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VOL. LXIII. NO. 40.
From where the chaparrals uplift
O'er Texan sea of grass;
Prom Arizona canoned ritt,
And Colorado pass;
From Boston elm and classio shade,
And Gotham masque and bull,
"We've gathered, by one motive swayed
. Bough Biders are fte all.
We ken the ways of man a_d beast
We've faced the prairie Death,
We've watched tho buzzards at their feast,
We've felt the "Norther's oreath;
Wo know the realms of bellos and beaux
And Fashion's gay command
Our view lies from Delmonico^
Clear to the Bio Grande
<9 AN ADVENTURE IK
As "Semana Santa," or Holy Week,
had arrived, with the prospect of sev
eral holidays in succession, the Auglo
American residents of Manila had de
serted the city. They went ont to
live in the surrounding couutry, partly
for pleasure and partly because no ve
hicle would be allowed in the streets
during two days of the week, so that
anyone remaining iu town would bo
virtnally a prisoner in his house or at
Some of the migrants had gone up
the Pasig river to the lake at its
source and some to explore the won
derful caves in the great southern vol
canic range; but I, with half a dozen
others,'had chartered a big steam
launch, loaded her with a camping
outfit an5 nativb servants aud steamed
across the bay and up the coast. "We
were going to the wild north country
of Luzon in search of deer and wild
"We landed with our paraphernalia
on the beach at our destination; or
dered the launch to return on the fol
lowing Monday and began to shift for
ourselves in a country as wild as it was
when Magellan and Bilboa cruised
among the islands. It swarmed with
little Negritos, or aboriginal natives
whom the Spauish conquerors have
vainly tried for three centuries to sub
due and civilize.
These Negritos wander about the
vast forests in small bands, sleeping
ouo i ;ght nuder a few propped-up
boughs and the next, perhaps, among
the limestone rocks and caves of the
shore. Their language consists of a
few : bird-like chirps aud whistles.
Their ./eapous are bows and arrows
and queer swords or knives, which
they eau wield . with terrible effect
They are cowardly and treacherous
to the last degree. We had been es
pecially warned against wandering
singly in the jungle, for a solitary,
hunter would be apt to find himself
suddenly bristling with arrows, ishot
from behind . every tree and rock
around him. "This," said tho grave
-s^gl?V-inn?^ree?r'?rnnt who had
given ns these particulars, "would be
excessively disagreeable -.for your
graces"-and our graces agreed with
We accordingly took exceeding
good caro to keep together during the
lirst two or three days, but as no
signs of blacks appeared we became
less careful aud occasionally made in
dividual expeditions along the shore
or iuto the forest in quest of jangle
fowl or other small gama
Now a species of huge lizard-the
iguana - inhabits the rocks of the
islands, and I was very anxious to so
cure a specimeu. So one afternoon I
started off with a rifle to stroll along
thi shore toward a mass of jagged
rooks where the beach ended. There
a great blnfTrose gradually from the
woods, tcrminatiug in a mighty spur
high in the air and far out at sea.
I soon discovered that I was accom
panied by Pete, a small fox-terrier, who
belonged to one of the men and had
been bronght with us for some un
known reason, for so far he had been
nothing better than a general nuisance.
However, as Pete and I were good
friends, he trotted along beside me
until we arrived at the rooks.
I had little hope of finding an ignaua
there and wa^s wondering whether it
was worth while io go any farther
when Pete gave a j'elp and dashed
forward. In a moment more I saw a
big iguana flashing iu and out among
the rocks like lightning, with Pete
scrambling , and dipping in pursuit
As it was hopeless to try a shot while
the lizard was dodging about I ran
after Pete, shouting to him.
But Pete,a perverse brute at all times,
having now an exciting and unique ad
venture in prospect, scrambled obsti
nately on, until he and the iguana
both disappeared in the low bushes
and grass that covered the base of the
Having fought my way through
these, with wrath in my heart against
the dog. I emerged beyond and saw the
great lizard gliding up the side of the
bluff on a zigzag path probably made
. by the black men. Pete, a very bad
second, was pluckily toiling after the
I fired a despairing shot and missed,
but the bullet must have "gipped"
pretty close to Pete's head. He
stopped-probably glad of an excuse
to do so-looked back inquiringly and
then obligingly waited for me to come
np, while the ignaua vanished aloft.
I felt angry enough to have wrung the
dog's neck, but restrained myself and
after administering a cuff or two told
him emphatically to go home.
