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VOL. XXIII. PlTTSnOKO, CHATHAM COUNTY, N. C, THURSDAY, NOYKMHHH 15, 11)00. NO. 13.
N THE CHINA SEA
(Porrr.ionT 1 '.: iiy
"No!" I replied, noting tin time.
"You linil better keep it. It in now
two o'clock. Jf Pirn Foiif i'ojh not
arrive before night I shall be vo.-y im
pntiunt. Don't forget to wind youi
watoh, for wo may want it to-inorruw.'
"I will not forgot."
Wo went into the tomjilo and uti
eoiiio rice from the golden lmwl.
"J)o bo careful, Mr. Criekmoro,'
Miss Arnold Kiiiil. "Y'ou must noi
give Cha Font; any a Kaulne. JIo in
lio ordinary Cliiiiannin."
"Io not fe.ir. 1 shall be prudent,
I replied. "Now think I will go on
tlock and rooonuoiter."
, "On deck'." she said, mailing.
"Well, what would you cull the tor
of tliis tiling? How dues 'roof .strike
you? Jiy the way, is tins tlio tenth uf
, "No this is the ch venth."
"Thou I rpent all day of tlio tenth
in Btupor, us a result of me Idling with
Cha Fong's tobacco. No wonder I
was hungry when I got into this world
again. Will, lia'.st-m and l,:mgsto:
ore surely on .shore by this time."
Wo went through the garden and
out into the pit. We climbed up to
the. top, and I c:iivful!v scanned th"
hori.ou to see if Cha Fung's ya -:W.
was coining. It was not in sight, tiur
was any ot her vessel. 1 led her to a
spot tii;it whs Homev.li.it screened from
view to prevt ni any pry in;-; iilass from
coming sullenly upon u nud we : a:
!own on the rook.
"This is refreshing!" oxelaii'io.'
Miss Arnold, ilra ving the invigoratm.
nir into her lungs. "I did not know
tho atmosphere down there was s.
close. Hut it is gran I here."
"ll is," I replied. "This is r:,
Idea! place for u rest done-., hut on
would need a fast yacht to . Mi'h'.ish
a readv c.':iiiiiiiiii,'atii!i with the main
"I don't toil:'; T would ever wis!
to sen this place a-'.iiii," sin! sal'
with a shudder, "if I nicy leave it
"Probably ii it. V.ut y.ei will loav
it alive. Pou't wor.y any more ahoul
that. How far do v-m tiu:,k we me
from Hon.; Km
"I cannot even im ;i:ie. F was eon
fined in a Mater. mm in th" yu 'lit
when wo ean-.e here, mid coil-l Hot
see how fas? we cinie or the direotio::
Tiio mention of Hon; K-mg brought
lo her n hid her fa'hcr'.i aui. ty for
Ler safety. Her fan- sn Men.- ':.
"My poor father!" she said. "He
is no ilo'.t'ot liau'.io with !nef t-1: .
worry over my disappearance."
"Tlien lie will he frantic with j,.v
In few built-, when Vv.it are restore, '
to him," 1 re lie I.
AVt! sot there : o:m ti:iie, talkiu..'.
Aside from the fa -t that ln r life and
mine depended upon iny e'Kats, I was
lit'Kili!iin to take a la re th in ordinary
interest in the hlwiio hat luvu
Iniraeulousiy thrown un.i'-r my pr.e.ee
tiou. She was wry winsome. I
Wondered if our a p'. iintniiee woiil.i
coutinuo after Miss Arnold had re
S-.tuied her p!a.v anions the friend
from whom she ha 1 heen taUeu.
I was mnsiu; tuns when she spoke:
"I thin!; I r. spec!: eomiu;.; thi :
way, lo.-tor I'ri.-' iao:- ."
I fol'.o'.icl tuu pointing cf liei
"You arc ri.:hf. That is a sail, r.-id
if I nni not greatly inistakeu it is i ::a
Four's yueht. It will ho .some tri.e
before he can rei.'h here, in there i
very little wind stirri.ur. 1'ott it v.i!:
not do fot 1M to re :iii:i lure. Hi
luiht see us, aihl it would put him on
Ids einrd "
AVo carefully ina lo our way int tho
pit uud ilo-.vu tho hoi'; llijlit of roti;,'.i
liewn step. 1 led Mt-sj Arnold into
"Ilitvoyou noticed tho beauties i f
this phtee?" I n-Ked her.
"No, I did not pay much utteutim
to it when we went out," she iplie;l.
"It is indeed a beautiful place. How
musical the fountains are!
As the time passed, I n otic' 1 my
companion was lucnuiiiii! nervous, at
though sho wm evidently la''oriny
bnrd to remain cahu. After a time 1
went out to see whoro the yacht v. as.
It was slowly routine-toward 'he roe!..
I did not show myself, hut cautiously
peered from behind tlio led.;e. I
judged that in half ;.u hour pLio would
be in the inlet.
