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By Col. D.
1 No. 9. All
w Some twenty-five or thirty years ago,
a well-to-do peasant living in Austria,
four leagues out from Vienna, was .
having a family outing in the country i
with his wife and three daughters.
Two of the eldest daughters had just'
J} re.turned from America where they
had been attending a special school. I
The voungest, Freda, a girl of eighteen j
or so, had remained on the old farm j
to assist the aged parents. So on the !
Bgday of the coming ?>f the daughters'
Hp from Xew York, they had arranged for '
I a picnic, all by themselves, on the estate
of Arch Duke Charles, the nephew j
of the old emperor. It was a pleasant i
day in early autumn, when the leaves
began to put on th^yr suit of yellow, j
the stubble and hills in the distant a
dull brownish red.
The returning daughters were re
counting to their parents ihe wonders
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of the new woria, wmie rreua ?as
. busying herself preparing the midday
feast. She was exceptionably pretty,
vivacious, vibrant with emotions of the 1
happy day, her deep blue eyes spark- j
ling like gems while her auburn curls
floated over her shoulders covering:
that shade of tan so common to the !
peasants of the lower Danube.
Just as they were preparing to enjoy
their meal a stranger pushed his
[ way through the bushes with his gun,'
m dog arc! the dress of a hunter. H<
costed the party of peasants. He told j
them in the most polite and pleasant
manner, that he hoped he was not in^
* truding, but that he had been out gun- j
ning and wished to be directed back }
to the city. This was readily given, j
then the old gentleman, with the hospitality
of his country, invited the
stranger to stay and partake with them
of their dinner, of which they had an
abundance. The stranger accepted the
invitation. .When we read this account
it really does seem that some di?
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consciousness lead us to our fate,
"rough hew it how we will."
The meal passed off very pleasantly,
the young ladies regaling the young
huntsman with their experiences in
America, while the straDger told of
Ihis travels in foreign lands. But
while all this was going on Freda sat
quietly, not engaging in the brilliant
fc conversation, yet the stranger showed
I from the first, his interest in the
youngest sister. He sat by her in the j
afternoon and talked to her of things I
she knew, and in a language sne understood:
The day ended with a permission
to this young stranger to call
next day. He was a remarkably handsome
young man, broad shouldered,
erect, with all the characteristics of a
> full blooded Teuton.
He called th? next day to see the
Franklins, but it was soon discovered
' it was not all the sisters, but only
one, Freda. He had given his name
as John Ortli, and lived in a little j
city some miles away, he told them,
by the name of Missellon. Matters
had gone so far the cautious old peasant
concluded to look up his antecedents.
He had a friend living in Misr
sillon, who would know every one
there. To him he wrote all the facts
of John Orth and of his love for his
\youngest daughter and request-ed to
be fully informed of who, what and all
about this strager whom fate seem to
make a factor in their lives. The
friend answered very fully. There )
was no man living in the city now of j
that name, nor had been, within for- I
ty years of his residence there, 'mat
the stranger must be an imposter.
There was no property registered in
the name of Orth nor did the city register
contain any such name. However,
at the bottom of the letter, the
friend said, "Missillon is on the is.
land of Orth, in the Danube, and the
estates on this island belong to Arch j
When Orth again visited the home
^ of the peasants he was met with griin
and savage faces. They upbraided
him for his perfidy in imposing upon
their innocent home under a false
W name, giving him all the abuse, the
bitter tongues of the women, and an
outraged father could possibly give.
Freda did not join in this arraignment
of her lover, instead stoutly declaring
her undying confidence in, and her
love for him.
John Orth met the storm bravely,
without a- tremor of emotion, or a
sign of guilt. All he asked was to
< give him time and he would explain
all, now it was impossible. He begged
Freda not to doubt him as the
others had, and in good time he would
explain all, that the friend in the city
was mistaken, that he did live in Missillon
and gave the names of hundreds
of others who lived there.
>f a Long Life
I for Love.
So his visits continued without
abatement, neither was there any
abatement of the family's hostility.
But Freda declared her lover incapable
of wrong or imposition and she
would stand by and with him to the
To curb and break this unholy pas
siori tne agea coupie senuusi^ v^xioiuered
the idea of sending Freda to
America. The intimacy between the
young lovers grew apace. He came
regularly every week. But where did
fre live? Who knew him? Xone
The great national military manoeuvres
were near at hand and these
people living so near the capital were
enthuiastically preparing :o be present.
