlng the lives of his characters In the little city which nestled under the shadow of the volcano. The converging threads of the story are many, giving in the final weaving complete picture of the life of Pom- pell its shops, tiny palaces, baths, forum, theater, circus, and all that daily took place In the energetic life of this toy copy of Rome at the begin ning of the Christian era. The story centers around Glaucus the Athenian, brilliant, gay, witty, descendant of a nobler race frivolling himself away amid the coarser pleasures of the Ro mans, until finally all that was fine In him was brought forth by his love for lone of Naples, who, like himself, was a child of Greece. And alongside this tale of love runs the pathetic story of Nydla, the blind slave girl, who centers all her hopes of happi ness in winning the affection of Glau cus. To this end she gains possession a love potion which the opulent Julia has had prepared in the belief that It will bring to her the much-de sired Glaucus. In reality the potion a poison which will drive the un fortunate drinker mad. It Is designed by the sinister Egyptian Arbaces to clear his path to lone from his rivat Glaucus. In his raving, Glaucus comes upon Arbaces Just as the latter has killed Ione's brother Apaecldes, a young priest of Isls, who, much to the annoyance of Arbaces, has embraced the new Christian faith. Arbaces throws the guilt upon poor Glaucus with apparent success. But the priest Calenus was a hidden witness, with the final result shown in the great epi sode of the book. As the crowd In the circus turned their eyes toward .Vesn. vlus, they beheld "a fire that shifted and wavered in its hues with every moment, now fiery luminous, now of a dull and dying red, that again blazed terrifically forth with intolerable glare. Then there arose on high the universal shrieks of women; the men stared at each other, but were dumb. cacihet v;o:.:en do their 07.7. UArcttrio 2 IT r ; - i lN-cJh VOW , 7 Forced by the ever-Increasing cost of living, members of Washington's official family are doing their own mar keting, rtiotograph shows left to right: Mrs. David Houston, wife of the secretary ot the treasury; lira. Bobbins, wife of the former United States minister to Chile, and Mrs. Cary N. Grayson, wife of the president' physician. Admiral Grayson, purchasing meat for their table at stall In the Central market, Washington, D. CI NOTED RUSSIANS SLAIN ON YACHT Finding of Bodies Reveals One of Most Mysterious Tragedies of Black Sea. FIED FROM THE BOLSHEVIKI On Board the Yacht Were Found 14r 000,000 Rubles in Gold, Paper and Jewels King of Roumanla la Pushing Investigation. At that moment they felt, the earth Bucharest. The discovery on the yacht Ostrara, stranded at Sulina In one of the mouths of the Danube, of the bodies of 11 noted Russian men and women, each shot through the head, and not a living person on board, has presented to the Roumani an authorities one of the most mys terious tragedies in the Black sea. The bodies have been identified as those of members of the noted Rus slun families of Falzfeln and Ska do w- skl. The Falzfelns were descendants of German Mennonlte colonists who settled In the province of Kherson at the Invitation of the Russian govern ment ' - --,!. Water In the Cabin. The discovery was made by soldiers, who, when they went aboard the help less yacht, found the cabin half filled with water and the 11 bodies floating around. On board the yacht were 14, 000,000 rubles In gold and paper, and Jewels. Some money and valuables were found to be missing when rec ords of the victims were checked up, but the amount, was apparently small compared to the funds and valuables left aboard. . The elder Felzfeln still grasped a pistol in his hand when his body was found, and whether the party commit ted suicide or were murdered is a question that remains unanswered, and it Is believed that the solution of how the families met their death may never be known. . ' . An investigation Is being made by the Roumanian authorities, aided by Russian friends of the two families. All that Is known is that the two fam ilies fled their estates to Odessa, and when the bolshevlkl arrived there In February put their belongings on board the yacht, which was then towed by a Russian steamer bound for Con stanza. The tow ropes broke several times, owing to severe storms, and finally the steamer lost the yacht altogether and proceeded to Constanza, Drifts at Mercy of 8torm. It Is believed that later, while the yacht drifted at the mercy of the storm, the refugees, six men and five women, became exhausted from the cold waves breaking over the vessel and from lack of food. Unable to manage the yacht, the party, made a despairing effort to put It ashore on the desolate beach near Sulina. There they succeeded in launching small boats, but Roumanian guards, under strict orders to permit no landing through fear of the bolshe vlkl, ordered them to return to the vessel. It appears that some coast fishermen offered a rescue when the vessel began settling, owing to the consequent pounding of the heavy seas, but sol diers prevented. That was the last known of the vessel until It stranded King Ferdinand and Queen Marie of Roumanla have taken a great Interest in the Investigation, especially because when the royal family was driven Into exile and the capital removed to Jassy, the king and queen were offered the magulficent home of the Felzfeins, across the Bessarablan border. r Black Caskets Now Reported Out of Style Sun Francisco, To be burled in a black coffin Isn't stylish. Pale pink, cerise, old rose, blue, lavender, purple and white