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| A Violin Equipped j
I With a Trumpet j
A new violin hae recently been Introduced In London. Its chief characteristic is
th» use of a diaphragm and resonator. The vibrations of the strings are oonducted
by means of an ordinary violin bridge, whioh rests upon a rocking lever, to the
diaphragm and resonator. The disc or diaphragm, which represents the belly of an or
dinary violin, is free to vibrate, the result being that when the strings are set in
motion by the bow, the bridge and rocking lever vibrate accordingly, and thus every
vibration is transmitted to the diaphragm. The latter sets in motion the air contined
in the resonator or trumpet, whioh augments and distributes the sound. This in
strument gives forth the rich, mellow tones that are supposed to come from an or
dinary violin only after, at least, a century of use.
TKe Arch Known to Solomon
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"I made me gardens and planted trees —I made me pools of water," says Solo
mon (Eecleslastes 11, 5, 6). The pools once again after the lapse of centuries are to
supply Jerusalem with water, and the pipes from the pools to the city—some six
miles—follow the course of the old acueduct that Solomon built for the same purpose.
This remarkable enterprise was brought about by a season of drouth which im
posed great hardship on the people of Jerusalem. The sultan authorized under
taking, on July 4, last. It will cost $25,000. From the old pools—we would call them
reservoirs now—the pipes run past the orchards of Urtas, through Bethlehem, past
Rachel's tomb and Mar Elias, across the plain Rephaim, across the valley of Hin
nom, around Zion and into the Tyropaen valley. In opening a tunnel made for the
ancient aqueduct and used by the new was found the arch here pictured from "The
Oaks" magazine. It is almost perfect and demonstrates that the arch was known
before the time of the Greeks and Romans.
S. L. Beckwith, Atlanta Constitution.
In the evening, seated on the broad
veranda, watching the sun go down be
hind the palm-crowned hills, hearing the
hum of active labor all about, winding
up the affairs of the day, seeing the carts
laden with milk wind down the hill to
"ward the city, my host gave me an out
line of his methods and purposes; like
wise by dint of a few hints I learned
something of his life and struggles in
He is the son of a poor Catalan, one of
t.he most sturdy races of old Spain. He
had a boyhood of privation, a youth of
toil, and now is passing through a
etrenuous manhood, though success has
grown familiar to him. Fifteen years
ago, without means, he saw an oppor
tunity to make a handsome commission
on the Bale of some mining property.
Neither he cor his principals could speak
a word of English, and he was not will-
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Miss Helen Hall, Contralto.
Miss Helen Hall, one of the most prom
ising vocalists of the city, has by her at
tainments and her charming personality
already won a most enviable rank among
Minneapolis musicians. Possessed of a
Ing to trust to an interpreter. The
business had to be conducted through the
medium of English, as the buyers spoke
no Spanish. He succeeded in postponing
the sale for six months. He went to
Washington and entered as a pupil the
Jesuit college. For five months he la
bored at the language, and, returning to
the island, he consummated the deal,
being able to conduot the business in
English, his profits amounting to $10,000,
the nucieus of his present large fortune.
He now owns one of the largest sugar
estates in the island, near Saguay la
Grande, owns this handsome estate of
Santa Teresa, and has a large cattle
ranch in the center of the island. The
handsome horse which he was driving
that afternoon was foaled on his place,
and he is making great efforts to improve
the native horses and cattle. He likewise
owns seme very valuable city property in
Havana, and half of the village of Man
agua pays him censos or ground' rent.
contralto voice of unusual strength,
quality and range, she has by sheer in
dustry reduced it to perfect subjection.
With all her reserve power, she yet im
presses one with the delicacy of her at
I* de V. Matthewman in January Smart Bet.
W© can always see why others should set
& good example.
Any fool can find fault; most fools do.
It is easier to (buy the good opinion of the
world than to merit it
Appreciation Is not always shown In a man
ner in which it is appreciated.
Empty barrels make the moßt noise; after
them come those who have emptied them.
Every man has in him the capacity for run
ning aoin© business—usually some other
inan'B business.
Every man who shows that he thinks as
highly of himself as we do of ourselves we
set down &a conceited.
A Strange Medieval Delusion
Lynn Tew Sprague, in Outing.
