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THE WASHINGTON HERALD.' SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17. 1912.
FLASHES FROM OLD WORLD
; HOPELESSLY DIVIDED
AGAIN BECOMES ACTIVE SOCIALLY.
TO HELP NEEDY
DOCTOR RISKS LIFE TO
SAVE CHILD OF MINER
Royal Body of Great Britain' Presents Two Reports,
One of Which Praises System in United States
and Other Scoring It as Undesirable.
BpeeUl Cable to 111 WasMnston Herald.
London. Nov. 11 The royal divorce
commission, after three )ears of con
Jural bickering, has brought In a report,
or rather two reports, showing; hope
less Incompatibility of temper among Its
members. The result has been to let
loose a flood of discussion which almost
drowned out the Balkan war, the Eu
ropean crisis and the defeat of the gov
ernment on the Irish home rule question.
The public is as hopelessly divided as
the members of the commission. Every
body has an opinion to express and
everybody Is expressing It. George Ber
nard Shaw sums it all up with his usual
cynicism when he says-
"The majority report of the divorce
commission Is not quite so ldlotlo as the
minority, but the moral of both
"Don't get married."
After three years of solemnly taking
hundreds of thousands of words of tes
timony, the majority of the commission
recommends that women should have the
same rights as men In obtaining a di
vorce. Impossible as it may seem t
Americans, no woman hitherto could ob
tain a divorce In England on the sole
ground of Infidelity, while a man on
the other band could obtain a divorce
on this ground alone.
Minority Report Startling;,
Apart from this one recommendation,
the necessity for which would amaze
any one but an Englishman, the ma
Jority report is of little Interest tc
Americans. It merely recommends that
divorces should be granted on the same
grounds and with the same ease as they
are now .granted In practically all
American States except South Carolina.
The minority report, however, which
opposes extending grounds for divorce,
holds up the United States as a horrible
example against which, all Englishmen
and women must guard themselves if
they are not to fall Into the same hideous
conditions as those which now prevail
"In the United States the excessive
prevalence of divorce Is notorious," says
this minority report, which Is signed by
the Archbishop of York, Sir William
Anson, the historian, and Sir Louis Dlb
din. the famous church lawyer. "The
outstanding fact is that in the case of
the great English-speaking American
people, which has, and for many years
has had. a divorce law largely similar
to that which our colleagues would see
established in this country, the number
of divorces has grown rapidly year by
Cartridge in Fire Explodes with
Telling Effect on Youngsters
frpeaal Oabie to Tha Washington Herald.
London. Nov. 16. Three little children
sitting round the Are in a cottage at
Flagg, a hamlet near Bakewell,
Derbyshire, were seriously injured by
an explosion, apparently of a cartridge
among the coal
Two police constables heard the explo
sion and ran to the cottage. They found
that one bo, 'William Ernest Prince.
ten years old. had two middle fingers
and part of his thumb blown off one
hands, while his other hand had been
almost entirely dest roved. Joseph Ed
ward Prince, aged eight, had the back
of both hands riddled with shot, and one
of his legs severely burned, while Rich
ard Prince, aged five, was bleeding pro
fuselj The three children were driven
in a trap to Bakewell Hospital. Their
condition Is regarded as precarious.
The mother of the children is a widow
who lost her husband suddenly a year
ago There was no fireguard, as Mrs.
Prince is too poor to buy oney and the
children were seated on the fender when
the explosion occurred.
Pieces of copper picked up In the room
seem to Indicate that the explosion must
have been caused by a very powerful
explosive, and it is suggested that It was
possibly a charge used In quarry blasting
WITH REAL WOOL
Fair of Sheep Increase to "Whole
Flock and Shearing Causes
Elal Cable to The Washington Herald.
London. Nov It The cause of George
Bernard Sbaw's partiality for suits made
of homespun cloth is given by a writer in
It all came about, says the writer, from
G B S 's admiration or that of his wife
for two black sheep The owner was so
flattered that he insisted on making them
a present of the sheep Being vegetar
ians, they did not know what to do with
them, and so they put the twin sheep out
to board and lodge on a desolate farm In
the north of Ireland, while they them
selves returned to clvillaztlon. Within
a few months a couple of bales of wool
were sent, and were speedily turned Into
homespun for Mr Shaw and his wife
But when the next shearing came they
had more wool than they knew what to
do with, so they sent it to their rela
tives Time passed, and Mr. Shaw's prosperity
increased so did the wool. After his rela
tives he tried It on his neighbors In
fact so much cloth arrived that all his
friends excepting only the critics were
wearing clothes from the shaven sheep,
lie Is said to have clothed many an am
bitious actor appearing In his plays, but
with the Increase of the wool came a po
lite intimation from the faruer that he
could no longer afford to board and lodge
the sheep at the same rate aa previously.
