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\ . ' When President Roosevelt touched the electric key at the white house in Washington, which set in motion the machinery of the world’s fair at St. Louis, he not only opened to the world the greatest display of the arts of peace the world has ever known, but he gave to the nation a fit climax of a century of growth of that vast territory west of the Mississippi—the Louisiana territory. When, at the swing of a lever, 90,000 gallons of water per minute was re leased to flow over the beautiful cas cades in front of Festival hall, there was completed the most beautiful ex position picture the world has ever seen, a picture that will live in the mind of every visitor to the great fair. Chicago had its Court of Honor, its stately palaces set against a back ground of the blue waters of Lake Michigan: Buffalo had its wonderful illumination, its dusk of evening 'brightening into day again as the countless thousands of twinkling lights brought back the effect of the rising sun. but these pictures, beautiful as they were, have been surpassed by the glory of the cascades, the foaming waterway, rushing downward from the colonnades surrounding Festival hall, to the great lagoons, with their myriad colors, intersecting the wonderfully beautiful grounds in all directions. Just as this newest of expositions surpasses all others in beauty, so, also, does it in size. One thousand two hun dred and forty acres, literally covered with the treasures, the productions, the curiosities of ,.ie world, tell the story of the fair in a sentence. No one vis itor will ever see it all, though he spent the full time the exposition is open at the task. An exposition which cost $50,000,000 before its gates were opened to the public; an exposition to which 52 nations from all cor ners of the world have sent their the visiting public to remember the fair by what might be termed its legitimate portion, its wealth of educational ex hibits, and yet, who would say that the shows along the ‘“Pike” are not edu cational in their way. On it are vil lages of every sort, and amusement features of every description. Five million square feet of entertainment. Among outdoor shows, that are not to be confounded with those of the "Pike," may be mentioned the reproduction of the City of Jerusalem and the forty acres of Filipinos. Among the most interesting of the many features of the fair are the vari ous government exhibits housed in the Government building which is 800 feet long by 250 feet wide. Every function of the government is exem plified in this building. Among these exhibits is a complete government mint for the manufacture of coin, but at St. Louis Uncle Sam is making in stead of coin gold souvenir medals, but the process is the same as if the product was legal tender. While Uncle Sam has a monopoly on the money making business he guards the priv ilege jealously and does not risk the precious dies, which put their im prints upon dimes, dollars and eagles, to leave their place of keeping. Besides a modern coining press, from which drops a bright medal at every click, is a screw press built in 1795 and used at that time to stamp small coins. There is also a hammer 120 years old and a small pair of bal ances formerly used in the Philadel phia mint. Comparing these with the improvements made in the last 100 years reveals how much easier it is now for Uncle Sam to replenish his treasury than it was when he was young in the business. All of the machines used in the plant are driven by independent direct current motors, the power for which PALACE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WITH UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT BUILDING AT END OF LAGOON AT W ORLD'S FAIR, ST. LOUIS. best for the people of the world to look upon; an exposition two miles long and one mile wide; an exposition that is twice the size of any other to which the public were invited; an ex position that is larger than the three previous large American expositions combined. Such is the exposition with which St. Louis celebrates the centennial of the Louisiana purchase. But the men responsible for the ex position do not wish that it should at tract by its size alone. They have builded for beauty, as well as for big ness, and who can stand in the center of the great panorama without being aroused to a pitch of enthusiasm by the beauty that surrounds him? It is the beauty, rather than the size of the fair, that first appeals to him. Another thing that appeals to the American, the man who loves his coun try, is the