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Some Thines You Want to Know
Archaeological Research.
SS ront discovery of an ancient tablet
eonflrfiilnc the Blbls story of the delug-o
taa baen welcomed by thone orthodox
Christiana and Jews wBo have faith In the
historical accuracy of the 014 Testaminl
as -further Justification of their atand
against that form of "hlaher criticism"'
which denies or doubt nearly all of the
ancient hero tale of the Hebrews. The
translation of the deluge tablet by Dr.
Hetprecht of the University of Pennsyl
Yanla In regarded as a long step forward
la the campaign of archeologlcal research
that Is being carried forward with such
vrtr fruitage In Egypt and the Holy Land.
YrAhodoxy points out that It Is a remark
able coincidence that when higher criticism
easfied to be roost successful in attacking
the truth of the Bible, the strongest kind
of avldenoa should be forthcoming In vin
dication of Its historical aocuracy.
The nineteenth century has marked the
beginning of the syaiema.Ua archeologlcal
research and philosophical study which re
sulted In the "higher criticism," and which
also la now being used by the faithful to
refute all doubts and criticisms. Beginning
with, the finding of the Roeetut Stone by
Naseleon'a expedition to Egypt, and com
ing down to the present day, there have
been many discoveries and translations of
hitherto unknown and unreadable docu
ments and monuments which bear out and
confirm Bible history. The higher critics,
soma of them, destructive and some of
them professing' to be constructive, - have
bajsea nraoh of their criticism upon arch
eologlcar vrork, also, but the orthodox be
lievers now claim to hare the better of
the aonteat. - j .
"4 b record ef triumphs " of research to
taa Coedst C the believers In the Bible Is a
oasr. fee JTbr 'Instance, the critics attack
jtba fkearsassrUi chapter of Genesis, saying
Tim wis saia ce-rve'Tcmjn-T.aertia ie
b rated ves at nor thati a myth Invented
la glorify. Om cwputaUoa of Abraham, But
the archeolrtglst has 'found tablets of that
time whtoh ,praolcally bear out the atory
In all Its detail. IV of the ChaMeaa -was
but a mythical city,' said the critics. But
the arfcaeololsts have. toc&Aed that ancient
dty which -was the birthplace of the
patriarch.
When the nineteenth century began not
A word of the Inscriptions of the temples
and monuments of Egypt and Assyria could
be read. Then came the discovery of the
Roeett Stone with Its Inscription In three
languages, which afforded the key, to un
lock the mysteries of Egypt. The hiero
glyphics were deciphered, the languaga was 1
learned and the whole story of the political
and social life of ancient Egypt was retold
o mankind after 4,000 years of silence.
Even more wonderful Is the story of the
opening up of the mysteries of Babylon
and Assyria-' On the great rock of Behes
, ton, over 2,000 years ago, Darius caused to
be Inscribed la three languages the record
of bis triumphs.' This , rock Is 1,700 feet
high and the Inscription la 300 feet above
the base. 'In T846 Major Henry Rawllnson,
a British ancy officer, climbed up to this
Inscription and copied It, thereafter pub
. lishlng a complete translation. Later the
mounds of dust which covered the ancient
sites of the eltlea of Babylon and Nineveh
a era located, and they gave up the secrets
the paAt. By aid of the Rawllnson dis
covery the; entire language became known.
Va grammar reconstructed and Ha records
nde arena Die. since that time thousands
ef " Inscriptions have been translated and
the orthodox claim that this application of
the acid teat of archeology has proved the
Bible atory to be made of the pure gold of
to. ...
Tbe layman has little notion of tha vast
ma of money and the great amount of
i patient toll being expended to read the rid
dles of the past, nor has he any adequate
knowledge of tbe great results that have
. rewarded tii U expenditure of meaus ana
j palna.Kmsr Edward and' Emperor Wlt
i 11am have taken great Interest In the- work,
j the Brills monarch as the patron of .he
1 Palestine exploration fund and the German
kaiser as the financial backer of tha Oer
' man -researches (a Mesopotamia. The
United States does 'not lag behind, there
being dosen American societies and unl
veraitlee emetntly engaged In the work.
The recet disoovertee on the Nile Island
of Elephantine, eondlstlng of papyri de- !
posited In the British museum, have added j
no mean testimony to the truth of tha i
Scriptures.' tr.y Elbllcal critics have In-
alsted 'that tha book of Nehemtah and
Esra wre mere or lees apochryphal. The !
Elephantine 'Inscriptions, according to j
learned Egyptologiata. - glaalpate these
Mloubta by nMutl 'orcefui evidence. They
J ire said to show that the kings of Judea
aold .their subjects to the Egyptlana for
warriors, taking horses for their own use
In excheoK. . The book of Ahikam, hUherto
known only by name. Is proved to have ac
tually existed and many extracts from it
were found tot the Elephantine papyri In
the excavation at Memphis the palace f
has been, found and positively Identified,
thus demonstrating the truth of the refer
ences -of Jeremiah.
i lar3abyiaiM wry palace of Nebuchad
besaar hue t-e.-n laid bare by the pick and
shovel of the archeolcgiat. The German
jrrce.ilng regularly, but It Is be-
that years will be required to un-
ail th f mnadtlona of tbe buildings
.Delated wth the palace of tha great
i 'king. That the task la a huge one la lndi-
Bated by the fact that soma of tha walla
unearthed are twenty-four yards thick.
