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SFCRT ON ISLAND OF SULU
Uncle Sam Owm It Now The Old
Sultan Seem to Have Been
Some Fancy In Hit Day.
Th common sport of the old sultan
of S'.ilu whs boar hunting, carried on
with, a find breed of native pontes. An
Fngl'.r.h traveler at one of these hunts
thus described the sultana, a typical
Bui u woman: "She wore full Turkish
trousers of blue silk richly embroid
ered, and a blue vest fitting very
tight and ornamented with gold but
tons, lace In front, utflng the universal
sarong an a covering for her shoul
ders; around her head a clear bud
kerchief was tied turban fashion;
white cotton stockings and a pair of
Chinese slippers completed her out
ward visibilities. Nearly all the Sulu
women wear a deal of yellow, which
contrasts vlvld'y wKU their luxuriant
black hair, and like the men they ride
well and also In the same style."
Capt. Edward L. King cf Bridge
water, In whose arms the famous Gen.
Henry Ware Lawton fell dying when
picked off by sharpshooter? at San
Mateo, the Philippines, December 19,
18S9, has recently been appointed
governor of the Sulu archipelago, the
most southern of Uncle Sara's terrl
Deer are plentiful on the Islands.
There Is an enormous day flying bat
which is said to present a moat weird
and supernatural appearance. There Is
no elephant or tiger hunting on these
Islands as on their near neighbors.
The two highest mountain peaks on
Sulu proper are still covered with
the primeval forest. The highest Is
known as Bu'aat TImantangis or "Hill
As a reason for this name the na
tives assign the fact that it Is the last
bit of their native land wliich is vis
ible when they go away on their
Men and women ride ponies, buffa
loes and even cows to the markets.
There are displayed for .sale sweet
potatoes, mangoeB, bananas, yams and
corn cobs, the universal receptaclo is
a neatly woven basket of cocoanut
leaves. Nuts for the betel chewera
are on sale together with little pack
ets of the leaves of the piper betel.
Birds of Montana.
"I can remember," said an old resi
dent of Miles city, "when there were
only a scattering few of rong birds in
this section of Montana. Today there
are American birds of every descrip
tion, the robin, the meadow lark, the
yellow hammer, blackbird, the wren,
the dove, catbird, kingfisher and In
fact every kind except the English
sparrow. There are more of these
birds every year.
"The English sparrows, so common
In eastern cities, have not as yet
gained a place in Montana, and taking
la consideration the trouble they
cause, they are not to be encouraged.
Of course there has always been the
cowblrd In this state, but the real
blackbird has only been coming in re
Indian Rule for Orators.
The untutored mind of the Indian or
the savage often appears strange to
us, but there is sometimes reason in
What at first sight seems eccentric.
A South African tribe has an ef
fectual method of dealing with bores
Vhich might be adopted by western
peoples. This Blmple tribe consider
long speeches injurious both to the
orator and his hearers, so to protect
both there is an unwritten law that
every public orator must stand on one
leg only when he is addressing en
audience. As soon as he has to place
the other leg on the ground his ora
tion Is brought to a close.
Tons of Water.
A grass plant will. In the course of
a hot day, exhale Us own weight of
water, and a young leaf of wheat or
rye exposed to the sun may even ex
hale Its own weight In an hour, Is a
surprising statement to be found In
the Agricultural Year Book. Experi
ments summarized by Storer indicate
that "more than 300 pounds of water
pass through a plant, and are trans
pired from Its leaves for every pound
o? dry matter fixed or assimilated by
the plant." In Wisconsin, King found
the mean amount of water used by
barley, tats, corn, clover, peas and
potatoes in producing a ton of dry
matter ranged from 270 tons for corn
to B76 tons for clover, "the average
for the six. crops being nearly 450
tons, or four acre-inches, for each ton
of dry matter."
"Jaggs prides himself on his con
sistency, doesn't he?"
"To such an extent that when he
went on a spree whUe he was la
mourning, he declares he saw only
Where Property la Going Up.
Prospective Tenant I like the
bouse, but I don't like that huge build
ing In front. It's such a dreary out.
Agent Oh, but that's only , a gun
powder factory. It might explode any
Oh, 8o Suspicious.
"Very suspicious man, they say." .
"Very. Bought a dictionary last
week, and now he's counting the
words to see If it contains at manjr
m the publishers claim,"
MRS. Harry Humphries has set out to prove that woman is the equal of
man in endurance by accompanying her huband on a pedestrian tour
of the world. They started from the New York city hall and propose to
cover 4S.000 miles, visiting nearly every country on the globe. Both are
of English birth, but are naturalized American citizens. Mrs. Humphries
used to be on the stage as Elsie Kelsey. Mr. Humphries served in the
Mustn't Do It, Even If About to
Officially In Chicago Osculation la
Forbidden at Marriage Office
Leads to Divorce Court and
Must Be Stopped.
