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Sir Edwin Arnold says !n the Daily
Telegraph: From the beginning and in
all ages people of every sort have loved
stories about animals, and especially
When the creatures themselves converse.
What else makes the secret and most
attractive charm of Mr. Rudyard Kip
ling's Jungle Books and what else causes
one of our poets with such impatient
faith to exclaim:
I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau
If birds confabulate or no?
Bcheherezade herself, in "The Thousand
end One Nights," does not hesitate to
Interrupt the flow of her romantic and
fantastic talcs with some remarkable
stories about animals, though these sel
dom or never are given in the current
Versions of the book. On the 146 th night
of the Immortal work she says to the
sultan and to her sister Donyazade. "If
you have t 3mlred the history of King
Omar-el-Neman, how much would you
not like to hear the birds and beasts dis
course!" "By Allah!" cries tho sultan,
"that would be truly delightful;" and so
the Inexhaustible reconteuse of "The
Thousand and One Nights" tells an en
tertaining story of the wilderness,which is
perhaps as old as anything in "Lokman"
Dr "Aesop," and may have given to La
Fontaine himself ideas, although by chan
nels unknown to the great Frenchman.
I will shorten one curious apologue of
the kind here, chiefly drawing from the
translation which Dr. Mardrus has made
of It in French out of the Arabic text.
Thus runs the antique Arab fable:
It came to me, O Lord of Fortune! how,
once on a time a peacock and peahen
were living in peace and happiness on
a beautiful island, in a lake apart from,
all troubles, and the Island was covered
with fruit trees and blossoms, and they
were very happy. But one day there
flew thither a wild goose in great trepi
dation, with fluttering wings and wild
cries, to which the two birds bade kindly
welcome and asked the cause of its fright.
"Ah," whimpered the goose, "I am still
Biek with terror. I have seen a man, an
lbn-Adam! Allah, deliver us all from the
"Calm thyself," the peahen said. "Be
lbn-Adam ever so terrible he cannot dis
turb us here, protected as we are by the
"Most beautiful lady," the goose re
sponded, "you do not know Ibn-Adara.
He can make the fish come to him, out of
the sea and the hawks and eagles fall
down from the air. Feeble, Contemptible,
ugly as he is, he can tame the huge ele
jih;int himself and take his big white
tudks away to make cups and ornaments.
Hut I will tell you what I have seen and
■why I dread the lbn-Adam.
"1 was still flying from the evil vision
I had seen of a man, not daring t« stop
for food or drink, when I saw at the en
trance of a cavern a young lion, with a
reil mane, of lordly demeanor, who alwo
observed me, and bade me approach, ask
ing my name. 'O Prince of Lions,' I
Bald, 'I am a wild goose of the race of
birds." 'Why dost thou tremble so, wild
goose?' he Inquired. Then I related how
I had dreamed of or seen a living man,
and was astonished when he replied, 'I
also have dreamed about the thing you
call lbn-Adam, and have heard my father
say that it Is a creature to be distrusted.
But I have never seen one and have no
fear of them.'
"Then I spake, 'Oh, eldest son of the
sultan of all animals! what glory to thee
If thou could'st rid the earth of the plague
of man! How would all creatures of the
earth, and air, and water, praise and
thank thy valor!' Thus did I encourage
and flatter the young lion until he had
resolved to go forth with me, and to find
and slay this common enemy.
LTON HEARS THE ASS.
"So the young Hot. paced forth from
Ma i v lashing his back with
11, 1 i 11. wing behind. We h '.d not
far In company before we taw a
cloud of dust in the thicket, which, drift
lner away, disclosed to u> an v.is without
saddle or bridle, rolling in the sand from
side to s-ide, his four feet in the air.
"At sight of this my young lion waa
somewhat astonished, since he had wan
der^.! little outside his cavern, and knew
nothing of the world; but he called the
as* to him and said: 'Thou senseless
object, what art thou, and why dost thou
In so foolish a manner roll and bray?'
