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^nd fashionable lire of former yearn, wnen the gaming tablet were an attraction for the rich 'Russians and English ana the beautiful and grace(Jul French ladles, and wnen each day had Its adventurous hlatory and lta charming pastimes, hlieae discontented miu?ia now curse the German Farllamentand cry out against the lawwhlohll baa passed abolishing throughout the German Empire all public gaming and the rooms for roulette and trente et qoarante tables. i "The gentlemen In Parliament always spout about liberty," aid a peevish guest In Ems to me yesterlay; "and yet they seem to delight In putting people under restrictions, and do not even give itticm the freedom to amuse or ruin themselves at 'the gaming table as they may think lit. It Is said that the German natien is now In the prime or lire, and yet they wish to give it a guardian and to meddle In the people's Individual will. Was the aU>iiiion of the gaming tables conducive to the happiness of the people? No one Is any tho happier for It. lie who wishes to play and who cannot <Jo so publicly any more will go to the secret gaming table*, which are Infinitely more dangorous, as they are under no control whatevor. 'Thus nobody Is any tho happier for the closing of the tables, while a great many are rendered un Jiappy by it. WHAT WAS DONB KOHMKItLT. Wiiat crowds of Intoreatlng strangers, of high |9oru gentlemen of all countries, who spent their JKold ttuoly; and oi fascinating ladles who received It in full consciousness oi their wondrous beauty! How slow, monotonous and tiresome would the days pass by now if the Emperor had not saved us All! Ho is the cyuosure of ail e.ves and everything turns arouttd his person. He is the sun who gives brilliancy, light and warmth, and whom everyone Regards." KMPEItOR WIILIAU THE LIFE OF THE TLXOO. j Aud he ii right, the good and discontented citlfcen; Emperor William is really the life-giving sun I in Ems. On the morning's promenade every one Asks, Has the Emperor arrived already? And then every one makes towards the colonnades to pee him, and is happy when successful In so doing, ^ut how simply, like a common mortal, and without any pretensions, the Emperor moves about! jverr oltcn ne passes quite unexpectedly through the crowds, without his suite or companion, quite Alone, and nods quietly and secretly to his acquaint pnees. tor he never lorgeta any oue ii once he haa ^poken to him, but Is very satisfied If he U not ^aluted and not taken any notice of. COUNT LEHNDOKF'S DUTIES. Ordinarily, however, he is accompanied by Colonel Count Lehndorf, bis aide-de-camp, lor be preterm chatting with him, who is his favorite. And bo one deserves more to be the Emperor's favorite, fie understands better than any one else hew to ttmuse the Emperor; he recounts to him the little pn ait* of the day; but he also takes pleasure in giving his Imperial master the opportunity to do good an.l be benevolent, and he Is pleased and delighted when, through his Intercession, he can afford unhappy beings help and assistance. Count tehndorf Is not only a charming gentleman, but also a good man, who is always ready to please every one, and to use his inQoence (n every Just cause. The Kmpcror thinks Dire ol Lehndorfs recommendation than 01 that or any other trentlcmau's of bis suite, tind be Is always pleased to hear that Lehudorf Is universally popular, and he Is even proud of his handsome, kaig.'itly aide-de-camp. TDB CROWN PRINCE IN KOTPT. When lu 1569 the Crown Prince went to Egypt to l>c prcsiut at the opening or the Suez Canal, bis im portal father gave him Lis own aide-de-camp, Count Lehndorf, as companion. Before their departure the Emperor nominated the Crown Prince commaudei. with the rank of general of the cuirassier regiment Queen Elizabeth?the white uniform, the golden helmet and the glittering breastplate of which suited the tall form of the Crown Prince admirably well; and at the same time Ills Majesty promoted Count Lehndorf Horn the rank of a major to that of colonel, In order that the golden fringe on the opaulettcs ehould not be wanting on hl3 handsome uniform. The lull ana well shaped flguroa of beih surpassed all the others in height,, and they were, undoubtedly, the most magnificent representatives of knightly manhood which Germany sent to those aeremonics in Ejrypt. EVEN THE EMPRESS KI.'GENIE was quite carried away by toe One appearance of tiie Crown Prince of Prussia. But not only the ladies who were present at the splendid/;^* given toy the Kheclive were charmed by the tall and proua Prussian cavalicrs, but wherever they went on their tour the people wore rejoiced and received them with enthusiastic acclamation* and demonstrations. Once, When en route to visit the I'rlncc of I/ebanon, ttiey teams to a village through whoso little street they had to pass. Their arrival had been announced, pnd all the male inhabitants of the village, arrayed In their best clothes or otherwise, had advanced to 1 meet the crown Prince and his companion, who were both muunte# on dromedaries, aid now preceded them through the village street, dancing, luinpiug uuu mutfiug. iUv' ivumen moon on tne tops of the bouses, and haa removed their white veliH in order to be able to regard closer ttio Saltans of the country or the Franks, and suddenly they burst out In joyful cheers, and from roof to roof they cricd, "Force Khetivt'1 The greatest homage was shown the occidental knl?hts by the women, which greatest homage confuted in Continually pouring