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VOL. XXIII. PITTSHOUO, CHATHAM COUNTY, N. C. THURSDAY, FISIU'UARY 14 1901.
IN THE C
By M:WA U!
CHAl'i'EU XVI f.
'That accursed Gambnk Sue!!
When wo arrived lit Hong Kong, In
lotne means or otlntr In! succeed
ronvincing us thnt we were too In- ,
tpr thn train to Shanghai, nud per !
tuaded us t save time by making ths J
trip in n fast yacht he provided for in.
Wo never aaw Shanghai. TIi'b i tlu '
place wo were brought to. We wet :i
aot killed, for some rcuson or ether. '
ui everything was done to nie thnt
would almost kill me, and yet let ine
live. I suppose Jbtlston had the same j
experience. 1 understood from a yel
low fiend, who fed ami also tortured ,
me, that wo were to In; held alive un- .
til tbi) return of Giunbok Sm II." i
"Gnmbok Snoll is d.'ad. Von would
lvo waited a Km time for him. Th:i
miscreant didd by luy hand."
. Wo had rraelieil the. north tower. 1
Ve entered an t lit: ground floor. It
was dark and gloomy. 1 had ttevc.
lieen t'uero before. Gam-Sank led
the way with a torch. Behind him
went three others with torches. Then
ratue Lnngston, Captain Harwood and
"I see no si;:u of a dungeon," I
aid. "Laugston, you i.iust bo mis
taken." . "No, I am uot. 1 located the plao-t
too well to be mistaken. 1'nder thn
owcr nearest the sea. 1 know it is
"Here is n hole lending to a floor
below this," said (Jam-Sank.
, "Can wo pet through it?" I asked.
"I think so. I will lead the way." i
He led us into a damp, stone cellar.
It wax a small npaitiiienl. from which
led three iron doors. Two of those
were shut, nud one was open.
"This is tho place," said Langston,
shuddering, hs if with sumo horrible
recollection. "That open cell is mine. 1
When my keeper came to feed me, I
utraugled him and fled. Oh! Don't
sk me how I reached the ship that
lay at the wharf yonder. 1 could uc t
tell. But 1 got there. I bid tny.V.f 1
in her hold until she lauded. Happily,
it was at Hong Kong, lint my story '
will keep. I think Balaton is behind
oue of those doors. Ealsiou! Balaton! I
Do you bear me?" ;
Langstou's voice rang through thn
jrrewsome place, but it brought Co an- 1
! "Garn-Saak, can these doors be j
broken down?" 1 asked.
"Xo, sire; they are very strong.
TThty can be cut away, but it will take '
there aro key to these doors.
said IiBUgston. "Tho fellow who
ramo to feed i.ie everyday hail a bunch
of big keys. But I don't know where
they were kept."
"The Chinaman who fed you may .
be among our prisoners," I said.
"If he is, his throat must bo made
of iron. 1 left him for dead," said .
" "I have an idea. We will go iuto I
tho palace and have all the male pris-t j
oners brought before us. If your j
jailer is alive, you may rind him1
"The scoundrels all look nliko to
ine," said C'aptaiu Harwood.
; "I could tell this fellow among a !
million," replied Laugston. "Ha had I
most fiendish face. It is oue that
oould hot easily be forgotten. The ex
periment is worth trying, at any rate."
, We proceeded to climb the stone
steps out of the dungeon, and I or
dered Garu-Saak to have the prisoners
'Brought before us, in the long corrider.
I led the way thither.
, As we passed the door of the execu
tive room, I said:
"There is the blood of Ilen-Ko-Hi.
Tour shot came through that broken
i- "And good shot it was, too," re
plied the captain.
The prisoners could be heard shuf
fling along on the stone floor. It was
yot a pleasing sight when the dirty
creatures came tiling before us. They
bad about them a look suggestive of
crime and au odor suggestive of
Opium. Bah! I felt not a throb of
pity for all those we bad sent to their
last accounts. And these were the
criminals of l'ckius! They had been
masters of Talmooeh for tweuty years.
Preceded and followed by a strong
guard, they filed in and lined up be
"Now pick out your man," I said to
The poor fellow looked weak and
dwarfed. He scanned thn faces of tho
prisoners closely, shaking his head
as he turned from one to another.
"This is the fellow," he nid point
ing to one of them. "That fiend
knows all about the dungeons and
about ns. am almost glad I didn't
The face of the Chinaman to whom
hs pointed was a face that, once seen,
eonld never be forgotten.
The eves were cruel and ennuing.
The mouth was murderous in its ex
pression. When I followed Lang
(ton's linger, and my eye hit upon
that devilish face, my heart almost
It was the imp I had seen in S:ik
Francisco, in the house in San.
