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A SPIDER'S PREDICTION.
KOW IT CONTRIBUTED TO THE
DOWNFALL OF UTRECHT.
The Insect's Prophecy ed riche-rra to
Wait and Attack Holland's Stroncuold.
It Foretold a Cold Spell -is Joaval's
Observations Gave Him liberty.
A narrow prison cell, a wan and haggard
inmate, gloom and damp.
A single window only, barely a foot
square, heavily barred and six feet, at
least, from the ground.
Prostrate upon a -wretched heap of straw
in a corner was the prisoner, not asleep,
but watching intently; and watching
what? One mifiht guess a dozen times
aad yet not hit upon the truth.
And the prisoner, upon his side upon his
heap of straw, his chin resting upon his
hand and his elbow fixed upon the floor,
watched a large spider's web spun in the
A carious place for a spider to rear his
airy castle a corner of that dark cell
where the sunlight never came and fine
fat flies were few and far between.
For no crime had the Frenchman suf
fered, for Dis Jonval was a Frank, born
and bred. He had simply talked of liberty
and equal rights to man within the do
minion of the potent stadtholder of Hol
land. At first the Frenchman rejoiced that the
martyr's fate was his, and when he dis
covered the spider in the corner of the
dungeon he talked to him of liberty and
brotherhood. But even the spider fljed
from the sanguine republican. And Jas
weeks grew into months Dis Jonval grew
weary of his confinement and pined for the
free air of heaven. The stadtholder was
iron, tears and prayers moved him not a
jot. Then, too, the "tricolor" menaced
Holland, and the French general, Piche
gru, with a large force, was hovering on
the frontier like some huge bird of prey
preparing for a swoop upon his quarry.
The Bpider, too, was a constant source of
consolation, and from long observations of
the habits of his black friend the French
man became wise. The spider never ap
peared during bad weather, and Dis Jonval
was able to predict f rofet at least a week
previous to its coming simply by watching
the spider's movements and noting his own
feelings, for he had observed that when the
spider kept securely housed he (the French
man) was usually troubled with a bad
And while Dis Jonval was amusing him
self with these interesting observations
troublous times came to Holland.
Pichegru, with an overwhelming force,
advanced suddenly across the border. The
stadtholder did not attempt to dispute the
march of the Frenchman. He simply re
tired, and when the French army was well
in the center of the land ho adopted
against the invaders the old time tactics
that years before had baffled Spanish Alva,
and had cost a French king's brother, the
Duke of Anjou, a splendid army. The
word was given and the dykes were cut; a
flat country, the greater part of it below
the level of the sea, Pichegru found in the
Holland seas a far greater foe than was
the Holland armies. The Dutchland was
all a swamp; the Frenchman could not
advance; could hardly retreat; the fate of
Anjou and his gallant army seemed in
store for him. He had waited until winter
set in before he had given the command
for the forward movement, for the wily
Gaul had anticipated the tactics of the
Holland commander. But the weather
had suddenly shifted around, and an al
most summer mildness reigned over the
l.tnd. And affairs were thus on the morn
ing when the prisoner of Utrecht lay at
full length upon his pallet and watched
for his friend the spider.
The jailer brought the prisoner his break
fast, a sorry repast enough, for the prudent
Dutchman knew that there was nothing
like simple food to reduce hot blood and
curb impetuous wills.
"You do not eat, mynheer," said the
jailer, who leaned by the door, swung his
keys musically and watched the prisoner.
"I have little appetite."
"That is bul," the jailer remarked
thoughtfully; "mynheer should eat and
keep his strength."
Dis Jonval made a wry face.
"Bah! such food as this is enough to take
away the appetite of a well man, let alone
a sick man," the Frenchman said.
"That is true, mynheer," the jailer re
plied; "the food is coarse, but I will see
that you have a better dinner, although I
go against my instructions and would suf
fer if the government should find it out."
"The matter is between us two," Dis
Jonval rejoined. "I shall say nothing, and
- 1 judge that you will not care to speak of
"I feel more inclined to do you a kind
ness, mynheer, because two days ago I
thought it might be probable that wo
should change places you become the
jailer and I the prisoner."
