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1o and a--ay for the Rock-a-by land
The rollicking. frolicking Rock-a-by land,
Where the little ones go ori the hush-a-by
To play peek-a-ooo wiLh the silvery stars.
'Tis the airiest. fairiest land that I know
Is this land where the dollies and sugar
plums grow;
The dream train is ready with Love in
Ifor the
Rock-a-by land.
Rock-a-by land
Sweet R'ock-a-by land!
)ancing and singing while blueb-lls are
Close your (yes. littl. one,
Soon voi will stand
On the bordcrs of farawa:y Rock-a-by land.
Such a queer little car for the Rock-a by
The rollicking. froli ng Rock-a-by land,
The wheels are the rockers; 'tis de'p a id
tis wide.
All ouilted and eushioned for baby's lo ig
Then out through the shadows we dream
ily go.
Past slumberland hills and the heights f
We are off on a journey, delightful ar.d
For the
Rock-a-by land.
Rock-a-by land
Dear Pock-a-by land!
Stars are a-gleaming while baby is dream
Of a fairvkin band
In the far away beautiful Rock-a-by land.
Oh, what a trip to the Rock-a-hy land
The rollicking. frolisking Rock-a-by land.
There's dancing and singing and music
that's sweet
And peek-a-boo dreams that are tiny and
We glide past Love's river, which ripples
and glearrs
At Sound Aslee v station we finally stand
For the
- Frollickin
RocE-a-by land.
Rock-a-by land
Charming Rock-a-by land!
fairic are winging while baby is swing
nestle close. little one.
Now hand in hand
We'll v .nder and dream in the Rock-a-by
-E. A. Brininstool, in the Atlanta Con
A Legend of Moupt kasta.
OW is that for
hligh' and the.
speaker tossed
a little golden
nugget down on
the ground.
A little troo) -
campe almost
wit h In the
shadow of great
Shasta's peak,
t h e mountain
monarch o f
wild Northern
-l oCalifornia.
A half dozen hardy gold-seekers
* clustered around the blazing fire and
eagerly examined the golden nugget
that the seventh man had produced.
Deep Into the wilderness the pros
pecting party had penetrated, eagerly
searching for traces of the precious
metal, and treading ground that never
before had felt the pressure of a
whife man's foot.
Their ,search had been a fruitless
one, until young Martin Brand that
night, by the campfire, tossed so care
le'ssly the golden nugget into their
With widening eyes the little group
looked upon the precilous find. It was
the solid stuff-pure, without alloy.
"You're lucky, Mar-t," said the lead
er of the party, a dark, stern-featured
man, who answered to the name of
Buckskin Bill. "Maybe you have dis
covered a pocket in the mountain."
"I'll tell you better to-moryrow night."
the young man answered. "I tr'y my
'lead' again as soon as the morning
light comes."
-"Shall I go with you?" the leader
"No, mate, but one man can work
the mine I've struck. Trust me. I'll
3the squa're thing by you all."
A few more words and the prospect
ors retired for the night. Hardly a
man of the party but let envy rankle
In his heart at the success of the
youngest and "greenest" man in their
estimation, in the gang.
With the morning light the young
miner departed. gayly assuring his
comrades that he would return at
nightfall with gold enough to make
them all rich.
As- Mart struck off into the wilder
ness with his light, careless step there
were gloomny looks upon the faces of
his comrades. One and all envied
"Suppose one of us follow him?"
suggested Buckskin Bill, glancing
around into the faces of his compan
"No need of that." saidI another of
the party. a tall and swarthy trapper
known as Dick York.
All looked at York in surprise.
"I can tell you where he's gone and
wvhere he got the nugget."
A . general exclamation of astonis1:
wDent came from the miners.
- "'As it happened yesterday I fol
lowed closely upon his footsteps. He
lerosed the river, and headed eastward.
Just the other side of Shasta. in a
little canyon, lie met a young Indian
girl, one of the McCloud tribe. I
know the Indian tongue as well as
he. and concealed in a thicket. I
overheard all the conversation. He
and the girl are old acquaintances.
From their talk I gathered that he
saved her life o~nc-e from a mountain
lion. and she told him then if he ever
wanted gold she knew of a secret
pine in tlie mountains, and would
conduct him to it. That is the reason
wihy he joiled our expedition."
