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*?>dat<s." sa il Mr. Ib-nries jr.
"Ve have." i?l Mr. T'ooley. "but ye
db'i i remiinber it. Besides. ye'rc growIn"
old an' losin' ye"re pov era iv injyfitiiit
What d'ye r-xpict 11? a campaign
1' r Prisidint iv these here Unite.il
states? 11 ye think this is sthruyyle
f'r honorary chairman iv th' Society f'r
Kthical Culture? ll?re v.e have ; cunthrv
st hrcte hit.". f r'm v an do> : n ' '? '
? ther. occyjiied t>e ninety or a hundherd
rnillycn pi < ; 'e. tich \ ui. .v thsm tiii:
in he's th' on'y man that counts f'r
much, s?? in' that he's t' y van h
knows. Along comes i follow that's
been a coll id ye protissor or a colonel
iv a cow bo v riirimint or lawyer in
f"incinn.ity an* li* ?ays: Roys. t in t r
an' au.?y th* b->t iv ail iv yc. J want
"ME M-IM?S TH' REST IV HIS LIf
, I/JW, red .Seneca
^ "" andstone wall top
' low road, dusty or
3^9* W ftuddy. lined with
6^5 \x J t?-l? graph poles
st runs with webs
of wire, and 'rif led on one- s;d- with wtid
shrubbery. now rich ami radiant with
autumn color. Poland tt '- red stone wall
are mas.- d >!d oaks, write find r>-<l: t*ii.
shapelj cedars, somber spruce a:al ornamental
ar\ This w all is pierced
with a n .m.-.vr o* gateways, three ??f
:h< m beautify,!. 11. otl;e 3 only utilitarian.
The central ore of those gateways t i,;it
arc be 1 -l -t.< ;u:i a >VC the re d
stone wall He-re sw n^ing 0:1 Riant
-lr.Rc-. arc two I.- ,iv> 1 r<-:: yaf? s. black
and gold. ll t . middle i ach Rate,
< ircllng a RlbUd he l:m t ;?: ! two short
Himan swords crossed ate t.;?.- words:
I eulce e; Lte ' 1 r1 mi" -it I att-.i Mori. '
1 is Ka.c 1 . . frc.n 1 ls< t.ii sunset.
The ire :: tab arc flans, d cm tin north
an t sout . J. b\ ;l \ 1 01 Potomac
blue slot; I I'it Ill to.-- .is high as tic
e<l sard , wall. e ?.i To; of t'ne bluecr.i.
>: ! w . 11 1- a \ti ? f sandstone,
ami f.iuu t ris. f?- ir standsro.ne column.
at> v t > arhtiy ove r half
wa> 1 *-t w e?.. , and capital on those
columns 1 n inr.i - de> ;> ciit in the stone
:md ! a-.-rie-i . southernmost plilar Is
inscribed 'iwott," the* ne xt "Lincoln," the
! <xt ' and rh. northernmost
; ,!'ar "ilrant." Across the tops of the
? olumns us a heavy entablature chlst led
with this i?s< , ption:
"Sin r'.'luntnt erected in the port) of
ihc war office. Washington, in lv'v were,
on the detnolitton of that building in
April l^Th. transferred to the gateways
of tins. Arlington National cemetery."
Above t entablature is a cornice wall
inscribed in l:?rg? leiters with the name
of "Sheridan." Heme, this is usually
i ailed tie- Sheridan gate of Arlington.
follow t e yellow road and the red wall
about a quarter of a mile southward and
\uu stand before a massive, monumental
r?-d sandstone gateway. For years this
gateway was twined round with vines,
hut these have been cut awav. Two sectional
stone columns guard the gateway,
the south column being inscribed in sunken
letters that are gilded "Meigs." Above
ye to give me a eerti-ficate aeknowlldgin*
me supeeryority, a hundherd thoij<;in'
dollars a year to put in me jeans,
a tine three-stliory an' basement house
1 O II ^ III* tl IHclIl"! V Wttl XI (t |'l J > aiu
y.iclit, an' a guarantee to print a takin'
likeniss iv mysilf f'r all time to come
in th' school histhries.*
"D'ye suppose he's goin' to get awav
with 'hat without a wrangle? No, sir.
