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THE THIRD PART. - JNUVEMBMK a. iby. . . r : ! " -IIZ fc3 XJ-&- PUTSBTJRG, SUNDAY, WBETHEjjEXr,SIBI How the Tonsorial Artists of the World Ply Their Use ful Vocation.- BARBERS IN MANY LANDS. The Embarrassing Position of a Red Headed Man in Japan. AMERICAN BAEBEES BEAT THE WOBLD. S?I Shaving and Shampooing In the Backwoods of Ada Hair Makes m Man in Japan Japanese Shnvlng; Cnilomi Chinese Barbers and Tbetr Trades Unions Short Halred Girls of SInm The Sbnved Priests of Barman The Chenpeit Ton sorial Artists of the World. FEOM OC TIULVXLING C0MMSSI02TEB. HE greatest shavers in the world are the Chinese. Every week at least 100,000,000 almond-eyed faces must be cleaned by the razor, ana rirv ten davs the hair is scraped from the scalps sur rounding at least that num ber of long, black Chinese pig-tails. The barbers con stitute one of the most im portant parts of the Chinese population. They have their guilds and their trades unions, and, some years ago they brought the Emperor himself to his knees. There - : rt-A that rlnssen an edict " ''" - - barbers with the lowest rana oi the Chinese people, and mat promoiieu them from entering the competitive exam inations for official rank. The barbers struck, and demanded that this be re :j TTnr several weeks the whole Chinese nation went unshaved. The black hair sprouted out to the length and stiffness of the bristles of the Berkshire hog, and a wail of anguish, rose from the throats of was the ing his presence by an immense tuning fork, about 10 inches long, which he sounds against the stools from time to time. He uses no soap, and often shaves with cold water. Chinese women usually dress their own hair. They paint their faces and blacken their eyebrows, pulling out the hairs in order to make the arch like that 01 a rainbow. . ,. The heads of Chinese babies are oi ten shaved, and, in Japan, you can tell a baby s age by its hair. The fuza is shaved from the scalp of the Japanese infant as soon as it is born; when it grows to the age ofa cer tain number of months a ring of hair is allowed to remain surrounding the bald oasis of the crown. A few months later a little tuft is blocked out in the center of this oasis, and a palm-tree like wisp grows upon it. Then other little wisps are allowed to comedown under the ear, and, at last, the l:-: .11 nr the head. Ibis shaving of the head makes the hair very stiff, and the Japanese has his head covered :.u :r 1.1. .V trin TTe looks 8S it his head were one gigantic cowlick, and he has this crop to the length of about one inch. The old fashion of shaving a strip from fore head to crown, and of wearing the hair long, and doing it up on the edge of this bam strip in the shape of an old lashioned. door knocker, is being done awav with in the cities, and you find it only in the back coun ties, and in those who pride themselves on belonging to the old regime. A BED-HEADED MAN IK JAPAN. Black or dark brown is the common color of the hair of the East. A white-haired Jap or a vellow-haired Chinese would get into the dime museums, and both nations look upon red as the color of the head of the devil. There is a tradition in Japan that the man who drinks too much saki, or Jap anese brandy, acquires a redness of hair, and I found that my red head caused much laughter as I traveled the country. The girls would nudge each other and whisper "saki, saki," as they walked behind me, and now and then a Japanese hoodlum would point to my head and reel along as though he were drunk. The common ap pelhtionfor the foreigner in Japan and China is "Bed-headed, blue-eyed, foreign devil," and as I fitted into this description I was, I doubt not, the seare-crow of the children of at least two nations. The Japanese girls are wonderfully beau tiful, and their hair would make that of a Washington belle tnm green with envy. Yum-Yum soaks her locks in the perfumed oil made from the seed of the camellia. She has them dressed by a professional hair dresser, at the extravagant cost of 20 cents a time, and she does this in her pretty little house, open at the street, so that the passer by can, if he will, inspect the whole opera tion. She is very modest, but she is not at all particular as to whether her dress is decollette or not during the operation. "When it is done, she has her face powdered and enameled, her eyebrows are painted, and she has the sweetest smile that can be now occupied by Li Hung Chang. The Chinaman thinks that the man -with a small head and long hair will die poor, and that the man whose hair turns wmws "" he is young will be haunted by bad luck. A woman whose hair is glossy, whose face is round and plump, may possibly become the wife or the Emperor, and the man with long eyebrows will live to be 100. I did not see any barbers in Korea, and, as the people wear their hair long, there is probably no demand for them. The average Korean mustache is like the old joke gotten offon that the dude's: "It is like a baseball game, having nine hairs on each side, and one in the middle, for umpire." If the Korean has any beam it is thin and strag gling, and as as rule, his whole strength, like that of Samson, goes into his hair. The Dovs ot JHorea dress tneir nair um w scfiool girls of America; they part it in the middle, and wear it m long braids down their backs. They are not considered men until they are married, and it is at this time thev are permitted to wind up their hair into a knot on top of their head Bndputit nnder their hats. One of the most insigni ficant and contemptible specimens of man hood in the far East is a Korean boy of 40, with his hair parted in the middle, trailing in a braid below his waist. He is kicked around as though he were 6, because he has as yet got no wife to make a man ot him. A 'COWBOY ON PARIS. Buffalo Bill Gives His Opinion of the Gay French Metropolis. PEOPLE WHO ENJOY THEMSELVES. Value of an American Acquaintance In a Foreign Country. A HEW LIGHT ON FEENCH 0HAEACTEE Bengali Barber. LrvWv gr zjyk 'm&Mgfrft v v lis,, MSBJglsaL "MMAV Ii- -IK vJOBwSj&s A JAPANESE TOILET. millions of Chinese men. Public opinion has its weight in China as in America, and the Emperor came to terms. Now a barberjs son may become Viceroy of China, and it is not an impossibility that a barber himself should aspire to be Minister to the United States. The Chinese pig-tail is a badge of servi tude. A little more than 300 years ago the Chinese prided themselves on their long, black hair, which covered the whole of their heads. "When they were conquered by the Hanchus, who rushed in upon them from the North, their conquerors made them A. Japanese Shave. shave their heads as a sign of submission. .