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,1 ''"' " ' "e-" ) ; fc i- i. u r i f i f i iVEAKHEADS TUENED 4 LIZA ARCHARD CONNER SIZES UP THE FILIPINOS. in Trcntlnjr Them an Equals the American 3Itlc n Serloun Mistake. Acmlnnldii'M Trickery Spanluh Friendship. Special Correspondence. Manila, April 15. Signs are in the ir that onr Yankees are here to stay Yesterday I passed two American wom in on the street. One was a tall, golden haired blond, the other a short little woman with snapping black eyes. As I flitted past, the little one with the mapping black eyes said "I'm only waiting till I get my di vorce." American institutions are established in the Philippines. It lias been a large conundrum to the American people why the Filipinos should break loose and turn on their deliverers after the Spaniards had been whipped ont The canse is to be fonnd in the character of II it TING11AKO WABKIOR. the natives themselves. The American government learns as it goes along. We made a mistake in the start in dealing with the Filipino". The mass of them are no more civilized than the savages of Africa. Their character is that of an irresponsible child. The. Spaniards looked on them as sonthern planters looked on the negro slave before "the war. They were as fit to be treated with politically as southern slave be fore the war would have been. When Dewey had orders to bombard thti Spanish forts here, lie was short handed of men, coal and provisions. He did the best he could under the circum stances and accepted all the help he could get from the rebels. It was neces sary. Ho did the work he was set to do, bnt turned Spanish prisoners over to the rebels for safe keeping. He did it because he could not keep them him self. There are various and conflicting stories as to the way the Filipinos treated their late masters. Some say they did the best they could for them, others that they paid off old grudges by inhuman treatment. At length the American land forces came. The services of the Filipino in surrectionists, such as they were, were again accepted. Onr general officers, no more than the American, people at home, knew the Filipinos. Consequent ly they chummed with them, treated them as equals. The eyes of the old Spanish residents fairly turned inside out with hoiror when they saw an American officer walking along the street arm in arm with a Filipino. It was as if a member of the New York Four Hundred should introduce his valet at his club, or if, again, a sonthern planter before tiie war should have given a banquet to his negro slave hos tler and invited his own swell friends to be present. Distinguished blueblood cd American army and navy officers, distinguished American civil officials, treated with Agninaldo and his fellows exactly as if they bad been responsible civilized white people. The mistake was a disastrous though fortunately not a fatal one. The result was that the childish Fili pino head was completely turned. The natives began to think they were some body, like white folk. Having no more idea of the real power of the United States than of the complexion of the man in the moon, they swelled up like the frog that tried to be an ox. Agni naldo himself is an ignorant native boy. Behind him are men of mixed Chinese blood, far shrewder and more capable than he. For their own purpose that of making a good thing out of this fuss they egg him and his deluded natives on to fight the Americans. They ex pected to be bought off handsomely. Even treated with on such an impossi ble basis, however, the Filipino leaders would not have been quiet. Today there is in a Hongkong bank the sum of 200,000 which the Spanish government paid Agninaldo to cease lighting before the Americans came to the Philippines. Agninaldo took the money, made his promise and continued the insurrection precisely as before. He had no moie regard for his word than a guerrilla of a professional politician has. This is the gentleman and patriot whom onr American officers mistakenly took to their arms when they came to Manila. It is certain that if in the beginning we had treated the Filipinos like the irresponsible children they are this in surrection would not have started. As it is, the only thing now is to give the "niggers," as they are called here, a thoroughly good beating till they are well cowed, then treat them kindly, bnt -strictly as inferior, afterward till they gradually learn civilization. The mWMi uiiii sooner and the more thoroughly the punishment is administered the better. The Filipinos may be burned ont and driven away from a spot, bnt for a time they will gather like flies again so soon as nnr army has passed on, and they will fire from ambush en the first peaceful white traveler who passes that way. Our army has driven the rebels every step of the way since it started in here that, too, without difficulty but for the peace of the conntry it will be necessary to leave detachments of sol diers at frequent intervals. "I don't like to fight these niggers.' said an American soldier who has been at the front ever since the fight with the Filipinos has been on. "They have not sense enough to stand np to a square scrap and quit when they are licked. They hido in the thicket in front of yon, and they sueak up on you from behind after yon have whipped them once, and thert-'s uo satisfaction any way." The Filipinos kivv how to make powder and cartrid-s. Among thorn are