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K.orea's Crotun Prince.
Prlnco Kul Wha, Bccontl son of tho king of Korcn, and holr npparcnt to tho throne, lino Just coino to this coun try for tho purpose of mnatorlng tho Kngllsh language. Kul Who will prob ably attend tho University of Califor nia or I.eland Stanford, Instead of go log crst, as was his first Intention. Tho prtaco Is of small stature and very di7k, resembling tho Japancso In his general characters. He Is In tho caro of Slu Da Too, second secretary of tho I PRINCE UU1 WHA. Korean legation nt Washington, who la acting as interpreter for tho royal Oriontal. Profits Forbidden. In cotiBldorlng a bill granting tho English City of Rochdalo authority to build and oporato municipal tram ways, tho Pollco und Sanitary com mlttoo of tho House of Lords, acting on Us own motion, recently added an amendment forbidding tho applica tion of nny profits from the undertak ing to tho general oxponso of tho city, or to any purposo othor than tho ncqds of tho sorvlco and tho reduction of fares. This action was not without one or two lcglnlatlvo precedents and accords with tho provnlllng practice of Glasgow nnd most othor British mu nicipalities In tholr "municipal trnd Ing'' enterprises. Cricket's Wane in England. Cricket la said to bo losing Its popu larity In England. In several of tho British nowBpapcrs this is discussed as an established fact, nnd it Is said to bo duo to Bomowhat tho enmo roasons that liavo led to tho decadence of basoball In tho Unltod States. Just as hore professionalism has ruined tho natloual gnmo, bo tho samo ovll scorns to havo arlson in England. It snoms that tho best cricket clubs aro mado up of professionals nnd nllogod nmntotirH who nro really professionals nnd do llttlo else than play tho gamo and reap llnanclnl benefit thoroby moro or less surreptitiously. Princess Wants Hi-Oorcc. Mario of Mecklonborg-Strolltz, who sues for a divorce, nnd tho Royal Lady wuo waB matcii-mnker, many kings, queens and other royal persona aro i ' . 1 unhappy in tho married relation, but for reasons of Btnto must bear tho unpleasant yoke. Princess Mario of Mccklonborg Stro lltz Is no oxceptlon. She and her hus band, Count Ja inntol, do not find . mnrricu mo ono Princess Mario. long, Bwcct song, so sho Is suing for a separation. Sho und her husband, who Is tho son of a woalthy Paris pat ent modlclno manufacturer, plighted tholr troth under tho sponsorship of tho Infanta Eulalle of Spain, who was tho guest of tho city of Chicago durlug the World's Fair In 1893. Modern Immigration. During tho fiscal year which endod on Juno 30 laqt 341,711 foreigners en tered this country through tho port of Now York. Probably tho total Immi gration for tho year will not fall for short or 530,000. Tho noteworthy and not altogether agreeable difference be tween tho immigration of 1000 and that bf ...lrty years ago Is that now most of tho newcomers nro from Houthcrn und eastern Europe, while they used to bo from western and northern Europe, Municipal Steamboat. The efforts of tho London County Council towards establishing a pas sotigcr steamboat servlco on tho Thames following tho collapso of priyato cnterprlso In respect to such serf Icehave passed from tho stogo of theoretical discussion to that of detail ed study. Tho Rivers commlttoo of tno council has prepared a definite ecneme, which Is beiug considered as tho basis for application to parliament lor.tuo requisite poweri. Music a.' ,V" Pedal. A Chicago man Is responsible for an Invention which, If generally adopt ed, Is destined to turn the boulevards Into temples of music. Tho Chicago man calls his dc- vlco a musical bl cyclo. It consists of nn attachment to nn ordlnnry whcol by means of which as a blcyclo rider pedals along his whcol throws out a succession of musical airs. The frame of tho musi cal attachment Is so mndo that It fits exactly Into that of Musical Whcol. an ordlnnry bicycle. On this frame nro stretched piano wlrca.whlch aro struck by' small hammers located on tho cross-piece. Thoao hammers aro actu ated by a small cylinder, which In turn gets Its power from tho crank Bhaft. Hy changing tho small cylinder any number of dlfforont tunea may bo plnycd, nnd tho tlmo can bo mado fast or slow as tho rldor drives bis whcol. Perhaps tho most Important part of tho cntlro Invontlon Is a dovlco by which tho music can bo entirely shut off If dealrcd. The Armor Plate Contracts. Tho navy department has Just adver tised ngnln for bids on tho entire amount of over 30.000 tons of armor plato for tho now battleships and cruisers authorized by tho laBt two sessions of Congress. It hns ncted wisely In so doing. Hitherto two firms havo monopolized tho nrmor plate business, but tho recent bids havo brought out n third, tho Mldvalo com pany of Philadelphia. Governor Crano of Massachusetts, Is