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A STORY ABOUT DEWEY.
He Hcfoatd to Die From an Operation—Hli
Descent From Alfred the Great.
When the result of the battle at Ma
nila became known, the extraordinary
interest that was developed In the hero
of it was indicated by stories about
Dewey which were printed in the news-,
papers not only of this country, but of
Europe. It was known that Dewey
had undergone a very serious operation
a few years ago, and a correspondent
of the Birmingham Post in England
has this to say about it:
"1 dare say the citizens of the Unit
ed States generally are not aware how
very near they came to losing Admiral
Dewey early in 1883, and that the fact
of his being still alive is, humanly
speaking, largely due to the clever sur
gery of Inspector-General of Hospitals
.). N. Dick. R. N. (late Medical Direc
tor-General of the Navy), and Drs.
Fitzgerald and Yeo. K. N., surgeons
of Malta Naval Hospital at that time.
In February, 1883, 1 was a patient
there; another was Admiral Dewey,
then in command of the United States
corvette Juniata. He suffered from
abscess of the liver in a very complex
form, and was not expected to survive
an operation to which he had to sub
mit. The yarn we heard was that,
when about to undergo it, the last
words he murmured before he became
quite under the influence of the anaes
thetic were, 'l've made up my mind,
and I won't die,' and he didn't, to the
general astonishment. After he be
came convalescent 1 used sometimes to
push him about the hospital gardens
in ii bath chair, and on one occasion
I remember his saying to me (apropos
of liie operation), 'You know, I've got
a wife and children depending on me
at home, and I couldn't afford to die
just then.' I know that the doctors
said that nothing but his extraordinary
determination pulled him through, and
that they never had a pluckier pa
A few years ago a man named
Browning took advantage of the grow
ing interest in genealogical investiga
tion in this country to publish a vol
ume called "Americans of Royal De
scent," in which he proved to his own
satisfaction and that of some of his
credulous patrons that nearly every
New England family could claim de
scent from one or more English Kings.
It was not unlike a recent book which
proves just as conclusively that every
Irish family may be traced back to
royalty, and in this book Browning
has included Rear Admiral Dewey and
assigned Alfred the Great as an ances
tor of his in the following fashion:
"Thomas Dewey came from Sand
wich, Kent, England, in the year 1633,
to Dorchester, Mass. He removed
about 1638 to Windsor, Conn., where,
on March 22, 1638, he married the wid
ow Frances Clarke. He died at Wind
sor, April 27, 1648. His son, Josiah
Dewey, born IG4I, settled first at West
field, but subsequently removed to j
Lebanon, Conn. He married in 1662 j
Hepzibah Lyman. llepzibah Lyman]
was the daughter of Richard Lyman of j
Windsor, Conn., who died in 1662. j
Richard Lyman was the sixth in de
scent from Elizabeth Lambert, who
married Thomas Lyman of Navistoke,
Essex, England, who died in lf>o9. Eli
zabeth was the daughter of Henry
Lambert of Ongar, Essex, who was the
seventeenth in descent from Princess 1
Edglna, the granddaughter of Alfred,
and the daughter of King Edward the
Elder. She, after the death of her '
first husband, Charles 111 of France,
married Henry, third Count de Ver- j
mandois and Troyes. Her grand- :
daughter married the son of Henry. I
of France, and their son, Robert, was
the first Earl of Liecester. Robert's I
great-granddaughter married the first 1
Earl of Winchester, and her grand
daughter married a descendant of Don
albane, King of Scotland.
"Seventh in descent from this last
couple was the Robert Lambert re
ferred to, and from his daughter de
scended the Richard Lyman who was
father to the Hepzibah who married
the ancestor of Admiral Dewey. From
Josiah Dewey and Hepzibah Lyman
the descent is as follows:
1. Josiah Dewey of Lebauon, Conn.,
2. William Dewey of Lebanon,
Conn., born 1692; died 1759.
3. Simeon Dewey of Lebanon,
Conn., born 1718; died 1751.
4. William Dewey, settled at Han
over, N. IL; born 1746; died 1813.
