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Lieut, de Farmond has had wide experience as a naval observer, following the Japanese and Chinese vessels through the Cnl na-Japan war, and now comes here to study American naval methods. Speak ing of the American navy today Lieut, de Farmond said: "The American navy has attracted world-wide attention within the last year, and this is leading European countries to send naval attaches to Washington. This will be the first time the French government has had a naval officer here. A similar officer Is coming to the German embassy, and other countries will doubtless fol low in the same line. "Since the Spanish-American war this country affords splendid facilities for naval study. It was the first real test of modern fighting vesse's and naval science must draw Its conclu sions largely from what the Ameri can navy accomplished during the late war. "I think it Is universally conceded In Europe that the American navy made a splendid record. It demon strated the effectiveness of the rapid fire gun of medium caliber rather than the large guns. Tt also seamed to show that the power of a navy is more In its weanons of attack and offense: its ca pability of giving blows, rather than In its heavy armor and capability of resisting blows. "We, In France, were quite awa^e of the growiner power of the American navy even before the recent war. O"r | chief naval constructor came to this country prior to the war and made a tour of your docks and arsenals. On his return he made an official report showing the improvements the Amer ican naval constructors had brought abont. nart'eularlv in the arrangement of bulkheads and the distribution of prmor so as to protect vital points. We also know your American armor, find are using the Harveyized Amer ican nrocess. which has been frurd entirely satisfactory thus far." WATCHING NEW SHIPS. Lieut, de Farmond says foreign naval officers are not only interested in the result of the war, but are al~o observing the large amount of naval construction now in progress in the United States and the naval improve ment it involves. From statistics he shows that the United States is today reckoned second among the great pow ers in point of warships under con struction. This tonnage by countries Is as follows: Tons Tons 3reat Britain. ...153,13? France 25.fifi8 United States 54.4-5 Germany 16,545 Japan 47.520! Italy 2 972 Russia 29,040| "An interesting line of Inquiry," said Lieut, de Farmond, "is as to why you are building so many heavy ships, iron clads as we call them, as against the lighter, ewifter cruisers. The ironclad is essentially a home ship, and Is not fitted, owing to her bulk and lack of coal capacity, for crossing the ocean or for long cruises. The French navy has in commission fifteen ironclads on the Mediterranean and eight in the northern squadron. But these are pure ly defense vessels and never leave the home ports. The performance of your battleship Oregon, in running 13,000 miles. around South America, was re markable for that season, and her present trip across the Pacific is equal ly remarkable. But judged by the usual naval standards an armored cruiser would have been much better equipped for these long voyages. She has the speed, the coal and at the same time sufficient armor to make her de fensive powers almost equal to "those of the ironclads." The lieutenant says that France has pone further in the adoption of the torpedo boat as an effective naval weapon than any other country. She has In all some 250 torpedo boats, some of them very swift. Lieut, de Farmond thinks the adop tion of the water tube boilers In Ameri can warships will be a further im provement and will make them much more effective for long cruising. This class cf boilers, he says, has been adopt ed by the British admiralty for the Powerful, Terrible and ships of that class, and quite generally by the np.val authorities of France, Russia, Japan, Chile, Argentine and Italy. M. Viaud, a naval constructor of the French navy, IB a-t present In Wash ington on an 1 unofficial mission and will confer with our naval constructors on Beware of Imitations JOHN DUNCAN'S MM, lunii, HEW YORK. the new method of boiler construction. "Admiral Dewey is generally recog nized abroad as entitled to rank as one of the great naval commanders," said Lieut, de Farmond. "Such a man does honor to the naval fraternity the world over." SEEDS FROM ORIENT. Several Have Been Selected for Trial In 'I'll is Country. WASHINGTON, March 12.