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PRINCE LOVES AMERICAN GIRL
i Romantic Episode In Life of Heir to
Throne of Germany
Tim Paris jS Matin publls 10s mi
"xtrnortllimry fWory of violent scones
between tlio Gerninn Emperor and his
'ilcat Fun. the Crown Prince.
ho paper hints thnt tlit cause of
tlio quarrel Is tho Prince's dctornilnn
Hon to marry an American girl. At
Iho last meeting of father ami son tho
Emperor stamped .and swore a Hohen-
German Crown Prince,
jollern Prince should never mnrry,
inorgunnttcnlly or otherwise, a girl of
common American day, however
It Is believed that the Rlrl In qucs
tlon Is Miss Gladys Deacon, the fas
cinating daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Kdward Parker Deacon ami tho close
trlend of Consuclo, Duchess of Marl
borough, formerly Miss Vanderbllt.
The Prince and Miss Gladys met at
Blenheim palace on tlio occasion of
the Prince's visit to his grand-uncle,
tho King of England. The Prince nuil
!he fair commoner are of the same
ago and It was a case of reciprocal
love at first sight.
The Emperor hail asked tho King to
see that tlio Prince got an insight Into
the rural life of the English aristoc
racy and the King procured him an
Introduction to the Marlboroughs,
with whom Glnd.vs Deacon was visit
ing. Last spring the Prince got permis
sion to visit Lucerne for three days,
which he extended to ten days he
cause he met Miss Deacon there. Be
Ing reprimanded by the Emperor for
his disobedience the Prince threat
ened to do ns did the Austrian Arch
duke, who took the name of John
Orth and renounced his rights to the
throne for the sake of the woman ho
Tho Prince raid ho would rathor
have tho heart and hand of tho Ameri
can beauty than rank or purple, or
even tho throne of the German Em
pire. So lovelorn was he that ho could
not stand the fitudout life of tho Uni-
Miss Gladys Deacon.
vorslty of Bonn and so he returned
homo with his education unfinished.
So romantic and poetic did ho grow
that ho could not stand tho coarso
behaviour of tho students who drunk
thirteen bocks at a sitting, and tho
discipline of an establishment whero
diplomas count less than sword scars
sickened ills sensitive soul.
Tho conflict between the Imperial
father and the son Is now well known
Growth of the Y. M. C. A.
Somo interesting figures showing
the magnltiido of the wo -It of tho
Young Men's Chilstlnn association aro
given In the yenr hook of tho asso
ciation which has just been brought
out. From 1,470 associations In 1001
tho organization lius grown to 1,075
associations In 11)02. while, the mem
bership during tho same period of
time has Increased from 208,177 to
32.1,224. Altogether tho property of
tho association aggregates In valuo
J22.803.000, and Is represented by 41 1
handsome buildings, most of them of
brick and stone. Put apart from tho
work of tho Young Men's Christian
association proper Important auxiliary
work has been cnrrled on In tho rail
way, army and navy colleges and
colored departments, all of which aro
accomplishing much good.
Was at Victoria's Coronation.
William Lovott of Peru, Intl., says
ho Is tho only man In tho hooslor
Rtato whois present in London at
UiooronaPiof Queen Victoria, Junu
28, 1838. 'Ho walked 152 miles to wit
ness London's greatest speatacular
event, and, although now past 90
years old, ho can rolato much of tho
details preceding tho coronation core
monies. Ho was so von years tho
senior of Victoria. Ho served four
yours In nn Indiana regiment during
tho American civil war.
I1! II toSjK. rf "Jl h
N0 RED-HEAD IN SENATE.
Nearest Approach to It Made by Car-
mack of Tennessee.
Their Is no roiMiondcd man In the
Pulled States senate. Tlieie are men
In the Honato who might have been
lod-hoadod In their day, but that day
has long passed.
