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TWENTIETH YEAR. GIFT FROM A QUEEN. HISTORIC HEIRLOOM THAT IS HIGHLY PRIZEO. “Great Willoughby Cheat’* Presented by Elisabeth to Second Coualn Who Shared Her Captivity In the Tower of London. Boston.—lf the "great Willoughby cheat.” a priceless heirloom In the poo 4|mlon of Theodore Raymond of Man*. could talk, what tales It might tell of the captivity of * Princess Kllzabeth. afterward the R “Good Queen Hess'* of Kuglund. In the E Tower of Kngiand. a captivity shared I by her devoted maid of honor, and t' second cousin once removed. Lady * Murcan-t Willoughby, through whom this chest, undoubtedly a gift from Queen Kllzabeth. passed to her den cendants. the Raymond* of New Kng * land. And what Joy It would bring to I the Raymonds, the Lyndes. the Gris f wolds and other families of Massachu I setts and Connecticut In establishing ! their direct descent from the beautiful | Kllzabeth Woodvllle. who became the I wife of King Kdwnrd IV. These fatal- I lies trace their genealogy back to the 1 kings of Kngland with only ono slight 1 break- Other precious relics of Queen KHz abeth were handed down with the cln*st. Including a tablecloth embrol dered by the princess during her Im prisonment In the tower, another gift to the faithful Lady Margaret. The chest Is a massive affair, seven feet In length, two feet seven Inches In width and two feet seven Inches high. It Is made of a peculiar hard wood, originally very light In color, but darkened exceedingly by age. The quaint old carvings on the front and on the Inside of the cover, the hand wrought massive Iron hinges and han dles. the cumbersome lock and huge keys an* eloquent testimony of Its age. The carvings on the outside, which are nearly worn off. evidently represent horsemen riding through a forest. At either end of the three front panels Is a gallant of the Kllza- R Iwthan fierlod. long-haired, plume-hat -7 ted and a mass of ruffs and laces from neck to knees. The carvings on the Inner side of the lid represent two scenes, one of Sir Walter Raleigh spreading Ills cloak before Queen Kllzabeth. the other of a gay pleasure (tarty In boats among small Islands, with a turreted castle In the back ground. Between the two scenes Is a coattof-arnis. The shield lias either a cross or lines to make four quarter ings. The tradition thnt this chest, with the tablecloth embroidered In the tower and other valuable gifts, was given by Queen Kllzalteth to Lady Margaret Willoughby Is so well au thenticated as to seem beyond dispute. At any rate the tablecloth came down MARK HOME OF STEPHENSON. Tablet Will Be Placed on Building Where Locomotive Inventor Lived. Where Btephenson Lived. London. —So rapidly Is the London county council’s historical department advancing with Its work of searching out the authentic past residences of famous persons that within a short time hardly a building In the metrop GETS A SMITHSONIAN POST. Charles D. Walcott Elected Secretary of the Institution. Washington.—Charles D. Walcott, director of the geological survey, hns been elected secretary of the Smith sonian Institution by the hoard of re gents. It is quite likely that I)r. Wal cott would have been elected to the secretaryship of the Smithsonian Insti tution some time ago had It not been ’or the desire of President Roosevelt ‘.hat he should continue us director of the geological survey. Dr. Walcott Is a geologist and pale ontologist of distinction an i has won j for himself a reputation among sclent- through the Wllloughbya to the Ray monds with the chest, and the cloth, at least, was the gift uf the queen to l<ady Margaret, for Kngllsh history Is clear on this point. The Raymonds. Lyndes and Gris wolds of New Kngland, numbering now several thousands trace their an cestry bark to Col. William Willough by. who was commissioner of the lirlilsh navy from 1048 to 1651. when jhe died. Ills son. Frauds Willoughby, came to New Kngland In 1638. and re turned to Kngland In 1651. In 1653 ho was ap|>olnt«Hl successor of his father us commissioner of the navy, and in 1658 was chosen member of parlla ment for Portsmouth. In 1663 ho re turned to New Kngland. and bccamo deputy governor of the Massachusetts colony In 1665. continuing In offlee until he died In 1675. Tho first or the Raymonds to visit iho colonies was William, who cams The Willoughby ChooL over from Kent "with other stewards and 10 servants.*' for the “Company of Ijtrtmla." formed to trade and fish on the grant given to Capt. John Mason, a Unidoti merchant, comprising part of what Is now New Hampshire. He came to Utile Harbor tnow Ports mouth. N. H.L In 1630. and remained hut a short time. The first real settler and head of one of the most prolific branches of the family in New Kngland was Rich ard Raymond, who In 1636 received a grant of land on what Is now Winter Island In Salem harbor. He Is des cribed In the records ns u mariner and |«rt owner of the ketch Hopewell of Salem, lie afterward removed to Norwich. Conn., and In 1664 to Say htook. where In* was engng<il In trado with the Kngllsh and Dutch settlers on Manhattan. The great chest, which had come Into the Ruynmnd family by marriage with the Wllloughbya. was brought from lllock Island to New London In 1701 by Mrs. Mercy Raymond, widow of Joahun. who was n grandson of ltlcliurd. It was then known both as tho “great Willoughby chest" and an the “Kllzabeth chest.