Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 30, 1903, Page 9, Image 9

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Lleroio Btatns of the Famous Commander to
Be UnTeiled in New York City.
Characteristics of khrrmtn la Camp
and Field a Observed and H
, latcd by a Cora Com-maader.
The feature of the Memorial day observ
"anre In New York City will be the un
'Fall In.' He demurred and laughingly
aid that he wasn't In flt condition to so
with the guard. The sergeant said:
Them's not the orders. Fall In:'
"So he fell In betwetn the rank and wai
marched over to the station. He had been
there some little time when Corae came up
to him and ald: 'Were you ringing that
"He answered 'Tea.'
" 'Why?' asked Corae.
" 'Because It Is Sunday and time for serv
ice,' said Smith. Corse then led him near
to Bherman, and when he looked up Corae
aald: 'Here's Mr. Smith. It la Sunday and
he was ringing the bell for service."
Didn't know It "Was Bandar-
Sherman scarcely stopped the swlftmove-
Dupont of Battery Q
A Decoration Day Short Story
It la the th day of April In the year of
grace. 1857. On a, wooden causeway cross-
Ing the North Fork of Bayou Pierre and
leaning over the adjacent swamp, thre3
figures are grouped near the low railing.
One Is a peculiarly deferential old negro
who Is busily engaged winding the lines
upon two fishing rods, and at the same
time listening attentively, with an occa
sional duck of the head, almost comic In
its air of submission, to the speech of his
handsome young master, who leans easily
against the nam net of the bridge. One
mint of his uen. but said: 'Sunday, Sun
veiling of the General Bherman statue at day. aiia t kn0W u was Sunday. Let him brown hand of the youth wno is speaking
tne i-iaza, finn avenue ana f iuy-ninm
street. The exercises attending the un
veiling Will' be made a part uf the annual
parade, composed of Grand Army and
Spanish warrveterans, soldiers of the regu
lar army and the national guirJ. com
manded by Major General Adna ft. Chaff;.. . la , -r,on h. wa, near my headquar
This statue la said to be one of the be.t ,ers Jn tne vlclnity 0f Jonesboro. Ga. He
was too restless to aleep. About midnight
he heard from the north 'sounds of shells
exploding and other sounds like that if
musketry. He walked over to a farm
house and called the farmer out 'to listen
to the reverberations which came from At
lanta. The distance was twenty miles.
Sherman asked the farmer If he had lived
there for any length of time. He answerod
that he had and that these sounds were
Ilk. Ihnu nf a. buttle. After these rever- I Xrr Arthur" on1 h r.1,1 man touches
under Bherman, has written for the New I K.r.tin. there was oulet till about dawn. ,hB r)m of hi. !-... hot n,l shuffles his
xors. me u.ow...k .u. wnen Sherman heard again a renewal 01 hoes on the dusty planks.
01a cmei. 1 ... .i.inni Ka could not determine in I tv, i nt v, Cnn tinv.rinir In
Qeneral.Sherman and myself each com- ... m . or not there was a real .,. t h. ti trftAi that ri bia ct tit
manded , a brigade In, the first battle of Bull th9 yellow water and th(J cool alr of tn.
Bun. I had heard much about Captain I f . ft , .unriBe rumors camo In ., vnino- i. the vnnnc canes
Sherman, formerly of th. artillery In the .... .,on.Q his position and .,,
frMhttntnir tViA tnn nirnnt rrf or plains'
regular service, but I had with him only a . At 1... . the day wore frnm th ,Mr,v omt f 111 nail .nread
passlnf acguftlntanee while we were in the n a dlf)patch Mffi( from General Slocura ,lk4 a ,reen bianket cm the aurface of the
east. W hen he first came to Washington stat,nB that Hood had Bon, and that the 8Wamp. The dust of the road is taking on
from Louisiana he could not understand Twent,eth corp. nad marched into the city. a darkPr ihada wltn th. flt faUlng of the
ever executed by Mr. St. Gaudens, and,
standing as It does at one of the principal
approaches to Central park, it will be a
valuable addition to the art objects of
New YorX.' 4 - ''
The actual unveiling of the statue will
be performed by the -year-old son of Dr.
Paul Thorndike of Boston, a grandson of
General Sherman. Many aduresses will be
made, including one by Secretary Root.
