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Red Cloud Chief.,
- In removing tho exhibition buildings
In Paris tho foundations were found of
tho palnco that Napoleon I, began to
build near tho Trocadero for tho King
of rtomo. Plans were drawn for a
larger nml moro magnificent Kremlin,
with tho BoIb do Boulogno for Its park
nnd tho foundations woro begun. After
tho fall of Napoleon thoy were built
uvcr and forgotten.
An electric nutotnobllo rccontly camo
(o tho rescue of a church In Stratford,
Conn, Something went wrong with tho
lighting facilities and tho church wan
left In total darkness. Kerosene lamps
had been proposed when up camo an
automoblllst member of tho congrega
tion, connected tho feed wlro with his
ntorago battery, and In a mlnuto had
tho church brilliantly lighted. After
ward' ho unhitched tho automobile and
took his family home.
Tho supremo court of appeal In
Austria has decided that If n wife
saves money from the amount allowed
to her .by her husband for household
expenses and appropriates tho savings
for herself this proceeding amounts
to theft. Mr. and Mrs. Daun of Vien
na, after being married for thirty
years, woro divorced, and Mrs, Daun
took .with her tho sum, amounting to
about' $625, which nho had saved from
her weekly allowance rHade to her" for
household expenses. Mr. Daun
brought an action against her to re
cover this amount, and Judgment was
plvcn In his favor. Mrs. Daun has
to refund tho whole sum.
, In more than threo thousand schools
)n Great Britain 'tho boys aro studying
text book on Canada which set forth
her history, explain her system of gov
ernment and lay stress upon her nat
ural resources. These books aro sup
plied freo by the Dominion, nnd Lord
Btrathcoun, Canada's high commission
er to tho mother country, will give
Valuable medala next spring to tho
scholara who pass tho best examina
tions on them. The laudable aim or
Btrathcona and his countrymen Ib to
Impress British youth with tho advan
tages of tho Dominion as a field for
emigration. It should bo easy. Geo
graphically speaking, and In other
ways, too, Canada la the next best
place to tho United States.
A pack of Ivory playing cards, said
to have been carried by Prince Eugene,
the colleague of tho Duko of Marlbor
ough In .the campaign against tho
French under Marshal Vlllars, has Just
.been purchased by Queen Christina of
. (Spain. Th'e "court" flgurcB are all
ihand-palntcd, bub of no particular
,merlt The pack was at one time in
the possession of the Duke of Saxc
iCoburg Gotha, father of the Prlnco
Consort, and grandfather of King Ed
iward Vir. Tho cards wore given by
tho duko somo sixty years ago to a
.Spanish nobleman, who visited his
court in a dlplomntlc capacity, nnd a
grandeon of tho latter Is In such re
duced circumstances that he was glad
to dispose of tho pack to the queen.
Tho members of the church boqrd ol
tho African Baptist church, of Frank
fort, Ky., have been arrested by tho
city marshal for violating tho building
ordlnanco of tho city requiring a per
mit from tho council to eroct a building
in tno city limits. Tho negroes recent
ly bought ground Just opposlto tho cx
acutlvo mansion and tho governor nnd
adjacent property owners raised' objec
tion to tho building of a church upon
It. Tho city council refused to grant a
permit. Tho church board, Ignoring
tho action, let tho contrnct and the
contractor had begun work on the
church. Tho matter has been In con-,
trovcray several months, nnd Gov.
Beckham threatons to recommend the
removal of the capital If the church Is
A curious letter from Mindanao, in
tho Philippines, has been received nt
tho war department from Washington.
It is written in characters not unllko
tho notes of a musical score, and Is an
acknowledgment of a gift by Wato
Mama Datoh Baqul, ono of tho natlvo
chiefs. Ills conduct hnd been so exem
plary at the tlmo when other Inhabi
tants of tho Philippine. Isles wero
giving much trouble to tho United
States that General MacArthur, after
a tour through that part of tho archi
pelago, decided to send Datoh a cane.
