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ROBERT DE BROGUE American , Sinking on London Music Hall Staye, Husband, Descendant of " Marshal Plays an Accompaniment s Tii''on.--Ti,;o'l jx i i iii -i !!' not a nn'y "ii Hi" singe 1 1 1 i:ns hi' i lie A Ai ti 1 1 -iii v (if money power, tmt some thing il' a Ji'in.i' inn has !- ri caused in lion-lull and in s i 1:1 1 nf the larger cities ( ! tin- 1'liited States liy tin- ap pearance f a prince if illustrious liniiiL-H witli his wife in vaudeville. They a th.' Prince unci rrlncess Tti ibi-rt lie Krogllc, the husband being the couln nf the slth I hike nf Urog lle, head of one of tho most distin guished families in Franco, and the princess having been Miss Kstelle Alexander, daughter of a wealthy New Mexican planter and divorced wife of a millionaire merchant of tier man extraction, Sidney V. Velt by name. Family nuanols and the triumph nf their attachment make a romantic story if the lives or the young couple. The continent has princes am! nohlea in .such profusion, many of them bogus, that continental titles have lost much of their significance to Knglish men and Americans, but I'rlnce Rob ert de Hroglie Is the younger son of ft really historic French family. Anions the old ducal houses of France, the name of lo Unfile possesses a spe cial interest to Americans, for one of Its most distinguished members. Prince Victor de Urogl!.', served through the war of indeiendeiice in this country as one nl' the piinclpal lieutenants of (ii tn i.il ihe la;ipiis de Ijlfavette. Of Illustrious Ancestry. This prit'e was nf'.ctuanl guilln tlned by Koiiesplei i e in IT!" I. hut his son m.iiTied a daughter nf tlie cele brated Mine, de Slilcl. ami il Is their grea' gt i-a' gi and miii who is now wielding the baton In conduct ins the orchestras for his wile's souks In their vaudeville entertainment s. Other batons than that of a leader of an orchestra have been wielded by Prince Robert's ancestors, for a !e Froglio was a marshal of France un der the tirand Mnnaripie and another under Louis XVI. Another Duke de Uroglle was the philosopher and acad emician who. as head of the cabinet of Ixiuls Philippe, was riding by his sov ereign when Fleschi opened fire on them with his Infernal machine. This was the De Uroglle who married the daughter of Mine, de Stael, and his eon was chief of Mac.Mahon's cabinet and grandfather of Prince Robert. Led by Woman's Beauty. How comes It that a scion of this august family of dukes and marshals and statesmen earns his living con dueling an orchestra In a music hall while his American princess performs behind the footlights? The cause vas .Miss Kstelle Alex ander, now the Princess Robert de IJrogUe, a famous beauty. An old Iff! of France, Chinese proveili s.ivs' "Tio'ildc lines not (nine from heaven, hut U brought, about by some unman." A ln'.i ut i I nl American girl, the daughter of Lyman Alexander, an American landowner, who held lame tracts in southern California. -Miss Kstelle Alexander was Ihe wife of a merchant, and importer, of Prussian antecedents, named Velt, when she met Ihe Prince Robert de Profile in Paris In 1001. That meet Inn w as in the studio of an artist In Paris, and the prince's mother and sister were present at the meeting. She was young and possessed of an encum brance In the shape of an unsympa thetic husband; the prince was youth ful, ardent, a great admirer of beauti ful women. Day after day the prince's valet carried (lowers and notes from his master to Mrs. Veit. She know him then only as M. de llroglip. She left her husband's house In Paris finally. That mude Ilerr Velt's divorce a very simple matter, an easily achieved formality. And it was from that, moment that the couple's troubles began. Disinherited by Father. Prince Amedee de Uroglle, the fa ther of the youthful Robert, was a stern parent, with all Ihe Inherited prejudices of his (lass. As almost Roman power over the affairs of his children is Riven a father by the French laws, the elder prince's ob jections counted for much more than would have been the case had he I ti an American. In defiance of his ex pressed command, the couple were married in Milan. The parent Imme diately took action in the French courts to have the marriage annulled on the pound thai U had be'.u tun- traded without the consent of the parents. This action failed of its pur pose. Prince Robert - having mean while traveled with his wile to Amer ica and having been married again ac cording to American law by a justice of the peace In Chicago. He had the marrlaue notice sent to the French consul there and received acknowl edgment