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THE CITIZEN. FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1912.
VETERANS OF THE
WAP. WITH SPAIN
Ninth Nalionai Encampment at
Atlantic City In September,
NOTABLES WILL BE PRESENT.
Governor Wilson, Colonel Roosevelt
and Probably President Taft State
of New Jersey Has Appropriated
$15,000 For Entertainment.
Among the nttrnctlons of the ninth
natlonnl encampment of tiie United
Spanish War Veterans to be held at
Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 7 to 14 may
be three candidates for president of
the United States. The presence of
Governor" Woodrow Wilson is nssurod,
for he has accepted an Invitation to
address the veterans and their fam
ilies aud friends on the steel pier tho
tevenlng of Tuesday, Sept 10. Presl
Bent Tuft has tentatively accepted the
opportunity to spook to veterans rep
resenting every state in the Union,
the Philippine Islands, Hawaii, Porto
lUeo, Cuba, the canal zone, Alaska and
'British Columbia. Theodore Itoose
,velt also has promised to attend.
New Jersey through Its legislature
appropriated $15,000 for suitable en
tertainment and display at Atlantic
City during the encampment week,
and Governor Wilson appointed Wal
ker Whiting VJck of Ituthcrford, G.
(Ford Ego of Jersey City and Judge
CDanicl A. Dugan of Orange, all Span
ish War Veterans, ns the United Span
ish War Veterans' encampment com
mission to expend tho money. The
commission has established headquar
ters in the Bell-niddle building, At
lantic City, in charge of Robert E. Tl
,wood. War Notables Invited.
There also will bo twenty-one con
gressmen who are Spanish War Vet
erans in attendance, Including Ilobson,
and other notables, such as Admiral
Dewey and General Miles, have been
From reveille on Saturday, Sept. 7,
until taps on Thursday, Sept 13, there
will not be an idle moment for the
0,000 veterans who will bo present. En
tertainments of all kinds will divide
the week with tho business sessions of
the encampment on Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday, Sept. 0, 10 and 11.
Special hotiors will be paid to the
Maine survivors and medal of honor
men of the war.
The standard of the commander in
chief, Maurice Simmons of New York
city, will be hoisted at the Ilotel Ru
dolf, and the New Jersey state com
mission will establish its headquarters
at the Ilotel Chalfonte. Saturday night
at the Chalfonte the Ladles' auxiliary
will hold its annual reception. Mrs.
Effle M. Record of Denver, president
general of that organization, and her
staff will receive. The official encamp
ment band will give n concert
Sunday, in the Criterion theater, on
the board walk, Rev. Robert Arthur
Elwood, captain In chief, and Rev.
J. Madison Hare of Jersey City, de
partment chaplain, will conduct serv
ices. Monday there will be two busi
ness sessions of the encampment, and
Mayor Riddle will present a gold key
to tho commander in chief, symboliz
ing the freedom of the city. All ses
sions will be In the auditorium of the
steel pier, where on Monday night in
the ballroom a military reception will
l)C held. The same night Colonel John
Jacob Astor camp, No. 2S, will hold a
monster enmpflre in a local hall.
Tuesday the Big Day.
Tuesday will be tho big day of tho
.week, with notable visitors, including
.the state senate and house of assem
bly of New Jersey. A business ses
sion in the morning will bo followed
by a military parade in the nfternoon
on the board walk. Walter E. Edge,
senator from Atlantic county and a
veteran, will bo grand marshal.
United States Senators Frank O.
Brlggs and James E. Martlne and Con
gressman William Hughes of New
Jersey will secure from the secreta
ries of war and navy regular troops
nnd bluejackets, and Adjutant Wilbur
1" Sadler of New Jersey will turn out
part of the national guard. Local uni
formed organizations will escort tho
veterans, who will parade In depart
ment formations. Moving pictures will
be made of tho parade, and Governor
Wilson will review it.
Tuesday evening on tho steel pier
Colonel Roosevelt, Governor Wilson
nnd probably President Taft will ad
dress tho encampment at an open ses
sion. Wednesday will witness two
business sessions with election of offi
cers. A spirited contest Is on for com
mander in chief. Oscar Taylor of
Pittsburgh, John Lewis Smith of
Washington and C. Albert Gasscr of
Newark, N. J., are candidates.
Wednesday night will furnish a
spectacular parade, tho annual crawl
of tho Military Order of the Serpent
Filipinos In native costume will par
ticipate, with carabaos drawing carta.
Five hundred veterans who have np
piled for ndmiBsion to tho order, which
was founded by servlco men of the
Phillpplno Islands and based on tho
mysteries practiced by votaries of tho
snako god Katipunah, will carry an
Immense serpent on their shoulders.
