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Strange Ceremony in Japan, In
cluding Vaudeville, Marks
Turn nniiA nf Awchin
BUILDING COST $10,000,000
Impressive Manifestation! of Loyalty
Featured the Solemn Shinto Cere,
monies Voices Silent Dur
ing Worship.
Tokyo. After six years' labor and
rii expenditure eMiii'ated at $10,000,
fOO, the national shrine to the late
Emperor Mutsuhlto was opened re-'
jrently with soloiun Shinto ceremonies,
and amid impressive manifestations
of loyalty, tor three days the popu
lace u Tokyo celebrated the occasion.
Etr.v street "as decorated with bunt
ing, and from the humble door lan
terns were displayed at nl,'ht.
The municipality gave a flower show
and open-air performances and the
atrical performances In Hlbtyn park,
but for the most part the festivities
-were co-oporatively organized by the
citizens In different wards. At hun
dreds of central points stages had
been erected, where vaudeville shows
were given and there were fireworks
both night and day.
Thousands From Country.
Over 230,000 persons from the coun
itry districts visited the city during
the festival.
The shrine Is a typical Shinto build
ing of plain wood, and of the simplest
possible construction. The opening
ceremony wus attended by over 2,000
persons and officials, jind lasted about
three hours Thu central feature was
.he delivery to Prince Ichljo, warder
ef the shrine, of the name tablets of
the late emperor, ami their installa
tion In the inner sanctuary.
Prince Kujo, a relative of the em
peror, delivered u commemorative ora
tion to which Prince Ichljo replied.
.The shrine was thereafter opeued to
the public and at least 500,000 people
worshiped before It during the re
mainder of the day.
Tin- scene where these multitudes
of people were paying their respects
to the memory of the dead emperor
was Impressive. The main entrance
to the shrine Is by means of a new
mid very brood road about two miles
In length. Along this road all the day
and evening two great strings of peo
j'le poured, one going to the shrine,
the other returning.
The wh.de of this roadway was
nrllllantly lighted and decorated with
flags and ornamental lanterns. But
once the torll at the entrance to the
shrine had been passed a treat change
came over the scene. The modern
world was left behind, the gold and
red ornamentation ceased and the rest
of the way was made under the shade
of gigartlc pine trees, which might
have been part of the virgin forests
of old Japan.
Pilgrims were admitted In groups of
about 200. . Their journey ended in a
small paved courtyard Inclosed with a
low will. The shrine, a low, severely
piiilu building, was opposite the gate
way, and by the dim light of two large
paper lanterns about a dozen white
robed priests were seen moving slow
ly back and forth within the doorway.
They were sweeping, up the coins that
rained continually on the steps of the
Voices Are Silent.
Not a sound could be heard except
the light band-clapping of the wor
shipers calling on the enshrined spirit
of the emperor. No human voice was
heard. There was not even tin audible
prayer; in complete silence the multi
tude paid their respects to the spirit
of Meiil and passed on.
On the two following days the
shrine wus again visited by hundreds
of thousunds, and the proceedings
were enlightened by wrestling and oth
er public entertainments near the
shrine. The crown prince, on behalf
of the emperor, worshiped at the
shrine on the second day.
It Is Intended to associate the young
men of Japan especially with the
Meljl shrine. A huge stadium will be
built in the grounds of the shrine,
and It Is expected that the principal
athletic events- of Japan will be con
tested there In the future.
Mountaineers Make Daring At
tempt to Climb Giant of
the Himalayas.
Duke, by the Hour.
In Concord, Mass., there used to be
a liveryman who rented horses for
trips around the town, all his horses
except one. Duke Invariably was rent
ed by the hour. One day, when the
liveryman was about to retire on a
good-sized competence, he explained:
"Puke." he said, "Illustrates the pos
sibility of visible motion without high
ly visible progress." It should be un
derstood that the liveryman dated back
to the day of the Concord school of
philosophy. "Duke," he explained,
"makes no money by the trip, but by
the hour . . . well, Duke when
In rood form can trot for five minutes
In the shade of a tree."
The 157 Varieties.
Of the 157 varieties of passenger
cars made in the United States, thirty-five
come from Michigan. Indiana
Is next with twenty-three. Ohio has
twenty-two. New York fifteen and
Pennsylvania and Illinois are tied at
ten each. There are 122 automobile
manufacturing foncerns outside of
Brltlah Explorers Get 21,000 Feet Up
Mount Klnchlnjufloa and Are Com.
palled to Stop by Bad Weather
Encounter Difficulties.
