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: QI FFPV MANIT A j Litt,e Improvement Sine :3LCCri JYlAruLA s the Invasion by Amer- ORE than four years have chips agine, writes a correspondent, huts, customs and hnhits of tlx fey 1 ' 1 lrSS mmiatlim''m!r'tz&x 1 .-S. 4a - '''" American has infused no fresher blood into the ways of business lie tried it tor a while and then sat down under the shade of a tree and rested just as the Filipino does. It is true thut sanitary conditions have been improved somewhat; that mercantile establishments display their goods more attractively than before; that American money is commoner than Spanish Coin: that some of t!: women who travel the streets peddling fruits, tortillas and tamnles have been induced to wenr Kiioes; that Kentucky Vhiskies and spirits nude i" cellars of Chicago nnd Denver saloons have, in a measure, substituted the' native drink, but otherwise Manila it the same old sleepy, indolent, care-free town that it was ten years ago und will be twenty years hence. l'erhaps when peace is permanently established with alj the islands Americans will be more conspicuous, bnt ns a matter of fact little American capital is being invested. There have been prospectors and men with money to land here l.iokins for places to put in some cash. But in nearly every instance they have returned home with all they had when they left, except, of course, that which they spent for passage and food. The price of all , foodstuffs has risen correspondingly with the repo-ted advances in America No one In ordinary circumstances can afford to patronize the better class of restaurants, and as for beefsteak snch as one could get in the cheaper resta irants in Chicago they are not here at all. Tork chops are almost unknown, stuff that ' called veal tastes like boiled shoestrings, and as for lamb and mutton the meat smells like a dog pound and has a flavor that is a cross between dogwood blossoms and a bnnch of jimson weeds. Here one engaged in business usually reaches his office about 8 o'clock; at noon he has lunch, after which be takei a "nap." lasting for two or three hours. All tramc is practically suspended btween 12 and 4 o'clock p. m. Later comes dinner parties, that Is among the rich. The hour is 8 o'clock. Calls are f Idom if ever made except among the closest friends after that time, but are con fined to the earlier hours of the evening, when chocolate is served by the lady of the house. THE CONCEITED COINS. "I'm just as good as silver!" The Nickel proudly cried; "The head of Madam Liberty Isdamped upon my side, film as white and shining As any dime cun be He needn't put ou any airs, I'm twice as thick as he!" "I'm every bit ns good a gold!" The Penny blustered loud; "That tiny, thin, gold dollar lie needn't feel so proud. For all his nirs and graces I do not give a fig; I'm burnished just as bright as he, And hulf again as big!" But when the Cent and Nickel Went out upon their way, Alas, the world still held tbem cheap, Whatever they might say. The Double Engle smiled. "You'll find," He said, "that par is par; It doesn't matter how you boast, But what you really are." -The Uutlook. j'M I I I I 1 -H-W DEMON DANDY j-.t. e. t. t. a e ? . i .t.-. e. ... i TTTTTT URING bis visit to the Hunting- dons lie Und fallen hopelessly in love with the beautiful aud im perious sister of his host. It was the nUjlit before the sale that the subject of the Offingtou horse sale was broached by Huntingdon. "1 see they are going to put up that hrmc Demon Duudy," he begun inno cently. "Why brute?" queried Diana. Ilellitlrs, for her benefit, recounted the history of Demon Dundy's ex ploits. When he had finished the harrowing recital with a thrilling account of how iJeninti had beseiged a stableman in tiie lot't for a space of twelve hours, ami how be had kicked two loose boxes into matchwood In the same space ot time. Diana Huntingdon lifted her glo riuiis dark eyes to his. "I think I should like to buy that torse." she said. "My dear Diana," expostulated her brother. "Don't think of It," said Mr. Bellairs. I'laim had a will of her own. This "light but ill-tlined opposition called it Into life. "I'm sure I should like to buy that liorse," she reiterated, with a rising color. More opposition followed from the men. ' Her brother grew angry the Idea, hlle Kellalrs, who would bimselt ooimt and ride anything between a buck-jumper aud a zebra, grew alarm 1 and almost angry with her, .whom he worshiped In private as jUriWt a vinlty. ' "I am going to buy that horse," said Dtann