Utreet, in the room with Annie
My Wood ross hot within me lct
I recognized him. I strode forwc.r.l
ciafaihimly t:is nn'i s.l Lui!r ,
kin out of the liu
"Stfw do you do?" I ik4 irouur.i
1y. "niaveti't seen you it: r ?.
time. Bat lam very glad to nut.
"Ah. tou know tho fellow, then!'
exclaimed C'aptaiu Harwood.
"Know him! Well, 1 lo: iia-i
Laugston told you the story why we
loft Sun Francisco?"
"Ami all about the vi.'it I made tc
the house und Faw Auuio liaison i:i
tiio arms of a Chinamairf
"Well, this is the Chiianan."
"Good Ciusar!'' exclaimed La'r;
ston, nearly falling in his surprise.
"When will the mysteries into which
wo have plunged have an end?"
"Very soon." I replied. "We are
neariug the end of them now," Then,
turning again to the Ghiiinman. I paid:
"Look here! I know yon, and y,.-i
will do well to obey rue."
Ho shook his head to indicate that
he did not understand me.
I jabbed the point of my sword iuto
bis arm. "I am the doctor who swal
lowed your lies in San Francisco. Da
Again he shook his head.
And again ho received my compli
ment at the cud of my sword.
"You spoke good enough English
then: you would better speak it uo.v,
ir I'll kill you."
Uo veiled wi;h pain.
"Ah, you have u tongue, at least.
Well, your name is - or was Sid Kee.
and joti left Vuucouvcron the Kctoto.
"Xo. Me no Sid Kee. Me no be
Vniielouver, me no leave it."
"Aha! can tell that gentle vou;
Bat never mind Vancouver now. Tell
me where arc the keys of tho dun
';ec)iis under tho north tower."
"Xo. Me no hab kleys."
"Y'ou are a liar' yelle I I.angston,
strong it'-'ain in his wrath. He
grasped Sid Kee by the throat, and
nearly choked the lil'o out of him,
"Xow tell me where they ar."
"Less, l.ess," squealed Sid Kee,
gasping for bnv.tli. "Xo kill! Me
glood Chinaman. Xo did hirm t
"My experience hasn't proved il,
but never mind thitt. Hurry up with
those keys," ordered Langoton.
"Kleys hinder table in glubnor's
room. Me see nm there."
"And where is the (Jovernois
room?'' growled Laugston, turning to
"I suppose he means c. gorgeous a'
fair in the south tower," I said. "We
use it for a sitting-room, but I neve:-
law any keys their'
'I.under table, In ider table,'
howled Sid Kee, as Lanpston made us
if to choke him again.
"Well, let's go an I reircli there.
We may have overlooked them," I
taid. "Garu-Sa.ik, keep this fellow
here until we return. Have a'l the
i.ther prisoners returned to their
Laugston, Captain Harwood and I
oped to the south tower and weut in!
what Si 1 Keo had been pleased to term
the Governor's room . Miss Arnold
rnd Mr. Averv were there, sitiin? ti
elitiy, waiting to lu ii!- what bad take::
j lace. J hurriedly introduced, l.-au
ston and Captain Harwood. und beg.
looking tor tue Keys. I louu l ltie:n
where Sid Kee said tl ey wereunder
ft table, near the window, upon which
were piled suudry pipes hui! other
items of comfort to a Chinaman.
There was no time to talk much.
We said very little. Wbeu I held up
the keys, Laugston started for thJ
"Xow for the dungeon, q lick," he
We rushed back to t!ie uorth tower,
ud down iuto the stone vault. There
were three keys in the buuch, oue foi
each door there. Oue door was open.
There were two to try. tried the
the nearest one first. The first key 1
placed in the lock failed to open il.
1'uo second turned back the bolt, and
we pushed opui the heavy door. The
dungeon was dark. Wo wwiing a lan
tern in there, and found it to l;!
1 went to the other door and with
nervous tinkers fitted a key in ih1:
iock. Every second seemed ;.n agp.
Tho bolt plunged back iu i's : oer-ot.
and with a lantern held botn.i u, .
nil three crowded into tl: i . el'.
Tho figure of it iiidi ly on t a Vn-.vi
floor. I kuelt tieside htm. Jt was
Balstbu, ami he bieathed. but slowly
"Oh, heaven help ns now! Is be
"Yes," I leplied. "He is alive. and
that is all. He won't be in au hour,
unless we work a miracle. We uiuBf
get biin out of here iuto the pure ait
and go' him back to consciousness.
He is starving to death."
Tenderly we lifted the emaciatei
form, uud carefully, but with as much
speed as possible, carried bim out.
It was no easy task to get out of tbi
vault with our burden, but we aeoom
plished it. The regular tramp of oiu
feet es we crossed the stone corridor
sounded like a funeinl march.
Miss Arnold aud Mr. Avery e:.u;i
to meet us.