Manchester, England. A Manches
ter Quardian correspondent at Calcut
ta remarks that great Interest has
been aroused by an attempt to climb
Mount Klnchlnjunga, one of the giants
'of the Himalayas.
Harold Raeburn, editor of Moun
talueerhig Art, and C. Q. Crawford of
the Assam civil sevlce, both mem
berg of the Alpine club, were known
to be conducting preliminary explora
tions In the hope of finding an easy
access to the summit.
More than one skirmish in the
vicinity of Klnchlnjunga was made,
though the rains at the time were
heavy and the ever-shifting Ice fields
In the mountains were likely to come
down In terrific avalanches, making
all climbing impossible without seri
ous risk to life.
Their explorations led the climbers
along the course of the Talung river,
which takes Its rise in the Talung
glacier. Here they crossed streams,
the bridges of which had been washed
away, and passed impenetrable for-
lests, through which they had to hew
their way for several days. Un
dnunted by the rainy weather, they
traveled ulmost straight north to
I'amionghi, across the Giuchu Pass,
10,480 feet, to the Talung glacier,
which is' almost immediately to the
south of Klnchlnjunga, and there ob
tained a glorious view of the moun
tains. Encounter Great Difficulties.
The party returned to Darjeellng
and made their final preparations, en
gaging coolies and large quantities of
stores. The rains, however, were so
severe that it was not until September
2 that the two explorers were able to
get away. Traveling out by the Sln
gnlila ridge, they attacked Kinchin
junga on the southwest side and ex
plored the glaciers. Access to the
summit by that direction was found
difficult, but the party persevered and
Fvenfually camped out at a level of
10.000 feet.
Here more difficulties were met and
bad weather was experienced. Snow
began to rail ana ine expedition be
come Increasingly hazardous; A fur
ther thousand feet was overcome, but
at. this point the attempt bad to be
The return was made by a new
snow pass about 18,000 feet high. The
weather wus at first exceedingly bad,
but conditions became better later.
There was no rain on lower level, al
though ocJtMdonnl snow showers were
met higher uiJmuOilwruble difficulty
was experienced When returning, ow
ing to the depth of new snows on the
Slkkhim side, which were probably due
to the bad weather experienced In the
latter part of .Septeniher. Finally the
party reached Dnrjeellng In the mid
dle of October, having been away
over a month. Iioth the explorers
were greatly Impressed by the peaks,
but confident that, given good weath
er, the summit could be attulned.
. Attempt Made In 1899.
It U Interesting to recall that a
similar attempt was made 'by Douglas
W. Fresbfield In 1800. Mr. Freshfleld
was led to undertake the exploration
by the fact that owing, as he says,
partly to cost and the difficulty of
travel In Sikkblin and partly to the
obstacle presented by the Nepalese
frontier, no European had up to the
Slid of the nineteenth century gone
around the mountain. Even Sir
Joseph Hooker did not approach near
nough to explore the glaciers of the
giant. As for official surveys, these,
according to Mr. Freshfleld, have al
ternately Ignored and caricatured the
Mr. Freshfleld did not think much
of Ills tour frjm a climbing point of
"It Is, of course. Impossible," he
writes, "to go up and down 75,000
feet without some climbing in the pop
ular sense of the word, but In the
technically Alpine sense we had far
too little mountaineering for my taste.
Rope and lce-ax pfayed but a very
subordinate part in our journey."
Toy Train Was for himself.
Louisville, K He was' a middle
aged, man and had just bought a $35
electric train.
And shall I send it for tne little boy,
or will you take It with you?" the
clerk Inquired.
"Little boy!" the man exclaimed.
"That train Is for myself. When I was
a boy I missed the good things ot
Christmas time, and now that I am
able to afford the things I missed In
my childhood I'm going to have them.
I'm going to have a lot of fun with
this toy and then there will be flu
neighbors' children to help enjoy It."
Wrecked at Journey's End.
Anchorage, Ky.-Charles D. Teaser
and wife, after an auto trip to Detroit
and back, were seriously Injured when
their car '.-as wrecked almost at the
gate of tneir home. They were pin
lonea under the wreckage for several
alfalfa' as a refrigerator
Planted Around Farm Houses It Ha
Been Found to Reduce the Tem
perature Materially.
Refrigerators Indoors are common
enough, but It took the farmers In the
Southwest to devise one for outdoor
A farmer who happened to plant a
large field of alfalfa south of the
farmhousa noticed during the hot sum
mers that followed that his family
did not suffer from the heat as did the
neighbors. The thermometer showed a
temiernture five to ten degrees In his
Someone suggested that It might be
due to the alfalfa, tried the tempera
ture just north of other nlfalfa fields
and found the same marked difference.
