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, -J! B -L? ? ? ? ? 11)0 "flilioclii Missions in the Philippine n T^/-i tV?^? Nativ UV/ A-/ V_/ Hi A * w? n ? Protestants L r.Y WM. T. Kf.US. cropyrlght, 19?>7. by Joseph I*. ttoulos.) MANILA, P I ?"There are no knockers -.-.Un ?ri?a ??-> Phi. inr?inos." ThllS ni Hfi - , , a Manila newspaper man colloquially diagnosed the missionary situation In the isInnds. My own investig.itions verified this opinion: The criticism of missions anil mis- , slonaries which Is so general in the port j cities of the f.ir east is conspicuous for Its absence in Manila. The missionaries appear to be on the best of terms with everybody. from the governor general down. One of the most popular dinner clubs In the city Is the Quill Club, to which most of the prominent nit-n In Manila belong, and ? ??%-?!-?? \ missionsrjps. WIHtu waa uigau^ru i-j * ?. Not until the recent visit of Dr. Charles Cuthbert Hall and Secretary Lloyd of the Protestant Episcopal board, when they were quests of the club, was anything like a religious topic even treated in the afterdinner speeches. This suggests a notable fact about the l'hii.ppine missionaries. The man is not swallowed up In the minister. 60 far as I met them personally. I found the missionaries sharing the characteristics of most of the other Americans in the Is iantis?sirv'i't;, st-uaivic, oj u.h<lv>.vu perlously engaKtil in tiie business of mttkIng thu btst nation possible out of the Filipinos. * * * Inasmuch as the Roman Catholic Church has l>e?-n In the islands for 300 year9. and most of the natives are, at least nominally, members of that communion, I expected to find bitterness and acrimony between the Roman Catholics and the Protestants. But *u:" V.?-? nnon <-? *-> .-1 f AI- torn rooaiina lino ic? nvi v.iio v aov, onu i vi > ? uwno. The lirst Is that the Protestant missionaries have worked with tact and quietness and have endeavored to avoid arousing antagonisms and sectarian bitterness. The second Is that the old church organization has its hands full with the Agiipay schism, which claims not only more than 2.00,0110 adherents, but also a large part of the church property In the islands. This question Is now being fought out in the courts. In the meantime the two wings of catnoiicism are manifesting no lime Bitterness toward each other. Archbishop Agiils, the apostolic delegate, could not find terms with wtiich to characterize Agllpay when I broached the matter to him. And from what I could ascertain I suspect that he is pretty nearly correct in regarding Agllpay as a selfish schemer, an opportunist and a politician. Aglipay, who rose to power on the tide of opposition to the friars, merely represents the Idea of revolt against old and evil conditions. He seems to stand for nothing?or rather for inything and everything?in a theological way. In one district he professes himself as steadfastly devoted to all the historic teachings and practices of Rome: in another he Is practically a Protestant, attacking church rites and distributing Bibles. So bitter Is the strife between the Roman nathollcs and the Aglipayans that neither pays much attention to the Protestants, who go unmolested on their way. adding great numbers to the Frotestant cnurcnea Many recruits, I am told, come to the missionaries from the Aglipayan fold, having discovered the unsatisfactory condition of the latter. Not a few of the earliest adherents of the Protestant missionaries became such from political motives; anything to show rebellion against the Spanish friars. Many of these early fell away, but some have become intelligent workers in the Protestant churches. * * * A further word should be written concerning the Roman Catholic Church in the Islands before passing on to the distinctively missionary propaganda. It is to be borne in mind that the superiority of the Filipino to the Asiatic?and h<* undoubtedly Is superior to Japanese. Chines?, Malay or Indian?is due to the civilizing Influence of the Koman Catholic Church. That the United States has been able to do more for the Islands politically in less than ten years than Great Britain has done for India In a hundred years must largely be credited to t V.a r>Vi!irr>h Vi t KrnntrVit t hu h^iliriinAo Aiif of savagery. With the abuses that crept Into the church in the islands this article is not concerned, but it must be pointed out that It was not against the American type of Roman Catholicism that the Filipinos revolted. On all sides It is agreed that the church In the Islands should be brought up to the American standard. Concerning the handful of American priests who have gone %.kj mr t. o, i iK-aiu 'nny ju am*', iruin ? Monsignor Agius down to the civilian "man of the street." There Is a great need for