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THE EAST HAMPTON STAR, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1918 TRAGEDY IN BUCHANAN’S LIFE Recent Revelations 8how W h y States­ man Selected No Mate to Share His Greatness. President Jam e s BuchaDan died a bachelor. The story of the tragedy th a t caused him not to m a rry was, brought out during the debate in the house of representatives on a motion to erect a monument to Buehnmin In W ashington. Gen. Lsauc R . .Sherwood of Ohio told the story as he heard it from a friend of Buchanan’s at the W h ite House forty years ago. “In his youth Jam e s B u chanan’s h e a rt was won by the charm s of the beautiful Miss Anna C. Coleman, who. like himself, resided in Lancaster, Pa.,’’ said General Sherwood. “They were soon betrothed and were counted the handsom est couple in all th e country around. Some tim e after the engage­ m ent had been announced Mr. B u chan­ an was obliged to go out of town on a business trip. On his return he stopped In to see a M rs. W illiam Jen kins, who was entertaining a Miss G r a d e Hubley, daughter of General Hubley, an ofiicer of the revolutionary war. \A gossiping young woman told Miss Coleman of Mr. B u chanan’s visit and aroused her Jealousy. On the spur of the moment she penned an angry note and released him from his engagement. A s h o rt time afte r this Incident a party was arranged to go to Philadelphia to attend an opera. Miss Coleman was Included In the invitation, and on a r ­ riving at Philadelphia, on a plea of in­ disposition, rem a ined at the hotel. On th e ir return from the opera Miss Cole­ mon was found dead. She had killed herself. This broke Jam e s B u chanan’s h e a rt, and he never m arried and never loved another woman.\ EVER STAMP W H IT E HORSES? Peculiar Childish Idea W hich May Bring Back Old Days to Some of the Readers. The car w a s a long tim e coming, and a very sm all, dirty and joyous girl on one roller skate confided to an In­ terested bystander th a t there were “tw o w h ite horses coming.\ “I’ll stam p ’em both,\ she addefl, and proceeded to lick her thum b and jam It Into a soiled pink palm. Tw ice over It had to be done, with eyes fixed upon the npproaching team . “W h y stam p them ?” inquired the stranger. “W hy, don’t you know? W hen I stam p a hundred I’ll find something. Found a penny last time.\ Ju s t then th e new s p a p e r boy arrived with his sack, and as he took the m oney from the wooden bench, a penny rolled tow ard the gutter. The unkem p t little figure swayed on Its single skate. A frown of disapproval followed the boy’s Industrious search. W h ile the pennies were in the bag on the bench, they were property and to be respected. B u t it was plain to any­ one with eyes th a t a lost penny be­ longed to the finder—in th e code of the little girl. W hen It w a s picked up and dropped Into the boy’s pocket, she turned to the sym p a thetic bystander. \Don’t you h a te boys with freckles?” she asked. “Besides, I’d only stam p ed ’leven. W alt till I got 'n u th e r hundred.” Are Aviators Born? T h e re w a s a tim e when It w a s held th a t a m an m u st be especially born fo r aeronautic duties. Experience hos brought < u the foot that th e average young m an can m ake an excellent aviator. C aptain Guynemer, M ajor Bishop, C aptain W illiam Thaw , Cap­ tain Ball of the L a f a y e tte escadrille, and practically oil the fam o u s av ia­ tors were not men who Im p ressed any­ body with being different from other men. Of the thousands of allied aviators there are probably not five hundred men who had seen m o re than a few m o n ths of m llltury service before Joining th e n lr service. Most of them had never seen any m ilitary service. In planning on organization for the selection and training of aviators, the nlrcrnft board and the signal corps of the U n ited S tates have hod to prepare to deal entirely w ith men who had never seen m ilitary service, as other countries have done.