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I PHYSICIANINCHIEF FOR FORrf FORI r rUNCLE
I < e rf UNCLE SAMS CLOCKS CLOCI < S
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i i NCLE SAM SA has a clock hospital hospitalI hOlpltalstowed hospitalstowed
U UNCLE I stowed away In the bowels of ofthe orthe otthe
the Treasury building b llding in charge chargesurgeonlnohicf chargeat chargeof
at a surgeonlnohicf and sever several several several ¬
al assistants astllst nts of which little or ornothing ornothing ornothing
nothing Is known to tho residents of oftho ottho ofthe
tho National Capital and of course much muchkas muchJUs muchless
less to those living outside outsideIn outsideIn outsideIn
In a small subterranean apartment apartment6r
Or cuddy hole In tho extreme southeast southeastcorner southeastcorncr southeastcorner
corner of the Treasury building may ma be befound be10und besound
found a part of every day a gentleman gentlemanwhoso genl1em gentlemanwhoso n nwboso
whoso vocation is ono of great im importance Imortanco importance ¬
portance ortanco To reach the hospital of ofwhich otwhich ofwhich
which he is the surgooninchlcf It is isaccessary IsB Isccssary
accessary B ccssary to descend from the basement basementfloor basementfioor basementfloor
floor of tho great edifice and through througha
a narrow winding passageway of gran
J Clock Doctor Fleming FlemingIte 1 1ita
4 4it
Ite it that appears to have been carved carvedbut carvtdt carvedoUt
but t of a mass of stone with a very veryeterni verytern verysthrn
sthrn eterni tern dungeonlike flavor The gentle gentleman gentleman gentleman ¬
man is 11 1 Doctor Edward S Fleming Flemingwho Flemingwho FlemingiIo
who iIo has ha charge of otho 1 tho various clocks clocksthat clocksthat clocksthat
that noU noo the time of arrival and de departure de1arture departure ¬
parture of the various vafious servants of Uncle UncleSam UncleSam UncleSam
Sam engaged in the Government de departments departments departments ¬
partments In Washington WashingtonMr VashlngtonMr
Mr Fleming in his personal appear appearance nppearance appearance ¬
ance bears no resemblance to the tra traditional traditional tm tmditlonal ¬
ditional clockmakers and clockmenders clockmendersoften elockmendersoft clockinendersoftcn
often oft n pictured in novels as weird and andwithered andwithered andwithered
withered counterparts of old Father FatherTime FatherTime FatherTime
Time with stooping shoulders and andbeard andbeard nd ndbcard
beard reaching to his girth and though thoughho thoughhe thoughbe
ho first opened his eyes to the light iig1ht of ofday atday otday
day in the ancient and honorable old oldcolonial oldcolonial oldcolonial
colonial town ot Alexandria Va Vawhen Vawhcn Vawhcn
whcn that old port harbored in its itsdocks Itsdocks itsdocks
docks great fleets of brigs and barks barksand barksand barksand
and other fullrigged ships that sailed sailedthe sailedthe sailedthe
the sea over he Is with his Dundreary Dundrearyfashioned Dundrearyfashioned DundrearyZaahtoned
fashioned side whiskers and rather ratherJaunty ratherjaunty ratherjaunty
Jaunty appearance than otherwise a avery avery avery
very strikinglooking gentleman quite quiteEnglish quiteEnglish quiteEnglish
English In his physiognomy so much muchso muchso
so in fact that upon ono occasion a aprominent aprominent aprominent
prominent official now now in the Govern Government GovernmtDt Governntnt ¬
ment service when Mr Fleming enter entered entered entered ¬
ed his office to wind up the big clock clockmistook clockmhltook clockmistook
mistook him for the late Lord Pauncc Paunccfore Pauncefore Pauneefore
fore tho British ambassador to tho thoUnited thoUnited theUnited
United States and saluted him accord accordingly accordlngly accordingly ¬
ingly inglyLearned lnglyLearned inglyLearned
Learned His Trade in Philadelphia PhiladelphiaUncle PhiladelphiUncle PhiladelphiaUncle
Uncle Sams Sam a clock doctor learned the thetrade the thetrade ho hotrade
trade of Jeweler and watchmaker in inPhiladelphia InPhladelphla inPbiadelphla
Philadelphia many years ago and for formany rormany formany
many years he has been faithfully ap applying applying applying ¬
plying his practical knowledge to di diagnosing diagnosing dlaguosing ¬
agnosing the ills and providing for the thecure thecureo thecure
cure cureo of the timepieces in the various variousdepartments varIousdepartments variousdepartments
departments and his multitude of ad admirers admirers admirers ¬
mirers say that what Doctor Fleming Flemingdoes FlemIngdoes Flemingdoes
does not know about those indispensable indispensablerequisites Indispensablerequisites indispensablerequIsites
requisites to the Government service serviceit
it Is necessary to travel to the Observa Observatory Observatory Observatory ¬
tory to find out outThe outThe outThe
The particular dutlos of Mr Flemings Flemingsoffice Flomlngs1Dce Flemingsomce
office 1Dce are to see that all the clocks used usedoy usedby usedby
by oy the Government are a e right at all alltimes a11times alltimes
times and this Includes the winding windingprocess windingprocess windingprocess
process which all of the clocks of overy everydescription overydescription overydescription
description and kind are made to un undergo undorgo uadorgo ¬
dorgo once each week To accomplish accomplishthis accomplishthis accomplishthis
this task takes Mr Fleming and his hisassistants hisasshltnnts hisassistants
assistants four days The work com commences commencesench commences ¬
mences mencesench each Tuesday morning and does docsnot doesnot doesnot
not reach completion until the following followingFriday tollowlngFrIday followingFriday
Friday In making the rounds the clocks
I The Old French Clock Clockof Clockof I II I Il Iof
l
of by Mr Fleming Mount Vernon was wasIn wasIn wasIn
In tho possession of ofCol Col John A Wash Washington WaJhIngton Washfngton ¬
ington a collateral descendant of George GeorgeWashington Georgeashlngton GoorgcWashington
Washington and who as the commander commanderof
of a regiment in the Confedorato Army Armywas Armywas Armywas
was killed at the battle of Romllly RomlllyOne Roml11yOne RomillyOne
One of the most interesting time tlmeplocoa Umeplecoa timeplecoa
plecoa I ever repaired said Mr Flem Fleming FlemIng FlomIng ¬
ing was an old French clock clo < that had badbeen hadbeen hadbeen
been imported Into intoJefferson AiriorlBaby Afntori bwrbomas bwrbomasJetrerson Thomas ThomasJefferson
Jefferson and Is now in tho t1 possession possessionof L Lof
of John W Burke ofAlexandrla ofAlexanprI1oya ofAlexanprI1oyawho ya yawho
who married a grandnlocc gmandnlodf of r the great greatstatesman greatstatesman greatstatesman
statesman A peculiar feature of this thisclock thisclock thisclock
clock Is the knife edge escapement escapementThero escapementThere escapementThere
There arc so far as my knowledge goes goesno goesno goesno
no other clocks of that particular de design design design ¬
sign In this country countr The Jefferson Jeffersonclock Jeffersonclock Jeffersonclock
clock also possesses tho sweep second secondanother secondanother secondanother
another rare feature featureMr featureMr featureMr
Mr Clock Doctor Is now working workingon workingon
on an old French clock that thatoccupleg occupies a aplace aplaco a L Lplace
place of honor in the Whittf Whlt Whi House and andwas andwns L Lwas
was a gift to tho United States by tho thoFrench thoFrench th thFrench
French government many years ago agoThis agoThis agoThis
This clock has only onl a bad cold said saidDoctor saidDoctor I IDoctor
Doctor Fleming and after the lungs lungsare lungsare I Iare
are cleaned out will be In excellent excellentworking excellentworking excellentworking
working order orde again againBall againBaJl againBall
Ball Time the Regulator RegulatorAll RegulatorAll
All tho clocks in the Government Govor ment ser service sorIce scmvice ¬
vice Ice are regulated regulat d by the ball time and andDoctor andDoctor andDoctor
Doctor Fleming Is always careful carefulthat cnretulthat L Lthat
that the timepieces are always careful carefulto I Ito
to tell the truth The chronometers of ofthe atthe ol olthe
the various officials may go astray but butit butit bulIt