Then, the truth leaked out the black
sheep bad lost no time. In following their
owner's teachings against race suicide.
Mr. Shaw wrote- more plays In the hope
of getting IntoVtouch with actors who
were nofvegetarians and actresses who
likedf homespun, but even his versatility
was not.equal to the sbeep. which multi
plied exceedingly. lAnd'so Mr. Shaw can
aay with Sbylock, "when asked if his
money Is so much) sheep .and Iambs, "I
cannot tell; I raadekU breed as fasti '
i, s '
Airenyxa rraaOy teportid its first carta ef
Genus frond rj briar the dnttiition.
year. It has now reached a figure which
In proportion to the population Is con
siderably more than double that of the
number" of divorces Jn any ofher country
of J the world except in Japan, where
one' In every six marriages is dis
solved. So marked has been the decay
of home life In modern times that a
National League for the Protection of
the Family was formed about thirty
Enclnnd Would Be aa Bad.
"After making all allowance for differ
ences of national temperament, climate.
and circumstances between England and
the United States, we are bound to rec
ognise that the two countries have too
much in common to make it probable
that It we. In England, adopt what are
substantially the American grounds for
divorce, we shall escape the grave dis
asters which have admittedly followed
their adoption In the United States.
"The unwisdom of neglecting so con
fsplcuous an object lesson Is emphasized
by the fact which apparently Is admit
ted on all hands that now that the pres
ent American divorce law has had time
to break root and bear Its Inevitable
fruit, no more legislative restrictions.
even if tractable, will stem the tide of
Such are the awful conditions which
are held up to the horror of English
men by the churchmen who vainly on-
posed the majority report in favor of
greater freedom for divorce In Great
There is every evidence, however, that
these pious gentlemen are pointing the
nnger of scorn toward America in vain
If the recommendations of the majority
of the commission are adopted and em
bodied in the law. as apparently they
will De. divorce will become Just aa easy
in Great Britain as it is now in America
and in all probability it will become Just
The principal reason for the small num
ber of persons seeking divorce in Eng
land in the past has been the great cost
of legal proceedings, making it lmpos-
siDie ror poor people to obtain divorce.
One result of the English marriage and
divorce restrictions is that in large sec-
lions or ionoon and many manufactur
ing towns In England hundreds of thou
sands of people live together as man and
wife without any marriage ceremony be
ing performed While English church
men are holding up their hands in horror
at American divorce statistics, it would
Do well for them to consult the statistics
regarding illegitimate birth and unsanc
tlfled marriages in their own dioceses.
, TITLES IN PARIS
"Zings" and "Queens" Snbject of
Discovery by Leon Daudet,
Speoal Cable to The Waihlriton Henld.
Paris, Nov IS. Leon Daudet. well
known as a man of letters, who mar
ried a granddaughter of Victor Hugo,
and is himself the son of the great nov
elist, Alphonse Daudet. has made the
discovery that Paris has become more
and more the haunt of kings In exile
But they are different kings from those
about whom his father wrote In his
book, 'Kings in Exile ' In those days
the ex-King of Hanover, who lived in
the house now occupied by Harris
Phelps the monocled Baltimore lawjer,
the ex-King of Sen la. ex-Queen Isa
bella of Spain. ex-Emperor Dom Pedro
of Brazil, and the ex-Queen of the two
Sicilies all made Paris their headquar
ters Leon Daud-t points out that the aueens
and kings of his father's day are now
replaced bv American kings, and also
some American queens. For Instance.
there are William Ellis Corey, of Pitts
burg, king of steel, James Haien Hvde,
king of Insurance. Sellers McKee. king
of glass, Abe Hummel, king of criminal
lawyers, August Eddv. king of venerable
painters, and Eugene Higglns, king of
yachtsmen Then there Is Berry Wall,
former king of the dudes, who is known
on the race courses as ' the man with
As for queens, the list is even Ioneer.
There are Mrs. Archibald White, of Cin
cinnati, queen of coal, gas, and coke,
Mrs. Monahan, the ambitious queen of
radiators, Mrs. Norma Hutchinson, queen
of beauty, Mrs. Gilpin Harjes, queen of
coai, airs Clinch Smith, of New York,
queen or music, Mrs William B Leeds.
queen of royal entertainers, and Miss
Ramona Borden, princess of condensed
milk, brought to Paris recently by Mrs.