"Well, if he intends to share his gold
with us." observed one of the miners.
"Do you think that is probable?"
asked the tr1r:appe:r, suddienly.
The men looked askance at each
other. Ilardly a man In the party
reasoned hiat. if he was in Mart's
place, sharing ;would be the last thing
in his thoughts.
"No, no. boys: it is all arraned be
tween the two." tle trapper said: "the
McClouds a ore away on an expedition
to the North. So that the girl does
not fear literruption. She is to lead
himi to the secret mine to-day. and
then. after getting all the gold that
i ie.y can carry. they will travel to the
"And heat us out of our share!" ex
-lainwd one (if the miniiers, indignant
It looks that way." the trapper re
I reckon that we will have something
to say about that." Buckskin Bill ob
served. si.:nificantly; and he tapped
tle butt of his revolver with his hand
as lie spoke.
The men glanced in each other's
faces for a moment. their brow* low
er-iag aind their lips contracted. Fear
ful thoughts wvere in their minds, but
each waited for the other to put the
thoughts in words.
"Boys. we must take a hand in this
hyer game:" Buckskin Bill exclaimed.
abruptly and decidedly, "I move that
we follow after Mart. seize him and
the girl, and fore- them to reveal the
secret mine to us. We are all com
rades. ard should share alike."
"Good:" cried the trapper. in his ]a
coriie way: and the re,:t of, the men
nodded their heads in approbation.
. "But suppose that the girl will not
tell us where the mine is located?"
suggested one of the men.
"I regkon that we can force her to
do lat." tle burly leader said. grim
ly. "Life is worth imtore than gold.
even to ai Indian. First we must
secure hoth Mart and the girl, for he
will ioe aq)t to be ugly if we lay violent
hanIs upon his lady-bird."
"We must be off." the tIapper said.
glancing toward the east, where low
ering clouds hid the rising sun.
Into the wilderness, following in the
track of the young miner, the party
An. hoiur's tramp and they came to
a little, open glade by the side of the
Pitt River.
In the centre of the opeu space stood
the roung miner and a raven-haired 1
Indian girl, straight as a pine, lithe
as a willow and as fair as a wil
wood violet, although the duk L
wars named Spotted IV
t e hills- fO
and knowni fro gon
to the headwaters of the Sacramento
as ~the flow'er of her tribe.
Forth into the open space came the
miners ii wvar-like aiTay.
Mart started In surprise while the
Indian girl started in alarm.
The miners surrounded the two, and
Buckskin Bill sterniy questioned his
"I rec'kon that we otughit to have a
finger in this pie," lie said. "Arc yott
going to net square b~y us or not?"
"Why should you doubt me?" Mart
exclaimed, indignantly.
"Never mind why; we do:" Bill re
plied. "We intend1 to have our share.
We know whiere you got that ntugget
that you showed US. andl~ know, too,
that there is more where that came
from. So jest give til youtr arms and
tell the girl to show tus where the
secret tmie is; you shall hiave a fair
sha re."
'Why should I give up my ar'ms?
demanded Mar't, indignantly3.
"Because we don't tirust you.'' re
plied Bill, bluntly. "Seize him, boys:''
At tihe wordc the miners sprang upon
Mart. Not taken entire(ly unawares,
drew his mevolver', but ere he. could
raise the hammer, eager hands
clutched hima and bore hinm to the
carthi: desperately lhe struggled, thrice
lie rose to his knee, throwing off his
assailants like the wild boar casts off
the hutntinig dogs. but again and again
the ineri~s zr'ipped'( hiimi. Wounds
were given :and( received as Mart r'e
leased his howvie~knife from its sheath,
an~d thlen angry passion~s cold he re
strained no longer', and Mart lay a
bleedinig, dyiing man uplotn tihe grounad.
Rtestr'ainedi by- two of the miners,
the girl had looked upon the struggle
with flashing eyes. bttt at the gleath
of her lover all the ir'on calmness of
11er race came back to her and she
stood motiontless ats a stattc.
Evecn the heavens seemed to lower
upon the fearful scene and the pat
tering rain commenced to fall.
"Now" tell the git'l whma we want :"
Buckskin Bill cried, hiercely, to the
"The scr'et nilne where the yellow
rletal lies hid!" the triapper exektimed
to tire girl, speaking in Indian tongue.