— Prof. S. F. Knapp, the special commissioner of Secretary Wilson to the Orient to in vestigate the availability of Eastern plants and seeds for common use In this country, and to secure specimens of those that are valuable, has sub mitted his preliminary report summing up the work. The plants selected for experiment include persimmons, bam boo, Japan plums, pears, camphor trees and hagi. Hagi is a new forage plant apparently of great value. It stands the drouth well, is similar to alfalfa in characteristics and nutritive value, but more hardy; thrives on poorer soil and has more vigorous growth. A variety of rice was brought from the island of Keushi, which, it is said, will not break up in the mill, which causes a loss of 40 to 75 per cent In the rice in use. The department of agriculture has also received a consignment of varie ties of Russian grains and other prod ucts, the grains being selected with the expectation that they will resist rust and drouth. All these are not for gen eral distribution, but are to be ex perimented uoon first at the agricul tural stations. MANILA CEMETERY. "When the Grave Rental I* Not Paid the Corpse Goes to the Boneyard. From the Chicago Record. One of the most interesting spots of Manila is the old Paco cemetery, with its massive walls suggestive iather of a defense for the living thai* of a last refuge of the dead. The cemetery is in a circular space inclosed by a huge wall of masonry eight or nine feet thick and ten feet high. The only entrance is through a gate of iron and wood of great strength which still further adds to the appear ance of fortification. Within this cir cular wall is a second wall built in the same manner, presenting a solid front to the exterior. The interior is a honeycomb of crypts in which the cof fins of the dead are placed, the en trance being sealed by small ornamen tal tablets of stone bearing the names of the dead. In many of the crypts there is a double door, the outer one being of glass, through which quaint images of the virgin and the infant Christ or some other decoration such as rudely fashioi.ed artificial flowers are seen. This same idea is carried out more ele gantly in the columbariums of our American crematories, but there it is impressive, here pitiful. I scarcely expected to find much veneration fcr the pcor human clay in these wild lands. My feeling of reverence was soon dispelled when my guide informed me that each crypt rented for about $35 yearly— a small fortune for these peo ple — and when the inmate was for gotten or the" relatives became im poverished or for any reason this ren tal was unpaid the remains were im mediately swept from the tomb and cast into a common receptacle for all like unfortunates — "the boneyard." Whilt in the cemetery I saw a crypt opened and the contents cast into this horrible spot where hundreds of hu man skeletons bear witness that soon er or later all would be cast from the crypts. At the mouth of the tomb a small spray of a wild flower testified to a heart still warm which doubtless bled and suffered because poverty could not ray this tax of the dead. I glanced at the inscription painted on the wooden tablet which, translated, read: "Antonio Deagracio. Aged five years. Died Nov. 1, 1897." Within the frmer circle, in a pretty, shaded grass plot, were the newly made graves, marked by painted wood en tablets, of our American soldiers. On many graves were planted palms and flowers — the work of the comrade left behind. The tablets were carved by the same honest hands — tributes of love and patriotic affection, and a last farewell. Fifty feet away was the boneyard, a yawning chasm. VALUE WATER Compared to Champagne When si Person Is Very Thirsty. From the New York Sun. He had a long, brisk walk, and was the possessor of a lively thirst when he reached the water tank In a down-town office. It was a liberal draught he took, and there was a decided grunt of satisfaction when he had fin ished. "I really don't believe we half appreciate the things that we can get for nothing un less it is theater tickets," philosophized the water drinker. "But suppose, for example one were compelled when he was truly thirsty to drink champagne or whisky, milk of beer or even the light wines, all of which go so well at times, but none of which ever thor oughly satisfies a genuine thirst, such as I had before I drank that draught of cold wa ter. What in the world would a glass of water, such as 1 then drank, be worth? I'm not a rich man, but I'm willing to Bay that In the condition I was and under such cir cumstances as I have suggested as possible. 1 reckon tha* with champagne or whisky free that glass of water would have had a genu ine monetary value of at least $5. Imagine such conditions as I have suggested to exist and then estimate what cold water would be worth to you if you can." BEATS THE VANDERBILTS. En Route to Chicago, March 1, 1800. My dear Sheldon: At least there is one honest railroad. The Burlington's St. Paul & Chicago limited la the finest and Its all here. ■When any one wants confirmation of your statement that you have beaten the Van derbilts, just refer them to me. Sincerely, — N. J. Levlnson, Portland "Oregonlan." Hla-he«it Paid Choir Singer*. Two New York ■women are the highest paid choir singers in the world; they receive respectively $4,500 and $3,000 ' a year. The men In the choir -of Westminster abbey re ceive salaries ranging from $400 to $500. THE ST. PAUL GLOB&. MONDAY, MARCH 13, 1899. MR. FRYE IN A STEW HE DEFENDS THE ACTION OP THE SENATE ON THE CANAL BILL TAKES ISSUE WITH CANNON Says the Upper lions.- Did Not Pro poise to Vote Awny Absolutely Five Million Dollars or Any Oth er Sum The Only Idea Was, He Says, to Leave the Matter With the President. WASHINGTON. March 12.