"How so?" asked the Frenchman in as
tonishment. Tho jailer then related to Dis Jonval
what had transpired during the past week.
He told of Pichegru's advance, how the
French general had threatened the capture
of Utrecht, ,and had only been prevented
from taking tEe town bythecutting of the
dykes and the flooding of the country with
water. . - - .- -
"You see, mynheer," said the jaler in
conclusion, "your countrymen depended
upon hard weather. If arost had come
he certainly would have taken the city, but
as it is he will soon ha e to retreat to Bel
gium." "Hark ye, Botolf,"said Dis Jonval, "if I
could get a note to Pichegru he would bo
sure to procure my release by intercession
with the stadtholder, pos&ibly by exchang
ing a prisoner for me. Now will you do
me a good turn give me pen, ink and pa
per, and afterward smuggle the uota
through the line to the French general'"
"I could do that easily enough," the
jailer said, thoughtfully. "My brother is
turning a pretty penny now by supplying
Pichegru with fresh provisions, but" and
"Do not fear; what possible information
can I, a poor, helpless prisoner, convey to
"That is true," the jailer said. "It is a
Great was the astonishment of the
French general to receive a note dated
from tho prison of Utrecht. And what did
the note contain?
A simple explanation .bout the spider,
who had not appeared for three day,, and
the writer's headache. Within a week he
predicted a hard frost and prayed Pichegru
not to fall b. it.
The general knew Dis Jonval; he resolved
to wait a week, and tl, true prophet, O
spider! there came the hardest frost that
Holland had known for 100 years. The
waters were bound with an icy chain. The
French advanced, Utrecht fell and Dis
Jonval was released. To the spider warn
ing the prisoner of Utrecht owed his re
lea Atlanta Constitution
" Vaen Baby as s:, jjaTe her C.3 iorls,
"When she is a. Child, she cried forCastorla,
When she because MUs, she clung to Ctona,
Wkea si had ChiUrc a. she cave Uj Cto ria,
Wichita Wholesale & Manufacturing Houses.
The houses siven below are reDresentative ones in their line, and thoroughly reliable. They are furnished thus for ready refer
ence for the South generally, as well as for city and suburban buyers. Dealers and inquirers should correspond direcl
with names given.
GLOBE -. IRON --.WORKS,
Steam Engines. Boilers and Pumps, and Dealers in Brass Goods. Rubber and
Hemp Packing, Steam Fittings, Etc. Repairing of all Kinds of Ma
chinery a Specialty. Orders promptly filled for all ind
of Sheet Iron Work. All kinds of castings made.
A. FLAGG-, Proprietor. Wichita, Kansas.
Whole e aad Retail Dealers In
FIELD GARDEN MB FLOWER SEED.
Orders by mall ca cfully and promptly filled.
G19 East Douglas Ave. Wichita, Kan
Tiie Stewart Iron Works,
Architectural, Wrought and Cast
Iron Work for Buildings.
Factory: South Washington Avenue
TO ART DEALERS AND ARTISTS.
Artist' Material. Pictures, jrouldlnps and Frames
holesalo and retail. Catalogue free.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED.
F. P. MAETIS, 114 Market St.
dM-tt 1ELEPUO.se -
Pianos and Organs
Sheet music and book"?. All kinds o nmlca
poods. I5ras band and orchestra mic E3Mala
fctreet. Wichita, Kansas.
TILE CEYSTAL ICE COMP AIY
Kowrady to supply all wishing their Pure Dlslltl
( d Water ice, at iinal prices. Office and Factory
for. Osage and Pearl htreets. West Side. Order
Books it W. W. Ptarce 106 East Douglas Are. and
Occidental Hotel Cor. hecoud and Main.
telephone Nc SU. J.A.SOriN
dill tf Seer ft
Manufacturing -. Confectioner
And jobber in Figs, Dates, Cigars, Foreign and Domestic Nuts, Cider,
Paper ags, Paper Boxes. Candy Jars, Trays, Etc.
21o and 217 South Main St., Wichita, Kansas.
THE C E. POT1S DRUG CO.
(Formerly Charles E. Potts Co., Cincinnati, O.)
Goods Sold at St. Louis and Kansas City Prices.
233 and 235 South Main Street, - - - - Wicliita, Kansas.