The neatest approach to red In hir
sute adornment Is the Tuscan thatch
of the Impassioned Cnrninck of Ten
nessee. His hair would have been rod
if It had waited, for his mustache bor
rows the glint of sunset, and, In the
heat ot debate, Is actually i oil. An
other "head o' hair'' that verges on
the poetical is that of McLnurln of
South Carolina, Tillman's Implacable
foe. Mc I. nurln's hair Is bounteous and
wavy, with strands that hint ot sum
mer dawn. It Is tempestuous In nc'
tlon, but no one has ever seen It rise,
on end -not even when Tllltnnn per
foimed his justly celebrated leap.
GEN. LUCAS MEYER DEAD
Was In Command In First Battle of
the Boer War.
Gen. Meyer, whose presence at Lon
don society functions attracted a great
deal of attention to him and caused
Kruger and other Poors to leave him
out of their conferences, Is dead of
Gen. Lucas Meyer fought tho open
ing battle In tho lato Poor war. Ho
commanded tlio Orange Free State
troops, sent he fore tho ultimatum to
nsMst tho Transvuul commandoes lu
Gen. Lucas Meyer,
holding tho Drakenberg passes, near
Mujuba hill and north of Ladysmltu.
To meet tlio Invaders Gen. William
Ponn Symons anil 4,000 men advanced
north from Lndysmlth. Gen Symons
first encountered tho troops command
ed by Lucas Meyer, 3,000 strong, with
six guns, deployed on Tulana hill, nnd
resolved on Immediate attack.
Tho battle opened at dawn on Oct.
20. During tho night Lucas Meyer
moved his guns to a position of Tn
Iana ridge, overlooking tho British
position. He began a heavy cannonad
ing at daybreak, but his guns were
silenced by tho British.
Gen. Symons then led a charge In
person. Tho Urltlsli troops reached
tho top of Talana hill, driving tho
Boers to the eastward.
Prussian Nobles to Visit Uo.
Several moro Prussian nobles will
visit this country. They nro Count
Von TIele Wlnckler, Count Adelbert
Von Slcrstorpff, Count A. Von Pour
tales, Count Von Vernstorff nnd Baron
Von Ruble, representatives of aris
tocratic Prussian houses, who are
coming with tho emperor's consent
to study social conditions and ohservo
tho methods used here In educating
tho sons of tho leading American
families. All will be expected to ob
serve, but Count Von Tielo will do the
reporting to his sovereign. Count Von
Slcrstorpff hns family connections In
OFFENDED WIFE OF MINISTER
Mrs. Squlers Has Unpleasant Adven
ture with Havana Policemen.
Mrs. Squlers' unpleasant adventure
with threo Havana policemen, who
repeatedly ordered her coachman
away from tho entrnnco to the Ingla
terra hotel, brought about strained re
lations between tho American mini
ster and tho municipal authorities.
Tlio mayor's apology for tho police
men's nctloiiB was not considered suf
flcent, punishment of the offenders
being demanded. Ultimately Mr.
Squires accepted tho apology and tho
Incident was closed. It Is bollevea
tho authorities at Washington udvlBed
the Amerlcau mlnlstor lu this course.
liii., uurucsi meiiicni prumce
I I lu the world Is In swing
ngniu. wiuie niosi oi us au
di earning of hammocks nnd
ciinl itrlnUx. milv ii few dnn'
sail from our northern Atlantic ports a
little steamer Is rolling and tumbling
thiough great seas and fields of Ice
floes. And never castnw: y sailor saw
delivering ship approach with such
prayers of gratltr.de as llso from
men's lips when the hospital ship
Strathconu Is sighted working her way
along the terrlb'o coasts of i.abrador.
Men and women and little children
white, Indian and Eskimo aro
straining their eyes seaward while you
read this, looking for the only help
that ever comes to them In their soli
tudes, where Ice and gali lock them
away from all their human kind. Scat
tered along more than one thousand
miles of coast, fishing smacks, crowd
ed not only with men but with women
wlio are driven by need to llsh for n
living, hall the little ship as tho only
place of refuge for any who becomo
ill or maimed In the hnrd calling.
