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POLITICIAN TURNS PIONEER. How Gen. Miles and his staff were cheered as they rode through the streets ot Ponce, Porto Rico. ENGLAND'S FUTURE KING. Alwaya Clothed in the Very Plainest Kind of Frocks. Those wise little mothers who decry the American habit of overdressing wee bits of babies will be Interested to know that Prince Albert, the small mite of 4 years, who is in the direct line of succession to the throne of En gland, wears the plainest kind of PBIXCJt ALBERT. frocks and bonnets. The children of the royal family are always clothed simply. Their little arms are unham pered with frills and furbelows, and ribbons and bows are not continually getting into their precious mouths or ' tickling their soft, pretty necks. Little Prince Albert, whose picture is here given, wears tucked skirts of pique and blouses of the same material, trimmed with braid of plain white or turkey red. The children of many of the well-to-do Americans are costumed in small gar ments every bit as costly. Prince Albert's younger brother. Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George of York, who is one year younger than the eldest baby of the Duke of York's interesting family, plays his baby games in ordinary frocks of nainsook, trimmed perhaps with a few dainty tucks or edgings of delicate hand em broidery. The little sister, Princess Victoria, who was 1 year old April 25 last, has for everyday wear plain fine little slips that have neither heavy lace-trimmed flounces to hamper her small legs or elaborately made yokes to fret her infant mind. VICTIM OF CONSPIRACY. Beautiful Mrs. "Jack" Wilmerding'a Friends Claim She Is Not Insane. For some time past New York society has been deeply interested in the un fortunate case of Mrs. "Jack" Wilmer ding, the beautiful scion of the Vander- MRS. "JACK' W1LMERD1XG. bilit family who is confined in the Rloomlngdale Asylum. Her friends claim that she is not insane and that ehe is the victim of conspiracy and they have gone to the courts to secure her release. Mrs. Wilmerding was Marie Allen the daughter of Vanderbilt Allen, and grandniece of the old Commodore Van derbilt, She was a pretty, dashing girl, and "Jack" Wilmerding fell in love with her and married her in 1892. Husband and wife were both fond of gayety, and Mrs. Wilinarding spent money freely. She was not without some fortune of her own, and her gowns were the envy of many women who had more wealth but less origin ality. The marriage was unhappy. There were violent quarrels and dispu tations until things were brought to a climax one night in Delmonico's, when "Jack" threw a plate of ice cream into his wife's pretty face. A separation followed and Marie went to live with her father, Who was in Italy. Her nervous system was entirely broken, and at her father's advice she returned to America to seek rest In a sanitarium. In a few hours after her landing she was in Bloomingdale Asylum. RELIC OF MEDIEVALISM. Quintain Said to Be the Only Snrviv. ins Specimen in England. A curious clause, taking one right back to the middle ages, appears in the title deeds of a bouse which is now to be sold im the village of OfEbam, in Kent, says the Westminster Gazette. Scheduled as part of the "messuages, lands, hereditaments and premises" is the village quintain, which still swings on Its stout oaken post before the house, and the purchaser must coven ant to keep the relic of a bygone pas time in good repair. One end of the swinging crossbar of this quintain (said to be the only surviving specimen in Once Secretary of the National Demo cratic Committeev Now in Alaska. From a national convention in Chi cago to the Klondike is quite a loug step, but it has been undertaken by Charles A. Walsh, who was secreuiry Of the democratic national committee when the convention was held in the Windy City in 1SÍH5. Mr. Walsh and his party camped at Caribou crossing on Lake Bennett, to wait for the ice to C. A. WAI.SU AT LAKE BENNETT. break up, so they could proceed on their way to fame and millions. The politician left civilization with the Iowa-Alaska Mining Company, of which he is secretary, and for two months the party was in camp, engaged m the construction of two steamboats. Two of the party were drowned by breaking through the ice. Four men and a dog team started out on a little trip, but the ice was unsafe and the whole party broke through. Thomas A. Barnes and a friend named Richards sank in forty-five feet of water and the other two men were saved. The dead were buried on the island near the camp. 'alsh and his party expect to return to Iowa laden down with the yellow wealth of the Klondike. 