The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, July 06, 1899, Image 6

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    C83.300 TO WIN AN
Prince Leopold Isenburg, whose
' is a flnt cousin to the emperor
Austria, borrowed 360,000 mark
A) from three German banks fur
une- express purpose of capturing an
American heiress., Anna Gould and
Fkmiice Pullman were especially
'aasaed by his creditor as the moBt de
sirable. Either of them would do. The
1 man did open negotiations with
lata George M. Pullman for the
of his daughter, and a match
salrkt have been arranged, only for the
dictatorial manner of the young sprig
af royalty. Old "Duke" Pullman show
ed him the door. Falling to capture
van a pleblen heiress, the prince re
tarn ed home.
Now , three banks are suing him.
They are the Bergische bank, the Wur
fjemberg Verelnsbank and the German
The American brides' hunt came oft
ta UN, according to program, but It
was a rank failure.
Prince Isenberc does not deny that
Be borrowed the money under the dr
eam tances and on the conditions nam
ed .but will not or cannot make resti
tution. In order to evade his creditors be n
asMKated. upon his father's death In
Aprfl, bis hereditary rights in the prin
cipality whose name he bears, allowing
aa infant nephew to succeed. As -for
II i If the Almanac de Got ha shail
kaew him hereafter only as a cadet of
a impoverished: semi-royal house, and
Ms official Income will be exempt from
pjvtes by sheriffs and other officers of
the law, namely, between $30 and $35
per month, the pay of a first lieuten
ant of Infantry In Prussia.
The Isenburgs. though right cousins
to the emperor of Austria, have been
aot only bankrupts far 12 years or
snare, but have actuenr lived off other
people's money.
In 188T the reigning Prince Carl. hus
ftasd of Marie Louise, Archduchess of
Austria and princess of Tuscany, issued
a loan of 11.600.000 at the Frankfort
Bourse, just as other potentates, big
and small, do occasionally. This loan
was taken up by so-called "small peo
ple" In South Germany, and with its
proceeds Prince Carl then and there
paid bis enormous floating indebted-
As) soon as old Isenburg had secured
the big loan be ordered Leopold to quit
fat military and go upon a tour of the
aaaata of Europe to seek a wife that
eesnblned a great name with a fortune
at equal size. Of course, the bride-elect
atast be a Catholic The axchduchess
asother made that condition. But there
are few Catholic princesses of wealth
aatatde of the reigning families and
prepaid wasn't quite big enough a man
as catch one of the latter sort. Though
ft apeat four years looking for a bride
pja was, upon bis return, as little mar
lied as en the day of his birth.
In this extremity old Isenburg and
the tsnperial and royal highness, his
Vita, resolved upon heroic measures.
They decided to pocket their pride and
fct their sob and heir marry any womaa
would bring the necessary cash
thai coffers. The sum demanded
4.0M.M0 marks down and a like
rant to be set aside for the living
aanenaes of the young couple. After
Mnee Carl's death the second million
efettare was to be merged with the
Wantkora- family fortune, while with
(he first aa immediate effort was to be
mAm to wiDe out the loan of 1887.
Thfcs plan the chief of the house of
pjeuburg submitted to bis financial
agents, and though these gentlemen,
fc had already begun to regard their
vestment with the house of Isen-
fenrg as a risk, say now that tney naa
sjsseia. faith in Prince Leopold's abilities
aa a lovetnaker; they though him suf
arjently attractive to catch some ple
fejan heiress.
Having read so much of American
women's erase for titles they calcu
lated that Yankee millionairesses
would Jump at the opportunity of mar
fyteg an archduchess' son, even if be
he a bankrupt and & pauper.
For the purpose of "dazzling Ameri
can society and securing an American
heiress in marl rage,"' the financiers.
Sis., the three banks named, advanced
the Isenburga. toward the end of the
pear 1W, 360.000 marks without secu
rity, accepting the Joint paper of Prince
Carl aa head of the house, and of Prince
iMpotd as his legal successor. In ex
ehange. Aside from the general con
tract with the principal covering the
aetata mentioned, Leopold agreed. In
a special undertaking to regard the
pMM marks as a personal loan for
wmtca he, his heirs and successors,
sjkeahfl he liable.
