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had In ufiino U '.c, (i r It In-cl
enjoyed comparative p: .i-e ami iju''
ami freedom from Internal dUn
aneos during sonic i.f the years of i
presidency of Ccuoril Xord AI'-:.!.
That aged ruler had held his v.'i
against many loss successful attempt."
to overturn his authority, but the pres.
cnt revolution was too much for h!.s
strength and political sagacity, ulid he
decided to leave the Island while he
' Haiti Is an Island of very respcctabl
size, the greatest length being aboul
400 miles from oast to west, the great
est breadth about 100 miles and tin
area touipthlng less than .10,000 square
miles. In an Island of this size then
is abundant space fur diversity ol
scenery, particularly as the Island is
traversed by three ln.niiitalii chain.;,
and when this fact Is borne In mind no
surprise can be felt at the statements
of travelers that Haiti contains sor.ii
of the most magnificent lands-apcs t
be found anywhere in the Antilles.
Haiti was originally a Spanish pos
session and is supposed to have had a
native population of over 3,000.000.
The Indian? were all exterminated by
the Spaniards, and the island was
abandoned, then seized by the buc
caneers and subsequently ceded to
France, the Spaniards retaining only
a nominal control of the western por
tion. The rebellion led by Toulssant
L'Ouverture against French authority
led to independence, which was finally
acknowledged by the French goveri
merit. Twice during Its somewhat a
riegated history since Haiti has been
on empire once under Henri Chris
tophe, who had himself crowned em
peror under the title of Ilejul I.; the
second time under Soulouque, who
took the title of Fnustln I., in 18T.2.
Each emperor created a numerous
peerage, and there arc still living In
Haiti descendants of the Duke of Mar
malade and Prince of Lemonade, ti
tles which were created by Henri J.,
who bestowed them on members of
his court and found the names in those
of country villages in the Interior.
The present population of the repub
11c Is about 1,500,000.
The Haitians are a tall and straight
limbed race. The habit of carrying
everything on their heads has given
them an erect and graceful carriage
that Is pleasing to the eye. The wom
en wear dresses of blue cotton that
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soon fade Into soft thus in excellent
harmony wMi the landscape. The cos
tume of the men consists of cotton
presumably once white,- a straw hat
and a coco macaque. The last is a i
caue jointed club like a bamboo, but
solid and unbreakable. Any other tir- !
tlcle of hia costume may bo and ofee i
is dispensed with, but the coco ma
caque never. Jt Is the badge of the ,
nlllcial, the weapon of the polleonia'i i
and the Inseparable companion of tho !
Islander everywhere. '
The presidential palace at Port nu
Prince Is a largo two story white i
building standing alone In a great
plaza twice the size of Union square,
Now York. MacU soldiers In unlfoi-'i
stand at the gates and scrutinize car i
fully all who go In or pas. out.
The Haitian minister to the Fulled I
States, Jacques Nicolas I.egcr, Is mie '
of the most interesting figures in the j
diplomatic corps at Washington. Ife ,
is a line looking man, a little wulcH
fifty years old, with an intelligent anil .
refined face and most cultivated man
ners. His complexion Is of a ll'ht ,
chocolate, his figure tastefully dressed.
and his whole bearing Is that of a ,
gentleman of education, accustomed j
Vj refined society and thoroughly con-
versant with the elegancies of life. ,
In his native language, French, he Is
a fluent speaker and a graceful writer.
M. Legcr Is a descendant of the tie- 1
groes who fought In the famous hikiir
rectlon which gave Haiti her lrcedom
at the beginning of the century, his
ancestor. Colonel I.cger, being In the
patriot army. His father was a run-1
ator In the congress, and tho family h
one of promlncnco and liillueuce. He i
was educated abroad, mostly In Paris,
at which post ho was a nicmber'of the
legation, returning later to his native;
land and establishing himself In the j
practice of law In Port nu Prince, the j
capital, iiere no rnpiuiy rosu hi iii.i
profession and becanio distinguished
as tho head of tho bar, being elected
chief of tho barristers In that city.
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Why the Kettle Sings.
Do you know why u Uettle "sings"
when the water Is bolllns?
It's lll;o this. When the water be
gins to gat hot little bubbles form at
tho bottom of tho kettle and rise to
ward the top until they burnt.
At first they burst only a llttlo way
from the bottom, but ns the watet
gets hotter ami hotter they rise higher
At last, when tho water is boiling,
they burst right on tho surface hun
dreds of them one right nftcr nnotber
and It Is the noise of their continu
ous bursting which makes tho sound
we call "singing."
Sometimes, after a man has found
himself, tho main proposition Involved
seems smaller than ever before.
The Flr.t Chickens.
It Is generally understood that tho
ancestry of tho chicken trlbo may bo
traced to the Jungle fowl of India, All
of tho various varieties of our domes
tic fowls havo been produced, It la
claimed by tho authorities on tho sub
ject, from the wild fowl of India,
Though the boiling of hard water
will In a measure free it from tho min
eral properties In It and render It more
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Tales of Cities.
He Wrote It.
"James," said the teacher to a bright
pupil, "you may write- n sentence con
taining tho word 'contents.' "
Whereupon James stepped up to the
blackboard nnd wrote as follows: "Tht
contents of a cow Is milk," St. Louli
Time In Turkey.
By tho Turkish method of measuring
tlmo it Is 12 o'clock at sunsot As that
varies dally, It Is a difficult matter for
two men to keep an appointment on
tlmo except at the vernal or tho au
Sunderland, Vt., cast a tie vote In
the last election. Three votes It gave
to Ill-van nnd threo to Tuft.
Tho city of New Ilrltaln, Conn., Is
making 11 now departure In naming a
Kerles of Its streets after Its cx-niay-ors.
New York city has more asylums,
homes, hospitals and organizations for
tho relief of human suffering than any
other city In the world.
The town of Cunimington, Mass., Is
oiio of tho most secluded hamlets In
tho state. Without it postofllec. Its 734
Inhabitants nro thirteen miles from the
nearest railroad and nineteen from au
Woe of the Amateur.
A younsr man Is apt to be mortified
And mourn hli luck
When he tries to enow a card trick
And finds he's stuck,
A new type of torpedo with which
tho navy is experimenting bores Us
way Into tho hull of a ship before es
plodlng. A roasting pan which automatically
"bastes" meat whllo cooking by means
of a percolator, which collects tho
juices and sprays them over the meat,
has been patented.
A recently patented roller skate car
ries a fifth' wheel under tho toe, slight
ly raised above the ground nnd re
volving transversely, to enable tho
skater to execute fancy figures and to
stop suddenly when necessary.
"Looks llko rather poor soil In this
part of tho country," said the stranger.
"Well, it ain't," replied tho' native.
"A man over on tho adjoining farm
plowed up a tin can with (50 In It one
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Preparing For an Introduction.
"Since Jano Blossom's father got all
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"What makes you think soV"
"Her ranid told our Anuette that
Jane practiced two hours tho other
night trying to say 'dewk instead of
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Ho sent her an autumn leaf of red.
"This leaf is like your checks," he said.
And he never knew why she passed htm
With upturned chin and a frosty eye.
But the truth of It was some rival follow
Changed the red to a leaf of yellow.
He Traveled Light.
"That ball room boarder moved to
day." "I didn't seo any trunk go out."
"There was none, I guess bo placed
bis effects In an envelope and mailed
'cm to tho new address." Kansas City