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TREATED LIKE BEASTS.
i.a Lot of the Ainu Woman in Japan Is a Miserable One. The Ainu people, the aborigines of -=, are a strange, hairy race living b'Yezo, the northermost island of : Japanese group. Their origin and oat history are lost in obscurity; they " rapidly becoming extinct, the few 6.usands surviving today being but . remnant of a once numerous na -u extending all over Japan in pre istoric times. The Ainu women are treated as in lrior beings by the men. Their whdle fe is prolonged slavery. Th:y are ngarded as slaves. .n the spring the women, both old - young, crawl cut of their sleeping ,aces in the small hours of the morn Mg, eat a hasty meal of cold vegetable g~w, with nprhaps a morsel of half poked dried t:sh by way of relish, boulder their too's and proceed to work in their gardens. They dig up te soil and sow the seeds, returning itheir huts at sunset only to partake danother meal like that of the morn g, and again lie down to sleep. In the winter, especially during No m.ber and December, the women as t the men to net and spear the large lmnon which are found in the rivers ,out this time. After this the main tock of wood for winter fires has to 4 cut and split, dragged or carried bme and stored away. Then the mil Sitrhust be pounded, the beans and -as shelled and a thousand and one ther little things attended to. Thus, a see, the Ainu woman is little more han the abject slave of man. One might imagine that when the bno woman's lot is so hard and la brious out of doors, she must surely -ad an easier life at home and there ad rest and a little comfort. But this hnot so. Even in the house she must , what little cooking there is to be j.e--they have no servant problem ad she must also attend to the clean , smoking and drying of fish, must .ap the fire going and the water tank ~, must look after the children, pay -ention to the husband's wants and I to the making and mending of *tes. Polythelsm being the religion of this _ange people, they have innumerable -ds, but the women have little or no ndilous solace in all their cares. In he opinion of the men, a woman is 4 capable of learning anything about a god. She is held to be such pn in rior being that the gods take no Sought or care about her. The Ainu ddows are particularly unfortunate, k their presence is barely tolerated o any service or ceremonial. By no I -ans may they be preseat where payer is going on. Even at a bear hast the women must take a back seat ad content themselves with such iimbs of food and drops of "caks," or dee wine, as the men may condescend bgive them. SThe existence of the Ainu women As being one of such trial, privation, w and hard work, it is not ge that they usually have a down den, hopeless look. They have er joy in the present life ,nor ght hopes for the life to come. Ir whole time and thought are to the necessary drudgery of day life. A woman may do all can, and yet receive 'neither s nor encouragement from her band. It is l:tte wonder, then, t many of these women, overcome Z.the troubles and worries of such an ence, regard life as a burden and '`row and give way to despair. Ma y -'a tired of living, die by their own had. Hanging is their favorite method of suicide. imrned Five Dollars with His Toe. A most unusual recovery of a ring is rted from Round iLake, in western take county. A few days ago Mrs. A. Lungren of .hicago was in bathing in the lake - the hotel and lost her wedding She failed to notice the loss until a hours after leaving the water. she did not know she had lost it the water, but offered a reward of lor the return of the ring. clue to the ring wax obtained un yesterday, when Charles Davis, a boy, ran to Mrs. Lungren's room holding out the ring laid claim to $5 reward. it was that the recovery of the appealed to the hotel guests as unusual. The boy had been in g near where Mrs. Lungren had a few days before, and in some r the ring slipped on his toe. child did not know what had t his toe and at first tried to it off. Finally he made his way *O.re and found the ring securely to the toe. The ring had lying in about two and a half I6 water.-Chicago Tribune. Soldiers in Spectacles. British army authorities are to try th,_ experiment of allow toldiers w",,:se sight is defective SEectatles. ' Wilhelm Pfcffcr, professor of at Leipzig, has won the Otto ruch prize awarded for the most t contribution to science dur the last two years. Love Immortal. Churches, ngy, I count you vain Lifting high a gloomn spire. Like some frozen form of pain Aching up to Pmeet desi.-e. Standing from God's poor apart Granite walls and granite htart! Sects. ye have your day, and die, Fddies in the stream of truth The great current. sweepiag by, Leaves you swirled in shapes uncouth Born to writhe. and glint. anl woo Broken mil rors of the Blue. Creeds! 0 captured heaven!v bird, Fluttering heart and folded w;ng! shall ye see thore pini ,ns stirred? SCan your caged Creation ring? Will ye herald as your prize W'hat was bred to sour the shies? Rites and panmp. what part have ye In the service of the heart: Rituals are but mummery. Faith's white fenes is anuf.e I by art Candles be but s tik \sd wa.. Alms have grown the ?.r-pIe-tx. Yet the East is red with d l'wn. Like a cross wh. re One hatl bled! And upon that opla'dor driawn Gentle eyes and ar.:s outs;,rr.ud See that figure stretched eb ve: As God lives! Its name is Love: Love that light the fireless hrsrnds. Love that cars for wc.rld and wren. Bleeding from the broken hands Crowned with thorns that conquei men; Only Love's great eyes inspire Church, sect, creed to glow with fire. Then our lips shall have no sneer For the spire, the mosque, the ark, Broken symbols shall be dear If they point us through the dark; Who have grown the sons of truth! Laws and scripture served our youth. --F:c'!