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HUE RECENT GREAT MANOEUVRES IN CHANG-Tl-FU.
rTonnub'*? handled swords, bucklers and jir.gals. Making diabolical faces and uttering awful yells, in order to ' levin twenty years ago was still a warricr cf the Middle Ages, he is now, up to date, in tho army of 30.0C0 >!insl a Japanese 'or spirit ar.d patriotism at any rate, so we are tcid by those who have seen rim on recent sad manoeuvres. The fighting machine which Yuan has created out of his mediaeval material is well equipped :here-Merfcrds, and ethers — whose confusing variety, however, docs not conduce to efficiency. Other critics —The Graphic IN THE DLNCHURCH SMITHY AND LJXCN MM. Fell had - mind when he wrole 'The Village ckstv" .. VA - |IN FRANCE THE BEAUT. FLL BRIDGE AT CAHORS THREATENED WITH DEMOLITION. *«etS . ti ■ arw^ouncement that thm beautiful towered b- ,dge cf Cahcrs. one of the most wonderful mediaeval rel.es in France, is to be demolished. o ance -♦ s»vwwnt<«g tr.s vanda ~~ I -.xceed.ng!/ unusual ia France, where historical monuments are generally regarded a^ nn s j^ nn rr * L '- : KW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3D, 1906. net writing about the old stone mill in the windswej t Midlands, but about the prehistoric Norsemen. His tarty poetry, moreover, reflect ed Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Scandi navia, rather than England, where his journeys were hurried and his impressions less vivid than on the Continent. There was a reversion to American themes after his for .-■. translations, and the ballads of IS4I have the home coloring. ■Scores of English villages have the smithy under the chestnut and the tradition that the poet halted between the church and the school and moralized as h-? watched the glowing forge, thanking the blacksmith at the end for giving him a fresh outlook on life and honest toil. Dunchurch has as picturesque a smiths as can be found in the Midlands, and clings tenaciously to the tradition that Longfellow was once in the village. With its embattled church tower, Its historic inn, its village cross and stocks, its quaint ilmhouses and its thatched cottages with square windows under the scallops, it THE 01 O AND THE NEW CHINAWOMAN. hardly needs the adventitious aid of the Long fellow smithy in order to vindicate its claim to public attenti^n. Y<-t It will not giv-: up the :nd that Longfellow was once amorig I*3 jrown cottages, and the children in the ' are taught to recite "The Village Black smith" as their own domestic drama. I do not know that it matters whi ther the original smithy was In N- w England or in Warwick- The local color is of slight consequence. The moral carries for any village, where the blink: mith stands for the simplicity of honest iab..r. L N. P. UXFAMILIAR ELEMENT. "I hear you are g"ing to Europe, colonel," said the Ohio man. "Yes, Bah." replied Colonel Bluegrass. "1 have arranged to start next week, sah." "Aren't you afraid of being seasick?" queried the other. "Oh, I expect to be seasick, sah," answered the colonel. "Watah never did agree \ \h my stomach, sah."— Chicago News. CHINA WAKING UP. Western Ideas Gaining Popularity There. "At last Western ideas have penetrated th» Chinese intelligence, and the awakening is likely I to be swift and of extraordinary importance . to the world," says "The Illustrated London : News." "The sleeping giant la rousing himself, ■ and when he shakes the counterpane of the world the nations will do well to look t<> their ! supremacy, for behind the exoiusivenes?: of _- -<? * there lie forces that need only to be set ir. mo i tion to become overwhelming The China nf to i day is not that of ten years ago Her army 13 undergoing thorough reorganization, and no longer will the Chinese appro' their ancient proverb, 'One does not take the beat iron to make hooks, nor brave men for soldiers.' Smart uniforms, modern weapons and drill are now In use on every parade ground, and even the very small boys of the nation are under military in struction. The soldierly idea Is taking root, and these small cadets are said to give every promise of smartness and efficiency. "In industrial life it is the same. The printing press of the West has come to the land where the art was known long before Caxton. The Celes tial compositor stands at European cases filling his stick, and In the machine rooms the most | perfect presses, driven by electricity, are looked after by clever workmen who have learned their ; business in Europe. Thus the Chinaman of to day receives his up-to-date newspaper. "On the railways Chinese officials drive the lat est patterns of locomotives, which are sometimes | built in China, or, if not. are put together then Iby native artificers. On the roads the motor car I has made its appearance — the antiquated , machines that Europe has cast aside, but power i ful new vehicles of from twenty to thirty horse power. It is nothing uncommon to see the staid mandarin rushing along in his motor on busi ness or pleasure, "It is regrettable that the picturesque national costume is yielding to the top hat and frock coat, but this penalty to progress has been paid by Japan, and China can hardly escape. The women of China do not adopt Paris fashions at ; home, bat they do so not infrequently when I they travel "Since they discovered that they must go- I abroad the awakening of China has become an j accomplished fact. They send representatives A BUST OF BROWNING, BY HIS SON. The bust, which is in white marble, has been sculptured by Barrett Browning, the son of the poet. It is set up in the Browning Settle ment, and was unveiled recently. to the French maniruvn.-s, and have also some cadets undt r instrnction at the French NavaJ School. In this they are only following th< ■ jal of Japan. In every science they are becoming capable, and in th<- applied sciences their x perts are to bo met with everywhere. <"h:na mea are novv a. I conduct of telephones, telegraph and rs rvlce. As engineers ih>-y ;..-. .•■ I be successful, I r ih» nation is proverbially Ingenious and neat l ed. The • 'hinaman Is patient, and although he Is sly. be seldom scamps his work. There is little doubt that he will pick up the ess f the West as quickly as the Japanese, and II re mains one of the !!i">t important problems of the age what he will do with hia knowledge oncp h»> realizes the power ii bestows. "The German Emperor i~ uneasy about tha future exploits <*f the Chinesi army. He h:i3 a vision of the tide ■ f yellow conquest rolling westward over Asia and Europe, and it would seem thai he doubts whether even the 'salt of the earth' will t»- able to withstand it.. But the i 'hiriM m:in ia commercial; militarism does n.)t attract him, in the first Instance, and h>- may, like Germany, decidi for pai iflc aggression. The yellow man, md i. has the ball at his f.>.,t. It is hard to say l\>-\\ far h>- will send it." a