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mitted suicide in taking this incon
sistent stand on the rule. He never
before objected to what he now con
siders a gag.
The situation was tensely dra
matic when SpeakjecjClark. ascended
iiie rosirum iu can, me riouse 10 or
der. His supporters cheered vocifer
ously. The Wilsonites were ominous
ly silent. The speaker ordered the
galleries to remain quiet, .as extreme
order was necessary in such a grave
HE BLED FOR HIS COUNTRY YET
HE IS DENIED PENSION
C. E. Whitmore, Champion Bugler
of the World.
San Diego, Cal. Champio:: bugler
of the world!
This is the title r" sv C. E.
Whitmore of this city, .'- of
30 years' service in the U. S. army
He is the only man who ever served
for any length of time in the U. S.
service after having lost two feet.
His right foot was amputated after
an accident during target, practice at
Galveston, Tex., before the Spanish
When the war broke out, Whit
more, the missing portion of his limb
replaced with a wooden substitute,
applied for a position as military mes
senger and was accepted.
He tells of carrying a message to
Gen. Garcia, after the American
troops had lander at Siboney:
"I was acting-as mounted messen
ger for Gen. C. F. Humphreys," he
said, "when, with two others, I was
given messages to carry to Garcia. It
looked like certain death. Price and
Mills, who started with me, were both
shot from their saddles. I kept to the
brush and finally made Garcia's lines
and delivered the message. I was
slightly wounded in the arm and on
the way back my horse was killed.
The most serious damage, however,
was done to my wooden foot. It was
entirely shot away and I had to limp
Into tne nem nospitai witn tneumo or
a thre'e-for a crutch. ,
- " 'What you want is a whe.elwright,
not a surgeon, said Gen.. Leonard
"Wood, who was in command."
In spite of the fact that he lost a
leg in the service, Whitmore has been
denied a pension by the government
he served so faithfully.
Lord Sherbrooke once saw a deaf
member of parliament trying his best
to catch with his ear trumpet the
words of an extremely dull speech.
"Just look at that foolish man."
said he, "throwing away his natural
advantages." London Opinion.
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Success .is a cocktail composed of
our own strength arid other people's