it Is generally found that Doctor DoctorFlemings DoctorFlemings DoctorFlemings
Flemings large family of clocks are arealways arealways arcalways
always to be found In order When they theyvary theyvary thelvary
vary even a second and cannot be cured curedby curedby I Iby
by the first flrs aid to the injured pack packago packnge package
ago Doctor Fleming carries carrh In his hisllttlo hlBl1ttlo hi hilittle
little medical case they are taken to tothe tothe tc tcthe
the hospital and an operation Is per performed performed performed ¬
formed that soon soon sends them back to totheir totheir tc tctheir
their working placos rejoicing
I AGES OF THE DEPARTMENTS TS
HE average Washingtonian Is IsI isoften
THE T I often Ignorant of many maby facts factsconnected factsconnected
connected with the the city cityStories cllyStories cityStories
Stories are told of o the tourist touristwho touristwho touristwho
who asked a gentleman whoro the theMonument theMonument thedonument
Monument was only to b4 directed to the theCapitol theCapitol theCapitol
Capitol Possibly there are not half a adozen alozen adozen
dozen < citizens of the District D trlct who could couldhavo couldhnvo couldhave
have told this mythical traveler travel or had he heinquired heinquired heInquired
inquired when the different departments departmentsof
of the Government were established establishedThey establishedThey establishedThey
They have been a part of his hisexistence existence existenceso
so long that ho has accepted them with without without without ¬
out the slightest question and never had hadtho hadtho hadthe
tho curiosity curto lty to ask when they woro worotarted worotart worestarted
started startedThe tartedThe tart ed edThe
The State War and Treasury Depart Departments Do Dopartmoats rt rtments ¬
ments were established within tbln a space of oftwenty oftwenty oftwenty
twenty days of one another in Septem September September Soptamber ¬
ber 1789 l Sn and there is no record of any anyceremonies anycorcmQnles ppyceremonies
ceremonies having taken place at the thetime thetime thetime
time of their inauguration The Navy NavyDepartment NavyDepartment avy avyDepartment
Department was organized May Iay 3 3 1798 1798Thus 1798Thus 1798Thus
Thus In Washingtons Cabinet thoro thorowere thoroW therewere
W were r9 only four officers besides bo ldelS the Presi President Prosldent Prosident ¬
dent dentThe dentrhe dentThe
The Interior Department was estab established olabUshed ostabU ¬
U lished hcd In 1849 during President Polks Polksadministration PolksadJDlnl Polksadministration
administration adJDlnl tration Tho papers of the day dayreported dayreported dayreported
reported the fact as follows The Hon HonThomas HonThomall HonThomas
Thomas Ewing Secretary for the Homo HomoDepartment HomoDepartment HomeDepartment
Department took tho oath of office and
Immediately proceeded to the discharge dischargeof d1schuoot
of his duties It seems as if i the hon honorable honorable boaorablo ¬
orable Secretary Secret ry did not have time or orInclination Drlncllnatlon orinclination
Inclination for speechmaking or tom tomfooleries tomfooleries tornfoolerles ¬
fooleries of that th t sort sortThe sortThe sortThe
The Department of Justice was estab established o ostablisbed tcb tcbJllhed ¬
lished Juno 22 1870 The Hon A T TAckerman TAckerman TAckermas
Ackerman was the first Attorney Gen General General Coneral ¬
eral
at the White House arc the first to re receive receive meceive ¬
ceive attention then those in in the Pres Presidents Presidents Prosidents ¬
idents office then a tour of o the State StateWar StateWar StateWar
War and and Navy Nay building is made fol followed followod followod ¬
lowod by a trip to the Treasury Interior InteriorAgricultural InterIorAgricultural InteriorAgricultural
Agricultural and Commerce Depart Dopartmonts Dapnrtmonts Departmonth
monts whore all the clocks aro wound woundand woundnnd woundand
and regulated should they the happen to tobe tobe tobe
be even a few seconds too soon or too toolate toolate toolate
late in recording the movements of old oldFather oldFather oldFather
Father Time TimeNot TImeNot TimeNot
Not an Antediluvian AntediluvianOne
One would expect oxp ct to find in such suchquarters suchquartors suchquarters
quarters in the very bowels of the thoTreasury tho thoTreasury theTreasury
Treasury building a cranky old be bewhiskercd bowhIskered bewhiskered
whIskered old man but not so Mr MrFleming MrFleming Ir IrFleming
Fleming is a most affable and courteous courteousauxllary courteousauxilary
auxllary to the force of employes in inUncle InUncle inUncle
Uncle Sams largo service lIe talks talksmost toUtsmost talksmost
most entertainingly of rare and vale valuable ¬
able timepieces that have passed passedthrough pa8 passedthrough od odthrough
through his hands for treatment with withan vUhan withan
an ache hero and a pain > nln there that thatneeded thatneeded thatneeded
needed to bo relieved In order that the thodigestive thedlgestivo thedigestivo
digestive organs might work work with reg regularly regularly ¬
ularly and thus keep the possessor in ingood ingood ingood
good working shape Mr Flaming men mentioned mentioned ¬
tioned particularly having repaired the theold theold theold
old French clock at Mount Vernon the thehomo thehOIlie thebomb
homo of Washington before that placo placewas placowas placowan
was sold to the regents who noy no have Tiavcit haveIt haveit
it under control At tho time spoken sp kea
I In 1S72 the general postoffico was wasmade wasmlde wasmade
made tho Poetofflce Department but butthere butthere butthere
there is no rocord official or otherwise otherwiseof
of the ceremonies at the inauguration inaugurationof Ina lguration lgurationot
of the Postmaster General GeneralWhen GeneralWhcn GeneralWhp
When Whp Commissioner Colman was In Installed InstalIed Installed ¬
stalled as the first Secretary of the th De Department Department Dopartmont ¬
partment of Agriculture February 1889 1889the 180the 1889the
the official force of the department
was wasassembled wasassembled as asassombled
assembled to witness his taking o the theoath theoath theoath
oath Mr Colman made an address as asdid 8Sdid asdid
did several of tho chiefs of the new de department lu lupartmont Icpartmont ¬
partmont partmentThe partmontThe partmontThe
The lighthouse board boa reI was established establishedon establiuhoon
on August 7 1788 178 but was reorganized reorganizedand rcorganizeland
and placed on its present footing August UgU8t
31 1SS2 Tho first census consus was taken takenMarch tnkJnIaroh takenMarch
March Iaroh 1 liDO and
the Census Office was wasnot wasnot wsnot
not finally established as ono of the thobureaus thebureaus thebureaus
bureaus of the Government until untilMarch untilMarch untilMarch
March 6 of last yoar yoarTbo yoarThe yearThe
The Bureau of Statistics was author authorized authorIzed authorizod ¬
ized by Congross on February 10
1820 and placed on its present footing
July 28 18G6 Tho Bureau of Foreign ForeignCommerce ForflgnCommerce ForoigaCommerce
Commerce was organized August 16
1842 tho National Bureau of Standards StandardsMay StnndardsMay StandardsMay
May 29 1830 and the Steamboat Inspec Inspection Inspection Inspection ¬
tion Service July 7 1838 Tho first Com Commission CommissIon Cornmission ¬
mission of Fish and Fisheries was ap ¬
pointed February 9 1871 and was reor reorganized reorganlzod rearganizod ¬
ganized Juno 20 1888 1888The 1888Tht 1888The
The Department of Labor was put in inworking InworkIng Inworking
working ardor June 27 1884 as a part of
the Interior Department Juno 13 1888
it was constituted a separate depart department depntment departinent ¬
ment under its present title The Bu Bureau Durenu Eurenu ¬
renu of Navigation was established c1 July
5 18S5 188 the Bureau of Immigration
March 3 1S91 and the Bureaus of Cor Corporations Corporations Corpomations ¬
porations and Manufactures on February
14 l
THEflXd THE TRAGEDY AT BELGRADE BELGRADEMurder
Murder o of the Servian ServianiCing King and Queen Strangely Foretold
C X 7 E 1 must hope that this thisll thiscomedy
W V ll 1 comedy for I can speak speakof speakot speakof
of It by no other name namemay namemay namemay
may not turn into a most fearful trag tragedy tragedy ¬
edy