sentiment the exposition stands for. It is a sentiment that is fully exemplified in the imposing he roic statues of the states that stand on either side of Festival hall. These statues typify, not the states of the east, but those of the west, the states carved out of the Louisiana territory, the states that stretch from the gulf to the Canadian border, from the Mis sissippi to Puget sound; states that have within a century of time been builded out of the wilderness. It is for these the exposition has been build ed; it is these again that have made ♦ lio c»Yr\r\Ritinn nnssihlp Thp lpssnn they teach is written deep in the his tory of the nation. To attempt an itemized description of the wonders this exposition has brought to the doors of the people of the central west is impossible in the space of a newspaper article. Twelve thousand car loads of exhibits found space within the great palaces. It is almost impossible to realize what such a statement means until one has gone from building to building, from ex hibit to exhibit. Nor is the space in the building wasted. Every niche is filled with something of interest, and the demand was for almost double the amount at the disposal of the author ities. Some idea of this may be had from the statement that the breakfast food manufacturers alone asked for more space than would have filled all the Agricultural building, covering 19 acres of ground, and with four miles of aisles. To pick even the more interesting ex hibits is almost an impossibility, though among them might be men tioned the largest pipe organ ever man ufactured. with 145 stops and- pipes five feet in diameter and 32 feet long; four acres covered with agricultural machinery; the largest natatorium on earth; ten acres of roses; ten acres of live game; the largest engines ever built; a floral clock covering a quar ter of an acre of ground, and of which the minute hand weighs over a ton. Such items but give the general idea of the entire fair. It is all big, it is all beautiful, it is all interesting. The exposition management is not boasting of the “Pike.” They wish is transformed from 550 volts to 220. The gas for all heating operations, such as annealing, melting, etc., is manufactured by an independent plant situated outside the building, and so arranged that it can be controlled in the exhibit. These machines were de signed and built especially for this purpose. First of the series of devices com posing the plant is a furnace which supplies a heat of 2,000 degrees F. for the melting of metal alloys. Here the metal is cast into ingots and washed in a dilute solution of sulphuric acid to free the surface from copper oxide. The ingots are then run through the rolling mill and reduced in thickness from one-half an inch to eighty-five thousandths of an inch. This mill Is operated by a 50 horse power motor. The power is transmitted to the rolls by means of helical gears and pinions. After rolling the strips are heated in the annealing furnace to soften them for the cutter. Then they are cooled again by a water spray. For merly in the annealing process oxida tion took place during this operation, blackening the metal and necessitat ing a special cleaning operation. When the strips are cut to their proper length by the multiple shears, they are blanked by the cutting press which runs at 210 strokes per minute. The blanks are then upset in order to give enough metal at the edge for the border of the finished medallion. This tends to harden the edge and after another annealing in a rotary furnace, cleaning, drying and polish iog in a rotary tumbler and drying machine, they are ready for stamping. Uncle Sam’s imprint of value is then put upon the blank coin with a press which exerts a pressure of 130 tons, this great force being required to properly bring up the design. Then the bronze souvenir drops into the custodian’s hand a finished product. It is just so that dimes are made and that five, ten and twenty-dollar gold pieces are supplied for the treasury at Washington. Processes used in the making of paper money are altogether different, for it is here that the printer and not the machinist and founder serves a usefulness. In another section of the big Government building at the world’s fair there is a fully-equipped bank note printing plant. In the Palace of Transportation may be seen a full size section of the great tunnel which runs from Jersey City under the Hudson river, under New York city at Thirty-fourth street, and under the East river to l^ong Island, a distance of eight miles. It illustrates the tremendous work and millions of dollars expended upon one of the greatest engineering works of modern times. A great laboratory for testing the power, efficiency and economy of locomotives is also in this building. Locomotives will be under full steam and full speed in this laboratory, the greatest show of locomotive testing ever conceived and costing a quarter of a million dollars. THE CRUISER CALIFORNIA The Monitor Armored Ship Launched at San Francisco. Mina Florence May, llnngliter •! Gov. Purtlee of California, Did the Christening. San Francisco, April 29.