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VOL. liUI. NO. Oil.
PAGES 9 TO 12.
Items of Interest Gathered at
the National Capital.
One Congressman' Constituents Ex.
pected Pianos In Lien of Seeds
Iiy the Wife of Representative
John Sharp Williams Knom He Is
. Absentmlnded Trne Jeffersonlan
During the consideration of the agri
cultural appropriation bill in the house
there were several interesting collo
quies regarding the experience of mem
bers in the distribution of garden and
other seeds that are provided by the
agricultural department for general
distribution by members of congress.
says the Washington correspondent of
the New York Times.
There is a feeling in some sections of
the country that a congressman can
get almost anything he asks for at the
public expense, and the mail brings
many curious requests. It Is not an
unusual thing for members to receive
orders for encyclopedias, dictionaries,
etc., and from some of the agricultural
districts come requests for farming
implements and other articles that
would be of value in the cultivation of
the soil. The needs sent out do not
always meet expectations, and the con
sequent disappointment suggests many
requests In the way of compensation.
One of the Democratic representa
tives from Missouri recently received a
letter from an agricultural constituent
complaining that the seeds sent him
had not produced what was anticipated
and requesting that a piano be sent
him in lieu of seeds and documents.
He explained that he had read in a
newspaper pianos and parlor organs
were being distributed by the agricul
tural department, aud lie wanted a
The member replied that he was
sorry he could not comply with the
request of his constituent. Doing a
Democrat, the department discriminat
ed against him, he said, and gave pi
anos and organs ouly to Republican
members. Mr. llartholdt was the only
Republican member from Missouri, he
said, and had been awarded all the
musical instruments set aside for the
state of Missouri. It was added that
Mr. Bart hold t bad recently drawn
twelve pianos for distribution. Mr.
Bartholdt is now engaged in explain
ing to numerous applicants for pianos
and organs that he has none of those
Instruments to distribute JTnd that the "
government does not include such in
struments in its list of articles sent out
to the agriculturists of the country.
Representative John Sharp Williams,
the leader of the minority In the house,
is absentmlnded. Mrs. Williams joined
him after congress met. Representa
tive Williams was in great haste one
morning to attend a committee meet
ing and without waiting for breakfast
hurried up to the capitol. says the New
York World's Washington correspond
ent. "B-r-r-r-r-r:" rang the telephone from
the Williams' apartment shortly after
Mr. Williams' departure.
"What Is it?" asked the young wom
an at the telephone central.
'"Flense have some one come up and
unlock my door." Mrs. Williams said.
"What's the matter?" asked the lock
smith when he arrived.
"My husband forgot I was here and
locked the door," Mrs. Williams ex
plained. People who have grown apprehensive
lest the White House entertainments
were losing their true democratic char
acter were relieved of all fear at a re
cent reception which was given by the
president anil Mrs. Roosevelt in honor
of the congress of the United States,
says the New York Tribune.
Senator Coekrell. the venerable
statesman from Missouri, was among
the guests. As he was ascending the
marble stairway which leads to the
main floor some one called his atten
tion to the fact that he had forgotten
to remove his overshoes. Not wishing
to lose his place in the line, the senator
nromntlv extricated himself from his
ample goloshes, set them to one side. !
placed his calling card in one and
went on.
Throughout the evening guests as
cending and descending the beautiful
stairway viewed with surprise and
amusement the conspicuous gum shoes.
They were of generous proportions,
and as they rented on the snow white
marble they tore mute but eloquent
testimony that true Jeffersonian sim
plicity has not totally disappeared in
the nation's capital.
A distinguished contractor who was
heaping abuse upon the treasury de
partment lecause it had not seen flt to
renew a contract which he had held
for years called on Secretary Shaw a
short time ago and. after failing to get
a reconsideration of his proposal, aired
his grievance to a group of newspaper
men. says the New York Tribune.
