Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, April 09, 1919, Page 18, Image 18

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The Private Life of the Kaiser
Th Kalarr and Kalacrla'a Late Major Dome. I lilrf at the Royal
Household at Berlin and I'otailaui.
Bareneaa von Larlack-Reddern la the TllllE nnine of the Berlin
Court Lady who save the atery of the Kalaer to Henry William
Flaher, L'raula, Counteaa von Epplnghoven helns n nom de amerre,
heretofore naed to ahleld her.
"he Kaiser's Annual Four Millions Insufficient to Keep
Him Out of Debt Slow in Paying Bills Her
Majesty Without Income—Constant Wrangles
Over Money Kaiser's Lack of Sense of Money
Values a Mental Defect His Miserliness
With Servants —Penuriousness and Ex
travagance By Turns Woeful Lack of
Business Capacity—German People
Refused to Support His Extrava
gances The Truth About the
CUelpli Fund Kaiser's Pri
vate Fortune Should Be
Confiscated as He Con
fiscated the Private
Fortune of a Con
quered King
Tlio Baroness von I-arisch's disclosures as to the finances of tlio
ITolloiixollerii family, reveals n not Iter side of their complicated af
fairs. It is rumored that during the war. tliey smuggled large sums
of money iil(o Holland and neutral countries. How, where, and
when they got this money lias not been discovered.
It is sun'lTieient at this time to establish the fact that although
the Kaiser hud an income of 8:5,7:57,180 per year: also a \ast amount
of private properly, castles, forests, and estates, out, of which the
Court ami ltoynl Family were paid he was always "broke."
W is he really "broke." or what was Uie why and wherefore of
Ins pretending to be "broke'."'
Thompson Feature Service, 1319, Copyright.
[Continued from Yesterday.]
1 have sometimes hinted that tho
Imperial German Court was "iinan
olally embarrassed." I will show
that the Kaiser was both miserly in
petty matters, and an uncontrollable
spendthrift, lie was "penny wise and
pound foolish"; he "robbed Peter
to pay Paul"; he was stingy with
his friends and luxurious with him
self. He was niggardly with his
family and extravagant where his
own wishes were concerned.
Therefore Insist Upon Gen
uine "Bayer Tablets
of Aspirin"
Millions of fraudulent Aspirin
Tablets were sold by a Brooklyn
manufacturer which later proved to
lie composed mainly of Talcum
Powder. "Bayer Tablets of As
pirin," the true, genuine, American
made and American owned Tablets,
are marked with the safety "Bayer
Ask for and then insist upon
"Buyer Tablets of Aspirin" and
always buy them in the original
Bayer package, which contains
proper directions and dosage.
Aspirin is the trade mark of Bayer
Manufacture of Monoaceticacidcster
of Salicylicacid.
Superfluous Hair
BfMlmrln <h e original aaaltary
llanld, operates on an entirely dif
ferent principle from any other
method. It roba hair of Ita vital*
Ity by attacking It nnder the akin.
Oaly (en nine DeMlraele hna a
moaey-baek GTacrmnter In each
■•ckif*. At toilet eountera In iKIr,
•l and sa almea. or by mall from
na In plain wrapper on receipt of
FREE with eattmnnlnla of I
anthoritlea ex.
plalna what canaea hair on face,
neck aad anna, why It Inereaaaa
and how DeMlraele devltallaea It,
mailed In plain aealcd envelope on
reqneat. DeMlraele. Park Are. aad
iath St. Hew York.
Spring Suits
Men's and Young Men's
,i S2O $25 S3O
$9 $12.50 $14.50
Made to Measure Suits,
$25 to SSO
228 Market St.
Open Evenings
I will show that at times lie kept
tlio court in downright poverty;
his servants in actual want; anu his
own family "scrimped."
llis was a strange mixture of per
sonalities. indeed—the litttle man
whose ambition and greed led liin.
I to attempt to conquer the world.
I Kaiser's Wages *1,000,000 a Year
"Hut how is it possible'.'" auks the
reader whose "Statesman's Ycur
| Book" tells him that the Kaiser has
lan income of about four million
I dollars per year, and who rcment
[ hers, perchance, William's boastful
j speech in which lie said lie was the
[ biggest land-owner in Germany.
