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THE TCErUBLIC: SUXDAY. OCTOBER 2.". 1D03.
HAPPY HOOLIGAN IS A GREAT JUGGLER.
He Gives a Performance for His Three Little Nephews, His Dog Flip, and His Brother Gloomy Gus.
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tvniTTE.V FOIl THB SUNDAY nOTBLlr
Throush the valley the earth was cov
ered -Rith the pink and white petal from
cherry and ,3 mile tree.
pie hlllrldea were smothered In color
Creeping like apt across a greensward,
delving Into the slues of the mountain
wherever .1 foot could And lodgment, tho
people labored In their agricultural pur
suits whlla the .first sprouts to spring's
awakening-hot to toe tun in the fresh
ness of thejr yoijng life. -
Out on the .bay great worships lay
sullen and quiet.
In the narrows a fighting machine lead
colored and heavy In the light of this
beautiful April morning, had lifted list
anchor and steamed tlowly past quaran
tine and among the score of vessels rep
resenting a. dozen nations.
The arrival of the recruit was accepted
with loud-voiced salutes that reverberated
up the valley and over the hills.
The cup-formed harbor of Nagasaki
with Its cverchanging panorama, present
ed an unwonted actlvlt.
There Has noticeable excitement among
the cruisers, butllrshlps and torpedo
craft, excitement that told of Intense
feeling and feverish haste.
Cable wires had burned with startling
talcs from the Gulf of I'echlll.
Itcprescntames of the civilized coun
tries of the world had been enmefhed In
a. riotous movement that threatened their
Foreign residents 'in all parts of the
Chinese Empire were in danger.
In Tien-Tsin and rekln stout-hearted
men were defending fair women and sweet
children from an avalanche of yellow
flehCs. who fought to the barricades and
stone, defenses with awful tenacity, the
ons'.aughts only telling of the frightful
calamity their success would bring.
rrom the gilded thrones of monarcha
and modest chambent of Ilep.ublics. where
travc and tearful men consulted, orde'rs
had flashed under the seas.
The life of the Hgatlous wan Imperiled.
Ministers and Ambassadors were In the
grasp of an Infuriated and conscience
less maddened rpulce. The allied fleet
bad been directed to rendezvous at Taku.
Upon the hill overlooking the beautiful
bay and Its complement of ships of war
the same alarm was not felt.
The winding road up the steep ascent
was sprinkled with myriads of beings.
Birds were singing and flowers nodding
in the warm sunlight, while a nation
labored in it merriest mood.
The clanking of chains and the hoarse
shouts of m.en casne across the balmy atr
to the mountainside in contrast to the
u!et of this scene.
Perched among the crags, as though
clinging to Its place through special dis
pensation, a Japanese pagoda overlooked
s garden of surpassing peatneis and
beauty. It was the home of a Japanese
peasant, a humble home, with its cheer
The patter of sandaled feet upon the
fcard road, the creaking of a 'rickishaw
and the deep breathing of an exhausted
man caused a commotion under an apple
tret and an excited exclamation. Fair -3
liOl XDIXG I.IKC A IBEIt To TIIK l'lsrvri i-rinx OF THOSE WHO WOULD
Ni'Vl 1IL. I Ht HIM
11." flutters around her sU-n l .- and woll
ruunded llgure. the J.iMii-t nwiil iripiHil
to the wicket gdf. H little brown 1-aml
oer u lieutlng lieurt ami urirlc in her
big blnik ci.
"SdkHtn. why don't Jim talkT What lias
happened? Toll me quickly." Till angrily
and with a stamp or a small foot and a
snap to the nye that caused a handsome,
sturdily built Jap to move uneasily.
Sakatu, the fleetest of XagaMkl's 'rickl-shaw-
boys, had loen well molded. Hit.
shoulders were bread. Ills arms sinewy and
his legs muscular.
