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ACADEMY OF MUSIC— 2—B— Power of the
ALH A li iIR A— S—S— Vaudeville.
AMERICA • -2— Vaudeville-
ASTOR— S>:20 — The Aviator.
BELA.SCO— t.':?,*— S:3O— The Concert.
BIJOU — bi-t) — The Nest EBP
BROADWAY—!>—Romeo and Juliet k-_k -_
CASINO— S:IS— Came from MUwauKe*.
ClßCLE— *:ls— Mother.
CITY 2:15— 6il3 — Vaudeville. .
COLONIAL. - S— Vaudeville- _
CCXSEDV— S:IS— I'II Be Hanged If I Do.
CKITERION— S-:20 — The Commuters.
DALVfr— S:3O— Baby Mine.
GAKRICK— S:2o— The Speckled Band.
GLOBE — B—La8 — La Porciere.
HATKETT --• S:2o— Daddy Dufard.
v A V MER^TETN' S-2— S Vaudeville.
SQUAKE-S:ir—The Girl and th«
BIPPODROME-2— S— The International Cup—
Ballet of Niagara— The Earthquake.
KUP^ON — S^O— Nobody's Widow.
IH VIXrt ■-..:•* :ir>-Polnlsche Wlrthschaft.
JOE WEBER'S- Alma. Whero Do Tou
KNICKERBOCKER — 88 — Henry of Navarre.
LIBERTY— The Country Boy. «.!„-.
LYCEUM— 2:20 — S:30 — The. Importance or ±*ems
I.YRIC— S— Two Women.
MAJESTIC— i-:3O-The Blue Bird. 0_,r.,, Am _
MANHATTAN OPERA HOUSD-2— S— \ aude-
V IKK ELLIOTTS— S:3O— The Gamblers.
KAZIMOVA'S-S:l.%— Madame Troubadour.
NEW AMSTERDAM— 2:IS— Imperial \^sslan
Court Bala'.aika Orchestra-* :15— M.xdame
>if\V THEATRE—^:IS — Mary Mapdalene.
>-r-- YORK «:15 — Nauphty Marietta.
REPUBLlC— *:ls— Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
TTALI^ACK'S— S:IS— The Fourth Estate.
•WEST END— vl s— The Fourth Estate.
METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE— S— La. Gio-
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1910.
This newspaper is owned and puo~
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THE YEWS THIS MORXIXG.
CONGRESS.— Miid filibusters marked
thy sessions of both houses; in the Sen
au- Mr. Bristow prevented passage of
the omnibus claims bilL In the House
Speaker Cannon declined to decide
v.V.- th undor the rules, a measure
which had been considered on the pre
vious calendar Wednesday could be
taken from the calendar.
IXjREIGN. — With only eighty-eight
Btembers of the House of Commons to
bo ►rlecKd. the government and opposi
tion strength is unchanged, each side
having trained twenty-four seats from
the other. = A dispatch from Barce
lona, Spain, says storms of lonic
clmract^r are i....ding a large part of
th»? country. == A dispatch from
Cherbourg says a fatal explosion oc
curred or. the United States battleship
North Dakota- — ■ Dispatches from
Rome say that the flood situation is be
coming more serious hourly; the river
Tiber is twenty-one feet above its nor
n.-il level. ===== Contracts for two bat
tleships, of 24,000 tons each, for the Brit
ish navy -were let in London.
DOMESTIC Andrew Carnegie made
a gift of 510.000,000 for promotion of
peace to a board of trustees headed by
J=*-nat'or Root. = The Department of
Justice announced that prosecution of
t he so-called Electric Trust, consid
ered by officials the most important suit
ever brought under the Sherman law,
would be begun before January 1- ==
Th- last will and testament of Mrs. Mary
Bak^r G. Eddy was riled in the Probate
Office for Merrimack County, at Oon
cor.l, N. H-; after providing various
sur^s for member* of her household and
Wends and giving $10,000 each to her
son and his children, the testator leaves
her estate to the Mother Church. =====
Tii<<tdore Roosevelt delivered the Nobel
lecture at Harvard University, discuss
ing- '<h<? subject of "Applied Ethics."
fXY.— Stocks were dull at small price
Charges. - Charles E. Treman ac
cejrt€d Governor-elect Dixs offer of the
post of Superintendent of Public Works.
