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PITTSKORO, CHATHAM COUNTY, N. C, THURSDAY. OCTOKKB :5, 11)01
0 iuv uuni
lO'juit. by ItonenT llossrn'ii Sons.:
"Yon nro right, Tom. Yon will have
to know it, mul keeping it from you
uly aggravates the distress. Your
good old uncle is dead."
"fiendl Uncle Tom dead? It can
not bo possible!"
"It is not only possible, but a pain
Till fact. Tlio iliiy you wero brought
hero raving about Winnie and tlio lava
nd tlio priests, Uui-lo Tom gave way
under the shock. He tried to do what
ho could for you, but was compelled
to take to his bed.' The next morn
ing, as his ntt eml unt went to rouse
him, ho was found dead. He ha 1
passed quietly away in the night.
"Dead!" I ruiiruiured, as I lay back
on my pillow and sighed wearily.
"Winiiio dead, Uncle Tow dead, ami
til a t hateful priestess alive! I must
get well soon, Tilling. I'll tear that
ho-wolf from her hiding-jdaco and
lay her. Ah, what a cruel wretc'i
Again there wai n peculiar look ex
changed between Tilling nud Gordon.
"Hut your words regarding this
priestess were very different while you,
wero raving," said (.Iordon, watching
nio intently, and evidently moved
greatly. Iu my own grief I nlmost
forgot that he, loving my sister as he
hal told mo ho did, must havo felt the
loss poignantly, "You wero continu
ally calling her "beautiful Kaunia:,'
and telling hor that you loved her."
1 raised my baud deproentingly.
"Don't tell mo any more, (iordon.
Let tlio bright vision that onoe en
thralled me. Kink behind the cloud ol
bate that followed. Yea, I bad begun
to lovo hor. Ah, Gordon, you could
not blame mo if you had seen her one
day as I saw her, melted to tears, a
womanly woman instead of u hearties?
priestess. Yes, I loved her, (lordo't.
but when I saw that horriblo sight
that awful ah, T can't bear to repeat
it! tho love I felt for ICaumni turned
to hate, and tho former passion only
intensiticd that bate. I must kill
Wo wero all silent a few momr-uti.
Abalf-choked s 1 eamo from (iordon.
lie looked away across th. valley ut
tho distant mountains, nud dashed
tear from his eye. Iu bis agitation be
rose from bis chair and tramped ba -k
id forth on tho porch. This i
always Gordon's wuy when under ex
"I think the time has come for an
1 explanation of bow you pot hold of
tne," I said. "It is all sr inoxplica-
I fell on the rocks. I knew i
Ji.it irom imit moment urn j
tho day I woko with you nud Tilling
standing over me. I do not remember
a thing. It is all a blank. I do not
even know how long ago it was."
(iofdon sat down again, nnd re
covered bis composuro by an evident
cflWt of the will.
"There is bo much tj be said sc
mno'.i to explain all around that w
hardly know how to begin," be said.
"You do not even ask how longu;o
your uncle died, or if be is buried?"
"Time seems to be it thing Fiat is
beyond me," I replied. "Until I
kuow bow long I have been hero sick,
I canuot form any conception oi
"Yen havo been just two weeks in
your bed," said Doctor Tilling.
"Then, .f cout.se. Undo Tom is
buried. You attended to it properly,
did you not?"
"i'es," Faid Cordon, pally. "Wo
Aid all wo could. You know you are
his solo heir and master of Tho Corals,
"Never mind that," I said. "My
inheritance is not of so much moment
as my revenge."
"When you are sufficiently strong,"
put in Doctor Tilling, who had been
quietly watching me, while ho smoked
u cigar, "there me sundry papers and
documents that must be attended to.
pjprklon has tho will and a few other
"Berkton can bo trusted," I said;
"they will keep. 1 want to hear how
Oordon found m and what had be
come of him the day he sent for me."
, (Jordon dtew nearer to me, and the
cta'ik of his sword seemed like music,
o dear was this soldier to me in my
"You remember the letter I wrote
yon, to meet me at Seaeamp's hotel?"
"I chance 1 to overhear n conversa
tion hetween two natives connected
with the grounds et tho government
house. They were workmen on the
p!a."e, and were enjoying a smoke he
Liu I sjnio shrubbery, bid len com
pletely from vie. v. I :n stroll in-'
ftVjut an 1 heard o:io of them me it 'on
yj.ir name. f crept close to th
sbrublury and liste.ied. They were
evidently laeoibers .f n secret order
ci!lod Kuiuiniloiiku li'.i.naiuii, dev. ted
To the worship of sum,' liea h' n deily.
They spoke a'i hi' y oi pft r: nud
from what th v I." I coti'-l tell thai
she wii t bi) i.i i l a s.i vide t theii
i loIatr.iT ' u--.
tioa any phi s i
ofUa? an 1 wro'.e ' '.
I got up from i!i.' i
I s r a pi""o i i
teemed to hav b
I'linki'i-c 1 w.t '
l i atti'iilio.i to i.i ".
