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ISITOIIS to the Naval academy frequently write
letters to the authorities in Washington asking
why it is that the body of Admiral" John Paul
Jones Is allowed to remain in an obscure corner
under a stairway in one of the Naval academy
halls. It is proposed eventually to provide a
fitting resting place in the academy chapel for
the remains of the great sailor, but one delay
after another has como and the delay has not
only caused comment, but complaint.
When the remains of the admiral were
brought to America there was a great commom
meliorative service. Theodore Roosevelt, who
was then president, members of his cabinet and
officers of high, rank In the navy spoke in praise
of. the deeds of the hero, but when the exercises
were over forgetfulneas seemed to como where
all had been attention. s
John Paul Jones not only had a stirring,
warlike life, but his life was touched with ro
mance of a gentler kind.
The British government thought enough of
thl3 man to cause to be posted at every sea
port in tho United
Kingdom this placard:
For the Capture of
Commanding an Amer
ican Ship, the Gov
eminent will pay
the sum of
10,000 Guineas.
John Paul Jones was
the first man to pluck
h laurel wreath for tho American navy. Taking
Into consideration the means at his command, his
bxploita were more daring and fully as successful
Us those which forty years later gave luster to
the name of Bainbridge, Rogers, Porter and De
catur. Of the deeds of John Paul Jones, though
they are written down in the histories of four na
tions, tho world seems to know comparatively
Little today, while of the man, John Paul Jones,
immmmW.MIlMm M W made captain of the Providence.
tthcugb volumes of speculation have boon written,
Itbo world knows almost nothing. From his youth
jho seemed to prefer that everything touching his
tinner self ehould bo shrouded, though he was
(nothing loath to demand proper recognition for
'tho acts which hdl performed for hl3 country's
There have never been lacking insinuations
that the real reason for the admiral's reticence
arose from his desire to hide certain things which
had been said touching his parentage. It was
commonly reported at tho time that John Paul
'Jones, though born to the family of John Paul, a
.thrifty Scotch gardener at Arbigland on the Sol
way Firth, was in reality the son of Lord Selkirk,
ipon whoso eatfito Gardiner Paul delved. Care
ful Inquiry has disproved the scandal. .Irnnlo
JVIncduff, the mother of tho naval hero and the
wife of Gardener Paul, was a woman of charac
ter, posst'syed in full measure of the homely do
mestic virtues. .
It must bo said here that the American ad
miral added tho name Jones to his family namo
of Paul at tho time when he first made applica
tion for a commission In the American navy. Why
the namo was added, though speculation has been
'rife for more than a century, no ono to ihls day
knows. The boy Paul, the young?st of live sons,
fwaa born in a little cottage standing in a glade
near whfre tho Nlth comes flowing into the Sol
jway. Wheu only twelve yeara of age he was
apprenticed toa ship merchant at White Haven,
a village here1 years afterward tho people fright
ened their children into obedience by the men
tion cf "the demon, Paul Jones."
The future admiral's first voyage took him
.to tho Rappahannock river of America. Twice
or three times the trip was repeated, and finally,
lowing to the death of his master, the apprentice
jwas released from his engagement at tho age
jof Bixtern. An elder brother had settled on the
;banks or tuc American river, ana wun mm me
boy UveJ ami studied for some time. Ho again
went to sea about tho time that ho attained his
majority, sailing for Scotland as a for'mast hand
In a. brig. On the voyage the captain and mate
died, ond the crew placed Jones in command. On
his arrival in Scotland the owners of the vessel
gave him the berth of captain.
On ft voyage outward
bound from Scotland,
Jones, as captain of the
merchant brig, ordered
that a mutinous carpen
ter bo fiogged. A year
afterward the man died,
Jones enemies said as a
result of the beating.