A gentleman of Auvergne goes hunting
and i 3 attacked by a huge and ferocious
wolf. The beast is invulnerable; the man's
gun has no effect. In a terrible hand to
paw conflict the man has the good luck to
hack off one of the brute's forefeet and
escapes. On his way home he examines
the trophy, and finds to his astonishment
that it has turned into a woman's hand
and his wife's wedding ring encircles a
finger. At home he finds his lady nursing
the wound. What should a good medieval
Christian do? He denounces his wife as
a were-wolf and she is burned alive at
Riom in the edified sight of thousands of
the pious.
There were Intermittent fevers of were
wolf frenzy; the belief In them was as
wide and as deep and as common as the
belief in ghosts. Accused persons were
tried before bishops of the church, and
condemned to the wheel or the stake on
the slightest suspicion. An alibi from the
scene of the crime counted for nothing,
since the malignant spirit on entering a
wolf's skin might leave behind its human
body if it listed. And to add to the public
credence confessions on the part of the
accused were not wanting. Baring-
Gould has collected many of these stories,
and wierd reading they are. England,
Germany and France were infested with
were-wolves and instances of belief in
them may be found among the peasantry
at this day. In the sixteenth century
such credulity was common. Bishops of
the Catholic church in Germany solemnly
declared: "Were-wolves far more de
structive than true and natural wolves."
It Is not to be wondered at that with such
a belief in the very air insane delusion
sometimes led .the feeble-minded to the
conviction that they themselves, were in
deed were-wolves.
A man was once given a large dog to take
care of toy a friend who was going abroad.
But the. dog annoyed him by always sitting
\ in his best arm chair. #
One day a splendid idea struck him. Ha
came into the room and found the dog in his
usual seat, so he walked to the window and
"Oats! cats!" , '
Up jumped the dog and rushed to the win
dow, while the man went and sat in the
, chair.
A few days later the dag walked Into the
room while his master was sitting in his arm
chair. Going up to the window he (barked
loudly. \j7'+U
The man sot up to see- what "was the mat
ter, and the dog rushed and secured the chair.
Mezieres, France, has probably the dis
tinction of having the first motor car savings,
bank. It consists of an electric motor car
riage containing four seats, one for the driver,
two for the clerks, and one for a cashier. The
i chicle carries a £ small safe, and folding
shelves make a desk for persons standing
outside the vehicle who are depositing. It
travels about the country,' making short
stops in the village on stated days, and re
ceives such sums j as the inhabitants of the
neighborhood desire to deposit. .
New York Times'. g, •
A well known New Yorker, who recently
returned from London, says that he had a
funny experience there. He was stopping at a
family hotel that had a wheezy elevator, or
"lift," as the English call it.
His room was on the third floor, and he
used the "lift" several times every day. After
he had been stopping at the hotel about four
days he discovered one morning a neatly
written sign posted up alongside of the eleva
tor shaft on his floor. The sign read:
."Guests will please walk downstairs, as the
lift is only used for ascending." _
The play a poor man must amuse
And give to him a, joy complete;
Of course !he has exalted views . ;
Who occupies a gallery seat.
—January Smart Set.
Admire Courage.
- ' Tit-Bits.
He—The articles in the newspapers^ about
the danger of contagion from kissing are very
alarming; don't you think so?
She—Well, perhaps; but we women admire
courage in a man.
tack and the smoothness of her delivery-
She has for three years been the pupil
of Fraulein Schoen-Rene, and they have
been years of steady improvement. The
Bel Cante method, conceived by Cocini,
improved by the elder Garcia and handed
down to the teachers of to-day through
his pupils by the famous elder L&mperti,
has certainly worked wonders with Miss
Hall's voice. It has given her repose of
manner, excellent enunciation, ease of de
livery and has permitted the bringing out
of what may be called, for lack of a bet
ter term, the heart quality in the voice.
Miss Hall is a member of the Plymouth
church choir, and was selected by Camilla
TTrso for soloist on her tour of the west
last spring. She ha-s appeared here fre
quently in recitals and concerts, her last
notable appearance being at the Danz
concert, two weeks ago.
What the 'Con' Sees
"Funny things happen on streetcars,"
beg-an the philosophical conductor, "and
sometimes things happen that ain't so
funny. I suppose men who are on the
lookout for queer kinks in human nature
can find 'em almost any old place around
a city the size of Minneapolis; but I don't
know of any class of men who have to
rub elbows with more different kinds of
folks than the street car conductor.