men formerly in the employ of the Spaniards at the arsenal. They have a traveling powder and cartridgefactory, gathering up the rude implements they nse and taking the same with them as they fly from pillar to post Besides that, some Chinese in these islands who take that way to pay off part of the grudge they owe Americans follow along in the track of the fighting and gather up the empty American car tridges and sell them to the insurgents for a consideration worth while to a gentleman with a cne. Nothing comes amiss to a Chinaman. These cartridges the lebels fill and nse again. The newspaper liar has get in some uf his finest work in depicting the horrors of the sickliness of Manila. Frightful tales were told at home of the smallpox, the fever, the malaria, the snakes and the scorpions of 'these blessed islands. The actual truth is that with average sanitary conditions Ma nila would be as healthful as Honolulu or northern Mexico or .Florida itself. The health of our soldiers who have been out on the line fighting since the 5th of last February is this day excel lent. I have from numerous soldiers themselves the testimony that they never felt better. Their greatest need is that of thin cotton clothing, without which uo boy in blue should be sent here. The blue should be retained, bnt it should be cotton instead of wool. In one day recently our troops marched 15 miles over rebel iutrenchments and through thickets, and very few of them were knocked out till the end of the journey. For a march nnder a tropical gnn by boys from our northwestern states this record is not bad. In No vember in Honolulu I felt the heat quite as much as I now-do in April in Manila. The testimony of Americans , who have been here in husfness several monthe is universally in favor of the conntry. The longer they remain the better they like it. White babies born here certainly thrive admirably the first four or five years of their lives. I have this on the authority of Mr. P. K. A. Meerkamp Van Embden, Dutch consul in Manila many years. Three of his children were born here. I have been told that the Spaniards who first settled here set afloat and persistently kept np the story of the nnhealtkful nesa of the Philippines in order to keep other white races ont. Maybe it's trne. One of the oddest results of the Fili pino insurrection has been the estab lishment of a real friendship between the Americans and the Spanish here. Before the outbreak the Spaniards hated FILIPINO BfcLLES. the Americans. A senora passing our soldiers would draw aside her skirts in that pecnliar way that seems to delight the teminine soul when it would fain express scorn After the outbreak all was changed "The Spanish couldn't do enough for us then," an American soldier told me. American and Span iard were drawn together by having a mutual enemy, a bond stronger than that cemented by the possession of a mutual friend. A dark eyed, intelligent Spanish woman at the head of a photograph gallery here informed me emphatically that she liked Ar.ieiicans. "The senora Americana is the equal of the Spauisbeiuor:i, " said she, point ing &t to me and then slapping her own chest, "but the Filipinos -naw-wl" Eliza Akcuakd Conner. SYMPHONIES IN HATS. 'leMigrns Decreed ty FxihIiIoii For the Summer (irl. .Special Correspondence.J New Yokk, May 22. I scarcely know whether flowers or light tissues arc fa rorites for hat trimming. Yet I think, taken nil in all, theio aie far fewer flow ers used this season than for many sum mers past. The reason for this lies in tho beauty and variety of tissues. The Malines lace, lecbristened Manila, makes such delicate puffs and mounted pieces, looking like bits off the edge of sunset clouds just resting theie for a moment, that it is no wonder a real art ist in millinery prefeis it to the flowers. These we all know to be artificial, and, however pretty they arc or however closely they imitate nature, they still are not what they seem. Still they havo their devotees. It is odd that in the German mountains and Switzerland ar tificial flowers go by the name of "real flowers" and are apparently held in higher esteem than the tender blossoms one may pluck by the wayside. Purples are as popular as ever, not one shade alone, but all shades gathered together on one hat. Purple rosea ia pale tint", purple Japanese and other rough straw shapes, purple velvet and jiBI purple malines or tissue as drapery or built up trimming are all gathered to gether. The rosea or violets are in one shade, the straw in a darker and the rest ia the lightest shades of that im perial color Besides this are a dozen other things, snch as gauze, ribbons, quills, wings, paradise sweeps and bows, all in the color, but in varying shades Only two other colors can be added'to a purple hat. One is a gold buckle or the tiniest showing of corn colored velvet, or a bit of a rosette of malines in that shade, or green. The green must be of the soft, velvety order. There are some greens that would huld a pitched bat tle with the purples, and the wise mil liner uses great caution in choosing ex actly the right one. The shapes of the bars are built upon every line po-dble to invent. It is unnecessary t o ennmeratethem. Thorough straws particularly are bent, pressed and t twisted into ev ery conceivable , shape, but they are all becoming' to some one, if not every one. , Fortnnate is the " woman who likes a hat for its be comingness t o ber face and style of dress and not because it looks A show window. "7 tzTSsht Kegniaroni lasn ioued "pork pie" and "mush room hats in high style just 'A, now xne jing"!