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Saturday, June 8, 1912.
Theodore the terrible Is not finding
the hill to a third term nearly as easy
fas San Juan.
rarry New Jersey. But $12,665 for !
evn state means, some money.
" The colonel says all he wants Is
a square deal. In other words all
that he wants is something for
Over Jn Berlin, the aviators are on
strike. But, under th circum
stances, it can hardly be
T. R- is in such frantic haste to get
ihack to the White house as to arouse
the suspicion that he has a lot of Bon-J
Iipartes reports and secret archives
Vachcd utid'T the tennis court.
y E(m busybody hns b'-en looking !
through 'lie nuiMy records of the past
or the purpose of finding proof that
'Jtolly Madison took snuff. What of it?
ticorge Washington woro late cuffs.
- The corning Fourth of July is ex
pected to h: rrore safe and ane than j
any that haa preiednd It durirg the
:jiast 1'mi years, unless some town g'ts
.Hp a ser(.
of automobile races for
. New York authors are organizing for
.their mutual benefit. If they ever de
cide to strike, it will lie easv enough
,for the publishers of best sellers to ;
fret strikebreakers from
rush to the rescue.
? To hear Teddy squeal one might
Mmmrlne the steam roller had neer
been invented before and yet the
same Teddy rode gallantly on the
front seat four years nm in this xery
same C'blrao town.
The coli.ui I annouiiies that he is
opposed to Senator Koot for ihair-
lusn of the Chicago convention. He
'is going to do this, not because he
dislikes Klihu. for lie doesn't, but in
the lrterent of the "people 1 uiu the
j A dispHtrh from Sprintctield states
.thut I lie ollirial tgures in tLe Judi
cial election in the Fourth supreme
court district la6t Monday give Jus-
'tlre Cooke a majority of fi,5 4t. The
totals are: Cooke, 2 7,361 ; Crier,
'21, M3; Warren, 1,T.
The action of the Illinois legislat
ure adjourning sine die and leaving
Mr. Tieneen In the saddle with the
privilege of raminc a I'nited States
senator in use Mr. I.nrinier is mint
ed, should be ery satisfac tory to the
governor and will probably result in
an opportunity for him to boost
some of his friends into a big office
at least for a short time.
With "Boss Bill" Flinn of Fins -
burgh In Chicago to lend his political
talents to the Roosevelt movement
and with deorge W. Perkins of the
harvester trust circulating busily and
secretly among the high places of the
city, also in the interest of Roose-
velt. It looks as if an effort was being
made In behalf of the people's rule
propaganda with a vengeance.
SFFK POIHI... It GOYFKXMFN.T
The recent riots in Helgum are the
protest of the progressive party
against re-actionaries. and are in line
with a world wide sentiment in favor Ut as satisfactory today If he would
cf popular government and fair e!ec-i,ake th' trouble to range himself to
tions. A system of plural voting by the.1' ro"nt(,i """h the colonels forces,
ruling class in Belgium makes' el, ... An(I R,wt would not need to change
tions a farce.
That th iiroaresive in aitafaw
people and destroying property took
the worst possible course to popularize
their movement goes without saying.
M.X FAITH HI. FKIFMi
The horse omnibus In London has
become even rarer than the horse
(tr In New iork, says
correspondent. One day
rec ent v
count was macie in rreet street from'eivd poor shakes if they were
a a. m. to p m. in tr.at time
2.770 motor busses passed and not a
single horse drawn one. Five years
ao there were
buses to 9&t of
2 2il h"rse oxnnl
the motor driven
type, while two years earlier there
were probably 3,0oi horse oinm-j
buses and no motor omnibuses at all.
The progress of the motor cab la
rven more remarkable. In the cen
ins taken Arril 23, 190", there ;
vere only 4S motor cabs to 1.9o;
birse cabs. April 3 last, the motor:
r-ls numbered 1.9S3, while the num-
of horse cabs had shrunk to 22S.
Another interesting Uatuxs of the re
cent census la that for the first time
motor vehicles exceeded those drawn
horses, the figures being- Motor
,9S6; horse, 4,604; a majority for
motors of 32
In 1911 the position
was reversed, horse vehicles having
a majority of 387.
. THE TYRA.NXY OF FEAR.
