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la1tern1, 1earig trade d vh es anohd " ut m l ien l needlework or (i t,(, nlusic; ili r' hans.
fanily irests, all sisedd from the of "day. n ir shops with a how of receiving thir
lohw a s of sitors and ouses. Never h h - fr the ear. O thile ,-raet l a ny ofl lt-n
are tit streets of .lil iayl e , cities lnl told ,iikeet oi oth- ssiois of t olles are seen bearing a tmanyifullt o
toawics so enlivened with ayly dressed ary 1 eoee lan of liar.ted s slotis of the trades of thteir Iste.
erowls t ad bls trandlni eti rs as e. rn . the fa l y seks t i n -tleaily loaded igO ts, shrilliow tly dtcioralren, with
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New Year hegin atbout the hirteenth ef Presents lke our ing wo ekmen.
of the last month. Theii, within every Christnas giving be- Toward i he to eening of the second iay s t!eit
house in teo elitre, a gneral clean- -ins. The New Year pedilers, rying "Treasuire ships for sale'" i go
ing up takes place. A fresh, green breaklfast is a feast of abouot ainon the crowis. The sell ranouch Iraw
branch of the bamboo tree. with its leaves and
twigs to symbolize good fortune, is used as 2
duster in completing the thorough sweeping. At
this time the soft rice mats of which the floor
ing in Japanese homes is made are renewed in
order that the callers at the New Year may be
received where they can,enjoy a spotless footing
At this time, too, all matrons and maids arc
busy getting ready for wear on New Year's day
kimonos that shall have no trace in them of the
ranished past. To old and young the daily theme
of thought and talk is the coming "New Year.'
full as much as "Christmas" Is to us.
Outside the houses symbolic decoration has
full sway, and transforms the thoroughfares intc
gayly coloredI and evergreen avenues. The tree
less stre,.ts are turned, for the time being, inte
vistas of swaying bamboo and pine trees. Before
each house entrance, according to the tenants
purses and taste, stands a kind of archway. Itl
pine branches. supposedly rmale and female, on
the right and left, and the tall triple bamboc
shafts (both trees symbolic of longevity that is
of a hardiness that has borne the storms and
struggles of long life into a rugged old age) wel
come the visitor. Over head, spanninrg the space
between these uprights of the arch, is a decorat
ed rope always of rice straw, having on it various
pendants arranged in series of seven, five and
three (lucky numbers). The rope recalls one of
the most revered and poetic traditions of the Jap
anese past. The sun goddess, the ancestress of
the imperial house of the empire, was angered
with her brother in the ancient days, and in re
venge hid herself in a cave. Darkness then pre
vailed in heaven and over the earth. The gods,
In their perplexity, tried to induce her to come
out of her hiding place. But in vain did they
appear, until, in a dance they had arranged, she
was induced by a taunt that touched her vanity
to open the door of her self-chosen dungeon. One
of the gods then drew her forth, and, to prevent
her rur ring back Into the cave, stretched a straw
rope across the entrance The perpetual shining
of the sun, secured thereby, remains memorial
Ized in the garlanded barrier hanging above each
Japanese portal at New Year's time.
Among the most noticeable and significant cb
jects ornamenting these doorway arches is a scar
let lobster, embedded among some branches of a
bush whose old leaves remain unshed until after
the young leaves have budded. The lobster's
crooked body tells of old age, bent with years,
while the bush branches around it show how
parents remain even while children and chil
dren's children may come into being. In the
same decoration fronds of fern are placed, whose
pairs of leaves symbolize wedded life. The or
ange, whose colo' brightens the clustered sym
bols, bears a name which, as a pun, means "gen
erations," and tells of family perpetuity. Sea
weed is there, too, as a memorial of good fortune,
commemorating also the prehistoric conquest of
Korea by the Empress Jingo. Her troops were in
danger of defeat because their horses on the Ko
rean seashore were starving from lack of food.
