The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, July 31, 1908, Image 2

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    Flag sf Chesapeake
Its Purchase by William Wal
dorfAstor and Presentation
to a British Museum Its
Capture In Battle J J
F the expatriated American Wil
liam Waldorf Astor had wished
to increase his already great un
popularity in the land of his
filrth he could scarcely have done any
tliliig more apt to effect such a purpose-
than what he did In purchasing
thfi flag of the frigate Chesapeake and
presenting it to a British museum
About three months ago the report
teas published that the flag had been
5nx hased in London at an auction
safe- and that the purchaser was an
American Who could it be Some
said Cornelius Vauderhilt others 1 P
Morgan but at the time nobody
dreamed that it was bought with the
TSiw of keeping it In England instead
of sending It to this country where
it ought to be preserved in the opin
ion of most Americans at least It is
nearly a century since the great battle
Tvas fought between the Shannon and
tie Chesapeake during which Captain
liswrence commander of the Ameri
can frigate uttered his immortal and
dying words Dont give up the ship
Between the people of the Britisli em
pire and those of the leading Ameri
can republic the most cordial relations
IiXTe long prevailed and it Is felt to
lib an act of peculiar impropriety that
0 man born in America and inheriting
a great fortune from ancestors who
Bcade their money in this land of liber
ty should be the one to fan the dying
eazuers of any hostility still existing
ilr Astor obtained the flag at tn auc
tion sale of objects collected by the
Safe T G Middlebrook Besides the
Chesapeake relic there was n the
1 m m ni n
collection the bugle on which accord
ing to accepted tradition the order
ras sounded for the charge of the
Light brigade at the battle of Bala
clava in 1S54 Mr Astor bought the
IjogTe as well as the flag paying 4230
J3rrthe latter and presented both to
tie- Royal United Service museum
rclucli was the same thing as present
ice them to the Biiik h government
sJbce the museum is supported by the
The captured Chesapeake was bro
jyn up about ninety years ago and
isxrr of her timbers went into the con
struction of dwelling houses in the
town of Portsmouth England After
Hie Shannon and the Chesapeake had
iambarded each other at close range
rfer five minutes and had then come
alongside and been lashed together
Captain Lawrence already seriously
vounded jrive the command for his
Imgler to ciI the hoarders The bu
jer was found hiding and so over
tome with feir thit he could not
sound the command Then it was
that mutiny signs of which Lawrence
dtovcrcd just a- h was about to
Cjvz battle was manifested TIk de1 iv
was- fatal and the English boarded
The American vpl Lawrence
sras biing earrk 1 below repeating
Dout ghe um t ship I When an
Boyish ciitITt i jptod t j pull
uovr the American colors and place
above them the uiion jatk the i li
zards beeauie iwistJ and led to the
stars and stripes appearing abow tie
Hnglisli coloir FIv v then roep
by tlu otSi er ii command ot the
Bhamion and the British U3idshipaau
Trho had pulled do vn the American
colors was killed his head being taken
off by a shell The flags were at last
jeversed firing by the Shannon ceased
and the Americans surrendered the
battle lasting about eleven minutes
The Chesapeake flag originally meas
ured four feet by four feet six inches
and eight tenths of its surface was
taken up by fifteen stars on a blue
field All of the flags stripes except
ivro are now missing
Sir Astor was born in New York In
S4S but for about a score of years
has lived abroad and for nearly ten
Jears has been a British subject
Tj lCv 2 raS
Wrf w
What That Meant to an American Who
Wss Living In Paris
When you are fined a franc In Paris
It means that you pay 12 francs 7
centimes or just over half a sovereign
This Is the only conclusion to which
one can come after reading the curi
ous experience of an American citizen
who Is staying In Paris to complete
the education of his sons lie lives in
an apartment near the Arc de Tri
oniphe and the other morning one of
his servants committed the impru
dence of shaking a carpet out of the
window after 0 oclock A lynx eyed
constable saw her and immediately
