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, Md IsfeftthB ftfcott the Wrild ott* ttontM EAR tHB M08t E^EGANt WAN THE WORL5. A. nettttre Stream on tvhlcb In the Sea- Iftft There Is Always a Crowd and Yet Meaty of fcootti—The Trip from osford to ttlchthoaA a Delightful fctnerlence. i rive* Thames is the most impot- tftbt as it is the most beautiful Water : in the world. It is to London and the adjacent counties what the Charles tiver should atnl can by the diligence ' public spirit be to Boston and the adjacent towns. With the hope of stirring this public spirit and showing what the . English do With their beautiful river, and how they manage it, how they pay for its. maintenance as a water park, I present what follows: The Thames, counting all its turnings and twistings and not measuring by a direct line, runs something like 200 miles from its source to the sea. On its banks are 10 counties, including London, having a population of 8,500,000 people and a ratable Valuation of about $800,000,000. It drains, with its tributaries, an area of more than 6,000 square miles. Until it enters the county of London it is distinctly a river of pleasure. From the western border of tho county of London to the sea, a distance of sixty odd miles, it is a highway of commerce. By its aid London has become the greatest port in the world. ft is of the Thames as a pleasure stream that I propose to write, but it is well to understand at the outset that the river from start to finish as a water park and as a commercial highway is under the control of a single authority called "the Thames conservancy." For purposes of administration the river is technically divided into two parts—the upper and tho lower. The upper portion is practically what I have already indicated as the water park or pleasure section, and with that portion only am I now concerned. One sees the upper Thames at its best from the middle of May'to the end of September. Between those dates the trip down stream, say from Oxford to Richmond, a journey of 100 miles, is one pf the most delightful experiences that can come to a lover of outdoor pastime. The best way to see the stream is to row or punt or paddle down the river, stopping overnight at any pleasant inn you may come to and making the journey in easy stages of about 20 miles a day. In this way you see spme of the loveliest portions of the English country to the best advantage and under ideal conditions. This journey is a favorite one with thousands of people, and the facilities for undertaking it in comfort are abundant. In fact, the Thames abounds in facilities for outdoor pleasure. At every few miles there are boathouses and inns, and almost anywhere you can put up on the banks for a day's picnic. From end to end of the course, now on one side of the stream and now on the other, there is a towing path for the free use of the public. Wherever the path shifts from one side of the stream to the other there is a ferry station. There are some 40 locks on the Thames. At each lock there are keepers always on duty, and they reside in pretty cottages 011 the banks. Most of the looks are supplied with inclined roller ways, over which small boats can be easily taken if you prefer not to wait for a passage through the lock. Many of the Thameside towns have an annual rowing regatta, each of which makes for its district the great fete day of the year. The chief of these regattas is that at Henley, whose fame is known to amateur oarsmen the world over. A Thames fete day affords one of tho most delightful spectacles that can be imagined. The course is literally covered with small boats. The bright costumes of tho occupants give a sprinkling of welcome color to the scene. The festivity is indeed a water carnival. The houseboats, which make an important part of the fleet, line the banks and are decked with flowers and bunting, and at night every craft is gayly illuminated. On these occasions the old saying that "the English take their pleasures sadly" is again disproved, for a jollier and more delightful festa is nowhere to be found in Europe. Besides, no matter how great the crowd or how high the spirits of it, the order of the day is perfectly kept. Perhaps the rough element of the community does not care for these water sports. Perhaps the upper river is too far from the haunts of the turbulent, but whatever the cause the fact remains that gala days on the Thames are as notable for good manners as for good fun, and no matter how huge the throng (there may be a seemingly solid mile of small craft packed across the river from bank to bank) yet the whole business is so well managed that when the time comes to clear the course for rucing the way is easily made by the regatta authorities and the officers of the Thames conservancy. —Bos- Herald. Poll One of Uncle Sam's most faithful tf F servants in Maine, but one that draws 1 $9 salary, lives at the Portland Head lighthouse. This is a large gray parrot, |Q* Jjrpught from Africa some time ago and |p presented to the keeper of the light. ;Jj?be bird soon noticed that when the fog ; heg a n to blow in from the ocean some- ijpdy would cry out: "Fog coming in I v . JSlow the born!" One day the fog sud' I denly began to come~in thick, and »o • pne noticed it, as they were all busy. Jppll noticed this and croaked out; "Fog ^puling in! Blow the horn!" And n,ow .wbeneveyfog is perceptible Poll /never, "-•"--•>- f 0 give warning.