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: SULU'S FOXY SULTAN J
A Savage Monarch Who Prefers the
Friendship to the Enmity of the
United States Autocrat of a Strange
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The sultan of Sulu a short time ngo
was about to declare war upon the Unit
ed States. Spain had evacuated all the
Philippines, but the sultan seemed to
have an objection to a protectorate under
Uncle Sam. Subsequently, however, the
savage monarch concluded that he would
rather have the friendship than the en
mity of the United States. The gunboat
Bennington took Professor Schurman to
the Sulu group, and the sight of Ameri
can guns probably had a pacifying effect.
Professor Schurman enjoyed an hour's
FCMALE GLADIATORS FIGHTING BEFORE THE
Sl'LTAN OF SULU.
conference with the sultnn of Sulu him
self, says the New York Ilerald, and he
informed the lrjnarch that the United
States had acquired the sovereignty of
the Philippines from Spain, but that this
country did not desire to bubjugate the
people of Sulu nor to interfere vv ith their
customs or religiou. On the contrary, the
greatest desire of the American govern
ment was to help the people of the is
lands to develop their country. The sul
tan replied that he earnestly desired
peace and was anxious to continue the
existing tteaties. The sultnn received our
commissioner in state, suriounded by a
bodyguard of fierce looking Moslem mo
ros. "We have had many creeds topresented
in the United States, but by our lecent
acquisition of the Philippines we have
fallen heir to quite a large aggregation of
Moslem subjects, and the Moslem relig
ion never has blended well with the
Christian, hence it is not to be wondered
should friction actually occur.
He is, called the "Stainless One," and
is chief of both church and state. He
lives in considerable style in a large
wooden palace in Maybun, his capital.
The sultan's palace is always lined with
an abundant display of luxurious plants
and shrubs, which dazzle the eye and
intoxicate the senses. He is a very much
married man. The Moslem law allows
him four wives whose legality is unques
tioned, and who, like Caesar's wife, are
above reproach, but he is also allowed an
unlimited amount of understudies. Con
sequently the sultan's harem is full of
lesser better halves who are ever on the
alert to win a smile from their liege lord.
How came it that the prophet extend
ed his sphere of influence over Sulu? It
is an interesting story, for in Sulu once
Mohammedans and Christians fought
that fierce battle of the creeds that del
uged half of Euiope with blood.
And this is the way that the followers
of the prophet came to inhabit the beau
tiful island of Sulu. At the time of the
Spanish conquest of the Philippines two
Borneo chiefs who were brothers quar
reled over their possessions, and one of
them, Paquin Tindig, fled to the island of
Sulu with his partisans and easily re
duced the native-; to his rule. Tindig be
came famous as' a warrior,' so that for
generations afterward the sultans of Su
lu boasted of their descent from him.
After the Spaniards had overcome the
Butuan chief on the north coast of Min
danao. Tindig acknowledged the suze
rainty of the Spanish king in exchange
for undisturbed possession of the realm
he had just founded.
Great as was Tindig, however, he was
overcome by his cousin, Adasaolan, who
had escaped from Borneo with him and
had taken possession of the neighboring
island of Basilan. Adasaolan married a
Mohammedan princess, a daughter of the
king of Mindanao and himself became a
follower of the prophet.
Adasaolan, fired with his new faith,
undertook to convert his cousin w ith the
sword, and attacked that worthy in Sulu,
was at first repulsed, but finally suc
ceeded in killing Tindig, who was cut
down when victory was practically his.
Adasaolan did not, however, gain his
cousin's territory, and Tindig was suc
ceeded by Rajah Bongso. Adasaolan con
tented himself with introducing the Mo
hammedan religion in Sulu and since then
the island has become the Mecca of the
Piracy became a very pocular means
of livelihood among the Sulus, and an al
liance between the potentales of Sulu
and Mindanao Milvf-qneutly gave the in
dustry a great stimulus. It began tu be
prosecuted with gioat vigor over the
whole Philippine archipelago.
Spanish attempts to crush the pirates
led to an implacable feud, whidi wrought
woe to the Spaniards for many genera
tions. The pirates swooped upon the Spanish
colony, bore captives into slaveiy. -acked
villages and became a terror to all settle
ments along the coasts. It was not nntil
1800 that Spain, with steam war vessels
was able to banish the pirates from the
waters of her colony.
