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...HEAVEN LTOi EARTH.
DUKE AND DUCHL' S CARL
THEODOR OF BAVARIA.
Tlmjr Va ThHi l.ltr lining r.no.l for
OIIipia UtlV.t. r,j p i.r jnir
That Will Htiltih In tliK W.irlil'. lll
orj. HE third of six
beautiful nnd tal
ontcil sisters, the
pophu of Hrngnn7a.
becamo the heennil
wife of tho cele
brated Itoynl ocu
list, Duko Carl
Theodor of Havuii.i,
on April 29, 1ST I.
The Princess In
very early jears showed herself to bo
nioro gifted titan children ordiuurlly
are, and her sweetness of disposition
lemlercd her the favorite of tho family.
At an early age alio showed great dis
crimination of character, anil had very
htrong likes and dislikes, though she
did not allow the latter fooling to be
often discovered, tier great charactci
istle was fervent gratitude to till thoo
who wrc-kind to hn and any lltllo
kindness or sympathetic word wns
thoroughly appreciated by tho Princes,
fven when she wns quite u child, and
thin charming trait she htlll possesses.
The first wife of Duke Carl Theodor,
the Princess Sophie of Saxony, died on
March a, 1SC7, leaving him one daugh
ter, the Princess Amalic, who married
DUCHESS CAUL THEODOR.
tho Duko of Urach on July 4, 1S92.
was not until seven years after his first
wife's death that the Duko made his
Hccond choice, a choice that has ren
dered his homo life ideally happy. It
waa on April 29. 1874. that ho mnrrled
the Princess Mnrla Josophn of Bru
ganza, who was then only seventeen
j ears of age, and one of tho most beau
tiful and talented princesses In Europe
Tho Duke, who Is eighteen years her
senior, is tho brother of tho Empress of
and tho head of the ducal
Bavaria, Ills elder brother hav-
resigned his rights in order to make
a morganatic marriage.
No marriedlifo could be moro simple
or happy thar that led by the Duke und
DuchOHs CartTheodor, surrounded by
their five children, thtco (laughters and
two sons the Princess Sophie, born in
187G; tho PrmCess Elizabeth, 187G; tho
Princess Marie, 1S7S; Prlnco Ludwig
Wllholm, In 1884, and Prince Franz
Joseph, tho godson of tho Emperor of
Austria, on March 23, 188$.
Tho Duko and Duchess lead n very
busy, useful Jife, for tho Duko has no
less than three eye hospitals under his
charge, which"' ho lias hinihelf founded,
tho principal and favorite of which is
at the Royal', Schloss, at Tegcrnsec, in
Uavarln, of which we glvo views. The
others are at Munich and Merau, at all
of which places ho spends n part of tho
year with his family. His Royal High
ness per forma. the operations very early
In tho mornlrjg (Iri summer at 6:30), and
ho Is almost always assisted by tho
Duchess, who1 take the greatest inter
est in her husband's work, and who Is
herself a very skilful trained nurne.
He als sees all patients early In thn
morning, and, as may bo Imagined, tho
poor look upon him alinoM, with wor
ship, and have an equal adoration for
ROYAL SCHLOSS AT TEGERNSEE.
tho beautiful Duchess, who soothes
thorn in their sufferings with the
gentlest and kindest of touch and
words, so that they speak and think cf
her as nn nngel of light and healing.
Tho hospital at Tegeruseo, which Is
In the old Royal Schloss, now tho prop
erty of the Duko, can accommodate
sixty patients, each ward containing
from four to six beds. No fees are
taken at any of the three hospitals, but
there aro boxes In which richer patients
aro expected to placo n contribution,
the money being devoted to the tjesorv
Ing poor or tho place. Duko Oarl
Theodor Is ths only royal oculist wlfo
exists, and when he first announced
, his Intention of studying medicine. In
order that ho might spend tils lfo and
talents In the sorvlce of tho sick and
suffering, every ojio declared that It
w,is an unheard of thing for a prlnca
of royal blood to adopt any profession
but that of arms.