"Do you want anything?" asl.ed
"Ye. Older some grul traJo t
oiiCt Mr. Avery, yo4 kuow fl
ao of t'.ru , I tm iu the b'nc t.
e'orckt' It t ii wy I't.lrC'Piu .i
vou set it)"
"Indeed I will," said the old man,
as he started nil'.
Miss Arnold was out of sight. She
diil uot stop to ask questions. She
was a woman for an emergency.
1 called two .1 iimar?.
"Here," 1 said, "rub his body with
Wo went at it with a will. We
worked au hour. At tinn . it seemed
hopeless, but as long us lla'stoii con
tinued to breath", so long was I de
termined to try to '-live him.
At last a sigh r-si npi-d bim. He
shuddered from !: I I bint, and
made a peculiar ii(.i: e with his throat.
Wo waited wc almost held our
breath, o anxiously did ne watch the
signs of returning life. At last his
ryes opene 1. Slowly tho heavy lids
parted. There was no intelligence in
his eyes. His ga.c was vacant. I
motioned them nil away.
"Don't disturb bim,'' J paid. "Don't
even talk to him. In a short time
we will try to revive his memory, but
now ho must liuve reM. A 1 it t to
gruel, now ah, bo swallows it! Xot
too much euo'igh. I think he will
"Thank God!" ejaculated Laugston.
"Let us leave bim now," I said.
"We have pleuty to do. To-morrow
I'alston will bo able to talk to us."
"What next?" a-ked Captain Har
wood, as we stepped from tho room
in which we had :nid liuNton.
"More work. But I'd liko to know
where that villain y..'.i.!e.r gets his
I'tck. He is full of it. first he
evades the polico of Sail Francisco,
then those of Vancouver, nud now
here he is high und dry when every
body ulseon the- Ketoto was drowned."
"Everybody else drowned! I hadn't
heard of it."
The possibilities Mini, suggested
themselves io me when I heard these
words from the captain of the Bearer
were stai tiiug. 1 slopped suddenly
nud grasped his arm. tie looked at
I. no woaderingiy.
"What's that you snyV" I demand
e l. "You never heard of tho loss of
"Xo, certainly not. When did you
:.'el the news?"
"Six months ago, before '
"Oh, :i )u-ense! The Ketoto has
never been lost. She sailed safely
iuto Hong Kouk lust week, aud once
i very two mouths before Hint. Xor has
flie, so far as I kuow, sustained any
injury from storm or accident. What
jie yo-.i driving at, anyhow?"
"Didn't why wasn't oh, I see it
til uow. I nee it as plainly as I sea
von. The thing was planned us care
fully ai a plot c uid be plaiiued."
'Tossibly," said Captain Harwood,
"'but if you told me what was planned,
perhaps I could follow yon."
"You have not yet heard the story
of my escape from drowning, and time
is too precious to waste any in tolling
vou now. But you will bo enlightened
iu the ways of this pint of the world
ivheu I tell you."
"I kuow them now pretty well," he
"But come," I said, suiting off.
'Vome on aud lenvn more."
"I can't keep up with you mentally
r physically, Crickmoro," said Lang
'ton, lagging a little behind us.
"And I nm as much in the dark about
that Ketoto bu ines as Harwood is,"
"Xever wind, old fellow, it will be
clear enough to both of you soon."
We found Sid Kee where wc had
left 'aim, and the faithful Garu-Saak
standing guard over huu.
"Gat'u-Saak," I said, "get some in
strument of torture."
"aire, I am ready to obey you, but
I do not know what you mean."
Laugston nud Captaih Harwood
"Brill;; a thumb screw or an iron
maiden or anything else I hat i handy.
SiMicthiuf: Hen-Ko 'li used to torture
his vieli'iis with. I v.a-it to interview
Mr. Sid Kee. a:id I need to ma assis
tance iu getting at the truth."
"Me no bla I Chinamnn," groaned
Sid Kee. "Me do ehlvt'ing tcr nm.
"Oh, you will, will you?" I replied.
"Well, 1 think you w';d beforo I get
thiough with yo.i. But T mn going to
h.iro some good medicine handy. I
am tile ! sti.-kiugyo i with this sword."
"So stlic'i sword. Me gVod."
Guru-Sank went out sud so?u leap,
penred with the uglkst-look ing um
chine for twisting i human body to
pieces I ever saw."
"I found this in the prison," he said.
"Put it on and give huu a taste ol
it," I said.
Garu-Sa.ik found gi'eat pit asm o iu
obeying nie. Sid Kee groaned und
squirmed. I placed mystlt r.quaroly
"Did you ever see me before?" X
"Xo. Me no sloo atlore."
"Think anin. (u San Francisco,
for instance? '
"Menosleo. What for yon make
say wrong? Me tio be in Sinn Finn
cisco. Me not kuow him."
