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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, JANUARY J, ina.
mcn Workers Have Real
Ones in Many Fields.
lliine III Moiinlnlo lalilu 'I'rtrlfJ Inji
I ' ii nnu li .Nurse 'loll-. .. r Kill lliijs
trtn In n Hunting
H li'i li.. I. com the imml Gi.'.lllriir
in nc u i 1. 1' our life?"
In (lUi stion was nskod of the women
wsk I'm tor prevent ut thu trluiuilBl
ttii4 " the womcn'M auxiliary of
i bom I of iitlsnloti.'i of till' I'plscoiinl
uli, v. lib it whs reroutlv convened.
i lime nothing to toll nbout mn -
,irotoslod but finally
i Ui '
I'.n I t' i n
ill" W.t" l,l.t
. we-te lolil -.vilhcul in -'o
t'ly iinrn'trMst 'iioli cpl
i pngslMg Incident In the
a s f i
1011, "i ,
n !- orltiAA experience In
doilnrei) lilts tVlnronau Lang-
more opt to -li'll than to thrill,
nillor. lai't -.i injur to stop, If
i i epidemic of pneumonia In
' Jnilian i fimp. I aoj In c!ir,rgc of
1 f liool l i T.'iniinri inu responsible
f ihr nilfato of six chlldicu In test-
enci ilio'i' I n hired thu olillilicn in j
,1-0 c" na'lves living hi '.!.i! village.
' ver .
ban us-scd my iloj.'n, took n
(ntlia.li lioy with mo anil started
i .in' . iihc ntrnil after a snow-
In boy lost
,i ihlrl if '.'.io dis
tho trail. Wo had
onsldoratilo dlfi'!i ulty In tlndiii; li ip.un.
i , the altornonn we rami' to a slouch
iv lore fie he was fror.en a'i smooth
t Lt t .i tlie dot's could noi kop tholr
ootlnp The boy iiilil I would bine to
p. p t of the sledKe. llo told mo to
t.iKo I oid of the handles and follow, I
,iiado t ,e attempt, but oould not stand
orlpht 'n Ho smooth siirfneo of the ice.
1 tolil th 'in., to take the doss and ko
ahead is .is lie could Then I KOt
down on im hands and knees and
rr.awled the entire distance. We arrived
fit four o' look In the afternoon. I camp
r,l m t , ti.it of ono of the women That
i' nine I visited every person in the
i 'np .mil distributed medicines. All who
v on ,iblc r ime to the largest tent whore
? t had pr.i v-ers.
I reuni' d to Tanana next l,n. There
i i "liiii'l tie duties of policewoman,
oortD'' an- housekeeper tor six ehll
d r. ,n r ,i'li r, woodchopper. under
t rr i I Kem ral orubMini in. Xo
praise 1 tor tho versatility. It was
norr!s.,ir'. Io cause for l'J years have
1 1 n alii n Tannna "
'Ti rioi'.s io the domoHtio mission field
are ofti n the result of nerves and Im
agination.' -.ml Hoiiconoss .Mabel
Ail.iin-, who lor the piiKt nine years
1 is been working nt .MoiRantown, N. (..
"Mj most tenifyiiiB ihImmIiiio was the
mere fact of tindiim nielf alone in a
sninll 1"K lahln in the nioiiiitaitis. I
shall ervir fortret tho fit it night I
spent theio I had always lived In a
i it. I h id never conceived of a homo
ntirrl ii mote fioin all other habita
tion Th it ilrst night in tin- nioun-
t iln- 1 nevi i -lept a wink I was aJei t,
fearful, listeninir all the time for some-
ililng I did not know what. Theie was
i,othing to haim me, hut everything
seemed so still anil so wry straiten
' f'rom that time to this I have ex
peril need nothing mini' thrilling and
exciting than mental starvation. That
has been advomtii i: enough fin me
Vine oars of it has been the limit of
1 l iy endurance To live in that Ion el.
mountain oountry is to be denied ovor -
thing fioin loot tiles and eonoi rts ti
.idciiint' lellgioiis m i Mi es. Life is
Made n i of ti ifli s.
' Ts It an .ilventnie in git up eailv
n tin liioioing ami, . 1 1 1 t attonding to
holivrho d .hitles. walk seven miles
acroxs tt i mountain to visit a nioth-
ie fiiuilv of eight eliildren. the
' blest a girl of 1.', years, the lather
ii eking in Virginia and the nearest
.iglileiis thiee miles distant, to know
i ,i tl'i-e luldroi! wore destitute of
t.it "tia! privilege, spiritual train
i i mor.il uplift, and that no ox
' no i. v ipiill"ii to them hecauso
' li '!'! occasionally sent them
nail .t ii" of mono" 't'o go from
i ,r m !ior, to visit tho children meant
n aotlrilly 'in all ilav s atifence and
'o ri turn homo wltn .in uohiiii; heart
iind br,J. An cms was a plopeo,
I iis'iou t,i that ,l;stri, , eory day
1 rot.elit Its trial.- in, I illsfourage-
ment". hut for actual thrills, nothing
eoold . urpuRs that flrst night in thf
solltuiia. It was the liardost ep.-rl-
i nor i t illy life.'
Ftut I halo l.r.j poriftiico "
ulnioil It. Mnry 'Jlootoii of Wil
li, ir.g ' 1 'mi. "The mot thrilling
ixvorl'ni. j' iy life v.h d'liing tho
I niutipi, a n.l '"rcn Jiospifl wan
In the cathedral. I va.i
' l'i.-i:'.'- Ior 1 00 days tho
O'ldor rontlntiovii ',-p.
v nro uikI i oU'
shot's. "; ,
!n oar.ir. r fr. m ll Inir
ere lnea,;!ni. all ..bout
U( 1 'am- ..'i loi.wrttooied to the
s -Irk- .if shells and trio el iiclilo of bul-
t is.' , e never noticed them. The
it i in nn.j g.-f.tt.'st when we -.en.
i ii ked i i t'-.j e'.ty for thri o dayr. We
liianag mI to send a letter over th- wall
to Hankow In response a rtetim tns ar
r xeilf having on bonrd the American
lonsul. the eaptaln of the Helena nnd
i' i iv for
W ri iMit-id.
toy ,i el
s They could not get Into
some lime. Wo kr.i w thev
uti'l wo wore so fearful thai
not lie able to gel to iir'
ti win opnnul to admit a
Vim I . u t.
i I'inoii Tn.it
was tliel- oppoitunlty.
i io' i , , ded in
getting tOruiigli and
a committee then waited upon (leneral
. lie madi arrangements h whieh all
'oritgners were anseinlilod in tlie oom
li einil and we were permitted to march
out Just as we reached the water a
' hlnese gunboat opened Iln . W had
apt I mat in time.''