He only went ba?sk a few steps, then
sat down defiantly and cocked one ear
at mo in a derisive and exasperating
manner. When I went on again he
came gaily trotting . after, ready to
dash past nie should more iguanas
heave in sight Then I threw a stick
at him, which he promptly chased,
captured and brought back to me.
Finally I made a leash of my neck
tie and handkerchief and thus re
strained his ardor while I climbed up
the rough and steep ?>ath. I was de
termined to get the iguana if possible.
We wonnd our way among b?g rocks
and clumps of bushes and at last
reached the top, a few yards from the
great spnr. Here the bluff was some
twelve yards across. As it sloped
gradually back toward tho mainland
V it grow wider and was covered only
\vith stiff, dry grass, till its base was
lost in the forest
The iguana had made good use of
his trine and was not in sight, so I,
sat down on the summit to cool o?r
?nd relived my feelings by inventing
But now, unchecked, tho cattle whirl
In headlong, wild stampede ;
And Beauty's banner may unfurl
In vain. We give no heed.
We've changad the ranch and city charms
For Cuban thatch and palm.
Tho jarring roll of hostile arms
Our poan is and psalm.
In strangely differing clime and placo
Our names and paths appear.
For man}- a college knows our face,
And many a branded stcor.
But, lo ! ono blood you find us, when
There sounds Columbia's call.
We spring to answer it. Uko men
Hough Biders uro wo all.
-Edwin L. Sabiji, in Puck.
I THE PHILIPPINES.
approriate phrases and applying them
to Pete. Then I glanced around at
the view, which was superb, with the
sun setting in indoscribablo glory
over the calm China sen.
In the glow I could see a steamer,
which I knew must bethe mail-steamer
from Hongkong, probably bringing
me letters and Easter remembrances
from friends in far-away America.
Suddenly the dog jumped up and said
''Woof!" I muzzled him with ono
hand and reached for tho rifle with
the other, with visious of iguauas be
fore me, but none appeared. Pete
wriggled himself loose and "woofed"
again, cocking his ears, toward the for
est at the base of the bluff. I turned
my head aud listened.
Now I could faintly hear the thump
ing roll of galloping horses, mingled
with the crashing ot breaking bush.
As I ?tood np and stared a pony ap
peared, bursting out of tho jungle,
followed by another and still another.
Almost before I realized what they
were.full 20of them had come tearing
out of the woods and were charging
up the slope toward me.
In the forest wander hordes of these
native ponies, discarded as old or use
less by their owners, who, as a rule,
'are too indolent to* disposo of thom
otherwise. We had encountered
th-'in while huntings .but I had never
seen so many together and was won
dering what could have caused such a
stampede when, just as the last ono
appeared, I saw a small, black,monkey
like creature dash out after him, fol
lowed by a score of others, driving tho
terrified animals upthehill with shrill
whistles and shrieks.
"Negritos!" I thought, remember
ing what we had been told about their
sometimes driviug a .crowd of these
wandering ponies over some precipice
to be killed on the rocks below and
thus afford their pursuers an unctuous
feast of horse-flesh for ni?uy days.
This was evidently what the black men
were doing nov", V *
I saw that the ponies would quickly
arriva at the top and carry me over
with them if something wa3 "not done
promptly; so' I seized Pete by the
scruff of his neck and ran for the head
of the side path by which I had como
up; but I was just too lato; tho fren
zied mob of scarecrows was almost
upon me before I could get there.
In desperation I waved the rifle
aloft with one hand and poor Pete
with the other, mingling a wild shout
with Pete's expostulating yells. So
strange an apparition, cotnbinod with
the sounds from the dog.had the effect
of causing many of the drove of ponies
to swerve past me.?and I heard thom
go slidiugand crushing down the other
.side of the bluff, while others turned
sharply and ran down tho path. One
of these, however, lost his footing in
turning so suddenly and fell head
He rolled over so quickly that I had
no tiuio to get out of the way, and he
struck me squarely on the ankles.
Pete flew one way and tho rifle
another as I pitched forward on top
of the kicking brute. We fell just at
the hoad of the path,blocking the way
for the last three or four pouies, who
halted trembling and snorting.
As I scrambled up I caught a
glimpse of the Negritos, who had
stopped at the sight of me and were
gazing in aurhzement, calling to each
other with short, sharp whistles.
Their great hoads, covered with masses
of frizzly hair, out of all proportion
to their dwarfed, naked bodies, gave
them a most uncanny aspect, like a
crowd of guomes. I felt as if I wore
the hero of some fairy tale in the
power of goblins, and for an iustant I
experienced the same horrid, creeping
sensation that one feels at the first
shudder of an earthquake.