"Oh! Kamatche San. It is my devotion,
my devotion to you ami my devotion to
His hat went to the ground ami he faced
"Do not stop. What is it? Tou would
not come to me no early in the day. with
ihe strret thronged with viaUors who
know Sakata and his strength. Why do
you speak of tlie Mlkailo? Quick, 1 am
The angry light In the orbf had dimmed.
The girl looked Into the frank, brutianl
face of the 'rirkislian boy wilh anxiety
anrt vonccrn. Meanwhile, an old woman
labored down ihe path, ami in a cracked
"What brings ou liere. Sakata?"
"Taiwja, I have the summon. Far
across the mo, women ami children are in
danger. The Chinoe are maddened and
bebiego the legations in rekln and threat
en all foreign resident In China.
"An Imperial edict has called out the re
serves. I go to war for my Mikado ami
my countrymen, now In danger from the
yellow devils. I am brave and I am will
ing. My heart will be heavy for Taaaya
and Kamatche San. My Mikado calls.
My life U for htm."
Sakata spoke quickly, ami with conflict
ing emotions. His head was erect as his
Emperor came to his thoughts, and his
A shrill cry of terror from the girl, and
she shivered under tho bent shoulders of
her aged protector. Kamatche San 1 lokei
upen the youth while the t. ars flooded her
velvety checks. There was -n ar cf bc-
wildormmt nml fright which S.ik.ita had
never wru liefure. Child in )ears. she
rouM not comprehend tho sis itilk-a nee uf
a separation which iikmiw mi much to her.
"When di yon go. tiakHta?" Tasuya,
stolid ami cxpreepiookw. anked.
"To-nlghl; the ummon Is nrgriit. I go
now. My mother In to my cood-by. The
regiment will Ik? at Kolie. We sail In two
dajs. The Mikado's warhls are now on
A heartrending cry. a gasp from a sor
rowing soul, ami Kamatche Han was prone
upon the earth, her soltbing form half
hkiden by the flowers ami the greens.
These two hd loved since the day five
years back when a sturdy lad had pulled
a half-drownttl chijd from the waters of
the hay. It was no idle affection.
ly in hla heart the rlcklsha coolie
nurtunil a love tlwt grew in trengtli
'-h day as the fair girl WoH-.mM from
rl.tMh.l. Hia senl ami strength narnnl
him mty dollar in .Vacasaki. and It sua
the Iwi cfTorts of III llfo lliat prcv.-nteil
the maid fiom acrrptlng the Fkuery of
the Vwhluara. Hia life and manhood
wcro il.-Milnl 10 her existence.
Sakata was kned for his strength of
character, his failhfulitr. hi eternal il
Mtlinn. ti Mi Kamatciie San had no lark
Sons of wrUhy merchants offered their
fortuucM ami were spunml. She Iovril the
boy with an uuselllsli ardor that was pa
thetic In its intensity. Kamatche San
might have lived In luxury. She pre
ferred the coolie.
Sakara looked upon the quivering figure
nt his feet, ami Into tho moistened fea
ture oT the Hern vlsaged parent. With
an Inarticulate cry he threw hlmtclf be
tide the girl, turned her burning face to
his and dried the tears with his kl&ses. An
hour later they stood at the gate again,
the lad with an air of resolve and his
eyes glistening with a purpose. He
turned the sweet face to the lijht of the
sun and gave his caress of farewell.
The good-by from trembling lips, a cry
cf anguMi frcm Sakata'3 seul and feet
lettered, the 'rickisha creaked noisily
Tlir last las of April hud given way to
Ma). The sun Ihmh uh prettily and the
flower I itoomed In their wonted brill
lail' v. Clouds f Mack wnoke far out at
mm ItrJtltinl to th departuro of Japan's
In the harlMr of Nagasaki merchant
men rolled lazily at their anchors, while
Incoming fctcameni brought passengers
from the iirts of Clihia. people who were
flitlng from their lioineH trrrlned bj the
btt-utli of war whh-li blew fitfully and
with increasing violence across the warm
wattra of tl-e Gulf of rechlll.
