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Colonel A. J. Drexel and Mrs. Drexel Walk- -a WW W% • "S
ing On the Strand. CLDO. /LOS Xl 226(1
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An Ingenious Scheme of Rewards and Pun- Pho, rl
ishments Which Prevent Any Anna Gould ""A
Or Duchess of Marlborough Abuse ~ j
o/ Ms Cherished Daughter and Her Fortune.
a OOORDIXO tn Info-mntion which
/\ has reached relations of the Drexel
* » family In Philadelphia, Mr. An
thony J. Drexel has devised a most in
genious plan for putting his prospective
noble son-in-law on his good behavior.
Anferiean society received quite a
shock when I: heard 'hat the great
heiress, Miss MargarettS Drexel. was en
gaged to VlSCOual Maidstone, a penniless
young English di bleman.
"Another Ameri-a:i girl sacrificed for
the crumbling cast lei and debt-crowned
coronet of a conscienceless European
aristocrat," said some patriots,
Amerl'-ans were particularly disap
pointed, because they had seen a promise
of better things when Mr. Drexel's son,
A. J. Drexe'. Jr., became engaged to
Miss Marjorie Gould. They then wel
comed a wholesome tendency on the
part of fashionable Americans to mairy
in their own country.
They were especially surprised tjiat
Mr. Drexel should hive sanctioned an
international match, because he must
have had the discouraging example of
Miss Anita Stewart's marriage to the
deb:-rldden Prince of Brapanza right
under his very eve. The bride In that
case was a COUStn of Miss Drexel.
Put It now seems that Mr. Diexel has
done the best he could. He was opp 'sed
to International marriages. He had taken
to heart the example of his niece. Miss
Stewart, captured by a shameless fortune
hunting prince. He had been duly im
pressed by the insensate extravagances
of Count Boni Je Castellans and the
wicked deceptions practised by him upon
poor Anna Gould. He had seen with his
own eyes the outrageous behavior of the
mean little Duke of Marlborough toward
the sweet and charming Consuelo Van
All these things he had duly laken to
heart. But young Viscount Maidstone
proved so fascinating and persuasive that
it was <-]n:tlmpossible to get rid of htm.
He first won her heart by a charming
little sketch of her which he presented
to her. It Is pretty well settled that
no norma] American father ran with
stand tho pleading of a daughter's
heart, whatever reason and pruderies
Al] Mr. Drexel COUld do was to make It
clear to the nobleman that he did not In
tend to leave his daughter's happiness at
her husband's mercy; that he did not pro
pose to give his lordship an enormous
income with which to amuse himself Just
as he pleased.
The winning and Ingenuous young Eng
lishman protested that money was the
last thing he desired. All he asked was
the privilege of adoring her. This gaYS
Mr. Drexel his opportunity.
Then and there he proposed n formal
contract regulating the futuro life ami
Income of the young couple—a contract
that was reully an elaborate system of
rtwardS and punishments.
This marriage settlement provides that
the first year the pair shall have a Joint
income of Jo.niiO a year, the second year
$10,000, the third year 115,000, and so on In
an ascending scale up to $50,000 a year.
The sum of $5,000 for tire first year and
the Increased allowance for several sub-
Sequent years will be available as pocket
money for ihe young couple. It has been
announced that they will make their horns
at first In the London house of Mr. and
Mrs. Drexel nt No. 22 Qrosvenor Square.
Thus they will bo practically free from
This arrangement by Itself fully con
firms tiie statement that the young couple
are to live at first on a very moderate
The marriage settlement further pro
vides that the allowance is only to re
main In force as long as V iscount Maid-
Btoue bs&aves himself properly, and does
A GERMAN engineer has just In- makes fair progr.li OV.r goed, roads
vented and patented a sailing and across sandy stretches, sueli as a
vessel for uso on highways, sea beach. The dominating features In
, . . , i „- .fc-i- »,_« Realising the lmportnnco of the wind tha construction are lightness and
not give his wife any ground for seeking of ,he family and a few generations spent the greater part Of th.lr tlCßfl to * oron , ut an d tha mariner, tho effsatlVS steering facilities,
even a separation. later the two titles became merged In the abroad for fifteen years. They have a , nvontop MnMlT|d tho 14,, xha present form Is' a light frame
•or each child born there ll to be an same person. splendid old English house, Wytnatn (h;lt „m, bo d, „ „„ |af)J work iupport | n g , * u ddlo and a mast
extra allowance of $2 ) a year. Historically, the Finch-Hattons belong AbbeJr> near Oxford. They have an- as Wl . u _ ull j j..!s unique craft is tho re- for the sail, and ro.tlng upon four
It is further provided that when the to the County of Kent, where they still other . dQwn , n tne j s]e of Wtaht g|lU wheels, one wheel on either side and
Viscount shall succeed to the titles and have property. Young Viscount Maid- . , .. cr,,,w« >. , .. , one before and one behind. The two
estates of his father, the Earl of Win- ~„„. der yes' hla title from the county for UH ° W *»"'' ° E "*" v ' a( . b| n "'? 'T pnr 'T7, »,n "«•' " f " k r «" *' amo "f
, ,i ■ , ~ -.. ™ . , raw and also for tho yachting season with horse ess vehicles Included sail .former aud all arc far apart as is
Chllsea and Nottingham, his Income malt town of Kent. But his great-uncle mar- nnve one of the largest Me,tn wagoni » s well as steam wagons, but ,'h„ praeMse with SUtomobll. Whsei."