5. Capt. Simeon Dewey of Berlin,
Vt„ born 1770; died 1863.
6. Julius Y. Dewey of Montpelier,
Vt., born 1801; died 1877.
7. Admiral George Dewey, born
The fabulous honor of being the first
inventor of the art of signalling is be
stowed by certain classical writers up
on the ingenious Palarnedes, says a
writer in Cornhill Magazine. This hero
may have introduced improvements in
detail, but it is certain that long be
fore the time of the Trojan war the
Egyptians and Assyrians, if not the
Chinese and other nations of remote an
tiquity—of whom monumental records
alone remain to us—had developed reg
ular methods of signalling by fire,
smoke, flags, etc.
The great wall, built by the Chinese
ages ago, and 1,500 miles long, is stud
ded with towers. Between these sig
nals were interchanged when troops
had to be collected in order to resist
attack at any point threatened by the
Tartars or "outer barbarians." By
Major Boucheraeder and others It has
been considered that the huge tower
of Babel was erected for similar as
well as for a number of different pur
TOWN OK JURAGUICITO.
destroyed Hv Order of United States Health
A nili or i ties.
The miseiable little town of Juragul
citi) (Sib.mey), Cuba, lies in ashes. It
'.."0 3 burne 1 under the orders of the
United States army health authorities,
/iniost eveiy bulhllng of the fifty
v .'eh straggled along the irregular'
! iuff was lie" on fire, and the Cuban in
i liit.inis lie .1 to the eaves in the over
firing hillilde for shelter.
The action was taken at the urgent
rei|t!r:it of Major T.egurdo of the ll.is
p!tnl ('irim. and served the joint pur
pose of ridding the hospital camp "112
the unl;., ulthfu! and dirty buildings,
a:-.'i dr.v.tig away scores of Cuban fol
lowers, whose presence was a serious
ineonvenien -e to the hospital workers.
Tli.* burning of the houses also ex
tend.,] along the trail to the front, and
num. rous blockhouses were destroyed,
together with dwellings.
The action was decided upon and the
long, wooden building at the extreme
easl end of the street, one which had
served as division headquarters during
the early days of the landing, and later
as ;i postolilce, was set fire to. This
buildiivj WHS one of the most imposing
in the city, with its long, broad veran
das and well-built stoop, and as the
liuuies burst from the windows and
swept over the roof the Cuban dwellers
in the neighboring houses began to
rush for safety. They were assisted by
a detachment of soldiers in removing
thuir effects, and the buildings were
set lire to - s rapidly as vacated.
The old weoden structures would or
dinarily hav • burned like tinder, but
the h .ivy rains made the flames slow
in spreading. The dwelling houses tilled
the camp with stilling black smoke,
which was visible for miles.
in sj-.te ..I the protests of the ragged
Cubans the work of destruction pro
ceeded stea iJli' all day.
The buildi'ii; in which field, telegraph
and telephone offices were located
share.] the common fate.
Tho work was not completed until
after dark, wien the torch was applied
to tile lurft building of the town. The
debris will b« cleared away as rapidly
as possible, and many more hospital
tents will be pitched on new sites.
In a new French apparatus for rais
ing sunken vessels a number of cells
of calcium carbide are maintained on
board in such a position that gas is
generated as soon as the vessel sinks
and stored in collapsible bags under
the decks, thus raising the ship imme
diately, which might be the means of
saving many lives.
An Englishman has designed an elec
tric fog signalling apparatus, which
has a large number of cartridge cham
bers in a metallic disk, with a firing
mechanism on one side of the disk to
fire a cartridge at stated Intervals if
a train is in Uie block ahead of the
signal, an electric current operating
An improved method of attaching
the collar and (into a shirt consists
of loops formed on the collar, tie and
neckband, through which a spring ring
is forced, which extends nearly around
the neck under the tie and prevents
the -lipping of collnr and tie.
Uicycle riders who smoke will ap
preciate a newly designed pipe which
has the bowl attached to a shield to be
pirm.-i! on the coat, with a curved stem
which makes it possible for the smoker
to use iho pipe without touching it
with his hands.
r'l 4'J: L> «»1* I !»«• VnMCM.