.Ml- I; W. Thiu kera of Arizona, small,
iuh! .mil ilreaiuy-eycd, gazed off Into
s.iace as she does when she stands upon
the porch or the Xavalo Mission llos
'ilt.ll of tlie fiood Slu-pheld, which she,
if her own errorts, has established, and
looks out aiios the plains
I was lost," she lemaikeil uiiislnglv ,
and found again after a remarkable
fin overland I might not have gotten
I i.i r It so easily had It run boon for the
s.igaclt of the Iioi-jcs. was entertain
ing friends at thu hospital when word
leached me that a prominent nffkial of
an liaHteni society, who had been trav
eling tlliough Hint section, would bo
having next thu and wanted to tan
up I sent word that I would be there.
A wealthy friend of tlie official Intended
to mako BOtne largo i-hurltahle contribu
tion" I wanti d to innur a substantial
gift i " i it.il Th dist.ini e ic-
Im nL uracil u.i-i u miles.
"I slatted nt four o'cloik in tin after
noon. An Indian driver accompanied me
Mioiit rlx o'clock .t, leirlllo storm luoko
Tim ii In. thunder unit lightning wero In
cessant. Wo passed mi habitation other
than mii Inillan sheep canip. The night
became so ilnrk Hint ivu ooulil not boo
tho heads of tho hoisos. As the storm
Increased In fury wo thought wo would
drive hack let tho Inillan sheep ramp,
Then wo discovered that wo woro hope
"Tho Inilinn beside mo bail im Idea
whore vp woi" nor In what direction wc
woro traveling. Finally, hi splto "f the
storm and tho drenching, tho Inillan fell
asleep. The horses wi re loft to their
own devices. There I "ill hcsldu the
i'Ii cplng Indian,
'The night seemed Intrrnilnnlile. At
length the homes stopped anil 1 nrum-eel
the Imllan. To our surprise wo wero
In sight of t'no hospital. lieforo wo pould
r aoli It, however, T saw my i;npsts of
the ilnv bofnro driving away to their
train. 1 was .Inst too Into to wish thnvn
farewell nti.l tho hospital novif received
tho yeiiorous litialiJlul gift I hail hopoil
to secure by taklnr that trip. "-Cleveland
ROMAN CITY LAID HARE.
'Ollllllll UllMt ll'lo Hern tin
lirrnl ( lllifi or I hi i;In ml.
uokiRl in ite intei's.-iv interePlod
old llotr.au ritv of f: leonllltll.
Is In lug upeovoved In Shi-oppblro
Tlie oxcavatlon htui already
results of extra.tii'.ni.ai'y lntor-
eit, Mid ! tn bellsvod v.-1 ! 1 greatly add
to tho knowledge of Ilrlia'n' ccuti
tlon by the i'.oniajis
L'rle.ontnin was si'.oi, d .n the junc
tion of the prlncip.i! Itoir.un roads, one
from London, In the southeast, anothor
Church tHretton IhrougH
borders of rae.-hn. I:,
Thtre wue al-o otliT
from lt to f'hi'Mor. nnd
tho town undotibtMlly fo'rred an Im
portant ccntoi' in Uontr.:i Britain.
The iliviilt of the city m'-iisured
about three niiii a, and thev hioloscd an
urea of ITo iipres-th.it Is, about acres
larger than IVunpoll
About half the public hat lis and tho
basllha. or town ball, of the city have
been uncovei i d, the latter an Impoilng
building, Willi a nave Moored with tiles
111 hen Ing-boii" iashloii. and the aisles
Willi tteometrleal patterns in inosale
Part of the cemetery has nls i boon
dug out. and some Interesting tomb
stone and other objects found, also
four houses, evidently large shops, with
porticoes on the street and dwelling
rooms at the back.
Thole has alo been unoineied a tem
ple measuring about 'X, feet by f1 feet,
the entrance nt which wii' under a
poi th o of sl eoliiiniis. 1'ortlntis of sev
eral statues, the head of ii horse in
stone and pints of two altars wen- found
excavators are now tineoverlng a
building witli a portico on the
or US teet. ""his building ba al
beoti faced hack I'K) fort. It oon-
iniinv rooms, some with lough
mosale pavements and others with
cement thiol s. l'our looms bad 1 Vl'o
eausts. or hot-air heating npp..riitt!s.
In the eoiiity.iHl was a huge well, built
of massive blocks of stone.
While digging out these bulldlnfs 1 11
ti testing objects in silver, bronze, iron,
Ivor'., bone. Jel, ulns" nnd other ma
te) ials Inn e been lound.
Among the most noteworthy nie an
amethyst gem enutaved witli a llgure
of Venus, a bronze disk, with the de
vice, In different colored enamels, of an
eagle holding a tub:, an Ivory elasp
knife handle In the lorm of a crouching
lioness, and a small cameo of a lady's
head: also mum bioinlie.s, rings, elo.
The inlns found numbered about 7 0
and Hinge fiom the n publican pel iod
that is, before -"! II. C. to the Kmpeior
Tlo odoslus 1 (1-3!C A. 1 ' )
That the -Ite was ocouplod soon after
th" ''hiiinilan Invasion in A. I. 13 Is
-hown h two tombstoiH of soldiers of
the XIV Legion. Tills legion came over
with I'l.indiiis and left llrltaln for
in A I'. 7oNiw Vork Tribune.