Thank hivin, whin a man has th' owdaeity
tQ say h public without blushin
that he's qualified f'r th' best Job
in all th' civilized wur-ruld, to rule
o\er a law>abidin' but haughty popylace,
we'll take th* conceit out iv him
1? fure he goes in, knowin' full well
that he'll get it back th' day afther
h<* takes hold iv th' oflioe. This idee iv
swearin' in the candydate that gets th"
largest number iv chataqua salutes an'
sindin' him a diploma on lilac-tinted
paper won't go with us. Showin' disrespict
f'r th" candydates is wan way iv
showin' respict f'r th' oflice..
"In all th* years I've lived in this
ec.unthry T niver yit see a good candydate
f'r Prisidint or a good Prisidint or
*K 1> A ROTK15I' CHAIR ON TH'
'-' fc. ? ?? MIX
th? columns rests a heavy entablature inscribed
On Fame's eternal camping ground
TV - silent tents are spread.
And Glory -rwards with solemn roaud
The blvonac ef the dead.
Above the entablature is a low cornice
H re rest 15,50ft of the 315.5f?T> citizens
who died in defense of their country from
1 > ; 1 to lSko." ADovf all otner inscriptions
is this, in nn-at golden letters: "Mct;:.
The vround corners of the gateway are
shielded from passing wheels by four
small iron cannon set nearly upright,
muzzle down. Inside the gate on either
side of it is a big iron cannon planted upright.
breech down, with a cannon ball
s'i-htly larger than the hore resting in
The road through this gateway is the
original road into Arlington. It was the
mad by which the place was entered
when George Washington Parke Custls
and his wife, Mary Fitzhugh, lived there.
It was the road used by Robert E. Lee,
bis Wife and children up to the time of
their departure for Richmond, in the
spring of listil.
There is a proposal that the govern*
no nt of the 1'nited States shall construct
a road from the south end of the Highway
bridge to one of the east gateways
of Arlington to avoid the long detour by
way of the Washington-Alexandria road,
the Columbia turnpike and the old Georgetown-Alexandria
road There used to be
a roau cross lots to Arlington long, long
before trie ci\il war. All trace of the old
way has been effaced. It started at the
south end of the Long bridge, traveled
northwest, following the bank of the river
for one mile, and then turning west
across what Is now the upper part of the
grounds of the Arlington experiment station
of the Department of Agriculture. In
rossing this part of the Arlington lowlands
it veered slightly to the southwest,
crossed the old Georgetown-Alexandria
read and entered the main grounds of
Ar-ington where the McClellan gate now
A two-horse wagon that meets electric
ears at the Sheridan gate is driven by R
Horseman The "R." stands either for
Robert or Richard, The Star man forgetting
which, Mr. Horseman is sixty-nine
years old. and has lived around Arlington
all those years. He remembers Arlin. ton
before the heights were taken possession
of by troops, and long before soldiers'
gravi s were sunk in Arlington's soil. He
remembers the Lees when they lived
there. He used to join in the picnics at
the Custis spring, where so many early
XVashingtonlans took their outing. He remembers
that, contrary to their practice,
the federal troops did not strip off ?..e
timber on the lower eastern slope of Arlington.
and that the oaks in that part of
the estate?those under which tourists entering
by the east gate walk or ride?
a bad ex-Prisidint that wasn't thryin
to get back in th' job. There's nawthin'
that improves a statesman's character
so much as retirement fr'm public life.
In pollyticks .all poods on th' shelf ar're
garauteed pure. On th' first iv Novimber
a candydate -will start all th* burglar
alar'rums in th' neighborhood goin' be
merely pokin' his head out iv th' dure.
On th' Fourth iv March th* same man
comes back fr'm th' capitol at Wash'nton
on th' wrong side iv th' carridge an*
goes home to his native town. Citizens
iv all parties turn out to greet him an*
he spinds th' rest iv his life in a rockin'
chair on th' front stoop handin' out
wur-ruds iv warnin' to th' wur-ruld on
th' folly iv its ways.
