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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. DECEMBER 23. 1000.
jrraroagrep riace Arlbert's Divorce aiv ers. J& ft loyalty Rvas a Divorce Mill of Its Owiv King Divorce Lawyer aid Divorce Judge m 7. low lioyal Divorces Are Conducted Women Always Get the Worst of It They Alose Can Do Wrong, the Men Never. .1 i Almost Everv Roval Famsiv Mas One or More Divorcees. J&J&J&&J M 1 gggjESETO ' Mf One, 11 V k A r- If v . r A. .itf fistSAj3ri3) WITHOtrti BRAWl 'half a Wan fh Baelin. Deo. U BatBn'a oanaa oelabr U Bmv aad tha Qseetf a gimaddanghtar, Prlnr cms Arlbwt'CC .lrrmTt that -a-aa, as now a, TOmcst ayi Trtnce makes a beast a fetmsslf co that his wife, cut of sheer Vftf Date, Is ccmpelled to leave him. then the ardent law that tha "King can Co co sjaaeag" Is applied sxd the woman li pnscflr mad out to bo the gusty portyi 3fca process) Arttertflgurad a defendant B tt dlverce suit that was before the jfslsn Buprame Ccurt of Jadlcaturaj In Iftteniiiii, these last few weks, giving (ha oaaCy Dessau oSdal -azotte occasion to announce In Its most official. Italics that-his Highness, not her Highness, hod askaA for a dissolution of marriage. Rrmceaa Arlbert Is tha first sd only ona f Qseea Victoria's grandchildren, cousins and nlecaa, to become n. divorcee, but sha had co need of a, Brougham and Denman to dafand her, even though her huabacd was her accuser In a petty, disreputable way as Oacras XV was Queen Carouse's Kraesls la a boss, dlsrepiutcbla way. Tha proceedings took place before tha pan court, "open" la bo far as a few pro cessors of statecraft and jurists of high standing 'were admitted. Lawyers In gen eral and the publlo were excluded and the newspapers were asked cot to comment on tha case. It was easy for them to comply, as coca oould set near enough to have even a, whiff of tha courtroom's air. But before tha evidence against his son IWas half in, the Duke of Anhalt stopped jrooaeCIngs and took tha law in his own hands, claiming that as a reyal Prince, u 'Alttert was above the ordinary courts of k. tba land. At tha tame time he pronounced I AMbert'a marriage with Frlncoss Louisa of BAJeawhj-Holsteln dissolved anil, adjudging tha Princess to hava been it fault, debarred her from contracting a new marriage on AnhaK toll. This, elves Prlncees Loutie vir tual fraedom, for after the experience aha has had with ona member of the Anhalt temtlr, aha certainly doesn't yearn for an other. At tha Interrupted trial In Potsdam, and hefore the Ducal House Court In Dessau, her Highness was represented by two coun selors of tha Berlin British Legation, while Arafcaasxdar Sir Lascelles represented the -Baalish royal family. Tho Kaiser, who as omts some sort of parental authority from The Weather Mslsy Says Weather Resembles Women. ""WIS TOR THE SUXUAT imt'liULIC. "Tat, I know that I look healthy and that 1 o not losa any In wehrnt. and conse- oanHy the- publlo haa no sympathy for a wnen tha weather refuse to follow my JW-Utracni. - J. Hyatt, tha local forecast official. holteejstal).03. the winds. rains and -wws, delivered himself of this small ?-f-cons6liUon with a dejected air. "It Is not my fault that I don't appear to have a hard time of It," he continued, -t I do. Just the same. "Some people have tha mlsforttma to liva dally Hfe 0f contact with worry, and "t to all appearances they have a snap. nr. take me for a shining instance. Hero spend my days in this garret trying" to out Just how much confidence I en Place in tbo observations that aro 'f k W .AVAl the fact that both parties are near relatives of his. appointed his House Minister, Count Wedell, moderator, and his Kxcellency asked the court to g-o Into camera, when ever the aoverelcn dignity eeems to be threatened by tha evidence forthcoming. Prince Arlbert was represented by Minister of State Dootor von Koaerlts, and a host of legal talent from his anc'tral duchy, a territory that rivals Staton Island In area. population and