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I Jajraary 29. 1905.
CL 1L Cottermii, Fanner! of 5orfolk,
Talis of Condition ca 11001.
By BiIKIji a Lis ef flallraea- They
Ht( Disprove Ik aseer
tlew that Twer
t ark..
NORFOLK. Neb.. Jan. 2a.-t.8rc lab "In
my (our years- ef livir.t at Manila I have
tever yet seen mi drunken ntlv," aaid
C. M. Otterman, now director of the posts
In tha ptlllpplr.a islands and but eighteen
ears ago an era i nary clerk la tha posternce
ef thla city under Postmaster NVldamen.
Mr. Cotterman, who vu sent to tha Phil
ippine four ) aar ago by Fostmeeter-aen-erel
Charles Emory tmlih, to tak charge
c( tha postal service of tha nsw possesions,
la ia America, on a brief vacation ar.d has
arrived In Norfolk to renew the memor
ies of days whan he betas to work for tha
g CYemraar. t.
"I don t mean to say," ha continued,
"that the native Filipino dees not drink.
Ton rarely find on who doesn't, nut b
drinks ao moderately and so temperately,
ee to apeak, thai Intoxication if un
heard of. And In regard to hi liquor. It 1
Interacting to note that, while ha ia rapidly
becoming AJDericanlsed In moat other aye,
ha ha not yet bean educated into liking
America drink and he atlil prerer hi
lno." Blno 1 a liquor distilled from rice
and young, Juicy bamboo staika. It ia aj
colorleei aa eiehohol and probably contain
mora alcaol thaa anything else. Tet. by
drinking It In email Quantities, tha native
retains hi equilibrium ehere a white man
roe insane. The Filipino buy his blno in
a quantity worth on cent about a poen
fuL Then ha quits. The average Ameri
can soldi or goes agaiast a bearglaaa full
and then people talk with surprise of the
Oriental liquor that drives tha American
rtal Pee-vleo lalaaaa.
'How doe the portal service In the is
lands compare with that of the United
States?" was asked of the man who has
organised the post roads and postofflce
throughout the country.
"It Is much the same," said Mr. Cotter
man. "Wo hav free delivery in the cities
an J rural free delivery throughout tha
country districts. Just as you do here.
There are no settled countrysides like
these of America, with a farm now and
then, but the native live In clusters or
bar I os, and native carriers deliver their
mails to them every day, traveling mostly
op foot.
"It is a queer sight to see a little native
toss a mail bag weighing thirty pounds
aver his shoulders and start out on a dog
trot for tha country. And he keeps on
trotting all day long, making thirty miles
before dark. Tha advantage he has over
an American In covering the country is
marked. The country 1 cut up into small
rice fields, which art always flooded. Lit
tle ridges enclose them. If one knows these
ridges he can travel all over tha islands
without ever getting off tha ridge, but If
you aren't accustomed to tha country you
will hav to cut acroea the fields and !
flooded to your Deck In no Urn.
"The mall are transported mostly by
the native. There Is on line of railroad
In the Islands, owned by an English com
pany and called the Manila Hallway com
pany, limited. It waa part of the con
tract which gave thla railroad a charter
that It should carry the mail free of
charge. The Spanish government demanded
this. The road was built fifteen year ago
and 1 150 mile long. There are two l't
tle branches off it. The terminals are
Manila and Dagunpan.
Lew Mail Rates.
"Postage rates on us islands are the
sarae aa here, ezorpt that the cost Is 1
cent for an ounce Instead of i cents for
on ounce, as here. Malls that go ty
neither rail nor native go by boat. Tha
government operatea fifteen boats called
the 'coast guard and transportation serv
ice.' They run on regular schedules
throughout the Islands and to points not
touched by commercial craft."
"How do the native feel toward the
American government?" was queried.
"The belter element la now satisfied that
they are getting the best service they ever
had. It Is a rery small minority that
ever talks now of independence. And that
minority gets less every day. There Is no
thought of Insurrection agtUnst the gov
ernment. "In fact," said the poets director, "I
never hsve seen any people bo eager to
learn anything as they are to grasp the
English language. At night schools In
Manila sou wl!l find men IS years old. por
ing over books for the sole purpose of
learning to speak Kr.gllsu.
