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An Accomplished Princes*.
Princess Henry of Battenberg, sis ter of King Edward, was one of the exhibitors at a recent art exhibition in Ryde, Isle of Wight. Her picture was an oil painting of Egyptian ruins, and was greatly admired. Princess Beatrice is possessed of many talents, being an excellent actress, it is said, and a fine musician. Mme. Blanche Marches! has said that her accom paniments were never better played than by the princess. A story is told of a celebrated musician who, while visiting at Windsor Castle, was asked his opinion of the playing of one of the princesses. “Madame, you play like a princess!” was the diplomatic reply. Princess Beatrice then played and solicited a verdict. His answer ">n this occasion wa: “Madame, you play like an artist!" Magic of Good Manners. De Quincey says: “More is done for the benefit of conversation by tbe simple magic of good manners than by ail varieties of intellectual power." it is the sympathetic and responsive listeners that call forth the best efforts of the talker. For such are reserved his choicest stories, his finest thoughts. A kindling of the face, a flash of the eye, a ready smile act as inspiration, and interest shown in the conversaton of others stimulates and vivifies their thought. To a good listener the diffident will say what they think and the verbose will think what they say. There is nothing more trying than to find that one’s conversa tion Is receiving but a divided atten tion, and nothing more rude than for a person to pick up a book or paper and look over it while pretending to listen to what one is saying. Many Wooer* for a Widow. There Is h place In western Aus tralia where women are ir great de mand, says the London News. At Coolgardie a carpenter died and his widow had offers of marriage from the doctor who attended the deceased, the undertaker, the clergyman who read the burial service, the local apothecary who made up the medi cines prescribed for the departed and the custodian of the cometerv where he was Interred; likewise from about a score of mine managers and miners. 9he did not accept one of the suitors and departed for her home in Mel bourne. Strange Use for Hairpins. A curious preference of certain pigeons for the uso of metallic ob Jects In building their nests is noted by M. Maurice Dusoller in the Revue Sclentlflque. He asserts that several pairs of these birds that he has ob served In Paris have raised their young In nests made entirely of hair pins. The*© articles they collected In the paths of the Luxembourg. The young pigeons grew up normally as they would in a softer nest. M. Ibisolier believes that there Is a useful suggestion in this for pigeon fanciers, who nre often overanxious, he thinks, to see that their charges have soft ma terlal for their nests. What With What. Asparagus is taking the place of peas to serve with sweetbreads. A row of small baked tomatoes is a new garnish for a roast fowl, A baked tlsh stuffed with mashed po tatoes should be served with little o-xkes of mashed potatoes rolled in egg and bread crumbs and fried. Thin slices of breakfast bacon make a savory garnish for steak; thin slices of pork rolled in egg and bread crumbs are fried as a garnish for fried chicken. PWed chicken, with cream dressing, may be served with cauliflower on the sacno dish. Horseradish sauce, made with cream. Is th<* best accompaniment for roast beef Cucumbers served with cheese Is something new In the world of gas tronomy. biscuits or thin wafers being the accompaniment Oh -esc omelets may be substituted for the usual cheese course. Roman punch was served with the soup at a very swell dinner given at a very swell Newport mansion recently. Grape fruit served as the first course at a dinner was another Innovation. French Fashions in Portieres. Portieres are also another item dear to the heart of the French housewife. Probably because there is a scarcity of floor protection the doors are nearly all protected by a portiere to keep out the cold. Th- se arc made in the moat charming designs possible, end are copied from the models in the national muaeums in thick cotton goods, which coat a few fran. s each, and are made quite ready to put up. with rings and hooks Included in the price. The aesthetic movement In Hnglatid which has permeated Franco tinder the name of "L'Art Nouveau" his Influenced even the Magasln do Nouveautes, so that portieres with a •white or cream background, upon which sickly mauve lilies or lurid mses disport themselves, are now the "grand chic” among the families of suburban residents, if you can pur chase a real Turkey carpet for 29 francs you can also get an art nou veau curtain for 12 francs 50 cen times. What the Crown Prince Studies. The crown prince of Germany has recently entered the famous university at Bonn, where he is the youngest stu dent. The enrollment took place with much ceremony in the