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The Central Record, Thursday, Men 7, 1918.
A Mysterious Burial inSiam By WARREN MILLER Stony Point Mr. Wllion RoRers ii very nick. Mlai Mar; Uarr spent Sunday with home folk. Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Jennings at Lancaster Saturday. (Coprrlfhl, 1111, Wnurn N.mp.ptr Union.) In Slam on the bnnks of the Klnwng cnnnl, not fnr from the city of Dnnkok, lived Mm That In thatched house elevated on posts nnd looking more llko nn antiquated barn than anything else. One night Mm Thai came home from a Rambling houso In IJankok the Siamese beat the Mexicans In gambling liming lost what little money he had, and nettled himself to chewing the betel nut be- foro turning In on his straw bod. 'While thus engaged, the Juice of the . betel nut dripping through the open logs In the floor, Llm looking through the crevices In the back of the house, uttered nn exclamation of surprise and cunning satisfaction. Ills abode, though a primitive one, stood In the vicinity of the residence of Thee Wan, n rich Ivory merchant. Mm had very good eyes and could distinguish dis tant objects with remarkable clear ness. He saw Thee Wan and his wife car rying from the rear of their house n box Just large enough to contain a lit tie child. Thee carried the box while his wifo held n light. They took the box to a spot about n hundred ynrds from their house; Thee dug a hole In the ground; the box was placed In It. covered with earth; then the man and his wife knelt beside the spot, and they said their prayers. This being finished. Thee led his wife away, she weeping as though her heart would break. Mm Thai wns overjoyed. He had often gazed upon the palatial resi dence of Thee Wan and cursed his fate In having to live In such a hum ble abode as his own while Thee Wan resided In such splendor. Mm did not consider that while the merchant had worked hard for his comforts, he (Mm) had spent his time gambling. Mm had n lively Imagination, nnd evolved many explanations of tho se cret burial he had witnessed. Tills was his favorite theory: Thee Wan's wife had nn orphan nephew, a minor, who would Inherit a large fortune In elephants. The child had been under the care of his nflnt. To get posses sion of the elephants, the couple had murdered the heir and burled him In the rear of their grounds In the dead of night. While Mm was asleep that night he dreamed that Buddha had appeared to Mm nnd told him that his theory was correct, nnd directed him to send a message to Thee telling him that he knew his secret nnd unless he would send him n hundred tekels (about $fiO) he would Inform the king's officers that he hod seen him nnd his wife bury their nephew nt midnight. Now, while Mm hnd every confi dence In Ida dream nnd In Huddha, ho would rather have examined the grave himself nnd confirmed tho theory. Un fortunately, the grounds of Thee were Inclosed nnd guarded by dogs. Mm would have poisoned the dogs, but tho dog is n sacred nnlmal In Slam, nnd 3 Mm dared not commit such nn un- fif holy net. So ho proceeded more ells- ttl erectly, obeying Iluddlia's Instructions, i & nnd sent nn anonymous letter to Thee f. demanding blackmail. BJ Mm waited n week, nnd receiving ' fjf no reply, ho sent nnother mcssngo to Ol Thee, this tlmo demanding n thcu-1 3 sand tcKels ror Keeping the secret, Since this produced no effect ho kei on sending demands, till tiring imriuf, nu M'la-uuD more message i, Ueclurlng that It was the last, and M that If tho money was not Immediate-! fi' ly forthcoming ho would Inform" tho king's Judicial officers of what he linil span This, like tho rest of Urn's mes- ill rages, not producing nny effect, h- In- pl lunula me nmz h ciuci prosccuier or tho mysterious hurlnl nnd nwutted the result. Ho was soon summoned court, whero he told tho wholo story, Including the elephant fortune, which had been confirmed by liuddhn In his dream. The king was very wroth when ke heard of tho elephants, forhls majesty has n cinch on tho elephants In Slam, nnij K Is hand op; b nil others, ije tent iin order for Thee Wail lo appear before him and answer to tho charge that had been made ngalnst him nnd Ids wife. Theo appeared nt tho court, and begged that the king Rend his chamberlain to his house; the grave should be opened, nnd tho contents of the box exposed. Tho same day tho chamberlain, Thee wan, nnd his wife, nnd Llm. with nt tcndsiits from the court, stood beside the spot where the burial had taken place. Tho grave was opened, the lid removed, nnd tlere lay tho remains of a ilttle monkey, fc Theo explained that