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M us ^Chicago. RuthHaRD/^V'cMfCA&0. 3EE ADItS Wl Mabel ^0tWs*?3 Pa^^Cwoa?. three WILL KNOWN YOUNG LADIES WHO ARC RECEIVING WONDERFUL RESULTS FROM THE USE OF PANDERIWE. KWOWXTOM DAMSBUmt OC-, Mn, K . OOmgt, Juu. W, MX. Dr*r Sin ?Two of tmv tftl frirwU and ayKtf km tern lulac J?' DanferiM for imnl Mfta. W? all commented It ?boat ISr f*m? time, .n* wt ?r? arctei wkick of ?? Ma (Tow IW Umgttt k?lr. For ? month w* tuc4 It one* a day. after thai take f three tiaea a week All of oar halrla mack thicker tkaa Itwaa. aad miac la Mly aeaeateea loebea loayr. It fleema Ihe longer R jet? ttefa-.rlt???. m^.Tantral<~e. ?^.?I?A^ We here show ph..toprap!i? of three young ladles who are having a hair-growing race, the losvr to pay fur all the tonic lined. There la also another agreement entering into the wager (upjn whii h we are not fully informed) concerning matrimony. We will try and show their photogrHphfi Rgnln wh??n the contest 1? closed. 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The question was raised by Representa tive Joseph E. Randall of Louisiana, a member of the House committee on rivers and harbors. Under the act making: ap propriations for river and harbor improve ment the sum of J6.000.000 was allotted for work on the Mississippi river, the appropri ation to become available July 1, 1003. The Mississippi river commission had, under its interpretation of the law, devised a plan for the expenditure of the entire amount under a continuing contract. The chief of engineers and the Judge advocate gen eral, to whom the question was referred, held that there was no objection to making a contract for the entire amount author ized, but that tlie law expressly provides that not to exceed $2,000,000 shall be ex pended for work done in any one year. The acting secretary concurs in that view. New Naval Commands. Commander Ten Eyck W. Vedder, on duty in the bureau of equipment, probably will be assigned to command the training ship Hartford. Capt. William H. Reeder. in command of that vessel, will relieve Capt. William H. Emory, in command of the battle ship Indiana, and Capt. Emory will be ordered to special duty under the bureau of navigation. The German manufacturers of machinery are loud in complaint of the new tariff, whieli puts 3 to 5 per cent on their product, while the tariff of the United States is 45 per cent and the new Austrian tariff is 20 per cent. Trials of Submarine Boats. General trials of the submarine boats, which at the instance of Secretary Moody, will be conducted by the board of inspec tion and survey, of which Capt. C. J. Train is president, have been postponed until October 15. Secretary Moody has declined to avail himself of any of the $500,000 ap propriated by the last Congress for ex periments with submarine boats, until ex haustive trials of those now built have been held. (Copyright. 1903. the B>w?'n-Merrill Company.) CHAPTER VI?Continued. Francis was unusually good-humored that day. Apprised by a herald that the duke end his followers were nearing the castle, he had sent the messenger back announcing a trystlng-place, and now rode forth to meet his guest and escort him with honor to the castle. Upon a noble steed, black us night, the monarch sat; the saddle and trappings crimson In color; the stirrup and bit, of gold: a Jaunty plume of white os trich feathers waving above the Jetty mane. The costume of the king's stalwart figure displayed a splendid suit of plato armor, enriched with chast-d work and ornament ire gold, his appearance in keeping with his character of monarch and knight who sought to revive the spirit of chivalry at a perio-1 u hen the practical modern ten donites seriously threatened to undermine the practices and tradiUons of a once-exalt ed. but now fast-falling institution for the regulation of morals and conduct. By his side, less radiant only in compari son with the august monarch, rode the rank and quality of the realm, with silver und spangles, and fluttering plumes, scab bards gleaming with jewels, and girdles adorned with rich settings. Furiously gal loping behind came an attenuated snow white charger, bearing the hunchback. A bladder dangling ov?r his shoulder, his bng pipe hanging from his waist. Triboulet bob bed frantically up and down, clinging des perately to the saddle or winding his legs about the charger's neck to preserve his equilibrium. "You would better Jog along more quietly, fool," observed a courtier, warningly, "or you will suffer for It." "Alas, sir," replied Triboulet. "X stick my 87>ur? Into my horn*- to keep him quiet, but the more I prick him the more unruly I And the obstinate beast." The king, who heard, laughed, and the dwarf's heart Immediately expanded, au guring he should soon be restored to the monarch's favor; for since the night the buffoon had failed to answer the duke's Jester in Fools' hall Francis had received Trlboulet's advances and small