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Something of His Personality and
His Home Life.
At the present stage of the war in
the far east Admiral Heihachiro
Togo, commander of the combined
Japanese fleets, is again a man of the
-moment. Last January he paid a
brief visit to his home and family at
Tokio. He tried to steal into Japan
-unobserved and to prevent anything
like a national welcoming. Some of
his officers remonstrated with him
and made an effort to persuade him
to let people see him. It would do
'them good, they argued, and stimulate
the national heart.
He would not consent. The nation
al heart, he maintained, was already
bursting with over-stimulation, and
there was other pressing business on
hand. It would be time enough for
such a manifestation when the war
Plain and Unostentatious Man.
So he declined the offer of a great
reception which the municipality of
Tokio wished to give him and entered
Japan as unostentatiously as if he
were a common seaman. He planned
it so he reached the capital at night
and walked unattended from the rail
way station to his house. Having re
ceived no notification of the admiral's
intention to come home, the entire
household had retired, and he was
obliged to go to a hotel, since it is
not considered good form in Japan
to disturb any one who has retired
for the night. He was not recognized
at the hotel, and he rose early in the
morningandwent tohis own domicile.
Togo. although but 48'years of age,
is easily the prince among Japan's na
tional heroes. In the empire he is
spoken of affectionately as "Oni hei
hachi." This means in English the
"ogre admiral," but not in a bad sense'
It is rather a term of endearment.
Throughout the length and breadth of
the island empire the mention of the
"ogre admiral" will evoke the wildest
The Admiral's Household.
The admira's household is one of
the simplest in 'Tokio. In its admir
able unpretentiousness may be wit
nessed the typical home of a samurai
gladdened by the presence of a con
genial wife and four interesting child
ren, three sons and a daughter. In
this household there is no evidence
of luxury of any description, the Togo
family occupying an ordinary middle
class dwelling. It is not even in an
aristocratic part of the cit', its
neighboring houses on either side
being the home ai tne tradesmen
and minor government officials.
The domestic arrangement is con
ducted on a moste economical basis,
no carriage, bicycle or rickshaw (being
kept on the premises. Only one
servant is employed, with a p~oor male
relative as caretake: during' the admi
ral's absence. The only evidence of
di:inetiont to he dliscovered( about the
place a small electric lamp) put out
side th.e street entrance in order that
passersby may read the name "Togo"
inscribed upon the door. This has
been nut up since the adlmiral left
homn'e and was made necessary by the
prozesi;ons and groups of enthusiasts
who: w.ere constant 'y~ atrriint and1(
shr.:I"anzai!" which is the .lap
arc'e equivalent ftor "Long life!
Anecdotes of Family Life.
Anecdo"tes in which the Togo fami
ly figures are plentiful in Japan. One
of the most characteristic is to the
effect that when the great man re
turned to his home some time before
the breaking out of the present war
for a short visit he contracted such a
severe cold that he was obliged to
remain in bed during his entire stay.
Having received orders to rejoin his
commnand at once, he rose from his
'bed and began to pack his traveling
hag. Not appreciating the serious
ness of the occasion, his wife began
to object vociferously. She declared
tha: :ie must not think of leaving
ho,nte -:ntil he sho-uld be entirly well.
W.:.:. rsorting em: her :o explana
tiocc: argument, the admiral. not in
the %est of humor and evidently under
the :i:.uence of his indisposition.
admr.%tered a rather forcible box on
the ear and ejaculated pettishly,
"D t.:alk nonsense!"
Wa- >d-natured laugh. Mrs.
I and gave all her atten
ing the admiral on his
station. On arriving
wait nearly an hour. With a growl ? t
of impatience, he threw himself into 1
a seat and buried his face in a news- a
paper. Presently he became conscious r
that some one was standing before
him. Peeping over the top of the c
journal he saw that it was his little l
iJyear-old daughter, Chiyo. There c
was a stern look on her expressive
little face, and her eyes were moist.
"Why did you strike my mother?"
she demanded, severely. "You are
certainly what the people call you.
You are an ogre."
Flinched at Daughter's Questioning. t
The man who would not mind fac
ing a fleet of Russian battleships
flinched at the little maid's directness.
