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viyly^^SvSvV^v^x^^^SWx^.ixS^w^^ 'V'^V'' '•-'-- ■- - ".•;'--.. ■-- ' -: - " •'*.'• ' -•-■-J™ -■ " - , .. ':-1 ■ ■':'" ■ " - -• ' .' Hans, the Thinking Horse That Is Engaging the Attention of the German Minister of Education HANS HAS MORE HORSE SENSE THAN SOME HUMANS AND IS PROUD OF IT Equine in Berlin Spells Correctly and Does Many Astonishing Things—ls Both Able and Willing to Tell What Time It Is Special Foreign Service BJERL.INV; Sept. 17.—There is a Browing, tendency to credit animals of all kinds with moral and intellectual qualities like those of human beings. In the infancy of the race, men were accustomed to think of animals as al mosjt. on a level with themselves in all kinds of intellectual and moral capac ity. ■•> And children reflect this "condi tion- of ; mind by imagining their pet aniHials to be capable of understanding all -their thoughts and wishes. The whole class of .fables and children's stones illustrate this 7 naive condition of the early human fancy. The unciv ilized man and the child find no diffi culty .in conceiving their . familiar .quadrupeds talking, behaving and eat ing" quite in a human . fashion. As the rac* grew in intelligence it began to think of the lower creation as further reirim-ed from Itself..-. Proud of its at taintnenits, it arrogated to : itself the exclusive possession of reflection, rea son and ..voluntary choice. The final expression of this disposition was' the philosophic doctrine of Descartes that : animals are without soul and con sciousness.- their., seemingly intelligent actions being simply the result; of a nicely contrived' piece ' of bodily mech anism of habit.and. of training. • ;:" It''is not a little curious that modern scietice is doing much to upset - this view of the-animal;World so flattering to man'!* *.self-conceit. - Closer and wider observation of the habits of ani mala •is bringing to light here and there indications of a degree rof con scious intelligence which may well put to shame the so-called rationality of many members of our own species. The doctrine of evolution plainly suggests that in animals are to be found: the Serins of mental qualities previously suppose^ to ; be • man's exclusive pos ses^jon.,;; Darwin has taught - us, for instance, that certain birds display a considerable amount; of taste and skill in the matter of decorative coloring, and it is a well known. fact that man> anihia\ajpjjanifest a striking delight for music. ■■* Serious and close observers of na ture have described acts of punish nieut dealt out by animals to each oth er. ..The cat will box her kittens when they play too lonp with her tail, and the "mother hen will separate her chick ens, when they get into a fight, and sometimes peck one. or both of them. on -ihe head, as much as to say, '"There, don't you do that again." Tha roost e>- in the same way will separate t« ( > heps when they are fighting. Only a short while ago a country doctor wrote.to a city paper, giving his name :\v.<\ address, and telling of a regular "trial by jury," the condemnation, and the execution of a crow by a body of his fellow crows, which he had wit nessed. And Darwin, again, tells of a baforton which examined the paws of the oat.that had scratched It, and then deliberately bit off the nails. On some other- occasion he describes how a oat taught her young by putting her. paw into the mouth of a narrow milk lug and then licking off the milk and how soon the kittens learned the same trick. This is only a small selec tion from hundreds of well authenti cate,! cases tending to prove that some animals are endowed with some de'grea of intelligent thinking. But the most forcible proof of this much discussed theory is being furnished just now \n one of the northern districts of Ber lin, where the much-talked of "think ing horse" is performing marvelous feats of intelligence in the presence of thousands of spectators. "Der Kluge Hans" (Smart Johnny) Special Foreign Service LONDON, Sepf. 17.—While taking life tasy in this country, Boss Croker is seek ing ;to acquire some of those cultivated tastes for which arduous pursuit of poli tico oh -**i*-other side allowed him no lei.sii! <.