Despairing of finding in this country
a place he would not he hunted
out of. John R. Early, alleged leper,
I U&Q TOUnn a WrW A n ATI f roff tra a
Townsond quarantine station and there
under salary, will attend lepers for the
Four years ago Early, then a recent
ly discharged federal soldier, went
from North Carolina to Washington to
press a claim for a pension on account
of malaria contracted In the govern
ment's service. A physician upon
whom he called pronounced him a
leper, and since that time Early has
been treated like any pariah, being
driven, from place to place, denied
peace, and finally forced to become
soon in fact what he is today in name.
In discussion of Early's case the
Journal of the American Medical As
sociation proceeds from the supposi
tion that Early is leprous. "Leprosy,
It Bays, is a slowly developing, slightly
infectious disease, comparable in many
respect to tuberculosis of the skin. If
from the beginning Early's infection
had been pronounced a form of tuber
culosis, who would have paid the slight
est attention to it? Vet the opportun-
ItCa, h A I ...V. 1 ( n
rallent ,t0 mniunicate his disease are
nnnnv tlmAR ffrpntpp than tnp nnnnrrnn-
. , ' .t , ------- -
lues ior me leper to mieci. wun lep
rosy, which Is communicable only with
"Possibly leprosy was dangerously
infectious in the scriptural days from
which the traditional horror surround
ing It is largely derived. If so, this
characteristic has certainly become
moaina aunng me twenty incerveuiug
centuries. How Illogical it is, then, to
base our twentieth century attitude
toward leprosy on its ancient or med-
.leval status. Our Indon correspondent
says: "There are probably always
twenty to thirty rases of leprosy In
j lxndon '. The paiients 'live at home
' hncl move about unrestricted." There
to be no danger whatever cf
contagion, for no cases of transmission
have come to l:ehf. If the enlighten
ed American people must suffer from
an epidemic pathophobia, let it be a
wholesome fear of something really
If Early is not in fact a leper and
various medical men have asserted
that be is not. he is but another mar-
I tyr to that
worst of all forms of
tyranny the tyranny of fear.
'BIXLV TLME" PROGRESSIVES.
The colonel says that in the past.
Senator Root rendered distinguished
service as secretary of war and later
secretary of state; the trouble is tnat
"in this contest Mr. Root has ranged
himself against the men who etand for
progressive principles within the re
Ixmbtless thereby is meant that Sen
a'or Koot has ranged himself against
ti.e ratidiriaey of xb." colonel for a third
term as president. The New York
statesman might well imjuire who made
a third term in the presidency a pro-.
Kresslve principle of the party . It a
is a strange way for progressive prm-
ciples to show themselves. Third term
as the Herat ur Review well holds looks
to be backward rather than progres-
sive it is reac toiiarv, ana a long way
tiac k. y
The fart of the matter is that Senator
Root hasn't done much changing since
the day6 he was secretary of war and
secretary of state. His service at that
time is proclaimed to have been valu
able, which concession is explained
on the ground that he was then serv
ing iind r the colonel. But
Root is much the same man
was in that cabinet; any fairly
shrewd observer has no trouble to see
1 .. .
. natcr l oot 1S a wise man who for
a long while has been able to aPPre-
eiaie nis surrounuings. ne is aware
' there was mighty little of what is now
: called prngreFsH -m in the Roosevelt
; cabinets. In that day I.a Kollette of
' Wisconsin and his followers In that
state were doing all the fighting there
was on the progressive side, and they
fiid it without a word of encourage-
ment not even recognition - from
Washii gton . Nejrher President Reose-
v!t nr any member of tbo Roosevelt
cabinets troubled himself about pro-
grssivism: the subject rerbaps was
i not even mentioned.
Root hasn't ranged
at least not to any great extent. He
is now what he was when in the cabi
net What he trien was, was satis
factory to the colonel. Root would be
, hie r.etions a particle to bring this'
about ; all that would be asked of hira
is that he stand up and get himself
cour.t 1 when they are calling the col
onel's roll. j
The Mi Corniicks understand this, so
r;c:es Peri. ins of New York. Dan Han-(
na of Ohio Knows the ritual of the
simple lunation. They are not pro
: gressives. any more than Root; but for
, the time being they ask to be counted
for the colonel They are
m krw.u.- th-. ,-... i.t .tA
with Iji Follttte, and also this might J
call for some uncomfortable realign-1
n-.ent of conviction. These wh:Ie-you-l
wait progressives could not feel com -
fcrtable in h s camp; they prefer to
get over with the colonel and have a
"bully time "
; Springfield Gets Shops,
SrringficM. June S For a
- j bonus and a guarantee of watar
the RKIGN or the FAKERS. -
People go right on consulting for-
turn, tellers, and all who make mvs-
tery their profession, in spite of the j
warnings of their common sense and . a wise man and sent tne coupie nome
everything that has been said and j after a good lecture to the husband
written in exposure of these reople on the general run of fortune tell
who prey upon the superstitious ers.