of Its record, In order to comply with the French law as to civil registration of marriages. However, one recourse yet remained to the Indignant Prince Amedee. He could cut off tho son's allowance and disinherit him. This ho at once pro ceeded to do. Although New York society had opened Its arms to the two brothers of Prince Robert on the occasion of their visit to America, when the same people found the youthful couplo In dollarless despair their reception was of a different sort. A prince whose seat consists of a bed-sitting room on the top lloor of a cheap lodging house does not get tho treatment of a prince who comes surrounded with the glamor of tho appurtenances of his rank. So It enme about that Trine Robert found New York capitalists cold to the propositions he unfolded concerning his inventions of a freight carrying automobile with a vapor motor. Reduced to Penury. Things went from bad to worse with the I'rlnce and Princess Robert de Uroglle. Meaner and yet meaner lodgings Ihey secured, until finally they were living penniless, In a gar ret, with their baby daughter, the Princess .lessemonde. It was then that an entertprlslng theatrical mana ger discovered them and made an of fer to star the princess In vaudeville, with her husband conducting the or chest l a as a sort of side-show attraction. Immediately the press fools up their j cause mid painted Ihe sufferings en- i dined by the romantic pair for their ) love's sake. A thousand newspaper! ! carried the stmy of their misfortunes ! to millions of American homes. Head lines made celebrltes of this couple, and the evil day of poverty and of pinching had passed for Prince and Princess Robert de Uroglle. Prepared by the newspapers for their appearance, the public extended a kindly welcome to the pair In vaude ville, and even staid, cold hearted Lon don has since opened t. pursestrlngs to see them perfotm. It Is said that the prince Is a capable conductor of the orchestra and that the princess Is a singer of no mean ability, possessed of a voice which would gain her reci ignition even without her romantic story and mandate to a prince to sup port, it. Divorce Runs in Family. The princess had early experience of the operations of the divorce courts, for her mother was separated and divorced from her father, the planter, and married Kdward Clay, a stepson of Senator .limes, as her sec ond husband. And it is by no means the prince's first venture on the sea of mati Ituony. About five yents ago he fell desperately in love with the for mer wife of Count Fleury, daughter of llaron Deslandes. who, after her di vorce from her husband, son of tho famous ambassador to St, Petersburg, shone us the leader of a famous co terie of wits and fashionables gath ered nightly In her Paris solon. She then assumed her mother's name, that of the Baroness Deslandes. She was ;i0 years old Bnd he ws 21, but that did not prevent a blind at tachment. In spite of the .strenuous opposition of his powerful family. Prince Robert married her clandes tinely in Ixmdon. Immediately the Prince Amedee started action to annul the marriage, claiming that there waa virtually no marriage, since It wna without the consent of the parents, without publication, and had not been entered upon the French civil regis ters. He won his case, and the mar riage was declared Invalid. For quite two years Prince Robert was Incon solable; and then he met the beautiful Miss Alexander In Paris, und all was sunshine again for him. Prince an American Citizen. Owing to the difficulties with his family, the prince was driven In No vember of last year to renounce his allegiance to the republic of France and to take out citizenship papers In the Cnited States. The estate of tho De KroglicH, which surrounds tho famous Chateau do Chautnont, Is con sidered one nf the most magnificent In France. His father. Prince Amedee, married a daughter of tho sugar king, Henry Say, whose immense fortune was subsequently lost through wild and fraudulent speculation. The princess is an accomplished, as well as an exceptionally beautiful woman. During her education in Kurc,e, she studied with Capoul of the Tails opera and with Fugere of the Opera. Combine. In describing her own appearance recently, the Princess Robert de Uroglle gave the following detail-t: "Tall and slender, five feet ten; magnificent figure; wonderful long hair of dark, reddish-chestnut color, falling to knees; eyes of midnight daikness, changing to emerald hues and shades of deep sea green, and at times are of a rich, dark brown; mouth and nose (ireolan, and lips full and red." Yawning Beneficial. Systematic