-. . - -.. Art hafiiina 4fra fschian nnJ nw bnavea ueu. .,..-..... ..u.uu, uu, u ... even the Hanchus themselves wear bald scalps. The Chinaman has become proud of his pig-tail. He braids false hair into it to make it longer, and pieces it out with black silk thread. He oils it until it shines likepolishedjet,andhe lets this greasy, black snake hang down upon and soil the most delicate of yellow and sky-blue silk gowns. He has his hair restorer just as has the American dude, and it may be of advantage to some of our bald headed men to know that a fat rat diet is supposed, in China, to be conducive to hair growing. A TXET CHEAP SHATE. I asked my Chinese servant, while travel ing through to Peking as to the prices of shaving. He told me that in the interior you could get a shave for a cunt, and that the prices rose according to the wealth of the customer. "Mandarins," said he, "often have barbers connected with their yamens, and the swell Chinaman is shaved in his ' own residence. Ninety-nine hun dredths of the shaving is. however, done on the street, and the barber's whole outfit costs less than S3. His razor, which is in the shape of a triangle, can be bought for from S to 10 cents. The strop, made of cot ton cr leather, costs about a nickel, and his brass basin is less than a dollar. He has two little stools painted red, without backs, upon wlurh his customers sit bolt upright, while !.! tvinff ..hnvf-d. These stools have v..j -"-K -. . , . . ... , . DelOW tliem, in wuicu ms suariuK shown by her sex in any country of the world. The most of her beauty, how ever, disappears with maidenhood. "When she is married she shaves oft her eyebrows and blackens her teeth, and this evebrow shaving and teeth blacking is one of the most disgusting of the old customs of Japan. The Empress and the ladies of the court are discouraging it, and its days are probably numbered. It originated, I am told, in the desire of the husband to show that she cared nothing to make herself attractive to others after she was married, seeming to lose sight of the fact that she tniffht make herself diseustine even to her husband. It is on the same principle that widows shave their heads in Japan, and that ,ld maids shave off their eyebrows in order to show that they have given up all hope of marriage. Suppose every oia maia in me United States should put her forehead into the hands of the barber to-morrow, think what a havoc the ugliness produced would cause in the families owning the eighty thousand odd unmarried girls in Jlassachu setts. SHOBT-HAIBBD SIAMESE GIBLS. Siam is the land of the short-haired girl. All of the women of this country wear their hair from one to two inches long, and their locks stand up like black or gray bristles out from their cream-colored faces. A Siamese buttercup of 16. with her plump, yellow cheeks, her bright, black eyes, and her lithe, symmetrically formed frame. loosely clad in the Siamese sarong, is a beauty, notwithstanding that her black hair is short, and that her teeth are reddened with betel-nut chewing. She is as straight as an arrow and as graceful as a gazelle, and her hair makes you think of the saucy page boy of the stage. ,...., The children of Siam have their heads shaved with the exception of alock on the crown. This is not allowed to be touched until they reach manhood,and the ceremony of cutting it off is one of the greatest events 1 of the child's life. The hair-cntting of a prince belonging to the royal lamuy costs thousands of dollars. A great feast is given, and the barber who does the work receives a valuable present. He clips the locks with golden shears, and shaves the spot with a gilded razor. When the heir apparent to the throne is shaved in this way the whole nation rejoices. There is a grana :es tival at Bangkok, in which the royal white elephants tafce part, and feasting goes on for days. Poorer children have this hair cutting done at a Buddhist temple, and the priest acts as barber. The Buddhist priests all over the East shave their heads, and there are 20,000 bare-pated priests in Bang kok alone. All of the males in the king dom are supposed at some time in their lives to become priests, and everywhere you go you see these bare-headed, bald-headed, yellow-skinned anatomies stalking about, with yellow sheets wrapped around their otherwise naked frames. I.ONO-HAIBED BUBMESE. The Burmese are proud of their long hair, and both women and men let their locks grow as long as they wilL They are very superstitions as to the day for washing the head, and they consider it unlucky to wash the head on Mondays, Fridays, or Saturdays. They will not cut their hair on Mondays or Fridays, nor on their birth days, and as the birthday of the Burman comes once a week, many of the people are rn.trinrci to lour (Ijvs lor .bair-cuttine. They have many superstitions in regard to The Koreans save, the combings of their hair, and the parings of their nails, in order that they may be burled with them when they die. SHAVING IN INDIA. In India everything runs by caste, and the barbers rank with the washermen and blacksmiths. A barber's son is always a barber, and a barber's daughter is sure to marry a barber. The Indian barber, like the Chinaman, travels from house to house to do his shaving. He carries all his tools under his arm, wrapped up in a cloth, and, when