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I T I SWORE BY THE SWORD. -(••fend* of Japanesque Sentiment Interwoven With Artlttlc Side-Arms. The sword as a perssMvl adornment, worked out in the highest forms of decoration, occupies a conspicuous niche In the annal of Japanese history, It was part and parcel of the etiquette of this polite nation, being a distinguishing- insig-nia of rank. With the wearing- of the sword in Japan is coupled much of the poesy, romance and intrig-ue of past centuries. The Japanese lovers swore bi r their swords. It was an implement of fashion with the men of noble blood, as was the fan with the higrh-born women a weapon of coquetry. Only by g-overnmental permission •were swords worn in Japan up to within the last fifty years, and the various types of swords in vogiie represented imperial orders, significant of grade in rank or distinguishing- murks of royal esteem for services rendered. Only the elect of the kin g-dom were vouchsafed the rig-lit of su-ord-wearing-, and it was a punish able offense for any aspiring- plebeian to adept the side-arm, however great his wealth. It is a curious, thoug-h truthful, leg-end of Japanese sword-making- that adeptness in the various forms of fine artisanship descended from father to son throug-h generations. A worker of g-old or an inlayer of metals would be descended throug-h hundreds of years of kindred craftsmen. It was a talent that seemed inborn, and the same sign has remained over a Japanese workshop of this character for several centuries. That'which is of art coassociated with the formalities of the times is of especial interest to the men of high life that may indulge in the fads of connoisseurship their wealth affords them. They plume themselves as students of the social ceremonies in so far as the practical later-day amenities will permit— holding- at the same time the traditions of gallantry and courtliness in marked «steem. For these swords—every one of which lias a story, aside 'from its beauty and antiquity, to commend it—they will naturally feel a keen sympathy. Specimen blades .of the fourteenth, ^fifteenth; sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries will be shown in this rare collection and a close study of . the artistic scabbards and sheaths in precious metal, lacquer and wood will , be invited and will fulsomely reward •those who ean appreciate the objects, for a painstaking scrutiny. The subterfuges resorted to by some of the decrepit old voluptuaries of the more decorative epochs would put to tlush the most advanced nineteenth century fakir of the stage. Tottering and bent with the excesses of a luxuri- r ^-_ojs regime, these aged gallants, who •would not yield up their symbols of rank or glamour of ensemble, found a •way to keep up appearances, as the researches of the sword collection have disclosed. Some of the more ponderous-looking •weapons, bearing.the must elaborate ' embellishment, coupled with a suggestion of ornate heaviness, and made of wood or hollow metal, were worn by the aged gallants of the day, who, unable to support the weight of the dii> lomatic side-arregj sought this expedient as a measure^f keeping up appearances. These examples are by no means the least interesting phase of •-• the collection,. In 1859, when Japan was opened to foreigners, extraordinary changes in the methods of government almost obliterated the old feudal system, with its artistic associations. The passing of the most hallowed of all the appurtenances of _ pomp and pageantry—the cherished side-arm—was compassed but too readily under the altered condition of affairs. -The grandees, old and young, destroyed or made away with rthem, rather than that they should fall •Snto unappreciative hands. The rarest specimens left were speedily culled by astute amateurs or preserved by the state. By this and other means that need not be recounted it is well nigh impossible to-day to make a fine collection of swords, sword-guards and 'metal mountings. The sword-guard (tsuba), by the way, artistically considered, is the chief part •of the weapon, for its decorations form the leading motive of all other ornamentation of the arm. It consists of a flat piece of metal, circular or irregular in shape, pierced in the center by a narrow lanciform aperture. There also swords that have a dagger .set into the handle or the upper portion of the scabbard. They are for service at close quarters and were used with the deadliest effect. -' The range of the uses of the sword •will indeed run the gamut of the emotions of artistic Japan in its most exquisite epochs. It was an, implement of torture; it was the •chosen subject of many an idyl of Japanesque sentiment. The swells of Japan took precedence by their swords and grew chivalrous in the incitement of their utility for jrory deeds into a finical observance of the courtesies, so that duels and street fights were indulged in upon the slig htest provocation, to the portent that the nobility was becoming rapidly decimated; first at the hands of one another and then, if out of royal favor, at the hands of the state. It was not, as a matter of fact, until several prominent foreigners had been slain that an edict wont forth from the •throne against sword wearing. The mandate, however, failed to wean the men of the higher class from so ilxed a tradition, and it was only by the subtle strategy of issuing the right to all the people in the land to induJge in -the theretofore eagerly craved royal boon of sword-wearing, that the practice became obselete.—N. Y. Warld. THE PROCTOR TOWER. of the It Wlll'Be One of the Attractions Columbian Exposition. The building and grounds committee of the Columbian exposition have accepted the design for a tower which we illustrate herewith. The tower, says Electrical Industries, is to be of steel, 1,100 feet high, surmounted by a tall flagstaff. Ten elevators will carry passengers to the top. 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