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a UN. SLOCUM IN BRONZE.
Vresident to Attend Unveiling of the
Statue in Brooklyn.
On Tuesday President Roosevelt will romp to
this city to attend the- unv< lllng of the $30,000
equestrian statue of General Henry W. Slocum,
designed by Frederick MacMonnies, and stand
ing on a commanding site at Bedford-aye, and
the Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. Governor II ig
j-iiis and Mayor McClellan are also among those
invited to the exercises on Memorial Day.
Both the President and the Governor will deliver
eddressea, and the Mayor will accept the statue
< ■ behalf of the city. The statue will be un
■vtili'l by Miss Gertrude Slocum, the fifteen
year-old granddaughter of the general.
The statue is of bronze and of heroic size.
Mounted on a high pedestal It presents a strik-
Ing appearance. The right hand holds a sword
: loft .md in the left are tho reins restraining the
i npatient charger. The gaze erf the general is
fixed on the distance, and Into the whole bear
ing of the figure the sculptor has endeavored to
throw an expression of combined eagerness and
; : ■!:■: purpose such as animated Slocum when, as
. •< lonel of the 27th New-York Volunteers, he led
his r< giment into the fight at the first battle of
Dull Run, in which he was severely wounded, or
\Ui>'!), as a general, he spurred on his troops in
the battles of Gaines's Mill. Malvern Hill, the
6 cond Kull Run, South Mountain, Antietam,
Chancellorsvflle and Gettysburg.
As commander of the 20th Army Corps.
General Slocum took part in the capture and
< i v pat ion of Atlanta, and during Sherman's
n arch to the sea he had command of the left
wSi s until after Johnston's surrender at Dur
1: in Station. Resigning from the service in
i^'i.">. he resumed the practice of law in Brook
lyn. He was elected to Congress in 1868 and
i>7<» and again in ISS4. His death occurred in
Wh< n the unveiling takes place on Tuesday it
•, .'l reveal the statue of a young and vigorous
: and this it is anticipated may evoke some
< ;i' ism from those who knew General Slocum
as a citizen and older man in the post-bellum
days. Those who wore active in the movement
f r the erection of the statue feel that in justice
t the sculptor an explanation on this bead is
The question whether the general should
\.' represented as a young man or as he ap-
THE BULL ABOUT TO CHARGE,
1 . ared In the later years of his life in Brooklyn
received much consideration, and a faithful por
trayal of the general as he was in the Civil War
was decided on, it being argued that the statue
Humid properly be one of General Slocum rather
than of Citizen Slocum.
Ol tli>- general's children one son, Henry W.
Flocuni, of Manhattan, and a daughter, .Mrs.
Kingsbury, of Washington, wife of Lieutenant-
Colonel Kirigsbury, of the army, will l» L present
;!! the unveiling of the statue. Clarence R.
Floeum, another son, is United States Consul at
AN UNFAIR EXCHANGE.
William Jefferson is the most careful dresser
/n the family of the famous actor, Joseph Jef
erfon, He buys bright colored waistcoat: and
gay socks, and it is the delight Of his family to
poke fun at his fondness for clothes. Again
and again he has brought home some new bit
of finery, only to see it worn the next day by
6 >me other member of the family who has
filched it from his room. Last summer the fam
ily spent part of the time at a watering place
which was sixteen miles distant from a town of
any size. Nevertheless, when William saw that
liis trousers needed pressing he was willing to
trolley the thirty-two miles there and lack to
get the job done properly. Just as he started
for the car with his bundle his father, Joseph
J.-iVi ■'.. called him Into his room on the pre
t< in ■.- that he bad an errand for his son to do
In town. Coming out, William grabbed up the
bundle and ran for the car. On reaching the
tailor shop he carefully unrolled the bundle to
display a pair of disreputable trousers which he
never wore except for tramping through the
woods. He was at a loss to account for the ex
change of trousers until he had travelled back
the si\t-":i miles and encountered the smiling
faces of the family waiting on the porch to wel
come him borne.