Major General O. O. Howard, who served
go. 1 so earnestly is extenaea upon tne railing,
'So Mr. 8mlth was immediately released while the other, hanging at his side, holds
and fixed himself up the best he could to the hand of a child of 9, whose upturned
I lead a service of praise and worshlp in the face the elder brother la regarding as he
chapeL continues:
"The night before Sherman entered At- "Arthur will be your little master when
t am gone, 'Wash."
"Yes. Mars. Tom."
I rely upon you, Wash, as you have
stood by me ever since I can remember, to
get Arthur out of trouble and keep him
out of danger. Tou are his keeper and his
servant his schoolmaster on the river and
tn the stables and his playmate every
'Dat's what I is, Marse Tom and leetle
Marse Arthur. To' kin . don rely on old
Washln'ton. Nothln' gwlne t hap'n f
the apparent apathy of the War depart
ment. He knew that secession waa a
reality and that a terrible war was upon ua.
"The expression he used at the calling
out of only 75,000 three months' men was
circulated among us in McDowell's pro-
As soon aa this news was In his hand dew -nd . old Washington, basket in
Sherman mounted hla horse and rode back I hand, shuffles along at a respectful distance
to Atlanta. I behind his young masters his shoes leave a
Then he sent that memorable telegram, white track in the sand.
Atlanta Is ours and fairly won. The negros 0id heart swells with pride
"T h administration at Washington and I v.. v.t na..r. niirins
visional force: 'Why. he cried 'you might I larg6 Bherman had really hand , , tho ,oft ,lBht IaIllng
I I I? k V ,.k , ,7 Z .. bun,t from clouds: AUama .won; through the tangled branches, and he mut
f a burning building with a squirt gun as . nf nromls set In the . w.i. ...,., . . , '
to put aown mis reoeiuon wun inree outhern sky-a bow of promise to America hKlnt gQt
no book learnln", bos, and my
months troop. e impulse 01 oner- tQ th(j worM that right 'and JusUce hear(n.B
mighty pore, but I got a heap o'
.v.. .V . I would soon prevail, ana mat m. Benge T ,g pu x know dem chnun? Why(
vci.iiii;a "a I unlnn would be restored. ' I ..hi h11n I. Msr...rninni't hllun
In the west my first meeting with Sher- ..., ncember 23. 1M. Sherman, who , . .. . ,
man was at " had bein away in th. harbor visiting the Tom. h hi W
. . v-...- I . rw tnlnAft ( inOTR I HloCUin iiij- I . . w t '
- I if whn naa enterea wwnimu ""
them Thomas, maimer, uoraon. granger ,
and myself.- We were talking In a social avamlatlon of the clty.
way when Sherman, who had come up ..aherman was delighted that we were not
from Bridgeport, Aia.. a distance of twenty elthef tQ make a .,eg9 or attempt
miles from his head of column, to report to Bavannah by assault. A siege
progress to Grant, burst In upon us. . e tak(m much tlmBt and an as-
"Hls tall, sinewy figure, never lor a mo- a oyfng to th fBW approachea. would
ment sUll..Ws high head and handsome . v . one to our troops.
brow, wun a lew wrinaiw .1 1.1 H na4 bardly Bpoken to me before he
of his eyes ana across nis '""". turned away to prepare a dispatch for t
keen, bright, searching look and his deep -dent Here 1. the message he sent:
loneu, mciuutvuB -.c...v. ,, t(J re8ent to you aa a jnnsi-
once seen never to be forgotten, teneraj ma- g,ft tn, clty o( savannah, with 150
Grant and' he met like brothers who loved heavy sun and pienty of ammunition, and
eacn otner. inwr iirei -uww .l..u . about 2 ,600 bales of cotton.'
consisted or tne mcercnange 01 uumwou. .rmle. under Sherman had a very
Trim 1 nva lrt I a rrtk It k A Vi A wiLM A. PTl Baa
before, the next morning after Hardee's hQW cloge dey wall h0e Q, hanB up d(J
bridge. De ole man can't help It, Bah! but
he done lub dem chllun heself like dey was
two gals. Reckon It gwlne t' mighty nigh
bus' Marse Tom's heart f leave the leetle
possum. Old marse says Ise free nlgah,
Bah! all de free de old man wants Is f
stick by dem chllun."
... . ... v,,. hl hla ' - . . unconscious 01 tne water japping againsi
J. 'J'' "'J' L lu 'din turned away to prepare a dispatch for the Umber. of th brldge uncon9Clous of
the hoarse chorus of the frogs filling the
air, the brothers think only of the happi
ness of tonight and parting of tomorrow.
