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THE HEP CLOUD CHIEF, FRIDAY, AUG. 21. J 896.
GIRL L1FK IN INDIA.
ENGLISH MAIDEN 10 CALLED
Danrov tll.iiiT mil 1 liFiilMntl. Hri.tr
of Mm mill AIM'prtiiillnj; Air l.tn
ury Srnnxt At lliitnl for i:ry
1SSY Hull III, cliotii
linzrl tnynr Iml"
(breakfast is ready),
ntiu t lio daughter,
Wilt) hp.s JlMt conn
out fiotn home to
Join fnthoror moth
or In the fur oa'Jt
leallzcs that at Inut
tho lung fo.i voago
and I an il Journey
are mop ami h o r
first ilny in India had really bctun. siys
A dusky, white-robed uah Ii.ih
nrought a tray with ten, ln:il'ainl fruit
to the bedside and pulled ti the white
net curtains that protect the sleep, r
from tho bloodthirsty mosquito mid
now walls to assist at her inl.itres
tolle' It Is 0 o'clock and time to he-
Kin the day. UmiFOd to tho scrvlcy or
a nialil at home, the girl experiences ,i
sense of luxury In having her stock
ings put on for hrr- even though one la
sure to ho Inside out. Hhe also begins
to realize n hoiibo of her own Impor
tance, for In India she In distinctly a
personage, and women are prohahly
at a higher proniiuni there than In any
othor civilized country. The arrival of
a now "ripln" (as the unmarried girl la
colloquially termed) Ih the cause of
much excitement In an Indian .station,
and everybody Is on the alert to see
the latest nddltlon to feminine society.
Tho day usually brglim with a visit
to the badminton courts and there the
girl will run the gauntlet of criticism
from a Inrgo portion of her neighbor,
for It Is a favorite meeting place. The
ladle eagerly scan every detail or her
dress; being fresh from homo she
must, of course, have the newest fash
ions, and later on they will u.sk for
blouses, etc., ns patterns. There are
also plenty of candidates of the oppo
site sex eager to teach her badminton
and everyone's racket Is at her dis
pon.il. At 0 o'clock It Is too hot for
further play and they drive home for
bath and breakfast. The bath, with
its water cooled in large earthenware
jam, Is delightfully refreshing and the
tin mug wherewith to bale It over one's
person Is a distinct novolty. Breakfast
U a meal of many course, commencing
with porridge and ending with fruit.
After breakrnst tho housekeeping has
to be seen to and this seems an earn-
matter to the girl accustomed to that
duty at home, for It simply consists or
giving orders to the numerous servants
and dealing out tho tinned "ICurope"
stores. Then there are llowers to be
arranged and at 12 o'clock callers be
gin to arrive. The servant In the ve
randa Inquires If tho mem sahib be
"at homo" and brings up a pile of
eards on a salver. Carriage follows
carriage In quick succession, for every
body In the station Is anxious to mnke
the new arrival's acquaintance. Only
tho governor's wife and the general's
do not come. Tor It will bo the girl's
duly to leavo cards upon these Impor
tant personagw. The bachelor of the
station nrrlvo In groups of twos and
threes, thereby lundlng each other their
moral support should they feel nervous,
but they are all eager to meet and con
verse on rurront topics with the "spin."
They Inquire whether she dances nr Is
fond of riding, nnd If the answer he
affirmative beg for a place on her card
at tho first ball nnd put their pouleo. at
!ier disposal. Ily 2 o'clock tlflln. a rep
crtltlon of breakfa.it. Is ready, and after
this menl people rotlre to their rooms
to read and a siesta Is generally In
After tea everybody goes out. They
drive to tho band-stand, where the regi
mental band plnys; there Is lawn ten
nis for the energotlc, or garden parties
at the club or messhouso, and the new
arrival will bo struck by the nll-por-vading
air of luxury. Servants are In
constant nttondnnce, the carriages are
filled with comfortable cushions nnd
every tennis player has a .small dark
boy at bis dhow ready to hand him
balls. At S o'clock dinner takes place
and when there arc no dances or even
ing ontertaininents everyone goes to
Certainly the daughter in India has a
really good time. Invitation to dances.
oinners ami entertnlnmentu come rap
Idly for nccoptanco and If she can slug
or net shn will bo in great demand!
