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H That Was Why Two Young San
H Francisco Boys Hado a
uV Dig Success.
HB i Determined to Conquer the Markets
HB of the Orient, Roaencrantx and
HB Keegan Accomplished Their
HB v Aim In a Dozen Years.
BE) ,, (Cep) right McCIura Nowspnpsr Byndl
SsvH 1 ml)
BH It was In tho naluro of a genuine
1 romance was Milliard Itoscncrnntx's
friendship for Joseph Keegan. They
found each other when thoy wcro
rchoolboys In San Francisco, and In
H i splto of dlffcrenco In rnco and tradl-
BBf tlon they both know from tho atart
BH that they were kindred spirits Elgh
HB tccn years ngo thoy used to candor
HB down to tho docks of tho port of tho
BBg ( flolden Onto and as thoy watched tho
BH i Incoming steamers rich with Uiolr
HJj oriental cargoea or laden with ba
H ' i nnnns from Tahiti, thoy would drink
BH ' ' In tho spirit of adventure and achieve-
BH ment that vaa waftod In with each
HI bnvtth of tea air
HI , "Tho very bllgo water of thoso ra
HB I clflc liners," says Mr Keegan, "used
H I to term wllh romance enough to fire
BBl our boyish Imaginations."
HH It was In theao rambles In tho dock
HI l yards of Ban Francisco that Illlllard
BBY Itoaencrantt and Joicph Keegan first
BH decided to learn to speak Chtnoso
HB They had already determined to mako
HB monoy; they had also determined to
HBf ' mako It In soma form of morchnndls-
HI' ,' ' Ing. nut down thero on tho docks,
HB f ' with their lungs expandod to tho fresh
HB i (T raclflo breezes, they decided with ono
HB ' accord that thoy would nover stoop to
HI ' tho pettifogging, small dickering and
HB narrow scheming that they felt would
HB bo necessary to win success without n
HB cant of capital In their natlvo land
H, I Thoy would go out to the vneqnqucred
HB l markets of the Knat and dff.Thlngs In
HB i a big. magnlftcent stylo. Tnny would,
HBL,! therefore, thoy decided, learn to
HJB speak Cantonese, the dialect of Chi
BBv v. neae trndo
BBl ' 01 course In thoae days about tho
BBlK c only Americans who learned Chlneao
HBp t- wcro mlislonarles, aud they didn't
HB r usually attempt to Irarn It till thoy
HH T. reached China. The men who traded
HBu V with Chlneao merchants usually cm
HHr ployed natlvo Intorpriiters, and so
By there was llttlo precedent for young
HR Ttosencronts and Keegan In tholr now
HB; ambition
BBT'' 1 Learned Chlneao In Chinatown.
BH f "There Is ono good way to learn
HB t to talk Chlneao," Itotencrantz, whon
BBv tholr minds woro mado up to study
BBl tli (J language told his friend, "and
BH that Is to gel aomeono In Chinatown
BBV In teach us"
BBl Bo whenever tho two young men
BBl j had a few hours to spend and a lit
BBf tlo ready monoy In tholr vockcts they
BBv ' would mako nn excursion to China-
BBV p town where, under tho tutolago of a
BH ' venerablo old Chinaman, they took
HB , tholr first lesions In Chinese
BBv Heedless to say, Chlneao Is not an
BBv enuy language although now that Mr
BBf Itoscncrantx has beon master of tho
BBv . languago for mi many jenrj ho Is un-
BBl able to see why It should be ronsld
BBf ered vnusunlly difficult Hut the boys
BH i , wero persistent. When they becamo
HB ; a llttlo proflclont In the languago they
BBf took advantago of every Chinaman
BBf . thuy met to practice their nowly-nc
BBf I I quired method of expression. Ono
BBffi ii Chinese laundryman almoat dropped
BBV I W la flatlron with astonishment one
HE . j. day when tho tresh faced young Amor-
BBV j , leans began briskly to address htm In
BHFe'' his mothor tongue
BBf I ' r At boat "lld na" nn unccrta,n nnJ
BBf1 slow mothod, and when tho Unlvcr
BBf slty of California announced an ox-
F j toniton courso In the Cantoneso dla
BH lect tho two aspirants to fluency I
BH j tho Celestial language wore delighted
BBf f$ Thoy Joined tho claas and worked
BBm '' B "ko TrJ,ina at mastering the put-
HB W ales of their task Other men In the
BH' S course were taking It as a hobby or
HBl I fi na a sldo Issue To Keegan and nosen-
BH m rrnntx It was tho moat Important bust-
HB' i m ness In Ufa. And between lessons nt
HB f the university they bauntod China
BH , town In search of natives with whom
BH ' I to convorso.
