Newspaper Page Text
SECRET OF AEROPLANE'S FLIGHT.
Opinions of IS OUB NAVY CBIPPLEDp ONCKitN'lNG ft person who was what (for CI a reason to the writer unknown) la called I a "blufier," or "four-flusher," a well-known I I ........... I .. -. - I .1 . Ii T .. VI- . and you find yourself In One hearing that may be think of the American navy. It Is all front all line of battle. Behind this nothing! Virtually no colliers, no transports none of the hun dreds of auxiliary craft that are as essential a part of a navy as the battleships themselves, for without them the battleships are Impotent for aggression good for nothing hut defense of our home ports. Lacking these servitor craft at the back of It, and at the back of these a merchant marine, and at the hack of that a coast population of deep-water sailors and fishing folk, a fleet of fighting ships is like an army without teams, trains, forges, pontoons, telegraphs, va ried Industries and a warlike people. This is no Indiscreet and unpatriotic revelation. There Is not a naval attache at any embassy in Wash ington who has not repeatedly demonstrated our help lessness to his government Not that it particularly concerns the good naval attache; he is merely a spy, gravely borne upon the rolls of his ambassadorial chief and as gravely accepted because in some disguise be is inevitable. His duty Is to worm out naval secrets, and our lack of a real navy is no secret. It is a matter of record at every admiralty and chancellery in the world, including, naturally and particularly, those of the Jap anese. Ambrose Bterce, in Everybody's. DERBY HATS AND BALDNESS. HERB is in Russia a popular saying. "He is as baldheaded as a Senator," Senators In Russia nre usually baldheaded. On the other hand, among the millions of Rus sian peasants it is very unusual to find baldness. A comparison of these two facts led even the physicians to give in X mm tellectual work as one of the causes of 'baldness, and this notwithstanding the fact that there are a great number of women who are intellectual workers, but who are not baldheaded. Again, the clergymeu of the Russian church, who are forbidden to cut their hair or shave their beards, are blessed with long, luxurious hair, which by its length and thickness will compare favorably with any woman's hair, and the clergymen are intellectual work ra, too. Now, my explanation of this fact is that the Russian peasants and the common people at large wear caps; women, shawls or hats on their heads; the clergymen, only soft hats, with wide brims, while the Senators always wear tall silk hats with tight brims. These tight hats, like derbies, bring about a gradual starva tion of the hair follicles. From these observations I have come to the con Chester, bitting at the switchboard, , drew toward him a box cover contain-1 Ins a miscellaneous collection of pins, paper fasteners, rubber bands and pens. Ho aelcctad a rubber band and deftly snapped it at the left ear of David, who sat with his head bent over the lettor book he was Indexing. "Aw, cut it out!" protested David, cowling and rubbing the Injured member. "Didn't hurt you, did it?" asked Chester, with a grin. "Say, Dave, 'member that souvenir postal you sent me when you was over in Michigan? That one where yon and a bunch o' other guys was settln" in a ottomo blle?" "Dh-huh. What uv It?" Dave spoke with some languor, for he was feeling the reaction from a too-strenuous va cation. "I showed It to a girl up in our block," replied Chester, "and she says. Who is that good-lookln' feller that's grabbin' onto the steerln wheel?' she ays." "Aw, fudge!" exclaimed David. He seized his pen and applied himself to his Indexing, nla nose almost touching the page of the letter book. "On the level, that's just what the said. I aays to her, 'That's the kid that sent the card,' I aays. He'a my assistant.' " 'He's some classy lookln',' she says. To look at inn you'd think he was the guy that owned the machine,' she ays." "Aw, go chase yourself," muttered uaviu, nipping over tne leaves or the Utter-book. "She did, honest," declared Chester. "She's a dandy girl, too." "Must le kinder foolish in her he-ad," commented David. "All rlKht. HI tell her you said she was foolish," remarked Chester. "I'm goln' over there to-night. She's goln' to have the hull crowd over to listen to her uncle's graphophono. He's got a swell one." "Tell