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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22. 1911.
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New lork Itepn-ontaUTe. J. a WILBEKDINc!
SI K 1AL AOLNCV. Brunswick Building.
Chiraeo Itej rc-nutue. A It LhATOR. Mar
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FHII"i SEPTEMBER 22. 1911
Defeat of Reciprocity.
The verdut ot Canada has been reg
istered against reciprocity with the
United Mates
Tht ri is in for the dclcat ot the
agreement i- not difficult to understand
Fnm the vcrv beginning of the cam
paign iht i pp menu ot rcciproutv ap
pealed directh to Canadian patriotism
-nd prtj'idiLi L Inmate annexation and
the saenr-tc t Canadian independence
win jr choice' bpeaktr Clark's im
v lrnnted assertion that reciprocit was
the eiiK iii widgc lor annexation be
Cumt a weapon m the hands ot the Uon
servativc which had all the liarpnesa
cf a two-ede;ed sword Ltteranceb bv
President 1 it were given an ulterior
aii 1 lm-ur niianing absolutih loreign
ti t e I'rt dent s mind, and ch irges that
0 pimtr ial interests m this countrv
ur di n nig large sums of nioncv
1 r t'le piirx e ot purchasing the clec
ti n l un 1 credence, dc-pite the fact
na si !t intiatinii was s.idh lacking
Dunm, the i unjiaign the merits ot the
questi ii wire almost entirely ignored
Instiiu, tlu minds of the Canadian
te r- wen h'led with suspicion ana
d bt J he honcstv and unselfishness
el tic hi tnes of the Lmted States
Wire attacked, and when an appeal i
n ade t) n itional pride there can be
tiiiv rrie rt spun si The Canadians were
naturallv uir to demonstrate their
i v i ilitir oi ntrv
The lctt t of rcctprocitv must neces
sarily be i stnoiis personal disappoint
ment to Prudent Taft The scheme of
t'ie agreement was his initiative He
assemble 1 C ongress in cxtraordmarv
tssi n secure us adoption He
,ab red ln-i-untlv m its bchah, and
wilinj, a 1 1 pud the Dimocntic sup
f rt without which the agreement
would have been defeated Now, how
ever, his efforts have comt to mught
The reciprocal relations which we Jaid
at the lect (I Canada lnve been
spurned Tin Ik ni fits to this countrv
and to Camda which the President so
eloqueitlv ponraved are not to be en
joved
Along the iio-thern bonier, vvnere
reciprocitv has been Mewed as a!
menace, tVre will be rejoicing over the i
result 1 he men m the Senate and
House wn ) reimined loyal to their con
stant n and dtclmed to follow tlu
Presidents lnd will feel that they have
been vindica ed
And vet, after all, it is unfo'tunate
that the agree n cm was not allowed tr
go into cffeit It promised much tor
both countries an I it is a pitv that as
a political issue in Canada it became
involved in a bitter cmtroversv which
prevented it iron being considered in
a .sane and 'cnwis imnncr The time
mav vet conic when Canada will view
the questi n in a different light
The Mimlartl 1)11 Compin denies that
It lluanr.d the revolt in Mexico Thero
have letn t m main troubled waters in
this coun'rv
Defending His Vetoes.
President Tait, in his speech at Grand
Rapids ve erchv. once more declared
hunsili tunltcnhlv opposed to a re
Msion f the tariff except upon infor
mation secured through the tariff board
and he again criticised the Democrats
and insurgent Republicans whose votes
passed the revision bills through the
last Congress Having taken his posi
tion, the President is naturalh emphatic
"I will not alter raj policv," he sajs,
"though political dtftat stare me m
the face"
Mr Taft advanced a new position
when he declartd that in appointing a
tariff board he was guided bv appeals
in the Republican platforms of Ohio,
Wisconsin, New York, Iowa, and Kan
sas for "a scientific investigation of the
tariff by a permanent body and upon
whose researches and data future re
visions should be based " It is hardly to
be presumed, however, in making this
assertion, that the President intended to
convey the idea that the tariff board
was a purely Republican institution,
called into being in rcsponsq to a politi
cal platform His purpose was rather to
assure his Republican hearers that his
action was to be accepted as thoroughly
in line with Republican doctrine
With assurances that he really fa
vors lower duties, the President asks
the country to wait and be content In
the meantime, he points out that this re
vision downward can be accomplished
if tie American manufacturcrswill
themselves reduce the cost of produc
tion His ievvs are thus expressed:
"I am in favor of the reduction of the
tariff wherever it can be done and still
give a living measure of protection to
those industries of the country that
need it. But I insist that we have
reached now a point in the history of
tariff making when every one ought to
realize that the tariff should not be
changed and business disturbed except
upon information which shall enable us
to pass bills that will disturb it least
Our whole business svstem rests upon
the protective tariff basis The real
hope of men who are in favor of lower
intr duties is to pursue the policy of
securing accurate lnlormation to Keep
the tariff rates down as low as possible
consistent with the life of the business
protected -The natcral operation of the
tariff under those conditions and Ameri
can ingenuity is to continue to reduce
the cost of production, and tnat in
itself will secure, if we adhere to the
policv, a reduction of the tariff rates
from time to time."
