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AN ADDRESS TO THE BOYS.
How the Coming Men of America
May Become Knights.
(By U. R. Brooks in The State.)
My dear Boys: When I see a manly,
hard-work-ing boy I feel like saying
to him, "How are you, Sir Knight.'
A knight is a common soldier, to be
true and brave all through life. An
idle boy can not be true and brave
so long as ,he is idle. All true knights
are brave. There is not much dark
ness about a good knight. You boys
have heard. perhaps, about the,
Knights of Pythias, Knights of the
Road,- Knights Templar, etc. While
looking over a good book the other
night I read of the Knights of Malta,
or of St. John of Jerusalem, who were
ordinarily called Knights of Hospi
tallers, instituted by certain mer
chants of Amalphi, in the kingdom of
Naples, who, trading in the Levant,
obtained leave of the caliph of the
Saracens to build a house at Jerusa
lem for themselves and pilgrims, on
paying an annual tribute. Soon after
thiey founded a churbn in honor of
St. John the Baptist, with an hospital
for sick pilgrims, from which they
took their name.
The valiant and most pious prince
Godfrey of Bouillon, who took Jeru
salem in 1099, exceedingly favored
the hospitallers, who, in the sign of
Baldwin I, king of Jerusalem, 1104,
added to their religious vows another
by which they obligated themselves to'
defend the pilgrims in the Holy Land
from insults of the Saracens. From
that time they bee'ame a military or
der of knights, their badge being a
cross with eight points. In 1 iS7, Sa
ladin, the caliph of Syria and Egypt,
wrested Jerusalem for the hst time
from the Christians, after the king
dom of the Latins had maintained
itself there 89 years, under eight
kings. The knights retired to A con,
on the seacost in Palestine, till that
strong fortress was taken which time
they resided in Cyprus till, in 1310,
they took Rhodes from the infidels,
and the year following defended it
against their furious assaults, being
relieved by the seasonable succor
brought by the brave Amedens IV,
Count of Savoy. The Turks having
vanquished the Saracens and em
braced their superstition and Muham
mad II having taken Constantinople
by storm in 1453, under Constantine
Paleogolus, the last Giecian emperor,
these knights became more than ever
the bulwark of Christendom. Under
the conduct of the valiant grand mas
-ter, Aubusson, in 1480, they bravely
defended their isle for two montihs
against the victorious army of above
100,000 men of Muhammad II, the
greatest warrior of all the Turkish
emperors, who conquered the empires
of Constantinople and Trebizand, 12
kingdoms and 200 cities. The em
peror, Charles V., gave to the knights
the Isle of Mfalta in 1530. Soleyman
II, in 1566 bent the whole strength
of his empire a.gainst the small is
land, but after a siege of four months
his army was shamefully repulsed by
the most memorable defense that is
recorded in history. The Turks re
treated with 80,000 men when the
Knights of Malta had only 6,000 men.
Raymund du Puy was the first grand
master after they became knights.
He drew u.p the statutes of the order
and died in 1160. The Knights Tern
plar were instituted by seven gentle
men of Jerusalem in 1118 to defend
the holy places and pilgrims from the
insults of the~ Saracens and keep the
passes free for such as undertook
the voyage of the Holy Land. They
took their name from the first house
which was given t!hem by King Bald
~win II, situated near the place where
anciently the temple of Solomon
stood. The Teutonic Knights owe
their establishment to certain Ger
man gentlemen from Bremen and Lu
bec at the siege of Acon in Palestine.
The Teutonic Knights conquered in
1250 the infidels of Prussia.
Now, boys. these were true knights
--true to God and to their country
true men and true soldiers of the
cross. Remember t'hat true boys gen
:erally make grood men.
"Childhood shows the man
As morning shows the day.''
You will soon be the rulers of this,
'the greatest country in the world, and
allow me to suggest that you take
good meni as your models and try to
follow in their footsteps-such men
as Gen. R. E. Lee and Stonewall Jack
son. Gen. Lee long before the War
of Secession emancipated this 'slaves.