"Loter in t ie i:'.:
lowavd IVurl ii.i. , t
Ishly, i went oiuuo
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aid vciy fo.i!-Ahjii-
gj) By SEWARD W. HOPKINS. 0
bclwi wi Honolulu and Pearl Harbor,
I was overtaken by a squad of about
ton natives, who surrounded mo and
succeeded in securing me. I killed
two of them, but they wero too many
for me. I was taken into a thick
woods nud bold prisoner over night. I
think their intention was to put ma to
death through Home religions cere
mony, for they had plenty of oppor
tunity to kill mo then.
"Tho next day, tho entire army was
nnt looking for me, and a company
eamo upon us iu tho woods. The
pesky natives wouldn't givo up even
then, until Uey were all shot. They
are very devils for persistency and
recklessuess. When I got back to
Honolulu, I found you were gone to
Molokai. Dole told me what you bad
raid to him, and yonr uncle paid tho
same thing. But I know perfectly
well that yon would never go off i:i
that way, so suddenly, simply to see
about that monument. Anyhow, I
knew you would not go, leaving my
fate in doubt, unless there was a right
fully stronger call on your oflVctions,
such as I knew a cluo to Winnie's
whereabouts would Le.
"IJlidu't beliove tho Molokai yarn at
ail, itavo that the ship was uoino; thcr?.
I concluded you bad learned noma
tiling, nud had started out to run the
cluo down. I got bold of Malliauki,
who is about tho most decent native
in the place, and told him that to mj
ui'iid. your life was in danger. 1I
was greatly alariue 1, and premised tc
lo.irn what lie could and tell mo.
"iVell, be used all bis arts o:i tlm
daughter of old Lovvai, who, it ap
pears, gave you soino information
while he was dyiug.
"Well, he could not got anything
definite out of her, although I believe
if sho bad known anything sho woul 1
havo told. 15ut he managed to learn
that she had overheard you o:id
Tionwi talking about I,anai and Patua.
tho J; fisherman, at Konnakakia, and
the inference was that you bad gone
to Molokai to get 1'atna to take you
to l,anui. There was nothing defin
ite about it, but it was better to follow
up a slight trace than to remain in
active. I took twenty soldiers, an.l
in tho steamer belongiug to the De
partment went 1 1 Kaunakakai. In
onirics for Patua, tho fisherman,
n'lieitn.l 11... Font ll.it lin n-na not tliaro
Thi!, miu.h SPIM11P1, to j,oint t, the
truth of my surmises. We then
then steamed t Lanui. We bad n
rough time of it lauding, not knowing
the coast. Wo wandered about strik
ing off in new directions, and I sent
P..,,)unf ,,, ,,, f- ,,, f
(lf th,)u ,.,imtu,,i tho top of
Kupatoli and discovered traces of lifo
down iu tlm crater. Ho hurried to
report to me, and I followed him there
with what forco I had about eight
men. When we reached the tp, n
horrible sight mot us. The volcano
wu just springing into life. Yon
wero lying ou the ledgo of roc!;
stretelniiA around tho crater, nnd a
dozen or so crazy priests were dam-in;!
around you. We tired into them, nnc
ma le our way dow n to you as fast at
we could. AVf had no time to lose.
Any minute might bo our last, for tin
old volcano was rumbling at a tre
mendous rate. Wo picked you np,
carried you out of tho crater which
was not an easy task and took yo i
t ) the steamer. You wore in need of
medical attendance, so wo hurried
home. That is all. Wo havo beet;
banging over you ever since, waiting
for you to get well and explain yjur
presence iu that strango pla;-e."
I had listened breathlessly to Gor
don's narrative, which he told iu n
voice lometimes broken with emo
tion. "Ah! Ha l you como but a m
meut sooner," I said, "you might
havo saved poor Winuie. They had
just just th, Gordon, I cannot real
ize it even though I wr.v the horrible
thing with my own eyes. Oh, if you
bad como a little sooner!"
"I wish to God I had," repliod
Gordon, with a tremor in his voice.
"And did you not see Kaumai?" I
"No. I sa'.v uothiug of nuy priest
ess or woman. There were a fen
priests, as I told you. That is all."
"Do you kuow whether the erup
tion o( Kapatoli was a violent one oi
"So. The indications were that il
was going to be a violent one, and we
got out .f the way as soon as pos
sible. We could see nothing of it
from the steamer alter wo left the
"Were you able to learu frc.m what
I said in my fever anything of the
scenes through which I had been?" I
"In a measure," sail Gordon,
gloomily. "With whnt I saw ami
what you have since said iu youi
ravings, it was possible t i form uu
idea of what you had been through,
nud the awful fate that poor Winuit
Here Gordou's emotions overcame
lii.u, and he ajain pared to uu 1 fro o.i
Dodo;- Tilii.ig im evidently get
i:ig uerv,ti. The t x itCMsnt w.is,
i Ins j;:d iieut. (' Mich for me.
i ba l raise I hi" h i l l w .o oiugiy, an 1
a unit to f-.iv lo. n!'!'', w.rj.i c
i. i iii ; i l o' led i-ii. tli." ! i g.iie inn.
