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ii ? WAY o:
"lt's like being in prison - and
there's no way out!"
The man pushed aside the papers
and got up from the table at which
he had been sitting for some time.
The dark December afternoon was
fast closing in with fog and rain. A
small fire gave out little heat or light
in the dingy room, nd Hugh Belton
felt he could not settle to the odious
task of trying to write something for
-which he felt only distaste. An order
to write a story of a certain number
of words, and on a certain given sub
ject; was a thing he bated; yet beg
gars can't be choosers, and as the
story in question would bring in
about ten poundssterling.it behooved
him to do his best and write it
j whatever his private feelings on tlie
subject might be.
His dark eyes lighted a little as
memories cf Phyllis stirred in his
tirqd- mind. If he could ^nly make a
mark in the world-make a little
more monoy. he might get within
measurable distance of his goal, but
until then-his lips were sealed. He
loved her; he thought she cared for
him; there was hope enough in that
thought to spur him on to do or dare
anything, but to-night he feit strange
ly ill at ease; out of humor with his
writing; loath to settle down to work.
It was the' impulse of the moment
that drove him out into the cold, in
clement dusk, through which he
walked like a roan in a dream.
Hugh walked on aimlessly, absorb
ed in hi3 own thoughts, which, when
they left Phyllis and her tender smile,
were not very cheerful. The fortune
he was trying to amass in the savings
bank grew but 'slowly; there were
under a hundred pounds there now,
and it might be the work of years to
secure such a competence as would
warrant his asking the hand of Phyl
lis Mason in marriage.
As he turned the corner into a
crowded thoroughfare a man clad in
motoring costume, hurrying out of a
shop, dropped a heavy paper parcel
almost at Hugh's feet. In an instant
the stranger had vanished in the
crowd of harrying pedestrians, and a
minute later Hugh, having picked up
the fallen parcel, caught sight of him
getting into a big motor which a sec
ond later hummed away in^o the mid
dle of the traffic and.was immediately
lost to sight. The parcel felt like a
bundle of papers, and when Hugh
stopped for a minute to examino it lu
the Reliant light of soxne arc lamps
suspended over a jeweler's shop he
found no name written on the cover,
-which was but insecurely fastened
.with a piece of pink tape. He undid
. the tape and looked at a mass of
?closely written manuscript. On the
.cov?rlng page were a name and ad
dress-"Ambrose Vernon, the Cot
tage. Shenley." He looked once more
.at the parcel, which he wrapped up
again. To-morrow he would send it
hack to its owner h" post.
It was getting late when at last
"Hugh went home from his aimlese.
ramble. He had assimilated a few
Jdeas which he felt might work In i
well in his story, and promised him- ;
self several hours' good work before
he turned in that night. But after a i
couple of hours' writing his ideas :
failed him and he put aside his pen 1
with a sigh of impatitnee. Then his i
eyes fell ou the parcel tied up with
pink tape. Some impulse made him
open it again and glance more care- I
fully at the covering sheet on which :
the name and address of-presum- <
?H>Iy-the owner were written in a i
areat, characteristic hand. i
. Above was one single word in care- ]
nully printed letters, "Bondage." 1
He turned over the page with his (
j*bq,terest quickened, and read the same J
xvord at the top of the next sheet, fol- I
lowed by a quotation, and "Chapter
One." This manuscript, then, was :
evidently a novel, and almost invol- i
untarily Hugh Belton began to read :
the clearly written pages. He never i
moved, but read on with his eyes
glued to those closely written pages;
he read on enthralled, blind and deaf
to everything except this amazingly
powerful story which was unfolded
.before him, as a flower unfolds her
exquisite petals to the sun.
Midnight struck at last. He got
np, stretched his weary arms, and
drew a long breath. He had read the
work of a genius. Well, tc-morrow
he mu3t return the manuscript to its
lucky owner. Tet it was a long time
before sleep - visited his pillow. He
could think of nothing but the story
he had read and its lucky author. And
early morning found him still tossing
feverishly on his pillow.
