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IAGGHE POLIC !
"Vigorous Measures to Be Taken to Put
an End to the "War ,
ALL THE TROOPS OTIS \VANTS.
Ten New Itoglmontff , In tlio Knll-ttlng nnd
Equipping of Winch There 1 to JJo
No Delay The Army us Planned Will
Number About 55.0OO Men.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 18. "The pol
icy of the war department , " said Sec
retary Root , "is to furnish General
Otis with all the troops and supplies
that he can use and which are neces
sary to wind up the insurrection in
the Philippines in the shortest possible
The secretary was speaking of the
ten regiments which were called for
yesterday by order of the president.
He said that no delay would be al
lowed in enlisting , equipping and sup
plying the new regiments nor in trans
porting them as well as the other regi
ments already organized to the Philip
pines as soon as they were needed for
active operations. If the present num
ber of transports is insufficient more
will bo procured. The men already
enlisted for the Philippine service will
be sent at once , and the new regi
ments will be forwarded as fast as thej
are organized and needed. While there
has been some suggestion that the new
regiments will be used as a reserve
force , it may be stated positively that
these regiments as well as more , if
they can be used , will be sent to rein
force General Otis.
Secretary Otis sent a copy of the
order of today to the various depart
ments of the army , and they at once
"began preparations fo supplying the
Within half an hour the ordnance
"bureau had sent orders to the different
arsenals directing that complete out
fits of arms and ord.nance supplies for
each regiment be sent to the rendez
vous where they are to be organized.
The quartermaster's department gave
orders for supplying tents , clothing
and other equipments furnished by
that department , while the commissary
department ordered a sufficient supply
of rations to be on hand to feed the
troops as fast as they arrive. The
medical department was also directed
to see that supplies were sent.
The regiments will be recruited with
the same care exercised in recruiting
the first ten regiments.
The districts which were not thor
oughly covered in the recruiting of the
first ten regiments will be visited. It
is the intention to have the regiments
give more attention to firing than to
any other feature of the drill. The
men will be armed as are the regular
Infantry regiments with the magazine
The selection of the majors and
company officers for the regiments is
now occupying the attention of the
secretary , and the men are being chos
en from among the volunteers who
were called out in the Spanish war.
The officers will be distributed as
equitably as possible among the dif
ferent states , but the efficiency records
of the men will govern to a great ex
tent in their selection.
It appears from yesterday's orders
that the ten new regiments are to be
mainly recruited in New England and
the middle and central western states.
Kansas and Pennsylvania have appar
ently been selected as the best field for
recruits. It is said that no special
effort is to be made to secure recruits
in the southern states. This is due , it
is said , to the experience of the officers
who operated in that quarter for re
cruits for the ten volunteer regiments
just organized. The only places where
difficulty was expected in securing
men was in Georgia , Alabama and the
Carolinas and the gulf states and the
two northwestern Pacific states.
Yesterday's action will add 13,000 men
to the enlisted strength of the army
and increases the total strength of the
army to 95,045 men. The totaal num
ber of volunteers called into service
is 30,170 men , being 4,893 men short
of the total authorized volunteer es
tablishment of 35.000. It is stated at
the department that the number of
volunteers called into service is re
garded as amply sufficient to meet a
deficiency , and there is no possibility
that the remaining 4.S93 volunteers
will be called for.
SUDDEN" DEATH or COL LOHE.
Vntl-Dreyfasltcs Charge that Ho Was
Harassed to the Grave.
RENNES , Aug. 18. ( New Yorlc
World Cablegram. ) Lieutenant Colonel
nel Lohe , who has been in charge of
the mounted gendarmes doing duty
hbout the court-martial , died sudden
ly yesterday afternoon. The antl-
Dreyfusists openly charge the Drey-
hisists with being responsible for his
ileath. The local newspapers in their
accounts of it print in big headlines :
"Another victim of the Dreyfusites'
' It is rumored that Cclonel Lob ?
blew his brains out because of attacks
In the newspapers friendly to M. La-
bqri , since the shooting of the latter.
"Another story is that death was du
to heart disease. It is imnossible to
get at the truth. It must be said that
were It a case of suicide the authori
ties would forbid the news being given
to the press and wisely , too , as it
would be certain to dangerously in
tensify the fever of excitement among
* he townspeople.