Importance. Princess Arlbert now lives under the pro tection of her father. Prince Christian, nt the British Embassy. "IVhlle the trial lasted both drove to the Potsdam depot every mornlnff early in Sir Lascellcs's coich. An other coach, belonglns to tha embassy, awaited them at tha Potsdam Bide. On his part Prince Arlbert still retains the Kaiser's livery, in accordance with an offer made by his Majesty on tha occasion of tho couple's marriage. At that time Quten Victoria ?iw financial disaster ahead because the scant ily endowed household would be obliged to keep up a stable of from eighteen to twenty horses, v. hen William enme nobly forward profferlns tho use of his own equipage. Blnca tha Arlberts ceased to Itva together, the head of the house alone Is starved ac cording to stipulations. Court In rnll Dress. Tha court in Potsdam presented an un usual spectacle. Tho Judges wore new ellk enssoefcs and ermine, sorao even wcro dec orated with long gold breast chains and crosses and stars. Tha Ministers of Statu had on court gala, gold embroidered coats, satin breeches and white stockings, whllo the attorneys looked gorgeous In volumln ms gowns and black "bcrettap." At both sides of tho Judges' dlas and along tho walls of tho courtroom soldiers In full panoply were drawn up; they presented urms e.ery tlmo tho Court spoke. The troopers as well as the guards outside were Pol's, warranted to understand nothing but their native tongue. Prince Arlbert was Invariably dressed In the swaggrrlng uniform of tho Queen's Guard Drcgoons, his narrow cli5t covered with decorations. Near him sat his court marshal, a Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry. This gentleman, Chamberlln von Knoblo-h, Is supposed to know more about Arlbert's hidden virtues, particularly sobriety, faith fulness and klndnr3, than nnjbody else In the world. AH gentlemen but one not rn tltled to wear uniform, went to court In full evening dress. Including white tie nnd lat ent leather pumps. Puch is the etiquette of the Fatherland. Of course. Princess Arlbert very properly taken twlca each day. Of course, asido from Joking, a great percentage of the pre dictions mado turn out correct In their en tirety, but If they happen to fall a llttls short tho publlo wonders what good thero Is la the Weather Bureau. "It cannot be denied that a greater por tion of tho daily prediction proves correct, even If it does not all come as I say It will. Now, thero was the snow that I pre dicted for several weeks ago. I said that there would be rain, probably turning to snow, with colder weather. Well, the rain came all right, and thero was a drop In tho temperature, but because the snow failed to materialize the publlo overlooked tho rain and change to colder weather and mentally put mo down as a false alarm. "I will explain how that snow happened to go astray. Ton see, we have to con tend with what wo call Highs and Lows. 1 .P rm tiiis mrnmn declined to masquerade. Throughout tha proceedings ho wore black or dark brown silk and small, becoming hats and her lady-ln-waltlng. 1'rauleln von Caprlvl. was gowned In the same quiet fashion. Much to tha Kaifer'a annojance. It Is said. Prince Christian appeared In court In his cus tomary long black frock coat, though Wil liam aked him to wear English or Prus sian General's uniform, or at least thet of "his" guard lancers. In his Majesty's eyes b. person without brass buttons Is only half a man. Tlio Charg-a Asjalnst tha Princess. Of" the half dozun causes for divorce rec ognised by Grnnn law and, at tha sams time, by the Protestant Church, to which both parties belong, willful desertion was that which was charged against tha Prin cess. Princess Louisa left her husband on threa different occasions, once to go to tho Medi terranean, again to come to America, and again by seeking tho protection cf the Eng lish Embassy for tho avowed purpose of committing tho legal offense that would cu ab'o hT to shako her dlsreputablo husband. The