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THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS IT THE
ST. LOUIS WORLD'S Fill.
The Walled Town of Manila, With its Tropical Build
ings and its Brown People, to be Shown—
Also the Savage Natives.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Dec. 21.—The little:
Filipino ii going to pi ;..r a vt-ry big pyt;
in the exposition at bit, Louis. Ample
space ha* been provided near the Agiieul
kjlural building, bordering upon a ,n«.Uy la
gfey»"- which lias been luuiuxl lii" Laguna
«|ytay-- after the largest lake n. the l'hil-
KuiMing. bordering upon .1 mode
riticfa 11.1.- been n.u.u.l llie Lagunn
■ the largest lake v th« I'lnl
islands, 't'wti bamboo bridges uiadf
5 j^^, the natives ] lead * over: tuc; lagoon
fir"' 1' entrance to the cscr.ib.t,
"■"WWffvwjue suki.ll craft of various kinds
will ply. around the banoaM for pass
engers, eiuseoes tor freight," strain,l- e«noe9
' cut out hi ,1 ' solid piece of wood almost
..' (SO lift long.' and i fishing boats. ■->;
Over the bridge* and through Ihe mass
ive gateway you go, and belwid '„ yoi.-ell
in a miniature walled city. ■ 1 :hj gates
themselves nerve as the' wax building 01
the exhibit.':' Hero; are,all; kiuds-of odd
implement* from .civilized wen
:: lions ■to t how used by the wild interior
tribes, uncouth and clumsy, but effective.
On the fiat roofs of. the walls you may
rest and look down into the spare on the
: throng of gayly dressed natives. The wo
men with string after string of beads or
animal; teeth , looped around their ■ necks,
and bead bracelet* ; wound so tight from
wrist to elbow that the arm becomes dii
figured by, swelling as i. result of their
pressure, A great many of the women,
particularly the girls and young married
women, are quite comely, besides being ex
tremely picturesque,"•,;' ;
They have golden brown skins and great,
aofe eyes, and line thick hair, which they
decorate with' red berries, bright flowers
and gay colored rags, Of course, those are
types of village women,; i"i the Filipino
" lady proper Is quite ■ grande dame, with
European attire and boarding-school man
One of the most curious mi, praisewor
thy; features of, the exhibit it the bas
relief map of the Philippine lain " Jne
in plaster by a Jesuit priest, Father Algue,
; who is equally noted as a meteorologist mid
as the inventor of man] instruments shown
in | the | oheervatory, , which is under Ins
direction. Every important feature of land
and ; water'- will Ik' m. ; clearly and faith
fully reproduced .that the onlooker will
gain from it ■ comprehensive idea of the !
"lay", of the whole country, such as could I
go "gained from no map. ■
Nearby is the Lunneta, the principal (
driveway of Manila, where the fashionable '
world enjoys the . air at ' live, < or there-'
MOTHER IN POVERTY
CLINGS TO HER BOY
Mrs. McGinnis Will Not Allow County Physician to
Take Her Afflicted Child to Hospital.
A mother in want' refused this morn
ing to allow her afflicted child to be
.taken to a hospital for treatment. Rather
tnan accept the services of the county
pnyßician, Mr-. Mctiinnia of 3121 A street
gives her child what little attention she
' She lives in a shack with her four
little ones, who are all suffering from some I
malady. The case will ; probably be laken
up by" the poor commissioner. ,
■ The police ambulance answered the call
"of the county.physician to go to tin- home
ot Sirs. McGinnis. Upon the arrival of
the'ambulance, the mother absolutely re
fused to 1 allow the child to be removed.