Over his.morning coffee and rolls
he still meditated on the story. He
opened the morning raper which the
landlady had put beside his plate and
glanced at the day's news. A headlug
caught his eye as he looked casually
down the columns of the front page:
"Fatal Motor Accident in Piccadil
ly.-Ais a motor driven by a chauf
feur belonging to Mr. Robert Ainsley
was going down Piccadilly last even
ing it collided with another car, in
juring the occupant of the smaller
car slightly, while the gentleman who
was seated bes.'le the chauffeur of
Mr. Ainsley's motor, in trying to get
out, so it is presumed, was knocked
down and rendered insensible. He
was immediately conveyed to St.
George's Hospital, but we regret to
say he expired before anything could
be done. His name, lt appears, was
Ambrose Vernon, end he resided at
Shenley. and was unmarried."
Hugh dropped the paper with a
Ambrose Vernon-dead! The au
thor of that masterpiece.
He pushed aside hl3 coffee and got
np from the table in uncontrollable
excitement. The qv >or of t*"? rrnu
script was dead-kl.W! He would
never know his fame and fortune
now. Poor, unlucky fellow! As he
stood and stared out at the prospect
of roofs and chimneys and a tiny
patch of gray skysomethlng fell upon
him like a thunderbolt. The man
was dead; the manuscript was here.
Why not use it himself?
VA thousand pounds!"
Hugh Belton gasped. Here was
thc first advance of fortune ready to
?G)"^ *"^V tf-^W-v^W^i"
his hand. The rest would surely fol
low.' And how easy the thing had
been, how perilously easy and safe,
so far! He had sold it to one of the
most eminent firms of publishers for
a thousand pounds. But his name
did not appear on the title page. It
was to be published anonymously, and
later on, if circumstances warranted,
a name might be given to the public.
Thus Hugh Belton salved his con
science r the name of Ambrose Vernon
could always be disclosed - or the
man might be totally forgotten.
It was just when the book was
about to appear that Hugh ran down
to the -country village in Hampshire,
near which Phyllis Mason lived. He
had long wished and intended to go,
but until fortune began to smile upon
him he put it off. It was a glorious
May day, and the country lay bathed
in sunshine, and the man's spirit?
ross perceptibly as he stepped briskly
along the quiet read which led to the
The manor house loomed in . sight
soon, and his heart beat faster at.
sight of it. lt was some months now
since he had seen Phyllis. They cor
responded in a friendly, desultory
sort of fashion, but to the man-lead
ing a somewhat lonely life-her let
ters were epochs. Round her fair
image he built alljhis fairy castles;
she was the central figure in all his
dreams of future success and happi
ness, and he was only waiting for a
time-surely not far distant now
when he might venture to tell her
what was in his heart.
Mrs. Mason, he was told, was at
home, and he followed tho footman
across the pleasant hall to a room
looking ovt on a garden starred with
flowers and commanding a delightful
view of the distant pine clad heights.
There were s'gns of Phyllis all over
the room. An open book tey face
downward on a sofa near the win
dow; a piece of work, with the needle
stuck in it, was on a table near by,
and a litter of silks. But when the
door opened and Hugh swung round
with eyes alight with happiness it
was not Phyllis who came toward
him, but Mrs. Mason.
"This is kind' of you, Mr. Belton,"
she said, cordially. "We thought you
had forgotten us. You will stay to
lunch, of course? And now tell me
-how are you getting on?. We read
with such interest those charming ar
ticles of yours on 'Ancient Spain.'
My husband ^as delighted with
them; he has traveled so much in
Spain, you. know. You are always
busy. I suppose?"
"Yes-I've-" He hesitated a mo
ment, then brought out the words
quickly. "I've published a book, and
sold it rather well. It'll make all the
difference to my future."
"1 am so glad; I congratulate .you
heartily. Phyllis will be most Inter
ested to hear this. I am sorry, she is
away for a few days, but we hope to
have her back soon, and-she will not
come alone, I fancy." .
"Alone?" ?ie echoed, and Mrs. Ma
son laughed. It was a laugh of min
gled happiness and pride.
"You . have not heard our news,
then? And yet I know Phyllis wrote
to you herself yesterday-no doubt
the letter was only posted this morn
ing. She is going to be married."
