July 13, 1898
A "threatened uprising against the Spanish dynasty" is the probable reason for the young Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria's hasty return to Vienna. It is understood that she will "some day be betrothed to King Alfonso" if he is not "ousted from this throne," reports the Chicago Daily Tribune.
The first rumors of a possible marriage between Archduchess Elisabeth, only child of the late Crown Prince Rudolf, and the young King Alfonso, surfaced earlier this year in London.
The King's mother, now Queen Regent Maria Cristina, was born Archduchess Maria Christina.