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Gen J Franklin Bell Chief of Staff
tt the United States Army is a little
hard on the soldier
Harried men in the Army are un
questionably a burden he says So
also are married ofiicers Nevertheless
marriage is the normal condition of
mankind To hold a man in service for
30 years and deny him the privilege 01
a normal life is impossible To permit
all to marrr is eauallr impossible The
married private as a rule is more than
Would it atfd to the efficiency of the
service if men entering it took vows 01
eternal celibacy
Gen Bell has also promulgated a
general order for the re enlistment of
men in the Army bound for me
pines This is done so as to give mem
a full tour of duty in the islands and
to obviate sending men to the islands
nnd havintr their term of enlistment
expire within a short time after their
arrival there This was none in view
of the fact that a number of men fail
to re enlist
The new order provides that for the
convenience of the Government three
months before the date of sailing de
partment commatders are instructed
to discharge all enlisted men who on
the date of sailing from the Philippines
will have less than two -cars and three
months to serve and who desire to be
discharged for immediate re enustmcnt
V such re enlistment to be made on the
day following that of the discharge
This will of course not be done if the
soldier does not desiro to re enlist im
mediately and the discharge certificates
and final statements will not be deliv
ered until he has re enlisted
Non commissioned officers who do
not desire to avail themselves of the
privilege of re enlistment and who have
30 days or more to serve will be sent
with their organizations to the Philip
pines Those who have less than 30
days and do not wish to re enlist will
be discharged for the convenience of
the Government
There was great flourish of trumpets
when the fleet started on its globe
encircling trip about the wireless tele
phone communication that had been
established between the ships of the
fleet There were those who were in
credulous about the matter and who
thought it impossible that something
that had been only fairly successful un
der the best of conditions on land could
be so very perfect at sea where con
ditions would be bad It is now stated
that while connection is easily formed
between the big ships tho communica
tions are such a jumble of sounds and
so frequently interrupted that the sys
tem proved practically useless and
had to be abandoned The fleet is now
using the wireless telegraph system ex
Failure to preserve the arc between
two sets of instruments is the cause of
the breakdown of the system Almost
as soon as connections are made they
are broken and only portions of the
messages can be conveyed The War
Department it is understood has not
lost hope that the invention will be
finally perfected
Senator TVetmore of Rhode Island
has been returned to the United States
Senate for another six years term
After careful consideration by the
Ordnance Department and General Staff
of the JVrmy it has been decided to
adopt a new haversack and cup for en
listed men of which 50000 of each will
be manufactured for issue as needed
The liaversack v ill be smaller than
that now in use and it will be olive-
drab in color Instead of khaki
The size of the haversack now in use
was determined after the Cuban cam
paign of the Spanish War when It was
found that that then In use was too
email to take in bulk the articles of the
ration as then Issued The ration is
now issued in packages more suitable
for disposition in smaller space with
the result that such a large haversack
IS no longer needed The new cup will
be made of aluminum It will be small
er than the prespnt one and It will be
carried Inside of the haversack where
by reflection of the sun will be obviated
Senator Whytc of Maryland pro
poses to have the town of Frederick
Sid reimbursed for the sum of 200
000 in tribute which the Confederate
General Jubal A Early levied upon
the place in the civil war Senator
Whyte has introduced a bill in the Sen
ate providing for the repayment of the
amount He regards repayment as Jus
tllld for the reason that citizens of
Frederick warned the authorities at
Washington of Earlys purpose to at
tack the Capital and thus made it
possible for a force to be assembled to
protect it against the Confederate
It was In the Summer of 1864 that
Earlys annyNrestcd at Frederick and
made preparations for the descent on
Washington When Early discovered
that hKgVlans had been made known
to the- Washington authorities he forced
She citizens of Frederick to raise the
322SC000 mentioned on penalty of
uR the town burned and looted The
bill would place the 200000 in the
hands of the Mayor and Aldermen of
Frederick to be distributed to the per
sons who raised the ransom money or
their heirs
Hon Leslie M Shaw former Secre
tary of the Treasury was In the city
last week and had a conference with
the President but he isnt telling