BBV, n In the spring of 1R99, nt tho end of
BBk- ff the term, Rosoncrantx stood head mnu
HB' , tn bis class, and In recognition of his
HH ' ' achievement tho realdent Chlneao
HH consul ot Ban Francisco, the august
BBY ' and honorablo Ho Yow, conferred a
HH t apitclal commendation upon htm
BH, ' Not only had Keegan and Itoaon
BBf crnnts learned to speak Chlneao, they
BBf ? had learned In their lntorcourao with
BBf , the Inhabitants ot Chinatown romo-
BBf thing quite as Important In their fu-
BBf I turn work as the languago. Thoy had
BH ' i become familiar with the peculiar
HB i-' temperament unfathomable unless
HB j .) yon understand It of the Oriental.
B Conquering, the Oriental Markets
BBf i Then for a fow months tho two
BBf icon served tholr apprenticeship in
BBf , San Francisco, buying chop Junk
BBf and selling It In Chinatown, thereby
BBf ' increasing their knowledge ot the
BBf wayn of the Chinese mind and also
)"" accumulating a llttlu capital
' Their ultimate objoct that ot con
sj, ' querlug the markets of tho Orient
i' was ofer beforo tholr minds, and be-
I j (ore. long thoy wero ready to make a
l': I begtnnlug. With their hard-earned
HH' It savings they laid in & supply of cheap
' Lis
Jowolry, elated ware and trinkets,
such as they know would be In de
mand wbeVever Orientals were to be
found nod as a crowning stroke of
good luck, they secured tho agency for
a largo watch manufacturing concern.
Then they engaged pisaago on an
cast sailing vessel, packod their bags
and bnggago, sent tholr wares Into
tho bold ot tho ship and for ono fool
lah day on the ovo of their departuro
thought they had done all that was
They chanced to meet a mnn who
had been In China and know some
thing about tho methods ot tho coun
try. "Or courro you aro taking dinner
togsT" ho raid
"Dinner togs dress suits!" echoed
Ttoaoncrantt, looking anxiously at
Keegan Dinner togs were Included
In tholr dreams of things which
would be added unto them after they
had won success, but which had no
part in their present wnrdrobo "What
should wo do with dlnnor togs7"
' Only this," explained tho man who
know, "tho Chinese merchants have
been doing business with English
men, who havo educated them to ex
pect a man to dress for dinner The
English always do, ott know, and if
you expect to get In with theso mer
chants and compcto with tho English
men yon will havo to do as they do."
Whon tho two young men wcro
alono thoy regarded each other sadly
"Wo havo spent all our money,
Keegan," sighed Roacncranlr, "but If
wo must wo musL"
8o together they went sorrowfully
to tho place In San Francisco where
dinner togs wcro leant cxpcnslvo It
wan a serious matter, for whon thoy
had provided thcmielvcs wllh tho
new nrtlcles or apparel they had but
$G0 In tho world to speed thorn on
tholr venture They had not boen
long In China, however, beforo they
realized how fortunato had been this
eloventh hour warning, and how wlso
thoy had been In heeding IL
Succeeded From the Start
I.uck was with them from tho start.
