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Man for Whom Allen Street Was
Named Is Buried in England.
Probably none of the foreign bom
population swaniili::; In Allen street.
New York city, .-ml few other New
Yorkers, for flint matter, are aware
that the almost forgotten naval oHlcer
for whom the thorou'.;hfajo was
named lies in a norioctod grave Hire
thousand tulles aeries the Atlantic.
A dirty f-lah, fie 1 niralnst a house on
the south side of St. Andrew' church
yard. In Plymouth. England, is tho
monument of the courageous youti
command-i- who L-ave a tiainful twist
to the P.rillsh lien's tail before his 1
daring raid In Its home waters was
William Il--nry Allen, a yonm;
Rhode Islander, entered the navy as
"middy" In IVO. Mo was third lieu
tenant on tho Chesapeake when she
struck her colors to the I'.rltish fiiK
nte Leopard In 1807, and ho drew up
the letter of the othccrs to the secre
tary of the navy. urKlnjr the trial of
Captain .lames llarron for neglect of
duty. A3 llret lieutenant of the rrl.c
nto I'nlted States he gained distinc
tion In the action with the Macedonia
In October. 1S12.
The following yrar he was made
master commandant, and put in
charge of the brig Argus, which sailed
rrom New York on .lune IS. 1S1;;. hav
ing on board William Crawford, newly
appointed minister to Franco. Ity
June 11 tin? distinguished passenger
had been convoyed across the Atlan
tic, after a passive of 23 days,
In which one prize was taken.
Three days later the Armis proceeded
to cruise in the English channel, and
..Co ihr MrMORY ot
Wl L L I A M 1 1 EN RYA LL I N C
Agf J 2 7 Years
Lrrt Cummandrt (f the
vlu died Aujfufrl8"l813
In Con t at nee ofaWoun-l
Httrivoi! in Action
with H.BMBnic. Pemlan
August i 8l3v
A I. 3U in l?fnicM. 'f
I'.l ',Ml IJtt'lHW A.,..,..
Slab to Memory of Grave American
In the ensuing month idle raptured
1!1 sail, extending her depredations up
to St. (ieor;;.''K channi.
At daybreak on August 11 the Prlt
lah biig of war Pelican, which had
boon sent to I'md the audacious Yan
kee, rainc upon the Argus just c ill 1 1 in t;
iinother prize. The advantage in rlxo
n?id armament was en the P.rillsh
Hide. Alter a short pursuit the brittle
opened at six a. m.. about IS miles
off St. liavid's. nn the west coast of
Wnles The vessels ran ldo by side
within ran-:-- ef gripetdiot and musket
ry. Within live iainu!e'.i Captain Allen
iK N-ivi d the wound which cost him
Ills first I'",' i-.i'd in ft few days hts
life. lie i-HV,--d to be taken below,
but l(i :; of Moml ser n H. redil"ed him
thf.t be v.:n ntiali'e to conUnue In
The Pelican tiled to pass under th
st.-;n of the Arjus. but was balked
In the attempt. The Argus then
crossed her i-tn-my's path, giving a
ra'iii': broadside, tbo poor aim of
which seems to have lent the Ameri
cans their In v-t chance of victory, fo
by this time mo.it of their rigging
was shot away and the vessel soon
hcame unmanageable, the Pelican
working around her at will. In that
liolpless nit nation the Argus surrend
ered, after an engagement of a lltt
over three-quarters of nn hour. The
Pritish loss was two killed and five
wouniled; the American loss was six
killed and IT wounded, of wl m
five afterward died. Naval author
ities ascribe the American defeat
to the disoarity of force and poor
marksmanship. The tatter la partly
to be accounted for by the previous
luisy month of prize taking, which
hail closed with the capture of one
the night before and another near
morning, leavin;; the crew fatigued
and unfit for a splrit-vl defense.
Captain Allen was brought to Plym
outh and survlve'i only four days.
His late foonian burled him with mili
tary honors. The name of a "middy"
who fell In the same fight was added
to his gravestone, but Is now partly
obliterated, and tho rest of the record
will ultimately ho blotted out If the
atono Is not restored or replaced, per
haps some day making the locution of
this grave almost as difficult to find
as that of Paul Jones was In Paris.