More than two years y ars before the thetragedy lhetragedy
tragedy in tho royal palace at Belgrade Belgradeby Bolgrnueb
by b which the Servian family of o Obrono Obronovitch Obrenovltch Obronovltch
vltch became oxtlnct Queen Natalie Nataliemother Nataliem
mother m thcr of the late unfortunate King KingAlexander KingA1exanucr
Alexander was w3squ quoted ted as ns having thus thuspredicted thuspredicted thuspredicted
predicted the recent horror at the Ser Servian Servian ¬
vian capital It was thus that she re received reI ¬
ceived cve d the news of the marriage of her herson h herson r rson
I son to Draga Maschln M schln a woman she sheabhorred sheabhorred
abhorred and ono whom she had die dismissed dlsI diemissed ¬
I missed from her service because as asIt asI asicl
It W icl dy 1 in waiting tho woman had pro proGUlXed
I slimed to flirt with her eon BonT eonTh j jThe
The T Th e prediction by Queen Natalie Is a amatter aI amctter
matter of record It was published In Inthe Inthe inthe
I the July 1901 number of the Ladys LadysRealm LadysRenlm LadysBealm
Realm an English magazine It was wasi wasa
a i part of a story entitled Tho Ro Romance RomLnce HomLnco ¬
mance of Natalie Queen of Servla The TheTragedy Theiragedy TheTragedy
Tragedy of o Her Life The romance romanceembraces romanceembraces romanceembraces
embraces much Servian history never neverprinted neverprlntetl neverprlnteil
printed elsewhere and was compiled compiledfrom compl1r1from cornpilolfrom
from five sources by Intlme IntlmeQueen IntimaQueen IntilneQueen
Queen Natalie knew the people of ofthe orth oftb
the th swineherd kingdom as Servla has hasbeen hasbeen hasboon
been known for a number of years She Shoknew Shehew Shekrew
knew the disposition bf her son and andhad andhad andhad
had equally Intimate knowledge of the thecharacter thecharacter thecharacter
character ot the woman he had taken takenas ttlkonas takenus
as his wife The Queen mother wont wontthrough wonlthrough wontthrough
through an ordeal full of unpleasant unpleasantpublicity unpleasantpbbllclty unpleasantpttbllclty
publicity She had been the leader of ofa ata ofa
a faction at the Servian court which In Inmrny tnmtny inmny
mrny ways was opposed to the leader leadership londorship leadersIIp ¬
ship of her h r husband King Milan Her Hercoalings Herccal1ngs 11crcealings
coalings with the people told her per perhaps porhaps perliaps ¬
haps what might be expected in the theevent theevent
event of the Servians becoming af affronted drontcd atfronted ¬ I
fronted by any acts of their rulers rulersWhon rulersWhen rulersWhoa
When the marriage of Alexander Alexand r and andDroga andDraga andDraga
Draga was announced Queen Natalie atall was wasin wnsIn wasIn
in France where she had gone after her herbanishment herbnnlshmentrollowing herbanishment
banishment bnnlshmentrollowing following her divorce from fromKing fromKIng fromKing
King Milan and the lattors abdication abdicationin
in favor of Alexander Though tho par parents parents pareats ¬
ents of oi the young King bad separated separatedthey separatcdthey separatbdthey
they were we almost reunited through their tholrmutual th theirmutual lr lrmutual
mutual hatred for the new Queen QueonMarriage QueenMarriage QueenMarriage
Marriage Caused a Sensation SensationThe SensntionThe SensationThe
The announcement of tho betrothal of ofKing ofKing ofKing
King Alexander of Servla and Madame MadameDraga MadameDmaga r3d3moDraga
Draga Maschln caused a great sensa sensation sensation sensation ¬
tion for except by a few people p ople in tho thoimmediate thoImmedlato theImmediato
immediate entourage of r the King r find findthose csndthose nd ndthose
those at the Russian court the latter latterbeing latterhelng latterbeing
being credited with making the match matchtho matchtho matchthe
tho engagement had been quite unex unexpected unexpected unexpocted ¬
pected pectedIt
It was a very deep sorrow to Queen QueenNatalie QueenNatalie QueenNatalie
Natalie when the news reached her if ifher i iher f fher
her sons ons betrothal Unfortunately in instead Instead instead ¬
stead of taking the matter in a dignified dignifiedresigned dIgnifiedresigned dignifiedresigned
resigned manner her er majesty was too tooIncensed tooIncensed tooIncensed
Incensed to llsteh lIst llstezlto nto to reason She wrote wrotefurious wrototurlous wrotefurious
furious letters both to her son and apd his hisbetrothed hisbetrothed hisbetrothed
betrothed denouncing den unclng them in unmeas unmeasured unmeasured mimosaured ¬
ured terms t rms She s1i even v ve h wrote postcards postcardsIn
In abuse of Madame Maschin to various variouspeople variouspeople arlouapeople
people in Servla in the hope that they theywould thoyould theywould
would ould be rend by postoffice officials and andcause andcause andcause
cause public feeling to go against the themarriage th thmarrlato themarr1ao
marriage marriageThese marrlatoThese marr1aoThese
These postcards were suppressed by bythe Lytho bythe
the authorities after the first one had hadarrived hadarrived hadarrived
arrived On account of the methods methodsused methodsused methodsused
used by Queen Natalia Nat lia she lost the sym sympathy gympathy < ym ympathy ¬
pathy of many people who bad been beenready becnready beenready
ready to recognize her as an Injured Injuredwoman Injured Injuredwomnn injuredwoman
woman and apd Queen Had sho possessed possessedtho p08ses8C11tho possessedthe
tho cool calm Judgment of hoc daugh daughterinlaw daughterinlaw daughterinlaw ¬
terinlaw Queen Drags it Is probable probablethat probablethnt probablethat
that both the young King and Queen Queenwould Queenwould Queenwould
would have been alive today and tho thoqueen thoQueen thequeen
queen mother a resident resIdent of the palaco palacoat palcat
at Belgrade BclcradoNatalies DeltradpNatalies BelgradeNatalies
Natalies Fateful Prediction PredictionConsequently PredictionConsequont1r PredictionConsequontly
Consequently many persons who havo havoknowledge hnY hnYknowledgo liayoknowledge
knowledge of tho Queens utterances utterancesupon uttornrlcesupon utterances utterancesupon
upon learning of the marriage of her herson herson herson
son bellevo despite Queen Natalias fear fearthat rearthat fearthat
that a tragedy trnged might follow she is di directly directly dlmeetly ¬
rectly responsible for the fulfillment of ofthat oft olthat
that t at fateful prediction predictionAlexanders predictionAlexanders predictionAlexanders
Alexanders intimacy with Madame MadameMaschln MadamcMaschln MadarueMaschin
Maschln became pronounced at Biarritz Biarritzwhore Dlarrltzwhore Biarritzwhore
whore his mother established her homo homoafter hom homafter S Safter
after being banished from Belgrade King Kin KinAlexander KlnAlexander
Alexander had seen little of Madame MadameMasohln MadameMasohin rndamela8ehln
Masohln for several years prior to that thatvisit thatvisit thatvisit
visit but It was not long before an aninfatuation anInratu3t1on L Linfatuation
infatuation for the woman had cottoned
Into the most tender affection affectionQueen affectionQueen
Queen Natalie clever herself fully fUll ap appreciated apprecIated appredated ¬ I
preciated talent in others and had found foundgreat foundgrent i igreat
great solace and pleasure In tho com companionship ¬
I
panionship of Madame Draga Maschin MaschinWhen MaschinWhen IaschlnVhen
When she saw her son who was hardly hardlyout hardlyout hardi r rout
out of his childhood
taking pleasure pleasurein I Iin
in the society of her lady In waiting sho showas showas I Iwas
was pleased at his appreciation of the thewomans thoWOD1ans I IwonXans
womans charming qualities Never Neverdreaming N Nevedreaming v r rdreaming
dreaming that ho could develop a passion passionfor pnsRlontor I
for a woman who was her Junior only onlyby onbby onl onlby r Ir
by a few years and who actually looked lookedmuch lookedmucb look lookmuch
much older old r than herself tho queen fail failed tnlled tailod ¬
ed to take hoed of her sons relations relationswith relationswith I Iwith
with her companion companionIt
It is not likely that Alexander would wouldhave wouldhnve wouldhave
have fallen In love with Madame Masohln Masohlnhad Maaihinbad raflrhlnhad
had she continued tq play the role of offriend offriend 01 01friend
friend of his mother She wns a born