The President goes still further He
will interpose lus constitutional privilege
against an; measure which cuts the
tariff "with blacksmith's tools," and he
proposes to secure tariff reduction "in
accordance with the principles of the
Republican platform, and on informa
tion accurate and impartial " It is to
be regretted that the President should
have emphasized the principles of the
Republican platform It makes tariff
revision a purelj poltHcal matter,
whereas it was hoped that the question
would be treated from an economic and
not from a partisan point of Mew
Prof Willis jToore sajs Dr Cook was
Kiven tho benefit of all doubts, but the
doctor seems to consider them doubtful
benefits
Trust Busting.
There is much activity in trust bust
ing The law has just been invoked
against the kindling wood trust, a com
bination which had hitherto managed to
escape public notice Officials ot the
Lmted Shoe Machincrv Compin hav
been indicted in Massachusetts' In
Delaware the powder trust Ins been
sued b a rival companv, which charges
conspiracy in restraint of tndc, and the
harvester trust is soon to be sued by
the government In addition to all these
cacs, the Attornev General is rcidv to
proceed against the steel trut. unless
that corporation- m the meantime ac
complishes its own dissolution, which
scenis at present to be its purpose
Xaturallv, these disturbances m busi
ness affect the market Speculators take
advantage of the uncisiness and unccr-
taintv to hammer down prices, and
even legitimate holders of the securities
are anxious as to the final outcome It
is evident that these conditions will pre
vail for some time Corporations which
hive existed and are still existing in
violation of law must adjust themselves
to a legal basis, or accept the conse
qtiences It will take months for this
reorganization to be affected, and even
then no one can definitely predict what
the result will be.
Surelv no one can charge the present
administration with laxitv in tne mat
ter of attacking the trusts The w'ork
is being done so thoroughlj that no one
can tell where the lightning next will
strike
The Southern Commercial Congress does
not ngreo with the President as to the
value of the findings of the tariff board
All's Well that Ends Well!
The children of Mount Pleasant, who
were facing the alternative of plaving
during the approaching fall and winter
out m the streets or not at all.
have betn provided with the necessarj
ground through the gcncrositv of a
citizen The gymnastic paraphernalia
now under the trees at Fourteenth street
and Columbia road will not have to
be put in storage, but will be removed
to a similar plot a few squares to the
north, in almost as accessible a location
The Plav ground Association and the
children of the vicmitj, are to be felici
tated upon the satisfactorv outcome of a
troublesome situation The agent of
the propertv which had been m use for
nnn months without cost, finding that
a continued public use of the plot would
interfere with its successful disposal,
cannot be criticised for safe-guarding
the interests of the owners, who are
naturallj anxious to sell
The outcome is a pleasing one, and
the present condition, no doubt, will be
continued until such time as Congress
shall provide a permanent plaj ground
for that section
Aviators who are In a hurry to Cross
the continent should go afoot
Washington's First Apple Show.
There are in Washington few peo
ple, comparative, who realize the won
derful progress made of late jears :n
fruit growing with particular reference
to apples in the States adjacent to the
District, mz Virginia, West Virginia,
Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersej.
