Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 22, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 22, 1873 Page 4
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CYPRUS IN FOURTEENTH STREET. General di Cesnola and Those Cyprian Antiquities. A Private Reception to the Press To-Morrow. The Collection To Be Thrown Open to the Public Next Monday. & Minute and Circumstantial Account of the Cesnola Collection. Statues, Statuettes, Busts, Heads, Glass ware, Terra-Cottas, Jewels, Intaglios of Thirty Centuries Ago. The Buried Treasures of Eight Thousand Cyprian Tombs Revealed to the Nineteenth Century. General dl Cesnola and the corps of assistants cranted to him by the directors of the Metropolitan Museum of Art have been having an exceedingly bos; time of It at the Douglas Mansio* in West Four teeath street, opposite the unopenable theatre. It will be remembered that we referred to the Man sion some months ago as the scene of the unpacking of the multitudinous cases containing the won derful archaeological antiquities Hnearthcd during the past few years by General dl Cesnola, the United States Consul to Cyprus. Surely no treasures of any kind that ever arrived In any country were guarded more Jealously from mortal eyes than these of Cyprms have been. The only wonder is that the directors of the Metropolitan Museum of Art did not Insist on having a phalanx of soldiers at the door of the Douglas Man sion, and put the entire establishment under military rule. Every reporter who presumed to show his visage at the gates or at the threshhold proper has been persistently denied, and only a remarkable union of sagacity and sell-possession could have enabled any member of a newspaper stair to gain admission and make due use of the opportunity. It was thought at first that the Gen eral would be able to arrange the antiquities and have them ready for public Inspection In a lew weeks. S*bsequent consideration proved that the work could not entirely be accomplished before next Autumn. The directors did a wise thing In Inducing General di Cesnola to obtain a further leave of abseoce from the duties of hts Consalate and to postpone his departure until August. WHAT IS DtJI.NU. General dl Cesnola has been occupying the north west room on the second fleer of the mausien. Tliis constituted his headquarters, and opens into a num ber of other apartment.-*, the floors of which have been crowded with statuettes, busts, heads, vases, terra-cottas, Greek glass, enamelled ware and all tbe paraphernalia of which the Cypriote collection consists. Here he had his desks, books and memo randa ; hence he descended to the first floor and the ?ubterranean apartments to issue his commands and see that they were obeyed to the letter. Very considerable has already been done. A number of cases have been made and littcd Into several rooms ?a the first and second floors, cast wing. The doors of the front and back rooms on this wing have been removed, the small staircase has been taken down, the French windows leading into the conservatory ire to be thrown permanently open, and the con servatory Itself has been stripped of its Dowers aad foliage. Similar changes have been made throughout the we* wing, and the entire first Boor baa thus been transformed into oae immense gallery, tbe various compartments of which open nut of each otner. The insides of the cases are lined with maroon-colored cloth, and every article in the collection (and thero are some ten thousand in all) will ne appropriately labelled pre viously to finding place in the catalogue. The wings of the Douglas Mansion are divided by a reiy spacious hall, from the rear of which a wide and handsome staircase ascends. We believe that it is General di Cesnola's intention (if the preter aatnral reticence of that silent gentleman Justifies us In having any bclier whatever on tbe subject) to arrange the larger statues in rows on each side of this entraice hall. Such a procession would he im posing, and we know of no other building of the kind In this city so admirably adapted for luch a purpose. At present much Is chaotic, Cesncla and his assistants doing all tho 3Fork, and Mr. John Taylor Johnston, President f tbe Metropolitan Museum, and the directors of that Institution, bustling in and out with archaeo logical fervor, confirming the carte-blanche they have generously given to the General, and cordially reiterating that he nas only to aay what he wants tad it shall be so ordered. Meanwhile reporters rage and visitors imagine a vain thing. The front door bell rings with the repeated caller, who is loth to take a denial, and would like to insist on thread ing the most secret penetralia. Chests are being unpacked in the very bowels of the Mansion, and tneir contents being taken np as tenderly and lilted with as much care as though Hood's plaintive advice in regard to the "one more unfortunate" were peculiarly applicable to them. But the moving spirit himself is inapproachable. General Cesnola is like aa invisible spidor in the centre of an archaeological web. You ask for him, and he is not. You send up your card and are desolated with the Information that he is too busy to see you. Or 11 you do, by some m.racle, penetrate to his iauctuai, you find yourself confronted with a mar ble and urbane reserve, iascrutabie as the deepest antiquity ever dug out of Cyprus, and as full of non-cominitatiam as the irons uuried alive lor four thousand jears i>m< atii the stones oi Troy. A OENEKAL VIEW OK TIIK COLLECTION. A sense oi utter bewfidorment comes over one who for the first time views thu wonderful collec tion. In bronze there are statnettes of Osiris, a hawk, an archaic equestrian figure, a woman (with Greek initials on the pedestal), a Minerva and a Pomona. There are bracelets, anklets, rings (ser pentine and plain), armiets, hairpins, a scarrpin with a warrior's head, mirrors and mirror cases, brooctica aad buckles, the strigll lor scraping tue skin at the bath, tweeiera, piucer*, lamps, model ling instruments, vases, cups, triads, inkstands (with remalna of the ink), shields, spear heads, battle-axes, javelins, arrow neads, and hooka and uails or brass. A rtdier account of tho glassware will be found further on. We here simply summarize the plates, simple, fluted and with handles; plainer colored. Iridescent or incrnstcd; cups that are fibbed and iridlzed; green and cylindrical, white and opaque; transparent wine cups, belted with blue spots; shallow bowls or light green glase; wide-lipped bowls, wreathed witn spiral threads; bowls or dark blue glass, iridlzed with emerald green and pur ple. There are bottles of every conceivable size and shape, some or which have, around tho ex terior, lines that divide the liquid contents Into lour or eight equal portions. There are ungnentaries with yellow spiral lines, and white lachrymatories with delicate incrustations. There are amphorae with yellow feather ornaments, and sticks llko bishop's MUoru, heads, buttons, necklaces and ?eats. Among gems and stones the archaeological ran sacker u presented with Intaglios of Mluerva and Caetor and Pollux in cornelian; Abundance, with her cornucopia:, In carbuncle; Mercory in red jas per, Mars in garnet, heads in onyx and agate, and armorial devices, with Greek legends in