roaewater over thorn. It was a? If li rained periume. "And," says the Crown Prince, In the diary kept while on his journey, ' when we had lelt the Tillage we were wet through." CROWN l'RIMCK FBKPERICK'3 EAMTKRN 8TORII9. I regret greatly not to be able to glvs you exact And copious extracts from these diaries, but duty and discretion forbid It, as they are not destined for publicity, and he had only about flity copies lithographed, which he presented to his re la- j tives, irlends and admirers. These diaries contaia so much that is Interesting, spirited and to the poiat, that It Is really to be deplored that their contents cannot bo divulged, wnen i went to Egypt, a year lator, I found the European ladies, as well as the ladles of the harem, the wires of the Khedive, and his beautiful, fairhaired daughter, who is now married to the weak, lau idiotic Toussaum Pacha, atlll full of admiration Df the beauty of the German Crown Prince and his eompanlon. and Jmt as enchanted seem all the Peilahs and Bedouins. When they are asked whether they hate seen the (iermau Crown I'rlnoe an the Oermau Count they reply, enthusiastically, "J^rce Kheiu..?? tot MEW Y( "strong and b?autimi," are with the Egyptians exprosslve of tbe very highest admiration. THE IMPERIAL ADJUTANT GENERAL BUB BOSA. Well, If the German ladles do not do homago to Count Lehndorf with roBe water they do It In a more genial raanuer, with roBea. I remember that last Winter, while driving with the Emporor, the tatter said to Oonnt LeUndorf that he wished to drlvo to the pictare gallery. Count Lehndorf looking somewhat conccrncd on hearing this, the Emperor remarked his embarrassment and asked him whether he was otherwise engaged. Lehudorf confessed at length that nnder the supposition that ho could that morning dispose of his time, he had inado an appointment for an hour with his agent on important business. "Keep your appointment and do your business," said the Emperor, "and wben you have tluuhed come to the picture gallery to meet me." An hour had hardly elapsed when theAdJatant General appeared before the Emperor in the galI lery, looking very happy and contented. This tbe Emperor remarked, a* well as the fragrant rosebud which Lebudorf, on his return, wore In his buttonhole. The Emperor smiled and pointed to the rosebud of Ills handaome Adjutant General, who looked down embarrassed; and, shaking his anger, the Emj eror remarked, "The man with whom yon have transacted business just now sub roaa must be peculiarly praotlcaL" now TUB K11PEROR TREATS HIS FAVORITE. Count Lehndorf was, until within the lost few yeais, In somewhat, straitened circumstances. He does not come irom a rich family and is too muoh of a nobleman to bother himself much with economy and calculation. tie likes to spend money grandly and strew It out t>y the handlul, and thero are only too many who like to pick it up, bat never to return It. As soon as the Emperor heard of this difficulty of his Adjutant General he releasod him from It tn a truly Imperial manner, quite In contrast to his habitual economy, whloh Is a hereditary virtue in tne House ol HohenzoUern, and which the present Crown Prince possesses In even a higher degrco than the Emperor. FOUB HUNCHED THOUSAND THALBRS KASII.T HADE. In tbia caae the Emperor totally discarded this tendency to economy wnlch manifests Itself somotimes In tils presents. lie gave bis Adjutant (General the first choice of buying a piece of land?the Emperor's private property. Count Lehndorf bought It for 100,000 tbalers and the very next day resold it for 509,000 thalers, after reserving for himself a lot whereon to erect a splendid palace. TUB COUNT WANTS A WIFB. Not long ago the Count said to me "When my houso Is finished I have only one more Wl9h." "What wish l" I demanded. "The wish lor a son and heir." "Ah! but for that," I replied, "it is necessary that you should marry first, Count; and, allow me tn risk vhv <fn rnn nnt rln artVll "You are right; why do I not do so?" be retorted smilingly. "1 asit myself this very question often enough; but I am in the opposite position to those w ho do not marry for want of ladles' acquaintance. I nave an affluence of that and do not know bow to choose." LOUISE MUULBACH. EMPEROR WILLIAM'S M0VEMENT3. ' Loulie MulUbach'* Third Letter from Ems?Imperial Visits and Gossip?The Rauian mid German Kaisers. Ems, July 27, 1873. An event, a tremendous event I The Empress came over from Coblentz yesterday on a visit to her Imperial husband, in consequence of which Their Majesties gave a dinner party, to which InvltAttona wnn? rftr.nivml hv th? HrAAlr Amhaiuadnr In Vicuna, Prince Ypsllantl, who bad como from Wiesbaden to pay bis respects to tbe Emperor, and also the Turkish Ambassador at Berlin, Arlataachs Pacha. Was It on account of the prtsonce of these Oriental gentlemen, and did the ever-atteutlve Emperor take the passion of the Inhabitants of Eastern countries for the "weed that gives thought and banishes care" into consideration, or did he wish to demonstrate that etiquette was excluded from bis company at Ems? A ROYAL SMOKE. For whatever reason It may have been tbe event consisted In tUc fact that after dinner cigars were handed aronud and that It was permitted to accept of and smoke these cigars there and then. Oh l King James of England, what woaidst thou have said if thou hadst entered the Imperial dining room, filled with tiny clouds of blue smoke, yesterday, and hadst seen how In the presence of the firther-ln-law or one of the illustrious daughters of