Huntingdon at last, with an an Sfy flash In her eyes. Then out of his love and fear for hei "ellalrs forgot his manners, which, as general rule, were perfect. Worse ,'tlll. lie also forgot diplomacy. "I don't think you will succeed," be aid. coolly. Then a hot flush came up from his "oots, till he blushed In agony to tut "own of his head. "Indeed?" replied the girl, with a note of scornful. Interrogation in her Voi! that caused his heart to sink lthln hi-n. "I n in thinking of buying lilm my Id Bellairs, desperately. .fl since the Invasion of the Philippine hy taut in that tune the natives would -hav oirked ir white-faced brethren from over the so .is. "Indeed?" replied Diana, with an al most Imperceptible lift of her eye brows. "To shoot " exclaimed Bellairs. An angry flush crept across her face as she swept from the room, gazing angrily before her. "You're quite right. Jack," said Huntingdon, sympathetically, as his friend, returned disconsolately to the table. "But I'm afraid you've upset Dl; she's a bit short-tempered, you know. Do you really mean to buy the brute?" "I do," replied Bellairs, "and to ride him, too." A nd he did. Diana did not nppear at the sale the next day, neither did she put in an ap pearance at the dinner table. Where fore, in the evening, Mr. Bellairs or dered the dogcart, bade his friend farewell, and returned to his home with a sorrowful heart A year elapsed and found him still sorrowful. AH his male friends declared him to have become a mysogynlst, while all his acquaintances of the softer sex, who might have been his friends but for this painful peculiarity, declared that he was a heartless brute. The peculiarity was made all the more unbearable to the eligible dam sels of Burghmiuster society by the fact that Jack was considered a good "catch." I'H H I'l I'l "I AM OOI.NO TO ilUV THAT HOUSE. Burghminster mammas, with mar riageable daughters, were of oplnlou that a woman hater had absolutely no right to own such a home as Bellairs did. and that a heavy tax should be Instituted to discourage such flagrant examples of cast-Iron bachelorhood. He was decoyed away Into discreet woods, where dovelike eyes were flushed upon Uim; where tiny well gloved hands grasped his with tender appeals for help at the slightest obsta cle in the shape of a stile or gurgling brook. But all in vain. Only one person sat on the stile, and tie brook gurgled on, mocking the aspirations of matchmak ing humanity. The dovelike eyes of Burghminster beauty might have beeu tUB idnfik ued optics of a borough ania- nce? by ican Forces. the Amoricnn forces. One would im un and eliinu to mnnv of th man- l.nf Rii(h ta not th cnsn The zon, so small tbelr attractions to the stony-henrted Bellairs. He now took long objectless rides alone on Demon Dandy, whose natural depravity of character had almost dls-, appeared under the Influence of a long spell of bard work. Sometimes, In the course of these rides, be would pass Miss Huntingdon, who would greet him with a cold and distant bow, and -ho, when tie was safely out of sight, would indulge In the femluiue luxury of tears. Bellairs, having no tears, would, by touching Demon Dandy with the spur, incite him to rebellion. The fights that followed were of ben efit both to man and horse. Nevertheless, every time he met Diana Huntingdon she could not help noticing that he was growing thinner and paler. He, too, thought the same of her, till, one one occasion, the thought proved too much for him. She had just disappeared round a bend in the leafy luue, walking slowly and with drooping bead. Bellairs, overcome by bis feelings, clapped both spurs Into Demon Dandy, a direct challenge for an equine strug gle of the most violent character. Demon Dandy answered the chal lenge by rearing wildly, then falling backwards with a heavy 'crash on to his master. Bellairs was conscious of a glimpse of Demon Dandy's nose against the sky. Then a tlush passed before h!s eyes and be knew no more. When he came to himself he found his lost divinity bending over him. He had a vague idea that she was calling him "Ja-jk" and her "boy." A half -hour elapsed. Bellairs said little. He Just lay there happily, explaining matters and recov ering his breath. "It Is just as well that I did not let you buy Demon Dandy," he said at last. "Just as well, dearest, since you are not killed." snid Diana. "But you will not ride liini again?" "I won't," ejaculated Bellairs, fer vently. Chicago Tribune. It Did. Lady Visitor (to little girl) What tie came of that little kitten you had hera