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The Stolen Trince. Mi By The Trl^Jn• in »tjoa ) rY r. ?L JAMtSON. ILI.rSTH.ITFJ) BY 11. C. SASDT, CBAfTBB tt Now - rt feMOBjfeBT T\..ts notorious for ben* W;!n<2i;s: a wi: 1 • | ' lli ' iai2lc * lnwzi .; p.. mtm-r.t. ow ing tc hl» want Of ps -• *■ Jook " But h'.trrr.c. : • ■ ?rr P^*'' ,-..•• ■...:..: pr*s r .. w. • ■ ... ■ I see •■■■" wit of Mi :ew w:^ I Nertaaa fear»-<: I . - ■ rr.n.n rhouia wm m , ._,. tr.jun. f-r in his al - n ent lii bead vat aJawat fcssi •••-• ■ ' ' v **•*■ Faa " Pr ffTASTICA IN HER COMING OUT GOWN. i «. :-..■: . ■ ••..,: ;-'. ■ ■ ■•■ .' a Jingle ■ ::ut fo (Treat m ;v«; v « ::•> flrrssraalfr'* DMT ef IWMdB fh.it the !!Tt!c nan or.ly prove! :«-d lower rti;: sr,2 ;ay fiat u;>on the ground, with the box Jialf hid'.r.g Mm from view. Now, the >-■ ■ tes, and he had or.ly Jun r»-ovcred fcls co"-1 hur..r. IS lose It again. 1 : Av:\n Avery Park. 2. I'h!lp Seldmiiii. 3. John Gallegher. 4. I-'hyills lieynolds. 0. Grace E. Cadmtn. 6. William Lacey Kenly. 7. Clarence Edward Pink. 8. Frank Folsey. 9. Julia S. llowelL 10- Morris Oreenberg. 11. Grace J. Holland. 12. G«orge Cooper. 13. Pu^|^ I ... 14. Stephen Wnlyko. 15. Aulia Hand. 10. Stephen I* Purdy. 17. Marguerite Anderson. IS. Daphne L Bf-Men. It Fred Zadek. 2f>. Mary Carroll Condlct. tL Harry Batten. 22. Georf* AnO«rsc n. 23. Theodore Champeaa. 24. Harold Carpenter. '£>■ rredrlka Masca JL«I ••• •si. ae.rl*rt Cattrell. 27. Luxcnla Ci. Eaker. Z& Malcolm ilctln y. 'JO. John rmcr. o'j. Juetch \\\...i. «1 Frank T. Ilullaud, LITTLE MEN an^ L\ LITTLE W9MEN •"What means this tumult, fellow"" he demanded, adjusting his or. w n more firmly on > is head and ■ssMafraftatefly handing his pcoptre to Nerissa. H-.' -> I :•■ ba rw that when tils majesty called one cf Ms fuV ' he must be angry Indeed. Each hrad <v.s craned forward In breathless In terest. The V.ttit man stirred un.asUy. nnd moaned paralyzed with ftar. net of Lis questioner, bat of . ■ • "Toll bis mrVsty of your rascally behavior, corr.man.lf-! UN PIfaSUtSJ K< ynl. poking him with her pold-t:pped lance, whereat he again moaned for mercy fa.-J uUereJ not a word. "Teh* Ma away to the- flur.geons." eal3 Fantls | ne&i "I ;t him Into the lowest, . ::.;.«t Of U,. m all: Into that one When y oC ;:c!.t «v«r |HHBlratas» ai.d where tl.o rat?" I w ■:; rnr.fc^i &.\. yov.r most DoMe and Im perial • UM Hi tie man. quivering at ti.'- vnri v:?; "M atall never, never happen • gain." • It is not Bkaty to happen apaln," fail the prin cess, meaningly, reining hrh ' r P ' r -y :i ~^- a pace or two tna UM tfrTT-*! "•• "01 appoint another court Arenmakci; one who v.-ill execute car orders to the b TO^r-TOm* PAILY TUTtsTN^. SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 28. f.)04. Th« ladles In waiting looked at en© another and raised their brows >tloningly, knowing well that what tho Princess Iloyal stated was an Impossibil ity, even In fairyland. The little man raise! himself to his knees, turn- Ing toward the king ouch a grief-stricken counts nance that Nerlssa felt the deepest pity for him. "It happened thus, your majesty," he explained. In trembling tones: "I ran short of a length of sil ver gossamer Bat the left sleeve of the Princess Royal's gown. Throughout the country did my messengers search la vain, nowhere could they find a morsel. It l.« a rare kind, your majesty. silver stars on a barred design, with delicate trac ery or 1 — "Yfs, yes. enough of these details." Interrupted the King. Irritably; "what care we for women's fallals!" ■•Not!. lng could they find save gold gossamer, ".V." •Thy not make use, of gold goesamer. prnyT" bjtarpani the king, pushing his crown back a little his perturl At this question FaimMlca. shrugged her shoul ders with a pitying smile for his majesty's Ik norance. and the little man hastened to Inform the King that one gold alecv* and one of silver would never do; they would not mutch. "And why need tl.oy match, pray?" asked the kir.p. Indifferently, repressing a yawn; the discus sion wearied him; "for our part we are not *o Bet upon having both sides alike. F.intastica. our • wn precious child, why not start a new fashion • ■ \ cs? The idea commends Itself to our royal mind." And. full of pleasure In this new thought, he pushed his crown. away still further from his brow, and only Just succeeded In catching It ere It rolled iown the steps of the throne. 