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PAGES 1 TO 4.
American girl xrno married
A FRESCIIUA.X, SOW JA
nch Ambassador at Washington
Given Position Largely on Account
of Wife's Nativity-New tmbassy
How much a wife rnn do to help
her husband In a public career In con
vincingly proven by the married llfn
of Madam Juaacrnnd. thn American
wife of the French Ambassador at
Washington. Indeed M. Juaacrand
solcrted by tin ,Oovcrnmcnt of
France to art n the accredited agent
of our sister republic at Uncle Sum
headquarter largely Isvauae of the
fart that he had an American wife
who It wn believed . .uld be of
(trout assistance to him In handling
any negotiation which might have to
be carried on Wlwwn tti two na
Madam Juerand, although Am
rrlrnn born, axnt moat of her life,
tip to the time of her marriage. In
Franc. Thnt she wna tliun nn exile
from tln Innd of the Star and Stripe
wna due to th fnrt thnt hrr father,
Mr. Klrharda, wan an Amrrlrnn brink
rr In Pari, and thus hi business In
terest compelled him to reside nl
moat continuously at the French cap
Hal. Ilia dmiKliler wan cdiirntcd on
the bank of the Brine and speaks
French cjulte an rendllv na she doe
Her huahnnd hn a Brent admiration
for the Amerlcnn people possibly be
cause lie la ao fond of hi wife. He
la an author of note and tiaa trans
tnted aeveral American I crary work
Into French. Prior to coming to
Washington, M. Juaacrnnd aud hi wife
rcaldod In Co(enhngon, the en pi Ml of
Denmark, where M. Jussrrnnd acted
na the envoy of hi government.
Ill promotion to Washington wa a
decided advance In rnnk and carrle
with It a his Increase In anlnry.
AN INSEPARABLE COUPLE.
Roth M. Juerand and hi Yankee
lelpmata are Tery genial and hosplt
alle, but they ara manifestly much
llADAMK JUSSEUANn WIFB OK
wrapped up In cuch other. Indeed,
when the French AmhiiHHiidor vIhIIimI
the St. Ix)ula KxpoHltlon alone by
reaaon of the fact thnt Madame Juaao
rnnd wna prevented from accompany
ing him liecnuao of an nbacea on her
forehead It waa the tlrnt time In their
married life that they hnd ever been
acpnrnted, even for n few dnya.
Madame Juaxcrnnd lit rntlier dark
complexioned and In ninny reaped
hna the appenrunce of a typical
F'rench woman. Sim I n firm be
liever In outdoor life nn ii aource of
health and plenanre. When In Wash
ington or nt their Hummer home on
the const of MnaanchuMettrt nhe nnd
her hUHband dally Indulge In long
walka and upend bourn playing tennis.
Madame JuHaerand Ih a most charit
ably dlapoHcd woman nnd alnre her
arrival In America hna coiiHtautly but
IncontmlcuouHly aided ninny cuuaea.
She hna no children, but on neveral
occasions she hna given pnrtlea at her
home for the French children reading
at the nntlonnl capital.
NEW FRENCH EMRASSY.
The Indy la looking forward to hav
ing the privilege of fitting up a new
French Embassy nt Wnshlngton thnt
will be In keeping with the dignity
of our sister republic. For yenrs the
"branch office" of France in the
United State was located In nn old
residence In Washington that wn at
one time the home of Admlrnl Porter.
Then a few years ago the French es-
tahllshment was moved to the house
owned by Bellamy Storer the house
which President Roosevelt lened Inst
after his election as Vice-President
and before he had anv thought thnt
he would be called upon to go to the
Wblte House when be took up nis
UK 1 ; ash W-&jft ;Vl I
residence In the city on the Potomac
1 1 m
However, the government nt Parla
recently purchased n ietx- sl,od tract
of icround In tint most desirable Men
tion of Washington mid will erect
I hereon o splendid embassy home of
It own. M iiiln tin Jusscrund brink'
nil American woman und thoroughly
conversant with the wants of Ani'T
enn women und Viinkre condition of
life In general lui been able to give
the French architect who Journeyed
from Purl ninny vnlimbli' nliit-rn n
to designing the new limine nnd she
will be nble to select the furnishings,
etc., with fur Krenler case und aue
cea than could a Frenchwoman not
In touch with Amerlcnn way.
INSVRASCB SIDE LIGHTS.