The history of the bloody warfare b?
tween Spaniard and Sulu Moslem would
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fill a look. Until the formal recognition
of the Spnni-h soereignty by Encland
and Germany in 1877 the sultan of Sulu
ruled completely and independently over
his people and snapped his fingers at the
alleged Spanish protectorate. After that
time the sultan acknowledged the protec
torate, and was induced to accept his in
vestiture from the Spanish governor gen
eral of Manila and to take an oath of al
legiance to the king of Spain. As an in
ducement he was given the title of excel
lency and a pension of ?2,400 a year.
Professor Schurman found that gener
ally the subjects of the sultan were
awaiting the icsult of the war in Luzon
before positively declaring themselves or
committing themselves either in favor of
American rule or against it. They fear to
indorse American j-ule until they are cer
tain that Agninaldo will be beaten, but
they declared themselves generally as be
ing in favor of peace.
Strange Imnse of n Mnn Several
Joseph Jeanes of Chester, Pa., a man
past 70 years of age, whose integrity is
above reproach, is responsible for one of
the strnngest stoiies that ever came out
of the mysteries of n photographer's dark,
room, says the Philadelphia Times.
On his oath he states that while he
was developing a plate a few days ago
the ghostly outline of a man long dead
appeared upon the negative beside the
picture of the man he had photograph
ed, who. being a friend of the dead man,
recognized him immediately.
Mr. Jeanes has taken his affidavit to
the truth of the picture, and as he comes
from good Quaker stock it will be ac
cepted. This is how the ghost appeared in the
picture: A man who gave his name as
Burnes went to Jeanes establishment to
have a photograph taken. Burnes, who
is an athlete, had the pictuie taken in his
athletic togs. The use of the usual acids
HOW THE GHOST APPEARED ON THK NBGA1 IVE
failed to remove it from the plate, and
the exposure was made and the plate
was being developed when something
white appeared upon the negative mixed
in with the background. At a loss to
know what it was Mr. Jeanes threw the
A second exposure was made, and the
same mysterious shadow appeared uuon
The same shadow appeared like a fatal
stain upon the third exposure, but in a
less marked degree, and Jeanes decided
to print it. He told Burnes to call for
the finished pictuies in a few days.
Burnes called and when the pictures
were handed to him he looked at the first
one and exclaimed:
"Good heavens! How did that get
"I am as much at a loss to account for
it as you are," replied Jeanes. "My dark
loom is all right. My developer is" good.
That never happened to me before in nil
"It's my tiainer," shouted Burnes, still
feai fully agitated.
"Your trainer?" repeated Jeanes blank
ly. "And he has been dead four jours:"
cried Burnes, dropping the photograph in
dismay and retreating ton aid the door.
"Come in tomorrow and we'll try it
again to see if the same thing appeal-."
solicited the photographer.
"Not it I know myself." leplied Bmnes.
"Yon couldn't get me into that studio of
jours again with a team of mules."
He darted out of the door and down
the street as if an army of spiiits were
A Havrullnn Temple of Itefngre.
Kawalhae's one remaining point of
Interest is the ruins, back on the hill,
of a temple of refuge built by ICauie
hameha the Great. It is the very last
of the heiuus. where in the old days,
during strife, the peaceful sought and
obtained immunity from harm for
into the.-e temples a. man might not
pursue an enemy. This ruin indicates
a very substantial structure. In paral
lelogram form, about 220 feet Ions oy
100 wide. Entrance is gained through
a narrow passage between two high
walls, and the interior is laid off in
terraces and pued with smooth, fiat
stones. The wall up hill is 8 feefhiK'n,
and on the down hill side 20 leet lilgn.
and both aie 12 fiet thick at base.
Cuspar Whitney In Harper's Weekly.
TVie Doctor VIqu.
The Law Times tills -ome good sto
lies narrated by O'Connell, the gient
Irish banister. A pl'jiri.m win was n
witness askod the judge lo order him his
"On what plea?" th judge nsl;ivl
"On the plea of my having MifiVii-d
personal loss and iiioni.riuen.v. ' was
the leplj-. "I have been kept aiij 1'ur.n
my patients these the d:ij , m ! if I am
Kept away much longer how .!o I know
but they'll not get well?"