But, by inspiration, she ordered seaweed to be
plucked from the waters of the beach and given
to the horses, who then were so invigorated that
they carried theit riders to glorious victory.
Gohel white bands of paper wave over the gar
lands of the doorway arches symbolic of the an
cient offerings that have won the favor of "the
After busy weeks of preparation at last the
closing day of the year comes. On New Year's
eve the whole country Is astir and every place
that needs a light for use or beauty is brightened.
All through that night the people stay out of bed
to see the old year pass and to welcome the new.
Merchants do not go to bed until the dawn of
New Year's day. All the business accounts of
the closing year must be settled that night, and
in every sense of the word the year be begun
afresh among those Japanese who are guided by
the old social order. All things are made new.
Bad luck, bad feelings, unsettled debts, are all
to be done away with and a new chapter of life
opened, filled with happy prospects. The cornm
plete,: renewal of old-fashioned Japanese life at
the New Year is well shown in one of the names
that the day bears, San Gan. "The Three Begin.
Old Man Had a Good Memory
Malachi Delivered Blow to Micky
Doolin for Trick Played, After
At a recent dinner Richard Croker
told a story of an Irishman who, mak
ing his fortune in this country, thought
to re-visit his old home in Ireland.
As he strolled about the little place
where he was born, it seemed to him
that things had not changed much
y since his departure for America. He
even observed an old chap, named Mal
achi Coughlin, sitting outside his cot
tage, just as he had done in the old
r days. It oCcurred to him that Mala
chi must have attained the age of one
t hundred by now. Going up to the old
fellow he said:
a "Hello, Malachi! You don't look a
1 day older than when I left this place
3 140 years ago!"
sym;bolii m and of good wishes. The New Year's
wine, too, is passed around, with the wish that
everyone may drink along with the cup a long.
long life. -A soup containing a peculiar rice paste,
mochi, is eaten by all, each one wishing the
others ten thousand years of pleasure and pros
perity. Then the household prepare for a day
of festivity. The busy broom and bamboo duster
are left idle all the day, for fear that they might
sweep out of the house the divine freshness that
has come into it. All the shops remain closed
from dawn until the next dlay. It is the day of
the home and of social happiness. There is no
"Christmas tree" as the cent r of the .1apanese
New Year celebration inside the house, hut there
is the Kagami mochi or "mirror rice cakes" that
are miade as conspicuous as the "tree." These
cakes rlepresent the round mirror, in which the
sight of her face. enticed the sun goddess out of
her cave in the oldlen tinme. For eleven days these
cakes remain dlecorated with fruits and flowers.
elevated on whitewood trays. Then they form
part of a family feasting.
Throughout Japan the New Year's day is the
one complete holiday of the year. Soon after
breakfast all the members of the families, dressed
in their newest clothes, take to the gardens, parks
and streets for characteristic pleasurings. Uni
versal visiting is a social law-calling on friends
and relatives in person or by card. Universal
gift making is indulged In, messengers being
sent bearing presents all around the household
and friendly circles. Distinctive and exclusive
games also belong to the New Year time. Battle
(lore and shuttlecock is probably chief among
them. In certain parts of Tokyo, for example,
streets are almost impassable because of the
hosts of the. players of this game. As far as one
can see, the scene is one of bewildering color
from the stir of the dresses of the girls, who are
as active in their sport as so many of our tennis
players. Gayly ornamented battledores flash ev
erywhere, and the air is full of the bright, flutter
ing toys that are struck from one to another
player. Penalty for defeat usually means gro
tesque markings of the face with strokes of char
coal Ink. One may see thousands of children
merry under the comical markings imposed upon
their foreheads and cheeks.