Method Employed fur Gouging the
Hard Worked Agent.
During the recent aeandal and the
airing of lniirnnce melhoda In general
which followed, one of the tendered
spot of that htiKlnofiB wn left un
touched. It I the system known In
the pnrlnnce of Industrial Inaurnnce
worker na "arrenr nnd ndvnnces."
The taking of nrrenr mid ndvancea
occur weekly on the book of every
a cent, when the ngent must pay for
ench wi-ek on everv policy which I
beyond the grace period allowed by the
company, namely "four week.
Superficially If nld aeftr eay
to obey the compnny'a rule or sup
posed rules; but the cmirrtllnil of a
policy or not Idea mlcht precipitate
whnt I known nn thrown off claim
ing." whereby the company refuara
to pny further aperlnl anlnry until a
aufflrlent iiumiImt of Hut)tiinllnl nppll
ennta are npprovod to off-et the run
cellntlona. So It inny aeem exiKll
ent to the needful ni'ent. to pny n dol
In r for the current week, rather than
to lone the proH t of rer'lvlng fifteen
for the week following. He thereby
Itorrowa money from the company nt
n large rate of Intercut--one dollar for
the loan of fifteen for one week and
If he wImIicm to retain t Til h loan he
tnuat pny for the week following.
Crndnnlly but nlmoxt aurely. It le
come n ciimi- of the "Spider and the
I'nlea lie be an uncommonly gool
writer, or nit except lonnlly wnry man,
the web tighten und hi aourcc Of
' THE KUKNCII AMHASSAIHHt.
livelihood wanes, until he In finally
forced from thnt Held of labor, to be
followed by another whose experience
Is most likely to bo a reietltlon of hU
This stupendous gouging system Is
startling In Its vast'tiesx, for about
two hundred thousand men fire en
gaged In : lis vocation thoiigliout the
country us agents, and the amount of
money thus ohtalnrl by one company
nlotio (employing about fifteen thou
sand mem, Is upwards of one million
dollars annually. The olllclals resort
to many methods of Intrigue to pre
vent the real mission of the "arrears
nnd advnnce" manipulation from be
coming apporei.t to the n gouts, among
which Is the tacking of placards In the
ofllees forbidding agents to pay on ln
Huranccs which Is beyond the com
pany's grace period. To the experi
enced ngent t reads, "we know you
Why this subtle system of grnft
has remained almost unmolested for
more than thirty years is a uubject
Sever Driak Water.
There nre mnny different kinds of
animals that never In all their lives
alp bo much ns a drop of water.
Among these nre the llamas of the
Andes and the gazelles of the far
East. Many naturalists believe thnt
the only moisture Imbibed by wild
rabbits Is derived from the green herb
age they eat.
Ocean steamer enrr from six to
ten cnta, whose duty Is to keep the
pnssengers' ounrtera free from mice
and rots. If the cnta arc not rat
eaters, they are dismissed.
SOUTHWEST'S SMALL FARMS.
WOSDERtVL CROP RESULTS
I ROM A SISULE ACRE 01 OOOD
Instance of a Man Who Makes Good
Living and Lays by rour Hunurcu
UulUra a Year-No hear of Urouin
WJLUAM S. riMVTHE.
Tho Sncrameuto Yullvy of Cali
fornia is u l.iuU of big furuiH. I ll
tutu estates run all the wuy trout our
thousand t" one iiuiidl'cu thousand
acres. It was once profitable, to larui
vusl a reus In k'uiii.
Although this vulley is blifssed With
most ubiiudiiiii water supplies, irri
gation Is uot generally employed.
There is little ruiufull from Muy to
November, yet grniu and deciduous
fruits ure grown without ftruucluJ
TlilMSS ;ttOV IN TUB SOUTH-WEST 1'NDEIt IRRIGATION.,
moisture. Itut the big f.irtns are not
prosperous. They are largely culti
vated by tenants and are strangely
devoid of features which make the
true southwestern farm one of the
most delightful home-spots In the
world. The men on the land sell nil
they produce and buy nearly nil they
consume. And so they pay tribute
to others "going nnd eorn'ng."