-"- v" lish walking..-S.V shape is one of """"V- jj the most popular and adaptable. It can be trimmed with a band of ribbon and a quill, and it can be loaded with everything n.ed npon millinery. There is a neat little English turban in rough straw. This is' worn tilted down over the fore head. One such hat had a row of loops of dark brewn ribbon across the back nnder the brim to form a resting E nlnpn in linlrl tno bat at exactly fciiL i-n "pa t-bab)b3 the right angle. All over the low NEW HATS crown was spread a bunch of pale pink azaleas with an upstanding spray of foliage. lauy of the hats with flower trimming have the flowers fairly'bnilt np on a laddeft A brown rough straw "pork pie" had a scarf of changeable pink and white silk gauze, brought to the back and lifted up in a big puff held by a gilt ring, through which the puff is passed. In front was a hunch of lilacs. Lilacs are very perfect, and are always beantifnl. Some yeais they are a rage; other times they are worn but seldom. This is an off year. Some very becoming hats are made of chirred silk gauze or fine net. The whole brim and "crown are of this and shaped by wires only. One of this fash ion was made for a brunette. The wholo hat was of shirred brr.sels net. Under the left side of the brim was a bow of maize velvet very much crashed. A crushed and flattened rosette of the same was placed along the right side of the crown. The other side had a large tuft of fine black ostrich tips. Very dressy hata for carriage, church and visiting, also for garden parties nnd all occasions "where tho summer girl wishes to look her very daintiest, are of white rice straw with a sailor shaped brim, shirred on the underside with white tulle. Around the crown and over the top of it is an immense roulean of pure white malines, with a snow white quill and long paradise sweep. For elderly women there are hats of almost every shape of rough straw. These aro for everyday weai, and they are trimmed rather more simply. Lace enters into their ornamentation large ly, and the colors'shonld be simple and dark. Bonnets for church, vhiting and evening are not much more than a bit of lace, a jet or steel ornament or span gled trimming with a scrap, of velvet for color and possibly some violets, for getmenots, hepaticaa orspireas as trim ming. Olive Harper. Improved tli Oiitmrtuiiit, Peter Foote. long sinco dead, used to be a police magistrate in Chicago: Foote was intensely Irish and loved to show it. One day a dudishly attired young fel low calling himself Frederick-Ed wards, and plainly betokening by his speech that he hadn't been long from the shores of England, wasauaigned before the justice Charged with lounging about the parks. When lie was arrested, he showed fight and had to be dragged to the patrol box. " 'E 'nrted iue feelin's badly, your worship." said the pri-oner when in the dock the following morning. '"E 'it mo on the sole of me fute an" "I don't think you've. any feelings in your soul," growled the sympathizer of downtrodden Ireland "And, another thing, yon must remember yon'ro in America now. In England you object to an Irishman wearing the green. Here we object to Englishmen lying on it; 1 and costs." And the justice pinched himself to look unconcerned while the Briton begged the clerk to cnt the fine down to a "bob." Chicago Chronicle. The Greatest Widower, This is tho genuine essay of n boy "King Henry 8 was the greatest wid ower that ever lived Ho was born at Anne Domino in the year KlfiG. He had 510 wives, besides children. Tho 1st was beheaded and afterwards execnted. The 2nd was rovoked. She never smiled again But the said that -tho word 'Calais' wt,a!d be fonnd on her heart after her death. The greatest man in this- reign was Lord Sir Garret Wolscy. He was hir named tho Boy Bachrlor. Ho was born at tho age of 15 unmar ried. " Henry 8 was Hucceeded on the throne by" his great giaiidmother, the beautiful and accomplished Mary Queen of Scots, sometimes known as tho Lady of tho Lako or the Lay of thft Last Minstrel." i -Msi .'A " rT?2rr -5-3 SArP 3 ei-jK.-afc Jh i W IK jk- Vj"r . , Sy2Tvl mmMt V tV--vJ'-lM' mi j " 1Sr COMMERCIAL CUBA. the island as seen by uncle sam's Fiscal agent. Samuel M Jan in Tells Him Ameri can Money Wns First Introduced. DnxlncsH Chance With nnd With out LarT Ciipitnl. Special Correspondence. Havana, May 15. Immediately aft er the surrender of Santiago President McKinley appointed the North Ameri can Trnst company of New York the fiscal agent of the United States gov ernment in Cnba, and as there was no regular line of steamers and no ccm I merce at the time a ship was chartered I to take a staff of men, safes and a large amount of American money to Santiago. Samuel M. Jatvis. vice president of the trn-t company, was selected to take charge of the expedition. However, in the latter part of July the ship containing this financial expe dition quietly sailed down the bay in the midst of a fog and tnrned toward Cnba. It was an interesting and excit ing voyage and was looked npon by the members of the expedition and by the financial world as of the greatest possi- SAMDFLJl. JARV1S. ble importance on account of the part that American capital and the financial representatives of -the United States