Clipped From Evening Sentinel
A CURIOUS CANE. Novel Use Made of a Smokeless Powder Charjre by W. C. Peyton. I One of the most unique and suggestive canes ever designed for an Anieri- can ofi'ner has just bef n completed in j San Francisco. It is made of Govern ment smokeless powder, and is to be presented to Captain Charles O'Neil of Washington, 1). C, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance of the United States Nevy. The cane is a beautiful rich brown in color, with a highly polished surface. , It is finished with a heavy gold handle, ; decorated at the curve with a raised and elaborate monogram of the letters "C. San i O'N." On the end of the handle Is ilie 11 ; Latin inscription, "Scipio in pace, in The j bcllo fulnien" (a staff in peace, a thun-reason in Ulerbolt in war). A solid silver ferule bay ! encircles the lower end, and upon it is engraved the apt warning, "Cave ig-with the'nem" (beware of fire), for ! Well may the owner of thls cane be are ; ware of m.Pi for n,,,,, this peculiar the ; brown powder, so powerfully destruc-country tive when t.unfimHl in a cannon, is : harmless when ignited in the open, it is very inflammable and will burn as H1 as (.,llllloi(, an(1 with n,..(,h thp the H.une cff(K.t when a l)lazo is apllied t0 n The varnine linnn ihe fprnl l in- to- ton(1pd ag a CiUltion not to UBe the cane ias a I)0ker. For all ordinary purposes ' the peculiar stick is both useful and and ornamental.