TXue Tlint Out !0 Cents Apiece and
-tell For ?--
"Most of the cheap oil paintings,"
said the picture .dealer, "are done by
Italians on the east side in New York.
They work in their living rooms, and
most of the paintings have several
half grown children as assistants. The
wholesale dealers have a number of
such artists on their books and agree
to take all they can do, the firm sup
plyiug the canvas, but not the paints.
Of course the pictures are done rapid
ly. "An expert will range sis or eight
canvases on a shelf that is used in
stead of an easel and generally has a
colored print tacked up above as copy.
Then he proceeds to rapidly block in
the subject. A favorite scene is a
mountain lake with a ruined temple in
the foreground. He will Indicate the
lake, the sky and the mountains with
out attempting anj details and pass on
to the next canvas. By the time he is
through with the last one the paint on
the first is dry, and he proceeds In the
same order with the trees, clouds and
temple. Meanwhile his helper is put
ting in all the small accessories, and
bj- the time daylight wanes the row
will be done. By this system of work
ing the artist does not have to be con
tinually changing his brushes, and he
loses no time in waiting on the drying
"We sell such a picture as he would
turn out at about $2, including frame,
the net cost of the canvas to the deal
er being in the neighborhood of 90
;ents. The workman gets 40 cents
Apiece for bis paintings, and most of
them average 2.50 a day year in and
year out. I know one man who makes
Just double that amount, but he has
two clever children. As yon may see,
some of the pictures are by no means
devoid of merit in spite of their slap
dash handling. In fact, a good many
of the 40 cent artists occupy their
leisure in doing artistic tilings which
they may or may not be able to sell.
The others bring in a steadj- income
and keep the pot boiling." New Or
TRUTH AND A TRUNK.
Look Out For UnRBnee if u Woman
Tell Von It Isn't Heavy.
1 know a woman who travels around
the country with a trunk as big as a
house. Protests of husband and friends
are of no avail, and it seems to me the
case is a perfectly proper one for the
Anticrueity society. When I mention
ed this to the Iadj with the trunk, she
said, "But they are only to look after
children and animals."
"Perhaps they can twist their con
stitution to get the baggageman under
the head of animals and prosecute
She did not appear at all discom
posed. The last time she went away
I groaned for the expressman. The
house was in an awful turmoil, and
the trunk whs on the third floor.
"It's not very heavy," I heard her
say. At the remark the expressman
immediately called his helper from
the wagon. "I always know what that
means," he said, with a knowing nod
to the maid. When be got up stairs,
lie could hardly lift one end. "Never
failed." he said. "When they say it's
light, it's dead sure to be heavy. They
don't mean it. but they can't tell the
truth about a trunk. I don't know
whether they think we don't know
about weight, or we'll charge them less
if they say it's light, or what, but we
always look out for the trunk that's
called light." Then he and his helper
tugged and pulled and jammed holes
in the wall as they went down stairs.
A DISGUSTED CROOK.
He Picked ITp n Mnn Abont Town Mir
Chicago possesses a man about town
who is constantly mistaken for what is
known as the "rube" by crooks and
sharps. Any one who knows him would
wonder how such an error could hap
pen, v--t it does. This rounder is a
good natuied man and hence the fel
lows who essay to play upon him rare
ly get into trouble. He is really a keen
hand, although loose and ill fitting
clothing lend an air of rusticity to his
appearance. This is accentuated by a
habitual manner indicatiug innocent-?
He was walking along one of the
busy strcetb when he was approached
by a shrewd looking individual who
desired to engage him in conversation,
lie coyly admitted that he was broke
at the time, when the uiau said "sh"
'and drew him to one side. Then the
pavement merchant displayed to the
wondering gaze of the rounder certain
stones called diamonds and besought
him to buy. He bespake him thus:
"Say, I'm a thief, see, and I pinched
these sparks. I want to sell 'em and
they go mighty cheap. This one is
worth a century and you git it for half.
1 like your looks and guess we can lix
up a trade."
"Will they fade in the wash?" asked
the man about town. "!f they won't I
might invest, but the last ones I got
from one of you blokes faded badly.
Now if these will stand soap and wa
ter, why I might put up a quarter for
The seir .confessed thief "backed
away" with a scared look on his face.