I ret uracil to Miss Arnold. There
were traces of tears on her face. It
was a trying ordeal for me. AYTial
must it have hecu to this gcutlo pill;
I strove to en 'oiiia to her, tin t soon
bail tho pteasuie of seeing her smile
"t think it is time wo ma le a move,"
I sai 1, nfter a tune. "You t.tko this
jii.stol you know what to do."
"t'an't 1 help you if I remain w ith
youV" she ask-' 1.
"Xo. I piefer to have you out o'
barm's way until it is over."
"Very well I will m."
I put her down in the trap and closed
It. 1 told her to he p 'i-feet'ly calm and
Hot to fear the re -nit. 1 did not feel
Hire of it mysell. but no harm could
come from cneeiira rin-j; her. I care
fully rearranged the r u -. and removed
11 eviiletie that any one had beer,
there. 1 t..k up tho knife and put i:
in my iioe'iii. Then with the ritle
clasped fondly in i iy ban 1, L went t
the rear of the bi-; i lol in the temple,
aud entered it by way of uu uuci'tui
l'.i. tinier I! msru' Son-
used no doubt to fill tho lamp inside;
1 took my position to onestdoof tin
lamp, where J could look thruuxh th
hideous mouth between tho rows ol
priceless teeth. The air was mifl'ocat
iu-x, but I did not daro put out the
lamp. I know tho absence of the lijibl
in tho idol would attract the attention
of Cha 1'oiij at once. So I breath
tho hot and utitling perfume nud
Tho minutes seemed like hours. My
position was cramped, and it was with
ilillieulty that T remained quiet. And
I cur.iod Cha I'oiitr for being so Ion;;
i t en in in;; when it uiiht have been
more to the purpose to curso him for
eomiii'' at all.
lint, notwithstanding my belief to
the eoiitiary, tune passed.
I could hear footsteps approaehin;
iu the jtarden, the heavy tread of mili
tary boots and tlio softer step of i
seeoud person. F could Ik a- loud
voices in Hilary argument, 'ilu Ian
;;ua ;o was a ipieer mixture. Now and
then 1 could catch a word or a sen
tence that F could understand; hut it
was mostly Chinese.
I felt a queer sensation at thc-fart-'
i:i !y familiar round if one of the
voices. It sounded unmistakably like,
the voh-i! of a person whom I had canst!
t i remember, and whom I would be
;:lad to meet under circumstance:
favorable to myself. My blood i;rew
hot. my tinners tingled as they rested
upon the rille in my p-aso.
The uiii-y speakers advanced and
came into the temple.
1 bent a little lower that F miht
lo di up throu,'h the idol's mouth auJ
:-ei! the faces of the newcomers.
They stopped before the idol.
One was the frantic Cha Tone;,
Trc-.o'lm 1 bad seen him before, in
f til military co . tuniti and evidently in
a t ovi-rnii; raw. The other was Mr.
( 'a-nbol; Smdl.
How 1 longed to empty tho vide in
i i Mr. Nneir.s sn-tke-liko carcass
With what joy, I thought, would 1 sos
liim writhin ; in dyint; ii'.;oines befori
l.te! lint it was n.it ye! time for no:
t i act. There was so much that 1 do
sired to learn. I th )iii;ht perhaps by
r vuaiiiiii' quiet I could catch enough
from t!ieir heated conversation to tell
me of my friends, Ualstoii uud Langs
1 gathered from the bits of their
gibberish that I could iindersti'.u 1 that
Cha Fo:i(j wa' aecusim; Mr. Snell of a
breach of trust. It appeared that
these two precious rogues alone pos
eesed the secret of the hidden sprinu
by which entrance to the island could
1 i! elVeeted. Hence it was plain to Cha
l'oiii; that Mr. Snell was the person
;.ho had been there in his absence,
and upon departing ha I left open the
r !li:i.-; doors. This was evideutly u
serious matter in tho estimation o!
I 'hi Fong, for he wits greatly excited
and wrou.;l:t up.
Mr. tia ubok Snell way apparently I
cliirakfcd in a trautic einle ivor to ilts
a'ou ! the mind of Cha Fong of hi-ci-.-o.-.
He scented to be telling him
that lit ha I not had time since the ar
rival of the City of Hi. ib Janeiro ut
iloug Kong to visit the ishtud ntnl re
tint to I loin; Kongugiin. However
patent this fact may have been to Mr.
Snell, it w as a diilieult task to thrust
it down the yellow throat of his mas.
I'.ut iho veht tnetico find earne-t-ips-,
..f Mr. Snell made at least a little im
pression on Cha Fong, for be sw itehe !
t no question of Mr. Snell's infidelity
from the intrusive luesenco of himseli
in tin' suhmariui palace to the still
greater crime of divulging the secret ol
toe place to a third person.
In reply to this awful charge Mr.
iuell grew perfectly w ild in his protes
tations of innocence, and seemed to bti
invoking the wrath of the idol, insidi!
of which I knelt, upon himself if he
was not telling the truth. 1 chuckled
.nan -holy to myself and patted my
n;le fondly. The w rath of the idol
v.i itld come sure enough i." they only
waited w at ta patience.
