4 j IN THE NATIONAL HALLS OF CONGRESS j Stlunliy, Mk 10. Washington, May lit Tim hiiisi. arose today in It wrath n nl pot to eternal slicp a messum Unit 11 hud pre viously passed, limiting I! penilcn tUry nflmisii fur any official or i'inlnyit of the government, Including senator ind congressmen, to noike pnhlic tiny eerct ill forilMtt lull Hint Would have Ull ffiM't iiinii Dim marknl viiliii) of nny Imrricau products, Tim dill nriginal y passed tint ImiHit some weeks ago without discussion, mid was Intended to remedy h defect In llm Uw as eipns ii I dy tlm recent cotton inn mini In tint department of agriculture. It huh amended liy tlm senate, and tlm i)iort of the conferees brought tlm matter to tlm attention of tlm i, .iinn today. After a heated debate In which tlm measure was altacke I an vicious legls IhIIoIi ly McCall of Massachusetts, irnsveimr, of Ohio, unit ( r ii in n i k r , of Indiana, Republicans, and defended t y llurlesnu, IIi'iimm rl, of Texas, tin author, ami Chairman Jenkins, of tlm judiciary committee, tlm house, by a record vote of 107 to I'.n, tabled llm I. ill, having n film I In tin. tit' im-Uine (o agree to t Im report of tlm confcri es. Friil.iy, May 1(1. Washington, May IM, After "0 days f almost I'lllll illOOIIN deliberation llm . . t ..... p i . i " n in my Hi i i p. in. passcn inn vid rate hid liy tlm practically iinatli moil Vnt of 71 to :i. Tlm three negative votes were ;nt liy Foiaker, Republican, of Ohio, ami Morgan and I'ellus, I i'ini rit n, of A Uliitmii. fliere a a d.iini'W lint larger attendance of wliilufi than 1 1 f I it I , litit tlm attendance in llm galleries an ty no means ul normal, mul there was no manifcsta i Ion nf miy k. i ml when tlm rt-mi 1 1 was iiiiiciiih r.. There was, liu i.vit, an iilinont general sigh of relief mining tlm DMiatiim. V . 1 1 i ii n t in , May 1 H. Reminiscent Uif Dm ft rt'fnf u t days of tlm 47tli con iitii were tin' scenes in and about tlm house today. Hardly find tlm Juiirnal been approved w hen tin' Iicinocrats, under (lie leadership of Williams, of Mississippi, ln'kfHii tlm I) rut leal llli iinster in n number of years, their ob ject being In defeat tlm lull paying to Im i-ht itti of Knmui'l I .", of South ' iirulinn, 9 1 0 . -I si fur bIIowiuic'cm iiiihIk y rrnmui of tl. rliMtlon of Im, a ri io ruiiti'ftniil fur a m'nt in tlm 47lli nnif ri-n. Thin hill hn Ihh-ii tv rlt' (nvornhly !y num roinfriiwii tin tirncH hy Ki .iililirmin ainl llirim timi'M hy licino- ratii. Aftfr rpi-rnt iii almost tlm cntirt lay n tlm itt'it i it tlm hill wai jh I . Thursday, May 17. WaHhiiiKtmi, May 17. With llm I' fpt in of lUilf.v'ii iliKreniniM, tlm en- tir luy wan ilivotwl hy tlm inoiatu to a review of tlm ainriiiliiK-iitii muilo in l iiliiniltti'n of llm wlioln inul r iViTfil Ihdiucm lint timrH than half of ti u iiii-hh- nrH. Tln'ri wan a pruHim t of ronihul me the n-ii.liiiK until tin' n-dinn rnnt- iiiH In tlm I iitflntiitn I'oln tni-rt'i' nun i ii ihp ii hi in i w i' r to tlx rntiH wan ri'.ichiil iinil tin' irii'iliiin of thi' roiiHt itiitiiitml- ty of Hint I'UiTiHiuii wan imcivl. Tin 1 1 lin k, wan inii'li' mi tlw i Imiipi t(iviii tn Im riiiniiiittfi' ili'iTftnm in tlm inuttrr n'M rviin; ra(in, mnl a lontf ilchnto iihiii'.I. '1'hi' iii'nt ion hhi elill tiinli-r InriiHHiiui whi-ii tlm ihiy ibiih' to a l.'HU. WiiMiihk'toti, M.y 17. AftiT two :i' il.'l iltc thn ImllHH tmlny lnlHHi'il laval niniiriiitici hill, riuryintf '.. ,71,'itMiil. Tin1 niimnilnmtit jTnviil in that tin' Hi'rri'lary of tlm nnvv roiihl !:o into tlm n inurki-t ami i tire hit mi luiiiiH, Bin lmrH ami ronliik't'i nhoultl it hi (lumiiiiMtiatcil iluit Ihi-y I'uiihl m mil ihi-iiinT in friii inurki-tH than thi'.v onlil hi inaili hy tin K'ovi-rni it, aH tli'frati'il toiluy hy a vntn of lH to 2J. Hy tlm Bi tiini of tlm lioimo on a rw nil Bini-mliiiiMit, upon whii li HwpitrBte i.tn whm iliMiiitmlinl, it A pur cent iliffir nlial will hi allowcil hiil.lcrB from tlm 'iicilk: Omit on nhin c.nmtriicuil 1it. Tlm yott! wa viry cIohi. Ilirt'i li'jnihlicami rliaiiKi 'r"m to yi'H, UiiKlu-n of Iowa, ThomaH and Ixnj- kortti. Wedneay, May 16. VanliiriKton, M iy 1(1. The conniiler tion of tlm rat hill in cimmittc-o of he whole was rnnclmloil hy the ci-nate .!. un, I I ho tni'BHtire wan thin re- orti-il to the Hcnati', wheie ihi're will i opiiorturiity lo review ami nitr an . Will Double Aiuska Cables. ViiHhinyrton, Mny I.V Orders have ii i-uoiinl hv (leneial Allen, the thief i(?nal olllcer of the army, for the in- (ailment of the hi!