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. Th"e truth dawned on us with'
sudden horror. Good deal like
listening to fire engines pass and
hear them stop in front of the
She was so tickled -with her
face on dress parade that now
she's fallen back on the supply of
Cauliflower's Cosmetics that I
brought home from the shop.
She's using them all the time, and
neglects her washing and ironing.
Gets up nights and gives herself
the full course of home treat
ments. Tries to make herself
look like a broiler. At her age,
too! Pa smokes his pipe a long
time after supper, worrying over
'her. And I can't blame him a bit.
"Do you think something's
snapped in her head," he says, "or
do you think it will wear oft?"
Poor dad; I had to Ve real frank
about it. With the problem
brought right -home to me I re
membered that" I'd seen dozens of
cases just like hers. And the
.worst of it is,-there wasn't appar
ently any old-age limit. y
ABOUT. THE WEATHER
Brisk w i n cf s
Clqudy and much
colder tonight with
about' 20 degrees
above" zero ; for Chi
cago and vicinity;
Friday fair and
comparatively cold; brisk north
west to west wfnds becoming
Jight andrvariable-Friday morning.
THE CHANGING CHINESE
Prof. Edward A. Ross, whose
usefulness was by no,means end
ed by his dramatic exit from Stan
ford faculty, years ago, recently
spent six months in China, travel
ing 10,000 miles," and his book on
"The Changing Chinese" is at
tracting wide attention.
He touches on the question of
livest interest to American work
ingmen in this way:
"Under good conditions the
white man can beat the yellow
man in turning off work. But
under b'ad conditions the yellow
man can beat the white man, be
cause he can better endure spoiled
food, poor clothing, foul air,
noiSe, heat, dirt, discomfort, and
microbes. Reilly can outdo Ah
San, but At San can underlive
The great trouble with Chinese
society is the craving for off
spring, consequent big families
and overcrowding of the means
of subsistence. There are more
people than can possibly live com
fortably in the districts now in
habited. Better transportation
facilities .and the development of
new territory will some day re
lieve the congestion.
Prof. Ross thinks that, upon
the whole, "the Chinaman's des
tiny is thatof the white man;"
that wherever we are going, so
cially and economically, he is go
ing. He predicted that the day of
liberal government on western
models was near, and his words
were scarcely printed wheir
"bang" went the revolution!
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