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Memories of Annie Oakley
(Concluded from page nine)
This affair shortly . afterwards
reached the ears of the Emperor,
and one day there appeared at the
exhibition grounds a magnificent
equipage bearing the royal arms
and a highly decorated individual
making inquiry for Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Butler. He bore an invi
tation for them to wait upon his
imperial majesty, and visit the
great historic palace of Schon
brunn. The Royal Paradox.
It was there that Annie Oakley
received the impression of the
paradox of the old monarch's life.
Himself thoughtful, simple,
friendly and hospitable, but
nevertheless receiving them in an
ancient citadel, more like a fort
ress than a home, reeking with
memories of intrigues and alarms.
Here it was that the great Napo
leon dictated the map of Europe
to Prussia and Austria, where
XAiglon died, nd where the old
Emperor himself passed away
from the conflicts after a reign of
To her at that .time his greatest
interest seemed to be in the great
Austrian arsenal. And he de
tailed an escort to show the But
lers over it. And as they went,
Annie's last glimpse showed the
.ancient ruler pouring over papers
on his desk, heavy with the cares
of a half century of contests and
the burden of an imponderable
A MIDAEVAL ARSENAL
The arsenal was not only one
of the most modern and complete
in the world but was at the same
time a museum reaching back into
the middle ages an old curiosity
shop of obsolete and primitive
weapons of the Empire, and her
One of the most complete was
the collection of bullets, marking
the improvement of mankilling
guns from the harquebas to the
Mauser rifle. So bizarre and im
possible did those more ancient
seem, that Annie could not help
expressing great wonder and as
tonishment. With the conse
quence that a collection of the
best of them were presented to
her as a keepsake by the Emper
AN OLD GAME IN A NEW SETTING
This was not the only time she
was the guest of the royal house.
Shortly after this she had an op
portunity of giving a practical
demonstration with a shot gun.
She went with as formidable an
array of shooters as could be
found on all the planet to shoot on
the Emperor's game preserve.
There was Buffalo Bill and
Bronco Charlie, Frank Butler and
Kid Gabriel all of whose very
existence was a tribute to their
marksmanship under critical cir
cumstances. Shooting pheasant
during the morning they kept a
small army of keepers busy with
the bag. And then in the after
noon they were armed with
double-barreled sporting rifles
and sent to stalk the roeback.
This was an old game in a new
setting but no great difficulty to
those whose only dinner for weeks
on end had been venison marketed
with the Winchester. How
ever it was about dusk before
Annie came upon half a dozen
peacefully feeding in a field of
wheat. So innocent and trustful
was the picture they made against
the setting sun, and such a beauti
ful family group browsing and
daintily treading the meadow,
that she refused to shoot at all.
And so brought back with her a
memory of a delightful scene in
stead of a pair of antlers from the
royal preserve of Francis Joseph,
Emperor of Austria.
Miss Dorothy Brown of Mont
clair is making a name for her
self as a master of the putter, and
is getting her scores down
towards our record marks. In
the ladies putting contest Satur-
day she bettered her previous per
formances substantially and won
the event with the excellent score
of 21 shots for the twelve holes.
Three under two is a score that
requires the Utmost skill and as
surance, and sets a high standard
for the coming week's play.
J. H. Ehrehart
and Mrs. Ehrehart of New York
spent the Christmas week in
Pinehurst inspecting their new
plantation on the outskirts of the
village, and selecting a site where
they intend to build their Winter
home. Mr. Ehrehart has just fin
ished the planting of 200 acres of
peach trees on his property, and
is clearing more land as fast as
he can have it done.
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