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Galveston Opera Class (Newspaper) - May 18, 1907, Galveston, Texas I fora Quad itch �2> a a Btu amp a. The opt a Aeq had woe ebb it tub xntbhjs8t m rms a Wax amp Catt. Of in Cut to it to it to it Etc it it it it oooo of Ltd pc it web Bra \7 Alili sed3 Grade Sai Qinn a cd the Obba of ass toi i3aku tax veg Toh the to Inch o Fca Yoest Bess Chato has it i?. I i i i 1 n 1 1 1 1 ---------.�?. A. ,. Established 1879 Galveston Texas saturday May 18. 1907. Vol. Xxviii. No. 43 tie fail of the ame scan miss my by William t. Ellis Thea american journalist to travelling a round Tho world f or Ihu purpose of investigating the american foreign missionary from a purely disinterested secular and non sectarian standpoint. Illustrated with drawings and from photographs. Y. . A. In a the Field Quot in a it. A a yur �?�?�?11 copyright by to soph b. Bow co _ toll i of Tho War 1b. A Ucli a Stock phrase in Japan today As it Over was in the United states after Tho struggle of the sixties. The War has Vlado All things now. Now Japan is a ship that has found Lier Solf. And what Are mostly guesses on the part of the rest of Tho world concerning Japan s purposes and fut Iro Are intensely interesting present problems with persons on the scene. The situation hero is Complex and rather bewildering a but there Are certain unquestioned facts which. Stand out clearly As a result of. Tho War. One of the worders wrought by this wonderful War takes rank As perhaps the most conspicuous achievement of its kind in religious history. For the conflict lately waged in Manchuria has been tie Means of winning the whole nation to friendliness for christianity. This amounts to nothing less than a vast Christian coif quest. It justifies the sanguine reports which missionaries sometimes Send Home without any such ground As they May stand upon if ithe present Case. Representatives of Many denominations from All parts of the Empire natives its Well As foreigners have assured me that practically the last vestige of Active opposition to christianity has gone from Japan thanks to the work done in fostered by Tho International committee having its Headquarters in new York. With a skill a Yulch some older missionaries find it difficult to emulate the american association even have kept themselves in the background and have put the work entirely in the control of the japanese yet the american secretaries Are still Here and recognized by their native associates As real leaders in the work. The associations that exist in Tokio Osaka Nagasaki Kioto and Kobe have american As Well As native secretaries. It was american alertness that offer to the government at the outset of the War by the National y. M. C. A of a work for the army similar to that among american arid British soldiers. All sorts of organizations and agencies and persons wanted to go to the front. Religious bodies were especially eager. But like the. War correspondents they were kept waiting the y. Is. C. A among them. Indeed it bail been said that the opposition to christianity in the army had been pushed to the very limit of treaty rights. While various self Esteeming gentlemen of the press were being deported for manifestations of their impatience the association patiently waited and worked. Finally its Day y. M. C. A. Headquarters during the War. Manchuria by the y. M. C. A., with contributions Given at first in the a main by interested americans but later with equal generosity by the. Japanese themselves. Long ago religious Liberty officially granted. But it takes More than an Imperial edict to alter the attitude of a people and to Filer atmosphere so to speak. Despite the exaggerated reports in the past of Japan shaving been won to christianity it has remained True until this War that missionaries have encountered Mimy definite obstacles is Well As a hostile spirit not infrequently displayed. 1 emperor strikes blow at his own deity. Tho most remarkable outcome of the work a which is herein described was the gift of Tho emperor of 10,000 yen $5,000 towards the army work of the Young menus Christian association. What this Means the Western world can a scarcely comprehend. It has Given a a face to the whole movement. All possible criticism Lias Boon a tiled by it. The Young menus Christian association has been identified with the National life. Follo wed a it was by the Emp Ebsa gift of 5,000 yen to the Okayama orphanage a Christian institution with a pledge of 1,000 yen each year for Flo years Tho impress Lon made upon the japanese mind has been profound. A Man who keeps posted upon affairs at Tho capital Rev or. John h. Do Forest assures me that so far a or it can learn the emperor has by uce made no gift to any Buddhist object. Tho i irilous feature of this extraordinary Elbode 1b that it is like an idol s putting a lighted dynamite bomb under its own Pedestal. At least that is Tho Way it strikes a Westerner. For the emperor of Japan is considered a deity by the vast majority of his subjects. His picture is worshipped in the schoolroom. He is the most popular a a figure in the nation s pantheon. Yet Here he endorses and supports an avowedly Christian movement which if successful must overthrow All other