A recent writer in the Century mag
azli e call itcutinn to the keenness of
thi he ;ring while asleep for
sigrnils for ••..;! own station. He will
hear hi . own lumbers, while those of
an adjoining station will fail to awak
en h• in. In tlio same connection lie
quoU .the fireman as saying that hi»
wife heats the b: by when it stirs in the
crib, but never hears the gong, while
he never hear, it, but will jump at the
stroke of the gong over his bed at
home. Dr. Nansen, the Arctic explor
er, relates a remarkable change in the
keen no -■ of the sense of smell during
his long ab. nee among the northern
ice fields. I'pon his return he was able
to detect the odor of the soap used oy
tin first white ho met, and when he
got to I'iair/. Josef land, and entered a
house for the first time, he could de
tect the odor almost everything !n
the house. These facts would seem to
indicate that the senses were capable
of very ready cultivation.
( oluiiihiM mi I c .iut!ago.
The voyage of Columbus, the discov
erer of the Spanish Main, are of more
than usual interest to-day. Ills second
toyage is especially interesting.
He sailed from Palos, Spain, on Sept.
25. 1493, with 17 vessels and 1,500 men,
discovering the island of Dominica on
the 3d of November, heaving there he
landed on several of the Caribbee isl
ands, and had several contlicts with
the natives. Then lie coasted along
For to Itico. and probably called in at
San Juan, so recently bombarded by
Admiral Sampson. On the 25th of No
vember he reached the harbor of
Navidad, on the coast of Hayti. He
found that the colony of 43 men he
left there (the first Spanish settlement
in the New World) had been killed by
hostile Indians. In December, on a new
site farther east, he founded Isabella,
the first European town in the New
World. He explored the interior, and
in the spring set sail westward, when
lie discovered the south coast of Cuba
and called it Santiago, where now, 400
years later, his fellow countrymen are
besieged by the American fleet.
||4»re*N a llouilloii.
A gentleman recently astonished his
hostess at an afternoon tea by refusing
sugar and cream and asking for pepper
and salt. She tried it and fuund it
delightful, tasting like a most delicate
COALING IN A SEA WAY.
It is Iloth r.xMiH'i-uiinc unci Dirty Work
at All 'linn-*
The following notes, written aboard
the U. S. battleship low:;, in Cuban
waters, relates bi-.iun of the annojraiu-.es
of eoalliig in a sea v.uy:
June 7.—-It l< ihc gun civv s a
good part of y- u-.rtay afternoon to gel
things in xhapr, n:.«! iliea early tli;-
morning, alii r every 1; an had stood his
watch at the •tin Uuriag the niglil. I lie
collier Justine came .: iueeside and we
started in coalinj.. r i':i • Justin« has
not the carrying c.i• Uy tiial t h
Mrrrimac had, hut i-h is a fine steam
er, very strongly hi';:;, in a sea way
this is a great ad\ ti. e, for though
we gave her some pretty hard knocks
no holes were punched in her side
Since she conies right alongside out
armor belt she could be the only suf
ferer. She is also very convenient tc
coal from. Working three forward
hatches we were able to take aboard
very easily 200 tons before supper time
and this without pushing the crew at
all. Though it is hot down in the hold
of the collier and the men are not
hardened to such hard hears
no growling; it is war work and there
fore is done cheerfully.
June 8.- Much to our disappointment
we found that we could not get the
Justine again to-day, as she was or
dered over to the Brooklyn. We had
to content ourselves with the Stirling,
to our sorrow. \W had every fender
possible out, big rope fellows, too, that
will stand any amount of knocking,
but no sooner had the Stirling come
alongside than she came up heavily
against our ash chute and punc lied a
hole in her side. 'I here was nothing
to do but send the carpenter's gang
aboard and shove her off for repairs.
The opportunity was seized to try the
wonderful patent stoppers, but they
didn't seem to be of much service. The
hole was too jagged to lit them in.
Query: would not a hot hole lie equal
Every one is ci listed with the
Stirling for having .sides like paper.