he shaves his customer, he makes him Kniiat down on his heels and bend over his head. He then squats down on his own heels in front of him, and the two, without chair or steel, do the business in the most ttrimitivn manner. He usually Bhaves with cold water, and he is a manicure as well as a barber. No Hindoo shaves himself, and few Hindoos pare their own nails. The barber is expected to take the gray hairs out of your head, eyebrows, and mustache, and like his Chinese brother, he pays atten tion to cleaning the ears and to shaving the face, even to the corners of the eyes. A high-priced barber in India gets from $1 25 to $2 a month per family. An ordinary shave costs from 1 to 2 cents, and a first class hair-cut is given for from 1 cent to a nickel. . . . .. Itis quite customary in the East for the families to shave their heads when they go into mourning, and in Siam when a King dies all the people in the country are sup posed to cut offtheir hair so close that their Eates are as clean as a- billiard ball. The ead of the corpse is shaved in India, and, while watching a body Deing cremaieu at Benares,I saw about a half-bushel of human hair lying on the stone steps not far from the fire. I asked where it came from and ..? rmirlo tnid me it had inst been cut from the heads of the friends and relatives of the deceased. The Indian barber is a surgeon as well as a shaver. He bores the holes In thqjcirla' ears, and -pierces their noses for the nose-ring. He tjften acts as a profes sional match-maker.and his wife is a ladies' hairdresser. She trims the nails of the bride for weddings, and takes off the fine clothes of the widow and dresses her in her funeral garments. I had these Hindoo bar bers meet me at every station in India, and they were always within call of the hotels. A PLEASANT EXPEEIENCE. I shall not soon forget a Bhave and hair .nrtintr whieb I Buffered in unner Egypt. The execution took place in the city of Sioot, about 300 miles above Cairo. The seat was a plain stool. The barber was a dirty Turk,in a red turban and a white gown, and he nrst cnoppea ou my uir "u p"j of sheep shears, pulling it and sawing it at every cut. Several times he narrowly escaped my ears, and I was trembling as though I had the ague when he began upon me with his razor. I had dismissed my guide, audi did know enough Egyptian to tell him that I could dispense with the shaving. He used no soap, andhe wet my beard with cold water from a polished brass basin, ont of one side of which had been cut a sort of half-moon hole. He fitted this ICOKBESPOHDKSCE OI" THB DISPATCH.! Paris, October 24. A good many Amer ;nn. nntre visited Paris this year a greater number, I am told, than ever came over be-t fore in a single season, it has nappeneu, " reasons which I suppose I do not need to de tail.that I have met most of the visitors from my own country. Certainly the number who havedonemetnenonortocan nasu" great, and it sometimes seems as if I had be come acquainted with more of my country men in Paris that in all the time I have spent at home. This impression is probably accounted for by the eagerness with which a man in a foreign country recognizes another man who "talks United States;" so that every acquaintance made here weighs more than a dozen ordinary introductions at home. I have referred to the number of American visitors in order properly to explain why I venture to write anything concerning my views of France and the French peoplej for probably not one in twenty of my American Visitors naa failed to ask: "Well, Colonel, wnat ao you minis. Paris?" The question has been so general and evi dently so genuine that I am led to believe that the readers of American newspapers would be interested in the observations of a countryman who is American from skin to bone, who has played his little part in the development of our Dounaiess resources, and who, perhaps, is more distinctly Ame rican than the majority, because he has passed a great part of his life on the plains and amid scenes that can be reproduced, I believe, in no other country on the face of the globe. WHAT HE THINKS OF PAEIS. "What do I think of Paris? It is a ques tion that strikes a man's fnnnv bone at the 6am time that it perplexes him; for it can not he snnnosed that an answer can be given in one word, or a dozen, and while in a chance conversation it may be passed over quickly, it becomes a very delicate affair to reply fully and freelyin print It is easy enough' to say, "Paris is pleasant and hantifn1 " 'Rverv visitor knows that, and every American who reads, believes it. I take it that something more than a mere complimentary verdict is wanted, and yet, at the same time, I should be the last to put mv wits together in order to pick flaws; for the French have been very kind to me in every particular. If there have been slight disagreements, or misunderstanding between myself and contractors once in a while, they are matters of no consequence whatever. They do not reflect discredit of any sort on the French people, lor such misunderstand ings are to be found everywhere. Business is business the world over, and the methods of making money here are much the same as in America, "When it comes, however, to French char acter, I think that the attitude of the gen eral public should be taken into account, and, if the reader will pardon me for refer ring somewhat to the business in which I have been interested here, I will try to give a candid view of the French as they have come to mv notice. I must refer to the busi ness which brought ma here because it has- been in the light ot ousiness principally that I have seen the people. That is, I can not sneak as an ordinary tourist, I have seen the French under especial circum. stances, and in the light of those circum stances t shall speak as well as I can. The first thing, then, is this: Paris is, as has been reported again and againj a most beautiful city. The streets are clean, the atmosphere ia pure, and the buildings are well cared for. At first glance the