^-Lewiston Jour? Jagson says you seldom see real conciliation unless you find a man. who bis own letter in a news.- lite and fetietton 6f til Most* And ttttto* A popular fallacy tells us that 6 cuckoo lays fHJgs in another bird's nest She does not. She lays eight eggs oil the ground. The eggs are iit size, color, spots and shape ih accordance with the information obtained, say, in Leigh woods: Out of the eight eggs five or si* would closely resemble the hedge sparrow's. The other two might be those of a titlark, a wren or a linnet. Her male friends — about thtee or four to, -each lady — now coine forward, select each an egg and carry it in its mouth to the nest of the prearranged foster mother. Only otte cuckoo egg is placed in one nest. If he finds a cuckoo has preceded him on the same errand, he seeks another cradle, knowing in a moment, amid all the eggs present, the cuckoo pedigree. The deluded mother hatches the intruder with her own brood, and the interloper, having the faculty of being hatched sooner than the others, is of course the first to come out of his shell. He manages to wriggle underneath his brothers and sisters and presents them as a heave offering to the expectant rodents, mice, rats, stoats and what not, and within 12 hours of his existence is the supreme occupier of the nest. He keeps his black mouth wide open continually, which the father and mother of the departed chickens as constantly fill until his body is too big for his home, and he departs therefrom forever. The cuckoo leaves the last week of July. Ho is a restless being, like the soul of John Brown, always marching on. After leaving Europe he begins in the north of Africa and ends ab the Cape of Good Hope, whence he returns to Europe in the spring. Why does he go away and why come back? Food — the food he loves — the hairy caterpillar. He will eat other grubs, but these are his hourly bread. It has been estimated in round numbers that out of every 100 hairy caterpillars that wriggle into life 99 are devoured by cuckoos. Everywhere nature is careful to maintain her balance. The cuckoo keeps down the millions of billions of hairy caterpillars and preserves our cornfields from being eaten up by hedge sparrows. The cuckoo is a born conservative, and as long as he lives returns annually to the neighborhood of his birth. — Western (England) Press. THE ZODIACAL LIGHT. A Phenomenon In Nature Commonly Known as "the Sun Drawing Water." Sometimes in tho evening, some little time before and during twilight, and sometimes—though rarer—before and during sunrise, a close observer may detect peculiar, f anlike streams of darker and lighter shading across the sky. Thcso streaks, of which tho plainer ones may number from four to six, together form a triangle, with its base on the horizon and extending out at varying altitudes. This appearance still holds rank as an unexplained phenomenon in nature. It occurs only occasionally. There may be a fine illustration 011 a given evening, and while there may be a week of clear sunsets succeeding not a trace of the streaks will bo visible. From this it would seem that a particular atmospheric condition must be one of the factors in its production. The assumption would be supported by numerous analogies not necessary to enumerate. In the proper atmosphere, then, let it be assumed that the streaks are due to alternate lines of shade and light. Now, let something to some extent obstruct the rays of the sun which has set, either an impediment in the distant landscape or an unseen cloud, the combination at the proper angle with the observer's vision, and it is probable that he may approach a solution of the long standing puzzle. The f anlike appearance is such for the same reason that the lines in a brick wall leading away from the observer seem to focalize to a center, as do also railway tracks seemingly come together in the distance. These zodiacal lines are undoubtedly parallels, as are lines of cloud streaks that to our vision seem to point to a common starting point. It is more than probable that this modest and unobtrusive streaking of the clear evening sky has been unsolved because of its very simplicity. It is sprobably only a modification of what is commonly known as "the sun drawing water." —Pittsburg Dispatch. Worn out Machinery, The Right Hon. Sir George Grey, K. 0. B., of New Zealand, now visiting England, says in the Illustrated