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MODERN NEWSPAPER ERA BEGINNING- AMONG-
THE CELESTIALS. -
Two Hundred Dailies Already Founded, and More Start
ing in All The Great Genters A Woman's Daily at
Peking Official Organs The Prince Regent . -Wants
a Paper The, Passing of the Peking
Gazette A Visit to a Big Newspaper ,
Office, Where the Printers and
Editors Sleep on the Premises.
(Copyright, 1910, by
SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 30. China
is now looking at the Tvorld
through the right end of the opera
glass. Its four hundred millions
have their almond eyes open, and it
wants something yellow to stir up its
blood. Moreover, it Is finding that
something "in the new newspapers,
which are now springing up all over
the empire. Within the past three or
four years about 400 periodicals have
been established, and half that number
of dailies are now coming out in the
different cities. There is a yellow jour
nal on the borders of Tibet; newspaper
reporters are interviewing the states
men In Peking; and the native editors
axe demanding a boycott against for
ign goods down in Canton. There art,
already twenty-one dailies in the "Chi
nese capital, and eight here in Shang
hai. Five have been started in Hong
kong; and more in Canton and others of
the provincial capitals.
These journals represent every' shade
of opinion, and not a few of- them are
sensational Some are ardent sup
porters of the imperial government,
and others are criticising it. Some
hoom certain local issues, while others
denounce them. The public officials
are beginning to wake up to the power
of the newspaper, and not a few of
them are starting journals to forward
Here In Shanghai there are alto
gether about one hundred periodicals.
These Include monthlies, weeklies and
dailies, the latter being, among the
most important in China. The papers
are published in the foreign section of
the city and are therefore free from
government inspection. This allows
their editors more latitude of expres
sion than is permitted to the papers
in 'the native towns, and the Shanghai
dailies therefore go out to all parts
In a Cmhcs8 Newspaper Office.
I spent some time today going
through the establishment of the most
important of these papers. It is known
as the Sin "Wan Pao? and ha sabout the
largest circulation of any newspaper in
the empire. It belongs to a limited lia
bility company, made up largely of
Chinese, but most of the stock is owned
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f by an" American, Dr. John C. Fergu
son, wno is also proprietor of the
Shanghai Times. It was with Dr. Fer
guson that I went through the offices.
The Sin Wan Pao is situated on what
might be called the Fleet street of
China. This is a part of the Shantung
road, which is lined with newspjiper of
fices, and lies in the heartot foreign
Shanghai, with big business buildings
on either side.
The most of the papers, however,, are
housed in low, dark, ill-lighted struc
tureSj the offices being reached by
narrow' stairs. I was especially in
terested in the sleeping accommoda
tions part put up for the compositors
and editors. It will seem strange to
our newspaper men that the employes
of Chinese dailies should be "slept and
eaten." Their wages always include
board and lodging; But the meals cost
but a few cents each per day, and the
lodging is not as good as the steerage
accommodations of an Atlantic steamer.
For instance, in one journalistic build
ing I found ten men sleeping in a bed
room not over twelve feet square. They
lay one above the other in bunks built
around the walls, and the only private
property I could see was the boxes in
which the men store their clothes. Not
only the compositors and reporters, but
some of the editors sleep on the prem
isesjn this way. They are always on
hand and there is no trouble in getting
out an extra at any hour of the night.
'Vases of Ncw.njmper Men.
As I vrent through the establishment
I asked as to the wages. They are ex
tremely low. Compositors are paid by
he month. They each receive from
two to seven dollars for thirty days of
hard ward, there being no rest on
Sundays. The two-dollar men are the
apprentices boys who have haa -slight
education and are learning to se"t
type. Editorial writers are fairly -wen
paid, some receiving as high as $35 a
month, while reporters get 25 cents and
upward per day. Some space, work is
done, and correspondents are paid for
what they send in, according to the
valuation of the editor. The Sin "Wan
Pao has in all about two hundred cor
respondents who send in letters and
telegrams. They represent every sec
tion of the Chinese empire, especially
the large cities in the provincial capi
tals. TJie paper gets tne news of the
world by cable through the Reuter As
sociated Press. Much of its correspond
ence is sent in on approval, and not
a few of the writers are paid small
salaries with bonuses for extr awork.
The Printers' Union.
I found many queer things in tnt
management of this newspaper office.
