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HUMBLE LOG CABIN
THE BIRTHPLACE OF PRESIDENT BUCHANAN. Structure Still Standing at Mercers burg, Pa., in Which Was Born the Only Chief Executive Pennsylvania Has Given to the Nation. How few Pennsylvanians ever stop to reflect that the Keystone State has given birth to but one president of the United States — James Buchanan. Franklin -.ouuly claims the distinction of being the birthplace of this nota ble executive. He was born in a gorge in the mountains just off the turnpike which leads from Mercers burg to McConnellsburg on April 23, 1791. The house in which ho first saw the light of day (considering t’-.U there were but two tiny windows to admit the light, the expression seems rather paradoxical) was a little log cabir. In late years this cabin has been moved to Mercersburg where it still stands, in Fayette street and is now occupied by a colored family. Think of the policies for which Bu chanan stood touching the negro race, add the fact that negroes now live it the edifice of that president’s nativity, and surely you have the irony of fate In one of its most startling twentieth century exemplifications! A few of the foundation stones are left to mark the place where the Bu chanan cabin stood in the mountains, but most of them have been used for the foundation of a scuool nouse near by. At the time of hjs birth the turn pike had not been made, but there are still traces of a packer's path which ran on one side of the house, and of r. wagon road on the other side. Stony Batter, as his birthplace is called, v.-nt one of the few places in those day* where farmers from the western conn ties came with pack horses laden with the produce of their lands which they exchanged for the necessaries of life brought there from the city of Bait! more. Near where the cabin stood flows a little stream called Trout Run and all around the mountain peaks tower aloft In surpassing grandeur and sublimity. These mountains were and are even at the present time infested with bears, panthers and wildcats, and there is a tradition that the solicitous mother of Bnchanan was wont to tie around little Johnny’s neck a bell sc that she might know In the midst ot her household cares that her boy wa? safe. In the year 1796 Mr. Buchanan re moved with his family to the village of Mercersburg, where he sought a wider field for his business career— that of a country' merchant. At this time young James was about 5 year? of age, and here he attended school until the year 1807, when he was sent to Dickson college, Carlisle, from which institution he was graduated with honor in 1809. An amusing incident Is told regard !ng his trip to Carlisle, which hp made on horseback behind his father. Af they left the town a neighbor woman ran out of her house crying: “If you take James to that bad school he will bo ruined and come home good for nothing." Marker's Compass. The Chinese Invented the mariner's eompase 3,000 years ago. THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO. Women Shylocks In London. It appears that there are many fe male Shylocks in London. They are all old women, and, as usurers, are said to be much more grasping and merciless than their male colleagues. Spanish Wedding Ceremonies. Marriage in Spain takes place dur ing the day or night, according to the position in life of the young people. If well-to-do, the ceremony occurs early In the morning. Cure for Stuttering. A volunteer in a Colorado regiment at Manila has been cured of stuttering by being shot through the throat by a Mauser bullet. Birds as Weathercocks. All birds when perched on trees or bushes serve as weathercocks, as they invariably roost with their heads to the wind. The Faithful One. 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