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SNAPSHOTS
The Fanny Things One Sees
Smiling Round tie World
MARSHALL P. WILDER
(Copyright, by Joseph B. Bowles.)
While at the Imperial hotel, Toklo,
we were permitted to witness a pop
tlon of a Japanese wedding, that la,
the feast and reception. Like our He
brew friends in America, the . Japa
now hire the parlors of a hotel, chiefly
because their little doll houses are ao
small. It was very funny; the women
all like embarrassed Images, done up
in' their best kimonos and not saying
a word, while the men, in stiff, badly
fitting European "store clothes," stood
around In little groups and talked,
looking like animated tailors' dum
mies. One young man picked out a native
air on the piano with one finger,
while the children were the only ones
who were at all happy, or didn't look
as if they wished they hadn't come.
Says Mrs. Peace to Miss Sharp, a
caller: "My husband and I never dis
pute before the children. When a
quarrel seems Imminent, we always
vend them out."
Miss Sharp: "Ah, I've often won
dered why they're bo much in the
street!"
Hateful thing, wasn't she?
English is quite generally spoken,
particularly among the boys. The
rickshaw men almost all have a smat
tering, and can tell the different points
of interest, though frequently one has
to make some rather wild guesses as
to what they mean. When, however,
the fact has been grasped that "de
wotomy" means "department," and
ONE OCCUPANT WAS A
"sea soldare" means "sea soldier or
marine." "Horean Agatlon" means
"AuBtrian legation," these, with other
numberless examples, make conversa
tion fairly plain sailing.
One Bees many signs in English, but
the people who make them have their
own Ideas as to arrangement. For in
stance, in Yokohama may be seen a
sign over a butcher shops that reads,
"nefandhenmeat." It looks like some
foreign word, but after close inspec
tion resolves Itself into "Beef and hen
meat."
In Tokio a jewelry store has on the
window, "The Watches Shop," and
tacked on a fence at the top of a high
hill I saw the following:
"As danger 1b, should not throw
the stones."
....;.. a - 0 . 9.
Japanese trains are small and slow,
and seem not to think it necessary
ever to be on time. Smoking Is al
lowed in every class, even in the
sleeping cars.
For my sins I traveled one night In
one of these Japanese sleeping cars,
and It will always stand out In my
memory as one of the most uncom
fortable I ever passed. The cars are
divided Into compartments, two long
leather seats facing each other, run
ning across the. car. The backs of
these seats lift up and, propped by
poles, make four berths altogether.
The bedding Is clean and sufficient,
tut there are no springs in the beds,
absolutely no 'privacy, and one tiny
window for the whole compartment,
public opinion being usually divided
as to whether it shall be opened or
closed. - '
' This reminds me of a story my
friend. CoL Cody ("Buffalo Bill") used
to telL He said that once upon a time
an Englishman who had never been
In the west before was his guest They
Were riding through a Hock Mountain
canyon one day, when suddenly a tre
mendous gust of wind came swooping
down upon them, and actually carried
the Englishman clear off the wagon
seat After he had been picked op, he
combed the sand and gravel out o( tie
whiskers and tald: .
"I say! I think you overdo ventila
tlou In this bloomin' country!"
My berth was over the wheels, and
this, together with a roadbed of which
a coal railroad In Pennsylvania would
be ashamed, produced such jolts and
bumps that my brain felt as though It
had been through an egg-beater. The
compartment was full, one occupant
being a German army officer, who, be
side being In full uniform, even to
enormous fur-lined overcoat, sword
and spurs, brought In to choke the
little availablo space a satchel, a
largo flat wicker hamper and a pack
ing box. He also had a very Indus
trious and far-reaching snore with
him. .
The third occupant being a travel
ing Catholic priest and, like the sol
dler, a man of huge proportions, I was
rather Interested to know which of
these was to occupy the berth over
me, for it seemed a flimsy sort of af
fair, and I took particular pains to see
that it was well propped up.
I was rather relieved to find It was
to be the soldier, for I consoled myself
with the old adage that the pen Is
mightier than the sword and declde'd
It would be a worse calamity to have
the church down on me than the army.
Even if sleep with all these consider
ations had been possible, the frequent
stops would have completely put It to
flight, for the moment a train arrives
at a station, no matter what the time
of night, the sellers of lunch boxes,
hot milk, tea or tobacco begin to cry
their wares, in tones that are like the
wallings of lost souls, and for penetra
tion and volume unequalled by any
thing in my experience.
