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HEN Yoshihito became
g-y’ the reigning sovereign
Pl J I of Japan he found him-
I self In a position com
y I parable to that of no
1 emperor on earth. Oth
cr emperors, ▼’♦stern
i and eastern, are tut
human. Yoshihito in the
L/’-vY eyes of his subjects is
vl The succession of oth
lu'K- er emperors Is clouded
and disconnected; that
»O hlhito Is complete and self suf
ht one hundred and twenty
i r overt ign of his line, he traces
royal descent back to the mists
I, world, back six hundred years
re, before the time of Christ,
t tn fact, to the groat heroic age
;n , when two gods were called
r .'•(> create a land from the liquid
j.’ of the air—and they ertated
k these gods he claims de
li ..-.I not even the most highly
f . | and sclentilically minded
I will dispute it. That Is the
m of belief which no modern so
H; (lon can pierce. The dead
j ’ to has taken his harborage
It 11 fellow gods, and Yoshihito,
jlng. Is of his blood.
|, in part, explains the attitude
nt ration In which the Japanese
i d tin ir ruler, explains the senti
lt which marks him forth from
ll ; . i sovereigns. It Is a sentiment
r', !'*w .Japanese will discuss.
It is a sentiment,” said one to the
[ I. "which It is itnpor.sible for a
b m* to analyze, and which if an-
I. I no foreign mind could compre-
|- firings partly from the Intense
j| in of the people and is really
pciliar form of patriotism. It is
j *’ Japanese nation were rev-
D< ; Itfeelf, for it believes that It.
i g from the gods and that
1 ’ the family of the emperor To
at: hi which reverences Its ances
i th-' emperor represents a link
p •> (he present Japan and every
ig that has gone before —a link
ba; between tho material and
ir: -p v.< He Is at once an
: • if mysticism and the eiubodl-
B' : atcrial national strength
f r. If."—the Japanese gentleman
Ir I -' you could merge the sent I-
Jit of a Roman Catholic for the
k ;• ! he afl ection of a people for
beat king.”
V. ill t' . present emperor preserve
I'i •' the full sentiment which
'I ;le had for his father?” was
I ; • • < sc shrugg* d
If a '-asure, perhaps. Wholly.
. i," he answered.
t lb will command a peculiar
erotic' is certain from the reasons
U'* gm which are Inherent in
it/ion That the affection of the
I' 1 v. ill be as great as that given
ti e bio emperor Is doubtful You
Lth. |.i>t sovereign inspired and con
II' 1 Japan from Its growth from a
1.-u ri to a world wide nation
It* tho time the great princes or
t l< s surrendered their powers and
res to t.ie gralHing of a modern and
Mtitary constitution in 1889. his was
• initiative of each successive ad-
He bad done more even than
I ft’i' expected—certainly more
had been accomplished for a
,nn b> fore. That record was per
Li ’* bin, and is responsible for the
! • 'al lovn with which he is regard
p I’o’.or and reverence the new
,V( s. lie Is emperor, he Is
'1 spirit of Japan. Hut.
an emperor must cam
r ’’ f '»r himself.”
r » Yoshihito, the new em
' ipan. upon his kingdom —
'• vipotit, in western eyes, of
rks of Japanese respect.
' Hu race follows the precedents
Mutsuhito, Yoshihito s
r ->li not be pronounced by any
L" k ’ Meets. "The sovereign.”