Dewey's Travel Plans.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Aug. IS. In a
letter from Admiral Dewey to the sec
retary of the navy , dated at Naples ,
August 5 , the admiral gave his plans
as follows :
"I propose to remain In this port
about one week , then to proceed to
Leghorn for one week and then to
cither Genoa or Villefrance for about
the same period. It is then proposed
to proceed to Gibralter for coal , etc. ,
and to leave that port about the mid
dle of September. "
This contradicts the report that Ad
miral Dewey intends to go to London
before returning to the United States , i
TEN ADDITIONAL REGIMENTS.
An Order JHBUod Directing that They Bo
Inimodlattily Or ; inlred.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Aug. 18. An
order has been issued directing tha *
ten additional regiments infantry vol
unteers be organized for service m
the Philippines. The regiment wil1
bo numbered from 38 to 47. and will
be organized at the following named
places in the order named : Fort Snell-
ing , Fort Crook , Neb. ; Fort R"iley ,
Kas. ; Camp Meade , Pa. ; Fort Ethan
Allen , Vt. ; Fort Leavenworth , Kas. ;
Jefferson barracks , Mo. ; couth Framingham -
ingham , Mass.
The now regiments will be organized
under the general instructions issued
at the tine the first ten regiment ?
were called out. In the list of lieu
tenant colonels announced it is not
known whether Bernard A. or Charles
Byrne is Intended. Both are captains
in the Sixth infantry. General Otis
has been cabled for the full name , as
the officer was designated by him.
With the thirteen regiments already
called into service , the ten ordered
yesterday will make a total of 30,000
in round numbers of the 35,000 volun
_ The colonels of the new regiment3
are announced as follows-
Colonels Thirty-eighth , George t > .
Anderson , major Sixth cavalry :
Thirty-ninth , R. L. Bullard , captain
sub-department ; Fortieth , E. A. God
win , captain Eighth cavalry ; Forty-
first , T. C. Richmond , captain Seconl
artillery ; Forty-second , J. M. Thomp
son , major Twenty-fourth infantry :
First artillery ; Forty-fourth , E. J.
McCIernand , captain Second cavalry ;
Forty-fifth , J. H. Dorst , captain
Fourth cavalry ; Forty-Sixth , W. S.
Schuyler , captain Fifth cavalry ;
Forty-seventh , Walter Howe , captain
LABOR ! DOING VERY WELL.
The Wounded tawyer Is In Excellent
RENNES. Au ? ; . 18. It becam3
known during the day that M. Labor !
The doctors , after their examination
of the patient , 'declared that unless
complications occur he will be able
to be present in court at the beginninc ;
of next week or Wednesday at the
The wounded lawyer is in excelleiu
spirits , especially after ro..ding an ac
count of today's proceedings , of which
a verbatim stenographic report was
sent to him immediately after th.3
conclusion of the session.
The doctors intend to le.ive the bul
let where it is unless it induces fever.
M. Labor ! was able to leave his bed
for three hours today and even to wal c
thrice across his room. Tonight the
doctors think he will be able to b2
present at next Monday's session
Mme. Labori has received a number of
An Knormous Meat Demand.
CHICAGO , 111. , Aug. 18 The Record
says : Investigation at the stock yards
in regard to the recent advances in
the price of beef brought out the state
ment that never before in the history
of the American cattle market has
there been such a demand for all kinds
of meat as at the present time. The
demand for export cattle is enormous.
The statement is made that the
prices of all cattle will bo higher next
year than they are now , but that in
three years , when all the thousands of
feeders find their way into the market
there is likely to be a slump in the
price from 2 to 3 cents.
Many Strikers In Parade.
CLEVELAND , 0. , Aug. 18. Therh
was a parade of the street railway
strikers and their sympathizers last
night , and two or three thousand mea
turned out. As the procession was
disbanding cars on the Big Consoli
dated lines were jeered at. Then a few
stones were thrown by hoodlums with
out doing andamage. . The police
tried to arrest the stone throwers but
failed , and finally the crowd was dis
persed by a labor leader who made : i
speech in which he advised against
Relief Will Take Medical Supplies.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Aug. 18. The
hospital ship Relief , belonging to the
medical department of the army , will
sail for Manila about the 28th of this
month with a full load of medical sup
plies and twenty female nurses. The
hospital ship Missouri , which is now
being refitted in New York , will sail
about the end of this month via Suez
for Manila. It also will carry a big
cargo of medical supplies and a detach
ment of the hospital corps , numbering
Wyoming After a Special Train.