thy race smoking was permitted the guests f But tho courtiers were vory pleased therewith, and be Emperor enjoyed their agreeable surprise. THE lUPKKOR'S UAPrY MOMENTS. The Emperor Is always In g >od spirits here, and he temporary exasperation which hindered him aud his Chancellor from accepting the Emperor Francis Joseph's Invitation to visit the Vienna Exhibition has entirely disappeared. The Emperor is enjoying tbe very best of health, and the baths and waters of Ems aro doing him a great deal of good. lie daily takes long walks and drives, dressed comfortably In plain clothes, and, beside* this, works with never-tiring energy and industry, the same as in Berlin. The Emperor can aaj of | himself in the well known words from the Bible If lile is precious, it is full of trouble and j work, for verily the Emperor's life is full of trouble and work. lie never rests and never ; stops; he is alvraya "the soldier ready for aerTiee" and tiie "dutiful State official," as Froderlok the | Great playfully called himself. Every hour has its . particular occupation and its own work. The Em. ptror docs not like to infringe on this rule, and hardly ever allows amusementa and pleasure to cncroach upon the time set apart for work, while very often the time for work greatly dimlntane* his leisure hours. Hut of this 1 will write more fully at some luture time, as I have determined to describe Uabelsbcrg to you, when I will have occasion to give you more details or tho Emperor's private life, which, however, Is Jnst as strictly regulated here as at other times. Only at very rare Intervals tho Emperor allows himself, while here, more rest than usual, after walking or driving, and this only at the instance of nla phyalclan, Dr. Bauer, for ills favorite motto now, as before, Is "Imrrur eiramm," as if one were In the traces and kept them "always taut," and which phrase he severely repeats to hlmseir when inclined to moro repose than he thinks right. A OAT AT J UO EMI fin. The day before yesterday wal one of those days of somewhat prolonged relaxation, as the Emperor went to Jugen&eun, the Summer sojourn 91 the )RK HERALD, MONDAY", imperial family or Russia and where (he bridegroom ol ttie Russian Emperor's daughter, His Royal Highness, the Duke or Edinburgh is also ^taxing at present. TUB DUKE or ItniNBCROII AND HIS FIANOH*. The poor young Orand Ducheas who, as u well known, only a short time ago deoiarcd to her mother while weeping that afee would rather die than renounce the man ahe loves, has had to submit to live and wed another; and In a similar way tha young Duke or Edinburgh, who lormerly asserted that he would ever remain a bachelor, had to give up his determination to remain single. Well, perhaps love has worked a miracle here, and we might use Julius Caesar's words, "He came, saw and conquered." The Emperor's purpose In going to Jugenhelm was to tonder his congratulations. The joyous family gathering celebrated the auspicious event In rural quietness and entirely without ceremony. AFFECTION OF TUB TWO KAISKBS. It is well known that the Emperor Alexander loves tils uncle William as he would his father, and pat be possesses the utmost veneration and respect for him. When the Emperor Alexander was here the two imperial personages were every morning seen walking together on the promenade, apparently engaged la moat confidential conversation, and unceremoniously arm-in-arm and in plain clothes, and very often the Emperor William accompanied his nephew Alexander to his residence in the Hotel zu den vler Thurmen. THE ROYAL APARTMINTS A!t IMS. I am at preheat occupy lit the same apartments that the Emperor had when here, and which, when his wile visited him, he transferred to her on account of the beautltnl view, while he contented himself with humble quarters. These three rooms, which now form my abode, have for long years and wore in the time ot the Empress Alexandra among those reserved for the imperial family. This year they wero renovatod ana newly tarnished for the Emperor, and the head waiter, when offering them to me on my arrival, told me with great pride that after the Emperor's departure hundreds of strangers had oome to visit the Emperor's rooms and admire their fbrnlture. I, also, was astonished at their appearance, bat lor quite another reason?I was surprised at tholr simplicity. These rooms are not, tn any way, different from those or the other guests, and are not half so elegant as the first floor of a flrst class Berlin bote!, not to speak of the hotels of the great Italian cities or the Grand Hotel in Paris; and yet they were furnished specially for an Emperor, for the ruler of the greatest Empire In the world. KHl'EKOR ALEXANDER'S WBITINO TADLK. I use a writing table just now which served the Empress Alexandra, and which was only allowed to remain here because the Emperor likes to retain and cherish all mementoes of his lato illustrious mother. It U a neat but quite ordinary lady's writing table, of mahogany, which in the course of time has got considerably darker. On the wall next the writing table stands an ottoman, with a small mahogany table and a very old-fashioned tabouret. Along the small wall, on both sides of the door, which, according to old style, Is low and narrow, there are two ordinary cushioned chairs. Placed sideways In the corner there Is a "whatnot," with glass doors, and along the wall, opposite the ottoman, stands a sofa, with a table before it, next to which la the door of the bedroom. On the lourth wall there is the greatest