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H Salt Lake Travelsr Talks of
H , the Wonderful People.
i '.
I j All, Old and Young, Happy and
H industrious.
1 I
' Readiness of the Nation for War
' Intense Loyalty, Industry and
I Simple Living.
Some preconceived notions of the Jap
H! anese race are shattered by a Salt "Laker
.who recently spent several weeks in the
Orient. In view of the threatened war
between Japan and Russia his obscrva
H, tions are of peculiar interest at this
Hi time.
"The Japanese army," he says, "will
need no commissariat. Russia has been
represented as contracting: for millions
of pounds of beef, but you have not
Hj heard of Japan ordering anything. If
'necessary the Japanese soldier can put
two weeks' rations In his haversack
I and cut loose from his base of supplies,
i They need only a little rice to live on,
, nnd with this simple diet they perform
feats of endurance which astonish a
' foreigner. A naval officer told me that
Hj I ,he had occasion to travel ninety-four
1 miles in twenty-four hours. He em-
1 ployed two rickshaw' men to transport
him and to give.himself some leeway told
them he had to be at his destination in
! twenty hours. They got him over the
' ninety-four miles in eighteen hours.
They can beat any horse in traveling
long distances, and in that particular
would be superior to cavalry.
I "The Japanese are intensely patriotic.
1 You can win your way Into their hearts
, and homes by speaking constantly of
l 'New Nippon.' That means 'New Ja-
1 pan.' During the war with China, they
told me, farmers would come to town
and turn every cent they possessed' Into
i the war fund. Even women would bring
'the little sa.vlngs of years and give them
freely for the same purpose.
i ' "In my Judgment the future will see a
H league of the yellow race. Japan 1b
gaining ascendancy over China, and if
there is a war with Russia China will
H declare war against Russia. This will
1 drag England into It, which is just what
Japan is figuring on. Japan will un
doubtedly bring civilized methods Into
China, and it is then that the yellow
people will begin to control the manu
facturlng business of the world. The
Japanese are not the most intelligent of
the twp peoples. The Chinese are the
, real 'Yankees of the East,' and they are
becoming more and more important in
the business life of Japan.
."There are very few large manufac
luring establishments In Japan, but
they do a vast amount of work at their
homes. One reason for their progress Is
1 that everybody works. Even the little
toddler only 2 years old will be hand
lng screws or tools to his father. When
n. little girl is 2 years old a doll is faat
ened to her back In order that she may
H, bg prepared to carry the baby brother
HL or sisters who Is sure to be along In the
H' - next year. The other reason Is that
L they have no artificial wants. Imagine
HT 47.000,000 people with no artificial wants.
Give them a little rice, a cheap kimona
and some clogs for the feet and the' are
perfectly happy. They care for nothing
H rnore, not even amusements. A Japa-
nfese woman does not think of going to
" tne theater or keeping up with the fash
Ions. She 13 perfectly satisfied to spend
Hl1 her time in her home, caring for her
Hl children-nnd beautifying the house.
"Yet-the people are happy. Play Is al-
H1' ways commingled with work. No mat-
ter what they are doing they are always
Hh laughing and chatting. Children will be
Hjj taught to smile from Infancy. The little
Hl boy Is told that he may wreck the whole
H family by neglecting to smile wHen he is
H being corrected by his mother. 'If you
do not smile.' he is told, 'your mother
will feel bad and she will cease to
Hl smile; then, your father coming home,
1 he will find your mother looking sad.
H . He will go back to his work looking
H sour; his employer will notice his ex-
H presslon and discharge him, all because
Hi the little boy did not smile.' Under such
Hl training It is natural that everybody
should smile. Sometimes this perpetual
H smile Is an inconvenience. When a
Hl' Japanese Is employed by a European
Hj and Is censured he smiles. This leads
H the employer to think the Jap does not
H realize' his offense. The more the Euro-
H pcan swears the more broadly the Jap
Hj smiles and the madder the employer
i "The Japanese are the most polite and
H( amiable people I ever saw. I never
H heard of a quarrel or a fight on the
H streets while I was in Japan. When
H people address one another they always
H bow at the beginning and end of each
H speech. They are inveterate cigarette
H; smokers. One cigarette factory cm-
Hl ploys 6000 people. Almost every woman
H', carries a package of cigarettes in the
H- sleeve of her kimona. It was owing to
R this liablt that I unintentionally Insult-
Hi & Japanese lady. It was the first
HJ:': time I saw one of them angry and she
H' vas good and mad. Her cigarette had
H; gone out and she asked me for my cigar
Hjl for a light. Before handing the weed
H; hack to me she put It between her lips
H,! and puffed It into a bright glow, I took .