The war? Pi we get any of the ragged
edges of It? Well, no. The fact Is we don't
know as many of the details of the war as
America does. There are but three Ameri
can daily piers in Mt;I1u. and the cable
rates lire too to gt-t much of report.
od Plar far W omra.
The Island are. It is true, a good mum- j
inonial Held for young women. There art
mighty few of them all told, and they are
(.rise packages. Nearly all of the American
Discouraged Citizens Will Find
Comfort in tha Ezpsrience
of An Omaha Ma..
I'rufit ty the fiiiK-rit-nce of others.
It tuuy save your life.
The rxfterifiwe of ami neigh
bor The testimony of Omaha ieviic
Will bring, ivutwed encvura-euieut.
Here ia a case in point:
Mra. lurid Uorhao of H North
Eleventh tirve-t, eaya: You are welcome
to my name as an endorser of lo.n's
Kidney lulls. I had kidney counilaint
for about thrve years and trtt-d doctor
and nifdU'lut-s, but nothing a ined to
do roe much cihkL Hacked-, ueudache
and dlrrlnet-s bothervd me constantly.
When I procurwd Ikvan'a Kidney Tills
at Kuhn & Co.' drug store 1 was so
weak I could not do anything. Their
um brought me relief In a short time.
Any of my neighbors cau touch for the
great food Doan'a Kidney I'Ui did rue."
F-r sale by all deaJer. Trie 50
cruta. roKtrr-MUburn Co.. Buffalo. X.
V., sola agents for the I'nited State.
Kenie tuber tha came. iH.nn's. and take
mrn who are roamed hae the.r families
with tbem ia the Island, but Use great ma
jority arer. t married ar.d msir.y den t want
to bo. Th women in Manila, though, are
making monr. The t'arhl-g payroll run
from ti per year t" $.! fcr each pron
on tha lief, itenogriphers get l.. the
first year and f..4 later. larir In all
branches ef government service sre from
S to Id per cent higher than In this coun
try "
Th natives are making gr?et soldiers, ac
cording to Mr. CoUermar.. They are be. eg
uaed much as scouts and In tha con
rtabuiary. They are making more money
at It than they ever did before at any
thing else. In all their lives. They ar.y
the drill ar.d lAe pride In It- They are all
bfficared ty Americans
"These shootings that hear
episode in which many American an! a
few officers are k.lled. ht are they?"
"Tfcey are the wcrk cf bands of robtrs
who 11 rs In ths mountains ar.d who rush
down on the litti tcr,a."
Mr. Cotterman sees a great future for
th islands, lit says that people who hav
gone there from here are sr.tlou for a
reduction In the tariff rate a o that cm
mere may b established with ths Vnlted
We hap to see th bill now In congress
for a raductlnn of tha tariff pasted." he
aaid. "At tli present time w pay three-
fourths cf tha reg-ular Dtnglty rates, and it
la prohibitive. Tha result la that our
goods ail go to other countries. For In
stance. I brought over a number of cigars
Th law allows you to bring fifty without
duty. I paid I cents earn for them In
Manila and th duty waa I oents each.
Tii bill now In congress would reduce on
everything except tobacco and sugar. Spain
bought Si0,00G.u worth cf our tobacco last
year. Of hemp worth l.ouf 40 Ej.c:i.d
purchased tlttfOOO worth. There Is no
sugar refining In the islands. Our sugar
syrup all go to Hong Kong and tnen
back. Lt year imported t30,0uu.0P0
worth of rlc.
Kallves Will Mark.
"It has been declared," said Mr. Cotter
man. "that th native could not b mad
to work. That siaierr.ent has J-ist been
refuted. The first electric railway ever
built in the islands has Just been installed
and started mnrur.g the first of this month.
It ia th only big interest owned by Amer
icans in th Oriental possessions. Th na
tive built this road. They er mad to
do It through th us of competent fore
men foramen who understand how to han
dle tha Plllplno. An ordinary American
going over there can't even get his wash
ing dona. It take a peculiar way of
handling them. This company has demon
strated that th Filipino can work and
Chines laborers will now diminish In num
ber ther."
Speaking of the condition and th In
terest that Americans feel la th Island,
Mr. Cotterman mentioned William E. Cur
tis, th newspaper correspondent, who
mad a little trip to th islands. "Mr.
