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THE O A klE X_H E R A L D
* *f*. J. MURPHY
MRS. L.. MURPHY
o* ,r
- * »o
. CAPT. GODFREY'S TEN GIRLS
Nucleus From Which Was Started Fa
mous Montlcello Seminary for
1 Young Ladle«.
The most Interesting trip that I took
doting my fortnight Itl'the west was
down from Chicago about two hundred
miles oa the Alton road, only an hour
from 8t. Louis to Godfrey, 111., where
stands the famou*» Montlcello semt
nary. founded 73 Jfears ago by good
old Captain Godfrey. In those days
the higher education of girls was
deemed a useless. If not dangerous, ex
periment CaptaJn Godfrey had
amassed a fortune of 00,000, and ho
proposed to put three-fourths of it into
a school for girls. The original build
tag it as a high, square stone structure,
and the loungdrs around the little ham
let watched with Interest not unmixed
with scorn the rising of its walls.
"What kind o' cattle be you goln' to
put In ft)at big barn o' yourn, cap'n?" ,
asked one of them derisively. j
"Girls," answered the captain, la- :
conically. "The finest girls in Illinois."
"Where you goln' to git 'em?" pur
f !, e .. SC0ffl M S: I gU r tl0ner - .
Well replied the captain, l ye
got ten of my own, and I reckon that 11
I
Captain Godfrey was a warm ad
mirer of Thomas Jefferson, and the
seminary was named for that hero's
home, Montlcello. It was here that
Lucy Larcom received her life Im
petus and here she wrote many of her
most beautiful poems. After the burn
ing of the first building In 1888 was
reared the Imposing granite pile in
which the school is now established.
At one end of It Is an ample and artis
tic chapel. In which the girls gathered
at 9:30 o'clock In the morning to hear
me speak.—Kate Upton Clark. In
Brooklyn Eagle.
Giggling.
It was bound to come. Sooner or la
ter we knew the lawmaking bodies of
this country would be compelled to
take note of the crime of giggling—if
It Is a crime to giggle, as many people
believe It is. Indianapolis has the dis
tinction of being the first city to
ognize the crime, and to provide for
Its punishment, hut it is generally be
lieved that other cities will follow the
lead. If that Is the way to express it.
It seems that a councllhian in Indian
apolis has Introduced an ordinance to
the effect that it will be unlawful for
anyone to giggle, snicker or otherwise
disturb an audience at a public amuse
ment charging an admission fee. That
will affect about 90 per cent, of the
*ushy, garrulous girls and
many of the cholly boys
been disturbing audiences for twenty
years.
rec
a good
who have
For, in all seriousness, thera
Is no more annoying thing to a sensi
ble person who visits a place of
amusement to be amused from the
stage than to have to endure the silly
talk and kittenish mewings which
emanate from some of these succulent
youngsters who frequent the theaters.
-—Dayton News.
Understands Word "Stung."
John Barrett, director of the Interna
tional bureau of American republics,
now has a thorough knowledge of the
meaning of the word "stung," as it is
used in a popular sense. One of his bu
reau's principal duties is to promote
trade relations between this country
and the Latin American republics. Not
long ago he had a new idea. He turned
to the bees of Mexico ns a means of
Increasing business between the I
United Slates and that country, and
put out a bulletin. According to the
printed pamphlet, Mexican bees wore
the best bees that ever buzzed. They
were docile. They were affectionate.
Finally, they were stingless, bitelesB
and warranted not to sting the baby.
All this information was widely dis
tributed among bee fanciers and honey
producers of the United States. The
other day Mr. Barrett received this 1 t
ter: "Dear Mr. Barrett: I am a Mis
souri farmer, and seen where your
trade bulletin said that Mexican be< s
are stlngless. I sent to Mexico for j
some of these be<s. You are a liar!" j
i
Scientist Couldn't Light a Fire.