"Yes-we are all so pleased. Sir
"?eoffry Lester is such a charming
?nan, and he and Phyllis; have been
ievoted to one another for some time
aow. The engagement was only for
mally announced a few days ago, and
Phyllis is staying with some of her
future relatives. There ls the lunch
eon gong. Come along, Mr. Belton
C am sure you ought to be hungry af
ter a journey and such a long walk."
Hugh followed his loquacious hos
tess across the pleasant hall into the
lining room, where the table, set for
luncheon, glittered with silver and
dainty linen and spring flowers. He
was barely conscious Of what he said,
or what was said to him. The blow
had struck him almost dumb.
Phyllis about to be married! Mar
ried-not to him; that dream was
over for ever-but this other man,
whatever his name was. It was un
thinkable, unbelievable-but he sup
posed dully that it must be the truth.
And-Phyllis had never cared for
him. He awoke to the fact that Mrs.
Mason was speaking to him.
"You got Phyllis'letter, of course,"
she was saying. "I know she wrote
to tell you the news at once. You
were always such friends."
"I got no letter," he answered,
dully, wincing a little!
"Then the silly girl must have for
gotten to post it; or, perhaps, she
posted it late, and so you will find it
waiting lor you when you get back
a surprise for you!"
"Yes-a surprise," he echoed, and
wondered how he was to get through
that endless meal.
He never knew how he escaped
back to the station or how he reached
his lonely chambers when the spring
day was drawing to a close. He felt
numbed with the overwhelming
shock, dazed with the irony of the
thing. Just when fortune was within
his grasp-his dishonest grasp-bit
ter failure had met him; the fact
swamped all others, and he looked
with dull eyes at the letter lying on
his table-the letter in Phyllis' pr?t
ty hand-telling him of her napp!
ness. With a sudden impulse he tore
it in half and flung the pieces into
the Are. Then he unfolded a paper
sent him by his publishers, and read
one of the first notices of the book
which promised to take the world by
He read on for a while, then the
paper fell from his hand, and he
buried his face on his folded arms.
There was no way of escape from this
bitter remorse-save confession.
Crystal Vernon turned wearily out
of the tea shop where she had im
bibed a cup of hot, weak tea and a
couple of stodgy buns. Not very ap
petizing fare when one has literally
starved for nearly the whole day but
It was cheap and satisfying-and beg
gars can't be choosers. As the girl
stood for a moment at the crowded
crossing and then dashed across the
mass of traffic, a motor bearing down
swiftly and silently came within an
ace of ending her not over-happy life.
As it was, she lay for a moment
stunned and faint, and a crowd gath
ered round in the miraculous manner
usual to Londoners.
It was a common accident, and the
cro'wd faded away when it was seen
that the girl, though bruised and
shaken, was not seriously hurt. A
policeman busy with his notebook
stood beside her, and presently the
crowd melted away, leaving j only
Hugh Belton looking curiously at the
girl. There was something familiar
to him in her face, ajid, seeing her
look round her dazedly, he ventured
to speak to her.
"I hope you are feeling none the
worse," he said; "if you would allow
me to call "you a cab-"
"You are very kind," she said,
faintly, "but-I think I cqn walk."
But the lie was given to her words
a minute later, for she swayed for
ward, and Hugh was only just in
time to catch her as she fell.
And a few minutes later Crystal
found herself in a cab, with Belton
"Don't try to move or speak," he
said, kindly. "I will see you home
if you can give me your address pres
ently, but for the- moment-rest.
You've had a nastly shock."
Crystal glanced at the man beside
her and liked his clean-shaven, earn
est face, his well-cut lips and pleas
ant eyes. Here was, at least, a man
to be trusted. In a few minutes she
sat up, and her hands went to her
"I don"t know why you ari* so kind
to me," she said, "but I am sure I
could walk now."
"And I am as sure you could not,"
he eaid. "Will you give me your ad
dress, and I'll tell the cabby where
She gave him the name of the
grimy little street where she lived in
one room, and he leant out and gave
the necessary order, then sat' back
again and turned to her.
"I ought to have introduced my
self," he said, "but there was no
time. My name ls Hugh Belton, and
my trade is journalism."
