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Valuable Services to the Government
Given by Young Lieutenant—High
Mountain Found While Seek
ing 8ourcee of Rivers.
Denver, Col.—The people of Colo
rado recently celebrated the achieve
ments of Lieut. Zebulon M. Pike, who
•discovered the Rocky mountains of
-that state a hundred years ago this
The celebration was held at Colo
rado Springs, and a long and varied
-programme was prepared, in which
the United States and Colorado troops
«nd variou8 Indiaa-teibes-participated.
The splendid background of these fes
tivities, was Pike's F^ak, which "bears
the name of its discoverer. Pike first
saw these mountains in November,
1806, but the time of the celebration
was fixed a little earlier to avoid the
approaching winter.
The work done by the brilliant
young soldier is worthy of the high
est honor. He was in his twenties, a
boy in years, when he made his two
great journeys. He was only 34 when
he was killed in battle, leading a
charge against the British in thfe. war
of 1812.
He had risen from the rank of lieu
tenant to brigadier genera), and no
soldier in the country seemed to have
a brighter future. before him when he
fell but had he lived he might never
have won prouder laurels than those
which securely belong to him.
Pike's great". opportunity "came to
him in 1805. The vast teritery included
in the Louisiana purchase had been
bought with tiie people's money, and
the whole country was eager to know
more about its new domain. Lewis
and Clarke were sent by the president
to traverse the great unknown in the
northwest Pike was dispatched by
the general in command of the army,
first up the Mississippi to near itB
sources, and then up the Missouri and
to the mountains in the heart of the
His expeditions were purely military
In their organization. His compan
ions were detailed from the army, and
the strict discipline of their com
mander was one of the large factors
•in the great success he won.
But it was Pike's second and still
greater expedition to the Rockies of
Colorado that was most in mind at
the celebration. His party was toil
ing over the high plateau on Novem
ber .15, 1806, when he saw What looked
like a small blue cloud on his right,
and he thought it might be a moun
jHalf an hour later Pike's Peak ap
peared in full vi$w, with many other
siimmits, and his small party gave
three cheers for the "Mexican Moun
Quaint Basketry Work of Nuns of
Protestant Community of Solitary.
Ephrata, Pa.—The early German
•ettlers in Pennsylvania accomplished
Mammoth Bread Basket.
setae wonderful feats in spinning,
weaving, basket making, etc., and
there are few evidences of this thrift
«nd skill that have been preserved
that are more interesting than the
wonderful basketry, the "Fracture
Schrift" inscriptions, and the hand
woven linens that are now preserved
1n the Saal and the "Sister House" on
the ancient cloister grounds hej-e. One
huge basket stands nearly as high as
the cloister nun who made it, and it
is nearly as broad as tall. It is a
-fine specimen of the workmanship of
the industripus "Sisters*' of the fa
mous Protestant Community of the
Solitary, and it is said to have been
made for holding the daily supply of
"bread for the monks and nuns of this
quaint co-operative community.
There are numerous varieties of
"baskets here, in all shapes and sizes,
that were used for various purposes.
In the "Sister House" are also found
many types of ancient spinning wheels
and other paraphernalia that produced
the famous linens still preserved in
the cloister buildings, while in the
•"Saal" are the handmade wooden
plates and knives and forks, the old
time crockery and hourglasses, and
rare specimens of "Fracture-Schrift,"
mounted and framed.
The Sister House and the Sister
Saal—old Saron and Penial—are ap
parently as stanch and well preserved
at the present time as when erected in
the long ago, by the earliest of co
operative colonies. The milling indus
tries, the curious architecture of the
buildings, the hooded and inclosed
doorways, the steep roofs, and «ther
exterior peculiarities, also attract at
tention but the carefully treasured
relics of the old cloister industries,
hoarded within the buildings, are of
still greater interest to the visitor of
tains." Pike wrote correctly that they
area part of the great mountain sys
tem that divides the waters of the
Atlantic from those of the Pacific.
