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Anti-suffragists claim that almost
as mauy women as men take oat li
ceses to sell liquor.
New York state has now 61 countier
instead of 60, as heretofore. Th«
new oue is named Nassau, and com
prises that part of Queens not in
eluded in the metropolis.
It is easy to imagine the spirit o;
the brave old Farragut looking down
with an expression of approval on the
work of his former lieutenant ii
Manila bay. Dewey learned his trad«
nnder the hero of Mobile bay.
t A writer in the Electrical Reviev
inclines to the opinion that as the
electric motor superseded the horse
car, so the jterfection of paving will
ultimately do away with rails aud cur
rents altogether, and automobile vehi
cles rule supreme.
There are still a great many foxes
in Connecticut, but not as many as
tbere were a little while ago, 286 hav
ing been killed in Tolland and Wind
ham counties since November 1 last.
One man in Coventry has bought the
pelts of them all, aud also 100 from
The machine-made American file has
come into such sharp competition witb
the European hand-made implement
that legislation against the American
production may soon be expected.
One Indiana firm recently shipped in
a single order to an English cych
manufacturing company 618 dozen
files. The same concern ships largelj
t > France, Germany, Russia, Austria,
Norway and Denmark.
English diet affords an example o)
the antiquated mode of life iu Eng
land. Nothing could be more primi
tive than the preparation of English
dishes. They consist of a huge fat
piece of bu 1 >ck. sheep or pig. If th«
meat is lean, as in poultry, fat is sup
plied by haunches of bacon. Th»
motto of these conservative islauden
is: "What our forefathers did and
flourished on is good enough for us.'.
It is a trifle discouraging to the New
York Tribune to hear that Russiar
sympathy has been given to Spain be
cause the United States is friendh
w ith Great Britain. This country if
friendly toward Russia too, and re
members and appreciates Russia'i
friendship for it when that friendshij
was of inestimable value. But tore
tain Russia's friendshij), is it neces
sary for us to quarrel with every na
tion with which Russia is not on the
best of terms?
The postoflice department has beer
Q favorite roosting place for newspapei
men. Benjamiu Franklin, the first
postmaster general, belonged to th«
noble profession of newspaper mak
ers. Amos Kendall left an editorial
desk to become postmaster general ir
Van Buren's cabinet. Montgomery
Blair, Lincoln's postmaster genera),
was an editor, and Thomas L. James,
our best postmaster general, perhaps,
began life as a newspaper man. Now
we have as postmaster general C'harlei
Emory Smith, one of the ablest anc
most successful editors in theconntry
Fays the Chicago Times-Herald,—
British naval experts have not hesi
tated to confirm the general belie'
that the chief superiority of thf
American navy lay in the fact that OUJ
seamen are more thoroughly drilled
in the art of handling the guns of thi
modern navy, and that our ensineerf
are also better trained in operating
the complex and powerful machinerj
of the modern battleship. The Yanke«
has been noted as a good marksman
ever since he shot at the Britishers
who marched up the redoubt at Bun
ker Hill. That reputation was still
more firmly established when he tilled
the British ship Guerriere full of
holes in the war of 1812, while th«
British gunuers sent their shots intc
the sails of the Constitution.
Careful measurements by govern
ment engineers have revealed the fact
that twenty thousand second-feet of
water iu'e lost from the Missouri rivei
in its-course from one point in Mon
tana to another some hundred miles
or so down the stream. This extraor
dinary leakage,enough to make a'very
considerable river of itself, has been
somewhat of a puzzle to scientists]
but the recent success of Dakota farm
ers, away to the east and south oi
these points on the Missouri, in sink
ing artesian wells shows where it haf
gone. As geologists had declared
that there would not be any water ir
these Dakota lands, and tbe flon
proves to be remarkably abundant, II
is believed that the farmers hav«
tapped the water which leaks from th«
big hole in the Missouri river away
up in Montana.
It begins to look as if the most seri
ous obstacle in the way of college athw
letic contests this year might be thi
departure of a majority of the
for the war.
The more important German jour
nals have ceased to attack the United
States, as the result of a hint from
the government. They now recognize
that the German interests lie with the
fortunes of the Americans.