more. Falling this, the church authorities look with most hopefulness to the present movement for the education of young Filipinos to the priesthood In the I'nlted States. I^ack of suitable priests is the chief need of the church in the Islands, In order to remedy conditions which cannot exist in the light of the lncreasinly circulated newspapers, of widespread popular education. and of a steadily growing American spirit. Next comes the need for the rehabilitation of church edifices, which are iiii *ii a i uiuuu^ vunuiimii us a. rt'SUIl OI the war. Apparently none of the money paid by the American government to the friars for their lands is being used for the churches In the Islands. * * * A peculiar situation was created in Manila by the advent of so many American rnun. mostly Protestants. In behalf of these, churches have been established In Manila by the Presbyterians, Protestant KpUcopallans, Methodists and Disciples. All of these are centers of vigorous religious lnflu?nces. Dr. S. B. Rossiter. the Prosbyterian pastor, has won for himself an enviable place in the life of It.shop iirent of the Episcopal Church is TO RESTORE HOLY ROOD. ? 40.000 Said to Have Been Guaranteed for the Purpose. ? A s'.:!n of ?40.?X)0, or about $2110,000, is said to have been guaranteed for the purpose of restoring the venerable plk- of the Abbey C'hurch of the Holy Rood, adjoining the royal palace of the same name, a little outside Edinburgh. Holy Rood dates from the twelfth century. The exact y?-ar is uncertain, but II^n in generally accepted as approximate. According to the legend King David I, who was hunting In the neighboring forest, was attacked by a stag, which had been j brought to bay by the hunting party, lie was thrown to the ground by the furious animal and was in Imminent danger of death. Suddenly, says the Rosary Magazine, a erosa ar..se troin tho Kf?>un?l between the torra of the beast and the monarch, a d the stag. affrighted, fled. The cross remained on the spot Its material substance was a mystery to those who examined It. The occurrence was looked upon as miraculous. In gratitude to heaven the king ordained that a shrine should arise on the ground adjacent, lie decreed that It be called the Church of the Holy Hood, nnd gave It In the care of the canons regular of St. Augustine. ?. What remains of the abbey is called the Cnapel Royal. It is only a fragment of the old build leg, but In yet considerable. The :rs" Clierc. :s Get a Good Word, and res?Catholics and )o Not Clash. by all classes regarded as one of the great men of the islands. The Methodist pastor ts a young man and newcomer, but the church is a popular one. Dr. Homer I Stunz's return to the states because of ilines? removed a forceful personality from the Philippines. The Episcopalians have built St. Mary's and St. John's Cathedral, the finest modern ecclesiastical structure In Manila. An adjunct of this is the Columbia Club, a handsomely equipped clubhouse, run on liberal and gentlemanly lines by the members. and having about It no taint of patronage or thj eleemosynary spirit. Its members are men from all walks in life. It differs from other high-grade clubs chiefly in that gambling and drinking are tabooed. Altogether it is by far the most successful Institution of the sort I have ever seen. Bishop Brent has fifteen workers associated with him, and services for Americans are maintained in several places. The distinctively missionary work of the church has been almost wholly confined to the non-Christian tribes. * * * Some interesting statistics concernina the American men in Manila were recently gathered by the Young Men's Christian As sedation. Of the 3,482 American young men in Manila, 83 1-3 per cent are unmarried. Of the total number. 3ol have Filipino wives or live with Filipino women. The others are distributed as follows: Five hundren and sixty-five are living in American homes; 627 are living: in messes; 813 are rooming in Filipino families; 20tt are living in hotels; 862 are soldiers, 61 are in Billbid prison. Apparently the average American does not find the atmosphere of the islands conducive to churchgoing. A count was made, upon a recent Sunday, of all the American mtn in attendance upon the city's twenty churches, Roman Catholic and Protestant, and the aggregate number was found to be 416. At the Columbia Club were 81 and at the Luneta sacred concert were 89C1. Over against these 892 (among whom were doubtless many duplicates) who were under relicriAI'D j-\ V* 4 'ti- V? / .1 , .f/\ rm n ' ' inHilAna.lo rnn Ka tigiuuo xji n uutrowuic jiuiuruura, in?.j i/o placed the count of l.tSKj in attendance upon base ball Barnes, races, etc. At two similar resorts where the count could not be made, the estimated number was 250 more. This