— Henry Wood- house In Everybody’s. Americanisms in Britain. Lord D e rby. In advising us not to “ g et rattled .\ has added another word to our w a r vocabulary, or, ot any rate, given an old word a new meaning. In this sense \rnttled\ Is an Am ericanism , and we rem e m b er reading a n article by W. D. Howells some th irty years ago. In which he said he was not very eas­ ily rattled. Of coarse we have used the word In this country w ith other m eanings for m any c e n t u r i e s ; even Pepys relates on one occasion how he rnttled his wife, but th a t w a s m o re In the n a tu re of grum b ling, while Lord Derby evidently Inteuds us not to get nlnrined or excited, which is th e real A m erican sense of th e word.—Loudon Chronicle. AMONG TOMBS OF MOMARCHS Shaft W ill Be Erected on Scottieh Coast to the Memory of United States Soldiers. N a ture has built on several of Scot* land’s western Inlands great stone shafts th a t ore viewed with wonder and adm iration; man has erected on others m any columns and m onuments th a t ore renowned in a r t and history. To m ention notable examples, the natural may be seen In the Imsaltle P'llnrs of Skye and Staffa, the artistic in the m em o rials to Scottish, Irish and Norwegian kings in the burying ground of St. Columba’s isle. Iona. T'-.ere will shortly appear amid this concourse of records a monument al­ together novel, a new-world monument, by which America will signalize the memory of her young soldiers of free d im whom Germ any’s subm arine dev­ iltry drowned in the adjacent w aters. On this knoll a lofty monolith of im­ perishable granite will be raised In honor of the brave who went to death undismayed and self-controlled. Islay was the chief seat of those fighting chieftains, the lords of the isles, who began in the tw elfth century their incessant w a rfare with the Norsemen, and the title of the island princes has descended to the Prince of Wales. Quiescent post and stirring present seem to m eet on this pic­ turesque island. If the shades of the old-world kings ever visit the royal tombs at Iona, they need look south but 30 miles to see a tow e ring sign of the m aking of new-world history. PLEA FOR \FOOLLESS\ DAY Movement to Abolish Stupid April First Jokes Surely Would Meet W ith General Approval. In connection with the m ovement for less” days it is up to some patriot who has the highest interest of the nation ot h e a rt to launch a campaign for a foolless first of April. Individuals, like autom obiles, are not foolproof, and Mr. Absent Minded, who from tim e immemorial has been a much-fooled man on th e fa ta l day. would rise up and call congress bless- Instead of calling the members thereof names, os he now does. If that body would busy Itself with legislation abolishing the April-fool jokes that wreck tem p ers, ruin dispositions and w ork hovoc generally. •n the other hand, Mrs. Absent Minded would probably fight to the last ditch against any curtailm e