"Why, Chiyo," he laughed, "I didn't I
hurt mamma. Run away home and l
make an apology for me."
This was perfectly satisfactory to t
Chiyo, and she hurried away to con
sole her mother. Since this happened
Miss Togo has developed into one of
'the most charming young women who
attend-the peeresses school, where she
is a great favorite. It is a wonder
that her pretty head is not entirely
turned with the adulation she receives
from her enthusiastic mates. She is
exceedingly modest, however, and on
each fresh congratulation tendered on
account of another naval victory she
'insists that it was won by the grace of
tenyu (heaven). The admiral's official
report on a battle always begins
"By the grace of heaven."
The two elder Togo boys are cadets
at the naval school. and they are apt
The world has been accustomed to
look upon Heihachiro Togo as a man
of the sword pure and simple. He is
much more than that-he is a born
leader of men. In Japan he iscredited
with another rare faculty-if his judg
ment of men is ever at fault no one is
permitted to discover it. It is a com
mon saying among his subordinates
that "Togo uses his men as if they
were his own fingers."
He was born on October 14, 1857,
just four years after the American
squadron anchored in the bay of Yesso
and opened the eyes of Japan to the
wonders of the west. He is conse
uently a product of the new Japan.
He speaks English fluently, having
been a student in Great Britain's
naval training school and afterward a
member of the crew of the training
FREE PASS EVIL.
Judges and Jurors With Railroad
Passes In Their Pockets.
Nebraska is not, perhaps, worse
than many other states in the matter
of railroad passes, therefore the fol
lowing Nebraska incident may have
been paralleled more than once in.
Not many months ago a man wvas
drar:n for jury duty, and immediate
!v he sat clown and wvrote to the man
aemient of lhe railroad that traversed
his town, explaining that he wa
drawn as a jurur. and asking for
trasportaion. The pass was sent
him and he used it :0 travel to the
c unty seat. \\'hile in the jury box a
damage suit against the railroad
companv was called. and he wvas ob
I ected to'by the pl1ainitiffo~n the ground
that lie hiad a pass furnished by that
railrioad. The judge sustained the
objection and the junror was dismissed
fromn the panel, his honor making
sme strong remarks concerning the
And while that judge was severely
criticising the juror, that same judge
had in his pocket an annual pass over
tar same railroad good for himself
And here is another incident that
actually happened in Nebraska:
A- liquor dealer in a western city
was arrested on the charge of having
vilated the excise law. WXhen the
iurv to trv'the case had been sworn in
Iand the taking of evidence started. it'
was dleve loped that the defendant had
enit a ga llon of extra finie brandy to
a jur ir in the box.
The judlge inmediately disinissed
the jury, denounced the juror for hav
ing aceptedl the gift from the de
iedant, and then fined the defend
ai for~ contempi of court. When that
had been done the judge called a case
w herein a railroad corporation was
i ntereted. The case was tried, and
the judge who had fined the liquor
o a juror sat on the bench during the
earing of the railroad case with an
nnual pass in his pocket from the
ailroad that was a party to the suit.
If the liquor dealer was guilty of
ontempt or attempted bribery for
Laving given some brandy to a juror,
lhat about the railroad that gave an
innual pass to the judge.
A Mobile man tells the following
tory of an odd character in that
own who for many years has done a
hriving business in hauling ashes.
)ne day, says the Mobile man, he
:hanced to be in the rear of his house
vhen the darky in question was pre
>aring to depart with the customary
oad. "I've seen you haul away many
load of ashes," said the owner of
he house, "bt.t, nIy good man. dur
ng all these years I've never had the
east idea of your name. What is it?"
"Mah name is George Washington,
>ah." replied the old man, with a duck
)f his head.
"George Washington, eh?" reiterat
d the questioner. "It seems to me,"
e added, with a smile, "that I've
eard that name before."
"Reckon you have, sah," came the
mnswer in all seriousness, " 'cause Ise
>een haulin' 'way ashes from yo'
house more'n ten years!
Southern Railway Excursions.
The Southern railway will sell
round trip tickets to the following
points for special occasions:
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Ancient Ara
bic Order of Mystic Shriners, Im
proved Council, June 20-23 , 1905.
