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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 30, 1913, Image 14

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He writes international treaties.
He tc' s a good story, delights
every one who meets him by his bril
liant, keenly intelligent conversation,
and is at everyminute in every, cir
cumstance the personification, of
.courtesy.
Who?
The Viscount Sutemi Chinda (pro
nounced like it's spelled), upon whom
just now falls the brunt of the ex
tremely difficult controversy between
Japan and the United States, over the
uamurma. lanu raws. '
The Japanese ambassador, to
Washington and his official farhily
are intensely popular with the great
army of men and women in official
fife in Washington. They have al
ways entered into the democratic
spirit of affairs at the national cap
toL They uphold no pretense of ori
ental pomp and ceremony. The am
bassador, his three secretaries, his
naval attaches, his military attache
and his counselor, all wear American
clothes, live in American flats-dn
American apartment houses, ride in
American automobiles or street cars,
attend American theaters and at all
times except official functions, when
they put on their native costume,
conduct themselves more like Japa
nese business men visiting the United
States than likeoriental diplomats
representing the Mikado.
Chinda, short, fat, jovial, bright
eyed, is one' of the foremost men of
his country. He was one of the first
Japaneses to come to America for his
education, nearly forty years ago,
wnen ne attended tne university of
California.
Entering the diplomatic service
when a young man, he rose to be
minister to Holland, minister to Rus
sia, vice minister of foreign affairs at
home, amabssador 'to Germany and
finally ambassador to America. He
was vice minister of foreign affairs
during the trying days of the Russian
War, where his mettle was severely
tested; His nation recognized his
service by making1 him a "baron 'after.
the war. . Then he went to G(erm4ny
as ambassador. A year ago he was
transferred to Washington.
During the few months that the
ambassador's wife was with him she
made friends rapidly in Washington,
but most of the time she has been at
home in Japan. The women of the
Japanese embassy at present are sel
dom seen socially because they are
busily at work learning to speak En
glish. They are the wives of Saburo
Okabe, the second secretary, and of
the two third secretaries, Tamekichi
Ohta and Nobutaro Kawashima.
They live in apartment houses and
are learning English from tutors. By
fall they expect to blossom out into
Washington society with a workable
speaking knowledge.
One reason tor the absence of
Madam Chinda from Washington is
the attraction for her sons in far
away Japan. The viscount and his
wife have four sons andonedaugh
ter, the latter being married and set
tled for life wiih another member of
the diplomatic service. The sons are
being prepared for public service, to
follow their father.
PLA.SCAKE
Cream 1-2 cup "of butter or butter
substitute' with 1 pup ofsug"ai.Add
2 eggs, l'at a timei'beating light be
fore adding the second. -Now" beat in
cup of sweet milk and ly2 cups of
flour into which sift 2 teaspoons of
baking powder,.ahd" just before turn
ing into greased cake pan, add 1 cup
of walnut meats thaVbave been put
through the meat grinder.
mis snouia oe oaKea in a snaiiow
pan.
Daily.Healthogram.. '
Arterio sdlerosis (hardening of ar- .
teries) is caused by wear and tear.
As the proper structures wear away,
fibrous tissue takes their place.
When there is an excess of this tissue
present in the walls of the vessels it ,
is called arjterio sclerosis. The rem- "'
edy is the simple life. ' '

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