** From genera tion to generation It was handed down, and finally was bequeathed to Theodore Raymond of Springfield, tho present owner, by bis grandfather. Theodore Raymond of Norwich. Conn. oils having Interesting associations with celebrities, will not bear the fa miliar little round tablet. Many Americans arc likely to see the latest building to be marked; the house at 34 Gloucestetr square. Hyde Park. In which Robert Stephenson, thv inventor of the locomotive, lived dur ing one of the most active and lm|>or tant periods of his life, and In which he died In 1859 nt the age of 56. Stephenson moved Into this house In 1847, and In the ten years following his engineering projects took hltn nearly around the world. He built tho great Vlctorin bridge over the Bt. Lawrence at Montreal; ho construct ed the Alexandria to Cairo railway, a number of big railway bridges In Eng land, and tho Royul Border Viaduct over the Tweed, and at the urgent re quest of the Norwegian government he supervised that stupendous piece of engineering which connects Chris tiania with I*ake Mlosen. During most of these years Robert Stephenson was member of parlia ment for Whitby and a hard worker on various commissions and committees. The Gloucester square house, which contains many Interesting relics of him. has now passed out of the hands of his descendants. Ists not only of this country but also of Europe. The degree of LL. D. has been conferred on him by Hamilton college, the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins university. He has been director of the geological survey since 1891 nnd secretary of the Car negie institution since 1902. He Is a member of the National Academy of I Sciences of the American Association for the Advancement of Science nnd is the author of Important scientific works. The salary of his new position Is $7,000 a year, while that of the dl ’ rector of the geological survey Is *6.- 000. Dr. Walcott Is nearly 57 yearn old nnd long has been a resident oi Washington. ROOKY FORD. COLORADO, FIUDAY, FEBRUARY 15. 1907. STUDENTS LOOSE HENS AT CONCERT VALE FRESHMEN INDULGE IN HORBE PLAY AT GLEE CLUE ENTERTAINMENT. “PROM” GIRLS ARE VICTIMS Fowls and Confetti Released From Gallery Until Police Threaten to Stop Performance for Fear of a Panic. Now Haven. Conn.—Yale freshmen threw down live hens and so much confetti at the glee club concert the other night at the Hyperion theater that Chief Fancher of the fire de lta rt ment and a squad of police re fused to allow the curtain to go up because of tho danger from fire and panic. It was the aunual concert that open ed the festivities of Yale's “prom** week, and the theater was (tacked with guests from New York. Boston. Philadelphia. Washington, and tbo west. Freshmen always break loose at this concert, and their antics have Immensely amused the fashionable Yale audiences. This night they start ed In with the most vigorous kind of rough house at the door of the thea ter despite the public caution by the faculty and the Are department ofß rials against any unreasonable demon stration. When the doors of the top gallery opened an hour before the concert was to have mmrnenred there waa a atampede of two or three hundred freshman, which paralyzed the thea ter management and the squad of police on guard to preserve order. During the wild rush for seats, as a jesult of the effort of the police and theater attaches to strip the freshmen of all hidden confetti, bisque dolls, pigeons, guinea pigs, lobsters, or any other object that could be dropped from the top gallery to the heads of tho “prom** girls and guests In the pit. half the freshmen got to their seats minus half their clothing The cops and firemen heard the cackling of a flock of hens as some of the freshmen dashed through the door and then commenced to search for the hens long before the curtain went up. The hens were not found. The freshmen got Into action right after taking their seats. Down on the heads of the glrjs and their escorts came showers of confetti and paper streamers. The theater was filled with these streamers and confetti so the people reached their scats only with the greatest Inconvenience. COW PUNCHER SHOOTS THINGS IN NEW YORK Knocks Ashes From Saloonkeeper’s Cigar and Does Other Stunts Not Relished by Tenderfeet. Now York. —Recently there come to this city from i. ranch In Arizona James H. Murphy, n cow puncher. Ho hired n room directly above the saloon of August F. Schmidt nnd tried to conform to the quiet ways of the city. But the other night the spirit of the ranch —and. perhaps other