8IZE OF THE PHILIPPINES. The Islands Compared with Bom of Our Seaboard States. A good Idea of the size and extent of the Philippine Islands, about which so many conflicting statements have been made since the group came into promi nence a few months ago, may be olv taiued from an observation of the ac companying map. The islands are there shown superimposed upon a map as a part of the Atlantic seaboard of the United States, beginning at the north with New York and extending through South Carolina. The Philip pine group and the States are drawn to precisely the same scale, so that the comparison is accurate. The total length of the group, from the northernmost point of Luzon to the southern extremity of Mindanao, is about 950 miles, or fifty miles less than the distance from the northern boun dary of Xew York to the southern point of South Carolina. The Philip pines have never been thoroughly sur veyed or explored, and consequently the estimates of the total area of the several hundred Islands of the group have differed widely. The most trust worthy calculations fix this total area to be between 114,300 and 115.500 square miles, an extent of territory equal to the combined areas of the States of New York, New Jersey, Penn sylvania and Maryland. The largest of the Philippine islands, Luzon, upon which Manila is situated, has an area of 40,875 square miles, being thus of almost exactly the same size as the State of Virginia and over S.000 square D THE COST OF FREEING CUBA. The United States are certainly entitled to retain possession of the Philippine Islands ii the peace commissioners so ie-irte, for the cost of the war runs far into the millions, and the end is not yet. 1 he monev paid out reaches an nstonishing total. To free the stomach, liver, bowels and blood of disease, however, is not an expensive undertaking. A few dollars invested in Hmtstter's stomach Bitters will accomplish the task easily. The poor as well as the rich can afford it. Well Located. He Phrenologists locate benevolence exactly at me top of the head. . ?;ie i es. as lar tmm t ha nn, book as possible. Op to Date. v Ko household is complete without a bottle oi the famous Jesse Moore Whiskey. It is a pure and wholsome stimulant receommened by all physicians. Don't negleerjthis necessity. ' The steamer Reina de Los Angeles, flying the Stars and Stripes, with Col' Ray, and 400 United States troops, has arrived at Manzanillo, to take posses sion oi me piace. HERO OF THE CIVIL WAR. Capt. HiicKlnson, of the Massachu setts, Has a Splendid Record. Capt. Francis J. Higginson, of the Massachusetts, is a naval hero of the civil war. By a singular coincidence he is a native of the States for which his ship was named. He has a splen did record. He came out of the acad emy in 18G1 and Just in time to go into the war of the Union a finished young naval officer. He fought in the bom- I i f !? "rateen 1 Wmt LA DI KM CAN WEAK SHOES """ One size smaller after using Allen's Toot Ease, a powder to be shaken into the shoes It makes tight or new shoes feel tasy gives instant relief to corns and bunions. It's the greatest comfort discoverv of the age. Cures and prevents swollen feet, blisters callous and sore spots. Allen's Foot-Ease is a certain cure for sweating, hot aching nervous feet. At all druteists and shoé stores, 25c. Trial package FREE. Address Alien S. Ulmsted, Le Boy, X. Y. Box 852 When coming to San Franciico go to Brooklyn Hotel, 2-212 Bush Street. Am erican orEuropean plan. Boom and board $1.00 to $1.50 per day; rooms 50 cent9 to $1.00 per day ; single meals 25 cents. Free coach. Chas. Montgomerv.í There is more Catarrh in this section of country than all other diseases Tint tnrorfca,- and until the last few years was supposed to be incurable. For a great many years doctors pro nounced it a local disease, and prescribed local remedies, and by constantly failing to cure with local treatment, pronounced it incurable. Science has proven catarrh to be a constitu tianal disease, and therefore requires constitu tional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manu factured by F. J. Cheney & Co.. Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitutional cure on the market. It is taken internally in doses from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. It acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Thev offer one hundred dollars fo any case it fails to cure. Send for circulars and testimonials. Address F. J. CHEKEY CO.. 1'oledo, O Sold by Druggists. 75c. Hall's Family Pills are the best.