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By EDITH A. BROWN
Society Editor of the Chicago Record-Herald.
Birthdays of Bayard Taylor and Ed
gar Allan Poe Come in January
Directions for a "Bayard Taylor
Luncheon of the Nations."
sanuary orings two American poets'
birthdays for the club luncheon series
-that of Bayard Taylor, who was born
at Kennett Square, Pa., January 11,
1825, and of Edgar Allan Poe, whose
birthday anniversary comes later in
Bayard Taylor's reputation as "the
great American traveler" makes a
change possible in the arrangement of
the programme and detail for this one
poet luncheon, at least. From his first
great journey to Europe, made in the
middle forties, to his death in Ber
lin in 1878, Bayard Taylor gave to the
world a series of travel volumes and
stories which are fascinating ir style
and so varied in scope and experiences
that the sophisticated and untraveled
have been wont to dub him an Ameri
can Munchausen. Taking the truth
and the untruth of the volumes, how
ever, they form a series so interesting
that his ability as a poet and novelist
is overshadowed by his fame as a trav
eler. For this luncheon nothing could
be more appropriate than "a Bayard
Taylor luncheon of the nations."
Representative of his book on "A
Journey to Central Africa, the Lands
of the Saracen," have an African table.
His "Visit to India, China and Japan"
makes an oriental table very appropri
ate and his "Summer Pictures of Swed
en, Denmark and Lapland" will make
a pretty Scandinavian table. An
American table should be added and
possibly a European table, if an ex
tra one Is needed, but the countries
chosen will give an oddity of entertain
ment which the English, French and
Italian tables have lost through much
For the toasts choose from each
table a speaker to give a bit of ex
perience of travel-personal, if pos
sible-from the country the table rep
resents. Or a descriptive sketch from
the works of Taylor, which have been
mentioned may be made interesting.
At the close of the service or between
courses a short programme of vocal
or instrumental music representative
of the various countries should be
Every course should, in its turn, be
representative of the countries, like
wise. For instance, the famous Indian
soup-Mullagatawney-may open the
luncheon, or, to be more strictly prop
er in the choice of the opening course
for a luncheon, there is Scotch broth.
The fish course may be heralded from
America and New England, at that,
as the first of the American strong
holds. This course may' be codfish
steak in New England style, served
with well-buttgred johnny cake.
Africa should be represented in the
meat course, and any one favored with
an old black mammy some place along
the family line may have a number
of good old dishes to draw upon. Bel
gian hare or rabbit may be served to
look like 'possum, although the rabbit
Itself with the good luck its left hind
foot is supposed to carry for the Af
rican native, is an appropriate and ap
petizing dish. With this, of course,
must be served sweet potatoes. For
the salad serve Brussels sprouts or Je
rusalem artichokes with East Indian
pickles. The dessert may hail from
the frozen nor h. and nothing will
better carry on the gen,,ral idea of
the ice and the snow than the dessert
which the youngsters of Norway are
wont to call "pif-paf." This is served
much like charlotte russe-in bowls
or cups and eaten with a spoon-from
which its name is derived. It is made
of quantities of whipped cream, slices
of cake and rich, red raspberry pre
serves. The whipped cream is dropped
in the bottom of the bowl, the slices of
cake are thrust into this and the pre
serves are dropped over this in little
mounds. This is repeated-the cream.
the cake, and the preserves-until the
bowl is filled. With this may be
served Russian tea, sweetened with
preserves, if American stomachs can
withstand this onslaught, or the
sweetening, which is characteristic,
may bb omitted. The bon bons for this
affair may be the Chinese sweets, or
the sweets of every country may be
The decorations for the tables, of
course, must represent the countries.
For the American table, red, white and
blue, with the menu cards bearing this
quotation from the poet's "Incident
of the Crimean War"-"Forgot was
Foy the other tables the colors of
the countries may be carried out or
the representation' may come through
the flora of the country. For Africa
go to Taylor's wonderful poem to "Kill
imandjaro." the "monarch of African
mountains"-these lines so wonder
fully describing the country's variety
"Zone above zone
The climates of earth are displayed as
Giving the scope of the Book of Crea
From clouds and from cold into sum
There in the wondering airs of the
Shivers the aspen, still dreaming of
* * * * * * *
And the pine tree looks down on his
rival, the palm."