Kite flying is another peculiar New Year pas
time. And kite flying in Japan is a sight well
worth going far to see. The variety of shape, the
gorgeousness of coloring, the extraordinary size
of many of these toys, is something peculiar to
the Japanese. Then the skill shown in maneu
vering the kites Is marvelous. They hum as they
sway in the January breeze with a sort of organ
pipe volume of sound, and, at times, they swoop
down upon antagonitst fliers, like hawks, and,
with their glass-dust-covered cords cut their ene
mies free, thus making them the property of
their own masters. There is hardly a more fas
cinating spectacle than one of these friendly bat
tles in the air of Japanese kites, under the guid
ance of the skilled men who manage them.
Another distinctive entertainment for the New
Year celebration is furnished by groups of masked
performers who go about the streets led by a
curious animal-like creature, whose grotesque
lion-head excites much mock terror among chil
dren. The antics of these motley crowds are
supposed to exorcise evil spirits from the Japan
ese homes, as well as to add gayety to the do
ings of the day. Many other unique ceremonies
take place on the first day: too many for an at
tempt to describe them here.
But we may not pass by the old card parties
of the New Year evenings; the matchings of the
beginnings and ends of the "hundred songs of a
hundred singers." From one January to another
this game Is not indulged in; but at the opening
of the year it Is the chief sport kept for the even
ings, whole families becoming absorbed in it. It
is a contest of memory and of quickness at dis
covering in cards laid out before a group of play
ers the end of a poem whose opening lines have
been read by a leader. It is astonishing to see
the mental skill that many of the players have
One more exciting New Year game deserves
mention, the fortune lotteries. In these home
lotteries one takes hold of the end of a rope aRt*
"Forty years ago?" queried Malachi.
"Who be ye?"
"Don't you remember Micky Doolin?
I'm he," said the returned one.
"Micky Duolin as used to live on
the hill, behind Conley's saloon?"
"The same Micky Doolin," replied the
newcomer pompously, but with an air
"Oh, ye are, are ye?" suddenly yelled
the aged Celt. "Then take that, ye
spalpeen," accompanying the remark
with a blow on Doolin's nose that
brought blood quickly.
ings of the "Seven Gods of Hiappiness," afloat in
a boat. .Multitudes buy these caricatures of an
ancient sacred group, much as we might buy a
pictured Santa Claus. That night the "treasure
ship" must lie under one's pillow. The dreams
that come then mean much for the rest of the
On the third day of the New Year the firemen
of the towns have their annual parade and give
public exhibitions of acrobatic skill in many places.
These ( xhibitions are no mean shows. Some of
the performers display an agile ability in cliimbing.
balancing and leaping that is of an extraorllinarily
Indeed. all the days of the first fortnight of the
new year are red letter days, until the lifteenth
day comes, when seemingly a most comical end.
ing of the whole festal season takes place. The
people after that settle down to the commonplace
order of regular daily labor. The Japaniese people
at the present time do not take this closing event
more seriously to heart than we of this land now
regard the ride of Tani O'Shanter; but. theoreti
cally, the inhabitants of the infernal regions dur
ing the first fortnight of the new year have as
merry a good time as the people of this world. On
the fifteenth day, however, the instruments of tor
ture in hell begin to work again. On this day it
is that the temples consecrated to Emma O, the
king of Hades, are crammed with devotees and
gather large sums of offerings from fearful sin
ners. It is a wonderful sight, a temple of Emma 0
in mid-January, in one of the great cities. A Ro
man carnival could not be more jostling, jolly or
absurdly funny. Japanese fun making is at its
freest there, and all that is done seems to be for
given the worshipers, if their contributions to the
treasure boxes of his majesty, the regent of the
inferno, are generous. With the festival of this
god the new year on earth and under the earth
has for the Japanese passed away as a feast, and
life's duties fairly begun again.
Of course the Japanese New Year is today fast
losing some of its old-time characteristic fascina
tions, but enough of its unique quaintness and
charm remain to give it distinctiveness among the
festivals of the nations, and to keep it an object
for foreign tourists to enjoy.
To the New Year
Oh child New Year, on whom the rpantle falls
Of the departing year, who leaves to thee,
The Xabora, tas.ks, te dautes and the cals
Which are the heirlooms of the past, to be
A precious trust the heritage of time,
How will thou face the future all alone?