sapphire and amethyst. The rings are engraved with ie gends, the palm, the yew, Hygeia and various tem plus. Earrings are dropped with grapes, melons, leaves, hearts, triangles, chains and glass pendants of amphora; and Egyntlan figures. Home are pe culiarly elegant in design, the tops being set with carbuncles with pearl liorders, and the drops lu the rorrn or triple fir cones, exquisitely granulated with minute beads er gold. There are earrings rep resenting Venus and Cupid, some In tbe shape of lioops, others like calves' heads, and others, again, finely granulated and terminating In wreathed fe male heads. Emerald necklaces abound, and alter nate with necklaces of gold links and cornelian beads. Amulets, with loops, are encoantered in the form of a therm of Pan, and made hollow to contain a small papyrus. Mortuary ornaments, sacred spoons, statuettes and medallions, brace lets, rings, spoons and daggers nro found in sliver, and cups, plates, mirrors, shields, lances, tripods und battle-axes In copper. The contributions in marble, alabaster and stone are not lens interesting than others. One runs siralnst seals and lamps, cylinders wild various im pressions, vases, lachrymatories, unijuentartes, tripods and plates: vessels oi Hie bread baker, heads c?f animals, Egyptian heads, railed figures, heads of Cybele; women thrumming the harp and tambourine and holding the lotus, '*na, fruit, dowers and children; Fan nod hut pipes, Hercnles, ltoman Senators, Venus worshippers and wonder ful torso*. The terra-cotta objects are very numerous, and are both plum and colored, red aud black. Venus and her attendants luralsli repeated inspirations to the Cyprian artist. Among other articles in this line may t?e mentioned vases and votive offerings, lachrymatories, lamps, ornamented with warriors; cnpldH, dolphins, birds aad animals; feet with shoes in which are colored airings, toy horses, on loar wheels; donkeys with water jars, lionesses and wkelps; bulls, goats and tripods; beads of 1'aiMs Allien^, /Khopus wiMi * bag, dancing gir>s, irrotesque figures and masks, men playing pipes, pounding in mortars and baking bread; chariots, wit h wan iors whose shields bear representations of tish, and wondrous archaic horsemen. The pottery is very wonderful. The k.vathus, or wine measure, Is there In all sizes, the handle con taining a notched scale. There, too, is the itnoehoe (a jug. or pitcher), red glazod and bear ing designs In black. Other curious exhibitions of ancient pottery are found in the stamues, which is u wide jar lor oil and wine, with handles like ears; the kantbaros, which consists of a cup, or bowl, sometimes of white clay, with standard aud handles, and sometimes red-glazed, with circular designs in black within and without; the Ickythos, a sort of ci uet, some specimens of which have var nished handles, wrought In scroll work, red and black; the aryoallos, jugs frequently ornamented with ropes and anchors; the fiydaia, or water jar of a very remote period, containing representa tions of birds anil trees; the kalpis, a later lonu of the hydria, covered with the most uniquu and bizarre designs; various archaic amphoric, some roughlv painted in browu with men and birds, aud some red-glazed, with divinities designed la black: the glazed kylix, or cup, with blue designs 011 a red grouud; and tne krater, a large wine vessel, which has (luted handles and dentins in red and blue, aud walch resembles the Italian "vase of the Campa nia." Amoag the miscellaneous articles not herein otherwise specified are to be discovered terra-cotta plates, flower-enamelled, of Persian origin; stone lions upon the Mlhir or winged sun; yellow pottery of jfhe period MM B. C., with a ground or ash-col.>r, painted red and brown, with geometric ligares; jugs witb treioil bps and strainers; vases with double handles, resting on four loops, painted in brown sud red, with masks and birds; earthen bowls with turquoise-blue glaze; Roman lamps and Egyptian scaraoei; gold, silver, copper and bronze coins, Lusignian, Venetian, Byzantine, Roman, Judacan, Ureek, Oyriote and l'toleinaic, which serve to render more complete the links gathered up by the numlsmiatic student. In stone, the statues of Phoenicians, Assyrians aud Egyptians are most remarkable, in addition to objects in terra-cotta already specilled, we might mention also tku Phoenician heads of the same ma terial, some with casques; Immense Assyrian heads, with the beards In bags; ire-worshippers and their sacriticial victims: vases there are, four icct high, splendidly colored red aud black, and, though a,000 years old, as fresh as on their natal day; hun dreds of vases, large and small, many with spouts, tubes and haudles, and some covered with Phoeni cian Inscriptions; a singular Phoenician proces sion, which consists of a horseman with water jars, a chariot with musicians, two donkeys carrying baskets, and a lady, a gentleman and a warrior; unci terra-cotta houses, with heads at the windows and people at the doors. Some ol the Ureek vases are Assynau lu character, aud represent chariots containing two men, one driving ann the othor drawing a bow. But the statues will, perhaps, prove to the average mind more Interesting than auy other portion 01 the antiquities, and we shall proceed immediately to describe them, and then take up In turn the varions departments until the list is concluded. The reader must bear in mind that very oiten where we speak of individual ob jects those objects are to be taken as types of an extensive class, amobg which countless modifica tions may exist. TnK STATtTES. iirp evcloueau In proportion, and mauy art hc.oic. ^mZ/wree of mutilation is visible on many. It is tiu'se which General di Ceenoia intends to range ali K the HiVles oi ttie conservatory. This work has not, of course, yet been (lone, and w 111 prob ills rmr Arts sbujb ? SX JSS5S ft hSTi &'"????J?? SK ?p.ssssftff Sfflw S'ZvKmSiS; Mriv^Tjrr?AV!o!s srssw? ssras ? un inaci lotion, the beard is lu four portions aau pnc?sed and the head is adorned with an Assyrian . This statue Is supposed to i>e nearly fwr ??&, ? yearn old, aud to represent a high nOest ofy Istatan ' Another splendid statue u uu heroic Hercules, tlio foot naked, the arms bare and macular, the beard curled, the head heliueted and the bo< y ^?},pl?grcll! garment. An enormous head 01 iiercuics wears a helmet representing the head of a 'Ion. This head belongs to the Phoenician type. Aiimuk the Kgvpvlaii types is a magnlflclent female figure bearing the lotus. The Greek types are namerous. We flnii among them life-size pictures ?f the Mat. rinnf.1.. ueriad with laurel-bouud heads and c>m I,an in me left hind; a SiSaW.Srau'MSi.J! tniielri* nla\lng an the double flute; exquisite statue^'of children and youths, a sculptor with his implements, the priests of Aphrodite and nnmer ousP balUrel,eib, bhung the moilt remarK.aWe ?f whirh ih ii herdsman with cattle. All intse statves are nude from the hard, c?'caJeo"^"ti,I1? rv nf art from 6W to 200 U. 0., and those a .tTia iaore thoroughly classic from JoO B. C to the present era. Their fresh condition is miraculous. They seem to j* ??ew fromi the rhiMfi so neriect are color and outline, remaps thev aVw uot el extraordinary merit as sculptures, but many have an extremely noble air and betray flno work. The Cypriote type ol countenance s reoroduccd?the large eves, high cheeks, straight no?y. Draiectlng and rounded chin, small mouth aud full hps which distinguish the Cypriote of the presr "a" Sometimes the lips are colored red; ?