SWEDEN: Wild Moose & Death

Two major themes set the tempo of conversation among smart Swedes last week.

Death. A solemn Royal theme was Death. Every official flag in Sweden went to half mast for Prince Friedrich II, 71, abdicated Grand Duke of Baden in Germany, uncle of the reigning Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, and brother of Her Majesty Queen Victoria of Sweden.

The German citizens of Baden never ceased to cheer His Grand Ducal Highness, when he rode out among them, palsied and almost blind. Once he wore the uniform of Commanding General of the German Eighth Army Corps; but at the close of...

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