Every moment I expected a cloud of
arrows to come whizzing about mo,
and I remember wondering whether
they would be barbed or smooth; but
the fierce little black men seemed too
astonished to do anything but stand
like statues and whistle. Yet it was
certain that they would soon let fly
their deadly arrows. By some instinct
I grasped the pony's short,rough mane
as he struggled to his feet and fol
lowed alongside the animal as he
headed down the path, keeping his
she-Uders and forelegs between my
self and the blacks. Pete had picked
himself up and was close at my heels.
AB we disappeared a perfect storm
of whistles pierced the air. The
ponies behind, frightened afresh, came
crowding against my protector, who
lashed out viciously and started to
run down the nnrrow path. Seeing
there was danger of being crowded
over the edge, L swung on his back,
holding tight to his mane, and let him
take his own course.
Fortunately for me the little beast,
although abnormal y bony and mangy
in appearance, had retained his eye
sight and the wonderful sure-footed
ness that all Philippine ponies pos
sess. Ho was evidently accustomed
to a rider, for he picked his way down
tho rough passage at a sliding sort of
trot, closely followed by the othor
ponies and Pete, who must have been
having a precarious time of it among
equine legs and hoofs.
Far ahead I could hcr.v the clatter
ing of tho ponies that bau gono down
first, while over all else were tho weird
squeaks and piping of the savages.
They must have been in closo pursuit,
but unable . either to pass the rear
ponies or to get a shot at me on ac
count of the windings of the path. :I
crouched low and held on with all my
might, expecting at every step to feel
the blow of some barbarous missile.
Before I realized whero we were I
found the pony crashing through the
bushes at the base, and we came on
tho rocks where I had first sighted the
iguana. The rocks proved too mu'oh
for my gallant but ancient steed, for
wheu half-way across he slipped and
pitched me off. I rose, uninjured,
just in time to grasp his mane afresh
aud run along beside him.
The leading ponies were well ahead,
and as they went pounding and thun
dering by tho carn]} I saw the fellows
who were lying about on the beach
jump np and get out of the way.
Wild was their amazement to sec me
tearing along tho beach with ten-foot
strides, hanging on to the mane of a
bony and terrified horse, followed by
scvoral more "caballos" equally spec
tral in appearance. The villainous
fox-terrier scudded along in rear of
the procession,telling everybody what
jolly fun he had boen having. I let
go the pony aud tumbled into the
crocrd, answering their frantic de
mands for an. explanation by pointing
to the bluff and gasping "Negritos!"
The boys jumped for their guns, but
there was no need of warlike prepara
tion,' for the savagos had stopped jnst
outside of the bushes on seeing the
group. After gazing a moment they
turned and disappeared one by one,
while the last of the ponies plunged
into the woods at the other end of the
beach and wa3 lost to sight.
All that night we heard the little
black men signaling to each other
around the camp, but saw them no
more. The next day we climbed tho
bluff in a body aud-found my rifle safo
On the way back, by great good
luck, I shot au iguana four feet long,
which I had stuffed in Manila and af
terward sent home by a sailiug vessel.
Its delivery, some four months later,
by a horrified expressman at my fam
ily's home in a peaceful Boston sub
urb created a scone of consternation
fully justified by its appearance.
Charles B. Howard, in Youth's Com
QUAINT AND CURIOUS- .
A petrified oak has lately been dng
up in Cheshire, Eng. It is said to be
at least 10,000 years old.
Previous to thc setting up of a clock
at Hampton Court,.England, in 1510,
no English clock went accurately.
It is a very' common sight, in tho
streets of Paris, France, to see baby
carnages which are propelled by elec
A curious fact has been noted by
Arctic travelers. Suow, when at a very
lbw temperature, absorbs moisture
and dries garmeuts.
It is a strange fact that injuries to
the tongue, whether of man or animal,
heal more quickly than those' of any
other part of the system.
\ Large numbers of flintlock guns six
feet long are made in Birmingham,"
Eng., at ?1.50 each, and. many of these
weapons find a ready market in Dark
Tberonre se viral, varieties of fish'
that cannot s\vi,n. In every instance
they are dcep-soa ?jw ellers, and crawl
about tho rocks, using their tails
and fins as legs.
Skates made of hardened glass, in
various colors, are now made in Eng-'
lund. It is said that they make it
easier to get over rough places than is
the case with stepl skates.
