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6 Week-End Edition, October 24-25, 1014
: Unearthing Buried History :-:
Ancient Art Revealed by Finds at Taxila, an Indian City Taken by
Alexander the Great.
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A Combination of Indian and Hellen
istic Features The Base of a Par
thian Shrine in the Courtyard of a
Building in Sir Kap, the Middle
City of Taula.
nr CAiutETT r. serviss.
AMONG the most interesting of re
cent discoveries -by archaeolo
gists (students of human an
tlqutles) are the remains of the very
ancient city of Tail la. In the Punjab,
India.
This city existed long before the time
of the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander
the Great, and was one of the towns
taken by him during his expedition to
and bejond the river Indus.
Photographs of some of the things
Unearthed at Taxila by Dr. J. H. Mar
shall are here reproduced. They In
clude a specimen from the SO or more
relics found in a "tope on the site of
the most ancient quarter of Taxila.
These objects were made at least three,
and perhaps four, centuries before the
birth of Christ, and it is interesting to
se so impressive an evidence of the
u e of art and of skill in the production
or v.-rks of art which prevailed at that
e-. time in the Indian peninsula.
A "lope" is & form of Buddhist mon
ument found in various places in India
and southeastern Asia, and it had two
distinct purposes. The first was to
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A Lesson to Playwrights and
Novelist in New Play,
'-'Evidence," Running
NEW TORK, Oct. U. There is a
lesson for playwright and nov
elist alike In the new play,
"Evidence," now -oe:ng presented by
C Aubrey Smith's English company in
the Lyric theater. Here Is the simplest
sort of old fashioned plot. A jealous
husband puts away his wife, and his
friends make efforts to reunite them,
at last succeeding by the aid of the
estranged couple's beautiful child and
by the production of a confession by
the villian that he had done nothing
of which the wife could be ashamed.
A hackenyed plot, you say?
Of course. But it has long been
understood that nupht except remark
abl good thinsrs eer e-ets a chance to
! ha'-kTit-. ed. This Mtnation gives a
ilare for lie p- of tl.e simplest of
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A Belie Casket of Steatite, Containing
a Miniature Gold Box Inclosing a
Fragment of Bone, Pearls, Carved
Carnelians and Other Scones.
serve as a place of safe deposit for sa
cred relics and the second to commem
orate some important event.
In the former case the "tope1 waa
called a "dagoba," and in the latter
case a "stupa." But whatever the pur
pose of the tope, its external form was
always that of a circular dome, sur
mounting a broader base, which may
be either cylindrical, square, or many
sided. Sometimes these bases rise in
successively narrowing terraces, with
the dome, or "tee," in the center of the
top. where relics were deposited.
There was a curious mingling at
Taxila of Greek and Indian art ideas,
and this may have been a result of the
visit of Alexander and bis armv But
an abundance of things remain at
Taxila which antedate Alexander. The
great Greek conqueror -r-as not a de
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that run deep in every one of us. All
that was necessary was for these emo
tions to be well presented with good
acting and good appurtenances all
around and the audience was immense
ly pleased. Indeed, seldom does a first
night audience become so enthusiastic
as this one did.
There is much to be learned. I say.
from this example by your strictly
modern writer, who Insists on being
"twentieth century," who strains for
some new twist or strained aspect of
human experience, who would not for
the world have one of his characters
laugh and cry and be Jealous and al
together act like a character would
have done in 1875. Sometimes this kind
of writer is surprised at the poor re
sults his work produces. He concludes
he has gone over the heads of his au
dience, perchance. If I may venture
the suggestion, the bulk of the Amerl
their emotions. They love their emo
tions; their emotions. Tne? love emotions.
And "Evidence" gns them a good
chance ti let thrir f . jirsrs out Irs
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stroyer of anything but the armies and
fortifications of his enemies. On the
other hand, it was a principle the other
followers of Buddha neer to destroy a
monument, or any other meritorious
work of human genius.
It is both remarkable and creditable
to the conquerors of ancient times that,
although Taxila was under the domin
ion of five successive empires, within
a period of only 400 years, beginning
with the Invasion of Alexander, many
of Its most ancient structures with their
contents remain intact, or at least as
nearly intact as the great lapse of time
would permit.