Everywhere tho preponderance of men
Btrikos her and tboy vlo with each other
In providing her with amusements. At
tho races and shooting mntches they
aak her to "nnmlnnto" them, when, If
her nomlnoo wins, alio will receive tho
rrize. The constant hallo and dances
are rendered gay by Innumerable uni
forms, and tho largo proportion of men
makes that hardy perennial, the wall
t flower, an Impossibility, and every girl
' with tho faintest Idea of dancing lms
her card filled to tho twentieth extra.
Before tho hot season, with Its scorch
ing winds, makes itn exodus tn tho hills
gftneral, alio will have had noveral pro
posals to exchange her position of
daughter for that of wlfo, for though
"pins" on their first season tiro plenti
ful, those In their second nre rarer, nnd
thoso.ln their third nro hardly to bo
met with. Mnrrlago is a thriving In
stitution in India, In spite of tho van
Although the life of a girl In India Is
frequently a round of pleasures and lit
tle elso, It need not bo so, and though
there bo not much In housekeeping to
occupy her energies, there Is a vast
ninour't of other work to be dnno She
will win tho heartfelt gratitude of th
rhaplaln's wife by Intetostlng herself
A In tho Sunday school for Holdlers' chil
dren nnd visiting their mothers In the
regimental lines. Then, again, If nha
takes th' trouble to study (he language
carelully and learn inure than the few
rentriicea requited for ordering sorv
ants it opens up a wrrhl of Interest too
little known to Kuropenna. Hidden
nway behind the puidah In houses of
well-to-do natives are 'women wh.we
lives arc spent Inclosed between four
walls and they gladly welcome anyon"
who will devote a little of her time to
visiting them and taking an luleiest In
,ther affairs, and the daughter will find
the gratitude of her Indian sister well
worth the sacrifice of an occasloni! tif
fin parly or plcnlr.
A WONDERFUL WEDDING.
'Irn Tl.iiininl Couple, IVrrp f'i.llp.1 III
Mnrrlutrn nt (dip 'Him.
The largest and most letmrk.iblo
wedding since the woild began took
place ut Sina. When the great Ah'c
nnder had (ouquered Persia, wlshlin; to
unite victors and vanquished by Hie
strongest tins poMilhle, he decreed ;l
wedding festival. Now. guess how
many people he ordered to he married.
You could never do It. Well. Alexander
himself was to marry iitatlra. the
daughter of Darius; 100 of ills chief oiD
ceni weie to be united to ladles from
the noblest Persian nnd Median fami
lies, and 10,000 of his Greek soldiers
were to marry 10.000 Asiatic women-
Jl'.-'OJ people were married at once.
I don't .see how they managed to
get up a feast for ho many, but the, did,
and for a vast multitude of guests be.
sides. They had the most splendid ar
rangements. On a plain near the city
u vast pavilion was (reeled on pillars
sixty feet high. It was hung and
spread with the richest tKsues. while
tho gold and precious stones orna
mented It would have made vour eyes
Adjoining this Imlldlim um.. irmr-
g ous ehanibi r i for the 101 hrldegroo'i-n
while for the remaining 10.000 an outer
court was Inclosed and hung with costly
tapestry, and tables were spread out
side for the multitude, a separate seat
was assigned each pair, and all werear
ranged In a soml-clrde on either hand
of the royal throne. F.ach bridegroom
had reculw-d a golden vessi-t for his II.
ballon, and when the last of there had
been announced by trumpets to the
miiiiuiiucs without, the brides entered
the banquet hall and took their places.
