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Four Acres of Thistles ♦ * * By CARL JENKINS (Copyright, 191a. by Associated Literary Press.) ’This seems to be about the rec ord.” said the man with iron grey hair as he turned to the young man of twenty-two standing before him. “Twenty-two years old. Just squeez ed through high school. Just squeezed through preparatory. Sent down from college for falling behind. Tried It again, and now expelled for ruffian ism Never did a day’s work. Don’t know r beans. Never’ll amount to shucks. Pet of his mother. Can jump and box and row. If sent to buy five cent’s worth of candy wouldn't know how to do it. What have you got to say?” “Nothing much, father, except as to the ruffianism,” was the reply. *T’m not a ruffian, though 1 admit to being a general failure.” 0 “Would anybody but a ruffian help to kidnap a professor and then ride him around on a jackass?” “That was just a college prank, father.” > "Oh. it was! And greasing the stairs and eentyng the janitor from top to bottom and breaking his ribs was another!” “But we made up a purse of $260 for him.” “And blowing up the professor of mathematics wutb a dynamite mine as he crossed the campus—that w'as an other nice little prank tor a cent, wasn’t it?” “He didn’t go up over six feet.” “It wasn’t your fault, that he didn’t go sixty. Ames, you’ve reached the limit.” “Yes?” “I own a stone quarry, you know, and I want laborers. I’ll give you two dollars a day, but you’ll have to work ten hours a day to earn your w r ages. and hustle at that.” ”1 think,” replied the young man after a moment’s silence, "I think It would do me good to travel antf see the country.” “But you can’t play Pullman palace car tourist at ray expense.” “No, father. I shall turn tramp.” “Do you good. Here’s fifty dollars to pay for bed and board when you have to. Better be a tramp than a 10 | J I ■The Mad Beast Racing Up With j Growls. nobody You will at least, learn the art of robbing ben-roosts and pulling turnips.” That was three montns before a county constable riding along a High way a hundred miles from the Chester home caught sight of a tramp rest ing under a bush in the afternoon and called to him; “Move pn. you, or I’ll have you in jail!” “Oh, 1 don’t know,” was the Indif ferent reply. “But I do. 1 don’t take sass from your sort!” The man with a nickle star pinned conspicuously to the lapel of his coat drew rein, pulled out a pair of hand cuffs ami advanced upon the tramp and reached out for him. Next mo ment he was standing on his head, his feet being held up in the air. He did some kicking and was turned end for-end. He made some bluster and was tossed intos, his buggy and the horse urged to hurry up and get some where. Then the tramp wandered along. He was hungry, and he would have stopped at the big bouse he soon came to and had a chat with the cook, except that he saw a girl In a ham mock on the veranda. He wasn’t exactly afraid that she w r ould bite, but he had on a blue woolen shirt and a rough suit and hadn’t shaved for four days. Other tramps he had met on the road had dubbed him with the NERVES AND THE DIGESTION Efficiency of Peptic Juices Dependent on Proper Condition of Mind, and Body. Nervous dyspepsia is the that most people have who can afford It. Professor Pawiow of St. Petersburg has recently demonstrated that peptic juices have their grades of efficiency much the same as the rest of us have. To do good work they must be secret ed during norma! states of the nerve system, for it is cbe sympathetic nerve systw? that controls these oper ations. The*© are as many grades of strength of the gastric Juices as there are of purity of milk sold on the streets. One essential to the secretion of a normal gastric juice is absence of brain tag or of nervous depression. It is a thousand times better in such a state to either retire for a half-hour's rest. or. if we cannot in that way throw off the burden, to seek social or title of “Gentleman Jim.” They hadn’t charged him with carrying a tooth brush, but they had found out that he combed his hair at toast once in two days, and no one had offered to “chum up” with him! Forty rods beyond the residence of Judge Horton, for this the big house was and it was his daughter Edith in the hammock, the tramp sat down again. There was no hurry. On his left was a four-acre lot grown up to thistles, and it was a bit of scenery for the wayfarer. His eyes had roamed over the field when they were brought back to the highway to rest on a big mastiff coming towards him on the jump. “Mad dog!” whispered the tramp alter watching for a moment. Head held high—eyes a fiendish green—slavering at the mouth. Those were the true signs. The tramp stood up and grasped the stout stick by which he carried his old satchel over his shoulder. The dog came straight at him, but at the last moment swerved aside and passed on. He was half-blind in his agony, and he may have taken the man for a shadow. "Gate open and girl in the ham