climbed the stairs rang the bell eu
tered the apartment and drew up a
summons against the tenant The
American was called and gave his
I did not know it was a breach of
the law he said But as I have
broken it I must pay How much is
You will be fined 1 franc replied
the policeman
There you are answered the
American and he held out the coin
But the agent iefused to take it
Later on ho remarked as he with
drew you will be summoned before
the justice of the peace
Some days later the delinquent was
invited to appear before the juge de
paix and obeyed the summons He
was obliged to wait three hours in an
antechamber Then he was admitted
Do you admit asked the magis
trate having broken the law
I do was the reply
Good You are fined 1 franc
There you are then And the
American again held out the franc
But the magistrate would have none
of it
You will pay the sum later You
will be advised when You may withdraw-
The American took his departure
considerably surprised at so many for
malities in connection with a franc
fine A few days later he received a
stamped paper inviting him to pay
first of all 1 franc the amount of his
fine plus 23 centimes the amount of
the decimes plus 11 francs 48 cen
times the amount of the costs making
in all a total of 12 francs 73 centimes
The American paid but as he left the
police court he remarked
In America a law which forced a
citizen to pay 12 when he had only
been fined 1 would be considered a
hypocritical and dishonest law And
we would not tolerate it long you
bet London Globe
Half a Dollar That the Traveling Man
Hated to Spend
The 50 cents I hated most to spend
said the traveling man went to the
Canadian Pacific railroad I dont mind
paying for things I get but this par
ticular expenditure couldnt be in
dorsed for value received
A number of us got into St John
N B one night just in time to catch
the night train for Boston We got
aboard only to learn that the train
didnt carry a diner Now a long
night ride without dinner isnt a pleas
ant prospect so we besieged the con
Why dont you start on the Mont
real which pulls out just ahead of
us he said It carries a diner and
we can pick you up at Frederickton
No danger of your passing us we
asked and he assured us that he
couldnt very well as there was only
one track So we all piled out after
leaving our baggage in our Pullman
It was surely a fine scheme we
thought as we dined at our leisure in
the Montreal train After dinner we
sought the nearest smoking compart
ment in a sleeping car and prepared to
wait in comfort for Frederickton Junc
Then along comes a much uniform
ed official and demands 50 cents each
for the privilege of eating a meal and
having a smoke aboard his train We
explained carefully that we belonged
on the other train had given up the
price for Pullman berths and further
more that we had been sent aboard
this train for the sole purpose of get
ting our dinner Didnt the Canadian
Pacific run both trains we asked
But it was no use We had to pay
Washington Post
Bismarcks Appetite
Bismarck the Iron Chancellor had
an enormous capacity for eating and
drinking He once told a friend that
the largest number of oysters he ever
ate was 175 He first ordered twenty
five then as they were very good
fifty more and consuming these deter
mined to eat nothing else and ordered
another hundred to the great amuse
ment of those present Bismarck was
then twenty six and had just returned
from England
One third of the fools in this country
think they can beat the lawyer in ex
pounding the law one half think they
can beat the doctor at healing the sick
two thirds of them think they can beat
the minister in preaching the gospel
and all of them know that they can
beat the editor inrunning the newspa
per London Tit Bits
Persons belonging to the higher
walks of life are to be seen promenad
ing In short jackets and chimneypot
hats without the slightest symptom of
awkwardness or shame London Tai
lor and Cutter
Half of our diseases are In our
minds and the other half are In our
houses Ernest Seton Thompson
Noted Trust Bu3ter Who Has Been
Nominated For Federal Bench
Milton D Purdy who has been ap
pointed to the federal bench of the dis
trict of Minnesota by the president
has won a reputation while an assist
ant attorney general of the United
States as one of the principal trust