noiliin'!" exclaimed David "Don't you go :m' tell her anythin' I aid. 1 don't cure what you tell her,' he added, with some inconsequent. "Needn t get so sore about it," said Cheater, turning to thrust a plug into a hole in t!ie swltrhbonrd. "Hello!" ho drawled. "Oh. hello, there," In a tone of suddenly awakened interest. "Huh! Sum I know who you are. Say, Kit, I just liectt telling Dave what you aid about him, und he says " "litre," Interrupted David. "You hut up!" "Me mys jou're " Oavid tMiiitiiK up and put his hand over lha nmiitlipleee. "Aw, chop It now. kid," lift cilrtd. angrily, "I ain't Kln' to tell her," chucklod Chester. Me pushed away the inter- Ikeed hand. "Say, Kit, he won't leram UI1 you what h said. He's 'frald tor Huh? All rts-ht, I'll tell him. Huh? Wall, IH try to mak him. H' got ft awful trou" against glrla, though. wmmws Great Papers on Important Subjects. clusion that baldness in otherwise healthy men In tht prime of life is chiefly due to the wearing of derbies. In America it Is especially developed, because young men begin to wear derbies In their teens. The ma jority wear them all the time, even while they are working in the offices or shops. Boston Globe. his back yard." pardoned If he CROPS P stead of shipping wheat into Chicago and breaking the May market the sort of thing that has broken nearly every predecessor of Mr. Patten in "bull" operations the farmers held on to thnlr wheat and waited for that 32 quotation. Wheat Is selling In Chicago for less than a dollar. Food ought to be, and probably will be, cheaper than It has been lately. But cotton and wool are high and textile prices show no disposition to recede. Most of the prices are rising. Structural steel Is not a com modity that the average citlzt-n purchases, but he Is affected by Its price, and all steel prices are up. Hides are on the free list, but the shoe, stores and factories are stocked up with Rood.; purchased before the repeal of the hide duty and prices are not yet coming down. The most important Item of expense is rent, and with the growth ef population that tends upward, but the extensive building operations all over the country may keep abreast of the demand. Philadelphia Record. A Young America to wear a uniform, with the assur ance of good food, clothes and shelter for three years. Young men already In the ranks and on shipboard aro showing an eagerness to be released from their enlist ments in order that they may accept more remunerative employment In civil life. There Is opportunity In both branches of the military service for bright, capable recruits to learn trades at which they can earn good wages in various lines of manufacture. In the coast artillery and on shipboard hundreds of men become skilled electricians by being taught the mechanism of the big guns, torpedo plants and regular electric machinery. They get a good start In the new and ever-developing field of electricity, and their services are at a premium when they are released 'rom their military occupation. Philadelphia Press. Huh? All right. See you this eve. Gond-by." He turned again to the irate David. Say, Dave," he said, "she wauts I should bring you over to her house this evening with the rest of the bunch. I told her you was awful grouchy, though." Yes, I heard you,' growled David. You got a right to keep your mouth shut about me. I bet I won't go after what you said." Aw, come on, Dave," urged Ches ter. "I was Just joshln". We'll have a dandy time. Come on, now." "You'll frame up some kind of a fake story about me If I don't go," said David with an effort at gloomy resignation. "What tlme'll you call fer me?" Chicago Dally News. THE WORLD'S BANK NOTES. (loir the Varlona Nations Differ la Their Taatea. The only paper money that is ac cepted practically all over the globe Is not "money" at all, but the notes of the Bank of England. These notes are simply printed in black ink on Irish linen water-lined paper, plain white, with ragged edges. The reason that a badly soiled or worn Bank of England note la rarely seen Is that notes which find their way back to the bank are Immediately canceled and new ones are Issued. The notes of the Banque de France are made of white water-lined paper printed in black and white, with numerous myth ological and allegorical pictures. They are In denominations of from twenty five francs to one thousand francs. Bank