Pike named the highest of the moun*
tains Grand Peak, but his countrymen
in later years attached his own name
to it.
Pike's instructions on this Journey
were to ascend the Missouri and then
strike out for the fountainheads of
Pike's Peak.
Then through
and misery he
Arkansas and Red Rivers, for no one
knew where they came from. He was
hunting for the sources of the Ar
kansas when he discovered the moun
tains and stood
to face
winter of
sought for Uie
(Discoverer of Famous Colorado Peak
Whom State Has Honored.)
Red river and he made a curious but
lucky blunder.
He passed to the west of the Red
river sources and missed them entire
ly. Lost among the mountains and
floundering through the snow, he
reached a river in February which he
thought must be the object of his
quest. He was starting down the
river when hb was suddenly confront
ed by 100 Mexican troops, who asked
him where he was going.
"Down the Red river," said Pike.
"This is not the Red river. This is
the upper Rio Grande.
Pike ordered his flag down and fold
ed it. He knew he was in Mexican ter
ritory (now Nev Mexico).
He was suspected of entering for
eign territory to spy out the land, and
he and his party were taken to Chi
huahua, where they were held for
months. The result was that
was able to add
his long descrip­
tions of Colorado' geography and the
many new Indian tribes he met in
this part of our new domain
and lively description of
in New Spain, and of the manners,
morals and politics
its people, con-'
which we were
Once Signaled Vessels, Now Calls Peo
ple to Worship.
Boston.—The Baptists of Bryants
Pond, Me., are called to church by a
bell that was originally in the light
house on Minots ledge.
After the lighthouse was destroyed
in the great storm of the early '40s the
bell wad secured from the ocean bot
tom and placed in the Francis T.
Faulkner woolen mill at Turner. It
hung there more than half a centul'y.
After the burning of this mill in
September, 1905, during which fire Mr.
Faulkner lost his life, the bell was re
cast and presented to the Bryants
Pond Baptist church by Mrs. Anna
Chase, a daughter of the late Mr.
J. Osborne Faulkner, Auburn, city
editor of the Lewiston Journal and
grandson of the late Francis Faulkner,
Bell from Minot's Ledge.
wears a very pretty charm to his fob
in the form of a miniature bell made
from this same metal.
Profits from Lotteries.
State lotteries add to the incomes
•of foreign governments. In Italy
they bring the government in a sum
of nearly 112,500,000 a year. In Prus
sia the profits of the public lottery
amount to no less than $21,250,000.
The Dutch government gets the nice
little sum of $250,000 profit out of
its lottery. Portugal makes about
$350,000 in this way, and Denmark a
profit of $290,000. In Brazil, where
the government does not itself run
the lottery, hut collects a tax on the
receipts of private lotteries, the
amount realized is $85,000.
Donkey Tastes Like Turkey.
Having tasted the flesh of various
animals, a gentleman declares that a
donkey makes the most excellent eat
ing of any animal, the flavor resent
bling that of a young turkey.
Veils in
Veils were never more in vogue, and they were never more varied or
more beautiful. The little face veils come in hundreds of designs. Just
what kind is becoming to you is a matter which you must decide for yourself.
The heavy, thickly dotted veils are not suitable for summer wear, but they
are charming with velvets and furs when the snow flies and the winter girl
appears in complete radiance and glory. If one is troubled with weakened
eyes a veil with widely scattered dots may be selected. One of the smart
est of French veils has but three or four dots to the yard, each one fully as
large as a silver quarter-dollar.
How to' Get Up a Delightful Fruit
Luncheon—An "Expert Angler"
Party—Prizes for the Best
A new arrangement for a chiffon veil is displayed in one of the pictures.
It shows how the veil is brought about among the hat trimmings, then tied
in a loose knot at the back, the long ends of the veil meeting in front under
the wearer's chin, where they are folded in little loops. There is something
so soft and so distinctly feminine about a veil of any kind that one is sure to
be fascinated with an arrangement so becoming as this.
Nothing is prettier than a fruit
luncheon at this season of the year
and it gives a variety from flowers.