It had been a pel of his wife's, that thero wn no nephew, no elephant fortune; Indeed, thai; Llm had coined the story out of hfi brain. Mm was taken by the chamberlain to tho king and the results of the In vestigation were given to his majesty, Llm begged to bo excused for making a mistake which was a very natural one, and the king might have excused him on the ground that his theory had been confirmed by Buddha himself; but his majesty was greatly disap pointed at not being able to confiscate, a herd of elephants to attach to hit own berff. and consequently not dis posed to leniency. He ordered Urn tr be beheaded, and the poor man. In stead of having a bouse over bis head, bqwerer imperfect, was consigned to boas under ground. See us for Tested Seed Corn. Hudson, Hughes & Fornau Mrs. John Noe has returned to her home after visiting her cousin, Miss Cora Kletcher. Mrs. Wilson Kogers and chlldien spent Sunday with her parents, Mr, and Mrs. Wynn. Messrs Bernard Moore and Cecil Grow were visitors Sunday of Robert and Hunrv Fletcher. Misses Flora and Mary Price. Bessie Metcalf and Messrs John and Sylvester Price spent Sur.day with their aunt, Mrs. Parson. Mr. Herbert Itayburn has returned to his home at Speedwell. Ky., after an extended visit with his unci? Mr, Tevis Ray burn. Cheap Skates. Gigantic sale of ISc men's collars. Adv. In New York Evening Mall. Wonderfully Acuta Faculties. The keenest nesting Is that of the vaudeville artist, who frequently an swers the encore before It starts Kansas City Star. If If I only hnd the money I Money, money, how hateful you nre, but oh, how I need to have you I Elizabeth Hasanorltz, In the Atlantic. m (CoprrlsM. HIT, WnutD Nw,pap,r Unl.a ) Before the Russian revolution there una no more luxurious dwelling plncej for n sovereign thnn tho Winter 1'nl nee nt what was then railed St. Pe tersburg. What Its condition Is now I don't know, for I have not seen It since It censed to bo the czar's resi dence. Not long before the breaking out of the world's war, I was n tourist In the capital nf Itussln, nnd had letters in the American ambassador thero and to prominent Russians. Through the em bnssy I received an Invitation to n ball nt this snmo Winter Pnlnre. I will not pnuso to describe the scrno of splen dor, but will mention one woman, nlmut twenty-five, who was not only very heniillfnl, but bore on hrr conn tennnre the stamp of n marked spirit within. "Thnt woman," I said to n friend, "Interests me; I would like to be presented to her." "I have her Brqnnlnlnnce," he snld. nnd will Introduce you with pli-nsun-. This he did. but I did nt find much comfort In the brief chat I had with hrr. She seemed to have matters on hrr mind thnt prevented her making hep-elf ngreenble to nn untitled strang er from America. 'There Is n story connected with hrr that I ulll narrate. It was told me by the man who Introduced me to her. Paul Kaluuky. Kaluoky came from the same place) n she. In their iwx'lnl circle was Hie pan Serozhn, on Intimate friend of ' Paul, whom Paul described to me as n splendid fellow, endowed with grent patriotism. There were two girls ! twrrn whom he dlvlOVd his nttrntlons. One was Mzn Arkailrvna, n modest country girl, the other Sonta Mikhail- off. the girl I met at tho Winter Pal- are. The latter spent much tlmo In the rnpltnl nnd was occasionally seen at Imiierlal functions. Paul told me that Stephnn favored Mzn. ami that Sonln wns trilsg to win him from her. Strphan admitted thnt Sonln was secretly In favor of the rev olutlnnlsts. and wn endeavoring to n llst the talented Strphan In tho rnme of the people. Bat this was confiden tial; Sonta wns supposed to I loynl to the government. Beyond the fact that Konla was Min's rlvnj. Mzn distrusted her. Sh wnrned Stephnn not only against Honln's Influence, but ngnlnst giving' himself up to association with one of he secret circles of revolutionists which were to lie found all over Rus sia. Urn Ix-ggrd Stephnn to consider the horror of Siberia, and the danger he would run by Identifying himself with any move dlsloynMn tho govern Iii4 nt. "Besides," wjiM Mzn, "I am told thnt no one can tell whom to trust; nn-'s most Intimate friend may be hl bnri-)i-r." One itay It w announced thnt Siiphnn mid Mail nere betrothed. " " , Pont was iinwnt at the bctrolhr.l linn-, imiiiiit I' i mi I'liim New Version of a Beatitude. . Blessed nre the noor. for thev shall not keep up appearances. Neither must they read the books that arc written about them. From Atlantic. The Way of Investigations. Very few Investigations hold np n a way that makes them as Interest ing nt