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THE SUN, SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 1912.
BARONESS BELOVED BY HOHENLOHE WRITES STORY Stormy Cossack Temperament of Alex Von Hedermann Leads Through Tribulation to Happiness ' By JEANNETTE L. GILDER t HIH seems to be nn era of '"" I fesslons, Home of thorn fiction I some frankly true stories of lives of men and women. th I A to short time ago we had the lifo Morv of Princes Louise of Mmony, which was very frank and wry scandalous and very entertaining Sow wo have from the game publish r. O. I'. Putnam's Son. "My Friendship with Prince Hohinloho." hy the Harones von Hedemiinn. Any thing more frank limn thl lady's story ! have not reud In manv 11 long time, not even except ing that of the Pi Inc-es Louis aforementioned. The Haiotiiss von Hede manr. Is still living and she looks lurk over her past apparently vtl'h no puri tanical rpret. She was what she was and that U all there I about ll. Her father was of the rac of the Cos sacks of the Don. The famous Maeppa was one of this race and the Baroness when she reviows her life seems lo find herself "such n creoturo ol the steppes, riding on a foim be!'eck?d ho-re. my hair a-streatn, into th Ijind of Honinnce." Her mother's family was of n different sort, more sober minded ond le-s i omen tie, although her grandmother, her moth er's mother, when a young girl took the veil and was carried off from the -loUter j by her lover. She climbed the wall of (lie , garden and threw herself down to h'ni. ! who was nwalling her on horseback. . it itohs ,o me a inougn ine i.aroness vou , .om smes on no ise, i nc nrsi years oi ; lerparems marries me wer very nappy. , but this happin-ss was soon disturld. , for a sad fate hung over the famlly-"o four children, three died a motirnrul death. My eldest sister had married tho , Count H.; she died on the ww.'dine tour. and Is buried In Vienna: nrter two ;ears , the Count married my other slter, who took her own life In a violent attack of fever. My brother lived for a long time In America, and there shot himseir. And I ." Later, as a result of a rright, her mother became insane and Alex. Ihe writer of these memoirs, was born in a madho ise. She never knew her mothpr until she was IB years old, and her father had long been diorced from her. The father married again and the stepmother and her half brothers and sisters were very unkind to her and her childhood was a mot unhappy one. The Baroness seems to have heen a , most beautiful woman and was an un usually beautiful girl, l'.very man that saw her apparently fell in love with W. and she was still in her teens when Herr von SchefTer, a young officer. at that time hone trainer to the Duke of Mecklen burg, fell madly in love with her. They became engaged and th fathr smllwl , upon their marriage, but just at this tim ' he lost all his money and the young lover wu If not poor yet of narrow means, so they were forced to resign themselves to separation. "I, at 17," writes th Baroness, "with th world smiling before me, was too young to suffer very deeply, though thn Image of my handsom .young lover haunted me for many a day. Soon I lft the institute with the testimonial 'She is her own testimonial,' and returned to my father's hou, full of trust in the i future. " Besieged by Two Sutton. Some rich relations at Augsburg in vited her to lislt them. "When the sea son of balls began wn young girls lived in an uninterrupted whirl or amuemnls. After one of these balls my unclf app-nril triumphantly with th intelligence that he had two suitors for Allele's hand namely, th banker Krztx-rgor and the Uaron II The Huron now became our Irequenl guest and the companion of our walks, nnd before th neason ended he begged for my hand. I was to give him my answer at our iie!t ball. But the poor fellow, riding by our carriage, was thrown from his horso and broke his leg, so that he could not attend on the falerul evening. I hud scurrely