London News: "I, call myself a conservative. Old machinery won't drive a new world. The old changes and must be replaced. Take the woman's vote, which is now a hard and fast and excellent fact in New Zealand. You'll have it in England by and by, but for the present yoa are losing half the intellect of the nation, and more, I wake bold to say, than half the virtue of the nation." The News describes Sir George Grey as "one of the greatest English proconsuls of the century, the first statesman in the affection and achievements of Australian democracy," ^hjs tostir mony is all the pore weighty in the case of New Zealand, where not only tho white but the Maori women as well are admitted to the franchise, a reliance upon principles of justice which should bhame America's nnifoyw expediency nnd distrust of equal rights,—Boston Woman's Journal. . 50E5 If SOLVE A MV§f trW 6P STANDING? {Jetting notice tfoit you have, at. ^ got acquainted wi$h your next door neighbor/ who has Jjyfid alongside of ypu for the j>,ast }0 years, M*u P'AyJW**¥ej, we were i!u,oe(} told MrJ fitter** 4* emfrnt find Bl» fcaclJi* CSfStt*— Mrt 6* Affe-Somethtntf *hat Wilt fce tieularl? Interesting id tfOrteffttih The racing season had began, and iti consequence Satatoga was thronged with visitors. The hotels were SfoWded, and the cottages had long since been taken. f he balmy air, the Sight of magnificent equipages, handsome, Well dressed mett ind beautiful women all conspired to drive away care, no matter what one's krotible might be. So I thought as, comfortably seated In a huge rooking chair, 1 looked about me from the piazza of the Grand Union hotel one glorious morning in July, 188*-. All the people near me seemed intent on discussing only one subject** vis, racing. I renjetaber distinctly to have caught several times the expression: "He's a sure winner. Nothing can beat him. " Then again some one Would say: "The Black Whirlwind is a Won* der. He will win in a walk, " and various other like opinions, Not being fa* miliar with race horses and racing slang, I was unable to make heads or tails out of all I had heard, and realizing that I was out of my element I concluded to take a stroll and indulge in a quiet smoke, After having traversed two or three blocks I found myself just behind two gentlemen walking leisurely along, who seemed to be talking about something in a very serious manner. The walk being narrow, I made DO effort to pass them and lazily followed behind, enjoying my beloved pipe. Very soon I again heard the word "Whirlwind," and I confess that my curiosity was greatly excited. Just at this moment a rather stiff summer breeze came up, and bearing directly toward us wafted distinctly to me their conversation. The larger of the two (whom I will designate as Mr. A. ) said to the other, "So you are surely going to start him in the — — stakes today, are you?" The smaller man (whom I will designate as Mr. D.) replied: "Why, certainly, I'm sure to win. There is nothing eligible to start that can make my colt even extend himself. Of course he will start and win too. " "Well," said Mr, H., "I have a proposition ito make, or rather, I should say, a bet to propose. ' ' "Let's hear it," said Mr. D. In very cold and measured tones Mr, H. then said, "Mr. D., I will bet you $5,000 that if your colt crosses the wire first today the ruco will riot bo given to him and $5,OOU additional that if you do start him he will never again run in another race. " By this time I was trembling with excitement, but something beyond my control forced me to continue being an unwilling eavesdropper. Mr. D. quickly replied: "Why, what is the matter with you? Has anything unusual happened that has caused your good sense to forsake you? Your proposition is too foolsh to be thought of for a moment." "Well," replied Mr. H., "a little bird brought me some extremely interesting news about your colt, and I do not believe that my mental faculties have forsaken me. I repeat that I am willing to make the wager, and I know full well that I thoroughly understand what I am saying and doing. Do you accept the wager or not, Mr. D. ?" All this time I was only a few feet behind them, regulating my pace by theirs and trying to appear very preoccupied. After some hesitation Mr. D. replied that he .would consider the matter and would give an answer before 1 o'clock. Somehow I did not feel as if I had committed a very great offense in listening, but at any rate I thought that I had heard enough, so I turned and retraced my footsteps, thinking there was something very peculiar in what I had overheard, I worried over it so much that I concluded to go out to the race course. I called a cab and was soon there. In the betting pavilion I approached a man who seemed "to the manner born" and politely asked if he knew anything about a ,horse called "the Black Whirlwind,"' He understood at once and told me the proper name was Tremont, and