Tho Duko, however, was wiser than
his generation, end prefeircd to hear,
TL --V' -' I i 1
the sick rnther than to inflict wound,
and his namo will live longer nmi be
more loved by generations to como
than that of nny soldier, however brave
and noble his life may hnvo been. Tho
Duke eoiild nowhere have found a
nobler and more unselfish wlfo than
tho Duchess, for she enters heart and
soul Into his philanthropic work, and
so thoroughly understands tho great na
ture of her husband.
It often happens that n clever woman
Is domineering and unnnilnble, but this
Is not the cate with her, for sho has
the sweetest and most unselfish nature,
and Is always thoughtful and (consid
erate to hor attendants, who are one
and all devoted to hor. Her tncl in deal
ing both with high ami low Is unfail
ing, and she is ns great a favorita with
all the relations of her husband na with
her own family.
Tho Duchess has many Interests In
life, and ono of hor chief hobbles Is en
gineering. She tithes an Immense Inter
est in machinery of all descriptions,
and, what Is very rate In a woman,
thoroughly understands the Mtbjcct. In
nppearanco sho Is ory queenly, with a
perfectly beautiful face, nud lovely
eyes, full of expression, the greatness
of her soul showing plainly when sho
speaks, but perhaps her groatejt
charms are her womanliness and the
tenderness that she shows to the poor
patients when the Is assisting her hus
band In a painful and dlfllcult opera
tion. She Is a most tender mother to her
own children, nml was an affectionate
and devoted stepmother to the Princess
Amnlle. who was Ju.st uluu years old
at tho llmo of her father's second mar
riage, and who hns now two little
daughters of her own, born on June 22.
189.'!, nnd in September. 1891. The two
sons of tho Duchess were born a long
tlmo after her three daughters, anil
their births were naturally tho source
of great Joy to their parents. 'I he elder,
Prince Ludwig Wllhclm, Is six years
youuger than tils joungest sister, while
the oungost is ton years younger, being
only se-on years of age. The Duko anil
Duchess had quite given up all hopej of
having ti son when the elder Prince
was born, followed four yenivs Liter by
his younger brother's birth.
Schlo:s Tegeruseo Is beautifully sit-
uatcd on tho lake of Tegorii3oe, almost
on the edge of tho water. Tegemsee
is a very ancient town, founded by two
brothors, Count Ottokar and Count
Adalbert, In tho year 740. It is now a
very pretty, quiet place, greatly fre
quented by tho inhabitants of Munich,
who come thero on account of tho puro
ness of the air and tho beauty of the
Tho ancient Schlos3, which was for
merly a monastery, bocame a private
residence In the year 1803, and In 1817
been o tho proporty of King Maximil
ian 1. of Havarla. The King made it his
summer realdcnco, and generally spent
sovoral months thero every yoar. Now
It Is tho property of Duko Carl Theodor,
who has put It to a noble use, and has
mudo Tegernsee tho center of chnrltablo
work among the poor.
Tho Schloss Is n largo building, with
a beautiful shaded walk between it nnd
tho lake, tho church standing almost
in the courtyard behind, nud with a
background of wooded hills. It is a
comfortable house, with numerous
beautiful old-fashioned rooms, which
have been rendered very homelike nnd
pretty by tho Duchc&a and her daugh
ters. Tho hospital is situated in one wing
of tho Schlos3, as tho Duko finds it most
convenient to hnve his patients under
his own roof. No royal duke and duch
ess In all Europe lead such truly un
selfish liven as the Duko and Duchess
Carl Theodor of Havarla, and If only hi?
example will bo followed by those who
aro tnlented among the loyal and noblo
families of Germany, only good would
come to the Fatherland.