government were to play in the Ameri can commercii.l and financial occupa tion of the island. . This was before the signing of the protocol and before any policy was discussed with reference to the Spanish possessions that have since come into the hands of the United States government. "When we landed in Santiago," said Mr. Jarvis, "we proceeded to tho pal ace, to call on General Shafter, present onr credentials and pay our respects. Within two hours we had opened ne gotiations which finally resulted in onr securing the banking house former ly occupied by the Bank of Spain. The r third day after our arrival our safes were in position, and we opened busi ness. It was the first and is at present" the only American banking institution in Santiago, and I was the first civilian to raise the American flag on the island after the commencement of the war. "When we arrived in Santiago, there was no American money in circulation and merchants would decline to receive it, insisting npon everybody paying in Spanish money. But in a few days American money began gradually to circulate. The objection was at first made to American silver, as tiie Span iards thought it was worth no more than Spanish or Mexican silver, bnt I scon dispelled that illusion by offering to redeem all American silver in gold, and from that day until the present time American silver has circulated throngbont the Hand the same as American gold or treasury notes. "It was during my stay in Santiago that the piotocol was signed. I then re turned to New York, and after spend ing some time there and in Washing ton proceeded to Havana and estab lished a branch of the North American Trnst company and the fiscal agency of the United States government. At that time there were but very few Ameri cans in Havana, the only officers being those of the American evacuation-commission. "I saw considerable"of General Blan co and other Spanish generals. I was very much interested in the experiences of General Blanco while he was govern or general of the Philippines which he narrated to me. He spoke feelingly of the loss to Spain of her rich possessions and spoke freely with reference to his views as to the proper policy sne should now pursue. He was probably the first Spaniard to say that he thonght that, instead of attempting at once to rebuild a navy or to continue a large army, Spain should devote iiL-r attention to manufacturing and commerce and attempt to secure a reasonable propor tion for herself of the commarce of tho world. In speaking of the Philippines, he said that lie had while governor gen eral sent as high as $.40,000,000 of the revenue of the islands to Spain in one year. "As to the business opportunities in the island, there are many, but they ate mostly in the way of large enter prises, requiring a very considerable amount of capital. Bnt there are oth ers where a man of small means has an opportunity to do well. There is great opportunity in cattle raising, for the climate is warm all the year, and the cattle do not teqnire feeding, nor are they exposed to snowstorms, as in the states. Consequently the percentage of loss ia much smaller. Dairy farming would pay well, and the growing of vegetables, as truck farming, would be profitable; alo the poultry business. But as nearly all tho cattle and poultry on the island, as well as horses and mules, were destroytd during the war it would require the shipping of cattle, poultry, etc., to the island to begin the business." ' Vili.iam R. Bisitton. MOUNT RAINIER PARK. V AltrnctlotiH of tin- 1'n elite i'orent Re nitii' In WfishiTixtoii Slate. ISpeci.il -'orre:-poiicleni;e.J T.acoma, May J?. Mnch satisfaction is felt ui'iu over the setting apart by act of congress, which was recently ap proved by the president, of tho tract known as the Pacific forest reserve as a laticnal paik It i.s in Pierce county, thin state, and about 50 miles from this city. It will lie called Mount Rainier National park, in recognition of the majestic mountain of Unit name which is located nearly in tho center of tho re serve. Mount Rainier, or Mount Taco ma, as it was formerly called why its old Indian name bhonld not have been retained I am at a los to understand is now recognized as the highest mountain on this continent, towering to an altitude of 15,100 feet above the sea level. It is about 5,000feet higher than either of its sister peaks of the Cascade range, Mount Hood and Mount Baker, whicli were for a time regarded as rivals of Mount Rainier, thongh lata scientific measurements make the latter supreme in point of altitude, as it is supremely above all ether mountains in grandeur For a woman I have clambered not a little through mountain passes and np 'teep and dinicnlt slopes, but 'nowliere have I found a mountain so fascinating as Rainier nor one which appeals so strongly to the venturesome spirit of the climber It seems to say in language quite irre-Ntible "Come np hither. Scale the dizzy, frowning heights. Stand npuu the snow capped summit and behold a panorama of beauty such as no pen or brush can adequately por tray." Mount Rainier rises direct from the level conntiy and is an almost sym metrical dome, snrinonnted by three peaks. These are the Crater peak, Peak Snccess and Liberty Cap. To those who delight in big figures it may be said that the muss composing Monnt Rainier is estimated as measuring 200 cubic miles. The glacial system is on the same gigantic