of England notes are of a somewhat unhandy size five by eight Inches. South American currency re sembles the bills of the United States. except that cinnamon brown and slate blue are the prevailing colors. Ger man currency Is printed in green and black, the notes being in denomina tions of from five to one thousand marks. Tho one-thousand-mark bills are printed on fllk fiber paper. It takes on expert or a native to distinguish a Chinese bill from a laun dry ticket T the bill is of low denom Ination, or, a firecracker label if for a large amount, the print being in red on white or yellow on red, with much gilt and gorgeous devices. Italian notes are of nil sizes, shapes and colors. The smaller bills, five and ten lire, are prluted on white paper In plnlc, blue and carmine Inks. The most striking paper currency In the world Is the one-hundred-rouble note of Russia, which Is barred from top to bottom with all the colors of the rainbow, blended as when a sun ray passes through a prism. In the center In bold relief Is a finely exe cuted vignette In black. The remainder of the engraving on he note Is In dark ana ugnt Drown inn. The American practice of scattering trands of silk through th paper fiber aa a protection against counter Mtlif U unique. Harp!- Weekly AND COST OF LIVING. RKDICTIONS of cheaper living, based upon ample crops, must be taken with some caution. We are not confronted by the problem of $2 wheat, which Mr. Patten probably did not expect when he was predicting it last spring. Ilia predic tion served his purpose admirably. In WHY ENLISTMENTS ARE FEW. N unfailing sign of prosperity Is the diffi culty United States recruiting officers en counter In iiersuadlng desirable young men to enlist in the army and navy. This la now in evidence and shows clearly that the demand for all kinds of labor through out the country has checked the desire of THINGS TOURISTS DISCOVER. Traveling; Abroad In Ileally an Kiln cation for the Anirrlrau. About half one's time in traveling abroad is spent In buying stamps, a writer in the Delineator says. No mat ter how many I put on a letter I had no faith to believe that It would reach America. I found that I could send a letter with one stamp on it it I paid enough for it, also that I could get a denomination of which it would take twenty. In Cairo I put fifteen sphinxes and pyramids on the front of a bitter and five on the back. As for postal cards imagine asking for one In the Belgian language Weveldpost vereeniging! But It is in a Mahometan country that an American mind needs read justment. We woke one morning In Constantinople and found our calen dar nine days ahead of theirs, our watches seven hours behind and the name of the month Ramadan. The Mahometans seem to live up to their religion In a more definite way than we do, and we soon learned what to expect The porter would drop one's trunk when the muezzin called to prayer! the sacredness of animal life compelled us to walk around the hun dreds of lay dogs asleep on the side walk; we were required to take off our shoes Instead of our hata when en tering a mosque; womn were not al lowed to pray because they "have no souls." Friday was the day for Snn- day, and a camera was an "evil eye" and could not be carried into any sacred place. Our artist was once charged 20 cents for keeping an evil eye in his room all night. Before the Journey ends the tourist has lost his Identity completely. At first he Is from "Kalamazoo, Mich.,' then from "Michigan," later the United States," soon the "States," and the writer was once Introduced to a gentleman from Tuscany as "tho lady from North America." A Viceroy I'lnln Uvlntr. The book which Miss Juliet Bredon has written about her uncle, Sir Rob ert Hart, the "Grand Old Man of China," for many years In charge of the Imperial Customs Service, is full of characteristic and entertaining stories. Among them Is the following: One ol the most influential of Sir Robert's Chinese friends was the great LI Hung Chang. The diplomat liked Li's household because of the simplic ity he found there no wearisome courses at dinner, but fish and, per haps, a dish of chicken with rice. In cautiously, as it turned out, he praised this frugality to his own Chinese ser vant, for the remark reached Li's ears in a distorted form. Next time Sir Robert went there he had to face a grand ceremonial banquet. "You shall