-Mem bers of the senate take exception to the statement of Representative Cannon, published Saturday, concerning the de feat of the recommendation of the pres ident in regard to' the Nicaragua ca nal. The statement to which the sen ators take particular objection Is the following one: If the senate bill, or any measure proposed had been enacted the United States would have paid $5,000,000 for a worthless conces sion, and would have been committed by law to the construction of a canal along the Nicaragua route and under such conditions it would have been compelled before we threw a spadeful of earth or in any way began actual construction to have acquired by treaty of Nicaragua and Costa Rica the ter ritory whereon to construct a canal and the right to construct It. Such legislation would have delayed and embarrassed construction of an isthmian canal. Referring to this statement tonight, Senator Frye, chairman of the commit tee in the senate which inserted the Star of Uie J3oi)aparfces- TWO NAPOLEON V.'s. Story of the Rival Claimants to the Title. From the New York Herald. Napoleon V. is always a possibility In France, the Napoleonic legend still survives the dismal actualities of the fall of the second empire. Its lustre has never been dimmed among the French peasantry, whose fathers gave their votes for Louis Bonaparte against Gen. Cavaignac. believing it was the great emperor who had come back. It was in the rural electorate that lay the chief strength of the second empire, and the peasant still preserves a vague memory or tradition of the reign t>f Na poleon 111. as a period of prosperity, having some connection with the revo lution, which in a dim former time put down the seignorial privileges of the chateaux. But the sentiment has not within recent years found open expres sion at the ballot box. Since 1893. indeed, the royalists, or followers of the Due d'Orleans, and the imperialists, followers of Prince Vic tor, acting under the advice of the pope, have stood as the "rallied" or independent Republican party. There were thirty-flve of these returned to the chamber of 1893. Their present strength is forty, out of a total of 563, with possibly a slight majority of im perialists over monarchists. But even before 1893, the centenary year of Bonaparte's first achievemnt at Toulon, there had become a literary and dramatic revival of the Napoleonic legend which had its effect upon the secret sentiments of the electors in Paris and throughout France. During the first twenty years of the republic the memory of the fiasco at Sedan re mained the great safeguard against a revival of Napoleonism. PARTISANS WERE DISCOURAGED. The death of the Prince Imperial dis couraged its partisans at the polls and in the streets. In the study Lanfrey and Tame had completed the work of iconoelasm. But the Boulangist move ment revealed that Caesarism was ever latent in the French nature, while its failure only showed that Caesar had not yet appeared. Boulanger had proved too vulgar an upstart, and neither of the then representatives of the monarchial and imperialistic tradi tions, the courteous, amiable and reac tionary Comte de Chambord and the reputedly timorous Prince Napoleon, whose surname Plon-Plon was said to have been given to him as an onoma topoetic reminiscence of the cannon balls which he dreaded — these two gen- . tlemen were neither of them the typical man on horseback. But the Panama scandals, with their revelations of the eer&se and shame less turpitude of politicians, cast such discredit upon the republic that only the disillusion and lassitudes following the Boulangist failure prevented the emeifronce of a pretender bearing at least so martial and popular a name as Bonaparte. The Napoleonic cult, in deed, waxed stronger, but still retained its distinctive feature as a literary rather than a political ebullition of feeling. It would seem, however, that the still more disheartening Dreyfus revelations have suddenly projected Bonapartism from literature Into life. The Herald has told of the astound ing imperialist demonstrations which a w-eek or two ago attended the repre sentation at the Nouveau theater in Paris of a drama entitled • The King of Rome." The hero of this drama, it is needless to remind the reader, was that unfortunate son of Napoleon 1., whom the Bonapartists call Napoleon 11. Frequent cries of "Vive l'Emper eur!" "Vive Prince Victor!" interrupt ed the performance, and merged the audience into one vast enthusiasm of sobs and cheers at its close. And now comes the death of the president to add a fresh complication to th» situation and to make almost anything possible. A POSSIBLE COUP D'ETAT. Does all this mean that the star of Prince Victor has arisen in the sullen sky of France? Does it mean a third empire, with a fifth Napoleon at its head? And why Napoleon V.? It may be necessary for some read ers to brush up their history. Nobody, of course, needs to be reminded who Napoleon I. was. Napoleon 11. was the great emperor's son by his second wife, Marie Louise of