ornament of the room, a beautiful high pier glass, with marble consoles. In the window recesses are two small arm chairs, with little tables before them. The covering of the furniture is simpler than It would be In a second class hotel, being only woollen damask of a yellowish-green color, but there Is a beautliul new Brussels carpet in the room. OOLDKN FINNY COMPANIONS. There ia no other decoration, no other ornament In this, the newly lurnlshed Bitting and reception room of a mighty potentate. There is not even a chandelier hanging from the ceiling, which Is divided by heavy beams. Ah, yes, there s one other ornament, the small and plain glass globe which stands on the marble stand, and In which there are two pitiable goldfish, which, as the loquacious chambermaid informs me, were expressly provided (or the Emperor of Russia. But the room is spacious and lofty, and the gray paperhanglngs with gold decoration have a very good efTeot. AFTER THIS OOXES THE BKDHOOM, also hung with nice paper and possessing a pretty carpet, but which in every other respect is tar nlshed with only that degree of comrort which every other traveller expccts to find la the ^resent time. The bed, the resting place successively ot two Empresses and one Emperor, makes me long for my own Egyptian bed, with Its mosquito curtains, in my Berlin home. There arc In the bedroom a whatnot, a sofa, an easy chair, with a round table; between the windows a marble-top toilet table, and In the window recesses two small reund tables and cane-seat chairs. Such la the imperial bedroom. THE THIRD ROOM OF TUE 8Urr. Next to It there Is another room, with only one window, la which slept the two Adjutant Generals of the Emperor, and which Is now occupied by my daughter and her companion. These are the apartments of the Emperor, which were so much visited and admired. CHARM1NO MOUNTAIN VIEWS. Dnt they possess one beauty which glvej tbem a peculiar charm and fascination, that is, the magnificent vlow which one enjoys from their windows, and which extends from the garden that surrounds the hotel to the high and steep mountains which on all sides surround the narrow Lahn Valley. Exactly racing my window* stands a very line old weeping birch, from whose slim and long branches are suspended long, pretty green leave*, which, with their pedicles several feet long, remind me of the wonderful fox tails to be found In the gardens of th? Lateran, the so-called treni tti carainali, with the difference that the leaves of the Utter are red, bat, as a Berlin slang saying Is "It is the same shade in green.'* Around the stem of this tret trail ivl'd vines, which are almost as dense as a wall, and above these are the long, tender llghtgreen umbels of the "treni di canJinali" Of tho weeping birch. This tree makes a splendid and poetic impression, which gladdens the heart, however much care aud sorrow may weigh It down at other times. A VISIT KROK PRINCK OBORUS. Yesterday Prince Qeorge visited me, and hlR first look was dlrcctcd to tho small easy chair In tho window recess, when his generally clear and bright eyes took 4 ?*d ciprewiwo, , AUGUST 18, 1873.?TRIPLE 'Tills was the favorite Heat," be Mid, "of my aunt, the deceased Empress Alexandra. She used to sit In this small easy chair and would for hours gaze at that, her favorite tree, the weeping birch, .she realty loved this tree, and .used to say, *1 have much more beautiful apartments In St. Petersburg, which are magnificently famished, but no decoration in this world can give me such a view as this tree which the Almighty has planted ut there.' Poor Aunt Alexandra I what agonies did she sometimes suffer while sitting in this chair, regnrdlng the tree and the neighboring mountains!" I pointed In reverent silence to tbo portrait hanging above the writing table on the wail, whose only ornament It Is, to the Urge photographlo likeness of the Empress Alexandra which the proprietor of the hotel tiad procured out of attention to the Emperor. 1 know the original painting from which this photographic copy was taken. It Is a masterly executed water oolor painting, standing on the writing table of the late King Frederick William IV, lu Sans Soucl?a beautllul and at the same time torrtbio picture. HISTORICAL KHMINISCBNOKS. Who would believe that this deadly pale, corpse like face, with the sunken cheeks and the great lustreless eyes?this head, which at the back was covered by a close veil, resembling a shroud more than anything else?represented an Empress? Ah! but this Empress was but a poor human being, tormented by acute sufferings, who, as It la whispered, had the same malady which slowly brought -rr ? - 4t- J*' fy-f.tB- Tt Philip Second, King ol Spain, to the grave. The proud Empress bad for years the courage to conceal the sufferings she had to undergo and the ravages which the illness inflicted on her body, and when she at length gave it up there appoarod from beneath the artificial color, the lace veil and the artificial cheeks, the face of a corpse, and the blooming, rosy and healthy-looking Empress of yestorday was to-day but a mortally sick, deadly pale, decrepit woman. HBKTINQ TUB LATE BKPB8SS OF RUS9U. Some years age I met her here in Rms, and I can never forget the terrible Impression she made upon mo. Here was the weeping birch, which, as 1 look up from my wrltlntr table, U now before me. There I saw a small invalid's carriage, whose wheels glittered like gold, and which was covered with purple satin. The pretty little chariot looked more like the car of a Roman