coquette and it is oven said that Bhe Bhehad Rhehad he hehad
had a flirtation with King Milan In for forraer tormor former
raer years Her first marriage marrin had not notbeen notboen notboon
been a happy happ one Her husband com committed committed cornrnitted ¬
mitted suicide leaving her with a room roompittance rorropittance merepittance
pittance It was soon after his death deaththat de3tl1that deaththat
that Natalie had h3 pity on tho unfortunate unfortunateyoung untortunnteyoung unfortunateyoung
young widow 1dow and took her into her own ownhousehold ownhouBchold ownhousehold
household whore she was treated with withthe withthe withthe
the utmost generosity and kindness kindnessDismissed ldndncssDismissed IcludnessDismissed
Dismissed by the Queen QueenWhen QueenWhen QueenWhen
When Queen Natalie learned that a aflirtation aflirtation aflirtation
flirtation was in progress between her hercompanion hercompanIon lercompanion
companion and her son she sh was furious furiousand furloHs8nd furioitsand
and in her usual hotbeaded nanncr also thoabused Lhoabu alsoabused
abused abu ed both soundly threatened to die dismiss dlsml diemiss ¬
miss ml s tho woman and severely upbraided upbraidedher upbraidedher upbraidedher
her Bon who It Is Bald took all with withoutward withoutward vlthoutwnrd
outward sullen submission Eventually EventuallyMadame EventuallyMadamo EventuallyMadame
Madame Maschln was dismissed from fromthe tromI tromthe fromthe
I the Queens service an act which was by byno bymoans byflO
no moans wise as she almost Im Immediately Immedlatoly Immediately ¬
mediately returned to Belgrade Natur Naturally Naturally Naturally ¬
ally the King was delighted to welcome welcomeher welcomohor welcomeher
her For several months she lived a
quiet q uiet life enjoying tho Kings confi confidence confidence ¬
dence d ence satisfied to act as his adviser adviserKing ndvlserKIng
King Alexander saw Madame Maschln Maschlnovery lInschlnevery
every e very day ana spoke to her h r openly about aboutall aboutll 1boutall
all a ll his troubles As time went on lie liefelt helelt
af
felt f elt that he could not live without her herA herA herA
A Queen was wa necessary for Servla Ser la and andfrom n2ldfrom androm
from f rom all those princesses of royal houses houseswho houseswho
who had been selocted for him by his hisparents blspartnts
parents p arents from Hmo to time he had re received r reehod ¬
ceived c unqualified refusals Madame MadameMaschln IndnlnoJaschln
Maschln came cnm from a Russian fatnll fatnlland ramllvand family familynd
and a nd he know that the match wouldbo wouldbowelcomed woulduowolcomed
welcomed by the Czar Therefor hr hrfigured htfigurod hegured
figured fi that he could afford to t Ignore Ignorethe Ignorthe ignorehe
the t he disapproval of other potentate potont tear Tho Thomarriage Thomarrlage
marriage was contracted without withoutthought withoUtthought witbotithought
thought t of his parents wishes wishesNever wishesNever wishesNever
Never Returned to Belgrade BelgradeQueen BelgradeQueen BelgradeQueen
Queen Natalie Natall never again returned to toDolgr1de toBelgrade
Belgrade nor did she cease to believe believethat Lclh believehat e ethat
that t hat the marrlago of her sou would re result r rsuit rgsuit
suit in misfortune This Is not to be bewondered beWonderCd bewondered
wondered at as she was constantly re receiving rpcclvlng meceiving ¬
ceiving reports to the effect that the uc 11 11Queen isev isevQueen v vQueen
Queen was poisoning Alexanders Alexand rs mlrl mlrlagainst mll1against mlr1against
against her Many Institutions founded foundedby found foundedby < d dby
by Natalie and which had been given Ivtn ltr ltrname larnnme iirname
name were later l tcr called c l1cd the Queen QueenDraga QueenDraga QuoetiDrags
Draga Institutions The Queen Natalie NatalieRegiment NataheRegiment NatalieRegiment
Regiment was made the Queen Qu en Draga DragaRegiment DragaIteglmcnt DmagaRegiment
Regiment all of which embittered Na Natalies Nataiios a atallos ¬
talies life lifeIt Heert lifeIt
It was through a series of those Inci Incidents Inoldents md mddents ¬
dents that Natalie robbed of her sons sonslove sonslove sonslove
love banished from her beloved Sorvla Sorvlaand Sorviaand
and forced to see her worst enemy enem on onthe onthe onthe
the throne tbro no she herself so recently occu occupied occupied occupied ¬
pied was led to utter the words which whichhave whichhave whichhave
have had such gruesome fulfillment in inthe Inthe Inthe
the tragedy at Belgrade BelgradeTho DOlgradeTho BelgradeThe
Tho Belgrade tragedy was curiously curiouslyparalleled curlousl curlouslpnral1el
paralleled pnral1el d in a romantic novol published publishedlast publishedlast L
last September called The Garden of ofLies o oLies 01Lies I
Lies written by b Justus Miles mcs Forrnan ForrnanSince Form FermnnLinco n n31ncQ
Since Stevenson revived the romantic romanticnovol romanticnovoi romanticnovel
novel with his Prince Otto and An Anthony Anthony ¬
thony Hope gave the renaissance its itsgreatest itsgreatest
greatest impetus with his Prisoner of ofZonda otZenda olZenda
Zenda the reading world knows tnows only onlytoo onlytoo onlytoo
too well how this form of o literature has hasflourished hasflourished
flourished Mythical kingdoms that bear beara beara
a general resemblance to Servia and the thelittle thclittle
little states clustered in that corner of ofEurope atEurope 01Europe
Europe nave brw furnished the scones for formore formore
more or less lurid tales in which plots plotsand
and counterplots military uprisings and andrevolutions andreolutlons andrevolutions t
revolutions have come to pass with so sotiresome sotlresomea cctiresome
tiresome tlresomea a regularity that they have asa as asa asa
a general thing left the reader unmoved unmovedMorn unmovedof unmovedMorn
Morn of oro than this they have left their thoirreaders tholrrendors theirreaders
readers incredulous That In this en enlightened cnlightened ¬
lightened age a people should rise in inrevolt InrcoU Inrevolt L
revolt attack a royal palace and slay slayking 8111Yking
king or queen with all the mlse An scone sconeof sco scen scenof 1 1ot r
of a medieval raid was was wa quite too much to tobelieve to tobohleve 1 1believe
believe Yet In the capital of Servla Servlain Servinin ServiaIn
in tho year of grace 1903 is committed committedsuch com01lt committedsuch od odsuch
such a bloody murder of a king and andqueen andqueen andqueen
queen as only a novelist of daring daringImagination darIngiml1tinaUon daringimagination
Imagination would conceive conceivePlot conceivePlot conceivePlot
Plot Like the Belgrade Tragedy TragedyThe TragedyTho TragedyThe
The Garden of Lies has a plot simi similar similar dm1lam ¬
lar in many many respects to totho the traglo tr3gl tmagiostorLy tmagiostorLywhose story storywhose storywhose
whose bloody end waaf was written In thc thoServian thGServlan thcServian
Servian palaco on the themomning morning of JUDO Junn1L JUDOlL
1L 11 The story is told toldby by snn an n American Americana
a n Mr Ir Creighton who being bored to todeath todeatq tcdentl
death one night in Paris drops into a acafe acare s L Lcafe
cafe in ssarch s trch of relief from ennui At Ata Ata Ata
a table in one corner ho discovers a afriend ntrlend n nfriend
friend a great Scottish authority on onmental onmental I Imental
mental disease and a stranger to towhom towhom tc I Iwhom
whom Creighton is forthwith presented presentedHe presontedlIe presentedHe
He Is a Colonel von Altdorf The colonel coloneladd coloneld
add d tho dootor arc in great trouble and andsince andsInce andsince I
since the American onco established a areputation areputation r L
Lr
reputation as a man of quick wits they theycall theycall the thecall r
call him to their assistance Colonol Colonolvon Colonolvon I Ivon
von Altdorf Is in Paris on a secret mis mission mission misaba ¬
sion from the court of Novodnia whloh whlohis whlehIs S SIs
is described as being on the lower lowerDanube lowerDanubf1 loweiDanube
Danube a kingdom which might be beRoumanla beRoumanla b bRoumania
Roumanla ServIn or Bulgaria BulgariaIt
It is ruled over by Carol C rol III who whocame wlaocamo I Icame
came to the throne through a most ex extraordinary extJa cxtmaordicary ¬
