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WEEKLY CLARION LEDGER JACKSON- MISS- JANUARY 2 1908 7 HE SOLD TRAVELLER TO GEN. R. E. LEE WIDOW OF LAST PRESIDENT OF TEXAS STILL ALIVE JOIN THE Clarion-Ledger Music Club TRANSACTION WAS MADE IN CON SIDERATION OF $200 OF CONFEDERATE MONET. Mrs.
Anson Jones is one of the most historis women of Texas. She is the widow of Dr. Anson Jones, who was president of the republie of Texas during the period just previous to the annexation of the commonwealth to the United States. Mrs. Jones, as "first lady of the land' presided at many social functions which were given at the capital of the young republic In those earlv days foreign ambassadors and Secure a Set of The Worlds Best Music were located in Austin, and, despite the to the highest rank among Christion graces is the grace of humor.
I do not think that humor has ever enjoyed its due repute in the ethical scale. The possession of it saves a man from priggishness; and the possession of faith, hope and charity does not. Indeed, not only do these three virtues not save a man from priggishness they sometimes even plunge him in irreclaimable depths of superiority. I suppose that when Christanity was first making itself felt in the world the only quality needful was a deep-seated and enthusiastic earnestness. There is nothing that makes life so enjoyable as being in earnest.
It is not the light, laughter-loving, jocose people who have the best time in the world. They have a checkered career. They skip at times upon the hills of merriment, but they also descend gloomily at other times into the valleys of dreariness. as $100 an ounce. The value of such a root is in its shape, its texire, the manner in which it has been cured and the region whence it came.
But it must beborne in mind that, out of a great quantity of rots, only a few of the gind described can be obtained, so that the average price of ginseng is even greatly less than $100 per pound. "Native or wild ginseng always commands a higher price than the cultivated root, and t)iat from the United States is mostly of the cultivated variety. The best price in Shanghai for American ginseng at the present time seems to be $4 to $5 per pound. "Almost the whole ginseng trade of China is controlled by a group of Chines merchants whose headquarters are in Honk Kong. They fix the prices, both wholesale and retail, and regulate from year to yeor the amount of ginseng imported into China.
In this way a practical monopoly of the trade is obtained. This is why it is difficult for American growers of ginseng to deal directly with Chinese merchants, and it is this feature of the trade that makes it more profitabel as a rule to the small grower in the United States to sell his ginseng to some local commission house, rather than to ship it to China himself." -Consul's Keport. Miniature Railway. After nine years of study and work, William Charlestream, of Broadwy, West New Brighton, S. has perfected a piece of mehcanism he declares is unequaled in the world.
The work represents a mThiature railway, with switches, a drawbridge, signals and stations. From hammered tin, mountains and valleys have been constructed. Ponds in which goldfish swim and electric fountains constantly throw vari-colored streams of water, combine to make a beautiful sight. An automatic drawbridge is operated by electricity. Miniature electric cars run over the mountains" and through the valleys.
The cars are operated by a third rail system of his own invention. On a small incline is located a power house with dynamos and armatures which furnish power for the system. The cars are lighted by electricity. Small stations, with uniformed guards, are placed at intervals, and the cars stop at these stations automatically. The signal lights flash as the cars approach the switches, which also oper- activity of the Indians, who kept them in constant dread of being killed, these representatives of foreign governments managed to a very pleasant time.
The marriage of Dr. and Mrs. Jones took place in Austin in May, 1840. The wedding trousseau was brought all the way from Houston to Austin, a distance of 186 miles, by ox-cart. Mrs.
Jones still has a receipt showing the freight charges upon part of the goods which were transported in this manner. The hauling of one pair of white silk hose from Houston to Austin cost black cotton hose, $3 per pair; in-Hcrting, per yard; ehally, $3 per yard. The goods were not transported at a cost of so much per weight, but the freight charges were made according to the value of the articles. Judge James Smith, who married Dr. and Mrs.
Jones, was killed by Indians while out riding near Austin a short time after he had performed the ceremony. His 5-year-old son, Lafayette, who was with him, was captured by the Indians and was held a prisoner for several months. The boy was finally sold to Sante Ye traders and was returned to his distressed mother in Aus No less a notable than Capt. J. W.
Johnston, owner of a large stock farm in Greenbrier countyfi West Virginia, and the man who sold "Traveller," the famous war horse, to Gen. Robert E. Lee, is a guest in the city for a few days. Capt. Johnston arrived in the city yesterday morning and is en route to Herndon, where he will go to spend the winter with a friend.