Curtis will find trouble If hs ever comes
back. H dined with the officer and
participated in their hospitality, but
roasted them when he got away. Conse
quently they art tore at him. II criticised
the custom collector for being too rigid,
among other a Us also criticised th mail
service between her and th Island, de
claring that the government should run
frequent and fast mail boats. Hs didn't
seem to understand that those boat cost
muck money and that It la worth tl.OOO
per day to operate them. And besides
that, therw area't a great many letter to
go across. Furthermore, it is a twenty-
six-days' trip. Th Irregularity of boats
causes Americans to go In th air at
first. A boat, for example, may leave Ban
Francisco toda"- -jiT get teto- Manila be
hind a boat that leave a week from
today. Then the man whose letter started
on the first boat kicks because his mail
wasn't put on the last boat."
Prospect la Brlarht.
Manila la a city of about 2,0u0, and
there Isn't a three-story structure in the
town. There are no big Institutions there
at preaent. What it needs la American
capital and push, and it will b a great
place for ure. There are now 12.0W) sol
diers In the Islands, where four years ago
ther were 61,00a
Mr. Cotterman. after leaving Norfolk
eighteen year ago, went into the railway
mail service on th main line of th Union
Pacific railroad, running between Omaha
and Cheyenne, Then he went to Ogden,
Vtah, aa chief clerk In the railway mail
servioe. In 1S97 be was transferred to
Portland and In 1KV9 became assistant
superintenutJit of th Pacific coa, divisio
In 1SO0 the postmaster rencraj tendered th
appointment to Mr. Cotterman and finally
succeeded In persuading him to take the
position of director of the pot in th new
country in the far east.
Mlarbtr RerllBlasr Fig a re of tha
Orleatal God at Raageoa,
To th eastern traveller the statu cf
Buddha Is a familiar sight. From Colombo,
in Ceylon, to Kobe. In Japan, he is every
where greeted by th same calm, impassive
and mysterious face of the eastern pre
ceptor of terfwctlon. Bjt in no city In the
Orient do the form and face of Buddha
iriisi;tute so frequent or so essential a
part of the city s decoration as In
gocn. Burmah. starting place of Mr. Kip
ling s famous "Rosd to Mandalay," the
stronghold of Buddhists. Notable even
among the countless statues of Rangoon
Is the mammoth Buddha, r presenting the
strance teacher, net standing or sitting
cross-legged, as in the majority of statjes,
but reclining on a huge raised couch, his
mighty form stretched out for SO feet,
ahile his shoulders rival the midth of that
wonder of the ancient world, the Colossus
of Rh.KjcK, their titanic bre:id;h reaching
fifty feet.
But one among the wonders ef Rangoon
tills mighty figure rests near the famous
6hoay Iagon. the center of the Burmese
BuJUliist aurld. crowned by th golden
pagoda, which rises v feet atov it, its
walls covered with pure gold, th gift of a
prince who contributed his weight in gold
to the Jug mi a. In the Chewy Iagnn there
sre countlees other statues of Buddha, as
aell as relics of Gautama, the last Buddha.
All. equally with tha huge reclining Bud
dha, form a part cf th religious rites of the
Buddhists. For the essence of Buddhiam
constat in the struggle to become like
Buddha, to attain his perfection by cbedi
ence to his precepts To do this it Is neces
sary aim ays to have Buddha In mind, and
It is for this reason that every city In the
Buddhist world is literally crowded with
his Images. Buddha himself Is riot deified;
potentially every Buddhist may attain his
perfection, but only by tbe eternal imita
tion cf his practice
But, while statues such as Rangoon s
huge col.isaus are mportant in Buddhist
worship, of fvn more Importance are the
relics of Bcddhs.
3t was about the Shoay Iagon that the
Burmese made their last Be roe fight a hen
th BrHith came ti P.uijruan. A Venetian
traveller of urs ago visiting the ghoay
ragcn has left a decr ptlon of this hmmi
temp'e. conceding Its laim to rivalry with
his own Venice, that o:d unem con
temporaneous descr.ptijn. ar.J today, as in
untold cent ui lea .at. the Burmese still
bring their offering cf floaers and fruit,
candles ard paper fag io lay before the
h.:ge reclining Bud.iha. whee bands would
afford comfortable standing room lor four
of the aorshijipers and whoae gigantic face
a tars the, i.-iarmable txtKeaaion.
ol calm which the cutaard mark of
spiritual B-Jduism. Na Yolk Tribune.