.be Immediately Increased to an amount rled a lady of tho Marquis of Anglesey's tho MarKal . eUa , wn i cri both „ t| f , ud ,„ D , om , M any The chief peculiarity 111 the device
necessary to main a n tn*» pos.il..n adc- family an d the Wtnchilseas then SO- * taUa them to any shore In the measure of practical utility. In th... Th". rear wh«? and th.
quately an amount hat Will b. decided quired a picturesque ca.tl. In Merlon- wor , d wncnpver thty wU h to go. „ ;IV , of light construction, rubber tiros. " v . 'a/* rlghllj connect.!
when the occasion arises ethshlre. among the beautiful hills of London house Is ■ Orosvenor bail bearing! and, above all, of smooth, together, and tho same Is th. OS., with
Miss Drexel has a modest fortune of Wales. _ „..,,, h r -„t,e of Mavfaii .nil* the conditions ira totally " l 0 ! > o " > wheel and tho left side
her own left her by her grandfather. This place || called Harlech Castle. SQUar*. which Is th. centre of MajM solid roads, the conditio..! are totall> ™J The , wu oonnocUng ba „ , lr „
Mis Mar- This of course, will remain entirely la Many persons are familiar with the »■ incomparably th. tflOSt MM,ion- changed. jol,H'd wI. h oach o. in rby m, n,s of ar.
- « her own con.ro. name on account of the stirring old able spot In London The;- have only The feasibility of sailing easily over axle or oros.-b r. Ihe at at
jorie Gould, v, Maidstone, the nobleman In ballad called "The March of the Men Just taken It, having had o wait a long ho frosjn surfaces of rivers andl ak.s snd l» Ing of a hinjg.. Mjrp..
...... th. case, Is only twenty-five years of of Harlech." Tho ballad originated time for It, a. houses In this regton are has long been recognized and Utilised, ~l s f , , thLs trftn , V er.. axl.. and
Who Will h been born 0 „ May 28> 1685 . when tne caalle was being besieged dur- exceedingly difficult to obtain. While .nd it would now appear as f the fey S u,, a hI. pr.S.Uir. *» «"«
M „ fisv Many Americans will be Ing the Wars of the Roses. waiting for It they lived in Carlton House wln d can render helpful service to J;*,,' , t l;U" rw»VU- ri!l- Jrran'K«"
Marry I ony . a Ulink tha( evsn a nob | oraan Lo rd Maidstone's father, the Earl of Terrace. The Oro.V.nor Square house some extent in connection with loco- full , ien nore haves his hand.
_ , . .v, „,,.„„ ninboA Wlnehllaea anrl Nottingham la at has been entirely refitted, so that, al- motion over normal roads. Ini sail completely free for adjusting the po-
Drexel, Jr. ZETLJSLi h£ZTq»£. « though old an« alotur«t,u* v contain, vehicle Ju.l l.v.nt.d. i. slmpl* and sltl/a of the .all o r< using a br„,c
Copyright. 1910, by Arh«Tlcan-lS»arnfn«;\ Grsat Britain Kighti RsitTWSi
Harlick Castle, the Viscount's Home.
Stewart, and Whose Experience with Her Husband's Creditors So Annoyed Colonel Drexel.
THE SPOKANE PRESS, SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 1910.
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Mr. Drexel proposed an elaborate system of rewards and
>• Srenerally understood that Lord Matd-li
stone Is unusually respectable.