"My name is Crystal Vernon, and
-I'm looking for something to do,"
said the girl, quite simply.
"Vernon!" he said, slowly, "I won
der-but, after all, everyone with the
same name is not related. I was just
wondering whether you were any kin
to-to Ambrose Vernon, who was
killed in a motor accident some
"He was my half-brother, and the
only friend I had," she said. And
Hugh saw again the strong arm bf
coincidence at work in his life.
"Your half-brother!" he repeated.
"Yes-did you know him?"
Hugh was silent for a minute or
two. In that space of time a hundred
thoughts flashed through his mind.
Ambrose Vernon's sister-In obvious
ly poor, circumstances-the only rel
ative left-the real owner of the book
which was to pour wealth into *his
"I saw him once," he said, evasive
ly, "and-but tell me, Miss Vernon,.
what you mean by looking for some
thing to do. . Surely you are not
obliged to do that?"
"But I am," she said, with rather
s dreary little laugh;. "I was left
practically penniless when my step
brother died. He had ' always pro
vided for me, but his income-small
mough-died with him, and although
:te had worked hard to leave me suf
'Icient in case of his death, he was
aken away before he had completed
lis work. He wrote, you know, and
ie had often told me of a book on
ivhich he was working which he con
fidently expected would bring him not
inly a good deal of money, but fame
Hugh winced. Every word had
stabbed him. Oh, he was justly pun
shed-he had lost the hope of his
ife-Phyllis was lost to him forever,
md now here was Crystal Vernon,
penniless, friendless, at the mercy
:i a hard world-all his fault!
One thing was certain-he must
?lake restitution of some sort to the.
innocent girl who had been wronged
by his act. t
It turned him faint when he dis
covered, before he left her in the
grimy lodgings which had sheltered
ber since she found herself thrown
on the world's mercy, that she had
Literally not enough to afford herself
a cab or a decent meal. With a vague
promise of secretarial work for her
he left; but not before he had inter
viewed the landlady, and, represent
ing himself as a friend of Miss Ver
non's family, given that good woman
tb understand that Miss Vernon must
want for nothing, and that her bills
would be liberally paid.
There ensued then a time of won
derful peace for Crystal Vernon. A
secretarial post in an editorial office
was offered to her-through Hugh's
kind offices-and the girl learnt to
look upon the man who had be
friended her as her be??t and truest
friend. Something oddly reserved in
him made her wonder sometimes
whether be 'had any secret burden
weighing upon him; yet there were
days when the shadow was banished
from his eyes and when, on rare holi
days, they went together to Windsor,
Richmond, Kew and so on; while day
by day Hugh found himself becoming
more and more attached to the girl
he had assisted.
It was when .he knew that the
world was nothing to him if he might
not work side by side with Crystal
that he made his great renunciation
and restitution. An interview with
his publishers, which left that worthy
firm in rather a bewildered state of
mind-another with the editor of a
leading literary journal, did the deed
very thoroughly. And a few days
later the news was all over tb.% liter
ary world that the anonymous author
of "Bondage," the greatest book of
the year, was none other than Am
brose Vernon, who had some months
since been killed in a motor accident.
He carried the news himself to
Crystal, whom he found at home, just
In from her work.
"Have you seen this paper?" he
asked, suddenly, pulling a literary
journal out of his pocket. "You'll
see on the first page something which
Interests and concerns you most vi
"Really? What is it?"
Crystal took the papsr, and in let
tera of fire the words aancea Defore
her startled eyes:
" 'Bondage,' by Ambrose Vernon.
The mystery of the authorship of this
powerful book is at last solved, and
we aro able to inform the public that
the author is Mr. Ambrose Vernon,
whose untimely death from the ef
fects of a motoring accident was an
nounced some months ago. We.de
plore the fact that he cannot know
the success which has attended his
first book, or enjoy the fame it sheds
upon his name. We are sure that
Crystal dropped the paper, her
cheeks flushed, her eyes very bright.
"I don't understand," she cried.
"How did the hook come to be pub
lished-and why anonymously, un
less my brother sold it before his
death? But surely if he had I should
have heard something about- it after
? wards. I don't understand in the
l?ast. Perhaps you, who have been
so good to me, have had a hand in it."