..i .v.ird the house.
'Hero I'O.nes Dole," said (.iordon,
ftcppiog iuU the house and bringing
out a cotnforlablo chair for the pra
Mr. Dole ram 3 at ouco nnd shook
lia'nls with me.
"I nut sincerely glad, Warringford,
that you are ho much improved," he
'aid, taking tho scat proffered by
Gordon, near me. "It was i xcepd
ingly good news when Gcrdou told me
you were to be allowed tho luxury of
the porch to-day. T concluded that
if you were even so far on the rond
toward convalescence, it could do nu
harm to drop in and see you. Was
my conclusion correct, Doctor Ti
"tjnito so, Mr. Dole," replied
And, in fact, Tilling seemed relieved.
Dole w'tis so culm, nnd his manner of
bilking was so soothing and cny
that it bad the effect of undoing tho
excitement brought on by my talk
"Of course, Tom, yon know nil
nbout your uncle's death?" said Mr.
Dole. "Jt was a sad blow to all of
"Oordon and Tilling have just told
me," I replied. "It makes me feel
still worse, but the gvief I was al
ready in seemed to exhaust my nerv
ous forej. I could feel no more." .
.... Dole bowel his head, as if bo
wisho I to signify that he understood,
lint he looked inquiringly at Doctor
Tilling. Ho evidently had not been
lobl of the fate of Winnie, as disclosed
by my mild ravings.
"Tom will have hh hands f;f;l
now," said Gordon, "with The ferula
and nil Mr. Wurringford's wealth."
A cloud rested on Dole's face.
"Yes," ho replied, with a slight
hesitation. "Yes, but there is some
thing to bo said a'loiit that. Some
thing that you do not uiidersluud
any of yo-.i. li.it it wiil not dn
to talk about it now. Tom is not yet
strong euoiigh. In a week, perhup",
at lierkton's office, wo will talk it
APer n short chat Dole left, nnd I
was bustled back to bed. Tilling sai l
lie ha 1 b.'ci very lenient. That I b.i 1
had a good day of it, and ho feared
I bad overdone i, J'mt if thero
wero no ill results, I might cuuiiuu
each day to lu out more.
A week later I w.m so much im
proved as to be able, h.) Tilling siiid,
t.) pu.ldlo my own canoe. The v.-eels
bad dragged slowly, so impatient wiw
I to set out i;i search of tlio perfid
ious priestess and bring her to pun
ishment. 1 was uNo :ir xi'in to settbi
up I'ncle Tom's ulT.iirs, uu I my euri
osi'y had been exeiled by whai I'olo
Lnd nftitl nltout mtv lioirti'ii
During tho week of convalescence
Gordon had been with mo nlmor.t
Doctor Warren had been out toseo
mo once, but the journey was getting
a litllo long for him; age was tellinij
on him to that extent.
.follroy Keaeamp had been lo see mo
njveral time". This good-smtui-eil,
sympathetic fellow sat with tears iri
his eyes while 1 told him what I hail
seen. He w.u especially in vel by
my recital of tin hopes t.ia' b.il bo i
aroused in iu by Kau'iuu's words,
a. id the utter desolation that followed
tlio discovery that she was fub u to
m;! and triH to 'Vie, her goddess.
"I tell yoil what, Warringford," hi
S'lid, "there':; only one thing for you
t do; l'iiid her, if she's alive. IVr
haps sho met well-merited pr.uinii
meut in the volcano, lint, if not, y. i
irist I'm I her. Tear her in pieces.
S'.nw death, torture and all that. And
the priests! Kill llieui! Hurn iheni
alive! Tii-'se bl.iiue.l natives r. M-or
were any good, and never will be.
ttll yo i too tlu' soomer you kill ev.-ry
iiieiulo.1- tf the darned old Ka niiiibm
k.uiihiiawni the sooner you will ciu
f. r u favor o:i this country mid bu
inanity iu general. Yes, sir. Do it.
li you want mo to go along mid help
you, I'll go, as sure as my name is
S'eaeamp. I 'II pile 'em out i a lire
nnd prod 'em with a stick while they
are roasting, f ;ui 'em! Tint be.iu
li f ill nirl to meet n death like that!
Gordon, I conjure you and lay it.
upon you us a sacred duty to find that
,-ruel priestess and her gang of fanat
ics, if it takes tlio whole army to dj
it. Kil 'em, I say, kill 'em!"
Gordon's lips were compressed and
his face pale.