Jones' friends said as
the result of a long-fixed
disease. Tho youthful
captain succeeded in
clearing his character in
tho eyes of all unpreju
diced persons, but tho
treatment that ho re
ceived while under sus
picion, at tho hands of
his former Scotch
friends, so aroused hia
indignation and anger
that he quit Scotland'
never to return except
as an implacable enemy.
Jones, or as he was
then, John Paul, was
next heard of living in
penury, near Fredericks
burg, this country. The
Revolution came on. At
the time of the battles
at Lexington and Con
cord the colonies did
not havo a single vessel
afloat. There was no material for a navy save
Bomo good sailors. The future American admira
walked to Philadelphia in tho autumn of 1.75 and
appeared before the marlno committee appointed
by congress to make some provisions for a navy,
and when asked his namo he said "Jones, ana
by that name history has since known him. ine
committee would have paid little attention to his
request fcr a commission had It net happened
that one of Its members, Richard Henry Lee,
knew something of the career of the supplicant
sailor. He waa given a commission a3 first lieu-,
tenant of the Alfred, a merchantman, which had
been made over Into a man-of-war, and placed
under the. command of Commodore Hopkins. To
the masthead of this vessel Jones, with hia own
hands, hoisted the first ensign ever shown on an
American man-of-war. It wa3 the famed rattle
snake flag, with the motto "Don't tread on me."
Py a remarkable coincidence, como time later on
tho Ranger Jon-es displayed at the peal: the first
bit of Stars and Stripes bunting ever flung to tho
breeze of an American man-of-war. A little later
he had the honor of hearing fired in recognition
of the fame flag the first salute which it ever
received from a foreign nation, the roar of the
guns carrying with it the acknowledgement by
France of the independence of the United Colo
nics. John Foul Jones physically waa not a heroic
looking figure. He was only five feet tall and
ci light weight, but In his fighting qualities his
ounces counted like other men's pounds. His
face was grave and thoughtful, and his eyes were
as sharp as his cutlass. The fleet in which Jones
nailed tinder Commodore Hopkins was a miser
able affair, and llopklns was the weakest of com
manderf. Jones succeeded In Inducing his supe
rior to sail for Nassau, where under tho direction
of the Junior officer a vast amount of Rrittsh
Ktnres were seized. On tho way back to the
United States the British frigato Glasgow was
sighted, but it escaped the American fleet owing
to the poor seamanship of Hopkins. A court of
inquiry was hold, and it was determined that if
Jones' suggestions had been carried out the Glas
gow could have been captured or sunk. Hopkins
felt disgraced rod became a bitter enemy of his
carrying twelve guns. He cruised
about, capturing many merchant
men, and finally when off Nova Sco
tia he fell in with the Jdilford, a
huge Rrltish frigate, which was dis
guised aa a trading ship. 'Jones
bore down on it until he was within
pistol Ehot of the vessel. He then
discovered his error, and by mag
nificent seamanship succeeded in
reaping without a scratch, although
a single well-directed broadside
would have sunk his ship. The Milford chased
the Providence, but was quickly left astern. Tho
Rritish ship kept firing at the Yankee long after
it was out of range. In contempt and derision of
this act of the British captain, and knowing that
Jiis aetions were being watched through a glass.
Jone3 ordered a single sailor to stand at the stem
and shoot a musket at tho pursuer every time he
tired his big bow chaser.
After serious trouble with the Jealous Hop
kins, ,Tone3 was finally given command of tho
Ranger, eighteen guns. He took a number of
prizes on 1 ho way, and finally put into a French
port. At Pari?, ho met the American commission
ers, Silas Dean, Benjamin Franklin and Arthur
Lee, and they secured him an audience at the
French court. By request he aided In planning
tho operations of D'Estaing's fleet, which was
shortly to leave for America.
