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A TEAM OF TRAINED LAMBS.
Tin- strangest loam over put In hnrncKs is the "spike" tnndeiri 'Jrlroh by little Miss Uackliffe <?i C'arlnna, Me. This lenm cnnnlsls of three well iralnod biiieU fneo'l Iambi* named Shabby, Shoddy ami Shady; They were taken When :: months "id arid !?> kind treatment nod gentle usage were made perfectly obedient nriti as responsive tu the relnaris well trained horses, i ; ? , ; ,ii itieir little driver is a large Mock owner and spent much time .a Use training of Ins daughter's pets. Thoy have been driven as far as 17 miles in . day rind after their long Jaunl did not seem tie' least exhaust !. The riet! mpnnying picture shows the strange team hitched to u sleigh. .:h ti;. ii iv.onl little owner "ii the bos handling the ribbons. TO GUARD Till; DEAD. | Pi the BCttvoyni'd n'f the parish of] 'tiny, in Aberdeehshlre. still stau1-: ii'- of th; old fashioned "Watching i u'jfcs" in which tlio relatives of de-j ! o:i<38 were In the habit of itching over the new made graves <'t' 10 tioud. In the beginning ? ?! the cen ?:i*y nearly every cemetery possessed >no or several of Ihesc watch houses, >r In those times body snatching was .. ?ro common than it is nowadays. A SOUVENIR BOWL. The bowl shown in the nceompany r illustration is not exactly n beau : i piece of work, bul i.s nevertheless igllly prized by its owners. For St irs it has remained In the possession /. the Bruun family In Ayrshire, Eng? land, and ?was constructed by an <>fi". cer of that namo in commemoration Of the battle of Waterloo, fought on Sunday, June IS, 1815. This bowl Is of common stoneware and stands a little over 4 inches high. It Is a dark gr< n In color with a semicircle of white, within which is a Scotch soldier's Lo:: net. A PRINCESS' PET. Newmarket Nicety is the name of lb fucui lie di ??_at 11... im.of most of her canine pets, of which she has a small army, in the handsome and costly appointed kennels of Snndrlng hum and usually has an exhibit at the more notable London <!o?r shows. Wales. This pet l?f loyalty is a graceful coin.- of pure cattle nml white coloring and lias a pedi? gree about us long as Unit of ,her royal high? ness herself. The princess keeps THE ADVENT OF THE AUTOMOBILE. Tfin horse, os a machine, has lila drawbacks. One is that lie wears out too soon. Another is his gen cral unreliability ami Iiis tendency to spavin and heaves when overworked. , His fuel is comparatively expensive, I and whether he is working or Blnnding idle it must lie supplied to him. Ho in tins age of applied science our ' old equine favorite is passing away. The electric gong of the automobile has sounded his deuthknell, and now. no matter how old fashioned cavaliers may struggle against the tide of cur rent events, the horse, us a piece of locomotive machinery, Is bound to no. Although for some a.ooo years, if his tory is liRlu in the matter, he has been doing faithful duty to man, his ven- I crable bones must at last i>c relegated to the dime museum und bis fatted ami degenerate descendants sent to the; Teutonic chophouscs. That be may still be seen nmbling unapprehcnslvely ] Up and down the streets of our differ? ent American cities Is quite true, but now that the automobile has passed out of the experimental stage of its i i existence and is firmly established In popular favor it Is simply a matter of , lime till Hie merchant und the million? aire, the drayman ami the doctor, Will .all "mote" about the face of this earth for business or pleasure, as tlia case i may be. The automobile is clean, economical 'and convenient, ll never eats its bead (off. H never balks or sides into a ditch. It does not set distemper and I hilVO to be shot, it dees not leave dirty streets behind it, and it can wrlg t gle through a crowded thoroughfare quicker than an equine SlradlvartUS cuii lllck off a fly with his tall. So it is no wonder that we are ap? proaching the reign of the automobile. The klnp is dead! Long live the king! The capricious equine already has an old fashioned and awkward and sloth? ful and unbusinesslike look about him, and, though he may not pass absolutely away for the next few years, the time will certainly come when he will be forbidden on the carefully kept streets of our twentieth century cities, where only the gentle drone of the Watt mo ? tor and ihc hum pi the electric victoria i will be heurd. During the last year or two (treat I improvements haw been mod in the building of nutocurrlHgi s, :\r<l the only problem now remaining with the manufacturer Is the question of reduc? ing the cost <>f construction. An auto? mobile costs at present from $SO0 to $.",noii. whil. hydro carbon :in.l - ' wagons sell from $CO0 to $3,000. Rome of the smaller popul?r self propelling traps are sold for as little as $;?o. I though they have not yet boon reduced I to their most perfect mechanical form, i '? They will, however, run Tf> miles will?