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PHIL SHERIDAN STATUE.
Monument of the Cavalry Leader for
the Xat ion's Capital.
fProni Thr Tribune Bureau. l
Washington. Jan. 2."(— The General P:iil Sherl
d.m monument commission has chosen the model
of Gutzon Borglum, of New York, as the design
best fitted to commemorate the deeds of the
gre;it cavalry leader. This decision, which was
n-t. bed on January 17 by the commission, com
pose,] of Secretary Taft, Lieutenant General
Henry C. Corbin and Brigadier General Michael
V. Sheridan, has also the approval of General
Sheridan's widow, who has taken a deep interest
in the selection of the model.
Unlike any of the other statues in the mv
ti'.hii capital, Sheridan and his horse will not
be placed upon a hish pedestal, but will stand
within three feet of the ground and will be sur
rounded by a platform 2.°» Ly Cl feet In size.
This platform will be bordered by artistic
marble benches facing the statue and leaving
ample room for fountains. The site for the
statue has already been selected, and it will be
placed In the centre of Sheridan Circle at Massa
chusetts avenue and '2') d street.
Th statue, a miniature of which now stands
In one of the branches of the War Department
tic; i -ts the general in the act of reining in his
hoi c and returning: a salute of his men. Tho
statue will be of heroic size. "When completed
the figure will face southeast and will have an
approach of six low steps, so that free passage
mai be maintain- d along the line of Massachu
The sculptor is already at work on his large
mode!, so that the finished statue may be ready
for erection early next autumn. All who have
seen the mod i pronounce the decision of the
commission excellent and prophesy that the
statue will he one of the most artistic in the
Gutzon Borglum. the designer, is the sculptor
of the Mares of Diomodes, owned by the Metro
politan Museum, and of numerous other works
in various parts of the United States.
y/A ODD TRADE PAGEANT.
Cuniiuucd from third pacs.
f'll to cater to native prejudices, and the ole
phant Is another of India's "sacred" animals.
Rat, little bla.k and white elephants are painted
on .il! carts. In especially religious districts th.
native - insist on touching tl ii elephant wh< n
ever they see it. This necessitates the fr- .ju-nt
re] nting of th< nagons, but It helps the
• • r
>•"■■ matter how a tive the bandits, the Stand
ard Oil mule is ever on his way through the
r •■■ - ; 1 region if Morocco. For thia trade a
!••■■ i metal tank which curves over the
i k N ;: -•! The n ime of the oil
to "O loni .'."
I. Ru nania the Stand ird prob 'gets closer
■ onsumer than anywhere else In th«
ist learning to use
coal 'In their lamps, :i:. 1 t!t ■■;.• are exceedingly
about it. Tl • oil i • dler carries !;'
ply in two five gallon cans, swung a
h It. He fills the lamps in >\t<-h cottage,
t:-i - the wicks and prepare! them f-»r lighting
i il charge. If he did not thus att< nd to
the lamps he v. mid eel] lit tl< oil.
l'.>:;s are beasts of "11 burden in Holland and
B im The oil pedler's two-wheeled cart,
holding two barrels of "American" oil. Is n >■.•, a
familiar sight throughout the two countries.
Usually there are three stoutly built d-;: to
each t>;irn. The leader Is harnessed between
wooden shaits. a 1:-!a 1 :-! t!;- 1 others pull in traces ->ri
either side of him. There Is a long steering
V'\.j.;r- f \v \ streti hi.'it; oul In fr . >ti tby which
the oil dealer control: his team. Il: approach is
a:' need by the clang of a large brass bell
whii h hangs from the cart.
Ma Iras could send one of her three-man push-
These carry forty cas< - of oil and ply
:. the company's station and the I i •. > i r
T ' ■ ilmost naked natives pul I g art,
v. !:,:■ an >the! push< s from be!
In th Philip] i Stai dar i ■ •:'. ;ari !•
fn ; •■ ;:t reality. There is competitl 'i; In thf oil
bu in< ss in the i land . and the p irad< ; i
favorite means of advertising "Comet oil," the
Standard's Insular brand. From time to time
through the streets of Manila a long train of
fr"!\ seven to ten yokes <>f native buffalo are
driven, drawing a huge cart piled high with
"Comet" in barrels, cans and cases. Each bul
lock has a gayly dressed rider, and seated In
ttaU- on the cart is a native h riding aloft the
American flag. Barkers lull the throngs that
line the sidewalks and crowd balconies that
there i- no <>il like that of the Americano.
A campaign >>f education has been carried on
ali through the foreign field. It was found nec
■ -■_ to teach the natives how to use the "il
aft Iving the problem of getting it t.» them.
Cheap lamps, which will burn with little or no
attention, have been manufactured l>y the him
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY. JANUARY 26, 1908.
ACCEPTED MODEL OF STATUE OF GENERAL PHIL SHERIDAN.
By Gutzon Borglum. To bo erected in Sheridan Circle, Washington.
dreds of thousands, and in many fields have
been distributed free of cost in order to en
courage the use of oil. The foreign trade, tha
managers ray, is constantly growing and will
continue to grow. The best part of it, from the
standpoint of Mr. Rockefeller and his associates.
