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Shamus O'Callaghan sat at the door
of his cottage, his head bowed on his
hands, and sobbing with emotion. His
friend, Terrence O'Halloran, chanced
"Arrah, ye'ro looking very sad the
day," he a aid, laying a sympathetic
MKdgBlu-iiriil.iil one's shoulder.
wlTt's feeling very Bad I
responded -Shamus. "Oi've lost me
"Lost your mother-in-law?" said the
"Ay," replied Shamus. "01 tell ye
It's very hard to lose your mother-in
"Hard!" exclaimed Terrence. "Be
gorra, me bhoy, it's almost impossi
ble. Chicago News.
Kid Brother How soon are you and
sis goln' to be married?
Accepted SuitorShe hasn't named
the day yet, wmi. 1 bone she
tloesn t believe In long engagements
Kid Brother She doesn't. I know.
cause all her engagements have been
Bhort. Boston Transcript.
"I cough a great deal."
"Try rubbing your throat with gaso
"Huh I I'd as soon cough as honk.'
Kansas City Journal.
"I saw that pretty girl smile at you
in a puzzled way, as if she thought
she might have met you somewhere.
"Yes. We were almost engaged at
the seashore last summer.
"The smile you saw was the fag end
of a June flirtation." Birmingham
"My friend, the glazier, has a sad
"Why shouldn't it be? Isn't it full
of panes." Baltimore American.
All Slaves of Habit.
We are all so much the slaves of
habit in our appetites that it is with
great reluctance we'mako any change
in our dietary. We want what we
want, whatever the cost, if we have
the price, and while we loudly com
plain about the cost of living we con
tinue to buy in usual quantities. Yet
it Is within the power of the house
wives of the country to force prices to
a lower level by united action in the
practice of kitchen economies. St.
As Winter approaches it
is advisable to help Nature
maintain the highest possible
standard of health.
When a aafe tonic, appetizer
and stomach remedy is needed!
F THE two principal theaters
I I of Tokyo the Imperial and
V the more Japanese Kabukizu
the former Is, as a build
ing und in the auditorium absolute
ly European In style and modeled
avowedly after the Vienna operu
house, ut ull events in front, and Is as
clean as a hospital behind the scenes
nnd In the dressing rooms, as was re
marked by a Tokyo university profes
sor who accompanied me, writes Percy
Burton In the Boston Transcript.
There I was Introduced to the star
then playing, Kikugoro, scion of a the
atrical stock, uctor with a pedigree as
distinguished as the Drews or the Ir
vings, and who welcomed nie as graci
ously as either might have done nnd
received my compliments paid him
through tlie Interpretation of the Im
presario with a modesty worthy of
Forbes-Kobertson himself. Covering
his breast, which lie revealed without
shame on the stage, he bowed with
that delightful self-depreciation and
sibilant Inhalation which Is so marked
a characteristic of the educated and
I was disappointed at the first visit
I had paid to the Imperial theater in
Tokyo by seeing 11 very indifferent
German picture play, the only novelty
being the lecturer or Interpreter, who
preceded or followed every action by
a recitative, as is the rule both In the
movies or "shakes" and drama alike,
for th" Japanese are accustomed to a
Greek chorus from time Immemorial.
Revolving Stage Used for Ages.
It may be news to many that the re
volving stage lias been in use with
them for literally hundreds of years.
So has the "hunumlcho" or "flower
path," as the runway is called, and
rarely seen here except in a musical
pltiy, though It is a necessary adjunct
of almost every drama, in Japan. The
performances have been getting com
inendably shorter of recent years and
now usually start at 5:30 in the after
noon und end between 11 nnd mid
night, most of the natives taking their
fowl uuil children with them, or get
ting what nourishment they need be
tween the acta (a restaurant being u
necessary adjunct to the auditorium),
the rising generation getting their own
direct from their mother's breast dur
ing the action of the play.
. Nor does the scenery leuve much
if anything to be desired, both interior
nnd exterior scenes being on realistic
lines and wonderfully well designed,
und executed. One, In fact, of a bam
boo grove, witli rashes, waving and
whistling in (lie wind, nnd with Hew
ing water, I have not seen excelled.