I Whether the latter assertion is
J true 1 cannot say, but those four
j millions were a shining reality and
unencumbered, save for the obliga
j tion to pay live appanages of liftoeii
thousand dollars each per annum to
Prussian Princes. That left William
about three million nine hundred
thousand dollars a year to "bless
himself with," besides his private in
come of fifty thousand dollars per
The $.10,000 formed the nucleus of
i llis Majesty's private purse, and
I were always spoken for three
months in advance for his uniform
and toilet accounts, his private
i journeys and amusements,
i The civil list discharged the cost
' of representation, the needs of the
' Kaiserin and the children, all the
I expenses of the household, and pro
i vided funds for the maintenance of
! the royal theaters, palaces and gar
j dens..
j Out of a much smaller official in
j come William 1 saved an immense
| fortune, though he kept up a scpa
| rate court for his Queen for thirty
\ years, and, for a Prussian, was cx
; eccdingly liberal toward ladies that
i engaged his fancy.
William Is Always in l)eht
j The present Kaiser actually wound
tip year after year with a tremen
dous deficit, and his court, outward
j ly splendid and richly endowed, was
j more penurious than that of the
meanest Prince of the Empire.
Indeed, my maid assured me that
|at Buckeburg, where the monarch
. received only as many marks as tho
I President of tho United States gets
| dollars per year, the grooms wero
better fed and lodged than under
| stewards in Potsdam.
The reason for this is obvious
enough: the Kaiser has no concep
tion whatever of the value of money,
and ordered for himself anything
that pleased him, what iie saw and
read about, without paying the least
I heed to the pecuniary consequences.
I if he desired an article, it must be
procured in the quickest possible
With the Empress, things wero
| much tlie same, though she did some-
I times listen to reason when tho
Court or House marshals pleaded
poverty on account of imperial raids
| on their treasuries.
The entire civil list was kept at
tho disposal of these two august per
sonages, and ail the members of the
. royal household, as well as purvey
ors, servants, laborers, and scrub
! women, suffered in consequence—a
| stuto of affairs that led to constant
I friction among the court officials, en
i forced a most niggardly and dis
j graceful general regimen, and dis-
I credited tho Kaiser's name with
merchants and everybody else hav
ing business with the court.
1 had noticed for some lime that
a certain dealer in flowers, Untcr den
Linden, served me with excessive
zeal, though my purchases wero not
extensive by any means. My car
riage no sooner stopped at his door,
when this man rushed out bowing
and scraping, and adding to my
titles some I never dared hope to
acquire. 1 also observed that lie
! charged mo less than the prices
| marked. So one day I asked him
| why: "Your Ladyship belongs to the
Slow In Paying His Hills
"But," 1 said, "others do. and 1
• settled state of the royal finances
have seen the carriage of the Coun
j toss von B , halt a considerable
| time in front of your store before
I one of the employes came to ask
] her pleasure."
"Well," said the florist, "you l>e
j long to the court and pay cash.
For that reason I would rather sell
j you a three-mark bouquet than a
fifty-mark flower-piece to the lady
you mention or" (and lie lowered
| his voice) "to even the Emperor or
1 "I am a well-to-do man, thank tlio
, Lord: but when It comes fo waiting
! u year and a half before one's bills
I are paid by the royal treasury, I fed
I like cursing my appointment. And
j file worst of it is. the all-liighest
example is followed by nlmost evcry-
Inidy connected with the court."
Had No Fixed Income
But nothing illuslrutes the un
more thoroughly than the fact that
the Kaiserin had no certain income
of her own. TFcr court-marshal was
obliged to fight for every dollar re- j
quired beyond the ordinary pay or
i servants and help with tho Kaiser's
court and house marshals, who often
refused fo grant necessary funds
I until Augusta Victoria's express i
l or.imancli: compelled them to honor l
I Pie disputed lulls.
A rather amusing incident of that
j srt happened a few months after
!'ho colli ionization, when my mis
| tress ordered me to buy a little bed,
• together with tlio necessary clothes.
| for J'rineo Oscar (born July 27 that
I year j. It was my good fortune to
j lind at Mosse Brothers. Jaeger
Strnssc, the exact article Her Maj
esty wanted, and when the lied was
sent up she was greatly pleased.
"We will keep it right hero." she
said, "and, that there may be no
misunderstanding, take the bill and
order it paid immediately.''
"And since, when are ladies of the
court authorized to make purchases
without previous estimate by this
lolliccV" asked the Baron, after lis-
I tei:ing to niy request.
I "X don't know," I answered, "and,
besides, X have not come here to
answer riddles."
"Then," said the house-marshal,
Icily, "accept my compliments, to
gether with the information that
this bill is irregular, extravagant,
and unnecessary; henco it will not
bo paid. The baby can sleep in his
cradle six months longer, by that
time we shall bo able to buy hiin a
bod in the regular way."
"Then it is your pleasure that tlio
little l'rince be taken out of the
new bed and put back into the cra
"It will do him no harm, and give
1110 much satisfaction."
