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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL,, SUNDAY, NOVHMBER 22, 1903.
A SPENDTHRIFT PRINCESS
MR. ROCKEFELLER AT GOLF
HOW THE GREAT FINANCIER FI1D9
DIVERSION ON THE LINKS, j
HE AD IIIIR Ht'SBAJf D SPENT f8,
000,000 1.1 FIVE YEARS.
Does Not Play Mo.cn, bot Talks vrlta
His Friends and Keeps Tab os
Business Mx Caddies.
nivorrfd and Married Avals, She
Spende Another Fortune aad low
Keep a Lodging Home.
F e bv F cl .s h i o n Facts
fforraapondenc of the Indianapolis Journal.
BERLIN. Nov. It Announcement that a
arrant recently was issued for the arrest
iff Princess Alexandra of Isenburg makes
Ä permissible to unveil this lady's remark
able career. Prince Alexandra comes of
One of the oldest and proudest families of
the higher German nobility, for the Isen- !
I urge can trace their descent back to a j
valiant warrior of the tenth century, and ;
hey were loaded with riches, honors and
titles 800 years ago.
" At the age f twenty Princess Alexandra
married her kinsman. Prince Adalbert of
Isenburg, who belonged to another branch
of the family, and It was thought that the
young couple had every prospect of life
long happiness. Prinze Adalbert was Im
mensely wealthy and Princess Alexandra
brought into the marriage a dowry of
.000.000. The were young, possessed nine
Magnificent homes and estates and had a
brilliant social position.
Soon, however, things assumed a differ
ent aspect. I Tine ess Alexandra grew cold
fKI.ICKSS ALEXANDRA OF ISENBURG.
toward her husband and fell In love with
an officer named Pagenhardt in a regi
ment stationed at Stuttgart, where they
lived. Lieutenant Pagenhardt was of ple
beian birth, penniless and not even good
looking. Nevertheless he was able to fas
cinate the Princess, who deserted her hus-
band to throw in her lot with his. Prince
Adalbert filed an action for divorce, citing
Lieutenant Pagenhardt as co-respondent,
and the decree was granted just two years
after he had led Princess Alexandra to
the altar. One year later Princess Alex
andra man led Lieutenant Pagenhardt,
who. through her influence, was enabled
to obtain tho rank and title of baron. At
. the settlement of the divoroe case Princess
Alexandra had received back her dowry
of $5.000.000. so that she started her second j
period of wedded life with sufficient funds
to live comfortably, though she was not
so wealthy as she had been In her first
SPENT .000,000 IN FIVE TEARS.
Baron Pagtnhardt and Princess Alexan
dra began to live 1a magnificent style
. shortly after their marrlege. They main
tained a palace at Stuttgart (for they con
tinued to reside there notwithstanding the
presence In Uie town of the princess's first
husband), tLey had a country house In
Bavaria, a shooting lodge in Tyrol, a villa
In the Riviera, and a town residence in
BerJn. At their various homes they kept
several hundred horses and employed a
regular army of several thousand domestics
and servants of all kinds.
One winter they gave a banquet to 100
guests on 150 evenings in succession, and
each one of thf; sumptuous feasts, at which
the rarest dishes and choicest wines were
served, cost a fortune. Princess Alexandra
aever wore an evening dress costing less
than $600, and frequently appeared in thea
ters and places of public amusement with
diamonds valued at $290,000. They kept a
yacht almost as largo as an Atlantic liner
and never made a railway journey without
their own special train, made up of the most
luxurious sleeping, dining and saloon cars.
Baron Pagenhardt never smoked a cigar
costing leas than $1, nor did he ever offer a
guest a less valuable brand than this one.
It would have been clear to any rational
Individual that even a princely fortune
would not last long at this rate of expendi
ture, but Princess Alexandra and her hus
band were utterly without any real con
ception of the value of money until it was
Almost immediately after their expensive
style of living was commenced it became
evident to them they could not keep It up
on the Interest yielded by the princess's
fortune, so without hesitation they began to
draw freely on the capital, of course with
disastrous results. Princess Alexandra
rame into three substantial legacies,
mounting altogether to $2.500.000, but these
lailed to save them from ruin.