Hri i the cigar and tossed It away.
H: "Now, her act was a mark of the
R highest consideration for me. I should
H . have felt flattered at the attention, so,
Hi; when J threw' the cigar away she was
seriously Insulted, as she had a right to
H'i e, and I could tell from the way .she 1
H chattered away in Japanese that she
i was roasting me.
H: "The Japanese Idea of morality is al-
H together different from ours. Men, wo-
H men and children dress, undress and
j . bathe togethei. The thought that there
H is anything wrong in exposing the pcr-
H son Is utterly beyond theTr comprehen-
flon. The result Is that an exposure of
H an ankle or bo&om, or even entire nuditj',
suggests no evil to a Japanese, and
H ( consequently arouses no improper de-
In a formal manner, the old Juirol
Roger Morris properly, In Mow
York. on whlcli Is situated the
historical Jumcl mnnslon. has be
come a public park. The opening was
made the occasion of a patriotic demon
stration, which was participated In by
various historic clubs and organizations.
sires. On the whole, I believe they are
more chaste than the people of the Occi
dent. It seems true that the more that
Is left to the Imagination the more pru
rient the Imagination becomes. Some
times married women are divorced for
Infidelity, and in such cases the man has
a right to cut off the wife's hair, the
crowning 'glory of every Japanese ma
tron, and thus brands her as a wanton.
"The highest civil caste In Japan is
composed of gentlemen farmers. The
lowest class Is the merchant guild. Caste
18 recognized by the number of bows or
kowtows exchanged. The speaker will
make one. two, three or four bows, ac
cording to the dignity of the person
whom he is addressing, and the latter
will respond In the proper form. While
I was stopping at a hotel In Yokohama
an American friend conferred great dis
tinction on me by bowing four times and
addressing me as 'illustrious chief.'
"From that time forward I was re
garded with awe and admiration by all
the Japanese at the hotel.
"The Japanese will not admit them
selves beaten nnd will undertake any
thing. It makes no difference to an in
terpreter whether he understands what
you are talking about or not he will
pay something just as good. One night
I was at a grand banquet given by the
high olllciais to an American friend
who was seeking a canal concession.
Several speeches were made and I could
see that the interpreter did not have
a very clear idea of the English used.
Finally they insisted that I should say i
something. I got up and used every ex
pression and quotation that came into
my mind. It was totally irrelevant and
Incoherent even to me. I talked as
grandiloquently as possible and closd
every sentence with 'redepm NnnoWn!'
"The interpreter cb-.t,'"v, '
I am sure he must have made an ex
cellent speech, for there was frequent
and loud applause
"The last two words were, of course,
understood without cn Interpreter and
always brought down the house. At the
close I thought I would put in a few
words for my friend, so I put In my
best English, congratulating Japan on
having attracted his attention and
closed by alluding to him as 'a steam
engine in trousers.' When the Interpre
ter finished there was applause out of
all proportion to the sentiments ex
pressed and I guessed that he must
have said nomethlng much better than
I had. I was so curious that I looked
him up next day and asked him what
he had quoted me as .saying. He in
sisted that he had repeated exactly
what I said and assured me that I had
made a very fine speech. I told him
I had no doubt that he made a very fine
speech, but disclaimed all responsibil
ity. "Finally I pinned him down to the
remarks about my friend and demand
ed that he tell me frankly what he had
said to make such a commotion. He
tried to evade my questions, but finally
admitted that he had said, 'Ho wants
me to tell you that his friend is a h 1
of a locomotive. "
Returning to the ever-interesting sub
ject of Japanese Industry, the traveler
"As the Japanese progress and In
crease their Intercourse with the out
side world there is no question that
their artificial wants will multiply, but
they will still be a great manufacturing
nation, for they all work from the baby
to the grandfather. At present their
The principal speakers were Chauncey M.