A discourse on southern hospitality
would bo upon an 'old text; but as
most old texts aro tho especially good
onc3, It would bo a pity qulto to drop
them. It has been predicted that with
tho abolition of slavery and the con
sequent difficulty of securing house
hold assistance, thero will bo a decline
of the .old famed hospitality; that it
will not outlive this generation. Were
the heartiness of thin vlrtuo confined
to eating. drinking nnd housing, we
might fear thrtt with Increased house
hold labor might bo decreased cordial
ity of entertainment, but thero Is a fur
ther manifestation than tho mero at
tention to appotite. It's tho being wel
come towUat they have, rather the at
tention to what they have, which es-,
peclally marks tho warmth of southern''
manner; wo hopo It Is long that wo
shall know and remomber this beauti
ful virtue. -Womankind.
She "That was very protty for Mr.
Iselin to kiss his bitter half after tho
vuce." He "Yes, it was protty; but re
momber it was tho other Haff who won
the raco." Yonkcra Statesman,
A Jltivll-Carrler lint . ttnthrr Hard Ks
lirrlentx With h It id Indian.
In July, 1S92, Peter Schneider, who t
now a policeman In Clnclnmitl.tnct with
an adventure which he will not soon
forgot. The Second United States cav
alry, to which ho then bolonged, were
In enmp at tho big bend of Milk river.
Schneider had bcftti detailed mail car
rlor between the camp and Port Asslnl
bone. On the way coming ho met an
Indian at Clear Creek. They
oxchanged tho courtesies of the day.
,nnil the ledskln, with treachery In his
heart, offered the soldier the pipe of
peace. They smoked In silence on the
roadway for a short time. Tho Indian
asked for a chew of tobacco. Schneider
alwas carried a half pound plug, and
pulled It out of his pockot. The Indian
took hip knlfo and cut off a small piece
from the comer, returning U Schnei
der, not the largo plug, but tho small
piece which he had taken. The soldier
wouldn't hnvo It that way, and com
pelled him to make tho exchange. They
wote still 'on apparently friendly
terms, however, and thero was nt occa
sion for any exchange of hostilities.
Schneider asked the Indian for a nearer
trail to tho fort than the one he had
been traveling, and the Indian with
whom he hnd smoked the pipe of peace
allowed him the way. They separated,
and when Schneider had gone about
fifty yards something Impelled him to
look about him. lie saw tho Indian In
the act of drawing a bead on blm.
Schneider protected himself by dodging
behind tho horse, slung his weapon
fioin his shoulder and returned the
flro of the savage. The latter lied, but
turHod twice to lire.
Schneider also shot nt him, and sud
denly the Indian nnd his horse disap
peared from sight as though tho earth
had swallowed them. Schneider fol
lowed, and stood horrified at tho brink
of a precipice over 200 feet In depth.
At the bottom lay tho Indian and his
pony, both dead. The treacherous sav
age, In his hurried attack, had forgotti-u
about the cliff, and In his flight went to
destruction. Schneider took his saddle
and gun and reported tho matter to his
superior officers. He has tho saddle
to-day, ono 6f tho trophies of his so
journ among "the oneryest dogs ou
God's green footstool."
'hi Sinn NVpr ?eir Il,t.
Clinton Miller, or Ilrndford, Pa., n
florist gaulencr anil quite nn Intelligent
man, tay.s the Iluffalo Express, has a
strange hobby. He does not nnd will
not wear a hat. Not since a boy has
Miller worn any head-covering other
than a bbort, thick-growth of natural
In the summer, with the hot sun
pouring down upon his uncovered head,
Miller may bo seen walking around the
town or nt his work, with tho utmost
serenity of manner, as If ho never
minded It a little bit. In the winter
It 13 the samo. The mercury may do
sceud clear to the bulb In tho ther
mometer, tho winds may blow and the
snow may fly, but Miller never minds
it and stalk.s about hnre-ucadod nnd
without an overcoat. Tho rain doesn't
feazo him, either. Nothlug bothers this
man with the hobby, :rs far as the ele
ments arc concerned.