The beast replied: 'Noble master! I am
thy slave, an ass, and have fled hither
to escape lbn-Adam, the man, my mas
ter.' The young 11 on said with a laugh:
Thou art long-backed and lusty, why
ehould'st thou fear that feeble thing, a
man?' Spake the donkey, gravely sha.k
lng his head; 'Prince of the Forest! It is
clear thou knowest not this creature. I
do not fear that he will kill me; but he
doea much worse to me than that. While
I am young and strong he places upor.
my back a thing he calls a pack-saddle,
fastens round my bolly a tight girth, puta
an Iron ring under my tall, the name of
which I forget, though it galls me hor
ribly, and buckles in my mouth a con
tiivance of steel which makes my tongue
bleed, and Is called a bit. Then he lumps
on me, and, to make me go faster, beats
me behind and before; and if. fatigued,
I slacken nay pace, he rains upon me the
abuse r>f such shocking we.rds before all
tha world that cause me, though I am
only a donkey, actually to shudder. If
I lie down and roll lie also gives way to
expressions which I dare not repeat to
you, being a prince. When I am old he
■will sell me to some water carrier, who
will tii' a wooden yoke on my back and
load me with skins and pitchers of water,
until at last even by patient strength
will succumb, and I shall die. Then be
•will throw my carcase to the dogs and
vultures. Do I not well, therefore, O
my lord, and thou, too, good goose! to
roll myself and rejoice at liberty, now
thai I am quit of lbn-Adam?
" 'Truly,' I said, 'this ass seems very
excusable,' and the lion was for taking
him as a guide to find the man. But the
ass begged off. pleading that he wished
t.i put a day's journey at least between
himself and his master; and so he went
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away, his ears cocked for listening In
'Scarcely had the dust of his going
settled down, when a beautiful black
horse drew nigh, having a white star like
new silver upon his forehead; handsome,
stately, in splendid glossy condition, and
neighing loudly. On seeing my friend the
lion, he stopped respectfully, and would
have retired. Hut the lion—charmed by
his exceeding elegance and strength
ened aloud; 'Who art thou, beautiful ani
mal! and why dost thou galop so furious
ly through these wilds in seeming terror?*
'i'rince of the Wilderness,' he answered,
'I am of the race of horses, and your
most humble servant; and I gallop so
hard to get away from lbn-Adam.'
HORSE WARNS HIM.
"Hearing this the lion was at the limit
of astonishment and observed, 'It is
shameful of thee to speak thus, O horse!
noble and vigorous as thou art, about a
miserable being whom thou could'st aure
ly dispatch with one kick. Look at me!
I am r.ot so big as thou, but I have prom
ised the goose here to rid the earth for
ever of this ridiculous tyrant, lbn-Adam,
by eating him up entirely.' To this the
horse made answer, 'Far be from thee
such untoward thought, O jungle prince!
Make no mistake about thy strength and
swiftness or mine dealing with Man. Tn
his hand 3 my vigor is as water! He
fastens heel-ropes upon my hoofs, and
ties my muzzle up to a ring upon the
wall, so that I can neither run away nor
lie down. Then he hitches a saddle on
me with two strong girths, and puts a
twisted metal bit in my mouth with a
bridle that makes me go where he will,
and, being mounted, he forces me hither
and thither with horrid things called
.spurs that cover my body with blood.
When I am old and weak he means to
Bel] me to some miller who will make me
turn the millsiones night and day until I
drop. Then the knacker will kill me,
and bargain my skin away to the tanners
and my long hair to the weavers, who
make ropes and bags. That is why I
am away from lbn-Adam.'
"The young lion was greatly affected
at this and roared out aloud, 'It is time
Indeed that I cleared the earth from such
a scourge! Tell me, friend, where can I
find this thing, a man?' and the horse
replied, 'I ran away from him at noon.
He is coming this way. Have a care!'
Just as the horse was speaking a new
cloud of dust In the desert so alarmed
him that he went off at a sudden bound,
and we saw approaching a huge came.,
with long legs and swaying neck, utter
ing hoarse grumblings. And he, too, told
his tale of the terrible lbn-Adam and fled
away like the rest.
THE TERRIBLE IBN-ADAM.
"Then all of a sudden there came out
of the thicket a little old man, with cun
ning eyes and weather-beaten aspect, car
rying over his shoulder a basket of car
penter's tools, and on his head eight or
ten large planks of wood.
"My I/ord Peacock and my Lady Pea-
Inn! At sight of this I, the goose, could
not utter a word to warn the lion, but
was struck dumb with fear. He, mean
while, vastly amused at the appearance
of this small, withered being, stalked
nearer to examine him; whereon the car
penter flung himself ilat and said in a
humble, deprecating voice: 'O, mighty
Prince and most famous! who dost iill
the highest place of all created things, I
wish thee good-day and the blessings of
Allah. I myself am a poor creature who
entreats thy protection from the evils of
the oppressor,' Therewith he began pite
ously to si'-;h and weep.
