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""TRIGHT.ISD tY W.G.GHAPMAN IN Utr
ori nftv years tl,e continent of North
.e.T ca ,2 becn loated from the ret
.;7k i"tfa J' i6-'ay. the Invention of
ttannlbal Prudent, president of the united
TS.2nmfn.t- A me8age from Count von
WerrtPtl stain t. n it . i , ... .
ne tias succeeded In penetrating the rays
Hasten thn H i, . v. 1 1 i . , . . . f
warn. h daugnter Aitra thftt foreKn ,n.
.! " now certain. Astra succeeds her
JaiH, Bs P!"esWcnt- Napoleon Edison, a
former pupil of Prudenfs. offers to assist
win . J1,1"'8 at new discoveries which
. ? orin America Impregnable. A
man giving the name of Chevalier dl
iwn oners Werdenstein the secret of
B .olaJ.n return for European dls
"er- Countess Roslny, u spy. becomes a
, l"e nope or aiscovenng dl
. - L tana in iuvu Willi 1 1 1 in
12 "re? to Join him in an attempt to
-TK ' . u"9 OI rocKets ne sum
tons a curious flylna- machine. He as
oapes and sends a message to Astra
w..... nveais tne ract that he Is Napo
leon Krilsnn T-Ta ... . . . i. ii
m--.tj . . - txiiia nBUH HULL Hie
onaolidated fleets of Europe have sailed
to Invade America. He calls on Astra the
following night and explains his plans for
ay ule U8e or aeroplanes made
OI a IWU lllhllaniu 1,1 l I I . . . . I
.-""wiiio wiiiuii is inueacrucii-
?' ne expects to annihilate the European
e uf uvers a note to von Wer
aensteln on his flagship demanding Im
mediate withdrawal. He is attacked and.
by destroying two warships and several
aeroplanes, forces von Werdenstein to
. STe ' universal disarmament. The
OOUnteSS. Vhn h II o .amalnnJ I A I
as a guest of Astra, receives an offer
from von Werdenstein of the prlnclpal
n. . chomburg-Uthow in return for
"'- secrec. caison and Ms assistant.
Santos, go In search of new deposits of
the. remarkable substance, clrynlth. They
find It on the estate of Schomburg-Llth-ow
The countess gets Santos into her
. dutches. She promises to reveal Edi
son a secret as soon as von Werdenstein
turns over the Schomburg-Llthow estate
,her- On the day of the wedding of
Astra and Edison the countess and Santos
nee the country. Santos perfects a ma-
cinne, is made a count and marries the
countess, now princess of Bchomburg
ytnow. Edison finds a new deposit of
-i.i irew iieei ul air-
Sf in aec,denta"y discovers a liquid
tllT iciiuer upposing airsnips neip
Santos completes a fleet for the
princess. The aviators of the fleet elect
her queen. She plans to master the
CHAPTER XXI Cnntlnunrf.
This Sunday was the first real dav
f rest that Napoleon had enjoyed for
long time. He found perfect peace
In the company of his mother and
wife. Nobody knew he had returnin
The surprise that swept over the
memDers or the staff when he ap
peared In congress Monday morning
As Napoleon arose the great hall
became instantly silent He bowed
"Honorable President and Repre
sentatives, before all else I want to
thank you for your kind reception."
loud "hurrah!" etopped him for a
moment. Then he continued: "There
have been so many changes since I
1 Tell You, Woman, to Stand Before
vent away that I can hardly express
my opinion, particularly In regard to
the political affairs of the present. I
am very glad to see that congress
realizes its duty, and that every mem
ber is prepared for action. I place my
faith In its wisdom and hope that It
.will know Its duty and do it accord
ingly. "Compatriots, I greet you all!"
' A sigh of satisfaction swept over
the hall when Napoleon, after this
hort speech, sat down. An air of un
certainty prevailed; they had expect
d so much from him and had re
ceived nothing definite. The speaker
of the house then opened the session.
Princess Rosltta Shows Her Colore.
The answers of the International
peace committee and congrets of the
UMTCD SIATE3 AND SRLAT BHTAW
United Republics of America were
Identical in wording, and were duly
cabled to all the rebelling monarchs.
Neither the peace committee nor
congress gave a thought to consenting
to the wishes of the decree of the Eu
ropean rulers, and It is quite likely
that the prompt refusal to accede to
their demands was not unexpected, for
the Count von Werdenstein rubbed his
hands contentedly when he read the
first dispatch. His first act was to
call the Princess Schomburg Lithow
on the 'graph. Her headquarters
were in Suemeg.
Werdensteln's message found Ro
sltta in the air. She connected the
apparatus to the 'graph and bowed to
the smiling count.
"Ah, good morning, count!"