Hugh smiled bitterly.
"You are right," he said, slowly;
"I had a hand in lt. Will you be pa
tient with me while I tell you a story?
It's not pleasant telling, Crystal, nor
will it be pleasant hearing, but it
must be told-to 3'ou. Then you can
bid ma stay or go, as you will. It
must lie in your hands. Will you
listen to me?"
"Of course." The girl's voice was
a little shaken. Some hint of tragedy
stirred the air.
The man was silent for a minute,
then he plunged into his story, and
the girl listened breathlessly as the
sordid tale of- poverty, terrible, swift
temptation, theft and desperate re
morse waB unfolded before her. Hugh
did not spare himself in the least:
he was eager to expiate his sin, and
surely confession was now his only
way of escape.
"I stole it," he said, in low, broken
tones; "it's a thing that wants plain
words, Crystal. And, having stolen
it, I was ready to enjoy the fruits of
the seed I had sown; I was ready to
reap lt all till-I met you. Then it
was not the fear of man th?t sent
me back to the. right road, but the
love I have for you. I'm a weak
sinner, Crystal, yet Heaven knows
how sorely I was tempted and how
that eeemed at the time my only way
of escape. I have only to ask your
forgiveness and then to go out of
your life. I've told you I love you
I think I must always love you, Crys
tal; you've lifted me up when I was
sorely cast down. But I know I've
put (myself beyond the pale. Some
othe^ lucky man will tell you the
story of love, and you may listen to
him. Crystal-but not to a thief."
He had got to his feet, but Crystal
did not move. .She was sitting look
ing up at him, her eyes star-bright
with tears, her mouth quivering in a
"No other man will tell me that
story," she said, very simply, "be
cause Hugh-don't go and leave me.
Can't we face the future together?
Do you think I don't know you-hon
est,, true-hearted? Why, anyone may
meet temptation and fall. Who
among us ls perfect? Hugh, you said
frou'4 leave it in my hands to bid you
go OT stay, and-"
He took a step towards her. ;
"Crystal! Think what you are
doing!" he cried, hoarsely. "It's for
good a:nd all, remember."
"It's* for good and all I ask you
to stay," she said, very low; "be
cause I love you, Hugh. Ah! my
He flung himself at her feet, and
there /was a long, long silence, while
she bent very tenderly, love shining
in her eyes, over the bowed head in
her lap. He had won from hideous
misery into a haven of rest and
peace; a new life was outspread be
fore them, and, with the woman he
loved to guide him. on the way, he
knew he could again take up the
burden of life manfully and resolute
ly^ not lobkirg for a way of escape,
but facing his difficulties.-Tit-Bits.
A German botanist, O. Kuntze, has
pointed out that a certain specimen
of Taxodium at Oaxada, Mexico,
which heretofore has been regarded
as the biggest tree in the world, hav
ing a diameter of eleven meters, con
sists in reality of three trees which
grew into one.
In the process of making gas pipes
out of paper, manila paper cut in
strips as wide as the length of the
pipe to be made is put into a recsiver
filled with fused asphalt and rolled
solidly and uniformly around a rod
or iron until .the desired thickness
Is obtained. After the pipe thus pro
duced has been submitted to a heavy
pressure the exterior is covered with
sand and the whole cooled in water.
The core is then removed, and the
outer surface covered with a wacer
French engineers have lately made
successful tests of wireless telegraphy
between the lofty observatories on the
crown of Mont Blanc and the Valley
of Chamonix. It had been feared
that the absence of moisture in the
frozen surface might interfere with
the earth connection, but no such
trouble was experlenc?d. The only
difficulty arose when the alternating
current .dynamos of the electric light
system in Chamonix were at work
At such times the wireless messages
could not be transmitted nor received.
An 80.000-volt electrical trans
former was recently installed at
Butte, Montana, for the local lighting
and power company, the distance over
which the current ls transmitted be
ing sixty miles. During the insula
tion tests of the transformer the volt
age was run up to 160,000, and at
this pressure an arc was formed be
tween the ends of the cables and the
transformer tank, over a distance of
five or six feet. But India rubber
disks fixed on the cable terminals pre
vented the formation of the arc.
