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BRITAIN'S NEW KING.
Career and Characteristics of England's Ruler. The new King, known as George V is George Frederick Ernest Al bert, who before Queen Victoria's death was known us the Duke of York, upon her death became Duke of Cornwall, and later, uiion the com pletion of his tour around the British Empire, was created Prince of Wales. He was born on June 3, 1865, nt Marlborough House, seventeen months after the birth of his brother. the Duko of Clarence, oa whose death, In January, 1892, he became the heir, after his father, to the Brit, leh throne. The title of the Duke of York Is Appropriated exclusively to members of the royal family of Great Britain. It has often been given to younger sons of the reigning mon arch, and the title was borne by Henry VIII., Charles I. and James II. before they ascended the throne. The first Duke was Edmund of Laugley, fifth son of Edward III., who created lilm Duke of York about 13S5, when lie was forty-four years old. The title lapsed after the accession of James II. But the House of Hanover revived It In 1716, when Ernest Au gustus, brother of George I. and liisliop of Osnaburg, was created ' Duke of York and Albany. Prince Edward Augustus, brother of George III., and the second son of George III., Prince Frederick, afterward suc cessively held the title, which again became extinct on the Litter's death, ir. JS27. Prom his early childhood Prince George, presented a striking contract to his elder brother, the Duke of Clarence. The latter was pale, pen Five, retiring, but with a singular grace of manner and deportment that never afterward forsook him; the other was ruddy of countenance, full r of brlRlitness and brusque vivacity. The features of the elder were finely cut, in close resemblance to those of Ills father at the same early ae. Prince George, on the other hand, bore a striking resemblance to the Princess of Wales' sister, the Empress t Dowager of Russia, not only In the general form and cast of countenance, bin also In detail of feature and ex pression. In later years the new King's resemblance to his cousin, the Emperor Nicholas, bas bceu much commented on. Naval Cnrec-r. Throughout their boyhood Prince George and his brother were constant companions. An extraordinary lntl tuacy and sympathy existed between them, and each exerted a marked In fluence over the other. Together they entered the navy as cadets, on June C, 1S77. Prince George had reached the required age only two dayj be fore, and was perhaps the youngest cadet ever admitted to service. For two years they were on the training ship Dartmouth, the younger winning a reputation for athletic prowess un usual for his age. Then, on July 15, 1879, they set out on their famous three years' voyage in-the Bacchante. Thy visited the West Indies, South America, the Cape, Australia, FIJI, Japan, China, Singapore and Ceylon. The Bacchante was then ordered through the Suez Canal Into the Mediterranean, and a . considerable period of time was spent by the Princes in Egypt, the Holy Land and Greece during the spring of 1S82. Shortly after this Prince George be came the senior midshipman In the service, and was waiting until his age allowed hin to present himself for his examination as sub-lieutenant, when lie obtained a first class In seaman ship. On returning home he at once Joined, as all sub-lieutenants have to do. the Naval College at Greenwich for further Instruction, and subse quently went on the ship Excellent at Portsmouth. Here he went through (the course exactly like anybody else. Pvery sub-lientenant has to pass five "iaminatlons one each la Beaman etp. In navigation, In torpedo. In gunnery and la pilotage. Ia four of these Prince George achieved the un usual distinction of obtaining a first tlass, and thus won his promotion to lieutenant's rank on October 8, 1885. In American Waters. The Admiralty ordered the Prince Jn May 6, 1890, to the command of jthe large gunboat Thrush, on the North American and West Indian sta tions. In that capacity be success 'ully accomplished the difficult task of towing a torpedo boat across the 'Atlantic. He also visited Canada and he United States and acted aa the Queen's representative in opening the 'industrial exhibition at Kingston, Ja maica. Returning to England be :w&s promoted to the rank of com mander on August 27, 1-891. In the Ntumn of that year he went to visit his brother, the Duke of Clarence, at jDublln. There he contracted typhoid ft ver and nearly lo?t his life. But his TObust constitution held out, and he 'recovered bis health Just In time to stand by the deathbed of his brother, who kad. fallen a victim to pneu- Prince George's Mimlnge. Prince George was created Duke of York, Earl of Inverness and Baron Klllarney on the Queen's birthday, May 24, 1892. His mnrrlnge with Princess Slay of Teck, who had been affianced to the Duko of Clarence, was celebrated in the Chapel Royal, St. James', on July (!, 1SW3. Six children were born to them Edward Albert (June 23, 1891). Albert Frederick (December 1 4, 1895), Victoria Alex andra (April 25, 1897), Henry Will lam (March 31, 1900), George Ed ward (December 20, 1902) and John Charles (July 12, 1905). Tho suc cession la the direct line, for which at one time much apprehension was felt in England, appears, therefore, to be secure. Tour of tho World. The most noteworthy occurrence In the life of the new King thus far is the seven months' trip