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to the' Japanese army as a reorgan
izer and upbuilder in the days when
Japan was just getting tired of the
kimona and was being measured for
its first frock coat and silk hat.
He was d, vice minister of the army
from 1886 to 1891, during which
time he laid the foundations for the
present efficient organization.
During the war with China he com
manded a division and was the first
Japanese governor of Formosa, the
big island that was the fruit of that
war. He was war minister from 1898
to 1900, when he put the finishing
touches on the- great military ma
chine he started, and then from 1901
to 1906 he was premier and ran
things during the war with Russia.
He was called again to the premier
ship in 1908 and retired only a short
In the present state of popular
discontent with the United States and
general disapproval of the present
ministry's conduct of affairs eyes are
turned toward Katsura as the man
who holds the key to the situation.
It is believed that if he again takes
office he will do everything in his
power to satisfy his belligerent fellow-citizens
but he is opposed to
war on a great many grounds and he
won't have war.
Mrs. Subbub I wonder what's
come over your master this morning,
Sarah? Instead of being cross, as
usual, he started off happy and whist
ling like a bird.
Sarah (the new "general") I'm
afraid it's my fault, mum. I got the
wrong package, and gave him bird
seed for breakfast food.
Mild sore throat is commonly the
beginning of an ordinary cold.
However it may be the warning sign
of & disordered stomach. Simple
treatment which is usually effective
Jaclutfes a-good'gargle-and a purge,
THE-BEST ANTIDOTE FOR A '
The other day, in St. Joe, Mo., a
scandal-peddling gossip went to a
mother with a false story of her 15-year-old
daughter's alleged miscon
duct; and the shame of it so weighed
on the girl's mind that she committed
Wisconsin has just amended its
libel law so that persons who utter
slander maliciously are made liable
to imprisonment for one year or a
fine of $250. The act provides that
all slander shall be deemed malicious
if no justification can be shown.
To go to law to prove the falsity
of scandalous gossip is not a pleasant
.task; but if ever punishment is de
served it is in a case like that in .St.
There is a simple rule which, if
generally adhered to, would add im
mensely to peace and happiness.
If you can't find something kind
and of good report to say about a
neighbor who isn't running for office
or otherwise challenging public scru
tiny, say nothing.
Before you spread an evil report,
You have undoubtedly had experi
ence with two kinds of tale-bearers-
those who take delight in putting
the worst possible construction on a
neighbor's conduct, and those who
are kindly, charitable and eager to
emphasize the better side.
There isn't any doubt, is there,
that the latter kind makes by far the
pleasanter companion? And has
Scandal mongering is hard to
reach by punitive laws; and although
the Wisconsin statute appears to be
necessary as a recourse in extreme
cases it probably will not greatly re
duce the volume of petty scandal.'
But you can reduce it by refusing
either to indulge in that kind of gos
sip or lend ear to it.
A few wholesome" personal exam
ples in each community would beat
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