The Armies of Europe.
A ctatistlcinn has calculated that
there are in Europe at this moment
9,500,000 men undev arms. If they
were all lined up t),e lino would be
1,600 miles long.
Story of Their Scrape and Gen. Grant's
Summary Punishment.
To n group of comrades of the Co.
liimhla post of the O. A. H. tho other
evening ('apt. Oscar l.udwlg told an
Interesting story of the summary pun
ishment meted out by (ien. Grant to
tho entire regiment of the Twentieth
Illinois Infantry, which was referred
to as a precedent by President Hoose
volt In his recent communication to
congress relative to his action In tho
affair at ltrownsvlllo, Tex., whore
three companies of negro troops wero
summarily dismissed from tho service
for tho act of a few In attacking citi
zens, says tho Chicago Kecord Herald.
'i was member of the Twentieth
Illinois Infantry for more than four
years," said ('apt. latdwlg, "and was
with th" regiment at the time of t!io
vandalism died. A sutler's store fit
.laelison, Ti nn., wIi.to eight regiments
wero assembled to Intercept the con
federates, was hrokiti Into and sup
plies estimated to be worth $1,210 wero
"It was known at the tii.ie that men
of all or nearly all of the eight regi
ments hail participated In the raid for
eatables and Ibpild refreshment. The
only trace of the sutler's supply dis
covered, however, was part of a box
of cigars In one of tho tents of tho
Twentieth Illinois.
"An official Investigation failed to
fasten the crime upon any of tho sol
diers Individually, ns no ono would
admit knowledge of tho affair. The
general feeling wn.i that among so
many It would be impossible to ferret,
out the wrongdoers iind nothing would
be done about the natter. And then
no one cured to Inform on his com
rades. "Hut Gen. Grant was determined to
put n stop to such disorder and to sup
press any tendency to lawlessness
among the troops. As none of the
members would come forward to aid
In securing a satisfactory explanation
as to tho presence of those few cigars
In our quarters, the o:itlro regiment
was made to suffer.
Tho officer commanding tho regi
ment and the officer of the day were
dishonorably dismissed from tho serv
ice for neglecting to discover tho
guilty parties, and tho whole Twen
tieth Illinois, officers and men, were
fined pro rata according to pay nn
amount sufficient to cover tho $1,210
loss to the sutler. My shure of tho
fine was $:.1S. Tho fines wero do
ducted from our pay.
"A good deal of good-natured fun
was poked at us by the other isoldiors
for having paid such nn exorbitant
profit on tho sutler's goods the goods
wero satd to have hern worth only
$r.no, and not $1,210, the amount of thn
claim put in by tho sutler and' which
was allowed. It was tho talk of tho
camp that some of tho good things
taken In the raid found their way to
the officers' quarters. So tho boys of
the Twentietb used to answer tli?
raillery of thore of oilier regiments la
this way:
" 'Who robbed tho sutler?'
" 'Don't know.'
" 'Who paid Tor it?'
"'Twentieth Illinois.'
" Who ate the stuff?'
"'Gen. Grant's ulafT.'
"Tho verdict of tho court-martial
seemed uncalled for and unjust at
that time, but all recognized that an
example should be made In order to
check the tendency to outlawry. It
seemed hard, though, that, we should
he the ones selected for thnt purpose.
However, there was no bitterness, no
dliloyalty anions the men, as subse
quent acts of tho regiment on tho bit
ib'fleld showed. Within a month the
regiment participated In one of tho
bloodiest battles of tho war. Prltton's
l.nne. In which we lest in killed and
wounded one fourth of our number."
Romance of Andrsonville Prison
Brought to Light.
TMflcur.slon of the action about to he
taken by the Oeov.-ia division, Daugh
ters of the Coifedoj.,cy, toward erect
ing a monument to Cnpt. Henry Wins,
who was roriiii.indnnt of the Ander
sonvillo prison, has brought a hither
to unpublished stoi v to light, Kays the
New York World
The relator of tho story, a resident
of Americas, often visited tho prison,
where her husband was doing duty for
tho confederate government. Upon
ono of her visits Capt. Plrz said that
ho noofled her nsalp'anre.