How front the toes of sin, and vice, and crime,
Which muster round with force and might un
Take courage, child of time, be not dismayed,
Equip thyself with faith and hope and love,
And seek for strength and wisdom from above;
With these to help thee, never be afraid.
Go forth with gladness on thine untrod way,
And strength will come to thee from day to day.
E. D. NALDER.
To the New Year
and the Old Friends
The moon wanes pale in the sky,
And the stars all blink for morn;
The old year is to die,
And the new year to be born,
We have passed through the vale of tears,
We have trod the journey long,
We have shared our hopes and fears,
We have shared our grief and song;
And we've shared them all with our old friends,
Our true friends, our few friends,
And we'll drain anew to our old friends,
The friends that are always true.
-Henry Christopher Christie, in Smart Set.
"What's that for?" howled Doolin.
enraged, but holding his hand from the
"It's what I owe ye for the rotten
turnip ye fetched me in the eye the
day ye left for Ameriky," said the old
fellow. "I suppose ye'd forgotten that.
eh. Take me word for it, I haven't!"
-Illustrated Sunday Magazine.
If you had an eye behind you, you
might see more detraction at your
heels than fortunes before you.
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RUINING OUR WOMEN
John W. Alexander Adds His i e
timony to Dr. Sargent's.
American Woman's Figure Is Becom
ing More Masculine in Line Every
Day--Outdoor Exercises and
New York.---If th, American woman
persists in her undue athletic sperts.
there will soon be little difference bc
tweent the masculine and the feminine
So says Jlohn \V. Alexander, p;'esi
odent of the National Academy of De
sign. In this he agrees with D)r. Dud
ley Sargent, of Hlarard, who said
about the same thing. Mr. Alexan
der, one of America's foremost por
trait painters has had ample oppor
tunity to study women of every coun
try and clime. In his home, at 116
W est Sixty-fifth street, Mr. Alexander
declared that the American womaun's
figure is becoming more masculine in
line every day.
"Just where the beauty of such un
natural development comes in, I don't
see," said the painter. "I don't see
why any woman should be proud of
losing that which constitutes her
greatest charm, her wonmanly bearing
and figure. But that is just what the
American womnen of all classes seem
determined to do.
"In no other country in the world
do you see such masculinelike figures
at the American women have. In
France the woman is the personifica
tion of grace. In Germany the woman
is not so graceful, perhaps, but she
has that motherly bearing which gives
her a lovableness that Is not often
found among our women. In England
the stateliness and dignities of the
woman dissipa(e the sligtest sugges
tlon of the masculine.
"It has only been in the last few
years that this change has been so de
cidedly marked among our women.
"If she continues her violent exer
cises and outdoor life, in a few years
she will be so manlike in figure that
she will look ridiculous in woman's
"Up to a certain point this outdoor
life and development is excellent. It
gives the girl all that women of this
country have been distinguished for
abroad-a free, easy carriage, and an
independence in movement and action
that at once inspires confidence in
her ability to meet a crisis. But this
point has been overstepped and she is
becoming anything but interesting.
"Take for instance, a woman who
plays golf to the extreme. She has
Cost of a Year at Oxford
Student at English College Said to Re- The scout must have a minimum of $5
quire a Minimum of $1,000 a term and the scout's boy $2.5".
London.--Lord Curzon'i scheme for
a poor man's Oxford will send back the
minds of many Oxford men to their
terms' bills. It is often said that a man
requires a minimum of $1,000 to get
through an Oxford year without con
fessing to exceptional poverty. Cecil
Rhodes, who inquired not a little into
Oxford expenses, allotted the Rhodes
scholars $1,500 a year. In this sum
vacation expenses were reckoned. The
$1,000 covers a period of rather less
than half the year.