===== Mayor Gayrior. it was said, might
prefer charges against the Board of
Water Supply, because of their adver
tisoraent for bids before plans were ap-
j • roved. / ' Customs authorities seized
4. trunk! containing emeralds and dia
snenfis. brought from Colombia by a
rrticliant. ■ ■:. Egerton L. Winthrop.
ir< sident of the Board of Education,
*iiid In bis annual report that the Board
v? estimate was encroaching upon the
'riprhtF >-f the Bdard of Education. ■
The Fire Insurance Exchange announced
a change In the rate schedule, under
■which. W. O. Robb said, the premiums
vroak) be reduced by an average of 5 per
cent. ■- General Engento Deschamps,
leader of the opposition to President
CsxsereE of Santo Domingo, arrived in
New York from Porto Rico, and war talk
followed: v — Relatives of a young
woman who had been in the United
Stales a year staved off her deportation.
THE WEATHER. lndications for to
day: Fair. The temperature yesterday:
Highest. '■■'■ degrees: lowest. --.
TEX MILLIOXS FOR PEACE.
Mr. Carnegie 6 usonumental gift for
tbo promotion of peace will provoke more
admiration and gratitude than surprise.
The magnitude of his public benefactions
lor;.' ago exhausted the world's sense of
wonder at anything of the sort which,
he might do. Moreover, the persistent
and passionate devotion to Irenlc propa
ganda which be has displayed in recent
years pave a strong color of likelihood
to the rumors which arose some days
ago concerning precisely the thing which
has now occurred. Nevertheless, "age
cannot wither nor custom stale" the
magnitude and variety of the arses to
which Mr. Carnegie puts the past fortune
which his industry, enterprise and
shrewdness amassed, and each new gift
of millions Hlnaplurß the -sentiments of
appreciation which the lirst aroused.
There is probably no man in the world
who Is in spirit and has ever been in ac
tion more intensely practical than Mr.
Carnegie, and that fact is on the face
of it an answer to those skeptics who
might challenge the concrete utility of
eceh an appropriation. It must be con
fessed thr.t some plans ami suggestions
of certain peace seeking organizations
and advocates have • red. and we be
lieve were, hopelessly visionary and
Impractical. But entirely apart from Mr.
<*nrne:zie"s implied guarantee to that ef
fect, v.c caiiiiot se» why work for the
promotion : and continuation of peace
< iioiiid not v- every whit as practical ms
the work <-f preparation against war IBJ
which the nations are SB generally and
bo largely engaged. The potentiality
■which BsssiM in an expenditure of half
a million dollars a year ■ enormous, and
its ... -:.-;,! Mid fliscreet application to
■be Drouiotiou of a cause which is highly
desirable and which must naturally de
pend most of all upon moral and intel
lectual forces surely cannot fall of im
It is a felicitous coincidence that the
announcement of this gift is practically
simultaneous with the beginning of a
convention at Washington which we have
described as of peculiarly good promise
for the prevention af war by the removal
af its provoking causes thmugh the ad
ministration of international justice.
The latter is an Inspiring indication of
the practical bent of the thoughts of
those who are striving for peace. It
was well for a great soldier bo utter the
exhortation. "I^et us have peace!" But
it must not be forgotten that he did so
only after he himself had waged a stu
pendous war for the destruction of the
thing? which made against peace. It
was met unconditional ]>eace. but peace
afior the causes of war had been re
moved and peace on a fitting foundation,
which he invoked. The peace which is
to be practically sought through the
agency of the society which is now meet
ing at the capital, as also through that
of Mr. Carnegie's superb endowment.
Bras* be a peace not necessarily with that
indefinite "honor" which may mean
everything or nothing but with that
justice which is the indispensable ele
i ment of all honor which is worth having.