build ings are not so impressive as one would have expected, for they do not tower up to 12 or 13 stories; but they are all substantial and well kepi The main streets are broad, more or less straight, and everything seems to be done to keep good order and health .11 :- .;.n. ndi m vivtr. of some of the reasons that lead me to like the French. They seem to me to be people made ex actly for enjoying themselves. I do not mean to say that they have no valor, or military courage, or energy: all the world knows the reverse is true in war matters, and the energy of the country is wonder fully proved by the recent exposition. On the other hand I do not think that they overwork. They appear to take their pleasure as they go along, and are content with moderate fortunes and incomes. It is a great pity that the Governments of Europe cannot get on peaceably together, for if it was not for the necessity of keeping np a standing army, I believe the French would be the happiest people in the world. Their manner ot life is a perfect indica tion of their general character, and though I cannot help admiring it, I must say that it would not do for me, and I think that most Americans would come to the same conclusion. Coffee and rolls at 9 o'clock, breakfast at noon, coffee, in the middle of me aiternoon ana dinner in tue evening does not give the rapid American time enonc-h for hi wnrt. The French.however. find sufficient time to do what they wish to and manage to get more fun out ot life than we do. Such, briefly told, are some of my im pressions of this great country andremark able people. I might go on and write more, but have given your readers enough to show them that many of the foolish things which we hear in America concerning France and the French are mere inventions. I have been mingling with all classes here for six months and I have found out their good qualities and lost sight of the rest. W. F. Cody. cro A STORY OF THE EXODUS. Author of "UARDA," "SERAPIS," . Etc. (JTOW FIRST PUBLISHED.) THK BILE NEGROES. The Typo Improves as tbo Traveler Ap proacbei Iti Source November Scrlbner. Throughout the great area included in the Equatorial Provinces there must be va rieties in the physical type. The tribes are not, however, strikingly different to a cas ual observer. They are all finer people than the "West coast negro whom we see in Amer ica. The head is higher, the face less prog nathous, the features more agreeable and the limbs more symmetrical and muscled well down to the extremities. The long heel and crooked shin, which we consider char acteristic of the true negro, do not belong to the negro of the Upper Nile. The type improves as we ascend the Nile. The Baris are fine, large men, uncommonly tall and well filled out. The women also are tall and strong. The Madis are, how ever, the beauties and dandies of the whole ennntrv. One will see there really hand some men. They are not so large as the Baris, but very symmetrical and their feat ures are often positively agreeable. They take more nains in nersonal decoration than most of their neighbors, dressing their hair very elaborately and often punting their bodies in fantastic patterns. All of these people are armed with spears and many of them carry bows and arrows as well. Shields are by no means universal. Such of the tribes in the immediate vicinity of the Nile as carry no shields seemed to dread the" shield of the Makraka warriors from the west, who were occasional allies of the troops of the provinces, quite as much as they feared their fierce courage and reputed cannibalism. BEER DRINKING IN BATARIi. jji "rlffiwfl'miisEA M raK. 'WMA mmm wm . mm I H J7 mviwA Spoiled by an Egyptian. utensils are carried, and he goes with them their hair, and this is the same in China t : ..- .i .. ,t o nolo halnm-ed nm nnH Korea. It is a legend in China that no his shoulders, from placo w place, announc- thick-haired man. has ever held the place hole into my neck so that my head hnng over the basin, like that of John the Baptist on the charger, and then splashed the water up over. my face with his aromatic hands, w hen he thought I was sufficiently drowned, he jerked my head back against his bosom, and held it there while he scraped and sawed and tore my beard from my 'ace. I never knew that there were so many hairs in my beard before, and when I got through my cheek looked like the skin of a sheep when its wool has been cut off by an amateur shearer. I am not sure whether the charge was 3 or 5 cents, but it was the dearest shave T ever had. and as for my hair I had to have it recut as soon as I got to Cairo. The Turk ish barbers are about the same as the TVmtian. and there is in reality no place in the world where you can get so good a shave as in America. Shaving in Europe is cheap, but in few countries will yon find the luxury of the reclining chair, and as for such palaces as the barber shops of our big cities, they are unknown. A tonsorial parlor, like that of the Palmer House, in Chicago, the walls of which are lined with plate-glass mirrors, and in the floors tiling, of which are set 500 silver dollars, would be a curiosity in Pekin, Constantinople, Cairo, Paris or Lon don, and we have barber shops in St- Louis, Omaha and Kansas Gity which surpass any thing in Europe; We beat the world on Turkish baths, and I got a bath in Denver a few days ago which was more palatial and luxurious than anything I saw in the famed city of the Sultan. I took a swim in a marble pool as big as a city lot, and I. was rubbed down by a while man whose skin was like marble and whose frame was as symmetrical as statne of David. Michael Augelp's famed Ebajtk G. Cabpenteb. Salvation On is the best liniment in the market for both man and beast. Price 25 cents. FEENCS GENEROSITY. When we came here for the summer season of 1889 there was naturally considerable difficulty in finding a suitable location. "We were in great. measure unknown, for the French, it seems, do not take things for granted. They wish to see for themselves. I