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show on pre
ether he Is
not himself
'findings of ttie
Itrary, uppluun?j
made the way
it of all the large
feeling the luisi
rountry. Judge '
j necessary settlement of the conditions
I under which large business enterprises
,., as previously in- .
.?holly misconceived cn?> conducted with safety to those
die experiment. Jt . who Invest their capital In them and
disappointment to {
fe\y are looking foi
?1 prosperity more
and with dynamite
with advantage to the State.
"The paramount benefit of this latest
decision. t" my mind," says Judgt
I'mimif r
every one of its 1.ousted
like the Northern Be
Interest is wholly in Grosscup, "I* thai It will bring the
s a road to restored public mind to discern that we are
In trade and commerce , ... , , .,
in a new age in which combinations
and monopolies even are eronoinl
for instance, faded en- j necessities, and thai being here,
the moment the last line i ,ho ?ecessars economic equipment i :
e had been written. The: . ,. ,, , , ,
were dissolutions on ,he "mos ,h" lhln? 10 'lo wl,h ,hem
they, produced no effect '? not to train guns on them as If
Tthe conditions of trade or the . ihey ought not to be here at all. l>til
Fof Individual men to oppor- t0 safeguard them as forms of Invest
'In trade. Where change foi- , .,
all, it was in the direction menl and ?? Umlt ?"??? ,n ?Mvtdend?
dlvidualism, but of mure in-I allowed n> be paid (their rights ar
concentration?the previous I stale given only, not ihe rights of nat
mal persons! that they will have no J
motive to deal otherwise than fnirl>
with the people, and will become als
as property investments, repres
live of the people"
shot ox Tin-: wing.
Senator Cummin8 was speaking
against reciprocity with Canada. It
would ruin the farmers of this coun?
try. It VVOUld give the United States
corporations welded Into
rations?t hereby replacing
t was a 'combination' i?y
was n single entity, as III
tld other industries. As a
better business and economic
the act had brought the
lo the edge ? f the volcano. It
?pevltalile that an experiment of
fcciltd would be Stopped some time
more clearly understand this,
^ook at the Sherman Act, as pre
Interpreted, first in perspoc
jthen at its workings in some
{n their beginnings, eoirfmerce nothing back for the commercial ad
? try were matters carried on I vnntuges It would sacrifice It wus nil
uals. There were up rail-'] 01-rti'ngeous thing that President Taft
nsportatlon was carried on : . , ,. . , , ,
nd Rtage-eOaches- these1'""1 l""i>"-?d "?? '"'d trampled upon
be commanded by the ! the feelings Of the Senate; he had of
le individuals Even Ihe fered an Indignity i<> the American
so sTliall that a single ill- far|Me|a
io by no means would be
rich now could own and.) Then uprose lohn Sharp William.?
The SllOPs were small: Ohe I and shot Ill's Clllhmins bird on the
?el in Europe, the property; a 4.niel ,,,, lo d ,(l?
dual. The big factory was1 *
hoes were purchased of'the 11 wa* n necessarj thing, and the
Harness from the harness-1 sharpshooter*from Mississippi brought
irs of the cigarmakcr, flour down h<s game, to the delight of the
wn miller, and clothing: ? ,, ..
eaver; Steel there was apectntors and of all the country peo
,as forged in John Smith's j pl*a win, will read about it from 11
coal came out of Dan ocean thai roars to the ocean thill
?nine. Commerce and In- 8|?eng
-linos! entirely Individual.
?w combinations or occa- | Molding in his hand an Innocent
blnatlon, and there were looking little pamphlet, John Sharp
e\cep? those that had | crave<| the Indulgence Of the soaring
Cummins for an Interruption, Th
request was Immediately granted.
"Does !h>. Senator recall an InauguralI
' address he made on being inducted |nto|
ollice as Oovornor of Iowa on January
granted a monopoly
, In fact as well as in
of the times; and to
iptitlon. combinations
e hurtful, and
uch as was granted
prohibited, it
ipoly !
if facts thai the j 14, HlOl?" Ill<|\lired the Senator from I
?I of comhlna- j MiS8t?jpP|
^? '-^ginning, i ?? .. ' ? .
flf I The Scnatoi from Iowa recalled tho|
to I speech perfectly well.
