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EOCK ISIiAND, ELIi., THUliSDAY, MAKCH 31, 1104
PAGES 9 TO 12.
THE JAPANESE SMILE
Part Of the People's Rudimentary
Education, Says a Native.
A ETJSSiiirs vnrw or the habit.
Captured Midshipman Fears That
211a Superstitions Countrymen
When They Lean of It Will Be
Here Their Enemies Are Bewitch
ed Japanese Smile Even When
They Kill or Die.
The opinion prevails among the bun
dred or more prisoners of war who re
cently arrived at Tokyo from Tort Ar
thur, out of whose ley waters they
were rescued and pulled aboard Japa
nese vessels, that Russia Is doomed to
lose the war for the reason that the
Japanese meet the enemy, face death
and inflict death with smiling faces.
'Among the czar's Jackles are several
who speak English and the Cincinnati
Enquirer's special correspondent was
permitted to talk with them In the
presence of an imperial ofilcer.
The most Intelligent of the crew, a
bright midshipman, said:
"I'm afraid that when the great
mass of the Russian army learns of
this Japanese habit the great mass
that Is Ignorant and superstitious our
soldiers will think witchcraft is at
work. In that event their fighting
spirit will evaporate as fear of the su
pernatural takes possession of them.
If any one had told me, I would have
thought him romancing, but I was
near enough to see for myself. As the
mikado's ships advanced, officers and
men, as seen through our spyglasses,
went about their deadly work with
smiles upon their lips. Stern words of
command were given and obeyed with
the Joyous courtesy an invitation to
the bar evokes among the average sol
dier. Smilingly the Japs aimed their
guns. Whenever we got a glimpse of
the commander on the bridge he seem
ed to be listening to Jokes. ,
"We heard of Captain rhilllps' hu
mane command at Santiago, 'Don't
cheer, boys; they are dying.' words
that are enshrined in every true sail
ors heart, nut the Japanese, it seems
to me, outdid the gallant captain of
the Texas In graclousness at Tort Ar
thur. When the Russian ships were
sinking and our men struck out for
shore, or any other place of safety, for
that matter, the enemy advanced with
smiling faces to lend us a brother's
helping hand. Indeed, myself and com
rades were pulled aboard with such
Learty welcome of demeanor as one
might expect of the crew of a yachting
party engaged in rescuing the owner's
"As we were sent below I saw a
Japanese otilclnl kill one of our men
who had discharged a revolver at him
on being brought upon deck. And this
uct of Justice for I admit such It was
was likewise performed without a
trace of anger in nrein or manner. The
mikado's lieutenant plunged a huge
bowie knife in my comrade's abdomen
while laughing, not boisterously or tri
umphantly, but in a serene, courteous
manner. This, I have since learned, is
a Japanese trait little known to the
outside world. To them it means noth
ing. In warfare at least, but to an en
emy such smiling composure Is nothing
short of terrible.
"The Russian soldier In particular is
accustomed to see his commander and
superiors grave and severe, frowning
even on every sort of pretext. Our
troops are used to being overawed. Re
flect what it means to them to come
face to face with an enemy who bat
ters their ships and harasses their
tinnks. who deals death and destruc
tion, apparently in the happiest frame
of mind, without effort
"The great mass of our men will
look upon an adversary of that sort as
a superior bejng, us one under a spell,
xas Invincible. Among my fellow pris
oners I hear it argued all the time: 'If
the Japanese were not conscious of su
perior strength they would not enter
Into the fury with such unheard of
assurance. Surely, If they didn't know
beforehand that they can lick us they
wouldn't have that air of mocking
Think of a charge of a light brigade
with, each man smiling his best; every
corps, after the battle, bearing the
stamp of pleasantry on pallid Hps
why It needs no Tennyson to make
such an army a terror far and wide."