'William White, queen of chewing gum.
CLEVER AMERICAN ACTEESS
SUES FOR DIVORCE BECAUSE
HUSBAND WONT WORK
Paris, No. K May de Sousa, the clever
American actress, who, two years ago.
married L A. Haines, of Rochester, N.
Y, has not found married life the rose
ate and ecstatic state she pictured it So
she has entered suit for divorce in Lon
Her success In America was only a
slight reflection of the furore she created
In Paris and generally In Europe. Sho
Is now filling an engagement in South
Africa. She said that the ease with
which she was able to make money
seemed to strike a responsive chord In
the heart of her husband, who concluded
there was no use of two working If ono
could make enough for'both. So he be
came a man of leisure His wife said
she could not provide for him, nor did
she wish to, so she told him to go to
work or somewhere else any place, so
long aa sho was rid of him. Ho declared,
she says, that leisure had taken such
hold on him that he could not work
again. Then sue sued for divorce.
bans: messenger here
Man Who Took f 00,000 from Berlin
Bank Traced by Teller.
Special Cblo to T Wuhlnzton Ilrrald.
Berlin, Nov. 16. Gustav Brunning, the
messenger of the Dresdener Bank of
Berlin, who escaped with S5O.O0O of tha
banks' money. Is In the United States.
A letter from him waa received by a
former messenger at the bank statinc
he waa well and safe In Hoboken and
that he had bad a fine Journey across the
ocean. The Berlin police cabled to New
York, hoping the fugitive would be
I caught, but the opinion of the inspectors
here Is that Brunnlnf nrobablv wnf
West immediately after posting the let-.
r Hi juoooKcn.
rKBBeBBBBesJlSl.2,J,Tr 'iarnX. 1'i'Sn
Who has been enthusiastically irelcomed buck Into activities of London society
life after a period of mourning.
Mrs Roberts, the American million
airess, who has Just re-entered societ).
has not yet recovered from her terrible
grief at the loss of her only child, Daisy
Irene, five years old. who was killed in
an elevator accident at her home in Gro"
venor Square a vear ago.
Mrs. Roberts' marriage took place at
the Guards Chapel In 1903, and created
great Interest on account of her south.
One Agrees to Serve Term of the
Other, but Berhllon Measure
ments Block Plan.
Brrcial Cable to Tha Washington Herald.
Paris, Nov 16. A case of transaction In
prison whereby one prisoner who was
about to be liberated agreed to serve the1
sentence of another man has Just come to
light Every month M Bertlllon. the di
rector of the Anthropometric Service, re
ceives from the central prison a descrip
tion of the prisoners who are to be liber
ated. A week ago the report bearing on
prisoner named Bretcher reached him
froi Loos jail As Is his custom M Ber
tlllon compared It with that which he pos
sesses In his offices
He found that the two reports did not
rrronnnnft Ttpllpvlnc- that o ml.t.lr. t.
oeen maae oy the authorities of Loos
prison, he ordered a second report to be , months The spurious Tretcher returned
sent to him This was Identical to the to Loos Jail, and Is still there Now he Is
first one. He was now convinced that I to be prosecuted as an accomplice In aid
something of an unusual character had (lng the real Bretcher s escape
11 K3?tstfcv?rTr'?jg3ililMBHsiltt.fc3 rv 'X'''lKWLBPiWKM,m3SLHa
LsllliBMLsllllilflillllllLslS$iili)&l?NSi vM SMsSBtBWySs?'i ,aiMHWtIWs3
. TbU ! one of the first photographs of
thoirsj the Montenegrin gunners operating
attraction;, and the great wealth of her
voung American husband, who became a
naturalized British subject
The couple, although happily married,
had singularly bad luck In several waia
During the honeymoon In France thej
met with a serious automobile accident
both being badly injured In 150S Mrs
Roberts most valuable jewels were
stolen from the house In Grosvenor
happened M Bertlllon Instituted an In
qiirv and found that the description sent
to him corresponded in ever) detail to
that of a man named Fedlde, who was
sentenced to a weeks Imprisonment for
The prison authorities were informed of
this and opened an inquiry on their own
account The) learned that while await
ing his transference to Loos Jail, Bretch
er sentenced to three months' imprison
ment for theft, occupied the same cell as
Fedlde In the Sante prison Bretcher
represented to Fedlde that as the latter
was a tramp without a. home he should
serve his sentence 'Once outside he
added, 'I will send ou money and )ou
ill be happier than If )ou were free
Fedlde agreed to the
When the day of his liberation arrived
and the warden opened the cell door and
shouted his name it was Bretcher who re
plied Bretcher, therefore, left He was
called before the correctional tribunal, as
he had appealed against his conviction
It was Fedlde who appeared Bretcher's
counsel was surprised to find that the
man for whom he had to plead was small,
whereas the real Bretcher was a big man.
