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By The Sentinel Publishing Oo. , L'AXSE, . . MICHIGAN. SUMMARY OF A WEEK'S EVENTS MOST IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS AT HOME TOLD IN CON SENSED POBM. LATE FOREIGN DISPATCHES Interesting Items of News Gathered from All Parts of the Globe and Outlined In the Briefest Manuel Possible. I, After tho Thaw Jury had been ex cused until Monday and tho commis sion to determine tho state of Thaw's mind had been Bworn in, former Judge Morgan J. O'Drlen resigned from the latter body, and Justice Fitzgerald ap pointed David McClure, a well-known lawyer, In hla place. It was announc ed .that the inquiry would bo pushed rapidly and that some of tho hearings would bo public. Mayor Schraltz of San Francisco de nied tho Btory that ho had profited to the extent of 1662,000 from partici pating in Doodling operations, and in timated that as soon as he was .well, ho would sue the papers for libel. James Henry Smith, of New York, who inherited over $50,000,000 from hla uncle, Georgo Smith, died in Kioto, Japan. Ho was on his bridal tour. Richard Mansfield, the actor, is so ill that ho has abandoned his spring tour. An explosion in a fireworks factory on Staten island killed one man and fatally injured a boy and two girls. At a meeting of the international committee of the Young Men's Chris tian association, it was announced that Mrs. Russell Sage had added $100,000 to her recent donation of $250,000 for the building of a home for the committee. A. L. Sutton, chief of the bureau of exploitation of the Jamestown Exposi tion company, tendered his resignation . at the request of the board of govern ors upon charges filed by a tourists' bureau. ' William West, of Montgomery, Ala., shot and killed Engineer Fraser and, finding escape impossible, turned his pistol on himself, dying a few mo ments later. West was accused of stealing a diamond ring from Fraser. The federal grand Jury at Chicago began an investigation of the abuse of the express franking privilege. John W. Leonard, a Chicago police man, killed his wife and himself by shooting. San Antonio, Tex., detectives be lieved young Horace Marvin, the kid naped boy, was in that city, but he disappeared. A proposed advance of coal rates by the Illinois and Indiana railroads was averted by tho intervention of tho in terstate commerce commission. President Roosevelt was invited to address business men of the middle west at Springfield, 111., and to declare his )ollcy as to railroads. Thirty sacks of gold, valued at $10, 000, said to have been stolen from the mines atlRhyolite, Nev., and shipped into Pueblo, was Belzed by a United States marshal. The president will speak at the un veiling of a monument to the Rough Riders in Arlington National cemetery April 12. Roy Bourquln, 17 years old, was ar rested for trying to blow up a hospital in Cripple Creek, Col., with dynamite. William McElroy, aged 18 years, was shot and fatally wounded by a police man in Philadelphia while resisting ar rest for stealing bread. A fire of unknown origin at Eliza beth City, N. J., resulted in estimated loss of between $400,000 and $450,000 In property. freshman in the University of Wiscon sin, who was Injured while diving off the pier at Madison, Wis., into Lake Mendota, died. The Chattman mill at Howard and Iterks streets, Philadelphia, occupied by a number of textile concerns, was damaged $100,000 by three fires that were discovered within a period of 12 hours. Simeon W. West, an aged stock rais er of Leroy, 111., was robbed in a San Francisco. street car, losing $6,000 in drafts and $100 in currency. Sixty thousand tailors in Germany demanded a wage increase of from 40 tn 100 rtAP ienf inil urn (hrontonnil with a lock-out. Dynamite exploded at tho Southern railway station In Atlanta, Ga., killing two negroes and a white man and hurt ing others. - The Wisconsin senate adopted a res olution to begin balloting for United States senator April 16. , Airnur nanucrson oi varmago, nio.. who killed Dr. S. D. Sanderson be cause he mistreated. Mrs. Sanderson, was acquitted by a Jury. Speaker Cannon and members of congress were not permitted to land t Colon until the six days' quarantine against Venezuela had expired. Cleveland Harding (colored) was lynched near Florence, Ala., for attack ing a white woman. France obtained three rich prov inces by a new treaty with Slam. . Secretary Teit was entertained at Charleston, S. C, on his way to the Isthmus of Panama. Nlcararuan forces captured Tegu cigalpa, the capital of