went on to say "that in all America there was not a 8-year-old who could outran him." After thanking him for his information I went up to the grand stand and there purchased a programme. Sure enough, Tremont was entered in the fourth race, Very impatiently I eat there and waited. Finally the first race was run, which I watched with little or no interest, and after the jockeys had dismounted again made my way to the betting ring. I stood on the outskirts of the crowd, quite interested jn what I saw and heard, though I could not TO. derstand the modus operandi of the bookmakers. Suddenly I beard a loud shout from the .end of the ring, I tried to ascertain whe*t was the matter, but was pushed and jostled about by the crowd so savagely that I could not get an answer to my inquiries, goon, ho ever, I heard a voice ojy out, Trewpnt!" This was repeated by mm? on sides. Every one appealed and no one seemed able to give asy yea- son for the colt's withdrawal. After th,e exc^epjent b&i eo,jn§what subsjded I returned tp tiie grw4 stand 68t thpre, ^joking '4eepjy, Jre? the conversation of a. previous, apd J Med very form some opinion as tp the ins au<j outs of what I owwiflere^ §very ftrange case indeed- The that My, oy the, etake mo* had toil - J fp$ to «y that •-„ -~*----.J* fjtfjQfftS A H WfeA MA if Tuti vT 9^ -— ..„ leMiSg'ftfrd fWffiiffg eftSitf, %6 Sittply kept« fcf» W& rpftfpisd ffce wife afl easy $lm& fey fottf <» _._ lengths. After all the excitement d the day f felt vtsif ranch fatigued and Started to return to the hotel In I&avifig the stand 1 hotteeo 1 Mr. & and another gentleman talking velf «afflfestly together. They were Separated ffOtt the ctowd, and thett eontefsatioti Was Animated. The old fetef ish ctitiosi- ty of the mofhiflg again assailed flie, and Tety soon 1 was within eatshot. 1 Bins* hate atfited juSt itt time, f6f 1 heard Mr. It say: "Why, 1 knew all about it several days ago. 1 knew that if 1 made the matte* public there would be in6fe 5f less scandal, so 1 determined to give Mr, D. a very strong hint, which he has been sensible enough to take. No wonder the colt won all his races last year, carrying weight as a 2*year'pld when he really was a 8'yea*>old, Well, the Whirlwind will never start again, Mr, £>. will have to put him in the stud." Hating heard this solution of the matter I turned to leave the track, when sttddenly^ a man, running very fast, bumped into me with great violence, knocking me to the pound, and I awoke—I had been dozing on the hotel piazza, and my chair had tilted ovet. It was only a dream, after all, but, like the wager, a peculiar one.—S. B. W. in New York Telegram. TOO DIGNIFIED ENTIRELY. How Be Overdid the Thine and Brought Confusion on Himself. "I know a man," says Mr. James W. Scott, "who recently went home from a club function at a scandalously late hour, or, if yon please, at an equally scandalously early hour. He had a wholesome regard for his better half, so he entered the house very dig- nifiedly, hung up his hat in its proper place and mounted the stairway to his apartment with exemplary precision. He struck a match softly, lighted the gas and was exceedingly cautions about disrobing and in placing his garments in just such order that his wife should have no possible occasion to reproach him"" next day. Indeed he conducted himself with that nice particularity which is not infrequently born of a consciousness that too much wine has been imbibed. "Well, when he woke up and dressed and came down stairs, his wife received him smilingly. " 'I watched you carefully,' said she, 'and I don't know that ever before you were so dignified and orderly. I was particularly charmed by the decency with which you put, away your cloth- i"S-' " 'Yes,' said tho husband proudly, 'I flatter myself that I did acquit myself handsomely for a man who had been out to dinner.' '' 'Yes, iny dear,' continued the wife, 'but there was one thing that I could not understand. Why did you light the gas in broad daylight?' "—Chicago Record. MEN CHEW GUM TOO. Deaden the field b* battle, A If ifftst tt&l give* tta «t k*e j> thai tttlSt, tf trfave, WS fiia? be bftve fiftto thg end, go vftldf ihftli bS kindled from oaf dost. A Feminine Observer Makes a Discovery That Vindicates Her Sex. Is the chewing gum habit purely feminine? I think not now, though the time is not so far .gone when the practice was limited to children and young misses. It is different now- I base my calculation on a recent : episode that occurred on a train leaving the Grand Central station. Hardly had the cars started than the train boy made his appearalhoe. To each person, irrespective of age or sex, a package of gum was handed. The women took, the small packages with an air that betokened thorough knowledge of the contents. The men handled the foil wrapped sticks gingerly. It was evident also that they had seen them before, • One old, bearded fellow, who doubtless thought