The Senator from .Mississippi re?
fresh! id Ins memory.
The Senator from Iowa was em?
barrassed Me explained |jjthat condi?
tions had changed. In 1901 the Sen
from Iowa was Governor of Iowa,
isisted thai nothing was so much
3d In this country as reciprocity
tCanadd Nothing would do him |
it we must have closer trade
with Canada, and that, too,
England, France and Germany
/ihend of us. That was I
England, Franco and
it yet gotten In; but
changed and so
down. Altogether, it was the most
sportsmanlike thlKg lie hau ever done.
Herbert Knox Smith. United States i
Commissioner of Corporations, has
made an exhaustive report on the
United States Steel Corporation, wlilch
will be of much value to the Congres?
sional Committee now engaged in in?
vestigating that great trust. It also
contains much information which
Wickersham will be able to use with
ad vantage In the prosecution of the
The prime object of the organizers
of the Steel Trust was to restrict com
petition, it was capitalised at $1.102.
000.000, although at the time of its
organization It owned tangible prop
i city worth only $flS2.000,000. Its tan
. glide property Is now estimated to be
I worth $1.187,itOO.ooo as against out
! standjng securities amounting to $1,- !
j 4ti8.O00.O0O. In ten years Its control '
j of production has rirupueri from 60 to
I 50 per cent.; but It now controls 75 '
! per cent, of the Lake ores, and Its
' position Is stronger than It was In
, actual resources. The syndicate which
j formed the Steel Corporation got 862,-1
500.000 In cash for Its work. The Cor?
poration has made average annual
profits of 12 per cent, on the money ,
Invested. All the properties of tne |
Trust have not been developed, so
] Hint the dividends from the properties !
j that have been developed are larger,
I than 12 per cent. The- Trust does not i
now control more than 50 per cent, of !
production, and the competition now
is more active, apparently nt least,
than It has been in the last ten years.
The object for which the Steel Trust
was formed was In restraint of trade;
its cornering of the Lake ores was
i for the purpose of strengthening Its
hold upon the steel-making industry
I of the country. Whether or. not
\ the monopoly which the Steel
I Trust hns sought to make can
I be defended within the rule of
i renson is a question the Courts
I must determine, in tho meantime, the
' Congressional CommL.ee should he
1 nble to pick a good many things out I
of Commissioner Smith's report which \
will add greatly to the Interest of the j
Inquiries It is making us to the loop- i
! holes of the law through which this I
giant worked Its way to Its present
dominating position in the business
The Hon. Thomas Mott Osborne says j
that Charles F. Murphy, the head of I
Tammany Hall, must go. Ho has made,
up his mind that there Is nothing else
left for the Democratic State League I
to do but to resolve upon "the abso- j
lute elimination" ot this had man, and
he Invites bis associates of the League
to join him in the wnrk of breaking
his strnngle hold on the party In New
York City. It must be done, and
done thoroughly, or It would not be
worth doing nt all.
What does u matter, as The Sun
which shines for Murphy, puts It, that
"the trouble with Mr. Osborne and
his associates Is that they are Im?
placable opponents of Mr. Murphy only
during the limited period of time when
Mr. Murphy declines positively to do
business with them on their own
terms?" Why should we Mop to con?
sider whether or not the dethronement
of Murphy "will not be achieved by
men who are ever ready to cast nsiele
all scruples and trade with him, if j
he will meet their terms, concede tho
nominations they seek o." grant them
the posts of party Influence they de?
sire for themselves?" Who said any?
thing about Mr. Osborne and his as?
sociates dfeslrlng anything for them?
selves': Who has suggested, even, that
he and his associates had ambitions
to be gralined or that they sought
nominations foi any offices whatso?
ever? What does it mailer now that
we an- in the thick of the fighting that
any of his present foes were at one
time, and time not very long ago.
Silting up with Murphy and consulting
with Murphy as to what course would
be best for the party In resisting the
encroachments of the common enemy?
There was General Thomas, one of the
most gallant of the lighters on the
other side during the grent war in
this country, who antagonized his own
people and fought against them In
the struggle they worn making for
their lives. History Is full of such
examples. What's the use of a lemon
after it has been squeezed?
