Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, January 26, 1912 Page: 2 of 8
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the Great Boee or
m'JDWALL AT MINING
HE Great More of Hang
chow, which Is reckoned
among the three won
ders of China, is caused
by the great flood tides
from the Pacific surging
up the funnel mouth of
llangchow bay and into
the swift-flowing TBien
tang beyond. The
trance to Hangchow bay is 50 to 00
miles wide and narrows down to 2.4
miles opposite Halning in the Tsien
tang river, where the bore reaches its
full force. Tile bay and the river are
filled with sand flats, which impede
the incoming tide, and consequently
when it gets over these sand flats and
In the river Ihe tide has been backed
up until it forma a wall of rushing wa
ter from five to ten feet high This I
the bore. It can be seen coming
By Edward A. Marshall, In-
' struck* ol Missions, Moody
Bible Institute, Chicago
about half an hour before it reaches
one, and as it approaches the foam
looks like a white line extending
across the bay. In places where the
tide dashes on the sand flats one can
■ee how the bore in Its rage at these
opposing obstructions flings up the
mud In huge black masses twenty feet
high. On It comes, making a peculiar
dull roar which Is awesome and im-
presses one with a sense of grent
force. The highest part Is in the cen-
ter of the river, where It Is about ten
feet high whereas near the wall on
the shore it is only about six feet
high. The bore has a sloping front,
and this is agitated Into foam extend-
ing a long way behind. Behind the
bore there Is no declivity but a contin-
uously increasing depth of water, and
within a quarter of an hour after the
passing of the bore the tide is about
fourteen feet high, and in three hours
reaches Its maximum of nineteen feet.
This huge volume of water only takes
three hours to fill the estuary, and is
then nine hours running out In a
strong current. This strong outgoing
current is actually running at the time
the bore arrives and impinges against
the bore, and so forms the curved ap-
pearance In the center. The bore trav-
els about ten miles per hour, and trav-
els tbirty-flve to forty miles before
losing its height and strength.
A remarkable point Is that the coun-
try to the north of the Tsientang river
Is two to six feet below high-water
mark, and the Chinera In ancient
times built a huge embankment to
keep out the tides. This embankment
•e*t< nds a distance of 120 miles, and
fittther inland there are previous and
mfcch oiuer embankments. These are
m|fcde of mud, but in order still fur-
to resist the force of
the Chinese In A. I). 911 built the pres-
ent sea wall of-stone. The top of the
wall Is 23 V& feet above the river at
low water. In order to facilitate load-
ing and unloading junks, a platform
has been made on which the junks
rest during low water and float after
the bore has passed. This platform
is eight feet high, and the junks are
floated at the first rush of the water,
when there Is a big bore, I. e., a high
To protect this junk platform, how-
ever, the Chinese have erected a huge
buttress at the east end, about 200 feet
from the pagoda at Halning, and this
breaks the full force of the bore as it
rushes along the wall, and so saves
the hawsers holding the junks from
being broken. This buttress Is 30 feet
high, and is built of mud, enclosed
by fascines. This formation is in
some places made in front of the em-
bankment. Twigs are stacked up,
and these are then pinned down into a
solid structure by poles about twelve
feet long being driven down Into the
mud and sand. It only takes five min-
utes to drive a pole in. There are
eight coolies on the frail scaffolding,
who jerk up the stone by means of
ropes, and two coolies there catch the
block of stone in their hands above
their heads, and then throw it down
on the pole. These coolies say they
get 300 cash a day for this work
(about sixpence), and there are said
to be about 1,000 always employed ex-
The Chinese have a legend about
the Hangchow bore. In the fifth cen-
tury B. C. a general, Wu Tzu Su,
warned his sovereign, of the feudal
state of Wu, of coming danger, but
tide I the.prince of Wu was annoyed, and or-
dered him to commit suicide. He did
this, but gave his son instructions to
throw his body into the Tsientang
river, so that he could come to Hang-
chow with every bore and gaze on the
downfall of Wu.
The mid-autumn festival, on the
eighteenth day of the eighth moon, 2s
a Chinese holiday, and Immense
crowds visit Halning to see the bore,
and also to worship at the temples.
