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WHAT WAS *ERTSS:»I*S .T«">Y TO FIND LYING WITHIN IT HEH LITTLE HABY BBOTHES, PBINCE NOEL, PAST ASLEEP. The Stolen Prince. ■T TB. Tal. «A«TB«OX. n-LfSTRATFD BY H. C. M HVaTs CHAPTER XVHL So rapidly did they descend that the little prfn ceaa and Otho had no time to notice their eurround rona. Down, down, flown they went, gilding smoothly, without a Jerk. Not Into darkness, however. for ever them shone a eoft. roee-colored light, which grew stronger every moment. Presently they seemed to touch eo!ia ground. Th* portion of the pavement upon which they stood 6.113 from beneath their feet aim oat Imperceptibly, and they war It rising again, evidently to return to Its former position In the flooring of the great ball. They found themselves In the tnldst of another vast circular apartment, but In all save chape. It In no way resembled the one they had Just left. This was the rose chamber. Rod and pink roses clamberefl up the allver Tre'lts work of the walls, roses hung In perfumed wreath* from the lofty calling, and stood In huge opales cent bowl? ab»>ut the room, and over «ul was. the wonderful light they ha 3 rotlcefl In their drerent, a Flowing tint that turned everythlr.c. even the fnarhlr walls and gleaming floor. Into crimson. From the trellis work nuut the pounu of birds. and when their wonderment had abate.l a little the children went closer and peeped through. What they had Imagined to be trellis work was In reality a great s'.'rer burred cage, containing hun dreds of birds of every hue. Creamy parrots, with rose-colored crests, swung lacily to and fro on perches of ellvvr: dainty hum ming birds fluttered hither and thither restlessly; canaries, looking like little tufts cf goftl. i-«st!ed amid the clusters of roses, while in a <!i«tar.t cor ner, chained by the claw to a silver bar, looking at them with a fierce, untamed glance, was a go'.flen eagle. Nerlssa put her hand on Otho's arm and pointed It out to him. "How wild and fierce he looks." Bbc exclaimed. *>.na how unhappy." The tcrert bird's eyes seemed to lone their fierce ness as she spoke, and. dragging his chain, he earn* closed to the bars, aa If dumbly asking their aid Nertsaa felt no fear: she thrust her hand be tween the bars anfl gently stroked the eagle's head. Aa she did ao. with one accord, all the Mrfls flut tared nearer. *'L»t us outj let us out!" cried a parrot, fluttering fiown from the perch and coming closer To the bars. "We are all la captivity with Oclronfla, end are not what we seem to be. Let us out!" "But bow can we?" asked Xerlssa. In great flls treea. "We cannot unlock the cage.** She ahcok the bars, while Otho searched for the lock, and presently found a silver padlock eus paaatfl near the eagle's perch. But, needles* to say, the key was not In the lock, and the tars would rot yield to pressure. Tbe oldest parrot shook Ms head mournfully, and Ma bright eye grew dim. "Ooloonde guartSa the lock too carefully,*" he said, rhtle all his fellow captives drooped their beads and guttered, their wines. "Doea she ever come In here?" asked Otbo. fear lesaly. looking around him as he epoke. Danger te«snel to be In the rrry air. "Very Often." replied the parrot. "She comes aawaral times a day to torture ca. We cannot ■BOaratand why she has rot been to-day, an we ban* not bad even the aoanty food aha allows us to keep us aUva." The princess and Otho locked at aach other, but either aaM a. word, for the parrot began to epeak fcfJBBBI "How em yt>n ret h*re*r be asked, rubbing bis raaa toft meditatively against the bars of the sage] "w* have seen no mortals for mar.y an many i day. IX you can fly from here, do so without a moment's delay. We, too, were