\ He has become a devotee of the fMfefenabte craze for antiques, but 'lis piays characteristic shrewdness in mak i>iß purcnases. The dealer who under takes to. '."play -him for a sucker" rets left. He is especially fond of examin ing the contents of a second-hand furni ture shops, He walks in in a casual fashion, looks around, and if there, is any thing he fancies^ asks the price, but gen erally "departs without completing the purchase. If he considers it good value for liis money, he usually sends an ag«;nt latex «m to strike a bargain. lie had a somewhat strange experi ptif* a* dSy^'dr "two ago. In a second-hand klk>l> lie sajL-Ji table he liked. It was marked it $100. He offered a check in l.ayriu»nt. • but the salesman told him checks were accepted only from people known to- the proprietors. He produced his card, but was astonished to discover that the salesman had no knowledge of '•Richard Croker, Wantage, Berks." He insisted on seeing the head of the con cern who immediately recognized him as tie former Tammany chief. With pro fuse ajwrfogies the check was accepted »od ttie table packed ug for delivery. is a marvel, indeed. He is of Russian pedigree, nine years old .und of fine build. His.master and teacher, Herr yon Osten, is what the Germans call a "Sonderling"—a quaint, old, withered, long-haired little man, with the looks of a professor and the garb of a men dicant. A large gray slouch hat cov ers his grizzly locks, and a well-worn coat of an undefinable color and trous ers to match, both several sizes too large, flap around "his thin physique. He speaks and behaves with the ob stinacy of a man of firm convictions whose work and aims have been un appreciated and even misconstrued. And such in fact has been his fate. For many months his arduous en deavors to draw the attention of scien tific people and men of influence to his work have been without avail. He is a confirmed idealist; he believes not only in the progress of the human race, but also in the faculty of some animal species to attain human achievements if properly educated. He claims that mental faculties of a higher order are latent in some animals which may be brought out by means similar to the methods of the school education of children. What are Hans" achievements? A dry enumeration of his feats would fail to convey a perfect notion of his intellectual capacity. His intelligence is shown in his look, no less than In his feats. His glance seems to say: "I know exactly what I am doing; do you?" He is asked by some one among the bystanders, "How many people in this crowd wear straw hats?" And Hans looks about and gives, with his hoof, the exact number. "How many persons do you see here?' Another glance of almost human understand ing, and again he "hoofs" the right number. "How many children are here?" "How many ladies?"'(or rather, females; for even Smart Johnny would be at a loss to discern outwardly a woman who is a lady from a woman who is not). "How much is 2 times 15 plus 5?" "How much is 38^4 plus 13%?" (The fractions are indicated by Hans in two parts; first he "hoofs" the denominator, then the numerator.) "How much is half or 26?" "The-third part of 0 24; the fifth part of 45; how much is 2, 3, 5, 6, raised to the square? Through how many numbers can 24, 2S, 33, 36, etc-., be .divided? Give us the third, fourth, fifth, etc., of these numbers." One of the onlookers asked Hans: "I have eight plums in a bag. Two children come along, and I make them a present of these plums, even shares. How much did each of them get?" "Look here, Hans," I have a certain number in my mind. I deduct from it 9, and I retain 3. Which was my num ber?" And Hans answers all and every question in his self-reliant way, as if it were the most natural thing, for a horse to take a lesson in higher arithmetics every morning together with his breakfast hay. But Hans can do even better. He can read. You put down your question in writing and Hans will answer it just as correctly after having thrown a knowing look at the paper. You press the button of your automatic pencil and Hans does the rest. Again from his look, and from his quickness in answering questions it is easily to be seen that the rows of letters produce in his brain (or whatever you may call his thinking apparatus) the same mental functions as in the brain of a bright boy of twelve or thirteen. The identical conclusion must be reached from the fact that Hans is capable of spelling—after a system Invented by MR. RICHARD Before Croker left the store, a cabinet, a relic of Lord Nelson, caught his eye, but the price demanded—Jsoo —did not suit him. It is said that he has now become one of the best judges of antique furniture in England and that he is an expert also in articles of bric-a-brac. Much of the old and valuable stuff which he had accu mulated at Wantage has been removed to his place in Ireland, and it is under stood that he is looking around now to replace it by articles quite as valuable and as curious. But the antique deal ers have discovered that he wants full \ajue for his money, and knows how to drive a good bargain. £ Recently: the ? Marquis de Soveral was ; urged to ; write " a book on.'