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATED SUPPLEMENT.
THE BULL AND MATADORS AT CORNELL'S SPRING DAY FESTIVAL.
CORNELL STUNT SHOW.
Remarkable Hull Fight and Other
Pleating Perform ances.
Ithaca, May 27.— A1l Cornell undergraduates
and all others who could spare th<- time were
massed In the campus green in front of SiMey
College list week, where the "Spring T>ay Stunt
Show" was held, to behold the wonders that
could bo produced by th>' university when th?
students had once determined to win renown
In the circus line, it was a concentrated move-
ment by the students to have a general good
time and benefit the athletic association of the
university. This event of events in Cornell col
lege life Is best described by the brief notice sent
out by the committee in charge, as follows: "Be.
Ing a humble effort on the part of the Cornell
undergraduates to have a good time and inci
dentally to extract from themselves and from
their friends a few shekels, to be employed for
the support of their various athletic teams in
their endeavor to bring added glory and i-enown
to their beloved alma mater."
For more than a week in advance rehearsals
had been held, and a little before 11 o'clock on
Thursday morning the assembly of performe-s
which had congregated at a remote end of the
campus started out on their "pee-radC to the
show grounds. The line was headed by the
Ithaca band, followed by a troup of sailors in
whit.-, a bis bullfight was advertised as the
main feature of the day's performance, and the
matadors and all the rest of th.- bloodthirsty
troup were next in line. Little Eva, the "bull,"
was conspicuous by its absence, and the crowd,
expecting to see it led along in triumph, was dis
appointed. It was explained that it was far too
savage to 1"- exposed to the excitement of the
A troup of energetic tramps came next. Their
efforts were principally confined to forcing or
cajolllng tribute from the spectators for tha
privilege of seeing so gorgeous and nretcsttJooa
a spectacle. Another band heralded the ap
proach of a giant giraffe, that towered far above
the beads of th.- common mortals in his vicinity,
ai I rhose bead was supported by a long tish
pole »y an obliging attendant His dignity was
Continued oo eighth nair.-.
A RATTLESNAKE HUNT.
Nineteen of the Fermmoux Reptiles
Caught or Killed.
Kent, Conn., May 27. — There were nineteen less
rattlesnakes in the Schaghtlcook rattlesnake den
wh> n the annual hunt or the SchaghtJcooa Rat
tlesnake Club was over last Sunday, and the
closest can to a fatality in th^ history of the
club was made a matter of record.
The hunt was under th. direction of George
Cbggswell, president of the club, and Dr. John
Monroe, .>f South Kent, assisted by "Shane/*
Wheel* r, of Stratford, Conn. About f\ rty otht rs
Every one was protected by high top boots or
bagging wound about the less and fasti ned with
string. Each hunter carried an asfi pole about
eight feet long, at one end of which there was
a small crotch.
I>r. Munroe was the first to call out: "I've got
a big one!"
There was a scramble over the jagged rocks to
see the first capture. On top of a flat rock aMg
yellow rattler ad been wanning his back in the
sun and Dr. Munroe had pinned him fast with
his fork of ash before he could crawl out of the
While the snake was held by the crotched
stick, about six inches back of his bead, Wheeler
reached down and encircled the snake's neck
"SIIANG" WHEELS DISPLAYING TUB FANGS OF A I.IVI. RATTI LR.
with his hand, directly bark of his head. The
novices shuddered when Wheeler grabbed tha
snake, but when they heard hi.-- reassuring.
"Why. that's safe enough. No danger," they
breathed easier, but it looked dangerous, antl
later in the hunt it did prove to be decidedly
dangerous. The snake was put in a bag and.
rontinortt on rr^hth poc<*.
CHLOROFORMING A RATTLES! COILED TO
A wiu of cotton soaked In chloroform was pre
sented to the sn;tke at tbe cml of a lon^ stick.
The snail struck at it. ar.d his tangs Lccorae
entangled in the cotton.