Thoy stopped first at Honolulu,
whero thoy managed to soil goods
upon which tho commissions amount
od to II.GOO. Then they went on to
Japan, whero they received a chock
for another $1,600, and from that tlmo
on they wero nover In need ot funds
In China they mado tholr greatest
success becauso they understood the
language, although at first tho pros-
i VT V SisiwBlfasssWSBBkrMvsa4.Bk
Took Their nrsTLeiaons In Chlmia.
poet was discouraging. They found
that most of tho agents for Imported
goods woro Englishmen who under
stood llttlo or no Chlneao Those
men dealt with wholesale dealers
who ompldyod native Interpreters So
whoi .ecgan nnd Itosencrants ap
peared, young Americans selling a
new lino of goods, tho wholesalers
favored tho established English
agents, and Keegan and nnsencrnntx
mado few ealos.
"Lct'a play a trick on the Engllih
agents," suggested Itosoncrants to
Keegan "Lot's go straight to tho
Chinese merchants, talk, '.o them with
out an Interpreter and sell the oods
choapor than they can get them from
tho wholesale dealers becauso wo can
cut out the wholeaalo dealer's com
mission." Eton this was not always easy to
do, but tho young men had boundless
enthusiasm, and In the end it was a
policy which brought thorn success.
From China they went on to India,
and beforo long they were dealing In
various lines ot American made goods,
always working directly with the mop
chant and leaving out of consider
tlon the middleman
A dozen years after this first ven
ture In tho Orient tho names of
Keegan and noaoncrantx wero well
known In business circles tn Japan,
China, India and Australia, and be
sides dealing In everything from
watches to wireless apparatus, they
nsre reaped additional harvest! by
importing precious stones from the I
Orient to the United States I
One thing Keegan and liosencrant:
had Impressed upon them during their
years of experience In the Orient I
no matter how successful American I
push and bluntness may bo in this
country, It Is different in tho far East I
Thero tho trader must bo keen, po-1
lite, diplomatic and leisurely. Ho
must, above all clco, understand the
peculiar temperament ot tho Oriental, ,
and tho first leson ot this difficult art '
Keegan and Iloscncmntx learned a
more boys In tho streets of Ban Fran
cisco's Chinatown.
Dsttsr Live Up to Duty Than Have '
Correct Ftellglous Beliefs, De '
clarss Writer.
It Is not supremely Important, how-1
over desirable, that any single ono of
our beliefs In religion should bo cor-
rcct, not oven our belief in Cod; but i
It wo try to live up to tho rule of I
duty, which Is lovo, ws shall bo ao-
coptablo to Clod whether wo know any ,
thing about htm or noli and wo shall
not bo acteptablo to him, no matter '
how cornet our knowledge ot him, If
lovo bo wanting !
Thooloffy may bo tbo queen ot sci
ences, but it is all a matter of opinion I
or belief based on evidence, as to the
valuo and bearing ot which good men
may dlffor. It Is a noblo study, worth '
gltlng ono'a best thought to, but tho
enforcement upon ono'a soul of tho ob
ligation ot duty until It is natural to
do right and Imposalblo to do wrong
hero Is task, hero is primacy. , . .
Yet, as It appears to mo, our pur i
poao and aim should bo to lovo and
cultlvato goodness for Its own sako,
becauso It Is good, rather than bo
causo It will socuro happiness and
avoid misery in tho future life. In tho
answer to tho first question In the
Assembly's Shorter Catechism, "man's
chief end" may bo "to glorify aod,"
but It Is hardly "to enjoy htm for
ovor; however that may bo the result
To glorify Cod Is very nearly tho samo
thing ns to magnify goodness, for CJod
is inflnlto goodness. That is his nil
Ing quality.
To bo utterly, totally good, loving,
helpful, self sacrificing, good ns tho
holy God Is good, to do Justly, to lovo
mercy, this Is to walk humbly before
Ood, and this Is "man's chlof end;"
and this the promise ot the II fo that
now is and ot that to come William
Hayes Ward In the New York Independent.
Poison Tablets Cuirdsd.