The mikado's officer made a sign to
Indicate that the interview was at an
end, and I withdrew not a little as
tounded and perplexed at what I had
heard. Subsequently I talked to a
. member of the war minister's staff on
the subject, who said that with the
Japanese soldier the aspect of smiling
serenely was a matter of special drill,
"A smiling countenance is in fact a
part of our people's rudimentary edu
cation, vastly expanded and strictly In
sisted upon with our boys in blue and
the Jackles. We don't want morose
men; we know that brave deeds Van
be accomplished without fierce grim
aces, and we know, too, that a smiling
.enemy, suffering wounds and Jeopard
izing life and limb, is very liable to
gain a repntatlon for bravery and reck
lessness with opposite forces used to
savage demeanor, blasphemy and rav
ing with pain and lust for revence."
The following explanations of and
comments on the Japanese smile that
won't come off even in death were
gathered from natives and long time
foreign residents in the Island empire.
There are no plcasanttr babies burn
ere than In Japan. Japanese
childhood Is cheerful, painless, as far
as parents, teachers and superiors in
general are concerned all smiling hap-
I piness. Both native and foreign phy
sicians tell me that the Jap baby is
born smiling, and education is calcu
lated to perpetuate the happy disposi
tlon nature bestowed upon the little
yellow boy or girl. The Jap child
learns to smile as it learns to walk and
feed itself, as it learns successively all
the laws of old time etiquette, which
is the essence of courtesy.
Laughter is not encouraged. Is'o bois
terous expression of merriment is.
While boys are not forbidden to guf
faw, they are made to understand that
it is not nice. Girls giggle, of course.
but not as loudly as their occidental
sisters. At the same time they try to
keep a straight face. The child always
has a smile for parents, teachers and
friends, and the practice grows into a
habit that rules men's and women's
The Jap deems it Impolite to force
his personal feelings upon others. The
knowledge or mere suspicion that a
countryman experienced bad fortune
might make his neighbor unhappy, and
the yellow man tried to confer bliss
upon all; hence he considers it his duty
to smile. "We smile upon our friends to
increase their happiness and their love
for us and upon adversaries to fore
stall giving them pleasure by looking
morose," said a noted Japanese.
They Are All In Prussia and S apply
the Entire World.
The potash which is dug from the
royal Prussian mines, located at Strass-
furt, ninety miles from Berlin, Is the
sole source of the world's supply. Be
fore the mines were discovered the
best substitute which could be found
for the product was wood ash, such as
the southern plantations used in the
old days for making lye soap. The
Prussian mines are twenty-seven in
number and were devoted to the pro
duction of 6alt before rock salt wr.s
When the new variety of salt was
Riven to the world the Prussian mines
were temporarily abandoned, and In a
few years a search for rock salt was
instituted. The salt was found, but
in a badly adulterated condition, and
on analysis of the adulterant revealed
the fact that it was the most valuable
part of the mineral. The potash was
at once turned to use as commercial
The mines are controlled by a syndi
cate. They employ 21.000 men and
yield 1.200 car loads a day of potash.
Of the entire output 75 per cent is
used for agricultural purposes, while
tha remainder hs used for chemical
purposes. It Is largely utilized in U'
cyanide process of extracting gold
from the ore. Louisville Courier-Jour
A Soldier Who Was Punished and
Busier Who Was Excused.
From one of the French naval ports
comes an interesting story of an inci
dent which recently occurred there. A
general holding a high command made
his appearance suddenly at the bar
racks of an infantry regiment, which;
in obedience to his orders, was prompt.
ly drawn up In the yard. Then he ex
plained the reason in a brief address.
He said that as he was walking in
the town attired in mufti on the pre
vious day a man belonging to the
corps, wlio was the worse lor liquor,
accosted htm rudely and asked him to
stand him a drink. "Let him step out
of the ranks," he concluded. Immedi
ately a bugler emerged and, saluting,
said. "It is I, mon general."
The incident is characteristic, and
apropos of it we are reminded of such
an adventure which befell a certain
French marshal. A grenadier who was
exasperated at some injustice that
had been done him pointed his pistol
at the marshal and pulled the trigger,
but It did not go off. Without moving
a muscle the veteran cried, "Four days
in the cells for keeping your arms in
a bad stater
The bugler's honesty can scarcely
have failed to be an extenuation of his
offense in the eyes of the general.