Apples from the Hood River Valley, in
Oregon, and those from Washington
State are famous the world ovtr, but
to-day the East has come into its own
with respect to apple-growing, and fruit
grown in this section commands the
highest price m the market
The apple show which is to be held
in this city from November 27 to De
cember 2, inclusive, will possess, there
fore, more than- usual importance. Ex
hibitors from Maryland, Virginia, West
Virginia, Delaware, and New Jersey
will attend, and the generous prizes of
fered will secure a most complete and
attractive display. President Taft will
be invited to open the exhibit, and Dr.
Wiley and others whose, interest in pure
foods is well knqwn will participate, in
the programme. For 4hese and other
reasons the management has made no
mistake "inselectinB "Washington as the
city in which tp present the products
of the orchards The population at that
time will include people from all parts
of the United States, and they will
certainly be attracted by an exhibit of
perfectly grown and deliciously flavored
fruit
The apples grown on the Pacific Slope
are splendid in size and beautiful in
color Those from the orchards of the
Virginias and Jfaryland which have
been brought to a high state of culti
vtion by the use of modern methods
and the exercise of care and attention
are equally as fine in size and as lovely
to look, upon The apples grown in these
States also possess a flavor all their
own a flavor delicious to the palate and
one that those of Washington and Ore
gon will never have. This, the experts
say, is due to the fact that the Virginia
and Maryland apples are grown on nat
ural soil, the whole nutriment of which
is thrown into the tree, while the land
that sells in Washington and Oregon
for $2,oco and ?3,ooo an acre is artifi
cially irrigated
This fact has been proven by com
parison, and will be demonstrated con
clusively when Washington has its first
apple show
We are willing enouph to annex all tho
Canadians who come across
Philadelphia's otlnir list Is said to bo
unjsuillj larpe Have any additional
mortuarj lists been discovered'
Because Secretary Wilson Is associating
with the brewers, some people fre as mad
as hops
Gov Harmon has learned that a crip
pled motor boat Is as difficult to manage
as the ship of state
In a suit filed aealnst It at Trenton the
powder trust is plven o.uite a blowing up.
At Cleveland, Ohio, sonu- women strlk
ers captured i guard and painted his face
and hair a bright green After that ho
presented i striking appearance
At the present rate of progre-s the
Camorrlsts maj suffer life imprisonment
before their trials are over
At Wltslka. Ill, the are emplovlng an
airship to c-iteh criminals The criminals
there must be earning on high
In a California prison two men under
sentence of death had n licht In 'which
one killed the other The general result
will not be affected
The 'Calendar Girl." bv being divorced
and reman led. Is demonstrating that sho
Is up to date
The reciprocity question In Canada
stirred up pltnty of reciprocal anlmos
Itj Mr Rrvan has raised a large crop of
onions That oui,ht to make his enemies
weep
VA LITTLE NONSENSE.
sKPlEMIIEIt SO.VO.
The fieHs are brown, the leaves sift
down
The care-free quail are ga ,
They take the wing tho while I sing
M russet roundela
The apples red hang overhead.
The crops are great, they saj
It is p. time for autumn rhjme
And russet roundelaj.
The shredded wheat looks very neat
In windrows stacked away
The grapes are ripe, and so I pip
My russet roundlav
Uncle Ienn-wle nm
Of the making of books thero Is no end,
even with white paper as high as It Is
The AV11 Ited Man.
"Why has Wombat so much to say
about the treachery of the Indians He
could hardly have been West In the old
Indian-lighting dijs '
"Of course not lies too joung It
seems an Indian stung him In a real
estate deal "
Mnkintc n MnKnxliic
' We have nothing for a frontispiece
this month '
"Run a blank page, with a fl speck
near the top, and label It tho latest aero
plane "
In l'all.
Tho nuts are swiftly dropping,
The leaves aro turning red.
And coal and Christmas shopping
Are looming up ahead
For re Stnrtcr.
"Mr Tltewadd, can't I get jou Inter
ested in settlement work''
"Why, jou might What do jou want
me to do '
"Settle this little bill you owe Shears,
the tailor "
, As to n Friend.
He s too Irascible "
"I know He says things that he
doesn't really mean Ho got mad at me
once and called mo a poet "
Somewhat Unainal.
"Peculiar chap, very His wifo
boss In his hojse "
"What's peculiar about that"
"He admits It"
Here's Economy.
