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A Nation's Fate Was Sealed Fifty Yards from Where He Stood!
HERE was a rattling of rickshaws, and I went below. On looking over the wall, I saw that the Japanese were going away. Hasegawa's carriage had already gone. Koreans in court dress were fluttering to and fro. It seemed impossible as I stood there in the moonlight behind the hedge, that the fate of a nation had been sealed within fifty yards of where I stood! The ministers had signed !" Yes, it was so. The Japanese had subjugated Korea, and a country of 12,000,000 people must bow to the inevitable. Are you reading WILLARD STRAIGHT'S Life Story by Louis Graves now running in
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A Republic-With an Emperor Held in Reserve!
This is the case in China today. An unbelievable situation-but true. The young heir to the throne is now fifteen years of age. The rumor was that he had been restored to power. They are thinking of marrying him to the President's daughter, and thus satisfy all factions. And many other astonishing plans are being considered. Read JOHN O. P. BLAND'S revelations in "The Last Imperial Manchu" in the December issue.
Bible Stories Through Chinese Eyes!
These pictures by a young Chinese artist would alone make any issue of a magazine worth while. This boy went to hear a missionary in his native country. Never had he heard the old Biblical stories. He was deeply impressed. He visualized the sacred tales enacted among his own Chinese people. Chinese lions, tigers and phenix march two by two into a Chinese ark, built by a Chinese Noah. And they kill the Chinese fatted calf (in the shape of a chicken) for the Chinese Prodigal Son, returning penitent from a Chinese gambling hell!
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A NO-ACCIDENT WEEK
[From the "National Safety News"]
T last it has come to pass-a No-Accident Week in fact as well as in name. During the three years in which there has been any public safety work to speak of, one large city after another tried to go through a single week without an accidental death, and while some really remarkable reductions in accidents were brought about, the results always fell just a little short of the goal. St. Louis in 1918 came through its "No-Accident Week" with one fatality, as against ten for the preeeding week and twenty-five for the corresponding week of the previous year; Cleveland last year during its "No-Acci dent Week" reduced its score on this account from sixteen during the corresponding week of the previous year to six; the Lehigh Valley cities in a noteworthy "No-Accident Week" campaign in the spring of this year came through with only one fatality.
And then Milwaukee proved that it could be done. With a population of more than half a million, with thousands of visitors in her midst, with 46,000 automobiles and motor trucks operating on her streets, Milwaukee passed through the week of September 26 to October 2, inclusive-the week of the ninth annual Congress of the National Safety Council-without a single fatal accident. This in the face of an average of six accidental deaths for the entire previous year and an average of seven accidental deaths for the previous month.
Milwaukee has the honor of being the first large city to achieve this record, which is proof positive of what organized effort for safety can accomplish, and evidence of the fact that if a community is sufficiently aroused the accident slate can be kept clean not only in one specially designated week but throughout the year.
The records of Dr. F. N. Franklin, Coroner of Milwaukee County, show an aver age of seven accidental deaths a week for the month just prior to the ninth annual Safety Congress. For the week that the National Safety Council was in town there
is a blank page in his book, and that is the page of which he and the citizens of Milwaukee are rightly most proud. As for minor accidents during Safety Week, it is estimated by Dr. Harry E. Bradley, Chairman of the Safe Drivers' Club of Milwaukee and Police Surgeon of the Milwaukee Police Department, that the injury cases at the emergency hospitals of the city de creased forty per cent during Safety Week.
The saving in life was due to the intersive campaign of the Safety and Sanitation Committee of the Milwaukee Association of Commerce. One of the most effective features of the campaign was the novel method of recruiting the children in the schools and their parents for the cause of safety. One hundred and twenty-five thousand letters, in the original handwriting of the children, written in the classroom at school, were taken home to their fathers and mothers, together with a pledge card. The child's letter requested its parents to sign the pledge of carefulness and co-operate in every way to prevent accidents on the street, in the home, and at work. Milton C. Potter, Superintendent of Schools in Milwaukee, estimates that fully ninety per cent of these pledges were returned, signed by the parents. Interest in this drive was stimulated among
the children by the offer of "100 per cent certificates," signed by the President of the National Safety Council and the manager of the Milwaukee Safety Council, to every schoolroom which made a 100-percent record in returning the signed pledges.
Each of the 46,000 automobile drivers of Milwaukee received at the outset of the campaign a letter urging the utmost care in driving and complete co-operation to prevent accidents. That these letters were effective is shown by the record of the week. With the letters were sent applications for membership in the Safe Drivers' Club, sponsored by the Milwaukee Safety Council. Within ten days 12,000 drivers had applied and been admitted to membership, each paying $1 membership dues.
More than 720,000 leaflets carrying St. John's Riverside Hospital Training
safety messages on "jay walking," safe driving, blood poisoning, and other common hazards were distributed in bundles and packages of all sorts sent out by department stores and other business houses. Every bundle that went into a home during the week carried a safety message. A safety message was carried in every business letter from practically every concern in the city.
Safety sermons were preached by the ministers and priests of all creeds in practically every church of the city on the Sunday preceding the opening of the Congress.