conqueror than the couch of a human being afflicted with a fatal disease. While I was yet standing there regarding , it there appeared under the door of the hotel a singular group. In the centre of it there was a tall woman, dressed in flowing black robes, tne features emaciated, deep black marks In the hollow cheeks, the large eyes lustreless, to repress, perhaps, s cry of agony; tbe hair combed back from the wrinkled forehead, enveloped la a large lace shawl. On either aide of her was a Russian, short, sqaarelj built figure, with a tierce, shy face. The suffering woman had an arm around eaoh one of these men, and thus was pushed forward, while behind her walked another Russian, wlili broad shoulders and powerful arms, ft very giant's form. Arrived at the chariot, they stop, and the giant steps forward to the woman, takes her In his arms as he would a child, and lifts her into tbe carriage, where he arranges the cushions for ber tenderly and carefully. The two other Russians pushed the chariot gently forward, the giant following as body guard, and thus tbe singular procession went over the yellow, crackling sand towards the Tark. "Who is that? Who iB this living corpset" I demanded or my oompanlon, who solemnly replied "She is the most powerful and the weakest, tbe richest and the poorest woman in the world. She Is the hopelessly stole Empress of Russia!" Tbe picture of his mother hangs over the Em peror'8 writing table, while the photographic likeness of his wife bangs over the divan In his bedroom. Does It sometimes remind the handsome and majestic Emperor or Schiller's words:? Die Tmucr 1st doch koin lc?rcr Walin, Und der Meuicli toll siu ubea Im l/cben f A LADT LAMENTS THE GREAT RUSSIAN'S DKFABTCRE. I have Just received a call lrom a handsome and spirited lady, who arrived at Ems some weeks before me. She was 4ellghted to find me In the apartments lately occupied by the Emperor, and as her eye fell on his portrait she smiled, and, sighing sofllj, ahe remarked "Ah l he was fascinating, the Emperor Alexander! And how gay and elegant Ufc was here dnring his sojourn I There Is not the shadow of it left as it was four weeks ago. Now Ems is tlresomo and sober, whereas then it was amusing, fascinating and attractive. A host of the most distinguished, wealthy and gay gentlemen surrounded the Emperor; splendid ladies, glittering with diamonds and aressed in silks and velvets, belonging to the highest aristocracy, yet without prejudice and every ready for amusement and enjoyment, were to be seen, and made the promenade look enchanting. Joyful laughter and joking, aa well aa flirtation, waro to be beard and seen everywhere. Every one wished to pieaso and to make him or herself agreeable. The most beautiful and lovely women tried to obtain one glance trom the Emperor, and were yei picuscu iu?i iiib invo our luiuiucu us nau ami gloomy expression, and tnat he never regarded nor recognized even the most marked advance." A MTSTBBI0C8 MACTIHUI. KKMAI.R. And then she went on whispering to me of a romantic story which had its origin here In Ems in a lonely villa in a sylvan retreat, of a fatrlyllke figure, which had only been seen (torn a distance and always deeply veiled, whose name even the Russian gentlemen did not know and who ' never appeared on the promenade, bat which conld be seen every afternoon In the shady arbor of the garden with a gentleman of high and Imposing form, bearing a marvellous resemblance to the Emperor Alexander, who, at that time, never appeared on the promenade. This gontleman was as jealous as a Turk and guarded his treasure with Argus eyes, and always went unaccompanied to the mysterious villa on the other aide of the Lahn. Even when he walked with her In the garden the tall figure of the lady was enveloped in what seemed a cloud of laces and veils, while her faee was shaded by a large lan. No one coald discover who this strange beauty was, and the gentleman guarded "the sweet mystery of his house," as the Turk calls his beloved wife, succcssiully against all curious and Idle looks. TUB OLITTKH, KT9TERT AND BEAUTY VANISH. But all this romance has now disappeared since the Emperor of Russia has left to visit the Empress at Jugenhelm, All the beautiful Russian ladles and their artato9fatlg eaters, following their __ I SHEET. Czar's example, nave also left, and the villa on the other tide or the Lahn stands empty, and neither sweet mystery nor mirth and laughter are to found any more in the shady walks of Its gardens. Poetical Ideas seem to havo left Ems with the Emperor; but a very sober and unoomfortable reality the rich Russian aristocracy have left behind them. HIGH PKIGIS FOR PBLNOX *MI> FKASAMT. j Ems is, these Summer months, probably the most expensive place In this world. The enormous prices which the hotel keepers charged, seemingly In celebration of tbe Emperor's presence, they have also kept up persUtently alter his departure. Yesterday, while paying my woekiy bill, I took the liberty of expressing to my landlord my astonishment at the stupendous prices charged, and told him that living was considerably chcaper In Vienna, cveu during and iimnodiately after the opening of the Exposition, than It 13 at prosent In Ems. "1 quite believe that," ho replied. "They can do it cheaper In Vienna, for they have strangors all the year round, whUo here In Ems we only have a few weeks. Bcstdjs this, we have to bear the misfortune of the stopping of the gaming tablos. In former years our prices were lower and we oonld well atford It; for then we had no rooms, no closots free?an attic was paid for like a saloon? ?UU TT13 WU1U UU UUilCi. 