Ho accordingly had ono beautifully
headed and engraved, at an expense of
about $30, nnd forwnrded it to the
loyal chlof with his compliments. Tho
acknowledgment, translated Into Eng
lish, is as follows:, "This letter from
your brother Wato Mama Datoh Baqul
to his brother tho captain general of
tho Philippines concerning tho appro
priate present a cane which I have
received from his oxcell6ncy through
tho commanding officer nt Malabang. I
wish to express my great gratitude, to
htm for his thoughtful remembrance.
My pleasuro at receiving It reaches the
According to a London newspaper
champaguo drinkers will learn with re
grot, on tho authority of no less an
export than M. Charles Ilcldsleck of
Reims, that this year's vintage is far
from satisfactory, and that It "will not
rank with nny of tho great years." To
those who linvo tho money to keep
their collars well stocked tho announce
ment Is not of bo much moment, but
to average persons It means that tho
prlco of champagne at hotels and res
taurants or purchased. ntHho moment
for homo consumption In small quan
tities will bo seriously onhnnred.
The Diamond Bracelet
By mrs. Henry wood,
Author of East
(CHAPTER, iV. Continued,)
"It cannot bo lost," returned Lady
Surah. "You aro sure you put It out,
"I am quite suro of that. It was
lying first in the case, and"
"Yes, It was," interrupted Hughes.
"That was Its place."
'And consequently tho first that I
took out," continued Alice, "I put it
on tho table; and the others' around
It, near to me. Why, as a proof that
It lay there "
What was Alice going to add? Waa
she going to adduce as a proof that
Gerard Hope had taken It up, and It
had been a subject of conversation be
tween them? If so, recollection camo
to her In time, and she faltered and
abruptly broko off. But a faint, hor
rible dread, to which sho would not
glvo ehapo, camo stealing over her,
and her face turned white, and she
sank on a chair trembling visibly.
"Now look at Alice!" uttered Fran
ces Chenovlx; "sho is going Into one
of her agitation fits." '
"Don't allow yoursjlf to bs agi
tated, Alice," cried Lady Sarah; "that
will do no good. Besides, I feel suro
tho bracelet Is all safe In tho cbbo;
whore else can It be? Fetch tho case,
Hughes, and I will look for It myself."
Hughes whisked out of tho room, In
wardly resenting tho doubt cast upon
"It Is so strange," mused Alice,
"that you did not B3o tho bracelet
when you came up."
"It was certainly not there," re
sumed Lady Sarah.
"Perhaps you will look for yourself
now, my lady," cried Hughes, return
ing with tho Jowcl box In her hands.
Tho box was well searched. The
bracelet was not there.
"This Ib very strange, Hughes," ut
tered Lady Sarah.
"It's very ugly, as well, my Indy,"
answered Hughes, In a lofty tone,
"and I'm thankful to tho presiding
geniuses which rule such things that
I waa not In charge when It never
would have taken placo, for I can glvo
a guess how It was."
"Then you had better," Bald her
"If I do," returned HughcB, "I shall
offend Miss Seaton."
"No you will not, Hughes," cried
Alice. "Say what you please; I have
need to wish this cleared up."
"Then, mlBS, It I may spoak my
thoughts, I think you must have left
the key about. And there aro strnngo
servants In tho house, you know, my
lady; thero'o that kltchon's maid only
camo In It when we did, and there's
tho now under butler."
"Hughes, you aro wrong," Interrupt
ed Alice. "Tho servants could not
have touched tho box, for tho key nov
or waa out of my possession, nnd you
know tho lock Is a Bramah. I locked
tho box last night In Lady Sarah'a
presence, nnd tho koy was not out of
my pocket afterwards until you took
It from thenco this morning."
"Tho key scorns to have had nothing
to do with It." interposed Frances
Chenovlx. "Alice saj'B she put tho dia
mond bracelet on tho table with tho
rest; Lady Sarah saya when she went
to tho table nttor dinner it waB not
there; so It must have been In tho
Intervening period that tho the dis
appearance took place."
"And only a few minutes to do It
In!" ojaculatcd Lady Sarah. "What
"It boats conjuring, my lady," said
HughcB. "Could any visitor have come
"I did hear a visitor's knock while
wo woro at dinner," said Lady Sarnh.
