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: : 1 " : t ' ". I i .... ,. .... .. . . ' ' , . .' . - - - -. . ' , ' ., SIIERIDAtl HONORED TODAY Washington Sees Unveiling 5 of Bis Statue. r PRESIDENT'S SPEECH. ' Mr. . Roosevelt Eulogises Career of t "Fighting Phil" In Civil War Bat tlaa and In Fighta 'With Indiana. ' Monumtnt 6howa Central at Clou " of Famous Rida to Cedar .Creek From , Wlncheiter, "Twenty Milaa Away." ' Washington, Nov. 25. In one of the most beautiful parts of the national capital be helped to save, the magnifi cent equestrian statue of General Pbll lp H. Sheridan was unveiled today. Among the throng of notable persons who gathered to do honor to tho mem ory of the great soldier were the presi dent of the United States, who deliv ered an address; the army and navy of ficers resident or stationed In and near Washington, the heads of the executive SHERIDAN'S RIDE By Thomas Buchanan Rea.d IP from the South at break ot day, ' Bringing to Winchester fresh dismay, ' The affrighted air with a shud- der bore, Like a herald in haste, to the chief tain's door, The terrible (rumble and rumble and roar, Telling the battle was on once more, And Sheridan twenty miles away. And wider still those billows of war Thundered along the horizon's bar; And louder yet Into Winchester rolled The roar of that red aea uncontrolled, Making the blood of the listener cold As he thought of the stake in that - fiery fray, . With Bherldan twenty miles away. But there Is a road from Winchester town, ' A good, broad highway, leading down; And there, through the flash of the morning light, A steed as black aa the steeds of night. Was seen to pass as with eagle flight. As If he knew the terrible need, He stretched away with the utmost , speed; Hills rose and fell, but his heart was gay, With Sheridan fifteen miles are?. Still sprung from those swift hoofs, thundering South, The dust, like smoke from the can non's mouth; Or the trail of a comet, sweeping faster and faster, ' Foreboding to traitors the doom of dls- aster. The heart of the steed, and the heart of the master. Were beating, like prisoners assault- - lng their walls, Impatient to be where the battle-field calls; Every nerve of the charger was strain- I ed to full play, With Sheridan only ten miles away. branches of the government, diplomatic representatives of foreign countries and others of note. The statue stands In Sheridan circle, named after the general, at the junc tion of Massachusetts avenue and Twenty-third street It is the heart of ' One of the best residence sections of the national capital. . ' The universal opinion of those who witnessed the unveiling today Is that fp 4 t 'dfcv' . 7" tr 4 sr"--n OUTZON BORQLUM'8 the statue of the famous cavalry lead er is a worthy memorial of his fame. It represents the general at the close of his famous ride when, com'ns; from Winchester, "twenty mfies. away," he rallied hi men at the tettlt of Cedar Creek and tamed their rout by the Con federate General Jubal A. Early Into a Fadera! ylctory. i ' - 1" etatua True to Ufa. ; Tbe bronssa. general alta, his bronse teed like a centaur, hat In hand, urg ing bis men to greater exertion, Tho effigy of tho man is a true representa tion of "Flgbtlng'' Phi!" aa be-was In the flesh, and the metal horse shows to the life his famous charger, Hlenll, sometimes known as Winchester, who bore the general from Winchester on the storied ride. The sculptor of the statue,' Cution Borglum of New York, has caught to tho life the expression of the general' face, according to Mrs. Sheridan and her son, Lieutenant Pblllp H. Sheridan. The horse Is a correct facsimile of Rienil, according to careful measurements of bis skin, preserved at the army post on Gov ernors Island, New York, and photo graphs. The clothlue and accoutermeuts of General Sheridan shown In the statue are modeled after garments actually worn by him. He Is depicted wearing a service uuiforuv with sword and spurs.'. , The statue is fourteen feet hlgb and stands on a plinth of granite. The unner -part of the statue's base is rough, Indicating the earth torn np by Sheridan's horse as be is reined up by his rider. : , Record Bronze Cast" , The horse Is the largest piece of bronze ever, cast in a single piece in this country and perhaps In the world. More than fi.000 pounds of ' liquid Under his spurning feet, the road Like an arrowy Alpine river flowed, And the landscape sped away behind, Like an ocean flying before the wind; And the steed, like a bark fed with furnace ire, Swept on, with his wild eyes full of tire; But, lo! he is nearlng his heart's de sire, ' He is snuffing the smoke of the roar ing fray, . .