The tears stood in the brave little
Arthur's eyes aa he looked carelessly at
the swaying festoons of gray moss, and he
even withdrew his little fist from his
expressions. , v
"After Grant went east to command the
armies of the United States, .Sherman, hav
ing the three armies of the west called the
refreshing rest for a few days. On Janu
ary 1. 1S65. when I was paying my re spects br6ther., and both han. ,to
to General Frank Blair at Blair , head- emphasis, bis independence
..-. Rhrmnn In in his usual . . . .
military division of th. Mississippi, which rtok rtjle. and. sitting down beside me " ,b8 B,aa y0a"" oln !
embraced all th. troop, from Cincinnati to th .om. memoranda In hi. hand. h. said college, Tom. I know you will learn to be
Mobile, waa alwav. moving forward with ' " r .0., to tr.n.nnrt " f' ayer and go to congres. from
actlvitr. - - - - ' . y'':r"r"ZZr:' Grand Oalf. If th. captain of River QuMn
"Our soring campaign of ISM. by these a n . Mrt)l..H ro ' t"8 ,n the P'anIt tn minute you go
movements, under th. untiring. lndefaU- tp maln land Ma b, at Pocataligo by " b?"AJ'n r'd m;.Pony on ak;
gable general, waa oonunuoo. or tha ,Bth of thts month. Can you do ltT I " ' '
during wnicn,.w. were, unaer arm vi arui- ... ... t ,.Ve time to make mora than a
lery or musketry .very day wcept three. pougft cgjouuon. but said: The time is Lieutenant Brown of Battery O. then
ineso urea wn mxwinnu ur rather short, but we will be there if it " uax um
Jo. Johnston, th. confederate commander, ean done.' classmate and roommate of Tom Dupont
passing suddenly and unexpectedly below ,.e added that Slocum would march up at college, and there 1. where th. remote
the Etowah, river. It was. during these days tn6 aaTannah, cross at Sisters' Ferry and connection come, in with Battery Q. In
of rest that I recall two Instance, of which b6 at R0bertsvlUe about th. same time 018 old brick dormitorle. at Tale Brown
I alway. think wnen tnesa oaya are men- that j ihouid reach Pocataligo. I may re- haa Decome ramuiar wun Tom', family
tloned. m.rv that six divisions of the Army of history; how Tom', father had been reared
Sherman's Kindly Favor. th. Tennessee were at Pocataligo at the re- 'n a New Hampshire village, and how he
I A. oti 1 lu 1 mnrrlarl Tom'a vr-rr mrA a AAttnM le..ta
The first wa. when some on. Invited Shw- Quirea ume. xn. o.n u.v.o.u.. " . ' " "Z V
.. hi. 1. . i, General Slocum. who waa very much de- tlon and a colony of slave, at one happy
dining tent for luncheon with drinking Uyed by th. high water at Sisters' Ferry, ceremony. He knew the family circum-
freshmenta. For som. reason I asked to o that w. had to wait several days for the s antes which had prevented Tom's seeing
be excused. J0n. of th. generals, alway. left wing to get into position. Thus began Ms mother and brother during his whole
n nnmni- tumod tn m. .nri .m- the memorable march through the Caro- college career circumstances not necessary
TinMM. h a man and .0 .in llnaa. After that difficult march, with all to relate in evolution of th. facts of thi.
L...w ... . - .v... 1 it. kirTniahlnv. accidents and battles, story. Brown had read stacks of the elder
t.-wiin ua, nvjui mvmw -wmv ..-.wwim vi I - I ..... ... .
. I ou- ... - .A.w.tniatnpv nni.. DuDOnt i letters to his nnn U hM.thi..
aisapprovai 01 my ways. 1 cuv Vw,.. , - - """
"Bherman auddenly turned upon him, and. which covered the wnoie neia or operations. i union, ana omer stacK. of
calling him by name, said: 'Let Howard It seems now a little boastful, but It ex- momer-ieiiers, running over with love and
alone; I want one offloer that doesn't I presses the simple truth: tn years to come. He
4ndrlnk.' I was touched by his gentle pro- I .'So oomplete a success In military opera- naa snown u. at tn. camp on Pebble.
fX. . a .n1 if It I tlona. extendinc over half a continent. 1. an I farm, when Tom had Just left the rtfnnr'
w aibla. mv loyalty to him was deepened bv I achievement that entitle. 11 to a piace in quarters iun 01 laugnter and high spirits.
