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cursed his tutor and broke away from
lessons to meet one or another of his
charmers. For this conduct the king
in person welted him unmercifully
with a rawhide whip. This effected
no lasting improvement, and the un
happy Major Levasseur was forced to
A few months ago he was turned
out of a music hall of Belgrade for
throwing champagne bottles at the
leader of. the orchestra and climbing
over the footlights to make love to
One of his charmers in higher so
ciety was the wife of an army officer.
It is believed that he secretly con
tracted a false marriage with the
daughter of a general.
Several years ago King Peter de
posed his lawless son as crown prince
and proclaimed his brother Alexander
heir to the throne.
The prince is not a respector of
crowns and he frequently takes occa-
RUSSIA MOBILIZING TROOPS
sion to give out newspaper interviews
abusing or ridiculing the rulers of Eu
rope. The czar of Russia, whom he
visited, he described as an imbecile,
a stuffed doll, a man without a sin
gle idea in his head. He said the Ger
man emperor had plenty of energy,
but no sense.
The advisability of confining the
prince in "a sanitarium was discussed
by the prime minister and King Peter,
and the prime minister received a
horsewhipping from the irate prince
when he heard of the conference.
His lawless life has been the scan
dal of Europe, but even his worst ene
mies never believed the carnival of
crime would be brought to a climax
with so shocking a catastrophe as the
assassination of Archduke Francis
Ferdinand. It's the charge that
Prince George was an accomplice in
this plot of assassination that has
brought Servia and Austria, and per
haps all Europe to the brink of war.
BORDER THE WAR STAND AT A GLANCE
London. Localizing of Austro
Servian war for a general conflict
between the nations of the Triple Al
liance and the Triple Entente rests
upon the action that may be taken by
Germany will be first nation to mo
bilize upon initial move by Russia to
Every nation in Triple Alliance
counselling compromising of all in
ternal political and deputizing of all
factions to face internationa lconflict.
Paris. Pres. Poincaire arrived here
to direct personally destinies of
France in European war crisis.
Vienna. Reported that Polish So
cialists have risen in revolution. De
clared powder magazine and general
postoffice at Warsaw blown up.
Set Food Prices.
Vienna. Austria being stripped of
its male population for the war with
Servia. Shops closed, business near
ly paralyzed. , .
Foodstuffs advanced to prohibitive
price and dealers were attacked by
Government took charge of food
today. Maximum price for all food
stuffs was established with orders
that any attempt by merchants to ex
tort higher prices would be followed
by arrest and imprisonment.
HOW EUROPE IS PREPARING FOR
Russia. Troops being massed on
eastern frontier; czar informs kaiser
any invasion of Servia by Austria will
be signal for general mobilization or-,
Germany. While kaiser endeavor-r
ing to adjust situation with czar or-,
ders for army mobilization drawn up5
ready for issuance; battleship fleet)
concentrated in home waters. ,
England. British navy held underT
. Ujrders; government officially stiU,
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