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DMIRAL DEWEY, head of the
United States navy, has an espe
cial reason for feeling in a fes
tive mood during the inerry Yule
tide season. It brings him a
» double holiday. Not merely, you
[ understand, the dual celebrations
of Christmas and New Year's day,
but another one besides. The ex
planation of surprise of red let
ter days in the admiral's calendar
at this season of the year is found in the circum
stance that the birthday anniversary of the hero
of Manila bay occurred on December 2G, the day
after Christmas. Moreover, the Admiral's friends
make as much of the birthday anniversary as
they do of the general holiday that just pre
The highest ranking officer of our naval ser
rlce Is quite in conceit with the idea of having
his birthday anniversary fall In the same week
as the holiday of gifts. If ho had any say in tho
matter it is doubtful if he would change things,
for l:e has found that far from being overshad
owed by the more generally observed holiday, as
many persons might expect, his holiday actually
takes on an extra significance by reason of close
proximity to tho general holiday.
For one thing it affords Admiral Dewey excep
tional opportunities to see old friends, and the
Both the officers and the crews of the older
navies used to drcsa pretty much us they
pleaded. 111 Nelson's time an attempt was made
to get the officers arrayed with some sort of
system, but the sailors wore whatever they could
got hold of.
That the dominant colors In dress in the Brit
ish navy (and resulting In the navies of other
countries) were determined by a woman's in
fluence is shown in English records. Tho Hon.
John Forbes, admiral of the fleet, Mid:
"Adverting to the establishment of naval uni
forms, I was summoned to attend the duke of
liedfonl and, being introduced Into an apart
ment surrounded witli various dresses, my
opinion was usked as to tho most appropriate.
I Bald red and blue, as they were our national
"'No,' replied his grace, 'tho king (George II.)
has determined otherwl <•, for having seen my
duchesn riding in tho park a few days ago In
» habit of blue faced with white the dress took
his majt nty's fancy, who ha* appointed It for tho
uniform of the royal navy.'"
While wearing a uniform himself, Nelson was
Jealoiiß In guarding against further encroach
ment • on the tailor's prerogative In the matter
of dress, About the time of the French revo
lution epaulets began »c be worn in continental
navies; at Ilrst only on one shoulder, according
to the offli• r's rank In 1783 Nelson, while In
France, wrote to his father:
"Two noble English captains are here They
admiral is a man of strong friendships. Ever
since his return from tho Philippines he has
made his home at Washington—which is the com
mon headquarters for retired as well as active
officers of tho service. And those officers who do
not live there make it a rendezvous, particularly
at holiday seasons, and thus it comes about that
there were in the capital at Christmas week aa
exceptional number of friends and acquaintances
wear line epaulets, for which I think them
great coxcombs. You may suppose I hold them
a littlo cheap for putting on any part of a
It was only a few years after this, however,
that Nelson himself was wearing an epaulet, not
only on a single shoulder, but on both.
In tho United States navy uniforms were pre
scribed from the outset but with the very wise
clause, inserted as a parenthesis, "If they can bo
procured." Hy a resolution of tho continental
board of admiralty captains were to have a coat
of blue cloth with red lapels, slashed cuffs, a
stand-up collar, Hat yellow buttons, bluo breeches
and a red waistcoat with yellow lace.
Lieutenants were to have a blue coat, red
lapels, round cuffs a stand-up collar, yel
low buttons, bluo breeches and a plain red waist
coat. Midshipmen were to have a bluo coat
with lapels, round cufTs, faced with red, a stand
up collar, red at tho buttons and button-boles,
blue breeches and a red waistcoat.