Austria, who, born In 1811, was given the title of king of Rome, and died Duke of Reichstadt, in 1832. As he survived his father elev en years, and as that father had once sought to abdicate in his favor, he is known as .Napoleon 11. Napoleon 111. was the nephew of Napoleon I. The prince imperial, as the heir of Napoleon 111., was Napoleon IV. When the prince imperial died in 1879, there was some dispute as to who should in future be the recognized leader of the party, and, in the event of a restoration of the empire, should become emperor. Article 11. of chapter 2 of the senatus consultum enacted to 1870, the last year of the reign of the third Napoleon, had declared that in default of a legitimate or adopted heir. Prince Napoleon Bonaparte, son of Jerome Bonaparte, the younger broth er of Napoleon 1., and his heirs male by order of primogeniture, should be called to the throne. But the prince Imperial in his last will had designated the eldest son of Prince Napoleon. Prince Victor, as his successor. This caused dissentions to arise in the party, the larger section lookhi* to Prince Napoleon as the new head of the family, while others recog nized Prince Victor. The dispute* -was ._ i ■ Nicaragua canal amendment in the river and harbor bill, said: "The statement of Mr. Cannon to the effect that the United States would have paid $6,000,000 for a worthless conceseion Is incorrect. The senate canal bill provided for the appoint ment by the president' of appraisers to value any property purchased and the amount to be paid for any such property was limited to. 45,000,000. As to the canal amendment Inserted In the river and harbor bill not a word was said about the payment of $5,000,000 for any purpose. That* amendment authorized the preside/it, for and In behalf' of the United States, to acquire such portions of territory l now belong ing to Costa Rica and Nicaragua, or such rights as may be necessary to control and defend a tfan'al and so on. There is nothing in that provision re quiring the payment of $5,000,000 nor five cents. "I do not and did riot interpret that amendment as authorizing the presi dent to obtain a concession or the property of any corporation, as I do not believe that such concessions are worth anything. But jf 1| did author ize him to do no, it is not true that the United States would have paid $5,000, --. 000 for a worthless concession unless we are to assume that the president of the United States would be a party to It." Asked what action he thought the president would take under the provis ion finally adopted by congress, Sena tor Prye replied: "I think that he will add two mem bers to the Walker commission, and that he will direct them to proceed at once to Panama and Inspect the canal there and report on that route. By the time that is done the Walker com mission will have been able to com plete its report in regard to the Nica ragua route. In my opinion this re port will give everything needed In the way of information as to the Nicara gua route, and there would be no ne ' cessity for acquiring any more infor mation concerning that route." finaly put an end to by the death of Prince Napoleon in 1891. Indeed, neither Prince Napoleon him self nor either of his sons seems for many years to have felt much interest in so doubtful a possibility as the Na poleonic succession. ; PJon-Plon and Prince Victor, despite, their rival pre tensions, were on fairly good terms un til the very last, and four years after the prince Imperial's death they to gether paid a visit to the Empress Eu genic, in England. Nay, it has frequently been reported in recent years that Prince Victor had resigned his rights to primogeniture to his younger brother, Louis Napoleon Jerome. The substitution would have been a popular one in France. Prince Louis is the best liked and the more re putable of the two. fie is the only one of the Napoleonides who has proved himself a soldier. Now, m his thirty fifth year, he is a general in the Rus sian army. His relations with the im perial court, always cofdikl, have been made more intimate by his marriage, in 1898, with the Grand Duchess Helene of Russia. He is treated there as a near and dear relative, .and is invari ably invited to entertainments restrict ed exclusively to the princes and prin cesses of the reigning families. With out posing as either a saint or a prig, he has managed to keep his name free from any unpleasant taint of scandal Another point in favor of Prince Louis in French eyes- is the uniform closeness of his iclations with his par ents. He was the idol of his father. He is the idol of his mother, the Prin cess Clcthilde, sister of King Humbert, of Italy. He is the favorite nephew of Princess Mathilde, who is still the most popular of all the Bonaparte women in Paris, and of the Empress Eugenic. There are other more factitious rea sons for the approval of the French populace. If there is one accomplish ment more than another which cap tures them it is good horsemanship. To this Boulanger owed much of his extraordinary vogue. It is always the man on horseback who is the popular idol in