busters of the administration He
has had chief charge of the prosecu
tion of cases under the anti trust laws
and has made a record which has
marked him as a lawyer of exceptional
ability He is rather young for the po
sition to which he has been nominated
being but forty one and the two
1 -
tors from Minnesota favored a man of
sixty three W E Hale of Minneapolis
The president has adopted a policy of
not appointing to the federal bench a
man over fifty years of age except un
der unusual circumstances hence his
determination to name Mr Purdy in
stead of the lawyer favored by the
Minnesota members of the senate The
rise of Mr Purdy to his present posi
tion of influence in his profession was
not anticipated by those who watched
him as a boy in Summit county O He
finally obtained a good education grad
uating from the University of Minne
sota and from the college of law of
that institution But as a youngster he
was considered rather lacking in ambi
tion His father had a pottery shop
and young Pufdy worked in it He had
no desire at the time to be anything
but a maker of pots but his mother in
sisted that he should go to high school
and after that came college Speaking
of his work in the pot shop the jurist
of the future once told of his earnings
there as follows
I was employed on Saturdays and
during vacations as a ball maker In
those days each potter had a boy to
weigh his clay and to work out the air
bubbles by cutting it to pieces with a
wire and then kneading it into a com
pact mass I picked up the trade in
that fashion and my father gave me a
wheel and a journeymans wages If I
had jugs or crocks I would make about
2 a day One Saturday I earned 5
with tops for snuff jars That was so
exceptional however that I have never
forgotten it
The House of a San Francisco Grafter
Which Was Wrecked by a Bomb
It is often hard to administer ap
propriate punishment to persons guilty
of boodling or grafting and this
fact has sometimes led indignant citi
zens to impose on such malefactors
penalties not prescribed by the regular
courts An instance of this is the pun
ishment visited upon James L Gal-
lagher chief of the boodling super
visors in San Francisco His house
was wrecked by a dynamite bomb
which shattered the front of the build
ing and came near killing its occu
pants Many windows in surround
ing buildings were broken by the
shock The photograph reproduced
herewith tells the story of the ven
geance taken upon a recreant official
in a graphic manner
A Taft Story
The Rev Dr Lyman Abbott in writ
ing about Secretary William H Taft
In the Outlook says
He is not as quick in his motions
tither physically or intellectually as
the president but he is not less a mas
ter workman The day he was to start
for Cuba ho was at his desk finishing
up some last details His assistant
gave him warning Train starts in
half an hour All right was the reply
Presently a second warning Only fif
teen minutes left sir All right
Finally Youve only three minutes
left sir AH right came back as
serenely as before And in two min
utes the alert secretary of war came
out of the office door smiling calm
Imperturbable unhurried So the story
comes to me and I can well believe
It The legend seems probable
A Custom Which Is General In Coffee
Growing Countries
We have a custom in the coffee
raising countries said a high Brazil
ian official which is unknown in
other parts of the world When a child
is born in the coffee country a sack of
the best grain is set aside as part of
the inheritance to be received on at
taining its majority Usually the sack
is the gift from some close friend or
relative and It is guarded as sacredly
as if it were a gift of gold or bonds
Xo stress would induce a Brazilian
parent to use coffee whicli was made
the birth gift of a child As a rule
it is sealed with the private seal of the
owner and bears a card giving all par
ticulars about the variety of grain its
age on being sacked and the birth of
the child to whom It is given and
other details which are very interest
ing when the gift is due
Generally the coffee is opened for
the first time when the child marries
The coffee for the reception or mar
riage feast is made from the legacy
and according to precedent this must
be the first time the sack is opened
After the coffee is made for the wed