-x KyHtem on mo Klankit cahlcH. The commercial hunt- 1,1. ( Iiiih hecome ho heavy hut evrn hy working nijiht ami day the Pentium are not able to lianiiie an uie iuiinli..u With the new HVHteni the itpacity of the cnblea w ill he IncreaHcd .bunt. tVi n.ir l ent. The Hupreme court ( the United HlateH haH denied the etitlon for a reliminnK in the UiU'rko taction CHBes. California Needs Another Judge. WaMhlniton. Mav 15. The nieinbers fff the California deletion in roiiKress tiday met in conference with Secretary d the Question of in additional circuit judge for Califor- lia, aa well as the urgent need oi nu ral appropriations both for the con- truction o( new federal bulldiiins In Ian Francisco and the proper repairing it others. Insuranco litigation will, it Jh believed, make an additional Judge unperative. llm al'ii'iiiliiienta herntofnie main. I'ntrln ally llm enlirn day wan devoted to coiiKiilernlioii of llm anl I-inhn anmiiil men!, whirh wan adopted after iiiakinx no many eii ej.l inim us to aroiiHii ImiikIi ter every limn tin provinion wan read llm work of tlm imnatn after llm hill wan reported wan confined to tlm partial coiiHiileral Ion of the pipe linn provision, whirh was no aiimmlml an to titrik out tlm Morgan provino eitmuling It o ration to other countries where the I'niti il Mates had Jurisdii tlon. WanhliiKton, May 1I. Tlm naval appropriation hill, carrying nearly (100, 0(10, 0110, wan completed today In the Iiiiiikm alter one of tlm bnmml days of tlm present congress. The feature of tlm day's debate grew out of the at tempt to ilnfiat tlm appropriation for the largest battleship of Its clatH in the world and the tenor of tlm speeches for the big ship was that the American re- puhlir must be abreast of the nations of the world In tlm strength of her navy. The opponents talked for peace, disarmament and arbitration, unci in sisted that there was no national need fur surd a large navy. The amend ment int roihired by ilnrton, of Ohio, lo strike out the appropriation for a rival to the ItiitiHh I irraduauirht was defeated, us was the amendment Icav ing tlm foiiHtruiiion of the haltli'shit lo tlm disrretion of the secretary of the navy after the second I lague confeienre. A Una) vote on the hill will be taken tomorrow. Tuesday, May 16. Washington, May 15. With the ei ceplion of the nnti-p;is amendment, the senate concluded its discussion of the lailn a I rate hill in committee of the whole and, hi pool) as that provi sion shall be disposed of, will take it up in the senate. The general expec t ; 1 1 i it i in that the pas question will he disposed of early tomorrow, and the general hope is that the hill may be I ii-sd before the closa of tomorrow 's session. Tlm grater part of the day wai spent in discussing the eighth sec tion of the hill, relating to the person nel of the Interstate Commerce com mission, resulting in the elimination o( llm entire section and the rcHlolutioll of tin present law, which provides for live commissioners at r-alaries i,f f 7,500. Washington, May 15. The House bv a decided vole today rcuflirmed its faith in the Navy department, defeat ing an amendment of Tawney, chair man of the appropriations committee, to limit the expenditures on a ship to 10 per cent of the cost, a vote of con lidenre coming after two horns' hot debate. Having reached the section of the naval hill dealing with increane in the Navy and, realizing that consul eralilo debate must ensue, the house ad loomed until noon tomorrow. Tawney was emphatic in declaring that it wan both had policy and had ad ministration to give to the Navy de partnienl the right of spending $11,' 000,000 for repairs of vessels without so much as being compelled to give an account to any one for thu