"Whin he dies tli' iditor iv th' opposition
paa-per goes to th' expinfie iv printin'
colyum rules upside down to show his
grief an' says in an iditoryal with a slug
iv black at top an' bottom to expriss a
couple iv sobs: 'Durin' his lifetime we
frequently or always had occasion to differ
with th' gr-reat statesman who has
passed away. Our jooty as a pop'lar
journal compeuea us to say mat lie was
an embezzler iv public funds, while lie
retorted that undher th' pretlnse iv bein'
a protishyonal blackmailer we were engaged
in colnin' money in our cellar out
iv babbitt metal an' glass.
"But we ar-re happy to say that these
debates, while spirited, were always conducted
without acrimony, but with mutual
respict an" good nature, an" now
that there is no further occasion to slam
him we ar-re prepared to admit that
whin he takes his rightful niche in th'
temple iv fame ayether George tVash'nton
or Abr'ham Bincoln will have to i
move out. To apprecyate th* worth iv
this upright statesman an' sterlin* pa- i
thrite, our readers have hut to compare 1
him with th* marble topped foot-rest iv i
th' preedytory classes who at prisint dis- 1
graces th' office." i
"An' there ye ar-re. I niver like to see :
th' florist's wagon fr'm th* opposition
campaign headquarters backed up in ;
front iv me eandydate's house. Th* '
kindest things ar-re always said about
th' man whose vote will be counted as
'scatterin'.* Judgin' be what I've r-rhead
about him th' prohybition candydate is
his own worst inimy. I suspict be th'
way they ar-re handled that Chafin an'
Debs ar-re not gainin*. an* if I was Willum
Taft's campaign manager I'd put me
fut down firmly on th' gin'ral tindinry to
speak kindly about that cillybrated lawstudent.
'Whin me frind Tiddy Rosenfelt was
over on th' south side I didn't have to ;
r-rhead th1 bulletins to know how he was
gettin' on. Whin th' docks were explainin'
in simple language how manny
lookosites an' nootryphiles had got into
him I turned to th' idltoryal colyums iv
me favrite journal, which loves him so i
were growing there before the sun rose
on the red and black days of '61.
At the Last Lock.
last lock, or it may be the first,
of the Chesapeake and Ohio canal is
at 29th street in Georgetown. There ttte
canal joins Rock creek. Twenty-ninth
street crosses the canal on a stone viaduct.
On the east side of this viaduct
is a brick balustrade topped with a foothigh
cement coping. The west side of the
viaduct is not only guarded by this cement
coping, but the coping is topped
with a strong iron picket fence. The way
for the canal mules passes on the north
side of the waterway and across 29th
street. The towlines pass over the brick
balustrade and. Its cement coping and
over the picket fence, and when tho boat
is ready to pass under the viaduct the
line is cast off and is hooked on as soon
as the passage has been effected. In this
process the towllne passes over the northwest
angle of the balustrade and its
It is Interesting to note the effect of the
rope wear on the iron. Imbedded In the
top of the cement coping of the east balustrade
are two long, wide iron plates as
fenders. Deep grooves are worn in them
by the ropes. The iron picket fence surmounting
the west balustrade furnishes
the strongest illustration of the wearing
and sawing done by the ropes. The pickets
are an inch in diameter and of
wrought iron. The tops extend five inches
above the topmost connecting bar of the
fence. Forty-one of these pickets heads
have been sawed off by the ropes and the
remaining tops have been nearly cut
through. The thick iron rail or rod
through which the pickets are set is nearly
sawed through in half a hundred
Thirtieth street crosses a Ipck of the
canal on a wooden bridge. The wooden
railing is in part guarded by iron fenders.
and these have been mostly sawed
through by the wet and gritty ropes.
Where the hempen line has touched the
wood of the railing the top beam has
been sawed through as though the timber
offered little resistance to the rope.
