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THE B&E, ARLINGTON, KY.
wmmmmm vmrmmmtmmmmmtt C" rH. t SON OFJOHNBRQWN jCELEBnATES 85TH BIRTHDAY NEAR AKRON! O. Only 8urvlvlnfl Child of Famous Ab'olltlonlat Still In Vigorous Health Fought with Father at Battle of Osawatomle. Akron, 0. Jason Brown celebrated his eighty-fifth birthday at hla home, four miles west of this city, the other day. He la the only surviving son of tho famous John Drown who started thb civil war in Kansas nearly a de cade before Fort Sumter was fired upon, who led "free soldiers" at Osawatomle, and who was hanged for his raid on Harper's Ferry a flew years later. Jason Brown was with his father in the- Kansas warfare, and he carried arms at Osawatomle. Ho believed in his father and had faith in the cause of freedom. The hanging of bis fa ther and the slaughter of his brothers and other relatives made him some thing of a recluse and a wanderer until a few years ago, when advanc ing ago caused him to settle down. He took up his residence here on the farm conducted by his son. . The birthplace of Jason Brown was In Hudson village, this county, not more than 15 miles distant from the place on which he now makes his home. Ho was the eldest of 20 chil dren. His father, John Brown, de scended from Puritan stock, was a Htern man, and succeeded In instilling into tho members of his family faith in himself and enthusiasm in behalf of the cause to which he felt bound by divine appointment After a varied experience in the vi cinity of Akron and later in New York, where John Brown undertook the supervision of a cofony of lib erated slaves, the Browns were at tracted to Kansas. There a vast ter ritory had just been opened up to set tlement, and there was fierce rivalry among the settlers as to whether it should be considered as a slave-holding, territory or freo country. In part It Was the controversy that drew them, and then, In addition, thero was the hope that they might prosper In the new couutry. So John Brown, with , hlB numerous sons and sons-in-laws and their 'families, removed to Kan sas in the early '603 and settled near Osawatomle. Ardent abolitionists and making no concealment of their principles, they wore soon singled out by proslavory noighbors for abuse and persecution. Their crops were destroyed. Their building were burned. A son, Freder ick, was murdered on the publlo 'high way, and another memberof the fami ly was driven hopelessly Insane by cruel treatment while a prisoner in the hands of their enemies. Finally, one night In May, 1856, John Brown led a little band of freo soldiers against the settlement of Osawatomle. In his band were several of his chil dren and other relatives. This night attack became known as the massacre of Osawatomle. Jason Brown was not in the first flfkt, but he bore arms under his fa tier at the battle of Osawatomle, which came as a sequel, In August of (be same year, And he remembers tbat he, killed his man. After Osawatomle, J6hn Brown and his family returned east. The father was determined to prepare for 'his later raid on Harper's Ferry, which he was convinced would mean an upris ing that would set all the slaves free Jason did not join him, however. Ho had had enough of war. The fact that his life was saved by a Kentucklan, when he had been cap tured and was about to be hanged, had a softening effect on the heart of Ja son Brown. He no longer hated the south. Jason Brown Is still vigorous. A short time ago he made a trip to Putin-Bay to visit the aged widow of his brother John, Jr. In tho summer time he busies himself about the farm, hoes In the garden or takes long walks down the winding country roads. His dog, Wolf, was his companion for years, but Wolf died recently and tho old man now has to walk alone. At Jason Brown's home afe many relics of the early days in Kansas and at Harper'4 Ferry. Among them all tho thing he prizes most highly Is an old iron wash basin made, by his father many years ago at Meadville, Pa. Not only did his father make It with his own hands, but the old basin made the trip to Kansas and was In the bat tle of Osawatomle, where water car ried In it was Used W batbe the wounds of the injured, it has been through three area, and is badly cracked and diamgured, but that makes it only the Of valuable In (he ye ( iu owner. Jfmcan Jtrmtvn HE WA8 FIR8T ANOLO-JAP. Will Adarns, British Sailor, Became an ' Emperor's Adviser. Kansas City To tho Btrange ro mances of medieval times belongs the story of Will Adnms, nn English pflot. who went to Japan in 1G00, and rose to extraordinary favor with Lyeyasn, one of tho country's greatest