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VOL. XXIII. P1TTSBOKO, CHATHAM COUNTY, N. C, THURSDAY. AldUST 15 it)OI
. . . e-OF HAWAII.
Oo)jrlfM, by Robert Bohnks'i Hon.,
I . CHAPTER XVII.
' I would have known be was a fisher
tnan, even if the title kail not been
fiart of his name. He amelled it. Tin
odor of fish was everywhere about the
place. I judged I'atiiH to bo not uior
cleanly than the average Kanaka.
Putiui's house was a largo one for
Kannakakai. It had two rooms; most
f the hoiiHes had one.
l'atun himself was a leathery, wiz
fined, old man, who might hare been
eighty or a hundred and eighty years
did. He had Hinall, sharp eyes, thai
looked Ntraight into you when yon
were talking to him, as if to boo if yon
were speaking the truth. But when
lie was speaking to you, 1'atua's eye?
looked toward tho ground.
I'atua was mending a fishing-boat
when I reached him.
"How are you to-day, I'atua, the
fisherman?'' I said, byway of break
ing the ice.
"Oh, I am the same every day!" lis
said, bending over his work and pay.
ing me little attention.
Komo of tho native begin a sen
tence, or at least preface their remarks,
"Won't you shake bauds with mo,
Tatua, the fisherman?"
The old fellow straightened himscll
up ami gave mo a piercing look. Then
liis glance sought my hand, which I wan
holding out in a manner to enable him
to see the ring. A puzzled look oanu
over his face, but evidently tho power
of tho ring was not overestimated.
Ha held out his brown hand, upon the
finger of which win a ring similar to
1 clasped his hand, taking earo that
the rings touched.
A peculiar pricking sensation was
felt in my arm and hand.
"1 wish to bo taken to tho island of
Lanai," I said.
"To-night?" he said in reply.
"It is nearly uitfht. I will' return
t dni k."
So I left Pntua and went back to tho
"deauicr-hunling, where there was a
minll cnlinp liotino kept by a China
nian. 1 ate a supper that drove away
my hunger, even if it did not satisf;
it. The average Chinaman does not
cook to suit the Caucasian stomach.
fStill, ho had good bread and eoeoa,
and that was something.
A fortunate thought struck me while
I was eating. 1 remembered old
I.owai's words, that if tho one-eyed
guide was not at the glistening rock
when 1 arrived, I must wait there un
til he came. Lowni had not said how
long Nimolau might be in making his
appearance. 1 concluded it would be
a ise plan to tako some food along,
for if Nimolau, the one-eyed, was very
long ubseiit, I would bo hungry.
So I had my Chinese host make ma
lip a lunch of sandwiches, nud, putting
nine bananas in my pocket, I sauntered
back to l'atna's big house, smoking a
rigar, a good supply of which I had
brought with me.
Tho night was calm and beautiful.
Tho nir was comfortably cool. Tin
atmosphere of this clima'o is usiiallj
clear, and I have never seeii it inort
markedly clear than on this night..
The starry heavens above us were
resplendent. Cnder tho great spark
ling dome the world seemed full ol
weird romance aud fanciful theories.
Nothing seemed real to ine, so vivid
an impression had been made upon
me by the strange situation into which
I had been led by Lowai's story. Vet
the obedience (f Patua, the fisherman,
I I tho mystic, ring was real enough, foi
in the gathering darkness he had been
silently tusking preparations to convej
tne across l'ailolo Strait to the island
1 stood watching him as, with the
assistance of a brawny youth, perhaps
his sou, he pushed a boat into the
water aud placed in it oars, a water
jar and other necessaries for a long
"I am ready," he said, beckoning
for me to step into the boat.
The island of Lauai could not be
Been from the shores of Molokai, yet
I'atua needed no chart to enable him to
find his way thither.
He touk tho oars in his muscular
bands and sent the boat through the
water at a rapid rato, the waves bub
bling aud sputtering under tho bows
s she sped on.
I sat silently in the stern, thinking.
I wondered what would bo tho out
come of this adventure. And I felt
dissatisfied with myself for haviug
kept tho secret to royself. Why had 1
not told President Dole the whole
story? He, surely, would not have
betrayed rue to an enemy, and in case
I did not return within a reasonable
time he would set out a search for me.
But searching-parties wore not ol
much account in Hawaii. Those who
were not initiated into the mysteriei
of the secret orders aud fauaticil rites
of the place were not sXrewd enough
to discover them. And those who did
know all about thorn were quite shrewd
Enough to mislead those who were
searching and render their efforts use
less. After Patua had plied his oars for i
lew hours, I learned how he was en
abled to go from Molokai to I.auai
without a chart. P.owing straight in
a direction he kuew to bo from one to
the olEer, before Tie was out of sight
of Molokai Via rocky eminences of
Lanai could be seen.
The distance was considerable, yet
Patua seemed never to feel fatigue.