Lord Kelvin, like Lord Morley, once
amused a Scottish audience with
display of ignorance. At a lecture In
(1 ;
Edinburgh, with Lord Kelvin in the
chair, the Duke of Argyll waa taken
suddenly ill. "When the aged peer
was-carried down to one of the ante
rooms," wrote a local paper, "one of
the first things to be thought of was
,
i
the lighting of a lire, and this task
was tackled by the duke's host, Ijord
Kelvin. But Instead of placing some ;
wood on that, in the orthodox man
ner, he amazed the onlookers by des
perate efforts to kindle a handful of
sticks at a gas burner. Ordinary moi
tals may be pardoned for taking some
satisfaction in the fact that even so
great a philosopher as Lord Kelvin
does not know how to light a lire."
!
!
So They Say.
Stranger—I say, my lad, what is
i considered a good score on these
k links?
ft Caddie—Well, sir, most of the gen s
Bnere tries to do it in as few strokes as
L they can, but it generally takes a
f lew more.
Often Happens.
"I never see them together any
more. Yet they always used to be
such good friends."
"Haven't you heard? They were
and spoiled It all by getting married."
and
BELLS
p-appt T 1
STILL HE MISSED SOMETHING
_
Suburban Amateur Gardener Who Had
1
A
Improved Small Estate is Given
Severe Jolt.
He was a suburban amateur garden
eFi who8p ral8Blon in Ufe wa8 to bore
, R n h !s Mends by nRking thera down for
j 'week-ends, and showing them
: hls three-feet-by-two estate Just now
he wa8 borlng Jai:kson from the offlce
He 8howGd hlm h , B four ro(!e treej| he
Bhowed hlm hiB P°<*et shrubbery ; he
8ho wed him his half-inch fountain jet
wlth lt8 utUe basln and palr of gold :
fish; he showed him hls summer house,
which would almost admit two persons
at one and the same time.
"Never know what you can do with
I a bit of ground till you try!" cackled
the host, rubbing hls hands gleefully.
"Quite so—quite so!" returned Jack
round
eon, absently. "But 1 think you might
Improve It."
"How?" questioned the owner,
twene gratification ..nd wounded pride.
"Well,," replied Jackson, "why don't
you take a strip off the flower bed—
say, four Inches wld
convert It Into golf links?"
be
turf it over, and
Giving Away a Trade Secret.
"I want you to notice that man over
there."
"What's peculiar about him?"
"He's well off aud he got hls start
as a window dresser."
"A what?"
"Don't you understand? He fixed
up displays In the front windows of
stores so as to attract a crowd. I've
seen people almost fighting for a
chance to look at them."
"That takes skill."
"Skill nothing!
All he did was to
put pictures of prize fighters in ring
costume here and there among the
exhibits "
Minus the Price.
"Do you think there Is any chance
of my poem appearing In your maga
zine?" asked the bard. "I'm without
so much as a quarter in money."
"Before you told me your financial
situation I thought there might be
some chance of your poem appearing
in our magazine," answered the hard
hearted editor, "but now I see no hope.
Our advertising rates are $6 an Inch."
LOCK 'EM OUT.
I
Hiram llayrlck (at the
store)—1 see thet this here
j canal Is goln' to be a lock canal,
j -lonas Meadows -Thet's good. Then
domed furrlners
if'
/
v
I
y
(j
.
V
j
i
' 1
country '
Panama
i they kin lock these
out
;
Just Hake.
Prospective Customer
that''"
What fish Is
Illiterate
Fishmonger
That's
'ake,
, sir
Prospective Customer
i Toothache or headache''
Oh.
indeed. I
Illttfrate Fishmonger
It's ake
Neither,
.11 over, sir.—Tit-Bits.
sir.
;
fancy dlshe- here?
Rural Landlord
bring the gentleman
cup
°uck
i
Fanciest Ever.
New Hoarder Haven't you got any
Sure thing! Maine, |
that mustache !
your grandfather used to use.— !
Hls Whim.
English Walter—Which side of the
table do you wish to sit on. sir?
American Ouest— I prefer to sit on
i chair.—Tit-Bits
[
I
Physically Impossible.
"1 am told thut Miss Prettyface !
paints."
"There Is no color for the charge."
A Worse Plight.
"Did your servant leave you without
warning?"