emper ors. He was the first Englishman to reside In Jnpan, and his services to clvlltzntlon in that land were of great Importance. A statue in honor of Adams has been erected In Tokio, and a fund 1b bping collected to restdre his tomb. Six years after Columbus discovered America Adams started on his voyage Ho was one of thoso daring seamen Statue of English Seaman In Tokyo, Japan. for whom the reign of Queen Eliza both Is celebrated. Probably Adams knew Sir Francis 'Drake, 81f Martin Froblsher, Sir Richard Qrenville and others of their class; anyhow, he was Inspired by them. Adams landed lr. Japan in 1C00 In charge of a Dutch vessel. Immediately upon their at rival Adams and his shipmates were taken prisoners, and their presence reported to Emperor Iyeyasu. At the time Adams arrived in Japan tho emperor was engaged in a con fllct with the Jesuits. Ho feared the religionists were plotting to gain con trol of the government, and he had begun gathering Information upon which nn edict was based a few years lator. Adams was a Protestant, and was not In sympathy 'with the Jesuits. Tho latter sought to prevent an inter view between the emperor and tho English adventurer, but were unsuc cessful. Iyeyasu. it appears, was anxious for some first-hand information about tho doings of the outside world, especially in regard to religion and politics. Adams, having traveled much and been a close observer of men and man ners, was able to give the emperor the enlightenment that he desired. Iyeyasu was a shrewd statesman; he knew that he had- found a valuable man and he detained Adams at his court The emperor refused Adams no re quest, it is said, except the privilege of returning to England. The sailor waB assigned to many Important du ties, such as the building vof a fleet. Ho received many gifts from the emperor, and, finally, the poor English pilot became a samurai, or military retainer, and was endowed with a vast estate. Writing back to England of his adventures in Japan, Adams said: "Being employed in tho emperour's serulce, ho hath given me a llulng, like vnto a lordship In England, . with elghtie or nlnetle husbandmen that be as my slaues: the which, or the like president (precedent), was neuer here before geven to any stranger." MADE A LIEUTENANT GENERAL O. O. Howard Retired Under Highest Army Rank. Washington. Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard, who Is named as lieutenant GEN. OLIVER O. HOWARD. , general on the retired list of the army In the bill passed by the United States senate, has been a retired ma jor general since November 8, 1894. He is the only officer living who com manded an army lu the civil war and he has received the thanks of con gress for meritorious services. Born at Leeds, Me., in 1830, Geu. Howard was graduated from Bowdoln college and West Point He served in the Seminole campaign in Florida and was in many of the great battles pf the civil var. His greatest work, per haps, was done In command of tt freedmen's bureau, 1865 to 1874. Chance for American Companies, There Is bo American fire Insurance coup 4oic Vuelaeee la Calk, 1 i p Kitty's Music "Thank you," Colgrove would say when Kitty had finished hitting tho piano. "That was fine I enjoyed it so much! Give us nnothort" Then tho others present would either frown at Colgrove darkly, or elBO stare at him very weak ly, uncomprchend ingly. For while Kitty was the prettiest creature on earth, shoajso held tho record for being tho worst musician Imaginable. Of conrso Col- Retired to a Book- grove was in lovo caBe- with her. But bo were the others, for that matter, and' his stato of mind was no excuso for utter Imbecility. That was how the others looked at It Possibly they were prejudiced by the fact that Kitty if she showed par tiality for any one showed it for Col grove. Dickson, being aspiring, tried bravely to emulate Colgrove's plan, but his voice was weak andunconvlnc Ing when ho requested more music after Kitty had tolled through the "Moonlight Sonata," so she said she was tired and refused him. She added with a touch of severity that any one Who really loved music would realize that the sonata took all tho best in one nnd left no power to glvo another se lection as it should be given. Col grove said "Of course," "sternly. So Dickson retired to a bookcase, where he pretended to be Interested In the titles on tho leather and cloth backs. All Kitty's admirers wondered why she did it The more hours a day she gave up to her practice the .worse she played. When a girl was as pretty as she was a man was sufficiently en tertained Just by looking at her or lis tening to her