He, nevertheless, kept his suspicions to
himself and defended his new client Tak
ing pity on the latter s condition the
Judge reduced the sentence to two
SIEGE GUNS IN ACTION.
the Montenegrin army fighting the Turks o be received In this country,
one of their blacest Held pieces during the siege at Tnratosclu
Plans Unique Tea to Raise Funds
Riwf.l rVM. ti Th. WaiMniton Herald,
Berlin. Nov. IS. With the end of No
vember comes the time when the spirit
of the approaching Christmas begins to
move the hearts of the Germans toward
charity, and charity feasts aro the order
of the day. Thanks to the generosity
which Is one of the main characteristics
of the Berliner, few ef the very poor In
thia rttv Uric food, warmth, and com
fort during the Christmas holidays, but
there Is a large class ot genua pauper
who are ashamed to admit their poverty
and who suffer great privations In si
lence because their condition Is known
to only a very few.
It Is this class of poor people which the
popular Crown Princess Cecile proposes
to take under her special protection this
year, and with that purpose in view sne
has organized a unique charity tea.
which Is to take place next week. The
proceeds of this function are to be de
voted to the amelioration of needy mem
bers of the German aristocracy and
others who come under the head of the
This class is inordinately large. It In
eludes members of the best families In
Teuton noble nomenclature, and the mil
itary cast Is strongly represented,
Hundreds upon hundreds of "vons wno
have either not been able or Inclined to
keep march with the progress of events
In the highly commercialized Father
land are said to be on the brink of desti
tution and dependent upon such benefac
tions as the crown princess has Just
taken In hand Her Imperial highness
has hit upon a novel way of Insuring
the financial success of the undertaking
She has asked some 150 leading society
ladles to assist her by presiding over In
dividual tea tables, for which they must
furnish ev erythtng porcelain, glassware,
linen, decorations and servants and
they must, in addition, guarantee a min
imum profit of 100 marks apiece.
ORTH AOCTIOH '
Most of Visitors Are Curious Rather
Than Interested in Making
Special Cable to The W aiaisston Herald.
Berlin, Nov 16. More curious people
than buyers were at the public auction
of the art treasures and effects of the
late Archduke Johann Nepomuk Salva
tore of Austria otherwise the romantic
John Orth. The rooms were so densely
packed that the police had to force out
scores of men and women for the sake
of safety and air.
The Interest of Austria In the succes
sion of John Orth was manifested by the
presence of an agent sent by Louise of
Tuscany, former crown nrlnrrsa nf Kit.
ony, with instructions to purchase cer-'
tain paintings of Orth s ancestors .Among
the prominent Austrians who Inspected
the lo's on sale were the Austrian Am
bassador, who spent several hours in the
rooms Sales were slow and prices low
Two carved clothes closets of the sev
enteenth century brought $.V!0 and two.
respective!) Another cupboard of rare
ae'lgn brought onl) KM
A steady visitor at the sale was Prin
cess Karl von Isenburg, wife of the son
of one of Orth s sisters, and In her com
pany appeared Princess Antoinette von
Isenburg The two princesses bought
among other things, a marble bust of
(Jueen Louise of Naples for J70. a paint'
Ing bought by Giovanni Sicnorlnl. repre
senting the -rawnlng of King Leonold II
of Tuscany, for J1C0. and the portrait of
Leopold II for $50
WENTWORTH BACON HURRIES
TO PARIS TO MARRY
A POPULAR WIDOW
Paris, Nov 16. Wentworth Bacon, of
Boston, cousin of former A-nbarsador
to France, Robert Bacon, has hurried
across Ahe sea from New York to marry
Irs Katherlne Jo), formerl) Miss Grif
fin. of Detroit The marriage will be
a. quiet affair on account of the recent
death of Mr Bacon s father
Mrs Joy is a friend of Mrs David G
Bachelder whose engagement to Count
Andre de Bo slue) was recently an-
nmtnrH It Mm tha -ivamnls tt hf
friend was too overpowering and when
matrimony was In the air she could not
resist the importunities of Mr Bacon,
who, upon receiving a favorable cable,
left immediately for Paris.