The decoration this sjiggests may be
In contrasts-garlands of pine with
The same poem gives an appropriate
verse for the Seanlinavian countri?,
with its mythical gods and its ice and
"Seats of the gods in the liiftleas
Looming sublimely, aloft and afar
Above them, like folds of imp:rial Or
Sparkle the snow fields
Desolate realms, inaccessible, silent,
Chasms and caverns where Day is a
Garners where storeth his treasures
The Lightning his falchion, his ar
rows the Hail."
To the student of mythology and the
Wangerian "Ring" series, this verse
-or these lines-will appeal particu
The oriental table, of course, may
be the proverbial "bower of beauty,'
with chrysanthemums and cherry blos
soms and the other splendid flowers to
draw upon. This part-line from "The
Phantom" may be used in description:
"-the shade and the sunshine chase
each other-at my feet."
(Copyright, by Joseph B. Bowles.)
GREAT GAME OF ROUNDBALL
There Were Three Catchers and Some
Scientific Batting Was
Until about 1860 the ball game
played in Massachusetts was called
"Massachusetts roundball." No game
called "town ball" was known in Mas
We did not know that in England
a game called rounders was played.
We believed that roundball was dis
tinctively an American game. Four
old cat and three old cat we regarded
as derivatives of roundball. They
were the resource when there were not
enough players on the field for round
In a match game of roundball there
were 14 players on a side. The game
was quite as active as baseball is, and
exciting. Bases were called goals.
There were four goals set in a square,
not in a diamond. At each goal a
stout stake four feet high and about
two inches in diameter was driven
into the ground. The runner going at
full speed would seize this stake, fre
quently swinging around it two or
three times before he could stop him
self. There was no running beyond
first on a hit. Unless some part of
the runner's body touched the goal he
could be put out by being hit by a
thrown ball. "Pitched out," we
The batter stood in a circle four
feet in diameter, midway between first
goal and home. The thrower stood in
the center of the square made by the
goals. 30 feet from the batter. Many
teams had what was called a "dip
thrower," that is, one who could throw
a swift ball. starting low and shooting
up. There were no fouls; everything
went. Backhanded batting was com
mon. The batter swinging round with
the ball as it came to him, would
drive it sideways or backward for a
long hit. A few were skillful at what
was called side batting. Grasping the
bat near the middle with the thumb
and fingers of one hand, and being
careful that the finger ends were be
low the surface, they held it hori
zontally, the end pointed toward the
thrower. In this position the batter
would catch the ball on the top of the
bat and, in a fraction of a second, as
it slid along the surface and by a
l quick deflection of the bat, shoot the
ball backward to the right or to the
Hundreds of men now living in cen
tral Massachusetts have seen it done.
There were three catchers in line be
hind the batter. The first catcher
played close. He usually crouched and
took only the low throws. The sec
ond and third catchers stood erect,
alert for the high and wild throws.
There were two back fielders, one at
the right and one at the left of the
third catcher. They were there for
the backhand and side hits. There
was a player at each goal,. a player be
tween second goal and home and two
outfielders. The ball was made of
woolen yarn, firmly wound, with a few
shot in the center. It was covered
with leather and was somewhat small
er than the regulation baseball. It
was not mushy. A tick and a catch
was out. One out, the side was out.
To avoid being put out by a ball
thrown at him, and properly coached,
a runner would jump in the air. now
fall flat on the ground, and up and
away again in a twinkling. Runs
were called tallies. The big matches
were generally decided by the priori
ty in getting 100 tallies. Each team
chose its own "referee," and the two
"referees" chose a "judge." who was a
solemn and important person, silent
except when the referees could not
agree. His decision was final.
