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Continued from pafe two.
of United States Infantry as Sakata
reaches the big gate and sinks upon one
There were a few 'moments of Intense
Not a shot came from the wall, for the
defenders were paralyzed by their Inac
curacy and the heroic deed they had Just
witnessed. Through the vapors the fear
less little Corporal Was seen to strike a.
match, ignite the fuse and, sparing not
a second, spring away, bounding like a
deer to the protection of those who would
now die for him.
A cheer that startled the Chinese on the
wall went up from the Americans, for the
Chinese were shooting badly ond the Jap
seemed to have a chance for his life.
In a few seconds he would be safe. He
Is safe, and with brcat hoaxing. eys
glistening, flushed and happy, the brave
little soldier stood "at attention" liefore
the man who started him on his errand
General Fukashlna smiled a sickly grin.
He half turned to Issue an order when his
face changed. A scream of rage was heard
along the whole line. All eyes' were turned
upen the great south gate of Pekln.
A yellow apparition had flashed through
.a small wicket gate In the massive struc
ture, and while a thousand men were
waiting for a thunderous crash that would
send the gale from Its massive sockets
the Chinese officer had placed h!s foot
upon the fuse and as quickly disappeared.
General "Fukashlna did not speak
He was a grim soldier. Fur an Instant I
ALPHONSE, GASTON AND THEIR FRIEND
EYOHON OF S
By C. F. ACKERMAN.
there was silence. The Japaneso com-mandcr-ln-chlef
quivered in hN saddle.
His words brought terror to all within his
"Again!" he fairly screamed. "That
gate must go down. Ivwo not an Instant."
Sakata was upon his feet. His pale
face showed no emotion. Ho buckled his
short sword to his waist and faced his
commander. A quick salute and he looked
upon the path along which lie must move
once more- His glance showed only yearn
ing, mixed with determination. Hts teeth
met with a snap and he sprang forward.
There was loss Fpeed to the figure as It
narrowed In the distance. IJke the pop.
ping or corn, the fire from tha wall began
Hundreds of eyes were watching the lit
tlo fellow as he spe,i along.
Hearts were chuked as the fire of the
Chinese seemed to make a circle of flame
about his body ns the steel hit the flag
Sing. Sakata's speed slackened percepti
bly. "He's hit now," shrieked the American
Sergeant. Sakata had fallen forward upon
"He's up!" an officer yelled, at the cooly
pulled himself upright and almost before
the gate. He had only a few yards to ro
now. He did not waver. He was dragging
one leg behind him and shouting something
Inarticulate to his foes above him,
"Safe again!" the American officer yells.
There is an example for you all. Con
tinue firing at will. The gate will go down
and when you charge remember Sakata.
and the women and children we must
Jt was anc ther moment of frightful anx
THE REPUBLIC: RUXD'AT. OCTOBER 25. 1000.
HUMOR FROM EVERYWHERE;
DIFFICULTY IN THE WAT.
He Shalt we Mope?
8he I don't think mother would let me!
Mrs. Newwedde: Whv. rou've brought
back the biscuits. You said ou were hun
gry." Wabbling "Waldo: "Tes'm. I et de plate'."
"I would Ilka to get a Job it floorwalk
er." raid the hncenrd-faced man as he
meandered Into the presence of the de
partment atoro manager.
"Had any experience in that HncT
aaked the manager.
Three la of twin." answered he of
the haggard face, with a sickly Rrin.-Chl-cago
AVImt He 1V Gelfinsr.
.'""r are inc nm u?culla I ever
made." beamed Mrs. Juatwed delightfully.
"Don't apologize, dear." replied the
brute. "I went Into this game with my
eyeo open-" Hounton Post.
iety. Bakala staggered under the pagoda
Then he dropped to one knee again. Gen
eral Kiikashlna'a face was lighted with an
unearthly smile. HI seared countenance
reflected the admiration his soul held for
the enlisted man who this day had made
a page In Japan's history.
"Merciful heavens, what is he -Jolng?"
the American Lieutenant cried, and turns
eyes upon the figure of the .lap at tho
great gate. They know now. Eyes n-re
averted and heads dropped to trasls with
groans of heart pain.
Sakata was proline his deiat!)n.
H had lighted the fuse.
Ha had drawn his --hort sword s.nd was
standing at the wlck.-t cate almost ner
8crearos of anguish followed a fritntful
jnund. which brought with it the noise of
breaking timbers, as the immense gate
crashed Innard nd oier the spot where
on. ins lorporai. occe, stol.
An order was given, a wild yell shot
heavenward, anri a,. t. .. r
Into Pekin a conglomerated rc-ss of Jap
anese and American traops poured to the
H.f 0tutil wb2w Pwyew from the le
gations had been heard by ail tho world.
Three months later a Japaces rr.ald
rtood upon an eminence ovtrlooklns the
bay at Nagasaki and strained her eyes to
ward tho town. The sound cf a horse
galloping came to her cars.
O Ml Karaatche San started. She looked
at the yellow and Wack uniform ot a Jap
aneso cavalry officer.
"Karaatche 8n?" he asked.
"TLs ire." Karaatche San said, faintly.
She took the nfflrtAl nnr .!. I.. .
seal, timidly and read across Its face
She read further, and then fe'l forward
In the dust of the road.
ty W. n Hearst. Crfat IMt ln rlchi rr -
A Continuous IVrformanrr.