mock!” whispered the tramp. "Will he turn In? If he does she will scream, and what then? I musn't take chances!” The dog had forty rods to go by the road, and the man, by leaping the fence and making a short cut had only about twenty-five. One jump and he was over the fence, and then he struck a cinder-track gait. The dog stopped for a few seconds at tbe gate and then turned in. Just then the girl sat up In the hammock, and seeing both tramp and dog she screamed. The tramp let out another link, and he was at the foot of the step.; when the mad beast came racing up with growls of agony or anger. With a full swing of his stick the tramp bowled the dog over, and three or four more blow r s finished him. "What —what is It!” demanded the girl. “Just a mad dog, miss," was the re ply as the dusty outing cap was lifted. "He’s dead and there’s nothing to fear.” “Rut 1 want to know.” "Just a mad dog.” And the tramp had reached the gate when Judge Horton and his wife came driving up, and the judge leaped out and seized the man by the collar and exclaimed: "Mold on, here! i want to know what’s been going on!” "Don’t let him get away, father!" cried Edith as she came running. “What’s he done ” “Why, he killed a big mad dog that was after me! I want to know his name and make him accept thanks.” “Just a mad dog." replied the tramp with a deprecating smile. The judge handed him a S2O bill, and when it was refused he cast around to give a reward in some other way. “Look here,” he said after a bit. “there’s four solid acres of thistles over there belonging to me. I want ’em cut down and rooted out. I’ll give you $lO an acre to do it, and you can get 1 oard with the farmer just below.” Tli ■ next day the tramp went to work with scythe and spade, and it was a twenty-days’ job he had. Three or four times In that stretch Judge Horner visited the field and tried to draw the worker out, but he did not succeed very well. On two occasions Miss Edith called him to the roadside fence to praise and pump, but all the information she got made a brief re port to her father! "Say, i apa. you know I studied Greek?” “It was some folderol like that. I believe.” "And 1 can understand it quite well, and what do you think?” “1 think you can’t.” “And yesterday when I was passing the ihistle-field 1 heard our tramp swearing in Greek!” “Did, eh? Then I must warn him that all swearing around here must be done in Ent !sh.” It was the tramp’s last day on his' job when a strange auto rolled up to Judge Horton’s mansion, and an hour later his honor and his visitor en tered the field and walked up to the weary and sunburned toiler. “Ames, I didn’t think It was In you!” said the visitor as he held out his hand. “Father!” “We’ve kept a little track of you, vou see.” And Miss Edith? Well a man has only to save a girl from a mad dog and hydrophobia, and then excite her curiosity and romance, and what’s the result? Not over a year’s courtship before marriage, and It is eminently proper at that. - mental or even emotional diversion until we are able to forget it. Another essential Is equanimity of temper. Let not wrath sit with you at the table. For Mending Valuable Glass. Objects which would be disfigured by common cement may be securely mended with chrome cement. This is a mixture of five parts of gelatine to one of a solution of acid chromate of lime. The broken edges are covered with this, pressed together and ex posed to the sunlight, the effect of the latter being to render the compound insoluble, even In boiling water.— McCall’s Magazine. Possibly.* “What I like about motoring Is the fresh air one gets out of It,” said Hicks. “Ha! Hum." said Wiggles. T won der If that’s where chauffeurs get that very fresh air that is characteris tic of the species.— Harper’s Weekly. | Farmers’ Educational I fjf] and Co-Operative I Union of America ! J -J Matters Especial Moment to Lrj the Progressive Agriculturist | - - - ■ II 111 MWIWHIMIM T-TT I I | Boosting is a fine art. Market corn on the hoof. Dishonesty is a canceled policy. Fake effort never won fair reward. The fat brood sow' is a profit loser. You can’t save your hide by skin ning you farm. No breakfast food is ever made out >f the wild oats crop. Look for the beautiful iy all things; rou will surely find it. It is better to be the subject of icandal than its dispenser. So long as he Is square the shape of i man doesn’t much matter. Success is the capacity for doing better than you did last year. The hand that rules the cradle Is the hand that rocks the world. The man who didn’t go to the elec tion is often the worst kicker. Men of vision fear only that the horizon of life may narrow down. Conceit is the heaviest load one can carry, unless it be entire lack of it. The mule that kicks a cussing mas ter is just replying in Its native lan guage. The chap who Insists there is no room at the top usually hasn’t tried to Bnd out. A nice field of green alfalfa is worth a whole lot in keeping dow r n the blues Df a dry season. Work