France. Now, Prince Victor is a most awkward horseman whose mis adventures while out riding have made him the butt of ridicule from friends and foes. Prince Louis, on the con trary, has achieved fame even in the Russian cavalry as a superb horse man. FAMILY LIKENESS STRONG. Though Louis wears a short croppsd beard, there is reason to believe that if he were clean shaven he would pre sent a striking likeness to Napoleon I. His features are clean cut, his face full, his stature medium, while his chin is strong and well-, rounded. In fact, of all the memherss.of the housa of Bonaparte, past or present, he is the one who, in appearance as well as in. reserve and self-mastery, bears the greatest resemblance to tihe founder of the Bonaparte dynasty. Prince Victor, moreover, lacks dig nity of bearing and distinction of man ner. He is a familiar figure in Brus sels, the natural refuge of pretenders where he has lived continuously since the passage of the expulsion act by the French chambers. The two brothers appear to be on excellent terms. They ride and drive together . in Brussels, when Prince Louis is np't on military duty in Russia, and they make a pious pilgrimage annually to sefe their moth er, the Princess Clothilde. This lady, it will be 'remembered lived unhappily with her husband and separated from him to take up her residence at Turin, the capital of so much of Italy as was then under the rule of her father. Victor Emmanuel. She has remained there ever since, while the seat of royalty was succes sively transferred to Florence and to Rome. She is very pious, and by her own orders her apartments in the Pal ace Moncalleri at Turin, have been transferred into the resemblance of a cloister in a nunnery. A little iron bed stead, two chairs, a table and a prie dieu are the sole furnishings of her bedroom. She spends her time in prayer and in attending the sick and infirm, who are given quarters in other portions of the palace. SCIONS OF ROYALTY. Were either of her sons to become emperor he would ascend the French throne under more favorable conditions than either the first or third Napoleon. It was the favorite boast of "Plon- Plon" thaJt ac the son of a princess -of Wurtemberg he was the only Bona parte who had royal blood in his veins and who was entitled by right of birth to cousinship with the rejgning houses of Europe. His own marriage brought an accession of regal dignity to his de scendants. Viator and Souls, if only as nephews of the KingT of Italy, are personae gratae in anX monaj-chial household. It is Vicror Emmanuel and King Humbert whpjji ' Victor more closely resembles than any of his fath er's family. He is tall and square shouldered, his gait' is slow, his ges tures quiet, his voice loVi'. his glance veiled, severe and eveh sad. Although his conduct has been erratic, he is singularly prudent in- his speech. He admits contradiction 'and courts discus sion, he mentions hls^enemies and op ponents with extreme reserve, he even speaks with respect of his father, who ended by disinheriting him. Of his mother he has has always been very fond, but it Is understood that she, too, has constituted Louis her chief heir. Nevertheless. Victor, though not wealthy himself, and though he will gain little of the family- patrimony, has expectations. Indeed, the Bonapartist pretender, whoever he may be, will not lack for the sinews of war. The Bona partes have always been famous for their money getting qualities. , The first Napoleon had held absolute Men Lacking Strength There are honest and dishonest I am the inventor of the famous fS&\_ doctors. There are enlightened _ _ 11/^V and old fogy doctors, but the one QP tSfUlfmll f X Al who is both enlightened and hon- WUIIUUII \ \M&I est will tell you that lost strength FIPPTPiP Rplf % \^»jfr. can be r e« al ned by the proper LlUuUl II) DuiU, « f\. .dnfil^ an * J ud >cious use of the pure ... \ * alvanic Clirreilt of hm^ « '"""i ) / * *£3m vented it to fill the dei»and for a / j})^\^ r\i r* home self-treatment, and it em r / 1 \. fllfl FOflip^ bodies the best elements of all L y t J^l. vflU 1 UylUO electrical appliances known to K^w/iitlKi/^ 1> ii. r\ science. It weig-hs about 5 ounces, V \ lIVR llPlinS and is worn around the body \\ UOU U[ U VJ^ while you are asleep at night. \%t 'FtvySx Vm Currents instantly felt. Over //T i J JL Yjf Oal y dishonest and old fogy 5,000 cures during- 1897. F -CJ^ffti \ f.gl doctors use drugs for weaknesses / ft of men > b ee a "se those who are FPPP Rnnl^ f nnc nlt^tinn ft JT \ V both conscientious and enlight- ''C 6 DOOK 8110 UOllSllliailOn V '€^ VA. ened kaow that medicines only Drop in at m T office today, if 1. V. \ stimulate. I use electricity and possible, and take a look at the \\ \/ \^ IL cure 95 P er cent « J h ave made a belt. I shall be pleased to dis- V I life ' 8 study of all weaknesses of cuss your case free, or, if at a V J \\ men * youn^ and old ' v/h >ch «- distance, write for my free books, \l fIA suit from youthful indiscretions "Three Classes of ' Men" and ? r later excesses. I say to you, "Health World," which explain as man and physician, that elec- all. Bent in plain sealed envel tricity is the only true and ra- ope. I answer all letters per tional treatment for such. sonally. JSANDEN ELECTRIC M.,£ 8 » K^&?