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A EI-Al'TIFfl. WKsTI'.n.V CASTLF.-THF. KKTORT
COI RTI'.O'.s- t "-ANKH'S llVTIIKOOM
A WIXTI'li VKI'.-XHA.
Far In the Interior of the country, on one of thc*
erc-at lakes, there ls a beautiful house built on a
bhlff over a hundred feet high. Il O reared on
tremendous terraces, there are bli- stone walls, and
there are ramparts, lt ls a castle In the North*-., st
And it ls lived In by a man anet his wife, who w.t.
resolved when they built lt that it should bc* as
perfect as the best artists could make it. Bo they
,,r... ceded to Europe, and in London they consulted
with one william .Morris, wh.. provided them deeo
rations ad MMtoin?wsU-papers. furniture sad
stained liam and las nae. They wanted, too, som.
tapestries. Mr. IforrWfl answer to their i
wis characteristic sud extremely Interesting, aa
?hewing bow the leading Knglish dseontor <-f the
lay carries on his work. "1 will design thc tapes?
tries for you with pleasure." h.- said. ?Imt 1 cannot
promise or bind myself In any arny as to th.- deliv?
ery of the ple-ces. 1 must walt until the niel
seizes me before I can sketch them out. When the
mood comes land I can't tell you when that will be.
lt may be fix months, it may be a year), I'M put the
VB* through so far ns I am Concerned, ani then
you will have to allow a few months for the exe?
Th.y accepted tMs autocratic arrangement sad
sat flOWH in their new house to walt for tba
lassalrlaa to come. The house was finished nnd
no tapestries were there. They had been living in
lt for months, and still no tapestries. Nearly
two years had elapsed since their visit to London
Hn-1 the tapestries were not forthcoming. Hut they
had faith in Morris, and never said a word. At
lust the precious things cam.. and wen hung in
th.- p.mis for which th.y bad been designed, some
j_nels In a circular hall lit by a haded giSSfl .lom-.
There they now hang, and Ikey are said to be so
p...s:ng fair that th. weariness "I" "salting for them
has been .swallowed up in aesthetic joy.
"Ought we to visit her?" is a mooted question i:i
country neighborhoods where a call necessarily
paves the way to n much cl..srr social relationship
than lt does In town. On the other hand, lt Is im?
possible to ignore a newly arrived neighbor bl
metropolitan fashion without seeming churlish and
ti:--.ci il. A lady b-longing to one of the <>1-1 NeW
York famlil'-s elected to try suburban life with
her young children, and, as it happened, her next
neighbor, a very rich parvenue, who considered
herself one of the fashionable autocrats of the
village, and who was not particularly well up In
the social pedigrees of New-York, chose to Ignore
for some time the modest establishment which was
so close to her own rather pretentious villa. Fi?
nally, however, after about a year's knowledge of
each other's names and faces, the would-be great
lady rustled up to her somewhat astonished neigh?
bor as she was seated on the deck of a ferryboat
en route for town. She Introduced herself in rather
a patronizing fashion, and explaining that she
really had no time to make visits, said In a manner
Intended to be gracious, "I hope you will consider
this a call."
"Thanks, so very much," replied the scion of the
Knickerbockers, very quietly; "I shall be very
happy to do so, and I also hope that you will con?
sider lt returned."
There ls a lady living In a town not six hours
away from New-York who has carried her enthu?
siasm for beauty Into her bathroom. The latter
ls paved with mosaic. There is no tub; a bath, long
and wide, ls sunk to a depth of three feet or more
in a corner of the room. Thl3 too ls walled with
marble and paved with mosaic. A flight of marble
steps leads to lt, and lt is surrounded by a railing
of bronze spindles, so that lt ls not possible to take
unintentional headers Into lt In the dark. Hut the
special beauty of the room ls on Its walls. These
are sheathed with great ten-Inch square tiles, which
were painted with waves, fishes, weeds, shells and
ses denizens generally by one of the cleverest
artists in America and then burned so that the
decoration (s's preserved from damage forever.
This decoration extends from the chair rail to the
frieze. The frieze Itself ls also painted, but with
a trellis about which flowers and leaves are twined.
lt ls one of the loveliest bowers in the country.
Of course it cost thousands of dollars and fevi
people could attempt to repeat the Idea; but lt
teaches a lesson which eve.*y householder should
profit by. It shows that bathrooms, no less than
drawing-rooms and boudoirs, should be made- beau?
tiful. There are numberless ways of decorating.
The same general idea that applies to any other
room in the house can be utilized in a bathroom.
When the veranda, a purely American institu?
tion, was developed out or the Knglish and Con?
tinental terrace and the Italian loggia, it was ac?
cepted as more exclusively a summer necessity
than the country house to which it was attached
Nowadays, with the approach of winter, the pleas?
ant lounging place is nat only abandoned, but lt ls
relegated In the minds of its owners to the semi?
annual limbo of tennis flannels, mosquito nettings
and other tropical accompaniments of rural life.
As a matter of fact the hundreds of people who
live In the country all the year round ought to
realize what a peculiarly fine sitting room for fie
Winter an Inclosed veranda makes. A few have
arrived at this realization. Hut li ls seldom that
one meets with such a perfect adaptation of the
Mea as exists In a certain New-Kngland valley.
This veranda ls fully fifteen laat wide, perhaps
even moro. Jt extends around three sides of a
large stone house, with breaks only for the porte
cochere and similar features. It ls surrounded by
a stone parapet between two and three feet high
and lt is roofed with a sloping roof. Th- door i--- of
handsome hardwood. In the- summer this spa. io is
corridor ls strewn with easy-chairs, rugs, cushions,
tables, books, palms and flowers in beautiful vases,
and ls Indeed a kind of drawing-room. It ls the
prettiest background for afternoon teas for milo
around, in tha winter not any of Its glories fade.
The entire structure ls glazed. The decorations
and furniture remain. The teas are continued.
And while- the visitors enjoy all the home-like com?
forts of the summer they have stretched before
them one of the loveliest, landscapes In the East.
"How well Maud carries herself this year!" said
the mother of a half-grown girl rather enviously
to a friend, whose little daughter was most beau?
"Yes; I must say she has greatly Improved," an?
swered the other complacently, "and I take great
credit to myself about it. I tried everything, dumb?
bells, calisthenics, braces; nothing did h-r any -food
until finally the happy Idea occurred to me to test
the moral effect of clothes, i gave her very pretty
frocks, discarded the loose blouse waist altogeth?
er, and had everything fitted with th- greatest
care. And it really wrought a miracle. Hike ev. ry
true woman, sh,- loved pretty clothes, and sh- BOOS
took a pride in the flt and appearance of ber frocks,
while I spared no pains In showing h-r how the
nicest-looking dress may be e-Vilte spoiled if worn
by a dowdy, round-shoulder* 11 perena. Certainly,
the prescription has worked wonders, and I do
not believe If I moderate my tactics, now that I
have won my case, that I will lind that I have
fostered an undue love of apparel."