Miller attended tho Now York otato
fair last year, and was an object of
great Interest. It was very hot during
tho days on which the fair was held,
and tho sweltering crowds tried to keep
cool with broad-brimmed hats, para
sols, umbrellas, etc., nnd Miller, with
his bare head, seemed to be the only
person on tho grounds who did not
suffer fro.-n tho heat. IIo gives as his
reason for not wearing a hat that na
ture provided us with a head-covering,
and ho says that It la foolish for a per
son to wear a hat or any other arti
"You Bay you don't scp how I can
stand It? Look at the North Ameri
can Indian. How does he stand it, or
how did he stand it before tho ontranco
of civilization, which resulted in some
of them adopting hats? Sco the na
tives of far-off Africa nnd other fnr-off
countries, who do not wear hats. Why.
you can even sec the foolishness of
wearing a big, heavy, cumbersomo hnt
by looking at women on the streets with
bonnets as big as a silver half-dime.
They don't need nny hat. Another
reason I do not wear n hat is that It
produces baldness. If tho pooplo of the
civilized woria never woro huts thero
would nover be such a thing as a bald
head, uiiless brought on by disease. I
wouldn't wear a hat, and should bo
glud to see every other man abandon
Its use. It might bo hard at first, but
they would get used to It soon, and
wosld bo pleased with tho tcsult.
It Is a man's naturo to hate
whom ho has offended. Tacitus.
Opinion Is q medium betwecu knowl
edge ond Ignorance. Plato.
Reauty, devoid of grace, is a mere
hook without the bait. Talloyrand.
Romanco has been elegantly defined
an tho offspring of fiction and love.
JuJt as ynu are pleased at 'finding
faults, you ar displeased at finding per?
I snail leave tho world without regret,
for It hardly contains a sluglo good lis
Women cherish fashion because' It re
juvenates them, or at ' least i;enowd
them.- Mmo. do Prolzoux.
.wnp partakes in anotuers joys is a
moro nuniane cnaractcr man no wno
partakes In his griefs. Lavater,
It Is easior to bolievo in someone
than In something, because tho heart
reasons more than thn mind, Euneco.
Lovo In Franco la a comedy, la En
gland a tragedy, In Italy an opera, and
In Germany a melodrama. Lady Bloas
inston. i ,
(A MODERN BUjNYAN.
(J. N. Rrvln, In Ram's Horn.)
DREAMED: ami be
hold I saw n man
clothed with rags
HtnuiHng In a ccr
tnln place, with his
face from his own
kouao, a book In his
hnnd, nud a grcnt
burden upon his
back, I looked, and
saw him open tho
book, and read
therein: and as ho read he wept and
trembled; and not being abto longer to
contain, he broko nut with n Innicnt
nblo cry, fcnylng. "What shall I do?"
And while he was standing In his
plight there came to him a man named
Evangelist and talked with him and
gave him a parchment roll wherein
was written tho way of life from this
world to that which Is to nie. Then
the man look the roll unit began to
lead In It, and ns he read tho way
H'cmcd plain befme him and a voho
said. "This Is the way, walk u In It."
Now, whllo ho was still leading
therein there c.uno b a man with a
huge book under his arm, Itul the
man who was reading was o Intent
upon what ho vvn.s rending that ho did
not see lilm. Then the visitor laid his
hand on the toll In the man's hand
and fnlil. "What te.ulest thou?" And
the man said, "I urn leading a roll
which Evungellht gave me to show me
the way from Iho City of Destruction
to tho Celestial City. For you must
know unleyrt I escape. 1 shall perish
with thl city." "This Is an eiollent
book," lepllcd the man. "and I have
given a gieat deal of time to Ita study.
1 am able to tell joii puny things
which Evangelist has never dlsiovcved
ami to tunko it plainer to ou than any
ono else can. That loll Is, In tho main,
u reliable guide, hut I would advise
ou to tcad a book of mini! on tho ex
planation of the toll and tho 'roll cor
rected.'" Then tho hpeaker gave the
man with the roll a card whereon his
name was wiltlen and dhiappeared. And
tho name written was "Higher Critic."