Japan offered proleethin for humlnHls
or women ami chihlr who left husbands
and fathers lhlil to meet the mutter
Iiirn of an uprlt-lHR ahins the i-liore of the
Yellow r and from the green valley or
At Toklo. the seat of goxrrninent. thq
'rtckh-lua gae clear prflb l' foam-flecketl
horses, which carried orderlies, upim offi
cial business. White cities upon the com
mofl came In a night.
' They vnuLshed as qulekly, whllo the
trains rumbled In the darkness of the
night as they tore through the treacherous
mountain passes to the seaboard at Kobe.
Ill-dreweil transport received the regi
ments as they embarked, nml the waters
of the Yellow See were lashed by pro
peller an Japair Imperial Heaerves were
hurried to China's Kiw coast at Taku.
From Manila swift transports were
bringing Mue-shlrted boys on tho nine er
rand, wiiile pleturetnie, dark-skinned
soldiers nt British India strained their
black eyes for a wight of the land from
which many would never return.
At ThM-Tsin ami I'ekln brave men were
sending steel bullets Into burden of jellow
ftends. Fearless women bound the Jagged
ami lead-torn wounds of their defenders.
Protected by only a small force of allied
troops, who were dlded by the stout hearts
f the foreign rcid'-nL. women and chil
dren prayed for death In place of tho
nwful tortures the Chinese would infljet
ouco their legions gained the streets of
tui foreign concessions or mounted the
raaiilvo masonry leading to tho legations.
From 1'ekin there were vagub reports,
so mangled and distorted as to quake the
timid and leavo other weak from appre
heneton. Sakata looked from tha taTfrall of the
Mogl and knew nothing. H polished his
gun and polished it again. When the stars
came out at night he lay upon his back
lo think of the little houe upon the ridge.
Ho pictured, many times his farewell
of tha girl wImwo love ho bore. Ills re
solve was part of tfce future.
"Can I but serve my Kmperor and
earn laurels! Only for O Ml Kamatchs
Sanr was a constant thought
On the evening of the fifth day from the
departure of the fleet at Kobe there, was
a commotion aboard the Mogl.
In the distance, like the spires of a vast
city, were the masts and funnels of the
allied fleet anchored ten miles off Taku.
Tho bluo and gold bay was blackened by
the smoko from a hundred ships of war.
The sea Hwctled calmly in the unbroken
glimmer of a dying day.
The dull roll of artillery came as an
ccIhi across the water.
IJke a torpedo out from the conglomer
ated mans of Iron and steel a naphtha
launch shot. In a minute It was along
side. Orders were sharp and explicit.
"Disembark before daylight." and tha
summons was given.
Sakata listened listlessly to the story of
the taking bf the Taku forts by the three
Unclad cruisers in the I'el-ho. Hut his
eyes glistened as he learned of the assault
upon Ihe trenches of the Chinese.
He noted curiously, a stone's throw
away, the unloading of troops, and he
kmilcd as he murmured. "Americans," to
laugh lightly as the hoarse shouts cams
over the silent sea ami at the good naturo
the commands embodied.
Uarges. old a the temples In China,
groaned under the mas of humanity they
were asked 10 support. Away In the dis
tance flickering lights denoted the coast
As the first rays of the sun were slant
ing from the eastern horizon Sakata's
company moved swiftly up the lol-ho,
ami an hour later the sturdy little Japs
hail dlscmbarksd at Taku. and Sakata
heard for the first time in his young life
the clear crack of a hostile rifle.
Hero were gathered the English. Amer
ican. Japanese, German. French and
Italian marines, a score of Cossacks loll
ing In the hade. while Admiral Seton
and the oftlcers of the allied fleets dis
cussed the momentous problems before
uisra. Jim tipaits, tne hero of Tleii-Tsin.
who made that fearlcs ride through tha
multitude of hostile with the news of
the awful situation at Tlen-Tsln. moved
easily among the soldiers. Sakata heard
the story of his bravery. nd his only
"I would bo a man like EpatU."