; I.’ he will be: not
”o call tho name of Yo
'-tn be « acr |] P(re< It wou id be
•*» fluine had been assailed
lf ' ‘ only a small Indication of
f , 1 which the Japanese will
». '' ' ns a sovereign. No man or
n«ni H,t hefore him. None, if
l 1,1,1 be maintained, will speak
addr " * ,irn ‘ for 11 18 the custom
ten-i ,l "‘ cm Poror of Japan only
his t ‘ “* ,n * )erß °f his household
|k » ,r> tice even the greatest will
Iter i ,' ,in Kroun d. unless the em
le n ..’, l ! «cvd at some elevation,
raiw, , J” r, nlsslble that the eyes
h| o . '' nd ovon this is a conces
the new world of things in
ihlto, th* dead emperor,
Do ’7
T^ h °r’ Men w Kstraordinary
Cnt Neglected Their
t Is n r
1 fita-av to be M <•»»!«•. Butt it
*tfe p &s Peasant to be
<o hr ° ro Mr ® • fww cases that
1 ft < Ve 11: Shakespeare's mar
_• ‘uppcsed to have been mis
i'.’,l1 know that Milton's was.
ai |l «<ey f rife starred while
PMMd 11,,, n ret ,| xteeß yearß o| |lfe
““**« by any foreigner. unseen by
an> but bls personal attendants, who
of his family, in conference
even with the greatest of thoso who
served him. his face was never shown,
or ip sat hidden within a canopy, on
io ou throne-platform from which
his orders came. Till sixteen years
of age he had never walked and the
art of walking vas with him a stiff
and harsh practice to the end New,
too. is the wild acclaim of Innumera
-1 e banzais whenever the emper
or s presence is observed by the p<o
pie for it came into Japan within the
last fifteen years and in the skirts of
progress. Before that time a dead
rnlvnce had spoken national respect—
a dead sib nee and eyes lowered and
the shuttm-d windows of houses
along the street.
Yoshihito will undoubtedly bo
viewed by his subjects as closer to
the human species than any of the
emperors that preceded him. For
even his father began his reign as the
practical prison' r of his own deifi
cation. Prior to 1 Mjs he—as were his
predecessors for hundreds of years—
wae the splendidly isolated hut prac
tical prisoner of the shogun, in whose
hands the real administrative j»ower
lay. jhe generali. i;eo of the forces,
the shogun, also controlled tho ad
ministrative functions of government,
while (he emp« ror hints* If was mere
ly a splendid figure— too sacred by
far to Indulge In the ignoble occupa
tion of "doing things.”
And the per. onality of this new rul
er. who commands medieval respect
from a nation j»o ultra-modern us the
A slight, small chested figure, of In
expensive shoulder and somewhat
frail build a figure with a head ab
normally large, coal black eyes, the
coarse black hair, the somewhat
sombre expression, and the undet.-hot
jaw of the great emperor, hi* father,
in his august position today he se< ms
somewhat of an anomaly to the west
ern eyes, for he 1« not the son of the
empress of Japan, but of one o
Mulsohlto's lesser wives, the ( ountess
Yanagaware. and chosen by the las
emperor as that sovereign s successor
under the law of Japan. He is thir
ty-one vears old. end with the excep
tion of a slight illness, hardier than
he has ever been.
For Yoshlhlto har. been a frail fig
ure since infancy—a sufferer from a
constitutional complaint which car
ried off his elder brother, and which
the unusual size of his head sufficiently
suggests. He is a sufferer from wa
ter on the brain, which however. Im
pairs his mental faculties not the
least, but only renders him unusually
Nelth „ of
n °:.o*Xily »«d
o( Navarro »’ y Xpy
wK,. ... mad. abeller -,.
her hu.b«A 8 wm
laurence Start • tf was
... J*'"X. ar. but
forced to lav® hlm ’ T ®
sensitive to nervous diseases. He i.
spoken of as serious and bright ano
with some ptetenae to social instinct*'-
unpossessed by his parent.