<iB?etim"s :>e entire statue Is so colored, and a wet auon 'rings out the hue moro clearly. Some oi the inscn ,Hons on the statues are believed to lie in the n <*ve Cypriote language, for their char acters are not Assyrian, or J'luenlclan or Greek. | The type ol the early statues is exceedingly Btlff, the arms not being separated ttem the sides. In later lorms the arms are separated. These pe ?nWarlties together with the trimming of tho i beard the curl of the hair, the folding and pattern of the costume tho Tarious emblems and devices and U,e s t rl "ing ty pe s o f countenance arevolu.ues m store ol tlio most absorbing interest. v\hatwe have mentioned here will give but a poor Idea of them The general public will have to wait "hl'l Tiovt'Auinist. There are three faces which bear a striking resemblance to the Klrst. Napoleon, i Urutus aud Mayor ilavemeyer. respectively. " Tim EAKTllKN WAKK. Among the earthen ware are small amphonr, i wit Hat handles, one side of the neck ornamented with a human face In basso-relieva; height I Hi/lit inches; abbas ornamented with horizontal ' and undulaiod lines and geometrical patterns; vases in the shape of a bowl, withcheckersand I concentric rings crossed by arrows, small ny dTi?- large cantharli, painted both inside and nntside with shields and arrows. Theso cantharli are seven iSchcs in diameter; others are orna mented with two Phoenician capitals, Ver.v able lor the history of art. They are six and three quarter inches In diameter. ot,lc?'^j^'winns ornaments imitating the shape t!>e four wlnts of a windmill. There Is a cantharus. with strip< ? and leaves; one wltt ornaments resemollng the Indented square (qiuulratum inciuum) of ancient medals; om with similar ?rnan.e.w and loiiage one with concentric rings, *"(' th*in I cantharus, with ornaments resembling the in I dented square referred to above. A barrel has a lunnel-sliaped neck. One Is ornamented with con centric rings and squares and a thlid Willi colors admirably preserved. A large globular oenochoe or Jng, one of the most curious tPlumlclan vases found in Cyprus, repre sents a bearded Egyptian, either a pnost or a king, advancing toward the right, wearing a pointed bat, a necklace and apron with square designs. In bis right hand ho bears a sceptre, sometimes, but improperly, called the sceptre of cucuptui. In his left a bird. Hefore htm Is a small tree. The height oi the oenochoe Is nine Inches. An oenochoe ot large size represents a hclmeted warrior turning towards the left, and piercing a bull with his spear. The Wood is flowing lroui the wouud and over the bull a bird is hovering. The field is strewn with rosettes and fictitious in scriptions. The height Is nine inches. An other oenochoe represents a large hawk, orowned with tlio jmhent, aud bear ing a little bird in Its beak, Rosettes and ar rows are m the field. The height is eight and a half inches. Other oenochees represent an aquatic bird llylng towards the right, a bird with outspread wings a goose with concentric rings crossing each others, three trees and four st>ears. triangles, arrows and signs resembling the Indented square of aui lent medal*. Then there are oeuochoes with concen tric rings, foliage, heads ornamented with neck liices aud ornaments of the earliest Orjcntalstyle, with hlack and red colors on a reddish clay. Aa admirable proclious Is ornamented with lozenges, the high bundle imitating the head Ttio height is ten inches. An interesting gourd, thirteen inches high, Is covered with geo I "a1 very peculiar gourd is one omamented wlth ' a small figure rising lrom the body, and apparontly representing a goddess. There are pater* ?nd vases without number; flanons, with open work handles; a small cyathns, ornamented with a hull s head and pierced with a hole for suspension, and a smtll colander, with wide borders and two han dles Among articles of this order Itelonging to the ancient style of art are an oenochoe, with a ?pout I ike that of a watering pot and a twisted handle la shape very rarely louud). ten iBO&eC high; a lekvthus, In the Ah ape of a man with his hands on his breast; vases, bull-shaped and with eyes miaul; oenoehoes of globular form, orna mented with the masks of lions; egg cup*, with double handles, and patera;, ornamented with open work triangles. ki.d and black olazid wark. These are ornamented with indented designs, ancient style. Anions them are to be loitnd amuhora\ globular and otherwise; lekytht, with three leet, and in the shape of birds and animals; vases of various shapes, including the iclokuUr; oenoehoes, with flat handles, aud gourde, with double necks and twisted handles. RED WAKB, WITH BLACK TAINTiM) ORNAMKNTS. Large and small cups, globular oenoclioes, with concentric rings, aud ?enochoosof an extremely ancient style, ornamented wit# small ilgures arising frain the body, and gourd-sliaped vases without number constitute this variety of ware. UNI. LAZED wark. In this department the searcher will encounter wine amphorae, vases of greatly contrasting shapes, in the shape of pears, covered with lozenges, and painted cups. Among the most re markable ?i is one in Ureek style, black ami purple, on yellow ground; a stag grazing and a bird wiili woman's head and outspread wings, the loot missing. LAMPS. The collection of lamps is very fine. We have a Cupid on a goat, Pegasus, two figures before au altar, a panther's skin, wreaths ollvy and birds, a graduated basin, variously stamped flowers and a ?irl kissing a young man, beneath then a caducous of gray clay. TERRA-COTTA STATUETTES. Among these are discernible two small figures with conical bases. One of these figures repre sents a musician playing on a doable flute, l'he colors are black and red. A Cyprian Venus wears a movable earring, both bands resting under the bosom, the details balng scratched with a graver. Another Cyprian Venus, crow tied, wears a rich neck lace, aud leans against a slab. The feet are broken. The height is seven aud three-quarter Inches. There is also a small grotesque Hguro of a child. A group represents a young niau wearing a petasus aud leading horses, the head of one or the horses belntr broken. A goddess, Kuratrophas, seated on a throne, carries a enlld In her arms. The height Is three ana a half inches. What remains of a statuette indicates a young wanan with a diadem, wearing a brooch, necklace, and earrings, and carrying in her hand a patera raised to her breast. A bearded man carries a ram on Ins shoulder. Three small figures preseut us with a young woman dressed in an ampecbonium and two VenuBes, with triple necklaces, pressing doves against their bosoms. The statuette of a woman (the oust broken) bears In her right, hand an oblong object, denttlatcd on one side. Botli her arms are ornamented with bracelets, and the two ends ol a long bandlet ap pears under her mantle. This statuette is twelve aud one-half inches In height. The head of a hel meted and bearded warrior lias the hair aud pointed beard curled, the eyes and upper lip being painted black. This is a very precious specimen of archaic workmanship, the Musenm of the Louvre possessing no Cyprian terra cotta of this style. A small head 01 the same kind is still more oareiully executed. The helmet Is formed with riugs of mail; the eyeorows and beard are painted black. A head of Venus wears rich earrings and a turban, ornamented in front with a knob imitating a precious stone. Another head of the same kind wears a diadem ornamented with seven knobs, aud an acorn is attached to the necklace. In one bust of Venus the arms are Indicated merely by stumps. A mask of Venus has wavy hair, and the diadem Is ornamented with eight acorns. 