ding feast the sack is carefully closed
and sent to the new home of the young
people and should keep them in this
staple for a year at least When both
bride and bridegroom have the birth
gift of coffee they have started life
under very hopeful conditions so far
as one necessity is concerned Few
people know that the older the un
parched grain of coffee is the better
the flavor Like wine it grows with
age and that which is over twenty
years mellowing under proper condi
tions will bring from 150 to 3 a
pound from connoisseurs The giving
of pounds of green coffee is a common
practice in the coffee belt Friends ex
change these gifts and compare re
sults When one cannot afford to give
a sack of coffee it frequently is the
case that ten pounds of the best green
grain are packed in a fancy case and
bestowed on a newly born child with
directions that it must not be opened
until the wedding day
Made at a Factory Built fay a Boston
Man In New Hampshire
The first American glass factory was
erected in the town of Tempto N H
Washington h his diary speaks ctf
glass beinjHnaiie ffow Haven Conn
in the year 17S9
One would suppose by the language
he uses that he considers it a new and
quite extraordinary affair It was nine
years previous to this and during the
very war whose issue first enabled the
country to commence its own manufac
turing that Robert Hewes of Boston
began to carry out the project whicli
he had long conceived but had hith
erto found impracticable if not impos
sible under English rule that of mak
ing glass in America for America
In 17S0 Mr Hewes selected a site for
his factory secure from the British
forces his glassblowers were nessians
and Waldeckers soldiers who had de
serted from the British arinj and he
must have had an eye for the beauti
ful in nature no chose a spot on the
north slope of Kidder mountain near
its base To the northwest Mount Mo
nadnock rears its granite crown stand
ing like a giant sentinel to the north
and running east are the Temple moun
tains bold and precipitous to the east
a beautiful valley holds in its embrace
the towns of Wilton Milford and
Nashua while to the northeast Joe
English hill and the Uncanernucks
mountains conceal the city of Man
The place is now reached by a two
mile walk over an old road long a
stranger to travel other than by graz
ing cows and nature loving tourists
The stonework about the ovens and
the foundations of the building are all
that now remain to remind us that
here was another example of the Amer
ican peoples struggle for independ
ence Crockery and Glass Journal
Commoners Not Wanted
No commoner however distinguished
however great his worldwide fame as
scientist artist or musician can hope
to belong to the German imperial circle
unless he be first dowered by his em
peror with the magic patent of nobil
ity No wife or daughter of a great
millionaire however honorable the
source of the husbands or fathers
wealth can dream of being presented
to the empress The Frussian nobility
form a caste entirely apart from the
rest of society and Berlin socially
speaking is composed of many differ
ent worlds none of which mingles with
the other London M A P
Caving Himself
The owner of i estate ha I the mis
fortune to iA rluirg of shot il hi-
legs from the tloujL b irreled gm os
an inexperience i portsuian The keep
er hastened to ns ciarttr Youre not
aead are you oriel Of cot re
I am not oi f nU the sqtiiic
rising nm teems you
up after yoi iiU h it I thought yo
nrst be dr ir 1 the keepe
Get up afrer i ilw ot re
sponded tLo -- r i nu qoi x
the idiot would hv srwa me his oth
er barrel Loiin i scsi a
Vcry hick
I wonder why D and Pythia
were such great fries 13- q ericd the
young Jndy who writes typi between
They were like a couple of girl
chums I guess rejoined the bachelor
with the ingrowing hair Got so thick
they couldnt see through each other
Chicago News
He who doubts his ability to win has
already fallen behind in the race
Writers Who Might Have Won Reputa
tion at the Bar
The old connection between law and
literature was strengthened by the late
Sir Lewis Morris who practiced as a
conveyancer in Lincolns Inn while he
was establishing his reputation as a
poet There have been several poets
who have abandoned the steep places
of the bar for the slopes of Parnassus
but the late Sir Lewis Morris is the