Thousands of members of tbe order
In costumo will escort tho neophytes,
marching in scrpentino fashion, who
will bo initiated in a largo hall. Bed
Are, fireworks and music will be ac-
I Collection of
I Given to the
Coat Worn as Scout by Gen
eral In Fights Against the
AN interesting collection recently
has been installed in the II nil
jIJL of History in the National mu
seum, in Washington, consist
ing of articles donated nnd lent by Mrs.
George A. Custer, widow of Brevet
Major General George A. Custer, V.
General Custer Is probably best ro
uiotnbered for his achievements in tho
many Indian fights in which he par
ticipated nnd by his record as an In
dian scout The collection Includes a
memento of this phnHj of his career
In the form of tlx white, buckskin coat
In which lie hns been most often pic
tured ns n plainsman and scout This
coat Is in excellent condition und looks
as If the general had Just removed It
and hung it up. It has deep collar and
cuffs aud is heavily fringed with slash
ed buckskin trimmings. The pocketa
arc made much as In modern sporting
coats, while the buttons are of the reg
ular army pattern of the ieriod. This
coat calls to mind the services General
Custer rendered the government in tho
campaigns against the Sioux m 1875
and 1S70, in tho last of which, tho bat
tle of the Little Big Horn, he met ids
Accompanying the coat nro a yellow
plumed cavalry helmet nnd a buckskin
gauntlet, both worn during his active
service against tho Indians from lSOO
to 1S70, while lieutenant colonel Sev
enth cavalry, U. S. A.
Coat He Was Married In.
There is nlo a blue regulation army
officer's coat, with two starred straps,
plush collar and cuffs, the cent which
he wore on tlie ocension of his mar
riage to Miss Elizabeth Bacon, Ptsb.
A straight cavalry saber of tremen
dous size is also iuchided in the col
lection. It was a spoil of war cap
tured by Major Drew, who presented it
to Gencrnl Custer, since ho knew of
no other man able to wield each a large
weapon. It has a Toledo blade, on
which is engraved in Spanish. "Do not
draw me without cbufo and do not
sheathe me without honor."
A Virginia state flag, a prize of the
general's personal prowess, captured
by him in 1S01, when a lieutenant, is
also on exhibition. It is supposed to bo
the first standard captured by tho Army
of the Potomac.
One object of great historical signifi
cance, though of rather an unromnntlc
nntnre. Is half of a white towel that
figured conspicuously In the battle Just
preceding tho surrender of General Leo
at Appomattox. It seems that while
General Lee had gone to tho rear of
the Confederate lines to secure an in
terview with General Grant leaving
Representative Pou's Bill Provides For
an Imposing Structure.
Tho construction of a Lincoln-Leo-Grant
memorial In Washington at an
expense of $1,250,000 is proposed in a
bill introduced in tho house by Repre
sentative Poa of North Carolina. It
provides for an appropriation of $250,
000 for tho erection of a stn'tno of
General Robert E. Lee directly oppo
site the statue now being erected to
the memory of ex-President Grant It
also provides for an appropriation of
$1,000,000 for tho erection of an arch
over Pennsylvania avenue, connecting
tho base of the Grant statue with the
base of tho Lee statue. Tho arch
would be known as tho Lincoln pence
memorial arch, and every state In the
Union would lo invited to furnish ma
terial to bo used in Its construction.
The construction of tlie memorial
would be under the supervision of n
commission to consist of tlw necretnry
of war, General B. H. Young, com
mander in chief of the United Confed
erate Veterans, and General Harvey
M. Trimble, commander in chief of tho
Grand Army of the Republic The
Grant statue is directly west of tho
capltol In tho botanical gardens.
COMPLETES BOOK AT 95.
Oldest American Author Was a
Preacher Seventy Years.
Colonel David Jordan Hlgglus of Lou
Angeles, ninety-five years old, who has
Just completed a book on "American
Life In the Nlnoteenth Century," Is
probably the oldest living American au
thor. Colonel Higgins is still octtvo
aud Is eagerly u-wnltlug tho Grand
Army of tho Republic cnaimpment
next mouth. Though a closo student
all his life, Colonel Higgins still roods
His book, which renrescutu tho work
of several years, is sctni-hlHtorlcnl and
describes his personal experlenoca and
observations. Colonel Higgins was a
Methodist preacher for seventy years.
Blgoest Bull Moose Head.
Tho biggest bull moose bead In tho
world, not excepting the collection re
cently gathered In Chicago, Is In tho
possession of John V. BlbVo of IIop
klnsvllle, Ky. Tho moofio weighed
2150 pounds nnd stood seven feet and
a half high. Official sporting records
show this la tho largest head in preser-vation.