Constant Wrangles Over Money
"Of course, I reported the case to
my mistress, word for word, and
such u hubbub as ensued you would
deem impossible in the "highest"
.walks of life. At first, the Kaiserin
intended personally to give the
Baron a piece of her mind, but that
plan was discarded as doing too
much honor to the oflieial; then tlio
grand-mistress, Countess IJrockdorff,
was ordered to write him a letter,
demanding payment of the bill, ami
upon his reiterated refusal the in
formation was sprung upon hfni
that he had been making war upon
the Empress herself, instead of her
ladies, as he thought.
Of course, that altered the case.
Baron Lyncher's drawer was all at
onco alive with crisp blue bills, and
there was no higher pleasure for
A Certain Dash and TR
Gracefulness u
theYouthfillness of This
Complete Showing of Suits
and Capes
In the Easter display of Suits and Capes for women and misses
there are scores of refreshing' styles designed with the distinct
charm and correctness that characterizes all of our modes. The
spirit of a joyous Springtime seems to pervade these alluring
fashion groups.
The prices will be found to be surprisingly moderate.
Suits: S3O to $55 Capes at $18.50
It would be difficult to s<elect for to $67.50
descriptive purposes one style that '
could be considered handsomer than an- and so' smartly 7ash
other. All are made of superior grades ioned along distinctive lines that
of materials, in smart new styles that 918.50 to 907.50 seems a very spe
\ cial price range,
are trimmed with braid and buttons. There are many capes in the Easter
Chic vestees of silk or colored Irish showing at 925, 930, 937.50 and
Linen are to be found on many of the !' 2 " f °. r rais ! ! w °™ e ":
.Girls capes in sizes, 6 to 14 and 13
distinctive suits at 939.50 to 955*00 to 19, are offered at 915 to 922.50.
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Second Floor
Easter Offering of Fine Toilet
/n\ / \/A W GOOd grooming de P ends a great deal upon the
earef"! selection of your face creams, powders, toilet
P7 M&PIIV !***! waters and perfumes. We have prepared a splen
( 1 did Easter assortment of such favored goods as
Mary Garden perfume, oe $3.00 Mavis toilet water $1.25
Cotys Jacquimenot Rose, oz $3.00 Melba - IjOV M< ,.. nlac and vlolet toJle| . waters '"'
Djer Kiss perfume, oz.. $1.50 50c and
Melba Bouquet perfume, oz $1.50 Djer Kiss sachet J
feprlng Garden perfume, oz $2.00 Mary Garden sachet! ' | 50
Pavlowa perfume, oz $2.50 Attar Tropk . al sat . het si'oo
Roger and Gallet Violet toilet water, $1.50 | Rivers AzUrea sachet .7.7. 85.
Ujer Kiss Vegetal $1.25 Mary Garden sachet SIOO
River's Azurea and Floramaye toilet water $1.75 Perfumes in fancy bottles appropriate for Kas-
Hudnut's Violet toilet water $1.25 tcr gift giving, SI.OO, $1.50, $1.75, $2.50 and $3.50
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor, Front.
him in the wide, wide world thuu to
discharge obligations for the "all
highest children." As to It in re
marks that the cradle was good
enough for the baby, they were
mere pleasantries, and he was
"amazed that 1 had taken them for
anything else," etc.
This mutter of finance and busi
ness is clearly a deficiency In Wil
liam's mental make-up: us some
IK'ople lurk the sense of locality, so
the Emperor liap]>ens to be desti
tute of u proper comprehension of
\ allies.
Units or tens, three, seven, or
eight naughts:—William saw no dis
tinction between them. Prince Stoi
bcrg tried to make him understand
"that tlie Ttcichstug people ileal with
millions, while we at court must lie
content witli using lens and hun
dreds of thousands, if it comes
high," but it was a mere waste of
Maybe tliat explains, in part, at
least, the Kaiser's callousness in the
matter of German casualties during
tho great war. When Ludendortf
explained lo him that his, projected
July offensive would cost a million
German lives at. the very least, Wil
lielrn said: "Go ahead," with no
more emotion than lie might dis
play when he ordered ills butli.
And this recalls an experience
had by a relative of the editor of
these memoirs. When Napoleon
arrived at .Dresden after tho retreat
from Moscotv, Mr. Fisher's grand
father, tho Comte de Simeon, prime
minister of Jerome Napoleon, went
to tho capital of Saxony to confer
with the great Emperor.
As do Simeon entered Napoleon's
room, the Emperor grabbed him by
the coat and said:
"Off with yon to Paris. I want
22.5.000 men within the next six
weeks. You arrange that."
