■ AFRICA 10 ■
PUBLIC ATTKNTIOX IN GREAT
BRITAIN IS TEMPORARILY
MERCHANTS RATHER SKEPICAL
Tlios»- Who Have Large Interests in
China Think the Boxer Iprislngf
lias Keen iliinni'ii'il as to
ighted by lhe Associated Press.
LONDON, June 16.—The serious condi
tion of affairs In China is daily becoin
ibsorbing topic in Great
Pekin is heard of now aimost
toria, while countless cor
ts and amateur diplomats talk
ed] y upon the perils presented
lai Eastern i risis.
leral public's concern
the dispatches from China, it is
rnarkable lo learn that the Box
ir to have but little affected
volume of business between
nd Kngland. The largest houses
in London trading witl" the far East,
corporations, insurance companies, banks
fairly unanimous in
i< ii operations an not Interfered
with. The manager of a leading bank,
with at Tien Tsin and other
•■\\. grams daily from our rep-
They seldom ever mention
However, this section of the businss
world and those whose capital they rep
turally awaiting the out
v.ith anxiety. They
ntly more disturbed over the
• of the powers falling out
ifter the Boxers re
: over the amount
. toxi rs will wreak prior
ttitude is watch< 1 In
,!.■! with iln- greatest interest, but
it is putty generally recognized that the
..is no intention of pulling
any cl lit of the ftre.
WEST AFRICAN REVOLT.
There Is such a plethora of crises to
ward Europe in which British interests
thai the average reader
wspaperg finds it bard to
hem or pi iy them in th -ir
relative Impi rtanco. China ap-
Lgu ' to the mass >s, which
still maintain acute interest i:i the doings
ts and his men. Nor are
■ ■ thi British force in Ashanti,
rwhelming horde of
The Liverpool mer
.■ Ically monopolize tha
with the west coast of Africa, are
i". their protestations against the
nts tardiness in sending rein
. while • -\'« -ii the conservative
the usnai mistakes
mad of underestimating the
. ol the en< mj. The news of ris
noar-by colony of Gambia adds
to the strain which affairs on
I Afi .■ a have Imposed on
of the military organiza
rmal complement has its
I he other end of the dark
perhaps more important than any
-! crisis t> ; th" Cape.
Britain that un
- is tactfully and satisfactorily set
■ lon of South Africa
ndefinitely delayed. The putting
iiilr anti-British agitation
Colony similar to that which has
In Ireland, but
tnent, is rec
ir moi • rious task
king and disarming the
-1 ndon, with the object of secur
gnition of 1 he rights of
< subj cts. The Idea
with 11. S. Williams, a native
■ appeal met wi^h an
:■ response, and Southwestern
VY' si Indii s. Abyssinia, and,
I■':1 ■': ited States, will send
with the view of looking
r< ts of the colored
will include a thor
m of education, and republican
■ ii proprietorship, with especial
nth Africa and the West
arrival in England of the West In
/ nposed of white and
■ ! mi n, Is greeted as another sign
il unity. The games this w< ek
large crowds, but the visitors
aten. They have another
: insl the first-class teams;
DEATH OF MRS. GLADSTONE.
■ ■ ■ th of .Mrs. Gladstone
: forth genuine expressions of
and admiration, such as would
have been written about any
oman In the kingdom. The trend
ill [s ii::.: she was the Ideal wife.
cactlj sim Mar to Mr. Glad
-I".' ill the private services at
lnd the public ceremony at
mm tor will be as simple as possi
ble, i:i accordance with her own ideas,
and those of the great commoner.
igh their grandson comes into pos
on of Hawarden, it will remain a
kind of family house, Herbert Gladstone
and his sisters being as free to come
ffo as Lhey were during the lifetime
ts. The voting master of
liawanlcn, who i« not yet of age, is a
pleasant, merry-looking youth, who will
l£ton this year, and then go to
C. Til. Sheldon, of fopeka, Kan.,
has i hearty welcome in Eng
land M. was the guest at Liverpool of.