I heard the name of "America" and
"girl;" an I from tho ugliness of Cha
Fun..;, Jl concluded that he was uceus
mg Mr. Snell of playing hint false if
still another respect. I also hoar.i
!h Ketoto mentioned. l'uttiup; this
:.n I thut together, 1 judged tho aeeit
atiou against Mr. Suellto be the seiz
ing, for his own ends, of the sgirl who
had been sought uud abducted by
;'ha Fung's agents for Cha Fong'il
iwu purpose. I had no doubt that
Aiitim Kulstou had been taken from
her home to be tho victim of Chu
1'oiig, and that tiambok Snell had ap
propriated her himself, aud now wm
living to hoodwink the Chinaman
into behoving something else.
So far as the fortunes of tho pill
were concerned, 1 could Hot see that
it made any difference whether she.'
wai the wite of one or the other id
: hose scoundrels.
While the two were engaged in
heir wordy war, I was calmly and de
liberately shaping my course. I wa;
not naturally of a murderous disposi
turn. In fact, it had always been my
boast that 1 was almost womanlike in
my gentleness in the practice of my!
profession. F.ven the most simple
.pi-ration in minor surgery called up
tiie utmost sympathy within mo fm
tho sullerer. Hut there was no rooi"
for sentiment here. I was wi-b
awake to the fact that whatever I did
must be done boldly and quickly.
It i4 the liven of Cha Foug aud
Clamhok Snell ns against tho lives of
liriicu Arnold and myself.
Miss Arnold was, n,, doubt, at that
moment shivering with fear iu the
vault to which 1 had sent her. If I
failed in what 1 undertook now, her
fate was plain. My own would bo
death; hers worse than death. I did
not know tho extent of Cha Four's ac
complishments iu the way of crime. I
did know that Cmmbok Snell was, so
far as his kiiowleds't and intentions'
went, a cold-blooded murderer.
1 had no doubt that both these emi
nent gentlemen would regard tho see
olid elt'ort to kill me a mere pleasantry.
Existence bad, as I have .stated he
fori;, iibruys been very sweet to me
anil since my mishap at the Irstids o
(iumbok Snell, resulting iu the sud
den acquaintance and friendship ol
tho beautiful Kuglish girl, whom I was
now called upon to rescue, existence
had beeoiuo sweeter than ever to, me.
My love of life and my resolve
to save (iraeo Arnold bad be
come now my motive to act; and, ns 1
said, it was the lives of Cha Fong and
( iambok Snell as against tho lives ol
Miss Arnold and myself.
The iirgumeut of my two enemies
waxed hotter and louder, Cha Fong
pointed to the despoiled rice-howl be
fore the idol iu support of his accusa
tions, (iambok Suell shouted his
angry denials and shook his list iuthii
face of his Mantohoo muster.
As Cha I'Vug, wilhagesturo of rage,
turned from Mr. Snell aud was about
to leave tho temple for the room in
which ho bad left Miss Arnold, I
cramped myself still morn iu my suf
focating hidingplaet! and took good
liim at his breast, where, if lie had
any, his heart was located.
Carefully l ighting along tho barrel,
Tho report of the rifle invoke a thou
sand reverberations which thundered
around the rocky cavern.
Cha FoU;g fell prone upon tho floor
Mr. (Iambok Snell became, panic
stricken. His face beeiUuii lived. 1I1
trembled nud seemed to lose, his bead.
Mr. Snell, perhaps, was a brave
enough man iu open warfare or in tha
face of known and palpable danger,
but when idols dealt out death, and
the very walls of the temple rolled
with the reports of caution, he was not
terrible as h warrior. Jlo turned and
This was not according to my plan.
I did not four tho result if Mr. Snell
an... back with reinforcements, but
he would do nothing of the kind, ilo
was on tin run, and if he gained tlio
yacht and male off with it. Mi's
Arnold and I would bo no better oil
I have always entertained n hearty
jontenipt fur an assassin. To shoot a
man iu tho back was, in my estima
tion, a cowardly thing to do. Hut it
was Snell i..r Criekmorc, and 1 bad no
liefoii tin retreating"' figure got out
of my sight 1 lived again.
Mr. Suell shrieked with paiu and
sank to the floor.
1 made u hasty exit from my hiding
place and veiit to F:e side of Mr. Snell.
As I stood over htm, my liile still
grasped tightly in my baud, hi rolled
his eyes up at me. He lecogni.'.e l
me, and with a hcwl ol terror n
gasped and fainted.
If it luul been to my advantage be
fore to shoot Mr. Snell, it w as equally
to my ad vantage now to keen him
alive. I seriously questioned the re
sult, if I, with Miss Arnold, should
attempt b bo.ird the yacht, and tho
two priests t i Su Co. i fail to appear.
I had no means of giving orders to the
sailors, and as they were no doubt
faithful adherents of Cha Fong, they
woulil iiiniuestiotmb.y be inquisitive
enough to spoil things. Hence, Mr.
