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EVENING mJLLBTIN, HONOLULU, T. H.. SATURDAY, APRIL U, 1909
Jin, i mil i i ii i mi m in
THE APPROVED WORMELEY TRANSLATION
LOUIS LAMBERT . .
MAf.lf SKIN m jungle
Brpn & Lyon Co.
A1AKEA AND MERCHANT STREETS
Tlio ncltnl which Mr. Huso Horzcr
111 giro cm tho owning of April 30th
tho ballroom o't tlio Alexander
oung hotel promises to be tin artistic
i.ltimpli of local talent. The gteatest
..tins have been taken with thu mini-
. em to nssmo thulr siiccobs. nnd Mr.
'lor7or will favor the audience with n
. Nnlco selection. i:cr) body ought to
urn out for this, not only to encourage
Ir. Herger but nlso to place the neat
i approval tiiion local talent of do-
.lilcilly nn unusual order. The pro-
inn Is as follows-
Mr. Christian Jenkins.
lleduiilit l.ove Song . . . .Chadwlc
I. Mrs. Hugo Heizer.
Vollo Sapele (Cavallerla Itus-
:. Mr Henry Clark:
(a) Cam Mlo Hon Glordaul
(b) A Dicani HiihonsU-lii
I. Miss Irmgnrd Schaofer:
Thou Art to Mo Chadwlek
.. Mr. Christian Jenkins:
Danny Deercr Diunroxcli
0. Mrs. Hugo llorzer, Mls Iringarl
On Jhcliim Hher
A Kaslilnilrl Loo Story.
(n) Duet .Uiolnin Iloa Song
(b) Soprano ..Sour of tho llrldo
(o) Mez. Soprano
...Will the Uoil Sun Never Set
(d) Soprano... My Sad Ues Oazo
(o) Mez. Soprano.... Only a Iloso
(O Duet Kins Fisher Illue
". .Mr. Honry Clark:
S. Mrs. Huso Herzor:
H Uaclo Ardltl
Patronesses: Her Majesty Lllluoka
lanl, Mrs. Waller I'. Frear, Mrs. San-
rord II. Dole. Mrs. K. 1). Tenney. .Mis
i:. A. Mott-Smlth, Mrs. Geo. Herbert.
Mrs. S. M. Damon. Mrs. Arthur Wall.
Mrs. Robert Lowers, Mrs. II. F. Billing
ham, .Mrs. F. J. Lowrpy. Mrs. F. A.
Schaofer, Mrs. J. A. McCandless, Mrs.
L. L. McCandless, Mrs. James Lyle,
MrB. H. M. von Holt, Mrs. Laura
Wight, Mrs. J. S. McGrow, Mrs. E. F.
Illshop. Mrs. W. W. Hall. Mrs. A. O.
Hanes, Jr., Mrs. H. II. nestnrick, Mrs.
Albert Afong, Mrs. L. Tenney Peck,
Mrs. S. (1. Wilder, Mrs. F. W. Macfar
lane, Jr., Mrs. A. F. Judil, Mrs. Jas
Judd, Mrs. O. P. Wilder, .Mrs Frank
Atherton, .Mrs. Fred Smith, Mrs. ltobt.
Atkinson, .Mrs. C. W. C. Dccrlng, .Mrs.
F. Angus, Mrs. It. A. Jordan, Mrs. W.
D. Adams. Mrs. O. Swaln, Mrs. C. F.
Clillllngttorth, Mrs. Elizabeth Chinch.
Mrs. W. M. Graham, Mrs. E. S. Cunha,
Mrs. Ebon Low. Mrs. A. A. Wilder,
Mrs. Julia Macfarhme, Mrs. Sarah An
gus, Mrs. M. Phillips, Mrs. Robert
Mr. Kecnan, whoso marrlago Is re
ported herewith, was onco a resident
Oakland, Apill 1L Ono of tho In
teresting nuptial events of tho season
was that of tho wedding of Miss Lou
Curdts ami Clulr Vernon Kecnan,
which took placo nt G:30 o'clock this
afternoon, nt tho hnmo of tho bride's
sister and brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs.
