Foreign News: Priceless Gifts

A well worn button, a lock of hair, a bit of bedraggled gold braid, and a wedding ring—such are four relics beyond price which were presented to the Japanese Empire, last week at Tokyo, by the U. S. Ambassador, that puissant, cultured and droopy -mustached Manhattan lawyer Charles MacVeigh.

Each relic nestled in a case of gold, each case was enclosed in a sturdy wooden box, and Tiffany & Co. of Manhattan was the firm which was chosen to envelop the button, hair, braid and ring in suitable magnificence. Last week Japanese were pleased...

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