1! glanced around Quickly to see If any one pmiled. but not a glimmer Ol ■ frr.lle tras to be seen, for all his subjects knew their king's Rp'.f-consclousness and respected It— an 1 their own freedom. Now, Fantastlca was as changeable as the wind. The Idea of the variegated sleeves commended itself to her mind also. After a.!, no gown at the feto would resemble her own She pondered for a mo ment, and the little man was quick to seize his op portunity. He sprang to his feet, r.nc! with trembling fingers opened the box. From lnnumerabl« wrappings of silver paper he drew forth the Princess Royals cominp-of-age gown, and shook It out before the eyes of the assembled court. A murmur of admiration arose from all 6ldes. It was more like a rosy-tipped cloud, mingled with moonshine, than anything In the shape of a gown, and It shimmered softly In the light, while the Bilver glean of Its one sleeve caught the atten tion of the court. It was ft marvel of beauty, ani the ladles In waiting forgave the court dressmaker many of his errors In consequence of his skill. The gown was indre.l a marvel of loveliness, and the r>Hy was that Kar.tastica should be so un worthy of It. The little Jester looked from It to Nenssa and bark apain to Prince I/.iMn ani they both nodded, Rayln<r not a word, but meaning that Nerissa. with >.• • p. .Men hair, would have graced tbe dazzling gown marvellously wtll. Fantastical Rood humor was completely r*.«tor»l. •Away tatiff." she aid. poking the little man playfully with her lance, and preparing to ride off. "and see that the gown he ready in an hours tinT>, and in th.- hnnds of my tiring-woman, cr — - She. couched her lan. In position and I illoped away scattering the courtiers right find left, an.i leaving the king to look ruefully at the havoo made by her pony's hoofs In the beautiful Inlaid floor. Everybody breathed a sigh of relief. The little man replaced the gown In the WT *IJ; r!ng« and, taking up the box. once more ran on with the speed of a frightened rabbit Then tbe kir.g and queen rose, and tlie courtiers beran to pet into poM«i°n in order of rank. They walkfd out of tlie audience chamber. back ward. bowing all the tin-.e like so many mandarins. T«j Nerissa ar.d <Mho this was a very novel pieht. but tfirv knew their manners better than to smile. Nerissa walked between the king and queen, hold 1-Va hand of each, and after them carn< all the rrlnoes accompanied by Otho. with the little jester running hither and thither, turning somersaults andmaktng merry, checked by nobody; for was he not the king's favorite? At the foot of tho great carved staircase the k "She" I ™-." 6 r"*rai- the fete begins." said the king, thoughtfully: and the queen nodded very Continued on seventh page. ART WORK OF OUR LITTLE MEN AND LITTLE WOMEN. &he 'Wonderful Electric Elephant. BT FRASCKS TREGO MONTOOMIBT. TIXtSTKATED BT C. M. COOUDGK. (Cepyrlght. 1908, by tfc« SaalHeH PnblUhing- Company. K«w-Tork and Chicago.) CHAPTER XIII-(ContlnueA). As they approached the capital Harold went SSSSsSßsaag: .iliiii ,; P a beautlfu;. -^ -Hh marble E te^ leading up to it. on whir, were «™™>™> bronze vases, filled with blooming plants. On the step, and terrace, could be MB peacocks *™£" their lona tails on the grass as they .trutted 8 Cherry 810-som-s pet dog ran out to find what caused so much noise, and on seeing the elephant he scampered beck, howling with fright. This brought Cherry Blossom's father out of the M* and Ml HUM fame from all directions to s<e what could make the pet dog howl to. Just nt this sec ond, when they all stood looking in the direction of th» drive, the elephant came Into view, walking slowly along. The earth trembled slightly as It came. The servants fled In ail directions and did not wonder that the dog bowled, while her father stood as If petrified with amazement, too surprised to move. The elephant stopped before fhe house, and Harold opened the little trap door, and out stepped Cherry Plossom. This surprise was one too many for the old man, and he dropped Into a chaJr, PRIZE PICTURE. Drawn by AV!e. Nless (aced nine years), N*«. 