His muscles were like iron. Ho
chowort tobacco while he rowed and
squinted at me as if trying to read
Borne of my thoughts. It was, no
doubt, an unusual thing to see an
American in possession of the mystic
ring of the Kammiloukauili.'iawai ; but
Patua did not give any e vidence ol
surprise. Yet, instinctively, I knew
the follow was on tho lookout for
treachery, and any sign of enmity to
ward ma onfer wontu result tn my
finding "liiyBelf overboard, with the
chances of returning to Honolulu very
It was nearly morning when we
lauded on Lamii's lava shores, l'atun
bad rested but once during the long
row, aud then for only a few minutes.
I had smoked until my tongue felt
blistered. It was with a combined
sens nf relief mul ibinirer Hint T fell
the keel of the boat grate over the
smooth rock mid come to a standstill,
with hor nose well out of water.
"We are here," said Patua, pulling
the oars into the boat.
I stepped onto the land.
"Are you not coming also, Patua?"
"N'o. I rest here get some sleep
and return at night."
"llut you must eat."
"I tdiall eat."
"Have you brought food with you?"
"I i.hall havo plenty to eat. lo
you know your way?"
"I have Lowai's directions. There
is a path here.
"Lowai is great. Lowai's soul will
bo with l'elo in Haleakala, for he if
her faithful servant."
"Just so. And you are Pole's faith
ful servant, are you not, Patua?"
"I'elo knows how faithful. Yon
had bettor go. The path is there,
where you see the openings in the
The shores of Lanai were high ami
jug;d. llut in the direction shown
by I'utim, there was a rift. I went
toward that, carefully picking my waj
along a narrow lcdgn of rock down bj
tho water's edge. I carried my grip
suck in my hand.
Upon reaching the rifi, I found it tc
be tho entranco to a deep ravine oi
fliftsiu, running into the island ami
getting deeper farther away from th-j
shore. Along the bottom was what
might be called a path, but had I not
known it was so used, I would not
have called it one. The walking was
laborious and slow, as I hail to pick
my way over fallen pieces of rock ant!
l-lauiber around the edgeof deep holes,
which, in the darkness, were exceed
Jty the time I had travelled a mile
of this path, it was daylight. And
yet, so high and overhanging were the.
walls of the chasm, that at the bottom,
where I was, it was as dark as night.
I toiled on, frequently tempted to
rest, but spurred to renewed exertion
by my hope of soon seeing my sister's
At last I reached tho white rock.
Here the sides of the chasm widened
from ea-.'h other, aud the character of
the place seemed to undergo a change.
The bottom spread out into a basin
like place, covering, perhaps, half an
ncre. Tha walls were high, perpen
dicular and smooth. Apparently, the
only exit was through the ravine
whenco I had come. 1 could get no
further, even had Lowai not given mo
strict injunctions to wait at the rock.
I feared I had made a mistake, for I
could see no possible way for Nimo
lau, tho guide, to reach me, unless ho
followed mo in by way of the chasm or
let himself down from the top by
means of a rope. Hut I ha I so fur
done just what Lowai hail told mo to
do, and I bad found everything as he
had said I would find it. So here was
the white, glistening rock, standing
like a sentinel at the end of the path,
gleaming like alabaster on iti polished
surface. I examined the rock. It was
evidently pjlishcd by hand, and the
tides were ground to a wonderful
miootlitiess. It was a large rock, prob
ably thirty feet high, yet it seemed as
nothing compared to tho superior
height of the wall of rock around it.
Nimolau was not to be found. Won
dering if my adventure had ended in
f uture, as the hundred others I had
had, all with he purooso and boue vj
finding Winnie, had ended, I eat down
jn a stone to eat my lunch. I wai
very hungry, : rbil I waited foi
Nimolau, I could satisfy ;cy hungel
with the lunch the Chinese host bad
put up for ine.
Stone does not make a comfortable
seat, but there was nothing but stone
I spread my coat on the stone for a
ushion, and rolled another near it foi
i sort of table.
Upon this I put my Inncb, and with
uy knife I cut the thick sandwiches
into squares and went at them heart
So interested was I in my repast,
that I did not notice the advent of t
"What are you doing here?" asked
a voice near me.
I sprang to my feet. An ordinary
looking native stood not far from lot',
looking at me with an evident-distrust,
fe was a small, wiry individual, and
-as armed with a gnu. He wore a
-ing similar to mine, and I kuew that
uj Tinitor waa fciwolao.
"I came to meet yon," I Baid, offer,
lug him my band iu salutation, He
did not take it.
"Who are you, that you know me?"
asked the guide to Kauiuat.
"I am the successor of Lowai, ol
Oahu, the priest of Kammiloukaiiili
matvai," I replied. "Lowai is dead."
"If yon are a priest of Pele, why do
you profane the Temple of the Olis
t.'iiiiig Hock by eating in it?"
"Because I was hungry," I replied,
still munching on a sandwich. "I
could not move the rock nor the tem
ple. Neither could I get away with
out missing yon, so I ate here.