&. Minneapolis, Minn. omc °»™^£%^ a 0 control of the French finances, had levied taxes as he chose, and disposed of them as he chose, and rendered no accounts. It is well known that there is no trace in the French archives of the $15,000,000 purchase money paid by the United States for Louisiana. Na poleon I. had simply pocketed it and disbursed it as he saw proper. The nephew followed in the uncle's foot steps. In the first flush of the arotl- Bonapartlst rage and mortification which followed upon the disaster of Sedan and the flight of the imperial family from Paris the Thlers govern ment authorized the publication of a book containing 1 such private papers and correspondence of Napoleon 111. and memorandum books of his secre taries as had been found in the Tuil eries. This book appeared in October, 1870, but speedily disappeared when the government recognized that the revelations so made were as shameful to France as to the Bonapartes. But though the book was suppressed it was impossible to suppress the facts which it had made public. BOLDNESS A WINNING CARD. They showed that the French nation in 1851, as in 1804, had allowed &n> ad venturer to take almost as complete and irresponsible control of its treas ury as any of the Bourbons, with all the traditions of the old monarchy be hind them, and had never called him to account until the failure of a great war. Between 1848 and the coup d'etat of 1851 Prince Louis Napoleon and his friends had been in the sorest straits. He had come over from London wretchedly poor and deeply in debt, ; for he had borrowed heavily on the strength of his expectations. His sal ary as president had been compara tively small, and he had no access to the treasury. But with the beginning of the second empire the public trough was opened to the emperor and his hungry adr ents. It appeared from the Thiers publica tion that during the years from 1851 to 1870 his relatives to many degrees of remoteness had reclelved somte $14, --000,000 in all, without even a pretense of any relturn in services to the state, and that as much more had been squandered among his former mis-i tresses and his broken-down follow ers in the way of gifts, pensions, sub ventions, indemnities and "encourage ments" to art, literature and science. A snug little sum of $5,000,000 had also been put away with the Barings in London for the rainy day whiah, final ly burst around the imnerialistlc ears to the lurid accompaniments of the thunders and lightnings of the German , guns. In the hands of the thrifty Empress Eugenic this financial umbrella has not been allowed to diminish in size. At Ohislehurst the Imperial exiles lived in comfort, but not in luxury. Since the death of Napoleon 111., and of the unfortunate youth whom the Bonapartisrts style Napoleon IV., the empress has courted a still more frugal retirement. Her largest expenditures have probably been in charities, which, though generous, have made no serious inroads even into her income. The principal has continually grown by an nual accessions of interest and by shrewd investments. It is now esti mated at $10,000,000. It is understood that she has, after some fluctuations of intention, finally decided upon Prince Victor Napoleon as their heir, although her preference thas always been for Prince Louis. PRINCESS JEANNE. ' There are other expectations which the bachelor prince may look forward to if he becomes emjisror. There is a Bonapartist princess, only seventeen years old,, who has fabulous wealth in her own right and in expectation. This is the beautiful Princess Jeanne, daughter on the one hand of Prince Roland, a scion of the outcast Lucien. Bonaparte branch, and on the other granddaughter and heiress of the Blanc, who founded the gambling house at Monte Carlo. M. Blanc's family are worth over $50,000,000. On the marriage of hlar daughter to a Bonaparte he presented her with a magnificent dot, which suf ficed to re-establish the blighted branch of the Napoleonides in the semi-imperial purple of wealth. A large part of that dot was inherited by the young Princess Jeanne on the deatih of her mother. It is no secret that the same instinct which made her gambler grandfather enrich her father and her mother survives in her uncle, Edmond Blanc, who has inherited that grandfather's patrimony. A fresh shower of gold would doubtless greet (her establishment in the Tuileries, with the eagles and the imperial bees as the perquisites of her husband. Prince Louis, when his star was in the ascendant and while he was still a bachelor, was freely talked of as that husband. His recent marriage has put a stop to that talk. But Prince Victor, once his star became absolutely efful gent, might do as well. Even' if the marriage did not come about, it seems likely that the Blanc millions would find an escape valve somewhere in the Tuileries. The present head of the house is am bitious. He has bought a racing stud of some 300 horses, which