once" He stopped suddenly, and again all the Wrd» flut tered, their wings. The. eagle had retnmed to his place, and was sow looking gloomily In front of him. parent! takta* no farther Interest la the proceeding. •We cannot go back." said Nerlssa— and. Indeed. there seemed to be too exit from the room— "ar.d *ew that we are here, we must go on. for we havo some to seek my baby brother. Have you h.ard or tftaa? A little baby with Mm eyes and yellow hair Jest like ailk." Af aba spoke of Baby Noel the tears rose in Kertaaa'a eres. He aeemed to be so close at har.d ■sjd ye* dHheultiee and dangers such as they had sot eocount-red hitherto beset them on all 'sides In Oatooeda's klng4om the enu'.J expect no kind Jrien.li to help them: even the hermit had been left behind. "One day Goleonda came Into the room bearing as Infant such a* you describe In her hit: - the parrot paid- "and I remember he held out his arms and crowed at the birds and roses, and Ooirorid* losses him up and down, and seemed kinder than ira* her wont." "But bow*co«ld an«?- asked Otho. "She Is In the *ha.p? cf a btrd." "Not to bar own dominions." said the parrot: "or.Jy la Che outer world doe* 'he take the form cf « bird, li*?* BM 1* ■ woman, wan tall and fair. •ad Tvm would never think she could have such an »vll bear*- Tet *he com** and torturer us rtav tfter day and laugh* 1 to see our misery. Some thing aataat have befallen bee methinks. Would. nfleei. that Jt bad. and that the. erell laid upon us «!1 eouifl be brcken!" Wber. the parrot heard that the hall porter bad •lumbered at his post, he ruffled up his feathers looked vary thoughtful "He baa not dared to do that for years." h itl£; "therefore Oolconda must yet linger In the Mrter world. Hasten, little princess and «eek her room, tor there and there only can the charm be •'»un«. rjaaa la your I rsTefa, the r\ •: will he broken aajf Oatoanda anwerleae again to harm liny one." pna looked around eagerly. "But how can we get out of here*" she asked "There seems to be no way— and what Is the charm ♦"•jr. to w., for?" "That 1 cannot tell \ou." replied the parrot. "I Hi.y »t« that In Oolooooaa apartment It !» i^aaafi. o>a i U< for It. .. 1.. prlacesa. with ail (Oovr 1 1«* t : 1904: Bt T! • IMbana Ml for thei lies the only hope yon hive of I :iryr th>- ?:■■:■: ;•' • .- f.ir Qolconda has .::;-\\. j Mm to k■: ■ - ■•■ form, for ev.n fhe v.ts not bai I !.-... ■ • ■ barm such al< ■■ :>• baby toy. < • i beard her murmur mm d ijr, bit I.' r p :.:.• v • la .ire :.oi hi.-ri:.^, a:il are succeeded by burs-s of fury." "Yes, >«.«," tnterroptad Kerfssa, "tut how to find a way o;:t < f 1 . • Th» pan it waa • t < kcr, i • lauuteoa, in de.»<i, chat i is brothera :•■.! sistera never attempted to >-• » - it :.• ; ■■ • . i r \\ ;>.iom. of w3.. >. ! • v. ..-'..•:•.. Beryl >• Bat in l!::s i:..-i.. .:'.■•■• <..•!. 1.0 thought time more ■ ■ >Ul th:;r; words. "Vuj see she great rlu«t» r of pink rr.sr-s over then :■• the l-n." '■• asked, "the spray That cootal&a one deep ertma n i ■ central i'«- I ...it m will :iii i In tha treUia a tii.y latch. anil it :- there thai Ootconda enters n?.j .!• ;*irt.«. Already ■ tho had Sown to look for Hi" latch. With trembl . ■ ■ ■ rust aside the roaea, end Urn ■ th* crimson flower, he f<>si;;d the laic:, in Urn tJ "Com* ; ■ ri» <1. "let in waste- no time." He held the ban apart for Nerlsaa to pass tl.r. i :p!i. «:,ii sl.e v. ,t\<d ■ f.ir. w.'.l to iho bin's. ' " • ■■■ ■'• • rs com lilettiy changed. They ■ ■ ' !« i\ roam whose atmos ptx ->• chi!]>'.i then to the very b< ne. it v. everyi :.i- i_- In it gleam lnp white marble, not •■ tra : . i where, ... filled with nothing t'^i marble statues of awry tmaginal : •• ■ ..