around thy world and the Erltish colonies which he took in 1901, shortly after his father's accession to the throne. On this journey Prince George was ac companied by the Princess, who shared with him all the honors be stowed on him at every place they visited. Prince George opened the first Parliament of the Common wealth of Australia. The royal cou ple had arrived In Canada, and there was reason to believe that the jour ney would be extended to the United States, though no arrangements In that direction had been made, when President McKlnley was assassinated. The tragedy put a visit to this coun try at Unit moment out of the ques tlon and the Prince and Princess re turned to England without having seen the country which Edward VII. had visited more than forty years before, when a young man. Guildhall Speech. On his return to London Prlnco George was publicly received at tho Guildhall, his hosts being the Lord Mayor and tho Aldermen. He deliv ered an address on that occasion which showed that the quiet, retiring young mnn who was known to bo averse to social functions and public demonstrations was a gifted speaker and that he possessed the qualities of a leader. It was In this address that the heir to the throne delivered his well known advico to England to "wake up." The young Prince's Guildhall speech was referred to by Lord Rosebery as "a statesxan-llke address." In his speech Prince George spoke of his experiences in the distant pos sessions of the empire and of the Impressions made on him by what he had seen. His trip had taken him through the Mediterranean and the Suez Cannl to India, Austialla, New Zealand, South Africa, St. Vincent, W. I., and to Nova Scotia, and through Canada to the Pacific Ocean. Ia the autumn of 1905 Prince George again visited India, and on his return made another speech, in which be declared that "the task of governing India will be made easier It we on our part Infuse Into It a wider element of sympathy." Ia 190S he came to Canada to attend the celebration of the Champlaln ter centenary, meeting Vice-President Fairbanks, who represented this country, at Quebec. Losing Its Tentacles. With many States and the United States Government in hot pursuit of the Standard Oil Company It would not be surprising if that octopus was in a somewhat distressed frame of mind. Many of its tentacles are be ing lopped oft, so many, in fact, that it is doubtful If with even Its marvel ous powers of replacement It can grow new ones quite fast enough to save Itself from permanent maiming. The loss of Tennessee, which has been made final by a decision of the United States Supreme Court, will probably be severely felt by the corporation, not, perhaps, so much because it means expulsion from one State as because of the evil advertising It means and the bad odor which the Supreme Court of the United States, soon to pronounce Judgment of life or death upon it, seems to find attached to It. Providence Bulletin. Some Big Chain Cables. Some of the biggest, if not the big gest, chain cables In the world are those made In South Wales for certain new quadruple-screw turbine Atlantic liners. The iron bar used In making the llrcs Is three and three-quarters Inches In diameter at the smallest part. Each link Is about twenty-two and a quarter Inches long and weighs about 160 pounds. When tested for strength the breaking stress of 265.7 tons required by law, Instead ot fracturing these gigantic links, simply elongated them about one Inch. With the highest stress that the testing machine could give, about 370 tons, the links showed no signs ot cracks. Harper's Weekly. IN THE IUBLIG EYE. I".'" w. VI fat ? 17 JXs.w',"i " JKi,WJk ' S A f:4 - ' "J ALBERT SPALDING, A FAMOUS AMERICAN VIOLINIST. There must be something in sport ing blood that produces the musical temperament when the two most tal ented of young American musicians, Goraldlne Farrar and Albert Spald ing, are both the children of famous baseball players. The distinguished soprano is the daughter of Sid. C. Farrar, long a member of the Phila delphia Nationals, and the greatest of American violin virtuosos is the son of Al. G. Spalding, whose ca reer and fame are too well known for repetition here. Mr. Spalding is a violinist of tho most extraordinary technical powers. He has a beautiful sensuous tone, great warmth of conception, Joined with a comprehensive mentality which enables him to put these quali ties to the best use. Spalding has in bis artistic make up that which appeals to both lay man and professional; his warm, singing, soulful tone will always please a miscellaneous audience, while his mastery of the violin, his sterling musicianship and his exqui site taste In all things pertaining to Interpretation must win the admira tion of connoisseurs. Spalding's technique is highly developed; It Is fluent, It is reliable and clean cut. What makes Spalding's art partic ularly attractive are tho above men tioned qualities of his round, noble, ringing tone, which recalls Wil helmj's, and a temperament filled with youthful freshness. Albert Spalding was born in Chi cago in ISsS, and began his studies at an early age with Professor Chitl In Florence, where he lived in the winter, studying in the summer In his own country with the Spanish master, Professor J. Buitrago. When he was RACE SUICIDE Applicant For Position "No, mum, I don't know nothing about chil dren; up to now I've always worked In the best families, where they don't have none." Illustrated Bits. fourteen he took tho first prize ut Inc liolognn Conservatoire, and Unbilled bis studies la Paris wltii Lefort. Making a l'nH'r Aeroplane. A very interesting and instructive top aeroplane can be made as shown In the accompanying Illustrations. A sheet of paper is first folded, Fig. 1, then the corners on one end are doubled over, Fig. 2. and the wholo piece finished up and held together with a paper clip ns In FH:. 