01 vari ous ball's heads several are painted and fixed on conical bases. GREEK TERRA-COTTA KIOITRES Some very curlons spoulmeus are found among the Greek terra-cottas. Wo have the statuette of a woman wearing bracelets and pressing three apples against her breast; a head 01 a goddess wearing a diadem and earrings, which consist of medallions, with trlangalar appendages, and a doable necklace; a flne head oi a veiled woman, the nose and earrings Injured; a statuette of a seated muse playing on a Ivre, the upper part ol which is broken; a young woman suckling a child, whose head Is covered with a cap; a child, prob ably a Cupid, lying down and carrying on his leit arm what looks like a large alabastron; a Hniall head of a Cyprian Venus, veiled and wearing a dia dem. ornamented with rosettes; a small veiled head ol a woman belonging to the earliest Egyptian period, a most admirable and valuable specimen of Greek art, aud a miscellaneous collection of statu ettes or actors, dogs, children, women and vro tesquerie or various kinds. TEKKA COTTA FIUl'RKS OK THE PERIOD OP DECLINE This department Is not so extensive as some of the others. Among the more interesting speci mens are a statuette or a naked child seated; another seated child, dressed In a tunic, holding an apple lu his leit haul and a bird iu the other height ten inches; a similar figure, the boy resting his left hand on his knee; numerous female heads and votive leet; heads or veiled women with neck lares and earlugs; the head of a goddess with the hair curled in the shape of a diadem, and the bust of a young man dressed iu a tunic, aud wtar lug a radiated diadem. ENAMELLED WARE AND PORCKI.AIN. Numerous little Egyptian figures and amulets in blue and yellow porcelain are found iiere; to gether with bowls or white Fayence, with paprrus leal ornaments; busts of Egyptian women, green ground, with black hair; a Mineral statuette or I Osiris, and hieroglyphics, green porcelain; ail en | nmelled vase, green ground, with black inlaid or | naineuts or the Egyptian style. This last-ineu i tioued ornament is the largest specimen known I or tills ware, the height being nine aud a naif inches. GLASSWARE. The most beantllnl specimens of the entire col lection are lound in the glassware, the Greek vases among which are pecaliarlv Interesting. Y\ e And opaque ainphorir, bine, yellow and green; opaque hydriie, blue, yellow, white and green a lorm very rarely met with; opaque alabastrons blue, yellow and white, with transparent white haudlcs; anuulated ainphorie, shaped like the body of a bee, of green glass with brown mouths, the handles ol blue torqnolae; transparent amphora1, with opaque light blue handles, In a perlect state 01 preservation; largo tlagous, pear-shaped, with long necks covered with vreen and blue irides cence; cups with ornaments, in roller, of foliage, and Inscribed with Greek toasts; large bottles with flat fl a ted handles and Indented circlets: smaller vases, with similar handles aud of amber-colored glass; g'obuiar lekythel, with flat handles, some shaped like pears and with the handles crinkled; beautiful bine ilagons, apple shaped, encircled with white spiral linepiu relief; greenish flagons, appie Bliaped, exquisitely irldized with green and dark blue tints; pear-shaped flagons, with dazzling iridescence; ribbed flagons, shaped like a water melon, with funnel-shaped necks, and countless patera; and cups of all shanes, colors and modes of ornamentation, rioine are very light drlnklnir glasses, with ribbed bodies; some are vases, with compressed sides; some are bowls, encircled with raised lines; some are funnel-shaped; some have their bases ornamented with small dots in reller; some vases taper toward the top; tone bear In cised circles, and some glow like vitritled rainbows with a dazzling, metallic-like iridescence. Some of the larne transparent paterae, in an admirable state of preservation, are twelve Inches In diameter, lhere are also short sticks lor stirring liquids screw-shaped, with rings. These were aU found in the necropolis or ldaliiim. C1IALK ftTONK. No archaeologist can complain lhat the chalk stone statuettes are not very valuable and Inter esting. Among the more prominent examples be longs the statuette of an Egyptian klnir wearing the pschent the hair ornamented with two aspics* h an'1 r, HUn? on the breast, the right hand holding what is evidently a weapon, the leit .eg stepping forward. The leet are broken, the nose aud chin are slightly Injured and there are traces of red paint. ?W figure Is o r a w? f>r thihfJhi'JM?!,' iVery carefu,,v executed and la or the highest Importance lor the study of archieol merely Invite attention to the more prominent members of the clialk-sione group W!lhD ?e r be*utirm Child's head, with a thick tuft of hair behind tne i k iear'i "Ie n"(' mouth painted J. J. -eW.n* t0,H?e ,fircek 8t*le "r best pe I ff0('(Jess, with the head of a rata, seated on fn?!!p?Vi'nU?l?<,re8/led 1,1 a lo"K tunc, exceedingly Interesting to one enamored of the study of the (yprlan mythology; the body of a .love, with the ,on flute, an artistic Bcnlpture of the ancient style. (This stranire metamorphosis of Pan, by-the-bv, Is unknown to antiquaries.) A large archaic head of Apollo, the curled iialr encircled by a bandtlette resembling the lanious bronze of ilcrculaneum; an archaic head ol a bearded man with a laurel wreath, the hair aud heard curly, lound at Pyla; a colossal head or a nian, with a long beard and wearing a wreath or laurel; a remale head crowned with a wreath of laurel of the flne?t Greek style; the head of a Greek girl, sculpture of the time of Alex ander the Great; the head of a young man, with wreath of laurel, eyes, Hps and hair painted red. In a npiendM state of preservation; a Icautlful fe male head, with wreath or follaire and curled lialr; two neadH, otus of a boy wearing a peta.sua and tH0 other of a girl wearing a cap; an archaic bust of Apollo, the hair curled, the diadem ornatcented with seven rosettes; archaic bust of a goddess, wearing the Egyptian calantica, rich earrings aud a necklace, with a bulla, and an archaic female head, with the hair hidden under a sakkos and ear rings in the shape or rosettes. Besides these thore are sphinxes holding basins, vase handles, ending in ranis' heads; doves billing, votive eves and feet and busts of boys, young men aud girls. jewelry. A largo proportion of the jewelry was fonnd In the tombs or Idallum. There are to bo round among these selections gold diadems, with Egyp tian stamns (two figures holding a lotas branch). 8,;ara{'?U8 8el ln T"1(1i diadems stamped m (,ot8' ??'en and rnyrtlo l^?!'^nPCk'RCe8 of K*ld an'' ?mail polished ?!Z ;, .r,nll,n1.m'from a K0"1 foond In a thL ? . 0 centr?' medallion representing ? **'de88 '?'"tuna; necklace medallion, with representing the head of Diana: r i,:e^nt,n" lH!a(l8 01 Medusa, engraved it raMM h.. wlth the hagt ,,f ^acuTaplaa: With cr*8la|. Children's finger rings, sr SrvrsT js Mil .. aSi; , tSfeJSHSS.! *?.? ssunss^tsssaiiSsfS: swans, cornelians and pastes; small sold Oirures represcutinr naked children with their croMed over their breast*; openwork earrings, crescent-shaped, representing doves pecking ber ries from trees; earrings in the shape of knots,