not have the chance to go away again and say you havo been fed like a coolie in my house," said the viceroy, proudly, at the end of the banquet. "Nevertheless, the very simplicity of your hospitality was what I most ap preciated," Sir Robert replied. "But If you believe that I could have made any such remark, and If you persist In altering the style of my reception, I shall not come to lunch with you gala." What a grand old world this would b to llv In if opportunity knocked at a man' door aa oftQ at th bUJ eeUectorl Bhe Ai-it you fond of tea? He- res, but I like the next letter bettor. Boston Transcript. Jones How far buck can yon trace my family? Genealogist To any (lute yon wish to pay for, sir. "Since Maud's engagement ho bright and happy she looks." "Yes; a match lights up a girl's face." "Do you take this woman for bet ter or worse?" "I do, jedge, l do. But I hoiies we kin kinder strike an iverage." The preacher that married you says you only gave linn a uouar. no ought to bo glad 1 didn't sue him for damages." Answers. Master How was this vaso smash- rd, Mary? Mary If you plea'.te. sir, it tumbled down and broke Itseir. Master Humph! The automatic brako ngain! Tho Agent I don't see how you find room for complaint in this apartment. The Tenant Nor I. There ain't even room to take a deep breath. Cleveland Leader. Mr. Timid (hearing noise at two a. m.) I th think, dear, that there Is a m man In the house. His Wife (scornfully) Not in this room. Bos ton Transcript. The Young Doctor Just think; six of my patients recovered this week. The Old DoctorIt's your own fault, my dear boy. You spend too much time at the club Life. A lad who had Just had a tooth ex tracted requested the privilege of tak ing it home with him. "I want to put some sugar in it," he said, "and watch it ache." Tit-Bits. Friend- What was the title of your poem? Poet "Oh, Give Back My Dreams!" Friend And what did the editor write to you? Poet "Take 'em!" Cleveland Leader. "I may have remained a trifle late, but her remarks were too pointed." "What did she say, Ferdy?" "Told me their lease was about to expire." Louisville Courier-Journal. "You look so pale and thin. What's got you?" "Work. From morning to night and only a one-hour rest." "How long have you been at it?" "I begl n to-m or ro w ." S u ecess. Elderly Lady Doctor, I am trou bled with a hallucination that I am being followed by a man. What sort of cure would you suggest? Honest Physician A mirror. Cleveland Lead er. "When I was your age," said tho Btern parent, "I had money in the bank." "Well," answered the embar rassed young man, "perhaps when I'm your age I'll have money In the bank, too." "Hateful thing." she cried, in the midst of their little quarrel. "I was a Hilly goose when l married you." PerhnpB bo," replied the great brute. "At any rate, you were no chicken." Boston Traveler. "Jimmie, your face is dirty again this morning," exclaimed the teacher. "What wntilrt vou say If I came to school every day with a dirty face?" "Huh," grunted Jimmie; "I'd be too perlite to say anything." Mrs. X (away from home) John, did you leave out anything for the cat before you started? Mr. X (who dis likes the beast) Yes; I left a can of condensed milk on the table, with the can-opener beside it. Human Life. Mr. Brown I had a queer dream last night, my dear. I thought I saw another man running off with you. Mrs. Brown And what did you say tn him? Mr. Brown I asked him what he was running for. Stray Sto ries. New Husband Did you make thoBe biscuits, my dear? His wife Yea, darling. Her Husband Wen, ia rather you would not make any more, sweetheart. His Wife Why not. lovei Her Husband Because, angel mine, you are too light for such heavy work. Chicago Daily News. "It's all very well for you to preach ecoiiomy." said his wife, "but I notice whenever I cut down expenses that you smoke better cigars and spend more money for your own pleasure than at any other time." "Well, con found it; what do you suppose I want you to economize for, anyway?" Chi cago Record Herald. The Lady (to hero who had risked his life to save her little dog from a watery grave, Bnd looks for some re ward) Poor fellow, how wot and cold you are! You must be soaked through to the skin. Here I'll give you sonn quinine pills; take a couple now, and two more In an hour's time. The Throne and Country. "What's this?" demanded tho cus toms