" v e-: '!1 ew'se without spoons."
of
= 3 ?
PRETTY WOMAN IN TROUBLE
Severe Post Office Official Flnallj
Yields to Her Pleading and
Gives Letter Back.
The post office official put on his se
rarest manner.
"You say you mailed the letter about
an hour ago at a window In the east
corridor?" he ask< d.
The beautiful woman dabbed a hand
kerchief In her soulful eyes and at the
tip of her classic nose,
"Yes, yes," she said.
"To
vhom vas It addressed?"
She told him.
'And now you want to stop that let
'itb still more se
"You want to get It back!
ter?" he went on.
verity.
Why?"
Because," said the woman, with un
premeditated frankness, "I am afraid
his wife, who has just arrived in town,
1 will get hold of It."
"Oh!" said the stern official.
She got the letter.
EVEN SO.

%
The Statistician—I tell
ures don't lie.
The Bank President—Maybe not, but
they have a provoking way of evading
the truth when
crooked cashier
you, sir, fig
manipulated by s
The Hero's Fate.
The hero had returned from the
wilds of Africa.
"For days," he related modestly, "1
was almost swallowed by crocodiles."
The heroine's eyes softened.
"Gracious!" she exclaimed sympa
thetically.
"And masticated by man-eating
lions."
"Oh, Herbert!"
"And eaten by cannibals."
He paused for breath. Then wha*
did she do? Womanlike, she devoured
him with a glance.
A Doubt.
"1 can't figure out," said Van Dusen
"whether from what Knicker told me
about the cook's answer at the club
when Jorkins pitched Into him about
the birds always being generally cold,
whether the cook gave him a stinging
retort or the bird, cooked as he want
ed It."
"What did Knicker say," asked his
friend.
"He said, 'When Jotktns carried oil
that way, I tell you. the cook handed
him a hot one.' "
Gladys has gohe to Reno."
I
Hls New Password.
"1 want to change my password,*
said the man who had for two
rented a safety deposit box.
replied the man In
"What Is the old one?"
years
"Very well,"
charge.
"Gladys."
"And what do you
to be?"
vlsh the new one
"Mabel.
Not Room for Both.
"Going to leave us. Brother Good
man?" asked one of the members of
j the little flock.
"Yes," said the pastor; "Satan Is
i crowding me. He's interfering with
iny work, and I don't seem to be inter
fering in the least with his; so I am
move away and leave him
in solo possession of the town."
' going to
Can You Blame Him?
"It is said."
he remarked, "that
the proportion of unmarried women In
this country grows larger every year."
"Well," she replied. "It's only' nat
ural that It should be so, seeing that
the proportion of real
men grows
smaller in (his country every year."
Then he got his hat and went homo
I
A Fare Guess.
Flub
j
i
!
Who originated the idea that
i the longest way 'round was the short
est way home?"
Dub - Some taxicab driver, I
pose.- Town Topics.
sup
Fencing.
'
BUI—I'll admit that prize fighting Is
brutal, but did you ever know fencing
to hurt anyone?
barbed-wire
Jill—Why.
yes ; the
kind. I have. Yonkers Statesman,
A Classy Neighborhood.
How do you ilxe your neighbor
hood ?"
"Fine.
I
We've the most interesting
ever overheard
party telephone line."
people you
on our
Feminine Handwriting.
'Ts your wife economizing?"
"I think so.
She now writes eight
words on a page of letter paper instead
of on'y six."
New News
Governor Consulted Enemy
How Horatio
How Horatio Seymour, When Demo
cratic Candidate, Sought and Ob
tained the Advice of Ellis Rob
erts, a Leader of Republicans.
Horatio Seymour, governor of New
York state in 1862 and again in 18C2,
and Democratic candidate for presi
dent In 1868, when he received only
80 electoral voteB to 214 for General
Grant, was a far more adroit politician
than a great many of his contempora
ries suspected,
evidence of his political tact and skill
than is revealed In an Incident that
was connected with his
governor la 1862.
