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Hear to titles
Boston. "Some titles mo bad and
gome titles uro worse, lint theie are
no good titles," a sarcastic Anierlcun
father Is said to have exclnlmed
Apropos of the mnrrlage of u. lelatlve
to a foreign nobleman.
He was not altogether right, nor
TVas he altogether wrong. The Old
World Is iloodt 1 with titles, good, had
and Indifferent. -.The bad and tho In
different greatly outnumber tho good,
American girls have some of the good,
possibly more of the bad, and, per
haps, still more of the Indifferent.
'There Is n heraldry olllco in London
that spends all Us time straightening
out the klnhs in the peerugu. With
some 600 American women married to
foreigners, duly handled as to their
names, somo of tliu freaks of aristoc
racy's rating are apropos,
In America It Is self-evident
though some children disprove It
that a parent Is superior to tho cjilld.
Yet an American woman Is on record
to disprove tho fact. The late widow
of Isaac M. Singer married a sol
dletiut Due de Oamposellce and later
M. Paul Sohege, a plain Frenchman.
Hut her daughter Is DuchesBo Decazes
among the French aristocracy, and
Ditchesse de aiuecltsburg In tho high
lights of Denmark. If It Isn't u caso
of daughter out-distancing tho moth
er, it Js tho neatest approach to the
Some of these daughters havo be
come duchesses of England, prin
cesses of Itussla, duchesses of Franco,
p'rlnclpessae of Italy, duquesas of
Spain or Portuguf, and still others
have obtained titles of the Holy
Itoman Empire and papal titles by
marriage. There are said to be about
(00 of them all told, but how do they
rank among" each other? Where In
the scale of hlgh-soundlug bundles to
matrimonially acquired surnames doth
rank Lady Tennessee Clallln Cook,
who Is tho widow or an English baro
net, and who, thiough him, Is Vis
countess Montserratin in tho peerage
of Portugal? And why does not ahe
employ the higher Portuguese title in
stead of the Inferior English one?
Peculiarities of Peerages.
The trutu Is that peerages' are uow
worthy of hut hulf respect. Only two
of them Pro really to be very sorioiu.
iy taken, the English ami the dignities
contlned to the mediatized Teutonic
families. And tho latter of these i
not open to American umbltlons, ,au
Miss Mary Wlster Wheeler of Phlla
delphln discovered In 1890, when she
wob married to Count Maximilian Pup
penltelm, of that Ilk, aud learned,
whon Borlln heard of tho event, that
she could never bo moio than a mor
llecently It transpired that English
titles uro not alwayi exactly what
they seem. It camo out that one peer
age was obtained by tho typically
American practice of contributing to(
h political campaign fund. It took
41,250,000 In that caso to make a
baron of the United Kingdom, and at
the same time S150.000 was required
to secure u knighthood that labors
under the disadvantage of uot being
heritable. Scandal aside, N however,
the British peerage Is tho best of, Its
kfrid. An American girl looking for
foreign honors ym better leollso her
itmbltlon In marrjlng a more LMgUsli
baronet than by contracting'' half a
MRS. I CMC f?YM
dozen alliances with Itusslun princes,
papal pi luces and such.
There arc half n dozen kinds of
dukes, spelled according to the genius
of their geographical situation. There
aie dukes In England who are real
aristocrats. When, therefore, an
American girl, Miss Zimmerman of
Cincinnati, captured the heart uf his
grace of Manchester, she got a titular
matrimonial prize. '
French Ducal System.
There are ducii In France, but their
only value Is as contilljiitorii to the
government's Income, by tho sui-cub-tlcally
giaded scalo that puts more of
a price on them the farther up
they go. Ono exception may bo made
to this general rule, for the royallstu
Still hold levees, aud to them a title
Is Instinct with meaning and dignity.
The fourth Duo de Dlno, who 'unsuc
cessfully Indulged his piedllectlon
for Amovlcuu wives on two occasions,
would bo entitled to enter this society,
and either sho who was born Eliza
beth Cuitls of New York or I hit pre
viously divorced wife of Frederick
Livingston could have accompan
ied him during their reigns over a
heart whose uuhappluess became
rather well known at dlvorco court.
Tho royullst society constitutes the
worth of a French title, but only two
per cent, of all titles of l.u lielle
Paris aud elsewhere In Franco are
legitimate, Tho- others uro Jokes.
His Turkish Title.
in all except tho mediatized fami
liesformerly royal Qormuu families
there uro women to represent tho
greatest country without a nobility.