"They shall be punished," be snid
grimly, "if they are ulivo nud can bo
When the week wns up, I (,'ave my
'elf into tho bands of Lawyer 15erk
ton. It bad been arranged that
-honld go to bis ofiiee with Gordon
-id Doctor Tilling and that President
Pule should meet us there. Idil not
kuow what Dole bad to do with luy
mcle'i affairs, unless as executor or
something of that kind. The weather
had for a day or two been unpromis
ing, and for mybeuelH it was agreed
that tho meeting should take place at
So wo gathered iu the library to
read soma important papers left by
Lawyer Iterkton was quite nti old
man. Ho stooped considerably , nud
'poke in a slow, hesitating way. lUit
le was the best lawyer iu Honolulu.
President Dole, Berkton, Gordon,
Tilliug and myself formed the gfoiip,
(To be continued. )
Mri-linnl-At l.t'ttt-r Srulfr.
An "employee oi tho Treasury De
partment at Washington, who, know
ing the enormous amount of mail sent
out daily, coiic.'ive l the ilea nf a
.na -hiue that woul I seal envoi, -pes
tut omatically. To co jeeive and tiiea
to execute is theorder rf the Ani"i i. an
inventor, an 1 soon the lo.i-liine as
.omp'cted and iu operation. It is a
siuipl" afftir, something on tlio order
i a printing pres.. the e ivc ope i be
pgfo liu. The si-a'er oioistciis, folds
i id seals the e'lVr'opes a ito uat'O.il'y,
i l l has developed a capacity of over
l.'.'JOO au hour.
I 1 VI vlx,
'J lie man who eoniiluiiiH of his virtual
An.l nil Ins wile's cooking beiirtuals,
Mniiild be b!. lived till he'd thiu
As a wooden tenpin,
lake tin v used in the old game of skict
iia!. I'liiladelpliia IVess.
As l mmi.
"What hai. soi iely done for us?''
"Increased the uiunbei- of our iu
fcriors." lirooklyn Life.
lie "Willi the assuriince of your
love I could conquer the World."
She "That will not be necissnry.
All you have to do Is to conquer
Tim Olhrr Man's Vlrw or II.
I.iitle Willie "Pa. what's a finan
cier?" Pn "A financier, my son. !s u mini
who is capnbie of inducing other men
lo pile up a fori line l or liini."
siicl ti llt-nliunlntinnt.
".Maud felt awfully cut up about
her "eliding presents."
"What was the trouble':"
"Why, she didn't get a single dupli
cate, nud so tin-re was nothing she
could change." f levelaud I'lalu Deal-
On More Itiifoirtunatr.
.Maude "I don't see bow you rec
ognized Mr. I-'hadcr. He hna changed
so very much."
Kmlly "Wo 1. I sho.iblnt have
known him if he hadn't bad on one ot
his lust year's shirt waists. Brooklyu
The Optimist"! was run over by a
pntrol wagon one day last week."
The Pessimist- "Tough luck, eh?"
'I'he Optimist "No: that's what I
call good luck. The fad that I was
run over by the (hlng shows 1 wasn't
iu it." Chicago Xews.
.1 in.t In Ilia Mnr.
"McDufl'.v is on his way to the
"Yes. He beard the Filipinos was
wards of the Government and ho
1 bought it a line opeiiin' for a ward
boss."--Cleveland Plain Dealer. j
Tauglr:! Toil Srnklntr. '
Professor --"My dear Sir, I am sorry
to have to i t il you ihai your sen is :i
young sal-f or-noi bing."
Father "And yet the bey is the very
apple of my eye."
Professor --"Then I would advise you
lo take tiie apple of your eye by the
back of ibe lire!:. Sir." New York
"What is your opinion of the jury
"(Hi. I guess it is nil .right." an
swered the man who was serving on
a long case. "Hut sometimes I can't
escape i he impression thnt it merely
provides twelve umpire to determine
which side linn the best lawyers."
rltv nml Country Markets.
Mr. Cillnian "We are getting per
fect butter now. Huy it of n tanner
who conies into the city twice a week.
1 presume you have good butter right
Mr. Suburb "Firsi-rate." I
Mr. Citininn "Make it yourself':" I
Mr. Suburb- "No: buy it in l!u city
and carry it home." Ft'li.
The Way of Woman.
Mrs. .Jasper "Mrs. Subbiths is too
ini'iiii for anything."
.lnsper--"Why do you s:iy so':"
"I hinted and hinted lor a month j
that she let us have her baby chair j
which her boy has outgrown nnd she (
didn't notice, but as soon as 1 went i
and bought one, she said. 'Why, you
might have had mine.' "Life.
A Coiitrovemial Study.
"Naval ollicers sometimes get into
serious controversies as to which ship
was really the leader Iu an engage
ment," remarked the Ill-informed per
son. "1 believe so." answered the weary
looking num. "Hut it Isn't really a
question of the lirst ship so much
as of the last word." Washington
Dining tlio Honeymoon.
Mrs. Youiigwife (tenderly holding her
husband's hut ns the automobile
dashes alongl -"George, dear, had you
not better risk losing it? Won't you
George Dear (who lias heard the
same suvgestii u about a hundred
times that dayi -"I don't know, dear;
I'll tell you better Iu the morning."
Ni-w York Times.
