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Embryo Man-of-war's Man at Least
Convinced Officer He was At
r tending to His Duty.
This la th Ktorv of one of the mem-
tjers of the Massachusetts Naval Re
verves. . On the second night of the
cruise of the San Francisco one of
the amateur tars was on watch. The
night was clear, and myriads of stars
-twinkled in the sky, but there was no
j moon. Suddenly the reserve sang out,
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-the officer of the deck. "Far, far
- away," replied the would-be man-of-war's
man. When the officer had re-
- covered from the shock occasioned by
- this unseamanlike answer he looked
- over the rail in the direction indi
cated by the reserve's finger, and
then he had another fit. "What's the
i matter with you?" growled the officer.
"Can't you recognize the rising moon
-when you see it?" "Moon! moon!"
vtammered the embryo sea dog. "1
tteg your pardon, sir!" Then he
aheuted, as if making amends for his
-error, "Moon ahoy!"
A local ironworker who has been
-married a couple of years always de
clared that his first son should be
named Mat, after one of his best
Learning that the ironworker and
liis wife had recently been blessed
with a charming baby, the friend
smiled all over his face when he greet--edl
the father on the street.
"Well,", he beamed, "how is little
"Mat, nothing," answered the fa
ther; "it's Mattress." Youngstown
Raising the Temperature.
Frank had been sent to the hardware
'store for a thermometer.
"Did mother say what size?" asked
the clerk.
"Oh," answered Frank, "gimme the
biggest one you've got. It's to warm
ny bedroom with." Success Ma ga
The Selfish View.
""Do you want cheaper postage?"
"I don't know." replied the man who
considers only his own interests. "I
don't write many letters myself, and
I don't see why I should be eager to
make it easier for the men who send
-roe bills."
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How Good
are the sweet, crisp bits of
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you would, at least, try 'em.
The food is made of per
fectly ripe white corn, cooked,
sweetened, rolled and toasted.
- It is served direct from
the. package with cream or
milk, and sugar if desired
A breakfast favorite 1 "
The Memory Lingers
Battle Creek. Mich.
O. 13," a long-lost diary in
Washington's own hand,
has at last come to light.
This unique journal. I
which runs' from October
1. 1789, to March 10, 1790,
is occupied with the first
political tour made by the
first president. In a coach
drawn by two horses Washington, ac
companied by three friends and at
tended by six servants, went through
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine
and parts of NewHampshire. He thus
sets the example of "swinging around
the circle," a practice now common in
the United States.
"Exercised in my carriage in the
forenoon," begins the diary. Then fol
lows a list of the company "that dined
with us today."
Here is a, peep at his home life:
"Am giving sitting to John Ramage,
who Is drawing a miniature of me for
Mrs. Washington." Ramage had a
great vogue in the revolutionary era.
He was fashion's petted and pampered
artist. Born in Ireland, he early drift-
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ed into the British army, saw service in Canada.
Coming to New York city, he painted the belles
and beaux, was lionized in select circles. Ram
age's scarlet coat must have caught Washington's
eye. The artist wore a white silk waistcoat.
black satin breeches, knee buckles, white silk
stockings, silver shoe buckles, cocked hat, well
powdered curls and on the street carried a gold-
headed cane. As a fop of the day, when he talked
he offered a gold snuff box; you took a pinch and
vowed Ramage was a deuced good fellow.
Sunday, 4th Went to St. Paul's in the fore
Monday, 5th Exercised on horseback be
tween the hours of eight and eleven, and be-
tween five and six in the afternoon on foot.
"Had a conversation with Colonel Hamilton
on the propriety of my making a tour through the
eastern states during the recess of congress, to
acquire knowledge of the face of the country,
the growth of agriculture thereof."
"And the temper and disposition of the
people," adds Washington in his diary, "toward
the new government who thought it a very desir
able plan," he goes on. stringing out his sen
tence, "and he advised It. accordingly."
"Upon consulting Mr. Jay on my intended tour
Into the eastern states, he highly approved It,
but observed that a similar visit would be ex
pected by those of the southern," writes the dis
tinguished diarist.
It may be added that Washington later made
this trip "to the southern." He started in 1791.
went 1,900 miles, was gone three months, and
used the same span of horses throughout the
Thursday, 15th Commenced my Journey about
nine o'clock for Boston, and a tour through the
eastern states. The chief justice, Mr. Jay, and
the secretaries of the treasury and war depart
ments, accompanied me some distance out of the
city. About ten It began to rain and continued
to do so until abont eleven, when we arrived at
the house of Mr. Hoyatt. who keeps a tavern at
Klngsbridge. where we. that la. Major Jackson.