"You lie! If you persist in lying,
I aiu going to twist you all to pieces.
Do yon hear?"
"Me hor; rue hear. Mevellj solly,
lint me glood Chinamen."
"Where is Atuie lialston?"
"Lanneo Raslnn, me no slee," re
plied the Chinaman, shaking his head.
"Twist," I said.
"Oaouw!" howled Sid Kee, as the
fsiaut arm of the duiuar chief ricked
bis body with paiu. Then beihrieked
something in his own languago that I
could not uude:.ta:i.l.
"Stop!" I ordiied, and Ihe pressure
was taken o(V.
"Xo will you tc!!?" I ,-ked. "Or
do you need smue more? M'here is
Anuii Ralston V"
"Me not kuow." :-tuutiy insisted Sid
"There :t ill !;j written in hisfaco,'
"Be cttiai:i!y :.i c.iks the jargon
pM!i:;? !s tl.o CUm-so of the Cli
c.ast," m Cn;tain Haxweoi,
iTO lS C0.1.l.NVID,l
OTJR BUDGET OF IIUMOB
LAUCHTER-PROVOKING STORIES FOR
LOVERS OF FUN.
linprrgnithle When She Ill II 1'nlU
Appointment Ilrdnlte ln'orin-itlon
Oo.tr-rf-KiplaliiloK Hlni-rlr A Tut
ley C'harsrlnrUtle, F.lc, Me.
In ones gone the warrior
Koilc blithely to the fray.
And coat of woven metal nup
To turn the darts away.
Tho' times liave chany'd the v.rtii,-n'
Still makes nne archer nu.iil
Fair Cliloe'n bosom's garbed, I'll wea--,
Jn hidden rout of mail!
Wlirn lif Did II.
"My dear, why don't you hit the n.id
on the bend sonii'liiui's?"
"I do. book :il my thumb." - Chi
I'l.Mt Appfilnlinenl .
"He's lieeu appointed to til" police
force, after all!"
"The idea of trying to make n m;i
per out of Kiti Ii n bad iienn.v!"-li'tro:t
Heflnllp Iiifitrmntlnn llnlrftf.
I !--( ii. yes. when I was In I'.ti-z-lk
ml I was cut Imsins' ieally received i i
She isiinplyi "What was die chs.''
against yon'' Tit Hits,
"And yuu b.'id the nerve In sny . n
llrsl saw the light of day iu lSi',7? You
know you were burn in lsdu."
"Yes. but I lived the tlrsl seven yean
l Chicago " Iiidi.niapnlis Press,
A TnlU-.r 1'liRrnrti-rltt ie.
What is reserve, pa?"
"Reserve? Well, reserve is holding
fu aud not telling all you Know fo;
fear yon will keep oilier people from
telling nil llo-y know,"-lndlanap-jli
Inotrm-tril li.v ( ontrs.l.
"I like conceited iieopSo, tliey are s i
''Yes: there-. umliing like a noioeiied
person to knock the conceit out of peo
ple who try to talk with them."-I'm k.
A Slap on Fain? Kuniur.
'Women, tiis a class, have no regard
"'Tisn't so. .-it nil. I know plenty of
women who. if they hove nn engage
ment at It o'clock are nil ready und sit
ting on t lie odge. of a chair by l.o'l."-.
Wlierr It railed to 1'lriur.
Weary Wraggs "When a lady gives
me a nienl I always say. 'May your
shudder never grow less!' "
Frayed Teeter "Dat graft works all
right until yet- come ter spring it on a
very fnt wotiuin or a very skinny wom
an! IeU look out!" Fuck.
A Careful apraker.
"What did you expect to prove by
that exceedingly long-winded argu
ment of yours?" nsked the friend
"1 didn't expect to prove nnything."
answered the orator. "All I hoped to
do was to confuse the other fellow, so
that he couldn't prove that I didn't
prove anything." Answers.
An In Neighboring Family Jar.
"Everybody knows about it." said
Mrs. nicker, during a temporary ces
sation of hostilities. "Some people
take her part and some take her hus
"And I nuppose," snarled Bickers,
"there are a few eccentric individunW
who mind their own business?" Fuck.
M(n of Innanllj .
Frlbley "Mrs. Falrplay Isn't exactly
light. In she? Slightly deranged liteu
tally. 1 should sny?"
Glbley "Nonsense! What makes you
Frlbley '"1 heard her admit that an
other woman looked well In a new bonnet."-Ohio
"I he Tables Turnril.
Jester "A burglar broke iuto our
house last uight; he had the nerve to
wake me up to find out where 1 kept
Jituson "Did you shoot him?"
Jester-"Shoot him! Man. you must
he crazy! No-I paid him liberally to
keep him from shooting me." Ohio
The Kind lie Didn't Warn.
