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Kingston, Torn and desolated
turtif i7jwn?~~-^^~ l OUTFITS AT r:> o kuvgjton ty° INGSTON, Jamaica, once a veritable heaven of tropical vlllaa and southern industry, now bids fair to pass into archives of history and within a few years this gem ot the south K will probably be only u memory in American minds. It Ik nearly 18 months since the earthquake which rivalled that at Sun Francisco tore down the beau tiful bungalows and public buildings and desecrat ed the plsr.ss of Kingston, but there has been hardly a move it. rebuild the city. As a conse quence the place to-day iwoks much as it did the . - --- * 'l-r" Trail ill I Vj V" t i • |-r ...... . morning after tho terrible rumblings of the earth announced to the residents of Kingston that they were experiencing one of the worst earthquakes which the western hemisphere. The streets of Kingston ore still strewn with broken brick, stone and mortar. Only where abso lute ‘necessity demanded has the debris of a year and a half ago been cleared away and to-day one may walk the streets of this historic city and be compelled to take the middle of the road in order to avoid the great piles of shattered buildings which blockade the sidewalks and most of the thoroughfares. This condition to the minds of Americans Is per haps an enjoyable contrast to that which took place in San Francisco shortly after the Golden Gate city was desolated by the quake of a few years ago. The Pacific coast metropolis awoke the morning following the enrfhqnnke and literally went to work then and there to place a new city on the site of the one destroyed. Workmen were paid wages which drew laborers, mechanics, engineers from every section of the world to take advantage of tho high price put U|>on Services. the tourist would scarcely know there had been a disturbance of seismic conditions. Hut in Kingston some of the residents made homeless by the earthquake are still inhabiting tents, others have departed, while still others have moved away from the stricken city. Little has been done. And wlint is the reason? tourists ask. Is It the traditional- “tired feeling,” attributed to south ern peoples, is it lack of activity on the part of the government or lack of facilities? Those are the questions which experts in building and organizing are trying to solve today, many months after this condition was brought about. One reason Is that the English Insurance companies have evaded payment of losses In the fire which followed the earth quake. The cases are In the courts for adjustment, but the progress is slow. In many cases where the property was destroyed the owners are unable to rebuild without assistance and that Is hard to obtain while the Insurance cases are pending Others are disheartened and would rath er sell their land than to rebuild and Improve it. The scone Is almost as desolate as it was the week following the earthquake. In some sections, not ably on Harbor and Orange streets, tho rubbish has been cleared away and small one-story frame buildings have been erected In which stores and business places were quickly opened; at another 1 oint the government is clearing an entire city square for the erection of new federal buildlngk. Aside from these ndnor matters the city has made little progress toward rebuilding, and business is generally carried on in temporary structures or in old buildings which were unaffected by the earth quake and which likewise escaped the flames. And yet, Kingston still shows much evidence of its former beuuty. The stately palm trees are to be seen along many highways and in private grounds; the cocoanut palm flourishes in almost every door yard; the rank growth of tropical foli age is quickly covering much of the unsightly ruins and giving pn air of life in which the hand of man does not co-operate. Before the earthquake the city had many magnifi cent churches, representing most of the prominent denominations. Every one of them was either do st royed or put out of commission, and services have not been held in a single church of the city sliice tlie earthquake. All public worship is either conducted in small buildings near the parent churches or in the streets. The street meetings predominate, and many .of these are fervid almost to the point of fanaticism. The horrors of the earthquake, which resulted in several hundred deaths, made such an impression upon the minds of the native Jamaicans as to leave many of them hysterically religious. A sight that impresses one in the Kingston streets is the prevalence of women laborers. Much of the heavy work is done by the native black worn- USE THE RUBBER FINGERS. They're Comifion Enough Now, But Many Still Cut Ott a Glove Finger. When you cut your finger nowadays and wrap It up in nauie you don't have to hunt for an old pair of cloves and lop off a finger to form the outer bandage of your wounde I member; you simply go to the drug store and buv a rubber finger for a nickel. And yet many persons go "n cuttire en; they