officer, pointing to a package at the bottom of the trunk. "That Is a foreign book entitled 'Politeness,'" answered the man who had Just land ed. "I guess I'll hiive to charge you a duty on it," rejoined the Inspector, "It computes with a small and strug gling Industry in this country." Chi cago Tribune. "I am" in hard luck." "How so?" "Told Mllly she was the first girl 1 ever loved, and she said she had no lime to waste, training mollycoddles." "Well?" "Then 1 told Amy that I thought I had loved many before I met the real thing In her, and slit asked mo If my proposal was tho re suit of a cultured tasto or only a for lorn hope." Baltimore American. Ilia I'larr In (lie I'roirrnin. "Your boy Jo:;h says he is going ti be a wizard of Wall street." "Yes," answered Farmer Corntossel, "He thinks so. But the chances nre that the regular wizards will uso him as the subject of one of their mys'erl' ous disappearance a t3." Washington Star. When n burlier cuts you, he iisiull) says it was the result of your Muvlnj yourself the day Ufore with a safety All men are brave until tl.ey ar called upon to make good. LOVJI BE3NANT. Where'er t read In mournful history How all things crumble at the touch of time, And even great deods, renowned In mighty rhyme, flhow but as cities burled 'neath the sea. Which. In calm days, men (tar.e on aw fully, My heart grows heavy; but one thought sublime Rises, and therewith the uplifting chime Of morning star comes back remem bertnxly: Woman, thou art that thought. In whom I know That I alono gave Time his tyrant might. Dropping my foolish lids of clay too low. For, tanking up, I see great Love, far. far Above nil changes, like a steadfast tar Behind the pulsings of the northern llht James Hussoll Ixwell. An Incomplete Introduction The express to the north was on tho point of starting. A girl was leaning expectantly out of the window ot a carriage containing only one other oc cupant a man. In the far corner, who was looking with undisguised admira tion at the girl's charming, animated profile. Another girt came running along the platform. "Here are your papers, Ethel j I thought I should not be In time." "Thanks, Marlon, and good-bye!" As they shook hands, the man la the comer came forward. "Why, Stanley!" cried the girl on the platform. "Going to Trevor grange?" The guard's whistle sounded. There was a banging of doors. "Why, of course, Ethel Oh, I forgot. you have never met." The train be gan to move. "I must lntoduce you," she cried, running to keep pace with the moving carriage. "Ethel, this la my cousin, Stanley Mortimer " But the train having gathered speed, she was left far behind on the platform. In tbe carriage, the two laughed. She had heard much of Stanley Mor dmer. That he was a very handsome HI WONDKBKB WHO BOB WAS. fellow, she could now Judge for her self; but she was wondering whether, as she had been told, he was such a consummate flirt, captivating girls eas ily, making love and leaving victims on his path wherever he went while he himself remained untouched by the tender passion. He wondered who she was. How silly of Marlon not to hava begun the In troduction In time to inform him of his companion's name. Anyhow, he would have first innings and make headway with her before any of the other fellow at Trevor grange should even have a chance of looking at her. She smiled sweetly, making some re marks on the length of the journey. "Oh." he observed, it cannot be too 'ong for me." "Indeed?" "Under present circumstances, yes." "You mean, of course, the return of fine weather," she said. Innocently. "I moan," he answered, "the privil ege of the society of a charming fel low guest." "Oh, well." she laughed, "you will have the pleasure of many charming guests' society at the Journey's end; the bouse party Is to be a large one." "Still, I should prefer to retain the present delightful situation aa long as possible." "Would you? I suppose you hava stayed at the grange before V "Oh, yes, some time ago, before Har ry Trevor was married. He has Just returned from abroad and Is to be there with bis wife. Yon know her?" "Very well Indeed," she replied, smiling. "I have never met her, but I hear glorious accounts of har." "People exaggerate so," she re marked. "From which I may Infer that you are not a blind admirer ot Mrs. Harry?" "I daresay she Is all right. Of course," she continued, "you