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Lillian Russell indignantly denies
",that 'felie is engaged to William C. Whitney. Miss Russell's denial was the first news of the matter that got Into general circulation. if, A military expert says, in Harper's Weekly, that the number of wpgons and Animals required to supply an army increases in geometric ratio with each day's march from the base. The statement makes it easier to under stand why forces can be moved so much more rapidly in the''offices of .sensational newspapers than in the Beld. Heavy is the burden of poetic ances tors which weighs on the little son re cently born to the Hon. Neville Lyt ton, heir-presumptive to the earldom of Lytton. Through his father he is grandson of Owen Meredith and great grandson of Bulwer Lytton, and through his mother great-grandson of Lord Byron and grandson of Wilfrid Blunt The establishment of international telegraphs and telephones has made possibly direct dialogues between the foreign offices of different govern ments. A writer in the National Re view sees' herein a lightening of the duties of diplomatic functionaries and a. possible diminution of their import ance. The world is becoming one neighborhood. During the past winter, which has been marked by uncommonly high temperatures in the Northern Hemis phere, a similar elevation of temper ature appears to have occurred in the Southern Hemisphere, which, o£ course, has its summer when we have pur winter. In South America, South Africa and Austrlia exceedingly hot weather was experienced while our part of the world was enjoying a mild winter. The studies of the zodiacal light Bade at sea lead Mr. F. J. Bayldon, formerly of the British navy, to re mark that the air over the Pacific Ocean appears clearer and better adapted for celestial observation than that lying over the Atlantic Ocean. Honolulu is admirably situated fur clearness of air, and it may become an important outpost in astronomy. It has already been selected as one of the chief points for the study of the vibrations of the earth. A very large attendance has chara c terized the Paris exposition ever sin :e the formal opening. The American tendance is much larger than was An ticipated. President Loubet of the -French republic, attends every dedica tion made nece&sarix by the delayed completion and throwing open to the public of the various Buildings. The -•two palaces of fine p-ts^ere opened lean artists American sculptors have play, while architects, engravers, anu* "jf jniniature painters have a separate section. It is claimed that America excels in all the arts except sculpture. It Is well known that Mrs. Emmons Blaine has made munificent provision for establishing the Chicago Institute, with the twofold object of providing ideal educational conditions from kindergarten to college and offering to teachers the best advantages for pro fessional training. One feature of the enterprise which is not often men tioned is of much importance. After the staff of instruction was appointed, the twenty-six men and women who comprise the staff were placed under salaries and were allowed a year fo» maturing their own qualifications be fore being called to their respective chairs. Most of them are now pursu ing s&ecial studies at universities. in^'a little western town, originally settled by Quakers, stands a church in Which the practice of seating men and women apart still prevails. A few years ago, a newcomer mustered cou rage to cross the aisle and sit beside his bride. The second Sunday another man committed the same offence, and the third Sunday sa* generous sprinkling of bared heaft alongside springJ/fconnets. 5 W sexeB 1 ft The aged minister, with, outraged sense of propriety, chose for his text: "Let destruction come upon him at unawares and let his net that he hath hid catch him self and minced no words in exposi tion. The men who had. dared to stray from established custom rebelled at being eternally doomed for sitting be side their wives, Mid left the church In a-body. The result is that today in i^fjthat little town stands two church buildings, side by side, counterparts in size and paint and outlook but in one the are divided by a middle iBle while in the other "promiscuous •rtttlng" prevails. The trivialities which hinder Christian comity may travel far for an apter illustration. :—te-—: pire insurance experts report that the last year has been one of great fire losses. They, think the "moral haz ard" as the risk of people burning their own property to get the insur ance money is called, was probably smaller than usual on account of the good times, When buildings are pret ty well accupied there is less tempta