which w r ears one out is that which he hates; the secret of endur ance is love for the task. Don’t take the bull by the horns. Take him by the tail and then you can let go without someone to help you. Your neighbor knows more about some certain thing than you do. and If you are wise you will get him to talk to you about it. LOOK AFTER LITTLE THINGS Southern Farmer Has Devoted So Much Attenion to Cotton That Supplies Are Neglected. The southern farmer has run along for years trying to raise cotton and at the same time neglecting the little things around the farm. Each succeed ing year was follow'ed by more cotton and less of the necessaries of life, and at last the cotton farmer wakes up bankrupted. without supplies, an empty barn and without the means of sustenance, says a writer in the Co s Thousands cannot otftain supplies in order to make another cot ton crop. Cotton is so low in price, and provisions refused in many in stances to finance another cotton crop, or, In other words, to furnish the farmer to make the crop because they know' that the farmer will be unable to meet his obligations in the fall. The cotton farmer as a rule has neglected the cows, the pigs, the chickens, the corn, the hay and all kinds of feed stuff, w’hen these consti tute the foundation of every success ful farmer. And out of these small things is where the farmer must make his profits. And out of the small things raised on the farm must come the farmer’s living. The farmer that undertakes to raise cotton and buy his provisions, his corn, his hay and all kinds of feed stuff, has always failed, and alw'ays will fail, because there is no profit In cotton. It costs too much to raise it and every farmer who has tried the one crop has failed. The most suc cessful farmers in the south are those that look after the little things. And their first, thought is to raise every thing they need at home. Whereever you find a fermer that has his cows, his hogs, his chickens, and his barn well filled with grain and feed stuff, you will find a farmer that does not have to give a mortgage to obtain any thing he wents. and you will find one that is fairly successful. Cotton has always been the bane of the south, and always will be un less the southern farmers turn over a new leaf and get down to the founda tion of true farming, then the commis sary of the farmer will be on the farm, where is ought to be, and uot In the city, as it is today. This is a good time for the southern farmer to start on the work of reformation and reverse the old order of things. It done only by seeking after the little things and making the cotton crop a secondary proposition. Exchanges Not Aii Good. There is no doubt many of the farm ers’ co-operative associations are open to criticism, and there is abundant room for improvement in methods and results. But we farmers have got to learn to pull together, not only for our own benefit, but for the benefit of the consumers as well. Co-Operative Farming. Several hundred farmers in the vi cinity of Harrisburg. Pa., have or ganized a produce company on the co operative plan, through w'hich they will market the products of their fields and orchards. Raise Hogs Cheaply. No one can raise hogs so cheaply as the dairyman. Fox Climbed to Roof of Bam. A fox, hard pressed by the Blen cathra (Eng.) hounds, Cumberland, at a recent meet, climbed a two-story barn at a farm at the foot Skid daw, taking refuge on the roof. From this coign of vantage, and in full view of the field, numbering some hundreds. f he watched Intently the efforts made to dislodge him. A terrier was put on the roof, hut the fox played hide and seek with him; it was only when a young man climbed up a rope thrown over the gable that be slipped MUCH ADVICE GIVEN FARMER Though Agriculturist Is Target for Much instruction He Must Solve - His Own Problems. To the Officers and Members of the Fanners’ Union: The American farm er is the most advised man in civili zation. From the president of the country, right on down the line to the village constable, they all take a shot at the farmer’s woes and offer him, absolutely free, ways to cure them. Whenever the “upllfters” have noth ing else to do. they tackle the “rural problem” and solve It while you wait —to their own satisfaction at least. Now the farmer, like every other man, ought to be glad to and general ly Is glad to accept qualified advice from qualified sources. But he would no more think of telling college presi dents or bankers how to run their In stitutions than he would of trying to teach a captain how to navigate his ship. Advice to the farmer, therefore, to be effective, must not only be dis interested, but must be competent. Above all, the farmer needs to beware of the sort of advice peddled by the average politician. It Isn’t accurate in the first place, and it Isn’t disinterest ed in the second. By this I do not mean to say that the farmer has not plenty of sincere counsellors and earnest friends at his command. He has. But