Even at Constantinople, where you
cuit buy the order of Oamanleh and
the lower grades dirt cheap, there Is
one of our women. She has had the
wings of hor dignity clipped, but sbo
Is ntlll Margaret Fehlm PuBha.
Her 'husband was, till n few months
ago, chief of tho Ylldlz secret police,
likewise a distant relative of the
sultan. The German ambassador ob
jected to a little pleasantry of his,
and Fehlm Is now in real exile. Bjit
his wife, who was a circus rider, ino
iled a week after rencontre, Is still
the wife of a paslm. That dignity
Isn't worth inucl1, ami In tho mutter
of value of tllies Turkey, for onco,
agrees with the rest of Europe.
A Husslun prince la n travesty on
language, uctually and literally. Prop
erly, he Isn't a prince at all, according
to. respectable Englhli standards, but
tho Almanach do Qothu mistranslated
tho word "hulas" that way, aud tho
mistake of significance bus persisted
llko tho Almanach. its correct Eng
lish synonym Is lord. ' The Incident
that led to tho present English trans
lation occurred nt PurlB, whore a pre
sumptuous one of thcbo squireens 'ap
peared at Louis XlV's court. Ety
mologlcully, however, "prince" Is ttm
Russian Princes Plentiful.
Prince Michael Cuntucuzone, who
man led Miss Jullit Dent Grant, Is ono
'of these, but ho has escuped the ad
ditional title, u "thlunod-out prince."
Every member of the family of u Bus
kIiui knluz Is a knlaz, male or female.
Count up u generation or two lp
mathematical terms, and It will uot bo
surpilslug that them Is a bona tide
Prluco Krnpotklno drjvlng a Peters
burg cab, & Prince DolgoruM who is a
stevedore, or a Princess (lalatzln In a
A Dolgorukl ancestor was once king
of Uussla, and tho OalaUIn and Krap
otltlne families are among Its most
honorable and ancient, Occasionally a
"srakhhdaly knlaz" has fallen so low
that he Is but a peasant, and thus
minus the title of noble that Is given
to tho educated subjects of tho czur.
This Hussion disregard of primogen
iture observance, which does so much
to keep tho English peerage up to tho
standard, obtains also In Germany.
Certain Immunities and privileges, be
sides the satisfaction of defined prece
dence, make the English lord a
marked and envied person. Most Ger
man and Prussian nobles are devoid of
extra privilege, and their children all
bear the titles of their fatheis,
Tho house of Hatzfeldt Ih ono of tho
fairly numeroiiu exceptions. Tho heir
of Prince Alfred, present head of one
blanch, Is Prince Francis, whose wife
was the adopted daughter of the late
Collls P. Huntington. On tho other
hand, tho lato ambassador to Germany
was only Count Hatzfeldt. His caso
was particularly Interesting because
he had a genuine love affair with an
American woman, Miss Helen Moul
ton, of Albany. Ho married her In
1S03, and was forced to separate from
her by Prluco Bismarck, who made It
a rule never to allow a Gorman diplo
mat to murry n foreigner. The sepa
ration lusted until Bismarck went out
of power, when the two promptly re
married. Many Times a Duchess.
There Is one Anirlcau woman who
Is a duchess on four commonplace
counts. This Is the Duchcsso de Dlno,
who Is the samo of Talleyrand-Perl-gord
and of Valencay In France, and
Prussian duchess of Sngan.
Titles In Italy date back a long time,
and had their origin In the times when
there wore free cities, each of which
had Its own collection of nobility. The
title or pilnco thero Is not awe-inspiring,
and the others of lower grade fall
far short of honor. Tho Italian equiv
alent of Burke's Peerage will look up
your nncestry, determine your heraldic
bearings and Include a history of your
origin In Its next edition for a nominal
The Vatican grants titles. Tho par
venus work so hard getting titles unto
themselves that really respectable no
bility have got out uf the habit of
using their legitimate ones. Prince
Ferdinand Colonna married Miss Eva
Bryant Mackay, but In thnt family the
title Is disregarded. They consider It
tenlly more aristocratic to call each
other simply "Don" and "Donna." The
Hosplgllosl aud Ituspollu families,
which together number nearly a dozen
American women among their wives,
are as aristocratic and as particular.
Long String of Honors.