SpTtion to commit the offense than in a period of stagnation. Just now, elec tricity comes in for a good share ol the blame for fires. As a cause, it operates for the most part out of sight, behind walls and under floors. Envoy Fischer, in a recent speech, placed the Boer strength in all at be tween 35,000 and 40,000 men. That such a small army as this should hold the greatest empire in the world at bay fox eight months will hereafter rightly be regarded as one of the most brilliant and notable exploits in the •annals of patriotism and heroism. An Arizona man is only'half para lyzed from the bite of a GIla samster which stfggests that the creatul|k is Just as poisonous as four or lfye rinks of Arizona whig] I SM land, T™ two na\^ the other English. How it thundered o'er the tide! And the dead captains as they lay In their graves o'erlooking the tran quil bay Heir to the Throne Stands Above LI* I*" i.L.<p></p>Father His A Germany, who has just come of age, is a little too 'big to be laid conveniently over the imperial knee and caned. He is taller than his father. Yet in the past, that punishment has been admin istered to Germany's royal sons, and in the case of the younger princes it still is employed sometimes. Were it not for the influence of the empress the cane might play a still larger part in the domestic economy, for the em peror believes in it, having suffered somewhat in his youth. His son3, be ing chips of the old block, have much of the mischievous boyish spirit of Wilhelm before he grew to man's es tate. The whole of the 'young princes' training is extremely strict, and the empress shares the training volun tarily. In summer the lads are out of bed at 6, in winter at 7, and half an hour later they have their first meal of tea and bread and butter, at which meal the mother is present. At 8 o'clock the princes' studies begin at 9:30 there is a second meal at which the tea is replaced by wine and water. Then there are further lessons until 1:15. Recreation follows the dinner, taken in company with their civil and military governors, but at 3 work is resumed, and is not ended until the clock strikes 6. It is on record that a couple of years ago the crown prince ,asked one of his tutors for some ad ditional information about the eight hours' working bill. The tutor ex plained. "It must be nice to be a workingman," said the prince, some what significantly. As may be imagined from a glance wish they would givl 'yotf some at this picture, the crown prince of princes' riding lessons usually are su- For a long time the German empress used to be present at all the indoor lessons, without, however, interfering by a word or gesture. Even now, no matter what the hour may be of her return to the palace or the conclusion of this or that festivity or ceremony, she does not retire without having gone the round of all her children's rooms. Ordinary boys do not work In their holidays. Wilhelm Il.'s boys are not indulged in that way. During cer tain seasons the teaching is relaxed not sufficient, however, to please the lads, if we may judge by Prince Eitel Fritz's answer to his English gover ness some years ago. "You'll soon have your holidays," said Miss Atkin son. "I don't mind mine so much, Miss Atkinson," was the answer. "I SLEEPING SIDE BY SIDE lh Died in Duel- eyard in Port e^st ^a!l, sleep captains, one Amerfcatesand Thej' were killervji one of the most spirited sea duels of the War of 1812. Lieutenant William Burrows com manded the United States brig Enter prise, which, on September 5, 1813, sought out and overcame the British brig Boxer, Captain Samuel Blyth, off Portland Harbor, and so near the land that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, then a boy of six, could hear in his home the reverberations of the guns. And the poet, in year3 after, when his boyhood days in Portland were a remi niscence,, wrote: I remembered the sea fight, far away, Where they in battle died. At the first broadside, while Lieu- tenant Burrows was helping his men run out a cannonade, he was mortally wounded by a musket ball, but he re fused to be carried below, and, dying on the deck, he watched the fight to the end. At the first broadside, too, Captain Blyth was killed instantly by an 18 pound ball through his" abdomen. After a forty-minute fight the Englishman was compelled to call for quarter, £b Captain Blyth had had his flag nailed to the mast, and it could not be haul 'ed down. Lieutenant Burrows' tri umph was complete, for when the enemy was boarded the sword of his dead antagonist was taken from the Boxer to the Enterprise and placed in the hands of the lieutenant, who ex claimed: "I am satisfied. I die con tent.'' Out