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HOW TOGO PREPARED.
Japanese Admiral's Plans to
Fight the Russians.
ALL WAELTXE TALK rOEBTDDLN.
A Japanese Correipondeat Who A' la
it ed the Admiral at Saeeho a Few
Oars Before He Appeared at Port
Arthnr Tells How the Fleet Was
Made Ready and the Sailors Patri
That Japan was fully prepared to
fight is made plain by the following
letter, written by Toyohiko Turushlma
from Saseho, Japan, which was print
ed in a copy of a leading Japanese
paper that recently reached Amer
ica. The date of the letter, Jan. 15,
shows that Japan was waiting Rus
sia's reply only for formality's sake. It
is not hard to see why the Japanese
could be so quick in action. When her
minister was recalled from St. Peters
burg her ships were waiting for ' a
chance at Tort Arthur, says the Pitts
The translation of the letter, which
Is herewith given, is by Yone Noguchi,
a native of Japan who has lived in the
United States for years.
All the sailors of Vice Admiral To
go's ship were disappoiuted in their
hope of welcoming a "Happy New
Year's Day" in Japan. Some of them
bade their farewell to Japan some
They really expected to see the rising
sun of the first day In the Yellow sea
yes. looking upon the ruin of the Rus
sian fleet wrought by themselves.
Their faces beamed when they were
summoned by Admiral Togo to the
deck to hear his words. His words?
Were they not the very notice of de
partureof the break of war? They
gathered on the deck, solemnly. The
admiral bade one to bring out the
things he had prepared. The eyes of
nil the sailors were fixed. Alas, it was
a sanho of white wood. Sanho? Little
table on which was placed a small
sword for committing harakiri, an
honorable suicide of ancient days. The
sailors understood perfect what he
meant by it. They understood that the
time was near for going to commit an
honorable suicide. They were glad. On
the sanho were some little sheets of
paper which the vice admiral distrib
uted among the sailors. They were
his advice upon how to leave their af
fectionate words with their mothers
and sisters. The crisis was near at
hand. They smiled.
There was a report that the New
Year's party would be held on board
the flagship Mikasa. Seventy officers
were taking part. The admiral for
bade, however, to act or speak any
thing warlike on the streets or any
where else. We understood the time
was approaching when we were to
break fire in silence. Should we await
There was no other place so busy as
Saseho, where all the worklngmen
were kept at work day and night.
They were hurrying to make the ships
ready for fight. t Everything seemed
to say that the war clouds were gath
ering. And on the 10th there came mighty
news. Our-three princes were to b3
appointed officers by the august com
maud of his majesty. Trinces' appoint
ment? Certainly it was great news.
Prince Kacho was to be appointed a
division master of the Mikasa. Trince
Yosihito was coming to the ships of
the Admiral Togo. And the Prince
Yamashina would be aboard the Ya
kunia. All the 6ailors and omcers ex
claimed: "We will be sent to bell if we
show even a moment's hesitation In
dying! Think of the princes!" They
cried from joy.
Everything la ready. Yet they are
not departing. They begin to condemn
the government's slowness in action.
They begin to call the cabinet mem
bers cowards. "What use to wait for
Russia's reply?" they exclaim. "Is not
Russia playing a bluff? The hairy
Russians shall see what the Nippon
spirit Is." They are only looking at the
face of Admiral Togo for his final com
mand. It was on the afternoon of the 13th
that I got an interview with the Ad
miral Togo. He was In his cabin busily
engaged in writing. The papers and
some other stuff almost covered his
table. His face appeared especially
gloomy. Undoubtedly his brain was oc
cupied by something Important. Of
coarse everything would -be serious In
those days. He stopped his pen and
looked upon me, and he said that he
hoped the war could be averted. But I
thought I knew he was treating me like
anybody else. His sparkling eyes said,
"We shall fight." He gracefully apolo
gized for the government's severe cen
sorship. "Japan is acting before the whole
world, not only for Russia. We must
try to keep our secrets and tactics be
hind the curtain as much as possible.
Usually oar Japanese make too much
noise about nothing. We must show
to the world our reserve of strength
and patiencv. I have found the pub
lic satisfactory so far. but I hope It
will continue to act quietly even when
we shall have ruined all the Russian
ships. Our sailors" business is only to
fight. Leave everything to us!
"Even the princes take part with us.