Thirty-first street crosses the east end
of another lock, and here the streetway
is also guarded with heavy iron pickets.
These have been sawed off or sawed
through The heavy iron railing is sawed
deeply in many places, and it gives a
vivid idea of the frictional power of rope,
especially when it Is wet and gritty with
sand picked up by dragging along the
"A towline loaded with wet sand, with
two mules at one end and a canal boat
at ?he other, will cut through almost
anything it runs against if you give it
time. But It takes time/' said the man
"HE'S OFFERED TO GO OUT
much that it can't keep its hands off him.
"Whin it said: 'Regardless iv what has
gone befure. we ar^re prepared to say
that he is th* noblest spiclmin iv humanity
that iver throd th* globe,' me
heart sunk in me. I says to mesilf, 'It's
alt over.' Th' iditoryal th' nixt day was
more reassurin'. It begun: 'While jinin'
in th' universal sympathy f'r th' distinguished
patient, yet we cannot .'
That cheered me up, an' I told Hogan
there was a marked improvemint. On th'
third day th' iditor wrote: 'It is absurd
to confuse th' gr-reat issues now befure
th' people with th' deplorable act iv a
manyac. Th' campaign must go on regardliss
iv sintimlntality.' I says to mesilf:
Begorry, he's had a good night's
sleep, ordhered a breakfast iv ham, eggs,
sausage, wheat cakes, an' tea, an' is settin'
up in bed hurlin' back their complimints
at his inimies.'
"An* whin I r-rhead: 'No amount iv
proper sympathy f'r th' victim iv a
wound so thrivyal that no wan wud care
if it happened to us, should disthract th'
minds iv th' people fr'm th* fact that th'
very foundations iv th' republic is still
in danger,' I threw th* paa-per to the
ceilin', an' says I: 'It's all right. He's
who opens and closes the lock where
Jefferson street bridges the canal.
"The process of cutting through tougli
iron is wearing on a rope, and there Is
no way of telling how much manila and
other kinds of hemp has been worn ou!
in cutting the tops off those iron bars.
"A towline is three-quarters of an inch
in diameter and they run from sixty tc
seventy-five yards long. The average
towline Is about sixty-five yards long.
The towing company buys them by the
pound in large quantities and furnishes:
them to the boatmen.
"The life of a towline Is about twc
trips from Cumberland to Washington
Then it is an old. badly worn rope, and
it will probably have some knots in ?t.
It may be good enough for an up-stream
trip; that is, from Washington to Cumberland.
because the boats usually gc
back l ght. Canal boatmen make it a
general rule to tow up stream with an
old line and to use their newest line foi
the down-stream trip. YeB, sir; It has
taken many ropes a long time to cut
thrniiErh thnap. Iron rnHs."
The Old-Time Bread.
COUNTRY people are rapidly acquiring
or have already acquired the habit oi
eating bakers' bread. It was only a few
years ago?when people that are middleaged
were boys and girls?that bakers'
bread, or store bread, or manufactured
bread was spoken of in the country with
disdain. It was the boast of country
people that they ate homemade bread,
and with the country people in the region
aroung Washington it was the boast that
they ate hot bread three times a day.
Breadmaklng was almost a continuous
performance in the kitchens of Maryland
A remarkable change has come about.
Either the professional baker has improved
his product or the country housewife
has lost her cunning, or it may be
that the purchase of ptore bread involves
so little work and the baking of home
bread involves so much that the change
has come about because of this.
It is a question whether homemade
bread was always deserving of the praise
that has been heaped upon it. Some
homemade bread was atfd still is good.
Some homemmade bread was and still is
unfit to be eaten.
