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Aflgrust 23, 1903.
TOE ILLUSTRATED BEE. '
I knew from his voice how excited ft vrutt,
U ha said:
"Were I a private person I could not
marry; the marriage of a man like me"
lie aid not flulsh, but remained at the
window, turned away from me. Probably
ho was regretting deeply that he had spoken
to me In this way. However, I did not un
derstand him at all. It was the first time
that wo brothers bad discussed anything
that was Intimately personal.
Tho Crown Prince turned to me, looked
at me with an unforgettable look! and
said In his ordinary tono and with his
ordinary manner: "But we may not think
of ourselves. Never think of yourself,
Chlodwig, else yon are lost."
Ho departed. Hut I sat alone for a long
While; thought and thought, brooded and
Why should tho Crown Prince not dare
to marry were he not the Crown Prince?
What would happen to him If ho married?
Whut would be the consequences? The
consequences for the kingdom or for him
self? Rut we may not think of ourselves or wo
are lost. Why lost?
The land rejoices; the engagement of
the Crown Prince has been made public.
Tho newspapers print editorials, the reel
donee is Illuminated. From all sides come
deputations, congratulations. The counte
nance of our factotum beams. Kvorythlng
beams that can beam. In the mien of my
parents I can read nothing. They are a
sealed bonk with shining Initials under a
Royul Crown. Over all splendor there
seems to me to float, like a shadow, tho
dark look of our medical spiritus famlllaris.
Rut I am surely the only one who notices
it. It may be only Imagination.
The day after tomorrow we travel with
a great train to inspect the unknown
finance. It Is to be a real wooing, only
that wooing no longer has anything to do
witli things. Rut the form will be fulfilled,
and. after all, that Is the main matter.
Today the Crown Prince drives for the last
time to the pretty villa outside of town.
The sparrows tell themselves on the roof
of the castle, and presumably on the roofs
of the whole city: His Royal Highness,
the Crown Prince, remained In the West
End most remarkably long and returned
from the pretty villa at last, pale beyond
That sounds almost as If my brother
had been engaged in the affair with his
Episodes and Incidents in
R FRANCIS 1 PATTON. Dresi-
Dl dent of Princeton Theological
I Remlnnrv. has a refutation not
only for the excellence of his
sermons, but for the Bhort notice
at which, on occasion, he can prepare them,
gome time ago ho was conducting a "ques
tion box" at summer school, when he was
asked by one of his auditors, "Will you tell
me, Dr. Patton, your method In preparing
your sermons? Do you begin early In the
week?" "Yes," said Dr. Patton, "quite
early." "Rut," persisted the questioner,
"how early?" "About ( o'clock Sunday
James Cochran, a student In the state
university at Austin, Tex., went to Austin
in June to make some money during his
vacation. He rode a Texas broncho Into
town. The animal was worth probably $10.
A week after he arrived heavy rains made
the roads almost Impassable and be traded
the broncho to an oil operator for an acre
of land situated far outside of what was
then the proved oil field. A few days later
a gusher was struck within 400 feet of his
acre and it was understood that he had
closed a deal for the sale of the acre for
Lorin Parr of Stilt Itke City, one of the
pillars of the Mormon church, hale and
vigorous In his 81st year, is the father of
36 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren,
and when recently there was a
family gathering, in whleh his brothers,
Aaron and Winslow, took part, with their
respective families, there was a great as
semblage. A wit said It was by Farr and
away the most notable domestic foregather
ing of modern times, for all In all there
were 655 persons. Including Laorln Farr's two
David If. Moffat, known nearly as well in
New York as In Denver as the "Colossus of
Roads" railroads is one of the self-made
financial magnates of the far west. These
are given as some of his success maxims:
"If yu are afraid you are not going to hear
opportunity's knock see that your door Is
equipped with an electric bell." "A hand
car on the main line Is worth two Pullmans
on the sidetrack." "Always let the other
fel!ow ree a red light." "It is noticed that
the school of adversity and the college of
hard work are not turning out any fail
ure'." "The greatest spendthrift of all Is
the man who does not know the value of nn
Biassels newspapers announce the death
of AlphonFe F. Itenord, the former Jesuit
priest, who occupied the chair of geology
heart. Ills Excellency, the Ird Marshal,
will no doubt assert Indignantly that this
Is against all precedent.
