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WHEN ALLAH WILLS A FIRE
Then ii the Baally Great Chance of
the Turkish Fireman.
TOPSY TORVEYISM THEN ON TAP
Ts tth Pnt Oat the BUir Mould
B n Sin, and Therefore Loot U
the Fireman's Object, vltsi
Blackmail ta Follow.
. CONStANTINOPLE, April S.-A was of
an Irishman visiting Turkey rsccntly sug
gested that If there wag but on a way of
doing a thing the Turk would do It the
opposlta way. It does aeem Indeed that
every Idea of the western world la reversed
Jn thla topsy turvy city.
The Turk, nods hla head when he mrana
to Ray no and has a way of shaking, or
rather swinging. It for yes. He wrltea
not from left to right, but In the other
direction. He take off hla ahoea, but never
lila fii, when he entera a mosque or a
hove. "Yavash" (slowly) la hla word on
tilA atreet Instead of the American cry,
He rides In a creeping atreet car Ith a
ticket punched for the place at which he
sTets on. To cut a pleca of wood he rubs
H on a ssw. which he holds between hla
legs, and until recently he haa killed Chris
tian while guarding the Uvea of dogs
In fact I heard recently of an old English
man, a coachman for an embassy, who
was dona away with by poison because, dis
turbed by the nightly howling of street
doga, he bad shot several that lived In his
.Until recently salt could not be brought
into the country because there Is a monop
oly here. Firearms were prohibited, though
they, were always sold openly on the strei-ta.
Kducatlon waa dreaded by the people as
well as the government. Steam machinery
and .electrical appliances were forbidden,
the first for no given reason, the second
because the word, dynamo too cloaely
resembled dynamite. Dictionaries contain
ing .the' words elder and brother were
censored because Abdul Hamld usurped the
throne ' from hla elder brother. ' Words of
chemistry were debarred because II30 could
mean only VHamtd second sero."
Old Order Still Holds.
Nor has everything been changed with
the coming of the Yonug Turk and hla
western Ideas acquired In exile In Europe.
Bboauso of Moslem prejudice among the
masses the old sultan remains upon the
throne, the dogs stlU blockade what side
walks there be; for the purpose of extorting
backsheesh one's luggage is still examined
when leaving the country, and the mad
fire brigade atlll scatters dogs, beggars and
pedestrians In Its ridiculous chase through j
There la nothing more typical of this
extraordinary country than the fire bri
gade of Constantinople, which Is the model i
of all the others throughout the empire.
It possesses and displays strikingly all the
fallings of Mohammedanism and the Turk
vanity, stupidity, cupidity and corrup
tion, bravery, arrogance, cruelty and the
rest. Until theae firemen are gone there
earn be no real hope or reform In Turkey,
for only their . passing will mark a true
change of attitude In the nation.
For the moment the new government,
which permits the discussion of the dog
problem In the Parliament, would hardly
Venture upon that of the fire brigade for
fear that the thousand rival bands com
posing it would unite in opposition, would
even attempt to destroy large sections of
the cityt For the reaction srles, who would
like to revive the old order, have already
given the ctty a leaaon In thla thing.
Every night and almost every day the
weird, unearthly calf of the red coated
runner with the spear, the emblem of duty,
is heard in the streets of the capital. One
must hear this call to know what it Is.
It can neither be described nor Imitated
by a man not of the east.
A Wonderful Warning-.
The effect it lias upon one hearing It
for the first time is distinctly of warning,
though not a word of It Is understood.
But the warning Is not of n element, It
would seem, that man knows and is ca
pable of conquering; It Is of something
supernatural. In which the Almighty plays
. a part. It Is a sound that only a man
with a deep belief in the other world could
utter. It Is not loud, but you cannot fall
to hear It, and no matter what the hour
of day or night. It will come upon a still
ness, for. all the city seems to hold Its
breath to let the runner call.
There are two groat ancient towers In
Constantinople, one on the heights of Pera,
whence the Romans In their day surveyed
the Bosporus, the other on the high ground
tf Stamboul, rising ev.n above the minarets
of the -moaques upon the seven hills. At
the summit of these towers, up a spiral
staircase of S0O steps, which the stranger
climbs taper in hand, stands always a
watcher looking round the horlson.