Tho heroic fighting career of Jones was Just
about to begin, though with the fame that ho won
in the next few months came the undying hatred
of all the people of his native country, and there
camo also tho loss of the only woman he ever
loved, and whom he had hoped one day to make
his wife. British privateers had ravaged tho
American coast, had seized ' American merchan
dise and had burned some American towns. Jones
believed in making reprisals, and he spread terror
and alarm along the Irish, Welsh and English
He chose, however, as the place of direct at
tack White Haven, where he had lived a3 a boy
and a youth, .and tho masts of whoso shipping
were in sight of his birthplace. He contemplated
burning all the vessels at the place and looting
the town. David Freeman, deserter from Jones'
ship, spread the alarm among the Inhabitants of
the town, and Walllngford, ono of Jones' lieu
tenants, was slow In carrying out some of his in
structions. As it was, however, the expatriated
Scotsman succeeded In capturing one of the fort3
which guarded tho place, leading the land attack
in person. With his own hand -he spiked every
gun in the fortification, and then turned his atten
tion to tho firing of the shipping. As ho was
about to carry out this design a vast armed mul
titude appeared. They had been led to the sceno
by the deserter, David Freeman. Not to bo
balked in a part of his design, Jones succeeded
In boarding ono of the largest merchantmen in
the Solway and applied the torch.
Tho Ranger had no sooner put out from tho
Solway than it ran acrors the British man-of-war
Drake. The Drake was by far the heavier armed
and manned, and a better cqulpred vessel than
the Ranger. Jones, however, gave battle at onco,
and after a bloody fight he took the British ves
sel and hauled down its colors. He took his prize
Into a French port. The French people were not
accustomed to naval victories over the English,
let alone to victories won by an inferior force,
and the name of Jones at onco became the syno
nym for heroism.
After spreading terror once more along the
coast of the British Isles, Jones returned to Amer
ica to find tho war ended.
Jones was essentially a sailor of fortune, and
he went to St. Petersburg, where he was made
an admiral in the Russian navy. On his way
thither he stopped long enough In Denmark to
fllrtiwith the princess royal, who fell violently In
love with him. Thirty English ofBcers In the
servico of Russia threatened to resign if the "pi
rate" were commissioned. Catharine said:
"You'll have to double your number to make tho
loss equal to the gain." They stayed in tho serv
ice. After winning honors in naval battles for
Russia Admiral Jones went to Paris There he
was alternately grave and gay. Ho could have
married into the houses of any of tho nobility,
but tho memory of a Scotch girl was in his heart
and thcro it stayed to tho exclusion of all other
loves until tho day of hU doath,
Excellent Peach Cake That Is Guar
anteed to Please Preparation
of Sheep Kidneys Fried
Bananas with Meat.
For an excellent peach cake use
rhis recipe, which never fails to give
satisfactory results if carefully fol
lowed: Half a dozen eggs, the weight of
eggs in sugar, half their weight In,
flour, grated rind of ono lemon, and
two tablcspoonfuls of lemon Juic.
Beat the egg yolks till they become
pale yellow In color and thicken. Grad
ually add the sugar and lemon Juice.
Have the whites already beaten stiff
and dry. Cut and fold one-half the
quantity Into the mixture, and then
cut and fold In crie-half tho flour the
remaining white?, and finally ihe rest
of the flour. Bake In two Ehallow
pans. While the cake is baking peel
some peaches and cut into sections
from end to end. Sprinkle with lemon
juice, which will prevent discolora
tion. Cover one layer of the cake
with the sliced fruit. Sprinklo lightly
with sugar. Cover this with tho other
layer, which must be right side up.
Spread the top with the. icing, recipe
for which follows, and decorate with
sliced peaches.
Icing Grate the thin rind of a
lemon into a cup. Into thi3 sift
through a wire sieve enough peach
juice and pulp to fill the cup one-half.
Flavor with a few drops of almond
extract and the juice of half a lemon.
Gradually beat in confectioner's sugar
to make a smooth spreading paste.
The amount of sugar required is about
three-quarters of a pound. The sugar
must be beaten in slowly, a little at
a lime. . j
Oranges can bo substituted for the
peaches when desired, and these also
make a delectable combination with
the cake.