money ex pended. Monday, May, 14. Washington, M.iy 14. The session of the senate toihty passed w ithout an exciting incident and without the adop tion of a Ningle amendment to the rail- nun 1 rate hill, notw itliHtaniling that measure watt under coimiilerat ion prac tically all the time from the hour of convening, 11 o click, until adjourn ment at 5:15 p m. The most charac teristic feature of the day was the re- jectinu ol anieiiilineutB. I ins wai ac complished either by direct vote or by the pmccM of laying on the table and one followed another in rapid succe sinn. Among the provisions thus adversely disposed of were several intended to fix the liability of railroad companies for in'ury to employes. The presentation of provisions intended to accomplish this purpose had the effect of bringing out a practical')' authoritative state ment that the committee on interstate comnurce will report the independent house bill on that Buhjtct which is now pending before it. Washington, May 14. The house had under consideration today hills re lating to the government of the District of Columbia. It completed the hills reorganizing the Washington public school system, then adjourned in the absence of a quorum, postponing action on the hills under consideration. These hills will be taken up tomorrow. Jiminer Plans Revolution. Washington, May 15. Reports have reached the State department of the organization of another revolutionary movement directed against the govern ment of President Caceies, of Santo Pomingo. It is understood that thu inland of Porto Kico is the base of operations, and it is supposed that ex President Morales and Jiminez are the leadem of the movement. Instructions have been sent to the insular governor of Porto Rico to tuke steps to carry out the neutrality laws, which would pre vent departure of hostile expedition. Inquiry Into Coal Monopoly. Philadelphia, May 15. The Inter state Commerce Commission will to morrow resume its inquiry into the al leged close relations between railroads and big coal corporations. Nearly the entire time, it is expected, will be de voted to efforts to prove the ownership of stock in coal companies by officials of the Pennsylvania railroad and dis crimination in car distiibutlon. The Ilaltitnore and Ohio will also be put under microscopic, examination. DELAYS HE LIEF MEASUHfcS. Homo Deride to Wait for Further News From Snn Francisco. Washington, May HI. ftnr Imsring Secretary Taft and Supervising Archi ll i t Taylor, tlm emergency sub commit t re of t lie house committee on appro priations today decided to delay action regarding llm $500,000 asked for by llm president for San Francisco and the $'t5fl.0O') asked for to repair the federal buildings damaged by the recoiit earth quake in California. As to the emergency fund, Mr. Tafi explained that Im would he able in a week or ten days to submit a detailed estimate which would probably cover everything which would be needed for relief purposes. He was unable to state what that amount would Im. The estimate regarding the building was a preliminary recommendation made by telegraph on a cursory exami nation of the damage done to the build ings in question. These buildings are in such shspe that they are being used and the Treasury department is re quested to have detailed estimates made at once with the intention of having the amount carried in the general defi ciency bill, which will be taken up Iry tlm committee in two weeks or more. Mr. Taft informed the committee that there would continue to he a con sidera'.ile expenditure for relief pur poses for some time to come. MORE CHINESE ADMITTED. Increasing Number Come at Mem bers of Exempt Classes. Washington, May HI. The bureau of immigration today issued a state ment regarding the disjxisition of Chi nese seeking admission to the United States, covering the month of April, 11(00, as compared with April, 1!I05. The statement shows that out of a total of 100 arriving in April, 8n were admitted and 14 deported. A large in crease of arrivals in April, 1H0, is noted, 241 having landed in this coun try, ' of whom were deported. A