1UU ((UUilUUlCU YT 411/ UUUIO to play to pay Homage to Dame Fortune paid as without remonstrating or grumbling whatever we asked them, and hence we could charge the respectable people who came here for their health less. Out now only health-seeking patients come here, and at that wc have sometimes even rooms empty, and hence we must try to make up the damage done us by the closing of the tables." Tho remark which an acquaintance made to me on my arrival here came to my mind. He asked "Who is really rendered happy by the abolition of the tableaf" And I inwardly answered, "Certainly not tho purses of the .patients." with prosaic reflection I vrill close ttus letter, promising to speak to yoa next time or a royal poet who la staying here?natnoly, Prince Qeorge of Prussia. LOUISE MUHLBACH. | THE CRUISE OF '73. The New Tork Yacht Club Squadron at Newport?The Yachtsmen at Divine Service? Sailing Programme for Monday. Newport, r. l, August 17,1873. We have had lovely weather to-day, commencing with a pleasant northerly breese that, dying away at two P. M., was succeeded by a light air irora the southward that again gradoally gathered strength and settled down about southwest. On shore the snn was rather oppressive, and the saints plodding their way to ohurch beneath Its scotching rays had rather a hard time, compared to that enjoyed by some sinners lying off In the cockpit of a yacht under the shade of an awning and ffenned by a pleasant breeze. I do not for one instant mean to Insinuate that all the yachtsmen were sinners, as shortly before eleven A. M. at least a dozen gigs went ashore, carrying those who designed attending divine servlcc. All Saints' church appeared to receive the patronage of the yachtsmen; but, whether the attraction was the handBome ladies, for which the congregation is famous, or the prospects of a sermon from the Bishop or Rhode Island, 1 am unprepared to say. The church, however, waa crowded with the beauty and fashion or Newport, and, as the Bishop of Bhode Island did preach a very excellent sermou, the yachtsmen had no cause to conipluin. 111 me aitcrnoon the piazza or the ocean Ilouse was crowded, and irieml Bates wore a satisfied air, wore especially as be liad the pleasure or replying to the demand for rooms, made by some 0/ tho passengers 011 tbe morning boat, "All full; not even a cot to spare." The "Qermau" at Urs. Rernoehan's last evening proved a very charming reunion, lasting from nine o'c'.ock until twelve, and was attended by tbe upper tea of Newport. It would be Impossible to present a more heantlrui nautical spectacle than that presented by the New York \aclit Club squadron, lying quietly at anchor 111 Newport harbor. Tne fleet at present comprises the following yachts SCHOONERS. Name. owner. Olub. Alarm Rear Com. Kingsland... .N.Y.Y.u. Alice Mr. Alderidgu N.y.Y.C. Columbia. Lester Wallack N.Y.Y.C, Clio Aster and Uradhurst N.l'.Y.o. Dreadnought. .A. li. stock well N.Y.Y.C. Eva K*JJurd Ornbb ..N.l'.Y.C. Foam Messrs, Homans fl.Y, Y.C. Ojpsle II. Livingstone N.Y.Y.C. idlsr J. Colgate N.Y.Y.C. Josephine Lloyd Phoenix N.Y.Y.C. Madeleine J. voorhls, it N.Y.Y.C. Uadgle it. F. Loper N.V.Y.C. Ma?U KuCus Hated N.Y.Y.C. Palmer K. Stuyvesant N.Y.Y.C. Kambler M. H. Thomas N.Y.Y.C. Resolute A. ?. Hatch N.Y.Y.C. Tarollnta Messrs. K jut N. Y. Y.C. Tidal YVave....W. Voorhls N.Y.Y.C. Vision Mr. jstuvenson E.Y.C. Have E.Y.C. Belle E.Y.C. 8I.00P8. Ylndex R. Centre N.Y.Y.C, Vision Messrs. Alexandre N.Y.Y.C. Coming E.Y.O. rttetu vanrna Julia J. I>. binith N.Y.Y.C. Lurllne P. l'hoenix N.Y.Y.O. Ttie good poople 01 Newport must evidently be impressed with the opinion that tbe members of the New York Yacht uiub are very great sinners, as not satisfied witii tbe presenco ofa larfce number of the yachtsmen in church, they deputed one of their saintly lathers to make a pilgrimage around tbe yacht* and distribute tracts. This person, aUhough overturning with religion, was not an adept in thu handling of "ye Newport carboat," and in the ootir.se or his voyage succeeded in knocking the paint off a number of yachts, and also, by a well directed shot for the cockpit of the Alarm, upset an inkstand, staining decks, Ac., and on the whole ills mission was a failure. The nect start to-morrow morning for Martha's Vineyard, and in the evening the yachtsmen will go on shore and accept the invitation ol the proprietor 01 the Sea View House to the bail given In their honor. ACCIDENT TO THii YACHT Ij&EADffAPflHT. ritoviDKNCK, R. I., August 17, 1873. At the Marino hallway, in East Providence, this afternoon, the Yacht Dreadnanght was being taken np to clear the bottom for the expected re* gatta when a portion of the yacht's slender keel turned over and the yacht feel over on to tbe side oi the cradle, which was run back to the water, whpn thfl V0R4AI rlvhto?t with ininrw nnlw tn thn keel. THE HEW RAILROAD TUNNEL IH JEB8EY. Although Friday *u fixed as the day for bids, by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company, for the property along the projected route or the new tunnel through the hill In Jersey City, very few of the property owners came to negotiate a sale. Many transfers have already titken place, however, and the railroad officials Hay that the property owners thus far have not been unreasonable In their demands. Many of the owners arc ready to dispose of their property directly to the railway company, but they have no disposition to sell to