traordinary tJa rdlnnry and improbable series of ofdeaths atdeaths ol r rdeaths
deaths It was not expected that tho thoprince thoprince th I Iprince
prince would ever come to be the ruler ruUrof rulerot rulesof
of Novodnia and so ha hI was allowed to tomarry tomarry tc tcmarry
marry a foreigner an American girl of ofgroat ofgreat o ogroat
groat wealth wealthOf wonlthOt wealthOf
Of course the princes accession to tho thothrone thothrone S Sthrone
throne created complications Since his hiswife hiswlte I Iwife
wife was not of royal blood sho could not notbo notbo L Lbe
bo acknowledged as queen nor could the thechildren thechildren S Schildren
children of the union have any Xghts ghts to tothe toth tc S Sthe
the th royal ro n1 succession And there was still stillanother atiltanother atli 1 1another
another trouble Tho day Prince Karl Karland Kariand 1 1and
and the American girl wore married at atNewport atNowport a t tNewport
Newport the horses ran away with the thebridal thebrIdal thu S Sbridal
bridal coach and threw tho prince and andhis andhis am I Ihis
his bride out oufwlth with such violence viol once that the thegirl thegirl S Sgirl
girl received an injury to nor her head which whichshattered whIchsbattored I Ishattered
shattered her memory completely She Shewas Shewns S Sares
was brought to Paris to be treated by byDr byDr b t
tS
Dr Mackenzie and was in his private privatehospital privatehospital privatihospital S
hospital Meanwhile the prince had beep beepcrowned boercrowned
crowned Carol III and tho diplomats of ofhis orIlls o ohis f
his court were trying to force him into intogetting Intogetting
getting a divorce from his American Americanwife Amorlcanwife Americaiwife I
wife a thing the King resisted resistedKept reslatedKept resistedKept
Kept in Novodnia NovodniaKing N NovodniaKing ovodniaKing
King Carol desires to go to his wife In InParis InParis is i
is
Paris but his countrys troubles keep keephim keophIm keelhim s
him in Novodnia K vodnla As von on Altdorf puts putsit putsit S SIt
it
lies at home whore ho cant bo bospared bosp bi S
spared sp red struggling to keep tho throne of o f Sf
PALATABLE PALATABLE PINEAPPLE PINEAPPLE DISHES I
1 HERE is said to be no other fruit fruitso fruitI
I
THERE I so commonly known and used usedwhich us usedwhich ad adwhich
which possesses the peculiar dl digestive dlgostlve dlgostive ¬
gestive property as that found in the thepineapple thoplnoapple thepineapple
pineapple pineappleThis plnoappleThis pineappleThis
This substance is very slmillar to a apeptonizlng apeptonizing apeptonizing
peptonizing torment called cricln or orpapain orpapain orpapain
papain a digestive agent for all kinds kindsof kindsor kimlsof
of food foodThe foodThe foodThe
The pineapple contains a very vor large largeamount Inn Innamount largeamount
amount of tough fiber In some vane varieties vaneties arlo arlotle ¬
ties tle tho presence of this Is not very veryperceptible ver verperceptible veryperceptible
perceptible and is easily cas II broken up In Inthe Inthe Inthe
the wollrlpenod fruit while In other otherkinds otherkinds otherkinds
kinds it Is exceedingly hard to digest digestand c11Aestand digestand
and therefore rather questionable as a aproper aproper aproper
proper food to be oaton whole hole by those thosewho thoMewho thosewho
who cannot Indulge In all kinds of diet dietwith dietwith dietwith
with Impunity ImpunityThis ImpunityThis impunityThis
This is a point of objection which does doesnot docsnot doesnot
not oblige one to deny den themselves tho thopleasure thoplcnsurc theplerteuro
pleasure tho delicious flavor that L =
his h is fathers under his ls body and to pro provent pre preent proent
vent v ent those pestilent Pavelovltches from fromsitting fromsItting frnmitting
sitting s in his seat as theyd give their theirsouls theirsouls theirouls
souls s to do curse them themTheyre themTheyre themTheyre
Theyre the Russian party growled growledvon growledon
von v on Altdorf And may ma the devil take takehis takehis takehis
his own onl Thorod be no independence in
Novodnia with a Pavelovitch on < the thethrono thethrono thehrone
throno t God knows theres little enough enoughanyhow enoughanOhoW enoughnyhoW
anyhow a No Prince Karl musnt leave leavethe leavethe
the t he country now it would be next to tofatal tofatui toatal
fatal f Yet alas If he doesnt leave 11must It Itmust Itmust
must be next to fatal to the loveliest loveliestlady loveitest loveitestlady loveliestady
lady l ady alive aliveGod God pity her Its a nation nationagainst nationagainst nationagainst
against a woman womanAs wontnnAs womanAs
As tho tragedy tragcd told on Thursday Thursday morn mornIng mornIng mornng
Ing f ng It was a a natlon natllngalnst agalnst a woman womanTho womanThe womanTho
Tho princess regains her health is istold istold Istold
told of her marriage and demands to toBOO toSIO
BOO her hor husband It Is this plight that thatMackenzie thatMackenzie thatMaekflzte
Mackenzie and von on Altdorf arc trying tryingto tryingto tryingto
to rloar 1 lear up when Crclghton comes to totholr tothllr tothoir
tholr relief with ltl1 the suggestion sug esUon that a agallant agallmt agallant
gallant but dissolute young Irishman IrishmanDenis Irishman IrishmanDenis IrishmanDents
Denis Mallory be employed to imper impersonate ImperIonate linpersonate ¬
sonate Prince Karl Mallory being beingdrunk beingdrunk beingdrunk
drunk engages to do this his ardor for forthe torth forthe
the th part growing stronger when he helearns belearns helearns
learns the princess in the plot 1 ift a lady ladywith lac1ywIth ladywith
with whom he has already fallen in love lovoKing loyaIng loveIcing
King Carol having grown tired of the thesituation thesitUation thesitUation
situation at court complicates matters mattersby mattersb mattersby
by b coming to Paris to the consternation consternationof
of the three friendly schemers Ho Hoflghtfl Hefighh1 Hofights
fights a duel with Donis and then since sincethe sincethe sincethe
the latter helps to frustrate a plot plotformed plotrorm plotformed
formed rorm d by emissaries of the Pavelo Pavelovltches PavoloUdles Pavlovitches ¬
vltches to kidnap the princess Denis Denisnrid Denisnr DenisantI
antI nr cl the King become sworn friends friendsWhllo rrlendsWhllo friendsWhile
Whllo thoy are rejoicing over this es escape esCHpe cecape ¬
cape and the King is awaiting fresh de developments develop dc dcvelopnmente ¬
velopments velop nte von Altdort receives such a amessage aroelsrge a L Lmessage
message from rom Novodnia ovodnln as might have havebeen haveboen t tboon
been sent from the real Belgrade any
day recently This is the telegram telegramPremier telcgramPremier teiegramPremier
Premier Alone Faithful FaithfulOeorgiaR FaithfulOeorgflI FaithfulOeorgas
OeorgiaR reported moving toward No Novodnia Noodnla o oodnla ¬
odnla Makarln already taken used as asbase asbase asbase
base of supplies Great excitement in inNovodnia InNoodnln InNovodnin
Novodnia Ministry Unlstr resigned this morn mornIng mornIng morning
Ing Premier alone faithful to Prince PrinceKarl PrinceKarl PrinceKarl
Karl Populace divided in sentiment sentimentbut sentimentbut sentimentbut
but the PavelovUeh Pavelolt h element grows row5 sin sinllUblbers In Innumbers inziumbers
numbers Prince loudly denounced for forprolonged r rprolonbcd r rprolonged
prolonged absence Life Guards Guardsfaltw Guardsfaltwful faith faithful faithful
ful but army uncertain Rioting In Instreets Instreets L Lstreets
streets Marshal Sbolln shot at whilo whilodriving whllodrllng whilodriving
driving from palace palaceThen pnlaceThen palaceThen
Then von Altdorf breaks out with auch auchan auchan I Ian
an appeal as any Servian minister might mighthave tnlghthave mighthave
have mado to King Alexander AlexanderTheres AlexanderThores AlexanderThores
Thores the country that your father fatherboqueatlicd fatherbQqte fathesboqueatbed
boqueatlicd bQqte t cd you ou sir and this this Is vihat vihatouhave ehatyouthuve hltt hlttYouhnve
youthuve ouhave made It Aye you rouSIrPV rouSIrPVserved sir Fv t tserved r rserved
served you you faithfully Prince Karl tuTd tuTdI tul tulI
I shall serve you till you or I die but butIll butIll butIll
Ill tell te11ou you ou the truth by heaven You Youhave Youhnc L Lhave
