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THE QVEEN OF SPAIS.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT ROYAL HIGHNESS. HER Slaee tier ng.lles BILgot rrerlala. Y4 l.tnobooo' She III Uke a Tlgreae That e II rr Heart? Helix r. I Ml king of the Spaniards. ARIA CHRIS TINA, queeu re gent of Spain, wat thrust Into ber po Itlon by tbe dfstb u( her bufbuod. To bave strenuous du ties, huge caret, t r e n d uua re spoBSlbllltles heaped upon on. rltb no question or BAD NEWS FOR BIROS. fiiHn I Apt to h loo Mark ior tfeo II i .r. .... Unwelcome Intelligence for tta Sel- borne society and others who concern themselves with the protection of birds comet from Parti, sari the London Olobe. Tbe laat word of ftar.icB there la tbe feather blouse. This Is usually composed of tbe green and blue plum age of tbe lopbopbore bird, but the flamingo and tbe peacock are also re quisitioned, and tbe undeniable beauty of the body plumage of many other birds will drag them. too. Into tbe net, of ruthless fashion. Tbe hope la ex pressed, indeed, tbat because feather blouses "are expeaslva and easly got out of order." the fash loo will not last long; but human nature Is so consti tuted tbat these manifest defects In a material for clothes are often ac counted Its greatest merits. Tbe main reason why the popularity of tbe silk HKHOKS OF MANILA. MEN WHO AIDED DEWEY THE FIGHT. IN Tbe Oroalrtt flchter of Then Ali M on tbe losloe of a Masai Sratleasy Dyer of lb llallloiure aaeoaal lo imp training or natural ability would be a nfJ, raDDUt .taken Is that It Is ei fata from which any woman migm shrink. Perhaps today she Is the met wretched and harassed woman In all Europe Danger tbraatena her on all aides. No matter what happens thers Is menace to her and hers. lb Is fighting aa the lioness fights for her cub. More tbar her own aafety and Ufa are at stake. Tbe daughter of an Austrian arcbduka. born In tbs faith of royalty, educated In traditions of tba dlvlae right of kings, wedded to a monarch who believed all this. ptnalve compared with other bats snd eaally gets out of order. It haa, too, i tola fascinating fault. In addition to i those which It shares with tbe feather i blouse, tbat comparatively alight i changes alter Its character so com ! pletely that no man who asplrea to be fashionably dressed can wear tbe same I hat two years running, no matter bow Utile It may have been uaed. What Is tbe subtle charm In these obvious de fecta of an artcle of clothing, qua clothing Simply this: that the fasb- and mother of a boy proclaimed a king lonably dressed person Is thereby dls- from tbe Instant of bis birth -bow could she look on and sea tbe throne totter under the weight of tba boy king, her boy. flesh of her flesh and soul of btr soul, and not light? For nearly twelve years the queen regent baa lived, stndled. worked, ruled, thought snd prayed for her son. Americans may feel that the time for doing away with royal symbols has tlnguishable at sight from tha cheap Imitation, and when a fashion has been Inaugurated which defies color able Imitation on a cheap scale, and yet appears taateful. It has generally come to stay. Tbts Is too likely to be tbe caae with tbe featbrr blouse, what ever our humanitarians may say. -til QUEEN OK SPAIN, cone, but to btr, nurtured as she has been, and with the blood of kings IB bar vtlna, she cannot see this, but only the bltterneaa and necessity of her po sition, tba rigors snd bardsbVorc.iia the great and awful ne of struggle to keap for her ho that which the mother and tbe qneen both believe to be bis by all rights human and divine Tha qtieeq wanted Mm called after bla father, (kut msny prophesied that an Alfonso XIII. would be unlucky (to which Irffldent some of them probably point now, after the wont of croakers). 