When ' the Gordon Highlanders
went into action at Pargai, India, it
appears, from the confession of one of
the wounded pipers, that each of the
six pipers sent ahead played a differ
ent tune. In spite of this the Gordons
Out of the three and a half
millions who form the population of
inner London, one million and a half,
representing 300,000 householders,
pay more or less frequent visits to the
pawnbroker, and some thirty million
articles are annually pledged within
the above area.
Speaking of the rapidity of thought
an English scientist says that "if the
skiu be touched repeatedly with light
blows from a small hammer, the brain
will distinguish the fact that the blows
are separate, and not a continuous
pressure, even when they follow one
another as rapidly as one thousand in
There has been a very marked in
terest shown of late in Europe in
American-made shoes, as evinced by
consular reports, and through the
newspapers. The shoe manufactur
ers of the United States are taking
special pains to make a magnificent
display in this line at the Paris Expo
sition, various houses having sent out
circulars stating facts iu regard to
space, privileges, etc.
The partition of China will throw
open to the world its vassal state
Thibet, a country famous for its churl
ish and cruel inhabitants. The Chi
nese yellow book describes it with
comparative detail, and says that it is
very poor, but is rich in minerals,
which none is allowed to use. Strange
to say, the womeu of the land enjoy
more freedom than their sisters in
China or India, and are said to be
comely and intelligent. The records
declare that Thibet was more populous
and prosperous in ancient times,when
it paid a handsome tribute annually to
the Chinese kings or emperors.
The historic pen which, guided by
the haud and brain of the president
of the United States, traced the name
of William McKinley beneath the
declaration of war between the Amer
ican Republic and the kingdom of
Spain is now the personal property
of William Alden Smith, congressman
from Grand Rapids, Mich. The pen
is doubly valuable because it was used
by the speaker of the House, and the
president of the Senate for the same
purpose. The war bill was signed
first by Mr. Reed, who gave the pen to
Mr. Smith, who took it to Vice-
President Hobart. The final scene
was made by President McKinley later
in the day, and the pen was then given
to Mr. Smith.
That daring exploit of Lieutenant
Fremont, in landing in Cuba recalls
that of Lieutenant Hunter, familiarly
known at the time as "Alvarado"
Hunter, who,during the Mexican war,
arrived off the town of Alvarado, in
California, and, without waiting for
the co-operation of the laud forces,
which had not yet arrived, summoned
the town to surrender, and had the
American flag floating over it when
his supports arrived. He was court
martialed for disobedience of orders,
suspended, and shortly afterward pro
moted to a higher position in the ser
vice. He took desperate chances, and
was successful. If he had failed he
might have caused the miscarriage
of the whole expedition.
Says the Buffalo Commercial:—
Most people will be surprised at the
statement that Great Britain is now
importing golf clubs from America;
but it is a fact, according to the state
ment of Charles S. Cos, an English
man long resident in America, who,
on his return home, stated that he hail
no difficulty in obtaining orders for
8000 clubs from the larger dealers in
golf goods in Scotland nud England.
The reason for this is asserted to be
that the American clubs ure better
made and better finished than those
that can be obtained at home at any
thing like the same price. The in
formation is surprising, because golf
is a novelty iu the United States,
scarcely a generation old, while it has
flourished in Scotland for centuries.
Coals to Newcastle would have seemed
o feeble simile to sending American
golf outJHs to Great Britaiu,
The little lady shakes her head. Oh, you may trust the fickle vane
And TOWS that she will never wed; That only points to veer ugalu,
But even while tbe tale ebe tells, But not the dainty little bead
There comes a sound of wedding-bells I Tbat shakes to say sbe will not wed.
Charles Henry Webb, in Beribner's.
2 * TALE LIRE. £
The starry emblem of freedom, float
ing from a tall Hag-staff 011 the parade
ground at Fort Bufo:d, swayed grace
fully in the afternoon breeze. The
small expanse of turf that sloped down
to the swiftly-rolling Missouri was
dotted with trim buildings which had
seemingly won a martial appearance
from their occupants. A chill was no
ticeable in the air, though June
reigned, and countless mosquitoes
reigned also, hovering in dense swarms
over the willows near the river's edge
—mosquitoes whose spiteful sting was
altogether out of proportion to their
size. Even the stoical Indians from
the Gros Ventres village, two miles
north, just over the boundary line in
Montana, were visibly affected by
these übiquitous pests and wared
eugles' wings before their impertur
bable grave faces as they stood upon
the banks while a cargo of military
supplies was being unloaded from a
Hither and thither, across the pa
rade-ground,figures in blue were mov
ing slowly—soldiers with tbe dull,
apathetic countenances characterizing
so many troops upon the northwestern
frontier. But today there was a bright
ening of faces, a quickening of steps,
for the "down-river" had brought let
ters from the States and home.