A white triangular flag with a great red
ball upon the center Is lifted as a signal to
gunners in the antiquated harbor forts and
their cannon announce the discovery ot a
fire. Every one at the sound knows that
a flra haa been sighted, but for ten or
twenty minutes no one knows where It Is
till the call begins to rtng through the nar
Ths men at the top of the towers have
descended and the word has gone round to
a scorn of red-coated, often bare-legged,
men, who grab their four-foot spears and
start, each In a different direction, to let
las city know in what section the fire would
Mom to be. Everybody steps aside for the
runner with the spear, who makes his way
generally from mosque to mosque, where
the call is taken up by ths muessin, who
chants it from the minaret, or at nlgbt by
the beckjl, the watchman.
Idla Tarka Bllalc a. Bit.
Meantime all Idle Turks arouse them
selves from their coffee and cigarettes to
move as far as the corner of the nearest
of ths highroads of which there are but
two or three In either Stamboul 'or Pera.
At the bends in the road these Turks and
some Greeks take up their stand to watch
ths race of the firemen r,iat haa begun;
strangers, too, are in the crowd.
A captain on a dwarfed nag leads the
better companies, which number from
twenty to forty men. The chief is dressed
in everyday clothea, often European except
'for ths fez, for his work Is only to bargain
with the owner of the burning building and
direct the men, aa no Turk ever works if
he la able to make soma one else serve
him. The crew clad generally In the slim
mest of abort trousers, striped or spotted
Undershirts and usually barefooted or wear
ing light slippers come carrying a diminu
tive hand pump. The object seems to be
not to get the most effective apparatus,
but one so small and light that it will per
mit ths company to beat its rivals to the
scans of the tire.
There is a regular order about the pro
cession. . Ths man who carries the hoaa
nossln follows on ths heels of ths pony.
The pump, carried on two long poles by
sight men, conies next. On either side of
the pump run the extra men, who take
their turn every 309 or 900 yards In carry
ing it. Bringing up ths rear conies ths
man vita the hose, a thing such as one
would use at home to water a garden.
TU band pump and ths boss comprise
the entire equipment of thoe volunteers,
f .adders and axes thev csrry none, for
those would Imperta tlelr progress, and
their object Is to "t to the fire. The ob
ject of getting to Ihe fire Is not primarily
to put It out; t'.ils scorns in be, Indeid. a
very minor conslderttlnn. But being on
hand first gives a crew the pick of the
niTal Rrlsauea Mix It. '
Of course there are rival brigades bent
on the samn purpose, and when any two
met In a street a terrific race, a running
fist fight ensues.
Pome fires are easy to find because the
blase can be seen at a distance, or the
neighborhood may have the scent and he
able to direct the firemen: but little fires,
at which there la often much loot to be
had, are difficult to discover In the net
work of twisting, alleylike streets, only
the district or approximate whereabouts
having been discovered by the watcher on
There Is, of course, a more dignified
brigade than these lawleen icks of volun
teers, a brigade so large nnd Important
that It cannot hasten and seldom arrives
on the scene tilt the fire is out. This
might bo called the. paid department.
It Is composed of soldiers and Is quar
tered at centrnl barracks In Stamboul and
Pera. Mounted officers are In command.
The handpumps are carried in wagons
drawn by four horses, and adzes, chains
and hooks, as well as ladders form part
of ths equipment. Tho ladders are any
where from fifteen to twenty feet long
and will reach to ths second floor of al
most any house.
The soldier firemen make a spectacle
at night which no on who visits Con
stantinople would care to miss. The
bugle blast which clears the street for
them la not to be mistaken, and yon turn
to ace a flare of oil torches shedding a
dim light on a more extraordinary aggre
gation than any that has parsed.
Soldier Firemen Are Wonders.
While the volunteers hurry along In
small parties by the llsht of a paper lan
tern the soldier company numbers from
200 to 300 men. Thick woolen uniforms of
a reddish brown for summer as well as
winter, are not sufficient impediment to
speed; every man must wear thei regula
tion high army boots, whllo on his head Is
a domed helmet of steel enameled In bril
liant shiny red. From theae helmets, giv
ing the company the appearance of mailed
crusaders, a leather hood hangs down to
the shoulders, covering all the head ex
cept where the face looks out.
