CROWN AND SCEPTER. Th.e engagement ring of Princess May of Teek was a circlet of rubies. The Princess of "Wales' favorite gems are moonstones set "with diamonds. Queen Pia ot Portugal has Uia finest set of coral in the world. It was presented by the city of Naples ou her marriage. Prince George of Greece has performed another heroic deed. He Tecently jumped overboard and saved a drowning sailor. The curious information is given that the crown of England, which is valued at 100,000, baa been in pawn four times, once for -3,000. Two, fireproof trains, lined with steel plating, are now being constructed at the Alexandrovsky works in Russia for the use of the czar and his family. By the law of Prussia, no prince of the royal family is allowed to borrow money, nor is any one permitted to lend him money. If any one does lend ha cannot recover. re-cover. Prince George of England is no more like the late Duke of Clarence tbnn bottle of champagne is like a glass of wfiter. He is full of tun, high spirited, quick witted, free and easy, a typical naval offlcer of the good old times. . The Prince of Wales has. ra tic which to strangers is somewhat disconcerting. Abont once in every miiia te and a half the lid of the right eys- drops completely over the ball and then suddenly opens again, no other feature of the face having moved meanwhils. Pocjtla who see the prince for the first time are, tempted to believe be-lieve thaf he is deliberately winking at them.