neither Is the President what that
conference was about He declares he
eaid nothing about politics He says
5ie isnt talking politics for publication
Of his plans he declares
-I have now for the flirt time in 40
years a few days to myself and Im
enjoying them to the utmost I am
Just going to follow the advice of an
old farmer friend He said when you
havent anything in particular in view
just watch the wind If you -will watch
It closely you will see that pretty soon
it will form a little eddy here or there
where it whirls the dust together
Thats where you want to be Im go
ing to watch for the dust
Last night I was called up by tele
phone and a man asked me to answer
the following questions Was I prepar
ing to run for the Presidency Was I
geUing ready to run for the Vice Presi
dency Was I about to be a candidate
for Governor of New York Was I
planning to reorganize the National
3ank of Commerce In Kansas City
Was I preparing to reorganize the
Knickerbocker in New York Was I
about to merge the United States Mort
gage Trust the Windsor and the Em
pire Trust Companies In New York
I told him that all tho stories were
true Then I assured him that none
pf them was
Sometimes ridiculous things are pa
hetic and then sometimes pathetic
tthings -become regularly ridiculous In
Soldiers Wrecked Sometimes the word
American was inserted before sol
diers and the name of Gen Hull was
signed to the headline Now if a min
ister had starved to death because he
must it would have been pathetic in
the extreme that is if he had nothing
and could get nothing Heading the
item in which Gen Hull exploits the
starving c find that the minister was
a Roman Catholic Bishop formerly of
Washington Bishop Booker who was
one time Secretary of the Papal Lega
tion here and who was sent by the
Church to the Philippines to restore the
churches there which had been devas
tated by war
Gen Hull who was tho head of the
board which investigated the circum
stances back of tho claims of the Cath
olic Church against the United States
for damage done to the property of
the Church by American soldiers in
formed the committee that in his opin
ion Bishop Booker died as a result of
the life of privation and meager eat
ing he had to lead in his endeavors to
live in Jara and make the Church prop
erty habitable
The Bishop said Gen Hull told
mc he would like me to visit him in
Jara and have dinner with him but he
added that he was ashamed to have me
because he had nothing but fish and a
little bread to eat This was because
he was spending all his money and all
the money he could find in trying to
make the church quarters habitable and
to restore them to the condition in
which they were before the soldiers
wrecked them
This was the stoiy he told to the
Committee on Insular Affairs of the
House Now the story loses its pathetic
feature because there was no necessity
for the starving and It probably isn t
true that Bishop Rooker starved
Bishop Rooker was a man eminently
gifted with common sense and if he
knew anything must have known that
a man in poor physical condition could
serve neither God nor man and that he
would have been careful thus far He
neednt have starved because he had
money to live on Bread and fish fed
a multitude once upon a time and they
considered it a feast The combination
might not please an epicure nor be the
kind of a menu that one would want to
serve to a General in the Army but 11
would keep life in pretty fair condition
all other conditions being right In
fact the very poorest service that one
can give to the Divine Master is that
which comes from a wrecked body and
mind weakened by physical suffering
It Is as much the Christian duty to
keep in good physical and mental con
dition as it is to minister to the physical
and spiritual condition of those who
need our help It is unfair to try to
manufacture sympathy for the Church
by picturing such conditions when any
body who knew -Bishop Rooker knows
that he wouldnt have starved himself
as he ery well knew that he could not
then give his God Church or his peo
ple the encouragement and assistance
that they needed If he weakened his
strength by starving himself The cli
mate was very hard on Bishop Rooker
as it has been on nearly everybody who
has gone there from the United States
and physical infirmities finally carried
him off It is incredible that he starv
ed unless he deliberately set about it
by fasting and that couldnt be pa
thetic as it would be his own doing
At least one of the happiest fathers
in the United States to day is Capt
Baldwin Captain of the Police in the
Charles Street Station New York City
Capt Baldwin has a five-year-old son
and on a recent trip to Washington he
called upon his old friend the Presi
dent and presented the boy who Is six
years of age and one of eight sturdy
youngsters After his return to New
York the Captain received from the
President for his boy a handsome silver
spoon with a gold bowl with the sons
name on it The spoon has been placed
in a special glass case made for it and