-■ i ■ description. And on doecr vi^w the children saw that, though frozen and Immovable, they i:a.l .-.(lur In their oheeka like life, and that their eyea teemed to follow ••><: at. There were men. women and children, but >"<'r:s.-a saw with relief that Hal y Noel «ac not t!.. re ■■ivor. poor t).i:.ps!" t^ho s.ii.i. aa li.isid In hand tV.t ana ■■:•:. itl nail la Boor. "\\ hat X orlckad (miry Qolconda must i^-. if we could o:.iy ii.-d the- charm. Otho, and e<t them iii! (re*!* 1 She paused and looked back, but Otho pulled her with him gently. "We must has;e:!. princess,** ho said. "Here Is the door, let us fi through." Roo:u after roi>m they traversed, each differing In every rttprcl from It.- predeceaaor, and each • ■ • .:.(-• ':<>:< tokens of Golconda'a power. The lnt-rl'.r of the Slii:.i:;K Mountain s> <-mcd to have do «-tiu. a::d ;). . grew weary of tin :r search, There tvere ro'.ti.s w;:h r.'.re Ixx>k3 and bronzes arid r" r ti:rr«. thTOOCb w :.!• h they would hay« wlabed to llncer; r •■:! >? wit!: r:- at fotmtalna In the central where tt.< water, s;<iutii.g to thu ceuintf. took strn:.i.-»- forma an I olora. But on :;.•■> went luelliliaaijr. trylna; not to be lured aside t .r : ■ iiilnMnta. and ■atmdeo '.? p- a\\ Th-- ttme bow they -A'itj;,i know Qotcoada*! own null in ml they nll Iwni it. They i\'i' paaslnc through a ro i;n draped In !.;.:.r;::irs i • *•■'.'.<:< brocadeL Cpon the bn wonderfnl peacocka were embroidered in blue and ■old, »';d tis the liaiiKiMta nrayed ;:> '•.<> breeae tde peacocka aeemed i" t.^k" Ufa and l>ow inward the <!.:!:•:.. aa If 1-,\:'.;:.kT them to >.•'• iif-.-iror. tbOM," aaM Otno going t iward th.-m. but Kerteaa drew back. Ph«- Felt auddenly afraid. ••>»o. :.o. let bb cc ■: thla direction/ ahe cmli); and just at thai moaajent aha beard a f^iml thai canard her to humi her bead nri'i Satan Intently. "What is it?" a«-);ed Otho. wiio had heard r.ot !.!nsr. Hut stariaaa ria'in no reply. Ph« waa Istenlng <:ti(f:r!y, afraid to breathe i- ■ t sh«s ?huiiM not beat ilpi BOSnd f* 1 * Acain It fanw, and she ran oulckly to tha other end <>T the room, away from Baa boartns paaooeka. She parttd the brocadod hangings nr.d looked for a door, but In vain. "OqOM this Way.*" f.-<:.! Otho, ko'tir- In the direc tion of the i>r-a -0.-ks. i.nt N. riasa > ailed him back. "I><j ■ i • > t bo there, aha bbM; "they look wicked, and nill do us s< me barm. Otho. l urn tore t hf.'irJ" — She li.-i • :.< tJ a^Miri. .-.•l a smile broke war i.<r Eaoo. "Jt la. 1 ara sure it if," pho ealJ. holding up her hand: "listen." And from 1.r1,1:,d the h^riplnjjs Ot>io heard a bahy*M cry. Ha, too, aoua;ht for an openlna^ T'j> ■bA down they want; i."T a --i^n ■ door rouid they T.rA. nr.d ittll the peaeo ka bowed deferonttally like mnriii..ri!»H. t!,eir acada all it. tvtng together ;if If worked by ma< binary. But ItHl Ntrlssa refused to n ::. o.t;r Otra Hon. "It waa ban I heard the cry." f>he paid: "or.d Fomewh..re near here baby Noel Is hidden, oh. let ti£ eearf h apain." And preaestly th«*!r parJenca was rewarded. Behind tlie !:.ii)irlnps they found ■ door with a Hay loMen key auapended from the wall. Indeed. it wr!" t!-«i key which attracted their attention, for tho c:->nr waa 1 CTmnlnaiy contrived that they mlpht bare Epeni . lUettma in ?-arch of it had not the k>'v ! eon •• bdhle. As Nwiata Inserted !t In the lock the peacock* leih . aa if dlaappototod, startling Urn children terribly. V.'hen. the do>r t=wun«: open th"y round them rr\vr* ir. :i smnil roi>m carpeted with bright (;r<-on moss while ihe vall< v.-tt- completely covered with p'.r.k beather. it looked nora like a woodlnn.i jr:.»J' thai :i room, bat they bad nr-^n so many wor.dcr« n Golconda'a ktecdom that they hardly !