' Look here," said the customer. s
he took the first bite. "I don't think
much of this pie."
"What' wrong with it?" ileum tided
the baker, fiercely. "Young niao. 1
innrte pies before you were Uoru."
"I dare say you Uid." was the reply,
"but 1 dlfln't ask you for one of them."
The man stood In Ihe dressmaking
shop waiting for a bundle his wife bad
told hint to get.
The telephone hell rang, aud the dear
young person ihnt answered ii I timed
to the manager and said: "It is Mrs.
Jones. She says yon didn't cut her lit
tle girl's throat right at all. anil he
wants to know what you an- going te
do ahottt it." Indianapolis Tress,
A Mure Indleallon.
"Here." said the agent of the steam
ship line, "are a few of our circulars
and booklet?, giving detailed descrip
tions of winter tours lo out of the way
places on our vessel."
The hunk cashier paled and shrank
back with a gesture of alarm
"Tiike Vin away!" he gnsped. "It
oue of the directors 'd see those
things ttlckin? out of my pocltt, bt'd
put a branch of sxpnti os my Uski:
Take tm wyl"-WiJiloWO Peifc .
The normal riiiril'all of I.os Angeles,
Cnl.. Is U:S Inches per year. I'm- the
la--i seven yours the average was only
sixty per cent, of this Mini. lint. Hun
dreds of artesian wells oensi d to flow,
nml at San Diego water was pumped
from TVelN M'M feet deep. The recent
heavy rain- have restored tic leilnnce
In s.) f tile n-gi'ill- ill Ilal wi:ei-..
tie- dendly tiellau'i-a is nn.si ptvuicii
the houses ;i-e so roli-l rilel i ll fof Hi"
niost part to lie nothing belter tli hi
d.-iii!) grottoes, dirty and dark, wi-ii
no ventilation whatever. The drink-in-
water Is very Maree. and af'ei
rnin i Is often muddy, and tin- oii'y
food tor ih- poi.r p"ople diiiim: the
grenter pan of the year i --p ! nlii. "
n kind of porridge, made of mai1
meal seasoned villi a litile --all.
More i-xperilni-nis have lec iHly Ii e;i
made lo investigate the ffeet id' ex
tieme cold nil 1 :ilefi;i, and II has
l.i -ll .-iseert.-iined lll.lt lite lellliei a ,:!ie
of l;ili:d hydrogen -,-iliotll i!""i decrees
'in irade h:is ik. elTc. t upon die-v
micro on aoi-iiii- ' Allan M.-n-i'io!
yen nud Sydney It iwhind. wiio pre.-;,,
oiisly iiiiid'- i!i;'il; r i xlierin: 11'- wii:
I ii I1 air. foiled i In- t.-siilts the sain-'
ni ibis luiver o inui lature. which is ns
far ii-inined ir.':n ilia) of liquid .'ir a
Ihe lelll'eralil-e l.i' that Sllhslale-e i
i'i'omi a ciML-e s.iNiiui r tempi r:i!u:,e.
i here wa- really no alti-ratioii ciUi 'r
In Ihe ajiiearanc- or growth of Hi
l.actert.i after a ten hours' expesiir'
to ihe temperature of liquid hydrogen
ihe i v:iniiu:iiioii lcin-' iniide lioth in:
i ;iie,,,, ;illv .He! by culture. The
bacteria mi tested iiichnh d germs : f
lyphoiii fever, diphtheria, anthrax, an I
oilier paihogciiie and ordinary bacilli
j lu a recent iiiiei'estii'f if not strictly
j orthodox volume mi the i.t'i:iu and na
j tore of mailer and energy M A Do
! piuiN ofers a new suggestion n to the
' tillilllille fate of the solar sysieni. He
; thinks, as ni'. ers have thought. Ih-H
the end will collie til iltgll 111" slow
I dlssipaiioii of energy. Kc.i this less of
energy w ill not only ooiisUi of the en
I tire loss of heal, bill also of u'rai.a
; lion, dial is. of uviciit. Tic etn-rgv
i passes to tic ether, nml mutter ilm-
1 deprived of its chief properly I one
j iniinaieilal and disappears entirely.
so thai, iiisiead of haing a number o.
cold, barren and lifeless musses as
' tl.e final reii seiiiaiives of our solar
I system, i here w ill be nothing at all
I ii left. It will vani-ii, leaving "not a
I rin k behind." This stirprisitiu' ootid j.