For the centerpiece have a dish or
basket filled with assorted fruit. The
invitations may be decorated with
designs of fruit done in water colors,
clusters of grapes are very satisfac
Iced grape juice is the firs: course,
the glasses resting on natural grape
leaves for doilies. Then serve tomato
soup, which is appropriate as in oMen
times the tomato was classed as a
fruit and called "love apple." Put a
snconful of whipped cream on top of
each cup just before sending the soup
to the table. For the first course the
sauce tartare is placed in lemon
halves, holiowed out and the ends
cut off so tliey will rest upright.
Chicken or lamb chops, individual
corn pudding in ramakins, fried sweet
potatoes and hot biscuit complete the
substantial course. A fruit salad, am
brosia and small cakes form the des
sert. Black coffee in small cups
served with cognac may follow as is
so often done in New Orleans. Tne
spoon is balanced across the cup, a
square of loaf sugar placed in it, then
saturated with cognac which is light
ed and the sugar allowed to slowly
drip into the coffee. For place cards
grape leaves are cut out of carboard
of green then lettered with gold ink.
For souvenirs give the charming
fruit shaped candy boxes, which are
most realistic in form and coloring.
If any contests are provided for en
tertainment, there are pin cushions
which come in exact duplicates of the
real fruit.
"An Expert Angler" Party.
Decorate the room with nets and
fishing poles, and send the Invitations
on fish-shaped cards. Pass pro
grammes containing the following
questions, the answers are all well
known to denizens of the briny deep.
For prizes give fish-shaped candy
boxes, filled with bonbons. The table
centerpiece may be a sailboat and the
place cards pebbles or shells inscribed
with the name.
For refreshments serve creamed
llsh In fish or shell-shaped ramakins,
oysters, in some form, coffee, sand
wiches, pickles and salted nuts.
1. A favorite color—3almon.
2. The nam* of a country road—
3. Part of a soldier's equipment—
4. An animal of the companion of
old maids—Cat-(fish).
5. O domestic animal and part of
the human body—sheep-head.
6. Part cf the solar system—Sun
7. To ridicule or mats light of—
8. The opposite of strong—weak
9. An accompaniment of buck
wheat cakes—butter-fish.
10. My first is to pull, my second to
go wrong and my third is a letter of
the alphabet—pickerel (Pick-err-L).
11. A favorite Scotch fish often
12. A Scotch prefix, an ill-bred dog
and the twelfth letter of the alphabet
-mackerel (mad-cur-L).
13. Collect on delivery—COD.
14. The favorite color of many peo
15. The name of a northern lake—
chain of mountains—white-
17. Part of a bird's cage—perch.
18. A man of whom to beware—
Cloth Costume Sure
to Win Popularity.
Has as Chief Effect One of the Smart
est and Newest Coatees Seen
This Season.
Costume of biscuit-colored cloth,
which provides, as a companion for a
well-hung pleated skirt, one of the
smartest and newest coatees. A
bolero effect is outlined by a curved
band of silky black braid centered
with,.* narrower braid, which repeats
the Mft shade of the cloth, and in
troduces shining threads of gold, a big
button or two in the combined braids
doing duty as trimming as well as
fastening. And then, to mark Its po
sition fcti a shading novelty of the
season, there comes below the braid
a cleverly shaped little basque, cut t«
show the waist, to which it gives aa
appearanto of special slenderness by
reason of its slightly outstanding
curves wlkile at the back it is ar
ranged in a series of little pleats.
This Is going to be
very. popular
Eventful Life of a Faithful Soldier
Who Retires on a Pension.
"Thirty years that I enjoyed," said
Ordnance Sergeant Kelly the other
day, as he was pa'cking his boxes on
"Noncom" street, in Jefferson bar
racks, St. Louis, for
hike to Boston,
where he is going into business.
An adventurous life it was upon
which the veteran looked back, and a
queer sort of good time it would seem
to the peaceful civilian, fond of his
ease, and not broken to the whistle
of bullets or the acrid dust clouds of a
glaring alkali plain.