When Rufus Choate was United States
district attorney in Boston three sail
ors were before his court for the rob
bery from their ship of a bag of specie,
and one of them turned state's evidence
Upon the stand this witness, to a fina:
question by Mr. Choate as to what in
ducement the others held out to him
to join them, with shamefaced hesi
tancy made substantially the following
reply: "oell, sir, arter feelin' round a
bit, they sea to me, ses they: 'Come on,
Jack, an' fine us. It's dead easy, an'
it'll make its all rich; so as if we do git
ketchel we can hire Choate, an' he'll
clear us if they find the money in our
boots." One eculd never forget the
SeriO-comic expression on that natur
ally grave face, as Mr. Choate, amid
suppressed laughter, in which both
court and jury had to join, busied him
self with the papers upon his table, anid.
turning to the defending counoel, with
as much dignity as the situation per
gitted. said: "He's your witness."
First Japanese Ape.
The first Japanass ape ever born
in the London zoo is the great attrac
tion there at present. But he can be
seen only in fine weather, when his
proud parents bring him out for a
sun bath and to enjoy the admiration
he excites among the visitors.
"That big- dog you gave us actually
does police duty at our house."
"Yes. He spends most of his time in
the kitchen with the cook."-Detroit
WEIRD BABOON-LIKE CREATURE
SEEN NEAR DARBY, PA.
MAY BE PRACTICAL JOKE
Belated Wayfarer of Delaware County
Frightened by Mysterious Thing
and Many Residents Are
Darby, Pa.-All Delaware county is
stirred up over the supposed antics of
an alleged wild animal which Is as
serted to look like a gorilla and to
have frightened belated wayfarers al
most out of their wits in various parts
of the county. While it is believed by
most persons that the whole thing is
a practical joke on the part of some
one who is literally making a mon
key out of himself, still many of the
more timid class are thoroughly
alarmed and fully believe all the tales
that are told about the mysterious
Those professing to have seen the
wonderful animal, assert that it some
times goes upright like a man and
then dashes along on all fours with
marvellous speed, maintaining a queer
galloping gait. They furthermore feel
certain that it has a coat of dark
hair, but that is not considered re
markable, as the weather is cool.
Their stories of how they almost en
countered the strange beast have been
so thrilling that many of the negroes
in the county cannot be induced to
pass the spots where it is said to have
been seen. Others have purchased
pistols and go about armed, fully re
solved to sell their lives dearly should
they encounter the mythical monster
in any of its hypothetical haunts.
Others take the thing seriously with
out being unduly alarmed and they try
to explain the matter. That it is an
ape escaped from some zoological col
lection is the most commonly accepted
theory. This was strengthened by a
rumor that the authorities of the
Zoological Gardens of Philadelphia
were out looking for a lost Simian
in Delaware county. But a telephone
message to the zoo exploded the story.
All the Philadelphia monkeys are safe
GIRL SERVES DINNER
ON LOFTY SMOKESTACK.
Bloomington, Ill.-On the dizzy top
of the 200-foot concrete smokestack
They Dined High In the Air.
just completed by the Illinois trac
tion system at Danville, eight persons
sat down to an elaborate eight-course
banquet served by Miss Marguerite
The entire affair came about as a
sort of a prank, the first of which was
a dare to Miss Richey, made more in
fun than in earnest, to climb the diz
zy stack and serve a banquet to the
party. She surprised Mr. Gursuch,
the contractor, by accepting, and
throughout the ordeal she did not wa
ver. The ascent of the stack was
made on the interior, a frail ladder
nine inches wide being the means of
attaining the top.
Mr. Gursuch ascended first with a
rope tide about his waist, the other
end of which encircled the slender
girth of the young woman. Four
times during the ascent Miss Richey
was obliged to stop for breath and to
recover from dizziness, but she clung
firmly each time to the ladder until
the attack had passed, and then
bravely resumed the climb until the
top was gained.
It Is said that Lake Erie produces
more fish to the square mile than any
other bcdy cf water in the world.
Living Man Food For Rats.