Our ship is all dirty, the crew are all
ip coaling clothe:-, and so they will
have to remain waiting for the sea to
i aim down, so we tan (ill up. When
the Justine was alongside we smashed
several heavy wooden fenders, smashed
them all up into splinters, out her
6ides seemed none the worse for it,
and here the Stirling conies and gets a
hole punched in her the very tlrst
June 11.—We tried to coal again from
the Justine to-day. made all prepara
tions, and even started sending the
coal aboard, but before we got more
than a dozen bags on the ships knocked
together so badly that we had to cast
the collier off and give it up again. It
Is most aggravating, for now we must
clean up the ship, only to start in coal
ing again Monday.
Don't lol.acro *|iit aim Mtu»k«< lour ».!*»• Anay,
To quit tobacco easily and forever, be niatr
netic. full of life, nerve and take No To-
Hac, the wonder-worker, that makes weak men
strong. All druppists, 50c or 91. Cure guaran
teed. Booklet and sample free. Address
Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or New York.
1 . ~ v ' /
■ rrf ow arc the chii " )■
, 1 I a*. I dren this summer? \
1H I Are they doing *
i !====» well ? Do they sj,
', get all the benefit they /
■, should from their food ? t
Are their cheeks and lips >
of good color? And are i
, 1 they hearty and robust ins
i every way? <
■, If not, then give them
| Scott's Emulsion >
, 1 of cod liver oil with hypo- ',
t » phosphites. <
. It never fails to build I
, 1 up delicate boys and girls.
i> It gives them more flesh
' i and better blood. <"
It is just so with the ,"
■i ( baby also. A little Scott's »
•I Kmulsion, three or four
. 1 times a day, will make ',
.» the thin baby plump and <
j» -f It
', /raTK furnishes the ,*
young body with >
d r-TT just the material
, 1 tt JJj necessary for ',
■ ' rJ I growing bones <
i and nerves. <"
I All Druggists, wc. «nU si. I
H SCOTT & UOWN'K, Chemists, N.Y. k
25c 50c DRUGGISTS
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Aa good as Mils for fUS. Catalogue of all our styles, shade, apron «uj feudera, |6O goeiaa Mils for9oo
ELKHART (AUUIAUt: AMU IIAIiNKNN MFtt. CO. W. 11. PHAYT, ttec'y. tCLKMAKT, LND.
;.m«1 yt 'l er,' ; ;«".jnemrs. The aru
same of «!>•» cons, jt. ; e.-s >.-i coßstij'a»i<»r :
1-li'.i-ii. li.vis. loss of aj'pi fcitf. i ua..■!('•;. ; <• Uf
Stain:'. li. i..-a- a, i >a ■ i <' teti t
mare. cu'ii112;•• • , 1 t > d: •-
/./iie-i, weak : .'. .-, ba. '.ra he. \I»I.
jiiundico, pih .!, j,sliteii, irrit,. ; iliiv,
nervousness, headache, torpid liver, heart
btirn, foul brualh, Bleepieasui-.. i, U.e-.' i
ne.is, hot skin, cramp--!, throbbing lie-id.
o£i}aß*£w for OoiWpation
Dr. J. C. Aver's Pills are a specific for
all diseases of the liver, stomach, and
" 1 suffered from constipation which as
sumed such ail obstinate form that I feared
it would cause a stoppage of the bowels.
After vainly trying various remedies, 1 be
gan to take Ayer's Pills. Two boxes effected
a complete cure."
D. BURKE, Raco, Me.
"For eight years I was afflicted with
constipation, which became so bad that the
doctors could do no more for me. Then I
began to take Ayer's Pills, and soon tha
bowels recovered their natural action."
WM. H. DELAUCKTT, Dorset, Out.
THE PILL THAT WILL.
.">OO Hill 1.-N to Kill One Mnii.
It is, perhaps, little consolation to
men who are going into battle to know
that of every live hundred bullets
which they must face only one or two
will result in death. The fact, how
ever. is eloquent of an immense waste
of ammunition and want of care or
skill in firing.