his age an apology for his actions, soon had his jaws working, and others followed his example, There were 29 men in the oar, fewer women, buti'a generous supply'of children. The women I expected would buy the sticks and divide with the children, but as- surely the habit has outgrown femininity when 16 men out of a total of 29 indulge in public in chewing gum. On inquiry the train boy told me that the percentage of men buyers was much larger in that purely masculine retreat, the smoking oar, "It's the best selling article we carry," be said, "and .the men use more of it than the wow- en, "—-New York Herald. Hey Nerves Were Steady, Miss Addje McDermott, whose home is in this city, but who has been teaching school in the northern part o$ Albany county, with a pa?ty composed of the Hon, Kirk .Dyer, M, T, Bennett and Fred Berry of the Little Jledioifte, encountered a large bear near Mr. Pyer'e ranqh. Instead of being frightened Miss MoPermott asked to, take the first shot at tbe animal, This privijege-was &0« corded her, and her nerves were eg steady and her eye.po true that efce a bullet to a fatal point at , at catling d! the foil, j when fetorin afid etttssa fof ted H.H mil j^tffift byf Ainld the Silence thajr Some comrade soul "Dead On the field of battle" then fef>ifr . f hoinaa ifl Youth's Ootepafalonr WIL5 COSSA6K **o Americans Saw fheta Break a Wlnte* Messrs. Allen and Sach'tleben, Who went af oiind the wot Id on bicycles, give the following accottut of one of their experiences in Turkestan; One of the chief incidents of our pleasant eojontti was afforded by Go?* efnor Ivanoff, We were invited to head the procession of the Cossacks on their annual departure for their summer encampment ih the mountains. After the usual religious ceremony they filed out from the* city parade ground. Being unavoidably detained for a few moments, We did not come tip until some time after the column had started. As we dashed by to the front with the American and .Russian flags fluttering Side by side from the handle bars, cheer after cheer arose from the ranks, and even the governor and his party doffed their caps in acknowledgment. At the camp we were favored with a special exhibition of horsemanship. By a single twist of the reins the steeds would fall to the ground, and their riders crouch down behind them as a bulwark in battle. Then, dashing forward at full speed, they would spring to the ground and leap back again into the saddle, or hanging, by their legs would reach over and pick up a handkerchief, cap or a soldier supposed to be wounded. All these movements we photographed with pur camera. Of the endurance of these Cossacks and their Kirghiz horses wo had a practical test. Overtaking a Cossack courier in the early part of a day's journey, he became so interested in the velocipede, as the Russians call tho bicycle, that he determined to see as much of it as possible. He staid with us the whole day, over a distance of 65 miles. His chief compensation was in witnessing the surprise of the natives, to whom he would shout across the fields to come and see the tomasha, adding in explanation that we were the American gentlemen who had ridden all the way from America.. Our speed was not slow, and frequently the poor fellow would have to resort to the whip or shout: ' 'Slowly, gentlemen. My horse is tired. The town is not far away. It is not necessa- r^ to hurry so.'" , The fact is that in all our experience we found no horse of even the famed' Kirghiz or Turcoman breed that could travel with the same ease and rapidity as ourselves even over the most ordinary road. —Century. Salt take. "During a trip through Utah," said A. C. Levering of Kansas City, "I witnessed a most convincing proof of the weight of the salt laden waters of the Great Salt lake. A strong gale of wind was blowing ovef the lake and driving its surface into low, white'capped ridges, while along the shore the foam lay like flat banks of new fallen snpw. If as strong a wind had passed across a lake of fresh water of equal extent, it would unquestionably have produced such an' agitation of its surf ace that navigation in small boats would have been difficult if not highly perilous. The waves there showed a curious resistance to the wind and rose only to a slight elevation. Yet there was an immense momentum stirred up in those low, heavy, slow moving waves, I ventured into the water at a point where the depth did not exceed three feet and found that it was impossible to stand against them, as their sheer weight swept me resistlessly along, I was told that it was impossible to dive through an oncoming wave after the manner practiced by bathers along the Atlantic coast,"— 'St. Louis Globe-Demoorat, tfcsfc b& tebss^ wfciefo valuable one, M been stolen. Wafvef? iotfft lot ti*6 jew^tf? The Three Heaviest Hen, The three heaviest men of whom any mention is made in history were jfiles Darden of Tennessee, Lewis Cornelius pf Pennsylvania and Daniel Lambert of England. Darden died in 1857. When in health, be was 7 feet 0 inches in height and weighed over' 1,000 pounds. I have no record of the datepf the death of Cornelius, wbioh occurred in Pike opunty, Pa., but the acgpunt pays that he was born in 1794, When in hie prime, be measured 8 feet 3 inches arpnjjd the waist, was 0 feet tail and weighed 646}£ ppunds. Daniel Lawberlj was an English freak of the. early part pf the oentwy and died in. Jpje,'""""" "- was pf average height,' J ' the lady received the fallowing lettst : "fhewfifo&f ol these lifles has foeno! 