Honduras, after hard battle In which Oen. Bara bona, Honduran minister of war, was mortally wounded. President Bon- ilia was reported to be reorganizing his army for a prolonged resistance. Peace negotiations were started In Washington. , Peasants on the estate of King Charles of Roumania revolted and troops were sent to the royal domains Bloody battles between Insurgents and soldiers took place In several towns, The British war office has removed the ban from Chicago meats. William C. Gilbert, a shoe clerk, was elected mayor of Danbury, Conn., by a majority of 425. He is president of the Danbury Republican club. Prof. Belar, of .Laibach university, reports an earthquake shock which traveled 6,000 miles. An estate worth over $20,000,000 was left by the late Herr von Korn of Ger many, owner of the Schlesslssche Zei tung. Justice Fitzgerald appointed a com mission in lunacy to inquire Into the present mental condition of Harry K. Thaw. The men selected are: Mor gan J. O'Brien, a former Justice of the appellato division of tho supreme court; Peter B. Olney, former district attorney of New York county and a lawyer of high legal attainments; Dr. Leopold Putzel, a practicing physician and authority on mental disorders. The first distribution by tho gen eral education board of John D. Rock efeller's $32,000,000 was made as fol lows: Yale university. $300,000; Princeton university, $200,000; Bow- doln college, Brunswick, Me., $50,000; Mlltsaps college, Jackson, Miss., $25, 000. Senator Foraker in a public state ment suggested that Ohloans vote at tho primaries to decide who shall be their favorite son and presidential candidate. A violent storm of wind, rain, hall and lightning passed over Chicago and northwestern Indiana, causing sev eral deaths and great damage to prop erty. Mrs. James R. Hemphill, of Akron, O., going insane, strangled her daugh ter and tried to commit suicide. Col. James M. Farnum, formerly surrogate of New York county, was killed in an automobile accident. Tho Minnesota Title Insurance com pany of Minneapolis closed its doors and James D. Shearer was appointed receiver by State Bank examiner Schaeffer. Nebraska legislature passed a bill permitting a large increase in the tax ation of railroad property. The body of Prokop Pleclty, town clerk of the town of Haugen, Wis., was found in his burning office and residence by neighbors. He had boon shot Salvador asked Mexico to intervene and restore peace between the war ring Central American Republics. Gen. Charles Dick, of Ohio, was elected president of the National Guard association, which adjourned to meet next year. In a duel over a poker game at Re serve, La., Superintendent T. W. Far rell of the Ruddock-Orleans Lumber company, was killed outright and Ben jamin P. Bourgoois, his opponent, was Borlously wounded. Hugh G. Shaugh, the organizer of the Brotherhood of Railway Postal Clerks, was dismissed from the railway mail Bervice. While JohnCdrcoran of Yonkers, N. Y was ramming a charge of dyna mite into a hole in a rock with the handle of a broom the chargo explod ed and tho broomstick was driven through his body below his heart. Jesse F. Welborn has been chosen by the directors of the ColoradoFyel and Iron company to succeed th'q late Frank J. Hcarno as president of that company. Judge Samuel Ryan, aged 83 years, the oldest editor in Wisconsin and one of the oldest members of tho Odd Fellows, died of pneumonia at the home of bis brother, James Ryan, in Appleton, Wis. Tho town of Lincoln, N. J., offered Upton Sinclair a big house and fertile land for the burned-out colony of Heli conltes. The plant of the Mennonlte Pub lishing company at Elkhart, Ind., was damaged by fire to the extent of $65, 000. The glaze mill of the Austin Pow der company at Fall Junction, O., blew up and two men were killed. Oscar Nyler of Cambridge, 111., com mitted suicide at Mount Pleasant, la., by throwing himself under tho whees of a train. Several persons were killed and in jured in a fight at Muskogee between morabers of United Socialists and city and federal ofJTcersr- - Suit to recover $20,000,000 from the trustees of the estate of tho late Isa bella E. Schoge, widow of Isaac M Singer, wa$ begun in New York, by Paul C. W. Schogo, the third husband of the former Mrs. Singer. Frank Brink, who murdered his sweetheart, Bessie Newton, at Ponca, Neb., was declared insane and acquit ted by the Jury. , A serious fire broke out in the 600- foot level of the Home Stake Mine, Lead, 8. D. Interrupted in an attempt to commit suicide Charles Wallace, a