is one of the most treasured objects In
Capt Baldwins house The boy how
ever objects to the spoon being put out
of his reach He says spoons were
made to eat bread and milk with
Why the old coot It Is true after
all that
on-the-Democratic - ticket-Henry-Gas
saway Davis also ex Senator who is
something above 84 years old Is going
to get married and his bride-to-be is
only about 24 or thereabouts Miss
Maude Ashford the aged swains sweet
heart is a very charming young lady of
this city who for a year or so has been
doing newspaper work in a brief way
She is poor but proud and he is rich
and able to please himself But and
thereby hangs a tale his daughter
Mrs Stephen B Elkins objects serious
ly to the marriage Just what may
happen in case the marriage ever takes
place is problematical but Senator Da
vis does not seem to be much concern
ed about what other people think about
his affairs
About every other day Bryan Is nom
inated for the Presidency on the floor
of the House by some Democrat who
is making a record speech for home
consumption and there Is always a
mighty cheer and then some other
Democrat getn up and makes a speech
and nominates tome other fellow and
there is another mighty cheer Up to
now there has been no roll call on can
didates for the Presidency in Congress
When there Is the Sergeant-at-Arms
xvill have to be sent out to round up
enough members to count a quorum
In transmitting to the Senate the re
port of Provisional Governor Magoon
on conditions in Cuba the other day
the President said
T am glad to be able to say that we
can now definitely announce that by or
berore Feb 1 1K08 we shall have turn
ed over the island to the President and
Congress to be elected next December
by the people of Cuba Our word to
turn the island over to its own people
will be scrupulously regarded
The State Department has received
from the Spanish Government the sum
of J370000 in full payment of the prin
cipal of the Spanish indemnity claims
Thei e claims were the result of the
depredations of Spanish privateers up
on American commerce nnd the war
between Sjtain and her American colo
lit 1834 Spain agreed to pay to the
United States claimants tho sum of
600000 with Interest at five per cent
per annum on the claims arising be
tween the years 1813 and 1834 At the
time of the Spanish War the interest
payments were stopped for tho time
being and at the close of the war they
were resumed again
Tlie Spanish Government since the
treaty was negotiated in 18S4 has paid
to tlie United States Government the
sum of about J 1923500 in interest
alone or about four times the principal
or tne claims
Because of changed conditions from
rAll the headlines of the papers one day those existing in 1903 when the minor
iulsi wee vrus who iikb mis i ny or tne Board or Consulting Engi
its report it is now admitted in respon
sible quarters that the estimate made
by that report for building the canal
was far too low and that the cost may
approximate 200000000 This Includes
various incidental items such ns ad
ministration sanitation and improve
ments aggregating several millions of
dollars in Panama and Colon which
however will be refunded by the Pan
ama Government the expenses of the
Zone Government and various expenses
incidental to the relocation and acquisi
tion of the Panama Railroad
Tiic United States Senate in execu
tive session assembled rejected the
nomination of Charles W Fairbanks of
Concord N H who aspired to be U
S Pension Agent In that town and for
that section It is stated that tho
turning down of Mr Fairbanks was
part of a policy that is to be pursued
hereafter in the Senate In other words
United States Senators believe so they
say that they have some rights which
a President of the United States Is
bound to respect and one of the chief
cst of these is their right to say who
shall be appointed from their respec
tive States to Government positions
Senators Burnham and Gallinger rec
ommended somebody else for the office
of United States Pension Agent in Con
cord and the President appointed his
own man Mr Fairbanks having no
regard for the recommendation of the
two Senators from New Hampshire
The appointment was made some
time ago to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of George A Curtice the
Pension Agent at Concord The two
New Hampshire Senators after con
ferring with the New Hampshire House
delegation had presented the names of
two candidates who were both reject
ed It Is said that the nomination of
Fairbanks by the President was made
largely outhe advice of National Com
mitteeman F S Streeter and Winston
Messrs Burnham and Gallinger held
up the confirmation of Fairbanks For
some time they have been endeavoring
to effect the appointment of a man of
their own choice In his stead Failing
in this they took tlie action which re
sulted in the rejection of Fairbanks by
the Pensions Committee
How the public does love to be gulled
There are two ways you can catch it
by tickling its vanity or promising a
whole lot for a very small nothing A