Counting capital and interest, the nrineeaa
and her husband spent $8,000,000 within five
years, aad when they had exhausted all
their means, they began to borrow money
from others. The style in which they had
lived enabled them to do this with facility,
for no one. not even the shrewdest of money
lenders, had the least Idea that they had
ccme to the end of their resources. It was
thought that some temporary financial dif
ficulty had occurred, und funds for them
were forthcoming in plenty at exorbitant
rates of interest. This went on for about
two years, until at last it came to be whis
pered about that the Princess and Baron
Pagenhardt had lost their fortune. Imme
diately there was a pauic among their
creditors, who began to grow importunate
in their demands for payment.
HER SECOND DIVORCE.
At the first signs of trouble violent quar
rels commenced between Princess Aiexaa
dra and her husband, each reproaching
the otner as the cause of their common
misfortunes. Seven years after her second
marriage, when she was just thirty years
old, the princess became for a second time a
dlvoroee. That was eighteen years ago.
Since then her life has been one long
struggle against impending ruin and utter
Princess Alexandra sold her possessions
in Bavaria in the Tyrol, as well as her
residences In Berlin and on the Riviera,
and embarked on various financial specu
lations with the proceds. She understood
nothing of finance, so that her speculations
Were unsuccessful and dragged h r still
more Into debt. Finding speculation un
profitable she went on the turf and sought
to restore her fortunes by bold gambling
on all the ; fashionable racecourses of Eu
rope. Bettdug, however, proved to be as
disastrous as her other financial specula
tions, and more debts wre added to the
princess'" i-l ready appalling accounts. After
these failures. Princess Alexandra lived
TUai PHl.lCEaS'S FOKHEK HI.MIH,( K. MiAlt WACHTHBBACH, SOUTH
This Was Bsr Favorite Home, and tae Last One to Be Sold.
from hand to mouth for a couple of years,
borrowing money In small sums of old ac
quaintances and contriving to get along
with the help of all kinds of queer shifts.
Her creditors, meanwhile were receiving
neither Interest nor capital in return, and
some cf them resolved to take an extreme
step, vhich the German law renders pos
sible. STREET FIGHT WITH BAILIFF.
One afternoon as the princess was walk
ing down one of the streets of Stuttgart
she was halted by the public bailiff, who
produced a warrant authorizing him to
seize for the benefit of creditors any porta
ble property which she was carrying on
her person. Accordingly, the princess was
"held up" in the street while the bailiff and
his assistants searched her pockets and
person, taking possession of her watch, of
several article of jewelry, of her purse con
taining $8 and of several smaller articles.
She resisted, with the result that there was
a row in the street, ending in something
like a free fight between the princess and
This affair caused such a scandal that
Princess Alexandra's relatives, who previ
ously had washed their hands of her, felt
bound to interfere to prevent their noble
name being mixed up in any more street
brawls with bailiffs. They declined to sec
tie any of the enormous debts contracted,
but they promised to pay Princess Alex
andra an annual allowance of $2,500 if she
would leave Germany and live somewhere
quietly oat of the reach of further public
scandals. The princess, being thoroughly
tired of her life of shady adventure, ac
cepted the proposition, and for the next
ten years was conspicuous at English,
French and Belgian watering places, spend
ing the winters in Italy.
This semi-respectable life proved t ted
ious for the gay princess, who brok out
Into her old ways about two years ago.
Having contrived to obtain a substantial
loan it Is not difficult for princesses to bor
row money in Europe she went back to the
race course and recommenced gambling in
the most reckless style. Losing money in
this way, she tried financial speculations
BAR OPT PAGEN HARDT.
again, and once more she lost all that she
had risked and contracted bigger debts In
addition. Her next move was to Monte
Carlo, where her losses continued.
SHE OPENS A HOTEL.
By this time her relative, hearing that
she had resumed her old practice, cut off
her allowance, reducing her to destitution.
At the beginning of this year Princess Al
exandra turned up at Stuttgart in shabby
attire and persuaded a member of the Isen
burg family to lend her enough money to
start a hotel on the banks of Lake Con
stance. The hotel was opened on April
15, and the fact that the manageress was
a princess was advertised extensively.
Swallowing her pride, the princess actually
worked hard in her new position, drew up
the menu every day, engaged the waiters,
received visitors when they arrived and
was polite to them, and walked round the
WIFE OF JOHN D.
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restaurant at every meal to make the little
bow which the proprietor in every eating
house in Germany considers he owes to his
patrons. The hotel cost more money than
it produced and within two months its
doors was closed and the princess disap
peared from Germany.