this favor. I th. military history of. th. worw.' ... a pnotograpn or Arthur at U, which he told
'Th. other instance waa this: The next "My estimate of General Bherman is high. u. wa. a counterpart of one Tom tlwaya
day being Sunday, Bherman waa at King- IDs Intellect furnished a mine rich in carried in his Inner Jacket pocket and said
.ton, In a room at the railroad station, pearls, .parkllng with diamonds, yet com- his prayers to before going Into battle. It
very busily engaged In v"Ung order, and Pleted after nature, own oraer. e was was a nanasome child-, face, with blue
disuatchea. General Corse waa at that time ever at home In science or commerce or eyes and brown curls, and that Is all I r.
t his chief Of .taff and near at hand. Gen- art. and never failed to Interest a votary member of it now, except that I read the
V oral Bherman heard the bell ringing from In his own field of research. His percep- name of the photographer and the words
the belfry of a little chapel opposite the tlon wa. like a flash of light. , stand mm Grand Gulf on th. back of the card while
station, and waa annoyed by It, and said to upon a hilltop and instantly he took in tne it waa in the hand of the captain.
uarse: , duiiu a. uua ovr mere ana ar- I topograpny 01 ins cuuim . u uma uvtr our corcee mat night, as we sat
rest the' man who la ringing that bell.' and valleys and roads of Georgia demon- around a smudge fire to keen the mos-
"My special friend. Rev. K. P. Smith, then strated, where in youth he had once men- qultoes at bay. Lieutenant Brown told n
of. U. Christian-oosamission, was .taking tally grasped the situation, . the map al- or the railway Journey of himself and Tom
advantage of the rest Interval for the army I ways remained photographed upon the tab- I In the summer of 1801 from New Haven tn
and was calling tne soldiers to the church, let his memory- at- Louis; how they sped on night and day
He himself wa. ringing the bell, when sud- "His memory waa phenomenal; he had ao- across the continent, the strange hurrying
denly the long rope caught the bottom of quired knowledge with Intense rapidity of troops, the music of the camps and the
hla trousers near hi. foot and. taking a from observation and from books, from wonderful new homage paid to the wnnrir.
sudden leap toward the second story of the childhood to age. and surely, by a thousand ful old flag, which seemed hourly to develop
oeury, nppou bw ituwi irum Miiora 10 tests, he snowea mat ne naa xorgoiten new pnases or symnollo meaning; how their
top, putting him In a most unpresentable nothing' that he had once learned. He led patriotism was fanned to a white heat by
predicament. Just then the sergeant, with hi. quartermasters In their .plans and estl- the time they arrived at St. Louis.
four men. orrnrea ana saia to my friend, mate, for his army. H. wa. quicker than Tom swore if the great river had been
his chief commissary- in figuring the ra- r to go and come on as the air above
tlona for a month's supply." to flight of the birds he would not take
I fin aao. trak naa - a .
. ,ru waters. He saw
Gentle Woman and Her Ways. clearly the danger of being detained In th.
A house without a closet Is conceivable. lnur'e'it states and forced to bear arms
but a house without a mirror, never! -sunst me cause ne had already espoused
It Is difficult to Imagine what some men I "
would do with the large sums of money memorable night memorable In the
'By the work we know
tho workman "
. D. La Fontain
TV old French fabulist's aph
orism applies with peculiar
force to the productions of the
Silver jmtths
One has only to glance
at them to know that
the workmen respon
sible for their graceful
- lines and refined or
namentation must be
something more than
mere human machines.
The-spirit of the, old
artist-craftsmen informs
everything that is pro
duced iivthe Gornanr
workshops, and yet the
cost is in every case ex
ceedingly moderate
the myriad fireflies sparkling, without. The
moon silvering the broad river beyond the
lawn, and the tall moss-draped tree, and
the boats moored In the rushes. Some
times It was night and sometimes It was
day, but alwsys a subtly touched and mnr
velously touching domestic word etching,
for Tom was more than half a wizard when
he chose to he.
He managed to conjure Into our hearts
tho tall, tender, dignified, devout invalid,
his mother, and his handsome stripling
brother, the prince of the household and
the king of the quarters, wltn cotton-wooled
old Washington fcf his. prime minister.
and all the pickaninnies on the place for his
grinning, screeching escort.