The sellers of tea at the stations will
give one a small teapot filled with
hot tea, and a tiny cup, all for three
S3n, or a cent and a half In American
money.
At the railroad stations during the
war with Russia one was sure to see
parties of wounded soldiers returning
from the front; or those who were de
parting for the seat of war. These
latter were always attended by a
crowd of men and women, who waved
small Japanese flags and gave a shout
as the train moved away. This shout
Is really more of a screech than a
good, round cheer, such as would be
heard in America, for It seems as If
there is some physical reason why
GERMAN ARMY OFFICER.
the Japanese people cannot raise their
voices without producing the most
blood-curdling sounds. The street
cries are all strident and unpleasant;
the commands of ofPcers to their men
tinny and rasping-like, while Japanese
Blnglng, to a foreigner, is conducive to
nervous prostration. As for the brass
bands, their music is like unto nothing
under the heavens or I will safely
wager above them. And their fond
ness for American airs Sousa's
marches and the like adds to the tor
ture. ' "Marching Through Georgia" is
a prime favorite with them, but I
would have to study over the tune, as
they produced it, a long while before
Picked Out a Native Air en the Plana
I would dare take my oath that I had
ever heard It before.
I
I have spoken somewhat of the i
ternal attitude of these people. 0r
their Interior attitude of heart and
mind much more might be said, espe
cially in regard to their late war with
Russia, which was going on at the
time of " my visit This was gome
thing they would not talk about Any
mention of the subject was met with
an adroit change of the conversation
Into ether channels; but inters
patriotism, the most supremo confi
dence In their ultimate success
reigned In every heart Examplea of
the most heroic self-sacrifice. were not
lacking." A Japanese mother had
given her three eons to the war. The
first was reported slain. She smiled
and said, "It Is well. I am happy."
The second lay dead upon the field.
She smiled again, and said, "I am
still happy." The third gave up his
life, and tbey said to her: "At last you
weep!" "Yes!" she said, "but it Is
because I have no more sons to give
to my beloved country!"
Now, this Is all very beautiful, but
as my mission In life Is laughter In
stead of tears, I want to say that it
reminds me of a little story of our
country and our war the war of the
great rebellion. When, in answer to
the call for troops, the blood of our
noble volunteers had been poured out
upon southern fields for three long
years, there arose a class of men
called "bounty Jumpers" who, acting
as substitutes for drafted men and
taking a large sum of money for the
Job, sometimes "Jumped the bounty"
and ' disappeared instead of going to
the front to serve Uncle Sam. These
men were subjected to a medical ex
amination which. In the hands of un
scrupulous physicians (who received a
large fee if the man "passed"), was
not always as rigorous as it should be.
A doctor who was seen coming out of
the examining room with a very sour
face was greeted by a friend with a
"Hello, Doc! What's the matter!
Dldnt you pass your man?"
"Pass nothln'l"
-Why, he looked all right!"
"All right! Why he was sound as a
Always Walk Ahead of the Horse and
Dray.
nut; but the colonel of Ihe regiment
suggested we stand him up on a high
table and make him jump to the floor,
and, by Jove! if his confounded glass
eye didn't fall out and spoil the whole
business!"
While Japanese men are more and
more adopting European dress, the
women assume it very slowly, the men
not encouraging it seeming to prefer
their womenkind in the national cos
tume. . There Is reason certainly for
this preference, for a Japanese woman
is picturesque in her own costume,
even though she may not come up to
standards of western beauty. While
in the borrowed plumes of other coun
tries she is like the daw decked out
in peacock feathers, that neither be
came him, nor made him other than
he was.
The working class still cling to the
ancient costume and methods. To-day
ladders are made of bamboo, the rungs
lashed fast 'th rope, as they have
been made .'or generations. The
streets are watered with .little carts
having a row of holes at the back,
and pulled by men, who fill them slow
ly and laboriously one bucket at a
time, while the .sidewalks are watered
by two perforaUd buckets, suspended
from a bamboo pole laid across the
shoulders of a min, who trots la and
out between the jople, turning and
twisting until the calk Is thoroughly
sprinkled.