On Aug. 15 It was announced by the
courts of Stuttgart that the debts of the
Princess Alexandra, of Isenburg, amounted
to fls.OOO.OOO, and that, so far as the cred
itors could ascertain, there was absolutely
no selzable property to compensate them
for their heavy losses. It was alleged that
one usurer had committed suicide when he
had discovered that he had lent money on
bad security, and other sad stories of the
distress caused by the princess's failure to
pay her dues were related. Subsequently a
warrant was issued authorizing the arrest
of Princess Alexandra on a charge of ob
taining mony by false pretenses and of
contracting debts while knowing that she
had no chance of repaying them.
Princess Alexandra, descendant of the
famous knight of the tenth century, is
now reduced to keeping a lodging house at
a continental waterirg place. She is en
deavoring to earn a living by honest
means and hopes to be able to reform her
wa s. She does much of the housework
herself and spares no effort to make the
establishment a success.
HER AUSTRIAN CONFRERE.
Although his rank is not so high as that
of the princess, there are striking points
of resemblance to her story in the career
of Baron Franz Josef von Lerchenfeld,
who was sentenced in Vienna a few days
ago to fifteen months' imprisonment and
loss of title for contracting debts which
he knew he couldn't pay. There Is no
doubt about the man's pedigree He comes
from one of the proudest of old Bavarian
families; he is a godson of Emperor
Francis Joseph, and his mother was a
playmate of the murdered Empress Eliza
beth. He inherited a goodly fortune and
lived for a time in the palace of the
Archduke Ludwig Victor, trying to keep
the pace set by the average Austrian arch
dukethe swiftest pace in all Europe.
After wasting all of his fortune and bor
rowing all that his aristocratic friends
would lend and squeezing all he could out
of the money-lenders, he reached the point
where he was willing to fraternize with
a hotel porter for the sake of a dollar
loan. It was stated at his trial thf t he
had Inveigled $10,000 out of poor folk on
the strength of his title.
Copyright, 1903. by Curtis Brown.
Things Worth Kaowlnir.
The sandwich is called for the Earl of
Mulligatawney is from an East India
word meaning pepper water.
Waffle is from wafel, a word of Teu
tonic origin meaning honeycomb.
Hominy is from anduminae, the North
American word for parched corn.
Gooseberry fool is a corruption of goose
berry foule, milled or pressed gooseberries.
Forcemeat is a corruption of farcemeat,
from the French farce, stuffing 1. e., meat
Succotash is a dish borrowed from the
Narragansett Indians and called by them
Blanc-mange means literally white food;
heuce chocolate blanc-mange is something
of a misnomer.
Charlotte is a corruption of the old Eng
lish word charlyt, which means a dish of
custard, and charlotte russe i3 a Russian
Macaroni is taken from a Greek deriva
tion which means "the blessed dead," in
allusion to the ancient custom of eating it
at feasts for the dead.
I smile at stupid men who cry
That life Is out of gear.
Who go about with frown and sich
And faces full of fear;
For I've had sorrows of my own
As dread as any ever known;
Hut when I feci inclined to groan
Why then I fly to Dreamland,
Where happy visions throng.
Where souls are bright and hearts are light.
And life Is like a song.
I only strive to glean the sweet,
Forgetful of the cares
As farmers harvest but the wheat.
And thrust aside the tares.
And dark or sunny be the day
I store for Memory something gay,
And when Orlef comes across my way
Why then I'm off to Dreamland,
Where happy visions throng.
Where souls are bright and hearts are light,
And life Is like a song.
Samuel Minturn Peck, In Boston Transcript.
and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller. Jr., was a surprise
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above, is doing well. She is a daughter of United
Correspondence of the Indianapolis Journal. j
CLEVELAND. O., Nov. 20 When jJohn
D. Rockefeller plays golf it Is one ofi the
oddest games in the world.
He has two homes at Cleveland, on on
Forest Hill, surrounded by fifteen acrs of
land, and the other a downtown residence, !
where he gave $50,000 for a piece of prop
erty that he might tear down the louse
to give his residence the benefit of, the
morning sun. It is at his Forest Hill .resi
dence that he plays golf most.
The game is usually participated lb by
Mr. Rockefeller and Levi Scofleid, a close
personal friend of the great financier. Mr.