"W" liolesale Cigars,
BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING, WICHITA, KANSAS.
Our Iralns brands or 5 cent cigar are La JIarca De Ierito. La Flor De Stadley, La Perticlo. Key
Flone, Kinjr lorn. Havunah Clcarroa. Merchants sending in orders ill receive prompt attention, all
goods guarantied. Wo also carry a full nne of Key "N est Imported and Domestic Goods.
THE WICHITA OYEKALL A ED SfflET MKTJFACTUEING CO.
31AM KACnTI!LK AVI) JOBBERS OF
Overalls, Jeans, Cassimere and Cottonade Pants; Duck Lined Coats and Vests;
Fancy Flannel and Col ton Ovei-bliirU; Canton Flannel
IJmlcvslm-ts, Drawers, Etc.
Iaclory and Salesroom J39 h.'iojieka, Wichita. Correspondence Solicited
A MINER'S QUEER BEQUEST.
Hit Pal Gave Up 85,000 and Secnred a
Fortune by Ulsobejlnjr tho "Will.
Tbe other day we met on Kearney street
an old timo Washoe acquaintance called
Jem Briggs, whose usually well worn
miner's appearance was on this occasion re
placed by a gorgeous display of velvet vest,
check pants, red scarf and ponderous
watch chain, while his honest and simple
face shone above these evidences of pros
perity with the placid contentment of a
full harvest moon.
"Hello, Jem," we said; "glad to see you
lookinp so prosperous. Must have struck
it rich recently."
"So I have," said Jem, and then as his
tanned face saddened a little he continued,
"but I had a mighty tough loss, though.
My partner, Ned Bimber you remember
Ned has gone up the shaft."
"Yes; I'll tell you how it was. You see.
Xed and I had a quarrel about two years
ago. Don't matter now what it was all
about. Hebbe Ned was wrong, aud inebba
1 was, but all tho same neither of us
would back down coupl'er fools, you'll
say, and so we were, and the upshot was
that we parted, and agreed never to speak
to each other again."
' Aud didn't you?"
"No, sir; more shame for us, as wo had
been pardst thick and thin, for fifteen years
together. Well, about six months after
that Ned got a good gravel claim up on the
Feather, where they've been turning the
rier bed, and he struck it rich cleaned up
nigh on to $250,000 in tea months."
"And how were you getting on?"
"Oh! clean brokcl Working up at Gold
Hill for $3 a day. Well I was kinder'
sneakin' glad to learn of Ned's luck, for all
we were outs; but the next thing I heard
was that he'd been killed by the bank's cav
ing in on him. He lived just long enough to
make his will. Well, the lawyers wrote
as how Ned was worth just about t0,000,
and the will gave 5,000 apiece to each of
three distant cousins of his'n they had all
come out from the east when they heard of
Ned's find and the same amount to me.
mind you, just as though we hadn't quar
relled. But Ned allers was a 'centric sort
of cuss, and the will provided that none of
us should get the money if we attended tbe
funeral. He didn't W3nt anybody at the
funeral but just the undertaker. The will
said be had 'lived lonely, and he wanted to
be buried lonely.' Them's just the words,
and I felt they were intended for me, sure.
The dh-position of the rest of the estate
about $200,000 was provided for in an
other codicil, to be opened the day after the
funeral, but we all suposed it was donated
to a charitable object, for Ned hadn't any
km 'ceptin' the cousins."
"Of course you stayed away from the
"That's just the point. Somehow I felt
so miserable and downhearted you see
Ned was the onliest partner I ever had
that I determined to go and see him sent
down on his last cage anyway, money or
no money, and I did."
"And the consinsr"'
"None of 'em went. Fact is they were
so disgusted at the 'divvy that they cleared
out down to 'Frisco to see about breaking
C.Eisenm ayer sr. Milling and Elevator Co, o
u.i.t.aH v-tn mrrr a full line of hard and soft
trheat flour at their agency tils city. Send for
prices and camples.
OTTO WEISS, Agent, 253 If Slain. Wichita.
SWAB & GLOSSER,
And Jobbers of Woolens and Tail
145 IV Main Street, - Wicliita.
WICHITA BOTTLING AYOBKS,
OITO ZIMMERMAN!.'. Prop.
