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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. JUNE 22. 1902.
QUEEN ALEXflNDRfl'S COURT DRESS flS IT LOOKS UPON MRS. ALFRED GWYNE YAHDERBILT
of a New Hampshire Man
Who Time After Time L
GOWN IS WHITE AND PRINCE OF WALES FLUMES ARE IN THE HAIR.
WRITTEN 3TOR' THE BUrTDAT RZTTTBXJKX
An American woman is In possession of
a gown approved by Queen Alexandra.
This woman Is Mrs. Alfred Qwynns Vaa
dorbUt. who -was Miss Elsie French a year
and a half ago.
The .train of this gown 1 very long, show
ins; that they will not do entirely away with
tho court train.
Tha bodlca Is rather high. Indicating that
Queen Alexandra -will not Insist upon the
very low corsage which Queen Victoria
liked so WilL
But the gown Is -white and tha Prince of
Wales plumes are in the hair, the court
feathers, those upright ornaments which
ore the badge of the Queen's acquaintance
and which positively must be worn by those
who would bow at the Court of tha present
King and Queen.
lln. VanderbUt looked very pretty In her
court gown and showed herself to bo tho
typical American girl, slender, graceful,
west In face. If not actually pretty, and
quite. Ideal in the matter of brains.
And this Is what Queen Alexandra Is re
ported to have said of the. American women
who wore presented to her at this spring
They are tactful.
They, aro charming.
They ar perfect In Agere and
They have a presraea.
They try to doUght.
They aro deservedly favorites.
Tho Qneen has said a great deal-more
.about American girls, but this expresses It
In a nutshell.
Quoca Alexandra does not enjoy a court
function at which there aro no Americans
present, and ''she openly announces that all
Americana, who are to be presented shall
have that' which wo would can hi this coun
try "tho right-of-way."
Came to Know French
Society When a Child.
Mrs. VanderbUt. ono of tha younger ma
trons who have thus far boea presented.
has enjoyed unusual advantages from tho
beginning of her life to the end.
When a child many of her relatives lived
In Paris, and so she came to know French,
As she grew up the summer drama of
Newport was open to her. Then she went
abroad and enjoyed the advantages of Lon
don, finishing with a tour which is known
as going round the world, though only the
cultivated part of it is taken In on the
Then she married the richest young man
In tho richest country In existence, and,
within the first year, she gave both fami
lies infinite delight by presenting them with
an Twlr to ho name and the money.
Mrs. VanderbUt is scarcely 21 now, but
her personality and her position would
have made her romantic and tho fact that
sho possesses such untold wealth weaves
an additional romance around her.
And what does sho do with her wealth,
this wonderful young woman to whom a
million Is no more than an every-day thou
sand, and to whom a thousand corresponds
to many a woman's single dollar?
She gives to maternity hospitals, for with
rare grace she has discovered the affinity
between herself as a mother and tho mother
Sympathizes With Struggling
Talent and Aids the Poor.
Ehs carries on a pleasant flower charity
Is which working girls are benefited by the
presence of ret blossoms.
She endows or pensions families, and. to
be In her service once Is to be fixed for
She asts as patroness of many a girl who
would study music and the arts, for sho
sympathizes with struggling talent.
In charity she is foremost, and not Helen
Gould herself could do more were she ham
pered with a family and other alms, as
Mrs. VanderbUt U.
In dress this young woman Is rather "dis
appointing, for she Is very quiet and en
lrely unassuming. Any woman with a
tailored gown can look as well, as she. pro
vided she have the delicately graceful car
riage and' the delightful manner, a trifle
haughty but very womanly.
At her own table Mrs. VanderbUt Is never
a ALFBED GWTNNB VANDEBBD7E
ostentatious, preferring to enjoy her guests
rather than to spread before them all the
appalling grandeur which Is possible to her.
Mrs. VanderbUt Is very fond of the heir
to the millions. Sho makes a good mother,
though not, strictly speaking, a devoted
one, for she leaves her child and goes on
trips with her husband, and la one of his
frequent coaching companions.
Alfred Gwynne VanderbUt holds the
coaching record, as his cousin, Willie K.,
Jr., holds the automobUe record. His hair
breadth escapes would fill a library, and
have been the cause of much worry to his
wife. Out of regard for her, he has re
trained from making many a trip, and. In
deference to her wishes, he does not drive
over the roads at bad seasons, nor does he
venture Into unknown paths. That this Is a
(This poem was written by Mr. Whittier
In 1S31. and was printed In tha New England
Review, which paper he was then editing.
It was never collected and I have never
seen It copied. It was signed "Adrian," as
were atany of his early poem S. T.
Boundless Eternity I the winged sands
That mark the silent lapse of flitting time
Are not for thee; thine awful empire stands
From age to age, unchangeable, sublime;
Thy domes are spread where thought con
In clouds and darkness, wbsro vast pillars
I mav not fathom thee: 'twould seem a
Thy being of Its mystery to divest.
