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A CELESTIAL BORGIA, v
X Tbe Wicked Run of Nan? Poo, Who Became Wife of
$ the Emperor of the Middle Flowery Kingdom.
There Is a Croat deal of literature, good,
hful and indifferent, principally the latter,
in China, II. iw much of tlio so called his
tory I reliable we have no moans of tell
ing, but It la snfo to assume that In thU
respect our neighbor of the orient are
quite as aocnmto as the more self sufficient
profile of the oechfcnt.
From the days of the great philosopher
Con Foo Choc till the present time there
Is no chnrorter f a Chinese history about
whleh we have mora reliable dnta than
that f Woo Chi Tien.
If a Chinaman In Kiirope or America
has a dozen tmoks In his library and a
majurlty have many more, for Chinese
bonks are chomp, and, after their fashion,
tho Chinese are nailer tho two thin pa
per volumes that tell of tho life of the fa
mous empress are cure to bo among tho
I have recently completed, with tho aid
of my friend Wong Chin Foo, well known
In New York city, a translation of this
wonderful story, a synopsis of which is
submitted. I.y Khan was one of the best
known kings of tho great Ming dynasty.
He consolidated thuemplrefrom the bleak
hills of M.iiirlmrin on tho north to tbe
tropin plains of Slum on tho south.
I.y Khan won by fcirro of orms. no held
and ronsollilikted by n clemency that made
friends of his foes and nn earnest Industry
tlint made tho arts of pmducllou inure
hfUD.red than the destructive arts of war.
Ly Klmn inuilo friends of the surrounding
mil ions and welcomed nil foreigners who
had skill to tako up their homes in Pekiug,
which, up to this time, bad been a capital
unworthy of tho great Middle Flowery
Tim sen along tho coasts was white with
shlpj. Thy canals Worn allvo with boats.
The roads teamed with richly laden buffa
lo carts, whoso, huppy driver sang through
tho dust. Tho primaries were bursting
wit h food. The factories wore musical with
tho whir of wheel and tho clang of spin
dle Thorn weru fat herds on the hills.
LY KUAX II BESIEGES PEKING.
Metal and rich gems poured tip from the
mines. In season tho slopes were white
with cotton, and the mulberry trees Ix lit
under their loads of precious eoroons. Tho
t-a plant had never been so fragrant or
abuudant on In the reign of Ly Khan.
1'overty bad tied tho land. Ponoo and
plenty linked arms and ruled. Tho ambi
tion of conqtiiist was dead, and In tho con
tentment that comes of amply rewarded
effort all class distinctions were gone, lio-
Ing. perreetly huppy themselves, the ihkit.
If such there were In a realm Where wnnt
was unknown, felt no euvy of the rich, if
rich there were whero poverty was un
Hut because their emperor was not hap
py thoro was a cloud in the sky of bis do-
Ly Khan had concubines Innumerable,
after the custom of the times, times which
lu this respect have not changed. He bad
also four wlvns ono from the east, one
from the west, one from the south, nnd the
youngest and best liclovedcamc from Man
churia nnd the country of tho heroic black
flags. The favorite wife was the beautiful
Hut the emperor and his people were
saddened because ho h:ul reached tho age
of 70 ami ji t the gods had s-nt no heir to
Many years In-fore this men coming from
Hindustan and claiming to bo tho sons
of DuiUlha hnd established a convent in the
Nlng l'oo mountains, not far from the
capital of the Middle Flowery Kingdom.
In this convent were gathered from all the
provinces the falroxt maidens of the realm.
It bad boon the custom for centuries for
tho emperors to visit the great convent on
the first of May or the day when the blos
soms give promise of the greatest frnltage
anil the people, and priests make offerings
and pray for the Increase and continuance
Although III, old nnd heavy of heart,
Ly Khan resolved to make at the. appoint
ed time what he Indlevcd would bo his lost
visit to the convent of Nlng Poo. int
were the preparations for the inception of
his majesty. The palanquin bearers car
tied him along hluMonilug avenuae in
whoso flowery depths gay plutnagod birds
sang, bnt tlicir Voices wore shrill compared
with tho flute tones of the nuns of Gau
tama. When they reached tbe marble
steps of the great convent, the priests
waved their fans and the nuns knelt with
Among tho voting women, one who at
tracted tlte emM-ror's atteuttoa at once
was Woo Chi Tltn. be was very beautiful
and bod gentle eye. Tbe emperor was
told that this girl was tbe daughter of a
poor schoolteacher who lived near by.
When he returned tothe capital, thennn
Woo Chi Tien disturbed bis peace, so he
sent for ha? and she became bis chief wifu.
rhn was resolved to control tbe emperor
and sho did an, for he save her all power.
Woo Chi Tien gave tbe great offices to bcr
friends and filled tbe palace with ber spies.
