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THE ROCK .ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1910.
Kingdomless Monarch, Famed
In Song, Story and Comic
Opera, Coming Here.
RAJA MUD A AMIBUIj KIRAM,
who on succeeding to the sul
tanate of Sulu sixteen , years
ago assumed the name of Sul
tan Jamalul Klram II., is one of the
plctnresque figures In the far east and
In many respect one of the most pa
thetic. He was the subject of George
Ada's comic opera of the same name.
The sultan has begun a long contem
plated globe girdling trip, during which
he will visit Europe and the United
States. He is a little man and knows
practically nothing of the great west
ern civilization that he is to visit. He
will be the first Sulu sultan who has
ever set foot on territory west of Mec
ca. Planned Visit Before.
Four years ago, when Colonel Hngh
Xj. Scott, then the American governor
of Sara, was relieved of that duty by
the war department and ordered home
to become the superintendent of the
United States Military academy at
West Point, Jamalul Klram II. begged
Um to permit him to accompany him
the great country from which "my
tether," as he affectionately called the
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FAMOUS SURTAX OF SULU, MONARCH WITHOUT A KINGDOM.
WHO HAS LEFT HIS NATIVE ISLES TO SEE WONDERS OF
EUROPE AND AMERICA.
tolonel, had come. Colonel Scott, who
oaa a sincere affection and sympathy
for these people of an alien race, told
the sultan to defer his visit to a later
"The sultan of Sulu." said Captain
Scott, "is a little fellow about five and
t half feet tall, weighs about 150
pounds, has a small mustache and
when dressed for a state occasion
wears a gorgeous uniform that cost
him $1,800, gold, In Singapore, and on
which he was assessed $500 duty when
he brought it back to Jolo. It seemed
pretty hard to charge Mni $300 duty
to get his new uniform into his own
country, and so I communicated with
General Luke E. Wright, then the gov
ernor general, and recommended the
refunding of the duty, and the sultan
got his money back. He will surely
wear that uniform when he comes to
Nominally Eule s Archipelago.
"The sultan's country consists of 182
small islands, which form a continuous
chain of islands. Islets and coral reefs,
connecting the peninsula of Zamboan
ga with the northeastern extremity of
Borneo and separating the Sulu from
the Celebes sea.
"His highness, as Jamalul Kiram II.
likes to be called, came to the throne
of Sulu In 1894 and until the Ameri
can occupation of the Islands was a
power In the archipelago. Now, how
ever, practically the only authority he
has left is as the head of the Moham
medan religion, of which about all of
bis former subjects are followers.
"His home at the present time is at
Maibun, a small town about fifteen
miles distant from Jolo, the capital,
where he is permitted to exercise au
thority as the village presiilente, which
In America is the same thing as
mayor. Thfs Is practically the only
civil authority he has left.
"The story that the sultan offered his
hand in marriage to Miss Alice Roose
velt, now Mrs. Longworth. on the oc
casion of the visit of the Taft party to
Jolo is not true. The sultan and sev
eral others pf the high Moros asked to
be presented to Miss Roosevelt, They
looked upon her as a princess because
Far Dnakesaess, Op Hot,
ymthet Drug Utinf ,
the To Wc Habit
To Visit Old Friend, President
Taft, In Regal Uniform
i That Cost $1,800.
she was the daughter of the president
of the United States.
. "The presentation took place In the
ballroom of the Officers' club at Jolo,
and the sultan was seated alongside
his mortal enemy, Datto Jokonain, a
Moro chief with whom he had former
ly been at war.
Eival Rulers Give Pearls.
"When Miss Roosevelt was present
ed to the sultan he bowed profoundly
and said a few courteous words. Then
Miss Roosevelt was presented to Dat
to Jokonain, who promptly fished down
into his pocket and brought forth a
beautiful pearl, which he gave to Miss
Roosevelt. This act on the part of
Jokonain completely upset the sultan,
for the latter had not brought any
present. Then he happened to look
down at his hands and saw on one of
his fingers a splendid pearl ring. Quick
as a flash he took the ring off, and,
bowing profoundly, he presented It to
Miss Roosevelt with the compliments
of the sultan of Sulu.
"That is the whole story out of
which grew the untruthful one about
the offer of marriage. The sultan never
had any such Intentions.