An unusually generous mail, too.
Several men laughed when they saw
Zaek Braytou with a deeper bronze 011
his cheeks and a letter in his hand.
He had never been known to receive
one since the coming of the company
to Fort Buford. He was a tall, awk
ward fellow, one of those shambling
men who suggest some mistake on the
part of nature in choosing material too
hastily. He stood now just outside
the gymnasium,the letter fluttering in
his grasp, the torn envelope crushed
in one strong hand. He had read it
over twice and was beginning at the
first page again, mumbling it indis
"You and me ain't so much 1o
each other as husband and wife
oughter be. Jf we had, you wouldn't
never have gone away. I've kept si- |
lence a long time, waiting for you to ,
say you cared, but you don't say that
yet; and now it's my cough and the j
strange feelings all over me that |
makes me write. The doctor says it j
won't be long—and there's little Jim j
and the baby* —"
He stopped suddenly and crumpled j
the pitiful scrawl in his brawny list
and pushed the back of h a hand across I
his deep-set eves.
"I don't know rightly what I'll do,"
he began, desperately, and then he
straightened up as a comrade ap- !
"Lots of news, Zaek?" he queried
in a teasing way.
The man looked at his interlocutor
with a dazed expression.
"How's all the folks?" persisted the
A puzzled expression settled 011
Zaek Brayton's face. He dug one
foot doggedly into the turf. "It ;
warn't her fault—never!" he mut- !
"Olio! It was a lover's quarrel,
hey?" quizzed the soldier.
"No; it warn't no quarrel," fiercely
replied Zaek, and then he as suddenly
Ten minutes later Zaek Brayton
stood more awkwardly than ever be
fore the highest authority in the fort.
That officer had received pleasant
news from home, and he unbent his
military dignity to a surprising decree
and was chatting merrily with several
"Well, my man?" was his remark
when Zaek's presence was noticed.
The private saluted awkwardly. He
began to speak in a low, hesitating
"Beggin* yer pardon, colonel, but
I've got a word I'd like to say—least
"Talk to your captain," interrupted
the officer, recalling his dignity now.
He was tired of hearing complaints,
and there had been too many of late.
"Not as I'd oughter bother you,sir;
bnt the fact is—"
"Well, speak out; whit is it?" said
the officer, with some show of impa
A dull wave of color arose in the
private's face. He had never seemed
so ponderously awkward.
"My wife," he began,huskily; "she
is sick, an' I 'lowed maybe you had a
wife, colonel, an' you'd know how—"
"Where is she?"
"Back in Missoury."
"And you want a furlough? It's
impossible, sir. If we heeded half
the requests we shouldn't have a sol
dier left 011 his post. Don't you sec,
my good fellow?"
"Yes, sir," replied Zaek, simply.
When he was clear of the quarters
he leaned against a post as if needing
support of some sort. Yet Zaek was
a strong man certainly.
The soldiers quizzed him a good
deal, in a rough manner,at mess,about
his love-letter. He did not utter a
word in reply, but there was an un
usual look of determination settling
down upon his uncouth features,form
ing into hard lines they had never no
The days at Fort Buford are long in
June. There is no evening.
In this high latitude the sun cheats
you out of the evening hours and sets
at nearly 10 o'clock. A detachment
of troops were assisting the steamboat
roustnbouts in unloading military gup
plies. At dark, flambeaux were flar
ing from the boat's guards, by the
light of wbjch they completed their
labors. Then the bluecoats marched
back to the barracks, preceded by a
train of government wagons.
A few roustabouts, huddled npon
the boiler-deck, were grumbling unit
edly about some trifle, as Missouri
river roustabouts have a habit of
doing. The night became very dark
at last— so dark that even had one
been looking in that direction he
would not have notifced a man who
crept out of the willow-bog and, step
ping cautiously into an Indian "bull
boat" at the wharf,drifted off with the
swift current, under cover of the
In a few moments, at best, the man's
absence from the fort would be dis
covered. It was one chance in a hun
dred, but Zaek Brayton took that
chance and floated down the river.