n t of the privileges of jeering derisively at her husband when he puts salt In his cof­ fee. cracks an egg which proves to be only a shell, finds the lining of his ercoat sewed up, p icks up some stage money on the doorstep and starts to work with a box of soap camouflaged as candy In his pocket to m u n ch after lunch. As a result the sons of dignity will probably have to endure the annual disturbance o f their mental equilibrium In order to keep peace in the family. Man Dumb From W a r Now Talks. P a rents of W u lter Jones, a soldier of Glen Cove, L. I., who has Just re­ turned from France, answ ering a tele­ phone coll from New York, heard the voice of their son. whom they sup­ posed was dumb as the result of shell shock. In the trenches In F rance a hell exploded within a few feet of Jones and he becam e unconscious. Several of his com rades were killed by the explosion. W hen Jones re­ gained consciousness he was dehf and dumb. He w a s sent back to America for treatm e n t and on the ocean trip hom eward the vessel w a s attacked by a subm arine. The excitem ent of this shock Is said to have restored both his speech and hearing. Hot Stuff. A rthur Feust, consulting engineer from U tah, breezed Into New York and attended a banquet at the Engineers' club. Several of the guests w e re the McLean kilties of Cannda. A feuture of the m enu was squab on toast, and one of th e Scotch veterans, after asking w h a t It was, proceeded to over It well with tabasco sauce. He ate a couple of bites of the burning liquid, and then, with a low cry, put down his knife and fork. “L a y th a u r an’ bur-r-n.\ he said. Then turning to the w a iter called : ‘Aye, mon. I’ve had eneuch o' this. Gie's a shellln’s w o rth o’ h am , wle ye? An’ say, laddie, bring a bucket of Ice w a te r.\ Phosphorescence on the Moon? Severol European observers of the total lu n a r eclipse of July 4*5. 1917. have reported th a t the brightness o f the lu n a r disk appeared much greater around the limb than near the center These observations lead M. A. Nodon of B o rdeaux to revive a suggestion th a t h a s som etim e s been m ade to ac­ count fo r the brilliancy of certain lu- nor c r a t e r s ; vli.. th a t the surfoce of the moon mny possess a lum inosity of its own In th e n a tu re of phosphores­ cence. In th a t case, p erspective would Increase th e apparent lum inosity to ­ w a rd the limb.— S cientific American. W ide Interest in Astronomy. T h e re can be no doubt th a t there Is ju s t now a great aw akening of pub­ lic Interest In astronom y . Renewed evidence of this. If any were needed. Is afforded by the secretary of the American Association of V a riable S tar Observers. About a year ago. we car­ ried In this column a brief note de­ scribing the alm s and needs of the association, and appealing for addl- iion* t<> ii> «<>rps of volunteer observ­ ers all over the world. W ithin one m o n th th e secretary states th a t h** had received 53 replies to this very modest little notice.—Scientific Amer­ ican. W ITH TH E COLORS W ith th e U. S. E x p e d itionary F o rce in F ran c e : B a rns, Thos. M., 9th C o n s truction A. S. S. C. B e n n e tt, Stanley, Co. M, 305th Inf. B a k e r, David, Co. B, 308th Inf. Capt. W. S e r g e a n t B o u v ier, Co. C., 303 A m m u n ition T rain. Banks, Ju n iu s , 351 M achine Gun B a t­ talio n , Co. A. B e n n e tt, C h auncey A., 4th Co. 2nd M. M. R e g t, P. O. 717. Sgt. J o h n D. B e n n e tt, 353 C asual Co., A. E. F., A m e rican P. 0 . 