And now don't joii think each bride
groom stood up separately ami vowed:
"With this ring I now thee wed." and
so on. No, the ceremony was very sun
pie; the king gave his hind to Statir.i
and kissed her as his wife, and the
olher bridegrooms followed his exam
ple. -Cliiclnn.it! Tribune.
Major lilrl, of i'niirap.
Famous old Gov. Henry A. Wise of
Virginia, was directly or Indirectly 'the
koiiivc of many a good story. Here Is
one that I do not think has found Its
way Into print: One day at a political
gathering ho was approached bva well,
dressed Individual, who shook hands
warmly with him. The governor was a
bit bothered, ami confessed bo could
not recall the handshakers name.
"Why, you must remember , 'Kol.
eruor." said the latter. "I'm from Rich
mond. made jour shirts."
"Why. of course." said tiie governor,
with all n politician's tact. "Gentle,
men, this Is my very excellent neigh
bnr. MaJ. Slilrta." Washington Post.
To fry Tiiiiiitiii.
Put three ounces of butter In the fry.
ing pan. Slice .six large, smooth to
matoes Into three slices each, and dip
lit tloor. Then sprinkle with pepper.
Put the slices Into this pan when the
butter In hot. and fry until tender and
brown. Hcmnvo from the pan with a
cako turner, or with a broad-bladed
knife, to a hot dish. Mix one teaspoon
fill of Hour witli two tablespouufulH of
butter, brown In the pan and add oru
pint of milk or cream. Stir until it
boils, seanon and pour over the to
matoes. Serve while very hot. Kan
sas City Times.
'I hi W'linl', Hpnrrll.
Mr. Kdlaon has only once tried to
make a speech. It was before a girl's
seminary, where he had agreed to lee
luic on electricity. He hud engaged a
friend named Adams to operate the
apparatus while he talked; but when
tho wizard arose before hi-, audience,
he fell so dazed that ho simply said:
"Ladles. Mr. Adams will now address
you on electricity, and I will demon
strate what ho bar, to say with the up
piratiih." San Francisco Argonaut.
First Hoarder "I understand that
the landlady la to take a trip to the
West." Second Hoarder "Is that r.i?
If the train would stop long enough at
stations she could give tin rallwav
restaurant people some great points''
"My dear." said Mr. Simple to his
wife, "I dreamed last night that I was
in heaven looking for you."
"And did you find me. dear?"
"No. They told mo you were at the
bargain counter." Detroit Free Press.
Down t li.ii,.,
"Dlggs eeeius to be doing a rushlti"
business." "Yes; ho has hired a lot of
deaf mutes and Is running a painless
barber shop." Puck.
No Nrml for Hurry.
Collector "This account must ho set
tled, Mr. Shorts. It has been running
a long tlmo." "Well, lot It stand
FENCE RAIL BICYCLE.
Tim Mil Norel of All Ituplil Trnimll
Here is tho oldest bicycle railroad
scheme ever hoard of.
Persons traveling over the public
highway between Mt. Holly nnd Smith
vllle, N. .1., are startled to see men
gliding by and out of sight at a high
late of sliced, down tho meadows, a
short distance from the public road, on
what appears to be Inverted blcycl3.
secured in some way to what lool-s
very much like an uncompleted lli.c
of fence. This Is "the Hotchklss bi
Several years ago a stranger loented
In Alt. Holly. He told of his many
Inventions. The greatest, he said, was
the bicycle railway. It was tho big
thing of tho futiiie.
Then, would be no right of wnv to
bu, either In rural communities or
cltlea. Ilelng semi-nerlal It would be
out of the way of all other traffic. The
rails could bo laid on brackets extend
ing over the street, on awning posts
and from telegraph poles and trees In
the country nnd, having nothing In Its
way, great speed could be made over It
for long instances.
The machines were very much like
an ordinary bicycle turned "upside
down," split up the middle and placed
upon the track like clothes pins. In
front and back of the rider were
grooved wheels about nine Inches in
diameter, both resting upon a steel rail,
wedge shaped like a knife blade, and
almost as sharp.