The lights of the steamer receded in
the darkness; not a sound broke the
stillness save the plash, plash of his
paddle. Bending forward, straining
his eyes to catch the first glimpse of
danger in whatever form, the current
bore him 011.
"Only for her—her and the chil
dren," he muttered under his breath,
while his eyes grew moist. He wiped
them hastily, as though anyone could
perceive his weakness.
On—on! The water undulated
greatly under the boat as he floated
011 its broad, dark bosom. Now the
current set in near the shore,and mys
terious sounds were borne out to him
from those wild forest depths—sounds
neither man nor beast could make. A
lone owl hooted dismally from a tree
top. Instantly the woods seemed
alive with strange responses. He felt
awed and heaved a sigh of relief when
the current bore him far out into the
stream once more.
With the first flush of dawn the sol
dier guided his primitive craft to the
shore, drew it up out of the water and
managed to hide the unwieldy bulk in
the bushes. He looked at the stretched
buffalo skin with a flection, thinking
what a good turn it was doing him.
All day he lay concealed in the vicin
ity, not a mouthful of food entering
his lips. With the gathering darkness
he was soon afloat, bound for "down
river" and the old Missouri home.
He could scarcely tell the number
of days after a while; he did not
care to keep account. All he desired
was to escape those who were doubt
less pursuing him. Wandering In
dians gave him food when he dared
seek it. He held his breath when he
passed the forts and settlements 011
the river banks in the night. He
even fancied that the beatings of his
heart could be heard on either shore.
"If F.lviry knowed how it war," he
said to himself, "she might be
a-prayin' fur me, as she uster."
The thought gave him renewed
courage. He bent to the paddle with
a giant's strength, and the bull-boat
went along faster than the current,yet
could not keep pace with his impa
At length he began to chuck'.e grim
ly with sa'isfaction. Hour by hour
he felt that he was Hearing home. In
dian wigwams 110 longer dotted the
plains. Dark objects loomed up on
the hills, which he knew to be school
houses or churches. Steamboats
fa'sed more frequently, and he was
obliged to use great caution in avoid
ing them, although few ever remained
out in the river late at night. Still he
chuckled, for every hour lessened the
danger. They would never look for
him so far down river, surely—they
would think he had fled toward the in
"Tomorrow night," he assured him
self, "I'll leave the river 'and tramp
His face brightened; the sky, the
river, the plain took up a new expres
sion of hopefulness.and the remainder
of that night his paddles dipped un
"P'r'haps she ain't quite so bad off
as the doctor thinks, arter all. an' I
kin take care of her now; an' I'd just
work for her." He dropped the pad
dles a moment as a pleased smile
crept over his bronzed face.
"Ah! the chillern has growed like
The heavens seemed to don nil an
swering smile, the east bursting into
a rosy glow, while the distant hills
and rolling prairies assumed new and
delicate tints < 112 beautiful summer
"It ain't the wust sott o' world,artev
all—it can't be so bad az ull that," he
went on, disconnectedly.
Yet all aroumt him the river rushed
in a discolored, rapid flood. The
"June rise" was sweeping down from
the northern mountains; the unsightly
saud-bars lay concealed beneath the
dashing waves; logs, trees, debris of
various kinds, went whirling past.
Once the carcass of a buffalo—shot
needlessly by some passenger on an
up-river boat, doubtless—bore down
against him, and he was obliged to
push away with his paddle.
"How they must a' growed!" he re
peated to himself,cheerily. It seemed
as though he had been away a cen
tury. His head drooped, as a succes
sion of homely incidents passed
through his quickened brain.
A village, with its white-spired
church, rose from the nearer bauk.
The boat.cnrried around in an abrupt
bend sud suddenly deflected from it«
course by a strong eddy, hea led di
rectly for that shore. The wary voy
ager,yielding for one instant to a sud
den sense of security and repose, sat
with drooping face and made no re
There was a sudden shock. The lit
tle boat bumped violently against a
\ snag, and some one cried out from the
I guards of a steamboat at that moment
i preparing to push out into the stream.
| The startled soldier lifted his head
and sat as though petrified. A detach
ment of United States troops met his
(Suddenly he seized the paddle with
frantic haste. Would Elviry never
know how he had tried?
An officer was standing on the lower
"A deserter, by Heaven!" he ex
claimed to the sergeant at his side.
