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ALWAYS THE WOMAN!
Recent Tragedies in Real Life in Which the Frail, hut Beautiful, Have Had Part-Peculiar Case Is That of Countess Maria Tar nowska, for Love of Whom Six Men Have Ruined Themselves. N the last few weeks the TT I press of the entire world II I has reverberated with the maw I news of several sensations in each of which woman was the 2 Mitral figure. This sentence, just as it stands, might have been written at any time in his tory. Given a sensational piece of news apart from the cataclysms of nature and a woman's name Is sure to be mixed up In it. The cynical observer Is ever ready to say, "There is always a woman in the case." Of the most recent explosions in the great old world, explosions of which the report has been loud enough to be echoed even on this side of the Atlantic, most of the feminine causes are of doubtful beauty. That is to say, there may at least be two opinions about their beauty. Doubt less the generals and statesman who fought duels over the Baroness von Siemens find her beautiful; unques tionably the man who was slain and the man who slew for love of her be lieved the Countess Tarnowska a dream of loveliness; probably the late Lord Sackville saw wondrous pulchri tude in the face of Pepita Duran; King Leopold admired the Baroness Vaughan, and Mme. Steinheil had a group of intellectual men who wor- shiped at her shrine. We here in America can know these' women only by their photographs, and these photo graphs are especially interesting, as they reveal that scarcely one of these women about whom tragedy has re volved bears features that will stand comparison with the classical stand ards. Yet, after all, no man has a right to say unqualifiedly this woman is beautiful or that woman is ugly. Fortunate that this Is so! It is surely a unique distinction in these days to have five challenges to duels issued In defense of her name. And this distinction the Baroness Eleanora von Siemens can boast. There was a great sensation in the Italian -Chamber of Deputies on March 4 when Enrico Chiesa, a Socialist rep resentative of the Extreme Left, in interpellating General Prudente, the Under Secretary of War, formally ac cused several generals of having be trayed the secrets of the national de fense through the Baroness von Sie mens, a foreign woman with whom they were on friendly terms. At the close of the session five men chal lenged Chiesa to fight duels. Among these were General Fecla di Cossato, General Prudente, the Duke dl Lltta and Count Giacomo Morando. The challenges came so quickly on top of each other that the seconds and um pires had much difficulty in arranging their priority. This was at last set tled and two of the duels have been fought. Nobody has been killed up to the present writing, but General Pru dente wounded Ciesa in the face and Chiesa gashed General di Cossato In the left cheek. Apologies have made the other duels unnecessary. Proved Power Over Men. The Baroness von Siemens is a very rich woman, who has a fine house In Rome, where she entertains many members of the highest society. She is a Swiss by birth, with a fair skin. exquisitely rosy cheeks and great vel vetT brown - eyes. Carolus Duran painted her portrait, which was ex aaaa hibited in the Paris Salon last year. Her first husband was one of the Siemens brothers 'of Berlin, who are famous as inventors and manufactur ers of electrical ntachinery. Her sec ond husband was Prince Malcolm Khan, ex-attache of the Persian Lega tion in Rome, from whom she is di vorced. It was not .pleasant to a woman in such an exalted Bocial position to be called a spy, but that five distin guished men should rush like d'Ar tagnans to risk their lives In defense of her good name must have been balm to her wounded feelings. Another woman to furnish copious material for the tongues of Europe in the last" few weeks is the Countess Maria Tarnowska, whose trial for murder has been taking place in "Ven ice. -She is a daughter of the aged Count Nicholas O'Rurk. a Pole of Irish descent, and she is the mother of two pretty children, a boy and a girt. The man who was murdered was Count Paul Karmarowsky, who was fascinated by her. He was killed by a young Russian student named Naumow, who had also fallen under the spell of her fascination, and the charge against her was that she and a lawyer named Prilukow also infatu ated with her had woven a diaboli cal plot and used Naumow as a tool to get rid of Karmarowsky. Whatever doubt there may be as to her guilt, there is none whatever about the fascination she had for men. This may have been unwitting on her part; it may have been deliberate, but the story of her adventurous life proves that it was most potent. She is not yet thirty, but at least six men have ruined themselves for her; two of these met tragic deaths and four of them deserted wives and children Made Lawyer Her Victim. une aay tne countess called on business at the office of a lawyer, Prilukow by name. He had a loving wife and a thirteen-year-old son, and was making from $12,000 to $15,000 a year from his practice. Wife, family and practice were thrown to the winds as soon as he saw Countess Tarnowska. His wife got a divorce; his fortune vanished; he appropriated the funds of his clients. When 60,000 rubles in the hole he shot himself. But the surgeons saved his life, and since then he and the countess have wandered all over Europe, he her de voted slave, she fascinating all men with whom she "ame in' contact. . Among her victims was Naumow, a youth of good family and married. His wife divorced him on account of the Tarnowska woman, and he joined the latter and Prilukow in their wander ings. . They met Count Kamarowsky, colonel , of the Czar's Noble Guard, a widower with one son, and a million aire. He wooed the countess honor ably and wanted to marry her. He made a will and insured his life for $250,000 in her favor, and introduced her as his fiancee to his mother. When away In Russia Naumow re ceived a telegram ostensibly signed by Kamarowsky, containing gross in sults directed against the Countess Tarnowska and himself. Naumow went at once to Venice, where Ka marowsky was living, and shot' the latter to death in his room. The Countess Tarnowska confessed that .she and Prilukow had sent the telegram to Naumow. knowing that it would have Just the effect that r did j ated at her trial. The Venetian women wanted to lynch her when she wa being led to court. Lord Sackville' Romance. An utterly different type was Pepita Duran, and the tragedy that followed i in her wake was moral rather than physical. She was a Spanish dancet in 1852 when she met Lord Sackville, English diplomat of note. They lived together till 1871, when she died, leaving two sons and three daughters. He sent the .children to boarding school and retired to Knole, the mag nificent old mansion that was his an cestral home. When Henry, the old est son, was nineteen years old, hts father told him that he could not in herit either the title or the estates, and that he would have to get out and earn his living away from England. He became a farmer in South Africa, but he was not sallafied, and. returned to Eng'and, where he tried to prove that Lord Sackville had married his mother.. This so offended the noblo lord that he would have nothing more to do with his son. Husband in the Way. The reason Lord Sackville had not married Pepita Duran was that she already had a husband in the persqn of Juan Antonio Gabriel de Oliva, a dancer, who refused to get a divorte and did not die until 1888, thus dis appointing Sackville, who would gla il ly have married Pepita and legitima tized her children if only the Spaniard would have got out of the way. On Lord Sackville's death a few years ago the title and estates went to a cousin of the noble lord's chil dren. Henry, the South African farmer, went to England and claimed the title. The case has just' b6en tried before the House of Lords and was decided last month, the House ruling that Lord Sackville had never married Pepita Duran and that there fore the elaim of the plaintiff had no grounds. This for the young man was a tragedy, moral but none the less real. The recent death of King Leopold of the Belgians brought Into the lime light another woman the Baroness Vaughan whom the aged king had wedded not long before he passed away. She was a girl of humble ex traction her brother is a waiter, her sister - a seller of vegetables with whom he had lived for many years and who had borne him several chil dren. For her this king made his daughters' lives miserable, virtually putting the young women out of his house; to her he left a vast fortune that ought, in the natural course of events, to have gone to hip daughters. He-ennobled her, he made one of her sons a duke, the other a baron, and he built palaces for them. Thus his infatuation for this woman cast a cloud upon the memory of a king who in many respects was really great. Mystery of Faure's Death. The recent trial of Mme. Steinheil in Paris for the murder of her mother, though it resulted in an acquittal, opened the door of a cupboard in which a skeleton had long lain hidden. It revealed that among the host of admirers of this wife of a complacent artist had been President Faure of France; it did not, however, - unveil the mystery that surrounded the sud den death of that statesman, but rather drew it more tightly, for it was more than hinted that Mme. Steinheil had been present in the president's death chamber. One of the great tragedies of mod ern history has never yet been ex plained authoritatively. It is known that the Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria and the beautiful young Baroness Marie Vetsera were killed together in a hunting lodge at Meyer ling twenty years ago. The one man still living who saw what happened that night is the Prince of Coburg, who is ending his days in such a dis ordered state of mind that nothing In the way of a revelation can be ex pected of him. Archduke Rudolph married Princess Stephanie, daughter of Leopold of the Belgians, -but they soon tired of each other, as they had little in common. Rudolph tried- to have the marriage annulled, but the Emperor Francis Joseph forbade it. Rudolph was then passionately devoted to Marie Vet sera, a lovely girl not much more than sixteen years old. How their romance culminated in tragedy will never be known, but a certain doctor, a friend of the Belgian Princess Stephanie, Rudolph's wife,, and Louise, wife of the Prince of Coburg, has just given the following version: Story of the Tragedy. There was a merry party at Meyer- ling, according to this doctor, and Prince Rudolph, excited by wine, boasted that Marie Vetsera had the most beautiful neck and shoulders of any woman In the world. Some ono disputed the statement. Whereupon the archduke roughly tore the girl's bodice from her. Resenting tils In dignity in the presence of these revel ing mn the young baroness struck the crown prince in the face with a champagne glass, inflicting a severe cut. Instantly he shot her through the heart. One of the company Beized a bottle of champagne and struck Rudolph over the head. The -prince fell dead from the blow. The list of women possessing fatal charm might be continued In definitely. Here in America, for in stance, we have had the recent cases of Senator Piatt, Stanford White, Harry Thaw and many others of men whose lives or careers were wrecked or damaged by Infatuation for soma woman. , It is a matter of history that the women who have wielded the most potent charm over men have fasci nated by other means than . cer beauty. - FLORIDA'S MOST SUCCESSFUL FARM COLONY. Ey Clement Yore. I have last returned from a tour over the state of Florida. 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