Hew a E of ton Man Pinched tbe Eorf,iic
irn cf tte rdon Pacific.
Hssl Oeverasaeat Cleaaed
Is Tweaty-rr Bill.
Ilea Dadlars.
John C. Coombs, who d;ed In Boston.
Masa., a littl mors than a week sg-. and
whose death was by no means widely her
alded, earned tttdOtv In en winter tor
th Vnlted "tates government.
Hs did It by baiting a syndicate which
had planned rne of th most gigantic
"deals" In th history ef corgres th re
organisation of th t'nlon Pacific railroad.
Mr. Coomii did It beta us thousands of
New England Investor had lost money
put Into Bloux City property, with th e
pectatton that th t'nion Pacific rallroaj
woult' live up to an agreement mad when
subsidised by th government, to build Into
Bloua City. Mr. Coomb saw his thane
to block th reorganisation schema and
mike th railroad build to Sinus City or
else psy mor for his defeat than the cost
of constructing tbe line. And he kept hi
promise though th Union Fsclflc refused
to build, ths refusal cost just M.OOO.ouo, and
tte federal government took th profit.
In the day when Bloum City boomer
were building INu.OAO com palace every
summer end bringing special trains of In
veatcrs all th way from New England,
thousands of easterners bought property
there, snd many more thousands were In
terested In banks or trust companies that
bought. The crash came, and th Union
Loan and Trust company, king of th
boomers, failed for ti.OubOuO. Then It waa
that John C. Coomba. who had built up In
Boston a special bar.krutry practice, was
hired by the WS New England bank to
tak charge of th estate, to which they
looked for satisfaction of their claims.
Mr. Coomb earn to Slcux City and or
ganlsed this Credit Commutation com
pany, with lt.OCKj.000 capital, to preaerv
th asset a until they should be mor value
ble. Instead ef trying to scrape up mor
asset, Mr. Coomb set about dilleently to
luereae th value of the he had. which
included th Bioux City stock yards, th
embinatlon bridge ever th Missouri river
rand ail aorta of real estate In Bioux City
Then it was that b conoslved th idea
that additional railroad facilities would
quickly enhance th value of these assets.
especially th stock yard and bridg
Te Pay seaeldy.
HI opportunity cam In th determine
tlon of tha Union Pacific reorganlser to
pay off the government' claim for sub
sidy and aecur complete title to the prop
erty. A syndic la was formed which pro
posed to secure the railroad for less than
tha amount due tbe government It was
planned to pay something like the face of
th debt, without th Interest.
Lawyers, railroad operators, lobbyists,
politician. In and out ef congress, were
laboring for the reorganisation echem.
which mi st hav th approval ef congress
To his support Mr. Coomba new rallied hi
400 New England bank, which would bene
fit by contructlon of th Union Pacific Into
Biouz City. Ht went vest and enlisted th
support of ths governor of Utah and
Idaho and numeroue property interests.
He proposed to make th syndloat accept
a "rldar" for th bill, requiring th Union
Pacifio to build from Juleaburg. Colo- to
Sioux City, or cle accept defeat In con
gress. -
Mr. Coombs succeeded in securing sixty-
eight votes in congress. Senator Gear
of Iowa and Congressman Powers of Ver
mont, respectively, were heads of the sen
ate and house committees on reorganiza
tion. The first time the bill cams up. Mr.
Coombs had enough votes to defeat it un
less his terms were granted, and he relied
upon tbe syndicate to learn his strength.
Ftaal Coa terrace.
At last the day came for the vote. There
was a final conference of the committee
in charge and Winelow B. Pierce of New
York, one of the syndicate attorneys,
waited outside tbe door. Mr. Coombs went
to Mr. Pierce.
"I have the votes to defeat or rasi the
bill," he told Mr. Pierce. "Are you ready
to accept my rider fcr a lite into 6ioux
City, or do you still believe you can pass
the bill without me?"