This was fastened n n nvs.it.
plank, securely fastened to posts at
There being hut llttlo friction or
weight propulsion wns easy, requiring
but slight expenditure of energy, and
this latter ami ver Important element
was generated from a ratchet gear and
dutch levers Instead of pedals.
Heceptacles for packages and even
small "trailers" could he added. Tan
dem machines with plush cushions
would enable men 0 take their wives
and sweethearts riding. Letters patent
were to be Issued In all countries and
territorial rights sold.
The scheme made n hit. A com
pany was lormed and the road put Ir
operation. It passes OVnr wnl ,,.,.!
farm land. The scenery Is exquisite
For a quarter of a mile from Mt. Holly
the road In double track. During the
icinalnder or the distance the Uan
cocas creek gets in the way eleven
times and Is crowed on pilings driven
Hut when the farmers want to got
into their IleMs nnd Pt ,own Htr)p of
fence the next lurklcss rider that comes
along Is dumped. There has been end
less wrangling over the right of way
The employes of tho big machine
shops at Snilthvlllo go on tho "bike"
railroad to and from their homes In
.Mt. Holly. Rut the scheme has never
paid even the cost of operation. The
track is getting rickety and sadlv out of
plumb. The Inventor, disgusted has
sold out his Interest and gone to Florida.-New
LAW AND LONGEVITY.
CI111.11.cjr .11. !,., A.lvmHc, ,., Itpr.
In an address before the St. Louis
Law School Chauncey M. Depow said:
The law promotes longevity. It In
because Its diselpllno Improves tho
Physical and mental and the moral
conditions of the practitioner. In
other words k ghos him control over
himself, and a great philosopher has
written that he who could command
hinnelf is greater thnn he who has
captured a city. The world lias been
seeking fr an lilno tho m,m,ta of ,on.
s-evity and happiness, if they can bo
united. I lien we return to the condi
tions of Methuselah and his compa
triots. Whether l may live to their ago
1 know not. but I think I have discov
ered tho secret of Methuselah's hap
py continuance for nearly 1,000 years
upon this planet. He stayed hero when
wo bad no steam and no electricity,
no steamers upon tho river or tho
ocean propelled by this mighty power,
no electric light, m. railways span
ning the continent, mi overhead wires
and no cables under the ocean com
municating Intelligence mound the
world, and no trolley lines reducing
tho redundant population. Ho lived,
not because o was fiee from the ex
citements incident to iho ago of steam
and electricity, but because of tho se
cret which havo discovered, and it is
this: Longevity and happiness depend
upon what jou put la your Momach
and what gets in your mind.
A Ills IlKllU'HIIICIlt,
A somewliat unusual Inducement to
buyers of bicycles is being offered by
a lirooklyn dealer who refuses to cut
prices. To each puicliasor of a wheel
ho gives a building lot in n small town
about half way down the Jersey coast.
Tho lot is not vory large, and, of
course, It can't bo vory valuable just
now, but tho bleyelo dealer talks glib
ly about v.hat It may bo worth If a big
hotel is erected there, and If this town
should become a popular resort, and If
sovoral other things should happen. J.Io
has found that people who have no
moro use for a building lot In Jersey
than for the man in tho moon urc In
duced to ghe tho lint piico for blcycloj
by this means. New York Sun.
The rain that maho3 tho rose bloom
In bowers of delight.
Has washed the rosebuds from
Of Imogono to-night.
Up Monti t'nrrrctoil.
The Children's Friend "Goo, goo,
an' who' do do dlttlo tootsoy-wootsey
do? Goo, goo?" Tho Child "Oh,
Just out for n llttlo recreation with
Uertle here." Llfo.
BETRAYED BY A NOTE
HOW A PARISIAN ASSASSIN
lie Alniou f'.riiip,i tlip (liillliitliu,
I onililrtn nml .Mmlfrly Actliic of llm
l.im.tiy Cipuru Vtp Ho
fill 11 will clutch lit II
bcui shown often
In causes celebre, a
murderer of whoso
fTllllt tliprn lu ....
v. '' X,-k
limn mere is no
doubt will cling
Icnndously to the
pica of Insanity as
an extenuation of
his crime, says the
New York World.