Te forestall suspicions of a mercen
ary sot tournee was to be styled
a educational one, and It was to be
gtrea oat that the high-minded prince
feed entered upon this trip with the
Ua& at informing himself thoroughly on
Esjirli industrial conditions and be
fiere be entered upon "the government"
sffM was to visit factories, study
farming had the management of larg
of laborer. It was aiso 10
that troon returning to
iy be would write a book on his
la the Catted States.
with all this, the main object
at Che enterprise mast always be up
jjnaoit la your salad." were the banks'
fasjiai linns "The prince Is not to go
cpasj wild ffoese chase. He will have to
assnaftftxa hja efforts aeon catching
cia at certain Aaserksaa girls whose
Csaatal aUattag we sarseti gated
t CMM si Mkw rtoreaes Fun-
; t mm m mm eosjatry Jt was
--r zrim wmsv
Pullman as the better looking. At th
beginning of September (1S4 the thre
banks learned to their eminent satis
faction that the prince was engaged
to marry Mies Pullman. The engage
ment was said to have taken place iu
Chicago, August 22. This piece of in
telligence, cabled to Germany, not only
filled the banks with extravagant hopes
of financial returns, the numerous other
creditors of Prince Carl likewise re
joiced and promised to be more lenient
with him in the future, particularly
when Leopold wrote that his prospect,
ive father-in-law had no objections to
parting with the cash, namely, $1,000,
000 down and $800,000 more "to be in
vested in a manner yet to be decided
Then, it appears from the bank"
statement. Prince Carl thought that the
time had come for him to put on airs.
"Duke" Pullman had cut down th
demands of Prince Leopold $200,000. and
it looked as If he meant to keep a
string on the $800,000 promised.
"Such presumption Is not to be toler
ated by a prince of the Holy Empire!'
declared the old bankrupt. Prince Cart.
As a consequence, young Leopold,
backed by his father, smothered Papa
Pullman's enthusiasm by springing
new and additional demands upon him.
Above all he gave htm to understand
that the apportioning of the marriag
settlement must be left entirely to tho
house of Isenburg, then that Miss Pull
man must marry under the name and
title of Countess of Marchioness, which
the pope had conferred upon the cat
builder. Thirdly, the marriage wouici
have to be a left-banded affair, of
course, and Its issue was not entitled
to the name any style of Princes and
Princesses of Isenburg.
The German creditors claim that thit
latter clause was the hair that broke
the mmel'a hark The Pullmans broke
off the negotiations, and for Leopold
"who had no personal Influence over hi
betrothed." there was nothing left tc
do but to return to Europe without a
wife and with a sadly reduced treasury.
"He has lived in the Datemal castle.
Birsteln, Hesse, since," say the banks,
SDeudlnr the rest of our 330,000 marks
and making; no further effort to Im
prove his finances by a rich marriage."
The Manufacture of Wall Paper.
While various kinds cf printed fab
rics were known to the people of most
remote antiauity. it was not till the
eighteenth century that wallpaper in
anything like its present form came
Into common use In Europe. though If
appears to have been used much carliet
in China. A few rare examples which
may be as early as the sixteenth cen
tury exist in England, but these art
Imitations, generally in "flock, of th
old Florentine and Genoese cut velvets,
and hence the style of the design in no
way shows the date of the wallpaper,
the same traditional patterns being re
produced with little or no change fot
many years. It was not till the end ol
the last centunr that the machinery t
make paper In long strips was Invent
ed. Up to that tlma wallpapers were
printed on small square pieces of hand
made paper and were very expensive
On this account wallpaper was slow in
superseding the older mural decora
tions, such as tapestry, stamped leathei
and paper cloth.
A work printed In London In 17
throws some light on the use of wall
papers at that time: "The method ct
printing wallpapers of the better sorl
is probably the same now that it hat
ever been: Wooden blocks with the de
sign cut In relief, one for each color
are aplled by hand, after being dippec
In an elastic cloth sieve charged wit!
wet tempera pigment, great care being
taken to lay each block on the right
place so that the various colors maj
reenter' or lit together. In order tc
suit the productions of the paper milli
these blocks are made in England 21
inches wide, and in France 18 inchet
wide. The length of the block Is lim
lted to what the workman can easly lift
with one hand two feet being about
the limit, as the blocks are necesarilj
thick, and in many cases made heaviei
by being inlaid with copper, especialh
the thin outlines, which. If made o!
wood, would not stand the wear ant
tear of printing.