the finish as they were nt the start. Courage and Happiness. Duties nnd burdens often fall heav ily upon young shoulders. But cour age nnd happiness In their best forms, come through bearing burdens bravely. Changing Color of Flowers. Mnny pink flowers may be turned blue by exposing them to the fumes of nmmonln for a few minutes, nnd blue flowers become pink when exposed to acids. Hemp Reduces Friction. It has been discovered that n bomp i rope twisted In nnd out of the links of nn Iron chain will mnke tho chain last J 70 per cent longer by reducing friction, I nnd save from one-fifth to one-third of , tho price of n new chain. - OF - FARM STOCK AND CROP. As agent for Mrs. Jennie B. Rainey, I will on Saturday, March 9th, at 9 o'clock a. m. sell her farm of 172 acres and forty-six hundreds acres located oa the Huston ville pike, three miles south of Danville and one mile north of Shelby City. Sixty-five acres of this farm is in grass, balance to be cultivated this season. This is one of the most desirable homes in Boyle county; has good two-story residence and all necessary outbuildings. Two never failing springs. Farm will be sold for one-third cash and the balance in one, two and three years, of equal payments, interest at 6 per cent. Will also sell the following live stock: Six milk cows, two yearling steers two nine-year-old geldings, one eight-year-old mare, one five-year-old gelding, one three-year-old gelding and one yearling horse colt. About 25 barrels of corn In crib, two stacks of millet hay, two hundred shocks of fodder. IMPLEMENTS: One Deerlng binder, two two-horse wagons, one disc har row, one corn planter, three cultivators, one smoothing harrow, two buggies and other things too numerous to mention. Terms for the personalty will be announced on the day of sale. Privilege of plowing the ground will be given as soon as sale is made and full possession the first of April. Sale will be made rain or shine. John S. Baughman, Agt. Danville, Ky. capt. T. D. English, Auctioneer. Just Before the Russian Revolution Dy ALAN HINSDALE "ST O "SET 3Bfc. ret. ' TOBACCO TO THE I fi r S XI Tobacco Warehouse STANFORD STREET. SPEITH COMPANY, MORS. We Pay the Highest Market Price arid Same Day. No Commission Charged. Unload the Phone 308. BRANCH HOUSE AT MORELAND AND PAINT LICK, KY. i' .it t I.'.-.ti and vlrlifil llwm Ixitli grrat !it !'ln. . In tlnlntf li MutM l.lrn I' ml who pmnt toi m thnt hm tlil ratute m Klvm. 1m JtHlC'l from tin' way IJn rrfflvwl It that l -"ollrr,-. It a Jwhs Mm. At any rate ahr mmomI turtuil t lee. Atnrat a wk ftr thin Jtthnn illuipianml. It w not ftrM tijr liU frlrntl tluii Ihs hail Urm mail away wltli hy tit fotcromrat, for h hail nut an It hail ftjuml I .Ism ciHHinlt tcl any itUloyal act, ImvIbk rmlMl hrr that h wnM not ih . TIbm Iwil nri'l ihHIiIdc vre tit-artl nt tlx" tularin; iniin. At !t It waa rtpurttil liy oof vrlMi knt-w It! hi that ha Ih1 awn Htrphau In altaclilm on li nny to SI-ItrtM. Alut thin time Hmltt waa pineal umlr orrnt hy tit gurmiiiwnt, no cj1 of Mng n twmlifr of n rcvoln I lluiiary drrlf. Hl' hail alrntir frlt'iicU , nt court niul It waa ml. I that lliry I enrol ln- r- h aw. At nny rut nftT . tliie hM mhiic tlmo hi-r frlrndi vX' I ptrtlnic Mrjr day Hint i-Ue wouM he wnt tn Sltwrtn c1m wh lit nut nf prlunn ami riKlnrwl tn favnr. It wm J not Inns nflrr tlil thnt I wiw her nt j the Winter Pnlnre. l'nnl nnil I were IciuIiik III.' mince lien In- iianoetl J nut tn enter Iit nufn tn ho ilrlven ' iinny tn lira nnrtmcnt. I went tf i 1'uul'a hmne with him nnd over n Rln nf wine nml n clpir h t.tlil tn tlio ! atory. We little tliouclit thnt we were ' ko iinnr Ita cllmnx. The next ilay I'nul cnlleil nt my lin tel mi'l with n IihiIc of hnrrnr on till fnce, toh! inu thnt when Knnln'a chnuf frur openeil thn ilnnr nf her llinnuslne he fnuml hrr dead with n dngitcr la her heart. I too wna unpolled but not us much ns I'nul who hnd known tins victim from childhood. My first thouKht wna thnt Liza waa Inipllrnted In the murder. I aiiKCcated It tn Paul who frowued It down at once. I did not receive a solution o the mystery till after the deposition of the czar and tho relense. of tho Siberian prisoner". Then I heard It from I'nul, Sonla wna a government apy. Tor: revenge upon Stephnn who hnd turned from her to Liza, the falsely denoun ced him n a revolutionist. Her ar rest was a blind. A circle of revolu tionists to which she belonged and whose secrets he wns giving the gov ernment, learning of her treachery ap pointed one of Ita number to dispatch her. Stephan being freed from Siberia re joined bis betrothed.