There's nt harm iu it. I eat to tha
great glory of Pole. Is that a sin?"
, "It in a sin, but it can bo atoned.
What are you eating?"
"Give mo a sandwich."
Nimolau took a sandwich and tic
otired it. . I never have seen n man
Bin with bo much relish as when he
ate that sandwich.
"Let mo greet yon," ho Baid, hold,
ing out his hand for the first time.
I sier.ed bis bund and rubbed the
rings together. He wore his upon the
rame linger as all others that I had
Been wearing them. I felt the samo
pricking sensation us when I had
"If you ore the successor of Lowai,
the priest, you have something beside
tho ring to show," said Nimolau.
"Curao with mo."
I followed Nimolau, and he led me
across the basin. I offered him a
banana, which he ate. I also ate one
ins I followed him.
He paused before a perpendicular
'wall of rock.
"Bow beforo Pele, tho most high,"
I bowed, wonderiug what I wa
Nimolau touched a spot in the wa'.l,
ind a small aperture appeared. Hu
reached in and found a small lamp.
He lighted this and handed it to me.
riien he put his hand iu the opctiins
of the rock and opened a space w ide
Miough for me to enter.
"Enter here," he said, "and if yon
ire a true priest and the successor of
Lowai, appear beforo me as one."
Quaking a little, but realizing that
there was more danger in disobedi
ence than in following directions,
passed through the door.
"When you are ready, call me,'
I was in a small room hollowed out
of the rock. It was empty save foi
on old stool, a crushed mirror and a
water bottle. What I hud to do could
quite aH well have boon done outside.
I quickly arrayed myself in the
strange garb givcu me by Lowai and
"Yon speak the truth," said Nimo
lau, when ho let mo out. "You are
the successor of Lowai."
I felt very queerly, rigged out in
that outlandish way, my features com
"What you order me to do I will
do," said Nimolau. "I am ready."
Nimolau's manner as well us hi;
dress indicated that while ho was in a
position of confidential relationship
with whatever truth lay iu Lowui'a
tory, ho was not a person of rank ol
importance. Had he been, ho would
not have usod the word "order" when
epcakiiig of my desires.
"I desire to be taken into the pres
ence of the priestess Kaumai," I said,
"Lowai, whose successor I am, told
fe to await yon here at the glistening
rock, tell you what I wanted mid bade
me foi low your directions most closely."
Nimolau waved his hand in the air.
"Lowai's words are wise," he said,
"but he said too many. Every in.m
who enters this temple wishes to be
led into the presence of Kaumai. Ami
jf by chaneo one got hero who did
not, he would be led there auywny.
Ho it's all the same."
"True. But I am to floes a priest,
therefore as a welcome guest, am I
not?" I asked.
"All guests are welcome," replied
Nimolau; "but you do not go as a
guest. Yon are one of the priests of
Pele, therefore are rightfully hero. I
in surprised that Lowa;. did not tell
you all this."
"He told me all he could. He died
before he made me acquainted with
the secrets of this island."
. "He would not do that. .Netliiaa
tut thi course to pursue oouid f.owai
ll you. But if he told you tp follow
uy instructions, it is quite as well."
"To begin, 1 notice you call this
place a temple. What temple is it?"
"The Temple of the Glistening
Rock. That is plain enough for any
one," said Nimolau. "I called it that."
'"Yes, bo you did. Where did you
come from when you appeared while I
was eating my lunch?"
"I came from the air."
It was evident that Nimolau was a
liar. But my experience with natives
had shown me that it never served any
purpose to question tho truth of their
statements, so I allowed Nimolau to
rest in the security that I wai o be
liever. "This is the place where priests ol
the Kammiloukanilimawai begin their
worship of Pole," said Nimolau.
"I thought they worshiped Pele at
"In a way. But here they must
make some offering before entering
further toward the presence of Kau:
mai, Pele'a priestess."
"Tell me what to do, and I will do
"Pele demands an offering from
that which pleases you best. If you
love money, Pele demands money. II
you love tobacco, Pele demands that.
If you love good wine, Tele demands
an offering of wine."
A glimmer of light broke upon me.
"1 am very fond of cigars, Niuiolau,"
I snid, "a id have some 1 1 offer,"
I'l'o be coutiuued.)
When (society throw people over
board tty are pot in the iwliu.
A new form of sealing wax has re
rclilly been devised. It differs from
(lie ordinary stick wax in Unit it Is in
closed in a glass tube, from which it
iiiny lie poured by heating the cylinder.
The tip of the tongue Is chiefly fien
slblo to pungent and add tastes, the
middle portion to sweets and hitlers,
while the buck Is confined chiefly to
tin' flavors of roast incuts and fully
Tlie sun Is nearer lo the earth In
winter than in summer; the iiorihcru
hemisphere of the earth Is turned from
,1 In sun, however, so that the sun's
rays strike at nn angle, not directly
us in summer.