have brought this upon Novodnia and andyoull andou11 I Iyoull
youll ou11 answer a swer for It at Gods throne Had Hadyou Hadyou I Iyou
you stayed where your duty lay Goon Goorclos GeorIns Goongins
gins Ins would be hiding in the mountains mountainsnow mountaIns mountaInsno I Inow
now no not marching toward Novodnia NovodniaGroat NovodnlaGroat NovodniaGroat
Groat God can nothing rouse you youNothfng you1oothtrigz youl youlNothmfz
1oothtrigz 1oothtrigzThere Nothfng NothfngThere Nothmfz
There is a astnlking strIking similarity to the thereproaches thereproaches thereproaches t
reproaches against the Servian Servla Klnby Klnbyhis Kingbhis in T This
his people in the colonels bitter taunt tauntwhen tauntwhen tauntwhen
when King Carol pleads for the princess princessAye prlncessAro
Aye tho princess cries Colonel von vonAltdorf vanAUdort vonAltdorf 5
Altdorf Always the princess and andnever andneer I
IS
never the trust God has given you Are Areyou Areou Arcprince S
you ou a prince sir l1r or a lover of women womenToll wom womeuToll n 1 1ToIl
Toll me that thatTho thaUTho thatThe
Tho King and Denis Mallory go back backto bRckto bachto
to Novodnia a revolution takes place placeand plaC3and i iand
and von Altdorf who Is still in Paris Partsgets Parisgets Parisgets
gets news of o affairs there This is the thestory thestory thcstory
story he tells to Creighton CreightonGeorglas CreIghtonGeorgl35 CreightonGeorgias
Georglas and his forces made an un unexpected unexpectedattnck ¬
expected expectedattnck attack upon the capital after afternight a anight anight L
night march The garrison turned color colorand olor olorand oiosand
and Joined them even tho Life Guards Guardsall
all 11 but a few re Tho prince princethe the prince princewas princewas princwas S
was killed upon tho stops of the palace palacesurrounded paInesurrounded palnesurrounded
surrounded by b a dozen officers and faith faithful taithful faithtel ¬
ful men Denis Mallory MnUor among them themIt themIt thornIs
It is certain that the prince Is dead deadand deatJDd
and Dd that Czorowitz and the marshal are arodead aredoad ar S
dead also Denis Mallory fell across acrossthe acrossthe S
the body bod of the prince who he had been beenshielding beenshielding S
shielding A young lieutenant of the theGuards theGuards thu thuGuards i
Guards escaped and fled to Belgrade Belgradei Belgrndefrom Belgradefrom
i from whence ho sent tho message to me mebut mnbut
but butbut but not before ho had learned that thati thatGeorglas tha t
i Goorgias movement had been inspired inspiredand Insplreodand I
and in part directed and provisioned provisionedby provlslondbytho provisiotmdbythe I
by bytho tho While Throne and that Novod Novodnia NootInla Novodnla ¬
nla is to be beto to be wiped off the map mapincluded mapIncludod mapincluded
included within the Bulgarian bound boundaries boundaries boundaries ¬
aries There is no more Novodnia Its Itsa
a Bulgarian province That Thatthat that Is Isall 13all Isall
all allW
W V T Stead St nd has written two or three threeinteresting threeInteresting threeInteresting
interesting stories of the Belgrade Belgradetragedy Belgrn1etragedy Belgradetragedy
tragedy and has commented on tho pre predictions predIctions prodictions ¬
dictions of clairvoyants who saw tho thomurder thomurder themurder
murder of the King and Queen One pre predldtlon predlotlon prodiotion
dldtlon was made at Mr Ir Steads table by bya bya bya
a Mrs Irs Burcholl who was a guest at atdinner atdinner
dinner This case case Is capped by another anotherprediction anothtrprediction anotherprediction
prediction taken down in writing at as 1 far farback farback nr nrback
back as tho beginning of last year In Inwhich Inwhlch inwhich
which a clairvoyant in inAfrica Africa saw sa and anddescribed andleseribed lndelescribed
described tho same bloody crime In Inneither InneIther Inneither
neither case did the clairvoyant give givetho shotho givethe
tho name of the King or the place They Theydescribed Theydescribed Theydescribed
described the King and wero horror horrorstricken horlorstricken horrorstricken
stricken at the vision of the massacre
ripe pine gives especially especial when one onefinds onefinds
finds that the digestive property it itpossesses Itpol Itpossesses
pol possesses csses helps hel s to digest other foods foodsfor toodstor foodsfor
for the Juices may bo used and these thesehold thesahold thesehold
hold all the other fruit acids as well as asthe asthe asthe
the agent already alrond mentioned as being beingvery beingvor beingvery
very vor beneficial when there arc defective defectiveaccretions detectiveaccretions defectivesecretions
accretions of the t o digestive Juices JuicesSome JuicesSome juicesSome
Some find pineapple wine or a prep preparation prepart preparrtion ¬
aration art Uon olmlllar to unformented grape grapeJuice grapejuice grapejuice
Juice bettor b tter suited to their particular particularcaso pnrtlcularcaso particularcase
caso than tho fresh Juice while others othershaving othershaving othershaving
having excessive secretion of the natu natural nntural natuml ¬
ral digestive agents find the addition additionof
of o this active principle in the pineap pineapple pIneapple pineapplo ¬
ple Juice rather demoralizing demoralizIngPreservod demoralizingPreserved
Preserved pineapple and pineapple Jam Jamaro jamare jamare
are most delightful preserves and on onaccount onnccount onaccount
account of the slow and thorQugh cook cookIng cookIng cooking
Ing which softens tho flbcr fibernnll and tho thosweetening thosweetonlng thesweetening
sweetening which corrects the acidity aciditythose aciditythose aciditythose
those may generally be eaten by those thosewho thosewho thosewho
who cannot use the ripe fruit or even eventho
tho ed Juice julcot
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1
THE NARRATIVE OF A AMODERN AMODERNHONEYMOON < Ii IiMOD
< < MODERN MOD MODERNHONEYMOON > ERN HONEYMOON
T T could never neve have happened It ItI itGcorge IfI
I IT I I George Dickinson had not been a anewspaper anespnper anewspaper
newspaper man It might not have havehappened havohappened havehappened
happened if 1 Alison Hepworth had not notcome notcome
come from the same rank and file ot othard atlIard
hard lIard workers accustomed to putting puttingaside pultingaside puttingaside
aside personal preferences at the call callof canot callof
of the city editor It was tho city cityeditor cityodltor
editor who was the cause of it all allEveryone a11Ecr allEveryone
Everyone Ecr one said it was a good match matchafter matcharter matchafter
after they had recovered from tho first firstsurprise firstsurprise firstsurprise
surprise at the announcement nnouncement This had hadcome hndcome hadcome
come with the cards of Invitation to the tbawedding thAwedding thewedding
wedding and a n sudden discovery that thatMiss thatUss
Miss Uss Hepworth had resigned her position positionon
on the big New Ne York dailY There may mayhave mayhino mayhave
have been a few more of Dickinsons Dickinsonsmore DickInsonsmore Dickinsonsmore
more intimate friends who had an Ink Inkling InkUng inkhag ¬
ling of tho matter but as for Miss Hep Hepworth Hepworth Hopworth
worth she had kept her own counsel counselShe counsolSIle counselSire
She was wont to do that concerning concerningher concerningher concerningher
her private affairs and she was not the tholess theless
less liked on the thopaper paper because or otthnt otthntIt that thatIt
It was one of her charms another was wnsthat wasthat ns nsthat
that when hen off duty thero was no Jug suggestion etlggestion JuggeSton ¬
gestion of her business in her manner mannerand mannerand mannerand
and sho appeared only the quiet little llttlogentlewoman lIttloltenUewomnnthat littlegentlewoman
gentlewoman ltenUewomnnthat that she was wasShe wasShe wasShe
She was a a thoroughly nice girl and andDrotty a apretty apretty
pretty one the men said as they talked talkedover talkdover talkedover
over over the affairand atlalr and as for Dickinson Dlckins n ho howas hewas howas
was a good fellow and Miss Hepworth Hepworthwould Hepworthwould Bopworthwould
would be Just the wlfo for him Then Thenthey Th Thenthey n nthey
they discussed wedding w ddtng presents and andshortly andShortly andshortly