"Good morning, princess."
"The Americans refuse our de
mands," said the count bluntly.
"Can you come to Berlin and talk
She thought for a moment "Is your
"An ultimatum? Is that what you
"An ultimatum that says distinctly
that peaceful relations will be broken
after a lapse of twenty-four hours and
that Europe will act as she sees fit,"
replied Rosltta with a firm click of her
"I am going to see his majesty now
and will communicate with the pow
ers. Replies ehould reach me by to
morrow morning," was the count's an
"Then do so, my dear count, and If
one of the powers should refuse It
should be considered as an enemy, In
league with the Americas. Tomorrow
you will kindly call me up again and
tell me the results. I will then ar
range to meet you."
The count consented, then discon
nected his instrument He went to
hie majesty and had a gloomy recep
tion. The kaiser listened to the de
tails of the count's plans and shook
his head doubtfully. In the end he
consented to the ultimatum, remark
ing that the situation 'could not be
' Answers consenting to the terms of
the ultimatum came promDtlv. and au
thorized the count to send it out
England, however, refused. The
Island Kingdom was the only one that
sent a flat refusal.
The count shrugged his shoulders
Indifferently. "Then we will do with.
out England, that is all."
Calling Rosltta on the 'graph, he ad
vised her to have her men in readi
"Ie the ultimatum on Its wav?" wah
her eager question.
It is ready to be sent, already In
"Then send It and In an hnnr nn
aerodromone will call for you. I want
you to come to Suemeg to see my
fleet" Rosltta shut off the current
before the count could answer. His
dignity was ruffled at her behavior,
but since It was Im Derail ve that ha
see her he had to submit to her plan.
When the aeroman called for him the
ultimatum was on Its way and he was
ready to go to Suemeg.
Just before he left however, ha at
down to hie desk and wrote a letter,
then hurriedly folded It and. sealing
It In an envelope, rang the bell for his
aiae ae camp.
The Captain von Hochamherr an.
tered and saluted gravely.
I have a very lmnortant mission
for you, captain. Take the first train
to Hamburg and thence to Bnsrland.
This letter contains a sealed order for
you. Tou mut be at the German con
sulate In Liverpool by 8:00 a. m. to
morrow. If you receive no further or
ders then you are to follow the In
structions that you will find In this
sealed letter as aulckly as nomlble.
Otherwise return It intact Here Is an
order for money and a pass. Secrecy
is important!" He shook hands with
the captain and dismissed him.
"That makes me feel easier.' Ha
sighed and started for the elevator
mat took mm to the waiting aerodro
An hour later he was in Hnm
greeting Roeitta, The man who had
made her what she was had lost hia
value In her eyes. He could do noth
ing more for her, so he could be dis
carded or destroyed.
'I have called your honor here, to
exhibit the fleet I possess, and to show
you what we have accomplished and
wnat we can do." The latter words
carried a peculiar accent to the chan
"I am quite curious to see ' every
thing, my dear princess."
"Your curiosity will soon be grati
fied, as I have already given orders
to my men." She placed an emphasis
on the "my."
The chancellor only bowed; then
after a pause he said:
"I also have some orders for you.
princess, from hie majesty the kaiser I"
She waved her hand airily. "We
can talk about It later."
The princess led him at once Into
the open and pointed toward twenty
one aerodromones that were stationed
on the plateau, glittering In the sun
shine. The uniformed aeromen stood
at attention by their machines and sa
luted the princess and the count as
they passed In old military style be
tween the two rows of aerodromones.
The princess led the way to the ma
chine that was decorated with the
princely crown, and pulling a silver
whistle from her pocket she blew It
The well-trained men jumped into their
machines and sat at attention.
She blew shrill blasts on her whistle
and the fleet shot up into the air as
The Count Santos Duprel was at the
wheel and Rosltta commanded the
fleet The second line of machines
was signaled to reverse their flight
and the first line followed her. After
they had separated from each other
a mile or so both lines turned toward
the center, and the chancellor at last
understood the significance of the ma
neuver when red pennants were hoist
ed on the eleven machines comprising
the princess' fleet and blue on the ten
The aerodromone "Princess" made
a detour and took a position on the
right wing of the line; then the sham
The princess could not resist the Im
pulse to show her prowess. Santos
flung their aerodromone Into the fight;
they dodged and turned, each trying
to gain In elevation. Finally, with a
quick spring the "Princess" evaded
Its enemy and slid between Its wings
from the back and the next moment
the enemy was a captive.
It was an exhilarating sport
"I congratulate you, princess," said
the count to the Intoxicated Rosltta.
The "Princess" carried the captive
machine back to Suemeg with ease.
The other machines returned, one
after the other, all enthusiastic and
discussing the tactics of air warfare.