Mr. Lear and myself, with v six servants, which
composed my retinue, dined. After dinner,
through frequent light showers, we proceeded
to the tavern of a Mrs. Haviland at Rye who
keepa a very neat and decent inn. ""
These words show Washington's formal style
admirably. He continues:
"The road, for the greater part of the way,
was very rough and stoney, but the land, strong
and well covered with grass and a luxuriant crop
ot Indian corn Intermixed with pumpkins which
were yet "ungathered In the. fields. We met four
droves ot beef cattle for the New York market,
about 30 in a drove, some of which were - very
fine, also a large flock of sheep for the same
place. We scarcely passed a farmhouse that did
not abound ("abd" Washington writes It) In
geese. Their cattle seemed to be of a good qual-'
lty, their hogs large but rather long-legged. No
dwelling house is seen without a' stone or brick
chimney and rarely any without a shingled roof
generally the sides are of shingles also.
"The distance of this day's travel was 31
miles," writes Wash
ington in Diary No.
13. He speaks of the
stoney country, "Im
mensely stoney," he
calls it. "We find,"
he adds, "their crops
of wheat and rye
have been abundant
though of the first
they had sown rather
sparingly on account
of the destruction
which had of late
years been made in
-that grain by what is
called the Hessian
Friday, 16th
Washington tells that
the next day "noon
halt" was - made at
Norwalk, to feed the
horses. "Part is very
roug'h road," he goes
on. "The superb land
scape, however, which
Is to be seen from the
meeting house of the
latter, is a rich rega-
lia. We found all the
farmers busily en
gaged in gathering,
grinding and express
ing the juice of their,
apples, the crop of
which, they said, is
rather above medioc
rity. The average
crop of wheat, they
add, is about 15 bush
els to the acre from
their fallow land, "
often 20, and from
that to 25. Tue destructive evidences of the
British cruelty are yet visible both in Norwlk
and Fairfield, as there are chimneys of many
burnt houses standing in them yet. The principal
export from Norwalk Is horses and cattle, salted
beef and pork, lumber and Indian corn to the
West Indies, and in a small degree, flour and
Saturday, 17th At sunrise we left Fairfield
and breakfasted at Stratford, which Is ten miles
beyond. . . . "There are two decent-looking
churches in this place," says the diarist. . . .
"There is a busy manufactory of duck and have
lately turned out 400 bolts." He speaks of "stoney
ground" and continues with remarks on wayside
Once in a while Washington records the beau
ties of nature. Here is one of his longest notes:
"But one of the prettiest things of this kind Is
at Stamford, occasioned by cjHauning the water
for their mills: it is nearly 100 yards In width,
and the .water now being of the proper height,
and the rays of the sun striking on It as we
passed, had a pretty effect upon the. foaming wa-
ter as it fell." N
Here is the entry on New Haven: "The city
of New-haven," which Washington writes with a
hyphen and a Bmall "h," "occupies a good deal of
ground, but Is thinly though regularly laid out
and built. The number of souls in it is said to -be
about 4,000. There Is an Episcopal church and
three Congregational meeting houses, and a col
lege, In which there are at this time about 120
students, under the auspices of Doctor Styles.
The harbour of the place is not good for large
vessels abt. 16 foot belong to it. The linen in
dustry does not appear to be of so much impor
tance as I had been led to believe. In a word, I
could hear but little of it." . . .
The following day, Sunday, the president went
to the Episcopal church and In the afternoon to
the Congregational meeting houses. He tells of
a dinner at Brown's tavern with lieutenant gov
ernor, mayor and speaker. "Drank tea at the
mayor's (Mr. Sherman). On further . Inquiry I
find that there has been abt--(the diarist leaves
a blank) yards of coarse Unnen manufactured
at this place since It was established and that a
glass factory is on foot here for the manufacture
of bottles.
"The officers of the Continental Army called."
Washington adds. "This state could, this year,
with ease pay an additional- 100,000 tax. over
what was paid last year."
Monday. 19th The noted traveler records
that bis coach was "under way at 6 a. m. and
breakfast was taken 13 miles up the road, at
8:30." En route he sees extensive haystacks In
the marsh -lands, sandy roads, rail fences now
taking the place of stone. "At Walllngford we see
the white mulberry growing, raised from the seed
' to feed the silkworm. We also saw samples of
lustering, exceeding good, which had been manu
factured from the cocoon raised In this town and
silk thread, very fine. ; This, except for the weav
ing, is the work of private families, without ln-
" terference from other businesses, and Is likely to
turn out a beneficial amusement." '
' . C
Tuesday. 20th The president vis
ited the woolen mills at Weathersfield.