Don't you remember, Fanny? You
looked up as If you noticed It."
"Did I?" answered Lady Frunces, In
a, careless tone.
And that moment Thomas happened
to enter with a letter, .and tho ques
tion waB put to him, "Who knocked?"
His answer was ready.
"Sir Georgo Danvers, my lady. When
I Bald the Colonel was at dinner, Sir
Georgo began to apologtzo for calling,
but I explained that you wero dining
earlier than usual becauso of tho
"Nobody else called?"
."Nobody knocked but Sir George,
"A covert answer," thought Allco;
"but I am glad he Is true to Gerard."
"What an untruth!" thought Lady
Frances, as she remembered the visit
of Allco's Bister. Thomas' memory
must bo Bhort."
All the talk and It was much pro
longeddid not tend to throw nny
light upon tho matter, and Alice, un
happy and ill, retired to her own room.
Tho agitation had brought on a ner
vous and violent headacho, and sho
sat down In a low chair and bent her
forehed on to her hands. Ono belief
alono possessed her; that tho unfor
tunato Gerard Hope had stolen the
bracelet. Do as sho would she could
not put It from hor; she kept repeat
ing that ho was a gentleman, that ho
was honorablo, that ho would never
placo hor In so pnlnful a posltlou. Com
mon sense- replied that tho temptation
was laid before him, nnd he hnd con
fessed his pecuniary difficulties to bo
great; uay, had ho not wished for this
very bracelet that ho might make
A knock at the door. Alice lifted
Intruder enter. It was Lady Frances
"I came to Allco how wretched you
look? You will torment yoursolf Into
"Can you wonder nt my looking
wretched?" returned Alice. "Place
yourself In my position, Frances; It
must appear to Lady Sarah a It I
I had made away with tho bracelet.
I am sure Hughes thinks so."
"Don't eay.unorthodox things, Alice.
They would lather think that I had
dono It, of tho two, for I have more
uso for diamond bracelets than you."
"it U kind of you to try nnd cheer
mo," sighed Allco.
"Just tho thing I came to do. And
to have a bit of a chat with you as
well, if you will let mo."
"Of course, I will let you."
"I wish to toll you I will not men
tion that your slBtcr was hero last
evening. I promise you I will not."
Alice did not immediately reply.
Tho words and their hushed tone
caused a new troublo to nrlso within
her ono which she had not glanced
nt. Was It possible that Lady Fran
ces could lmaglno her Bister to be
"Lady Frances Chenovlx!" burst
forth Alice, ''you cannot think It! She!
my sister guilty of a despicable
theft! Havo you forgotten that she
moves In your own .position in the
world? that our family Is scarcely in
ferior to yourB?"
"Allco, I forgive you so misjudging
me, because you aro not yourself Just
now. Of course, your sister cannot
bo suspected; I know thnt But as
you did not mention her when they
wero talking of who had been here, I
supposed you did not wlsh(her namo
dragged Into so unpleasant' an affair,
and I hastened np to say there was no
danger from me that It would be."
"Bellevo me, sho Is not the guilty
party," returned Alice, "and I havo
more cause to say so than you think
"What do you mean by that?" brisk
ly cried Lady Frances. "You surely
havo no duo?"
Alice shook her head, and her com
panion's eagerness was lulled again.
"It Is well that Thomas was forget
ful," remarked Lady Frances. "Was
It really forgetfulness, Alice, or did
you contrive to telegraph him to bo
"Thomas only spoke tho truth. At
least, as regards my sister," sho hastily
addod, "for ho did not let her In."
"Then it is all quite easy, and you
nnd I can keep our own counsel."
Quito easy, possibly, to the mind of
Frances Chenovlx, but anything but
easy to Alice, for tho words of Lady
Frances hnd introduced an idea more
repulsive and terrifying oven than tho
ono which cast tho guilt to the door
of Gerard Hope. Her Bister acknowl
edged thnt sho was in need of money,
"a hundred pounds or bo," and Alice
had Been her coming from tho back
room where tho Jewels lay. Still she
take a bracelet! It was preposterous.