Most of the people arrive by boat, and
they worship at the Hal Shen Mias, or
Spirit of the Sea temple. This year
a temporary pavilion was also erected
on the buttress to enable the local offi-
cials to sacrifice to the Spirit of the
Sea. In this pavilion was erected a
table or altar on which were the vari-
ous sacrificial dishes and wine, and at
the side a cooked sheep and a cooked
hog. On the sea wall there was a
crowd of about 10,000 assembled, wait-
ing for the bore, and about half an
hour before the bore was due the offi
cials arrived and performed the sacri-
fice. The ceremony only occupied
about five minutes, and was simple
but impressive, for here was a force
of Nature which had hurled itself for
ages against the land. Man has erect-
ed a shield to protect the land from
the fierce, roaring, rushing and over
whelming torrent, but instead of show-
ing pride In his victory he kneels down
and worships Nature still unsubdued
and powerful. The highest official In
the locality; the father of the people,
as the Chinese call him; the most suc-
cessful man; the most learned man;
the man who has had more honors,
titles and degrees bestowed upon him
than anybody else; he too must kneel
down in the open air and worship the
Spirit of the Sea, and while In the act
be snap-shotted by a "foreign devil."
Suckr .(Wen Are Dangerous.
dou't like the looks of hat Juror
<h the bift pftrs-AiniT ttlo lfcriR fK$ltited
cMln," the defendant In tfoe case wbis
p#*ed ti his lawyer*.
rJle has art ugly mug," said the law
j'w; "that's a fact."
Jit isn't altogether his lo6k*.
Trough.'' confided the client; "he's pay
lug: too blamed close attention to the
- . A Stab in It. i \ ' At La#t*
" *Hlc Jacet.'" quoted Miss Pec his, . ".Bill,", said hlS/U 4 sufferljog sweet
hs" they strolled through the cemetery* j heart, "I'm tired^ ol your shiftless
"what dtH s that mean on all the8$ -ways dot a job'^et?*
old tombstones'?" "Nope " he .grunted; .'•I'm ftili walt-
"Wh>— er— you see," bepan HlufTor. fU.r .eonpeUiln:.Jo.Aurn up", .
"that's an abbreviation for 'hiokory 'Weh, here it ik. Rill. Take u good
IFcoUsh Questions; ; ,
Do you know to manage
Good heavens, man! « Wtrtktv' tnak^d
y<*j huspect I have ever been in an in
jacfret;' that ts (6* say. 'hickory cofy
fin.' ^That's the kind they used 1«-
old times, see?"—Catholic Standard
and Times ^
Hc^utlre Resumed. v
Master- So you have friendly doing*
with yoUr bj!t#lher'jl people ouce tihorel
Pat—Vis. sir. J.1 is family and
'to be scf-itppitf* *;i£frr'as"lf they'd divo**
bin panted --*Bar|>ej 'n Haaar . J
—i-—: , f
Stuffing the Ballot.
h# reading)—Tills recall of judges 1 ^ ^ ffM. A*NT ScfWItt" IWrfetmTn ^
t#t • ' * "
•loo* nt It and 'rlefir out;'
Whereupon she turned up ber nose
the newspapers are making
h stew about nowadays—
'What has he been doing'.'' ^
"We arranged to take a straw voap
in our community and we caught hill
sneaking around wftb a bale ot.iiay® is back fighting for his fatherland! —
^lrs,,_8crapplngton—What ,s needed
■ 'great deal worso 4s tb< recall of bu -
i Forgot His Cue.
Mr. Clarence- Sister In, Georgia?
George—She's either in or India-
posed. I forget w*)lch.—Judge.
"A Broken Tale. • *".
"Miss Do Style is looking very bad-
i*.:vw ... ..... ,..i. . „ m 4
''tea. She w'f-nt to pieces' at the
e'nV)-<it. the-seashtr."-' .'
!. :"Then. no wpnder she .looks air .bro-
In 1925 or Sooner,*'". :
first,Jap—J teJi.jtou,J19.W isjhe time
to atta^cK the Unfujii StaWs.
: First JaiK-There Is a general Kuro-
pean war .an now, and evarj; American
• AHMIK. •— ;
"What (Jo yo'T IhiBk Of" ■bffdaf 'of,; a j
feather (locking together?"
"1 know they do. When 1 collected ■
hats by going ou a lark, and took
Kiuie swallows. I found myself the
next day eating crow."
