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Historical Characters of Whose
Looks We Know Nothig.
THEY LEFT. NO PORTRAITS.
Many of the Famous Figures and He
roes of Colonial and Revolutionary
Tames Are as Blanks to Us So Far
as Their Personal Appearance Is
In the search for a portrait of Thom
as Willett, the first mayor of New
York, the committee from the City
club visited nearly e'very print dealer
in the city in addition to scores of pri
vate collectors of Americana. But
there was no portrait to be found. .
Any one who has ever attempted to
make a collection of the pielures of
the- big men of early New York soon
realises 'that there are many blanks.
For instince, of the four )utch- gov
ernors Peter Stuyvesant is the only
one of whom we have a correct por
trait. Of Peter Minuet, William Kieft
and Wouter van Twiller there is abso
lutely nothing accurate, although van
ens caricatures have appeared from
time to time.
The same Is true of a-still more emi
nent New Yorker, WUm Bradford.'
the arst printer, who founded in 1MS
the New York Gasette, which.was the
frst newspaper printed In the prov
Ince. Bradford was -so promlinent a
man and so active for years, both in
Phanaphia as well as In Nel
that it is rather surprising not-to have
something worthy of being called a-.
true portrait. If there was; perhPS
his features might be on the tablet
&ected on the site of bii st -
Bee, now of the Cotton Exchange, at
The lack of an authentie ;portgaI oPf
Nathan Hale, the martyr spy of the
Revolution. Is somewhat betterknown,
although the sculptors McMonnies,'
Partridge and others- have not al
lowed this to restrain them from de
picting the features of the young.Jiol,
dier in stone or bronze. Of Colonel
1Ethan Aren there is no kdwn por
trait, and the same is true of the
doughty warrior, General Nicholas
One of the heroes of Bunker hill,
Colonel Richard Gridley, has left no
portrait. He was the artillerist -and
engineer who built the fortifications
the night before the battle; Other
prominent Revolutionary fighters of
whom no pictures exist are Colonel
William Ledyard. the defender of New
London, who was killed by a Britisfr
oicer when Ledyard surrendered the
fort; General Thoms Conway. leader
of the notorious cabal to depose Wash
iagton from the command of the army
In 177; Colonel Seth Warner, whd was
prominent in the attacks on .Ticonde
eg and Crown point and in the bat
tie of Bennington; General Seth Pom
eroy of Massachusetts, and General.
Samuel Holden Parsons, one of the
board which tried Major Andre and
*was appointed by Wnehington as the
first judge of the northwest territory.
No accurate portraits exist of two of
Sthe fifty-SIX signers of the Declartion
et Independence. John Mortonof Penn
sylvania and John Hart of New Jer
sey, although a portrait which is said
to be that of Hart-hangs in Independ
ence hall In Philadelphia and Is said to
s ave been painted from a miniature.
.'There is nothing extant of the f a
ther of George.Waingenni Augustine
Washington, nor have any portats
been discovered of Colonel Ball, fa
-"~oC Maiey Washingtoni mother of
~the general, or of John Dandridge, fa
then of Washington's wife, Martha
A portrait which a great many col
- ectors of old New York material
.would give a good deal to obtain is
' that of Samuel Fraunces, the West In-.
dian tavern keeper, whose best lkhown
bouse was the old Fraunces' tavern,
.now owned by .the Sons of the Revoln
tion, restored since they purchased It
a few years ago to Its original condi
tion. It is on lower Broad street, on
the corner of Pearl street, and the
famous long room In which Washing
-ton took farewell of' his officers has
been restored as closely as possibles to
its original form.
-' There is no portrait of Willam Gun
ulngham, the heartless keeper of the
provost jail in a corner of City Hall
perk during the Revolution. Betsy
Ross, the celebrated maket of the first
stars and stripes, has no portrait. Cap
tain Miles Stndaish Is among those
who have left nothing of their per
sonal appearance, nor is anything
-known of the intrepid French explor
er Jollet, who traced the sources of the
Others of more or less note 'of whom
there are no portraits are the old Eng
hUh dramatist, Christopher Marlowe;
Richard Savage, another well knowni
English dramatist, who died in 1743;
Marquis Duquesne, from whom Fort
Duqtuesne, now Pittsburgh, got its first
name from the French: Georger Clin
ton, royal governor of New York from
1743 to 1753 and father of the British
-general In the Revolution, Henry Clin
ton; Colonel John Henry Cruger, Gen
eral Oliver de Lancey, Governor Wil
11am Tryon, General Johns Forbes,
Baron Dieskan, General Robert Howe
and Bourriennie, Napoleon's famous
secretary, who wrote an excellent life
of the great French emperor.--New'
Advice is seldom welcome. Thoe
who need It most like It least.--r
* Superstitions of Miners.
As a man of perilous occupation, the
miner has many superstitions. One
widespread belief Is that to introduce
a rabbit Into a mine is to court disas
ter, and many stories are current of
catastrophes heralded by the appear
ance of a white rabbit to the men
who were doomed to die. He would be
a bold miner, too, who wotald whistle
at work for whistling Is a direct in
vitation to disaster, and though miners
are cleanly folk, very few ever wa.sh
the small of their back, lest tho roof
abould fall on them.
L.earning to Do One's Duty.
Make It a point to do something ev
4ry day that you don't want to do.
"This Is the golden rule for acquiring
sthe habit of doing your duty without
Milennium Not Yet Here.