The oldest piece of wrought iron in
existence is believe^l to bc a roughly
fashioned sickle blade found in Egypt.
It is now in the British Museum, and
it is believed to be nearly 4000 years
According to a New Yorker who
recently returned from B.ome a prom
inent Italian newspaper gravely an
nounced that (general George Wash
ington would take command of the
American army in Cuba.
Tho Canadian Northwest police, a
number of whom are now guarding
.Klondike, number 710 altogether, and
are distinctly a military body. A
great many of them were em])loyod in
suppressing tho Canadian rebellion of
In addition to the German Emperor
and the Czar, there is yet another
European monarch holding honorary
rauk in the English army. This is
the Emperor of Austria-Hungary, who
is Colonel-in-Chief of tho King's
Thin bamboo tubes are fastened to
carrier pigeons in China, to protect
them from birds of prey. When tho
bird is in motion, tho action of the
air through the tubes causes a whist
ling sound, which alarms predaceous
bi'-'s, aud keeps them at a respectful
Accommodating Cows. .
Half a doxen cows, writes Pobert
Luce, were part of the furniture I
found iu a handsome bakeshop at Ne
ville. We eutered it to get some
cakes, and wei o puzzled at the bovine
odor until we noticed au alcove barred
off by a fence, behind which were six
fine looking cows with several calves.
On the shop side of the fence were
tables ai which sat Spanish men and
women sipping and smoking.
Taking seats where we could watch
the cattle, we called for "Leche."
Thereupon a man picked up a quart
measure, went to one of the cows,
milked the measure full and then
strained the milk into two glasses,
giving us a full pint each of foam
covered, warm, rich milk. . Por, this
he charged us vhat in our money
would be six cents a glass. While we
were sipping it, occasionally a cow
would moo in remonstrance against
being milked at 10 o'clock in the
evening, but for the most part they
seemed to take the repeated visits of
the milkman as a matter of course.
A Water uronRior.
Eecen'ly tho largest whaleback ves
sel ever constructed was launched at
West Superior, Wis. It is 430 feet
long and is one of tho largest freight
carriers in the world. Tho "whale
back" is a comparatively new type of
boat, built expressly to ride easily in
rough seas. The main part or steel
hull of the vessel is shaped like a fat*
cigar, and with a concave npper por
tion over which the waves may dash
without causing inconvenience. As a
result the whalebackstenmer can plow
through he?Vy seas that would seri
ously interfere with the progress of
an ordinary vessel,
. . "WILLUM ! YOI
(Tho New York Horald'a curtoonlst gfves.hl
a CHINA TOTTERS ': ?
o - TO KER F?L?'o
O - . ... O.
O England Accuses Li Hung Chang o
?C) of Being Bought With Q<
.Russia's Gold. i.JL^J.
Tue friction between England and
Russia, arising from the attitude as
sumed by tbe Chinese Government in
regard to railroad concessions in tho
Celestial Empire, has become the all
"absorbing topic of thc hour among
foreign diplomats. In view]of/Lthe
large American interests in thS Par
East tho trend of affairs is also being
closely.foUpwed in this country. At
the close of the war between China
and Japan, England and Eussia, both
watchful for au opportunity to increase
their power in tho Chinese realm;
stepped in and gained control through
"leases" over the territory which had
boen occupied by thc Japanese troops.
Piiissia took Port Arthur and the sur
rounding country on the north of the
Gulf of Pe-Chi-Lie, while England
acquired control of Wci-Hni-Wei, on
tho south of the gulf.
EMPEROR OF CIUXA.
At tho present timo there is only]
one railroad iu China, which was built
by Li Hung Chang, and is under tho
control of tho government. The
trouble now threatening between]
England, and Eussia has arisen
through the repudiation by China of;a
contract with the Hong Kong andJ
.Shanghai Bank to build a road from
Tientsin via Shan-Hai-kwon to New
Chwang. The bank is owned almost
ontirely by English capitalists; al
though a few Americans hold stock in
it. Tho proposed new road was ah.
important part of tho railroad system
under development in China."
The Empress Dowager of China
has openly relieved tho Emperor of
all real power. The Ministers take
their instructions directly from her, -
ar d Li Hung Chang practically supera
Sedes the Tsung-li-Yamen.