- With Sheridan, only five miles away.. , The first that the General saw were -V : the groups Of stragglers, and then the retreating troops; - . What was done, what to do, a glance told him both, And, striking his spurs with a terrible oath. He dashed down the line mid a storm of huzzas. And the wave of retreat checked Its course there, because The sight of the master compelled It to pause. With foam and with dust the black charger was gray; By the flash of his eye, and his nos- , tril's play, ; ; He seemed to the whole great army to say, "I have brought you Sheridan all the way From Winchester down, to save the day!" Hurrah, hurrah for SherldanT Hurrah, hurrah for horse and man! " And when their statues are placed on high, . ' Under the dome of the Union sky, The American soldier's Temple of Fame, There with the glorious General's name ' Be It said In letters both bold and bright: ' ''Here Is the steed that saved the day By carrying Sheridan into the fight, From Winchester, twenty mllea -. away!" , , bronze were poured Into the mold to form the horse.; The casting was done at a foundry near Providence, R. I. Preceding the unveiling of the statuo there was a military parade in which all the regular troops, sailors and ma rines stationed In and near Washing ton as well as the national guard of the District of Columbia took part. In addition to President Roosevelt's speech an address was delivered by General Horace Porter, who was chief si, " ft t SIATUK tiJA j . of staff to General Tlrant and 18 presi dent of the Grant Monument associa tion. The principal address was de livered by President Roosevelt, who eulogized General Sheridan's army ca reer both In the civil war and In the Bunting on the western plains with the Indians. The president's address wag as follpT: The President's Addreee. It is eminently fltttag that tn Bu tton's illustrious men, the men who loom heroes before tl eye of our people, should be fittingly cOmmem orated here at the national capital, and I am glad IndeaVl to take part in unveiling of this statue to General Sheridan. Ills name will always stand high on the list of American worthies. Not only waa he a great general, but bo showed his greatness wltb that touch of originality which we call genius. Indeed, this quality of bril liance Las been in one sense a dlsaa vantage to bis reputation, for it has tended to overshadow bis solid ability. We tend to think of him only aa tho dashing cavalry leader, whereas to was in reality not only that, but also a great commauder. Of course the fact In bis career most readily recognized was bis mastery in the necessarily modern art - of handling masses ot modern cavalry so as to give them the fullest possible effect not only in the ordinary operations of cavalry which precede and follow a battle, but in the battle Itself. But In addition be show ed in the civil war that be was a first class army commander both as a sub ordinate of Grant and when in hide pendent command. - His record in the Valley campaign and again from Five Forks to Appomattox is one difficult to parallel in military history. After the close of the great war, in a field where there was scant glory to be won by the general In chief, he rendered a signal service which bas gone almost unno ticed, for in the tedious, weary Indian wars on the great plains It was be whe developed in thoroughgoing fashion the system of campaigning in winter which, at the cost of bitter hardship and peril, finally broke down the band ed strength of those formidable war riors, the horse Indians. General's Career Eulogized. His career was typically American, for from plain beginnings bo rose tc the highest military position In our land. ! We honor his memory itself, and, moreover, as in the case of the other great commanders of his day, his career symbolizes the careers of all those men who in the years of the nation's direst need sprang to the front to risk everything, including life itself, and to spend the days of their strongest young manhood in valorous conflict for an ideal. Often we Amer icans are taunted with having only a material ideal. The empty folly of the taunt is sufficiently shown by - tho presence here today of you men of the Grand Army, you the comrades of the dead general, the men who served with and under him. In all history we have no greater Instance of subor dination of self, of the exalting of a lofty ideal over merely material well being among the people of a great na tion, than was shown by our own peo ple in the civil war. And you, the men who wore the blue, would be the first to say that this same lofty indifference to the things, of the body, when compared to the things of the