Yet oven persons with tho plain
name of John Smith will very likely
admit that Don Francesco Hosplgllosl
Is quite a come-down from Prince Glu
Beppe Francesco Maria Flllppo dl Ilos-plRllosl-Gloenl,
duca dl Xagarlo, prln
clpo dl Castlgllono, maichese dl Glu
liana, coute dl Chlusa, Baionc dl Val
corrente, Barono dellu Mlraglla, Slguor
dl Aldone, dl Burglo, dl Contessa and
dl Trapetto, nomnu noble, pntrlclan
of PlBtoJu, Venice und Genoa,
There aro 200 dukes, 900 marquises
aud thousands of counts in Spain, Ac
cording to a recent uccouut. Leg-ltl-mato
Spanish nobility, or, better, arls
tocraoy, Is called the grandozza, in
English tho grandees. It was Insti
tuted by Emporor Charles V. In 1520,
so that Spain could be Just llko other
countries In one ""lpect.
They begun u dozen In number; tho
legitimate members of the grandezzu
now are 200, uud after that the popu
lar delugo that includes the butcher,
the baker and perhaps tile candlestick
muker. Tho duke do Arcos, who wns
once Spanish ambassador at Washing
ton aud hus Just retired from tho post
at Bom, Is a real Spanish nobleman,
DAILY MlRKon', SATURDAY, JUKE 8, 1907.
and he lurried Mlsn Virginia tdjterj,
of Washington, wb ta waa la t&
A curious feature of tho Spanish no
bility Is tlio manner of Inheriting It.
Tho dignities descend from father to
non, but If there is ho son the dauch
ter takes tho title, and it Is conferred
on her husband what. time she mar
ries. Prince Owns Gambling, House.
Tho prince of Monaco, who runs
Monto Carlo, was married to Alice
Heine, of Now Orleans, and the pres
ent heir to tho gambling receipts Is
her stepson Prince Hcched Bey
Czaykowskl Is a Turkish diplomat, but
not very Impottant as a Turk. Miss
Edith Collins, of New York, was the
princess' maiden nnmo.
Boston Is not wonderfully well rep
resented among tho titled 'Americans
abroad. Foremost, perhaps, among
Boston girls of this description Is the
countesf! of Kills, who, on Juno 10,
1809, married the late king consort of
Portugal, Fcrdluund, Sho was Miss
Elsie Hensloi, and received the mor
ganatic dignity uf Countess Edla,
which sho still beam.
Then there Is Lady Playfalr, nee
Miss Edith KurspII, who visits Boston
annually, nnd Mine. .Itisserand, wife of
the French ambassador at Washing
ton, who was the daughter of Georgo
Richards, of Boston, who founded the
banking firm of Monroe & Co., Paris.
Lady Gilbert Cartor, wlfo of tho gov
ernor of Barbados, wan Miss Gertrude
Parker, of Boston.
Tho curlosltlet thnt havo grown up
around the mutter of nobility would
'llll u volume. In England, where the
heraldry olllco Is more than It Is else
where, tho technicalities are best ob
served. There Is the mutter of the courtesy
title, for Instance. Theie Is Baron Wll
louehby d'Eresby, who Is married to
Miss Elrolso Breeso, of New York, and
who Isn't a baron at all. He Is sim
ply eldest son of the earl of Alienator,
who has more tlinn one extra title that
Is Inferior to his own of earl. IJIr fa
ther has vlrtunlh loaned that of his
barony to his eldest roii until he shall
succeed. So the eldest son of tho
duchess of Marlborough, who la known
as the marquis of Blauford by the
Young American Mother of Peer.
She who was Miss Gertrude Violet
Twining, of Halifax, Is the youngest
of American mothers of peers. It wan
In 1902 thnt she married the marquis
of Donegall, she being 23 and he 80.
Their son, now nianiuls, was born a
year before his aged father's death.
He Is a marquis of the Irish peerage,
which Is quite distinct fiom that of
Great Britain or Scotland. A peer of
Great Britain sits In the house or lords
because ho Is a peer. Duke, enrl, mar
quis, viscount or baron, it makes no
difference. But 'Ireland sends only a
certain number, and Scotland a few
more. Tho rest not sitting In tho
lords can stand for' the commons.
But that Is material for a book.
England, It should bo noted, Is not
ovorburdened with nondescript princes
llko somo other countries. A prince
there Is a really nnd truly prince, son
of royalty. A princess Is Just as real
and Just us true, oveu to the second
Tho Prlu'.-ess Royal, for, Instance,
who Is tuurrled to the duko of Fife, hus
two daughters. While the 'princess Is
her royal highness, .her daughters are
only tholr highnesses but nrenever
theless, princesses. When they grow
up and marry, their children will not
bo pilnces or princesses unless they
The blood of England's royal family
carries with It tlnMltlo of prince only
to tho second gpiieratlou. That Is
worlds away, In point of dignity, fiom
cnb-drlvlng Ilussinns or princely Gor
inuiiB, whoso (llRnlty vests on tho
chance that they are heads of families
. j :
During the seven years 1899-lu05
the deaths In lndlu numbered 4,059,800,
TO MY CASTLE
T ' I ' , I I , ', i
By PAUL CRESWICK.