-: We pay yon Í100 if we cannot prove that we can save you JIOXEY on everything you buy. We are saving the people of the Pacific Coast thousands of dollars every month. For full particulars, address. Gilbert Clements' Sons, 21 California St., San Francisco. Cal., Wholesale and Retailers of Family Supplies. CITS Permanently Cured. Ko fits or nerrous liU ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Restorer, Send for FREE S2.00 trial bottle and treatise. Dr. R. H. Kum, Ltd. 30 Arch St., Philadelphia. Pa, " Piso's Cure for Consumption is our only medicine for coughs ano colds. Sirs. C. Beltz, 439 bth ave., Denver, Col., Xov. 8, '95 fifi V.V-: m rü-.c-í Try Schilling's Best tea and baking powder CAPT. HIGGIXSOX. bardments of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, of the Chalmette batteries, in the capture of the Judith and m th taking of Xew Orleans. He assisted In the bombardment of Fort Sumter, and In 1864 was assigned to the academy, where he remained until after the war. Then he was transferred to the Asiatic station, next to the European station, and then to various posts In many parts of the country. He got his com mission as captain In 1S91. MANILA'S STREET CARS. All THE QUINTAIS AT OFFHAM. England) is shaped like a sruare tar get pierced with a number of holes into which the point of the player's lance would enter. When struck it would swing round, and unless the player were nimble the sandbag hung on the other entl of the crossbar would swing round and unseat him. Here is a chance seldom met in these modern days of getting back into medievalism. The owner has only to don the contempo rary costume, tilt at the quintain and imagine that the clock has been put back a few centuries. Cara Used in That City Are of American Manufacture. All the street cars In the city of Ma nila were made in America, says the Street Railway Journal. The open cars are 13 feet 6 inches long over dashers and have a seating capacity of twenty passengers. These cars are drawn by Philippine horses, which aje about the size of Juggernaut Story a Fake. The ghastly stories told of many of the Indian fanatics who, at the relig ious festivals, throw themselves be neath the wheels of the Juggernaut car are for the most part Imaginative. These car festivals, which sometimes attracted as many as 100,000 pilgrims, have certainly resulted In loss of life; but it is stated these deaths were pure ly accidental. blZE OF THK FHILIPP1SK8. miles smaller than Xew York State. In length Luzon extends for about 473 miles and would reach from a point slightly north of the northern boundary of New York almost to the mouth of the Potomac River. (Mindanao, the next largest of the isl ands, has an area of 3T.25G square miles. It would require the combined territory of TV est Virginia and Mary land to equal the island in size. Min danao extends nearly 300 miles from north to south, or, In comparison with the part of the map upon which it is superimposed, it would reach from the mouth of the Roanoke River, in North Carolina, to Charleston, S. C. Project ing from Its western coast, Mindanao has a long, irregular peninsula, which makes the extreme width of the island something over 300 miles. The two smaller islands of Mindoro and Panay, upon the latter of which is the port of Hollo, are each over 4,000 square miles In area. Together they equal in size the State of New Jersey. Samar island, southeast of Luzon, cov ers 7,000 square miles. There are estimated to he 'about 1. 200 islands in the Philippine group, though any accurate statement is im possible. Probably not more than one third of these are inhabited. It is as difficult to obtain correct statistics re garding the population of the Philip pines as it is to get a definite statement of their area, because a careful census has never leen taken. Various writers estimate the present population at fro:u 8,000,000 to 10,000,000. Sixty-two Children. ; W A remarkable tale of human fsf nnch ty is told by the London Daily News. An Italian peasant woman named Gra nata, married at 28 years, has borne 63 children. She began with a single daughter, followed by six boys at a birth, then by five more, and these by triplets twice and four at a birth. After this she limited herself, like ordinary women, to single babies and twins, but wound up with another batch of four. Cses of the Fan In Japan. The uses of the tan are many and various in Japan, where it is carried by men. women and children. A but terfly shaped fan in the hands of the umpire at wrestling and fencing matches is made to express a number of message perfectly understood and promptly at tended to hv the combatants. 1. . r-.v Scrofula Taints the blood of million sjand sooner or later may break outiu hip disease, running sores or some more complicated form. To cure scrofula or prevent it, thoroughly pur ify your blood with Hood's Sarsaparilla. which has a continually growing record of wonderful cures. 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