Everything seem to be done the
hardest way, and those a who work,
work very hard. Thi few men who
have a horse dray never alt and drive,
even when the dray 1 empty, but al
ways walk ahead, dragging the patient
brute along. Loads are more frequent
ly carried on , hand-cans, pulled by
men, women or boys, li going up a
hill three or four men will pull or
push, intoning a sort of droning song
as they work.
In the country districts life In its
most primitive and ancient aspects
may be seen, la .the rice fields men
and women work elde by aide, their
ankles bleeding from contact with the
stubble, wielding tools of a pattern as
old as the cultivation of the grain.
' the evolution of the . new Japan
from the chrysalis of the old ll an in
teresting study Just now.- AH sign!
point toward the springing up of I
new country, full-fledged, ready to
spread its bright Wings and fly away
from the old, that has wrapped It
dose for so many waturiesj bet the
tb&t ti not yet '
FOR LEMON CUSTARD PIE.
First Bake Crust Before Putting In the
Ingredients.
A lemon custard pie that Is alwaya
appreciated is made In this wise: The
crust Is baked first as an open shell,
perforating It In several places with a
fork before putting In the oven, to
avoid blistering. For the filling, cream
together one-half cupful of sugar and
butter the site of a walnut Add the
juice of half a lemon and two table-
spoonfuls of boiling water, and lastly,
the beaten yolks of three eggs. Grate
In a little of the rind and cook in
double boiler until thick. Beat the
whites of the eggs to a stiff froth and
then stir In after the filling Is taken
from the fire. Pour all in the open
crust already baked, and set in oven
for a few minutes. If a meringue Is
desired, whip the whites to a froth,
add two tablespoonfuls pulverised
sugar, spread over the top, and dry
slowly la the oven until an Inch thick
and a golden brown. '
A lemon pie that is absolutely reli
able is made in this way: Have ready
.he pastry shell. Dissolve one table-
spoonful of cornstarch In a little cold
water. Pour over a teacupful of boil
ing water, stirring all the time until
clear and free from lumps. Add one
tablespoonful of butter and a small cup
ful of sugar, and cook a few
moments longer, 8et on back
of range and add tbe beaten
yolks of two eggs and the juice
and grated yellow rind of one lemon.
Stir until well blended and pour in
crust Set In the oven a few minutes
with the door left open, while prepar
ing the meringue, made from the
whites of the eggs beaten stiff
to wjjlch two scant tablespoonfuls
sugar have been added. Spread even
ly over the pie and set on the grate
of the oven to rise Blowly and brown.
THREE RECIPE8 FOR SCALLOPS.
Stewed, Fried, or Made Into Salad,
They Are All Good.
Stewed scallops are very nice and you
can use the small ones for that pur
pose. Heat one quart of milk In
double boiler, put one-half cup of hot
water Into a granite pan, . add one
quart of scallops, bring to a good
sharp boll, and cook for three minutes.
Add them to the hot milk. Season with
pepper, salt and If liked a bit of
mace. Soften up one-fourth pound oi
butter flnd when the stew has come
to a scald. put in the butter, but do
not allow it to l;oi!. Serve with oyster
crackers rrUpwl tip In the oven and
red cabbage elaw.
Scallop Salad Boll one quart oi
scallops in Baited water, drain and
cool. Cut up in small pieces, arrange
on lettuce leaves, pouring over any
dressing you may prefer. I use my
regular mayonnaise of oil and eggs
and made in the regular way. Tou can,
however, use a boiled dressing If you
choose. It's quite as good as many
salads that are more fancy.
Fried scallops are as a rule liked
as well as any form of cooking them.
Wash and dry on a clean towel. Dip
In beaten egg and seasoned cracket
dust or fine crumbs. Place in frying
basket and plunge in boiling deep fat.
They ought to cook in four minutes.
They can also be fried In pork fat
Garnish with lemon points and pars
ley. Tartar sauce is also served by
many with fried scallops. Scallop
can be baked with bread or cracker
crumbs, similar to oysters. Any rule
you use for escalloped oysters is safe
to use, only season a little higher.
Anise Toast
Five eggs separated, one cup oi
granulated sugar, one cup of flout
sifted three times with one table
spoonful of baking powder, one table
spoonful of anise seed. Bake in two
shallow tins. When cool cut In strips
of about one inch, then through the
center. Put back on the tins, and lay
on the cut side, return to the oven,
and toast light brown on both sides.