Henry Ilcrtrnm Mihrmann, on Grovo
street. Only members of tho families
wero present nt tho ceremony, which
was performed by Hov. Dr. E, K, ll.ik
cr. Tho drawing-room, where tho cer
emony was performed, was beautifully
decorated In pink and gieen, with n
largo wedding bell or pink roses in tho
bay window. At 0 o'clock supper was
borvcil In tho billiard-room, which was
decorated entirely with carnations. Tho
brldo woro an Empire gown of wlilte
mossallno silk, and carried n slinwei
bouquet of roses. The bridal veil of
filmy tulle was confined to tho hair
with a coronet of orange blossoms. Tho
maid of honor. Miss Kda CurdU, a sis
ter of tho brldo, woro an Empire gown
of pnlo bluo mcssallno silk and carried
n bouquet of bridesmaid roses. Miss
Helen Mehrniann, n nleco of tho bride,
nttended ns bridesmaid. Sho woio an
Empire gown of pink silk mulle, and
carried u Bhoner of Enchnntiesa car
nations. Master Abo Leach, Jr., tho
little nophow of tho bride, was tlio
rlng-bearor. At S:30 o'clock a recep
tion was held, to which about 100
guests wero bidden. Keenim ami his
brldo left this evening- on their honey
moon trip. Upon their return ihoy
will occupy tho Abo Leach homo for
Tho marrlago of Miss Mabel Green
and Charles lloas will bo solemnized
tho 20th of tho month. Their honey
moon will bo spent In Honolulu, ufter
which they will mnko San Francisco
their future homo. S. F. niillctin.
Lady Howard, who has been a guest
nt tho Moana hotel for several months,
sailed In tho Chlyo Marti on Thursday
and will remain sonio time In the Or-'
lent boforo returning to England. Lady
Howard was the wlfo of tho second
Bon of tho thirteenth Duko of Norfolk,
nnd connected with tlio oldest families
In England, nnd n well known person-
ago at court. Hho has been n widow
for cnrs nnd spends her time travel
ing nnd writing. Her books of travel
aro readable and Interesting, nnd white
hero sho made many warm personal
Mrs. llcrnlco Wnlbrldgo gave n pret
ty tea on Wednesdnj In honor of Mrs.
It. C. L. Perkins, who with her dis
tinguished husband, will sail for Eu
rope to reside permanently Tho de
parture of Mr. and Mrs Perkins Is
much deplored, nnd they have had
many entertainments given In their
honor, llelonglng to the fnmous At
kinson family sho is thoroughly Identi
fied with the town, nnd has many rel
atives. The friends of both joung peoplo
nro much pleased nt the recently an
nounced engagement uf Miss Ljdla
Gibbons to Mr. Gustavo Schaofer,
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Herbert sailed
In the Cliljo Maru for trip to the Or
ient. Mrs. Herbert has been n great
invalid and it Is a great source of pleas
ure to her many friends that she can
tako tho trip abroad.
Mrs. C. C. Robertson, accompanied
by Mrs. John Myers, sailed on the Man
churla Friday for Honolulu. Sacra
Mr. nnd Mrs. Harry Chase will meet
Miss Peggy Stowe in Honolulu to
spend several weeks motoilng over tho
Islands. S. F. Globe.
Miss Hazel Ruth Perkins wns given
u farewell party last evening by tho
Misses Fieeman, who entertained
about a dozen guests at their homo In
East Oakland. Miss Perkins will
Icavo within a week for Honolulu. S.
Mrs. Potter nnd her attractive
daughter, Miss Mlna Jones, sailed to
day on tho Manchuria for Honolulu.
They have promised on their return
from tho Islands to visit friends In tho
city, when doubtless there will bo
much cntcitnlning done In their honor.
S. F. Call.
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. II. Coryell sailed
yesterday on tho Manchuria for Hono
lulu, where they will pass the early
summer. S. F. Bulletin.
Mrs. Fred S. Knight sailed yester
day on the Manchuria for Honolulu.
Others leaving for tho Islands wero
Mrs. Mllo M. Potter nnd her daughter,
Miss Nina Jones, who hnvo been In
town for a few days visiting frlcndB.
Mrs. Pottor and her attractive daugh
ter will return here for u few days
after their voyage to Honolulu and
will remain for u brief stay before go
ing to tilt Ir homo nt Santa Uaihara for
the Hiiinnier. S. F. Call.