'But tbe pope said that he himself was thirteenth, and so the queen had her way, and the tiny king wai baptized Alfonso lon Fernando Santiago Ma ria Isldro Psscuil Antonio. At first the queen recent was not much liked, because to the hot-blooded .Spaniard I bar Austrian ways seemed mid ami bard. Undoubtedly she Is an Immenre. proud woman. A well-known writ er thus describes the queen regent: "Neither tall nor short, nor stout sor I bin. Queen Maria Christina looked to be a woman who had had her full tbs re of trouble In this world, and had been obliged to fight for her own band Tbat, Indeed, has been her history. A foreigner in a nation of people proud by nature and suspicious by ren ts of tba events of their history, the naw queen could seek In her troubles but little consolation or guidance from bar husband, but she net herself reso lotely to the taak of gaining the re aped and confidence of the people snd tbe affection of the brilliant but un steady Alfonso XII. In Mu drld Itself there Is very little real fervor for royalty, but tbe Irreconcil able republicans are few. The oppor tunists and the moderate republicans re In the ascendant, and they recog nlae that perhaps the best form of government of Spain Is a liberal regime during tbe minority of a king, and with queen as regent who bas made her aelf respected for her private char acter, and who does not unduly Inter fere with matters of state." r ' This Is the mother who Is fighting for tbe rights of her boy aa a tigress fights for her cub. The Mrn.llng llaMI. TsM a man once (all Into the habit of pottering, or tinkering at his house bis body, h'.s character, and always there Is danger that he will become a confirmed robbler," writes Robert J Burdetto, of "The Mending Basket," ta tbe April Home Journal. ' Where bo should il off a rotting roof from i ridge to corn it- he will stick a shing'c g piece of slate, u strap of tin. amid ever Increasing leaks, dry rol nnd gen gfw! decay He bracts snd bolsters and pat' ties walls and fences until his fsrm looks as though It hail a combination of Saint Vitus dance und delirium tremens. He tinkers at his poor, p r lahlng frame with i ura-alla gad lotions, pills snd plssters. He braces up hit I decaying virtues with good resolutions, I and poultices his vices with good In tentions He fences his foil Ion with certain or rather, uncvrtulti limita tions. And, after all. he Is the name old man Decayed anil decaying, wink here and warped there; out of lumh disjointed and covered with pstches that do not renew hltu nor mend htm at all, but merely emphasise hit de- ' generation." A TACTFUL GIFT. Ilniibear ateeeltet Three lllg I'olar Heart. Moat of tbe incidents of Internation al civility which the Parisian papers re lated during tbe recent trip uf Presi dent Kaure to Russia snd the previous visit of the cxar and tarlna to France were rather too effusive In matter and florid In manner to please our severer taste Hut they have recently recalled one Franco-Russian anecdote, says tbe Youth's Companion, which we can appreciate-all the more, perhaps, be cause diplomatically It wis not of Im portance. During tbe last visit of tbe Grand Duke Michael to the gay capital there was placed next to htm at a grand dinner given In his honor not, aa usual, a French statesman or great so cial celebrity but s Httls, bright-eyed, white-haired strong-featured woman wearing tbe red ribbon of tbe Legion of Honor on bsr breast. She was Mdllv Roaa Bonheur. tbs fa mous artist. They became, during the progress of the elaborate meal, tbe beat of ."rVbus; the duke declared It waa long since be hail so enjoyed any wo man's conversation, and mademoiselle, on her part, found him a most appre ciative and Intelligent listener. When dessert was served a double nut was found on the duke's plate, and they ate a phllopena together, wblcb the la dy won. "What can I give you. made moiselle, which will really give you pleasure?" asked the grand duke, po litely. "I cannot deny my weakness." was the reply. "Any little animal wblcb I can use as a model will be welcome." Sevt ral months passed and she supposed th duke's promise for gotten, when a few weeks ago the phll- j opens arm. -I There w. .. 