- ' ; out a recharge, which consists of one \ gallon of gasoline. They will carry ; two passengers over this distance at a ? respectable rate of speed with that small amount of fut+-The gasoline engine always emus n slightly disa? greeable odor, however, and this will always be a point in its disfavor. Nor have Its builders yet overcome its tend? ency to radiate heal, so that the more popular vehicle for a lime at hast will I be the electric carriage. These ure so bullt that their (storage batteries can be charged at any Hit volt direct current circuit, such ns that ordinarily used for lighting purposes, but even an electric carriage will give out the same an the old horse if overtaxed. In places where the direct current is not availa? ble for recharging, by means of a sim? ple apparatus the alternating current .an be used, though It takes about three bouts to restore or charge bat? teries that have been completely ex? hausted, in time, it is highly proba? ble, electric hydrants will be placed lall about towns and cities and along [country roads for the use of "motors.'* Th.se win presumably be a sort of quarter in the slot machines. The present cost for recharging a battery Is not fixed, but ranges all the way ^fr-tHtt?W cents to-? couple of dollars, depending on locality and clrcum 1 stain es. The cost of a new battery, by the way. is about J'iao. so that the ?man Who ill treats this sensitive piece . of machinery will rind it about as ex? pensive to keep as an overdriven liior , oughbrcd. A NATURAL DRYDOCK. Perhaps the strangest haven of resl Into which o steamer over wand-red is that shown in the accompanying illustration. This ship is a Cardiff tramp steamer, which during n recent "blow" was driven nsliorc on the oast coast of Scotland and left reposing In a little cove when the tide went down. By a peculiar accident the steamer rested as firmly and quietly as thouKh she had l)een drydocked. A tribute to the ingenuity of the nineteenth century man is Hie confident statement that there will be little trouble experienced in getting the vessel hack Into her proper element. AN OLD RELIC. It is .in mid coincidence (lint the old em monument In the world should be a representation of the world's oldest story. The old. old story Is. cf course, a talc or love, nhd now that many learned Egyptologists have confirmed the la. I that this monument, shown in the accompanying Illustration, is ac? tually the oldest piece 37 stonccutttng in the world it win bear mit the long suspected fact thut Bros nourished very, very many years ago. The in? scription on the pedestal of this strange stone leads. "Portrait figure of Ka Tep, an Egyptian ofllclnl of high rank, and his wife, lletepot-Jlers" (fourth dy? nasty, nhotit 3750 I!. C), 'from .Sak kara." What is more remarkable about this piece of statuary is the fact that the female has her .11 in about the male, which might lead <>ne to think It was leap yeni in Egypt at th" lime when tlie royal pair sat for their portraits in stone. KING ALFRED'S STATUE. In Hip first year of the twentieth cen? tury will be celebrated Iho <>no inou* sundth annlver- i-? ? i s a r y o f t Ii e i death of King S Alfred IhcGreat. JftS Bnglnnd lias de- ?&Sk elded to mark SjUjSk I h i_ onuni mo - jWYrjp rntion by put- ^*PS& ting up a huge ? \ Btatue of the|r P long idolized Al- 523 / fred in the city Vt , of Winchester. \}\ L ' The funds for . ? A ' this stntuo will Uisaf^^"? be raised by '-1-a popular subscription. Hltd the statue it? self will bo made by I In mo Thorny* croft, the well known English artist. | A FRENCH BOY ARTIST. \ Henri Cortes Is a young French" . artiiit living near Paris In th? little, I town of Lagny who Is now being point- ) ed out as the coming great" painter of ? France. Cortes is a mere boy, only It s years of .ire. but he has already had In work in the Paris salon, the canvas ? being a remarkable picture uf a plow- i man executed after the well known I ; Barbtzan sc hool style. The Parisian erities saw at once that >J this hit of work was not an everyday "studio picture," and. In fact, not un- " like Millet's