Propostorous or not, Alice's torment
was doubled. Which of tho two had
been tho black sheep? One of them It
must have been. Instinct, sisterly re
lationship, reason and common sense,
all combined to turn the scale against
Gerard. But that thorc shculd ba a
doubt nt all was not pleasant, and
Allco started up Impulsively and put
her bonnet on.
"Where now?" cried Lady Frances.
"I will go to my sister's and ask her
and ask her If she saw any stran
ger here any suspicious person in the
hall, or on tho stairs," stammered
Allco, making tho best excuse sho
"But you know you wero In tho
drawing rooms all tho time, and no
ono enmo Into them, suspicious or un
suspicious; so how will that aid you?"
"Truo," murmured Alice, "but It
will bo a relief to go somewhere or do
Allco found her sister at home. Tho
latter Instantly detected that some
thing was wrong, for her euspenso, Ill
ness nnd agitation had taken every
vestige of color from her cheeks nnd
"Whatever Is tho matter, Allco?"
wns her greeting, "you look Just like a
"I felt that I did." breathed poor
Alice, "and I kept my veil down In tho
street, lest I might be taken for ono
and scaro the people A great mis
fortuno has befallen upon me. You
saw thoso bracelets last night spread
out on the table?"
"They wero In my charge, and one
of thorn has been abstracted. It waa
of groat .:uo; gold links holding dia
"Abstracted!" uttered the eldest
sister In both concern and surprise,
but certainly without the smallest In
dications of a guilty knowledge.
"It is n mystery. I only left the
room when I met you on the stair
case, and when I went upstairs to
fetch the letter for you. Directly after
you left Lady Saaftln came up from
dinner, and tt iiracolot was not
"It Is' Incrodlblo, Alice. And no
ono else entered tho room at all, you
say? No servants? no-1 "
"Not any one," Interrupted Alice,
determined not to speak of Gornrd
"Then, child, It Is simply" impossi
ble," was tho calm rejoinder. "It
must havo fallen on tho ground or
"It n VoptdbSitiy gone. Do you re
member seeing It?"
"I do romembar seeing amidst tho
rest a bracelet set with diamonds; but
only on tho clasp, I think. It "
"Thnt was another; that Is all safe.
This was of fine gold links, Inter
spersed with brilliants. Did you see
"Not that I remember. I was there
ocarcely n minute, for I had only
strolled Into the back room Just be
fore you camo down. To toll you the
truth, Allco, my mind wan too fully
occupied with other things to tako
much notice oven of Jewels. Do not
look so perplexed; It will be all right.
Only you nnd I were in tho room, you
say, and wo could not tako It."
"Oh!" exclaimed Allco, clasping hor
hands and lifting her white, beseech
ing face to her slater's, "did you tako
It? In sport; or' In oh, surely you
were not tempted to take It for any
thing else? You Bald you had need
"Alice, nre we going to have one of
your old scenes of excitement? Strive
for calmness. I am sure you do not
know what you are Implying. My
poor child, I would rnther help you to
Jewels than take them from you."
"But look at the mystery."
"It does appear to be a mystery, but
It will no doubt bo cleared up. Alice,
what could you havo been dreaming of
to suspect mo? .Have wo not grown
up together In our honorable home?
You ought to know me if any ono
"And you really know nothing of
It?" moaned Alice, with a sobbing
catching of the breath.
"Indeed I do not In truth I do not
If I could help you out of your per
plexity I would thankfully do it Shall
I return with you and assist you to
seareh for tho bracelet?"
"No thank you. Every senrch haa
Not only was the denial of her sis
ter fervent and calm but her manner
and countenance conveyed the Im
pression of truth. Allco left her in
expressibly relieved, but the convic
tion that it must hav.e been Gerard
returned to her In full force.
"I wish I could see him!" was her
And for once fortune favored her
wish. As sho was dragging hor weary
limbs along ho came right upon her
nt the corner of a street. In her eager
ness she clasped his arms with both
"I am bo thankful," she uttered. "I
wanted to see you."
"I think you most wanted to see
a doctor, Alice How ill you look!"