New York. - Carl Hammond. 60
years od, who has had no home for
a third of a century, was rescued from
a livin:; death which he had endured
for seven days by some children and
Policen-an Stull of the Glendale police
station. Long Island City. He went to
sleep in an ice house on a picnic
ground a week ago. When he awoke
the following day he found himself
locked In. It was impossible for him
to break out or to make himself
heard. Hunger and thirst and cold
nearly drove him mad. Then rats
began to feed on him. They prac
tically ate the flesh from his fingers
and his neck and would have eaten
his whole body bad it not been for his
clothes. When discovered he had
about given up the unequal struggle
and was mumbling to himself: "Let
'em eat me; eat poor old Hammond,
the old worthless tramp." The officer
took the starving man out and gave
him water and food. He may recover.
If a man hopes to awake and find
himself famous he must do a lot of
hard work before to bed.
in their cages. Their keeper respect"
fully suggested that the animal down
by Darby is probably a monkey of na
tive Delaware county stock.
Nevertheless, several persons in
Springfield township are so convinced
that there is a strange animal prowl
ing about that they have set traps for
it. Frank Carr is one of them, and
he set a number of traps in an en
closure in the rear of his house near
some woods where the reputed crea
From the Trees He Terrifies Pass
ture was reported to have been seen.
It is now stated that the traps were
found broken, the bait devoured and
all evidences on hand of a struggle
made by some animal.
The practical joker who is working
the scare, if such is the case, has
succeeded to an extent which may
work his own harm. For there are a
number of Delaware county citizens
who, while not getting in hysterics
about the matter, have quietly placed
big guns in their hip pockets and are
waiting for a chance to pot anything
that looks like a baboon.
NIGHT IN RATTLESNAKE DEN
St. Paul.-John C. Busby, athlete,
scientist and writer, has written to
a friend of his in this city of a terri
fying experience he had while storm
bound in a small hut near Holy Cross,
in Dubuque county. Mr. Busby tells
his story as follows:
"I left Farley, Iowa, on a walking
tour to Buena Vista, 20 miles away.
I had covered half the distance with
out incident when there came up a
tlunderstorm which compelled me to
look about for shelter. Some little
distance from the road I espied an old
cabin and made for it. I reached it
ju. as the storm broke, and finding
it sheltered from the rain, entered
and lying down upon the floor fell
"The night was far spent when I
was awakened by the warning note
of a rattlesnake. Soon I heard others,
and I knew that if I made the slight
est noise the reptiles would be upon
me, so I lay breathless, as still as
death itself. Presently a felt the
slimy body of a snake pass across my
chest. It made the cold chills chase
themselves up and down my spine
and I thought that surely I would be
bitten. By an almost superhuman
effort, however, I managed to control
the muscles of my body until the
snake had wriggled its way into the
ground. Then with a terrific bound
I literally leaped from the floor out
of the opening of the cabin, there
being no door to it.
"So overcome was I by my experi
ence that I almost fell in a faint, but
the beating of the rain soon revived
me. With returning strength my
curiosity was aroused, and going once
more to the door of the hut I sprung
my electric light and looked inside.
The place was literally alive with
They were in the haunted house. A
solitary, candle burned fitfully on the
table between them. Its flame cast
weird shadows on the mouldy ceiling.
A rat gnawed behind the wainscoting.
"Hark!" hoarsely whispered one
of the watchers as he clutched his
"What is it?"
"Didn't you hear that peculiar
The other man peered about him
in evident terror.
"What tick?" he tremblingly asked.
The first man's voice grew solemn.
"The candle-stick, of course."
And the family spook was still
laughing when the bell tolled 12.
Emperor's Linguistic Abilities.
King Edward can speak German
and French as fluently as English,
and has a fair knowledge of one or two
other languages, but as alinguist he is
eclipsed by the emperor of Austria. It
is told of him that at one of the great
military reviews he addressed five dif
ferent regiments-German, Hungarian,
Bohemian and Wallachian-each in its
own tongue, and Hungarians will nev
er forget how, 57 years ago,, the youth
ful Archduke Francis Joseph when In
stalling a certain governor electrified
hfs audience by addressing it in purest
Magyar, a tongue no other archduke
had ever taken the trouble to learn.
