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NOTED NATIVE-BORN DEAD
He Had Served in the Creek War,
Florida Campaign, Mexican and
There died in Washington the other
day a man noted all over the conti
nent, Capt. Wesley Markwood, who
was presumably at the time of his
death the oldest native-born inhabi
tant of Washington. He at least al
ways claimed to be. He took part in
the Mexican war, and was supposed
to have been killed there, and for
fifty years a grave in Texas bore a
monument erected by his family. He
enlisted under another name, and it
was that man who was killed. Later
he enlisted under his own name,
served throughout the war of the re
bellion and was In the Indian wars.
TJnder the name of Captain Markwood,
and under the name of Col. Samuel H.
Walker, he gained wide renown as a
soldier and scout. The history of hiB
life was kept a secret by him until be
died, only members of his immediate
family even suspecting the real story
of hie past. It was while using the
name of Walker that he was supposed
to have been killed. , I
At the age of twelve Markwood en
listed for the Creek war. He after
ward served in the Florida campaign.
In the spring of 1843 he joined a com
pany of Texas Rangers, under Capt
Jack C. Hays.
In the war with Mexico he played
a distinguished part and his name
was often mentioned for bravery. He
was supposed to have been killed at
the battle of Huamatania, and a coun
ty in Texas was named in his memory
Just how he happened to escape
and his name included among the
dead was never revealed by Captain
Markwood. Not long afterwards he
resumed his former name, and again
enlisted in the army, serving again
At the close of the Mexican war he
enlisted in the navy, and after the
termination of his enlistment obtained
an appointment as non-commissioned
offcer in the Second U. S. Dragoons.
When the Civil war broke out he was
transferred to the Fourth cavalry. In
1864 he became a commissioned offi
cer, and served two years more, later
r-ecoming an agent for the Freedman's
F. S. KEY MANSION IS RAZED ;
Washington Home of Author of "Star j
Spangled Banner" Last of Old
The Francis Scott Key mansion ls |
the last of the old relics of Washing
ton to fall before the scythe of time.
Today its ruins litter the ground and
tomorrow a new building destined to
commercial pursuits will rise upon its
site. Francis Scott Key, the author of
"The Star Spangled Banner," the na
tional anthem of the United States,
built his house upon the banks of the
Potomac shortly after the treaty of
Paris had been signed. It stood in
Georgetown, on what is now the main
street of that city, and in the early
dayB of the city the Key mansion was
a stately house, set in a large garden
which ran down to the main channel
of the Potomac.
The Key mansion, it is claimed, has
never had the attention which it has
merited. On Key's death it passed io
a relative of bis and remained in his
possession for some year6. Later it
passed out of the family. Then came
a period of commercial development
in Georgetown. The old Chesapeake
& Ohio canal was built from George
town, up the river to Harper's Ferry
and beyond. This canal usurped the
garden of the Key mansion, penetrat
ing directly through it and cutting off
the house from the riverside. Then
warehouses and mills of various sorts
were erected along the banks of the
canal. In that period of development
the old time beauty of the Key prop
erty was destroyed, and it never has
Whereas in the old days there was
a fair stretch of garden before the
house, as well as on the river side,
soon M street was produced directly
before the door, and when the house
.was pulled down the doorstep of the
remarkable entry way rested directly
on the sidewalk of that street
Restoring a Masterpiece.
The ingenuity with which clever
workmen restore damaged master
pieces of paintings is shown by the
means taken to rescue a famous Ma
donna by Botticelli. The New York
Tribune describes the process:
The Madonna was painted on a
wooden panel at least 400 years ago.
Recently the wood began to crack,
and it was feared that the painting
would be ruined; but the restorer was
found who Baid that he could save it.
His first step was to paste thin
strips of tusBue paper on the face of
the picture, pressing the paper into
the uneven surface of the paint He
added layer after layer, until a thick
body of paper concealed the picture.
Then the restorer turned the pic
ture over and began to sandpaper the
board away. After many months of
careful work he had all the wood re
moved, and nothing but the paint ad
hered to the paper. Next, he glued a
piece of linen canvas very carefully to
the paint, and slowly and patiently re
moved the paper blt by bit. The work
took nearly a year; but when it was
finished the painting was in a condi
tion tc last another four centuries.
Lauds Baby Raising.