Mis. Lindsay and her little daughter
returned by the Lurllno. Judge and
Mrs. Lindsay will probably mnko their
home with Dr. C. II. Cooper at Puunut
until tho return of Mrs. Cooper,
A most enjoyable motor party waB
given IaBt Sundny by Dr. and Mrs.
James Judd, tlio objcctlvo point being
ncioss tho Pall. Their guests Includ
ed Dr. and Mrs. Lnnghornc, Mr. and
Mrs. Eric Knudscn ami Mr. and Mrs.
8. G. Wilder.
Last Saturday evening Urltlsh Con
Bill nnd Mrs. Ralph Forstcr entertained
nt dinner In honor of Mr. and Mrs.
Lovvton-nraln, tho guests Including
Judge and Mrs. Stanley, Mr. nnd Mrs.
James Cockburn, Mrs. King, Miss Rus
sell. Mrs, Kato Haarker, who was at the
Moana hotel for a tlmo, has a picture
In stngo costumo In ono of tho mag.
nzlnes, Hor Btngo namo Is Kathryno
Lncon, and Ethel Dnrrymoro's picture
adoins tho other page.
Tho wedding of Miss Kathrlno Smith
and Mr. Baldwin will occur on May
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tenth nt the family mansion of the!
bride elect In Nuuanu valley. It will
be n quiet affair, and only relatives
are to be invited,
Mr. nnd Mrs. Svyanzy entertained
last evening at dinner In honor of Mrs.
Francis Gay, Mr. and Mrs. Falrchlld,
Mr. nnd Mrs. George Davlcs, Captain
and Mrs. Low, Miss Ding, Mr. A. L.
C. Atkinson nnd Mr. Tlieo. Davlcs. Tho
tnhle was u beautiful one and tho light
from the chnndellcr, which was draped
In )e!low, most pleasing. Mr. Theo.
Davlcs favored tho guests by several
songs delightfully rendered, nnd Mrs.
Gay, Mrs, Low and Mr. Georgo Davles
sang most acceptably. Mrs. Tenney
expects soon to tnko a trip to tho
Dr. Cooper's dinner for Mr. and Mrs.
(Meson on Sunday night wns a very
successful affair, the guests Including
Judge and Mrs. Stanley, Miss Agnes
Wlckersham, Mr, R. Anderson, Judge.
Dr. McOrew's place at Pearl City,
"Alen," has been lot to Mr. George
Ross for a term of years. Tho Doctor
will spend most of his tlmo at the Mc
Orow .town house "Redhedge."
"Arcadia," tho lesldenco of Govern
or and Mrs Walter Froar, was tho
Bcene last evening of a delightfully In
formal reception In honor of former
Vlco-Prcsldent Chnries Warren Fair
banks, Mrs. Fairbanks and their daugh
ter, Mrs. J. W. Tlmmons. Tho Gov
ernor nnd his wife, with their guests
of honor, received In tho drawing-room.
nnd the distinguished Grangers re
sponded to tho cordial greetings in a
charming mannor, winning golden
opinions from everybody. Magnificent
ly tall, with a keen, clear eye and a
strikingly clever face, Mr. Fairbanks
looked tho statesman and profound
thinker that ho Is. Mrs. Fairbanks
possesses charm, and Is n handsome
woman with an case of manner to
which ono responds at once. Sho woro
an cxqutBlto frock of chiffon In faintest
Persian colors, ending In a broad white
satin band, the the corsage was trim
med with lovely lace. Her ornaments
were diamonds, nnd sho carried a large
bouquet of violets. Mrs. Tlmmons
looked lovely in a rich white laco cos
tumo and chatted with much vivacity.
Mrs. Fairbanks has had a hard season
In Washington and really came out
hero for rest and change. Sho, ns well
as her husbind, Is delighted with Ho
nolulu. A nuiBlcilo program was list
ened to whlrh lasted for an hour. It
was begun by tho Kamehamcha girls
Blnglng old Hawaiian melodies In a
sweet and effective manner, and then
Mrs. Wadhams favored everybody by
singing two songs In a cultivated and
finished manner. She, by tho way,
was an Indianapolis girl and knew tho
guests of honor before. Mr. Duchley
then gnvo two violin solos In his art
istic style, and was followed by Mm.