J sioii follows us a result of his conei p
j lion of atoms. These he considers to
be Intrinsically nil alike, nml only di'
fcn iiiial by their particular niodes of
The hollow bones of birds are fie.
fluently filed lis beautiful Instances of
providential lneehanle? in building the
strongest und largest possible lini'i
with the least expenditure of materia',
and this is largely true. And yet birds
like ducks, which cleave tho air with
the sp 1 of an express train, have lie
long bones tilled with marrow or sat
nrat"d with fat. while the lumbering
hornbill. that faith hunles over the
tree-tops, has one of the most com
pletely pneumatic skeleton imagin
able, permeated with air to the very
toe dps. and the ungainly pelican is
nearly a well off. Still it is but fair
to say thai tin- fiiu-ate bud uud tur
key buzzards, creaiuns which nr.'
most at ease when on the wing, have
extremely light and hollow bones, but
comparing one bird with another the
paramount impm-taiu e of a pneu
matic skeleton l' ll bird Is not
as evident as that ofea pi uumadc tire
to a bicycle.
Home Fart? About Diamond?.
The diamond is generally thought of
as a white stone, occasionally appear
ing as yellow. Experts say that It is
found in all colors -yellow, orange,
brown, blue, gleetl. led. pillk and
black. Only one deep red diamond
has ever becu found. The favorite col
ors are clear white, blue white and
Much of the brilliancy of the dia
mond depends upon the cutting. Tho
"brilliant'' form is comparatively re
cent, and is the most desirable. The
general shape of a sione so cut is that
of two pyramids united at their bases,
ihe upper having n large plane sur
face und the lower terminating nlniost
In n point. The best proportion is
when the lower pyramid, or "culet." Is
just twice ns deep as the "crown." or
upper table. The number of "facets."
or faces, varies from forty-two to sev
enty four, but in the best flitting there
are llfty eight
The I'sefiil Ilrrrtng-
I'robiihly no tish is better known to
the consumers m northern Europe,
(Jreat Htitnin and America than the
herring. Fresh, sabed. pickled, smoked,
and now converted into sardines, it
shows a higher r rd in the novelty
of condition on the market than any
Although lie- Amen. ;u sirdine in
dustry only dales si few years back,
it lias succeeded beyond Ihe expeetrt
tlon of the ptw.ple engaged in It.
From a dietary standpoint, there Is
no tish eiiught along . conn thnt Is
more healthful .-11111 cli:l than the
hcrrint; ninl we time 110 hesitation ll'
saying thin this American industry
cannot help but grow In uinguittxlv
nnd iniporlan -e If oidi' nry care U
given ll by the p'lekers, lu miller
lug to primary rules, scleetinn good
rjh, having rva-i!xed pack, the use
of good oil And sticking to a uQlvtrsa.
ttnar4 of output,
llgood goads gol
rtnrl rlri oe S
What llml KoudiAro t oiling.
WITH a single fx.-eptlou the
farmer of Illinois is ex
ceedingly fofitiiiate lu his
situation. lie Is surer of 11
fi'i.ii 1 linn turners in ninny other
Stui"S. He plows n soil of exceeding
fori i!ny. and Is g. ln-raliy out of K Ijt.
Ii..- bus tic mils, uppro-.cd farm ma
chinery, good stock, and usually 11
wind-mill to pump the wider nud grind
feid for them, lie looks with compla
cency upon his i-u-wi.rk-'i' on the Hint
bllis of New England, who is trying to
in;il:i' :t living on the farm In spite of
lintiire thn! has done so Pub- for him,
niol so much for his Western hro'her.
ll'-re the picture cliaiiges. The New
E11gh111.hr is 11 free man. Me can
drive to tow 11 over a go-id ro:nl any
day iu the year: he en sell his pro
duce whenever the price suits him: he
en tl go to church; tin- higher si-Vcls
of village and to.wi arc nooess-iH,. in
bis children; he etiji ys .1 friendly :n-
ti'icourse wiih Ills nei'-hio-,-s: h.
ia touch wi'li ih jiii.ii oiii-.i.le. e'.ir- 1
cliriiglmr w orl.I. ;
Wlih the Id. s of November romes I
III - winter of ii:-o.i!iii in to the In:'.: i
iiu'ii of the We. 1. Tit prairie. II" kn "v j
thai for tin- in l live or siv niotiilis :
ho is to be Ihe buried mis--,i of Kmc; I
Mod; that for weeks m a time he 1,111 1
liol turn a wheel, lie will be in a la' :: i
d.-L-ree isolated from lite world. Let j
ii be relueniheiv.l that the ground (
frei.e.s ordinarily after i'c Nmcn:i.er
rains, when the i-oaiN :u-.. badly cur :
up. Tliis b-aces ticin 1 . ; 1 ! 1 a::d nl- ;
must impiissiibl". lie ii.tist s-ll his j
produce, not when lie market is vigin,
but wlcll the r.oils will p. 1:11:1. II" ,
bus proililee thai lie- 1 'n wains, and
Is remly 10 pay ,-t go:.. I price for, but
bo entillo! iieiivef P. A'lie!t the roads '
nre bad prices nr.' l-i neially nt the
best, ns ihe supply ii short 011 account
of the ronds. When the roads iuiprou'
prices usually go dow n, owing lo heavy
shipments and over supply.