When S0,000 volts are used there
is no brush discharge, and the disks
are not needed.
GOLCONDA FOUND li
Commissioner Collins, of V
ls Pleasant and Living Ecoi
Trade in Gold Nuggets?
1>v All American Ga
New York City.-After spending
fourteen months on an investigation
along the canal zone regarding the
allegations that have been brought
against certain officials in the employ
of the Canal Commission, J. H. Col
lins returned from Colon, en route
for Washington. D. C., to make his
report. He declined to discuss it be
fore submitting It to the authorities.
Mr. Collins said last month was a
record one for the amount of money
sent to the United States by men em
ployed along the canal. He found
them all in good spirits and fond of
baseball, bowling, tennis, rowing,
and all kinds of healthy outdoor
sports. Gambling is not popular nor
drinking to any eiten;, Mr. Collins
found, and this had been so marked
during: the last year that many of
the saloon and gambling house pro
prietors in Colon and Panama have
closed up and gone to pastures new.
The health of the employes as a
whole was good, he said, and the
labor conditions at the present time
satisfactory- Excellent food at cost
price is sent down by the Canal Com
mission twice a week for the em
ployes and their families.
"Just before leaving Panama,"
said Mr. Collins, "I met Baron von
Tuber. He w?g* sent out by the
Smithsonian institution to study the
conditions of tiie San Biae- Indians,
w?o Jive fei the fntertor of the Re
public of Panama, about seventy
miles up- th.9 coast on the Pacific
side. He told some of the most
Thc deception of the Arnei
. Tokio, Japan.-The recaption ac
corded the American Atlantic fleet by
the Government and people of Japan
ls conceded by the American naval
officers to be the heartiest and most
perfectly carried out of the many re
ceptions received by tbr; neat since it
sailed from Hamnton Roads. Rear
Admiral' Sperry said that he was ut
terly unable to say how ic had been
accomplished, hut that the welcome
giveu the fleet and its officers and
men here had been so carefully
planned and carried out to the most
minute details that lasting impression
has been stamped upon the mind of
every American who has witnessed
It is impossible to doubt the sin
cerity of the Japanese. The Ameri
can officers and sailors are already
beginning to understand the fact that
the evident desire on the part of the
Japanese for the friendship of Amer
ica is not founded upon opportunism,
but finds its source in a sincere wish
to show that such friendship, at least
on the part of the Japanese, has ex
isted always, and that .this visit of the
FORTY FOOT ?
-Now York City.-Dr. Henry Fair
field Osbor.:, president of the Ameri
can Museum of Natural History, re
ceived word from Greafe Falls, Mon.,
that a research party from the mu
seum, headed by Barnum Brown, had
discovered part of the skeleton of the
Tyrannosaurus rex, a prehistoric ani
mal, in the Bad Lands several miles
south of Glasgow, MOD.
The fossil, which is forty feet long'
and twenty-two feet high, has a per
fect skull, an entire set of ribs, back
bone and hip girdle and practically
supplements the specimen discovered
in the same section in 1902.
Ever since the first fossil of thc
"kins: of the rentiles." as the Tyran- i
Nebraska University Orders
Girls to Go Bareheaded.
Lincoln, Neb.-The State Univer
sity senate adopted a rule forbidding
young women students to wear hats
in classrooms. . The order was made
necessary by feminine headgear which
had grown so large that it not only
tested the capacity of the classrooms
but interfered with recitations. An
other rule adopted prohibits students
indulging in shirt-tail parades or kid
naping class officers to break up so
cial gatherings, on penalty of imme
Feminine Notes. '
Mme. Schumann-Heink sailed for
Europe to begin a year's concert
Thirty-five entries were received
for the national women's golf cham
Miss Mary R. Sanford, a member
of a wealthy family of New York
City and New Haven, has become a
A storm of protest followed the
removal of the Professional Woman's
League from its fine club-house in
New York City to humble quarters
in a hotel.
?on by Trig ge, in tho New York Press.
N THE CANAL ZONE.