"In 'flock' and gold or silver printing
the design is first printed In stronj
size, the flock (finely cut wood of th
required color), or metallic powder, li
then sprinkled by hand all over th it adheres only to the wet size
and Is easily shaken off the ground oi
unsized part. If the pattern is require
to stand out in some relief, the proeesi
la repeated several times, and the wholi
paper then roleld to compress the flock
Cheaper sorts of paper are printed bj
machinery, the design being cut oi
surface of wooden rollers under whlcr
the paper passes. The chief draw
back to this process Is that all the col.
org are aplled rapidly one after th
other without allowing each to dry sep
.. u done in hand printing.
somewhat blurred appearance is usuallj
the result."
The Empress and Her Stable.
The empress of Germany takes 8
vi interest In her private stables inc
i. ik. rMinv lemons of her sons. Het
majesty makes a point of having i
j.itw Am anil when the weather Is un
favorable' she taker it in the rlcimt
school. The empress always uses u
.. when her younger sens ar
having their riding lesson, and otter
she will herself show tnem now v
do what Is being taught them. At re
.. tha emoress rides a very tat
horse; on ordinary ocacslons her uouni
. hifc hnrae. and for hunting h
prefers a handsome chestnut, which U
vary quiet and a gooa jumper.
.. i. unmauiUil in her drive
7? r-perorforeiy drive.
J?r: wYIXv ht ii iiu
rtSSTmtUmgmt to the court are re
"I have had some remarkable adven
ures with big game in Africa," said a
eturned traveler, "but the experience
vhich impressed me most was a ashing
Tip. I had an old college mate on one
if the rivers branching from the Niger
ind hearing that I was in the country
le sent some of his people for me. A
eek later I was in his plantation in
:he ery heart of the game region. One
vening my old friend said to me:
" 'John, the larder is pretty low. How
would you like a day's fishing?"
" 'Nothing better," I replied. 'It's a
ong time since I've whipped a stream
with a rod."
" 'Oh, said my friend, 'we don't use
-ixl i here, especially at this time of the
rear. There are tools.' and he
pointed to a number of natives armed
with picks snd shovels.
"I said nothing, as I supposed it was
l Joke, and Joined the procession that
wound away through the woods. Fi
nally we came to an open country, eov
jred here and there with low brush,
ind the men halted on the edge of a
peculiar and Irregular saucer like de
pression about 100 yards across. It
ooked like the dry bed of a lake, and
uch It was, an odd place to go fishing,
but It was the place selected by my
!iiend, and presently the men were
lard at work with pick and shovel.
"The earth was baked very dry, and
the dust flew In clouds. Finally one of
the men gave a shout and threw some
thing out that he had struck about two
eet down. It looked like a brick with
the edges worn off. I broke the brlck
like object Into pieces, when out rolled
i fish almost a foot long, alive and
opening- its gills as though It had been
awakened from a ten years' sleep. The
ish had been packed away In a case
is deftly as though made by some
(killed worker. The Inside was as
smooth as glass and the color of ma
hogany, and so far as I could see, air
tight; in this the fish had been her
metically sealed.
"The men were now tossing out fish
;very few minutes. Some of the cases
broke as they fell and the fishes soon
lied in the hot sun, but in most cases
they were kept Intact and piled in
i heap until twenty or more had been
found. They lay at a depth of from
one to two ana a nan im, aim
not accidental. The fish at the ap
proach of the dry season left the sur
face and wriggled Its way down
through the mud, then, by the aid of
the mucus on Its scales, formed a
jmooth, hard case. In which it lay until
the rain came again.
These dy lakes I learned had been
the cause of reputed miracles. People
bad been camping In them possibly
when the first rain came, and where an
sour or two before the earth was baked
to a brick-like consistence, was now
a small pond alive with fish. The mo
ment the water penetrated to them the
Kill melted away and the fishes worked
their way up through the soft mud.