But Sergeant Kelly sticks to it that
it was a good time for him, and that
in earning his enviable record under
the flag he has enjoyed life to the
full. Perhaps he has. At any rate,
he has the feeling that a long service
is ended honorably, with every duty
His "good times" do not sound like
stories of picnics. Among these pleas
urable experiences may be mentioned
fighting for two days in command of a
platoon against a band of Minnesota
Indians who surrounded his company
In a forest and killed the captain and
seven men. Another "good time" he
experienced was through the attempt
of an Indian "chicf in Dakota to burn
the camp of his company by settitng
fire to all the woods encircling it.
Still another "good time" Sergeant
Kelly had was serving 36 hours con
tinuously in a water filled trench at
San Juan hill, within 300 yards of
the Spanish lines. An equally "good
time" the sergeant enjoyed in the
Philippines on more than one occasion
chasing the nimble insurgent through
the rice fields or dodging bullets
which played a tattoo on the Amer
lean camp at night.
The veteran sergeant is the type of
that good soldier who can fight better
Soiling Coffee on the Top of Entrench
than he can tell about his fights, de
clares the Chicago Inter Ocean. All
the officers who know Kelly join in
his praises. But Sergeant Kelly him
self, when asked to tell about his bat
tles, blushed and stammered and said
that he had never done anything
worth talking about.
Much persuasion was necessary to
induce him to talk of his military
career. He entered in Boston when he
was about 20 years old. That ought
to make him 50 years old but he is
not. As a matter of fact, he did not
enlist 30 years ago In fact, it was
hardly 25 years ago but the depart
ment allows double time for foreign
service, and, as the sergeant served
a little more than five years in Cuba
and the Philippines, his quota of 30
years has been completed, and he still
is a comparatively young man. He
looks forward yet to many years of
usefulness, but he looks back over a
career that was full of opportunities
for its abrupt ending.
When Kelly joined the army he was
assigned to the Third United States
infantry. That was October 20, 1880.
Enlistments are for five years. Dur
ing this first enlistment Kelly rose to
be first sergeant of his company—
something rather unusual. His was
I company of the Third, and it was
stationed in Dakota. Soon after it ar
rived in that territory I and one other
company of the Third were ordered,
with four troops of cavalry, to the
forks of the Cheyenne river to protect
white men who were cutting timber
there from the raids and attacks of
Big Voot and his band of Sioux and
Cheyenne Indians.
•'It was my first experience with the
In lians," said Sergeant Kelly, "and it
wts the hottest time I ever had. We
hal camped on a flat near the Chey
enne river, and when he couldn't se
riously annoy us otherwise Big Foot
undertook to burn us up. He started
fires at the same time in a circle sev
eral miles from our camp, and they
burned in.
"Hut our c-vmmanaing officer, Capt.
Hennissee, was too wise for Big Foot.
He had already burned a plat three
miles square,, where we, had pitched
our camp, and the flames didn't reach
us. But, my, it was hot in there while
that fire burned. The trees were ce
Aar. nn.il tlioy cracked when the flamea
struck them with a noise like revolver
'That was the closest call I had
with Big Foot's band of Indians. Jhe
detachment I was with had orders hot
to flre on the Indians except as a last
resort. Big Foot found this out, and
as a result was very brave-in his at
tempts to annoy us. He brought his
painted tribe in one night with their
tom-toms and held a war dance right
in our camp. But, under the ordert,
the commanding officer let them alone,
and he rode away, daring the soldiers
to come out and get him.
"He got too gay one day anT his
bluff was called. One troop of cavalry
was out scouting by itself, and Big
Foot and his entire tribe met it Big
Foot detailed, two braves to seize the
horse of each cavalryman and turn it
back to camp. They went back«In
view of their orders not to fire Until
"When Capt. Hennissee saw them
he was red-hot. 'Go back,' he said,
'and stay there.' The lieutenant in
command ordered his men to draw
their pistols. Then they rode back.
Big Foot saw they meant business and
quit his bluffing."