And I saw, and behold, thero camo
another man to that placo tho man
was still reading tho roll. And ho
stoppod and spuko with him and asked
why he read .so earnestly and why his
face was "so scrloiib and troubled. And
ho replied thnt he wns trying to learn
the way to escape from Destruction. "I
am so glad, thou, that I have found
you," said this man. "My unmo In Mr.
Modern Thought, and I am sotting
light such people as you. I perceive
that Evangelist has found you nnd that
ho has puzzled you with tho roll which
von have. That roll Is all right, but
Evangelist Is narrow In his views nnd
several centuries behind the times. Ho
shows you tho uarrow way by tho lit
tlo Wlcltot Gate and over the Hill Dlffl
"culty and through tho Volley of Hu
miliation which pilgrims' used to go.
That way is largely abandoned nnd wo
now find an easier road. Wo aro novcr
for thero Is nl ways a gay com
pany with us to cheer tho tlmo, and wo
hnvo no longer tho sad faces pilgrims
tihed to have. I havo a company closo
here which Is on tholr way and which
I um guiding. If you will put that roll
In your pocket nud go along with mo 1
will guide you without nny further fear
on your part. Wo will follow tho roll,
but I will read and explain portions of
it to you every hoven days und relieve
you of the vexation of reading It for
yourself. And then I will glvo you that
explanation which wo accept and which
makes our Journey so happy. If you
have over read tho nccouut which John
Buuynn gives of the Journey of tho
Christian fiom this world to that
which Is to como you havo found that
ho went thrqugh much tribulation, but
I can show you another way." Then I
saw that the man persuaded him to go
and he guvo to him tho namo of Pil
grim and addod him to his company.
Then I saw that Mr. Modorn Thought
went on his way with his company.
And as they went they laughed and
sang and cheered each other by tho
way. Pilgrim kept the roll in his
pocket and rarely touched It. On
every seventh day Mr. Modern Thought
would talk to them for halt nn hour
about some thcrao pertaining to that
roll and would toll them how sadly
tho atom mqn of the post hod tried to
force all pilgrims through a narrow
and dlfllcult path with lions In tho way
and hoWjfortunnto they wero iu that
thoy wero not beset by nny of thoBe
old views. The spirit of tho modprn
times does not follow those ojd paths.
I'M J ' " fe--" is
WITH HIS FACE FROM HIS OWN HOUSE.
And then for tno rest of those nays
which thoy raited sactcd days they
found dollght In social companies or
In reading papers each of which con
tained a sermon that no ono over read.
Now, I saw that as thoy went on their
way, they enmo to a place whore a nar
row way went up a stoop hill to the
road thnt Christ inn went of whom wo
have heard from ltiiuynu. And at the
placo where this way left tho road that
Pilgrim wns going (hero was a house
where Evangelist was trying to gather
In tlioso who wcro with Pilgrim nnd
explain to thorn tho roll so that they
might go on tho King's Highway to the
Celestial city. And I heard Mr. Modem
Thought scnk with his company and
tell litem that while Evangelist might
Imagine ho was doing good It wcro hot
ter to go on their easy way than to full
In with the fanatics who were trying to
climb that hard hill und leave behind
them nil tho delights thoy might enjoy.
Then I saw thnt they piibsud by without
stopping In hear what words Evangel
ist might speak to them, And so they
escnped any pricks of conscience.
And I saw after this that they came
to a pluco where tho atmosphcro from
the Valley of Humllltitlou begun to
blow chill upon them. And thrlr
hearts began to sink und goblins be
gan to appear .o them. Hut "Mr. Mod
ern Thought belonged to a company
who had bullded n lallrnad ctitlicly
around that valley, called Constunt
Amusement railroad. It Is luxuriously
furnished and Im roaches are equipped
with theatrical exhibitions nnd dancing
pavilions till It takes away nil thought
of the disnimfcrtn of the Valley of Hu
miliation. Pilgrim and nil who wcio
with li I in took this rallio.ul and parsed
the kciIous valley without so much iih
a single encounter with any ovil or so
much as n dream of Apollyon. it Is
nld that ho has never Interfered with
tho running of that road, though It has
largo numbers of travelers. On Sun
days Mr. .Modern Thought talked to
them of a religion of sunshlno In oppo
sition to the pathless of thoFO who pas3
through the Valley of Humiliation
whero the old way usod to go.