work on the atrpetß, with pick and above]; they help to break the stones for ma cadamizing the streets, and they are to be found in the working gangs in all private and public building opera tions. It is said that the stone for the macadam ized highway which runs entirely across tlio Island of Jamaica from Kings ton to Port Ontario was all crushed by native women. One thing can be said that cannot be claimed for the states, however, they receive equal wages with the men for similar work. Hut to drop the distressing features of life In Kingston for the more delightful ones of the rest of the Island of Jnmalca. which is truly a tropi cal gem of the first water. Vegetation! Its lux uriance can hardly be conceived of by a north erner without a personal visit. Its productiveness Is almost beyond conception; fruits grow in rare abundance with only the slightest effort on the part ol the ranchmen or native farmers. A trip across the island either by rail or automobile is a revelation of beauty on every hand. At every turn new beauties and new delights are thrust upon you; the fertility of the soil both on the hills and lowlands is almost beyond belief; vegetable growth, rank but perfect, at every point. So far as one can see. the term "bare land" does not apply in Jamaica; vegetation, either wild or un der cultivation, a mass of greenery and bloom. Here a hedge, a grove, a hillside, covered with the over bearing cocoanut trees in full fruitage; there, long rows of banana trees, with great green bunches hanging from the thfifty stalks. Some times they were in scattered patches and at oth ers they were cultivated, with skill and precision, and covering wide ranges of land as far as the eye could rdacli, while here and there were or ange groves or isolated trees, all laden with Ihe rich, yellow fruit. The little English railroad which crosses the island from north to south winds for sonic distance from Port Arthur along the southern coast. Then it turns abruptly to the Interior, plowing its way over the hills, through tunnels, across ravines and down inclines. But at every point, on the hillsides, by the sea shore. in the valleys, even in the swamps, .the prolific growth of all manner of vegetation is everywhere present. Nature has apparently done so much for the little island that the people have hail no proper Incentive for effort or development. Why live the strenuous life when it is so much easier to exist with little physical or mental labor? Why strive for a competence when the means of subsistence are at hand without such strife? Why lay up something for a “rainy day” when it is the actual days which come so frequently and refreshing-Uke to this island that absolve one from the absolute necessity for such saving? And such seems to be the thought of the natives of Jamaica. The English language is almost the only one heard on the island. The natives, even In the in terior. who seldom get down to the coast, use the English longue In a corrupted form, but easily understood. They are all proud of the fact that they are English, whether black, b’roaze, mahog any or white —and you find all shades of color, the black predominating to a very lat-ge degree. In excess of 90 per cent, of the population of Jamai ca is black. While there appear to be no minerals of value on the island—except, possibly, a little copper— Jamaica is certainly one of the richest of Eng land's great family of islands. Imagine what this off glove fingers. They have got into the habit of saving up old gloves for Just such purposes of home surgery, and the habit sticks pertinaciously. Most of them don't know that you can get rubber fingers of all sizes. They are made to fit tho baby who in his first adventures is pretty sure to find a knife somewhere and to acquire the knowledge that it cuts, and grown ups. too, no matter how big the band. mtiTxm OFAUUUdTVIT HARBOR 3S nature-blessed, fertile-soiled dot In the great s®a would produce under conditions of Intense agricul tural cultivation! Apparently under the very best of the present-day cultivation about tho only effort that Is put forth to produce the most abundant crops is to tear away that which you don't want in order to give a little advantage to that which you want to grow. The fruit trees and farms produce their crops all the year ’round. While there is a natural harvest GORDOJI HAIM AFTER TrtZ FARTHQUAKF. time for the various products, the climate Is such that with little effort it can be changed to suit the convenience of the producer. Just as the skilled florist can produce June roses in De cember in his northern hothouses. Here about all that Is required is to plant your seed In an ticipation of the time you wish to gather your harvest; in due time the seed sends forth Its shoots, which blossom, develop fruit that ripens and may be harvested, whether it be October. May or December. What wealth this means for the island and to the mother country when, in the years to come, the land Is put under intense cultivation and ad vantage