worship than that of the christians god. Truly among the innumerable atom. A alous conditions in modern Japan this la not the least to Tho front. As is generally known the y. M c. A. Work in japs was planted and is came. All other Christian enterprises were debarred from the scene of war1 fare but three representatives of the association two japanese and one american with their equipment were started for Untung. During two weeks detention at Chiampo they spent their time in serving the Garrison. So when the three secretaries resumed their journey it was with the cordial endorsement of the commandant at the latter place. At Untung gave Tho Best located building in the City for the y. M. C. A. Workers and soon the secretaries proved the Worth of their work promptly and with the most i Musuai cooperation on the part of officials As shown by free transportation of men and supplies granting privileges for mail and telegrams details of soldiers for manual labor Etc., the association work expanded until it has eleven bases established and reached even to the firing line. The status speedily attained by tie workers is evident from the fact that it soon became an Ordinary occurrence for commanders of regiments to Salute the american secretaries As if they were Superior officers. Toto religion of a hair Cut. The Type of religion displayed was most practical the approval of the japanese was not accorded for any sentimental considerations. Simply because the y. M. C. A. Proved useful to the Soldier it was welcomed and assisted. Thus during the entire Campaign 3,385,000 pieces of stationery were distributed but Only 416,000 pieces of religion literature. In even More marked proportion 1,762 concerts re provided for the men and Only 613 religious meetings. Of course the entire project was avowedly Christian but its Faith was displayed by its works rather than by words. It was the religion of Good deeds and so Evein Tho most ignorant coolie in the ranks could comprehend it. Recreation diversion accommodation and inspiration were the Aims of the y. M. C. A. Rooms. Here a Soldier could flied a put the to writs Home and free stationery. Every one of the three and a Quarter million pieces of stationery bearing a the Christian name As it did became a silent evangelist for the Christian propaganda., into the remotest Corner of the Empire it carried the news that christians were brother Long the Man at the front. And naturally every letter written told of the comforts and pleasures provided by1 this Young menus Christian association. Could the most bigoted Buddhist in the remotest Rural Region cherish ill will toward a religion that was so helpful to his son and ills neighbors Bathhouse teahouse Barber shop music Hall Library tailor shop writing room and lounging room were All combined in these y m. C. A. Quarters. The men were supplied with innumerable games including baseball the american National game has become ubiquitous Archery fencing and fishing tackle. This last enabled the men to vary their meager diet and at some places literally hundreds of men would be found lined up along the Bank of a Stream fishing for fun and a dinner. It takes Little imagination to read into the following figures just issued a novel and far reaching ministry that fairly stirred the nation and called Forth from every general in the Field and from Tho prime minister and minister of. War the strongest expressions of Quot approval and gratitude. Three quarters of a million different individual soldiers were touched by the work. About 1,566,000 soldiers entered the 11 different branches during the War some men More than once of course which explains the enormous total. Eighty eight thousand obtained buttons soap thread patches Etc. Books borrowed by 26,000 men and 152,000 used the association s Barber supplies. The laundry facilities of a single Branch a were employed by 18,000 soldiers. In addition hundreds of visits were made by the workers to hospitals and Barracks and Camp at a distance from the association bases. After the Day s work was done the secretaries Quot generally had to stay up late at night putting the overworked hair clippers into condition Cor Tho Morrow. The wounded menus hair was Cut by the secretaries themselves. A pathetic incident of the sort of ministry required is related by Secretary Hibbard a one Day a Yran accosted him with a will you pleas j Wash my face a i looked at Hin and saw that he certainly needed it and Tomt both arms were in slings his hands having been shot away., he had not had a Chance to Wash Bis face for two weeks before to was wounded. So i started in. But soap and water had no effect on that accumulated dirt so i finally had to scrape clean. Then i Cut his matted bloody hair and when i got through the Man was weeping for gratitude. He could not utter a word of thanks and when the politeness of the japanese deserts him he is in a pretty bad a new feature of the army. All tills work was done by a Force of Only 41 secretaries the americans who initiated and largely directed it being c. V. Hibbard v. W. Helm George Gleason and g. S. Phelps. There was an album Lance of Volunteer help on the part of the soldiers and by military details officially appointed. The officers