BLUE GRASS MEAL.
llellenelen IIITereil Wlllell N" Hunger
""CrlUer t'nilld Iteslsl.
Weio .ou eM iii the blue grass legion
upon a Siiiid.tx win n the preacher was to
eonie home with ma and pa to dinner'.1
Oil tin daj oefoio, It would gel nut to
tin negio ipiarters somehow that the
"preaehoi man" imis coining, and then
the feathers mouIo I'y.
Th ;n.-i ami Jelly shelves would hi
rilled an,' finally the dinner came on tho
tnbb. "h'-ri would be about half a
boKiie' ot frh'd ehlokon from which the
u-:ks, li.ickbones and v.dngs had hem
i !!nilnati-'l, done t" -ic'i browr col-ii ,
r.auki 1 with ina,shrd pritatos on om sie
(old blue Mesliannoik) as white as llo:
driuii sii'.w and as light and pb'a.s'nfc as
-.'i" laugh of a iMlrt: beaten blvetiltJ;
jams, prem rves "n(1 '"at old-fnsh'mert j 'h" ship stloks and has to he logged by
apple liuttsi. torn dodger about the size I th" use of hydraulic r ims This Is done
ot oiir clenched fist witli a husk llko1'1""' -hn etisrl starts, and then general-
tile sh.il' I
and mi on ad in
Wo elillrtien all had to wait foi Ua see.
itid lablr-, but the old colored mammy
never jot ns suffer and I Imagine some
times we wero hotter srved than the
grownup people, Thmi the pie, tile "pun
kin" pie. N"Ver served In less than a
qu irler nnd always kh a spring-colored
glass of cream as u "ch.nset."
Do you know how to oat a "punkin"
pie'.' sioine of the degenerate scions of
a long-forgotten race of harhnrlans clip
it off with a fork and I actually saw a
fori, the otln r day In your i"lty which had
one of the tines widened and sharpened
so that it looked to me like a kind of
S'.ovol, and thev une tin no instruments
to cut a "iiiinkln" pie with.
Hut no well-bred c itlzeii would dese
crate a "punkin" pie by ti eating lt in this
niimiu r. The well-bred citizen takes Ills
piece of pie in his hand and bltcH out
crescents of m h, aiiiber-hiied deliclous
ness I mm the pie, while the crust around
the iio and the sides of tlie plo and thu
bottom of Hie pie are browned flakes ot
eestaey. Half the enjoyment of eating a
"punkin' pie lo in hincatlng some of tt
over your face. A pin having tho kind
of crust that wouldn't stand alone and
which would allow lis contents to run all
over your lingers and gum them up would
he hastened to tho pigpen. Kansas City
AN UliDKHLV .Sl-IIIVK'I.
A .Methodist parson, called to preach
til an out-of-the-way town In California,
was Informed, befoio entering the pulpit.
that lie must be careful, iih ninny of tho
nsseinhh-d congregation wele "roughs,"
and would not' hesitate to pull htm from
Hie pulpit if Ills remuiks did not salt
The minister made no reply, but having
reached the sacred dosk, ho look from-his
pocket two revolvers, and placing otic
on each side of the Ilible, gave a sharp
glume .iroiind 1 1 - ro on, and ald "Let
- A 11)01 1; nuli.liv wnu: wm ULVci' Jltild
LAUHGHIHGS GALA EVENTS
Made Great Occasions in the
Important Tlinl .Nothing lionlil Mnr
ihr ("rri-tminy lis Otliervtise Milp
Would Hp nooinril to llnvo
To-d.ty Uatli Is the only place whole
they build ships within easy distance
of I'oitland, and tno.il people who want
to see ships launched have to go there
to see tho Job done. I know of no nmr -solemn
moment than that when the
master builder, having seen to It Hint
everything Is n. nrai right a human
foresight ami skill can make It. Rive-:
the wind to knnek out the props.
A gang of men fall to work with ham
luois and axes and the props that have
held the ship from going ovei tx .ird are
pushed one side r.tid the Weight of the
ship then lists wholly on tho oiadle
This Is a huge frame of timbers that
slides: on the v.njs.
Th space between Ihcm ha been
Iilentlfullv slushed with oap greafe and
tallow and. when the tltn" pomes to knncJ(
out tl"- spur s-hore and let the vessel
Mart to slide she Is Mtppos' d to slldo
slowly :f first, hut with over-Increasing
momentum, until the stern strikes the
water with a mlirhty fplash nnd. huoveil
up by th- water, she tnks n new nnglo
and s'.idon mi until she in lifted el'jar or
the shore wholly
Tho way thov do it now the cradle
goes into the water vith the vessel, and
boutmon are husv for some time after
waid gathering It up and either toivlng
lt back to lie used over again at some
rfuturo tlni" of i lso thev carry It oT f' r
their own use a- llrowood.
The way thev itf-od to Inilld ships thev
were held in plaee by tho stern, and the
Inst act was to saw tho stern blocks
apart. The man who did this had r.o time
.,t .1... .. I,r,,rn VM-
'", ""l '" "- ,"" ." , ' I
SOI Staiteil 10 SI1JI inio tlie ivui'T, !-'..
had to lie down In a little groove that was
prepared for that purpose and actually
let the ship pass out over him. Then he
rose and wont his way rejoicing.
It Is eoiisldei ed unlucky to have a work
man Injun d whll' a ship Is in building,
so master builders began to llgure out
plans to get itrav from this system. They
hold ships he the bow now, and the way
they start them Is to out tho bow block
and thus let the hull come down with a
kind or jump that starts the cradle slid
ing and orees the stern block, which ls
not so larg'
out of the
nor so heavy as It used to he,
way or else the sltuing snip
goes right over it.
