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HIS INDOMITABLE PLUCK AS A BOY
FIRST ATTRACTED ATTENTION.
da Was the Son of a Uay Laborer at Pal-
WKJrti, N. I(, and Did His Share Toward
the Maintenance of the Family—Was Ed.
ucatad in the Public Schools.
Admiral Sampson was the son of a
day laborer at Palmyra, N. Y., and he
came into the world 48 years ago, when
his parents were in rather straightened
circumstances. However, they were
able to let him get the rudiments of an
education in the public schools, and it
aroused a fierce appetite for learning.
He did his share toward the main
tenance of the family by splitting wood,
raking hay and doing any chores he
could find to do among the neighbors;
but he kept ongoing to school. The
desire to get an education, to be some
thing, was strong within him.
The lad's industry and indomitable
pluck attracted attention. Congress
man Morgan of Wayne county took an
interest in him and gave him an OP
portunity to try for the Naval Acad
emy. He passed his examination with
fiying colors and was graduated with
honors in 1860. He stood higher than
Commodore Schley, who was in the
He early realized the importance of
good social connections to a young man
who has to make his way in the world,
and he made the most of the oppor
tunities that came in his way. He
was a good tennis player, and the
young ladies invited liim to their par
ties on that account. He was of a re
tiring, almost taciturn disposition, but
he tried hard to overcome it, and made
many friends and an advantageous
In appearance he is of medium
height, neither stout nor thin, with a
keen, bronzed face and an ample sup
ply of whiskers —not a handsome man,
like Dewey, but as good looking as the
average. He has not seen anything
like so much sea service as Dewey.
The work assigned to him has given
him more opportunity to make a repu
tation on land. He was Executive Offi
cer on the Patapsco when she was
blown up in the blockading fleet be
fore Charleston, but he was lucky
enough to escape without injury. That
made him talked about all over the
country as much as Capt. Sigsbee when
the Maine was blown up.
lAter he was Superintendent of the
Naval Academy where he made such
a good reputation as a cadet. Since
the new navy was started he has had
command of two vessels —the San
Francisco and the battleship lowa. He
half climbed where he is by sheer force
of ability. All honor to him.
Anecdotes Briefly Told.
It is told of the late Bessie Bellwood
that once while ehe was overcome by
the qualms of seasickness in crossing
the English channel the steward of her
company prepared a glass of brandy
ond soda for her. This he handed to
Miss Bellwood, who clutched it greed
ily, but "before she could raise it to her
lips the feeling of nausea returned, and
turning party she remarked:
"Excuse me a moment, boys, but I must
take this encore."
Senator Hoar says that his father
charged' Sanftrfd Adams, the Concord
pump-maker, ( >5 for a little legal advice
that he had asked for, and as Adams
was to him: "By the way,
there is a little trouble with my pump.
It d6es not seem to draw water. Will
you Just look at it?" So Mr. Adams
weut around the corner of the shed,
moVed the handle of the pump and put
hiatoand down and fixed a little spigot
which was in the side which had got
loose, and the pump worked perfectly.
Judge Hoar said: "Thank you, sir." To
which Adams replied: "It will be |5,Mr.
Hoar, and the Judge gave him back the
same bill he had just taken.
The celebrated Massimo family in
Rome, who claim descent from Quintus
Fabius Maximus, the Dictator, have
just celebrated, as they do annually,
the anniversary of the restoration to
life of Pacio Massimo, who died in 1583
and was miraculously revived by St.
Philip Neri. It was to the grandfather
of the present Prince Massimo that Na
poleon put the question: "And are you
so sure you really are descended from
Quintus Fabius Maximus?" "Well,"
answered the Prince, "they have said
so for over a thousand years."
Thia ia the London version of the
Mr. Vanderbilt's parting with
his celebrated Paris chef, Joseph. One
day the millionaire sent for Joseph
ant?told<hlm frankly that he was grow
ing ratheivtired of his highfalutln,
"artiitic" French dishes. "The tact is,"
said the millionaire, "I'm darned hun
gry ,• and* rafagt a square, old-fashion
meal. Gp'aniMceok me," he added,
"soßwtalce boiled beef and cabbage."
