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Tribute Paid by Japan to' Her;
Naval Hero.
Late Commander In the Japanese
* Navy Who Gave His Life For An
other at Port Arthur Was Buried
With Shinto Rites-Mikado Ordered
That Al1 Honor Be Paid the Dead.
From Tokyo, Japan, under a recent
date a war correspondent of the In
dianapolis News writes:
The most impressive thing I have
ween in Japan so far was the ceremony
at Aoyama, the funeral, according to
Shinto rites, of that gallant hero of the
war, Commander Hirose of the Japa
nese navy.
The Japanese are a hero loving race,
.and few nations have had a better op
-portunity for hero worship than that
accorded by the funeral of Hirose,' a
remarkable man, a fine sailor who em
bodied in himself all those' qualities
that the Japanese most value. He lost
his life, as is well known now, in try
ing to save Sughio, his warrant officer,
and the story of his exploit is the most
rmemorable thing in the Port Arthur
The body of Commander Hirose was
buried by the Russians when they
found it in the water, and, like noble
-enemies, they gave their antagonist a
solemn funeral, with all the military
honors that would have been accorded
to an officer of the czar. But that real
funeral was deemed insufficient by
Xirose's friends in Tokyo, his old home,
and it is even said that the mikado
himself gave instructions that all hon
-or should be paid to the dead man.
And so with fitting pomp and won
•drous ceremony they incased all that
was recoverd of Hirose's body-a mere
shred of flesh-in a plain wooden box,
and this has been left out there in
Aoyama under the cypress and cherry
trees, the grave fittingly facing the
rifle range and Aoyama barracks.
In the morning a solemn service con
-ducted by one Tamura, a Shinto priest,
was held at the Marine club in Tsukiji,
-and then, after a procession had es
corted the coffin to the graveside at
Aoyama, another service was held at
-which Lieutenant Matsura read a let
ter of condolence from A4miral Togo,
which was followed by brief speeches
-on the value of a hero to the nation by
Vice Admiral Arima and Viscount
The streets in Japan are always
-crowded, but I never saw any street in
"Tokyo so jammed with humanity as
was the road to the cemetery. The
throng was thickest on the slope which
leads from Kojimachi to Akasaka, past
the palace of Prince Kitasharawa. Here
the procession had to pass through a
lane of people twenty feet deep on
either side, mostly townsfolk in haori
and hakama, but with a good sprin
kling of Europeans about also.
When the procession left the club the
-gun carriage on which the coffin rest
-ed was escorted by about 200 marines
with reversed arms and the members
-of the club. As it passed various
:streets, evidently by prearrangement,
numerous representatives of various so
cieties joined in until there was, when
-the diplomatic and official carriages
.joined in, a procession nearly a mile
Somewhere along the route, too, a
.company of 'bluejackets joined the
cortege, but just where I did not see,
as I rode ahead and waited at the cem
.etery for the procession to come.
It came in absolute' silence up the
-ong slope, and as it came the throng
fell silent. It seemed a bit curious to
see no heads uncovered as the coffin
passed, until one remembered that this
form of salutation has not yet taken
hold in Japan. There was manifested
plenty of curiosity, and all the tomb
stones in the cemetery--anid the Japa
nese are very fond of queerly shaped
tombstones-were covered with people
clambering up fo get a better look.
The dense crowd about the graive
side parted as 400 bluejackets, -sturdy
fellows-rand visibly affected, shoul
dered their way through. They took up
posietions beside the grave. and waited
in silence. Then came carriages, with
elaborate liveries, of the higher of
cials, .civil, military and naval, and
the diplomats, and these passed on.
Then there came in sight an agid
Shinto priest, dressed all in white and
wearing old fashioned red lacquered
shoes. Above his head a tall blue
Jacket carried an immense silken flag,
on which, in Chinese characters, was
written the name and rank of the de
ceased officer. Then came a company
ef marines carrying red and white ban
ners and "bansai" flags, and young
sakaki, the sacred Shinto tree, covered
with the white paper go-bei.