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Aug. 18.
Mayor Schnitger has appointed the fol
lowing committee to solicit funds in
Cheyenne toward defraying the ex
pense of furnishing the Wyoming vol
unteers with a special train from San
Francisco to Cheyenne : Captain J. F.
Jenkinsfi Captain M. C. Barkwell , D.
W. Gill , Stephen Bon , S. A. Bristol ,
E. S. Johnston and W. F. Daiber.
For First National EncainpirientT
WASHINGTON , Aug. 18. The first
national encampment of the Spanish-
American war volunteers will be held
in this city September 8 and 9 and yes
terday formal orders to that effect
were issued by Adjutant General
Calls on Iowa to Help.
DES MOINES , la. , Aug. 18. Gover
nor Shaw today issued a proclamation
calling upon the people of this state
to subscribe to the relief of the hurri
To Report on Bubonic Plague.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 18. Surgeon
Fairfax Irwin of the marine hospital
service , now in Europe , has been
srdered by Surgeon General Wyman to
proceed to Oporto and Lisbon and
make a report on the situation regard
ing the bubonic plague which has made
its appearance in Portugal. Assistant
Surgeon Reiser , at Naples , is watching
matters in that city. A large number
3f immigrants for the United States
usually depart from that place. There
is nothing new in the yellow fever
situation at the Hampton soldiers'
home. This is the only place now
luarantincd by the government
Filipinos Make Stubborn Besistanca to
Advance of Troops.
HEAVY VOLLEYS INTO OUR RANKS.
Ten Compaiilea of the Twelfth Infantry
Move Forward A Fierce Fight In
Which the Insurgent * us Uauul are
Worsted Their Loss About Two
MANILA , Aug. 17. The twelfth
Infantry left Calulet at sunrise yester
day and advanced up ilie railway.
Captain Evans' battalion deployed to
the right of the track tmd Captain
Woods' to the left. Two comoanics
remained on the track with the artil
lery. The insurgents were found well
intrenched in front of the town , the
trenches having been dug within a
few days and since the occupation of
Calulet. At a distance of 1,500 yards
the Filipinos opened fire.
Their force was estimated by Colonel
nel Smith at 1,500 , although the resi
dents afterward said it exceeded those
figures by 1,000. The enemy sent
heavy volleys against the whole
American line. Most of their shoot
ing , as usual , was high , but they con
centrated their heaviest lire down the
track on the artillery. Colonel Smith
kept the whole line moving rapidly
with frequent rushes. The insurgents
attempted to Hank Captain Evans
and , therefore , two companies were
sent to the right and urove them
Unable to stand our coitinuous vol
leys the Filipinos abandoned the
trenches and retreated through the
town northward. It appears that
they had only received their supply
of ammunition in the moining. Had
they been attacked sooner they could
have made little resistance.
The intense heat caused much suf
fering among the Americans.
A reporter of the Manila Times
who was accompanying Colonel
Smith , was shot in the h ad , probably
fatally. One American officer re
ceived a slight wound on the face
Lieutenant Rowland ot General
Wheaton's staff , who knew the coun
try thoroughly as the result of recon
noissances and who assisted in di
recting the movement , received a vol
ley while riding across a field close
to the trenches , but he escaped un
NEW YORK , Aug. 17. A Journal
dispatch from Manila says : The Filipinos
pines sustained a severe defeat before
Angeles. Ten companies of the
Twelfth infantry , with two cannons ,
attacked 2,500 insurgents , who were
intrenched near the town.
A fierce fight followed , in which the
Filipinos were worsted and driven
away in disorder. Their loss was 200
men. The Americans had two killed
and twelve wounded.
The Twelfth occupies Angeles and
is holding the town.
Gen. Otis sends the following ac
count of the engagement :
MacArthur's troops occupy country
from Candalia to a point near An
geles , thence toward Porac , taking
within his line Santa Aitta , Guagua ,
Bacolor. Colonel Smith with ten
companies of the Twelfth infantry
and two guns of the F st artillery
today attacked the enemy's intrench-
ments on the outskirts of Angeles ,
estimated at 2,500 , driving them north
and inflicting upon them reported
loss of 200 killed and w&unded. Our
loss two killed and twehe wounded.