• :i aurprhwd ;•: the «=i*rht. XUa room aeemed full of sunshine; beea wmh i -:rz.r r, ::i ;>•»! o it of the heather bloaaoma: a tiny rlrulct sounded i:i the dtatanca; It waa \■■ th« arooaa ba bar (athefa ki:iv<!.irr!, Keriaaa thoacht, and har.'.iy l.ad the m<'.i wxurred to bar 'har. shu eanirht *=:^lit of a tiny hammock slu:.j; from (it, t.f thf walls. It swayed to and fro as if In a jjer.tle breet<\ f.n-1 what was Kertsoa'a loy to Bnd, lytnar within It. her Bttlo baby brother. Prince Noel. Cast rsiee^r ,T.-> be .■or.ti;iiie.l.> HOW HE FOUND A DIAMOND. A« a party of Bngtlan aoldSera In India was re lUlUlilC one day from a phootfr.p trir. one of th<> men ptck< ip a Btone that lay la the path and rarrles^ly threw it neair.st l rock. It broke Into many iii<y»», and a beautiful pebble rolled <>ut. He picked ii up. glanced at it, and said to a c «*■ panion: TU keep this pretty pebble *r • m«mento of the most • 'it less shooting trip I ever went 0r.." A few days !ater. when In Bombay, he want Into a Jewellers shop to have his watch repaired. As h« took It from his po ■? the pebble rolled out on the flo->r. A- he. picked It up. he ha-.ded it to 'h<» 1»w.!!. r savlnc. "Mow nui-li will yon give ma for this pel'ble?' "One hundred rupees" (nearly $35). quickly r< pr. ! the Rhonkeepar. His r-aser reply made the soldier think that p. rhapa It was really a .ila.rr.ond. k. he decided to keep U a while longer. r.nd when he v.cr.t to Knglar.,l. aeveral months later, he Bold the pebble for $15,00Ct. MAKE MONKEYS WORK. The N- ilphcrry T.angur. a species of monkey that j« found In Malabar. India, has been taught to we** by the Datives. The. people in Malabar make a preat deal of u«e of the fanning machine, called the punkah, which w»j formerly kept in motion by a native. Now. the monkey takes hi* place, and traveller* Jn Malabar may ■•• dozens c .f the anl mala pulling the cord* that operate tb« punkah. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. AFPJL 17. 1901. LITTLE M E N r an ck \ LITTLE WSMEN Uhe XOonderftil Electric Elephant. CHAPTER XX. MIDNIGHT IN THE JUNGLE. Harold and lone followed tho Grand Canal, one of the great thoroughfares of the empire, from Pekinp to the Tancate Klans River, which Is one of tli» mightiest streams In the world, as It is over a thousand miles lons and 13 navigable by ocean steamers for over seven hundred miles. After leav. tns tho river they began to climb first the foothills and then the mighty peaks of the Nangling Moun tains until they had reached the summit of the range. Then they began to descend, and soon found they were in th« torrid zone and were entering a junKle. In descending the mountains they had passed through as many changes of climate as if they had journeyed from the North Pole to the equator. This is possible, for the range lies so near the torrid zone. The summit of the mountain, perpetually covered with snow, represented the frigid ••■. the sides of the mountain the temperate rone, Bad the baaa the torrid zone. "Hark! What Is that 1 hear?" said lone. "It sounds like the splashing of water." "It surely toea." replied Harold. "And how near It sounds! It does not Beeaa to be more than two hundred yards from us. Lefa find out." Sure enough, • •>.- had to c.-> only a little way When hey came upon a aoene the like of which they had never aeea before, it was weird, Brand BBd horrible, all ii one. Before them lay a broad, dark-colored Jungle river, the Whole scene, along; its banks reflected in Its mirror Bke surface, while aleaptog in the sin were ilajantle crocodiles, whose Jaws, when opened, dlacloaed two rows «if wicked looking, abort, white teeth, and were so large that a man could stand upright inside of the mouth. The ■plashing they had heard had been caused by two of the monsters which were Bchttnc further down the river, slashing th(lr tails in tho water with tremendous force. Overhead siuml.erless monkeys had made a rope chain of their tails, and swung and chattered as If laughing at tha fight, while In :..