I bnve been visiting a farm In ttie
Sacramento Valley which consist of
one single ncre of Irrigated land nnd
which makes n better home nnd larger
net Income for Its owner than many
of his neighbors enjoy on places of
thousands of nrres each. The little
farm Is at Orlund. In lilrn iVuinty.
nnd Is the property of a nian named
Samuel Clerks, who has grown old
and gray while tilling it for the past
Mr. flecks tells me that he has no
difficulty whatever in making a com
fortable living from this one acre of
irrlgnted land. Not only so. but he is
nble to save an average of four hun
dred dollars a year beside. He tins
money to loan, as well as fruit, vege
tables nnd poultry products to sell to
those who nre getting poorer every
year In carrying on big farms without
Irrigation. I wm so curious to know
how he could get such good results
from so small nn area thnt I asked
him to give me n list of what the
place contained. Here It Is:
ON A SINCI.i:
7.1 x 7.1 feet
.TO I So "
00 x OH '
.100 feet loot!.
Hum ami Corrnl mn. '...
IIiiiihi anil 1'nrehe
2 Wliulnilll Towers eie-h.
Citrni NnrsiT.v. ta which
are '.'' tnnMed orange,
and lime tn
1 row of iwwherrlea
4 Apricot trees,
'1 Ouk trees,
.'t J'eaeli trees,
II Fig trees.
10 IjoetiHt trees.
: Assorted Hoar.
JO Assorted iermilum.
VI LrfMimu trees, henrlnc
seven yeara old,
nld and liearlnK.
1 L,lnie tree, nine yeara
front which were sold luat yeur 100
8 Hearing Orange trees.
4 breadfruit trees,
JS 1'oiiicRTiinnte treea,
I 1 'nt eh of Haul boo,
;i t'lilln Ullletl,
4 I'riino trees,
.1 lilne (in in trees,
II Oypreaa trees,
4 tirape Inea.
1 Kngllsh Ivy.
'J Tuuiatu vluea,
13 Stands of Bees.
ERA OF THE SMALL FARM.
Time was when the mnn who had
suld that a llvlug could be made from
5 acres, much less a single ncre.
would have been considered u
dreamer or n greenhorn. Now, how
ever, nil through the Southwest. In
grent sections of California and Arl-
tona, where the sun Is warm, the soil
Is deep and fertile, and the water for
Irrigation ample, little farms are mak
ing for their owners more money than
mnny of the big ones. Two. ' three
five nnd ten ncre trncts closely nnd
faithfully cultivated tiave become. b
hundreds of Instances, veritable gold
mines. Rome of the communities of
southern California, comnosed of the,o
little ranches, resemble the suburbs of
a village, so close are the farm houses.
Arlxonn Is not so far along In this
class of settlement, because It Is a
newer country, hut the enthusiastic
claim Is made for many ports of the
Territory thut the climate nnd grow-
log condition in nuperlor even to
those of soul hen, (jalifortiia. 't here
Is a greul future f. thl southwestern
rorner of Aiiieru a, and It w ill some
day lie peopled us extensively a Its
wombrful ruins show It to huvv been
biiknowu centuries ago.
The Wauderer Relurut,
It was old-home week, and the re
turned sons n nil grandsons ha-1 been
ti lling wiin more or less pride of the
change fine had wrought for them.
At last Kdwurd .lamcxon spoke:
"I went away from here twenty
years ago a poor iiiun, with only one
Military dollar in my pocket. I walked
the four inlles from my father's farm
to the station, and there I begged a
ride to I '.os ton on n freight car. Iast
tiltiil I drove Into town lehind a
spirited pair of hor: cs, and my purse
.'lies how much my purse hold In
money to-day, bealde a In nre check,"
and Mr. Jammion looked about him
with a brilliant auille.
"A hundred!" shouted the boy,
filled with admiration.
"No." said Mr. Jameson, drawing a
large flat purse from his pocket when
the clamor had subsided, "none of you
has guessed right. When 1 paid the
2.r cents to Ozzy Roggs for my re
freshing drive in the coach. I had
besides my trunk check (which I re
tained for finnncl.il reasons.) exactly
4 cent. I have come back, my friends.
to stay. Any little Jobs of sawing
i and splitting will be gratefully re-
eclved." Youth's Companion.
Worked the Double Cross.
"This." said the Jeweler, "Is what
happened here last month.
"Mr. R. drove up in a hansom and
entered my phop. accompanied by his
vnlet, who carried nn oblong box of
steel. Mr. R. asked for a private Inter
view nnd I took him Into my office.