Snell, wounded, but all and sub
missive to my will, was just then a
valuable adjunct to our escape.
I rushed to tin bedroom, kicked
aM'le tho rug that covered tho trap
and nulled it up.
"You can come out now," I called
to Miss Arnold.
"Is it nil right now?" sho asked,
emerging from behind a pile of silks.
"Are we safe'.'-'
"So far we are safe," I replied. "I
havekillol Cha Fung and wounded
(iambok Snell. I want to prevent hU
dying, if lean, until we get away from
"(lamliok Snell!" she exclaimed.
"Why, tlr.it is the name of tho man
who threw you overboard."
"Vcs, and this is tho man," 1 re-
"lb is not a Chinaman, is be?"
sin asked, shuddering.
"Xo. I don't know what ho is.
Hut 1 know w hat ho will be if I don't
hurry up. He'll be n dead man."
I hurried back to the wounded Mr.
Snell, le-.iving Miss Arnold to follow
at will. She soon joined me, and I
was delighted at the coolness mid
coiirn'-e with which she took hold and
helped mo i l my attoutious to tho un
She ha-l w its, she bad tact, she bad
"Iiy ,Tc-ve!" F exclaimed, nppiov
.ngly, after wo had succeeded in get
ting Mr. Snell's eyes open iu con
sciousness again. "'ou would utaka
a capital nurse or physician, or er
or f. physician's wife."
Sao smiled slightly and blushed.
1 succeeded in getting Mr. Snell
liiid out on two or three rug-i, aed
plied him with restoratives. 1 wai
not so very particular about the
gentleman's comfort, but I was eager
t- get hint where bo would not bleed
With Miss Arnold's assistance 1
stain-hod the blood from his wound
and bandaged it.
He lay for some time with bis eye
fastened upon me. lu them there
were wonder, surprise and the lire ol
Fretty soon bis curiosity overcame
uiui. 1 heard his voice
lO HE CO.MINI-KO.J
jiUAY Ji KErUllTEffS IJEAT
HOW T. B. FIEDLERS RISKED HIS LIFE
TO LAND IT.
i.eiiiiicl l'roin llm I'ulilii' Slilo nt Ml.l
nlclit lit Tug nml Mmln Ilia May
to Hie lily In i lnio lu Ulvu III I'iiiiit
mi Kk'IuiUvh Htury.
Frank Marshall White. In Hie last
number of the Wide World Mng
n.ine, tells in vivid style the story of
the .New York Times' famous "scoop"
on the oeeasioll oil the loss of the
Word had been received from Fire
Island in the Times' otllee on u Sunday
; 1 1 1 1-i i u that the Fuhla, w hic h had
rescued ::oo of the Oregon's passengers,
was wailing below tiiiiraiitine for
high tide so that she could cross the
bur and i-onie up to the city.
There were only three men in the
Times' olliee when the ilispaleli ar
rived, W. II. ,1. Kenny, now n pnuni
i.eiit politician; Tracy Itroiisoii, who is
still n member of the stalT.nu.l Thomas
1'.. Fielders, ill present In Liunl-m.
where he has been editor of the Fall
The three seeuri d n tug. went dow n
to the l-'ulila, were admitted on I man I
under the Impression that they were
Ipinrnnt ine ollieers. ami secured tic
j-lnry l hey were al'ii-r.
They wrote mil live columns between
I In-lit. lull when they allempled lo
leave the vessel liny were chagrined
to be t 1 1 1 by the captain that tiny
Would not be permilteil to leave the
Vessel until the l'ulil.i had passed
t.nin ram inc.
Their expostulation and prayers wen
In vain, ll lookt.t as though with a
glint beat lu their very grasp they
were to lose it through ll (I'tiitinn otli
Fielders, 111 the meant line, did some
hard thinking. He looked over the side
nud saw the lug on which he and his
companions had come aboard, llilny
t'eet below, about to push off.
Turning to his companions, he re
iplesteil llielil to give him lheil py.
"What are you going to do':" asked
"Tako It to the olliee," responded
Fielders, calmly. "We can't afford to
let these foreigners beat an American
newspaper mil of iis news."
"liul how are you going to get to
the otlii eV" inquired Kenny, beginning
1. 1 Lriului n up. Those four sailors
j ,.,.,.,, s .,,, , , IIU ,.,,,,'.,. js
hauled up, anyway. "
"I am going to jump over the side
on to the tug." said Fielders, quietly.
"io you see thai light 7 Thai is the
4jiuirnntiuc station, ami iu an hour or
nvn there'll le tii'ly reporters on boaiil
gelling news without any trouble,
which we've been at so much pubis ami
cicls,. to get. 1 call get over the
side In-fore any sailor can get hold
of lue. catch one of the stays of tin
tug's smoke stack, and then slide down
"I'.ut if you miss It you'll kill your
self." said Kenny.