- "The ; Art of Fascination." .:. It > is : said ; that \ he . replied. "I I couldn't :if\ I ; would, ; and wouldn't -' if I could." Tet no If one -i is ii better qualified for such a i task, for the Marquis •de ", Soy-; 'eral, Portuguese envoy > extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary -s at the I court of • St. James, is acknowledged to "-■■ he > the most j fascinating \ man at *; present '•- in ;■ Lon don ;: society. >'• He 'is an -1i intimate friend of King Edward. .. He is '- a great favorite twith Queen Alexandra. It 'is an old story that f their daughter, Princess Victoria, years ago lost her heart ito ? him, and | ru : mors ?of* an impending wedding between them, though for royalty that would be A distinct mesalliance a**; freouently • '. -■ -.-: ■-■-/- ■*■- -- : I 1:.- J.;—: ■.■,'--•:-■.-r;-.?- THE STi PAUL GLOBE. SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 18. 1904 Herr yon Osten—the words written down for that purpose. You put down a word on a slip of paper, *let Hans take a good look at it, and Hans will resort to a frame covered with mova ble letters which is placed in the court yard arid pick out the proper letters. One, man told Hans to remember the phrase "Forest and bridge are occupied by the enemy," and. next day Hans took his' alphabet and spelled out the sentence correctly. Another man pro duced his watch, showed it to Hans and asked, "What time is it?" And Hans moved his hoof eleven times—and so it was.- Twenty minutes later the watch was shown to him again, and now he stamped first evelen, and, after a short, pause, twenty times more. He then answered correctly the following questions, the watch not being pro duced "this time: ''Between what fig ures wUses ihe small hand stand at 7:40?" "Between 7 and 8," hoofed Hans. Similar questions, with varied hours, were answered just as correct ly. Other questions and experiments indicated that Hans has a distinct ; sense of colors, of music, even of coins and playing cards, and that he recog nizes persons from their photographs. But the proud owner and teacher of this marvel insists that his Hans is not only mentally a human-like being; he claims for him real sentiments oi affection towards all persons who treai him affectionately. "When I lived out in the country," he told nic, "I made it a point of letting him out of his box into a small paddock to graze, every morning, and in all weathers, when V came down. He watted patiently with ears pricked and head turned toward the house until he heard my voice in side. Then he neighed 1 until I went up to him. Or if he saw me at a dis tance and I did not speak to him, he told me pretty plainly what he wanted | me to do. When other people let him out occasionally, he never asked them to do so. When he. .thought himsei* unobserved he wouljfl sneak up to the railings and gobble up., roses, poppies, lilies, sunflowers and all within reach of his muzzle. He knew full well that he was doing wrong, as he was often sent into his box for this offense; so when he heard anyone coming, or the house door being opened, he cantered off and began to eat grass." Such authorities on animal psychol ogy as Prof. Moebius, Herr Schilling and Dr. Heck, the manager of the fa mous Berlin "Zoo," have declared over their signatures that Hans is an en tirely novel phenomenon in natural science not to be compared to and measured by even the most skillful "docile" or "trained" horses known to history. A commission to be insti tuted by the government will have Its say in the near future. _Of course various- explanations of Hans' doings nave been offered to prove that his master abets him, but as yet they cover only the horse's abil ity to tell time. It is stated—although I was not present at the test —that on one occasion a spectator took out a gold piece instead of the expected watch, and fooled Hans into telling the time by it. The story goes that this spectator had observed that Herr yon i Osten used to drop his eyes whenever Hans had stamped out the right num» ber, and that the horse would stop hi» hoof-beats as soon as he saw this sig nal. But this alleged exposure lacks verification, and e.ven if it -were true, it credits the astute Hans with an in telligence which requires much fur ther explanation, especially as it does not account for the horse's other feats. —C. A. B.rackley. -revived. Ladies ,©f- high .