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Hidden Treasure. STARTLING DISCOVERIES IN EGYPT. A correFpoudeHt nf tlv. Louden "Times" tiuniplms a dworipti™ of a dhu'overy such as has uotiaiUn lo the lot of any explorer since Egypt was opened to European research. Mr Theodore Davis has found a tomb which has never been visist-d or plundered since the age of Ihe 18th Dynasty, and is etil 1 filled with tho iioynl treasures of a time when E<_"yp', war. the mistress of (he Kitpt and ihe source of its supply of god. On Sunday, February 12, his woikmen came across the descending steps of ati mb, midway between tho well known sepulchres of Eam?es IV. and Rnitsts XII. At the foot of the steps was a door out in the rock and blooked with large stone?. FIR3T DISCOVERIES. Oce or two of these having been removed, a hoy was sent through the opening, and quickly emerged with a gaily painted wand of oltice in one hnnd and the yoke of a chariot, thickly blatod with gold, in the other. Tho opening was thereupon widened, and Mr i)avis himself stepped into the space beyond. There tfe found himself at the head of another flight of rock-cut stop?, 20 in number, at the end of which was a second door, also blocked with stones. Here, however, the outer face of the stones was s'iil plastered with the mud on which wore impressions of a l.'oyal seal with rows of fettered captives, while $n one of the lower steps the two basins of coarse red ware were lying, out of which the mud plaster had been taken. Higher up, on one of the steps, was a superb pectoral scarab, while on another step was a broken writing palette of alubastor. It was evident that the tomb had been entered by robbers shortly after its construction; that, having been surprised in their work of plunder, they bad fled hastily, leaving some of the objects they had stolen in the vestibule ; and that since that day it had never again been visited by man. A MARVELLOUS SPECTACLE. The tomb itself was not large, and its walls had never been smoothed or decorated, but it was filled from one end to the other with the untouched and richest soil of ancient Egypt. Mummy cases encrusted with gold, huge alabaster vases of exquisite form, chairs and boxes brilliant with paint and guilding, even a pleasure chariot with its six spoked wheels still covered by their wooden tires, were lying piled one upon the other in bewildering confusion. It was Borne days before the band of explorers could even ascertain the full extent of the treasures which the tomb contained. COFFINS GOLD-COVERED AND SILVER-LINED. The sepulchral chamber is about 30 feet long and 15 feet wide, the height being no more than 8 feet. On the left hand side of the entrance wore the two great wooden sarcophagi, painted black and gold, within which the mummy cases of the occupants of the tomb—a man and a woman—had been placed. The cases themselveß were double, the outer case being completely plated with gold on the outside, except where the face of the mummy was realistically represented, while the inside was lined with silver. The second case was similarly platoil with gold externally, but inside gold-leaf was used instead of silver. On one of the mummies a tew objects were discovered such as were usually buried with the dead. MOST IMPORTANT " FIND " EVER MADE. Although some of the individual objects discovered by Mr Davis may be matched in previous finds, thu discovery, as a whole, far surpasses «ny that has yet been made in Egypt, and is in tact the most important «ver made there, whether we regard the art and richness of the coffins and other sppudchral furniture, or thw wealth of precious metal that has been lavished upon them. The chariot alone, for comple'eaess and be»uty of form, is unique, iho discovery will not only increase our knowledge of the history and customs of the 18t'a Dynasty of Efypt; ib must also materially enlarge ouc conception of the artistic t'Ste and skilful workmanship of the ancient " dwellois by the JSTiie."

Jn Love at Seventy-Seven. "You must be a worthless old man!" cried Mr Paul Taylor, sitting at Marylebone. Whether he had reasou or not mu?fc be judged from the following simple annals, rescued from thu chronicles of that temple of ju-t cc because they are too pood to lose. The old gentleman artdr^ssed was 77. The ehargeagain;t him was of ste ling a can and a quart <f milk. A sergeant who searched his rooms found seven other cans. Tlie ■.eaerablo thitf chieflyremal ked that ihd can sfolr;n that morning was " the first he had bad that week." Poitiocs of an interesting biography were kindly related by the police for the magistrate's benefit. The septuagenarian milk-stealer had in the past been sentenced to Beven days' imprisonment— for what offence was not stated. Since (hen he had been charged with stealing, of all things in the world, the fence rouud a church. The magistrate on that occasion fined him, and the anticlimax is that the clergyman payed the fine! Mr Paul Taylor was not sure that he heard aiight. "The clergyman paid it?" he repeated. He was assured that it was •o, and was further informed that there was "a woman at the bottom of this." " What I" said the magistrate. " And he aged 77 ?" ThatjJU so, too. Two months, without the " hard."

To be Depended Upon. • ♦ BECAUSE IT IS THE EXPEDIENCE OF A CITIZEN AND CAN READILY BE INVESTIGATED. A stranger lost in a large city would place far more dependence on the directions given him by a local resident than on the bjuidance of another stranger like himself. This is a natural consequence of experience, ifs like a ship in a strange port. A trusty pilot familiar with the harbour, is always called upon to bring her safely to her moorings. So it is with the endorsement; wo doubt the sayings of people living at diataut points because we can't investigate, but public expression of local citizens can be depended on, for it is an easy matter to prove it. Mrs Tutty, cf Seafield Roarl, this town, says :—" I have nothing but g"od to say of Doan's Backache Kidney Pills. In the first place I used them myself for a woak and aching back. This trouble was chronic with me, but these pills cured ir. 1 have been quite free of this pain ever since taking them. Seeing how thoy acted in my ca=e 1 gave them to my daughter, who was suffering from aches and pains all over her, most particularly about the back. Tarn pleased to s.iy that they proved rnotbeanficial in her case us well. Friends of mine who complained of pains in tho back have also used these piils, and they all say thr,t Doan's Backache Kidney Pills have cured them. They seem to suit everybody. I got the pills at the Ashburton Drut; (Vs store. See that the word " backpche "is ia the name. Do not ho satisfied with any imitation of Doan's Pilis. Remember it is Doan's Backache Kidney Pills which Mrs Tutty recommend?, and if you suffer as she did you want the same remedy. Doan's Backache Kidney Fills are sold by all chemists and storekeepers at 3s per box, or will be posted on receipt of price by Foster, McClellan Co., 76 Pitt Street, Sydney, N.S.W. But be sure they are Doan's.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6564, 8 May 1905

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