"That's just the reason I'm not go
ing lo miss ll," returned the reporter,
'ijuiek. give me your copy; we haven't
liny I iiue to lose."
"I don't jus il;e the Idea." began
Kenny, reluctantly, "but, si ill, I know
you're pretly good at smh things."
And built banded over the matter they
Fielders put the buin h of precious
manuscript iu his inside pocket and
buttoned his coat over il. He then
look oh" bis overcoat and his gloves,
and :i -k. . I litem to throw them ovi-r
lo Ihc imr after hlm. as iln v Woiibl
be ait iueuuil ranee iu making lie
jump. Anyone who has over seen a little
fughout alongside an ocean, sieamer
will realize the peril of Fielder's un
dertaking. The top of the lug's smoke siaek iFil
imt roach the level of the Fulda's deck,
mid Fielders W ould drop at leasl lil'lei-n
leet lu-foro reselling oven the irn
stays, or gny-rods. that held the
smoke-stack tirm. Then, if he missed
his aim, or his grip on the rod failed.
he would oerlainly fall to the lug's
dock and break his back or neck, or
else go overboard between the two
Vessels. More than this, he had to
jump at least ten feet lo catch th.-.ly-i-od.
since that was as near :is
1 In tug could get lo the slealiler.W hii ll
was now forging ahead so rapidly thai
I he smaller vessel was fast falling.
l.Miick a a Hash Fielders dashed to
tin- side of iho vessel and before any
of tin- crew could slop him In- sprang
off. o:i light the stay of the lug's smoko
slaek and slid dow n to the deck.
Il was half past three o'clock In tin
morning when the tugboat landed
Fielders at I In I'.attory, and before
lour o'clock the printers were at work
on the eupy.
And this siory explains bow It was
that the New Yelk Times was tho
i. no New York newspaper that puts
bshed the complete details of the Ore
gon disasii-r on the morning after (bo
big sleaniship sank.
XV I o n tin, loiln l ull-.
'H.arsa ka sapa." tin game of ha
nrd recently prohibited iu India by the
Isliglish luivcrunii-ni. raiiltul lie pl.ix rd
) x ei pt wiieit it rams. for. in fact, it
cliimsis uf belting on Hie date of rain
and I lie iiuaiilily that m.av tlcsieii.1
from the skies. On tin- porticoes there j Kplrtl l-iiinpr-..
are oeiiain tubs iniroiiueoil whii h Among tin- liimhar.U of l'.itnMlva-hai-
a perpendicular pipe ill their ei-n- i nia there is a belief thai in on are
i res. Hie pipe being provided with plains born wilhoul spirits. I. whi.it
e.pi.il ilivi ion marks ur tiuteh-s. Tlio is mount that (key will in i t- flower
point of tin- game is in determine iii nor boar fruit nil seed of the ll .wet
alliance just what lime a oirt.ain j
heigh! will be ri aeii.-d by Ihc water
Toe natiies have pursued this method
of u'.-iml.ling with such passion that
uarrels. and dangerous ones, ofo n r
iille.l an. I hellee Ihc 111 line uf llie
i:,,.,., , ;ovcriime make the play
A Swiss :i in b ii:i i-ian recently discov
rreil al Sils, In tin- Kiigndino, u roll
marked "illegible papers.-' It con
tained foil valuable hisiorle docu
mollis, some of l In-ill dating back, as
far as loon.
The term "lobster" was used III this
country ns early as ITTo ns an indica
tion iu' coiilcmpl. .b.hu Adams iu his
argument ill llefeliee of the I'.litish
soldiers on trial for murder because of
complicity lu the 'I'.osion Massacre"
refers lo tin name "lobster" as oin of
I he epithets applied by Hie populace
to the soldiers.
In India a curious railway accident
occurred lately. While a irii'm was in
Ituxaul slat ion a lerrilic storm began,
.-in. I. all hough the brake was applied
in tin- van and on th.- ngine the for.-,-of
the wind was such thai Ihc train
was driwn along tie- line Tin- en
gine dashed through the buffer slop
at the cud of lb" line ami travel, d
along about bi h ngihs of rail laid
end to end willioiil lisiiplale fasten
ings. After h-aiing these rails Hie
engine plowed along the eiiil.jiikiii.nl,
and then ciiine foiiunalely to a stand
The following unique legal paper
was reccnil.v tiled iu a Kansas ouiiri:
"K. I,. Warm r. of Lawful age. I'.eing
iluli-y sworn on oath tlepol lies and
says That I'm- .lohu McKibboii ilid
on or aooiil the lih days of February
A. . IS did then and their iu lie
I'liuiny nud Stan- t'oii-sead ilid Will
fully .Malisioiily and I'nl.a wfully tie
fain and Liable the .!. I ,-iHiaut I). L.
Warner iu thai sea. I aliiaul had sioh-u
Dais fi-iiiu the send .L.hn McKihhou
on or aboiil llii day of January A. I .
Isss Conirary to Statutes iu like Case.)
Made ami pro ideil.''
