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CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO. N E W S
Mai i h Dm i Tin ii iv IHKILH DUUnilfULLI pitv nr UN I Uf IV MERITS THE E OF BEAUTIFUL Americans Have Made the Philippine Metropolis One of the Fin est In the Far East Yankee Efficiency as Shown In Is lands Surpasses That of Germany In China First Impressions Are Good. Manila, P. I. Th city of Manila (lei on vary low ground and la there for not Tlalbia to tha voyager until bi ahlp antera Manila bay. Then 1U massive city walla, lu cburche, ca thedrals, monaiterlea, forta and pal aces iprlng suddenly Into view. The wbola effect la entrancing. Tbe domes and iplrea of the cburchea, the grand, old Spanish residences and govern ment buildings, are visible above the old gray walla and stand out clearly against tha blue sky. The centuries have given tbe stone buildings a tint of bluish gray. Many of the brick buildings have been covered with stuo co, painted either white or pink. Those colors together with tbe soft verdure of tha tropical vegetation afford a plo ture pleasing to the eye and restful to tha soul. Above tbe battlements of oli tort Santiago, tbe cruel Bastlle of the Spanish regime, floats the stars and stripes, guaranteeing peace, lib erty and Justice to the various tribes and peoptea of the Philippine Islands. The great ocean liner, heavily laden with the products of American Indus try and skill, crosses the placid bay 'V . si- - S t tit J '4 - : U Mil i I.' ; . 4 Oovernor'a Palace, Manila. where Admiral Dewey-and his brave men sixteen years ago won glory for the American navy and empire for their country. Tbe ship swings around and Is made fast to tbe pier. Above the snorting of donkey engines and the rattling of cranes arc heard the strains of a Fili pino band welcoming tbe travelers to "the land of the palm and the pine." As soon as one steps ashore in Ma nila one notices everywhere the visi ble signs of American occupation. The new, up-to-date docks are able to ac commodate the largest liners afloat Broad, well paved streets stretch across and around tbe Luneta, tbe great front lawn of the city. This great carpet of grass extends right up to tbe walled city. The old moat, where stagnant waters formerly men aced the health of the city, baa been filled In and the walled city Is faced on two sides by a lawn which covers many acres. This Is the playground of tbe city of Manila. Not far from tbe walla of tbe old Spanish city s great crowd of people has assembled. Now and then ear splitting yells rend the air. At a dis tance one might suppose tbat tbe Fll- KING HUMBERT WAS ADMIRER Ouchess Bolognlnl-Lltta's Death Calls to Mind Her Most Roman tie Career. Rome. Tbe death of Dutt.este Eu genia Oolognlni-Lltta In ber villa at Lambro, revived the memory of ber most romantic career. She waa an xtraordlnary beauty and had many admirers, her last and one real lov being King Humbert Although tbe late king had some what roving affections be remained faithful to her for many years, and until bis death went to ber for ad vice and companionship. These she gave blm freely, thereby arousing tha jealousy and pride of Queen Mar gberita. So strained were the relations at one time that the then Princess Mar gherlta Insisted that her father In-law, King Victor Immanuel If. banish her rival from court She obtained ber wish. However, as sb grew older, sb for gave and Tao brought herself to I pi nos were holding a mass meeting und yelling for Independence, but on coming closer one hears a clarion voice ring out above all the others, "Out on first" Tbe Manila blgb school boys are playing the crack trado school team from tbe Island of Cebu. "What's tha score?" I Inquired excitedly A Filipino, who wears a wbite starched shirt outside of bis trousers, answers, "Two to one, favor Cebu, and tbe ninth Inning." It'a Ilka being borne In the dear old United Stales. There are few cities which portray ancient, medieval and modern life and customs so clearly aa Manila. In the suburbs one sees the shacks and huta of the common people. Tbe frame work of tbe humble abodes la made of bamboo poles and tbe roof and walls are simply mats of nips palm leavea. Aa the floor Is several feet from tbe ground the huta have the appearance of being on stilts. Such have been the homes of tbe Filipinos since prehis toric times. The walled city Is the old Spanish Manila. Here one sees the solid, aus tere architecture of the middle ages, and the more ornate styles of the re naissance'. Tbe pulleys of drawbridges are still In tbe walls over the city gates. Between the walled city and the outer suburbs lies the modern city of Manila. This part contains the main business streets and the residential section. In this part of the city one sees a strange mingling of all that Is UKly and beautiful in modern architec ture. The paved streets, the car lines, the telephone and electric light wires, and especially the Puslg river with Its traffic, all bind the three parts of the city together Into an economlo whole throbbing with life and energy. Manila was an interesting city long beforo the Spanlsb-Amerlcnn war. It was reserved for the Americans to muke It a beautiful and a healthful city. The