'Iim- of tbe little "animals" -and they were. I mighty, white bagffg, shaggy, huge and ferocious' Few lndltn would tare for sui h a trio of pets, but Mdlle. Uonheiir. who has tamed as well as painted wild beasts before now. was delighted, and will no doubt do proper Justice with both her heart and her brush to tba characteristics of tbe oft-maligned Rut stun bear. The magnificent victory won by Commodore Dewey over the Spsntsb fleet st Msslls will go down ss one of the quickest sad most dsrlng schlevements In the naval history, not only of he United States, but of tbe entire world. Thst he dsred nsvlgate tbe harbor In tbe dead of night, know log It waa mined, so ss to be In a position ss soon as dsy broke to at tack tbe enemy, wss sn exhibition of pluck that baa amazed tbe world. Hla success In annihilating tba Spsnish fleet haa been recognised by tbe United Ststes government by a resolution of cungrstulstlon, snd hs will also be promoted to resr admiral From nsvy officers In sll psrts of the world bis achievement hst called forth words of admiration While much bss already teen written sbout Commodors Dewey we must not overlook the gallant com manders who so nobly stood by their ships In the battle of Msnlls, and upon eseb of whom s share of the honor of the great victory must be given. Of Commodore Dewey much can be written. His christening of fire wss shosrd the old ttesm sloop Mississippi, under Fsrrsgut, In tbe early dsyt of the civil war. Commodore Dewey it now about 61 years old. Hs belongs In Vermont, snd be wss sppolnted to the Nsvsl Academy from thst state In September. 114. Four years Ister, when he wss graduated he was sent aboard ths attsm frigate Wabash, for s cruise In tbe Mediterranean Dewey got his commission as lleuteasnt on April 1. ll ' eight dsys sfter Fort Sumter wss fired upon, snd he was Immedlstely assigned) Join tbe Mis slsslppi snd do duty 4lth the West Oulf squsdron He wss on ths Mis sissippi when she took part with Fsr- J aad attached to tbe stesmthlp Oneida cf the West Cult squadron, from 183 ' I to IK Ha waa on hoard bis sblp In tbe battle of Mobile bay. oa August J 1. 184. At tbe close of tbs war. hav ing served la a Bomber of engsge ' uents, bs was sttsched to ths stesm 1 sloop Brooklyn, of the Brsilllan squad I ron, and later wsgjgua board tbe Kear- sarge. He waa pn oted to lieutenant on February 21, 1M7, and to lieutenant-commander one year later, and as signed to tbe Mlchlgsn snd sfterwsrd to the Monongahela. He wss executive officer of the flsgshlp Trenton of tbe Europesn squsdron. snd wss msde commsnder oa March 10. 1S82. Ha was for a time assigned to the torpedo station and also to the Boston nsvy yard. He was msde commsnder of the Jsme town In 184 snd wss Inspector of llghth uses at Buffalo. N Y . when as signed to tbe Aslstlc squadron. Captain N. Mayo Dyer, of the cruis er Baltimore, baa had a diversified ca reer, aad bas fought bis wsy up to a captaincy, without ever having attend ed a naval academy. No man In the navy haa a better record for bravery and daring than the gallant captala of the Baltimore. He entered the vol unteer navy at tbe outbreak of the civil war as a mastsr's mste, and serv ed la the engagements of tbe West Oulf squsdron. For gallant snd meritorious conduct be wss promoted to acting ensign on May i:i. I W8; and later to ensign and assigned to ths Olssgow. Afterwsrd bs wss msds msster snd plsced In commsnd of tbe Randolph, la 1U4, wblcb operated la Mobile bay. His vessel wss sunk by s torpedo on April 1. IMS. After tha surrender bs wss promoted to sctlng volunteer lieu tenant snd put In command of two of tbe surrendered ships, the Rlsck Dia mond and the Morgan. He then serv ed on the Elk. snd Ister on ths Stock dale, snd subsequently did shore duty st the buresu of navigation Hs wss msde commsnder In ths regulsr nsvy on March 12, ISO. Whlls command ing the Osslppee. going from the Mexl can coast to the north, an Incident hap pened which showed his brsvery snd the regsrd hs hsd for his men. A sailor, In adjusting s Ball, accidentally