Third among the sons, and on*
among the twelve children of the late
emperor, Yoshihito bad no greatci
rcaii'n to expect a succession to sov
ereignty than had any of his broth
ers had they lived, for it is the custon
nf the emperor to nominate his sue
cesHor from the most likely mateiia
--only being limited by the fact tha
he must be of royal blood. Tho deati
of his two elder brothers, however
pcn<d up vast royal perspectives I*
Yoshihito. and in 18S7 he was no’.r
inated heir apparent, being pro
claimed crown prince in 1889
Yoehihlto's life in Its tarliest year'
reflected the changed condition o
Japan. He was brought up democra
ically, and attended school in the Col
1» g< of Peers, which is intended io
the education of prlnc*.- and nobles
but which is open to all. lien- h<
worked with the rest, possessing n<»
privileges unpossessed by the most
obscure, and with a punctuality in
sisted upon from even iilm, the dt
scendant of the gods. In this wa:
came the comparative d‘ v vlupm- nt oi
bls social instincts, for. unlike Mut
suhito, he prefers to talk directly
vith his company than through the
august intermed ary of court official.'
Later, however, he came under the
care of n tutor. Gcn<rul Oku. who wa;
assisted by u Mr. Adachi, who srem*
to have been linguistically inclined
for the present emperor speaks Eng
lish and French, as well as German
From General Ol.u he ttudied tnili
tary tactics and early proved (bat ir.
Japan royalty is something of a t’nlit
man. At thirteen he was a lieuten
ant, at sixteen colonel of the Japanese
In these early years, from our
western viewpoint, he lived a life of
remarkable independence of parental
control. He occupied, almost from in
fancy, a palace of Lis own. not, how
ever. diniant from the emperor s.
With all this atmosphere of the
feudal, however, Yoshihito is thor
oughly In accord with the modern
spirit of his country. In many re
Fpocts he is tinged with European
habits to a degree not even up
proached by hla father.
In 1906, when his three-storied pal
ace was built at a cost of >300.000. it
vias European rather than Japanese
in character. Even In-his unofficial
n-.onu nts. too. he uses European dross
Such is a slight portrait of Yoshl
hito. new emperor of Japan, who, pre
sumably. will desert his own palace
and inherit that in which the late cm
peror lived
a handful of instances out of hun
Yeast—They du say when a man’s
ears are red that somebody Is talk
ing about him.
Crimson beak—-Yes, and he can bet
that somebody’s talking about him If
his nose is red.
**l was struck with her expression
“Yes; it made a great hit with ma."
It Never Fails.
Striking Results.
He tat the musicale)—That singer
teems to be echoing our feelings.
She—How so?
He—She’s singing "No One Known
low Sad 1 Feel.”
Wathena, Kan. —"My child’s scalp
•.rouble became so bad that I was
ashamed to have anyone seo him. Ills
head had a solid scab on it. He also
had a terrible breaking out on his fa o
which wrs gradually growing worre.
'hhe eruption was like pimples which
developed Into rcres wb.cu he scratch*
rd, which ho did almort conEtsr/.ly.
Baby would almost scratch himself
"I Lad used several different kinds
of salvo, T; Hie of them hc’pli g In t’-o
least bit, whr n I saw the Cutlcura ad
vertisement in the paper and it imdc
mn think of the good re c u’ts my r‘ r
had when she u - ed ir for her children.
I had only used Cutlcura Soap nnd
Ointment about two weeks hefore 1
noticed t’ at the sores were almost on
tlre’y gr ne, and it must have been a
month cr s’v weeks ho was troubled
befcro I L< .-ran the trertr.ient. Ho
would pet < sy when I would put tho
Cutlcura Ointment on him. Cutlcura
Scap and Ointment completely cured
’.din and ho has a clear com’ lexlon
nsw." (Signed) Mrs. W. IT. Hughes,
Dec. 21, 1911.
Cutlcura Soap and Ointment sold
throughout the world. S: mple of each
free, with 22-p. Skin T< k. Addrr s
post-card "Cutlcura, Depu L, Boston."
Subtle Admonition.
"Why do you always ask that regu
lar customer if the razor hurls him?’
afk»d eno barber.
"Just as a g« i.lie reminder," replied
tho other, "that if ho lorvot the tip it's
liable to hurt him next time.’