Tenney Peck, who sang delightfully In
her full contralto voice. Mr, Wlch-
man brought down tho houso with his
much-appreciated songs, nnd tho Ka -
mehnmeha girls ended tho progrnm byjfrlendB mny havn other opportunities
several delightful selections. Mrs. Will
Whitney and Mrj. Tenney Peck wero
tho accomprnlsts. Light refreshments
wero served In tho dlnlngroom, In
cluding a most cooling lemon punch,
and Informality reigned until a late
hour, tho hum ot conversation continu
ing. Tho rooms wero decorated with
roses, violets and palms, and Governor
and Mrs. Frear wore congratulated no
on tho successful evening. Mrs. Froar,
by the way, was In a white frock over
yellow, made a la Empire, and there
was a dinner before tho reception to
meet tho guests ot honor, at which
They Have No Equal
Perfect Quality Uniform Strength
Rich, Delicacy of Flavor Absolute Purity
We Reoommend Them
Henry May & Co., Ltd,
wero Former Governor and Mrs,
Georgo Carter, Chief Justlco Hartwcll,
Major and Mrs. Wadhams of Fort Shat
ter, Mr. and Mrs, II, von Holt. Among
thoso present wero Governor Cleghorn,
Mr. and Mrs. U. F. Dillingham, Profes
sor and Mrs. M, M. Scott, ex-Qovcrnor
nnd Mrs. Carter, Major nnd Mrs. Dun
ning, Mr. nnd Mrs. Oerrltt P. Wilder,
Judgo nnd Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. Hosmcr,
Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Falrchlld, British
Consul and Mrs. Forster, Mrs. Francis
Gay, Mr. nnd Mrs. Eric Knudscn, Mrs.
d'Orange, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Cooke,
MIsb Grace Cooke, Mr. and Mrs. Phil
ip Frcnr, Mr. nnd Mrs. Frank Dilling
ham, Mr. and Mrs. Tenney Peck, Pro
fessor Ilrlgliam, Mr. nnd Mrs. Stanley
Livingstone, Dr. Lnnghorne, Mr. nnd
Mrs. Edward Tenney, Hon. S. M, Dam
on, Mr. and Mrs. L. Thurston, Rov.
Dorcmus Scuddcr, Canon and Mrs. Us
bourne, Tselng Hal, II I. Chinese Maj
esty's Consul, the Japanese Consul,
Mnjor and Mrs. Wlnslaw, Mnjor and
Mrs. Long, Captain and Mrs. Moses,
Captain nnd Mrs. Low, Miss Tope,
MrB. Wooley, Mr. A. L. C. Atkinson,
Justice nnd Mrs. Ballon, Miss Clara
Carpenter, Judgo and Mrs. A. A. Wil
der, Mr. nnd Mrs. Frederick I,owrey,
Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Gnrtlcy, Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Hcmmenvvay, Mr.
and Mrs. H, von Holt, Mrs. Alexander
O. Hawes, Jr. and many others.
Chief Justlco Hartwcll entertained
at dinner In honor of Justlco Sidney
Bnllou and Mrs. Ballon on Thursday
evening. Violets and white roses with
pale pink centers made a lovely table
decoration. Ml'ss Hartwcll did tho
honors very gracefully for her father.
and tho dinner was a decided buccoss,
Other guests Included Judgo nnd Mrs.
A. A. Wilder, Miss Carpenter, Mr.
Grccnwell, Mr. W, Castle, Consul and
Mrs. Ralph Forstcr and Miss Gras.
Tho Friday night hop nt tho Moana
was a gay 'affair, with many pretty
young wdme'n' and officers galore. So
ciety turnod out In great numbers, and
all was gayety and pleasure at tho
popular seaside hotel. The music was
excellent and tho walk to tlio plor al
ways a favorlto ono.
Mrs. Hord and her daughter nro also
stopping at the Moana. Miss Hord Is
qulto uthlctlciind goes in for nil kinds
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ui BirunB, BwiuiitiuiK purucuiuny wen,
and riding perfectly. She Is a tall,
striking looking brunette, and is much
Mrs. Potter, and her daughter. Miss
Jones, who nro nt the Moana hotel, are
very prominent socially In Los Ango
leu. Miss jpnea Is a handsome fifrl
nnd devoted to Honolulu.
