unpretentious as his home in Maibun, but in Singapore, down in the Straits Settlements, he owns a real palace which he rents to a Chinese gentleman.
Some years ago the Sultan made a tour of the world, visiting many cities in the United States, and has made several trips to Singapore. He usually travels with four wives and a retinue, putting on quite a little style.
His income is considerable. Besides his annual revenue from the North Borneo Company, Uncle Sam pays him $5,000 a year, for which amount he is supposed to use his influence toward peace. As one of the boys in Jolo expressed it, a We arena t getting a run for our money.a
Then he has quite a revenue from the rent of pearling grounds and takes many of the large pearls as his right from native divers. Altogether he should be a rich man, but unfortunately he is an inveterate gambler and loses money and pearls to the crafty Chinese fan-tan players.
Our tour of the Philippines was nearing its end as we
MORO CHILDREN READY TO DIVE FOR COINS, ISLAND OF SULU.