De Simeon tried to protest: "But
your majesty has just lost a mil
lion men."
"A million men —this for your
million men," cried Napoleon, and,
snapping his lingers, he pushed de
Simeon out of the door bidding him
not to lose a moment.
Every courtier not a dyed-in-thc-
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart
wool Prussian sympathized with our
servants, whose lives, though spent
in a palace, were harder 111 many re
spects than those of the general run
of people in their class. In their gur
geouK liveries and tidy house dresses
they looked suave and contented
enough, but their lot was not as
happy as thoir serene faces indi
cated; neither did their wages cor
respond with their silver-edged
clothes of line material.
(iff and on I heard of cases of
poverty even of destitution, in their
families, for which they dared not
ask for relief in the most likely
place, of their master or mistress,
who caused it to be known once and
for all that they must not bo an
noyed with their servants' personal
In the bountiful . Christmas sea
son, 1 thought surely, their Ma
jesties will make up for it. Picture,
then, my amazement when i heard
the Kaiser say to Her Majesty, at
the beginning of Holy Week: "I
have cautioned Miessner (a privy
councillor, who administered the
royal purse) to pay the customary
ten marks ($2.50) only to those
lackeys and maids who wait upon
mo personally. It will bo well for
you to instruct Baron von Mirbach
similarly, or you will run tho risk
of feeing a whole tribe of men and
girls who arc merely second or third
William's vale's, I heard later on,
received forty marks ($10) from
their imperial master as Christmas
gratuity; all his other attendants,
men and women, had to be content
with the customary ten marks "for
Miserly With Ills Servants
"And that is the only drink money
the Kaiser dispenses all tho year
round,".complained the wife of one
of tho wardrobemen, who did my
plain Bowing; "outside of Christmas,
he never scents to have a copper for
his body-servants. Although himself
continuously in want of stimulants
(ho often ilriiilrs four or five egg
cognacs in the course of tho day),
it never strikes him that his over
worked attendants might feel like
stepping across tho way to the can- !
teen and 'crook an arm.' "
Kaiser's .Seventy-Five-Cent Charity i
Occasional beggurs thut accosted :
him on his rides, received three I
marks from the Kaiser, and a like
sum was appropriated every Sunday ;
for tho benefit of tho contribution- j
plate; his adjutant handed him the .
coin before ho stepped into his car- I
riago going to church; beggars must I
report at the royal stables for theiri
Whether this tardy generosity is
an evidence of hurd-lieurtcdness, u.s
people in the royal service clahn,
or whether the Kaiser's unlimited
egotism is lo blame, I would not
like to decide. Perhaps both work
together. Perhaps tho Kaiser's in
ability properly to judge monetary
\ nines remains the prime factor. To
emphasize this let me give one more
William, who is nothing if not aj
sjlavo to tradition, revived a habit
of several of his ancestors, namely
to stroll out of his palace gato as |
an ordinary mortal onco a year, on j
holy night, when ho donned a sub
dued civilian dress and when no ail- I
jutaiit or any one of tho body service
was allowed to follow him—a general
"filer that, however, did not apply
to tho secret police; which wero j
made acquainted with tho Kaiser's)
every outdoor move beforehand, and i
had its guardian angels about v-hor- !
over and whenever ho was in the j
The war-lord walked through the !
park behind tho Ncues Palais to
ward Sans Souci and often rambled
beyond the gates of the ancient cha
teau, wishing a "Merry Christmas"
to and distributing small goldj
pieces among needy persons lie- aomo j
Santa More I,imi(cil Than Ever ;
It was originally a novel amuse
ment for the Kaiser and a fairly!
profitable one for the poor men and i
women who happened to attract his I
attention while his pockets wore j
still lined; that is, while his charity j
fund of two hundred marks (SSO) j
divided up into fourteen gold crowns !
and three double crowns, lasted.
[To He Colli limed To-morrow.]
A Summer Sign!
Porch Furniture
A Great Display
Willow Chairs. . .$4.95
Willow rockers, $5.95
White maple rockers,
with double reed scat.
White maple rockers
with reed seat and back.
Brown fibre rockers,
Brown fibre chairs.
$5.50 and $7.50
Brown fibre settees.
$9.50 and $11.95
Brown fibre tables,
$4.95 and $5.95
Rustic Cedar chairs,
rockers and settees,
$6.75 and $10.95
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart,
Fourth Floor.
In from Japan!
Blue Luncheon
Cloths & Scarves
Just unpacked and now
on display is the year's first
arrival of those highly popu
lar luncheon cloths, scarves
and napkins from Japan.
