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DIET WITH THE GOVERNMENT r "1 Japans.. Par'Umut a-or.ei thi Wr tod Vote i hi Ms ins. A'STIMA CU TO) EL D STORY OF THE SHORT SESSION AT TOKIO 16 Fall Report of the Proceedings by Wklek the People G.ve ("! to Operations Aaralnst Raasln. (Copyright by New York Herald Co.. 1904.) TOKIO, Japan, March 1904 -(From a Special Correspondent of tha New York Herald.) The Twentieth Imperial Diet ended ita labors yesterday afternoon and waits only the formal closing session this morning. In the main It has been an obe dient Diet, doing with fair show of good will and with surprising celerity almost all that waa asked of It. The points selected fnr th Mnimirtlnn in the eovernment that the Diet Is still an independent body Were few and not of commanding Im portance. The Imperial rescript which called It Into being gave It a life of only ten days, and there was prepared for It work which could have taken a United eta tee congress about as many weeks. Yet In half a doxen sessions, none of them four hoiirs In duration, all the real work waa finished and time found for some spectacular and hysterical aide play. Projects of law originate In Japan either with the government or In the iDiet. If the Diet Is Hot In session the project Is likely to take tbe form of an Imperial ordinance, which gives It the effect of law until such a, time aa It Is approved or tAected by the Diet, which might be at the next session after tha promulgation of the ordlnunce. If approved It becomes law. Disapproval has the effect of repeal. The session now closing was summoned to do oertaln clearly defined work. Sev eral Imperial ordinances had been Issued on account of the war. They conferred extraordinary power on the military and naval authorities under certain circum stances and provided for the expenditure of large sums of money, the total appro priations thus affected being about lirt.tW, 000 yen. These ordinance were to bo ap proved In. order to make them of con tinuing force and a number of bills to be enacted Into law providing the ways and means for carrying on the war. Members of the Diet. The Imperial Diet consists of the House of Peers, appointed and hereditary, and the House of Representatives, composed of 177 members, elected from all over the em pire. These 3T7 are divided among seven parties, the largest of which numbered only 129, far from a 'majority. There are conservatives, progressives, Imperialists, liberals and Independents, with two fac tions that did not dignify themselves with a party name, but call themselves "clubs." Before the opening of the sessions there were repeated meetings or caucuses of the various purtles, at which plans of action were threshed out. Ail agreed that they must support the government loyally in all matters 'connected with the war. Knch took Ita own kind of private fling at the government, which is not at all popular, but announced that although the cabinet la notoriously weak and unsatisfactory this la not tha time to attaak it. The two parties strongest In point of numbers ef fected a sort of working alllanoe on car dinal matters. It was fairly well under stood when these preliminary party meet ings wars held what went to tha govern ment's financial scheme. In fact, an out line of tha proposed budget' was submitted to tha party managers at a general confer noa of them with the government, - Speech af Okaasa. Tha goverament scheme Included an In crease of taxation along several lines. Borne of this Increase was acceptable to the parties and some of It was not. It was here that they undertook to show the government their Independence. Their at titude was well expressed by Count Okuma, the leader of the progressives, In a Speech be made at the preliminary meet ing of Ms party. He said in part: "The dissolution of the last (nineteenth) session of the Diet was apparently due to the words, 'policy of temporising at home and failure to rise to opportunities abroad,' which were couched In the lower House's reply to the speech from the throne. The present Is not the time to deal with the government regarding Its domestic, and foreign policy In, the past. We must con centrate our whole energy for tha attain Bient of a conclusive success In the present war. There are three great problems which will necessarily arise In connection with the war first, the foreign policy attending the war; second, the financial admtnl'tra t tlon during the war, and, third, the practice of economy. a '"We should endeavor to br1,,- tha present war to a close as early yo1bl. Japan Should dispatch at lesst SOO.OrO troops to Manehurta to fight the Russians, and the consequence Is that ths country .will be deprived of the producing power of these men. As a . result of the war, various business undertaking will be suspended, general depression will prevail throughout commercial circles, numerous workmen wtll be unemployed and prices of commodities will rise, while tho nation will have to bear the cost of the war aa It drags on. Furthermore, shipping business will be monopolised by foreign vessels, and. more over, farming will suffer greatly. It la, therefore, urgently necessary to put an end to the war as quickly as possible. Reasons for Coafldeare. "I do not entertain any pessimistic views about the war, but I am bound to declare that any abuse of the nation's patriotism will give rise to serious grievances In the future. I believe that our army and navy will be victorious throughout. It is a rule Of the world that thoe who obey Its gen eral tendency will prosper and those who go against It will decline. 