After the inspection dinner was
served, in which the whole squadron
took part Werdenstein greeted sev
eral of them as old acquaintances and
friends of those good days when the
armies held their own and when he
was planning to conquer the American
continent The times had changed.
Now the air men ruled at the com
mand of a beautiful, bold woman,
whose only motive seemed to he
These gloomy forebodings were war
ranted sooner than he expected. Onlv
appetizers and soup had been served, '
ARE NOT SLAVES OF FASHION
In China a Man Can ' Dress as
Pleases Without Attracting
The fashions in Suchien, Kiangsu
province, have a variety of such extent
that every man can dress according to
his Individual choice and still be In
correct taste and without attracting
special attention from anybody else.
In other words, the styles this year
are of personal ideals, according to a
correspondent of the British China
He says that every man wears what
Is right In his own eyes, and there are
few If any, to ridicule. A panama hat
goes Jauntily down the street, closely
followed by a fur-covered brim bat;
felt hats of scarlet and verdigris green
come along with grays and browns
that do the hatter credit for unique In
vention. These, with the Eskimo top
capes, a few derby hats and the smart
military uniforms, give the streets a
piquancy which was unknown in the
monotonous china blue of former
Among the notices posted on the
city gate is a fashion plate that has
been exhibited for weeks. It displays
two or three of the typical "western
suits" the swallow-tailed and the low
front frook for evening wear street
garb of European and American style,
and many other varieties. There one
also finds the plaited skirts recom
mended for the women, and close by
them Is the proud silk or stovepipe hat
of felt, which has its special corner
with other headgear.
German Emperor Pond of Theater.
Emperor William of Germany
shows his belief in the system of na
tional theaters by contributing lavish
ly toward their support . As king of
when Count de Rorona stood up and
addressed the gathering:
"The pleasure of greeting the world
famous chancellor, the Iron-handed
man of the German Empire, has been
given me. It Is a great honor for ns
to have you at our feast, and we, the
conquerors of the air. rrnnt vnn whn
are considered the representative of
an me European powers.
Rosltta Smiled sweetly at iha rhan.
cellor, who was watching the speaker
In amazement After a short pause.
ae norona continued:
"We greet you as such, as a repre
sentative, and 1, in my comrades'
names, ask your excellency to be with
us In heart and drink to tha iRrd
queen of the air, who is dlstlned to
ne queen of the world. Long live our
beloved Queen Rosltta."
The huzzas that thundered through
me nan told the chancellor plainly
that this wae no Dleasantrv. His ana.
plclons had not been without founda
tion. He paled and when the tumult
died away he Stood nn ralm and 4a
termlned and without a word left the
This action made Rosltta furious,
but she did not show her Indigna
tion. "The chancellor seems to have
lost his appetite," was all she said.
After the dinner was over, she gave
a few curt orders and the aeromen
proceeded Into another hall beautifully
and regally decorated. At the far end
stood a magnificent throne.
Rosltta retired to her own apart
ment, while two men went to invite
the chancellor to the throneroom.
They found him eoberly pacing the
distance between the entrance gate
and the first hangar.
He followed them. Rosltta sat on
the throne with a glittering clrynlth
crown on her head. She was more
beautiful than ever.
The Count von Werdenstein was led
before her. He showed no surprise.
His face was calm and his whole atti
tude expressed disinterest
"I have requested that your excel
lency come to Suemeg, for I have a
message that I want brought before
the whole world."
The count looked at her steadily,
and without waiting to hear her fur
ther words he said In his strong, pen
"I tell you, woman, to stand before
me. Tell me your petition standing.
Then I may listen to it Do not for
get that I reDresent tha Rmnam At
Had these words not been spoken In
such deadly earnestness soma of th
audience would have found the scene
ridiculous. Ae it was, It was grave
and embarrassing and every one stood
' The blood left Rositta's cheeks and
It took almost a minute for her to
recover her composure. ' Then she
rose and pointing at the chancellor,
said In a shrill voice: ,
"Take him away back to Berlin
quick or I shall fdrget myself and kill
fTO BE CONTINUED.)
Prussia, William II. is the owner of
the Konlgllche Schauspiele, of which
there are six three In Berlin and one
each at Wiesbaden, CaBsel and Han
over. The Prussian ministry of the In
terior sets aside yearly $625,000 for
the royal theaters in Berlin alone,
which sum Is made up to $737,600 out
of the privy purse. Even so, how
ever, there is generally an .annual de
ficit of above $75,000, and this the
emperor makes good as well. His Im
perial majesty takes most Interest In
the Berlin opera house, which is but
a stone's throw from the castle, so
that he can easily run In and conduct
rehearsals. It Is entirely owing to
his efforts that the productions here
have attained their present pitch of
perfection In everything that concerns
Value of Child.
