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five will show fans in this section a
sample of their tossing wares tonight
wlien they oppose the Northwestern
five in Patten gymnasium. Because
of their triumps over Illinois and
Wisconsin within a week the Go
phers stand up as the favorites for
the conference cage honors.
KAISER, 58 TODAY, MOST ACTIVE OF ALL THE
15 RULERS IN WORLD WAR
i (Copyright, Brown & Dawson.)
The Kaiser Today.
"Kaiser Wilhelm is 58 today!
He is the fifth oldest ruler of-Eu-
rope and , third in duration of his
reign. He has ruled 29 years. He
became emperor of Germany and
king of Prussia, June 15, 1888, upon
the death of his father, Frederick
In spite of his years, the kaiser is
the most active ruler of all belliger
ents in the European War. He travels
from front to front, braving' all
weathers, and is an inspiration to his
'men wherever he appears.
Persons who have seen him have
marveled at his power of endurance
Kaiser Wilhelm was married in
1881 to Princess Augusta Victoria of
Schleswig-Holstein. They have seven
children and eight grandchildren. He1,
of all European sovereigns, has been
the only one to reaffirm his belief in
the divine right of kings, in 1911.
Next in line to the throne of Ger
many is Crown Prince Frederick' Wil
liam, who will become Frederick IV.
He was born in 1882" and was mar
ried in 4905 to Duchess Cecilie of
Macklenburg-Schwerin. They have
four sons and one daughter.
The f out rulers of Europe who are
older than Kaiser Wilhelm are Peter
Nicholas of Montenegro, 75; King
Peter of Serbia, 72; Suitan Motiam
med V., 72, and King Gustav V. of
The kaiser is two years younger
than President Wilson, who is 60.
King George of England is 52; Pres
ident Poincare of France, 57. .
The rulers who have' held the
throne longer than the kaiser- are
Czar Ferdinand of Bulgaria, who. has
ruled 30 years, and King Alfonso of
Spain, who has been ruler .since his
birth, 31 years ago., . -
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