In the first place, the printers are not
hired individually. A contract is -made
with the foreman, who sets up the paper
at so much per day and employs his
own assistants. In this he has to con
form to the printers union, for every
thing in China is done by guilds and
labor organizations. The employers
Lave also a union, and so have the
newsdealers. The proprietors have to
pay the latter guild so much for each
copy of their circulation, and, they dare
not push their sales independently of
it. rne latest guild is that of the news.
paper owners. They have combined to
gether not to cut prices and to de
fend themselves from the printers and
The Sin "Wan Pao has a circulation of
about twenty thousand, but this is
equal to more than one hundred thous.
and in the United States, because every
copy of a Chinese newspaper is sold
over and over again. It 33rst goes to
the rich, who use it for the morning,
in the afternoon the boys call for it and
sell it again. In the. morning it is
worth 14 cash? or about one-half cent
American. In the afternoon it will
bring a quarter of a cent and the next
day perhaps half that. Every copy is
supposed to reach five different fami
lies. So that, as far as the advertise
ments are concerned, it touches five
times as many people as a United States
But come with me into the compos
ing rooms and see how a Chinese news
paper is made. The printers work in
pens made of type cases, which rest on
the ground and rise high above their
heads. The cases slope backward and
each contains thousands of lead charac
ters. The types are thicker than ours,
but not so tall. They are made in the
establishment, .and boys are kept busy
day in and day out casting new type for
the paper. Some of the dailies are now
putting in stereotyping outfits and
the Sin "Wan Pao is cast in cylinders
just like an American newspaper, it
is run off on a rotary press, which
prints 30,000 an hour. It goes to press
at 4 oclock in the morning and has
telegraphic news up to that hour.
The paper used by the Chinese jour
nals is thinner and better than ours.
This is necessarily so, as many of the
characters are black, and they hold ink
like a sponge. The advertisers often
want white letters on a black back-
ground, and the paper must be good'
or the ink wil show through. The Sin
"Wan Pao is now using a glazed onion
skin paper, which is made of Norwe
gian wood pulp especiallj' for this mar
ket. It looks as though it were
How ihe Papers Look. '
I wish I could show you one of
these new Chinese newspapers. The
Sin "Wan Pao, when spread out, would
cover a big double bed. It is divided
up into pages or sections, each of about
the size and -shape of a gentleman's
handkerchief. The printing is done only
on one side of the sheet, and the whole
Is a collection of the characters such
as are used on the tea boxes, with car.
toons, the electros and wood cuts of
advertisements scattered through here
The paper begins at the back and
one reads up and down the columns in
stead of across them, as with us. The
first page is taken up with the title
and Important advertisements. This
space commands the highest prices, and
the "ads" upon It bring three times
as much as those on the inside of the
paper. The second page has the table
of ontests, and the imperial edicts tel
egraphed from Peking, while the third
has heavy editorials on leading ques
tions. Further over there are special
telegrams from all parts of China, and
still further important news and cor
respondence. The Chinese news has
the first place, and local telegrams
often crowd out the cables. The paper
has also law reports, translations from
the foreign newspapers, personal gos
sip and even fashion notes. I am told
that Its .advertising is steadily increas
ing and that the Chinese are beginning
to appreciate the value of newspaper
for selling goods. There are many Chi
nese patent medicines, and such adver
tisements may be seen in every jour
nal. Patent 3IodlcincH for Bound Feet.
In one of the Interior papers of a
few days ago I saw medicine for bound
feet advertised. It was displayed with
a scare head, and with faces sad and
joyful, labeled "Before and after tak
ing." The translation read:
'Our Lily prlnt powder has been
sold for many years, and it is miracu
lous in its effects. By its use the
foot can be bound tight without pain- j
fully swelling, and vet can h easllv
brought to a narrow point. Price per j
bottle forty cash..'. .Also our Paragon
Powder, the sole cure for sores caused
by the binding. Sixty cash a bottle,
Sold only at the drug store at the sign
of the Great Good Luck, in Precious
and Moral street. All others are imi
tations." The same paper advertised pils for
women and pills for men. It also an
nounced the virtues of hair restorers,
and drugs' certain to make Chinese pig
One advertisement related to a run
away wife, and another to a lemale
slave for the return of whom a good
reward was offered.