In the course of many centuries dif
ferent nations held possession of Taxila
and developed there their own forms
of art. but they respected the work of
their predecessors and so left, in the
remains of the city, a series of relics
n wM-h the history of the place may
be read.
in one or tne relic cassets discovered
by Dr. Marshall was enclosed a box of
gold containing a fragment of bone
(probably ascribed to Buddha), togeth
er with pearls and carved carnelians
and other precious stones.
It is discoveries of this kind that
are gradually disclosing the ancient
history of mankind in forms more au
thentic than tradition, or even, in many
cases, than written records, and it often
happens that the materials thus brought
to liRht constitute the only evidence
that we have of the character and do
ings, and even of the existence, of peo
ples and places which played a consid
erable part, m their time, in the evo
lution of humanity.
gie Sheffield, who. whatever his real
age. certainly sets a high water mark
in juvenile portrayal. He snared
leading honors with Haidee Wright, an
eighty three year old duchess of a
most cutting tongue and great deter
mination. The duchess is the arbiter
of fate in the play, overruling even the
obdurate husband. Cyril Wlmborne. K.
C M. P a great divorce lawyer. Mr.
Smith as the husband and Viva Bir
kett as the long suffering wife both
performed creditably in parts which
did not give them the great oppor
tunities of Master Sheffield and Miss
Wright.
George Bernard Shaw, declaring that
London critics were so uniustlv harsh
H with his plays that they never got
across tne cnannel. Insisted that
"Pygmalion" be produced first in
Vienna and then in Berlin. It capti
vated the Teutonic capitals and later
was a success in London, proving the
irood sene of what was at first
thought a Fh v. inn caprice.
Fo it ( on , -- .out that German nl.n
-'"(i-5 Kn. h a chance to se
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PASO HERALD
Original, Smart, Graceful
Are These Creations by a Famous Parisian Designer; Note the Newest Coat,
Which Is So Wide as to Be Almost a Cape.
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An Intensely Human Narrative
Their Married Life
Helen Has a Fur Problem
Economically.
(Copyright. 1914. International
HELEX took the suit, with Its
hanger, out of the closet and
hung It on the chandelier to ex
amine It critically. After all, she might
have bought something more to her
liking If she hadn't been forced to shop
In such a hurry. She thought resent
fully of the hurried trip to Carrie's
that Warren had insisted upon her tak
ing and the consequent hurried shop
pin? for whatever she and Winifred
had needed for the cooler weather. If
she had waited for the later models
she mlsrht have bought something with
fur collar and cuffs.
The suit was a pretty one In the
popular shade of brown that was dis
played so much in the store windows.
The coat had a velvet collar and wide
velvet cuffs in the same shade, but
Helen, who had secretly longed ail last
winter for a coat with fur collar and
cuffs, looked at It now with a dissatis
fied air. She should have waited for
the later models, unless a brilliant
idea had struck her. Perhaps she
could utilize her furs for the purpose.
Warren had given Helen a handsome
set of lynx two winters ago. The neck
piece was large and could be used for
the cuffs as well as the collar. Helen
Jumped up with the excitement of the
thought.
She slipped the collar piece over the
brown, it looked lovely, but perhaps
after all the black might he a little
too dark for it. She had spoken to the
saleswoman about fur on it when she
had bought the suit. Perhaps If she
called up the fur department, or better
still, went down, they would tell her
whether or not it would be advisable to
use her lynx on so dark a shade of
brown.
In the elevator Helen noticed a wom
an with a suit on much the shade of
hers. There was a cuff and collar set
of golden brown fur which made the
suit look several shades lighter, and
was most becoming. The woman wore
a brown hat with a touch of burnt
orange, and the effect was smart Al
ready Helen was beginning to think
better of her Idea to cut her lynx fur.
How glad she was now that she hadn't
cut into it herself! ., .
The elevator stopped at the third
floor and Helen -stepped out and walked
leisurely to the fur department. Again
she was undecided as to what to do.
If she did not use her lynx, there was
no probability of her having the much
desired collar and cuffs, for the simple
reason that she couldn't afford to buy
more fur. She began to wish that
theater before it rame to an uptown
house. The English version opened in
the Park theater Monday night with
Part of the London company and was
as well liked here as It had been
abroad.