Fgn the Kansas City Journal
' An Anthony paper tells of a clergjman
who received th s note asking him to
perform a marriage ceiemonj . ' This Is to
give jou notls that I and Mis Jemima
Arabella Brearly Is coming to jour
church on Saturday afternoon next to
undergc the operation of matrimony at
our hands Phase be prompt as the
cab Is hired by the hour."
3Iore, Injured Than the State.
Prom the Clrrcland Plain Drain.
A drunken man shoots a Kentucky girt
The courts let him dtt. with a payment
of $10,000 to the girl and $500 to the State.
"Which Indicates that In Kentucky tho
Individual Is twenty times more Injured
than, the State when the laws are broken.
v HI Affliction.
From tho Christian RrxiMtr.
A teacher had told a class of Juvenile
pupils that Milton, the poet, was blind.
The next day sie asked If any of them
could remember what Milton's great af
fliction was. "Tes'm." replied one little
fellow; "ho -waa a poet."
Lends to 'hlte Ionae.
Fnm the Baltimore Star )
There's little danger on starting a 13.000-
tnlle trip -on a Friday, when It lead di
rectly to the "White House.
THE
AS OTHERS SEE IT.
Frtim the Halnmor hun.
Is AmbHtsador L-l-hman to bo tho Re
publican uriKcI next ear
From the It italo kirrfe
'The first man to propoo bv wlrtless"
may bo the firt to be dtiorn-d b aero
plane lrom tho nwton Hcral!.
President Taft will discuss divorce on
his Western trip Perhaps thut ot the
two branches of his part
Frn the Chicago New.
Mr Cannon gav- up golf after discov
ering that It Is a game where three of
a Kind do not beat two pairs
From Country Home anl ainsv
Every man makes the mlstako of
thinking he can fool his wife as easily
as ho used to fool his mother
From the Norflk V trsinian Pilot.
How curious It is that each chorus girl
who elopes with a millionaire s son
' comes of a fine, old Virginia famlb ' '
From the Binrirfcham Nei
President Taft's tour of tho Wet em
braces 13.0u0 miles Put bj going this way
he hopes to get b iek to the VA hlto House
In 1912
From the Sashnlle Tmncsxan.
President Taft avs ho is going West
to tell folks Just how things aro run In
Washington That ought to defeat any
candldato who ever lived
rrom the Cincinnati Times-Star
Cincinnati Is to put about a million and
a quarter Into a new baseball grand
stand This does not Indicate fear of an
early diminution of the baseball fever.
From tho Crieaso Kronrvl Herald.
Champ Clark thinks there are not
enough politicians In this country Champ
will have difficult In making anj ono
who has public ofllres to distribute be
lieve that
Frrm the Baltimore Star
Senator Cummins ' friendly feeling"
for tho President Ilnds expression in eight
alleged reasons for his opposing him
When such friends sail into view it's
tlmo to get out the Hfe-pre servers
From the Omaha Bee
Onu woujd hato to think that a de
crease In American rovaltles on his
bonds had anything to do with Rud
jard Kipling s attack on the United
States In his antl-redproelty -outcry
From the Houston Poit,
When the pharmaceutists assemble In
Houston, the latter part of this month,
some Important data will likely be se
cured upon which to base a report to
Doc Wiley upon what is a mint Julep.
Jjl nt 11 Cent Each.
From the New ork American.
The United States commlsary exhibit
will serve to show the economical meth
ods by whi-h foods aro purchased and
distributed In the army, as well as the
nature of tho foods sun lied for tlle
army messes
Through the scientific system of pur
chasing and preparing foods In the army,
the soldiers are fed on excellent rations
at a cost of less than 11 cents a meal
lach
Among tho State exhibits that of the
New York department of weights and
measures promises to be exceptionally
interesting
Aeroplanes and llnslinnds.
From the St Louij Tact Dispatch.
A French heiress, recently divorced, de
clares that sho prefers an aeroplano to
a husband, Neither is good when there
is a falling out
A Merry Social "War.
From the Kaaui City Star
The new Mrs. John Jacob Astor's
troubles have only begun Sho must still
combat the former Mrs Astor for tho
New1 York social leadership
Ilobson'a Asleep.
From the Clereland riala Dealer
Germany triumphs again Tho other
day she succeeded in mobilizing some
troops on -the French border without
waking Richmond Pearson Hbbson out of
his temporrry nap.