Ho conducted her to a small tent
Just outside tho prison stockade. With
in was n woman a federal prisoner,
with a day-old babe In her arms, while
by her side sat her husband, also a
The woman, In male attire, had
been brought to the prison pen a few
days before. The captured party, in
cluding hor husband, were Ohloans,
and when uurprlsod by the confeder
ates r.ho hastily donned a suit of her
husband's clothes in order that they
nilnht not bo separated.
When tho real situation had' been
discovered the clay previous, through
statements mndo by her husband,
Capt. Vlr had tho couple hastily re
moved to the tent, outside tho prison,
and thero the babe was born.
Iu the visitor tho poor woman found
a friend. Sho qulokly returned to
Amerlcus and secured for the mother
and babe necessary clothing and medi
cine, and such food and comforts as
her then limited means allowed. Soon
thereafter tho Ohloan, his wife and
babe were Bent away from tho prison.
Many Editions of Bible.
There are more than 4.000 different
editions of tho Piblo In the Urltisb
If Poor the Burning of the Tobacco
la Imperfect.
What is the difference between a
ijoofl and a had pipe? Ono would think
that smokers in general would know,
but this is rarely the case, If we may
believe Chaunccy Thomas, who writes
on tho subject In The Technical World
MagirMno. Sot one smoker In a thou
sand, or perhaps, In ten thousand, Ma
Thomas asserts, knows tho elements
of a rood pipe. Attention Is paid to
the m.itirlal, which has little. If any
thing, to do with tho qualities of a
pipe; nn il practically nothing whatever
Is tho'tght of shape and proportion,
tho two thlng.t that mako a pipe good
or bad. Says Mr. Thomas: "I have
known an engineer to talk by the hour
Wjy 7
, now
3- - vi ..
La-T ' I f-. 1
Fig. 1. A Good Pipe. Noto central location of draft, causing tobacco to
burn uniformly and completely.
Fig. 2. Worthless Pipe. Location of draft causes uneven bur.iin j, and accu
mulation of distilled matter.
Fig. 3. Corncob Pipe With Stem Cut of ;he Center Draft. 1, Unevenly
burned tobacco; 2, smoldering; 3, dicti led.
Fig. 4. Corncob Pipe With Stem Properly -'laced. Stem pushed nearly to
the center gives even draft.
over the draft of his fire-boxes, and
never once In half a life time think of
the draft in his pipe that he smoked
hourly." Yet, according to the writer,
the question of a good or a poor pipe
l3 bound up In that single word
"draft." He goes cn to say:
"A pipe mndo on the right principles
Is shown lu section in Pig. 1. The
bowl Is ns narnAv and deep as Is con
venient; the hole in the stem meets
tho bowl nt the very bottom and in
the renter, thus Insuring a perfect
and even draft, hence a complete and
even burning of the tobacco. The
'cake' prevents the fire from burning
the bowl, and thus prevents making
its bore larger or uneven, which would
In proportion spoil the draft. The
sides of tho bowl are thick, to keep
In tho heat, thus making the burning
at tho same temperature at the edges
of the tobacco as In the center, and,
when the pipe Is not puffed , prevent
ing undue cooling. Needless to say,
tobacco tdiould bo consumed at an
oven temperature; to vary It from high
to low for any cause ruins the flavor
of the best kind3 of the weed. It is
commonly known that a 'cake' adds to
the good smoking qualities of a pipe.
This Is due to two causes: the cake,
being mineral, slays hot when the pipe
Is mil puffed; and also, being of differ-
Arrangement by Which the Danrjer
of Seing Weakened Is Remedied.
The ordinary hook, used by lumber
men for attaching a cable to a log,
is quite liable to become unhooked
whenever the cable Is slackened. To
prevent such annoying occurrences.
A Novel Two-Part Hook.
Mr. Glius Carlson of Kalama, Cow
litz county, Wash., has invented a
two-part hook so designed that It can
not accidentally bo unhooked. As
shown In the accompanying engrav
ing, the Improved device consists of
two overlapping hook members mount
ed to swing upon a bolt to which the
usual shackle is secured. Contrary
to the common practice, tho hook
members swing laterally toward each
other, that is, the axis is parallel to
the general planes of the hook mem
bers instead of being at right angles
thereto, as In previous two-part
hooks. The overlapping portions of
the hook members are flattened at
their adjacent sides, so that when
they are swung to closed position the
ends will offor no projecting obstruc
tion to the free movement of a cable
within the closed hook. In this po
cnt materia' from the bowl, prevents
tho loss of heat.