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I cannot tell how I suffered from that cough and I consider Milks' Emulsion a godsend to me. I have no more bronchial trouble or asthma and have recommended Milk's Emulsion to all my friends. Yours respectfully, Mrs. Henrietta Schmitz, 608 Cherry St., January 23, 1903. Evansville, Ind. The Milks' Emulsion Co., Terre Haute, Ind.: Dear Sir Allow me to write you a few lines In reference to your medicine. I have been bothered with asthma for several winters and I find that Milks' Emulsion is a first-class medicine and i? all right. Tbe first box gave me relief. Have taken four boxes and would not be without it, as I have had no return ofcasthma since I took tha first bo. Yonrs truly, Frbd Walters, 702 Harbor St , Conneaut, Ohio. Price BOSTON STORE the world. This Is the reason why I be lieve In Japan's final victory. "The victory of the war Is an outcome of the patriotism of tbe nation, and Its re sults ought not to be misappropriated by a few persona who represent the people. The cost of the war must be obtained from the public debts, as has been done by all the foreign powers. A scheme of raising war funds by pettifogging taxation needs scrutiny. "It In Impossible that the authorities are so disloyal and perfidious aa to abuse the patriotism of the nation, but aa we are not sure that they will make no mistakes we should try to minimise their fault by our experience. Hope sustains present hardships. Our nation must be upheld by future hope. It la our duty, therefore, to bear the poet btllum measures In mind." B.daret lor tkc War. The draft of the war budget submitted to the party managers Indicated that the government estimated that the expendi tures on account of the war would be about 675, 000. 000 yen during the fiscal year, which ends on March SI, 1805. Of this amount 1W. 000,000 yen had already been appropriated 1 under Imperial ordinances Issued during the time the Diet was not sitting. The greater part of this sum had not been spent. In fact, only some 90,009,000 yen hail actually been paid out. The budget pro posed also to provide for an extraordinary war expenditure ot SSO.OCO.GOO yen and a special reserve fund of 40,000,000 yen. To meet these requirements the government proposed to raise 68,000,000 yen by Increased ! taxation, to transfer M.OOO.OOO yen from ! special accounts and to raise 411,000.010 yen ' by public loans and what they called "tern- 1 porary accommodations." ( They also figured on saving 47.000.IM) yen from the estimates for the current fis cal year for expenses outside of the war. Of this 36,100,000 yen Is to be saved from the ordinary expenses and 11.900.000 yen from the extraotdlnary. the savings being ; tho result of a balance unexpended from ' an appropriation already made for another the summer of 19n0, when the powers sent purpose, curtailment of expenditure In the troops to China, owing to the Boxer out admlnlstratlve departments and the sus- break, Russia sent a large army Into Mnn- penslon of some undertakings In the de- 1 partments of war and the navy. Of the 1K,0(0,000 yen appropriated by the imperial 1 ordinance. kS.OOO.COO had been alloted to ; purpose of suppressing the Insurgents In the War department and about 48.000.ooo i Manchuria and not for territorial con to the Navy department. It was proposed quest. It said that It would respect to provide this sum by treasury bonds, j China s sovereignty In Manchuria and Its transfers from special accounts and "tem porary accommodations." The treasury bonds have already been four times over subscribed, and more. The Issue was all taken at home, 33.000,000 being subscribed st prices above thnt fixed by the govern ment for the Issue, and 43.000,000 by per sons who applied for sums not exceeding 200 yen. The extraordinary war expenditure of ISO.0O0.O00 yen the government proposed to meet by taxation and loans. The Increases of taxes were to fall on land. Incomes, business, sake, soy, sugar consumption, mining and exchanges. There was sn In crease proposed In certain customs duties ard a new tax on salt consumption and the consumption of silk and woolen fab rics. A new tsx on kerosene oil was also proposed. The government also proposed to authorlie the Issue of premium bearing bonds of small denominations by the sav ings department of ths Industries bank. It being the M of the cabinet that during the war large expenditures would be made, most of which would go to the people of the poorer rlssaes. It was to'get at this money ago'n that this scheme was pro posed. This proposition csused much dis cussion ard a great deal of opposition, especially among the bankers. Pulley ( the Ksanlre. When ths Diet finally met for the trans action of business Count Katsura, the prime minister, made a speech to tbe House IP DTTW This great remedy has never before been advertised. It has simply been sold to people who have heard of it through Hagte, Evansville and other Indiana towns have been cured or the above complaints inside a few months. We do Especially Beneficial for the Ills of 50 Cents. of Representatives, In which he raid; "The maintenance of permanent peace in the extreme Orient and the consolidation of fne poeltlon of tT' empire by means of promoting friendly relations with the treaty powers and respecting their legitimate tights and Interests Is the established na tional policy of the empire. But owing to the fact that the schemes and actions of Russia in Manchuria and Corea were wholly Incompatible with this policy, the Imperial government, by ths command of his majesty, engaged In July last In nego tiations with the Russian government. Russia, however, not only failed to meet our proposals with sincerity, but also con tinued all the more to defiantly reiiort to actions which were calculated to Injure our national rights. Hence Japan, In self defence, was compelled to terminate ths negotiations