With the short hatchets and loops of
rope that these men carry at their belts
it Is a wonder that they' and the torch
bearers can follow at a slow trot: yet they
manage to get to the fire In time to drive
off the snarling rival packs of volunteers
fighting among themselves over the
Tho customary procedure of a volun
teer company on getting to a fire Is to
seek the owner of a house near that which
is burning and bargain with him for sav
ing It. The negotiations are conducted
rapidly at the top-f tho voice, with tre
mendous gesticulation. While this Is going
on the crew of the blackmailing chief
prepare the pump; not that there Is any
danger of the soldiers arriving upon the
scene, but because other volunteers are
pouring In, competition Is growing rife and
Pouring Water Into Pami.
All available buckets and tubs have al
ready been brought into srvit?e and -water
Is being fetched from the ' 'nearest' foun
tain, before whose gentle drip the mem
bers of various crews sre fighting. At
last, the water comes. It Is poured into the
The muscular arms swing the levers.
The nozzle sputters, then squirts for three
minutes, then sputters again and atops
till another bucket Is brought. Sometimes
you see a man not a volunteer with the
supreme intelligence to throw the bucket
of water direct upon the blaze. )
At last, when the fire has burned Itself
out. the soldiers reach the scene, drive the
pnek from the wreckage and atop the yell
ing, the fighting and the destruction of
A sight of these creatures at a fire, wag
ing a hopeless fight against an element In
whtch they recognise the hand of Allah,
opens to you an understanding of the mean
ing of the cry of fire In Constantinople.
The Idea pervading the mob Is that nothing
can really be done, because this Is God's
will; that it would. Indeed, be wicked to
oppose the flames too strenuously. Fires
easily extinguished are put out because
God permits It; but no serious effort Is ever
mac"e, and you may see Moslems through
out the crowd standing idly by, lifting not
a fit.ger to save their homes. It 1s because
there Is no adequate fire department In
Constantinople that Europeans and native
Christians of means sre careful to build
all largo houses as nearly of fireproof ma
terial as possible.
Then the niarsrnaatl.
The day after the fire, nevertheless, ths
volunteers are careful to go around to the
houses of all Christians in the neighborhood
to levy blackmail, declaring that to them
was due the stopping of the conflagration's
ravage. A wealthy house owner may be
called upon by the chiefs of ten or a dozen
of these brigades. And as the volunteers
number always the most desperate of the
local brlganda it may be dangeroua not to
reward them to some extent, say a tenth
of what thry first demand.
It was theae firemen who formed a nu
cleua of the bands that conducted the
Armenian massacres of some years ego
and they are to be counted todny among
the reactionaries who would revive the old
legime of Abdul Hamld, under whom they
thrived. Of course they are all Mohamme-
At a recent fire which I attended with a
companion, where two mosques had txen
destroyed and things were going very bad
for the Moslem community generally, a
Jewish youth wearing a fes came, up to us,
and, speaking French, called our attention
to the fact that we alone wore hats In all
the crowd, and suggested that we would
be wise to leave the scene. It has been
the cry of the reactionaries here that tits
numerous fires that have stricken Constan
tinople In the last six months have been
snt by Allah because the country defied
the Caliph and wrung from Mm the con
stitutton. FREDERICK MOORE.
SCORES ACT OF PRONOUNCING
BENEDICTION ON AIRSHIPS
Camilla Flantmarloa Declares Art Is
oa Far with Prartlca of
PARIS. April l Camllle Flammation,
ths astronomer, haa published an article in
which he describes the recent pronouncing
of a solemn benediction on a new aero
drome and two aeroplanes at Julsy by
Monslgnor Aniirtto, archbishop of Paris, ss
unworthy of tba church' and on a par with
the prayers of Intercession In vogue in
tba middle ages. "This act," M. Flam-
marion says, "was a piece of inexcusable
chlldlshnes in face of the progress of mod
ern science and philosophy."
Sturdy oaks from little acorns grow
advertising In Ths Bee will do wonders, for
ENGLAND SEEKING AIRSHIPS
Great Increase Noted in the Popular
Interest in Aviation.
DEVELOPMENTS MARK AN EPOCH
Officials Wake l a to Fart that France
and tirrmanr Are In Lead, llenee
Many Tests of Firing- Ma
chines Will Dc Made.
IyCN'DON. April 3. This year will mark
an epoch in aviation as far as England Is
concerned. The most Important event will,
t'f c nirsc, be the arrival of the brothers
Wright In this country for the purpose t.f
demonstrating before the War office au
thorities the capabilities of their aeroplane.
