Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 27, 1913, EDITORIAL, Image 18

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Copyright, 1912, by the Star Company. Great Britain Rights Reserved.
But (for the
Present) This
Noble Russian Beauty Has
Tricked the Imperial Spies and
May Yet Escape the "Golden
Cage" Prepared for Her by
Her Shameless Husband and
a Dissolute Grand Duke
Princess Olga Galitzina. She Fled from Russia to Escape the Consequences of the Shameless
Bargain Her Husband Made for Her with a Grand Duke Who Urged Her
"Not to Take Marriage Too Seriously."
THE beautiful young Princess Olga Galitzina,
formerly Lady In Waiting to tho Czarina, Em
press of Russia, has sailed secretly from Mew
York, but not to rotura to Russia, as ordered by the
Czar through the Russian Consul General's office,
.i.r v Prlnce88 Is now bidden olBowhere In Europe,
itUl hoping and striving with desperate earnestness
to keop out of reach of tho "Czar's long arm."
Her supposed departuro for Russia arranged by Now
Fork agentB of the Russian Government, who secured
' ?8r fteamshlp passage and Accompanied her on board
lust Before the lines were cast off, was chronicled in the
, newspapers. How she balked their plans at tho last
i moment, and the truo Btory In detail of tho humiliating
and disgraceful cbnditlons "extending practically to the
toot of tho Imperial throne which caused her to flee
to this countryIs told by herself on this pago.
At tho request of Princess 'Olga, made through the
member of the Now York Russian colony with
whom she left tho story hero printed, her present place
f biding Is not revealed.
By Princess Olga Galitzina,
Formerly Lady in Wdtlngr to the Russian Empress.
yHEN you reaj tneso lines I for yourselfr replied
Whope to bo safely bidden In
a country where the agents
of the Cz&r are less active than hi
New York.
On Tuesday morning, June 17,
Baron Kortf, Russian Consul-Gen-era!
to New York, telephoned to me
at my hotel that be &ad secured
passage for me on the Campania,
which was to sail at 1 o'clock the
next morning. I knew that this was
the Baron's polite way of notifying
me of an imperial command; never
theless I begged him, for reasons of
my own, to postpone tie date of my
departure for Russia. He replied
somewhat curtly;
"Princess, I am sorry I cannot
change the date, as I have very ur
gent orders from the Ambassador la
.Washington to get you a ticket on
the first sailing steamer. My secre
tary will call on you at 11 o'clock
la the evening, bring you the ticket,
pay s?our hotel bill and take you to
the steamer."
"It looks as if I were a prisoner
to be sent back by official orders.
But suppose I decline to salt What
will you do thenr I Inquired ner
vously. -Well, I think in that case wo
would have to use our official au
thority. And, Princess. I suppose
won do not want to make trouble
the Consul-
"Baron, I am much surprised to
hear that," I replied. "Didn't you
tell mo somo days ago that you
would' securo me a theatrical en
gagement If I would only consent
to give you the manuscript of my
drama, in which I intend to play the
leading rolef
"Yec, Princess; but you said you
would not give me the manuscript,
and so I am unable to do anything
for you," replied tho voice of the po
lite bureaucrat of (he Czar.
"Is that why you keep the spies
on my track day and night? Is that
why you want to deport me in such
a strango way, after having built
about me a net of diplomatic in
trlguesl" I retorted angrily.
"Well, wo have secret agents and
use them when we need to," the
voice replied. "I wflLtake cin of all
your affairs and provide you with
money If you will not make any dif
ficulties for us, Princess. I hope to
meet you some day in Russia and
then wo will have a better chance
to talk of art"
Having bidden me farewell, tne
Consul hung up tho receiver and I
sank exhausted on my chair. My
head became dizzy and I felt as If
the fires of hades were raging la
my soul. I gazed blankly out of jny
window at the gay crowds in the
street and felt I was a prisoner la
the apartment of a New York hoUO.
"Be careful with your allur-
lips" -the Czar's Ad-
to Princess Olga.
lady who received mo hospitably as
a friend of my countryman. Half an
hour later Mr. X. and his friend. Mr.
Z.( arrived with my things and as
Bured mo that I was eafo.
It was near midnight I felt as if I
had boon saved from drowning. But
although exhausted and tired, Icoufd
not Bleep. Tho thrilling past moved
like a feverish panorama before my
I was born a Princess of Cauca
sian blood. My father, Prlnco Tschcr
kasky, Is doscondod from an old
Tartar noblo family and has occu
pied various high offices In my na
tive land. But he was not good to
my mother, so I lived with her in
St Petersburg, where I was educated
in tho famous College of Smolnl. I
was a pretty young girl, and men
adored mo already when I was flf-
toon years old. At tne age of sir
Already, during our courtship, I felt
now and then doubtful momonts. I
was a girl of a very spiritual naturo.
But my flan co seemed to be Inter
ested only In physical matters. But
I could not change my mind, and so
became his wife.
Even in tho first year of my mar
ried life I discovered that my hus
band hated my spiritual love of
beauty and considered me a dreamer.
He did not like that I should read'
and write poetry or take any Inter
est in art. Ho wanted to make a
bargain with me, and proposed to
one of tho Grand Dukes to have me
as his favorite, In return for which
outrageous bargain tho Grand Duke
would favor my husband politically.
The Grand Duke himself was mar
ried. I almost fainted. Tho Grand
DuKe said to me cold-bloodedly:
'rnncess, your husband Is
"Even the Czarina's Friend
ship for Princess Olga
could not prevent the
Czar's long arm from
pursuing he."
This may seem strango, yet tho fact
is I have boon shadowed by Russian
spies as If I had been one of tho
most daring of revolutionists.
