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Edwfn M. Stantou, secretary of war
during and after the civil war. impress
ed many who came to him with appeals
for aid a a stern and even heartless
man.- Ua was frequently contrasted
with President Lincoln as bis very ov
posite in raercy and gentleness. -Yet
Incidents described to his latest biog
rapher by men who knew him well
show that he sometimes suffered as
bitterly as those whose requests he felt
compelled to refuse.
"I went to the war office after 10
o'clock of i- night to consult Mr. Stan
ton, says a former clerk. "I found
the mother, wife and children of a
soldier who bad been condemned to be
shot as a deserter on their knees be
fore him, pleading for the life of their
loved one. lie listened, standing, in
cold and austere silence. At the end
of their, heartbreaking sobs and pray
ers be answered briefly that the man
must die. The crushed and despairing
little family left, and Mr. Stanton
turned, apparently unmoved, and
walked into his private room.
"My own heart was wrung with
anguish. It eemed to me that Mr.
Stanton must be a demon, the very In
carnation of cruelty and tyranny.
' "I wa? so dazed that, forgetting my
eelf, I . followed him into his office
without rapping. I found him leaning
over a desk, his face buried in his
hands an3 his heavy frame shaken
'find help me to do my duty! God
help me to do my dntyT he was repeat
ing in a low wail of anguish that I
shall never forget.
"I quickly withdrew, but not until I
bad seen great Heht. I have loved,
almost reverenced. Edwin M. Stanton
ever sinc. His own heart was per
haps suffering more intense agony. than
the hearts of bis petit'oner. but he was
coroieIled to steel his outward face
for the bloody duties of war. while
within his soul waj warm with sym
pathy and sorrow.
One cannot help hoping that this de
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strength, nl when from any cause this vital stream of life becomes impov
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blood i impure; they lack the energy that is natural with health, the com
plexion becomes pale and sallow, the vital energies are at a low ebb, and they
suffer from a general broken-down condition of health. The system is weak
ened and unable to resist the diseases and disorders that are constantly assail
ing it. The Liver and Kidneys, failing to receive the proper stimulation and
nourishment from the blood, grow inactive and dull, and the waste matters
and bodily impurities that should pass off through these channels of nature
are left in the system to produce Rheumatism, Catarrh. Sores and Ulcers,
Skin Diseases or some other blood disorder. When the blood is in this weak
ened and diseased condition it should be treated with a remedy that is not
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serter may have been one' of tnose
whose lives President Lincoln spared
by overruling the decision of his secre
tary of war.
A more cheerful view of the great
secretary is given by a fellow lawyer
whoknew him before the war.
"He was traveling by steamer on the
Ohio to Pittsburg when he saw a man
oh the forward deck with n broken
" 'Why is that sufferer not attended
to? be demanded of the captain, who
replied that the man lived in Fitts
burg. then nearly a hundred miles
ahead, and would receive attention
"From a carpenter's chest Mr. Stan
ton promptly secured a saw' and a
hatchet with which to cut splints. Tak
Ing a sheet from a stateroom be set
and bandaged the fracture. He then
brought vinegar and water from the
cook's room with which to steep the
swollen parts and all the way to Pitts
burg sat by the side of the injured
man, applying the bath. When the
boat reached Pittsburg he hired a car
riage and took the man home. '
Tom Hood's Teat.
The following story is one . which
Tom Hood was rather fond of relating.
He was once asked to contribute to a
new journal, not exactly gratuitously,
but at a small advance upon nothing.
He accepted the terms conditionally
that is to say, provided the principle
could be properly carried out.
Accordingly he wrote to his butcher,
baker and other tradesmen, informing
them that it was necessary for the
sake of cheap literature and the inter
est of the reading public that they
should in future furnish him with their
several commodities at a trifling per
centage above cost price. '
It will Insufficient to quote the an
swer of the butcher:
Sir Respecting your note, cheap liters
ter be bio wed! Butchers must live as
Other pept-1. and If so be you or the read
In' publick wants to have meat at prime
cost you must buy your own benstesses
and kill yourselves. I remain, etc..