credulity of humanity. m How far credulity will go is shown
Occasionally a fortune teller" acts ; by the large following of a woman
toward the keeping of the family i "magnetic healer" who claimed to
peace. These rake in the half-dollar j cure cancers. She declared that she
or doirar fees and do no harm. They ; could "hear the cancers walking
romance a little for their clients and ; around" in the body,
occasionally give wholesome advice. These cancer fakers abound In ev
Many reap quite a nice little income ery city. Some have so wide a fame
from regular clients, In just this way. ' that people from other cities come to
But the fortune teller can easily
become a mischief maker and a very
serious one. A suspicious wife (and
there are lots of them!) in coneulta-'
tion with an avaricious fortune teller, ;
can soon find all her doubts confirm-:
ed, have a detective aeency and a dl- i
rorce lawyer recommended to her, ;
and, before she knows, be well on the ,
BY CLDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correpondf n- e of Th Arsrus.)
Washington. June f.. Is the beef
trust bigger than the United States
Made bold by its victory, after a
nine years ueiay
7)WTfV in the courts, In
the famous "trust
busting'' suit start
ed against it by
triitt has boosted
meat prices to the
highest figure ever
known in this
country. The trust
gives a "shortage
in the live stock
supply"' as its rea-
son for increasing ;
i ..J'V 4
That this excuse hand out every time they make up
is only a suhterfr.2re ! their minris to increase their dividends
is shown by the at the expense of the consumer,
last report of the ! Coffee has increased in price, al
government bureau though production has doubled, because
of stati.-ties. which: the market supply has been artificially
shows that instead of a i-hortage in '
the live stock supply, ii: re lias been
steady increase. j
This report shows that the beef
irui uas mane up us muia io ioic e;
j the consumer to pay the cost of the i
j nine years' suit it lias just won. All j
ItVia Kirr feme rni.i i.i t t.- I :u-t hi c f.r
. - ii' i n
I I V
Justice Cooke's Reelection
(Rlortmineton P.-cntas raph. )
j The reelection of Justice Ceorge
-ooae l" 1'iace on me supieiiie
i t,encl of l,ie 8,a:e is a consumma
tion tnat vni re appiauaea ny au
. .. j-j .i
i party. It is admitted, on theory at
least, that juci;;es, of ail officials,
ehou,d fae on a n(lI1.paliBun
Ugj8 Jn a g,Aernmeril bv jiartles
however, the theory does not always
! work out in a practical manner. In
i the contest from which he has just
emerged Justice Cooke was opposed
by a rej.ublican of vigorous person
ality and admitted ability Circuit
Judge Robert Orier of Monmouth.
j Justice Cooke was elected in lfo9
to fill out the unexpired term of the
late Justice Scott. I'uring the three
1 years he has served on ti.e supren e
' bench he has come to be known as a
'judge of ability and integrity and
the eIx cent rate for a period of 20
years the offic ials of the Chicago, Pe-
oria & St. Ixuis railway have agreed i .
to move the shops of that comrany j
from Jacksonville to Springfield. Aj
committee of the chamber of com-)
merce met and discussed plans and j
learned committees for r.egotiat.ng with
j the company in an end'avor to get
band solicit money to make up tte boa- young woman members of a "hoochy
i us. The campaign for funds will s'art ' coochy" show with which he was said
immediately and probably will be a
personal canvass of the business dis
trict. The shops employ 270 m n al
most all of the jear although at the
I present time there are only 125 men
I r'orkinf' , The movl f 'hP'
from Jacksonville to Springfield will
bring close to T' persons to the city.
; e'" ' "-
an I it 4a M t .5 -i tl at 1 ' n'l rr.
i sons will be employed in them.
Are Married 70 Years.