so much of a reader that ho never goes about without Bevcral small books In his pockets. Talking on al most nny topic ho will say: "Apropo3 of that, I'vo Just been reading" And will dlvo Into a pocket nnd bring out a book, find that It Is not tho volumo ho Is In search of nnd go for nnothor pocket, and bo on until ho gots tho book ho happens to havo In mind. In ovory pockot. however, there seems to bo a book of somo sort. Starvation of Horses. A writer In tho London Times savs thnt tho "great blot" on tho conduct of tho war by tho British was that tho horses woro "systematically ntarved." moy lacked food and dlod for that lack because tho department had "pos sibly through Inexcusable Ignorance of tholr duties" not mndo preparations for giving tho horses sufllclont food to koop them alive. Latvycrs in China. Thoro nro Bald to bo no lawyers In Chlnn, yet Hong Fu Ling, who wns killed recently during tho fighting at Tlontuln wns a very close Imitation of ouo. Hong Fu Ling gained a wldo roputntlon among tho foreigners at tho Chlneso city and wns chosen to roprcsont their Intorosts In tho courts whenovor orcnslon required. Ho proved himself capablo and faithful nnd his denth cast a gloom ovor tho foreign colony. Although Hong Fu Ling wns callod a lawyor, ho was not really ono, for thoro nro, strictly speaking, no lawyers In tho vnst domain of tlio kingdom of tho sun. Thoro nro licensed nota ries, who pay tho mnndarlu a certain amount for tho prlvllogo of drawing up tho complaints nnd statements of tho pcoplo who may havo business In tho court ovor which tho maudarln presldos. Thoy extract hoavy fees HONG FU LINO, from thoso whom they servo and uso tholr Influenco with tho mandarin. By a concession on tho part of tho gov ernment tho Catholic priests havo n rank which gives them tho right to plead n enso before -n mandarin. It has been said that this right was nbusod to such an oxtont that the pcoplo re volted. "If a mnn did anything for which ho could bo hold," salda writer on the subject, '"ho would go to a Catholic mlsslonnry and bo converted. In return tho mlsslonnry would plead his case, using his Inlluonco nnd mon ey with tho mandarin and tho criminal would go free. By that moans tho number of couvorts has grown rapidly and tho natural hatred of tho Chlnoao toward tho furelgnors Iiub boon Inten sified." Emperor William has succumbed to the motor crazo, nnd spends much tlmo trying to master tho nrt of run ning ono. Price on Her Head. The Green Turtlo Club of New Or leans has oflered n reward of $1,000 for tho head cf this young worann. Her namo Is Lillian Clayton Jewett, nnd sho Is n resident of Boston. Miss Jewett is tho president of an nnti lynchlng society which is largely mado up of colored people, although sho her self Is white. She ha; been holding Indignation meetings In Boston ever slnco tho recent lynching In Now Or leans. Sho has long posed as tho friend of tho colored raco and hns received MISS JEWETT. many threatening lotters from tho southern people whom sho has reviled for their treatment of tho negroes. Tho reward is properly regarded as a huge Joko. Craits of the Tirade. Peter MacQucon oondB to Le3llo'a Weekly from tho burgher camp of Wnkkcrstroom, In tho Transvaal, n plcturo of the Boer army In the ninth month of tho war, which must recom mend that devoted body of patriots to tho esteem of freemen the world ovor. Night and morning In tho laagers, ho 3ays, thoro Is heard tho chorus of psalms and hymns. Ono night ho heard 2,000 voices singing sacred songs among tho kopjes. Thoy havo no Idea of reprisals ngalnst their English foes or of cruelty to tho prlsonors nnd wounded these stern, determined but conscientious fighters for n principle. "Again and ngaln," says this writer, "I havo seen thorn carefully attending tho English wounded on the battlo flold nnd chat ting In friendly tones with their prls onors." Tho Boer soldier Impresses Mr. Mac Queen as n man built on a broad and generous plan. Ho Is religious. Ho la humane. Ho Is pure nnd bravo of heart. He Indulges In no bravado after n victory; ho does not whlno after a defeat "tho world has not heard tho last of tho Boer as n farmer, a soldier and a patriot." Knctv the Planets. Professor James E. Kceler, tho eml nont astronomer, for tho last two years director of tho Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, died last week In San Francisco. Professor Kceler, who was n nntlvo Illlnolsnn, was filling his second term of sorvlco at Lick Observ atory. Ho wns tho first practical as tronomer to tnko hold of It, having gone there na "astronomical observer" PROFE3SOR KEELER. under tho Lick trustees In 1S8G. For two yenra, or until tho transfer of tho observatory to tho unlvorslty, ho car ried on tho tlmo sorvlco and mado all posalblo uso of tho equipment. The JLatoycr's "Right to Weep. Tho supremo court