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Romany's Prince William

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Ono of the most famous representaivfis of Romauy ïlye in this country is Priuco William, as he is callod, who, with his familys lires near East Hart'ord. Thero aro branches of the family at New Haven a:ul Uridgeport. Tho Sast flartford btauob of the family is the main branoh. Tha Williamses are all horse dealers. Attaohed to thoir rosidence are stables which, in winter, alwayscontain a stock of fine blooded draft horses. One of tlie intoresting sights at the stables are the wagons that are used by Prinoe Williaiu aud his family when they go off on their annual nomadio pleasiire trips. These wagons cost frora $1,000 to $2,500. Prince William'a private wagon cost $2,500 and is fitted np in regal style. In thñíie trips around the country the whole family joins. These trips are raadü in tiio snramer, spare horses being taken along and sold or traded. This means a cavalcade of a dozen fancy wagons and about 100 horses. The atart is made about the lst of August, the entire family - meii, woruen and childreu - being taken along. The party keeps together, traveling by easy stages, about 20 miles a tlay being oonsidered a good jouruey. When in a hurry, they can make 40 milos a day. The place selected for the night's rest is usually a grove. There the wagons aro draven nn iu a circle, lires are ed and tbe evening meal prepared. After snpper the whole party gather around Priiioe Williatn's tent ur -wagon, and tfoo affairs oï ciw family ra discnssed. A watchiuau patrols tho camp


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