"Well. thK" mid the Seutli Anfrk-nn
citizen. "M carryinc" things too far In our
ba.e ami servile Imitation of Yankee
"What I thatr'
"Why. the insurgents and Guvemmenl
authorities are having forenoon and ft
erncon tTOKrammca printed for all oor
revolutionr' Ton n ami rountrj'.
"What In ihU medicim- for. doctorT'
"Thai's to give ou an appetite."
"But you told m to take It after et-
I'rrtainly." "Well. I don't nr.l an- appetite then.
doctor." Yfnker St:itewi-an.
"Oh! oh!" exclaimed Mr. Njg. "I'v
Wtttn off the end of my tongue!"'
"Well. I certainly fetl Mirry frr myelf."
rejoined the heartlevH Nnggv. "Hereafter
there will bo no end to your tongue."
"Splcer l an awful lravclble frllow."
"Think iki? Why. I got th- lmnreeton
that he was unusually gil natured."
"GkkI natured? Where did you gu tliat
"Why. I was at bis house lat night,
and some one told him that fr.l kid or
hU looked Just llkn lilm. ami ln didn't
reient It in the least." Hoston t'mirler
A' - r i -y ,o"s
The Fluffy Or." Your husband doevn"t
The Demure Ore. "Oh. my. ro' He Ins
could cure him of his fondness for cloves."
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LE(VT 4T THE ATHLETIC
New Hoarder. "Yes. I -ry much lika
to study the mterious, to explore the re
gion of the unknown, to fathom the un
OW Hoarder: "Then try some of this
hash. isTofei-eor." Pioneer Prfs.
"There's something tlie matter with this
rkxk." said the office boy." It won't
Heavens'" exclaimed the exelled cap
tain of Industrv: "nnd It a union made,
too!"' Chleagu Heeonl-IIeraM.
drink, docs lie"
no b.id habits at all 1!l I wi-l. tlt I
f . a .. ,1
BOTH LUXURIES OR NEITHER.
Til buy you the automobile. Rosa, tt you'll give up your trip to th seashore.
JtnpoMlDle: its at tho seashore that
Too Gremt Risk.
Hhe met him at the kitchen door with a
mjllng-pln in her hand, and she bran
dished It menacingly.
"Madam." he began.
"Well, what do you want?" she de
manded, aggressively. "What are you
hanging around here for?"
"Madam." ho explained, backing away.
"I called to are If I could place an acci
dent insurance policy on j our husband, but
after seeing you I am satisfied he Is too
great a. rlilc" Tlt-BIt.
"I'm In despair." sahl the poet.
"What's the trouble?"
"Got to write a poem for a magazine,
with coal n a ton. and not a spark of
poetic fire!" Atlanta Constitution.
Chollio Up-to-Date: "Life Is worth liv
ing down In my oRlce new. I've got one
of those lslble typewriters."
Wallie Ketchon: "Ah! The kind that
wears those lacy schort waists!" Judge.
"I think," she complained, "that Arthur
Assist hats, am 1.tat raffcauwl trt an A 1n.a laat-av I
ou hndn't come In the parlor Just when
"What rMfin h.1VA fnil fot ltamltj.-(.t
j tht?" her mother anxiously returniNL
t "Ho had Just taken both of ray hands
In his. He had never held more than one
, of them at a time before." Ch lea bo Itec-
Smith: "How oW Is your son. Jones?"
Jones: "He'll be 21 to-morrow."
Smith: "He's certainly a credit to you."
Jones: "Well, he ought to be. I spent
fifteen years In bringing him up and six
more in calling him down." Chicago
Sharpe: "I met a brae man on the
Whealton. "Did he save any lives In a
Sharpe. "No; he refused to tip the dining-car
waiter." Chicago News.
I want tho automobile!" Fllegcnde Blaet-
Angry Father: "I thought yon promised
mo you wouldn't even eneourase this dis
reputable scamp you havo Just married f
Eloping Daughter: "Well, knowlnc taT
extravagant tastes and bis small lncoms,
do you think he has reason to feel "very;
much encouraged?" Baltlrnora American,
One ot the Trials.
"It must be nice to be a telephone girl.1
remarked the gossip. "You hear so zaoeii
of what's going on over tht wire."
"But." replied the telephone, girl, "yon
hava a thing- over your ears that keeps;
you from hearing what the girl next t
you may be saying: about you. Chicago
Joit I.Ike a Woman.
Ida: "Walter has broken the engagement
between him and Delia."
May: "Well. I suppose she Is still grate
ful for tho boxes of candy he used to brine
out every Sunday."
Ida: "Quite the contrary. She siji h
ruined her teeth." Chicago News.
A Flat Refnsal.
Willie: "Let's play we're married."
Little Bessie: "Hava you ever played it
with any other girl?"
Little Bessie: 'Then you can't prxctica
on me." Smart Set.
"Why do you sit hers and gaze at th
"I am an optimist."
"An optimist?.What has that to do with
"I like to look on the bright side of
things." Kansas City JourYial.
A Glorious Victory.
Mrs. De Style: "I've got ahead of Mrs.
De Fashion at last" I
Mrs. De Style: "At Mrs. De Fashion's
last party two of the guests fainted: but
nt my grand reception last night the
crush was so great that six of the ladles
had to bo carried out and one had to have
a doctor." New York Wttltly.