known how I should unswer him My heirt had not spoken. nut a strange thing happened: nt that ball the banker r.rzberger, too, atkeil for my hand " Her was a perpleMtig situation. She 1'iokrd into her heart and found that she still loved young Scheffer. Then she went to her father for advice, Of course he eliminated ."eheffer from the situation and "weighing the noble birth of the baron against the wealth or the banker, hesitated; then Krrberger him self itpjs-ared upon the scene nnd wooed me with suoh love and devotion that my Tatlier cladly decided in his faor. Intle us the noble could rejoice in the bourgeois son-in-law I cried, raved, said 'No' to-day and 'Yes' to-morrow my youth- fill passion still o.es.sei my heart. Hut at lart I scolded myself out of romantic liou-.eu-c, looked at life as it was, weighed calmlv all the prospects before me Hnd ended by saying .es, " On the day of the wedding, as she entered the church, she stepped on a thorn which made her foot bleed, a br.d omen, she thought, nnd truly in this uni'in with a man twenty-four years older than herself, "more thorns than roses were to grow In my path" lly this husband she had two ebllH ren but that did not seem to bring them fr together. They were as far apart as the, poies. oust ui uus time nacic came' young f-chelTer "Thus," writes the Baroness, "did higher power bring us tocelher; and what had long been ties, lined came to pass" II was in a small provincial town where they met and people talked. "It even came to on 'explanation' net ween Mciiener and his commanding officer, lieu, Hohenhausen, who required from him a promise lo break with mo, My husband was naturally the last to har the Rowip. and oven then, despite the proof against me, he would Inve taken no steps toward divorce if he had ,.,.1 l.o u .-...I ... l. . , ..... i.i-, i.n v-4i hp, nr. linn limirjIHIli- IIIOUS. Kill, iliflili.nif.il liv KIj i.. I. .it,. who pin sued me with relentless hatred he instituted proceedings, I u-f.u .l.wl... I :l. . . " '"" aim was 01 ':X v,',rT . "', '"'V , 1 wet" leir.iu " itituiiy 1 ll cvi me; but 1 ,,r. lerre'i, win, ti,,, , ,,., , iitiinsen Ipe, in win ke up my exihience under another I oof Iter nuslfimi family were telentles., twn tt.ireifi nnr not only I words but with published but it Will this ueiMliealioll pamphlets; that led to the irrenlesl liniiiilnn of l,n,. Ilfn frienrKhln wild Pri., H.,1,.,.,1.,1,., I came- thanks to tho pamphlet -know the man who saved mo from moral nnd material ruin nml lo whom, ' for mom than thirty yinrs and up to tho day of his death. 1 wim a faithful and devoted friend and confidant. "This was thn Prince Chlodwlg iCtovis) v.u Hohenlohe, Schillingf(lr.st, with whom 1 henceforth came into intimate relation, The world -the great world, I mean has till now known ne.it lo nothing of onr friendship, nllho'igh our intimacy was never any secret to ,i email clrclo or to the Prince's family "Now, when so many, many years have passed by, when my life lias lojt oil resem blance ton tossing tieim or m the foam flocked Meed of Ma.eppi, I cm survey calmly those bygone joys and sorrows. 1 have strength, at this distance, to speak of them "Th" pamphlet I h.v.e alluded to was not , only cucul.-.'ed in cociety by my kind eon 1 ii"ctions but for certain reasons i cached i the cabinets of the imperial council and I the embassies and in this wuy came under the Prince's notice Met Through a Poet. The way the lUroness came to meet this famous man was through tlie poet Von Hodi'iift-Hit, who lived In an apart' mel 0miw;, ,1PM Mllriic!l. The poet very much in sympathy with the temperamental and b-autitu! Itaronesr hr n,aril.0 trouM lo thr ,,rint , sympathetic Itngiv.'is: N hiuhnw. Ime.no a richly ,B,TO,H ftn(1 ,MMioMto na.re ,rftn,. i,i i... ,.,.!,. ,i ..,.... witli a much old-r mn into absolutely PliilUtine surroundings. An utterly com- j monplace mother-in-law, ugly, envious sisters-in-taw, interniiiiahle conversations about pickled cucuniliers and jam all combine to dri. e this y nun creature to despair." In her modest abod. at l. Kail!ra.e the I;'.ronc.s, to quol" h"r own story wa-"livin.t miserably with the child which Schffer's love had gien me. I'or day at a time I ate nothing but bread and coffee; little did I dream that my life was being observed with compassionate sympathy from a Iioumi opisisite. 