is taken of all that nature has done for Jamaica, time only can tell. The hillsides and the valleys of this little isl and are capable of producing crops under the best conditions that would support a large nation. Mineral wealth is unnecessary here: the real wealth, which is perpetual and inexhaustible, is in the fertility of the soil and the climate condi tions which have produced such fertility. There is no Ice, no snow, no frost, here. The rainy season Is less severe and extends over a greater period of time than in any other portion of the world. There Is said to be rainfall in some part of Ihe island every month In the year, and the condition of the crops at any season would prove the truth of this statement. It would be hard to find a place with more beautiful scenery or more appealing prospects. There are many charming driveways, both for the horse and auto mobile. The feeling of depression that must come to one iu the city of Kingston gives way to one of optimism as he gets out along the seacoast or in to the mountainous country, where everything is pleasing. It is quiet and restful in Jamaica; - people here do not do things in a hurry; the cli mate is not conducive to the hustle of a northern community. Even the turkey buzzards that abound everywhere, soar slowly away over the city or the hills as if they had no thought of being late for dinner or that the supply might give out be fore thtsy readied tho dining table. And the little brown boys who dive for pieces of money front the decks,of steamers or the pier at Kingston go Into the water so leisurely and remain under so long that you begin to think they are going to stay down; but they always come up with the coin clasped in their fingers, and stow one piece after another into their spacious mouths for safe keeping until the sport is over. A pretty smile may make one's fortune. Few women realize ,the value of a smile. Most smiles are useless. The smile that counts is one that charms men. and that will secure favors here and service there, and go twice as far as a tip or a command. This smile has radiance, is produced by the eyes as well as by the lips, and, above all, Is never mechanical.—Strand Magazine. And they are mighty convenient, for you know a glove finger has to be tied on by strings passing over the hand and around the wrist. New devices to save time and bother are put on the market dally, but it takes some folks a long time to find out about them. World Is Improving. The world was never so truth-telling as it is to-day. Nothing like it ever ex isted in the past. The commercial life of the world compels truth as nothing has, nothing else can, for It Value of a Smile. is on Ita credit and truthfulness that the fabric of our great commerce rests. You may rest assured tuat there never was so much truth in the world a i there is to-day, and there never was such a reul care for truths as there is to-day.—Rev. M. J. Savage. Pharaoh's Mummy. Pharaoh's mummy has been discov ered and unfolded, and the eyes of readers of these pages can rest on the very features on which the eyes of Moses looked 3,000 years and mors ago. For the Harness Mme. Merri’s Valuable Suggestions for Entertain* ments —Stork Party Can Be Made a Dainty Affair—Prom Shakespeare. Pretty Room for a Wee Maiden. Perhaps this sketch does not come under the heading of our department, but I take it for granted it will be of interest to all mothers in search of ideas for dear wee daughters. This room in an apartment was so charm ingly fitted up for the six-year old ; maiden that I simply cannot resist telling about it. In the first place It is astonishing ,at what an early age children appre ciate things being done for their espe cial comfort and how they love their very own things. The sense of pride in ownership is developed long before most parents realize it. Now for the room. The side walls are of plain cream, with a dado and frieze of riotous pink roses and green leaves. Over each window and door there is a trellis of roses, also around the small bureau. These were cut out and pasted on Just as natural as life. The effect was lovely and only took a little time and patience. A white moulding joined side wall and ceiling. The pictures are all reproductions from the old masters, with enough childish subjects to interest the youth ful occupant of this rose bower. The frames were all of plain black wood. All the furniture was in white enamel paint, and everything was half size to suit the comfort of Miss Six-Year-Old. The curtains, bed draperies and -dresser cover are of rose cretonne edged with torchon lace. The best feature of this room is it can literally be washed—everything in it —for the rugs are pink and green colonial rugs, for which the mother saved the “rags.” A small desk is a source of great comfort; also a folding table. A Stork Party. They say that all the world loves a lover. That is true, and next all the world and his wife loves a baby, so said a dear little mother as she proud ly exhibited a grave old stork, a trophy from a matron's entertainment in his honor. This popular bird has had a busy time these days, and a party given re cently was a very dainty affair. The souvenirs were dating little gilt cradles with a wee doll in each. A lovely pink rosebud was at each place; the centerpiece was a large stork bearing a baby In his beak. The quotations below were some used on this occasion, and I hope will answer a request "for sentiments suit able for an affair to be given for young mothers:” A babe In a bouse Is a well-spring of pleasure.