What Women Once Couldn't Wear.
While we may pick and choose end
do exactly as we please about otir
clothes, there have been in times gone
by, in many countries and even in our
own, what were known as "sumptuary
lawis." These laws regulated expendi
ture for dress, for ornament, for food
or for whatever refreshments you
might give company when they came
to take tea.
Among the first of these sumptuary
laws was one made in Rome In 213 B.
C. and called the "Opplan law." It de
clared that no woman should possess
more than half an ounce of gold, wear
a dress of different colors or ride in a
vehicle In the city or within a mile of
It except on occasions of public reli
gious ceremonies. This law lasted only
Italy and France are the countries
where most of these laws have lnxn
passed, and some of them read very
strangely. In 1330. in Italy, no woman
was allowed to wear a dress with fig
ures painted on it; she could only have
them embroidered. And in 134S. in the
same country, neither dark green nor
black dresses were allowed to be worn
in the morning. St Nicholas.
Man's home is small as compared tC
the world, but there is nothing in all
the world that appeals to him with the
AEACE OF WAEEIORS
JAPANESE OFFICERS ARE OF THE
How the Ftfthtinar Spirit of Old Japan
Has Been Fontered and Perpetu
ated The Soldier of the Cooly
Class and His Bravery.
The spirit of self sacrifice and devo
tion to country which pervades both
arms of the Japanese military service
and which has frequently been dis
played during the progress of the pres
ent war is the result of centuries of
training with one idea always upper
most. The Japanese officer comes of
samurai blood. For 2,000 years Lis
ancestors have been warriors, and
their descendants today consider the
profession of arms the most honora
ble of all.
Samurai, the term applied to the mil
itary class in Japan during the feudal
period or a member of that class, orig
inally denoted the soldiers who guard
ed the mikado's palace. Later it was
applied to the whole military system
ONE OP THE SAMURAI IX 1SG0.
and included the shogun, or military
chief; the daimlos, or territorial nobles,
and their retainers, the privileged two
sword men. the fighting men, the gen
tlemen and the scholars of the coun
try. In 1SGS the shogunate and in 1S71
the whole feudal system were abol
ished, the practice of wearing swords
was prohibited, and finally In lSTS lhe
names daimio and samurai were chang
ed to words meaning nobility and gen
The Japanese soldier, more especial
ly the officer trained in western schools.
is a queer mixture of the modem and
the mediaeval. He Is full of the learn
ing and notions of the Occident, but he
has not Imbibed Its cosmopolitan spir
it. Almost to a man the olficers of
both the army and navy are of samu
rai blood, and after completing their
studies in Germany. France, Great
Britain or the United States they re
turn to Japan still imbued with the
old faith taught by their samurai
They despise trade and believe that
money making is fit only for the low
THE MODEKN SAMf EAI OF JAPA2C.
born and base minded. They think it
is unmanly to seek the favor of wo
men by wearing fine clothes and dis
play of their skill and accomplish
ments. They deem luxury vain and
foolish and live simple, hardy, athletic
lives. Finally they believe that honor
and arms are inseparably connected.
In the enlisted ranks of the Japanese
army and navy there are also a goodly
number of the fighting samurai; but
the rank and file is principally made
up of the cooly class, brought in by
the conscription law, which makes all
male Japanese of proper age liable for
military service. Previous to 1874
the cooly class was forbidden by law
to bear arms, and it is therefore
astonishing that the coolies have
proved themselves just ss good sol
diers as the descendants of the sa
murai. But the facts speak for them
selves. Many of the bravest deeds in
the history of modern Japan have been
performed by the coolies.
While all male Japanese between
the ages of seventeen and forty are
liable to military duty, the active army
is actually levied from males at the
age of twenty. The term of service is
three years In the army and four in
tijenavy. . .
iTG-jiouoD rrom tue rants is not
easily obtained, the standard of quail
locations for noncommissioned officers
being as high as in any other army
in the world. Promotion to the com
missioned ranks is practically impos
sible to the Japanese private.