He glared at his man intently, all the
time edging away to create more dis
tance between them. "And I took him
for a rube," he muttered, as he slid
nronnd an adjacent corner. Chicago
IIhtc Von a 3Iatch?
A man whose feet do not track stop
ped us on the street the other day and
said: "The phenomenal good health of
smokers is not due to tobacco alone.
Smokers carry matches loose In their
pockets and It is the sulphur on the
matches that surrounds the body with
nu aura of protection. What smoke
and sulphur won't do In the way of
killing microbes is not worth mention
ing." We offer this for the benefit of
the old chronics who "can stop smok
ing any time they want to," but who
never bump up against the time when
they want to. Denver Road.
One on the Home.
"1 Uko these automobile delivery
"They don't gnaw our shade trees."
How the Utes Work Up Their
MEDICIXE 3IEXAX1) GHOST DAXCES.
Frantic Cxertlon Continued Until
tbe Pnrticiimnta Fnint Front Ei
hnustion Fancied Flights to I'n
A recent telegram in the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch contained the information
that several bands of Utes have gathered
together on the White River reservation
of the Yintah tribe and are now going
through the various forms and rituals
pi escribed by the medicine men for the
piopitiatiou of the "Great Spirit" pre
vious to going on the warpath.
When the pioper number of warriors
have assembled, the chief harangues
them and, fired by the spirit of the occa
sion, frequently rises to great flights of
oratory, producing great effect upon his
apparently- impassive hearers. Then there
are certain rites to be gone through with,
for, as in Freemasonry, not all are eligi
ble to take part in the great event.
Those who are fortunate enough to pos
sess sufficient buckskin, now a rare arti
cle, have made for themselves a "ghost
shirt," which if worn in the dance is sup
posed to ever after confer invulnerability
upon its wearer. Then, after the ground
has been consecrated, the dance is almost
ready to begin. The priests ordain seven
men and women as leaders by placing in
their hair a holy feather of eitheV the
crow, sacred bird, as is the snake of the
dance, or the eagle, sacred in all Indian
religion. The bodies of the dancers are
painted, not as commonly supposed, in a
nondescript manner, but with great at
tention to exactness and detail, each design-being
conceived in a trance vision by
the medicine men, whose artistic descrip
tions are thus pushed to the uttermost.
The colors are red, "yellow, green and
blue, these being supposed to be condu
cive to the spiritual as well as the phys
The dance begins either in the middle
of the afternoon or immediately after
sundown. When finally all is ready and
the thousand details have teached com-
liTK GHOST DANCE.
pletion, the people are summoned by cri
ers espeeiallj- selected for the duty, which
must be performed hi a certain manner.
Amid a dead silence the leaders walk
out' from the vast gathering and, facing
inward, join hands so as to form a small
circle. Then, without stirring n muscle,
they sing the opening song in a low,
Following this thej- laise their voices
and tepeat the same soug, this time
slowly circling around to the left, alwaj-s
moving that foot first, following it with
the light in a peculiar kind of shuffle.
The movement to the left is following
the couise of the sun. Gradually, as the
song proceeds, the eiicle becomes enlarg
ed. A noteworthy feature is the fact that
each time the leadr returns to his origi
nal position the chant is staited afresh,
first in an undertone, which becomes in
crescent with the moie rapid movement
of the dancers.
No drum, tattle or musical insti anient
of any kind is employed, and in this the
ghost dance differs from all other Indian
dances. As the dance proceeds the ex
citement becomes moie intense. The par
ticipants move as fast as they can, their
hands thrown from side to side, their
bodies swaying, and the weak and frail
are jerked again and again into position
nfter they have almost fallen. This is
continued until human nature can stand
no more, and one after the other they
break from the ring to stagger away and
swoon from the terrible exhaustion. Not
the slightest notiee is taken of these until
but few, very few, rcmaii in the circle,
and when it has become too small to go
on these, supposedly the flower of the
tribe, go into trances, natural or produc
ed by the hjpnotic influence of thu
nicdiuue man. I'pon recovery they again
lesunie the dance, after i elating the won-
uertul nights of their astral bodies into
the realms of the unknown.