(Copyright, by Joseph I), Iiowlei.)
Everybody seems to bo In town Just
now," said Kitty, as sho helped me to
a second cup of tea. "Have you heard
that Nora W1I1I3 Is engaged?"
I sat down hurriedly upon tho couch
closo to my little malicious hostess.
"Air!" I gasped. "(live me air and
another and stronger cup of teal
Without milk or sugar. You havo
broken my heart."
Kitty only laughed. "It waa Egre
uiont," said she) unfeelingly.
I slgheil with vigor. "My best
friend that's what always happens.
He was chortling till yesterday that ho
had news 'too good to bo true.' Aud
I wouldn't listen. Now I find It "
"Too truo to bo good. All my cast
les 1 0 the clouds go tumbling."
"You shouldn't havo built them In
the clouds," said Kitty, placidly. "It
was ridiculous of you; and so damp.
Olvo me rather a doar little cottage,
wistaria-covered, on the good earth.
With casement windows, aud n big
old-fashioned garden full of sweet
"It would be lonely living thera all
alone," I suggested.
"I didn't say all alone," retorted
Kitty. "Ono might find u twin soul."
"There's generally something tlshy
ahout twin souls," objected 1. "I would
sooner have more dellnlte tenants fur
your cottage. If I might make u pro
"A proposition?" Interrupted Kitty.
"That sounds llko Euclid. Don't
crowd me bo, Reggie, or I shall get
"Talking about a cottage," I began,
"reminds me of a rather queer stoij
At least, It Isn't exactly a story lib
merely an episode. It deals with an
odd man, a very even little girl, aud
a castle In the clouds."
"The opening Is promising." re
marked Kitty, smoothing nut her
"The castlo must first engage our
attention," I said, carefully. "It was
actually lather nice. It was In tho
country, and It had casement windows
I believe thero were old-fashioned
flowers In the garden anil roses.
There may have been wistaria, but
I'm uot positively suio. The castlo
"How terribly prosaic! Semi-detached,
Reggie so that thoro were
two lots of people, and two plunos go
ing! 1 don't llko this story." -
"Thoro were two lots of people," I
agreed, "but not two pianos. And tho
people weren't exactly lots In either"
Instance, One was tho very oven lit
tle girl who lived with her mother,
and looked after hor and the roses.
Folks called her Honesty; nnd hor
side of the castle was styled Honesty's
Guidon. On the other side of the
close-trimmed hedge lived a man."
"Only u man?"
"A man, aud his books, and his pipe,
and ono faithful retainer," I enumerat
ed. "Ho was manifestly odd, and out
of It. Nobody called to see him; aud
he didn't seem to mind. He went to
town occasionally, aud always came
back laden with books. Nobody knew
how ho lived nobody appeared to
care. The faithful retainer kept the
house tidy, und chastened the dog
aud tho cat who also resided at the
"Was that the name of the castle?"
"Tho name of the man's side of It,"
I corrected. "It was tho oddest Haven
you over could dream of. I want you
to go over this house with me, nnd
tell me afterwards what you think of
It. First, there was the strange old
furniture alwuys smolllng faintly of
beeswax and tobacco smoke. Old
presses covered with china aud cut
tllut-glnss decanters "
"Empty, I trust?"
"Very often empty sometimes full,"
1 went ou. "Thero was u grandfath
er's clock In tho narrow hall, ticking
olf the seconds In leisurely fashion.
In the dining-room 11 medley of an
cient chairs, rush-bottomed, a beauti
ful oak table, black with age, u totter
ing oak dresser on which were ar
ranged braBS cooking-pans aud candle
sticks, and more china. Theio wbb a
minor opposite tho window, leflectlng
In a tiny round frame the picture of
"Part of both gardens. I Imagine
thnt, ou occasion, the man could dis
tinguish Honesty, as, with long apign
nnd big gloves, sho tended her roses
uud cared for them. Inside the case
ment windows vtoro self-colored tlax
curtains, gathered back; but which
ono could draw along a brnss rail.
Tho walls wero distempered In plain
flat tints, and abovo the llntol of each
door was lettered u homely provArb.