—The ar mored cruiser California was launched at the shipyards of the Union iron works in this city. The electric button which started the vessel on her wray to the water was touched by Mrs. Walter S. Martin, daughter of Henry T. Scott, president of the Union iron works, and the cruiser was christened “California” by Miss Florence May Pardee, daughter of Gov. Pardee of the state of California. The launching took place under the auspices of the Native Sons of the Golden West, whose grand parlor is now in annual session at Vallejo. Gov. Pardee and staff, E. E. Schmitz, mayor of San Francisco; Maj.-Gen. Arthur MacArthur, U. S. A., and staff; representatives of the navy from the Mare Island navy yard, and officers of the state militia reviewed the launch ing from the United States tug Slocum, while four large ferry steamers carried nearly 5,000 members of the Native Sons order. A Powerful Venael. The cruiser California is supposed to embody the latest and best in ves sels of her class. There are to be five vessels like her, but at present the nearest approach to her on any waters is the model British cruiser Drake. The construction of the California was au thorized by congress March 3, 1899, and the contract for her construction was let abou,t a year later. She will cost, complete, $5,000,000, her hull and mooTiinorir nr\ctinor 9i‘X RO(T OOO nf til Jit. sum, and her equipment and armament the remainder. Her principal dimen sions are: Length on load water line, 503 feet; extreme breadth, 69% feet; main draught, 24 feet, and displace ment, 13.400 tons. She will have twin screws and triple expansion engines of 23,000 horse-power, capable of de veloping a maximum speed of 22 knots an hour. The California'.* Batteries. The California carries the American idea of a fighting ship. Her main bat tery is composed of four 8-inch rifles placed in two armored turrets, one for ward and one after; fourteen 6-incli and eighteen 3-inch rapid-fire guns. The secondary battery consists of twelve 3 pounder semi-automatic guns, four 1 poiyider automatic, four 1-pounder rapid-fire Hotchkiss guns, two 30-centi meter Gatlings, six 30-centimeter auto matic Colt’s, together with two 3-inch field pieces to be used by landing par ties. Her Armor Protection. The California will have a belt of steel armor 7% inches wide on the water line and varying in thickness from 3% to 6 inches, as well as the 5 inch casement above the belt of armor for 232 feet of the vessel’s length. The end of the side armor will be joined by traverse armor four inches thick, thus forming a steel inclosure for ten of the 6-inch guns. The other four 6-inch guns are separately protected by five inch armor at each corner of the super structure. The 8-inch guns are pro tected by armor six inches thick. The steel-protected deck is six inches thick on the slope. NELLY FARREN IS NO MORE. The Oldlline Gairy Then ter Favo rite, Bend From tiouty Affec tion in London. London, April 29.—Nellie Farren, an old-time Gaiety theater favorite, is dead of gouty affection of the heart. Nelly Farren was a member of the first Gaiety company which visited the United States. It became known, in 1898, that she was suffering from ad versity, and friends, March 17, of that year, gave her the most remarkable benefit ever witnessed in London. Ev (>rv available seat was sold weeks ahead, netting $25,000, while subscrip tions poured in from many sources. When the performance began it was said that Drury Lane theater had never held su,ch a large number of people. JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS Several Nominations of Judges For Indian Territory Courts Sent to tl»e Senate. Washington, April 29.—The presi dent sent to the senate the following nominations: Thomas C. Humphrey, judge of the United States court for the central dis trict of the Indian territory; Louis Sulzbacher, Missouri, judge of the United States court for the western dis trict of Indian territory; William R. Lawrence, Illinois, judge of the Unit ed States court for the eastern district of Indian territory; Joseph T. Dicker son, of Kansas, to be judge of the United States court for the southern district of Indian territory. Again Postponed. New York, April 29.