"I've been on this line a good many
years now and I know by name lots of
those who use it. Many of them always
have a cheery good morning for me when
they board the car. Others, of course,
never notice that I'm on earth.
"Have you noticed that men do not
give up their seats to women as they
used to? No? Well, it's a fact; and they
don't always sneak down behind a news
paper, either. That used to be a favorite
trick, but it has rather gpne out of fash
ion nowadays. How do I account for it?
Well, women are more self-assertive than
they used to be. They ain't so much the
'gentler sex' as they were ten years ago;
and the new generation—the kids, the
chaps in college and the young business
men—don't indulge in those little cour
tesies that were practiced by their fath
ers. Nowadays an old man will get up
to give his seat to a woman far more fre
quently than a youngster. I'll say for
the younger fellows, though, that they
usually arise when an old lady comes into
the car, even though they will permit a
pretty girl to stand and be pushed about
by the crowd without giving her a
"Of course, we conductors hare to put
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Caroline B. Le Row has recently put
forth a very clever little book, "English
as She Is Taught," which is full of the
good things in the way of humor un
consciously perpetrated by children striv
ing to learn. Here are some quaint defi
nitions of words noted by Misg Le Row.
It will be noticed that in all of these in
stances the sound of the word, or the look
of it on paper, has misled the child:
Alias, a good man mentioned in the Bible.
Ammonia, the food of the gods.
Auriferous, pertaining to an orifice.
Emolument, a headstone to a grave.
Eucharist, one who plays euchre.
Ipecac, a man who likes a good dinner.
Republican, a sinner mentioned In the Bible.
Plagiarist, a writer of plays.
Demagogue, a vessel containing beer and
other liquids.
One of Miss Le Row's boys produced the
following sample sentence:
The men employed by the gas company go
round and speculate the meter.
In the following sentences the little peo
ple have some information to conv*ey,
every time; but in many cases they failed
to connect; the light always went out on
the keystone word*.
The coercion of some things is remarkable,
as bread and molasses.
Her hat is contiguous because she wears it
on one side.
You should take caution and be precarious.
The supercilious girl acted with vicissitude
when the perennial time caiine.
Its Invention and Name
Who knows how the sandwich got its
name? This is the way: During the ad
ministration of "Lord Sandwich," says
London Answers, that nobleman was at a
gambling-house (a very usual thing with
him), and in the fascination of play had
forgotten fatigue and hunger for more
than five-and-twenty hours. Suddenly
feeling faint, though still riveted to the
table, he called for anything that was
to be had to eat. The only available food
proved to be a piece of beef and two slices
of bread. Clapping them together for the
sake of expediency, he devoured them
ravenously. The news of his discovery
soon spread, and the waggish papers, giv
ing the newly invented morsel his name,
bequeathed it to his country, as one of
the most important acts of his adminis
Temporarily a Theater
Modern Society (London).
People are just beginning to realize
that Westminster Abbey is to be closed
for four months in order that preparations
may be made for the coronation. And peo
ple are beginning to grumble. It is bad
enough that one of the most interesting
sights in London should be invisible for
so long. But that even is not the worst.
What is to be done in these four months'
work on the Abbey? Is it to be turned
by the carpenter into a conglomeration
of boxes, stalls, pit, and gallery, with a
"view of the stage from every seat?"
We fear that is the idea, and that the
whole character of the magnificent in
terior Is to be temporarily destroyed. In
that case would It not be better to hold
the coronation ceremony at the Hippo
drome, or the Crystal Palace, which are
built for such spectacular purposes? The
whole point of an Abbey coronation is de
stroyed if it be not the Abbey, but a ram
shackle edifice of timber and red cloth
in which the coronation takes place.
In Europe a new kind of match box is rap
idly becoming popular. It consists of a drum
or cylinder, in which matches are placed in
such a. manner that any one of them can,
when desired, t>e moved forward by turning a
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small lever. When this lever is pressed the
cylinder revolves and as it moves a match
falls Into a groove, where it Is gripped by a
couple of catches. The next moment it is
thrust forward, and is lit by being passed over
a rough metallic surface.
Thus, when a match is wanted, all that is
necessary is to press lightly on the lever. At
once the light is forthcomings, and all the
laibor of striking the match on a box and
then holding it in the hand at the risk of
burning one's fingers .is saved.
up with a lot of abuse from men who
know we can't retaliate for fear of losing
our jobs; and sometimes we get it from
women, too. It's all in a lifetime, though,
and you get used to it in time. Some
times we get a chance to square matters
a little bit.