In this day eve.ry country store within
a wide radius of Washington has a big
box for bakers' bread. No matter how
small the country store, it sells bakers'
bread over the counter. The country
Btore may be a long way back from the
arteries of travel, but bakers' bread may
be bought there, even though they are
yesterday's loaves, or loaves of the day
before yesterday. Nearly all this bread
Is baked in Washington, still, a good deal
of it has Its making in Alexandria. Some
of the large villages neighboring to
Washington have bakeries and bakers
that help till the needs of the dwellers
IXTO TIP BACK YARD AND HASSLE
out iv l>ed an' in his clothes. He's fired
th' nootryphile an' lookysite scales
through the window. He's thanked th'
docks an' offered ir> sn nut in th' hack
yard an" rassle thim f'r their fee. lie's
waltzed th' nurses down th' corrydor an' t
hopped into a car. Eight to wan that
whin th' tiirain gets to Altoona he'll he
on th' tinder helpin' th' fireman to shovel
"No, sir; no wan knows betther thin
Tiddy Rosenfelt himself that pollytlcks
. ain't a spelldown, an' it ain't a game iv
'authors.' It's a rough, able-bodied, outiv-dures
sport an' anny man that takes
i part in it must expict to get humped. If
a fellow come along to run f'r Prisidint
an' all th' people in th' counthry said
about him: "He's just th' man f'r th'
place,' I'd be In favor iv expoortin him
at wanst as a menace to th' republic.
But it has niver happened. We're peri
fectly safe so long as we go to th' polls
inspired be a noble determination to vote
f'r somebody, not because we think much
iv him, but because he ain't as bad as
"To tell ye th' truth, most iv us don't
1 ' GV
in the immediate territory surrounding
Bakery wagons cover routes out nt
Washington that lead deep into the country.
Many of these are motor wagons
that run twenty miles away from Washington
in all directions besides supplying
stores that are far off the main roads.
The local trains going out of Washington
carry the familiar big wooden bread
boxes, full going out, empty coming
home. The steamboats on the Potomac
plying that river and its numerous tributaries
carry down boxes of bread and
bring back only, the bread boxes. At
every little creek landing as far down
as the Washington-Potomac boats go one
will see these bread boxes piled up
either inside or outBide the little freighthouse
on the wharf. Perliaps on the arrival
of the boat, and it may be many
hours out from Washington, passengers
will note the wagons of country storekeepers,
stores that may be miles back
in the country from the wharf, waiting
fni- ti,o Kin- hnves nf bakers' bread soon
to be sliced up on uncounted rustic
. boards and thick-spread with much
j praised and much overpraised country
Letters Wearing Away.
A GOOD many of the copper letters
which were used to spell out the
legends on the Albert Pike statue have
disappeared. This statue-monument
stands on a little hillock'in the triangle
formed by Indiana avenue, yd and D
streets. The handsome bronze figure
1 faces east and on the upper part of the
pinkish granite pedestal, not far below
the foot of the statue, is the name in
bronze letters of "Albert Pike." There
are legends, or there were, on eacli of
the four faces of the monument at a
level not far above the topmost of the
three stone steps that rise above the
grassy mound. At the south and north
ends of the east face are the words
"Author" and "Poet." These are intact.
1 The inscription in the center of the east
face has been mutilated so that what is
left is "L Ej?s S?perstites Sunt
Frustus." The east and the west ends
of the north face are inscribed "Scholar"
On the west front several of the let
iers or me woiu ruiiiiiiLiiuipisi uu?e
been broken off so that the inscription
stands "Phila?t?ropist," and the remainder
of the lettering on the west
front is "Erected by the S?preme ;
C?nc?1 33? A. A. S. R. of Freemasonry <
for the S. J.. U. S. A., 1901."
On the east and west ends of the
south face were two words. Of these,
only two letters remain and these, which
are at the west end are ?RI?, being |
probably the remains of the word "Pa- <
triot." The word at the east end of
the south face has been broken away, i
the broken copper fasteners in the drill i
holes in the granite being viglbls.
The. turf of the mound Is worn Into 1
! ni rrPr.1
TH* DOCKS 1**R THEIR FEE."
vote f'r annybody. We vote agin somebody.
There ought to be a colytrm on
th' ticket where a pathriotic citizen cud
exprlss liis disapproval without eommlttin'
himsilf to annywan, d'ye mind. 'Vote
undher th' hammer' wud be a gr-rand
"An' annyhow, ye can't go wrong. 'Tis
sthrange how many good Prisidints
we've got out iv th' bunch we've
had to pick fr'm. I can't remimber
wan in me time that looked bad aftlier
tin years had gone by. They're all fine.
