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Band Concert Transfer Arouses Wrath intpnripnf nt « w k super ETnimris tn buildings and proceed with th« at .. once and bandstand The .imprin! - !!! 0 ! ,° f a bandstand. The superintendent is an | rT K u -o I TO THE POTOMflC ->f//i\ -V W ASHINGTON.—One of the first In novations attempted by Mrs. William Howard Taft has brought dis appointment to the wife of the presi dent of .the United States. Criticism is never pleasant, and especially when one tries to launch a Utopian reform and fails. But that is what Mrs. Taft seems to have done and the storm that has been stirred by her interfer ence with ancient custom is still ris ing. The trouble arose over Mrs. Taft's desire to have the weekly concerts, that heretofore have been given on the lawn behind the White House, transferred to other place, able places where the Washington ians, black and white, might listen to the music, the president's wife found a site far removed from the White House on the banks of the Potomac Immediately an order was issued from the executive office to the Marine band's some In looking over avail | T | v » f) • i Uncle Joe r ractices Golf on flip i-lIC Uljr a ___ k *N. f A UJ L- ^ U NCLE JOE" CANNON may be come one of the most select in the select coterie of Taft golfers aft er having scorned a try at the tennis cabinet of Roosevelt, according to ports. It has even been said that the speaker has already purchased a full caddy bag of sticks and is stealing forth on the sly to Chevy Chase in Washington to perfect himself in the art of smiting the little white gutta percha. There are those who can remember when "Uncle Joe" was the "shinny" champion of the whole country around Danville, 111., Cannon's old Those were in the days when he de U re home. President Selects Summer Home by Sea —MX / " 4- n 13*!? n-o - ■ *■ T HE cottage which the Tafts are to occupy this summer is situated wt Beverly, Mass., and is tw r o stories and a half, painted green. Around it are trees and shrubbery and stretches of well-kept lawns and the place is one of the beauty spots along the shore. Entrance to the estate is from Ober street and is guarded by two great stone posts, the cottage Itself being hidden from the traveled way by the trees, although it is but a two minutes' w r alk in. Senator Would Put Curb on Pensions U V Vtomt,vi 4//<. 2 ■O A N EFFORT to limit the volume of special pension legislation will be made by Senator McCumber, chair man of the committee on pensions, before the adjournment of the present extra session of congress. Such legis lation has grown rapidly until, during the last congress, about 8,000 bills, the object of most of which was to in crease existing pensions, were passed. During the present session about 1,000 bills providing for pensions not obtainable under the general pension laws have been introduced In the ate alone. The reasons urged for such legis lation have been in the nature of oeptional conditions either relating to ih« necessities of the applicant or to sen ex army officer, and as such had no opl portunity to point out to his comma* der-in-chief that the order might work injustice to the great middle class oi people. He had to obey blindly The result has been that there ari an increasing number of protests b* ing filed against the change. Th« White House always has been access. ible. The new concert ground is fai removed from car lines and there is neither shade nor seats upon which those who brave the long walk to the river front may rest. To those who possess automobiles or carriages the place selected by Mrs. Taft for future concerts is ad mirable. Society and the official and I tor cars and carriages and may appre-1 date the change, but those music lovers whose purses are not overly fat will be compelled to trudge a weary mile and a half beneath the heat of the summer sun, if they care to listen to the strains of one of the best musical organizations in the I The local newspapers are bom. I barded with letters of protest agalnsi | In spite of these protests, however, I the bandstand was prepared and the concerts are being held there. The president and Mrs. Taft were present at 4be opening concert, also practical ly al the offlcia l set and the diplo | matic dignitaries. diplomatic sets can whirl in their mo western hemisphere. the innovation. voted more time to fresh air and ex ercise and less to stogies and politics. The old timers tell of how the speaker could smash a ball farther and crack shins more recklessly than any man in town. They are greeting the latest item in the budget of golf news with sad headshakes and wondering re gr f, 4 - The education of Vice-President Sherman in the points of the game so well liked by the president is believed to have set the precedent "Uncle Joe" feels called upon to follow. The speaker never "had much of a desire for tennis under the Roosevelt administration. In the first place he couldn't learn how to score, and "love all'' and "love forty'' were as mys terious to him as Asher Hinds parliamentary precedents. But with golf it is different. He Is well equipped with the language of the game, and