Scornfully the d:aughter of the Red
McClouds shook her head.
Then the trapper unsheathed his
bowie-knife and phlied the p~oint itear
to the hieai't of thle girl.
"Speak or lead us to the spot, if
yout would nor die." thme trapper ct'ied
The git'h looked at him, undaunted
by thegthreatr: then itt an instant her
ft-ee changed ars the i'ain drops
coursed over it.
"The Spotted Lily will lead the
white men." she said.
Oir they went. the Indian girl guard
ed hv~ two miners. with co''ked -:evol
Tro a dark indnar cnynte
came, the walls a hrundr~l feet high
ont either side, and straight and
sL2ooth as though inade by mortal
A mtile at !kast inito thet dark canyvon
thley went. alnd thten thec Indian girl
halted and llstened.
A strange roaring sound came upon
the biosom of the stormy air.
"'Tis the torrent coning'" cried the
girl, wiith fiendish glee. "tell the white
men that death Is near."
Affrighted the miners fled: but what
wA humian speed compared to the
torrent's force? The yellow waters
swallowed up the human whites tres
passing upon their bed. Willing she
died that they should perish also.
Mart was fearfully avenged.-New
York News.
Causes of the Dreaded Tetanus and the
Best Treatnegt For It.
Pothers have long looked upon
dienth by drowning as their chief dan
ter. but there is another peril less
known. bit a th.'isand times more
rright ful. the peri! of a death beside
vhie .. drow.Aig Is : summer after
moon's divrd'oni-death from the germ
>f tetanus, or lockjaw.
The bacillus tetani disti!s a poison
o tei.ible that the venom of a rattle
nake Is nectar compared to it. One
Prain will kill 300 men.
These death-deal!Lg creatures love
i hot, damp climatt. Any grain of
;and, any 1.1 can or rusty nail or
erap of meat or broken clamshell
nay have a score of them clinging to
These aie precisely the conditions of
or A merican b)each resorts-the moist.
varm air, beach too oft *i strewn with
-uibbish, and in any case littered with
>roken shells and with hits of wreck
tge from which broken nails protrude.
it is strange that the most deadly
vork of the germ is done in late spring
mnd early autumn. Fifty per cent. of
he deaths from tetanus are due to
vounds on feet or hands.
After the hacillus has entered the
vound from five to fifteen days may
lapse. The bacilli do not themselves
>ass into the system. They remain
n the wound, but generate a poison
Vhich (oes their work.
In most eases there are preliminary
ymptoms similar to those of an ap
roachiug cold-a duil ache, located
efore the ear. iollowed by stiffness
a the muscles of the lower jaw. There
a growing difficulty in opening the
aouth, a-d attempts to swallow ex
ggprate the symptom. The jaws then
iecome locked and the disease passes
c.wnward to the rest of the body.
In the open air the bacillus remains
aactive. It is only when It enters
iore deeply and gets away from the
ir that it becomes dangerous. It
ay be rendered harmless by cleans
ig the wound with a mixture of one
art carbolic acid in twenty of water.
terward the woun ould be fille t
a Cep 01.
used. for Instance, by a nail, or i)
it should be a lacerated wound,
caused for example, by gunpowder,
or a crushed wound, as with a ham
mer. the operation of cleansing may
be a difficult matter, and a physician
should be called in, who may inject
antitoxin.-San Francisco Call.
A New Automatic Gun.
That new automatic gun which has
been Invented by Mr. Burgess, a Hiar
ard student, who is a son of the fa
mons yacht designer, promises 10
make its inventor as famous as was
his father. Young Mr. Burgess seryed
in the Spanish-American war, and
knows what a rapid-fire gun should be
and do. The gun which he has in
vented is said to weigh only about
one-fourth as much as the latest of the
automatic guns in use b~y the Govern
ment. The weight of the gun in use,
however, Is no great objection to It,
so the young inventor plans to use
four muzzles instead of one, and the
result will be a terribly dlestructive
engine of war. Military experts who
have examined the new arm are very
favorably impressed by sits good qual
ities, and its adoption by the Govern
ment soon is not at all unlikely. When
a boy in the high school gets to study
ing the problem of armament and at
the age of eighteen patents an inven
tion which is an improvenment over ex
isting types of arms, one can readily
understand why the United States has
always commanded so much respect
among foreign military nations, even
when not military itself.-Boston
Army Officers in Italy.