! Belleville. June S. Mr and Mrs
; John Schwind of 702 Bice'ow street
their three children, IS grandchildren,
and 11 greatgrandchildren, Tuesday
celebrated the 7'jth weddir.g annivers
ary of the couple at the familv heme'1? Judge Humphrey
here. Schwind and his w :fe each are! States district court to two years in
iS'. years eld. Her birthday w as Jao-'the I'nited States penitentiary at Fort
I uary 21 and his May h. The cere- i Leavenworth. Kan., he havinz been
I m rr t- b hlih maifa . - n A f
, ...... -UI..U ii.au nifi m;
llo.oolwas performed in AuvtrU 10 years
atjbefore they emrgrated to America.
road to real unhapptness.
Occasionally a man will consult a
fortune teller, though as a rule men;
! lativ. cnh "fHohnoc. ' aa thou
6tyle it, to their more credulous wo
menfolk. But when a man does get
as far as to place himself under the
magnetic eye of one who claims to
have mystic powers, he is even more
ciedulous than a woman.
A recent divorce case Is an exam
ple. The man had been told by a for
tune teller to beware of his wife.
Previously he had been on excellent
terms with his wife, but he Immedi
ately began to suspect her of fell de
signs. Therefore he went home and
abused her. Further consultations
with the fortune teller increased nis
distrust, and he made his wire so mis.
erable - that she finally was iorcea in
to the divorce court. The Judge was
consult them and pay generous fees,
When the greatest doctors in the
world admit that a cancer cure has
not yet been found, It seems rldicu
lous that so many will believe the
claims of these quacks, who, simply
because they Invest themselves with
mystery, get many besides the merely
ignorant to follow them.
keeping the trust magnates out of the
penitentiary will be taken from the
purses of the consumers. Nothing must
interfere with the trusts' dividends!
A subcommittee of the judiciary com
mittee of the democratic house of rep
rentatives has just started an inves
tigation of the beef trust, and its
report will be an answer to the ques
tion as to whether the beef barons
are more powerful than the United
WHY COFFEE COSTS MORE.
Within three or four years the
price of coffee has doubled, along with
everything else. Evidence has just
come to light showing why the price
of coffee has increased.
The remarkable feature of the sit
uation is that, for once, the increase
is not due to increased wages, which
is the stock excuse the multlmillion-
aire owners of the industrial trusts
A ot-of-I.I l!VG f.('BET.
In cold storage at Detriot, Michi-
gan. are 15,000 quarts of fresh berries.
i ney are neia oui or tne marKet to
keep the price high. Thus capital uses
refrigeration, invented to benefit man,
fun ihn mit-ar.... C
iii m.. hhiub- m rijuuuiui mau.
his standing among bis colleagues is
of tlie highest. Justice Cooke was
entitled to reelection on his record'
alone regardless of the principles in-
volved, and the people of his district;
are to be congratulated upon their
ac tion in reelecting him.
Our supreme court as at present
constituted consists of five republi
cans and two democrats. Had Jus-
tiee Cooke been defeated there would
have been six republicans and one
democrat. While it may truthfully
be stated that the memners of the
supif-iie court have not allowed
party affiliations to influence their
decisions, it is far better from a prac
tical view that the personnel of such
a body should not be unduly overbal
anced toward either party. The se
lection of Justice Cooke is there
fore to be commended both on
grounds of reason and Justice.
Thiry t-nine years ago they moved to
Danville, June 8. Alleging that her
husband, George W. Tate, said to form
erly have been car inspector for the
j C. & E. I. railway, had deserted her
to be traveling about over the coun
try, Fela Tate has sued for divorce.
Lawyer Is Disbarred.
Springfield, June 8. The supreme
court ordered stricken from the rolls
of attorneys practicing before
court the came of Wiliiam M. Morri6
sey of Jacksonville. Morrissey was
indicted in 1910 on the charge of with
holding money belonging to a client.
He was later convicted and sentenced
to the state penitentiary.
Letter Writer Sentenced.
Springfield. June 8. Hiram P.
Whitesides of this city was sentenced
in the United
f . . 1 V l . . T i
uuuug fcui.i uf jury i ucMiaj even-
ling of sending obscene letters to itiss
Edith Rhoades of CarroUton.
Br DVACAJV M. SMI Til
rpHE operator aits him down
-- And opens up the key.
And noises come that do not meam
A single thing- to ma.