plans which D. H. Durnham of Chicago drafted tor the adornment of the city are belug carried out and Manila Is fairly on the way to become the most beautiful city of the Orient In that part of the city which lies out side the walls a great deal has been done In the way of draining tbe swamps, widening the streets, estab lishing parks, and reserving a desira ble site for the government buildings which will be built In accordance with Mr. Burnham's plana. The sanitary arrangements of the city. Inaugurated by tha American army and completed by tbe civil gov ernment, have made Manila one of the most healthful cities of tha Orient Plague, cholera, yellow fever, and oth er epidemics have been stamped out. The water supply is excellent Tha highways and byways are clean and the noisome smells usually associated with oriental cttlea are absent When I saw Tslngtao, tha German colony In China, I thought I had seen the max imum of efficiency In civic government In the Orient, but now that I bav seen Manila I am of the opinion tbat the Germans bav been outdone. The German far eastern fleet Is In tbe harbor of Manila Tbe officers and the sailors are seeing the sights of the city. They are enthualastlo in their praises of wbat tbe Americans have don ber. How tbe Hermans would like to have this great city and these glorious Islands! How the Jap anese would like to lord It over the people of tbe Philippines even as they do over the Koreans! The English, admire the fidelity of this woman, who never looked even on her own hus band after knowing Humbert In Rome tbe duchess lived separated from ber husband, and received Humbert every evening at a certain hour. Duke Lltta did not take kindly to this passion of his wife for his sov ereign, and, after remonstrating with her and even separating from bar, he decided upon heroic measurea He threatened tbat if she did not break with King Humbert be would resign from the army and make a scandal This did not move ber, and ba did what ha had threatened. BLAMED FOR DEATH OF TWO Steel Company Employe Perish In Oust Catcher When Companion Goes for Drink. Chicago. Thirst led a man to de sert his post of duty the other day, and two comrades with whom ha waa working were killed as a result Tbe sccident occurred at the Illinois Steel company's plant la South Chi- too, would Ilk to make this great em pire a sphere of Influence which they could exploit to-the exclusion of all comers, Including Americans, Just as they now monopolise the trade of Ti bet, Canton province and Western Yunnan. The foremost English Intel ligence officer of tbe British army Is now In Manila. I hav often soen him In Pekln and elsewhere In China bard at work spying out the land. All tbe world la studying tbe Philip pine problem today. Every European nation la closely watching tbe unfold ing of our policy with reference) to these Islands. It Is not Ukely that any nation will try to take the Phil ippines away from us, but If w give ' -x . ..;..':.. ..; , : . . I-T " -' .- -l. -U. SAW THE THING HIMSELF i i . fountain In Manila. tha world to understand that we do not want these fair Islands there will be Inaugurated an era of Intrigue for tba "Pearl of the Orient" resembling that which has despoiled China of all ber harbors and much of ber territory. No fragile paper treaty, no open door agreement will ever be sufficient to protect tbe Philippine Islands from a fate similar to tbat of China. DREAM TOLD OF A SUICIDE And Led to the Finding of a Woman's Body In a Wsll at Clif ton, N. J. Paterson, N. J. Awakening from a dream that ber missing daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Pralevis, had commit ted suicide, and tbat her body lay at the bottom of an abandoned well In the yard, Mrs. Julia Pralevis of 08 Lake avenue, Clifton, arose from her bed and going out to tbe well found tbe dream to be true. Mary Pralevis disappeared soma time ago. It was then believed tbat sb had either fallen or Jumped Into tbe Passaic river. Tba belief now la tbat she deliberately walked to tbe old well, lifted the cover, and dropped In. Her death leaves three children motherless. FURNACE IS BED; ARRESTED Red Bud Farmer Surprise Folic Captor by Showing $3,000 In Currenoy. St Louis. Because his clothe were mussed and his face dirty the police here the other day arrested Ed ward Pelier aa a "suspicious charac ter." At the police station they were shocked to find all bis pockets atuftod with greenbacks and goldbacks to taling I2,4. Pelier, a farmer of Red Bud, 111., 60 years old, said be had stopped oft In 8t Louis on bis way to the borne of a niece at Naylor, Mo. Fearing b would b robbed It ba went to a hotel, PeUer spent the night In th aban doned furnace of a sino factory. Tba police decided to bold th farmer un til bis relatives can b heard from. cago. Michael Pletrowskl and W. Wukouskl wera ordered Into ona of the "dust catchers" of a blast furnace to remove Its contents. This, accord ing to the police, Is. done by means of gas pressure. A third man, on th outside, regulates th flow of gas. Th two workmen went into th catcher early In th morning. Th third man, whose nam waa withheld from th police, remained on duty out sld near th gas valve. At 8 o'clock the watcher, according