Xcv C. T. Aked, who has lectured in
America. Large crowds hoard Mr. Shel
don recount his experience at Topeka
h led up to his writing "In His
The total value of the seventeen events
secured by five American jockeys at As
co; is £23,944, while the English jockeys
Won only £13,08",.
Are You a
Renvesaiher the State Doc
tors When You Gome
to the Carnival.
H^sncm^ The State Doctors
f£j cure diseases of men
vj§ M Northwest. They
■1 I A r £'tt make Weak Men a
.9.'-J?fejiU' All sPecialty and have
- more appliances and
II apparatus for treat
| V i/i f J ing diseases of men
- a'/* • (■> - fc<|tp than all the rest of
■ -/M4iiS«l the Physscians in st*
'ri3H3BHI Paul combined-
Urine sfter 24 hours ■OU RISK
standing, showing MA piCU
. lossoftha vital fluid **** W*«Sn.
in ca se of varlcocele. Consultalion free .
MCM with weak, schir.g backs ar.d kidneys, pains
ITIUII in tho buttocks, sexual decll ie, painful
ot, nikht leaser, shrunken and undeveloped
-•as of memory, and other symptoms that lead
tD decay, insanity and death, permanently cured.
PRIVATF Disca se*, unnatural discharges,
I 111 in I L Hood pci2cr,, varicccela, hydrocele,
Yflilftin MFN who have Scorns weak from
I UUIIU ifILII youthful folly, overwork and
worry, cund in a few days.
Call or write. Hours, 6 a. m. to 8 p. m. Sun
days, 9 s. m. to 1 p. m.
MINNESOTA STATE MEDICAL INSTITUTE,
Cor. sth and Robert Stx.. St. Paul.
CRISIS I iiiS
IT IS PRONOUNCED THE GRAVEST
THAT HAS EVER OCCURRED
IN THE ORIENT
OPINION OF A PARISIAN
Mnn Who Hum Studied Chinese
Problem lic'icves the Outcome
of the Present Trouble Will
Copyrighted by the Associated Press.
PARIS, June 16.—News of fighting be
tween the European troops and the Box
ers has enhanced the interest in the.
situation in China, which is forming the
leading feature of all the newspapers.
The diplomatic world is equally stirred.
c pecially owing to the contradictory re- I
ports regarding the altitude taken by the
empress dowager. EJven the Japanese
and Chinese delegations appear doubtful
as to the exact condition of affairs. At
the Chinese legation much uneasint s»
prevails. The explanation given by the j
officials are that the Boxers are simply j
outlaws, with no recognition from the
government, and are ill treating their own
countrymen as well as foreigners.
The Chinese officials admit guardedly
that the general situation in China is
hardly satisfactory and there is room
there for beneficial reforms, but they are
far from pleased at the recent develop
ments which will give Russia ail oppor
tunity to play wnat will be a predomi
nating part In interventi tl.
The Japanese ambassador. Kato, when
interviewed, said he had received no in
formation lrcm his government regard-
Ing :he action to be taken here, but he
had everj reason to believe Japan would
act in concert with the other powers,
which course, in his opinion, is the surest
method m bringing about prompt and dur
ranquillity. Isolated action on tr.e
parl .it' orit or another of the powers, h.
says, would only prouuee chaos and
would be likely to lead to trouble be-
Lween Lhe powers themselves.
«IRISIS US i rENERAL.
A man who U> entitled to speak with
authority of Chinese matters, Gabr'.eile
l.a Marier, for eight years French rr.in
aJ Pekin, expresses a pessimistic
opinion regarding the extension of the
"For Europeans," 1 says M. La Marier.
"the pr< n in crisiß la the grave3t thai l.a;;
yet occurred, n appears to me that the
dowager empress at the present moment
is entirely under the influence of a pow
erful coalition , i litterateurs, comprising
all the influential mandarins at court,
who feel that their former omnipotence
has been shaken by the invasion of the
products of western science, such as the
ipn and railroad. This coalition
has impri sstd the empiess by dwelling oh
the importance ol the concessions made
to foreigners as threatening the imtegittj
oi the empire. The pn a nt movement i 3
:< writable crusade against West* m civi
lization, in which the empress is an ac
complice. The Boxers an the tool which
is being used against foreigners—to be
repudiated should matters not result as
it is hoped they will. The return of the
dowager empress and court to Pekin
from tho summer palace signifies that
in- empress and her court are afraid the
l;-"x-r, will turn against them when they
fled themselves abandon* i b\ Lhe ■•... ■m
mem. " *
AMERICANS IX XEED.