"Touched by his tears the young lion
lowered his proud head and asked. 'Who,
then, hath oppressed thee, most polite
and best-.spoken of all animals, even
though thou are certainly the ugliest?'
"The other answered, 'Lord of all wood
land things! I am a poor beast that is
called carpenter, and my oppressor is
lbn-Adam. Ah, my lord Lion! Allah keep
thoc from his tricks. He makes me work
all day long without pay, and now, dy
ing with hunger, I am gladly running
away from the place where he lives '
"On thi9 the lion was more furious than
ever; the foam fell from his mouth, his
eyes flashed lig'.uning an! he roared loud
ly, "Where is this Ibn-Adam, this father
of calamities, that I may smash and crush '
him and avenge his victims?' The man
answered, 'She! Thou wilt soon see him.
He is now after me, furious at having no '
on-e to build him houses.' The lion said,
'O little beast! that gocst so 111 on thy two
foolish feet, and art called carpenter.
What are houses, and whither dost thou
wend?' The man replied, 'A house is for
rich ones to live In, great prince', and I
am now going with this basket and these
planks to build a house for the wuzeer of
my lord's father, the leopard, who desires
to have an abode where he may shelter
himself from Ibn-Adam, who is expected
in these parts.'
"Thereon the young lion waxed Jealous
of the leopard and said to the carpenter,
'By my life! It is an extreme presumption
on the part of thy father's wuzeer to
build himself a house when we have none.
Get thee to work at once and construct
me here this abode. As for the wuzeer,
let him wait!' 'My lord,' the carpenter
answered, 'I promise to come back when
the leopard's order Is finished. His anger
will otherwise be too terrible. And then
will I build thee not Indeed a house, but
a palace.' But the young lion being im
patient, did but pat the man on the breast
with his great paw,and down he went on
the sand with his planks and basket.
Thereat the lion shook his great flanks
with laughter, seeing the terror of the
miserable little fellow, who had picked
himself up and again began to get to
work, full gloomily, though this was just
what he wanted a,nd for which he had, In
"Right carefully did the carpenter take
the measure of the lion in length and
breadth and in height, and soon he had
erected on the sand a solidly built box
with a narrow entrance. He had so driv
en the nails that the sharp points all
came through inside, and he had left a
few small holes for draught; all which
being finished he respectfully invited the
lion to go in. The lion objected that the
door was too low. Quoth the carpenter,
'Bend down thy princely back, O Sover
eign Master! and so enter. Once inside,
my lord will find room enough.' On this
the lion crouched and wriggled his body
within the construction, leaving his tail
outside; but this the carpenter quickly
curled up and stuffed In along with the
rest of him, afterwards hastily closing the
door with a plank and nailing it down.
"Thereupon the hapless lion tried to>
burst the walls, but the sharp points of
the nails pierced his skin in a hundred
places, so that he became covered with
blood and mad with pain, and roared
forth, 'Wretch of a carpenter! What kind
of house hast thou made for me, and what
are these points that pierce me?' The
man, with a voice of triumph, replied, 'It
Is Ibn-Adam's house, and those are the
nail points of Ibn-Adam! Dog of the
desert! Thou shalt learn now whether Ibn-
Adam, little, feeble and ugly as he is, can
not get the better of thy ferocious force
and lordly greatness.'
"Uttering these terrible words, the little
old man kindled a torch, swept the chips
up all round the box and set it on fire.
And thus I, the goose, speechless with
surprise and consternation, beheld my no
ble companion consumed alive and dying:
the most dreadful death, whilst Ibn-
Adam, the man, went off laughing to him
self with his basket of tools."
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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, SUNDAY, MAY 13, 1900.
Wkktdtst $p@t in the World*
„_ It Is Where the Great Northern Is Driving
*Z^ a Three-MHe Tunnel Through the Mountains. Ss3
TUNNEL CITY. THE WICKEDEST
TOWN ON EARTH.