.1 KIZOWA'B CONSTITUTION.
Our enterprising contemporary "The
Arizona Republican" of last Saturday is
ai hand with the full text of the con
stitution just drafted by the Arizona
constitutional convention. The Demo
crats in the convention with one excep
tion rigaed the constitution. The Repub
licans with one exception refused to sign
it. The critics of the constitution de
nounce it as socialistic and predict that
it will never be approved by President
Taft. They call upon the people of Ari
zona to defeat it at the coming election
on the ground that Its acceptance at the
polls and its disapproval by President
Taft would endanger the statehood of
Arizona, while its rejection would sim
ply involve another meeting of the con
stitutional convention. The constitution
will be submitted to the electors of Ari
zona on February 0. It will be interest
ing to see win tin I the fear of endanger
ing Arizona's prospects of statehood by
making necessary, in the event of Mr.
Taft's disapproval, a new application to
Congress will cause the rejection of the
constitution or whether the people will
uphold the Democratic majority of the
convention in their radicalism.
The constitution is unquestionably
radical, but radicalism is what is to be
looked for in the newer and indeed in
many of the older communities of the
West. The particular feature of it which
is a novelty and which it is predicted
will cause its rejection in Washington is
the recall provision. This applies to
every elective office, consequently to ju
dicial office?. The recali has been so
widely adopted iv the West that its ap
pearance in a new constitution should
not occasion surprise, but no state has
yet made its judges subject to recall.
States have preferred first to test the re
call as applied to other officers. But
though only a couple of recall elections
have ever been held in the United States,
Arizona is ready to apply the new device
to offices which by general consent have
hitherto been kept removed from public
clamor. Perhaps the recall would never
be abused, but its application to judicial
offices certainly seems a dangerous aud
utterly uncalled for experiment.
Outside of the recall provision the
constitution is not strikingly radical as
compared with other Western constitu
tions. Its provisions in regard to cor
porations are drastic; how drastic may
be seen from Section 4. Article l- r >. which
The corporation commission and the
several members thereof shall have
power to inspect and investigate the
property, books, papers, business, meth
ods and affairs of any corporation whose
stock shall bo offered for sale to the
public and of any public service corpora
tion doing business within the state.
It ?oes on to say that for this purpose
the corporation commission shall have
tie power of a court of general jurisdic
tion to summon witnesses, take testi
mony, etc. Not merely public service
corporations, but every corporation
which offers stock for sale may have its
affairs thus Inquired into. Such in
quiries are not mandatory, aud presuma
bly excessive use of these inquisitorial
I towers would not be tolerated in a state
where nearly everyl>ody is interested in
some mining corporation. But drastic as
are those and some of the other pro
visions regarding corporations, the con
stitution will probably stand or fall with
tbe Arizona electors and iv Washington
upon its application of the recall to ju
dicial offices. Only in this respect does
it seem to have gone Oregon and Ok!a
hoina one better.
bo\ds wiriwi r the circula-
The Secretary of the Treasury has
beeu making inquiries, and it seems to
be generally believed in financial cir
cles that the government could market
:; j.er cent bonds at par without the cir
eulatiou privilege. If it could do that
i: would be doing extremely well in com
parison with other nations, for British
consols. L'H per cent, are selling at T:».