After the effects of the dance wear
away the braves, purified in body and
soul, believe themselves, as did the cru
saders of the olden times, divinely com
missioned to sweep their enemies before
II o Natural.
One of the surest ways to be awk
ward "In company" is to try to act dif
ferently from one's accustomed man
ner. If one's everydaj- manner is not
good enough for company, then it
should bo changed, but the most de
lightful company manner is the nat
ural manner when it is natural to be
charming. One of the charms of an
agreeable manner is to neeni to be un
affected. Another is to listen appre
ciatively when others speak. The Gen
tlewoman. The clock at the houses of parlia
ment is the largest in the world. The
dials are ",2 feet in diameter. The pen
dulum is 15 feet long. The hour bell
Is S fet high and 9 feet In diameter
and weight- nearly 10 tons. The ham
mer alouu weighs more than 400
"What au Intelligent looking dog
that Is of young Appleby's."
"Yes. It's funny young Appleby
doesn't boo tho contrast." Cleveland
HOLY CARPET STOLEN.
A Shock to the Faithful Follow
ers of Mohammed.
ARABS ATTACK MECCA PILCMMS.
IliHtory and Siifnillcnnce of tlie Mnh
mnl Cnravnn Cnmel Sheik and Fn
tlier of C'nt Relics of Ancient
Only those who have spent a portion
of their lives in Egypt can realize the
consternation which will have been caus
ed throughout the land of the Nile by
the news that the mahmal caravan has
been attacked by the Arabs on its way
to Mecca and that the desert bandits,
after killing a number of Egyptian troops
acting as escort to the pilgrimage, led otf
into captivitj- the pasha in command of
mahmal, and, besides plundering the pil-
Father or cats in the'sacred processios.
grims of all the valnables they possessed,
secured possession of the large sums of
money sent as offerings to the tomb of
the prophet by the khedive. by the mem
bers of his family and by the Egyptian
government. Worst of all, they carried
off the sacred carpet. The latter is not,
as is generally supposed, an ancient relic
dating from the time of the founders of
the Mohammedan religion, but is a huge
rug or piece of tapestry of modern man
ufacture. Indeed, a new one is made
each year for dispatch to Mecca as an
offering from the Egyptian ruler and his
people. From the time of its arrival at
Mecca it is hung against the Caaba, or
most sacrpd sanctuary of the mosque in
which Mohammed lies buried.
The fact that this holy carpet, or Kis
weh, as it is called, should have failed to
reach the principal shrine of the Mo
hammedan faith will be legarded by the
followers of the prophet throughout
Egypt as an indication that Allah and
the founder of their religion are angered
against them and refuse to receive their
annual tribute and that in consequence
some gicat national misfoitune or cata
clysm is imminent as an indication of di
vine wrath. It will readily be under
stood to what purpose this superstitious
belief will be put by the Turkish and na
tionalist Egyptian agitators in inflaming
the more fanatic element of the Egyp
tian people against the English and
against the Christians in general in the
hope of provoking another anti-European
insurrection analogous to that of Arabi
Pasha in 1SS2.
Strictly speaking, the word "mahmal"
means litter, and the annual official pil
grimage from Caiio to Mecca is thus
styled from the fact that it was inaugu
rated by the Sultana Schargaret-ed-Durr
(the pearl tree), who is the only woman
who ever ruled over Egypt.
The pasha in charge of the caravan,
who bears the title of "prince of the pil
grimage," rides, like the sultana, in a lit
ter swung between two camels harnessed
one in front of the other. Behind him
come the imans, or professors of theolo
gy, at the great El Hazr university, at
Cairo, which is the headquarters of Mo
hammedan orthodoxy, occupying much
the same relation toward the latter that
Oxford university does to the Church of
England and the Vatican to Homan
Catholicism. Dervishes of various orders
follow, and finally comes the old fashion
ed empty mahmal or litter, which every
one tries to touch or to kiss.