There are besides capital expenses,
afterward returned. The freshman is
allotted a room, with the first glimpse
of which he is probably charmed. To
the poorer the charm vanishes a little
when he finds on th, table a valuation
of $350 or so; that is paid on entering
for the furniture. At every turn ex
Tenses that were not expected appear.
REVIVING THE PAPYRUS INDUSTRY
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pa irill in England where it wa ' .anufac n d inn 1t
puflui hinch already has bhen tilized in Y tt [irint Xi prt"is w iV
a.ie , ' fthl of papyrus wt ill yield hlirt rip anngallv and fi :i s
aetiriiing i l the ixleilirs, h 'ariy o .i h1 rd i t it the r '!. , ,
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T'li': knch dge of Vlha;t is ma:.,
\\ Itt hi:. surrounding 'wrid, what his
destiny- I'i a', what mnill c'a and
mist do ,1c:d pri'inpally what he c:an
not and must not do.
"'Ther efre w('e shoul1d o(ppose ea p
ital iUishment by Inculcting this
knowlevdge to all men. and ,r;specially
to the hangiman'l' rmana.:-rs and syn.
I.,t h izi":r who wrongfully think they
rcr m:,int.inini their pi Siti on, thanhks
enlly to , apt;al punishmont.
"I knfwt this is not .t , y isk.
Tmhe t'employer't's and appi'r\ cr's oh
h io:?, Onelm V iiih the instinct if s'If
lpreserv:;ion fel that this h nm\'ledge
will make invessible th,. mnaint l'":.:!ic'i
developed a large, muscular waiFt and
a large, heavy arm.
"it is not an voen training of all
the niusc.les that the women are got
Ii tod lay. lut an overdevelopment of
sonle one set which will, in time,
akllle themr look more or less de
"Athlcti, work ik makinog "1onei
Ilat ches'ed. large waistt'd. small
hiipCpd. This is the figure of a man,r
and that is one reason why many
artists doing work along classical
lines find it difficult to secure a
Doctor Sargent's view;: , which
brought out Mr. Alexander's are to
the eftect that the feminine type is
fast becoming mas.culine. The
change, Doctor Sargent said, has come
in the last twenty years. Women in
the savage state, he added, were so
like men in form that it was well-nigh
imlossible to tell them apart. Then,
as civilization progressed, their es pe
cial feminine characteristics devel
oped. Nov the tendency is back to
the savage tyl)e.
Meals Will Cost One Cent
;vss Margaret McMillan, London So
ciologist, Tells cf Feeding Needy
Pupils at Bradford, England.
Chicago.---The beneficial influence
derived from furnishing substantial
food to the school children of England
was demonstrated by Miss Margaret
MacMillan, a prominent sociologist of
London, who is in America investigat
ing social conditions. Her talk was
given before the Woman's City club.
"Education, valuable, of course, in
all departments of life," she said,
"pas th mcost h \x he kitchnx. The
proper distributiozn in diet of Jprotelds.
glutens, litrogen, sugnrs, etc., can only
be determined by expert physicists,
and their uinfuence on the brain ca
pacity is most marked. In Bradford.
England, we are daily giving two
meals a day to over 9,000 school chil
"Everything utilized at the nine dif
ferent lining halls, variously distrib
uted throughout the city, which has a
population of 200,000, is prepared in
one kitchen, and sent to the different
places by wagons.
"The cost is a little more than two
cents per head per day, and it is a
crime not to sulpply children, who oth
erwise would be without it, with nour
ishing foods to prepare them for their
life's work. The children of today are
the mainstay of our governments in
All meals are tie more expensive ior
the perquisites of the scouts. Ills hat
tels or weekly bills for food are with
difficulty kept below $10 a week. What
with rent for rooms, tutor's fees and
the rest, a term's bill very rapidly ap
proaches $150 and may easily exceed
it by a considerable sum This sum1
does not, of course, include very large
items in the general daily outlay.
It is unquestionable that Cambridge
is on the whole very much less dear
than Oxford. It would be interesting
to see comparative tables of a year's
expenditure at Oxford and Cambridge
and at any good Scotch university.