which makes the actaal interest earned
on the basis of the present market price
3.1U per cent. Similarly, on French
rentes the actual interest at the pres
ent market price of 3 per cents is 3.<)G
:i^ul German imperial 3^ per cents sell
at such a discount that the actual interest
amounts to 3.84 per cent. The reason
that tbe United Slates might obtain bet
fcer terms for its bonds than these other
•ireat nations do Is that it has almost
no bonds held by general Investors, and
there probably exists a considerable
market w-r them on thi c account. Until
a large Issue of t li*'iu had been put forth,
therefore, this country would probably
enjoy the advantage of borrowing :it a
slightly cheaper rate than ilicse other
The difficulty in the way of issuing
bonds without the circulation privilege
is the fear of Congress to take the step
that will make the nation have to pay a
higher rate ui>on its borrowings. At
present it- 2 per cents, used as a basis
for circulation, sell at about par. Why,
then, pay '.i per cent when money can be
borrowed for about 2 per cent? Why
not continue the present process of
"saving" and "keeping the credit of the
"government better titan that of any
Probably it will take a long tiu»e for
the average CongresßSßan and his eOBV
stituents to be educated uj» tO the point
of aastag that Hit- "saving" is only ap
parent and tuat the kjgfc credit is also
li.titious. The saving is only apparent
because what tbe people save in Inter
est ou the boi.ds they lose through tin-
Lad currency fcysteui that Is based unun
NE^V-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. THT RSDAY. DECEMBER 15. 1910.
that device for saving— through its in
elasticity, through the inflation that it
sometimes causes and through its rigid
ity, if not actually contraction, when
currency needs are the greatest. The
fluctuating and high interest rates that
the people pay on their borrowings as
individuals" are in a considerable part the
result of the present syste i of "saving"
In interest rates ui>on their borrowings
as a nation. They "save" with one baud
and they lose with the otuer.
And the credit thus maintained is
purely fictitious. Banks can afford to in
vest in United States bonds at about 2
percent because, in addition to that 2
per cent on the money involve-1 in their
purchase, they get also interest on the
notes which they issue based on the
bonds purchased. That is. they get in
terest from two sources on one invest
ment, their 2 per cent from the govern
ment and their 5 or fi, as it may be.
from their clients on the notes. There
are, of course, certain costs in con
nection with note issues, and the Con
troller of the Currency has worked
them out, reaching the conclusion that
through the two transactions, the bond
purchase and the note issue, the actual
interrt-t gained by the banks on the
capital involved, assuming its loans to
be made at 6 per cent, is 7.387 per cent.
In order to make 1.387 per cent more
than the market rate the banks are
willing to take the government's bonds
at a little more than 1 per cent below
what would be the normal market rate
for them. What they lose in interest
upon the bond purchase taken by itself
they make up in interest on tbe double
transaction with a single outlay of capi
tal, the purchase of bonds and the is
sue of notes on them. That is all there
is to the mystery of this country's being
able to borrow money more than 1 per
cent cheaper than European nations.
THE AMBITIONS OF CHINA.
China is naturally not contented with
the mere prospect of a constitutional
government. She realizes that the estab
lishment of such a government will
place her in that respect in the same
category with the great nations of the
western world. But that is not enough.
She wants to be classed with them in
other respects, in treaty relations and
alliances and in capacity for self-de
fence. And this ambition, as we have
said, is natural. It is, moreover, strongly
suggested to her by the successful ex
ample of her neighbor, the other great
Mongolian power. Japan has developed
a strong army and navy. Why should
not China, with vastly greater wealth
and resources, do the same? Japan has
made an alliance with one of the two
great Anglo-Saxon powers. Why shou'd
not China make one with the other?
It would not be easy to give a convinc
ing negative answer to the former ques
tion ; and. however much trepidation
some may f-el or affect at the proepeet,
we expect that it will before long be
answered in the affirmative. China can
sing the old Jingo song. She has the
men and the money, and she can get the
ships and make the army. True, she has
Lrit-herto been a mercantile and not a
military nation, but she can easily leani
to be military; just as Japan, which
was noted as a military and not a mer
cantile nation, has with conspicuous
success learned to be mercantile. It may
seem to some a fearsome thing for a
nation of hundreds of millions to arm
itself. But we see no reason why this
nation, which in another generation will
be two hundred million strong, should Le
frightened at the prospect ten thousand
As for the other question, it must, of
course, be answered in the negative.