In Italy the oficers, at least, are im
maculate and picturesque. The corw
mon soldiers are, pecrhaps. not so hp-~
pressive. They are short, stocky little
ellows, bow-legged to a man, and In
any clothes would not present a very
mnartial appearance. But the officers
are big. line-looking men, and their
uniforms rival the women's hats hi
brilliancy. The colors used are ver-y
umilitary-pale blue and silver, gray
with green stripes, yellow and scarlet
and gold. The bersaglier,tor sharp
shooters. wvith hats over one ear and a
huge bunch of cock feathers flyipg out
in the wind, are as striking as any,
though the King's guard, with brass
helmets and horse-tail plumes, are by
no means insignificant.-Llarper's Ra
za r.
"Little Jiobs' " Kindness.
During his rapid march from Rtiet
fontein to Bloemfontein, General Rob
erts noticed the sufferings of the bul
locks as they tolled along with the
transport wagons, their backs seamed
with the cruel lash of the Kaffir' driv
ers. When the army moved on again
from Bloemfontein the commander-in
chief issued a written order that no
Karfir was to be allowed to f'og the
oxen; they might urge them on with
he pistol-shoe reports of their long
wips, but no flogging.
Model of the Human Heart.
A model of the human heart, work
ing as in life and -pumping blood to
and from through artificial arteries,
a the wnore of a French nhysciain.
Striking Japanese Linena.
Japanese linen for l e cloths is
a late importation that is caught the
fancy of matrons of Vte imart set. As
is usual with 1.apanest bles. theshade
of this linen is very bfbIe, nd the will
(1nbroldered dragons th* oftenest or
lamuent It are just as hiIeously beau
tiful as they can be.
Cleaning Carpet o ~ loor.
One of the newest es of
the housekeeper is tif 'carpet may
be cleaned without gofu bmugh' the
trials of removing it the floor.
All that she needs are' e of soap,
a basin of warm water.: wet towel
and a dry towel,. fo~nei-strp of
the carpet must be ru I own with
the wet towel. Then it tbe rubbed
with the dry cake of so fter which I
follows a scrubbing -wit: w et cloth
unti: a foamy Hither Is- ' eed. Wipe I
this away with the-w lowel, going I
over It imany times till t+' Soap is a1ll
wiped away, then finish a thorough I
course of treatment with e dry tow
el. Taking the carpet s by strip,
go over the entire surfa until It is
clean. -C
The Color of . s.
The remarkable and . .ely varying
properties of the elemotary colors
which compose white 1ght suggest -
that the employment 0screenS as
in the blinds placed over'ur windows
slould be founded on a f entific basis.
Our knowledge of the. ioperties of
each individual sectionipf the spec
truim is not exaet 4 but thIs
iuch we do know, thati the rays of
least refrangibility, the rays, are t
without direct cheuhicaleets. tley
occur at the heat end of te spectrum. ti
On the other hand. t rays of the
highest refrangibility in the *p
let rays which chemica re exceed- n
ingly :lctive. It is th *ays which
are concerned in pho aphy and n
doubtless also in the ..proceps of ti
vegetable nutrition and wth. The 1
object of blinds is, of C , twofold
to keep a-room cool a een out e
some of tire light, so avoW the I
bleaching of coloring . if the tl
carpets and"'rn e saie I
time sufficient liglt - t ti
is the bo' I p
ce ligh9t ex- a
erts the pee to -the ac- E
tinic rays which and whole- th
somely affect th dwelling ch
room care shoul taken
not to exclude aa
concerned. Thu in
material would
Abu of sin e h
life of micro-orga i sms, so that -na
terial in some shape of a compromise
should be selecteL. The best for this
purp~ose is probab)ig a delicataely ocher
colored1 fabric. Thk' would~ sc*reen part
of the active light rays, and if of a
fair thickness the gseater p)art of the
hleat rays, while adm itting sufflict
active rays to allo f a wholesome
effect upon thme r and its surround
ings. Venetian lylindls do not allow
of the graduation, whIch is desirable
with cloth fabric. 'As it is well known,
exclusively red light has been used as
a therapeutic agent, and apparently
with encouraging results, in measles.