Sometimes, it is. true, u carpenter com
ing on with a hammer will destroy
the Illusion of a scene if it Is not quite
finished when the circular stage re
volves. It is difficult also for an oc
cidental ever to become quite accus
tomed to the supposedly invisible
"properly man," who, like little Jnck
Horner, stands with his back to the
audience until his presence is required
on tile scene to provide an essential
detail or regulate the folds of the hero
or heroine's dress, after which he re
lapses Into his former state of "In
visibility." Long Bill U Offered.
The Japanese audience expects full
value fur Its money, for n little goes
a long way with the native, ami usu
ally four, live or six plays of varying
length and style are performed on a
single afternoon and evening, drama
being Interspersed with farce and
musics! comedy or dancing, and liberal
ehtractes provided so that the visitor
can fill, frequent the booths and buy
In the Wrong Place.
There are men today who are wrecks
because they are droning their lives
nvay in a city bank when their whole
nature demands life on the farm. There
are farmers who would make splendid
brokers. They are miserable, dissatis
fied, and even III on the farm. There
are failures In law offices who could
build first-cloas automobiles. There is
here In Houston a waiter In a restau
rant who COUld sell a pair of gold spec
tacles to a blind man. They are all
out of place and they know It. But
they do not know where or how to
remedy the matter. And with the
years cunie dissatisfaction with life,
worry, Illness perhaps, and hopeless
ness always. Half the criminals are
made Just that way. They are not al
together to blame. Society In general
must share with the responsibility as
It does In the punishments. Houston
It Is a fortunate tlimS"
barometers are going out of 1
people who have always fel
In their bones were fu
postcards or fans with pictures of his
or her favorite actors, while in the
typically native theaters there la a
regular bazaar or series of shops and
stalls where gewgaws of every kind
can be bought. Usually it Is In the
topmost gallery. Smoking Is allowed
all over the theater by men and wom
en alike In the fairly spacious and
numerous boxes which have no fit
tings except mats, a smoking pot with
smoldering ashes and an occasional
cushion, generally brought by the visi
tors, who leave their shoes at the door
and recover them as they go out, their
hats, canes, parasols, or umbrellas be
ing checked without charge and re
turned after the penultimate act by
courteous attendants with marvelous
exactness and with no apparent rec
The spectators squat on their
haunches or recline at their comfort,
but are enthusiastic enough when
their attention Is aroused by the dla
comfiture of the villain or the frequent
murders which take place, none being
too bloody for the sanguinary loving
Japanese plebeian, who will cry with
apparently greater facility than we
can laugh, and applaud as vigorously ns
an Italian opera enthusiast. But he
must be kept interested nil the time, or
he will relapse Into reading his paper,
bring a novel, conjurer-like, from the
folds of his spacious sleeves, begin an
Intelligent, If to a stranger unlntelll
glble, conversation with his neighbor
or drop off into a peaceful slumber un
til something happens.
Tickets for the typical Japanese the
ater are usually bought at an adjacent
tea house and often bargained for, the
theatrlcnl manager or box-office specu
Intor getting as much as he can a
practice which might or might not
recommend itself to American lmpre
sarios. On the occasion of one of my
visits, the price asked was more than I
knew to be customary, so taking off
the slippers provided, I put on my own
shoes and prepared to make my exit.
Immediately the price was reduced to
one-half and by the time I had got to
the door to one-third, when I returned
and took the chair olTercd me at the
back of the orchestra, the house being
crowded. But this was not practiced
at the Imperial theater.
Behind the Scenes.
Coining out between the acts at the
Kabttklza, I was fortunate In being
able to find among the little crowd that
followed 1110 one who spoke a few
words of English, and, making ray way
to the manager's office on the first
floor, paid my compliments nnd re
quested the privileges of going behind
the scenes as a Visiting manager. He
agreed with alacrity. Down through
a dingy corridor running alongside nnd
underneath the audience we emerged
In the stuffy bowels of the theater,
where the electric light was generated
and the revolving stage creaked its
weary way. Up a grimy wooden stair-
ense 1 found myself among a medley
lot of actors and scene shifters, many
of whom were nude, and I Intel a look
round the dressing rooms
The Japanese actors squatted on the
floor, there being of course no chairs
or tables, nnd mndo up with their ap
purtenances around tl4 u and the elec
tric light overhead. All looked very
philosophical and. weighted with a
sense of their own responsibilities
like our own but greeted me with 11
cheery smile and their customary gra
cious bow. Going on tlie stage, tin
naked scene shifters made for covei
Mini I was introduced to the genial
orchestra, in a caged Inclosure like
.wild beasts mid making a similar noise.