Secretary Shaw smiled when he was
toltl what the ex-contractor had said
lout him and the department. "It
seems to be a little hard to wean him."
said the secretary, "lie doesn't seem
to be able to get enough. He is un
like a yoang country fellow I heard of
once who was converted at a camp
meeting. He was not accustomed to
speaking butwas so hapcj oyer his
conversion that he" rat He musr tes
tify. "After struggling to his feet he tried
to think of something appropriate.
Finally he stammered: 'I'm so happy
I don't know bow to I'm so happy.
I feel so good. I feel just like a calf
that's suckin' two cows.' "
XTsed by Philadelphia Pastor to Point
Ont a Moral.
A baby lion four weeks old, borrowec
from a menagerie, was exhibited bj
the Rev. Dr. Clarence II. Woolston, tht
pastor, before the Sunday school in tht
East Baptist church, Columbia avenue.
In Philadelphia, the other Sunday.
Dr. Woolston made the baby lion't
acquaintance some time ago. The do
cility of the little animal and his splen
did eyes looking up wonderingly into
the face of the clergyman struck tht
latter as affording an opportunity ol
giving an object lesson to his Sunday
The consent of Trainer Rollins was
obtained, and, resting on a bed of
straw inside a telescope, bag. the little
animal was carried into the Sunday
school room. Dr. Woolston said:
"Now, children, I want to tell you
something about this little fellow. He
has been away from his mamma some
hours, and he is hungry, and, like a
good many little boys I know, he wants
to go back to his dear mother, who no
doubt misses him very much.
"The little lion has not been named
yet, and Mr. Rollins has kindly allowed
us to give him a name. We have de
cided to call him after the youngest
member in our cradle department, and
upon investigation we find it is Norman
Williams Hautz, eight weeks old,
whose home is at COU Miller street. i
"The lesson I want you to learn from
him before he goes back Is this: As you
se him now, he is all innocence. He is
gentle and docilj as the sweetest in
fant child. By nature he Is wicked and
savage, and when he grows up to be a
big lion if you should meet him in the
jungle he would destroy you or My you
prostrate by a blow.
"So it is with children. We are all
sinful by nature, but, unlike the lion,
our future is open to us. We can all
be good boys and good girls, und when
we grow up to manhood and woman
hood we can still have Christian char
acter and gentleness by following our
Lord Jesus Christ."
Following the pastor's little talk
which scenicd to make an impression
on the children, the lion was taken
among the children, and Dr. Woolston
gave it to the youngest of all to stroke
as an evidence of its harmlessness.
Features of a. Disease Discovered by
ChlcaRO I nlverslty President.
A new disease has been discovered
by President Harper of the University
of Chicago. The disease is that of
"mind wandering," and it was brought
to the attention of the students of the
junior college the other day in a lec
ture by the president, says a Chicago
"Four men and four women, said
Dr. Harper, "from among the number
of students at the university have been
afflicted with this disorder and have
had to leave college. The prime symp
tom of the disease Is lack of ability to
concentrate the mind on any subject.
President Haner went on to say that
those who have been compelled to drop
their work were unable to give a lucid
account of what they had been reading
after ten minutes' attention to a certain
book. Overstudy was suggested as one
possible cause of the malady, while an
other possibility mentioned was too
much work on subjects in which the
student could not take an interest.
Long and systematic perusal of certain
lines of work which are especially in
teresting was suggested as a possible
.VoTfl Test In Hypnotism.
A curious experiment was made one
afternoon recently at the Opera Co
mique, in Paris, on a hypnotic subject
of an exceptional type who during a
hypnotic state was extremely sensi
tive to the sound of musical instru
ments and the human voice, says the
Chicago Tribune. He appeared on the
stage and when the music commenced
began to make gestures, following the
rhythm in the most graceful manner.
A song by Miss t'arden caned the sun-
ject to balance his head as If waving
his hair.