He explains: "(It) seems "to be going
on, with spirit Their broadcloths -are
not of the first quality, as yet. but
they are good, as are their coatings,
cassimeres, serges and everlastings.
Of the first, that, is, broadcloth, I or
. dered a suit, to be sent to me at New
York and cf the latter, a whole piece,
to make breeches for my servants. All
parts of this business are performed
at the manufactory, except the spin
ning this is done by the country
people, who are paid by the cut.
"Hartford is more compactly built than Middle
town and contains more souls, the computed num
ber of which amount to about double. The number
of houses in, Middletown are said to be 50 or CO.
These, reckoning eight to the house, would make
2,000 at least. The depth of water, which vessels
can make to the last place, is about ten feet, and
is as much as there is over Saybrook bar.
i "At Middletown there is one Episcopal church
and two Congregational churches. In v Hartford
there is none of the first and two of the latter.
Dined and drank tea at Colonel Wadsworth's, and
about 7 o'clock received from and answered ad
dress of the town of Hartford.
"There Is a great equality in the people of this
state.- Few or no opulent men and no poor, and
great similitude in their buildings the general
fashion of which is a chimney always of brick or
stone and a door in the middle, with a staircase
running up by the side of the latter, two flush sto
ries, with a very good show of Bash and glass win
dows the size generally is from 30 to 50 feet in
length and from 20 to 30 in width exclusive of a
back shed, which seems to be added as the family
increases. The farms, by the contiguity of the
houses, are small, not averaging more than 100
acres. They are worked chiefly by oxen, which
have no other feed than hay, with a horse and
sometimes two before them, both in plow and
cart. In their light lands, and In their sleighs they
work horses, but find them much, more expensive
than oxen. Springfield Is on the east side of Con
necticut river; before you come to which a large
branch, called Agawam, is crossed by a bridge.
It stands under the hill on the interval land, and
has only one meeting house, 28 miles from Hart
ford. "Set out at 7 and for the first eight miles, ride
over an almost uninhabitable plain, much mixed
with sand."
Saturday, 24th Dressed by 7 and set out by 8
at 10 arrived at Cambridge, according to appoint
ment.' But most of the militia, living a little out
of town, were not in line till after 11. Washing
ton's modeEt description of the civic honors fol
lows : "We passed through the ' citizens classed in
their different professions and under their own
banners till we came to the state house from
which across the street an arch was thrown, in
front of which was this description:
"To the Man Who Unites All Hearts," and on the
other, "To Columbia's Favorite Son," and on the
other side thereof, next the state house. In a panel
decorated with a trophy composed of the arms of
the United States of the commonwealth of Mas
sachusetts and our French allies, crowned with a
wreath of laurel, was this Inscription: "Boston Re
lieved, March 17th, 1776." This arch was hand
somely decorated and over the center of It a can
opy was erected 20 feet high with the American
eagle perched on the top. After passing through
the arch and entering the state house at the south
end, and ascending to the upper floor and return
ing to a balcony at the north end, .three cheers
were given by a vast concourse of people who by
this time had assembled at the arch then fol
lowed by an ode composed In honor of the presi
dent and well sung by a band of selected singers
after this three cheers followed by the different
professions and mechanics, in the order they were
drawn up, with their colors, through a lane of the
people, which had thronged about the arch, under
which they passed. ... The procession being
over I was conducted to my lodgings at a Widow
Ingersoll's (which is a very decent and good house)
by the lieutenant governor, oouncft, accompanied
by the vice president, where they took leave of
Next day, being unday. Washington went to
the Episcopal church in the morning and listened
to Dr. Parker, and In the afternoon he visited the
Congregational church.
The diarist also Indulges that dignity with
which the name of Washington is ever surrounded.
The day before he expected the governor to wel
come him at the public reception; had engaged to
take dinner with him, but as Governor Hancock
did not appear at the arch Washington did not
care to dine with him.
On Sunday the disconcerted magistrate came
- to Washington's lodgings and 'pleaded Indisposi
tion as an excuse for absence at the arch. Wash
ington adds, "But as it was expected that he, the
governor, expected to receive a visit from the
president" and Washington In fine sarcasm under
scores the word "receive" "he was resolved, at
all hazards, to pay his compliments today," adds
the president. The perplexed governor next sent a
committee to Washington. "I Informed them, in
explicit terms," records the president, "that I
' would not see the governor unless it was at my
own lodgings."
Governor Hancock's conduct was severely cen
sured by public opinion. It was generally held that
Inordinate dignity,' as chief .magistrate of Massa
chusetts, and not bodily Illness, was the secret
cause of his failure to call on the president. The
rebuke of official pride administered by Washing
ton, who refused to see Governor Hancock except
at the president's lodgings, decided the question of
superior dignity.
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