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President Jacluon Ha* Another ilort- Ba«o Upon Immortal Fame. Barring the "T. D." day for the grown''men and the cigarette for the rising generation, there ore few things so popular with the tobacco-smoking fraternity as the corncob pipe. Auc the history of the corncob is Interesting Interesting telling. In Its evolution from manufacture manufacture by hand, up until to-day, thai thousands ore turned out every work lug day, there are interesting epochs. In the manufacturing district along the Delaware river there is a night watchman, a colored mun, who back In the days "befo' de wa' " was a slave In Louisiana. He -was born and reared In slavery. Yesterday he was smoking a corncob contentedly, reflectively and rc-mlnlacently. As he puffed he asked the question: "Who was the first white man tc make a corncob pipe? Do you kriowV" "No." Then Oie negro told this story: "It waa Andrew Jackson, President of the United States. A man by the name of St. Armand was a soldier under under Jackson when he was Major Gen eral at New Orleans. At the time tnat Juckson used bales of cotton for protecting protecting his army he was found srnok Ing a corncob and said he had made It himself. This wns when Colonel Thornton, of the British regulars, made his attack on Jackson." A relative of the speaker's, Henry Guesno, who went to Now York city nbout nineteen months ago, wns tut first uinn to make corncob pipes for sale. It was In 18U7, when he was em ployed by u lunn named Mnyroue li New Orleans. Mayrone hnd been his owner In the days of slavery and came upon tiuesno ono day when he was whittling a pipe and nsked him whj he didn't mnki; them to sr',1. The old Klyle control) had long been an Institu tlon of tlie Southern negro, but not ol a merchantnblu article. Tho Interrogatory Interrogatory of Mnyrone set (iucHim thinking with tho result that In the full of 18U7 at a Mechanics' and Agricultural Asso clution's fair of the State of Louisiana held In New Orleans, ho exhibited u number of pipes, all of which line! ready sale. Ono objectionable featuri wan that tho bowl burned out very quickly. (iucsiio coiuiulted a well known chcinlttl. with thu result "HI a harmleHH chemlenl composition wni iipplled which Infinitely prolonged thu lift* of tho corncob and which today Is being ns4Hl In Us manufacture. In the days of (iuesmi It was saU ho received received ns high us $25 for n pipe which to-tlay enn hn bought for u nickel.— Philadelphia Promt.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 30 Jan 1904, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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