Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, December 27, 1900, Image 3

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    15 he Bondma.n.
And when all wag over she swept
the people out of the room with a wive
af her hand, and fell back to the bol
ster. Then Greeba, thinking It a favor
ible moment to plead for her father,
mentioned his name, and eyed her
mother anxiously. Mm. Fairbrother
'.eemed not to hear at first, and, being
pressed, she answered wrathfully. say
ing she had no pity for her husband,
and that not a penny of her money
chould go to him.
But late the same day. after the
doctor, who had been sent for from
Douglas, had wagged his head and
made a rueful face over her, she called
for her sons, and they came and stood
about her, and Greeba, who had nurs
ed her from the beginning, was also
by her side.
"Boys," sne said, between fits of
pain, "keep the land together, and
don't separate; and mlno you bring no
.women here or you'll fall to quarrel
ing, and if any of you must marry
let him have his share and go. Don't
forget the heifer that's near to calv
ing, and soe that you fodder her every
night. Fetch the geese down from
Barrule at Martinmas, and count the
sheep on the mountains once a week,
for the people of Maughold are the
worat thieves in the Island."
They gave her their promise duly
to do and not to do what she had
named, and, being little uted to such
Brene3, they grew uneasy and began to
shamble out
"And, boys, another thing," she said,
faintly, stretching her wrinkled hand
across the counterpane, "give the girl
her rlsrhta, and let her marry whom
she will."
This, also, thev promised her; and
then she, thinking her duty done as
an honest woman towards man and
the world, but recking nothing of
higher obligations, lay backward with
a groan.
Now It did not need that the men
should marry In order that they might
quarrel, for hardly was the breatn
out of their mother's body when they
set to squabbling, without any woman
to help them. Asher grumpled that
Thurstan was drunken, Thurstan
grumbled that Abher was lazy, Asher
rstorted that, beiDg the eldest son, if
ho had his rights he would have every
foot of the land, and Boss and Stean
arose in fury at the bare thought of
either belne hinds on their brother's
farm or else taking the co-by at' his
hands. So they quarreled, until Jacob
said there was plainly but one way of
peace between them, and that was
to apportion the land into equal parts
and let every man take his share,
and then the idleness of Asher and
the drunkenness of Thurstan would
be to each man his own affair. At
that they remembered that the lands
of Lague, then the largest estate on
the north of the island, had once been
made up of six separate farms, with
a hou30 to each of them, though five
of the six houses had long stood empty.
And eeeing that there were Just six
of themselves it seemed, as Jacob
said, as if Providence had so appointed
things to see them out of their diffi
culty. But the farms, though of pret
ty equal acreage, were of various qual
'ty of land, and therein th! quarreling
let In afresh.
"I'll take Ballacraine," said Thurs--cn.
"No. but I'll take it," said Jacob,
"for I've always worked the mead
ows." In the end they cast lots, and then,
each man having his farm assigned
to him, all seemed to be settled when
"But what about the girl?"
At that they looked stupidly Into
each other's faces, for never once In
all their bickering had they given a
thought to Greeba. But Jacob's re
source was not yet at an end, for he
suggested that Asher should keep her
t Lukuw. and at harvest the other
Cve should give her something, and
that her keep and their gifts together
should be her share; and if she had
all she needed what more could she
Tbey did not consult Greeba on this
f.ead. and before she had lime to pro
test they were In the thick of a fresh
dispute among themselves. The mead
ow lands of Uallacralne had fallen to
Jacob after all, while Thurstan got
the high and stony lands of Ballafayle,
at the foot of Barrule. Thurstan was
less than satisfied, and remembering
that Jacob had drawn out the papers
for the lottery, he suspected cheating.
So he mado himself well snd thor
oughly drunk at the "Hibernian." and
set off for Uallacralne to argue the
question out He found Jacob In no
mood for words of recrimination, and
so he proceeded to thrash him, and io
turn him off the fat lands and settlo
himself upon them.