yawning seems to have proven highly successful in Austria aa a method of vocal and health culture. Dr. Naegll advises deep yawning, with arms outstretched, thus insuring complete change of uir In the lungs, nnd at each treutment he has his pa tients make six to eight yawns, each being followed by swallowing. Ho re gards Ihe exercise with deep breath ing, as the best means of strength ening the respiratory organs and mus cles, while it gives astonishing relief In catarrh of the throat. For singers a like practice causes the tonsils and uvula to retract and harden, and the clear pai-sage gives the voice greater volume and improved quality. His Living Alarm Clock. "I've got the best alarm clock in the business and L'ncle Sam provides it for me," said a Brooklyn business liiun of irregular hours. "Two or three days of each week 1 have to rise early. Our postman has a remarkably piercing whistle und also always rings the doorbell when ho leaves any mail. Hut although he comes regular ly as clockwork at seven a. m., be does not always leave mall for mo and consequently his whistle does not always blow and tho doorbell ring. So I just buy a jsistcard tho afternoon before und mail it myself. It baa never failed to urrlve by the early mall, accompanied by the whistle and bi ll." N. Y. Sun. WANT OLD TREE SAVED. Cine Elm Not to Be Harmed by Erec tion of Statue. "I am very glad," said an old Wash ington citizen, who ia a lover of trees, "bat President Roosevelt has taken a personal Interest In the statue of Kos clwuko. the Polish patriot who helped to establish the republic of the Unit ed States. He may learn something of the site. The statue Is to be erected t 'the northeast corner of Lafayette park, where It happens one of the finest trees In the district a magnlfl Hnt elm graces that particular cor ner of the park. It is possible that the petf.ple in charge of the erection of the itatue may think It desirable to re move the tree in order to Improve the i-lew. Many of the members of the Tormos club, located at the corner, lave acquled a personal affection for lie grand old elm, which affords a Host grateful shade In tho summer Ime. When the site of tho statue was rlglnally selected many months ago in Informal meeting was held nnd a etter of protest was written to Col. 3roinwell, the engineer officer in :harge of public buildings and grounds. lie replied that their wishes would be fully respect ;d nnd that the statue would be erect d on the corner without endangering he tree or its roots. Knowing Presi iont Roosevelt's gifeat interest in ;recs, it is hoped that he will see that our grand old elm' ia not Injured by lie new statue. The officials in charge nf the work of putting up the statue tay that there Is room enough on tho Mirncr for both the tree and the I'lifue, and that neither will Interfere lth the other. I hope they are right n their opinion, but I feel more safe is to the tree in knowing that the Tiesideiit Is taking a personal interest n tho project." WANTS THE CANTEEN BACK. Otd Washington Lady Has Formed Lobby of One. Onr of the most active woman workers for tho restoration of tho army canteen Is said to be a little lady who lives In South Washington, and whose only son was killed In a drunken brawl in one of the low dives that Infest the vicinity of army posts. She pays frequent visits to the halls of congress, and never falls, when she meets a member of either house, to urge him to vote for tho repeal of the antl cunteen law. Her son was a pri vate soldier and. had been in the army several years before the canteen was abolished. V'p to that time, she explains, he was a comparatively "sober lad." Tint after the post ex changes were done away with her son sought the low places about the mili tary reservations that had sprung up like mushrooms, and became addicted to the use of the poisonous compounds that were dealt out under the name of 'whisky." These, she added, converted him Into a maniac for the time, and one day, while on pass and wild from the effecis of the stuff, he engaged in a row and was killed. The burden of her plaint to congressmen Is that if the canteen had been left undisturbed the boy would now he alive. She asks iliem to restore it for the sake of "some other mother's son who may bo led Into the practices of the low re sorts and become a confirmed drunk i.rd ami gambler, and perhaps meet the fate of my boy." She visited the capltol a short time mo n;id called the attention of the legislators to the fatal shooting In a liar room near Fort Washington, down the Potomac, as another tragic result of tlie abolition of the army