CYPHER OF THE BLOOD CANAL
MYSTIC ROMANCE OF LOST JEWISH TREASURES.
HELSINGFORS, May 17. The following is an account of the origin of the cypher and of Dr. Juvelius' connection with Captain Parkor's Syndicate, whose excavations in Jerusalem have caused, so much excitement in the Mohammedan world. Dr. Walter H. Juvelius, during his studies for his diploma as doctor of philosophy, interested himself in the study of Jewish history, and pai'ticularly Jewish chronology, and he found traces of what he believed to be a very complicated cypher, which was in part used in the Hebrew texts. He then turned his attention to the Talmud, and found there in the Book of Mischna an indication that, hidden in the Book of Ezekiel and in certain of Moses' books, were valuable sacred secrets which could be declared, to no one. , -
Then he found in the Book of Ezekiel in cypher a description of a secret hiding-place in Jerusalem. The information conveyed in the cypher was: That there was a secret hiding-place in Mount Orphel, certainly containing the Tables of the Law, the temple archives, and the temple treasures. This ■ h'idihg-placb was . connected with the | blood canal used for carrying off the | blood of the sacrificial offerings in the temple. The hiding-place was in connection also with David's city. It is not stated in the cypher that the blood canal and David's city were in direct communication, though this is probable. David's city was on Mount Orphel. The immediate entrance to the treasure chamber was through a cleft down in the rock, which was filled up at the time of the hiding of the treasures, and must consequently first be cleared out by any explorers. ACCESS TO THE SECRET. , t There were three approaches to the water system, and thence to the blood canal. Ono of these was through the temple itself, now the Mosque of Omar, and another near to the Virgin's Well (discovered by Sir Charles Warren). The third approach was at a considerable distance, and in these days unavailable. That the blood canal was of considerable size may be gathered from the fact that at the consecration of the temple 22,000 oxen and 18,000 sheep wore slaughtered as sacrifices by King Solomon. Any exact descniptlion of the supposed contents of the secret chamber would be impossible, but it was understood that the treasure alone to be found there would be worth several millions of pounds. At first the idea of a cypher as discovered by Dr. Juvelius was scouted by all to whom he mentioned the matter. _ He himself had not the means to equip an expedition to prove his theory.. Through the offices of friends in Finland ho was, however, brought, in 1908, into contact with a Swedish engineer named Millen, at that time resident in Copenhagen. Through him a certain Lieut. Hoppenrath, who had explored in the Congo, was interested in the matter, and communications were entered into with Captain Parker, in England. In the summer of. 1908 Dr. Juvelius was called to England, whore the question of a syndicate to examine into the matter was mooted; • A preliminary expedition, to Jerusalem was undertaken, where Dr. Juvelius pointed out the exact place on which, according to his theory, explorations shotild be begun. On his return to England a syndicate was formed, permission being in tho meanwhile obtained from the Turkish Government to carry on the operations. This consont was given platonically. -r. «. „ , The representatives- of -$ie Goveri}-' nient received -half -'pf „ the 'shares of, ,;fcno company;in •consideration w pL jM§p\' t *cphse.nt£ , &, quarter of I tjbe* sharps ''$#& allotted to Dr. Juvelius,' in.'return*ft)r the syndicate obtaining tho right to use his cipher and to, carry out hia plans. The remaining quarter wm> nTlotted to the English members of the syndicate, who undertook to find all tho necessary working capital.'*»>•» . .-<vThis indicate (,was known '.as the J.M.P.V.F. Syndicate for Jerusalem Exploration. The title was taken from the initials of the partners, Dr. Juvelius, Mr. Millen, -Captafn Parker, Mr. Vaughan, and Mr. Fort. Since the time of the formation of the syndicato other persons have heen interested in the matter, mostly financially, /but' their names have not appeared prominently except on the maps of the expedition. The nominal share capital of the company was fixed at £30,000. In August, 1909, the first exeava-, tions-'Svero .begun in the "greatest secrecy aud under various subterfuges as to the real object of the expedition. -About the middle of April Dr. Ju■velius became aware that the efforts to approach the hiding-place from the two outside entrances could not be successful for a considerably longer period.-. It. was his opinion at that time, and he expressed it to the syndicate, that the only course left open to the party to attain their goal quickly was to make an entry direct into the blood canal, .if this could be accomplished. The information received here is to the effect that some, great discovery has been made, and that the prospect of a favourable financial outcome of the expedition is considered to be very good. Firm offers have been made within the last two weeks to holders of the shares, £10 being bid for shnrcn which are of the nominal value of £1 each.
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