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To Be Given by Colonel Scott in Living Room of Union at 8 o'clock.


Colonel Hugh Lenox Scott, superintendent of the United States Military Academy, will deliver a lecture on "West Point" in the Living Room of the Union this evening at 8 o'clock. The lecture will be open only to members of the Union.

Upon graduating from West Point in 1876, Colonel Scott entered the cavalry service, and in each of the three succeeding years went with expeditions among the Indians in the far West. For twelve years previous to 1891 he did routine duty among these people, having charge of an investigation of the ghost dance disturbances. At the opening of the Spanish War Colonel Scott had attained the rank of adjutant-general, and in this capacity served in Cuba throughout the disturbance. During the governorship of Major-General Wood, Colonel Scott acted as chief of staff, and in 1903 went to the Philippines to become governor of the Sulu Archipelago. In this capacity he abolished slavery and the slave trade in the islands under his charge, and in a skirmish with the natives was severely wounded. On returning from the Philippines in 1907, he was appointed superintendent of the United States Military Academy with the rank of colonel. As an author Colonel Scott has been enabled from his intimate knowledge of the American Indians and their ways to write several monographs and reports which have proved of great value to the government.

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