He has been in poor health for some time past and upon the advice of relatives and friends he came to Florida, and, like all other visitors, he is delighted with Jacksonville and can feel the healing effect of the climate already. In relating the story of Traveller yesterday, Capt. Johnston said: "On account of my love for as he was called by our family, my father made him a present to me when the animal was but a colt, 3 years old, and unbroken. The intelligence of the animal was something remarkable and he appeared to be fore human than otherwise. "It was in '62 when, as an infantryman, I was detailed to gather forage for the army horses, that Gen.
Lee first espied The scene was in my own home country, and naturally I felt proud of. he fact that the general should cast such admiring eyes toward my horse. The general tol dme than that he thought the horse a beauty and offered to buy him from me. I declined the chanee to part with although I wouldh ave readily given the animal to Gen. Lee had he insisted.
"During the winter of the same year we were at Salem, awaiting orders to march to Fort Donaldson, when news came that the fort had surrendered. Our command was then ordered to the south, and at a point between Charleston and Savan If there is a piano in your home, you are constantly buying sheet music and paying high prices for it. It lies in ragged piles around the house and becomes scattered and torn. You lose money by buying music in that way, to say nothing of your loss of time and temper when searching for a particular selection. Why not buy your music in volumes filled with the best selections and thoroughly indexed? The "LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S BEST MUSIC" is designed for your needs.
Its eight volumes sheet music size, but light and easy to handle are crowded with the best vocal and instrumental music, carefully selected by an experienced corps of music editors. If you were to music it contains one piece at a time, IT WOULD COST YOU OVEifetPof. Through our Musical Library Club-for a limited time the entire ceialof i cost you one-tenth of that amount, and you can pay it in small morident payments. Over 2,200 PageSf lcarly Sheet Music Size! Eight Beautiful Volumes Five Instrumental, Three Vocal. Beautifully Illustrated.
Fully Indexed, With Numerous Biog. raphies of Composers. Monument to Buchanan. Buchanan's birthplace, at Stony Batter, where the only president of the United States of Pennsylvania birth first saw the light of day, a remote, almost inaccessible clearing in the North mountain, near the village of Foltz, four miles from Mercersburg. is now marked with a monument to his memory, thanks to a fund left by the will of his niece, Mrs.
Harriet Lane Johnstan, who was mistress of the White House during the term of her uncle. The monument has been completed. The dedication has not been definitely arranged for as yet, bat will take place likely next May. The monument was begun October 8, and has just been finished. The monument is pyramidical in form and stands on a base or foundation thirty-five and one-half feet square and the monument is thirty-one feet high the apex from the foundation and weighs over 350 The inscription tablet and various parts, doorlike on the front, are made of the best hammered light American granite, and on the face is this BOARD OF EDITORS.
The work is singularly complete, containing as it does the best pieces of all the great composers. The selections were not carelessly thrown together, but were passed upon, ore by one, by the following board of editors, known throughout the country both for their critical ability and for the excellence of their original compositions: Victor Herbert, Reginald De Koven, Gerrit Smith, Helen Kendrick Johnson, Louis R. Dressier, Fanny Morris Smith, Joseph M. Triaulx, and many others. Out of a great mass of material were selected some 250 songs and 350 instrumental selections, which total over pages, nearly sheet-music size.
nah we joined Gen. Lee. ate automatically, allowing cars to pass This monument marks the birthplace of James Buchanan, fifteenth president of the Unit- ed States. Born 23 April, 1791. Died 1 June, 1868.
each other. The drawbridge is in the center of the pond, and when the bridge opens small ships pass through, and when they deaf the bridge closes and permits the cars to pass over. Small houses lighted by electricity are in the valleys and camps of miniature soldiers are along the mountain sides. New York Herald. SPECIAL PRACTICE MUSIC.
For the benefit of those who are taking lessons sixty-four pieces of 'Practice Music" form a part of the instrumental section. These are not intended for mere beginners, but for those who have been studying about six months. These pieces were sel. cted by a committee of prominent music teachers in Xew York City, the idea being to furnish an auxiliary course in music for students. The pyramid was made of stone gathered in the mountain around about where the old log cabin in which Jemmy was born once stood, with the moss and lichen on the face of the boulders and never a touch of hammer or chisel.
These rough, dark and rugged old mountain stones are cemented into the mass to be seen in the picture, forming a cairn rare in its nature and appearance. The contract price of the monument was $7,225, but other expenses made the figures run much more. Chambersburg, Special to Philadelphia Press. A Benevolent Disaster. lN There had been a dreadful flood.