cannot help therefore expressing my pro found gratitude to such people as the Mayor of Neuilly, who did everything possible for our comfort, who evidently could not do enough. He was only one of several who put themselves to much tronble in order that we should get well established. Through his and other similar acts Icame to realize what was meant by French polite ness. It in genuine courtesy, and while the forms of conduct may appear extravagant to some Americans, it seems to me that they are genuine expressions of regard. I cannot help feeling that the French are extremely hospitable and generous. That is, they do not condemn a man before he is proved gailty. They willingly take his word for what he is and do what they can to promote his interests. .... A great deal has been written in the past about the Frenchman's fickleness, his love ol display, etc I have not found this judg ment justified by my experience. I have been concerned here in giving an entertain ment characteristic of certain features of American life. "We do not parade in scenery, no spectacle of the ordinary kind; in fact, nothing has been done to give any artificial effect to our performance. "We appear in exactly the same costume in which we rode about the plains, and every feature of our properties, to use a theatrical term, is of the plainest description. Do the Frenchmen dislike it. acenstomed as they are to seeing a wealth of splendor in their public entertainments? Not at alL They are deeply impressed with the plain genuine ness of the exhibition that we give. In all our experience I have not known a people who came more repeatedly than the French to see our representation. They take pains to inform me and my associates of their ap preciation of the homely features which we bring into the foreground. All this would seem to show that the French are anything but superficial in their observations. They care more for the plain, rough representation of the pioneer's life than for the randy glitter of the cirens and the modem shows generally. Enrtherthan that, they correctly appreciate the individ ual features of the mid "West. They un derstand what we are about when we en deavor to illustrate life on the plains of years ago, a manner of life indeed, that has not yet entirely gone out of existence. PLEASED 'WITH HIS EXPERIENCE. It is easy to see that I have been im mensely pleased with my experience here. It cOUld not be otherwise where people are so uniformly kind as the French have been. It has not been merely the kindness of patronage; the matter touches much deeper than that. Their appreciation of the enter tainment they have received has led them to express themselves in more ways than at tendance at the performance. Various of the distinguished men bave sent me testi monials in the shape of curious weapons, fine pictures, etc., and an association of re tired army officers, all members of the Legion of Honor, elected me an honorary member. Add to this, that more hospita- Jble invitations are lent tome than I can jossibly. accept, sad yon bave a fair id One Man Gets Away With 28 Glasses With. ont Any Great Effort. KewYorkSnn.1 "While traveling in Germany and Bavaria during the past summer I was much interested in watching the people drink beer," said Balph L. Shainwald of this city. "In Bavaria there was a keg of beer mthe"':platform-''toreveiy statiSfi. "Wnen the train stopped there was a grand rush to get at the keg. Each man carried his own glass. After drinkiDg all he could before the train started the beer" drinker filled his glass to the brim and carried it into the car. After the glass was emptied it was set upon the window sill of the car. All along the whole length of the train on both sides these glasses sat on the window sills, silent me mentoes of the bibulous tastes of the passen gers on the train. At one station I saw the train delayed for five minutes because the keg was empty. A full one had to he pro cured before the passengers would resume their seats in the coaches. Mr. Shainwald said that each glass con tained a pint and that the cost was abontthe equivalent of 2 cents. As an example of German beer capacity in jaumen, Mr. Shainwald said the beer was Bervedin glasses nearly one foot tall and containing nearly one quart. An American friend of the traveler tacKled one of these glasses and managed to stow it away after halt an hour's hard work. A corpulent German sitting near showed his contempt for this feat by pointing to the half empty glass in front of him, and exclaiming: "Das ist mein acht nnd zwanzigter (28) bier!" SYNOPSIS OP PRECEDING CHAPTERS. The story opens with the death of the first born of Egypt The Egyptians, frenzied by the great calamity thafuaa overtaken them,descend upon the Hebrew quarter with Intent to slay aU of that race In their midst, to whom they attribute their troubles. One man Is found and stoned tb death, the other houses being de serted by their occupants. Homecht, Captain of Pharaoh's bowmen, passeooytne rums oi the Hebrew village, and In rescuing some cats, held sacred by the Egyptians, discovers the un conscious lorm ot Ephraim, a Hebrew youth, who waS the bearer of a message from Miriam to his uncle Joshua, a Captain in Pharaoh's army and a warm friend of Horneclit The latter has a widowed daughter, Kasana, -who was compelled by her father to marry an Egypt- Ian while loving Joshua. Joshua had just re turned from a long campaign, and knew little of what had transpired among his people. He was satisfied with his positiOD.whlch was one of honor. He has determlneowithln, himself to stay with the Egyptians, when Ephraim deliv era his message from Miriam, the prophetess, callhfg upon Joshua to lead his people out of Egypt. Joshua was still unshaken In hfs deter mination to remain in Egypt, when he was called to see Ellab. an aged slave, wno naa Deen suddenly taken ill. The old man talked to Joshua about the exodus until the latter re solTeS to join his people in their wanderings. CHAPTEB "VTL OSHTJA returned to his