talk. There was really no reason for her going in so des perately for music. "One would think she had made a ow!" young Seth declared, irritably, after an evening when he had not been able to exohango more than a word with Kitty. "Colgrovo kept her at the piano all tho time. Is he stone deaf or does he think he can get rid of tho rest of us that way? I guess I 'can stand it as long as he can! Ho certainly can't njoy It" "He acts as if he did," Dickson as serted, gloomily. "And he always gets the chair nearest tho piano where he can turn the leaves and hunt up music and all that!" Even Kitty's family, in the privacv of their own councils, said with awo that Colgrove certainly must be very much in lore with Kitty to endure the racket Colgrove said her talent was won derful and boasted about it. When ever new acquaintances came in he would Cough and say: "Won't you play something. Kitty?1, Then to the respectful listeners: "That's one nice thing about Miss Troblo, you nevpr have(to ask her twice!" When invitations were out to CoK grove's and Kitty's wedding all the disappointed rivals tried to pretend that they were sorry for hlrn. One of them, more revengeful than the others, had an Inspiration. The result was that among the wedding 'presents there shone resplendent a handsome piano with a card bearing ten names attached. The ten were the chief of the disappointed rivals. Colgrove and Kitty, looking over their gifts the day before the wed ding, .paused before the mahogany case. "It's a beauty." Colgrove said, en thusiastically. "Yes," sa(d Kitty, listlessly. There was a suiolderlag light in her eyes as she glanced at the piano wMca was new to Colgrove. "Don't you like it?" he asked, anx lously. "Isn't It the kind you wanted, or " "I hate it!" she sobbed. "I hate every piano on earth! I was so so happy thinking wo couldn't afford to buy one right a w ay, and now the meau things have seut this on purpose! Hut I I will try to keep up my music, be cause I know how you like It! That that's the only reason I ever practiced at all!" A great and Joy ful light broko across Colgrove's face and the sigh ho heaved w a's tremendous. "You dear thing!" he said. "I'll be honest, too. I don t like Yes Id Kitty, it! I acted that ' way because I thought you were wrapped, ,yp In music 1 I believe J hate ltpft('p Aad to this day the disappointed ten rivals wonder what magic Colgreve used to induce his wife to quit pity ing. Anyhow tbephjno )s s real $ naineht to the. Colgrove Hrleg room. Cfcloao PH New U ft M w Y SHORT LONDON THOROUGFARE TO BE CLOSED TO PUBLIC. Downing Street, Known as Hub of Brit ish Empire, and Has Long Fig ured In History Founded by an American. London. "The most famous street In tho world," as it is called in Lon don, is about to be closed to tho pub lic. This is Downing street, which former Ambassador Joseph H. Choato once described as "the connecting link" between England and America, and which certainly 1b one of the most Interesting streets in the world, if it be not the most famous. Downing street is the huh of- the great British empire, yet as a street it is Insignificant, in fact, It is worse it is the dreariest, dingiest cul-de-sao Imaginable, and Is dignified by being called a street at all. Excepting the big government buildings which cor ner It, there are but two houses, Nos. 10 and 11, One is the official resi dence of the prime minister of Eng land, the other of the chancellor of the exchequer. Tho first of these, "No. 10," Is indisputably one of tho most historic buildings In existence. It is in Downing street that the Brit ish cabinet meets. It is here that the most Important matters affecting the empire are discussed, ministries are made and broken and peace and war declared. There Is, of course, a sufficient rea son for such a surprising step as the closing of Downing street to the public. There have been whispers that the suffragettes intendebesleglng the of flclal residences of The prime minister and the chancellor of the exchequer. At any rate, the street is to be closed, and If the suffragettes desire to do any rioting they mugt do it elsewhere. Downing street was started by an American. His name was George Downing, but -ke was not an American on whom the United States can pride itself. A historian of his own nation ality, in fact declares that "It became Downing Street, London. a proverbial expression with New Eng enders to say of a false man who be trayed his trust that he was an arrant George Downing." 