Of course all expected Mr. Orth
to take Freda, but no intimation of
such purpose had as yet come from
One day Freda, in maiden modesty,
any coyness, d-elicately hinted the matter
to her lover, and suggested how
delightful it would be to her to have
him accompany her. But here she received
h-r first blow. "He could not
go with her. Circumstances prevented,
of which he would explain some
day. He would b? there, yes, but could
not see h-:r." The old couple shook
their heads knowingly. The sisters
taunted the girl with all kinds of sunpositions
and insinuations. "Orth had
another fraulin to accompany him, no
doubt a great lady from the city."
"What did he want with his peasant
plaything, in this great crowd?" "He
was ashamed of her," etc. This rail-1
lery had no effect upon young Freda,!
she was still staunch in her belief,
that he was honest, sincere and truth- i
The day of the great manoeuvre j
came. The whole country round about, |
as well as visitors from the extremi-!
ties of the kingdom, came in their |
holiday attire, the rich and royal in !
extreme finery or gorgeous equipage, i
The world loves royalty and delights
in pomp and display.
Freda and her family came early j
and took up their position with thous- j
ands of others on the side of the principal
street in order to get a close
look at their aged emperor Joseph, the
cronw prince, his son.
After the flare of trumpets and roll
of drums, the word came down the
long line, the "emperor is coming.
Watch for the emperor, nere ne
comes," and al!? craned their necks. |
First came the aged monarch, a few
fe:t in rear came his son, the crown
prince, then his nephew, Arch Duke
Charles, the next in succession to the
throne after the prince, then came
generals, civilians of high station and
behind' came the great body of Austria's
When the king and his escort were
passing tY ^=ant family, all staring
with open mouthed dmazement at
the brilliant throng ot royalty, Jtrtua
turned pale, began to tremble, then
with a smothered scream, she fell
fainting in her father's arms. Restoacives
were at hand and she soon became
conscious. Her desire was to
go home at once, or else she would
die there on tfte ground. "What is it
Freda, what has so frightened my
child," asked father and mother iri a
breath. "Did you not see John Orth
riding next the king and his son?"
she asked. Sure enough John Orth
had passed in the person of Arch Duke
j Charles, one of the richest and most
powerful noblemen in Austria-HunI
gary, if nojt in Europe.
i I will oAiit all the crimination and
recrimination that passed, when John
Orth next presented himself at the
home of Freda. The old people charg
ed the^duke with entering their house,
| like a serpent. In return for their
[confidence and hospitality, he had
| stung their young and innoncent girl
to her death; thai he had brought re;
proach and ridicule upon their honest
I lives. These and hundreds of other
j reproaches were heaped upon the head
of .John Orth, while he stood calm and
| unperturbed, saying nothing but, "it
i will all come right. I love .b'reaa, ana
I she loves me. We will be man and
"How!" almost shrieks the old father.
"The laws of our land prevent
such a union of royalty to plebian.
You can't elevate her to your station
in life, nor can you descend to hers.
Freda still had confidence in him
and his intention^ but the question
with her too, was "how."
Well, John Orth cut the Gordian
knot. He called a council of state,
| then and there, in the presence of
i the emperor and his cabinet, he vol'
untarily laid down all his titles. He
gav? up for himself and his posterity
all claims to the throne of Austria or
to any titles now held or inherited
in future. He allowed all his inherited
estates, amounting to 8 millions of
dollars to be confiscated to tne King,
then walked out of that audience stripped
of everything that royalty possessed,
but he was a free man. History
has no account of such a sacrifice of
wealth and rank, in order to marry
a poor girl.
The nuptials were soon celebrated,
but only now did mystery and romance
begin to surround them. He had giv
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comparatively a rich man with money
and estates coining from his mother.
He turned all his possessions into
gold and struck out, as he explained
ir, "to rub elbows with the world, and
mix cn an equal footing with his kind."
He was tired and disgusted with the
life of pomp and display, with the annoyances
and ethics "that doth hedge
about a king." Alter pruvmmg a.wyij
; for th-e family of his wife, they went
to London, looking out for some pur|
suit in commercial life, best suited
to his taste.
i He purchased a trim built little
j merchant steamer, and with a select,
crew, he boldly struck out across the
1 Atlantic in s-earch of adventure. His
happy wife accompanied him on all
In South America he found lucrarive
employment in the nitrate trade,
between the points of Peru and the
Brazilian and Argentina r publics.