Ho certainly to one of the
oldest families In England. He is the
oldest son and heir Stormont
Kineh-Hatton, Earl of Winchllsea and
Nottingham, who beam several other
titles. The family name Finch-llatton
was hyphenated when one of the Einches
married the heiress of Sir Christopher
Hatton, who was one of Queen Eliza
beth's particular friends.
The family records go back to the
reign of King Henry 1., over seven hun
dred years ago. They were of moderate
Importance throughout the Middle Ages,
acquiring property In Kent and other
parts of tho country.
They came to the front strongly dur
ing tho reign of Queen Elizabeth. One
of them, Sir Ileneage Finch, was Speaker
of the House of Commons at the begin
ning of the Commonwealth. His son was
Solicitor-General at the restoration of
Chnrles 11., and prosecuted the regicides
responsible for the execution of King
Charles I. He was created Earl of Not
tingham. The title of Barl of Winchll
sea was conferred upon another member
Is said to bo greatly In need of repair
Another ancient seat of the family,
Kirby Hall, is unoccupied and will
need to be almost entirely rebuilt In
order to malm it habitable.
It will b« the privilege of the
Drexels to put these ancient dwellings
In a state of perfect repair. When an
American heiress marries into a noble
family she must Inevitably feel the
"•cewttjr of restoring those object,
which are the principal outward svm
rank "- toacred
hav^ hl^- t :: M Lor,, —0,
a good husband and ,n duo°;o nß ; lf
win v., uo course he
SISf i£2? l: !SS?"
The Wlna'hll.eai are n»lf.
Poor. Their proper v 'whi ™ t f r, ? U «"'
some 8.000 acres■ „# , 1 ' ,ncl «"«»
entirely agrlou l l™*' alrn "*t
little incmn . '' C IC, VW *
Plained that son « \?, t - com
money Instead If „,,', , ™' st
-me. He » •*
Miss Drexel Is one of th. ♦
ran of Anthony j n c ' „r'° nh,M -
Morgan and his father before to
bee,, associated, °
Mr Drexel'. g rPat t ort» M will „o
doubt bo equally divided between hi.
son and daughter somo day It m i
make her one of .he very rich women
of the world. That is why he is h< .
ing such great care that It shall not b.
tho means of leading an Interesting
young nobleman astray.
Anthony Drexel and his family have
every luxury known to American domes
The Drexels have a splendid position
In English society. The King likes them
and he has several limes Invited the
Drexels to Join him in the glorious old
English sport of croquet.
Mrs. Drexel was Miss Rita Armstrong,
of Baltimore, nnd her slstor*> Miss
Annie Armstrong married, first William
Rhtneland.r Stewart, and then, James
H.nry Smith. Miss Margaretts Dr.x.l
and the former Miss Anita Bt.warl are
therefore flr.n cousins. Tho Impecunious
Prince Miguel of Braganss was exceed
ingly attentive to Miss Drexel before he
realised that It might bo mors profitable
to turn his attentions to Miss Stuart.
Miss Drexel has for several year,
been pursued by the most eligible noble
men of England and the Continent. It
has been a most interesting social com
edy. Prince Pranclt of Teca, a brother
of tho Princess of Wales ,a charming
middle-aged person of th. bighe.t rank,
with an Insufficient Income to support It,
was one of her suitors.
A Ship That Sails On Land.
Prime. Louis of OrMM • m«mb« of
the flrthroncd French royal family. »
.aid to have oherUhed hope, of wUtnlM
„." Winston Churehlll. who .eem i UJJ
i y to become Prim. MlnUter of Bng »n«.
La. inordinate ambition and n«M •
farge fortune to support it, wa. anothM
admtrer. He gave up th. pursuit anj
marrlea miss Clementine Hosier, a vsrf
hand.omo BJngll.h woman.
Sir Charlsss Hartopp, a baronet of
flf v-o„o, and a leader of the English
■porting set, wa. credited with aspiring
,? her hand. This was quit. pr..ump »-
Li as he had been divorced from hi.
wui on. of th. Tranby Croft Wllwn*
T h. Duke of Lord Dalmsny
(.01, Of tho Karl of Ro.eb.ry)! Lord Her
bert Vane-Temp..t and Lord Roy.toa
war. ioma of the other promln.nl noble
men frequently mentlon.d as following in
the train of the great American helr.SS.
Most of them were lather mature nnd
sophisticated. The heiress lias chosen rt
very young husband In Viscount Maid
stone, and her father, as W. have ..an,
has devised a most Interesting plan to
bring him up In the way he should go.