Mrs. Joy Is a very handsome woman
She has been much courted while in
Paris and the hopes raised in the hearts
of titled wooers will be rudel) shat
tered by the unexpected announcement
of her approaching marriage
(Coprrixht hr International Item Berrku)
Sucks Diphtheria Germs from Babe's Throat, yith
No Thought of Danger to Self, and Reward
Is Loss of Victim's Life.
Scoria! Cfcbl to Th VTaaMniton Herald.
Glasgow, Nov. It Exceptional heroism
and bravery does not need a battlefield
or a sudden calamity as a setting Its
merit Is the same If It be achieved amid
the ordinary happenings of everyday life
Such a tale of quiet splendid heroism
comes from the north of Scotland. The
sheer, spontaneous bravery of It the un
questioning of self-sacrifice, trade with
out a moment a hesitation, impressed it
self so vividly upon one of tha witnesses
that It will remain the outstanding mem
ory of a lifetime.
The scene waa the humble cottage
bouse of a working man and his wife In
ono of the outlying districts of Glas
gow. Their little boy of five years was
dying of one of the most malignant dis
eases a child can suffer from diphtheria.
The swiftness with which the dreaded
membrane, the poisonous matter, grows
closes the air nassase in the throat
In this particular case the crisis bad
come on with terrible rapidity, and the
doctor waa summoned with ail haste.
What followed Is best told Iff these wprda
of the witness
"I shall never forget to my dying day
the scene in the little cottage kitchen
with the dying child l)ing on the bed in
front of the fire and the parents, grief
stricken, sitting in a seml-daxed condi
"There was a gas jet burning, but the
room seemed to be lit by firelight I
could on!) see this and the child.
"When the doctor arrived Its condition
was critical The disease was as ad
vanced as it could be without actual
death Directly the doctor saw the little
boy he saw that It was a esse for Instant
"What I saw next will always remain
the bravest deed I have ever seen or
could possibly conceive
Without a moment's Hesitation ne ae-
HER TO EGYPT
BVItOM-.SS VO RtBECK,
DODGING KNIVES DID
NOT APPEAL TO WIFE
AND SHE GETS DIVORCE
Special Cable to The VTaibinston Herald.
1-ondon. Nov 16.' Mv huband used to
make me get out of bed In the middle
of the night and play the piano for
friends whom he brought home
'One evening he threw knives across
the dinner table at me, and I bad to
dodge them "
These statements were among the ai
legations of cruelty that Mrs Blanche
Agnes Nichols Gllson, who appeared as
petitioner in the Divorce Court made
against her husband. Edward Joseph Gil-
son of Wellington When she left him
he wrote to her as follows
I have had my fill of loneliness, and
hold out the olive branch to sou. On re
flection I feel that I have not been as
perfect as I might have been. If you
have any love for me. give me a chance
of proving m)self again, your loving hus
Mrs Gllson gave him the chance he
asked, but he continued to 111 treat her.
One night when heavy snow was fall
ing he pulled her out of bed b) her
ankles and opened the window He also
on other occasions pointed a revolver at
her and threw her on tho floor during
A decree was granted
AandevUle and Sentiment.
Brx-ria! CaMe to The V ashbistmi Herald.
Strasburg, Prussia, Nov. 16. At a local
-vaudeville hall the authorities forbid the
performance of "A Royal Dlv orce. ' a
play In which the plot revolves round Na
poleon, until the following passage had
been Inserted In a speech by the Little
' I am haunted by the most somber
presentiments. If It were not for those
Prussians. Those Prussian Grenadiers.
They march to battle like a living wall
Impossible to penetrate "
Gets fSSOO for Smile.
Rrecial Cable to The VTaahisston Herald.
London. Nov. IS. For smiling pleasant-
1) at her as she left the church. Mrs.
Walker, wife -of the cashier at the Cap
ital and Counties' Bank. Chelmsford, has
been left a legacy ot JS0O by the late Miss
Alice Hodges, of Chelmsford
When told of her good fortune. Mrs.
Walter explained that she sat near Miss
Hodges at church, ard as she came out
she was In the habit of smiling at her
and exchanging a few pleasant words.
LbBBBBBBBBs i i'saSsJlBBBBBBBBa
slded on the list desperate remedy1.