saloon keeper, of Memphis, Tenn., shot and seriously wounded his brother-in-law, J. E. Rouscb, and firing two bullets Into his own breast, ended his life. Fire at Mlnersvllle, Pa., destroyed the Union Brewing company's plant and four tenement houses. M. Pobledonostseff, ex-procurator general of the holy synod, died at. hla home in St. ' Petersburg, aged 80 years. , The pope set April 15 as the date for the next consistory, when he will create six cardinals, all Europeans. Capt A. 8. Barnes, in point of serv ice the oldest railway mall clerk, died at Elkins, W. Va. v. Twenty-fonr persons were Injured, some seriously, and a two-story build ing occupied by a five-cent theater, was wrecked at Greenfield, Ind., by an explosion' of natural gas used to beat the building. ' The Morton Salt block. In Hutchin son, Kan., the largest In the world, owned chiefly by Joy Morton and Paul Morton former secretary of the navy, was destroyed by fire, the loss being $500,000. Alexander Beaublen, the first white child born in Chicago, died, aged 85 years. Abraham Ruef of San Francisco withdrew his writ of error in the fed eral supreme court and said he was ready for trial on the charge of ex tortion, v Attllla F. Mallory, one of the most prominent citizens of Pensacola and a brother of United States Senator Stephen B. Mallory, was found dead In his office. Peter Clark shot and fatally wound ed Mrs. OHIe Hill on an lnterurban car near Glrard; 111., because she re pulsed him. Both principals in the tragedy had been divorced becauso of their relations with each other.. An Immense landslip at Steuben- vllle, O., burled railway tracks and broke gas mains. Mrs. William Moore and her daugh ter Emma were fatally burned at Decker, Ind. , . : Rev. Stephen Sater Ortynskyl. of the Order of St Basil the Great, has been appointed bishop for the Catholics of tho Greek Ruthenlan rite in the Unit ed States. James Young who, with- M. M. Towlo, founded Hammond, Ind., 30 years ago, died at San Diego, Cal. In an effort to enforce recognition of their unions, 2,000 skirt, cloak and slut makers of Boston, employed in about 100 Bhops, went out on strike. John Hippo, a white man, 35 years of age, hanged himself in a toilet room on a Louisville & Nashville train. Miss Emma Rousey, of Hunting ton, W. Va., was killed by a railway train, as waa Perry Meadows, a sec tion hand, who tried to save her. United States Judge Emory Speer in a decision in tho caso of Lucy Snead, administratrix, against the Central of Georgia Railway company, upheld the constitutionality of the em ployers' liability act passed by the last congress. Strikers in a chocolate factory, at Vevey, Switzerland, became riotous and were fired' upon by gendarmes, several being Injured. Speaker Cannon and members of congress spent a day inspecting the Panama canal. Only two white laborers in the canal zone died during February. Three men were killed by the explo sion of a locomotive boiler at Onava, N. M. Col. Albert L. Meyer, Eleventh cav alry, has been selected for promotion to the rank of brigadier general to fill tho vacancy created by the death of Gen. Wlnt William John Merrall, vice presi dent and director of the Acker, Mer rall & Condlt company, died at hla home In New York city. He was 76 years old. A male teacher of English in Gra nada, Spain, posing as a woman, has been unmasked. A great ga8 well near Sapulpa, I. T., caught fire and could not be extin guished. A collision between the Dover-Ca lais mall steamers Princess Henrlette and Lord Warden near Dover, Eng land, caused excitement on both ves sels, but no one wa3 injured. The Pennsylvania railroad, an nounced in Philadelphia that It may countermand orders for $23,000,000 worth of Improvements owing to the two-cent fare agitation. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Informed hla Bible class In New York that his health Is near a breakdown. He will take a long re6t The prefect of police, Ghent, Bel- glum, will add women to the force. Six persons were killed and 17 in jured when a special carrying stu dents and the Overland limited on the Santa Fo collided head-on at Los An geles. Elmer Sheppard, colored, who was only 17 years old but weighed 640 pounds, died in Appleton, Wis. Fire in the F. H. Lawson tin plate factory at Cincinnati did $100,000 damage. . Joseph Dcmar, a wealthy Italian, was murdered by Black Hand agents at Rcllefontalne, O. Fire destroyed the store of A. O. Spalding Bros. In Chicago, with $350,. 