Nestling at the foot of one of the Cas
cade Deaks. in a canyon which the sun
seldom Denetrates. only six miles from Se
attle. Is the wickedest railway camp in
A thousand men. the scum of the West,
have gathered there to drive a tunnel
throueh the mountains for the Great
Northern Railway company. Murderers
fleeine from justice, desperate and law
less hoboes, driven thither by the Western
winter, gamblers and bunco men; saloon
keepers whose home-manufactured whisky
drives their Datrons into a frenzy, and
the most degraded women that Pacific
seaport towns can suDply. combine In
makiner the camD an inferno.
Tunnel Cltv has about eight or ten sa
loons, a dozen stores, and. including the
men emuloved on construction, a popula
tion of about 1.500. It came into existence
a little over two years aero, writes a Seat
tle correspondent of the New York World.
when the Great Northern sent out word
that the mountains must be tunneled to
save an hour's time, and also to save the
expense in runnine: trains over twelve
miles of switch backs.
I have Just returned from Tunnel City,
as the camo is termed, after an in^'esJ
eatlon there coverine three weeks.
I reached the camo before pay day. and
was able to study it before it was set
on fire by bad whisky. The workers had
soent nearly thlrtv days underground,
and were eettlnar restless. Day and night
—for the work at the tunnel, never ceases
—their ears had been filled with the
poundlner of the air drills, and the dyna
mite smoke that fills the bier hole with a
perpetual mist had made them nervou3
The pay roll of the camo Is $65,000 a
month, and most of the money is left
with the saloons. The laborers draw, ex
clusive of board. $35 a month, and the
foremen and bosses $100 to $200.
The labor conditions are considered
erood. but they are seldom taken advan
tage of. Nearly every man glories in the
title of "booze fisrhter." This means that
they will keep away from whisky unii!
they can eret money enough to indulge In
a prolonged debauch. They work like
slaves, and suend their money without a
thoucht of the morrow.
"Drunk day." as oav day Is termed la
the camo. is on the 24th of each m >nth.
Fully $26,000 is then circulated. Six days
later men who are not permanently on
the oav roll are permitted to draw what
money is due them, and to continue work
if they wish.
For three days following April 24 the
cashiers were kept busy paying off the
men. On the night of the 24th hundreds
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Arizona has an ostrich farm and takes
great pride in it. There are only four
other ostrich farms in the country—two
in California, one in Texas and one in
Florida. According to the recent report
of the governor of Arizona to the secre
tary of the treasury the Arizona ostrich
farm, although the youngest of the lot.
Is the largest and m%st remunerative. It
is situated three miles from Phoenix in
the Salt river valley, a region which, In
official eulogies of the territory, is proud
ly termed the "New Eden of the West."
The experiment of raising ostriches in
Arizona was begun in 1891, with a single:
pair of birds. In 1898, when the flock was
sold to a company, it contained 101 birds,
38 of which were of breeding age. Since
then forty-seven chicks have been hatch
ed, and the flock is growing rapidly The
net profits of the company last year are
said to have been $2,000. These figures
do not take Into account the additions
to the flock, which are estimated to be
worth $100 each. The birds are first
plucked when six months old, yielding
about twelve ounces of feathers each
that are worth $7.50 a pound. After that
they are plucked every eight months,
yielding an average of one pound of
feathers at each plucking, worth, at the
present market prices, $17.50 a pound.
How long the birds will continue to yield
feathers, says the governor of Arizona,
Is not definitely known, although in South
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SCENE ON AN ARIZONA OSTRICH FARM.
Africa they have been yielding feathers
continuously for fifty years, with no signs
According to the governor's report, the
ostrich, as a housekeeper, is a much
maligned bird. The popular belief Is that
the female ostrich digs a hole in the
sand, lays her eggs therein, and trusts
to the sun to hatch them out, while the
male bird shirks family responsibilities
entirely. This Is not true, at least of the
Arizona ostrich. The birds always pair
off during the breeding season, and the
male bird makes the nest by resting his
breastbone on the sand and turning slow
ly round and round, scratching the sand
up with his feet, until a shallow hole is
made some three feet In diameter and
about a foot deep. The female then lays
usually fifteen eggs, and the birds taka
turns sitting on them. The female cc-
of the laborers stampeded to the little
city of saloons, and an indescribable
For hours some of the men had waited
outside of the company's commissary to
receive their checks^ The checks receiv
ed, the men disappeared like magic, and
a line of struggling humanity was soon
stretched out from the camp to the
"city." The men burst in on the saloons
like a crowd of overgrown schoolboys
out on a holiday. Within an hour after
the checks were issued every saloon was
packed to the doors with a steaming,
cursing. Jostling mass of humanity.
