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ERMIT OF WABASH
luse to Spend Last Days With
Children in Paris.
vable Old Naturalist Who Lived
Thirty Years in a Cabin Near
Terre Haute, Ind.-F'rom a cabin
rmitage on the banks of the Wa
sh to Paris, France, is the transi
n now being made by a recluse,
own as Captain Roland B. Smythe,
o for thirty years had lived the
e of a hermit, though loving his
Smythe and His Cabin.
ow-men and welcoming them to
solitude of his cabin when they
-ell educated, graduate of the Uni
tY of "Virginia, said to have been
the staff of General Lee, a colonel
e close of the civil war, a confi
of John Brown in the last days
e man from Osawatomie while
ng as an officer in the Virginia
s On duty at Charlestown, the
an has preferred the isolation
life of a naturalist. He never
e a misanthrope, ncr disliked
ce only did he leave his small
1 gg twenty miles below Terre
, pre-empted v4en he arrived
t thirty years ago, and that was
he came to the city to witness
atrical performance, his son be
tz:, member of the compajay. Until
tars ago his children did not
'where he was. Then a woman
4,.ident refinement arriving at
nea tivn, skedfor
S . "at night he said to a
friend: "My children have found me
o~ut, and want me to come back, but I
. want to live out my life here."
Though a ready talker, he never
grew reminiscent to the extent of dis
closing his early life. except ,possibly
*to two or three men to whom he could
trust his secret. One story is that
his name is Caskey. Whatever it is
he has finally yielded to the appeals
of. a son and daughter, who live in
. Paris tg p'ome to them. There is
enough a.uthentic informationl current
in regard to him to furmash a few
. facts concern1ing his life. Besides
there Is his own story of his intimate
connection with John Brown after the
latter was condemned to die for the
raid on Harpers Ferry.
.At the en.d of the war, in 186D.
'ythe, who had been rich, was poor
b 'ken in health. He wished to
aw y from all that reminded him
s ormer life, and, always a na
st lient, he chose a life of sohi
1 the middle west. F~or some
e was on the Mississippi river,
r.e is no definite information as
years ago his houseboat put
Stte banks of the Wabash.
emen on shore asked. "What his
e might be." He repli~d that It
gb be Smiythe."
atain?" they asked, halif in jest,
y soberly replied that it was,
ptIn Roland B. Smythe," and so
be y known for the thir-:y years.
He s now more than elgrity years
oe ut has the appearance of a man
el .fifty. He has still the military
ng first acquired in th~e Virginia
-a and later in the Conifederate
mvte' health improved steadily
Sr he came to the ban'ks of the
r. notwithstanding he sqdatted in
ivi lace where the pioneers suffered
a chills and fever. widely known
he early days as "the Wabash
n--es." He has not been ill a day.
ha without glasses, has a firm
rend the grace- of an athlete.
step did not like publicity or noto
H especially in the pose of a her
riet ut he welcomed visitors. espe
;ihit' those with whom he could talk
'ciall atters worth while. AMked to
.on as a naturalist, if not of his
writ. scences, he replied: "That
remi be a petty satisfaction of van
woul id if I became a successful
ity, it would defeat my purpose of
writ out my years as I am doing."
livi was a few years ago. and.
T enting on vanity, he said: "I
corn not seen my own face in any
have f mirror for eight years, except
kind sturbed reflection of the water."
the ferred to live his song rather
He .to si'ng it.
tha :g will the lovable old man be
bered by those who visited
rem - His gentle voice, sweet tempera
him. sdignified and gracious bearing.
men ad children and showed them
He e ts ofhis own, now grown to
WAS THEI FATHER OF BOXING
Jem Mace Originated Present Style
of Fighting, and Was Invincible
London.-Jem Mace, the English
prizefighter, who 4ied recently at the
age of 79, was at one time worth more
than $1,000,000, but of recent years
has been dependent on friends. Occa
sionally he had appeared in music hall
Mace was born at Beeston in Nor
folk and in his day was one of the
greatest of boxers. His first great
fight was with Bill Thorpe, whom he
beat in 18 rounds. When Tom Say
ers retired from the championship in
1860 Mace was regarded as his legit
imate successor, but his supremacy
was soon challenged by Tom King.