"I will answer in five minutes." replied
the attorney. Turning to the door cf th
committee room, lie rapped and asked for
Judge Powers, who presently appeared.
"Shall we do business with Coombs, or
can we pass th bill without his votes?"
asked the New Tork lawyer.
"We can pass the bill," replied Judge
Pomere. "Tell him we cannot do business
with biro."
Mr. Pierce turned back to Mr. Coombs.
"I regret to say we cannot do business
a-ith you," he told Mr. Coombs. "We hsve
sufficient vote to pas the bill In it
present form."
Mr. Coombs said nothing, but bowed and
walked slowly out of the committee room.
He had his ultimatum. It was now his
time to show hts power.
lie went into the lobby of the house,
passed the word along the line to his sup
porters, and calmly awaited the result.
Five minute later the cleik of the house
a as calling the roll When it wu don
there was an oppressive alienee and amase
ment was aritten on the facet of the syndi
cate backers.
The hill had been defeated.
eradicate Braira.
Mr. Coomb had both been beaten and had
beaten the syndicate. But he made It coet
dearly. When, after a long and paiaul
struggle iu congress, the bill finally passed.
It didn t have the Coombs rider. But the
syndicate paid fct.Oov oof mor than thty
proposed in the first bill.
Mr. Coombs forced the syndicate to this,
because he kept up his fight without abate
ment after his first defsat. lie went to
Russell Sttge and proposed a plan to com
pel th syndicate to make another settle
ment with the government. He wanted to
orgaiise a rivai syndicate that would out
bid the other Mr. Sage was personally
Interested and rumors began to circulats
In Wall street that there would be mor
than on bid for the property. Th result
was that the upset price for it was fixed at
the full amount of the government debt,
with inter eat, and It bad to be paid.
"We could better have paid every dollar
of the debt which the Sioux City outnt
presented than to hav paid lb price
ahiih Coombs compelled us to give for th
road." afterward declared a member of th
syndicate." 8l Louis Republic.
Aalasala Really Talak r
"W so habitually impute thought to ani
mals that a com unconsciously to look
uiku them to possess this power," writes
Johu Burrougha in Harper's Magazine for
February. ' th dog seems 1 think
about his dinner when prompted by hunger
or about his home and hts maater when
separated from them. The bird seems to
think about it mate. Its aest. Its young,
lu enemiea. The fox seems to think about
the hound that It hear baying upon Its
track and ln to elude it: the beaver
seems to thlr-k about Its dam. the mutkrat
about its house i ifit fail, th woodpecker
about th cell ia th dugy limb wruh it
aui need aa a lodging place In the a inter.
That ia, all these creatures act as If ihey
thought. We know that under lmilar
conditions we thirk. snd therefore we im- f
pute thought to them But of mental im
ag. concepts, procw like our own.
they probably have no: e. Innate or In
herited Impulse, which ae call tnstircL and
out ward stimuli. x;iajn most cf the
actions of the animal '
Orlasly Pllnlaa with a Female la
"Wouf: wo-o-o-uf :
Mrs Pike e Peak R
rer ees wsnly and i
Mr. P. P R CriEiy.
cf the bear dens at th
leal park. The ritaid
ky Grinlr opened
k'd st hr mate,
th" chami'lon beau
Nw Tork Zonlog
1 sinner aas stand-
Irg up against the iron f-t.ce rubbing noses
with Mrs. Nortl.a-est Territory Oriil.y,
who, with her unhand- 'me mate, occupies
the next den to the n ::h.
There has been a -andal breeir.g at
th park for sexeral -k?. und It has de
lighted everyone, from he el.phant to the
crocodile. No one of t:i lltors has no
ticed It. but the kee;r- have sml'ed omin
ously a hen they have
Mr. Pike s I'csk Orzx;
mate of his neighbor
: jt.ced the gay old
making e es at the
The keepers know
what happens whtn su h things are done.