wreaths and Cupids, with pearls set In geld ro settes; masks and vases in glass paste and cu riously enamelled; also linger rings, amulets and playthings ot glass, spoons, nulrpius, and bracelets of silver aud alabaster amphora. OONOMratOM. The western wing or the house will be devoted to a loan collection, oouHtsUng for the most part of valuable pottery, bronzes and pictures. To these we shall be obliged to return on another occasion, merely saylug at present that these contributions have been kindly made by Messrs. w. 0. Prime, .-s. P. Avery, K. Mathews, M. Howland, 8. L. M. Bar low, Robert Gordon, Robert Hoe. Jr., waiter Brown, A. G. Mongand, Alexander Stewart. M. K. Jesup, L. Tuckerman and others. Too much honor cannot possibly be yielded to Mr. John Taylor Johnston, President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who had the sagacity and conrage to purchase the Cyprian antiquities included In the east wing. This gentleman may, indeed, be said to share the prestige won by General di Cesnola. Much of the method and celerltv with which the arrangements have been carried out is also due to Mr. W. 0. Prime, Mr. P. W. Rhinelander, Mr. Theodore Weston, Mr. Kussell Hturgis, Mr. William J. Hoppin, Mr. Robert Hoe, Jr., and Mr. Henry G. Marouand. Unless the trus tees change their minds'a private reception will be tendered to the press to-morrow, and Huch of the antiquities as have been made ready (a small proportion of the whole) be thrown open to the public next Monday. We believe General di Ces noia returns next August to the duties of his Con sulate, with an eye to future excavations. A CRAVEN CHEAT. An English Lady Victimized by ? Broad way Swindler?He Make* Love First and Then Makes Tracks with Her Money?Her Destitution?What She Thinks of America. An English lady of education resolved to quit the effete atmosphere of Britain and seek In tills New World an agreeable abode where she might enjoy her moderate Income and add to her slender an nuity by teaching music In St. Louts. She arrived in New York on Sunday evening by the Inman steamer Washiugton, and became so rapidly Ac quainted with metropolitan society that she came to the Herald office yesterday morning to relate bow she had placed her confldence and money in the hands of a Broadway villain, who, it Is need loss to say, has stolen both. Mrs. B. (she requests that her name be withheld) Is London born, and a sprightly, dark-eyed, intelligent widow, believing too much in men, particularly in their protesta tions of civility and disinterested kindness. She had heard in London that in America you must be OFF-HAND WITH KVKltY BODY; that our democratic institutions had produced a general atmosphere of benevolence, snch that a mere claim of friendship on the part of a total stranger was only indicative of a sense of social duty. It is not surprising, therefore, that when she landed and drove to the Revere House, ac companied by a travelling friend, Miss Wood, an English maiden lady, now in her last half century, that she became victimized the following evening by a low thief named Brown, who hung about the hotel. Mrs. B. was drinking tea with Miss Wood on Monday evening, when a dark-complexioned man introduced himself at the table and professed to take an interest in the English ladies. Yielding to what they considered "the true American style," they chatted with him, and he linally asKed THE ACCOMPLISHED WIDOW If she would accompany him to Nlblo'B. She re fused. He persisted with considerable zeal. She again declined. At last she consented, and they went, ana afterwards took supper In a public res taurant, the situation of which she does not now romember. Mrs. B. says:? "He made violent love to me and pretended to wish to marry me; but his entreaties did not mako the faintest impression. His kindness inspired mo with confidence, however, and, being alone, I did not repel nls attentions. You know what It Is to be alone in a foreign land, withomt a friend or acquaintance. He swore that wherever I went there he should go, and that my happiness was his only oblect in life. These declarations unused me, because the man was Ignorant, and said he was an actor and a gymnast, and neither his manners nor his conversation indicated that he was other than A VERT COMMON AND VULUAH PERSON 1" "What became of Miss Wood?" "Oh, she was going to Philadelphia yesterday morning. She had been very kind to me, aud had acted the matron on board the Washington. Alter breakfast 1 went out to get my draft cashed at Fargo's. It was lor the sum of ?30 sterling. As 1 was leaving the hotel the man Brown followed aud joined me and said he would go with me. As I had every confldence In htm I did not object, i got the money all right (over one hundred and ltfty dollars), and asked him to put it in his pocket, because 1 had NOT TITE LEAST SUSPICION of bis good intentions. When we arrived opposite Oould's restaurant, he said he wished to inquire for some letters at the Post Office in Nassau street, and I said I would like to have htm and make Inquiries for me. According to his invitation I remained outside on the sidewalk In front of Oould's. He went lor the letters, and has never returned." "So you are left destitute f" "Entirely so. 1 have not enough money to buy a loaf of bread with. He tosk almost my last penny. 1 do not know what In the world to do. I cannot pay my hotel bill, and they do not trust strangers at the Revere House, lmust accept aid from what ever source It comes. If 1 had money I would go back to England immediately." "You are tired of this country ?" "Yes: at least one hundred men have Insulted me In the street in the last two days. Thieves and vagabonds seem to be everywhere." Mrs. B. has the appearance and demeanor of a perfect lady, and deserves the attention and aid or the community, as she Is now In a state of com plete destitution. She may be found at the Uevere House. THE BBOOELTM ORPU11 ASYLCH. Celebration of the Fortieth Anniversary. The Orphan Asylum Society, of Brooklyn, held their annual meeting yesterday afternoon at the institution, on Brooklyn and Atlantic avenues, and last evening celebrated their fortieth anniversary. The building was thrown open to the public, and there were a large number of visitors present. The guests were entertained with singing and recitations by the little ones, and refresh ments were provided at the usual rates. The Corresponding Secretary submitted an Interesting report. He says in referring to their last anniversary, when they had Just taken possession of the new building, congratulations and good wishes, some of which took a very mate rial form, were the order of the afternoon and evening. The managers, though weary in body, were light of heart aud entered upon the new year of this work with fresh courage and renewed zeal, strengthened and made hopeful by the warm sym pathy of their friends and patrons. At this date there are 234 children sheltered within the home our asylum has made for them. The wnole num ber received during the year has been 188, and 113 have been discharged. 