London Lancet.
Richamella-Bring one pint of milk
to the boiling point; stir into it one
tanblespoonl of flour and one of butter
whlichl have bleeni thoroughly blended
together: when thickened turn into it
thlree-qularters of a teaspoon of salt.
ai dash1 of pep~per, one pint of minced
coldl roast vea!. Girate a little nutmeg
or ma1ce over it and serve hot.
Danish Pudding-Put one quart of
currant juice and one pint of water
into a dolel boiler anld let scald. Mix
together four tablespoonfuls of corna
starch. one-hialf pint of sugar and~ onle
hialf teaspoonlful of cinnamonl; moisten
wvith onie-hmalf cupful of water and
stir into the scalding juice. When thick
and( smnooth pour into wet molds, chill
andm ser've withl whipped cream.
Sponge Cookies-Break eight eggs in.
to granite or. earthen saucepan: add
one1 p)oundl granulllated sugar; set on
stove anld stir constantly until well
hleated th~roulgh (not cooked,: remove
fronm stove and beat until (cold; add
pinchl salt and one pound flour:;iany
flavorinig preferred: anise is thle Ger
man11 favorite. Dip a teaspoon In water
each timne and4 put by the teaspoon 0on
buttered tins: bake in moderately hot
oven: will keep for weeks.
Tomato Farcie-Cuit off the stem end
of six smooth tomatoes, scoop out the
pulp and put it into a chopping bowl
with one can of shrImps, one-half a
small slice of bread and one slice of
onion: chop fine and fry in a buttered
pan until lightly browned: season with
salt and pepper anid fill the tomato
shells: sprinkle with fine breadcrumbs
and bake in a moderate oven for a
(luarter of an hour or until thoroughly
Idone. Put a border of boiled rice
around the edge of a platter, place
the tomatoes carefully in the center
and pour over them a gravy made of
one cupful of cream, pepper and salt to
Einperor William a Shining Illustration
of Iow a Monarch Can Scrape and S'zve
-Queen Victoria Quite Thrifty-Prince
of Wales Beconing More Prudent.
Monarchs who save money! To the
average mortal, who associates unlim
ited resources with the idea of royal
ty says a writer in the Chicago Trib
une, the assertion that not a few of
this.: world's rulers are just as saving
In their personal and household ex
penses as the average housekeeper
[a some cases more so- will be sur
prising. Of course, in. this respect the
irson of the king or queen must be
;eparated from the official character,
whose "representation" requires ex
pensive splendor for reasons of State,
ror courtesy's sake, or because eus
tom so decrees. The king is, officially.
'minently a public character; his
lousehold affairs are as much his own
iffairs As those of the private citizen
ire to the latter. In fact, the common
nortal can enjoy much greater privacy
!han royalty.
Emperor William II. of Germany af
'ords a striking example of this dis
inction. The world at large undoubt
dly is of -the opinion that the German
nonarch, much given to spectacular
lisplay .and expensive journeys, and
t great lover of art in all its branches.
;pends, fortunes in the maintenance
if his i-lvate establishment. The re
rerse - the case. William Il., as a
>rivate individual-if this epithet can
e used of a monarich-is of quite a
|aving disposition, and in his house
told every branch is regulated by fig
ires. Each department has so much
o spend annually and no more. The
ppropriation for each of the depart
aents is calculated to a nieety; not
eggarly. of course. but quite within
ounds of reason. In fact, many mei
ers of the titled or moneyed aristoe
aey are 'high flyers" compared with
lie head of the honse of Hohenzollern.
LS soon, however, as a "representa
ion" is deemed necessary the case is
ifferent. and in this respect the im
erial court of Berlin is probably the
iost expensive among royalty.
The German empire. as such. pays
ot one cent toward the "representa
on" which is incumbent upon the
"Ing of Prussia as German Emperor.
The Prussian princes receive not one
nt from the treasury of the State.
i ease they have no resources of
wlr own,. their expenditures have to
e met by an annuity paid them by.,
ie Ereperor. The latter lives duri
ter prt of wezt-4Je ne
ilace n Sans~5'o i, and his establish
ent t iere comprises the Emperor and
mp ess, the imperial children and
el tors aud governesses, the lady
mberlain, and three ladies in wait
g. The court chamberlain, genei'ials
id military aids of the Emperor live
Potsdam and Berlin.