War Danee Oasts Cakrnalk In Paris
The cakewalk a la Francaise is no
longer the rage in Paris, says the New
York World. It has given way to an
other North American travesty. This
time the Kickanoo Indian reigns in
fashionable salons. Possibly no one
would be more surprised than the red
ikins at the edition of their war dance
which Is served up to the Parisians in
buckskin, fringes and feathers. It is
full of graceful sinuosities and "fetch
ing" poses and is altogether a far cry
from the strenuous original.
Girls Kept la Casres. -
It Is said that the people of New
Britain have a peculiar custom of con
fining their girls in cages until they
reach marriageable age. These cages
are built of wood cut from the palm
tree and are inside the rude houses.
Outside each house is a fence of wick
erwork made of reeds. The girls are
caged at the ajre of two or three and
are never allowed to go out of the
house, yet they seem strong and
Some people pick their company to
pieces. Schoolmaster.
The Captain Vested With Absolote
Power Over Passeugrers and Crew.
Responsibilities of the Chief En
gineer A Floating: City.
One of the most remarkable things
about the modern ocean liner is the
fact that while tt sea she gives em
ployment to between COO and 500 peo
ple. It might seem incredible that
any vessel, even one capable of carry
ing from 1,500 to li.OOO passengers,
could keep so many men occupied, but
it Is true that a full count of the offi
cers and crew on any oue of the mod
ern Atlantic steamships will give at
least the former figure, while on the
biggest and most famous ships, such
as the Oceanic, Cedric and St. Louis, it
falls not far short of the latter.
To begin with the organization of
the ship's company from the top. there
is first of all the captain. He is the
absolute master of the ship and of all
on board, with direct responsibility for
her safety to her owners and to the
traveling public at large. He has con
trol of the ship's navigation and of
her internal aflairs as well, and he is
privileged to clap a member of the
crew or a passenger who does not be
have himself into irons if he deems it
necessary. Perhaps nowhere else can
one find an example of such absolulte
and despotic power as the ship captain
may wield if occasion requires.
Under the captain the administration
of the big vessel is divided among three
departments. The first of these is the
deck department, which has charge of
the navigation of the vessel; the second
is the engineer's department, devoted to
operating the boilers and engines, the
power producing branch of the steam
ship; the third is the passenger depart
ment, presided over by the purser and
the chief steward and having for its
chief function to look after the com
fort of the travelers for whom the
great ship and her elaborate staff
primarily exist.
In the deck department are various
officers, usually the chief officer or first
officer, second and junior second, third
and junior or third officers. The chief
officer is the captain's assistant. lie
relieves the latter cm the bridge, takes
his place in the daily inspection of the
ship and has charge particularly over
the cleanliness of the ship, seeing to it
that every part is in spick and span
order. The second officers take turns at
standing watch on the bridge and su
Ierintending the deoks, while the jun
ior officers, as the thirds are called, are
employed in the steering of the vessel,
one of them being constantly engaged
In this work, with the assistance of the
Then a number of petty officers is to
be noted in the deck department, such
as the quartermasters, who perform the
actual work of steering the ship; the
chief boatswain and his assistants, who
look after the rigging and deck equip
ment, and the carienter. who is respon
sible for the good order of the spars,
boats, water tanks and decks and who
inspects these and also the masts, yards
and pumps twice each day. Ilesides
these officers, there are the ordinary
seamen, who perform all sorts of du
ties, from working the deck machinery
to scrubbing the decks and rails to
keep them in shining order. Altogether
from forty to fifty men are employed
in the deck department.
At the head of the engine department
is the chief engineer, who has as as
sistant officers what are known as first,
second and third engineers. Next to
the captain's post the chief engineer's
is the most resjKinsibie station in the
Operation of the liner, and tli enginee!'
has under him a great number of work
ers the trimmers, who bring the coal
from the bunkers to the fire rooms; the
stokers, who feed it into the always
hungry furnaces, and the greasers, who
keep the engine parts clean and well
oiled. There are also a number of
men who look after the pumps, the
blowers and the electrical plant, which
Is under the chief engineer's super
vision. In the passenger department there
are two very important officers, one of
these being the purser, the man with
whom the passengers come into con
tact most frequently and who is large
ly responsible for the popularity or un
popularity of the ship.
