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Japanese A World Menace? By ST. NIHAL SING (Copyright, by Joseph B, Bowles.) During and Immediately succeeding the Russo-Japanese war the press of Europe and Amerlc went Into ecsta sies orer the prowess of the Japanese soldier and the level headedness and strategic ability of the officers who en gineered the task of grappling with the Russian army and navy. Enthus. lastlc panegyrics were written re garding the sacrifices which the pa triotic islanders had made to avert a menace to their national existence. Lavish praise was bestowed on the wonderful manner in which Japan, In a brief term of years, had modernized and prepared itself to whip tho occi dental with his own weapons. During the last few months the tenor of comments has considerably changed, and In many instances edi torial writers are deploring the fact that any "fuss" ever was made about the achievements of Japan. The peo ple have commenced to remark that, after all Is said and considered, tho Japanese are ordinary humans and not supernatural beings, and the Pacific coast influx of Japanese immigrants haa created an extensive and Inten sive alarm, and caused thinkers and statesmen to pause and consider that the Japanese aggressiveness, fanned Into volcanic activity by the successes In the Russo-Japan war. constitutes a menace to tho world at least to the Pacific coast of North America. And It is not the Occident alone which is cogitating over the world menace of Japan. The orient also Is displaying unmistakable signs of being fearful of the menacing position and tactics which the island nation has assumed of late. Like the Occident, the entire ori ent showed unbounded admiration of Japan's struggle with Russia. To the orient the issues involved In the Russo-Japan war meant more than they did to the western world. The Asians were enthusiastic and appre ciative of Japan's proving to the Oc cident that an Asiatic nation was cap able of using western methods of warfare to defeat a western people: and if possible the praise of the orient was more lavish than that of the Occident But, as in America and Europe, the Asian attitude toward the mikado's subjects has undergone a great change. Asia has become fearful of the methods Japan is em ploying to secure commercial mar kets and proclaiming its political suzerainty in Asiatic countries. The first shock was occasioned by the excesses committed by Japan In Korea. To the entire continent it was patent that Japan was not assum ing the suzerainty of Korea for altru istic purposes; the peninsula was to be rid of the Russian and to be util ized by the expanding Nipponese. It was expected by eastern peoples that the Japanese would make the civiliza tion and development of Korea audits resources a mere secondary object; very few Asiatics had expected that they would subject the Koreans to tho militarism since forced upon -them. Japan can offer but feeble excuses for her policy of self-glorification and ex pansion and for Inaugurating a reign of terrorism In Korea. Her present attitude toward China and ber administration of Manchuria unmistakably indicate that the Jap- DIPLOMACY OF Of Course Washerwoman Didn't Real u ly Want Beer, But -' "Now, Miss Sallle," said the woman who comes Monday morning and plays tunes on the washboard. "To has to take mighty., good calh o' yo brain, doesn't yo'? 'Case dat's how yo' aU earns yo' llvin', Jes' wld nothln' at all but yo' brain what's in yo haid. To' cain't take nothln' strong, case yo brain ain't goln' to wprk if yo' takes anythin' stronger dan tea or coffee. To' cain't drink no beer nor nothln like dat I nebber cares for beer myself, less it is when I'm doln' a big washln' and gets all tired and gone-like. Dat's de only time I ever do take even one glass cf beer. Oh. no Miss Sallle, you says yo' halnt got any beer in de house so 111 Jes' drink some strong tea, No'm m-m, I wouldn't tlnk ob going after some, no indeed why. tank yo' Miss Sallle, if de plc " neh- Mi 1' ' toA as to lib da nlclal, I fckom I lanese are determined to carry their operations farther in the continent If the Chinese reports are to be re lied upon, It Is certain that the Jap anese are making the best of their tenure of Manchuria, By practically monopolizing Its trade; by offering special facilities to her own merchant princes and captains of Industry, by transDlantlna- the petty shopkeepers and affording profitable employment In railroad and government offices to the Japanese proletariat etc., they are paving the way for complete domina tion. Japan's program of expansion, It may be remarked, Is much like that of England. The island nation of the orient appears to be bent the same way as the island nation of the occl