of a crew of 102 the Enterprise. The perintended by the emperor himself, and the reward for proficiency is a pony as a birthday present. Naturally military studies occupy a foremost place in the curriculum, but Prince Adalbert, the emperor's third son, is destined to be the high admiral of the future German fleet. There is at the new palace, near Potsdam, a miniature fortress, the construction of which has cost a considerable amount of money. lost in killed before the action was over her commander and a seapayi. and Midshipman Kirveri Waters, and a carpenter's mate mortall wounded. The young middy lived less than twen ty days, and was buried next to his commander, and a slab set on pillars was put over his grave by the young men of Portland. Lieutenant McCall, who succeeded to the command of the Enterprise after iHIs superior was wounded, took both vessels into Portland, reaching the harbor' two'ljays after the battle. The coffins containing the bodies were placed ir barges and amid the booming of minute guns were rowed in minute strokes by shipmasters and. .igsJfeP to the shore. At the landing place was formed a procession, in which march ed the Boxer's officers on parole, and the line moved to a meeting house, where services were held. Then the dead captains were laid away in the eastern cemetery. The officers of the Boxer put up a monument over the body of their com mander, but for several years the grave of Captain Burrows was neglect ed. One day Matthew L. Davis of New York was in the cemetery and saw the deplcsfcble condition of the grave of this young hero of a war, brilliant at 1«*M on the water, and he caused a towbstone to be erected. On the glfle of Captain Biyth's grave stone is file Uftton Jack, while on the tombstone of his conqueror appears the Stars s.nd ftttipes. Lieutenant Borrows was twenty eight years oW and had been with Preble—who aJ#o is buried in this graveyard—in &tr glorious little "war with TrlpoJi. Captain Blyth was a year the sfttior Of his antagonist, and was distinguish^ in naval warfare. He was one of tfc® pallbearers in Hali fax,. at the funerti of the Chesapeake's commando*1, Captain Lawrence, who is burled & Trinity cemetery, "New York. That America was as genero] then to the fallen foe as she now to their memory is evident in the Its walls ar6 three meters high it la provided with casemates and moata and real Krupp guns. This 1b practi cally the only plaything of the young princes, for even during their most tender age, toys, in the strict accep tation of the word, were and are few and far between. On their birthdays, when the pofcy is not yet due or has been given, the parents' presents con sist of useful things—a ibicycle, a vlo lin—two of the young princes play that instrument—books, and even Ml GERMAN EMPEROR AND HIS SON. '-a, wearing apparel. Frivolous gifts do not find a place in Wilhelm's educa tional system. On such a day there is an entire cessation from work. There are seven children, hence seven of such days, which the crown prince de scribed as the "seven fat kine, swal lowed, alas! by the 350 odd lean ones."" count of a naval dinner in New York soon after the battle, one of the toasts being The Crew of the Boxer—Ene mies by Law, but by Gallantry Broth ers." Horse Fifes U' as "a"Delicacy. The ancients considered horse meat as a delicious food and offered it to their guests as a mark of honor, says the Detroit Free Press. Pliny says that the ancients killed their horses and ate their flesh raw. The Sarma tions, when hungry, never hesitated tr cut a vein of_the animals on which they were riding, drink his blood and then bind the Wound to save the pre cious fluid. "An embassy sent by the King of France "on a mission to the Khan of Tartary, ate daliciously smoked horse sides at his excellency's table. While horse flesh was eaten generally among Germans until the days of Charlemagne, it was regarded with aversion by the early Christians. At that time there was a crusade against this meat because of its being "unclean, unwholesome and unfit to eat." The present revival of the use of horse flesh, concerning which the French papers have had so much to "say, is the result of a movement among prominent men, the principal object of which is to add to the food resources of, the world. Uncle Sam's Overflowing Treasury. The treasury of the United States now contains more gold than any oth er treasury in the world—more than the banks of England and Germany combined more than the bank of France, and even more than the im perial 'bank of Russia. Germany has in its government vaults only $136, 975,000 in gold. The rich bank of England has laid away $163,342,325 the bank of France held