The United States does not make al
liances, certainly not such as Great Brit
ain has made with Japan. The results
of the Anglo-Japanese alliance may have
been beneficial, though they have been
the subject of much adverse criticism
in the United Kingdom itself. But Amer
ica has other traditions and other poli
cies. We may say without boasting what
we believe the Chinese themselves will
say, that despite some friction over im
migration America has been China's
most unselfish and most serviceable
friend among the nations. There is -io
reason why that friendship should not
continue unimpaired. But it will not in
volve an alliance other than that which
is implied in mutually profitable com
merce and in unfeigned cordiality of re
SOUTH AMERICAN CUSTOMERS.
The current reminder, in consular re
ports, of the magnitude of our trade
with Argentina Is full of profitable sug
gestion. We are told that Argentina pur
chases from this country each year goods
amounting in value to more than $"> for
each head of her population, and the
statistical tables of The Tribune Al
manac show that the amount last year
was $518 a head. That is, we believe,
considerably more than any other South
American country buys from us, though
it does not equal the purchases of Mex
ico or Cuba. The yearly purchases of all
South America from us are probably
less than .$175 a head. As for some
other countries whose commerce we
greatly prize, it is pointed out th-it
Japan* purchases only 78 cents" worth
and China only six cents' north a head.
Now it is to be observed that Argen
tina, which is thus our best customer In
South America, is the most remote from
us of all those republics, and in some
other respects is one which might be
expected to look to us least for goods.
Of course, it is one of the moat
advanced and most progressive In civ
ilization and its arts, and that fact
naturally makes it a larger purchaser,
proportionally, than states of less cult
ure and enterprise. Nevertheless, there
are other countries comparable with
it in progress which are Dearer to
us and far more accessible- and which
lave really more need of our products;
and it would not be easy to find a credit
able and satisfactory reason why our
trade should not be as large with them
as with Argentina. If it were, all
around, our sales to South America last
year would have l>een not a poor $7G,
501,680, but something like $260,000,000.
Such expansion of our trade is well
worth striving for. especially with this
practical demonstration of the possibil
ity of securing it. It is high time to
realize that our South American neigh
bors are not half-savage states .with
primitive needs and scanty means, but
highly organized and cultivated nations
of our own race, with complex and costly
needs and with ample means for supply
ing them. Between the isthmus and the
strait, there are nearly lilly .millions,
most of them people of European birth
or ancestry, and a large proportion of
them as Intelligent and as cultivated as
ourselves. Huch a continent is surely
worthy of our most thoughtful and solic
itous attention: When our isthmian
canal is opened we shall be in direct
touch, geographically, with every part of
it, and we are nearer to it now than
any rival nation is. If we fail to de
velop our trade with all those countries
to predominant rank in their markets, we
shall be subject to an impeachment of
our shrewdness aud enterprise.
Mr. Dix. when he becomes Governor,
will use his "sympathy" but not his "in
fluence" against the election of an unfit
man as Senator. It will be interesting
to observe how much influence his sym
Mr. Gifford Pinchot, speaking of the
Ballinger case and the committee re
ports, says "the people long ago decided
that the minority were right." Mr.
Pinchot has learned several things In the
course of a year or so, but how did he
learn that? _
Bad spelling seems to be causing a bad
spell at Wellesley.
When the Republican majority in the
Massachusetts Legislature take up the
duty of electing a United States Senator
they will not overlook the fact that the
real reason why Mr. Lodge's enemies
want to have him defeated is that he is a
convinced and persua«ive defender of
the policy of protection. His industry,
intelligence, Integrity and devotion to
the public welfare are unchallenged.
The spectacle of the Russian Douma
trying to force religious Intolerance upon
Finland is neither edifying- nor gratify
The women Jurors in the State of
"Washington seem to be the equals of
men jurors, at least in offering excuses
why they should not serve.
The great thoroughfares of the city
have been pretty well cared for since
the snow fell. Most of the side streets
are enough to make bad men swear and
in the opinion of Mayor Gaynor the
heat in the streetcars most of the time
makes the air in them "very disagrree
able and unhealthy." If Instead of "heat"
the Mayor had said "lack of ventila
tion" we should have heartily agreed
with him. and we agree, as it Is, so far
as to think that passengers are foolish
who complain because conveyances in
which they wear furs and overcoats and
hats are not as warm as a sitting room
In which they do not wear those outer
coverings. The Mayor's occasional let
ters to correspondents are usually amus
ing, at least to those to whom they are
not directly addressed, but they would
probably be just as effective if the tart
ness were not quite so contemptuous.