The question of heating suburban residences
Is an Interestlns one. even at this season of the
year, while later on lt becomes a vital consldera
Hon. There ls hardly a householder who does not
lament annually over th- amount of wast.- heat
that is carried up the chimneys, and which would
be so acceptable If disseminated, minus the smoke,
Into the house. It is aggravating to know thu
85 per cent, and more, of expensive fuel ls wasted,
the heat from lt escaping from the chimney. To
overcome this defect, various ventilating fireplaces
have been invented which are provided with a
large air-chamber and a supply of outdoor air. very
much on the principle of a hot-air furnace. Thirty,
five per cent of the heat ls supposed to be utilized
by this contrivance, but as that leaves still an
Indescribably large margin which goes to waste. Il
would seem that there was an excellent op?
portunity here for a practical Inventor to add to
the world's economy. Another Invention which ls
wanted ls a method of distributing the heat over
the surface of the floor, so that the lower strata
of air will be warmed before escaping to the cell?
ing. A gentleman who occupied an old-fashlone.1
frame dwelling, and who was curious to find the
difference between the temperature of the floor
level and that next to thc celling, tested the
question by means of two thermometers on a very
cold day: and although he was prepared for a
burge divergence, he was completely astonished to
find that the actual difference was 45 degrees.
?van from a hot-air register on the floor the heal
miS ascend In a direct column to the celling in
very severe weather, and will not mix readily wltn
the aemundtng chilly atmosphere. In fact, there
lo be a oeM for Bdenttne h*<?ei*rtorsto
th.- stove BhouM I- large, and should ney nave
a damper to shut off the draught; an-'. ????<?"''"?'?';
possible, a Bupply of fresh, pure air from th. outside
should be arranged so that lt could be *?rriea io sn
outer "Jacket" c ,v ring Burroundlng 'h." .?*?",.;? I" i,p
lt could be h.-ated and then circulated in timnmwn.
A valve should be put on the fresh airJn-le Pin to
regulate thc amount of cid air admitted to the
VICTORIA AS A DIiIYEli.
TIIK QUEEN IN HER PONY CARRIAGE
However much England may have fallen off In
other respects, then la one thing In which lt
assuredly re-tains Its supremacy ann '?'? ? ???<' ??""?
ber, the variety, the i nnforl and tbe beauty of
it- carriages of one kind mid another. Th.y range
from every kind ot Coach and drag down to Hie
most diminutive of ponjf nrrtagea and cans, and
lt is (-terhan anion:: the Lifer thal the greatest
ingenuity aad amaxing dissimilarity are to be ob
?erved. Bspeclally rich In conveyances of this
character ar- tin- ats bl. of the Queen and Of the
Prince of Wales. While it bi Impoaalble lo con?
ceive anything more dainty and elegant than the
drum. A gentleman wlto^njnaed .hnj .toni.
aaTwSS. wfflcleluTy all th; ??f,?-ttI^X'-ld
Th-re ,s ,?:e vital principle rf^g"^*?^.^ffi
always ..- borne in mind, ann m.n i ." ., . ,
moat not be Introduced Into a room .^"^tJJ
ranging an outlet for the ?-?* ^i_"? *5_ rti-eotaoe
heated by a furnace only n.Is the open "-"*?'??
lust as much as ;f th- dre were lighted. ?"*""?"
there ls no Breptoee some ither method of ventila?
tion should be ?^n?*2*e._eatins and ventilation
These questions of b.uise-ni niin? ???? ' .
grow .very y.-ar .not- an I n.or.- Imper an to pc?. -
Pl- of wealth, ?ii.ee lt la I.opine the,*?"??"
spend a larger and larger part of the >ear In th
l.-aiitiful e-eiiiniry houses of the p. rlo.l._
famous for h-r horsemanship, cr that she hears
any relation to the j.ng and elegant Queen
v.-h'os-. appearance on horseback, with her shapely
figure array.-1 In the searle! and gold-braided larker.
Of a colonel Of the Guards, and a plumed hat on
her head, aroui i so orach eathuBiaem on tha part
of ),.:? Midlers al t. ceri ita memorable review at
Aldershot shortly art.:- the esubilshment of the
gnat military ramp there.
As a whip Q ism -i Vii loria hal never attained any
fame differing th-rein from the Princess of Wales
and mm the letter's daughter, Ibe Duchess of
Kif-, both rf whom ar.- clever four-to-hsnd drivers.
i? !? i. the Print* - of Wales ls almost as much
at boin- With ber four-in-hand team of ponies as ls
h.r cousin, the Queen of tbe Belgians; while one rf
the mo-t charmin,; and welcome presests offered
little phaeton in which the Princess of Wales i?
accustomed ts drive aboul Bandringnaai, tbe acme
of comfort and convenience ls assuredly embodied
in the low pony trap used by Queen Victoria to
take h.r dally siring at windsor aa I al < hjborne. Her
Majesty has Inherited th- tendency to Obesity pe?
culiar to th.- members ..f tia- royal hon*..- of Han?
over, nnl this, together with the rheumatic ail?
ment from which sh.- Bullera, renders locomotion
a matter of some difficulty, and the use ,.f a cai
ri.ige such as ti.- one shown in the sccompsnytng
cnt almost imperative, lt ll dUBcult to realise that
the little, stout old lady, whose stature ls con?
siderably under Ave f -?'.. was once upon a tim
SEW TRIMMIX; ;?*; AXD DAZZLING BONNETS.
A very smart c..rsa-., snd comparatively simple
skirt continue to be di tlngulshlng features ..f
newly impori-1 gowns, a costume from Paris
which made its lirst appearer ??- ,-.| t>>,. recent ll -
Show, waa ..f bl ich velvet shot vlth mauve. Tins
was titted perfectly and -nade nry high in the
n?-rk with a ellar of the hame, the trimming con?
sisting of mauve velvt and silk with brand v. lv.-t
revers, silk shoulder sings, over pointed velvet
caps which hung Bllgbtly over a full silk elbow
sleeve, the rest of the Sleeve being velvet and
moulded tightly lo tit Ibe arm. Two silk sashes
wer- arranged on the wnl?:. Ihe lirst coming from
under the arm and ending with a velvet ros.-tl."
on the left side; and Ih- other, marking Ihe waist.
Was nlso fastened with I roselle just below tbs
other. One long loop an 1 two long cordi bur g
over the side of ihe skirt, and reached n.-arlv to the
hem. A black velvet hal arith mauve feathers gave
the finishing touch rf "style'" lo this Costume,
which was extremely beCOBahU to tho tall, -lark
beauty who wore lt.
Another French winter costume in two shales of
brown cloth has an ample shirt Btltcbed at the
foot. The corsage la i ul In Jacket form al th>
h.nk, without a seam, and anda al tbe walat,
under a stitched girdle. It opens In front over a
plsstran, finished by a atralghl collar, The cape,
round In the hark, fells in shell fashion In front.