454 Vales-aye., The Bronx. trembling with fright. She went to her father, and. putting her arms around his neck, poured Into his bewildered enr all the queer things that had happened. In the mean time Harold helped Pink Cheeks and lone to descend, and by this time Cherry Blossom's father was over his surprise and fright, and went to meet Harold and Tone with open arms and bade them welcome to his house. It Is DMdlHi to dwrll on the good time they had and how they extended their visit from day to day until they had been there a week, and how ea»-h day they saw something new and interesting, as Cherry blossoms father devoted his whole time to them. Through his Influence they were presented at court, .:nd the Emperor, Empress and their retinue wrre so interested in what they heard that they did Cherry F.lossom's father the honor of call- In* at his house to Inspect the electric elephant. Harold gave them all a r!d<» in it and showed thorn how easily It was run. Then the Emperor. In return, presented him with a medal of the Clack Dragon, and gave a lar^e duck catching party for him. which pleased Harold greatly, for he had h»ard what sport It wai to try to catch the du'-ks in nets. instead of shooting them, as we do In i ri;a. The party was a great success, as well as the supper, served In true Japanese) style, that was given afterward for them in the palace. The Empress prese- lone with a complete Japanese costume of *:'.:•:. h.iiidscrr.ely err. Oroide red m gold and silver, and the Emperor gave Harold a peculiar, ancient looking ?wrrd. with Jewels set In the handle. Harold HtlUWd the favor by giving the Emperor an emerald sipnet rtrg; and the E..-. preps a rr.aimifi^nt strlns of pearls which he had selected from those »hi h bi ar/l Ion» had gath ered in tho ocean. This string, when finished, was worth a small kingdom. When pres^r.te- at court lone had worn her wed ding dr«>ss for the second time and a riara of Pearls, diamonds and emeralds. J*h«» looked Ilk* ■ queen, and sh» certainly was a royal baton thit r.;j;ht. her lilyllke complexion never showed to bet ter advantage than it di.l there among the dark skinned <ia' nh'ers of Japan. Ono whole day was devoted to shopping and pnrcbaatng some of Japan's priceless pottery and embroideries, and the last day of their visit thej spent In inspeotlnr several of the Buddhtst temples and Rome of the Emperor's palaces. The latter arc situated In the heart of the city. in the midst of pretty parks, with tiny Ink" dotted here and th»r<?. the whole b^tng surrounded by wl.ie moats, where numerous wild ducks can be seen swlmmin? among the beautiful lotus blossoms which float on the water. (To be oot»1 ;-} "> TREES IX JVIXTER. How Til any Boys and Girls Knozc Them Without Their Leaves? IT«n w.-t*r t:*«k t\* chars-. • for mm. — (B'jrna. How many of the little men ar.d women can recognise the trees In winter? Perhaps they think like the majority of grrown up peop>. that they are all alike when they have lost their summer dress, but the leaves Jo not make the tree any more than clothes make the man. and the leafless trees are. even laa*. like one another than when they are covered with foliage. Ism or fruit. T..?y ■how their real character In winter, an 1 If we really want to know them we must study them at that time. A tew of them will be- four.d. like a good many men and women, to have only their clothes to recommend them; but most l '-.em have peculiar beauties which can only ba seen or are best observed In winter. The beech, with Its lovely whits bark ar.l fine •pray of delicate branches. 1, much > ff|U *. its winter beauty, and the whit* b:rch w^TL? celebrate a. th. "lady of the foreet • haeV!!_ charm when her "silver bark"-oae «# th* w llest thing, in nature-end "loss Hafts isHs,] Ljl** as Sir Walter Scott calls her drooping araaaZL. are unhidden by her summer veil of low*. TV strength an.l sternness of the oak are best reattißjl wh.