being in the advice business myself I am telling him he had better look sharp at the doctor before he has the prescription filled. As I have emphasized a dozen time, the successful solution of the farmers’ problems depends, not upon any out side source, but upon himself. No pol itician. no college president, no scient ist, no banker, no lawyer, can wave away his troubles for him. H© must face them and by his own brain and muscle master every question and ob stacle that arises in his pathway. With all his boasted “Independence” the farmer has been a powerful cus tomer to lean on the other fellow. He must learn to lean on himself, wheth er In individual farming or In his or ganization* movement. He must do more thinking for himself and accept fewer statements from his many ad vising friends —until he has tested them thoroughly by the gauge of his common sense. CHARLES S. BARRETT. Union City, Ga. MAKE THE HOME ATTRACTIVE Farmer Possesses the Greatest Oppor tunity of All for Good Land scape Gardening. There is no place like home, and the country home is the best home of all. We should paint the dwelling, barns, outhouses: plant shade trees, some shrubs, flowers and vines, and there by add 100 per cent, to the looks of the place. The total cost of beautifying the home will be very little, and just think of the beauty and attractiveness for 365 days every year. The farmers possess the greatest op portunity of all for good landscape gardening. Nature often gives the country home all of the main essen tials of landscape beauty. The beau® tifying of the place clHl Igenerally be accomplished without elaborate plans and large expense. Practically every farm may be made a thing of beauty with no greater expense than a little labor now and then by the members of the family. One of the first essentials is to se cure a beautiful law r n in front of the home. The grasses best adapted to the soil and climate should be used in making the lawn. Tt’is desirable to use a row of shade trees along the road and also along the driveways of the home grounds. A number of trees may be planted near the house to furnish the necessary shade to hot, sunny porches or south window’s. Shrubs should generally be massed about the borders of the home grounds and in the rear. Vines may be used to good advan tage over the porches to keep out the hot sun or to screen unsightly objects. We may use fruit and nut trees foi the shade trees on the driveways and in the lawn and barnyard. BOYS TEACH THEIR FATHERS Unexpected Secured by Or ganization of Boys’ Clubs Cause Spread of idea. Prof. J. Phil Campbell of the Georgia State university, originated the idea of improving farming in that state by the education of the boys through corn clubs. One or two clubs were at first or ganized and during a few,- months met with skepticism; but the unexpected yields secured by members of these clubs carried conviction to their ef fectiveness, and the organization ol the boys began to spread over the state. In practically every county in the state there la now a corn club, and a movement has been begun for the organization of cotton clubs tc teach the more Intelligent methods of cultivating cotton. Through these agricultural clubs the boys are learning and are demon strating to their fathers how several bushels can be added to the yield ol every acre in the state. Within on* year they have increased the yield of corn in Georgia by two bushels an acre or 8,000,000 bushels in all. Kill an Organization. “The only way to kill a farmers’ organization is to pull aid haul among yourselves” —Potter down the face of the wall in squirrel fashion, and, alighting, fell to the clamorous hounds. Vain Effort. ♦ “As we journey through life we gradually learn a few things.” For instance?” "The man who hopes to assert his individuality by wearing loud tie# and noisy socks is simply wasting time.” Any hen can lay a golden egg BOULDERS IN CUZCO’S WAll Rocks as Large as Houses Are Found in the Ruine of the Palaces of the Incas. Cuzco. —On the left was a huge wall, part of the line of outer fortifi cations. On the right a steep bank ■led down to the rushijdg stream, which here and there was crossed by an aqueduct and bridges of masonry, sol id but very graceful. An hour’s climb brought us to a fair ly level plain at the top of the hllL Between us and the valley lay the ’Copyright, Cnderwood fc t’nderwood, N. Y. Ruins of Great Wall at Cuzco. fortress, its first line of defence rising lon our left. Very large and strong I walls we had already seen, but they Were pygmies compared to the one which now confronted us. To form It (boulders of granite and of limestone, isorae of them as large as a house, had jheen brought together. No matter how (large they were, however, their edges were as carefully trimmed and fitted ias bricks in a house. How these [masses of rock were ever brought to where they are, raised in position, no one can say. All round the mount the great wall*runs, forming a half-circle, ending