"So you proposed to Miss Chillers.''
"Yes." answered Willie Wlshington.
"You must have known she would
"(if course. Hut il is an old saying
that V...1HCH cim't ki i p a secret, nud I
mis utraid shc- would u-t to comparing
notes. I bail proposed to nil the oilier
girls and 1 didn't wan' her lo feel
slighted." Washing: on Star.
MaUiiia llii" f"1-
l.c.i u'.cspoi.dt i.i'y -' I'S George my
i.i' U is tmig.i. I .;n euMJired "
oculist about rn c.ics nd l;- his
.!'!ernl ni" to stay in a dark room
fo- two weeks."
lVrriits uihoi'i h-ii!' 'Hurrah. I lu
very best thing ever b.ipp: lied, y.ni
old f How. 'fake .'.dvauiage of it. I've
get ISO plates I d like you to develop
w hile you are in there." Philadelphia
DAMACE BY TERMITES.
njury Hone lo llnunrii in Hawaii 1y th
Look out for terinitesl '1 he men
who bale been working on the altera
tions In the .imliciary leiihl'iiig have
found some of the w:i,nlork almost
eaten away by them, nml there are
whole residences In I bo eily that will
have lo be actually lorn down, ou
account of tin- injur, os done by the
Insects. Termites, according lo the
Slnndard Diclloiiaiy. nre "a family
of ps'ctido-ucuropicrous insects with a
depressed ovate body, free bead, equal
membranaceous deciduous wings nml
four-jointed tarsi, iinludiiig while
An iuseel wilh A definition like Hull
ought to be able to do n good ileal of
damage, and the termites are doing
It. Houses iu Honolulu that are
twenty-live or thirty years old are
found to be iu need of new woodwork
in many places, nnd at least one large
residence is alum! lo be torn down
because Ibe pestiferous insects have
ruined il by boring and hollowing
out tlx- wood.
Professor Kocble and Mr. Perkins,
of Ibe local bngoiogy bureau, have
studied i bo termites, nud say that
there Is no known preventive of their
work. The bugs here are of two
kinds, both imported mid both thriv
ing better 111 the climate of Hawaii
than they did iu California, which
wns the original home of ine varie
ties here. hen any woodwork is
once well infested wiiii ibe termites
there is uothiug to do but destroy it.
say the experts.
The insecls do I heir ilestrttcl ive
work unseen. They never work to
; the surface of the woul. but hollow
it out until it is only a shell thin as
I paper. They tackle furniture and
all wooden parts of liuildltis.
j Cases have been kn.wn in which
the termites, in countries where they
i prosper even nunc than in Hawaii.
'have lilt rally eaten away buildings.
Iu a single night they have been
known lo reduce pieces of furniture
to collapse. "They arc net so bad
I here," said Mr. Pel kins. "Why. in
some places ihen b.ive been eases
I where a chair left over night eoll.ipseil
iu it heap when used in ihe morning.
j all the inside of i lie wood having
been bored out."
The work of th.- iiidc insects may
be seen iu some of the haidsieis of
the Judiciary Ituildlng and ether cbl
structures. Iry. hard weed, sin ii as
that used for furniture, seems to be
specially attractive i,, the icrmid-s.
The Insects ji.e iiiio' numerous in
California, but arc no! so destructive.
them tbcre.-lb iioiulu Star.
I-lnck unit Ki-nwn Krnr.
The contention of the men of the
schools that the black bear and the
brown bear arc of ili saxe species
docs not seem to le bo. lie oi l by th.
fuels. The brown hear is
larger and stronger, us well as fiercer,
and the two vaiiet es never interbreed,
nor do they nso,-iiie. No man ever
saw a black and tr-.ivn lieat constant
ly together, nor e . r will, and th
elitis are always of : in- one hue or the
oilier. The brown In ar is fo sotne i X
tent a t'.esb cater. I m the hlack bear
will cat llcsh only when urged by ex
treme hunger. It is timorous, atnl
while It will fght ibms will noi offer
battle to matt nub ss driven cra.y by
a wound iu the b nd I' is a seeker
after the nests of wild bus. and a
bint of ihe honey seen. clways to
linger iu its th sh. Il is touud in the
hills of northwestern Mei.-.i picnic
ously. I ut is not eoiiiim.n in this par:
of the great Kocky range. The moun
tain variety is something lankier and
more active than its lno'lu-r which
lives iu the lowlands. It; , i not
any more dangerous. Former Gover
nor P.ieheco. of California. ,s well
known in the West from his loudness
for nqiiug these bears and dr.-iLgiug
them to death. Tin- soon is s;.ci-iaeu-lar.
and caleulaltil to make a i.iv. ing
impression upon a temlerfoo; but
there is little danger in ii.
A Trick oT liolil t'ulni'i..