During his travels William II. has
s own cuisine and lodgment mostly
Ih. s '60 or on board the
Eperorhs repedly roefuse
to Incur exp~enses which many a r-ic)
private citizen would incur withou
hesitation were lie so minded. andi
is a well authenticated fact that hi
has repeatedly explained his economii
turn by saying that he has six boy:
growing up who will soon mar-ry an11
have their own r-oyal households
which are bound to make heavy in
roads upon his exchequer-. because the
bumber of available Protestant prin
t-esses with kingly dowers is alar1ming
ly small in Eumrope.
The Emperor-, on the other hand, i:
personally exceedingly rieh. He ont
called himself the gr-eatest land pro
prietor in Prussia, which is no doub11
true, because the "-Manual of th<
Royal Prussian Cour-t and1 State
shows that the Hiohenzoler-n crowi
estates comprise seventy-eight landet
estates and fifteen forests, which are
under rational administration highly
developed, and the proceeds of whicl
form the bulk of the imperial income
In this respect William HI. is by n<
means an expensive "gentleman farm
er," but an agriculturist who looks t<
results as fully as much as to appear
The saving disposition of William I.
the grandfather of the present Em
peror, Is well known. A little episod(
Is illustrative of this fact. Wgen thn
first child of VTunser Fritz" was lbom'n --
the present Emperor--William I., ii
the first joy of being a grandfathe'r
sent, for the court jeweler to selecl
a present for the Crown Princess, th<t
present Empress Dowager Frcder'ick
Several costly ornaments were submit
ted for the inspection of William I.
the prices ranging from $25.000 up
"No, no! lmy (dear' sim." exclaimed thIe
King. "The things are very pretty
but much too (lear for me. Why, ii
1 e'xpendeld $25.000 for a present fmi
my daughterI-in-law at the fitrst ('hild
and halhf a dozen children mor'e are
to comeO. wh-y. I would have to spiend
a fotune. No. no: take 111e pret'tyu
things awvay, and1 l(et me( see4 somlethin..:
Many other stcm'es of a simiilar' trend(
could he told of the saving turn o)1
William I. Yet he was by no mieans~
stingy. but a cheerful giver-. -Person
ally, he was altogether' unprectentious
and not sven given to display in po0int
of the army, the reorganization of
ivhich was the work and the amblition
of his life. He appeared in dress uni
form only if circumstances demanded.
Other-wise, lhe rested content to be
('ailed "the greatest non-commissioned
In years gone by the saying in court
circles was that the Prussian court
was th:. most saving. but the house
hold( of Queen Victoria of Englandl
now is undoubtedly the most econom
icnl oAdminleoed in all ,royalty. Th1.
Queen has her methods of savig, anI
she has laid ip an immense fortune,
which is not eneroaclied upon even
in case of the marriage of her chil
dren and grandchildren. for in such
cases Parliament always steps in with
great liberality. Since the Prince Con.
sort died the Queen has abolished all
court functions which encroach upon
her private means. True. there are
still a number of "drawing roogga,"
receptions and functions demanded by
State interests and representation, but
being such, the expenses are borne by
the State. .1
Her personal entourage is most sim
ple. and strictly confined to the court
charges established by law and cus
toni. Nqt long ago a delegation of
London merchants had it represented
to the Queen that her long periods of
absence from London hurt fashionable
business. The delegatione of the Lon
don guilds were told that her Majesty
was too far advanced in age to stand
any great amount of entertaining be
sides tle customary court events.
"Aye." the speaker of the delegation
is reported to have said, "her Majesty
is old. and we surely wish her long
life, but the longer she lives the short
er will be our business lives, because
the absence of the court kills busi
The Princess of Wales does not fill
the v'1l caused bv the saving pro
pensities of the Queen. The future
Queen of the British Empire knows
no finery, no luxury, no representation.