countercharges were merely advanced to secure Princess LoulsVs dower rights and to present her husband, or ei-hushand, from claiming an j thing that's her own now or that che may possess In future. tuecii I.nvr Princess Arlbert. It la understood that Queen Victoria has remembered Prince's Louisa In hor last will and testampnt with a substantia! amount, which Prince Arlbert would be glad to collect. If ho wero given tho ihanco. For that reason ho waj forced to bring Btilt now. whllo his wife Is still poor. If his own pleasure bad bcn consulted, ha would have waited until Queen Victoria's death. But the Queen, with her uaiiu! shrewdness, saw through Arllert's manemers and consented to let tho cao go on during her llfctlm. een thong" el.o Is ery much opposed to eiiviirco and has often boasted that nono of her children or grandchildren, cousins or nieces. Ehall b allowed to throw oft tha marrlrPi rclco after onco shouldering It. It is ulso well Known that her Majest)' doors have been barred against dlvcreecs as long as Mie la on tlia throne. Whither tho In junction will prcall In future li not known at this writing. Tho PiinctVa countercharges further more tended to bunion her husband with the ost of the proceedings, which otherwise vn.ild hae been charged up against her Highness, they are icry considerable, lis tho titiM-'.ed gentlemen enumerated aro entitled to big fets for their Fori, ices, bVsldrs rails" ago end other expenses. As a divorce for ordinary folks coms from Ho thousand to sd: tl'ousjiid murks in Germany. It's easy to flgur out that that of a Princess re quires at least !le or ten times tho amount. I'rliicrnn tit Siurel. That the Princess -rsonally had to tes tify ngtlnst her husband, was cne of the worst features of the proceedings. Think of nn innocent, iilglimlnded woman of Princess Loulo's station In life testifying abemt tho o-gles and debaucheries that sent tho lato h redltary I'rinco of Saxc-Coburg to an early grave, for Prlnco Arlbert was ona of tho chief ilgures in that clrclo of degener utes, as ho Is to-day a member of all secret They are different conditions of tho at mosphere. As, a general thing they travel from west to cast, following tho motion of tho earth, nnd a High will almost invarln lil follow a Ivv. That is to say. It Is at tracted by it. You have aa example In the I.ekleness of a high If ou compare It to a man and a Iow to somo beautiful but un certain woman. The most uttractlvo Low will rertalnly catch the High or greater number of them. Just as a society beilo will attract men. They causa all of my trouble. 1 look at my observations and read my dally reports and see that thero are several I-ovrs bowing and dancing round this country, nnd then I begin to wonder which of them aro going to catch tha Highs. Tho latter seem to etand round In an uncertain way. as men do at a ball or reception, as it trjlng to make up their mind which woman they want to talk to." "Here is whero my troublo comes In. I know to a certainty that tho Lows are going to have tho Highs dancing attendance upon them, but which ones Is ths problem for me. "Take my snow that I spoke of. I knew that thero was a High up over Montana and a Low off tho northern coast of Cali fornia. We also had a Low over Missouri, and I predicted that tho latter would at tract that High. Well. It did. and then again Msitxjffssgxsiii littUUKiHUWURHTi EBi MM&M. mi l rs J I atx4 tv.-'-X.