The physician said that the child, while
not in any great danger, is badly in need
of better care. "<■ mother is a woman
who - believes herself capable of doing
equally as well .i* a doctor and, disregard
in? the advice el the eounty_ physician,
doctors the *>re. which is a superficial
1 Woman OF THE nNGUIANBS
■ AN [QORKOTK WOMAN
3 A NKORITO. SHOWING KELA
ll\l. SIZK WITH AN OKDINAHY
lbouts, every afternoon. On your way
roe will puss ■ band stand' where 80
pieces of the .Manila constabulary will
And now, Into the Plaza de Palacio
with the Magellan monument in the cen
ter. It is formed by four buildups, all of
them reproductions of existing rti m lores
in Manila. The Srst is the Cathedral of
Manila, which will contain the ethnologi
cal exhibit. The second is of a typical
dwelling of the better class. Ii will have
an overhanging second story, but, queerest
of all, its windows are made of shells
real pinkish shells—a bout three inches
across and so nicely matched that each
forms almost a perfect square hen built
out with the framework. One would think
they would be almost opaque, but they are
quite transparent, and have the advantage
of keeping out the dreadful heat to a great
extent. This building will be devoted to
the women, and the women of -America
will be surprised to see what their little
brown sisters can do.
The third building in the Ayutamiento,
or city hall and will contain the.govern
ment exhibit on the ground Boor and have
the offices of the commission above. The
fourth building is 1 copy of the principal
normal ; .r|i. ol 111 Manila, and in it will be
some very interesting reports bs to edu
cational a,tfair» ovtr I then>, for the .Fili
pino takes to education with a nii> keen
interest, mid: a wail la going up -ill 'over
the land for teaihors and more teachers.
Now leave the plaza and strike off to
the wooded knoll on the left—the Bosque--.
where the wild tribes will live. There will
be a family or two representatives of each
of the 50 odd tribes. The commissioners
are vague .is to the exact number | that
can lie induced to appear—in other words,
caught. But the tree dwellers in their
aerial homes will surely be here, and the
fierce tgorrotea, who ore'not satisfied with
scalps alone as war trophies, but who deco
rate their villages with entire "heads,"
ghastly souvenirs of their last victory in
Beyond on the top of the hill is the
'uartel, or barracks, where the natives
i\ ill be lodged. They are living ther now,
mil a cold time they are having of it.
The Agricultural building will be filled
.vith products new and strange, made by
mplements stranger still. You may laugh
it the Filipino's roundabout methods, but
ie evolves some beautiful things which
he American desires ardently to poetess.
Fake, for instance, the rage for jiisi and
•ma cloths, various mixtures <•' «ilk and
■on. hi or pineapple fibre. Fc ...ate in
lead, : does, the girl count herself who
hrough an army relative or friend obtain*]
i gown made out of the same.
There will be several big "concessions,"
thief among which is the Moro village
rheie is no entrance fee and you may
co.nt nil) from booth to booth or into
mall shows, such as that where the sword
lance will be performed. You may also
ice there a group of religious fanatics, In
militants of southern Mindanao. There
vi 11 be a Vis.nan village with some queer
ittle dwarf people, two of them twin-, a
>rother and sister.
A huge greenhouse is filled with the most
u'autiful tree ferns, ami $50.(XX) will be
ixpended on the gorgeous orchids of the
•hilippines alone. CAROLINE BEAN:
ulcer on the leg, with fat pork and oil.
The house contains very little furniture.
The little children are compelled to sleep
on the Boor. Kvery child in the family
except the eldest is ai'tli< ted in some way.
On« of, the other three is suffering from
blood poisoning, used by ronnl a
splinter into its foot, and the other two
nave sever* colds. The eldest boy is sjiid
to be'a brakemun on the Northern . Pa
cific, running from Tacnma to Klma. The
county physician claims that these people
ought not to be charges of the county,
M . the pay of a brakeman if he work*
steadily ia mifticicnt to ;supply their
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An effort is being made to get the ex
tension of the electric light system on
Kast Thirtieth street before Christmas.