Thus, In the hall over the front door
'That thou may'st Injure no man,
dove-ljko bo; but serpent-like that
none may Injure thee.' In tho dining
room' Better a dinner of horbs and
contentment therewith than a stalled
ox nnd strife withal.' Thon there
wero book-shelves colllng-hlgh every
whoro. Full of books as odd as tho
"Toll mo," commanded Kitty.
"Well, they wero such u rum collec
tion. Novels uud sermonB, cheek by
jowl. Books with gay bindings, books
with their backs broken; English,
French, German, Latin; short and tall,
fat and thin pictured und pjaln. And
over) whero the fatnt smoll of tobac
co and beeswax,"
"Was tho man young!"
"Youngish. He had a trick of stoop
ing, and he wore very comfortable
clothos. He seems to me to have been
a dreamer One might catch him peer
ing, bareheaded, at the stars of nights.
Again, when glimpses or Honesty
wero reflected In his mirror, he would
look up from his books and lay aside
"I have been bo concerned with the
man," I apologized. "I must really
try to explain Honesty. She was or
dorly anil neat, and her house wat
Bwoet as a young maid's heart Sho
seemed to do things without any
trouble. Her roses grow cleanly and
freely, as though she had been n crack
gardener. Thero never wore surh
roses as Honesty's. A young fellow
lined to pass by each morning, uud at
length, taking his courage In both
hands, ho asked for a rose. She gave
htm ono tho manvln the Haven saw
It nil circling In his mirror."
"Ho went Into another room, where
there was an ordinary glass, uud ho
looked at himself critically. The scru
tiny ended, he camo back to his plpo
and his books, aud, like you, mur
mured "Of course.' But, strange to re
late, ho discovered presently that he
was reading his book upside down,
aud that his pipe had gono out!"
"The castlo In the clouds had van
ished suddenly," said I. "He couldn't
see It any moie. It had become only
a semi-detached, ugly cottage lu u
"And Roses Have Hearts."
small, untidy, would-bo country lano.
Ho fancied bo could hear the strident
tones of an organ sounding In the very
suburban village at the end of tho
street. Certainly, thero was the
whistling and pu fling of a train near
by. The day had become chill and
overcast. 'Of course,' repeated the
man to himself softly, 'of coui.' "
"Is that the end?" asked Kitty. iest
lessly. "1 don't know." said I, taking her
hand again. "Tell me, Kit 1b It the
end? Did Honesty love him as he
the man so learnedly Ignorant and un
worthy loved her? Wns the castle
ever built up again?"
"If he loved her," commenced Kitty,
uncertainly, "If, with all his strength,
ho truly loved hor I think the castle
never fell down. 1 think that the man
lu tho Haven went out of It, and
walked In Honesty's garden; that af
ter a while oh, a very, very long
while ho began tu understand that
when two people see alike they some
times view tho Huppy Country, where
lu theie are castles und rose gardens
for everyone. I think" and her deai
voice trembled "that, peihups, he
had never seemed sincere. How rould
"She understood roses," I protested.
"And roses have hearts."
Kitty gave that dear little shrug ol
her shoulders which I knew so well:
but this tlmo I had her lingers fast,
and sho could not get away Perhaps
It was mean of me to permit her 110
chance of escupe but bomo good fulry
whlspeied that this was the groat
hour of my life. I spoke as bravely
us I might, though 1 felt that the
words were awkward not such us
one would have chosen: "You aio tho
world to me, Kit don't you know It,
dear? You must know It love la uot
always blind. I see you, and you al
ways, lu that little mlirur In my
She lifted her glance to mine then,
an earnest gaze. In her dearest eyei
1 saw myself plainly; and tilumph
swept through my bouI.
Driven from Jail with Gun.
Caldwell. N. J. Charles Coleman
had to be driven out of Jail here at the
point of a gun by u deputy warden.
Coleman had Just completed u three
months' sentence und had become bu
attached to the dally 1 online of the Jail
that he hated to leave. Wo shed tears
at tho thought of being cast into the
outside world without u home or a
friend to go to. Tho prison ofllclals
foil sorry for the man, but could not
keep him. "Novur mind," the dls
charged prisoner said, "1 won't bo
So long as wo love, wo serve. So
long as wo aro loved by others I
would ulniost sny we are Indispensa
ble; und no man Is useless while
ho bus a filend. Robort LouIb Stev
enson. To hlin thnt hath It shall, bo given
(to get out of paying his taxes) but
fiom htm that hath not shall be taken
(directly or Indirectly) aen Mm;
which he lintli. Puck.
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