lent England went to India for trade purposes. The East-India Company, a purely commercial organization of monopolists, finding that the govern ment of the day In India was Impotent and that general lawlessness and an archy prevailed, formed visions of ob taining the political supremacy of Hlndostan; since the throttling of the Indian industries and ,the control of the East-Indian markets could then, by control of the tariff, be more effec tively and easily brought about When the English went to India It was the East-Indian "gold" that at tracted them. At that time the coun try was Industrially prosperous. East Indian muslins and brass and wood art work were the furore of France and England in that day; but with in a few decades the law was so made and administered by the British that English manufactures dis placed the East-Indian, Just as the Englishman displaced ths natives of the land in the government offices. Within a few generations the East Indians fell from their pre-eminent In dustrial position and to-day, by means of a boycott of English goods and various other devices employed to overcome the barriers placed in their way by the alien tariff makers and administrators, they are Just re generating themselves from the low est and most discouraging sloughs of decadence. Japan's career in Korea and Man churia significantly shows that the subjects of the. mikado are following In the footsteps of their occidental ally. For commercial purposes rail roads, telegraphs, post offices, electric lights, etc., have been established in India, and a few million of East-Indians have been enabled to come in close contact with western culture; but India has paid a woeful price for these features of modernization and the benefits which have accrued to India from them are merely incidental. Japan's political administration of Korea and Manchuria may add these and probably other features of civiliza tion; It may lead to imparting educa tion to Koreans and Manchurlans; but this will be incidental and for these advantages Korea and Manchuria will pay a most exorbitant price. When the Anglo-Japanese treaty was signed a few years ago, the peo ple of -India, who had expected that the Japanese Would display Asia-for-the-Aslatics sentiments. . denounced the alliance and expressed keen disap pointment that an Asian nation should join a European power to keep India, an oriental country, under subjection. Hlndostan was bitterly chagrined. This disappointment is becoming acuter and changfng Into a feeling of resentment since the development of Japanese plans for exploiting Korea and Manchuria. The people of India are fast awakening to the conscious ness that the foreign policy of Japan is not to merge In an Asla-for-the Asiatics combine, but to reserve Asia for the Japanese. These apprehensions of the East-Indians are amply Justified by the senti ments of the Japanese, crystallized in si recent frank statement by Count Okuma, the Japanese statesman, made before the Kobe chamber of com merce. He said: "You can go everywhere with ease A HIGH ORDER cain't disappoint yo' all. Is dls pitch er clean?" New York Times. Popular 8clence. In San ' Francisco the campaign against rats, as spreaders of the plague, is a subject of universal dis cussion. A conversation reported by a writer in the Call shows that the topic has reached even the children. "Wot they bunting np all rats ferr "Aw, don't yer know nothing? Rats has the plague, an' if you see one you'd better look out 'cause youll get it too, maybe." "If you Just see a rat do you get itr "Aw, dont yer know nothing? You've got the plague when you've been bit by a flea what's been bit by a rat what's been bit by a Bailor." Simplicity. "Dont" advises an advocate of short words, "say numerous when you mean many." Why say many when yoa mean lots? '. and pleasure under the protection of the Japanese fleet Being oppressed by the Europeans, the 800,000,000 peo ple of India are looking for Japanese protection. They bare commenced to boycott European merchandise. If, therefore, the Japanese let the chance slip by and do not go Into India, the Indians will be disappointed. If one will not take gifts from heaven, heaven may send one misfortune. From old times, India has been a land of treasure. Alexander the Great ob tained there treasure sufficient to load 100 camels and Mohammedan At tlla also obtained riches from India. Why should not the Japanese stretch out their hands towards that country, now that (he people are looking to the Japanese? The Japanese ought to go to India, the South ocean, and other parts of the world." Count Okuma has since corrected this report of bis speech and declares that he did not mean that Japan should politically snbjugate India, but