"I have cause," she returned. "That
bracelet, the diamond that you wero
admiring last evening It has been
stolen; it was taken from the room."
"Taken when?" echoed Mr. Hope,
looking her full In the face as a guil
ty man would scarcely dare to look.
"Tho, or within a few minutes.
When Lady Sarah camo up from din
ner It waB not there."
"Who tool: It?" ho repeated, not yet
recovering his surprise.
"I don't know," sho faintly said.
"It was under my charge. No one
elso was there."
"You do not wish me to understand
that you aro suspected?" ho burst
forth with genuine feeling. "Their
unjust meanness cannot have gone to
(To be continued.)
A STRONG PEOPLE.
Innults of Alaska Aro Classed Among
Very Hugged People.
It now seems probable that not all,
the InnultB of Alaska aro bo smalll as
has been supposed. Indeed, if ono Ib
to believe the tales of travelers who
visited an Island south of Bering Sea,
theso Indians must be classed among
the tallest people in the world. The
travelers' story is given In Popular
Science News: On King's Island In
dians wero found who by their phys
ical characteristics belong to tho In
nult or Eskimo family, having small
black eyes, high cheek-bones and full
brown beards which conceal their lips.
The majority of tho men are over six
feet high and the women are usuallly
as tall as and often taller than tho
men. These women aro also wonder
fully strong. One of them carried off
In her birch bark canoo an eight-hundred
pound stone, for uso as an an
chor to a whalo boat. When it reached
tho deck of the vessel It required two
strong men to lift It, but the Innult
woman had managed it alone. An
other woman carried on hor head a
box containing two hundred nnd
eighty pounds of lead. Both men and
women aro also endowed with re
markable agility. They will outrun
and outjump competitors of any other
race who may bo pitted against them.
Their strength Is gained from very
poor food, and they frequently travel
thirty or forty miles without eating
anything. They live on carrion fish
and sea oil. Tho fish, generally sal
mon, are burled when caught, to be
kept through the winter and dug up
as consumption requires. When
brought to the air they have tho ap
pearance of sound fish, but the stench
from them is unbearable. In the mat
ter of dwellings theso Eskimos aro pe
culiar. Their houses aro excavated
in tho'sldes of a hill, tho chambers be
ing pierced somo feet into tho rise,
and walled up with stones on three
sides. Across the top of tho stono
walls poles of driftwood are laid and
covored with hldea and grass and last
ly with n layer of earth. Theso odd
dwellings rise one above another, the
highest overlooking perhnps forty low
or ones. Two hundred people live in
Forget tho good thor. hast done, and
He who Incurs uo nvy possesses
SOME SHORT STORIES FOR THE
Estimates of the Navr for the Fiscal
Year Ending Jnnn 30, 1003, Show
tho Need of e98,010,98 Navy's In
HVMN OF TUB WAGONER.
O sailor bold! when o'er tho deep
Tho bravo ship beats through stormy
'Tls sun and stars thy course must
'Tls trusting binds all hearts to
gether. Then, landsman, hall! For ub the
Marks out n path which never varies
Until within tho west Ib won
A rest beyond tho rolling prairies
Let hungry danger haunt our way.
There'B yet a time for mirth and
We've sworn our leader we'll obey
And seek the hills where gold Is ly
ing! Then come away! Across tho plains
Good fortuno yet shall smile above
And some glad morn the lovo that
Shall lead us back to those who lovo
Has not the hunter here his wish,
Whero roads aro smooth and streams
Each prairie pool's agleam with fish;
The shy deer feeds along the fallow!
In hollow trees bees hido their sweets;
Wild fowl to every wood aro wing
ing; And nature's Joy tho heart repeats
When through the silence song Is
What though in marshes serpents
What though in thicket lurks the
These are the perils of tho west.
And there's no spot death will not
Then westward ho! We venturo whero
Tho bright day dies in a golden
And all our hopes lies over there
In lands unknown to song or story!
Then lift tho song! Let valleys ring!