"Hy a 'cool' plp, one means a 'drj
pipe'; and this all depends on the
stem, not on the bowl. A 'cool' pipe
or a 'hot' pipe has little to do with the
actual heat of the smoke coming from
the stem Into the mouth, but almost
everything to do with the chemical
qualities of the smoke. Any tobacco
smoked at different temperatures pro
duces different chemical results, and
the tastes of these are falsely laid to
the material of the pipe Instead of to
Its construction.
"A poor pipe no tnwtter If It cor,t
$S0 and was given to you by your best
beloved is shown In Fljr. 2. The draft
is everywhere uneven, and over half of
the pipe, except on the very surface,
I hero Is no burning of Pirt tobacco at
all. This Is not only wast. but which
Is worse spoils all the Kiacco In the
bowl. Not only Is the to.cco burned
badly, but a zone along tho line of
consumption Is merely :Tiarred and
smolders; besides this, fie unburnod
but highly heated tobactrl out of tl.e
line of draft Is more or '"Ms distilled,
tho flavors from ' which Oilngle with
those from the charred portion and
the unevenly burned tobai: o the total
mixture being something to weep and
rough over. Tho same thing is no
ticed In the corncob pipe, Fig. 3, when
tho reed stem is run into the bowl only
to its Inner edge. Now push the reed
a little farther in, and you have a good
pipe, as in Fig. i. Hosides forming the
'cake' common to nil pipes, the corn
cob Is light in weight, hence is easily
held between the teeth; moreover, be
ins of a cellular structure and full of
dead air, the corncob retains the heat
in the bowl, causing an even burning,
whereas many other pipe substances,
like clay, iron, or a dnse, heavy
wood, without the cake, change tem
perature rapidly up and down the
scnlo. almost with every puff.
"All fancy types of pipes are apt to
bo no good whatever. The plain bowl
and stem, as la Fig. 1, oro the best.
All contrivances to 'catch' or to 'ab
sorb' the 'nlcotin' only d.ive a man to
cigars or out of the house. The reason
of this is that the liquid wastes from
a pipe are mostly tar. and. if held In
the pipe in out-of-the-way 'health' cor
ners, decay and become a horror to
tho smoker. In the plain pipe, all this
waste matter must be and easily s
cleaned out either after or before each
smoke, or thero can be no smoke enti
tled to the name."
sition the members form a practi
cally continuous cloaad ring. In or
der to kep tho members In closed
position, explains Scientific American,
thiy are attached to a spring, which
Is colled on the bolt in a recess ho
tween the members. The extent to
which tho hooks may bo opened is
limited by a pin on one member,
which cngnjjes a slot in the other.
One of the principal advantages of
tho Invention is thnt tho hook Is free
from, any projecting parts, which are
liable to catch on brush, or the like,
in logging operations. Another im
portant feature or the Invention is
that tho ends of the shackle are on
the outsldo of the hook, and thus do
not Interfere with the cable.
Japanesp Lacquer.
Japanese lacquer Is the most beau
tiful material of the kind in the
world, and It has recently been tho
subject of a special study by tv o
chemists, Messrs. A. Tschirch and R
Stevens, whose results are published
In the Archlven der Pharmazle. The
special qualities of Japanese lacquer
are Its brilliance, its great hardness
and toughness, and Its resistance to
acids, alcohol and b6IIIng water. It
Is made of the gum of the Rhus ver
nicifora, which grows and la cultivated
In China as well as in Japan, and
may be seen as an ornamental tree In
Europe. Tho best gum comes from
the foot of the tree In the hotter.t
weather of summer. The art of bleed
ing tho trees has been carefully culti
vated, as well as that of preparing
and cooling the lacquer. Finely pul
verlzed mineral salts, as well as car
bon, gold and sliver are employed la
producing polychromatic effects.
Current of the Nile.
Tho current of tho Nile at tho As
souan dam is so strong that a boulder
welghlps CO tons has been dislodge -J
from Its bed and hurled agalast ins
I masonry.