shortly after Mter Duluth the city editor be began began beftfl ¬
gan ftfl to see how he could muddle things thingsup thingsup ththgsup
up for the bride and brldegroomtobo brldegroomtoboend
end proceeded to put his foot in It Itwhich itwhich itwhich
which Is a way wa city editors seem to have havewhen haVewhen havewhen
when some one within their Jurisdiction Jurisdictionhas j jurisdictionhas rlsdlcUon rlsdlcUonhas
has made a a private plan of ofany any kind kindMonday kindIondny kindMonday
Monday was the day set fof f t the wed wedding wp wpding wedding ¬
ding and on Tuesday so Fate Fatewhich which Is Isalways Isalways isalways
always pursuing a newspaper man manwould manwould manwould
would have it began an unusual series seriesof serle3or seriesof
of important meetings to last through throughthe throughthe throughthe
the week weekYou weekYou weekYou
You couldnt manage to stay for forthem forthem or ort
them t en Dickinson could you asked the thocity thecity thecity
city city editor They promise to be of ofgreat ofgreat ofgreat
great importance and it needs a man manof mnnor manof
of brain as well as a firstclass short shorthand qhorthand h rt rtbnnd ¬
hand man to do tho work Ot course coursewe coursowe coursewe
we can get some one to cover it but butwe butye butknow
we ye know you and I wouldnt ouldnt like to be bethrown bethrown bethrown
thrown down on it itBut itDut itBut
But Im going to be married on Mon Monday Monday MondayP ¬
day dayP gasped Dickinson jDickinsonYes DickinsonYa D1 tlnson tlnsonifes
ifes Yes 1 t know kh w I know replied Du Duluth Dulutb Ds Dsluth
luth in I wouldbe oUldbe soothing soothl g tones its itlshard itahard itshard
hard Im a married man myself and 1 1know 1know Iknow
know all about It But you see that we weshall ireshall e eshnl1
shall only need you for the afternoons afternoonsyou afternoonsyou afternoonsyou
you can have your mornings and oven ovenings cvenloSS evenlags
loSS on and you will have so much ex extra extra cxtra ¬
tra time when hen you do get away awayI
I dont know said Dickinson yrimly Lrlmb grim grimiy
ly b Ill think about it itThatmeanjtV itTfu1t ititmnt
ThatmeanjtV Tfu1t itmnt mennt asDuluth Duluth well knew that thatMiss thatMiss thatMiss
Miss Hepworth would decide the thematter thematterndlInpretty matter matterVAnd matterAnd
VAnd And ndlInpretty Imypretty sure of her he said saidto saidto saidto
to to himself with something like a achuckle n nchuckle achuckle
chuckle Ive never asked her to do any anything aD aDthingret anythIng ¬
thing thingret yet In the line Uneor of business that thatshe thatshe thatshe
she refused refusedIf retusedIf refusedDickinson
If Dickinson gasped when tho propo proposition proposition propositton ¬
sition was made to him Miss USB Hepworth Hepworthwas Hepworthwas Hepworthwas j
was dumb for a second or so when he herepeated herepeated herepeated
repeated it to her herYou herYou herYou
You dont mean that we couldnt yoi yoiaway irO irOaway o oaway
away on the day of the wedding as wo wohave wehave j
have planned but must slay aay in New NewYork XeVYork NewYork
York for a whole long week she cried criedOf criedor criedof
Of course its a fool Idea said saidDickinson saidDlcl saidDickinson
Dickinson Dlcl lnson Uno no one would have thought thoughtof
of it but butBut butBut butBut
But Miss 1I5s Hepworth was laughing wild wildly wildly wildly ¬
ly and it was several minutes before she shecould shecould shecould
could speak She had been wiping away awaytears awaytoars awaytears
tears that were not all tears of hyster hysterlcnl hysterIcal j jleal
leal merriment merrimentIt
It is too funny runn George she Bald BaldIn snideIn aaidIn
In all the time I havo been doing news newspaper newspaper newspaper ¬
paper work if there was a tea or an at athome athome
home or anything interesting int resUng in the thefew therew t
few little social ends of my life there therowas therewas therewas t
was sure to be something unexpected at atthe atthe atthe
the office that never would have hap happened happened happened ¬
pened on oaother other days to prevent my go goIng soIng
Ing I have h e only been able to get to thc thaweddings thoweddings thcweddings I
weddings of my friends at the eleventh eleventhhour eleventhhour L Lhour
hour But I did think now that I hove hoveloft haelott S Sleft
loft the paper that I should have a achance n nchance a L Lchance
chance to be married myself I sup ¬
pose if they want you OU you will have to tostay tostay tostay
stay stayYou
You dont mean to postpone the wed wedding wedding wedding ¬
ding do you ou asked Dickinson anx anxiously anxiousl auxiously ¬
iously iouslyNo iousl iouslyNo
iouslNo
No we couldnt do that with the thocords thecards thecards
cards out outand and besides Its bad luck luckThey luclcThoy luckThey
They probably will let you off Monday Mondayfor l10ndaytor Mondayfor
for a n part of the ceremony anyway If Ifyou I Iyou Ifyou
you can only get there to make your yourhalf yourhatt yourhalf
half of tho responses I suppose the min minister mlnI3ter mm mmi3ter ¬
I3ter wouldnt mind explaining that you youwore youore youwore
wore ore unavoidably una voldnbly detained detainedMiss detainedlIs8 detainedMiss
Miss lIs8 Hepworth was laughing again againand ngnlnan againan
and an l perhaps per nps a little hysterically Hys Hysterics Hysterics Hysterics ¬
terics were not in her line but a girl girldocs g girldoes rl rldocs
docs not expect to be married but onco oncoin onc oncIn oneoin
in a lifetime and it is annoying to havo havoones havoones haveones
ones plans upsot upsotAt up5etAt upeotAt
At 12 oclock on Tuesday the th9 day fol following tollowing following ¬
lowing the wedding and the day day of the theopening theopening theopening
opening of the series of meetings which whichoccurred whichoccurred hleh hlehoccurred
occurred so inopportunely Mr and Mrs MrsGeorge MrsGeorge MrsGeorge
George Dickinson were walking down downSixth downSixth downSixth
Sixth Avenue the nearest way wa from ono onoof onoot oneof
of the city hotels to an elevated station stationDickinson st stationDickinson Uon UonDickInson
Dickinson was in his usual business businessclothes businessclothes businessclothes
clothes and little Mrs Irs Dickinson was waawearing WlSearing waswearing
wearing earing a pretty new street suit suither suithertraeUng suithertraveling her hertraveling
traveling gown gownIt gownIt gownIt
It wont ont have lost anything of its itsfreshness i13rreshness itsfreshness
freshness before we get away she said saiddisconsolately saiddlsconsolatoly saiddisconsolately
disconsolately referring to the gown I Ishall Ishall Ishall
shall go straight back to the hotel got gotinto gotInto getInto
into something somtblll loose aid renl all 111 the thoafternoon tb tbufternoon theiftemnoOfl
afternoon If It was as anywhere but New NewYork NewYork ew ewYork
York I would wander off by b myself but butifx butU butifthere
U ifthere ifx ifxthere there is anything more dismally mel melancholy melancholy melancholy ¬
ancholy that a bride roaming around aroundher arounllher aroundher
her native town without a a husband I Idont Idont Idont
dont know what It is I should do noth nothing nothIng nothlag ¬
ing but make explanations all day and andthere 3nl1thore andthere
there would be rumors all over town be before betoro before ¬
fore night that wo had separated I Ishould Ishould Ishould
should meet everyone I know In the thoworld theworld theworld
world They have begun to come al alroady alroady already
roady There Is Mr Ir Remsen now nowRcmsen nowRcmsen nowItemsen
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paper and ho had beenono been one of the ushers ushersat ushersat usher3at
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I say this Is bard he said after the theusual theusual theusual
usual salutation 4Why Why didnt you let lettho lettho lethe
tho t he paper go to pieces before you bother bothered bothered botherd ¬
ed e d yourself about It 1 Pass the after afternoon alttrnoon afternoon ¬
noon alone in the hotel turning to the thabride thebride th thbride
bride Of course you will not notI notI notI
I say Dickinson what do you say sayto sayto sayo
to t o my taking Mrs Dickinson to see the thasights thesights thesights
sights of New York this afternoon I Iwill 1w111 Iwill