Now the farmers of that region are
planting alfalfa around their dwell
ings and enjoy summer temperatures
that make a trip to the seashore need
less, according to the Golden Age.
The cnui of the coolness of winds
passing over nlfalfa fields is that the
plant absorbs much moisture, the
evaporation of which reduces the tem
perature of the air and lessens the
summer heat in the adjoining land
over which it blows.
The suggestion now Is for farmers
that wish to profit from the presence
and the bourd money of summer va
cationists to combine the profit and
utility of alfalfa with higher rates
from hot-weather boarders attracted
by the coolness of the ten-acre refrig
erator around the house.
Little by little men are beginning
to learn how to utilize the means pro
vided by a good Creator for their com
fort and well-being.
We .
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Phone .98
Threaten American Industry.
Spain Is one of the greatest Iron
ore centers of the world, shipping ore
heavily to other European countries,
ns well as to the United States, and
while It has some lnrge Iron and steel
works, Its output of the finished prod
uct has never been commensurate with
Its ore developments. Now, however,
there Is a well-defined project of the
Krupps to set up a great branch at
Bllbna, Spain, to manufacture agricul
tural machinery for the purpose of
driving out of the market American
junpanles who now have a large share
of this business.
Inventor III Rewarded.
When Joseph Jacquard In 1801 In
vented the Jacquard loom for pattern
weaving, making It possible for a com
mon weaver to do the work hitherto
done only by the most expert, there
was great objection from the weavers,
and on one occasion he was assaulted
and narrowly escaped with his life.
His only compensation for Ms valuable
Invention was a small pension.
Oysters in Season
612 Lemon St.
JOHN ATTIM, Proprietor
Regular Meal?
35 Cents
We Cater to the Tourist Trade
Try Us Once
"Nothing Cheap But the Price"
Oak and Pine
The very best, cut any way
you want it. GOOD HONEST
LOADS. Delivered on short
$2.50 Load. Phone 275
Located on G.S.&F. Track,
r W,.-. t, Atl, anA Rth Ktc.
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News ads tell where to bay.
From January 21st to January 31st
Heinz Pork and Beans, No. i, 2 cans 25c
Heinz Pork and Beans, No. 2, 2 cans ...35c
Heinz Catsup, large 35c
Heinz Catsup, small 20c
Van Camp Pork and Beans, No. 1, 2 cans....25c
Van Camp Pork and Beans, No. 2, 2 cans...-35c
H. C. Corn, No. 2 can, 1 8c or 2 for 35c
H. C. Peas, No. 2 can, 1 8c or 2 for 35c
Alpine Green Lima Beans, No. 2 can 32c
Tomatoes, No. 2 can, 10c or dozen $1.10
Tomatoes, No. 1 can, 8c or dozen 95c
Carnation Milk, tall 15c or 7 cans for $1.00
Troy Milk, tall, ic or 7 for 95c
Dime Brand Milk 20c
FRESH COUNTRY EGGS, dozen ...60c
Kingan Sugar Cured Bacon, pound 33c
Octagon Soap, large, 3 for 25c
White Naphtha, P. and G., 3 for 25c
fp?f GOODS ft
Wkl i I have that fj$
Save yourself many needless steps. Make
a list and send one of the children for the gro
ceries, fruits and vegetables you need. A child
can buy in our store as cheaply as a grown per
son. We put HONEST PRICES on HON
EST GROCERIES, and guarantee that every
thing we sell is not TAINTED with any im
purity. .
Arbuckle's Coffee, lb. 28c, 2 lbs. for ..' -55c
Chase and Sanborn Coffee, lb ;. 45c
Barrington Hall Coffee, lb 45c
Private Estate Coffee, lb --33c
Cuban Coffee, lb , 38c
Lipton Yellow Label Coffee 35c
Snowdrift Lard, 8 lb. can $1.60
Snowdrift Lard, 4 lb. can .....80c
Flakewhite, 8 lb. can ....$1.60
Flakewhite, 4 lb. can .'. 80c
Crisco, 9 lb. can $2.45
Crisco, 6 lb. can $1.70
Crisco, 3 lb. can :...8sc
Crisco, 1 12 lb. can : c
Lard Compound, pound i6c
Best Head Rice, lb IOc
Grits, 25 lbs $I00
Meal, 25 lbs $I00
Chicken Feed, 25 lbs. $1.00
Chicken Corn, 25 lbs $1.00
Phone 259

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