The sleeve* ls cut in one piece. Tin- feather collar
is of mingled ostrich and peacock plume*'.
A new visiting oostunM is of otter-colored velvet.
The corsage has the favorite basques of the period.
The velvet sleeve* is draped over a lining of the
ordinary shape, and ls surmounted hy capes round
at the back and full in front.
There are uny number of new trimmings this
year. One of the most effective is a. broad braid
of various colors, edged with fur. which looks par?
ticularly well on cloth dresses, tither labor-saving
anel striking effects are produced by means of
ready-made ruffli i af Mae- Batta, ilsborala gimps.
Jet Insertions and fancy collarettes, berthas, .-tc.
LOOt ls still as popular SB e\vr, cud a particularly
pretty trimming Ul a niching Of black moire sdgSd
with extremely narrow white guipure. A biz.itt
effect In a broad trimming lace ls produced by
bands cf whit- Insertion BB black net, or black In
sertion on White n.t. These transparent bands of
Insertion are in high favor just now and ure us. 1
on the heaviest materials, sue li as satin, bengalee
and molre-antl.-ue. For a rklrt this of course calls
for an under-petticoat of silk, which may be of
some contrasting color and which has a particu?
larly good effect In a ball gown, as lt shows under
the Insertion. ,
Quite as many capes and long mantles as Jackets
are seen In Paris, but In New-York Just now the
to tne i mcness ni lorn mi >n- i?-< .?:-,..??
rtage wsa a four-in-hand team .if ponies and ?
diminutive phaeton In k. ping with then* Bise, given
by Lord Vernon, whose wife i-. a daughter of Ur.
Francis Lawrenc -. of New-York.
American rosdi sre :e a rub ? ??-?i that the very
low pony carri?ces so mah used by women in
England <? Mild hardly be made available bete.
Where roads permit, Ihey should certainly be
adopted by timid feminine drivers, for they ar.
among tbe most luxuriously comfortable rf vehi?
cles, ani it is \.-ry easy lo g.-t out <.f -them at the
approach of any danger rendering the use rf one's
own fe.-t di slrable.
three-quarter Jacket reigns and promises to tie
come tiresomely common. The full skirts of this
garment, lt should be Bald, give If a chic air which
ll I i not have wlthoui ihat fulness Tha i
companying sketch ..f s lackei cornea from Parla.
What is ihe let" f..r the coming
' in th- first plan lt would seem tbs"
so affect, boa rer iteming, need be avoided.
The most britllsni . ion, it.e m..st scta-llstlng
aigrettes an i the most bisarr.mMnationa ur
aol only permissible, bul sre considered proper for
? Of Bil ag.s. Alth ., rh ?*.. - tiny, vivid |,its
i.f color which mik- their wearers look Uk.*
?: ? ?, bright-crested birds an rrallj nothlne
more than a circlet, lhej ar- "fearfully and
wonderfully made." There ls a "cachet" that l?
tad ....i.i- ani oi i- necessary to a Boeceaaful
creation, an! it N f.,r this air of style, or whatever
lt ls, tint women ar.- willing lo pay th.- ridiculous
prion that at.- asked foi these airy fairy nothings,
"If you hiv.- 'ri..:ding to wear,1 yon sre all
right.'' sail a wretched man whs-no wife -sus de?
mons?-tins th- necessity of having a new bonnet
and who clumsily u:- i lo turn tbe metter ..ff
with a very lame I ike "You ssy yourself thal
th.y .:r. mere nothing ." but it is needless to sa)
tb.it this |.....r litti- attempt at a witt', ism availed
him lillie. While this winter'.-: capote* are as
small as tho-.f ia t Reason, then ls a .listim-t
dirf.-reuce in ihat the trimming is broader and not
Bo high, ? I also ' . .t ia miny of th* nev.? :
"Trench mod-is ia? I- draped ..i tin* bach on either
sid- of ih- small Grecian knot which seems to ba
Um ... Dspte i .-.eir.it- ..r th- .i.y. Thia gives rather
Hi- effect of . morning ran, bul is "dressy" and
I.-. ..ming, cm every side appesr small bonnets and
too,w with very small fell hats, .-iiher trimmed
with il..- popular Alsatian bow, ot twisted int.. *-x
:: i a llnarj ? ?;? i with brims turned eit-tiantly.
"i always feel hie- saying to myself when I put on
mv new Imt before iii- glass. ill a clever giri
th- other dav "foch Robin's apostrophe io Jenny
Wren: 'Out upon you, lie upon yoi. bold-faced j i*r, !* "
??If you win truckle t" Alsace." remarked another
sharp ronna woman lo her sister, whose big bow
has i way of getting hopelessly askew, "pray do lt
In a straightforward manner."
now to makh a pn-inors WSTT.
Apple j.-iiy ls mile regarded because the appl* la
so common. Nevertheless it i*> ..ne of our m..st
excellent fruit Jellies, and ll I*, a standard de?
pendence of the French COOk In Hu- preparation
of ft nit pu**- snd various other desserts The
French make many dellcioua compotes of ap?
ples. The .liff, ten..- between a compote and a
pi ..-iv.- should I,.* carefully noted. A compote l*>
a preparation "f fruit pm up fm- '-medial ? aaa,
as we put up cranberries ?.r stew apples; a pre
serve ls a preparation of fruit Intended to M Used
ni .me distant Uni", and may usu.illy i?. kept a
twelvemonth >.r longer. Apple preserves ai.- un
absurdity, as apples an found in market ail the
year round, except In ll.- beglBBlBg of suiiime**,
win-n other fruits ar. in abundance. Apple Jelly i;
best prepared froci tim- to ti. ai n is needed,
though then- la no objection to having two weeks'
supplies in the lm,iv for fruit pies and g< ri-ral
us.-. A compote sh.uid nol be made mon than a
elay or two nt the furthest before lt ls lo be
served. Th-- most ta.aiiiar American compete,
moulded cranberries, ls considered lo be In Its prim
condition the day af:- r lt |b aaxit
For an apple Jsllj select a dooen finn, well
0SVOnd apples. Fall pl;.pins make an excellent
jelly, but aim-.st sn* weU-gevorod, slightly ? wi
apple will do for 'his pm pose. Ho not peel th.'
apples, but cut them Into'luarters, leaving the core
In, but removing ,i.i> wormy spee ks. I'anlally de
caysd apples nie unfit lor the purpose. Tour a
pint or -old waler over Umbu ind itlce in half a
lemon. Put them in i port -laiu-llne 1 kelli' tn
boll. i>ct them cook for twenty minni.-*, nnd laen
strain Hiern through a Ila- sl-ve ..r a coarse cloth.