scale and is probably the largest in the world radiating from one mountain. Mont Blanc, in Switzerland, is not to be mentioned in the same cate gory with it. The Mer de Glace of Mont Blanc does not cover half the area cf the Carbon glacier, which is only one of the several medium sized rivers which flow down the slopes, of Rainier. The mountain is flanked on the south by the Tatoish range and on the north by the Sluiskin range, both spurs of the Cascades, forming n natural park, which is officially designated as the Pacific forest reserve, embracing a tract of 18 square miles. Above the elevation of 8,000 feet the mountain is covered with perpetual snow, save where the rocky ribs project and mark the boundaries of theglaciers. The downpouring iceand snow and wa ter form many strikingly beautiful falls WOMAN .MOUNTAIN CLIMBER. and cascade, one of the most notable of whicli is on the northern side of Liberty cap, where the great glacial mass plunges down perpendicularly a distance of 6,000 feet npon the Carbon river glacier. On the sonthern slope of Mount Rainier. 0.500 feet above the level of the sea, is Paradice park, a flower deck ed and verdme strewn platform on the mountain side. It is a wonderland of beauty, rivaling the vale of Cashmere, and we imagine even the garden of Eden itself. As the grandeur and sub limity of Rainier inspire one with awe and solemnity, so the exquisite loveli ness of Paradise park gives one a feel ing of joy and restfulness. And cne needs the rest, too, when this point is reached, for it is a long and hard climb np to Paradise park. This mountain side valley" is carpeted with floweia of all colors and dotted with clumps of fir and ash. Wild lilies bloom there in Au gust and even as late as September, the garden heliotrope abounds everywhere, while red, white and pink heather, large single asters, anemones, Indian pinks, buttercups, mountain azaleas, hlue triuged gentian, flowering grasses and nnmeuras other plants are abun dant. Through the park runs the Para dise river, which comas from Sluiskin falls, a descent of 900 feet. A thousand feet above Paradise park is the Camp of the Clouds, on the tim ber line, beyond which all verdure ceases, and about -1,000 feet farther up is the Rock of Gibraltar, beyond which only the moot venturesome and experi enced climbers have essayed to pass. I am not one of (hose and frankly con fess that Gibraltar, 12,000 feet above sea level, is quite high .enough for me. Mount Rainier, though yet compara tively unexplored, has been the goal of some of the world's most famous moun tain climbers, thongh none has yet reached its summit. Fredep.ica St. John. A Trap .or Her Ovn Scttinfr. We have all met people whose pride in their own possessions is so great that they can see no charms in those of oth ers. A yonng botanistrwas showing a party of ladies and gentlemen through a conservatory and explaining to them tho properties of some of the choicest plants. Among the visitors was a yonld be young looking, middle aged lady who at every description volunteered the statement that the plants and flow era bhe had at home wero quite the equal of anything here or indeed any where. Just as they were passing a giant cactus 6ho was heard to exclaim : "Well, this is nothing extraordinary. I have a cactus at home that is still larger. I planted and reared it myself. " "Reared it youfselfV" the professor gently obseived. "How remarkable! This specimen is 03 years old, and if yours i.s still larger" The lady did not stay to hear any more, but execnted a strategic move ment to tho rear. Valued. Cholly DM lie wcally my I had mors money then liwnlns? How widiculousl Kaustiqiir Wliysor Didn't you borrow n dollar of him todnyf 1'hilndolphli Onthol'o Standard nnd Times. His Augt's I Companion i inWi5w5tMiwriiMr.'ivr'e?,5 "Wanted A companion for an elderly lady." That was tho advertisement that ap leared In a newspaper of a rainy Monday morning In November, 18 . Glenville was nothing more than a little tountry settlement, with a red brick town hall and a labyrinth of narrow streets which seemed to havo been laid out with tpecial referenco to the bewilderment of any chance passer who might find himself involved in their maze. Mr. Reginald Chillingfleld, who had been out for a walk in tho street, was met on the threshold of the hotel by the boot boy, who said: "Oh, please, sir, there's a lot of 'em all a-askin for von." "A lot of whatf " demanded Mr. Chill Inglleld. Reginald Chillingfleld was tall and slender -nnd handsome, with bright blus eyes and a straight nose, which latter fea ture ho rubbed as ho stood staring at Mike Updown. "Of ladies, sir. Come to answer tho ad vertisement."' "Oh," said Mr. Chillingfleld, "I recol lect now." The array of fcminlno faces, all expect antly turned toward him, was enough to awe tho stoutest bachelor heart, and Reg inald Chillingfleld closed the parlor door with a bang. "Jones," said he to his familiar friend, who had just lighted a cigar in tho read ing room, "what shall I do?" "In respect to what?" "My Aunt Polly's companion. There's a dozen of 'em there, apparently all ages from 16 to 60. My Aunt Polly doesn't want 12 companions." "Have 'cm admitted ono by one," sug gested Jones, nnd on this hint Mr. Chill ingfleld promptly acted "You sit and pretend to be reading the newspaper," whispered Chillingliold, "and If you IlKo tho applicant s looks, cough; if you don't, crackle