"The sultan had forty or fifty slaves
when we got to Jolo. President Mc
Kinley ordered them liberated, and
we made him obey. The sultan's fa
vorite recreation Is horseback riding."
Manila Amazed Him.
Colonel Scott told of the sultan's first
visit to Manila, he being the first sul
tan to visit that city since the Brit
ish occupation in 1702. Colonel Scott
wanted the sultan to go to Manila
with him so that among other things
he could see first band the American
troops, the guns, the warships and
other things that would tend to Im
press upon him the uselessness of op
position to American control of the is
lands. "When we got to Manila," said he,
"I showed him everything there was
to see. One place that interested him
greatly was the government printing
office. He saw there a typesetting
machine for the first time. He watch
ed the printer as he made the type,
and when he saw the letters printed
on paper he turned to me and said.
That thing is run by a spirit.'
"I wanted to show him something
that would Impress him even more, so
I took him to the General hospital at
Manila and told him I was going to let
him look into 'a box and see the bones
in your own hand.'
44 'That is entirely impossible, replied
the sultan, 'for look now and yon see
there are no bones visible at all.' He
took a peek Into the X rajf machine
and he saw the bones in his own hand,
and he never forgot it."
Given Ivory Cane.
At Manila the Philippine commission
gave Colonel Scott money to buy a
present for the sultan. Colonel Scott
decided to buy him a walking cane
and found one made of ivory with a
big gold head on it.
The sultan now lives on a farm near
Maibun, where he raises sweet pota
toes, hemp, cocoanuts and rice.: He is
allowed 3,000 pesos ($1,500) by the
commission and still receives volun
tary support from his people.
Burglar's Besetting Sin..
The burglar's besetting sin is heed
lessness. The chances are that it was
heedlessness that first drove him out
of honest employment and made a bur
glar of him. The burglar ransacks a
house-and carries away a spoon holdr
er. a. card .tray pr.spme ther. .inexpen
sive souveiiir of the occasion, and ha
overlooks the thousand dollar bill on
the dining room table and the rope of
pearls on the towel rack. This heed
lessness seems to be common to the
whole fraternity.. We do not -know
what the experience of other cities Is,
but in Newark the burglar leaves an
astonishing amount of portable wealth
behind him invariably. When he reads
on the day after the robbery that he
took Mrs. De Stile's chafing dish and
Ignored her $500 ruby bracelet beside
it or that he upset the Pompleys'
dresser drawer to get the revolver and
failed to see the government bonds
that lay in plain sight on the wash
stand, how he much gnash his teeth
and hate himself for neglecting to de
velop his powers of attention and ob
servation In his youth! Newark News.
ENDURANCE RACE NEXT
IN AVIATION SCHEDULE.
Long Island Plans Contest For Twenty-four
An endurance race between aero
planes, to start at sunrise and end at
sunset, is the latest proposal to show
the development of heavier than air
flying craft. A course two and one
half miles in circumference will be
Luilt at Garden City, N. Y by Gage B.
Tarbell and suitable stands, fences and
automobile parUiug spaces erected.
Count Ferdinand de Lesseps. who
recently flew from France to England,
but was unable to return within the
twenty-four hours stipulated for the
Matin's $2,500 prize, and the Hon. C
S. Rolls, who in a Wright machine was
the first man to make a double cross
ing of the English channel in an air
ship of any kind, probably will be
among the starters in the proposed
Charles K. Hamilton. Captain Thomas
S. Baldwin. M. J. Seymour. Clifford B.
Harmon, Harry S. Ilarkness and oth
ers whose machines are being con
structed or assembled at Garden City
have intimated their desire to compete
in this race.
The endurance contests wlil be con
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stationed all the way around the two
and a half mile course, can see that
corners are not cut, and the winner
will be the flier who completes the
greatest number of laps. Aeronauts
will be permitted to make any repairs
they choose and to come down for re
pairs, supplies or rest as often as they
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London Relic of Shakespearean Char
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Few of those who visited the scene
of a fire in Vine street. London bridge,
recently knew that the building occu
pied the site of the town house of Sir
John Fastolf, the original Tf Shake
speare's Falstaff, who in his day was
a continual butt for the Jests of the
town and borough of Soutbwark.