Tho Kunalu Boat Club gives a dance
this evening at tho club house, which
Is being much anticipated by tho
Mrs. Lew ton-Brain mny not bo flblo
to sail this week as anticipated, owing
, to the lack of accommodation, and her
of entertaining hor. Tho Georgo
Davlos gave a dinner for tho Lowton
Drains on Wednesday, and British
Consul and Mrs. Forstcr entertained In
their honor on Saturday last. Mr. and
Mrs. Lewton-Brnln are staying nt tho
McDonald, and have a largo, airy
Mrs. Kopke's tea on Wednesday in
honor of Mrs. Francis Gay was a most
enjoyable affair, and tho musical pro
gram was listened to with great pleas
ure Mrs. Ernest Ross nnd Mrs. Al
bert Waterhouso assisted their mother
Try VAN DUZER'S
in tho caro of the guests, Mrs. Gay
looked handsome in an claborato frock
mado Dlreclolre. Those who Ithng or
played wero Mrs. Paty, Mrs-.' Weight?
MrS. Mott-Smlth, Mrs. von Holt, Mrs,
Tenney Peck, Mrs. Ross and Mrs.
Francis any. Delicious refreshments
added much to tho afternoon's happi
Mrs. R, L. C. Perkins was given a
luncheon by Mrs. Mist of Manoa val
ley. The tables wero prettily decor
ated with panslea nnd dahlias, and tho
fine maidenhair made an artistic cen
ter. Tho giiCBts included Mrs. A. M.
Brown, Mrs. S. G. Wilder, Mrs. Clif
ford Kimball, Mrs. A. Atkinson, Mrs.
Blackman, Mrs. Lewton-Braln, Miss
Irmgard Schaefor, Miss Edith Mist.
Mrs. A. M. Brown was tho hostess
ot .a delicious pol luncheon on Wed
nesday In honor ot her sister, Mrs.
Perkins. Tho tablo was artistically
arranged with carnations and greens,
tho fruits In tho center being of a
choice variety. Carnation lcls were
glvon everybody, nnd Mrs. Brown nev
er looked hotter than since her return
from tho Coast. Mrs. Perkins woro a
pretty lingerie frock and looked well.
Tho Llllputlans nro having a very
pleasant visit here, and are able to
enter Into the homo life to a great ex
tent. Eva Pollard Is staying with Mr.
and Mrs. Augustus Murphy, and Teddy
McNamarra and Lily Bull havo been
with tho Fred Macfarlancs at Watklkl.
Mrs. Mlddlcdltch's guest Is Lcsllo Don
ahue, and Miss Tcnny has her car full
of happy friends nearly every day.
Next Tuesday evening Fort Shatter
will bo en fote, for the Fifth Cavalry
band wltl play and n hop will he given
by Major and Mrs. Dunning and tho
officers and their wlvos at Fort Shaf
fer. This is tho first hop given at
Fort Shatter and society Is on the qui
vovo with anticipation.
The Richmond Palladium, odltcd by
Mr. Rudolf Leeds, Is' a largo sheet de
voted to topics ot the day. Tho lead
ing editorial Is a particularly Interest'
ing ono and a great credit to so young
an editor and ownor. Mr. Leeds la a
friend ot Vlco-Prcsldent Fairbanks and
family, and a clover man ot affairs.
Tho Orphcum Is drawing large audi
tnecs nearly overy night, notwlth
standing tho other many attractions In
town. Tho actors are versatile, and
pleasing, and the young women aro
I often seen at tho Moana beautifully
dressed. They aro young and pretty,
Mrs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox and her
husband, Mrs. Robert Wilcox, havo re
cently returned from a trip to tho Ber
mudas, and they still speak of their
visit hero. India Is to bo tho next
placo thoy wf.l visit, returning to Now
York by way of Hawaii.
Mr, and Mrs. Alonzo Gartley enter
tained at dinner on Thursday In honor
ot Mrs. d'Orango, the beautiful mother
of Mrs. Eric Knudscn. Other guests
included Mr. nnd Mrs. Montague
Cooko, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Knudscn.