soul, was shown by your brothers who wore tho gray. Dreadful was the suffering, dreadful the loss, of the civil war. Yet, it stands alone among wars in this, that, now that the wounds are healed, the memory of the mighty deeds of valor performed on one side no less than on the other has become the common heritage of all our people In every quarter of this country. The com pleteness with which this is true is shown by what is occurring here tor day. We meet together to raise a monument toa great Union genera.1 in the presence of many of the sur vivors of the Union army, and the sec retary of war, the man at the head of the army, who, by virtue of his of fice, occupies a special relation to the celebration, is himself a man who fought in the Confederate service. Few Indeed have been the countries where such a conjunction would have been possible, and blessed indeed are we that in our own beloved land it Is not only possible, but seems so entire ly natural as to ejeite no comment whatever. . : Americanism Defined. There is another point in General Sheridan's career which It Is good for all f us to remember. Whereas Grant, Sherman and Thomas were of the old native American stock, the parents of Sheridan, like the parents of Farragut, were born on the other side of the water. Any one of the five was Just as much a type of the real American, of what Is best in America, as the other four. We should keep steadily before our minds the fact that Americanism is a question of principle, of purpose, of Idealism, of character; that it is not a matter of birthplace or creed or line of descent. Here in this country the . representa tives of many old world races are being fused together Into a new type, a type the main features of which are already determined and were deter mined at the time of the Revolutionary war, for the crucible in which all the new types are melted into one was shaped from 1776 to 1780, and our na tionality ws definitely fixed in all its essentials by the men of Washington's day. The strains will not continue to exist separately In this country as in the old world. They will be combined in one, and of this new type those men will best represent what is loftiest in the nation's past, what is finest in her Ibope for the future, who stand each solely on bis worth as a man, who scorn to do evil to others and who refuse to submit to wrongdoing them selves, who have in them no taint of weakness, who never fear to fight when fighting is demanded by a sound and high morality, but who hope by their lives to bring ever nearer the day when justice and peace shall pre vail within our own borders and in our relations wltb all foreign powers. Much of the usefulness of any career must He in the impress that It makes upon and the lessons that it teaches to the generations that come after, i We of this generation have bur own prob lems to solve, and the condition of our solving them is that we shall all work together aa American citizens without regard to differences of section or creed or birthplace, copying not the di visions which so lamentably sundered ur fathers one from, another, but the HOUSEHOLD ? -j RANGES. . TO 144-148 S. MAIN spirit of' burning' devotion" todufy which drove them forward, each to do the right as it -was given him to see the right. In the great years when Grant, Farragut, Sherman, Thomas and Sheridan, when Lee and Jackson and the Johnstons, the valiant men of the north and the valiant men of the south, fought to a finish the great civil war. They did not "themselves realize in the bitterness of the struggle that the blood and the grim suffering mark ed the death throes of what was worn out and the birth pangs of a new and more glorious national life. Might Is the heritage which we have received from the men of the mighty days. We in our turn must gird up our loins to meet the new issues with the same' stern courage and resolute adherence to an ideal which marked our fathers who belonged bo the generation of the man in whose honor we commemorate this monument today. QUICK WIT SAVED HIM. 1 Ths Way a Criminal Fooled Parla Police Chief. In the "Memories" of M. Claude, chief of police during the reign of Na poleon III., there Is much that la fas cinating to lovers of detective stories. One ot M. Claude's experiences was that in which be was outwitted by a clever criminal wbo saw In the police chiefs resemblance to Beranger .when the poet was at the height of his pop ularity a means of escape from cap ture. The criminal bad returned to Parts and was living as a rich student in the Latin quarter, then In the height of its bobemlan splendor. Claude thought to make an easy capture of bis man by