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KIC11MOND D IIL.Y PALL VD1U31, WEDNESDAY, JAXUARY i, 1002.
1-1 1' InTl TOO LITTLE ELEPHANT. Couldn't Meet the Expectation? Arouird ly Uoud Deal f Talk. lt In my luinesi. of -urs" said the ajrauce axeut. '"to work u as much iutert an possible iu the circus before it arrives, atnl one of my stroug points Is the animals bdonKiuK to the museum part of the show. Anything about a garage tijrer. a roaring lion or niatl elephant uiakcs the farmer itch for a closer siuht. ami as a penerul thing you can't pile it on too strung. I overdid matters once, however. We bad only one elephant with us that tteason. ami be was undersized anil nothing to brag of. but at a certain town In Indiana 1 wrote a column arti cle about him and made him out the loont dangerous thing on legs. Ac cording' to my utory, he had killed a dozen ieople, smashed up the circus three or four timed and devastated a large area of farming country, ami 1 certainly worked up a great interest. "Among those who showed up ou cir ens day. continued the agent, "was a gaunt, rawboned young farmer with a fist like a half bushel measure, lie had business lu bis eye. but no one no ticed it until too late. He entered the animal tent with hundreds of others and made for the elephant at once. The old fellow was chained by the leg to a stake and munching away at a pile of hay. and the countryman squar ed off and gave him a good looking over. Then he asked of a keeer: "Is this the critter that has killed a dozen men?' 'It Is." was the reply, "and you'd better keep a safe distance. 'He smashes up circuses and dev astates farms, does heV 'He does, and I think he's getting ready to break loose now. Just notice the twitch of his ears. If he does break loose, there'll be fifty people kill ed.' "Then I'll stop him right now." re plied the young follow, and he Jumped In aud hit the Hajah a sockdologer on the ear that knocked him as flat as a pancake. They heard that blow clear out to the ticket wagon. and It took six men ami a two dollar bill to work that farmer outdoors without getting up a riot. As for the elephant, he lay there as If dead for a good half hour, and It was a week before be got over the headache and got bis appetite back. The papers gave me the grand guy about it. and 1 had to drop bini out of my ads. and claim that our Ben gal tiger was the only real man eater ever exhibited In a tate of captivity." Ietroit Free Iress. A Rift Asa last Tine. "William." said the colonel, "do you ize mat you uuu i ne sui i wear off the first day - of January next?" "Yes. sir; I've been thinking 'bout It." "Well, how much la left down there?" "Ovtr half a barrel, sir." The colonel whistled a long, low vhistle. toole d out on the dreary land scape, pi. .led otT his coat, hung it on a convt::;-:n peg and said: "Bring me up a ton of coal, get me my slippers, have the daily newspapers sent to my room and tell everybody I'm not 'at home till after New Year's." Atlanta Constitution. Refleetlona of m BaeTaelor. Tife Is a joke just as long as you are the joker. The I.ord made good women to show ns bow different men are. Most men can stand success better than success can stand them. The way a man parts his hair has a great deal to do with whether a wom an thinks be Is a genthjman or. not. Most women's idea of an interesting man Is one who will flatter them into Insensibility or that they wouldn't like ;to have their daughters know. New "York Press. Weary Uaggles Talk about yer dis frraeeful deaths! Iey'Te put me to I'work cuttln de woo dey're goin to cook tue widl Seribner's. Tk Other View. "It seems to me," said the lady, with a aeyere glance, "that the newspaper print some dreadful things." "Yea." answered the reporter, "it often makes me sad to think that peo ple insist on doing shocking things and compelling us to write about them." Washington Star. ( Tnat Shaald Be Eiil. , i "You have stolen my ideas." asserted -the struggling young author. "True." admitted the successful pla giarist, "but the knowledge that yon have been of assistance to so great a man ought to satisfy your ambition." Chicago Tost. e Theory. How did Jenkins get that great tramp on his forehead?" "I don't know unless it was that his bead grew so fcig that it hit the roof." -Washington Times. Hard. PROGRESS IN FAR EAST Filipinos Beginning to Learn to pc2.k English. USED EY KEWSB0Y3 13 MANILA. Some lateeatlaar Observations ty Fraak M. Klaslaa on the Iteaalt of Civil Servlee Kxamiaatioaa la the l'hilliipiaea RegalatioB of ttiur- aari Priwtleate la the Srrvlrr. Frank M. Kiggins of the Philippine civil service board, who has returned !o Washington, speaks veiy interest ingly of the condition of the service in the islands, says the New York Post. The merit system lias leen well es tablished there, but. of course, is sub ject to the usual inequalities and crude nesses of such enterprises in their ex perimental stage. Both whites and na tives have been admitted to public employment through the competitive examinations. The difference between the races apiears most plainly in the character of work each is naturally best fitted to do. The natives are clever at tasks which are essentially mechanical. Many of them are skilled penmen, for Instance, and in drafts manship they excel, but In matters requiring sound discretion or technical knowledge they are deficient. Their work of any sort in which precision is of chief account has to be scrutinized with especial care. A pretty good evi dence of the stage of clerical efficiency reached by the Filipinos is the record of the examinations up to aud Includ ing May 31 of the present year. Of those natives who applied aoue passed the stenographer's or typewriter's ex amination, though there were five ap plications for the former aud fourteen for the latter. In bookkeeping there were twenty-seven applicants, but only one passed, and so on. In the ex aminations corresKudiug to the basis examinations in this couutry. prac tically nothing more than the "three ITs," G2 per cent of the applicants passed the lowest grade. 