pleasantries with terrifying coldness. In fact, the dwarf had never passed such an uncomfortable period during his career, save on one mem orable occasion when a band of mischievous pages had set upon him, carried him to the scaffold and nailed his enormous ears to the beam. Now. reassured, burning with delight, the Jester spurred presumpt jously forward, no longer feeling bound to lag in the rear. "Go back!" cried an angry knight. "I cannot bear a fool on my right." Triboulet reined in his hoise, but pushed ahead on the other side of the rider who had spoken. "I can b?ar it very well," he retorted and found his proud reward in the company's laughter. The remark, moreover, passed from lip to lip to the king, and the misshapen Jester felt his little cup of hap piness filled once more to the brim; his old prestige seemed coming-back to him; holding his position in the road, he gazr-d disdainfully at the disgruntled knight, and the other returned the look with one of hearty ill-will, muttering an imprecation and warning Just above his breath., "Sire," called out Triboulet, loudly, now above fearing the courtier, knight or any high official of the realm, "the Count de Plselone says he will beat me to death." "If he does," good-naturedly answered the king, "I will hang him quarter of an hour afterward." "Please, your majesty, hang him quarter of an hour before." Thus right pleasantly, with quip ind jest, and many n smart sally, did the monarch and his retinue draw near the mee .lng spot, where at a fork of the road, ber.eath the shade of overhanging branches, were! al ready assembled a goodly group ol soldiers. Beyond them, at a respectful distance, stood many beasts of burden, heavily lad en, the great packs promising (tores of rare and costly gifts. At the head <?f the troopers was a thick set man, with broad shoulders and brawny frame, mounted o? a powerful gray horse. This leader, whom the approaching company surmised to be the duke, sat motionless as a statue, gaz ing steadfastly at the shining armor and gallant figure of the king who spurred to him, a friendly greeting on his lips. Then, lightly springing to earth and throwing his bridle to one of the troop, the foreign noble approached the royal horseman on foot, and, bending his head, knelt before him, respectfully kissing his hand. Grim, silent, with hardened faces, the duke's men regarded the scene, their dusty attire (al!>elt rich enough l>en?ath tha marks ot travel), sun-burned visages and stolid manner in marked contrast with the bear ing and aspect of the king's gay following. One of the alien troop pulled a red mus tachlo fiercely and eyed a blithe popinjay of the court with a quizzical superiority; the others remained, stock-still, but observ ant. "I see you are punctual and waiting, noble sir!' said the monarch, gaily, when the initial formalities had been complied with. "But that is no more than should be expected from?an inpatient bride groom." Then, gazing cwflously, yet with penetrating look, on the features of his guest, who now had arisen: "You appear slightly older than I expected from the letter of our dear friend and brother, the emperor." And truly the duke's appearance was that of a matt of more nearly five and thirty than five and twenty; his face was brown from exposure and upon his brow the scar of an old sword wound: yet a fearless, dashing countenance; an eye that could kindle to headlpng passion, and a thick-set neck and heavy Jaw that bespoke the foe man who would battle to the last breath. "Older, Sire?" he replied with composure. "That must needs be, since living in the saddle ages a man." "Truly." returned the monarch, instinc tively laying his hand upon his sword. "The clash of arms, the thunder of hoofs, the waving banners?yes, Glory is a seductive mistress who robs up of our youth. Have I not wooed her and found?gray hairs? Who shall give me back those days?" "History, your majesty, shall give them to posterity," answed the duke. "Even those we lost to' Charles?" mut tered the king, a shadow passing over hi* countenance. "Glory, sire, is a mistress sometimes fickle in her favors." "And yet we live but for?" He broke off abruptly, and with the eye of a trained com mander surveyed the duke's men. "Dare devils: daredevils, all!" he muttered. "Rough-looking fellows, sire!" apologised the duke, "but tried and faithful soldiers. Somewhat dusty and road-worn." And his eyes turned meaningly to the king's suite; the flashing girdles of silver, the shining hilts, the gorgeous cloaks, and even the adornment of ribbons. "Nay," said Francis meditatively, "on a rough journey I would fain have these lire OF IMMEIfSE BENEFIT Gen. Bates Praises Effect of I . the Fort Rifoy Maneuvers. URGES LARGE GARRISON MANY BECRTJXT8 IMPROPERLY ACCEPTED BY SURGEONS. Favors Transfer of Apache Prisoners to the Fort Reno Reservation?Deser tiorlB Due to Homesickness. Gen. John C. Bates, commanding the de partment of the