The case of Jones vs. Central of
Georgia railroad company before the
Supreme court of Georgia was
brought by a parent for damages for
the death of a child two years ten
months and twenty days old, alleged
to be a "precocious child, capable of
and did run errands for the petitioner,
was strong and robust, with unusual
physical powers for a child of his
age, and did render service to peti
tioner worth $5 a month." The court
holds as a matter of law that the child
thus described was not so Incapable
of performing such valuable services
that -a defendant corporation would
not be liable In damages for the homo
olde of such child If It be shown on
tha trial that the killing was through
negligence and not Justified.
All the Same.
"Why do they have to have money
to put on a dumb show?"
"Doesn't money talkr
FEW REASONS FOR LAUGHTER1
English Physician Advances Opinion
Which Many Will Be Slow to
An English physician. Doctor Mo
Dougal, has advanced an entirely new
theory as to the cause and reason for
laughter. He starts with the admitted
fact that we laugh easily when a man
sits down on his own hat or does
some other equally painful thing. It la
difficult for us to restrain our risibili
ties when a person tumbles down,
even though In the next moment we
may be very sorry for the hurt that he
or she has suffered.
From these Instances the doctor
concludes that laughter Is really an.
Invention of nature to serve as an an
tidote to sympathy, which is palnfuL
If we could not Jaugh, we would cry
much more frequently, and the nerv
ous excitement would be most baneful.
But when we laugh the circulation is
Increased, the respiration Is deepened
and the system Is generally toned up.,
If we did not laugh we would become
so depressed In the course of a short
time that death or insanity would su
pervene. The smile and the langh, he holds,
are different, even In kind, for he
points to the fact that babies smile
when three weeks old, but do not
laugh until they are at least three
months old or more. If this be true,
it will change the views of many psy
chologists, who have long believed
that smiling was only the earliest
manifestation of risibility, and that
It flowed from a sense of well-being.
If laughter be the antidote to sym
pathy, we must always laugh at and
never with any one, which is hardly
likely to prove true. The doctor may
be a keen observer, but he will hardly
be credited with any great psycholog
ical power, for every one else would
be wrong and he alone right.
If he be correctly reported, he has
omitted much that goes to make up
laughter, which is not always the re
sult of trying to avoid pain. In fact
it is much more frequently a sympa
thetic act, and Is well known to be an
Imitative action, for we often laugh
when others laugh.
"It Is worth remembering," say
the Woodbury Reporter, "that a sneeze
may always be suppressed by a firm
pressure on the nose shutting off the
wind." It Is better worth knowing
and remembering that mough a sneeze
may take the form of an unseemly dis
turbance of a dignified occasion, It Is
too beneficent a provision of nature
to be suppressed.
The Greeks, we know, accepted a
sneeze as a favorable omen. For a
long time we called them superstitious
and laughed at them for thinking so.
If we use our modern knowledge as to
nature and purpose of a sneeze, we
shall stop calling them superstitious
and deem them prophets. Physi
ologically considered, a sneeze is a
spontaneous action by which nature
ejects a foreign substance, such as
dust, from the sensitive nasal pas
sages. In these days we are coming
to understand that what we used to
think merely irritating dust is often a
compound of many harmful germs. Let
alone, they enter the human system
and do injurious or deadly work.
Ejected by a sneeze they are often
passed on to somebody else.
Little Lucy had been dutifully en
tertaining the visitor until mamma
came down. The visitor's conversa
tion had been mainly confined to an
extended series of questions, and
Lucy's to an equal number of short
"Where were you born, Lucy?" the
good lady asked. ,
"In New York."
"What part? Tell me."
Lucy thought a minute over the rid
dle of existence before she answered
this. Then she ansywered:
"I think that all of me was born In
New York." New York Evening Post
Twas Up to Her.
Mr. and Mrs. Nagg were visiting
friends in Brooklyn, and several times
were importuned to' visit, before they
left. Greenwood cemetery, called the
most beautiful burial grounds In the
But one thing or another hindered,
and as their visit drew to a close, Mrs.
Nagg said: "Henry, when are you go
ing to take me to the cemetery V
Mr. Nagg, who had not yet recov
ered from the effects of a scolding ad
ministered not long before, moodily
"With pleasure, my dear, whenever
To Brighten Tile.
To make red tiles a nice, bright,
clear color, rub well . with a lemon,
dipped In fine salt Leave It for a few
minutes, then wash In the usual way.
You will find this well worth the trou
ble, for when It Is finished the tllea
will be a nice, dear red.
No Room for It
In the bright lexicon of love ther
Is no such word as eugenics. Wash
ington Herald. i