The reason of my escape from
Russia and this shadowing by Rus
sian spies Is their knowledge of my
play, "The Oolden "Cage." drawn
from Russian court life, and tho fact
that it tells a story that would em
barrass persons In high Russian
circles. Like the sensational New
York play of tho past season, "With
in tho Law," my "Golden Cage" re
veals unpleasant truths.
Having pondered my situation, I
came to the conclusion I would not
sail as ordered by the Consul-Gen-eral.
I decided to use a little
diplomacy and boo bow I could de
selve the Russian spies.
I called up the Consul-General and
asked him to send the steamshb
ticket to my apartment and pay my
bill, as I intended to go earlier to
tho steamer, acoompantod by a
friend, and would not need his sec
retary. Greatly pleased with my
willingness to sail, which ho had not
expected, tho Consul roadlly prom
ised to send mo everything about
five o'clock tho same afternoon.
In the meanwhilo I had mot a
countrVman, whom I had known In
Russia and on whose good will I
could roly. Ho arranged to meet
mo at ten o'clock in the evening at
the pier of the Cunasd Lino, where
I would go with my things to board
the steamer. There wo would de
cldo upon further pluns.
Tho Russian Consul sent a clerk
to my apartment, paid my botol bill
and left second-class passage with
a fow dollars extra for railway faro
from Southampton to London, where
a Russian agent was to meet me
and tako me to the Embassy. But
tho clerk told me that tho Consul
had also taken a ticket for one of
his secret agents on tho same
At 10 o'clock In the evening I was
with my trunks at tho pier and bo
held my countryman with an Amer
ican friend waiting for me outside.
I also saw two Bhadowy figures fol
lowing me llko phantoms.
"Wo must board the steamer at
onco," whispered my countryman.
"My friend, Mr. 55., will Btand out
side and tako care of your things. I
will take your pult-case, you simply
follow mo."
I covered my face with a veil In
order to ovade tho reporters, and
we boarded the Bteamer, while the
friend of Mr. X. remained outside
with the two detectives. As soon as
wo wore on tho steamer I changed
my bat and wrap In my cabin, it
was evident that In the throng of
passengers and their accompanying
parties wo had eluded the spies. My
countryman whispered In my ear;
"Go down la the Btoerage and
leave from tho gangway downstairs.
You will reach the street from an
other entranco and there tako a taxi
that Is waiting tor you."
I left him and did as be had in
structed. He remained in the second
cabin while I walked out entered
the waiting taxi and drove away, I
drove to the house of an American
nnn T hnnnmn n T.nw In IVnltln. J'OUr DartnOr. BO it is Onlv natural
the Czarina, because she thought I B?w yaar real huBband." fph?
was one of the prettiest girls of St . ur ,v" xiignnoss, novorj i T " "d t r i 1 1. hhii mvspir inp nnvrninr in -
- w. umj uitu ALL
the world. Even If I am not tho wife
of my husband, certainly I shall not
bo tho creature of another man," I re
torted vigorously.
The Grand Duke stared at mo and
grunted, grimly:
"Well, wo will see. Princess,
don't tako marriage so seriously. It
is only a label to cover other re
lations with something conven
tional." I began to see the horrible preci
pice of Immorality -that prevailed
in the gilded halls of palaces. I
shuddered and my naturo revolted.
That is why I left my husband and
his glided castles and went to my
mother, who was alive at that time.
She was a groat soul and consoled
me. Now, tho old, dormant Idea of
the stage awakened in my soul. I
had studied drama in college. I
was by naturo an actress.
When I made my first appearance
on the stage In St. Petersburg, I,
the first lady of tho court, there was
a storm of indignation. I played
successfully and the audience ap
plauded my art. Tho Czar was bit
terly against me in tho beginning,
but being a great lover of the drama,
bo soon forgave me. But the court
circle never could say a good word
for me. I was ostracized and bit
terly condemned, not only for bolng
an actress, but for being the sep
arated wife of a high functionary
of tho, court.
The intrigues against me started.
All kinds of temptations were put'
in my way. But I was strong. I'
was again admitted to the court
But now I aaw that life with an
objective eye, and tho Idea of writ
ing a drama of court life occurred
to me. I did so and it proved to bo
excellent But how could I play it
Petersburg. Tho officers of tho
guard regiments wore all madly in
lovo with mo. Even the Czar kissed
my hands of course, in tho pres
ence of tho Czarina.
"Princess, you will havo a hard
life, with your beauty," said the
Czar humorously. "Feminine beautj
is tho most intoxicating of sensa
tions for a man. Tho fact is, it can
deprive a most serious and respect
able man of his senses and self-con
trol. Therefore, bo careful with yout
fiery looks and alluring lips."
"Your Majosty, I am a Benslble girl
and hope to withstand all tempta
tions," I stammered.
The fact was, I foil in love with
Prince Andrei Galitzlne. an officer
of the Guard Curasslr Regiment, a
very handsome and rich young man
of the highest standing socially, no
was not exactly my Ideal, but the
Czar said I .should become his wife.
the play to 'a few great
Russian dramatists and they were
enthusiastic about It They Bald
that if I could have It staged abroad
I would become famous.
I was ready to mako any sacrl
''flees. I sailed to Now York and
thero a friend of mine introduced
me to a rich American, who at once
fell In love with mo. Although I
did not love him, I agreed to b&i
come his wife.
But it waB all an Illusion. Ho
did not caro for my ideals, and I
did not want to Bell myself, so I
was left In my critical situation.
As you have seen, my troubles
have gained for mo true friends in
America, and through them I hope
before long to be freed forever
from the persecutions of Russian
eples, and saved from the disgrace
ful fate arranged for me in my own
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