Then there was Tom's father with his
books and his cares, hla horses and hla
cotton, his cattle and hla clover, and above
all his unswerving loyalty and alas I the
blank that had separated them for years.
Then Tom scintillated from grave to gay,
and with Brown to egg him on sailed Into
the choppy sea of their college pranks
empurpling the boys' eyea and reddening
the girls' cheecks and tinting the sleepy
old town with the vermilion hues that
materialise midway between sunset and
Th. fir. went out and the moon climbed
high above the trees and Tom's talk flowed
on like a certain brook and nobody thought
of his blanketa until Tom went oft in the
shadows, shouting back his laughter and
laughter-provoking squibs until the wind
among the trees and the aevll among the
horses swallowed him up.
On the day we heard of Tom'a fate Brown
was th. most stricken man I, ever saw. It
was Bugler Smith brought the news when
the column returned Worn the watering.
It must have been close to 9 o'clock, for
I had Just completed the figures of the
morning report and turned to hand It to
the captain for his signature. The bugler
came up to our circle sitting on the logs
and saluted Lieutenant Brown.
Tom Dupont is dead, sir, since yesterday
We were all shocked to hear It, but
Brown waa a. white as a sheet.
"They don't know In his own regiment,
sir, what it all means. They say he had
been out with the picket, since daylight
and not coming back with the others they
believed he wa. killed or captured. About
10 o'clock, lr, Just when the Sixtieth waa
wavering in tho face of a withering fire.
Tom Dupont dashed up from the rear with
the look of a madman. He epoae no wora
to -any one and heeded no word that was
spoken to him, but snatching the colors
from the sergeant without an lnstanfa
delay he ruahed upon the enemy, waving
the Stars and Stripes above his head. Be
fore he had gone a hundred yarda ne leu
pierced by a acore of bullets."
Poop Tom! He haa not oiea in vain
alone, for the regiment had rallied and
carried the bill with a mighty cheer, plant
ing the flag Tom had thrown back aa h.
fell 6n th. enemy s works ana noiaing n
there in the smoke until reinforcements
cam. to Its relief.
Brown, who had been leaning against the
mess wagon for support since the depart
ure of Bugler Smith, : spoke first: 'Some
terrible news from , his family 1. at the
bottom of thla. You know, gentlemen, that
for three days Dupont haa. been almost
within sight of his home, yet unable to
reach or communicate with his family,
from whom I know .that before our arrival
here he had not heard -a., word since the
national mail servicer as withdrawn from
th. south."
Th. statement which follows, affording a
terrible explanation' f the motives which
led to the sacrifice of th. young hero's Ufa,
embodies all the facta -which came to our
knowledge the day fojlowlng the tidings of
hi. dramatic death. 'If the elmple facta
are embellished by some passages of sup
posititious sentiment which may or may not
have passed through the mind of a man
who aought death with sealed lips, it is
because I choose to close the sad story
with the exact words written in the tents
of Battery "Q," white the' double tragedy
waa fresh In my mind. 1 will only add
that the paper waa Written In June, 1S53,
at the reserve camp, outaid. the trenches
at Vlcksburg.
When the army crossed the Mississippi
at Bruensburg prior to the dashing cam
paign preceding the investment of this
place, Tom Dupont marcnea wun ins regi
ment ihrouih Port Gibson and across both
branches of Bayou Pierre, passing almost
within sight of his home. As he nearei
the crossing of the South Fork every field
and almost every tree and rock recalled
some event of his boyhood. Here was a
road along which he had often ridden
with his father. On a certain grassy slope
his eyes sought the rabbit traps of old
Wash and he felt himself a prisoner as
he had never felt before.
He remembered nia mouicr aiignung
from her carriage by yonder girdled tree.
In the early morning, and how he, small,
happy Tom, ran to and fro In the wet
grass to pluck the sprays of swamp sassa
fras. He saw her again as sna smilingly
took the flowers from his hand and drew
the sterna through the belt at her slender
waist saw her In her white dress saw
her brown hair and dark handsome face.
With a child's tenacity of memory he re
called the scarlet geraniums that adorned
bar straw hat and nodded in the yellow
light that fell on both of them through
the great sun umnreua as iney Dowiea
along over the soft road.
