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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
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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.
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
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
"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
"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
" 'He's some classy lookln',' she says.
To look at inn you'd think he was the
guy that owned the machine,' she
"Aw, go chase yourself," muttered
uaviu, nipping over tne leaves or the
"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.
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
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.
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.
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.
(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
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
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
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
"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
What a grand old world this would
b to llv In if opportunity knocked
at a man' door aa oftQ at th bUJ
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
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
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
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,
"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
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
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.
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
Which. In calm days, men (tar.e on aw
fully, My heart grows heavy; but one
thought sublime
Rises, and therewith the uplifting
Of morning star comes back remem
bertnxly: Woman, thou art that thought. In
whom I know
That I alono gave Time his tyrant
Dropping my foolish lids of clay too
For, tanking up, I see great Love, far.
Above nil changes, like a steadfast
Behind the pulsings of the northern
James Hussoll Ixwell.
An Incomplete
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
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
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."
"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
"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,
"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.
"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
"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
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
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
"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
"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
"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'
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,
. . . .
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.
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

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