"MoQ&i<#Ur," > added Joseph, in his
sudyetftnnanner. "1 think you have sent
for iray mistake. Shall I ring for the
gardßueO?"'Joß«jh has justlbecome the
presMfng cenliu&of the kitchens of a
he eaid theTottier'day: "A**Oinfi»r
should be shorPßlike men."
FOREIGNERS SAY IT IS UNSURPASSED
BY ANY ARMY IN THE WORLD.
Cavnlry of tlie Regulars BM Sean Much
Servlcnoii the Western Plains—The Life
In Somewhat More Ardnons Than That of
Competent authorities, foreign ob
servers, have said that the cavalry of
the United States army is unsurpassed
in the world, no matter what may be
said to the contrary by those who are
admirers of the Cossacks. This is by
reason of the fact that the cavalry of
the regulars has seen much service on
the Western plains, where they are j
most generally kept and in active ser*
vice, it is continual practice in actual j
service that makes capable cavalry
The life of a cavalryman is somewhat
iqore arduous than that of a member
of the infantry in that he must care
for his horse, see that he is fed and
watered, look after his toilet and keep
alibis accouterments just as spic and ;
UNITED STATES CAVALItV OFKIOEK.
span as he does the clothes that cover j
himself. But on the march, of course, j
the horseman has the advantage, !
tiough a day's ride is quite as fa- I
tiguing on the spine as a day's march j
Is tiring to the less of an infantryman. !
In Cuba there will be a necessity for |
a force of marauders who can rapidly j
pass from point to point and cut off j
communications, if only temporarily, I
of a force that can harass the rear of °
an enemy in retreat, and that in ease i
necessity arises can make the sweep- j
ing charge that drives a half-liearted |
enemy l'roui defensive positions. It j
doesn't seem likely that there will be j
any occasion for our cavalry in Cuba i
to duplicate the ride of (he Six Hun- j
dred at Balaklava, but it may have j
plenty of occasion to show the stuff
that is in this branch of the service.
The cavalry is in tip-top condition
and in fine fighting fettle. It lias been
wrestling with lite redskins in the
West and making arduous marches at
times across sunburnt plains, in heat
the rival of Cuban temperature. It
has been scouting and lighting in the
West and is ready now for the Span
iards in the plains, hills and swamps
Uncle Sam buys uo common stock.
Horses for the cavalry service must be
animals of the first class, of certain
age. within certain weights and of cer
tain height, sound in wind and limb.
Large breeders of and dealers in horses i
all over the country keep the wauts of j
the United States in view at all times. !
A horse that is useless for breeding or
racing may be just the thing for a j
magnificent cavalry horse and bring a
handsome price for the army.
More than 10,000 horses are in use |
at all times in the army' when on a !
peace footing, and to replace the worn- 1
out specimens every year requires the i
purchase of 10 per cent, or say 1,000 a
year. The purchases are made by offi
cers in the service who are known to
be thoroughly good judges of a horse ;
in every point.
AVhen they go into the market they
are fairly overwhelmed with offers of j
animals deemed suitable for the ser- 1
vice. There are trotters in whose
veins the Hambletonian blood courses j
or the blood of the celebrated family |
of Wilkes from the Blue Grass region !
of Kentucky. And the running stock, |
too, comes into competition with the i
trotting stock. There are Longfellows j
and Hanovers and Hindoos and Hram- 1
hies, horses that had all the richest |
of running bloud. but lacked in speed. 1
The clapping of fair hands never greet- \
ed their eahs as they came under the
wires winners of a Derby or handicap,
and wreaths of roses never encircled
their arching necks. But they may
hear the beating of the drums and the
roll of the artillery. As war horses
they can do the customary neighing
and prance delightedly when the smoke
of battle greets their nostrils.
As to the type of horse best suited
for the cavalry, color is all important.
A white horse has no show whatever,
and a dun or yellow but little better
chance. Hays, blacks and sorrels are
preferred. The horse must be gentle
and bridlewise, without a trace of
viciousness In his make-up, for, how
ever vicious the rider may be in bat
tle, the horse must not be wicked in
his behavior. The mouth of a cavalry
horse must be moderately sensitive at
least, for a horse with a hard mouth
is all but uncontrollable in action.
Nothing but geldings are taken, and !
every one must be between 15 and 16 j
hands high and weigh between 1,000 |
and 1.200 pounds,
1-' lower* In tke World.