Chicago. Kissing In public parks,
at bathing beaches and In darkened
theaters leads to the divorce court
and makes a mockery of love.
The kiss Is the symbol of sacred
love, a token of the tie that blnils man
to woman for life.
When a woman grants a man a kiss
It means that she has given her heart
of hearts Into his keeping for all time.
Talk all you please about spirit
kisses, friendship kisses and soul
kisses that Is Just something to call
If a man wants to kiss the woman
he Is going to marry, let him kiss her
at ber home and not In front of the
marriage license window.
Many suppose the reason people do
so much kissing before they are mar
ried Is that they know there will not
be a great deal of It afterward.
The kiss in the marriage bureau
Lewis C. Leguer has drawn the line
on kissing Id front of his window. A
big sign bearing the words "No Kiss
ing Here" appeared above the window
the other day. Two Chicago sweet
hearts, however, declared they did not
believe In signs and defied the order
"Kissing and cooing Is going to be
stopped in front of this window," said
Mr. Legner. "The great majority of
prospective brides and bridegrooms
are dignified and sedate. They seem
to prefer to cherish their love In si
lence, and although I frequently no
tice an exchange of loving glances as
they are handed their clearance pa
pers to matrimony, there is no other
"Some couples, however, seem to
forget everything when their eyes
fall on a license. I cannot explain It,
unless It Is the power of suggestion.
It Is not uncommon for a man to kiss
a girl as both look at their license.
"I do believe promiscuous kissing
ought to be stopped. Chicago seems
to have gone kissing mad.
"I was walking through Lincoln
park the other evening about sunset.
Scattered through the park on almost
AROUND THE WORLD
every bench was a pair of cooing
sweetheartB. I caught several of
them kissing, but they seemed to care
little about It. Many of them, I know,
will appear later at the marriage lic
"Kissing has Us place, but the pub
lic park, the bathing beach and the
marriage license window are not the
places for it
"The kiss la Bacred and should be
considered the symbol of love, the
token that binds man and woman to
gether for life.
"Silly girls and men who like to
flirt cause more trouble In the world
than all other forces combined.
"Promiscuous kissing .leads to the
divorce court. I do not believe In
sending people to prison for kissing,
but I do believe In sounding a warn
ing. That is why I decided to begin
here and draw the line even on the
Aeroplanes for Germany.
Berlin. Admiral Von Tlrpltz, Ger
man minister of marine, han decided
upon the purchase of a number of
aeroplanes for use In the navy. The
trial will take place off Kiel
White Stockings Rile Cat
Big Black Pussy Mistakes Young
Girl's Footwear for Feline En
emy She Tells Story.
New York. The color white has
been as a red flag to the big black
cat of Frank Bitz, ever since a large
white cat carno to live next door to
the Bitz butcher shop at No. 922 Co
lumbus avenue. But not all of the
customers of the butcher shop knew
this. Among them was cleven-ycar-old
Catherine Owen of No. 106 WeBt
"I didn't know anything about the
cats," said the girl, "and I went to
the butcher store for mamma wear
ing a pair of white stockings.
"I noticed that a big, white cat
went Into the shop with me. After
a little time I came out, I was stand
ing on the sidewalk when the white
cat ran out. Then the black cat ran
out, too, and the moment he saw my
white stockings he Jumped at me.
"He tried to put both his feet on
one of my stockings. One of hla feet
I mean paws sort of slipped and
Then be put his five finsers right
Germr.n Makes Many Jokes
About American Cooking.
Criticises Our Sweet Tooth and De
clares Our Rote Are Tasteless
Tells of Chickens s Big
New York Ernst von Wolgozeti,
who came to New York last winter to
study social conditions. Is a man cf
letters and In his own country ranks
higher In a llterr.ry sense than many
of hla countrymen who visit the Unit
ed States. It was to be expected,
therefore, that he would carry home
valuable Impressions of life here, but
he seems to have been Impressed
chiefly by the crudities of the cuisine.
To him American cooking is so gro
tesque and naive a gastromonlc sys
tem that bis ridicule of It lies in the
least serious fields of burlesque. As
a concltiBlon to all he observed here,
he thinks Americans want everything
so sweet that a frequent visit to the
dentist is Inevitable. From the cof
fee In the morning until the late sup
per he finds that Americans must
have their sweet tooth, satisfied or
they are unhappy.
It Is not easy to say In what kinds
of homes Heir von Wolgozen ctudled
life here, since he finds that the do
mestic service In the best houses la
so poor that It Is difficult to get the
dishes washed and the result of this
is the necessity of getting along with
one knife. This condition he says
makes It difficult to eat roast beef, as
the silver knives will not cut It and
thero are no houses la which both
kinds of knives are found.