The number of Americans seeking as
sistance at the United .States consulate
and embassy has perceptibly increased
In the last few weeks. Many are in -we
straits and appealing to wealthy Amer
icans for aid.
King Oscar 11. of Sweden is having a
truly royal time in Paris. HU majesty
is dined and feted, but is putting in most
of hi.s time at the exposition.
a second royal visitor to French soil
In connection with the exposition is the
Shah of Peisia, who has arrived at Con-
Lrexville, traveling via Russia. He in
tends taking a course of the waters be
fore coming to Pans at the beginning of
July, when he will upon .the Persian na
tional pavilion. He forms the topic of
daily articles m the Krenc.'; press, which
discuss his mode of living and the day's
doings. With Oriental disregard of time
he kept the official wond at Contrexville
waiting three days after the official date
before he arrived. The papers say the
shah creates wonuerment by having the
whole course of his meals served to him
at one time and dipping into them in dis
regard of general rules. His genual de
meanor and kindly actions have made a
jnost favorable impression.
DUE TO 11, L LUCK.
The victory of the French contestant In
ihe automobile race appears to be due as
much to American ill luck as to French
superiority. Mr. Wlnton was only three
seconds behind the winning auto car aad
was gaining, when, owing to a bad light
he miscalculated his speed in rounding an
awkward corner with the result that one
of the front wheels struck an embank
ment and the axle was badly bent. Mr
Winton struggled on but eventually see
ing that his efforts were hopelesi h e aban
doned the race. He has no comp aint
whatever against the m.magem. Nt or the
conditions of the race and is confident
that but for the accident lie would have
finished well. He is not discouraged and j
will make another attempt when the op
portunity offers. He has already started
The world famous Mcu:i;a Rouge danc
ing hall, situated on the Llsto i: heights
ot Hue Montmartre, the Mfecca of eve y
pleasure seeking foreigner, is likely to fall
Into the control of an Ameiican syndicate
headed by a wealthy brewer. Eight hun
dred thousand dollars have been offe ed
for the property as it stands and the d al
is likely to be consummated. The idea of
the syndicate is to Americanize the resort I
making extensive Improvements and
eliminating certain French featu es ob
jected to by Americans accompanied by
TO CHECKMATE THE COUST.
Dr. Klnyonn Issues nn Order to
SAN FRANCISCO, June IG.-Dr. Kin- !
youn, the federal quarantine officer of •
this port, today issued an order to the '
railroad and steamship companies for- :
bidding them to carry passengers out of j
this state unless the holders ol" tickets :
arc provided with a certificate of health :
from the marine hospital service. The :
order includes both whites and Asiatics, '
and was issued with a view of rendering
futile the decision of Judge Morrow, who
yesterday decided the quarantine of a '
section of Chinatown in this city was
il!c-al and improperly conducted; that it
was a discriminating and needless mead- ,
BIG SYNDICATE SCHEME.
Kji^lish t'ayital In A-.ierU'un Print
INDIANAPOLIS, lnd., June IS.—Word
has reached headquarters of the Interna- '
tional Typographical union that there is !
a scheme on foot to purchase all of the
big printing houses In the United States
in the Interest of an English syndicate, j
The information is to the effect that three |
Bouses have been approached, and that j
two of the number have agreed to sell. I
Those approached are J. B. Lyons, of \
Boston; the Martin 12. Drown company, !
of N.w York, and the Wynkopp-Hollen- !
beck-Crawford company, of the same
Havana- TH. result of the election ■
probably will nut In- known tonight the i
count of tho ballots not beginning until ;
6 j). m.
Dover, Kng.— Ten yachts started today
on the annual xaee from Dover to Heli
goland for the German emperor's cup.