CHANCE FOR LAZY BOYS.
Chicago Educator Says They Win In
Life and Become Great Men.
Is your boy lazy? Yes? Then grieve
not, but be happy. It is an excellent
sign. He will become a great man in
time. Let him be as lazy as possible.
Principal William R. Watt of the
Graham school .in Chicago said in a
letter before the Institute of Education
recently that the lazy boy was all
right, says the Chicago Irter Ocean.
Lazy boys make successful men, and
busy, ambitious boys sometimes get all
tired out in childhood and spend the
rest of their lives resting, says the
principal. Of course this rule does
not apply to all lazy or an4itious boys.
"Because there is odium attached to
the term laziness the educator is apt
to err in his treatment of it. What is
done for it in the homes and schools is
often the very thing to increase it,'
declared Principal Watt in his address
on "Laziness In Children." Instead of
prodding a lazy boy, the educator held
it far better to cultivate his laziness
into a fine art. He said:
"Laziness is not always bad. It is
generally an excelleut thing in a grow
ing thing. Mental or physical work
done under compulsion is not good for
the growing child, except such work
as is of real use to the household, such
as house, farm, garden work or the
care of animals. The main business
of a child is to grow. A' day's growth
is not noticeable, but it ii often more
strenuous than a day's work, and a
child should not bo compelled to do
We can soon expect to hear Johnny,
when asked to bring up the coal, say:
"What! Can't you see I'm hard at
work growin'. G'wanl"
The speaker then urged that all chil
dren should be allowed to sleep until
the sun arose in the morning.
TRIBUTE TO OUR CO-EDS.
Wonderfully Brilliant and ns Won
derfully Beautiful, Says a. German.
Five German educators from the
leading German universities, who have
been closely studying the "co-eds" In
American universities, highly eornpli
mented the girls the other night at the
dinner in Hutchinson hall.given by the
University of Chicago to the German
educators, says a Chicago dispatch.
"Wonderfully brilliant and ns won
derfully beiutiful" was the expression
of Dr.. Delbrueck. the famous philolo
gist. He saw the greatest difference
between life at the German universi
ties and at the American in the pres
ence of the girl students la the United
"vvnen i lett noine, he said, "my
friends said to me: 'Now, j'ou are a
great student of women, professor,
Tell us when you come back whether
the college bred American woman is
so much more talented than our wom
en, and whether she Is so much more
beautiful.' I am here but a few days.
but I can already tell you what word
I must carry to them. I have found
the American women wonderfully bril
liant and as wonderfully beautiful. At
this distance from home I am free to
say that she has captivated me."
They Are Sixty- ven.
I met a little Mormon girl; 1
She was Just lgrhteen. sho! said.
Her hair was dressed with tn big curl
That dangled from her head-
She had a Pimple wny and bland.
Her speech was soft and' cool.
And in her honest, widespread hand
She bore a milking etool.
"How many children, little maid.
Are in your family?"
"How many? Sixty-seven," she Bald
And shyly looked at me.j
Her hazel eyes to mine she raised.
And then she cast them down.
"I did not nsk," I said, amazed.
"The census of your town.
"How many children round your door
Disport In chilcu.sh glee?"
"Just sixty-seven," she said once more
And smiled again at me.
"Forty of us at Provo dwell;
At Ogden there are nine:
The good ship Jane, they snil her well-
Twelve brothers dear of mine."
"I see at last. Your meaning's clear,"
Said I. with laughter merry.
"Is It an orphanage, my dear.
Or a female seminary?"
"My father kind is drawing near,"
The little maid replied;
"He's ben to roam; he's bringing home
Another brand new bride. "
"With father dear we dwell at peace;
Our mothers are eleven:
Round every door there's room for more.
And we are sixty-seven."
And then I left In dumb dismay
The maid with eyes l'ke heaven.
But as 1 left I heard her say.
And l m the oldest, by the way.
Of ail th slxty-sev.-n."
-OwnH! Uluffa fla. JConrwi r"
A Schemer Spotted.