There Is no tpnt on the globo where
life Is harder or serious accidents of
all Kinds are moie frequent than along
that stormy stretch of coast from St.
John's, Newfoundland, to Capo Chll
dey at the opening Into Hudson strait.
Tho intense cold, far below zero for
the greater part of the year, causes In
numerable ruses of frost-bite, that,
with no surgical help, soon develop
Every year there Is n lack of food,
and starvation weakens the people un
til they nre easy prey to typhoid, con
sumption nnd Intestinal diseases of
almost all the painful kinds known to
medical science. The only methods
for obtaining food are seal hunting,
whaling and fishing. Generally they
are carried on In poor craft, nnd
frightful Injuries, from broken bones
to gunshot wouiius, nro necessarily
frequent. For nowhere is the pursuit
of cither nuimals or fish so fraught
witli dilllciilty and peril.
Yet. although the barren laud is In
habited by nearly twelve thousand per
sons, while from tewenty to twenty
five thousand sail to It every year in
June and July to llsh for cod, there
was not a single doctor to be found
lu all Its thousand miles until ten
years ago, when tho Itoynl National
Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen sent
a little 07-ton sailing vessel, the Al
bert, there under Dr. Wilfred Grcn
fell. Month after month the little Albert
worked her way through Ice and snow
and gnle, through hundreds of miles
'if uncharted unit iinllghted waters,
iver reefs pounded by mountain seas,
eeklng out whom she might succor.
When her sull was seen men enmo In
skin kayaks, in birch canoes, In all
sorts of craft, crazy or stanch, bear
ing their sick and wounded to the
Too often the visitors were too lato
to do more than enso the dying mo
ments of some poor wretch. They
found whole settlements thnt had been
wiped out by diphtheria. In one place
they saw tho rudo graves, scooped Into
tho hnrd Laurentlnn rocks, of twenty
nine persons who had died absolutely
without any attempt at saving them.
They found one man whoso llttlo
one had frozen both her feet. There
was nothing In the whole settlement
with which to help her, nnd beforo
long both feet began to gangrene And
when tho Albert returned to St. John's
sho carried back the terrible story
of how tho unhappy father had been
forced nt last, being In utter despair
and knowing that It was tho only hopo
of saving the child from a death of
torture, to take a hatchet and cut off
both tho llttlo ono's feet.
Witli such knowledge as this to
sustain him, Dr. Grcnfell and his band
of doctors and nurses Drs. A. O.
Bobardt and Eltot Curwcn and tho
Misses Cecelia Williams and Ada Car
wardlno fought their way through
tho long seasons on tho const, and
then, on their brief visits to civiliza
tion, fought to arouse men to help
them In their efforts. Bit by bit they
obtained assistance. First they got
n rowboat. Then somebody olso
helped them to buy a steam launch.
Finally another sailing vossel was
added to their tiny fleet. But still
thoy know thnt all this wns merely a
scratching at tho outside of a moun
tain of misery. And they fought on
until now they have tho llttlo but
beautifully equipped steamship Strath
cona, given Inrgoly through iho efforts
of Lord Strathconn, while two hos
pitals aro ostubllflhod on the coast,
and ijne Is open in northern New
foundland, where the conditions ot
life are almost us hard.
Vet. still the service can only reach
n percentage of those who need It.
For through the w Intel months even
the brave lieaits on the Strnthronn
cannot lorco her tliioug'i the Ice thnt
girdles the coasts as with an Iron
ring. Then the doctors must sally
out in dog slc.lges to pay their sick
culls, and often they go Tor a hun
dred miles to find their patient.