There wa time for no delay. Sakata
heard the orders with no concern.
He simply cat Jn the light of the moon
and breathed the hot air as he added a
polish and a careful Inspection of his
Of that advance, its awful march,
where bravo men wavered under" the
blistering heat and fell stricken, the world
ha learned. How brave men drank from
tepid pools to sae their lives and rrevent
madness! How fearless soldiers and sail
ors starved on emergency rations because
of lack of transportation! Of tho awful
march through thinning villages, which
became scourged and devastated as
though by the breath of a pestilence!
How that march was marked by a line
of corpses, both Chinese, ami allies, until
the walls of Tlen-Tila loomed up in the
shadows of a fitful night! How men of
different nationalities called each other
brothers and died slda by aide!
No pen will ever depict the livid spec
tacle as It was. It was war, ghastly, cruel"
and bloody. '
Sakata's devotion began. Ills strengta
and his purpose saved him when his com
rades fell In tho dust and begged tor Wa
ter where there was no water to be had.
He saw war and thrilled in the excitement
of It. Sakata saw men die by build and
schrapneL He heard words from hlu. Cap
tain that enthralled his soul and made his
Under tha walls of the native city of
Tlen-Tsln. in tha face of a murde'ous Are,
Sakata sained the side of a wouwled com
rade with the last drops of water in his
"You are a Corporal, Sakata." said Cap
tain Fugatso. the next day. as tie Japa
nese regiment rested In the old Chinese
city of Tlen-Tsln. Sakata had he rd wom
en and children scream at their deliver
ance undisturbed. He had suffered hunger
anil thirst without a pang.
Ills promotion, like a clap of thunder
from a clear sky, stirred his soul for the
The next malt carried a missive to the
cottage on the rocks above Nagasaki, and
while It breathed a passion. Its words
brought mote than comfort to a sweet
heart's breast It gave birth to pride.
Then on to Yarjg-Tsun. where a fierce
resistance was met by legions of the
Sakata. enthused with hi honors, fight
ing relentlessly and bravely, was the first
to clear the moat and lead hi squad in
the direction of the fleeing Chine? troops.
Ho-sl-wu fell. Tung Chow went down In
an overwhelming dash by the allies, ami
In three days they were under the walls
of the capital of China, where men were
fighting for their lives and the honor of
The march had told upon the trocp.
The heat had prostrated hundreds, but
the supreme moment of the arduous cam
paign was all but ended.
The United State Infantry and the Bec
ond Imperial Japanese Itciervea were
moved around to the east gate, where
hastily erected trenches yards from the
great pagoda furnished protection to in
fantry, and the great battery of ftfty
plec.es which General Fukashlna soon had
playing upon the massive gate, while tho
Infantry tire from the walls beat a terrifle
tattoo upon the marble ficgglng in close
proximity to the position of the American
and Japanese troops.
As tho sun was leaving It. place in the
cast General FUkashlna ami a glittering
siarr roue up to personally direct the ar
It would have been the height of folly
to have attempted the assault of that
massive gate, with the walls of tho city
thronged with Chinese whose volleys rat
tled with frequency over the trenches and
Into the faces of the allied troop.
Intermingled, the Japanese ami Ameri
can troops lay on their faces while one
of the finest batteries in tlie world sought
to reduce the ponderous obstruction that
opposed an entrance into the city and
relief to the prayerful occupants of the
"That gala will have to so down," were
th Japanese Gencral orders, as he stud
led the effect of the shells that crashed
regularly against the structure.
Timbers splintered ami masonry cracked
under the strain of that furious fusillade.
Those gates were built In da of gen
erations back and were well seasoned to
The Infj.ntry were engaged In clearing
the wall'? best they could. The splendid
markxeaonshlp of the allies was evidenced
by .e stiffened bodies that dropped con
tlnrally into the waters of the moat.