Missouri, In his annual re port to the War Department makes a num ber of recommendations in the interests of increased military efficiency. "The maneu vers held at Fort Riley, Kan., from Sep tember 20 to October 10, 10O2," says Gen. Bates, "have been reported upon previously, but it is proper to add here they were of immense benefit to tills command, espe cially so, of course, to the troops attending, but also in a large measure to those who were not so fortunate as to be present. The exercises and problems were carefully reported and the published reports set a standard for similar Instruction elsewhere, the beneficial results of which are so evi dent that I wish to dwell upon them with a view to emphasising the importance of con tinuing the autumn maneuvers so auspi ciously begun. In general, it may be said, officers and men have exhibited an Interest and zeal in their military duties that bid fair to soon place their organizations on the high plane of efficiency held by com pany and regimental organizations on the outbreak of hostilities with Spain. * ? ? "It has been impressed upon officers that thoroughness In Instruction, under condi tions simulating as nearly as possible those of war, must be kept strictly in view, and they have been directed to strive for the gradual development of entire units. The progress made has been gratifying." Gen. Bates recommends the discontinu ance of post schools and the substitution of more general and thorough theoretical military education of the soldier under the supervision of his company commander. "The great mass of men who enlist." says he, "have discontinued going to school, either because they have reached the age when men In this country habitually stop such attendance or because it Is distasteful to them. Enlistment in the army does not in any way change their views on this sub ject, and experience lias shown that, with some exceptions, it is not the most efficient class of soldiers who elect to attend post schools." Favors Regimental Garrisons. Referring to the advantages of large gar risons Gen. Bates says: , "The facilities for instruction are natur ally greater at military stations where there are large garrisons, and it is believed our proper policy should contemplate the ultimate building of posts for infantry and cavalry each of sufficient size to quarter a regiment, with accommodations for field batteries where they can be stationed to the best advantage for dr!li and artillery prac tice. Such garrisons would give colonels an opportunity to exercise their proper com mands, and give them experience that would prove of value to the country on the out break of war. We have now a number of colonels who have not had an opportunity unless for a short period, to command a regiment, and we are likely to have a num ber more in the near future. While it may not be practicable for some time to come to station at one place sufficient troops to form a brigade, It is believed regimental garrisons might be realized in a few years. Gen. Bates indorses a recommendation made by Inspector General "Wright that the War College board, or a board composed of officers of the general staff corps stationed in Washington, be placed in charge of all examinations for promotion. Questions in all subjects, he says, should be prepared by them and sent out to a suitable officer at each post, with orders for him to supervise the written examination and. on completion of each paper, forward it direct to the ex amining board in Washington to pass on the officer's proficiency. He also approves a recommendation made by Major Bean, chief commissary, "that the proper feeding of officers of the army and of civilians representing the press of the country and of all military representatives from foreign countries during war. or in actual service In the field when conditions are analogous to those of war, be made a subject of regulations " The opinion is also expressed that a most Important necessity at posts, as shown by the records of the department, Is a first class post baker, either enlisted as such, or employed as a civilian on the same basis as a post blacksmith, post wheelright, post engineer or other civilian employe. Recruits Improperly Accepted. Col. Glrard, chief surgeon of the depart ment, reports that the ratio of discharges per thousand was a little less than thirty one, showing a steady Increase from pre vious years. He invites special attention "to the fact that very nearly one-fourth of these discharges were granted for causes existing at the time of enlistment, and that eaters at my back. They look as though they could cut and hew." "Moderately well, your majesty," answer ed the duke with modesty. "Will you mount, noble sir, and ride with me? Yonder is tiie castle, and In the castle is a certain fair lady wnom you, no doubt, fain would see." .Long gazed the Duke of Friedwald at the distant venerable pile of stone; the majestic turrets and towers