000 worth of sporting good. Tho ruling dynasty tn China was reported to be -In grave peril as a re sult of the famine, and the United States and Europe were coneornd for tho safety of whlto residents In China. A fund was Wing ralsH in Port land, Ore., to employ Hiiy and Brims of San Francisco to uncover munici pal graft In the Orn rlty, Nino hundred vHrn I fh Old Soldiers' home at lsr-rtmrnUt, Kurt., were poisoned by tln?d hunk, sf4 one died. Former BcnttUrr Jth 1l, UntUmt of Kansas, on reaching; hi he,v at Abilene, delivered an MrM In which he called blnrnff s martyr Sod said the sugar trust had plMfed to ruin him. Ten men successfully passed (h government's first competitive ex amination for positions In tho con sular service. ' William Henderson, of Oregon City,' Ore.,', killed his wife, wounded her father and then committed suicide. Mrs. Mary Teters, awldow. commit' ted suicide at Cleveland, O., by Jump- j lng from a high bluff Into Lake Erie. Women of the Philippines By Mrs. Henry W. Lawton Mrs. Lawton Writes of Pleasant Acquaintances Made In the IslandsTen-Year-Old Girls Ex pert Cigarette Makers Women of Lower Class Thrifty, Kindly and Cleanly Upper Class Wo men Dainty, Attractive and Vi vacious Fascinating Filipino Belles The Eloquence of Ges tures Girls Marry Young and Usually Are Happy No Di vorces Allowed Smoking Among Women General. (C'opnglit, by JoMpk B. Bolm.) (The wife of the late Oen. Henry W. Lawton was in the truest sense her dis tinguished husband's associate and com panion during; his adventurous army ex periences. W hlle devoted to her husband ana family, she vet could always nni time to Interest herself In the families of the soldiers of the garrison. An lntelll- fent observer, she has gathered a large und of experiences of the most interest Ins kind.) My personal knowledge of the wom en of the Philippines is limited to those of Manila and the surrounding towns. Considering the times, condi tions and opportunities, my circle of friends there Is not inconsiderable, and whenever the occasion offered I found their kindly hospitality and gen tle courtesy unfailing. . The Philip pines contain many different, distinct tribes and dialects, which I shall not, however, touch upon, but give my own experlepco and observations. As in every other country, the wom en of the Philippines are divided Into, classes; the high-born ladles who are bright and attractive, dress daintily, possess their horses and carriages, live in luxury, entertain sumptuously and find life altogether agreeable; the middle class perhaps the ( happiest, for there Is no "noblesse oblige" who are independent, unconventional, com fortable; and the poorer, whose cares and clothes are few, labors light and habits extremely simple. ' . I was brought In contact with them all and found much to Interest me in each. My Introduction was to the sweet faced, gentle-mannered nuns of Con cordia, who so kindly and cordially offered me shelter upon my arrival in Manila, when the recent uprising in the town rendered it dangerous for un protected Americans. While many of them were natives, I fancy quite a number were brought from Spain, but so long ago they had easily acquired the habits and customs of the country, whloh under Spanish rule was, after all, much like their own. The convent, several' miles out of Manila, was beautifully situated among tropical shade trees, with fine grounds and an Imposing entrance, where one always met with a hospit able welcome. In prosperous times "before tho war" this grand old con vent was supported by from 600 to S00 pupils Now there were only 40 desti tute girls, whom these good women fed, clothed and sheltered by the labor of thifr ban Is. This was also the case at Convents d Paco, where I soon became an "In timate," learned to know and love the sisters there and shall always remem ber most gratefully the'r kindness and sympathy, ' Among the msny convents In and about Manila there are two more that I knw well Santa Isabella, In tho wall 1 city, whore my little girls . at lnd1 school for a short time, and the wi wi picturesque on a little island In the P -)-, near Ayala bridge. We are still wearing garmonts male by he busy fingers there, and the three tg lolls, over whose trousseaus . these buns sod even the visiting padre de rived much amusement, are, treasured la the family as tenderly as ever. For pretty dolls of.blsquo, paper or even rag are unknown in that country. " My children were profoundly strucs wllb tho "nothings" Id U way of 1 i toys to be found. They were Intensely amused ono morning at Santa Isabella at the interest created by some large, handsome