Immediately behind the mahmal, on a
camel, tides a half naked man of con
siderable age. his matted hair giving him
a sort of wild appearance. He bears the
title of the camel shpik and perfoinis
the entile pilgrimage in this unpiesent
able costume, while, closing the proces
sion, comes the so called sheik or fa
ther of cats. The latter may be said to
constitute a relic of the ancient worship
of the cat headed goddess Sekhet, or
Bast, of the time of the pharaohs, the
shrine of this form of worship being
situated in the now ruined eitj- of Bu
bastis. Although there is nothing in the
Koran about cats, jet the latter temain
an object of veneration to the people of
Egj'pt. T'ntil a few decades ago each
caravan of pilgrims to Mecca was ac
companied by an old woman, who carried
with her on her camel in baskets several
dozen eats and kittens and who was
known as the mother of eats. Nowadaj-s
her place is taken by the father of cats,
and nothing is more strange than to see
the old sheik, who is invariably halt
nude, perched on his camel with all his
cats about him on the way to the holy
I'ald IS Cents to Hug His Wife.
The maddest man in. Platte county
lives at Humphreys. He attended a
social, and during the evening the
ladies Inaugurated a hugging bee, the
proceeds to go to the Sunday school.
Prices were graded according to the
person hugged. For Instance, for hug
ging a young, inexperienced girl the
bidder had to give up ten cents, mar
ried women brought l.'i cents and
widows a quarter. Well, the man was
blindfolded and. giving up l. cents,
lie said he would take a married
woman. After lie had hugged 15 cents'
worth the bandage was removed from
his ojvs.niid. lo and behold. he hud been
hugging his own wife! Then he kicked
n ml waiiicd bis 15 cents back. Colum
bus (Neb.) Times.
An Infirnnnl i'nn'tnn.
"Did you ever take part in an informal
dance?" iiupiiicd the man In the mackin
tosh. "Ome," replied the man with the cin
namon bciiid. "in Leadville, about 20
yeais ago, at the leanest of Wildcat Bill,
who was playfully shooting at my feet."
GOLD TEETH NOT ALL GOLD.
Often Are Removable Shells, Worn
to Make a Show.
"I'd hate to paj' that woman's dentist
bills," said a business man to a friend
on a South Side L train the other day.
Across the aisle from the men was a
tvonian who showed enough gold every
time she opened her mouth to make a
man want to leave home and try his
fortunes in the Klondike. Two of her
upper teeth had been replaced by
pieces of burnished metal, and one of
her lower teeth also had a 22 carat
sheen about it. Her companion had
only one gold tooth, but she kept it
doing the work of three by a constant
"That's another case of the old adage,
All that glitters is not gold,' " said the
business man's friend. "One of the
dental novelties makes gold teeth pos
sible to anj- oue at a small cost and
without even sacrificing a healthy in
cisor to make room for the metal. For
a quarter you can get a shell that can
be stuck over any front tooth, and with
an excuse to smile you can present a
regular gold mine to the astonished
"Actresses first affected the gold
tooth, and then the Yankee man got
an idea. In a short time there was an
epidemic of gold teeth. The novelty
man came out with his plated shells
and sold them like hot cakes. No one
but the dentist has any kick against
the imitation gold tooth, and as a daz
zler it Is hard to beat. That woman's
teeth may be the real stuff, but I be
lieve she can slip them off when she
wants to and get them plated when
they get tarnished." Chicago Inter
ne Wan n little Bit Close.
"The meanest man I ever knew,"
said tho short passenger, "was a fellow
who got a football and painted It to
look like a watermelon. Then during
the summer months he kept it conspic
uously displayed in his back yard and
amused himself setting a savage bull
dog on hungry people who happened to
take a fancy to the bogus melon."
"ne certainly had his mean points,"
said the tall passenger, "but I know a
fellow who could give him a discount
and then beat him at his own game.
I was in a restaurant once where this
fellow was getting his dinner. After
he had finished he called the waiter
who had served him and asked:
" 'How much do you get for a tip as
"The waiter's eyes sparkled. He rub
bed Ills hands together and replied:
" 'Well, sah, we glnally gits at least a
qu.it.-ih, but sometimes nice, genteel,
prosperous lookin gemmans like yon
gives us 50 cents.'
"Then what did this fellow do but
put on his hat and say:
" 'Thanks. I merely wanted to know
hoft- much I was golug to be ahead by
not giving you anything.' "Chicago
A DESPERATE RIDE.
He iirnveil tlie Sturm of Ilclleta and
Saved Hie Ilejflmeiit. '
"That is oue of the bravest men 1
ever knew," said General Uoecraus.
pointing out his inspector general, Ar
thur C. Ducat. "1 saw him coolly face
almost certain ils-uth to perform a
duty. Three ou the same duty .had
fallen belore his eyes, and he had to
run the gantlet of a thousand mus
kets, but he did it."