THE ST.PAUL GLOBE, SUNDAY, JUNE, 17, 1900.
Iffi I fill US
SO ASSERTED THE CHINESE AM
BASSADOR IBT AN INTERVIEW
REVOLT HAS BEEN MAGNIFIED
This Opinion Is Shared in by Cier
inan Diplomats—Foreign Office
Itofu.st'K to Believe Government
Is Pa-rty to Their Crimes.
Copyrighted by Associated Press.
BERLIN, June 16.—The correspondent
here of the Associated Press saw the
Chinese ambassador at Berlin today.
Through an interpreter, he said:
"I have no news from the Chinese
government about the Boxers' rebellion.
The Boxers are a mere rabble, disturb
ers, thieves and rascals. There are no
scholars, mandarins or officials among I
them. The reports that the Chinese sol- !
diers attacked the international forces |
cannot be true. The empress opposes the j
Boxers and the troops could not act j
against her. The Boxers will soon be ;
suppressed. They could have been sup-|
pressed by the Chinese troops without the j
aid of the international forces. The em
bassies could have been protected by
guards of Chinese if the embassies had
asked for them."
The above information was readily and
The latest official government news
from Tien Tsin, dated the 15th, is viewed i
at the foregn office as corroborative of |
the reports that the situation has been
Intensified during the week. The foreign
office refuses to believe that the Chinese
govarnmnt makes common cause with the
Boxers, and does not believe the Ch:
troops attacked the international forces,
as "that would be too crazy a venture."
The opening today of the Elbe-Trave
canal with great ceremonious pageantry
in the presence of the emperor and cab
inet and delegates from cities through
out Germany is one step forward. The
canal has a length of forty-one miles, a
width of thirty-two meters, of which
twenty-two to twenty-three are on the
bottom, a depth of two to two and a naif
meters and cost 50,000,000 marks, of
which I.uebeck pays 17,500,000 marks and
Prussia 7,500,000 marks. Vessels of 800
tons, such as. for bulk, the Elbe vessels,
will navigate thereon. There will be
several intermediary harbors, of which
the principal one will be at Moellen. The
canal will revivify the internal and for
eign trade of the old city of Luebeck,
and transportation from the Austrian
and German towns on the Kibe will be
greatly cheapened and facilitated by it.
DEPARTMENT STORE BILL.
T he department store bill will come up
in the diet Monday, but it is doubtful it
it wi'l puss now owing to obstructive tac
tics However, it is certain the diet will
adjourn during the. course of the coming
week. During the summer the session
hall, which wa.s only recently finished,
will be reconstructed at an expense of
220,000 marks, because its acoustics are
Recently the lower employes of the
Prussian railways have shown an in
clination to affiliate with the Socialist
party, and have evinced in every way
dissatisfaction with present salaries and
conditions. The official Berliner Corres
pondenz today publishes a formal warn
ing, threatening the employes with sum
In anticipation of the main legislative
topic or' the coming fall, namely, the
readjustment ot the German tariff, a
vigorous agitation has set in in the press
and rostrum. Besides tfeose recently men
tion,.!, a mooting of high protectionisms
will be held at the Kafc.erhoi June 19 and"
20, in favor of the raising of the duties,
A prominent official declares tin re ha no
(Joubi an autonomous tariff will be pro
iiv the government, but also thai
in the coming treaties there will be Qxed
a minimal tariff which will be far as
the reductions will go. Tins minimal
tarift will be kept a secret. After this a
series of preliminary negotiations for new
commercial treaties with different eoun
trii a will b.^in. it is significant that yes
tertlay L>r. Miquel, the minister- of
finance, in the diet, and replying to ob
jections raised by Dr. Bartels, the Cen
trist leader, said next session would see
some Agrarian legislation.
The V'ossiscbe Zeitung says that Ger
man agriculture can only succe< d i>y im
proving i'.s methods .ii-.tl not by artificial
ly raising the price.
Count yon Posadowsky, secretary of
state for the interior, leaves soon for
Pari.s, to officially represent the empire,
thence he goes to England.