will show sho her everything just as you youwould youwould rouwould
would would It in a strango city and in the themost themost themost
most approved style My y wife would go goalong goalong goalong
along If she was not out of town for the theday theday theday
day Its lovely weather well havo havoluncheon havQluncheon haiquncheon
luncheon l in the park and well go to tofeed tofeed tofeed
feed the animals All bridegrooms take taketheir taketheir taketheir
their brides to see the th zoo 00 It would bo boa beQ b ba
a Q charity to me What do you say sail Ill Illreturn Illreturn Illreturn
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The brides ey eyas s sparkled It was an anoriginal anorIginal anoriginal
original Idea and tho thought of a long longlonely long10n longlonely
lonely 10n ly afternoon In tho hotel was not an anagreeable ancgreeable anagreeable
agreeable one Why not accept acceptThat acceptThat acceptThat
That was what Dickinson himself himselfsaid himselfsaid himselfsaid
said and ho did accept with alarclty alarcltyFive alarcltyFive alarcityFive
Five minutes later a little woman In Inblue Inblue inblue
blue was W S being assisted to the top of otFilth a aFifth aFifth
Fifth Avenue bus by a tall dark man manwho manwho manwho
who called facetiously to a shorter shorterman shorterman shorterman
man below belowThey belowThey belowThey
They always ride on the top of the thebus thebus thebus
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You are a trump Remsen said saidHarding saidHnrdll1g saidHardIng
Harding the sporting man when the thomusical themusical themusical
musical critic gave the history of the theafternoon theattcrnoon theafternoon
afternoon to him and a few fe of Dickin Dickinsons Dleklnsons Dickinsons ¬
sons special friends at tho office that thatnight thatnIght thatnight
night Why dont you let somo of the therest tberest therest
rest of us in on your scheme rll II get getday a aday aday
day off of tomorrow to play proxy for forGeorge forGeorge forGeorge
George and the rest of you can take takeyour takeyour takeyour
your turns turnsHarding turnsHardln turnsHarding
Harding Hardln was a jewel in the rough roughHis roughHis roughIlls
His was a fine old family but no one onewould onewould onewould
would havo guessed it from fromhls his general generalappearance generalappearance generalappearance
appearance He might have been an anoldtime anoldtime anoldtime
oldtime circuit preacher he looked It Itmore it itmore Itmore
more than a man interested in sporting sportingmatters sportingmatters sportingmatters
matters He Vas sas as a confirmed bachelor bachelortall bachelortall bachelortall
tall and rawboned careless as to todress todress todress
dress as a rule but a thoroughly good goodfellow goodteIlow goodfellow
fellow Twelve TW lve oclock the next morn morning mornIng mornlug ¬
ing found him immaculate in fresh linen linenand Ilnenand linenand
and a new suit looking more like a arejoicing arejoicing arejoicing
rejoicing bridegroom than did Dickin Dickinson Dlckiason DIckinson ¬
son when he met the young couple coupleGood coupleGood coupleGood
Good morning Mrs Irs Dickinson Hal Hallo HalIa ¬
lo Dick he called cheerfully as he hecame hecame hecame
came up to them Mrs Dickinson DickinsonI
I am going to be your husbands second secondproxy secondproxy secondproxy
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make you have nave a better better time than that thatdude thatdudo thatdude
dude Remsen then P r I dont know my myself mrself ¬ fr frselt
self selfThat
That was the beginning of the gay gayest gayest gayest ¬
est and most unusual week ever spent spentby spentby spentby
by a bride In the first part of her honey honeymoon honeymoon honeymoon ¬
moon She Sh had luncheon In all sorts of ofunusual atunusual ofunusual
unusual places she saw nooks and andcorners andcorners andcorners
corners of New York of which she had hadnever hadnever hadnever
never dreamed she was entertained entertainedand entertainedand entertainedand
and amused every minute and time tithe flew flewon fleWon flewon
on wings One day it was the dramatic dramaticcritic dramaticcritic dramaticcritic
critic who was her escort another it itwas ItwaJ Itwas
was the j1t literary ra1T editor edltorand ed1torandn ind on onSatur onSaturday Satur Saturday Saturday ¬
day the last day of all Duluth the thecity thecity thecity
city editor made his appearance bring bringing bringIng bringlug ¬
ing his wife with him himDo bimDo himDo
Do you leave town tonight George Georgehe Georgehe Georgebe
he asked askedYes askedYes
Yes replied Dickinson with decis decision decisIon decision ¬
ion IObr by the first train we can get away awayon awayon awayon
on
You dont mind telling what train trainthat trainthat trainthat
that will be or in what direction you youare youare youare
are going do you youNo youNo Z ZuNo
uNo No broke In tho bride there were weresome weresome weresome
some little secrets at first as there al always Always always ¬
ways should be about a properly ar arranged arranged amranged ¬
ranged bridal trip but now all the thoworld tboworld theworld
world may ma know our plans plansWell planBtTe11 plansWell
Well you will have to have some something something something ¬
thing to eat before you go at all events eventsWe eventsWe eventsWe
We will fit the th dinner to the train so someet someet someet
meet us at Martinellis and we will re return return roturn ¬
turn Mrs Irs Dickinson to you there thereIt thereIt thereIt
It was a dinner of nine covers covers and andMartlnelll andMartlnell1 andMartinelli
Martlnelll never served a better There Therewere Thereere Therewere
were ere the bride and groom in the places placesof placeof placesof
of honor Remsen his wifo with him himthis blmths himths
ths time Harding the sporting man manthe manthe manthe
the dramatic and literary editors and andDuluth andDuluth andDuluth
Duluth and his wife There were not notmany notmany notmany
many speeches for the train had to be beconsidered beconsidered beconsidered
considered but after drinking the thehealth thehenlth thehealth
health of the bride and groom Harding Hardingmade Hardin Hardinmade Hardingmade
made the hit of the evening In a final
toast toastI
I never expected to come as near nearmatrimony nearmatrimony nearmatrimony
matrimony as to bo even a proxy proX pro bride bridegroom bridegroom bridegroom ¬
groom for a few hours ho said but if ifthe Itthe ifthe
the real thing is as agreeable in pro proportion proportion proportion ¬
portion as this experience has been I Ishall Ishall Ishall
shall drink to tho happiness of all fu future future Intune ¬
ture Benedicts Now I am going to togive togive togive
give you a toast to the event which whichhas whIcbhas whichbaa
has made proxy bridegrooms possible possibleA
A progressive honeymoon If There was wasprolonged wasprolonged wasprolonged
prolonged applause at this and they theydrank theydrank theydrank
drank the thetoast toast standing standingAn standingAn standingAn
An hour later in the train Mrs Dick Dickinson DickInson Dickmean ¬
inson with her head on her husbands husbandsshoulder husbandsshoulder husbandsshoulder
shoulder drew a long breath of satis satisfaction satistaction satinfaction ¬
faction and relief reliefI
I would not havevdared to do this a aweek nweek aweek
week ago she said but I have given givenmy givenmy givenmy
my traveling gown such hard wear in inseeing Inseeing inseeing
seeing New Xe York that no one will willdream w111dream willdream
dream I am a bride This has been the theJolllest thejolliest thejolliest
jolliest week of my life Progressive Progressivehoneymoons Progressivehonoymoons Progressivehoneymoons
honeymoons are all right and so are areproxy areproxy areproxy
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dearost fellows te11ow in the world but I al always alwas always ¬
ways thought there was only one man manwho manwho manwho
who was really worth while George Georgeand Georgeand Georgeand
and now I know kno it ItNo itNew Now York Times TimesFOR TimesFOR TimesFOR
FOR THESAKE THE SAKE OF OFHER OFHER OFHER
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And when she turned away awayHer awayHer awayHer
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