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The Way Gladstone's fighting Ancestor Tirst Went to the Wars
' "When I wa a Uoy. " sftld William
Gladstone In ono of his speeches , "I was
particularly proud of n certain youthful an
cestor of mine , who ran away from homo to
fight at the battle of Neville's Cross. The
manner In which tie eluded parental vigil-
nnce end escaped to the wars dons ns much
to his Ingenuity as to hla courage , " ( Speech
of Hlght Hon , W. K. Gladstone to luo
. pupllfl , Chcotcr schools , 1SSO. )
Tie ! writer had been at some- pains to dis
cover who this particular ancestor was , and
has finally succeeded In Identifying him as
William Gledstanes ( such was the ancient
form of the Gladstone family name ) , who
dwelt at Manltowo , on Ifio Scottish borders ,
whcro his father held lands from the first
carl of l > ouglas. No book ban over been
published on the former William Gladstone ,
but through the courtesy of Miss Florence
Glatetone and of Sic William Fraser , author
of "Tho Douglas Book , " enough family and
' local tradition has been gathered to make
plain the story of tills icraarkablo bay.
For Will Gladstone was only a boy when
In 1316 his father , GlcdsUncs-of Manltowo ,
wa.1 called upon by ( ten overlord , Earl Doug
las , to marsh against the EngllJh.
Now little Will wan very anxious to go
forth by his rather'a sldo and fight In the
Scottish army ; but , ns the boy was of small
gl.o and slender stature , the old lalcd of
turo would brand him as a coward , and ( so
ho argued ) his father , while ho might pardon
him for disobedience * In polng to the wars ,
would never forgive him for crying craven.
Drawing hla dagger from his belt , the
boy succeeded In cutting a deep gash la the
horschldc. Uy this means ho admitted suf
ficient air into the Interior of the cuirass to
save himself from suffocation ,
When the laird of Mlntowc reached his
ovcr-lord'n camp , near Hawlck , ho ordered
the horaehlde removed from King David's
Aplcndld present. What was the astonish
ment of Earl Douglas , the entire army , and
of the laird In particular , when there stepped
out of the ( j.rtnor a small boy no other In
deed than youijg Will Gledatancs.
"My lord , " cried Will's father to the Doug
las , who stood smiling at this strange aceno ,
"In thin gracelets brat you behold my own
scci. For weeka ho has pestered mo for
leave to come to the wars , but I have ever
tald him nay. "
"And now , " put In the earl , "ho hath
cleverly outwitted you and como In eplto of
your prohibition. "
"nut ho shall Instantly be sent back "
"Kay. nay , old friend. You cannot send
him back. Surely you forget that this cuirass
and all Us contents have Just been presented
to mo In the king's name. I claim this lad
as I claim the cuirass. Let him be my
page and fight by my side. "
The Inlrd throw up hla mailed hands In
mock despair.
Manltowo dcclilcd thnt It was fnr better for
him to wait awhile before exposing himself
to the English upcnrs. Battle to a knight a
eon hi those days meant very much tlm same
no a successful entry Into college docs to a.
boy In our own timo. So Will Glcdstancs
was bitterly disappointed \\Cien his cough ,
but loving , parent said that It was better for
lilni to postpone his entry Into the ranks of
VBut little Will , llko-ma illustrious dcscqnd-
nnt the ex-prcmlcr of England , was not of
the kind that cam easily bo turned aside. In
Ills lonely little room , high up in ono of the
turrets of Mlntowo Peel , ho set about think
ing of Bomo way in which ho could elude hla
fp.thor's vigilance and go to the wars In spite
of all. Hut for a long time no Idea occurred
to him and It seemed as tfjough ho must re
main behind after oil , when the Oledstaneu
forces marched across the border.
II. '
Now It happened that King David II of
Scotland , desiring to conciliate Earl Douglas ,
liad commissioned Gledatancs cf Mlntowo to
present to that famous warrior a superb
cuirass of polished Milanese armor. This
gorgeous piece of Iron work arrived at Min-
tovo on the day before the Gledstanes troop
began Its inarch.
Llttlo Will Gledstanes was eager to ex-
nmlno this cuirass ; and , during the night
preceding the departure of his father , ho
crept down the winding stair of the castle
end stole on tlptoo Into the armory. There
In the moonlight lay the armor. It was an
enormous cuirass for the Douglas was a
Klaiit lu size ; so largo Indeed that a small
boy like Will Gledstanw would have no
difficulty In bestowing himself comfortably
in Its leather-lined interior.