1 This Downing was tho son of Eman uel Downing of Salem, Mass. His mother wae Lucy, sister of Gov. John Wlnthrop. He was educated at Harv ard and was the second graduate of the university. For a time he was a professor there, teaching the younger students. Then he went off to the West Indies, was chaplain of the ship and did a deal of preaching. He eventually reached England. The time were troublous, the civil war was roging and Downing sided with Crom well. When the king once" more came into his own, Downlng's peace waa made with Charles II. by Thomas Howard, brother of the. earl of Suffolk and an cestor of tho man who has made Daisy Lelter of Chicago and Washington an English countess. Soon" after Downing was restored to favor the king made him the chief treasurer. Downing gave the profli gate king all the money he wanted and in several pamphlets defended his royal master. He also saw that the king's three chief favorites, the duch ess of Portsmouth, Lady Castlemalne and Nell Gwynn, had their share of dips Into (the English treasury. He was such a great sycopant that he ob tained a grant of $400,000 from the king. He served In all the parliaments and was known as "tho house bell to call all the courtiers to vote." The founder of Downing street built some houses on it which he sold as well as leased. Nos. 9, 10 and 11 were sold to Lee Lord Litchfield, master of the horse to King James II. When the king fled from England Lord Litchfield had to do the same, and bis property was forfeited tq the crown. In this way these three houses camo into the possession ot the government King George I. knocked Nos. 9 and 10 into one residence and presented it to Baron Bothmar, tho Hanoverian minister, for life. On Bothmar'a death George II. offered the houso as a gift to Sir Robert Walpolt. then prime minister. Walpole refused it for him self, but accepted it as thy office of the first lord of the treasury und perpetual official residence of the prime minis ter. And thus It camo about that Down ing street is "the most famous streot In the world." Although all the proclamations and official papers of England are dated from "Que Pa. ace of St. James'," they really eman ite from Downing street For two ion furies the1 British empire has been run from the dingy noue, lu this nariyw, 'Quil cul de-sac. and probably will con tinue for eaturle of the future. A FAMOUS 1 LOOKING BACKWARD Mining Bees, Prof- Onmpboll leftjjlastiwcek for a short visit to his home in Nashville. Superintendents Orutchfiold nnd Salmon, of St. Charles, nnd' Orabtree, made our town a visit InBt week. Prof. Henley is not only said to bo a good music teacher, but is also a first classcoal miner, judg ingjfrom reports of some mining lie has recejitly done here. Secretary Atkinson is much elated over a picture which ho recently received through tho kindness of a friend which de scribes the appearance of a Ken tuckian in Chicago. Personal. Ira Miller and son James, of Waetfield, Mass., are visiting Geo 0. Atkinson and family. E. A. Ohatten, M. 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It draws the germs and their toxins to the surface .and destroys them which are respon sible for the trouble, leaving a nice clear, healthy condition of the skin. The awful "itch, itch, itch," is instantly stopped the akin is nourished by a cool, heal ing antiseptic. "A. J. M." Pre scription cures Eczema, Psoria sis, (Juban-Itch, Barbers Itch, "the itch," Tetter, Salt Abeam, Blackheads, Rashes, Odored-feet and all other skin eifections. Send for testimonials free. Sold by nlldruggistR. Pricek50c, $1. Tho A. J. Martin, Medicine Co., Toledq, Ohio. Remarkable Natural Fortress. Iu tho northern part of Madagascar Is the most lemarknble natural fort ress in tho world, It is occupied by a wild tribe 'fthp. call themselves the People of thev Rocks. The fortress Is a loft and precipitous rock of enor mous size. 1,000 feet high and eight situate miles in area. Its sides are so steep that it cannot be climbed with out artificial' means. Within It is hol low and the only entrance is by a subterranean passage. Remember that when the Stomach nerves tall or weaker, Dyspepsia or Indigestion must always follow. But, strengthen these same weak Inside nerves with Dr. Shoops, Re storative, and theu see how quickly health Will again return. Weak Heart aud Kiduey nerves can also be strengthened with tho restorative, where heart pains, palpitation, or Kidney weakness Is found. Dou't drug the stomach, nor stimulate; the heart or Kidneys. That is wrong. Go to the cause of these ailments. Strengthen these weak ItiBldo nerves with Dr. Shoop's Restorative and get well. A simple, Bigle test will surely tell. St. Bornard Mining Co., Incorpo rated drug department. The Epitaph