Shaw believes at least he says
that only a difference in speech lies
between the women of the highest and
of the lowest classes. This is the
theme of "Pygmalion." A flower girl
out of the London gutters attracts a
professor of phonetics by the appalling
chirai t r of ht-r crnrcrsntion. She
"Plheirj hi! boast that he could make
her t ilk bite a du. hi . :m1 so seeks
linn out. h r o''.er rt .utr to refine
he; t istc so sli. wil b. l.-iMc as a
tuic'Sul jr. a fiur.sis shor H- teaches
and Thinks She Can Solve It
News Service.)
she had stayed at home. The
in the brown suit had made her
tented.
"Something In furs?" said a brWc
little woman, coming up to Helen and
noting her perplexed expression. "Per
haps I can help you decide, madam."
"I should like to know if you think
lynx would look well on a dark brown
suit for cuffs and collar."
"We have something here that could
be used for the purpose: the widest
fur we have which could be used with
out cutting. You wanted something by
the yard, didn't you? That would be
the most practical thing. I should
think."
The saleswoman was detaching a long
strip of brown fur from the bundle
"This is the very best skunk, madam.
J12.S0 a yard. Beautiful on a brown
suit. I should think."
The fur was Just the right width and
a beautiful color. Helen wondered if
it would be too extravagant to buy a
yard. She could put the fur on. her
self, to save expense, and the suit would
look beautiful with the brown fur.
"Would a yard be enough for collar
and cuffs?" she said finally.
"I should think so: let n measure.
Do you want a standnp collar or the
other kind? If you want a standup
collar, I should think that you might
get It out of a yard. However, to make
sure, you'd better take a yard and a
half."
Helen was thinking rapidly. She
could take off ti -velvet collar of her
coat and line the fur with it. If the
did that, there would be no lining to
buy.
"I don't need another half yard,' she
said finally, - a yard and a quarter
would be plenty."
Back in the apartment at last. Helen
tossed her things carelessly on the bed
and hastily pulled the fur out of the
wrappings. There was a breathless
moment while she measured the Jur
around the collar. Yea if she fulled
the cuffs on Just a little there would
be enough, and the velvet could be
used as an interlining with the satin
outside. She would be able to do the
job herself without any trouble
Helen hummed a gay little tune as
she hurried into her room for her work
basket. What fun it would be. almost
like having a new suit, and she was
sure to like the suit twice as well
too. That In itself was enough to
soothe her conscience If she had felt
at ail extravagant. After all. she
could always make the extra expense
up to Warren In some other way.
her, "Society Talk" but she does not
wade very deep Into high circles be
fore outbursts indicate the old facility
in picturesque phrases is still alive.
. Meanwhile, of course, the flower girl
is falling in love with the professor
He is indifferent She reproaches him
with treating her as if she were a
pump of ore to be analysed Instead of
a woman with a heart. She goes to the
home of his mother. At the end there
is enough to indicate that the now
lady like flOwer girl will shortly be
come the wife of the upllfter
The audience en5oed espe. lallv the
fine wit of the oh! iiutm.in f.-th." of
ihe fb.ner pit I. v ho ri-bii .it-u-it be
ing lift' J to h'i;'l. - . 1', '. n: tl ! t.fu:eS
tj reform like his lU-i-ht. - He speaks
How to Make Coat Snown on Left
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SUMX. Ol "ne newrfc cumut rc kiuiux.i wiue " ..'.o- --.. .
these of the type which has appeared recently has been sketched by a
leading Parisian coutonrier for the princess Fislandoff.
The small coat is of strawberry crepon de colon, very short at the front.
It makes a basque with wide stitched plaits caught under a stitche.1 band,
fastened bv a button of the material. ...... . .... . .
The long sleeves are finished by high revers of white torn, hemstitched as
ike collar. The blouse is of white tuUe.
The skirt, of white crepon, strawbeny striped, is a plain and round mrdel
and hemmed with a strawberry silk braid.
The opening, at the middle front, is outlined by a row of small crochet but
ton. OLIVETTE.
HOW TO MAKE THE OTHER ONE
SOME years ago the lingerie frock was made of mesearine de comnruniante.
This vear it is of organdy, as shown by this model.
The bodice of this afternoon frock is a loose Mommri, continued at back
br a small court mantle bordered by ruehmg .of swe material.
V Tie elbow sleeves are of embroidered net, luurhed by a reh:ng.
A Bayadere girdle encircles the hips in a cutaway Bne at front and catchea
,m a Ions tunic, borfered at the bottom bv a ruchine.
P The Underskirt, which makes the "base," is of lute taffeta and totally
pfeited.-OLIYETTE.
