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NEW YORK, JUNE 25, 1898.

Scientific American Supplement. Vol. XLV., No. 1178.

Scientific American established 1845

Scientific American Supplement, $5 a year.

Scientific American and Supplement, $7 a year.


I. ARCHÆOLOGY. Tombs of the First Egyptian Dynasty By LUDWIG BORCHARDT 18767

II. ANTHROPOLOGY. The Milestones of Human Progress 18766

III. BIOGRAPHY. The Queen Regent and Alfonzo XIII. 1 illustration 18755

IV. BOTANY AND HORTICULTURE. Rose Psyche 1 illustration 18768

V. CIVIL ENGINEERING. The Lock of the Dortmund Ems Canal at Henrichenburg. 1 illustration 18776

VI. ELECTRICITY. The Development of the Central Station By SAMUEL INSULL 18774

VII. MARINE ENGINEERING. Steering Gear of North German Lloyd Steamers "Coblentz," "Mainz" and "Trier." 2 illustrations 18777

VIII. MEDICINE AND HYGIENE. Sleep and the Theories of its Cause 18768

IX. MISCELLANEOUS: Engineering Notes. 18771 Electrical Notes. 18771 Selected Formulæ. 18771

X. NATURAL HISTORY Wild and Domestic Sheep in the Berlin Zoological Garden. 8 illustrations 18772

XI. PATENTS. Patents. By JAMES W. SEE 18773

XII. PHOTOGRAPHY. Amateur Chronophotographic Apparatus. 2 illustrations 18769

XIII. STEAM ENGINEERING. Combined Steam Pumping and Motive Power Engine. 1 illustration 18778

XIV. TECHNOLOGY. The Reclaiming of Old Rubber. By HAWTHORNE HILL 18769

XV. WARFARE. The American "Regular." By the English correspondent of the London Times on board the United States transport "Gussie." 18776



In the present war between the United States and Spain, the Queen Regent is an impressive figure, and it is entirely owing to her charm and fortitude that the present dynasty of Spain is maintained. Since his earliest youth she has constantly made efforts to fit her son to wear the crown. The Queen Regent came from the great historic house of Hapsburg, which has done much to shape the destinies of the world. All the fortitude that has distinguished its members is represented in this lady, who is the widow of Alfonzo XII. and the mother of the present king. Her father was the late Archduke Karl Ferdinand and she is the cousin of Emperor Franz Joseph. She has had a sad history. Her husband died before the young king was born, and from the hour of his birth she has watched and cared for the boy. She is the leader in all good works in Spain, and her sympathy for the distressed is proverbial. She gives freely from her private purse wherever there is need, whether it be for the relief of misery or, as recently, when the state is in peril. The young king has been carefully educated. By a curious fate, his birth deposed from the throne his sister Maria de las Mercedes, who as a little girl was queen for a few months. The boy has been brought up under the influence of family life and has a warm affection for his mother and sisters. He has never had the full delights of childhood, for he has been educated in that false, punctilious and thoroughly artificial atmosphere of the court of Spain, in which every care has been taken to fit him for his royal position... Continue reading book >>

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