On Friday afternoon at the Young
Hotel In tho lounging room ton is
poured by Mrs. Church for the guests
and their friends. This Is a delightful
Innovation and much appreciated by
Mr. and Mrs. C. Hedcmann aro salt
ing for New York In tho Tenyo Maru,
Mrs. Lackland gavo a brldgo tea on
Additional Social News on Page 6
!i ''r-TAirr iih 'MimmiHr 'imnitr fflMtaiifif J
IN TARIFF TAX
He Opposed Duty on Tea and Coffee.
Strong for Inheritance or In
come Tax Views of
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 29.
President Taft Is not assuming to
dictate to Congress what particular
rates It shall prescribe In revising
tho tariff. At tho same time ho Is
willing 'to let mombers of both
Houses who visit him understand
what his own Ideas aro.
.There has been no disposition on
the part ot tho President to swing
any kind of n stick, and reports that
intlmato that members of Congress
have been called to tho White House
to receive tho dictum ot the Execu
tive aro not warranted by tho facts,
In several cases the President has
suffered by the misrepresentation ot
Opposes Tea and Coffee Tax
The President bollovcs In tho gen
eral principles of the Payno bill and
Is of tho opinion that it provides for,
reductions In the schedules that com
prise tho necessities, with one or two
Important exceptions. In view of the
Increased cost ot living, the Presi
dent Is unwilling that through Fed
eral taxation on the things consumed
by the masses dally this cost ot living
shall bo still further increased,
Thereforo ho Is opposed to the pro
posed tax on tea and the countervail
ing duty proposed on coffee. Ho
wants tho tea tax stricken from the
bill outright and tho coffeo proviso
eliminated, as ho has made it plain
to thoso with whom he has talked
that while coffee may bo on the free
list, tho countervailing clause will
Impose a duty practically amounting
to C cents n pound.
While tho utterances of the Presi
dent havo been more guarded with
regard to lumber, hides, 'shoes, and
oil, tho Impression Is gathered by
thoso who have 'talked with him that
he favroa material reductions on
these articles, and that "ho opposes
any Increase In the schedule covering
gloves and stockings.
The Executive understands that
material decreases In tho rates ot du
ty on articles largely Imported may
mean a loss In revenue unless the
Imports become greater, and when
his Ideas have been sought he has
suggested nn alternative proposition.
To meet this loss he would have first
of all an Inheritance tax becauso ot
the ease In collecting it, and the
certainty In fixing the amount ot tax
to be collected. On the theory that
taxes should bo Imposed along lints
that create the least friction, the
Inheritance tax, from the President's
point of view, Is Ideal and tho only
drawback to this plan, Is tho fact that
In a number ot the States this sys
tem Is operative, and its opponents
arguo that to Impose It by Federal
enactment would double tho burdon.
If the Inheritance tax Is not ac
cepted by Congress then 'the Presi
dent will ask for a modified income
tax, although such a measure may
;iot be advanced until after tho re
vised tariff law Is put Into effect and
some estimate can be mado ot its
revenue-raising capacity. This meas
uro probably will be brought out dur
Ing the next session. More properly
speaking, this proposition Is an ex
cise tax measured by percentages on
This tax on dividends would be ap
plicable to all stocks but mutual lifo
Insurance companies, building asso
ciations, and national bank stocks.
According to treasury statistics such
a tax would yield about SIC, 000,000,
which would offset tho loss ot the tea
and the coffeo tax.
Moderate Stamp Tax
If the reduction In tho duties
which ho believes should be mado en
dangers tho rovcnuo-ralslng capacity
of tho proposed law the President Is
of tho opinion that a moderate stamp
tax would not impose an unfair bur
den upon the people. Statistics are
now being complied to Bhow what
amount this tax upon certain speci
fied articles yielded during tho war
Thoso taxes, if relmposed, would
be placed upon comparatively few
things, such as bank checks, deeds,
mortgages, and other documents ot a
legnl character. Approximately such
a tax would yield between 110,000,
000 nnd $15,000,000, Such a tax,
tho President believes, would bo bet
ter than a tax upon foodstuffs, that
the peoplo ought not to be called
upon to bear at the present tlmo.