The QtirjAncinal o5cer in. this, de-
i :V 4-v .k
partment is tile "chief steward, who ex
ercises authority over a small army of
stateroom stewards, saloon, stewards,
stewardesses, cooks, scullions, store
keepers and bootblacks, and who se
lects the food and makes out the menus
for the meals.
White Satin Gown Ornamented With
Silken Fr nitres.
The gowns of today have certainly
reached the height of all' their sartorial
greatness and glory. Extravagance,
picturesqueness.aud grac.e are blended
in the modes of the moment, with" a
perfect sense of proportion and beauty.
Devotees of fashion are supposed to
be reveling in modistic simplicity, but
it is about the most expensive example
of the "simple dress" the coutouriere
can devise or the client's pocketbook
Along the lines of up to date sim
plicity comes the gown shown in the
illustration. This elegant creation is
of oyster white satiit, princess in ef
fect. The entire gown over the satin foun
dation is made up of inset pieces of
tucked satin connected with herring
bone stitch clone in heavy white Gre
cian floss. To bias folds of satin are
attached long silk fringes which at in
tervals ornament both skirt and waist.
A dress of this design could be hap
pily carried out .in. oncof the dainty
shades 'of pastel voile and trimmed
with the fashionable macrame fringe
so much used at present.
Isidor Rnjofr, Who Wan Counsel For
Hear Admiral Schley.
Isidor Itayuer, who has just been
elected United States senator from
Maryland to succeed Senator Louis E.
McComas, the present incumbent, is one
of the most famous lawyers of the
state and an orator of renown.
Senator Itayuer is best known to the
country at large as Hear Admiral
Schley's counsel during the investiga
tion in 1001 of that officer's conduct in
the Spanish war. Born iu Baltimore in
ISoO, he was educated at the University
of Virginia, in 1STI was admitted to the
bar and for many years has been a
prominent figure in public life.
Mr. Ilayner soon became known in his ,
native city as a brilliant fciwyer. He
was elected in 1S7S to the; legislature,
where the announcement that he would
ppeak always filled""the galleries dnring
the one term that he scrvedIn 18SG he
was elected to congress" and was twice
re-elected. He declined-to serve a fourth
term and after having played a con
spicuous part during the six years of
his service retired in 1S:2. Seven years
later he was elected attorney general of
In August. UHjl, Admiral Schley
asked Mr. Itayner to 'represent him at
the naval inquiry arising out of the
S.jmpson-Scljey controversy, and liny-
ner accepted'and" In the" trial Md
greatly to his fame as lawyer .v
tor. $
Where Three Is n Crovrd.
Tom I supiose you spent a pleasant
evening with your best girl.
Dick Pleasant? Huh: , fallow can't
make love to his girl in a' crowd.
Tom Oh, was there a crowd there?
Pick Yes. and the chump didn't hare
sense enough to realize that he wasn't
wanted. Chicago. Tribnne.
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How the Fnn Makers of a Century
Ago Treated Friend and Foe Qneer
Conceits of the Cartoonists The
Famons Flotilla.
Our British cousins are just now cel
ebrating in a humorous way the cen
tenary of the intended invasion of
their tight little isle by Napoleon I. in
1S04. The celebration, if such it may
be called, consists mainly in the re
publication of the numerous carica
tures and cartoons of the great Corsi
can, his army and fleet, which ap
peared in the public prints of that
While the British cartoons of 1S03-
04 would lead one to think that Napo
leon was held in contempt and as a fit
subject for laughter and scoffing, the
invasion planned was serious enough,
ind there is no doubt that the prepa
rations for it caused much alarm iu
England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
In the rural districts of England the
enthusiasm was prodigious, and coun
try yokels were drilled with axes and
pitchforks (a fact that did not escape
the cartoonists, who made the ruobt
of it), and old guns which had not seen
the light for years were furbished up
pending the arrival of supplies of
arms, for which subscriptions poured
into the hands of local treasurers.