private speculators, who proclaim themselves in league with the railroad authorities, and say that no one can get a good price lor his property cxeept he sells It through them. The money involved being about two millions, It Is of Importance, both to the stockholders and property owners, that it be expended in an open-handed manner. KIDNAPPISO IT ALLAH CHILDREN. The Italian Press on the Question la the United States. The following extract, showing the feeling in Italy relative to the traffic in Italian children, is taken from the aazxetta del ropolo (of Turin), of August 2, 1873:? -The Hifirrma, published In Rome, has a very strong article on tho traffic in children between Southern Italy and New York, which has reached enormous proportions since the installation of Consul General De Lura. For the present we .than simply greet, the Rlfnrma. At another time we rthuil diMcuss this question, and also that of tho American gold and high percentage which tho Consul exacts in payment for money orderj) to bq (a Luiouo ui gold," SUNDAY AFLOAT. The Gloriea of a Weekly Trip on the Water?How Metropolitan! Enjoyed Themselves Yesterday?On the Ocean, the Bay and the River?A Big Ship Meeting a Little Oneat Sea-Trial Trip of the Balloon Canoe. There was tbe usual Sabbath exodus of pleasure seokors Irom the city and there wan tUe aaual variety of routes patronized, tbe land liues being chiefly indulged in through the medium of that antiquated and slow, bat very uaefal institution, the street car. These, of coufoe, embraced trips to Manhattanville, High Bridge, liarlem and the top end of New York, as well a* tlao Brooklyn route to Coney Island. Bui the genuine pleasure wafl enjoyed only by those who were afloat. To a city toiler the most gratifying hebdomadal relief and exhilaration ia a trip on tne water. There Is a cessation or the noise and turmoil of streets; there is the rovlvliylng effect of the Iresli unchecked breezes that sweep over the surface of river, bay and ocean, and a soft, luxuriant ease la the movement of travel on lUe water that baa never yet been achieved In loooaiotlon on the land. And, aa a rule, the water excursionist has the advautage of being able to see the land, the foliage-clad hills and the habitations of men, while land excursionist* are not always favorod with waterscape to vary the monotony of the sccnery. With all these attractions for the public, and with such an admirable variety and vast extent of water all about them, It ts no wonder, then, that New Vnrtnra natrnniva nlAimrn oflne? ?? erally, and as they did yesterday. There is no other city on the face of the earth that at tho same time possesses a bay, two or three rivers, an ocean lalto like the Soand, and last (and of course not least), the vast ocean itself as the field of aquatic pasture. Ana such a buy! Unsurpassed by any In tlie world, either for extent or scenery* and equalled, probahly, by but two. And then the glorious Hudson for a river?picturesque, sort and luxuriant as tha Kbine. and In parts as tortuou? and mountain* locked ad the Straits oi Magellan, that lonely bat magnificent channel at the other cxtremitv of our hemisphere, whicn no one need care to visit after seeing, the Hudson Highlands. From eight to nine o'clock yesterday morning THE STREETS WEBB ALIVK with men and women and tamilies of little ones, equipped with bags and baskets, on their way to the different piers irom whence the excursion Voat* were announced to start. , The mammoth palace steamer Plymouth Bock leit her moorings, loot of Murray street, at halfpast nine o'clock, for Long Qranoh and the ocean, having on board something ilka Alteon hundred persons, and steamed ont In tho early sunshine with bunting streaming in the breeze, and leaving a wake of music behind her la the air. The assemblage wa? vefy Select, tno morning was propitious, and a good timo was evident everywucre. On her way down past tha government islands, the Narrows and the granite attiements or the fortifications on oither hand, the fingers of fair ladles toyed ceaselessly with their lorgnettes, as tney seemed to mark out for memory every beauteous feature of the ever-sliiiting panorama of scenery that rolled b?fore them. Staten Island loomed up green and grand In the early light, and the alternately green and blue streaked surface o/ the waters was rippled iaintly by TUB LIGHT BBE1UB. There were ships coming into port under sail jroui iue iur iiuiua 01 tne eariu, jacma una yawis with fleecy-white canvas scndded up and down on<l across the bay, and steamers witu prows turned to every point or the compass leit foaming furrows behind them as they cleft Hhe gleaming waters. Nearly one half of iter passengers disembarked at Sandy Hook and took the train for Long Branch, and the great steamer then moved out past bandy Hook to the oceau. It had been generally expected that there wduld be a very heavy swell ontelde "the Hook," as the sequonoe of the storms during the past week, bat nearly all were agreeably disappointed. There were, of course, some of TUB BR WK SORT OP PKOPLH on board who never experience seasickness, and of course they were very sorry the sea was so calm, as they wanted to witness the miseries of those who do not travel on "saa-legs," and whose stomachs are not nickel-plated, on passing the point the steamer stood straight out to sea, so M to "round" the lightship, and gave the floating iron Pharos and her solitary little crow a gun and some "mnslo by the band," as the programmes say. These lightship men seem to look