££pee in vari ous lands have declared that he is the most charming man they have ever met. Among men he is almost equally popular. He is a living proof of which there have been many illustrious examples that in man fascination hag no necessary connection with good look* He is dis tinctly a homely man with dark, swarthy features. He does not even possess a good figure, for he is thick set and some what below the average height. He Jhas blue-black hair and the hirsute growth on his face is so strong that even when he shaves clean the lawef part of his face looks as if it had been peppered with gunpowder. On this account some envious people have dubbed-him the "blue monkey." The marked plainness of his features is redeemed only by mag nificent eyes. Of course he has engag ing manners, but so • have ' other men— fine, manly, good-looking fellows^ too — who possess no claims to be regarded as particularly fascinating., It is probable that he himseif could not tell what it is that makes him so attractive. "'The art of fascination is too elusive to be^sus-: ceptlble of analysis and description. It Is a gift from the gods. It has made him a' marquis and later may make him a duke, for it is rumored his royal master of Portugal intends to confer that distinction upon him. He inherited no titles. Hla veoule iv Lisbon BEAUTIFUL BOY 18 HEIR TO M TITLE Little Lord Ossulston Is Lovely and His "Dearest" Has Him Posed and Pictured ■Special Foreign Service LONDON, Sept. 17.-^The handsom est youngster whose name is enrolled in the British peerage—Lord Ossulston —is the son of Lord Tankerville and heir to his broad domain. . He has a face that recalls those of Raphael's cherubs and the "altogether" costume of Cupid in which his proud parents posed him for the camera, allows it to be seen that he is in all respects a fine specimen of juvenile beauty. In his own person, too, he is an'excellent object lesson in fay.or of matrimonial alliances between the British aristoc racy and Columbia's fair daughters, for his mother is an American woman and a famous beauty. Before her mar riage she was Miss Leonora Van Mar ter, and she hails from far off Ta coma. Lord Tankeiville, who Is now fifty two, was in his early days a midship man. Then he became a soldier, an<s in his young manhood he was a nota ble figure in the frivolous world of so ciety. But some twenty years ago he ■ ■■■■■■■■■■■ill. '"'•'' "'" " *'"":'*''"'•" Hl^ i&HHflfiS KSSa|^B^S&- ■■"■■■■■■■-- ■: ■ " :■■■.■■■ "^SSBS^^MMi HANDSOMEST BOY IN THE BRIT ISH PEERAGE This is the latest portrait of little Lord Ossulston, the son and heir of Lord Tankerville. His mother, the Countess of Tankerville, is an Amer ican woman and a "famous beauty. underwent what is called "conversion" and since then he has been distin guished for his religious fervor. For the favorite melodies of his unre generate days he substituted revival ists' hymns, and gifted with a fine, rich, baritone voice, has frequently made good use of it on evangelizing tours. He is a stanch opponent of vivisection and recently presided over the meeting of the Parliamentary Anti vivisection society. But among his for bears must have been a good many vivisectionists, for he comes of a war like race. Tankerville was originally an Anglo-Norman earldom, and the sword of the earl in the French wars of Henry V. found plenty of carving and cutting up to do. In the turbulent cen turies that followed the family kept by the sword what it had won by the sword, and thus it comes about that this little Lord Ossulston, if he lives, will some day find himself possessed of something like 30,000 acres. WIDOWER AND WIDOW WED BEFORE BREAKFAST Call Justice of Peace From Morning Meal to Perform Ceremony NEW YORK. Sept. 10.—Justice of the Peace Lehane, of Jersey City, was eating his early breakfast recently when his door bell rang. He found at the door a couple who said they wanted to be mar ried. "Rather early for a wedding, isn't it?" asked the justice. "Yes," said the man, "but 1 was born early. In fact, my name is John W. Early. I am thirty-six years old, I live at Asbury Park and I have been married before." The bride said she was Mrs. Pearl M. Tormie, thirty years old, of 127« Sheffield street, Chicago, and had been married twice before. She was not asked whether she was a widow. The justice quickly tied the knot, his mother and a daughter acting as witnesses. He received a handsome fee and then went back to the table and finished his breakfast. were plain commercial folk and were very proud when their son was admitted to the diplomatic service. There his powers of fascination procured his rapid advancement. Petticoat influence, which always counts for much at courts, backed him strongly. In quick succession