Dcpew and Bishop Henry C. Potter. Tho
Jumel mansion was visited during tho
revolutionary war by Gen Washington,
who. for a while, made It his headquar
ters. For mnnv years patriotic societies
advocated the acquisition of the Morris
property us a park. Their efTorts .have
been finally crowned with success.
II IIP llll I HI fil l
great advantage Is In the lack of arti
ficial desirr.s. T can foresee that they
will monopolize the carrying trade of the
w,prld. I w?nt over In a Japanese ves
sel and we took the trouble to find out
i the cost of the voyage and the amount
paid for freight. Wo discovered that,
at rates which would have brought an
American or European steamer out
even, they would make $4700. The sav
ing was effected in the wages of the
crew from the American Captain and
Scotch engineer down to the sailors. In
tercourse with the world, however,
tends to create artificial wants. Young
Japanese who live in the United States
' or Europe grow accustomed to our way
of living and cannot content them
selves with their former simplicity. Ul
timately the Japanese laborer will have
to have higher wages; he must, if there
Is to be any progress, but he will never
be as happy us he is today.
I "One of the things that hampers In
dustrial progress is the lack of a desire
for wealth. When the Japanese far
mer, who Is the nobleman of the coun
try, gels 56000 he quits trying to make
any more. He quits farming and pro
ceeds to live on his Income.
"During my voyage I heard a sugges
tion which seems to me eminently prac
tical, and that Is that the Filipino
should be educated to work as do the
Japanese. They are very similar In
temperament, and if the United States
were to put tho facilities at their dis
posal I believe the Philippine Islands
could be made one of the workshops of
the world."
Engineer on a Steamship Has a
Peculiar Experience in New
New York, Jan. 3. Pinioned In his bed
by blankets, which, saturated by steam,
had frozen stiff during the night, John
Still, engineer of tho steamship Mlonac,
slioutcd for help for more than an hour,
Then somo men at work on a pier nearby
came to his assistance. Still had loft tho
be Her In chargo of his assistant over
night, with Instructions to keep up steam.
The assistant left about 5 o'clock In tho
morning, and when Still returned to tho
ship to go to his bunk tho steam was run
ning down.
Tho blankets of tho bunks had becomo
saturated with the steam while the llrcs
were going, and Still. Retting between
them, was soon fast asleep. As the placo
became cold the water In tho blankets
froze and when he awakened at noon Still
v.as as tightly held as If bound hand and
foot. "I felt no sensation of unusual
cold," said Still, "but I was In mortal
dread that no one would come and that I
might have to stay thero another night."
Russian Cruiser Sails.
Elzerta, Tunis, Jan. 3. The Russian
cruiser Aurora sailed today for Alexan
dria. In accordance with telegraphic In
structions, the remainder of the squadron
destined for service In the far East having
postponed lts departure
A Guaranteed Curo lor Piles.
Itching, Blind. Bleeding or Protrud
ing Plies. Your druggist will refund
money if PAZO OINTMENT falls to
cure you In 6 to 14 days. 60c
Eat Royal Bread. It Is pure and
wholesome. Sold everywhere.
Field Labor for Women.
Statistics prove that there arc larger
numbers of women compelled to till the
soil in Europe than in America. In
some countries of Europe women do a
lurge part of the agricultural work.
This is thought to be degrading aud
showlug a poor state of civilization. At
the same time there is no doubt that
if our American women could live
more in the open air the' would be
stronger and healthier. Young girls
are often crowded into poorly ventilated
schools. Later in life they suffer from
backache, spine-aches and headaches.
They arc not fitted to Like up the bur
den of married life.