softly floating in a dreamy mist; the setting, fresh, woody, green. Dong he looked at this inviting pic ture and then breathed deeply. "Ah, sire, I would the meeting were over," he remarked in a low voice. "Why so, sir?" asked the king in surprise. "Do you fear you will not fancy the lady?" "I fear she may not fancy me," retorted the nobleman, soberly. "Your own remark, sire; that I appear older than you had ex pected?" he continued, gravely, signifi cantly. "A recommendation In your favor," laughed the monarch. "I ever prefer sober manhood to callow youth about me. The one Is a prop, stanch, tried; the other a reed that bends this way and that, or breaks when you press It too hard." "I should be lacking in gratitude were I not deeply appreciative of your majesty's singular kindness," replied the duke, his face flushing with Measure. "But your majesty knows womankind?" "Nay; I've studied them a little, but know them rot," retorted Francis, dryly. "And It Is unlikely the lady may find me all her Imagination has depicted," went on the nobleman, with palpable embarrass ment. "My noble mualer, the emperor, hath ?regarding me still an but a stripling from his own vantage point of age and wisdom ?represented me a young man In his propo sals. But though I'm younger than I look and feel fjo older than I am, how young, or how old, shall I seem to the princess?" "Young enough to bp her husband; old enough for her to look up to," answered the monarch, reassuringly. "Again," objected the duke, meditatively regarding the castle,.,"she may be expecting a handsome, debonair bridegroom, and when she sees me"?ruefully surveying him self?"what will she say?" "What will she say? 'Yes' ?t the altar. Is It not enough?" Deaning back In his saddle the king's face expressed the enjoyment he derived from the conversation with the backward and too conscientious soldier. Here was a groom whose wedding promised the court much amusement and satisfaction In those jovial days of jesting and merry making. "Come," resumed the king, encouragingly, "I'll warrant you more forward In battle." "Battle!" said the duke. "That's another matter. To see your foeman's gleaming eyes!?but hers!? Should they express anger, disdain?" "Let yours Bhow but the greater wrath," advised the king, complalsantly. "In love, like cures like! Let me be your physician; ril warrant you'll find me proficient." "I've heard your majesty hath practiced deeply," returned the noble, readily. In recruits have not always been examined with an amount of care sufficient to keep Improper applicants out of the service. This complaint Is not a new one, as the Identical situation existed last year, and was com mented upon in the corresponding annual report in the following words, which are worth repeating: "It is thus seen that in 33 per cent of the discharges made the cause existed at the time the man was accepted as a recruit. This percentage is a silent stricture on the Inxlty of the physical ex amination to which recruits are subjejcted, and clearly indicates that in too many in stances tho medical examiner, usually a civilian physician specially employed for the purpose, ptrforms his work In an altogether superficial manner.' I consider the employ 141 | of that class of medical men in re cruiting offices as radically wrong." Transfer of Apache Prisoners. General Bates suggests the desirability of the transfer of the Apache prisoners of war now located on the Fort Sill reserva tion to the Fort Reno reservation, giving the latter to them outright. Including the old buildings thereon, which, with some alterations, migiit be made to admirably shelter them. "While the Fort Reno res ervation," says he, "Is not of sufficient size to give to eacli 1H0 acres of land, if it be decided to divide it in severalty. It will give to the tribe more than sufficient to maintain them in comfort, and even lux ury. when they learn to use It to the best advantage. On account of the buildings they would thus receive it Is not Improbable they might view the change with satisfac tion. It Is understood there Is considerable unused land adjoining the Fort Reno re serve which belongs to the Darlington In dian agency, and if thought desirable some of this might, perhaps, be given to the Apaches. If the suggested change be made, the Reno garrison should then be trans ferred to Fort Sill, to the benefit of military Interests. The progress these Indians have made toward civilization la Justly entitled to mature consideration, and humanity dic tates that their Interests be closely guarded by the government." Desertions Due to Homesickness. In a chapter on discipline General Bates says: "With Increased Instruction and larger garrisons the discipline of the command has correspondingly improved, and may be sal?l to be generally satisfactory, although there have been many trials by courts-martial. Most of these, however, have been for minor offenses. The number of desertions continues