a store of $388,880,000 in the precious metal, while the ljanking establishment of the great white czar has $422,800,000. Uncle Sam's store is $426,846,808. Dusting: Done with a Hose. The "man with the pneumatic dust er" is often seen about the yard of the Boston Terminal company, poking about among the switches with what appears to be a simple iron rod, from, which comes a sound like the hissing of a great snake. A visitor to the yard, who lives to tell the tale, sees some very Interesting illustrations of the uses to which high-pressure air. is applied in railroading, even to th|| laying on of paint and the elevatirff of kerosene to the lamp and lantern department, not to mention the exten sive operation of signals and switches and air brakes. Victoria's Official Birthday. 54® The official date of the celebration of Queen Victoria's forthcoming birthday is on Saturday, May 26. She was in reality born on. May 24, (but for many years it' has been the custom for the celebration to take place on the Sat urday of the week in which the anni versary occurs, for the sake of publio convenience. IJoaton Policeman's Wealth. The will of S. Robinson a Boston policeman, bequeaths $40,000 to the town of Gilmanton, N. H., the Income I to be expended exclusively In build ing and maintains good roads about the place.. /. .... 7 ITEMS OP INTEREST FOR MAIDS AND MATRONS. ,,(1, riqne anil Duck Costumes for Summer Wear—A Lace Bodice—Khaki la Pop ular The Latest Driving Coat A Picturesque Batiste Frock. 'v-' Pique and Duck Costumes. Pique and duck costumes are to be very fashionable this year, and thee new designs are certainly charming^ Many of the piques are light in weigbffi and gracefully embellished with de» signs of embroidery. Colored pique and duck gowns are built in a variety of different colorings. A blue duck costume Is made with a circular skirt and some slight fullness at the back. The sailor blouse is wide, and the tucker is of tucked muslin. Many of the smartest piques have the seams banded with a contrasting color. For example, a white pique has the seams banded with a narrow piece of red stitched with white, the Eton coat decorated with a red sailor collar with a band of white. Cotton canvases in all colors are in evidence. The delicate pastel colors are deemed very fash ionable. One. in pastel blue has a skirt laid in plaits, or rather shingles, that reach nearly to the line of. the knee. The Eton coat opens in the front to reveal a waistcoat of white canvas buttoned with two rows of small gold buttons. The jacket is collarless and is ornamented with inch-wide bands two inches long, with pointed ends, t^at form a trimming, which followp the outline of the coat. The sleeves are plain, and the choker, consists of finely tucked grass cloth. All of the striped piques make charming cos tumes and they are 'especially^ becom ing to a stout figure. A simple but pretty black and white stripe has a plain skirt save 'for the plaited fans, whio* are set In all of the seams at the hem. The sailor blouse has a deep collar and a necktie of soft black silk, the girdle of the same material, the tucks Df corded white muslin. Among the smartest costumes are those of pure white. The favorite model is built fetrictly on tailor lines, all the seams stitched several times. Butch ers' linens are novel and bewitching. This fabric in dark blue, trimmed wiyi light blue, constitutes an unusual frock. There is no light blue on the skirt except the heavy stitching. The underskirt is trimmed with a plaiting and the long tunic is buttoned In front with a row of small pearl buttons. The blouse has a jacket front. There is. a deep sailor collar, made double, with the light blue over the dark blue. White duck makes the vest and cho ker. A model of red has a skirt made with clhsters of little plaits in the sidfe. The short jacket- has an inner vest of white, and stitched pieces of red ornament the biases. 1 ... V- Khaki Is Popular. An undoubted authority writes from Paris that the kbalii cloth is much in vogue and that it is used to build many of the chic racing costumes. An effective model of this strange but be coming material has a skirt which is laid in shingles. The bodice is of ecru lace mounted over black satin and held by a high plaited belt of the cloth,-the sleeves of the material laid in shingles. White organdies trimmed with, black lace are prominent. among the thin costumes. The lace appears in wide insertions set in stripes all around the skirt and bodice between groups of fine tucks. Every possible phase of tuck ing, every conceivable mdde of using lace Is illustrated in the gowns this season. Some of the prettiest summer gowns are made of