Foi net ly a quarter of a century It
had been Governor Seyn^our'B practise
to open his cagapa
speech which he hÆw
carefully and, wltlPwp
mitted to memory. As
secured the Democratic nomination In
1862, he set about preparing the
speech that would sound the keynote
of the campaign. He realized that he
faced a very delicate situation,
was the second year of the Civil war.
The slate's great war governor, E. D
Morgan, was going to Washington
a senator. It seemed vital that Mr.
Lincoln should be supported by
party In New York state, and Mr. Sey
mour was not a member of that party.
On the other hand, In his campaigns
he had always been able to gain the
support of a considerable number of
Republicans, and one of the delicate
matters he now had to face was how,
in his speech, he could give no offense
to either the war Democrats or those
who were not in sympathy with the
Union cause, and at the
not eslrange his large personal Repub
lican following, eager, of course, for
the war's prosecution.
In all his active political
I know of no better
candidacy for
Ins with a
Jtten out very
al care, com
soon as he had
It
hls
same time
career,
which stretched over a period of more
than a generation, Horatio Seymour
never worked harder than he did
the speech with which he planned to
open the gubernatorial campaign of
1862.
over
He wrote and
threw everything away and began all
over again, revision followed revision,
and at lost, In this laborious
he produced a
rewrote, then
manner,
manuscript that, it
seemed to him, would do the trick.
Version of Civil War Incident
-
General Buckner's Account of General
Grant's Generous Offer of Money
to Him After Fort Donelson
Had Surrendered.
In his personal memoirs General
Grant refers briefly tp the fact that
after Fort Donelson had surrendered
to him he offered to share his pocket
book with hls defeated foe, Gen. Simon
Bolivar Buckner. At a time when he
was north on a lecturing tour, the late
Gen. John B. Gordon, who commanded
one wing of Lee's army at Appomat
tox, described to me In greater de
tail this Incident, just as he had re
ceived the story from the lips of Gen
eral Buckner himself.
"General Buckner," said the distin
guished Georgian, "was a little an
noyed at the very peremptory commu
nication sent to him by General Grant, I
I in which the latter demanded uncon
ditional surrender. He realized that '
Grant had him hemmed in and at his
mercy, yet Buckner looked upon the
terms as harsh, and the manner in
which the terms were expressed as
harsher still. But the Irritation was
only temporary.
Following the sur
render, as Buckner was approaching
Grant's headquarters, the latter saw
blm first and went out and met him
more than half way. That was enough
'or Buckner. It told him that his old
schoolmate at West Point was still
his personal friend, though hls mili
tary enemy. Straightway his heart
was softem d toward hls conqueror,
and, dropping all formality, the two
conversed as of old.
"For quite a' little while,
Buckner told me, he and Grant recall
ed old times and old friends. Then
Grant quietly drew Buckner aside, so
that there would be no listener or
witness to what might follow
" 'General,' said
General
Grant, 'you have
been shut up here for some time; you
couldn't have been very liberally sup
plied with money; you must be In
need of some funds for personal ex
penses.' Here Grant thrust a hand |
into a pocket, drew out hls wallet and
opened it. 1 am not very plentifully
'uPPHed with funds myself,' he added,
^ut I shall be very glad to have you
share with me what I have.' And he
ext^pded the opened wallet towards
hls enSmy.
"Buckner was so touched by this
unexpected courtesy and act of deli
cate consideration that for a mhment
or two he did not reply, because he
could not, and he had to turn hls
head away to hide his feelings. But,
at lost, having conquered the lump In
hls throat, be confessed to Grant that
he hadn't a cent and that he would be
very glad to avail himself of hls old
schoolmate's offer. So he took from
'he wallet what he thought would be
efficient to meet hls needs for the
ime being aud from that day until
Yet, he was not quite sure, and while
the doubt was upon him he determin
ed on a bold move—he would take his
speech and confer over It with none
other than one of his keenest political
opponents—Ellis H. Roberts, editor, in
Utica, of the leading Republican
gan of Central New York.