There was fear that some line morn
ing the tramp of the Frenchmen might
be heard, and to guard against sur
prises beacons with which to flash the
call to arms were established on every
headland and hilltop. False alarms
were not uncommon, and many an
amusing tale is told of yeomen, swell
ing with patriotism, marching forth to
meet a foe that never came.
So great was the excitement that the
whole country became an armed camp.
Citizens strode about with muskets on
their shoulders, professors and stu
dents paraded on college campuses,
and side arms were worn by judges
and members of the bar.
In France, where the lust for con
quest was rampant, the enthusiasm
was intense. Veterans of many cam
paigns and conscripts from workshop
VL -A.
and farm were gathered in the great
camp at and near Boulogne to the num
ber of 140.00O. But to ferry the army
across the channel was the difficulty.
Once landed in England. Napoieon
might have entered Ixmdon, but that
strip of water proved an insuperable
In every port of France and Holland
the building of transports Mas pushed.
These were of various sizes, from ves
sels carrying thirty -eight sailors and
lo0 soldiers to small boats intended to
hold five sailors and from fifty to sixty
soldiers. Napoleon said that 2.CKKJ of
these craft would be required, but that
number was nver reached, although a
great flotilla was gathered. So numer
ous were the vessels that it had been
necessary to enlarge and deepen many
of the French harbors to accommodate
them. Then it was discovered that it
would lie impossible to get all of the
boats to sea on one tide. Half of thel
great army would be forced to wait
outside In their unstable boats for
twelve hours before it could be joined
by the other half. This was altogether
too perilous an undertaking, and the
projected invasion came t naught.
But all this gave the British cartoon
ists their opiortunity. and they made
the most of It. One of them pictured
the army crossing the channel on a
great raft. Another pictured Napoleon
enterinsr London seated on a horse,
with his face to the tail and escorted
by the Honorable Artillery company.
John Bull nnd the pitchfork armed
yeomanry also excited the humor of
the artists, for they were impartial
with their favors and struck friend 33
well as foe.
Napoleon's proposed. Invasion of Eog-.
bj, Cil
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land" is now" bur "a "memory, and If It
served no other purpose than to stir
up the wits it certainly added to the
gayety of nations in that respect. Eng
land and France are now good friends
and can afford to laugh together at tbo
war which never took place.
In America a Mere Formality, bat la
Italy a Real Necessity.
The wine was opened dextrously by
j the waiter, who before serving the
j guests poured a few drops into the
host's glass.
"Why did this waiter give you a lit-
j tie wine before helping the rest of us?"
i asked a man of curious mind.
I "Oh," said the host, "that's always
"I know it's always done. That does
not answer my question, though. Here,
waiter," the man persisted, "you tell
me. why when you open a bottle of
wine you pour a few drops into the
host's glass before serving the guests."
The waiter smiled and answered:
"It's a matter of form, sir; an old
custom, a politeness. Its origin lies in
the fact that after the removal of the
cork there might be left in the neck of
the bottle a little dust or a few specks
of cork. The first drops poured out
would in that event contain the dust or
the cork, and thus the guest were he
served first might get this refuse; hence
the host is given the first drops.
"As a matter of fact, if you know
how to open wine you have no difficulty
in keeping the bottle's neck clean. The
custom, therefore, is a formality in
America. In Italy, though, it is a real
necessity, for over there they pour a
little oil in the necks of their bottles of
native wine before corking on the
ground that this makes the wine air
tight. No doubt it does, but it also in
some cases gives to the first glass from
the bottle a decidedly oily flavor. There
fore the first glass the host gallantly
takes." Philadelphia ltecord.
The Way Fred Uonelass Got the Dest
of Captain It n tiers.