tent with a bowed head. The discord in hia soul was resolved. He knew now what burden he must take up. His father called him and he must obey. And the God of bis people! Ashe listened to the old " mon'a tale all he had heard of that God in his childhood re awakened in his soul, and he knew now that He was another than Set, the god .of the Asiatics in Lower Egypt; and another than the "One," the "Sum of All," ot tte Adepts. The prayer he had been wont to say on going to rest, the story of the Creation which he had never been weary of hearing, because it so plainly showed how everything which existed in heaven and on earth had gradually come into being till man came to take possession of it and enjoy it all thehistoryof Father Abraham, of Isaac and Jacob, Esau and his own forefather Joseph how gladly had he hearkened to all this as it was told him by the gentle mother who had borne him, by his nurse and his grand father, Eliahama, and yet he seemed long since to have forgotten it. But under the old slave's humble roof he could have re neated the tale word-for word, and he now Knew of-a surety that there was indeed one Godt invisible, almighty, who had chosen Israel to be nu own people ana naa prom ised to make them a great nation. That which the Egyptian priesthood kept secret as the greatest mystery waa the common possession of His people; every beggar, every slave might lift his handsin prayer to the one invisible .God, who had revesiea iuiascn w jiuiuoujtj and promised him great things. Overwise heads among the Egyptians, who had divined His existence and over laid His essence with the, monstrous births of their own imaginings and their own thoughts, had shrouded Him in a thick veil and hidden Him from the multitude. It was only among His chosen people that He lived and showed forth His power in its mighty and awful greatness. This God was not nature, though the initiated in the temples counfounded them; no. the God of his fathers was enthroned on hieh, above all created things and the visi ble universe, above man, His last and most breaker. What he had to do he now saw plainly and clearly. He must quit Pharaoh's service and declare before the face of bis superiors that as a dutiful son he must obey the comraa'nds of his father and go forth to share his fortunes and the for tunes of his people. But he did not conceal from himself that his demand might ba refused, that he might be kept back dj force perhaps, if he per sisted unmoved in his resolve, be threatened with death, or, if it came to the worst, be handed over to ithe executioner. But even if this should be his doom, if his deed cost Viim Ti a Mfa It vtrnnlA havo ?nT1A Wn9.t T7&S right, and his comrades in arms, whose es teem was dear to him, would still think of him as their woxthy mate; ma lamer ana Miriam would n,ot be wrotn wun mm; nay, but would mourn for the faithful son, the true man who preferred death to.treason. Calm and elevated in spirit, he gave the watchword to the sentry with proud com posure and went into his tent. Enhraim still lay sleeping and smiling as though wrapped in sweet dreams. Joshna lay down on a mat near him to seek strength for the hard day before him. Hia eyes soon closed, and after sleeping an hour he awoke of hia own accord and called for his hand somest raiment, bis helmet and gilt armor which he was wont to wear only at high f es tivak or in the King's presence. Meanwhile Eohraim. too. awoke, gazed at his uncle from head to foot with de lighted curiosity as he stood before him in stalwart manliness and shining, warlike splendor, and cned as he started np: 'It must be a fine thing to be dressed like that and feel oneself to he the leader ot thousands!" .... The elder man shrugged his shoulders and replied: "Obey the Lord thy God, and give no man, whether great or small, the right to re gard you with anything but respect, and then you may carry your head as high as the proudest hero in his purple robe and gilt breastplate." "But yon have done great things among the Egyptians," the lad went on; "they hold you in high esteem, even Hornecht, the great captain, and his daughter, Kasana.'' "Do they?" said the warrior, with a smile, and he bid his nephew to lier down and keep' quiet, for his brow, tnongn less senousiy burning than it had been the night before, was still very hot. "Do not go ont of doors," Joshna added, "till. the leech has been to see yon, and await my return, ii 'And will you be long away?" asked the i,. . f.f t his vsnitv flattered when h ... v,;. nnei drive wt. But he had not long the pleasure of watching him. for thick fg elnnrts or flnst soon mu mo cumwm mm i view. The hot desert wind had risen which so often blows In the .Nile vaney aurioe wo spring months, and whereas aU night and ia the morning the sky had been clearly blue: it was now not clouded, but veiled, aa were, with white haze. i. The sun looked down, a motionless globe, i:i . Mfnil tm ahoTe the heads ox men. and the fierce heat it shed seemed to havB , burned up its beams, wmen to-aay we ia- visible. The eye, protectea ny mo mm, could look up at it unhurt, and yet iu scorching power was as great as ever. Th- i;i.. t. wT.?.li mmmnnlv tanned the). iiBui, . ""- ------., 7- . . ...MS brow in the early pan oi mo uj kubuw like the hot breath of a raging Deast oi prey., It was loaded with the nne scorenmg sana of the desert, and. the pleasure of breathing 4 .. tnA Tntr. tartnre. The ssuallv fra-' .r, .;. r a March dav in Ezvpt was now's an oppression both to man and beast, chok3j ing tneir lungs, ana seeuuug, ""f weigh on the whole frame and check its Joys in fir. .'J The "higher the pale and rayless orb rose n thn t-v the denser erewtho mist, tha j heavier and swifter rolled the sandclouds-jl rtm 4li rteert Enhraim still stood In front of the tentl gazing at the spot where Pharaohii chariot i had vanished in the dust. His knees shook. but he attributed this to the wind sent by 1 Rot.TVnnnn at whose bio win u even the strongest was aware of a weight about his feet. i Joshua