The Invitation extended to the American
aeroplinlats was the result of the report
of a special officer sent to Pau by the War
I'ff'ce to Investigate the practicability of
their machine. Details of their visit are
not yet settled, but It Is understood that
owing to engagements In Rome in April
they will not arrive In this country until
May or June. The scene of the flights,
too, is at present unfixed, but It is prob
able that the Messrs. Wright will declare
thu War office grounds at Farnborough
too confined for their purpose and will
conduct their experiments on the new
ground of the Aero club at Shellbeach, on
the Islo of Sheppey.
Shcllbeach, the headquarters of the Aero
club, promises to be Uie principal flying
ground for aeroplanes In England. The
club has secured enough land to permit an
uninterrupted flight of pver ten miles In a
straight line, with & considerable expanse
of country for circling. Ths ground Is In
the vicinity of the sea, and at low water
there, is a large extent of bard sand also
A huge construction and repairing shed
is ulrcady being built, and there will be
garage, sheds for the accommodation of
twelve aeroplanes. A number pf villa resi
dences, which are to be let exclusively to
members of the Aero club, are being
erected. The Idea Is that an enthusiastic
aviator will find It Just as necessary to
keep a villa at Shellbeach as a man de
voted to other branchest of snort does to
maintain a shooting or hunting box.
Wealthy sportsmen will then spend week
ends on the spot, either flying or watching
The Inauguration of thin aerodrome takes
place early in April, and at least five avia
tors will st once essay flights, Including
J. T. C. Moore-Brabazon, the only Eng
lishman, with the exception of Farm an,
who has made any notable flight In a
heavlor-than-alr machine. As the sport ad
vances prize meetings and races will be
Many members of the club ara acquiring
flying machines, and arrangements are
being made by which these will be placed
at the disposal of the government for
experimental purposes. Bheemeaa, the
naval station, Is less than ten miles from
Shellbeach, and it is understood that the
admiralty officials welcome the opportu
nity offered them of ascertaining how
aeroplanes may be employed In conjunc
tion with torpedo craft for scouting and
Harold Perrl'n, secretary of the Aero
club, is convinced that as soon as flights
In England have become an accomplished
fact there will be an extraordinary demand
for aeroplanes In this country. The mak
ing of aeroplanes will be a business taken
seriously in hand by motor car makers,
carriage builders, yacht builders and firms
who make motor boats. Sportsmen will
buy them with a guarantee of a flight of a
certain distance or time.
To Make Aeroplanes Cheaper.
A Wright machine now costs JT.uno. Mr.
Perrln asserts that aeroplanes will soon
become cheaper, and It should be possible
to secure a first-class machine before long
for $2,500, or even less.
The Wright brothers have given an order
to Messrs. Short, an English firm, for
the immediate construction of six of their
aeroplanes. They will be built on the
Aero club's ground at Shellbeach. When
the factory Is finished it will be possible
for the Messrs. Short to turn out one
finished aeroplane a fortnight.
In addition to these six to be built In
England, four other Wright aeroplanes
are oomlng to this country, Jarrott &
Letts, an automobile firm, having secured
the machines from the Astra factory at
Billancourt In France, where the holders
of tho French patent rights of the Wright
aeroplane have the construction work car
ried out. These four machines are all that
can be sent to England from Frsnca be
fore next October. Two of them will prob
ably be delivered In May, one In June and
the last In July.
The first will be offered to the govern
ment, upon the second an .Australian has
acquired an option, the third will be used
by Jarrott & Letts themselves, and ths
last one Is open to be purchased, the price
being 7.000. The aernplanea will be exact
duplicates of the machine uaed by the
Wrights and each will be guaranteed to
fly for twenty minutes at least. A pupil
of the Wrights will demonstrate this with
each of the four aeroplanes.
fntested Machines Shown.
At the aero exhibition at Olympla in
London there are on show specimen flying
machines by English makers which can be
bought for as little as $750. but as none of
these machlr.es has flown they must be
regarded as doubtful bargains.) Mr. Moore
Brabnxon says the fact that the Wright
brothers hold what he considers to be the
master patent for ths warping of wings Is
likelv seriously to handicap others who are
trying to solve the problems of flight.
lie has been seeking to get similar results
In another way. but he found It difficult
to attain the proficiency which the Wright
patent gives. He has nevertheless suc
ceeded in flying distances of three or four
miles with his aeroplane.