Anny kind lv a citizen with a good Christyan
bringin' up seems to be able to
guide th' distinies if th' republic. Mebbe
'tis because th' distinies iv th' republic
ar-re not ra-aly enthrusted to him, but
go their own way an' lave him go his.
He thinks he's in th* saddle, his firm
hand on th* reins, but th' rest iv us knowthat
it don't do him no good to pull an'
spur an' holler 'gid ap,' or 'whoa,' or
'gee.' Th' distinies iv th' republic go gallopin'
on regardless iv him. They don't
soutn siae or Pennsylvania avenue i?e- r
tween 22d and 23d there is a stone obelisk
titted with iron rings which has been
used as a hitching post since Washington ?
was a village. ,
There are more of the plain iron-rod t
hitching posts than the horse-head posts. *
One of these stands on Pennsylvania avenue
a little west of the old Corcoran Art ?
Gallery building, another on the west side ^
of Lafayette Square near the Decatur ?
House, three at the junction of Pennsyl- f,
vania avenue, 25th and L streets, and ?'
several on 11th street southeast. ^
* * H'
Uncle Sam, Haymaker.
"THE government of the United States r(
* is a haymaker. It harvests a large ol
hay crop in Washington every summer. c<
The crop is not baled or weighed and no J1'
record of the cut Is kept, but anybody,
by following the activities of the national d<
farm hands, will note that the crop in a di
good grass year amounts into hundreds pi
of tons. el
The government devotes a larger acre- in
age to hay in Potomac Park than in any H
other of the federal reservations in n<
Washington. On that new land, red top, m
broad top, blue grass, red clover and w
know he's thryin' to guide thim. If they
did they'd stop an* buck-jump him off
"Sure, half th' time ye wudden*t know
numerous paths showing that children x
gambol there, and the granite steps, o
whence the inscriptive lettering may be s
reached, show the marks of- many feet. e
* * v
Horses Instead of Autos. t
THK surviving hitching posts and car- "
riage blocks are reminders of
time when the proudest Wash'ple
drove horses ins*~
good many hitch'"^ around j*
the city like Ion W?-S. In front of a
Allison bailor's old home on 15th street
and Rhode Island avenue is a horseholder
in the form of a little black boy (
with an outstretched hand, and through
this hand the hitching reins of many
good horses have been passed.
The familiar style of hitching post was
an iron rod about two and a half feet T
high, crowned by a horse head. Two of
these old posts stand on the north side \
of Pennsylvania avenue near 19th street, v
one stands on Maryland avenue near 8th
street northeast, one on Pennsylvania
avenue between 2d and 3d streets near the h
junction of B street southeast, and three v
near the old Naval Hospital at Pennsyi- t,
vania avenue and 9th street southeast. There .
is one of the old horse-head posts on 12th
street near I, one on East Capitol street
opposite the north front of the Library of
Congress and one on 13th street near R. 5
There is a horse-head post with two
hitching chains still standing on the
north side of H street a few yards west .
of 14th, and another opposite the south
front of the Washington Public Library. j
A double-headed horse post stands on G J
street, west of 11th street southeast, and ~~
a hitching pos* resembling the park posts ?
which supported the chains around gov- *
ernment reservations stands on I street r*.
between 13th and 14th streets. On the
. . - ?* . . n
J_/JA J?U 1 1
ho's Prisldint iv th' United States if ye n
dn't r-rhead th' news fr'm Beverly, g
ass. Th* counthry pets on just as well f
summer as it does in winter, an' b
here's th* govermint thin? Congress d
akes th' janitor a Quorum to pass all ji
lis on th' desk an' adjourns: the Su- g
eem Coort packs up its bombazeen J
rappers an' tears off f'r th' mountains; n
i" Prisidint. the cabinet, an' all th* as- C
stant sicrlties li'ists their private pen- n
ints on tli" most eomronaiue men-iv- I
ar in th" navy an' sails f'r th' summer v
"A11 th' other important officers iv th'
overmint who ar-re detained in Wash'nr
in in th'- suffocatin' heat he their devo\
on to jooty ar-re out at th' hall rai k
ollerin' to Johnson to smoke 'em over ^
ut the govermlnt poes on just the same.
