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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 02, 1913, Image 15',
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MISS GAYNOR IN PANTALOONS! .
Miss Marion Gaynor, the Athletic Daughter of Mayor Caynor of New York.
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
Hara-kiri, suicide by disembowel
ing, formerly practiced in Japan by
diamios and members of the military
class, is looked upon by the rising
generation as a relic of barbarism.
The act was performed either volun
tary, to avoid surviving some per
sonal disgrace, or by instigation of
the Mikado. In the latter case the
hara-kiri took place in the presence
of witnesses. The moment the sui
cide had ripped open his abdomen,
his head was struck off by his kaish
ku, or second, a friend ot his own
rank. Japanese gentlemen were
trained to look upon the hara-kiri as
an honorable expiation of crime.
It was customary forthe Mikado,
when hara-kiri had been had been
determined on, to send the culprit a
jeweled sword wherewith to operate
hmon himself. This custom was nut
f(to a severe test on one occasion when 'pains?" "Liniment"
I the Mikado had been greviously hurt
by 'he words of an old and valued
servant of the crown, whose crime
was unpardonable. Next day, there
fore, an official brought him the fatal
sword, with a blade inlaid with gold
and a handle incrusted with dia
monds, together with a sympathetic
intimation that his early death would
be regarded as a benefit to the em
pire in general and to the Mikado in
The culprit received the sword with
all proper respect, but as soon as the
emissary had departed, he walked
down to the quay, went on board a
steamer bound for Havre and upon
reaching Paris incontinently sold the
sword for $30,000.
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