The ligenniiy of ar.-l.i.-els and
builders is somei inns s.-wreh lax.-d
In provide for the comfort of the
dwellers ill lofty apartment hou-.s.
In Now York t "iiy plans haw
filed for a gigantic building of this
kind to stand on Fifth aeiiu.-. and
In bo connected with a well known
restaurant across ilie street by a tun
nel, linely lit led up and lighted, where
by tin occupants of the apart nn-nr
house can go mil lo their ineals in all
kinds of weather without the n s-
sity of pulling on bats. The only
drawback appears to be thai tin -y are
limited ill their choice of a restaurant.
Ice Is sometimes formed in India,
whin the air is at liiieoii or twenty
degrees above freezing, by exposing
water al night iu i-arlhi-uwari pans
resting on rice straw iu little hollows
in the ground. An ice industry de
pending on iho satin- principle has
1 11 iPseoli r. d by O. II. Ilowarlh at
an elevation of sooii m- ti too feet in a
valley of Oaxiiea. Mexico. A l.tig.
number of shallow wooden I roughs
are tilled with water, and during Win
ter nighls become covered with a lli.n
shoot never oxce. ding an eigh'h of
an inch in thickness of i.e. which is
collected and buried iu con-:. I Table
masses iu lite calih. lu these pllslh-
Ice consolidates, being then cut when
needed and carried to ti.o towns oil
The Temple of t'onfu
foll hsien, is the Wi iu:
A M. i-.v.
us. at Clin
-I. .1 pot ill
t : i .i : r : 1 sur-
of China, uud I he gr.t w ot i ha
personage is be m.-t n.-li d
the grounds. A sa.i.-d lu.-t:
mount, the r. niains of ( '-.t.i'u. .
the mound is a I. ml. ling it.
tho meditation of lies., who
homage to tin greatest Chilian
has ever lived. .Near by is a ti
it w ho
to have been plant) d by Coiil'ir .us or,
rather the trunk of it., fur r - dead.
Tin tree is on a litiiilar si.md of
stones and mortar, close by a huge
table of stone that looks like marble,
having been polished 1-y a devotee.
Tin mound is only iwehe t.-ei high.
I'.'ofore it is a table bearing tin name
and tin works of the man l.titi.-d be
neath, and at the foot of the tablet
is the famous ineetl-e uc.
The inscription rc-nls: "I'lhli Shang
llsii-n Shili K'ung Tr.ii." whi.-li mentis
the poi-fcel sag.-. I be former i.-n h -r,
tin philosopher K'ung. Near lo lie
tomb of Confucius is tha' of his s..n,
who died ;..ur ,w.-irs let,. re the Chi
nese seer; but the tomb of th- grand
son uiiracts more iioti.e ..,-a.i-e it i;
almost as grand as that of Coin in-. u-.
There are lh..iis.iu.s of giaws in a:'
the shrine of Confucius, and the it. -are,
they are the bolter the lot of th. de
parted, ill-curding lo Iho belief of the
Chinese. Tic keepers of the .-n..le
th-mimd a fi e before sh., nig the place
to foreigners. Loudon Mail.
A I't-rilh-tiitn ('iHircriiliii- lilt I,tt-i,
Fulcss ill.- Zioiii-.t movement sne
cooils, and a counir is provided where
the Jews who ha i e hot assimilated
with ollu r nations may go and be at
peace :i in I find .ompVio liberty. Ike
race will die. judging by the present
rate of Increasing oppression. Hut
the Zionist plan is g.:ig lo succeed.
It inusl. It will Hot be done quickly,
however. Though the I in mow mk of
the sturctilii- may Im- put up ill our
day, it w ill lake general ...us in supply
the walls and ih inioiii.il nrrange
uiciits Max Xoidaii. iu il..- Independ
ent. is its fruiii. and there ai,.
soring ami :
from the si
from th. in
s who go around in the
l.et tin spirit plan's
iiiie. s v, hen tran-p!.i!H- d
.1 b os. Ihrowiiig a-.d-
those which will not repay cult ii at ion.
Their skill Is roinai kuble, as all tin;
seedlings look alike
b . .
good floods fol
In new Vol If
Till-: rond iniprovcnieiit law,
passed by the .New York l.eg-l-iature
in IMis, has proved
c, so ollii-aeliius thai the good
road division of Hie Cuilcl Stales Id
paiimeiil of Agriculture considers it
the best st.-ili law in exist. It
possess,. ,,,,s ,,f iho ilesirnblo feat
tires of Stale aid laws in other States,
llll'l bill fl-W of the ubjeetinll.-lbl s.
The law- is known as the lligbie
Armsi rung law. and proiides Ilia! any
I'.oar.l uf Sup -rvisofs may adopt res i
liniotis asking State aid for load im
provement. Tin-so are sent lo Ha
state Kngii r. wlui Investigates and
determines whether the road Indi
cated is of siilli.-i.iil public jnipor-
1: to receive Slate aid. I f ll Is. lie
prepares tin estimate of tho cost and
transmits this to the P.oard of Super
visors. The board may then declare
that the highway indicated is to lie
Improved, or may refuse to go any
further. This gives al.-..iiie home
rule lo the different counties uf Iho
Slate, so thai im section can b cum
polled lu Improve ils highway and no
county should be permilti.l lo do so
until nil the fails and iiguics are
placed b, for.' il.