Officers of the marines wero to have a uni
form consisting of a green coat faced with
white, round cuffs, slashed sleeves and pockets
with buttons around the cuffs, a silver
epaulet on the left shoulder, skirts of tho coat
turned back (like the uniform of the continental
soldier), buttons for the facings, white waistcoat
arid breeches edged with green, and black
gaiters and garters. The inarluoH were to wear
But it Is highly Improbable that these [>r«-
CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19. 1911.
of the admiral —officers who served
with him in the Pacific and else
where. Of course they called upon
him on his birthday and he met
them at social functions during the
As for tbe admiral himself, he
lives very quietly these days and he
does not introduce many frills In
his celebration of his birthday anni
versary. On that day, as on every
other, he devotes a good share of
the late afternoon to a long carriage
drive, probably handling tho reins
himself. Formerly the admiral in
dulged in a horseback ride as his
dally outing, but with advancing
years he has almost abandoned this
ftrenuous exercise. In addition to
his dally ride he Is wont to walk
more or less each day, walking to
and from his office at the Navy De
partment Annex building and in this
walk, on his birthday, he had as his
companion his only son, regard
ing whom the public haß heard so
The big event of the day, how
ever, was the admiral's dinner party
in the evening. The most promi
nent men In the nation gathered
around the festive board and the
president of tho United States was
a guest. The dinner was prepared
by the admiral's famous Chi
nese cook, who has been with him
ever since the stirring days at Ma
nila bay, and who Is famous for his
appetizing dishes. The Informal an
niversary banquet—with its gor
geous birthday cake —was served in
the dining room of the admiral's
present home —the house to which
ho removed when the dwelling giv
en to him by the nation, in grati
tude for the victory of May 1,
proved rather too small to enable
him to entertain his friends as he
This dining room is a very imposing apartment,
with green wall hangings, heavy carved furniture
and a lofty ceiling studded with electric lights. On
one of tho long walls of this apartment there la
arranged the admiral's famous collection of Fill
pino weapons, including knives, spears, shields
and other pieces of decided decorative value. Con
spicuous on tho opposite wall Is a mounted moose
head and an ingenious map of the world fashioned
from hemp by Filipino weavers. Opening from this
room is the breakfast room, which Is used by the
Deweys for all family and informal dinners.
In some respects tho most interesting room In
the admiral's homo Is tho, "bluo room," a sort of
combination "den," library and living room. Tho
wall coverings, draperies, etc., are all of brocaded
silk In the delicate robin's egg tint, and tho up
holstery is in harmony with tills color scheme.
Here are the admiral's reading and writing table
and lils "favorite corner," containing his lounging
chair brought from the Orient and a collection of
prized pictures, Including original war sketches,
autographed photos and other mementoes. Seated
here the other day the admiral, who does not look
within ten years of his seventy-three yea»:>, said:
"I relish the littlo birthday celebrations I have
enjoyed In recent years, all the more because as
a boy my birthday anniversary never meant much
to ma. My relatives were wont to combine it with
Christmas In so far as gift giving was concerned.
I do not recall that, as u boy, I ever received a
birthday present and 1 thought it pretty hard
scribed uniforms were ever worn except In
eases of great ceremony or whero the officer
was sitting for his portrait.
The facts In tho ease seem to be that John
Paul Jones, Nicholas lliddle, John ilarry nnd
Other nautical heroes of the revolution achieved
their greatness In red or blue Manuel shirts and
In nny other clothing that came handy; doubt
lessly pat bed by the ship's ta'lor, not too neat
ly, with nil cloth, Ly the assistance of a mar
line spike au<l spun yarn.—Bluejacket.
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COMING HIS WAY.
*—^aLLj l - 1
"What luck, ray boy?"
"Oh! pretty fair. I got six winders,
two lamp posts and one silk hat al
BABY'S HAIR ALL CAME OUT
"When my first baby was six
months old he broke out on his head
with little bumps. They would dry
up and leave a scale. Then it would
break out again and it spread all over
his head. All the hair came out and
his head was scaly all over. Then his
face broke out all over in red bumps
and it kept spreading until it was on
bis hands and arms. I bought several
boxes of ointment, gave him blood
medicine, and had two doctors to treat
him, but he got worse all the time. He
had it about six months when a friend
told me about Cuticura. I sent and
got a bottle of Cuticura Resolvent, a
cake of Cuticura Soap and a box of
Cuticura Ointment. In three days
after using them ho began to improve.