We agree that Murphy must go;
i that ho ought never to have come;
but It Is Just as well thai some care
I should be given to the plans of the
I campaign against him and ihe leaders
I who shall be put In front. Manifestly,
j there Is not much to be gained by the
; League except for the Republican
I party, by hoisting the standard of
j revolution against Tammany under the
: genernlshlp Of those who have helped
to fasten Tammany "ti New York. Re?
sides, it should be definitely deter?
mined who Is to take Murphy's place
when Murphy is disposed of to the
satisfaction ot all his enemies. Thnt
is a very important matter. The
League could tight so much better and
harder if its members should know
before they had loaded their guns
Who Is to follow Murphy.
The Grad) Bill .requiring Hie edi?
torial articles in thV New York news?
papers to be slgned\by the names of
the real writers h'/s been passed by
the Senate of that State. If it- shall
j puss both House** of tho J-Aclslnture
I and reach Governor DIx, wcthave not
tlie least doubt lit* will veto/It. That
at any rate is whet ^he_Bhpind do. Yet
there Is something toi be iald In fayor
I of tho enactment of /suet, ft ln.w, par
side who would ro:illy\ like to know
"who writes the editorials."
There is the New York World, for ex?
ample. Frank Oobb is the editor of that
newspaper, and a mighty good editor j
he is How he happens to know utinut ,
all the things he writes about wo can- |
not explain, but there be Is up in tho 1
tall tower day after day grinding j
awny about this, that and the other i
thing, and always expressing hlmsoir. !
particularly on questions of great pub- J
lie moment, with an assurance that Is ?
really wonderful. He has a number of
assistants. It is true, but he Is the ;
responsible man. under Mr. Pulitzer,
of course, tue owner of the World. I
for the editorial conduct of the news '
paper, although no is .sometimes mis-!
led doubtless by the enthusiasm of
Don Seltz, the Manager in Chief of thei
property, as to what he should say'
about the condition of the dry dock at.
Charleston, and other matters of litte!
Impo rtance.
Nobody knows to this day who'
"writes the editorials" lor the New I
York Evening World. They are never
signed, although they are sometimes;
Illustrated, but the public is not lefl
in doubt as to the philosophic reflec?
tions 01 "Mr. Jarr." or about the "Le?
gends of Old New York." or wnat la
going on at the theatres, or the prog- j
ress of the games on the diamond, or:
the movements among the light
weights and the heavy weights. The
writer of "Mr. Jarr" is Roy i,. McCar-j
dell, The editor of the "Legends" Is i
Alice I'hebe L'ldridge. The artist who!
describes the plays at the theatres is j
Chariot Darnton. The expert who j
pluys with the diamond is R. Kdgrcns.j
and the distinguished contributor on ;
all questions relating to the prize ring!
Is Charley White.
There Is a great deal of mush in 1
what they write, but they are not j
ashamed of It. neither is the paper i
which carries it ashamed to print lt. I
more's the pity. But the point we
would make is that the work that Is I
done by Cobb niu! his associates, and!
occasionally by Seilz who writes won- ]
derfully well whenever he takes his
pen In hand, in spite of his absorption'!
in the commercial affairs of the great j
properties he manages, is equally de-I
serving of Identification, as the stuff
which Is written for the paper and ,
signed by the names of the writers.'
and not only signed by them but II- J
lustrated also with their photographs.
If it is Important that the sporting
editors should be known, is it not more
Important that the writers of the
things which are of really larger Im?
portance to tho community and tho
State should also be known?
The Grady Bin, however. Is a fool
bill. There Is always some responsible
person about every newspaper estab?
lishment to answer for what the paper
says, either personally or in court, and
If the bill should finally pass and be?
come a law It would only serve to
make the newspapers look even worse
than they do now without any com?
pensation to the public for this chance'
in style. j
We agree with The World that if the:
"editorials" are to be signed by their
writers it would only be fair for the
New York Legislature to pass another
act requiring every bill Introduced In ?
that body to contain the names of the!
persons or the Interests behind It. This I
would he a sort of publicity really ',
worth having. It would show, for .
example, tor whom Senator Grady I
speaks at times and his associates, !
and it would give the people who have'
elected them the opportunity of'
knowing how much they were fooled
in placing their confidence in repre- I
sentatlves of this type. If there is to j
be publicity as to the "editorials," I
there ought to be publicity also, and j
much fuller publicity, as to the Inter- j
ests represented In the Legislature. !