Aviation Cocktail. .
From the CbJcjeq IlecoM Herald. .
Somebody- has Invented an "aviation
cocktail," but the aviation 5-cnt dear
U slow in appearing; "".
BONE OF CONTENTION.
CURIOUS BITS OF HISTORY.
H, V. W. MC1.
r'GMsr SYMPATHY FOR
AMERICA
The sentiment In England
against Amerlra during the Rev
olutionary war was not unani
mous bv any means If a popu
lar voto had been taken It Is
likely that a majority would
hnve been found favoring tho
Amerlr-an sid- On lune 2U 177K.
the lord mavor nnd aldermen of
London adopted an Address,
remonstrance and petition" to
tho King expressing their ab
horrence of the tvrannlcal meas
ures pursued against their fellow-subjects
in American, and
asking him to dismiss his min
isters and counselors who were
responsible for sUrh an unright-
ous nr Helng notified of this
the King signified his willingness
to receive the petition at his
next levee, or public reception
The lord mayor and aldermen
refused to present It except when
he was sitting on his throne Ho
replied that ho would receive any
kind of a petition, hut ho must
be tho Judge as to where Roth
sides were stubborn, and the pe
tition was never officially pre
sented They took care, however,
that a copy of It was presented
to the King In prlvato
(Copjncht. 1911 by Joseph It Bcnrln.)
KInK George's lion Mot.
From the Iiwlon VI. V P
The King dearly Ipves a Joke The
agent of a burglary Insurance firm ih
sured for his majesty a lot of valuable
tapestries, plate, and pictures In his
elation he asked if he might announce
this fact Hut his majesty smiled, shook
his head, and replied 'Well, on the
whole. I think you had better not. My
subjects might feel offended if they
thought I entertained any suspicion of
Better Arcne Tlinn Protest.
From the Florida Tlmcs-Lnlon
The governors will argue before the
Supreme Court instead of protesting This
Is proper The court sits to hear argu
ments Mrenuons Sports.
From the Nahrille Tennrwean.
Andrew Carnegie hasn t announced jet
whether pugilism and football will have
any space in the peace Journal ho is to
establish
ot Ensjr to Convert.
From the Atlanta Constitution.
"Mr Bryan, Evangelist," Is a news
paper headline But It is doubtful if his
sermons will ever convert the hardy
heathen of the party
Uncle Walt Says To-day:
I do not care a tinker's cuss about those vital things concern
ing which the statesmen fuss and crow and flap their wings. I
saw my little pile of wood, and pay up as I
irlE VITAL gof an(j au the world's serene and gcod and
ISSUES am sv woe- H men would cease to fret
so hard o'er public ills and crimes, and tinker
round their own back yard, they'd have much better times. It is
a narrow, selfish view of course, that's understood but folks
who're always in a stew don't seem to do much good. I 'think
that I do just "as much to help the world along when I mow weeds
and sing a Dutch or Alpine jodling song. I do as much when
I produce my little roll of bills, and pay the milkman for his juice,
the druggist for his pills. I've often noticed that the men who paw
the air and bawl, are slow t digging up the jen when bill col
Iectorsi call. I'll let the nation go its gait, I'll simply let it slide;
I couldn't keep the blamed thing straight, no odds how hard I
tried; I'll let the statesmen blow the foam from lips that never
rest, and I'll just tinker round at home, and do my little best..
(CopjirUht IMl, br Ccs JUtthew Adxma.) WALT MaSON.
MISDIRECTED ENTERPRISE.
Counterfeiters x. ho Would Make
More li tegltlinnte "Work.
From the New Vrk Mall
Perhaps the most striking instances
of misdirected enterprise to be found
anvw hero occur among persons en
gaged in criminal pursuits Note, for
example, the caso of a foreigner who
-, .e-enciy urre-neci tor maicinK
bogus one-cent pieces His plant was
seized and it was found that with the museum by Alexander Randall. Esq"
facilities ntt his command he could not I Tho chair Is remarkable bv reason of
turn out more than seventy -five of the. I Its verv low seat, the legs being quito
counterfeit coins in a day. As he wan itwo Inches shorter than the usual length
an able-bodied man he probably would! " U"1"1 ve?ul- ?1,n a "PnK "
. . . , . .. ..ilar back also of cane No doubt It
nave naa no irouoie m earning i -a
or $1 30 a day In some honest occupa-
tlon
But here is an Instance still more
remarkable In going over a lot of
gold coin received at the New Orleans
subtreasury' a few days ago the clerks
discovered a counterfeit $5 piece It
was put aside and a subsequent test
showed that the coin was made of pure
platinum covered with a thin plating of
gold Evidently the counterfeiter who
fashioned it never dreamed that the
platinum in it was worth more than
the gold coin it was made to repre
sent GRAVE DIGGERS IN UNIFORM.