One ois-jfellow who had lost nearly everything he possessed was sitting on the roof of his house at it floated along. He was gazing pensively out over the water when a man in a boat approached. "Hello, Bill!" "Hello, Sam!" "All your fowls washed away, Bill?" "Yes, but the ducks can swim," replied the old man, with a faint smile. "Peach trees gone too, eh?" "Well, they said the crop would be a failure anyhow." "I see the flood's above your windows. "That's all right, Sam.
Them winders needed washin' anyhow." Then the man. in the boat took advantage of the benevolent flood and moved on. THE ART FEATURES "The World's Best Music," from an artistic standpoint, is unusually attractive. It contains a choice collection of portraits of composers and reprodu etions of famous paintings appropriate to the work. Many of the illustrations are full-page half-tones measuring about 6x3 1-2 inches.
There are also numerous color-plates. These fine art plates make a worthy setting for the gems of musical expression. tin. Mrs. Jones relates many interesting incidents that occurred in the Texas capital during the time that her husband was president of the republic.
She says that the foreign ambassadors seldom traveled even a short distance into the country out of Austin without being provided with a guard to prevent attack by Indians. On one occasion, the French ambassador, M. de Saligny, wanted to take a pleasure ride a short way beyond the outskirts of town. He applied to President Jones for an armed guard to accompany him. The guard was not available just at the time, and President Jones informed the ambassador that was unable to comply with his request.
The Frenchman became maddened and excited when his request met with refusal, Mrs. Jones says. He exclaimed as he left the president's presence in a huff: hope a Indian will kill me. Then see what France will do." lr. Jones, the ast president of the Texas republic, was a native of Massa-chusettes.
He came to Texas in 1833, before the new republic was born, and loeafted in Brazoria. He soon became proibnent in the political affairs of the tountry after independence from Mexeo was gained. He was a member of tl jo Texas Congress in 1838, and that sam: ar was appointed minister to the United States from Mexico. He represented this republic at Washington for two years and returned to his Ihome to fill the office of senator, to which he had been elected. The seat of government was moved from Austin to Washington, Texas, in 1842, while Dr.
Jones was president. He named the executive mansion at Washington Harrington, in honor of Great Harrington, the place of his nativity. Dt. Jones died in 1S58. His widow lived for sonme time in Galveston, and in 1879 she moved to Houston, where she has since resided.
The early life of this remarkable woman, before her marriage to Dr. Jones, was fu of adventure and excitement. She was born in Lawrence county, and was the edest chid of John C. and Sarah Smith. Her father died in 1827.
In 1833 she accompanied her mother on an overand trip from Arkansas to Texas, and when they reached Brazoria county they joined Austin's coony. When word reached them that Gen, Santa Anna and his Mexican army were advancing upon the coony they made a hurried flight with other setters to the eastern part of Texas. When they earned that Gen. Sam Houston's forces were victorious at the batte of San Jacinto, the mother and daughter returned to their home which had been made desoate by the invading forces. Everything that had been left ther had been carried away, the crops were destroyed and life had to be commenced over again.
"The general renewed his admiration for 'Jeff' and I offered to make him a present. But this the general declined and offered me $200 of Confederate money for him. I accepted the offer and the most intelligent animal I have ever seen passed out of my ownership. "I missed the horse greatly, but was glad that I had been the means of furnishing our great chieftain with an animal second to none." The following interesting account of Traveller's death at Lexington, in June, 1871, is given by Gen. Lee's oldest daughter, Miss Mary Curtis Lee: "There is not much to tell, though it was pathetic that a horse that bore the brunt of the whole civil war, endured so much, and ran so many risks when he might have looked forward to a peaceful and honored old age, should have been taken off by lockjaw.
He did not long survive his master. It was in the June following Gen. Lee's death that his end came. I was sitting in the veranda of our Jiome in Lexington with my brother, Gen. Curtis Lee, when Traveller, always a privileged character, but of course a special pet since his master's death, came browsing around in the yard, and, seeing some one on the piazza, advanced whinnying for the lump of sugar that he always expected.
I entered the house to procure him one, and when I returned with it found my brother examining his foot, saying: 'This horse seems to be A very small nail or tack was extracted, and the wound was so slight that it did not even bleed. "After eating his sugar with a relish and being caressed, he moved leis urely away. In the course of a day or two the hostler reported' him unwell. We had no veterinarian in Lexington; but the two doctors who had attend ed my father during his last illness devoted themselves assiduously to the Ellen Terry's Cooking. At 21 years of age Ellen Terry had been on the stage long enough to feel the necessity of a long vacation.