Two naval officers came next, carry
Ing decorations, and behind them the
gun carriage rolled along; draped in
black velvet and drawn by bluejackets.
Last thing of all-and that caused an
intake of the breath, so solemn and
touching was it--came a group in
-white; the sister and young niece of
Commander Hirose, with the mother,
old and bent, of Sugino, the man for
whomh the hero had given his life.
Song Dedieated to IKmaasa UnlversIty
Mrs. Blanche Ivons of Lawrence,
Kan., has written the words and mu
sic for a new song, "A Romance of the
J.aw," which she has dedicated to the
Untiversity of Kansas, says the Kansas
.C.ty jhimes. Mrs. Lyons. has won sev
eral state prizes as a vocalit:
A r mn Test,,
au sttemtsi Daub --mo d to natural-..
lse the panube sialmon hi the Tiwmes.
Tbt. fish doe. sot require to aigra
to th.sm --a~
French :Warship, Expected at Port au
SPrince on Jul)' 1.
Port alt 'Prince, June 80.-The
.~'ench cruisdi Jurien de Ia Graviete
will arrive at this port July 1.
' tashingto1, June 30.-The state dei
partmenti has taken note of tlhe press
report of the dispatch of warships by
France and Germany to secure repar
ation for the attack upon the persons
of the French and German ministers
recently by Haytian soldiers at Port
au Prince. •
If the demands made on Hayti by
France and Germany are not exces
sive or oppressive in the judgment of
the state department there will be no
interference by thid government, but
developments will be watched with
keen interest to see that the line is
properly drawn and undue punishment
is not inflicted. It is not doubted that
the Haytian government will supple
ment its inadequate letter of apology
by punishing the guilty guards when
it realizes it cannot looi*for interven
tion by this country.
Forty-three Overcome by Smoke and
Gas in New York.
New York, June 30.-Forty-three
firemen, four of whom will die, were
overcome by smoke and gas at a fire
Wednesday in the subcellar of a five
story brick building at 353 Broadway,
extending through to Mercer street.
Half a hundred employes were driven
from the building, and damage done
by fire and water is $120,000. The
smoke,,was so dense and so pungent
that the firemen could not work in it
only a few minutes at a time, and
many of those who braved it lay on
the floor senseless, unnoticed for sev
eral minutes at a time, and one man
lay unnoticed an hour before being
dragged out into the open. The burst
ing of a gas main and the consequent
filling of the burning structure with
thousands of cubic feet of gas added
to the danger.
Britons Ask Him to Consider Insecur
ity Existing at Tangier.
London, June 30.-The Times' Tan
gier correspondent sends the follow
"Now that the American warships
have departed from Tangier, the un
protected British subjects are petition
ing Lord Lansdowne, the British for
eign minister, to give immediate con
sideration to the insecurity existing
here and asking him to take measures
to insure the safety of the lives and
property of British subjects."
Two Children Badly Injured.
Hastings, Mich., June 30.-Two chil
dren were perhaps fatally injured and
several others 'less seriously hurt by
the blowing down of a schoolhouse
five miles north of Hastings Wednes
day. ,
Morton Ready to Qualify.
Washington, June 30.-Word has
been received here from Paul Morton
at Chicago that he will be in Wash
ington prepared to qualify as secretary
of the navy Friday morning, July 1. .
The annual regatta of Yale and
Harvard is set for the Thames river,
Thursday, at New London, Conn.
Rear Admiral Jewell, with the cruis
ers Olympia and Cleveland, has ar
rived at Gibraltar from Tangier.
The controversy over, the Toledo
franchise in the American Baseball
association will be settled in the
National League.
At St. Louis, 1; Chicago, 8.
At New York, 44 Boston, 1.
At Philadelphia, 6; Brooklyn, 8.
American League.
At Chicago, 6; St. Louis, 7.
American Association.
At Columbus, 6; Louisville, 5.
At Indianapolis, 8; Toledo, 0.
At Minneapolis, 3; Kansas City, 1.