-Aa ?rxm&SK2 vS l-MO-l gambling and profligates' clubs In Eertln and Potsdam. That he Is utterly devoid of character and cannot withstand temptation In any ehapo or form, be It wine, women, faro or usurers' offerings. Is tho only excuse even his friends make for him. If he weren't a Prince nearly related to the Kaiser, every clubd&or would ba closed against him. It he came to buy a box of cigars in any other but the Kin poror's equipage, r.o dealer would give him credit unless ha had an offer of the tltlo of Ducal Purveyor black on whlto. Yet this dark-complexicnrd sheop can keep his place In one of tho proudest regiments, and his wlfa must submit to the indignity of being divorced by him, "that rojulty must savo Its face." such as It Is. Queen Louisa used to ray: "There Is no povorty greater and harder to bear than that on tho steps of the throne," and Prin cess Arlbert haj had her full fhara of It. Though tha Anhalts aro rich by sharp practice thoy euchered O.elr subjects out of tho greator part of tho publla domain, con verting It to thalr own ue, several centuries ugo the Duke gave Arlbert but little out eldo of a homo when ho got married. The Princess had to ray the greater part of tho household expenses out cf her own meager Income, whllo his Highness obtained pocket-money by borrowing from Peter and Paul, by running Into debt and by rawnlng everything not actually nailed to tho wall or floor. Tho Anhalt palace In Berlin I3 an ugly two-story building on Schlftbauer Ufer, which latter, as a residence streot, corre sponds to Fourth avenue In New York. Tho Arlberts occupied tha second etory with their titled servants, two footmen, a cook and reurnl maids. ItO'al equipages wero frequently seen ar riving at and leaving tho paloco In day time, when tha Princess was making calls or went out thopplng attended by her lady-In-waiting, but except nt the groat court festlx ltles the young couple was nuver seen together, and evn on ruch rare occasions tha Prince paid llttlo attention to his hand omo wife. Ho openly boasted that his sympathies wero with the anti-English party at court, that Is, a set of men nnd women who make It their business to de rldo everything not pronouncedly and of fensively Prussian. Tills Is the same rarty that hounded poor Emperor Frederick to death nnd keeps alive tho enmity between the Kaiser and his Imperial mother. From this you may Imagine tho position young Princess Arlbert found herself In when sho exchanged her lovely homo In Windsor Park for the second-story flat on Schlft bauer I" for, Berlin. As Princess Arlbert and tha Kmpress didn't pull well together, her Highness nas Beldom Invited nt court. Indeed, the greater part of tho year sho sat In her lonely apart ment, far removed from Berlin society quar ter?, a victim of most tantalizing ennui. Princess Loulso likes the theater, she Is fond of music, but her husband dln't see tit to take her to tho plaj house or to some of tho season's great concerts. Only once or twice In a twelvemonth she went to tho opera with the imperial party that was all tho amusement provided for her. Tho Prince, on tl o other hand, cut a largo dasb In tho glided circle. As proceed It dbl not. Tha California Low wanted soma attention, so It began to exercise Its wiles, nnd tho result was that tho High did not know which ono to go to, so It compromised by dividing and going partially to both. A man might not bo able to do exactly this at tho same tlmo. but ho can manage two girls if ho knows how. Tha consequence was wo only got enough of that Montana High to make It colder and brlnj a little rain. The greater portion went to the West ern belle, and the reports show that there was a heavy snow on the Paclllc Coast, with a great drop In tha temperature. The storm was co severo that the next day many wires were down and wo did not get our usual reports from that section of tho coun try. "There Is no one who can deny the use fulness or general correctness of tho fore casts of the Weather Bureau. Wo have over 200 stations In this country where ob servations are taken twlco in every twenty fours hours at exactly tho sama time. Our Instruments ara so reduced that we are able to make correct comparisons. Wo keep a very close watch on tho weather and man. age to tell what It Is up to. but then, sou know, tha elements. Ilka a woman, aro very uncertain, and Just as you are suro that you have them it changes its mind and then well, that's another story." - yf-f '. -N ?&?