Vn( j supposed to have been the royal
t,i..e dining room, where Belshazxar be
he, 4, too Ute,' the handwrtUog on the wall,
fcaa beaa exouvated. la connection with
P feast C Uelahaasar H is Uilar eating lo
note that he was never king of Chaldea,
the tablets found speaking of him until the
day of his death at the hands of the Per
sian conqueror Darius as "the king's son."
In the Book of II Kings It Is recorded
that Mesha, king of Moa, was a sheep
master who paid an annual tribute of wool
to the king of Israel, but that after the
death of Ahab he rebelled. In IS6I there was
found on the east aide of the Dead Sea a
block of black basalt which bore a record
of this very revolt. Excavations made re
cently at Baghaa Ke4n the ancient capital
ef the HlttKea. have shown that tha Bible
description of that people was true. It
appears that the archives of the Hlttlte
government have been found and they show
that the language of diplomatic Intercourse
In that day was the tongue of Babylon,
as It Is that of France today. There was a
regular correspondence, on bricks, between
tite Hrttlte kings and neighboring monarchs.
Many ot these brick missives have been
found Intact, constituting some of the moat
valuable "rinds in that region. As some
of the letters are written both 1a the Iltttle
and the Babylonian languages. It la hoped i
that a key to ths HJtlte Inscriptions will.
be found. The Hlttlte empire was. only
few years ago, regarded by soma critics as
being entirely mythical.
One of the moat Interesting discoveries
In Biblical archeology was that of tbe Tal
el Amama letters In 1ST". Some Egyptians
digging there found a chimber containing
several hundred clay tablets. They were
carried In a sack to Luxor before their
value was recognized and many ot them
were broken and destroyed In transit.
About 290 of the tablets were saved and
moat of them have been translated. These
tablets proved to be a diplomatic corres
pondence and they relate to the condition
of affairs Canaan before that land was
promised to the Children of Israel.
The Old Testament is full of references
to the high places where the heathen
worshiped. Even the prophets of the True
God are shown to have gone Into these
high places. When Baul was seeing his
father's lost asses he went to consult the
Seer Samuel. Samuel was going up to the
high place without the city to preside at a
sacrificial meal. Saul accompanied him
and took part in the feast which preceded
his selection to be king of Israel. Later
thene high places became seats of corrup
tion, and efforts to abolish them were made
by Heseklah and Joalah. Nocning definite
was known about these high places until a
few years ago, when one was dlecovered
in the hills above Petra. the ancleat capital
of Edom. Another high place was found
St Gexer, where monoliths and obelisks
still remain, the very "standing stones" of
the Canaanltes which Israel waa com
manded to destroy and the like of which
they were forbidden to rear beside the
altars of Jehovah.
Work In archtologleal research In Bible
lar.ds Is now highly exacting In Its nature.
"A title an untrained archeologlst may oc
casionally find a Moabite stone or some
thing else of great value, the work above
ground has been aimoet exhausted. Ex
cavation Is required and the work has
been begun In many anclont cities. The
careless or Inexperienced worker may do
great damage, therefore, only picked men
are permitted to engage In the research.
The European and American societies en
deavor to regulate all exi-avationa. In tha
Holy Land permits for excavations must
be obtained from the aultan of Turkey, and
sometimes he Imposes hampering condi
tions. To archeology as a science the race is
deeply Indebted. The records of thousands
of years of human endeavor have been'
rescued from oblivion. The twentieth cen
tury man may know the political institu
tions, the laws, the amusementa. the dally
habits of his brother who flourished under
tbe light of a civilization long since ex-
tlnguished. And by many who value highly
their belief In the record of the scriptures,
the archeologlata will be thanked for giv
ing to the world the setting In wok-h was
enacted tbe great historical drama through
I which the religion of Jehovah has corns
I down to living man.
! it rusnio 3. aTJUrxXsT.
Tomorrow The American Oriental So
ciety.
CORRECT DRESS FOR MEN AND BOYS
SLimcil R3oQl2irini SsSoirvlcscB
Hie clothing man who las behind is lost. Progress is too swift.
We must give you the best or we must turn to the wall.
"We are wise to this modern fact, and we have fortified ourselves
with the "best" modern clothes made in the world, which we offer to
you with modern service.
Fine Suits of American Woolens Popular shades and patterns in
the style of the hour 10 and $12 that will cost you elsewhere $K.
Beautiful Suits of American Woolens Perfectly tailored and the
season's best styles; handsome grays and navy blue $15 and 18
sold elsewhere at $20.00.
Suits of the Finest American Woolens Hand tailored garments
in the highest sense of elegance $20, $2250 and $25.00 else
where $5.00 more.