are ac quainted with most of the guests you nre to meet?" "I have seen one of them, at any rato, and by tho time that we arrive at our destination I hope the acquaint ance will have ripened sufficiently to warrant my claiming friendship with 'ler." "So soon?" "Why should it take longer? Nearly three hours' tcte-a tote should be equiv tileut to imiiiy dtys In ordinary cir cumstances." "Perhaps so," she admitted, laugh ing lug. "Besides, I have lnwrd so much about you, that I seem to know you quite well; your reputation l.i a wide one." "Indeed!" He laughed, well pleased; he was proud of the name of Indyklll er. "But, as you remarked Just now," be said, "people exaggerate so." "Still one Is bound to be a Httl prejudiced by what one hear." s iMk MOVES SO FAST IT HAS NOT TIMS TO FALL. Suppose you had to cross a lake covered with cakes of loo bo thin that if you were to stand upon any one of them you would Blnk. To cross the lake you would hava to run from cake to cake, so that you would not give yourself time enough to sink on any one of them. An aeroplane is very much in the same position. It must move so fast that It never has time to fall through any given section of air. Motion, therefore, is tho secret ot aa aeroplnne's flight. New York Times. Tou mean that you believe me to be a flirt?" "Well aren't you?" "Not a bit of It," he assured her. "You see, I believe that a man Is bound to meet the one woman In the world whom he must love. Until he does, he naturally, In the hope of finding her, goes from one to the other. It his quest Is a long one, he Is accused of flirting with all the girls he knows, which Is unfair. Such a man's love Is far more worth having than that of a man easily won by the first pretty face be encounters." "Still, Is it necessary that this man while trying to find the woman who la to fill his life, should make love to girls whom he knows are not the one idenir Tou must admit." he replied, light ly, "that some girls are so ready to be made love to that they mlRtake or dlnary courteslos for something differ ent." "Do they? Then all the more rea son why men should be more circum spect." 'Ton may be right. My attentions to girls might. In reality, have been flirtations; my excuse is this: that was before I met you." "Have I converted you, then? Are you really never to flirt again?" "You understand, do you not, that having met the one woman I longed for. my flirting days are over?" "And how many times before now have you thought that you had found herr "I may have thought so more than once," he admitted, laying his hand softly on her gloved one, "but I do not think so now I know." She gently dlsennaged her hand. Ha thought he had gained an advantage, and tried to pursue It "Yon will believe," he said, impres sively, "that you are the one woman for whom I have waited." Thejr were approaching the country station to which they were bound. "At any rate, we may consider that you have secured the friendship which it was your desire to claim at the end ot the Journey." She fluttered her handkerchief out or the window. "That is the car from the grange," she explained. Again he tried to secure her hand. "Friendship? I want mora than friendship ; I want your love." "I am afraid I could not promise you that." "Do you mean that there Is no hope for me? Ethel you will not forbid me " The door of the carriage flew open. "Here you are, Ethel; had a good day In town?" said a cheery voice. "Why, here is Mortimer, too! How are you, old boy? Let me Introduce " "Mr. Mortimer and I traveled to gether, Harry," Interrupted Ethel. "Marlon Introduced him to me In Lon don, just aa our train was starting; It made the Journey so pleasant, and w have become such great friends, have we not, Mr. Mortimer?" Mortimer followed, Bnilllng to him self, she had laid such gracious stress on the fact of their new-formed friend ship, her smile had been so brilliant and kind, that he thought her previous reception of his advunces could only have been prompted by coquetry. Victory was at hand! They were approaching a large mo tor, where sat a nurse with a one-year-old child on her lap. Ethel took a quick step toward it. "Oh, the darling," she cried! "Let me have him, nurse." "Harry," she said, "Mr. Mortimer has not seen our son yet; Isn't he a love?" and she held up the lace-swathed child for Mortimer's Inspection. Ladles' Field. Girl In f.anlrinala. None ot the maidens In Guatemala pre allowed to go abroad from their homes without the company of a chap eron, and a lover Is only allowed to come and court hlssweetbeart through the heavily barred windows of her fa ther's home. After they are married they pass along the streets In Indian file, tbe woman marching ahead, so that the husband can be in a position to prevent any flirtations. After nun weighs a hundred ana ninety pounds, h finds out at break fast watt b I to hav for dlsMr, i!' THE YOUNGEST SOVEREIGN. 