WTnen the natives had dug enough fish
we returned to camp, where they were
oiled up like cordwood. When one
was required for the table the cook
?lmply put the case In water, as he
would a potato, soaked out the fish,
ind there it was, ailve and ready for
he broiler. The fish was a long eel-
haped creature with a head line a
make and four fins placed ' as though
:hey were legs. It was very good to
he taste despite the fact that It was
preserved fish.
In India I saw another remarkable
fish hunt. One day we were walking
through the Jungle when we came upon
t crowd of native men, women and
children, provided with baskets of va
rious kinds. They were walking rap
Idly and in reply to a question one of
the men said that there was a great
run of fish near a little branch of the
Boolu river not a mile away, and they
were going for the fishing.
"We followed the shouting, laugh
ng crowd, who soon turned Into the
bush and Anally came to what was dur-
jig the rainy season a fairly well filled
stream, but now rapidly running dry.
rhey kept down the bank until the wa
;er grew deeper, all peering carefully
it the muddy banks as though watch
jig for something. Suddenly s small
ooy uttered a shout and dashed Into
the bush, the others following.
"On examining the soft mud I could
listlnctly see a singular maze of marks,
is though something had been dragged
ilong. The shouts of the natives grew
louder and louder, like the baying of
hounds on a fresh trail, and when we
jvertook them they were picking up
little perch-like fishes from among the
lry leaves of the forest as you would
fruit or nuts. The ground was covered
with them, all moving apparently In
ne direction by a wriggling motion,
ind their sharp fins. In a word they
were migrating overland Just as a bird
would, using their fins as feet or legs
ind making remarkable time for fish.
timed several and found that they
;ould move a foot in two minutes, not
rery rapid time, It must be confessed,
out still fast for a fish. We passed on
jo where the procession was entering
:he stream, where they at once swam
iway, entirely unaffected by their walk
icross. country.
"How fishes can live on dry land was
'or' a long time a mystery. At first
t was believed that they carried about
slth them a supply of water which
hey used as occasion required. Boms
if the fishes had cavHIes In their gills
hat were supposed to be water reser
roirt upon which they draw In their
migrations, hut It Is now known that
bey breathe air entirely and are as
ruly amphibious as a frog. The Afrl
an and fouth American lung fishes
fuund underground at time breathe
when out of water by tha air bladder,
which now acts as a lung, Its surface
being covered with blood vessels wbl&
take up the oxygen. When the fish
return to the water the gills become
the lungs a remarkable provision of
nature." New York Sun.
Terrible African Insect.
We were plowing against the current
In the Mozambique channel on a
steamer. Every mile brought us nearer
the eouator. and. In spite of a fair
breeze, ths motley complement of pas
sengers fairly gasped for breath.
Capt. Haan. my traveling companion
and I stood leaning over a temporary
railing, which had been erected amid
ships on the port side to divide the
second-class from the third-class deck
room. The tetter was occupied by sOO
Mahometans traveling from Cape Town
to Mecca.
All day the Moslems were either pre
paring their dally repast of maalles,
attempting to get some sleep with their
robes drawn over their eyes, or listen
Ing to a priest who used the fo'casle
deck for a pulpit.
We had JuBt completed the purchase
of two pair of sandals from a Muessin
on board, and declared our Intention of
wearing them, when we landed at Be-
Ira, In Mozamlque.
"Don't dare to," continued the skip
per, who had been in the East African
trade twenty years. "For goodness
sake, have you never heard of the ma
tachio? Well, I'll tell you about It."
But the captain never did. The low,
black coast of Mozambique was sighted
at that moment .and the best of navi
gation had to be used In entering the
shallow bay. Into which empties the
Pungwee river st Beira. So the skip
per hurried to the bridge and left us
wondering what the malachlo could
We found out later on, and so did
others, some to their horror. In fact,
the mactahhlo got chummy with the
Immediately upon their
Not even the huge scorpions and
deadly spiders which Infest East Africa
along the Mozambique coast are dread
ed so much aa this Insect, which re
sembles, in some ways, the American
The matachino, however, is a much
more serious proposition. It lives In
the sand and is so small that it is diffi
cult to see with the naked eye. In a
twinkling it fastenB to one's foot, bores
beneath the skin and hides Itself.