Then there was great commotion
nmong the Kalrbrotbers. and each of
the other four took a side In the dis
pute. The end of it all was a trial for
ejectment at Deemsteer's court at
Kamsey, and another for ar3ault and
battery. The ejectment came flrft and
Thurstan was ousted, and then six
men of Maughold got up iu the Juror's
box to try the charge of assault. There
was little proof, but a multitude of
witnesses, and before all were heard
the Deemster adjourned the court for
lunch and ventilation, for the old
court house had become poisonous
with the recking breath of the people
that crowded It
. And the Jury being free to lunch
where they pleased, each of the par
ti to the dispute laid hold of his
man and walked him off by himself,
to persuade him, also to treat htm,
and perhaps to bribe blm. Thus
Thurstan was st the Saddle Inn with
a Juryman on either hand, and Jacob
was at the Plough with as many by
his side, and Rom nd Btean had one
each at the tavern by the Cross.
"You're right." ald ths Jurymen to
Thurstan. "Drink up." said Thurstan
to the Jurymen. "I'm your man." said
bs Jurymen to Jacob. "Blip this In
1. - Mid Jacob to the Jurymen.
Then they reeled back to ths court
A t
house arm-in-arm, and when the six
good men of Maughold had clambered
up to their places again, the Juror's
box contained several quarts morn au
than before.
The Jury did not agree on a verdict,
and the Deemster dismissed them with
hot reproaches. But some justice to
Greeba seemed likely to come of this
wild farce of law, for an advocate,
who bad learned what her brothers
were doing for her, got up a case
against them, for lack of a better brief,
and so far prevailed on her behalf
that the Deemster ordered that eacn
of the six should pay her eight pounds
yearly, as an equivalent for the share
of land they had unlawfully withheld.
Now Red Jason had spent that day
among the crowd at the courthouse,
and his hot blood bad shown as red
as his hair through his tanned cheeks,
while be looked on at the doings of
Thurstan of the swollen eyes, and
Jacob of the foxy face. He stood up
for a time at the back like a statue
of wrath with a dirty mist of blood
dancing before it. Then his loathing
and scorn getting the better of him
he cursed beneath his breath in Ice
landic and English, and his restless
hands scraped in and out of his pock
ets as if they Itched to fasten on
somebody's throat, or pick up some
thing as a dog picks upa rat. All he
could do was to curl his lip In a ter
rible grin, like the grin of a mastiff,
until he caught a sidelong glimpse
of Greene's face with the traces of
tears upon It, and then, being unable
to control any longer the unsatisilea
yearning of bis soul to throttle
Jacob, and smash the ribs of Thurstan,
and give dandified John a backhanded
facer, he turned tall and slunk out
of the place, aa if ashamed of himself
that he was so useless. When all was
over he stalked off to Port-y-Vullin,
but, too nervous to settle to his work
that day, he went away In the even
ing in the direction of Lague, uot
thinking to call there, yet powerless
to keep away. ,
Greeba had returned from Ramsey
alone, being little wishful for com
pany, so heavy was her heart. She
nad seen how her brothers had tried
to rob her, and bow beggarly was tue
help the law could give her, for
though the one might order the others
might not obey, bo she had sat aer
self down in her loneliness, thinking
that she was indeed alone in the
world, witn no one to look up to any
more, and no strong hand to rest on.
It was Just then tnzt Jfon pushed
open the door of the porch, and stood
on the threshold, in all the quiet
strength or his untainted young man
hood, and the calm breadth of his
simple manner.
"Greeba, may I come in?" he said,
in a low tone.
"Ye3," she answered, only Just aud
ibly, and then he entered.
She aid not raise her eyes, and he
did not offer his hand, but as he
stood beside her she grew stronger,
and as she sat before him he felt
that a hard lump that had ga.ered
at his heart was melting away.
"Listen to mc, Greeba," he said.