to be large, and the opinion ex pressed In my report last year, that they are due In a large measure to homesickness on the part of the recruit and to the fact that a number of young men enlist with little knowledge of the life of a soldier, and without mature deliberation, is renewed, as is the suggestion that 'a trial for a few days at a military post is perhaps the best way to determine if an applicant for en listment will probably make a desirable soldier, and it would also enable the man to decide understandlngly If the life will suit him. It Is believed to ho practicable to apply this test In most Instances.' "There were 3.42S? men tried by summary courts-martial, resulting in fl.216 trials, with 5,8!K) convictions and 2'W acquittals. It should be observed, however, that many of these trials were for light offenses that do not demand serious attention. It Is be lieved many of them might have been avoided with advantage, if a more liberal although defined power of punishment was conferred upon company commanders. "Referring to the year ending 1807. It is observed that in this department the num ber of men tried by summary courts-martial was a?.4 per cent of the enlisted strength. During the past year It was 54.0. Several , reasons may be assigned for this unfavor able comparison. The numerous detach ments into which regimental organizations were divided for a time in the Philippines, the introduction of many young and some what Inexperienced officers, and the great number of recruits required for an In creased establishment naturally made con ditions less favorable than formerly. Again | In 1806-7 the anticipated war caused an unusual number of applicants of high char acter to' apply for enlistment. Trials for Drunkenness. "Speaking of the offenses tried by gar rison and summary courts-martial, the Judge advocate states: 'The charges show that 783 are directly traceable to the use of intoxicating liquor. The number of trials by summary courts-martial due to drink cannot be determined from the present re ports to this office, but it is believed that an estimate that SO per cent of the trials are so caused would be conservative.' "The judge advocate is of the opinion the Important change in the administra tion of military justice that is needed in this department is reform In the care and custody of military prisoners and the re turn from the post guardhouse system to the method involved In that of a military prison and this charge cannot be too strongly urged.' In this opinion I earnestly concur. The post guardhouses are over crowded and, what is even more serious, the contact of the men convicted by courts martial, especially by general courts-mar tial with young soldiers 'in good standing is highly prejudicial to the interests of dis cipline.' " LATE REPRESENTATIVE BOREING Only Republican From Kentucky in the Present Congress. Representative Vincent Borelng, who died yesterday at his home in London, Ky? of pneumonia, was elected to the Fifty-sixth Congress as a republican and was re-elect ed to the Fifty-seventh Congress, receiving 34,508 votes to 15.2S1 for Benjamin Smith, democrat. He was re-elected to the Fifty eighth Congress. He was the only republi can from Kentucky elected to this Con gress. Mr. Boreing was born in Washington spite of his perplexity. "Deeply?" Francis lifted his brow. "I am but a superficial student; master only of the rudiments; no graduate of the college of love. Moreover, I've heard the letters you exchanged were?ahem!?well-enough writ. You pressed your suit warmly for one un learned. a mere novice." "Because I had seen her face, your majesty; hud it ever before me In the paint ed miniature. Any man-'?with a rough elo quence and fervor that impressed the king with the depth of his passion?"could well worship at that fair shrine, but that she?" "Forward. I beg you!" Interrupted the king. Womankind are but frail fiesli, sir; easily molded; easily won. She is a woman; 1 therefore, soft, yielding; yours for the ask ing. You are over valorous at a distance; too timorous near her. Approach her bold ly, ahd, though she were Diana's self, I'll answer for your victory! Eh, Triboulet, are our ladles cold-hearted, callous. Indifferent to merit?" "Cold-hearted?" answered the dwurf, with a ludicrous expression of feigned rap ture. "Were I to relate?but no. my tongue Is silent?discretion?your majesty will un derstand? "Well," said the duke, "with encourage ment from the best-favored scholar In the kingdom and the?ugliest, I should proceed with more confidence." "Best-favored!" smirked the little mon ster. "Really, you flatter me." "A whimsical fellow, sire," vouchsafed the nobleman. "When he la not tiresome." answered the monnrch. "On. gentlemen!" And the cav alcade swept down the road toward the castle. Far behind, with cracking of whip, followed the mules and their" drivers. CHAPTER VII. The Court of Love. The rough Norman banqueting hnll, with Its massive