The largest flower in the world
grows in Sumatra. Some of the speci- !
mens are thirty-nine inches in diame
ter. The central cup will hold six
quarts of water.
The average waking a
healthy man or wmaa is saldfto,Jje
seventy-five stepa»a miuute.
HEROES OF CARDENAS.
Brief History of the Flmt American* Killed
in the War Willi Spain.
Ensign Worth Bagley was born and
reared in Raleigh, N. C. He came of
good American stock. Ills grand
father was Jonathan Worth, Governor
of North Carolina. His father, W. H.
Bagley, was for twenty years Clerk of
the Supreme Court of that State.
Worth Bagley was born in 1874, and
received his earlier education at the
Raleigh Academy. After a competi
tive examination he was appointed to
the Naval Academy in 1891, and was
graduated four years later.
Having served on Hie Maine until
Nov. 23, 1897, young Bagley was or
dered to the Columbian Iron Works,
Baltimore, on duty in i onnection with
the construction of the Winslow. When
the torpedo boat was putin commis
sion he was attached to her and so re
mained to the moment of his death.
John Varveres, the oiler on the Wins
low who was killed, was a naturalized
citizen of the United States, born at
Smyrna, Turkey in Asia. He had
served four years and nine months in
the navy and re-enlisted in September,
1897, as a fireman, second class.
111.4AH1.1M1 OF Till. WINSI.OW.
George Burton Meek, who was killed,
was born near Clyde. ()., In 1872. Al
ways fond of sailing, lie kept a boat on
Lake Erie when lie was a boy. He left
home when he was seventeen years old.
and at Erie enlisted on the Michigan
and served one year. He twice re
enlisted in the navy, the last time in
New York, on Christmas Day, 189(1.
He served as fireman on the Cushing
until she broke down and was then
transferred to the Winslow.
John Denfee was an Irishman by
birth and a naturalized citizen of this
country. He was born at Kilkenny.
Having seen four years' service, Den
fee again enlisted on September 2, 1897,
as fireman, first, class.
Elijah Banning Tunnell, colored, was
born in Aecomac County, Virginia. He
enlisted at the League Island Navy
Yard, and was cabin cook on the Win
Lieut. John Baptiste Bernadou, who
was wounded, is one of the most dash
ing and brave young officers in the
navy. An expert in all that pertains
to torpedoes, Lieut. Bernadou was in
spector in charge of the construction
of the Winslow and, knowing her from
the keel up, he was putin command
of her immediately on her acceptance
by the Government.
Lieut. Bernadou was born November
1858, in Philadelphia, and was ap
pointed to the Naval Academy by Pres-
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It is much easier to keep the hair
%hen you have it than it is to re
store it "Ivhen it's lost. If your hair
is "coming out" it needs instant
attention. The use of A YER'S
HAIR VIGOR ivill promptly stop
the hair from falling, and stimulate
it to new groivth.
" Some years ago my hair began to fall
out and I became quite bald. 1 'was ad
vised to try
if! and had used it but a
& short time %>hen my
hair ceased to fall out
SjKSL- ar, d A new ana "vigor■
Bpous growth made its ap-
HftSPfriigg??'" pearance.My hair is no%
|*~ . t abundant and glossy."
*** THOS. DUNN.
:uenc uraiu 111 1010. ne was a miu
shlpman in 1888, and an ensign, junior
grade, in 1883. In June, 1884, he was
made ensign. In 1892 he became a
lieutenant, junior grade, and attained
his full lieutenancy in 1896.
Lieut. Bernadou formerly lived at
Winslow, near Camden, N. J. His
grandfather was the late Andrew K.
Hay, who owned half the town and the
big glass works there.
Wonderful >ll rime.
One of the most pronounced and
pleasing mirages that was ever seen
from Rochester was noticeable recent
ly. and, through the peculiar powers of
the strange freak of nature, Canada's
shore could be plainly seen with the
naked eye, as could also what appeared
to be the woods on the shore of the
northern boundary of old Ontario. In
the north it was clear and the pink sky
showed. Between the pink and the
American shore of Lake Ontario could
distinctly be seen the opposite shore of
the great body of water. The lake Is
about sixty miles wide directly opposite
Rochester, so that those wno saw the
mirage looked through about sixty
seven miles of spate and saw land.