"I know all your troubles, and I'm
very sorry for them. No, that's not
what I meant to say, but I'm at a loss
for words. Greeba!
"Doesn't It seem as If Fatct meant
us to come together you and I? The
world has dealt very III with both of
us thus far. But you are a woman
and 1 am a man; and only give me the
right to fight for you "
AS he spoke he saw the tenia bpiiuK
to her eyes, and he paused and his
wandering fingers found the hand
that hung by her side.
"Greeba!" he cried again, but she
stopped the hot flow of the words that
she saw were ccmlng.
"Leave me now," she said. "Don't
speak to me today; no, not today,
ja.son. Go go!"
He obeyed her without a word, and
picking up his cap from where It had
alien at his feet, he left her silting
there with her face covered by uer
She had suddenly bethought herself
of Michael Sunlocks; that she had
pledged her word to wait for hlro,
that she had written to him and that
his answer might como at any time.
Next day she went down to the post
office at Ramsey to Inquire for a let
ter. None had yet come for her, but
a boat from the Shetlands that might
fetch malls from Iceland would arrive
within three days. Prompt to that
time she went down to Ramsey again,
but though the boat had put Into
harbor and discharged its mails there
was still no letter for her. The ordi
nary Irish trader between Dublin and
Reykavlk was expected on its home
ward trip In a week or nine days
more, and Grceba'g heart lay low and
waited. Iu due course the traut.
came, but no letter for her came with
it. Then her hope broke down. Sun
locks had forgotten her; perhaps no
cared for her no longer; It might even
be that he loved some one else. And
so with the fall of her hope her wo
manly pride arose, and she asked her
self very haughtily, but with the great
team in her big dark eyes, what It
mattered to her after all. Only she
was very lonely, and so weary and
heart-sick, and with no one to look to
for the cheer of life.
She was still at Lague, where her
elder.t brother was now sole master,
and be was very cold with her, for
ha had taken It with mighty high
dudgeon that a sister of his should
have used the law against him. bo,
feeling how bitter It was to eat the
bread of another, she had even begun
to pinch heraelf of food, and to sit
at meals but rarely.
But Jason came again about a fort
night after the trial, and he found
Greeba alone as before. She was sit
ting by the porch, In the cool of the
summer evening, combing out the
plaits of her long brown balr, and
looking up at Barrule, that was hear
ing out large and black In the sun
down, with a night cap of silver vapor
over Its bead in the clouds.
"I can stay away no longer," n
said, with bis eyes down. "1 ve tried
to stay away and can't, and the cays
cieep along, bo think do ill of me if
I como too soon."
Greeba made him no answer, but
thought within herself that if he bad
stayed awaya day longer he must
have stayed a day too long.
"It's a weary heart I've borne," be
said, "since I saw you last, and you
bade me leave you, and I obeyed.
though it cost me dear. But let that
Still she did not speak, and looking
up into her face he saw how paie she
was, and veak and ill as he thought.
"Ureeoa," he cried, "what has hap
pened?" But she only smiled and gave him
a look of kindness, and said that
nothing was amiss with her.
"Yes, by tho Lord, something is
amiss," he said, with his blood in bis
face in an instant. "What Is it?" no
cried. "What is It?"
"Only that I have not eaten much
today," she said, "that's all."
"All!" he cried. "All!"
He seemed 10 understand every
thing at a giance, as if the great
power c( nls love had taught him.
"Now, by God " he said, and
shook uis fist at the house in front
of him.
"Hush!" Greeba whispered, "it -s
my own doing. 1 am loth to ue be
holden to any one, least of all to sucn
as forget me."
The sweet tenderness of her look
softened him, and he cast down his
eyes again, and said:
"Greeba, there is one who can never
forget you; morning and night you
are wnu him, for he loves you deany;
ay, GreeDa, as never maiden was loved
by any one since the world begin.
No, there isn't the man born, Greeba,
who loves a womn as he loves you,
for he has nothing else to love in ail
the wide world."
