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The Paris "Matin" says that the Grand Duchess Anastasia of Mecklenburg, mother of the Crown Princess of Prussia has not yet given up all hope of inducing her daugh- ter to leave the Crown Prince. At present it seems that the difficulty is the question of the children, who are strictly watched and guarded by the Crown Prince's em- ployees. The Grand Duchess, who is now living at Eze, near Beaulieu-sur-Mer, recently paid a visit to Interlaken, where she had an interview with her daughter. People in the village of Eze noticed that she set out on her journey in the best of spirits, ex- plained by the fact that she believed that the Crown Princess had now definitely de- cided to quit her husband and that she had made all the arrangements accordingly. The Grand Duchess found her daughter at Inter- laken alone and in tears. She had been un- able to wrest her two children from those who were employed by the Imperial family to guard them. In fact the children were prevented by force from following their mother. The Grand Duchess, who is an open enemy of Germany and the German court, declares she will yet succeed in her project to break her daughter's unhappy
According to the ' Vossische Zeitung" the cremation took place at Jena recently of Miss Camilla Rybicka, daughter of the Aus- trian in Court Councillor Rybicka. She was the victim of a love tragedy between her self and Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg. The "Jenaische Zeitung" has seen an auto- graph letter from the Prince dated Paris, July 1, 1914, in which he solomenly promised to marry Fraulein Rybicka within six months, and named her as his sole heir, with a sincere entreaty addressed to his father to pay her two million crowns in the case of his death. After the six months had long elapsed, and all entreaties had proved fruitless, she committed suicide.
Prince Leopold Clement Philippe, a cap- tain of Hussars, who was born in 1878, belongs to an Austrian collateral branch of the Saxe-Coburg family, the head of which, now fighting for the Germans, is the son of the late English Duke of Albany. Prince Leopold's mother is Princess Louise of Belgium, who has now renounced ne quality as a member of the ducal family. His father is Prince Philippe of Saxe-