toward the town. There are but few entrances through it, and .those are most carefully guarded by flanking masonry. I have seen the Great Wall of China, .the pyramids and temples of Egypt, ithe fortresses of Japan, and the runs of Baalbec. but none of them are more wonderful than this cyclopean struc ture. Within this first line of fortlfl ications were two others, which, if not quite as imposing, still were of a 'height and strength amply sufficient ■to keep at bay any array not provided (with gunpowder. , Between them the ground was level ed, supposedly for a moat. If this sup position is correct, the course of the little strer-m along which we had rid den must have been diverted far back in the hills, for certainly there was no other water obtainable in volume ilarge enough. Inside the lines w r as a large plain formed by grading the top of the hill. On the edge of this and overlooking jthe valley rose the gigantic crucifix that is so plainly visible from Cuzco and beyond. The view is simply mag nificent. The city with its narrow streets and numerous churches lay mapped before us. Beyond it the rich valley and in the distance the snows of Blancopala. —S. S. Howland, in Scribner’s Magazine. WIFE HIDES MAN’S TEETH Pennsylvania Steel Worker Says Ho Cannot Get Enough to Eat Without Grinders. Pittsburg. —Daniel O’Connell of ’Braddocks, an employee of the Araerl ican Steel and Wire company, has ap pealed to the police for help that will enable him to eat a square meal. He quarreled with his wife a few r nights ago and alleges that she hid his false teeth while he slept. Since then O’Connell has subsisted on milk and broth, and his wife refuses to pro duce the teeth, despite the pleading* (of police, neighbors and friends. Hen Combats the Egg Trust. Racine, Wis. —What is said to be a record size for eggs produced by white leghorn hens in the United •States is an egg held by Mrs. R. H. ’Boyd, a chicken fancier of this city. (The egg measures B*£ by 6% inches jin circumference and is said td be larger than any egg on record for this .particular species of fowi. , ...... - • Aviators Flee From Rebels. New Orleans. Matilda Moisant ■and her squad of fliers, have arrived (here, after experiencing exciting times ■in Mexico. They were billed to give exhibitions in 'Chihuahua, but fled from the country when rebels attempt ed to capture their fleet of aeroplane* for use in the war. Airship Hangs Man. Berlin. —Karl Rogers was b&nfwft' when a guide rope from the airship Parseval wrapped about his neck and carried him over 40 feet in the air. Spiritualist Fined $25. Chicago—When Mrs Annie Scaoe makr, charged with fraud through spirit seanHes. tailed to masc the spirits snswer in court fo- the ft of the Judge, *-he war v and • [ HELEN GOULD TO THE RESCUE~ Miss Helen Gould, philanthropist, one of the best loved among Amer r* lean women and possessor of millions, fortunes from possible wreckage and "\\ -' * ' to restore the prestige of the family ~ name. v At the very moment when the flnan* cial downfall of the family is impend* ing she has offered to cast her per sonal fortune into the breach to stay WPSBPW the threatened calamity. ... , In so doing she has chosen to for '$- get and to forgive all that has oo curred to alienate one member of the family from the others. She is in- V 4. spired by her own bounty of heart and by the deep reverence in which J***- ’-■■ y she holds her father’s memory. :| lr Miss Gould left New York the other " \ (?ny in her private oar for San Fran %L cisco, for It Js there that the arrange- ments will be made by which the i "~'7 V J family finances will be straightened mmmk&mmmmmmmßmmmMmmmmmmitfimmm Qut g he ig golng . to look ov<?r things for herself, and is accompanied by some prominent financiers. She will see and study for the first time the great Gould properties that have their center in San Francisco With her are a number of eastern ftnan clers and railroad men, with •whom she will advise. On her trip to the coast Miss Helen Gould Is accompanied by the men at the head of the Gould properties. In the party are B. F. Bush, president of 1 the Missouri Pacific and the Denver & Rio Grande and future president o the • Western Pacific; E. T. Jeffery, president of the Western Pacific, chairman of the financial board of the Rio Grande and chief financial adviser to the Goulds; Charles H. Schlacks. first vice-president of the Western Pacific and of the Denver & Rio Grande., Until now Miss Gould has remained free of the financial enterprises in which her family has been involved. Her chief concern has been her philan thropic work. When it looked as though the Missouri Pacific would be lost to George Gould, he was able to interest Speyer & Cos., and they raised $23,000,000 to put into the property. Then attention was turned to the Denver & Rio ; Grande. A system of financing has just been completed by which from $10,000,000 to $25,000,000 will be available. The Western Pacific remains to be financed and it will be