canteen. Saw Things Optimistically. They are telling an nnte recess story up at the cnpitol bearing on the stren .mis session new in progress. There 'ind been an Informal meeting of some 'if the Ni'stnrs just before the holidays ind ti e.1' were looking ovi r the situa liou and figuring what if anything be sides passing the appropriation bills ould be dune at the short session. The general feeling was pessimist Ic, lor It was admitted that neither tho house nor the senate was fully in ac "ord with the president on all his propositions. Hut finally one of tho ' members arose and said, gravely: Gentlemen, away with these gloomy i prognostications. I think the outlook for business is all right. We will get through with everything we came to gether for. We have done well al ready and we will do better. We have already saved the dictionary of the I'nlted States, and before we get through, d nd If I don't think we will manage to save the constitution." Senator Pettus "Made Good." The punctilious standard of re sponsibility set up for himself by Sen ator Pettus, of Alabama, was Illus trated a few days ago. A dapper young man called upon hlm, the grand son of an old southern friend long dead. The caller talked Mr. Pettus out of $30, promising to return it in a few days, but the senator learned that the young man had Immediately de serted his wlf o and gone to parts un known. Tho line old gentleman lost no lime in hunting up the deserted wife, gave her enough money to meet her pressing necessities and also paid her way back to her girlhood home In Alabama, "if I hadu't loaned the young scump money," said Senator Pettus, when asked about the Incident, "he would not have been able to get out of Washington and desert his poor little wife. I therefore hold myself re sponsible for her unhappy plight and, of course, there was nothing for me to do but send her back home to her people." Your best friend and worst cnetuy la your tongue. Round About New York Gossip of People and Things in the Great Metropolis JEROME A PAST MASTER IN THE ART OF COOKING NKW YORK. District Attorney William Travers Jerome, who is conducting the prosecution of Harry Kendall Thaw, besides being an able disciple of Hlackstone, Is a past mas ter in the art of cooking. Possibly there Is nothing, aside from grilling a witness, from which the stalwart law yer derives more pleasure than In broiling a steak or preparing some fancy dish. Jerome likes to fry, boil and broil, and it is said while he stands over the gas stove in the kitchen of his apartment doing a spring chicken or a canvasback duck to a nicety he often thoughtfully out lines his campaign for the following day. .Mr. Jerome and his able help meet live In a small apartment up town. The home of the prosecuting attor ney, while It consists only of a few rooms, has all the modern luxuries. Sometimes, aTter a strenuous day's battle in the court, and after he has given audience In his office on the third lloor of the supreme court build- WHEN Mark Twain's tailor com pletes his new evening clothes and the humorist dons them he will look like a life sized marble statue of himself. The genial author, who recently con fessed to having passed his seventieth birthday, has long been In rebellion against the somber claw-hammer ef fects introduced from the court of France, and his objections have taken form. The outfit now under construction Is of broadcloth, but it Is of snowy white from top to bottom. It will be supple mented by a Spanish cape of the same material. All will be lined with white silk and faced with the same material. When arrayed In all his glory the writer will have white enameled shoes, a gray hat, and white studs and buttons. The only embroidery on the suit will be a white zigzag on the edges of the waistcoat and a white silk braid down the trouser legs. The general cut of the clothes is not LARGE PROFITS OF WALL STREET MONEY BROKERS T11K recent sudden death of Howard P. Frothingham, the money broker, has brought forth many interesting stories concerning the fortune ho made and lost in Wall si root and the vast sums that are handled annually by the money brokers of New York. Frothingham started in as an office hoy "."i years ago at three dollars a week and for the last !" years Is said to have cleared between JTa.OOO and $IOii,(iiiii a year in commissions. The money brokers of Wall street receive a commission of 11! per cent, for negotiating time loans. This means a charge of $.!2 for securing a $10I),(M)0 loan, whether It runs for 2(1, 00, !t0 days or longer. The most In fluential money brokers of Wall street do not think