Warm words of approval of what!
we said a few days ago about water?
melon rind preserves comes to us from}
Greenwood, South Carolina. One of j
the most distinguished and progressive i
and well-to-do citizens of thut com-1
tuiinity writes: "It is a very peculiar!
thing, but the only kind of preserves
my wife can make are watermelon rind
preserves, and 1 am always 'tickled to
death' when we have eaten the last.
They chew like leather soaked in
molasses." Yet this is the sort of pre?
serves that Colonel William Wallace '
Screws, the old-fashioned editor of the
Montgomery Advertiser, most affects: |
Speaking of bow-legs, it was Alfred I
Williams, of the Roanoke Times, who {
said on one occasion that a friend of
his who had a life-long hunger in his
heart for public otlice, but was a little
careful about announcing his candl
dacy, that he had sat on the fence so j
long thnt bo hnd grown how-legged. J
Yet this very man has had one of his
highest ambitions gratified, proving
that when a bow-legged man makes
up his mind lie can run as fast and as
far us anybody.
This Is the season of the year when
house-parties at the country-places of
generous hosts makes time fly as If
it were travelling by aeroplane.
"Say not 'flood night,' but in some
brighter clime
Bid me 'Good morning.' "
Or words to that effect.
The name of the Street Is Harrison,
not Robinson, and the little liousn cov?
ered with morning giorys and looking
like an oasts In a desert is tr.ere to
the great delight of all pnssers-by 1
with an eye to the artistic.
Since Mr. J. Thompson Brown "pur- j
ports" to be a great sdmirer of Mr. I
Bryan, we publish his letter with j
pleasure, which we would have done j
wl'.li equally great pleasure If he had |
?.nade* his request in n somewhat dlf- |
ferent tone ot voice. But can It bo )
possible thnt all the appiauso with j
which the eloquent &SB^t9fl?9?#9|
Hon. W. A. Cllllop, ?'^^Hk;^fes:b
the Hon. Robert i^mjjM^^i'^^%^T^^.
Ras. Bhall bo 'wasted? Such would
hoc in to be the conclusion of Mr. J.
Thompson Brown, who says that Mr.
Bryan's "nomination by the Democratic
party would be quite as Impossible
ns would be his nomination by the
Republican party." And that, too,
after all that he has done! We cannot
believe It.
Why Is It that the Government au
thorltles do not repair the mall box at
the corner of Franklin and Laurel
Streets? It Is off In one of Its hinges,
nnd the representatives of the Govern
ment we.-e told about it a year ago.
Why not nsk Postmaster-General
Hitchcock down here to look after It?
Any excuse to get him to visit Ittch
mond would be worth making.
Long life to Senator Warren, of
Wyoming, and his beautiful bride, tho
accomplished Miss ?iura Le Huron
Morgan, of Connecticut. We do not
know anything about him, but he has
been luckier Ihnn he 'deserves, how?
ever much iie deserves,
I Voice of the People
Apiilmme for Mr. Hrynu.
To the Lditor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir,?Since your paper purports, 1 j
believe, to be an organ ot the Demo?
cratic party, albeit apparently greatly
enamored of Mr. Taft and his ad?
ministration and, in like ratio, hostile
to Mr. W. .1. Hryun. may 1 ask?In
all-round fairness to Mr. liryan, to the
Democrats who admire him, and to
yourself?that you publish the lol
lowing extracts, as- taken, first, from
the speech of Representative w, a.
Cutlop, of Indiana, June IT, 1911, page!
2514, Congressional Record, thus;
"Mr. Chairman: It hau been with aj
great deal of pleasure during this de?
bate that we have listened to the great
solicitude, expressed by the member?
ship of tho Republican party in this]
House for that great commoner In the]
Democratic party. William J. Bryan.
Let mo say to our Republican friends
that whenever and wherever the Demo?
cratic party gulhers around the conn/
cii table for conference, his seat will
be, in the luture, us It has been lb
the past, at the head of the table.