She appears almost invariably in tail
or-nade gowns. At home she sits
down with her private secretary and
figures closely on receipts and dis
bursenents. of course, simply for pas
time, as the courtiers assert. :She
looks quite rigidly to detailed account
ing, for in point of eash the Princess
has an account separate from that of
her husband, Albert Edward of Wales,
who used to be a high-flyer. "Used
to be" is correct. for the Prince of
Wales is no longer the "rounder" ie
formerly was. He is not as "near"
-is his royal spouse, but lie has be
come inuch more careful in personal
The only eypensive penchant of the
Princess of Wales is lace. That Is,
she likes to buy and own rare laces,
but she wears themi rarely. When she
does appear 'at court" her costumes,
however, are dreams in Valenciennes
and Meehlins. Not long ago the Prin
cess sent a trusty messenger to Am
terdam to purchase a rare handker
chief, said to be the oldest and most
unique pattern of Mechlin lace from
an impoverished Flemish family, and
she paid $15400 for the iece.' Truly,
'.Queen's lace I sM-vVi.
ssaving; indeed;
extremely so. Th high life of the
court of Victor Em anuel is a thing of
the past, greatly t the regret of the
older class of curt ers whc knew the
"Re Galantuomo" I i his pkime. En
tertainments at the' Italian:'Icourt are
rare and so unost'entatious that the
nerchants in Roe complain even
nore itterly than those of London
. -ent marrage ives a new id
I about real congeniality. The young
man and thie young woman first mlet
at a yacht club meet. Each wvas al
ready engaged1 tO lbe miarried, but in
each ease there was something lack
ing. But these two dliscovered that
their souls 3were in full sympathy.
I They both liked yachting; that was the
.first stras They both delighted in
-canoeing: second straw. They both
were enthusiasts over swimming: b~y
-the time this discovery was made they
-were hleadl over heels in love. The last
stratw -rame when they confessed to
;one anot her that live hoturs' swimin~g
:i day was as nothing. The othier en
-gatgemenits were snapiped, broken, and
:in a short lime the wedding camue. For
a1 wediding journey they chose a trip
in a sailing yacht. over the sides of
whlich they would (lire now and then to
tswim, getting in their live hotirs a daty
in the waiter withouit the slightest
trouble.-New York Sun.
-A bout a 'B" and an "E."
Messrs. Gaze, the Lonuon tourist
agents, had occasion to send a cable
grain to "Abbacey. Paris," recently.
Page, their clerk, left at "b" otit of
the address, and this mistake was fol
lowed by the postoffice. who also made
one of their owvn, by turning a "*c" into
an "e." Consequently, the cable
reached Paris as fot "'Ahacev.' and
wvent astray.
Messrs. Gaze dismissed Page be
S(atuse lie reftused to wriite to thle ptost
ottlee in ('erta in terms referring to
himself which were dictated by them
and disliked by him.
Ie sued his eiiployers in Westmin
sier' (ounty ('ourt. and obtatined judg
A\ niewt trial wats applied~ for b~y
Messrs. G;aze. but this Judge Luimley
ietfused. isaying the juiry had found
heir oirder to the clerk was unreason
kirth Notice by Code.
.\ Nmimeaton doctor raised sonic mer
imena'it in thle D ivorce Division yester
dlay. says the London Mail, by de
5('ribhing an iatrrangemenit lie had matide
with a client for the secret announce
iment of a birthi by telegraph.
If the expectedI child proved to be a
hoy. the client-Charles William Tur
ner. a cy('le agent, living at Ltutter
wvorth-was to wire to ihie doctor
"Gentlemen's safety bicycle arrived:''
if it were a female. "Lady's safety hi
cycle airriv'ed" wats to be the form.
The latter was the signal that thle
event called for.
IWhen the Vanderbilt Were FarmerR.
In the first directory of New York
City, piublishied over a century ago. the
Va ndleri'bts whose na mes apipeari were
nit of the old commodore's ancestry.
At that time the forbears of the pres
ent family of irulti-millionaires were
fnarr on Rtnten Teland.
Can Energy e Completely Dissipated In
This Universe ?
According to the ordinary view the
sun is ecnstantly radiating heat in all
directions, and, I think, it is gener
ally supposed that only a small por
tion of this heat encounters material
bodies at any 4istance, however great.
If so, the question arises, What be
comes of the residue? Physical re
search leads us to believe that heat
cannot be destroyed, but only trans
formed; yet many persons seem to
think that this heat vanishes like a
ghost without transformation and
without producing any effect. This
may be so. but it is so much opposed
to physical analogies that we should
be slow to accept it unless on the ba
sis of definite observations which, I
think, ir will be admitted are not at
[resent forthcoming.