For years Mr. Roberts, who, after
wards, was treasurer of the United
States under Presidents McKinley and
Roosevelt, and Horatio Seymour had
been personal friends. It was nothing
unusual for the two men to be
In each other's
Roberts was not at all astonished
when Mr. Seymour entered his office.
But what was Mr. Robert's frame of
mind when Mr. Seymour divulged the
nature of his visit can be easily imag
ined, for Mr. Roberts was plainly ask
ed to read the speech and suggest any
revisions that occurred to him that
especially would prevent Republicans
with Seymour leanings from desert
ing their old favorite In this his latest
hour of need.
For two or three hours the two
were in confidential conference, and
or
seen
company; and Mr.
men
Relic of Old Say brook Colony
How Railroad Builders Found Tress
of Brown Hair, All That Was Left
of the Beautiful and Ten
der Lady Brooke.
For the student of things colonial,
the little town of Saybrook, which lies
near the mouth of the Connecticut
river, holds a peculiar charm. For one
thing, It was founded as an Independ
ent colony In 1639, to be ceded six
years later to the colony of Connecti
cut In return to Its promoters for the
proceeds from certain taxes for a pe
riod of ten years. For another thing,
Saybrook was the original home of
Yale college. Then, too. It was to
help found Saybrook that Oliver
Cromwell planned to leave England
for the new world, only to be detained
at home at the last minute. But to
me the most interesting story I have
ever heard of 8aybrook relates to Lady
General Grant's death there
more devoted admirer of Grant than
Simon Bolivar Buckner."
Some time after hearing this story
from General Gordon, I repeated It to
Gen. Frederick D. Grant.
Yes, said the son of the great gen
eral, "General Gordon's account of the
Incident is substantially correct. I
know that the warmest friendship
then established
Buckner and my father,
member that General Buckner
from hls home In Kentucky to New
York expressly to attend my father's
funeral, that he might pay hls last
8pects to hls conqueror,
tie courtesies and kindnesses as that
you speak of were constantly shown
to one another by the generals who
were engaged on opposite sides in
the Civil war.
was no
I
'
was
between General
You may re
came
re
But such llt
At Apomattox, when
father first met General Lee to draw
up the terms of surrender, they chat
ted for some little time about experi
ences In war and old friends,
then that father said to Lee that,
while he presumed General Lee would
not recollect him In the Mexican war,
since he was only a lieutenant at the
time, nevertheless he—my father—of
course had a vivid recollection of Colo
nel Lee. And It pleased father greatly
to have General Lee say Instantly in
reply:
was 1
and compressed air at about 78
pounds per square inch
It was
" 'Oh, yes, General Grant, I
her you very well.' "
(Copyright, 1910. by E. J. Edwards.
Rights Reserved.)
reinem
All
Cement Through a Hose.
Encasing a tunnel lining with
, „ grout
inp fi oni ji flexible hose has been sue*
cessfully tried on a Swiss railway
mixture of 162 pounds of Portland
ment to nine gallons of
ce
water
used in a cylindrical
about 80 gallons.
|
was admitted
enter
to the cylinder through a pipe
lug the top.
The lining bring
■ per
forated with seven to nine holes, the
water back of It was forced out by a
strong blast of air.
The cement mix
ture was then forced through the hose
into these holes by the air pressure In
the cylinder, and on hardening made
the lining quite watertight.
How Harding Eats Waffles
George W. Harding, who
Republican nominee for
Ohio, Is very fond of waffles.
"I have a regular formula for eat
ing waffles," said Mr. Harding to a
friend, "and I recommend It to
one.
was the
governor of
every
, . waffles
without syrup, but with lots of but
Then you put syrup on the next
nine, and the last half-dozen
You eat the first
11
ter.
you eat
Just simply swimming In syrup. Eaten
that way waffles never hurt anybody."
before them waa spread the manu
script of the Seymour speech,
what suggestions Mr. Roberts mad«
regarding that speech cannot be said;
it Is known, however, that on his ad
vice, certain paragraphs were struck
out altogether, while other portion«
of the speech were considerably re
vised; and after Governor Seymour
had delivered the speech, following its
revision by Mr. Roberts, It was found
that he had handled with great skill,
as a Democrat, the questions arising
out of the Civil war, so as to offend
none of the three bodies of voters h«
had perforce to bear In mind,
what's more, It was a triumph that
ultimately led to his election.