-n her arled old arms and Iron form are ban and the elm steers her remarkable combination «f strength and stateliness. with graceful dellcac, * best advantage when she Is bereft of ttmm ' The elm that easily be r%c->cnt*«d m winter }» her belike form, and the oa* U vw.a.ly - ,v by her peculiar habit of clinging to her dead foil. •*«. Hickories may he known by the laky blaci'l ness of their branches as the, ar* outline* against the sky. and the button wood - i 7i 7 be i*. ogr.ized as far as aha can be seen by her curtoaj • peckied •pearance. caused by the ha-!* of lr.ff her bark In large. kjajiH patches. The bark is the wornout clothing of th« tree which she casts off when it gets too small, ,34 «• differs from other old cloth's in being more esawt ful when it is old than It has ever been before, ft, tr.is the tree lover may he devout!* thankful n Mother Nature, far the bark Is one of OH treats* beauties of the trees, particularly hr winter warn the eye is not distracted from Its ir,ve: 7 color* ftj the brighter tint* of the foliage. W..-.;er is the sleeping time of : a trees, aad «tt the sympathy which poets have lavished on ttsity leafless and blrd'.ess state Is quite misplaced. Tie trees in winter are perfectly comfortable and hap. py. They have put on their slumber rob-s. wrara*j all tr.rtr buds In waterproof coats and blaaksL? filled their storehouses with food, ready to feeCtfce bnby leaves and flowers when the first - i:4 o« spring Is felt, ar.d since th« first frost la tie M they have be^n havlr.at a nice. q-i.«t «noo». Tint roots, partly wrapped la th*> slumber robs. ere Ulan Qfel th» rest of tae tree, a-d tiourh r*« wo.^l is full cf little Ire crystals. w.-.:cii^,Xj seen *parklin^ like dias:on.l3 oa a broken tirii brancii. the living part of UM tr?e. a stance calied protop.asm, is uninjured by ".e x. ! Nature In some myst.:rio-;9 way wh.:a cawatb. fully understood protects It. -~—» -» The slumber robe is the sarae dre's wora by tin tree dortng the summer, but for the wir'er m'*il :: is made perfectly a:r tight and water tight Dor in? the summer It Is pierced wita t:ry aDesjaa through which Qm tr#" hreathea. fc it 'a STS^ these openings are all carefully scaled up The cradles of the babf leaves ar.i flowsrj tm wonderful thinja. and any little man or wants w»» w.uld Ukfl U examine them can easi.y do m S r.or.-e rhesti .ut :■ tbs test tree to fceg'n r-i w I t ir.ake?i sie^pr cradles tor :r% zr.Mrm »S«a fnuat of ihe other trees. The^e will ie found »• the ends cf the twigs and are from an :aca to ta Ir.ch and a half in iength. T'ae outs!(ie covtrtzz \* waterproof ar.d beneath it is an armor of icaV Ir.?iiie the scales a mass o.' soft, diwr.y wxl is '. aroun.i a complete branch of :!:::» learw, while In the centre of a:i lj a eorr.pie>:e Kaii of flowers. A German naturalist counted "ixty-^gh: CoTrers on one of these undeveloped scikss. isd wita a microscope he was ai-.e to tee BM ;o..ac on the stamen?. All trees >\o ror take (»> rr.".r^. —in Mo ■* this, «ad some take rr.oret The buds of the Nor« ay raapl* have three sets of scales. Beneath the outer ones , is a pair covered with soft trcw^ - as thick is fealpkin and of the same color Wlt&B '^ose Is a third pair with fur a little thicker Ar.d darker thar. that of the second pair, and wl:.V.n these »re th* l:aby leaves, or flowers, so s.tuj.; tiny can scarcely I be seen, bn perfect. Tbl MHMMI inar>. en the contrary, protect! I Its buds with only a single pair o? scales; yet the leaves and flowers come out In the spring Just ts vigorous as thos a rf the Norway maple. Why th»r» should be such a differer-e !n Ibi n-:rser-. - TTifthoJs of the t^-n tr»«3 no or* kn^wst M a* Mother Nature eenerally knows what s>.e !■ about, there is probably a pood reason for It Pwha?« some of the little men and »caea will Cad out when they grow upu The tre<? makes its !<»ave? and f?TW*r» for th> sti.c-^I:".? f»a«on early en^h sumicsr. and waerj the flowers are Intended to come out be.'ors th* leaves they are alxajj wrapped -3 separately. « FROM CHICAGO TO NEW-ORLEANS. Tho book cfT>?red for tie most complete and neat. ■ e^: ;:st oi all the bodies of water that a thip would pass thro':s:h In going from Chicago to New-Drlear« foes H rn4 B Oray. of No. 67 We»« FNOML. Flalr.iieiJ. N. J..