does not mean that Manila is an immoral city; in truth. I was amazed at the quietness and orderliness of it. and at the manifestly high character of the people. So far as I could ascertain, the attacks upon the morality of Americans In the Philippines have been cruel exaggerations. While they apparently do not lean strongly to churehg-olng. the men of Manila jet manifest un alert Interest in the n.uiai ncuaic oi me uny. i ne uroject 10 build a hundred-thousand-dollar Young Men's Christian Association building-, with lodging* for a hundred men. was made a civic matter, and pushed through enthusiastically. The Y. M. C. A., by the way, was the first Protestant agency at work in the Islands, and Its splendid service for the soldiers, now supplemented by work for civilians, has continued to this day, winning warmest praise in all quarters. * * * The first outstanding fact concerning the distinctively missionary work of the Islands by the Protestant churches is the plan of co-operation which was lately adopted. Profiting by the experience of other mission fields, the denominations early got together to apportion the territory,- so that duplication and conflict might be avoided. In or ut-r aiso to present a united front for Protestantism, a common name?"Evangelical churches"?was adopted in place of the varied and confusing denominational appellations. From the first there have been substantial unity and co-operation among the missionaries, who are. as already indicated, a superior body of sensible, capable men. In the division of the islands among the denominations, the Methodists have the greater part of Luion, north fit Manila, and the Prt-sbyterlans the southern portion of the same islands as well as four other islands. The Disciples of Christ also have four stations in the most northerly part of Luzon. Since 11)00 the Baptists have occupied Negros, northern and southern Panay and the Island of Komblon. with seventeen missionaries and seventy native congregations. Congregatioralists are located on the Island of Mindanao, where they work in rloup pA-nt?pro?ii%*> *,.!* u. *1? n.iii Iim MTV *3Sbyterlans. The Episcopalians have a work for the pagan Igorrotes, and also for the Chinese. Methodists likewise have a mission among the Chinese. The United Brethren are strongly established about San Fernando. Spiritualists and Christian Scientists have work in Manila. The total Protestant membership of the Islands, reported to the Evangelical X'nlon. last year, was 15.000, exclusive of 10,000 probationers recorded In tha Methodist ("hurch. The last fPirrfd body Is witnessing an extraordinary growth; with only nine Americans engaged in the Filipino work, It now reports, according to Rev. M. A. Kader, presiding elder, no less than 18,000 members. Including probationers. A curious fact about its congregations and those of the other missions is that twothirds of them are men. and of their num ber three-quarters are young men. There are 300 licensed native workers In the Methodist Church, only" a few of whom receive any financial assistance. This characteristics of Independence and self-support runs through all the Protestant missions. The great bulk of their churches, throughout the islands has been built by the natives themselves. Educational and eleemosynary effort on the part of the missions Includes the Pres byterian hospitals at Ilollo and Demaguete and the Slliiman Industrial Institute for Boys at the latter place, the Protestant Kplscopal Dispensary and Settlement House in Manila, the Methodist hospital and schools, the Jaro Industrial School of the Baptists with about 300 students, and various training schools for native workers and periodical religious publications maintained by the different denominations. portion formed the nave of the great abbey. Its walla are lofty, its windows tali and its western door of generous proportions. The carving is rich, though not florid. The tombs within the abbey wall3 include those of King David I. King James II (of Scotland). King James V and his queen. Magdalen; Henry, Lord Darnley and many other members of the Scottish nou in. .. nrm-A nf fa n rit ivlthin DIIll} . i lie ui the abbey lnclosure. but in a passage leading to the quadrangle of the palace. The Saint of Elba. From the I.ondoa Telegraph. On the island of Elba there lately died a man named Melant, who, although a millionaire. had for many years lived as a guest In a peasant's family. He had, It seems, completely lost his memory, and had certainly forirut ton that Via uraq an I rich. He always lived as a poor man, passing his time In meditation and prayer, so tliat the fishers of the island regarded him as a saint. M. Melanl bequeathed everything he had to his kindhearted hosts, who, as can easily be understood, were