Thereupon, the husband stormed up and down the platform, appealed to the stationmaster, the commissary of police, and the bystanders, calling upon them to arrest the additional progress of the homosexual Lothario, whose attentions to his spouse had damaged up his residence and have been driving his household into exile. The spouse was a middle- aged, dowdy, slovenly lady—a Hungarian, as I used to be knowledgeable, by delivery. She was surrounded by a lot of soiled kids working all concerning the platform. The lady giggled and cried by turns; the lover seemed sheepish, kissed his hand to his inamorata, and strolled up and down, half proud and half ashamed, whereas the husband shrieked and yelled and bawled. However of violence, or of any risk to make use of violence, I couldn’t uncover the slightest hint on the a part of both the husband or the lover. Sentiment is just not the fault of the Bulgarian peasantry, and the entire character of the wrangle was way more like that of two peasants disputing concerning the possession of a pig than that of a husband quarrelling together with his spouse’s lover about which ones ought to accompany the woman. If Menelaus, Paris, and Helen had been Bulgarians, there would, I’m satisfied, by no means have been a siege of Troy. Public opinion on the platform was clearly unfavorable to the lover, on the bottom that he had no proper to pursue the spouse if the husband objected to his doing so. Lastly, he consented to stay behind, and the final I noticed of him, because the prepare moved off, was that he was blowing kisses to the woman, who was leaning out of the carriage window along with her husband by her aspect.
The downfall of the Stambouloff Ministry
Curiously sufficient, the downfall of the Stambouloff Ministry, which had held workplace for a interval of unwonted period, and which was considered overwhelmingly highly effective, was due partially to the one social scandal which enlivened my residence at Sofia. The entire story illustrates one other part of Sofiote social life, and due to this fact what little there may be to say of it could as effectively be recorded right here. Throughout the Prince’s absence in Austria, owing to his spouse’s sickness, M. Savoff, the Minister of Battle, abruptly wrote to the Prime Minister, stating that he couldn’t consent to take a seat any longer in the identical Cupboard with M. Slavkoff,the Minister of Justice, whom he accused of being his spouse’s lover, and declaring that both he or M. Slavkoff should give up the Ministry. The Premier demurred to this on the bottom that he was anxious to retain the companies of each Ministers, and that he didn’t see that M. Savoff had any proof as to the justice of his accusation.