We must give our lives for our coun
try's sake," he said. His voice trem
bled. "How bare is yoar room, admiral!" I
said, thinking It was only fit for a
"What do I care about my room?
Any moment I shall be dead that is
to say. when It shall be necessary to
give up my humble life. I nerer
thought about the furnishing of a
room." he said.
GARDENS OFTHE ALCAZAR.
One of Their Greatest Charms Is the
Apparent Laelc of Cultivation.
The garden of the Alcazar is one
garden composed of several, each open
ing into the other by steps descending
from a terrace or through arches in
marble or living green.
All the gardens are surrounded with
wonderful hedges of myrtle, juniper or
box. If the gardens of the Alcazar
should be stripped of all but their
hedges, palm trees and magnolias,
they would still be most wonderful. In
some places walls about eight feet in
height separate the gardens, and
against these walls are trained orange
and peach trees, with a tangle of Jas
mine and roses climbing among them
as they will. In fact, the flowers grow
In such careless and natural profusion
and there is seemingly so little cultiva
tion that one might almost think the
hoe of a gardener had not visited the
place for a hundred years. This very
carelessness was one of the greatest
charms of the place and added to the
effect of age that clung to everything.
Modern gardeners would stand aghast
at sneh apparent neglect.
" I recognized that the very lack of
modern care was artistic and suitable
and yet wondered, if the place were
mine, whether I could forbear the use
of shears, trowel and hoe. The hedges
were trimmed. These, with some or
ange trees growing in a solid mass of
green along some fifty feet of palace
wall and reaching to the very roof,
alone bore signs of the gardener's
The flower beds were of intricate
shapes, filled with a tangled mass of
flowers and always surrounded with
box. And such box! My heart sank
within me when I thought of the box
In my garden at home, .vhere not even
a hundred mild winters and a hundred
rainy summers could give growth like
the smallest of that at the Alcazar.
The bouquet that is considered in Se
ville as .1 model of beauty and elegance
was to our eyes a most hideous thing.
In shape like a pyramid, about four
teen inches high, it was formed by fas
tening a magnolia bud to the top of a
smooth, round stick and then winding
flowers tightly around the stick, each
succeeding row becoming larger, so
that at the bottom the bouquet was
probably two feet around. It was a
frequent sight to see two men carrying
a pole between them with from six to a
dozen of these bouquets swinging,
heads down, from the pole. Scribuer's.
Pnssled Ills Tutors.
Lord Avebury, better known as Sir
John Lubbock, was a naturalist even
as .a schoolboy nt Eton. In his day
there, however, the instructors cared
for nothing except the classics and
were ignorant of natural science. In
his autobiography Lord Avebury says:
"At that time Eton boys, especially if
they were quick at writing verses and
learning by heart, had much more lei
sure than they have now. I devoted a
good deal of mine to natural history
and geology in spite of the remon
strances of my tutor, who thought that
It might have been better occupied on
the classics. On one occasion we were
given 'The Bee as a subject for a
theme. I took some pains with it, and
my tutor sent for me and asked mo
confidentially whether it was all true.
From what he said I Inferred that
they rather suspected I was quizzing
them nd doubted whether to com
mend or to flog me."
Cats Pond of OllTes.
"I have often wondered if all cats
like olives," remarked a woman who
is very fond of the feline tribe. "All
mine do, and I have six. Olives are
usually an acquired taste with the hu
man race, but cats seem to take to
them naturally at least mine do. An
olive will set any one of tbem into par
oxysms of Joy. They will leave milk
or fish or any other article of food for
It, purring and rolling over It much
as though it might have the Intoxicat
ing effect of catnln before they finally
eat it. I have often tried olives on
other cats in the houses of friends and
have found them equally appreciative,
only they prefer their olives cut up in
to pieces." Philadelphia Record.
Fitted the Event.
"See here!" said the city editor. "I
wish you would get away from trite
old expressions as much as possible.
Here you have written that at a cer
tain point in this big meeting 'the si
lence was oppressive.' Now, that Is a
"That Is especially apropos." replied
the dignified press person. "It was a
meeting composed entirely of women."
Papa's Siije Conelniloo.
"Papa," piped little Willie, "which is
it better to be a big toad in a little
puddle or a little toad in a big puddle T'
"It's better to be a big toad in a big
puddle," answered the ambitious fa
ther. Detroit Free Press.
Nodd On the Impulse of the moment
the other night I told my wife an aw
ful lie and got caught. Todd Serves
you right Every lie a man tells his
wife ought to be premeditated. Life.