great hall, in the presence of gowned tutors and students, and army officers. The rec tor made a speech of welcome, told how the young man’s father, the em peror, had won the hearts of all sb a student, and hoped that the prince would unite serious study with the spirit of youth. Then the prince signed the register amid the cheers of the spectators. The prince will study law. political economy, constitu tional history, the constitution of the German Empire, the history of art. the history of the times of Frederick the Great, zoology, the works of Goethe and Schiller. Sensible Clothes for Children. How broad and strong are the sen sible shoes now worn by schoolgirls! No wise mother will attempt to com press either the waist line or the foot of her little daughter. Little girls should be "expansionists” and have full charge to acquire the capital of health and strength, upon which they must draw in adult life. A “skin tight” dress is a mistake, even if the little maid has a thick waist. It is a shame to put stays or tight under clothing on a little girl before she is 14 years old. She is really a child, and should enjoy a child’s privilege of wearing loose, warm, light clothing which does not Interfere with her movements. Use Tact With Boys. Successful disciplinarians are aware that the chief element in the manage ment of children is tact. Even the most cantankerous hoy may be led by kindly diplomacy. But the good mother brimming over with unselfish devotion forgets that her hoy has sharp eyes and ears and tender feel ings and should be regarded with the same consideration that she shows to a neighbor's child or toward her friends in society. She is constantly offending his feelings by personal allusions and remarks when he is In company. His faults and virtues alike are paraded on all occasions, and his intentions are often misin terpreted. Said a young man re cently : 1 remember how I used to dread going out with my mother just on that! account. I never knew what she I would say, and 1 fairly used to squirm in anticipation when l heard her mention my name. The dear creature was so proud of me and of my fmall achievements, and, with the exaggeration of self which Is so com mon with young people, I always felt that 1 was being dragged into prom inence In the most ridiculous fashion when she talked of me. Another trait of a boy which mothers are apt to ignore through want of tact Is an Intense dislike to being quoted. It is all right if he relates an Incident or criticises a com rade himself, but to hear his remarks repeated vexes him excessively. Many a time have 1 seen a school friend flush up to the roots of his hair with annoyance when his mother all un wittingly has alluded to something he has told her about the hoys. A youth is a queer creature— rough and almost callous In some things, oversensitive and foolishly thin skinned In others, and a mother w ith tact will under stand his many contradictions and earn his gratitude and confidence by humoring them Johann Strauss and the Czarina. When Johann Strauss was tn Russia he received the czarina's com-1 mauds to play before her at a summer resort. He was also requested to re hearse three times before the p< r ] formanc* He bogged to know the! reason, but no explanation was given h! r These were her majesty's orders, am', he could only comply. Still his; astoF hment grew when he saw an empty carriage being drawn by • !m!v of horses slowly back and forth \ in front of his orchestra. Throughout the final performance the mysterious ait was explained The empress, having a sharp attack of gout, was obliged to recline In the car riage. her foot on a cushion, while the concert took place, and the object of the rehearsal had been to accustom the horses to a full string band, lest they should take fright and bolt with their mistress At the end of the performance an exalted dlgdtarv of the court bade Stmusa follov hint to his apartment* whore he conducted him to a splendid grand piano, saving: "Now be good enough to play me all the newest Vienna music." Although he was grentlv fatigued bv h!s three rehearsals and state per-! formance Strauss thought it ex pedient to comply, hut after he had played continuously for over an hour he stopped, saying: "I presume that will be sufficient?” “I ara not at all tired," cooly re joined his excellency. "But I am!” said Strauss, and rose from the instrument. For the Gift of the Stork. Crib covers are practical presents for the wee stranger just arrived or these inhospitable shores. A charm ing ono seen recently was made of the finest India linen, embroidered in silk. One end was left open and buttoned over tile pad which furnished the in terlining and warmth. Another cover is made of a heavier quality of linen, and is embroidered with poppies, in shades of pink and yellow. The stems are worked with a coarser silk, in poppy green. For the outlines of the monogram a deep tint of pink is used, and