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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 26, 1912, Image 9

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Look upom these pictures, .lad
ies ahd gentlemen. Yb'tfsee the
duke of .Connauglit, uncle-of the
king of- England," -wearing ' top
hat and overcoat. and " our .own
royal son, the ge'ntieman in the
J. P. Morgan, jnpand-Duke:
Young'PJerp'sJih IrontV.
top hat and walking vcoar, John
Pierpont Morgan, jr.
The?picttires were snapped in
New Yorkwhere the'duke's pdrty
,were(entertained by the flower of
American dollarized aristocracy.
In New York-the-royal English
.party visited- t theJ home of
iVVhitelaWv-Reid; -ouj.-,;Anerican
ambassador, who stretches and
purrs like a great cat before the
fireplace of 'noble lineage.
During the visit young Morgan
took them to see the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in Central park.
Morgan feels a proprietary inter
est' in this museum, which is a
public- institution in a public
park, because King Morgan has
donated. quite, a number of fine
work's-of 'art to the institution
and. has ong been.bn, the board
of 'directors. ,
Three days a weektne public is
charged'25 cents admission to the
museum arid the day of the royal
visit happened to be charge ad
mission day.
By order of-Morgan the great
public galleries were cleared, so
that the duke's party need not
come in contact with any mere
American. When they entered
the room where Rosa Bonheur's
masterpiece the "Horse Fair," is
hung, a woman -was standing be
fore the great canvas, oblivious of
the presence of royalty.
A guard rushed up to her and
excitedly whispered: "You will,
have to leave! This room is en
gaged for the duke of Con
naught's -party. Mr. Morgan
wants them to be alone in the
room. You will have to go!"
The daughter of Uncle Sam re
plied: "Lpaid 25 cents to come in
here and I understand this is a
public institution. I am an Am
erican woman and I refuse to. bow
to this 'duk'e or to Mr. Morgan. I
vwill not leave this roonir" .--, -
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