Hearing his father's step on the stairs ,
Will hastily crawled Into the cuirass to
cocapo the parental displeasure. Hardly was
ho ensconced In this novel hiding place whou
the old laird sounded his 'buglo. and bade his
merry men make ready. Warned by a
dream , ho had resolved to set out under
cover of darknera Instead of waiting until
Afraid to stir. Will aicdetunos heard the
nien-ot-anns bustling about the armory , and
presently a hareo-hldo was wrapped about
the culrasj Intended for Karl Douglas , and
the king's gift ( with the boy still crouched
Inside ) was lifted from Its place and dcpos-
UCeil In ono of the wagons which wcro to
accompany the forces. Llttlo Will , finding
tilmsolf thus trapped , felt intlicr pleased
than otherwise. To cry out at that June-
In nil the world thcro Is no other treatment
o pure , so sweet , ao safe , no tux-edy , for pie.
BervtiiK , purifyingami beautifying thogklu ,
ecalp , uiul hair , and eradicating every lui-
tnor , M warm lathi with CITKTIU SOAI- ,
Biid gcntlo anointings vrlth CiTicuiu ( olnt-
mem ) , the ircat eklu euro.
. . .
QJ"ill AWui Uil Bill , ( v ) l ? nl | llr
"Have your way , my lord , " he exclaimed.
"Let the young scamp flght the Engllch ,
since ho came in Douglas' cuirass to do so. "
So Will Gledstanes fought at Neville's
Cro's after all , and a stout little warrior he
The Favorite- Story of HPII Friuikllii
In Ills 11 < > > liocxl.
It Is related that Benjamin Franklin once
had the boy fever to go to sea. This fever
was a kind of epidemic among the boys of
the time , a disease ot ttie Imagination , as it
were. It was largely owing to the stories
that were told them Hobkieon Crusoe ami
Bailors' yarns. But there was one house in
Boston that In itself was a story. It was
made of brick and rase over the town , at the
North End , In the "Falre Green Lane. " now
decaying Chatham street. In It lived Sir
William Phlpps , the first provincial governor
under the charter which ho himself liad
brought from England. Sir "William had
been borm poor. In Maine , and had made his
great fortune by an adventure on the eca.
The story of Slndbad the Sailor was hardly
more than a match for his , with Its realities.
Ho was one of a family of twenty-six chil
dren ; ho had been tau&dt to read and write
when nearly grown up ; had come to Boston
as on adventurer nnd had found a friend in
d comely and sympathetic widow , who helped
to educate him and to whom he used to cay :
"All In good time we will come to live In
the brick house In Falre Green Lane. "
This was ono oC the favorite stories of
Benjamin Franklin and It was cne of severs !
that so haunted the minds of Boston boys of
that day that It caused their pulses to beat
and longing for tde sea to eo rise In them
that not a few ran away , cc tried to.
Let us suppose It to bo a cold winter's
night , when the winds are abroad and the
clouds fly ovar the moon. Joslah Franklin
has played his violin , the family has sung
"Martyrs , " the fire Is fulling down and "peo
ple are going to meeting , " ns a running of
sparks among the foot was called , when such
a thing happened In the back of the chim
ney. Llttlo Ben's Imagination Is hungry and
fie asks for the twice-told tale of Sir Wil
liam. He would be another Sir William him
self some day. By the dying coals U < nclo Ben
tells the stccy. What a story It was ! No
wonder that It made an Inexperienced boy
want to go to sea , and especially such boys
as led an uneventful life in tbo ropewalk erIn
In the candle shop.
Let us cnuggla down by the fire on this
cold cilght In Boston town , beside little Ben
aud Jennie , and listen to the story. Uncle
Ben. mayhap , shakes his snuffbox and says :
"That boy dreamed , dreams In the day
time , but ho was an honest man. " Uncle
Ben rang thcso words like a bell In his
story. "Ho was an honest mac ; but a man
In this world must save or bo a slave , and
young William's mind went sailing far away
from the New England coast , cud a-flalllcig
went he. What did ho find ? Wonders !