It is a solemn occasion, tins ship
launching duv The people, who live
around the shipyard, have grown aocus
tomed to seeing the great hulk lying
there, growing little by little, until at
bust It a.ssutnes the proportions and the
iixldltv of a great mountain. Pirsl It Is
a skeleton, then it is planked on the
outside the ceiled on the Inside. Then It
Is painted and coppered nnd ofttimes
nowadays It is fully rigged on the stocks
The stocks, by the way, consist of
props of differing lengths set In under
the bottom and extending part wav up
the sides. Tint there 1m no need or
placing horizontal beams out as they
do when ships are In drydocks. There
is considerable land under the big
vessel and she holds herself np fairly
The cradle is built afterward and
put Into position shortly before launch
ing time. At first it supports no
weight whatever. Then when the
time draws near they begin to wedge
It Into shape anil pretty soon it Is
holding; a portion at least ot tho ship.
The ways are soaped plentifully.
Then they are soaped again and gone
over with the greatest care to mnke
sure thev are all right and will not
spread sldewise. Then the fated day
arrives. ,n army of woikmen Is as
m mbled on the spot, each armed with
up nxe or a maul or a double-faced
hummer, as the enso may be.
When all Is readj the iiaster build
er gives them the word to strike.
TIlP.V begin to knock out the wedges
Hit hold the ern.ile and the ways
apart. Then they begin to knock out
tile props that hold the ship off the
cradle. Then sho settles down on the
cradle with her whole weight. This
Is tile first test. If nothing glws. the
tnastet builder, after a last look all
around, gives tho word to cut th
bowposl. This held the cradle up and
as it is out It lets, the whole mass
drop a little
Most generally tills drop is enough to
start 1. r going Hut sometimes, as, for I
, lnctauce, it the weight of the vessel has
not luen akiilated rWht, or if tho tallow
I luf rroz-n. or tlnjro Li not enough of It,
slips graretnllv into tho witter amid i
th" shouting o! th" people, the blowing
of whistled and Ho. ringing of hells. I '
i.ive i-een a great many ship launches In
my time, having lo-nn op sonic, under
some and beside other;'.
The same feeling rilwcvs t-triltes me,
and I guess .vfiyhody elaa Just the same
wav, when t.n. g ship begins to move,
so slowly at llrst that It Is hard to de-
leci any motion at an, tiien raster anu
faster and faster, until she goes Into the
water to rise like a duel: and bob up
and down until chased by a tug and
htought back, or ele anchored bv tho
men on board nnd left theie until tho
tlnio comes to pull her Inshore,
The battleship Cioorgla wont Into the
water right over me ns I stood close be
side tho hull and under Hie counter, na
It Is called, when sho wont Into the Ken
nebec. When they launehed the Amnion
ram Kntnhdln I was stnndlng at tho how.
It was a dreadtiilly cold day and the tal
low froze. This necessitated the use of
tho hydraulic ranis for some time beforu
they could make tho ship start. Somo
of those who wore present at tint tlnio
predicted that the ship was doomed to
have a had record from thu way slio took
the water I have often wondered what
happened when the old Texas, Inter the
San Marco, was hinnchisl, for a number
of years that ship was followed by tho
worst kind of had luck.
A launch that I have always leealled
wait that of the yacht built by Isaac C.
Atkinson and put overboard between
I-'ranklln nnd Halt Wharves. Mr. At
kinson was himself lnutiched on the boat,
being the oul) ono on heard,
on her trip Into He water nnd 1 i e -.ill
as though It were only yesterday t;'.n
surpilsed look that cuiiih on his face
when th- boat struck tho water and
her stein "rlz." I Io seize1 hold ot
something and held on for dear life and
was not dropped overboard nor did h
fall to the deck. This yacht was, ,1 I
recall It, fastened with long lines whloh
let her drift pretty well out Into tho
iltnk hcfoitj slio was aught up and
.1 saw a bark launched over at East
7.ierlliB one day which they under
took to moor in this way. Him snapped
six lines, one after the other, and finally
the old lug Scott had to go ihaslnR after
her anil bilng her buck. This was ono
of the most buoyant vessels I over saw
and sho carried nut that same record
all through her career. 1 understand that
evun to-day as a. haul working and
humble coal barge tho old tuij can roll
mid bounce nriiund In the most sur
prising manner. Sylvester, In I'oithind
Heroine llleh liv
That the. public Is duped by the
"g.mifs" and "sub" sloiles of hoggin's Is
shown In the lilcs of th outdoor relief
The many pioressionnl begjtir with
huge estates and bunk neoounls sooner
or Inter apply to the org. miration for
old, hut npplv only icico The organiza
tion is in close touch with the charitablo
sicletles of all cities, and ho Is a crafty
mendicant who wot Its his game I nice, of
One of the many interfstln chatactor.i
v.to will noi appear In this office for
many years is a Frenchman of ,",5. Hy a
skilful contraction of his muscle ho ap
peal id on the striets na a helpless orlp
p'e usually s llhig pencils and receiv
ing largo alms from the pining public.
On tlie sudden appearance of .1 it nrtbier
It would stumble and cut his head or
tip his nose, malting It bl ed lo feign n
hemorrhage. Thus ho would be taken to
n hospital Instead of to the station house,
and seize the tkst optilliinity to esenp"
Whop his death was tepntted an oxam
Innilcn of his i Meets, mad" at his head-rji-iuters
In Detroit, iwiah-d that he
had over SIT.Oni) In a Pntrntt hunk He
soon euiiic lo life to reclaim his i-stato.
Another fraud Is recorded In the tiles
of a centenarian, who. filled with wan
derlust, roams nbou the country Impos
ing or. the sympathetic public lie :l,ilnis
to have fot:rht In the MeMcm ami I'lvi!
i Wars, gllhl) reciting names nr.l iegl
I meats In connection ith his experience'.
I While sojourning at the rity form he
I admitted his fraudulent pnrticos, and Is
expected to return to this Held of en-
de.nor for some "inn Hl -ihicf story
I.- of being robbed of bis pern lop in sum"
nearby towns and .isk-t fot carfare to
take him to his home, which may be
Another "war veteran" applied last year
for caifare to Washington, where he said
ho would have his pension increased, fin
bilng examined it was found lie had
mor 51i"l in cash and bore bankbooks
showing deposits of about V!."t In Hamil
ton. Out., and Montreal hanks.