enables him to_rub shoulders with the aristocratic lovers of the turf. He got himself elect ed mayor of a small commune near Paris, he bought 100,000 francs worth of worthless shares in a Journal of M. Wilson and was in consequence decor ated. More recently he won his way to an election to a seat in the lower Pyrenees, but the election wassubse quently Invalidated. Though he him self married an excellent woman of the bourgeois class, lie has courted noble alliances for his relatives. He would undoubtedly wish to cut a brilliant figure in a third empire. CLAIMS OF THE ORLEANISTS. The chief rivals of the Bonapartists are the Orleanists. Like the Bonaparte family, the Orleans family has always been conspicuous for thrift. They have amassed great fortunes since the reign of Louis Philippe, and have invariably been gocd business managers. The claim of the Orleans dynasty to rule over Prance is twofold. Up to the date of Henry V's untimely end the late Comte de Paris only claimed an elective monarchy in succession to his grandfather, Louis Philippe, the son of that most execrable of princes, Philippe Egalite, who voted for the murder of Louis XVI, and was himself appro propriately guillotined by his brother "patriots" shortly afterward. It was as a popular monarch that Louis Phil ippe swayed the destinies of France so disastrously, until the forces of the revolution that had placed him upon the throne in 1830 swept him off it with similar precipitance in 1848. While Henry V, Comte de Cham bord, lived and "manifested" from Frohsdorf, the Comte de Paris could only oppose the white banner of the Bourbons, the adopted trl-color of his grandfather, and was compelled to place the brisure d'Orleans across the three fleur-de-lys of the shield of France. When Henry V was dead, however, tne house of Orleans put forth a second pretension — namely that the elder line being extinct, and the sur viving branch of the Bourbon family— the Bourbons d'Anjou, including the Bourbons d'Espagne, the Bourbons dcs Deux Siciles and the Bourbons de Parme — being "foreigners," it was the prerogative of the house of Bourbon- Orleans to reign in right of Salic law. HOPE AS AN OPPORTUNIST. The claim is, of couaxse, quite worth less, as recourse to the utterly disprov ed statement that Henry V. on his deatWbed had recognized the Com<te de Paris as his heir onJy serves to show. As a matter of fact, nearly thirty Bourbon princes come before tlhe Due d'Orleans by the operation of the SaQo law. It is therefore onJy as aln oppor tunist sovereign that he can hope to secure t ! hie attention of the French peo ple, and, unfortunately, it is necessary for the man who would reign as a popular monarch to possess qualifica tions for the position which hitherto tlhe Due d'Orleans has not shown. The party of the Due d'Orleans has, since the deal Uh of Httarl V., been self styled the Royalist party, in lieu of the Orleanist party. It must not be confounded with the Legitimists, who are otherwise known as the "Blancs d'Espagne." from the fact that they uplift the Bourbon banner in the name of Don Carlos, wihereas the Orleani&ts still appropriately retain the tricolor aa their rallying flag. Don Carlos, best known as a claimant for the Spanish throne, claims the Frendh throne through his father, Den John, who. on the extinction of the di rect line of the house of Bourbon at the death of Henri V.. Comte de Cham bord, s. p.. in 1883, was the heJad of the) house of Bourbon -Anjou, and the nearest male agnate to the deceased prince, and visions of the Salic law. It has been contended that the treaty of Utrecht barred his way to the sov ereignty of France and Navarre; but since every other provision of that treaty has become a dead letter, and Since the old theory of th,e balance of power necessary when Spain was the second greatest European power no longer obtains, this contention cannot be held to be worth much. Curiously enough, it is upon the de funct trerfaty of Utrecht that a second "legitimist" pretender founds his claim. Don Francesco de Borbon y de Cas tellvi only came to the front on the deatlh of his brother, " Don Enrique, duke of Seville, s. p. m.. in 1894. Ha then assumed the title of Due d'Aniou. and proclaimed himself rightful king of , France, on the ground that the treaty was a dead letter, even supposing the renunciation of Pihdlippe V., of Spain, the original Due d'Anjou. and a grand son of Louis XVI.. to be valid (which it was not); and th&t as it cannot be' expected that France and Spain can ever be united under the same sov ereign, and Don Carlos has opiKed for the latter throne (which he has not), he therefore (putting aside the issue of Francesco d'Assissi as probably legiti mate) claims the French throne on the assumption that Don Carlos will ono day mount that of Spain. Needless to say. his claim will no! hold water, for he is molt directly of royal descent, his *andfaither. the son of Francesco de Pau]o, having been morganatlcally married, as was his father, and he himself is. His "cause" has acquired a fictitious Importance owing to the atAtiohment to it of the