(Applause on the Democratic side.) Ht
has not only converted to his policies
7,600 000 Democrats* who follow him as
their Idol, but, from the tone of this
debate, It seems that he has converted
the leaders of the Republican party us
well. (Applause on the Democratic
side, i"
And the following from the speech of
Hen. Robert B. Macon, Arkansas, de?
livered June 1?, at page 2172. Congres- i
sioual Record of June 21. 1011:
"We all know that he Is fist an
angel, but we know that he bus been'
one of the greatest apostles that ever
went forth to proclaim justice and
right between man and man. (Ap?
plause on the Democratic- side.) Mr.
Chairman, I ask In all sincerity, who
has done- more in this age of the
world's progress for the betterment ol
the condition of our splendid country
than Mr. Bryan.' Mr. Itoosovelt's
popularity is but a reflection from the)
popularity of Mr. Bryan, lor all ol
his progressive Ideas were tirst pos
?essed and proclaimed by Bryan. (Ap-j
plause on the Democratic side.)
"The legislation that has been en-]
acted nt this session of Congress, of]
which so many members have boasted,
and which has received the unstinted;
applause of the American people. *.
lirst advocated by Bryan. (Applause|
from the Democratic side, i For six?
teen years he hau gone forth preach?
ing the doctrine of righteousness and
justice between man and man. and
proclaiming against special privileges
of any kind, until the minds of the
people have become so crystallised up?
on the subjects he has been advocating.
thai they have sent us here as their I
representatives to put Into law the
declarations of that great and good'
man. (Applause on the Democratic
Now, respectfully calling your atten- 1
Lion especially to the applause by
which these utterances were, greeted
und punctuated by the so large body
of representatlve Democrats, I would !
fain commend to your careful nnd
cheerful consideration the whol* of
the speech from which the foregoing
excerpts are taken, as a curative forj
the Incessant nightmare under which:
you seem to labor regarding .Mr. Bryan !
Really, your -state of mind concerning
him seems pitiful; that is, from a
Democratic viewpoint, since his nomi?
nation by the Democ ratic party would I
be quite as Impossible as would be his |
nomination by the Republican party.
Res pectfully,
J. THOMPSON brown.
Arrlngton. Va., June 20. II" 11.
Some of the Old Snylnga.
To the Editor of The Tlnjes-DIsputeh:
sir.?-lust a lew more, lest wc for?
get, and the link lie broken- We can 1
never forget the kind-hearted and
ever faithful black mammy, the old
ash-cake, the best way corn meal ever!
was cooked. She would wash It and j
"chip It," break it up, give each child!
ir portion, white or colored, saying:]
"Yarl sat down dar and sop do skil-1
let. Dur Is n heap ub good greasy
grease In It, Den git out de kitchen
and rar' yo racket wld you. I's got
white folks dinner ter cook."
The wheat cutting time?the colored]
folks' dining days--laKttng n week or
more; harvest whiskey, five gallons]
for $1. Then the treading out the
wheat. The boy could ride round and'
round on tho horse's bare back until;
he was most ready to tumble off, but
he stuck on. The moonlight corn]
shucklngs, With the merry songs and I
jigs: there was always u clown, and]
a good one.
Nog killing time, when the small';
boy was on his best behavior to Uncle;
Ben, the boss butcher, to get the big?
gest hog'a tail.
Ninas lime of ye olden days enn'tj
be described: happy children, happy ;
Slaves. Oh. the trundle-bed. that was
pushed under ma's bed In the day?
time, and at night pulled out by the
nurse, and three or four children were
put In there crosswnya after "wor?
ship," or family prayers, for Hint was
the way the clay was commenced and
closed. Never were In too big n hurry
to neglect that. "Finally" the longest
sermon T ever heard was preached In
Sharon Baptist Church, King Wil?
liam county, third Sunday In Novem?
ber. ISIS, by n man who had been
major of militia, and called to the min?
istry. Ho preached two hours and
twenty minutes. subject "Daniel's
Vision." We children ate our biscuit,
drank water and went to sleep. When
the sc-rnior ended we felt refreshed;
but the old people looked tired. But
when the minister lined out the hymn,
nil Joined In and Sang with spirit
No musical instrument except a steel
tuning fork, which the lender would
strike on Hvmshench, nnd then start
with a loud JSHjL The colored people
Joined ''JjwJHHrw',il!''!)y r)'10 ol(1
Iiman b rrY fflWSCTIIrMYr done
Save Your Dollar;
By buying your j.