great, then on special service. He dity on the Portsmouth, also m clal service. From lStl to ISM hs wss ssslgned to duty st tbe Naval academy, snd then served on the Monongshela oa apeclal service. He was with ths North Atlantic squsdron In ISM. snd was promoted to commands' in thst yesr. Csptsln Frsnk Wildes, ol the Bos ton, comes from Massachusetts. He Is a graduate of Annapolla sad served with gallsntry through ths war. m SCIENTIFIC Tories. CURRENT NOTES OF DISCOV ERY AND INVENTION. A Warhlae far I leaalas Mef.lt lag Marklag !' " Urlafclag Hea.n.lal aiatpolbelU lk- Uleeirlc It.. ii. i Vtagnos. float la tadare Sleep. Sleep ensues when tbe brain it Isrge ly denuded of blood According to tbs "Spectator," to partly empty the brain of Its blood supply, to keep the hesd cool, the blood sufficiently wsrm and to ; send tbe blood rsther to tbe lower ex tremities this Is tbe physical problem of ths sleepless. It Is Interesting to i note thst during sleep a great number ' of ths bodily functions continue quite normally without interfering with sl'tp ( Itself, snd therefore sleep Is not so I like death as some of the potts bsve Imagined. Man aaleep Is not so pro- ' foundly different from msn swske. ths two chief points of difference, how svsr. being these- a greater IndrawUg 1 of oxygen snd exhslstlon of carbonic acid and a complete nervs rest Ths . bedroom snd ths stats of oc.-upsnt 'as suming the sbsence of sxternsl nolge) are tbe chief fsctors In the problem. Tbe sleeping room should bs siry and cool, never, for adult person, reach ing a higher temperature than CO de grees, though yuung chlldisn need grsster wsrmth. The bead should never be under tbe sheets, but exposed snd cool. Tbs feet should be kept wsrm by a llttls extra clothing at ths foot. With a heavy sleeper there should be no thick curtsln. but with s light sleeper rurtslns are essential, aa sunlight plays upon the optic ncive and rouses thst sttentlon which il Is ths OBS object of tbe sleeper to k'e p la sus pended animation Ths bed should never be between fireplace snd door, ss It cstches the draughts, and li is more dsngerous snd more easy to contract s chill In bed thsn In the dsytlme. ths Water llrluklag HeneSrlal. When It Is considered that the body Is msde up very Isrgely of wster R readily be understood bow Important to health Is a constant supply of this fluid. Many people bave a uotlon that drinking of water la any amount be yond tbat actually necessary to quencn thirst Is Injurious, snd. sctlng on this belief, they endesvor to drink as little ss possible. The notion, however, H wide of the truth Drinking freely of pure water It a moat efficacious means not only of preserving health, but often of restoring It when falling A" ,h tissues of the body need wster. sod wster In sbundame is necessary also for the proper performsnre of every vital function. Cleanliness of the tit sues within the body is ss necessary to heslth and comfort as clesnllness of ths skin, snd wster tends to Insure tbe one as truly ss It does tbe other. It dissolves the wsste material, which would otherwise collect in the body, snd removes It In the vsrlous exer tions. These waste material' are often sctusl poisons, snd msny a hesdaehe msny rheumatic pains and arhes. many sleepless nights and llstbss days and man allaeka of the "blues" Sre due do not obstruct tbe free ptsrsg- of tha ' frsms over tbe supports on the poles. j On tbs lower wlrs a similar device u used, and both sets of trolley wheels ! ire coonecteg by sn Insulsted panto graph srrsngemeat, which effectively I provides for uoequsl tension n ths i trolley wires. Connection betwi iu the ; trolleys snd the wsgon Is sde by ca bles, which run on an a.." .matte reel on tbe wagon. This peitn.ts ths cs bles to run out a few hundred feet. If necessary, or winds them up to a short length, snd the wsgon thus has con slderable freedom in direction of tra vel, enabling it to readily turn out of the way of obstacles, aad to fallow twists sad turns of ihe road without