kinds of spirits—awakened In him a desire for a real western time, and he start out to “shoot up the town.” He buck led on a cartridge belt and chucked a long bnrreled pistol In the holster. Ills "whoop" as he entered the sa loon of Schmidt acted like the gust of a tornado. A score of customers rush ed to shelter as though blown there. Murphy flourished his revolver nnd declared that he was the "cracklest shot that ever cracked." Then he be gan to shoot. Murphy decided to try his marksmanship on Schmidt. Schmidt had u lighted cigar In his mouth. “Hold still and let me knock your ashes off for you,” roared Murphy. Schmidt, afraid of being shot If he disobeyed, stood as quietly as extreme agitation would allow. Crack! went the pistol and off tumbled tho cigar ashes. "Now for n lock of your hair." laughed Murphy, and again the pistol spoke nipping several hairs from the terrified saloon-keeper’s head. “This Is a corking shooting gallery.” said the cowboy, turning his weapon at other objects. He picked off glasses, chopped the heads off bottles, shot out the sunburst designs In the cut gluss mirrors, broke the light globes, and when he had finished his fusillade there was hardly a whole piece of glass In tho place. Schmidt said he also shot a cherry out of a customer's cocktail glass. Meantime a customer had tele- j phoned to a police station, and two j When It was time for the curtain tc go up Chief Fancher notified the Yal* Glee and Banjo club managers and tilt; theater manager that he would not al low the concert to go on until all the confetti and streamers were removed and the treshmeu siop|M«d from any further demonstrations In thin respect These threats put a dani|M*r temporar ily on the enthusiasm of the lively freshmen After the curtain went up down came notes from the freshmen to the “prom" girls containing Yale under graduate heart effusions. They were lowered from the top gallery by string* and the "prom" girls grubbed them quickly. A large Jointed doll was lowered by some freshmen. One Ths Hsns Came Cackling from the Gallery. "prom" girl pulled off ore leg. In a few minutes the doll's arms wens gone nnd finally her head was pulled off. Just as the audience was quieting down a lilt a large hen came cack ling down from the freshman gallery, spread her wings nnd landed on «>no of the "prom" girls near the middle aisle. Just ns the hlueconts marched front the theater with the I'lyeiouth rock another, hut n black hen this time, came from the gallery nt the end of n string. It s«»on was caught by one of the young women. The black hen made her esca|>c In lively time. IMillcenien arrived nnd arrested Mur phy. AWAKES AFTER YEAR’S SLEEP. James L. Cross at Last ”Bits Up and Takes Notice*' of Things. Newport News. Vn.—After being In a state of semi-consciousness for more than 12 months. James L. Cross, a young man who lives with his parents in this city, has regained his memory nnd Is able to sit up In hod and recog nize his parents. A successful opera tion was performed upon the put lent, and he Is now fairly on thu toad to recovery. About a year ago young Cross, while nt work In the shipyard, fell nnd fractured his skull. He lay at the point of death for some time, and ns days, weeks and months passed by ho Improved very slowly. He never seemed to he fully conscious, slept most of the time, nnd often was roused to take nourishment only with groat difficulty. Recently the young man's enso at tracted the attention of several phy sicians. who came to the conclusion that an operation was necessary to re store the patient’s memory and health, if not to save his lllf. The boy's par ents were unable to bear the expense of hospital treatment, but he was placed In a hospital as a city patient, and there the doctors performed tho operation. A piece of bone about three-quarters of nn Inch square was removed from the skull, relieving tho pressure upon the brain which had caused the patient's stupor. After the operation Cross sat up in bod and recognized his anxious rela tives. His mind seems to be restored to normal, and he Is now able to tell Just how the accident which robbed him of his faculties occurred. Elucidated. “What does this report mean by saying that 'the shorts were caught in a corner and squeezed?'” "Why, It means that they sold what they didn't have to buyers whom they had to get It hack front nt a higher price In order to deliver It to them."—- Judge. Senator from Massachusetts Mr. Crane waa recently elected to aucceed hlmeelf ae United Statee sen ator from tho etato of Massachusetts. Ho stands high In the councils of hie party and le often called upon by tho president as adviser In matters of etato* A MODEL CHILD VILLAGE. PROVIOED FOR BY WILL OF AN ECCENTRIC MILLIONAIRE. Aim of Soyhert Institution Will Bo to Train Poor Young and Develop Thom—ls First of Kind In the World. Philadelphia.