if the vice-president is to enter the Taft golf cabinet, why not | some There is a great covered porte c °chere over the private driveway leading to the house. Running around ° n three sides is a wide veranda, and on the ocean side is a tower crowned with a dome, and with windows ly all around on the third floor. There is a veranda leading from the second story on the ocean side of the house over the dining room which can b6 reached from every one of the bed rooms. From the living room to the right is the music room, finished in white. There is a beautiful'library on the left, finished in cherry. The cottage is lighted by electricity and has every modern convenience. The stable can accommodate half dozen horses and still furnish for a large and well equipped garage. near I a room 1 a failure on his part to satisfy the technicalities of the law, although he could prove to the satisfaction of a committee that he was entitled consideration. to But such legislation has grown so rapidly that either it must be limited or the pension committees of the ate and house will have to receive additional force, making them, in fact, pension bureaus of considerable size! To meet this condition, and to place some limitation upon pension legisla tion, Senator McCumber proposes to arrange a joint meeting of the pension committees of congress. son an Mr. McCumber believes that it may be possible to reach an agreement by which the house and senate practical ly will pledge themselves that they will pass a given amount of pension legislation in one session, and more. no He expects this meeting to be held before the adjournment of this sion, so that some agreement will be in force when congress meets pext De cember in regular session. ,. ses riKKIA AT "WAR V BY MARY H. FEE. (American Teacher in the Philippines.) Romoldo was my first Filipino serv ant. When the Bureau of Education in Manila saw fit to s^nd me to the opl Capi2 ' on the north coast of h ® l8l ^, d of Panay > to teach the K OU " g J Pillplno ldea how to 8hoot - 1 oi ®?J ded that K m,ght be wlse t0 take witb me - something In (he way of a cIvi i Uzed - or a4 least partially civilized, " Uve to act as cook and general fac ' 4o4um ,n my contemplated household. 1 dldn t have tlme to look for such an ar4Jc,e in Manila, but when I ar is r,ved ,n IloHo ' en route to Capiz - R° moldo came upon the scene and fel1 lnto his place amon S m y belongings as nat urally as if it had been fore ordaIn ed that he should do so. He had no ref «rences and I had no way of kn °wfng what he could, or could not I do ' but 1 liked bis looks 80 1 decided to take him along with me to Capiz, and 1 f(H,nd myself able to make ar rangemen4s for doing so without the ®b&htest difficulty. As a matter of fact Romoldo could 1104 co °k nor did he know anything a bout the routine of an American household, but I found him a generally I ca P a ble youth, actively anxious to learn things, and it wasn't long before I 1 was ab le to entrust him with the | °® ce of chief cook and only bottle We had not been keeping I house long, however, before he came to me one evening with a delicate in timation that it was not proper for me 4 ° live without a female attendant and said that he had a friend—a young woman recently orphaned—who need ed work and would be glad to have 4he position - 1 was sufficiently unso Phl8tIcated in ^P 1110 ways to take this at its face value. As the orphan was willing to labor in my household for the consideration Of one dollai I Sold per month and a place to sleep, the experiment could not be an expen B *ve one - So the orphan duly arrived, escorted by Romoldo. He also carried her trunk, which consisted of several gar menta tied up in a clean handker chief. Her name was Tikkia, and I could have wished she had been hand somer—an« younger. She was a heavy browed, pock-marked female, with mass of cocoanut oiled tresses stream ing down her back, and one leg, bare to the knee, rather obtrusively dis playing its skinny shin. This was caused by her dress being looped up and tucked in at the waist for conveni INCONSISTENT BATTLE WITH A MALE FILIPINO. Dusky Young Toiler at One Dollar a Month Finally Decides to Wed Romoldo. washer. a a ence. She had no petticoat and her chimesette ended two inches below the waist line. As it was not belted down it crept out and hung over her skirt with a comical suggestion of the zouave jacket. She understood not one word of Spanish or English. On the first night of her occupation I "ordered" fried chicken and mashed potatoes for dinner, then went out to the kitchen to prepare them myself. Romoldo displayed an intelligent In terest in the cooking lesson, but Tik kia seemed terribly bored. When at last the potatoes were done I them to her to mash. Romold* then in the dining room setting the table. b6 is gave was I told her in my best mixed I Spanish and Visayan to mash them and to then put them on the stove to dry out any water that might happen to be in them. She understood just that one word "water, returned, after being out of the kitchen for a minute, the pot«toes were swim filing in a quart of it and Tikkia was bbsy imitating my motion