Though he had fought at Agincourt,
when Jack Cade invaded the borough,
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French wars. On the arrival of Cade,
however, he withdrew his garrison
and fled to the Tower, leaving his
neighbors to the mercy of the rebels.
Fastolfs matrimonial adventures
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of unpopularity, for, having married a
widow named Scrope, he seized her
property and kept his stepson out of
his Inheritance during his own lifetime.
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British Naval Expert: Predicts
.; There Will Be right With
out Interference. .
EUROPE WILL' LOOK Von
Alliance of Mikado and England, Ex
piring in 1915, Will Probably
Not Be Renewed.
Discussion of Great Britain's naval
policy Is a thing that, to the American
who bears the endless rounds of con
testln argument, bids fair to "run on
forever." Another English naval ex
pert has. discovered shadows in the Pa
ciflc cast by; war clouds formed be
cause of the relations between the
Cnited States and Japan, especially be
cause of the American "open door" pol
This latest contribution has appeared
in the London Graphic, forming part
of a series of articles which under the
general title of "The Sovereignty of the
Seas'' have been embittering still fur
ther the "naval Dolicy" wrangle. The
author of this series is Gerard Flennes,
numbered among England's foremost
naval experts and a man who is not
particularly well liked at the admiral
ty because be insists on "speaking out
British Alliance to Die
Mr. FienDes states that the Anglo-
Japanese alliance cannot be renewed
on its expiration in 1915 and that there
are grave indications that this agree
ment may not conserve far eastern af
fairs on peace lines even before its ex
istence is concluded. He argues, too.
that Great Britain must give up its
policy of regarding the empire In the
light of the "hen and chickens" com
bination. "Japan will," he asserts, "In the last
analysis fight the United States very
much for the reason that prompted
Bismarck to fight France."
He admits that if Japan, today or
dered Germany out of Klaochau the
kaiser would have no alternative but
to move out. adding, however, that in
such an event the old European league
would revive and Germany, France
and Russia would overwhelm the mi
"But." . contends this naval expert,
"Europe is not going to lift a finger, ,1
Imagine, when war breaks out be
tween Japan and the United States to
Eave to the latter the islands of which
it deprived Spain. Europe has a
'Monroe doctrine' of its own, and it in
cludes the determination to leave the
United States to stew in its own juice.
Japan Despises America.'
"The Japanese are full of contempt
for American brag and bounce, for the
lack of national spirit or even of true
nationality, which tbey discern in the
Americans. They have a profound
disbelief in the war worthiness of the
American navy and on acute realiza
tion of the fact that the strategical sit
uation is overwhelmingly in their fa
vor. "It is objected that the Japanese are
too poor to fight. When will people
recognize the fact which all history
teaches that it is the poor nations, not
those which have grown rich and com
fortable, which fight? The Prussia of
Frederick the Great, the France of Na
poleon, were poor.
"It ought to be so obvious as not to
need saying that it is the nation which
hopes to gain something, not the na
tion which is preoccupied In holding
what it has gained, which is tempted
to war. Japan Is rich enough to afford
war because, directly or Indirectly, she
will make war pay for itself."
What "Garbler" Once Meant.
"Garble." "garbled." "garbler." are
words which nowadays convey quite a
different meaning from that which
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was formerly accepted. "Garble" orig
inally signified simply "to select for a
purpose." At one time there was an
officer, termed "the garbler of spices."
whose duty It was to visit the shops
and examine the spices, ordering the
destruction of all Impure goods. Ills
duties were similar to those of the In
spector of the modern health depart
ment, who forbids the sale of decayed
vegetables or tainted meat. The word
comes from a root meaning "to sift."
The Impurities sifted out have In the
course . of generations corrupted the
term till a "garbled report" Is no long
er a report wherefrom all uncertainty
has been removed, but one that Is full
of misrepresentation and made mis
leading with deliberate Intent.
HIS AUNTIE JULIA.
She Is Really a Wonderful Woman
in Her Own Way.