Add Mgar In the proportion ..f a pound to every
pint of jul''". Let tb-- sugar and apple Jule- boll
together for twenty mhratea Then test the mixt?
ure, nnd -s anea as it fora*: a Jolly pour it tate
mis. A layer "f this Jelly s;re.,,| o-.-r an apple
meringue pie before tba p.-iingii,. is put on ls a
great Improvement, and mom I'ren.'h cooks use
audi a layr in all their fruit p;... ttllln next to
,!,,. (Iii-; ..ni uer the fruit, ho tint me fruit ls
incased in th- apple j.-iiy. Tha reason for this i
that the apple I" an Inexpensive, convenient ar?
ticle lo use, snd po**-""" : 'i ? ability to .ale
to Itself the fl iv..r of other fruits. Ilk" .,--.ich?s.
pineapples and gre-m-age*.. a moat delicious
apple incrln.'iie ,?l ? n rn ii- ,r *tmjm)l (.'Hy atrom-'y
tinctured with iem rn juic ,-,n,j covered With u
meringue flavored with lemon. For the purpose SC
economy a nice applesauce, strained as lt should
be and with a layer of apple j?||y over ll and
then the layer of iMnaa_-0 ls mor_* .>ften uaed.
ANSWI'l'S TO MAX. QUEKL-3.
WHAT PLANTS TO i llOOS*E AMI HOW TO MIKE
Tlir;.M QgOW ami lil.0ii.M-gUCCKM DVDC3
rM'AV.illir.i.i; conditions OF
riT!N*\i'i:-iii: vt and <; KS,
Come, i-t us r> i ? m together, and see why it
Is wa can't have as bright and attractive B window
as Mr-:. Jon s, opposite. HOW does sin* keep her
geranium*, looktag so healthy, and so full of greal
trusses of crimson bloom? And look at that rubber
tree! The leaves shine ilk" silver in the sunlight:
And her palm hasn't a yellow 1 a.!
W.:i. i..| ns look ov.-r a florist- catalogue, and see
th-- plants that will liv- l:i the window of an or?
dinary room. And, to begin with, let's look the
wont in the bice. Buppooa our hons.- is heated
by a furnace, lighted by gae* that wa often use
lamps fir r :clin,', and that our street ls wry
We will t:k- first the plants; nnl among th"
Indera comes thc abutilon, or Chinese maple, or
bell-flower, it grows in the form ?f a tree, and
Ns Rowers ar- bell-abnped. Th- best varieties sre
Snowstorm, white; Th imps .ni. orange, veined crim?
son, and with besutiful darh-gnen foliage, spotted
with y.-llow. Q dd. n Dell:. y.l'.ow, and Arthur Bets
ham, crimson, a;- ? tie dwarf abutilon. Bellpee, with
brown aad yellow bells, and variegated foliage that
droops grace fully. Ageratum, both th.- Mus snd
whit.-, d., ni.-ly A (apaath-S, cr African lily, Mae,
resembles an amaryllis shot ? the pot, and gowers
fr- ly tOWSrd Spring. "There ls also a white variety.
This plant needs plenty of root room, however, tudu
itself joatiee, ani v.rn not Sower well until a good
si;: d plant.
Sweet aiys.-im does well pleated in a pot
In which some Isrger pint ij -row hu. and it ls
very sin for rutting from Candytuft does well
under th- same treatment. Convolvulua, >>r morn*.
in-.- glory, does fairly well as a bouse-ptsnt; bul
do not train lt to run over th- window, un'.. IS
your conditions ar- more favorable than tho.-- we
started with. Train h. rather, to a tr. iii., s., thai
ii e.in i, ? moved.
Th- Cuphes, or e-b-ar plant, with lt* brhiht flow*
a pretty plant f ir winter decoration,
Th paris daisy, or Risrguerite, ls one of the bi it.
It la never oul of fl iwer and la always bri "ht
.nd cheerful. Puen bia usually are shy ..r flowers
between Thanksgiving and Ea ter, unless espe?
cially j.r..'.cn r. r winter flowering, by resting the
plants from August ti:i Kovember The b il singles
are Rieck Prince (m uv- and ramble), Mastodon
(white and i.-di; doubles, Mrs. i ;i. Molesworth
(white and red), Phenomenal (red mil white), and
the New Trailing Queen (scarlet aad purple), and
ih.- old Procumbens.
Of course tba geranium ls among the foremost
af the array. To give a liBl Of "bnl BOrts" would
'lil a volume, bul ? few, dlattacl In color, will help
the beginner al tbe start: For white, Ls Psvorite,
White Sw.ui and 1*1 iii- - - - ot Anhalt; Scarlet, ll. K.
Mi-*, li...il.I- Q tu t il c'raiit. Mathias Land rf. and
Peutre Corret; crimson, W. P. Simms, Le Pllote
mi Lc .'ii range, california had (Solden Bedder;
ptah, Hermann. May mu. Mme Orinet; variegated:
ind peculiar shades (some are Bingle), Benevlto
de Cellini, i.a Duvanaaye, Hebe, Queen of Patrica
Ololre ! ? Prance, New Life (nol variegated when
i .ii.- r '. Triumphant and Houri nlr de
Mlraude. Then, too, lhere are the Ivy-leaved
gei nlums, and ms ol them have lovely Rowers,
? ha bl sa ons uk.- mini itui ? ros ;. 1
hesitate a little In putting deva heliotrope, but if it
ls ..nh- given lots of watei nd in, ll will make .,
i showing. Impatient Suit mi, the Zens'b-r
Balaam sith its bright "lowers, is ? ro-innion to
tha heliotrope. I.hmm Trigynum, the yellow n k,
- . line winter t.i ? inter and atands i ime rough
ns.ee With a little care the lobelias will amply
repay I u for ihe r.".:n ihey occupy, < I t the
dwatf s rta, li!-.- Kr: ni . Qreclils, BrtaUl Alba and
Crystal Palace. Mitti, .ria. or feverfew, with rs
double white flowers, a ll keep you lu boutonnires
ail Wtatel Pul a fen small hits of Milli 111 US Mu-'
chenta ? ? irface nf toot i.ir?e p,,ts of Psrii
daisy, snd wai ring will !>? a piessure inst.-a.I of
bother. T-ni Thumb ni turtlumi are |usl the thim*
fur a sunny window Pul three seeds In a Btx-tach
pot if [s.or *- -ll. and you will s..,. more fl-w-r**
than leaves ir you warn mon leaves feed the
a little a ih manure water. Osalls, in
v.i:i.-\.-.., j. at hom- ia ii hanging-basket, or sssd
like sHiah to c
petunias i much '. 'tier than one would suppose,
i.ut r-.loir.- lesa ??' :'? r than m -st plant.. unless
growing verj | i *s;i>.iii pots, Blvlnla
HumllU, or i i ? ' i - ? ..:' I ? I bel i ? ?.
w..|. h last a long lime, and are very pretty I I
. ere -i'll Ita ls vin. what Ilk- lt,
bul both leaves and frull ar.- darker In e loi I
ti ?? whole plant i- he ii ler In ri ik- -up, and hsrdli i,
V'erbei ? in I the house treatment pretty web
for a t-.'.i-. .ml if k-pt cool m.iv .airy through,
la a i. i ? r ii.- m..ii i immon i uta foi
v. ?. I..-, d ira tion ri winter, and th..-s thu
w .11 )?!, ? the :.? -' I ? ? ; :. :?? tl ? :. IH l< . Ani li >'.?
for gs ? ? .-.: ihelr tn ttment.