The Inability to lake ,-tdi .image of
Ihe market is cosiiii': the farmer.: 1!'
Illinois, at Ihe low.-si estimate, two
"ills upon every bush. 1 of grain they
raise, to say in. tiling of the inconve
nience and iliscoinfori of being mud
bound, and die exira expense of haul
ing produce 1.1 market over poor roads.
The reports of tli" Iturc.-m of Agri
culture show that the cost of hauling
farm produce :o market in Central
Europe, over the splendid roads found
there, is from live cents to eight cents
per ton per mile, the average being :
iiboiii six nnd one half cents; while
over dirt loads in America the expense
of the same seivic is from twenty
four cellis lo twenty six cents per toil
per Utile. (Her three times the cos! in
Ninety nine per c, n: of all farm
products moved by ra.lre.id, express
nnd s!eatnsh:p companies Is (ir-t
hauled in wagons. It often cms more
to move produce six miles from the
furin to the railroad than 11 costs to
freight it Jon miles to the r.ty market.
The Maryland ileoloulctil Survey,
composed of experts i f high standing,
has iniide 1111 exhaustive si inly of tic
good roads problem as related lo dun
Suite, und their report shows that I lie
present wngoii roads of that State cost
the people .1.iiii:i.ihii more per year
than It would with uniformly g"id
hind ronds. and ibis amount of money
is a dead loss each yea- Th's repre
sents S:l."."i for every man. woman and
child ill the State.
The secretary of the Fanners' Na
tional Congress estimates that wnguli
transportation of the t'uitcd States
fetiches the enormous stun tiiA.(HKi,uoJ
tons for nu average of eight miles, ot
4SiH million tons transported for one
mile, nt nu average cost of twenty
five cents per ton. making the ntiiouut
equal to three fourths of the national
debt, or over $l."i for every tunn. w om
an nnd child In the Fulled States.
Two-thirds of this sum would be saved
If this country hud such country ronds
ns France, Belgium, England nud Herman-.
An eminent authority on agriculture
says thnt the farmers In nny commu
nity having hard ronds which will en
able them to market their crops any
dny In the year, can by watching the
market nud taking advantage of good
prices, gain from three cents to tlve
cent? ti bushel on his grain, nnd one- '
half to one cent 11 pound on his hogs. I
over nud above what be can ordinarily 1
get when, for weeks nt n time, he Is j
mud bound, ninl enunot deliver his
crop, nor keep Iu touch with the mar- j
kets. He goes further nnd sny? "This :
means nn imrense of the enfh profits,
on the farm of from seventy-five cents '
10 per acre There enu be 110 doubt j
thai good. hard, every-dny-ln the -year
roads .-ire worth ?10O to $:tm per year
for every .pinner section reached by
them " 1
Had roads w. iU a double iti.lury. j
When ilc dill roads nre pood, the;
teams nre usually wanted iu the fields.
When die rain oines so work Is
stopped In the Hold the roads are of
Bad roads are the : st expensive
mid exasperating burden the fnrnicr
has to bear Tiny require twice Hip
horse pow. r. t ie,. the time, nnd nuly
me half 'lc load n compared with
.-nod loads The States' Duty.
Iteit'l? to Chung.
Miss Peachy Grubb Is a charming
:lrl. of Wcllsvillc. W. Vh., who Is long
ug fo' some real ui.e youog umn to
rBt ber to a more tvr, lioatoui sain.
-Pnvir (Col) Poit-
HOW SHE COT A PENSION!.
By I nlntentlonally Killing Her Tioopal
flustiHiiil in a FlRht For Her l.lfe.
A pension has been allowed recent Ir
to tho widow of a soldier of Ihe Sixth
Fnited Slates Cavalry for whose dentil
ihe beneficiary was responsible. While
ibis startling fact would se.-m to de
bar the widow, the peculiar nnd Inter
esting clrciiiustnnces of the soldier's
demise rendered It proper for flu- pen
sion othYhils to pnss favornldy upon
It nppenrs that the soldier, in-cording
to the Coroner's verdict, came to his
dentil May T. isss. through choking
with n leather waich chain hi the
bunds of bis wife while she was pro
tcetinp her life. The widow's state
ment before the jury disclosed 11 re
mnrkable series of Incidents, nnd w-i
corrobornted lu till csseiitlnl respects
by other witnesses. She tcMifled thnt
her husband had been drinking henvi
ly for n week. She had gone to him
lii 1-' o'clock nnd told him that dinn -t
wns ready. He ninde no response, find
nfier the meal was finished, nnd tin
diiurs had gone, be came nud told het
to prepare dinner nt once. Sh" nt Urs
remonstrated, but observlnc a strange
look upon his fnce. became frightened,
and began lo do ns he coiumnuded.