Wo lead the way, and more shall fol
low, Who to a slumb'rou8 life will cling
When hearts but ache and truth Is
Sing ns we bound o'er hill and dale,
Like ships that rldo above tho bil
lows, Our wagons mark the outward trail
And God keeps watch whero valor
The estimates for tho navy for tho
fiscal year ending June 30, 1903, were
made public at tho navy department
recently. The total amount Is $98,910,-
984, against $77,024,535 apprpprlatetl
for tho current year. Tho chief in
crease! aro $2,600,000 for construction,
$2,000,000 for armor nnd $129,255 in tho
appropriation for yards and docks.
Secretary Long, in speaking of the es
timates, said that they were mado with
duo record for the needs of tho navy.
of tho administration. He spoke of the
Increased cost of the navy, and said
that tho building of a battleship cost
ing $5,000,000 was not tho end of its
expense, as Its maintenance waa very
costly. These estimates, he said, did
not cover nny recommendations for in
crease of tho navy over that already
authorized, but'it Is more than likely
the secretary will recommend throe
new battleships and th.ee new armored
cruisers and a number of small gun
boats. Among the new Items of Im
portance in the estimates are the fol
lowing: New battery for tho Newark,
$175,000; new batteries for the Albany
and New Orleans, $200,000; reserve
guns for ships of tho navy, $500,000;
floating dry dock, Portsmouth, N. H.,
$500,000, making the total for that yard
$l,614,5Jt. A total of $1,227,700 for now
works nt te Boston navy yard, which
includes-n plant for housing and stor
ing torpedo vessels and now buildings.
The estimate for new improvements at
tho New York navy yard aggregate $3,
110,000, which Includes $2,000,000 for
the purchase of land and $200,000 for
barracks for enlisted men. Tho now
estimated Items for the Norfolk yafd
aggregate $1,208,500, which Includes
$350,000 for the purchase of land. Tho
estimates for.tho naval station at San
Juan, Porto Rico, are $2,013,000, and
Include $1,000,000 for a masonry dry
dock, $50,000 for tho purchase of land.
$260,000 for dredging and $200,006 for
extension of coaling facilities. An es
timate or $650,000 is made forn plant
for housing and storing torpedo ves
sels at Pensacola. An estimate of
$108,000 is mado for tho naval station
nt Tutulla, Samoa. An estlmato of
$381,000 Is submitted for tho Cavlto
station, and includes $200,000 for a re
frigerating plant Estimates are mado
for a complete naval station at Olong
npo, P. I., umountlng to $1,443,000.
Other estimates aro us follows: Naval
magazine noar Boston, $500,000; naval
magazine near Portsmouth, N. H
$400,000; naval magazine, Puget
Sound, $100,000; dofenses for insular
naval stations and coal depot, $500,000.
CAPTAIN AIIEHNB SAMPLES.
Capt. George P. Ahem, Ninth United
States Infantry, chief of the forestry
bureau of tho Philippine archlpolago,
who has prepared a book on the woods
of tho Philippines, has been in Wash
ington superintending tho publishing
of tho reports of his bureau, which will
soon bo Issued by ,ho war department.
Frt hnf non nn exhibit of Philippine
woods at tho Pan-American exposition
In Buffalo. The riches of the Philip
pine forests in both building and fur
nlturo woods Is 'incalculable, but for
use In tho islands many vnluablo spe
cies are almost use-loss owing to tho
ravages of the white ants which swarm
there. A few months ago Captl Ahern
reported to tho wnr department that
he way making experiments with ' a
variety of natlvo woods to determine
their capacity to resist attacks from
tho ants. Ho labeled a largo number of
sample pieces of wobd and placed them
In an unused house where the ants
could operate freely upon them. On
reaching" Washington, Acting Secretary
of War, Colonel Sanger, who follows
closely everything done In tho Islands,
Inquired as to the result of tho experi
ments. "Mr. Secretary," said tho cap
tain, "when I went to cxamlno the
samples they were nil gono." '"What!"
exclaimed tho secretary, "had tho ants,
utterly destroyed them7" "No," nn
swercd Cnpt Ahem, "not tho ants.
Somo native, more Interested in pot
boiling than In science, had mado off
with the entire lot." Saturday Even
ONLY TWELVE KNEW SONG.