significant feature of the statement is the numhwr of ('hi nest arriving in this country on certificates issued by the Chinese government, vised by United States consular officers. In April, l'.05, 12 such reached these shores, only one of Jw hoin was deported, whereas in April, 190ti, 19 arrived, none of whom was deported. This showing, it was explained at the bureau of immigration, is a refutation of the charge which it is said repeatedly has been made that certain classes of Chi nese .were not being accorded that lib erality of treatment to which they were entitled. PETS OF THE RAILROADS. Some Coal Companies Get More Than Their Share of Cars. Philadelphia, May 16. Testimony tending to show favoritism by railroad companies in the distribution of coal cars was elicited today when the Inter state Commerce commission resumed its investigation into thu alleged rail road discrimination. Shortly before the close of the after noon seBS'on George W. Clark, a car distributer employed by the Pennsyl vania Railroad company at Altoona, Pa., admitted that he had received or ders to make special assignments of cars to the Herw ind-White Coal com pany. Arthur Hale, superintendent of trans portation of the Baltimore A Ohio Kail road, was on the stand the greater part of the iIbv. Through him it wss brought out that the Merchants' Oial company had frequently received many curs in excess of their percentage allot ment, w hile various smaller companies suffered a shortage. Limit to Skyscraplng. San Francisco, Mav 10. At a meet ing of the joint committee on building laws with the various sub-committees it was definitely decided to recommend the following ordinances: On streets 100 feet wide or over, the height of buildings facing thereon shall be un limited. On streets 60 feet wide or over, the height of buildings shall be limited to 200 feet. On streets less than 80 feet wide, tha height of build ings is to be one and one-half times the width of the street upon which the building faces. Murder of Gapon Proved. St. Petersburg, Mav 1(1. At the in quest on the body of Father Uapon, which was found Mv 13 in the upper chamber of a lonely villa in the sum mer suburb of Oaeiki, Finland. M. Margolin, the former priest's lawyer, positively identified the body. The autopsy showed that lie bail receive! a blow on the head, and the theory is that revolutionists were listening in an adjoining room and heard Gapon tell hiB connection with the government. Develope Philippine Coal Mine. Washington, May 16. The house committee on insular affairs today presented h favorable report on a bill for the leasing of the military reserva tion on the Island of Bataan, one of the Philippine group, for coal mining pur poses. The requirement ia made that the government aball have all the coal it desires at a price to be 10 rer cent greater than the coat of mining. CUTS OFF SALARIES Congress May Lntjlslale Land Re ceivers Out of Office. WOULD MAKE NO APPROPRIATION House Committee on Appropriations Cuts Out Amount for Officials Whose Terms Expire Soon. Washington, May 17. The honse committee on appropriations will not make provision in the sundry civil bill for the salaries of land oflice receivers whose terms expire during the present year. The public lands committee has refused o rejort a bill abolishing the oflice of land receiver, notwithstanding the recommendations of the president and general land oflice, but the appro priations committee )elieves this re form is justified and much to be de sired. However, the appropriation commit tee lias not jurisdiction over this gen eral subject, and can only, 'act as out lined, to cut off the salaries of those re ceivers w hose terms are about to expire. Under this change, Miss Anna M. I.ang, receiver at The lulles, the only woman land officer in the West, will be legislated out o' office unless the senate should restore this appropriation, but no other Oreogn official would be affect ed this year. In Washington, Receivers L. B. An drews at Sea'tle and A. J. Cook at Vancouver would lose their oflice after July 1, along with Ivlward K. Garrett at Boise, Charles (i. Garby, Lewiston; William A. Il'idgrnan Hailey; Charles G. Warner, Coeur d'Alene and George A. Robethan, Blackfoot, Idaho, and P. M. M'lllen, Juneau, Alaska. It is expected that the senate will restore this appropriation to the sun dry civil bill, but, if it should not, the oflicers named, with many others, will be dropped on Jane 30 next. CAPITAL TO REBUILD CITY. Company to Loan $100,000,000 To Be Organized This Week. New York. May 17. The Herald to day says: One hundred million dol lars is to be the capitalization of the new mortgage loan corporation which is to b organized here to advance mon ey for the rebuilding of Sn Francisco. The promoters of the enterprise at first argued that $10,000,000 capitalization would provide an ample vehicle for handling hundreds of millions of in vestments, but it was found that San Francisco favors a much larger capital ization, giving opportunity for invest ment by the Pacific Coast. Hence it is now considered best to capitalize for $100,000,000, with paid in subscrip tions reaching $10,000,000 cash. E. II. Ilirrirnan. president of the Southern Pacific; Frank A. Vanderlip, vice president of the National City Bank: Snator Newlands of Nevada and H S. Black, president of the Unit ed States Realty and Improvement Company, today conferred with Frank lin K. Lane and Thomas Magee, both of Sin Francisco, and members of the relief committee, upon means to be employed to remove from the minds of investors in the Fast the fear that the complicated mortgage laws of Califor nia will ii.tlict double taxation upon owhers of mortgages in San F'rancisco. FAVORS SEA LEVEL CANAL. Senate Committee Votes, Carmach Havirg Broken Deadlock. Washington, Miy 17. The senate committee on interoceanic canals vqted todav in favof of constructing a sea level canal. Senator earmark's return from Tennessee broke the deadlock which occurred at a former meeting. The vote today was had on a resolu tion presented by Senator Kittredge, declaring it to be the sense of the com mittee that the construction of a sea level canal be recommended. On mo tion the attirmative votes were: Messrs. Piatt, Kittredge, Ankeny, Morgan, Car mack and Taliaferro. Chairman Mil lard voted in the negative. Pay What They Legally Owe. Ran F'rancisco, May 17. The insur ance companies will settle their losss in their own way, each company acting for itself, according to the contracts emhodied in its policies, and the Fire Underwriters' Adjusting Bureau will make no attempt to dictate a general policy or lay down uniform rules for the companies to observe in the settle ment of claims. The adjustment bu reau is merely to act as a board of ap praisers in dealing with claims and only report on lopses sustained, leaving settlement to the respective companies. Greener Unjustly Accused. Wanhington, May 17. Having tatis tied the Stute department officials that the charges against him contained in Assistant Secretary Peirce's confidential report were .without sufficient fin Dila tion, ati'l that he was the victim of mistaken identity in some measure, Richard T. Greener, late commercial agent at Vladivostok, Siberia, will be given another appointment in the con sular service when a suitable opening is found. Relief Fund Feeds 164,000. Washington, May 17. Dr. Edward T. Devine, Red Cross representative in San Francisco, reports that requisitions for supplies have been reduced to 164,- 000 a day. Thn "dew jK.nd" In a curious Stone Ago relh; yet to bo traced In Great Britain. In tlm nbsence of spring, broad hollows wero swKipM out, and fhcwi were covered with straw or other non ondu' tlrig material, with a thick layer of rny nnd sfones on toji. At n licfit the fold stjrfnffi of the clny con denned mi fihuiidaiire of water for the cuttle to drink. Sympathetic Inks, by moans of which writings enn lx concealed when the pmxT containing them Is not subjected to certain external Influence, have long been known, hut a disappearing pillar, the decay of which at the end of a fixed time destroys writing and all. Is certainly a novelty. Such a paper, says the French journal La PajH'terle, has recently