tho news paper. Dear mc, my shirt collar is wet already. My faco is burning. Why could not Aunt Polly have hnnted up her own companion? Yes, Mike, all ready. Ask one of the ladies to walk in." And, with a grin, Mike announced: "Miss Zerinah Hall." Miss Hall was tall, scant haired and spectacled, in a robe of gingham and a drab silk hat. "I am seeking a situation, youngman,'" sho said, "not from necessity, but becauso in middlo life one feels tho lack of com panionship I hopo the elderly lady men tioned in tho advertisement is a church member?" Ccackle, cracklo! went the newspaper. Chillingfleld glanced guiltily at his friend. "No, sho's not that is I think perhaps a younger person You did not say how old you wero. Miss flail." Miss Zerinah went out, closing the door behind her with a bang. Mrs. Hawkesbury, the next candidate, was a clairvoyant and spiritualist. "I think I could amuse the old lady with foretelling the future," said she. "That was the way I did at my three last situations." "Three!" repeated Mr. Chillingfleld. "Jones, my dear fellow, don't rustlo that paper so vehemently. Did you say three? How did you happen to leave those situa tions?" "The visitation of Providence, sir," said Mrs. Hawkesbury. "They all died tho respected latiies whom it was once my duty and my pleasure to" Tho next was too deaf, tho next too fleshy, the third was unwilling to live with any lady who did not keep a man servant, tho fourth wanted too high a sal ary so on, ad infinitum, until tho news paper was fairly crackled to pieces. Until at length there was, so to speak, a "tio" between tho last two candidates. Ruth Coxo was just 19, pretty as a sweet pea blossom and ready to undertake any description of service to escape from her stepmother and nine turbulent half broth ers and sisters. Helen Howard was a queenly young wo man of five and twenty, who read like Mrs. Scott-Siddons, sang delicious Scotoh 'ballads and frankly owned that she need ed a home. Mr. Jones coughed himself purple in tho faco over both of them. "You couldn't do better, Reginald," said ho, "than to take" "Which one?" ."Both!" "But you must remember that I have only got ono Aunt Polly A choice must be made " "Toss up a copper." "You irreverent villain I" "Draw cuts, then. Look. I write 'Helen' pn one, 'Ruth' on tho other. Presto 1 Changol Now draw Ruth has won tho day!" So Mr. Reginald Chillingfleld took Ruth Coxo homo with him to tho domiciliary abodo of his Aunt Polly by evening train, leaving Helen Howard sad and quiot. "You aro disappointed," said he. "1 wish I could have engaged you both." "Yes," said -Helen, "I am disappointed, I confess. Life is hard and stern to me. Reginald Chillingfleld thought over hei words. Thoy haunted him, and not only her words, but tho garnet brown shadows of her eyes, and a week afterward he went back to Glenville, "Yes, Miss Howard is at home," said tho shabby maid of all work at thg third rato boarding liou.se where Miss Howard lived. "Walk in." And Mr. Chillingfleld walked in, to find Miss Howard teto-a-teto with Mr. Jones. "Hcllol" cried Jones. "Who wouldcvei havo thought of seeing you?" "I might say tho same," laughingly re torted Chillingfleld, as ho took Miss How ard's hand. "But I havo news for you. Miss Helen. "I have hoard of an excellent situation near my aunt's an invalid lady, whose husband" "Hang the invalid lady and her hus bandl" interposed Jones. "I was just go ing to writo you about it, old boy. We aro to bo married tomorrow." "No!" cried Reginald. "Then I'll stay to tho wedding But" "Well?" "Isn't it rather a sudden arrangement?" "Life is full of sudden thines," 6ald Jonos philosophically " Helen is willing to run the risk." And so tho troublesome question wnc settled satisfactorily to all parties. Now York Nows. Some Queer Trees. The breadfruit tree of Ceylon is very remarkable. Its fruit is baked and eaten ns we eat bread and is equally good and nutritious. In Barbutn, Sonth Amer ica, is a tree which, by piercing the trunk, produces milk, with" which the inhabitants feed their children. In the interior of Africa is a tree which pro duces excellent butter. It resembles the Amoiican oak, and its fruit, from which the buiter is prepared, is not un like the olivo. Park, tho great traveler, declared that the butter tuirpasscd any made in England from cow's milk. At Sierra Leone is tho cream fruit tree, the fruit of which ia quito ngreeablo in tasto. At Tablo Bay, near tho Capo of Good Hopo, is a small tree tho berries of which mako excellent caudles. It is also found in the Azores. Tho vegotablo tal low tree also grows in Sumatra, in Al geria and in China. In the island of Chusan large quantities of oil and tal low are extracted from its fruit, which is gathered in November or December, when the tree has lost all its leaves. The bark of a tree in China produces a beantifnl soap. Trees of the sapindns or soap berry order also grow in the nortli of Africa. They are amazingly prolific, and their fruit contains about 38 per cent of saponin. Ladies' Home Journal. It of lived to Take More Vny. A writer in Ainslee's Magazine tells how Irving M. Scott, the man who built the Oregon, once refused a raise in his salary. The firm was then building the Saginaw for the government. Donahne was at the legislature much of the time soon after Scott's arrival, and affairs at the works were at sixes and sevens. Brodie, the foreman, threatened to leave and