"A fellojv was whistling out here on the
back platform the other night. It was a
queer sort of tune, and I asked him its
name. He said it was 'Tact.' Well, that's
what a conductor's got to hay If
he hasn't got it he's going to be in a mess
pretty much all the time.
Got Even With the Boys.
"The other night I picked up a crowd
.of about thirty young fellows —university
boys, I guess. On the down trip they had
gotten into some kind of trouble with the
conductor, and before they returned to
their clubhouse some 'smart Aleck' sug
gested a way of getting even. So every
one of 'em loaded up with pennies, and
when I went to collect their fares I got
five coppers from each chap until I came
to the last. He only had four cents —lost
the other one, I guess. So he handed me
a silver dollar. That was just what I
i had been waiting for, and I dumped 95
i cents in pennies into his hands. He was
pretty mad, of course, and he made the
usual bluff about reporting me to head
quarters, but he took the money and kept
it. The funny part of it is that he didn't
have to accept all that stuff unless he
wanted'to; and if he hadn't accepted it
I would have been compelled to give him
change in silver. You see, the law makes
nickel and copper coins a legal tender
only for amounts up to 25 cents, but he
didn't know that, and so he just took
It out in kicking.
Awfully Mini l-'o'in.
"There's a young fellow out here on my
line who is quite a uude. He likes long
tailed coats, the same length all around,
and he wears a silk hat and carries a
cane. The other day he got on the car at
the union station, and stood' out here
amoking a cigarette. Pretty soon a friend
of his got on, carrying a small paper par
cel under his arm. What do you suppose
that cigarette-smoking fop did? He be
gan to roast the other man for carrying a
bundle. Said It was 'awfully bad fo'ni.'
It made me sick, but the man who was
getting all that talk seemed to enjoy it.
He honestly did. When the talkative boy
got off he carried an old suit case all
pasted over with dirty stickers, and a
hat box in one hand, and a heavy looking
leather case full of these sticks you play
some fool game with, in the other. You
see, they wasn't bundles; and it was good
form to carry them all right; though it
must have been pretty hard work. Since
then I've noticed him. Half the time he's
Cecil Rhodes is a great purchaser of fowls.
One of his big schemes in South Africa is that
Rhodesia shall be well stocked with poultry,
and at regular intervals hundreds of fowls' are
sent from the United Kingdom to the settlers
in the state.
Some time ago Mr. Rhodes went to see
Oeneral Booth and his farm colony at Had
leigh, and he was so struck with the mag
nificent birds he saw in the poultry-yard
that he gave the head of the Salvation Army
a big order to send all the fowls that he
could spare from time to time to Rhodesia.
The great South African statesman thinks
very highly of the organization of which Gen
eral Booth is the head, and the "Salvation
Army hens," as they are often called, are
responsible for a great deal of his sympathy.
New "fork Times.
A remarkable dinner was that in honor
of the woman who had charge of the
Porto Rico exhibit at the Pan-American
exposition. It was served to ten people
at a cost of $100 a plate. One of the
dishes —barsch a la polonaise—was the
Polish national soup, a dish that takes
six days to prepare. Much of that time
is consumed in making ready the stock.
This is done by fermenting the juice of
red beets, which gives the rich crimson
tint to the finished soup. Into this is
introduced the following extraordinary
combination: Fresh pork. Frankfurter
sausages, knuckles of veal, beef, ducks,
cabbages, mushrooms, carrots, etc.
Pearson's Weekly.
Smallpox played sad havoc among
European royalties throughout the seven
teenth and eighteenth centuries. Two of
Charles I.'s children were carried off by
the scourge, and three of James ll.'s off
spring, including Mary, Queen of Eng
land and spouse of William 111. Louis
XlV.'s son (the dauphin), his grandson
(also dauphin), and his wife and great
grandson, Louis XV., all died of small
pox. Likewise Joseph 1., Emperor*of Ger
many, in 1711; Peter 11., Emperor of Rus
sia, in 1730; Henry, Prince of Prussia, in
1767; and Maximilian Joseph, Elector of
Bavaria, in 1777. Two of our sovereigns
had very narrow escapes from death from
the disease —namely, William 111. and.
Queen Anne.