and take Independent action, and It Is confidently believed that already all the world has fully recognized the Jus tice and patience uniformly exercised by the Japanese government In carrying on these negotiations, anxiously desirous of a peaceful solution and mindful of the woeful consequences which war brings upon man- "Gentlemen, In the present situation there Is no doubt that all the subjects of his im perial majesty all over the country are of one mind In their endeavor to secure In obedience to his majesty's will a spcdy restoration of peace by gaining such a con clusive victory as to attain the object of the war. The government. In order to meet ,he requirements of a belligerent state, has f""ncd a financial program and by Imperial command has already laid before the Diet lne uagei ana various projects or laws It Is the earnest desire of the government that you shall after candid deliberation give a speedy assent to these measures." Komnn Usnlalns. Baron Komura, minister of fonelgn nf fnlrs, also addressed the House, reviewing the course of negotiations with Russia, which coyer more than three years. Iu rhurla and occupied the whole of that country. At the time Russia repeatedly declared that the occupation wns for the territorial Integrity, and that the occupa tion of Manchuria was only a temporary measure. In spite of all these assurances Russia more than once pressed China to conclude an agreement Inconsistent with Chinese sovereignty in Manchuria and with the treaty rights of the powers. When these proposals were made the Japanese government warned both the Chinese and Russian governments. At length, In April, 1902, Russia concluded a treaty whereby the evacuation of Man churia was decided upon. It then began to make preparations for the evacuation, which wa only partly carried out. It was In - April, last year, that It suddenly ' changed Its attitude! Not only did It cense the evacuation, but It made several new demands on China. The reason for such tin abrupt change In Its attitude was obvious. It was because the section of the Russian government that advocated the permanent occupation of Manchuria was victorious In Its struggle for as cendancy over another more peaceful sec tion. These developments of tbe Man churia n question were carefully watched by the Imperial government, for the inde pendence and territorial Integrity of Corea were absolutely necessary for the safety and peace of Japan. This has always been the traditional policy of Japan. 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For these reasons the government deemed It necessary to arrive at a friendly settle ment with Russia in regard to Man churia and Corea, where the Interests of the two countries were likely to conflict, and thus sweep away all causes that would disturb the pcaco of the far east in the future. So the cabinet decided to open negotiations with Russia, and In formed the Russian government to that effect on July 28, last year. To this Rus sia consented and tho negotiations were opened. Failure of Proposals. Baron Komura then described' how Japan and Russia made proposals and counter proposals; how Russia indulged In the policy of procrastinations and delay, while making warlike preparations with astonish ing activity; how Japan was compelled to choose between war or submission, and how the government was compelled to break off negotiations on February 6. Baron Komura concluded by submitting to . the house the text of the correspon dence between hlmsolf and Mr. Kurlno, the Japanese mlnlxter at St. Petersburg, during the process of the negotiations, a correspondence which reveals clearly the course of tho negotiations. This was the White Book made public by the Japanese legations abroad simultaneously with Its presentation to the Diet. At the conclusion of Baron Komura's ad dress Baron Sone, the minister of Flnsnce, addressed the House of Representatives on the subject of the financial proposals of the government. In all, forty-six bills were presented by the government to cover the situation. With one exception these were the only bills presented during the session. They were promptly referred to special committees and the work of the session began. The procedure in the Japanese Diet Is rapid to an extent that Is astonishing to one acquainted with their methods and used only to the practices of our own more deliberate legislative bodies. No time Is wasted at all. If any man begins to talk about something that does not appeal to some of the members they pound their desks and laugh and talk loudly and keep up a continued shout of "Useless!" It usually Is. Tbe rules provide for three readings of a bis). As a matter of fact, one or two Is usually sufficient. These financial bills were- set tled In almost every case by the commit tees. They were read first upon their pre sentation to the House. I'pon coming out of the committee they were read again. Then the chairman of the committee re ported the opinion and recommendation of the committee. The president of the House asked those who favored the bill to stand up. The House Is divided In sections, and a president and manager are apolnted for each section. The members are sested ac cording to their sections. When a vote Is taken the secretary of each section counts those of his men who stand up. If there is all told a majority the bill is passed; if not, it falls. The other side Is not called. Actios I poo Bills. There was very little mod. fk a tlon of the government bills. The proposal for a tag on salt and silks snd woollens was rejected snd In Its place waa substituted sa Increase of the tobr.eco tsx. This was accepted by the government, although It cut down' the estimated revenue about i.'M.Ow yen. Tha government announced that this sum would be made up by additional administrative economies and by diverting money from other sources. The bill authorising the Is sue of small denomination savings bonds wss amended to provide that the Issue should not exceed Iw.uuQ.uuO yen In one year, and that the law should remain effective only during the operation or the special tax law. which haj been limited to cne year after tbe does of tbe war. 