once? Little Girl Why. haven't you heard? Lady Visitor No! Was It drowned? Little Girl No! Lady Visitor Lost? Little Girl No! Lady Visitor Poisoned? Little Girl-No! Lady Visitor Then whatever became of it? Little Girl It growed up Into a cat Philadelphia Bulletin. . An "Kssential Oil." Ernest Iugersoll Is as quick at rep artee as he is keen in bis observation of nature. It happened some time ago that his daughter asked him a question concerning the difference between es sential and fixed oils. He explained at some length. "Well," said she, "to which class does skunk's oil belong?" "To both," was the prompt rejoinder. "It's essential to the skunk and fixed on the man." New York Times. Didn't Like tbe Substitute. Mrs. Hoyle My husband la never satisfied. Mrs. Doyle Neither Is mine; he has always kicked because he couldn't find his collar button, and now, he has a wart on the back of his neck, but he isn't satisfied with that New York Times. LATE JUDICIAL DECISIONS. Where a city contracts with a water company to pay for water a sum equal to all taxes levied on certain parts of the company's plant, the ngreenien Is not invalid as an exemption fro.n taxation; the contract contemplating the payment of taxes. 85 N. W. Hop. (Yls.t 0S5. ' A contract for public supplies, let upon a bid tendered pursuant to an advertisement limiting the right to b.d to persons employing, or who will In the future employ, union labor only, is held iu State ex rel. Robert Mitchell Furniture Co. vs. Toole (Mont., 55 L. R. A tU-D. to be Invalid. Directors of an Insolvent corporation are held. In American Exchange Na tional Bank vs. Ward (C. C. A pp. Mb C, 55 L. R. A. 3."ti), not to be pre cluded from executing a chattel mort gage upon the corporate, assets to se cure their own Just demands). If they act in absolute gwd faith. A statute defining contempts, and providing a punishment therefor, and also providing that in all cases of In direct contempt the party so charged shall upon demand have a change of Judge or venue nnd a Jury trial, is held, in Smith vs. Speed tOkla.), 55 L. R. A. 402, to lie Invalid, as au interference by the Legislature with the Inherent rights of courts to punish for con tempt. A statute ninUIng carriers liable for Injuries to passengers except where the Injury Is caused by the criminal negligence of the person Injured, or by the violation of au expressed rule ot regulation of the company actually brought to the notice of the Injured passenger, is held, in Chicago, R. I. & T. Co. vs. Zernecke (Neb.). 55 L. R. A. 010, to be within the police power of the State. When stock of a corporation Is trans ferred to and deposited with its presi dent, to be disposed of by him for the prosecution of the Interest of the com pany nnd raising necessary money to carry ou its business, he has an abso lute right to dispose of It at his discre tion for the company's benefit, aud If he applies it In good faith he dis charges his duty to the depositors and the corporation. 09 N. Y. Supp. 702. Where a water company sued a city for hydrant rentals, aud the city sel up a counterclaim for Inadequate ser- fire pressufe'at fires occurring more! than six years prior to the present ment of the claim to the city, and also after the controversy lud got Into court, could not be sustained, as show ing a hublt, or custom, or course of conduct: it appearing from the defend ant's bill of particulars that during a portion of the sis; years prior to the filing of the claim the protection fur nished by the water works was suttl cleut. 80 N. W. Uep. (Wis.) OSJ. The Ancient Fellows. ' O for the ancient boy who stood upon the deck that day. "While o'er him fust, through sail and 011 Jl,,y l- Tlie ,lew e(,llioe wlu ,,e of shroud the wreathing fires mude , Gothic design, the material of Cleve way!" land Lower Canon gray stone, aud the I auditorium will have a seating cnpaclty O for the ancient girl who graced the of about iKM). The newspapers always stage before our sight ! refer to this little church as the Dutch And told us well why Curfew should Reformed, but. according to the mis uoi ue rung lout uigui; O for the simple Marys sweet, who led, so long ugo, That immemorial Iamb to school, who loved those Marys so! But times have changed, old comrade! The children of our tears Have ceased to be the little girls and boys of vanished years. And Mary's little lamb nt school no gen tle smiles can win The teacher calls the watchman, and the watchman runs him iu. And the boy upon the burning deck Is Hot s sight to charm; He speaks in