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Presently, gpssips added that the
Princess Wilhelm spent far too much
time with M. Assonivitchi, the Rus
sian military attache.
The Russian military attache was
suspected and detected in suspicious
proximity to improvement plans for
the coast defense monitors.
The military attache resigned and
Prince Wilhelm and his wife left
court for a tour of Swedish naval
At one port a boy officer, smitten
with the princess' beauty, showed her
a secret collection of photographs of
the huge incomplete fortress which,
in the event of invasion, would be the
final base for Swedish military opera
tions. The lovely princess quietly carried
off the pictures.
The young officer confessed his in
discretion to his chief and under
orders asked that his snapshots be
"My dear boy," explained Marie of
Russia. "I have not got your photo
graphs they are already in Petrb
grad." Naval commander and boy lieu
tenant waited upon the minister of
the fleet. His excellency consulted
Prince Wilhelm. But both decided
that the king (then Oscar) was too
old and too ill to be told.
Time passed. The old king died.
Gustave V came to the throne.
In September, 1913, Prince Wil
helm, intent on training himself to
become commander-in-chief of his
brother's army, assembled in his
study data of national importance.
Suddenly a document of supreme
military importance was discovered
misplaced. Consternation over
whelmed the royal brothers. Their
small nephew, Wilhelm's only son,
hastened to reassure them. He had
watched his mother handling that
That night Prince Wilhelm con
fessed all he knew to his brother the
Next day the Prince and Princess
Wilhelm left Stockholm for Berlin,
the little prince remaining in the de
In Berlin Wlihelm of Sweden began
divorce preliminaries on the ground
that their sympathies were incpm
patable. Prince Wilhelm returned to Stock
holm where he lives with his only
child absorbed in the hurried altera
tion of Sweden's fortresses and plans.
Princess Wilhelm, now Princess
Marie, went from Berlin to Paris.
Later she returned to Berlin but a
week before the war was declared
she fled into Russia.
The most dangerous spy in Europe
had returned to her cousin and mas
ter, the czar.
HOLD NEGRO IN AX CRIMES
St. Louis, Mo., March 22. Loving
Mitchell, negro, arrested yesterday,
charged with murder of Wm. F. Daw
son, Mrs. Dawson and their daugh
ter, Georgia, 13, at Monmouth, 111.,
on Sept. 30, 1911, one of "ax mur
ders." which have sweDt five states.
' There have been thirty similar
crimes since 1911 and all identical in
nearly every detail. At time of crime
at Monmouth police found, electric
searchlight scratched with words,
"Colorado Springs and Lovey."
Mitchell denies knowledge of crime.
HELD ON SERIOUS CHARGE
Frank Adair, former groom for Ar
thur Meeker of Lake Forest, was ar
rested while keeping an appointment
with Aagot Kailman, his former
sweetheart, last night at Dearborn
and Madison sts. Miss Kailman is a
tablemaid employed by Thomas
Brown, coffee merchant.
Adair is being held on serious
charges at the detective bureau. He
says that he has not given up his in
tention of marrying Aagot.
Seymour Stedman will talk before
Woman's party of Chicago at Hamil
ton hall, 4737 Broadway, tonight. '
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