With other eyes he saw tne steaay swing
of the forest of rifle barrels beforo him
Suddenly there la a cry of agony from the
player., and one of their number fall, life
less over the log. Every man secures his
gun and such cover as he can reach. Tom
Dupont'. quick eye detects a puff of smoke
hanging In the top of a tree Just outside the
skirt of the opposite wood. In a moment
there Is another puff and another ball splin
ters the top rail of the fence. Half a doien
men run forward, rifle in hand, and take
cover behind separate stumps which are
conveniently scattered over the field. With
each discharge from the treetop the sharp
shooter, advance, but Tom Dupont Is far
In the lead of the others; and now he de
tects a gray form among the leaves.
Thrusting his loaded rifle through a hole
In the dry earth clinging to the roots of
an overturned pine, he covers his enemy,
coolly adjust, the distance sights and fires.
There Is a commotion In the treetop, a gun
comes plunging to the ground, followed by
a few fluttering leaves, but the desperate
soldier, hsvlng fallen a few feet, remains
swinging from a shivering limb, clinging
desperately for life.
The attention of the others is directed to
the gray-coated soldier, who are swarming
out of the wood, but- before his rifle Is
loaded again a regiment bursts from the
left, charging under the tree and sweeping
the enemy back Into the woods.
The wounded soldier is still ollnglng to
the limb. Impetuous Tom springs forward,
too merciful to Are again. Just before he
reaches the tree the exhausted confederate
relaxes hi. desperate hold and come
crashing to the ground.
With the sympathy which even a soldier
feel, in the presence of death, our hero
looks sadly down upon the maimed body,
still but for the occasional twitching of the
muscles, and hopes In his heart the gallant
youth Is not dead.
It. 1. a slender form; one helpless brown
hand broken at the wrist, with taper fingers
a. delicate aa a girl'., Ilea out upon the wet
grass the other has clutched the thorny
stalk of a dry thistle aa If it held again to
the swaying limb. The coarse gray uniform
is clean but Ill-fitting; between the torn col
lar and the cropped hair a crimson stain
shows against the fair neck.
Tom kneels by the motionless figure and
turns It gently up to the morning light. It
Is a handsome, beardless face, A blade of
grass lies diagonally across the half -parted
lips, held by a few crumbling grains of yel
low earth under a clotted flake of crimson
With deft fingers the living soldier plucks
away the disfiguring stalks.
The lips move feebly to shape the one
word "Mother."
Then the closed eyes open, eyes a. blue
as tne heaven above them. A gleam of
recognition lights the dying face, the poor
arms struggle to rise the quivering lips
speax again:
'Oh, Tom!" w. H. SHELTON.
.unniclpal Insurance Launched to
Escape Exertions of Private
they make were It not for some gentle.
of what followed-Tom Dupont
loving, faithful little woman who earnestly 10 ror although he waa but a
helps them to spend the coin. ''1,h Private." he was always welcome at
A bird in a milliner', show window Is ln" "mcers mess, as his genial self and
worth about J.000 ln the bush. rea Brown s classmate should be and
There la a Justifiable inference that the wnv rot It was a bivouac, not a
man who vlllflea womankind must have I Th. horses were tied to a rope stretched
been unfortunate In the .election of a through the caisson wheels, and Tom earn
mother. darting under Jhelr nose, with a rh-
The church without women is situated I "all right" to the guard and In a twinkling
on the bank of the lake without water. I was shaking hands all around In mn
Nothing Is more beautiful than a maid- I military fashion. I have no rrniitin
en s prusn ana everyDoay admits, too, tnat I Ju wnai ne said or how he said It but
it Is cheap at 26 cents a box. the vivid picture of a happy south. h
Tell a blind man how high madam lifts was somehow burned Into my memnrv
her skirts on the street and he can form remains to this day with something of the
"' nas on "vr .01 some cnilflhood's favorite book
her prettiest hose or one of the other pairs. No one seemed to hsve taken mi.. ..... !
To be sure. Eve did give Adam a bite the conversation except Tom and although
of the apple, but who dares to doubt that he talked on and on of Ms home and fara-
"- " .uu.i.s win- iij- no one or us as we listened to hi.
fnllv at It? TVur Vrk Tlm I - .
-- - " ""l iiory. sweetenprt hv n ..-j .
- Miiuenone or
ow ougie noies sounding taps In dl
tant enmna mnA -.1. , , .
" i'iiiinsimo, naq sny
i .wvn w. mere was egotism In the
Remedy for the Drink Habit.