with considerable interest fox the coming of the "Rock" every Sunday, as they then see more ladles and hear more music than they do all the rest of the week. Of course they respond to the salnte by a good, hearty ringing of their fogbell, and overybody is happy. Leaving the lightship, the big steamer heads in again towards the land, and in the course or an Hour reaches Long Branch, gay and brilliant, and tlien ensues tlie usual round of artillery salutes, the display of flags and the playing of the band all the way down the beach. The denizens of the great bathing resort swarm on the bluff along Ocean avenue and seem to feel a sort of acquaintanceship with the passing steamer, on which, probably, nine out of ten there have been passengers one day or another. OP OOmtSB "OBANT'S COTTAGE" Is R&luted at the southeasterly end of the Branch, and at first everybody asks ''What is that gun for?" Some one says, "Grant's oottage," and for his politeness in answering he Is next asked. "Which one Is ltt" He is told It Is "the one with the cupola," and that is the unklndest reply a man could mako, for right thero arn some four or live cottages, all having cupolas. Mot wishing to be considered a fool, the questioner usually says, in a dubious way, "On, t-h-a-t-'s it, is it?" and while he is looking at all five to see which la tho one the kindly iniormant moves away to promenade the saloon, and tne cottage and the other ones are passed. The steamer runs down to deal and the same jolly scenes are'enacted on bef return, and when she reaches Sandy Uook the excursionists have an hour during which they can scamper alongshore and hunt for shells, while the boat awaits tne Long Branch train. on her return yesterday, when Just 900th or Seabright, or between Long Branch and the former Elace, the steamer suddenly came upon a little oat, with sails set, and a crew of one man, that was probably tho tiniest crait that ever iloated 00 but UVvali. IV iWBOW UAO a wiiitk BCTrEKFLT cast ADRIFT at sea, and p.iaacl quite close to the steamer, attractlua intense attention, i bis little vessel is tha Donaldson, one ol the lifeboats to be carried on the contemplated transatlantic balloon excursion, and her single navigator was W. H. Donaldson, the young aeronaut who is to accompany Professor Wise. The boat is made of paper, "jtayed" with wood and is fourteen leet in length. Mr. Donald* son started lrom New York on Saturday on thU trial trip and proceeded to stateu Island. Yesterday morning he left (Quarantine Landing and mode Coney Island, where he remained until about noon. He then set sail lor Sandy Hook, but somehow missed his direction, most likely on account or the extreme lowness or his little ship in the water, as he states tlmt he was unable to see "shore'' any where when a mile or two out from the island, lie conld only see Nevorslnk Highlands. He sailed on, however, un< til be "fetched up" close to the Sandy Hook Lightship, six miles rrom the nearest land. Here, ascertaining nis bearing, he struck a bee line for Long Uranch and eU'ected a lauding directly opposite the ocean Hotel, his boat being upaet in the heavy snrf, bat not in any way in* jurtd. As the l'ljmouth Rock passed him he wai using his paddlo vigorously, and Koatlng, the Jolly bandmaster on board, who sees the point of a musical bon-mot, at once called on his orchestra for "Paddle Your Own Canoe." Of course they did, and bo did Donaldson. tub otdhr kxccrstow8 yesterday were ail equally well patronized, especially those whose route lay up the Hudson and on Long Island Sound. The Jesse Hoyt and Thomas Collyer each carried crowded human irelghts of pleasure seekers up th? river to Nowburg, the trip embracing the moat at tractive portion of tho river. Landings were made at Yonkors, Hastings. Cornwall, Ion* Island and other points on tue way. The steamers TwlU?nt and Charles Chamberlain carried out hosts of man, armed "wltli bob, Una and sinker," to the Fishing Banks, but it was not the greatest day ever seen lor "bites." The Seawanhaka went up the Sound, maktna landings ot College Point, Great Neck, City Island, Sand's Point and uienwood, and the Ameilcus took down some heavy cargoes of clam eaters and bathers to Kockaway. PROSPBOT PARK YE8TERDAY. The line weather of yesterday had the effect ol attracting an lmmenso crowd to the Park. It la estimated that the number of visitors exceeded forty thousand. They sauntered along the walka^ trudged up Cotiagc Ilui, visited the Dairy 01 lounged beneath the shade trees lining the various drives, watching the riders passing through to the Coney Island road. Others proceeded on a more pretentious scalc and rode about .the Park In those unwieldy looking but decidedly comiortable ventcles known as tne Park stages, which leave irona the pluaa every twenty minutes and make tu? tour of the grounds In about an hour. Everybody there seemed to be happy. Even the stern brows of tho members of the "Sparrow Police" (as tho Park officors are facetiously termed) relaxod as they strutted about, much to the merriment of the crowds of small boys, making an Immense display 01 their authority by ordering people off tho grata* borders of the walks and endeavoring to intimidate horsemen, who would hardly hesitato to driva ovor them If they failed to get out of tho way. The < Park never lookod moro beuutitul than it did yes. terday. Few such fine days remain this season when the beauties 01 this great breathing place ol Brooklyn can be so enjoied as tUoy wore v ester jm bj tlic luuiutudvs of Deouiq.