Listen , and I will tell you. William Phlps
or Phlpps went to the Spanish main , and ho
began to hear a marvelous story there. The
sallora loitering In the ports loved to tell
the legend of a certain Spsalsh treasure ship
that had gcr.e down In a storm , and they
Imagined themselves finding It and becoming
rich. The legend seized upon the fancy of
William , the Bailer , and entered his dreams ,
It wan ally a vague fancy at first , but lu
the twilight of one burning day a cool Inland
of paims appeared , end as It faded away a
sailor who Hlood watching It said to him :
" 'There Is a sunken reef off this coast
somewhere ; wo are steering for It , and I
have boon told that It was on that reef tbut
the Spanish treasure ship went down. They
say that ship had millions of gold on board.
I wondcj if anybody will over find her ? "
William was an honest nu.n.
"It was early evening at sea. The chadows
of night fell on the Bahama Islands. The
sen and the heavers seemed to mingle. The
stare were In the water ; the heavens wcro
there. A strccigor on the planet could not
have- told which was the sea and which was
the iky. The sails were limp. There was a
dlcnco round , The ship seemed to inovo
through eomo region of space. William
Phlpps sat by himself on the deck and
dreamed. Many people dream , but It la no
UEO to dream unless you do. He seemed to
ace her again who had been the good angel
of hla life ; ho saw the gabled liouto In the
bowery lane , and two faces looking out ot
the same window over Boston town. Wil
liam was honest.
"Ho dreamed that ho himself was the
master of a ship. He saw himself In England - -
land , In the presence of the king. He was
master of an expedition now , In his sea
dream , Ho finds the sunken treasure ship.
Ho Is made rich by It , and returns to Bos
ton and tluda the gibled house In tbo cool
green lane by the sea. An honest man was
Sir William. Ho wan not Sir William then.
Ho returned to Boston with hla dream ,
William etayoJ In port for a time , and then
prepared for a long voyage ; but before ho
went away ho obtained a promise from the
widow that If she ever married any ono
It khould bo himself , There was nothing
wrong In that. The ship owners saw that
ho had honor , and that they could trust
him. Ho was advanced In the service , and
tin learned how to command a ehlp. He
returned and married the widow , and went
again to try and reap the harvest of
the ea for her , carrying -with him his
dreams. Ho was an honest man.
"William Phlppg , the sailor , heard more
and more In regard to the sunken treasure
chip , and ho went to England and appllcc
to the king for ships and men to go In
search Ot this mine of gold In the eca. Gold
was then the royal want , and King James'
heart wan made right glad to hear the bold
adventurer's etory. The king put at his
command ships and men , and young Wil
liam Phlpps now Commander Phlpps went
to the white reef In the blue Bahama sea
and searched the long sol wall for treasured
faithfully , tut In vain. Ho was compelled
to return to England as empty-handed as
when he went out. Ho heard ot the great
admiral , the duke of Albemarlc , and wen
Introduced to him by William Penn. The
duke heard his story , and furnished him
with the means to contlnuo the search for
the golden , ship In the coral reef.
"Ideals change with realities and will Is
way. Commander William bethought him
of a new plan of gaining the needed Intelli
gence. Might not some very old person
know the place where the ship was
wrecked ? The thought was light. He found
an old Indian on a near Island who remem
bered the wreck , and who said ho could
pilot him to the very spot whcro the ship
hod gene down. Captain William's heait
wan light again. With the Indian on board
ho drifted to tho.rippling water over the
"Below was a coral world In n sea as
cle-ar as the sky. Out of It flying fish
leiped , nnd. through It dolphins swam In
pairs , and over It sargasso drifted like shad
ows. Captain William looked down. Was It
over these placid waters that the storm had
made wreckage many years before ? Was
It hero that the exultant Spanish sailors had
felt the shock that turned Joy to terror ,
rjnd sent the ship reeling down , wlt/h / the
spoils of the Indian caciques , or ot Incarlil
temples , or of Andrean treasures ? The old
Indian pointed to a sunken , ribbed wall In
the clear sea. The hearts of the sailors
thrilled cs they stood tlhero under the fiery
noonday sky. Down went the divers down.
Up 'One came presently with the news , 'Thfe
wreck Is there ; wo have found it. '
"Search , " cried Captain William , with a
glad wife nnd a gablchouse in Boston town
before his eyes. "DownI" Another diver
came up bringing a bag. It looked'Tlke a
salt 'bag. ' An officer took an axe and sev
ered the .bag. The salt flew ; the sailors
threw up their hands with a cry out of
the bag flew a glittering stream of gold.
