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The families of score of striking mill employes of Ipswich, Mass., have
cooking, eating and sleeping in the streets.
Jap Parties Formed About Men
Rather Than Principles.
Conditions Are Well Nigh Inexplicable
to Many Result Is Considerable
Confusion Different Periods of
Country's Political Progress.
Tokyo, Japan. Japanese politics is
well nigh inexplicable to many per
sons, especially occidentals. The sud
den and frequent changes of cabinets,
in part or in whole, are difficult to un
derstand. And, while wo can make
no claim to a perfect understating of
the mysteries, we may be able to
throw a little light on the subject
In the first place, it should be kept
In mind that political parties in Japan
ere more personal than political. Fac
tions and parties have formed around
men rather than measures, around
persons more than principles. The his
tory of political parties in New Japan
may be divided into five periods, as
1867-1882 Embryonic period.
1882-1890 Oorganizing period.
1890-1898 Developing period.
1898-1911 influential period.
1911 Predominant period.
The chief political parties which
have been organized in Japan during
the past 30 years ha,vo all illustrated
the point Just mentioned. Th- first
vo.rty in the field was the Jlyuto, or
liberal party, which was organized by
Count (then Mr.) Itagakl, and which
consisted hugely of his personal fol
lowing. The next party was the
sbimpoto, or progressive party,
which was started by Mr. (now Count)
Okuma and his friends. The chief dif
ference In these two parties, so far as
principles were concerned, was that
the liberals wete more radical than
the progressives; but the greater dif
ference was the personal one. lu more
-recent days it has been Uo and his
proteges who have dominated the
selyukal. Small factions have rallied
around smaller men; whlln personal
considerations have largely caused
splits in factions and parties.
As Mayor Ozakl has pointed out,
this feature is a not unnatural surviv-
A. F. Mann Drops Into River During
Attack of Coma Was Well
Known In U. 8.
London Well known In the United
6tates. Canada and Derbyshire as "the
sleeping man." Arthur Fitzgerald
Mann, aged forty-six, the son of a Duf
field magistrate, died recently under
peculiar circumstances
Mann left the United State Id AprU
last and on arriving In Derbyshire he
fell asleep for a week. On recovering
be starf 1 for Bakewell. but fell aslnep
on the road and did not wake for five
oays In America and Canada he had
frequent sleeping attacks which lasted
tor a week.
He was lately found on the bank of
the River Latbkil wet and unconscious
and taken to the Bakewell workhouse
infirmary, where be died without re
covering a nsclousness Tho medical
of! cer wat of the opinion that when
r" Rf on the bank of the Lathkil
he was seized wfth one of hi
k and fell into the wa
it I lu shock said the doctor.
al of the feudal system. And it was
Ozakl himself who has Just led a bolt
from the selyukal on the ground that
satd party was no standing firmly
enough for principles, but was compro
mising with the Satsuma clan element
In forming the Yamamoto cabinet.
The feature mentioned above has
naturally evolved another peculiar fea
ture; not only party ties, but party
principles, have been too loose. Or
tho reverse may be partly economic,
and these have bean so vague and
Indefinite, party ties have been very
loose. The party platforms have too
often consisted of glittering general
ities and lacking positively distln-
HiHBk. jattmttf - saw
SB1T 8MBeBeeiBeTeB iSS Hat i EB
Emperor of Japan.
gulshing principles.. In some cases
there have been clearly defined Is
sues as between conservatives and lib
erals, but In general there have been
distinctions without differences. For
instance, on such an important Issue
as the increase of tho land tax the
same party has been wcrklng, now In
support, now In opposition. All par
ties and factions having too often
been found guilty of opportunism.
Another peculiar feature of parties
in Japan is the almost complete lack
of grouping on economic class lines.
There have been geographical lineups.
would produce sufficient stimulus for
Mann to get out, and when he reached
the bank there would be a relapse.
With bis clothing saturated, be re
mained on the bank for four or five
hours before being removed to the in
firmary. Death was attributed to shock pro
duced by cold and exposure. The
man's sister, who identified the body,
ate. tod that American doctors said be
was subject to attacks of coma.
How a Young Man Traveled First
Class Without Paying So Much
as a Cent.
New York. The "cheekiest'' stow
away that ever fell Into tue bands of
the Kills Island Immigration authori
ties is Joseph Greeuberger. a young
man with a studious air and the easy,
cosmopolitan ways of a traveler, who
owns that he came to America as a
first class passenger on one of th?
palatial liners without paying a cent
for his passage He just walked
aboard the steamship Fiance, madr
been evicted from their homes and art
which have been partly economic, and
there have teen attempts to line up
the business men toegther. But, as
Indicated above, even the land tax Is
sue has not succeeded in forming any
permanent alignment, and the tariff
question has not yet affected the po
litical situation.
The burning topic of socialism has
not made any perceptible Impression
on the political world of Japan. Sev
eral years ago a socialistic party" was
organized, but was speedily forbidden
and suppressed by the government.
Moreover, the anarchist conspiracy
against the emperor only served to
Increase the severity of the officials
toward socialists of all kinds good,
bad or indifferent Therefore, there Is
no socialist party.
Leaps Distance of 76 Feet to Brick
Pavement and Appears to Be
Meridian, Miss. The fire depart
ment was called to the Central Meth
odist church to take from the high
steeple of the church a cat that had
been disturbing worship and making
some very mournful sounds for about
a week. All efforts to entice the cat
to come down failed, so the fire depart
ment ran up the aerial ladder and
went after the mouser.
Seeing the firemen approaching the
cat jumped seventy-five feet to the
brick paving below and wan stunned
for a while, but one of Its proverbial
lives came back and It was soon all
right The cat bad been without food
and was very emaciated.