Nearly all these dailies publish car
toons. This is especially so of the
papers of Peking. The change in dy
nasty, the opium evil and. the new
army are graphically pictured. Papers
of that character are popular, and they
are rapidly increasing in number and
circulation. The daily journals now
contain the news of the court, and are
full of Interesting gossip about the
prince regent, the empress dowager
and the highest officials.
Government Press Hesitations.
"Within the past few months the im
perial governrnfent has been rather
strict as to the character of matter go
ing into the newspapers. Most of the
Poking papers must be submitted to
the censors, and a hulletin of press
regulations has been ismied, which
provides how newspapers may be es
tablished, and how -they must be car
ried on." This bulletin lies before me
as I write. It provides that twenty
days before a newspaper Is established
its name and policy, and the names of
the publishers, editors an dprinters,
must be sent to the official; and, at the
same time, a security amounting to
$500 must be filed therewith. All ed
itors, publishers and printers must be
of sane mind, and over twenty years
of age. They must never have been
punished or imprisoned, and must be
in good standing. All daily papers must
be submitted to the local censors be
fore midnight of the ,day previous to
their issue; and all corrections of mis
statements must be in the following
There are many restrictions as to
the character of the news to be pub
lished. The reports of the proceedings
of closed trials are prohibited, and all
secret decrees must be held back until
they are officially issued. The articles
provide against the publication of any
thing which is likely to destroy the
stability of the government, or to lower
the standard of the living of the people.
The fines for the various offences are
fixed; and for some imprisonment not
exceeding six months, is the penalty.
All papers may be suspended at the
will of the government, and all per
sons signing articles which are pub
lished, shall be liable in the same way
as the editors. Altogether the regula
tions are strict. But in a fast chang
ing country, such as this now is, they
are almost a necessity.
The iPeklns Gazette.
The old Peking Gazette has been
modified. It is now Issued in a dif
ferent formt but it comes out regularly
and has a wide clrculaticci all over the
t-mpii c. j.jii.- ii, me oiuest journal in
the world. It was being read by the
Chinese centuries before America was
discovered, and it had .been in existence
over 500 years when the Frankfort Ga
zette, the first daily newspaper of our
civilization, began its nublicalion in
Until recently the Peking Gazette
was set up from movable type made of
wood, and printed on double pages of
about the size and shape of the old
fashioned patent drug store almanacs.
It then contained, as it does now in
imperial decrees, and gave the official
news of Peking, it recorded the times
when the emperor went out to sacrifice
at the Temple of Henvgh. and when his
Imperial majesty prayed for snow or
rain or started the spring plowing. It
gave the official reports from the
provinces; and the sentences of slicing
to death and other punishments, which
were so common until the new regime
The Peking Gazette of today Is large
ly devoted to the modern movements
now going on over China, It con
tains memorials relating to the schools
and the establishment of constitutional
government. Itx is full of edicts re
garding the opium evil and the impor
tation of morDhine: and It has much to
say about railways and -foreign loans.
It contains now and then a paragraph
concerning the emperor and the em
press dowager, as well as some of the
doings of the prince regent and his cab
inet officials. It is more interesting
than were the issues of the past, al
though it is staid and steady and lacks
the gossip of the new Chinese dailies.
A. Woman's Daily.
The onlv woman's dailv newsnaner
published in Asia, if not in the world, j
is issuea Dy a -woman in iresing. its i
editor is a Chinese girl belonging to a j
well to do family. Her paper is known j
as the Peking Woman's Journal. It is j
published In an attractice form and is :
written in classic Chinese. It is largely I
devoted to educational matters, and es.
pecially to the advancement of woman.
It advocates the anti-footbinding move-
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and. in general. :s for woman s rights
from a Chinese standpoint.
There are now foreign papers pub- j
lished at nearly all of the ports of this '
country. There are a half dozen or
more here at Shanghai. The North
China Daily News and the Shanghai
Times come out every morning and the
Mercury and Gazette every evening.
The French have a dally known as
L'Echo de Chine, and the Germans have
one. the Ostaslatlshe Lloyd Shanghai
has four foreign weeklies, Tientsin has
several dailies, including the Peking
and Tientsin Gazette and so has Hong
kong, including the Hongkong Press,
the China Mail and and the Hongkong
Telegraph. There are papers pub- ,
lished in the English language ...