At tho end of tho O. A. It. R. was a
station fitted up with telescopes labeled
"Modern Ideas," through which tho pil
grims wero permitted to look nt what
thoy wero told wns tho Celestial city.
There was a large nnd 'icautlful coun
try into which everybody who had over
lived was received. Thero wero all tho
pleasures of sight und sound nnd sense
with which men wero fascinated In tho
City of Destruction and ou their pil
grimage. Pilgrim learned after he had
leached tho end of bis Journey that
those pictures wcro painted on tho end
of tho telescopes.
And after this tho pilgrims went on
tl.elr way making merry among them
selves. And ono day Mr. Modern
Thought told his company ho wanted to
ralso a fund to help another company
to como by tho wny of tho C. A. R. R.
But tho old way of helping others by
giving up something was n hard way
and the pilgrims stoppod nt tho Vanity
Fair und took some booths aud gave
some "charity performances" for tho
good of other pilgrims who wcro com
ing in n second-class railroad carriage,
called a "Mission." Pilgrim ran a
wheel of fortuno, others sold sweet
meats mid buvcrngos, nnd ntheis had
chargo of thi ballroom to tho delight
of tho cltlzons of Vanity Fair. Mr.
Modorn Thought and Pilgrim wcro
summoned before tho officers and pre
sented with tho "freedom of the city"
and n copy of resolutions of regard
adopted by the officials, Thoy sent a
small gift as a donation from tho com
pany In charge of Mr. Modern Idea to
"assist needy pilgrims."
After this I behold that they wont on
tholr way with merry hearts. Thoy
traveled by easy stages nnd rested at
night in comfoitablo places. If Evan
gelist attempted to talk with them by
tho way thoy easily escaped hlni, nnd
it ho urged thorn to read the roll
which lie had put in tholr hands they
assured him that they hnd It safe in
their pockets and that Mr. Modern
Thought read some of It to therJf every
sovpnUi day. And so I saw Pilgrim
till ho came to tho end of his Journey
and his friends would not lot jim think
of tho dark river which, ran across his
way till hla feet were in tho waters.
Thon he pussod out of my sght for a
tlmo till I saw him on tho other sldo.
And he was mot thero by attendants
who took him away to tho placo pre
pared for him. And I looked onco
moro nnd behold tho entrance to thnt
plnc which ho had entered aud the
namo that was above tho door, and bo
hold It was" not heaven! Thou I awoke
from my dream.
ll.irtrjr'M Cnnnt, Iji.
Tho lockn of Harvey's canat, wiilU
originally Intended for the accommo
dation of vessels of various kinds and
dimensions, but, failed to operate for
some rnnson or other, wcru permitted
to fall into disuse, soys a Now Orleans
paper. As a consequence of this It waa
considered necessary to construct
dnm across the head of the canal and
alno below tho inner gate. Tho basin
formed by tho two dnms gradually
filled with rain water, forming a pool
about 250 feet In length, i0 feet wldo
nnd possessing a depth of nbout in feet.
In tho courso of tlmo this baMn becam
filled with small fish, nnd, as it now
turns out, this provision of naturo will
serve to prolong tho life of a very re
markable Inhabitant of tho lock canln.
Tho capture of a porpoise In Itself 1a
n very iinuaiinl occurrence, but whon
you couple to this capture tho fact that
It was kept nllvo for n period of ton
hours, the occurronco becomes of mora
thnn ordinary Interest. Yet this was
tho cnsi In regard to the acquirement
of u porpolso Wednesday by Captain II.
