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HISTORIC HOUSE AT NES, IND. VINCEN- Where Harrison Li-red When Be Got erned Indiana Territory Used aa Fort In 1834-tcene of the Famona Conference with Tecnmseh. " William Henry Harrison's old home stead at Vincennes, Ind., has Just been sold to E. 8. Shepard for $2,000. The building was erected by Gen. Harrison n 1804 at a cost of $20,000, nearly 400 acres of land being exchanged for the bricks alone. Here John Scott Harri son, father of former President Benja min Harrison, was born, and here Gen. William H. Harrison, afterward Presi dent, held his celebrated conference with the Indian chief, Tecumseh. The purchaser of he historic home has be gun to repair the damage caused by years of neglect, and expects to restore it to its original appearance and pre serve it as a memento of American history. The old home remained in the bands JÍ the Harrison family until 1S40, when it passed to William Pigeon, who handed it down with his estate to Flavlus Pigeon, who in turn was forced to sell it to E. S. Shepard. Since it passed out of the hands of the Harri son family it has Berved a multitude Hi 6ir OLD BOMB OF W, HAKK180N. of purposes, ranging from a hotel to a fold for sheep in the winter. Around this building, erected in 1804 and then claiming the distinction of being the most pretentious structure Vest of the present State of Ohio, cen ters most of the territorial history of Indiana, Michigan, Illinois,- andWis consin, when all of that great area was Included in what was known as "In diana Territory," presided over by Gov. aiTison. Jorseveral years jtwas not only' the official residenceind building of the Territory, but the ammunition storehouse as well. It was in this house that the territorial representatives met. Here were entertained Thomas Jeffer son, Commodore Perry and other Illus trious lights of American history: In the northwest room John Scott Harri son, father of ex-President Benjamin Harrison, was born, and in a shutter In this room Is a hole made by a bul let fired at William Henry Harrison by a hostile Indian that night while k was pacing the floor with a new born babe. In 1801, when William Henry Harri son came to Vincennes, he recognized the necessity of an official residence, which would also serve as a territorial "White House," an Indian fort, and an ammunition warehouse. The Indian troubles were becoming serious. It was thé beginning of that crisis which Te cumseh brought about, and which closed with the battle of Tippecanoe. The house was erected to meet of these requirements. Though it has stood for almost a century it is probably the most sub stantial building in Vincennes to-day. It is by no means antedated in archi- tecture. Every bit of the material en tering into the construction was made or finished by hand. The rafters are of walnut and the finishing is in the finest black walnut that could be found in the forests of Indiana. The sashes. doors, shades, casings, wainscoting and finishing in this highly polished wood looks as bright to-day as when they were put In place. The work was done by the best workmen he could bring in from the East. There are big old iasmonea fireplaces in every room, and even in the cellar. The bulldin; was made as nearly fireproof as possi ble by packing clay between the ceil ings and the floors and between the walls.-- - " The building overlooked the Wabash river, and was in one corner of Harri son's plantation of 1,000 acres, which , he named "My Plantation Grouseland." The yard was surrounded by high pal isades, making the interior an Indian fort The house itself was originally surrounded by a colonial veranda. Wil liam Henry Harrison was seated on this when Tecumseh arrived on that memorable mission, in 1809. Mr. Har rison had taken precautionary steps to head off trouble. The council cham ber faced the window. He secreted two full companies of territorial ml fitia in the chamber. As Tecumseh and his warriors came up the path, Ithey had little idea they were in range if 200 muskets, with only a thin wood en shutter between them. Harrison bad evidently studied his bearing. He jwas seated on the porch, In his shirt pleeves, leisurely smoking and reading. fie did not see Tecumseh until he eached the porch, and then he went Idown, shook hands, and Invited him to the hospitality of the house. Tecum- ft u. eh maintained the dignified resera of a representative of an offended peo pie, and declined the invitation, in forming Harrison that he had brought his retinue, his tents and his provender, that he came not to ask favors or ac cept them, but he came to demand th rights' of his people. He saial be woulc pitch his tent "over under that elrx tree." This he did, and under itt branches from August 10 to 20 a dra matic and historic conference lasted. It was- within hearing distance of the house, and Mrs. Harrison viewed most of iife proceedings from the porch. It was during this conference that Tecumseh called Harrison a liar and pushed him backward off the bench. Harrison drew his saber and demanded I an explanation. Tecumseh then drew that striking simile between his act and that of the white man pushing his people off their lands. Here, too, Te cumseh thew himself to the ground and embracing it avowed that the sun was his father, the earth his mother an.l he would rather repose in her bosom than to make concessions and betray his people. The Harrisons left for Fort Harrison, Terre Haute, In 1811. Gen. Harrison was then en route to jaeet Tecumseh in battle. ' The climas of this move was