- Trom the diary of Sackville Mc
Enutt: "The world may be growing
.more honest, but I notice that the
lost" ooluinn In the paper Is still con
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East an West.H. D. CLARK, I~~HRWR OP'
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A SLIDE ON A ROOF
Terrifying Experience on an Ice
FIGHTING DEATH IN MIDAIR
Pe.-ilous Plight of -Two Workers, and.,
an Exhibition of Coolness, Presence
of Mind and Heroic Patience-How
the D-fficult Rescue Was Effected.
During the fall and winter of 1870
.L T. Stowart, who had bought -the
Grand Union hotel at Saratoga, largely
rebuilt that great hostelry of 200
rooms. The building has a manard
roof. and at the peak It Is ninety-eight- r
feet from the sidewalk.
One cold winter morning, when the
work was virtually completed, two
men, Harvey, the head roofer, and a
helper named Dennisonm went up On '
the roof to finish the fashing round *
the base of the tower. Thereiad beenf
a slight mist that morning, and it had
frozen upon the roof, but.the two -
men had on india rubber overshoes to
prevent them from slipping on the
Suddenly, however, Harvey's feetbe
gan to sUp.- He went very slowly at
first for the upper roof of ammnsard
is notsteep. Ie trMl ttop himself,
but there was not.. ..; to which he
could eling. He tt.ned his head id.
Dennison's direction to see if he could
not give some assistance, but Dennt
son. too, was sliding slowly down the
Harvey'a presence of-nind dId not
leave him. "Lie down flat!" b'gealled.
S6 both men carefuly laid. thladves
at full length on the icy root Inorder
that the increased friction mightre:it
tard, and perhaps stop, their d ent
For an instant it checked the nove--'
ment. Then the men began again
slowly to slip narer the angle of the iN -
root and the steep pitch below.
It seemed like hours, althougitwas
only a few moments, when Haivey felt
his heels catch on a slight projection.
A blind gutter had been built Into the
lower edge. of the upper part of -the
roof to carry off the large amount of
water that would fall opn mauh ate*
panse of roof. The-upper gutter pro
jeeted. above the slate roof only
half an Inch, but it was against thIs
that Harvey's heels had caught.
There he hung on the very brink of
the abyss-safe for aninstnt He
dared not move a muscleFhowever, or
even turn his head to seeIf I en-nisonM
were still on the roof. He did nDt
out for help, for he feared'that t1WK
mere effort of Ailing his lunga
shouting might dislodge him. lio
could see the men on tlie fiat of
roof from the street below.. The-onl
hope lay in the carpenter who7-were
at work inside the building. Buth
should they know what was
up there on the roof?
Suddenly Harvey heard a voice,*I
but distinct, come from the
above him. ."Hold 6n," it said,'
I'll help Your" Then after a longtine
Harvey heard the sound. of several
voices. Whoever had found him han
The first voice spoke again: "Hold
on! We wilt lower this rope to you!"
Presently something rubbed on the
slate above Harvey's head. It was
the rope, ;vhlch they were slowly
working down toward him.
"Can you get'hold of it?" asked-the -
"I don't dare move much," Harvyr
replied. "Can't you get It down neart
They had to giveit aflip to get it b
his shoulder. Then It traversed' the' ~
length of his arm and fina11y touched
Harvey raised his agn very careful-.
ly and took hold of the rope. It was.'
an Inch cable that had been nsed in
raising the slate from the ground to
"Can you turn over very carefully
and climb up?",asked the voice. ?
Cautiously Harvey worked his hand -
along on the rope-It was his right
hand-until he fian11 drew It~ taut.
Then he carefully raised his left hand'
and, reaching across, grasped the rope:
with that hand too.
Then when the worst of the matter
was over, he began to shake Jike a
eaf. He lay there, flat on his back, -
linging desperately to the rope and
reading inexpiessibly the next step.
How was he to- turn overon that slip.
pry roof when he needed both hands
o cling to the rope?
At last he spoke hioarsely:
"Can you pull me up?"
They consulted together.
"I don't dare to turn over," he
There was a kharp tug on the rope.
arvey let them draw his arms up to -
hefr extreme length, still afraid to -
tust his weight to his rescuers. ThenL
e felt his-heels lose their grip oivthe'
gutter, and he began slowly to i:no.
It was not till he had wv- -- --
ed the tower that he d:m,! :s i
ead in Deninison's directi':a to.
e were still safe. There he. wm*.
pread out on the roof, just ns In:.y
ad been. He did not move a mu-h~. -
Patiently, heroically, he waited h~
urn. Then the men seized Harveys -
soulders and drew him into the'
In a few minutes Dennison was also -
escued. looking a little blue round -
he mouth. but unharmed. Neither
an suffered any Ill effects from his
errile ordeal.-Youth's Companion. -
The roads to ruin are always kept
In good repair.
Sweet Clover for Liner.
Gather branches of flowering clover
nd dry them for your linen chest and
helves. Tie them up in bags of
heesecloth and spread them between
heete and table linen and underwear
nd you will find the linen sweeter
nd daintier than It is under the influ.
ne of lavender.
Might Say Many Men. -
"Some men," said M'-. Pozzozzle,
think that because they have one
oor little woman bamnboozled at
ome, that they possess gre-t execu
Lacrosse the Red Men's Game. -
Lacrosse is the national ball game
f Canada. It came from the aborigi- .
ali red men, who doubtless played it
r many centuries before the discov
ry of the new world. Dlfferent tribes
layed it in different ways, and it was
sually very rough. The name was
iven to it by the French Canadians,
ho saw the resemblance between the
~urved netted stick used in playing it