Another old man staggered Into the out-
"'"r reiiot oince rppently. sulTerlng from
in iii"in.i. in- hokkvii io oe fiiii io ,t
eu. Hospital where ho would get free
treatment. It was found that he had
?P,,t'i In banks, fin his recovery a bill
was presented to him.
An old blind man. on being lefusod per
mission to play his violin on the city
streets, eanie Into the outdoor relief of
fice and begged his caifare out of town.
Whin lie was examined, a bolt of gold,
silver and nickel coin was round, weig'n
Intr more than lo pounds and containing
more than $:0".
He had large deposits in a hank at Al
bany, fin., where his wife nnd family live.
Disliking honi" life and family iiuletude,
he preferred to roam about the land, ao
companled by his liddlc Hoston Journal.
MioiiTiiit i.i-cim.ativi: SIMO.Vs.
(Fiom tho Vol tpeller .Journal. I
That the Inoidin.ite length of ihe last
session of Hie legislature still lingers
as an unpleasant moinoii with . oino
I'ltUi'iis or Vermont Is iuihntcil a
letter leceivisl hy Hie Morning Jumna!
Honi ,i reader in Han who ,sk.s it the
compensation of inomhti.- of the .-'inale
and House at the next session will not
he limited to Wl anil If such a limi
tation will not tend to make futiij-e ses
sions shorter than those of the recent
past The Journal's Inquirer Is in oi ror
In his belief that the pay of legislators
has been lixed at .'.'Inn fur tho session ur
at any other amount I
It is a fact, however, that a bill es
tablishing U'H as the ia for law-mak-eis
wits Introduced quite eaiiv In the
last session, hut was defeated in Hie
House hy the , mpliatle vote of ll'.i to "el
I'nilouhteilly there existed then as now a
wr distinct seiitlmi-nt among the peo
ple In favor of a shortening ot legisla
tive sessions and if this tun be brought
about hy the establishment of n llxed
salary for the State's hiwinakcis thf
change will lie gladly welcomed hy an
overwhelming m.ijoilty of the citizen"
Utile! Now Kuglanil States have been
lallid upon to ileal with this problem
of tlie constantlv Increasing length of
under ihe per mem system of
pa.Miiont. Idiotic Island, for example,
without establishing into limit for ses
sions lui.-, iiccompllshtd the iltsiied re
sult by rising tho time during which
members aie allowed compensation, fu
ll' . this law membi-is draw p.w for a
pel Iod of sixty da s at the rate oT $j a
day. t tin i piratlon of that peilod
pa cia-cs, hut tin Legislature may con
tinue it" si sslon as long as it chooses,
but without i onipf nsatlon. The practical
result bus been Hint site" tin- enact
ment of this law no session has ex
tendi d beyond the "i dam limit for
v. hhh pav Is piovided
Posslhlv some nuch system could l.e
established with advantage hero in Ver
inont, hut there are other ways in which
the end sought can tie leached. As has
lo en pointed out si trial tlims recently
It cannot ho doubted the wm U of tne
l.cglslaturo is seriousli nnmpered by
tl'.e Inilllcqllllc) of the quill tois II) the
Slate House available- for rlmmltlci!
meltings. Willi proper mom for use of
the committees of the Senate and llouso
available It n almost certiln a substan
tial saving of tnio could be effected and
sessions bo coi respond Ingly curtailed nnd
lids Is one of the many convincing lea
suns that should induce cilUcus general
ly lo give their approval to the bill pro
viding for the erection of an additional
building on the stnti llouso giom-.ds for
use of the Stale on which a referendum
Is to he taken at the Manh meeting.
large saving of time Is likely to re
sult from the adoption of the eonstltu.
tloual aineniliiient providing for the con
vening of the Loglslutuio III Jntiuaiy
Instead of (ictnhrr as heietofolo It Is a
fact goiicrallN recognized that In tho past
mucli time has been lost and the prompt
nnd orderly dispatch ul business has
been Interrupted by adjoin nmoiits over
Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
With sessions beginning In Janunry as
thev will do lii'ieafter theio will ho no
such Interruptions and business can pro
ceed In a steady yet unhurt led maniiur
taut ought to iiiean furthoi slim toning
of legislative sessions.
l'MOM 1 1 Kit POINT 'tl'" VH1W.
Mm nrp like porks, a girl dcchtics.
And she Is right, no doubt
At least some pop quite easlh
While some must lie drawn out
-.Huston Trans u'lJit.
WANTED 10,000 BRIDES
Many Young Americans Home
sick in the Philippines.
Not Mirli it II nil rinee in l,lr In Ae
rorilliig (o the "nrrled Mrn
Spinsters Will I'lnd II
Wnnt ,i husband'.' Very well, nil that Philippines II Is a illlllcult state to at
you have to ilo"ls pack your trunk, buy' tain, as fur as American girls are run.
steiimshlp ticket, and go out to the
Philippine islands., Vou'll get a husband
Probably you remember that part of
the history of tho United States which
tells about the amorous young; swains
of .lutnestown and how they raised nu aw
ful riinipu.i because there weren't
enough marriageable damsels In that
The made such, a fust about If that
the London company lltinlly got hold ot
. .......... ..n,s,n IaM I1,ni. it'lirtt n -ninil
and glorious place America was. and
shipped them ove to Jamestown.