Fine for invalids.
Delicious Waffles.
One and one-half pints of milk, one
half teaspoonful of butter and lard
melted and stirred In the milk. Stir
In sufficient sifted flour to make them
the uroper consistency. Beat hard
the yolks of three eggs and add two
tablespoonfuls of yeast beat tne
whites last and stir them Into the bat
ter gently.
The consistency of the batter should
be like griddle cakes, so that it will
mn easily Into the waffle irons.
Oil Stains.
fthrlnVU liberally With talcilffl BOW-
der and let it remain a short time.
times, after Which brush every parti
cle of powder out thoroughly, and the
spot will disappear. This applies to
an cloth front musiia te eaya.
Te Clean I Comb.
OrttSp a whisk broom firmly la right
hafid near broom tad. eomb lfl left
hand) brush between teeth Of comb
vigorously. Ton will hart a perfectly
cleat comb la I fit witU,
(18 UN ACRE REALIZED CI
crop in ran cm
ANOTHER FARMER REALIZES
122.60 PER ACRE FROM Hit
WHEAT CROP LAST YEAR.
Charles MoCormlck of Kenvflle,
Manitoba, writes:
"During the season of 1907, I had
100 acres In crop on the 8. W. quarter
of section 18, township 85, range 17
west of the Principal Meridian, Wes
tern Canada, yielded as follows:
"80 acres at 22 bushels per acre,
which I sold for 90 cents per bushel;
and 20 acres oats yielding 60 bushels
per acre I sold for 85 cents per bushel
ao that my total crop realized $2,004.
00. From this I deducted for expenses
of threshing, hired help, etc., $400.00,
leaving me a net profit on this year's
crop ot over $1,600."
Thomas Sawatxky of Herbert, Sas
katchewan, says:
"The value of my crop per acre of
wheat is $22.60. I threshed 1,750
bushels of wheat from 70 acres, and
was offered 90 cents a bushel for It
Oats, 15 acres, 500 bushels; and
barley, 5 acres, 80 bushels. 1
do not know if I have been doing
the best in this district but I know
If all the farmer were doing as well
Western Canada would have no kick
coming as far ae grain growing la
concerned; and I further say that 11
you want to put this In one of your ad
vertisements, this is true and I can
put my name to it"
BUT WAS IT THE 8AM E MELON!
Paper Carried by Darky Amount
Almost to Perpetual Permit
"A negro Just loves a watermelon,
said Representative Johnson of Soutl
Carolina. "Strange, too, that when i
policeman sees a negro with a meloi
at an unreasonable hour he has II
right down that the darky has stolet
that watermelon. I heard a story about
a policeman who met a negro in the
early hours of the morning, and he
had a big melon on his shoulder.
"'I see you have a melon there?
"Tes, Bah,' answered the darky.
Tse got er melon; but I'se fixed fet
you, sah,' and pulling out a paper he
handed it to the officer, who read:
This bearer of this is O. K. He paid
me ten cents for the melon, and he
is a pillar In 'the church. James
Elder.'
" 'Tou are fixed.' said the officer.
" "Dat's what I 'lowed,' answered the
negro. airt ho moved on." Washing?
ton Heruld. ,
PRESCRIBED CUTICURA
After Other Treatment Failed Raw
Eczema on Baby's Face Had
Lasted Three Months At Last
Doctor Found Cure.
"Our baby boy broke out with ec
gema on his face when one month old.
One place on the side of his face the
alze of a nickel was raw like beefsteak
for three months, and he would cry
out when I bathed the parts that were
sore and broken out I gave him
three months' treatment from a good
doctor, but at the end of that time the
child was no better. Then my doctor
recommended Cutlcura. After using
a cake of Cutlcura Soap, a third ot a
box of Cutlcura Ointment ana nail a
bottle of Cutlcura Resolvent he was
well and his face was as smooth as any
baby's. He is now two years ana a
half old and no eczema has reappeared.
Mrs. M. L. Harris, Alton, Kan, May
14 and June 12. 1907."
Promoting German Sculpture.
Emperor William has received Prof.
Schott the well-known sculptor, who
with Prof. Rhelnhold Begas, also a
sculptor, is actively engaged in pro
moting an exhibition of German sculp
ture In New York. The emperor gave
his approval of the exhibit tor which
statuary worth $750,000 has already
been pledged.
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