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To Search Out Tomb* of Those
Whose Names Are on Declaration.
Phila ltlrhia, Nov. 17.— Almost in the shadow
tf Independence Hail, within the walls of which
he, with fifty-four other American patriots, over
ft hundred and thirty years ago signed a docu
ment that declared the people of these United
States a free nation, the body of James Wilson
will on Thursday next, November 22, be placed
In its final resting place. With the bringing of
the bones from the present simple tomb at
Edenton, N. C, and tlie placing of them In
Christ Church burial ground, alongside those of
hi wife, there win be begun a national move
ment that will appeal to the patriotism of many
Americans, young and old.
All the graves of the signers of the Declara
tion of Independence are to be located, and, ff
not already marked, made distinguishable by
monuments. Search for Pennsylvania signers*
tombs has disclosed the fact that there has
been much neglect of the graves of these men,
and it Is feared that not a few of the resting
plaos of the flfty-stx whose names were ap
pended to the Declaration are now lost. To find
*.hf sv and to mark fittingly all unmarked graves
the Sons of the American Revolution purpose to
bend every effort.
The transfer of Justice Wilson's body fs being
completed by a Wilson Memorial Committee
With Karton AJva Koiikle, of the Historical So
ciety of Pennsylvania, as secretary. While the
services in this city have been set Car Novem
ber 22, there will be ceremonies &t Hdei:ti a any
November 20, upon the departure of the bodjt.
Friends* bariai ground, Trenton, N. X
At Kdenton a tablet In memory of Justice Wil
son will be erected.
Tlie movement of the Sons of fhe American
Revolution to locate the grave of every signer
grows out of the successful hunt for the resting
places of r*»» nine Pennsylvar: : .i signers — Cenja
mtn Franklin, Benjamin Rush, Robert Morris.
all three buried tn this city; James Smith, at
York. Perm.; George Clymcr, at Trenton, N. JL;
George Robs, at Lancaster, Perm.; George Tay
lor, at Easton, Perm.; John Morton, at Chester,
Perm., and James Wilson, about to be brought
from Kdcnton, N. C. It took months to find sev
eral of the graven, but they found them all, and
•very one Tias been marked in an appropriate
A resolution will be Introduced at tho coming
Batlona] gathering of the Sons appointing a
Committee for the larger undertaking.
The governors of the different states and
saayi rs of cities will be communicated with, and
the committee wiD. probably have to do much
•oaring af the country. While most of the
bodies are supposed to be resting m the states
Which they represented m the Continental Con
gress there may be some, like that of Justice
Wilson, far from fhe eonxruon wealths they acted
for In the decisive action against Great Britain.
With the nine Pennsylvania's located the Sons'
committee will proceed to collect data, about the
burial places of the other forty-seven signers,
as follows:
New York— William Floyd. Philip Livingston,
Fran. -is Lewis and Lewis Morris.
New Jersey— Richard Stockton. John Wither
spoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart and Abra
lxam Clark.
Delaware — Caesar Rodney. George Rrad and
Thomas McKean.
Mitasachusetts— John Hancock, Samuel Adams,
John Adams, Robert Treat Paine and Elbridge
Rhode Island Stephen Hopkins and William
Connei ticut— Roger Sherman, Samuel Hunt-
Ing tun, Wiiliam Williams and Oliver Wolcott.
James Wilson's booaa wffl be finally buried in the graveyard there this week.
Xnr Hampshire — Josl&h Bartfctt, William
"WMpple and Matthew Thornton.
— George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee.
Thomas Jefferson. Benjamin Harrison. Thomas
Kelson, jr.; Francis Ughtfoot Lee and Carter
Georgia— Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall and
George Walton.
Worth Carolina — William Hooper. Joseph
Howes and John Perm.
Booth Carolina Edward Rntledge, Thomas
Hayward, Jr.: Thorn Lynch, Jr., and Arthur
Maryland — Samuel Chase, William Paca.
Thomas Stone and Charles Carroll of Carrollton.
TJ» flag of the forty-six stars! There is some
thing inspiring about the mere name. Same
one is likely to get busy writing a song with this
title, for the forty-sixth star may now be added
to the national irmNfim. Tile War Department
War Department orders alteration on -Old Glor y" for Oklahoma', rtaiv
A signer of the Declaration of Independence and
mm of the first judges of the United States
Usan i mi Court.
has selected the spot far the new star, and flag
makers are hard at work making new ban
ners with an additional star in the. lower right
hand corner of Old Glory's blue ccrnerpiece. AH
the army and navy flags will be called m and
the new star added. Every householder and pa
triot who flies a flag will have to add a new star
to be up to date with his banner. It Is not neces
sary to buy a new flag, but It is essential to add
a new star to the lower right hand corner of
the blue field.