Prince de Valori. after he was dis missed from his post of representative of Don Carlos in France some years; i ago. A Builder and Nourisher Dr. T. M. Johns, of Taylorville, Ind., writes: " Johann Hoff s Malt Extract is a builder and nourisher that is unequalled; especially for poorly nourished invalids." Johann liofT's Is the original malt extract— has been sold «mc« 1847. Beware of substitutes. Johann Hoff's Malt Extract 8 HABITS OF_HORSES. Facts In Eqnlne Nature Fear of Wolves and Tendency to Shy. From Our Animals Friends. Another animal which, when In a state of nature, lives in droves, is the horse. It is almost as defenseless aa the sheep, and when a heard of wild horses is attacked by wolves there is no escape but in flight. In its wild state the horse's natural habitat is on the open plains, not in mountainous re gions, but on the stepepes of Asia, and when attacked by wolves its only safe ty lies in its superior speed. If the ycung foal were not as swift as Us parentß it would fall an easy prey to the pursuer, and so, within a few gen erations the wild horse might be utter ly destroyed by its enemies. The cu rious thing is that the foal is quite as swift as its parents. When one looks at It, even in its domesticated condi tion, it seems to be all legs, and one is surprised to see how easily the slight body is borne along on those long lfgs beside the mother, even when she is running at her swiftest rate. In that fact lies the safety of the wild horse from destruction, and the thousands of generations in which that useful ani mal have been domesticated have brought no change in the peculiar con formation of the foal's limbs, though it is no longer needed for its original purpose Another curious thing Is that one of the faults of the horse of which we are apt to complain, we mean that habit of shying, is a revival of an old habit, which was useful and necessary when its ancestors were still roaming wild upon the plains. Then every horse was constantly on the lookout for an enemy, and it did not look only with one eye. It. habitually kept turning its ear in all directions, so as to catch the slight est sound which should indicate the presence of danger. Not only when a wolf was seen did the herd take flight; any sound, as of the wolf breaking through the long grass, caused an In stantaneous stampede; and something of that habit still survives. The horse seldom fears an object which it sees, unless the appear suddenly; but the sudden appearance of some light thing, driven by the wind, or some light sound that perhaps may not be heard by his master, may cause an instant and in voluntary shy, such as the poor brute would instinctively make if he were still wild upon the plains. How unjust It i,s, and how utterly stupid, to justify his terror by whipping him for such a fault! To do so is to make him only so much the readier to shy again, re membering — and he Is sure to remem ber — that even if there has been no reason for his Involuntary shying, there is something to dread immediately af terward. The only sensible way to deal with this remnant of wildness in the domesticated horse is to stop and let him feel that there is nothing to fear, and so break down that remnant of his old and perfectly natural habit of flight from possible danger. LONG ON PENNIES. A Man With More Than He Can l*e in a Year or Two. From the New York Times. Over In Brooklyn there is a lumber dealer who has learned what it is to have too much of a good thing. He has occasional use for pennies. He also has among his cus tomers a m.in who makes hand organs for the use of the street beggars. To this maker of Italian street musleaius' supplies he h:.d fi ecessfully applied on several occasions for pennies In Email amounts. A week or to after the last cf these applications the hand orgp.n maker drove up to the office of the lumber merehart. and with much effort man aged to haul into the office a nose bag such as horses are fed from when standing on t-be street. There was a smile of satisfaction -m the face of the organmaker as he lifted th«j bag and plutr.ped it with a resounding nnd metallc clang on the desk of the merchant. ."You like the pennies," he said, cordially, us he beamed upon the lumberman. "I have here 2,500 of tV.em. How you ;».te?" And he fairly bubbled over with good nature. As it wouldn't do to offend a gocd cus tomer, the lumberman took the pennies aid passed over bills for therm. But he took Rood care to let his customer know that he wouldn't need any more small change for ;i year or two and -that he might find some other place toi which to unload thp pennies of the organ grinders in the future. City oif RrldKc*. Ghent, Belgium, la built on twenty-six Isl ands, which are connected with one another by eighty bridges. Three hundred streets and thirty public squares are contained in these Islands. -•— Cartoon Collection. A London man who always takes a ci/;ar when Invited out to dinner, though he floes not smoke, has now a collection of half a century's accumulations, each cigar wrapped up and labeled with the date and occasion on which it was taken.