difficulty, even though the pole line may take a somewhat different and possibly more oinvinleBt cowrwe. A two-horse power motor cn the vsgow Is geared to the rear axle for protetllng effect Do Negrttet Itlath. Blushing bas often been considered ss s peculisrity of tba while man. snd hss been denied to other rsces, and gs peclally to tbe aegro; bu seveial trust worthy observers astur.d Dai win tbat they had seen oa the faces of negroes sn sppesrsnce resembling s blush un der circumstances which would have excited one In us. sltbougb their skins were uf sn eUiny bla' k tint Home de scribe It ss blushing brown, but most say that tbe blackness becomes more Intense. An Incressed supply of blood In the skin seems In some manner to Intensify tbe, blackness Scars remain for a long tlms wblte in ths negro, and Dr Burgess, who had frequent op- PRODIOY WAS MADE. NOT BORN Over in England a new violinist bas Just made his appeurancc Muaier Ver non Warner, aged lo. He seems to lie a unique cresturs among youthful musicians, because bit Hfm7 sag" " i ' ' " " sjBjJJ" solelv lo Ihe rlr. illation In the Moon poriunnies 01 oi.servmg one on ine race or deposit In the tissues i f these waste I of s negress noticed that It Invariably matters, which csnnot te got rid ot because of an Insufficient supply m wster. Wster Is accused of making fat. and people with a tendency to cor pulence avoid It for that reason But I this Is not strictly true. It does un ! douhtedly often Incresse the weight, , but It does so becsuse It Improves the digestion snd therefore more of the food esten it utilized and turnrd Into i tat and fleth. But excessive fst. which ! ws call corpulence, It not a tlgn g health, but of faulty digestion and at tlmilatlon, and systematic wster drink, j Ing Is often employed ss s means of reducing the superfluous fat which It sometimes does with astonishing rapid 1 Ity. sjrsxasBoMais tab. Perhaps the most dsngerous of Its kind l one that was described In s French sclentinV journal st the begin ning i f IHI at lesst. It might prove so In unscrupulous hsndt. It consists of an aqueous solution of Iodide ami starch. In four weeks characters writ ten with It dlsappesr. preventing all use or sbuse of letters, and doing away with sll documentary evidence gf any kind In the bands of the recipient. But a recent discovery by Prof Braylants, of the University of Ixmvaln, surpasses all. Inasmuch as no ink st sll Is re quired In order to convey s secret mes ssge. He Isys several sheets ot uote psper on esch oher, snd writes on ths uppermost with a enrll; then selects one of the under sheets on which no tnsrks of the writing sre visible. Oa expoxlng the sheet to the vapor of Io dine for a few minutes it turns yellow ish, snd the writing appears of a violet-brown color. On further moisten ing the paper It turns blue, snd the let ters show In vlobt linrs The explan ation is that notepaper contains starch, which, under pressure, becomes hydra mlde, and turns blue In the Iodine fumes It Is lest to write on a bard desk, say, a pane of glass. Sulphurous setd gas can make the writing dlsip pear again, and it can be revived a sec ond time Invention. Iiocame red whenever she waa abiupt ly spoken to or charged with sny triv ial offense The I huh could be teen proceeding from the circumference of tbe scsr towards the middle. Mulst toes sre often great blusher. From these facta there can be no doubt thst negroes blush, though no reddening of their skins Is vlslbls Iter. titles Warkla j-lttt. A new msrklng aad stenciling pot contains s revolving slid perforsted cylinder The perforations on tbe roll er serve the double urposc of ag. fat ing the ink and conveying It to the brush Motion it gitce to tbe roller by a quick m tw ment of the btuth Just enough uf the ink It transferred to ths brush to do the work In a neat and satisfactory manner, without overload Ing the brush or waating ink. Not on ly la the brush prevented from being overloaded, but tbe t perstor's fingers can be kept clean VKRNON