>"hin I'm in me rijtht mind afther ilictlon (
know that there ar-re mannv things
lore important to me thin who's Prisidint
r th' United States. I liave nawthin'
) do with him but help iliet him. usuallv
e votin' f'r some wan that hadn't a
hanst to heat him. an' whin I've done
le jooty that far I have 110 further in- ,
tercoorse with him, excipt through th*
itarnal rivnoo bureau or Dorsey, th' let?r
"Divvle th' hit iv diff'ronre it makes to
L'OKGRE^ MAKES TH' JAMTOR A
rhite clover have been sown and numer- l
us varieties of coarse grasses have 1
prung up without invitation. The farm- i
rs of the office of pub.ie buildings and <
rounds mow these extensive grass fields
rhen the crop needs cutting, or a '^ast j
.'hen the park's ano f
hat the grat,?
lowing * * -it.
"* . do.s ot lu 'his
; or shocks or ha . hs. ?.
.aed up into little piles anu le. e t
vernmental interest ends. Little time <
5 given for curing. The cut grass is 1
ublic property, or public forage, to be *
ppropriated by the first comer. In Po- I
3HOST DIRECTS HUN
Special Correspondence of The Star.
LONDON. October 18, 1912. 4
5OWN in the heart of Lancashire a ,
little old village is in a flutter. A \
coman from London Is there hunting, f
rith the aid of local volunteers, for a will '
rhich was hidden over two hundred and j
ifty years ago, and which she believes (
.hen found will prove her to be the heir t
? a fortune of several hundred thousand '
ollars which is now in chancery.
She is doing this, she says, at the re- '
uest of a ghost, a restless ghost which f
ot into communication with her at the 1
rst spiritualistic seance she ever at- c
mded in her life, and told her that it knew
.'here the long-lost will of old John Brad- s
*y, a rich farmer of Cromwell's time, *
'hose lineal descendant she claims to be, r
> buried. This woman is Mrs. James An- 1
erson, whose home is in Gunnersbury, 1
ne of the suburbs of London. The spirit r
rho claimed to know of the whereabouts 1
f the missing will, described itself as 1
hat of John Bradley's wife, the only i
erson he told where he had hidden his t
ist testament. s
Mrs. Anderson is not a spiritualist. She b
ttended the seance at the invitation of a 0
riend. This was in August last, and
ardly was the seance in full swing before "
he medium announced that a spirit f;
anted to communicate with Mrs. Ander- a
in, as it could get no rest until a great s<
rong had been put right. Then it re- B
paled its identity as the wife of John b.
radley. the wealthy Lancashire farmer, w
nd told about the will that is supposer B
> be buried at Bradley Fold, a town w
hieh is three miles from Bolton, and n
ikes its name from John Bradley, who ai
ved there and owned all the land for f<
liles around. si
Bradley was in his prime when the tx
mndheads and cavaliers were at each h;
:hers' throats, and was as stern and un- fc
unpromising a Puritan as Cromwell a
.mself. He was famous for his taci- b
irnity, rarely speaking to anybody but B
is'wife, and, in his old age, is said sel>m
to have spoken to her. When he at
ew up his will disposing of his vast se
"operty he hid it, and local legend de- w
ares that he told the secret of its hid- m
g place to no one but Mistress Bradley. h<
e made her promise solemnly, moreover, oi
>t to tell any one?not even the other sa
embers of his family?where the will h?