Or boldly Hft thine awful veU with hands
Thy ruins are the wrecks of systems; suns
Blaze a brief space Cf ages.' and are not;
Worlds crumble and decay' creation runs
great trial for tho champion four-m-hand
driver any one who can. tool a coach wUl
tell you. ,
Orchids and Chrysanthemums
Her Favorite Flowers.
Mrs. VanderbUt Is a Uttle nervous on a
coach, but accompanies her husband Just
Has this young woman, who might havs
all tho fads in the world, any fads at all?
Is sometimes asked. ,
Her greatest fad Is for orchids, tha so
ciety favorite. In the foil she goes In for
chrysanthemums, and In the early Epring
her violets aro the biggest that are grown.
She is not a sclentl&a florist, but a society
John Gretmleaf Whittier.
To waste then perishes and is forgot
ret thou, all changeless, herdst not tho
Heaven speaks ones more In thunder; empty
Trembles and wakes; now worlds tn ether
Teeming with new creative Ufa, and trace
Their mighty circles, such as others shall
Thlno age Is youth, thy youth Is hoary ago,
Ever beginning, never ending, thou
Bearest Inscribed upon thy ample page, -Testerday,
forever, but as now
Thou art, thou hast been, shalt be; though
I feel myself Immortal, when on thee
I muse, I-shrink to nothingness, and bow
Myself before thee, dread eternity!
With God co-oval, co-existing, sua to do.
I go with thee tilt Time shall be no mora,
I stand with thes on Time's remotest
Ten thousand years, ten thousand times'
Still, stui with theomy onward' course!
And now no longer hear the endless surge
one, for sho likes tha flower of the sea
son. Her favorite color, for every woman has
a color, is a blue, which Is very becoming
to her. She wears blue and rose, and la
very partial to white.
Her luncheons are dellcata ones, and one
of her fancies Is the dressing of the table
with pretty articles of all sorts. She has
the money for the countless lamp shades,
the lovely hunger cloths, the delicate dainty
trifles which delight the soul feminine.
Mrs. Vanderbilfs disposition Is very
sweet, and she is one of the matrons of
the 400 who do not seem to know the
meaning of a household "scrap," nor in
her career has she made enemies or raised
up dissension of any sort.
They call her the fairy matron, and quits
a fairy matron she Is Is she not?
Of Time's dlght billows breaking on tho
Of distant earth; no mere the solems,
Requiem of worlds, when such are num
Steals by; still thou art moving on forever
more. From that dim distance would I turn to
With fondly sarchln8 glance, upon tho
Of brief existence, where I met the blaso
Of morning, bursting on my humble cot.
And gladness whispered on my happy lot;
And now 'tis dwindled to a point a speck
And now 'tis nothing, and my eyes may
Longer distinguish it amid the wreck
Of worlds In ruins, crushed at tho Al
Time what Is time
thee? a passing
To twice ten thousand
To twice ten thousand
Into the web of Infinite a cork
Balanced against a world; wa hardly,
Its being even.lts. name hath ceased to be;
Thy wave hath swept it from us, and thy
Mantle of years. In dim obscurity
Hath shrouded it around: Time What is
Tim to theel
i KTZ-rtOt FOIl THE SUNDAT TiErUM-IC.
Complete investigation has divulged rare
physical phenomena in the case of "al
ternating personality" In Mr. Charles E.
BuzzcU, who reside ten miles from Dover,
N. H., on a farm in Barrlngton. Up to
data there has been no change for the
better in his mental condition; his memory
of persons and events, himself Included, Is
a perfect blank previous to May 13, when ho
found 'himself standing on the wharf in
Rockland. He., about 3 o'clock in the morn
ing. In order that the reader may the better
understand the case, the story will be told
In the order In which the events occurred.
Mr. Buzzell Is S3 years old; he Is well
educated and has always been a great
reader of books and current literature; he is
six feet tall and well proportioned, weigh
ing 175 pounds; his health had always been
good; he had always been engaged In farm
ing and out-of-door work; he had taken an
active part In public affairs In his town,
politically and socially. During the past
ten years be has held various town of
fices. In the first week In May he complained
of severe headaches, something unusual for
Separated From His
Team While at Work.
One day when he was at work in a Held,
with his team harrowing, he found himself
In one part of the field, leaning over a
fenco and Ms team was standing In a dis
tant part of the field. He had no idea of
how he came there or how long he had been
there, but he thought at least an hour.
The last he could remember be was walk
ing behind the horses.
On another occasion, when he was en
gaged In looking over his accounts, sud
denly all became a blank, and when ha
came to himself he was half a mile away,
Btandlng in bis father's carpenter shop.
He' had not the slightest recollection of
how or why he went there.