Then, in a stentorian voice, he com
"Pull in shore, if you value your
But the man in the boat paid 110 at
tention. He began to push out with
rapid,energetic strokes. How clumsy
the craft seemed to him then —how
slowly the distance widened between
him and the dreaded foe!
Cold beads of perspiration glistened
on his face. The morning sunshine,
flooding the river with gi lden beams,
showed clearly his tense, agonized ex
pression with startling vividness.
If he could only reach the other
side! Then Elviry and the children—
"Halt, you fool!"
Znck Brayton pulled away with the
unreasoning, desperate energy of de
There was a hurried order, the
tramp of feet on deck, followed by a
fiery flash and the sharp crack of mus
The deserter arose to his full height
in the toppling canoe. His hands
clutched the air, and then his stalwart
form sank into the rushing, turbid
waves of the Missouri.
Only the little boat, aimless and un
guided,drifted 011 toward "down-river"
—and Elviry.—New York News.
UUAINT AND CURIOUS.
Greece has 152 newspapers.
Australia sends cocoauut oil to Eng
Thunder can be heard nine miles
Persia has only women carpet
All beggars ia Italy must be duly
Gloves made of frogskin are the lat
France gathers a window tax on
more than nine million houses.
A map of Jerusalem in mosaic, over
1500 year old, has been found in Pal
The River Jordan makes the freit
est descent in the shortest distal ce of
almost any stream.
The entire collection of coins and
medals in the British Museum consists
of nearly 250,000 specimens.
A pair of lovers in New Jersey who
have been engaged since 183!) have
just issued cards for their wedding.
There is a clock in Brussels which
has never been wound b F human
hands. It is kept going I y the wind.
From 1868 to 1881 it is estimated
that no less than 31,000,000 buffaloes
were slaughtered on the great plains
of the United States.
Nearly 1,200,000 pouuds of colors
are used by the United States gov
ernment annually for printing paper
money, revenue and postage stamps.
Veneer cutting has reached such
perfection that a single elephant's
tusk, thirty inches long, is now cut
into a sheet of ivory 150 inches long
and 20 inches wide.
In the great volcano district of Ice
land there is a whole inountai 1 coin
posed of eruptive clays aud pure white
sulphur. A beautiful grott > pene
trates the western slope to an nukn iwn
The new British battleship I npla
cable is to cost over #5,00.1, mo ', the
largest sum ever spent in tlie build
ing of a man-of-war. The armor
plates alone will cost jf750,000, and the
guns nearly as much.
In the reign of Elizabeth the wear
ing of hats was considered a sign of
luxury. By an act of Parliament
every person above the age of seven
years, and under a certain degree, wa a
obliged 011 Sundays and holidays to
wear a woolen cap, made in England
and finished by some of the fraternity
Envelopes cannot be tampered with
to remove their contents in the mails
without revealing the theft if a new
safety device is used, which consists
of a piece of material to be inserted
in the envelope directly under the ad
dress, which becomes damp and blurs
the writing when the back of the en
velope is steamed or soaked to open
Evaporation of t'anaua*.
The American consul at Nicaragua re
] oi tsthat experiments are being made
there to deve'op an industry of evap
orating bananas, and that a trial ship
ment has been made to this country.
If successfully establishe 1, this indus
try will be of the utmost importance
to many Central American states. The
men engaged in the experiment, ac
cording to consular reports, have no
practical knowledge of tlys business of
drying the fruit, but if it/was taken up
by men experienced in/the manufac
ture of machinery bud appliances
adapted to the evaporation of fruits,
a modification to suit this case could
easily be devised, and there would be
an immense demand for such machines
immediately. At present there are
millions of bananas yearly thrown
away or alio ted to rot 011 the ground
because they aro to j small or too ripe
for shipment to the United States.
MISTER SOJSW MAN.
I ain't got time ter fool wid you,
Mister Bojer man; \
Never did look good In blue,
Mister Hojer Man.
'Sides dat, I got my wuk ter do-
Feed myself and fatnbly. too:
Ain't got time ter fool wid you,
Mister Hojer Man!
Go 'long now. en fight yo' fight,
Mister Sojer Man;
Fling dem bombshell lef en right,
Mister Sojer Miin.
. Got ter hoe dat cotton white, J
Keeii dat uutgrass out er sight;
Go long now. en fight yo' light,
Mister Sojer Man!
He—l m saddest when I sing. She
—Well, Low do you suppose I feel.