The emperor has awarded Manager
Conreid, of New York, the crown order of
the third class, for merits in German art
in Amen* i.
Cloudbursts did a vast amount of dam
age this week, especially in the Rhine,
Hanover and Westphalia.
Two British West African Commis
BATHURST, Gambia Colony, West
Africa, June 16.—A native rising has oc
curred in the Gambia Colony and two
British commissioners and six members
of the police have been killed at Sann
kanndi, on the south bank of the Gambia
river, by Mandingoes.
TALKED OF THE WAS.
South Dakotau Tells of Sonth Afri
SIOFX FALLS, S. D., June 16.-J,:hn
Thomas, formerly a resident of Miner
county, this state, who left some weeks
ago for South Africa, where he has se
cured a position as s.ation agent at Lains
burg, Cape Colony, has written an inter
esting letter to friends in this state in
reference to incidents whi:h came under
his observation while on his way to S mth
Africa and other ma.ters in connect on
with the war between the British and the
Boers. His letter is in part as follows:
"On the station platform at Southamp
ton 1 saw some of the results ot the w. r.
Two poor fellows, each with a leg off jut
below the knee, and men going to the
fiont all about the place, pies.niing b«h
sides of the question. On the boat J heard
a man playing 'Soldiers of the Queen' i n
a cornet, and J learned thai he was "pJay-
Ing off' the men that were go.ng to St.
Helena to guard Cionje and his captuied
men. That sams man has 'playtd eff
every troopship that has left Southamp
ton, and he can play fine.
"We had a lot of yeomanry on cur bo-it
going to. the front, also the Duk? of Nor
folk and a lot of other notab es—a jelly
lot of sports—and to see the duke going
Into it with the rest of them was line fun
for me. His first effort was the 'bolster
light,' I don't suppose you know wh t
that is. Just fancy a spar quite loujd.
very smooth and about six inches thek
nxed in the air about four feet lrcm the
deck vith mattresses underneath.' Two
men rit on this pole, as If riding a bare
backi d horse, and they are given a riI-
low apiece to lash each other off, and.
mind you, they must not touch the po"e
with their hands.
"The duke won the first heat, but the
second he had a third-class passenger
on the spar with him. The third fellow
was afraid to lash out at the duke be
cause he could not keep his balance, so
he kept jabbing his pillow into the duke's
face, and jabbc-d him off the spar, but the
next time the duke hit him down as flat
as a pancake, and his antagonist returned
the compliment with a jab in the jaw
best two out of three.
"Cape Town is a busy city now, and
military at that; soldiers from the front
and others going out to fight; some
wounded, with their arms in slings, oth
ers Jimping on two sticks, and still thr
era limping about without sticks; soldiers
with blue (government) envelopes in their
hands, and all seem to be hurrying th«
best way they can.
"The railway official? sent me here—
Lalnsburg—and three days ago I saw
an ambulance train pass to Cape Town
and ihe men looked frightful. Trains
each way carry soldiers, but today the
regiment that entered Lady smith- first
with Gen. Buller passed through. They
were going to join Roberts at BJocmfon
t'iu and actid a.s if going to a picnic."
Is in full blast It has been a surprise that we were willing to cut our prices so much below our extremely low regu
lar prices* ami 90 per cent of the people who visited us last week have been purchasers. We do a bier business dur
ing the busy season, and are satisfied with our profits. We are contented to run out the balance of our stock durincr
the summer at your prices, so that our fall stock will be entirely new and fresh. Don't worry about us. We make
money mnhe end by selling below cost for the balance of the season. Goods during this sale either cash Or Credit.
fl Jn£>£ Wroughtjron Candle |S n "WN MORRIS CHAIR,
_L«-u.es' Fewing Rocker. d^//^\ Camp Stool, Bia=^. 15 sample wheels left Ansonia iliss^VJ!> Like cut.