many things that nobody wanted them
to feel. It never ruined on a holiday,
the wiisherwoufnn never fuller! to
come, the hugs never ate the roses,
company never appeared unexpectedly,
nothing unpleasant ever happened
without the person who had hones de
claring that she had known It all the
time, that she had felt it in her bones.
If tlie bone barometers could have been
trained to predict sunshine nnd good
crops they would have been very good
tilings to have and would never have
gone out of style, but a bone barome
ter was always falling. And at last
it has fallen almost out of sight. In
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Pan Handle Poultry Show.
In connection with Farmers' and
The Poultry show and the Univer
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keepers' Week have become an annual
date. The show will be held this year
in a very comfortable building on
Main street; the prospects now are
that it will be the new Masonic Tem
ple. A special premium of $10.00 will be
offered for the largest and best dis
play in each class, and $15.00 special
premium for the largest and best dis
play in the show. Our premiums will
be liberal, and prizes promptly paid.
Many new coops have been built this
year and the association has money
in the treasury.
Write L. R. Scott, Moscow, Idaho,
for information regarding the Poultry
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which will be out about January first.
"Anuric" cures Backache, Lumbagp,
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The winter short course for miners
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cow, and continues for eight weeks,
ending February 28.
This Is the fifth term of the short
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an unusually large enrollment is In
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entrance requirements, nor is there
any age limit. The students' ages
have run from 18 to 66 years, and
every man who has taken the course
has found that it has improved his
earning capacity. Last year 17 men
enrolled in the course, coming from
all parts of the northwest.
"Everybody at the party was talk
ing at once!"
"They were quite right," comment
ed Miss Cayenne. "Everybody might
as well talk. There was absolutely
no fear of Interrupting anything worth
listening to."Washington Star.
Can't See Through It.
"True," persisted the wretch who
was trying to swap his glass eye to
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"It is not a genuine optic, but It Is
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A Loyal Lad.
Office Boy De boss kin see no call
ers dis mornin'.
Insistent Visitor Say, I'll give you
a quarter to take this card to him.
Office Boy Aw. shucks! He elves
me bigger wages for not doln' it-
"Young man," snld the stern parent,
with the accent on the "young," "do
you Inteud to stny here all night hold
ing my daughter's hand and looking
into her face like a calf?" "No, sir."
"What do you Intend to do, then?"
"Well, I had thought, when you had
done us the kindness to retire, that 1
would put my arm round her waist,
and, if she did not object, I might risk
giving her a kiss,"
Passing of the Ink.
'A drop of ink makes millions
'It tlflftrl to." rpnlifxrf Mr Parturto-erla
"Now it merely makes some busy man
wonder whv vrii rllrin't t,-,,,
writer." Washington Star.
Remembers Her Bible.
"Two fellows declare that they can
not live witnout her.
"And which has she decided to
"The rich one. She says the other
could get into heaven easier if he
should really die." r Boston Tran
"Do you believe that awful story
they re telling, Plejce?"
"Yes, what is ltr" Everybody's.
"Beauty is in the eye of the behold
er." "Not if the beholder's cross-eyed."
Safe and Sure H
During a camp parade of the bu
glers recently an Irish corporal was in
charge. He was asked by the com
manding officer if all the buglers were
present, when he replied: "No, sorr,
wan man absent."
"Well, then," said the offlcer,"""go
and find him and ask him what he
has to say for himself."
A few minutes later Pat came run
nig back. "Shure sorr," he cried,
"and weren't we a pair of duffers not
to know it? It wor meself. Bedad,
sorr, 01 forgot to call me own name
entoirely." Boston Transcript.
Suffered Fsoi Bagughe and
Kidney Trouble for Years.
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P. N. U.
No. 52, 1916