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Cit'iani Whoie Belatiret Stood or Stand
Hi(h in the World.
Presidents and Soldiers, Aathors u
Explorers, Gortraon and Phll
ophera and Oa Qati
, a tha List.
Omaha ta a new city, Just fifty years at
tha greatest count, but among- Its citizens
are not a few who ara members of tha
oldest families, families that have mads
tha history of tha United States; also local
representatives of the families which count
men who ara busy In making- the history
of tha day for children of tha future to
tudy. As a land settled as Nebraska has
been Chief Standing Rain and all of tha
ther real first families having absented
themselves by request can have no long
lineages of tha soil of Indigenous family
trees; those found emplanted In the olty
re all from the older states to the east.
And as tha east Is but the older west, many
of the old families of New England or the
old south ara but upper branches from
the trees of ancient Europe.
Jn Omaha, while there are many who
trace their descent from the great or com
paratively great of former times, there ara
fewer who have close relationship to tha
spoken of In this, tha reign of Theodora
the Strenuous.
Related to Presidents.
Near to kin of one of the sovereigns of
the republic, Benjamin Harrison, is a fam
ily living' in Omaha. These ara Mrs. Har
rison, wife of Russell Harrison, son of
tha president, and her two children, Miss
Marthena Harrison and ' a younger son.
Mrs. Harrison waa Miss Mary Saunders,
daughter of ona of tha early governors of
Nebraska. Governor Saunders was a mem
ber of the United States senate at tha
same time Benjamin Harrison held this
office from his own state, and it was then
that tha younger Harrison met Miss Saun
ders. Mrs. Smith, wife of. Attorney Howard
B. Smith, Is another resident oft this city
who Is related by marriage to a former
president of the United States President
Hayes. , Her cousin, the daughter of her
mother's eldest sister, became the wife of
this president. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Hayes
grew up In tha same town, Chllllcothe, O.
James McKell of Omaha is a brother of
Mrs. Smith and the two are the only mem
bers of the family to coma so far west.
II. T. Lemlst of the C. B. Havens com
pany la an own cousin of the talented and
eocentrlo George Francis Train, Ha Is also
cousin to Elisabeth Phlpps Train, author
of the popular "A Social Highwayman."
The home of this family hag been for many
years In Roxbury, which is now a part of
tha city of Boston. Elisabeth Phlpps Train
makes her winter home In Boston and In
the summer lives at Duxburg, Mass. Mr.
Lemlst and a brother ara tha only members
of tha family who ara living In the west.
Former Mayor George P. Bemls is a
nephew of George Francis Train and was
with him much of his younger year.
rantlly of Writers asd Musicians.
Robert F. Oilder, at present editor of tha
Weekly World-Herald, is a member of a
family of Dutch, French and English de
scent which starting from a home in old
Delaware a house built In 164 which, by
tha way, la still 'occupied by members of
the family has arrived at distinction.
Richard Watson Gilder is at present editor
of the Century and Is the author of sev
eral volumes of poetry. Jeannette I Gil
der,' also of New York, is' editor of tha
Crltio. Joseph B. Gilder, at present oc
cupying the responsible position In the
State department of United State dispatch
agent in London for the European legations
and consulates, is also an author. The
oldest brother, John Francis Glider, who Is
72' years of age, has been a concert pianist
for slxty;flve years, and now Uvea In Bos
tiV He waa a familiar of Gottschalk and
the first Gentile to play on the great organ
In the Bait Lake City tabernacle. - It was
ha who In 1KS6 loaded a Btelnway grand
piano on a prairie schooner at the western
end of the railroad, then not reaching tha
Missouri river, and creased the continent
with It to San Francisco, there to satisfy
tha anergetio craving for muslo In that
In Omaha eleven years ago. The other
brother of this talented family, who died
three years ago, was William 1L Glider,
tha Arctlo explorer and author An polar
exploration. He waa a member of the
Lieutenant Bchwatka expedition which
went to King Williams' land In search for
the remains of Sir John Franklin. A sec
ond time he went to tha Arctlo under Corn
Bander Berry as a relief and searching ex
pedition for the Ill-fated DeLong party. The
relief expedition passed through the Behr
Ing strait In an attempt to reach the Lena
delta, and Its ship waa later burned. Gilder
volunteered to maka tha l.SOO-mlla sledge
trip to Irkuts for help. After six months
on the way he met an expedition from
Irkuts and returned with It For his as
sistance ha was knighted by the fcsar. lie
It was who discovered the body of Lleu
. tenant Irwin of the Fraklln expedition. He
waa the author of "Schwatka's Search"
and of "Ice Pack and Tundra."