these color are most Id de mand nowadays, says W. H. Vincent, casket manufacturer here for SO years. Not mora than one person in twenty pr fers the somber black, according to Vincent "Sometimes we get an order for a striped coffin, or a green one," Vincent asserted. "The color usually Is in accordance with the last wish of the de ceased." Almost every variety of coffin now sells for five times the price of a few years ago, Vincent said. The strictly modern hermetical ly sealed bronze casket brings 82,000 wholesale. Vincent has a caller now and then who choses his own coffin. "Usually it is an old man who thinks his relatives won't prop erly look after bis burial,'' tald Vincent. COLLECT RELICS OF LOST RACE Interesting Material Unearthed in Ruins Near Aztec, New Mexico. LIVED IN coram HOUSE Custom of Prehistoric People Are Learned From th Various ' Ob jects Discovered Ornament Practically Untouched by Time. New ; York. Temporarily displayed In the west corridor of the American Museum of Natural History, on . the first floor, can be seen some interest ing relics ot a lost race the prehis toric people who built and lived in the great community dwelling, now in ruins," near Aztec, N. M., which Mr, Earl H. Morris has for the past three years been exploring and restoring for the American museum. Mr. Morris has gathered a great deal of material which will In" time be placed on per lunnent exhibition. But the six shelves in the corridor give an Idea of the na ture of the objects which have been found and of the customs to which they testify. ; Here, outlasting their wearers by REVOLUTION RAGES IN GUATEMALA shake beneath their feet; the walls of the theater trembled, and beyond In the distance they heard the crash of falling roofs; an instant more and the mountain-cloud seemed to roll to wards them, dark and rapid. Ilka a torrent; at the same time It cast forth from It bosom a shower of ashes mixed with vast fragments of burning -stone I Over the crashing vines, over the desolate streets, over the amphitheater Itself, far and wide. with many a mighty splash in the agi tated sea, fell that awful shower I No longer thought the crowd of Justice or of Arbaces ; safety for themselves was their sole thought. Each turned to fly each dashing, pressing, crash ing, against the other.' It was save himself who could la that night of horrors. Of the many episodes seen in the flashes of light was that of blind Nydla guiding Glaucus to lone, and" then leading both to safety. she the only one at home In the dark ness In which she had always lived. And then, when they had gained a ship und put to sea and all but Nydla had fallen Into exhausted slumber. "May the gods bless you, Athenian I" she murmured, "may you be happy wit your beloved one ; may you some times remember Nydla t ' A sailor, half dozing on the deck, henrd a allcrht snlnnh on the waters. Drowsily he looked up, and believed, Revolutionists in Guatemala have formed a new government with Carlos as the vessel merrily bounded on, he Hrera as president The picture shows the American consulate In Gusto fannti h nw aomathins- white abova ala City, and the U. 8. S. Tacoma which lias gone to Guatemala to protect the waves , , American Interests. The latest reports received In Washington are tbafc Pre- CoovrtehL is by ths Post PuWlsUna Co. ! Went Batrda Cabrera and his army have surrendered to the unionist forces, (TheBoston Post). Ail rights rsearvaa, j Th provisional government has given pledges to secure the safety of the for wer prenosnw uraer is being maintained in ine city. .... . ,.,5) .(B , ' J , ' ; - - s- I ... ' , - , V- ; i- i ' ' , .VV' : a jess? PSyV- - M IP centuries, are sandals woven of yucca leaf, yucca fiber and cotton, and here the very pattern boards over which the sandals were made. Here, prac tically untouched by' time, are orna ments of shell , cut Into disks, and beads Of turquoise and of shell Then are arrow points of Jasper, bane awls and needles and fragments ot painted wood ceremonial boards, doubtless. The basketry Is of two types colled and twilled some of it In an excellent state of preservation. Then there are cylindrical netted disks pad'led with corn husks. These are a puzJle to the museum's Investigators. Some one ad vanced the theory that they mighl have been' used as snow shoes, but the small , size and unsuitable shape ot some of the specimens seem to refute that supposition. A wooden cradle- board with its curiously placed head piece accounts for the flattened skulls typical of all the skeletons of this an cient civilization which have been re covered. A pillow of matting stuffed with corn husks, and some human re mains wrapped in matting and show ing the method of burial complete the miscellaneous portion of the collec tion. , ', ., ' : Specimens of Pottery. The rest of the exhibit Is given over to pottery. The specimens are of white, red and black, and Include cooking and eating utensils. The designs not as advanced in conception as some other of our antique southwestern pot tery, are, however, frequently skill fully executed. For the most part painted In black, or, less often, In red, they are sometimes clearly taken from textile designs, sometimes made up of free-band curved lines such a would. not have been practicable In textiles, or, occasionally consist of crude ani mal representations. An interesting! broken mug shows a hollow bottom lnj which little pellets of clay had beea placed so as to produce a rattle. Th4 cross-markings on the edges of ths bowls and drinking vessels are very characteristic of the pottery tal efli from this vicinity. Most interesting among these relics Is the colled ot-U line and crude : A Wg f jrca af aea Is pasbiaf work en tb 'J Regvat atla at Ha r hide, Nevada. . '' Passta are - betas Installed te aa- tautr tka anala shaft of the Simoo- Slrtliaf sslae at Minn. Nevada. . lt rSZm alt has beea found la a ttstlwea belli drivea by the IlUpa r . r l & Una t-omoaBy In Nevada. Ti saroad oil well to be drilled la tf.e I :oa field, la Utah, wilt be spudJ II ot the Dotth Aid uf tiraiuLnrs? itkl t tfte next week or ten day. . Tl report come from looi, ie s, taat a company is Ming organ - far the purpose of developing tne . x 1.,b-Ullla nmn. ertv. rM,ttna af th Wootllam-n mine in he Cottonwood district were resumed gaja last week after almost two oitas Inactivity due to lack ot. ?er. .