TV city, engineer believes the work will
be finished by, that titnie. '
THE TACOMA TIMES
COLE YOUNGER IS THE
MEEKEST OF BANDITS
i.l.i •< SUMMIT, Mo., Dec. 00.-Cole
Younger, the pardoned bandit, has settled
down here among his old neighbors and '
sympathizers and is leading a quiet, bu
colic existence. Since releaaud from the
Minneio-a penitentiary Younger, excepting '
when connected with a wild west show, j
hag been looking for something to do, "I
would like to be I stockman in west i
Texas," he said* "but have not the
Trey." ■ '
For burns or teaJda nothing is more
soothing than the white of an egg, which
may be poured over the wound. It is ,
softer as a vyj-nish for a burn than ■
It is an interesting fact that, chemically,
milk and grapi juice are almost identical,
and that the nutritive qualities of both
are alinoutt tin game, a pint of each being
equivalent to at least 1 pound of meat.
. It i child has swallowed anything sharp,
Jfke i pin or a needle, do not given purga
tive, but get the-child to eat freely of
Mict pudding, or anything of that nature,
which will embed 'the object, and so pre
vent its injuring tin' child's inside .
A simple and infallible remedy for heart
burn is to take'half a tumbler of cold
water into which has been added half a
teajpoonlul of carbonate of soda; squeeze
the juice of a small piece of lemon, and
drink while effervescing.
The following old-fashioned recipe will
drive away dandruli: First boU in a
<■in- j.n. stood in ■ pan ot hot water,
half a pint of rosewater and oni'-fourth
ounce of imitTufma wood, Let this stand
till cold, then add a small wineglass of
alcohol anil one drop of pearlash. Apply
to the scalp once daily.
WASHINGTON, I). C— fkplorera who
have failed for tio long to find the
:.mtli pole miiilit K'rt its location from
ilie S.mta daua letteri sent to the dead
Idler' office. Confiding youngster* write
letten by the handrad to tneir patron
■tint every year and ■com oi them ad-
him at tlic north pole. Some even
indicate its location.
"North Pole, Above Iceland,*! was the
particular address of one child anxious
that its missive should not go astray.
"North Pole, Back of the North Wind,"
was the very specific direction given the
mail man by a boy who wanted to be
sure of the delivery of his letter.
From the time of the first frost until
after Christinas appeals to Santa Claus,
laboriously written by baby hands, drift
into the dead letter office. They come
from the big cities and the backwoods, and
from every lection of the country. They
pass at last into the hand* of Mrs. Patti
Lyle Collins, a wonderfully keen little
woman in charge of a branch of the dead
letter oflice. Mrs. Collins displays mar
velous ability in setting right improperly.
and partially addressed letters, but the
Santa CiaUa epistles are beyond her pow
ers. Even when it is plainly indicated
that he lives at "Fairy Land, "North
Polo." amonn the "iceberg* of Greenland,"
in New York, London or Paris, she can
not see to the delivery of these letters.
Mention of her name in connection with
tile letters has given some of the children
the notion that she is Mrs. Santa Clan-.
Only a few day* ago a letter addressed to
her at "Washington. D. C," came from
a yearning soul at Sherman, 'lex. Her
appeal read: , ".",
"Dear Santa Clans: I am a little girl
way down here in Texas, and I have
been in bad health for a, long time, and
this winter I fell downstairs and broke
my leg and it was six weeks before 1 could
walk, and now it is weak, and I can't walk
very far. My papa is in bad health, too,
and has made poor crops, arid, dear Santa,
I want a trioickle so very bad to ride to
school on. Could you get word to Old
Santa Clans some way to get me one and
send it to me. 11 am nine year old and I
will love you. oh. so good! and send you
some Texas Pecans if yon will tell Santa
to bring me a trieirklo. Yours fondly.
"BERNICE PARKER "
On a number of occasions. Mrs. Collins
says, he has received request* from rich
people asking for the Santa Clans letters
of the cities in which they live. Postal
regulations have required the denial of
these requests. The rule that the con
tents of letters shall rot be made public is
enforced at the dead letter office as strict
ly in the case of childish scrawls to Santa
Claus as to any other. Postmasters often
give them out for publication, but that
has not beet) done at the general office
here for three years. _-■ i
Girls invariably want dolls., Boys yearn
for sleds,: soldiers, tire engines and rub
ber boots. Both make general requests for j
I JtioW We %seli r urntture *so Cheap?