778. C a labrese, P r iv a te Dom inic, 311 Inf. Co. B. Dom iny, E r a s tu s J., Sig. C o rps No. 38. de K a y , L ieut. D rake, 39th Inf. E d w a rds, P riv a te C larence, M o tor T ruck Co. 359, P a r. B. C. M., P a ris F rance. Edw a rds, L ieut. Clifford C., Pay C o rps, U. . N. Staff Office, c|o N a ­ val A ttache, Am. Em b assy. Fow ler, W illiam W . Co. E, 367th Inf. F ith ian , P a u l, Co. A, 107th Inf. P r iv a te W illiam W . Fow ler, 367th In f . Co. E , A. P. O. 766. G rim shaw , S e rgt. Russell F., Divis­ ion S u rg e o n ’s Office, 42d Div. G u y e r, G e o rge W ., Co. D, 108th Inf. M a jor Philip P. G a rdiner, 307th Inf. H ildreth, R a lph E ., Co. B, 302 Am. T r a :ji. H u ls e , H e zzie, H d q . Co. P ioneers, 5th Reg. U. S. M. C. H a n s e n , C h a rles H., 302nd A m u n i- tio n tra i n , Co. G. H u d s o n , R o b e rt, Co. M, 3 0 5 th Inf. H a lsey, Edw in C., 5th Co., 4th Reg. M. M. D. M. A. H a s s e lberger, P r v t. B e n e d ict, 58th Reg. C. A. C., B a t t e r y A H a s s e llberger, Corp. Jo h n , 2 1 s t Field A r tillery D itch Jew e tt, E n s ign, E. H-, U. S. N. R. F. K ing, P r iv a te P e rcy, 2d Balloon Co. B, A ir Service. L a w rence, F ran c is D., 78 Division H e a d q u a r ters, A. E. F ., c|o Capt. Love, A d j. Loris, Corp. F r a n k , 308th In f . Co. B, 1st B a tt. M cG u irk, W a g o n e r Leo, H d q . 302d E n g ineers M u lford, C o rtland E., Co. H, 305th Inf. M o tt, E d w a rd O., U. S. M a rine Corps. 2d A e ro Sqd. Jo h n N. O sborne, 301 T rain H e a d ­ q u a r te r s , M ilitary Police, V e terin ­ ary D e tachm e n t, 76th D ivision, O s b o rn, S e rgt. R aym o n d A., M echan­ ical R e p a ir Shop, A. P. O. 772, V e m inil, F ran c e . P a rsons, P riv. H a r r y , 37th A e ro Sqd. R itchie, V icto r W ., C o nvoie S. S. U. 625 A u tos, P a r B. C. M. Ross, F r a n k S., 107th In f ., H d q . Co. S a n d fo r d , Jam e s L., C am o u flage S e c tion, E n g in e e rs Corp. Schulte, C o rp. G e o rge A., Co. M, 307th Inf. S c h e llinger, J. W ilm e r, H d q . 501st E n g ineers S m ith, N a th a n iel E ., H d q . 501st E n ­ gineers S h e rr ill, C a p t. S tephen, T roop 2, 2d C a v a lry, 3d A rm y C o rps, A. P. O. 754. S h e rm a n , P rv t. Thom as T., 282 A e ro Sqd. S m ith, S e rg t. Geo. N. 222 A e ro Sqd. No 4, B. E. F., F ield No. A. S teele. H a r r y M., M. M. 1, C. A. N o rth B o m b ing G roup, A. P. O. B e n n e tt, Sgt. Jo h n D., B a t t e r y C, 3rd F. A. F irs t L ieut. W e b s ter W . S tetson, Q. M. C. H e a d q u a r ters, N .A. OLDEST DYNASTY IN WORLD Distinction Undoubtedly Bel< ngs to tho Reigning House of Japan— Began W ith Em p e ror Jimniu. The present Japanese dynasty Is by for the oldest In the world, for Yoshlhlto claim s to be the one hun­ dred twenty-second monarch of an unbroken line, dating from the sev­ enth century before the C h ristian era, says the St. Louis Post-Dlspnteh. The early history of Nippon, os recorded In the holy book, Shmto, begins with th e dynasties of the gods and Is wholly m y thical In nature. The dawn of real history begins with the reign of Jlni- mu Tenno, whose memory Is revered today by all the sons of Nippon. Jlm tnu the G reat forced the savage tribes to accept civil Institutions and extended his beneficent sway over the entire country. He established his capital at Kioto. He form u lated a code of laws, established courts, encouraged Industry, and laid the