The Indian campaign in the 'north
west, in which Sergeant Kelly did
not get a better taste of active service
than he has described, resulted in his
losing his job, the only time in his
military career. The war department
decided to abolish two companies of
each infantry regiment and recfult
two Indian companies instead. Kelly's
company, I, was abolished and a red
skin outfit recruited in its place. A
brave named Hairy Coat became first
sergeant instead of Thomas Kelly.
But Kelly was not long out. The
officers of the Third would not lose
him, and he soon reappeared on the
roster as first sergeant of E company,
In this company and in this capacity
he had experience enough to fill fat
a book.
After a humdrum barracks life of
ten years or more, Kelly's company
and regiment were ordered to Cuba
with Shafter's command. It was il
the battle of El Caney, July 1, 1898,
and in the campaign against Santiago,
July 1 to 11, 1898 it was In Gen.
Bates' "flying column" In the battle
of San Juan Hill. Second Lieutenant
Paul Giddings was in command of the
company there and First Sergeant
Kelly was next in command. The
company had most of its experiences
in the trenches.
Sergeant Kelly tells a story of how
a coffee pot served as a flag of truce
while his company was encamped
within 300 yards of the Spanish lines.
"We had strict orders not to-stick
our heads above the trenches," he
says, "except when firing. I did not
know it, but I guess now the Span
iards had the same orders. We had
had a heavy rain, the water in the
trenches up to our waists, and we had
been in it for 24 hours. There was no
sleep for us, and, apparently, np eat
ing. We. had hard tack, bacon and
green coffee. You see what a meal
that makes without a fire. We could
n't build afire anywhere, except on
top of the trenches. The orders were
positive not to even put our heads up.
But one morning one of the men—I
won't tell his name—said he was go
ing on top of the trenches to make a
flre. I warned him not to go, but he
said he'd ju3t as soon be shot as starve
to death. So he climbed on top, took
a few sticks and put a coffee pot on
top of them, and what do you suppose
"As soon as the smoke went up, up
pops a Spanish soldier's head, and, in
stead of firing, he picks up a few
sticks and sticks a coffee pot on them
and touches a match under it, too.
He didn't 'see' our man and none of
us 'saw' him. Both sides had coffee.
If any oflicer on either side saw it, he
didn't interfere, and I didn't think It
was my place to do it.
"It was no fun in those trenches,"/
Sergeant Kelly remarked reminiscent
ly, "although a trench is not a dan
gerous place. You only expose your
head while you aim and flre no mat
ter how many bullets whistle over
you, you are not In danger.
"Most of our boys who were affect
ed by the trenches and the heat suf
fered from malaria. More of our com
pany would have died there if it hadn't
been for Lieutenant Giddings, who
sent every night for a five gallon jug
of wine out of his own money, and
gave a sup of it to every weak soldier
in the command."
Returning from Cuba, the Third In
fantry was sent to Fort Snelling, Minn.
Lieut. Giddings went home on leave,
and Capt. Wilkinson rejoined the com
pany of which Kelly was first ser
geant. The company was looking for
a little rest after its arduous foreign
servicc, but it fell into the hottest
work it ever had.
October 5, 1898, It was ordered to
Leach Lake, Minn., to protect white
timbermen there from attacks by hos
tile Indians. The company was seat
alone, the uprising not being regard
ed as of sufficient importance to send
more. Gen. Bacon accompanied the
company of 100 men, Capt. Wilkinson
and Lieut. Foss being the other offi
For his bravery in this action First
Sergeant Kelly was recommended for
a medal of honor. The recommenda
tion, signed by Gen. Bacon, is one of
the treasures Kelly carries into re
tirement with him, because for some
unexplained reason the recommenda
tion was never 'carried out.
Following this northern service, the
Third infantry was shipped to the
Philippines. There the now retiring
sergeant saw more fighting. His pa
pers show he was in the battle of
Caloocan with is company March 25
and 26, 1899, and at the Malolos en
gagement from March 27 to March
31. 1899.

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