for the center more delicate shades in finer silk. For a finish for the edge of the linen cover nothing is better than a deep hemstitched hem. Baby’s pillow 's made of the same material as the cover, and is finished in the same manner. If decorated with em broidery at all, dainty designs are used in one of the corners, but they are placed so that the face will not rpst on it. A particularly dainty robe seen re cently was also of fine linen, and scattered over its surface in rich pro fusion were tiny bunches of single blossoms of forget-me-nots and delicate green leaves. The word “Baby” and true lovers’ knots, all in pale ble ribbon design, finished one corner SCi.iething New in Waists. The only attempt at a ne' de paiture in form and cut has been made with long coats or habits to re place the ordinary waists. These habits are worn over lace skirts or skirts of thin material. They are made of silk or brocade tight fitting, trimmed with lace and prolonged in two long coat tails that come over the skirt on each side about to the knee. They have nothing particularly to recommend them except their new ness. Use a pancake lifter to place cookies on the tin, and to remove them when they are baked. Cold boiled potatoes are more appe tizing if a little flour is sprinkled over them while frying. It saves strength in beating bread to use a spoon with a perforated bowl. Cost, 10c. Put worn-out pie tins in the sink cupboard and use them to set crockery kettles In. flub a little butter on the fingers and on the knife when seeding raisins, to avoid the stickiness. if there is not batter enough to fill the gem pan. put cold water in the empty space before setting the pan in the oven. Crockery ornamented with gilt bands or figures should be washed quickly and rained dry, never wiped even with a soft cloth. Hub the inner casing of windows that shove up and don hard with a lit tle hard soap: treat bureau drawers in the same way. Use cheap varnish to attach labels to maple syrup cans, to cans of tea and coffee, to boxes of spices, starch, etc., and all glass bottles. Never leave a glass bottle without a label. To clean a kettle In which onions or other rank vegetables have been cooked rub with a cloth dipped in hot, strong soda water, then wash in soapy water. When black spots appear on dough nuts. drop a slice of raw potato in to the fat and leave it while the next relay Is frying, and repeat. Two one-burner oil stoves are more convenient than one with two burn ers; they nre lighter to handle, take up but lfttle room, and the burners can be used to better advantage. Make covers for kitchen holders in the form of bags with a pointed flap at the open end to slip over a button at the other. Canton flannel is the best material for this purpose. Melted beef drippings or clean tal low is well nigh equal to parafline for covering jelly .If, when it is cold, a little is run around the edge where it has shrunk away from the glass. Canned fruit which shows signs of fermentation can be saved by adding more sugar, some spices and a little vinegar. If it has soured in the least, put tn a little soda and cook until it thickens. Use as a relish with cold meat. Keep pulverised borax on hand in hot weather. Borax water keeps the dish-cloths sweet, cleans silverware, is used in boiled or cold starch, sets red table linen and saves soap. Borax powder sprinkled over fresh meat will preserve dried meats from the attacks of Insects. Use clean, soft rngs to remove the grease from kettles and frying-pans j before washing Wipe all the grease front the meat dishes with rags or pa per. and save all to start the kitchen Arc. Put your hand In a paper hag when you black the stove. Reason for Regret. "1 wish Pd learned to skate,” he said regretfully. Now. previously he had cared noth ing about It, but then never before had he to sit on the bank and watch another fellow take the necessary grip on his best girl to keep her safely on her feet. —i iii.i- ■ A footpad at Lexington, Kv„ killed ! and robbed J, N Hawkins, treasurer of a church KING AND PRETLNDER YOUNG ALPHONSO SOON TO TAKE HIS THRONE. i MOTHER IS NOW REGENT But Carlist Agitators Are Active and Threaten to Strike Before the Heir Reaches His Majority— Don Carlos Now 54 Years Oid— I His Children. Madrid, Nov. 23. This is the la.” year that Queen Regent Christina of Spa'u will rule that country, as on May 17, 1902, King Alfonso will have attained his majority, and, according MARIA CHRISTINA, Queen Regent of Spain. to the Spanish law, will take the reins of government into his own hands. The young king is now in robust health, and leads a very simple life, with no luxury or pretensions. The summer at St. Sebastian is always Kiisg AIfOMO XlUa greatly enjoyed by the queen and her children, as there she leads an en tirely family life of freedom from all court functions, and the king is de- HUNTING DOWN WILD MUSTANGS. A Great Pest to the Ranchmen in the Far