of Tennessee has dccldod that a lawyor haB tho right to shod tears to Influenco tho vordlct of a Jury, nnd, In fnct, says that If ho can bring tears to his oyea at will ho 13 dorollct It ho noglecta to do so. Tho enso was ono In which the defendant had appealed on tho ground that tho wcoplug of tho attorney for tho plain tiff had unduly Influenced tho Jury. "Religion in Colleges. Tho Standard, tho Baptist weekly, combats tho projudlco that many strict sectarians havo against tho state universities, nnd quoto figures to show thatj thoso Institutions nro not godless. For Instance, In tho studont body of 2,925 at tho University of Michigan thero wero 2,D3o church mcmbors or adherents last year. XOouldn't Go to War. Francis L I o b, tho son of Gonoral Ilormnn Llob, of Chicago, ran nwny from homo lnat week rather than 1-1.. l.n IT R 11 VI- rlnes. Young AXisk disappeared undor.' , mysterious clr-Vi-cumatanccs. His fnthor la of tho opinion thnt somo Francis Llob. of the frlenda of hla son may bo concealing him, but nothing has been dlscovorcd that would bear out thnt theory. Frlend3 who havo known tho young man Inti mately speak In highest terms of hla character as a man and at his excel lence as a singer. Tho wagon road from Tientsin to Pokln crosses tho S-shnpcd loops of the Pol Ho (river) nt several points between the two cities. Tho country Is very level nnd devoid of picturesque features. Tho river is shallow and very broad in places. Tho channel Is only suited for light draught vessels and Is hard to follow. Tho Chlneso boats are poled up tho river and sail or drift down. The Chinese hnvo now blocked tho channel. A largo part of the coun try can bo flooded by means of tho Grand Canal. This rises high above the surrounding country. Tho land 13 given up almost entirely to tho cultivation of millet, tho prin cipal Chinese grain, nnd to truck gar dening. The truck gardens nro tho most Interesting. Tho cnbbagcs, as paragus, peas, tomatoes, pumpkins nnd other vegetables they grow nro tho finest In tho world. Tho Chlneso cultivators aro Indepsndent of nnturo and tho elements. They depend neith er on rain nor sunshlno to ralso tholr vegetables. Tho work goes on unin terruptedly all tho year round. There nro hardly nny woods bore, but from tlmo to tlmo there aro little, thick clumps of trees, which give Bhado and havo a peculiarly Chinese nppear ance. Small hamlets arc scattered everywhere. Tho landscape develops many strango features ns one ap proaches tho larger towns. Chlof among these nro hlsh pole3 with de capitated human heads stuck on top of them. Thla Is tho commonest form of punlshmont in China, and tho man dnrln puts tho heads outside tho city to remind travelers without delay of tho fate that awaits evildoers. Tele graph poles diversify tho scenery with head poles. Another curious featuro consists of rows of huge, grotesque elephants, tlgera nnd other animals carved In soapstone. They form a sort of artificial menngerlo. Thero aro avenuos of theso things lending to tho HO-KltN ui - - 4V Kit. imtiwnnMraH wrtriTfi wx i i MAP OF THE igjrr. : The Grand 'Bootjack EARL OF ROTHES. "Tho .Grand Bootjack to tho Queen" will soon bo a guest of fashionable society at eastern watering places. In splto of his somowhat suggoatlvo tltlo, tho "grand bootjack" la by no means a monlnl. Ho la Indeed us earl nnd ono of tho proudest In tho peorago of Scotland. Ills own tltlo Is Earl of Rothes, and his court tltlo la ono j which comes to him by Inheritance , from nn ancestor of live centuries ago, who wa8 mado "bootjnek" to his ma jesty of Scotland. Tho cnrl Is only twenty years 'old. Until ho mnrrlod tho countoss he was vory poor, but his ' father-in-law, tho famous "Plush Ed ' ward," manufacturer of plu3h, gavo imjm entrances to several cities. Thoy aro put there as objects of art, and not for nny religious purpose. In many places in tho country thero aro also colossal statues of goda and warriors. After Pelt-Sang Is Yang-Tsun, eight een miles from Tientsin. Tho houses nro built of mud brick, mado with straw. They aro qulto comfortablo Inside, and very protty In nppearanco on account of tho vegetation around them, as at bo many other towns, there Is a canal, crossed by a boat bridge. Lofn, about thirty mllea from Tien tsin, is a moro important plnco than moat of tho othors mentioned. Tho country is somewhat rolling here. Thla place Is tho Bent of on Important mandarin. Ilia headquarters, or ya men, la n big building of bluo brick, ornamented with dragons nnd queer Chlneso beasts. Tho entrance is ap propriately decorated with tho heads of decapitated criminals. In a pound alongsldo it other criminals may bo seen undergoing various form of tor ture. A common punishment that la Inflicted for tho moat trivial offences Is tho cangue, a huge collar of wood, almost to heavy to be borne, but bo