Not His Business.
"Your friend looked peculiar when I
asked him if be was Interested at^il
In the shut-in movement ".
"No wonder He's the warden of a
Who Is there
among the Chris-
tian young people
of today who has
never asked him-
self the question:
"Should 1 be a
pecially . during
ing. wheii devotion
to Christ was be-
Such a question-
ing of conscience
is usually follow-
ed by an inner
conflict of reason-
ing and excuse
making, ail of which silently but
| surely test the solidity of the heart's
You may ask, "After all, why should
this question trouble me, I have no
call?" Have you forgotten that when
you accepted Christ this was includ-
ed among the Items for your consid-
eration? You have passed It by. If,
in the church where you are a mem-
ber ,a notice was read from the pul-
pit Inviting every member to attend
a social the following evening, would
ou be foolish enough to afterward
nslst that you had received no in-
vitation and refuse to attend? The
opposite would be the rule, for any
candidate for membership, expecting
to unite soon, would expect such a
purpose sufficient ground to entitle
|iim to be present^ Thus your church
membership and mine involves our
responce to the call of the Great
The plan of God for appointing and
directing the work of his children is
a most natural one. When a person
is convened, God would have him
come to the bureau of divine commis-
sions and there receive his appoint-
ment for service, one can rightfully
excuse himself, for when he accepts
the benefits of the salvation of Christ
he thereby obligates himself to obe-
dience in the service of Christ
God could not have a book on earth
containing all the names of Christians
throughout the age and giving the
life work of each; for our free agency
would then be lost. God chose the
better plan: to have each child come
to him In prayer and talk his life
"work over. Do not ask, and run
away, but tarry until your conviction
has become settled, for It is this Di-
1 |vine conviction which constitutes
I God's call. Many have committed spir-
itual suicide by hastening away with
Some impulsive conclusion before God
pad a chance to speak. Such people
(have often wondered why they make
ishipwreck in their faith life or why
spiritual things seem closed to them,
it is no mystery. Divine teaching and
guidance ara given only to those who
follow closely the instruction of the
Teacher in God's school of learning.
(Deception anu delusion always fcillow
iself-will in gaining spiritual things.
Every Christian should therefore defl-
Tiltely present himself befoie Ood for
the assignment to his life work. Have
you? Public sentiment, nowever,
seems to have laid this responsibility
only upon those who go as mission-
Dare you say that It is not really
necessary for every Christian to ob-
tain from God a conviction as to what
ihe should do with his life. The logi-
cian will at once take the words from
your Hps and declare it Is then not
(necessary for any Christian. Wisdom,
dike water, floats everything on a
level surface. Bring these false the- [
pries concerning missionary work be- j
fore your better Judgment, and ec- I
clesiastical distinctions and privileged
(Classes will sing to the bottom, leav- j
lng all Christians on an even footing, |
and each responsitle before God for i
Jiis share of the evangelization of tha
Public sentiment has poisoned the
latinosphere with so-much antl-oiisslon-
ary sentiment that many children
have grown up witlj po little prejudlcf
against becoming missionaries: When
a person does go from a cotommunity
^hese children see so many ..tears and
hear so. matyr words 'of regret they
feel that-going to" be n missionary ts a
misfortune. This adds very material-'
ly- tq the (JlfjicuJJy (j,od.encounters in
human wills'in trying to secure obe '
dience' 111 enough of his children td-
(evangelize .the world irr thj« genera- '
tion. All this prejudice and bitter-,
(ness tliust be worked out <5f :th*e mind,.
,and a 1 ransformation wrought. bef„;e'
Sympathy and lote for the heathen-
tvHI-, lie eiftAffehied and -a convl -tlciv'
,of personal- obligation, cad- be pt^sl':1
W, .. ,
Crushing such a conviction of' per,
pel to the .heathen
'crime. It affects
inerve Just as girdling a tree affect^
every branch and leal'., Tim one \ li-.'
disobeys hfs'call to the foreign fieli/
iflnds himself strangely paralyzed irf
bis work here at home, especially In
,hls pleas-for foreign missions. '
The question of today ia not, "Will
you be a missionary?" but will you
prfesent yourserf before God for ap
polntment to any work, to any field;
wherever he knows you can do yotoi
best life work?