Bottlers of Ginger Ale. Champagne
Cider, Sada Water, StandardNerve
Food, also General Western
Agents for Win. J.Lemp's Extra Pale.
Cor. First and Waco Sts., - Wichita.
TWn1plA nnA TLtM-
Telephone ICo. 157,
110 North Water street.
216 e douglas ate.
Physicians : Supplies.
And Fur cical Instruments, Send for our Illustra
the will. So I was the only mourner at tna
funeral. My friends all thought I was fit
for the crazy house to throw away the
$5,000 like thatwell, I just couldn't help
it. It turned out, though, to be tho best
lead I ever struck."
"How was that?"
"Why tbe next day when the main will
was opened we found it really gave the
entire balance of the clean up to whichever
of us four disobeyed the condition for the
5,000 bequests. So you see I came in for
the whole lump just like a knife. And do
you know, as sure as gun's iron I shall all
ers believe that Ned put up the whole job
a purpose 'cause he knowed I'd be thar 1"
San Francisco Examiner.
Aurora, the goddess of the morning, was
lamenting among the gods that she, who
was so much praised by mankind, was so
little loved and sought after by them, and
least of all by those who sang of her and
praised her most.
"Grieve not at thy fate." said the goddess
of wisdom; "is not mine the same? And
consider, too," continued she, "who aro
those that neglect thee, and for what rivals
they de&ert thee. Behold how, whilst thou
art passing by, they lie buried in the arms
of sfcep and waste away body and soul. )
Besides, hast thon not friends, hast thou
not votaries enough? All creation honors i
thee; all the flowers awake and deck them
selves in thy rosy light, in new bridal
"The choir of birds welcomes thee; each
contrives some new device to hail thy brief
visiu. The industrious husbandman, the.1
studious sage do not neglect thee; tthey
dnnk from the cup which thou profferest
health and-strength, quiet and long life,
doubly welcome in that they enjoy thee,
undisturbed by the noisy rout of sleeping
fools. Dosuthou dream it little happiness
to bo beloved, and be unapproached by the
multitude? 'Tis the highest pleasure of
love among God and men."
Aurora blushed at her groundless com
plaints, and every fair one who is pure and
innocent like her desires the same good
fortune for herself. New York Ledger.
The CommerM of Finland.
Finland is visited yearly by about 10,000
vessels, bringing rather more than 1,250,000
tons of merchandise, and carrying away
about the same. The exports from Fin
land are. for the greater part, forest pro
ducts, half being of planks, dea. fire
wood, etc., with 3 per cent, of tar. Farm
produce, chiefly butter, forms an additional
15 per cent, of the whole: agricultural pro
ducts 3 per cent, more, game and lish
another 3 per cent.; and various manufac
turesiron, tissues and paper 15 percent,
more. On the other hand, the goods brought
into the country are fabrics, grain, metaLij
sugar, cotton, tobacco, wine, oil aad brandy.
The exchanges with foreign countries are
made to the extent of 70 per cen.t. by the
ships of Finland, of which the commercial
fleet numbers 1.600 vessels having 250,000
tons burden There is no lack of com
munication by water. Henry Lansdell, D.
D in Harper's.
The Glass Snake.
People say there is no such thing a a
class fcnake, but they are istais It la
.?vagf4.ifeiw -i'Bw-?.?(slis.',J-w . a.'.
Cigar Headquarters. Cor. Mam and First Streets,
W. T. BISHOP & SONS,
Send Us a Trial Order or Call and See Us,
GrETTO -McOLUlNGf BOOT AXD SHOE CO.,
BOOTS :&: SHOES.
All goods of our own manufacture warranted. Orders by mail
promptly and carefully filled.
135 and 137 f Market Street, Wichita, Kansas.
THE JOHNSTON & LARIMER DRY GOODS CO.,
Dry : Goods, : Motions : and : RirnisMng : Goods.
Complete Stock in ail the Departments.
119, 121 123 T Topeka Ave. Wichita, Kansas.
EOTAL SPICE MILLS,
Jobbers and Manufacturers, Teas.
Coffees, Spice3, Extracts, JJafcin;;
Povrders, Uluing, Cigars, Etc.