& $ " .' f 7 y. . .M WW mV! iv- m LSI -j ings before the court rroved, he seldom ar rived nt hv.mo le'foie ; or 3 o'tlotk In tho morning, when his condition was such that ids ehaceur and footi'u n had to carry him upstairs more often that not. As she ob jected to halng mulo servants In her bed Joom. the Princess after a few weeks of married life, refused to occupy tho Fame cliatnbT with her husband, which was ce tulnly a very natural uud legitlni'ile htnnd to take for a lady, but Prince Arlbert's at tern"ys, nevertheless, fashioned 11 club out of it, accusing her Hlghiii ss of wilfully neglecting her marital duties. Dili tlic Princess Visit n Music IlnllT Another article of the bill of complaint said that her lllgluus had at ono tlmo vMted the Winter Garden Music Hall with out her husband or a gentlcman-ln-walting. This is n place of n:nuemei:t like Koster -fc llial's In New York. Tha Princes admit ted that she occupied a Iks; there on 0110 occasion with I'raulcln von Caprhl. Thev went In a plain carriage, though, and wero so veiled as not tu bo recognizable. Be sides, her Hlghencss's English groom stood t'liard at tho door to prevent intrusion. Such, said tho Princess, wns unsought by anybody, though she saw a number of array men. among them her husband, go Into other boxes occupied by deml-mondnines. At that point tho Ducnl Minister of the house. Doctor von Ko'eritz, rose nnd. In tho namo of his sovereign, declared that he couldn't rcrmlt ths taking of further evi dence. So tho court uiljourned, and a few days afterwards Prince and Princess Arl bert, their relatives or.d legal representa tives, were summoned to Dessau, where tl.o Duko In person reviewed tho ws as far us It went and then pronounced the dccli(u already set forth. DitUe-'a frnrronlty. Prlnces Arlbert Is graciously permitted to remove her mil goods andu battels nnd tl'O remnants of tho dovvery she brought hr husband. Sho will make her homo In Italy for somo tlmo and then return to ,icr par ents' roof. Meanwhile, tho KaUer is exer cising Ills authority to Keep her Highness s brother, Albert of Sclibsvvlg-llolsteln. from making good his preimiw.- to teach the Pritno a lesson, sword or pistol in hand. He id n, lusty joung fellow and expects to mako short work of his ev-brother-ln-Iavv It h gets n ch.inee. he-ther the two of flo rs shall be permitted to light will le de cided by u military tourt of bono.-, which, of course, will respect tho Kmpe-or'a wl-hes. William Is a d cliltsl adveicato if tho eluel for ordinary mortals, but whero his own flesh and blood Is eoncorred, be llk.s to temporize. Probably tho cenirf o honor will llml against Irlnce Albert, but that won't keep him from slapping Arlbert's faco tho very next time they meet, then light ho must or quit the army. Other Itfi'll IllTfircres. This Is the Fecond divorce In royal clrcl's within a few weeks the other freel "I.ss Alice Heine of New Orleans, from the g-iin-b!cr I'rinco of Monaco. Princess Alice is tho widow of the Due do Itlchelle-i b. foro bho sueceedcl I-idy Mary Dougl is-ilamllt.n on tho throne of Monte Carlo, hat. i.nlikc tho tirst Princess, her marriage has no is Mie. Iidy Mary, now Countess Tas-ilo Festetlcs. Is tho mother of tho hereditary JUBILEE JUGGINS, J SPENDTHRIFT. 5 5 Fndoubtedly one of the treatest spend thrifts Iondon lias ever seen was Ernest Benzon. better Known as "Jublleo Juggins." In Io-s than two years this reckless youth ran through a sum of more than $1..C"". At first the ordinary Individual can hardly conceive how It Is possible for a man to spend ?!".) n week, unlers he Is either es tablishing a large business or undertaking somo great commercial enterprise. But "Jubilee Juggins" did nothlnz of tho kind; he spent, says TIt-Blts. hit quarter of a million on enjojlng himself on tho turf and elsewhere. Benzon's llfo story or, at least, a brief portion of it Is, Indeed, a romantic one. lib father. It appear, was a famous metal merchant, but died when Ernest was qulto a boy, leaving an Immense fortune, to 1m divided equally between an adopted daugh ter and his only ron. Young Benzon was brought up by an aunt, who held decldedly Tecullar -views. Eho never informed tho boy of the riches that awaited him, nnd durlrg his Infancy every penny he had was doled out with tho utmost penuriousness. His clothing was poor ?