Distinguished in the Army.
A woman who comes to Omaha from the
army la Mrs. C. K. Clapp, the daughter of
the late Dallas Bache, assistant surgeon
general of the army at the time of his
death, and who was stationed in Omaha ten
years ago aa medical director of the De
partment of the Platte. The Dallas Bache
family Is, by the way, the direct descend
ants of Benjamin Franklin, the only daugh
ter of that great almanao maker having
married an early Bache. A brother of Mrs.
Clapp in California is also named Dallas
ltache, this name being handed down from
the Dallas who waa vice president under
polk. A alster of Mrs. Clapp Is Mrs. J. E.
MacMahon, wife of Captain MacMakon,
stationed at Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont,
and a second sinter. Miss Bertha Bache, is
an artist In New York.
Another deceased officer of the army in
whom Omaha could feel an Interest was
Genera O. O. Howard, whose son. Guy
Howard, married a daughter of Omaha.
Mian- Gene Waul worth, daughter of the'
well known attorney. MUs Helen Howard,
granddaughter of the sertpus-mlnded fight
ing man, is ona of this year's local de
' but antra. Major Howard was killed la tha
Mrs. W. T. Page, wife of Manager Page
of the American Smelting and Refining
company, la one of Omaha's southern
patricians, being a distant relative of Gen
eral Fltshugh Lee.
W. R. McKeen, jr., assistant superin
tendent of motive power for the Union
'actflc. Is of the family from which comes
ohn C. New.
Mrs. F. H. Davis Is a daughter of the
late Bishop Clarkeon.
Mr. W. F. Baxter la the great grand
daughter of general uodec Napoleon,
Also Cucs Bronchitis,
It gives immediate
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taken the first box I felt so much better I decided to
try another. I have now taken the second box and
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August 13, 1902. Vincennes, Ind.
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Sentlemen Last winter when In a very bad con
dition with a cold on my lungs some friend recom
'mended Milks' Emulsion. I tried it and was surprised
at the results. It cures coughs and colds almost
immediately. It is very fine for throat trouble and I
Qo not hesitate to highly recommend it to any one
suffering from colds, coughs or throat trouble. Yours
truly, Cabx Stahl, of Stabl, Urban & Co.,
Oct. 31, 1802. Terre Haute, Ind.
nW- f
D. O. Clark Is a brother of Senator Clark
of Wyoming.
' Related to Beecker.
Another Individual who can alt In ' the
shade of his family tree when he' has noth
ing' more pressing to do Is Robert Beecher
Howell, insurance man, civil engineer and
legislator. On his mother's side Mr. Howell
Is related tj Ambassador Tower of the
German court, to Henry Ward Beecher
and to Harriet Beecher Stowe and through
his father's family with the late Admiral
John Howell, with Clark Howell, editor
of the Atlanta "Constitution and with the
wife of Jefferson Davis. Mr. Howell's
grandfather was Fhllo Tower and the
family came from Pennsylvania. This Mr.
Tower married the cousin of the great
Beecher. Mrs. Howell, mother of the Ne-
braskan, now lfves Jn Detroit. The Howell
family was a New Jorsey product and, di
viding, one branch went south, becoming
the Howells of Atlanta, Ga., and the other
branch moving to Bath, N. Y., and some
of Us members coming- west, to be pio
neers In the Michigan forests. The Omaha
Howell Is named for his uncle, Robert
Beecher. who was a cousin of the preacher.
Mrs. Helen A Hon wls of 4747 Capitol
avenue Is a cousin of General Lew Wallace.
8. A. Lewis, her son. Is a cousin to the
noted author on both sides of the family.
Tha mother of Mrs. I.ewls was a member
of the Teat family and her sister became
tha wife of old Governor Wallace, father
of General Lew Wallace. This sister died
when tha author was a very small child,
and Mrs. Lewis' mother had frequent
charge of him during his younger days.
Ha is said to have been far from a studious
youth and the members of the family were
not prepared to see him burst Into the
literary Held. The grandfather of Mr.
Lewis, Major Bam Lewis, married Miss
Catherine Wallace, aunt of General. Lew
Wallace, and the author waa his name,
sake. Going back to the larger limbs of
the family tree, are General Andrew Lewis
of the continental army. Betty Lewis, who
married Lawrence Washington, Mori
weather Lewis of Lewis and Clarke, ex
plorers, and Colonel Arlon, who at Mad
ison, Ind., published the first paper In the
state In 1819.