surprised beyond measure when they heard how rich their former guest had been. At Fistoja. in Tuscany, M. Melanl owned a magnificent mansion, which had been kept closed since 1856. On opening the house after the owner's death It was found that all the furniture and artistic objects had disappeared, nobody knows how or when. r \ | , f , jjj - v GEORGETOWN OLDE1 The Bvangelleal Lutheran Church of Georgetown Is one of the most interesting, fpnm o n liiotAri/ml nnint r?f vioa* in t V>?? T"l!o. trlct of Columbia. In 17U9 Col. Charles Beatty ?et apart for the use of the German Lutherans who had settled along the banks of Rock creek the lot on the northwest corner of Wisconsin avenue and Volta place, "provided that they would build on It within a reasonable time a house of worship, which would conduce to diffuse piety, to enhance the value of his property and to 10 Rev. Luther Hess Waring. adorn his addition to Georgetown." Georgetown was then a part of Frederick county. ?_ ' t'i-4?i-t - * Qoluaahlfl olaj Appelstein ana Mr. nice. The following Jewish societies will be represented: The Washington Hebrew Congregation, the B'nal Zion Association, the Ohave-Sholom Congregation, the Young People's Union of Zion, the District of Columbia Lodge, I. O. B. A., the Graca Aquilar Lodge, X. O. B. B.. and the Adath M'l.i a9 H1C LJ IQlllUt u L \^viuiuwtu ii .. . T created until three decades later. The first building erected on this lot for a house of worship was a plain log one. For some years Interments were made In the church yard, but practically all of the bodies have since been disinterred and removed. In the absence of Lutheran theological seminaries In the United States In the eighteenth and the early part of the nineteenth centuries this struggling little FAREWELL RECEPTION TO RABBI LOEB The United Hebrew Congregations, together with the other Jewish associations of this city, will tender a mrcBcu tioti to Rabbi Julius T. I?eb on his departure from Washington for his new post at Atlanta, Ga. The reception will be held at Pythian Temple, Monday, July 29, from 7:30 to 10:30 o'clock p.m. Rabbi Loeb will then deliver his parting address, and will leave Washington the same night on the 11 o'clock train, via Southern railway. Friends are respectfully Invited to attend. No cards will be sent to any addr?*. Those in charge of the arrangements are: Isaac L. Blout, president Washington Hebrew Congregation, who will preside at reception; B. HofTenberg, Jacob Rosenthal. S. Gordon. M. Korraan, J. Wolf. H. Ehrlich, S. Cohen. Paul Harmel, S. Atlas, M. Kann, A. C. Bobys, M. Kammarow, Joseph L. Topper, Falk Harmel, Nathan Cohen, Morris FroilichofT, WJUiam Hornsteln, Mr. ??mmmmmmaammnmummmm I " Xv:'' ' v.- . ^ :%\\-'^':<x.X'V:>.:^^^^^^^HB ^T^yj r; v,,i,|j|m",,.i 'umw.'i'pf in * ' * mm^mmmmmmmmggggmmmm CHURCH THIRTY R THAN DISTRIC' congregation had to look for ministers trained abroad. Its first century's existence was a broken and Interrupted series of short pastorates and supplies. Tradition declares that this church was at one time under the care of Rev. Peter Muhlenberg of Woodstock, Va., the fighting parson ofrevolutionary renown. Washington is alleged to have worshiped here. For a time an Episcopal clergyman served the congregation. It is recorded that Dr. Balch, the founder of Presbyterianism in Georgetown, preached his first sermon in the Lutheran 1 log church in 1780. * * In 1S29 the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed, on appeal, the action of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia and county of Washington, enjoining alleged disturbance of the congregation's use, enjoyment and possession of this prop erty. and granting general relief. In delivering the opinion of the Supreme Court Justice Story said, referring to the first sixty years of this church's history (17t>li1829>: "The Lutherans have constituted but a small number in the town of Georgetown; they have not been able, therefore, to maintain public worship constantly in the house so erected, during the whole period; and sometimes It has been intermitted for a considerable length of time. But efforts have been constantly made, so far as practicable, to keep together a congregation, to use the means of divine worship and to support public preaching. The house, however, in consequence of inevitable decay, fell down some time ago; the exact period of which, j however, does not appear; but it seems to ! have been more than forty years after Its | first erection. Kfforts have since beet; made ! to rebuild it. but hitherto they have not been successful." * ^ ill About forty years ago the congregation adopted the use of the English language exclusively, a new start was made with a dozen members and the present building was constructed. The