Less instruction in Latin and the
classics and moro in baby raising in
women's colleges, United States Com
missioner of Education Claxton told
an audience, would increase the
world's moral tone.
GREAT CURIOSITY SHOP
ETHNOLOGICAL SECTION OF THE
Figures Are Lifelike, Modeled to Per
fection From a Plastic Substance,
Clothed in Proper Articles of
Dress and Adornment.
The groups and single figures lu
the ethnological section of the Na
catch the fancy
and bold the at
tention of more
visitors than any
other exhibits in
that great curios
ity shop. These
figures are lifelike
and life sir?. Mod
eled to pertection
from a plastic
ed, clothed with
such articles of
dress and adorn
ment as the peo
ple represented wear, they are sur
rounded by a setting peculiar and ap
propriate to the subjects. The figures
do not as a rule stand at attention or
in mummy postures, but are pictured
as engaged in those occupations nat
ural and usual with the people. The
single figures are in big glass show
cases, and the groupB are inclosed in
glass quarters as big as the show win
dows of shops. These exhibits re
mind one of the long popular "tab
leaux vivants," only these groups are
not "vivant," but are decidedly more
verisimilar and realistic than that form
of show probably ever was. The ex
hibits are of a high educational value,
and to overhear the comments of
average Americans as they stand be
fore the groups one realizes that the
common run of people peed informa
tion about strange folk.
In one of the halls are numerous
groups of American Indians, common
j ly from five to seven in each group,
and usually represented a6 engaged in
their domestic work. Many of the
! women are pounding corn into meal
or grinding it into meal by rubbing
the kernels between flint stones.
There will be one large, flat piece of
j flint inclined at about the same an
gle at which a washboard rests. The
worker will have a round piece cf
j flint, fashioned something like a roll
i lng pin. and by rubbinb the grains of
corn, a handful at a time, between
: these stones, just as a woman washes
I clothes, she grinds the grain into a
very coarse meal.
j Among the exhibits are groups of
Cocopa Indians from the Colorado
river country in Mexico. Hopi Indians
engaged in beautiful basketry, show
ing the leaves of the yucca in all
j stages of manufacture; a family
I group of seven Sioux with one woman
! pounding up strips of dried buffalo
i meat for a stew, one woman scrap
lng the hair off a buffalo hide and two
, maidens making beaded moccasins,
j There is an Apache group with the flg
j ures dressed in barbaric elegance us
j uaJ to the prosperous members of
j that tribe. A group of Navajo silver
smiths-four of them-are fashioning
silver rings and bracelets by means
of a curious bellows and crucible, a
blow pipe, hammer and stamps. A j
group of Pueblo Indians is represented
as making bread and cooking a meal,
and the scene is not usually tantaliz
j ing to a white man's appetite. There
! is a group of Zunis represented as go
ing through the ritual of "Crention."
the Kaka. or sacred drama of these
people. The Maya Indians of Guate
mala are represented, and so. too. are
the Tehuelche Indians of Pataeonia.
the Loucheax Indians of the Yukon
M^Kenzie country, and the Cbilkats
of he north Pacific region, and there
ls also a large group of Kiowa In
dians which attracts a good deal of
There is a picturesque Samoan
household. A woman is pounding bark
in the making of cloth and a girl is
straining kava. Another woman is
decorating bark cloth, while a man
with a spear is looking on. The wom
en have garlands of flowers around
their necks and their raiment, though
scanty, is sufficient
There is a family of negritos, small
and very black people, who live in the
out-of-the-way places in several of the
Philippine islands. The explanatory
card on this exhibit says that these
people are small, but strong and
hardy, of remarkable endurance,
j cheerful, intelligent, peaceable and
'moral, and that "they love music and
dancing." There are three men. two
women and a child in the group. Two
of them are represented as making
fire by friction with two strips of
bamboo. Nearby is a Filipino group
mainly engaged in making cotton
cloth. There are three women, a girl
and a man. Further on is a group of
Igorots engaged mainly in the making
of crude pottery.
A case of youthful vitality that has
astonished the medical profession is
that of George Krouse, a boy of thir
teen, who died in the Lebanon hos
pital. A red-hot steel umbrella rod
was driven through the boy's beac*
from ear to ear while playing with
some children in a vacant lot in the
Bronx 1? days before. That life was
sustained so long as it was is consid
ered exceptional by surgeons inter
ested ih the case, says thu New Yor'.t
Tribune. In addition to the terrible
injury to the child's brain, owing to
the pressure of broken bones upon it,
it had been completely pierced and
burned by the heated steel.