world famous "Angelus,"'' i and very great hopes are entertained t h art critics of Cortes' future* * AN HISTORIC BUGLE. Hen Is a battered old trumpet that Is simply reciting with historic associa? tions. It is the treasured instrument u Stich led the famous charge of the i Light brigade at Balaclava, celebrated .n song and popularly known as "TM Charge of the Six Hundred." TM trumpet was carried by Major Gray* and when the charge was made tha Russian gunners tried to knock thd gallant major out of his saddle with their nun rammers. After the battla the battered instrument w-as thrown away as worthless, but was rescued bj nn ofilc? r, nnd not long ago was sold for no less than lo'.SOO. THE ELEPHANT AS A WAR NURSE. The elephant !-? a misunderstood animal. For so lone; ho has been looked , lipon as a huge, lumbering and exceedingly stupid animal, suitable only for circus processions, that those people who dwell In parts remote from his , home have n very poor idea of his actual usefulness and Intelligence, The extent to which the elephant can be trained In tiki; doing has been portly <: nslratcd by enterprising side show managers, but our biggest quadru I da nre capable of a great many more things than riding on Iron tricycles und standing In a row to have u clown turn somersaults over their hacks. la India the elephant has always been a useful animal. As a l:eapi of i burden he Is without uiunl For heavy load:-, and for campaigning and tiger I hunting ton! all such Illings lio is a very satisfactory accompaniment. ltui the elephant's role as a lied Cross nurse is n novel one. Hi? useful- ! ncss in ihis sphere, however, will he seen by the accompanying pictures, which tire lnk/fh from kh:>p ?.'.-.ots made of a nuinV tf uf these f,'ur footed nurf.es engaged In ihelr mimic dutie; of mercy. - Their evolutions along this line are extpul i with much grace and real [^?lcncts. The tralnei of those docile boasts is Henry Mooney, who hns spent years In India study? Ins tho characteristics of bis pets. Th< drama In which tiny are such clever m inis Is a mock battle, in their Red Cross exercises one huge elephant falls to * lie ground In the fray nml lies there as if dead. The trainer does the same, whereupon tho other animals curry off his motionless body on their trunks. The baby elephant shown in the Illustrations has been taught lo wield the white Hag of trure, which he wave.i with much gusto, trumpet? ing, with rage when the enemy refuse to recognize bis signal and continue firing. These intelligent four footed Florence Nightingales came from Hyderabad, and won- secured by ihelr owner at the comparatively small cost of 2,500 rupees apiece, or at about ?S7o each. Their ages, with the exception of the baby, vary from' 7 to 13 years, and their average weight is 4.000 pounds. Their owner, who hopes to dispose of them to the British military authori? ties in India, Claims that they are all worth their weight in gold. If tills is taken literally they arc, Indeed, rather valuable animals. WHERE BRAVE AMERICANS FELL. Germany's demand for Indemnity for her losses in Samoa during the re? cent troubles there gives a new complication to an old problem and shows that this ancient Samoon question is not yet altogether settled. In connec? tion with this the accompanying picture, reproduced from a photograph re* ccntly taken, will be examined with Interest, ;ts it shows the pathway on the German plantation along which tho four American and three British sailors were slaughtered In the engagement known as tho battle of Vallele. This picture shows the exact spot where Lieutenant Lansdnle and Knstgn Monnghnn of Hie Philadelphia wore killed during this battle, which took place on April I, and w.is lastrument.il lu bringing about the Samoan crisis. PLUCKY SAILOR. Here Is a robust oM American deep water fisherman who has Just mad* ' ': a most remarkable voyage In an open fishing boat, 16 feet long and 6 feel b< tin. Starting out alono in his little yawl, he sailed from one of tho Chan* deleur islands, near the mouth of tho Mississippi, eastward to the western , coast of Florida and then southward, tlnally reaching Havana. Cuba, which j was Iiis destination. During the voyage this lonely sailor had to put Into port three, times for supplies. Although he experienced considerable rough, weather, he stated on his arrival In Havana that his trip had been a most j comfortable one.- and that ho lntcudcd to make tho return trip after sealng the bights on the Island. ' ? ? . - . . < >^, . .