They seem to say about as much
As chirping- of the birds.
Tha operator hears the clicks
And turns them into words.
To one whose ears are all untrained
It seems so meaningless.
And what the message may impart
Ha couldn't even guess.
It might be records of a crime.
The score of some great game
Or any other bit of r.ews;
Tha sound is all the same.
The clicks might tell of mighty deed
Or merely might relate
A bit of gossip from the street
Concerning one near great;
They might make mention of divorce
Of persons In the swim
Or tell who won a shooting match
It's all as Greek to him.
But, while the clicks appear to ba
As noises In the air,
Tha operator calmly sits
And Jots them down with care.
He writes out every bunch of clicks
That tell of this and that
It doesn't seem so much to him;
Ha haa the thing down pat.
"Johnny, my boy, yon must never
tell a lie. That is the worst thing you
could do. Every one admires a truth
"All right, ma. What shall I tell
Mrs. Johnson when she calls and asks
if yon are in same as you told me to
tell her last time or the truth?"
"Why do you call that little dog of
yours Fidelity Maud?"
"Because he reminds me bo of yon."
"Yes. It is for what he Isn't, yon
"Do you mind explaining?"
"He's too good to be true."
"I hear they are adulterating break
fast foods with peanut shells.",
"That is fine."
"But have peanut shells any food
"See how large elephants grow on
Not a Prohibition District.
"BInks seems hilarious when he gets
home in the evening."
"1 should say so."
"Must have a cheerful disposition."
"Maybe he has, but he certainly
meets many smiles on the road home."
I "1 can't bear that Mr. Bliffkins."
I "Why not?"
Tie is bald and a fat head."
1 "You shouldn't be so vulgar, my
1 dear. Couldn't you compromise and
! just call him a pink hend?"
Diffsrence In Sex.
"Every boy should learn to swim."
"And every girl?"
"She should learn to wear a bathing
"What kind of exercise would you
recommend for my health':''
Let those perform Inside the ring
Who will and ride in state
If I can be the one who takes
The Tioney at the gate.
There comes a period in the life of
a girl when she enjoys nothing so
much as a heartbreaking love affair.
When giving the devil his due don't
try to pay him with counterfeit coin.
The poets say we are all architects
of fate, but some of us act as if we
were wood butchers.
Time never moves on more leaden
feet than when a man is waiting for
The cold winter has to stand for
everything, from the high price of
flour to the crop of dandelions on the
We all admire a dead hero
willing to pass up gratefully a chance
to be one.
Not to know what you are doing
isa't quite so serious as not to know
when you arrive.
, ... .
Every once n awhile you meet a
1 - .n i C v. i v
man who seems to think that be is the
. . . . ... , , . ,,
only honest man in this wicked world.
The man who can't tell
a f,'oa e
should stick to the straight.
Dished truth, but be rarelv does.
The hostess was so weary after an
Inordinately long call from a bore that
when he at last rose to co she was al-
j most Incapable of coherent speech, and
i i,er verbs in consequence chaneed
i r.iaa in final effort t hositailtv.
- . . .- , ...
it ran as ioiiows: on. Mr. i eters.
mn von st.iv? rant vou o?"-Lon-
i don Opinion.
One He Didn't Know By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Associated Utararr Bureau.
There is a Chinese proverb that runs'
something like this: "A devil you kuow ;
is safer than a devil you do not know. j
Although Jim Westcott had lived In
China for ten years, this proverb had .
never been driven home to him for the
reason that his natural bump of can- j
tiousness bad heretofore prompted hlui !
when dealing with Asiatics to confine j
his dealings with persons who were rec- i
ommended to him. Sometime these rec-!
ommendations were exceedingly slight ,
Jim Westcott was the Shanghai rer '.
resectative of a large New York sl'.k '
importer. It was his business to ne- J
gotiate for shipments of silk as they
came down from the interior via Nan-1
king and thence by railway to Shang-1
Westcott had agents, Chinese, of
course, scattered among the silk prov-:
lnces, and through these agents he was 1
enabled to make many negotiations ,
that proved very profitable to Freder-1
Icks & Co. of New York. So Jim West-!
cott's salary mounted higher each year '
as he Increased his firm's business. As
Jim was a single man and without near
relatives he had much more money
than be could conveniently spend for 1
a man of his quiet tastes, and so he
took to gem collecting.