They sprang from their seats, waved
their swords in a frenzy of enthusiasm
and almost lifted the roof with thun
Prince Fushimi of Japan will soon
visit England to return the visit of
Prince Albert of Connaught last Feb
ruary, on which occasion he invested
the emperor with the Order of the
Garter on behalf of King Edward.
Fushimi was in the United States two
TO GET 1I E BEST EFFECTS.
Things Worth Remembering When
Having Room Papered.
When about to have a room papered
take into consideration the size of the
room, the height of the ceiling and the
number and arrangement of the win
dows, as well as the use to which the
room is put and the probable number
and kinds of pictures you intend to
hang upon the walls.
Small patterns add to the apparent
size and are good in a small room.
Striped effects give height and should
be employed where the ceilings are
unduly low. Plain papers are also
suitable in small rooms and are best
calculated to show off engravings to
Where the ceiling is unusually high
and a plain paper has been used a
dado of a contrasting or harmonizing
color, run about the top, just under
the ceiling molding, improves matters.
Yellow paper lights up a dark room
or one with a northern exposure beau
tifully. Red paper is charming in a
library where the woodwork is dark
and too sharp a contrast to the dingy
covering of many beloved books must
be avoided, but it has a tendency to
ward darkening the room if the win
dows are not very advantageously ar
Green paper combined with white
paint is delightful in a sunny room
of southern exposure, but green paper
is usually a fortunate choice, for it
can almost always be made to har
monize with the other furnishings.
Paper carried over the ceiling gives
a better effect than if the ceiling is
calcimined and adds to the apparent
loftiness of the apartment.
SIGNS OF AGE IN POULTRY.
Certain Marks Reveal Everything to
In choosing poultry the age of the
bird is the most important point for
consideration.: When selecting a tur
key remember that a young bird has
smooth, shiny black legs, whereas
those of an old one are rough and
reddish. If the bird Is freshly killed
the eyes are full and bright and the
The combs and legs of chickens are
smooth in the young fowl, but tough in
an old one.
When choosing geese see that th4
bills and feet are yellow and have few
hairs on them. Old birds have a de
cided red tinge on both. The feet
should be pliable when freshly killed,
but become dry and stiff. if they have
been killed some time. Geese are
called green until they are two or
three months old. '
Ducks are chosen by their feet,
which should be supple. Wild ducks
have reddish feet, while those of the
tame duck are yellow. A fresh duck
should have a plump hard breast.
Tame pigeons are larger than the
wild pigeons and the feet, like those
of poultry, show the age of the bird.
When the are supple the bird is
young; when stiff it is ole.
Pigeons should always be eaten
while they are fresh; when they look
flabby, and discolored about the under
part they have been kept too long.
Packing String Beans to Keep.
The New England way of packing
string beans for winter's use is as fol
lows: As fast as beans are ready to
pick, string and cut in pieces as if for
immediate use. Into an earthen jar
or crock place a layer of these beans
and sprinkle with salt, a half cupful
for each layer. As soon as the jar is
tilled, with salt for the top layer, close
air-tight. When ready to use in the
winter take as many from the jar as
are needed, soak in cold water over
night to freshen, then cook like fresh
beans. Those who have eaten beans
put up in this way say they taste al
most as good as those freshly gath
In drying the beans they are al
lowed to ripen on the vines, then
picked and the vines pulled up and
laid out somewhere to dry. When
the pods are all dried and opened,
shell and spread out again until per
To Renovate Black Silk.
One of the best ways to renovate
black silk Is to sponge it with alcohol,
afterwards with a little potato water,
and then wind the silk .around a roller
without ironing. To prepare the po
tato water pare and slice a good-sized
potato, and pour on it about a pint of
warm water. Let this stand in a warm
place for half an hour, when it will
be ready for use.
Any silk that has spots of mud on it
can usually be cleaned by rubbing well
with a piece of dry flannel. If the
spots will not come out, try rubbing
with a soft cloth wet with alcohol.