Prom Nov. It to Match 2i Dr. Mae
pherson of the Battle Harbor hos
pital trawled l,s:i;i miles by sledge,
suowshoes mid boat mid paid 080
visits. He missed scatcel a hut or
a tenut on the whole roast from Paul's
river, above the Stialts of Belle Isle,
to itlgolet, under latitude 55. He
found twentysK dying persons, somo
of whom he saved, while lie made the
last hours at least easier for the lest,
lie found a woman who had been
walking around lor two weeks with
a broken and unset arm He stitched
up the foremaim of a fisherman who
had been lu ngony fioni a great gas t
mnilo many weeks befoie that never
Scurvy, another allllctlon that curses
the dwellers on the Inhospitable const,
wns found in many places. One case
had gone so fur that It hail produced
Internal hemorrhage mid requited ex
tensive operation. A crippled girl
was found mid i Mit by nog tentn to
the hospital, where she was cured suf
ficiently to enable her to move around
freely. A woman wns treated who was
dying from cancer. She Mad never
been seen by a doctor or Indeed by
nny one except poor, ignornnt persons
like herself, who had not tiled to do
anything to relieve her agony.
TRANSPLANT FISH IN LAKES.
Experiments In Wisconsin Canvas
backs Driven Away by Carp.
Tho Wisconsin Pish Commission
hns experimented largely lu the mat
ter of Irausplnutntlon and while its
work has been highly valuable It has
met with many failures, particularly
In tho way of Pacific Slope trout,
both of tho ordinary and steolhead
varieties. Unlnbows havo been
brought over, Dolly Vardens, tho
Mount Shasta trout, which, in its
native water Is a very vicious steel-
head Indeed, Montana trout and other
sorts of Balinonidip, but nothing has
been put into Wisconsin water yet
which Is as good as the native broolc
Moreover the state has many nmn
tour pisciculturists who put llsh Into
tho water with beneficial Intent nnd
lenvo other folk to have troublo with
them. Some of them aro lu the clns3
with men who brought English spar
rows to this country, tho San Joso
scale, tho Russian thistle and such
Somo time ago one of these well
meaning persons put n lot of German
enrp into Iiko Koshkonong. Kosh
konong llvo years ago was the great
est Inland water for ennvasback ducks
In tho world, since It wns matted
with wild celery and tho big fellows
enmo to it from u thousand miles
Tho carp havo eaten nil of tho
celery, ns well as forty million tons
of mud, and loaf about, rotund, sleepy,
happy and worthless, but there aro
Played Joke on Kitchener.
Years ago Kitchener was in com
mand of raw Arab troops at Korosko,
on the Nile. There with a few other
English officers he schooled In civil
ized warfare Sheik Arnold nnd his
wild tribesmen throughout tho long
summer months. And during tho
schooling somo one put up a Joko
upon tho Arab chieftain and taught
him and nil Ills nion to heave a harm
less and unwitting Insult nt their dis
tinguished lendor. Tho wliolo band,
yolllng wildly, used to dash down to
ward tho Nllo bank, on which was
Kitchener's tent, and halting sudden
ly used to snluto in these words:
"Kitchener damfool! Kitchener muf
fin man." It was a harmless Imbecil
ity, and Its object was as much
amused by It as any one, though, ot
course, tho snluto had to bo altered.
Lord Roberts in Fiction.
A character called Lord Roberts,
and representing the British Commander-in-Chief,
Is tho villain of a ro
mance entitled "Gold Fevor," now run
ning In tho Neues Wiener Joiirnnl of
Hero Is a specimen passago: "Lord
Roberts went suddenly pale, nlmoBt
sallow. Ho knew thnt everything de
pended upon tho successful carrying
out of his plans; but In spite of this
he soon regnlnod his composure. Only
nn oxtremely careful observer would
have noticed tho evil flicker of his
Needless to sny "Lord Roberts" U
hopelessly lu love with tho horoino.
for whom ho plays tho piano.
Germany has UO.OOO more women than men.
The Pulled States now has "..5 Hi nlllloiialres.
A single plant of i oil popp produces 50,000 seeda.
The woild now sends 1,250,000 teloginniH every tiny.
Tlieie are in London 52.000 people over 75 years old.
Turkey now exports C 000.000 woith of opium a year,
ltnlv makes eight millions a year out of foielgn visitors.