A favorite trick Willi coiners of g-dd
is to take a genuine sovereign, and by
drilling or sluicing remove as much as
possible of the interior gold, tilling r.p
ihe cavity with platinum, so as to pre
serve the proper v.eight and ring. I'.y
these artifices the sovereign los-s half
of even as much as three-quarters of
iis intrinsic value, while retaining the
unmistakable appearance of a gooii
Probably none lull au expert : ii-i
could detect llicso impost uivs. Inn in'
ordinary spurious coin made from
pewter, antimony, lend ami sliuila.
base metals can almost invariably bo
detected by one of the following tests:
If ou rubbing tbo coin with a mois
tened linger the bright metal appears
under the worn and dirty surface yo,t
may be sure the coin is couiiiei;Vi:.
The practice of biting the coin, cm
moll to many people, is excellent, for
the suprioiis eoin is always "gritty"
as distinguished from the smoo; hues
of a g. inline coin; and if you r i 1 1 . 1 thai
your suspicious coin will make a mark
on a shite you may be sure that there
is good ground for your distrust. Tit
Bits. A Vie-t Gum Ifeclon.
There is a vast territory in Noincra
Maine from which gum comes, a re
gion larger than ihe Suite cf Masa
cllllsetts. covered by deep spruce for
est. broken etiiy l v lake- and streams.
Out -. '.bis leg i.i I he sp,-;:-,g ,o.,ie
re any men I- ;:r.ir- tie-ir packs o.' g.un
on th'-ir b-ii-k. Some hive d-' i:e,
their whole t.rne lor tli win:e,- t,-
gathering guiv. ocis have ,
lined Willi lit.- Vefk IV.'lo'cie.
bearing animal- A numo.-:- e;' gu
who in the ii-ir:ig and bnni.ng
son traverse lio- woods with pa
of sportsmen, devote their witilei
l!ot I'eti'oletim For lCimil MttUlnx.
Caiiforiiia bus discovered a m w
ineilicil ef making good roads. It is in
the use of hot. erude petroleum as a
The nrt oi road making is proba
bly more important than nny
other n cf llian'a nceomplish
i. tents. It is i.uly iu recent years that
Americans, outside of a few of the
nidi r settlements, have begun to ap
preciate the full commercial and so
cial ailvauiages of good roads, and to
i m i l. rage their building through lib
eral impropriations of public money
from Slate, county r.nd township
No sooner was such work begun
than there arose serious questions in
many localities as to what material
was best for the local production of
Where slum war, cheap nnd plenti
ful it naturally became the accepted
rond making material, but even in
such sections a stone rond Is not :il
wavs the most satisfactory. Farth
roads, l.iatle of sand or gravel, which
contain good eeiiu tiling material, such
as proper nr.mixtures i f loam, clay or
l.vu oivr. make roads much smoother
am! more pleasant to drive ever while
not so I'kclv to be i.npleasant from
Such reads are much cheaper to
build, for hardly a locality can be
1 'wild which does not contain some
bandy bed of fair road inaking ma
terial. In many sections the natural
soil is till that is needed to make good
reads for fair weather use. Such roads,
however, ate sure to suffer under the J
stress of winter rains nud frosts and j
uniimer droughts, nnd break up badly, i
Sell was tic situation iu Fresno
wb. n the working of California's new (
oil bud made petroleum cheap nml ;
suggested its use on the roads. Tie?
idea probably came from the us:- of ,
petroleum refuse on railrond tracks to
keep down dust. I'sing the jictroleuu
hot is n new idea.
The hot oil cements the sand. loam. ;
flay and gravid and makes the road
bed l oth dustlcss and waterproof. It
makes the roadbed material pack un
der a heavy use and Its qualities im-
prow as the tlosrs of oil are repeated. 1
Hcpovts from Sail F.crnardiuo Conn-
tV MIV 1 ll.lt ltO Lam In t ull .. .n j
...v t.-eu nine oi roao. .noi in. ii
even at St.H a barrel the oil is found
cheaper than sprinkling with water
for keeping down the dust, while all it
ruber advantages are, as it were,
thrown in.- New York Journal.
fllil llllK (iOlM. llMlll.
Siale Kngliiecr P.oud is the execu
tive head of the good rends movement
In New York. It involves a vast
amount of bard work, but he is inter
r;o! in it personally to such a degre-.1
thai ihe labor of traveling about the
Slav and inspecting the loads under
Improvement or of drawing up the
plans for iniproviug the roads here in
Albany is done with pleasure and r.esi.
"The good road, the trolley, the au
tomobile, the bicycle nnd the locomo
bile." he said a few days ago. "will de
stroy the anarchist party, for they will
take i in- workiniHiinn out of the city
into ihe country and give him a picas
:.nt homo. Those blocks of tenement
bouse;; in New York, we shall all hope,
v.-Ill ia lime be superseded by the man
nfaciory and oilier business concerns,
find tli" underground road, the trol
leys, ail.oiuoblles, the good roads and
the bicycles will enable the work.ng
iia'ti to live live miles In the country."