A woman docs not have to be a busi
ness woman to get tired. Many wouien
have housekeeping duties and the care
of children which wears them out
makes them nervous. Our advice to all
such women is to lie down in the middle
of the day for a short period, on the
flat of the back, without pillows or sup
ports, and completely relaxing, endeavor
to forget worries. More important
than all is to get at the root of the
troubles. A garden full of weeds will
not grow beautiful vegetables, fruit or
flowers. In the same way a woman can
not look well who has allowed her con
stitution to be undermined by the weak
nesses, pains and aches which so many
American women arc prouc to. To get
at the real source of her trouble, a
woman should consult a good specialist
in the diseases of women. Perhaps the
physiciau who has had the widest prac
tice in this class of disease in all the
United States, is Dr. R, V. Pierce, chief
consulting physician to the Invalids'
Hotel and Surgical Institute, of Buffalo,
N. Y. You can get a medical opinion
of your case from him free of charge,
and your letter will be treated in the
strictest confidence. For the majority
of women suffering from those distress
ing pains and drains which come upon
her periodically, there is nothing better
than Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription.
Many mothers of families in the United
States lmve reason to be grateful to the
person who recommended Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription. This is a medi
cine specially prescribed for diseases of
womankind. It does not cure eczema,
catarrh in all its forms, nor heart dis
ease, for it is put up for the single
purpose of curt tig diseases peculiar to
women. It has a reputation of over
thirty-five years of cures, and has sold
more largely on this continent than any
other mcdictile for women. Another
point in its favor it docs not contain a
single drop of alcohol or of any narcotic.
It is purely vegetable. An alcoholic
compound for women is something no
woman should take. Womanly weak
ness will always bring on nervous irrita
bility and a nervous condition, for which
alcohol is the worst thing in the world.
What the woman needs is a vegetable
tonic, like Dr.' Pierce's Favorite Pre
scription, which will build up her deli
cate system and bring about a healthy
tone. It cures the drains and weak
nesses of women, and the manufacturers
offer to pay 500 reward for any case of
Lcucorrhea, Female Weakness, Prolap
sus, or Falling of Womb, which they
cannot cure. All they ask is a fair and
reasonable trial.
Mrs. Albert Chrest, ef Banbury, Onta
rio, writes: "It is over a year ago 6ince
I wrote to you describing my symptoms
and feelings as well as I could, and asked
you if you could cure me. You replied,
saying that I had a bad form of kidney
disease. As I could not afford to take
your special treatment, I made up my
mind to try Dr. Pierce's medicines. I
took two bottles of the 'Favorite Pre
scription ' and two bottles of ' Golden
Mcciical Discovery.' Am now almost en
tirely well; can do all my own work, apd
without any pain. Had suffered with
kidney disease for about seven years, and
doctored with three different doctors,
and took a lot of patent medicine, but
they did me no good. Since I have
taken your medicine I can safely say
that J am well, and work is not a trouble
to me as it used to be. I always speak
highly of your medicines and recom
mend them, because I know they de
serve a good name. I wish you every
Miss Carrie Sprecher, of Mount Mor
ris, 111., writes Dr. R. V. Pierce, as fol
lows: "I was back in my old home when
your letter came. I will try and explain
regarding the good I received from your
medicines. For over one year I suffered
from what my physician pronounced
womb trouble. Had doctored with doc
tors in the East and also in the West but
found only temporary relief. The next
time of my sickness I found myself no
better, and in that way it kept going on
from time to time until I became dis
couraged. I finally resolved to write
you for advice. I purchneed two bottles
of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription,
two vials of his 'Pleasant Pellets,' and
by using only that small quantity I have
found wonderful relief. I say to all who
are suffering from troubles similar to
mine that it is unnecessary to be sick
when one can use Dr. Pierce's remedies,"
Read The, People's Common Sense
Medical Adviser, by R. V. Pierce, M. D.
Send 21 cents in one-ceut stamps to Dr.
Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y., for this 1008 page
book in paper covers, or 31 cents for
a cloth-bound copy.
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For 1904 j
Our policy will be
the same as for the J
past thirty -two j
I years in Salt Lake, j
best grades of goods f
I at the least p03si
I ble prices. !
J Elk Liquor Co.,
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Vienna Model Bakery
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I Tard and office, 353 W. Fifth South, k
I up town offlco, 60 W. Second South, a
The fuel required for one fllon
4 ordinary grate fire or itt
5 stove is sufficient to lKrPtl
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be done by competent men. M inj
In our stock are carefully selectel 3BjWI
the products of tho best makers. aljH
the Kreat variety we can furnish njB
thine desired, at moderate prices. JjWR
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