There ho opened the bo exposing a
splendid nrrny of diamond and pearl
necklaces, earrings, tiaras, and stom
achers. " 'Mrs. R.,' he said, 'is now abroad.
Refore she returns I want you to ex
tract all these stone and to replace
them with good Imitations, selling the
rcol JewelR nnd giving me th( money.
This, of course. Is to be a confidential
transaction. Mrs. B. Is to know noth
ing of It.'
"I looked at Mr. R. I think 1
blushed a little."
"'My dear sir. I said. 'I should lie
glad to do what you ask. but It Is
impossible. Two years ago Mrs. B.
called here on the same errand that
now brings you, nnd this errnnd. In
her case, was successful. The pnste
Jewels thnt you offer me are worth
little more than the hlr of the bausom
nwnitiug you outside.' "
lie Liked the Game.
"A seedy looking individual, np
parently from the rurals, entered
Flock ner's barber shop one day last
week," says the Hobart News-Republican.
"He got in the second chair,
nnd told Charley he wanted the
"After Charley had trimmed him
up till he would have passed for Leslie
Niblack, he woke him up.
" 'Hair cut,' says the sleeper, drows
ily. "'Hair's cut, says Charlie.
" 'Shave,' says he, still half asleep.
" 'Hone shaved you.
" 'You've got 'er.
" 'Neck shave.'
" 'Already been there.
" 'Singe hair.'
" 'I've burned It.'
"The customer settled down in the
chair until he was sitting on his neck,
and suys, 'Pull u tooth.' "
The Other Fellow.
The butcher thinks the baker has an
easy time through life:
The baker thinks the doctor's path is
ever free from strife;
And to us all this truth comes home
as through this life we bob
It's the other fellow every time that
has the easy job.
Foot bull as Played.
"T benr your Ron hn been winning
high honors nt college?"
"He tins. Indeed. He has been a
quarterback, a halfbaclt, a fullback,
and now "
"Yes. what Is he now?" KaM the
Vow." replied the other, "he's a
m ARMY TRANSPORT.
PACIFIC SOUADRON IS A MODEL
Kit UAXDLISG TUE i'JVERS
Private Steamship Company Said
to be Unequal to the Task, of T rans
porting soldier boys The Coat is
Along the Pacific Coast the army
transport service In operation with the
Philippine mid Intermediate points, is
uot regarded with luvor. Private
steamship companies covet the busi
ness which is now tiring done by the
dozen aud a half vesst.-U making up the
Iur:-ig the last fiscal year the Sheri
dan, Sherman, Thomas, Logan uud
Dlx curried to Honolulu, liuiiin and
Manila 31 IK; passengers, 11."..ihh) tons
of freight, tMJO.wtf pounds of United
States mail, and $2,47s,UUO in United
States money, besides a considerable
amount of Philippine pesos coined in
the Sun Frj i-iwo mint; and in Jan
uary, 11XKJ, tu schedule was doubled.
that in, instead of one sailing a month
there are now two.
The army prefers to do Its own
frel ht and passenger business on e
Pacific for tin following reasons:
Primarily, prlvnte companies secur
ing contract could not furnish the ser
vice desired without specially con
structed vessels, an exsrise which,
though demonstrated absolutely neces
sary by experience, they would not
undertake owing to the uncertainty of
Secondly, the present fervlc s
found more economical, the ci.st of
operation last year amounted tc ?T"0,
(HK) Icsr than the lowest estimate re
sented by any of the private Con
cerns bidding for the business.
lastly, the exigencies of the service
which might nt nny moment demand
the rapid transportation of large ship
ments of troops and supplies would
necessitate tin; holding in reserve of
a considerable number of vessels, an
Impossibility to a private steamship
company which Is forced by competi
tion to operate with strictest economy.
COMBINED COMFORT AND
In explanation of the first of these
reasons the average transport Is a
type of marine construction peculiarly
Individual. While exteriorly it bns all
the appointments of a modern -cean
going steamer, it differs essenti lly in
Its interior arrangement. The trans
portation of large number of troop
across an ocean distance of T.tuM
miles, the greater part of this mileage
lying within the tropics, demands the
I .est possible ventilation and sanita
tion. The sleeping accommodations
for soldiers are between decks, and the
entire space allotted for this purp'o
is often from end to end. Metal
lerths in tiers of three, one above the
other, make the place resemble .a
giant honeycomb. Shower baths, read
ing and recreation r.uns are pro
vided, and a regularly equipped hos
pital with Isolation wards is iu charge
of a surgeon and assistants drawn
from the army Medical Corps and the
Hospital Corps. These quarters are
SAIL FOH THE
not such as are provided for steer
age passengers on the l'uciflc, and if
vessels so equipped were owued and
operated by a private line, that line
would be long in getting rid of tneni.
should the army be suddenly recalled
from the Islands. Furthermore, the
army transport must carry a battery
of rupid lire guns in her bows, some
thing for which private steamship
companies have very little use.