Related to Governors.
A. C. Vsn Bant, who for twelve years
has conducted tha business college, is a
brother of Governor Van Bant of Minne
sota, who Is to be In Omaha soon to ad
dress the McKinley club. The Van Bants,
before they had broken away from the
habit of writing It Z, came from Holland,
and settled In New Jersey for some reason
hard to explain, as they formed no trust
at the time. When the men of this family
have not been shipbuilders they have been
preachers. The father of the governor
and of the local brother broke away from
tha east seaboard and came to Rock Island
In about the year 183. where he continued
tha family business by building boats for
the river trade, rfe died eighteen months
ag-o at tha age of K. Governor Van Bant
was also a boat builder and later drifted
Into the rafting business and a surplus of
funds. He went to Minnesota In 1M0. A.
C. Van 8ant Is the author of a system of
typewriting of which he lias sold l&O. 000
copies. He baa lived In Oman fifteen
Mrs. Ackah 8. Hammond, living- on North
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Twenty-fourth street. In this city, Is a rela
tive of Governor Edwin Warfleld Of Mary
land, end the descendant of a famous
house. Mrs. Hammond has been In Omaha
for thirty-three years and Is tha only
member of tha Warfleld family In tha west
There are many In Maryland. The family
Is descended from Pagan de Warfleld, who
entered England with William the Con
queror. They were granted the manor of
Upton, furnished the material for Eton
college buildings, were among those who
formed the Order of tha Garter, and came
to Maryland In 16C3. .
Related to Queen Victoria.
Bouth Omaha, perhaps. Is entitled to more
esteem than It usually receives as being
the home of royalty, or at least tha dis
tant relative of such. Mrs. Elvira Shroeder,
SI years of age, dalma to be and is so be
lieved to be tha fourth cousin of Queen
Victoria, Mrs.. Shroeder celebrated her
birthday Wednesday. She aa a little girl
remembers Aaron Burr and Hamilton and
has many most interesting reminiscences.
She comes of old Dutch stock, which very
early settled In New England. Mrs.
Shroeder has been for fifty years a resi
dent of Nebraska, first settling with her
family in Beatrice.
Mother Dickie, what do you want for a
birthday present?
Dickie I want to be my own boss.
Jlmmle Yes, .de feller what gives ma dls
message says I should be back wld de
answer by dinner time, aurel
Willie Gee, It must be a touch far da
Snnday School Teacher-1 hope all tha
little girls In my class love GodT
Eva Brown I do.
8unday Bchool Teacher That's right,
Eva, Now tell -us why you love Him.
Eva Brown Got to.
Mother to 6-year-old boy who has In his
prayers asked the Lord to take care of
him, but omitted a petition for his baby
sister) Bobble, you forgot to pray to God
for your sister.
"No, I didn't forget at all. I'll take care
of ber myself." '
Small Harry came running to his mother
one day In alarm, saying: "Mamma, the
little girl next door has swallowed a but
ton." . . s .
"Well," calmly rejoined Tils mother,
"what good will that do her?"
Harry was silent for c moment, then
said: I s'pose It won't do her no good
at all unless she swallows a buttonhole,
The parts played by their respective
grandfathers in the civil war were being
depicted by two of the boys in vivid colors.
The career of each. It seemed, had been
halted by confinement In southern prisons,
and it waa on the latter fact that the
lads laid particular stress. The third
youth, unable to match these recitals with
any military achievements of his own fore
father), preserved an envious silence for
a while, and then, not to be outdone, said,
"Why. that's not so much. My Uncle Bill
waa in Jail a long time and ha waa never
la tlie army at all."
Lung Troubles, Throat Troubles, Asthma,
The Milks' Emulsion Co., Terre Haute, Ind.:
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worse and, after trying all the different cough medi
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sumption. We consulted other physicians and they
all claimed my daughter's lungs were badly affected
and seemed to bold out no hope for her. Finally,
hearing of Milks' Emulsion, we sent for some and it
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as she continued its use we could see her grow strong
and well again. It was a godsend to us and we can
not speak too highly of it. Yours respectfully,
J, Magsb, Conceaut, Ohio.
The Milks' Emulsion Co., Terre Haute, Ind.:
Gentlemen In the past year I have doctored a
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(2 Monument Place, Indianapolis, Ind.