On the llth inst. General Young's
troops , consisting of detnchments of
the Fourth cavalry , Twenty-first ,
Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth in
fantry , drove the insurgents north
east of Manila through Maraquina ,
San Mateo , into the mountains. Re
turning the following day a column
of insurgents , 500 strong , descended
to the road east of Baliuag for the
purpose of taking the railway. They
were driven by our Baliuag and
Quingua troops and routed yesterday.
This force is in full retreat north
ward , carrying a number of their offi
cers. Angeles will be permanently
occupied at once.
HAYWARD REGAINS STRENGTH.
Nebraska's Senator Appears to Be Mov
ing Toward Recovery.
BROWNVILLE , Neb. , Aug. 17.
Senator Hayward passed a good day.
He rested quietly , partaking of nour
ishment and his mind , as Dr. Whitten
remarks , is as clear as a bell. He suf-
'ere but little pain and is able to turn
limself in bed without assistance. An
effort was made to get him out of bed ,
jut upon arising he suffered excruciat-
.ng pain in the back and the attempt
was abandoned. Mr. Hayward keeps
m good spirits.
Mrs. Hayward remains constantly by
: he senator's bedside and his son ,
Major W. H. Hayward is with him as
much as possible. Dr. Whitten re
turned to Nebraska City and upon ar
riving there informed Major Hayward
that the case now has no resemblance
to apoplexy and he attributes the at
tack to convulsion caused by stomach
trouble , similar to that sometimes suf
fered by infants.
Dr. Gaither of Nemeha is caring for
the sick man during Dr. Whitten's ab
At 7:30 : o'clock last evening Sena
tor Hayward was very tired and was
suffering with a headache , but other
wise his condition was greatly im
To Help Win the American Cup.
LONDON , Aug. 17. As Emperor
William's yacht Meteor has finished
her racing season , Captain "Ben"
Parker , the skipper of that craft , and
eleven members of its crew have re
ceived permission from his majesty to
start for the United States immediately
In order to help sail the Shamrock in
the races for the America's cup.
2few President for Mlama University. " " "
HAMILTON , O. , Aug. 17. Rev. Dr.
Davis Stanton Tappan , pastor of the
First Presbyterian church at Ports
mouth , 0. , has been elected president
of Miami university.
IOWA DEMOCRATS IN CONVENTION
The Ticket Put Forth at DCS Molnco and
Governor Fred E. White , Keokuk
Lieutenant-Governor M. L. Bevis ,
Judge of Supreme Court A. Van
Wagenen , Woodbury County.
Railway Commissioner W. H. Calhoun -
houn , Marshall County.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
B. P. Hoist , Boone County.
DES MOINES , Aug. 17. The demo
cratic state convention yesterday nom
inated the above ticket.
The populist state convention also
ment and endorsed the above ticket.
All the nominees arc democrats ex
cept Calhoun , who was the populist
candidate. The Chicago platform was
endorsed in its entirety and the demo
cratic state committee was empowered
to fill any vacancies caused by death
Following is a text of the platform :
"We rejoice in the exalted sentiment
and motive that prompted the govern
ment of the United States to take up
arms in defense of the bitterly op
pressed people of Cuba , in the success
ful termination of the war with Spain
and in the patriotism and unsurpassed
bravery displayed by soldiers and sail
ors on land and sea. The war for the
liberation of the tyranny-cursed island
was worthy of the greatest republic
and the most civilized nation that flour
ished in the tides of time. But for the
same reason that we glory in the suc
cessful war against Spain we depre
cate the continued war against the
Filipinos. One war was for the eman
cipation of the people. The other was
for the subjugation of the people and
if the war against Spain was right ,
and it was , that against the natives
of the Philippines , who have commit
ted no offense , save to love liberty ,
and to be willing to fight and die for it ,
is wrong. The army authorized by
congress to conquer the natives of the
oriental islands is a repudiation of the
American doctrine of consent affirmed
in the Declaration of Independence and
in conflict with the principles which
George Washington and his fellow pa
triots of the revolution made sacri
fices to establish. We also condemn
the war against the Filipinos , believ
ing it may have been inspired by
Great Britain for the purpose of pro
ducing conditions that will force an
Anglo-American alliance , and not only
protest against the war and demand
the extension to the Filipinos of the
same assurance given to the Cubans ,
but we record our deep-seated an
tagonism to an alliance with Great
Britain or any other European power
