in the basement vaults, when the
Pekin populate, shaking off oppres
sion, were go"rging themselves on an
orgy of blood. It was from this vault
that he issued orders finally restoring
On the eve of revolutionary suc
cess, Yuan shrewdly outbargained
Dr. Sun Yat Sen, young China's idol,
'fend became president of the repub
' lie. But Dr. Sun is not yet done plot
ting. He is directing the new revo
lution from his Japanese cloister.
The Ashland Clipper tells of a
farmer who was driving along a
country road and encountered one of
his neighbors seated in a buggy with
a stone in either hand'. Occosionally
the horse would turn his head and
look at him, which seemed to be the
signal for the stalled ruralites to
heave another stone. "What is the
matter?" inquired the new arrival.
"I don't mind a horse balking so
much," was the reply, "but I'll be
darned if he is going to turn around
and laugh at me."
NEW ISLAND BORN
A new "Baby" island has been born
to the New Hebrides group of islands,
in the Pacific ocean, just northeast
of Australia. A volcanic eruption
brought the new island above the
water's surface in the spot shown by
the star on the map.
A o r
Having become somewhat accus
tomed to slang and vernacular "In the
speech of the natives of these bloom
ing states, old chap, I engaged in
conversation with a seedy individual
from whom I had reason to expect
a flow of such verbiage. The. fellow
told his story as follows: '
"A consistent series of vicissitudes
has been the fundamental 'basis of
my forlorn and dilapidated condition.
I am now concentrated on the task
of renewing the boon of a weekly'
remuneration by investigating con-'
ditiohs which may have file edifyings
and blissful result of employment at'
a satisfactory stipend. At least, I
trust such a denouement will be the I
fruit of my persistent and respect-"
fully earnest applications." .
My word! '
Corn is still king. It yielded 28 per
cent of the value of all crops in 1913. 1
Wheat was second and hay third, "
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