• water away from the shore five ec six hug« rhtnoceroaaa were ii.-itii;:,^ with their stupendous mouths open showing their red tongues a foot wide as they let the water run In and out to cool .• m. In the branches overhead and fitting from tree to tree were green purrots and flaming red Baatngoao, while here, and thtr« a stork could be seen flying', with its lang legs sticking out be hind. They crossed the Jungle river, and after reaching the opposite aWe, liiiruld followed the trail marked cut on the map for mai.y niile-". It began to grow uark. and our trav»l!«TH decided to stop and vent ure a midnight la tha (athoaalaaa Jungle. They thought that by turning on tho searchlight they would attract all kinds of wild animals to them pi tvaa and could Bee some fine specimens of lions and tigers. Darker and darker grew the forest until you could not eta your hand before your face, and when Harold let the searchlight atrean out into the night it fairly aaaaaad to eat its way through the Inky blackness. For many minutes ull watt still. Suddenly, ns if a pandemonium had broken loose, all kinds of Bounds and noises both near and far began to be beard, and •van the Insects added their buz* and hi a to the general roar, while th« n unkeya jumped chattering fount tree to tree and the parrots aereeched from fright Far away la the f;istne«ss of the Jungle could be beard tha roar of ii< us aad Users and tin- trumpeting of elephants where the light penetrated and awakened tho bee eta of the forest from their slumi*-™. Presently they could sea peering at them through tbe tblck leaves In all directtona where the aearcn li^ht did i!«>t shine, • yea like coals of lire, coming nearer and ■• irer, and accompanying these moving lights nt short Intervals could b ■ heard the angry roar of thu lion or tiger. The elephant stood in a The UttLe man or little woman who sends in the neatest arrangement of this puzzle will receive a sterling silver Trfhune prise p!n. All puzzles should reach this ofnea by April 28. BY FRANCES TRTBGO MONTGOMERY. ILLUSTRATED BT C. M. COOT.ITIGE. (Copyright 'S OS - fe y the Saalneld Publishing Company. N«.w York and Chicago.) PRIZE PHOTOGRAPH. Pent by TTorer.ee TR. T. ,Bmlth, No. 6 Elm-st. t Newton, N. 4, small, circular shaped clearing and gradually the animals one by one ventured into it, stepping cau tiously as they came, each bent on finding out for himself what the strange thing was that had dis tnrbed thtm. Presently into the cpen space stepped a magnifi cent lion with head erect and mane bristling, his tall lashing in fury as he stopped to survey the elephant standing In the centre of the clearing. His mate came creeping cautloualy behind him. On the opposite side could be s<-en a leopard crouching on the lower limb of a tree, while on the edge of the thicket were dozens of animals too cowardly to step out hoi lily like the lion to see what was tha matter. At this Juncture Harold heard an elephant trum pet in tho distance, and he made his elephant trumpet In return. This was answered from all over the forest, the rails reemlng to come nearer nnd nearer. He then turned out the searchlight and with lone waited to see what the elephants would do when they dtocovered this newcomer. They had no sooner turned out tho light than they were surprised to h.ar angry growls and the gnashing of teeth, which grew Jlercer every min ute, and, turning the- lißht on again, they saw that th-- lions. Users, panthers and leopards were simply