Rate: one fare, plus $i.oo for round
trip, from all points.
Toronto, Ont., Account of Inter
national Sunday School association.
June 20-27, 1905. Rate on certificate
Calhoun, S. C., South Carolina
State Summer School, June 21. July r
19, 1905. Rate: one first class fare,
Dress is sometimes a matter of
orm and form is often a matter of
A wise doctor always gives a pa.
:ient something to brace him up be
'ore presenting his bill.
plus 25 cents, for round trip from
all points in South Carolina.
Athens, Ga., Summer School, June
27 to July 28, 1905. Rate: one first
class fare plus 25 cents for round
Asheville, N. C., . Annual Confer
ence Y. M. C. A., June 9-25. Rate:
one fare plus 25 cents for round trip.
Asheville, N. C., Conference of
Young People's Missionary associa
tion, June 25 to July 2, 1905. Rate:
one fare plus 25 cents for round trip.
Denver, Col., Account International
Epworth League convention. Rate
very low, and will be given on appli
Knoxville. Tenn., Summer School,
June 20 to July 2, 1905. Rate: one
fare plus 25 cents for round trip.
Nashville, Tenn., Peabody Summer
School and Vanderbilt Bibical In
sti:ute, June 14 to August 9, 1905.
Rate: one fare'plus 25 cents for round
Baltimore. Md., Account of the
United Society of Christian Ende:v>rI
Inter-national convention, July 3-I0.
Asbury Park, N. J., Account of Na
tional Educational association, July
3-7. Rate very low and will be given
(Schedule in Effect April 16,'.1905-)
hNo- 52. Daily.
L- ~ewvberry ..... ..... ..12.36 p. mn.
ar. ,aurens .. . . . . 7.. .50 p. im
No. 2. Daily.
EGv. Laurens...............50 p. mn.
a.r. Greenwood............ 2.46 p. mn.
ar. Augusta......... ..... -5.20 p. mn.
ar. nderson ........... .7.0 p. mn.
No. 42. Daily.
Lv. Augusta.. . .. ..... ................235 p. mn.
Ar. Allendale......................... .. 4 30 p. mn.
Ar. Fairfax................... ........ 4.47 p. mn.
ar. harleston.......................... 740 p. mn.
r. Beaufort......................... 6.30 p. mn
r. Port Royal................. .... . . 6.40 p. in
tr. Savannahl' . .................. ... 6.45 P. m.
t.r. wVaycross ...................... ro.oo p. mi.
'r. Jacksonville. .. ................................
No. x. Daily.
L~. Laurens............... .............. ... 2.0- p. in
'r. Spartanburg ..... ..................3.20 p. mn.
No- 52. No. 57.
Daily. Ex. Sur:.
Lv. Laurens.......... ..2 09 p. mn. S.oo a. mn.
ar. Greenville........ --3.25 p. mn. 70 20 a. mn.
Through Pull:nan Car Service between A
;usta and Jacksonville, Fla.
. .GSU,Agt., Laurens. S. C. L
E.TBEAN. Gen'l Agt., Greenville, ..
RNEST WILLIAMS,Gen'lPass. Agt Augusta',
FOR THE FOUR MONTH
New Business actually p
Premiums Collected -
Excess over the same pei
Death Claims paid - -
STATE OF SOUTH CAROINA,
COUNTY OF YORK. S
Personally appeared before me
J. H. Miller, who, being duly
sworn, deposes and says that he
is Cashier of the Branch Office
of the Equitable Life, at Rock
Hill, S. C., and that the above
figures are correct, being taken
from the books at the close of
business May 1st, 1905.
J. H. MILLER,
Sworn to before me this 11th
day of May, 1905.
C. L. COBB,
MOR : Insure in the
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S ENDING MAY 1, 1905.
aid for - - $973,548.00
. . .. - 179,126.48
4iod of 1904 10,949.79
- - 133,029.20
Under date of May Ist, 1905,
"The number of policies issued
by the Society for the month of
April, 1905, is moie than one
thousand in excess of the num
ber issued in April one year ago.
Our actual paid business thus far
this year is almost exactly $5,000,
000 ahead of the paid business of
the first four months of last year.
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