Various methods t'oslgnod to pre
vent the mistaking ot bichloride of
mercury for medicine, or somo other
harmless substance, have been pro
posed with tho Idea of making it pos
sible to use this deadly poison m. an
antUeptlo without Incurring any dan
ger. Two ot tho latest ot these are
extremely simple but evidently effec
tive. Ono method consists in string
Ing tho tableta together and then bot
tling them In the usual manner. A
tablet can only bo detached by cutting
tbo string, nnd thla apparently does
away with all possibility of mistake,
Tho other mothod la to lnraao the tab
lots in metal guards so that it Is im
possible to swallow them. The tablet
can bo dissolved with the guard In
place or can easily be removed from
tho guard. Popular Mechanics Ilaga-ttno.
"Of course, you are aware that tho
king lias discontinued tho use ot al
coholic beverages"
"It's high tlniiv A man with a par
ticular Job on his bands like a king's
should never hove been allowed to
touch liquor In the tin. pis
Endurance, Vigor and Easiness to
Keep Depend Upon Mare De
msnd Is for Dig Animals.
Mulo breeders differ to somo oxtcnt
over whether the mulo colts charac
tcrlatlcs aro duo most to the Jack or
to tho maro. Several Investigators
who havo asked mulo breeders for
their experiences and opinions havo
received Information that was atvarl
ance. Tho weight of opinion, however,
seems to Incllno that tho external
characteristics ot tho mulo colt aro
given hlra by tho Jack, whllo bis en
durance, vigor and easiness to keep
will dejend upon tho marc.
So !t will bo seen that tho scrub
mare, tbo cat hammed, washy type
ot llttlo weight or stamina will not
mako a sultablo mother for tho mulo
that Is to sell well. Any sort of ii
maro will not do, but that Is rather a
popular Idea among somo growers.
Take a big farm mare, ono that will
stand about IS, 1S4 or 18 hands high,
and that weighs anywhero from 1,400
to 1,800 pounds, and bred to a good '
Jack sho should produce tho kind ol
mutes that tho market Is always look
ing for.
When tho Jack is scloctcd he should
bo ot fair slzo and weight at about
1,000 to 1,200 pounds, and havo tho
right kind ot a pcdlgrco back of him
Ot courao thoro aro good Jacks that
are somewhat smaller, but tho IS to
164 band animal Is tho ono that Is
most certain to produce tho typo of.
mules that a farmor likes to bo ablo
to offer. Whero an animal is bought
It is worth tho buyer's whllo to spend
a nttlo moro and get as nearly what
Is wanted as jiosalblo.
It Is Just as easy to ralso a big, rug
ged, heavy mulo aa It is to grow tho
llttlo mules that aro now ured over
much of tho South. Thoy call them
"cotton mules" In tho southern states,
excellent Type ot Mule,
but the demand In that section is
now tor bigger animals because ot tbo
Increasing slzo and weight of farm
machinery. In tbo cities tbo big
mulo has tho call. Tho llttlo mule Is
not wanted and may soon bocome
something ot a drug on tho market
Youngsters Are Allowed to Drain
Sows' Udders, and Next Day They
Are Put In Qood Pastures.
Many ot our beat bog men now
wean thelc pigs early and vcan them
all at tht same time Tho day bo
tore weaning thoy put tho sows and
pigs together In a pon by themselves
and glvo tbo sows little or no feed
that day
Tho pigs aro allowed to drain the
sons udders and the next day the
plga are put In a good pasture by
themselves and given a nutritious ra
tlon, sklra milk being fed It It is avail
The sovs are put on short pasture
and for tho first day or two are glton
plenty '.o drink but llttlo to cat In
short time they nro dried up com
(iletely and then may to given a good
ration to get them In condition for
breeding or for market
BUte Is Third In Number of Pur-
chasss, Against Tenth Place Last
Year Illinois Is First
Over five hundrod registered Perch
eron stallions were transferred to In
dlana owners according to the report
of the Percheron Society of America
at tta annual meeting This puts the
state third In numbor ot purchases,
against tenth place last year Tho
Increase Is accounted for by the new
stallion registration rules, which re
quire the owner to mako tho breeding
ot the horse public. Farmers have in
muny case been breeding to horse
of setnb HneMfe, which they supposed
wore purebred Illinois leads lr
numbers purchase 1, -tb 1 J117,
Tommlo wanted to go fishing, but
his mother told him ho must wait un
til aomeono could go with hlra, sho
could not let him go atone, and that
somo day very soon sho would go with
him and ho could fish all day. Uul
Tommlo was not satisfied, and right
after dinner ho told his mothor he
was going to play with tho boys But
Instead of that ho went to a store
and bought s hook and lino, then ho
dug worms for bnlt nnd went to a
pond ho knew of to flah. Ho baited
his hook and cast It Into tho pond
Hut the fish Hd no Intention ot biting
that day
Tommlo soon grew tired ot waiting,
nnd thought bo would go In wading
Tho water foil nlco and cool and ho
did not notlco whero ho was going
Suddenly ho slipped and down ho went
nnd then he was frightened, for how
could ho dry his clothes beforo it was
tlmo to go homo. Hut ho wnlked in
the sun for n whllo, and by the tlmo
ho reached homo his outsldo ctothos
wcro nearly dry Ho alo his supper
and wont to bed early. When his
mother came to kiss htm good night
sho picked up his underclothing, which
ho had left on tho floor, and round
thoy wcro damp.