Soda to Br ; ghten China.
Soda will brighten china that bns
boon burned or darkened by long vso.
pOBIT YEARS AGO almost every mother thought her child have
PAREGORIC I or laudanum to make it sloop. These drugs will ’-reduce
IxEfih IS NO WAKING-. Many are the children v.ho have been or
whoso healtu has boon ruined for life by paregoric, laudanum and morphine, each
of winch is a narcotic product of opium. Druggists are prohibited from soiling
either of the narcotics named to children at all, or to anybody without labelling
r* CO poison. The definition of liorcotio” 13! “Aincdicinezchichrelievcspaiib
on a produces sleep, bu t icldch in poisonous doses pro duces stupor, coma, coni'ul
sions and death." The taste and smell of medicines containing opium are disguised,
and so_d under the names of Drops/’ u Cordials,” M Soothing Syrups,” etc. You
should not permit any medicine to be given to your children without you or
your physician know of what it is composed. CASTORIA DOES NOT CON
TAIN NARCOTICS, if it bears the signature of Chas. H. Fletcher.
TMWBF' . ■• w
HR| -
fe-i’ @SMBi
pr ’.2> .1 alcohol 3 per c7:.vE*
hi SAs Rtparaton for Is-
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ttogUicSiamcbs andfitA i
RjYl froiuotcsDigeslionfWd!
KU*. i I y?
< uptunuMorphiiie norMiucraL
I NOT Narcotic, i
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; ij
. /Inyifir Jm/* fl
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[ I Apofrrt Remedy for QmsflpJ
£ < tion, Sour Stomadi.Dtarrtwfi J
gJlfl y WoraisronvulsioiisJtwmk 1
KvS ncssaidLossoFSUEP.i
BiO \ teSin*lifrtore tt I
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■■mi cog? o< wtafvmt O - 1
Motor Cars and Mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes, flics and gnats of every
description are said to be more numer
ous in Paris this year than ever be
fore. It has become a veritable in*
vaslon The explanation sually giv
en is that the swallows are much few
er this summer, and also that the
übiquitous sparrow is notably on the
decrease. Nobody can find a reason
for the desertion of the swallows, but
the reason of the scarcity of spar
rows is not far to seek. The enemy
Is mechanical traction, which is sup
plantlns the vre <4 the horro. Before
long horses will practically have dis
appeared in Paris, and when their
nosebags go there will disappear one
of the principal staples of food for the
Paris "pierrot," who is taking wing
for the country in search of the grains
of oats and barley once so plentiful
on the boulevards and avenues. ;
An English paper tells of an experi
ment In collective housekeeping In
what Is known as Brent Garden vil
lage The dwelling houses contain ail
improvements except a kitchen. Meals
for everybody are cooked at a cen
tral hall, and may either be eaten
there or sent home. A four-course
dinner costs only 1 shilling and 6
pet.ee. Servants are supplied, when
needed, from the central hall at a
cost of about ten cents an hour.
Golfer's Grand Army Score.
A Ifer playing his first game of
the lessen reported downtown the
next day that he had mad? a Grand
Army score—ho went cut in Cl and
came back in 65. Cblcigo Evening
Instead c liquid antiseptics, tablets
and 1 croxlde, lor toilet and medicinal
uses, many people prefer Paxtine,
which is cheaper and better. At drug
gist ", 25c a aux or sent portpaid on re
ceipt of price by The Paxton Toilet
Co., Boston, Mass.
His Weapon.
"1 :d you see where au escaping na
Lise sc.u; where struck down his pur
suers with a cake of stay? ’
‘ Then 1 suppose he made a cleai
"I thought your lather lcok.d very
handsome with bis gray hairs."
"Yes. dear oid chap. I gave him
those.' —lxjndou O] inion.
tlrr.. Wld»!.»w’k Sootlitn# r-..-tp f< r ChiM’-r
-.»-<-Unnr. the (: r<- i; ir>M:n:i!>:a
l uu, uiia; ® j aiu. cure® « .i.»i <•»>.. ■, a bottle.