It is said that sponging with coffee
will remove the greasy appearance
that affects grosgrain silks.
To one and a half cups of strained
apples, grated rind and juice of half a
lemon, three-fourths cupful of sugar,
one-third cupful wine, one tablespoon
ful of brandy, add two tablespoonfuls
gelatine soaked in one-third cupful
cold water and dissolve In one-third
cupful boiling water. Set in Ice water
and stir until it begins to thicken.
Then add beaten whites of three eggs
and stir until stiff enough to drop in
mold. Serve with whipped creatn.
Put two large tablespoonfuls an
chovy butter in a bowl with the beaten
yolks of two eggs and a half teaspoon
ful of the best curry. Set in the hot
water pan and stir un-til well creamed,
then spread on fingers of daintily
browned toast sprinkled with Par
Melt together one square choco
late and two tablespoonfuls but
ter measured level. Add two cups
gr-anulated sugar and one cup milk.
Boil until it forms little balls when
dropped in cold water, then stir until
nearly hard. Turn on to buttered
plates to cool, and when nearly cold
mark in squares.
Tunnel Under Chinese Wall.
The Great Wall of Clutha will soon
be undermined in one place by a rail*
STATUE OF GEN. STEUBEN.
MEMORIAL TO BARON WILL BE
ERECTED IN WASHINGTON.
German Nobleman Helped Trai:z Revo
lutionary Troops in Fight for
American Liberty-His Body
Rests in New York.
Washington.-A statue of General
Steuben-the Baron von Stueben who
came to America from Prussia to aid
the cause of the patriots in the revolu
tionary war-is to be erected in La
fayette Square, Washington. A model
of the statue is on exhibition. It is
the work of Albert Jaegers, of New
York, a German-American sculptor to
whom the award was given over a
large number ot* competitors.
It was considered a graceful act to
limit the competitors for the honor of
doing the work to German Americans,
because of the nationality of the revo
lutionary soldier whose fame was to
be commemorated. Every design that
was submitted, it is said, was of un
usual excellence, and the task of de
ciding among them was difficult.
The statue of Lafayette, which
stands at one corner of the square
that bears his name, is not an eques
trian statue, and for this reason no
other of the memorials in the same
park, save one, will represent mounted
men. The horse necessarily was elim
inated from the Rochambeau memo
rial because the second Frenchman to
be honored with representation in La
fayette Square was a sailor.
At the fourth corner of the park a
statue of Pulaski will be erected in a
year or two, and this will complete the
memorials which it is intended to put
in place, for the park is a small one.
An equestrian statue of General Jack
son occupies the center of the pleas
General Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich
Ferdinand, Baron von Steuben, came
to America to aid the cause of the rev
olutionists, and was of invaluable serv
ice in imparting knowledge of Euro
pean tactics to the officers of the
American forces. The discipline of
the colonial army improved to such
an extent under his instruction that
the morale and the fighting effective
ness of the troops was increased many
fold in a short time.
IS SUCCESSOR TO GARFIELD.
H. K. Smith to Take Charge of Bureau
Washington.-Herbert Knox Smith
will succeed James R. Garfield as com
HERBERT KNOX SMITH.
(Successor to Garfield as Commission
er of Corporations.)
missioner of corporations of the de
partment of commerce and labor. Mr.
Smith is at present the deputy com
missioner, and he had a principal part
in the work of preparing indictments
against the Standard Oil company for
alleged illegal railway discrimination
at Chicago, St. Louis, Jackson, Tenn.,
and Jamestown, N. Y.
After Edwin W. Sims of Chicago
was appointed United States district
attorney,, Mr. Smith acted as solicitor
of the bureau of corporations. He
was a member of the government com
mission which investigated the disas
ter to the steamer General Slocum,
and of the federal commission that
looked into the wreck of the steamer
Valencia on the North Pacific coast.
Mr. Smith was engaged for a long.
time in drafting new laws and regula
tions for the safeguarding of passen
gers on sea, lake and ocean-going
craft. Under his direction the steam
boat inspection service has been put
upon a plane of thoroughness.