paper dolls Just received from home. Taken to school for the recreation hour, they delayed the opening of tho entire school, while nuns and pupils alike gathered around and enjoyed for the first time this to them novel sight. My little girls stood on a platform and changed the costumes of these dolls and were quite as entertained as their friends. The lower class, whose lives are so simple, whose wants are marvelously few, whose occupations are varied and singularly suited to them, interested me strongly. They are apparently as bappy living in the end of a casco and keep house with the same ; ease as those who live on land and occupy a picturesque nipa hot of small propor tions, whose roof seems elastic. It sometimes covers so many heads. Theso women take in washing, ped dle dainty fabrics made of their fruit fibers, make bamboo matting, sew or embroider. Some with large fiat bas kets of fruits and the invariable betel nut done up neatly in a spicy leaf held together by a lime paste that evi dently renders it more part table, move from place to place as occasion re quires and squat patiently in the shade awaiting customers. The stalls in markets are also kept principally by women, some of whom live right there with their families. Then the cigar factories furnish occu pation to many of all ages. I was as tonished to see little girls of not more than nine or ten years with the deft ness of experts roll cigarettes and cigars and shred tobacco; while not a few pretty little babies, each clothed only in a short pina shirt crept around as tho mothers worked. Hundreds are employed in these large factories. They obtain their food for a few pennies from a neigh bor conveniently located, whose busi ness it is to furnish them with pro visions. I havo often watched with a great deal of Interest the keen relish with which they gather around the central figure who serves the chosen dish from quaint pottery with a cocoa nut ladle, amid indescribable chatter and undoubted enjoyment When everyone is satisfied they repair to their homes for the necessary siesta. The hostess clears up her dishes and follows their example and the corner becomes quiet and empty until even ing, when the gay scene Is repeated. Their cooking Is done out of doors under a bamboo or thatched nipa awn ing, which protects them from both sun and rain. Many a time has the odorous whiff of a choice tidbit con sisting of spoiled fish and garlic, found its way through our drawing room windows from the nipa shacks of our next-door neighbors. Several times I had occasion to be friend and extend to them a kindness, for which they were most grateful They showed their appreciation in oc casional neighborly gifts of native fruits, a few fresh eggs when they were scarce in the markets, or some Filipino dish which was both dainty and palatable and which I always re turned with a typical American deli cacy that pleased them very much. These women are thrifty, kindly, hospitable, appreciative, music-loving, social, peaceable and cleanly. This last from their own point of vlewr 1 grant you, and confess to having seen thorn deliberately take their sandals off at a muddy crossing, wade over La bare feet, which they then slipped Into the - sandals, and ' continued on their way. This and many similar instances reminded one that in principle they were not unlike a certain Toun lady of Crete. Who was so exceedingly neat Bhe stood on her bead . When she (rot out of bed ' To keep from soiling her feet Notwithstanding all this, I shall al ways maintain they are clean from their point of view. And on this sub ject upon "which I have had many ar guments, I feel well backed up by the examplo of a good old Scotch woman, who was ever fairly "open to convic tion, but would -like U see U who could convince her. '. Now we come to the jhlddle classj who are respectable in every senseJ Their, houses are spotless, their elothes) always neat their glossy black halij well wasted and tidy. These &avsj time (o visit and possess at least a shower bath In the house, so they are) not obliged to resort to a stream od convenient spigot on the street for the comfort of a bath. .They can permld themselves the luxury of a caramettsi and perhaps a caraboo whose milk ls peddled In picturesque. Jars by some male member of the fanaily. They will take in a little sewing and fine em broidery. They are very expert with A IiAAlla anil tn-nA rt 4aa1m ' m.A not a few possess some quite prettjj pieces of pearls or diamonds qualnU ly cut , ' . Perhaps the first peep at the