"The young man talks a great deal
about his estates abroad."
"Yes," answered Mr. Cumrox. "he's
like one or two others who wanted to
marry into the family. He's anxious
to trade his imaginary estate for some
of my real estate." Washington Star.
"But," said the Englishman, "you
have nothing to see over here nothing
In the way of grand eld things that
have long since fallen Into disuse."
"We haven't, eh? Wait tHI I get yoa
a copy of the city ordinances." Chica
go Eeqcrd-IIeraiJ. - ...
ffHE SIGN OF MERCY
PROGRESS OF RED CROSS WORK IN
JAPAN AND RUSSIA.
Hospitals Establiahed In the Field
by the Societies of Both Xatlons.
Japan's Great Organization Its
The recent departure for the east of
a party of American women nurses to
join the hospital corps of the Japa
nese army directs attention to that
phase of warfare which deals with the
care of the sick and wounded.
The Red Cross societies of both Ja
pan and Russia are large, splendidly
equipped and well organized, and de
tachments have already entered the
field on their errands of mercy. Nei
ther of the belligerents needs any out
side help at present to care for sick
and wounded, but should the war be
prolonged the lied Cross societies of
other lands will doubtless extend aid.
The Red Cross society of Japan
came Into being In 1ST" during an In-
A GEOtT OF JAPANESE NCKSES.
surrectiou In u:e southwest provmce3.
Its object being the relief of the sick
and wounded, and it took the name of
Ilakuaisha (Society of Benevolence).
After the rebellion the society was
made permanent. Then, the govern
ment having signed the international
Red Cross agreement, the society
changed its name to the "Red Cross
.Society of Japan."
Since that time the growth of the so
ciety has been phenomenal, the mem
bership now numbering upward of
800,000. The imperial family takes a
deep interest in the society and con
tributes to its funds. A prince of the
royal house is always the honorary
president of the society, and a princess
is the head of the ladies' committee.
The empress, too, is a frequent visitor
at the headquarters of the society and
to the Red Cross hospital. The exam
ple thus set by royalty has been to
arouse popular interest in the institu
tion. In the storerooms at the headquar
ters of the society at Tokyo are enor-
BED CF.OS3 HOSPITAL AT POP.T AETIiTB.
mous quantities of hospital supplies.
Stacks of uniforms and black dresses
for the nurses, blankets, bedding, cots.
medicines, tents, wagon load3 of dress
ing materials, litters and trains of am
bulances fill the many big rooms. With
in a day or two the Japanese Red
Cross society can load a hospital ship
or railroad train and 6tart for the seat
of war without the least confusion.
The surgeons and nurses are ready at
all times to respond to call, and the ar
rangement of the hospital stores i so
systematic that they can be transport
ed in the shortest possible time. The
Red Cross nurses, male and female,
are under military rule and do their
work In the hospitals behind the fight
The Red Cross society of Russia is
the richest in the world, having mil
lions in Its treasury. It is a splendid
organization and Is already doing ef
fective service at the seat of war. At
a general meeting of the society re
cently held in St Petersburg It was
resorted itatJJOiXWL bls.. S 700.000
meat had been prepared for shipment
me funds immediately available for
Red Cross work amounted to S3.000.-
000, and the scope of the work during
" ucii-iu liiouLua contemplates uia
expenditure of $4,000,000.
The Odd "Way In Which Things
Come About In Tula World.
A story is being told of a mau sell
ing toys on a Loudon pavement recog
nizing in a lady who bought from him
his own daughter. Stranger meetings
have been recorded. Late one night
two men who had been dining with the
late Duke of Edinburgh at Bucking
ham palace set out for their club and
paused for a moment at a crossing in
Pall Mall. It was very late, and rain
was falling, but there at the crossing
was a tiny boy plying his broom and
asking alms. One of the two was a
man who never could resist sueu an
appeal. lie stopped to question the
child. How came he to be there at so
late an hour, seemingly so friendless
and destitute? The boy answered that
he was, as he seemed, utterly desti
tute. He bad walked to London from
a town on the south coast.