white nun's veiling, both in the fine sheer weaves and the variety called course veiling. Russian and cluny laceij are especially effective as trimming when, set in around the skirt above the hem in' a deep pointed design. Above this the skirt is a series of vertical bands, joined with an openwork stitch. Other white veiling gowns, with simple tuck ed skirts, are made very effective with a wide' collar of embroidered- white taffeta edged with applique lace. JDr gandy gowns are as elaborate as they are alluring. The pure white ones are especially beautiful. A lovely model just completed has a deep overskirt with bias lines of three- widths of white satin ribbon ranging from one quarter to one-half an inch in width. These groups meet down the front and back and form bias lines over the sides. The edge of the overdress has a deep acoordion plaited flounce, finished by triple rows of satin ribbons. The bodice has a deep yoke simulated by narrow Valenciennes and Swiss inser tions over the top of the sleeves. The two kinds of insertion are joined by herringbone stitching. Over the shoul der is a deep bias stripe laid In a series of plaits, fichuwise, the lowest edge of this finished by a ribbon edged and lace trimmed ruffle or organdy. l"he waist band is of white satin. 1 Batiste Frock. A picturesque batiste frock has a skirt laid in clusters of fine plaits about the .hips, which gives the effect of a full round skirt. The blouse is made with clusters of vertical tucks, and is half covered by a deep, round collar of embroidery. The sleeves are full, al most baggy, and fasten into a little lace cuff at the wrls£r' Shirring is seen everywhere, and there will be more of ft as the season advances. A lovely model of white mousseline de soie has shirred sleeves that meet lace under sleev.es. The bodice is built with a sleeveless, short bolero. The skirt is shirred on the side and trimmed about the bottom with squares of lace like those making the little jacket. Turnover Bolero. A high turnover is the latest feature of the bolero. A model of gray niyi'3 veiling, made with a full, round skirt has a boloro laid in plains that form Inverted Vs In the back, which Is cut up in thfe back to show a high belt of black satin. The sleeves and chemi sette are of embroidered white muslin. The collar Of this jacket is coat shaped, high and' turned over. The elbow sleeves are also finished with turnover cuffs, and the undersleeves are full. -As the season advances the bolero Is more popular thaa ever, and the majority of the summer frocks are built with them. Their variety is end less. Perhaps the1 latest phase of this accessory of fashion is one of rich bro St. i. .ifi 41. is cade, to be worn with lace frocks. An effective ecru lace gowfx beruffled and inserted from hem to waistband has a short bolero of black and white bro cade with an over pattern of gold.' The girdle is of cloth of gold and a band of the gold embroidered with black and white French knots encircles the ncck. Double-breasted boleros are also seen aiAong the latest importations. A model of gray crape, the skirt hung from a yoke of ecru lace, has at the hem a trimming of three waving rows of puckered black satin ribbon. The bodice of gray accordion plaited mous seline de soie is finished by a bolero of ecru lace, fastened with two rows of small steel buttons. rn f.f a A Lace Bodice. 1 The beauty and richness of* after noon waists increase as the season grows older. The bodice of an effective one is made of the heaviest taffeta silk and covered with renaissance lace. The back and sides fit the figure closely, while the front droops slightly at the waist line. The opening is daintily finished wi^h a box. plait of taffeta which is trimmed with small mother- I S't.lrfS' *, X* Vi "P JiV v+nitr. A VERY RICH BODICE four of-pearl buttons arranged In groups of four buttons each. A very charming feature of the waist is a deep yoke of taffeta laid in the tiniest box plaits and finished with lapels treated In the same way. The lapels are bordered with a narrow band of green-blue, velvet, and there is a belt of the same ribbon at the waist finished with a stylish bow. The sleeves are pointed over the hands and 'are also bordered with the ribbon velvet. The neck Is completed with a stock of plaited taffeta, which rises in round points just back of th6 ears. The bodice is becomipg to both old and young and can be worn with any handsome skirt at formal after noon functions. «»i. S'1' j,'f[ Gulmpes, Sleeves, Fichus. f"' Yokes and guimpes piay an Import ant part In the new summer gowns, and the one idea- seems to be at pres ent to have them as novel and dis tinctive as possible. Very pretty ones