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
A woman who now lives In Harlem will
read with interest the story of the servant
who found an earring in Third avenue,
which she would have sold for 50 cents had
not the pawnbroker to whom the ornament,
set with a $600 diamond, was offered told
her the real value of her find. The Harlem
woman found a "string of beads" about
three years ago. She gave them to her
little four-year-old daughter, who wore
them in the house and at play Jn the
street for several weeks. Then by chance
it was discovered that the "beads" were
pearls and the "green stones" in the clasp,
emeralds of great value. The owner was
found, a liberal reward was handed to the
woman and the little girl wears a string of
beads which came to her when she gave
up the white ones.
Grouchy Visitor— Where can I get hold
of the boss? . _„
Office Boy-Got me! He a bald, got no
neck to speak of, greases his boots, and
wears such tight trousers that you cant
get a grip on him anywhere .--Puck.
THE LAST WORD.
There's a last word in this,
And a last word in that—
In skyscraper raising,
Or buildin? a flat.
In masculine garments
Of velvet or jeans.
In auto construction.
Or flying machines.
In matters of reason,
In matters absurd,
Tn all things. Indeed, there
Must be a last word:
Ay, even in woman,
Which no doubt explain*
The height of perfection
To which she attains.
W. J. IAMPTON.
The Sympathetic Pal-Wotcher. Bill! You
IO Bin--Yu S . b s^r rr tlot 1o1 of d 'Xvent been outer doors
fr The e Sympathetic Pal-Wot was the mat
telm\--Sumn-; only the Judge wouldn't be
lieve it.— The Sketch.
A furnished house the little miss wanted,
and after looking them all over she saw,
among the many in the toy department,
just the one to suit her. It was a beauti
ful toy in which no detail had been over
looked. From kitchen to roof everything
was reproduced in miniature. The larder
was provided, the bedrooms were cosey, the
dining room- inviting and the drawing room
rich in its appointments. With the electric
lights turned on the house was attractve
even for those who had long outgrown such
things. To make all complete the little
girl selected "a family" in the shape of
dolls, and the indulgent mother said: "You
have forgotten the cook." "Never mind the
cook, mother— they never stay any way,"
and the merriment created by the remark
showed that ihere were homes other than
tfiie little philosopher's where the cook ques
tion was known.
"I like her, but she's always fishing for
i i-mpliments "
•Beware, my boy— she's untrustworthy,
all anglers lie alout what they catch."—
THE WORLD'S HAPPINESS
To Be Found in Christianity Rather
than in Socialism.
To the Editor of The Triune.
Sir: From the notices in the press of
th« speeches made at the late ••dinner meet
ing" of th« "Christian Socialists' League
of America" 1 am led to Infer that the
ministers who spoke seemed to think "the
Christian Church la and must be ineffec
tive in changing social conditions that are
Imperatively needed," and . - 1 take it,
the conclusion was that socialism is what
is needed to teach the Church and the
people how to change bad social conditions
and how to be "true to the social Ideals
of Jesus." Now, recognizing as 1 do our
great social economic needs and short
comings, yet, as to socialism being the
remedy, I have serious doubts.
There are so many different kinds of
socialists and in the mass so much of
atheism and bo many advocates of class
warfare as the only real remedy for cer
tain social ills that, although a worker for
a quarter of a century along social bet
terment lines, I confess I cannot accept
these tenets and ideas as safe to follow
or to be relied upon as any cure for the
diseases that are supposed to beset us.