Washington, D. C., Says Life
nomlcal at Colon-Indians
Gambling Not Popular
mes Pursued as
thrilling adventures I have ever
heard. His companions, two Ameri
can boys, were killed hy the Indians
"The Baron described thc San Blas
country as being very rich and the
natives warlike. He was certain
there is plenty of gold hack in the
mountains, as the Indians traded for
merchandise in gold nuggets, which
had evidently been washed down
some mountain stream. He said that
the difficulties to be encountered in
the San Blas country were very great,
as there were no roads at all, the only
means of travel being by canoes
and navigating tortuous waterways,)
where an exploring party could be
easily ambushed. In addition to the
Indians there was the malignant
black-water fever to be contended
"The Earon is m. .ng monthly ex
peditions into the San Blas country
on behalf ot the Panama Govern
ment to teach the natives how to get
rid of the swarms of locusts that de
stroy their crops. He stays in ' as
long as his provisions' last. He ls ac
companied by his brother, a Heidel
berg student. The baron said it
would be perilous for any white man
to attempt to reach the mountains in
search of the gold, as the natives
have never allowed any strangers to
penetrate into 'ih? interior. He was
only there on auffrance, end had to
be always op. the alert. 'Their corn
try is rich in coal and all kinds o?
rican Fleet Was Elaborate
fleet has merely afforded the Japan
ese an opportunity for that expres
Admiral Sperry was received at
the imperial palace. On the next day
the admirals and captains of the fleet
were .the guests of the Emperor at
the palace. Admiral Sperry conveyed
to the Emperor a message from Pres
ident Roosevelt. This message
breathes a spirit of friendship and
sympathy and expresses keen expres
sions of the traditional friendship be
tween the two nations and an earnsst
wish for the strengthening and con
tinuance of the friendly relations of
Three thousand sailors from the
"American fleet were granted shore
liberty da'Jy, and it is remarkable
that notwithstanding their long con
finement aboard ship not a single dif
ficulty has been reported, bearing out
the statement of Admiral Sperry,
made in one of his speeches here, that
the American sailor of .tp-day is the
result of that development and edu
cation which Japan is seeking in
every department of her national life.
Rex Now For9 American
nosaurus res: is cabled, was found, re
search parties from the American
Museum have been searching through
the Bad Lands for a specimen that
would complete the missing parts.
The first fossil had good hind limbs
but incomplete back bones. Dr. Os
born said that he believed the two
specimens aref about the earje size
and that thr 'museum will *ow be
enabled to mount the animal com
During the five years of search
fragments of Tyrannosaurus rex have
been found, from time to time. Dr.
Osborn said zoologists would be
hichlv ^'.ated over this second dis
Shirt Sleeves Foi* Church, Says
Bishop Hamilton to Ministers.
Boston, Mass. - Bishop John W.
Hamilton, formerly of California,
speaking to Methodist ministers of
.the immigrant and how he should be
assimilated, said: "I return to New
England and'I find a new New Eng
land. I tell you to gather them into
the churches. Break down your prej
udices, social barriers. They will
come in if you want them. Get down
to shirt sleeves and make a pair of
them the Methodist church's coat of
Jottings About Sports.
J. Mara, of Paterson, won the one
hundred yard championship of the
Eastern Y. M. C. A. at Williard Park,
Totowa, N. J.
The Boston Globe is of opinion that
the Cleveland Club pays too much at
tention to picking up outfielders and
not enough to securing competent
Captain Currier of thc Harvard
varsity baseball team, announced the
appointment of L. P. Pieper, 1903,
to be coach of the team next season.
Pieper has served as coach for the
last two years.
Roads and Gis Farmer.
Good roads cannot be secured wit
out the co-operation of the ramer
maintaining them after they aro or
properly constructed under the supcj
vision of the County Court. Tl
need as much attention as th? corn j
tobacco crop, and th? farmer is p<j
sonally interested in their mainte
ance after they are ones put in proj
condition. It has become a custc
to look upon,thu road.proposition]
a necessary evil, a utility that no
has a .part in but the County Ju<!
tile magistrate a ad the district sai
Tisor or overseer, and that no one
a voice in the matter of keeping thc
up but these ofici?is. The farm?
are interested in the matter of gc
roads individually as well as colic
lvely, and without their earnest
operation they need not expect a
ter condition than n,ow exists.