"My Aunt .luija is really a wonder
ful woman." exclaimed the low browed
man. placing bis feet on the manager's
desk. "She hasn't any diplomas from
medical colleges, but when It cornea to
curing a sick man she can give the
ordinary doctor a start of ten years
and beat b!m around a block. Aunt
Julia has firm faith in yarbs"
"You mean herbs." Interrupted the
"I don't mean anything of the kind.
I mean yarbs. You go over to Aunt
Julia and mention yarbs. and her eyes
will brighten up and she'll ask you to
sit down and eat a piece of pie, but
if you began talking about herbs she'd
paste yon one with her trusty sauce
pan and knock off a corner of your
scalp. Aunt Julia Is pretty touchy
about some things.
"One day old Mrs. f)ooIIttle blew
into the bouse to spend the afternoon,
and Aunt Julia happened to say that
something happened in Aprile. Mrs.
Doollttle thinks she knows more than
Webster's unadulterated dictionary be
cause she taught school about 150
years ago. when she was a young wo
man, and she called my aunt down and
said that there was no such word as
" 'You mean April, my dear, says
"I don't mean any such doggone
thing.' says my aunt. I mean Aprile.
and if you don't like it. Mrs. Doollttle,
you can lump it, and be blamed to
"Well, they fanned away for five
minutes or so. and their language be
gan to make the shingles fall off the
roof, and I was thinking of sending in
a hurry call for the cops, when Mrs.
Doollttle left the house by way of the
window and Jumped three fences with
out touching them in her haste to get
home. A lot of saucepans and other
household utensils whizzed past her
ears and seemed to stimulate her. f
"That's the sort of woman Aunt
Julia is. Now. if you want to go over
and talk to her about herbs I won't
"If there's anything my aunt delights
in it is doctoring people. She hasn't
a bit of use for drug store medicines.
She brews her own remedies, and she
doesn't think anything will help a
sick person unless it tastes like the
royal palace of Abyssinia. A dose of
her colic medicine will make a man's
insides feel as though be had swal
lowed a porcupine.
"I bad the colic last summer, and the
medicine she made for me had smoke
on it. I can taste it yet. Sometimes
I dream tbat Aunt Julia is handing me
a spoonful of her colic medicine, and
then I always wake with a yell. She
is an old fashioned woman. She gath
ers her yarbs at certain stages of the
moon, and when she is brewing her
medicines she mutters incantations
and makes passes with her bands and
does a lot of tricks tbat make your
blood run cold. But her remedies bit
"Old man Pulsifer, you know, was
a hopeless invalid for a year, fie sat
In a wheeled chair, and his wife fed
htm with the fire shovel, and all the
members of the family were kept so
busy waiting on him that they hadn't
time to wind the clock or prime the
pump. He said be had paralysis of
the worst kind, and everybody believed
him. Aunt Julia went over there one
day and looked nt the old man's tongue
and poked him in the ribs and tapped
him with a tuning fork and said she
could cure him up so quick It would
make his head swim.
"It you can cure that man so he'll
be of some use in the world.' said Mrs.
Puslfer. 'I'll give you the silk crazy
quilt my grandmother gave me when
she was dying.
"Aunt Julia gathered a lot of yarbs
at the dark of the moon in the south
east corner of a graveyard and stewed
them over a slow fire, and the broth
she made from them would have warp
ed the armor plate of a battleship. 1
knew by the smell of It that It was
the real stingo, and you can't Imagine
bow glad I was that I didn't have to
take it. When she went over to dope
old Pulsifer she Insisted on my going
along to help hold him down.
"The old man didn't want to take it.
Anybody could see that. He got a
smell of the stuff when Aunt Julia
took the cork from the bottle, and a
pale green sweat broke out on his
brow. But I seized him by the top of
his bead and pulled bis month open,
and my aunt poured down about forty
kilometers of her redhot dope, and
when It had sizzled into his stomach
he let out one war whoop and streaked
out of doors like a professional Mara
thon runner. When we found him a
couple of hours later he was standing
In the creek, which was full of Ice wa
ter, trying to get his vitals cooled off.
"I defy any regular practitioner to
make a quicker cure than that." Walt
Mason in Chicago News.
"Some of these tongue twisters are
really very hard to enunciate for in
stance, "the sea ceaseth and it suf
flcetb us. "
"That th eathily tbaid." lithpingly
thmlled Mlth Ellthabetb. "You thlm-
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