did leave, and Scott, without au thority and although only engaged as a draftsman, took entire charge and di rected things for two weeks until Dona hne's return. He introduced system in to the methods and made affairs run along so smoothly that Donahue was pleased and made him permanent foreman. About this time Donahne offered to increase his wages, but Scott thonght over the matter and declined. "If I break my year's contract with you," he said to Donahue, "I'll have to take what you give me. I prefer to keep my contract, and when it's up you'll have to pay me what I'm worth." Donahue looked aghast. "You're the first man," he said, "that I've ever known to refuse a raise of pay." Results justified Scott's foresight. At the end of the year he was re-engaged and was paid just four times what Don ahue had offered him. Dressed For the Jury. Pretty women on trial have a habit of dressing so as to impress the jury, but the highest type of this art was naturally left for development in Paris, where toilets are "composed" for the occasion. An example of the art was in evidence at the trial of Mme. Bian chini, who was acensed of having dis posed 6f her husband in an unlawful way. ''Her costume, " says a chronicler, "was the essence of outraged dignity and resignation, and at the same time of elegance, dne to her position as a mondaine Parisienne. She naturally was all in black, with a mantle close fitting at the waist and a high collet de mongolie. The severity of the low hat, with its ostrich pinines, was relieved by her jaunty way of symbolizing her confidence in the triumph of innocence in that the left brim was turned up, sheltering a little bunch of peacock tips." Trne Thrift. Hicks appreciated the shrewd as well as the humorous sayings of the Cornish conntry folk. There dwelt not far from his abode a dairywoman and her hus band who had begun life in a very small way with one cow, and who, by industry and thrift, had acquired quite a number. "How is it," said Hicks to her one day, "that yon have got on so well, Mrs. P. V "Well, you see, Mr. Hicks," she re plied, "most people be allns thinking of what they do want, bnt I and my old man, we be allns thinking of what we can do without." Tukluu a Wnllc Justice What have you tosay in an swer to the charge of stealing this man's plank walk? The Accused I took it by advice of my physician, yer honor. He told me to take a long walk every day. This was the first long walk I saw today, and of course I tock it. A man can't afford to employ a doctor unless he takes his advice. Justice The court, however, will give yon advice for nothing three months' rest. You will take it in the honso of correction. Boston Tran script. Allies of AdrertlHlnK. No street in the world is more plas tered with advertising than Broadway, New York. Even to those recognizing that fact the amount does not appear startling until it is pnt into figures. The combined length of the two sides of Broadway from the Battery to Central park is 52,800 feet. The amount of ad vertising on the buildings and in shop windows is snch that it would take a man between eight and ten days of eight hours each to read his way up ono side and down the other. So Poached Ekk For Her. There is an old lady in a charming out of the way village whos3 opinions of "artist maps" and "Lunnon ways" .are amusing. On one occasion a wandering knight of the brnsh seenred a night's lodging at her cottage. Early next morning he was asked what he would like for breakfast. "Oh," was the reply, "a couple of ggs will do poached, mind you." "Beg pardon, sir" "I said a couple of eggs, poached.' repeated the artist in a louder tone. The old lady stiffened her back, opened the door and pointed out into the road "Clear out o' my house!" she com manded. "I'd have yon know as I re Bpects my neighbor's property, and I ain't no poacher. Sich goings on may do in Lunnon. but they won't doiin Loamshire. " The artist endeavored to explain, but the lady would not listen, and he did not break his fast in that house. "Painters was alius a bad lot," were the last words he heard before she shnt the dcor behind him, "but gettin hon est fowk to poach eggs for 'em's quite a new dodge." London Telegraph. Problems In Euclid. How to "stretch a point." Where to "draw the line." "How to act upon the square." How to "cross the lino" without a courpass. How to "drop a line." How to describe "a family circle." Given a "straight" policeman, how to "square" him. Judy. Xery I.lkeljr. "I am afraid," said Mr. Bronxbor ongh, "that Johnny is getting into bad company. I heard him swear at his lit tle sister jnst now." "Perhaps," replied Mrs. Bronxbor ongh, "he may have been listening to your remarks hen you lost your collar button." Now York Journal. oo4o4o0?o00lo?oo04" o o o o o o The 4 Anonymous Letter, o 04OO000000O00 "By Jovo! What a beauty! Who 1 this, old man?" Tho speaker stood in an admiring attitude before the picture of a young girl, while tho one questioned an swered briefly, "Mysister." "Oh, I say, Paul, that won't do! Wo don't put our sisters' pictures In frames like that " "Don't we? Well, I do. Oh, hang it, Burt, don't you see that I'm busy? I can't work while your tongue is wagging. Get out of hero now, and if you won't show your face hero again today you shall spend the month of July with me at my homo, and then you shall judge for yourself whether that frame is too good for my sis ter's