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AUGUST 26; idOi.'
purpose of hlistWg popular interest
jn the navy. England has a navy
league older than Germany's. France
has one. Bo has Italy, and Spain also,
which Is proving a tremendous force
for the rehabilitation of her naval es
tablishment. Wherever these , leagues have been
organized they ' have enormously
strengthened the naval policy of the
government, and it id hardly too much
to say that the splendid squadrons of
Germany, which "may some day force
a practical test of the naval defenses
of the United States, owe their exis
tence to the German Navy league,
which, by crystallizing German senti
ment in favor of the emperor's policy,
has given the empire a sea power
which ranks among the foremost.
What the. German Navy league has
dono the United States Navy league
can do. The elements of success are
all at hand,, and the only thing needed
is to assemble .them with skill and
judgment. That' can be done by the
process of education directed along
lines whieh hall enlist the lutefrest
of American Doys1 in the achievements,
the structure and needs of the navy.
From a Prospectus issued ' by the
How Sea Birds Get a Drink
"When I was a cabin boy said ' an
elderly sailor, "I often used to -wonder,
seeiu' birds thousands." of miles,
out to sea, what they crone for fresh
water wlieu they got thirsty.
"One day a squall ' answered that
question for me. It was a hot and glit-
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.appeared all of a sudden. Then out of
the empty space; over a' hundred sea
tbifds came -dartin'Tyoinevery' direc
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.Diamonds of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg society is brilliant,
not only by reason of the diamonds
and beauty of its women, but also ow
ing to the splendid uniforms and blaz
ing decorations of its men. The ladies
wore such diamonds as are only seen
at exhibitions or in the windows of
a fashionable jeweler. The diamonds
of St. Petersburg are famous, for not
only do -they 'frequently measure half
an inch across, but their diameter is
as frequently the same. Your repre
sentative was dazzled by a succession
of solid precious-stones whose weight
could only be reckoned in avoirdu-
The jewels'' one sees at Covent Gar
den are slim and puny baubles by com
parison. St. Petersburg seems to buy
its diamonds by the pounds, and the
Wealth "of Ormuz and of Ind" scin
tillates in the : ejirs -'and round the
slender thrQatS'Of its-fair women. St.
Petersburg Letter to London Mail.'
the oldest sword in the United States.
It was brought to this country by his
great-grandfather more than 100 years
ago, and has been handed, down in, his
family through the succeeding genera
tions. The sword bears tho date of 1629.
during the time When Christian, king
oi Denmark, was carrying on his thirty
years' war with Sweden. It bear a
picture of tho warrior monarch. On
ono side Is an inscription in German
as follows: "I am a good blade if
you use mo well." Another inscrip
tion on tho reverse side says: "Ho
who hath no love for tho beautiful,
hath no heart in his body." Kansas
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Oldest Sword J ft 'America
Dr. J. W. Peck of Amoret, Mo., has
an heirloom, in the form of a sword
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