There is an Itching feeling, but with
the other sensations of this sort in a
hot climate one Is likely to overlook
the matachino bite. In thirty-six hours
this insect has deposited eggs, which
hatch almost immediately. Tou then
have several hundred matachlnos In
your ankle or foot, and you are in a
"Jolly bad way," as the English resi
dent will calmly tell you.
The streets of Belra are of sand. Into
which your foot sinks up to the ankle.
Though four big steamship lines do
business there, not a horse or ox can
bt seen. Neither would be of service
In such roads. All traffic Is done with
little trucks run on narrow gauge
tracks and pushed by native Africans
Every one, therefore, must wade
through the sand, fine ladles with pret
ty hose and Parisian boots. Just as well
ai a naked Zulu, whose feet are often
nc callous as to faze the most viclout
The matachino Is not to "be trifled
wth, and you soon learn to squat down
dwn in the sand and look at your foot,
hen there is a suspicious biting sen
sttion. Those who have strong nerves
cirry a sharp knife and cut out the In
ert themselves. The Afrcana do this,
aid it is not an uncommon sight to see
a boy drop a load of lumber, sit down
aid perform a surgical operation and
cintlnue his labor.
As far as I could learn, the mata
ellno is indigenous only to Northern
Mozambique, for In Delago hay they
dfl not seem to be troubled with It.
Philadelphia Inquirer.
Sulphur Flies.
An extraordinary Innect Is described
b; a correspondent of the Scientific
Anerican under the above title. The
nime was coined by the employes of
th Mountain Copper company, Llmlt
et because of the remarkable habits
o the fly. The company, whose f ur
nices are about six miles west of Red
dhg. Colo., mine and roast between tea
aid twelve hundred tons of nre a day.
Jtn and copper sulphides are the main
cristltuents of the ore, and the sul
pjur is forced to part from the metals
b( means of heat. To accomplish this,
tc ore Is brought from the mines and
pjed In great heaps upon sufficient
od to kindle It. The huge heaps
aproxlmatety two hundred feet long,
forteen feet wide and six feet high
Ifclted burn for about thirty days.
jVhen the roasting process 1 well
Wder way clouds of sulphurous fumes
rie from the heaps, rendering resplra
ttn Impossible In their Immediate vl
cllty. Then may be seen, daring In
atl out of the suffocating vapors, pe
cfiar gray flies, about the size of a
hrse fly, that apparently live and
tyed In the smoking ore. They seem
U thrive in the 'densest fumes, the
lerer portion of the heaps fairly
alarming with them. At night the
wrkmen are compelled to cover their
ftes with netting and their hands with
gives, to resist their attacks, for their
bies are very poisonous. The files
wre unknown until the smelting oper
aVms began, some years ago-
hie sensation of taste produced by
electric current passing through
tt tongue Is found by Zeynek, a Oer
nin electrician, to depend on voltage.
Sdden changes of current and voltage
piduced changes of taste sensation,
eimlng to prove that the phenomenon
ok-lectric lasts U tn, electrolytic one.
Among the occupants of a crowded
Third avenue elevated train going up-
:own yesterday afternoon were two men
in one of the cross seats In the forward
car. One was reading a paper and the
other was looking out of the window
From all appearances they were stran
gers to each other. Finally the man
who was reading the paper turned to
the other, and In tones loud enough to
be heard all over the car, said:
"Well, I see Jeffries won the
"Aw, did? H'lm very glad."
"He's a pretty good man, I guess.
Don't you think so?"
"HI don't 'appen to know Mm."
"Don't you know him? Why, I mean
Jeffries, who won the fight the other
"Hi repeat, sir, HI never 'eard of Mm."
"I mean Jeffries, who whipped Fits,
"Oo's 'e? FHz? Fits? Fltz? Hi never
eard of Mm before."
The crowd on the car was tittering
by this time, but they roared when the
man who had never heard of Jeffries or
Fttzaimmons asked:
"Oo are these fellows, Jeffries and
"Why, the best fighters in the world
nappily retorted the man with the
"Hit's strange Hi never 'eard of
them. Tell me, can helther of them
whip the Hengllsh ehamplon, 'Cholly
Mitchell, or the big chap, Jemmle
"Oh, no," answered the other man
with a look of supreme disgust on hlf
'ace, "you're away off. I'm not talking
if dead ones. But tell me, how long
have you been here?"