At St. Paul, 5; Milwaukee, 1.
Minneapolis Wheat.
Minneapolis, June 29.-Wheat-July,
938%c; Sept., 817%c; Dec., 79%c. On
track-No. 1 hard,'95%ct No. 1 North
ern, 94%c; No. 2 Northern, 91%@
92a'r c.
Duluth Wheat and Flax.
Duluth, June 29.-Wheat--Fo arrive
-No. 1 Northern, 92%c; No. 2 North
ern, 90%c. On track-No. 1 Northern,
92%c; No. 2 Northern, 90%c; July,
92%c; Sept., 82c. Flax-On track, to
arrive and July, $1.09; Sept., $1.10'%;
Oct, 11.11%.
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
St. Paul. June 29.--Cattle-Good to
choice steers, [email protected]; common to
fair, [email protected]; cows and heifers,
[email protected],50; iveals, [email protected] Hogs
[email protected] Sheep-Good to choice
yearling wethers, [email protected]; heavy,
[email protected]; good to choice lambs, $5.50
@6.00; fair to good, [email protected]
Chicago Union Stock Yards.
Chicago, June 29.-attle-Good to
prime steers, [email protected](; poor to me
dium, [email protected]; stockers and feed
ers, [email protected]; cows, $1,[email protected];
heflters, [email protected]; calves, [email protected]
5.75. Hogs-Mixed and butchers, $5.15
@5.30; good to, choice heavy, [email protected]
5,65; rough heavy, $5,[email protected]; light,
[email protected] Sheep-Good to choice
wethers, [email protected]; Western sheep,
[email protected]; native lambs, [email protected];
Western, [email protected]
Chicago Grain and Pirovisions.
Chicago, June 29.-Whea - July,
8s5%@8s5%c; old, 86%c; Sept. 81~c;
old, 82yc; Dec., Sllc; Mayi 83%c.
Corn-June, 47%c; July, 47%.; Sept,,
4S%@48Vc; Dec., 44qc; May; 44'[email protected]
*424c.. Oats-June, 40.4c; July,'38%c;
Sept,, [email protected]%c; 1ec., 32~o;i May,
[email protected] Park-July, $12.52-, Sept.,
$1,82%. Flax-Cash, Northwestern,
p1,07; Southwestern, $1.01; Jue, . $1.
91; July, $1:01; Sept., $1.05. B tter
Cpaperies, t 8%d @1 ar t7s
1c. ' [email protected]%. ~oultry
Turkeys, [email protected];· chicens, @9c;
prainrs! 14o180.
Pennsylvani Senator's Meth :,
of Outwitting Reporters. :
pow Hia Preser.e of MIar top4
a Ppate In the VpIvIl Wa.-The .
£tor's Mythical Namte.ak ' 11w
perlenee With a Coaeh Ditveii 'Z
the AdUiradacku.
The late Senator Matthew S. tQuayFs
ability to give newspaper men the Blip
is shown by the following incident
says the Philadelphia' Telegraph.
Senator Quay reached the Stratford
House in Philadelphia at 7 p. m. one
night. His arrival quickly became
known to the newspaper men, who
planned to "bottle" him, to the end
that he might not escape them, as h'
had frequently done before. A bold
dozen reporters stood watch at the
Broad street entrance to the hotel, two
others from the Press and Tidme.
standing guard at the Walnut street
exit. All agreed that the senator 'ae
bottled sure. An hour passed, and the
Press man fumbled in his vest pocket
for a cigar, but could find none. The
Times man also fumbled with a like
result. The night was cold and the
vigil tiresome. A smoke, they agreed,
would greatly relieve the tediousness
of the watch. They finally decided
that it would be safe to leave their
post long enough to cross Broad street
and "light up" at the Bellevue. They
hurriedly crossed and returned, puffing
contentedly, to renew the watch.