50 icr cent the middle and less than IS per cent the highest. AH the natives take their exaintna tions In Spanish, that language and English being the only ones used among the official class in the islands. The itative tongues alone are sjoken by a large majority of the natives, while the more intelligent and better educated know Spanish as welL In deed, the ouly classes of natives who could be of any use in clerical places understand Spanish, and most of these are studying English also with great Industry. All official records and pro ceedings, of course, are in English, and our tongue IsLawading over the more tbieUIr . populated parts of the slaml-s ""with such rapidity that the coming generation. If the Philippines continue under control of the United States, will have a good practical com mand of it. Even the newsboys now cry their papers In the streets of Ma nila in English, and the natives gen erally seem to delight in practicing their linguistic accomplishments on any stranger wearing the appearance of an "Americano." albeit all they have learned to say may be "Good morn ing" or "How do you do?" The fears entertained in many quarters awhile ago that the language barrier would prove an irremediable menace to the happy relations of the raws seem therefore to have been groundless. The more ambitious natives, al though taking their examinations in Spanish and often making a pretty bad fist of them, are williug to work hard to get ahead and attend dUigeutly the night schools established to pre pare candidates for government em ploy. Thus far It has been imprac ticable to appoint even the best of them to clerical positions of responsi bility. The lower places, however, which they are competent to fill, em brace. Including laborers, about four fifths of the whole number. The pay and privileges in the civil service at large are graded according to the re spectlve Importance of the places. This Is what makes the natives ap pear to suffer so by competition with the whites; but the reason offered for this discrimination Is that the white clerk cannot live as the native does and must pay more for everything. Sometimes the difference seems harsh, especially when the drop from the white to the native salary is very sud den. Not long ago. for instonce, sev eral ex-soliiers of the United States army were called upon to resign places worth $60 a month to make room for native employees at $12.50. To the native this was a pretty large salary, the figures under Spanish rule rang ing from $6 upward. But they found It hard to understand why they should not have $00 a month like their white predecessors. Moreover, the discharg ed men could see no reason why they should give up their places to natives who could do the same work no better. It was fruitless, perhaps, in their state of mind, to try to make them appre ciate the fact that the government's policy Is to nse Filipinos in all the civil branches for which they are com petent. The principle which regulates the difference in salaries holds good also In the matter of vacations. Mr. Kig gins is of opinion that a white civil servant who takes care of himself has no necessary difficulty in living In the Philippines. He must adapt himself reasonably to his environment, and he will then get along. But it Is neces sary for him to go away from time to time and refresh himself with a taste of life In another climate. The an nual leave for the higher grades of the service is thirty-five days, and It is cumulative, so that any clerk who feels that this period will be too short foe his full tvi-up ration may save up his va-atUiii- for two or three years and go to the l":;cd St.-nes for his recrea tion. The favorire vacation coupfries within easy reli are China anil Ja pan, lii the lower grades the vacatior have Irt-e'i ir.tiile shorter iKiause tfci liu lives v, Lil tl.s.'ot1 2iv ;ii th same climate in vr'.' :;. they have grown u. They need no change, ouly a respite frmii work. It is not expected that the present inequalit ies along race lines will con tinue indefinitely. When Filipinos Q'd most of the places, there will l no ground for it t rest upon. The civil service of the islands will then, more over, be conducted at a minimum cost. ROYAL CIRTHDAY SURPRISE. How K'.nis Edward Gave the Qneea an i uexpeeted Soosa. Concert. If a:iy further testimony to the splen did bertlth the king is rejoicing in were necessary, it was furnished by his ap pearance when he reached Loudon the other day. when he was looking the picture of good spirits and robustness and also by the amount of work aud shooting he had been doing recently. Mr. Sousa. America's march king. Is one w ho can testify to the king's excel lent appearance, as also to that charm ing characteristic of his majesty's na ture, a desire to give pleasure to oth ers, says the New York Herald. The paius the king took to keep secret from the queen the birthday treat he had plan net for her in the coming of Sou Fa's band were almost boyish in their delightful enthusiasm. I believe not a living soul in Sandringham knew anything about the matter till about r.!i hour before the performance. Even then its nature was quite unknown to all. To guard against any chance of the king's secret becoming known, when the command was given a few days ago through Mr. Georjre Ashton in structions were that the whole affair was to be kept a profound secret, as the king was so solicitous about the surprise to be given to the queen. So jealously was the secret guarded that even the members of the band did not know where they were going, but sim ply that they were going to perform in a private house In the couutry. It was not till their train was starting from the Liverpool street station that they learned the truth, whereupon one huntsman exclaim! excitedly: "I was up till 4 o'clo' k this morning putting a crease In :ty trousers! If I had known. I wo:id cri.-j'nly have sat up till 0 to make U u.o"e complete." Circled Eyea. Dark circles uudei the eyes are often produced by an lnsiiiticiency of sleep. Icing. Icing may be whitened by the use of lemon juice, given a pink tint by using strawberry or cranberry juice or yel low by using the grated rind of an orange strained through a cloth. The First Directory. Philadelphia was the first city to Is sue a directory, its first edition coming out in the year 17S.". Kentucky Roads. Kentucky was one of the early west ern states to take an active Interest in roadmaking. It was the policy of the state to co-operate with its minor po litical divisions in the construction of roads, and many years ago a corps of engineers set to work to lay off roads In all parts of the Blue Grass State. The Alps. The Alps cover a space of 90.000 square miles. In them rivers have their source fiowing into the North sea. Black sea and Mediterranean. Tools In the House. Expense, inconvenience and nervous Irritation can be saved by having in the house a few tools such as are used in doing what may be called "small jobs." provided their possession is ac companied by some knowledge of how to use them. I weakens the body and de grades the mind. It s?ps the nervous strength that is the source of all health, and perverts the functions of every organ. Because of its stubborn nature, it is often called incurable. This is not true. There is one medicine that never fails to check the nervous spasms and give new strength to the entire system. 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