The place provided on. the fla? belongs to the
thriving new State of Oklahoma. Five mem
bers of the House of Representatives have been
elected, and the Legislature at its meeting fa
January will choose two United States Senators. i
No weakling Is the new state. It will take
rank from the start as one of the great states '
of the Union. Guthrie is to be the capital until I
1913. The voters may then choose a capital. !
Old Oklahoma has an area of 35.530 square i
miles, or 9,200 acres, and by the census of
1900 a population of 30*K,;r,L Indian Territory
now Joined with it. has an area of 31.000 square '
tmT«. or 19,840.000 acres, and by the census of i
I*oo a population of 3112.000.
"Pig Pen Stunt" and Corinthian
Hunters Will Arouse Interest.
Amor.? the features of the Horse Show which
to to be held this week at Madison Square Gar
den there will be the **plg pea stunt." On the
fare of It this would seem a strange mixture of
animals or of metaphors. Bat the 'V- pea
stunt" 13 not all that the name might seem to
Indicate. It does not consist of owners entering
pigs as trotters or In the hackney class. Neither
will there be an exhibition of pig tandems or
pig four-in-hands. Furthermore, nobody li ex
pected to ride a pig.
A3 soon as a spectator beholds the "*p*? pen _
stunt" he finds that, after all. It Is only an .-sp***
dally difficult trick of horsemanship. in which a
elder must make his steed take four rapid jump 3
tn and out of a small tnclooure somewhat
roughly resembling & sty. The feat requires
that both man and beast be on their mettle, as
'. a single mistake of rein or foot will bring MM
The pen is 13 feet square and 4 feet C inches
high. The horse first leaps into the pen. and,
keeping on In the same direction. Jumps out over
i the other side; then, wheeling around, it leaps
j back over the same side over which it has
Jumped out. and. landing In the pen, again turna
quickly to the right or left and vaults over that
side of the pec Nor is this aIL The horse then
takes a short ran up to a post and rail fence.
and after th« rider, without dismounting, has
slipped out its top rail the Aiymai leaps the
This ending, however, la a mere Sourish*
The pea's the thing. To mrtfri* tour quick jumps
At his homestead in Lancaster, Perm.
m and out requires less cf the finest temper.
j Hardest of all Is da fourth jump, when the
I horse, turning at right angles, with no mo
| mentum to aid it. but with only the strength
;of Its own muscles and a nerve that ii i no*
flinch, leaps out of its prison.
The "pig pen stunt" was introduced last yea?
■ and at once took the fancy of Horse Show
patrons. This year there are twenty entries
tor -the m and out."* as It also is called, among
them Captain W. H. Evan's Sweet Briar, the
Westchester Farm's Jack Frost and Red Raven,
Hart Brothers* Galway and Sir Thomas. Fred
erick W. Okie's Jubilant. Mrs. Preston Gibson's
Cloth of Gold. Crow & Murray's The Wasp, E.
H. Wetherbee's Senator. Miss .atttt-t Pepper's
Myopia and R. A. Allan's Irish Pat.
Another particular favorite with Horse Show
devotees each season Is the exhibition of Co
rinthian hunters, in which amateurs vie wit*
one another in leaping Worses over high hurdks.
This feat Is becoming more popular each year
and this season there are thirty-two entries for
«. including several horses which have already
been mentioned far "tie In and out." an ! iso
Hart Broth.era' Fox Catcher Geore* 1 • -•<,
X T. Thompson's Sir Sodtxiuk.
-1 hear.- said HI Tragedy, -thai while . , a
I w«*» playing- in one of th» country towns a Ore
> broke out to the theatre.*
' "Yea.* said Low Comedy, "and there mft-h*
hay« been a horrible panic but for one U *
"What was thatl" •*""*,
"There weren't enoas* people In Oie audienc.
to creata one."* — Moonshine. »"uienos
English, French Etchings
aw we cEarrcsxt. d
MMXxorrsxa. rncntOA axd cakboxs
2 West 2£ih Si. GEORGE BIiSSB.

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