Another hour passed. Then a Pitts
burg correspondent walked up to the
group of writers at the Broad street
entrance. "What are you fellows do
ing here?" was his greeting. "Waiting
for Quay. Got him bottled up," was
the reply. Their confidence, however,
gave way to chagrin when told that
Quay had left the hotel by the Walnut
street door. The group as one man
hastened to the watchers at that point
to demand an accounting. The latter
scoffed. "Quay gone; impossiblel" But
the truth could not be suppressed. The
guilty pair owned up to a dereliction
of two minute'' duration. Quay had
slipped out in those two minutes.' A
long and fruitless search for the sena
tor then ensued. At 11 p. m. the "old
man" returned to the hotel. The re
porters were invited to his room, when
Quay stretched both arms above his
head and yawned, "Oh, I'm so tired!"
That was the extent of the interview.
Then it was that a reporter briefly de
scribed the offense of the two faithless
watchers, closing by saying:
"How would you punish such a de
linquency, senator?" There was a mer
ry light in Quay's eyes as he answered:
"In the army they shoot a sentinel
who deserts his post."
"A great many persons do not know
that Senator Quay won a deserved rep
utation for bravery in the civil war,"
said. Dr. Edward Bedloe at the Wal
dorf-Astoria hotel to the New York
correspondent of the Philadelphia Pub
lic Ledger. "It was in the charge up
on Marye's heights, where Quay was a
volunteer aid-de-camp. When an ef
fort was made to rally the breaking
line he noticed a backward movement
among the men.
"'D--- it, boys,' he cried, 'what are
you dodging for? If I can sit on my
horse and the bullets go over my head,
they certainly can't hit you!' His pres-.
ence of mind stopped the panic."
Quay was once riding from Cleveland
to Toledo on a train to the rear of
which were hitched two immigrant.
cars, says the New York Press. At 9
o'clock in the evening a man entered
the Pullman car where the senator sat
and said:
"Ladies and gentlemen, a child has
just been born in one of the immigrant
cars. It's a boy, and, though we are in
Ohio, I am a Pennsylvanian. As Sena
for Quay is on the train, it is proposed
to name the baby Quay Cobeleski and
that we all chip in and raise a purse
for him."
They chipped. Quay contributed $5,
saying he was proud of the honor. The
man passed on into the next car with
$385. An hour later it was learned that
no child had been born on the train
and that the fellow had raised $80 and
dropped off at a way station.
Mr. Quay and a shrewd Adirondack
native once figured in the following in
cident, says the Philadelphia Public
Ledger. When the senator went to the
Adirondacks some time ago to prepare
for the return home of his family, he
rode up the mountain in a coach that
was distressingly tardy and which was
following after another that, if pos
sible, was even slower. He chafed for
a time at the pace and then hit upon
a plan he thought would serve to speed
both teams. He leaned over to the
driver and offered a dollar if the latter
would get ahead of the team in front.
The driver smilingly agreed and then
raised his voice to say: "Hey, I say,
Bill! Bill! Turn yer rig to the side
of the road, will yer? There's a guy
here says he'll give me a dollar if I
pass ye." m
BrUttth Dogo P'or Paw astern Ward
Major Richardson, the well known
dog owner at Carnoustle, in Forfar
shire, has been invited by the Russian
government to "let loose the dogs of
war" in the -most humane sense, says
Country Life. Major Richardson has
made a specialty of .training his dogs
for ambulance work -ad the like, and
the Russiaan sgoaveraaten'b-- appied
to their-trainer to know how many
3pogs he can supply for immediate arv'
Ice in the far east.
Faction Opposed to Joseph W. Folk
Controls Convention.
Joplin, Mo., June 80.-The Demo
cratic state convention to elect thirty
ix delegates to the national conven
tion at St. Louis selected the following
delegates at large:
United States Senator Stone,' GOv
ernor A. M. Dockery, Congressman
Champ Clark and Congressman D. A.
De Armond.
'Thirty-two district 4elegates were
also chosen. The convention Was cont
trolled by the so-called "machine" ble
Ilent. which is opposed to the faction
w.hich is supporting Joseph. W. Folk
of St. Louis, candidate for governor.