Held Under "Whit Slav" Law.
Louisville, Ky. Because he smiled
at her, sixteen-year-old Minnie Bell
Wallace says she left her home la
Bvansville and came to Louisville with
Alger Hocbhalber, a check man for a
transfer company. The girl's father
traced them here and caused Hoch
halber's arreBt for violating the "white
slave" law. Hochhalber has a wife
and Infant child in Evansvllle.
Seeks to Avoid Lightning.
Congers, N. Y. Because his home
here has been struck by lightning four
times within a month, Theodore Sera
lndinger Is now covering it with ce
ment and asbestos shingles.
himself at home and agreeable to all,
as he was able to do with the six lan
guages he speaks, and received every
But be dodged stewards and pursers
at such times as bis ticket was likely
to be called tor, and managed to slip
into vacant staterooms for bis lodg
ing. When the steamer reached here
late one night last week a thuader
storm aided in his escape, for a bolt
struck the steamer, and A the excite
ment Qreenberger walked off the boat
without detention.
For all his accomplishments, how
ever, he was deficient in logic, for ha
later went to Ellis Island to seek a
position as linguist In the quizzing
he was subjected to there an officer
recognized him as a fellow who had
been taken as a stowaway from anoth
er large steamer last winter, and then
confessed to his latest exploit He
will probably be deported.
Blew Self to Piece.
Grand Rapid. Mich. Placing a
stick of dynamite on top of his bead
and lighting the fuse. John Abo, a
farmer, committed suicide here.
Rockefeller plays golf In the morning,
estate. .
On his estate he employs 700 men
to 1,10,000 a month.
Representative John A. Key of
Marlon, Ohio, Is not the first private
secretary to a congressman to step
Into his boss' job In the house, but It
is a rare enough thing when it dons
happen. John Key was secretary of
the late Representative Carl Ander
son for four years, and learned
enough of the practical side of politics
to get twice as many votes as his
Republican opponent last fall.
Key takes his place now with a
fine and distinguished line of former
secretaries. For Instance, Senator
Morris Sheppard of Texas, who went
to the upper bouse March 4, was once
secretary to his father in the house of
representatives- Governor Cox of
Ohio, once a representative, started
In to do big things when he was sec
retary to P. J. 8org, the tobacco man.
Representative A. T. Smith of Idaho
walked out of the late Senator Hey
burn's office right Into his seat In the
house. He had been secretary to the
senator for years. Representative Lever of South Carolina was secretary
to Dr. Stokes of that state. Wyatt Aiken of South Carolina was secretary to
nis ratner, wno was in congress before mm. -uepresemauve urisp ot ueorgia
was secretary of his famous father, once speaker of the house, and Repre
sentative Robertson of Louisiana succeeded bis father alter acting as lecre
tary to him
Id Latln.American capitals and other Urge cities duiing bis trip.
Mr. Bacon Is now on a tour around the world, going east He will sail
from Europe next fall for Rio de' Janeiro. '
Francis B. Sayre, whoso engage
ment to Miss Jessie Wilson, daughter
of President Wilson, was announced
some time ago. was appointed head
of the abandonment bureau In Dis
trict Attorney Whitman's office In
New York city the other day. He
formerly was In the complaint bureau
"You'll hear some harrowing sto
ries," said Joseph O. Skiuner, former
head ot the bureau, as be turned over
the office to his successor. "I hope It
won't discourage you regarding mar
riage nor make a misogynist out ot
"Nothing could do that now," was
the response.
Mr Sayre 1 greatly Interested In
the study of sociology and entered tbe
district attorney' office with tbe Idea
of getting first hand information of
other people' trouble under more
favorable conditions than In a settle
ment It also developed that Mr. Robert
H. Sayre, Mr. Sayre' mother, ta plac
mothers will receive care. She has ati
U 1., and the borne will be built in Uw
It costs John D. Rockefeller 11.000.
000 every year to "play" with his
6,000-acre estate at Pocantlco Hills,
and he thoroughly enjoys the game In
spite of the high cost of living His
land Is to him what a pile of sand Is
to a child In- fftct. he haa changed
old Mother Earth's face so much ev
ery year that the inhabitants have to
come around to get acquainted. Mr.
Rockefeller removes hills or fills val
leys Just as It pUases his whim.
Mr. Rockefeller also "plays" with
hlc houses. He has Just finished
spending $1,000,000 on his own home
to add ten bedrooms, and was looking
around for something new to play
with whe his stable was burned. Now
It is said he was not satisfied with It.
and when It Is rebuilt it will havo an
extra story. It Is also hinted that his
son's home does not quite suit him.
and he Intends this fall to add another
story to It
When t Ponantlco Hills Mr.
and In the afternoon he plays with his
and sixty teams. His pay roll amounts
Announcement has been made by
the Carnegie Foundation for Interna
tional Peace, a 110,000.000 organisa
tion, that Robert Bacon, former secre
tary of state and ambassador to Paris,
will tour South America as the rep
resentative of the Carnegie Founda
tion. Part of the work which the Car
negie Foundation has taken to itself
Is the promotion of better relation
ships between the United States and
other countries by means of unofficial
emissaries and exchanges of uui
verslty professors. Mr. Baron was se
lected as being one of -ibe most dis
tinguished men ci the United States
and bis task will be to further the
mutual understandings between the
Latin and the North Americans. He
will tour all of South America, visit
ing every country except Colombia,
and will meet most of the public men
of each country, it la expctert that
be probably wit) deMver many lectures
ing to build a home
ned a lease for prope
I ant

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