The two met in January, 1862, when,
after 43 rounds, Mace was given the
verdict. For the next ten years Mace
was practically invincible.
Mace Is regarded as the father of
the preserit'style of boxing, because he
is the originator. When the former
English champion entered the profes
sional prize ring the boxers stood toe
to toe, with spikes in their shoes, and
banged away at each other until one
or both dropped to the floor exhaust
ed. At first Mace engaged in this style
of fighting uider the s'o-called London
prize ring rules. Owing to the sturdi
ness of the men of his day he had
little chance at that game and con
cluded to use a style of his own. He
originated his style and for the first
time in the history of the prize ring
was seen fast feinting with both
hands, side stepping and ducking.
Mace wagan artist at scientific boxing
and for that reason beat all his oppo
nents easily. He struck a hard blow
with all his cleverness and time and
again in his battles blinded his oppo
nents with his jabs and hooks. Seldom
did he come out of a bout bearing
a mark of any kind, as he avoided all
the attempts of his adversaries to land,
with his ducking, side stepping and
When Mace originated this clever
style of boxing he feared no man and
was matched with fighters weighing as
ji j / I .';
nuch as 50 pounds more than himself.
n those days his style of footwork,
which he originated, was a revelation
to the enthusiasts. It struck the mar
:uis of Queensberry so forcibly that-he
:aused the present rules to be drawn
up. Mace also may be said to be the
riginator of -the marquis of Queens
berry rules, because his cleverness at
boxing prompted the makers to draw
SOUTHWEST BORDER MARKED
Many 4Varble Monuments Show
Boundary Line Between the
United States and Mexico.
El Paso. Tex.-Between El Paso and
the Pacific coast the boundary be
tween the United States and Mexico
Is marked with marble monuaments.
These are surrounded by steel picket
ed fences, the tops of the pickets bent
inward towards the stone. No. 258,
the western one of the line, is shown
In the illustration herewith. No. 1 is
two miles west of El Paso. From El
A Boundary Monument.
Paso east to the Gulf of Mexico the
boundary is the Rio Grande river. In
cidentally, "Rio Grande river" is a
misnomer, for "rio" means "river,'
while Grande would be translated
-great." Thus "Rio Grande del
Norte," the Mexican name of the
river, means "great river of the
north." while El Paso, in Spanish. is
'El Paso del Norte," or -"The Pass to
Hens in Deady Duel.
Hayton, Wis.-Two hens belonging
to Samuel Vincent of this village
fought a duel to the death over the
possession of a nest. Both became
imbued with the egg-laying instinct
at the same moment and both wanted
the same nest. They fought, with the
STONE IN BLADDER REMOVED
WITHOUT SURGICAL OPERATION
In the Spring of 1904, I was confined to
my bed with kidney trouble and thought
that I would never recover. I took a lot
of medicine but did not realize any benefit
from anything. I finally saw a Dr. Kilmer's
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from my bladder. After passing this stone
my health was very much iniproved and I
have been able to continue with my busi
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J. L. KNOWLES.
Personally appeared before me this sth
day of September, 1909, J. Loftus
Knowles who subscribed the above state
ment and made oath that the same is
true in substance and in fact.
J. W. WHIDDON,
Dr. Ellmer * C4.
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"Yep," replied Farmer Cortossel.
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The manly man makes altogether
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Because of thos8
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"They sell them to the girls for
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A Mosque for London.
It is proposed to erect a mosque in
the capital of the greatest Moliam
medan power in the world. and the
only surprising feature of the project
is that it has not been executed be
fore. The building is to cost ?100,
000, to which the aga khan has al
ready contributed 45,000. The com
mittee in control of the scheme is
presided over by Amir Ali and in
cludes the Turkish and Persian min
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the council of India.-London Globe.
"A burlesque," said the occasional
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"It is," replied Miss Cayenne, "if
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