Greek, and gives no cause to spring the tire alarm! Atlanta Constitution. Attentions of a Husband. Humor does not abound in the vig orous atmosphere of the Twopenny Tube between 7 and 8 p. in. Therefore the passengers jammed up near a fat Irate woman one evening lust week, greatly enjoyed the following: "Thom as" this very loudly while Joggling a mild little husband as they both sway - ea, ciutciuug me leatner loops over head "get a scut for me, I tell yer." Conciliatory whispers came from the mild man, who glanced timidly at the passengers Lis wife was pushing against. ' I Then: "Nonsense; yer could find me a seat easy enough if yer wanted to." jiore uKumzeu w uisrs irora xaa for Bnother. as In weaving cloth, husband and more loud demands from j Xhe Inventor does not intend to or the wife. There was great local relief ganZe a company to make lace, snys when an Irreproachably dressed young the ew York Tribune, or even the pro man politely gave up his seat. As the t auction of more machines. He has al woman dropped heavily Into it she ready put nearly 1100.000 Into his ex beamed on him with. "Any one can see nerlments and is now looklmr for n you're not my 'usband, sir. -Miuiches- tcr Guardian. A Gentle Heminder. It was 11:3a . "Yes," she said, although the remark seemed a little abrupt, "I always sleep well." Then she paused and plaintive ly added In a hopeless murmur, "when I get a chance." Whereupon the youtbf'who had been overstaying himself, took his hat and softly stole away. Cleveland Plain Etealer. , . Madagacar'a Academy. Madagascar Is believed to be civil- lzed enough by the French to have an Academy , of Letter? and Sciences of its own.- It contains sixteen members at present, thirteen Europeans and three Hovas. '' ' A small bov's ideal hero is another lother who runs away from school. ! STARS OF OUR FLAG t NEW ARRANGEMENT OF THE STARS OF THE AMERICAN FLAG. 'CT73HK l-k of symmetry and historical significance in the rraneinent of th stars on the blue field of the American ting has for years beeu a subject of comment among observing pntriot. Many mm have given much time to a plau of placing the stars iu some design which would appeal to the people f th country, but nil have failed in evolving anything satisfactory until the design which J. R. Stahlnecker of Silverton, C,do has worked out was submitted to Congress. Mr. Stnhlnecker's plan Is pictured above, lie worked on the Idea fourteen years before he was satisfied with it. The work has required more thought and study than would appear li'Vessary nt first to most people. Hut it was no easy matter to take a given Mini her of stars and get out a design which would commemorate the great events n the history of the country anj yet attain an artistic and symmetrical effect. in Mr. Stahlnecker's plan, the center group of thirteen stars represents the thirteen original States nt the time of the adoption of the Constitution. Around this group, in a circle, are twenty-three stars which represent the States which were admitted between that time and the close of th. Civil War, the group of thirteen nnd circle of twenty-three together representing the gnat senl of th I'nited Stutes. These three great features are to lie unchanged by any follow ing events. The first event brought the Hag into existence, the second made the life of the nation more secure, and the great seal Is ludissolulily connected with both. The stars outside the circle of twenty-three represent the States which were admitted between the close of the Civil War and the Spanish-American war. This places two in each of the four corners and one midway ou each side, the design as a whole representing the union of States as they are at the present day. As New Mexico. Arixonn. Indian Territory and Oklahoma come in, their stars may he placed in the extreme corners. Then. If Hawaii and Alsskn are in time, also admitted, their stars may be placed midway on each side of the field, making an outside ring which, with those recently admitted and with the four . territories which nek admittance, will Inclose all the rest, makiug the whole de sign beautiful, historical, symbolical and symmetrical. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S CHURCH AND ITS PASTOR, REV. DR. SCHICK. (TrnllE new Grace Reformed II Church, now in process of con ,tructlon- wl" be an'l lwu Dec, 1, Bl wnicn lime ll in rxiiccieu that President Roosevelt will have returned to Washington for the resumption of bis strenuous duties as the head of the American n a 1 1 on. This Is the church in which the Presi dent worships, and It was ho who laid the comer stone of the new building SCHICK. tor. Rev. John M. Schick, this title it erroneous. He snys this his church Is I properly described by the term "Grace ' Refouired," and that If It have any , national origin at all It Is German rath er than Dutch. It Is a differentiation from the Lutheran churches In that I Its underlying spirit is republicanism, whereas thut of the Lutheran churches 1 1 monarchic. Dr. Schick Is a pleasant MACHINE MADE TORCHON LACE. Austrian Invention Imitate Hand- Made Product. Some fair Imitations of hnnd innde lace ore already manufactured by ma chinery. A recent invention by an Austrian named Matltsch renders it possible to reproduce one more variety, known us torchon lace. The real ar ticle Is a moderately coarse but pretty i lace and Is used on garments which It Is desirable to put through a laundry. Herr Mutltsch, after being associated with the lace Industry in Vienna ami Inventing a machine which did not give satisfactory results, went to Nottlng- I Pii.rtuml u-li.,c. Iw rkupfniliul lm , , . to make the Jacquards for each pattern that It was desirable to produce. This part of the work was performed upon the inventor's return to Vleuuu, Hith erto It has beeu necessary to have a separate machine for eu'cb design. With the Matltsch machine it Is only uece88ary t0 substitute one Jacquard company to buy his rights. The Not tingham lace manufacturers profess not to be disturbed by the prospect of competition ami say that the Matltsch machine will lujure French manufac turers chiefly. In Vienna the papers blnk that a new era In lace making Is ahead. Strategic Slang. The enemies of slang aud we are all lts enemies on occasion-will have to confess that It sometimes has value, If oniy to conceal tnoujgnt. Harper's Weekly Is authority for a story In which a single slung word was the means of accomplishing Important re- suits. j When Lieutenant Gllmore's party was captured and sent into northern Luzon bv tbe Fllinlnos. Hia nriwimn 1 were all condemned to death. Some were mulMed, and the rest of tbe . part was abandoned In the Jungle, bfr I) loniiii I'm . BEV. J. II The New Arrangement Is Commemorative of Many Great Historical Events...- t i UUACK UKMOltlAL till Ki ll. gentleman, rather under than over th medium height, and possesses the se renity which learning and experlenc give to tin professional man. He la now an Intimate of the Roosevelt fam ily and Is often a guest at the Sunday night suppers In the White House, to which the President loves to Invite those who ore especially congenial wills him In their views of life und work. lug. In the opinion of the Filipino lead er, too far gone to lie worth killing. They were eventually rescued; but before they were finally rumlciniifU their captors compelled them to sign a document declaring that they were be ing well treated, and bail no reason to complain of their lot. The men signed first, and then the paper, written In Spanish, was taken to Lieutenant Giliunre for his signa ture. He read It, and understood Its purport. Similar papers, signed by American soldiers ami evidently foreeo from ibem by the wily Filipinos, ,,i been circulated before. Lieutenant Gilmore took the document with the remark that he would "O. K." the men's signatures. Then he wrote the word "nit" after each man's name. The Filipinos thought this was the American way of giving official appro val, nnd were satisfied. When, a lont time after the men were rescued. th paper got back td elvlllzutluii and the Filipinos tried to make an impression, with it, they found thut something waa wrong. Honest Tenaut. The futber of Earl Fltsswllllara, who died recently, was an excellent land lord. A London paper relates how once a farmer went to him with the complaint that the Furl's fox hunters, hud ruined a field of corn, or. as we should cull It, wheat. Tbe Earl gave the man fifty pounds In payment for damage. After harvest time the fanner returned the money, saying that the wheat hud turned out well, after all. Earl Fltzwllllam drew a check for one hundred pounds and gave it to bis tenant. "This Is as things, should be between . man and man." said he. "When your eldest son comes of age give blm this, and tell him how audi wfiy you got It." He Served Two Masters. : HusbaudT-liurruh! My employer tut given me a week's vacation. Wife How nice! Now you can take down the stoves, clean out the cellar and whitewash the kitchen. Chlcairo n"d w t'"'8- Most good doctors are homely. 1 ll ' .' i inw www l a. ,t .