A few months after ber marriage she was
seeretly told that Win Ta. I bo bead wife
whoee place she had taken, was about to
become a mother. She at once accnicd the
unfortunate woman of conspiring against
the life of Ly Shan and bad her thrown
In the prison a son was born, and this
chiM Win Ta confided to the cam of a
faithful Maneburhtn servant, who secretly
lied with it to tho north. That night the
mother died 1
That sho might the better control the
old emperor. Woo Cbl Tien had him re
moved to lierpwn private apartments and
without her consent even tho moat faith
f ul generals and councilors could not see
him. he crmitted the attendance of phy
sicians, but she allowed no ouo to admin
ister medicine hut herself.
8ho took core to umbo friends with men
who might be useful to her purposo when
tho timo came, and against thoso who
complained of her conduct her vengeance
was swift and cruel.
At length I.y Khan died, and great was
tho grief throughout the Middle Flowery
Kingdom. Tho news of his death was nc
sompnniud by his lust proclamation, duly
Attested, in which ho appointed Woo Chi
Tien Ids successor and bogged, as a last
requot. that his faithful subjt?ts should
obey her as they had him. I p to this
time women hnd hnd great lnUnence in
the affairs of tho kingdom, but ono had
never sat on tho throne,.
Woo Chi Tien caused her great grief to
be published throughout the laud, anil she
promised to devoto her life to currying out
the wishes of the dead ruler. In tho Mean
time, she banished or destroyed all the
other wives and concubines, and gradually
she plntml im ii,;vor!i to do her bulling,
at the head of all tho province.-: and in nil
positions of power and trust.
Long before tho period of mourning was
past Woo Chi Tien had entered on that
career of rcckk-ss extravagance and un
bridled dissipation that nms.es her -name
tho most Infamous In Chlnoso hfstory.
When she was crow-nod, the treasury was
full, and there was plenty in all tho land.
''Money was made to bo spent and not to
bo hoarded," was the chief motto of Woo
Sho banished tho ennuchs and all tbe
old servants from the palace and filled
their places with handsome young men
and Kwnrms of dusky dancing girls from
tho south. To enlarge the palace parks
she tore down tho silk factories and with
out compensation destroyed tho homes of
the toilers. Hie built hnnging gardens
where the markets had been, and sho did
not hesitato to destroy a temple where she
thought a pleasure lake would lie better.
Woo Chi Tien invited magicians and
actors and musicians from nil tho world.
To the capital flocked robbers nnd adven
turers. Tho priests were banished or
made to hold their peace. The wheels and
spindles were heard no more in Peking.
Tho buffalo carts rumbled no mora
through tbe streets. The voice of trade
was silent, while tho voice of pleasure rang
ever through tho palace and parks.
Soon tho treasure left by tho emperor
wus exhausted. On learning t his Woo Chi
Tien sent for the groat officers and asked
Where did this money come from?"
"From revenues and taxes on tbe peo
ple," they replied.
"And the peoplo remain?"
"They do, O most beautiful ruler-. of
"Then go out nnd tax them."
"Hut they are taxed now."
''Imx thorn still inoro."
"They will complain."
" Destroy tho first that complains and the
other j will take warning nnd seal their
lips," was the command of Won Chi Tien.
And so tho taxes were mado heavier, and
when the pour peoplo complained they
were charged with treason oguinst tbe
empress and executed. The fear of death
did close tho lips of tho peoplo, but this
but added to the hate In their heorts. Out
side tho gay pilace thoro was no joy. The
workers toiledV with .bowed heads and
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hand guided affairs. -
Woo Chi Tien learned of the discontent
and ordered nil tho schools to be closed
'Learning teaches men to think, nnd
thinking loads to doubt, and doubt to
misery. Tbe gods meant tho poor to toil
for their masters." This she said and ail
the schools were at once closed.
Meanwhile tho years passed on. Misery
Increased in tbe land and riot never ceased
In tho palace. Woo Chi Tien remained
still young and beautiful, while those who
tried to imitate her shriveled op and died
In tbe furnaces of passion.
After 15 years a rumor came down from
the bleak hills of Manchuria that there
was up there a youth whom tho people
called the son of Ly Khan and his wife
Wan Ta. Woo Cbl Tien knew of tho birth
of this child and bad given orders to have
it strangled. The body of a murdered in
fant was shown her at tbe time and she
was content. Tbe story of the young
prince ran, tlwagh an effort was made to
suppress It through tho kingdom, and b7
night tbe people met secretly In the silent
temples and prayed for tbe coming of one
whom they regarded as srdtvlne deliverer.
Wise even in bcr reckless dissipation.
Woo Cbl had strengthened tho army, atud
by great favors kept tbe leaders on ber
side. A revolt broke out is Manchuria
nder"the lmposter," as she called tbe
young prince. Woo Cbl Tien knew tbe
Importance of checking this rebellion at
enoo. She summoned a great army, and
When the day eame for it to march she
mounted a - fine horse, and, dressed in
armor and holding aloft the flaming drag
on flag of the Middle Flowery Kingdom,
she rode down the lines of the army, call
I am vour emnres! I will share vour
danger and load yon against the Impostor
and the robels of Manchuria I"
She looked so beautiful and brave that
tbe whole army was thrilled. And when
she rode at tbe bond as It marched north
even those whom she bad so cruelly wrong
ed were filled with a temporary admiration.