The inexhaustible sense of humor in
Frederick Douglass kept him clear of
any sense of gloom, as was never bet
ter seen than on the once famous oc
casion when the notorious Isaiah Kyn
ders of New York, at the head of a
mob. had interrupted an antislavery
meeting, captured the platform, placed
himself in the chair and bidden the
meeting proceed. Douglass was speak
ing and, nothing loath, made his speech
only keener and keener for the inter
ference, weaving around the would be
chairman's head a wreath of delicate
sarcasm which carried the audience
with it. while the duller wits of the
burly despot could hardly follow him.
Knowing only in a general way that he
was being dissected, Kynders at last
exclaimed. "What you abolitionists
want to do is to cut all our throats!"
"Oh, no," replied Douglass in his most
dulcet tones; "we would only cut your
hair." And, bending over the shaggy
and frowzy head of the Bowery tyrant.
he gave a suggestive motion as of scis
sors to his thumb and forefinger with
a professional ioIiteness that instantly
brought down the house, friend and
foe, while Itynders quitted the chair in
wrath and the meeting dissolved itself
amid general laughter. It was a more
cheerful conclusion perhaps than that
stormier one not unknown in reforma
tory conventions with which Shake
speare so often ends his scenes. "Ex
eunt fighting." Thomas Wentworth
Higginson in Atlantic.
A Good Place to Avoid.
In the northern Shan states, on the
border of Burma, there is a tribe called
the Wild Was. These people propitiate
with human skulls the 'demons whom
they worship. Outside every village in
their country there are many posts, all
in one line, decked with human skulls.
A niche is cut in the back of each post,
with a ledge on which the skull can
rest and grin through a hole In front
of it. Every village has a dozen and
some as many as a hundred of these
head posts. Fresh skulls are in special
request at harvest time and are pur
chased for large sums, those of distin
guish visitors being particularly de
sired. She Shot.
A story is told of Count Schouvaloff,
a former Russian ambassador to Eng
land. He greatlj- admired Englishwo
men and was heartily annoyed when
he offended any one of them. While
he was in London he learned English,
and, having heard one famous English
beauty say "Shut up!" to another, he
imagined it to Ie a phrase of polite
agreement, such as "Say no more." In
this sense he himself addressed it to
an illustrious lady the next night at
dinner, to the lady's consternation, and
his own when later he discovered his
Plnyed a a Orsjan.
The little daughter of a well known
New York musicinn was much cha
grined the other day by the ingenuous
remark of a "new friend." Said the
little girl proudly:
"My father is an organist."
"And does he have a monkey V" was
the prompt rejoinder.
Novelty Excited Curiosity.
OwtJaight I had an awful time
thinking up an excuse to give my wife
when I got home from the club last
night. 1
Lushman Did she demand one?
Owtlaignt Of course. I cot home an
early that It piqued her curiosity. Ex
change. , .
Wonderful Advance After a Sleep
of Two Centuries".
First Year of the Meljl. or Enlicht
ened Rnle, Dates From Nov. tt, 180S,
Present Mikado Succeeded Ilia Fa
ther at the Age of Sixteen Progress
of Western Ideas.
The following chronology of Japan's
advance during the last two centuries
Is from the New York Times:
Beginning of the Tokugawa line of
Snogun. lyeyasu makes Yeddo his
capital 1803
Edict against the Christiana by lye
yasu 1613
Persecution begins 1814
Will Adams, an English pilot, lands
at Bungo. April 19. ltioO; dies 1020
All foreigners, except Dutch and Chi
nese, banished und the Japanese
forbidden to leave th country 163(1
A several years' massacre of Chris
tians begins. The Dutch factory re
moved from Firando to Dashima.... 1W1
Rising of Shimabara. Christians hurl
ed from Popemberg 1677
Arrival of Commodore Perry in the
bay of Yeddo. July 8 1S33
Treaty with the United States signed,
March 31 1S54
Townsend Harris concludes a treaty
of foreign residence 1858
Yokohama, Nagasaki and Hakodate
open to trade, July 1 18C9
First embassy to the United States,
January I860
The regent. Tl llamon uo Kami, as
sassinated. March 3 I860
Mr. Heusken. interpreter United States
legation, assassinated l&il
Attack on the legation. July 5 ISuL
First embassy to Europe 1S63
English attacked near Yokohama and
one killed by the followers of Shl
madzu Saburo, father of the daimio
of Satsuma; 100,000 paid by the
government 1862
An American steamer and French
and Dutch corvet tired upon by
two men-of-war of the prince of
Klusiu 18G3
The United States corvet Wyoming
engages the two men-of-war. July.. 1863
Two French war steamers booh after
destroy a battery 1863
Bombardment of Kagoshima by the
English. August 1S63
American and English legutions burn
ed 1863
Simonoseki bombardment by nine
English, three French, four Dutch
and one American men-of-war, Sept.