—The hearing in the Harriman-Pierce suit against the Northern Securities plan for distribu tion of railroad stocks, which was to have come before United States Judge Kirkpatrick at Newark, was again postponed until May 9. Charged With Condncting Lottery. Decatur, Ind., April 29.—Jess Roop is under arrest here charge® with be ing general manager of the Montreal Lottery Co., composed of Decatur citi zens, including a prominent city offi cial. Chinese Lawyers Coming. Washington, April 29.—The Chinese government has designed Con Tsu Ch’i and Shun Shi I to represent that country at the universal congress of lawyers and jurists to be held during the St. Louis exposition. On Trial For Ringing. Moscow, April 29.—The trial has begun here of two men, Bagovsky and Istovsky, charged with entering an American trotter, Osland, as a Russian horse and carrying off all the prizes. t \ ; A USEFUL TOILET CLOSET. Handy for Keeping Medicines, Shav ing Materials, Soaps, Wash Cloths, Etc. A small closet in & home, for keep ing medicines and toilet articles, is a great convenience. Mine consists of one-half inch pine, four inches wide, planed and put together so as to be 2x3 feet. It has four shelves. The door is of thin pine, free from knots, planed, hinged and with a lock catch. The outside of frame and door Is varnished. Being in our toilet room, it is indeed a very useful as well as ornamental piece of furniture. It has no back cas HOW THE CLOSET IS MADE. ings or boards; simply rests against the wall. It is held in place by four short pieces of band iron, one end of each band being fastened to back of frame; the other end fastened to the wall by a screw. All kinds of medi cines, shaving materials, soaps, wash rags, etc., can here be kept. If there is no other looking glass in the room, one may be fastened on the outside of the door.—F. H. Plumb, in Farm and Home. How to Treat Your Hands. The exigencies of domestic life make many people treat their hands as if they were insensitive things. The following simple rules may bring such sufferers solid comfort: The hands are to be rubbed over at night with a mixture of lanolin, one part, and sweet almond oil, three parts. Large gloves of kid or leather are then to be donned. For washing the hands the best soap and warm water must be used and it is pref erable to employ a lather. Rinsing should always follow washing. Finally, this lotion is to be freely rubbed over the skin: Precipitated chalk, one ounce; glycerin, one ounce and ahalf; saturated solution of gelatin, two drams; rose water to make eight ounces. The bot tle should be well shaken before its con tents are poured out. As the chalk has a tendency to deposit round the nails, the latter must be earefuljfr wiped.—Chi cago News. ‘ The War Against Moths. Cedar oil applied to the crevices of trunks and chests is a far better pre ventive against moths and certainly less disagreeable than moth balls. RUDENESS AT THE TABLE. It Takes Away the Pleasure of Eat ing and Indirectly Impairs Healthful Digestion. To a nervous person vulgar manners at the table are the most irritating of all things. It takes away the pleasure of eating, the relish for food, and in a measure unfits the digestive organs for their work. The fact is, it does a stomach absolute harm to be affected in this way during the process of di gestion, and persons habitually an noyed by such things are sure to suffer seriously from it. At no other place do the habits of vulgar people appear so vulgar as at the table. Trifling things that one would not notice in the parlor or in ordinary conversation about the house, become positively offensive when indulged in at the table, and per sons who have been shocked at the dis gusting sight of a knife ladened with food on its way to the jaws of a wo man, or heard with a sickening of the nerves an uncontrollable belch from a man, must have felt the premonitory symptoms of dyspepsia. It is needless to protest that such cases are rare, arid to claim that it is not often the case that men or women are so vulgar as to pick their teeth with pins at the table, or in other ways display their innate vulgarity. But they do, and not all well-bred people are so fortunate as to escape enduring agony from such causes. Women who set themselves up to be teachers of morality, and who condemn coarse or rude talk in others. U1 V> £5 Ui i l ^ UllVUlllUVU — “ the table that would really shock them if they knew how they affected others. The matter is one that demands consid eration from young and old, and if there are persons who know of them selves that they have rude habits at the table, whether it be of one kind or another, there should be no time lost in correcting them. There are innum erable ways in which vulgarity is ex hibited. but the most commonly vulgar forms are those mentioned, and the greater number of people who are of fenders at all, are offenders In these particularly mentioned ways.