Captain William reeled , illls visions were
now taking solid forms ; they created for him
a now world. "Down ! Down ! " ho com
"They broke open a bag which was like
a crystal sack. It was full ot treasure , and
lu Its folds was a goblet of gold. They
shouted over the treasure and held up the
golden cup to the balmy air. It had .doubt
less belonged to the Spanish don. More
salt bags of gold. The deck was covered
with gold. It is related that rae
of the ofllccrs of the ship went mad at the
sight. But Captain William did not go
maJ as he surveyed the work of the men
In the vanishing twilight. Ho had been
there In spirit before ; toe had expected some
thing , and he was. on Jamlliar ground when
ho found It. He had been a prophetic soul.
Ho carried homo the treasure to
England , and , soul ot lionor that he
was , ho delivered every dollar of It to the
duke. His name filled England ; and his
honesty was a national surprise , though why
it should Tiave 'been ' , wo can not say. But
didn't I tell you he 'was an honest man ?
"The duke was made happy , and began
to cast about to bestow upon him a fitting
reward. 'What can I do for you ? ' asked
his highness.
" 'I have a 'wife In Boston town , over the
sea. She is a good woman. Her faith In
mo made mo all I am. She Is the world
to me , for she believed In mo when no cue
else did. "
" 'You are a fortunate jnan. We will send
her the go'blct ' ot gold , and It shall bo called
the 'Albemarlo cup. ' The Imagination of
C.intaln William Phlpps must have kindled
and "glowed lie received ' '
as the 'dead don's
cup , ' which In Itself was a fortune. 'Anil
to you , for your honor and honesty , shall
uu KIVUII ii anipio loriune , ami inero snail
bo bestowed upon you the honor of knight
hood. You shall bo able to present to
your good wife , whose faith has been BO
well bestowed , the Albemarlo cup , In the
name of the duke of Albemarle and Sir Wil
liam Phlpps. '
"Captain William Phlpps returned to Bos
ton a baronet , with the Albermarle cup.
The widow that ho had won was Lady
Phlpps. New England never had a wonder
tale like that. The Albermarle cup ! The
fomo of It filled 'Boston ' town. There It
stood In massive gold. In Lady Phlpps' sim
ple pralor , < unong humbler decorations. Hv.'o
strange it looked to her as she saw It. T en
must have arisen before her the boy from
the ilalno woods , ono of twenty-six school
denied children ; the ungainly young sailor
with his hot temper and scars , the dreamer
of golden dreams ; the captain , the fortune
finder , the knight. Another link was soon
added to this marvelous chain of events.
The house of gables In the green lane was
offered for sale. Sir William purchased It ,
and the Alncmarle cup was taken Into It ,
amid furnishings worthy of a knight and
lady. The two looked out of the upper win-
low over Boston town. IHo was an honest
man. After this many-time repeated decla
ration that Sir William was an honest man ,
LJnclo iflen added : 'A man must get his
Ivlng somehow ho must get his living
somehow ; either ha must save or bo a
slave. ' "
Some AVcirilN AVIilc-li YoiiiiKNterH Fire
lit the KlilLTH.
When young people want to turn the tables
on the elders who are always asking thorn
questions they can't answer , a little study of
the dictionary will arm them with- number
of posers capable of bringing down college
A literary man of fame and a master of
the English tongue was asked the other day
i y a merry girl to spell aad deflno "glffcn ; "
ho gave It up on both counts , yet "glffen"
Is a proper English word , neither obsolete
nor archaic , nor provincial , nor technical.
The young girl and her mates had been mak
ing a game amccig themselves by giving out
to each other for spelling and definition short
words that , like "glffon , " could be consid
ered a part of the living literary English
tongue ; to allow any others was to make the
game too hopelessly difficult ; as It was , when
any ono was able to show acquaintance with
a word en some one else's list she bad
greatly distinguished herself.
Those are some of the words they Intro
duced to each other : Taggle , ergo I , untie ,
vanltlcd , awn , ballnal , bandog , bezojr , od ,
mourweo , dollap , mazer , dlpodo , cofman ,
'Bobby ' Aunt Nellie , what became of the
swine that had evil spirits cast Into them ,
In the bible ? Aunt Nellie They plunged
head forcmcst Into the sea , Bobby. 'Bobby '
( triumphantly ) Not a bit of It , Auntie.
They wcro made Into deviled ham.
Old Nurse 'Well ' , how do you like your
now little sister ? iBertle Oh , nursle , ask
mamma not to name it a girl name It a
boy , so I can have a kid to play with.