112 and 114 Emporia Ave.
BURR FURNITURE CO.,
Wholesale and Be II
123 East Douglas Ave.
Wholesale and Ketall
J Coal, Gravel Roofing, Roofing and
Telephone 1W. Jlb St. and 4th Aie, Wichita. Kan.
E. VAIL & CO.,
CLOCKS AND SILYERTTEAR.
106 E Douglas Ave., - Wichita.
Arkansas Valley Fence Company
Steel Wire and Picket Fence.
Dealers in Hardware, Lumlber; Imple
ments or General Md&e. Write for
agency and prices. 109 Wicliita St.,
Wicliita, Ka:-. 7S
WICHITA WIIOLESAIiE GHOCEPtY CO.,
OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE 213 TO 223 SOUTH MARKET STREET.
Keep everything in the grocery line, show cases, Scales and grocers fixture?.
Sole agents for the state lor "Grand Hepuhlic" cigars, also sole proprietors of
the "Royalty" and "La Innocencia" brandu. j
LEHilANIs-HIGGIlTSON GROCER CO.,
203 AND 205 N.
Are now ready for Imfeiness. Keep a Full Line of Staple and Fancy Groceries
Woodenwaro and Motions.
true this reptile is not very common, ana
is becoming more and more rare, but it is
still occasionally to be found. The pecu
liarity of the snake is its joints are so
loosely connected that if you strike it with
a stick it breaks into half a dozen or mora
pieces. The old superstition was that the
1 pieces would reunite if let alone. There is
no truth about this part ot tne story,
though, like many other creatures of the
lower order, this snake is believed to have
the power of reproducing a portion of its
tail should a part be broken off. But when
thoroughty broken up by a hard blow the
joint snake, as they call it in the country,
is quite dead, and the ease with which it is
killed accounts for its rapid extinction.
Interview in St. Louis Globe-Democ it.
HINTS FOR FEEDING THE BABY.
Tonne Mothers Need Kot Be Afraid or
Good Cow'i MUk for Their Infants.
To the delicate young mothers who are
phvsically unadapted to nursing children,
and who are unable, if they so desired, to
obtain a wet nurse. I send the following
directions for feeding a child witn cow's
milk through the medium of the much
abused patent nursing bottle
For their encouragement allow me to say
that I believe a careful, intelligent mother
may bring up her children in perfect
health by so called artificial feeding, sani
tary and other conditions being good. I
have cared for two children, and I am fa
miliar with the catalogue of evils attend
ant upon the use of the nursing bottle only
through the columns of various periodicals.
And so, dear little moihers, if tnere are
good reasons why you should not nurse
your baby with mother's milk, do not be
come discouraged if your mother-in-law or
nurse speaks disparagingly of every other
way of bringing up a family; but direct
the nurse to give the little one warmed
cow's milk diluted one-half with boiled
water. If the weather is warm she should
also add a small quantity of lime water,
not enough to affect the taste of the milk
When possible, fresh miik should be pro
cured night and morning. It should be
diluted at once with the boiled water, and
set away in a cool placa ready for use.
After the child a few months old the
proportion of milk may be increased until
it is able to digest undiluted milk.
A child should not be given solid food
until it is two years old- Any wise physi
cian will advise liquid food dnnns the
period of dentition.
About caring for the bottle for upon its
cleanliness depends its successful use it
and its patent attachment may b- kept as
clean as a cup. In order to save the tremble
of cleaning a bottle at an inconvenient
hour, and that a froh bottle may be ready
for use during the night aad otar for
the morning, one should wsys be sup
plied with thrte well ftied buttles. Thtrs
av all be cleaned in th- morning at oners
leisure, with hot water atd soda. After
that one bottle will Usually sve during
the day bv carefully rinsing the :ube and
bottle after each period of -ursmit A
bottle should not remain in thecradie after
the child's hanger Is satisfied, as the milk
will become stale, and perhaps turn sour.
In cleaning the bonis and tub one need
not fear to te the brushs tali by the
"SS. j-t -aSis , s-'s- awrfi
A new -process dry compressed yeast
cake. Quick, bti-oug and sweet. Al
ways in the house ready for use, and
will keep a year. Price Gc a packag
Factory cor. Kellogg Mosley Ave
J. A. BISHOP,
"Wholesale and Retail
Paints, Oils and Glass.