cornerstone of this third church?for a second one had been built about 1835? was laid September 2; 1867, by the Grand Ixidge, Free and Accepted Masons, with the use of the historic "Washington gavel." After a short pastorate by Rev. John J. Suman. Rev. George A. Nlxdorff served the congregation more than a score of years. He was succeeded by Rev. Stanley Hillhelmer. who took charge In October, 1894. when the congregation numbered scarcely Israel Congregation, late charge of Rabbi I Loeb. | } ?v Bfe ? , W^-'* ' 1 gjM m M I ^ mt - ^>'T Rabbi Loeb. ijS ^ '' it III IIIIIIBIIIIIBIIIIIM YEARS r OF COLUMBIA more than a score of communicant members. During his ten years' service the church property was much improved and the membership steadily increased by bhe addition of sixty-seven new names. Mr. Rillheimer was succeeded by Rev. D. B. Floyd, D. D., who served about six months during l!Vi5 and resigned to accept a professorship in Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa. Rot. Luther Hess Waring, M. A., has been in charge of the work since March 1, lie has received thirty-six new members in the past fourteen months. A par- i lsh paper Is Issued. The constantly increasing force of workers Is more active than ever before. A new churcii building fund that has be?n started Is growing at a rapid rate and the loyal membership Is enthusiastic aB to the outlook. * * * As one of the means to Increase this building fund, a lawn fete will be held on the church lawn, corner Wisconsin avenue and Volta place, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings of this week. Monday night will be church night; Tuesday night will b; for the Junior Order United American Mechanics; Wednesday night will be for the Improved Order of Red Men, and Thursday night will be for the electric railway men. Music will be furnished the first three nights by the Industrial Homo School Band and Thursday night by the Washington Railway and Klectric Company's Employes' Band. The general public is also welcome every night. The committee in charge of tihe fete is oi jonn a. iserryman, chairman; Mrs. IX. G. Wagner. Mrs. George W. Allen. Mrs. William Scrivener. Mrs. Henry F. Kunkel, Mrs. John S. Berryman, Mrs. William N. Richardson and Charles lister Blessing. * * * The officers of the church are the following: KIders, Henry F. Kunkel. Philip Ambrose Moyer and John F. Darcey; deacons, Henry G. Wagner, William A. Pettis, Morris H. Walmer, D. V. S.; John 3. Berryman and Charles Lester Blessing; trustees, Henry O. Wagner, John S. Berryman and Ellas S. Walmer. D. V. 8. Up ?j ' ' ? . ?aj iu6 icuciveu ins u. a. and >1. A. degrees from the George Washington University of this city, graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pa., took a. year at Harvard and several years at Lelpslc and Berlin. He Is also an author and lecturer. Should Ministers Keep Dogs? Vpmn ?.? r? * - luc I'liilun1 AQTCTlIBPr. A certain minister once delivered a sermon of only ten minutes' duration?a most unusual thing for him. Upon the conclusion of his remarks, the minister added: "I regret to Inform you. brethren, that my dog, who appears to be particularly fond of paper, this morning ate that portion of my sermon that I have not delivered." After the service the clergyman was met at the door bjr a man who, as a rule, attended divine service In another parish. Shaking the good man by the hand, he said: "Doctor, I should like to know whether that dog of yours has any pups. If so, I want to get one to give to my minister." "Genial Southern Climes.'' From the London Telepraph. I met an American artist and his wife recently who live In Paris, but like to get away from the bad weather there in the winter. This year they had been In Egypt and found It cold. They had gone to Sicily, but had got no farther than Palermo because of washouts on the railroad. "Where will you go next winter?" I asked. "To America, and remain in a comfortable, steam-heated house, no traveling about In search of that will-o'-the-wisp? a genial southern clime.' " In a discussion in the hoqse of parliament relative to the danger of cordite, Mr. Haldane said that he had a walking stick made of this explosive which he had otten carried Into the cloak room of parliament. Ipopc leai Has Taken Up Study Sii Tntprpstincr Phnrrh Racial Cablpjfram to The Star. ROME, July 27.?In connection with th visit 1o the pope the other day of tti Right Rev. Monsignor O'Riordan. rector o the Iiish College, an Interesting story 1 told. This stiirv was brought out bv th fact that a reference to the state of th Catholics In France called forth severa expressions of sadness and regret. An the interesting part of the story is that th pope has learned to spe.ak French an knows all that is said to him in that lan guage. He does not assume to be a fluen French scholar, but he knows enough abou the language to answer all practical pur poses. Tf nra n At nn Ml tVia rrti?Kl n Virnl/n Atlt it noo 11 <_? L Ulllil luc kl vuuic L/I vi?