and express our detestation of the at
tempt made in British interest to dis
rupt the friendly relations which have
uniformly existed between the United
States and Germany. We oppose con
quests of the Philippines because im
perialism means militarism , because
militarism means government by force
and because government by force
means the death of government by
consent , destruction of political and
industrial freedom and the oblitera
tion of equality of rights and the as
sociation of democratic institutions. "
"We view with alarm the multipli
cation of those combinations of capital ,
knows as trusts , that are concentrat
ing and monopolizing industry , crush-
out independent producers of limited
means , destroying competition , re
stricting oportunities for labor , arti
ficially limiting production and raising
prices and creating an industrial con
dition different from state socialism
only in the respect that under social
ism benefits of production would go
to all , while under the trust system
they go to increase the fortunes of the
individual. These trusts and combina
tions are the direct outgrowth of the
policy of the republican party , which
has not only favored these institu
tions , but has accepted their support
and solicited their contributions to aid
that party in retaining power. It has
placed the burden of taxation upon
those who labor and produce in the
times of peace and who fight our bat
tles in time of war , while the wealth
of the country is exempted from those
burdens. We condemn this policy and
is our solemn conviction that the
trusts must be destroyed or they will
destroy free government , and we de
mand that they be suppressed by the
repeal of the protective tariff and other
privileges conferring legislation re
sponsible for them. By the enactment
of such legislation the state and nation
will aid in their destruction. "
Nebraska's Quota Is Full.
LINCOLN , Aug. 17. In response tea
a dispatch from Secretary of Wai-
Root Governor Poynter tonight tele
graphed the War department a list of
nominations for commissioned officers
in the five provisional regiments which
are to be organized. Nebraska's allot
ment under the call is four officers ,
a major , one captain and two lieuten
ants. The list submitted by Governor
Poynter contains more names than the
call asks for , but it is thought that
the state's quota can be increased teat
at least six. While the governor re
fused to state whom he had recom
mended , it is understood that the list
includes Lieutenant Colonel Eager o
the First regiment , Major Tracy of the
Second and Lieutenant Colonel McClay
of the Third.
South Dakota In the Field.
CHICAGO , III. , Aug. 17. The Chicago
cage Mica Mining and Milling com
pany , backed by Chicago capital and
operating under the mining laws ot
Colorado , has entered the field here
tofore ocupied solely by the so-called
trust , by opening its mines in South
Dakota and perfecting plans for locat
ing a large factory in Chicago within
the next thirty days to cut and grind
its product for the trade. The com
pany's properties are at Custer , S. D.
Kngland Ready for War.
. LONDON , Aug. 17. The Transvaal
situation is unchanged , according to
all obtainable official information , but
the continued delay of the Boer
answer to Great Britain's demand for
a joint inquiry as to the effect upon
the outlanders of the proposed fran
chise reform measures makes matters
look more serious.
The War office has completed its
preparations for an emergency force
of CO.OOO men to be ready to leave
within a week.
FOE BOYS AND GIRLS.
SOME GOOD STORIES FOR OUR
A Seaside Fair , How the Boys Helped
The Show in the Old Sailboat A
KInBT at Thirteen The Story of Scarch-
llc' t In u Maze.
Teddy's Tutor ; Thoma * Tinkler.
Thomas Tinkler , Teddy's tutor ,
Tried to teach Ted tactfully ;
Trifling Teddy thought too tiresome
Tutor Tinkler's tendency.
Therefore Teddy , tempting trouble ,
Tried to thwart the tutor's tact ;
Turned to taking truant trudges ,
Till T. Tinckler Teddy tracked.
Tutor threatened , truant trembled.
Then to tardy tasks turned they.
Thanks to tutelary tyrant ,
Teddy's talents tell today.
Addio S. Colom in Harper's Round
A SraxldM Fair.
"Let's have our fair in the old sail
boat ! " said Genevieve.
"That's a queer place ! " exclalme (
Pauline , whom the other children call
ed "Polly Prim" because she was so
afraid of doing anything new or differ
ent. "A fair in a sailboat ! Nobod >
would come. "
"That's the very reason they would
come , " retorted Genevieve , who dearlj
liked to carry out new ideas. "They'd
come just to see what a fair in a boa
is like. "
"We couldn't have any booths in the
sailboat , " said Jessie.