150 X Market St., Wichita, Kan
Photograhers' , Supplies!
102 E Douglas A venue.
Wicliita, Kan. Telephone Connection
BUTLER & G-RALEY
"Wholesale Dealers in
lob Work of all kinds promptly attended to.
213 South Main, Wicliita. Kan.
CHICAGO LUMBER CO.
WIIOLE3AIL AJfD KKTAIL
Corner First Street and Lawrence ATenue.
Chicago Yards. S5th and Iron ureets, Chicago.
A. fcniith. calemaw. OtcL. Pratt, and Geo. W.
t.ross, Kesldent Partners.
druggist for the purpose. Ir one of lt3
bristles should chance to get loose the
thorough rinsing under a faucet, which
should always be given each part, will
surely remove any obstruction
The tube brush should be used by draw
ing the wire handle through the tube. I
have seen some people stupidly try to work,
the brush end through the tube, thereby
bending and injuring the bristles. When
gas is not available a small oil stove is a
necessity for speedily warming the milk.
The mother should bear m mind that a
baby is a creature of habit, and that one
cannot begin too early to bathe, feed and
otherwise care for it at regular periods.
If the milk should cause constipation,
cathartics should not be given a child, but
instead a small glycerine repository. This
should be given at a certain hour every
mnminp. It neeessarv. It will tend to rec-
ulate the bowel3 without deranging the j
system. KLzabetn JrtoDinson acovn in i
dies Home Journal.
A 'ook for the Mother.
One of the fads of the day is the making
of especial corners in the drawing room. A
capmy over a conch, a table and a chair or
two will give the effect of a tiny room by
itself. A screen will convert a eorner into
a little nook which may partake of the
originator's individuality. Who of us does
not remember "mother's particular cor
ner" in the old fashioned sitting room?
Many of the modern moers are taking a
corner for themselves, and with a chair cr
two, cushions, plants and work table make
a cozy, "homey" nook, just the sort of
spot for the mother. The screen may be
converted into a sort of catch all.
Made with a suostantial frame to pre
vent its being tipped over, it may hold a
side work basket, a shelf for books or even
a lamp. In front of the screen madame's
desk is placed, and at this little shrine the
family and favored friend bow. Tiny
ccrions shaped tables, completely covered
with quaint bric-a-brac, are set here and
there through a large room. Each has its
special collection. Thus one holds Egyp
tian curios scar3bei, sphinxes, mummy
beads and casts of various mummies, or
bronzes of Iis, Osirus and Horns. An
other is given over to old silver, another to j
a collection of tgcshsll teacup, anotner
to Mexican and Aztec pottery. Mr3. Tup
par in Chicago Herald.
Mustache and Beard.
"I think I shall shave o this mustache."
"Don't do it."
"It will give you a bad cold."
"On tbe contrary, good anse. A thus
tache act ha a Meve for tbe air. It is
something like a French respirator warm
ing tbe air before the latter u t-ktn into
the lungs. In the sama fshicn, relatively,
the beard acts as a protection for the threat.
If you cat o that, mustache ycu will not
only catch cd, bat ence xocr longs are
weak you ay again b- taken down by
vour oM malady, plearwy Hence I m
a m stach or b-w-rd keep a aa warm in
winter and cool in summer. Detrott Prte-Pr-.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
- - iS i5i''W" i""
aj-fr? -ffia. ferS",
A PEEP AT THEIR SECRET ORGAN
IZATIONS AND PASSWORDS.
Antiquity of the Order of TIen-Tl How
tbe Society Cae to Be Founded It
Has a Membership That Beaches to All
Parts of World Its Secrecy.
There are three grand secret societies ia
China, the Tien-Ti, "Heaven and Earth,"
or "Triad;" the Wu-Wei Keaou, "White
Lily," or "Do Nothing," and the Ko Lao,
"Elder Brother." Of less important as
sociations the name is legion. All those
cited appear to have some relation to Free
masonry; but it is indirect, no donbt, in
the case of the latter two, which modelled
their procedure upon that of the Tien-Ti.