102 taken by friends, and eight have been provided with good homes. Three have been adopted into highly reputable families, iseml-annual communication is endeavored to be maintained with all tho indentured chil dren, and from many of them we receive words of grateful love, which ricnly repays the care given them while with us. Five of our little ones have been gathered Into the Oood Shepherd's fold?four from diseases peculiar to young children, and one. a boy of ten years, from a sad accident, which for many weeks threw a deep gloom over our way. Mr. Chittenden was thanked for assuming the mortgage of |7ft,ooo and for his contribution of $1 ,000 t oward the support of the Institution. The entire cost of the asylum buildings, grading, fenc ing and flagging has been |iu9,4iw 30. The house Is furnished for tho accommodation of 2M> children, and all bills of every description against the so ciety are paid, with the exception of an assessment lor sewer of about $5,600, toward which $2,8uo are pledged. Several clergymen wlo were present made In teresting addresses upon the work of caring for the little friendless ones and the necessity of every one taking an interest in the institution and dilng what they could to support It. The following officers were clected lor the en suing year:? First Directress, Mrs. J. B. nntchlnson; Second Directress, Mrs. A. H. Dana; Treasurer, Mrs. John W. Mason ; Recording Secretary, Mrs. E. T. Wood; Corresponding secretary, Mrs. Charles Flncko. Executive Committee?Mesdames Demas Karnes, L. S. Rurnhain, 8. B. Chittenden, B. W. Delamater, Charles Plncke, L. M. Kollock, E. B. Litchfield, John J. Merrltt, John W. Mason, A. L. Merwin, Asa Parker, R. W. Ropes, Charles F. Rhodes, Joseph Spinney, J. Schooley, E. D. White, J. P. Whitney, John s. Ward, E. T. Wood, with the first and second directresses ex-qgkio. Board of Advisors?S. B. Chittenden. A. H. Dana, B. W. Delamater, James W. Elwell, Jonn Halsev, John B. Hutchinson. E. B. Litchfield, John W. Mason, James L. Morgan. Counsel?A H. Dana. Physicians?J. W. Hyde. 188 Sctiermerhorn street, attending physician; S. Fleet Spier, 102 Montague street, consulting physician. NEVADA GAMBLERS EXTERMINATING ONE ANOTHER. VntoiNiA Crrr, Nev., May 20,1873. A shooting affray growing out or a game of cards occurred in a saloon In Mda Valley, Lander county, on the 12th Inst, in the coarse of which a desperado named Oeorge Childs shot and killed two Innocent bystanders named John Duffee and Hagh Scott, and was tiiwse'J IgUled instantly by an unknown bystauder. AET HATTERS. Somerrille Art Gallery?Important Bale ?f Pic tares To-Mlfht. To night and to-morrow night are to t>e occupied, at the Momervllle Art Caller/, KlftU avenue and Fourteenth street, in the public disposal of 170 modern oil paintings in the possession of Messrs. W. K. (O'Brien * Brothers. We are aware that an auctioneer's wit, tact and humor are sometimes employed to sugar the artistic pill which the docile public u expected to swallow, aud we are there tore peculiarly glad that the pending occasion is one in whlca the exercise of these gifts will not be necessary for any sueh purpose. For, although some of the paintings are Infelicitous in theme and not so successful in expression as could be wished, a large proportion are from accomplished artists, and tell us in an in teresting manner something valuable about na ture. Among those whloh are to be sold to-night Is an exceedingly unpretending Uttle work by Edouard Larue, which has probably attracted much less attention than la Its desert, it is en titled "Twilight on tne Seine." The dark masses of foliage are shone upon with a grave, quiet and solemn light, and the arcliod space of the heavens is indicated with considerable truth. But we greatly fear this Is not considered one of the "star" pictures of the exhibition, though we could easily mention more than one ot these that are inferior to it in sentiment and delicacy. Mr. W. B. Beard's "Delectable Mountains," which shows this artist in one of his more retlned aud spiritual moods, is affectionately and health fully treated, is excellent iu composition, pure and forcible. As in literature <take the case of Krck mann-Ohatrian, for instance), so in art we occa sionally meet with specimens of Siamese twlnship, among the most pleasant of whicn are Van lloorde and van Severdouck. "Landscape and Cattle" (No. 58) is by these artists, and consists of a group ot sheep ana cows grazing In au opeu space be neath treeB. The foliage and the vegetation have pecltto character, and tne scene is infused with that life which relates to ub the gradual und unre mitting processes of nature. But still the picture is more eloquent as a representation ol facts in nature thau as an expression of thoughts in the artist. David Col's "Wine Tasters," Is full of that quaint unction and geniality that are Justly admired iu so many of this artist's works. A wine dealer and one ot his customers are testing the quality of a certain vintage. The racy importunity of the dealer and the wary reticence ef the purchaser are llnely ren dered. Sapidity has seldom been better expressed. Among otuer mentlonabie examples to be sold to night are "The Prayer," L. Lambert, once the prop erty of Napoleon III.: "The Armenian Mother," Charles Brun; "Ihe Old Tinker," Franz Uelnke; "A Kiss, Mother," B. Fraastadt; "Riches and Pov erty," Charles Verlat; "Visit of the Toy Dealer," L. Tannert: "Landscape and Cattle, Karly Morning," H. C. Bisphain; "The New Doll," Joseph Aurray; "Feeding the Coat," Von Seben, and "Giving the Countersign," Julian Scott. Among paintings which are not indicated in the catalogue, but which will be sold either to-night or to-morrow, are "The Flemish Pirates," by karel Ooms, of Antwerp; a picture after Gerard Dow, representing a woman selling fish, and one by David CoL entitled, we believe, "Do You Remem ber?" and showing an old couple watching with affectionate Interest a young man and woman making love. Was it not Solomon who said that the way of a man with a maid was one of the three things that were too wonderful for him? This Uttle gem by Col Is a piquant Illustration of the fact. Karel Oom's "Flemish Pirates" has already been described in these columns. It is Intensely dramatic, full of character aud rugged power, re markable lor the vigor and picturesquesness of its grouping, and gives expression to an uncommon thrilling theme. To-morrow evening's sale is even stronger than to-night's. Dommerson has a "Coast Scene," forcibly rendering the wild disorder or the waves as they are beaton back from a rocky snore. Do Buel's "Shepherd and Flock" is so thoroughly ex cellent as to Justify the conviction that, had he not prematurely died, he would have done better things in even a better manner. In "Evening Alter a Storm in Brittany," by Gustave Brion, a streak of red and yellow light edges the mountains in the