Cincinnati Sets Cimtoni nt SnKKei
tlon of Its Archbishop.
From the Cincinnati Fnrjulrer
Officials j,rave diggers ln the St Jo
seph Cemetary of this city, one of the
largest of the local "cities of the dead."
In the future are to perform their duties
clad in full uniform of a striking pattern
Acting on the advice of Archbishop
Moeller. officers of the cemetery assocla-
tlon have purchared six uniforms with
which the men regularly employed to as-
slsl in the last sad rites to equip them-
selves
The nrchlblshop. It was said to-day,
suggested the plan as being In accord
with the dignity of such solemn occa
sions and in unison with the usages of
modern society
Mnklntr Ever) thing; Count.
From Ideas,
A Highland gentleman on the point -Otj
starting for America left his purse, con
taining 100, at the railway station
On his return, some tlmo afterward,
the purse was brought to him by a clerk
of the romn.inv. whn exnpetpd n tin
The laird took tho purse and counted
the money, and then looked inquiringly
nt the clerk, who exclaimed ln astonish
ment "Isn't It right, sir" "Richt' No"
was the quick response. "Where's the
interest' '
Caruso's 100-Itoom Villa.
From the Chicago Record Herald.
Caruso has a villa with 100 rooms in
a suburb of Florence. It appears that
he is unable to get rid of his throat
trcle ln any of them.
FOREIGN GOSSIP
OF INTEREST
Ono of the most famous hotels in EngH
land, the Star and Garter, at Richmond,
has been sold under the hammer, thus,
bringing to a close the career of a hos
telry with most romantic and historical
associations, which has been the favored
resort of London high life for about two
centuries In 1S70 a big conflagration
nearly destroyed the historic inn. but It
was rebuilt, as the gilded youth of the
metropolis did not relish the Idea of losing-Its
pleasant rendezvous, which found
mention in so many episodes in the life
of the smart set
Many have been the royalties even who
have made that hotel a temporary home.
They Include Napoleon III. King Victor
1 Emmanuel I, Emperor Maximilian of
Mexico, Empress Elizabeth of Austria,
and the French prince imperial Louis
Philippe and his Queen. Marie Amelia,
stopped there for months at a time, and
were visited at the hotel by Queen Vic
toria and tho Princo Consort
Countess Ros-uind of Carlisle has sold
to the trustees of the British National
Gallery, for 40.0o0 and the personal tax
on the picture for the current fiscal year,
the famous "Adoration of tho Kings."
by Jan Gossaert. of Mabuse, known as
'Castle Howard Mabuse ' It was a very
generous offer which the countess has
made to the nation, for the price paid is
much below the market value of the fa
mous painting The National Art Collec
tion Fund contributed 10,000, tre board
of the National Gallery 15,000, and the
government advaneed the remaining 15.
0CO to complete the mucn-destred pur
chase The picture has been placed on
exhibition In room 11 of the National Gal
lery This celebrated picture was painted
about the year 1500 for the Abbey of
Grammont. in East Flanders Some two
centuries later It passed into the collec
tion of Prince Charles of Lorraine, then
governor general of the Netherlands It
next came Into possession of the fifth
Earl of Carlisle, at Castle Howard, about
100 years ago It measures seven by six
feet. and. in addition to the principal
personages, contains about twenty inj
ures of men and angels
Among an accumulation of old draw
ings and prints at Maldstono Museum,
in England, which were gone over for
the purpose of rearrangement, a rare
pencil portrait was unearthed the other
day, Capt Marry atts sketch of Na
poleon I It was found in a portfolio
without any kind of label or Inscription
that might 'cad to the discovery of how
it came into the museum Thero Is no
record whatever of the presentation of
this drawing to the institution But it
may have come thero when another In
teresting Napoleonic relic was received.