Nor can we confine the question to
the sun. 'dhe loss of radiant heat
must (on the theory which I am now
considering) extend to all the stars.
A larger portion of the heat of some
of them is no doubt intercepted by
other bodies, but some of it must es
cape-vanish. The whole universe is
losing heat: or at least it is losing
motion, for the supply of heat may be
temporarily kept up by the conversion
of motion into heat (as, for example,
by a bombardment of meteorites).
But that a good part of the.radiant
aeat vanishes, thus lessening the total
amount of force-of heat and its equiv
1lents-in the universe, seems to be a
ommon opinion. This theory, how
wver (for of course everything on the
mubject is theory), wiil strike many of
,-our readers as unsatisfactory for
>hysical. not metaphysical or theolog
cal reasons. But if this heat be not
ost, what becomes of it?
If the sun's rays and those of the
tars always met with some material
iody, however great its distance
night be. the problem would be
olved; there would be no loss of heat
o the universe. The sui may at pres
nt be radiating more than it receives,
nd, consequently, cooling; but in
raveling through space It may reach
ther regions in which these condi
ions will be reversed. But it seems
lain that if this be the case, the
reater part of the bodies which en
ounter the solar heat are dark bodies,
r else that there is an absorption of
ght in passing through the ether.
uch an absorption of light and heat
y the ether-as maintained, I believe,
y the great observer Struve-would
aually solve the problem; for the
ght and heat thus absorbed could
At be lost, and m "
ether to.
odies in some manner not yet lfacei.
therwise, it would ch4nge the
-ties of the ether.
A third possible alteritfatye f
idlation, like gravi
?tween material it acts o
tough i direction and fol
all its movements, there is
ao expenditure of force in the diree
ions in which no material body is en
ountere'd. On this theory also there
would be no loss of heat. There
would only be an interchange of the
uame kind as if every heat ray ultla
inately encountered a material body.
-W. HI. S. Monek, in Knowledge.
Mair Glacier Not Destroyed..
"The tales of the complete destruc
tion of the great Muir glacier in
Alaska are absolutely without foun
dation." said A. 0. Hewitt, who has
returned to Minneapolis from the Ter
"There can be no doubt that an
earthquake or an upheaval of some
sort did visit the glacier, for huge ice
bergs have, been torn from it and are
now banked up in the sound about it,
maiking navigation impossible within
four or five miles of the deposit. The
glacier was distinctly visible through
our glasses. and it appears to be fully
as large as ever, with th~e main portion
intact. '1 his is the fourth trip I have
made to the Muir, and were there ay
great change in its magnitude or shape
1I1oul notice it at once.
"From an artistic standpoint the
slhaking up has improved the glacier.
Heretofore the ice itself has invaria
ly been hidden beneath the snowikg
dleposit, but now the mass stands out
like an enormous diamond, reflecting
every shade of the seas and heavens
from its brilliant sides. It will re
quire more than an earthquake to in
terfere with the donlestic economy of
the great Muir glacier." -New York
TJimes. -w
Spaniards in Florida.
Florida was originally settled by the
Spaniards, and in the same way that
the Old Swedes' Church in Delaware
recalls its ioneer settlers and French
names in Wis'consin recall the French
settlement of that State, St. Augus
tine, Tampa. Fernandina and other
Spanish geographical names recall
the fact that the Peninsula State was
under Spanish rule for a great number
of years. But there are not many
Spaniards in Florida. The last census
returned the numiber of such as 389
only, a very small total when one con
siders the p)roximity of Florida to the
former Spanish possessions in the
West Indies. There aire, of course, a
great many Cubans in Florida, par
ticularly in and about Key West, but
their presence there was in no wise
lue to the Spanish traditions of..Flor
ida: on the contrary, many, if not
most, of the Key W~est Cubans went
there as refugees from Spanish mis
gtovernment in their own country.
Very Delieate X.achlnery.
Machines in a watch factory will cut
merews with 589 threads to an ln.'h.
1'hese thireads are invisible to thie
taked eye. and it takes 144.000 screws
o make a pound. A pound of them is
worth six pounds weight of pure gold,

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