Thrre, upon landing, thev were met by
the ymrjg men llnelt rcrnt.be.l the ilrst
t.i i, ,..il,l in,. Via linntls on end nnlil
for he- transportation expon-ci to tliC'oh s",'ht, " Amo.lean RlrU
liuring tin- rest of 11, d,ty th- min
isters of the colony did a thriving busi
ness In the "1 rcnotir.ee you mnn
That l as in 1G2 Now. HM.rly 3i "ears
Inter, there nr'ses prnetlenlly the enmn
condition of affairs In another American . "' r,"' ,n i'" reason inni it is
eolonv. However, tho weeping need for I costurnhre.
hrld-s li. .Innesiown was nothing to the' Thov, was a time when you could
p.ilpltatln.v mressltv for 'em !:i th"!t-'1,e a be.lo and cut off a man's head
Philippines , "'' "ft"'""'"'''! escape punishment by
Throughout tk IcntPth and fttu-idta of ' saying vent thought such a perform
that .irch!'iel,igo. from tv.o haunto of thojance was cosp.imbro. The .mlv lim -luad
hunters of northern Luzon to- lho!'?"lty about tho nrrangemont w,ik that
ti-nlin of the ?ultnii of Sulu In tho South,
there aie hundreds of earnest, lu.rdwork
Intr Aim t loan vouths going about and
Miylrg. "rvhdlateveronmeou thorn?"
Irnjilv because thev're unhappy and un
married MAHHIKD MILS IIATPV.
Ask c double harnessed gentleman
what he thinks legnrdlng the islands and
he'll answer that I'topln and the Klyslan
fields nro hut bairen Raharas as com
pared to thrin. Inquire of a i ingle mnn.
however, and he'll exhaust all the exple
tives in his vocabulary In condemning
them ti the bottommost dungeon - of
Von can't icatlv blame him. As a mat -
lor of fact, he doesn't mean all he says:
for. after leaving the Philippines for any
' oiisldernblo length of time he becomes
imbued with an almost overjMiwerlng de
sire to get back there again, this being
'Ihe i all of the Orient," and all that
smt of thing.
The main trouble with t.lm while there
is just ilowndlghl loneliness. All that he
wants is a mate to love, honor and he
bossed by. She obtained, Hie seventh
he.-neii of the Mmos has nothing on the
Let's take, for example, the case of the
average unmarried veiling man who goe.s
out to tho Islands. On arriving in Manila
lie either secures a government position
or annexes- himself to some commercial
If he has any capability at all I cm
obtain a monthly salary of at least 2')
pesos, which in Christian money amounts
to fie". The cost of living 111 the Philip
pines Is far less than in the Pnlteil States.
Let's look Into his monthly running ex
penses for a moment:
Laig airy room overlooking Manila
Meals (Including six or seven course
Muchucho (Piilplno valet) r,.'i0
Iaunilry (Including tho washing of
white and khaki suits) S.nn
car faro 2.(o
Miscellaneous 2. in
Thosie expensi s, of course, apply only
to Manila. In the event"Hiat he Is sta
tioned a some .smnll town out in tho
hosqiie. whloh Is Spanish for oountry, ho
will llri'l his expenses to he about ?I0 a
HIS DAILV PHOCUAM.
Hut to continue with our young man.
We'll suppose that lie has obtained a
government position, with station in
lll.s daily program, then. Is to arise at
seven o'clock every morning and report
for wink an hour later. From that time
until three or four o'clock in the after
noon ho Is engaged In his orfiolal duties,
excepting an hour nt noon for luncheon
on Saturday.- throughout thu year and
every weekday during several months of
the "hot" season, however, ho works
from right o'clock In tho morning until
ono In the afternoon, having practically
ha. f of tip. day to himself
On qiilttlh-c work his un:.ii procedure
Is to return home for a sh-sta, or after
noon tnp, whi-h .s rui.tum.-itv In many
count! lis of t;i tropics.
Then ho either got'.-, to his club e.r to
Manila hay for a swim and rundown
or enjoys some other form of exorchio
which Is ossentlal to gooel health In the
At sunset he strolls over io the Luneta,
a large open plaza fronting tile hay,
and listens to the Constabulary band,
which I? composes! rrtlrely of Plllplnos,
and which, by the way, Is n. band well
following this he goes home for din
ner, and later in tho evening spends his
llmo nt either his club, a ilnnoi', the
"movies." some native Ilesta. or, If thorn
happens to in. a play In town, at Manila's
one "opry house."
At first life In Manila strongly appeals
to him. Though It hits been thoroughly
Americanized since the days when It was
wrested rrotn Spain and tho Filipino.
It Is distinctly a city of the Orient, and
shelters one of the most cosmopolitan
communities in the world
On the tram cars, In the streets, and
at the Luneta our filend finds himself
rubbing shoulders with Filipinos, Sprint
mils, (irrmans, I'lngllshmon, Portuguese,
Turks, Hindoos, Chinese., Japanese, in
short witli men from eery part of tho
In addition there are mestizos, or half
caslos, of almost evciy combination of
"Who Is that tall, olive-skinned chap
that Just passed us. a Spaniard?" he
asks a companion.
"lie comes from Macao," Is the an
swer. "Ills father was a Portuguese and
his mother was Chinese "
"And linn pmtty girl ovrf theie, loeiks
as though she might have Just aniveil
"Never saw Ixindon In her life. She
was horn at Nagasaki Father w-as ling
llsb, all right, hut her mama was a
"How about Hint tow-hpadeil, llcht
complexloned, rosy-llpped llttlo boy on
his wny to school''"
"ilia father t an Amoriuin school
teacher Fell In love with one of his
''lllplno high sehool pupils sownl ;.'nrs
ago nnd married her. Thnt's their old
est child. Clues.-! he's what you might
enll an 'Amerlpltio.' "
"Hut aren't there any American girls
"A few, but they're as scarce as hen s
teeth. In addition, most ot 'em are
spoiled to death. Too much attention,
that's tho trouble. They don't, have
enough competition, there being only one
girl lo every dozen of '.lulblo young
Whereupon Mr. Young Man leflerts, and
Hie moro relleclltig he does the more does
discontentment get hold of him.
J'eihnps the subject or matrimony mav
never befoio have been conshlp'l'ed ser
iously by him. hut the fact that In Hie
col noi. Is Itnprepseil on him at every
tmiu-'i' eornsns oprn
Oiiidually the noveltv of bis sur
roundings wears off, nnd finally even
the native fiestas, so mil of vivid lite
and color, fall to appeal to him liven
companionship with American youths
like himself palls upon him.