foundation for th a t m arvelous advunce m ade by the Japanese during the nineteenth cen­ tury. The title of mikado, which means “honorable gate,” was derived from Jlm m u . From the days of this ruler Japunese power In the Orient Increas­ ed. The successors of Jlm m u like the g reat em p e ror him self, were wor­ shiped as gods upon earth. Women were not excluded from the succes­ sion to the throne, and there are many fam o u s em p resses In the history of Japan. He Hoped Not. Edwin R. Hisey. the undertaker, and C. L. Dietz, the broker, are brother R o tarlans. One storm y day recently Hisey. while returning from Crown Hill with his m o tor hearse, saw Dietz standing on a corner ’way up M eridian street. Hisey stopped th e hearse and shouted to D l e t i : ••Going down. Lew?\ Dietz stared at his hospitable friend and replied: “I—I—I hope n o t !” —Indianapolis Naws. Aged Tree Is Dying. The original novel orange tree, plant­ ed 44 veors ago. producer of the first navel oranges grown In the United S tates and parent of m illions of trees now growing In C alifornia, Is believed to be dying. H o rticultural experts have begun efforts to diagnose the dls- enw th a t th reaten s It In the hope of prolonging Its life. T h is tree, th e m ost noted In the cit­ rus Industry of C alifornia, came orig­ inally from B ahia. Brazil. It was planted in 1573 by Mrs. C. L. Tibbetts, who o b tained It from the botanical g a r­ dens In W a shington, D. C. H a r r y M. S teele, U. S. N a v a l Ava. Sta., P a u illac G ironde, F rance. T u c k e r, Sgt. D a n iel, T r a n s p o r t Co. 3, 308th Inf. Viscusu, Corp. M., Co. K., 52nd U. S. Pio n e e r Force. W e lby, H a r r y S., Co. F, 10th Reg. F o r e s t E n g ineers W e b b , 2nd L ieut. H a v w o o d , Co. C, 369th Inf. W o o d , Lieut. H. O. J r . , M achine' Gun Co. 104 U. S. Inf. W ith th e U. S. N a v y , c|o New Y o rk C ity post office: deK ay, E n s ign R. D., N a v a l forces in E u ropean w a ters F ith ian , C h a rles, U. S. S. Finland Field, A n thony, U. S. S. H a rvard Grim shaw , D a n iel E ., U. S. S. Seneca, E u ropean w a ters, B ase 9 K ing, Edw. M., U. S. S. S t Louis M cG u ire, Louis, U. S. S. M t. V e rnon M o ran, Leon S., U. S. N. R. F. S tr o n g , W a lter, U. S. S. N e v a d a S a lisbury, B e rn a rd , U. S. S. M t. V e r­ non W illiam s, M ayne, U. S. S. C arola Lieut. W . W . D u n n , U. S. S. G u lf­ po rt. Culver D a y ton, N. Y. S tate N a u tical Schoolship N e w p o rt. B e n n e tt, C laire C., Section B ase No. 6, 1st Sec. 8th A ir, B rooklyn Navy Y a rd S c h u lte, Jo h n W ., 1st class Q u a r ter­ m a s ter, U. S. S. D o rsey P h iladel­ phia Silvey, Joseph, J r . , 2 Div., 4th Sec­ tion, U. S N a v a l Cam p , So. F e r- m a n h a m , Mass. T u r n e r , Jack , S. P. 117 U. S. S. Mo- higan, B rooklyn N a v y Y a rd In train i n g cam p s in th e U n ited S tates: B a k e r, P riv. A lonzo T., M edical De­ tachm e n t, D e v e lopm e n t B a ttalion, C am p W h e e ler, Ga. Belden, Chas G. B.. 24 T r. Bu. F. A. R. D. Cam p Jack s o n , S. C. L ieut. Chas. M. B a x ter, M achine Gun U n it, C am p H a n c o c k , Ga. B o u v ier, Lt. J. V., 3d, Sig Corps., Avi., C am p S c o tt, Belleville, 111. B a k e r, W ilm o n t M., 52d B alloon Co., A rcadia cam p , C alif. Collins, F r a n k D,, B ase H o s p ital P lum b ing shop, C am p M e r ritt, N. J. C a rse, D o n a ld, U. S. School M il­ itary A e ronautics, P rin c e to n , N. J. D o m iny, N a