Lady guest ( to hostess ) Hcally I couldn't
rat another hot roll , dear. I don't know
how many I'vt > had already ! Freddy ( fitting
opposite ) I do ; you've eaten eight ! I've
been counting.
Teacher What do you know about the
early chrlstUna ? Tommy Our girl is ono
of 'cm. She gets up In tbo morning and
goes to church before breakfast ,
"O , mamma , do Christiana eat preachers
Jusl like , the cannibals do ? " "Why , no , my
child , What put that notion Into your
head ? " "I heard 'Mrs. Deckon Hay that she
wau going to have her minister for lunch. "
"What a wonderful painter Hubens was ! "
remarked Mr. Jones at the art gallery.
"Yea , " assented 'Mrs. ' Jones. "It Is said of
him that ho could change a laughing face
Into a ead ono by a single .stroke. " "Why , "
spoke up little Johnny , In disgust , "my
schoolmaster can do that. "
"Boys , " said the school teacher , "who can
tell mo Oeorgo Washington' ) ) motto ? "
Several hands went up. "Phillip Perkuale ,
you may tell. " "When In doubt tell the
truth. " i
Mamma Dorothy , do you know who ate
my raisins ? Dorothy ( turning over the
leaves of her book more rapidly ) 'Mamma ,
you told mo yesterday come filing ; arj fet
ter left unpaid. Isn't that one of them ?
llov , Longuecker I wish I could think of
some way to make tbo congregation keep
their eyei on me during the uermon. Llttlo
Tommy Pa , you want to put the clock
right behind tbo pulpit.
Urgentnecessity demands bold action. Never before was such a salable stock of Furni
ture , Carpets , Stoves , Crockery , Draperies , House Furnishing Goods , etc. , etc , , offered at
such remarkably low prices all seasonable goods. The final opportunity to buy anything
in the home furnishing line at these low prices.
WE MOVE MARCH 5TH , SURE , to 16th and Farnam Streetsbuilding formerly occu
pied by Morse Dry Goods Co.
CI LIll -
Antique , cane scat . . . 74c
Wood Seat . 33c
Removal Sale Prices , BED Hlir LOUN013- bargain . . 9 60 Removal Sale Prices , Removal Sale Prices.
IHON BEDS white enamel 3-P1ECU SUIT JBED ROOM . .1275 BRASS HODS- Dish Pan 12c
brass trimmed very pretty Per fool/ 3c
. , wools .
worth J8.50 this PioTins 3c
week 24c Carpets. CURTAINS Q5c Pudding Pans 6c
CA11RIAGB 4.35 CURTAINS 3,20 Koyal Flour Sifters 9c
COMuMODE Removal Sale Prices.
2.85 n ac
IHg- bargain . * Pins 4c
TABLES 85c PADS lie TAPESTRY CURTAIN" Potato Mashers 3c
CHILD'S I3IIUSSELLS 55c LOOI'S per pair , I9c
FOLDING 3.55 STAIR Graters 5c
CRIB . HOPE 2.55
5.75 2lc 1.55
Antlriuo > > Per yard . CURTAINS . Bread Pan Gc
Antlmio 5.75 DOORMATS 34c TAPESTRY Per ynrd 39c Wash Basin. 7c
JIEDICINH CAUINET 97c HASSOCKS nig1 variety 33c DARPERY STUFF- (3c ( CotteoPols 15C
Each 9c Broom action . CURTAIN POLES 2c Lunch Baskets lOc
CENTER TAHLE 80c CHATTING f I8c Per foot Wringers 1.45
Polished Oak BRASS TRIiM'MINGS ' 9c
JAPANESE Four fold SCREENS 3,65 LINOLEUM 37c Per set , Coal Hods 16c
LADIES' UEED IlOPKEIl 98c VELVET CARPETS i , 70c Package Stove Polish. . . IOC
SIDEHOAHD B4.50 AXMINSTKU CAIU'ETS 97c Wash Basin - , . 15c
Solid Oak
COBBLE mahogany II ROCKBH ilnlsh 2.55 C-4 per FLOOR square OIL yard CLOTH I6c Towel Boilers 8c
LIBRARY TABLES 2.65 Removal Sale Prices , Mincing Knife 5c
HIGHCHAIRS Scrubbing Brush 8c
COAT RACKS 7c Removal Sale Prices. CHINA TEA
HALL ( TREE B.50 GUAKANTEED GASOLINE < SET 7.50 Tiie items and prices
FOLDING 12.75 STEEL RANGE SET- 2.75 here quoted only represent
BEDS . "Star ISElate" ' LAMP nnd
BANQTTI sent small share of
BAMBOO 34c G-HOLE , RANGE and 2175 GL013E 2.80 a
EASELS RESERVOIR HANGING LAMP and what we are offering this
3.65 9,65 SHAUI3
Oak Guaranteed week never before have
KITCHEN1 CUPBOARD 2.65 OVEN For Gasoline. Steve 95c 95c such inducements been
90c made. !