"Yes," he declared. "I think one
grows to be like the things he eats."
"You must have been brought up on
marshmallows." she suggested. Chica
Part of Her.
Doctor Your wife must keep out of
excitement, Mr. Brisque She can't,
doctor. She carries it around - with
her. Indianapolis Journal.
Contentment comes from making th
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much or little. Maxwell's Talisman.
gppfQJ QF THE TARIFF
Howl the Trusts Aim to Control
the World's Markets.
COMPETING ON EUROPEAN GROUND
Startling- Statistics on the Sabjeet.
Less Work and Lower Waves to
Come Soon Tariff Reform Is the
Cry ins Xeoeaaity For All bat the
Our protective tariff is bavins an
extraordinary effect on the commerce
of the world. In the first place, it has
led to reprisals from all countries ex
cept England, and now the question
of a protective tariff is the paramount
Issue in that kingdom. The obstacles
that foreign countries are placing in the
way of the importation of products of
American manufacture are having their
effect, and exports of manufactured
goods from the United States are. de
clining. At the same time ' foodstuffs
the raw material are being exported In
greater volume, so that; our total ex
ports have . greatly increased. Our
workmen in the protected industries
should ponder on these changed condi
tions and see where protection is lead
ing them. The evident Intention of the
great manufacturing combines to re
duce wages in spite of their enormous
output and large profits, though omi
nous of greater wage reduction, is not
the worst to be feared the prospect Is
that for many skilled workmen there
will be much less work. This reduced
demand for skilled workmen in many
lines is imminent, for no less an au
thority than Professor S. N. D. North
of the census bureau, in an article on
the export trade of the United States
In the last Issue of the "Annals of the
American Academy of Political and
Social Science." gives a partial list of
branch manufacturing plants that our
trusts and combines have established
in Europe to compete with the for
eigners on their own ground. Thus the
trusts escape the tariff wall which
European countries have raised with
so much care to keep out American
Professor North says: "I have befdre
me a long list of these establishments.
It indicates that more than $o0,000.000
of American money is now invested In
European plants devoted to the manu
facture of various American special
ties, Including all descriptions of dec
trie apparatus, sewing machines, belt
ing, radiators, shoe machinery, steel
chains, machine tools, hoisting machin
ery, boilers, pumps, blowing engines.
mining machinery, printing machinery.
coal conveying apparatus, elevators.
matchmaking machinery, pneumatic
tools and photographic apparatus. The
Western Electric company of. Chicago
Is interested in extensive factories in
London, Paris, Antwerp and Berlin,
not all of tliem carried under the name
of that company, but all of them cstab
lished and controlled by Its capital
The General Electric company haa
three or four such establishments and
has recently constructed a huge new
factory at Rugby, in England. The
Westlnghouse company has Just fin
ished at Trafford Park, in England,
one of the largest electric factories In
Europe, employing 2,000 or 3.000 men,
and it has other factories in Havre,
France, and St Petersburg. The Sing
er Machine company has three large
plants in Europe under Its direct con
trol. The Chicago American Tool com
pany is building a plant at Frazerburg,
near Aberdeen. The Hoe printing
presses are made in London, as is also
linotype machinery. The Draper com
pany has recently completed Its new
factory in Lancashire, to supply the
greatest cotton manufacturing district
of the world with the American fast
running Northrup loom."
There is no doubt that this remark
able transplanting of American facto
ries on foreign soil is but the begin
ning of an attempt of our gigantic
trusts and combines to control the mar
kets of the world for their products.
It will soon leave our skilled workmen
but the home market to supply, with
the inevitable result of less work and
lower wages. . With oar high protective
tariff still keeping up the cost of living
the outlook for labor Is not reassuring.
If the - protective tariff is driving
manufacturers abroad and thus de
creasing the demand for labor at borne.
is it not about time for reform of the
present tariff law?
- Labor leaders In the protected indus
tries should Investigate this new and
significant change in the "American
system," and the ordinary laborers that
have no leaders will have results forc
ed on their attention, for the reduction
of wages for skilled workmen will
surely find Its counterpart in all classes
The reforming of the tariff to meet
these new conditions is necessary for
the stable welfare of the workman and
of equal importance to all consumers
of trust products, and the political par
ty that stands In the way will be swept
aside by its own deluded followers, now
they are beginning to see the disaster
that is approaching.
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