The Croud Canyon of the Colorado,
py expert hydraulic engineers, con
tains iu the Colorado Uiver, which
ihishes through It, u dozen times over
ns much electric energy us can lie se
cured from Niagara Culls. An elec
tric road is to be run alon;; the top of
ir.e great chasm.
Oil fuel was reeenily tried rn tho
Yarrow torpedo boat Ophlr. With coal
alone the speed obtained was twenly
foiir and a half kuols, with coal an I
oil twenty-six and a half knots inij
linttr. Twenty eight hundred pound i
of coal and 7)ii pounds of oil an tutu;
were used. With ."iMl pounds of oil
alone n speed o feurtecu Knots was
Artificial wool made from turf fibers
Is now employed at IUtsseldorf, Ger
many, for manufacturing cloth, band
ages, hats, rugs and so fori h. Ten
years have elapsed since the first at
tempts to make turf wool, and it i.4
averred that recent improvements in
Hie processes have resulted In the pre
duct ion of a soft fibrous maleri.il,
which can be spun us readily u
sheep's wool, and which, besides pos
sessing excellent absorlient properlles,
is capable of being blenched and cd
orcd for use Iu various textile Indus
tries. At .1 recent meeting of the Mirer.;
logical nud Geological Section of tin
Academy of Natural Hcier.ccs. nt I'lii'.
nilelphia. u portion of the evening was
consumed iu it discussion of the "new
red" or inezolc rucks. The nge and or
igin of these reeks are still much il
question, but Hie recent discovery w:n
liniiolineed of the finding of fossil lisa
remains near Boonlon, X. J. These
remains, coupled with previous dis
coveries of plant and annual remains,
go a great way In demonstrating that
these rocks were laid down in ( i: I
pnratively sliulkw and still xv.iio:
Although the t'.sli which have been
just brought t.i light and nflif miil
lons of years' sleep Iu their rock tol lb,
have not as yd been definitely identi
fied, slill it Is possible that tiny wi'l
do lunch toward elucidating the cn'g
ma, and to make It possible to corre
late our rocks with lik.1 locUo throu'.i
out the world.
The I'icld Columbian Y.pe"m It
Chicago possesses some cf til? heirs
of n gigantic dinosaur, which in
parenlly exceeded iu rl:'.;' tho fc
minis iiibinlosaunis, heretofore re
garded us the largest lail nnii.i:.!
known ever to have i'l'iablted the
carih. Professor Mav.'h tlioug'.it t'mt
the iilantosauru.! uiu'ht have attained
n length of eighty feet, r.nd hr.ve bct-i
more than thirty fert In heig'.it. TV
as yet unnamed monster wh iso bom s
have recently been uieisured In Chi
cago, and which, liu.' t'.ie atlantosnu
rus, dwelt In the Becky Mountain re
gion, bail a tl.lg'.i-bone six feet ami
e.ght inches i i length. The bone m'
its upper : nn, th liti jieilis, is even
larger than tho thl;:h-boMe, oxeecdin;
.y twcnty-tlr.c:' l ichee the largest bit
'mortis hitherto Ur.owu to science. Pro
cessor i:imer Bigg re.nar'::t tb.it
the extraordinary lenfih cf the hu
merus nigge.-M that the anit.ial bit
Foiielhin; giraffe-like i:i Its proper
lions. Li thai caic its height u us'
have been trvly gigantic
VUlllne Card, on a Tr.c.
Ner.r Hanta Cm. Cab, u grove o.
pia it rsdwooils is visited daily ly
tourists froi.1 many climes. S i v.'
Gin.! ii the din past the Individual
who likes u deface famous places by
carving his initials with hi' kuife. or
(tracing his name with r. lead pencil
came here, but owing to His nature cf
t'ue trees there was r.o plat-.- rn which
be could leave a record of liis vbit i:i
his usi'al way.
Nothing (bunted he tool; his t u i
ress card r-.inl tacked it on to "Juribe.''
ns t'.i? largest tre of the grove i'
called. Others of his elk followed, and
showed their appreciation of his no
tiou by doing likewise, until now tiic
nojaich of the redwoods lias some
hundreds of pasteboards lacked on or
sfick into the bark. They do not bear
any famous names. Leslie's Weekly.
Forgot to Mr.ll the Lrttrr.
"Marin," said a business man resid
ing in the suburbs, to his wife, "you
have becu wautiu; a telephone in tht
home for a long time. The workmen
will come and put one iu to day. Call
me up, after they have cone away to
see if it works all right."
I.ate iu thj afternoon there was a
call at the telephone in his office down
Putting the receiver to his ear, he
recognized the voice of his wife,
pitched in a smuewh.it high key.
"Is that you. Janus?" she nskcrt.
"Will yon phase go out right now
nud mail that letter 1 gave you this
He hud forgotten It, ef course, aud
be obyed. iouiJi'i Companion.