1 was no longer living with Scheffer. Not that our love hud waned ah, no! Our beamiful boy Hermann had but strengthened our mutual attachment, and we had Htrhen with all our might for a legal union. Alas! there was no happy issue for our plans, for we were con fronted by countless hindrances, ond above all by the inflexible severity of the Church According to her morality, we might by no mrons marry, and nil I'teps taken by SchelTer- evun his attempt lo force the dean's consent at the pistol's mouth were entirely fruitless " One day i messenger birnjgnt a bouquet to t.'i Karlstrasse, A similar "floral greet ing" arrived the next day, and so for many d'O's. always anonymous and mysterious, until, sh" writes, "at lasi 1 found in the heart of a lily u note with ihe hunibje petition of an admiier to be permitted to make my acquaintance " Half curi ous, half indignant, she was puzsdirig over this mystery when a ring came at the door. " gentleman entered I relt at once that it was my unknown flower giver. I saw before me u man not tail, but very pleasant to see, with nn attractive face, wonderful eyes and n noble bearing 1 was capuvaicu ny ine son, sweet tone n vojce Hon) the Prince Appeared. "T.racious Indw. fnrvlv.. iirj I am the Count I. nnd have been Impelled to write to you. 1 have lu-ard so much about you that the overpowering desire to make your acquaintance has silenced my reasoning faculty. Hut il my pres ence is displeasing to you I am leady to I withdraw ' "He did not withdraw, and he came j again I "He became my rrequent guest -.whenever his occupations irmltled we spent whole .evenings in delightful conversation at my umall abode In tho Karls.rasse, Ah.ifth.. walls of that. Iool. nun .,.. lit 1 1 . . . . " nun Could siMaU Thev Wolllrl toll t h ,.....l.l ..i !. ..ii , .. . m . , . eaeiuaviiriieinenie nml who Ity his spell flntw fnrlli flm nnn llrlntinnu . n ..I.... . i v" .ii i, w. n uitahinifii mid persecute!! woman, Almost lllieon- wlously 1 gradually lold him or mv whole uiriiioiNi 11011 wiienooi . 1 h.-siti i.,i 1,. Iinniheehlldl-hve.irsai mv I'nel.. s,.hni - 1 ... It'r s, ine sweet, liaiuiy 1 vs I Hit I hw.,1 Ihtough them I mid him of mi' school . 1..'.. I 1 1 ,- ...I . - . . I . in- 1 in on v, in. n my nn, 11 ior N-hefier begun fi w.ih ii.iiiii'iiI in 1,1, lo eotillde he urged with spokriimy pani-lon in Oil, mini, but ni" on. 'I will nml imit know nil about ; you' -unci so t continued my laic" 1 To the supposed Count I.. she toll tho story of her life. Including Ihn affair with Schrffcr. Trom him. shu told Count I sho h'd it thousand llm"t resolved lo break olT, but ns soon as In" appealed in his -beauty nnd his youth, as soon ns his arm weal round mo my good resolutions were forgotten, and tho spell of love po se.p(l !!.! Willi its wild electric limbic " , The Count listened with a sympathetic j ear not only to this but to the story or her visit to Palestine with her cousin, who had lovingly esKiused her cause. They trav- vutu MI 'imio. ill uwioui, .ii. lurui. ."uuin Carmel. "The sight of nil these holy places ( made no Impression on me from the tell-, (.lous rsihit r view, but their historic and picturesque sides enchanted me." Count 1.. wus fnscinaled, thrilled, , and declared thai ho intended to be her true frlcn I lorover He asked niist Ions iubout things slie had not told him. Tell mo -Is It true that, a short lima r.go, you applied to King ludwlg to save you from your distressed condition?' "At this reminiscence my eyes tilled with tears ' Ves, 1. proud women as 1 nm, was bilged to beg for a loan, and from the king himself! Vhen, after