In the October McClure's she goes back-to those six years of the simple life INDICES. Each volume has a table of contents, and both sections-the vocal and the instrumental-contain elaborate general indices. Not only are every piece and every composer given, but references to opus-numbers, first lines, and the like, are also added to assist the searcher. GENERAL INDEX. A Point of Interest.
In a certain county of Arkansas a man named Walters was put on trial for stealing a watch. The evidence had been very conflicting, and as the jury retired the judge remarked, suavely, that if he could afford any assistance in the way of smoothing out possible difficulties he should be most happy to do so, says Harper's Weekly. Eleven of the jurors had filed out of the box, but the twelfth remained; and there was on his countenance an expression indicating great perplexity. "Is there any question you'd like to ask me before you asked his honor, observing the juror's hesitancy. The man's face brightened.
"Yes, your he replied, eager There is also a graded index which classifies all the instrumental pieces under six headings from "easy" to "difficult," s0 that one can readily determine exactly what selections are within his knowledge. A BOON TO MUSIC-LOVERS. Every pianist and every singer has felt the need of just such a library as this. matter how large a collection of sheet-music one may have, the working value of a voice or of a piano i3 often hampered because loose music becomes scattered, misplaced, and worn-out. These volumes are strongly bound (though they open out flat), and they preserve the music in lasting form for instant use.
The cost, also, is but a fraction of the cost of sheet music, so that everyone can afford to procure the Library. All these ana over four hundred other composers represented in this matchless collection: ly. "I'd like to know, your sunenngs oi nis iamous war horse. Everything that skill and devotion could do was done. He was chloro formed, liquid nourishment forced down his throat, and, when he could longer stand upright, a feathere bed was laid on the stable floor to give him all he relief possible.
"Our little town indeed, the whole neighborhod was intensely sympathet ic. Not only the gentlemen of the town, but the farmers around came to offer suggestions and condolences. It was all of no avail. The efforts to relieve him merely prolonged his sufferings, which, when all hope was gone, I advocated putting an end to at once. whether the prisoner really stole the watch." with much delight: "Actors must take care of themselves and their voices, husband their strength for the evening's work, and when it is over they are too tired co do anything! For the first time I was able to put all my energies into living.
Charles Lamb says, I think, that when he left the East India house, he felt embarrassed by the vast estates of time at his disposal, and wished that he had a bailiff to manage them, but I knew no such embarrassment. I began gardening, 'the purest of human pleasures'; I learned to work, and in time cooked very well, though my first essay in the difficult are was rewarded with dire and complete failure. "It was a chicken! Now, as all th chickens had names Sultan, Duke, Lord Tom Noddy, Lady Teazle and so forth and as I was very proud of them as living birds, it was a great wrench to kill one at all to start with. It was the murder of Sultan, not the killing of a chicken. However, at last it was done, and Sultan deprived of his feathers, floured and trussed.
I had no idea how this was all done, but I tried to make him 'sit up' nicely like the chickens in the shops. "He came up to the table looking magnificent, as large as any turkey. 'Hasn't this chicken rather an odd smell said our visitor. 'How can I answered. It must be quite fresh it's "I had cooked Sultan without taking out his in'ards.
"There was no dinner that day er-cept bread sauce, beautifully mads, well-cooked vegetables, and pastry like the foam of the sea. I had a wonderful hand for pastry- "My hour of rising at this pleasant place near Mackery End, in Hertfordshire, was 6. Then I washed the babies. -I had a perfect mania for washing everything and everybody. "I studied cookery books instead of parts Mrs.
Beeton instead of Shakespeare!" The Traffic in Ginseng. i In answer to a number of American inquiries, Frederick D. Cloud, student intArTiTfttAr at the Shanehai consilate A Woman's Strongbox. "I've got the best place in the world to hide jewels when I leave the house," declared an East Side woman the other day. "I have an alarm clock with a little invisible lid at the back where I can put my rings and small jewelry, and I always feel perfectly safe.