Deserved. "She remained at home and spun wool" Is the Inscription over the gravo of a Roman woman and many another woman Is bravely doing the task, per forming her duty with the same faith fulness that characterizes the soldier destined to either lead or follow. For tunately the poor spinners are so con stituted that they would do naught else by choice. Best Healer in the World, Rov. F. Starblrd, of East Ray mond, Maine, Baya: "I have used Bucklln's Arnica Salve for several years, on my old arjmy wound,, and other obBtitute sores, and And it the best healer in the world I use it too tulfl, nraat. niinnnim in inv vatnrlnArv business. Price '& at all leading druggists. Hows in The Bes 1 7 Years Ago Tod ay Tuesday with high honors at Louisville. Messrs. Pat and Thomas Blair, of thin city, have now visiting them, their mother, Mrs. Thos. Blair, of Ohriston, W. Va. Whittle Posts. Uncle Dick Morgan has been on tho sicklist for the past week. Engineer Fran'sworth still holds the belt as having made the best run with a freight train between Evausville and Nashville. Mr. Bert Francisco formerly an attache of the railroad office here but lately of Decator, Ala1., made relatives and friends a visit here last week. After an absence of several months from the -oad tho e fleets of an accident. Engineer Per kins is again back at work much to the delight of his host and friends. Pennsylvania Railroads Methods or Ks dneing Operating Expenses. Usual methods of reducing oper ating expenses have beon adopted by the PennsylvaniajRoad by adher ing to which it probably will accom complish itspurppsewuhonl getting Into conflict with any classes of its operatives over the question of wages. While it has not reduced wages, it clipped $1,500,000 from the amount paia Its men during the mouth of January. The result of this will be that its net earnings for January, if still showing a loss as compared with those of the same month last year, will make a much better thowing than: did those of the previous month. In December the road's loss in net amounted to $i, 114,000. The reduction in expenses has been accomplished by the employ ment of fewer men and thwshorten ingof the hours of labor of thoso employed. It is anxious to avoid the actaal discharge of any, of, its employes, and Working those who wish to remain in it service" until times improve m turns, it hopds to retain most of them manently in its service. Should- this plan work as it is hoped, until busines revives, all itB men will go back on full time at the same high rate of pay that was established at the end of 1906. This is expected to be more satis factory to the men than any reduc tion in the rate of pay, because if pay had been reduced, it probably would be some time after the revival of business before tho old rate would be restored. It Is not by the reduction of tile pay roll alone that the Pennsylva nia is reducing Its operating expen ses. Economy has become the gov erning principle in all expenditure? of money. The road has boon ceas ed by ties, and and a new policy in connection with repair work has been put into elleot Postponement has become'the order of the day and no work that can be put oil till a more convouiunt season ia being un dertaken at present. Should the reductions effected iu operating expenses in January bo continued throughout the year, the result would be a saving of $18,000,000 as compared with an increase of $9, 000,000 last year. Car Load f Oranges Every 20 Minutes An average of a carload of oraugeB every twenty minutes has been paoked and shipped east from Riverside, Cal., iu tho paBb week, figuring nine hours a working day. This is the heaviest week's work for he season thus far. Tho packing houses are full of fruit, and It Is be lieved that the shipments next week will pasB tho 200 car mark. "Whethor thy work be fine of. coarse, planting Com or writing epics, so only it be honest work, done to thine own approbation, It .shall ean a reward to the sensos us well as t the thought; no matter how often de feated, you are born to victory. Th reward of a thing well done Is to bav done it." Emerson. i Tickling or dry coughs will quluk ly loosen wheu using Dr, Shoop's Cough Cure. And it is so thorough ly harmless, that Dr Snoop tells mothers to using nothing else, when for every young babies. The whole some groeu leaves and tender atoms of a long healiutf mountainous shrub ive the curative properties to DtJ hoop's Coug Cure, and heah the sensitive bronchial membranes. Ne opium, on chlorlfonn, nothing harsh used to injure or suppress. Demand St. Bornard Mining Co.Haiiiorpo- rateu, urug ueparuneui. J V C 'I