Loudon Standard. '
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GLIMPSES OF mitral
Remarkable Fortitude of Chicago
University's President. V
ESEN SUITEBEE, BUT EVER CHEERY
Haw He FoUawea I Bed the, Move
( av Foetball Game Wbll. Racked
With Terrible Fata Incident oC Hi
Early Dart When He m. Band.
Ills Method of Worklav.
The late Dr. William Rainey Harper,
who had been president of the Uni
versity of Chicago since its inception
in 1891, excelled in many things ay a
scholar, as a teacher, as a great edu
cational organizer, as an authority on
Hebrew and other Semitic languages
but in nothing was he more admirable
than in the fortitude he displayed in
the illness . that resulted in his death,
says the New York Times. During the
many months in which Je suffered ter
rible pain, when he knew that his days
were numbered, that all the physicians
and surgeons could do was to prolong
them for a little while, he remained
ever cheerful and to the last minute
possible carried on the duties of his
position with all bis usual keenness
It has been an inspiring spectacle
that of this doomed man refusing to
give in. Two months ago, when the
cancer which killed him had grown to
such a size that the abdominal region
bad to be kept numb in order to make
it possible for Dr. Harper to endure
the pain, he was sitting up in bed re
ceiving, the bulletins of tlie Chicago
Northwestern football game and fol
lowing the moves on a plan he bad pre
pared. Like so many other men who
afterward lecame well known, be was
a sickly child, but after bis seventh
birthday bis health improved, and
when he was ten years old be entered
Muskingum college, near Gvauville, 0
from which be received the degree of
bachelor of arts at the early age of
fourteen. He caused local scholars to
gape with wonder when he delivered
his commencement oration in Hebrew.
In 1S73 when members of the senior
class of Dennison university, Granville,
O., were preparing for their commence
ment events a member of the class, C
T. Thompson, a well known lawyer of
Minneapolis, was authorized to arrange
for the services of a country band at
Cambridge, not far from Granville,
says the. Minneapolis Journal. The
band went to Granville, performed sat
isfactorily, and the leader, who had
been a student at Muskingum college,
a little Institution not far from Gran
ville, made a favorable Impression upon
both the students and the members of
the faculty with whom he came in con
tact at Dennison. He also was pleased
with the reception given him so much
so that be decided to return tnere as a
student. He proved a bright fellow and
under the persuasion of the Dennison
faculty decided to study theology and
prepare for the ministry. Prior to tnat
time he had no special aim in life, no
particular ambition beyond that of
leading the Cambridge band, but ambi
tions were awakened at Dennison
which led to his becoming a notable
scholar. Darticularly in the field of
Greek and Hebrew literature.
A few years ago he came to Miune-
sDolia to deliver several lectures in a
coarse under the auspices of the Insti
tute of Biblical Literature, an organiza
tion formed for the promotion of study
of the Bible. While resting one after
noon in the study of the First Baptist
church, where these lectures were de
livered, this eminent scholar said to
"What was your college?"
"Dennison university," was the reply.
"Well, do you remember that your
class engaged the Cambridge band for
I certainly do," said Mr. Thompson,
"as I made the engagement myself."
"Well, do you remember the leader of
"Yes, I remember that the leader was
a pleasant, agreeable fellow, who gave
us our money's worth."
"Ah, thank you! I am rather glad to
hear you say that." said the lecturer.
"for I was the leader of that band."
Mr. Thompson was not more surpris
ed than the reader will be wben he dis
covers that the leader of the band was
Dr. W. R. Harper, the late president of
the University of Chicago.
For fifteen years Dr. Harper slept no
more than five hoars a night. Midnight
found blm at his desk. At G o'clock be
arose and went to work again. : Vainly
his wife urged him to take eight hours'
rest, says the New Tork World.
"I am luxurious." be told her. "Na
ture needs only four hours sleep. I
An Intimate friend, speaking, of the
doctor's methods of working, said:
"The story is told that Mrs, Harper
came into bis study one morning at
daybreak and found, him seated at his
" 'Perhaps I had better go to bed, he
observed as she came in. It must be
getting late, be added, as a sort of con
'It is half past 5 o'clock.' said Mrs.