Your druggist
MILKS' EMULSION CO., Terre Haute, Indiana
How the Edict of tks Great Battle Are
Preserved at Brussels.
Aptltnde af the Hotel Keepers Near
the Scene of the Conflict la Snp-
plying; tha Demand for
Aathentle SonTenlrs.
Waterloo and lace are the two great at
tractions that draw thousands of tourists
to Brussels every year. There are, of
course, other objects worthy of attention
in the capital of the little Belgian kingdom.
Its wide boulevards, handsome parks and
artistic buildings are reminiscent of Farls,
so much so that the term "le petit Paris"
has been generally accepted as descriptive
of the beauties of Brussels. .
"Don't talk to me about old guild
houses," was the remark of an American
woman. "I saw nothing In Brussels but
lace, lace, laco everywhere. I dreamed of
It at night and I priced more lace collars
than I could wear in a lifetime, thereby
encountering the frown of many a pretty
shop girl aa I retired with my money in
my purse."
All the inducements for the depletion of
tourists' funds, however pale before the
blandishments of the omnipresent hotel
porter, and the Brussels hotel seem to be
peculiarly well equipped with Individuals
whose chief business It la to devise methods
to'Yelltve travellers of their money.
"There's a fine concert In the park to
night, too grand to miss. Here are a few
reserved seat tickets for one franc each,"
was the first effort of one of these zealous
doorkeepers upon a small American party
on the first night of their arrival in Brus
sels. "What's the music?" exclaimed the man
of the party. "No, we don't like music;
never listen to It." .
"Then perhaps you'd like tickets for a
ride around the town In one of Cook's
wagons. I have tickets for the trip to
morrow." "No, thanks; we're traveling for pleas
ure; don't care much about seeing any
thing," was the unfeeling reply.
At last, however, the tourists rewarded
the ninety-ninth bow of this amnslng. If at
times troublesome, hotel official, by secur
ing tickets from him for tha coach ride to
Waterloo. They were paid for on delivery,
but a parting evidence of the porter's
commercial acumen waa to come when the
price of the tickets was found charged
in the bill, and it was only by dint of
fierce argument that tha error waa finally
Ways of Reaching the Battlefield.
There are three' ways of reaching the
battlefield of Waterloo, by rail, by steam
tram car or by coach. Tha trip by coach
Is decidedly preferable, as one gets an ex
cellent opportunity to see the country and
observe farm and village life In Belgium.
It Is seldom difficult to secure seats, for If
tha one regular and stylish coach la filled,
two old-fashioned yahicioa of ample dimen
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The Milks' Emulsion Co., Terre Haute, Ind.i
Gentlemen Some time ago a friend recommended
Milks' Emulsion as an excellent remedy for colds. My
wife having a cold at the time, I bought a box, which
relieved her immediately. We noticed on the label
that it was good for stomach trouble and constipa
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I started to use your Emulsion, which gave me imme
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affords me pleasure to say that Milks' Emulsion is the
only sure remedy that I have ever taken for stomach
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Yours respectfully, . Joseph W. Attghey, .
S-20-03. , Frakfort, Ind.
The Milks' Emulsion Co., Terre Haute, Ind.:
Gentlemen I have suffered from bronchial trouble
and a severe cough for years and it seemed I could
jet nothing that would do me any good until a friend
recommended Milks' Emulsion. The first box gave me
immediate relief, and after sing two boxes I have no
more bronchial trouble or cough. We have adopted
Vilks' Emulsion as a family remedy for colds, coughs
and indigestion and would not be without it in the
house. Yours,
Mrs. F. Klacsb, 1504 E. Virginia St.,
Jan. 23, 1893. " Evansville, Ind.
will refund your money Sf you do
sions will be brought Into service. It Is
always an attractive sight to see the coach
as It leaves the Place Royal to the mu
sical echoes of the horn aa the farewell
blast is blown, but when the three coaches
are In line there Is always a big crowd on
hand to cheer the departing visitors.
The , field of Waterloo Is about twelve
miles from Brussels, and the coach fare
thore and back Is surely reasonable enough,
7 francs, about $1.40, with an extra franc
for the driver. This, of course, does not
Include the table d'hote lunch at the bust
ling Museum hotel, where tha coaches stop
preparatory to a partial inspection of the
field; neither does It assist In reducing the
numerous half-franc admissions which oc
cur so frequently as to causa wonder and
consternation to those not possessing a
comfortably filled pocketbook. (
If tha road to Waterloo, after leaving the
park, were only as comfortable to the
body as, the beauties of nature are to tho
eye, the limit of perfection , would be
reached. Every foot of the road, except
a narrow strip at one side, is paved, and
with such large, rough stones aa to oc
casion such a prodigious amount of Jolt
ing that the mere memory of It Is a misery.