- w 1 . a . - I. nimih Cr'k field give every promise of mak- . naj uun uissrici uui i .w vi luc?rs of the- west. Is tne report bitf-i back by visitors to Austin,. Nevada. . : Test wells, which will do much ta ureve the possibilities for oil produc- I'oji In two Wyoming fields the Lost Soldier and the Cooper Basin are be ing lut down by the Utah Oil Bean os company. . - Pnder the terms of a bill Introduced . h Ranre8eo.ts.tlve Havden of Arizona the terms of the coal, -oil, phosphate, oil shale, gas and sodium leasing act of February 25. 1920, will be' applied to) unallotted land within Indian res- ',' ervatlons, if the bill shall be passed ; bt congress. Extensive additions to the plant ot Utah Sulphur Corporation at Morris seyr ZSeaver county, Utah, are planned. This year the company will spend ap proximately 52(50,000 for new equip ment, which will greatly Increase, the plant's production. Declines in the price of silver should , be only temporary, according to infor mation gained from reliable sources. One of the most potent .of factors which operated to- depress the price of silver during the last recessions was the Japanese financial situation. Development work done on the re cently atruck ere. body at the Rico Wellington mine shows evidence of persistence, according to the general" manager. . During March a total pf 147,000 of ore was shipped from the new ore bodv. Further shipments have only been limited by the number ot cars available. ; Establishment of credits for the for- . elgn buyers of . American copper will soon be an accomplished fact, accord- , lng to the Boston News Bureau. Such a. step will permit of purchases by French consumers over an extended period through credit rather than cash ' against documents which has hitherto been the general method of payment ' Dr. Van H. Manning, director of the bureau of mlLSa, department Of the Interior, has tendered his resignation, effective June 1, to President Wilson.' Dr. Manning is leaving the governmnt service to accept the position as di rector of research with the recentl? organized American Petroleum . lnstU tute, the most Important body of petro leum men of the country. ' ;" , While considerable comment concern ing oil drilling ventures In Wyoming and Nevada has been heard, very little is heard of oil developments In the Uintah basin, in Utah, notwithstanding1 the fact that several scores of wells from 400 to 3600 feet in depth stand capped awaiting production. At Fort Duchesne, a well which flowed thirty- six Darreis per aay nas Deen cappeu. ... ' Assessed : valuation of the ores In the metalliferous mines of Utah, based on three times their net proceeds, are this year less than one-half that of last year, . according to the report ot the state board of equalization.- The.' total valuation placed on mining prop erties, . both metalliferous and non metalliferous this year Is $67,451,683, as compared with "$90,561,002 a year Increasing mineralization In . th form of pyrites ot iron and a strong flow of water from the face Is takea at Park City as evidence that the Bptro tunnel of the Silver King Consolidated is definitely In the zone ot mineraliza tion which begins at the northeastern cad of the Silver King Coalition and strikes 'southwest through the Coali tion and the old workings of the Coo- Udated into Thayne's canyon. While the gasoline situation appears to be In an acute stage 1n -California, where there was only two weeks' sup ply In February, this Is not true In any other, parts of the country. It Is un doubtedly true, however, that due to the much greater Increase In the num ber of automobiles In use today com pared with the Increase In both gaso oil from which gaso ft thumb can be plainly seen, and w frequently used to produce a wav pattern which often attained to a v pleasing development. tery made by rolling long strips oil line Is derived. It 1 possible that the clay and winding them round i adj shortage may become serious before round in the desired shape, as Is di a4 the summer of 1020 Is over, to colled basketry. In the pottery Comstock Superior at Virginia this sort the mark of the shaplui, p., VQ,Q v.. am ... a, j "Wt v wvaHi mmmm vwvmvm u SM vi nlafnlw enan anf Wai l . 7 " w w body which, Is showing a value of $83 to the ton. - v , ,K 4 Increased silver demands Is an im portant factor In the revival of old mining camps In the southern part of the- state' of Nevada. -.-. : .'. V4-',-; net profit of - $252,395 was - by, the Utah Copper company tja operations during the year. 1919. T "s Is the equivalent to $5.08 ? Rer t t before taxes, ss compared with a Vroflt ot $11.C9 per share tor la TT t previous. Travels 2,708,500 Miles. Jamaica, I I. After a continue service of 54 years on the Long Island railroad James D. Rushmore. a cost ductor, retired. He traveled 2,750 X miles, never missed a train and ported for duty on 16,970 mornlr. during his career. if J