woman who once did prominent peo
ple in AVashington has just been ar
rested in New York for doing trades
men society men and women clubs
and business men generally up there
From tlie reports that come here she
must have been accepted with open
arms in New York and she cleaned
up a pretty sum on forged clicks and
the like there before sho was appre
hended Her record here led her into
the White House the United States
Senate and Cabinet Army and Navy
Almost tlie first step in her Wash
ington campaign was the issuing of in
vitations saying Mrs McKey requests
the honor of casting your hand in plas
ter to be used in an historical manual
or psychological text book to be entitled
Hands That Have Built Empires Hotel
Gordon Washington D C The fee
was 25 A large number paid in ad
William Jennings Bryan received an
invitation and accepted it He took
Representative Sulzer with him to the
Hotel Gordon For Mr Sulzer Mrs
McKey professed great admiration Sne
declared he had a most Interesting hand
and one that portrayed a great charac
ter She predicted that In Id years he
would become President
Just how she managed to obtain an
audience In the White House is not ex
plained but it is a fact that she had
what she said was a cast of the hand
of President McKinley Others of whose
hands she took casts are Senator Davis
of Minnesota Speaker Henderson Gen
Miles Rear Admiral Schley Represen
tative Champ Clark Oiga Nethersole
and Miss Ellen Terry
The explosion came in a couple of
months and she fled de coop to
speak in the vernacular leaving over
1000 worth of n g checks behind her
which she had palmed off on trades
Some newspaper man who wanted to
be funny and who lives in the provin
cial little town of New York sent out
a dispatch the other night that the
President has donated to tlie AVashing
ton Jockey Club a handsome silver ser
vice to be awarded to the winner of a
special race for registered thorobreds
ridden by commissioned Army ofiicers
to be run at Benning this Spring
Of course there Isn t a word of truth
in the ridiculous thing Somebody just
funny over the fact that the President
finding that too many prominent Army
men were being hit by his order to ride
or quit the service and had to modify
It to suit individual cases
Representative Knowland of Califor
nia has handed to the President a let
ter from Judge Henry A Melville of
Oakland Past Grand Exalted Ruler of
the Elks together with resolutions
adopted under the administration of
Judge Melville as head of the order
doing away with tlie use of tho elks
tooth as an emblem of the Order The
President appreciated the action of the
Elks as it did away with one of tlie
strong Incentives for the slaughter of
these nnimais Tlie teeth became very
valuable largely because they were
bought by the Elks to be made Into
emblems Artificial teeth are to be
used Instead of the genuine
It really can t much matter to an
elk nor will it help the propagation of
the species any this heroic determlna
tion not to kill the huge beasties for
their coth when the President kills
them or their heads you Know If the
critter has to be killed at all It might
be as well to kill him for three things
as just one He only has one head
while that same head yields two teeth
that are dear to the hearts of the Order
of Elks so that while the President
gets his big game and one head the
Elks will get the two teeth which is
Charles Emory Smith editor of the
Philadelphia Press formerly Postmaster-General
and former Minister to
Russia died suddenly and alone last
week In his home In Philadelphia As
a newspaper man Charles Emory Smith
stood high In the profession He was
a leader in the Republican Party and
Stood high In the councils of the lead
ers He was Postmaster General under
President McKinley
Funny things happen everywhere
The other day Representative Bartlett
of Georgia wnnted to get the eye of
the bpeaker of tlie House There have
been times when Representative Bart
lett got tlie eye and the gavel of the
Speaker as well as the Sergeant-at-
Arms and the mace by throwing ink
wells United States Statutes at the
heads of colleagues on tho floor who
had displeased him but this time he
wanted the Speaker for entirely amica
ble purposes The galleries were pack
ed -with people the entire membership
of tho House was there and so was Mr
Bartlett He called Air Speaker as
loud as lie could jell Mlslah Speak
ah just like that but your Uncle Jo
self was busy banging the gavel with
his left handed lick and did not see
well anyhow he didnt recognize Bart
lett of Gawjah sub so ho shouted
again but this time from the center
aisle His voice was r4ill sticking round
in the crevices of the glass ceiling when
a shout of laughter went up and then
a nowl a yell of merriment swept gal-
lerles and floor Meantime Bartletta
friends were frantically motioning at
him down toward his feet Finally 1
spindle shanks with a neat blue garter
and above that an expanse of white
which meant nothing more or less than
a drawers leg was In evidence whero