In soua oak. without QQ n yy like 1/1 <-> which we will sell at movement. 4^BB§M9w«,
arms, car.c seat WC J/ cvt S 14C 8C COST. These are hum- flf) k Q Oi A O
. w^ tners for the price. OZiT-Q '(sP^'^l& 3)1.4:0
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Superior Glass, j, American ra|&C tfifs^i E^^* i-- RFFfI >iiipC^
heavy tin Crys'al UWej NICKEL TOWEL HOLDER r?O^ I ®H^ ff^S- ' ■ —*^\!^
covers, lip of7 y 3C VjM !ita> CUt ■I OG V^WV " i_L 0
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T)ORN In Monte Carlo, Violin Virtuoso in Paris, Ranchman in Arizona, This
XJ Soldier of Fortune in Dahomey and Cuba Who Won a Red Cross Bride Now
Yearns for Peace and Domestici*y in the Metropolis.
New York Herald.
Weary of bivouac and battle, Emille
Cassi sighs for peace.
"A Soldier in Algiers," a Rough Rider
in Cuba, a political campaigner with
Roosevelt in the Bowery, Cassi. roman
tically married, now yearns for the qui
etude of the domestic hearth.
Cassi, best known to fame as the bugler
of Roosevelt's Rough Riders, who was
wounded ar San Juan that hot July morn
ing, almost two years ago, is a musician
by vocation, a soldier of fortune only
by avocation. He has just arrived in
New York after spending ten months in
prison for killing- a Cuban soldier in
front of the Hotel Inglaterra, at Havana.
Cassi was a member of the Havana po
lice force at the time, and shot the Cu
ban in order to protect an unarmed man.
Now, Cassi having been acquitted or
pardoned, and having returned to New
York, is anxious to get work.
Governor Roosevelt has written Cassi
cordial letters of praise for his courage
and steadfastness, but Cassi regards
these as strictly personal communica-
ROUGH RIDER CASSI.
tions, and will not think of 'presuming
on the regard of his late commander to
advance him rfow. '
"If any of niy comrades meet me and
say, Vussi. I.have something for you to
do,' I shall sj*y, 'thank you, sir,' but I
must not a.sk for anything. No. I cannot
do that." That is^the way this soldier
puts the case.
His life's story is full of thrilling in
cidents, and the story of his marriage to
a pretty Cuban girl, though New York
born and bred, is delightfully romantic.
"Sir, I do not wish to discuss that phase
of my life," said Cassi, deprecatingly,
"but I must acknowledge that she is
lovely to look upon and sweet and ten
der to me, a poor, worthless chap. She
is of New York, too. sir, and I am an
American citizen.. Of that we are both
so very proud. She graduated from the
Academy-of the Sacred Heart, of your
city. Her father was a banker here, al
so. But when the war broke out. sh«
remembered her kinsmen in Cuba, and
went to the front as a Red Cross nurse.
It was thus we met."
Cassi's dark eyes sparkled with en
thusiasm. "You must know, too, sir,
that she was a cousin of Gen. Demetrio
Castillo, a name famous in Cuban revolu
tionary annals. Well, she tended the
sick and comforted the dying- as only a
woman, and a good woman, can. When
my wounded arm got well, I found my
heart was wounded, and, and" —Cassi's
dark cheeks glowed—"we had to become
tent mates for life. Do you know that
day when I shot that fellow at the Hotel
Inglaterra there were standing about wit
nesses who were to attend our wedding
the next day?"
"And the killing ups<u all your plans?"
"Ah! no; not all. My wife Is a true
heroine. The next day we were married
just the same. Of course, so great was
the excitement no local padre would
unite vs—me in prison for shooting a
Cuban and much natural jealousy of the
Americans occupying positions like m-ne
In Havana prevailing, so we had to
have an American Catholic priest whom
I had known when the Rough Riders
were at San Antonio. He was a good
friend, and readily agreed to make us
both happy. I was kept there at police
headquarters in two rooms until the
prosecutor agreed to withdraw the charge
against me if I would abandon my de
fence. This was done. Then I was ad
vised to leave Havana, but I could not
run away at such a time.
"So we lived there, to show them that
I was not afraid. But I wanted to set
tle down in the United States, and I
liked New York, where a man can show
what he can do, so I sailed first, because
I knew I might bo detained at Quaran
tine, while my wife is an immune and
can come right through. She will be
here Monday, 1 expect."