Custer's Relics j
White Towel That Was Util
ized as Flag of Truce at
General Lougstrcet In command, Gen
crnl Gordon's division became hard
Dressed by tho enemy and called on
I Longstreet for assistance. Not being
able to furnish it nt the time, Long
I street sent his inspector general, Major
R. M. Sltnms, to suggest to Gordon tho
Bending of a flag of truco to tlie Fed
erals requesting a suspension of hos
tilities pending the Interview between
Lee uoxl Grant
TJ6ed Towel as Flap;.
Following this suggestion, Gordon ot
once dispatched Slmms to tlie Federal
commander, Sheridan, with this re
quest As Major Slmms galloped to
ward tlie lines of tho Federals ho
searched his haversack for something
white to cover his advance, but found
only n- towel. This ho drew out and
waved above his head as he approach
ed tho enemy. Tho Union soldiers
caught sight of tlie white towel, held
their Are, nnd under this improvised
flag Slmms wns allowed to enter the
I lines, where lie was met by Colonel
Whlttaker and taken to General Cus
ter, who was In commnnd of that part
of the field. Neither of theto officers,
however, cared to declnro a temporary
cessation of hostilities Just then, feel
ing that they had the ndvnntage of the
fight and held the southern army at
So Slmms was obliged to return to
his own Hues without nccomptlsbin,:
his purpose. He left the truce towel
in the hands of Colonel Whlttukr
who took half of it and gavo the othor
portion to General Custer. It was orh
shortly after the Incident Just men
tloned that Sheridan and Gordon in. :
and established a temporary tri:
which held until the conference 1
tween Grant nnd Lee terminated tl
Most Important among tills collect
of war relics is a little oval table
wood, much battered and scarred,
which General Grant wrote the lott. .
containing the terms of surrender
General Lee at the home of Wiln:r
McLean, near Appomattox CourtHou
Va. Immediately nfter this event i:
table was purchased by General Slu
dan ami given to General Custer as
present for his wife. General Slu""
dan's letter of presentation, diit.
April 10, 1805, the day following t!
surrender, which is Included In the
lection, corroborates tills statement.
The collcctllon also Includes a i :
made from a pleco of conch shell, oik
a button from tho coat of Geuer.
Washington, presented by a rclntlu
of the general to Custer. Later Cusiei
had it mounted In gold for his wlf
who wore It for many years ns r
PLAN A GREAT WINDBREAK.
Government Thus Will Savo Valuable
Land In the Columbia Valley.
An improvement in tho reclamation
work that Is now being done by the
government will bo put Into effect on
the Umatlllu project, In Oregon, when
the forestry department, working with
tho reclamation service, will lay the
foundation for a great windbreak that
will protect tho 30,000 acres of land
that are to bo put under irrigation.
More than 3,000 acres will be taken
up by the forests and shrubs that are
to be grown for this purpose,
It has been found on tho various Irri
gation projects that havo been put un
der wny In tho valley of tho Columbia
river that tho greatest drawback has
been tho high winds which often pro
vail there. Theae nt times have do
stroyed fruit trees and vegetable crops
and, In cases of sandy land, of which
there Is a great deal, havo played havoc
On the Umatilla project tlie entire
tract is to bo surrounded by a barrier
of trees and shrubs 500 feet deep. The
locust, cottonwood, poplar and yellow
pine are the trees chosen because of
their quick growth. They will bp
planted In 6uch fashion that thoy can
bo lumbered from time to time and so
pay for the soli they cover.
Planted on tho land north and south
at frequent intervals will lie other
strips of timber 200 feet wide. Through
these will bo constructed the canals
and roads necessary for the people who
live on the tract.
STUDYING HOLES IN CHEESE.
Government Scientists Hope to Learn
How to Make Them Artificially.
What makes tho iolcs In cheese?
Tho whisky, beer and hen problems,
over which the government's learned
scientists havo studied, argued and al
most fought, havo been laid asldo for
research into tho causes of tho Httlo
winding tunnels that penetrate a sWiss
noles In cheese, say tho men of
science, are dollars and cents to tho
merchant, for they Indicate o grade
and value. So thoy propose to learn
how they may bo encouraged.
Carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen
and bo mo of tho other Imps of chemis
try havo to do with making tho holes,
and tho professors with tho retorts and
blow pipes hope to find a way ho every
llttlo cheese may havo eomo channels
all Its owu.
Estnto James Van Valkcnborg, late
All persons lndobtcd to said estate
aro notified to mako lmmcdlato pay
ment to tho undersigned, and those
having claims against tho said es
tnto are notified to present then:
duly attested for settlement.
R. W. RAYMOND,
Sherman, Pa., July 1, 1912.
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