The words were spoken to James It.
Gilmore while on a visit to "Old
Rosoy's" army at Murfreesboro. who
records them in his "Personal Recol
lections." General Kosecraus referred to Du
cat's behavior at the battle of Iuka.
The inspector general had observed
that a regiment of General Stanley's
division was about to be overwhelmed
by a much larger force of the eneury.
"Hide on and warn Stanley at once."
said Uosecraus as Ducat reported the
danger. An acre on fire and swept
with bullets lay between him and the
menaced regiment. Ducat glanced at
it and said:
"General, I have a wife and chil
dren." "You knew that when yon came
heie." answered Itosecrans coolly.
"I'll go. sir," said Ducat, moving his
"Stay a moment. We must make
sure of this." said the general, begin
ning to write dispatches, the paper
resting on the pommel of his saddle.
He wrote three: pave one to eacli of
three orderlies and sent theiu off at in
tervals of about (H) yards over tbe bul
let swept field. Then he looked nt
Ducat, who had seen every one of the
orderlies fall lifeless or desparately
wounded. Without a word he plunged
into the fire, ran the gantlet in safe
ty, got to Stanley and saved the regi
ment, but Ills clothes were torn by
minie balls, and his horse received a
POETRY WHICH BURNED.
Tlie SncccHsfnl Scheme of n Rhyme
ster to Make Money.
A very wealthy, sedate and enter
prising manufacturer In Pennsylvania
lias a brother who is trifling, dissipat
ed and of course a spendthrift. But
the fellow now and then displaj's re
markable ingenuity in "making a
raise." All ids life ho has Indulged,
among other bad habits, that of writ-'
lug execrable verse, much of which,
however, ho has managed to get
Lately he conceived the monstrous
Idea of having all his stuff printed in
a book and with the aid of an unscru
pulous priuter succeeded in bringing
out the "work" in quite handsome
shape. But In the most affectionate
terms he "dedicated" the book to his
wealthy brother, who regards his near
and dissolute kinsman's "poetry" as
really the most reprehensible thing
that the Incorrigible fellow does.
But the rhymester and his "black art"
accomplice knew their business. They
printed a large edition of tho book and
sent a copj- to the wealthy man, who
Immediately purchased the entire edi
tion and the plates and made "words
that burn" of the "poems" by means of
a bonfire. Ho also sent to his cruel
brother and Induced him to nccept n
salary to do nothing but throttlo his
The wicked printer obtained capital
enough to go to Chicago and carry on
a reputable printing establishment,
anil the bail brother is enrnlng moro
money bj- keeping his verso fiend si
lent than better poets do by keeping
their muses constantly at work. Wo
man's Home ComDanion.
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RED BIRD'S REVENGE :
How a Quarter Breed Indian Maiden
Killed Her Faithless White Lover Five
Gallons of Ice Water Poured Drop by
Drop Upon the Victim's Bare Head.
Ilattie Id Bird, a quarter breed Cher
okee Indian giil. has Icon arrested and
placed in jail at Tahlequah, I. T., charg
ed with a ciime most brutal and singular.
She fastened her sweetheart, a white
man named .Toe Ityau. in a small closet
just large enough to hold him, then
through a hole in the ceiling above she
poured ice water on his bare head until
It was will; delight, she confesses, that
she poured the ice water through the
apeiture and saw and heard her lover
dying inch by inch. The officers who
HOW HATTIK KEI BIRD KILLED HEB WHITE
have her in charge say she has the most
fiendish nature of any one they ever ar
rested. Her brutality is even greater
than any of the outlaws' who have roam
ed in her vicinity.
Ilattie Red Bird is a pretty girl, with
just enough Indian blood in her veins to
make ber treacheious. She has black
eyes and hair, a fair complexion and
pretty form. Having attended the Car
lisle Indian school for a number of years
she was well educated when she re
turned to the Cherokee country last sum
mer. Joe Ryan was a joung merchant of
Tahlequah. one of the few white traders
of that place. He met Ilattie Red Bird
at a icception one night and became her
slave. The two seemed to love each oth
er desperately, so the neighbors say, who
watched tlie progress of events.