only meant that the island nation should commercially exploit It Raman da Chatterjt, the editor of the Mod ern Review, one of the highest class East-Indian publications under purely native management trenchautly com ments on this point: "It is not often that we shall hear so honest an avowal as is contained in this extract,of the real alms and Inten tlons of Japan. . . . The Japanese ambassador In London was referred to before publication for his comment on Count Okuma's speech, and be au swered that it referred only to trade interests. It will be strange Indeed if Englishmen can accept this expla nation. A speech which referred to trade Interests only, founds all its sanction not on South soa or char tered enterprises, not on the history of factories or merchant colonizations, but on Alexander the Great on Mo hammed and on Attlla. . . . The Eng llsh are alone In Europe in being blind to the aims of Japanese foreign policy. . . . Certain It Is that should Enaiish policy drive the people of any Asiatic country Into a despairful acceptance of the Japanese, the peo ple of that land would ever after have cause to curse the day.' If we want to know what are likely to be the methods of Japanese rule, it is well that we should keep our eyes upon Korea," All the other enlightened Astatic countries share this East-Indian attl tude towards Japan. China appears to be wide-awake in this respect From the manner in which the Cetes tlals are protesting against allowing the Japanese to smuggle arms and provisions of war into Manchuria at the present time it is evident that tho Dragon Empire is alive to the menac ing attitude Japan has assumed toward Asia. The possibility of a war between Japan and China perhaps depends upon how full the coffers of the Japanese exchequer are; or how much money England and other pro- Japanese occidental nations can loan the mikado's government; but certain It Is that the entire orient is vibrant with a dread of the new Japanese slogan: "AbIs for the Japanese." The World Gets On. Yet the world sets on as if it were rainattttited In the wisest manner im aginable! Irregularity is a part of ourselves. Our political world is much like our globe; though ugly enough it managea to get on. It would be folly to wish that all the moun Ana aeaa and rivers were drawn in regular, geometrical figures; it would be a still greater folly to expect con ummate wisdom from man; as if one should suggest giving wings to dogs, or horns to eagles. voiiaire. To Surpass Eiffel Tower. M. Tournay, a Belgian engineer, has been commissioned by the committee for the international exhibition 'at Brussels in 1910 to erect a tower at Ixelles which will be much higher than ths Eiffel tower. The cost is estimated at 1240 noo. The Evidence. "That is a honeymoon pair in the next seat," whispered the cigar drum mer. "Yes." laughed the modern Sher lock, "and 111 wager ten doUan against a doughnut that he kissed her going through the tunnel" "Did you see him?" "No, but I see something now. He had a smutty spot on his nose when the train entered the tunnel and now she has one, too." Keep Brain m Condition. Exercise the brain on every subject and keep it from getting lazy by mak ing it work. There is no danger of exhausting it it He the muscle of the arm, it is not strained; indeed, like the same muscles, it gains strength with exercise, . until brain work becomes a pleasure Instead of a hardship. iT" If the chickens that are scratching up the things you have planted in your garden could ape! they would probably cry out: "Let us alone!" I "S mm CABINET THE WATERMELON RIND. LD Unci IUstus, on the fence Sat munching on a million; His wife. Aunt Bally. came alone. "What yo' got dar, yo vlllyunr For old Aunt Sally she waa mad, Now, a In' y o 'ItamedT' says aha. "To at dat watennlllloa UP. An' left de rind for me. L a. H ornery coon:" 1 Bald Sally, "Nebber mind, I'll make presarvea ob ebery scrap Ob dls yer melon rind. "I'll boll It all up till It's clar, Cut off dat ereen aroun' An let it drain de augar, den, Kadde half poun' fr poun. "Den pour It hot In nice gtasa Jam, I tell yo', tan, it'a fine. Let Kaatua eat de million up, Aunt Bally gtta de rind!" Cottage Cheese. In the country and smaller towns where there is plenty of sour milk, this can be easily made, and is very nutritious. Pour boiling water on the thick milk in the pan in which it has turned sour, stirring as you pour. As soon as the milk separates from the whey and begins to appear cooked, let It settle. In a minute or two most of the water and whey can be poured off. If not cooked, more hot water may be used. Squeeze the curd very dry, and add salt and cream to taste. In very hot weather, when the milk has turned quickly, the milk will be