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inn m The Empress Sadako, first lady of the Nippon Empire, s one of Japan's most beautiful women, and as daugh ter of Prince Kujo, comes of ultra blue blooded Nippon lineage. She presides over the imperial household in Tokyo with a gracious dignity that has made her the idol of her people, and has the distinction of sharing her royal husband's attentions with no ladies-in-waiting, as was heretofore the custom with Japanese rulers. She is the mother of three sons, and is 30 years old. o o THE IMPALED SAUSAGES London. The youths of England and France -who parade the streets of London in the evening are now headed by boys bearing aloft German sausages impaled on sword's. AMERICAN BOY WRITES HOME FROM PARIS ABOUT WAR A letter from near Paris, written Aug. 3, was received yesterday by Mrs. J. P. Steichen, 4646 N. Hermit age avenue. Her son, Edouard Steich en, is an art photographer and paint er with studio at Voulangis, Cercy en Brie. He writes: "Prance is ready: It is wonderful to see the preparation that has been going on here since the mobilization and one can only marvel at the per fect organization of it all into the very smallest details. "The men are leaving for the fron tier calm, determined and without any demonstration. One would think they are simply going to the fields to work. But, oh, the poor women and children. They are just as brave. But you can see the suffering in their faces and the agony in tbeir hearts. "The assassination of Juares was a terrible event and wasidone by a man who was a simpleton; or a man iac. The Socialists at once issued a manifesto asking the Socialists not to take this up as a political action, but all to stand by the government as one man. Up to the last moment I am sure the French government hop ed that Germany would see into the situation and not place herself in the wrong before the whole world by vio lating the neutrality of Luxemburg. "There Is plenty of excitement here every day. "We get very little "reliable news. Only once in a while some one gets a newspaper. Railroads are all being used exclusively for military purposes. One of our horses joins the army today. "If it gets dangerouB to be here, Uncle Sam through the U. S. am bassador in Paris will-take care of us and send us to America In a war ship. This is not a moment to think of individual difficulty. We must bow down before the suffering of all hu mankind. Humanity will be rebuilt The war is a symptom and a method, a terrible one."