-e L.uwrence Knowles. WROTE HIS TITLE CLEAR. Humorous Indian Tells Good Story on His Superior. Gen. Pratt has quite a fund of in teresting experiences from his twenty five years' service as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian school. One of the earlier students was Sam Six Killer, who took up the printer's art at the school and became not only quite proficient, but a universal fa vorite in the office and school be cause of his ready wit. One time it became necessary for the Superintend ent, then Capt. Pratt, to discipline Sam for some prank, and he was taken out of the office for several lays. When he ertered the office on his return to duty Sam received quite an ovation from his brother typos. and said: "Fellows, come here. I want to tell you a dream I had last night." When all the boys had gathered around. Sam said: "I dreamed last night that the world had come to an end and everybody ran out of their houses and was lool lag up. I asked what for, and they said the names of all who were to be saved would be found written in the sky. So I looked and looked every place, but could not find 'Sam Six Killer' anywhere; but there was IR. H. Pratt' written clear across the siy in the Captain's -own handwrit Ing." THOUGHT SHE WOULD DIE. irrs. S. W. Marine, of Colorado Sprln.gs lBean to Fear the Worst - Doan's Kidney Pills Saved lier. Mrs. Sarah :farine, of 428 St. Crain street, Colorado Springs, Col.. Presi dent of the Glen Eyrie Club, writes: 'I suffered for three years with severc back ache. The doctors told me m3 kidneys were affected and prescribed medicines for me, but I found that it was only a waste of time and money to take them, and began to fear that I would never get well. A friend advised me to try Doan's Kid ney Pills. Within a week after I began usIng them I was so much better that I decided to keep up the treatment, and when I had used a little over two boxes I was entirely well. I have now enjoyed the best of health for more than four months, and words can but poorly express my gratitude." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Probably the chief reason why children are so fond of fairy tales is because of the seeming reality such stories have for them. The enchant. ed palaces, the wonderful. transforma. tions, the mysterious people and ani. mals that talk, is for the imaginative child much nearer the real than it is to the fantastic. Of course he ad. mires heroism, and in these tales such heroic deeds can be done, and to him they do not appear as strange as we may think they do. In fact, the fanciful child takes the same in. terest in the fairy tale that the adult does in the book of fiction, where im probable but perhaps not impossible things happen. France is Improving. There were forty-two marriages to ene divorce in France during 1902. To cure, or money refunded by your merchant, so why not try it? Price 50c. NEW TRICK ON BARKEEPER. Ring of Butter in the Pitcher Keeps the Fcam Cown on the Ber. The barkeep ,r st.ypcd long enough to fill a "growler," or glass pitcher, with beer, ocoked at it suspiciously and then swore. When his good na lure returned he explained: "Did you notice how little foam there was on that pitcher of beer? Well, I got wor.cd for about twice as much as we usually sell for a ime. The trich: is very simple. Be lore those people sent in that pitchel they drew a ring around the inside of it with butter or something of tbat hind. "What dif~er'rce does that nma!el? Why, it acts this way: Most of the rrowlers ste send out cf here are about ..ne-third bea.r end the ro.e:t cam, but with one of these greased pitchers :t is all the cther way. "When you draw the beer late one of these the stuff flat, very quic!ly. As the beer h:ts that rI.g it drops down. It doesn't srol the beer. either. When the 1 oer is poured in to glasses it wIll 1:ave all the or;>rnal life In it, just as if fresh from the keg." FITS permanently curel. No fits or nervous. ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great NerveRestorer, t2trial bottleand treatise flee Dr. R. IH. KLINE,.Ltd., .. Arch St., Phila., P,. The United Stales leads all countries as a consumer of coffee. Piso's Cure cannot be too highly spoken of as a cough cure.-J. W. O'Br..E, 822 Third Avenue, N., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 6,1900, The average cost of labor in the produc tion of coffee is 4.7 cents a pound. Dyeing is as easy as washing when PUT -AI'S } ADELESS DYES are used. The Czar employs 30,000 servants. China's Medical Stcool. The Dowager Empress of China has given a sum of money for the estab lishment of an institution for teaching medicine, the management to be con fided to the missionaries. How's This? We offer On- Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CagyxT k Co., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfeotly honorable in all business transac tions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their firm. WEST & TRUAX, Wolesale Druggists, To ledo, 0, WALDING, KINNA, & MARaIN, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, aet ing directly upon the blood and mucoussur faces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price, 75c. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. Take Hall's Fasnily Pills for constipation. His Just Deserts. A Chicago railway ticket scalper must serve eighteen months in the house of Correction for fraudulently representing himself to be a clergy man to obtain half-rate tickets. Deaf Mute's Advantage. At a social gathering, some time ago, a number of deaf mutes were present. Refreshments were served during the evening, and in handing a small glass .of wine to one of the guests a deaf mute gentleman hap pened to spill a few drops on his wife's skirt. The wife is also a deaf mute, and it was evident that she took the mishap in a rather irritable way. She wrinkled up her forehead and at once made a series of remarkably swift movements with her nimble fin gers. The husband, looking exceed ingly' apologetic, made a few motions in return. One of the guests, who had notice.i this little by-play, slyly slipped out a bit of paper, and penciling something on it handed it to a friend. This is what the letter read: "No matter how badly afflicted. woman can still scold." The friend scribbled this in return: "Yes; but in the present case the husband is luckier than the average. He doesn't have to look." Unwelcome Chinese. Bathoen, chief of all the Bang waketse tribes of British Bechuana land, has sent to the colonial secre tary at London a remarkable protest against the importation of Chinese labor into the Transvaal. In it the Bangwaketse chief calls the attention of the British colonial office to the fact that the natives of South Africa, get their living by work. ing in the diamond and gold mines, and he asks: "If the Chinese come into South Africa, what will become of us?" With the money earned in the mines, he says, the natives feed and clothe their children and pay the but tax; and If "these Asiatics," as he calls them, are allowed to come into South Africa it will be an exceedingly grave matter. "Poverty," he declares, "will be great, and the gc.vernment will not be able to get the hut tax from any of us, as there will be no work for us." 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