Many of us In the Church and out of It
are now laboring as social opportunists for
the advancement of movements and meas
ures, the product of certain problems of
labor and overcrowding, which measures
are often called socialistic, but we are not
socialistic In the meaning of the term to
day. The idealß.of Jesus can be woven
Into the web and woof of our active every
day life. Into our politics, our sociology, our
physics and biology, and step by «t«P
we may go Into our constructive work
without, as I believe, the aid of socialism,
which has not Christ for its leader or
His teachings for Its guide.
Robert Blatchford. a socialist leader and
editor, said In his Journal, "The Clarion.'"
that he did not believe in the truth of
Christianity, the existence of a God. the
divnity of Christ or in a heaven or hell.
He also asserted that '"before socialism
can triumph religious faith must be de
And "The Gazette." in reply said: "This
stands as an essential part of the socialist
creed." And "The London Standard" fal
lowed with this: "Mr. Blatchford is as
qualified as anybody to speak for the ma
jority of English socialists."
"This rl?e of bitter socialism, the new
terror of Europe," said the good Pishop
of London when he was here, "is due to
the neglect of the elementary principles
of the Christian social religion."
True Christianity does not make men's
happiness or any economic programme its
first concern, but rather Gods glory; but
It is thus, and thus only, man shall pain
his full moral manhood and his Joy. Here
in only can we find the dynamic force
which can reform and purify our social
order, and which in its influence is able
to surpass by far any socialist programme
and bring to pass even in history things
that It has not entered into the heart of
man to conceive. J- C, PUMPBLLY.
New York. Dec. 12, 3910.
A NEW NAME FOR CHAUFFEURS.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Why call auto drivers chauffeurs 0
It is not an English word. It is haTd to
pronounce, hard to spell, hard to write,
and when written or printed is not pleas-
Ing to the eye. Besides, the definition of
the word shows it to be exceedingly in
appropriate on a cold winter's day. Why
not call them "Jehus," a name associated
with fast driving for hundreds of years?
"And the driving is like the driving of
Jehu: for he driveth furiously."
New York, December 14, 1910.
DENIES GRAFT IN GERMAN DEAL.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: The matter of the sale of the
Tempelhof Field, a well-known military
para-dc ground on the outskirts of Berlin,
has been erroneously represented by some
of our contemporaneous press as a deal
The affair, however, is a plain real es
tate transaction, resulting from the sale
of the field to the community of Tem
pelhof In place of to the City of Berlin
(these two communities being separated
from each other), which has for years
tried to purchase the same at its own
price from the War Department, the so
called Military Piscus, which was the
The community of Tempelhof, being
poor in comparison to Berlin, has never
dared to enler into negotiations pointing
to the purchase of the field, and the city
of Berlin, relying on this inability and
knowing that the War Department even
tually would have to transfer its parade
ground to a place more remote from the
centre of truffle, became loath to make
any offer whatsoever. At this moment the
community of Tempelhof found financial
aid from a syndicate of bankers and se
cured the purchase of the parade ground,
which of course was a surprise as well
as a cause of mortification to the city of
This is in short the story of the pur
chase of the Tempelhof Field, which the
press here is proclaiming a deal of graft.
New York. December 12, 1910.
A CHRISTMAS* SUGGESTION.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: In the northern part of the state,
near where my summer camp lg situated,
is the county poorhouse. It is a cheerful
enough looking place, although the bury
ing ground stands over the way. But in
winter it must be pretty bleak.
It has occurred to me to send each in
mate a postal rard for Christmas. The
superintendent in sending the roster
states that some of them have never had
a bit of mall arrive. I am also going to
s-end a box of candy for each person,
knowing that the old folks often have a
May not some of your readers think it
worth while to make for the poor unfor
t-inate3 in these hidden away places an
"old home" Christmas? UP-STATE.
New York, December IS. 1910.
FOR LABOR TO CONSIDER.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: The general statement issued by the
president of the Brooklyn Kiison Company
giving the details of the profit-sharing sys
tem that will hereafter be adopted, is de
serving of special scrutiny by the labor
ing classes. In the first place, the term
■provident committee" is hardly conducive
to a real sense of profit-sharing. It sounds
too much like charity, which it is not. The
whole idea is said to be intended as a
strike preventing plan and it undoubtedly
is such. Jf your readers will refer back to
the newspaper statement of Mr. Brady,
they will find that he says, "this plan, it
is hoped, will stimulate them (the em
ployes of the company) to habits of thrift
and Industry and at the same time en
courage even closer co-operation between
the company and its employes."