It Is evident that President Taft
does not share the general belief that
the Senate Is opposed to tho maxi
mum and minimum provisions ot tho
Senator Aldrich Will Force Issue
That Is of Vast Importance
to Onr Conntry To
Be Pushed .
Washington, D. C It can bo sot
down as pretty certain that the ques
tion of currency reform will bo push
ed to the front with great vigor
about tho opening ot tho December
session of Congress It by that tlmo
there Is serious manifestation of pur
pose to press nny rndlcal amendments
to tho Interstate Commerce law, or
to reorganize Into moro effccUvo
shape tho anti-Trust Act.
Senator Aldrich Is credited with,
two purposes in connection with the
work of tho Monetary Commission,
of which he is the father, and nlso
the executive. In the first place ho
wants currency legislation, becnusc
he s'lnccrely believes tho country
needs it. lie considers tho present
system unsatisfactory and 111 adapt
ed to the Nation's needs. He has am
bition to bo Hie father ot n real cur
rency system for tho country ono
which will be a monument to his con
structive capacity, nnd will give nn
Bwcr to tho cynical assumptions thnt
he Is a mere agent of Interests In tho
Hut aside from all that, tho Ithodo
Island Senator Is strong for peaco
and harmony. He doesn't wnnt tho
big questions involving tho relation
of tho Government to corporations
stirred up. Ha doesn't think any
thing Is to bo gained by any moro
Interstate commcrco legislation Just
now. And In order to stave off any
thing ot this kind, the currency re
form business Is to b'e developed into
a great Issue In the Senate, and used
as a buffer tq tend off any uncom
fortable propositions. It may not bo
necessary In the near future to work
up much excitement over currency,
but at any tlmo It appears nqcessary,
then currency will be p'ushed to the
front, nd will forthwith absorb all
attention of "the Senatorial' elders.
President' Taft Is himself strongly
In favor of currency reform. He be
lieves It one ot the biggest things his
administration could accomplish. Ho
doesn't exactly lean to the notion
that It Is all his administration needs
The Currency Commission is. about
a. year old, has had a pleasant trip to
Europe and Is providing berths for
a group of retired statesmen who,
having met disaster at homo, aro at
tached to the Government pay rolls
as members ot the commission. It is
rather expected that the commission
will make a report by next December.
Probably It will not bo a final and
conclusive report. In fact there Is
the authority ot a well-known Sena
tor for saying it will not bo suffi
ciently final to justify any thought
ot discharging It and putting an end
to Its salary list. I)y no moans. It
will make a klnd,ot suggestivo re
port; a series ot suggestions calcula
ted to direct attention to tho vast
MoldB of effort and research, to which,
it's attention has not yet been given.
It will report progress, so to speak.
That this legislation will be very
muchjit the front during the next
four .years la now perfectly under
stood. The condition of the Nation
al finances Is such that everything
related to currency and money con
cerns attracts the utmost attention.
HEAD OF HARVARD AGAIN
President Eliot In Report Declarei the
Cambrldgo, Mass, March 30. In his
last annual report as president of Har
vard, Charles Norton Eliot onco more
denounces football as a demoralizing
spectacle and unfit for college sport
President Eliot declares too much
tlmo Is dovoted dally to baseball and
football. Ot tho latter ho says:
"Although football has been mado
moro open and Interesting by tho now
rules nnd, some of tlio former foul play
has been prevented, tho game still re
mains unfit for college uees, affords a
demoralizing spectacle for tho im
menso crowds. which gather to witness
tho chief games, and still provides on
a great scalo tho opportunity for that
variety of gambling called betting."
Sulcldo of Veteran Louisville, Ky.,
April H. Colonel Moses Gibson, who
Bcrvod In tho Confederate army during
tho campaign In Virginia, committed
suicide hero today by drowning In n
bathtub after slashing his wrUts with
a razor. Colonel GlbBon was 72 years
In Danger of Rabies Chicago, April
7. Edward C. Fitch, assistant city at
torney, and 7-year-old Kim Valontine
aro at tho Pasteur Institute suffering
from bites Infilctod by a dog which at
tacked them on the street.