Scofleid is a retired architect, who owns
a sky-scraper in the heart of Cleveland . Hr
is a veteran of the war of 1861, whe has
plenty of stories which he most thorough
ly enjoys telling, and to which Mr. Rocke
feller never tires of listening. These two
men toddle about the links and talk mostly,
playing; golf incidentally.
Meanwhile, In the palatial residence near
by are scores of clerks, telegraph operators,
stenographers and secretaries who are
IfAni i er In t.iih h n i f V V a Aiifeia urAtl A
J-' " O asa l w i v i t TT Jill 111C VUIOIUC T J IVt
very effectively. Mr. Scofleid says:
"One time we wore playing golf together
rather, for the time being, we were stand
ing with our golf sticks held ready to -play.
I was telling an incident of the wir of
1861 and Mr. Rockefeiler was listening. A
girl came riding up on a bicycle and Mr.
Rockefeller turned to me, saying: 'Efccuse
me a moment.' The girl gave him 'some
information It is usually carefully I pre
pared before being given to him. the Whole
matter being condensed into a menta? pel
let. He received the news and made some
remark. The girl said: 'But Consolidated
Gas is selling at 9.. 'Buy,' said Mr. Rocke
feller. The girl turned and was away, and
I continued my story."
Most men are satisfied if they can get
along with the assistance of one boy while
playing golf. Mr. Rockefeller has six with
him all the time. Mr. Scofleid is likewise
authority for this statement of the 'func
tions which each perform. Two boys scarry
the sticks, which are of great variety; a
third carries a basket of balls for use in
case one is missed; the fourth runs after
the balls when they have been hit wild, for
Mr. Rockefeller is not a scientific golf play
er and often makes a wild shot; the fifth
pushes a bicycle, upon which Mr. Rockefel
ler rides from one part of the links to an
other, and the sixth carries a basket con
taining a large piece of immaculate cheese
cloth with which Mr. Rockefeller removes
the perspiration when he is hot. The bi
cycle boy must be a sturdy chap, because
the richest man in the world seldom pedals
his bicycle, having the boy push him from
one place to the other.
But boys are irresponsible animal and
care as little for the comfort of the founder
of the Standard Oil Company as they do for
any other Irksome taskmaster. Conse
quently, when the war stories of Mr, Sco
fleid are too long and not interesting
enough to hold the boys themselves, they
wander afield to be recalled presently by
the stentorian tones of their employer. The
latter might possess histrionic powers,
judging from the deep, resonant tones he
uses in recalling turbulent young America.
MORE TALK THAN PLAY.
The golf links seem to be the debating
ground for the great financier and his closer
friends. Mr. Scofleid displays his wr.r rec
ord, while the Rev. Charles A. Eaton, D.
D., often expounds there some of the mys
teries of religion, engaging the great finan
cier in debate upon some of the technicali
ties of theology. Mingle these with the
pastime, add stock buying and selling, and
golf becomes an interesting and a compli
cated game, worthy of even a great finan
cier. Those who know Mr. Rockefeller very
well say that he is comparatively well
content with himself, the world and his
achievements, lit. did express rather an
unusual regret recently. An unknown
Hungarian has Just completed two por
traits of hirn. Tho parlor in his down
town residence was turned into en Im
promptu atelier and the man of millions
gave the artist a sitting of an hour each
morning for three weeks. When it was
done well, really, when they were done,
for there were two of them, one being
painted representing Mr. Rockefeller with
hair and the other without the fellow
parishioners were called in to witness the
unveiling of the portrait. The minister,
of course, was there. The great financier
took the role of lecturer, while the artist
stood by smiling consciously, the audience
listening with rapt attention, with the
minister in the foreground. Time came for
judgment and the fellow-parishioners with
one voice clamored for the one without
the hair a verdict in favor of realism in
art. The great financier sighed.
"I wish I had learned to paint when I
was young. I have always wanted to do
something of that sort, or to sing some
thing artistic. But as for drawing, I could
never draw anything."
And the minister led his congregation in
a joyful and significant rejoinder: "Ex
cept checks," whereat Mr. Rockefeller
smiled and changed the subject. Now this
realistic piece of art hangs In that old
fashioned parlor, amidst its surroundings
of old-fashioned mahogany furniture, old
silver, old hair-cloth covered chairs, a
strange piece of art in a very etrange
place, even if it is the parlor of a great
man. There is a window near where it
hangs which looks out o i the street and
the parishioners passing look in through
it with smiles of pleasant memories. It's
worth while to be very rich.