his trousers leg had slipped above his
knee Thats all
The Isthmian canal Commission Is
about to advertise fpr 4500000 barrels
of cement for the canal work
Word comes fromITHvaha that Morro
Castle the historic tfort that guards the
entrance to Havana Harbor Is In dan
ger of collapse American engineers
who have examinedthc fort say It was
seriously undermined byithe storm of
Jan 12 The seaward battlements
threaten to fall and engineers say re
pairs were necessary to prevent the col
lapse of the seaward structure
Never again until the next time
Congress declared when it was bull
dozed out of two or three millions by
the Jamestown Exposition gang that It
would never vote another cent for Ex
positions but Congress has a weak
backbone when it comes to denying to
do the same things for the North that
it does for the South or vice versa and
so tlie Senate Committee on Industrial
Expositions voted to report tho bill
authorizing the expenditure of 700000
for a Government exhibit at the
Exposition It will pass
all right and it ought to While the
Jamestown people meant to make ducks
and drakes of their ippropriation and
use It for private speculation there is
no doubt at all that that neck of woods
has been greatly benefited by the Ex
position So too will the Seattle coun
try be It really Is a wise expenditure
of money tho not a single Exposition
lias ever come out even always in debt
Edward H Allison tho man who
brought Sitting Bull into a camp of
United States troops and made possible
the negotiations which at last ended
the great Sioux war has received tardy
recognition from tho United States
Government Mr Allison lives at Rose
bud S D and tho a native of New
England has been married to two wives
who were full blooded daughters of the
Sioux tribe By this first marriage and
adoption into the Sioux tribe ho be
came a brother of the famous Chfef
Gall tho greatest warrior of the tribe
not even excepting Sitting Bull whose
forces overcame and destroyed Custer
Allison went to the Far West in 1SS6
with a good record as a soldier and
that same year married an Indian wife
who lived only about a year He was
taken into full membership In the Brule
Sioux tribe and afterward enlisted In
the Army doing distinguished service
In the fighting following tho Custer
campaign Allison did service which
Gen Sheridan described officially a
beyond estimation He was always
loyal to the Government and was high
ly influential in bringing the Indians to
see the impossibility of resistance
At the last after years of the most
difficult and dangerous service as scout
and guide and interpreter he was put
in charge of the effort to bring the
great old Sitting Bull Into camp to treat
with the Government authorities All
son accomplished the task and Sitting
Bull made peace with tho white men
For this work he was given probably
as high praise as any man who eer
served the Government in any of the
Indian wars
As an old man Allison found him
self without recognition as a member
of the Sioux tribe therefore unablo to
get his allotment of lands on the Rose
bud Reservation in Tripp County S D
which is soon to be opened He set
about to make his record clear and
sent to Senator Gamble a mass of let
ters and credentials from Army offiocrs
of which any man mtghr well be proud
As a result Senator Gamble was able
to have the Interior Department place
Allison s name on tne run or the Sioux
tribe and when the Tripp County lands
are opened he will come In for an allot
ment of 640 acres of pasture or 320
acres of agricultural lands
The birthday anniversary of Gen
Robert E Lee who was reared along
with most of the members of the Lee
family for generations back and front
at West Point and when the time of
trial came chose to stand by his State
rather than by the Government winch
had fed clothed and elucilud him was
celebrated hero by the Confederate vet
erans with grtat show of Confederate
flags and colors Dixie was imng too
and tlie enthusiasm was great as tho
audience stood you must always stand
for Dixie Gen Lee was eloquently
eulogized and he is a man who will
bear it barring his disloyalty to ids
flag If the daughters and sons and
men of the Confederate organizations
would confine themselves to eulogies of
their real Generals and men and not
lake up such infamous scoundrels as
Wirz and Winder and that ilk section
alism might die out The really pa
thetic thing about the Lee annivorsary
came when an old old follower of Le
who wore hl3 gray uniform rue and
tried to give the rebel jell Tills was In
the Mount Vernon Methodist Church
the Methodist Church South which
begs for union between the sections
but has not yet been so endowed witli
the- spirit as to Join hands with the
Methodist Church Noith from which It
separated on slavery The old man
gave a feeble little cry which endod in
a hoarse gurgle in his throat and sank
back into his seat in s state of collapse
Consul General Bcrgholz at Canton
China lias transmitted to the State De
partment the results of the recent ex