WARNER. MiEI) 10. genius, which seams to be undoubted, Is attributed rather to hard work than to a freakish sift of nature The little fellow Is the son of Mr Harry K W.irner. the mganlst gf the royal church, al Kew. The boy has been trained by a very exacting syt teni. and the result tbe critics declare to be wonderful. ragut't other vessels In forcing sn en trsnc to tbs Mississippi river, snd sgsln when the fleet ran the gsuntlet of Are from the forts below New Or lesns. In April. ISM, and forced ths surrender of thst city. The ship he was la belonged to Captain Bailey's division of ths fleet which sttscksd Fort 81. I billp. The hottest fight that the Mississippi sver eagsged in wss her Isst one. snd this wss perhaps ss hot st sny of the war. la March, 1N63. ths fleet tried to run by tbe Confederate bslterlss st Port Hudson. Some of the ships got as fsr ss s nsrrow part of the chan nel. There they met land batteries al most muxxle to muzzle snd then they were forced to retreat The Missis sippi did not get ss fsr as tbls. A foggy dsy bsd been chosen for the at tempt, and thlt was toon msde mors obtiurs by the smoke of battle, snd smld this the Mississippi lost her besr Ings snd rsn ashore. Her officers found she bad struck Just under the guns of a battery In the middle of the line of fortifications, snd one of the strongett of ihe lot. In hslf sn hour I i" sho's struck the vessel snd she wsa riddled from end to end. There whs no THE VICTORIOUS ASIATIC SQUAD RuN. slipped and fell overboard. Csptsln Dyer, who was on deck snd ssw tbs ssllor fall. Immsdlstely Jumped In snd ssved the msn from drowning snd from tbe shsrks. He hst done duty at tbs Boston nsvy-yard. and hss been ssslgned respectively to the Pointer, tbe New Hampshire, the Wsbssh and ths Tennessee. He bst been light house Inspector, snd wss In commsnd of the Msrlon. of the Asiatic squad ron. In 1NS7 and again in ISM. Captain Joseph B. Coghlan, of ths cruiser Raleigh, was born In Kentucky, but was sppolnted to the Nsvsl scsd emy from Illinois on September 1. 1863. Ills first sea duty was on tbe Sacra mento In special service. He was msde master, nnd afterward, on May 10. lNiiA, was promoted to lleutensnt, and wns executive officer of the pawnee. chance to bold her. nnd her He wns then transferred to the (!uer- speclsily chilly period being about i a. m. The Ijngrti Stttig-lllrtl. Ths Lyra bird of Australia It Ihe largett of atl song birds. lit name grlses from the fact that In tall it in tha thtpe of a lyre. Besides its loud full call, which may bs heard at a gn a' distance. It bss au Inward nnd varied song, the lowsr notes of which rsn on ly bs beard whan you bave stealthily 1 approached to within a few yards of taa bird whlls It Is sluging. In slss . v. - i ... v.i .a i. .t.,.,,1 u.i ... . w.t w ta ".uui nil nj mi- Jybs.isttJ.1 aHaasafi st tags There Is ii rumor In Berlin that Count Herbert Bismarck may return to public life, probably as ambassador to St Pe tersburg. It appear j that the emperor offered the count an appointment, but (ic declined because he did not desire to hold public office In (lermauy whlls bis father was living. I (tearing. An English authority Insist that the right gear for tandems Is half the sum of tbe gears used by the riders separ ately. This might be wise If one or both of the riders was very green or very inefficient; but If they are both fairly good It would not do Tbe up-to-date war correspond! never falls to make use of tbe word I "Imbroglio. " crew took to law BBBIS anu isnueu on the opposite tide of the river, after setting her on Are Soon, lightened by tbe lots of the crew snd by the Are. the drifted off. und. blazing and salut ing with bursting shell., shs drifted down the river, until flnslly the fire reached her magazine, and her career was ended In one great explosion. Dewey wns next attached to tbs steam gunboat Agawan, of the North Atlantb blockading squadron, and he took part in the two attsrkt made, on Port Fisher In Dei ember s4. and JniiuaM It"..'