At the time of this story Jim West
cott had seven fine precious stones.
There was a very large diamond, three been seven yeurs In Jim's personal
flawless emeralds, two small pigeon service, and he felt that going Into the
blood rubies and one great milky pearl i interior, where there Is constant dan
that he had secured at a great bargain ' per from bandits and river pirates, he
from an impoverished mandarin irom .
the back provinces. ;
About a month after this Jim was '
seated in his office one morning when '
his native servant or "boy" entered j
with a long strip of red paper that pro- j
claimed it the visiting, card of one :
SmilOCNDED BY A Vtl.T.arTfOCS liOOKlyO
Ting Tal. private secretary to the man- j
darin Wen IIho To. from whom Jim'
had bought the great pearl, the gem
pur excelleuce of his little collection.
Afrer the first ceremonies of the visit
..u ueeu .u u .... cue uoy .......
I. .. . 1 V I . . . I . I. L I 1
hcrvfci lea uuu hwwiuichis nnu uhii
withdrawn to the outer office Ting Tal
drew his chair close to Westcott's desk
and spoke in English:
"My master, the Hon. Wen Ilao To.
has again sent me to open negotia
tions with your respectable firm," be
"More pearls?" asked Westcott eager
ly, for be bad a comfortable balance at
the bank awaiting Just such an oppor
tunity as this might be.
Ting Tal shook his bend and smiled,
but back of the smile whs n look of
greed t hat should have warned Jim
Westcott. "I am filled with regret
that my master has suffered many
losses during the past year unci has !
been compelled to part with mau
precious possessions. This time It is
not trellis. If vonr nerfectlv resnect
able firm could negotiate for rich and ! abo,lt the ('n'8 hls lnasU'r v,iT
handsome brocaded conts-gold and! ' had counted on Wah
silver and some woven with seed'1'008 "' ' master's weapons
! pearls-mv master may be persuaded
! to part with them."
Jim drew a long breath. If there
was one thing that his "perfectly re-
snec table firm" liked to cet hold of It
was a handsome mandarfn coat. There
wns always a demand for the genuine
I article, and not only collectors, but
j private persons, fought for possession
of them at nny price. Some of the
patterns were worth their weight In
gold. too. to sl'ik manufacturers who
could copy tbetn.
"Thnt sounds good to me," Jim said
in response to Ting Tal's remark. "Got
them with you?"
"No." returned Ting Tal cautiously.
"Tbey are at my master's palace In
Jim was disappointed. It meant
more delay, and he bad hoped to In
clude this shipment of coats with s
cargo that sailed on the 25th. i
"Then you will bring them down for
inspection?" he Inquired. ;
Again Ting Tni shook his head. "My j
' ma'f'r has bidden me Inform yoo that. I
the coats are too precious to lie In
i trusted to any oue other than the own
j er. He Is suffering from an attack
' of heumatlam that confines biin t bis
Da" rwiUCT'"' uie lu
j tlliual)e time to (i,e journey to
I Slcheng and select the coats aud com-
P ete the negotiations there,
" ,. .... .. . , .kk
Jim Westcott sat In deep thonght
. , . -.
; for several moments. This was an
I .1 1 m .. . i , C r. 1 1. him ulul
, . !....: m i..,i.
il recjuireu tuuniuciouuu. a un.n-
1 ,. m T - h l.A Ifift f.w tha H70AL- h -l f
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j it would require to make the Journey
j to Sicheng and return, for be bad
made up bis shipment for the month.
; He feit not the slightest doubt of the
secretay's sincerity, for be had done
I business with hira for several years.
The mandarin Wen Hao To was an
I 1 r. . nQmhl.p arwt iftor anllt.7..
-..i. m ,-.-... i
' lug his Inferiors to the utmost farthing ;
cow made a yearly sacrifice of some
precious possession la order to satisfy
his craving for the faming table,
"How shall we go?" asked Jim to
gain further time.
"By railway to Ns :ng, where my
master's junk lies; t nonce up the riv-
er of golden sands to Sicheng."
"I'll go," concluded Jim lustily. I'll
be through with niy business at 4
o'clock. If you will meet me at the
railway station I will accompany you
to your master."
Tb rest of the morning was filled
by Jim's! preparations for departure.
Wah Leo fiew hither and thither at
his master's bidding. hi9 slant eyes glit
tering expectantly. If there la one
thing more than another that a Chi
nese servant thoroughly enjoys it la
a hubbub of any sort.