The eleven million Inhabitants of Slum ui-e only American Hour.
The demand for American goods Is Inn easing throughout Canada.
All the Mormons do not live lu I'tuh. There me 2.000 In Germany.
Evcr one of the large automobile factories Is Inr behind Its ordeis.
Tlieie me about 111.500 telegraph olllces now open lu tho whole woild.
Methodism has gained lu New Yoik city nearly 17 per cent since 1375.
The youngest bride in Berlin last year was sixteen, the oldest seventy-five.
Since 1S72 1.000 tulles of railroads hae been laid In tin) Japanese pinplm:
Berlin uses every eur nearly half a million tons of English and Welsh
An acre of sago palm will yield us much nourishment nn 1G',5 uerea of
One of the burroughs of London, England, has a motor Btrect-cleanltiR
From n 20-year-old mulberry tree 21S pounds of leaves have been picked
lu a year.
l'ranre has four classes of loads. They nre respectively 50, 10, 33, and 25
ft et w hie.
Tim nusudc against the billboard nuisance Is making headway In Buf
falo. N. Y.
Tea-pills are now sold. They run 1 1 to the ounce, and each maken a largo
nip of tea.
Rosewood Is to culled brenuso It exhales the fragrance of roses when
fri shly nit.
New England makes nearly (10 per cent of the boots nnd shoes made In
Sprlngllelil. Mass.. has Just celebrated her llftleth anniversary as a
Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Walsh of Brooklyn hns given nearly $800,000 to Cath
New Britain, Conn., was the first city In the Nutmeg state to put wire
The New York Board or Health has established u department for Pasteur
A- new railway Is to be built from Southern to Western Australia. It will
cost CI, 100.0110.
The newest hchoouer is ISO feet long nnd has Boven musts. She Is being
built lu Huston.
The Btazlllan coast city of Bahla has about 200,000 Inhabitants, who llvo
In 17,000 houses.
The golden tiara presented to thu Pope from English Romnn Catholics
will cost C 40.000.
Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Walsh, of Brooklyn, has given nearly $800,000 to
Baltlmote holds the world's record for negro population. It has 80,000
or tho 21,273 people who tiscended Mount Pllntus by rnll last summer
t',200 were British.
Over 1,000 bunches of grapes have appeared on a vine now growing near
Boren In the Tyrol.
The United Stntcs received from Germany during tho nineteenth century
Not n pound of all the coal burned In Switzerland Is dug within the bor
ders of that country.
No Interviews with Count Leo Tolstoy or Maxim Gorki mny now appear
lu the Russian press.
Two hundred nnd forty-nine European missionary societies keep 13,007
missionaries at work.
A two-thirds majority of tho cardinals' conclave Is necessary Tor the
election of u now Pope.
Prismatic Lake, In the Yellowstone Natlonnl park, is tho largest body ot
hot water lu tho world.
Horses, giraffes, and ostriches have the largest eyes of land animals;
cuttle-fish of sea creatures.
What was probnbly tho first public library In the United Stntes was started
In Charleston, S. C, In 1740.
The French government bus asked two ofTiduls to Investlgnte tho benefits
and detriments of tho trusts.
The father of M. Santos Dutnont has an estato on which 9,000 laborers cul
tivate 40.000,000 coffeo plants.
Tho Juneau-Skagwuy cable hns not been used for two months owing to a
break which cannot bo located.
Eight million bottles of nbslntho are yearly consumed lu Paris. This Is
double the consumption of 1895.
For brendmnklng purposes seven pounds of Ameiicnn flour nre snld to be
equal to eight pounds of English.
The biggest averngo farm In the world Is In South Australia, whero tho
average squatter holds 78,000 acres.
The most expensive and roomiest railway station in the world Is that of
the Peninsular Railroad at Bombay.
The number of ants In a nest varies from 12,293 to 93,094. These flgurea
are from a recent count of five nests.