\; wuv w tween the holy see and the French gov ernment that Pope Pius X really took u the study of French In earnest. He ha proved an apt though not an extra-ordiriar F'-holar and naturally will always cling t the Italian and the Latin. And though h does not encourage his visitors to talk 1 this language In his presence. It would no be safe for any diplomat, or any visitor fo frhflt tnnttor to tnkp rftfiipp In French UDOl the theory that his holiness would not un derstand. In this connection one thinks of the lncl dent which occurred at one of the genera congregations held after the death of L.e XIII. when one of the French cardinal found himself next to a foreign cardlna whom he did not know and with whom h entered Into conversation. The Frencl cardinal, speaking in French, said: "You eminence is doubtless an archbishop li Italy. In what diocese?" "I do not spea: T* 1- ' 1? ~-a * I. ~ ~4 W Kalian X r?, r reilL'II, I ^piltru LilC Wliitl Ill 11U111411, <>> then the conversation went on In Latir "In what diocese are you archbishop?' said his French eminence. "I am pa triarch of Venice," replied the Italian "You are not then 'papabile' " (or fit to the papacy), said his eminence of France "because a pope must know how to speal French." The meek and Kentle Italian car dinal, the pious patriarch of Venice, re plied to this: "No, I am not 'papabile, your eminence, and I thank God for it.' Of course neither of the ecclesiastics fo one moment thought that this cardinal wh did not speak French would become the su preme pontiff of the Catholic Church ani probably "the man who did not speal French" dreamed of It less than the othei * * * The fact that the Italian government ha consented to return the celebrated cope o of Ascoll-Plceno to that city maJres a de scrlptlon of this particular fabric of in terest to all Americans. For it will be re membered that Mr. J. Plerpont Morgar the American millionaire and collector o works of art, purchased this remarkabl specimen of the textile fabrics of Italy fo a very large sum and put it on exniumo In London. There is was recognized as th cope of Ascoll-Piceno, and Mr. Morgan soo learned that it had been stolen from th cathedral of that city. He had paid a ver large sum for it. but when it became evl dent to him that it was stolen he handed I over to the Italian government. On Its ai rival In Italy it was placed in the pictur gallery of the Corsini Palace in Trante vere, and arrangements will be made whlc will prevent its ever being stolen again. The announcement of its proximate re moval to Ascoli-Plceno?not to the cathc dral but to the municipality?induced you cTTTvnnuTTTfrn rTTV'S OUXXUXVl111 vi ua jl. * w ' PUBLIC PLAYGROUND! Reports of the tournament being held o the public playgrounds of the city at thi season of the year, under the auspices o the Washington Playground Assoclatlor have aroused Interest In the method b which these means of benefiting the young sters of the street are supported. The city, which has a population o about 325.001), maintains ten municips playgrounds, thirteen school playground and one recreation center, In the Welter High School. It received this year fror I the National Congress an appropriation c j $81,500.00. Of this J7o.000.00 was for th purchase of playground sites, $5,000.00 wa for the maintenance of the municipal, play grounds and $1,500.00 was for the malnter ance of the school playgrounds. Besld these amounts about $5,0(*>.00 Is raised b the Washington Playground Assoclatlo to supplement the appropriation for main tenanee. The municipal playgrounds are kept ope during vacations and afternoons, and Sat urdays during the school year, except dur ing January. February and March. Th school playgrounds heretofore have bee kept open in the vacation time only, bu hereafter at least a part of them will b kept Open from to 5 on school days dui ing the school year. The hours at all o the playgrounds during the summer vaca tion are from !