Back of the gold hills the dying sun,
And the light of day, like a dream, is done;
Like a beautiful dream that we fain would
As misers cherish the gleam of gold.
But dreams drift past—
Too bright to last;
And Night comes fast—and Night comes
O well for the beautiful morning light,
If it but be well for the falling night;
If the heart can say at the death of Day,
"Light has been folded in Love away!
And Love will last
When Light is past
And Night comes fast —and Night comes
Back of the old hills the dying sun,
But rest—sweet rest, with the day's work
•: done!
Weary the day, for all its light,
To the arms of the dear, enfolding Night.
Best from the rod—
Prom the thorn-strewn sod,
In night that is iLight in the love of God.
—Frank 'L. Stanton in Atlanta Constitution.
"I once knew a man who appeared to me
an unessential nincompoop, but he became
a millionaire in two years. I will tell you
how he did it," said Beerbohm Tree. "One
day I met him in the street. 'How well you're
looking!' he said to me. I was flattered and
asked him to dinner, during which he con
fided to me how fortune had come to him.
He wasn't looking at all well. With the
familiarity which is distilled from wine, I
asked him how he, a man of utterly con
temptible brains as compared with the pau
per who was entertaining him at dinner, had
managed to amass so large a fortune. 'I
will tell you, my dear fellow,' he replied. 'It
is the simplest thing" in the world —all tact. I
went up to everybody I met In the street and
said, "How well you're looking!" In that way
I made hosts of friends. They put me into all
their good things, and in two years I retired
from business. Thank you for an excellent
dinner. Gooi-by. How well you're look
ing!' "
No Good.
School Teacher—.Now, Bobby, spell needle.
Bobby—N-e-i-d-1-e, needle."
Teacher—^Wrong. There Is no '1' in needle.
Bobby—Well, 'taint a good needle, then.
Dangerooa Curiosity.
I January Smart Set.
Laurar—Yes, you see she told him her father
bad lost all his wealth, Just to teat his love
for her.
Ada—And then?
Laura—Well, she will know bstter next
toting something big and heavy around,
but it never has a paper eround it. I
guess that's where he draws the line.
The Color of His Transfer.
"A crank got on my car the other day
and started to hand me a roast about the
color of his transfer. What do you think
of that? He couldn't find anything else
to kick about and so he kicked about his
transfer. I told him that it wasn't in
tended for a button-hole bouquet, and
that I didn't, have anything to say about
its color anyway: but he went right on
and never paid any attention. He said the
color wasn't aesthetic and that the color
didn't harmonize. I asked him if he
thought a transfer was a symphony or
chestra, but that didn't stop him, either.
'It's criminal—the colors of these trans
fers,' he said. 'They're bad enough to
make a man commit murder. If I had
my way I'd have every transfer printed in
soft, pleasing tones that refreshed the
eye and appealed to the imagination.'
Then he got off and the motoneer almost
nipped him between the gates. T>»? sig
nal? Well, maybe I did give him the
bell a little too soon, but no harm was
"I made one of these wise fellows that
always know how to run other folks', busi
ness look pretty cheap the other night.
The car was packed. I had a hundred
and ten fares rang up, and of emirse I was
out on the platform;. Couldn't have got
Inside if I'd wanted to. When the car
stopped at Tenth street a man got off
and then I rerached up to give the start
ing signal. There was one of those wise
men right there, though, and he wouldn't
have it that way. 'Wait a minute, con
ductor,' he said. 'Don't you see that
woman wants to ■get off. I looked into
tho car, and about half way up the aisle
saw a woman slowly working her way
toward the door. She was pretty fat
and she had two big bundles, so she
wasn't coming very fast. 'She don't want
to get off here,' I said,; and I made an
other reach for the bell; but the wise boy
grabbed my arm and pulled it down.
'You're in too much of a hurry,' he said.
'Didn't I tell you that woman wanted to
get off? Just pay a little attention to
your business, will you?' I might have
told him to do the same thine;, but I knew
I'd get him later; so I waited. It must
have taken 1 that woman all of three min
utes to get to the door: and by that time
everybody was rubbering to see what we
were waiting for. A lot of them, had
heard my busy friend, and they were
looking around just as folks always do
when anyone sasses the conductor. When
the woman finally reached the door the
■wise boy lifted his hat. 'Now, madam,'
he said. 'Why, what are you waiting here
for?' 'This isn't my street," she replied.