Shoes, Hats, Sli
at Receiver's Sale of Entire St
All New Goods, up-to-date and at PRICE]
your pocketbook feel glad. SALE TO-DAY] I
Daily Queries and ?
Why Tolmeco Swcuts.
It has alwarys been a puzzle to me
Why tobacco In the month of June
will undergo a "sweat" .or become damp
even during the dryest w eat Her. Of
course. It I? generally known that
the new crop of leaf tobacco must bo
removed from the hogsheads and hung
up exposed to the air, or else It will
mold or funk during the month of
June, and even tobacco that has gone
through a sweut will become damp]
during this month. By giving tbe
cause of this phenomenon you ?Uli
greatly oblige a READER. j
Tobacco, wherr redrled and packed'
In hogsheads, retains a certain percent?
age of moisture, which the beat of
Juno, or any very warm season, must
bring- out to some extent, causing It
to appear soft, or In a sweat. The
soft appearance of tho tobacco while
In a sweat does not necessapUy mean'
an additional ai
moisture. If th-J
cd, contains tou
not go througll
without bccomlnl
The I'nnaiun Cn|
How long wjj
medium size to ]
amo Canal?
it la estimate
half to ten hob!
lor larger vess
and one-half to ^
Tbe Fraternal <j
What is the ml
largest fraternnll
Reports Issuf
current year sa>j
403; Freemason]
Woodmen of Ail
BY LA MARQUISE DE FO.NTF.XOY. .population dfltj
HlLK there ha?e been several lone occasion L.f
Instances of mysterious dlsap-l Bln'eral weelef
pearancea of princes of i>iood. cour.se of wit,
among the most recent being; brok. out nt it]
until eighteen!
had announcef
that they weil
with the KTlirJ
to return to
portfolios, a
those of Archduke .lohn of Austria,
who. missing for twenty years, has
Just been officially declared dead, and
the late Landgrave of Hesse, who van?
ished from his cabin during a voyage
from Java to Singapore, in ti.v most
Inexplicable manner, there is. curious?
ly enough, only one case, in ail
the long history o: monarchy, of u
fu:i-iieugvd Kuiij disappearing in this [
King RIcha|
Lion, was lor
ber of yean
Holy Land,
held' In serrerj
fashion, namely, Dom Sebastian, ruler \ ? 'ux ?.f, A.UB,|
of I'ortugal, who was no motu sa-c:. '','.'',"'
by his people after the battle of Al- ' ? ,1'*?.?\0JreQ]
^rarqulvlr, in Morocco, on August I. j ?X^'was' fo?
15.7b. No truce of his remains . oul.i . ? ' I, 1
be founa on the battletleld, and all f f? ,n?w m?!I
res-arches by those who believed ;hat ,!''I
he hud been carried off Into .Moorish . s~""" nn
captivity were In vain. i .
Twenty years later, that Is to say, Inj * rlncess
the fall of 159S, a rnun appeared nt ' Cll""rl WV!