been Invented. It Is prepared hy steeping In add. the strength of which Is varied according to the leaso of life Intended to be be stowed upon the paper. After a longer r shorter time the paper disintegrates ami falls to pleoes. It Is suggested that this kind of paper would be a booh to thoe who do not wish to have tbelr letters Indefinitely preserved, but that holders of promissory notes shoald be ware of It The fascinating Interest of the an ebtit ruins In Rhodesia, South Africa, drew the attention of the archeologlsta of the British Association during Its recent meeting at Cape Town. Among them; ruins the most conspicuous Is the f:reat Zimbabwe temple, which lies ulxjut 200 miles Inland from the Indian Ocean. The oldest of the ruined build ings are believed to date back at least to the days of King Solomon. It Is thought that they were constructed by Hemltlc colonists, whose chief object was gold-mining, and who hare left Indications of their worship of Baal and Ashtaroth, as described In the Bible. Exports believe that precious metal to the value of three or four hundred mil lion dollars must have been extracted from the gold reefs of Rhodesia In an cient times. Zapuie Is the Indian name of a plant that grows In Mexico, along the Gulf const. It has within the past year or two attracted considerable attention on account of the apparent commercial value of the fiber derived from It The natives have long used It for making ropes, cordage, bags, lariats, bridles and fish seines. The plant bears a resem blance to the henequen plant of Yuca tan, but Is said to yield a greater quan tity of fiber. The fiber comes from the leaves, and Is white, strong and flex ible. The plant Is propagated In a jiocullnr way. A stalk grows up from the center, and the branches which It puts forth become detached and fall to the ground, where they take root This process occurs when a plant Is about 6 years old, but If the leaves are taken off, not until about the 15th year. What Is now known as hypnotism was heralded nearly a half century ago as of great Importance In medical diag nosis and as a moral aid In training children, and much greater powers have been assigned to It In recent years. A lnte French writer has shown that Its usefulness has been greatly exag gerated. It affects only wills too weak to le aided, and It can have no value In systematic education. Gravet has concluded that It Is so often harmful that It should be employed only by the practised physician. The same nuthorlty has found that suggestion m::y not ho exiected to cure a purely mental state, nor even a grave nnd profound nervous state, nor even a profound nervous disease like hysteria. i and that Its chief value In therapeutics Is In localizing nervous disorders, espe cially hysteria. COMPARISON OF FRISCO'S FIRE AREA. The chart shows how much more ter ritory was burned over In San Fran cisco than In the Chicago fire of 1S71 and the Iialtlinure tire of 11KM. t'ontrn-M lulled. Several years ago there lived In Mill town, X. It., a unique character who always went hy the title of "Captain Ah." His greatest peculiarity was that he was always on the opposite side, no matter what the question was. At a town meeting one day, after the chair man had called for the "yeas," which showed the vote was almost unani mous, he called the "contra-minded." John Fernham, one of the citizens, roso and said: "Mr. Chairman, he has Just gone out" The "captain" had left the room a moment before. A man wlio clerks In a cigar store should not smoke a pipe when ou duty. rafillll ilillllk i i'llilll;ll TRUMPET CALLS. Ham's Horn PtoiimU a Warning Not to the linrtiltetncil. Kf.u i n:tAfi u the main spring, of Chris tin n work. The Bible Is full of "rpieer tilling," until a limn gets the Holy Spirit to give lit tit under standing. They who Jeer at the church as) dead are usually afraid that It will prove too lively for them at times. Knowledge Is power for evil as well as good. Hearers of the Word criticise the truth, not doers. God's sifting makes us less In bulk, but more In value. The church Is Christ's oody, and 1U mission His