A. Ilnrvey of tho stonmor IoiiIho Har
vey, which vessol plica between tho
head of Harvey's canal, on the other
sldo of tho river, and tho Gulf waters
In the neighborhood of Barntnrla bay,
engaged In transporting fish und oysters
to thin city. Thq fishermen omployed
by Captain Ilnrvey on tho day men
tioned wero hauling tho sclno in tho
shallow waterH of tho bay, when thorn
was an iinli3iinl splashing nnd disturb
auco In tho bag of tho net. Upon tho
haul being completed It wns found that
a monster porpolso hud permitted hlra
self to bocomo entangled In the selno,
and being unnblo to get nway was after
cousldorablo dltnculty landed tinfc on
tho deck of tho stenmnr. Rcmombor
Ing the condition of things rotative to
tho lock of tho canal, its notod above.
Captain Harvey conceived the plan of
transporting tho fish to this location
nnd dumping It Into tho basin, to 1h
retained nn a curiosity for tho pooplo
of tho city. Tho porpolso, which waa
eight foot long and weighed 500 poundu,
wns not lujured In the struggle which
took placo upon reaching tho sldo of
the steamer, nnd being secured so It
could not plunge nbout tho deck, wan
covorod with sacks and kopt woll wot
ted during tho Journey to the lock. This (
location wns reached nonrly ten houra
later. At this tlmo the fish appeared
rather weakened by It3 long Absence
from tho water nnd did not give any
violent signs of life when thrown Into
tho fresh water of tho basin. Some ten
minutes lator, howover, it began .to
swim slowly nbout tho lock, and after
un hour's duration It scorned to havo
regained its usual vigor and appeared
to enjoy tho novelty of being sole occu
pant of nny slzo In its new domicile.
"DEWARE1" SAID WILLIAM.
lint Iho 17-Yrur-Olil Ittanty Dliln't 11
wure Worth n Cent.
A very funny yoiAg follow named
William Rlggs thought It would be fun
to scale four young women who wcro
In tho habit of riding by moonlight on
tholr wheels Itutho smooth road in tho
vicinity of Delphi. N. Y.
He had mndo a long white ccstumo
nud a hideous mask. Mounted an stllu
he nppeared twelvo foot high, and h
waved his ghastly arm and In a sepul
chral tono moncod, "Beware!"
Ono of tho young women fell off of
hor wheel In a faint, two of them broko
all world's rocords for the distance, but
Miss Grnco Holdcn, n 17-year-old
beauty from Jersey City, gracefully dis
mounted from hor "bike," picked up
a largo stone, nnd, as sho threw It, said:
"It you are a ghost this will go through
you, and if you aro a foolish, masquer
ading boy It will hurt yoii."
And that is how it happened that W1I
Ho Rlggs has threo broken ribs.
ThU .'!(' Tall It In Front.
A Scarboro (Me.) man has n coir
which recently brought nn offspring
Into tho world. Tho calf is said to bo
all right excc'pt as to the tall, and tho
taU Is all right, only It Is misplaced,
bolng on tho wrong end of the beast. It
Is said to grow from botween tho cyw.
In fact, the animal looks 'more like a
baby elephant than a cow. It was found
thnt the cnlf was likely to starve to
death from Its Inability to suck and
wag Its tall nt tho same time, so It wai
brought up by hand.
Tho cheapest railway travpllng
Eiuropo la from Buda-Pcsth to Cron
stadt, in Hungary, n distance of 437
miles, for which the faro, third class.
Is Ca Sd, or nt the rate of six miles a
penny. Cheap as this is, it is further
liable to n reduction of one-half In tho
ca3o of agricultural laborers journey
ing In parties of ten, or workmen of
other klnd3 In groups of thlrly,
ItnUlns Wllil Ileum.
A well-known English writer on Ec
ology says the rapid opening of AfrlcJ.
means tho destruction of many wild
animals, and zoos will not be ablo to
keep up their stock unless they act
promptly In the mattor. He recom
mends that wild beast farms be estab
lished In civilized countries to preserve
lljU Their t'oet Wualimt. " '
The ceremony of feet-washing was'
performed In the Church of God, at De
catur, 111., recently.. One Iwndrod ad'
twenty-five persons had thc4r pedal ex, ''
trcmitles made clean.
It the Atlantic ocean could, have tv
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