Sakata was firing regularly and almost
yiider the feet of his commander's horse.
lie saw through tho smoke the perfect
volley firing of the American troops, and
heard tho deep-voiced oaths of American
A giant Texan with a Sergeant's chev
rons stood exposed upon a trench and
swore In picturesque English.
General rules ahlna, scholar and linguist,
lowered bis glasses to look upon six feet
six Inche of American manhood with a
smile, while his adjutant caught the re
"These Americans fight bravely, while
their language Is. the speech of the
The commander's manner changed. His
face gTew stern and his thin lips set bard.
as he cried in a rasping voice:
"That gate must go down. I want the
life of a soldier. Quick, a volunteer to
carry a charge of dynamite to the gate"
It was a sentence of death. The Amer-
lean Sergeant dropped hi gun and hitched
his trousers'. He covered the distance to
the gate with one eye closed.
Then his voice rang out in a clear order
to Ids Corporal.
Heedless of the flro from the Chines
that was chipping the earth and tr
the big man moved slowly to tha groi
or Japanese ortlcers.
General Fukashlna's words had been
heard by a hundred men. Americans and
Japanese moved to leap forward In re
sponse. The blue-shlrted Sergeant was foremost.
but quicker than he. with a couple of
bounds. Sakata was at his commander's
side, a wild light in his eyes and a de
termination on his countenance that got
him a careful scrutiny.
"You have my orders. Corporal. Place
that dynamite against the gate, light the
fuse, and escape If you can.' came from
the General. In bard, dry tones.
He eyed the muscular figure carefully
a an officer of artillery moved gingerly
toward the Japanese staff with a large
parcel In his arms.
Sakata looked full Into the face of Gen
eral Fukashlna. saluted, threw- his cap to
the ground, handed his gun to a com
rade, ran his Angers through his short,
black hair, swallowed hard, and accepted
"It Is sure death. Corporal." came fro:
the General. "You have time to with
draw," a touch of pity in his voice that
wa plain In that moment of frenzy.
Corporal Sakata raised his eyes and
turned them to the sun. His left hand
was In the air and bis words thrilled.
"It Is my devotion; my devotion to my
Emperor and my devotion to The last
wonls were lost In a choking whisper.
Sakata shook the sensation from his
body and lived for a brief Interval with
in his soul.
Ills glance caught the gate so near, and
the gleaming barrels that shone along
He looked down along the marble bridge
and again at the spitting guns, along
which almond-shaped eyes glistened and
which met the checks of evil-distorted
faces of men. who saw through blood
Bhot orbs a target for their seeming
Exposed to an enfilading fire, running
almost Into a fumaco of sulphur and lead,
facing certain death. Sakata set his teeth,
hard, and In a slow lope started for tart
goal which might end. In death. -'a
"See the beggar run." shrieked the
American Sergeant, a the little brown
figure, lightened of all accoutcrmcnts,
"Why. the is not touch
ing the ground at atl!"
"Cover tho wall and fire at will. By
God. he's a brave man!" The speech, with
a touch or sentiment, came from an Amer
The sharp rattle of small arms from the
wall increased In frightful force. Sakata
during the years he had drawn his 'rlck
lsha through the streets of Nagasaki
developed muscles which he could never
use for a better cause.
"He's hit. My God! No. he's on. By
all hell he'll do It. Never, never, never;
yes, no. by God. he will!" The big Tex
an's voice In the agony of despair was
heard above the Are of a thousand men.
The artillery was stilled. General Fu
kashlna sat motionless upon his horse as
he watched the figure grow smaller as It
moved with Increased speed at evert
bound. Sakata was running as no Jaf
ever raced before. Bullets were chlppinsr
the marble flags at his feet and making
holes In the marble bnlurtradts.
He was nearlng his goal. Once under
the massive overhanging pagoda he would
"He wins." screams a whole company
.Continued 00 next pa.