Venice, who was l ecognlzed by several I V,':t_,v_cen,
Portuguese there as the missing King]
Sebastian. They followed him
Paris, and
on the da\
Pad?ai But the republic of Venice, at , rr,1,'l'111" i" v
the Instance of the Spanish ambassador. 01 "
whose sovereign iiad taken advantage Irenen a-r
Of Horn .Sebastian's disappearance to. Lugenie ne '
secure possession of Portugal, demand- [nK the f*M
ed that the stranger quit Venetian '?'1 eacapebt
territory, and wiieti he refused to obey, JSan dentist
he was eusi into prison. In course ot ,rVUJ"i. ' ' ' "
time he was placed on trial, aim his j ln* oownfs.11
answers were ot so convincing a char-1 JJdl her Mat
uct.-r that the Venetians sent two 0f' horses, postl
their most distinguished lawyers to accompanied
Lisbon, to communicate there th? re- J,,0 no-vs- no
suit of their Investigation; and to or aBC nt. tn
biliirf back to Venice. Portuguese Of I , ?^U,P*<
rank and note who h:.d been personally i"n's V* ,t*
acijualnled with Dom Sebastian, und j railroad at
would be In a position to ei-tabllsli his E 1 * , *' '
iri?n<ii? i St- Ai.tolnc '
the wor
Five leading Portuguese statesmen'
and nobles, and also an eminent n ? i %
Portuguese prelate, were designated ! r"'I, 1 rfcg"'ie|
for this purpose. On their arrival at | , "'ere. howf
\fnice they :il once recognized htm i ;r, *h. uj
to be the missing King. The resem- , , r ''a" ?",1
bianco was perfect; and If any doubts | iL^y pjl
had remained, they would have been I ?>,? wa
?.et at rest by the scar of ihe wound
fri volltlei
Geneva. In
llshed twoi
at the furj
when she
Turin. wh|
when sh?J
in his Is
haijn ami!
shlllar n
fi/.tshed I
which he had over the riglit eyebrow, , ,.,? , ?
by the other deep scar which he had but thai "he
of a sword wound on the head, by the blameless ilfi
phenomenal superiority of the length throu.hau, h''|
of his right hand to that of the eft, rathc? SnLonf
by a missing tooth of the lower Jaw. " .V'u !,'.''
an the remaining teeth being perfect. ?orW? , c ,t
and by the thick lower Up, peculiar Hvod for a'J
to the Hapsburgs. ! p., ,:
So conclusive was the evidence thatj.n?B?v? i?
tbe Venetian government found no
alternative but to set at liberty Dom]
Sebastian, who explained that he had:
been taken prisoner at the battle of;
Alcuzarqulvlr. that lie had long been j
detained In captivity, and treated ns a
slave, by natives apparently ignorant .
ot his rank, and that after a number
of years he had succeeded In effecting]
Isis escape, nnd wandering along the
north coast of Africa, had eventually
reached Sicily and from thence Venice.
After being released by the Vene?
tians, he made his way with a number
of his Portuguese followers to Flor?
ence, where lie was again arrested, i
this time by the Grand Duke of Tus?
cany, who. In deference to urgent re?
quests from Philip II. of Spain, uirnid
him over to the Spanish Viceroy of
Naples, q'lic latter, n Count Lnrmos, |
had him imprisoned for a time in the
Castelj dclPOvo, and has left documen?
tary evidence to show that he himself j
had become convinced, from his con-1
versations with his captive, that he
was really the missing King of Portu?
Some time ufterwards. In obedience
to peremptory Instructions from Mad?
rid, he embarked Dom Sebastian, under
a strong guard, on board n warship,
bound from Naples to Barcelona. Tho ]
ship never reached Its destination. It j
Vanished en route, quite as mysterious- ,
ly BS the Santa Margherlta of Arch- j
duke John of Austria, twenty years]
ago, while on her way around Capi
Horn, from Montevideo to Valparaiso,!
and, as In the latter Instance, no true,, j
was ever found afterwards of Its of?
ficer.-, its crew, of the troops on board,
or of Its distinguished prisoner. King
Sebastian of I'ortugal, whose romantic |
history has furnished the theme of a I
number of poems, novels and plays,
notably by Dryden.
It Is a wonder that the late King 1
Leopold of Belgium did riot disappear I
In sjmewhat the same fashion, In- Ij
stead of dying unromnntlcally al Lao- !
ken, r.eat Brussels, the closing days ,
his lelgn being disgraced by the mo
sordid and unsavory scandals. Tlioi
scandals blinded people nt norm h
nbrop.d to his good qualities, and .,\,o\
all to the benefits that ha h
forred upon his country, and .
have been far bettor lor Ms r. |
hud he never returned from
those foolhardy expenditures w
was wont to take into tho Ini
Leopold would land from his \
some point of the Moorish
accompalned by only thn
companions, would be lost,
for days, hut in some Ii
weeks together ln tho. lntf ,*
officers of tho yacht, awnru
iessnot)a prevailing :n M/
know, when tho Klin
whother tliey were ctcr
him ngnlii. For thonJB'
pie In the interior ,y
mainly engaged in brU

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