Hut here Is the re
miirkable story of a cunning murderer
who feigned Insanity even before il.
commission of the crime, surrendered
himself red-handed to the police nnd
confessed tho deed, while his foolish
utterances ami the peculiarly shocking
and unnatural circumstances of the
murder convinced tho Judges that none
but a madman could have committed
so hideous a crime.
So complete and mn&teiiy was the
acting of the assassin that even tho
lunacy experts who examined him were
deceived. One fube step, however, ex
posed the murderer and turned his feet
from the asylum to tho guillotine.
At about 11 o'clock on the night of
M.o a mnr
.. ... ..,, jmiiig man carrying a
traveling bag of black serge presented
himself at tho gate of tho hospital of
St. Louis, In the Hue Hichat. The
satchel, which was suspended from his
shoulder by a leather strap, bulged at
the sides as If it contained a spherical
"Kh bien:" he cried to the doorkeep
er. "I come to ask you to examine mv
brother, who Is very ill. Open the
door for us."
When the door was opened he at
once entered and .stepped Into the re
ception room, saying that he wanted to
consult a doctor concerning his brother
nnd that he had heard voices that bad
ordered him to make this great sacri
fice. Alarmed liv tin. mnn'u i.w,i.r.,.,,i
talk and his wild aspect, the doorkeep
er called two porters, who took him
iroiind to the commlssalte of police at
the Porte St. Martin.
There the man opened the satchel
nnd held It under the light of a gas
burner. Tho police agents were horri
fied to see that it contained the bead of
a young man of about JO.
The madman, as they believed him to
be. said to them:
"It is my brother's head! My brother
This head, which had been skillfully
severed from the trunk, was coveted
with brownish-golden hnir. The fea
tures showed refinement.
The commlssalro of police sought by
prudent and searching questions to
find out how the madman hail come In
to possession of the head. The fratri
cide replied without hesitation that his
name wan Haptlste Laborie, born at
Calvlnot. niToinllssomcnt of Aurlllae.
nn April .'., 1808. He wns n house-servant
of the mayor of Poullly-les-Fosscs
and had had for somo time the idea
that his brother Alphonso, who lived
at home with his father In Senezuerges,
Was very unhappy there because his
father was a man of violent temper.
There wns only one way In which his
brother could ho relieved from his
misery, ho said, and that was to kill
This being resolved upon lie loft the
employ of the mayor and with .100
francs, his wages, walked to Melun,
whoie he bought a revolver and a Ikk
of cartridges for '20 francs. At another
shop ho purchased a butcher's knife.
Ho then took the train and arrived .it
Senezergues. Ills brother was working
nta neighbor's, so lie had supper with
his father and awaited his brother's
When his brother camo home ho
iifiked him to accompany him on a
short walk. Alphonso consented, anil,
when they wero out of hearing, Hap
tlsto drew his revolver and shot him,
killing him Instantly. Then ho cut off
tho head and, after washing the severed
part In a brook, put it In his bag and
took a train for Paris.
At C;4.r he arrived at the Oiicans sta
tion. On tho train he had made tho
acquaintance of two men, with whom
ho had dinner at a cafe near tho sta
tion. Ho had spent tho evening in
walking about Paris and at 11 o'clock
had rung tho bell at the gate or the St.
Tho assassin furnished all these de
tails in a simple tone and with un
wavering volco. It was only when ho
mentioned his dead brother's nanio
that ho showed any excitement. Then
his eyes protruded from their sockets
and he declared Hint to kill his broth
er was tho only thing that remained,
slnco ho was so unhappy. Ho ex
claimed: "It was my duty to get him away
from my fnther and I obeyed tho Most
High, who ordered mo to perform tho
task. I loved him very much."