themselves freely cooperated. In the matter of outdoor Sporte and indoor entertainments the soldiers gave unlimited assistance. But the Best Friend of the secretaries was the graph phone of which the men seemed never to tire. Now one hears these machines at work Day and night All Over Japan since the return of the army permanent y. M. C. A. Headquarters Havo been established by the urgent request of the army officers at Liao Yang and at port Arthur. The governor general of Lio Yang Peninsula made a personal subscription of a thousand yen tor the continuance of the work. At port Arthur the military officials turned Over to the association and agreed to keep in repair a Beautiful russian Cathedral to be used As y. M. C. A. Headquarters. Tho most Active y. M. C. A. In the world was probably at Dalny As. Many As 10,000 soldiers passed within its a single Day. When the main army was returning Home it ministered to More than half a million men. One of the japanese secretaries of the association has gone into Rescue work at Danyl for while the army was kept absolutely free from these Camp followers during hostilities a flood of dissolute women recruited Quot under the a most pitiable circumstances has since poured into Manchuria. Touching the nation through the army. The part that the army has played in the modern religious history of Japan is More considerable than would at first sight appear. During Tho War the christians were Foremost in visiting hospitals meeting Soldier trains with refreshments and food and in preparing a Comfort bags Quot a compact assortment of useful articles. Including a copy of the gospels. Some 180,000 portions of scripture were distributed among the soldiers. A Small Book of a Comfort songs for soldiers was compiled and distributed freely by the missionaries and it was quite common to hear crowds of men lustily singing these Christian hymns. Not a few of the missionaries did Quot nursing during a lie War and in Tho care of soldiers families and orphans they have been conspicuous. The value of this work As an adjunct to the strictly military preparations were seen at Dalny where practically the whole army of the Yalu passed through the y. A c. A. Rooms. After the fall of port Artilur the soldiers expected to go Nome at least for a rest. They had endured hard ships of which the world has some knowledge. Of the minor deprivations the world knows nothing one of these was the inability to get through Tho censor More than one letter every month or two. Even then the paper and envelope Cost five cents and the soldiers pa3 for a Day was Only three cents. After the fortress surrendered tic soldiers thought these troubles were Oyer. Instead they were marched across the ice at a temperature always below freezing to augment the army at Mullen. In route this dispirited army touched the y. M. C. A it warfied itself a drank its fill of hot Tea heard the old Home songs on the Grapoli Polione and wrote letters sometimes 25,000 a Day. This revived tie spirits of the men to a degree almost inconceivable. They entered with grumbling they left with songs assured that such a country which made possible such an institution As this had not forgotten them. The consequence of All this self of a chg assiduous and effective ministry to the nations. Soldiers has been to establish christianity on new and More favourable basis throughout Japan and should this soon Cone to pass As is predicted a National movement toward christianity this army work will have been largely responsible for it. Robins of am have carried the name of a Robi Iyo All Over the world and in countries where to lib a have failed to find the familiar Bird they have be , writes quote. Ai in the daily graphic the name on some native species which in color was thought to resemble it. Thus in America. Tie Robin is a red breasted Thrush with Slat Brown Back and Bright Bay under parts. In new zealand the so called Robin is a somewhat smaller Warbler commonly known As the Quot Wood Robin a and a like its european namesake is noisy Active and cheerful. Its Vilote is generally the first to Herald the Dawn while it is the last to be hushed when the evening shades bring gloom in to the new zealand forests. There Are a Gre it variety of Robins in Australia but unlike our familiar English Bird the females differ in plumage from the males arid Are Darker and More somber color. J some people Are under tie impression that the English Robin and his mate differ in plumage and expect to see if not a Wren at least a Small Brown Bird of retiring disposition and unattractive color butt the Hen Robin is quite As fearless As her mate and quite As brightly Clad. A follow my Leader. Quot if Seyen sheep were on one Sldey of the Fence and one of them jumped Over to the other Side How Many were left a propounded the teacher to the primary class. Pauline a observe lpns of animal life had not been in vain despite her tender years. A there would to be none left a she replied knowingly. A if one jumped Over they Dall foilow.�?T1�?T�?harper�?Ts. Weekly. 