. In Mar. b ti'. he got hit commission at lieutenant-commander, snd ss such served on ths famous old Keurssrge snd on tns Col orado, ihs flsgshlp of Ihs European tqusdrnn. until IMS. when he wst sent for service to the Nsvsl academy. He wns commissioned commodors on Feb ruary 18, ltC. Of ths e.tptilns serving under Com modore Dewey, Chsrlss V. Orldley, of ths flsgshlp Olvmpla. wai born In In diana, but wst sppolntsd n csdet from Mlchlgsn on September 2S. I860. He remained la ths Nsvsl scsdemy until Hal, when hs wss msds an soslgn rlere nnd msde lleuteiisnt-commandf r mi Man h l'J lst He served on the Richmond snd then on the Iron, lad Saugus. of the North Atlantic tqusd rnn and Ister on the Monongahela and the Indiana. He was promuted to commander In February, ISM. Csptsln Asa Walker, of the cruiser Concord. It s native of New Hamp shire, and entered the Naval academy on November IT, 1112 graduating four yssrt later. He wai first assigned lo ths North Atlantic squadron, snd msde ensign in IStiN, snd sfterwsrd did ord nance duty in the Portsmouth navy ysrd. Remaining there n short time, be went sboard the Jamestown, wbsre he served until 1871. He hss served on the Essex, the practice ship Dsle, ths Trenton of the Atlstlc squadron, nnd on two different occasions has been assigned to duty at the Naval academy. Csptsln E P. Wood, of tbs dispatch host Hugh Mcculloch. Is from Ohio, nnd entered the Navnl acsdsmy on September 23, 1803. grsdustlng In 1887. He wst then ssslgned to ths Minne sota oa special tervlre snd mads en sign. In 1871 he wst promoted to Iteutenaat and placed sboard tba Coa- DastfBMStaa -t Clly Trees. Sclentlflc gardeners hsvs hen giving , sttentlon to the csuses of the dettruc- tlon of city trees, snd find thst ths presence of a large amount t Illumin ating gas In the noli It tbe i suae of the dssth of most of thess shsde-glv- era. A row of beautiful trees In s city street It one of the most charming of 1 pictures, but It It ons thst ws will ' not long enjoy unlets some meaturni sre taken to prevent the saturation of ths soil with gss It is the custom la ' Europe, when n tree is klllsd hy gas. to exact from ths company thai thy replsce the tree an nearly ss piirtlbls, removing the contaminated earth and filling in the sparo with thst whbh Is ; perfectly adapted to the bent heslth and growth OS the tree. At thlt Is a considerable Item of exuense, ths gss companies are extremely carefm about leakage and the management f their plpet. In view of the fact that .he toll of our city street, whenever It la tinn ed up, seemt laden with the odor of gas. It becomes necessary to tako r,mo extreme measures lest sll of tbs itudt treet be destroyed. Trarke.1 lit Hit Tliat.ih-W.rk. An extraordinary example of the effl cat of tin- thumb i in i r- ..on method of Identification has happened in B n gal. Some months ago the manager of s tes garden In the Dooars was bru tally murdered, the murderer getting clean away, ss the crime was not dis covered until some time after its com mission. For some time ihe police were at fault until It was discovered thai Ihe murderer. In ruroaglng among some pspers of Ihe deceased, had smudged a lltngall atl is . , his lb mill The atlas was forwsrded g the buresu. where the thumb Impres sions of criminals are kept, wh.n it was discovered that the impression on the atlas corresponded with the thumb recorded of a uoted crlmlnsl then ut large. The man was arrested on this evidence, and other evidence gggjggt quently sccumulstetl to connect him with the crime. This ( leant Hnltrt. In the kitchen of tbe Urge restaur ant the labor-saving devices sre every dsy becoming more common. Ons of the most recent pstlerns of knife and fork cleaning machines is shown here. Ths rollers, which sre revolved by hsnd, are made of a special compoil- llsagers of .Ifnraa Travel. Traveling In Afrl i Is doubtless be set with more dsng. . thsn in any other part of tbe world Wild beasts, wild men, poisonous plants, storms, fevers, snd other sickness inmbine