Two sheep kidneys, yolk of an egg.
lemon juice, seasoning. Skin and
core the kidneys and cut in small
Melt one ounce of butter In a stow
pan, boll, then add pepper and salt.
Stir briskly over tho fire for about
five minutes or until the meat looks
cooked. Then take the pan off tho
fire, drop in the 3 oik of an egg and
mix. Add a few drops of lemon juice.
Have ready as many rounds of toast
as there will be breakfasters. Butter
these and spread the preparation on
them, having all very hot.
Fried bananas mnho. a tasty accom
paniment to cold beef, mutton, or veal,
and may be new to pome where fried
apples are quite familiar.
Slice them long and thin, mix lemon
Juice and sugar, and marinade the
slices in this for from fifteen minutes
to half an hour. Drain, dip in flour.
End brown in hot butter. Sprinkle
with powdered sugar.
Sheep and lamb kidneys furnish a
number of delicate morning viands.
If perfectly fresh and gently cooked
they are both delicious and digestible.
Pudding for All Seasons.
One pint milk, four eggs, two
ounces large raisins, four tablespoons
marmalade, a few slices stale cake,
five lumps sugar and a littlo grated
lemon rind. Put tho sugar to (lis
solvo in the milk, add lemon rind.
Whisk the eggs and stir into the nilk.
Havo ready tho raisins stoned, cut
each one in halves and with the
halved raisins pressed against it, line
the inside of a well-buttered mold.
Now pour in the custard, tie a sheet
of paper over the mold and a cloth
over that and boil gently one hour.
Serve cold with hard sauce. Thl3
recipe comes from a very old cook
Corn Fritters.
Cut the kernels from four good
sized ears of young corn. Add two
beaten eggs, half a. teaspoonful salt,
a sakspoonful pepper, a cup of flour
pressed down and heaped a little, and
a cup cold mlik. Have ready a hot
frying pan well greased and drop in
tho batter by spoonfuls. There should
be enough for a dozen. Do not let tho
fritters touch. Cook in relays, frying
on one side four minutes, then turn
and fry the other. These arc deliciou3
ns an accompaniment for chicken or
to serve for breakfast.
Jars Must Be Whole.
Nov.' that glas3 jars are used by
most housekeepers in preference to
cans for putting up fruit and vege
tables, it is important to know a few
precautions which must bo observed
if success is to follow.
Jars must be whole. Cracks may
mean fatal burning at a critical mo
ment, besides the loss of the contents.
Jagged places on the top are more
dangerous, because less considered.
Not only does the glass chip off fur
ther, but it means escaping air and
spoiled fruit.
Lemon for Washing.
A careful laundrcs3 always uses
lemon on wash day. She puts half a
lemon, sliced, . In tho boiler full of
whito clothes. She maintains that It
net only whitens them, but is helpful
In removing slight stains.
Chocolate Doughnuts.
Ono cup cugar, one egg, one cup
milk, littlo salt, one-half cup cocoa,
two teaspoons baking powder and
pastry flour to roll. We are very fond
of these. You. can uso sour milk and
oda if you wish,
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f f suits of Calumet Baking
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I I no flat, heavy, soggy biscuits,
I 1 Just the lightest, daintiest, most 1
V uniformly raised and most deli-
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Cyril Why so?
Reggy We havo been Insulted. The
other day the firemen rescued us fel
lows from tho burning clubhouse, and
now the" reporters havo the account
headed, "A Few Things Saved, but
Nothing of Value."
. "I might know this conservatory be
longed to a baseball enthusiast."
"Because It has so many pitcher
An Ohio man aged 70 married a girl
aged 20, and deeded her 500 acres of
land. Then she had plenty of grounds
for divorce.
A bowl of these crisp
fluffy bits served ' with
cream or milk is some
thing not soon forgotten.-
What's the use of cook
ing breakfast or lunch
when Post Toasties, ready
to serve direct from thc
package, are so delicious)
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