Amor. FoOChow anfl TT-inXm-r--- o-nrt I
there "is a German paper published at '
j-singmu in snantung. The Japanese
nave severar papers In China, and .
there are Portuguese journals in Macao !
and Hongkong, f
All of these papers cater to tho for
eign population. They are mostly blan- :
ket sheets of the style which we used
to have, and they sell on the average
at 5 cents per copy. As far as adver
tising is .concerned they are well sup- '
ported and most of them are run at a
Chinese Papers Abroad.
There are quite a number of Chines
papers outside China, some of which
have a considerable circulation here.
There are three such in Singapore, one
In Penang. seven in San Francisco, four
in Honolulu and one in Manila. Japan
has two, Sydney two, and there are a
number in Hongkong.
The empire has also several mission,
ary journals, some of which are medical
and others religious. Ifc begins to have
magazines and with the new schools
and the new civilization it will prob
ably build up a new literature
I understand that the prince regent
vu..;,up,auns starting an organ of
his own. He Is greatly interested In
newspapers, and has given orders to
the grand council to have deputies read
I L the,?inesc dailies a"i to furnish
him with abstracts of the important
,COntai?ed in them- EISht men
hae been chosen to translate the for-
n f-P " and his highness has these
hnol- f-d Pasted ay In scrap
book It is said that Yuan Shlh Kat.
owned a newspaper while he was In
Peking, and that several of the cabinet
officers are secretly interested in tns
different journals there. The states
men watch the papers to see whether
they are properly mentioned, and a de.
sire for notoriety is springing up
They "Want Foreign Ncrrs.
Now that China is adopting the new
civilization, the high officials are anx
ious to learn what Is going on all over
the world. They are studying public
opinion in New York, Berlin and Lon
don; and they watch tho market re
ports. China is borrowing many millions
of dollars from outside nations to de
velop her country as to railways anu
other things; and the government has
to know what goes on abroad. The
Associated Press telegrams are for
warded to the viceroys and to the cab
inet officers at Peking as soon as they
are received and they are translate,
and read before they appear In the
The government officers are greedy
for articles about China, and one 'of the
leading cabinet ministers at Peking
recently told his interpreter to give him
a full translation of the London primes
from day to day. The man protested
that such a thing was Impossible as
well as unnecessary, saying that tnt,
English local news and the announce
ment of marriages, births and death3
were of no value to China, The cabinet
minister replied that he wanted the
whole thing, and that he would get
another interpreter. I am told that the
Times is now translated for him.
Frank" G. Carpenter.
I next Wednesday, a formal propssltioa
win oe suomltted and definite actios
MAY LEASE STATE'S IRON
PLANT AT RUSK, TEXAS
Houston, Tex., Jan. 8. It is an
nounced here today, as the result of a
conference held here at the office of
chairman Gill of the state penitentiary
board, at which penitentiary financial
agent Barton, and superintendent Herr
ing met John L. Wortham, of Dallas,
all the details relative to leasing- the
state's iron plant at Rusk to-.the com
pany represented by Wortham were
When the prison board meets here
MAY ISSUE PIXOCLAMATIOX
ON FARMERS' SECESSION
Fort Worth, Tex Jan. S. President
Loudermilk, of the Texas Farmers'
union, has gone to Washington. Vice
president Peter Bedford will assume
charge of the unloa during his absence,
and it fs expected will Issue a. proclama
tion in a day or two having- an Imoprl
ant bearing on the secession movenaeat
la the Texas union.
Radford today declared that- the mem
bers In Waco who are opposed to the
separation plan are rebels, btc he re
fused to discuss the proclamation.
Solomonville, Arlz Jan. 8. Mfcs
Ethel Weinberger of Denver, Colo., was
a visitor here recently. She also visited
In Globe with her brother, Jacob Wein
berger, assistant district attorney.
Judge Egam and Mr. Williams of Clif
ton, Ariz., were before the board of
The Fortnlsrhrlv Whist flnh mo .
cently at the home of Mrs. W. R. Cham
HELD ON MURDER. CHARGE.
Liberty, Tex., Jan. S. John, Hill and
Hobert Taylor were arreated by sheriff
Cherry, charged with complicity In the
killing- of Overton Nugent at his home,
five miles from here, and for which
crime Gilbert Taylor is already under
arrest. Nugent was shot to death.
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