It Is, therefore, a grateful relief to . tho
passengers to clamber down from their
seats and enjoy the freedom of pedestrians
when the driver pulls up for his first stop
at an unprepossessing looking inn In tha
picturesque village of Waterloo. This Inn,
moreover, Is the first war museum that
tha tourist encounters, and, although ha
may refuse the liquid refreshment that a
bustling Frenchwoman stands ready to
provide, ho cannot gracefully escape the
payment of his first extra half-franc for
tha Inspection of Waterloo souvenirs.
The battle was fought from three to five
miles beyond, but tha village of Waterloo
has given Its name to that momentous
struggle of June 18, elphty-nlne years ago,
because it was . tha duke of Wellington's
headquarters, previous to' tha battle, and
many of his letters and dispatches were
sent from this inn. On that account It Is
one of those places which must be seen
when doing the. battlefield.
The museum consists of two rooms im
mediately over the ground floor. One Is
very small and contains nothing of inter
est. The ether is considerably larger.
Bcores of old muskets, sabers, and otiier
destructive weapons are suspended from
the walls. In glass cases, amid a Jumble
of minor relics, are two or three skulU
and a number of small bones ploughed up
in 1&6. gruesome reminders. Indeed, of
that fearful carnage that has made the
year of 1815 memorable. All these, how
ever, are of secondary Interest, compared
to the three great relics in the room two
old bedsteads and one miserably tattered
armchair. The latter was the duke of
room, and a small desk Is also shown
Wellington's chair when he occupied the
which is said 'to have been used by him.
The duke slept in one of the beds pre
vious to the battle, although not on the
eve of the conflict, for he was at the fa
mous ball given by the countess of Rich
mond in Brussels. Upon tha other bed
Colonel Sir Alexander Gordon, one of Eng
land's most popular officers, died, a few
hours after being brought, mortally
wounded, to the house. Colonel Gordon
waa a brother of the earl of Aberdeen, and
the day after the battle the duke wrote
a, very touching letter to the earl, inform.
Ing him of his brother death, adding! ''He
The Milks' Emulsion Co., Terre Haute, Ind.:
Gentlemen In December I was taken with a severe
case of la grippe, which brought on the worst cough
I ever had, and for four weeks I was under doctor's
care. Part of the time I was not able to leave the
house. My physician said it would be a wonder if I
staved off pneumonia. This frightened me and,
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in a Terre Haute paper about Milks' Emulsion cufing
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The Milks' Emulsion Co., Terre Haute, Ind.:
Gentlemen We have used Milks' Emulsion In our
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- ' v . Yours truly, Jos. ThompsoK, -Oct.'
30, 1902. 1528 Oak St., Terre Haute, IsA. "'
not get result from the first bottle.
lived long enough to be Informed by myself
of the glorious result of 'our action, to
which he had so much-contributed by his
active and tealous assistance."
Relics of the Flsht.
Leaving the unattractive village of Wa
terloo, with Its dirty children, whose only
diversion seems to be to run after the
coach and keep up an Incessant cry for
centimes, the Journey Is continued along
tha same road which was tramped by
thousands of tho allied troops on their way
to action. In less than two miles tha little
village of Mont St. Jean Is reached. This
formed the center of the allied forces, and
a mile beyond marked: some of the fiercest
fighting of the day. The farm of La Haye
Balnte was close by, and that was tha
only position occupied by the allied troops
that Napoleon Captured. A little less than
a mile beyond the village are two monu
ments, one to the memory of Colonel Gor
don and the other In honor of the Hano
verian officers of the German legion. Near
by there formerly stood a large elm tree,
which for years bore the name of Well
ington's elm, as the duke Is said to have
stood under It during the day, watching
the progress of the battle. It has lon
since dlsapieai'ed, carried away piecemeal
by rello hunters.