"Have the sailboat for a booth
goosie ! You don't expect the people
that come to our fair are going to walk
over the side of that little boat and get
Into it , do you ? Why , the fair will been
on the beach right by the boat that is
If we can have the old boat , " answered
The three girls , boarding at a hotel
by the seashore , were planning a fair
for charity. They knew of a sweet lit
tle girl , child of a seamstress , who hail
been very sick , and couldn't seem to
get quite well because she needed the
bracing fee ? air.
"And here we are , well as can be , and
don't need sea air at all ! " declared
Pauline at their first meeting. "Things
seem awfully mixed up , don't they ? "
"We can share the sea air with that
little girl , anyhow , " said Genevieve.de-
cidedly , after which it was as good as
done , for she always carried out her
plans. At their first meeting they had
decided on a fair , instead of begging
from people at the hotels. And at the
second Genevieve proposed the o'ld sail
boat. She had noticed it the first day
she came to the shore , and thought
what a delightful playhouse it would
make. Everybody helped. One papa
hunted up the owner of the stranded
old boat that would never sail again
and lay deep in the sand on the shore.
In summer the children played in it ,
and in winter the winds played about
it. The old fisherman who once sailed
it was dead , but his son said of course
it might be used for a fair , and they
were welcome to put an awning over it ,
and do anything else they chose. Sea
a carpenter fastened up an awning ,
flags and bunting were put up , and Ja
panese lanterns hung. Then little no
tices flew about like white birds : "A
sea lunch and sale for charity , at the
old sailboat , Wednesday afternoon.
Please coiae and buy something. "
Wednesday afternoon was fine and
breezy. The flags flapped gaily , and
the lanterns threatened to lose their
hold and float away at times. The
boat looked very picturesque with Its
trimmings , Its piles of nice things to
eat , and pretty things to sell. The
mammas and all the young ladies had
helped a great deal , besides contribut
ing many fancy things to sell. The
three girls wore white sailor dresses ,
and fancy , lace-trimmed caps. They
had made believe some of the goodies
were sailor or sea food. There was a
great deal of raisin cake , a good kind
when you have to stand up and eat ,
and perhaps a smart breeze blowing.
The piles of this cake were labeled
"plum duff , " and sold well. Biscuit
sandwiches were marked "sea biscuit. "
"Clam chowder" consisted of shelled
peanuts , almonds and little candies ,
served in clam shells. Everybody want
ed some of that. Had the girls been
less busy , they might have seen strange
doings on the part of the boys. When
ever a group of people seemed about to
stroll back to the hotel or to leave the
fair for a walk along the beach , some
boy would dart toward them and hand
out a white card printed with these
words : "Rival show for same charity.
Sea curiosities exhibited in tent after
supper. Small show , small price. Ad
mission , one cent ( more will not be re
fused ) . " At last the seaside fair was
over , and the happy originators of it
were going home to the hotel with
their arms full of bundles and their
pockets full of silver. Then it was that
the boys of the hotel arose in a body
with their arms full of bundles , and
their pockets full of not coins , but
shells. As if by magic , a small tpnt
sprang up on the beach , and great was
the noise that could be heard inside
and all acound it. Genevieve , Pauline
and Jessie , busy getting rested and
eating supper , saw nothing of all this
till they found a card that some one
had dropped on the hall floor. "The
very idea ! " they said to each other ,
when they found out what was going
on. Then they hurried to the tent and
talked , crossly at first , to their broth
ers and play-fellows inside. "We
didn't want you girls to think you were
the only ones that could get up a :
show , " said one of the brothers. "We're
going to have an exhibition. It's a j
lovely night , going to bo full moon , ami
wo'vo got a hanging lamp In here , a
regular beauty ! " "Oh , do let us In !
We'll help ! " pleaded Gcnovieve. "No ,
indeed ! We do not need help , elthef ! "
shouted another brother from the tenti
sarcastically. "Well , wo made enough
to bring Maggie and her mother
down ! " cried Jesalo. "Wo don't need
your money ! " "She'll bo glad of a lit *
tie pocket money , anyhow. You girto
never thought of that , " retorted thn
boys. As this was true , the girls
walked off , beaten. People who wenl
to the tent found a really lovely little
collection of sea curiosities , in a placn
hung with fish net and lighted prettily
by the swinging silver lamp. It was
only two dollars and twenty-four cents
that the boys brought to the three girls
for little Maggie's pocket money , and
the girls jeered a little. "How did you
ever keep it a secret ? " they asked ,
teasingly. "Oh , we're not girls ! " re
plied the boys , almost with one voice.