The bam bo o pattern
breathes of the Orient.
Tlio l.uiuii C'lotJis arc 50, 18,
liO and 72-Inch in size.
The napkins arc 12x12 inches
and the scarves arc 17x54.
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart,
Linen Section
Demonstration of
Hair Goods
Women interested in
pompadours, transforma
tions, switches, puffs and
other hair goods will find an
exceptional assortment of
colors and styles in the dem
onstration now in progress
in the Market Street Main
Switches are.
$1.95 to $17.50
$3.50 to $12.50
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart,
Street Floor
APRIL" 9, 1919. """
, Industrial Board Ready to He-J
cede if Shown to Be
Washington. April !). Another I
effort to narrow the divergence of!
view between the railroad admin- j
| istration and the Department ol'j
j Commerce's industrial board over
| the program for determining stand
] ard prices was made yesterday at a
| conference between Director Gener
j ul Hines and George N. Peek, chair
j man of the board, but without deli-!
| nite result.
Mr. Hines is undeistood to have;
I reiterated his opposition to binding j
.the railroads to' buy rails and other!
j steel products at the prices ap-1
! proved by the board, and Mr. Peck j
was said to have emphasized the!
I willingness of the board to modify i
| its procedure if a better plan is sug-i
I gesled. In this connection, it was:
'learned that the board has ex- j
j pressed a willingness to recede front;
its position both regarding general;
| policy and partieu'arly the steel;
| schedule provided it can be shown
to have followed a wrong economic
I policy and to have approved steel i
I prices that were not fair.
: The Federal Trade Commission's I
! figures on costs for steel rails tak
! ing an average of the five steel corn-
I panics manufacturing them, which:
! shew the cost to be $47.10 a ton arc j
| pointed to by officials to uphold the
j contention that the prices agreed
! upon, $45 for Bessemer, and $47 for]
j open hearth are not excessive. The]
Federal Trade Commission's figures
Easter Millinery
Takes First Place in the Plans of
Many Women
Women never had such a variety of hat styles to choose
from as have been designed and assembled in our Millinery
Section for Easter choosing.
Four distinct types of hats arc displayed—
Lovely Ribboned and Flowered Hats
Dress Hats of Simple Elegance
Plain Hats of the Tailored Type
Sailors in Plain and Novelty Straw
At 95.00, 96.50 and 97.50 is an imposing display of
attractive trimmed styles.
At 98.50, 910*00 an <l higher arc matchless creations
for street and dress wear including such hats supreme
styling as Croft, Cupid, Evclynvaron, Dc Marinis, Bur
gesser and others.
Black hair lacc and glycerincd ostrich models arc com
bined in hats of an exquisite proportion in line pic
turesquely designed leghorn with Georgette Crepe, Dresden
Ribbon and Flower trimmings, 910.00, 912.00 and
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Second Floor Front
The Quality of "Sans Pareil"
Kid Gloves Appeals to
The "San Pareil" 93.00 kid glove is of supreme qual
ity in softness of skin, perfect cutting and workmanship.
Two-clasps in black with white stitching and white with
black stitching.
Chamoisettc gloves with strap in white, grey, sand and
brown 91.50
Chamoisettc gloves in white and colors, 91*00 and 91*25
Two-clasp silk gloves in white, black and colors,
to 92.50
Children's silk gloves in pongee and grey 91.00
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor
Nutting and Davidson
Make Dainty Easter Gifts
These beautiful hand-colored pictures fittingly
express Easter Greetings. Our new Picture Room
on the Third floor, features a special Easter Display
of these picture favorites, to SIO.OO
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Third Floor.
show however, that only the Unitet
States Steel Corporation und thi
Lackawanna Steel Company cat
make rails at these prices wltl
profit. ,
J>V Associated Press.
Wilkes-Burro, Pa., April 9.—Th<
washery of the Bed Ash Coal Com.
pany on the Wllkes-Barre niountatl
was destroyed by tiro yesterday ad.
ernoon, the breaker nearby beini
saved after a hard fight. The wash
ery employed 150 men. The loss ii
estimated at $35,000.
Salad Jell
Lime Jiffy-Jell is fla
vored with lime-fruit es
sence in a vial. It makes
a tart, green salad jell.
Jiffy-Jell desserts are
flavored with fruit-juicej
essences, highly con
densed, sealed in glass.
Each dessert tastes like
a fresh-fruit dainty —and
it is.
You will change front
old-style gelatine daintioa
when you once try Jiffy-
Jell. Millions havo
changed already.
Order from your grocer;
now (J
10 Flavors, at Yoar Grocer's -
2 Packages for 25 Cents -S