&?, .?&&&zF& rJsfe-iS m A .'A m & :c lI "IW tt i -7 w K: fm Prir.ca of Monaco. Louis by name. Shu lelt her husband n week after their nuptials, nnd the Papal Court pronounced the disso lution of their marrlaga ten yca-i later. Then as now, no reason for the dlvorco was given, but it's quite well understooi that women's chief objection to the Prli.cs are his uncouth habits. He was never known to wear n clean shirt, collar or harrtker chlef. and his clothes are usually In a dis graceful state. A royal candldito for divorce now clamcr Ing for freedom is Princess Maria of Meck-lenburg-Strelltz, a cousin of the Duke Hen ry, whom Queen Wllhelmlna selected for consort About two years ago Princess Marie married Monsieur George Jametel. a rich Frenchman who, for n consideration, acquired the prlvllego of calling himself an Italian Count. Just before her engagement her Highness scandalized Europe by her liaison with one of her father's greims of the clnmber, a man named Hecht. Now t-ho Is tired of Jametel and wants to rens fiirno her former rank. In this cae affairs nro complicated on account of tho fact that Jnmetel Is a Catholic, whilo tho Meekien burgers are Lutherans. Also beeauo the pair was married in England uccording to both Lutheran and Catholic rite-". IXmbtl-ss tho Grand Duko of Mecklenburg wll". dis solve the marriage, now th it Jatnettl Is .10 longer needed or wanted, but it's a quttl'on whether tho decree will hold good anvwhero outside 1 f the Princess's country. Historic llliorees Aiimiiik lioyulty. f course, everj lody ktuns that Napoleon divorced Josephine and his goo I luck, but tew people, nsido from students of hl3tcry. nro nvvaro that a divorced woman onco sat ilium tho throno of Catholic Austrlt. She was Empress f.irollne Augusta, consort of Krnnels I. by birth n Prlnce-s of Bavaria. Her lirt huh.inl was King William I of Wurttimlierg. who divorced her for tho love she lHire to his Austrian colleague 0:1 til-- throne. The two courts got along bet ter than ever after the marriage, iiarticu larly as William mado hnsto to marry ac.'iln. Ills ceciind brldo was Catherine, a daughter of Czar Paul of Rn-Ia, whoo brother Constantino rescinded the right to Micces-dnn In order to marry Countess Grur.dzjnsk after tho Holy Sjnod in St. Petersburg hid consented to dtvorco Mm fr-im Princess Julia of Saxe-Coburg. The latter was robbed of her superior rank and station In life for no legii reason whatever there were nbsolutulv no grounds for ll vorco save hfr husband's passion for tho other woman, jet Julia wns packed off to her mother and a rather shabby jienslon was all the satisfaction she ever got. Fur thermore, she was forbidden to marry agalu. Tho Kaiser hns had several divorces In Ms family. Frederick William III divorced his first wife. Elizabeth of Brunswick, for and mean, his education was ,in thing but what It should have be n. and such ae qualntanee.s as he was allowed to have wero of the wrong sort. When he was IS ears of 1 age lie discovered, quite by accident, that his fither had dl.d u millionaire, and that when he became of sice he would Inherit a sum of more than Jl.Eo.il'O. Naturally, the. boy lost his head on dis covering tho truth, which had been kept from him o that the fortune might grow. Within :i week the joungster spread tho news rapidly. Not only did his credit be come limitless, but the money lenders fair ly sought him out to prss loins upon him. Ills guardian and relatives lost all control over him. and before he was 21 Beizon had siK-ceeded In running Into debt to the tune of tlT3.CW. Of his share of $l,zn.fr r..O was ready cash. JIiit joung fellows, even of extrava gant Ideas, would have made that sum do for a lime, but within twenty-four hours Benzon drew out t2Tii).H) to