"Will you expend the SI'JiUHKJ np
proprlat.d by the Legislature this
year for good roads?" Mr. Hotid was
Ve. every penny of it. I have just
b en down to Ncwburg to have achat
with Governor Odcll concern. ng the
improvement ef the roads and other
subjects lilaiive to the work of this
d.'partmeii:. The Itoad Improvement
Company, organized by F.dward II.
llarriinan. which has the ion tract for
Improving the roads of Orange Coun
ty, has already expended SH.ikhi on
r.iad improvement machinery. We are
building and improving dirt rond for
fourieiii miles west of Ncwburg. I
told the Governor it wns un experi
ment. 1 don't know whether such a
lead will last. Where v.e can wc put
gravel on such a read. The c0 ;t of
the Orange County vo::ds will Uot be
over $1000 a mile."
A Toorlv Mali lied Teaie.
In their z al for automobile pro
gress or for good roads ardeiit auu
niobilists and good roads advocates
es we all should be. are constantly
'upling two movements of very line
p:.;l natural speed. The tortoise and
.be bare a re ha messed under the s.v.ii"
yol.o. in ihe hope that the good roads
i-ir:-i!se, built for slow progress, may
be accelerated Miniewl.at by its more
rapid i onipanion. The improvement
if t oads is pronounced absolutely cs
scii'ial for automobile advancement,
a i' cinu to which tii- Amcro an auto-i.i.-'i:!.'
buihl'T and user will not sir
s. i,l '. I hough obvious, it seems to
r'e'oked that spry autoniobilism
r',1 with a -iniiuinl energy to
,io a'.I obstacles by its own in-
v.iaiiiy. mnsi needs suffer im-
.li.ii of :i running nv.tc which
!. 1 to crawl siorvly over prcju
r. '. al fi'rsrriiciion'- and official
,:n : - Au:oioo'.ule Topic?.
Tte uloai of Haying Graee.
i.ice ai boat is not n modern or
It existed among the Jews
il clas:ea.l nncieiils. The latti r
i made an offering to the gods,
ic-e t in savin;;, "Always leave some
t ota will be made.
:" rj-.IED CY IV.'DJIUSCANDS.
r.eniai l.:il.Ie re In I iiglaml i:rralleil ly
(lie- in A mrrica.
A pt-.ei. ef i ',), ri ;i urk.-'ble iuinno
ef co:i'i:gal il.-voi ion v.-cleli has re
i em !y be n d, splayed ! y .'I.'. Caiinoti.
0. " I 'in" una! ;. i'l bi I::,.'iii'.' bis vvifo'.i
body from Ai.ie.ici lo lor nat've
j'lace ia this eouiil y lo.' imcrmen'.
says the l.-mdou (;,.' . i, is itiicrcsV
i:ig lo recall a si.in. v, o il similar, but
veil I, lore reman; 1c story which is
record, d .1' Lord I al mm,, cidi sr son
.f .Limes, r.'ennd Larl of llosebery.
'.'bis young nobii nutii. who ilb'd i
17.". mi'i in Loudon come yen1' previ
i us to his ill nth a icily with whom ho
fell violently ii love and whom lie
pers'ii: detl to marry him. The mnr
r'age. thoiigli lonciale.l from the rela
tives a I o il ii side-, proved lo be an
txlreiiiely happy ot.e. the pair living
io-.; i her in the g-iaiest harmony until
ibe lady was over.akcu by a iiior'al
illness. Wiieii assured tiiai she was
('.vltig she ::.- e I for a pencil and paper
and wrote th following ia-'ssage: "I
mil Ibe wife of the Uev. Mr. Cough
recto- of Thorpe iu i.ssi s. My
naiilcti name was c. ('antVin. nnd to."
las; reiicsl W lo ic burled at Thorpe."
In what ci. cuuiMaiii i s she bad de
serted le r husband docs not appear,
hut I.i, ,d I'alimny protested 1 licit h?
1. uew uot li'n-: nf her former marriage,
mid i : 1 1 1 i 1 1 dlati 'y -ei about fuUilliir,
her last wish'--:. lie ha I ibe body ein
balim d m l i:cli -, d in .i clcst. and
lb. f. fiidi r ihe i';:.--.iiiied name of
Willimiis. br !,t it to Ihigland.
l.lin:il..r lil ColehiMer C the chest
was Mispccii .1 by ihe en-ioins house
officers ef cn!;t:i!tsi,g li.uggl"il good
and was op, i... by thei i. to ihe great
distress of ll b"n .:vtd hiisbatiil. win
grew almo -i distrm ti d under the
ilri i-i sitsjilel-n v. h'ch iii'iisc v.-hoii
Its 1-. ,ll eoie.i't'ts V.e", rev. aid1.