nrranged thnt It prevents prisoner from lying down. Forty miles from Tientsin Is tho Im portant walled city of Lang Fang, which la near the army's route. This place is about four thousand years old. I hnd n peculiar cxpcrIe.i:o hero In what Is described aa a first-class Chl neso hotel. There Is a famous Joss houso in Lang Fang which contains twenty Idols, or gods, Including tho God of War, the God of Strength,, tho God of Death, tho God of Eyes, tho God of Fertility, and others. Followers of Buddha and Confucius uso theso Joss houses Impartially. Thero Is also a Temple of Tortures. Thla ia filled with figures mado of clay iinin'iiin COUNTRY BETWEEN TIENTSIN him enough money to restore tho stato of his ancient houso and ennblo him to support his tltlo In stylo. Earl Rothes and the countess nro now making a tour around tho world. In Cape Colony. For the benefit of any young men who may wish to como to South Afri ca under the samo conditions as I did, I send tho following, writes Albert C. Pickers from East London, Capo Col ony: Tho English government, hav ing mado contracts with private par ties In tho United States to furnish it with mu!c8 for army use, found It nec essary to get men to go with tho mulea to feed and wntcr them. In conse quence, Mr. Charles Hagen of Now Or leans was sent to St. I,ouls to recruit the men. As tho agent of the British transport Monarch, ho promised many things. When wo nrrlvcd on board tho ship our troubles began. Wo woro vory nearly all Blck, owing to our In ability to cat tho kind of moat and vegetables which wero furnished us to llvo on. Thoro is no work horo nt present nnd thero will bo nono until after tho war. Tho South African win ter has set In, and although tho days aro very warm, tho nights nro actually cold. After tho wnr a tradesman enn make good wages, but common labor would starve here, as tho Kaffirs do all tho work for little or nothing. So I would ndvlso all men to atay at homo until after tho war at least, and also i i fiTiillllll Mil III lllMMMilMawi iM ill v. jbekin. and papier mache, illustrating in an extremely realistic manner nil tho tortures Inflicted by Chinese law. It is far moro horrible than tho Cham ber of Horrors at Mmo. Tussaud'fl. Hero you seo n representation of a man being sawed in half nnd another being slowly ground to pieces on a grindstone, nnd so on. Ho-Sl-Wu Is n town of considerable size about fifty miles from Pokln. Anting is a small placo on tho rail road somo fifty-four mllea from Tien tsin, which may lcuro 'n tho march of the allies. At this point' tho natural routo of tho army turns westwari. Fng-Tnl, soventy-four miles from Tientsin, i& situated on top of a rldgo, from which Pokln comes suddenly into view. Tho sight of this great and mysterious city, with its walls and quaintly roofed temples, la ono that cannot fall to create a deep Impression upon tho traveler. It makes ono think of a trav eler in ancient days coming In sight of tho sacred city of Jerusalem. Hero is tho Grand canal which is a great artificial waterway connecting Pekln with Nankin. It is carried be tween embankments which rlso high above tho surrounding country. In times of peuco tho canal Is covered with a vast fleet of Junks, somo of which nro bigger than a largo ocean steamer. They draw aa much as ten feet of water, nd have an lmmenso length and beam. Tho famous west gato of Pokln la tho ono through which tho ordinal)" traveler from Tientsin make3 hla cntrnnce. Tho gato ha3 tho thickness of a .Now York city block, and in the passago through it thero nro a dozen gates of different patterna, somo opening in the middle, somo working on hinges, nnd others falling liko portlculllsea. Tho walla rlao to a height of eighty feot, and over tho gato thero Is a templo a hun dred feot high, with trees growing around it on top of tho wall. AND PEKIN. to the Queen. not to sail on a British transport If you never come, as tho officers arc tho most overbearing raco of pcoplo that ovor existed. An Officer ndcr Age. First Lieutenant Hugh A. Drum of tho 25th Infantry, now In tho Philip pines, Is one of tho youngest officers of his rank In tho regular nrmy. Ho la a son of Capt. John Drum of tho 10th infantry, who wns killed In action at Santiago onJuly 1, 1898. Young Drum was ono of tho three young ofllcera pointed to regular army np tho at tho samo tlmo and under similar clr cumstances. T othor two L I e u t s. A. h e a,r,Hugh A. Drum. Wotheroll and F. W. Rowell. The fa thers of all threo had been killed nt Santiago nnd each young man was un der age when ho received his commis sion. Lieut. Drum was born at Fort Brady, Mich., Sept. 19, 1879, and spent his boyhood nt army posts, chiefly In Texas and New Mexico. Tho Prlnco .of Walea has been pro Bemeu oy a uritlsh officer with the sworn wmcn General Cronje woro dur JpL ing tno eany part of tho Boer war