Ho becomes morose, melancholy an 1
morbid. He wants a wdfo.
In order to grntlfv his denlte for
, fomtnlno companionship there are
only throe courses open to him. The
first Is either friendship or possibly
marriage. If ho can heat out his com
petitors, with ono of the senroo nnd
The next course open to him Is flir
tation with another man's wife in
nnd,n"3 ''"IPPlnes this Is ipilte eostiini-
bre, to" p-itlmo having been Intro
duce,! t,.. tpi, Spnnlariin. Anvthing
that Is ecstumhrp must of eoimo ho
w'p ,!or'" man s relatives might eon-
shier It eostumbrn to experiment on
your head In tho same fashion.
It's Hie sarni! way about tllrtinsr
with another innn's wife. That's, cos
tumhre. On the other hand It's equal
ly costunihre tor the husband' In Hie
ense to lay for you some dark night
with a shotgun or a paving brick.
As a result Mr. Young Man, perhaps
afttr practical Investigation, perhaps not,
not If he's sensible, again snys, " pass."
MANIA HA PI DL V DI1VMLOPMI .
Tho third and last course open to him
Is to run the gauntlet of crithlsm from
ninnv of his male companions and be.
leome a "squaw man." Hy this Is meant
mnrriage witli either a mestizo or pure
blooded Flllplna girl.
Now. tills Ik not a discussion or Hi1
ethical side nor anthropological nil van
tages or disadvantages of such unions.
hut merely has to do with th" cause.
Many ".iquaw men" nro living far hap
pier and more' contented lives than manv
of their more severe critics, a majority
of whom never have taken the tumble
to Inquire into the' characteristics of the
better class of Flllplna women.
Taking these characteristics Into con
sideration, as well as conditions in the
Philippines, it is not so surprising If Mr.
Voting Man hesitates somo little, time
before- saying "I pass" with regard to
Theioforo them is nothing for him
to do but remain brldi'le.ss and bemoan
ing. He rapidly develops a mania for
cuslng" tho Islands at the sightet
provocation, and gets Into tho habit
going down to the water front nnd watch
ing the steamships leave the harbor for
tho fnited States, wishing fervently and
soulfnlly I hat he might be a passenger
on one of them
In tlm I'vent- thiit he is stationed nt
Rome tow n In the bosqui' Ills condition
is even worse There lie ha none- of the
"civilized" dhe-rslons or Manila with
which to while away his spm-r tinn-.
such as Ids , Inh, tango parties, and an
occasional third . ,prjde rop"itolre or
mtts'enl comedv conipam
lie has only the .native fiestas, plcnty
of .-unshlno and fji-sli air. resplendent
sunsets. 'and "Hip, Igh'". of Hi" sheltering
i in 1 1 n (ulunk! nlunk'l"' to .itnti.se himself
DHIVIIS A MAN TO Hl.No.
Now, there is nothing In the world
quite so nlie as to sttoll with your
affinity In the silvery sheen of the tropic
moon and listen to the "sigh of the
sheltering palm iplunk! iidtinkl)," but
when the affinity In question happen to
bo a wav off 1n San Francisco, or New
York, or Oshkosh the pulniv sigh gets
to be considerably monotonous.
It usually drives a man to seek refuge
In Scotch nnd soda. or. tills not being
available. Ill a certain native lxiison call
ed hlno. All of which Is bad for a white
man in the tropics, and usually has nn
ending at the Ccmonti-rio del Norte.
So, vou American gills of a marriage
able age and disposition, it is up to you
to decide whether Mr. Voting Man, and
nine thousand nine hundred and rilnotv
nlne like him, shall continue to suffer,
or whether he will, amid tho sweet p.'r
fume of the tropic verdure, forever bask
In the lovely sunshine of your smiles,
The only solution of tho problem is
equalization of the numbers of Amorl
can girls and young men in the Inlands.
So, If you want to Im patriotic and do
something for your country, go right
nhead anl emulate your Jamestown
predecessors of HOD yeurii ogo.
Vou will he received with open arms
and tho tintinnabulation of many
manly hearts. And there are lots
worse places to live than In tho
SOMM HfLLS AND ItlXifUVTIONS.
If you decide to take tho hint, tt
would bo well to observe a few rules
nfti'r landing In the Islnnds. Somo of
those are as follows :
J. Don't get discouraged if yon ac
quire1 elenuge fever. It's no wors-i
thnn the grippe and never .loos any
thing more harmful thnn mako you
feel bail for a wenk You're not
likely to get anything more severe,
the bureau of health having accom
plished wonders In tho Islands slum
!!. Don't mind the mosquito. n, vou'll
got used to them. Hero's n llttlo se
cret. Wear white stockings and you
won't get your ankles bitten. Hint Is,
not so much as If you wear colored
ones, Then reason lor tills Is not
known, mosquito psychology not hav
ing been developed so far ns that.
If you live nonr Manila bay you will
he annoyed scarcely at all, salt-water
mosquitoes not having acquired the
habit of banqueting on human beings.
3, Don't go Into hysterics If you wake
up In tho morning nnd llud a centipede
In your shoe. Simply tnko your other shoo
and mash him. and then call for your
muchnclio to take him out and bury him.
A nip from it centipede, while hy no
means plea.iint, Is not fatal.
4 Don't, nfter acquiring a husband, al
low yourself to he dazzled bv the brass
buttons and cold biaiii ul nuiuu s.hu.vioJl
IISKERS n THE DISCARD
Their Psychological EfTcct a
ThinK of the Past.
Don ll t f tl I H ii Mil li Could elllele
Itrptilntloii To-ilny on MrotiKth
of llriinineiiliil Mirolelier) ns
I line- lloolors itml Others.
Why ban- physicians
addicted to whiskers? Th, ioICi , t
Is true, has been less pron n.n i
tent years, but time whM ,i
makei money by betting that t
one yelled "doctor" n man v i wh. .
ers would answer A nie-dUir n
In thu old davs was Ilk.l i a
astonishing exhibit of farlal , ' .