Tippecanoe, which shattered the great Tecumseh conspiracy. The organiza tion of Illinois and Michigan reduced Indiana Territory to Its present limits, and the Harrisons went to Corydon, then made the seat of government. AN HISTORIC SPOT. Place Where John linll Bade George Washington Good-Bv. "It Is with the greatest pleasure I In form you that on Sunday last, the 17th ; Inst. (1776), about 9 o'clock in the fore-: noon, the ministerial army evacuated there existed a love that was little the town of Boston, and that the forces short of mutual adoration. All the lit of the United Colonies are now in act- i tie girl's ambitions seemed to center In ual possession thereof. I beg leave to congratulate you, sir, and the honora ble Congress on this happy event, and particularly as It was effected without endangering the lives and property of J the remaining unhappy inhabitants. I have great reason to imagine their flight was precipitated by a work, which I had ordered to be thrown up I DORCHESTER HEIGHTS MONUMENT. last Saturday night on an eminence at Dorchester, which lies nearest to Bos ton Neck, called Nook's Hill." Thus WTOte Gen. George Washington to the president of Congress March 19, 1776. The city council of Boston has just ap proved plans submitted by Peabody & Stearns for the Dorchester Heights monument which marks the spot where Gen. Washington stood and watched the British sail away. The plan shows a type of tower common in colonial times, with fountain and memorial tab let on the most conspicuous side. It will be built of old-fashioned brick with dark headers. The trimmings will be of Indiana stone or white terra cotta. The height of the monument to the base of the steeple will be about 75 feet The original appropriation for the mon ument was $25,000. LADY LOUISA TIG HE. Sole Survivor of the-Famouo Ball He'd on the Kve of Waterloo. Lady Louise Tighe Is the only sur- W& if if- " vi-vor of those present at the Duke of j and pr0ceeded to replace the old man Richmond's famous ball on the eve of ; 8lon with a spiendid new palace. It LOUISA U. TIOHE. the battle of Waterloo. She wa child at the time, but distinctly remem bers the whole scene described In By ton's "Chllde Harold," A FAMOUS BEAUTY. DAUGHTER OF A GOVERNOR AND WIFE OF ONE. Mrs. Kate Chase Fprsicne, Once the rodal and Political Queen in Wash ington Died in Obscurity Incidents of Her Interesting Career. . The death of Mrs. Kate Chase Sprague, wift of a former Governor of Rhode Island and daughter of the late Salmon P. Chase, at one time Governor of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury and chlef Justice of the united States Su- preme Court, which occurred at Edge wood, near Washington, not long ago, closed a highly dramatic career. , She was born In 1840, the only daugh ter of Salmon P. Chase, and owing to the death of her mother she early be came mistress of her father's house hold. Her father, the most famous member of a family whose scions had already gained fame at the bar, on the bench and in the Protestant episcopate. was already one of the leading lawyers in Cincinnati, when, in 1849, a coalition of Free Soilers and Democrats sent him i to the United States Senate. At the ex- : piratlon or his term, in 1&5. a some- what similar coalition elected him Gov- , ernor of Ohio. In 1857 the Republican j party returned him to the gubernator ! ial seat. I How much of his advancement he owed to fhe personal popularity of his , daughter Kate cannot be estimated. It ; is certain that before she had passed out of her teens she was spoken of not only as the leading belle of Cincinnati, but as one of the most astute politicians in Ohio. Between her and her father him Just as she was reaching the maturi ty of her charms her father became a great figure in national politics as can didate for the Republican Presidential nomination. In 1860, and Secretary of the Treasury In, Lincoln's cabinet a KATE CHASE SPRAGCR. year later. In the latter position he won a reputation second only to that of Alexander Hamilton. At the height of his power he established his home at Edgewood, where his daughter has just died. Here the most Illustrious men of the nation, the most distinguished vis itors from abroad, were always wel comed. And here Kate Chase ruled su preine over a crowd of admirers. A little prior to this time she had met William Sprague, the man who was to become her husband. Sprague was born In Rhode Island, in 1830. In 1856 he had succeeded to the management of the print works, established by his grandfather, and continued by his father and uncle. In 18U0 he had been elected Governor of his State. In Sep tember of that year he had headed a deputation from Rhode Island to the dedication of the statue of Commodore Perry in Cleveland. It was then that he first met Miss Chase. It was a case ; of love at first sight, and on Nov. 12, ! 