aminations in Peking of Chinese who
had been educated abroad showing the
standing of American institutions
Forty two students were examined
24 of whom had pursued their studies
in Japan 14 in the United States and
-four in Belgium Three from Japan
failed and one from America but of
the 38 who passed only seven secured
the Chin Shih or doctors degree and
five of these were American students
Of tlie 16 highest in rank America
had 10 the West taking tlie honors both
in the number of stuudents and in the
rank obtained in tho examination Tho
university of California was represent
ed by six menr and took the four first
places while Leland Stanford Univer
sitys ono representative took seventh
place i in
Nino of the 13 Americans were edu
cated on the Pacific Coagt tho two of
these secured their masters degree at
Columbia University and two others at
uornen y - f
Brig Gen Charles IL Whipple who
became Paymaster General of the Army
on Jan 1 has seen considerable service
in the field on tho JV6tern frontier
nurlng his earlier spr Iceiand later in
the Philippines PortpJUcp and Cuba
Ono of his exciting experiences occur
ring in 1884 whllestntloned at Fort
Keogh Mont is toiflohwan official re
port to the War Department by Brig
Gen James M Boil who says
Col Whipple had ii long and ardu
ous service on the ffontilsr In c district
where long tedious overland UJps had
to be made being often exposed to the
Intense cold and death dealing blizzards
For many years while stationed at Fort
iveogn he paid the troops at Fort Bu
ford where I vaa stationed 7fi lnilns
from tho railroad and at Poplar River
70 miles to the northwest On several
of these trips his party was caught in
blizzards of the utmost severity and
only by the greatest perseverance and
good judgment did they escape death
On one of these trips In May 1884
from Glendlve tho nolnt of deoartnro
from tho railroad to Foit Buford and
when about midway his party consist
ing of himself his cleric Sergt Coon
rod 7th Cav and the driver of the
fimlilllnnno fiillnij l iti
Bartlett looked down Theie met his men In an escort wagon was attacked
i socmen picketed hisjby severalroTa
Srved to Doatlx Repatrins Churchneers oHie IananiCanaTbUedlliut
eat to awnclea In the
If T Slit I tM Jv I
rush for tho escort iwacon thereby
drawing tho lire of the robbers upon
them resulting in mortally wounding
Sergt Coonrod wounding the driver and
knocking him off his seat riddling the
ambulance with shot and wounding
one of the mules Fortunately Col
Whipple had the funds under the seat
of the ambulance Alone with the dy
ing Sergeant his clerk having jumped
from the ambulance JIaj AVhippIe
gathered up the reins let fall by the
wounded driver and urging his team
to its greatest speed managed to es
cape and reach Scotts Ranch seven
miles away thus saving the Government
The robbers having left their horses
concealed In the timber some distance
from the scene of attack were unable
to overtake the ambulance after having
searched the escort wagon and relieved
the escort of their arms
Word was sent by JIaj Whipple
from the ranch to Fort Buford 40
miles -away and 1 At the time
a Captain in the 7th Cav was
sent with my troops to the rescue of
his party arriving there at daybreak
the next morning Maj Whipple and
his party had remained on guard all
night with two carbines and a shotgun
belonging to the ranch hourly expect
ing an attack by the robbers
The saving of tho funds was alone
due to Col Whipples courage and de
Secretary Taft and Maj Gen J
Franklin Bell the Chief of Staff of the
Army are considering the advisability
of recommending that Congress enact a
law providing that the term of duty of
staff otilccrs in Washington bo limited
to rour years
Of all tho scrapping matches that
have taken place in the National Capi
tal nothing has equaled the war of
words that has been going on over the
location of the statue of Gen Grant
The Commission for that purpose locat
ed the statue in a corner of the Botani
cal Gardens an obscure corner right
under the Capitol and within a stone s
throw of a hideous thing called tho
Peace Monument which stands at the
foot of the Capitol slope The spot for
the statue Is low marshy and unfre
quented up to now filled with various
kinds of prize underbrush and a num
ber -of trees that were set out by prom
Inent statesmen from 25 to 50 years
ago These are all against the placing
of a statue to Grant which really ought
to stand on a hill overtopping the dome
of tlie Capitol There would have been
no Capitol dome to day had Uiere not
been an Unconditional Surrender
Grant There would have been no Na
tion spelled with a great big N Tlie
funny part of the whole business Is that
nobody seems to bo caring a rap about
the statue Itself it has gone clear out
For fifty years a staple
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brush on tho side of a steep canyon
which the road ascended Col Whipple
had with him about 30000 for the
payment of troops
Thinking that tho funds were in the