Gen. Grant, like a great many South
ern people did not free his slaves un
til the war was over.
I am told that Gen. Jackson never
went into battle without first fervent
ly praying to Almighty God, the God
of Battle, to direct him, which ae
coinms for his many victories. When
I wvas a hoy~ clad in my gray Confed
erate jacket,i I ha d to carry a dtispatchI
from Gens. Hampton and Butler at
Bel!ield,. Va. in D)ecember. 1864, to
Gen. Lee at Petersburg. a distance of
50) miles, andl I will never forget the
impresion that was made on my mind
WhenL 1 rczl Petei:sburg that cold.
bleak Sunday morning. Gen. Lee was
not at his headquarters, where I had
expected to find him, but was in
church, where I found and handed
him this important paper. I haye of
ten thought of this, the grandest sold
ier of the 19th century, standing in
the pew, clad in his gray uniform,
looking as !humble as the smallest
child in the church.
N ow boys, remember that there is
no tragedy like a wasted life. If I
could get the ear of every young man
for but one suggestion, it would be
this: Make the most and best of your
Jefferson Davis says, "Strive to
leave when life on earth is ended,
that good name which virtue only
will command." Boys, here are some
familiar quotations that may be of
use to you in after years.
"The good need fear no law,
It is his safety, and the bad man's
"Revenge is a naked sword,
It has neither hilt nor guard,
And, instead of the heart of the foe,
Thou mayest find it sheathed in thine
"Live innocently; God is present."
"In judging others, man labors in
vain, often errs and easily sins; but
in judging and looking into himself
he always labors with fruit."
'I 'have often heard that it is safer
to 1h;ear and take counsel than to
"What the superior man seeks is
in himself; what the small man seeks
is in others."
"A kind-worded man is a genial
man, and geniality is power."
"Discretion in speech is more than
" To serve God is to reign."
"The right thing is never to talk
about self at all."
"The word .character comes from a
term which means to engage upon or
to .cut in. Character is that inner,
substantial and essential quality whch
is wrought into the very soul, and
makes a man what he really is.
Character is *also a perfectly educat
Never allow your ambition to get
ahead of your judgment, for fear,
like David Crocket, you may say, "He
who commences the work with a gen
eral love for mankind and suffers
his feelings to dictate to his reason,
ru;ns a great hazard of reaping a plen
tiful harvest of ingratitude and clos
ing a tedious existence in misanthro
This is the language of a disap
Gen. Marcus J. Wright says of him:
"In 1835 he was defeated for con
gress. T his preyed heavily upon his
spirits. He had tasted popular favor
and enjoyed high 'position and was
loath to give them up.''
He determined to leave Tennessee
and seek new fields in Texas. Some
verses of his, the only ones he ever
rote, show the condition of his mind
t this time. He 'says:
arewell to my country, I fought for
When the savage rashed forth like
the demon from 'hell.
n peace or in war I have stood by
My country, for thee I have lived;
would have died.
But I am cast off; my career is now
And I wander abroad like the prodi
Where the wild savage roves and the
broad praises spread,
he fallen, despised, will again go
Col. Crockett was killed at the
lamo by t!he army of Santa Ann~a.
e falls and expires without groan,
afrown on his brow and a smile of
corn and defiance on his lips. A fit
ing end to his heroic life.
In a few years some of you will b'e
hrged with the care of others, and
ill be obliged to reserve to your
elves leisure for meditation, prayer
and self-examination, and diligently
atch over your own souls.
He that is bad to'-himself, to whom
vill he be good.
Let your home life be as full of
snshine as the meadows are of dais
es in June.
If you desire God 'should hear your
prayers, hear the voice of the poor.
Work whilst you can, whilst you
Horping you will all make good
knights-that is, true men-I will
Made Himself Solid.
Tom--I ate some of the cake she
made just to make myself solid.