WHY HE IS THANKFUL.
Mr. Rockefeller recently gave a lecture In
miniature on the influence of environs. He
"Until I was right years old I lived in a
small town where the religious influence
was not very strong. Afterwards I moved
to a larger city, where there were churches
and Sunday schools. I sometimes shudder
to think what I would have lost had I re
mained In that town."
"Yet, and think, too, what the world
would have lost," put In the minister of
Mr. Rockefeller's church.
"When I contemplate it I want to go on
the lecture platform and tell people about
it," said the financier.
"I don't think you would have any diffi
culty in getting engagements," eaid the
Just then a newspaper man came up and
"Mr. Rockefeller, your friend, Ievl T.
Scofleid, says that when the war broke
out in 1861. although you had then but
$10.000, you gave him $300 out of your strong
box and then guaranteed to give the fami
ly of each of twelve soldiers $3o0 a year
until the war was over. Do you remember
whether that is true?"
"I guess that is a fact, if Scofleid says It
Is, although I had forgotten all about it
until now. There wer few banks then
S7 G G E S
AMONG BLACK SILKS peau de cygne
PLAID NECK RIBBONS full five
yard are among present bargains.
LACE EDGED HANDKERCHIEFS have grown In popularity
and are really very pretty in "glove sizes."
SLEEVE FULLNESS is ascending:
was broadest just above tho cuff; now
HAIR NET FACE VEILS now have
sprinkled so profusely across the surface as
features. But they are stylish.
VELVET LEGGINGS are new this
comfortable and serviceable, but much
maid's attire when they are worn.
"JACQUARD" STOCKINGS are the latest, gray being the
popular color, which for the sake of variety Is often illuminated
with pink or some other harmonizing color.
PRINTED LOUISINE RIBB3NS at 19c are especially designed
for the bordering of kimonos. These may be had in several color
combinations and measure in width quite four inchea.
SOME EXCEEDINGLY PRETTY lunch cloths come
from Austria. Their peculiar beauty rests upon over
cast drawn work considerably different from what one
A DECIDED NOVELTY in small furs Is the "four-in-hand"
stole. This style Is being shown In all sorts of
fur from the dainty moleskin and ermine to marten and
GOLD THREAD is coming back as a component
essential of the fashionable Persian band dress trim
mings. Flitter and spangles are also among the things to
be, just ahead.
PROPHECY SAYS the silks of the near future will be
soft and of great brilliancy in finish. Messaline is the name
by which this coming fabric is known, but so far it is very
scarce and expensive.
THE AMOUNT OF GOODS required to make an "1330"
skirt is an efficient bar against its wide popularity. To make
one of these very full skirts properly requires not less than
nine yards of yard-wide goods.
ONE OF THE PRETTIEST pieces of neckwear shown
this year is now on view This Is a creamy broadcloth col
lar, illuminated with gold and light blue, extended Into almost
a cape by closely plaited liberty silk.
THE POPULARITY OF PLUM and dahlia shades Is re
flected in numerous iridescent and flitter hair ornaments.
These new hair ornaments promise In their novelty and
beauty an unusual vogue as holidays approach.
STREET COATS are more varied In both shape and ma
terial than usual. Military styles prevail among those for
young girls, ulsters draw forth the admiration of their grown
sisters, while cape styles find favor with almost everyone.
BLACK SILK STOCKINGS, with colored embroidery, are
more elaborate than ever; $12.00 a pair is not an unreason
able price for the handsomer styles, although it is to be con
fessed that a $2.00 to $3.00 quality is more frequently se
lected. JAPANESE KIMINOS are being taken more seriously by
those who appreciate art in habiliment. One often finds the
lady of the house arrayed in true Japanese style, and the silk
garments direct from tho Orient may now be found In all
THE MILLINERY FAD of the year Is to have one's hat
match the costume with which it Is to be worn; and a very
pretty and sensib e fad it is. The milliner's only objection is
that few women who know will buy from ready-made stock,
but insist rather that their hats be made to order.
FOR A DRESSY BLACK FROCK no other material ap
proaches crepe eolian in real beauty. It Is almost necessary
to pay $1 .25 or more a yard for a nice quality, but not advis
able to buy better than such as sells at $2.00 or $2.50. Finer
than these latter goods the material Is not so strong as it is
that were reliable, and we kept our money
in our safes. I had but 510,000 then."