This tremendous organization is older than
all records. Its supreme grand master if
one there be has more subjects probably
than the pope of Rome. His sway extends
all over China, and, in theory at least, over
all emigrant lodges from the Philippines
to Burmah and San Francisco and Mel
bourne. As for his "potentialities of
wealth," a mere member of the council in
a subordinate lodge may bo worth two
millions sterling. But who he Is or where
he dwells no man knows; the Chinese
government would dearly like to get that
information. If death be the penalty for
belonging to the Tien-Ti in Dutch and
Spanish colonies (in some English also, to
be suspected of belonging entails the same
fate in China. The word must not be ut
tered in presence of natives. With what
patience, tact and labor it must be added
with what good luck Gustave Scblegel
gathered the materials for his striking
book, "The Hung League," under this
state of things may be imagined. So far
as I know, it is still our only authority for
vhe secrets of the association at home. At
Singapore, however, when all Hoeys were
recognized for a good many years before
the suppression lately, abundance of facts
were collected by Mr. Pickering.
HOW TIEX-TI WAS STARTED
Unfortunately, these emigrants have lost
all traditions of the craft in its early form
or it may be they disregard tbe record.
At one point of the ritual, indeed, the lodge
master asks, "Do you know that there is a
Greater and a Less Tien-Ti" and the "van
guard officer" replies, "Yes. The Greater
was founded in heaven, the Lesser at the
waters of the Three Itivors" in Hok-Kien.
But this is all. For unlearned members
the league had its beginning in the year
1674, and perhaps it trill be best, with a
great subject to discuss in little space, to
tell the story of the foundation as recited
in the books of ritual. The Manchu Tar
tars expelled the native dynasty in 1&44
Twenty years later the Eleuth Tartars in
vaded the realm and overran a great part.
The emperor made a desperate appeal to
his subjects, and a certain Buddhist abbot,
Kim-Tat, of Hok-Kien, putting himself at
the head of his monks, drove them out.
But a traitorous general denounced the
victor and received orders to murder him,
which was done, and the monastery burned,
after surprising adventures. Five monks
escaped and took refuge in a temple. As
they walked along the bank of the Sam-Po
they beheld a censer floating, which upon
examination proved to be inscribed, "Over
throw the Cheng; restore the Beng" that
is, "Drive out the Manchus; restore the
native line," So, tinder persecution, the
late defenders of tbe emperor became reb
els. After this a number of miracles oc
curred, all teaching the same lesson.
Fhe horse dealers joined the monks, and
a hermit all very famous in the after
time. They swora brotherhood on the
miraculous censer, adopted its motto, and
prepared to overthrow tho Cheng. A grand
son of the last Chinese emperor revealed
himself, and the insurgents marched under
command of a giant, Ban-Lung. They
met the imperial army at tbe "Mountain
of the Phcemx" and routed it, but Bang
Lung fell in the moment of victory, and
Kin-Lam, second in command, perceived
that the day of success had not jet dawned.
Gathering the army around him he dis
missed each man to his own house, there
to enlist recruits for the good cause, living
always in secret, concealing even their
names. Thus tbe Tien-Ti was founded.
LODGES OF TIEK-TI.
For the mother lodges, with which
Scblegel dealt, this legend doen not repre
sent the establishment but the trans forma
tion of the society. And thus it becomes
intelligible. The original password, almost
forgotten in tho emigrant lodges, was
"Obey heaven and do righteouj,nfss." Men
who accepted that rule of life would sub
mit to a conqueror, as by all accounts tbe
Tien-Ti submitted to the Manchus for
twenty years. But the second emperor, as
we may gucs3, feared and harassed tLem
In the province of Hok-Kien they rose,
stirred up by monks, perhaps, and heatid
by those champions whose names are still
revered. The rebellion was stamped out,
and a charitable brotherhood of high philo
sophic aims developed into a vat con
i-piracy. With scarcely si pau.v it has raised
disturbances, greater or smaller, tlnce that
date. The Taeping rebellion was its work
And every Chinaman, as every Manchu, ij
well assured that sooner or later the Tien
Ti will triumph.