They know the terrible i. alousy of a female
bear and they hae N-n looking for an
outbreak for some time
Mrs. Pikes Peak i' more lovely than
Mrs. Northaetrn T rritury, t ut every
man knoas that lii.t I. is a-lfe is at
tractlvs that does not Mind him to the
beauty of other females
Mrs. Pikes Peak haf been suikirg for
weeks. Bhe hat eaten ry little and ha
lain in a corner of the yard a-atching her
better half love making through the iron
While ber mate rubbed nose through th
fence yesterday aftee-no..- M-. pike peak
crept toward him. The keepers held the.r
breath because they km w the psychological
moment had come. T'o- fnaclnstlng Mr.
Pike's Peak continued t. whisper through
the fence. Mrs. Pike's 'ak stood up le-
hlr.d him. Mrs. Northwestern Territory
edged away, blinking, ist" could see the
terrible fire in the ees of the indignaiit
she bear.
Quickly, and with the force of a batter
ing ran,, the great arm of Mrs. Pike's Pesk
landed on the ear of her unsuspecting
mate. His great bulk tor pled ever, rolling
like a meal sack on the groutid. Then he
jumped up whistling:
"WpufI Wo-o-o-ufl''
Hi mate waa close at hi heel, how
ever, and rained blow upon blow on hi
offending head and finally tipped him over
bodily Into the tank of ice water. There
he tuck hi no out of th water and
took in the aituatlon. Th female bear
tood ready to biff him another one th
minute h came out. There was a long
and angry dispute In bear language, from
the whines and grunt of which th keep
er guested that the male was supplicating
and tha female denouncing. Finally Mr.
Pike Peak wheeled around and went to
her corner. Mr. Pike's Peak scrambled out
of th water and hustled Into th stone
cava. He didn't com out again all day.
"I guess thar won't be any mor flirt
ing." aaid a keeper. New York World.
Employed t Check: the Rav
ages ef Time a a Held
m Job.
TrB tin o three score and ten met.
They had known each other for years, but
had not seen each other in a long time.
' One looked venersble. patriarchal. He
was white haired, wrinkled, feeble, slow
of action, weak and trembling of voice.
The other looked as though he might be
the son of his friend. He seemed to be no
more than two score and ten. His figure
was erect, his eye clear and sparkling and
his complexion pink with health. His hair
was plentiful and had no trace of white
in It, his teeth were full snd white and his
voice strong. He was quick in action.
"You carry your years remarkably." said
the man who seemed the older. "Father
Time lias used you kindly. Or have you
really discovered the louniain of youth?"
"That's easily answered." was the reply.
'The difference lietween you snd me is
that you could afford to grow old and look
your years, whereas I could not. 1 have to
appear young, certainly not 7u, to earn a
"I tell every body that I am only B0 years.
which is part way true, and I am believed
by all except those a ho know bettrr. They
are kind enough to keep my age secret.
I look twenty years younger because
I work to lock it. 1 study my digestion,
eating only food that makes tissue and
arrests decrepitude, drinking at the same
time a litrle whisky. I lake cold baths
"All this tone up my health and a tonic
assists it along. I ixerciae daily and this
keep my muscles suppie and spring)', so
that I feel like a yoai.g man of about
twenty. I enjoy my long walks in the air, 1
doing it with a quick and military step.
"I bleep eight hours and banian worry. I
My voice is strong because I keep It strong
and my eye clear because I keep my brain
clear and my health beyond suspicion.
'The rest is am rice. 1 am beardless be
cause my beard is now white and I shave
clobely. Massage of the face, electrical
amt otherwise, keeps ths muscles there
taut, full and strong, and the wrinkle are
kept aaiy.
"I hav a complete set of false teeth, and
nltheugh the hair on ths top of my head
Is mine, the color Is artificial, in other
words. I hsve had it dd from time te
t.nie. and the freshneas Jf the tint Is
I have had
1 1
I have had falling
ovaries and fallopian tubes, stomach disorders until everything I would
eat would pass away in blood. In short, for four years I lived with one
foot in the grave, wretched and miserable. I dragged through weary
days and restless nights. I had two severe operations and took bottle
after bottle of medicine, all without getting any help. My neighbor
advised me to take Wine of Cardui, telling me how nicely it had assisted
her during pregnancy and through childbirth.
I am so glad I tried that grand medicine. Within seven weeks my
stomach was in good working order and my general health had greatly
improved, so I kept taking the health-giving medicine until the end of
three and a half months I felt that I was once more a healthy and haoDv
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I New Tork Times.
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