A few yards beyond this spot and tow
ering over everything cl?e on tha battle
field is the mqund of the Belgian lion. Tho
mound rises 200 feet above the surface,
and so much earth was taken for its erec
tion that the original level of the ground
for nearly a mile around has been lowered
several feet On top of the mound, upon
a granite pedestal, is the enormous lion,
weighing nearly twenty-eight tons,, and
made from cannon captured from the
French during the conflict. It Is a simple,
dignified' and majestic monument of the
great battle that shaped the destiny of
Europe for the nineteenth century. A
splendid view of all the points of Interest
over tha wide field is obtained from Its
summit. The land presents no sharp fea
tures beyond slightly undulating hills, and
It Is cultivated almost entirely with grain.
When seen In the harvest season the yel
low, gently waving tops, spread over hun
dreds of acres, present a wonderfully
peaceful, restful right, and It la diiticult to
Imagine that this Is the graveyard of over
2U.0i) human beings.
Waterloo has alvtays had a peculiar fas
cination for old soldiers, and ever since the
days of Major Cotton one or more retired
English soldiers have passed the closing
years of their, lives there, ejsing out a
fairly comfortable subsistence aa guides.
The dean of his class now Is an old but
cheerful member of a Highland regiment.
He wears an Imposing costume of brown,
heavily trimmed wfth black braid. His
little cane is never at rest as he points
hurriedly here and there over the field In
the midst of his fluent description of ail
the military tactics employed by the op
posing armies. It Is a genuine pleasure to
accompany him to Hougomont, for the in
tensity, of Interest which hs Infuses Into
his words recalls the fearful charges of the
French and their herolo repulse by the
Englivh with startling vividness. The care
that la bestowed upon the ruins of Hougo
mont to keep them in a properly ruinous
condition Is also of material aid in these
reminiscences of 1815.
The uhubJ half-frauo admission la exacted
before entering tha gate of the chateau, In
the above diseases.
New England tha term chateau would be
simplified Into that of .farmhouse. Nona of
the beauties, ancient or modern that tha
word chateau anticipates Is to be seen. Tho
buildings are very plain and are occupied
by farming ' people. The old chapel, now
separated from the main house, is ona of
the most Interesting of the ruins. Tha)
French shells set fire to a portion of tha
chateau, and before they were extinguished
one end or the chapel wss burned and tha
wooden crucifix over the altar was scorched.
To this day It Is said that tha flames stopped
when they reached, the figure of Christ. Ths
figure has always remained In Its original
place, but a wire screen now protects It,
for about two years ago some tourists, tha
guide refrained from Intimating that they
were Americans, cut off ona of the) legs.
The Image has been repaired, and a closer
watch Is kept over the ruins of Hougo
mont. Tha Fla-ht at the Orchard. .
The brick wall surrounding tha Inner
orchard is still perforated with the same
loop holes through which the British fir
mowed down the French as they came up
to the very mugiles of the guns, some.
Indeed, leaping upon the wall only to meet
Instant death. The French never sot In
side the orchard, Napoleon sacrificed
thousands of his best troops In a vain
effort to cantor thlm lmnrnv4Mwf fnriMM
If not the key to the Britluh position, It
was one of the moet Important points.
Had Napoleon been successful It would
have enabled him to turn the flank of tha
allied army, and Instead of St. Helena a
renewed residence. In the Tullerlea would
undoubtedly have awaited him.
In front of the entrance to Houromont
stand three veteran chestnut trees. They
are the only living survivors, perhaps, on
the entire- battlefield of that fateful day.
After the conflict hundreds of trees that
formed the thick wood around Hougomont
were so badly torn and scorched by powder
and ball that they never put forth tha
next season's leaves. Even those that lived
always bore unmistakable evidences of
their fearful baptism by fire. It Is so to
day with those, three survivors. They pre
sent a tugged and battle-scarred appear.
ance. The marks, of age and decay are
upon thum, and as ona leaves the place
he feels like giving a respectful salute to)
those grand, mute "witnesses of so raucb
that represented the horrible realities of
war and yet of so much that represented
human heroism and endurance. New York
Evening Post
Remorse has always been more popular
than self-denial as an expression of tha
When love cornea In at tha door, kglo
flies out of the window.
Credulity Is a masculine vice and a
feminine virtue.
No, madam, we have very little honesty
today, but we can show you candor, which
looks Just like It and s much less ex.
When you hear a man bewailing; tha in
terestedness of friendships, it la safe to
aasume thnt he has just tried, unsuccess
fully, to g?t something from his friend. .
A person may know how to do things
well without knowing what to do; that
is how we have attlsts wn,o are not good
Intuition Is the Inability to find a reason
for one opinions. National Magaslne.

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