the divorce, I came for the first timo to Munich, I met King I.ldwig in the Arcade. Whether it was I myself, or my chestnut plaits, I know not, but tho king looked round nfler nn nnd smiled good naturedly. After that I often saw him go by my window, and If he happened to look up, tho same smile would play about his mouth, and a kindly nod soon followed. King Ludtfig Lied Her. "'Opposite lo m lived Piloty, who had begged me to sit for tho arm In one of his picture? When I was returning one day from his studio, King l.udwlg cumu along, anil, incredible as it may appear, he addressed nie unite simply. AHor that he visited me rrom lime to timo merely us he said Tor the pleasure ol talking with me " The King, she told him frankly, had sent her money nlieti she was in despair. Kven the blacksmith with whom she lodged in the country took pity on her and gave her enough money lo return to Munich Kvening after evening Count 1, passed happily with the Baroness von Iledemann. Now comes the story or a discovery which she made in tho summer of IPfll when she was invited by friends lof-'alzburg: "ll was their reception day, and we were assembled in the drawing room; guests were coming and going, "'Prince fhlodwlg von Hohenlohe-Schil-ling-furst,' announced the servant at Ihe door "Through 'he curtain came my friend came Count 1,,, with a lady on his arm, who was introduced us his wife. 1 gazed at lum speechless. "As soon ns ho came near me I managed lo whisper, 'It is you, my friend, my father confessor? Why that mask, that incognito, for me? You are the famous HohenloheV "'Later,' he said quickly. 'I will tell you all luter!' "When you receive this letter I shall be already in Munich, whence I depart in a few minutes, I implore you, do let mo have u word, to my houso, saying when . I Ol.'iv eonie lo mm vnn Vmt n.r.l..... I.. I.r..l ' h . II. i mi i. nt' i I received immediately after my return rrom H.ilvburg. Since 1 had known 'Count I.,' fur the Prince von Hohenlohe, my almost regained tran quillity had been a thing of the past. Whither was s.ieh an ucniiuintii shlo. hieh already threatened to 1I01 'elon dangerously, likely to lead me,' A fulnl Hope ol beginning a imiv hre with the Count I, tun! gradtml'v grown 1111 in mv heart As a friend an'l conlldant he had become o..uevi'.siwrjici mo that I con- ycr pfji&tt showing hunting uji6E of tto tcmplated with horror the vol. I thai u breach Willi him would create, 'Hip feeling which attracted me lo this fasci nating talker had nothing in common with tho glowing asion which had hound fii! in the pnt lo Scheffer; that 'had slumbered with time nml had left with mo only the memory of a drcim of love, lu which I neemcd lo play rather I lie part or onlooker than heroine. It had been bill a fairy hilo' I, u lillle, inex perienced 'Princess lloschl'd ' Sehe.Ter, a Ipiudsoino young prince who, had awitkeued mo from Bleep and transplanted me to a strange, unknown woridl Mill iron I r.i minimi fi.v ll I.I 11 ll 1 1 1 v . v n - cuinstiinoes had matured mu (illicitly. Humiliation, need, grief, pangs ol con-, science, and above ull an ever growing ' longing for my forsaken childron, had ploughed deep- furrow. In my heart." j , ... tier inn0s tver uroipn. After this dN-overv or thu identity of I Count l., "itittar conflict," she writes, "rnged in my spirit. Prince von Hohen-1 loho could not be to mo what I hud dared I to hope for from Count I. th" future with terror for an in ward voice relentlessly reiterated: 'If you fall now you are lost forever. But then other tormenting reflections' oc curred to me. My wings wcte broken; Uko a wounded bird I must drag them after mo in the dust; morally I wiis already dead. What hope was there of lifting my self from the abyss to my former lot y station? What prospect of ever coining safely to port? All ways wore closed t me. Was I to stand hetuvfoi th as a pari.ih by the roadside? to enjoy not one ol' thoso delights for which my heart so yearned? Youth, beauty and high birth had destined me to play a leading part in the world, to tuko glory and admira tion as my due-uti.l now whit fate loomed before me? In dreir monotony to pine or or what .' "'You caD fall no lower,' whhpsivil the voice in my long, sleepless nights. Take the hand that offers; he is a noble friend: ho gives you love, friendship and will give you consideration and ,..i(ie or place "Cm "iU.'