Dick-Did you, succeed?i
Tom-I couldn't feel any more
solid if I had 'eaten concrete or build
ing stone.-Utica Herald.
We believe more Christians wo Aid
cease using tobacco, than is the case,
i*&r (-e: waab \'lll properly prevent
the inconsistency, the injury and
Through Tests Soon to Be Made by
The war department of the United
States is to make complete and thor
ough tests of the Maxim gun silence
device. Hiram Percy Maxim has re
turned from Washington, where he
had an interview with Brigadier Gen
eral William Crozier, chief of orde
nance, and was pleased to be able
to announce that this country would
make a thorough investigation of the
device. He said to a Hartford Cour
"It is very gratifying to me that
this country has taken hold of this
invention and that no foreign govern
ment will-have an advantage over us.
I have kept the war department in
formed as to the gunsilencer through
the officials at the Springfield armory
up to the time of my call on the pres
ident, when General Crozier and other
army and navy officials were present,
and the ebief of ordenance had the
opportunity of seeing himself what
the silencer would do. The result was
my trip to Washington on Monday,
when I ihad a conference with the
chief of ordenance and his assistant
as to the making of demonstrations
of the device under regular army con
ditions and on a scale much larger
than heretofore has been possible.
"A considerable number of silen
cers will be shipped with which tests
will be made and they will be tried
under all sorts of service conditions.
I am confident that the silencer will
have a complete demonstration and a.
fair test, and the result of these tests
will be the adoption of the silencer for
the United States army, its complete
rejection as worthless for army pur
poses or its partial adoption for ear- i
tain uses in the army.
"I should have been very sorry to,
have seen the device turned down by
this government without a complete
and fair test, as great interest is be
ing shown in it by foreign govern
ments. The attaches of a number of
countries have already bought silenc
ers and sent them to the home offices.
These include representatives of such
countries as England, France, Russia,
Germany and Italy."
Mr. Maxim was asked what he had
to say about the threat of the chief
of police of Pittsburg, Pa., that he
would arrest any one found possess
ing a silencer and clap him in jail,
and he said:
"I am sorry to see any one, es
pecially the head of a police depart
ment, talking about something he evi
dently knows nothing about. The
chief of police of Pittsburg, if quoted
correctly, tells how easily and with
out detection one man with a silencer
revolver could kill another. Evidently
he 'has not even read the papers, for it
has been stated very plain-ly time and
time again that no silencer has been*
or could very well be, fitted to a re
volver. The construction of a revol
ver with its chambers open at both
ends prevents its equipment with a*
silencer. Only rifles are thus equip
ped, and murderers do not go armed'
"Then again, as has been very
arefully explained, the noise of dis-I
harge of a silenced rifle would be
loud enough to betray the man who
fred unless a gun of small calibre, and
low velocity were used. It has been!
emonstrated that where a bullet
travels at the- rate of 1,300 feet or
ver per second it makes a crack .as
t tears tihrough the air that is per
eptible for 200 or 300 yards. By
means of the sileneer the explosive
oise is done away with, but the bul
et noise remains.
"T see no reason for any agitation
against the silencer device by 'either
municipal or state authorities and do
not believe any serious attempt will
be made to annul a very useful in
vention. Surely no such attempts
ould be successful. If, later, any
regulations as to the sale of silencers
are regarded as desirable to safeguard
their use that would very properly be
a matter for consideration, but no
ediet forbidding the manufacture or
possession of it is to be thought of
for a moment. Such a dictum is non-;
Argues for a Nursery Maid.
''Mrs. Frost always chooses a cross:
"'W:hy's that? '.'
"So when the girl has one eye on
the policeman she can 'have the other
one the children.''-Life.
"Is music -of any practical bene
fit?'' was the question asked by one
of a pat discussing the subject.
"'Well,'' replied the cynic, '"judg
ing from the photographs of eminent
violinists. it keeps the hair from fall
ing out ! '-The Pink 'Un.