Asked to tell his adventures in differ
ent parts of the world, Cassi became si
lent. "Oh. that is done; do not make me
what you call a swashbuckler. I was
born at Monte Carlo; perhaps the rest
lessness was due to that. AH is s .
changeable, so kaleidoscopic, at Monaco,
you know. Music was my forte. I went
to Paris and studied. As a violin virtu
oso I was fortunate. Then I enlisted in
the French Foreign Legion, and for two
years saw service among the blacks in
Dahomey. It was hard work. Exciting?
Oh! yes; but when all's over, what of
"Then what did you do?"
"Next I cam-? to New York. Here, as a
musician, I did well, but my partner and
comrade from the other side went Into
another business and I drifted to San
Francisco. There I became leader of an
orchestra of twenty-four in one of the
"Just about that tine I met 'Bucky'
O'Neill. There was a splendid fellow—
hea.rt too big for his body, big as that
was. Nobody fait worse when he was
killed at San Juan than I did. He was
my firm friend and he'd go through fire
and water for a friend.
" 'Bucky' O'Neill urged me to go to
Arizona, and I left 'Frisco and became a
plainsman. 'Bucky' made ras 'an Ameri
can, too. I lived four years in the South
west and took out my citizen's papers and
swore allegiance to the Stars and Stripes.
'P.iieky' was intensely patriotic, you
know, and everybody around the J. NY.
Clark place, at Jerome, had to take off
his sombrero to the flag night and morn
ing or 'Bucky' would know the reason
"Well, one day Bucky said I must or
ganize a brass band, so the colors could
bo hoisted to the 'Star-Spangled Banner'
in regular fashion. T got up a band and
ther rani.' the war excit< n
"Bucky said wo must all go to Cub.i
and wipe the Spaniards ofl
the earth. 1 was to be leader of the
band that the cowboys expeel d to
head the Rough Riders, but Brodie
there was no time to get 11 drilled and
w-i hurried to San Antonio, v
Wood and Lieut Ccl. Itoos veil wei
crulting their regiment, l was the third
man to enlist right on Bucky's I
They .made me trumpetei, aj d ! I
chance to g< t in the fronl .it I
mas and San Juan. Then a bullet
ploughed into my wrist on July 2,
and put me cut of action. Th» woi
that is I can't play the violin any i
"After Santiago we cam..' back with
Col. Roosevelt. \\'h<':i he was nominated
for gorernor I made several
trips with him. Yes. 1 was on the B ■
with him. What a lively place that I*
at ni^ln when politics are h.ot, isn't if."
"liut you r< turned to Havana ?"
"Yes, I .
of police there when Chief
went down to establish :i local
stabulary, but there v\as so muc-h C
against havinsr head officials taken from
any '-lass but the Cubans thai I got only
a lieutenancy. I tried to .
w'lk, hut they wouldn't accept my
nation. \Vlx n that miserabb
scrape happened I was close by 11
trance to the Hotel Inglaterra.
"A fellow who appeared to be spoiling
for a fight got into a row with an Inof
fensive chap and pulled a 'gun.' The
other one waa unarmed. 1 shouted,
YE 01.0-Tt^lK OCBAK CSBTVOTMt,
"Hethinks our shipbuilders of today ma tAcrirtclna comfort and sufoty Uft
(luest tor speed.
"Yea; they do «ay yom'.or Von»1 t« to e;oco iho eeep.n In Mity ono Bantfcl"
Don't kill him!' an.', then 11
d upon me. 'Can't <
grun!' r said. Snap:
: .i 1 me.
"That wouldn't do. so 1 pull I
other one had run a v.
"I tried to follow the Cub in I ...
know then that 1:.; had l». r
there was consi
me of having killed him
coul in't saj v.;
by a Kiat? O]
a weary time ol
me lor fll
and ! ;, i\.
"I did in
na and went at
citizen would do. !..; ■.
is expenses of ;n-- '
sumi d all my m
. tO New I
Tluib. at't>:r much urging. Ca II I
of i:is adventun
he waa nol
but solely through I
meaning to way to
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