Harper.' Instead of going to bed the
doctor took bis bath, dressed, had bis
cup of coffee la his room and, taking
up bis memorandum book, began the
details of the next day's work without
a bint of sleep or rest"
A few days ago Dr. Harper said to
Professor Small: "I am going before
my work :is finished. I do not know
where I am going, but I hope my work
will go on. I expect to continue work
In the future state, for this Is only a
small part eC the glorious whole."
Medal Reeunimendeil Far Inventor of
A committee of the Franklin Insti
tute of Philadelphia has just made
public its report on the Taylor process
for buttennakiug. It is recommended
that Mr. Taylor receive the John Scott
medal and premium In recognition of
the value of his Invention.-
Iji this new process sweet cream is
poured into shallow pans the bottoms
of which are covered with absorbent
pads. The pads are composed of heavy
white blotting paper supported on
Turkish toweling or some similar ma
terial and absorb from the cream near
ly all of Its constituents except the fat.
The cream fat remains as a layer on
the surface of the pads and after sev
eral hours' standing may be roiled off.
In this condition the product contains
rather too much water and milk pro
telds. Ou this account and because of
the absence of salt It does not kop
very well. If, however, the separated
butter fat be worked and salted in the
same way as the ordinary churned
product, the result is a very fine grade
The process has the advantage of
cheapness, since the pads may be usl
over and over again, lasting, It is said
for six months of daily use. The labor
of churning is avoided, and, on ac
count of the use of fresh cream instead
of that which has stood to ripen for
several days, the finished product keeps
better than butter made In the ordl
nary way. The process has been patent
ed in the United States, Canada, Eng
land, France and Germany. Collier':
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Elmer M. Cooper, a progressive farm
er near Cadiz, Ind., has found probably
more uses for an automobile than most
people, says a special dispatch from
Knishtstowu. Ind., to the St. Louis
Republic. Mr. Cooper Is a sort of au
tomobile fancier. Last summer be
gained considerable notoriety In his
neighborhood by owning seven differ
ent machines. He purchased one and
In a short time became tired of It and
bought another, finding each nearer to
his liking than the previous one.
Mr. Cooper has a gas engine which
pumps water all over bis farm. The
other day this gas engine was disabled
and refused to run. It was either
pump water by band, get the engine
fixed or choose some other way out of
it The resourceful Mr. Cooper backed
his automobile up against the pump
ing apparatus, jackea up one rear
wheel, transferred the belt and started
his auto eugine going. The pump
worked admirably, and the automobile
pumped enough water nil over the
farm to water the stock.
Before the engine could be repaired
Mr. Cooper had to send away for some
broken parts. It took some time, and
in the meantime the bogs needed shelled
corn. The shelter, of course, could have
been operated by hand, but It was too
tiresome a process when one had been
used to having It done by machinery,
thought Mr. Cooper, so he hitched the
automobile on to the shelter, and In
less time than It would have taken the
regular engine sixty bushels of corn
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LOUISIANA A. FIGHTER
New Battleship Can Whip Any
Ship, Says W. E. Curtis.
AMERICA TO LEAD IN WAR CRATT
la mU Kw BaUlaUas Expected
to Form the. Moat Powerfal Fleet
In the Worlat Japan a Stron
Riral Haw She Im Tak las the Lead
la Naval Coaatrnet ioa. v
The battleship Louisiana, which rep
resents the most advanced type of the
fighting machine ever constructed, has
returned to her dock at the Newpoit
News shipyard after her speed trial
and is now receiving her armament and
being fitted out for sea, says William
E. Curtis, the Chicago Kecord-llerald's
Washington correspondent. In several
particulars the Louisiana exceeds all
other ships of all other nations, and
properly officered and manned she
ought to whip anything that floats. In
speed, armament and coal carrying ca
pacity, which are the three essentials
for a man-of-war, she surpasses the
best aud the latest and the strongest
battleships In the European navies.