picture." And Paul Reynolds gave his chum a good natured push toward the door. "Do you mean that? Hurrah! Why, that would be worth a lifetime of banish ment no offense to you, old fellowl" and Burton Smith mildly expressed his delight by turning somersaults across the room, walking back on his hands, then, bring ing his feet to the floor, he shot upward, and, catching hold of a bar above his head, he drew himself up and whirled around tho bar with the proficiency of an acrobat, dropping to the floor with a shout of overflowing mirth. "Get out of this, you rattlchcad!" And, having him outside, Paul shnt tho door in his face and heard him go down stairs at a breakneck pace, which brought the good old landlady to the door in alarm, expecting to find somebody at the bottom with a broken neck. "Sakes alive! That Mr. Smith again 1" she exclaimed. Burton's walk home had a tendency to quiet his hilarity, but that faco was still before him, and, after sitting In deep thought for an hour, ho sprang up with alacrity. "I'll do it, by Jove! She can't feel deeply offended anyway, and I'll sign only a part of my namo. Better for the fu ture's sake to bo on the safe sido. There, that'll do, I think." Belle Reynolds stood with an open let ter in her hand, and her eye3 flashed an grily as she spoke her thoughts aloud. "Soft headed idiot! Heard of me through a friend, indeed! This stranger" Then something liko the truth swept through her mind, nnd her fun loving spirit reasserted itself, and, going to her desk, she wrote: Air. Charles Burt: Your most extraordinary letter savors strongly of the wedding bells class, bnt you forgot to state whether yonr motive was for "pleasure, pasthne or with a view to matri mony." Whatever your object may be, permit me to Eay that yon are guilty of gross Imper tinence. My friend. Matilda Brindle, would call you "sassy." Are you aware, sir, of the risk you incur by asking to correspond with a spinster of the tender age of ST? Let me enlighten you. I will honestly describe the plctnre which my mir ror reflects, and then perhaps you will con gratulate yourself on having found a person so frank as myself. My reddish yellow hair, already thin on top, hangs in ringlets about my full sized ears; my freckled nose is elevat ed by nature to a high degree, my teeth are conspicuous by the absence of not a few, and my greenish gray eye3 would be my one re deeming feature if I were not cross eyed. J am tall and commanding mo6t emphatically commanding. My joints are too large to allow my wearing rings, so don't send any I am a strong minded woman, sir, so think well be fore you further commit yourself. B. K. When Burton Smith received this mock ing epistle, he thrust both hands into bis trousers pockets and stood gazing at his feet with a most dejected air. No acro batic performances uow Oh. no! No occasion for them But as the humor of the whole aflair struck him he threw back his head and laughed he roared. "The llttlo minx! Serves me right, thongh! But how foolish she could make a fellow feel. Smith, you're an ass!" The June days passed, tho eagerly an ticipated vacation drew near, and at last Paul Reynolds and Burton Smith found themselves in the quaint old town of Cas tone, where they wero happily welcomed. At first Burton rather stood In awe of beautiful Belle Reynolds. Her lovely face and graceful figure won universal admira tion, and her sweet disposition endeared her to all. Burton Smith proved to be no exception. Their mutual love for all kinds of outdoor sports threw them to gether constantly, and they became firm friends. Then "as the time for his depar ture drew near ho began to realize that in leaving Belle Reynolds behind he was leaving all that had made life so bright for him during tho last few weeks. Yet he felt- that there was no reason why he, a comparative stranger, should claim more than tho friendship accorded him. Ho would undoubtedly have gone back to business with his love untold had he not unexpectedly come upon Belle in the little vino .covered summer hou one morning with a woebegone expression and traces of teai upon her fair face. She hastily explained that she hail been in dulginginafltoflonellness at the thought of lier brother's return, but the look and blush which accompanied her words gave him new courage, and, taking both her bands in his, ho asked: "May I hope, Belle, that you will miss me a littlo, too, when I am gone? For give mo for speaking so soon, but you have become dear to mo, and I am conceit ed enough to believo that you like me. Tell mc, darling, that you can in time care for me, and I will try to be worthy of your dear love. " Whatever her answer may havo been, suffice it to say that when they emerged from their secluded nook an hour later their faces bore evidences of their new found happiness. "By the way, Belle, I havo not yet met your friend, Matilda JJrindlo Does she not livo in Castone?" Bello stopped short in her walk and looked at him. "Then you aro" "Charles Burton Smith, at your serv ice," and he madoa profound bow just in timo to receive a sound box on tho ear, administered by tho littlo beauty beside him. Then she fled precipitately. Bos ton Post. Ho Knew the I.nwyer. "Your honor." said the attorney, "this man's- insanity takes tho form of a belief that every one wants to rob him. He won't even allow me, his counsel, to approach him." 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