5 and 6 1864
Japan forced to pay an indemnity
the Simonoseki indemnity of $3.
000,000 in all. which is afterward re
duced to one-half 1864
Major Baldwin and Eiwutenant Bird
murdered at Kamakura 1864
Attack on the guard of Sir II. Parks
while going to an audience with the
mikado. March 13 1866
Mutsuhito at sixteen years of age
succeeds his father as oue hundred
and twenty-first (or one hundred
and twenty-third) mikado. Feb. 3 1867
11 logo, Osaka and Yeddo opened. Jan.
1 1869
The mikado restored to full power.
Jan. 3
An officer and ten French sailors
murdered at Sakal, near Osaka, by
a detachment of Tosa troops 1SCS
Battle of Fushiml Jan. 28 1868
Battle of Ueno July 4 1868
First year of MeIJi (enlightened rule)
Nov. 6
The mikado removes to Yeddo, which
chances its name to Tokyo and is
made capital of the empire Nov. 26.
Hakodate taken; war ended June 8...
Abolition of the feudal system; the
daimios relegated to private life and
retired on pensions of one-tenth of
their former revenue July 5
First appearance of newspapers.
Embassy representing the national
government makes the circuit of the
world 1871-72
First railway in Japan opened Oct. 13. 1873
Attempted assassination of Iwakura
Jan. 14
Adoption of the Gregorian calendar.
Officials obliged to wear European
dress when on duty
War against Formosa, May
Exchange of Saghalien for
(Chlshima) islands ,
Revocat'.on of the edicts
Treaty between Japan and
Feb. 11
Beginning of the southern rebellion at
Kumamoto, Oct. 24
End of the southern rebellion and
death of Salgo Tagamorl 1877
Okubo assassinated May 11 187S
National exhibition In Tokyo opened
March 11 1881
Rescript promising the opening of a
parliament In 1X90. Oct. 14 1881
The United States returns the Shl-
monosekl Indemnity 1883
Rehabilitation of old nobility July 9... 1884
Official priesthood abolished Aug. 11.. 1884
Japanese troopH In Seoul attacked by
Chinese and Koreans 1884
The constitutions granted by the em
peror promulgated Feb. 11 1889
First Imperial diet meets November... 18
International exhibition in Tokyo 1890
Attempt on the life of the czar when
traveling In Japan
Japan declares war on China Feb. 12.,
Surrender of Chinese navy and suicide
of admiral
Surrender of Welhalwet...
Treaty of peace of Simonoseki be
tween Japanese and Chinese; ac
quisition of Formosa
Adoption of gold standard in Japan...
Treaty revision; end of exterritorial
Japan joins the powers in war against
Alliance with Great Britain.
A Parallel.
An old farmer said to his sons: "Boys,
don't you wait for somethin' to tura
up. You might Jest as well go and sit
down on a stone In the middle of a
meadow with a pail 'twlxt your leg
and wait for a cow to back up to you
to be milked."
He Won t you let me give you Jusf
one kiss before I go?
She Will just one satisfy you?
He Yes, darling.
She Then I won't give it to you.
One Sweetly Pleasant Thoocht.
Georgians We arc not old.
Juliana Ob, yes. we are, my dear.
Georgians Well, we are just a
young as any girls of onr &ge In tenrn
Indianapolis Journal.

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