The exhibition contalna a collection of
fourteen full sized aeroplanes, all different
In design. Including monoplanes, biplanes,
trlplanes, quadruplanes. hellocopterr. ortho
nters and other contrivances with weird
names and weirder shapes. Among the
eighty-five model flying machines and
dirigible balloons are to be found many
small specimens of the Wright, Fur man
end other types.
The Aerial league of the British empire,
recently founded with the object of assist
ing Great Hritsln to "secure and maintain
the command of the air" and to "place our
aerial marina in the sama predominant
position that our navy holds today," pro
poses to establish a national aeronautical
college in order that the best Instruction
may be available for Englishmen In matters
of serial flight and navigation.
According to the official plans "such an
institution would have its theoretical and
practical departments, each of which is
the corollary of the other. In other words.
It will provide under one roof courses of
study In the mathematics, dynamics and
mechanics Involved in ths problem of
flight; In the laws of alr-reslstance and
skin friction, the stability of air craft,
the meteorological, physical and topo
graphical conditions peculiar to aerial navi
gation and the large number of other sub
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Jecis attaching directly or Indirectly to
tlUs modern science.
"The institution will have Its own work
shops and laboratories, where practical ex
periments and tests of all kinds (bearing
upon the subjects upon which Instruction
is given) will be carried out. Finally a
trial ground will be procured, where aerial
machines made In tho workshops of the
college by students, or aeroplanes and dir
igibles bought abroad. If neceasary, or
lent for the purpose will be tested and
students taught to fly."
Arranglna for Instruction.
The Aerial league has further arranged
for a course of lectures to be given In a
number of the leading public schools.
The government's invitation to the
Wright brothers and the setting aside of
a considerable sum from the new naval
estimates for the building of an aerial
warship and experiments In serial naviga
tion are accepted as an Indication thst the
naval and military authorities are gradu
ally waking up to the fact that they are
being left behind by Prance and Germany.
It Is true that for some time the military
authorities at Aldershot have been carry
ing on experiments with the Cody aero
plane, but the series of mishaps which
has befallen that unfortunate machine
has not led the public to hope for much
from it Bvery trial has had Its accident,
and although the machine actually accom
plished a short flight on the last occaaon
the feat waa marred by its erratic behavior
and Its final fall to the ground from a
height of a doien feet.
S. F. Cody, wrn aeems to have bnrne
a charmed life through It all, has been
greatly handicapped by the altogether un
suitable conditions under which he has
had to conduct his experiments, the space
of ground rlaced st his disposal being much
too small for the purpose.
"All things considered." says the Times,
"Mr. Cody has done marvels In building a
machine to withstand the tough usage It
Is subjected to, snd he has certainly
evolved one of the most carefully and
stanchly constructed aeroplanes yet pro
duced." Which Is praise of a sort.
Government l.aylnsT Low.
The government has made no detailed
statement of Its aerial policy. Minister
of War Ilaldane has announced that the
army council proposed during the ensuing
year to consider the machines of private
Inventors, but It would be premature to
forecast what experiments are to be made.
For this purpose $96,0u0 have been put
aside. France last year expended .'.350,000
on its balloon battalions, and Germany
It is understood that the Admiralty is
deeply Interested In an aerial warship now
being constructed at Portsmouth under the
supervision of two naval officers, the de
signers of the machine. Much secrecy is
being observed In the undertaking, but it
is known that the framework Is of very
light, hollow steel tubing and wood, and
ths large boxlike fans, which are intended
to serve as wings, will be covered with
patent prepared ailk. The motive power
will be furnished by a forty-horse power
petrol engine. It will be some months be
fore the machine will be ready for its
trials, whlofa will be conducted by the Ad
miralty. One on .Nebraska.
Von Slam I see that the Nebraska legis
lature haa made It a crime tu play brlUge
Chicane Gee! That's sn outrage!