White Marble Apartment Houses, One
for Senators and One for Con
gressman, Will 8oon be Ready
for Occupation.
Uncle 8am la building two apart
ment houses In Washington. They
will be the most magnificent struc
tures of their kind In this country,
and will cost $2,600,000 apiece. Exclu
sively for use by congressmen, they
will be to all Intents and purposes de
tached wings or the capltol, though
separated rrom the latter by several
hundred feet One of them will be
occupied by senators and the other by
representatives. .
Those official "congressional fiats,"
as they might be called, will be de
voted wholly to tho personal conveni
ence and comfort of the legislative oc
cupants, who will be Burrounded by
every Imaginable luxury. In effect,
they will be huge hotels, each of them
occupying more ground than the Waldorf-Astoria
In New York, though not
so high; and the dining rooms will bo
on a great scale and very handsome
though "guests" will be at liberty to
have their meals served In their rooms
bv messengers on the government
pay roll and In uniform, If they so de
sire. Also, there will be magnificent
barber shops; and, Indeed; the only
regular hotel feature lacking will be
bedrooms, all of the apartments being
Intended for daytime use merely a
ract, which, nevertheless, will not bar
occupants from utilizing their quarters
for sleeping purposes If they wish.
The two buildings, which are to be
of white marble, will bo exactly alike
In respect to their exterior, and will
not differ much so far as their Inter
ior Is concerned. Flanking the capltol
at either end, they will form with the
latter a harmonious architectural
whole, the great dome dominating the
group as the central feature. It would
suffice, then, to give a description of
one. In order to convey a satisfactory
Idea of both save for one or two dif
ferences, relating particularly to the
number of rooms. In the southern
flats, allotted to the lower house,
there will be 410 rooms one for each
representative. On the other hand. In
the northern flats the amount of space
(comprising the whole of three floors)
will be occupied by 99 apartments.
Now, at the present time there are
In the house 391 members and dele
gates; so that 19 rooms will be left
over for a future margin. In the sen
ate there are 90, so that quarters for
eight ndltional senators from possible
future states will be available. Out,
It will be observed, the smaller num
ber of senators makes It practicable
to supply thorn with much more com
modious qaurters and, while each rep
resentative will have only ono room,
there will be for each senator an
apartment in the proper sense or the
word, comprising a room for himself,
n slightly smaller room for his secre
tary, and a bathroom.
These senatorial apartments will be
very handsomely decorated and fur
nished. A small army of uniformed
messengers will be at hand to furnish
the requisite service, and, with private
staircases and private elevators for
the exclusive use of the wearers of the
toga, the whole outfit will bo of the
most comfortable, not to say luxurious
description. Furnished private apart
ments in f. white marble palace, with
rent and all sorts of incidentals paid
for by tho government, are not by any
moans to be sneezed at, so to speak;
In earlier days, when more simple
manners prevailed, congressmen were
content to rub along with fewer com
forts and conveniences. Though tho
capltol was a much smaller building
than it Is to-day, the space it afforded'
was made to serve Tor committee
rooms and all other legislative pur
poses, nut congress, of course, has
grown numerically, and, though the
capitol has been likewise greatly ex
panded, the wanta ot members or both
houses have multiplied. For a good
many years past every senator has in
sisted upon having his private suite,
and, the committee rooms in the sen
ate wing being too few, the Mnltby
building acress the street, has been
occupied for tho purpose.
Meanwhile it has soemed to many
representatives that they wero not get
ting their share of tho pie, as it were,
and bo they have Insistently pushed
a movement for the erection of a
building outside, which would contain
suitable quarters for themselves. Thus
it was that eventually $5,000,000 was
appropriated to put up the two great
apartment houses here described the
senate naturally insisting that the up
per bouse should not be left out.
Didn't Know Mr. Mudd.
A long, lank, loosely built stranger
strolled into the lobby of the National
the other day. After looking around
he walked up tc the desk.
"Is Mr. Mudd In?" he asked the
"Mr. Mudd? Not acquainted with
the gentleman."
"Do I underv.and you to say you
don't know Syd.vey Mudd?"
"No; who Is l.e?"