—Tin* Scybort Institu tion for poor children, with a $1,500,- 000 fund J”*t available under the will of Henry Seyhert, who died In 1883, will go Into the business of relieving poor children nt the rate of 1.000 a year, first by on arrangement with the Children's Aid society to open a chil dren's bureau nt 1506 Arch str«*el on February IS; next by creating a model village, unlike anything on earth, on a 300-acre farm nt Meadow brook, with cottages for 300 poor children nnd school-training facilities; next by set ting up n training school for child savers. Other branches of child-saving work will be developed In the future ns need arises under the Seyhert Institution, created by the bachelor benefactor In honor of his father and mother. Adnm and Marla Sarah Seyhert. The full text of tho announcements has boon handed out by the trustees of tho Sey bert Institution, all well-known citi zens of Philadelphia. The children's bureau, n clearing house In Its way. begins business February 15 by going to the relief of tho Juvenile court. It offered by a let ter to Judge Bregv to ’’provide for destitute nnd neglected children nnd those whose delinquencies. If any, are not sufficiently serious to requlro com mitment to the house of refuge." Tho Children’s Aid society, now hav ing 1.100 children under Its care. Is to Briar Wood Pipe Material. Increasing American Purchases of the Italian Supply. Washington.—Complying with the request of a Kentucky firm as to the manner of getting out briar wood blocks In Italy. Consul James A. Smith, of Leghorn, submits the following In formation: "The larger part of the Italian briar wood Is found along the Mediterrane an coast, extending from Savona on tho north to Calabria on the south; the Ligurian Riviera, Tuscany. Um bria, the Roman provinces, the three provinces of Calabria, as well as the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia fur nishing nn nbundnn.. supply. The work of excavating the root of tho brlat wood tree Is carried on from October until the end of May. A kind of grub blng spade with one sharp edge for cutting away the large billet or heart of the root (the valuable part) from the surrounding small roots 's used In this work. The billet Is known ns the clocco. After being thoroughly cleaned nnd trimmed, It Is brought to the mill and by means of circular saws cut In- . to small blocks corresponding rough- j ly to the shape of a pipe bowl and ] stem. These blocks are of various . sizes, depending upon the dimension and shape of the clocco. Afterward . thwy are Immersed In boiling water for j NO 38. work aide by aide In the same officii building and all the agencies are to be Invited to participate In harmon izing nnd developing the work of child saving nnd child training, child tm tdnyment and child legislation. The Seyhert Institution offers for poor girls the nearest approach to what Girard college Is for orphan boys. Its model village for 300 will lie tho first of Its kind In the world. The aim Is thnt the life of the children shall ho ns near ns (Mtsslhle like that of a nor mal child in n family home In a small community. Knglneers and architects an* nt work on the plans iur Mcudow brook farm on the Rending railroad 13 miles north of I’hlludelphln to creato there the model child city, n little New Jerusalem for thu boys and girls res cued from slums. Bcyhcrt was a chemist nnd n son of a distinguished chemist, led a sin gle. romantic, eccentric life, studied and traveled abroad, lived throe years In Paris. left a bequest to the uni versity for Investigation of spiritual- Ism nnd gave the city the hell nnd clock which rings nnd marks tho hours In tho belfry of Indcpondenco hall. Bible in New Language. Uindon.—A (silyglot printing house hero which published the Lord's pray er In 400 InngungcM has been asked by n missionary In central Africa to print the grammar of a new langu-»go he hns discovered. The mlsslotnry had to draw and send sketches of tho loiters. The grammar Is on tho Oden dorf system nnd the mlsslonarj In tends to tench the natives of the Jun gle to rend and write. a period of about 12 hours and then thoroughly dried. "This process completed, they are sorted, (the Imperfect pieces bring thrown aside), placed In largo Jute lings, and are then ready for ship ment. The waste pieces unsuitable for pipes are sold for firewood, being an excellent material for this purpose. Kximrtntlons of briar wood from this district to the United States have shown a decided Increase during the past few years. In 1905, 11,904 bales were shipped, with a value of over SIOO,OOO, while during the first nine months of 1906 nearly 16.000 hales, with a value of over $125,000, were ex ported from Leghorn. Always in Season. "There Is something wonderful about the prune," remarked the thin boarder. "And that Is?" said the lady at the head of the etable. "It seems to be always seasonable!" —Yonkers Statesman. To Chloroform Bachelors. Boston. Unmarried women of ! Wakefield. Mass., have petitioned tho . legislature asking for a law taxing ail bachelors up to 40 years old and an application of chloroform aftei thut ! ag’e.