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J.HN 0 R R
The Scotchman whe rules his island in the Phil ippines with wisdom and success.
hEEBFIELD 11.1XD WORK.
T'jxn Given Up to Making of
-« i j) 3 a lot of money I'd have one room
;cy hnuf ' furnished with handiwork from
-riield. Mass.," is th>' dwlaration of every
icrrife wh" finds herself ;n the sleepy little
■-»■ EngL' town on the occasion of the an
al exhibition of the art* nd crafts. And
i* proviso a»>out the money is a wise one. for
;:« thrifty workers are not at ill bashful
tbast their prices, and any visitor who brings
r.j i link change, thinking to pick up a few
:^"j things for ~i) cuts or ~~> cents or $1,
T'Tii best take the next train out of town.
::-::j\ inexpensive trinkets are not to be pur
•j_sed there, for it is a place where ibstantiala
sn Ac right of way.
/. ssar-s as though the shadow of Beld'a
-yiustnry, -with its Woody Indian massacres
3d ftern Puritanism, was still over the little
■«n. The relics of those early days are every
:.tre ia the town an<:s are as much points of in
-"Tv as the arts and crafts work. There is the
-jt hcrssp, -which was built in lUJJS. and til*
Ec of John Williams, who was the Srsl settled
isier, and who, with hi? family, was apt
r»i by th«- Indians. Thi.-' house was built in,
"v There is the little riv..r winch goes bub
~4 aiorg under the name of I >k»o Brook,
■". thtn one runs across a bowlder with the
-'T.ptios, "A liberty pok- was erected ere by
-^.as m 1774." Deerfield str<— •. which is a
~: :r. itself, with its mammoth rim and oak
*a oettins in a v.i'j..- arch, is lined with old
faa! hocs^s which n-vi-al tn-asures in the
'•7 of antique wallpaper, oldtime furniture.
aetM aoorways v:. i deep windows. But
*.r. r w not all to br er.tered. Oh, no; one
■^■- Save a formal invitation, an on a particu
"} fine specimen of Colonial architecture was
t-^st -^s house is not on exhibition."
Ti cake ttrai^ht for the hnus.-» of the Misses
!|T,«ad Prances Allen is the first impulse
«4 seizes the piigrim to Deerfield. for re
* e»£ gout- abroad of photographs "made
;'' * a painter would make them- and of
.^ U! ChiW Bludi^. with all the atmos
•^ahich a painter gives'. Hut how to reach
j-*?*^ Th " fißlt Person accosted sayß,
■'If 7 ' ,' Oh - yeE - IJIf ' Aliens live on the «treet."
.T^ i= an way.
tl^H 1 BUvttr ' ask s the visitor timidly.
s?r«.t," is the
J "PJy- Somewhat abashed, the vis-
M^V-YOUK DATLY TRir.rXE. SUNDAY. AT'OFST 5. 1906.
MEW OF A VALLEY IN ORR'S -KINGDOM" IN SOUTHERN LUZON.
itor makes no more inquiries of this person,
but stops a benevolent looking old man. "How
will I know when I get to the Misses Allen's
Tho benevolent lix>king man considers serious
ly "Why It's a wooden house. It's a-a-a—why
it's an old house."
"liui I thought thore were twenty or more
old bouses in Deerfield." falters the visitor.
Attain the benevolent man considers. "I'll
n-11 y..u how you will know it.' 1 be s^.ys con
fidently; "it has an air about it."
This direction has to suffice and tho "house
with an air about it" is at last hunte.l down.
It proves to have not only an "air about
it." but in it. for it is a wonderful specimen
of the Colonial bouse, with a fin.- old dining
room with antiqu« fireplace and panelled walls.
On tables are strewn such pictures as seen
impossible to the camera, and one almost de
mands to see the Misses Allen make such photo
graphs on the spot before he is convinced that
they are actually produced mechanically.
Almost directly across from the Aliens is a
low, one story white building which some one
says is the "Village Room," where the vilage
industries are being exhibited. This village
TWO FILIPINO GIRLS IN ORR'S "KINGDOM."
room is a rather unusual institution. It was
erected as a memorial to Miss Merriles <*.-hi!<l
intc Pratt, who was postmistress of tht- town
for twenty-five years, and it is rented to any oru.
lor the modest sum of ;H) cents. It has oiio
Continued on rishth pace.
THE OLD MILLER HOUSE, DEERFIELD, MASS.
UVLKS MALAY Kl\(,l)i>}f %
Scotch Engineer's Subjects Happy a
Busy and Healthy.
John Orr went to the Philippines fourteen
years ago; he has since that time been autocrat
of a little kingdom, as one might say. of IV.O
square miles in extent and numbering among
its subjects 500 families; his little kingdorv has
kept busily on, untouched by war.™, t holera.
famine, politics and rinderpest that have
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