—Tupper. The child shows the man. As morning shows the day. —Milton. Children have more need of models than of critics.—Joubert. You may not be able to leave your chil dren n great Inheritance, but day by day you may be weaving coats for them, which they will wear through all eterni ty.—Cuyler. What a privilege It Is to be associated with little children. They hold the keys to the gate of heaven. You cannot compromise with the tre mendous natural business of motherhood. —B. Wler Mitchell. An Ideal—Just to be good: to keep life pure from degrading elements: to make It constantly helpful In little ways to those who are touched by It; to keep one's spirit sweet and avoid all petty anger and Irritability—that is an ideal us noble as It Is difficult.—Griggs. PHOTOGRAPH FRAME This offers a suggestion for making up a very pretty frame to hold .go photographs. The foundation is the usual strong cardboard, with two circular holes cut in it. A softly rounded appearance is given by covering the card on the face with a thick layer of wadding, then stretching the silk over it and fixing it at back by seccotine. A pretty soft green spotted silk was used for our model, the embroidery design of marguerites and festoons being worked with china ribbon, a deli cate yellow being used for the flowers, pale blue for the bows, and an olive tint of green for the little leaves. The stalk line connecting the leaves is cording-stitch worked with silk. The card for the back Is, of course, cut without the holes; it is covered with bookbinder’s paper, and is fixed to the upper edge and sides by mucilage, leaving a space underneath through which the photos may be passed. A sup port of thick card about an inch wide may be fixed to the back, or two little rings fixed by a loop of ribbon to the top of back if the frame is intended to be hung on the wall. in Vogue Many summer gowns have the slight ly low Dutch neck. Shell necklaces from Honolulu are considered very stunning. Russian suits continue in popularity for small boys. Graduated striped borders are very stylish. Satin stripes are clever on anything from mull to cloth. For coat costumes the plaited skirt show 8 the stripes around the feet. In dresses stripes are used in any way that one's taste may dictate. Some lowcut shoes are bordered with narrow bands of contrasting leather. Dress goods are very much bordered, the ctioicest weaves as well*as the simplest lawns. Black silk stockings and patent In the pure love of child and mother. Two human loves make one divine. —E. B. Browning. The most sublime psalm that can be heard on eurth Is the lisping of a human soul from the Ups of childhood.—Hugo. Verily. I say unto you, whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a lit tle child, he shall not enter therein.— Bible. True of heart tho' a trifle contrary. The child who comes In February. Roses with their beautiful buds are the flowers that seem to belong espe cially to babies and young children. This little verse sent with a bunch of them will add the finishing touch to ao always acceptable gift: Hoses bloom In the garden. Along the path and the wall: But the roses that bloom In my baby’s cheeks Are the sweetest roses of all. Here is an old Scotch jingle that is dear to every mother’s heart. It is very pretty when written in fancy lettering on cardboard, ornamented with cherubs, or baby faces, passe partouted in white, and hung in the child’s room. Underscore the day on which the little one first saw the light. Here are the lines: The bairn that is born on the Sabbath day. Is lucky and bonnle and blithe and gay. Monday's bairn Is fair of face: Tuesday's bairn Is full of grace; Wednesday's bairn need fear no foe; Thursday's bairn has far to go; Friday's bairn is loving and giving: Saturday's bairn must work for a living. With the gift of a pair of scales, send this little rhyme: How many pounds does baby weigh? Baby who came awhile ago; How many pounds from crowning curl To rosy point of restless toe? These lines sent with a pillow or slumber robe make the gift doubly at tractive: Whut Is the road to Slumberland? And where does baby go? The road lies straight through mother’s arms. When the sun Is sinking low. Characters from Bhakespeare. The following is most interesting for Shakespearean enthusiasts: My first Is a good meat, with eggs a good dish: My second's allow, or permit. If you wish. —Hamlet. My first Is so modest and bashful, withal; My second's a tuft of your hair, that is all. —Shylock. My