rafters, frayed tapestries and rude adornment of bristling heads of sava ge boars, wide-spreading antlers and other trophies of the chase, had long since been replaced under the king's directions by an apartment mora to the satisfaction of a monarch who was a zealous and lavish pa tron of the brilliant Italian school of paint ing, sculpture and architecture. Those bar barous decorations, celebrating the hunt, had been relegated to subterranean regions, the walls dismantled, and the room turned over to a corps of artists of such renown as Da Vinci, Francois Clouet, Jean Cousin and the half-mad Benvenuto Cellini. Where formerly wild boars had snarled with wicked display of yellow tusks from the blackened plaster, now Cleopatra, In the full bloom of her mature charms, re clined with her stalwart Roman hero In tender dalliance. Where onoe the proud and stately head of the irajestlc stag bad hung over door and ITH the issuance of the October number, now on the newsstands, is answered squarely the question of supremacy among the magazines for woman and home. In your selection of a magazine you may choose from two classes?those you need and those you read for recrea tion?or else you take THE DELINEATOR and combine both. 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It Is an autobiography and is the predicted success of the year, f J. C. Hemment, the world-famed camera expert, be gins one of the most remarkable series of photographic articles ever presented. They relate to his personal adventures at home and in foreign lands. HThe Silent Partner, by Lynn Roby Mee kins; A Florida Cracker, by Virginia Frazer Boyle, are promi nent among the fiction features, while the departments are fuller than usual of good things, with especial Interest centering in'the children's pages. x x If the "most necessary" of the magazines for Woman is that one which helps most in every hour of "her" day and brings its after-hour of fascinating leisure-reading when the day is j over, then, surely, "JUST GET THE DELINEATOR."*Of your newsdealer or any Butterick agent at Fifteen Cents a copy, or of the publishers, One Dollar for an entire year. THE BUTTERICK PUBLISHING COMPANY, LTD., 17 West 13th St., N. Y. county, Tenn., November 24. 1839, and in 1847 moved with his parents to Laurel county, Ky. He was educated at Laurel Seminary, London, Ky., and at Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tenn. At the outbreak of the civil war he en- ? listed In the Union army, in Company A, 24th Kentucky Infantry, and shortly after ward was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant for gallant and meritorious con duct. He was severely wounded at the battle of Resaca, May 14, 1863, necessitating: his return to his home In Kentucky. From 1805 up to 1898 he held several county of fices. and was prominently Identified with the development of eastern Kentucky. In 1875 he beg:m the publication of the Mountain Echo, the first republican news paper published in eastern Kentucky, and now the oldest republican journal in the state. From 1887 until his death he was president of the First National Bank of London, Ky., and the Cumberland Valley Land Company, the latter an organiz ition panel, now classic nymphs bathed in a pellucid pool, and the only horns were thosa which adorned the head of him who, ac cording to the story, dared gaze through the foliage, and was rewarded for his too curious Interest by?that then common form of punishment?metamorphosis. Overhead, vast transformation from the great ribbed beams of oak and barren In terspaces, graceful Perl floated on snow white clouds and roguish cuplds swam through the azure depths, to the edifica tion of nondescript prodigies, who consti tuted the massive molding, or frame, to the decorative scene. The ancient fireplace, broad and deep, had given way to an or nate mantel of marble; the capacious tan kard and rotund pewter pot of olden times, suggestive of mighty butts of honest beer, had been supplanted by goblets of silver and gold, covered with scroll work, ara besques or chiseled figures. In this spacious hall, begllt, bemlrrored, assembled on. the evening of the duke's ar rival, Francis, his court and the guest of the occasion. From widespreading chan deliers. with their pendent, pear-shaped crystals, a thousand candles threw a flood of light upon the scene, as 'mid trumpet blast and softer strains of harmony, King Francis and good Queen Eleanor led the way to the royal table; and thereat, shortly after, at a signal from the monarch, the company seated themselves. At the head of the board was the king; on his right, his lawful consort, pale, com posed, saintly; on his left, the Countess d'Etampes, rosy, animated, free. Next to the favorite sat the "fairest among the learned and most learned among the fair," Marguerite, beloved sister of Francis, and her second husband, Henry d'Albert, King of Navarre; opposite, Henry the dauphin and his