that, they are doing a good day's business unless they succeed- in lending close to $1,000,000, WO.MKN who work in the factories of this city and their employers will bo Invited to meet in the homes of society women and discuss the rela tions between employer and employe, so as to establish a better understand ing and Improve conditions, if the plan suggested by Mrs. Clarence Hums, vice president of the State Federation of Women's Clubs, is ear rieil out. F.ver since the Civic Federation sug gested a similar movement In Chica go, and Mrs. Potter Palmer threw open her mansion to the labor union men and their nnplovers, Mrs. Iiurns has had Ihe mutter under considera tion. "What tho Civic Federation and Mrs. Potter Palmer did for the work ingmen of Chicago, we want to do for the working women of New York," said Mrs. Hums. "There are nearly 100 women's unions In this city with a membership nf thousands. Py bringing these work erg and their employers together on lug to persons representing every oc cupation in life, Mr. Jerome boards a. subwuy ear and, i?olng to his home, with the assistance of Mrs. Jerome, prepares the evening meal. The maids in the Jerome apartment are always in clover when the lord of the house hold Is seized with the notion to cook. The maids simply have to see that the steak or roast is ready, or that the vegetables are within reach for tho soup. "The $12,000 a year cook," as Mrs. Jerome calls her husband, Is as fastid ious about his cooking utensils as he Is with the seasoning of a Welsh rare bit or a salad. His assortment of pans, gridirons, pots and steam cook ers Is said to be the most modern to be found In any New York grill room. Mr. Jerome Is also of a mechanicali and inventive turn of mind, and aomoi of his kitchen utensils were devised by hlm. While at homo he delights in discussing cookery, but when away from his office he absolutely refbses to talk law. MARK TWAIN TO WEAR WHITE EVENING CLOTHES greatly different from the convention al evening clothes. Mr. Clemens announced a year agn that he would thenceforth wear white because it corresponded to the orig inal costume mentioned in "Adams Diary." "I am 70 years old," he saM, "aa I reckon that's old enough so that I! can wear about what I please." Care of his all white wardrobe, which consists of 15 suits. Is no easy! task for the huromlst. He is obliged! to send two of them to a cleaner every) week. News of the new style spread rapid-' ly among builders of clothes. Several of them said they were glad to know Mr. Clemens had had the courage in break away from the usage which made uncompromisable black ihu only wear for men after six o'clock In the evening. They also said tho Spanish cloak was a great Improve ment over the usual type of cape overcoat. lJpUrO MONEY I -VTPTilil LOANED i IS which means a return to them of $:!L'0 for a day's work. When the stock market Is very ac tive and ihe public is trading on a heavy scale, as it did diirini? th ..v. j cltement of the bull campaign In 1901, it is not an uncommon occurrence for a broker to lend out $.1,000,000 or $.'.,- oiii), 000 in a day. Such business be comes exceedingly prolltablo, and since the commission is paid when ever the loan Is renewed It often hap pens that a money broker can collect his commission from the same bor rower two or three times a year. As the practice of lending by out of town banks has grown from year to year until to-day it is estimated that between $30ii.0ii(i,(ii)ii and $50n,()n0,000 belonging to out-of-town banks Is often outstanding in Wall street loans when money rates are abnormully high, the activity of the money broker has been materially extended. FACTORY GIRLS TO MEET RICH SOCIETY MATRONS nn equal footing we can do much to better the conditions of the poor work ing girls. "This will promote a better under standing between the workers and those who employ them, and in that way do much to aid the former. "Of course, the women In whose houses the meetings are held must be prominent In order to draw the peo ple. However, It would not be abso lutely necessary for them to have tho meetings In their homes. The meet ings might be held In some hotel, un der the patronage of prominent women. "There Is no reason why the pro posed meetings would not he just as successful as those held In Chicago among men; and I feel sure that a bet ter understanding between the work ing women and their employers would give rise to materially improved con ditions among tho workers. Invita tions will be extended to all the wom en's unions in the city to send dele gates to attend nnd speak ou subjecia of lutercit."