The convention indorsed Senator
Francis M. Cockrell for president, and
the delegates were instructed to vote
as a unit on all questions in the na
tional convention.
Nominate a State` Ticket Headed by
W. T. Cobb for Governor.
Bangor, Me., June 30.-William T.
Cobb of Rockland last night was nom
inated for governor by the Republic
an state convention on the first ballot,
Mr. Cobb having thirty-eight votes to
spare over four other aspirants for the
Hearty receptions were accorded to
Senator Hale. who presided, Congress
men Burleigh, Littlefield and Powers,
who were among the delegates.
The platform adopted declares for
protection, the reciprocity of Blaine,
Arthur, Harrison, McKinley and Ding
ley; indorses the administration of
President Roosevelt and pledges a sup
port of the national Republican ticket.
Wisconsin Militiamen Return to Their
Winona, Minn., June 30.-The mem
bers of Company C of the Third reg
iment of Wisconsin militia, whose
home is at Hudson, and who have
been on duty across the river from
here since last Saturday night, have
received orders to depart for their
homes, the search in this locality for
Lon Smith being abandoned so far as
this militia company is concerned.
The militiamen are convinced that
the murderer of Sheriff Harris has es
caped over the river to Minnesota and
has by this time put a long distance
between himself and his pursuers.
Town Wiped Out and Several Persons
Texarkana, Tex., June 30.-It is re
ported that New Boston, Tex., was
wiped out by a tornado last evening
and that several persons were killed
and injured. Telegraph and telephone
wires are down.
The mining companies of Mexico
will make an extensive display, ex
celling that of any other country, the
United States alone excepted.
Idaho will make a big exhibit of tin
ore. Important discoveries of this met
al, so rare in America, were made re
cently near Salmon City, Ida.
Antivivisection advocates are pre
paring to make an exhibit at the in
htigation of Miss Calla Harcourt and
Judge E. L. Spence, secretary of the
International Antivivisection society.
A 90,000 pound steel. safe has been
installed in the Mines and Metallurgy
building. It will be a repository for
the precious gems, ingots, gold bricks
and bars and other valuable metals ex
hibited in that building.
Separate quarters will be provided in
the Indian reservation for Geronimo
and Chief Joseph, the two z\ost noted
Indian chiefs now alive. Both have
led warriors against the United States,
and both are actually prisoners, but
are accorded much freedom.
The motto of all Japanese of both
sexes is "Death before dishonor."
A Japanese mounts his horse on the
light side, and boats are hauled up on
the beach stern first.
Cremation is spreading in Japan.
livery large town has its crematorium,
which is under government inspection.
In Japan a wife rarely appears with
her husband in public. Even at pri
vate dinner parties the hostess seldom
shows herself.
One of the biggest bells in the world
hangs in a temple at Kinto, in Japans.
It is peculiar in having no clapper and
is struck outside with an instrument
resembling a battering ram.
A Bad Break.
"Is de boss inm" asked the tramp at
the front door.
"I am the boss," replied the man
who answered the bell.
"Stop your kiddin'," came from the
caller. '"Where's de madam?"
"There is no madam here. I am a
"Oh, gee!" muttered Weary, backing
away, with his hat in his hand. "I
begs your parding."-Yonkers States
Gold and silver appear in laces for
Russian embroidery is here for a
long stay, possibly the entire summer.
The trimming on the full skirt is
nearly always put on in running about
A new trimming is a braid which is
made of punched velvet, with satin
ribbon run through the openings.,
Miany of the prettiest summer ma
sterjls show striped effects. A satin
stripe of the same color as the ground
work is a favorite.
A new and extremely beautiful
ihgde of pink is called "arbiutneus." It
Is especially becoming to the girl with
dark eyes and hair.
Sheer Blouses for summer wear are
embroidered all over with passion
Sowers, wi art. blossoms and any
thing that is stransdy and eectlive.
The Gazette
Job Department
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work than any other printing
establishment in the Yellow
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a delightful ride on the
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