He remarks that of all the roasts
served on New York tables, beef Is
alone possible to eat, since lamb
chops and veal cutlets are tasteless.
Perhaps the most astonishing state
ment he makes In reference to the
roasts Is that at a certain house he
received for dinner honey as a com
pote. Surely this is unique not only
in his experience, but in that of most
New Yorkers. Compote or 6tewed
fruits are seldom served In American
families, but are to be found on the
tables of Germans, so Herr von Wol
gozen must have had this experience
in the house of some of his com
patriots. "Game," he says In one place, "is
much more eaten In the United States
than It Is with us. Poultry grows to
the most improbable dimensions here,
havo seen chickens as tall as storks
and as fat as a poodle dog.
"The flesh of these abnormally
large beasts is, however, not tender,
and the limbs in particular acquire
nn entirely different character from
the flesh on the breasts. It turns
brown and succulent in the roasting,
while the white flesh remains dry and
It is evident that what Herr von
Wolgozen describes as a chicken must
have been a turkey. Some of his eth
er experiences at table were more
remarkable, but they probably hap
pened in a boarding house if they
happened anywhere. He says that
young chicken is even served with
sweet flour sauce, which he finds
very disagreeable, since even In the
finer bouses the servants will not
wash the dishes and it is necessary
to eat everything on the plate with
the chicken and the sweet sauce.
He says that In his boarding house
after soup a piece of fish was served
to him. About this plate from which
he was supposed to eat the fiBh were
lair many small dishes containing
vegetables, chicken and various com
binations of vegetables and meat. He
was compelled to eat these on the fish
plate and liked only potatoes, which,
baked In their skins, he found de
licious. He observes with the air of
an authority that all the fish from the
Atlantic ocean are so poor that only
the river and fresh-water fish are re
garded as worth eating."
"I do not think," he said, "that there
Is In the three kingdoms of nature
anything that Is not to be found in an
American salad. The groundwork of
this is composed of two or three large
green leaves. On these is poured oil
mixed with vinegar, and there arises
a more or less striking structure of
all impossible sours and sweets, salts
and bitters, toughs and tenders, liquid,
edible and inedible objects."
into my leg. The claws went In and
left marks. I was so frightened I fell
down and began to scream. A lot of
ladies in carriages you know, those
high-up ladies began to shout: 'Kill
the cat, kill the cat.'
"They didn't kill the cat, and I went
to our doctor's. While waiting there
a policeman came and took me to the
General Memorial hospital In One
Hundred and Sixth street The lady
there said I ought to go to the Pas
teur institute, but she's have a doctor
look at me. He washed the cuts and
then the policeman took me homo.
The policeman told me that those
ladies In the carriage had been
around to the station house and com
plained because he didn't kill the
Catherine's father took her to the
Pasteur Institute for treatment The
cat was still in the butcher shop. Its
owner maintained that It was perfect
ly normal, but the board of health
has been notified of the occurrence
by the police.
WAY TO SHIP GLASS BULBS
Englishmen Invent Receptacle for
Shipping Electric L!ult Globes
That Affords Protection.
Two Firgl'shmfrn have Invented a
box for shipping electric light bulbs
that gives ample protection to these
!ragllo articles, yet is of small size
nd easy to mall. A rectangular box
has a netting, open at one end and
fastened to tho box by the other end.
Bulb Swings In Netting.
Tho bulb Is inserted In the open end
of tho netting, which is then closed
by means of drawing strings nnd fast
ened in the box, so that tho glass is
suspended therein with room enough
on all sides to prevent contact. A
piece of cardboard, dotted to fold
over and inclose the wooden box, is
attached to the latter and forms an
added protection for tills. When tho
cardboard Is folded over and fastened
the package can bo sent "irough the
mails with snfety. Without some spe
cial device of this kind it would re
quire a bulky box filled with excel
sior to assure safe transportation of
one of these fragile globes.
CAREFUL OF 'PHONE TALK
Copenhagen Exchange Arranges
Gramophone to Record Unseemly
Language of Subscribers.
Exasperated telephone subscribers
who, unable to "get through" as
quickly as they would like, indulgB in
harsh language towards the girl
ilcrks, have been cleverly brought to
book by the telephone administration
At first it was found difficult to
Identify the offenders, so a gramo
phone apparatus was installed at the
:entral exchange. The moment a sub
icriber began to use unseemly lan
Kuage the girl would have It recorded
py the gramophone.