However, after iufuiite ildliciilty. h"
Slleeeedi d ill ei tivcying the body to
Thorpe, and when ii had been placed
in the church on an open bier, loo'.; his
scat beside i'. ld 'l':lv absorbed ill
grief, the : ci t: h.i li".; r. 'tiinded :t
bystander .." "ib.mco aid .lul'it." Ar
leligih he gave a full e-piaieitloU of
tic i I I'ei 1 1 1 1 s t a U ei s if his marriage,
mid 'r. Cough v as .cm to come
nml Identify bis wife, whleli the latter"
gentleman did wlihcr.i a iiiomeiit'.s
besitatioli. 'Ihe iMeeting lielweell the
sorrow strlck. ti young and i lie indig
nant hi-.sbau.l was de-ci i I : i! as a most
niov'.u-- oio-. but ir-ii'M-r :.'iinc.l In
clined to waive bis rig hi lo the other,
though ef th' ii,' i Lord I ir.lnieny was
the ii'iis' :n" ions to dti home,- lo the
ileeeaMi'. He laid a splendid cotbll
inaile for her. and i'"llowod her oody
,.. -at... : 1... w : met bv Mr.
Cough, and in ikeir pr.-sai-:' the Imr al
was performed with all duo r oleinniiy ;
ibus probably furnishing the only in
stance ou record ef a woman being
attended lo her grave by two hus
bands a: lb same lima. 1 mmedintelr
nfler the i-'rcii'. ii. y Lord Paltuonv b'l'F
for l.oia'e.!!. nppmvi'iiy inconsolable at
his loss. Iu the p crave be is de
scribed as unmarried.
M-unifm-tiuing ti lirli-t.il Mil:.
Anilieial silk can be made oil! e
g'.ue, thus il mo'.-.-iraiiug tba: our an
ee:.tors were noi : . foolis'i and Ignor
ant as we like to think. So I'm' as Wvi
judge I here w as no reason why
l hoy' should noi have made Ibe pt'o
voro reai'.. "You cau'l m :ke a sillv
iW s 11'
li.iii't -ay tha;. Tli.-y ir-.'d auolhe.
sll.llle. 'l":-y Were slr.arl enough. A I'
ll r lalilng all the iri.uide lo make a
.roi'tb tloy did im: pmpose to have
M-Ii-m-e get ihe iauah on Cram by mak
ing s'lk out of cows' 1 i's and bonis.
Tlic g.-laiine is di-.-oiv,i in wau-r to
the proper consistency, I'yed mid
forced through t.ny gla-s uilies an
iviio ihe ei Ilulose silk. L is really a:i
milinal proiiu. t I'ke i!ie silkwori.t sill:,
bin Ihe liialii iaci ur.rs have not yet
been able to gc; the appliances! for
w ater pro.iiing tin- i bread Willi the
vapor of formaline iliat lie- silkworm
has which seer. :. s . -ame drug for
the same p.ojcs-. Al-o. it is quito
.'..llicull to dry lb tar, ad quickly oil
il.c carrying belts. f,.r y. u can easily
s.e that tiny call!;.! be made Very
l..i:g. I suppo-e every one that reads
ibis will instantly tiiltik it would be
easy to dry the i breads if tlio room
were made warm. bin. unfortunately,
warmth ami moisture to-.;eilier ha .
ihe property of making the glue so'ficr.
Another dilliculiy is thai the silk must
be dyed before it i--- spun, and as gela
tine has a way of no- being the same
shade for the Minn- quality of sticki
ness, i: is pretty 'card to toil what
color yon will ge, lil! i. is dry. If Ibe
pun thtvnds :,.v ,,,.al,,-d in lb- dye
pet tiie sn-.IV thinks thin ibis is a. new
-.ay of making wine jeily. and makes
all possible haste to change itself from
dress gecd Into .! ssert. S'.lll. it
makes a very p.oity silk if you don't
wear It out in a r.i ltitov:il. Ainslco'a
An Ol.l I. an. I (limit.
.1. 11. P.lako'iian brought io 'if Jour
nal ollb-e a land grant to property iu
w Ian was lormeily irginia. Th"
deed is slgiud by Ceveri.o;- l'atricl;
Henry at Kichmeiid en "Jlili day
of April. It's'., and primed nu sheep
skin. Til' land eoiissls of U.'tH mi'i'S,
mid is now locale. I ou P.ack Creek.
birrar.l Cm. i:'.. x miles from I.nii
ci,'. -. Mr. li, .:'. ! 'im got tie- deed
Irom .lobn V;ri:iders. i.ln lives ill
(larrar.l Mr Saunders married .a
;;;i! grm.daiighter ..f !'bj;.'i Walker,
io whom ihe ,!,.., wa-- .is.- 'cn-d. and
i ho was th .lelfat,. ' Mrs. .1. H.
' c !;:" '! 1: , 1 is V ei'e-- with
: ... ..-..! 'I. m e g i .!. Iy egible.-
'Mu- y zt en I ml: of die I'l-nial.
'Ii.e I.i' llaio'l 1 a iter, the (lelleil
iiviiiufaet. cue said of the article
lh.;i !: ! Ic e': him licli: "It has done
I. n. sh.ee it emiie into
use. I ban lb' sw.cd. while who can
fiuiucinte the libcis it l:?s written?'