as secreted, until lie was dead. m
whether th" tnreaty with Kooshya is
<?od or had. hut it makes a lot iv difrence
whether I get nte daily budget iv
ills fr'm th' gas comp'ry, ?.ffVrs iv
imon necklaces an' old masthers at ra>ooced
rates, an' tlattljrin appeals to ins
in'rosity signed he J. Plerpont Morgan,
awn D. Rockyfellar. an' Andhrcw faravgie
to add me mite to gladdin' th"
'lirtst'nias iv th' inmates iv th' home tr
eedy curb-brokers. Manny's th' time
ve gone to bed thinking th' republic
>as on tli' verge iv roon because iv
omethin' that'd happened at Wash'nton.
nly to bo woke be Dorsey's whistle. ;tn"
ayin' to mesilf: "All is well. Th* govrmint
at Wash'nton still lives. Dorsey
s at wurruk.'
"Anny administhration will he a siwv
ess. so long as th' hired help sticks. But
don't want to discourage ye. Injye th'
lietion. Be a bullwark iv th' republic",
io down t<> Tony's barbershop an' cast
e'er impeoryal suffrage with th' feelin'
I. . . : r i iiiti' ?* ill ho Tat 11
I 111 L 11 >1* UUII t i! I (I ? III ?-** | .v
icross on th* heritage iv liberty. If 1
teed a slt.tvc I'll vote against somebody
"The stliraw vote seems to show? **
dr. Hennessy began.
"Ve can't take annythin' so sthrong aa
American pollyticks through a sthraw
,ote." said Mr. Dooley.
i<'??l?Tr'gbt. 1 *i*2. ! ? F"1nley Peter Duimc.t
QIORIM TO PASS ALL BILLS OIV
:omac Park a citizen who owns a numDer
of work horses follows the national
eapers and soon has the park hay under
In the White Lot. the Monument
grounds, the Capitol and Smithsonian
grounds the harvesters gather the outers
up into little heaps, and private
> owners qui' K:v carry them on.
men keep in touch with the grassprogram
and are not far behind
he n.owers in gathering tlie crop. Much
if the grass Is fed green to poor work
torses, and it is believed that this fretf
trats carries happiness into many a humlie
TFOR MISSING WILL
A few months afterward he died, and
1.11 the rest of his kindred expected the
vidow to produce the missing will forthwith.
but the old lady disappointed them.
IVith a sternness equal to Bradley's own
she refused to tell whe-e his last testanent
was buried, and after many family
squabbles and many futile searches for
he will on the part of the wrathful rclaives,
the latter gave it up and scattered
o different parts of the country. The
vidow promised that she would reveal
he secret when she was dying and no'.
>efor<*. Then suddenly, says the legend,
she was stricken with paralysis, and thus
he only one who held the secret was
Since her death faint echoes of the
tory have passed down from grandfatftr
r to grandson in the district, hut the
nystery of John Bradley's will almost
lad been forgotten there when it wag
ecalled ill dramatic fashion by the arival
of Mrs. Anderson from London. The
atter says that for years she has had
tapers in her possession which prov-e
ler to be a lineal descendant of John
Jradley, but declares that the idea of
eirching for his will never entered her
lead till it was put there by the spirit
if Mistress Bradley.
Mrs. Anderson did not take the tirat
spirit message'" seriously, however. In
let, she soon forgot all about it. Then.
few weeks back, she went to another
?anve. The restless shade of Mistress
iradley turned up again, and once more
esought her kinswoman to hunt for the
111. this time giving a description of
iradley Fold and certain landmarks that
ou d help In a search. This proved too
luch for Mrs. Andersons skepticism,
nd. a few days afterward, she set off
?r the little Lancashire village. When
ie got there and her object In coming
?eame known, se\*eral of the oldest lnibitants
of the village volunteered ln?
?rmation, and in the past few days ex.
ivations have been made in the ne'ghorhood
of the homestead where John
I <3UiCy II vcu.
Mrs. Anderson spent the last week end
: her home In Gunnersbury, but, when
en, declined to tell what progress she
as making toward finding the last testaeiit
of the old Covenanter. A friend,
>wever. stated that she had great hope*
' finding it. and described the spirit me*iges
received by Mrs. Anderson from
r long-dead ancestor as "most rearkable.''