A UNIQUE FIREPLACE FOR NEW ENGLAND.
Made of stones, bars and chains from tho famous Newgate Prison, in London, England.
is that most of the territory la oat of the reach
»f electric lights for scores of years to come.
A MARK OF GENIUS.
,\r the recenl s lie of the Stanford White col
lection, Mi El ie De Wolfe told a not Inappro
l>i late archite< t tory.
"A gentlem n stopped an architect mi the
street." Bhe b< "'*'• 1 morning; Mr. Blank.'
the arc hit ■ : 'Are you thinking of build
ing again 1 ."
• 'No.' said the other, 'I stopped you to In- j
quire If you could take my son into your office
LUNCHEON ON THE TERRACE AT THE HOTEL ST. GEORGE, MUSTAPHA, ALGIERS,
'as an apprentice. With training I think he
1 would some day prove a magnificent architect'
" lie has shown some talent, has he?* said
the architect, glumly, for he was disappointed
at not getting another contract
" 'Talent? Genius, sir; positive genius:*
'"Humph! What's he done?*
"'He designed a garden for "ur Christmas
•• 'Wen, what is there remarkable about it?"
asked the architect, Impatiently.
" '"Why, sir,' said the other, "he designed that
garden to cost $3 and it actually cost $^7.'"
Student Something is preying on mr mind.
Professor W. It must be very hungry.— Yu.le
A GREW SOME FIREPLACE.
Xezcgate Prison Furnishes B§mm
for Worcester Mayor's Mantel.
Worcester, Mass., Jan. 25. — fireplace in
the summer home of Mayor James Logan, of
this city, is in part constructed of five stone
slabs from the famous Newgate Prison, which
formerly stood opposite the Old Bailey, in Lon
don. Mr. Logan's summer home stands upon a
lofty hill at Davis Point, Friendship, Me., and
commands a broad view of the Atlantic. The
site Is one of the most beautiful on the Maine
Mr. Logan was in London in 1303, at the time
when Newgate Prison was torn down. He
bought the five stones which formed the arch
of the window In the niche, or Inset, in the wall
on the corner of Old Bailey and Newgate streets
and had the stones made into a fireplace. He
also bought the bars which formed th:> grat*
on the window over the execution doer, and
these bars have been set in over the mantel
which forms part of the fireplace. Chains,
which came from the dungeon?, are looped Tip
along the front of the mantel shelf. Mr. Logan
is believed to be the only American tj possess
parts of the old JalL
Mr. Logan, who was recently elected Mayor
of Worcester, rose from the ranks of labor to
be the head of the United States Envelope Com
pany, but he retains his marked democratic
views, and to all hi.s friends he is still known i
as "Jim" Logan.
ROPES FOR MUIIPS.
"Yes, I am heartily glad that execution \,j
hanging Is passing out of existence," said the
Jailer of twenty-five years* service. "Not only
was hanging by the neck a grewsome, horrible
affair to me, but it was always followed by a
host of requests for a bit of the rope with
which the hanging was done. Of course, these
requests came mostly from ignorant people, bat
i they were no less of a nuisance on that ac
j count Oh, no, they didn't want hits of the rope
for morbid reasons, but because they firmly be
lieved in the old superstition that a, bit of rope
used In a hanging wcuU cure cancer if rubbed
on tha affected part. None of them ever came
back to report whether a cure was effected, but
I reckon if there had been any cures I would ■
have heard of them. That isn't the on.;.- rope su
perstition, by the way. In Maine, where I caaa
from, somo folk always use hempen rope ts \
the mumps. A piece of it i 3 tl i iround the (j
waist of the si k peiaoa, so that the diseasa
will not creop to any vital part, but remain ia i
the face. The superstition Ls observed by a few j
people to this day. and ir" you go int'j the smal
remote country towns in Maine you will see
hempen ropes hanging in the corner grocery
store, bearing a label *Ropea for Mumps.*"
EXTRESSIXG A THORAX.
Dr. T.- ■••-■: Jaches, of CorcelTa medical
school, recently ret un from a study in Eu
rope of the use of the It«»ntsen rays. Pausing
in an account of his tour. Dr. Jaches sail:
"Abroad, as here at home, the great public's
knowledge of the rays continues rather vague.
Investigators receive all manner of queer let
ters and requests. Thus I heard in Berlin of
a man who wrote to a specialist:
""Dear Sir: I have had a bullet in my thorax
for c-leven years. I am too busy to come to
rHn, but hope you will tome down here with
your rays, al my case ahoold be worth your
while. If you cannot come, send a packet el
rays, with testractioaa as t.> u.-=>\ etc.. and I
wnl see if I cannot manage to work them my-
'"The specialist replied:
"'Dear Sir: I am sorry that my engnsr-^rr.entj i
prevent my coming to see you, and that I ara I
out of rays just bow. If you cannot rm to |
Berlin yourself, send me your thorax by ex- f
press, aad I will do the best I can with it.* "
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