It is rumored that Sir Claude Mac
donald, tho British Minister, beforaihe
Tsungrli-Yamen accused Li , Hung
Chang of betraying China to Euseia;
and it is said that Li Hung Chang has"
threatened to.demand the recall of Sir
Li Hung Chang is thus once more
in power, acting ns Chancellor directly
under the Empress Dowager. This was
brought about through tho we?fctcss
of the Emperor, who is recognized as
unfit to deal with large matters of
state. The Empress Dawag?r* who
is a very .able woman, convinced him
that he must retire Weng, who for
several years had boen tho head and
front of the party opposed to all for
eign reforms and improvements. . .
Foreigners and tho Progressive
party of Chinese aro delighted.-.r?o,
more radical or necessary first step to
ward progress could have been taken.'
Tho Emperor has at last been made to
THE TSUNG-LI-YAMEN-THE S'
soe this-old fossil ?in Ins "imo light,
and has rid himself of his "Old Man
of Ibo Sea." The Manchus, many of
them, sympathize with Weng, and aro
fearful less this dismissal means,
wholesale innovations. '
With Weng out of the way, the Em
press Dowager had no difficulty in re
gaining hor old placo as real ruler of
the eighteen provincos. All the pro
vincial Governors and . Vicor.03'?, as
well as 'government officiais ranking
higher than Taltai, arc commanded to
memorialize hor, thanking her for tho
office they hold. She has already
dhown her favor to Li Hung Chang, |
f'EE TOO LATE.'.'
s iJc-a pf tho sitJiitlon ia the rhilippines.)
and '.lie- is ^'in--power .again as' virtual
ruler of-the Tsung-H-Yamen. It must
give pld Li onuoh satisfaction to thus
prevail ever Wong, who olarnored for'
Li'a&ead during the Chinese-Japanese
One weak man in tho Cabinet is
"W&h'g, wlfb fias^been^called from the
Chibli ViceroyBhip. Prince Kung on
on his deathbed stipulated, that Wang
[ should succeed' him in tho Cabinet.
Wang is^t?f^^ltra oonsqi?vativo, and
smokes too much opium, but he is old
andjoannot last long.
The resurrection of Viceroy Li has
arou8'ed:the British in China, who see
in ic another trick taken by the
Russians.. Li, who 'was once the
strongest friend of England, is now
doing everything in his power to help
TSe Empress Dowager of Chino,
Tsojfc'Hsi^ ia a woman of.foreo. She
is sixty-four years old, but she is tho
Chinese. exomplar of tho now woman.
For.'Tiearly forty years hors has been
tho most powerful inllucnoo in tho
Tho Emperor Kouangsu is the Em
props.Dowager's adopted son. After
her^ own son's death she took up
Konangsu and trained him so that sho
keep him under her thumb,
mperor is twenty-six years old
y, so that his open deposition
real power is a left-handed birth
res?nt from his dear- adopted
r: many years she has been re
g birthday presents which have
her the richest woman on earth. '
ach birthday the Chinese people
poured riches into her lap. Dur
he war with Japan it was hinted
o Dowager Empress- that the
le needed all tho money they had;
perhaps she might. be pleased to
o the usual prcacnts. She oom
v<j;ined-took half. ,
Li Hung Chang, wno was so popular
in New York, has always found his
firmest friend and most generous pa
tron in the Dowager Empross. Once
in a while she luis been mad at him
and taken away his peacock's feather
or his yellow jackot, but he soon had 'j
it again, and her favor. So that usu
.ally, when all' wont well with Li Hung,
it proved that tho Dowager Empress
was supremo. B-orcly has the young
Emperor tried to demonstrate his man
hood and really bo Emperor. Then Li
'Hung Chang was in trouble, but it
nover lasted long, for the Dowagor Em
press put her thumbs down on her
.stepson just as sho has dono now.
The Tsung-li-Yamen is the Ohiuese
Foreign Office Tho only thing to be
compared to it .in this country is the
Department of St'atp. It is stated that
Tatfu Hsi has lately been lilliug the
'laungli-Ynmcn with woakl ings to make
it easier for him to boss the Tsung-li
.??'?t must havo been a very pretty quar
rel between Sir Claude Maodonald,
backed by England, and Li Hung
Chang, with tho Dowager Empress be
"You sold China to Russia!"
.Til havo you-recallodl" ,
. While all the weaklings of thc
Tsung-lr-Ynmon trembled1 in theil
Tho Orogon TTnr.
The Orogon war bogan in. 1851.
when tho Iudiana^'osistod Itio settle
ment of tho country by tho whitos.