There Is a mountain of salt near Cnrona, in Spain, which contains COO
million tons of almost pure rock-salt.
Modern Inks only date from 1798, at which date tho researches ot Dr.
Lewis lu tho chemistry ot Ink began.
Modern Inks only date from 1708, at which ilnto tho researches of Dr.
Lewis In the chemistry of Ink began.
Tho entire population of Malaga Island, off the mouth ot the Now Meadow
river, Maine, Is suffering from measles.
Wnkcs time Is a fair which occurs every year In each of the, croups of!
English towns which form the Potteries.
Mine. Isncescii, the Viennese lady swimmer, Is training for another attempt?
to swim tho English chniiuol this summer.
A banker, who Is a grnnd-nephew of Mendelssohn, has Just paid the record
price of 4,000 for a Struduniius violoncello. ;
There aro no less than 3,2(52 different species of fish Inhabiting the waters'
of Amerlcn north of the Isthmus of Panama.
Tho United States now own nineteen hnttleshlps, and conies next to'
England In this respect. Russia has sixteen.
Denmark'!! agricultural capital Is now 110 for each Inhabitant. This Is
more than double that in the United Kingdom.
An Eastern city boasts or n man who spent $1SC.C5 for cigars, and by
saving the wrappers secured a $15 suit of clothes.
Sweden nnd Denmark have no eoldlers who cannot read mid write. In
Russia's nrniy 70 per cent of the men nro Illiterate.
Seventy thousand cochineal insects go to a single pound ot dried cochineal,
Tho world's crop or cochineal Is from 300 to 500 tons.
Thero nro now only nbout 87.000,000 sheep In Australia. Drought has
reduced tho number by a quarter In tho past few yenrs.
Now York has 250 liotelB, London over 500. But New York's hotels will
hold nearly as many peoplo ns London's gi eater number.
Tho amount of merchandise transported by rail In the United States is
double that or 'all tho other nations of tho earth together.
In 1880 nn Austrnllun stockman, knngnroohunting, picked up an opal.
Since then Australia has exported 420,000 worth of opals.
It Is proposed at Duluth, Minn., that the local branch of the Salvation
tinny shnll add street denning to Its many other activities.
Indiannpotls now holds the record In rapid hog killing; 3,298 hogs were
recently turned Into pork, sausages, etc., within five hours.
Connecticut pays a bounty of $1 for ench fox killed within Us borders.
Lnst year tho payments on this nccount amounted to $1,272.
Salmon-traps ure forbidden by law In Cannda, Therefore, salmon costs
13 rents apiece In Canada, but only one cent over tho border.
The oldest known petroleum-well Is that at Znnto, one of the Ionian
Islands. Oil has been obtained from It for nearly 3,000 years.
While a square dance represents only hnlf a mile of walking or moving,
an average waltz takes dancers over three-quarters of a mllo.
A whlto badger, which Is almost as great a rarity as a white blackbird,
v.ns killed recently by the Axe Vale (England) badger hounds.
In the palm of the hmid there nro 2,500 pores to tho square Inch. If these
poros wero united end to end they would moasure about five miles.
Greenland glnclers average 1,000 feet In thickness, move 50 feet a day, and
discharge Into tho sea four square miles of Ice yearly 1,000 foet thick.
Four thousand foreigners were expelled by the police from Franco last
year; 1,500 of these wero Spaniards, 1,300 Belgians, and 500 Germans.
It will probnbly bo a surprlso to learn that Mnry Is tho most popular
nume among actresses. Next In number are contractions of Eleanor.
The total number of farms In Alabama Is given at 223,220, of which
129,137 nre opeiuted by white farmers nnd 91,083 by colored farmers.
Tho blggeBt casting over ordered wns recntly mado at Chostor, Pennsyl
vania. It was for the propellor-shaft of n steamer, and weighed over CO tons.
Four railway lines now connect Mexico with the United States. In 1880
there was only one railroad in Mexico, leadlnu from the capital to Vera Cruz.
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