Itv itr. tine you hav< lon. -.n rour own potting,
pi oi. b ' ? ? it what concerns
? i*. mool The general rule f-r n ti (and
this includes palms, ferns, draraenaa, etc.) is t..
give ih.m a good soaking, through and through, and
agata through: stand there in lbs bathtub, Ihe
sink th- !.??? ii th. n ; I th. tn diam ..rr. an i don'i
waler strain lill th. rn ii i gel .hu..", orv in the
puta Ml i . ih leaves like io P.
ii.'. i ,.? -s/astt. i arith a iponge at least once .
?reek and oftener lt conv.-nienl "Sven geraniums
Pk- a inti. . bul always avail wettini
? . -. ai i ?-? ,i le. 11 causes them to
i. i ii .' nd brilot i ope in lune pola and
? illa mies ii, mi...ii pots wan' plenty ..f water, a
wa rm atm. ? i ..ll the .-'in you can give
ili-iii, dracaenai not so much sun. Cyclamen bache?
lor's buttons grevllles .s.ik oak) an I carnations,
ia i mah) i ???.: l havi Ielt oul ..! u.is list
... I .1 e,?,| ro 'Ul lo do ve. ||.
All eX. elle:,| -,..V lo keep y,,!|r *||,,r.t|S|tl\e
i.i mt-, iii cool condition i to have a square frame
iliad.- of llghl lal-- enough to Inclose your
larg<-**t plant. At night place it over the pinn .>r
pl.n's. and ...,.i ,,;i pul an old blanket ur large
piece of cloth. I.- I ibis cloth bee thoroughl) damp
. ii- i willi w jim water, .nil I -av - your pisnl t.< en
lo) its damp 'nu....,:;!., s .,:i mihi, lt will emerge
h.,- a i-w plant i.'M mornlna Perns ran be
k-pt in e,,.,i .litton a long time l.v ihw method.
m..I neiirlv all plants ,,re benefited. A punt that
man) p....pl- fall lo remember is this: That in mosl
foliage plant* uk- pain... ferns, dracaenas, flcus
(India-rubber plant), etc., th- growth is mad.- dur?
ing ih-- summer, and tl.--, need rest during
th- winier linto,io.i t. often irv to force
i'.i .wih l.v hi., i.ii waterings .md rich feedlti
Vee, tbe) will pit forth new leaves, and th- fr*--a,
delicate m.... t i i- mel by .. .Irv. dusty, vitiated at?
mosphere that withers .1 in a div. and tin- beauty
of your pla ni is gone, Th.-y will grow som.what,
bit endeavor '?. keep Ibis growth as alow - |
albie iii..1 the new leaves ma) have- tim- to hard a
hs they unfold to the .vii Influences cf city hf".
As io Insect pesta you viii lind that the frequent
Washings will materially keep them in check.
Should 11.is not 1- enough talc- nome ..f the cheap?
est t..i.:.chewing tobacco win dot and make a
t.-a ,,r it. lust like* ordinary strong tea, and din
tin- plant- in ibis when ll i- aboul seventy to eighty
degrees Fahrenheit < 'r ink- a soft -iponge
und give th. in a thorough washing with ;t.
both si'l-s of the leaves. Stem and all. Then,
after a lillie, wash off with .'lear warm irater,
There ai.- Insecticides offered by florists, but I do
not lind tb?>m .-mc Improvement on th.- above, ?*
peela lly for bouse plants
dowering plan ta >.f course, need to be treated
more generously: bul even hen the usual fault
rms to too much watering. However, they should
never reach the silting point, and io have them
flower weil th. v mn t I,,. r..,i. once Hi.* pot \- full
of roots. The easiest ?,n ,-? -?? gel taro small pack?
ages .'H.- nitrate of soda, th- other some of th.
pl.mt food ...ld I.-.- dealers snd florists; with the
soda, put a pinch, as of sniiT. on th- snrfae- of
each pot. Bf ter wat.-.,nu-, and uiih tin- plant food.
follow direction-: on n-- package, es.1 t.. u ??? lbs
soda Instead of plant food every timi tim-, say.
Ke.p the dead leaves and fading (lowers picked
off. and if th.- soil in th.- poi v,,.\* h.11.1 and
lumpy, stir th- suii'.i,- with a fork, hairpin ?r
knittlmr needle, o that lt lets air to th- roots and
utops th.* formation of green mom on Ibe surface.
All the regular forcing bulbs, the Bosrers of
which v.m bbb In tbe Horlsts' windows, can be
successfully raised in ..ur e-itv bornes I supi.
I shall be scoffed al for this statement, but lt hu 1
b-i-n done, and under Just such conditions us
making u? possible before they beglnto grow
leaves. Keep them dam' but not wet When they
besln to <*r,)VV bring them to thc Huht gradually,
and nive them mon- water, in fnrt. aa soon an they
are Browing nicely, Hive them a gaea watering
everv brlitht sunny dav and nil the sunllKht your
windows will alford livery day when the ther
mometer is above .".fi degrees Fahrenheit, let them
have- a breath of fresh air with th"lr sunbath,
an.l they will a;.pr-.lat.-, too, I Russian r,--i. under
the wet blanket with your other plant". Th>- two
main thlnas with the bulba ls to gtva plenty of
\. .'-r and keep them cool?if you can't keep them
COO), keep Ihem as cool as you can.
They are rarely troubled with Insect pents, but
like a blt of a shower bath all the same, and will
I.e practically grateful for good fe-edirm. Th>*y are
no tramps, though "-Teat travelers.
The only lilies for house culture are the old
"limn .-an.li.pun. th- madonna, or annunciation
lily of our grandmothers' garoona, and the luann
longl-orum, i r Ebater lily, with Its variety, harrlsl.
th.- Bermu ii Baster lily. If potted at th- same
Um- they will blossom l-l succession, beginning
with the last, in buying a potted lily, sea that
Bach lot ha I a good :take lo tie the stem to as it
groin and Stied th- pot in which the bulb la
plant. 1 the deep* st. The reason for this ls that
the bulli puts out loots and j-oes to work making
a Rower for next year; the stem as it prows puts
out Ks osrn r.sits above the bulb and kath, rs nour?
ishment for the Rower lt ls to bear, drawing a
eompanitlvely small draft on the parent bulb for
?ustenanci bo let there be tome rich soil for these
r.t-. to work in. Treat th.-ni at lirst like the o!h<*r
bulbs, hut once they ar.- up give ihem the beat
pbice in th- .-ion..'-.-1 win low. They do not require
quite so much water sa the other bulba bul **houlu
never be allowed to gel dry entirely, or your il..weis
may blast. They want it pntty cool, and ate
benefited hy feeding, especially when the buds
I 'fin lo .-how.