The hnsbnnd then said wl:h an until
thnt lc wiis going to kill her ami
struck h'-r. knocking her .-igaiusl the
table. The wife then fled from !h '
house, thinking to bud sione of tl."
men al.i.'tt the plrno who would 'lUic
or rest ruin her husband. ran 10 1
held where men were plowing and be
sought tb-ir interference or proli elioe.
They refused, saying they could do
noihing with the man. Meanwhile- h"
had gathered up the baby, mounted a
burse nnd followed in pursuit of her.
The husband rode up to bis- wife, win
bigged bim nol to hurt lu-r. lie re
plied, with an oath, dial h woiihl
break her bi nes, nml would kill hci ;
that she must die. Me tin 11 threw Ihe
baby to the ground, pulled hi. six
shooter from his licit, tried to make
his h.,-sc run over her. nn.l reached
cut trying to strike Inr with his re
oiver. As he leaned over be fell from
his icrsc to the ground oil his side
uud lack, lu fulling lc fell against
his wife, knocking her down. Sh"
jumped up. threw herself upon In ;
husband, fnieud'uig to get bis revolver
away from him. She laid hold of his
leiiiher wnlch chain, which he wore
firof.nd bis n.ek. This bather guard
fastened with a slip-knot. The wif
clutched the chain with one hand 1:11 I
With the other held olio of InT hit
baud's bunds. She was exhausted
.-uid lay In (hat condition for four or
live minute, lie did nol struggle, bit'
made -i queer noise in his throat.
When the woman lvouvercd sh..
nrose. bid the revolver, .'iinl ran 10 the
house. When the lllell went to where
lu-r husband lay they found him deni!
I he w ife had iininteutioi.irilv strangi- d
l.cr hiisbainl Her peiis'i.iii ha- lu
grauieil and lo-iiny she N drawing
S.s a in. null -Washington I'-'i:;'-.-Star.
Mustn't 'Own- Tlleli- CllKiilrp.
The railiond engineer who "owns''
his engine is not in favor with his su
pet ers. Complaints ahum 'rivial mat
ters are likely to be tmi'lo ag.iiusi hiin.
nml soon he nn. N himself without 11
berth. The phrase "owning au en
gine" iloes not moan that the engineer
litis acquired tide in bis iron horse.
The expression is used nf a man who
lids been with a certain engine so long
that he become a pari of it He
knows its every peculiarity; he feels
Its every protest against n heavy load,
nnd he nurses ii and coddles it as if It
were his child. He dislikes to run the
engine nt top sliced for fenr something
will happen to if. tiJi'l in consequence
his train is frequently behind lime,
lie takes ,-t grade at half the rate he
should, aud he runs cautiously down
hill. Iu a word, he "owns" his cngimv
Of course this is all very nice nnd
idyllic, nnd It is the kind of a thing a
person likes to read about In stories of
the railroad. But plain, practical rail
road men look nt it differently. They
argue that the best engineer is the tunn
who never f n His to run his train nc
cording to his running time, the uiiin
who Is never behind nud seldom nhead.
So It conies about that the engineers
who makes a master of that which
should be his servant wonders who
hns a grudge against him. Itui 11 isn't
n grudge; It's business.
The fnpnrallelert Century.
One hundred yenrs ago! What a re
tuarktlble story the panorama of the
closing cent nry reveals! iu isoo. our
country was a plucky fledgeling,
healthy, vigorous, ardent iu hope, high
lu resolve. Out- total population wns
lcs than .".."iOOmx!. Germany nud
Britain ench had four times cur num
ber. Spnlu twice as mini .v. nnd even lit
tle Foriugnl hud 11s log n family of
sons and daughters ns Fnrle Sum.
West of the Mississippi all was w llder
ncss. We had thirteen little States
nud few cities of prominence except
Philadelphia. New York. Baltimore.
Boston nnd Charleston. The entire
revenue of the Ftiitcd States lioveru
mem under our llrsl ndniliiistiailon
wns only $1.5ih.ooo. while ii now- costs
mutually g;m.HM).4i:t.:t:t to defrny the
expense of the Government of Creator
New Vol-1-. Washington wns men n
new settlement, with only n few thou
sand population, nnd had been only
la'ely made the capital I ho total
wealth of the country was roundly cs
lituuted ut i5Jii i.ikhi.ihhi. or a very little
less t ha 11 Jin per capita -Su.cess
Complexion. In t.reitt llritnln.
In UK Briioti" you will llml only
ul'ty-tUics light coin p'.exloii 'd ng'iln.t
lfty-on dark Xl otlier tU r.rv red-balrtl