—N. Y. Weekly. ._ WAR FROM TATTOO MARKS. New Guinea Tribe Fought Because Its Design Was Copied—Un written Copyright Law. One special feature of many of the tribes inhabiting New Guinea is the un written law of copyright in the de signs with which they tattoo their bodies, says a writer in Stray Stories. Each tribe has its own particular sys tem of ornamenting the body, and should a member of any other tribe imitate the pattern, it is regarded as quite a sufficient reason for a declara tion of war between the two tribes. A young warrior fell in love with a girl of a neighboring tribe; the girl favored his suit, but there was a rival in her own tribe. This rival wished to know why the girl did not look upou him with equal favor, and why she went outside the tribe for a husband. The girl hesitated, and then replied— either as a subterfuge or as a state ment of actual fact, but probably the former—that the rival was not so well ornamented as was the suitor from the neighboring tribe The home rival watched for the suc cessful suitor, took note of the pattern, and copied it. The other tribe resented this infringement, and declared war, in the course of which both suitors were killed. The Latest Things in Sleeves THE sleeves not alone tell the vint age of the gown, but give the distinctive touch in nine cases out of ten as Dame Fashion rules in these days. Sleeves just now differ enough in style to suit the most changeable representative of the fair sex, the only point of resemblance being a certain degree of shoulder slope. This variety is most welcome, for it enables a woman to select a different type of sleeves for almost every kind of gown or waist, and at the same time secure something new and suitable. In the accompanying group, which we take from Brooklyn Eagle, are seen five fa vorite models, in which the principal points of the season’s sleeves are noted. First is the new inverted gigot sleeve, shaped entirely to the wrist by means of the seams, and minus any added cuff. Another is a pretty exam ple of the Stuart sleeve, edged either with lace or hemstitched lawn frills. A third shows a popular elbow sleeve, decorated with rows of narrow ribbon, and edged with a handkerchief cuff. The fourth design is Parisian and semi loose. It is gauged to the armhole and round the upper arm, falling loose till it reaches the wide gauntlet cuff. The last style, suited to an evening frock or tea gown, is formed of a deep pouf edged with accordion plaiting. Among other new sleeves can be counted at least half a dozen that aro distinctive in style. There is the sleeve which is shaped like a crook neck squash. It is long and tapering until it reaches the main portion, where it widens out into a deep shape. This kind of sleeve is now made all a mass of tucks. At the wrist it is sid^ plaited into a wide band of goods, which is covered with a cuff of lace, w'hich is finished with a big chou of ribbon, or a rosette of cloth. Then there is the delightful old sleeve which is shirred very full into the arm hole. It falls limp and baggy to the wrist, where it is trimmed with no less than six ruffles, each one bordered with narrow lace. These ruf fles reach almost to the elbow and the effect is decidedly quaint. The umbrella sleeve is lovely and is best described by its name. If it could be “lifted” it wo)ild form a very nice parasol cover. As it is it is gathered into the arm hole and falls in many points around the hand. Underneath there is a lingerie cuff over which the points make a very nice trimming. There is the bag sleeve, which is very much liked, and which can be em ployed upon many gowns. It is suit able for all materials from sprigged lawn to broadcloth. This sleeve has its fullest part underneath. It is gath ered into a band of embroidery just below the elbow. And, from this "band of embroidery, there falls a flounce of the dress goods, arranged in such a way as to cover the knuckles. The cape sleeve is one that is also worn. This is gathered into the arm hole and falls mostly at the back. There is an underneath sleeve of thin ner stuff. This