"And have you really no friends or
relations in the world V asked his kind
ly interrogator. "Well, sir, it's the
same as if I hadn't" replied the lad.
"I have a brother, but 1 shall never see
him again. I don't even know if he's
alive. He's a sailor, and I haven't
seeu him for a long time." At this the
second man, who had uot as yet spo
ken, showed interest "What's your
brother's name, little man?" he now
asked. "His name is , sir, and he's
a signalman in the Rellerophon, but
he's been away so long he must have
forgotten me." "I Jot id heavens:" ex
claimed his second questioner. "Why,
that's the name of my own signal man
and a line young fellow lie is, too. and
now I notice there is a strong likeness
between him and the boy." The speak
or was the commander of the I'.ellero
phon. The boy hail been granted toll
rights over the crossing for only that
one night; his lirst questioner was the
only man in a million who would have
stopped in the pouring rain to question
a crossifig sweeper; his companion was
almost the only man in the world who
could have attested the truth' of the
lad's story- It is only necessary to
add that the two good hearted fellows
took the boy in hand and saw to his
being made into as good a sailor as his
brother. St James Car.etle.
WISDOM OF NOVELISTS.
ir you want to impress tools you
must respect their prejudices. Antho
Success in life rests upon one small
gut tne secret or me entry into an
other man's mind to discover what is
passing there. Seton Merriman.
To smoke a fine cigar, after a real
dinner, with a good friend, is about as
near heaven on earth as the average
man will ever find south of the stars.
mere is nothing more latal to a po
litical career than brilliant impromp
tus and spirited orations. A states
man s words, like butchers meat.
should be well weighed. John Oliver
A young man thinks that he alone of
mortals is impervious to love, and so
the discovery that he is in it suddenly
alters his views of his own mechan
ism. It is thus not unlike a rap on the
fuiuiy bone. J. M. Rarrie.
Moon VerituM Adjective.
The current debasement of the lan
guage, of which mention was made re
cently by a correspondent, needs to be
stayed by occasional protests, says the
London Chronicle. The education com
mittees are Ining called in many quar
ters euucuiiouai committees. mis
false refinement reminds one of the
common inscription, "monumental ma
son, which should be "monument ma
son." It is not the artificer who is
monumental. Compare "numerical
printer for number printer." People
fear to use a noun as an adjective or
wrongly prefer the adjective as more
elegant "War office" and "India of
fice" are correct expressions, better
than "military" or "Indian office,"
while "colonial office" Is not so good as
colonics office" would be.
The Hungarian government does not
sell any part of its forests, but buvs
more each year. In some parts of the
country, as in the eastern region of the
Carpathians, woods are found of sev
eral thousand acres in extent, consist
ing for the most part of red beech.
tins is uscu tor lire wood, carriages.
staves and agricultural implements and
in the manufacture of bent wood.
There are few fires, and they seldom
permanently damage the woods. There
are large resinous forests in Transyl
vania, but they are not very accessible,
and there are also some In the district
of Marmaros, in the northeast of the
Ills Voire Alwa In Training.
William Faxon of Ovid, aged eighty
three years. Is still sinking in a church
choir, says the Detroit Tribune. He is
reputed to iossess a fine tenor voice
and to frequently render solos In
smooth, rich tones unqueered by the
ravages of age.- That Mr. Faxon's vo
cal powers are so well sustained is a
marvel to those who do not suspect the
secret The fact is that for twenty
five years past he has been an Insur
THEORY OF A FILIPJHO
He Tells Why Americins Can-'
not Understand His People.
WILL NEVEK KNOW THEM, HE SAYS
Uetivccu the Mationn There la n I-1 tie
Which (uuunl lie Uelii:etl. He An
er(N More Than tt Difference of '
Color or Kveu t'l vil iia t ion la Found.
Between the Itncea (lalma They,
Van .Never Assimilate.