of mashing and thereby turning the mess into a lumpy soup. I dined on fried chicken. Romoldo being rather a young and attractive looking hombre and Tikkia such a female pirate, I insist that my failure to suspect a romance was at least partially justified. Certainly, never by word or glance did they ever betray the slightest Interest in each other. But some days after my estab lishment had begun to run with thing like smoothness, one of the mili tary ladles, w'hose husband was sta tioned in Capiz, asked me to dinner. The punka string was pulled by a most murderous looking ex-insurrecto, who fixed me with a basilisk glance, half entreaty, half reproach. It became painful that toward the end of dinner 1 asked my hostess if it were due to his general frame of mind or to a special antagonism toward pedagogues. She replied that ho was probably brac ing himself to approach me on a topic vrtiich was consuming his vitals. Tik kia was his matrlmonia and I, the maestra, had taken her and given her to Romoldo, and the twain lived in my house! To qualify my virtuous indig nation on hearing of the perfidy of Tikkia and Romoldo, the lady added that Tikkia was not matrlmonia Iglesia—that is married in church— but only a matritnonla pro tem. Pedro earae into the sai* after dinner and and when I a a some HO on made his petition with humility. He extolled his own kindness to the grateful Tikkia and denounced Ito. moldo as a fiend and a liar. He tried hard to v^ep but didn't prove a suc cess at realistic acting. 0 tempora, 0 mores! Such are the broadening effects of a few months of life among our ''little brown brothers." Conceive the old-maid school-teacher in America assuming the position of judge in a matrimonial, or rather tra-matrimonial scandal of this sort! However, I promised justice to the sniffling Pedro and told him to call for it the next morning at ten. Like he supposed it would take the form Tikkia. But when I reached home andsummonedtheeulprita their sang r ° ,d lnIml , table - Romoldo stood Up °" hlgh j moral ground. Tikkia might ° r 8be not be marrted : i4 wa « nothing to him and he did not know. She was an orphan of his acquaintance JS,T r ?° m he WiShed t0 do a k,ndnes8 ' Tikkia promptly drew her skirt up ov ® r her unex P° sed knee and displayed a filthy sore which she said was caused by Pedro ' 8 pla y ful habits of dragging her about on stony ground by the hair, Moreover she stood on her legal rights, She was not matrlmonia en Iglesia, and she had a right to leave PedrO whenever she chose! Pedro came next morning at ten, but he did not get justice. On the contrary, Justice, as embodied in Tik kia - stood at the head of the stairs and shrieked: ''No quiero!" (I don't want you) as often as we, Redro and I, turne d our Imploring eyes upon her. Things went on in this way for some time and my perplexities afforded much amusement to my friends. I felt sure that Romoldo and Tikkia were iy * n S about the purely Platonic state of their affections and at one time re solved to discharge them both. An other young American teacher me some sound advice. He said: "What on earth are these people's morals to you? Romoldo is a good servant. He speaks Spanish and if you let him go for someone who speaks only Visa y a °. your labor of training will be four times as great. the old-fashioned American fear that people might think the worse of for keeping such a pair in my employ a ud the gentleman simply collapsed, Remember that I am very much of an old-maid school-ma'am, laughed in my face until I had to laugh too. "\ye are not in America now," was bis parting remark, and I was des tined to learn what a variety of moral weaknesses that sentence was created to excuse. mi ex* me I gave Then I came in with me He sat and I The troublesome affair of Tikkia and Romoldo went on until I began to fear lest Pedro, in one of the attacks of wild jealousy to which these people are subject, should take vengeance and a bolo in his own hands and raid in the night. Fortunately, at the criti cal momenl Tikkia and Romoldo fell out. She kicked his guitar off the back porch and he complained that she neglected her work. Then she asked leave to return to her own town for a visit and the request was joyfully acceded to. Pedro also obtained a va cation. a us Their town was around the corner, one block away, and there they retired. They greeted me pleasantly whenever I passed by, and Tikkia seemed in no wise embarrassed by memories of either her mendacity of inconsistency. If I have described this Incident of life in the Philippines in more detail than good taste probably warrants, It is because it Illustrates so perfectly the attitude of at least 80 per cent, of the Filipino people toward marriage. The common people seldom marry, ex cept, as we would term It, by the com mon law. When they do marry "in church It is quite as much for the eclat of the function as for conscien tious reasons. Marriage In the church costs only eight pesos, (four dollars United States currency) though it is cheaper on Sundays, and to achieve it is quite a proof of financial perity. Of course among the educated classes oyr own views on marriage