"Making an incision In the child's
throat he knelt down and proceeded de
liberately to suck out the vumlent
poisonous diphtheria matter In tha wind
pipe. "Not once, but two and three times, he
put his mouth to the little boy's throat
with apparently not the slightest thought'
of the terrible danger he was htmeslf
"He was deliberately risking his life
for the child s. as surely as the soldier
goes back to rescue a wounded comrade
under fire, with the difference that no
one was seeing his heroic effort
Ottb Life In Danger.
"That his splendid sacrifice was In
vain was the bitterest thing of all, though
It does not In any way detract from the
heroism of the deed.
"His own life was undoubtedly in dan
ger afterward, and that night he waa
' One hears of the recognition which is
given to miners and other brave men
who risk their lives for the sake of
others Surely It ought to be possible for
some similar recognition to be made to
the medical profession for their splendid
I went through the South African war.
and I have seen many brave acts, but
the bravest I saw anywhere waa the one
which I saw enacted in that little kitchen.
"The memory of the dying child on
the Scotch bed In front of the fire, the
beautiful course and devotion o fthe
doctor, will never fade.
" He was an entire stranger to me. and
I shall probably never see blm again,
but count myself proud and fortunate
even to have known for so short a period
an unknown hero behind the scenes."
The doctor was Dr. John, iltmro Cnmrv.
belL M, L.. of Glasgow, and it is satls-
taciory to Know that he has suffered no
hi enects or uis brave act
RED TAPE COSTS
Ancient Comedy of Eights Between
Special Cablo to Tbs VVaahinctOQ Herald.
London, Nov. 15. One of those quaint
official comedies w-lth which civil serv
ants are wont to enliven the tedium of
their duties has Just come to an end after
a run of fifty years.
During that time It has Involved about
l.SOO.000 letters and an equal number of
postage stamps, and has led to one de
partment paying another some STa.003 In
When a coroner's Inquest Is concluded
It Is the duty of that official to send a
certificate notifying the registrar of the
' As a government department writing
to ourselves about a matter of State,"
said the registrar-general s department
' we shall not pay for the postage of
these certificates. '
The post-offlce, on the other hand, took
refuge in its famous and Impregnable
formula, "We have no regulations gov
erning this matter."
"You. postman." It said, "will treat a
coroner's letter Just as you would treat
a chemist s letter, and charge double pos
tage for It if it bears no stamp
Accordingly, registrars of births, mar
riages, and deaths have long been in the
habit of diving into their government
pockets every time the postman brought
a certificate, and paying the government
twopence of government money which
the government had fined itself
These picturesque old customs of ours
are ever being swept aw a) by the re
morseless vacuum cleaner of modern
methods The old quarrel between the
postmaster general and the registrar
general has been settled The post
master general has climbed down after
It was stated by Dr. Wynn Westcott
the coroner, at an Inquest at Hackney on
Saturday, that a new set of forms had
Just been issued, marked. officially
'It is a very sensible reform" added
But he did not see the hidden tragedy
of It all the anguished despair of the
civil servant bereft of his fifty-) ear-old
plaything, and set woefull) searching for
some other red tana tangle with which
to amuse himself at the taxpayers' ex
PRINCE TO POSH
CLAIM TO THRONE
Jean Ghika, Hero of Many Adven
tures, Seeks to 'Preside
bprcial Cable to The Washington Herald.
Paris, Nov 16 Prince Jean Ghika.
cousin ef tho prince who married Miss
Hazel 81nger. of Chicago, and of Prince
George Ghika. who married the Paris
music hall beauty. Liana de Pougy, has
gone to Athens to push his claim as pre
tender to the throne of Albania. Prince
Ghika married an Irish woman named
Margaret Dowllng, a cousin of Lord
Lansdowne, and promptly squandered her
fortune in pushing his claim as pretender.
Si thoroughly did he succeed In dissi
pating her worldly goods that the prin
cess Is now eking out a livelihood selling
the handiwork ot Roumanian peasants In
the R,ue Royale
Prince Ghika once wrote a series ot
poetic and inflammatory love letters to
the Princess de Chlinay. begging her to
flee with him to the wilds and forests
of Roumanla and there, communing with
nature, both would forget their unhappy
pasts. The princess prosaically turned
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with Delia Rogers, of Denver, as a star.
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and the star married the manager of the
Berlin Theater, declining the pretender
to the throne of Albania, and thus sacri
ficing all hopes of being a Balkan
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