Some of tho worst offenders were
summoned to the directors' office,
and when they denied their hasty re
marks they were convicted by an ex
act repetition in their own voice on
'.he gramophone. Telephono manners
In Copenhagen have as a result great
ELECTRIC FAN ON BED POST
Adjustment May Be Changed In Mo
ment's Notice and General Cir
culation of Air Created.
An attachment for fastening an
electric fan to the corner post of the
footboard of any brass or iron bed Is
Bracket for Electric Fan.
ahown In this illustration. The four
prongs of the bracket are covered
with felt, and, as the bracket Is held
securely by a piece of cotton web
bing, no metal comes In contact with
the post of tho bed to mar its finish.
The adjustment may be changed at
a moment's notice by loosening the
thumb screw, and the fan may bo
directed to blow on the bed, over It,
or to create a general circulation of
air about the room.
Electricity In Japan.
In the extension of Japanese elec
tric light and electric railway plants
American companies have been get
ting big orders. German concerns cut
prices, but In most instances the
Records Power Consumption,
A recent type of electrical measur
ing Instrument records the power con
sumption correct to within one por
cent., regardless of temperature and
One hour by wireless from Oiace
Hay, C. H., to Dakar, on the coast of
French Western Africa Is the aston
ishing feat accomplished by a recont
NEW "FIRE DAMP" DETECTOR
Electrical Appliance Invented That
Sounds Alarm Gongs When Ex
plosive Element Is Reached.
"Fire damp," that old enemy of tho
miner which Sir Humphry Davy
overcame with his snfety lamp, has)
caused many disasters slneo the Davy
lamp was perfected, due largely to
the fact that miners failed to use the
screened torch. Iteccntly, according
to Popular Klectrlclty, two engineer
at Ncwrnstlo-nn-Tyne completed an,
electrical "lamp" which promises to.
make the old Davy lamp obsolete.
This electrical lamp Is not at all a
lamp. A "detector" applianeo is at
tached to trulllng wires, one of the
detector roils made of copper and the.
other of platinum. This platinum coll
has the freakish disposition to fib
sorb hydrogen a fire damp explosive
element and in tho nbsorptlon be
comes heated. The front of the de
tector bristles with wires of unlike
metals having freo ends. One of the
metal bristles Is of a nature to resist
the heat from the platinum coil, while
the other wires bend until the two
metals touch, closing the electric cir
cuit. At once danger gongs and red
lights flnsh up and warning Is given.
The great value of this device Is that
it will detect as little as two per cent
of hydrogen, a quantity which would
not be perceptible from the Davy,
NEW ELECTRIC ALARM CLOCK
May Be Set to Ring at Any Prede
termined Time Lamp Arranged
to Show Time at Night.
A new type of alarm clock Is
shown in the diagram. It is fitted
with an electric lamp so placed as.
to illuminate the dial. This lamp is
controlled by a push button on the
end of a cord, which may bo long
enough to extend to the bed, so that
the time may be ascertained without
getting up. At the right of the clock
is the usual alnrm bell which may be
Electric Alarm Clock.
set to go off at any predetermined
time. At the left is a bank for valu
ables which is so nrranged that if it
is tamicred with the alarm will ring.
Electric Railway Increase.
In 30 years the electric railway
mileage In Groat Britain has increased
from 300 to 2,r02 miles; the capital in
vested from $20,000,000 to $3150.000,
000; the number of passengers car
ried from 140.000,000 to 2,743,000,000,
and the net receipts from $1, 123,1)47 to.
Many Amateur Wireless Stations.
There are at GO amateur wirelea
telegraph stations In the vicinity or
San Joso, Cal., constructed and op
erated by boys. Messages aro sent
for comparatively long distances, and
have been received from as far away
as Honolulu and Alaska.
Telephone service In Denmark costs
about $5 a year.
The United States hus 87 telephones
for each 1,000 residents.
Japan now has 31 electric railways
with a trackage of 067 miles.
A semi automatic telephone system.
Is being tried out in Amsterdam.
Hartford, Conn., uses rnoro elec
tricity per capita than any other city.
A billion talks a year take place
over the telephones of New York city
The telegraph wires of the United
States would wrap around the world
Chicago is said to have more housei
wired for electricity than any other
clty In tho country.
The best rubber gloves for the us,
of electricians are tested to resist a
current of 10,000 volts.
The repair and removal of Instru
ments costs tho New York Telephone
company $0,000,000 a year.
An electrical transmission llnj in
Mexico, has a single span 1,600 feet li
length where la crosses tho Buvisu.
At the age of 64, Edison Is still
shortening his days by working so
hard that he forgets to go home tc
The telegraph and telephone wires
of the United States would inaintal
60 circuits between thu ou,-ia RIU
A new pocked tool cleans insulatior
from electric wires as It lu drawc
along them and will sepsrate wltucj
Injury two wires which may be twlai