Almost at the lust moment Jim call
ed the servant to him.
"Boy," he said, "can so get all same
"Can soT squealed Wnh Loo, delight
ed at the Idea of a journey.
"Skedaddle, then:" commanded Jim.
And, although that wasn't English or
even pigeon English. Wah Loo under
stood the order and skipped away to
make his scanty preparations.
Jim Westcott had two reasons for
taking Wah Loo with hira. lie bellev-
ej the boy to be faithful, for be had
needed some loytl henchman who
might at least report his master's death
in case anything did happen. And la
these isolated provinces things were
very likely to "happen" In the most
The Journey to Nanking was un
eventful, as was the trip up the river.
They were attacked by river pirates
one dark night, but a violent thunder
storm effectually put the rascals to
flight, and the frightened crew of the
mandarin's pleasure craft returned to
their posts after much persuasion from
the fat captain.
At Slcheng wharf tliey were met by
sedan chairs, in which tbey were
promptly whirled away to the manda
rin's palace a few miles beyond the
Suddenly that old Chinese proverb
came to Jim's mind, "A devil you know
is safer than one you don't know."
"I'm mighty glad I brought Wah Loo
along," he soliloquized. "I certainly
know that little yellow devil."
It was an added comfort to feel the
two loaded automatic revolvers In his
All at once tbey entered a desolate
region where the road was merely a
rough track. Jim wondered that the
highway that led to the mandarin's
palace should be so 111 kept and appar
ently little traveled. If the men bnd
deliberately chosen this out of the way
route It was evidence that some mis
chief was brewing.
It whs not only brewing, but bub
bling over, for Jlin had no sooner
snatched bis weapons out than they
were surrounded by a villainous look
ing band of highway robbers The
i,0,lypl,nrd gave back tnstant fight, but
Jim noted at once that it was a sham
He had been delivered Into the hands
of his enemies. There wns little doubt
that some one had passed the word
along that Jim Westcott possessed
these precious gems. Wen Ilao To
wns In sore straits. lie needed them.
What more likely to happen than that
the honorable representative of Fred
ericks & Co.. should be attacked by
robbers on his way to the mandarin's
palace to purchase the silk coats?
"Boy!" c-iiled Jim sharply, glad that
he had brought Wah Loo along.
When he saw that Wah Loo had de
serted Mm and was fighting vigorously
, , to permit the robbers to approach the
chair of bU master .Mm understood.
Wah Loo was the traitor who bad told
I ,,,rore u,e P"'bush sprang upon them
! the r' "''' were l,,r unprepared for
u,p "'""-' r mat poureo
! rrom ,ne "VK ' ""' f'af. When
! tie wa u "I0" there. spattering the
dust In the road after the last flying
I heels. Jim realized that the artful sec
, rotary. Ting Tao, bad fallen a victim
1 to his own treachery. The man was
lying, slightly wounded, beside tils
I chair, deserted by the cowardly sol
j diers who bud fled with their allies,
j the robbers.
Jim did what he could for the secre
I tary with th- littie emergency im-clical
case he carried, and be was glacl w hen
; a party of missionaries In bullock carts
j came along ami volunteered to carry
the secretary and the American back
: to Sicheng.
! So. after all. the genii that .Mm car-
ried In bis twit were o,u;te untouched.
I After that lie kept thern in safe? dependt
nt bis b-iiil; He found a steamer o
;lns down the river, and the following
day found him back In Shanghai.
The firf thing be did whs to send
I for another house boy to take the place
'of the depaned Wah Loo
! For that was the devil be raalrj
, didn't know.
June 7 in American
ISM Thomas p;.!ne. p.itrb t and noir-a
dei-'t. 'iiccl In Sew V' lk; born 177.
i lSli-L'avid Iilxon I'orier. t.otccl na
I val commander. lorii; died 1 .
lS4f Andrew Jaek.vn. seventh jj resi
dent of the I'nited States (lS2i-?.7.
died; lcoru 1707.
: Vj2- Rattle at Cross Key, Va.
i ) "Stouewail" Jackson's command
j defeated fJeneral J. C. Freuic.nl's
1 Federal force.
I'.ev. James Ftcei.i.'tn "'!nr!c.
clergyman aud author, died; bora