He began to take long naps and to
stop scratching his head. After taking
two bottles of Resolvent, two boxes of
Ointment and three cakes of Soap he
was sound and well, and never had
any breaking out of any kind. His
hair came out in little curls all over
his head. I don't think anything else
would have cured him except Cuticura.
"I have bought Cuticura Ointment
and Soap several times since to use
for cuts and soros and have never
known them to fail to cure what I put
them on.l think Cuticura is a great
remedy and would advise any one to
use it. Cuticura Soap is the best that
I have ever used for toilet purposes."
(Signed) Mrs. F. E. Harmon. R. F. D.
2, Atoka, Tenn., Sept. 10, 1910.
On the Dog.
A small West Philadelphia boy may
be an author some day. He has Just
finished his first essay. It is on a dog.
"A dog is a animule with four lcg3,
a tale and pants but he never changes
them. He wags his tale when ho is
glad and sits on it when he is sorry. A
dog is a useful animule because he bites
burglars but he is more trouble than
he is worth when he tracks mud on
the carpet. A bull dog is the king of
Seats of the Mighty.
"Have you investigated those
charges against liiggun yet?" asked
the intimate friend.
"Not yet," answered tho distin
guished statesman who was a mem
ber of the investigating committee.
"All we have done Is to hold an in
formal meeting and decide that ho
Joakley—You're right; most people
worry over what they haven't got,
but I know eertuinipeople who worry
because of what they have.
Coakley -That so? What have theyT
Joakley—Nothing. The Catholic
Standard and Times.
Conciliation caiiiw and aggravate* many
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I'r. I'li tvc . I'll'isiut IVlli W. I In* favor
ite family laxative.
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GOT THE BEST OF THE ELDER
Apt Quotation of Brer Reuben Saved
His Mule and at the Same Time
Elder Harris was making another
attempt to induce ono of the members
of his Hock to trade horses with him.
"Dnt pony o" your'n, Brer Reuben,"
he said, "is jes' what I want, an' my
big bay hos is jes' what yo' want. I
kin git over de groun' faster wid da
pony, an' you kin haul a bigger load
wid do hoss. Hit'd be a good trade fur
bofe on us, 'ceptin' dat it'd bo a leetle
better fuh you dan it would fur me.
You take do hay and give me de
"De pony suits me well 'nough, el
der," averred Brother Reuben, for the
twentieth time. "I don' l:eer t' make
"But I jes' natchelly got t' have dat
pony, Brer Reuben."
"Elder," spoke the other, after a
period of profound thought. "I been
wantln't' ast yo' a question for a long
"Well, what is It?"
"I know w'at one o' do 'postles says
'bout de law bein' done away with, but
ain't we still livin' undah de ten com
"Brer Reuben," solemnly averred
Elder Harris, "we air."
"Well, one o' dem comman'menta
Eays we mustn't covet anyt'ing w't b'-
longs t.' our neighbors, an' you're cov
etin' dat liT chestnut sor'l pony o*
mine, Brer Harris!"
Then the elder gave It up. Clearly
the tenth commandment was against
Old Women in Maine.
Gray has a quintet of ladies whose
age is over ninety years. Mrs. Enoch
Merrill's age is ninety-nine years and
eleven months, while Mrs. Lois B.
Small reached her ninety-eighth birth
day on November 6, and both of thes«|
ladies are bright and active. Mrs.
Mary A. Frank was nlnety-slx last
September, and Is in her usual health.
Mrs. Hannah T. Rowe is ninety-one;
Mrs. Mary Leighton also 1s ninety-one.
"What has become of young Mr.
D'Auber, who showed such signs of
talent in drawing? Has he made a
"Oh, yes, indeed. He's got all the
work he can do now."
"Magazine or studio work?"
"Ho draws the maltese cross show
ing where the body was found, in the
evening papers."—Cleveland Leader.
Life's Varied Interests.
"The weather's rather bad, Isn't itf*
6aid the young woman.
"Yes," replied the nonchalant youth.
"Lucky thing It Is. Helps conversation.
It would be a deadly bore togo on for
ever saying 'it's a pleasant day.'"
"How can I keep a husband's love?"
"Have you tried cold storage?"
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