HOW TO TfLL GENUINE GUTTERi
Two I'mrf-nne. Any (lio- Mny I l Ills
The Iieparlini ul of Agrii-ubitre has
Issued a liiilleliu eiilllled "Household
Tesls for I he I leieel jou of ( Heniiiar
garlue aud Iti-uov.-iied i'.iuier." Ii was
prepared by Mr. G. II. I'.n rii-U. assist
ant in lite fiivisiciu of ('In-mistr.v. an-l
deserilies two met hods for distinguish
ing genuine liii i i-i- I'riiiii renovated,
mid both from oleomargarine tin
boiling tesi and I lie Wa'erhoiise tesl.
The former has been in use for
about ten years, and was originally
used only, for the deleelion of u'.eo
margarine, hut iifur the advent of
renovated luiller the lest was found
to serve almost equally noil in dt-Min
gulshlng this pi-mind from genuine
butler, iillhoiigh ) i t from uleinuarga
rlne. It may be conducted in lie
kitchen as follows:
"Take a piece of lite sample about
the size of a chest mil, iui It in an or
dinary tablespoon, ami bold il over
the Came of n kerosene biuip. liirni d
low, with chimney off. Hasten the
process of niching ley siirring with a
splinter ot" wood: ihcti increase lite
heat and bring il to as brisk a boil as
possible. Afier I he boiling has begun,
slir the contents of Ihe spoon thor
oughly, mil neglecting the inner edges,
two or ihree times at inti-rv.tl.i litirlng
the boiling-ahva.vs shortly before the
boiling ceases. A gas Ihinie. if avail
able can be inor iivctth-utly used.
"Oleomargarine and ri-imv ;i -. i but
ter be'! noisily, sputtering (More or
Jess) like a mixture of grease and
water when boiled, and produce no
foam, or but very little. Jteitovaied
J-utlcr usually produces a very small
amount. Genuine butter boils usually
Willi less noise and produces an
I'.bundauce of foam. The difference t
regard to foam is very marked as a
The Wa;er!iotise test, d sign -d a
year or so ago by Mr. C. 11. Wai'-r
bouse, at dial time dairy inspector ai
,th New Hampshire Coll. -go of Agri
culture and McehMile Alls, is as fol
lows: Hall' fill a but ec. Leaker with
sweet milk: b at m arly lo boiling and
'add from live lo ii u givms of butter
r oleomargarine. Silr v. iih a small
rod, which is preferably of wood and
iiholll the size of a match, until Ihe
fat is melted. The Le.-iker is I hen
placed iu culd water and the mill:
s'lrreil ii:iil the teinp.-r.il'ire falls
suilieii till.v for the fa I In congeal. At
litis piiilil Ihe fat. if id.-o:!i:nga'-;i:e.
can easily be colb-ebd together iu one
lump by means of Ihe
'br.ttcr. ii will nob:.
!. while if
liisl lllc'.il 11 is
"The siirring is no', i f n ( -ily,
continuous during ike ccdlm.'. but il
rhouhl be slirre.l as ihe fat is solidify
lug and for a soon liaie b oore. Tit
milk should be well lui:e. l.-iVtv
being Hinted into the Leaker, i.s o:h
rwlse cream may be Mine d fnon ill"
op and contain so inti'h bitt'cr fat
,!iat the test is vilia. "l for ohMiiia:
Ai'c.i'.tlio; to I'll- r.n'vi.t.
A book Well known io U.i.nlal .-', hoi
,'irs is the "I'.iM'ui Hook." which was
composed by a I'ersien in lite fi.ii:--leclith
century, and has never yet been
completely lra.i-lati.1 iu:o Km.li.-h.
Vliese are tales told by a parrot, and
ate all more or less fanciful, one s -rious
bit of roiled ion in ii rclaics to
the seven requisites of a perfect wo:n
jrii. as understood by the loquacious
1. Site ought not 10 Li always merry.
She ought mil to be always sad.
She oughi no! lo be always lail;
She ought no: lo be
She ought not to be
She oughi r.o! to b
;ilw ay.: dress-
She is .1 perfect woman who. at
I (.11 III. I.e. sell ' 1 III ! .'
iheerful without leviiy. grave with ui
i.uslerily; knows when to elevate the
tongue of persuasion and w hen lo im
press her lips with the signet of si
("lice: never converts trilling 1 -erei. ..
pies luto iniolerable burdens: always
Tresses becoming in her rank and age;
i modest without prudery, religi . .is
wi:hniit siip-.-rslllio.'l: can hear ihe o ;e
rex praised wiihoiii envy, ::::d c. in
verse with the oilier wiihoi.t incon
stancy: considers her husband ilc
I. lost accomplished of nn.lials, i.li.l
thinks all the sons of Adam he lii. s
unworthy of a transient glance 1'rum
Tie corner of her eye.
Wlll'ie He li.ln.il llims.ir.
"We are seven." laughingly qurt .1
the man who was an apple am f"- '
I isurance when asked lo give 1 lie mi...
her of children if his laiii. r's iae lly.
"And their names':" aski .1 lite e:.a 11
': "Well, tin re's Albert alel Addie. and
flcnry and Laura, and Wilbani am!