Tho commlssalro of police sent the
head to tho morgua and Informed the
authorities of Senezergues, who found
tho trunk of the unfortunate Alphons-e
An Opinion on Currency.
"It's a great relief," remarked Mean
'crlng Mike, "tcr fink dat dero ain't
no call fer aster worry 'bout do llnun
clal pollsy or dls country."
"SHU yo can't help kinder tinkln
'bout 'em," replied Plodding Pete,
'"specially when ovcrybody olso Is
rlvln' 'emselvcs up ter It. Hlght down
I yer heart, Mike, what metal do yer
honestly favor, gold or silver?"
"Noldcr," was tho prompt response.
' Hz long ez beer Is fi rents a glass I
don't see no use or liavln' anyt'lng but
nickel;" Waohlncton Star.
J" th0 won,ls of r)olmar' ,,Bt ,Uieroi
i.iiwnu- Biim nicy WOIIIU Illltl It. I
I he examination before tho Jug'
' d'Jnstitictlon wan bilcf and the mur
derer wna held to await the action of
the oa-dzos. Tho trlnl took place In
January and two duys were consumed
In taking the depositions of witnesses
and physicians, who gave conclusive
evidence of the man's Insanity.
The mayor of Poullly-lcs-FoHses
testified that he had noticed that his
servant had not been quite right In
his mind for a month preceding the
murder end that he considered him at
the tlmo mildly demented. On paying
nun oil be had advised him to go dl
Meetly to his homo, which the young
Mini. I....I .. I , .- .,
nan hud promised to do
On the third day of the trial a dra
matic scene wns enacted. In one of
tho pockets of the dead Alphonsc n de
tective had found a note written by
Ills brother threatening him with death
If he did not cease paying attention to
a young wotnnn who lived In Senezer
gues. Haptlste was htr fiance. Tho
note also referred to 10.000 franvs
which had been left them Jointly by
their grandfather and which. It ap
pears, Alphonse had entirely appro
priated to his own use.
The face of the prisoner turned
deathly pnle while the letter was being
rend by one of the Judges, and when
It was finished he broke down com
pletely, wept like n child and made a
full confession. He wns condemned to
THE PARROT HUNO ON.
Tro l.irlilrnU Ulintnitlnc Hip Kxtrn
orill.tiirjr Acuity of tlm lllnl.
There is something about tho huge
paper beak and solemn visage of the
parrot, coupled with his unexpecte I
nglllty, that suggests the masked and
painted down of the circus, says an ex
change. One of the serenest sights to
be seen on a boulevard of n warm
afternoon Is n green parrot the size of
a hen buwk which takes his dally air
ing on the hnndlE-bar3 of a lady's wheel.
His owner, a boarding school girl, In
making desperate efforts to tench the
bird to sing "Daisy" In rccltntlve.
No Jolting can dislodge this fowl ol
the tropics. He sits nloft on bis nickel
perch and without turning his head
keeps watch on the track right and
left ahead, evidently with a view to
giving warning of tho approach of col
lisions. The wheel had an nccldent the
other dny, hut tho parrot executed a
ni....t ..i - ... .
iimiiiu .in uii.iuge in ironi anil wnen a
policeman ran to the scone the wheel
was upside down, but the bird, still
clinging to the handle-bars, was right
Ohio up and shrieking with amusement.
This is the same bird that used to
get an odd constitutional every after
noon In the spring. The residents ot a
west side flat saw the windows opposlto
raised each day and a, bird clinging to
the clothes-line come sliding out. an
invisible hand manipulating the pulley
rope. When tho parrot had traversed
half the distance to the polo Itn
progress ceased and It tightened Its
toes for the Homeric sport to follow
Tour lllghts above the stone flagging.
Suddenly the rope would begin to
twitch nnd dance, while Its passenger
trimmed sail. There was a Jerk or two,
during which Poll performed the us
ually dilllcult feat of being in two
Jluces at the same time and then noth
ing was seen In tho sunny court but a
flash of green moving so rapidly that
It became an emerald cartwheel. Hound
nnd round swung tho rope between
earth and heaven, with tho parrot hold
ing on beak and toes for her dear life.