only poet of repute who has found the
tasks of conveyancer not incompatible
with the cultivation of the muse It
D Blackmore the author of Lorna
Doone practiced as a conveyancer for
several years Sir Walter Scott speak
ing of himself and law said There
was no great love between us and it
please 1 heaven to decrease It on fur
ther acquaintance Most of the poets
who Inno snruns from the legal profes
sion appear to have entertained the
same unfavorable view Cowpcr who
was a fellow pupil of Lord Thurlow in
an attorneys office was called to the
bar at the Middle Temple but he quick
ly yielded himself to the charms of
literature Denham was a member of
Lincolns Inn and Thomas Gray the
author of the famous Elegy Written
In a Country Churchyard studied for
the bar but neither of these got bejond
the apprenticeship stage Barry Corn
wall was a solicitor Law Journal
Poetic Plaint cf One of the Early Set
tlers In Missouri
In wonder the people of today read
of the persistent cheerfulness with
which the pioneers went about the
business of settling the great west
Nevertheless it somehow gratifies the
weakness of human nature to know
that there was now and then a wearer
of the deerskin leggings and eoonskiu
cap who grumbled
One early wittier who went from a
snug New England village to the fever
haunted prairies along the Missouri
was moved to put his complaints into
rhymes one of which has survived
and is now carefully preserved by the
descendants of the early settler who
live surrounded by the peaceful pros
perity and comfort of a Missouri farm
right In the heart of the anathematized
Oh lonesome windy grassy place
Where buffalo amt snake prevail
Thg first with dreadful looking face
The last with dreadful souiidins tall
Id rather live on camel hump
And be a Yankee Doodle beggar
Than where I never see a stump
And shake to death with fevcrn ager
Judging from the last line one might
conclude that an acute attack of ager
had suddenly prevented him from con
Pie In England
Pie came to tho fore in England
many centuries ago It originated in
the form of mince pie and was used in
the celebration of Christmas In its
primitive stage it was baked in a deep
sided dish lined and covered with
rolled out dough The filling was of
forcemoats richly sweetened and
spiced This spicing and flavoring
stood for the presents which the wise
men bore to the Christ in the manger
For years and years this custom of
having the Christmas mince pie pre
vailed but finally it was denounced far
and wide by the Puritans as a form of
idolatry and the government after par
liament had suppressed the celebration
of the birth of Christ took steps to stop
the baking and eating of tho mince pie
Eventually saner reasoning led to the
taking off of the ban and the pie eat
ing custom was renewed London
Firm Resolution
Dave Saddler was a brave Confed
erate soldier who was in the hospital
at Richmond and who in spite of his
sufferings always took a cheerful view
of the situation One day when he was
recovering a visiting minister ap
proached his cot and tendered him a
pair of homemade socks
Accept these said he I only wish
the doar woman who knit them could
present them to you in person
Thank you very much said David
gravely But I have decided that I
never shall wear another pair of socks
while I live
Tho preacher protested but to no
purpose and finally he sought out the
boys sister to tell her how foolishly
the invalid had behaved
Why exclaimed she both his feet
have been shot off
The Scent of Flowers
As a rule the scent of flowers does
not exist in them as in a store or
gland but rather as a breath an ex
halation While the flower lives it
breathes out its sweetness but when
it dies the fragrance usually ceases to
exist The method of stealing from the
flower its fragrance while it is still liv
ing is no new thing and it is not
known when it was discovered that
butter animal fat or oil would absorb
the odor given off by living flowers
placed near them and would themselves
become fragrant
How to Make Home Happy
Man- angrily I think you are the
biggest fool in town John John mild
ly Well Mary mother used to teh
me that when I was a little boy but I
never thought she was right about it
until I married you Liverpool Mer
A Thackeray Retort
Being asked once whether he had
read any of the books of a popular