attending a cer tain famous ballroom at the hour when dancing was at its height He tells the story: I bad no difficulty, in discovering him seated among a swarm of pretty girls and bewitching danseuses. "Convinced there were but two ways of getting the better of a cunning ene mysurprise and audacity I walked straight up to where my rascal was seated. I walked slowly, wltb steady steps; my eyes on the eyes of my man. He was a dark skinned, handsome fel low, wltb a face as brazen as it waa cynical, I saw by an impreceptible sign that he recognized me. He turn ed pale he was mlnel "I was almost near enough, to cap ture him when I saw him bend to the ear of one of his companions. Instant ly all the girls surrounded me and stood in a feverish, excited, ardent phalanx before me. They formed an impenetrable barrier, behind which my rascal escaped, while the women press ed eagerly upon me, crying out: " 'Beranger! It is Beranger!' "The magic name presented upon the youthful spirits there the effect of an electric spark. All the dancers of the establishment stopped dancing and surrounded me wltb acclamations. The students and young girls rushed up to me, some bearing bouquets, oth ers glass in band. I was literally cov ered wltb flowers, while the whole place rang wltb shouts, a hundred timea repeated, of 'Vive Beranger! Vive Beranger!' I was aghast, and yet I understood the trick. On tbe point of being col lared by me, the man I had marked down had recourse to this shrewd game, which must have succeeded even better than be expected. I certainly bad some points of resemblance to the illustrious song maker or. the whole world of students and grisettea in tbe Latin Quarter would not have fallen so readily Into his trap. I was as bald as the poet at that time, and at ail times I have bad a certain good na tared, sympathetic benevolence In my appearance such as the portraits of Beranger show to this day. "Well, if the youth of Paris counter signed tbe Intentional error of my clev er scamp I owed It to my resemblance to the poet Though I was tricked. I waa well tricked. It waa not for me to own to these glddypates that I was not Beranger. but Claude, tbe police man, the agent of all the prosecutors. Judges and lawyers wbo under tbe restoration bad done so much barm to their IdoL I escaped from the ova tion, which was becoming delirious nder an avalanche of flowers." the Had to Mend Them. Benham 1 believe In putting my best foot forward. Mrs. Benham I have noticed that yosr toe always goes right threugb roar stocking. Town Topics. For a Few Days To prove the quick baking quali ties of these ranges I will give free with every household range an eight day, half hour strike, alarm clock, like cut. Household Ranges have no equal. T7 A TYT T7 SURFEIT OF ADVICE. I've had a cold And can't endure (The folks to know A certain cure. I'v. been advised Just what to do To make a thing Look good aa new. Suggestions I Have bad my share, Just what to eat And what to wear, ' But since my baby Came. I swear, I set advice From everywhere. Some tell us that We mustn't teed Her more than such A child should need. Two hours apart, And soma say three, And some whene'er She cries tell me. : Don't walk the floor, I have been told. In time she'll be as Good as gold. Don't rock her nights, And, if she cries, To leave ber quite , Alone ia wise. If hiccoughs come "Twere best, some say, To let them wear Themselves away. While others swear k Warm water will Relieve her quick And keep her still. I never knew Till baby smiled How many folks Can raise a child. Detroit Free Press. A Country Seat. There Ware Others. "And is there no hope for me?' de jectedly asked the rejected suitor. "Oh, of course there is hope for your' replied the fair girl. "There are surely lots of girls In the world who are not as particular as I am." Minneapolis Journal. I V? Proper Enough. Tom Here! You've started your note to Burroughs "Dr. Sir." Don't you know that sort of abbreviation is very slovenly? Dick-No. sir. "Dr." is aU right in this case. He owes me money. Phila delphia Press. He'd Been Up. She Then you've been up in the air? He Oh, yes. "Balloon or airship?" "Neither. I was struck by an ant mobile." Tonkers Statesman. His Turn Coming. Ton know Sharpe, the attorney, got rich breaking wills." "Yes." "And now keeps worrying about how his heirs will fight over his money." Kansas City Times. Discovered. "We have been hearing a great deal about the superman, but Is there any such thing as a superwoman?" "Yes. 8he is tbe lady who doeant get off the car backward." Chicago Heeord-Herald. Bunkoed Again. Farmer Ryetop Say. 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