spouse, Catherine de Medici; not far removed, Diane de Portlers, whose dark eyes Henry ever openly sought, while Cath erine complacently talked affairs of state with the chancellor. In the midst of this Illustrious company, and further surrounded by a plentiful sprinkling of ruddy cardinals, fat bishops, constables, governors, marshals and ladles, more or less distinguished through birth or beauty, the Duke of Friedwald and the Princess Louise were a center of attraction for the wits whose somewhat free Jests the license of the times permitted. At the foot of the royal table plaoes bad been provided for Marot, Caillette, Trlboulet, Jacqueline and the duke's fool. The heads and figures of the ladles of the court were for the most part fearfully and wonderfully bedecked. In some instances the born-shaped bead-dreas had been fol lowed by yet loftier steeples, "battlements to combat God with gold, silver and pearls; wherein the lanoea were great forked pins, and the Arrows the little pins.' With more simplicity, the Princess Louise wore her hair oased In a network of gold and jewels, and the austere French moralist who as sailed the higher bristling ramparts of van ity would, perhaps, have borne in silence this more modest bastion of the flesh and the devlL that has done a great deal toward the de velopment of the mineral resources of that section. In 18SO and lftSKt he represented the Methodist Episcopal Church as a lay delegate at its general conferences held in Cincinnati and Cleveland. Ohio, and In lSS!t was elected commander of the Grand Army of the Republic for the Department of Kentucky. Venezuela's Wish Is for Peace. Dr. Hernandez, the Venezuelan minister here, has received a dispatch fr6m Minis ter of State Urbanaja authorizing the le gation to deny the reports emanating from Wlllemstad and published in this country, that Venezuelan troops have been sent In the direction of the Colombia frontier, and suggesting that war between the two coun tries Is inevitable. The dispatch says that Venezuela is at peace and desires to re main so. But the face beneath was a greater dan ger to those who hold that beau4y Is a men ace to salvation; on her cheek hung the rosy banner of youth; in her eyes shone tho bright arrows if conquest. And the duke, discarding his backwardness, as a soldier his cloak before battle, watched the hue that mantled her face, proffered his open breast to the shining lances of her gn/.e, and capitulated unconditionally before the smile of victory on her blood-red lips. With his great shoulders, his massive neck and broad, virile face, he seemed a Cyclops among pygmies in that gathering of slender courtiers and she* but a flower by his side. "I thought, sire, your duke was timorous, bashful as a boy?" murmured the Countess d'Etampes to the king. "He was?on the road!" answered the king, thoughtfully. "Then has he marvelously recovered his assurance." "In love, madrim. as In battle, the zest grows with the fray," said Francis, with meaning. "And the duke is reputed a brave soldier. He looks very strong, as if?almost?he might succeed with any woman he were minded to carry off." "To carry off!" laughed the monarch. " 'Tis he. madam, who will be bound in tethers! At heart he's shame-faced as a callow younker." She willfully shook her head. "No woman could keep him In leading strings, your majesty. There Is something domineering, savage, crushing, in his hand. Look at It, on the table there. Is it not mighty as an iron gauntlet? What other man at the board has such a brutal hand? The strength In it makes me shudder. Will she not bend to it; kiss it?" With amused superiority Francis regarded his fair neighbor on the left. "Women, madam, are but hasty Judges of men," he said, dryly, "and then 'tis fancy more than reason which governs their verdict. If the duke should seem over-confident, 'tis to hide a certain modesty, and not to appear out of confidence in so large a company. "And yet, sire, at their first meeting he did not comport himself like one easily put out," persisted the favorite. " 'Tls with a cold hand you welcome me, princess,' he said, noticing her insensibility of manner. Then rising be gazed upon her long and deep, as a soldier might survey a battle field. 'And yet,' said he, still holding her fingers, 'I'll warrant me, warm blood could course through this little hand.' At that the color rose in her cheek: behold I the statue was touched with life and she looked at him as drawn against her will. 'If my band be cold, my lord,' she answered, cour teously, It belles the character of your wel come.' Whereupon he laughed like one who has bad a victory." "Beshrew me," said the king, modifying bis last observation, "if women are not ali eyes and ears! I neither heard nor saw all that. A little constraint?a natural blush to punctuate their talk?the meeting seem Bd c**jventional enough. 'Tis through your 3wn lomantic heart you looked. Ana*I" (To be continued tomorrow.)