Items of Interest

With the breaking up on March 4 of the tribal organization of the Five Civilized Tribes, the Cherokees, Choctaws, Creeks, Chickasaws, and Seminoles, what is in reality the last chapter of the Indian's distinctive history on this continent began. They number only eighty-six thousand as against one hundred and eighty-four thousand of other tribes, but in point of development and location they may be considered as occupying the most important position. Henceforth the members of the Five Civilized Tribes will stand on the same footing as the other inhabitants of the territory which they occupy, and the Government will deal with them as individuals and not as tribes.

The Porte has yielded to the American demands and has informed the American Legation that orders have been sent to Beirut to admit duty free all consignments for the American schools in Syria. The same note declares that the Porte is ready to accord the same official recognition to American as to other schools, if a request to that effect is presented to the proper department for each institution separately. This is considered to indicate a further attempt at procrastination.

Captain E. H. C. Leutze, Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard, paid this high compliment to the character of work done by the skilled mechanics, of the gun factory: "The men in the navy would rather stand behind a gun manufactured in the naval gun factory than one constructed by private contractors." He affirmed that the workmen there realized more fully than workmen in other factories doing work by contract the need of the utmost care in every detail of the work.

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The Divine Sovereignty
March 17, 1906

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