was gone, but he might return Ia a few hours, and then he would be compelled to follow him to Succoth; then the fair drm and hones which yesterday hadjS brought him and whose bewitching charms his lever had enhanced would be lost tonus ) forever. fin In the course of the night he had quite made up his mind to enter Pharaoh's army,'! to the end that he might remain near Tank! aud Kasana; out, aitnongn ne naa not mon$ than half understood Joshua's message. he ennlil dearlv infer that ha meant to tura'i his back on Egypt and his hign office, andViI that he conntea on taKing. mm, juiumm, , with him, unless meanfthila he could maketi good his escape. Bo then he must give -apt his desire to see Kasana once more. But j mis thought was more than he could en- dure, and a voice within whispered to him ' that he had neither father nor mother and.3 ma free to act as he chose. His. guardianSe the brother of his deceased father, in whosaf house he had been brought up, naa aiedj not Inner since, of an illness, and no new! guardian had been appointed to him, as haj was now past childhood. Be was destined! lw anrl hv to become one of the chiefs of his? proud tribe, and until yesterday he hadf never wished for anything better & when yesterday ne naa rejeeteaina nrleat'a challenge to become a warrior under Pharaoh with the nride ot a shepherd prince! he had followed the impulse of hia heart j hnt now he said to himself that he had beeal fnnllon anil childish to reiect atEInzofJ which he knew nothing, which had always! and intentionally Been represeniea 10 maj in a false and hideous light in order to ivs ? IMKSfes'"--- - w Hsf KPHBAIM FALLS FAtEnXKO ET THE DE3ZET. THE HEATHEN AND THE' GBIP. A Chinaman Who Thonsbt the Cable Bond's String Bad Broken. Chicago Tribune. 1 Luther Laflin Mills, one of the counsel for the prosecution in the Cronin case, finds time in the midst of bis arduous duties to tell a good story. "I was going to my home in Lake View, one afternoon," he said at lunch the other day, "and had taken one of the limits cable trains. I was Bitting on the 'front end ot the car the grip end I believe it is called when my attention was attracted by a Chinaman with his basket of laundry. The gripman seemed to be much amused at the Mongolian's smile and happy unconscious ness of care. Somewhere In the vicinity of Lincoln Park the Celestial indicated in the UBual way that he wanted to leave the car. The conductor had come forward just at that moment, and the gripman said to him. 'See thathaythun. He wants to git off. Watch me trow him.' The train slackened its speed, and the Chinaman picked up his basket and was disembarking when the gripman gave the train a sudden lurch which threw the Chinaman over his basket. He fell on his feet, however, unharmed, and turning around with the grin still on his face, asked. 'What le le matterl Stling bloke agin?' "He had heard of the repeated accidents to the cable, or the strine. as he called it. and he supposed he had been the victim of one of them. iflF U Joshua Return With a New Xtsolve. Iiassoed. isTCLJ'l Hall Boy What's all this yelling about ? Mr. Bromley You'll find out if you don't git an ax ,an''Iet me loose. I hitched this rope on m'self afore I went t' sleep so's to be sure; aa'l happened t' turn over two 'r three twee in ur nignti tiwgt. perfect work, created in His own image; and all creatures were subject to His wilL He, the King of Kines. ruled all that had life with just severity; and although He hid Himself from the sieht of man who was His image, and was beyond man's appre hension, yet was He a living, thinking and active Being, even as men were, save that His term of life was. eternity, His mind was omniscience, His realm wasinfinity. And this God bad instituted Himself the leader of His people. There was no captain who could dare to defy His power. If Miriam were not deceived by the spirit of prophecy,-and if He had indeed called Joshua to be His sword.how could he resist or what higher place could he fill on earth? And his people? The rabble crowd ot whom he had thought with scorn.how trans figured they seemed by the power of the Most High now that he had heard old Eliab's talel Now he only longed to lead them; and on hU way back to the camp he stayed his steps on a sandy knoll from -1..... 1,0 onnin1 see the limitless waters gleaming under the lights of the lamps of heaven, ana ior me ma "" --- ---& years, uplifted his arms and eyes to the God whom he had found again. He began with a simpiq prayer wujcu u mother had taught him; but then he cried to the Lord as a mighty counselor, and be sought Him with. fervent entreaty to show him the way in which he should walk with out being disobedient to hisfather, orbreak ing the oath he had sworn to the King, or becoming a traitor in the eyes oi those to whom he owed so mnch. "Thy people glorify Thee as the God of truth, punishing those who break their oath 1" he cried. "How canst Thou bid me to be faithless, and be false to the pledge I have given? All I am or can do is Thine, O Lord, and I am ready to give my blood and my life for my brethren. But rather than cast me into dishonor and perjury let me die and give the task Thou hast chosen me, Thy servant, to do, to a free man bound by no Thus he prayed, and he fell as thongh he clasped in his arms a friend whom he had accounted as lost. 4.ueu uo uuu uu m silence through the diminishing, darkness, and as the gray dawn stole up, the high tide of passion ebbed in his soul, and the clear headed warrior could think calmly. He had vowed to do nothing against the !ll nf h! father or his God. but ha was U0 ties resolved flT to be a trailer 'and oath boy. At this Joshua paused in thought, looked kindly in his lace, and then gravely replied: "The man who serves a master never knows how long he may be detained." Then, changing his tone, he added less em phatically : "To-day, this morning, I may perhaps get through mv business quickly and return in a tew noun, u it snoma not be so, if I should not be with yon by