The second argument advauced by
the adherents of the present system
needs no comment.
The third and last contention Is
best supported by a report made on
January 14 of this year by the uen-
erul Staff of the Army to the Senate
Committee on Merchant Marina, In
which It wns stated that "to embark
a division would require ten 6,500-ton
ships nnd nine n.5M-ton uhlps. With
the strength of the regular army two
divisions could be made ready to em-
ii', If- W
bnrk i fifteen days. Assuming .his
ratio, it would rerpiire, to strike the
first quick blow of a force correspond
ing to our present military estsiiiisli
ment, the entire shipping on the At
lantic and more than the entire ton
nuge of the Pad He." It Is doubt
ful if any private line would care to
hold enough ships iu reserve to trans
port two division on a fortnight's
notice. The (juartcrinaster General
gave It, a his opinion that, "In view
of the futile efforts of the Quarter
master's Department to obtain suit
able transport from the merchant
marine In 180S for the transportation
of the army to Cuba, and of the
further fact that when withdrawn
from regular line service the trans
port can not be advantageously dis
posed of, owing to their peculiar In
terior construction. It would be wise
policy to retain a sufficient number of
boats as part of the equipment of the
army, to be economically cared for and
kept In such condition as to be prompt
ly available for sny emergency which
may arise requiring the transportation
of troops on the ocean." Since the
whisper of trouble In the Orient, two
first class troopships have been held it
anchor in Manila Bay, and until Janu
ary ad the freighters of the transport
service were out of active service, r .io
the exception of the Dlx.
PACIFIC FLEET A MODEL.'
The army ha bnllt up it Pacific
transport fleet after long and trying
experience, and it is generally conced
ed that the vessels nre model of their
k.ud. Representatives of foreign
r vera men ts have asked for and re-
c ;!ved copies of the specifleatlon.
The transportation of live stock has
been frnitfut of disasters. The first
consignment of mules shipped to Man
ila was a source of great anxiety.
Eve: precaution was taken.' and fl
nnt'y the fatal precaution of belly
b.'itid:ng the animal caused the loss of
all but one, who became known In
Manila as the, hundred thousand dol
lar Jack. The rest all died of the nn.
accustomed exercise of swinging on
LBARXS LANGUAGES IN JAIL.
Berkmann. Who Triad to Kill Henry
C Frlck, Becomes Linguist.
When Alexander Berkmann left the
Allegheny County prison In May last,
after having served fifteen year for
an attempt to kill Henry f. Frlck.
the coke and steel magnate, he found
himself able to converse fluently In
The years behind prison bars have
converted him from an avowed an
archist to a student and philosopher.
Many persons have forgotten both
Berkmann and his crime, j-et they
tartled the nation during the days of
the great Homestead strike of
Mr. Frlck was one of the managers of
the steel industry when it grappled In
the gigantic struggle with its work
men. Berkman wn so radical, at
the other end of the scale, that he
wns classed as a leading anarchist.
During the excitement of the Indus
trial controversy Berkmann found his
way into the Pittsburg offices of Mr.
Frick. reached that magnate's pres
ence und shot him twice, then attempt-
Ing to complete the work with a dag
ger. Overpowered before he could accom
plish his full purpose, Berkmann was
hurried to Jail. Being convicted at
his trial he was given a fifteen year
term In the penitentiary for attempt
to kill. This was supplemented by a
one-year term in the Allegheny County
workhouse for carrying concealed
Once behind prison bars he gave up
all his leisure time to study. At the
beginning of bis term he could read
and write English and Germun. Dur
ing the first years of his imprison
ment be eagerly perused all books In
those lunguuges that be could secure.
In course of time be mastered the
Slavic, Polish aud Hungarian lan
guages, aud also acquired a good gen
eral knowledge of Italian, Spanish and