Lilies ar- bo narwhal troubl.-d by the pr- .*nfly
(aphis), hm if given a weekly Lath of tobacco tea
will keen well fr.>f the pent. After the buds
.'..rm and begin to gel to som- size, a mot'- frequent
tob?cooing will b- beal emil the buds burst, when
lt must cease, lest their snowy purity be sullied.
if you loy- flowers you will constantly (Ind new
ways to add to itu ir comfort, and it is sstonlsblng
how some |-op:- .un make them grow under the
most adv. r ? roi: Uti..ns. until VOU talk with them
and see how common sense tempers their love.
Don't "fuss' over your plants; give them plenty of
fresh air ard sunshine, food and drink for their
Howers, a season of m-litail.ui for th. lr Bummer
crown foliage, and a banquet of all Rood things
for th.- i,u:i...i.s sleeping beauties that arc just wag.?
hm- from a long sleep.
Follow tli. Instructions and lei experience teach
you any details of improvement they may bick.
Start with a few plants, atv! do not intrust ih-m
wholly to Jennies or Ml:: ivy. Watch ov-r them
yourself, and it won't neem hali as much work
as you may now think it is. Reed rs who want
BOtea on particular culture for particular Howers
may apply to_ CAPTAIN.
.1 (! II. 1 STL Y EXEC (TION.
nu; MIDST] un* vision of charues of
-F.GE.gD OT A ROYAL CtSTLP.-A STRANGE ANO
There I*! a legend attached to ih.' royal castle of
Rtockholm which ls very weird in Ita way. and
Which ls . ft. n told by Scandinavians aronui the
tir- un winter evenings lt is the tala of a vision
acen by Kin.- Charlea xi a vision which ls sup.
jio.se 1 to h.:v- prcaaged the assassination of QtlS
tavua III, uni th.- consequent decapitation <>f
.'.emt Ankeratrota, tin- assassin, snd his ssaodstea
'rims runs th- story: Klng Charteaf-ta deep Krlcf
al th- loss of his Queen, whom he had passton<
ateiy loved, was sitting In hla apartment one nlc-ht.
In attendance wen Count Brahe, his aide-de-camp,
and the King's physician. Thc bereaved monarch
had given ti" encouragement to conversation, and
siienc- had reigned for Borne time, when tho castle
clock struck thc hour of midnight Th- Kins; rose
.?.I . gpre aed his wish to retire for tin- nlsht. He
aaked whal kind >.f a night it was, and th-.* count
vv.iu to the -.vin.low and withdrew the curtuins
and Imm-liat.ly stepped back in - tnaz-ment. The
royal rasslr in Stockholm ls an bamenae pile of
buildings, surrounding a vssi courtyard. The swed?
ish Diet (Parliament) is domiciled within the pre?
cincts of th-' castle, and when in seaaion ocal?
ia--, now as in King Charles's day, a great hall
opposite t.. th.- my il apartments From the long
row ..f windows streamed a blase of light. Psrlla
msnl was nol in Stealon, ut-..I the Illumination ut
mus midnight hour was wholly unsccountsbts.
;'ii.- Klag commanded Count Urah.- to summon the
marshal ..f the castle to his presence. Tba old
:-i.in ...ni- In a stat- of bewilderment mid trepida?
tion, and COUld, "f course, give no explanation of
the mystery. The King determined to ascertain
the cause f-r himself, and bidding the seneschal
precede him with his lantern uni keys, he
?rossed iii- deserted courtyard with hw two at?
tendants, entering th- vestibule of the I?i--t Hail
th.-y became aware that the walls were hung with
black cloth, .ntlre-ly coveting thc faded tapestries.
Awed and impressed, the party stood silent und
und..Lied for n while, a murmuring of many
roices, evidently prac.Ung from the front hall,
befog faintly, but dtsttactly, audible. I.Idlng to
sol-..- th" mystery at all hazards, the KlnK com?
manded ti.- seassehal to open the door forthwith.
Iii mortal tenor th- old servant fell on his kr.eea
and implored His Majesty t.. forego his determina?
tion, dei hiring his own Insanity to obey bbl Klag
.-inman.I. Turning to th.- Count, the Kinkf bude
him open the d .->r. "Your Majesty eas bear me
witness," :. t Brahe, "thal I have always done my
duty In defence of my King uni country. I fear
no mortal foe. bot I confeaa I have no BOUT-gS t I
fae- those ..f another world tu whose awful pres?
ence we evid. nth' st,md."
Tlie physician likewise showed his timidity or
unwillingness, whir.':; >n the King snatched the
key from th.- baud of th- sent 'hal. exclaiming:
i perceive that these thtngi connra myself
.lion.-' ? Without further besttsttoa, h.- opened the
door, and CrOSBSd tlie threshold, bli* attendant,
follow Itu-'. In fear ami trembling, but ashum-d to
,'.--i, rt their niast.-r.
a Parliament was in fun s..--;.m sud the vast
hsii was crowded with p.oil.*. Non.- looked at or
teemed to be .twa:- ..f th- King .md his nerty as
they entered. A noticeable thing was th.- unfamiliar
itari. of ih.- m. mi.-rs ,.f the midnight Parliament;
H wis not thal -f th- p. riod nor that of the past.
Thi Swedish Klgsdag or Met of that day consisted
..f a supreme council an.l Preaident and th.- num?
bera <>r tn- four estates of th- realm th- nobie*,
. ergy, burghers and tin* peasants, as us?al ti*..
benches in th.- lower put .>r th.- hail v.en- occupied
l.v th- p.'.i. mt members; above ihem sal th- bunh
. is. th.- .?!? my and (he members of th- nobility
according to their degree. At the extreme apper
.ml of the gresi apartment waa a raised dals occu?
pied t.v tl- aupreme council ..r court ani the Pres?
ident; in th- .?-ntl.- appeared a magnltlcent Mer,
upon which rested a corpse, partly eovered with a
velvet m.inti-, displaying th- royal arma of the
lions.- of Vasa. A large "I"" spec* Intervened b*_
tween th- raised platform acl lae Urst benches of
th- not Hit;.. lu Hie mid-! stood a block, and the
headsman leaning on hi .. te
Thc murmuring bad gradually died away Into si?
lence An eager nnd horrible suspense was appar?
ent in the ta.vs of the ass.-mi.;). Presently tbe
rr.-ni. nt arose, a gigantic "laure, bul i*e-nt with
age, and made a sign whereupon a woful proces?
sion oi m.:'. bareheaded and with manacled hands
ind .itt--a Ld by guards In strange uniforms, was
en Issuing from a side door and approaching the
scaffold. Another sign from the Presblenl and the
ural man knell down and wai dispatched by the
headsman. One after another cam ? up and suffered
his doom, deluging the floor with blood. The last.