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It attracted much attention at the time and considerable unfavorable comment upon the loyalty of the editor of the Niroku Bhlmpo. That article alone, however, might have been passed by without action by the Diet, but on March 16 the Niroku Bhlmpo published a leading editorial se verely arraigning the government. This brought about the downfall of the editor. His paper was prosecuted In the local courts and ordered to be suppressed. His appeal from that order Is now pending and the paper Ib going on under that appeal. Early In the session one of the members of the lower house brought forward a bill looking to the expulsion of Mr. Aklyama and alleged that It would be clearly shown that the editor was a Russian spy. It was cited In proof of this charge that he had been In communication with Oeneral Kour- opatkln at the time the Russian com mander was In Japan last year, and It was alleged that he was living at a rate con siderably beyond his apparent Income. Mr. Aklyama vigorously denied these accusa tions. He declared the charge to be ridic ulous, and apparently It was. He accepted, however, full responsibility for the publl. catl6n of the editorial criticising the gov ernment, und the result was that he was forced to resign his seat. Thereupon one of his friends made an attempt at the laat business session to have his principal ac cuser also put out by alleging that this man had brought unfounded and baseless charges against Mr. Aklyama, but this proposal was hooted down. One other Interesting Incident was brought out by the session. One of the propoeals of the government was to taks over a monopoly of ths tobacco business throughout .the empire. It was proposed to pay to 'the present dealers a sum equal to 20 per cent of their gross receipts for a period of three years In return for the sels ure of their business. At a preliminary meeting of the party managers with the government the manager of one of the most Important parties In the house made a vigorous fight to have the payment to the tobacco companies extended one year, making it four Instead of three years. The publication of this attitude on his part brought very promptly the Inevitable talk of scandal, with the result that all ths parties hurried to cover and the original propoeal was allowed to stand. Bo the twentieth session of the Imperial Diet ended with a practical agreement to all that the government dealred. OBCAR KINO DAVIS. Am. Early Tragedy. The Assyrian maiden was In tears! "Whet is the matter?" asked her girl friend. "Herbert wrote me a seven-page love letter and threw It over the garden wall. It was written on the finest terra coitta he could And. 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An alcohol lamp gives off but half the heat and vitiates the atmosphere but half as much aa a kerosene lamp of the sumi Illuminating power. Money sent back to Italy by Italian laborers In the United States Is the finan cial salvation of many communities In southern Italy. The cost of maintaining the English navy now amounts to 122 a year for every family In Great Britain, or more than two weeks' wages for the great body of ths working people. Half a century ago Ave times as many men committed suicide aa women. Now the proportion Is two and a half to one. The number of suicides among children Is Increasing rapidly. Intoxicants affect men In various ways. When a Frenchman has drunk too much he wants to dance, a German to sing, a Spaniard to gamble, an Englishman to eat, an Italian to boast, an Irishman to fight, and an American to make a speech. Mrs. Mary Sickly, who died recently at Medicine Springs. Okl., willed 110000 to near relatives. 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He was asleep when the tooth dropped down his throat, The pain It caused awoke him. when he found the gas In his room wss escaping. In a suffocating condition ba managed to shut off the fluid In time to save him from complete asphyxiation. Ten farmers grubbing trtes on William Pryor's farm, adjoining Duck Hollow, near Waterloo, 111., a wilderness of forest snq rock caves chased six dogs after a wolf near by. The dogs returned, followed by eighteen angry wolves, and the men were attacked and had a fierce battle for their lives. Three men were badly bitten, four dogs were killed, and Ave wolves shot snd two killed with axes, the remainder fleeing. The wolvee have killed many sheep, bogt and cattle, and the farmers fear they wilt attack children going to school. Five dol lars state bounty is paid for each wolf killed. Difference Betveeea "PI" aad Pfe." When type that has been set up Is acci dentally overturned or mixed, the Jumble and Its results are technically known as "pi." Borne year, ago, Joel Chandler Har ris, the author, wns playing whist at Warm Springs, Ga., with three women. The lat ter had bothered "Uncle Remus" consid erably by talking throughout the game and by asking him foolish questions. Finally one said: "Oh, Mr. Harris! Please tell me what is the real difference between 'p-4' and 'p-l-e?' " Carefully adjusting bis eyeglasses, Mr. Hafrls slowly replied: "The latter Is the foundation of the wealth of New England and the basis of Indigestion. Tbe former is the raleon d' etre of profanity and the sine qua non of dlaloct stories." Success.