This was too yiuch for the stranger.
Ho regarded the clerk In silence for a
moment and thrn turned on his heel
and left the hoil.
"That man," said the clerk, "Uvea
over In Prince George county, Md.
Everybody over thero knows 'Mar30
Sydney,' and whenever a person sny.i
ho doesn't know him It make3 thu
loyal Marylauder mad." Washington
Says Po-runa Is a Good
Hon. C. C. Brooks, Mayor of Sun
bnry, Ohio, also Attorney for Farm
ers' Bank and Sunbury Building andi
Loan Co., writes:
"I have the utmost confidence In.
the virtue of Peruna. It Is a great
medicine. I have used It and I have
known many of my friends whu have
obtained beneficial results from Its
nso. I cMaaot pralt PeruaM too
TIERE are a host of petty ailments
which are the direct result ot the
weather. This Is more true of tho excessive
heat of summer and the Intense cold,
of winter, but Is partly true of all'
seasons of the year.
Whether It be a cold or a cough,
catarrh of the head or bowl complaint.,
whether the liver be affected- or tho
kidneys, the cause la very liable to
be the same.
The weather slightly deranges the
mucous membranes of the organs and
the result is some functional disease.
Peruna baa become a standby In
thousand of hornet for minor alt
menta ot this sort.
Ask Your Druggist for Free Peruna
Almanac for 1907.
To Explore Greenland Coast.
The duke of Orleans has announced"
to his friends at Copenhagen that he
Intends to start a new expedition next
spring in the ship Belglca to pene
trate as far as possible along the
northeast coast of Greenland. The
purpose Is to Join the Danish expedi
tion, under Mylius Erlcb3en, which
left last June to explore the sane-coast-
Sheer white goods, In fact, any fine
wash goods when new, owe much of
their attractiveness to the way they
are laundered, this being done in
manner to enhance their textile beau
ty. Home laundering would be equal
ly satisfactory if proper attention wa
given to starching, the first essential
being good Starch, which has sufficient
strength to stiffen, without thickening,
the goods. Try Defiance Starch and
you will be pleasantly surprised at the
improved appearance of your work.
Pigeons Aid Physicians.
Carrier pigeons as aids to a physi
cian are reported from the, north ot
Scotland. The doctor has a scattered
practice, and when on long rounds he
takes several pigeons With him. If
one of his patients needs medicine
immediately he writes out a prescrip
tion, and by means of the bird for
wards it to his surgery.- Here an as
sistant gets the message, prepares the
prescription and dispatches tho medi
cine. If after visiting a patient tho
doctor thinks ho will be required later .
In the day, he simply leaves a pigeon,
with which he can be called, if neces
Are Restored by Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills in Cases of Debility and
General debility is caused by men
tal or physical overwork with imper
fect assimilation of nourishment, or
by some acute disease from whlej.
the vital forces have been prostrated
and the entire organism weakened so
aa not to easily rally. To restore
health It is necessary that the blood
should be purified and mado new.
The case of Mrs. E. M. Spears, ot
$2 Mt. Pleasant street, Athol, Mass.,
is a common one and is given here Id
order that others may ba benefited by
her experience. She says: "I had been,
sick for a year from indigestion and
general debility brought on by over
work and worry. I had tried many
remedies, but found no relief. I suf
fered from swelling of toe limbs, loss
of appetite and dizzy spells, which be
came so severe towards night, that I
sometimes fainted away. I was bil
ious and my bands and arms would
go to sleep for an hour or two at a
time. I was so sleepy all the time
tbgt I could hardly keep awake. I
bad frequent cramps in my limbs and
severe pains at the basa of my head
and in my back. My blood was Im
poverished. I was- afraid to give up
and go to bed fearing that I would
never get well.
"About this time Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills were recommended to me
by a friend in South Vernon, Vt I
felt better soon after beginning the
treatment and continued until I was
entirely cured. I cpnsiJer Dr. Wil
liams' Pink Pills a grand medicine
for weak women."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold
by all druggists, or sent, postpaid, on
receipt of price B0 cents per box, sis
boxes $2.60, by the Dr. Williams Medi
cine Company, Schenectady, N- Y.
if .
HON. O. O. BOOK ' ',

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