background. This streak is bordered by high banks of lurid clouds, through a rilt in which break some blended reminiscences of fair weather. The picture is prolilic of shadow?the damp shadow and bracing coolness of a passed off storm. William Hart's "September Snow" is one of the richest and most audacious weddings of color that have ever left even his easel. It belongs among the most successful of the many daring matrimonies of the palette which his brush has brought about. Some extremely character istic paintings by Kuwasseg jl/.t, and a very bril liant combination of moonlight and market-light, rather Van Schendelons, by Rosierse, are conven tional subjects unconventionally treated. Eugene Verboeckhoven's "Stable, Sheep, Interior," is marvellously beautiful, wonderful alike for the incomparable fidelity with which every spicula of hay Is rendered, and for the truthfulness with which specific character aud individuality are given to the sheep. We have the gloomy aud saturnine wether, the amiable ewe, tne hungry ram and the drowsy first-born cuddled by its mother?a specimen of ovine portraiture scarcely equalled in this country. Then there arc one or two reilned little gems by Meyer von Bremen; Coomans' "Pompeiian Girl," sweet aud spiritual, yet flavored with sensuousness; "Childhood," freshly breathing from the hand of Bouguereau, and David col's "The Neighbors," in wnich a less poetic Maud Mullcr than Whittler tells of seems on the point of yielding to tne rustic who, pipe m hand, makes love to her across the fence. TR0TT1IG AT DEEUFOOT PARK. In the face of a threatening southeast storm and a most disagreeable, cold atmosphere prevailing at the time of leaving the city for Deerfoot Park yesterday afternoon, there was a very good attendance. The sport offured by tbe "live" managers of that institution was two trot ting races, the first for horses that had never beaten 2:40 and the other for horses that had never been inside of three minutes. The first trot had six entries and five starters. These were Dan Mace's brown mare Alice Brown, W. Thomas' bay gelalng Slippery Dick, Dr. Hearn's gray mare Buttertlv, L. 8. Sammls' sorrel gelding Brandy and John Spian's brown mare Molly Barker. J. A. Munday's gray gelding, the other entry, did not pat in an appearance. Dan Mace's mare wan favorite at evens against the field previous to the start, anil afterwards at any adds required. Dan won in three straight heats. The second event was a funny affair, and mnch enjoyed bv the spectators. Nine entries were made for it, unu seven came to score. These were Ueerge Wright's gray ware Village Maid, Dan Mace's black stallion Young Plllinghfta, Iwlke Roger's sorrel mare Red Rose, 1. Denton's brown gcldtng Unex Jected, 0. Hopkin s bay mare Jennie C., Jotin E. arvis' gray gelding Blue Dick, and J. H. Phillip's sorrel gelding Lew. Dan Mace's horse was the fa vorite, Village Maid the second choice and the other horses sold in the field. At tho word to get away Village Maid left the crowd, and, keeping in front under a pull, won the heat easily, distancing all in the race except Dan Mace's Fllllngnam; and i?.m sal a. when he pulled up in front of the stand, that he thought the mare could just as well as not have instanced htm. Two more heats were trotted, however, V illage Maid winning easy. Rain set In alter the tlrst heat, and continued un til the sport was over, dampening the spirits of the spectators and spoiling many a Spring over coat and shiny hat. The fallowing are the summaries of the two events Durfoot Pari, L. I.?Trotting.?May 21.? Purse $200, for horses that have never beaten 2:4u; mile heats; best three in five, in harness. D. Mace's oh. m. Alice Brown 1 1 1 W. Thomas' b. g. Slippery Dick 2 2 3 Dr. Ileum's g. in. Butterfly 5 3 2 John Splau's br. m. Molly Barker 3 4 4 L. S. Satnmls's. g. Brandy 4 5 5 J. A. Munday's g. g. Avalanche dr. TIMK. Quarter. Half. Mile. First heat 38 1:18 2:43 Second neat 40 1:20 2:40 Third heat 41 1:21 2:43 Same Day?Purse lioo for horses that have never beaten three minutes, mile heats, best three in five, in harness. 0. Wright's g. m. village Maid Ill D. Mace's blk. s. Young Tlllinghnm 2 2 2 1. Donovan's br. g. Bogus Charley dr. J. Denton's br. g. Unexpected dts. J. H. Phillip's s. g. Lew ills. J. E. Jarvls' g. g. Blue Dick (lis. G. Hopkins' b. m. Jennie O dm. John Martin's b. g. Modoc ,lis. M. (lodgers' s. m. Red Rose dis, TIMK. Quarter. Half. Mile. First heat 42 1:22 2:52 Second neat 4"> 1:88 2:66 Third heat 44 1:271,' 2:.Y2 In our horso notes yesterday of the performance of Mr. Bonner's mare Pocahontas the figures made 1:07^, when it should have been I:u4'4 for tho half mile. THE DRUMMOND MINE DISASTER. The following communications, with the amounts of subscription named in them for the benefit of the sufferers by the Drummond colliery explosion in Nova Scotia, have been received at the Hkrald office:? tin DOLLARS for tup. VICTIMS. TO the EltlTOR or Til K II krald Please and enclosed floin aid of tho miners' fund referred to to yesterday's Dapor. Yours respect fully, y ^ <}. A. L. FIVE DOLLARS fro* PENNSYLVANIA. Lancaster, Pa., May 19, 1873. To the Kditor of Tits Herald:? Dear Sir? Knclosed please find |5, all I can spare, which please place to account of Drummond mine sufferers. 1 would be glad to give more, but have not got it to spare. Please accept this from a daily reader of tlie best newspaper in the world. O, ?I i>. THE NEGRO MURDERER. Interview with Jackson in HLa Cell at Eel!era* Hospital?Ho Donbt u to His Reoorery? Gloomy, Silent and Stubborn, He Refuses to 8ay Anything Bnt "No"-He Knows Nothing of Brown, the Han Who Informed the Polioe of His Hiding Plaes?His Mysteri ous Companion in Crime. A STRANGE COINCIDENT* The Interest to the case of Jackson, the negro who murdered bis mistress, Caroline McDermott, and was arrested \>j the Douce on Monday, is still on aba ted. The excitement regarding the rntn who Is mentioned In connection with the case by Jackson has Increased, and many and strange are the opinions as to who this man 1*. There are not wanting colored people who favor the Idea that Brown, the man who Informed Captain McCullongti of the whereabouts of Jackson, Is the identical individual that induced toe murderer to cut his throat. The general opinion, however, Is that this mysterious person whom Jackson wishes to Identify with the tragedy Is a mere chimera of his disordered fancy, and that he mentioned him to distract attention irom himself. The police have as yet failed to find this "white <black man," whoa Jackson declares Induoed him to cut his throat, and their opinion is that there is no snch person as he Mpeaks of, as he (Jackson) was not a man to allow any one to come between him and his women. The detectives take great pride In the capture of Jackson, as It proves the theory they started regarding the blood In the outhouse. They maintain that the blood found In the outhouse was that of the murderer, who attempted suicide after he discovered that he had killed tae woman, aod that his body was carried away by his friends and burled If he was dead, and if not It was concealed In some house adjacent to the scene of the tragedy. The proprietor of the saloon at the corner ol Hous ton street and South Fifth avenue, where Jackson was found, Is