SUFFERED FOURTEEN YEARS.
A Terrible Case of Dro^ojr and How
It WM Cured.
Mtl. W. R Cody. ^tath St.
Lewtston, Idaho, eays;, "I *as to
lame and sore I could hardly move.
Headaches were frequent and my
whole body bloated. I
bad chills and hot
flashes and my an-
kles swelled so I
could scarcely wear
my shoes. Kidney
me and my nervei
were unstrung. I be-
gan taking Doan's Kidney Pills and
soon the swelling diminished. The
backache and othor troubles quickly
disappeared, and I was completely
"When Your Hack Is Lame, Remem-
ber the Name—DOAN'S." 50c,all stores.
Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
THE WAY NOWADAYS.
YOUR SUCCESS AS A FARMER.
Your suceecs as a farmer depends
'' apton your iMectlon of a farm. We
ara offering substantial farming
homes, so reliable In their nature and
on such easy terms, that any thrltty
farmer can make the land pay Itself
out In a short time. We are Belling •
wonderfully fine body of land as own-
ers, guaranteeing perfect title, to tile
homeseeker—consequently no sellij^>
commission Increases.the price to Ut*
purchaser, who gets the last dollar of
value In the land.
Good crop* were raised In this seo-
tion last season when so many locals
ties made short crops. Send to u*
for free Illustrated booklets, giving
complete Information. The farmer
who Is now working land that he can
sell for high prices can re-invest In
lands just as productive, just as cer-
tain, getting a big Increase In acreage
In this wonderful new country. The
renter can here become owner of a
home of his own. It Is a solid op-
portunity for the rich farmer to be-
come richer and for the farmer with
small resources to become indepen-
dent. Terms, one-fifth down, balance
In 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 years—Prices $12
per acre and upward—Notes payable
on or before maturity.
CIIAS. A. JONES,
Manager S. M. Swenson & Sons,
Spur, Dickens County, Texas.
Hoax—My daughter has reached
the age when a girl begins to think
Joax—Just seven years old, eh?
THE TRUTH ABOUT BLUING.
Talk No. 7.
Avoid liquid bluing. As a real
Simon Pure farce liquid blue Is ;
about the biggest yet. Don't pay good
money for water.
Buy RED CROSS BALL BLUE, the I
blue that's all blue. A large package
only 5 cents. Washes, more clothes
than any blue on earth. Makes laun- i
dress happy. ASK YOUR GROCER.
It was the week before Christmas
Em ry and his younger sister, Mildred,
were debating very seriously the real-
ity of Santa Claus.
"There Isn't any Santa Claus," said
Emery, with finality.
"Why, there must be," insisted his
sister. "How could they make pic-
tures that look Just like him?"
When Your Eyes Need Care
Try Murine Eye Kemeily. No Smarting— Feels
Fiue—Aeta Quickly. Try It for lied, Weak,
Watery Eyes and Granulated Eyelids. Illus-
trated Book in each Package. Murine Is
compounded by our Oculists—not a "Patent Med-
icine — but used In successful lMivsleians' I'rac-
Mco for many years. Now dedicated to the Pub-
lic and sold by Druggists at 2.V nnd 6Uc per Bottle.
Murine Eye Salve in Aseptic Tubes, 2.<o and 60c.
Murine Eye Romody Co., Chicago
A Celebrated Basso.
"When Herr Growler began to sing
did not you observe how our hostess
glanced apprehensively at the win-
"Yes. I dare say she was afraid
the window-panes would be shat-
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that it
In Use For Over io'^'ears.
Children Cry for Fletchers Castoria
"The social function at Mrs. Come-
up's the other afternoon ended In a
"What? Not a quarrel?"
"No, just a teafight."
conviction of' pei\
to take the 'CusJ
a, 'is u epirttaa'l
"My new hat is pretty big."
"I thought so, too, but when I got
the bill for it it made your hat look
Ilk* the head of a pin."—Roseleaf.
XS/DKIVK OI'T >T.VI..VI:I A
AM) HI 11.1 I I' Tim 8YRTKM
Tike tho Old Standard GKu'.'K'S TASTKl.KSd
CHILL TONIC. You know wliat yon aio tukuitf.