First Mormon—And what has shaken
your belief in polygamy? Second
Mormon (with a sigh) —My four
First Critic—There's no excuse for
that man trying to play Hamlet. Sec
ond Critic—Yes, there is! He's get
ting paid for it.
"Tell the class what an island is,
Sammy." "Yes'm; an island is a '
body of land surrounded by United
Governess—l never in my life saw
a little girl so wilful, exacting, cross
and unreasonable as you are. Little
Girl—l dess 1 takes after my step
Governor of the Prison—What is
the cause of this unseemly delay?
Jailer—That expert headsman you en
gaged from the college is sterilizing
"Some are ready togo to war the
moment they are needed," remarked
the observer of men and things, "and
others the moment they are not
Watts—They tell me that there are
more than 50,000 tramps in this conn
try. Dismal Dawson—Don't you be
lieve it. More'll half of 'em is only
"That widow who sued for SIOOO
damages because a man hugged her
has been awarded #l." "How Mas
that? Did the evidence show that she
edged up a little?"
"Sometimes," said Uncle Eben,
"er young man dat hub a lot o' push
makes de mistake ob applyiu' it all ter
de bicycle ob pleasure 'stid ob savin*
some foil de wheelbarrow of neces
Hicks—Dumleigh is not w hat you
would call a brilliant conversational
ist. Wicks—Xo; bill? then, there is
one thiug in his favor. He is never
troubled by having people plagiarise
his good tilings.
"My son," said the aged politician,
"it is better, especially when you are
talking about the enemies in your own
party, to use only soft and honeyed
words. They are much easier to eat,
should occasion nrise."
"Excuse me, but it seems to me
that I must have met you before. Are
you not a brother or u near relative of
Major Gibbs?" "Xo, Im Major Gibbs
himself." "Ah, indeed, that explains
the remarkable resemblance."
Doctor—You must give up drink
ing. and Mr. Sickly—l never
touch a drop. Doctor—And stop
smoking. Mr. Sickly—l don't smoke.
Doctor—Humph! that's bad: if you
haven't anything to give up, I'm
afraid I cau't do much for you.
Lawyer Banks—De Cree, I saw a
man today who had just got back from
Alaska with §IO,OOO in gold strap] e.l
about hi) waist. De Cree—Why
didn't he carry it in his pockets?
Lawyer Banks—l guess his wife was
Toi'toisex I'acil im Gems.
Brazilian l>eauties\ire said to wear
fireflies in their hair, which give- n
chance to poets of rhapsodizing on h
stellar crowns of its ebon night. But
what bard could sing of the reptile
gem which an ingenious jeweler of the
Rue Royale of Paris has invented foi
his fashionable customers? This is a
jeweled tortoise. The little live crea
ture, no bigger than a five-franc piece,
is kept prisoner by a slender gold
chain eight or ten inches in length, so
that it can ramble over its lady own
er's neck and shoulders. Not being
of itself a thing of beauty.it has beauty
forced upon it and is compelled tobeni
a precious jewel on its back. Does it
hurt? The Parisian Society for the
Protection of Animals sent to inquire,
but found the small creatures appar
ently contented and torpidly happy.
They may not have been conscious
that they had risen in the world's es
teem from a crown to §lO or SI 00, but
they are perfectly aware that their
feelings had been no whit wounded.
The gems which adorn them are, id
fact, arranged in a platinum setting,
which is clasped to the margins of the
carapace —a dorsal shield composed ol
bone and horn, which does not sutler
from neuralgia, as it has no nerves.
Of course, it is the proper thing to be
shocked at this freak of fashion as a new
French enormity, but the beet society
has not adopted it. As for.the cruelty
of it, it may, perhaps, surprise the
tortoise to be remove 1 from its native
mud and moisture, but could hardly
annoy anything soplaeid and purpose
less.' It does not suffer at the hands
of its decorators, as do ladies who
have ears or noses or lips pierced foi
Koyal Family of Hoxew.
Boxing is a favorite sport of tli6
Danish-royal family, Prince Valdemai
being the best boxer among theu.
When he challenged the late Emperoi
111 of Russia, howerer, he met more
than his match. King George o)
Greece is also skilled with tut gloves, v
The present Emperor of Russia, o.t I
his travels around the world, used tc,|
have a bout vitli Prince George ol I
Greece every morning on the bridgt i
if the steamer.