J oru. and - ai d "
The surgeon looked surprised and lb.
ppplieant lo ked foolish.
Then he began again: "There's Al
ien and Addie. aud Henry and l.aur.i.
rnd William and I'ma. and ami -"
The surgeon .nun. unci .1 ibat tin so
were oniy six. The applicant .n kn .w 1
edged the corn and wcni eer the li-l
i gain, invariably balking alter th"
I ixth nam". The siirgi on ...ui.l dud
r.o light and m-1.i d the ap .lioam if b
might not b.- ni'.-'.akeii a- 1.. th" hum
be.'. This was imnn-.-ib!e. Then a
bright officii hoy looked up f:o:,i his
"rik wi;h a grin and sai.i
' Say. haven't you p-ft oti. 1;' um ef
tiie couni ':"
The surgeon twined r lex..!, do
."pplieant seel.i' d linue f. nti-li than
cer. and the (."ice b iiMi-d on a'
"That certainly was oil" time.'' final
ly commented the applicant, "ih.it 1
completely forgot myself ." New York
PiYVVI.'VVTl TfV A CP A W
W.l I ij I Y,l in . li aiui
MES".ACE OF THE PEACEFUL DOEft
TO HIS FICHTIUG BnOTMEP.
All I'ngllslt 'iirreHiuliiU-iit IVsrl'ilirs In
11:1(1 i-H4 in- I.HiiKiini;e How IIm lrit
lli I'linis Are l.Vvcnleil in Hie
II riflli l-i. ill till- 1 b'l.l.
The big' lighiiitg is over, with i.s
I.ad.i .-mil lis, Moililvr liivirs and
N.ortMbergw. nnd in lis place a new
warfare has sprung up, a warfare en
lit.' run, says the Pretoria correspond
(til of the London Chronicle. The
l'.rllish are in I'l-eioriii; liny hold tie
towns and the railways, and the live
ly, waspish eoimnaliiloe!: are active in
their endeavors to make the outside
count ry uninhabitable.
There are iu the Transvaal tranquil,
w hiie vvaslied. iron roofed dorps,
through which the trains run twice
r.iily with a homely punctuality;
wli'-iv siiopkei peps grow fat in trade
villi lit" big garrisons 31 ml o'lieors 1: il
I'.oni'.irlabl.' billets as Provost Marshal-'.
li-irlii Commissioners and
what not. which are 11. , ne Ihe Lvs in
:i slate of nciiiul siege, so far as their
MMTniiudiugs go. Iii ihe si reels and
markel place:-, in tin- shops and pretty I
houses, there is nothing save Hi
lasting topic of .1
cite 1 In- pivsi nee i f war and the pr
iinil.v nf an artiii d foe. Coml no 1 11
soldier-, lounge through Ihe plac and
guards change w ith a clasp and raitle
ill lb" corners of the streets. Il looks
:niiier like Germany in khaki. :u:.l th"
;: ! relations which prevail anioiig
Ihe townsfolk ami ihe soldiery height
en the resemblance. Surrendered
l.'.iigli.Ts', who have buried their Sun
'ay best Mausers, and temporarily
: a-pi n.h d udive operations, steolie 011
their sloops wltli an outward air of
pairiaichal hcuevnloiii'o thai disered
i,s 1 .-union ani invites good faith. To
them the 1 : 1-1 ( i-licr. with his bells and
bayonets, ranks and Lies, stars and
I'.l'.i.b . is an ever iui oivsi ing anomaly;
a p'i-!:ing erect Ui'e to b - tolerated lo
a c 1'iaiu point, but t.i be snip d al
and rn-lied on proper occasion. They
ciioo ami they go. lh:--'o burghers, re-
j "rui'din r oaths of neutrality like Ihe
I laws of tin- obi const inn ion. framed
! for th- advaniag:'. and leu for the cp
I pn s-ioii of 1 la- wise ine!'.
This Is- a view of tile illsill.'. IteVl'V.d
1 the pick. Is It is otherwise. I'l'ot.i th
! hills ul.icli rise abruptly like i.d.'iinls
I siai'ding 1. in of 1 in water. t.. gray,
; 4 "Ml'orih : s vebb rolls nakedly 1.. ihe
hci'v skirls .0 the town, ttie skvllu '
ill lis lite ed
g Nti-night before one.
Ihe rim of the 1 urlli.
in lily acro-.s his gray,
is lie- only moving
1 ween here and t hi
nt 1'iillook: a inosi
So innocent and
! r.: ground.
I 1 lug Visible
! s!.y. All in
! bmoe. nt i-iiil
(('nil ihat the co-sack post striding
j 1 lowly fii, in niie bot'ld"!' to another
I in:d back again il is well to have
j l ovii' ai hand alme.-l permits himself
In think of home ami that girl. In
the Transvaal the night drops quickly;
j "a 1 one .-trlile ci.iv ihe dark!" The
! twilight, for tli" f- w Lri"f mitiutes
j l'..t it lasis. is 1 .'!isite. It snu'oilis
, out th" eri asi s ,.f ihe day. healing
'Where Ihe sun L::-: touched, easing
j In re Hie dusi lias stung, cooling the
brain and coinfnvihig tlie body. Th
iiissaek post ilm-s think of home; he
. leiuemb.-rs just -.u, h number evening,
j Then talk was imt nf war.
