Within royal palaces : a brilliant and charmingly written inner view of emperors, kings, queens, princes and princesses ... . of his opinion that William was mis-judged and that he was destined to make a great name forhimself. The Emperor has not forgotten this, and never failson each of his visits to recall the prediction to the memoryof the venerable old kinof whom, notwithstandino- the absenceof any relationship, he affectionately addresses as Uncle. Quite as much as the Czar does the Emperor hate theJews. Since the day when he succeeded his father, he hasmade a point of refusing to grant a

Within royal palaces : a brilliant and charmingly written inner view of emperors, kings, queens, princes and princesses ... . of his opinion that William was mis-judged and that he was destined to make a great name forhimself. The Emperor has not forgotten this, and never failson each of his visits to recall the prediction to the memoryof the venerable old kinof whom, notwithstandino- the absenceof any relationship, he affectionately addresses as Uncle. Quite as much as the Czar does the Emperor hate theJews. Since the day when he succeeded his father, he hasmade a point of refusing to grant a Stock Photo
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Within royal palaces : a brilliant and charmingly written inner view of emperors, kings, queens, princes and princesses ... . of his opinion that William was mis-judged and that he was destined to make a great name forhimself. The Emperor has not forgotten this, and never failson each of his visits to recall the prediction to the memoryof the venerable old kinof whom, notwithstandino- the absenceof any relationship, he affectionately addresses as Uncle. Quite as much as the Czar does the Emperor hate theJews. Since the day when he succeeded his father, he hasmade a point of refusing to grant a single commission asofficer, either in the army or in the navy, to any person ofthe Semitic race, and has declined to grant promotion to those THE IMPERIAL FAMILY OF GERMANY. 357 Jews who already happen to hold subaltern rank. The resultis that they have been nearly all frozen out, and that atpresent there is hardly even a non-commissioned officer ofJewish birth to be found on the roster of the Imperial forces.He has given much dissatisfaction to a number of hissubjects, because of the numerous death-warrants which he. TROIKA PRESENTED TO THE GERMAN EMPEROR BY THE CZAR OF RUSSIA. has signed since his accession to the throne, and it is pointedout that the severity—far from tending to diminish crimes ofviolence—has merely led to their increase. Neither his grandfather, old Emperor William, nor thepredecessor of the latter, King Frederick William IV., couldever be induced to sign death-warrants, hence capital punish- 35^ Within royal palaces. ment had for almost half a century become obsolete inPrussia, The present Emperor, however, shares none of their viewson the subject, for hardly a week passes by without the heads-man being called upon to exercise his profession either inBerlin or in the provinces. Germany, I may add, is the only civilized country in theworld where murderers are still beheaded with a sword or abroad-bladed axe. The Emperor is accused by his subjects in t

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