"How did yon get so wctT"
'Oh. ono of tho boys turned tho
hose on mc," Tommlo replied.
"You should havo tuld mo when
you first camo in the house; you may
take cold." said his mother. She
felt of his hair and found It was qulto
dry, so wcro his shoes and Blockings,
and though his mother did not men
, tlon It again sho had her suspicions
Tho next week was Tommle's birth
j day, nnd while ho was dressing that
morning his mother told him sho was
to tako him fishing, and thnt ho would
nnd his birthday prcient In tho next
Tommlo hurried In to seo what it
was, and found an outing suit ot khaki,
which ho had been wishing for, and
bealdo It a fishing rod. Tommlo felt
Cullty, but ho thanked his mother, nnd
told her ! was Just what he wanted.
After breakfast a largo basket was
packed with sandwiches nnd other
nlco things to cat, and they went to
tho car When they arrived thero
wcro savcral ot Tommle's boy friends
and their mothers. Tommlo looked
"Whero are you going?" bo asked
Thoy laughed and said thoy woro go
ing with him It was n surprlao picnic
for Tommlo's birthday.
j Thoy had n nlco ride In tho car
along 0 country road and stopped at n
groo. On tho opposlto sldo of tho
1 i'ff ! ffmm
Tho Water Felt Nlco and Cool.
grove was n lake. They fished, and
caught some too. Then they went
wad ng. and then such a nlco luncheon
as thoy had under tho trees Evory
body had a good time. Tommle en
Jojd It, but his conscience troubled
nlm; ho had disobeyed his mother and
told her a wrong story. Ho was truly
orry, and It took nwny all tho pleas
uro of h, birthday picnic evory tlmo
he tliouRht of it When they reached
bom everybody thanked Tommle for
tholi good tlmo. nnd ho felt ashamed,
Em uRlUa ,raQlher wh0 hn1 Kv"
?'! "" V'f f. nnd ho knew
ho lmd not treated her honestly, That
n ght when his mother said good
night. Tommlo said- ' Mother, I havo
little. "Toll mother all about It" she
aid. putting her arm aro, nd him
Tommlo told her how ho went fl.hlng
11 n,Ct '," C0Xhea- nnJ ,," toll her
was .orrv,LnB,0,,i "' "na thnt
was sorry and ashamed.
His mothor told him how bad she
M to know he had bcon untruthful
S? a' Obeyed ffiTat
he had been very unhappy since the
n cht he told her, for she felt then
did not get hl clothes lDt " ,h"0 w
1 1" tM Sho asked him to proml.0
le.or to decoWe fcer nEaln -W-1
Too Duay.
Teacher Have you ever sea, t,.
anas growing! on ba'
Archibald No ma'am.