> to 12 a.m. and from 5 to p.m. The women directors are paid $35.00 pe month the first year, and $40 or $45 p* month the second year, according to the record, with an annual increase of $5.00 t $10.00 per month. The men directors, wh have all had some training as physical dl rectors, usually begin at $50.00 per mont and receive an Increase of $5.00 or $10.0 per montn per year. i ne supervisor i paid at the rate of t-,400.00 per year. The following are the 1907 contributor to the Washington Playground Assocla tlon: Mrs. James McMillan, $100; Mrs. Mar I. Banks, $5; Miss Elizabeth B? Bliss, ST Mr. J. H. Blodgett, $5; Mr. John Brewei $f,; Mr. Alex Brltton, $5; Mrs. Morga Bulkeley, $10; Mrs. W. K. Butler, $5; Mr; Caroline Cohen, $5; Dr. Sigmund A. Czarrr $5; Gen. Calvin DeWltt, Jl(?: Mrs. I Thomas Dunlop, $5; Mrs. Annie L. Ed wards, $5; Col. and Mrs. John W. Fostei $10; Miss Mary C. Gannet, $5; Mr. Charle '*> '' 1 - *K.. \lr W T S T l^L-n * r ! v.. U?U?C?, f *'?? ?? ? W ? **wx, r? Dr. George VV. Kober, Jj; Mrs. L. Keai $5; Mrs. James I.ansburgh, $5; Mrs. Char lotte B. Lovett. Mr. R H. McKlm, fr Mrs. R. H. McKIm, $5; Mr. William E McKinley, J5; Mr. Ernest M. Merrick $10; Mr. John H. Moore, $5; Mrs. Truma; Newberry. $5; Mrs. Mary II. Myers, $5 Mrs. S. Newcomb. f5; Dr. T. S. Palmer, $3 Mr. Samuel J. Prescott, $5; Mr. VV. R Tn/>l/ovman 5" ' A/1 r Trvinc P Wonnnn if r. I uimi .iic..., ...... . . ft UI15.-1, Grand Lodge of Colored Masons of thr> Dis trlct of Columbia. $.": Mrs. Henry Cabo Lodge. $u; Mrs. Claire Blake Townsend, $." Mrs. Charles E. Foster. S3; Mr. W. M Bladwin, $10; Mrs. Sarah M. May, $5; Co George L. Andrews. $5; Prof. E. M. Gal laudet, Mrs. Fred C. Stevens. $.">; Mrs William J. Boardman, $.*>; Rev. John G Ames, $10; Mrs. Reginald Fendall, $,>; Mrs Aline Shane Devln, $5; Judge Stanton J Peelle, $. >; Mr. M. I. Weller, $5; Mr. C. H Wood. $10; Miss Mary C. Gannett, $5; Gen George H. Harries, $10; Dr. Merrill E Gates. $5; Dr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Rams burg, $10; Mrs. Frances C. Gordon Cum mlngs, $5; Mr. William B. King $10; Mrs. Murray Addison. $0; Com mander and Mrs. Frederick A. Mil ler, $10; Miss Charlotte B. Lovett. $5 Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Alsop, $15; Mrs. Sallii L. Nichols. $1<>; Rev. John <5. Aril's, Slci Dr. Charles W. Richardson. J10; Mrs. Ar thur Lee, Mr. David J. Brewer. Mrs Orlnda E. Yerkes, Mr. \V. It. Tucker man, $o; Mrs. Frances P. Thlras. $li); Mr Fred S. Gichner, $5; Mr. Horace Wylle, $."> Lend a Hand of All Souls' Church, Mrs S. W. Woodward, $10; Miss Helen (". Wood ward, $3; Columbia Heights Art Club, $5 Gen. Eilis Spear. $5; Mr. Isaac Goldenberg $5; Mr. Georee B. Cortelyou, $3; Mrs. Her w/ rus frcncb. ice Present Troubles Arose, i Gossip From Rome. correspondent to visit the Corslni Palace to e see this renownl work of art prior to Its transference to the ctty of Ascoll The cope Is Inclosed in a very wide glass f case which Is covered with silk curtains, s Nile green in color, to Have it from tho e bright rajs of the sun. It. when spread out. resembles a semi circle. The outer ' surface is covered with three horizontal ' rows of nil riallions, the upper row having d seven of these medallions, the next live and e the third and the lowest three. On the edgo j there are half medallions. The central medallion Is tilled with a head of Christ very carefully and effectively wrought, repret senting the Savior severe and haggard act cording to-the mode of art prevailing at th i I li.. - .. 1 . !...? I- * - k K ' ?vrv* * * 11 II I I I < V > ? <? ** I I I .1 ' I" I I I 1 19 I ? say. In the latter half of the ..ilrteenth century. *" + * * g The upper row of the medallions exhibit y a series of pictures taken from the life of o some bishop?perhaps St. Kmldlus, the first e bishop of the see. In the first picture to " the right he is represented as kneeling on r the ground, and his head Is bowed down n by a millstone hung to his neck. In another he Is represented as shot with arrows; and In a third as decapitated. L1 Beneath the head of Christ, already re0 ferred to. there is a representation of th<? a Crucifixion?in the moment when Longim.a V-? .1.1a ? / I. T~? ? . I. j uu3 jucujca inc aiur 01 inc i\??urriiHjr wnu e the lance. The oM tradition which pre^ vailed so long In early German art and r which is comparatively rare In Italian art n tiiat represents Longinus as recovering his k sight from the drops of blood that were apa plied to his eyes after the piercing of tha i. side of Christ is continued here. The rea' son for this may be attributed to the d*t? _ of the cope which was given to the Cathei. dral by I'ope Nicholas IV. who governed tha r churcii from 12M8 to 1202. He was named >, Mascl and was a native of Ascoli. k * * * - It Is natural to suppose that the cop* dates from a period within those four year=. r Though its colors are now faded and tha o borders of the medallions are denuded of tha i" Jewels that were set Into them, It is still ^ very beautiful. For over six hundred years It has constituted the Joy and the choloa treasure of this cathedral. Apparently It escaped even the hands of the French despollers at the time of the revolution who 3 carried away many of the finest of tha f Italian works of art. There Is conslderabla criticism because the Italian government has taken the cope over into its own possession and some of the clerics do not hesitate to say that the Italian government pos' eesses a frankness In thievery which surf passes even the action of the revolutionary e hordes of France. r In all of this of course can be heard nothn lng but words of praise for Mr. Morgan, e who is out of pocket a large sum?Just how n mucn ana me aeiauea circumstances or tna e manner in which he was swindled in cony nection with the purchase of the cope ha [. has never even cared to explain. He has It pocketed the lpss without one word and - among the clergy as well as among the e laity there has been heard nothing except !