There was a fight ot the Bogue River on
tfuno 23, whioh.'waa won by Major
Kearney. Two.years lator war broke
xxjit agaiu, and a .treaty of peace waa
signed, but in 1855 a volunteer com
pany mado an attack on an Indian
camp at the month of Battle Creek,
killing twenty-three and wounding
hundreds during'tho night. When
daylight came it was found that the
.dead were mostly old mon, women
and children, and the Indians began
a bitter struggle, which cost hundreds
of lives on either side. Tho cost of
fATE DEPARTMENT AT PEKIN,
the war was placed at $1,8S9,99G.
Tho California Indian war of 1855
59 cost hulf a million dollars, and wus
duo to resistance by tho Indians to
the settlement of their lands. A simi
lar war was that of 1861) in New Mexi
Italy's Olive Oil Production.
Italy produces aunually 70,000,000
gallons jof olivo oil, the markot value
of which is ?120,000,000.
British subjects can travel entirety
around tho world \vitkqut leaving the
I i AMERICAN GIRL I
i VICEREINE OF H. I
S LUCK OK THE CURJZONS. $
The first American woman to become
a real Queen is the daughter of a for
mer dry-goods clerk.
She will rule more than 400,000,000
?'of people.* She will occupy an official
position higher than any woman of this
nation has ever attained. . <
- SUo bas mounted io her proud place
on a foundation of dry goods and Chi
cago real estate, but she is worthy of
George Nathaniel Curzon, who mar
ried Miss Mary Leiter, of Chicago, has
been made Viceroy of India, the high
est administrative office in the gift of
.the British Crown. Before the vision
of the Hon. Mrs. George' Nathaniel
Curzon there opens a vista of surpass
ing riohues8 and promise.
Her husband will bo created a peer
of tho realm before he goes to india.
There he will be Vice-King aud his
wifo will be the Vice-Queen.
. It is quite true this American woman
will act for Queen Victoria, Em
press of India, in ruling over the
largest and most important possession'
of the British Empire. ? She will sit
on a throne and none will be toogreat
to bow before her. : ;
Mrs. Curzou, to whom a daughter
has just boen born, is thirty-one. She
has great beauty, ?5,000,000 as a .
dowry aud a young husband who is
already ono of the great men of his
natiou. Surely her career is enough
to turn tho head of most women.
.Her position is fixed for all timo. In ;
GEORGP, N. CURZON, 'THE NEW VICERO
LY MISS LOITER, OP CHICAGO-PAI
: WHERE TH?t? AMERICAN GIRL WILL
.India she and her husband will occupy
.a palace of tho blood royal. In Eng
land she is upon tho highest pinnacle.
Thirty years- ago the father of this
American queen was selling calico and
stockings over a counter in Chicago,
He saved one-half that he earned. He
invested aud saved all that he made
until ho had a fortune.
Whon ho gained wealth his wife
fought as hard for . social recognition
as her husband had to make money.
Sho struggled iu Chicago and made
littlo headway. She went to "Wash
ington and resumed the fight thero
and succeeded. What matter if she
was called the Mrs. Malaprop of Wash
ington. Sho was a' force, although to
this day her sway is disputed.
But there .is no disputing the power
of her daughter. She has taken a
.'oromost placo in tho. most exclusivo
s Aciety in the world. Sho has now
. become the arbiter of th? fate of
American women seeking recognition
abroad. By a mere word the daugh
ter of Levi Z. Leiter can gaiu> royal
recognition for other American wo
men, or she can, if she chooses, deny
such r?cognition to them. " She can
ninkc .Mrs. Potter Palmer, her
mother's aucient sooial enemy, knook
in vain at the portal of European
Courts even after having oonquered
the 400 and " Newport.
Mrs. Curzon was Miss Mary Vir
ginia Leiter, the oldest child of Levi
A. Loiter, and tho sister of Josoph
Leiter, who'was king of wheat a few
months ago and who lost something
like 318,000.000, of whioh his father
has had to pay about half, the othor
representing rho profits of tho deal at
Mrs. Curzon has lived more in
Washington and in Europe than she
has ia Chioago. Hoi* marriage to
? George Nathaniel Curzon, who has
been looked upon as the coming man
in tho Tory party for several years,
was a great social oveut, although it
did not attract as much attention as
some other international marriages.
It was generally accepted that Mr.
Curzon hoped somo day. to become
Prime Minister of England aud that it
was his wifo who influenced him in
deciding to accept tho high plaoe of
She will occupy the highest place
socially of any woman in India,. bo
causo sho will directly represent tho
Queen. Sho will hold court, re?oive
nativo princes and be virtually queen
A FrlffllTentitl Town.