husIneHH. If tlie church Is Christ's body, It will hare the nail prints. If the devil Is dead, business Is going on at the same old stand. Laziness about doing Christian work Is often mistaken for humility. The lilies have no mirrors In the grass, and "yet I aay unto you." To try to save men by getting them Into a church. Is trying to make apple of rocks by putting them In fruit boxes. LIFE OF JAPANESE WORKMAN. Comfortable Existence for Family on than f 1 a Month. The average monthly Income of tlio Japanese workman is now something less than $0, says Lleuuor Franklin, In Leslie's Weekly. And this Is a higli average. On this a Japanese of tha laboring class can keep a family of five or six In comfort and cleanliness and enjoy all the simple pleasures dear to the Japanese heart These pleasures do not consist of feasting and drinking to excess and going to places of amuse ment, but are the pleasures afforded by the peculiar and complete love of na ture In all her. moods. "Flower-gHxlng" Is the Japanese ex pression, und "flower-gazing" costs nothing to the family that is willing to tramp any number of miles to reach some spot particularly beautified by a luxuriant display of one of the season's Bowers, which. In their turn, fill every month from the new year to the new jear. On these expeditions, which we would call picnics, the family takes its allowance of rice and tea, of fish and small pickled vegetables, and Its feast la only such as It usually enjoys at home. The Japanese laborer works on an average twenty-six days each month, and his hours are ordinarily from sua to sun. He doesn't work as hard as his brother in the West; he doesn't accomplish as much in a given time, not by any means; but be does his work thoroughly, he Is efficient as a rule, and his pay has always beta sufficient for his needs. He lives in a neat little house of two rooms, spotlessly clean and sim ple to ubsolute bareness. For this he pj.ys something like $1 a month, and, thankt to the kindly climate of his land, he knows nearly nothing about the excuse of fueL A little charcoal tor a tiny hibachl Is all he needs, and Lis cooking can lie done on this or on a loss ornamental one In u wee bit of an additional room culled the kitchen. His charcoal and light together cost him less than $1.13 a month, and for this he has all the fuel and light he finds necessary. He knows nothing about the string of rigid economy, lilce custs him more than anything else. He has to pay ubout ?3 for enough of this commodity to keep his family 5 month, und his ouly hardship really Is that his Income Is not sufficient to pro vldo for him the little luxuries of diet that his more fortunate brothers enjoy. And he has his fish and vegetables, too, each costing him n little less than $1 a mouth, nnd after everything Is paid for he still has enough left for tobacco, hair cutting and shaving, for the hair miu lor lue uuwj uui utitu m a ncifcu- borlng public bath house that Is so necessary to the well-being of every Japanese. 1 .1..I1.. t..- l.n.l. I. w.lK Peace tn the 1'hlllpulnea. It Is said that not long ago a war department official was approached by n man who was thinking of moving to the Philippines to enter business. "I would like to know the status of things there from a reliable source," the man said. "Is there now a condi tion of peace?' Well, not exactly everywhere," tha official admitted. "Could you give nie any Idea as to when peace will he established?" "Not off-hand, but you can get tha census rejKirt nnd figure It out for yourself," the official said, somewhat bitterly. "We estimate that It requires n man's weight In lead to thoroughly 'pacify' him, and the quartermaster's office can furnish you with a statement of ammunition shipments." Harper's Weekly. And Flower Seed. Plggmus The spring Issues of the magazines are wonderfully Interesting, aren't they? Dlsmukes Yes, they have such a fine line of refrigerator advertisements. American Spectator. When a girl gets a Job down town, and wears a pencil in her back hulr, she thinks she Is It. About three times out of uv a man Is eutltled to another guejs.