rhowing eai-h other up. All had come to chew up the elephant, but when they met together unexpectedly they atopped to put each other out of the way! As the searchlight biased out upon them they fled back frightened into the forest. The iinht waa turned out again, for by the trem bllng of the earth and tbe crashing of the branchea they knew that the elephant* were approaching. YVhll» waiting for them to appear Harold poured a pint or two of elephant oil on the skin, so that It would have a strong, natural smell about It when the elephants came up to make its acquaintance. As luck would have it. when the first elephant reached th« clearing the moon i-ame out and shed a bright light upon them, if lit up th« cleared Kpaoo where Harold's elephant was standing, mak ing it aa light aa day Tins was fortunate, for it gave Harold and lone a splendid chance to see what the elephants would do when they discovered th» stranger, without having to turn on the search light, which would probably acare thorn away. First came a tremendous elephan*. the largest they had ever aeen. which they de^o,! must be the leader of th- hard. He locked truly appalling with his head raised, eara thrown out. mouth open and trunk raised, displaying his long, sharp ivory tusks gllst< Ing In tn« moonlight. H« gave ono loud. loriK trumpet, which was answered by not less than twenty-flvi« elephants, and the sound was more deafening than thunder. Then he fixed his eyej on Harold's elephant, came forward a fnw steps, i>uwed tho earth anil trumpeted .(gain Oat trr.liiif hl.t ears and swinging his trunk high in the air Ml the Urn- He was evidently i-h ill. nglng HuroWa elephant to a Bsht. Oettlng no reply, he stopped his racket for a moment, then he lacked off and began to trumpet a tain, aa much .m to Bay. "Come on, you coward, i don't want to run my tusks Into a cowardly fellow that won't tljrht.' Then, for fun. Harold made Ms el< pliant trum pet, flop Its ears, ralsi- its trunk In the air. while at the num»» tlmo he threw a hunch of giant lite crack'TH Into it« trunk and tied another to Ita tall. which all l>t'ft.in to go off at one time This aeared the challenging elephant so thai he turned and rtm Harold after him. throwing firecrackers that stung anil burnt as they struck him and explode.!. Art. -r chasing him for a short distant be nnd lone re turn, d to the clearing and bad a good laugh vet us stop here until to-morrow night and see if the elephants don't gel over their fright. " Bo they went to bed. ;.s It was about 3 In the in. 'ruing and they were verj tired. (To be continued.) HONOR LIST ■ Hushetwood, Ranaab McCaJTrey, W Oa> Aen, Hfßinaid Martin.'. feTirna Beiftied, ried Koatam, MoUle Caaaaart, l.iiii.m Tybalt, Lucy a. Ifhaaan. Data M. Cane; Doane R. Ereraoo, He]«>n L. Kly. America Caltsher, Edna llrrtraaan. Helen Clark, William Beward, Joaephine Bmveaa, E*mtal c. C Braddon, a B. Behaealer, Gretehea Neaharajer, Oweidolya BteeWng. Aama Toft, afadeMaa Bek, Beeaie iniipr. Baaaaa Kh.-iiiur. Annie ■eUattar, Grave J. Hoihuad, BopMe Conrad, rCdaabaUi X Tinn. Mamie N. White. Helesj <".. Monti. th. En aaate Baker, J. l rtehalback. Carl Boekaaaa, Frank roraey, Richard Velrtedt, BWaahatk C. Flaro, PlaaM Bchlek, Henry Perry, fiadailc llapanalal and wi'.i- Itim Moil.itiK (IT OLT ANIMAL PUZZLE. Uhingj to ThinK. About. The neatest and best solution of last week's peav sles was sent In by Livingston Post. Cold Spring. Putnam County, N. Y. An interesting book of adventure is offered for the neatest and most near!.- correct solution of puzzles published to-day. Ail papers must reach the office by Thursday. April XL DXAXOKTJSi 1. A third of May; a thick vapor.; to inclose land; twelve times a year; remains of what is burnt, not your.it; a third of May. 2. A fourth of mai-s; past • naa ■■' eat; to convey: absence of conceit; active; idea; not long; a poor dwelling: a fourth of mas*. S. A third of art; ;r.