COTS Good baker . Ilellector , complete. . .
If you have not the
SURE , to 16th and Far cash we will sell you
nam Sts. , building for
merly occupied fcy the oil easy weekly or
Morse Dry Goods Co. monthly payments.
Splendid Specimens of the Giants Composing
the Broadway Squad.
iMrnNiiremciit of Perfectly 1'ro-
cMl KiilKlitx f < lic Club
_ A FIIIIIOUN Family of
Modern GIiuitH.
iThe reorganization of the famous "Broadway
squad" has restored one of the spectacles of
Now York's chief thoroughfare. In truth
the sight afforded by the ninety bluo-coatcd
giants who guard the Broadway crossings ,
from the Battery to Forty-fifth street , Is
worth looking at by these who talk about the
physical degeneracy of the modern man.
The shortest man In the lot stands 0 feet 2
inches In his stockings , and the heavy police
chocs and helmets add'a few Inches to this
generous natural endowment. They tower
above the eddying throng that fills the street
all day long like so many blue beacons above
a stormy sea. Women , children and the
physically Infirm make for them from blocks
around , certain that they will be safely
piloted through the wilderness of trucks ,
cabs and cable cars that turns the street Into
a very Charybdte during business hours.
The two roundsmen In charge of the two
sections of the squad arc probably the big
gest policemen In the world. Their names
are Archibald Taggart and 'Harry Graham ,
and they are perhars the best known men
In the city-because of their towering stature.
Graham was for a long time the patrolman
| p charge of { he Twenty-third street cross
ing , ono of the busiest corners In the city ,
whcro he became a familiar figure to thou-
canJs who paised his post dally. Taggart has
likewise done a long eervlco on Broadway ,
for ls year * h roblwd Ut cable jut cm of
Its victim at the Vesey street crossing lu
the down-town district.
Graham is the tallest man In the metro
politan police foice , standing 6 feet G1 .
Inches. Ho Is 38 years old , and when he
joined the force In 1SS5 Jio was called the
"lightning rod cop , " because he was then so
very tall and thin. Ho Is ono of the athletes
of the department , and by constant exercise
has kept his waist line down , Instead of suc
cumbing to the policeman's usual tendency
to wear larger and larger -belts. - At present
ho weighs 215 pounds , which Is no more
than Is proper for a man of so largo a frame.
His chest measurement IsI2' Inches , while
his waist measures 3VInches. . The Inner
seam of his trouser leg is 39' Inches long ,
and -the outside measurement , from hip to
heel. Is fifty and a half Inches. His arm
measures twenty-seven and three-fourths
Except In the matter of height Taggart Is
In every way a larger man than Graham.
Ho Is 33 years old and In every measurement
except height , which Is six feet five and one-
half Inches , has developed , considerably since
ho became a policeman ten years ago. His
stripped weight has Increased from 24G to
27S pounds , and his dimensions show a cor-
icsponiJIng change. It takes forty-seven
inches of topa to reach around his chest , a
good record even for a big man. His waist
measures forty-four inches nnJ his arm
thirty inches. Ills hip to heel measurement
Is only half an Inch1 Ices than Graham's , but
the Insldo of his leg is an inch and a half
shorter. He wears a 10V shoe and a ! > U
glove , but In comparison with his other di
mensions his hands and feet are not largo.
"While both thcso men are magnificent
specimens of physical development , nclthor
of them conforms exactly to the proporllona
laid down for the physically perfect man.
Graham Is long-waUted and his arms arc
rather short for his height , while his Inches
would Justify a somewhat greater amount
of avoirdupois. Taggart , though morn
nearly approximating : the figures quoted by
the experts as Ideal , has an Inch or two to
spara about tbo waist. Ho also has an un
usually long arm and hand , so that when he
4lands with outstretched arms ho spreads
nearly eight feet , several Inches more than
the reach allowed to the model man. It maybe
bo said In passing that perfect men , accordIng -
Ing to the Ideal standard , are not numerous.