to make a formidable artsy A recent traveler In Owullah. a district in northeast Af rica, encountered a new danger. Vege tation Is very luxuriant snd when be pitched . amp he not bed that a num ber of dead blrdt lay on the ground Before be hid t rr toiomrcent on tbU fact four of the dogt. which bad iteen smelling around keeled over and died within Ave minutes It was supplied that they hsd eaten tome poisonous plsot; but this Idea wss dispelled when three of the ostites, who bsd slept on ths ground we c found ilea l next morning. Then It was discovered that there was a stratum of deadly gas covering the ground, to the depth of three or four Inches The traveler, with hit troupe, lo't no lime iu getting out of thst viclnliy N ..... .1 II . hi Ihe . In the Andes, in South Americs, are some fine examples of natural bridges. Nature bss thrown two bridges of her own over a fearful hasm of Icononxo The torrent which they span fallt down a beautiful catatnet into a murky crev ice. At a height of list feet abovs tbe foaming waters the two bridges htng In mid air. bolh of litem apparently, though in different wayt, ths work of an earthquake. The upper one Is a fragment of the original ssndttone. which must have resisted the thock thst formed the rent, while ths lower, probably the most singular srch In the world, consist i of three enormous masses of detached rock, so fsllen ss to support esch other, the center one forming the key of the srch I nilt.ul.leU lit . mil It or. Wllkins T Just tsll you tbsre Is something In thlt hypnotttm It's a true bill snd no mlstske. You know Jinks Well, tbst msn Is n hypnotlxer a wonderful one. I stand aghast when I think of thst man .- power." Bllklns T never heard of his hyp notizing any one." Wllkins lie hss done It. though. He has hypnotized hit wife." Bllklns How do you know?" Wllkins Easily enough. I was at hit hoime the other evening when be had a little dispute about something and she let him have the last word." rmerprlse for T.ta. An snonymuus letter recently sent to Count de Waldeck, who reside. In Hungary, Informed him that he might sxpsct s visit from two burglurs. who would call upon him under pre'.snss of being Insurance sgentt. Ths callers arrived, and were arrested; but It turn ed out that they were ths bons-fids agents of a New York company, and that the telegram hsd been sent hy a rival company In Vienna. Legal pro ceedings have been Instituted sfalust ths Istter New York Trlbunt. tlon rubber nnd are ssld to put the fin ish polish on a silver plaled knife without scratching II In the least. The attachment st the end with the grooves in It Is for the purpose of rendily cleaning forks and i pernios In the sumo msnner. lie Hail Ihe Shakes.! "How does Ii come thst you didn't volunteer with your regiment?" "Couldn't I had an attack of ague." I l.. i.i. Trnller Wagim. An electric trolley wsgon for coun try roads has been designed and sue cetnfnlly operated by w (I. Onffery. of Reno, Nov., says Cassicr's Maga zine. The system Involves the use of a double trolley urmngemenl. und the two wlret are run aliout 18 Inches apart, and 17 feet above ihe ground. The trolley device proper consists of a metnl frame with two overrunning trolley wheels, having locking wheels underneath, which prevent the top wheelt from leaving ths wire and still telling .... Peddler -"Madam, I am introducing a new kind of toap " Madam T don't want It." Peddler "It costs but halt at much at the old " Madam "I don't want It, I tell you." Peddler And doet twice Ihe work of " Madam- Don't want It. Oct out." I'eddlei Of any other kind, and It excellent for the complexion." Madam How much It It?" Whnt taw Mure In Hear. flreat Chemist- "My stars! menus that bow ling mob IB front of lbs hcuse?" Servant "Oh. sh, hide hide, for y'r Ufa! Didn't you print In the Science Magazine that cheap cuts of beef at eights cents were us nutritious as por terhouse?" Orent Chemist "Of course; but", Servant "Theui rlolurt board.4' it r naJgDa gfl ' BoobobogBbwaK12aVBiooboob