She looked up at him as he sprite
and saw the courage in his eyes, and
that he who loved her stood as a man
beside her. At that her heart swelled
and her eyes began to fill, as-d -c si'"
her tears and knew tuat he had won
her, and he plucked her to his Dreast
with a wild cry of Joy, and she lay
there and wept, while he whispered
to her through her hair.
"My love! my love! love of my
life!" he whispered.
"I was so lonely," she murmured.
"You shall be lonely no more," he
whispered; "no more, my love, no
more, and his soft words stole over
her drooping head.
He stayed an hour longer by her
side, laughing much and talking
greatly, and when he went off fhe
heard him break into a soft song as
he passed out at the gate.
Then, being once more alone, she
sat and tried to compose herself, won
dering if she should ever repent what
she bad done so hastily, and if she
could love this man as he well de
served and would surely wish. Her
meditations were broken by the sound
of Jason's voice. He was coming back
with his happy step, and singing as
merrily as he went
"What a blockhead I am," he said,
cheerily, popping his head in at the
door. "I forgot to deliver you a let
ter that the postmaster gave me when
I was at Ramsey ihls morning. You
see it's from Iceland, Good news
from your father, I trust. God bless
So saying he pushed the letter into
Greeba's hand and went his way
jaunilly, singing as before a gay song
of his native country.
The letter was from Michael Sun
locks. CHAPTER IV.
"Dear Greeba," the letter ran, "I am
sorely ashamed of my long silence,
whicfi is deeply ungrateful toward
d very ,,ry " fit tn-
wards me. Though something better
than four years uave passed away
since I left the little green island, tne
time has seemed to tiy more swiftly
than a weaver's shuttle, and I have
been immersed in many interests nd
beset by many anxieties. But I well
Know ihat nothing can quite excuse
me, and I would wrong the truth if
1 were to say that among fresh scenes
and fresh faces I have borne about
me day and night the momory of all
1 left behind. So I shall not pretend
to a loyalty whereof I have given you
no assurance, but will Just pray of
you to take me for what I truly am
a rather thankless fellow who has
sometimes found himself In danger of
forgetting old friends in the making
of new ones, and been very heartily
ashamed of himself. Nevertheless,
the sweetest thoughts of these four
years have been thoughts of the old
home, and the dearest hope of my
heart has oeen to return to It some
day. That day has not yet come; but
It is coming, and now I seem to see
it very near. So, dear Greeba, for
give me if you can, or at least bear
me no grudge, and let me tell you
of some of the strange things that
have befallen me since we parted.
"When I came to Iceland it was not
to Join the Iai"in school of the ven
ciable Bishop Pcteisen (a worthy
man and good Chrlstloo, whom It has
become my happiness to call my
friend), but on an errand of mercy,
whereof 1 may yot fay much but can
tell you little now. The first of my
duties was to And a good woman and
true wife who had suffered deeply
by the great fault of another, and,
having found her, to succor her in
her distress. It says much for the
depth or her misfortunes that, though
she had been the daughter of the
Governor-General, and the Inhabit
ants of the capital of Iceland are
fewer than two thousand In all, 1
was more than a week In Reykjavik
before I came upon any real news of
her. When I found her at last fhe
wss In her grave. The poor soul aad
died within two months of my landing
on these shores, and the Joiner of tne
cathedral was putting a little wooden
peg. Inscribed with the Initials of her
name, over her grave In the forgot
ten quarter of the cemetery where the
dead poor of this place are burred,
Such was the close of tbe first chap
ter of my quest.
(To be continued).
This is the old name for a chronic
tuberculous inflammation of the knee-
joint, that is to say, an inflammation
produced by the same germ that, when
seated in the lungs, is the cause of
consumption. It is a disease chiefly
affectlrg children, although adults are
not wholly exempt from it.