One of these days someono will go
to look for "Ye ancient town of Wed
nesbury" and be surprised to find
that during tho night it ^has disap
peared. The subterranean fire 'is
spreading iu spito of all efforts
to stop.- it, aud the town clerk
has "advised that the Council
cannot spend money to provent tho
progre of tho conflagration, as it
broke on private premises. Con
soque tho inhabitants who aro
nairn- getting alarmed at the pro
gress iiro is making, are going to
raise and themselves.-Birming
ham (. laud) Mail.
There aro eleven cities in the world
with a population of over 1,000,000.
They ari! London, Pari?;, Berlin, New
Tock,.Chicago, -Philadelphia, Pekin,
Vienna, Tokio, Canton aud St, Peters
UNIQUE FIRE ENCINE.
bondon is Usiner One Whose Motive Potrei
The motive power of thia engine is
gasoline, as the picture plainly indi
cates, the engine itself is very differ
ent from tho machine that id ordi
narily in use for the purpose. It io
more compact and powerful, two im
provements that will be very welcome.
In the rear of the engine, and within
LONDON'S PEOUXI?B PIBE ENGINE.
the railing, is the fire hose on the
reel of the usual pattern. Thus the
engine and hose cart are in one. "With
this most up-to-date of fire engines
there is a contrivance which will reel
or unreel the hose, action being re
gulated by a lever close to that which
operates the engine itself. . This is
ono of the features which firemen find
great cause for enthusiasm. Ia fact,
the London fire fighters, who are con
sidered fully equal to the bravest and
best, evon as good as the firemen of
the United States, think that the reel
feature is tho point par excellence oi
Generally the engine is supposed to
carry five men, but this numbc can
bo increased if desired, as the addi
tional weight of a larger crew would
Lava no appreciable efi'eot upon the
Y OF INDIA, AND HIS WIFE, FOF.3IEIU
i ACE OF THE VICEROY AT. CALCUTTA
speed, which is.anywhere from twelve
to twenty miles au hour. Two of the
firemen stand on the footboard of the
engine, which makes the entire cir
cuit. Tho contrivance being of an
elongated nature. Tho fifth man is
the pilot. He stands within the rail
and by means of a wheel laid flatwiso
upon an iron har steers the queer
machiue. There is the usual head
light for use at night, located direotly
forward of tho wheel bar.
A "Heal Daughter" Gets Uer Spoon.
A few day3 ago there was forwarded
to Phoebe Bayard Chapter, Daughters
of the American Revolution, at Groons
burg, "Westmoreland.County, Penn., a
massive souvenir spoon that brought
joy.to tho heart of Mrs. Margaret C.
Craig, of New Alexandria, who is a
member of Phoebe Bayard Chapter.
The spoon, in accordance with the cus
tom of the order, was sent because
Mrs. Graig-had been accopted by the
national society at "Wasbiugton as a
"real daughter," she being tho daugh
ter of General Alexander Craig, who
rendered distinguished services to his
country during the revolution.
MBS. M. C. CP.A.IG, "BEAL DAUGHTEB''
OP THE BEVOLUTION.
Mrs. Craig is in her ninety-fifth year.
The committee of ladies whioh had
tho honor of conveying to her tho sou
venir spoon found her on the Craig
farm, in tho same house whero her re
volutionary father left her sixty-two
years ago. Every year of her long life
has boen speut under this roof.
General Alexander Craig, the dis
tinguished head of tho family, father
of our "real daughter," was born No
vember 20, 1755; served through tho
rovolufcion, and died October 29, 1832.
A New Use For Al-.mi timm.
Tho successful platiugof aluminum
with copper has been anuounced by a
German named "Wachwilz. Many ob
jections to aluminum are thus over
come, and the copper coating is so
thiu as not to add materially to the
weight, whilo tho union of tho two
metals is so poi'foct that plates may bo
rolled;or stretched without pooling.
The copper-covered wires may be
plated with silver or gold.
Tlie <"h'Ht, 1'ostomces.
Tho first postofilce was opened in
Paris in 14G2, in England in 1581, and
in America in 1710.
.A French writer a j tributes the
grace o', the Spanish women to the
fact that many of them are taught
HE DID HIS BEST.
One O'Neal, my next-door neighbor,
Irish born, but Yankee bred,
Has the TJ. 8. fever in him
From bis shoe soles to bur head.
And though barred from fighting, being
Crippled by an accident,
To excess of patriot ardor
Ho unceasingly is bent.
He has cheered our Cuban struggle , 1
With enthusiastic vim, !