All went well until Joe Ityaa met an
other Indian uiaiileu whose beautj- at
tracted him moif. Then he began to
forget Mi--s Red Bird.
The Red Biids are quite prominent
Indians around Tahlequah. They have
a beautiful home near tii outskirts of
the town. Iiast week all the family
went u way on a vf-it except Ilattie.
She remained behind to enjoy a needed
ret. she said.
That night, however, she sent n note
to Joe Ryan, asking him to call on her.
"It is the hist time I will ever ask a
favor of you," she wrote, "so please
come early. I have so many important
things to say to you."
Joe's heart was not so hardened an
to resist the appeal of hi old love, so ha
went out to his death, but he did not
know. What followed is told by the
gill herself in a signed confession to
"Joe came, and we talked of every-dnj-
events lor awhile. Then I-asked
him whv- he hud commenced going with
Bertie Sanders. He gave me a short
answer and said it was none of my busi
ness. That irade me mad, and I was
tempted to shoot him dead then mid
there. But I did not forget my first pur
poseto torture him tu death. So I
smiled sweetly rind passed it otf. 1 told
him that I bad Miother follow, nml we'd
just let things pa. lie seemed pleased
and slid that would lie bc-t.
"Then I brought out the wine which
I hud dniggld and asked him to drink
with me and forget. I wns surprised he
did not suspect something then, as he
was always so quick to catch on, but he
did not and drank the wine right down.
"In a few minutes the drags had done
their work, and he fell asleep. I tied
his hands and shoved him into the
When Ryan was pushed into the closet
and the door locked, he was wedged in
tight and had no room to move, not even
to turn around. He tried to do this when
being tortnred, and his broken ribs show
for it. Miss Red Bird continues her nar
rative. "After I had locked him in I went np
stairs and took off the trapdoor I had
This trapdoor opened into her bedroom
from the closet and was the same size as
the interior of the closet. Underneath
her then appeared the head of her white
lover. The light hair on Ryan's head was
very thin, which served doubly her pur
pose. "Then I carried np a tub of ice water
and, bringing a high stepladder. com
menced my work. I dropped the water
out of a pitcher for 14 hours nearly, and
I1 the while he begged me to stop.
Whenever he would move his head to one
side, I would change the position of my
hand, so that I neved mised a drop dur
ing the whole time. Suddenly he became
qniet, after I had dropped nearly all tbe
water in the tub, which was kept ice cold
by a large piece of ice. I commenced on
Monday night about 10 o'clock, and
tbout noon next day he was dead. I am
rlad to say his last words were a prayer
for my forgiveness."
REAL LIVE SEA SERPENT.
An Ocean Monster of Great Size and
There is an ugly animal in the New
York public aquarium that comes as
near to the general conception of a sea
serpent as anything man ha3 ever cap
tured. This monster was captured in
Bermuda waters and brought to New
York by Professor Charles L. Bristol of
the New York university and six stu
dents, who went to the tropics with
him to studj- the habits of the finny
tribe there. He is called. scientificaUy,
a green moray, but among the ne
gro fishermen of the tropics he is
known as the "devil's terror." Sev
en feet long and two feet in circum
ference at the thickest point are the
slimy animal's dimensions. His head is
shaped like a serpent's and is so diaboli
cal as to suggest the typical witch's
head. The snout is sharp and the jaws
GRKEX MORAT OR "DEVIL'S TERROR."
narrow, with beadlike eyes set well down
toward the point of the snout. Th
teeth, of which there are many on both
tho lower and the tipper jaw, are like
ivory needles and slant backward like
the fangs of a snake.
A broad dorsal fin extends the entire
length of the beast, giving it great
strength and marvelous speed in the wa
ter. In swimming a few feet of the body
usually squirms along just above the
surface of the water, the head occasion
ally darting out, for all the world like a
The southern natives shun it. No
amount of money will induce them to
capture a "devil's terror." Their super
stitions attach all sorts of evils to him.
Thej- sny his bite is fatal, but science
has not jet determined that.
Tor three years Professor Bristol tried
to capture one of these animals. Finally
he was successful. This is the only
specimen ever brought to this conntrj
and it is among the largest of the kind.
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