1 knew that," said I, 'but this gentleman
i Love's Sacrifice in 1955 »
"I shall have to give you up!" It was in the year 1955, and as he spoke the
youthful scion of a once noble house buried his face in his hands and groaned aloud.
"Yes," he said, "my darling, much as I love you, I cannot subject you to all the
privations that a marriage in my present circumstances would entail on my wife.
Three weeks ago I was rich and prosperous, the head of a large syndicate that my
father had bequeathed to me, and on the most familiar and intimate terms with-the
emperor. Nothing, it seemed, stood in the way of my continued success. Suddenly,
however, another syndicate loomed above me, and I was quickly overshadowed. And
now, after having been obliged to sell out, I find that all my earthly possessions
amount only to the paltry sum of eight millions and a half."
The'girl at his side never wavered, but, firm and resolute, her voice betraying
the great love and determination that animated her in spite of this terrible blow,
she rushed to her disconsolate lover and threw her arms round his neck.
"My own dearest," she cried, passionately, "why, I would marry you if you were
worth no more than a million!" —Tom Masson, in January Smart Set.
WKicH Shall Rule Bavaria?
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King Otto, who has been mentally afflicted for
Prince Leopold, the regent, -who has ruled a quarter of a century and lias now recov
during two kings' lives. ered.
For twenty-five years the nominal king of Bavaria, Otto, has been insane and haa
been confined in the castle of Furstenried. During those years, as well as during
the latter part of the reign of the unhappy King Ludwig 11., also a lunatic. Prince
Leopold has ruled as regent. But at last King Otto's mind has cleared. If it re
mains clear his title to the throne is plain. But Leopold is immensely popular and
the Bavarian court and people do not care to be ruled by a man of frail mind who
will have now the same view he had when his mind gave away twenty-five years
ago. He was then not much of an enthusiast about the German imperial federa
tion. Moreover the imperial court may not take kindly to his return to power.
The kitchen expenses are one of the
most important items on the yearly bill
of a swell society entertainer. In the
West End of London there are kitchens
on which thousands have been expended,
says Answers.
Apsley house kitchen is said to have cost
£7,000 to build, and this not counting
the silver-plated stewpans worth £20
each, or the copper and other ware
valued at £4,000.
In Windsor Castle kitchen the king has
coppe rand silver utensils worth something
like £9,000, while on fittings alone George
II: expended the sum of £10,000 in order
to satisfy his cook.
But the cream of kitchens is owned by
the Czar of Russia, who soon after his
accession to the throne, spent £80,000 in
remodeling andi refurnishing his kitchen
at the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg. All
The King's Refuge Tower
&x^~"Mm? l(j
The kinß's house at the Tower of London, where his majesty is supposed to tak» ref
uge in times of civil commotion. This relic of ancient days has been brought into promi
nence by a recent discussion. There is now little doubt that he real reason for Its being
bo called is because it was set aside in old en time as a royal harbor of refuge —London
insisted on my waiting.' Then the whole
car began to laugh, and they finally
laughed that volunteer conductor right
off the car. He stood it aa long as he
could; but two blocks was the limit; and
he lived way out beyond Franklin avenue.
"Oh, yes; funny things happen on street
cars, but -we get to expect them. People
p , . „ -- '"" ■■/ I'T^
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the cooking utensils are of solid silver,
while the spice boxes are of solid gold.
His chief cook draws a salary of £8,000
per annum, and he has six subordinates in
receipt of salaries ranging between £,1,000
and £1,500—t0 say nothing of hundreds of
supernumeraries. Altogether the ezar'3
kitchen expenses amount to £120,000
The Shah of Persia's kitchen is the most
valuable in the world, If it is not the most
expensive. The shah could, if he wished,
realize more than -£1,000,000 sterling on
the sale of the contents of his kitchen.
His food is cooked in gold-lined pots,
and he eats his dinner off solidi gold plates,
encrusted with precious stones of price
less value. His jeweled knives and forks
are said to be worth thousands of pounds,
while his marvelous "state" soup toureea
is worth half a dozen large fortunes.
are queer and you never can tell just
what they are going to do next. Of
course women are the worst, but we don't
mind that. It's only when a man makes
a fool of himself that the conductor feel 3
like cutting loose. What number did you
say? Yes. It's one block straight ahead
aa you get off the car. Good night."

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