When the revolution abated there sat
A Ct.rii for Si.iiUp llltp.
'i spent some years In the moun
tains." said C. T. Paxton of NnshvilK
Tenn.. at the Hbhltt. "The mounialns
of the smith are full of rattlesnake?,
and !t Is not at nil uncommon for .i p"r
son to be bitten. I had always heard
Hint whisky was an nntldote for .wake
bite, and, as the use of whisky there
is almost universal, I supposed that
was their remedy until one day while
with i mountaineer In tho woods be
was bitten nn the bare foot by a large
rattler. Ho Immediately took his knlto
from his pocket and lacerated tho
wound, then ho poured a handful of
powder from his flask Into tho plu-e
and lay on the grass. Tho gunpowder
burned out tho wound and must havo
caused Intenso pain, but ho mudo no
sign of discomfort, and in about an
hour he was ready to go home. I foued
this remedy was universal, and had
nover been known to fail." Washing
A Conicli-iitloin Cut.
"I own a chlvnliic cat," said A. L.
Lawrenco or Peoria. III., at ths Nor
mandie. "Our houso was overrun with
rats and mice when we secured the cat.
The next day a niouso wna caught In a
trap, and 1 gavo It to tho cat. Tho
animal refused to havo anything to do
with It. The cat paid no nttentlon
to it In the trap, and I was about to
give tho' animal away. A eat that
would not notlco either rats or mice I
did not consider ns of any account.
Tho next morning tho animal camo In
nnd deposited a dead rat on tho floor;
a few !iour3 later ho left a dead niouso
in tho samo way. Ho is tho beat hunter
I ever saw, but ho will not touch a rat
or mouse that Is In captivity." Wash
OiiirilliiK ttojally'a (iolil 1'lnte.
About 10,000 pieces of gold plato came
up to town from Windsor for tho Biito
concert. It was brought by special
train under a guard of soldiers, and
was hedged round at overy Btep with as
claborato a system of receipts as the
heirloom Jewels of tho empress of
Austria. Thero Is about $10,000,000
worth of plato In tho caro of tho gold
pantry department. London Leader.
HELD DY THE ENEMY.
Thp P.O. untitle llllory of llm Outl
il llnrtuiii. Trine,.
The wife of the German chnneellor,
was, until recently, the. owner cr - cas
tle In France Unit has a very njinpp
tlc history. The princess Is the daugh
ter of the Princess Sayn-Wittgensteln-Herlebtirg,
neo Harlatlnsky, a member
of a wealthy and aristocratic family of
Htis3la. Her brother was the Huss'un
prince Peter Sayn-Wlttgensteln-Herlo-hurg,
who was adjutant to Czar Alex
ander III. Tho prince made his homo
In France for more than half a century.
Ho became smitten with the charms of
the little vaudeville actress Hose Leon
while serving n3 attache or the Hussion
legation In Paris. At the same time he
came Into possession of Castlo Kerlcon,
which lies half way between Lander
neau and Hrest. He contracted a mor
ganatic ninrriaRc with the fair Hose and
the marriage fast wns celebrated at
Kerlcon in tho presence of his entlro
household, coimlstliig or seventy per
sons. The bride bad been playing In
the "Seven Wonders or the World,"
which had a long run in the Porte-Salnt-Martln.
"The eighth wonder."
said her husband to her, "will be your
castle in Hretngnc."
On the day following the wedding
tho foundation was laid for the pres
ent magnificent castle of Kerleon,
which tho prince surrounded with ex
quisite gardens and Immense hothouses
for tropical trees and rare exotic plants.
To this magnlllcent property Prlnco
Peter 'added the Hussian pavilion of
Kerjiillen. a second castle of enormous
proportions, us a gift to his bride.