There has hern a D'lsj.l-kn t -tors
In general had ahandrn,m t r
of hirsute cultivation, nivl
whiskered physicians h.ul '.,,r us
rnro In these days ns bewhiskr r d
ers, brokers and hsker-, '
medical authority utgrs a pr - t f r
minds us of tlm still ,r n ,,i r
whiskers among the num'-rs -f
profession. The hwhikred '
nro In the minority, to ! sure. i t t
nro still among u In Inrse nur, ,e
Chlenso tho other day the gen- t ,
retnry of the American ' lege i .-
toons Piiiinge.i In nn lu.ii. s' i 1 .
on tiiedlrnl whiskers.
He urged Hint nil ph '. i; i s -goons
should forswear aid niio' n l
hirsute adornment iiikhi t'
mice, however doBlrnhle - ,,h
.ee-m peisnniilly In the v i i
mental shrubbery. Aims' n s-
thetlo preferences ShnuM ,r '. .
rlfleed in tho Interest ,-r , , ,
Rlenlc principles. "Thu d-i ' t
whiske red physician Is , -doctor,
who Is hlm"lf si if
"Tha doctor of the 1 iture : '
shnven, tioyond a doubt."
DI1AHD NOW OI1SOLLTF
Tlie psvehologiea! etTc l f t -Is
a thhur of the past, mqai-s' n
nt:d an nn institution entlt. -d t i
e.-nre the heard has beconv "I s '
clvllined eo ntrles It Is ti- . r.gev
necapteel hndtre of ,i pi-, rt p
doubtful if in these daj a
even achieve a roputntl' i
solely on the stiength ,'. . s
lar whiskers, ns the lnte , r n.ir
did. Cut for a long tin s ' i
have the power to ei.pf, r a s .
'out none the loss lmpr ss: e ',n
uion tho wearer. They i 1 ' '
appiaranee of EUhotani.n' 'na a1
lend the outward aspect o. I"t
and experience oven whm tt"" .'
manifestation might he n'.r.-.ts-lackinp.
So the young phyo'da' g '
practice with a hopelesslv " '1 . -Ingenuous
countenance. ; op, pi, , ' .
potential qualities of hl-s. e veg n
a a maturing nnd dignifying- f.
and as early as possible con-ea "d 1 t -self
behind a line crop ,-f w-mskers T s
he was ennbled to achle e fn -ir tlfee
yeais earlier than would otherwise hav
been possible tho comfortable nrd r
muni.-rative repuiation of the rebn n
"family doctor." Having once assumed
the illsguise ho found It Impractical
to shnke It off. Having worn whlskius
of,'' fifteen or twenty years . pnyslol i
cannot lightly discard thorn, His or
sonnllty once e-stabllslied Is a ,i ,i i
asset. Hut the young dm tor n, , nm"i
lake? to whiskers so eat, :'y v io
phlstloated ami somewbnt -Mil "1 I
has lenrned new methods or ,t i-tii
and the tlctltlous app'-arar. S'1 l
once impiirtoil hy whip! rs 's t w t
at a heaw discount. i'-i- T .
these da.s than a heav- ' s fr4 g
on his f.ien or a set ' n' I t u
lambrequins to fool the wor'd 1 i -t -ccptlng
him ns n wle-ic f ' i r r I
nuthorltv In any field.
Wo nro apt to th!"',. ' si
i matters as governed
and coats, by the
fashions. The smevothh s'
probably regarded Ir, gone-i
one of the modern s urn -ims f
And as these matters m
cycles and thpre are f r '' ''
manifestations of mod" -1
Ions, the belief Is sop;- "
Hint we may yet witi e-j i
rceruilesoeneo of the wr'sk
COMMAND RRSPRCT N '
Hut there is reason f"r i
the pn.-slng of whiskers ,
something more fnndaim t ta '
logical processes of a g g
No doubt It ts dilP prlnni 1
creasing spirit of lrrever r
ln,r and materialistic ng-
fool tho ohl-tlmo renpoct f r
symbols of various sorts i''
to be governed bv a sti g
leonoclasm Wo hive lost -
ers' reference for proph. is ,
tholr haln m inlfest.iil n.- -nnd
wo have forever nsa ' -clent
theorv that whisker w
bol of piety.
The surviving whlskti-
peilod ure accepted 1 i i '
world as a necessary '"" ' '
mark of piety, moral '1"-- '
nl skill, eonimoroinl lntc' r
or poetic jiowor. Tlio wor'i
oil In urlous ami sumli' v 1
leers for a good mnnv ,-i n'
this rospi-.-i nearlv i,r ' 1
taken out citizenship I'ti'C-
State law of Missouri. 1 t
prophet, poet, skilled f 'g '
business man has to show - s
tieatlons besides his wh'sk i-s '
Hut while the old ps,ie
tins mostly disappeared w' is
doulitedly still retain Ho ir
In special cases. They cat
and they aie often u al ;
off coughs, oolel. hronc'iia!
nil uffcetions of the thioit
a spectnoulnr feat tire ol dist tl n
they still occasloniillv s'r, x i
purpose In attracting f glow '
limelight to one who nupl ' ot
remain iniletlnltel in nl.s t vm
Ids whiske'rlal dlsllni'li"' ' i
when could we have- t i s i
Jim Hum Lewis to nrriVi " H t n ' ?
ti-r ol hygiene, whiskers of r a i
cosy corni)r for germs md ml i s
so they nro pnrtlcularU in iigrn 'i
namenlH for ph slolaus ni'.l s
teiilente just out of West Pol t 1
utt I active anil gooel loonllig jn - i
likely to he subjected to th's 'i
process. Just keep a lev ! hen! !
aubestos henrt whenever I e tries '
4-omothlng, and you'll bo all r
fi. Don't set Into the h etilt ' r
your husband s nnuio ta c hi t ' '0 n
credit slips easily ohtaina''' t n1 Y':
of business In Hie Islands T'i ivt si n
Ing habit hoth on the t of th h
band and wife has i uu niany a - api
home (Juicaco Tribune.