sleeve is designed for piazza gowns. « THE CUNNING MOUSE, A tiny mouse on pleasure bent. Of human wiles all Innocent, Away from home exploring went. Allured by Biddy's tempting bait, I>e.?iigned its greed to stimulate. It started to Investigate. "What's this I see?" Miss Mousey cried, As soon as she the trap espied. “A cunning house w ith cheese Inside! •‘I think I'll take a little bite; But wait!” she said, with sudden fright; “I’m not quite sure that it's all right. •‘It may be like those horrid traps That mother warned me of, perhaps, And when you nibble, it quickly snaps. “So first of all. I’ll climb on top And pull the catch to make it drop, And when that’s safe then down 1 11 hop. And this was how the Jlttle bandit Secured her prize, contrived to land it— And Biddy couldn’t understand it. MORAL. In courting danger it were fit That we employ both care and wit, Lest we should prove the biter bit. —Hector Rosenfeld, in St. Nicholas. DOG KILLED BIG WILDCAT. New Hampshire Foxhound Encount ered a Fierce Opponent and Came Out Victorious. In a fight between a foxhound and a wildcat' the betting man would be in clined to place his money on the latter, and feel that the percentage in favor of his winning would be great enoifgh to satisfy any reasonable man looking for a gamble. Nevertheless, a good, husky wildcat was put to the bad by a foxhound in Charlestown, N. H„ a few days ago, which shows that it is no “cinch" to bet on the wildcat. No one saw the fight in which the wildcat, in this par ticular instance, came out second best, but the results were very much in evi dence. William Swan, proprietor of the Eagle hotel, in Charlestown, recently went out on the hills, east of the vil lage, to see if he could start a fox. His dog Sport had not been running long before he gave tongue, a'nd, as Mr. Swan thought, was in hot chase after a fox. In the course of 15 or 20 minutes Mr. Swan got sight of the dog and the ani mal he was chasing, but at too great a distance to take a shot at it. It was near enough, however, for him to see that it was no fox the dog was follow ing. It looked formidable enough, too. to make the hunter think it would be well for him to fix himself with ammu SPORT AND HIS MASTER. nition different from that which he used to shoot foxes. He went to where he had left his horse, drove to the hotel, got satisfac tory ammunition, and was half way out to the hills again when he met the dog, limping home. Despite his lameness, Sport appar ently was quite willing to go back again, and piloted Mr. Swan to where he, only a short time before, had had a very strenuous and interesting time. There was a dead wildcat in the middle of a plot of ground 20 feet square. All around the space were evi dences that there had been "something doing.” The light brush was broken, and, scattered about indiscriminately, was a lot of hair and numerous blood stains. That was all. Sport could not tell how things happened to be that way, but he seemed to be pretty well satisfied with his own part in the mix up, and the way he had come out of it. He had been bitten in the right fore leg at the first joint, and his nose and ears were scratched somewhat, but there were no very serious injuries. The wildcat’s back had been Droken, and one of its shoulders was lacerated. Ti _- - J OA nmtn/’lci onrl n A ri o i n 1 If 11 ” V-iftHV. U ----V looked as if it might have been able to put up a fight. Killing domestic cats Is a mere pas time for this dog Sport, and perhaps, in his experience in this line, he picked up a few points that were of use to him in his fight with the wild one. Except a temporary lameness, he suf fered no ill effects from the encounter, and Mr. Swan is afraid that he is like ly to get a "swelled head” and worry the pet cats in the neighborhood more than ever.—Boston Globe. Cats Are Fond of Olives. "I have often wondered if all cats like olives,” remarked a woman who is very Tond of the feline tribe. "All mine do, and I have six. Olives are usually an acquired taste with the human race, but cats seem to take to them naturally—at least mine do. An olive will set anyone of them into paroxysms of Joy. They will leave milk or fish or any other article of food for it, purring and rolling over it much as though it might have the intoxicating ef fect of catnip, before they finally eat it. I have often tried olives on other cats in the houses of friends and have found them equally appreciative, only they prefer their olives cut up into pieces.” The Oldest Bell in America. The first bell to ring in this hemis phere, at Isabella, San Domingo, 