1 his vanity the reason it is egotism which gets a Man into disasters. Ninety nine men even if married to a Venus of Beauty or a circe of seductiveness would find opportunities and temptations after a few years of accustomed marital happiness if they chose to look for them and considered them possible diversions. A a profitable investments. Good returns come from the United states governments search for valuable foodstuffs Macaroni wheat imported fix i Prussia at a Cost of $10,000, annually yields $10,000,000. Sorghum was brought from China in 1864 at a Cost of $2,000. The nations source of income from that crop is $40,000,000 annually. Quot potting hints a pot that has done duty previously should be scrubbed inside As Well As out before using it a second time dirty pots often prove injurious to the plants placed in them. They May contain an injurious disease. The first marmalade. Marmalade then made Only of quinces was known in Henry reign Tho word is derived from a a Hermelo Quot a quince. Miss Maude Adams a a ii a \ x i �?�1 a \�0 s x 1 4, a Vuk a a. S 1 Ltd a v a a y / 1. A it f i v v t by i. 1 1 to \ / in 1 is v 3ii�i Ai / a f of Izaj for it a f / v As \ a Vii it a a x / a 4 yet Ltd t f v k j popular actress who has been s tarring in a Peter pan Quot Lor some time in which i play she has achieved a Dis Tinct Success hence of a comedian. Per Maclyn Arbuckle relates a tale reflecting opon himself. Maclyn Arbuckle who is just now impersonating the rotund and Jolly sheriff Quot slim Hoover in Edmund Days melodrama Quot the Roundup Quot at Chicago Lias Lia d some Chous and rather momentous nights in that City and he 1 ikes to talk of them. It was there that he made his first big impression As Smith in the farce a Why Smith left Home Quot and in Chicago he made this great bit As Jim Hackler in a the county 5 when he played in the. George Ade comedy lie impersonated himself in a great measure. His Maneth. Was taken from an old tintype of himself in the Days when he went electioneering in Texas where he was something of a politician. Hackler a love of Shakespeare was an Echo of or. A Bucklow a own worship of the poet and the political features of the Ade comedy were almost identical with the actors experiences. It was while lie was playing Hackler that or. Arbuckle had a very hard a fallow one of his old constituents of the Texas Days was in the audience and after the play he hunted the actor up and they had some talk of the old Days and How things were go mpg in Texas. The texan was a Blacksmith in Texarkana and had been a powerful advocate of Arbuckle both As a reciter of Shakespeare and As a Justice of the peace. Or. Arbuckle asked him How he had enjoyed the performance but the Stalwart Blacksmith fought shy of an answer. Arbuckle saw his mane vering to avoid the subject and he finally forced his unwilling Friend to Tell what lie thought. A Well Edge a the Blacksmith said. A i feel like aha a been bunched out of a Dollah and a half. I done to like to Hurt you feelings but you a making me answer be. Yes sir. All feel alive been bunched you Ain t improved none. Why you did no to act at All tonight. And you kept me apologizing to the Man next to me All night. When a first went in a told him what a great actor a you was and then you Wasny to nothing but you self. Then a said to the Man a Jess wait until he lets Loose with Hamlet or Richard Iii Sah then you la see acting for or. Arbuckle is the f greatest tragedian of Bowie county Texas and to did t do a thing. Thunder t want to pay a Dollah and a half to see you Jess like i see you eve a Day for five years. Yes or Arbuckle a really feel aha be been , a emr. Arbuckle Felt to had been paid a tremendous compliment for he had modelled his Jim. Hackler on himself in the old Texas Days Ana he had been instantly recognized by a compatriot. He had found the task of Nhiaying him a self a big one and More severe than to had imagined it. Would be. Tho criticism of his Texarkana Friend convinced him he Hail succeeded beyond his expectations Mansfield s Jekyll Side. An instance of the great actors contradictory character. Some one who knows Richard Mansfield Well says he is the greatest bundle of contradictions Ever put up a a human package. While he May rage at this person or that person for something done or not done on the stage he is As careful of the welfare of the members of his company As ii he were responsible for their keeping. And it is not the playing members of the company alone lie watches Over. Every attache comes within his Range. Once while in. Canada his stage car Penter died. Mansfield did not learn of Tho Many a death until the Day Fol lowing ills demise. Then he sent Foi ills manag. Quot i have just Learned of the death of poor Murphy a said the actor a you of course have done everything that in proper Quot Quot you have not neglected anything on account of expense a a ooh no a replied the manager. Quot a have plenty of Money. The members of the company a raised a Durial fund of a a sir a said Mansfield rising in his Wrath a return to the ladles and gentlemen of my every Dollar they contributed. If you value my. Re Gard never let such a collection be made again among my associates.�?�. The Murphy funeral Bill was paid by or. Mansfield. And yet or. Mansfield probably got in More rages with Imp Wmurphy a than with any stage Carpenter he Ever employed
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