Tilghi born ladles of the land would not be amiss on the Luneta, which was set beautiful In the evening light Thersi was the bay, with our great warships' against the gorgeous coloring of thej netting sun on one side, the pictur usquo wall of old Manila with Itaf heavy gates, ancient moat fort and) sentries on the other. While the band! played in the plaza, where seats wera provided for multitudes and every nai tlonallty was represented, many vaj rleties of vehicles drove around andl on down for a mile, where one turned in a small circle around the Anda monument, returning between cocoa uuts and palms to the music and th crowd. There one met one's friends and! acquaintances, looked upon mestizo beauties and Filipino belles and en joyed alike the unique scene and dell clous whiff of the sea. The mestizos) are perhaps the prettiest. They havet clear, rich, creamy skins, soft, dark? eyes und black hair, which is arranged ilmply but very becomingly. The tulU blooded Filipino is darker and ofteni very handsome. Not infrequently one- recognizes the small, even, pretty fes tures which proclaim an Indian an, cestor and admires the grace which, seems to belong peculiarly to the peo-' pie of that interesting country. I formed several pleasant personal friendships with these women, visit lng them in their homes and Inviting: them to mine. Upon more than on occasion when an . Interpreter could' not be obtained I was brave enough tot venture alone to make social calls.) Considering the very limited knowl edge of English on one band and mosti Imperfect Spanish on the other, I hav always flattered myself that we came out of it very creditably. It is aston ishing how much one can say under these conditions with a few signs andl gestures. Once, one of our favorite American. generals, stationed north of Manila desired to give a social touch toward cementing the friendship and good fel lowship between the two nations, and with this end In view asked an army woman to bring a party up to his head quarters for a few days' visit Upon their arrival the general gave a recep tion, to which all the principal people of the town were invited. They re turned the hospitality promptly and cordially, thereby promoting much pleasant Intercourse. Among the Filipino ladles there was one who will ever hold an agreeable place In the memory of the party, so bright and pretty was she, so quick at repartee and altogether fascinating. During one of the occasions when they were all together. I do not remember now what gave rise to it, her black eyes fairly flashed fire as she said:, Tin mill .l Vnim may go on bringing your soldiers to flght us millions of them but yon will not conquer us!" Then in the most tragic manner she added: "In- sur-rec-to! To the death!" It was like a bombshell In the midst oi wis miia, am lea Die, peaceame as sembly. An American woman stepped up tc her quickly but quietly, gently took both the dark hands In hers and: smiled in her eyes as she answered: My dear, we are not going to bring more soldiers; we don't want to fight you. We want to conquer you with, love." With a low bow, Indescribable grace- and the prettiest little gesture in tho world, she said: "We are conquered." As the Americans were starting back to Manila, in the midst of the good wishes expressed on both sides, waving of handkerchiefs, good-bys and adieus, the pretty girl wlthftwlnkllngr eyes and saucy voice called out: Adlos! Adios! Poco tiempo boom- boom!" And everybody laughed. Not withstanding this unwlshed-for predic tion so prettily spoken, the friendships formed then remained and kind feel ing was established fact As a rule the Filipinos marry. very young and the wedding festivities are often kept up for a week. I was in vited to a bridal tiffin upon one mem- orable occasion which began at ten o'clock and was only at Its height when I was compelled to leave at five) and found the entertainment most In terestlng. Their domestic relations are, for , tunatsly, happy, for there are no di vorces tn that Cathollo land. They smoke usually cigarettes, often a slim, light cigar a quarter of a yard long. which I have had hospitably offered aaav? via tusvu vmswus . Indeed. I learned to love their blue- alrtaa and brlzht sunshine, thai beauti ful scenery and quaint surroundlngs and found interest in everything. When I left their country .that had rrown dear to me In so short a time. many of the women of the Philippines whom I am glad to call tdj friend ' still came from Imus, EacW. Para- naque, Pasay and Pasig jj Tld ns 1 Godspeed. ' i.