Nearer the Ground.
Edwin, aged seven, noticed grandpa
trying to stoop to pick up something
which had fallen to the ground, sud"
denly said: "0, wait, grandpa, let me
pick it up for you. I haven't so far
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"ntI cli r:i,,Ity I!.,y will try !huid,
frori, ' ,L p ,,,!1. this knl w;'al '. s. "
to !i ' ,xp:ilg it i n
t;orý 1t, :, tl rinds of prlv , ;i',!
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tiois ai''! s:';fr i n, fte:i! b
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the effective mean"iS iln th i'"
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" ))'ttin:. Ma(nTaste(r-'y Nov. :.
WOULD MARRY A "REAL MN"
Yankee Girl Writes Governor of i :as,,
Stating There Is No SuitaLble C,>.
didate in Jersey.
Aurstin. Tex.---"I would link to ,or
respond with a nice youn .:..:
writes Miss Lillian Allen ,t i: i t.
No. 2. Millville. N. J., to (:! r'r, or
S'aiphtiel, "I iant a northernt : Iandi
atn unable to find what I *.t! .: real
man here. I war informed that UT xas
is a state that has real men, so I :aver
taken. the liberty to write.
"I ant a music teacher and , : :u
ate of the Millvillh school. !ii';,ing
you will utnderstand this and Ias:- it
to sonlm young tman who is worthy of
its acceptance, I am, yours trrt': "
Miss Allen Is onte of the sever-itl l:ho
have advised th. governor r,,"-,rtly
that they understand "real ten ,:ist
in Texas and that they woui! co to
Texas it assured of a home :ai., six
Not a Man's Excuse.
There may be several good rea
sons why a man doesn't want to be
vaccinated. but because they re afraid
that the scar will show when they're
at a party isn't one of them.
the future, and it is their' right t, be
given every advantage to make them
completent to take up the vast works
which we will soon leave off."
The older children in the Bradford
are taught to wait upon the smaller
children, teaching them table etl
quette, etc. According to Miss Mac
SMillan. the proper handling of a
knife and fork at table are as much
manual training as being abhle proper
ly to wield an ax.
Youngster Travels Far Alone.
Columnms, 2o.-1Le (\% 21osa' , ýtd
teen years old, arrived in C.'olmnibla
the other night, enmtleting the en.
tire journey from his home ia Mace
Attached to his coat was a "ard
which read: "Please. Mr., direct this
little boy to the following address.
Columbia, Mo., I. S. A. He cannot
speak a word of English."
Shortest Name in the World.
Cambridge, Mass.--Harvard has
been inveigled into the short name
contest. Aab., a special student of the
university, halling from Blangkok.
Slam. is out with a challenge, open to
the world, that says his is the short
tet of names. Aah is a notmen, not a
cognomen, for it is his first, last and
itl lile nanm'. all in one. Aah is satls
fled witn his name.
"The Matrimonial Egg."
London.--A new weekly paper
Shich has made its appearance in
London recently and which is ex
clusively devoted to the interests of
womln has started a novel feature in
English journalism. On one page, en
titled The Matrirnonlal Egg," it re
cords society engage;ementu ithe
hilitel Ilarriages ithe yolk) and di
v:orcs (the shell). In its first num
her there are seven of the flr.:t six
of the second and four of the third
category--not a bad percentag- 'o be
$10,000 to His Sixth Wife.
San l3crnardino, Cal.--HJoldui:g a
wedding gift of $10,000 ,n one hand
and leading his bride, who %:!s his
sixth, with the other, Edward flick
lein, eighty-one y-ears old, advanced
briskly to the altar and married his
steclbrothers widow, Mrs Bettie Ilick
lIin, aged iifty-tve years, who arrived
an hour before from Texas
C. L. 'homas, justi(ce of t!:,- peace,
niade the couple hushand anrd ife. It
was his five hundredth cwedd;na.