pay the Iebts of his minority, and to meet the expenses of a trip to Australia. He then left in negotlab e se-cinlties almost Jl.0oo.no. but In two jears he was "dead broke." Mot of his vast fortune was lost by gambling. During the first four days of his stay In Australia Benzon lost CO.OuO by bettlng on tho race courses. In a few months he had dropped $325,000 under tha Southern sun by placing; his moneyxon the HAD TO ARRV HIM UPOTAIRD more: often tu a pm rNirkT '"""' :w,4l reasons that would procure a decree In Neir York to-day, and Just fifty ".ears ago Prlnca Albert of Prussia found himself In the sama predicament. His spouso was Marianne of the Netherlands, who had brought him sev eral millions. Afterwards her royal High ness married her groom the same who had cost her her rosltlon. This brute turned out to bo a drunkard and wlfebeater. and the couplo led a mest unhappy extstenoa for many jears to come. Princess Louise of Prussia, who resides In the royal castle of Wiesbaden, is also a divorced woman. In 1S3I Fhe married Land gravp Alexis of Hesse, but. live years later, his Highness appealed to the courts, pray-" irg that the marrlngo yoko bo taken from his shoulders. Old King William thereupon constituted himself high lord divorce Judga nnd dissolved the marrlaga of tha Ill matched couple. As a matter of fact, thero Isn't a royal family In nil Europo that hasn't ona or nioro divorces on Its records. That tha lata , Crown Prince 1'udolph of Austria moved f heaven nnd earth to secure a divorce from Stephanie. Just before his life was ended, at Mejerllng. Is a circumstance as well "known j" as that the King of I'oumanla threatened, to divorce Carmen Sylv.i In consequence of the Vacarecu fcandal. some ten jears ago. If div orces for Catholics weren't so difficult ( to procure. Princess Philip of Coburg would not be Incarcerated In an Insane asylum. As it is, she may have- to stay thero many jears unless hor husband Ins tha good tasto to die. i)n the whole. Princess Arlbert's relatives would loo!: upon her divorce as an unmiti gated blessing If It wasn't for tho fact that a joung relative of her Highness may want to emulate Louise's example, namely, tha Grand Diuhcss of Hesse, born Princess VIc-toria-.Mellta of Edinburgh. Sho can't get ah ng with her husband at all and it Is even asserted that the royal couple sometlmea comes to blows In the course of a heated argument. It happened once at tha Darm stadt opera-house, within full view of a thousand or more Ioal subjects. Failure to pnduce an heir to the crown Is said to bo the cau-e of all this troublj. but. very naturally. Victorla-Melita. who Is tho mother of a lusty little girl, refuses to ba held responsible. BABONEs-S D'OTTINGEN. , I.ady of the Berlin Court. Cer5rli;ht. 15 l.y Henry V. Fischer. wrcrg horses. Then he returned to Eng land, and his remarkably heavy bets at the famous race courses throughout tho country caused considerable comment at tho time, both In racing circles and in tha 1 ress. At the Kempton races. In Jubileo year, lie bet SEO.OiO on one race and lost It! It was this wild wager that gave him tha tobriquet of "Jubilee Juggins." For a week nt a stretch after that bo lost by gambling ST3.0CO n day. Occasionally luck was In his favor, and on one occasion ho netted $23. 0V. but such days were rare. ASPHODEL. As some pale shade in glorious battle slain. On bed of rue, lies'de the silent streams. Bfcalls outworn delimits in happy dreams; The play cf oars upon the Hashing main. The speed of runn-rs, and the swelling vein. And toll In pleasant upland Held that teems With vino nnd gadding gourd, until he seems To feel wan memories of the sun again. Aral s-cent the vineyard slopes when dawn Is wet. But feels no ache within his loosened knees To Join the runners where the course Is set. Nor smlto the billows of the fruitless s'as So I recall our day of passion jet. With sighs and tenderness, but no rvcret. WHla Sibert Cather. in the CrtUa. I fll i M j? i PI ? i