With the aid of a glass the trees on
the opposite side could be seen to bet
ter advantage. The long strip of lead
colored shore and the water contrasted
well with the pink sky beyond, the
whole forming a pretty picture. No
boats were to be seen on the lake, how
ever. Lake Ontario seemed to be little
wider than the Genese above the city
and it was difficult for some to believe
that they really saw Canada.
Those who keep track of the strange
things called mirages say that every
year about tills time one can be seen.
They come just as the storms are dis
For (lie Prnrrvatlon of Hollers.
The practise adopted by the French
Navy for the preservation of boilers not
In u«e is different from that generally
In vogue, and it is worth at least mak
ing a note of. They seem to take the
bull by the horns. Instead of emptying
the boiler they fill it completely full of
fresh water and then add to the water a
certain amount of milk of lime or soda.
The solution used is not so strong for
boilers with small tubes. It is intended
to be just sufficient to neutralize any
acidity of the water. Particular atten
tion is given to the outsides of the
tubes if they are not to be used for a
long time. They are painted with red
lead or coal tar as far as they are ac
cessible, and for the rest a protective
coating is obtained by burning tar, the
smoke of which will rorm a coating of
soot. Besides this the boiler casing is
closed and kept air-tight, after some
quicklime has been placed inside. —
A Healthy Average,
The average amount of slcknesa in
human life is nine days out of the year.
Something to know!
Our very large line of Latest patterns of Wall Paper
with ceilings and border to match. All full measure
ments and all white backs. jElegant designs as low
as per roll.
with roiler fixtures, fringed and plain. Some as low
as ioc; better, 25c, jjc, 50c,
rainging in prices 20c., 25c., j;c., 45c., and 68c.
Antique Bedroom Suits
Full suits SIB.OO. Woven wire springs, $1.75.
Soft top mattresses, good ticks, $2.50.
Feather pillows, per pair.
GOOD CANE SEAT CHAIRS for parlor use 3.75 set. Rockers to
match, 1.25. Large size No. 8 cook stove, #20.00; red cross
ranges s2l. Tin wash*boilers with covers, 49c. 'Tin pails—
14qt, 14c; 10qt, 10c; Bqt, 8c; 2qt covered, sc.
Onr Declaration o! War
Has, been in effect for a number of
years and our
Bombardment of High Prices
Has created havoc of late in the sale of
MOWING MACHINES, DRILLS, HARROWS,
PLOWS, LUMBER WAGONS, BUGGIES,
and ROAD WAGONS
all at the lowest cash price.
PHOSPHATE, ThiJty tons of different grades will be
sold at a low figure.
WP Mil I PP FORKSVILLE,
• Jm* Sullivan County, Pa.
! IN MEN'S BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S
' Suits h- —
The season is advancing and we have a very large stock of suits
on hand that we are goftig to sell at a big sacrifice in order to
remove the season is over.
Meu's suits at 3.25, 5.00, 7.50 and 10.00 are 35 per cent, cheaper than
ever offered. Youths'suits at 2.75, 3.50, 4.50, C.OO and 7.50 are positively
big inducements. Children's suits at 75c, 1.00, 1.25, 1.50 and 2.00 are
exactly half the usual price; we have them in all the latest styles.
Onr line of Ladies'Capee, Skirts, ShirtWaists, Corsets and Vesta
are a great dealjeea in price than you can buy the material.
Ladies' and Cents' Shoes and Slippers at a big reduction. Men's
working shirts, 17c. Men's heavy cotton pants, soc. Heaviest overalls
made, 45c. Ladies' wrappers, 60. Men's all wool pants, 1.00, are
worth 2.00. Knee pants, 15c, worth 35c. Bicycle suits at very low
prices. Straw hats at half price. Heavy cotton socks, 4 pairs for 25c.
Men's mackintoshes at 2.00 are special values.
Come and See Our Stock and
and then we are sure that you will surely appreciate
them and you will save more than 35 per cent, on a good many
articles. We have good attendants and will l>e glad to show
the goods whether you buy or not.
I _._L The Reliable Dealer in Clothing
JaCOD rCr Boots and Shoes.