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THIS PRINCE AND BEGGAR GIRL STORY DOES
NOT END LIKE STORY BOOK TALES
London Nov. 1. Details of the
love tragedy of Prince Leopold of
Coburg, nephew of l2ng.Ferdinand of
Bulgaria, and beautiful Lottie Ry
bichka in Vienna are given by the
correspondent at Budapest of Lloyd's
Weekly. The report of the girl's
death is confirmed. The prince is
Prince Leopold who was 37, and
the girl, 18, met two years ago at a
social function. They fell in love.
The prince convinced the girl that he
would be able to overcome the inex
orable rule against the marriage of
a member of the royal family to a
The opposition of the girl's father,
who is a high official of the Austrian
state police, and her mother led Miss
Hybichka to leave her home and
travel with the prince throughout the
Finally the couple- took apartments
in Vienna. On Oct 14 the girl order
ed the servants not to return until 8
o'clock, saying that she expected the
prince at 5. The prince, on arriving
at the house, ordered his chauffeur
to return at 7.
At 6 o'clock a soldier passing the
house heard revolver shots. With the
porter he hurried into the flat They
heard a faint cry: "Fetch the lock
smith; the keys are missing."
The men forced an entrance and
found the girl lying in a big arm chair
with her head thrown back, dead.
The prince was lying on the floor
with four bullet wounds, one of which
had pierced a lung. He held a hand
kerchief to his face shouting: "I am
blind! I am blind!"
Prince Leopold was hurried to a
hospital, where it was found that he
was suffering from vitriol thrown
into his face. One eye was removed
and the other is dangerously injured.
He may die.
The reconstructed story is that the
girl, learning that the prince was or
dered to the front, urged their mar
riage before his departure. The
prince futilely endeavored to obtain
his father's consent His efforts in
this direction failing, the prince
offered the girl half a million kronen
as a recompense. She declined tp
The prince then pointed out that
marriage was impossible and tried tjp
break off relations with the girl in
obedience to his father's orders.
Seeing the hopelessness of her
plight the girl threw vitroil in the
prince's face and followed the acid
with shots from a revolver which she
had kept concealed. Then she turn
ed the weapon on herself. " 1
KILL PROFESSORS AND MEN
TAKE GIRLS TO HAREMS
Boston, Nov. 1. Four professors
of the Euphrates American college,
founded by American missionaries at
Harpoot, Armenia, tortured by Turks
before being put to death, according
to letter made public here today by
Rev. Robert Keating Smith of West
field, Mass. Hair and mustache qf
one professor pulled out by roots.
Nails of another pulled but with pin
cers. Seven-eighths of students deport
ed, killed or exiled and young girls
carried away to harems. Ljetter was
written by American connected with
college and was addressed to Bishop"
Casparian, BostoD It is dated July
19, 1915, but name of writer is with
held in fear that he may be hunted
and killed by Turks.
. Fourteen professors were engaged
in instructing in American ideas 150
Armenian students, 'two-thirds of
them girls, when war broke out, it
was stated. Turkish authorities took
over seven of eight buildings of the
Mary Thompson, 5, Rensselaer,'
Ind, played with bonfire. Dead, I
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