The saloons are long, one-storied barn
like structures. On a platform, guarded
by a 6trong railing, a pianist, sometimes
assisted by a fiddler, brings forth
wretched music. During the first half
hour the men are fairly sociable. As the
heat becomes Intense the revellers shed
their "slickers" and mackinaws and pile
them in a heap. Relieved of this heavy
clothing, they begin to dance. Wretched
looking women are, to their whisky
blind&d eyes, so many queen 3.
By 10 o'clock the fun waxes furious.
The Intensity with which these strong
men enter into the orgies that follow
makes a sober man's face blanch. The
women, tuo, give wild rein to their pas
sions. Sometimes it is over one of them
that the revellers begin to fight. As soon
as the first blow is struck fighting be
Sometimes a fighter is knocked down
early In the melee. Then he is kicked
and trampled upon until he becomes un
conscious, and then dragged away to give
room to the fighters.
Occasionally there is a lull in the fight
ing for the mountain can-can. This is a
rough dance in which a half a dozen men
and as many women engage. Clothing
that would interfere with their move
ments is thrown off, and a space is
cleared for the performers. The music
becomes faster as the dance proceeds. It
becomes a matter of brute strength as
to which will remain on the floor tho
longest. Bets are made on tho results.
A little "gun play" Is occasionally in
dulged in. Some brawny drill runner,
who has learned to handle a gun in a
Montana mining camp, enters a saloon
and begins to shoot through the ceiling.
The crowd criticises the gun man. His
next move Is more serious. With a curse
he alms his revolver at the lights and
the bar Is in darkness.
Law and order are Bet at naught dur
ing the pay day revels. There is a dep
uty sheriff, paid by the company, but he
seldom interferes, knowing that If he did
so his stay would be short. Ex-convicts
prove the most desperate of the fighters.
While at work in the tunnel they are un
communicative. Once in the saloons they
exhibit the worst side of their characters.
Before the revels are concluded, a fight
is usually arranged between two women.
Sometimes there is ai coarse love-story
at the bottom of thes«_ fights. The wo
men take the middle of the room, and,
egged on by the men, they bite and gouge
and strike each other until one becomes
One of the women favors male attire.
She is a handsome girl, Nell Pickerell by
name, whose respectable parents live in
this city. She Is only eighteen years of
age, but Incorrigible. The ambition of
her life is to act like a man.
Broken down gamblers ply their calling
in the camp. As drunken tunnel men are
their only victims, they use the tricks of
the trade without concealment.
The camp has its gang of hold-up men.
They only operate during the pay days.
This gang Is said to be led by an ex
The tunnel goes through the base of
a mountain 3,500 feet in height. It will
be, when completed next October, nearly
three miles in length.
cupies the nest during the daytlma, ex
cept for an hour at noon, when the rna!e
relieves her while she goes off to feed.
The male bird takes possession of the
nest at night. As a female ostrich will
lay three settings, or about forty-five
eggs, before she stops, about thirty are
taken from her and placed in an Incuba
tor, the birds being permitted to hatch the
last fifteen eggs laid. The eggs hatch
In about forty-two days, and the old
birds help the chicks to get out of their
An ostrich chick one week old weighs
five pounds, at six weeks fifty pounds,
and at maturity about 300 hundred
pounds. The chicks grow very rapidly,
reaching a height of about five feet in
four months. At four years, when full
grown, they average nearly eight feet in
The first few days after hatching :he
chicks must be carefully watched and
cared for to keep them alive, but after
they reach the age of four weeks they are
pretty well able to shift for themselves.
The young birds are fed a little grain,
but the old birds obtain their entire liv
ing from the alfalfa on which they gruz".
During the breeding season each pair of
birds is placed In a separate enclosure,
otherwise they are apt to get into shin
dies which often result disastrously. One
acre of alfalfa will furnish feed for four
full-grown birds throughout the year.
They require very little care, one man
being able to do all thr- work connected
with the farm and Its 150 ostriches, with
the assistance of an additional hand oc-
casionally. when plucking or other extra
work has to be done.
