Items of Interest

In a letter to a Kansas paper one of the members of General McArthur's brigade writes from Manila, "Night before last I was on picket duty all night, and yesterday morning I found that the nigger picket was within a hundred yards of me. After a little talk we both laid down our guns and met between the lines, and had a little visit. He said the people in their army did not want to fight us, but they had to, or their officers would kill them. He also said that he had not had a bite to eat for three days. I gave him what hardtack I had with me, and it did me more good to see him eat it than if I had eaten it myself. When we parted we shook hands, and he cried like a baby."

"Dewey day" was generally celebrated in an appropriate manner. President McKinley visited the navy yard at New York, and while there sent the following despatch to Admiral Dewey:—

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Not Matter but Spirit
May 11, 1899

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