This he kept up for s veral years, having
perfected himself in a'l the intricacies
of sailing a ^bip. Either with
compass or dead reckoning he was
equally conip- tent 1o direct his course
or find his position on th- seas. .Many
dark, stormy nights could John Orth
be seen in sailor cap, water proof
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bridge of his ship battling with the j
But the wander lust came upon
him. He wanted to roam over distant
seas and visit countries in the far distant
Indian ocean. He recruited and
enlisted a picked crew for two years
and provisioned his vessel for that
length of time. An experienced sailing
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fixed up for his "wife and child, all
made ready for thLs cruise in the unknown
waters of the South Seas.
When he was ready to weigh anchor
at Rio, from which city he sailed,
his sailing master, for some reason
or other, had to visit some one in the
city. Whether the first offic-er wished
dcpqiw thic dangerous vovage. or
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[whether John Orth wished to rid him;
self of his sailing master, will never
be known, for when he returned, (or
|so says), the ship was plowing its way
towards the Pacific. That was the
| last ever seen or heard of Johq Orth,
his wife, child, crew or ship. That
was more than ten years ago. But the
mystery cotninued and if all accounts
be true John Orth is certainly one of
the world's wizzard.
! Months and at last a year had pass'
ed, and not one word or trace had
been h-eard or seen of the missing
| ship. Friends wrote and enquired of
: every known part. Large rewards offered
for the faintest clue, all in vain.
About two years after his disappearan^,
a tramp, three masted sailling
ship, came into a French port and
j reported seeing on an island in the
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miles distant fr:>m any other island, a
white man and his wife, with a lot
of other white men, apparently on
friendly terms with the black natives.
In fact, it was thought the white man
was the ruler. These tramp sailors
I were not allowed to land, but water
land provisions were carried to them
I in boats. This, all thought, was of a
surety, the missing John Orth.
Frances Jos-eph, emperor, now began
to get interested. A fleet of war
vessels were uispaix-neu uu a, ivw
jyears' cruise to th* South Seas, with
| orders to scoi:r the islands and the
esas for some trace of the lest Argorauts.
But they returned, battered and
'careworn, without a single trace.
! Many curious *umors hava since been
j afloat, but no clue run down.
Some time after the return of the
searching shi;.Ds, 3. nobleman, living
in Vienna, a man of honor and truth,
who was intimate with the arch duke,
declares he met him one day in Paris,
had a long conversation with him, told
him of the fear and anxiety felt by
all his countrymen and urged him to
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circumstances, said John Orth declared
his intention of returning at the
proper time, fciat he and his wife were
happy and all his crew satisfied. He
told nothing of his whereabouts or his
business. That night he disappeared.
Sleuths weie put upon the supposed
track, but failed to unearth anything.
Then a report came, of a recluse living
way back in the mountains of Argentina,
who would give no name, nor
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his country, was engaged as an entomologist,
gathering speciments of insects.
All the discriptions of the man
suited to those of Orth. Explorers
were sent iri search of hinj. The hut
was found, but no trace of the strange
Then again, after the great eruption
at \Tmint PpIpp. a sailor, once an of
ficer on John Orth's ship when in the
nitrate trade, is said to have come upon
a man nearly crazed with grief
over the wreck of his home. He said
it was John Orth, that while he was
away on the other end of the island
on business, the great eruption took
place. He found his house, like all
the others, buried in lava and ashes,
but some of the inmates escaped. He
hoped this might be the case with his
wife and child, but if they were lost
in the ruins he would employ laborers
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ana dig up me ruiuea uumc auu 6i?c
his wife Christian burial.
Were these men really lying, or
was it cases of mistak-en identity? If
I Tohn Orth is living, where? If he
was lost, how? If at sea, it looks as if
some vestige of the ship or contents
would have been found.
A Life Saver for Some One.
It was their first quarrel.
"What," demanded the young wife
angrily, "have you ever done for hu- j
manity? I don't believe you ever did
anything to save one of your fellow
men from suffering, did you?"
"Yes," said the young husband, "I
saved at least one man from a terrible
"What did you do?"
"I married you.?Exchange.
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