This evening they will play "Emilia
Qalotti." The whole Court goes to theater.
There will be a fine farewell performance.
This evening there was a scandal In
the theater. Wo were all present. Kvcn
tho usually discreet first row was Interested
and turned glasses cautiously toward the
little Royal Rox In the proscenium. Tho
Crown Prince sat in It with his adjutant.
I sat opposite.
Km ilia Galntti wns very handsome. The
entire audience perceived her pallor under
the rouge and tho entire audience ap
plauded tho lovely, pale face. Only gal
lery and pit remnlued noticeably cold.
There came the scene when Rmllla lets
her father stab her through the heart
with the dagger of poor, mad Orslnn. She
was splendid. Such longing for death, such
passionate desire to leave the world
Tho house became restless. The Crown
Prince, too. He had pulled the little dark
red curtain far back, sat bending forward,
stared fixedly -at the stage and at the
passion-moved form of the woman who
prayed for death. I observed how my
brother's eyes met those of Kmilia, how
their glances seemed to say something.
The Crown IVlnce seemed to Implore: "l)o
not die." She answered: "I will die, you
drive mo Into death."
At the same time her acting became im
permissibly realistic. The house became
ever move restless. Some arose In the pit.
Then It was us If Kmilia were trying to
tear the dagger Trom her fellow actor's
hands to drive it Into her breast herself.
Among the audience It seemed as If a
choking cry Isstied from the Crown lYInce's
box. The actor strives with the uctrcss
for the weapon. Commotion In the house.
The curtain falls.
A scnndal in optima forma!
Had tlie actor succeeded In wresting the
dagger from the maddened one? Whnt hap
pened on tho stage? No one knew. The
audience asked, whispered, cried out.
The Crown Prince had leaped to his feet,
and stood as if senseless, staring at the
one spot with an expression as If he saw
Kmilia behind tho curtain in her blood,
driven to her death by the Prince.
The Court withdrew. Now pit and gallery
had their pleasure. They demanded to see
Emilia. They howled and raged. The cur
at tho University of Ghent, and whose
withdrawal from the church two years ago
caused a sensation. Groat efforts were made
during his last illness to win him back to
tho church, but he refused to admit priests
and threw letters unopened Into his waste
basket. He was an optimist and regretted
that lie could not live, a hundred years to
witness the world's Improvement. He trans
lated one of Darwin's books and was an
authority of oceanography, of which he
wrote a history. He was born In 1842.
At a dinner in New York tho other even
ing Tlieodos'u Garrison, poet and novelist,
was seated beside a man who Is vastly
proud of knowing a deal about foodstuffs.
At every opportunity he airs this real or
supposed knowledge, and ere long had be
gun to weary the clever writer. At length
he declared that apples were excellent for
the vitality of the brain uccause of tho
phosphoric acid which they contain In large
quantities. "Oh, then It Ip quite clear,"
said the poetess, "that Kve only plucked
that apple to supply Adam with a few
Theodor Mommsen, the great German
historian, teacher and freethinker, will be
8ti years old next November. Though he
has given way to younger men In literary
and professional activity, he continues in
unimpaired possession of his wonderful
mental equipment. Mommeen has had nu
merous opportunities to secure such fame
and preferment as royalty can bostow, but
bus never yielded to puch temptation. He
says he has lived a democrat and so will
die. Tho professor has raised a family of
fifteen children and has grandchildren by
the dozen. His name still appears among
the faculty of Reriln university, but he
t never uppears there except on extraor
A strange result of the war between the
United States and Spain is the erection of
a monument to an American who died in
the Philippines nearly throe-quarters of a
century ago. In 1811 three Hubbell brothers
from Connecticut fitted out a ship and
sailed for Manila, where they engaged In
business. One of these, George W. Hub
bell, became United States consul general,
the first vtr appointed there, and died at
Manila in 1831. The other brothers returned
to the United States and forwarded a
marble monument to be placed over the
grave of the dead consul, but the Spanish
friars objected on religious grounds and
the monument -was not erected. For more
than seventy years It has lain In the back
yard of the Hong-Kong and Shanghai bank
at Manila, where it was recently found by
Colonel II. W. Hubbell, chief of artillery In
tain had to he raised, and the manager ap
peared and assured them In clioecn lan
guage that Kmllla had become 111 suddenly,
but was fast recovering. Pit and gallery
yelled. applauded and laughed. Then
everybody crushed to get out, highly elated
over the play with tho new ending.