Not a hero hos arisen
But hos won a shout from him;
On his heart he has recorded
Name of every gallant son
That In cause of dear Old Glory
Has the crown of valor won. ;
Daily he would sound their praises
To tho ever-listening wini
'Till a chance to' make his homage
Moro enduring he did find;
Destiny a eon did bring him,
Him he named with ardent zeal
Dewey Lee Scbley Hobson Sampson !
v Bagley. Capron Blue O'Neal.
-Richmond (Va.) Dispatch.
Bings-That girl has a beauty spot
on hoi- face. Bungs-Sort of oasis,
FoSdick-Tenspot thinks that he is
one of the big guns. Keedick-He is
one of the smooth bores.
He-If I should embrace you would
yon call for help? She-If you real
ly thought you needed iE
Prospective Litigant--Yon give le
gal advice here, don't you? Lawyer
(absent-mindedly)-No, we sell it.
He (indignantly)-I hope I knoTr
my own mind. She (sweetly)-Yeal
You surely ought to know as much as
"Who was the best advertised sea
captain?" "Why, Noah. His moth?
od of advertising flooded the coun
Bill-Did you ever try any of
Small's twenty-five cent dinners? Jill
-Yes; I ate three of them today at
"Does your husband say grace ?t
the table?" "No; he returns thanks
for safe preservation from the last
Sergeant-The enemy flies! Cap
taiu-That won't do them any goo?;
our army is mostly made up of expert
Lodginghonse Clerk - Bed with
"?li, fifteen cents. Watkins-I goess
ther pay a little more an' not
vbara, on seeing a dish of
i'1 iced on the table, ex
mamma, see how ner
- advise me to
. ... Poi
since they havt
chef. .He (weak v. Cy
generous to a fault; ing
chef for two.
Amiable Professor (to h^ f
-For threo weeks I have r?. -^nded
you every day to buy me a notebook.
Henceforth I shall remind you of it
only once a week.
Miss DeFashion-You are wanted
at the telephone. Mrs. DeFashion
Oh, dear! I presume it's Mrs. De
Style to return my telephone -ca}l._
hope she won't talk long.
Junior Partner-Do you think the
new oifico-boy is trustworthy? Senior
Partner-I'm sure of it. I've noticed
that when he hasn't anything to do he
never pretends to be busy.
"This check is wrong. My beef is
down for fifty cents, when the bill of
fare says forty." "You ordered it
rare, sir." "Well, whr.t if I did?"
"You've got to pay for rareties, sir."
Jill-You puckered up your lips^jo
then that I thought you were going
to kiss me.- Jack-No, I got some
saud in my mouth. Jill-Well, for
heaven's sake swallow it! You need
it in your system.
Miss Cordelia Summers (upon pres
entation of some flowers by young
pupils) - Yes, children, this is my
birthday. You see I am getting old
-very, very old! Children (enthusi
"That," said Maud, as the distin
guished stranger entered the room,
"is the Victoria Cross." "Is it?" in
quired Mamie in a tone of great in
terest. "How many century runs
must you make to get one?"
How l incoln Saved Thirty Dollars.
Still another story of Lincoln, illus
trating his respect for his wife's judg
ment: While Lincoln wa? practising
law in Springfield, the fire-hose com
pany, desiring to buy some new appa
ratus, sent out subscription papers,
and our youthful collector called upon
the future president. He was closely
examined on the purpose of the sub
scription, aud finally Lincoln agreed
to subscribe in this fashion: "Well,
I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll go
home to supper-Mrs. Lincoln is
generally good-natured after supper
and then I'll tell her I've bien think
ing of giving $50*to the brigade, and
she'll say: 'Abe, you will never have
any sense? Twenty dollars is quite
enough. ' So tomorrow, my boy, you
come around and get your $20."
"Doln?" Literary landon.
Rudyard Kipliug is fond of. telling
a story which illustrates how some
travelers "do" famous people and
places. The Newcastle (England)
Chronicle gives it as follows:
One day, Kipling says, I was sitting
in my study in London when suddenly
a gentleman appeared at the door un
announced, followed by two school
boys. "Is this Rudyard Kipling?"
iuquired the gentleman. "Yes," I
answered. He turned round. "Boys?
this is Rudyard Kipling." '*And thia
is where you write?" he continued.
"Yes," I replied. "Boys,Ar's is where
he writes." And before I had time to
ask them to take a seat they were
gone, boys and all. I suppose they had
all literary London to do in that way.
The longest lived people have gen:
erallv beeu those who made bijakfasi
the principal meal of the day.