Tho young prince was now over 46, bnt
a life in tbe mountains had motored blm
and inured him to arms and hardship.
The servant who carried him oft the flight
of his birth had with blm tbe proofs of the
child's descent. A secret society was
formed to care for the boy till the time
was ripe to assert his claim.
Tbe march of the empress was rapid.
They eame up with the rebels in time, and
unwisely on tbe part of tbe prinoo'a ad
visers a great battle was risked and
fongbt. Woo Cbl Tion was suooessfu,
and the rebels were scattered.
The next day a young man dressed as
the prlnco, and with tho arms of Ty Khan
on his jewels, was fonnd wandering In the
hills. He declared he was a shepherd, bnt
his dress contradicted that, so ho was exe
cuted, and Woo Chi Tion, satisfied that she
bad crushed tbe rebellion and destroyed a
dangerous rival, hurried back to tho capi
tal. Again night was turned Into day and
pleasure ran riot, end tbe taxes of the peo
ple were increased, becan of the war It
' Bnt the story told by ths fc-d whom Woo
Chi Tion exoented was true. The young
prlnco had bocomo separated from his
companions, and It was the shepherd who
insisted on a change of dress, In tho hope
of saving his young master.
Woo Chi Tion enjoyed a few more years
of peace and riot. In tho meantime the
safety of theprinco was known to his
friends. Secret societies of his adherents
were formed throughout the empire. Gov
ernors entered into the conspiracy. The
army was corrupted. Then one day came
when the whole Middlo Flowery Kingdom
was in a state of rebellion. -
Woo Chi Tien was among the first tc
realize tho danger. The capital had been
strongly fortiUed and into this she gath
ered the faithful.
A few weeks and under tbe banners of
Ly Khan tho. Second, as he was now
callud, a great army besieged Peking. Aft
er repeated assaults the place was carried
by storm and Woo Cbl Tien was seized
just as she was about to end her own life.
It mars tbe romance of this story, but
it is consistent with Chinese methods to
record that Woo Chi Tion and ber advisers
were wrapped np In inflammable material
and the night of their capture they were
plaoed on the walls and, like living
torches, burned to death in sight of the
people tbey had so wronged.
- . i . Alfred B. Calhotjh.
A LITTLE JACK SHEPPARD.
Johnnie Timothy aa Adept Jail Breaker
' .' as Weil aa aa Artful Thief.
Little 1 1 -year-old Johnnie Timothy, who,
with his Hl-yenr-old sister Mamie, is hold
by the Jersey City police on several charges
of robbery and larceny, is rapidly acquir
ing a reputation as a jail breaker. Mamio
nnd Johnnie are tbe precocious and indus
trious yonng thieves who made a business
of enticing Well dressed little girls into
ball ways and stripping thorn of their coats
and hats.' Whonrvictlms of this kind were
not available, they stole rugs and baby
carriages and bicycles from hallways and
cellars of flat houses and sold them to sec
ondhand dealers. They pawnod the wraps
and hats. They did a thriving business for
anout a month before being captured and
mado sufficient money to buy clothes and
shoes and all the candy and fruit they
could eat, besides paying their way Into
some ciioap snow nearly every night.
Johnnie was locked up in tho Seventh
street police station, but did not stay
there long. He mado his way through
a window to tho roof of the stable at
the sido .of the station, dropped Into a
yarn ot tho rear of Keilly's fiats In Sixth
street and got Into tbe street through the
nauway oi tne Unt. When be was recap
tured, it was thought advisable to send
him and his sister to the Oakland avonne
Tbe colls are located on the second floor.
Johnnlo and Mamio were put in separate
compartments. There is a window at one
end of the corridor protected bv wire net
ting. While the mntron was looking out
of tho window of her private apartment at
tne rear oi tlio main buildina she saw
boy creep stealthily across the roof of the
extension and hesitate for a moment on
the edgo directly opposite a tree growing
in tho adjoining yard. Tho next instant
tho boy mado a spring and caucht a branch
of the tree. With tho agility of a monkey
the boy climbed along the branch to the
trans oi the tree, made his way to the
ground, and before Matron Wyatt could
recover from ber amazement scaled a low
fence at the rear of tbe yard and disap
peared into Cook street. .
Johnnie was recaptured when he bad got
three or lour blocks from tbe station.
Then be was placed in a cell with only
One opening besides tbe door, a small cir
cular bole near the roof, about a foot In
About an honr after tbe boy was locked
np a noise was heard In his cell, and tbe
sergeant and doorman investigated.
Johnnie bad taken a board from tbe cot
and placed one end of it np against tbe
wall as near as it wonld reach to tbe cir
cular aperture. Then be climbed op the
board, got bis arms and head into the
aperture and was straggling to squeeze
through when the noise be made attracted
the sergeant's attention.
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