Von Slam Eh? I don't aee how it af
Chicane Because I am not a NebraakanT
Von Slam No. because there is nothing
In ths law lo bar persons who only think
they play ths gain. Cleveland Plain
Special Sale of Rockers and Chairs "THE M I WIN
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have only one or two of a kind and offer them this week at greatly re
duced prices. They are a select assortment of the best and most desir
able styles to be had. We herewith quote some of the values which
this sale offers:
$21.00 Solid Mahogany Rocker, high back, Colonial design $14.00
$26.00 Golden Oak Rocker, leather back and leather seat $17.50
$24.00 Quartered Sawed Oak Rocker, high back, leather seat $16.00
$9.50 Indies' Golden Oak Rocker, wood seat $6.50
$8.00 Golden Oak Rocker, wood seat $6.00
$6.75 Golden Oak Rocker, wood seat $4.50
$5.60 Mahogany Rocker, wood seat 84. OO
$7.00 Mahogany Rocker, wood seat $4.75
$8.00 Mahogany Rocker, wood seat $6.00
$10.50 Mahogany Rocker, wood seat $7.00
$11.75 Mahogany Rocker, wood seat $7.85
$14.50" Mahogany Rocker, colonial design, wood seat $0.75
$17.00 Solid Mahogany Windsor Rocker . -$11.50
$25.00 Solid Mahogany Rocker $16.00
$27.00 Solid Mahogany Rocker, spring seat and padded back $18.00
MILLER, STEWART & BEATON
413-1517 Sooth 16th Street
Have Names of
Believed Authorities at Rome Enow
Murderers of New York
PALERMO, April 3. It Is believed here
that the names of the assassins of Joseph
Petrosini, chief of the Italian bureau of
the New York detective force, are known
to the Inspector of the ministry of the in
terior sent down here from Rome, and that
they have been communicated to Premier
Twelve of the men arrested In connec
tion with the murder in custody are un
little Girl Blind Two Years
with Scrofulous Humor
physicians, including the
good Cured by Hood's
"Elmira Heights, N. Y., Jan. 31, 1909.
"C. I. Hood Co., Lowell, Mass.
"Gentlemen: I believe I can give Hood's
Sarsaparilla as good a recommendation as any
one, for I have seen its wonderful effects upon
my own little daughter. She was entirely blind
for two years, and Hood's Sarsaparilla cured her.
It is wonderful, and do you think it surprising
that I feel very grateful to this medicine t
"My story is, briefly, as follows: We had
ber vaccinated, so that she could go to school.
Pretty soon, however, before ber arm healed, she
'icgan to have sore eyes. They kept getting
orse, and we took her to the doctor. Pretty
soon she was blind in one eye, and could see very
little with the other. They told us she bad ulcers
on the eyeballs, and we bad five different doctors,
some of the best specialists, and paid out over
$200 for ber treatment. They told us she would
lose her sipht. She could not stand the least
particle of light, and so we kept her in a dark
room for weeks at a time. Occasionally she would
be a little better, but she became so poor and
nervous that she could not tleep, and I did ret
kuow what on earth to do, and was just as dis
couraged as could be when my mother said to me :
'I want you to give her Hood's Sarsaparilla.' I
did not think it any use, but I did as site rec
ommended, and I am glad I did. When I had
given her eight bottles her eyes had so much im
proved that she could not only stand the light,
but was abl to go to school for tho first time ia
We have Just received our new spring stork, of ORIF.XTAL IU GS,
among them are many rare pieces of unusual beauty and worth.
This collection consist of largo and medium Maes In room-i,
rugs Klskelim Couch Cover and Draperies. Hundreds of the smaller
slsr-s such a Royal and Prlncos, nokharas, Kazarks, CVtrabauKhs, Civ
bo-Mans, Daffhestan, Shirvans, Anatolians, lirluchlsUns, Hennas, Mosul
and many other other weaves.
Many dealers purchase- their rug of eastern Importers and pay
them enormous profits. These Oriental Rugs arc shipped to us direct
from the Orient by ouh Oriental Rug Ruyer, thus saving tho profits
asked by tho New York importer. This not only saves our customers
many dollars, but assure them that every piece Is genuine.
We would be pleased to have you call and Inspect thla grand dis
play, feeling that It will be a source of oriental rug education and Inter
est to you. . There are many arletlcs and Mich wldo rntoge of ies
that it Is not difficult to fit any space you may require.
The prices we herewith quote are but an index to the general run
of values this sale offers: ,
Cashmlr Rug, slzo 4-6x7-6, sale price
Cashmir Rug, size 4-10x6-6, sale price..
Daghestan Rug, size 3-8x4-11, sale price
Daghestan Rug. size 3-3x5-4, sale price.,
Daghestan Rug, size 2-11x5-1, sale price
Daghestan Rug, oize 3-7x6-4. sale price .
Bokhara Rug, size 3-4x4-3, sale price ...