"HI Just arrived last Wednesday.1
"Here, read up a bit," said the other
man, thrusting the paper Into the Eng
Ishman's hands. "Read that fight story
uid try and forget about 'Cholly' Mitch-
ill and Jemmle Smith." New York Sun
Across the street from the court
aouse there lives a parrot In the days
t Its youth It accidentally overheard a
nan using language which would not
took well In print, says the Topeka
State Capital. The language has clung
'jo the parrot ever since, and despite
Ihe owner's efforts the parrot has be
come very proficient In the use of pro
fanity. Jt can swear almost as well at
l politician. It might be termed an ex
pert. It certainly is a professional.
A few days ago an interesting cast
as on trial in the district court Thf
room was very warm, and all the win
lows were open. A gentle breeze waft-
id in from the south, bearing in thi
lounds from the street below.
An especially Interesting place In th
stlmony had been reached and th
urt room was very stilt. Every oni
was listening intently to the witness.
rhe witness made a statement, and
"You're a blankety-blank liar," said
l small, still voice.
The witness wriggled. Judge Hazen
r la need around to see where the sound
;ame from, and Bailiff John Coyne tap-'
ed with his lead pencil and scowled
iround the room to quell the disturb
in ce.
The witness began again.
"Shut up, you horse
hlef," said the voice again.
Judge Hazen frowned. Some dlsre-
ipectful persons near the window tit-
'.ered. Bailiff Coyne edged over in that
ilrectlon and stood by the window.
Get out, you," suggested the
The bailiff saw the bird and shook
klr fist at It
! J ! !! " remarked
the parrot again.
ThJs was too much for the bailiff. He
pulled the window down to shut out tht
profane sounds and went ort. In a fe
minutes he came back and said:
I'll bet that blamed parrot don't
iwear at this court any more. 1 ve got
muzzle on 'lm."
One of the veteran sea dogs of the
navy who has been on the retired lis;
for a generation, tells a characterlBtli
anecdote of Admiral Schley, when tin
latter was a madshlpmun and assigned
is executive officer to a little gunlxiat
called the Owasro In Admiral 1'orter't
gulf squadron. Ills commanding office!
was a volunteer for the war, notorioui
for incompetency and intemperance,
which was exceedingly irritating to an
ambitious young fellow like H hl-y,whi
had Just escaped from the discipline of
the naval academy, and had an exalted
opinion of the dignity and honor of tht-
nervlce. The Owasco was stationed off
Mobile and was one of a small squadron
of which Captain James Alden of tht
Richmond was senior officer. One day a
puartermaeler of the Richmond report
ed to Captain Alden that the captain'
gig of the Owasco was approaching, the
captain's pennant flying. Supioslng hie
visitor to be the captain of the Owasco,
Alden put on his unlfmm coat, the side
boys were ordered snd the boatswain'
mate made ready for his three pipes at
the gangway. When the Owasco's gig
came alongside, the man who sprang up
the ladder was Midshipman Schley.
"I expected to see the captain of tht
Owasco," said Alden, with slight sar
casm, "I am commander of the Owasco, sir,'
aid Schley.
"Since when?" asked Alden.
"An hour ago, air," said Schley.
"Where Is Captain T"
"Locked up In the cabin sir, drunk?'
. "Who locked him In?" asked Alden.
"I did. I first put him under arrest
and then ehlt hltn tip (P b( caWn. Then
I took command of lbs ship, and here I
am for orders."
Alden was fond of a Joke, and was al
first disposed to laugh at the young
man's summary action, but he said:
"Well, the first order I'll give you Is
for you to lower that pennant In the
gig. go back to your ship, sir, unlock
that cabin door and restore Captain
to duty. Then report to me in writ
ing If the captain's Illness still Incapaci
tates him and 1 will know what to do."
Here Is a yarn that has been picked
up by the Society for Psychical Re
sesreh. Dr. R. W. Felkln. who bsd ac
companied Emln Pasha on a tour
through Uganda and adjacent terlrtory.
is responsible for It He says that some
time last year his party had got back
to Lado, about LOO miles south of
Khartoum, and that he had been with
out letters from Europe for a year.