1863, they were married, all fashionable and official Washington being repre sented at the wedding. Mr. Sprague had just been elected United States Senator from Rhode Island. The honeymoon was spent in Provi dence. Mrs. Sprague cast her eyes over her husband's broad ancestral acres in j ,vnr tn-wn.renamed the sdoi Canonrhet, still remains an unfinished Aladdin's palace. Possibly it was the headlong extrava gance of the wife in this and other mat ters which made the first rift In the matrimonial lute, but, in fact, the two were utterly dissimilar In taste, in character, in ambitions, Mrs. Sprague took far more interest In her father's political future than in her husband's. She devoted herself to the former with even more assiduity than before her marriage. With the wealth at her com mand, with her brilliancy, her tact, her unfailing charm, of manner, she easily remained the center of attraction In Washington society. All these glfte of fortune were utilized in the effort to make Salmon P. Chase President of the United States. Chase, who had left the Democratic party on the slavery issue, was willing to become a candidate of a reconstruct jed Democracy, and In 1868, when the Inational convention 'was held in New York Mrs. Sprague opened up quarters there In the Interests of her father.i Every effort was made to bring the man and the platform into harmonious relations, but failed. The convention would not go far enough to suit Mr. Chase and the latter was unbending. He did not long survive his disappoint ment. In 1870 he suffered a paralytic stroke and in 1873 he died. His death precipitated a rupture be tween Mrs. Sprague and her husband. After that event she became less cir-. cumspect in her conduct, less reticent MISS KATE CHA8B AT THE HER MARRIAGE. TIME OF about her domestic troubles, more ex travagant in her expenses. cin.n, v, -..,o i , , I " i . ... T " , , I HaU''1 Jam"? Ks the best, culminated In a request that she should I name some friend In whom she had j t know that my life was saved by Piao'a confidence and whom he might take ' Cure for Conusmption. John fA. Miller, into his. She suggested Roscoe Conk- Au Sable. Michigan, Awil 21, 1895. ling The husband was staggered, j My Monthly Regulator c- NOT F..I Conkling was his enemy, politically as lAUlt3i- fcOI rKEE. Mrs. b, rowak, Mil well as personally. Moreover, It was j wke. "'s- Conkling 8 name tnat was linseu wltn r, i ,ho nofn f capital. Nevertheless, so desperate were his straits for even then the shadow of financial ruin was impending that he consented to unbosom himself and lay bare all his private affairs to his foe. On Aug. 10, 1879, occurred the sensa tional episode which was the first blow to the political prestige of the New York Senator. Mr. Sprague, returniug home to Canonchet unexpectedly from an interrupted journey, surprised Conk ling breakfasting with his wife. He gave him half an hour to leave the house under pain of death. Mrs. Sprague, with her accustomed audaci ty, laughed at 'Willie's threats" and heartened the Senator to remain, but the return of Mr. Sprague with a shot gun made the Senator beat a precipi tate and ing orioue retreat, the shotgun in his rear. The flight of the wife from Canon chet followed on Aug. 31. Then came divorce suits, brought by the wife against the husband and by the bus band against the wife. Finally an amicable arrangement was reached, and on May 27, 1882. a decree of divorce was granted. Mr. Sprague retained the son, William Sprague Jr., and Mrs. Sprague the three daughters. Sprague afterward married the daughter of a Virginia farmer. While the Governor spent his time in litigation, trying to save something out of the wreck, Kate Chase retired to Edgewood, the small property left by her father In the suburbs of Washing ton. There she lived during the last fifteen years, with steadily dwindling fortunes, until a few months ago she was offered by Secretary Gage a clerk's position in the Treasury Department, over which her father had once pre sided. She dei-lined the place, and only a few weeks ago, Edgewood, covered with mortgages, was ordered to be sold. . Of her children the son committed suicide in Seattle in 1890, but her three daughters survive her. The eldest. Ethel, went on the stage, but a short time ago she married and retired from public view. A Method of One Painter. G. F. Watts, who Is now in his eighty-third year,, constantly exposes his canvases to the full rays of the sun. to let the light burn into the wet paint and dry with it. He believes there need be no fear of fading after a pro cess that so severely tests the colors. Mr. Watts uses no maulstick, his brushes are of a great size and hard ness, and he has always been more fond of stippling than of delicate brush work, often pounding the color into his canvas to Insure permanence. He has rarely worked directly from the living model, but modeled fragmentary stud ies m wax and clay for the particular parts of the figure required In his pict ure. Eur Bicyo Ins;. ns. The Sultan of Morocco has a some what imperial method of amusing him self with -cycling. A couch is rigged up between the wheels, and on this the monarch reclines, studying the cyclom eter and the compass, while his attend ants pedal for him. Daniel Defoe His Choice. The Prince of Wales says that his fa vorite book when he was a boy was "Robinson Crusoe." Dull children are more agreeable than those who are Impudently smart, and do better in life. A West Indian Hurricane Recently traveled op the coast at will, and acted in an entirely different manner lrom any other storm. Sometimes dyspepsia acta in the same way. It refuses to yield to treat ment which haa enred similar cases. Then. Hostetter'a Stomach Bitters should be taken. It has cured stomach trouble for hali a cen tury. The Horaestake mine. South Dakota, is said to have yielded $80,000,000 in gold in its twenty-two years of opera tion. Throw Physic To The Dogs. Constipation is treated by an intestinal tonic and- liver stimulant, palatable, gentle, yet potent Casca rets Candy Cathartic. AU Drug gists, 10c, 25c, 60c. The postmaster-general reports an increase of 14 per cent in the sale of postage stamps, stamped envelopes and postal cards over that of last year. 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