An old Filipino's views on .the differ-'
eaces between his countrymen and
Americans are thus described by Osear
King Davis in "The Iast Appeal of
Don Felipe." published in the Century '
Magazine for April:
"Senor," answered the old man. "lis
ten: 1 am an old man. I know my
people, but I know something of other
peoples also. 1 have not lived here all
my time. 1 have traveled and have'
seen the world. I have been in jour
own land. I have seen your eities and
your country. I have been much more
in America than you Americans have
beeu here, yet 1 do not know tin;
Americans. But they who have been
here only so few weeks or mouths talk
assuredly of the Filipinos. As if they'
know a people in such a time: Truly
the Americans are a wonderful people,
but they cannot do that. 1 tell you,
senor, that they can never know us,
Just as we can never know them. For
they are west and we are east, and we'
"Between us there is a line which
neither you nor 1 can define. Nor can-
we tell when we have crossed it. We
make a mathematical calculation and
say: 'Mere we are over. mat was:
west: this is east' That calculation
serves as a mark of longitude, llxed
and absolute, but can you go tint there
on the ocean and show me the line that
divides the cast from the west? Can.
vou see it can you touch it, can you
feci it? The difference between the
peoples is just us great as that, yet
just as subtle and as intangible. Till
you can mark that line and lix it upon,
the face of the unstable sea you cannot
determine the line of difference be
tween your people and mine. How
then will you understand ns or we you .'
It cannot be.
I tell you that between us there Is
more than what you Know as 'race ttit-
lerence' iu your country. There race
difference is still difference between
western races. Here it is a world dif
ference. Between 3011 and me there Is
more than a difference of color, of stat-'
ure or even of civilization. There is 11
radical intellectual difference a differ
ence of thought, of understanding, of
interpretation of the same acts and
events; a difference of mental process
which neither you nor I will ever bo
able to comprehend fully of the other.
We see that it exists. Why or how we
can never know, we cannot raiiioni
the ways or the wisdom of (Jod, who
made us both. "
'Yet there ore some things we can
know. The civilization of the west is
not for the east. The two can never
assimilate or amalgamate. Your rae
and mine will never join. Whj. look
you, in my country, in this island, there
are peoples who have lived side by
side for a thousand years, and yet the
line of demarcation is 11s distinct today
as it was in the beginning. Do you
think these people will assimilate with
newcomers from the west whom they
have known less than u thousand
'Who can trace the course of a man's
thoughts? There are certain facts.
You and I know them. You draw your
conclusions, and I draw mine. They
coincide. For that reason shall we
say that you and I think alike? Per
haps it is so for that time; but. senor,
the ways of the east are not those of
the west. This time and next time wo
reach the same conclusion, then we
differ, and you do not know why, nor
do I. We have worked through sep
arate channels even when we arrived
at the same end."
Tlie Spartan Japanese Father.
The Spartan character of the Japa
nese father may be gathered from two
facts mentioned by Consul Dalgoro
(Job in the admirable address on fami
ly relations in Japan which he deliv
ered before the Japan society In Lon
don, says London Truth. The Japa
nese child calls Its father "Geujpu" and
its mother "Jibo," which mean "strict
father" and "benevolent mother," and
Mr. (Joh quoted a Japanese, boy who
classified the Japanese father as one
of the "four fearful things of th
world earthquake, thunder, conflagra
tion and father."
Effect of Cold Weather n Trapplnar.
O. N. Crosby of Rochester. N. Y..
says that the winter Just past wan too
cold for successful trapping; therefore
it was with difficulty that he secured
enough furs to fill bis ord'rs, nay tht
Shoe and Leather Reporter. A scorn
of years ago there were many moles
u thnt part of New York state, but
now the moleskins are seldom brought
in by the trappers. One trapper near
Gencsco during the winter caught 1JVC
skunks. "W"0 mnskrats and 1S. mink.
The pelts of the latter are darker.
smaller and finer than usual.
The Kxparjcatrd Artlele.
8w5py (looking over bill of fare at
cheap restaurant) "Roue' chicken."
Wot'a dat? Muggsy Ye blame fool.
dat's chicken wid de rabbit bones ali
picked out'n U'-rChlcagoTrifune...