Naturally he was Impatient for tid
ings. In that part of Africa he had
often come across wizards who pre
tended to trsurforro themseles Into
lions or other animals at night and to
trael Immense distances In this guise.
They slso asesrt that they acquire In
formation at such times about stolen
cattle and other lost property. Dr.
Felkln says that, although he has no
explanation to offer In regard to these
alleged fet.he had a chance to verify
one of their stories.
One morning after his trial at Lado
man came to his tent, evidently in
great excitement, and said that the
local wizard, or "m'logo, had been
-oamlng about the country the night
before In the form of a jackal. During
his rambles the "m'logo" had visited
Vfeschera-el-Rek, fully 560 miles away.
between Lado and Khartoum. The wis.
xrd declared that two steamers had
lust arrived at this point and had
brought malls. He also described min
utely Hhe appearance of an English
ifficer accompanying the boats.
Dr. Felkln ridiculed the story. But
Emln Pasha took the thing more seri
ously. He directed that the wizard be
brought before him and questioned the
"Where did you go last night?"
"I was at Meschera-cl-Rek."
"What were you doing there?"
"I went to see some friends."
"What did you see?"
"I saw two steamers arriving from
'Oh, this Is nonsense. You could not
possibly have been at Meschera-eW
'I was there," the wizard replied
emphatically. "And with the steamers
was an Englishman, a short man wttb
a big beard."
"Well, what was his mission?"
"He says that the great pasha at
Khartoum had sent him and he has
some papers for you. He Is starting
verland tomorrow, bringing the papers
vlth him. and he will be here abouf
thirty days from now."
Dr. Felkln says that thlfty-two days
later the Englishman did arrive at
Lado. and that he brought letters for
he party. The newcomer was Lupton
Bey. Of the wizard Dr. Felkln says
that he Is satisfied that the man was
never outside his native village In his
This curious Idea of using wheat as a
Iress trlmlmng was Introduced to smart
nociety by no less a personage than
the beautlf-il Mrs. John Jacob Astor.
When Mrs. Astor was abroad In the
pring she spent much time with the
most celebrated couturieres of Paris
planning a great number of wonderful
gowns for the coming Newport sr-UBon.
They are all marvelous gowns and cot
thousands of good American dollars.
Her wheat ball costume Is perhaps the
most curious of them all. It Is a Worth
creation, and ise as artistic as It Is
novel. The dress ltsHf Is of faint corn
color embroidered chiffon and silky net
he same shade. In effect the gown Is
t prlnci-ps robe. The decollete bodice
s outlined with wheat mingled with ex.
TUlslte velvet autumn leaves in rich
hades of deep yellow and rfddlish
brown. Juttt below the shoulder the
wheat Is misled about the arm, form
ing a Substitute for the leeve. Wheat
ind autumn haves al trim the front
it the g'jwn a little toward the left,
"overlng the opening. So skillfully Is
ihe wheat used that It s'-em almoMt to
be growing upon the gauzy chiffon.
The effect Is btalulful, and each sheaf
f wheat Is absolutely true to nature.
The lower part of this remarkable
;nwn is made of a series of graduated
fluunces of fine silk net The net Is tho
ame shade of yellow as the chiffon,
ind each flounce Is headed with a nar
:ow band of gold passementerie. Tha
train Is entirely of these transparent
floumes. The foundation of the cos
tume Is soft liberty silk, matching the .
ulK-at exactly In color. When Mrs.
Astor appears In this Imported gown
she will wear In her dark hair a small
cluster of wheat In place of the con
ventional aigrette or gold ornaments.
Wheat Is also seen woven with silk
to form a passementerie. Some of the
most effective of the imported black
silk grenadine gowns are trimmed with
bands of of wheat passementerie. The
wheat looks as If tt were appllqued to a
band of woven silk. The new phos
phorescent blue,' an artistic leaf green
used for the silk foundation of the
and Indian pink are the shades most
passementerie. Miss Prism Don't let your dog bit
me, little boy.
Hoy He won't bite, ma'am.
Mies Prism But be is showing hll
Boy (with prlde)-CerUlnly he la,
ma'am i and if you had good teeth as he
has you'd show 'am, toaColoaa