escort wagon the robbers allowed the
ambulance to pass and opened with a
volley on the escort wagon a few yards
in tne rear immediately the occu
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tho robbers while they were making a
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of sight in tho ruck of talkee talkee
about Park Commissions Statue Com
missions and the rights of the Maister
of the Botanical Gardens a canny Scot
by the name of TVilliam Smith whose
creation that beautiful bit of plagiarized
nature is
Quite naturally Mr Smith who has
had charge of those Gardens for 50
years or so and who loves them is
averse to having any -of his trees cut
down his shrubbery torn up br the
roots his flower beds ruined and his
palm houses destroyed just for a statue
which will be as out of place in that
locality as would the peach blow vase
in a pig stye Not that the Botanical
Gardens could be called a pig stye but
they are mighty few paces removed
from that for It was once a swamp
round there and at times of high water
one could cross It In boats so the oldest
innauitanis say These Gardens are
now almost tho only link between the
old Washington and the new They
are a truiy acilgnuui place walled in
with stone arid a high iron picket fence
topping that and filled with trees and
shrubs from every part of the world
In the center of these grounds stands a
Uartholdl fountain On one side are the
famous palm houses with their wonders
of tropical vegetation liner than any
thing else in this country These gar
dens should be left exactly as they are
for all time
Now once upon a time tho President
authorized some gentlemen mainly per
sonal friendsof him and among them
artists and landscape gardeners of re
nown to make for him a plan of a
City Beautiful taking for the starting
point v tho United States Canitol and
sweeping to the Potomac The Com
mission did its -work and did it -well
But when an attempt was made to get
Congress to sanction the wiping out of
existence of tho Botanical Gardens the
Agricultural Grounds and perhaps the
AVashington Monument in the far dis
tant future when the 200000000 have
oeen spent lor tlie Panama Canal and
the country is ready to spend 200000
000 more on the City Beautiful Con
gress kicked It did indeed Congress
said that it had never authorized the
Commission had no use for the Com
mission and it was perfectly useless to
come to Congress to get it to make an
appropriation for the Commission be
cause Congress wouldnt pay it a well
a single cent Just like that The
President hastened to say that he had
appointed the Commission because he
wanted to see what could be done along
the lines of a City Beautiful and paid
from some contingent fund it is
thought the Commission slowly faded
from the minds of men Suddenly a
year ago the Grant Statue Commis
sion located the statue on the grounj
mentioned A iprotest went up by tree
lovers The Commission doggedly went
on with its work and only an injunc
tion In the courts by a courageous
young man of Washington stopped
things till the power of Congress could
be invoked Then It came out in the
hearings that the Statue Commission
was working in the interest of the old
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of a statue in that hole in the ground
was a part of the Park Commission
plans that the placing of the Gen
Grant Statue there would be the enter
ing wedge and so you have it
So it happens that the statue to our
greatest General is lost sight of in the
quarrels of two Commissions and their
rights to do something that Congress
has declared it would not have done
There is just one place in the city for
tlie Grant Statue to stand and that 13
on the plaza between the magnificent
new marble union station in the broad
sweep between it and the white marble
Capitol on the gentle slope at the other
end of tho Avenue It Is an ideal spot
for the splendid creation on high
ground overlooking the city with noth
ing to mar the approaches to it or to
hide or belittle its beauties It will
certainly lie an outrage to hide it on
the banks of the walled over Tiber
which runs close to the surface in the
Botanical Gardens where you couldnt
tell whether it was whitewashed con
crete or falling to pieces mast unless
you walked up and pushed aside the
branches that are bound to obstruct
the view Congress will probably de
cide that modest as Grant was his fame
demands that he stand out in the open
before the generations to come as he
stood out In the open in the awful days
of war a conspicuous figure at all time
tho quiet and even taciturn
The Roanoke Association
Tlie Roanoke Association will cele
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ture of Roanoke Island by the force
under Gen Burnside by a dinner at tho
Revere House Boston Saturday Feb
S The tickets to the dinner will cost
125 each F L Fuler Secretary of
the Association 46 Cornhill Boston
wants the names and addresses of all
veterans who participated in that ex
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