Arizona takes a very sanguine view of
the future of its ostrich Industry. In
deed, some enthusiasts predict that there
are "millions in it," and that the Salt
river valley will becdnje as important an
cstrlch raising country as South Africa.
During the last fiscal &ar $1,700,000 worth
of ostrich feather^ rfßre imported from
that region into d^©*,'nlted States. A
duty is Imposed On .imported featheis,
and, following precedents and history,
if the infant ostridffMndustry thrives and
prospers It will doubtless be able to get
as much more protection as It bees fit to
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imposing funeral procession, in which all
the cardinals and bishops, in their lobes
of scarlet and purple, took part.
Most of the onlookers Liipposed tliat a
personage of high rank in church or state
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c, under the walls of the Vat cm.
i in a plain little shop, which has nev
een modernized, the golden rose 1 an
made annually, from time Immemo
e golden rose Is the gift bestowed
ly by the pope upon that queen who,
■c the jocular expression of Leo XIII.,
behaved best during the year. Th>
costs his holiness the modest sum of
I lire (about $8,000), of which K(KO are
paid to the Santellis.
The goldsmiths work is elaborate, an 1
occupies almost the entire year.
The rose and its stalk, which is nearly
four feet high, are made of a lid pod.
The flower represents not the double rosi
of the florists, but the natural, single rose,
and on Its petals the conspicuous vinues
of the recipient are Engraved. The petals
also are resplendent with countl- ss small
diamonds, imitating the dews of heaven.
The presentation ceremonies are ex
A court carriage, gai landed with na ural
or artificial white roses, meets the p.ipil
delegates at the railway station. In th^
court of the palace the distinguished vis
liors find a regiment of troops in parade
dress, and are received with a roll of
The elder of the delegates, with hands
raised high above his head, carries iha
rose to the reception room and deposits
it on a table covered with a sllver-frinsf
ed white silk cloth.
This done, a bishop celebrates mass in
the royal chapel, the queen attending,
seated under a white canopy. Tlr n all
repair to the throne room, the elder dele
gate kneels before the queen while the
younger s-tands and reads the pope's mes
He then solemnly waves the g>l len
branch to and fro and hands it to the
bishop. That prelate, murmuring a bless
ing, touches the queen's breast with the
rose and says:
"Ecce Rosa mystlca, dunum Sanct'aslml
Patris." ("Behold the mystic rose, the
gift of the Most Holy Father.")
The queen kisses the rose and replies:
The ceremony ends with a Te Dcum.
The papal delegates are always decora'.
ed by the queen or her consort with the
highest order of the realm.
WHIMS OF THE MONAECHS.
Royalty.* Queer Fancy for Collect
ing Queer Things.
The fads of royalty are numerous and
as eccentric as the foibles which bother
the brains of less illustrious personages.
The collecting of lace is not the only
hobby of the Princess of Wales. She
has a remarkable lot of hats and bon
nets, consisting of all those she has
worn during the thirty years she has led
London fashions- Each hat or bonnet,
carefully put away, bears the date of the
season of Its use.
Perfumery bottles of all kinds and de
scriptions—of silver, gold, cut glass, un
cut Jewels, gold encrusted with Jewels
and the like —are collected by the Crown
Princess Marie of Roumania. The grand
mother of the present czar of Russia
had a similar collection, which was
valued at $20,000. Immense sums are spent
in adding to his vast assortment of
watches by the Nawab of Bahawalpur, a
high and mighty East Indian potentate.
He has about 1,800 and is constantly ac
quiring more. He usually wears three
or four watches and repeaters, changing
them from day to day. His set of fif
teen uncut rubies Is historic; they meas
ure about one and one-half inches in
diameter and are engraved with the
names of the Mogul emperors. This
royal personage's crown 1b a mass of
diamonds set In silver and his sword
of state is valued at 1500,000.
The mikado of Japan's hobby takes
the form of palaces, of which he owns
acres—a vast establishment In the heart
of Tokio. His estate. In the center of the
city, is made up of hill and valley, con.
taining- lakes and woods and enormous
one-story palaces. The place Is sur
rounded by moats, crossed by marble
bridges. The palaces cost a fabulous
Bum. The walls of many are Immense
plate glass doors in lacquered rooms, so
arranged that a great number of rooms
can be thrown into one. Some of the
sliding doors are covered with gold leaf
and the ceilings with magnificent em
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