"You see, no sneak thief would ever think of stealing an alarm clock, because such a clock isn't valuable enough to be worth stealing, and a real burglar wouldn't dare to touch an alarm clock in the night because he would be afraid it might go off when he was getting away, or if he tried to examine it that it would go off and give the alarm in the house." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Liszt Mascagni Tosti Rubinstein Chopin Brahms Mendelssohn Wagner Verdi Saint-Cens Bach Foster Gottschalk Lassen Gounod Grieg Hiller Handel Chaminade Paganini Warren Abt Tschaikowski Schneeker Leschetisky Mozart Mattei Henselt Beethoven Czibulka Thalberg Schumann Molloy Kullak Schubert Pinsuti Massenet Kelley Dvorak Paderewski Franz Stanford Haydn Emmet Balfe Schytte Buck Bartlett Bizet MacDowell Sullivan Guilmant DeKoven Smith Merkel Faure Bishop Field Gilbert Purcell But my brother could not bring himself to" that, though poor Traveller's groans and cries were heart-rending in the extreme, and could be plainly heard in the house. I don't think any of us were able to Sleep that last night, and it was really a relief when all over. When I went to look at him after death, from being a powerful, well-grown horse he seemed to have dwindled away to the size of a and I am sure we almost felt that we had lost a member of the The Cowboy Bishop. Once while still bishop of Wyoming and Idaho, Bishop Talbot went to S.
Paul to attend a meetinng of dignitaries of the church. There one noon, on the porch of the hotel, a tramp approached a group of bishops and asked for aid. "No, one of the churchmen replied. "I don't think we can do anything. But down there is the youngest bishop of us aM" (pointing to Bishop Talbot) "and he's a very generous man." The tramp went to Bishop Talbot, and the others watched with interest.
They saw a looy of surprise come over the tramp's face they saw thte the bishop 'was talking eagerly, earnestly they paw that something passed from hand to hand. The tramp tried to get away without speaking to those of the group, but the former spokesman called to him. "Well, did you pet something from our young brother?" Fight the Flies. The New York Merchants Association asks that the board of health recognize in the house fly a greater enemy to the buman race than all the mosquitoes, and declares that the tide does not carry the sewerage away, but casts it under the docks where the flies breed and carry infection. A crusade against the flres should be diligently preached.
Moreover, we can greatly decrease the crop of house flies and perhaps exterminate them while the mosquitoes seem to multiply on war. Fight the flies pass the word to the stables. Soft-Boiled Shirts. She was a dear old lady, but she lived at Hardcastle, and was a bit behind the times. She had been reading the advertisements in a city newspaper chance had brought her way, says the Woman's Home Companion.
"Father," she asked her husband, "what is these here negligee shirts they talk about?" Father, being a man, was equal to the occasion. "Don't know what they he grinned. "Well, you are a back number. Negligee shirts ain't quite so stiff The tramp grinned sharply. No: general, furnishes the following infor- I gave him a dollar for his new cathe MAIL THIS COUPON TODAY Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Musical Department, Please send me, without charge, full information regarding your co-operative musical club; also the 20-page book of specimen pagrn from the World's best music, containing portraits, colored engravings, sheet music; etc.
mation concerning tne conaiuons surrounding the ginseng trade in China: drcl at Laramie!" I "Many of the cmnese Deiieve mat Humor. I when all other remedies fail, and death I have often felt, mvpclf. that the'" a fcand, ginseng nas me Name Street time has come to raise another 1 bring back health and longevity; hence to the hierarchy cf Christian graces. when they feel the need of it, they will m.ffiu:..t nav fobnlons nric.es for certain kinds an choky as a b'iled shirt I mean a UltUl IfUV. X.
I A LtiAaav AV AT A 3 1 1 -1 a 1 Business Address City in a more elementary and barbarous ot roots. A root to oe reauv vamauu; age; but, now that the" world hap broad- as a commodity must eome from the shirt is somethm' you might call a I t- Roft-h'ile1 shirt ened somewnat, i tnmK an addition to mountains oi xvirm ui It is claimed that the new gold pieces won't stack. It is also said that thev fit small stockings exactly and are not at a loss in contribution boxes. Therefore when the President ordered the coinage discontinued he may be expressing his dissent to such use of them rather than calling St. Gaudens a nature faker or a shorter word.
We Need 'Em Both. "Would you nominate an animated feather duster for President?" the trio is demanded. A man may be have come from there. It must De di-faithful, hopeful and charitable, and furcated, so as to resemble as much as yet leave much to be desired. He may possible the human form, and be senu-be useful, no doubt, with that equip transparent, dry and flinty.
Of course, ment, but he may also be both tier- the larger the root the better, and as nam a ajid even absurd. The frmrtTi it is sold hv weisht it is not uncommon scrubbing brush second place on the quality that I should like to see raised for a good specimen to bring as much ticket.".
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