1493, is of bronze, eight inches high and six and a half inches wide. KING CARRIED EGG BASKET. How Denmark’s Venerable Monarch Once Upon a Time Helped a Peasant Woman. King Christian of Denmark, dean ol the world’s monarchs, likes to move about among his people without cere mony. Frequently during his daily walks about the streets of Copenhagen he has been known to hail a common cat and drive to his castle. His plain, quiet habits he has alwayi maintained from the time when he was only an ordinary officer in the Danish army and had no thought of ever be coming a king. One day King Christian sat on a bench in the wood near Fredensborg, smoking his cigar and whisking the fallen leavei with his cane, when an old peasant wom an came along, carrying a basketful ol eggs. She took a seat beside the king. Looking at the white-haired, plainly clad old man-, she said: “You are from the neighborhood here, I s’pose?” “Yes, I am,” replied the king. “Then you can tell me if the castle it far from here. I thought of selling my eggs there, you know.” “The castle lies on the other side ol SAT DOWN BESIDE THE KING. this park, my good woman,” he an swered. The woman squinted at her neighbor. “I s’pose you are a soldier,” she said, finally. “Yes, I am,” replied the king. “I thought so. Then you might be a sergeant.” “Have been, ma’am,” said the king, smiling. “I don’t think you can be a captain?” “Oh, have been, have been.” Now the woman looked at the king very suspiciously. “You'll not tell me you are a colonel ?” “Have been,” the king said, once more. Then the woman, folding her hands and rolling up her eyes, sighed and said: “Dear me. dear me! I have seen such things before. You have lost your posi tion, I guess, and I know the reason. It is always whisky. Don’t taste it any more. Poor man. I pity you!” So she walked along toward the castle. The king went another way, and as ths woman stopped at the gate, being at a loss where to go, the white-haired man from the wood stood, smiling, before her again. “You are stronger than I. You can take my basket,” said the woman. The king did not object, so they both stepped up the stair to the kitchen de partment. The cooks, of course, stared as they saw the king with the egg bas ket. One of them, having more presence of mind than his fellows, ran toward him, seizing the basket. “Your majesty,” he stammered. “Yes,” the woman said, “the eggs are for the king. Is he at home? As I am here now, I should like to see him.” “Look at me, then,” laughed King Christian. “I am the king.” The old woman drew back. “You are the king,” she said. “But then you ought to wear a nice uniform, so that your people could recognize you. Please don’t put me in jail. You can take the eggs. I don’t want any money.” But King Christian laughed aloud, or dered the chef to pay her well for the eggs, and left her, a very much amazed old woman.—Chicago Inter Ocean. STORY OF TWO SWALLOWS. They Built a Nest in a Gentleman’s Bedroom and Made Them SCX V CO Cl l XXViUl. One morning two swallows flew into the bedroom 'of Mr. Chapman, of Fro cester court, Gloucester, and, after sev eral other visits, at last built a nest in the room. In due course four eggs were laid. While the mother was sit ting the maid was never allowed to attend to the room, but whenever she went near the nest the bird flew off. If a stranger or any other member of the household entered the room she flew away at once. Mr. Chapman, how ever, was especially favored, just as if they knew that he was the landlord and might press them for rent. He could remove the hen from the nest, place her back, or handle the eggs, and they never said a word. The eggs having been hatched, Mr. Chapman no ticed that the father always fed the same two youngsters, and the hen al ways the other two. He tried to puz zle them by mixing up the babies, but the parents never mistook one pair for the other. When the fledglings were able to fly, the whole family went out for the day, returning at night. One morning, however, they did not go out, but, instead, all perched on the rail at the head of the bed and kept up a ceaseless twitter for fully an hour. Then they took their leave for the year. Mr. Chapman kindly, took means to prevent the window from ever being closed. The Freedom of a City. When the “freedom” of a city is pre sented to any one, it is done as a mark of special recognition and honor. The person on whom the freedom Is con ferred of course values the compliment paid him muth more than the rights and privileges conferred, which indeed he is very seldom in a position to de» Sire or use.