very reticent, refusing to answer any questions regarding bim, who brought him there, who fed him, or at what tlnu? he came. The hang ers-on at the place are aiSo very suspicious of any one who asks any questions regarding their colored brother, and persistently reluse to give auy information regaruing him, although most ol them know him personally. Falling to gleau any Information regarding the murderer, In his own country?so to speak?the reporter went to Beilevue Hospital, where he was received by tho genial Warden Brennan. Mr. Brennan, whose face continually reflects a smile, said he would be happy to afford the Herald man every opportunity in his power to see the prisoner, and impart any Information that he was possessed of. With Dr. Brooks, who has charge of Jack son, the reporter had a conversation regarding the prisoner's condition. The Doctor said that Jackson's wound was not at all serious in Itselt, but that It mlgnt have a detrimental effect on his lungs, as there is danger in cases where the wind pipe has been severed of pneumonia or inflamma tion or the lungs. The cut on Jackson's throat is an UTly one, but does not look as bad as it did when he was arrested, the blood having been washed off and the wound bandaged and drawn together. The cut begins on the right side imme diately under the Jaw-bone, and extends towards the loft side a little over tho median line. It Is a superficial cut, and very little stress was laid on the razor or It would have done its work more effectually. One of the thyroid arteries Is severed, and a slight incision made in the windpipe. Jackson's breath ing is more easy than It was yesterday, he being compelled, by au arrangement of bandages con trived by l)r. Brooks, to keep his head inclined forward, thus closing the cut and enabling him to breathe by the normal method. His cut, although not serious, Is very inconvenient, as he is unable to expectorate, he having partly lost the power over the muscles of deglutition. Strange to say, this loss of power does not work both wavs, for yesterday the patient was enabled to swallow a comfortable meal or beefsteak and potatoes. The. doctor ordered hiin some beer tea, but as he did not like It he drank but little, and the beefsteak and potatoes were about all he ate during the uay. At about three o'clock the reporter, with the Warden's permission, descended in company with Dr. Brooks to the cell in which Jackson is cosflned. It Is on the ground floor of the hospital building, and the window fronts towards Twenty-sixth street. Directly opposite, In a similar cell, McDer mutt, the man who murdered his wile ou Easter Saturday and thea tried to dash his brains out, is confined. McDermott has been in the hospital since May 5, and has so far recovered that he will be sent to the Tombs in about ten days. . A VERY STRANGE COINCIDENCE. A coincidence as strange as it is remarkable la the fact that the name of Jackson's lellow hospltaf prisoner Is the same as that ol the woman he mur dered on Friday night. Jackson does not know this, and it is probable when he is informed It will worry him, as negroes as a class are very super stitious. and liis uncultivated mind may resolve the coincidence Into an omen or the greatest evil. WHAT JACKSON SAYS. When the reporter entered the cell Jackson was lying with liis face to the wall asleep, but at the sound of tne reporter's voice he awoke and glanced around the room In an excited manner. Ills eyes Anally rested on the reporter with an anxious mqulsitlveness, and after satisfying him self that he did not know the stranger he was about to turn again, when the question "How are you to-day, Jackson f" which had awakened him. elicited an answer. He said, '"Bout the same," and then again relapsed into silence. "Jackson, have you anything to say abont Brown, the man who told Captain McCollough where yon were hid ?" said the reporter, "No," said Jackson, rather sharply. "Was he not the man whom you said used t? visit your mistress aud who told you, as you asy, to commit suicide?" Tills question also elicited a negative response; but before answering Jackson looked very intently at his questioner. "Uow did you get to the house on South Fifth avenue, and who brought you there?do you know!"' "No! I don't remember being bronght there, and don't know auy oue who saw me there uuttl the Captain came." The reporter asked Jackson some questions re garding Caroline McDermott, but he would not speak a word, not even yes or no, and, seeing that it was useless to question him further, the topio was changed by the Inquiry, "Jackson, have you heard from any of yonr friends In Foughkeepsle since Friday, or do yon kuow If any of them are in town T" An Interest expressed itself In his face at this question and his absent manner forsook him. lie said, "No, I havn't heard from them, and 1 don'? know whether they are in town or not; they will be, 1 think, when ihey know I am arrested." Jackson told the reporter that before the murder he was in business for himself and was doing well, that he had worked as waiter and servant for many years, that he was born in New York and was twenty-eight years of age. An ottlcer from the Klghth precinct station home has been detailed to watch him. and he will be kept under police surveillance night and day until he Is lit to be removed to the City Prison. IS ASTRONOMICAL POENOflEfOJ. PATCiioorR, L. L, May 20, 1878. To the Editor op tub iikrald:? A singular solar phenomenon was yesterday witnessed in this place which seems worthy of record. At mid-day, just berore twelve o'clock, the sky was clcar, except some few scattering clouds, bat not enough to, In the least, obscure It. A dense circle was observed to surround the sun. External of this circle was a clear, brilliant atmos phere. Within it the sun was Intensely bright, but appearing as if its rays were concentrated within u Riven space, and shone through an opaque substance, which formed a dense bus translucent sphere arotind it. The circle waa distinct and perfect, remaining so for about fifteen minutes, when it broke on the western side and gradually disappeared, can yon explain It T ELIZABETH 0AK.E8 SMITH. Scientists on tha Snhjrct. rroressor K. ogden Deremus, of the New York College, was vlstted by our reporter. He had not seen the phenomenon, bat declared that snch an appearance of the sun was not unusnal, and, whether by day or night, was owing to some sod* ditlon of the earth's atmosphere. The Professor of Astronomy at the New York College said that there was nothing strange about such a phenomenon; that he had often witnessed such, and finally, that, being In his class-room dur ing the day on which It was reported to have oc curred, he had not observed it. The reporter then proceeded to the Central Park Observatory. Professor Daniel Draper, In charge of the ICeteorteglcal Department, had observed the phenomenon, but assign eleven o'clock as the hour oflts appearance. lie said that It was merely a halo, formed by two light clouds In the earth's atmosphere, and that the mock suns?often seen In Winter?wore produced by the same causes, only that, In that instance, the clouds were masses of snow. He said that thoro was nothing unusual la ttw phenomenon.

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