>zt_n water; a stage player; a point. >* third of art. RIDDTLB. My flr»t Is In c I !". aaaJd My second N In earning, and al«" in paid. My third is in Nil-. My fourth Is ! • it not in pi - My Bfth la In • • in moon. My .«lxth la in la *. in soon. My *cv.-nth is In pea • in bean. My eighth Is ii My who • la an uthor whose books voa have -• BIKOUB ACRoanca 1. Each wor.! baa l!vo letters: To explain; to squeeze; Bowers; a bar of metal; Illustrious; a small wind. The initial letters, read downward. apel] a aeaaon of the y-.ir. 2. Four letter words: Two; t'-» wander at will; noting entrance; a bed for bird*: to summon- al way? The Initial lettera BpeU a royal title. S. **'■'-■ ' letter worda: A aateffita af the earth; alcove; employed; to cause to >>o; a famous garden Tho initial letters spell a small animal. WAYS OF MR. OWL. In '■ I:. Nineteenth Centura .!::•! .Aft<-r" •; Boa worth Smith defai the Owl fr,:n :;>■ s!.iT:.lcrs to which his solemn face <-.:u-n givea rtoa.' He gives a number of anesdotea ir^r.i bia ooal experi ence with this biter | i leatuie. "Owl«," be says, "alwayi ralr for l:f<\ and their aaTectioa f<'r one another is as marked as that for their yotiriK. BOOM yean ago I was tapping an aba tree with my cllnm.'.lnjr srt, k. hOpbMI to BN a J;»ck d-iw Bcnttla oat of its hid) - plac. Instead of that. .i brown owl Blowrjr poked Its solemn looking head out of the hole, and remained there, looking down aTpoa mo with its big. moun-.ful. dre:imy eyes. "I climbed the tree. The awl .lid not stir an Inch. I lifted it gently out. Owls, as I have said, are al ways late, not BMea else than feathers: but this one. froth its weight. aaetaed to ba feathers, and nothhaaj else at all. Its eyes slowly glazed; It turned over on Its side, ami .lied in my hand, i law Its fluffy f. .!•(>■ ra apart to sec if I could un ravel tht: mystery of its death. There was one tiny ahathOta In Its skull, and on Inquiry I found that some few weeks before a boy. anxious, like others of hit kit. -I. to 'kill something." hail fired at a big arewa awl widen had come lumbering out of an Ivy tree, It I winter resting pla.-e. The Mrd had vii ad Mha struck it. but had not fallen to tho ground, Basil escaping for the time, had evi dently been dying by inches ever atoea in the hol low in which I hud found it. while her mat-'. faith ful unto death, bad kept her supplied with mice and rats, several of which, quite recently killed. I found in the Beat or stored in the hedaa below. "While the female brown owl la sitti..^. the male bird usually keeps watch on an adjoining tree. THE JUNGLE RIVER. Answers to Puzzles Published April It. DIAMOXD3. 1. L CAN" PBRC 1 Ti a x r> I N •; \V KITE E X D O a M SIR MIO H T SHE T 1 r n a t • HIM FA IK IKS R H IX :: KEG 3 CENTRAL SYXCOPATIOJJ3. 1. Faree — face. 2. Baste — bate. 2. Mrmth moth. 4. Wield— wild. 5. TMbj fa ZIGZAO. PORCH ORATE 3 L. E E T ROAST TOST] sLI D E •V 1. I A X SNA it r. TRUTH ready to do oatUi for her and h- rs agalr.a: .'"' comers. Many years ago. In the pari'h of Staffor.. I aaaal sw:irm!r.g up a- afai IBM tiw.ir.l a large hoi» which aa aa*d llkelv to t-ontain some treasure. When I was a few it et '-p I felt a heavy blow In thu middle of my back, as if my companion bad thrown a rlod of hard ear:h at mo. Turr.ir.g round I raw a brown owl fly i-a-k to hi* post in an ad- Jo!ri:;K «re*. whence he h.id BaaaTM his descent npon me. . rtmtroatii mr ,!irr.;>, and the same attack v. :!s oMrmared with even i.-r«;>rer r'.^r •••» a ~nd and a third lime. In t!