We Are Often Asked the Question
How We Sell Furniture so Cheap?
jdUfagj*. Our Expenses
A( t^ "Very Lobv
TM| H^^^KMH • . ron Beds, up from $2.75 Oak Suits, up from $14.00
8 ™J^^pt Sideboards, up from $11.0.) Dining Tables, up from $4.00
v Morris Chairs, up from 8.00 Chairs, up from 50c
8: WHITE SEWING MACHINES—A handsome Christmas gift. New; not second- ' .
Q hand, up from $20.00, ___ _ #
V LAMPS—We have a large assortment of Fancy Lamps, and are closing them rr ■» ATJrCsfTC
X out at a very close margin. • , •» m --, —_ — -
8 -,■.■,•:•■■ "■: ■ ■ •■••■■:. •,..,.;,,■„., ;•• X/Otl to Call
« ' A fine assortment of oak and reed Rockers, up from $1.50. . *"^ ', ~.-.w. -^^ »•>• »
I*sird's-T!: ye Maple Writing Desks, Miple Suits, A Splendid Assortment of C* 'V^l
douches, Oak Hall Trees. Oak and Bircl's-Eye . Stands up from $1.25 *3 66 \JXJLf
Kitchen Queens at $2.50. ||| '»% f^^ • C* tf» Clfld
HARDWARE—"Rogers' 1847" Silverware at astonishingly low prices. * *"* '*** '
CARVING SETS—We have a fine line of Cutlery, and last, but not least, 'tr 'j^ \^ # —^ J #
the celebrated Hanquet Range, which makes a very fine gift, and the V"» A^lZC6*f~:\
longer it is used the more it will be appreciated. i L—^"^i——««™»^_. — «« — «2
W. W. Myers 4x£L Co.
Dealers in Hardware and Furniture. ■
Phone James 2576 1021 and 1023 So. 11th -Street
A CHRISTMAS KID
By Edmund Vance Cooke.
'Member once, lens; time ago, 'most a month, I
Gram says, "Wou'.d you want more pie?" en course
I tol' her, •'Yes."
En pa says, "Grarnmaw, don't you know the chil'
has had two slices.
'Sides the fruit en puddin' en a help or two of ices?"
So I didn't git tin more, en I wisht, 1 did,
I could be a man en eat. 'stead of just a kid.
'Member once—suppose it must of been the Fourth
Pa was shootin' rockers off. clean up to the sky,
N'l says, "Lemme shoot 'em, pa," en ma, she gasps
her breath, I
En says, £You mustn't let the child! he'll ourn
„ hisselttq death!"
, En pa say^; "Too bad, son, but we must walk the
i ;T Jt'■•wer'4're bid!" '^.v^ *'':/'
\ En thenj^yjaht i was a man, 'stead of just a kid.
•Member once a great, big feller took away my sled.
Hit me right here, on the nose, en it blert 'n bled.
He was 'most the biggest boy, I bet, you ever r—.;
Hollar giunt. he was, twict agin as big as me.
En ever' time he passed our house, I run away 'n'
En wisht 1 was a giunt, too, 'stead of j-st a kid.
'Member lots o' times 1 wis-ht 'at I cmld be growecl
En drink real tea ter supper out o' pa's big mus
En have a nickel fer my own self ever' sincln "'-> v.
With no one savin', "Course it's yours, but lomnie
put it 'way."
En no one askin' where 1 am en what it -vac I did.
But Chris'mas time I'm glad I ain't a man. but
jusl a kid.
'Member last year's Cnris'mas, how old Santy come
Such a stack 1 couldn't tell half the things I got.
A railroad, en a jumpin' frog, a wagon en a goat,
En ma, she only got a dfmon' brooch 'n' sealskin
O, yes, I got some club skates, too, en went right
out 'n' slid
En was so glad I wasn't growed..but only just a kid.