Years later, Governor Seymour
found the way to repay hts debt to Mr.
Roberts. A firm of publishers bent on
Issuing a history of the states, with a
volume to a state, asked the governor
to write the volume on New York
state. He declined on the ground
thaat his years were too many, and
recommended Ellis H. Roberts as the
one man who could do the subject full
justice. And his recommendation ol
Mr. Roberta was so hearty and sincere
that the publishers engaged the latter
for the task.
(Copyright. 1910, by E. J. Edward«. AU
Rights Reserved.)
Juat
And
Brooke, a daughter of one of the two
titled Englishmen who
founding of the colony. It was told
to me In the summer of 1878. when
the little town was holding a celebr»
tion
backed the
commemorating its
and my Informant __
Thomas c. Acton, who became at t*
mous during the Civil war as the New
York chief of police who put down
the draft riots; who for years after
the war was an assistant treasurer of
the United States, and who was born
In Saybrook aud maintained
home there the
maturity.
founding;
was the lata
a country
greater part of bis
Lady Brooke, I believe, was the first
woman of the English nobility to
with a group of colonists
of New England,'
come
to this part
., said Mr. Acton,
and, alas, it was a sad day for her
when she set sail from old England.
She had been brought up In luxury, s.
she had been sheltered from the storm
and stress of the
ute she
world.
came in contact with l__
new world she was placed face to face
with a rough and strange mode of
lire. She was too tender of body and
of spirit to accustom herself to ths
new conditions; she was
first of the little baud '
Urn to the various Illnesses that soon
broke out among It, and not long there,
after she was laid at rest In the lib
tie cemetery that was almoet colncl
Itself WlUl 1116 foundln * of the colony
The min
ths
among the
to fall a vl©
"So much by
way of
I
in
"So much by
some years ago there
way of preface. Now
was organized a
company to build a railroad from Hart
p° r . d ' the state capital, to Saybrook
oint, just below the town, where the
sound 6 ' n ' T® 0 ® 8 lDt0 '° ng l8lftud
sound. One day a surveying corps an
rived In Saybrook. and after It had fin
shed its work we discovered that
1 ne of the road had been laid
through the long unused
etery, and, what was
still, Immediately
had come dow
re
re
llt
tha
directly
cem
colonial
more
startling
over the grave that
■ . . n to us as that of the
last resting place of the beautiful
gentle Lady Hrooke.
"Immediate iy there
the town
in
and
spread through
- would be a
trains to
over the grave of Lady Brooke, so II
was decided to open the grave. a „i
U here remained aught of relics of the
Hied colonist, to collect and relnte.
them, and place over their new
place a suitable monument,
the plan, though really
any strong belief that
called upon to conduct
considerably more thau
Lady Brooke had been dead"
ly. In that time, i
to dust completely.
"Yet the grave was opened and
erently the soil was upturned,
coffin depth there appeared absolutely
nothing that could be Identified, even
in the îaintset manner, as belon^tnp
1 to coffin, shroud or body wl * 8
workmen ertat care we had the
toling that It
for railroad
a
sacrilegi
run
resting
That waa
none of us had
we would be
a reburial. For
200
years
and sure
must have returned
rev
At
remove the soil
examined it—and what do
we discovered?
Then
we
you suppose
A beautiful brown
tress, In as perfect condition
it had been placed In that
It was all that
the beautiful and tender
"There was
a
as though
spot the day
was left of
Lady Brooke
was not deeplyr"e./T he^stoj^
X P TZ e t" lhat ini Perishable
relic. Ttnderly we placed it 1
able receptacle and directed
deposited
before
a a suit
r , ^rsr-Lï "Si
deep sense of satisfaction in the
thought that I was amone th„ „ .
who tor.» »t, . , lulOD S fho number
who kept that beautiful .r©s 8 th„l
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from remaining forever burled benelth
the roadbed of a railroad "
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