he was made attache and secretary of legation at Vienna, Berlin and Madrid. While at the latter post, it is said, that the Infanta Eulalie became so Infatuated with him. and disclosed her feelings so plainly, that the queen regent privately besought the king of Portugal to provide Senor de Soveral with some billet elsewhere. The king promptly found something better for him. He was sent to London as first secretary of the legation there, and in 1891 was made minister. He returned to Portugal four years later to fill the office of secretary of state for foreign affairs, but in 1897, with titles and higher rank he- was back in London and here he has since remained. Many have been the marks of royal favor which he has received. He is fre quently the sole guest at its family din ners. No one receives more invitations to the great house parties gotten up for the king's entertainment. He often ac companies the king on his tours. When Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria went to Paris for a three weeks' stay, it wa» the Portuguese marquis and diplomat who accompanied them and acted as their HISTORIC CARISBROOKE CASTLE, ISLE OF WIGHT T"T '— • r I ■■■;-:-:-....-...--..•-. ■ v-.- : " :: ■ - ■ ■■■■■ ..;.. ..,...■ ■■ .■ .. .■ . ■ v .- ■ ..; ■_-, .„. X'>-^^c6o'^J^^^.*(^M^V^fK^i^fS^ ySSkl^^^^^Km ■; "" " ■ - ■ - ■ ■ ■ ' . - . King Edward and Queen Alexandra Were Recently Entertained Here in Medieval Style-Charles I. Was Imprisoned in the Castle and Tried to Escape From It, but Could Not Squeeze Himself Through In© Iron Bars of His Bedroom Window QUAINT CEREMONY RECALLS FEUDAL DAYS IN THE ROMANTIC ISLE OF WIGHT Carisbrooke Castle, Where King Charles Was a Prisoner, Is Visited by Edward and His Queen, and Old Custom Is Revived Special Foreign Service LONDON, Sept. 17.—Few American travelers sojourning in the Isle of Wight fail to visit Carisbrooke castle, which is one of the most picturesque ruins In this country. The historical association are uncommonly interest ing, too, and quite recently the old pile was the scene of a ceremony which recalled strikingly the old feudal days in Britain. It was gotten, up for the entertainment of the king and queen, the Prince of Wales and a lot of other aristocratic notables. On trie arrival of the royal party in the old court yard, soon after nightfall, a word of command was shouted from out the gloom. Then, as if by magic, suddenly appeared on the battlements, their fig ures outlined against the night sky, a line of soldiers with flaming torches. Steadily the long line moved on until it spread round the walls, round the towers and across the gateway, the torches flaring over ivy-covered ruins, clumps of dwarf trees and scarlet uni forms. Later on the bowling grefen was the scene of another picturesque cere mony. To the accompaniment of mar tial music, a body of Sherwood For resters, in me4jfeval costume, each man bearing a torch, performed vari ous evolutions. Suddenly the music ceased. The men with the flashing torches stood motionless. After a brief pause the band began to play softly, "Abide with me; fast falls the even tide." It was by the queen's request the hymn was introduced, the transition from jubilant battle airs to that prayerful and familiar melody thrilled the spectators with emotion. While they were still under its spell the bugles on the keep rang out the "Last Post," one by one_ the torches died out and in silence the party re turned to the court yard. Perhaps some of them were think ing of the far different treatment which another king—Charles I.—re ceived at Carisbrooke castle. Thither he fled after his armies had been de feated by Cromwell's hard-praying and hard-fighting troopers, expecting to find a friend in need in Col. Hammond, who held the castle. Hammond, who TENNIS GIRL WILL WED AUSTRIAN BARON Miss Warden Plays So Well She Wins a Lord Special Foreign Service BRUSSELS, Sept. 17.—Two Amer ican tennis player generally seen at the summer tournaments of the Brus sels and Ostend clubs are Miss Vera Warden and Carl Ehrlich. Miss War den, whose mother was a Miss Walker. of Maine, and whose father was a well known New York society man, livea at Nice during the winter with her moth er and brother, Mr. Ned Warden, but the summer always sees them further north. Miss Warden is a slight, pretty girl, with curly brown hair, very blue eyes, a pink and white fresh complexion, and a charmingly unaffected manner that is very attract ive. Her elder sister, Miss Kitty War- guide and mentor. At the state ball given in London on the occasion of M. Loubet's visit, the partiality shown for him by royalty subjected the