Annie Willis MoCullough.
The Story of Searchlight.
On nearly every battleship there is a
mascot , and I am now going to tell
about the mascot on the Olympia , a
ship every boy and girl in the United
States is interested In. The Olympia's
mascot was a little boy not more than
14 years of age. His name I do not
know , but while engaged In war he
was called Searchlight by the sailors ,
for a reason I will explain. It was night
and the Olympia was out on the
ocean and it was very dark , so dark
that not an object could bo discerned
on the vast sea. Suddenly the crew
was startled by the sound of a shot.
One of the sailors turned the search
light with Its glare toward the direc
tion from which the noise came , and
discovered a gunboat not far from
them. An order was given for the
light to be turned out , as it was feared
that the gunboat was an enemy and
that its crew would see the Olympia.
The little mascot cried out , "Turn it
on again. " The sailor who heard the
order thought that It was given by an
officer , and he again threw the light
toward the other boat , and the brave
mascot yelled , "A Spanish gunboat ! "
and the crew looked and saw the boat
turned toward them with its big can
non , ready for action. It was but a
second , and the noble sailors were in
the midst of battle. Our American
boys won the victory. The Olympia
and its men were saved from an awful
fate by the little mascot , Searchlight.
While in Manila he died of fever. And
not only did the men of the Olympia
mourn his death , but also our bravo
and honored Admiral Dewey. Eleanor
A King at Thirteen.
One of the youngest rulers of the
world is Sumshere Jung , the young
king of Nepaul , which lies between
Thibet and India , and which contains
the highest mountain of the Himala
yas. This little king , who is only 13
years old , has some hundred thousand
warriors under his command , and as
they are wonderfully brave fighters ,
young Sumshere Jung has the respect
of all the neighboring tribes and gov
ernments , and even the English gov
ernment is very glad , indeed , to keep
on friendly terms with this little mon
arch. These people of Nepaul are a
very queer mixture of races , with the
Ghoorkas as the ruling tribe. The
only men that are respected in this
strange land are warriors , so every
boy is brought up with the one idea
that fighting is the only thing worth
living for. If anyone does
anything to displease this little king
he can order his head to be cut off at
once and it will be immediately done.
How would you like to have a boy for
a playmate who could have your head
cut off whenever you did anything he
did not like ? It is pretty safe to say
that he is never "it" in any game un
less he wants to be.
In a Maze.
More uncomfortable even than "a
cat in a strange garret" must be a cat
in a "crystal maze" a series of mir
rors so arranged that , once In , it is
hard to find one's way out. A strange
cat strayed into the maze at Jackson
ville , and had a bad time of it. Walk
ing around between the mirrors she
saw her own reflection on all sides.
She was not well pleased. Her tail
started to swell , and she rushed at the
nearest cat , which advanced to meet
tier at the same rate of speed. With a
shriek of defiance they met , and the
ill-tempered feline fell back from a
fearful bump against a mirror. Up
she jumped and looked around , only
to see an array of abused cats staring
it her. When she moved 125 others
moved also. With a howl of disgust
she turned and fled. Groups of cats
greeted here everywhere as she rushed
into mirrors and tried to climb the
slippery surface of the glass. In the
course of a few minutes the animal
ran through the exit of the crystal
maze as if shot from a catapult. With
two jumps she rushed to the street and
Jisappeared in one of the adjacent
iouses , a very badly "rattled" cat.
Unwilling Gypsy Kin ? .
The gypsies roam from the Atlantic
: o the Pacific , but they have a real king
md his name is Gus Stanley. He has
leen their ruler for a great many years
mt now he wants to let some one else
ae king. All of the gypsies in the
L'nited States , though , like him , and
; hink him as good a ruler as they
: ould get , and they will not let him
; ive it up. Every year they come
[ rom everywhere and meet all in one
jlace , but this year a great many of
; hem stayed away so they would not
lave to vote for a new king , and they
; ay that they will stay away until he
ays he will not ask to quit any more.
k > he must be king yet awhile , v/hethei
ic wishes to or not.
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