thaniel, H a rv a r d Radio School Jam e s D o u g las, Cam p Jos. Jo h n s to n , Jacksonville, Fla. F o s ter, W m. C., 12 T rain in g Co., Cam p Joseph E. Johncon, Jac k ­ sonville, Fla. F lan n e ry , C o rp. F r a n k , Q u a rterm a s ­ te r ’s M o tor T ru c k Co. 379, Camp U p ton C o rp. G e o rge L. Fow ler, J r . , 51 Co. 153 D. B., 222 Cam p Dix, N. J. Jo h n H. Fow ler, 51 Co. T e n t 216, Cam p U p ton, N. Y. N o r ris H. Fow ler, 34 Co. 9 B a ttalion, 1 P latoon, 152 D e p o t B rigade, F o s ter, P r iv a te L. C o u rtland, Bat. E, 7th R eg., 3d B rigade, F. A. R. D., Cam p Jackson, C o lum b ia, S. C. Cam p Dix, N. J. Flem ing, M a tthew C. J r ., U. S. School M ilitary A e ro n a u tics, P rin c e to n , N. J. L ieut. Jam e s E . G a y , J r . , 113 O rd­ nance D e p o t Co., Cam p Dodge, Des M o ines, Iowa. G rim shaw , Sgt. C h a u n c e y , Co. A, 3 0 4 thB a t., C am p C o lt, G e ttysburg, Pa. Grim shaw , Teddy, F o r t D. A. Russell, H a ls e y , Lt. F r a n k W ., M achine Gun Co., 109th Inf.,C a m p T ravis, Tex. H a m ilton, Geo. H ., Avi. C o rps No. 1, K e lley F ield, Tex. H a w k ins, Joseph, B a t. E, 7th R eg., 3d B rigade, F. A. R. D., Camp Jackson, C o lum b ia, S. C. King, Stow ell, J r . , Troop B, 11th C a v a lry, F o r t M e y e r, Va. C h a rles L e s ter, C am p D e v ens, A y e r, Mass. H a r r y L e s ter, Cam p U p ton, N. Y. M o tt, O scar, 309 L a b o r Co., Cam p Jos. E. Jo h n s to n , F la. M iller, W a llace, B a t t e r y E, 7th R eg­ im e n t, 3d B rigade, F. A. R. D., C am p Jackson, C o lum b ia, S. C. O s b o rne, N e lson C., N a v a l A ir S ta­ tion, B a y S h o re, L. I. Ph a rao h , E. F ., Co. M 3 D e v e lopm e n t b a t t a l i o n , 152 D e p o t B rigade, C am p U p ton, N. Y. Leslie D. Q u inn, U. S. G u a rds, N. A., C o n s table H o o k , B ayonne, N. J. Savage, Priv. Jo h n , 321 Supply Co., A. P. O. 712 S u tphen, P resto n , U. S. School Mil­ ita r y A e ronautics, P rin c e to n , N. *J. P ri. J o h n G. R am p e, B a tt. E , 7 th Reg. 3d. B rigade, F. A. R. D., Cam p Jackson, S. C. P ri. O tis R am p e, 2 1 9 th L a u n d r y Co., G. M. C., C am p U p ton, L. I. H o llister, G e o rge W h iting, F o reign Legion, F ran c e W iborg, M a ry H o y t, Red C ross Div., F ran c e S tra t t o n , R u th G., A m e rican Red C ross H d q ., P a ris, F rance. Sim o n d s, L t. F. M., J r ., Sig. R- C. Avi. Sec., c|o A m e rican Ex. Co., 11 R u e Scribe, P a ris Salisbury, H a rold, A rm e d G u a rd, C ity P o r ts B a rr a c k s , B rooklyn deK a y , K a th e rin e , A rm y and Navy Bldg. W a s h ington, D. C. W o o d h o u se, L ieut. C. D., Signal C o rps, U. S. A. B o u v ier, M a jor Jo h n V., Ju d g e A d ­ vocate G e n e ral. W a s h ington, D. C. W ith th e A m e rican E x p e d itionary F o rce in E n g lan d : F o s ter, Sgt. P e rcy N., 479 A e ro Sqd. c'o U. S. A ir S e rvice, 35 E a ton Place, London S. W ., 1, E n g land. G o ldstein, Louis, 6 5 7 th A e ro Sqd., 35 E a to n Place, London, S. W . Y. SCREENED The Star Press is prepared to do an y kind of job printing Dodge B rothers COMMERCIAL CAR It will do w h a t it is intended to do in an efficient and economical m anner The gasoline consumption is unusually low The tire r-ileage is unusually high HALSEY’S GARAGE EA S T H A M P T O N LUM B E R & COAL CO. (Lim ited) A n thracite, Bitu­ m inous and Cannel COAL O F F IC E AND YARDS N E A R R. R. 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