-.e boDl>W, wh!:h at last I reached, I toaaal tha wtfa sirtinc: in ■:• iisturbed rcpoaaj anam her yaaas; and tha boaband, having, I suppose. s;:fno>-ntly el,-l:verej his pool by h:s thr>e chargea, and thfnkine th.it there v.as nothlnij f\irthi^r to i"* ili>n.\ and ti;at ro h.ir^i •v.is meant. liow looked on as calmly aa L»la wtf< " OITR NATIVE SHRUBS. Perhaps .'<>w af tha Bttle folk who an H fort unate aa ti> ham baea ba the caaaatrj 'i.irin? t*.* month of Jane, where the rh<xlod<>n<!ro-:s ar.,l "wild honeysui-kie" an<i aaaostadn taunl «r a. waaMasai think that th»-5« three and BUBrji aCHaii Bhj them ar« eoaafaai t>< Hal BMCefl and Kr=!ish --.-ither. of which oversea aaai "to often s^fiik. ar.d wtich l.i aaloua aeea ha fiii* country aanada i I f.ortsts' shops. Jiut this M t:u> fact, iianillnriaal * r-'' while English beat has hef-n ma Immortal the world around, many an American .iocs not wrr-i know laurel when ho sees it In Basjaaßd th.-se Aaaaaaaaa aaanaba are arefally cultivated on the lar>;« CStStajOi ard <«'"v*»ra! pr- vate parks are thrown open to th* posßa at t!>» time of thrlr blooming. People com« many oalaa from the B;;rrui:nainif comillj t» see what hun dreds ad American b-\ys and iiris r.ever take ill* trouble to noM'.e. ttaKaaJl very likely i: grows «n their own farnn or that of their next door nelgn bor. Loiurel and rhodr>dendro:i time In England •■xoites even more Interest than chryaßßtfhjaajaal and rose shows here, and la written aj in ' ■•• 6I * London dallies as an t-v»-nt of Importance. The wild azalea, some:.' called by t!w c'-* Dutch rame of Plnxter bloom, which «a y e the name of Plnxter Hill to the village that has grown to the present city of Albany, though a May flower, often lasts over late Into June, and fa called a member of the many faced h«ata or heather family. This. too. stows almost everr wher« throughout the tJMted ?es. ajaal yet f**' people think of cultivating 11 near enough to their homes to be a household pleasure during the months when it la in bloom. Ir.st-.ad. rr.arsy per sons will spend quantities of money for '■ retain shrubs that are not nearly so efTe<-tive or so beautiful and fragrant, ar.d entirely BKfljhKfl the native blossoms that would cost them only a little trouble. _, All of these wild shrubs prow ftri^iv If Hitein > gently transplanted and cared for. and the HBP" and rhododendron, being evergreen, are a P l **** l^ all tha year axooad June, whi -h in Englana » culled "the month of roses.* might very well °Z called "the month of the mountain laurel." for ■ k rrown all through N»w-En>r!;n.i and the ? lu Vz,t West, and as far so it aa Northern GeoCgHl • BJ Alabama. COSSACKS AS HORSEMEN. The finest horsemen In the world are to •■ fo**" among the Cossack soldiers. As warriors they are said to be ahsolut-ly foarles*. aatraaal almost *' little for their own lives as for those of their ene mies. In a charge, they outclass all other troop'- Notwithstanding their bravery, the Russians say that they are of little u.«e in the sctenrtfle foraaa of warfare. They hi.« little •'■nse of discipline. a fact which make* it hard for them to obey order*. and they have not the patience to make the slow strategic moves no necessary In modern warfare. SCHOOLBOY YEARS AGO. Here Is the account of a day of a German school* boy of thirteen years, forty years ago: "I ejst aa> at 5. or even earlier, and work till 7. go to school. play the violoncello at 11. the piano at 12. then din ner, then school ural-; then coffee and gymna siJc e\erfl^.-«. thep wnrk pcnin -HI I .-an eet fresn lr the r*rden. which is Imi -"»'»|hle In this heat aTawfag the day. I eat only a roll from I in the aaaaajaa^ till 1 o'clock, and drink no coffee early. aa«l •* often feel rather ralnt."— (American 80/.