The trouble usually comes on Insidi
ously, without any evident cause; but
sometimes it follows an acute inflam
mation resulting from a strain, a fall
or other injury. The first symptom
will probably be a slight limp, which
may be Intermittent, coming and go
ing irregularly for a time; and with
this there is apt to be an indefinite,
dull pain.
Soon the Joint grows a little stiff,
and is slightly fixed, and any attempt
to straighten the knee causes pain and
an involuntary Jerking of the leg or
of the entire body. At night the child
occasionally starts In his sleep and
cries out, but if awakened says he has
no pain.
After a longer or shorter time, dur
ing which these symptoms gradually
become more marked, examination of
the knee will show a slight swelling,
and if the knee Is compared with its
fellow it will perhaps feel warmer to
the hand.
The degree and kind of swelling
vary; usually it is hard and unyield
Ing, and not of very great size; less
often It Is very large and feels like a
distended bladder. It always looks
larger than it really is. because the
muscles of lue leg aud tliigu are wa:
ed away.
The inflammation, if untreated, may
subside spontaneously after some
months, leaving a stiffened and bent
knee; or it may break down and dis
charge for a very long time, depressing
the patient's strength and eventually
causing his death.
The treatment of the disease is two
fold, local and general. Tonics, good
foods, cod liver oil or cream, plenty of
fresh air and sunlight, and everything
to build up the general health are of
the greatest Importance, for local
treatment will be of little use if the
patient's resisting powers are weak,
Local treatment consists chiefly in
giving rest to the Joint. This is usu
ally done by casing the leg Is a plas
ter of Paris bandage, or by means of
specially constructed splints. The
splints are often made In such a way
that the patient can go about without
crutches, and without danger of Jar
ring the knee.
In the picture is shown a rather
novel idea for protecting soldiers un
der fire from the enemy, the apparatus
being intended primarily for use in op
erating the small machine guns which
are much in use in th modern army,
The principal part of the apparatus is
the steel shield, which Is mounted on
the single axle and provided with a
number of port holes, through which
either machine or hand guns may be
operated. Behind the shield Is shown
a seat for the men, who are thus en
abled to go into action In small num
bers without the danger of being en
tirely exterminated by the enemy be
fore their guns can be brought into
action. One peculiarity about the ap
paratus Is tbe method of transporting
it on the battlefield without extreme
danger to horse or driver. Projecting
from the rear of the carriage are a
pair of long thills, which end in a
cross-piece, to which the whlffletree is
attached, enabling horse and rider to
follow the carriage Instead of going
before it, and provision is also made
for reversing the animal to draw the
carriage from the field with the same
degree of safety. The patentee of this
shield is Adrian Hltt of Jersey City,
N. J.
The latest bulletin of the Department
of Labor contains three statistical ta
bles of unusual Interest, showing the
number and causo of deaths, during
the last fiscal year, In one hundred and
twenty-nine cities having a population
of thirty thousand or more.
Like all statistics, these figures
sometimes require to be explained. For
Instance, the highest death rate of
any city In the country almost thlr-ty-flve
to the thousand Is that of
Charleston, while New Orleans, Sa
vannah and San Antonio all had a
death rate of more than twenty-five
to the thousand. But this does not
prove that they are unwholesome
ptaces. Each has a very large color
ed population, and exceptional mortal
ity here swells tbe general average.
The really "deadly" cities are foreign
ports, Ilka Bombay, where the death
met im
. n m BfeiOt tat p?W wYx
rate is sometimes over sixty-four to
the thousand.
With the exception of Rockford, Il
linois, the most healthful cities seem to
He west of tbe Mississippi. Seattle
heads them, with a death rate of only
about seven to the thousand. St.
Joseph, Missouri; Portland, Oregon;
Lincoln, Nebraska; Tacoma, Washing
ton; Sioux City, Iowa, and Rockford,
Illinois, all have a death rate of less
than ten to the thousand. The death
rates of New York, London and Paris
are over nineteen to the thousand.