If the Hoard of Supervisors decides
to improve iho road a second set uf
i-esol-itiuiis an- ,-idupte.I and s.-ni lo
tin Slate lingineer. w ho then adver
tises fur bids. When a ivsp.insihi,,
bid within the engineer's e-timale is
in.-ule the contract is closed If the
Imvii nr cotiiily desires to do the work
itself It has the profoivin ver all
other bidders. The work Is superin
tended by tlio Slab Fiigineer, and
when It is completed In- draws a war
rant upon the Stale Treasurer for
fifty per cent, of the cost of tin- work.
The Supervisors must h vy thirty five
per cent, of Hie cost ell the whole
county, and tin- reinainini; iift.-on per
cent. Is payable III one of two ways,
viz.: If the Supervisors bad decided
to improve this highway without a pe
tition from the farmers owning land
which fronted on the improved load,
(In lifteell pel- colli, must be paid by
the township In which the highway
lies. If. however, the il- eisioil was
made after tho peiiliuti by Hie lamb
holders, this lifteen per cent, is paid
by tin- property owners. Fur example,
If ruad improvement in a ci-iiain town
costs Sluoo. s:,imi must be paid by Ihc
Slate. .,. "oil by the county and Sl.'iti
en lnr by the town or Hie citizens hav
ing laud fronting upon the Improved
road. The luon.-y available for Ha
state road Work is obtained by a tax
of Lie. on every ,'slooii wurih of as
sss:ible property in the Stale, which
amounts lo about .Voiiniio ,-t year.
This law is strictly for the In-iietit
of rural highways, for although the
citus ,inil villages of the Sinte pay
ninety per coin, of the lux., not a
foot of tin highway within their lim
bs can bo improved. This may at
first seem an injustice I i th- village,
but When it is relUelihel-.-,l th.it th,
prosperity of villages and eiti.- is do
pi nd -nl eiiitrely upon th,- prosperity
of the country surrounding Ihi-ui, thu
fairness of the plan is c idi-nt.
Sonio months ago the Farm. Field
Jllld 1 11) sob published no edit. .rial
intiile.l - t he P.icycle for the l'arni. r."
The special point was mad.- that the
wheel was alf ady in the farim r's
family; that it had been found practi
cally useful in ma iy wa.is, s.n.i g tin
tired horse or liois.s from a n.p to
lo 11 or the posioihce nft -r a hard
day's work, often saving time, which
is money, in iiiuunieral.lo wavs, be
sides being a gr.-at ctiv . ,1 . n. e. An- '
other point made was that the bicycle j
is a ble.-sing socially for the women of j
the household as vv. ll as for the men. :
young and older It is u-ed to go to 1
i huii h, to tin grange or lodge, an. I is
a pronioier of neighborhood f. clmg !
nil.! sociability. j
The bicycle is now so much cheap, r
than funnel ly that every u .11 t.. d. 1 I
farmer can have one or more. Tie- j
points siimiuarizcd Were that to have I
a vv heel is: 1 1 1 1 v ; i.'i
Inaltnlul iveivnl .011; 1..1 pnenoies so
cial life; III a eoUslalll i-o'.ll lllellee.
Now. every ;iriiiueiu winch .iu-iilies
the farmer m havm. a lucv.-le is an
argutiii nt for g 1 toads, ;,n, it cm
be duplicated and r. iiilorc. -I by the
fact that what is g 1 f.,r i. I. icicle
is go.i.l for tin- bn ;gv )r fam.ly . ar
riage of everv kind and lor th farm
In short, the w heelineti and farmers
can join hands and heads in promoting
good r..a.l. It ,-" s vv.ilioiii s.iviug
Ilia' wiih imj.iovoil toads such as they
have iu some par:
I'clitis;, v iitiia and
Furope, our farm
large stving on :
eh s of ev 1 ty k ilid
w ho ,-n-e w urn out
of Now York and
iu many parts of
is would make a
fir wheeled will
I'd on I heir hol-ses.
nd brok.-n dow u as
s :ls l.y ,'IIIV other
much by bail roads ;
1 limil roads for w in
11 nd at all seasons go
1 haiti-i- to 1:1:11 ki 1 li.s
moment w I . 11 prices ;
can make his puivha
are most favorable. ;
l lge i.- bargain oii-Ts
' and summer
1 he fanner 1 he
lu.-e nt the
best; be also
s When prices
I take adva'.i
r his family.