Do all in the name of the Lord Je-'
QUICK WIT SAVED HIM.
The Way a Criminal Fooled a Paris
In the "Memories' of M. Claude,
chief of police during the reign of
Napoleon III., there is much that is
faseinating to lovers of detective
stories. One of M. Claude's experi
ences was that in which he was out
witted by a clever criminal who saw
in the police chief's resemblance to
Beranger. when the poet was at the
height of !his popufarity a means of
escape from capture. The criminal
had returned to Paris and was liv
ing as a rich student in the Latin
quarter, then in the height of its Bo
Claude thought to make an easy
capture of his man by attending a
certain famous ballroom at the hour
when daneing was at its height. He
tells the story:
"I had no difficulty in discovering
him seated among a swarm of pretty
girls and bewitching danseuses.
"Convinced there were but two
ways of getting the better of a cun
ning enemy-surprise -and audacity
I walked straight up to where my
rascal was seated. I walked slowly,
with steady steps, my eyes on the
eyes of my man. He was a dark
skinned, handsome fellow, with a face
as brazen as it was cynical. I saw by
on imperceptible sign that he recog
nized me. He turned pale-he was
"I was aimost near enough to cap
ture him when I saw him bend to the
'ear of one of his companions. In
stantly all the girls surrounded me,
and stood in a feverish, excited, ar-'
dent phalan-x before me. They form
ed an impenetrable barrier, behind
which my -rascal escaped, while the
women pressed eagerly upon me, cry
"Beranger! It is Beranger!"
"The magic name presented upon
the youthful spirits there the effect
of an electric spark. All the dancers
of the establishment stopped dancing
and surrounded me with acclamations.
The students and young girls rushed
up to me, some bearing boquets, oth
ers glass in hand. I was literally cov
ered with flowers, while the whole
place rang with shouts, a hundred
times repeated, of 'Vive Beranger!
"I was aghast, and yet I under
stood the trick. On the point of being
collared by me, the man I !had mark2
ed down had recourse to this shrewd
game, which must have succeeded
even better than he expeeted. I cer
tainly had some points of resembiance
to tihe illustrious song maker or the
hole world of students and grisettes
in the Latin Quarter would not have
fallen so readily into his trap. I was
s bald as the poet at that time, and
t all times I have had a certain good
atured, sympathetic benevolence in
y appearance such as the portraits
f Beranger show to this day.
"Well, if the youth of Paris count
rsigned the internation-al error of
y clever scamp I owed it to my
esemblance to the poet. Though I
was tricked, I was well tricked. It
was not for me to own to these gid
ypates that I was not Beranger, but
laude, the policeman, the .agent of all
he prosecutors, judges -and lawyers,
who under the restoration had done
o much harm to their idol. I 'esca~p'
d from the ovation, which was be
oming delirious under an avalanehe
Funeral Baked Meats.
John Sharp Williams, at the. end
f his recent debate with Gov. Varda
an at Meridian, Miss., according to
he Washington Star, talked about
"There is a decent and noble
ride,'' said Mr. Williams, "and
here is a pride that is mean and lu
irous. An aged citizen of Yazoo
tells of' an old woman whose pride
was of the latter sort.
"This old woman lived in York
hrine. T-here was a funeral one day
n the next village. She did not attend
it, but a neighbor of 'hers was there.
'hat night she called on the neigh
or and said:
"Well, Nancy, I hear you wor at
"'Yes, I wor,' Nancy replied.
" 'What kind of a funeral wor it ?'
"' 'Why, it wor a very mean affair,'
she said. 'There wor nobbut a few
biscuit an' sic.'
" 'Ah,' said the other old woman,
'them 's the sort of ways I don't hold
to. I've lost five, but, t'hank 'evins,
I 'ye buried "em all with 'am.' ''
Not So Noticeable.
'"Whenever I use a peck of powvder
very~ one notices it declared .Johni
nie 's sister to her chum.
"Why don 't you use smokeless
powder?'' put in the boy, overhear
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