Hose Leon died August 28, 1SSU, at
Ihns. of which resort she had been a
regular patron. Her husband had tho
collln with the white-robed dead con
veyed to his ensile of Kerleon, and
eight years later she was burled In tho
llttlo cemetery of Helecq. Tho prince
could not ho persuaded to leave Kcr
Jnllen after her death. At table a placo
was laid for his wife opposite ills own,
and ovary day at breakfast and dinner
a hunch of flowers was served with
every course for the dead princess.
Such conduct was not calculated to
prolong the life of tho mlllloniilro
prince. Ho died one day while sitting
at table, with his eyes resting on tho
flowers In his dead wife's place.
Prince Peter left no children, and his
sister. Iho Princess Holienlolie-Schlll-Ingsfucrst,
wns Ills sole heir. Hut it
was a dilllcult matter for her to come
Into possession of tho property of tho
.ormer adjutant of tho czar. Kvery
effort to sell the beautiful castle, which
had cost L',000,000 francs, and the
lands of which yielded an annual in
come of .'iO.OOO francs, failed. boeaiiHo
"patriotism" prevented tho would-bo
buyers from wanting to have anything
to do with the German heirs. A few
weeks ago It was sold for 210,000 francs
to the Count of Oiiernnilo. who rented
it for the summer to the Count of Nan.
tun. The charming castle of Kerjiillen
the Princess Hohenlohe retained fu,
herself, and occasionally she spends a
few weeks on her Hussian posses-ion-.
Kerjiillen Is said to be one or the most
artistic, and beautiful properties in Hu.-,-sla.
and surrounding nature is In har
mony with the character or Its slmpllc
Ity. St. Louis Republic.
Tho IMIrlirr l'lum.
In tho swnmpy regions of India in.
China a herbaceous plant In found,
which hn.s very curious leaves. ICacli
leaf has tho mid-rlb prolonged to a
great extent, far beyond the leaf oiop
er. and terminating In a verv singular
pitcher, from which the plant derives
Its common name of "Pitcher Plant-"
this again terminates in a lid, which is
regarded by botanists the true blade
of the leaf. In this pitcher a fluid is
found, which comes from the -.lant
Itself, and is probably necessary for Its
iioiirMliment. This fluid, which con
tains sotno potash, varies much In
quantity, sometimes only n drop or
two, but often there Is enough to drown
... inquisitive insect who may ven
ture inside, and such Insects nro frt
quonlly found In 'the pitcher.
Kor Thin lVoniPM.
Thero Is a splondld regimen mapped
out by a specialist to help thin women
gain flesh. Hreakrast, porridge, and
milk, followed by cocoa, weak tea or
coffee and milk, with rather fat bacon
or fish and Jam. At 11 o'clock a cup
of m Ik, bovine or eggs and milk.
Lunch, meat, plenty of potatoes and
sweets. No afternoon tea, coooa tjclnfs
substituted. Usual dinner with plenty
of vegetables and Hwcots. Hat fats
sauces, bread, butter, gravy, and flu'ciu.
ii nbiindance and all starchy foods
besides pears, beans, etc. This, with
he rubbing , of 0 (ahv;iyi
will soon niako a change In her appeal
Output of lloolc In itrltnln
Tho Publishers' Circular estimator
hat In Great Hrltain tho output J
books is as follows: Sermons, oiio vol
ume a day; novels, flvo a day; oduca-
vu... UOUh8l uvo a .lay; art and set
once two each every week; histories
or biographies, x a week ai d la
one every two wee'-s. '
A Ur.Ht IVciHl, I.IB, ,,
Tho Illumination h, the llgl.thouso at
Capo do Hove, three miles from Havre
France, la equnl in power to 23 000 000
cnndles. It Is one of the most brilliant
artificial lights l the world, and ?n
oMll'mlfeY1, Ca" b Smi !U " tll3ta"co
A rapid wrltor can write thirty words
In one i minute To do this ho must
draw his pen through tho apaco of a
rod, 1GK foot, m forty' ZnLs
his pen travels a furlong, and In all
and a halt hours a full mile.
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