3 . . . . TTTTTTTTTTTtTTTTTTTTtTTTTt China, the oldest of nations, is ruled. If the expression may bo allowed, by the youngest of sovereigns, a boy of 3. Ho is a nephew of the late em peror, and until his accession bore th name of Pu-yl, although the royal as trologers have selected as his official title Hsuan-t'ung, which means "Gen eral Proclamation." The boy, says a writer In the Overland Monthly, Is la delicate health, and the Chinese are inclined to attribute this to his blrtb on the unlucky thirteenth day ot the first moon. In order to escape ths evil Influence as far as possible, it has been decreed that his birthday shall ba celebrated on the Hth of the month. Futiuer, he Is to be brought up mora hyglenlcally than his predecessor wad. He will have plenty of fresh air, and will not be expected to appear at the midnight audiences which are the fash ion at the Chinese court His first ap pearance In public at his enthrone ment was not a success, for he cried loudly; and henceforth his father, tha prince regent, will attend all official functions alone, and will receive' digni taries of state', and offer up tha re quired prayers for snow or rftln. He will also be responsible for plow ing the first furrow at the Bprlng fes tival at the Temple of Agriculture, for tha worship of the Lord of Heaven on the white marble altar of the Temple of Heaven, and for the propitiation of the local deities who watch over the old city of Peking. But the little emperor, although re lieved from these duties, will not be allowed to forget that he is an offi cial baby. He may no longer live with his own family, or see his parents ex cept In the presence of the who! court. Twenty-four nurses wUl keen watch over him, and ho has three wives already, aged 10, 12 and 1$ years, each of whom receives an allow ance of $400 a month. The exact meaning of bis new nam. "Hsuan-t'ung," la difficult to render In translation, but the character Hsuan Is considered very fortunate. A certain emperor of the Ming dynasty called himself "Hsuan Te," of "Proclamation of Peace," and the symbol is common on old Ming pottery. Optimistic officials read Into Hsuan- t'ung, or "General Proclamation," a reference to the promised constitu tion: and it Is confidently exnocted that this child emperor, when he come of age, will Inaugurate a new reglm ot progress and reform in the govern ment of China. UPTON'S PTJBLICrrY METHODS. Bays Ther Is Mock Vlrlna la Adver tlalaar and 4b Irk Action. "I dare aay I owe a great deal of my success to advertising," says Sir Thomas Lipton In the Strand. "I al ways tried to get hold of some new method. To attract attention I used! to post cartoons In my shop window. In later years, when my business had spread on one occasion I engaged an aeronaut to throw out from his car 10,000 telegraph messages addressed to one of my shops. I offered prizes to the first twenty people who arrived with a message, and, the finders com ing from all parts of tho city, much popular Interest resulted. "Advertisement sometimes, as I have found, results most unexpectedly and from untoward conditions. About S I was awakened by the telephone bell ringing In my bedroom. Springing out of bed, I soon learned that a fire had broken out at my Newry branch. Ou arrival at the scene of the fire I found nothing could be saved, so I Immedi ately telegraphed to my Dublin and Belfast stores and ordered a fresh stock of provisions to be sent by pas senger trains. Meanwhile I found an other shop close by, and at the usual hour the following morning I had tha new premises In fuil working order. And there was more business done at tha second shop than at the first. The fire, It appeared, had drawn public at tention to us, and our smartness tn opening another shop so quickly "waa practically appreciated." The flower of the family lao't tartly a blooming IdloC