Not until then could I reach the llttla
box. In the ante-room I found the adjutant
with a face on which there was to rcaJ:
"A scandal!" It was my duty to say a
few Idle words to the gentleman to assure
li t in that It was not at all a scandal. I had
to take the Crown Prince by tho arm to
make him know my presence at oil. He
sighed so that It sounded like a moan and
murmured: "She will kill herself." And
after a pause once more: "I know sho will
So she loves him and he loves her. Who
would have thought It?
Tho supper In tho palace after the play
was a comedy, too. Their Majesties did not
appear, but the Crown lrlnce attended,
with his usual serious, somewhat sour face.
Only between his brows there was the little
deep wrinkle again. Rut that I alone saw
and will see a thousand times again while
no other x-rson notices It. Rut at last the
sign will stand deeply graven In tho fore
head, and no man wl'l be able to lie It
away, not' even His Kxcellency tho 1-ord
Well. It was supper In the palsce.
"A scandal." It was to be read In all
the fates; In the withered powdered cheeks
of the lrd Marshal's lady us in the humblo
masks of the lackeys. His Kxcellency the
Lord Marshal looked around him furtively
lest a phantom hand write with flaming
letters on the wall: "A seandHl." And
what made the matter almost merry was
the manner In which they conversed about
the scandal in Ihe presence of the Crown
Prince quite en passant; Kmillu had been
getting somewhat mrvous In tho last few
Not to forget ; of course Kmllla. Galottl
did not do herself harm will not, either.
Why should she?
Meantime, we go to visit the bride.
We have arrived. When we were led
to the Uucin we found all the Princesses,
nnd among tliem the lirlde. She Is not
pretty, but extremely charming; small and
graceful. I have never seen unythlng so
maidenly. Her eyes hnv an expression
the Lives of Noted People
the Philippines and a nephew of the dead
man. Governor Taft has ordered it to be
erected in front of the old American con
sulate and to name the plana there Hubbell
Russell Sage, who was a contemporary of
Oommoiloi'e VonderLilt, Jay Cooke, and Jay
Gould, hus Just celebrated In Wall Btreet
his eighty-seventh birthday. He was In
Wall street forty years ago, when Salmon
P. Chase whs secretary of the treasury and
Jay Cooke was the government's financial
agent. He was twenty yenia younger than
Vanderbilt, five years older than Jay Cooke
and twenty cars older than Jny Gould.
Vanderbilt died in 1877 at the uge of 83,
Gould In IKK! at the age of 66, and Chase In
1873 at the nge of CI. Of Mr. Rage's busi
ness contemporaries In ISO only Jsy Cooke
survives. Of the men then prominent In
military and public life only a few nre
living. Among these are Galusha A. Grow,
General Sickles i:nd General O. O. Howard.
Of the cabinet of that day not one Is liv
ing. The senate of 1SC3 has not a slnfrle
survivor. The house has only a few, like
Allison and Morrison.
Cutc.llffe Hyne, wnose "Captain Kettle"
stories have won Mm fame, is n tall, stal
wart, athletic looking man of .To, with a
cheery disposition r.nd a capital fund of
stories. He has roved over most of the
Interesting and uncivilized portions of the
earth. He avows that since his marriage,
in 1897, he ha become "gradually tamed,"
but In company with l.is wife ho has pretty
thoroughly 'lne" the littoral of North
Africa from Algiers to Tunis, whilo he has
also penetrated to many of the oases cor
siderubly south of Riskra.
On the day liefore his death, which oc
curred recently In Moscow, Prof. Phlllipofr
addressed a letter to a paper of that city
stating that for years he had been experi
menting with a view to evolving a dnath
dealiug Instrument of such power that war
would become Impossible, and had found
a means for transmitting the effects of
an explosion over a distance of thousands
of miles. The professor announced that h
would shortly Impart his discovery to the
8t. Petersburg Academy of Science and It
Is now being questioned In scientific circles
whether he has taken his secret to the
grave. His death was due to poisoning
from pruaslc acid.
Many of General Shaffer's older acquaint
ances occasionally call bim "Small Cap"
Shatter, a name which oilglnated at a
banquet In Denver a good m;-ny years ago.