made of ,lace are now for sale at the shops. They are well cut and quite desirable. The newest models in the silk gowns have guimpes and yokes made of bl&ck and white striped silk or of white chiffon with lines of black velvet Reference has already been made to the elbow sleeves, and the new double sleeve which are highly favored for :thin gowns. The latter sleeve ends ap parently at the elbow, but is really joined to an under-sleeve of a white fabric that'extends down over the hand, and gives-quite the effect of the ol^d-fashipned under-sleeve. Made in Mallnes lace or any of the thin thread ,laces it is very charming. In some of the foulard and India silk gowns the sprigged hand-embroidered and tam bour under-sleeves have reappeared anyonetortunate enough to have these sleeves on hind will now find a chance to use them again. The fichu with its scarf ends /frill bei a graceful feature ^of the summer styles. Whether the figure be slender or the reverse the fichu lends itself with equally good effect if only the wearer knows how to arrange it to her own advantage. The tall, slender /woman may gracefully tie the scarf ends In soft ripples At, the waist find then carry the ends to the back after crossing them, and knot them loosely behind. The short woman will draw the folds down very trimly to as much of a point as possible below the waist line, fastening the one small knot with iJrt 1 a long, slender pin and allowing tho straight scarf ends to fall low on theV skirt. The fichus may be of the mate rial of the gown, or of white trimmed with ruffles of lace or piaitings of mousseline de soie. On some of the gowns that are made .of silk these fichus are of liberty silk or chiffon. Soft, folded girdles and sashes will also play an important part in adding to the dainty, graceful and picturesque effect of the summer toilette. OUR COOKING SCHOOL. IL'.V?: Calf*8 Liver with Fine Herbs. Take a fresh calf's liver and cut it into slices of equal thickness and shape, dip the slices in seasoned flour and fry them in a rounding tablespoon ful of butter until a dark brown. When done remove the liver from the pan, add a little more butter and a t^blespoonful each -of chopped parsley and onions and two tablespoonfuls of mushrooms. Fry the herbs until done, add a tablespoonful. of flour, moisten with a coffee cup of stock, if you have'' it not, with warm water, and when a sauce of the right consistency is form ed put in the liver and let It warm through season with salt, pepper and a little lemon Juice- and serve very hot iftUT 1 i* s. Staffed Turnips." Select one quart of medium sized turnips peel and bo^jl them in saKed water until tender, drain, cUt.a. -slice from ib» top of each, scoop out half the middle witiT'a teaspoon, mash the part taken out, with salt,pepper, butter and the yolk of. an egg, and fill the tur nips with the mixture. Put back the slices fcut off, brush over with the beaten white of an egg, set them in a baking dish and brown in a hot oven. Serve hot. Eggs, Newport Style. Soak one pint of bread crumbs in one pint of milk beat eight eggs very light and mix with the bread crumbs. Havp ready a soucepan in which you have ihelted two tablespoonfuls of butter and pour In the egg mixture season, as the eggs are scrambled, with salt and peper. Cook as quickly as possible without burning. Serve on a hot platter and garnish with small triangles of "buttered toast. Doughnuts. One pound of sugar, yolks of four eggs, one tablespoonful of butter, one tablespoonful of molasses. Mix to gether add one pint of sour milk or buttermilk, one teaspoonful of soda In a little water, and enough flour to stiff en into dough of moderate -stiffness. Pointed Paragraphs. v' Rainbows in the eyes indicate love in the heart. An empty purse is responsible for some matrimony failures. Unless a man keeps moving thr world/will soon throw him down. You can seldom judge a man by his actions when he is away from home. A gem is not polished without rub bing—nor is a man perfected without trials. Every time a woman loses ninety eight cents she worries a dollar's worth. ,.A married woman says that dead let tws are those a wife gives her husband to mail. Sleep is said to be a great beautlfler. No wonder St. Louis is noted for its handsome policemen. A man isn't necessarily intoxicated because he mistakes one of the new spring bonnets for a lower garden The man who perjpits himself to br baffled by an adverse current will nev er make much headv^y in the voyage of life. A Timely .Observation* Myer—"Those chorus girls are cer tainly well trained. They keep step in such excellent time." Gyer—"Oh, that's easily' accounted for. They have clocks in their hosi ery."