: man in -Addle life, waa evidently the chief crim?
inal He lifted his hand in menace nt the Judges
and ih.ii laid it on the Mock, ll was severed at
mice by a stroke oi' the ax--. The bead followed
Immediately and rolled In a strange manner up to
where th- King stood, aeemlngl) bespattering his
fe : v Uh blood. lu am.i/.. ul. nt and horror the
King exclaimed in a loud voice: ".Merciful Lord,
ls this to be in my reign, or does ii forbode the
Tl-..- response cam.- from lh-- aged chief and was
repented l.v the multitude: "Woe! ww! woe to th
blood of Vasa!" Th.- words, though faint and ills
t.uit. W'Te distill, liv heald AS the SlltllS (lied
a WA) the linlit faded and th" figures lt.- v. .hui ai: I
shadow > and soon ibe wh<.!.. vision vanished The
guest noll was empty snd dar!-., sue where tbe
en. s hals lantern made th.- gloom visible. i_ the
antechamber th. worm-eaten hangings appeared
as usual, wii.ti the Kino reached bbl apartments,
having sworn his attendants to Becreey. he com?
manded ti, ph) Iclan to place on r.'.-o..i the por
tentous scene which they had all witnessed that
night. He then nth*;..! his ilgnature and seal. The
at tel laois likewise signed the document, which la
said still io exist among the ? erel archives of the
Vasa family. _
it nm er i y si ur cr ids postposed.
Prom Tba Chi.-ino Tribune.
After loading carefully up ta the subject the
teacher of tbs class in th.* Waifs' Mission Sunday
school felt confident that be hal made au Im?
pression on Snub-nosed Mike*, the bootblack.
"And now, Mike," h.- sal.I adapting his style of
talk io th.- vocabulary of the elasa, "what sort
of kids do you think *?o to heaven?"
"Dead ones," answered Snub-nosed Mike, sol?
And the moral lecture ended right there.
THE TIBAL SAUTE AT APPOHATTOX.
Prom The st. l.-uis Clobe-i'emoerut.
There occurred B curious Incident of which no
mention !? made lu th- hooks which have treated
>.f th.* cloatna scenes at Aopomattox. The muskets
of th-- Confederates were allowed t>. remain stacked
on the li. ld. The grass eattghl hr.- In som, way
and was allowed t" Pura. So Suddenly had the
lighting cased on the morning of the '.'th that
ti.ol.sands of the pieces wera left loaded. .\s the
(lamea ..f the itrass crept along the Un., of Blacked
muskets tin- Kims wen- heated to the (Iring lu-it
and Hoon lhere- was incessant popping, The bills
? up Into the air almost Btratghl utit't tha
* aa/ th.-n dropp!',
>f lb- dis hnri;.- vv.s ap
To this day th- ||,.-,i
strewn will, these bullets, and so little has As_
nomattos been visited that the bails ar.. ,..,?!C
ti und. ?-'?"'
Thin tlrlnK of the muskets by the __?___? ~r
wr>? the ...UV salute that i,,,',,,',,,,;,,,,,, dtK**ur
na ceptod them the firing oY awta___re_rS_L,,tf
BERNHARDT'S NEW PLAY.
A CLEVER, STAGE MANA..ER- THE " KjJfSI.Y
CLASS--A DltAMA OF SOCIALISM.
, Paris, November Jl.
The great theatrical event of the week ls the
bringing out of M. Jules Lemaitre's drama. "The
Kings," or "The Kingly Class*1 tl.es Rods), at
La Renaissance Theatre. Sarah Bernhardt ls on
capital furnished, and, lt ls said, lo no stinted
measure, by Messr.i. Grail & Abbey, managera
Of that theatre, and plays a leading, but not the
leading part in the drama. Before Hoing Into the
BUbJeet of "The Kingly Class" 1 think well to
mention that she ls on the high road to distinction
as stage manager, for M. Orau attends to every?
thing else. She has the keenness of perception of
not only what the public likes but what lt may
be* easily brought to like In the way of high
thought nnd feeling, taking on dramatic form.
Her knowledge of the requirements of the stage
ls based on the widest experience of any living
actress, not excepting Adelaide Hlstorl. She has
also an Instinctive sense of what is picturese-pje,
graceful, pleasing; knows how lo sacrifice a sprat
to catch a salmon, and was wakened up In the
United Statea to see how fetching theatres may be
made by commodious seals, good lighting, good
ventilation and the agreeable decoration of the
proscenium. Under her management the pit
seats and stalles d'orchestre at the Renaissance
have be.n remodelled. The b.oom of reform haa
been applied iii another direction. Those women
in white lace caps, trimmed with pink ribbons,
who in French playhouses open doors and worry
playgoers, In ord--:- to exact tips, to confide over?
coats an.l wraps to them, und to accept footstools,
for which 50 centimes upiece ls expected, are ta
Sarah Bernhardt's theatre forbidden to hold out
their hands for gratuities. But they are ordered
to receive wraps as of old. The management pays
them Instead of b-lng paid by them for the right
io bag tips sturdily. lt loses nothing by thia
Change; a higher price being asked for the beet
boxes and balcony an.l pit seats.
The year In which M. Jules Lemaitre's play
opens ls the unborn one of 19"0. Is this to show
us that bs ls not looking back on events that have
li tually happened, but ls looking forward? Let us
take the dat** as an urtlllce for wrapping up facts,
faces and Bgarss. The royal family of Kngland
has ceased to exist as such, a revolution
having beem galstly accomplished in Lon?
don and a British republic proclaimed, but after
the disruption of tba British Empire. This event ls
due to th" carelessness ot King George, who had
not a head for public sffalra "Th" Kingly class"
li a drama with .1 key line tho novels of th.* lats
Lord Psacona-OM. But I*, often happens that ths
key does not tit, one character that are recognize
merging, as In the vanishing picture of a magic
lantern, Into another which we cannot the less dis?
tinctly Identify. Thus the lat.* Kmperor Wilhelm
and the late Bom Pedra are In this curious mana
Ber fused Into one In the p.-rsonc-ge of Christian
XVI, King of Alfanle, and "save the Csar, the
only despotic monarch In Kurope." He has for
heir-apparent the philosophical, phllanthropleal,
pensive and gentle Brine Herm-inn, a. hater of the
fictions of royalty, of the falsities of courts and
courtiers, and of tho frivolities of the best so?
ciety. Hermann noiylshes pity for the clasa bol?
to sow and reap but not to enjoy the harvest,
wlile-h, on being garnered, ls for the drones who
have In lt an old neted right.