to th police, became thirsty and went for a drink of water. While ha was gon th two men Inside signaled to hav tha gas shut off. Tbelr order waa not exe cuted. A few minutes later th un identified workman returned and dis covered th plight of his comrades, say tha police. The men'a bodies were recovered and taken to an undertaking establishment Washington. Robert P. Tatum of Raskin, N. C, has sent President Wil son the left band toot of a gravoyard rabbit "for luck." SENATOR STONE'S HOBBY Tha naw chairman of th foreign relations committee of tbe United States senate. Senator William Joel: Stone, Is on of the prominent figure; In national Iff at Washington. A, Kantucklan by birth, b later remove to Missouri and waa long prominent In th polltlca of th "show m" lUta before tha toga descended to hlm.i Thro time elected to the bouse of representatives and governor from 1883 to 1897, h waa rip for th sen-. ate when choaen to succeed tha lata. Senator Vest tor tba term beginning; March 4, IMS. Senator Stone, to whom baa been given the soubriquet of Oumsho BU1J has filled with credit every offlc b has held. While he la not gifted with th graces of oratory, bis speeches ar convincing. H says a great deal In few words and Is a past master la! tba art of condensation. He I never idle and It la said that ba keeps a special scrapbook of wbat h regard a the "misdeeds" of bis political adversaries. Senator Stone, like a good many others, ba a hobby. A bobby la a good tblng to bav, because It produces a complete change of mind and thought and action which Is necessary to keep one In mental trim. HI hobby la poetry. He Is much addicted to reciting lines from such authors a Shake peara, Shelley, Poe, Longfellow, Whlttler and hosta of others. Representative W. P. Borland of Missouri, member of th house appro priations committee, was one of tbe party tbat went to Panama recently In Its Interests. On th wsy back tba weather waa fine, and much time was spent on deck telling stories and for getting, for the moment, the serious sld of th big problem of the gov ernment in tbe canal. They touched port for an bour or two, a couple of days out, and met an American who had come down to get rich off an Investment In a pleasure resort on tbe seashore. He lied Intro duced the usual amusements found at such places, and the natives were com ing In hordes to spend what little money they bad and try the thrilling trips through "enchanted Isles," "Ara bian nights' dream," "the laughing mirrors," etc. Another American, younger, and, of course, used to all the gaudy non sense or sucn entertainments, was a visitor in the little town nearby, and came out every day to bis countryman' place to try the surf. While Representative Borland and some of bis fellow-countrymen were) talking with the American Investor this young man ran out of the water fairly breathless, saying a native "down there" (pointing to a half-clad Jamai can on th sands below) bad cried out to him tbat a shark bad been aeen In that very place tbe day before. "Oh, well he was mistaken that wasn't a shark yesterday. I saw that tblng myself; I remember now. That was Just a awordftsh, that's all!" U. S. GRANT III. FOLLOWS ANCESTOR Many people will be Interested la the news received the other day that Capt. U. 8. Grant III, grandson or President U. B. Grant, and only son of the late MaJ. Gen. Frederick D. Grant, Is In command of company E, United States engineer corps, with General Funs ton's command. In Captain Grant's departure, and) service, at Vera Crus, history seem to be repeating Itself. It was In Mextco that bis grandfather, Oen. U. S. Grant, then a captain, won his spurs, serv ing with distinction under General Scott Captain Grant's mother waa Mis Ida Honor, daughter of H. H. Honor of Chicago. Mr. Grant ha bean spending the winter with her son la Galveston, Texas. The young man graduated In 1903 from the military academy at West Point with high honors, taking a high, rauk In his studies as well as In his military duties there His advance since his graduation from West Point has been rapid, and faithful performance of bla duties has won for blm the commendation of hi superior officers. JUNIUS SPENCER MORGAN "T Twentf-flve vears aao J. P. Mor gan, Jr.. son of J. P. the First, was a senior at Harvard college; this year his son I to receive bis degree from th same college. But If you were to step Into "Mem," tb great Harvard dining ball, and asked every man of th thousand who eat there, what sort of a man Junius Spencer Morgan Is, ntn oat of ten would ay, "Who 1 hat What's ba don here?" All you can aay la, "Why, bw's tha grandson of old J. P." Then this la wbat youll get: "That to? Didn't know be waa la conega" It' strange because this msn Is going to control th greatest financial agency in America, soma day; he Is going to Invest millions of American dollars; some day be may be able to avert a panic And down at Harvard they don't even know of his existence, lie used to live on tha Gold Coast- that Is Harvard s Firth avenue. Its '. ..- mat is Marram s r mu avenue, lis real name ia Mt Auburn street, but It la called th Gold Coast on account of the millions tbat motor op and down la front of tba tuxsaioo Harvard dor-mltoriea.