If you would win life’s battle you
must be a hard hitter and a poor quit
Nothing keeps a man ro busy as the
attempt to idle away his time.
Don’t Poison Baby,
Letters from Prominent Physicians
addressed to Gias.. H. Fletcher.
Dr. J. Vi. Dlnsdale, of Chicago, 111., says: ‘I uso your Castoria and
fcdvise its use in all families where there are children.”
D*. .Jcxinder E. Mlnt.e, of Cleveland, Ohio, says: *’l have frequently
prescribed your Castorla and have found it a reliable and pleasant, rem
edy for children.”
Dr. Agnes V. Swetland, of Omaha, Nebr., Bays: “Your Castoria is
the best remedy in tho world for children m:d the only one I uso and
recommend. °
Dr. J. A. McCidlan, of Buffalo, N. Y., says: "I have frequently proscribed
your Castoria for children and always got good results. In fact I use
Castcrir. for ray own children*
J* Y. r . Allen, of St. Louis, Mo., Bays: "I heartily endorse your Cat*
I hava frequently prescribed it In my medical practice, and have
always found it to doall that is claimed for it.*
Dr. C. 11. Glidden, of St. Paul, Minx, says: "My experience as a prao
titloner with your Castoria has been highly satisfactory, and I consider i|
on excellent remedy for the young."
Dr. 11. D. Benner, of Philadelphia, Px, says: "I have used your Ca>
torla as a purgative in the cases of children for years past with the most
harry c2cct, and fully endorse it as a safe remedy.”
Dr. J. A. Boorman, of Kansas City, Mo., says: "Your Castoria is a splen*
did remedy for children, known the world over. I use it tn my practice
and have no hesitancy in recommending it for the complaints of infanta
and children.”
Dr. J. J. Mackey, of Brooklyn, N. Y„ says: *1 consider your Castoria aa
excellent preparation for children, being composed of reliable medicines
and pleasant to the taste. A good remedy for all disturbances of the
digestive organs.”
Collective Housekeeping.
nd You Have Always Bouglit
In Uae For Ovep 3 Years.
Common sente will do more to
cure backache than anything else.
’Twill tell jou whether the kidneys
are sore, swollen and aching. It
v 111 tell you In that cane that th»*ro
is no use trying to cu’e it with a
plaster. If tae passages are scant
or too frequent, proof that there is
kidney trouble is compl '<?. Then
common tens* will tell yen to use
Doan’s K’dncy ri’.ls, the uert reo
cmm< i d«d special kid jr n ■>. tly.
Z-rlZur-.n.io Cr-io
:i‘ w L)
¥t. Smith. t.< ; , » Y>- u
but’ de’aVh
from terrible fc. ‘
kidney trou-
ble. I had Er” A
aw.'ul head- pA
aches and kA—\
dlrxy snails. kt \ ' !iT \
urine scald- t< S 1 ||
< d and my “if ■' </
bnrk ach<-d fc \ -I Ml’ ‘t
constantly. V. -Z** ‘
b<>an's Kid- \ -ffik
nvy Pills ’ W
me eoni’.'.-’ely ard I ha»e t.vl ro tigs of
kl Id< y trouble k.nee.”
Get Doan’s at any Drug Sit re, 53c. a Box
tx. .
One of Uic Principal of •
ff 2a A
/ / is that you have a pea that Vl
will always respond imri ¥1
V wherever you w .nt to write. The 11
Spoon Feed regulates e~ cvenerdll
V\ steady C. wand pr-ver*. ::‘2ov..U
yA Gold Pcaa to su? c .:y haa .U
“ft,. p. n ' Ven IV
■* j* yy .y •*
521.&31 W Adams 3u Chicuao
. N. U., SIOUX CITY, NO 37-191
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