Adds Fertility to the Soil-Yields
Three to Four Crops of Hay
Each Year in the Corn Belt.
EXCELS EVERY OTHER CROP
The Introduction of Alfalfa as a Gen*
era! Farm Crop in the United Statea .
Will Revolutionize Agriculture- j
Mean* More Live Stock, Better
Soli and Larger Returns From
the Crops That Follow.
By PROF. -P. G. HOLDEN, Director
Agricultural Extension Department
Internationa! Harvester Co. of New
Alfalfa Should be Grown
on Every Farm
1. It is a profitable crop.
2. Increases farm values.
3. Excels every other crop
In yield per acre
In feeding value
As a drouth resister
As a soil enricher.
4 No harder to grow than clover.
5. Make a beginning-start now
grow some alfalfa.
Repeated experiments made by the
agricultural colleges, and the results;
obtained by the actual growers of al
falfa in the semi-arid sections of the
west, throughout the corn belt states,,
and In the south and east, are conclu-'
sive evidence of the great vaiue of:
There are few farmers whose profits |
would not be increased greatly by rais
ing alfalfa. Every farmer should aim.
tc produce, as far as possible, his:
foodstuffs upon his own farm.
During the last few years, the area;
devoted to alfalfa has greatly in-:
creased in the region west of the Mis-,
souri river, and it is certain thats
there will be an equally rapid lu-?
crease throughout the eastern and
southern parts of the United States.
Macy of the attempts in the past
to prow alfalfa In the humid regions
have failed, but with our present
knowledge of the requirements of the
crop there will be little, if any, more
I trouble in securing a stand.
Alfalfa will soon be grown abun
dantly and profitably upon every farm,
lt is no more difficult to grow than
clover and gives double the yield. The
deep roofing habit of alfalfa enables
it to resist drouth when clover, tim
othy, blue grass and other forage
grasses die for want of moisture. Al
falfa roots grow deep into the Eoil
far beyond the roots of other plants. \
Its drouth resisting power is of no|
greater importance than its great;
value as a soil enricher. The long}
roots bring phosphorus, potash andi
other plant foods from .below and|
store them in the upper soil for the)
use of other plants. Experiments show j
greatly increased yields of other crops j
grown upon j.lfalfa sod.
Alfalfa is lich in protein the most'
essential element in feed to make!
bone, blood and muscle in growing ani-?
Why We Need Alfalfa. ?
There is no combination of feeds'
BO economical for tbe production ofi
beef, pork, mutton, butter and eggs,!
as corn and alfalfa. Neither will give!
the best results alone. We need alfal-?
fa because lt balances up the corni
ration and saves the large waste of j
starch which always takes place-i
where corn ls fed alone. We needj
alfaifa because we can by moans of it,'
grow on our own farms the protein!
more profitably than wo can buy it in!
feed stuffs. We need alfalfa because
it feeds the soil and enables us to
grow larger crops of corn and oats.
We need alfalfa because it produces;
on an average double the feed value
per acre of clover or any other forage.
Advisable to Inoculate.
In regions where alfalfa has not1
been grown it is found to be neces
sary to inoculate the ground by sow-,
ing three or four bags of soil secured
from a field where alfalfa or sweet,
clover has been grown for a!
number of years; or where it
is more convenient, artificial cul
ture, such as "nitragln." "farmo
germ," etc., may be applied. Whera
alfalfa has not been grown before it
may make the difference between suc
cess and failure.
A well prepared, firm, solid seed
bed, plenty of good barnyard manure,,
and fallow to kill the weeds, are most
important. Lime? Yes, one to two
loads per acre, and by all means in
oculate. Ground too wet for corn is
not suited for alfalfa.
Make a Beginning-8tart Now.
Every farmer should try at least
a small piece of alfalfa and if he.
does not' succeed at first, try
again and keep on trying until he does,
succeed. It is worth the while. If:
the work is thoroughly done and at
the proper time, you will most cer
tainly succeed in securing a good:
,'stand; If the work ls half done and
out of season, you will just as cer
tainly fail. Make a beginning-start