There Is , psrhaps , ono In 100,000. Though
the records of the New York police depart
ment extend bunk over a good many years and
cover the physical examination of thousands
of applicants , there Is but one man In all
the list whoso measurements correspond In
every point to the proportions laid down by
the standard authorities us indicating o per
fect physique , Ho presented himself fnr ex
amination same months ago and has not yet
got on the force , Ihough it Is likely that he
will bo taken on before long.
While the two roundsmen who are New
York's chief prldo among the members of
the police force are not absolutely perfect
In their proportions , their magnificent
physiques are such as almost any man would
bo glad to own , It has been often said that
the police department makes a mistake In
trying to isoouro giants for Its service , and
that smaller men would bo livelier and inoro
effective In thief-taking and the general work
tint falls to a policeman. The record * of
Ihrae two men do not bear out this assertion ,
however , Graham Is ono of the ull-around
athletes of the department. Ho can sprint
100 yards In eleven seconds and finds no dlf-
Icully In clearing a four-foot wall at a hop.
Taggirt , being a heavier man , is not BO
lively on his fret , "but " he lws an arm and
list like the bun hi ess end oC a pile-driver , and
It Is suld that ho can put up a pugllstlo argu
ment which few men would care to face.
During their long terms of service as patrol
men neither Taggirt nor Graham over had
to report a serious accident at their cross
ings , which wcro two of the moat crowded
In the city. They were promoted , not for
ttit-lr lzo , hut on account of lliclr efficient
records on the force.
Roundsman Taggart comes of a family
whcso members are all remarkable-
their litlKht. It la doubtful If there Is any
other household/ / In the country that can equal
trem In this respect , Taggart was born In
Newburg , N. Y , , whore his eovcn brothers
nnd three slstera fitlll reside. Of three
eleven brothers and slaters , the ohortest
ono of the girls measures flvo feet nine
Inches , while the tallest , who Is aljo the
youngest , tower * six feet eleven and one-
half Inches. Their aggregate hlght Is sixty-
nine feet ; ao that , standing on ono another' * !
shoulders , they would irnxo a very Impos
ing American liberty polo. The eight boys
of the family weigh something over a ton ,
Hero Is the family roll call :
Height ,
Ago. Weight. Ft. In ,
Gcorgo -13 C G
William 33 23S G C
Andrew 36 250 C 4
Archibald 33 G 5' *
Charles 31 G l"
.Samuel 23 230 G
Nathaniel 25 2SO n n
Frank Leslie 21 21S G uy.
Kllzabcth c 9
Ai.nlc G 1
Rebecca 5 10
The father of this extraordinary family
was Janiea Taggart , a native of Ireland ,
whoso height was G feet 2 Inches , and wheat
at ono time weighed 1)75 ) pounds. The
mother , still living , is not ubovo the average
Tbo giant of the family , Frank L. Taggart ,
lacks but half an tncti of measuring seven
feet. About a year ago ho was Inspired by
his brother's success as a policeman to ecck
admission to the service. He made u journey
to New York for that purpose , U takes a
good deal to titartlo the citizens of the
metropolis , but young Taggart created a
gc < iuno | tiensatlun nnd was followed by an
admiring crowd of small boys wherever he
wont. The clerks In the civil service bureau
wore thrown Into a panic by his appearance
and had to get a new set of measuring In
struments before they could ascertain his
Taggart's stature proved a bar rather than
an aid to the realization of his ambition , and
le was rejected In the physical examination.
The department has a rule which provides
that the inkilmum weight for a man six
feet shall bo 150 pounds and that for every
additional Inch In height bo must weigh
fifteen pounds more. At that time Taggart
tipped the tea lea at just IDS pounds , but In
order to be accepted de should have weighed
272 , Ho aalJ that 195 pounds was considered
below his usual weight ; that ho hud been a
little "off his feed , " and that alter going
homo to "llcah up a bit" ho would return
and try again. Thus far ho has not reap
peared and Is probably still trying to ac
cumulate the necessary avoirdupois.
Although Taggart and Graham arc the
stars of the New York police force In the
matter of height , there are a number of men
who are orly an Inch below them , and there
are 400 men lu the department who rneaxuro
over six feet. There will be no difficulty ,
therefore , In keeping up the average of the
Broadway squad or la adding to Its mem
bers If necessary.