good enough to. eat without the cream. Some add pepper, others prefer sugar. Eaten in any way It Is very wholesome. For a change, add chopped nuts, and roll into balls. Gems for Late Breakfast When you have overslept and break fast is late, these gems can be made while the family is dressing. Beat to gether one cup sweet milk, one and one-half cups flour, one egg, one spoon salt and one of baking powder. Have the pans hot and the oven, too, and bake 15 minutes. Nobody will have to wait for these. THE B0ST0NIAN'8 BROWN BREAD. OW that we are Indulging- In Dlacusalon gaitronom ical, You'll find within the lines subjoined Sug-geatlons econom . leal. One teacup and the frac tion, half. Of coarae flour, yclept Graham, One-half rup of mo laaaea, but - Of cornmeal. Just the One pint of lacteal fluid From the animal bo vine: Half teaapoon saleratua To steamer then conalgn. Steam it three hours by correct Degrees of Fahrenheit Tou may, without mendacity Pronounce the bread "all rtghtP HOMELY G08SIP. In making gravies, it Is usually a nuisance to stop and wait for the flour to brown, as during the process the dinner gets cold. A way to solve this problem is to keep on hand some browned flour. This can be put into the grease and the water added at once. Gravies should be stirred over a hot fire, and not allowed to simmer as they must be quickly made. Place all meat in boiling water as this retains the juices. In making stews, if the meat has already been coked, be sure to make the gravy first Then boil the onion and seasoning, adding the meat only when the. other Ingredients are thoroughly cooked. Use kerosene for polishing lamp chimneys. It serves the double pur pose of cleaning and shining. But do not use it on the windows, as it makes them catch the dirt more easily. Boll the wash rags in sal soda two or three times a week, and hang out of doors all day. A nice way to In sure keeping them for separate use, is to sew a tiny bit of different colored braids on each; then teach the chil dren to "stick to their colors." For washing dishes a small mop stick is a great convenience, and may be bought for a nickel It Is especial ly good to save the hands when strong washing powders are used. - Remedy for Hiccoughs. A aevere case of hiccoughs is dan gerous, though It is stated upon ex cellent authority that there is a pleas ant remedy that is almost Instantane ous in giving relief, that of giving ths patient ice creacL It has been prov en successful numerous times In very severe cases, too, . . Noah was naming the animals. "However," be muttered, "It's no fun If one can't bet" Herewith he lost Interest In the horse. New York Sun. Even a married man may have bla own way after his wife decides on the direction. Miss Aacum When Mr. Rlcbley saw my photograph yesterday he said It was very pretty, didn't he. Come now, honest? Miss Chellus No; quite the reverse. He said it was a good likeness. Philadelphia Press. " Mrs. Noselgh Jane, you haven't washed the front windows In over a week. Jane No'm. I didn't think it necessary since the neighbors across the street moved away. Bohemian. A girl's engagement Is no sooner an nounced than all her male acquaint ances begin to sit up and kke notice of her attractive qualities. Once in a great while-a man may be able to attribute bis poverty to his honesty. A beautiful illustrated catalogue will be sent free to those Interested In a business- education. For a copy address Lawrence Business College, 724 Mass. St., Lawrence, Kan. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. . The beggar's story Is a touching tale If it makes a hit. Even when the worst comes it Is best to make the best of it "By their fruits ye shall know them" alBo applies to family trees. How we hate people who catch us in the act of doing things we ought to be ashamed of. Girls of the present day Imagine It Is more dignified to be a breadwinner than a brendmaker. You might Just as well make up your mind to stand for what fate bands you whether you like it or not There's nothing a woman enjoys more than telling how much better her busband's digestive apparatus works since she married him. Twin Souls. Miss , Smartt You don't seem to think very much of Mr. Jorklns, yet you are with him a great deal. Mr. Swelle Oh! I know he's an awful Idiot; but what can I do? His political views are the same as mine Illustrated Bits. "An', Weary, wot Is It you wants de most in all dls wide world?" "A square meal, Dippy." "An' wot is It you wants de least?" "De Vice Prest dency, Dippy." Cleveland . Plain Dealer. The worst feature of a rolling stone Is not that it gathers no moss, but that It goes down hill. Kansas City Directory. A GIFT FOR YOU. F.F.O.G. 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