The chalk-line is very often a great
convenience to the carpenter and oth
er mechanics, and yet it may become
a veritable nuisance in the way of
chalking the hands and clothing, to
say nothing of the Inconvenience of
discovering Just at the time the line
is needed that it hr.s not been chalked
in so long that it will not make a
clear mark. These objections to the
ordinary line seem to have been over
come in the apparatus illustrated here
with. A metallic casing surrounds a
reel on which the line is wound, and
attached to the side of the casing Is a
small compartment for the reception
of a quantity of pulverized chalk. A
cover is provided, attached to the In
ner side of which Is a spring. The
latter presses a plate against the chalk
to aid in maintaining it in a body
around the line. In drawing the line
from the casing it passes through the
chalk compartment and is thoroughly
powdered. The reel on which the line
is wound may be operated either by
a crank or a coiled spring and the im
plement will be found very convenient
for the purpose for which it was de
The experience of the patent office
with its "hall of models" throws an
Interesting light upon the progress of
American invention. For many years
the government required an applicant
for a patent to submit a model of his
invention. If the invention were a ma
chine, none of the three dimensions
of the model was to exceed 12 inches.
The models were displayed In show
cases on the upper floor. This exten
sive collection of little engines, pumps
and mowing machines came to look
somewhat like a toy shop, and to it
hundreds of visitors were attracted,
But so long ago as 18S0 it became
evident that the practice of receiving
models must be discontinued.' The
space they occupied was needed by the
office for it? regular business. So tbe
models then on hand were sorted over,
and the most interesting ones were re
tained, appropriately grouped, as -a
Patent nffl museum, Thev have since
been frequently sent, as a part of the
government's exhibit, to great fairs
like that at Chicago in 1893. The rest
of the models are now kept oa two
floors of a large storehouse near the
patent office, which have been rented
for that purpose. The few visitors
who chance to stroll through that wil
derness of show cases are reminded of
the diverse channels in which Amer
ican inventiveness has sought an out
let. It is a singular fact that, to under
stand a machine, the patent office ex
aminers prefer a mechanical drawing
to an actual model, so trained have
they become in translating the conven
tional marks of a diagram into the
physical reality for which it stands.
A French author, Monsieur E. Loze,
has recently discussed again the ques
tion of the probable duration of the
British coal fields. Assuming that the
prosperity and power of Great Brit
ain depend upon her supply of coal,
he thinks that "the end of Britain" is
due within the coming century. He
fixes the date 1950 for the complete
exhaustion of the attainable supply of
coal in the British Isles. To this
statement the English scientific jour
nal, Nature, replies that Monsieur Loze
has failed to- take account of recent
Investigations proving that mining can
be economically carried on at much
greater depths than 2,000 feet the lim
it assumed by the French author and
consequently that the British coal sup
ply will last indefinitely longer than
his calculation shows.
Brought Flnar at Laab
One day In the spring of 1884 Mrs.
Frederick White of Coventry, N. Y.,
asked her husband to bring her a sack
of flour from a near-by store. He
started to do so and that was the last
she saw of him until one day last week
when he walked Into tbe house with a
sack of flour on his shoulder, saying
as he set It down that he had not for
gotten the errand. He has been In the
far west, has accumulated a good deal
of money and will take Mrs. White to
his western home.
aatural aver, Oflo.
of tbts . !
commercial 5i. l.-r...a
district had tWK-aV
years ago to 6-,-several
bat ca
atatd tn h soma '
and as he has shlppff " B
years 3,392,240 pounds'?""
guano from these caves ;
has received about $48 per'tx. i-. '
be understood that the present aad
prospective value of these caves la
considerable. It can be readily under
stood that bat guano possess;. great
value as a fertiliser, and the raise of
the caves Is enhanced by the (act that
beneath the guano Is a considerable
deposlte of phosphate rock (the re
mains of defunct bats), which, Whem
ground up and treated with phosphoric
acid, is highly prized as a fertilizer.