entente cordiale to a severe strain. "M. Loubet does not dance, but naturally it was ex pected that one of his compatriots would have been selected for the honor of open ing the ball with the queen. To the in tense chagrin of the French visitors, they were all passed over, and the ball was opened with the little Portuguese minister as the queen's partner. The incident served to strengthen the impression that there is, after all, something in the gossip which so persistently links his name with that of Princess Victoria as her future husband. There are scores of^wealthy and socially ambitious people hj^London who would give half they possess to learn of the marquis how to make them selves equally fascinating. There have been many singular treas ured memento of royalty, but probably the strangest of all is that of which a certain Englishman is the proud possessor. King Edward, when Prince of Wales, was very fond of various seductive concoc tions in the form of iced drinks, which he used to absorb American fashion through straws. For two years this loyal Brit isher persistently shadowed him, collect ing all the straws he could get hold of which had served the purpose of convey lns various assorted fluids to the royal was son-Jn-'aw of Hampdeiv, was well disposed toward the king, but he had no intention of sacrificing himself to the lost cause of Charles Stuart. At the bidding of parliament he dismissed the fugitive king's retinue and made him a captive, but as the king's host he also did his best to make things comfortable for him inside the castle. He fixed up a bowling green for him in the yard, and it was here that he received folk who came to be touched for "king's evil." Among the ostensible patients were some friends who com municated to him a plan for his es cape. In this the leading part was to have been taken by one Firebrace, a faith ful adherent who attended him as a page. According to the plot, the king was to descend from the window of his sleeping apartment by means of a cord; Firebrace was to guide him over the main wall of the castle, through the moat and beyond the counterscarp to where two friends, armed and with horses, would be in waiting for him to carry him off to the seashore. There a boat had been provided for his fur ther flight. Everything depended on the king getting safely out of his bed room. To make sure of it Firebrace wished to remove one of the bars from the window. But the fatal defect of the king's character—pig-headedness— again asserted itself. He would not consent to this being done. He had thrust his head between the bars and was certain that he could get the rest of his body through. Besides he fear ed that the noise made in removing one of the bars might lead to discov ery. When the time came for the at tempt, however, his judgment was again proven wrong. His body stuck in the opening. Had the bars been an inch or two wider apart he might have carried his head on his sfi'oulders until his death, and what changes that might have involved in the course ot British history, no man knows. Paln fu!ly he managed to wriggle back into his bedroom ;»then he lit a candle and placed it in the window. It was tha signal agreed upon by which he should notify his friends that his scheme had failed. But his groaning had been overheard, and no repetition of It was den, lately married Sir Philip Leices ter, of London, and Miss Vera herself is engaged to Baron Kellerberg, an Austrian noble of very old family, whose relations are delighted at the engagement. The baron, a handsome, manly man, met her at last year's tennis tournament at Ostend, and did not allow her to leave that seaside re sort until they were formally engaged. He is at present in South Africa, but the wedding will take place shortly. Miss Warden is an excellent tennis player, and she has won many prizes at Nice and elsewhere. At Brussels this summer she carried off the cov eted championship, and it was hoped that this season at Ostend she would mouth. Then he had the straws made up into a hat, which he always sports when celebrating the king's birthday or any of the other anniversaries associated with him. "There is not a straw in it," he de clares proudly, "that has not touched the royal lips and helped quench the royal 'thirst." We may hear some day of a collection of toothpicks that have picked none but royal teeth, or of doormats on which only royal feet have been scraped. A caller on one of the equerries of the Prince of Wales, some time before the luncheon hour, expressed surprise, when recounting his experiences, at the dis tinctive odor of jam tarts cooking and other