Foreign News: Dear White Knight

Foremost pretender to the French "throne" is the Duc de Guise, head of the house of Orleans, leader of the Royalist party. Like all pretenders, the Due de Guise is automatically and forever banished from the soil of the Republic. There is another pretender—"Louis XIX, head of the house of Bourbon"—whose claim has not seemed serious enough to warrant his exile but whose activities landed him last week in police court.

"Louis de Bourbon" is a portly old man of 65, blind, living outside Paris at Sannois. His sympathizers believe him to be a...

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