Out of Halifax went the Cunarder Scythia last week for Liverpool and the Continent. In its hold was a heavy Excelsior limousine whose radiator cap bore the letter A circled by a crown. It was bound for Brussels to take its place in a museum beside other personal relics of the late great Albert of the Belgians.

That car is much more than a relic of Albert the Good. Ever since he first visited the U. S. in 1898 and learned to drive a locomotive under Railroader James J. Hill, mechanics was a burning...

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