'Member once, one Chris'mas, pa, he fetched some
things fer ma.
En ma had went down town en bought some other
things fer pa. * <
En they give 'em to each other; en I was so sorry,
I ' 'cause
It showed that they was bad en dassent have no
It almost makes me cry sometimes a-wonderin'
what they did.
En ain't I glad I ain't growed up, bat only Just a
toys. Girls sometimes express gratitude,
but boys never do. With the latter there
is a positive statement of their goodnes-i
and almost a demand for the things want
ed. One little girl sent some pressed
- for Santa Clans with her re
quest. A characteristic of practically all
the letters is the disposition to look out
for No. 1. The youthful authors seem
to feel that everyone should make his
own deal with Santa Claus. Rarely is any
request made in behalf of parents, brothers
or sisters. Sometimes, at the end of a
long list of things asked for by the author
is the general request that Santa might
bring "something" for sister or brother..
but "they don't want much."
The queerest request this year cairur
from a littla girl in the west, who asku£
only for a toothbrush.
In the letter Santa Claus is misspelled
in all conceivable ways. Many of the srt
ra printed, indicating the author"*
primary class training. Baby scrawl cmly
md in some ol the letters. These
little ones know that their mothers can
read their writing and seem to think that
S,int a Claus should be able to do as well.
Joseph .Lunberg died at a. local hospital
! yesterday from a complication of diseases.
I The body will be ■hipped to tsumner for
imem. .... ..
FIRE ENGINE TESTED
The new tire engine that the city re
cently bought has established a record
that appears almost incredible. This fine
fiece of mechanism was timed recently
and in 5 minutes and 2 seconds cold
water was raised to the boiling point in
CALENDARS AND HOLIDAY SOUVENIRS
L^rge Assortment to SeJeet From.
GEORGE H. BERRY, Stationer. 919 PACIFIC AVENUE.
Ihe commissioner of public works will
receive bids between 9 and li a. m. De
cember 24th for grading South N street
from tlie center line of South Fourteenth
street to the center line of South Six
teenth street. This will also include lay
ing a cement sidewalk with plank curb-
It is appropriate that Tacoma's new
paper should contain something about
Tacoma's newest grocery and dairy gtore.
It was opened one week ago today at 1105
Commerce street by the Moody Mercantile
company. Fixtures, stock, cash policy
and prices are new. They have some fine
lines of goods which have not been han
dled recently in the city, such as "Pre
ferred Stock" canned fniits. vegetables
and fish, smoked meats and unsalted but
ter. Their prices on butter, eggs and
cheese are the lowest in town, while the
quality is the best. Call and see them *••
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 21.-A
treasury department circular has been
issued declaring that the iiew rates of
duty miner the Cuban reciprocity bill be
come operative at 12 o'clock on the morn
ing ol December 27th.
A Northern Pacific diver and a force
oi nan are retiring the Korthern Pacific
drawbridge at Fifteenth street.
Ollard Brothers' tug Manner left for
1011 Townsend yesterday morning. She
ha* been chartered by the government
as a tender.
iiie fishing steamer Edith, due from
the halibut banks la.st Wednesday, is not
in yet. Bad weather is thought to have
Ihe collier Edith is at the Electric
bunkers taking on her usual cargo of
Black Diamond coal. She will probably
feel away tonight for San Francisco.
Ihe French ship Colonel Villeboia
Aicteius, from Port Elizabeth, arrived ye B
tenlay in tow of two tugs.
\ he boatmen report nasty weather down
the Sound. Saturday night the tug Falcon
hao a disagreeable time coming up with
a Iniisiins lighter from Port Townsend.
R. E. Anderson & Co.
117 Eleventh St.,
TACOMA, - WASH.
Deg,e & /Iftilner,
We Carry the
Most Complete Line of
J In the State,
1110-1112 Pacific Aye.,