Southwest. Sport rivaling in excitement that of a buffalo hunt is scheduled to take place in Washington and Iron counties pnd across the line into northern Arizona on Thursday, when the peo ple of the Canaan district expect lo set forth and exterminate as many desert horse, are so thick in the dis- The hunt is booked to start at Pipe Springs. Where it will end no one pretends to know. The mustangs, or desert horses, as so thick in the dis trict lying between Hurricane Ridge and Kan-ib Wash and over the old Canaan range to ML Trunbill that ranchers are complaining on many scores. The range is being eaten up. gentle horses are being run off. and mauy valuable animals are being shot by mistake by careless sportsmen drawing a bead on supposed desert horses. So the populace has decided that the mustang must go. Two years ago a similar decision was reached. During the progress of tke hunt then 30 were shot and left on the plains, and 1,500 were rtin down and dispatched, with the exception of 30 considered worth keeping. "1 have often wondered why local lovers of sport never come down for such a drive,” said I. C. of St. George. “It is almost impossible to get near the wily animals. A crowd will start the drive. Relays of horses and men are in waiting, and one relay after another takes up the chase until the wild horses are ex hausted. As fast as the boys get within reach they pick off all the good shots that present. The desert homes are well-nigh tireless, but Anally they give out and are corraled. Those of any value are saved, and the rest are shot The hide* being quite a revenue when you consider that a thousand or more are killed off in a , bunch. The mustangs are an in sufferable nuisance, and we simply lighted to have holidays. He has ! been extremely well trained, but in six months his studies will be at an end and he will be a reigning king. He speaks English, French and Ger man fluently. But there may possibly be trouble ahead. A late report from Rome says that the Carlist agitation in Spain is assuming alarming proportions. The agitators are said to be fully prepared to take up arms and promise to strike a heavy blow before the attainment of the majority of the boy king. After the coup Don Carlos is to be placed on the throne. The report further states that the Italian government had notified Don Carlos that he must leave Italy with his entire family. However, the truth of the matter is that the periodically reported Carlist uprisings are not much more than a few loud speeches of sympathizers of the pretender in the cafes of Madrid, ! Rome and Venice. Neither Don Car- los nor his son, Jaime, are very much worried about the pretendership. The former is 54 years old and enjoys a luxurious existence, being as much of a roue as he was thirty years ago when the gossips had plently of material for their scandals. He seemed to enjoy making his escapades public and even the Venetians, who are by no means prudish. were shocked. Don Jaime, his son, is 31 years old and a man of sterner stuff, cast in a more manly mold. Taking facts as he found them, he has renounced his heritage and become a Russian sub ject. In the army of his adopted country he has already won more than a little distinction. He was wounded In active service with the Imperial forces during the recent campaign in China. Maria Beatrix, Elvira and Alix, Don Carlos' three daughtes, are amiable girls, very much taken up with their jewels and fineries and very much worried that they might be relegated to the ranks of old maids. Their in trigues and ambitions are of a matrimonial nature. Maria Beatrix is 27. Alix 25 and Elvira 30. That they are still single perplexes the good matrons of Italy. i have to do something to keep their ' number down.” “Mustang drives are great sport,” affirmed Thomas Judd of St. George. "One cannot get near them. While they are feeding a stallion will mount, guard on a high point, and as soon as a man is seen away they go. The best way to get at them is to wait until they have gone to the springs to drink. They drink so heavily they cannot run far without becoming exhausted and falling. “Milford is simply overrun with them, and scores of thousands infest Nevada. We had 18 mules not long ago that ran off with a herd of wild horses. I warrant our boys rode 1,000 miles before they secceeded in round ing that last one up. Then they got even. They rigged up a straw man and fastened it on one of the mules. The beast took after his old com panions. and they took to their heels in terror. I guess they must be run ning yet, the way that mule stuck to their trail.”