3. The paper clip to be used slieinM bo lili' if 9 A , tW nrs a Folding tho Paper the one shown in Fig. 4, writes J. H. Crawford, in Popular Mechanics, if one of these 'ilps is not ut hand, form a piece of wire In tho same shape, as It will be needed for balancing pur poses as well as for holding tho paper together. Grasp the aeroplane be tween the thumb and forefinger at the place marked A in Fig. 3, keep ing the paper as level aa possible and throwing it as you would a dart. The aeroplnne will make an easy and graceful flight In a room where no air will strike it. In 300 balloon ascensions there Is, on an average, one fatal accident. GOOD FORM. 'AMBERGRIS TREASURE. Story of a $30,000 Lump and Some thing About the Substance. The story of how a Manchester (N. H.) painter found in the St. Lawrence rlvsr a lump of yrayiah substance weighing thirty-eight pounds, and how he has discovered that the solid fatty stuff Is ambergris and Is worth 30,0(X), recalls the nearest thing to romance that ever entered Into the llveB of Gloucester and New Bedford whalers, lu the old days when Amer ican whalers dared every sea. It was like a lottery. Once In a lifctlmo you mluht chance on tho decaying body of a whale, giving off an awful smell, and Inside that whale would be a fortune enough so that you would never have to go to sea again. Charles Reade, as far aa we remem ber, is the only writer to Introduce ambergris Into fiction. In "Love Me Little, Love Me Long," David tells Miss Fountain how "the skipper stuffed their noses and ears with cot ton steeped In aromatic vinegar, and they lighted short pipes and broached the brig upon the putrescent monster and grappled to It ; and the skipper Jumped on It and drove bis spade (sharp stel) In behind the whale's side fins." It Is a matter of record that not far from the Windward Islands Yankee skipper In one of the best old whaling years did cut out of a whale ISO pounds of ambergris, which was sold for 500. Tho price quoted for many years was $6 an ounce. Ambergris Is often found floating on the sea, parliculsrlv off the coast of Brazil and of Madagas car. The Bahnmss send more than any other sjjirce to market. The stuff is a secretion of the sperm whale which dies of tho disease pro ducing the perfume matter. Chem ists find it hard to account for the fact that the smell of the dead whale is so horrible when the substance taken out Is valuable only as a source of sweet smells. Brooklyn Eagle. Lightning as a Fertilizer. Ofton on mountain seacoaBts th Ttpop-Iaden south wind Is seen cov erinr the mountain peaks with a cloudy veil. This same phenomenon can be seen atop some of our peaky spires. Now, atmospheric electricity can take these same routes and harmlessly and silently balance and mix up and neutralize the differing electric loads of earth and air. This may b all to tho good In Insuring, for miles around, safety from thun derbolts, but at the same time it may be stealing something from the farms and gardens of the vicinage, for lightning loads the air with bushels of nitrous gases which de scend with tho rain to enrich the crouad. Tin In the New York Press, THE SMART MAN. Crlmkte (a resident') Blysterre, who lives next door to me, Is the most stupid specimen of humanity I have ver seen, and yt evsry one In town peaks of blm as "the smart man." Oreenleaf (a stranger) Why Is that? Grlmkie He's the proprietor of a mustard plaster factory. Chicago News. . . WHY NOT? "Senator Wombat has Just read Luclle' for the first time. Says It Is a magnificent poem." "Enthuslastlo about it, is he?" "So much so that he wants to have H reprinted as a public document." Louisville Courier-Journal. A DKTEKMIXED W'OMAX Finally Found a Food That Cured Her. "When I first read of tho remark able effects of Grape-Nuts food, I de termined to secure some," says a woman of Salisbury, Mo. "At that time there was none kept In this town, but my husband ordered sotr. from a Chicago traveler. "I 'bad been greatly afflicted with sudden attacks of cramps, nausea, and vomiting. Tried all sorts of rem edies anl physicians, but obtained only temporary relief. As soon as I began to use tho now food the cramps disappeared and have Dover returned. "My old attacks of sick stomach were a little slower to yield, but by continuing tho food, that trouble has disappeared entirely. I am to-day perfectly well, can eat anything and everything I wish, without paying the penalty that I used to. We would not keep bouse without Grape-Nuts. "My huBband was so delighted with the benefits I received that he has been recommending Grape-Nuts to his customers and has built up a very large trade on the food. He sells tbem by the case to many of the lead ing physicians of the county, who recommend Grape-Nuts very general ly. There is soma satisfaction In us ing a really scientifically prepared food." Read the little book, "The Road to Wellvrlle," in pkgs. "There's a Reason." Ever read the above-letter? A new one appear from time to time. They are ganutae, true, and foil of human interest.