Most New Yorkers are delighted u ( the
restoration of the platoon of giant * , for the
squad has a famoui history , and baa been
a great recruiting ground for high olllcers
of the department. Thomas Byrnes was atone
ono time the commander of It. Chief Wal
ling was from Its ranks. Inspector Wil
liams was a Broadway cop before he became
a captain In the Tenderloin precinct. Moses
Cortrlght , the present deputy chief , whoso
height Is six feet two Inches , was the short
est man in the squad when ho Joined Its
ranks In 1S7G.
The Broadway squad wan the especial prlda
or Chief Byrcics , and during the time when
ho was supreme In Mulberry street it
established a remarkable record. It Is said
that 'Byrnes ' , In accordance with his cuirtom
ot letting habitual law-breakers know
what to expect , Informed them that
if they attempted to "da any work" In
Broadway the town would bo made too hot
to hold them thereafter. Accordingly , for
several years 'there ' was not a single burg
lary within the territory covered by the
squad , and Its mom bore got the credit , which
they no doubt deserved , of being tho- meat
emclent body of police In the city. The
men at present In. this service are anxious
to emulate Iho record ot their predeces
sors , and are doing most effective work.
Of the 781 Unlversallst ministers In the
annual register seventy are women.
Mrs. Balllngt'on Booth says : "Tho world
docs not need more sermons It has them by
thousands ; It needs tha llvcd-out sermons. "
The Indiana. State Board of Health it-com
mends Individual chalices In the communion
services , Isn't thl3 mixing lip church and
state ?
The total number of Roman Catholics In
India Is reported to bo 1,805,245. The nuiuuar
of native Catholic priests is G55 and Uicro
are 745 European priests.
Dwlght L. Moody has admitted Hint in to.
cent years , though his meetings have ITCH
as largely attended as over , their results , an
shown by statistics as to additions lo rhurch
The Chicago Training School for Mission *
during Its existence of twelve yearn has tent
out ninety-eight foreign niitslrnarlra , 1)35 )
deaconeiMM and seventy home mlisluinrlca
and evangelists.
The pope has become the owner of one of
the P.acat residences In I'arU , after a Ic-ngihy
litigation before the tribunal of Limoges.
This hotel was bequeathed lo the Vatican by
the late Marquis du I'lcssin-Dolirre.
The bbhop of Londrn has been presented
with a mitre , which he proposraJo wjuar. It
Is made of burnished Ivory ami is Tc cntic < )
with the words "Hollaeai to the Lord' " lu
Hebrew. Greek , Latin aud Engllili.
Dr. Charles L , Thompson , who was elected
secretary of the Board of Homo MI&ilotM ol
Itio Presbyterian church , has not yet signified
his acceptance , and it may bo that Drs. Hob *
orts and McMillan may continue lu office until
the next assembly ,
Of the GG2 IVotcstant Episcopal churcliei
In ( his country about 11 per cent of tha
whole , 385 , are free and open churches , with
no rental of pews. The eucharlst Is cele
brated once a month In 113 eCiurclics , twlco
a month In ninety-eight , once a week In 430 ,
twleo a wock In forty , three times a week
In ten and dally In sixty-five. In 100 churches
thcro Is a dally ( nans , 194 churchru have altar
lights , 253 u o wafer bread and 423 tha
mixed chalice , while In thirty-seven Inccneu
Is offered ,
Rev. James Eclls , pastor of the Presby
terian cliurcti of Englewood , N. J. , hns an-
nounccd his retirement from his pastorate
and from the Presbyterian church , because
ho no longer accepts Its doctrines. Mr. Kelln
Is a son of I Jr. Hells , who was a professor In
Lane temlnary , Cincinnati , O. , some year *
ago , It will bo remembered that Dr. Hrnltii ,
who was tried for heresy by the Prcsbytcrluo
church several years ago , was president ol
Lane seminary.
To Any Reliable Man.
Uarreloui upplUnco Dd one month i reiuodlti
ot ion puwvrwlll tia teal on trial , wIlKout any
aAvnnet luivrunt , bj lluo iiirernost company in lit *
world In Ih * treatment tit mtu emk , troktn. Hit.
couraxed Irooi effects of eice , worrr. urcr-
work.&c. llappr mnrrl ve ircurud. complete res
toration or development of oil rouun eondllloni.
Tli * time of Itili&Ur l > Mmllcd. Hi ] l' . O. I ) ,
aciioroei no c

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