H.- has been In Parla converted to Socialism by
Frlda Thalberg, a Courland Russian of high blrtli
but curious cosmopolitan breeding; her mother,
basing to aarapn from the tedium of her own com?
pany, led a wandering life, nnd lived less at home
than at hotels In the different health and pleasure
resorts nnd capitals of Kurope. This rolling-stone
life- was continued until pecuniary resources were
dried up. wh.-n she had to be content with a gar?
ret in the unfashionable Paris district of Ball
gnolles. I-'ridii's mother there finds a solace In
reading sensational '-'renell novels, and Frlda at?
tends scientific and other lectures, where she has
many other young Russian ladles?Nihilists, of
course?to keep her company. When a child she
had been taken at her passionate request to see
In Siberia her grandfather, I'rlnce Karlsklne (read
Krapotklnei, whom she yearned to embrace. He
was a gentle, sensitive being who would not hurt
a fly, and was driven by his impressionable nerves
and compassionate heart into becoming a Socialist
In theory. The theories were the reason of his
banishment to a penal settlement. He was sixty
when Krlda saw him there, but might pass for
b.-lng eighty. His eyes were as those of a dead
man, his beard yellowish white like an old beggar
man's. Hs hud grown garrulous about his hard?
ship*., and wore under his coarse brownish-gray suit
iron triangles on his legs attached to each other by
tings and then by chains to a Jointed iron waist?
band with a loop and padlock, by which he could
be fastened te a wail. Pride, having inherited the
nervea and heart of her grandfather, became a
Nihilist directly she embraced him In his Jail.
Her long phis- of hot.l Ufo followed this incident
In her days of poverty she fell in with Audotla
Latameff (read Ix>ui:*e Michel) in Burls. Audotla
wis an AasrchtSl for the same reasons that had
mad.- Kr; Li a Nihilist, and was the kindest soul
thal ever lived. She present'-l Pride to another
gokI soul, a Duchess .r.:id d'l'/esi. who got pupils
for the young Courland girl, lt was at the house of
the Duchess that Hermann met Frlda. He was
struck arith the e-ontrast of her soul-beauty,
ber .1- llcacy and rennement, with the boldness of
h.r doctrine and her deb station of fine worldly
society. A platonic friendship Sprang up bet we. n
them, and Trida was engaged as read*>r to the
Princess Gertrude, sister-in-law of the heir-apparent
lo the crosrn of Alfaaie A charming young ac?
tress. Mai cell.- Vnldey, personates Krlda, and with
exquisite- and winning grace.
Sarah Berni!ir.Ifs r.a.* ls important an.l pivotal,
bul lesa Interesting than that af Trida. Mme.
Bernhard) sppeara In ""The Kingly cia***." na the
Princeaa Wilhelmine, wife of Hermann. This nsyal
lady ls mad.- up of two vanishing pictures. Una
ls sf the late Lmpress Augusta when she was
young, an.l the other of the Knipr.-.-s Elizabeth.
The part gives the actress a right to launch out
into the rumptesry magnificence for which Bbs
has nothing lesa than a passionately strong taste.
The Idea*, ot Wilhelmine In regard to this roy;.|
function and the dulles arl-lng from lt are narro*
and old-fashioned. No royul Indy ever attached
more Importance to etiquette She can be geed io
the poor, but never fraternal, an.l her e-harlty. If
genuine, la cold. All this is rffmgaaai to Hermann,
In whom la amalgamated the late 'Emperor F;ed
erich and the late Crown Brine of Austria. Ths
oas child of this royal pair. I'rlnce Wilhelm, ls a
p my bey ol' Bbc, delicate, dreamy, precocious. Ths
lather would like him to be brought up In a
natural, healthy way, lo box young playmates and
ba thumped by them. Hut the mother Insists upon
his being fashioned according to the strictest
rubs of rttqustte, sad being treated as a little
Idol. The rttqnattr loving old governess and
Other members of Wilhelm s household find this
essy enough. But Hermann can never lend him?
self to such folly.
The villain of th" play ls I'rlnce Otto, Hermann's
I.luther, and a compound of tile Due d Orleans and
the late Archduke John, who went to sci some
years ago and was toSt ill doubling Cape Horn,
otto, to get Wi iln*'.ni out of his way and rise a
step higher, encourages wilhelmine to persevere in
her sysi. m of education. He ls n gross rake, like
tbe lat.* Prince Wu.inn of orange, and a gambler
like the Prince of Wale*. Tho ador personating
him knew th.* Archduke John, and rals.-s him from
the dead. Another character, Baron Isaachar, 1b
supposed to be a combination of Baron Hirsch and
Arthur Meyer, of the "Gaulols"; while Heiihorn. a
Kadie.il, has same lUggestiona of Gambetta, lu. Qa
" PROFESSIOSAir PUTREFACTIVE /-Oi.SO.V/.VO.
From The Ball Mall Gazette.
I'.rmlt me to supplement your Interesting anno?
tation upon "bullets as microbe- carriers" by ths
following remarks: Although In the case of th*
bullet the Infection with poisonous bacteria ts
accidental, owing io striking the earth, yet lt ls
reported that there ls a tribe ot aborigines In the
M-w-Hebrides who purposely make use of a telluric
or earth poison for their arrows. On their arrow
heads they dry earth taken from marshy ground
with the result that the wounds Inflicted by theta
arrows usually end fatally In tetanus and lock?
jaw. Aiu.d micro-organisms are probably also ths
source of rhos- .badly arrow poisons which are ob?
tain.-. I by savages from putrefactive matter In
the Norwegian whale tlsherles, after having drive
he whales toward th.- shore, they are surrounded
by a net. which prevents the,*, through fear re
s,'.?1CK ****? *?*_*?? ?*?. ''h.- whales sre neu
struck with prepared putrefactive poisoned har?
poons. In about twenty-four hours some of the
whales berta lo, exhibit signs ot exhaust Cn. prob-!
l^CZ^d:^ ,n '? ? .n-_-nn,-t$
rhssa fmrpc-oas sro removed and carefully pre
Berved wlthoui being wiped or deane.; to he em
Ploy.-d for the next shoal of .whales, when rheas
;?'??>???????? are again used, producing 2nd"reps.Stag
their septic or poisonous properties The exr-l-m .
tion ,.f this rapid poisoning ls JSmo & bSSSSi
carrying with them the germ of bacteria of an ta*
fectlve inflammation. Inoculating the wh iles bv
JntroV_n_Pr^^,_r- '"?, Poisonous1 Inn-mmatloX
Nero am Domitian used special putrid prepara?
tions made from thc aea-hai* (Aplyals puncuTffh?
kind of sea-slug or snail, tor secretly polaonlng
lom- _K2?_?*. s,lm?-?!'y. "??>*? time Immemorial
?2mti, 1-UK H have *?!"?'? ,,rt-Hi I'*'1-"1*1 animal poisons
for their arrowo to kill men and animals.