this evening, or early to-morrow morning, then" and he laid lis hand on the, boy's shoulder "then make your way home as fast as you can. If when you reach Suo coth the people have gone on before you, look in the hollow sycamore before the house of Aminadab, and yon will find a let ter which will tell you whither they have gone; and ,when you come np with thesa greet my father and my grandfather Eliah ama, and likewise Miriam, and tell them and all the people that Joshua will ever be mindful of the commands ot God and of his father. Henceforth he will be, called Joshna by all men Joshua, and not Hoses. Tell this to Miriam first of all. Finally, say to them that if I stay behind, if lam not allowed to follow them, as I fain would do, it is that the Most High hath dealt otherwise with me, and hath broken the sword which He had chosen before he had used it. Do you understand me, boy ?" And Ephraim bowed his head and said: "You mean that death alone can keep you from obeying the call of God and your fath er's commands." "That was my meaning," replied Ms uncle. "And If they ask yon why I have not stolen away from Pharaoh and escaped from his power, answer that Joshna would fain enter on bis office as a true man un stained by perjury, or, if it bs God's will, die true. Now rehearse the message." Ephraim obeyed; and his uncle's words must have sunk deep into hia soul, lor he neither forgot nor altered a single word; but he had no sooner ended his task of repe tition than he seized Joshua's hand with vehement urgency and implored him to tell him whether he had indeed any fear for hia At this the warrior clasped him In a lov ing embrace and assured him that he hoped that he had given him thia message only to be forgotten. "Perhaps," be added, "they may try to keep me by force, but by God's help I shall soon be back with yon again, and we will, ride forth together to Succoth." He turned and went out without heeding his nephew's questions, for he heard the sound of wheels without, and two chariots with, fine horses came rapidly up to the tent and stoppea in iron 01 mo cuuautc CHAPTER VIII. Joshua was well acquainted with the men who stenned out of the chariots; they were the head chamberlain and one of the King's chief scribes, and they had come tabid him to the "High Gate," as the palace of the Pharaohs was called. No hesitancy or escape was possible, and he got lntotne second chariot with the scribe, surprised In deed, but not uneasy. Both officials wore mourning robes, and instead of a white ostrich plume, the insignia of office, a black plume fixed on tne orow. xne norses, too, and the runners were decked with badges of the deepest woe. And yet the King's mes senger seemed to be oheerful rather than de jected, for the noble bird which .they were charted to bring into Pharaoh's presence had come- out at their call, and they had feared to find the nest deserted. Thn inntr.limbed bavs of royal breed car ried the light vehicles with the swiftness of the wind across the nneven, sandy way and the smocth high road beyond, toward the palace. . , , , , Ephraim, with youthful lnquisibveuess, had gone oat of the teat to see the unwonted seena that met his eyes. The soldiers were well pleased that Pharaoh should have teat his own ohariots to fcteh tWr oejtai, s4 taeh him more closely to his own 1 The Esrvntians. he had always beeaFteWn were his enemies ana oppressors; aaaissrwa deliehtfnl on the contrary, had everrtMtra seemed in the first house of an BgjBeiissl warring whmh ia had hftnnened to e&ttfrJsMfl And Kasanal What would ae tftiacev him if he Quitted Tanis without 1 wetCef J greeting or leave-taking? Would itaetiM a nernetnai vexation ana regret 10 bisbjbm he mast dwell in her memory as aclwsrT neasant shenherd7 Indeed, it would b eG ually dishonest not to restore the oeeilyTflSM menu wmen sne naa lent mm. unumu mttsPHfl Joshua Departs on. His Mission. nmMinntKa traiiir the Hebrews. tee.Ta the holiest duty ofa noble heart He wqMl be a hateini wretcn an nis xuo iok u "i not go to see her once more. n rinlv he mnst make haste, for- wheail Joshua should return he mast fisdkkal r.nclir In net onL P. TTb heron forthwith to strap the mmi an his feet, but he did it but slowly. aE could not understand what it was tbtTJe everything so difficult to him to-day. lUBfl TTr crossed the- cams Qnimpeded-iSlTlM Pylons and obelisks in front ot the teefpk mbnvceA him the wav. thoneh thev seemed e quiver in the sand-filled air, and he pP ently came out on the broad road whit&lei to the town marketplace. A panting Sgv?; tian, whose ass was carrying' the winej smimt to tne camp, airecwu uuiiuuun ;.,! The path was deep- ia dnst andJJaM ,.M4liimM howpnt. The sanlave. head poured a flood of fira down oa hislbs headrand his wound again began to Jhihe? k. ,ii,l filled M ktm and month', 'a& stung his face and bare limbs. Hewae overpowered by thirst and mora thaaoae he was forced to stop, for his feetWt strangely heavy. At last he reached a wwij dug for wayfarers by a pious EgvpUail although it was graced with the imaga H god and Miriam had taught him that it WM an abomination to turn from the waytsi snch-imiret. he drank nevertheless, drsatk aeain. and thouzht that he had neverTeapl InvM? nfh a, refreshing draUsht; 'LZ. . ,.7r7 .1-1 1.J- . Ma trat over nis iear 01 iosiue uu as he had done yesterday, and, though1 feet still draff ed. he walked on briiklv.tfl the tempting goal. But presentiygUf strength again tailed him, the 1 xtreamed from his brow, and tM M ftl throbbing andhammering.mthecutom'ijM head and he felt as it his skull was eig crushed in an iron fillet. How hi? niuaMyJ keen sight was failing, tor the thissjnj tried to see seemed to aoat in oaneiag MM, the. horizon roccea oeiore nis eyes; ass 1 denlv he felt as though the hard mtoi had tnrnd to a bozbeneath his feet. &ll all this troubled hia little, for his feMfJ had never glowed so brightly in him. The things he tMj rose before him with BMrvelosaviv Ima?s after image steed bewnf cp eyei oi Ui hbJ,s4 m at kill s"v