Only twelve out of the 400 enlisted
force on the receiving ship Richmond,
at the League Island navy yard, or
dered to learn the words of the "Star
Spangled Banner," gave evldenco re
cently that they knew the song, says
the Phlladephla Press. Capt. Leary,
of the Richmond, sent forth the order,
that no leaves of absence ashore would'
be granted unless the men showed that
they knew tho words of tho national
anthem. To ascertain how many ot
tho sailors and landsmen really had
memorized the Bong Capt Leary de
cided to hold n test examination. In
the morning, after the men had been
lined up at roll call, Chaplain Morri
son requested all those who-knew the
words to step forward. To tho sur
prise and dismay of tho officers only,
twelve stepped out from the ranks.
To relieve the nervous tension and
merriment the nontenant In charge Im
mediately gave tho ordor to "air beds."
Some of tho sailors say that whllo the
captain hno authority to compel them
to learn rules of ordinance, ne has no
right to order them to learn "The Star
Spangled Banner." As a large major
ity of tho men who crave leave of ab
sence declare thoy will not learn the
song, the situation promises Interest
A MINDANAO RULER'S CANE.
A curious letter, written In long,
back-handed loops, not wholly unlike
the whole notes In musical notation,
recently passed through the depart
ment, says tho Boston Evening Tran
script. It was from Wato Mama Da
toh Baqul, one of our faithful subjects
in Mindanao, a ruler of his people, and
a Mohammedan of truo faith and al
legiance. His conduct bad been so ex- 4
emplary ut the time when other in
habitants of the Philippine isles were
giving much trouble to the United
States, that Gen. MacArthur, after a
tour through that part of the archipel
ago, decided to send this Datoh' a cane
He accordingly had ono beautifully
headed and engraved, at an expenso
of nbout $30, and forwnrded to the j.
loyal chief with his compllmentsTJrtfcrfl'''
Ilsh, Is as followsj"hts letter from
ama Datoh Baqul
Vis brother the Cantaln-Genoral of
tho Philippines concerning tho appro-' ,
prlato present a cane which I have ,
received from his Excellency through
tho commanding officer nt Malabang. I
wish to express 'my great gratltudo to
him for his thoughtful remembrance.
My pleasure at receiving it reaches the.
Curious Condition Governing Arrest.
Rear Admiral Terry, commandant at
the Washington navy yard, tells an
amusing story about court martial re--,
qulrements In tho navy. Admiral Slcer
rett was then a captain, and an officer
who had been charged with an offense
and ordered under arrest presented
himself wearing his full dress uniform,
but having no sword. "I can't arrest
you," said Capt. Skorrett, looking for
the missing sword, "unless you come
prepared to submit your sword tb me"
Tho officer explained that ho had not,
received his sword from home, al
though it had been expressed to him.
''Well, you'll havo to get one," was
the reply. So tho officer skirmished,
about in the navy yard for nomo one
who had a sword to lend. Finding
one, tho offender returned to Capt.
Skorrett and was promp'tly and regu
larly put under arrest according to
Mone Sickles Has Drawn.
Ono way and another Gen. Daniel E.
Sickles has drawn about $300,000 sal
ary from tho government As colonel
of the Seventeenth New York volunteer
Infantry and the Forty-second regular
Infantry for seven years ho received
$3,500 a year, or $24,500. As major
general, retired, for thirty-five years
ho has received $5,626 a year, aggre
gating $190,875. As representative In
congress from New York for four years
ho received $5,000 a year, or $20,000,
and as minister to Spain ho received
$12,500 a year Chicago Chronicle
Monument to Gen. It red.
Tho citizens of Kent county, Mary
land, havo decided to erect a monument
to tho memory ot General Philip Reed,
hero of Caulk's field. General Reed
was commissioned lloutenant in tho
Third regiment of tho Maryland lino,
Oct 13, 1778, and seryed through tho
war of tho revolution. He commanded
tho militia which repelled tho British,
at Caulk's field, near tho Cecil county
linn, and wna mado brigadier gonernl.
Ho waa United States senator from
Mnryland from 1800 to 1812. "
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