Do Not Forget That Little pi.... ,
Work Are Trifles, and Trln . "
Make Perfection. '
The farm boy must learn ftom .1.
beginning to becomo a skillful f, "
and tako an Interest In the wotv v1
does nnd the work that Is tal.
about him Dln
It he docs some work that do. ,., 1
plcaso ltla father ho should not 2
scoldod bnt, rather, encourased 1
shown nnd helped to do the 1
right so ho may not make the mi,.,?
tho noxt tlmo. Wl
If there Is a cheerful, cncouraH. J
work spokon to tho boy It uj J .' 3
hlra wonderfully i
Tho boy should lenrn to do H'i
work honestly and well and not ;
think this or thnt llttlo piece of J i
too trifling to do, for tho trifles &... '
perfection u' J
If ho will do his work well ir,l J
honestly ho will havo a clear co
Bottle Babies Orphan Lambs Apcrt
elate a Kind Friend to Bring Thim '
Up by Hand.
sclcnco and bo happier and mart
contented than If hi did his -.orl
Ho will tako prldo in tending u
stock tf ho Is given a few of the fira
animals as bis own. Ho will fetdtrj
watch them growing wllh more eriJi
than somo older farmers thtmitl-tt
From ono or two animals be ni; '
have quite a flock in a llttlo time II
they aro well token care of
Tho boy may also tnko great In
terest in raising crops If there la 1
patch of ground given him to wwl
nnd culttvato. Ho may feed the pro ,
ucts of his work to his animals and It
will feci bettor than It ho were Urt
Ing the products of tho fields thalal
father cultivated
I do not think tho boy should h
kept too steadily at work for It vD 2
naturally become tiresome sad U '
wjinta a change Juat as older pft J
do, 1
Ho should bo given somo spire tt-nt
to do what ho wishes to do hlmatlf,
and then when ho docs work he t! .
work with moro teal.
I think tho boy should go to icbmI
ns much na ho possibly can and ut
bo kept nt homo too much for thn
ho will fall back In bis studies and U
oo proud to go to school whea ei j
cannot Scop up with his mates ad j
whon ho gets a rost In tho winter t
will delight In commencing the sprlq ,
work. j
Tho boy who lives on a farm 0
hnvo moro fun In tho winter tin 1
boya who llvo in town, for he can Hal
many sports In tho winter la tit
country thnt aro not nvallablo to tie
boys In town. )
If tho farm boy tries to be to
tented, work on tbo fcrm, and by t-
holp of tho older pcoplo with boa (
ho lives, becomo a good farmtr-i
will surely bo contented -Floyd Ilaiir
Ago Fourtocn Yoars, Worthlngtoa, Ts.
Mississippi Youth Secures Yield of W
Bushels of Corn to Acre -'rl
Raises Tomatoes.
A Mississippi boy and an Alabasj
girl havo tho best records for lbs l
year in tho Southorn Corn and T !
mnto clubs respectively, accordw
to tho United 8ttes department w
agriculture's offlco of farmers' cc-
eratlvo demonstration work la
Southern states.
Carl Graves is tho young tnan fre
8oso, Miss , who leads In tbo f
work In tho Boulh with a yleW ,
202 bushels. ,
Hcstor Snrtaln Is tho girl
Walker, Ala, who raised 7,037 Wu
of tomatoea on ono-tontl. of an V
put up 1.C20 pounds, and mado a t
profit of 1HC20
Expressing Individuality.
To bo oneself is quite a dlfttK
thing from being unllko everjcnoel-
Some girls seem to feol that theeW
way to express their Individuality
to bo a llttlo startling. Aa a nil. "
girls who dress and talk and coodw
thomaelvea In a way to make neWf
turn, aro not expressing their own PT j
sonalltlea at all. Tho girl "
afraid to bo horsolf, for; fear bo '
eera dlffeient from other P0
makes a moro serious mlitake-i,
quite as serious Indeed as the l'i
who makos a deliberate effort to U
Just a llttlo different from ocryo
elso. Girl's Companion. I
Cause for Wonder. i
"Well, well," thought tho olw4
aa a queer looking customer e
along, "l wonder what's setting: ",
m" i
Always on Time. 9
The cuckoo In tho clock alry
ci'mos out on tlm.

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