There Is a strong personal friend
ship between President Roosevelt and
Mr. Smith. Promotion came to the
deputy commissioner of corporations,
however, as the iesult of his work and
because of the indorsement of his Im
mediate superior officers, and not be
cause of the president's personal lik
Uncle Sambo's Argument.
The Illinois Central railroad runs
through a large district of southern
Illinois familiarly called "Egypt" out
of deference to its largest town, Cairo.
When the first tracks of the railroad
were being laid through Egypt the di
vision superintendent of construction
went one day for a drink of water to
a well beside the cabin of an old Ken
tucky darky, who had found freedom
and philosophy on the north side of
the Ohio river. The old man was
smoking his corncob pipe in the shade
of his sycamore tree.
"Well, Uncle Sambo," said the rail
road builder, as he hung up the gourd
on the well sweep again, "don't you
do any work at all?"
"Me? Yaas, sahr. I work six
months every winter on a flatboat on
dat river yonder."
"Well, I suppose when we get the
railroad through you will want to come
in with us, and get a job on a flatcar."
"To work, of course."
"No, sahr! Ain't nevah goin' to be
'nough wovk on your railroad to keep
The services of the German soldier
were not confined to the camp. He
fought well on several fields, and it
finally fell to his lot to check the ad
vance of Benedict Arnold and to put
an end to the reign of terror Arnold
had created among non-combatants in
the territory which he had invaded.
After the revolutionary war Steuben
went to central New York and settled
on a tract granted him by the govern
ment. The place of his settlement
Model of Statue to Baron von Steuben.
later was called Steuben. It is now a
thriving town. In his will the general
made the request that he be buried in
the woods which. be loved. The re
quest was complied with and his body
was laid in a beautiful piece of wood
land not far from his residence.
About 30 years ago, because civili
zation had changed the face of the
country, the body of the ' aron was re
moved by the state of New York to a
grove in the township of Steuben, and
the place has been made a state pre
serve. There was a grew military
demonstration at the time -of the re
moval, and a handsome monument
has been erected to mark the German
soldier's resting place.
Mr. Smith was born In Massachu
setts, but went to Connecticut with
his parents when he was a child. He
was graduated from Yale in the class
of 1891, and from the Yale law school
four years later. Until he entered the
government service he was a practic
ing lawyer at Hartford. He was a
member for two years of the Hartford
common council, served in the Con
necticut legislature for two years and
was active in local and state Repub
Mr. Smith is a member of sev "al
clubs; he is a bel'ever in outdoor
sports, ant he is a frequent opponent
of President Roosevelt in games of
tennis on the White House grounds.
A "FUGIO" DOLLAR OF 1776.
Kansas City.-A "Fugio" dollar Is
owned by Eugene A. Martin, of Pat,
tonsburg, Mo. This dollar is made of
tin. It was coined in 1776. Upon one
"Continental Currency, 1776." A
sun dial, the word "Fugio," and the
The "Fugio" Dollar.
words: "Mind Your Own Business."
Upon the other side is the inscrip,
tion: "American Congress. We Are
One." This Is surrounded by a chain
of 13 links, each bearing the name of
one of the 13 colonies.
no. man busy six months in the yeah.
Can't you see dat river yonder, flowin',
"Yes; what of it?"
"Well, sahr, de Lord He made dat
river to float things down on, and der
ain't no use buildin' a railroad to en
ter into compatition with :le Al
mighty."--Rehoboth Sunday Herald.
Science Always Ready.
CaTer-Doctor, Mr. Divine, the mus
cle reader, fell into a sort of trance
a little while ago and we cannot
arouse him. Is It catalepsy, or
Doctor (a great scientist) -Bring
me his head and I'll soon tell you.
N. Y. Weekly.
Motors Used for Hauling Logs.
IY is in the forests of Canada where
the biggest motors In the world are
seen. They have been specially de.
signed for hauling logs over snow and
rough roads. One of these machines
is capable of dragging a train of 200
tons weight of logst a speed of 12
miles an hour.