.rii ... ' 1 i-iiuii t-A.CT 1 .....1 v.i-i.iwii.." j 5 and 7 o'clock. Ai,i-.. vos . That was tho end or her striving. He camo. "All struggles, nil scruples van ished as soon as he lookod in my face with his charming smile, his clear blue eyes " The Princo talked to her and suid "You possess all tho quililiiu which 1 most highly tinzo in a woman, which I 1 have ever sought and many limes had imagined I had found -feminine grace and masculine understanding, specially did your hatred of deception and your instinctive lovo of truth delight 1110, am very honest with myself and I try to , .it.. ...:n. t ..... oe. equany so w,m oiue.... au.i inns 1 will make you no vain prom ses. 1 cannot. . my ,,., ,.. r. "' ' my arm in lean on nnd trust to for protection ihtough 1 .1 ,l . M I an your nie. 'I ho Princo stopped for an instant; then I in Mines 01 ueep ninoiiou, ine.in Willi all else, Alex; be my true friend and I will cherish you forever. Bo mine; lifo with out you now seems empty and desolate to ine, for in you 1 lind I ho ono for whom my heart and soul is longing. Do not withdraw from ine your conlideni.ii; it has Imh'oiiih us necessary in me 11s are my active p.iit in the higher interests of mi.nkiM.I ni.il ll,,, -nl.ar.. ..r .. ..,.11.1.... activity " 1 JBW i -a.. : mm If and I regarded V I Abandoned All Conflict. ttnprescft by the trill h in his words nnd thn eiiei'nv in his glov.Mig eyes her I soul ".ib.indon.'d all Ihe conllic! of the I recent days. In that hour my whole life J was altered My frioad lifted me from my critical situation lo the level of his own; he hecamo my rcfugo, my protection; nml l.li tmn lirfiiurh! tuti ii4if onlv llw desire I Joy but n Isn't ho r.-spccl of all the s the repiidiited Krhcri'er 1 was an ".vol hi iiro'ind me. ,,r ll... I,, .'r.ilmv.,.,i outlaw; as the Irlcnd of Printo von Hohen- lohti I was courled, eseeiHl!y by those who hid formerly turned from mo. The yel')' illlli VldU'lU WllO lltll pUrslled 11)0 wtI) r,,pnow, hatred, such as the fubri-' ,,,. nf t10 ....mphiot'nnd my people-In-1 aw Ilow nude attempts to approieh me. forpn,., hoped to obtain through me some rnvor r..om ,l p iriIu.0. i-i.ejr attemntu N.miray tmaVnllitiR Tho paltry .,.r.,In,i . .,w .i,ih vj hiielv tbrnst to,, fm-n 'li inld.i. wot.ld now have been proud nnd honored to tulto me to Its arms If It could have known that In the year.i to come the Prince - PRINCE; "floHENLOHe - ,!lVfll.j in MllirtP.t Vrciillmt c , Miristry. liepnwntiuive in the Itelchstag. l.nril l.i..nlm, ,.,t f l.,.I I . " ' I .1 lilt' Ullll Chancellor of lue Kmpim nnver took a single political step, never delivered a speech without having asked me, tho oiks' disdained, for my counsel," Prince von Hohenlohe was now in his forty-fourth year. He was married, to be sure, and apparently happily, and he lived on good terms with his wife, but il seems that ho could be fond of his wile .is well as cieotect lo his mistress. While tho Baroness von Iledemann was still enthralled by tho Prince sho met the Swiss 1 poet Heinrich I.euthold, who wrote amorous verses, but who played with , hl.r , , "Mv relations . with ,,rlllw vo Mlclloh0i , MV noth. j mR ()f my lmtvnw (,i,., ,.jinocl ,, me a certain reserve toward I.eitthnld. which, ,j,m, alas! only heightened his pas- The Prince was not or a Je.ilo'ii. nuture and urged h"r to go and seek her "sick Achilles'' when he sent for her The poet wroie to her lint if sho did not re turn Ins love he would go in.id. and when sho told this to ihe Prince, he said, "My lovely child, men don't go mad or die Tor love." Hut il seems that