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'The dfscriptionj; ofjthe "king,
and of thfe'simple business "suit he
had chosen to "wear, was given to
eyery 'reserve poIicemaninHam
burgand they were sent out with
instructions ' to search' "every
where. . '.. ,
The highways and byways 'of
H a m b" d'r'g were combed thor
oughly, wMe the-anxiety and
fear at the royal'sufteabthcHara
burger Hofi mounted higher and
higher. . . j . .
"Then the hospifals""were search
ed; ahds still there' was no trace of
the, 'King-of Denmark.
Until at' last, at 3f:30 o'clock thfs
morning, four and one-half hours
after the-king had tiie'd, the po
liceman who-kicked hfm as-he lay
. there "dyingheard-of the search.
'A .valet and a chamberlain of
the' royal.' cpurt were senf-at top
speed'fq,the harbor-front morgue.
The attendant at the' morgue
was asked'for permis'sion to view
the bodies. He tea'dily gave it,
an'd turned on the' rights', and
drew back th'e'sheet that covere'd
the bodies of the five''uriknowns."
The chamberlain dropped'to his
knees. ' " i
"It is -the king," he gasped.
-Then followed such a scene as
tRe harbor front- morgue never
has witnessed before, and neveris
likely to' witness' again. " -
The morgue, attendants, pale
faced ana! fearful cried aloud' that
tfiey weer'not responsible, that
they "were not toblame. The dead
king's valet became .hysterical.
The police were sent for, and the
mayor of Hamburg.-"
The mayor and -the police soon.;
restored order. -The -body was
transferred swiftly from the
House"6f .Suicides to the royal
suite at the Hamburger Hof. And r
the anhouncement.was gjven out
that the'k'ing had "died m'h'is bed. -
HuF'the nevys could-not be kept '
quiet. T'Hdtel servants" and others
talked,-and the true story spread?
It vas confirmed when Dr. Se-
The Widowed Queen, Dowager
tligman gave to representatives of
me unuea.irress xne siory 01 incj
last moments of Denmark's jnoi'
King Frederick and iris Queen
and two' daughters reached Ham--,
burg-Monday. They were on their
way to Copenhagen from Nice.
Last February - Fre'deripk was
stricken with pneumonia. He-