Citizens of pastoral Liechtenstein—minute, autonomous, mountain-hemmed, principality adjoining Switzerland—had every right, last week, to call their new ruler, Prince Franz, a harum scarum.

"While good Prince Johann lived, Prince Franz would never have acted this way!" mourned many a grey-bearded householder, and indeed the scandal appeared grievous, for last week His Highness brought home as his wife, to rule with him in Liechtenstein, a mere commoner, Frau Elsa von Eroes of Vienna, with whom he has lived in clandestine, morganatic marriage for the last ten years.

Connoisseurs of aristocracy alone are...

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