In one of the local papers a Jut of guests
was given, all the names Imlng put in
mall capitals. Through a p titer's error
that cuts Into my heart, such a strained,
trembling, frightened expression. With thla
frightened look she mrt her flum e, on whos
forehead, between the brows, the father
wrinkle showed Itself again.
In mjc first look at tho bilde I saw nothing
except those maidenly frightened eyes, nad
I felt deep pity. I have never felt such pity
for any human being. That is a bad omen.
The Crown Princo was led to his future
wife by tho Queen. He bowed low, kissed
the small, pale child's hand, which he had
to take himself, and said something, but
so low In tone that nobody understood (L
Princess Mathllde did not reply, but be
gan to tremble until the whole tine little
body shuddered. Happily tho ceremony of
Introduction began anew, nnd It became
possible to hide the little palpitating crea
ture in a circle of court ladies and prin
cesses. The Kior, poor little one!
Rcfore tho dinner 1 went to tho Crowa
Prince. Ho lay dressed on the divan, hl
hands over his eyes. 1 said to him:
"Hhe Is a lovely creature. 1 have rarely
seen anything more lovable. It must ba
a Joyful task for a man to make this sweet
and helpless being happy. I congratulate
My brother, without taking hl9 hands
from his eyes, answered: "We are strang
ers and will remain strangers. Hid you
see her glance? She Is afraid of
me. Worse, she feels horror of me. Her
glance and her horror will be as an abyss
"What a morbid phantasy!"
"lo you think so? At any rate, I have
other duties than to make a wlfo happy,
and to play the happy husband myself.
They are duties that demand my whole
strength, and, indeed, more strength than
I have. This lovely creature, therefore, will
be very unhappy by my side."
"It makes no difference about me, as you
I, however, remained obstinate, ''(lood!"
I exclaimed. "Then 'o not think of your
self, but help her! Did you not see It at
once? She will not be able to live without
loving, without being loved again."
"I cannot help her."
Then we had in go to dine.
Today we depart with great pomp, as we
(To be continued.)
Shafter's nume was set up In ordinary let
ters nnd the proofreader marked It "small
cap" in the usual way. The compositor
was from the country and unacquainted
with marks used by proofreaders In d:illy
papers, so he Inserted "Small Cap" leforo
Shaffer's name. That was why "Small
Cap Bhafter" appeared among the army
list of guests.
The young reporter wus unfortunate
enough not long ago to Interview Sir Wil
liam Van Home, head of the Canadian
Pacific railway. It was one of those espe
cially brilliant young New York Journal
ists, whose ocqucintance with places, per
sons and things outside of Manhattan
Island Is generally a trifle vague. "Did
you ever liave anything to do with Amer
ican railroads. Sir William?" he asked.
The veteran looked somewhat surprised,
but ho answered gravely: Oh, yea, I
served on both the Alton and the Illinois
Central, but that was some time ago."
"Your experience on that far western line
doubtless came in handy when you went
to Canada," suggested the Journalist, affa
bly. "N-flo," said the knight calmly, "you
see, when I was oti the Alton I sold books
and when I was on tho Illinois Central I
Rockefeller's supervision takes account of
tho 1 tast detail, says McClure's. In com
menting ns usual on the monthly "competi
tive statements," us they are railed, Mr.
Rockefellir called the attention of a certain
refiner to u discrepancy In his reports. It
referred to bungs articles worth about as
much in a refinery as pins are In u house
hold. "Last month," the comment ran, "you re
ported on hand 1,118 bungs. Ten thousand
wero sent you In the beginning of this
month. You have used 8.G27 this month.
You report 1.P12 on hand. What has become
of the other 6X0?"
Take care of the bungs and the barrels
will take care of themselves Id as good
policy In a refinery ns the old saw It para
phrases Is in financiering.
Tho oldest graduate of West Point Is
Colonel John Iieardsley, now living In
Athens, N. Y. He was born In Fairfield.
N. V In 1816, nnd graduated from West
Tolnt in the diss of 1841. He was ap
pointed lieutenant In the Klghlh regiment
of Infantry, scived In the Seminole war In
Florida, afterward In the war with Mexico,
and was wounded in Ihe battle of Mnlino
del Rcy, and compelled to resign his com
mission on account of Inflammation of his
eyes, which threatened loss of sight When
the civil war broke out he was appointed
colonel of the Ninth New York voluntas
cavalry and served as such.
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