1 l'.ul a light, a mere spark, winks
1 fi'iv-i ihe miles It might have been
; II dar. rceoillioil. rilig over the edge
I cf a cloud before making its debut
i't Iho dance of the '.odiae. On the
! 01 her hand, it might have been a sig
' mil lamp, nil affair of lenses and piv
1 e!-. the longiie cf :i fate. The ( ns
! -.lik pod's home whisks alnft to bide
a b. Her while, and h.s eves nail theiu-
chr- 111 the point where that light
I appeared and went otii.
I II" w ails pet haps live miniiles. Then
, Ii dodges up again. Hot dash, dash
: dash dot. it says, blinking brazenly to
his very l ie. Th.' cod., is .1 very
strange one mulling is to be gathered
from watching the message, lie shoul
ders his ri:le. jiml steps briskly over
lb" arched grass toward his hoiiie
slde man. Th.y are signalling to ihe
I m;i. where seine of the patriarchal
surrendered ion s are making the most
of their time among Ihe soldiers who
ilo not ill-act ice keeping secrets or liav-
big sci lets In keep.
Tli light is ainiiuuicril fmni post in
post, and a 1 lever young lieutenant is
dragged from a card table to observe
what he i ' Ine clever to hope to luiiler
s and. Tin -.- are nun of arms, Uicm;
and di not recognize ih
: lighting unit -yd! That
. ' '.it only ;.fter the tieM big
;,iiv. l .ie. a 'ear old boy with :i
be!. c nh nt bi aid, :,n. owning
xty car-. despite his straight
1 1 I. an ' k
e and fresh click.
iii".g -t'i .-r a window watching
,;i I'.i-liii-g through the darkness.
;i; e i- I'etrus .b'haniie.' Cocizes.
i; 1 as four suns eu c..mm::iidii
iii.' lnoie buried down by the
';'. His wife and married dangli
::c out .i"i.'..-r en the farm, ptn
I 1 mm plunder ami insult by 111"
f Great r.r.lelu. anil their eggs
pooliiv are cry comforting tn
iic- fellow.- 1 lit iu the hills with
1 i ,b s. 1 ! e. eat 1 ie. it is Irue. w err
comman 1 ei
brig. nil. ' 1 :;
(oiuniii :.. i.
1 Mil 'I---. ! I
in 1 nil. : '
. : pa: ii i 1 .
.: 1 lie :. rn: j
1 1 ; frieio!
I by ;ri irresponsible
in:, ii'iiiiiward with bis
II 1 ri in li. btii wli.i. in -x -el
t ::r,e in leave a receipt
hi": ;, 11. foils pay men. .
.1 'h.cil'i s Cnetzi'" finds
; v.-iy affable ami
! id ta!:"S great Inleic.s,
ic '-i.it he hears.
c:i' - ii" cany eu an a"
ai.. I e..i 1 - ..-li h-i.c" w ii h him.
lb. 1" -id' liu it lie' hclio ami
sigeal l.i'"p: 1 ': 1 h o. in : li.'.it ni irvel
e'.ts inn. leiie. tlv Katlir telegraph.
Kill 'Ira lire vermin, as we know, nud all be back In the paper-pulp machin
imicb lower in the valu of vititlvu ery la a year or two, Mcxlcaa HwftU,
(he;- feud. This we.
have (ii nitthorby of the Hoeic. w iio
ought to know for tiny k-'ve hunted
ihe.-.i. fought them, killed Iheui. use-V
1 In pi. nnd learned them long sin- .'
l'.ul the Boer has taught us as bl'le
of the inwardness of Ihe Katlir n ot
tlie siuire.s cf his firmament.
woi'l; the Kalilr bodily; the P-'HT
knows how lo enslave his soul.
.i. Ka.lir walks out of the town to-w.-i'.l
dusk iu Ihe direction of the "bi
(.ilh'ii." More than likely he Ik ii very
tin.. Kallir. will) the limbs and truiilc
of i n Aiiiinous 1:11.1 a face of human
Iligi nee. lie sniinteri', with UO
leeitliar Katlir swing of tne uon...
along tlie edge of the gutter, for he
has no plac". by the adopted law cf
Hi., hind, on the sidewalk nud passes
mini served every wh-re by the t"l
w i 1 It the gnu. Perhaps a policeman In
Uial.i and spurs slops him to inspi ct
his pass, or unless he be labelled bu
rn:'!:. Ic is mere slray cattle. But
lb-it document is in eNemplary order.