pertain, though I have heard of in stances where the common law form was still observed even among them. The Spanish law refuses divorce ex cept for Infidelity, though it recognizes the right of separation. Divorce is ex ceedingly unusual among Filipinos, but among the lower people the right of the common-law wife is generally ob served and women are accustomed to change their "life-partners" at will. (Copyright, by Joseph B. Bowlea.) er the to I pros A Cruel Trap. A few days ago a man and his wife living in the Rue de la Grosse Horloge, In Rouen, FYance, suspecting their do mestic of dishonesty, laid an abomin able trap. In a metal cash box they placed a shallow vessel containing vitriol. They then fixed a spiral spring inside the box and locked It. Next morning the servant, seeing no one about, opened the box with a dupli cate key. The lid sprang open and she was cruelty burned by the vitrioL Her employer^ had her arrested, and in her room the police found over $350 in cash, a superb pair of ear rings, a gold watch and chain, and a handsome necklace. The Jewelry is supposed to have been stolen from previous employers. NEW STREN GTH FOR OLD BACKS, i No Need to Suffer Every Day from Backache. Mrs. Joannah Straw, 626 North Broadway, Canton, S. D., says: three years I f ered 'For suf- | everything with rheumatism in If niy limbs and a dull, ceaseless aching in my back. I r was weak, languid, broken with head aches r<ar and dizzy j jm* spells, and the kid ney secretion-} were rr thick with solids. I ' was really in a crit leal condition when I began . with Doan's Kidney Pills, and they certain ly did wonders for me. Though I am 81 years old, I am as well as the aver age woman of 60. well and sleep well. Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box Foster-MUburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. I work well, eat SHE KNEW. V , ' > V" iC I'iW B y i. i . ■ y*" » mm. fl . 7 ;• SSI ✓/j <v-\ The Masher—Does your sister know am waiting out here for her? The Boy—Yes! She gave me a nickel to tell her when you had gone. I to Judge Will Wait and See. An earnest plea was made by Attor ney Charles Pettijohn to Judge Pritch ard of the criminal court for lenieney to a client who had entered a plea of guilty to larceny. The burden of the attorney's argument was that his cIP^ '' ent was the father of twins and was tempted to theft in order to feed the mouths of the infants. "Your honor, I will say frankly," said Mr. Pettijohn in closing, "that if I were the father of twins and needed food for my family, I would not hesi tate to go out and steal it." "Mr. Pettijohn, when you are the father of twins I will consider proposition," said Judge Pritchard.— Indianapolis News. your halting a Diamond Mine. Howard DuBois, the noted mining engineer, told a good %tory to the Tech men recently, illustrating the "art" of salting a diamond mine. The ■tory was told of a man in South Africa who, while walking one day over his property, suggested that they assay some of the soil. In the search that ensued eight rough dfamonds were found and offers began to fly through the air at a rapid rate for the land, when the host's wife called out to her husband: ' John, where are the other two?" sequel of the story was left to the imagination.—Boston Record. 'Why, The Playgrounds in Boston. Boston women established the first playground in 1902. Last year there were eight, and nearly $2,000 was ex pended, or about $1 for each child, a very cheap price for the amount of good obtained. The Playground league is the fiame of the society of the play ground boys themselves, who wear buttons and discipline all bad boys, thus making the government easy enough for those in charge. Not the least important result of the play grounds in that city is said to bo that Involved In the self-government OLD S0AKER8 Get Saturated with Caffeine. When a person has used coffee for a number of years and gradually de clined in health, it is time the coffee should be left off in order to see wheth er or not that has been the cause of the trouble. A lady in Huntsville, Ala., says she used coffee for about 40 years, and for the past 20 years was troubled with stomach trouble. "I have been treated by many physi cians but all in vain. Everything failed to perfect a cure. I was prostrated for some time, and came near dying. When I recovered sufficiently to partake of food and drink I tried coffee again and it soured my stomach. "I finally concluded coffee was the cause of my troubles and stopped us ing It. I tried tea and milk in its place, but neither agreed with me, then I commenced using Postum. I had it properly made and it was very pleas ing to the taste. "I have now used it four months, and my health Is bo greatly. Improved that I can . eat almost anything I want and can sleep well, whereas, before, I suf fered for years with insomnia. "I have found the cauke of my trou bles and a way to got rid of them. You can depend upon it I appreciate Postum." "There's a Reason." Read "The Road to Wellville," in pkgs. " Kvrr read the above letterf A new one appear* from time to time. They are Pennine, true, and full of human Interest.