l.euthold " : oeeaiise l" "lra"H maciiy insane, uuu when sheiilm shots that the natives had taken asiof limn iiuiil it rcichc- w 111m again He waa 111 a stiuitjacket, Friend and Confidante of Germany's Statesman Prince, Who Wished to Marry Her at Eighty I H" cried like a i-lillil when ho saw her, though he did not entirely recognize 'it, said, "Now that I have seen you ugidn, 1 am glad to die, And ns u matter of fact he dlil the next day. Princo Hohenlohe. ns overy one knows, i wu8 One 01 IDS greaieM OI Herman SliUL'O- men. though I boliovo Hanoverians prefer ' called Hanoverians rather than (ler - ' 'r-an". He round time to write poetry to tho beauilful Alex. "Von are my oasis." ho said so often. , "My heart sings w hen I see you: you give 1 me lluhi. ih.. ,i.nn ..r vonth -vou are mv fairest world, mv neuce on earth. "With your forget-me-not eyes you can charm back the spring Into my soul; ,.t, i. ai.. i 1....1, .... often, beautiful Alex, I look up to you as to a goddess who In her glory has errlngly descended to me, poor mortal, because she g.ned compassionately on the urgent weariness of my life and thought she would like to brighten my arid path with her golden rays. Son how you revive in the old politician the bygono days of poetic fantasy!" Tim trlno no fr,.l f tUa rnnillrif ...v ' ..... " "' ' ....... and had a charming cottage at Alt-Aussee, where he loved to spend part of Ihe sura-, mer. j "It was the most delightful timo for I both of us. The Princo loved tho quic tudo of this rural place, where he could give himself up entirely to tho welcome1 easo of country life. ' The Princess, on , tho contrary, with her love tor social i gayetlcs, preferred to go to one. of the 'cures' or to str.y in Vienna with her brother-In-luw. Prince Constantine. Her I husband, though ho disliked such rest- less ways himself, was too kind and con- sidernte to ralo nny objection; Indeed, ! no one at nil suspected how uncongeni.il i Ihe lifo was to him. His enjoyment ; began when ho had settled his family down in some fashionable "Had" nnd could escape to tho tranquillity of Alt I Aussco. "Near Alt-Aussee there is nn enchanting ' little spot called 'the Market der Marktl . surrounded by hlllu and woods, filled with light nnd sunshine and there T, usually spent the summer when Prince Hohenlohe was nt his villa." The Princo and the Baroness not only rode horseback through tho woods, but drifted idly on the calm surface of Ihe 'ak"v "Wo fastened our horses to tho ,"aural irecs nnu sanit nowii in me grass. "'You lovely thing! Now, with your loosened hair, your blazing eyes, you seem like some wild Amazon at the heed of her warliko troop, awaiting only the signal , of her leader. In such moments 1 feel ns if you belonged to another world than this petty common placo ono of ours. I And yet I may call you mine, my cry I own.' I "The sun had meanwhllo climbed high and was mirrored in tho calm surface of the lake that smiled at us so allur ingly. "Wrapped in the brown mantle of my hair I let myself float slowly with the current. lying motionless with closed eyes. An ineffable senso or well being thrilled me through and through. Sud denly I felt two arms go round me heard a whisper 'My lovely Ale.l' By this time Prince Hohenloho and the Baroness von Iledemann foresaw that their relationship could net remain fur ever a secret. 1 "We therefore decided that I should leave Munich and go to my friend.', th" von U- - s nt Salzburg. 