novelist Thackeray rejoined
Well no You see I am like a
pastry cook I bake tarts and I sell
em but I cat bread and butter
The best remedy for wrong- done ns
s to forcet them Syrus
Conducted by the McCook W C T U
The young Indies modal contest held
nt the M E church last Tuesday
evening was well attended Miss
Veda Cadmnu won tho medal Miss
Mable Kandel taking second place
Miss McBrido of Loavensworth Kans
Supt Littel of Culbertson and Mrs
Stevens were judges
Tho tea held at Mrs Howe Smiths
last Friday was attended by thirty five
or more ladies Everyone enjoyed the
social hour and the refreshments Mrs
Boardsley led the le3on
Tho so called best saloon in town is
really the worst Tho drink evil is the
greatest peril of our nation Drink is
not only an enemy to tho drinker but
ulso to all others Always against it
and all against it and against it in all
ways times and places will destroy it
People still try to put tho cart before
tho horse and thou wonder why there
is no progress Voto first and then
look for results Hitch up tho right
way once and seo what a change there
will be in things
To those who are hesitating as to tak
ing sides in the fight against the saloon
we would like to suggest a remark made
by Lord Rosebery some years ago lie
said that if the state does not control
tho drink trafiic tho drink trailic will
control the state Epworth Herald
The book you are reading will go to
others Pass it on to them neat and
clean hoping they will do the same by
The following list of new books is re
ceived and they will be on the shelves
this week
Dramas Every Man In His Humor
Jonson Hudibras Butler A New Way
to Pay Old Debts Massinger
Poetry Night Thoughts Young
Faerie Queene Spenser Woodworths
Poetical Works Keats Poetical Works
Fiction Pamela Richardson An
cestors Atherton Uncle William Jen
nette Lee Ten to Seventeen Josephine
Daskam Bacon Tho Celebrity Church
hill Samantha at Saratoga Holly
Priest and Pagan Hopkins Arizona
Nights White
Miscellaneous Goldsmiths Work
5 vols Bacons Essays Addisons
Spectator Correspondence of Lady
Wortley Montagu 2 vols Religion and
Historic Faith Pfleiderer Vitality
Tasting and Nutrition Carrington
Satchel Guide to Europe Rolfe The
Pastors Son Walter Roberts Rules
of Order Renaissance and Modern Art
Goodyear Greek Life By Many Writ
ers Short History of Rome and Italy
Tho last three are books issued by the
Bay View Reading Club in connection
with the Bay View Magazine which
periodical will be upon the library sub
scription list for the ensuing year
We have received an interesting book
let Atlas of Canada With com
pliments of Superintendent of Immi
gration Ottawa Canada There are
many illustrations and several maps
which are of interest to one who would
know more of our northern neighbor
Christian Bible school at 10 a m
Preaching at 11 a m and 8 p m C E
at 7 p m All are welcome
R M AijfswoiiTH Pastor
Episcopal Preaching services at St
Albans church at 11 a m and 730 p
m Sunday school at 10 a m Al
are welcome to these services
E R Earle Rector
Catholic Order of services Mass
8 a m Mass and sermon 1000 a m
Evening service at 8 oclock Sunday
school 230 p m Every Sunday
Wm J Kirwiv O xM I
Baptist Sunday school at 10 a m
Preaching service at 11 00 a m Even
ing service at 800 B Y P U at 7 p m
A most cordial invitation is extended to
all to worship with us
E Burton- Pa3tor
Christian Science Services Sun
day at 11 a in and Wednesday at 8 p
m Meetings held in the Morris block
Room open all the time Science litera
ture on sale Subject for next Sundav
Congregational Sunday school at
10 a m C E at 7 p m Prayer meet
ing every Wednesday at 8 p m The
public is cordially invited to these serv
ices No preaching a ug 2 9 and 16
G B Hawkes Pastor
Methodist Sunday school at 10 a m
Preaching by the pastor at 11 and 8
Epworth League at 7 Prayer meeting
Wednesday night at 8 A cordial wel
come to all
M B Carman Pastor
A Guaranteed Cure For Plies
Itching Blind Bleeding or Protrud
ing Piles Druggists refund money if
Pazo Ointment fails to cure
any case
no matter of how long standing in 6tol4
days First application gives ease and
rest 50c If your druggist hnt it
send 50c in stamps and it will be for
warded postpaid by Paris Medicine Co
St Louis Mo
Typewriter ribbons for sale at
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