II- is in the employ of Brolherr,
as I.. borer, and lives in th:1 location
wh'.-her be got s.
l'.ul I e fore morning that Kaffir 1st
i 1 tin1
freshly killed beef and liiealieK.
laager 011 the bills, while Com
11I Y:in der Weslliui.en cag-rly
s a certain Idler cxlend!nT over
I sheds of pud r. And Petri's
I, li- -iii.s Cm. ii e In his bedroom ill
Mm town, looks over his pipe bowl and
nils' up ins eyes io ine inns iicoc.
coin til a certain message In (bis and
da si,. ; from a lamp, r.dvising receipt
of I ' - eo'nmmiiealioii of 1 veil date.
X- , ell In less, the Intelligence depart
ineiii offers to hammer you in two
ii .Minis if you make any reference t;
"liidis a iii.ti luei ndo."
Ci'ii-i-ul llavclock's rlifirii(-tlriHllcp.
J. a clock was sixty two year-" of
g wlii 11 tho great chance of his life
iioi" to him. A Utile man. prim,
l i e , alert, quick fooled, stern feat
ire.!, wiili siio.v-wiille luiisliiclie and
.ca d. lfavelock, no doubt, bad hie
1 !ir ..
uMi us- A strain of severity run
sgii lbs character. "11" was al
." says one who served under
"as si ur as if lie had -swallowed
:i p ut of vinegar, except when b was
I . in., slid at, and then he was us
blithe iis a schoolboy out for 11 hoj;
ihlj 1" There is il touch of burlesque,
nf 1 e.ir-e, in ihat sentence, bin Have
Inch was no doubt undero of temper,
li ipaib 111 of fools and had a will that
mo ed Pi its cud with soiuclhing of
the liery haste and scorn of obstacles
prop .'i- lo a cannon ball. He was fond,
1. m. of making Napoleonic oraiiona to
bis .in n. and had a high -pitched voice
v. h c!i could make ilself audible to a
1. ::ii. nl. And the l'.rilish soldier In
li .'ii ing mood is rather ept to be Im
patient of oratory. Hut Ilavclock was
a trained and re'.eiitilie soldier, nuda
eioiis and resolute In the highest de
gree : a deeply religious man, wilh a
rei:s' of duty of ihe antique sort. Ihat
scorned ease and reckoned life, when
weighed against honor, as a mew
grain of wind-blown dust, nud llavc
lnek. somehow, Inspired in bis men 11
h of ihat sternness ot vulor we
eiale with Cromwell's Ironsides. -Cornhill.
Mtii'ii llrritiiK IVem I'lenlv.
In former days herring were po
abundant hi Newfoundland waters
ihat the most wanton slaughter of
tie 1.1 was permitted without tiny re
s', rid ien whatever. Seines were nl
iowed to retain 1'HIO or 'Jihhi barrels of
II h until they perished nnd then the
m l was freed and the whole coulenls
fell to the bottom to pollute the oeeilll
for milus iii'niiml. When a poaching
smack was captured the herring It hud
on board were all thrown Into the sea
and frequently boats when chased re
sorted to the same means to get rid of
Incriminating evidi nee. The ttsh then
fetched only llfly cents a barrel' of f':
herring or ten for n cent; they sell
now in American cities sometimes for
five cents the single lish. Such wanton
waste gradually had lis effect 11ml now
the colonial fishing laws safeguard the
industry more vigilantly and fishermen
of till classes know better how to hus
band their resources In this connec
tion. To-day herring bait usually
bring.'? !?."i a barrel and .sometimes twle:
that, and the smuggler who plans to
land a cargo at St. Tlerre contracts
for SU ;i barrel before he touches 11
lope on his boat. Cleveland Plain
Whoever observes these interesting
insects linds it easy enough to fore
tell exactly the kind of weather to
be expected. At least this Is Ihe
op nion of many raisers of Lees.
Generally the bee stays at home
when rain is in the nir. When 1he
sky is simply dark and cloudy these
busy winkers do not leave their dwell
in', all at once. A few go out tirst,
as though tlie queen had sent out
messengers lo study the state of the
atmosphere. The greater number re
main on observation until tin- clouds
begin lo dissipate, and it is only then
that ihe battalions enure rush out iu
reareh of their nectar. A bee never
g.ies out in :i fog, because it Is well
aware that ibunpness and cold are
two fearsome, redoubtable enemies.
We do not mean, however, that tho
bee is a meteorologist iu the abso
lute -ense of the word. Its clevernesa
consists iu never being taken un
awares, for it possesses Utitirlug Vigil-.-me.
Often one may observe the
Miilih-n cniianee of bees iuto th? hivo
wh.i 11 a dense cloud hides Hie sun,
and e.-n though the rain is not In
ei .d nee.-St. I.ouis Globe-Henioerat.
! A Mr uli-iin ('pinion.
'i here are "-'on authors In the I'ni
led Stun s, which is nearly one writer
. of books per 10.0110 of the population.
; All Ihe new books, If you believe the
; publishers, are "epoch-making," If they
jr. f not "brilliant and vital." They'll
''hnn tie oxen