'1 li«onnul« Is plainly printed pr\ «<ycr:- buttle,
■ ht*Hn« i't is'sirnply Quinine and Iron in a ta.sit lens
r® and th« must rlfpctual fonu. fc'ur growL
puiJMe uud children. 50 cent,* ..
K , ■!. Escaped. ,
Billet—So you've just come from '
HOTpecked's funeral. How did the old
bott look? Natural?
Any man ought to get three square
meals a day if he Is able to work
and able to keep from being worked.
Most of us have repair shops for
our broken promises.
YOU SHOULD TRY
It is a proven health
maker and prevent-
ive of Stomach Ills,
Grippe and Malaria.
Great Northern Railway
Gives Away <
Thousands of people In the East in-
terested In the possibilities of home-
making In the Northwest did not have
an opportunity to visit the Western
Governors' Special train, which re-
cently toured the East, nor hear the
Governors tell of tho Golden Great
Northern States. In order that every-
body may learn of the splendid chan-
ces for malting homes in Mlnuoaota,
Kortli Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wash-
ington and Oreg-on, the Great North-
ern Railway is distributing free, a
million copies of handsomely Illus-
trated booklets describing these states.
These books describe the soil cll-
male and agriculture, quote letters
from men who have gone West and
became independent. They are pro-
fusely Illustrated from actual photo-
graphs and contain detail maps In
colors. They tell what others have
accomplished and show what vuu
can do. '
From them you can learn the loca-
tions for free homestead land in Mon-
tana and Oregon, where cheap logged-
orr lands can be procured in .Mlnne-
i Washington and, Oregon, and
what North Jjakota offers th« general
farmer. Ton enn procure one of
these booklets fn*o. Simply ask for
booklet on the.state In whioh you are
Interested and for Information about
special low fares. Write today to
E. C. 1EEDY, •>
General Immigration Agent,
Great Northern Railway,
118 G. X. Bldg., St, ¥anl, Mln. i
djonstijxtfiorr causes and. seriously aggra- J
vaBts nfiih.\' rirseases. It "is thoroughly !'
cujled by Dr. Tierce's Pellets. Tiny sugar-
coated granules. |-
j£ttanr bit into tW'apple '
STbe first, peace dinner," he cried.
jk.rtnan may have his price,., but lt-
taies a woman to make him feel Ulto
a Bargain couiiter•-remnant.
In Saskatchewan (Western Canada)
800 Bushels from 20 acres
wt]eat Was the. thresf^er's
return "frbin a Lldyd-
I minster furm in the
| season of ISiO. Many
I fields irfthnt as well us
I other districts yield-
I ed from 25 to 35 bu-
I shels of wheat to the
I acre. Other grains in
I are thus derived
■irom lh F Infc E
• ME.SIT. Ah LAIN US
of Weitlern.Ceiindn. "i
This excell'en t showing causes
.trices to aiivanee. Lund values
should double I n two years' tu
' • '" I frit
PfLFS CURtetf IN ft TO 14 DATS
druggist will rt'tund motley If PA/.O OlNT-
P fails to cure any case of Itching, JJiiud,
.ng or 1'rotruUiug 1'ilvs in j* lo 14 days. 6oa
Iver notice how much easier it is to
goffrom bad to worse than from good
Mra. WtnilowS Soothing Syrup for Children
teething, softens the gums, reduces luflnmma-
Uob, allays puto, cures wind cullo, S5c a bottle.
Tb« hr^pplest people In the world
*re those who are most easily flattered.
Uniiu kcom log,|nl«ed ftnriii-
lng, rut t It. ralslni; mid iluiry -
luif ur«« alt i>|-o|itttlilu.
to I'o lwi<! in the \<M-y Itesl
t ion* it t #:t.OO per acre wllli-
lu.C'-rftilrt an u*. HchuolMjmd
« linrein * In -every Nettle-
IlM'lit, fllimite iinrxt-Hlcd.
Noll (lie rlrlicat : wood, w itter
and l>ul Id lug: material
For particulars as to location,
railway rotes and
format Ion, n rile U> Sup't of iinm 1*
graiion, Ottawa. Cannrla. or to I
Canadian UoYernmeut Aguuu
W. H. ROGERS
125 W. Ninth St.. Kansas City. Mo. I
Fleaa* writs to ths agent nMmt yoti |
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