1 remained there nearly six months, but our separa tion was not so prolonged, for the Prince , visited me as soon and as often as was fitting, nnd when it chanced that he was alone at Srhlllingsfilrst I would go over there and we would snd a day in the , quiet isolated castle. "Ono visit was to cause us and me in ' particular -nn unpleasant surprise. j "We were sitting in tho Prince's study, talking eagerly, when we heard the sound of whells.and look ing out of tho window saw to our unbounded astonishment tho Princess getting out of her enrriage. She had unexpectedly returned from a journey. "'Oh. I should liko to leave thecastle 1 as quickly as possible!' I said in some , agitation. "'No, you must stay you cannot go I now,' was his decisive answer, upon I which ho left the room, and in a few minutes reenterod with tho Princess. "Dearest Marie, permit me to present 10 you our guest, tne ifiironess von Hedemann.' "After the usual banal phrases tho Princess invited mo with charming cor diality to' stay for dinner; I sought a pre text to excuse mvself, but she said smilingly: SAVAGE TELEGRAPHY SYSTEM The principle of telegraphy weuld appear lo have been anticipated by the savage tribes c.f .Urica in the heart of Africa. This barbaric, system of communication, nt once practical nnd effective, survives lo 1I1U day and its value has been tested many times. French exploiem seem lo have been tho i first lo bring Ibis system to the knowledgo of rivllkrod people, lly means of It news 1 graphio language, of important events in tho interior of Ihe ; .n AnioWrun inis-ioi-iiry w. r'-i-,: Sudan reaches all the trading ports on the unioug tho Banitos discovered that t const inn veiy short time. villages had means of convoying m- Ihe communication Is made by means , Kigesfrom oneehief tnanniherornf tram of various instruments, tho most com-1 mlitlm- tin, imni-.,,!, . of ,i.r.mi nrc. mon ones being hortu. tomtoms nnd , whistles. The horns are made ol solid ivory, hollowed out of elephants' tusks. The mouthpiece in at the side. Th"sn trumpets lire of various sixes, but the favorite ones nie very long nnd give seven distinct notes, produced by plug - i ging thn mouthpiece with corks if differ ent sizes. The ordinary tomtom is a hollow bit of wood, with a goatskin stretched I over ono end, The following instance illustrates the I manner in which this native telegraph is employed, The post commander nt Stanley Tails was onco informed by a 'tiutive of a neighboring village that a I provision tiain had beeuultni lied I wo (lavs before uta point hii miles furl her down the Congo. A week Inler ihe lurty arrived and continued ihe story in pail They hail rem bed the scene of the alleged nUacli at the nnu. tepoiled but Indlcatioiui of a conllict with lobberH a conllict with lobberH vnus , (.ntinuissoz lo vieiix proverbc; ' Qui va? ' la chaw, pnrd sa place.' , .um i siayeu iiii uio evening. Atmr which bhows thnt tho Princess xtm in- deed a gralide dame. ill" imiuiirai " ;.i,inci in j mother love. Klin conuldors her relation . with the Princo ".i marriage In the highest senso of the word." and she writes: I "Vrom thollrst daysof our acqualntanes I to tho day of his death there was forgd j between us an unbroken ichnin or relation, shins-impulses of passion, friendly emo- !tions. arguments upon art, llteratum. political projects; each Is charged with memories tor mo. nut aiongsioo this I temietuous ocean there lay In my soul that tranquil lake, In whoso depths was hidden what was best and holiest In me my maternal Instinct. Perhaps it had been thus powerfully developed, thus , Intensltlcd to a vcritaDio passion, by the fact that no mother s oyea had watched , "ver my own childhood, and that llfo had I KKt Kho,wn nB ithlng of Its ruth- ' ICSfinCSH." T.I . fT I) i i iii-' . i ii iiuiiviiiiii? uiuuuonn von Iledemann !i..d two children, a boy and a girl, both now happily married. ,"My daughter," she writes, "became a girl of enchanting loveliness. Sho was the fairest child of lovo, blue eyed, golden ' linired, with n clear, radiant face, and repose in all her mo'cments. And how glad It mado mo to find In her nothing of my stormy Cossack temperament, but her father's cooler, moro restrained nature. With delight I saw in her the' imago of the beloved man, his character expressed nnd transfigured by her woman hood." The Prince loved f!Ise!a Idolatrously; with ever renewed admiration ho would g.rze at her lovly little face, which lookd out from its golden frame of hair like a pastel of the eighteenth century; nnd he often said, "When this captivating child rushes to meet me, nil joy and welcome, I feel the freshness of my youth return." Adored by Ihr Daughter. II t daughter seems to have adored her, for she writes -jf i Hit broodins over hnppv memoriei , spoil: Mu-ions. nnd fliela hear., mo speak of biteh things, !u r blu" -yee laugh. ,i she s.i--: 'InevMia-nb'.o Mamma! ! Vou and spoilt HIu'-Ioms' You're ju-t the .,.,,,,0 .i.