A novel remedy for the "drink huhit "
or. rather, for enabling those who have IT0""1' Evn th Ttaln. who had turned
"sworn on" to remain "on the water cart." " ln" nre and was comfortably
consists of Ice water drunk through a raw c",t,n ,h 'reah leaves of the last Atlantic
potato. Take a bowl of Ice water and a &'on,hlv h( Tom came, had soon dropped
iotato. Peel the potato end cut down one unread ho between his knees with
end cf it until It can be easily Inserted in
the mouth. Dip the potato In the Ice water
and suck It every time a craving for strong
drink comes on. It Is claimed that this
treatment will effect an absolute cure. The
why and the wherefore are not stated, but
th process Is such a simple one that there
can be no harm In trying It If t-nyone Is
afflicted with a thirst which they really and
truly dclr. to lose. New York Preaa.
. ...,:JCU ceiwcen the word, he
"'u "na- percnance, another treasured
ra leagues to tne north.
As I said, onlv the picture remains of
Tom's fairyland Interwoven with the scene
or tne recital. There stands the pretty
dinner table laid mlth covers for four, m-lth
velvet nasturtiums banked In the center
(he was particular about nasturtiums) and
th. tall i candle, gloaming within, and
The subject of municipal insurance haa
been under consideration In the cities of
England for som. time, but only recently
were steps taken to definitely extend the
scheme to a sufficient number of cities to
form a wide basis for the successful carry
ing out of the project Representatives
from twenty-seven boroughs and the city
and metropolitan district of London formed
what waa known as the Shoredltch confer
ence on municipal Insurance and agreed to
Join as the "Municipal Insurance Board,
Ltd.," and regularly enter on the business
of insuring their own property against loss.
Tho large rates exacted by the private in
surance companies have been the cause of
this undertaking, which was first attempted
in 1900. The private companies defeated
any attempt to pas. a bill through Parlia
ment granting permission to the London
County Council to Insure local authorities
In London, paying any losses out of the
taxes, and so th. matter wa. diopped.
Nottingham and Glasgow in 1888 had
formed Are Insurance funds and the Lon
don School Board also formed such a fund
In 1878, and this fund. In the spring of
1900, amounted to $180,866. while the charges
on losses were only 113,300. In 189J, as the
fund had reached the sum of $160,000, which,
with the interest, was able to meet all
normal risks, no further payments were
paid Into the fund except the Interest.
Inasmuch as the property of a local
authority would not afford a aufflclentlv
wide base for an Insurance fund. It waa
aeterminea to form a combination of other
municipal corporations and so make the
field a broad one. Those Joining the scheme
must continue ln it for five years and anv
losses beyond the yearly premluma are to
be met by Increasing the premium, for
subsequent years and this will fall upon
the taxpayers ln proportion to amount of
property represented by the parties In -the
Some of the Bwlss cantons compel can
tonal insurance against Are. In Zurich In
leas the rate for Insurance was about 10
centa on the $100, and, on account of the
large surplus accumulated, the! next year
tne rates were reduced to cents on the
$100. It Is stated that the London munici
pal authorities pay an average (1900) of
$73,3 yearly on $56,050,575, the average loss
being $12,006, less than one-sixth of the
premiums. In Germany municipal insur
ance Is general, each year the rate being
fixed according to the needs. In 189C the
figures are given as, sum Insured, $906,
000,000; premiums. $364,540; losses paid, $158,
940; expenses, $38,530; contribution to fire
department, $164,815. In England ln 1S99,
$77 municipalities paid $136,745 premiums on
$116,758,790 of Insurance. The average losses
paid for twenty years were $25,203, Includ
ing a loss in one fire of $132,706, and the
premiums paid during that period averaged
surance companies contribute but from t
to 4 per cent of their premiums toward the
fire department Municipal Journal.
$111,448 yearly, leaving an average exrexa
through a mist not born of the swamps and I of premiums of $86,247. The London Are In-
the bitter choking at his tnroat was not tne
choking of the dust. Ten thousand furies
overtake the causa that has substituted so
much that la bitter for ao much that was
sweet. The regiment is not marching fast
enough. The mounted orderly trotting past
with official envelopes ln his belt and the
vizor of his cap turned saucily up does not
throw dust enough, although he Is a mov
ing silhouette of gray In a cloud of his own
That night Tom', company la on picket.
