The wagon rtia'd from Tientsin to I l'eklti crossia the R-shapril loops of the Pel llu trlver) nt several points betneen the two cities The country Is very leel nnd devoid of picturesque feotntes The ritcr la shallow and ery brand In places. The channel Is nnly suited fur light draught tease's and Is bard to follow. The Chinese boats are poled up the rlicr and sail or drift down The Chinese hate now h'orked the channel A large part of the country coun-try ran be flooded by reruns of the (Irand Canal. This rites high nboe the surrounding rouutiy The land U given up almost entirely la the cultivation ot mlll't, the piln-clpal piln-clpal Chinese grain, nnd to tiurk gardening, gar-dening, The truck gardens ate the most Interesting. The cabbages, na- ' paragua, peas, tomatoes, pumpkins and olher vegetables they grow are the finest In the world Thn Chines-cultivators Chines-cultivators ore Independent ot nature and tho elements. They depend neith er on rain nor sunshine to ratio their vegetables. Tho work goes on uninterruptedly unin-terruptedly nil the year round. There nro hardly nny woods here, but from lime to time there arc llttti. tblck c limps of trees, which give si udo and bavo a peculiarly Chinese appearance. appear-ance. Small hamlets aro scattered everywhere Tho landscape develops many strange features as one approaches ap-proaches the larger towns. Chief among thrso are liUh poles with decapitated de-capitated hnmnn heathi stuck on top of them. This Is the commonest form ot punishment In Chlnt, .intl the mandarin man-darin ruts the heads outside the rlly to irrrlnd travelers without delay of the fate thnl awnlts etlldners. Telegraph Tele-graph po'cs dtteislfy the scenery with head poles. Another curious fen t lire, consists ot rows nt huge, grotesque elephants, liners nnd other nnlmilt carved In sonpstone They form n sort of nrtinrl.il menagerie There aro avenues of these, things leading to the tntrstH hi n-ierel cities They aro , it there a .ij t n an and not for any rettc'oiis purpose lu nrtlu plnres In the country there are atsf eolorrjl statue ot Rieda and varrlOT. Afljrl'Ht Hang Is Ysns-Tsun. el.ht-een el.ht-een rift from Tientsin. The houses lire Wilt el mud brlrk. msde with strawf Ihey are quits comfortable tnsldt '"! Very pretty In appearance mi aaUiit of the vegetation around thi'tii;!' at on many other toiwis. there, fi a canal, crossed by n lioal hrldg Uifintwut thirty miles from Tientsin, Tien-tsin, li a more Important place than must it the others mentioned. Ihe conntrr li somewhat rolling here This pure Is the seat of an Important mnmlirln lha headquarters, or ya-men, ya-men, il n big building ot blue brick, I ornament! with dragons and qu'er Chlnrii beasts, Thn entrjnre Is ap-proprliiely ap-proprliiely decorated with the hetdt rf decapitated criminals In n pound alongside It other criminals may bo seen uadergnlng vat I oils form ot tor-'lire tor-'lire JA ron-moii punishment that Is InflMea for Ih most trivial offences Is the9ni.e. n huge collar nt wood, almnsQln limy to he borne, but no arranged that It prevents prisoner from jlng down. Party mllte from Tientsin Is the lm-porlinl lm-porlinl nailed city ot ltng Tung, which b near tho nrm's route. This place li about f Jiir thousand yein old. I had, peciillir cxporloi-o here In what li described ns a first-class Chinese Chi-nese hotel. Then Is a famous joss house In' Iing Tnng which contains twenty Idols, or gods. Including tho (lod of War, tie (lod ot Strength,, the (lod ut Death, Iho (lod nt lics, the Ood of Fertility, and others. Followers of Iluddtia and Confucius mo these Josi houses Impartially Titers Is also a Temple of Tortures, This Is Oiled with figures made ot clay and papier mm he. lllnstritlog In an rxtnmrly re.ill.tlo manner all tin j tortures Inflicted by Chinese law It Is far mote horrible than the Chamber Cham-ber of Horrors nt Mm. Tussaiid's Here yon see a tepresetiUlloti of n man being sawed In half and another being slow I) gr mud In piece on grindstone, and so on. Hj-SI-Wii Is n town of considerable s:ie about nftv miles from Pokln Anting Is n snail place on the railroad rail-road some flfl)-four miles from Tientsin, Tien-tsin, which may figure 'u tho march of tho allies. At this nolit Iho natural route ot the array turns westward IVng-Tal, ieenty-tour mile from Tientsin. Is situated nn top ot it ridge, from which Pekln ionic suddenly Into view. The sight ut this grent and injurious city, with Its wnlls and quaintly toofed temples. Is ono thit cannot tall to create a deep Impression upin tho trnte'er. It make ono think of a traveler trav-eler In ancient days coming In iljht cf the sacred city of Jerusalem. Hero Is tho Orand canal wnicn is n great artificial waterwny connecting Pekln with Nankin 11 Is carried he-tween he-tween embankments which rlso high sbotu the surrounding country In times ut peace the canal Is covered with n vast fleet ut unhs. some of which sro bgger than a largo ncean steamer. They draw as much aa ten feet nf water, nnd have an Immenso length and beam The famous west gate of Pekln Is tint une through wlthh lite ordinary traveler from Tientsin makes his entrance Tho gata has the th'cknera id a New York city b ock, nnd In the passage through It there ma n doirn gates of different patterns, some opening in the middle, soniu working on hinges, and others falling like portlciilllsrs. The walla rlso to n height of eighty feet, and ever the gato there la a temple a bundled bun-dled feet high, with trees growing I around It nn top ot tha wall. PAo-TiJorr.n,3fjv t -tiw - ,uaAi r-i'- &$&$&&&& t-wg kv&Scm,au -,js-" CJSrk n in. i i i i-n-"-' ' . I II MAP OF Tin: COUSTIIY llirrWKKN TIKNTSIN AND P15K1N.