"You give away that much a day now
in private charities, don't you?" put in
the pastor of the church.
"Yes, I suppose I do," said the man who
makes $10,000 an hour and whose great
problem in life is to keep that from accumu
lating. But in his charities he is not pro
miscuous, regardless of his large expendi
tures toward that cause. He has a board of
eight members who attend to that exclu
sively. A position on this board Is no sinecure.
About all of the mail which Mr. Rockefeller
gets is charity requests and amounts to
tons of matter In a year. All of these re
quests are passed upon by the board. If
the object is worthy the check goes out im
mediately, but it Is never signed by Mr.
Rockefeller himself. A secretary of a New
York trust company does that. The only
things which ever get his signature are
those which Imply obligations. The fulfill
ment of these obligations is done by an
other hand than his.
The thing which strikes the man who sees
him after a number of years is that in ten
years his appearance has completely
changed. He looks like Russell Sage some
what, sallow, leather-skinned and quite
h. avy as compared with former years. The
old painting of Eastman Johnson bears no
resemblance to the man of to-day, except
that the eye has not changed. The Rocke
feller of to-day is a different man from the
one of ten years ago in all points save as to
his wealth, his shrewdness and the keen
ness and fascination of his eye. The story
about Mr. Rockefeller's baldness could not
have been overstated. Both head and face
are bare of a vestige of hair.
Romance of a Clock.
London pally Mall.
For the sum of 15 guineas there was dis
posed of in Edinburgh on Saturday a
aTaadfatlMr's clock which possesses a re
markable history. About a century ago
there lived lu Bannockburn a widow named
Betty Wilcox, who in her youth was de
op the H
T I O JV
is far away the favorite.
inches wide and only 25c a
whereas recently a sleeve
this breadth is tt the elbow.
large dots of chenille
to almost mask one's
year. Not only are they
richness Is added to a little
tractive gifts, 50c to
S. Ayres (L
Greatest Distributers of Try Goods
serted by her father, an English soldier,
on his way south after the battle of Cullo
den. She married a man named Duncan,
and their only son, who was a sailor, was
captured during the war with Russia by a
cruiser of the Cxar Alexander I. The
mother knitted three pairs of fine stock
ings and sent them to the Csar, with a let
ter praying for her sob's release. The Czar
was greatly moved at the mother's petition,
and at once set the sailer free, dispatching
to Betty a handsome sum of money. With
part of the money she bought the clock,
and had painted on it scenes illustrating
her son's captivity.
JEWELS LEFT STOCKING.
Fortune In Rica Jewels Lost from
Kllmay Piece of Hosiery
New York Press.
Jewels and money can be kept In other
places than safe deposit vaults except on
rainy days. But Mrs. Frances Stirling
admits now that those places should be
constructed of stronger material than silk
with much openwork. A Jewel box is like
ly to break through such flimsy bounds,
even if the bounds cost $6 a pair and have
cunning little bows at the sides, Jutt above
the instep. Mrs. Stirling's jewel box scorned
such a dainty rrtn and vanished. In its
uugallant departure It took with it gems
that she says are worth $35,700.
Mrs. Stirling Is an English widow, of a
dashing brunette type of beauty. She has
been traveling extensively, accompanied
by Mrs. J. De Forest Frankel, who is a
niece of Hei ry F. GUllg, at ou time presi
dent of the American Exchange in Loudon.
Mrs. Stirling has a fad for collecting jew
els. Of course she bas carried these treas
ures with her on her travels. As the has
heard much about jewel thieves on ship
and trains and in hotels, she has (or had)
fallen into the habit of carrying the gems
In well, yes, her stocking.
Mrs. Frankel often warned Mrs. Stirllug
against that practice. She pointed out that,
wheu it came to a question of safety, good
stout cotton was far superior to filmy n
of silk and lace. But, of course. Mrs. Stir
ling wouldn't dream of wearing COM
stockings, snd through that delicacy of
taste in personal adornment she svfterad.
She and Mrs. Frankel arrived in Jersey
City from Washington at S a. m. on last
Tut-sday. Before leaving the sleeper Mrs.
Stirling placed her jewel box lu one of
those rose-pink receptacles the rlglu 'ne.
to be exact. It made an uosyinmetrK-al
bulge, but then the day wasn't tainy and
the crossings were clean. She Is certain
the stocking was Intact at the Uuie. Mrs.