She Is 450 feet long, 7G.10 feet beam
and 24.G feet draft, with a displacement
of 16,000 tons. Her speed on her trial
trip averaged 18.8 knots per hour. She
can carry 2.300 tons of coal, which will
enable her to steam 7,000 miles at a
speed of twelve knots, and her arma
ment Is four twelve-inch guns, eight
eight-inch guns and twelve seven-inch
guns. She will have forty-five officers
and a crew of 840 men.
The strongest ship in the British na
vy is the Edward VII.. of the same ton
nage (10.000). a speed of 18.6, or two
tenths of a knot less than the Louisi
ana; a coal capacity of 2,000 tons and
an armament of four .twelve-inch, four
nine-Inch and ten six-Incb uus. The
strongest ship in the French navy is the
Republique, 15,000 tons, eighteen knots
speed, capacity for 1,800 tons of coal
and an armament of four twelve-Inch
and eighteen six and one-half inch guns.
The best ship In the German navy Is
the Elsass, 13,200 tons, eighteen knots
speed, 1.G00 tons coal capacity and an
armament of four eleven-inch and four
teen six and one-half inch guns.
The Louisiana will cost about $3,
000,000 and is being built by contract
by a company In Newport News which
was the lowest bidder. The Connecti
cut, an exact duplicate. Is being built
at the New York navy yard by the
government and by day labor. There
is a good deal of rivalry between the
two. The New Hampshire and the
Kansas, also duplicates of the Louisi
ana, are now under construction at
Camden, N. J.; the Minnesota at New
port News and the Vermont at the
Fore River yard, Quincy, Mass. When
they are finished these six ships will
form the finest fleet of fighting ma
chines that were ever built in the world
and will be more formidable than any.
thing that floats. The next best ship?
In our navy are the Virginia, llhode Is
land, New Jersey, Nebraska and Geor
gia, which are now approaching com
pletion. They have a displacement of
The Louisiana Is expected to be ready
to go into commission In May, and sev
eral of her officers have already been
selected. She will be commanded by
captain a. li. couden, wno was ap
pointed to the Naval academy from
Utah and graduated in the class of '67,
The Japanese are taking the lead In
naval construction. They have adopted
a broad and comprehensive programme
since the war. They expect to replace
their old fleet with new and larger bat
tleships and armored cruisers and pro
pose to design and build their own
ships hereafter. They have recently
constructed a new shipyard and gun
factory on the Sumida river, covering
eighty-three acres, with twenty large
machine shops, foundries and gun fac
tories. In which 4,000 men will be em
ployed. Heretofore they have built
only about one-half of their warships.
The remainder have been constructed
in England and the United States or
have been purchased from foreign
countries, but hereafter they will build
their own ships and their own guns.
The Japanese naval programme is
considerably, in advance of that of any
other nation. They now have under
construction the following:
To be completed.
Battleship Akl, 18,000 tons 1908
Battleship Satsuma. 18,000 tons 1908
Battleship Xuhlma, It 000 tons 1907
Battleship Katoria, 14,009 tons 1907
Armored cruiser Tsukuba, 14,000 tons.. 1906
Armored cruiser Ikoma, 14,000 tons 1906
Armored cruiser Kuroma, 14.000 tons.. 1906
Armored cruiser lbutkl, 14,000 tons 190S
The largest battleships will have a
speed or eighteen knots and will be
armed with eight twelve-inch and eight
six-Inch guns. The second class battle
ships will have a speed of eighteen
knots and . an . armament of eisrht
twelve-Inch and eight six-Inch guns.
The four armored cruisers will have a
speed of twenty-one knots and an arr
mament of four twelve-inch and ten
six-inch guns. Five destroyers of the
most advanced design have recently
been launched and will be ready for
commission before the end Of the year.
They are expected to make twenty-five
Designs are about completed and ap
propriations have already been made
for four enormous battleships of 22,000
tons, twenty knots speed and an arma
ment of fourteen twelve-inch and eight
six-inch guns; also' for four armored
cruisers of : 15,000 tons, twory-flve
knots speed and four twelve-Inch and
ten six-Inch guns. '
The future policy of the Japanese
navy, founded upon Its experience dur
ing the late war, is to build big battle
ships sad fast armored cruisers, with a
few destroyers In addition to its pres
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