In the first place th original aim of the
society, still professed in China, was the
search for pare light that is. truth The
grand pyrabol of the league is a triangle,
formed by the Chinese character Juh, to
"enter into," like an inverted "V," and
Yih, "one," a dash, thus heaven and earth
combine to "mfcr into" man The trianglo
appears in every ceremony, whil the foot
rule, the scales and weights an laid in tbe
sacred "bushel" upon the altar before the
opening of a lodge. The lodge must be
square, standing duc north. It has four
gates, of which the eastern is holy and bears
two significant inscriptions one declaring
that myriads etreara through when it Ls
opened at the general's command, the
other, "Toward the east, in the wood, it Ls
dilacult to walk fa3t The sun which ap
pears above the bills rtjes la ths eastern
That expression "in the wood" constant
ly recurs, alluding to the persecution which
the initiated -differ After receiving assur
ance that the lodge is "tiled," tht master
asks, "How high, brother, is this lode
Tbe Teong-Li. firsto-icer, replies, "As high
is our eyes can e " "How broad, brotherr"
''As. bread as tbe two capitals aad thirt?n
provinces." meaning ths whofe world.
"Whence do you come'" "I come from the
east." "At what Uxne did yon coe" I
came at sunnse, when the east w light."
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When f. -est Sowers ha faded ia your srasp.
Asd-wh i the lp of life has barsd to waste,
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No iOrtal mind can e'er coecrlr cr drea
Of all the beauty that l orsalped there;
No vjeoa can surpasa the Ktb I saw,
A siht that sons could en r jth in s&arr,
Aad non can seo tha reck oa which I sujJ,
Or t the burdea that ray Lie t wear.
Ad tou mora cruel than the he-rtlcss world
Hare never seen tho heart I cave to ywu
Bat ether voice w 'era as swet as rclaev
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HaTa thT flUed a3 tba measure of your life?
HaTe they yet seen th hope r -ought la you!
Divided o we Jisad. L.ie piir between
Is filled with bitter words and bomluir tmrs:
"Who U remove the deepeoed scars that Uil
Of buned hopes aad devastating fears?
Above the grave ot a departed love.
Life, will not bloom again in comic? year.
Aaala Hi. la New York Ledger.
Tate of a rriical Joknr.
Practical jokes aren't alwx? te for th
jokers. "Witness the eaeof James L. Dan
iel, of Hillman, Ala, The other night he
put on a mask, with the idea of frightening
his brother-in-law, Joe Tarpley. He knocked
at Tarpley's door, forced an'entrance aud
was shot dead He leaves a wife, who is
Tarpley's sister, and five children.
Saving Labor. asAMUNESS.
Ho Odor Vken Heated.
InspectSns tho rnbllc Servant' Quarter.
An incident occurred at the reception of
one of the members of tho cabinet which
afforded a good deal of amusement to tho
hostess and the ladies who wera rccwlviug
with her. While the reception was hi
progress a gentloman and lady, accompa
nied by a boy about lfi year of age, came
iuto tho parlor They were entire Mran
gen to every ouc there, but the lady, witr
complete elf poMon aad an easy man
ner, introduced herself aud her httsband
aud her son to each ono in tho party. In
speaking she betrayed a slight foreign ac
cent. Her husband was evidently an American,
and the trio were genteelly dnwM.nl and
had n well to do appearance. After making
n circuit ot the line of the receiving party
the woman remarked, in a tone that was
audible to every one in the room, "We will
now look through the hoc''
This they proceeded to do with great de
liberation, examiniuK tho paintings and
statuary with critical eyes and making re
marks that every ono heard.
"This is a fine painting,' tbo woman re
marked to her husband an they canto to a
halt before one ot the pictures.
"I suppose that this piecawas Imported,"
she said as they looked at 5omo statuary.
Witn a running fire of comment of this
character tho party amdea tour of th par
lors and then thc turned to th iras
and were about to nsrend when iby war
stopped and informed that th upper pjtrt
of the house was not opro to uwtors. They
then quietly left tho boose with Um nfr of
peopla who had performed a duty in vot
ing one of the public place of ioUrC in
The hcxtwiJ, who was amused by tho In
cident, expressed rcgrot. whn site found
that they had departed, that hi had wot
ascertained who they "A tim aud what hind
of a place they took her aou to be -
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