Bokhara Rug, size 3-10x4-7, sale price .
Bokhara Rug, size 3-8x4-8, sale price . . .
Bokhara Rug, size 4-6x5-3, sale price . . .
Mosul Rug, size 4-1x6-6, Bale price
Mosul Rug, size 3-4x6, sale price ...
Mosul Rug, size 3-2x7-3, sale price. . .
Mosul Rug, size 3-2x5-9, sale price . .
Guenjl Rug, size 3-6x6-11. sale price
Guenjl Rug, size 4-1x6-4, sale price
Guenjl Rug. size 4-9x6-8, sale price
Kazak Rug, 4-5x7-0, sale price
Kazak Rug, size 4x9, sale price
Kazak Rug, size 4-3x7-11, sale price
Shirvan Rug, size 3-4x5, sale price
Shlrvan Rug, size 3-4x4-9, sale price
Shirvan Rug, size 2-9x4-2, sale price
CLERICALS FIGHT PAPERS
FOR BELITTLING MIRACLES
Mexican rmpaprri Charge Priests
is Ith Mannfaetnrlna; Aparltlons
to Frighten People.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico, April 3 Arch
bishop Ortis and tho priests of the Catholic
church here have declared open war
against the antl-clertrala here, tho latter
of whom are seeking to belittle the mirac
ulous power of the Virgin Mary. An anti
clerical newspaper charged the priests with
"manufacturing apparitions" In order to
frighten the people Into believing that the
Virgin Mary was appearing at various
places. The archbishop, in a sermon, de
fended the doctrine of miracles and adjured
all membera of the church to remain firm
In their faith. The attacking paper was
reinforced by two other newspapers, which
rallied to their support, and In retaliation
the clericals started a boycott against all
three publications snd In addition posted
soon after jvaccination five
best specialists, did her no
We sell the Vulcan Gn
(iaa Ilangr. the kind that saves
gas and is positively odorless.
Allwin Go-Cart, like illustration, one
motion, collapsible, trimmed in rich
dark brown leather with hood
Other folding carts, up from. .S.1.S5
We are exclusive agents for
the Bohn Syphon System and
Minnesota Refrigerators, tho
best hefrigerator made.
placards on houses throughout the town
bearing the following Inscription:
"Honor and glory to Virgin Mary; no
Impious paper received In this house."
Further to confuse the churchmen ths
newsppapers mentioned have now begun a
crusade against what they term the ex
cessive number of church holidays observed
in tho republic. They utisert that out of
8G5 days lit the year 16S are observed' aa
I.ove on a Bis? Scale.
Dr. Pierce L'nderhlll recently delivered a
lecture on divorce in a fashionable church
"Extravagance," he began, "is one of
the big causes of divorce. My cousin, a
bank clerk, married a pretty girl and took
her home to a nice llttlo flat. But she
frowned and bit her lip,
" 'Oh, Jack,' ahe cried, 'I cant live In a
tiny flat like this!'
" 'You don't love me when you say that,
darling,' said my cousin.
" 'Oh yes, I do said sue, 'but not on
such a small scale.' "Judge.
her life. You see why it is that I cannot say
too much for Hood's Sarsaparilla, She is just
as much pleased with a new bottle of Hood's as
with anything we can get for her, and if I forget
to give it ji her, she will say: 'Now Mamma,
give me my new Hood's.'
"To think that once we thought she could
never use her eyes, and now she can 4o the s
finest needle work ! It is wonderful, and we can
not praise Hood's enough." Mrs. Jennie Beards
ley, 212 Homer street, Elmira, N. Y.
We wish we could convince you of the ab
solute truth concerning the testimonials for
Careful inquiry would prove to you beyond
a doubt that every testimonial we publish is as
reliable as if it came from your most trusted
neighbor; that we have more testimonials than
we can possibly publish ; that every one we use
is genuine and truthful as far as we cau learn,
and entitled to your entire confidence.
We say this much in presenting the letter from
Mrs. Beardsley, printed above. This is only one
of thousands of letters we have, telling of won
There is not the slightest doubt that as a
thorough blood purifier at all times of year and
for all blood diseases, Hood's Sarsaparilla is the
greatest medicine that has ever been discovered.
Do you wonder at Mrs. Beardsley enthusi
asm t You should certainly 'take Hood's Sarsa
parilla for your spring medicine, fie it iaiaj
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