An earnest, united effort will so<j
bring about a better condition,
with this condron ?comes the
hanccment of the value of the
and city property. : From an
nomic standpoint, less wear of hoi
flesh and twice the amount hauletj
one load, easy access to market at
seasons and under all condltl?
Caldwell County ba3 an abundt
of mate;ial with which to build
roads all over the county, and
up to the present generation to i|
bonds and do its work. Get
roads and enjoy them while you
If they cannot be ^aid out du]
your lifetime, you will help
children and grandchildren to
highways and better resources)
meet a bonded indebtedness.-Pr|
ton (Ky.) Leader. ?
American Roads Bettering.
From the maledictions scatt
broadcast in the mire of road
America by despairing bicyd
fifteen years ago hopes of bj
things have taken root So writj
F. Carter in the Technical
Magazine. No gift of prophec
now required to foresee a time
these hopes will have so far
rialized that a team, if it is a
one, will be able to haul an ex
wagon over the gumbo roads o?
Mississippi Valley in spring, anc
public highways of the South wil
so well buoyed that light draughf
tomobiles m?y navigate thei
From every part of the co^
comes the same encouraging
Sixteen States now have higj
commissions that arc trying ix
rlous ways to supply the gr?
need of the nation, which is
roads. At one extreme is New
which, in 1905, voted to expend
000,000 in building roads,
the plan adopted the State will
and maintain 333 miles connel
the principal cities, and pay one
the cost of 4700 miles of local
to be built by the counties.
At the other extreme is IowaJ
third ?tate in the Union in extei
road mileage, where the use of]
public highways is so vast .thi
teams enough could'be assemble!
do in one day all the traveling
in the State in a year the line wi
reach once and a half round "
earth, which doles out an annus
propriation of $5000 to defray |
expense of the State college fae
while acting in the capacity of
Rnral Mails and Rnrnl Roads]
A notification sent out by
Postoifice Department should
doubtlessly will have considerable
feet in stimulating the good rpj
movement. The notice is in
stance that those rural communil
which desire a continuance of ti
free delivery of mails must pro!
roads practicable in all sorts]
weather and keep them in good
dltion. It will be the policy of]
department to cut off the service
over roads that may not be travel
with comparative ease and. In safi]
It is not the wish of Um dei
ment to deprive any communit
the rural delivery-service that s bj
appreciation of it, and no route
be discontinued on account of
roads until after a reasonable,
has elapsed following notificatioi
the necessity for improvements,
some time the department has
collecting data with respect tb
condition of roads covered,by ri
free routes, and as far as po3S?
communication will'be had with
road overseers or other persons
sponsible for the condition of.
highways, and efforts will be mad?
have the road laws carried out.
The rural free delivery system]
not operated for prodt. As a mat]
of fact it costs a very great deal m<
than it earns. Its deficiency eal
yea: is one of the heavy itehis of tl
department. But it is of great bej
efit to a large number of people, ai
that was the object of its creatk>]?
It is not more than fair that thoE
who benefit by the service shotttd gtvl
it all of the aid they can, especial?
in the'way of making the roads safj
and easy.-Savannah News.
What Could He Say?
"Ethelberta," said the young mai
pressing her more firmly to his manll
bosom-"Ethelberta, mayh?p I hayj
no right to ask this question, but
must.. Have-have you ever kissed
another man as you have just kisseij
There was silence for a brief in]
stant. Then in a low, pained voice]
she spoke: ^'
"Oh, Julius! How can you ask?!
Believe me, darling, my heart and my]
lips are as fresh and virgin as your]
And he spake no more, but pon?|
Corn in Kansas.
The earliest menUon of corn lui
Kansas is found in the account
Coronado's expedition in 1541-42."
Professor Winlaton found charred
corn in the ruins of prehistoric In
dian pueblos in Scott County, esti
mated by him to be at least tweuand
a half centuries old.
Although the Austrian Emperw
eats frugally he pays his chief cook
?2000 a year.