The street-car company of the city ran a safety street car covered with safety banners, slogans, and decorations, on which a loud siren whistle was in constant blast. This car hauled a gondola trailer on which was a wrecked automobile with the devil at the wheel, pointing to the certain consequences of carelessness. The whole presented a most spectacular and impressive safety lesson.
The interest of the press was obtained, and each of the large Milwaukee daily newspapers conducted a safety contest of some kind.
GOOD SPEECH WEEK
OOD SPEECH WEEK, November 1-8, was observed more widely this year than at any time since its inception five or years ago. In schools, colleges, normal schools, women's clubs, and other organizations the campaign for better English was carried on vigorously during the first week of November, and if incorrect grammar, faulty pronunciation, slang, and their kindred evils were not at least partially routed it was not due to lack of enthusiasm on the part of English teachers and their students.
Very helpful suggestions and literature were furnished by the American Speech Committee of the Chicago Women's Clab, of which Mrs. Katherine Knowles Robbins, Fine Arts Building, Chicago, is Chairman. This material was sent out free except for the postage. The "English Journal," published in Chicago, has also been sponsoring this movement for better speech, as has the National Council of English Teachers. While certain general lines have been followed in most of the schools observing the week, there has been an opportunity for much originality in devising new and effective plans. Contests in spelling, pronunciation, extempore speaking, essay writingthe theme being some phase of the good English problem-posters exhorting the students and the community to "Watch
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GOOD SPEECH WEEK (Continued) ""Modulate Your Voice "Replace Slang with Good English," a countless other slogans, original pla showing the value of good English in bu ness and social life, have been some of t numerous devices used to focus attenti on this important question. The campai is not limited to the negative side of mere correcting errors in grammar and pr nunciation, but has the much wider scop of working for clear, convincing spee and a pleasing, well-modulated voice.
In cities where there is a large foreig element much emphasis has been plac on the Americanization idea of helpi foreigners to acquire our language. number of business firms have also be taking up the project with a view to in proving the speech of their employed Classes have been established by Marsha Field & Co., of Chicago, and the M shall and Illsley Bank of Milwauke The National Motion Picture League h published a bulletin pointing out erro and slang in the reading matter of moti pictures. Boston, Detroit, Cincinnati, Ch cago, Birmingham, Alabama, and L Angeles are among the cities which ha been especially active in pushing the go English campaign. The Woman's Club Cincinnati has arranged fourteen pr grammes for this winter on such topics Organization of the Better English Circ Diction, Incorrect Forms, Common Error Letter Writing, etc. For information a one interested may write to Mrs. Elm G. Lawrence, 856 Locust Street, Waln Hills, Cincinnati. Valuable leaflets wi suggestions for schools, clubs, etc., mayb secured from Miss Helen Bagg, Chicag Woman's Club, Fine Arts Building, Ch cago, by sending ten cents. It is earnest to be hoped that all lovers of good Eng lish will interest themselves in this mov ment so necessary in combating the risin tide of crudity and harshness in our Amer can speech. MABEL C. CORBIN.
BY MARGARET WENTWORTH
course you're reading Roosevelt' letters to his children. Everybody doing it. He was fond of all children. friend of mine in Washington obtained hi permission to present her two little boy to him when they were about six and eigh years old. As she was impressing or them what a great man they were to se and how good they must be, Six-YearsOld looked up, wide-eyed. "Will he show us his bear?"
But it was the lion of the White House and not the bear that they saw. He talked to them in his most delightful manner, and when their father rose the President ex claimed:
"But I want to give them something What can I give them?"
The only thing within range of his vision which could meet his desire was a bunch of roses on his desk, and, with the anteroom crowded with people waiting to see him, Roosevelt stripped the thorns from the stems that they might not prick the eager little fingers. Any clever politician might have given them the flowers; only a father would have had that tender fore
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sake of the child I dream of now
Il set the board with
ted cream from the Jersey cow, s from the white hen's nest; wberries, scarlet and dewy-wet, d in a cool green leaf,
- buttercups gay in the center set smile in a golden sheaf.
ong ago, and long ago, I mind my berries tasted
weeter for a cool green leaf from off the maple trees
ow I know life's journey through, naught of love lies wasted
Then the years have kept so clear such little things as these.
Isake of the child that once was I,
-eet brown biscuits and butter gold,
gs from the white hen's nest.
e robin in the apple tree sang
the gold of the sunset skies,
nd the child that was I looked out at me arough the joy in the other's eyes.
Long ago, and long ago, I mind the eager coming,
And how the small red station gleamed against the woodland wild,
The scent of sun-warmed clover fields, the dark bees' lazy humming, And the wondered, breathless. gladness in the heart-beats of a child.
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IS CHIVALRY DEAD? N your issue of October 20 a lady from Missouri, basing her remarks upon the sit tight" custom of some American men, scusses the supposed demise of chivalry. For several years I have given particur thought to this matter, having rather nusual opportunity for observation, inasuch as my business takes me to every ction of the country and requires me to avel thirty thousand miles a year. It has een my privilege also to study steam-car nd trolley-car conditions in most of the puntries of Europe and in some of those Asia and Africa.
I am quite certain that there are two des to the question-yes, several sidesnd that, in the interest of clear thought