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COAL PRICE REFLECTS STRIKE
Ittu Feel Golagt Vp Agrala Became
f Lskar Ceatrovenles at Mlaea
Oaiaha Cesisaen Sate.
Steam eoal In Omaha Is going up In price
because of tha labor troubles at tha mines,
steam coal has been quite emtio all winter
and haa varied In price from 11.00 to U.7S
a ton and at one time was as high as $2.00
a ton at tha mtnea There la plenty on hand
at present as moat of tha heavy users filled
their bins In anticipation of a railroad
strtka Little coal Is being shipped from
the mines at present and what there Is Is
being taken by the railroads for their own
consumption.
Omaha dealers are expecting little trouble
In supplying all the soft coal needed as the
demand at present la lighter than It has
been all winter and there la plenty In
Omaha for all Immediate demands.
RAIN.
COATS
Slip- Ons
and
Cravenettes
BOARD FAVORS INTERURBAS
the park to the corner of seo-
ELMW00D PARK TO ELK CUT
"Died of Paeaanasdla"
Is never written of those who cure coughs
and colds with Dr. King's New Discovery.
Guaranteed. 60c and Sl-40. For sale by
Beaton Drug Co.
side of
tlan K."
In other words, the ootnpanr wishes to
I skirt the south side of Elmwood park, turn
ing at the farther corner. It bad been
, planned to buy right-of-way for this dls-
xana mr siciuuut avbu. tance as well aa tha rest of tha wav. but
the desire now Is to use tbe road.
It is proposed to reduce the grade of
this stretch considerably and aa this will
be done by the company, It la argued
there will be a general benefit resulting.
Members of the Board of County Com
missioners say that If permlaolon la
granted. It will bo for use ef the south
side of the road, so that part of the high
way nearest the park will be unloumbered.
Options on eighty-five percent of the
right-of-way for the whole distance
from Omaha to Fremont have bean bought
by the promoters of the lnterurbaa, who
are In high hopes of the success of the
project.
Haw promptly the Board of County Com
missioners will act officially upon the
request Is not certain, but It may be taken
up at a committee meeting at the end
of the week.
Nebraska Traaswortattoa Cei
Pneesti Ita Petitlaai to tae
Board and Latter Mar Corn
aider It This Week.
Members of the Board of County Com
missioners are incllnsd to look with favor
upon a petition of the Nebraska Transpor
tation company for use of a stretch of
county road In building an Interurban from
Elmwood park to Fremont by way of Elk
City.
The company, through Ita attorney, T. W.
Blackburn, asks "right-of-way on the
publlo road from the end of tha Omaha
street car line on Leavenworth street, on
the public highway to the corner of Elm
wood park; thence west along the south
Tha timely use of Chamber'Mn'a Cough
Ruu:edy will prevent pneumonia.. , .
HELD ON WIFE ' DESERTION
George O. Marks Sara Ha Wt te
Sap port Wife, bat Objected! -to
Her Parents.
Charged with wife desertion, Qeorge'O.
Marks was before Juatloe C. C. Cockrell
and testimony was heard from both hus
band and wtfa Mrs. Marks, who. was
formerly Mlsa Edna Wilson,' claimed that
Marks deserted hur wife' and child last'
October, saying before he left that, ha would.
not maintain them longer. ' Sh4 .claimed
that he was employed In the signal de
partment of the Union Padflo at (00 per
month. They lived at 1X31 South Fourteenth
stieet.
Marks pleaded not guilty and testified
that ha waa willing and ready to support
his wife, but could not get along with her
parents. Ha claimed he aaked hla wife to
move west with him and secured a ticket
for them to go. He contended ' that she
left him Instead of his leaving her. Justice)
Cockrell bound the defendant over to dla,
trlct court under bond et I60O.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy la a medi
cine of great worth and merit. Try U when
you. have a cold.
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ionable spring; trade in 1910. On sale in our basement Cloak Section, Thursday at these extraordinary bargains. . . : '
IN BRANDOS BASEMENT
All the Women's SpringSuits
From the Elite Cloak
Co. and the 5th Avenue
Tailors worth up to
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Up-to-date, new suits, in all the latest
cloths and colors well tailored and well
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All the Women's Spring Suits
From the Elite Stock and the 5th Avenue Tailors worth up to $35.00, at $15.00.
Hundreds of the Highest Grade Spring Suits from the
Elite stock and the Fifth Avenue tailors. Every nevy
style feature for Spring newest fabrics and
colors. New plain light shades new
mixed and novelty cloths. These Suits
were made to sell this bpnnc tor $25, $JU and 3JD Hli
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ON OUR SECOND FLOOR
300 Elegant Spring Suits
Positively worth up to
$45.00. On account of
delivery too late for
Easter we reduce them
to
A week earlier these beautiful, dressy
suits would have sold for $40.00 and $45.00
but we have decided to put them on sale at
this bl( reduction to wll them ail tnu weak
Many ladvldual itytea. many
models. ETery on U an
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eoplea ot French .
expensive doalfn after
FRIDAY ALL THE WASH WAISTS
From the 5th Avenue Stocks on Sale
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From the Elite and 5th Ave. Etoclcs on Cole.