FYora tho ahelter of a .preadlng tree he
looka out on the silent stretch of pasture
and woodland, the outline, of the tree, lost
ln the yellow fog, and at long intervals
comes to bis listening ear the dull report of
a musket. It is nearly day when he la re
lieved and creeps back with a strangely
heavy heart to the reserves.
Crouching beside a log, within the shelter
of a fence of rails, a group of hla comrades
Is engaged in a game of cards. A bayonet
has teen thrust ln the ground, and ln the
steel Bhank a sputtering candle throws a
glimmering light on the soiled bits of paste
board and Into the stolid faces of the
Gradually the daylight begins to dawn
and with it cornea a light breese, before
which the fog disappear. Th useless
candle has sputtered down. It wick has
fallen over In th greas now congealed ln
white drops along the blade of th. Inverted
bayonet. The players, however, play on.
deaf to the Joyous sounds of the morning,
deaf to the twittering of th. birds ln the
trees. Insensible to the freshness and
fragrance of grass and earth and flowers.
Just'over the fence lnhe pasture a bobo
link, swaying on a spray of elder sparkling
with dewdrops, hss tuned hla song and the
clear, full-throated notes auem to melt ln
Old Krif Now Obsolete, Betas; Pat
Away to Make Room for th.
New Bprlngleld.
The work of replacing the old black pow
der Springfield rifle in the National Guard
with the Krag-Jorgensen la only now
fairly under way, and already the Krag Is
obsolete, and I to be superseded by a new
Springfield. This weapon, which la now
undergoing its service tests, is officially
described In the cuirent number of the
Journal of the Military Service Institution.
It la a magaxine rifle, centrally lei by
It haa a rod bayonet, which may be used
also aa a cleaning rod.
Its caliber la .80.
It Area a 220 grain bullet say half an
ounce with 43.1 grains of smokeless pow
der. The bullet starts off at a velocity of 2.300
feet per second, and Is still going at the
rate of 98 feet per second when It has
traveled 1,000 yarda, at which point It has
left a striking energy of 447 9-foot pounds.
The energy at the musile la 1.581. 1-foot
pounds, and the bullet will penetrate over
four and a half feet of white pine at a dl
tanee of fifty-three feet.
The nw rifle la made of eighty-two
It Is to be provided with riot cartrldgea.
each containing two round balls made of
lead and tin in yia proportion of 16 to 1
ominous ratio ana propeusa vy imrty
four grains of smokeless powder. These
bullet will have an effective range of I JO
Always the same Delicate Aroma
Always the same Rich, Mellow Taste
aStimore Rye
America's Best Whiskey
Bold t si I flmt-elsM rf and bT bbers.
WM. LaSAHAN a BUN. lloltlnior, ltd.
i to !
On May, 19th the
Burlington offers cheap
one-way and round
trip tickets to many
points in the west
northwest and south
west. If you are contem
plating a trip anywhere
west better' see or
write me. I can prob
ably offer
that will
City Pass. Agent, 1502 Farnnm Street,
save you
A few vacant rooms
and only a few
Ilowever, among these are one very
choice room and some small, but
very desirable rooms.
All these offices hare the advantage, without extra
charge, of splendid janitor service all night and Sunday
elevator service, electric lights, hardwood finish, and the
best of office neighbors.
Two Room, at $10 Per rionth A 5ulte of Two Room On
These room, are rather small, the fifth floor. These rooms are
but so Is th. rental price. They both falr-.lzed rooms and have
ar. well located and ar. decld- been newly decorated, .0 that
edly attractlT. llttl room.. The tneT are particularly attractive,
rental prlc. Include, heat, Ugbt. xhe prlc. per month C f r"
water and jaultor service and tor th. two room." 7
all th. advantage, of "V , .
being la Th. Be. 1 1
Bldg. Prlee per month
A Qood SUed Room With Vaul An Office on the around Floor
Thla room, besides h.vlng a This ufllce face. Seventeenth
largo burglar-proof vaultv I. lo- street. It 1. large, light and haa
cated next to th. elevator on th. been newly decorated. The
fourth floor. It I. the only room rental price Include. light,
of this character In th. build- water and janitor service. It ha.
Ing that 1. vacant and on. of a very largo burglar-proof vault,
the few room, at thl. prlc with Part of this room 1.
a vault It la pleaa- C q partitioned off a. a jK g y
ant. goodslied room ''If private offlc. Price II
Prlc pc month-,,,.,, per month. ..
R. C. Peters & Co., Rental Agents
Ground Floor, Bee Building.
tbe morning.