confections which pervaded the royal establishment. With the exception of the king, whose devotion to the weed long ago spoiled his youthful taste for sweets and lollipops, all the members of the royal family are fond of confection ery. Queen Alexandra's preference is for chocolates. While fond of them, too, the Princess of Wales is especially devoted to fruit farcis. All her children are liber ally supplied with sweets and do not dis dain even to suck at the plebeian taffy. In these degenerate days among the mighty the taste for sweets is by no means restricted to aristocratic feminin ity. Several members of the house of lords have a weakness for sweets of all kinds and sometimes betray it even when engaged in the discharge of their august possible. Soon afterward he was re moved to Hurst castle and a few week* Whitehall head was chopped oft* aC Whitehall. After his execution, his two youngest children— Elizabeth and 1 the Duke of Gloucester— "for a tim<» state prisoners at Carisbrooke cast]?* They received humane treatment there, but, bent on effacing the old feeling for Royalty as worthy extraor dinary homage, parliament issued an order "that no person should be per mitted to kiss their hands, and that they should not be otherwise treated than as the children of a gentleman." It was death that released the prin cess from her prison. "About eight een months after her father's, death* says Timbs, writing of Caiisbraoke in his work on the "Abbeys .and "Castles of England," "she accidentally , got wet on the bowling green'of' the cas tle; fever and cold ensued' and . her weak form sunk to death. Supposing her. to have fallen asleep her attend ants left the apartments for a short time: on •; their return she was dead, ; her hands clasped in the- attitude of prayer and resting on an open Bible, her father's last and cherished* gift." -. Two years after her death the young Dulse of Gloucester was. liberated by the advice and influence of Cromwell, who caused $8,500 to be paid by the treasury to cover the cost of convey ing him to the continent, the only con dition imposed being that he sail straight from the Isle of Wight and not touch at any port on the English coast. • Queen Victoria, half a century ago, erected a monument to Princess Eliza beth in the church at Newport, near Carisbrooke castle "as a token of re spect for her virtues and of sympathr for her misfortunes." Following the example of his mother, the king i* taking great interest in the restoration of the Chapel of St. Nicholas in Caris brooke castle, as a national memorial to King Charles I. . He has donated an organ from the Chapel Royal, Sa voy, and a carved oak altar with two silver candlesticks and inlaid altar cross from the late Queen Victoria's private chapel at Osborne. It is. ex pected that the work of restoration will be completed in three months. succeed in defeating Miss E. Lane, the English player, who had previously won the challenge cup two years ia succession. But a strong wind wa» blowing the day of the match and Miss Warden could not fight against it. The cup therefore went to England. Miss Warden and her mother have been staying at the Hotel Littoral, at Ostend. with Mrs. Ehrlich, the wife of Eugene Ehrlich, of Chicago, and theif son, Carl Ehrlich, who is a student at Trinity college, Cambridge. He, too, is a good tennis player, and has take* part in the tennis tournament, but has to fight such men as the English player* Ritchie and Lane, or the Belgian champions De Borman and Lefebvre. functions as hereditary legislators. Ou« noble peer, especially, may frequently 1>« observed solacing himself with bonbons in the course of a debate. In the lower house there are no less than thirty mem bers who never onter the parliamentary chamber without sweets of some sort la their pockets. That doughty champion of labor, John Burns, whose boast it is that he never wore an overcoat to shield h» robust form from wintry blasts, is a vic tim of the candy habit. But that may b« an inheritance from hi.s younger days when he was employed as a sugar boiler. Titled American women who figure prom inently In society are generous custom ers of bonbons, but they display both geod Judgment and patriotism by patron- - • izing the American confectionery shop* that are now so popular in London. An English woman conspicuous as a political hostess has an inordinate craving for scented cachous. and the air in her vi cinity is always pervaded with their sub tle perfume. —Lady Mary. The Story of a Sage He had a most inquiring mind; No query would he shirk. He just Investigated, But he never did much work. —Washington Star.