On the morning of May 9 he loaded his
form wagon with produca and went to
Dover, as was his usual custom on market
days. It was a very warm day. and when
he arrived in town he called at the store
of a cousin. While there he complained of
a severe headache, and said his head had
troubled him considerably during the past
week" and he was going to sea a doctor,
whom he named. He did not do so, as was
During the forenoon he disposed of his
farm products and made bis usual pur
chases for the family and deposited them
in his wagon. He bad left his team at a
stable where he was last seen about noon.
None of the parties with whom he did
business noticed anything unusual about
Located at Brunswick
in Lost State of Mind.
From Investigations since made. It was
found that be took the noon electric car for
Eomersworth, which city he reached about
half-past twelve. He took the return oar
and was seen at Central Park, halfway be
tween th two cities, by a gentleman who
knows him well. Ha seemed all right and
apparently was riding for pleasure. This
was the last that was seen or heard of him
till May 27, when a report came from
Brunswick, Mb, that a man answering his
DUKE ATE IN
wniTnrr rem Tin: sundat refubij&
Grand Duke Alexis of Russia Is very fond
of fried potatoes, and during his recent
visit to Paris ha was wont to buy a few
every day from a woman In the street and
to eat them beside her stalL
The woman did not know him. but, as ho
paid her In princely fashion, she was very
anxious to find out who he was.
"I can tell you who he Is," said a neigh
bor one day. "He is Grand Duke Alexis,
uncle of the Czar and one of the greatest
men In Russia."
Utterly amazed, tha woman asked: "In
heaven's name, how should I address
' fi r-jrP-jMB-tojwy ?-Xl1Hxti'5o7 HBKBHES
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A, soaotj; jocng womaa et Jttwc., :
description was there. In a lost stats et
Up to this tlma all efforts have failed to
trace the route he took from Central Park
to Rockland, Me. Mr. Buzzell his not the
slightest Idea of where ha spent the time
until May IS- H fortunately had money
enough to pay all of his traveling expenses,
besides which he bought a suit of clothes
and a suit case somewhere.
When ho found, himself on the wharf in
Rockland, he says. It was dark, but began to
grow light soon after. He inquired when a
boat would leave for Boiton, and was told
that it had just gone out. He can remem
ber no further conversation there, neither
docs ha remember his trip from Rockland
to Bath; but he got there somehow, and on
the Uth remembers Inquiring of a. hack
man where he could find a. quiet place to
board. The hackman referred him to Mr.
James White, who resldea about three miles
from Bath, on tho Una of the electric road
Mr. Buzzell made that his horn for two
weeks. Ha says he then had a realizing
sense that something was wrong about
him, but he did not dura tell bis
boarding master, lest ha might take him
to be Insane and turn him out.
Just what ho said and did that first 'week
he remembers very distinctly. He began
to reason with himself: "Who am If
Where am IT Where Is my home? What
am I here for?" He began to realize that
ho was lost. His old fondness for reading
was still dominant, but ho could not re
member anything he had read or heard of
before he came to Bath. He bad always
been a. great reader.
Failed to Becognize His Mother
Upon Returning Home.
He was Interested In the current events
but could not understand allusions to past
events, such as the volcaalo eruptions, tho
assassination of President McKinley, tho
visit of Prince Henry, or the Civil War.
All such things seemed as new to him as an .
event that had happened tho day before.
When Mr. Buzzell arrived at home. In
Barricgton h could not recogniss his
mother, or his family, or his home. It was
a pitiful scene. But as they all know him
and gave such demonstrations of Joy at his
return, his Judgment was convinced they
were right and ho accepted their state
ments. Ho has two children, the older S years
of age, who is very fond of his father. When
ho saw his father coming Into the farmyard
the child clapped his hands with delight and
exclaimed: "Papa has cornel Papa, has
ccmel" Mr. Buzzell caught him up in hit
arms and said: "This convinces me, at
nothing else has, that I am at home and,
urder tho medical caro of tho family physi
cian" Doctor Ward, who vls'ts him dally
and Is keeping careful note of all phases of
tho case. Tho dootor declares that Mr. Bua
lell's mind Is sound In every particular ex
cept memory of past events. Ha Is not de
mented. Ha Is not childish. Ha knows tho
use of things on Use farm and in tho every
day affairs of life. He Is as fond of reading
as ever, but finds some difficulty In keeping
the beginning and the end. of a story con
nected. The doctor dissuades him as much as pos
sible from reading and from mental work
of any kind. He used to be a good mathe
matician, but now the simplest problems In
addition puzzle and weary nun.
"Oh, call him Tour Excellency, or Toar
Royal Highness,' " was tho answer.
Tho woman resolved to do so, and tho
next day, as she was sprinkling some salt
over tha smoking potatoes which the Grand
Duke had bought, she said: "I can recom
mend them to Your Royal Highness, for I
know Tour Excellency has never tasted
Tho Grand Duke burst out laughing, and
paid more for tho potatoes than ha had
ever paid before, bat ho was annoyed at
finding himself recognized and never re
turned to buy another potato.
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