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The Stolen Trince.
Mi By The Trl^Jn• in »tjoa )
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 "
«. :-..■: . ■ ••..,: ;-'. ■ ■ ■•■ .' 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
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,
•"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
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
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
■•Not!. lng could they find save gold gossamer,
•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
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
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
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.
&he 'Wonderful Electric Elephant.
(Cepyrlght. 1908, by tfc« SaalHeH PnblUhing- Company. K«w-Tork and Chicago.)
As they approached the capital Harold went
,; 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,
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
(To be oot»1 ;-} ">
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.
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..

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