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woman llBF
Plenty of those siu ir..wM .nj
i in... i-m m--1 c -v i Kt tonne
experienced in the playwright's eapa
E?'e"v r. "-' Uaii.i resuiles
e fIB possibilities of the part
25f8,,.ttX.a1rL Her bapersonartoB
la most striking.
..Wkf. ""i" ored success
iiirMax,n El'lott theater In the
Anglo-Chinese play. "Mr. Wu." He
took the part of Wu LI Chang, a Chin
ese who possesses an inviting lotus
St "., '"ore room, and other
things truly Oriental.
The play deals with the e-.emenUl
passions of love, hate and revenge, as
supposed to be exhibited in the mystic
atmosphere of Hong-kong w"
"Jlr jV.u' JT.Jf w" received in Lon
don..a"d.' U1 running at the Strand
theater there. It has also been pre
sented on the continent
A few weeks ago a friend whispered
t- mo that Davis Beiasco had had his
first failure in ten yeara The great
producer had started a piece down in
a weii known -dog town" on the Jersey
coast and the dog had sniffed and
turned away. I haven't investigated
this bit of gossip and I don't intend
to. I introduce here simply by way of
sayiiii, itia. "The fnantom Kival."
which Mr. Beiasco has just put on at
the theater named after him. shows
the genius of "The Music Master." has
not lost bis cunning; indeed, he is a
greater artist than ever.
In "The Phantom Rival- Mr. Beiasco
reaches the zenith of comedy produc
tion. He divides honors, perhaps, with
Leo Ditrichstein, who translated the
play from the original by Ferenc Mol
nar, and with Laura Hope Crews, but
the perfection of the whole has a true
Beiasco flavor which is Indisputable.
The "rival" is the heroic creation of
a wife's day dreams. Her husband is
matter-of-fact but this shadowy per
son satisfies her entire passion
for romance. Mrs. Marshall has
developed this wonderful figure from
her memory of Sascha Taticheff. a
young Russian she had known in her
impressionable girlhood. They meet
after eight years. The contrast be
tween the splendid figure of her mus
ings and the extremely prosaic Russian
attache, who is deeply interested in
her husband's brandy, is the end of her
Illusion.
Her dreams have been based on
Taticheffs grandiose parting letter In
which he speaks of the possibility of
returning to her as a great soldier or
as i oto' mit or as a distinguished I
artist or possibly as a bit of dnttwoot!
The auoo -ice st-i-s :uti out her is- j
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117 113 'l oiiri i. ric ,i-.n'ii;, ,i. oin i i
up of whit she Ins rea-1 in novels and
seen n r .ij s Thev w-il! for acting
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The Daily Novelette
TUB MYSTERIOUS KSOCKTSG.
The house was still
With the MHlnraa of death.
It wasn't BBl Jones,
And It wasn't MacBeth.
SUDDENLY, out of that In tens.
quiet, there oasae an imperioas
knocking at the door.
"Opeatr cried a loud voice. "Open or
I'll break la the door!
From -Juside there came no answer
so. soundwave now and then, a faiat
rubbing.
The knocks grew louder, more la
shvteBt. They developed into bangs.
"Open. I say' Open Immediately cr
I swear I'll break the lock'"
And the banging continued ceaseless
ly, ominously. What dastardly crirra
can the poor wretch inside have com
mitted. Ah, a voice from within!
"I'll let you in." it says. "Give r-.e
Just two minutes and TO let you in
"Two minutes: Ha-Ha! That's go-1
Bah. for your two minutes!" And t-e
mighty fist kepi up its ceaseless th ar
tier on the panels.
At last the door opened, and Hag.
gelsby Sprowg, in his bahrobe. passed
out with his towel over his arm
Hascombe Speei. also in his bathrobe,
pushed roughly past him into the ba'i
room. "A pretty note!" he growled. Tr s
is the third morning this week you ve
made me late at the office by hoggr g
the bathroom for three quarters of an
hour."
of unusual flnish and diserimmat a
and for the extending of Mr Beias s
remarkable glfta
It U hard to see "The FK,-' -,
Rival" without getting enthusiast o
over it
THE FICKLE PUBLIC
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limelight for a moment You can't af
ford t- rest when it comes to advertis
ing. Systematic advertising -ea a,
the smallest way. Is a constant rA
minder aid 4
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