done through the j assistance of Miss Gould. She has practically agreed to use her entire per sonal fortune, estimated at $20,000,000, to help restore the family credit. Miss Gould is credited with having said that she will give every cent, if necessary, to preserve the heritage that her father bequeathed them. HEAD OF VERY SMARTEST lIET Sadness and gloom have been the K~'^. portion of .a large section of the *m * * American Society (be careful of the r~ P 1 large S!), since the publication of that remarkable book “The 469 Ultra- T-; ’f / •• ’• >; £ I; •, Fashionables of America,” compiled llCaflgy/ £ by Charles Wilbur de Lyon Nichols, on whose shoulders has fallen the mantle of Ward McAllister, inventor W of New York’s “400.” The cream of ■•*<: ’■? the cream of American society have ‘V ■ now been segregated, coralled, re concentrated or otherwise abstracted Jkf > : -i from the common herd and seated on Jr high In the splendor and dazzling Vv / radiance of Mr. de Lyon Nichols, au- ;L gust approval. There appears to be, r'***£& however, a remarkable lack of inven- tp ; tion displayed in the New York list \ .. of 300 notables. It Is confined prac tically to the guests who were invited i to meet the Connaughts and Princess 1 Patricia on their recent visit. Surely i New York is going to the dogs when >■ ' I It can only muster a beggarly 300. 1 Even Ward McAllister, in an earlier and less enlightened period, permitted the metropolis to have a sacred circle of 400. The reason may be that only | the superfine ultra-fashionables are included in Beau Nichols’ arbitrary selec tion, and that those unfortunates who are at all tainted with the stigma of slowness, who do not fully subscribe to the modern doctrine of “cat, drank and be merry, for tomorrow we die,” are dropped relentlessly. Possibly the compiler’s wisdom did not wholly desert him and he hesitated to embark on the stormy waters of the next stratum below, being assured of countenance and support by the precedent already established. KING PETER IS IN TROUBLE Is- the bloody drama of UO3 about * ** to be repeated in Belgrade? That is | C a question that all Europe, including Servian people themselves, are ask ! ing. For weeks reports have emanat ed from Belgrade that a conspiracy ' r 1188 I ) ' cen formed among the officers of . , the arm y having for its purpose the dethronement of King Peter, if nec essary, by as violent means as those \ of tlie torr 'hle night nine years ago. 1 & • trujjrffi when King Alexander and Queen Draga were murdered in the palace. _ K ... King Peter is paying for whatever *E-£< guilty knowledge he may have had of the regicide plot with uneasy days and sleepless nights. Now in his sixty-eighth year, he is wondering if K I(V it was worth while after all, to trade .up peace of mind as a private citizen in Hwit^ erlant3 - for the W° o,l y orowii stalks the restless ghost of Alexander and the king’s ears must slid rewund the echo of shrieks of Pvaga. At the foreign office and in the war ministry all knowledge of Ph ;ud conspiracies are denied, of course. “It is a sensational newspaper lie. one official, who was most anxious to leave the impression that, the <s Na tions existed between Peter and tbe army and Peter and bis pe-pm. t it talk in the cafes, converse with officers to whom you :>a\e l.cen \ - ‘ '" r or ask any representative of the common Servian-., the v.oik.-ng f id ; one finds little praise for Peter. “Servia wants to become a republic,” one army officer said. ’ Th • am .', and the people are tired of the dynasty. RULER OF SMALLEST STATE By the death of William Alexander, m „ , Grand Duke of Luxemburg, which oc- > curred recently, a demure young woman not yet 18 becomes sovereign of that little principality. She is the late ruler’s eldest daughter, the Grand mfe*f:. ’ Duchess Marie. Luxemburg is a state _'7 of 998 square miles in the angle where Germany, France and Belgium meet. It has about 250,000 people. From gm time immemorial it has been an ap panage of the House of Nassau. It was therefore virtually part of Hoi land, though separated from it until the death of Queen Wilhelmina’s father in 1890. Then it followed the v ' , v male line to the father of the grand duke just dead. In 1907 the succes sion In the female line was instituted by a family statute. At a rime, some years ago. when it peemed likely tint Queen Wilhelmina of Holland, would be childless, she , ~ : designated this young grand duchess v 3K- 7., * as heir to the throne of the Nether- * ands an’d wag about to ask the Dutch states general to pass the necessary i legislation to this end. Shortly afterward, however, the hopes of the Dutch people for a direct heir to the throne were gratified by the birth of the Uttls Princess Juliana. V The grand duchess is described as an unusually pretty girl, impatient o| advice, quick tempered and impulsive—characteristics which greatly displease the royal busy-bodies who are already occupied in select?’,.g for her a suit ■bit* hu-tand.