Since the discovery of these ancestral
homes of the bats. In which they have
made their resting place for unnum-
ibered centuries, the search tor more
such caves has continued intermittent
ly, and it is probable that many more
valuable finds of this nature will be
made; for the section of the country
in which they He, is literally infested
with this obnoxious, but very lucra
tive little creature. The caves which
are frequented by hats, are of lava
formation, and carry evidence of hav
ing been subject to violent volcanic ac
tion. A remarkable bat trait Is men
tioned, which has the effect of render
ing the caves of permanent value. It
seems that after the entire front of
the first of these caves to be opened
had been torn down to within a Coot or
so of the narrow openings through
which for centuries the bats have
come and gone, the little creatures
continued, and still continue, to fol
low the ways of their ancestors. Fly
ing upward past the large openings,
they would squeeze In and out of tbe
caves as of old. Since the first clean
ing out of one cave, seven tons of
guano have been removed, all of which
had been deposited subsequently to the
first removal. It Is estimated that
from the deposits which have already
been discovered, there has been taken'
an annual crop of about 1,500 tons of
Mineral BMource of the Chlneee Empire
Arc Great.
The mining and metallurgical sec
tion of the Franklin Institute held a
stated meeting in Philadelphia recent
ly. The president, Joseph Richards,
was In the chair. Professor Lynwood
Garrison delivered the address of tbe
evening on "The Mineral Resources
of the Chinese Empire." The speaker
in opening gave a general survey of
the physical geography and geology
of this vast country, and then spoke
specifically of his personal observa
tions made during a recent professloa
al visit to Northeastern China, calling
special attention to the fact that a
large part of China is underlaid by
coal, much of which Is anthracite of
high quality, comparing favorably in
this respect with the best of Pennsyl
vania anthracite. The extent of these
beds, however, far exceeds our own,
and, moreover, their location is such
that the extraction of the coal will be
a comparatively easy matter. He ex
pressed the belief that In a short time
China would enter the markets of the
world as a great coal producer. Pro
fessor Garrison , also alluded to the
great extent and accessibility of tbe
Iron ore deposits and Incidentally to
the fact that ore of antimony occurred
there in greater abundance than in
any other part of the world. Quick
silver deposits of unequaled richness,
he said, were likewise known in the
country. The speaker Illustrated his
remarks with a number of mineral
specimens and exhibited a series of
views showing the crude methods of
mining employed by the natives. He
also showed a series of typical views
of Chinese scenery, Including fortifica
tions, harbors, public buildings, etc.
It U a Sacred Spot to the People of tho
Chlnene Empire.
The temple of Confucius at Chu
fouhslen is the Westminster abbey of
China and the grave of that sacred
personage Is the most noted spot In
the grounds. A sacred mound sur
mounts the remains of Confucius.
Near the mound Is a building erected
for the meditation of those who ren
der homage to the greatest Chinaman
who ever lived. Near by la a tree,
said to have been planted by Confu
cius or, rather, the trunk of it, for it
Is dead. The tree Is on a circular
stand of stone and mortar, close by
a huge table of stone that looks like
marble, having been polished by a de
voteee. The mound is only twelve
feet high. Before It is a tablet 'bear
ing the name and at the foot of the
tablet is tbe famous incense vase, says
the London Mall. The Inscription
reads: "Chlh Sheng Helen Shin
K'ung Tzu," which means the perfect
sage, the former teacher, the philoso
pher K'ung. Near to the tomb of
Confucius is that of his son, who died
four years before the Chinese seer; but
the tomb of his grandson attracts more
notice, because it is almost as grand
as that of Confucius. There art thou
sands of graves near the shrine of
Confucius and the nearer they are
the better tbe lot of the departed, ac
cording to the belief of the Chinese.
The keepers of the temple demaai
fee before showing ths place to for
eigners. Keep your cbia a. (If 9Wi of ft
woman, you won't have to k XX