-cair.pr-n i t-vrr. i,tr'to)iitiK out your imnoii lo friindn. acquaintances. nay even Eiirmi-r. generously uhk' and with never a Ihoucht nf relf-reekuig. "Tu ns miijnurs ti.','- leu ni.irrone du feu. " "'If yo:,' hadn't been the most devoted, self-Micrillcing wife to dear pnpn, you might pei hups now c Hut mil just to be my youthful mamma, always ardent for the beautiful and nnbln waj of thinking. Do you ine.in to tell mo ih.'t you really belong to our prosaic world, yen happy linker of happinc. you giver of all blrs 'iius will, t'10-e eager hand?" "And I clasp my laughing daughter in my ami" " At last Die IVineem von Hohenlohe tiled. The Prim e was now 111 old man and not far Irien denli himself. Ifo had reached the age r,f eighty, but with lh" dentb of hi'i wife he d"-ired lo m il ry l!i i!nrntic von lli-lemaun, who write-, "I lelt nnselr compelled to reftlsn my poor friend his l.i-t request. My heart all but broke wi.i n 1 stood to hear Irnm liN lips this unjuM reproach, nml could not defend riyself: 'If you won't share the list days i t mv lifo with me, 1 t ir. bieak now, once and for all ' ""Thoo I'ist t;esj)jiiring words of th" Prince sounded pitilessly in my ear n 1 lelt him silting, broken and cru lied. 111 his great chair in the study. Black specks whirled bef.ire in eyes. More than thirty year.) of my lire had I dedicated to this man, with all my heart and soul 1 hvl served him and at tho ond t ho v were the words I had to hear. In that moment I forgot every tiling love, friendship, moth erhood. . . Almost crazy. I went from the Willielmstrnssetothe river, and threw myself without n moment's hesitation over the bridge " After his dmth and tho marriage of her children, tho Baroness spent her life between doing social work and her chil dren whom she vUi's alternately. I'or the last year the Baroness has been living in n chapter houee. "I dwell," she write?, "among happy memories, wl.uh outshine the sad one'! My life waa rich in Joy and sorrow, and to-day I want for nothing that existence can ol'.Vr lo 11 mother. "My past ll. liUe a dream behind me like a tale in which the Good Knlry mndn desirc3 which ,'eemed imossib!o conw true." And here the story ends. It is a strange tale but true and interesting because of its point ot view. had been Hmd at a herd of antelope At a later period, when an ofl'm" w Trench Congo cair.e to grief in tii rap '. the accident was icported tho next mci' ing at 11 village l? miles dUnnt. Among the lSengala tribe a ser of xylophone is iisiyl with four rotes, bv means of which the unlives coniinunii .i e OVer d'cnl ilislm s In n liitiil ni t it - tore The Busutos hollow out a large gouid and thoroughly dry it Then kid-sin as hard and as thin 11s parchment h stretched across ihe hollow of this gout-o I When beaten with a padded drum s'ics 1 this gives forth a sound that e.m be ills- tinctlv nenrd at a distance or rrom live lo eight miles. In every village there is a class or men who ure utilised as scouts. Among ihe there ure always i-omo trained to the 11-1 ol the gourd drum. 'Ihe code is what might be called an African Morseiilphibet and is beaten on the drum in the opm air .( 'Ihe sound is carried across the 11lles , mui ulcus to the neM villaae. wlie'e u H intcrpri'ted by another scout. II' th" 1 passage is for H dli.tunl iliage he repeal ii ,,11 his drum 11ml in thii. w.iv it is inn i' I troni village lu villitge. wnh v. rv little ios int. 1111 1 re.ic hen the ncr"U iw whom it is intended. 'N'on. non. re.stez, llaronne;