consisting of the favorite chair used by
Napoleon In St Helena The story of
how the chair came to tho Maidstone
Mueum is told In tho following Inscrip
tion which It bears
'This chair was used by Napoleon
Bonaparte during his captivity In St
Helena After his decease it was pur
chased bv the Itev R Boys, then chap
Iain to Ir Hudson Lowe, governor of
St Helena, and subsequently vicar of
i0se. near Maidstone At his decease
t uas purchased and presented to this
,vas ma(1, especially low,
Xapoleon s short stature
ow Ing
1 The sketch shows the great warrior
j Just after de-ith on KTs- bier, a plain
I bedlike catafalque, with four high posts,
surmounted by a baldachin, the whole
urajieu in oiauK i ne niceicn was macie
I by Capt Marry att. whose ship then was
ulnK ln lh(. port of Lncl,ort. and who
later achieved fame as the author of
stories of the sea
1 Another theorv which is advanced to
I account for the presence of the portrait
In Maldstono Museum Is that it was in
cluded In a collection of drawings pre
sented to the institution by Ilolllngs
worth. one of the most generous bene
factors of that gallery
One of the few remaining links with
Sir Walter Scott. Mrs Drew, of Arden
caple House, ln Scotland, completed her
hundredth vear the first ofJhls month,
and King George sent tho old lady a
congratulatory letter She has lived In
six rMsns Ceore III, George IV,
William IV, Mcto-Ia. Fdward VII and
George V She was four years old when
. Waterloo was fought Her uncle. Gen
' SIr Nn nou'flaa took a, prominent part
, '" '"- r". ,.,
RosIna DoURns remembers Sir Walter
Scott, who died seventy -nine years ago.
perfectly well As a girl of eighteen sh
tret him at the house of an aunt at
1 Orblston. In Lanortsl Ire, where tho
gfreat novelist was on n visit She also
recollects driving with Sir Walter in the
Civ do Valley, and says ho used to give
her copies of his books
Lord Vernon, the youthful British peer
who came of ag two years ago, has
decided to sell his ancestral home at
Poynton. ln Cheshire, together with the
extensive estates This is tho second sale
which Lord Vernon has announced in
tho pa3t few montns His principal home
Is at Stdbury". in Derbyshire, where he
owns Fi,ti00 acres Last Novemrwr ho In
formed his tenants of his Intention to
I 8e" a" ' h,.s, D"bs.hlro an(1- retaining
only the hall Tho tenants were given
the option of purchasing their holdings
on easy terms Lord Vernon gave as
his reason for selling his estates "the
present instability of landed property in
England " It was not a question of per
sonal finance
Poynton Hall has been in the posses
sion of the Vernons for generations In
cluded ln tho estate are extensive col
lieries and thirty farms The hall was
erected ln tho seventeenth century', re
placing one built in tho reign of Edward
VI.
The Vernons are a very wealthy family.
Nearly all of them married heiresses.
The present pier's father wedded a niece
of J Plerepont Morgan Perhaps he Is
acting on the advlee of his distant
Kinsman, the great American finan
cier The young lord is of a retiring
disposition His name never is men
tioned in connection with any of the
doings or scandals among tho nobility
His only apparent hobby is motoring He
has often been fined for overspeedlng
FLANEUR.
(Copyright, MIL by Court Goulp Syndicate.)
Aeroplane Mnll Service.
rrom the Philadelphia PoNie Ledser.
The government, through Postmaster
General Hitchcock, Is to co-operate in ex
periments to determine the practicability
of delivering letters by aeroplane. Mail
was successfully transmitted between
Herndon nnd Windsor Castle a few days
rago under the auspices of the British
posttl authorities f
"Where Conservntlsm Is Needed.
From the Boiton Herald.
As a matter of fact, the great need of
the century is the conservaUon of words.
Too many words ore being wasted As
some one has well said, there als should
be conservation of common sense. '
Didn't Fall Far Enough.
From the Cleiejand Leader.
"Naturall., explains Poet Kemp, "Mrs.
Sinclair ard I fell In with each other."
Unfortunately, though. It wasn't off the
end of r dock.
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