- the most kindly words for the American, h It is to be regretted that his generous action should be the signal for an outbreak of !- ill-feeling between the municipality and the cathedral over this matter, but i> r r 1 haps it was unavoidable. bert Wadsworth, $10; Twentieth Century Club, $10; Mrs. Anna L. Peck. $o; Mrs. Jolin a K. DuBois, Mrs. Vernon Bailey, $.">; 3 Mrs. Frank C. Cosby, $5; Mr. George A. King. $j; St. John's Sunday School, $5; Carpet Mechanics, $5; Amalgamated Meat n Cutters and Butcher Workmen. Jl<>; Central Labor Union, flO; Paper hangars' Uilon, $10; s Bakers' Union. $5; Mrs. L. M. Zeller. $>; f Stationary Firemen's 1'nlon. $5; Bakery i. Wagon Drivers' Union, No. 33, $10; Kev. J. y G. Butler, $2.50; Mme. Calderon, $2; Mr. C. I T. C ropier. SI; Mrs. Oenrirp r>?.*v<*v 41- \fr Isaac Gans. $1; Mr. John A. Fernandis. $1; Mr. Z. D. Gilman. $1; Mrs. C. E. Grunskv. f $2; Mr. W. W. Hays, $1; Mrs. Chas. EEL .i Hodgkin, SI; Mr. F. S. Hodgson. $1; Mr. J. C. Herald. $1; Mr. Edwin E Howell. $1; s MaJ. Chas. F. Larrabee, $1; Mr. John In Lott. $1; Mr. James H. Hopkins, $1; Mr. S. n N. Meyer. $1; Mrs. R. A. Owens. $2; Mrs. lf Donald McLean, $1; Miss S. H. Purcell. *1; Mr. N. D. Sperry, $1.50; Mrs. Wallaoa e Radeliffe, $1; Miss Alberta Wilson, 3 $1; Mr. Louis C. Wltkowski. J2; Miss E. C. Westcott, $1; Miss Alys Bentley, $1; Mrs. Robert H Gunnell, $1; Mrs. M. I,. wiins. ?i; Mr. L,. Hunter Foster. 11; Mrs. e Robert H. Gunnel!. SI; Mr. J. Van Vechten y Oicott, SI; Mr. Fred G. McKean. $2: Mr. n George P. Whittlesey. Mrs. James II. Hopkins. SI; Mrs. J. J Stephens. $1; Mr. George B. Welch. $3; Mrs. W. K. SalTord, $2: Mr. C. Albert Hill. $1; Mr Henry Clay n Willis, S2: Mr. A. Sanders. $1; Mrs. Delia G. " Small wood, $1; Mr. K. V. Crittenden. 12; Mr. William Taylor Thorn, SI; Mrs. William e Tindall, SI; Dr. William C. Woodward. S2; n Dr. Julia M. Green. $2; Miss Mary E. Sy' monds. SI; Mr W. E. Cotton, ft; Electro. e type llnlon, No. 17. SI; Mrs. Robert H. Gunnell, *1; Cash, SI; Cash, 50 c nts; Mrs. f Mary C. Rugg. SI; Mrs. Robert H. Gunnell. SI; Mrs. Kate W. Barrett. S2; Mrs. Robert 8 H. Gunnell. $1; Miss Fanny Fisher, ?M; Miss Matilda Wheeler. $3; Miss Clara J. Vau r Trump, SI. r !r Marbot's First Mustache. o From the London Chronicle. We have contrasted the veto hitherto 0 placed upon the Parisian waiter's mustach? s with the compulsion Imposed upon British army officers to grow one if thev can H.if 3 at the extreme antipodes from the waiter's l~ deprivation lay the absolutely necessary y mustache required of the French lit >; Hussars In the veracious Marbot's timo. For the sake of uniformity every member " of the corps, he records, had to wear a mustache, a pigtail, love-locks, and locks > on the temples. Joining as a lad. ha * brought none of these with him; but a sham pigtail and locks were obtained from ? the regimental barber, and the sergeant. In accordance with regimental custom, took a ) pot of blacking and made two enormou* " hooks on Ills face, from the upp-r lip :i 1'* most to the eyes. On a hot day the blackI" lng drew the skin most unpleasantly. n ; Law Against Swearing Enforced. ' From the rtiilailelphld Reooril ; The law of 1794 prohibiting profanity i? not n dead letter if It is old. Constable ' Gilbert of Somerset recently pot into a | - * discussion with a bank cashier iw that 1. town, and, the dispute growing warm, ha so far forgot himself that lie swore like a trooper. Ills opponent had him arrested and a justice fined him at the rate of <>T cents an oath. The tine and coat* amounted to $10. Famous Buffalo Herd Sent to Canada. Missoula correspondence Anacftmla Standard. The last of the famous Aliard herd of buffaloes of the Flathead reservation, which was recently purchased by tho Canadian government at a price of about $110.000, will be loaded at the Ravalli stock yards tomorrow on cars of the Northern Pacific and shipped to Kdmonton. Alberta. A large crowd of Missoula people left to. J night for Ravalli to witness tha loading of ; the herd betore It leaves Montana forever. 7 The average temperaturn of the year in Kngland has risen Just over a degree In tut past half century.