—Salt Lake (Utah) Herald WORLD'S COSTLIEST HAY FIELD. Is in New York City, and Is Worth $1,000,000 an Acre. This year's abundant hay crop has filled with rejoicing the hearts of Fifth and Madison avenue residents In the exclusive neighborhood of the sev, nties. New York. The hay field of this section is on a IVa-acre plot valued at $1,000,000 per acre. It has yielded a particularly good crop, and hay is high this year. The owners look forward to getting all of $22 a ton for the hay. This is said to be the most valuable hay field In the country. It Is part of the Lenox library property. It can be Improved only for library purposes, and consequently has been left ass Seld. as the library building is stiff clently large for present require ments. It has 200 feet frontage on Madison avecue. 300 feet fronaee or. Seventieth street, and 300 feet front age on Seventy-First street. The Lenoi library and its yard occupy the- Fifth avenue frontage. The hay field is parti~nia: in valuable, real estate men say, because It is in one unbroken plot and oc cupies an entire block, with the ex ception of the library building. Twenty-five foot lots the same dis tance from Fifth avenue have recently brought SBO,OOO apiece. The plot would make twenty-four twenty-five foot lots. It is a neighborhood of fine houses In the immediate vicinity are th* housts of Mr. Charles Eastman, Mr. G. H. Benedict, Mr. Charles Wiesman Mr. Henry O. Havemeyer, Mr H A C. Taylor, Mr. Richard M. Hoe. Mr’ E. P. Swenson, and Mr. Adolph Hirsch. St. James’ Protestant Episcopal church is on an opposite corner across Madison avenue. From the ward win dows the patients have teen gazing eagerly ever since the harvesting be gan. To them the hay field has long been the most entertaining feature of the neighborhood. MORE OR LESS FUNNY. Mrs. Chatterton (Sunday moraing) Goodness! There go the chmrch bells, John. Chatterton—Yes, hurry; it is time to go and play golf!—Brooklyn Eagle. Hanger-on—What’s making that rasping noise in the next room’ Bailiff—l think it’s a woman filing an application for divorce.—Chicago Tribune. Harry—You have been free to say that this is the most beautiful place you ever visited; but I notice you have not paid anything for your board yet. Fred—Oh, I know that. That’s the beauty sbout it. —Boston Transcript. Hilda —And when you was in the army you actually had to sleep on the ground? It must have been awful. Hugh—Oh, I don’t know. It wasn’t altogether bad. It had its compen sations. There was no janitor, for one thing.—Boston Transcript. Kitty—Well, Harry Slocum has at last asked Miss Waitleigh to marry him. Jane —You don’t say so? When was it? Kitty—Night before last. Jane —And what did she say to it? Kitty—Not a word. She was speech less with delight—Detroit Free Press. “Are you a voter in this precinct, my dusky friend?” "Me? I should say I wuz .I’ve voted heah much as fifty times Yes sah.” “How long have you been a resident of this precinct?” “Who, me? I’ve lived heah goin’ on a yeah-an’-a-half, Sah.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer. “What does Algernon caii his horse less carriage—a mobile, an automobile or a locomobile?” “He called it just ‘mobe’ at first, but I really cannot repeat the names I have heard him call it since.”—lndian apolis News. Mrs. Crimsonbeak— What do you suppose was the first thing that wo man said who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel,, when they got her out?” Mr. Crimsonbeak—l supposed she asked if her hat was on straight.— Yonkers Statesman. “Have you decided to marrv Frau lein Else?” “H’m —I’ve discovered that she spends yearly 8,000 marks for her clothes, and —” “So you are not going to marry?” “Oh, yes, but I shall marry her dressmaker.”—Usure Gesellschaft. MOON RECEDING FROM EARTH. Slowly Increasing its Distance From This Terrestrial Planet Scientists say that the moon is re ceding further and further from the earth, and will continue to recede for countless ages until the terrestrial day is shorter than the lunar month. Millions of years ago, when the earth was a molten mass, it revolved around its axis once every five or six house. The moon then was a part of tho earth, but in time became broken off and became its satellite. As the motion of the earth de creased and the day became longer the distance of the moon became greater. Our day is now twenty four hours long and the moon is 240- 000 miles away. As the length of the terrestrial day increased so did the distance of the moon. The two quantities are connected bv inex orable equations. If one varies, so must the other. Whenever the rota tion time of a planet is shorter than the period of revolution of its satellite the effect of their mutual action is tc accelerate the motion of the satellite and to force it to move in a larger orbit—to increase its distance, there fore. WHEN WILLIE HURRIES (As related by Little Rowland.) My brother Willie he Just always lags And drags— He’s slow as he can be. And mamma has to say: “Come. Willie, hurry, pray." Whenever she Wants him to help, ’cause he's so slow But oh. You ought to hear him when He says his prayers at night I tell you, fhen He hussels up, all right And nearly 'fore I get To where It says to let 'Thy will be done'—both starting even, too— He’s through!