first Is the city of ftalv's pride; My second’s a vowel, which you mustn't elide. —Romeo. My first's a girl's name, to your wits put a file: My second and third describe her the while. If she Is well bred, understand, and has style. —Anthony. A name of one syllable here you will see. A villainous smile, devoid of all glee. —l.ear. My first you take ns a witness before heaven: My second some take when an Inch they are given: My third is a vowel. Just one of seven. —Othello. My first It Is money, of specie or gold: When "we" is objective, my second be hold. —Cassius. My first, you see. Is the time of the yenr. When all tke leaves and the birds dis appear; My second's n metaphor applied to bread. Because it supports one's life. It is said. —Fa Ist a ft. MADAME MEKRI. leather pumps are to be much worn with dressy costumes. A novelty in hosiery is a pair o! black silk stockings inset with a pair of Chantilly lace butterflies. Facts in Embroidery. Every one who embroiders knows that it is absolutely impossible to em broider initials without placing the ar ticle to be embroidered on the em broidery rings. When the Initial or monogram is in the corner of a nap kin, tablecloth or lunchcloth, it is difficult to stretch the narrow margin over the rings and make it snug and tight enough. Where two pieces are to be em broidered bring the pieces end to end and whip them over and over, and then place them in the embroidery rings. The article can be held in a firm position and the work can be done more easily and quickly. When the four corners, such as four nap kins. are to be embroidered, bring the four corners to a point and stitch the sides firmly. There will then be nc difficulty in keeping the material on the rings. Entirely Sufficient. First Boy —I’m going to study French this summer. Second Boy—Well, I can speak two languages now. First Boy —What are they? Second Boy—English and Baseball. The Prize Puppy. Miss Gaddle—Yes, May Boxley Is Just as mad at her father as she can ie. There was a little puppy with a great pedigree that she wanted him to buy for her, and he wouldn’t do if. Miss Ascum —What was it —a French count or a German baron? The Smiths at Denver. About 8 o’clock last night a bellboy In the lobby of the Albany got out in the middle of the floor and yelled: "Call for Mr. Smith.” -Immediately there was a regular football rush around the boy. He was rescued with difficulty. The Smiths are here all right, all right.—Denver Post. Impossible. He—Do you think it would be fool ish of me to marry a girl who was my inferior intellectually? She —More than foolish—lmpossible. Very First. ' 'Or * - • W. C. Philips of the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, said recently in New York that among infants artificially fed, fifteen times more died than among those fed natu rally. "We will learn in the end to live cor rectly.” said Mr. Philips. "As things stand now, we are not much wiser in our way of living than an immigrant of whom I heard the other day. "This Immigrant, a Magyar, was ar tested for stealing a bottle of whisky. At the station house the sergeant said to him, pointing toward a tub: “’Strip and take a bath.* “‘Vat, go In de vater?” shrieked the Magyar. “ ‘Yes.’ said the sergeant, ‘take a bath. You need it. How long is it since you have had a bath?’ "The Magyar lifted up his hands and rolled his eyes. ” ‘Oh.’ he said, ‘I never vas arrested before.’ ” Down by the Lake. Summer Girl —What a queer looking boat! What kind is it? Boatman That’s a cat boat. Miss. Summer Girl —Indeed! And where are the kitten boats? A Real Artist. Oscar Hammerstein, at a dinner In New York, said that he Imputed his great success to the fact that in his opera house he put art ahead of mon ey-making. ”1 like to think,” said Mr. Ham merstein, “that in some small degree i share the artistic feeling of the great Handel. "Handel, • when the curtain would rise upon a nearly empty house, would say soothingly to his associate's: . “’Ach, never mind: the music k sound all the better.' ” A Difference in. Yard John and Pat were two ■ ‘ en ,? Ik workmen who were if each one trying to outwit^ "Are you good at measuren'ent. asked John. “I am that,” said Pat quickly. “Then, could you tell me how many shirts I could get out of a yard?" asked John. “Sure." said Pat; “that depends on whose yard you got into." —Human Life. A Matter of Wonder. "Tomorrow," announced five-year old Sidney proudly to his kindergarten teocher, “is my birfday." “Why,” returned she, “it is mine, loo." The boy’s face clouded with perplex ity, and. after a brief silence, he ex claimed. “How did you get so much bigger’n me?"—Human Life. Too Much for the Old Man. "Good morning.’’ said tho artist, po litely, “that’s a perfect cow of yours down there in the field. I’d like to paint her If you don’t mind." “By Heck!" exclaimed Farmer Kora top. “I reckon ye won’t. Git outer hvar! I’m tired o’ you ’Perkins Purple Pills fellers.’ ” —Philadelphia Press. 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