1 to iflfofffi ybfl that hb wfaefe yotif bfttooh is afld Will fetttrfi i| cheerfully niitfef eeftaifl conditions. I (Jonofc expect t8* receive ft fewatd itt money, eintre iregatd ifc as exdeedifigl? vttlgat to accept money from a lady Whom 1 idolize as intich as I do you* on the othef hand,; it would bo \w Bttipid in metofetuffi you yon* jeweliy without getting Some equivalent. Tak* teg into consideration my consaming lOf e f of you, I'll return the missing ornament fo* a single kiss from your rosy lips* Tomorrow morning I will be ( at the comer Of "=""*» street With the miss* ing jewelry, If you are willing to pay me my price, 1 will, after pressing a kies on the Aforesaid lips, press ( the brooch in your hand, Ho questions asked." The young lady did not know What to do. She wanted to get her brooch back, but she did not care to pay the price. She hit upon the idea of sending her servant girl in her place. The servant girl put in an appearance at the appointed hour and place. She was heavily veiled. A well dressed gentleman approached and asked: "Do you accept the terms?" "I do." Tho stranger familiarly embraced her after the most approved style, and simultaneously imprinted a large 8 by 7 kiss on her mouth that caused the police* man On the corner to start. He thought it was a pistol shot. "Here is what I promised," ho remarked after the formality had been complied with, "but, "he added, "you will find it like the kiss, not quite, what it was represented to be, as yOu are only the servant, not the mistress, ' ' handing her something wrapped up in a pap^r. After he had ..retired)'' which be did immediately, fehe servant examined the paper and found that it only contained a piece of wood. —Chicago Times. PURITAN MARRIAGE CUSTOMS. Startling Blblo Texts Sometimes Selected For the Wedding Sermon, A marriage in church was rare, writes Alice Morse Earle in The Ladies' Home Journal, in an article on "Courtship and Marriage In Puritan Days." Occasionally one took place in the new home of the young couple. This was held to be somewhat, unlucky. Thanksgiving day was a favorite time to choose to be married, as friends were then gathered from afar. • , . The bride was universally advised tp wear ••..•. '.' ] ' . ': ••.-'.• • Something old, something new, Something borrowed, something blue, and though she eould dress before a mirror she must not look in the glass wliten once her toilet was completed, else ill luck, in ^aguely defined but positive form, were the result. Sunday was really the exhibition day for the bride. Indeed she found at'meeting the sole'place in which she could appear before an assembled public, and for this exhibition 'the happy.pair donned their finest bridal attire. The bride and groom and bridal party opened the show by proudly walking in a little procession through the narrow streets to the meeting house on the" Sabbath following the marriage. In Larned's "History of Windham County, Conn.," we read a description of such an amusing scene in Brooklyn, Conn. Further public notice was drawn to the bride by allowing her to choose the text for the sermon preached on the first Sunday of the qoming out of^the newly married couple; 'Muolringenuity was exercised in finding appropriate and sometimes startling Bible texts for these wedding sermons, "• ' ''.- ''„' " The instances are well' known of the marriage of Parson Smith's two daughters, one of whom -selected the text, "Mary hath chosen that.'.good part,", while the daughter Abby, who married John Adams, .decided upon tho text, "John came neither eating nor drink'' ing, and they say be hath a devil," ' TJio Dress of ftBoyal It is pnly outside of Russia that it is possible to publish certain details of-the;, splendid fetes attending the, mayrjage, 1 " of the czar's', daughter. It is Qom^abwd to print in ^Russian jiewspaprsTwe fact that at thejweddin,^ ci&ejnpny/.tbe «enj« press of I^gs^a'was3§fessed''in',blue mpjro antiq^ j^ig^ly,'embroidered with Pbires a*id4i!H$Q«ds. * The dress p| tb,ejf, brige ^s!e'n.tirejy pf silver doth, witb a &$iB'9$, crimson velyetjjprderefi with- eyww e -^.0 n ber bead was,a .large diaA m$j,4 tiara, 'behind livbioh was nstiridaVii .wr'ejjth, wd tbep o» "— tbe. small diamond, imperial .brides at ;-/!,£ as,bfid,M>!i^

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