Our purpose iu ! u king upon these
reasons for good roads at ties time is
to bespeak a hearty eu uper.i 1 ion be
tween the farmers :.n.l nil residents uf
liiral districts and tin- la-ague of
American Wheelmen. If this,, tw,,
groat ferces can only 1 pernio there
need uu be a neighborhood in lie
whole country cursed ;u-d kept back
in material auJ DwciiiJ pro -jrt-! by bad
OTJIl BUDGET OF UUMOR,
LAUCHTER-PR0V0KINC STORIES FOR
LOVERS OF FUN.
Ciiiik nml KflTi-rl Anlliir Variety The
('m-rif't I.eDClli Nt Knoncli K)ir llrr
A Cirver I)1-h llsiipy Mini lllit It
With H Slum A Hail ItrniU, Ktc, KIC4
.When Tummy was ti lad of eight
We used tn see his .lll
I,..i.l him out behind the gato
Am! exorcise the strap.
As Tonmv labors on the farm ,
He is his parents' iuy;
lbs c -ly training ill. I nn harm
He i.s a .stiapi.inu' bov.
I'.nbbs "My lauuilrymnn is very
hard on my shirts."
liobbs - Another example of tho
shirt waste man, isn't In?" Ilaltiuiol't
Tin f'orri-rt I.rtifftll.
Mrs. Pressor -"Po you think thl
dress is long enough behind, .lack?"
Mr. 1 u-i-sser - Plenty ! Any microbe
that can escape I hat isn't Worth catch,
Not I'immch Fur Iter,
"1 10 you think It is possible for
op!o 10 live 011 $:;il a year?"
-oli. Will, is thai all you golf
irry. I have decided novo
' Chicago Timcs-lIor.iIiL
A Clever Iilen.
lias suiiii lii'W
she can lake the school
r." - Washington Star.
house with hi
Mr. Ka willo "l wish you wouldn't
inlerritpl iin every I i tin I try to say
something. I'o 1 ever break iu when
.Mrs. Ka wdlo "No, you wretch! You
go to 1 le 1!"
Illil (1 Willi n Slum.
"I am willing to do anything," F.'llil
the applicant for work.
"All right " said Iho hard honrteil
iner.-h.-inl. "I'lease close the door he
hind you when you go out." Somer
A llml I'rvHk.
"Talk About your bright children,'
began Mr. Footnit.
"Sir!" exclaimed Miss Anteek. with
cringly. Fur, of course, she hatl mum
ciih.-r bright or mil. right lo talk about,
- Philadelphia Press.
llriireil to Kmliirfl.
"Were you in good health while you
Were abroad i"
"Oh, excellent; we couldn't drop out
of our personally conducted party n
day, yon know, without losiug; bljj
money."- Petroit Floe Press.
Aft It Usually llHiipena.
"I snppo,' you hatl careful roaring,
Mr. Court my':"
"No; I didn't have any rearing at all;
my parents exhausted all their disci
plinary enthusiasm 011 my older broth
or. Hill."- Potroit Free Press.
roiiml nt I.hki.
Tho Poet las a batch of poems Is re
turned! -"Now 1 know what Is meant
by the poetry of motion. Those poems
The Pool's Wife-' IIow so':-'
The Fool -"They have been going
tho rounds of the newspaper ollicoij
for two years."-- Fuck.
Kvlilt-fu-D of II 1 11 f.
'My wife." said Mr. Snickers, "Is fl
truly remarkable woman."
"We all know Ihal," wo said, "but
do you w ish to specify."
"Y'cs. sir. She wrote and sold tt
story tho other day, and she spout only
once the unmcy she oxpec'"d to receive
for it," Harper's I'.azar.
' Thru you
being nn old
"Vis. I do. I might as well have
been downtrodden by a husband and
six children if my own as to ho at the
be.k and call of the husbands ami
children of all my sisters and intimate
friends."- Chicago llei-onl.
Ardent Suitor "I lay my fortune nt
Fair Lady Fortune: I didn't know
joit had money."
Anl' iii Stiitur "I haven't much, but
it takes very lilt If to cover those liny
ot her. -Weekly Telegraph.
Or. Fourthly "1 have tuny
pastor, Mrs. Fpjolm, five
And yet it seems only 11
alt. r : . '
short t i 1111
Mrs. rpjohn .with a faraway gaze)
- "No, live years docs not scorn so
long - except when 1 recall the fact
that I have had thirty seven dilTcrcnt
hind girls in that lime."- Chicago
I'ovi-itv nnil Wit.
We found him m his wretched gar
let. He had eaten his last candle aud
was w riling furiously by the lisht of
'You soeni scarcely able to mako
both cuds meet." wo said.
"I a 111 a pool, not a contortionist,"
he replied, withinr th" : lightest trace
I'.in wo felt ourselves rebuked, Uinl
li ft-rrril to llpimiln I'tl-ftini.
"You cau l bo insensible 10 the honor
of marrv.tig into the Smith family,''
the ardent young lover said, partly in
,ie:. but more in earnest. "It's a great
family. There lire lo-.trtern millions'
of us in the world."
"1 Inn th.- .
rospon.letl tin yoi:n :
woman with do
And sh- refused to inter the family.