AMONG IMPORTED CORSETS the Fasso seems more
nearly to fulfil! the desires of the American woman than any
other. The long hips and jaratelles, with Just a medium lew
bust line, is the generally accepted mode In both Europa and
INITIAL UMBRELLAS are new. In these one's Initial
stands out on the handle in relief carefully carved im the
wood or silver. Men who are notably more careless than
women with their umbrellas will no doubt appreciate this
HOLIDAY UMBRELLAS have arrived to brighter a
usually prosaic stack. Gun metal, gold, sliver, paart and
old ivory, oftimes handsomely carved, combine to increase
both the beauty and cost of the handles, and necessarily also
that of the umbrellas.
SIX SMALL to medium sized women will soon be wearing
Persian lamb coats which cost them but $69.00 each. The
Ayres fur man carried from last season that nurrber of coats,
and they will be offered Monday at this little prlns. Original
values were from $125.00 to $200.00.
IT IS ALMOST ASTONISHING the number and richness
of the stocks available at half a dollar. Many who can af
ford to pay almost any price oonfine their purchases to stocks
at this price, preferring greater variety, since in point o!
elegance these are entirely satisfactory.
ONCE IN A WHILE there is something In a rams. Those
who knew of Martine, Chicago's famous dancing master,
were naturally curious to see the new slipper which is known
by his name. This fact, coupled with the slipper's peculiar
beauty, has pushed it to the front of all late stylo dancing
WOMEN WHO APPRECIATE the exelus'venesa of an
Imported pattern robe ahould be interested in a special sale
of these patterns to be held Monday at the Ayres dress goods
counter. Seventeen colored robes are to be disposed of at
from $1275 to $25.00 each, little above half what waa asked
at the beginning of the season. Zibelines predominate among
A GIFT FOR A DOLLAR or less Is the crying need of
hundreds whose generosity is limited by a small bank ac
count. Here are a few of the new but inexpsnslve things
now shown: Medallion watch fobs, bon-bon boxes with
mosaic enamel tops, sterling silver bracelets for children,
blown gold bsads, talcum powder boxes with silver tops, golf
hat pina, a pair silver, brassy and driver and other at
A Great Convenience for Employer
consists of wash
basins and lavator
ies for offices. Clean
hands make clean
bo jIcs and lettera.
Help yourself and
your office force by
letting us estimate
on the necessary
plumbing, etc.. to fit
yoar office up in the
best modern style.
Ycu'll find our fig
urea and work right.
C. ANESHAENSEL & CO.
The Leading Flaubert aid Pipe Fitters.
Nos. 29-33 Eaat Ohio Street.
Stirling went to her apartment in the Pow
hatan, at No. 215 Wst Thirty-fourth street.
There she thought she'd transfer tha
135. Too freight to a stronger resting place.
There was a swish of skirts, the reaching
down of a hand, a scream, and Mrs. Stirling
fell In a faint. In the right stocking, above
the ankle, yawned a great tear. The bulge
Mrs. Frankel told the hotel clerk, who in
formed the police. Wheu Mrs. Stirling re
gained consciousness the two women went
over the ground they ha1 traveled in their
trtp from the ferry, in the faint hope of
finding the jewels. They made inquiries lu
the "L" road lost property oftVe In tha
Pennsylvania Railroad .station, but with
Yesterday Mrs. Stirling offered a reward
of 11.000 for the return of the jewels. Last
night she was under th care of a phyat
clsn. It was said she had not closed her
eyes since she discoveed her loss. Her
family lives in Devonshire. England. Stuca
the death of her husband, eight years ago.
she has lived In Washington. The
were: Hulf a dosen rlujsr. valued at flKM);
several pigeon's-blood rublea, a diamond
sunburst, with lunjuolre chain; several un
set diamonds, and a pin set with S25 dia
monds in the form of an alligator. Thla pta
alone is valued at t.O0C. Mrs. Frankel vaya.
It was presented to Mrs Stirllug by Couat
Pallandt. of BwedaSL
"I have told Frances many times haw
carehss she was to carrv her jewels in her
stocking." said Mrs. riankvl. "Yuu sat.
the Blockings were auch flimsy ottea. all
lace, you know-th it i not all lace, but
about half 'vay up Well, you kin w tha
klad. The U.uöO will certainly be hire for
the person who tinds the jewels. I do a)
hepa that the will be i covered"