Of the 15,000,000 bullets fired by the
Russians during the Crimean war,
44.952,000 failed to fulfil their errand
of death, and were, for practical pur
poses of destruction, wasted. The re
maining IS.(MiI) alone, which could have
easily been fired by a single regiment
within the space of an hour, found
their billet. This means that 910 bul
lets were fired before a single soldier
of the allied troops was killed.
'I he British in the same war were
more fortunate, in their aim. Of 15,
OOO.tiOO bullets fired, 21,000 were fatal;
one ballet out of every TOO fired thus
accounting for one Russian.
The French soldiers, it is estimated,
tired 29.000,000 bullets, which resulted
in the death of 51.000 Russians, or at
the rate of one fatal bullet to every
590 shots tired.
During the Franco-German war, says
Tit-Bits, the German artillery fired
;!10,000 shots, and the infantry 20,000,-
000. This terrible hail of shot and
bullets, sufficient to exterminate a na
tion, resulted In a loss of 80,000 men
tn the French. Thus every Frenchman
killed involved an expenditure of bul
lets enough to kill a quarter of a regi
A service has been done to women
generally by Dr. G. A. Wood of Ohi
•ago, in tests made by him, with sys
; matic care, to determine the danger,
,112 any, in the wealing of veils. For
this purpose he selected a dozen typi
il specimens of the article, and ap
plied the ordinary tests of ability to
lead while wearing them; and these
tests show that every description of
veil affects more or less the ability to
see distinctly, both in the distance and
near at hand, the most objectionable
being the dotted sort. Other things
being equal, vision is interfered with
in direct proportion to the number of
meshes per square inclr, and the tex
ture of the material also play an im
portant part in the matter. Thus,
when the sides of the mesh are single,
compact threads, the eye is much less
pnibarrassed than when double threads
are used; the least objectionable veil,
on the whole, being that which is
without dots, sprays, or other figures,
hut with large and regular meshes
made with single and compact threads.
Dr. Wood pertinently remarks that
while eye troubles do not necessarily
result from wearing veils —for the
healths eye is as able as any other
part of the body to resist legitimate
strain—weak eve- are Injured by them.
Window Screens, Poultry Netting
Hammocks, Porch Chairs and up, Coal Oil
stoves of Nickless make, Gasoline Stoves.
HARVESTING TOOLS in abundance.
Brick for chimneys, always on hand. Nails, steel
cut, #1.45 keg. Western Washer, best
made; Building paper, 35c per roll, 500 sq. feet;
Poultry Netting, 1 ft. to 6 ft. wide, i-2ct. sq. foot.
Onr Declaration of 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, Thuty tons of different grades will be
sold at a low figure.
W. E. MILLER, Sullivan County, Pa.
(Ue are Bound
TO CLOSE OUT —
Every Dollars Worth of SUMMER GOODS in
and to do so effectually and surely we'will use no half way measures.
Reductions that are large though (o make it an object for your purchas
ing. Here is a chance to get liu very best that is made in clothing at near
ly half price. We mention a few prices:
Any light colored suit in store lor men, that were 12.50 ami
J 8.00 now go lor js.S.SO
All the summer suits which were sold at T.tKt and S.OO now
go for #-1.50
Youth's light colored suits which were sold at S.OO and 8.50
now go »t $5.00
Children's suits which were sold at .3.50, 4.00 and 5.00, now $2.50.
Men's cashmere pauts at 65 cents are less than half price.
All wool pants at 1.00. Knee pauts, 19 cents. All wool knee pants at
Men's working shirts at 17c, 25c and 35c, are the cheapest prices ever
Straw hats at your own prices.
Ladies' sapes, skirts, wrappers, shirt waists, corsets and gloves at prices
you will surely buy, even to store them away for future use.
Sweeping prices in ladies', gents', misses', and childrens shoes. Mens'
tine shoes at '.toe, they are (ully worth 1.50
Come an«l see the bargains we are offering now. We must have the
IT tin- Mill Hl;:.* -tuck L..R tall and winter, and the prices will be do object.
Come and see ior \oor>elf, will lieglad to quote you prices.
Ha* The Reliable Dealer in Clothing
JaCOP rCr Boots and Shoes.