Of course, this sounds like the spirit of
conciliation, but if we seek beyond the
ulterior meaning of the words we find that
not only is the plan (which compels the
workmen to give a month's notice of any
intention to leave) a strike preventing
measure in distinct favor of the company,
but the investment of a certain portion of
the earnings of the employes in the com
pany la termed a fund under the authority
of a "provident committee." The plan may
have been intended to benefit the employes,
and it certainly will, to a small extent; but,
on the ot:ier hand, the company has taken
away the right of the workmen to strike on
a just grievance without risking the loss
of the probable benefits of the investment
of their earnings'.
Mr. Brady may have had the best in
tentions in his statements, but I beg leave
to question, at least, his right to term this
plan of profit-sharing a "provident fund"
when It is so distinctly a thoroughgoing
business proposition, and in a greater meas
ure a favor to the company than it is to the
employes. MICHAEL. J. HICKEY.
New York. Dec. 13. 1910.
A REAL CURIOSITY.
Prom The Water bury Republican.
The Governor of Arizona say* the new
constitution «>? that state is the worst ev*r
written. If that is true it matt be a con
stitution worth reading.
I'Vom '1 he Rome Sentin*-!.
There will be «lghty-two lawyers in the
new Legislature of 201 members. Of this
number forty-six are Democrats, twenty
nine in the Assembly and seventeen in the
Senate; thirty-live are Republicans, twenty
seven In the Assembly and eight in the
Senate, and one is an Independence League
GOOD NEWS FOR FUR WEARERS.
From The Lewiston Journal.
The Canadian lynx has for years been
believed to have wholly deserted this sec
tion of Northern Maine, yet E. 11. Kennla
ton and Everett Hewey, both of Phillips,
who have been trapping on Redlngton
mountain, have recently had experiences
with two. One was aught In a trap, and
the other attacked Kennlston; and was shot
after It had given the trapper a hard tight.
Both lynx were- very ferocious and both
were splendid lighters.
AND HE'S A GUNMAKER
From The Chicago Inter Ocean.
What's in a name? John Hunter, of Ful
ton, N. V.. has been elected president of
the Interstate .-. Trapshooters" Association
which is th» national body. >
People and Social Inc'
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
[From Th« Trlbun* Bureau.]
Washington. Dec 14.-TH. President re
ceived an army of callers to-day, Senator
Dick discussed Ohio' appointments; Sena
tors McCumber and.Purcell and Repre
sentatives Gronna and Hanna urged the^ap
pointment of Judge. Charles F. *£*£
United States District Judge of North i Da
kota, to succeed Judge Van Devant er as
Circuit Judge of the Eighth Circuit. Rep
resentative Burke discussed the vacancy n
the United States District judgeship In
South Dakota, caused by the Promotion of
Judge Garland to the Commerce Court.
Representative Ma^u:r, called In the inter
est of George A. Foster, of Perry «•*
candidate for United States Marshal o. the
Western District of Oklahoma; Repress ta
tive Crumpacker talked about the expe ed
election of Carmi Thompson, of Ohi to
succeed Jesse Wilson as Assistant Secretao
of the Interior; Senator Stephen.on E. J.
Hennlng. acting United States Attorney Jt
Milwaukee, and C A. Bstabrook former
Attorney General of Wisconsin, discussed
Wisconsin appointments, and Senator Borah
conferred with the President about Idaho
r-Knapp.. appointed pres f n.
judge of the Commerce Court, called at the
WhUe House. Mr. Knapp will r-jfcn
the interstate Commerce Commission when
the Senate confirms his nomination an his
commission Is issued. am .
Senators Overman, Simmons and Charn_
of the Forest Service, conferred with
asked to allow Mr. Shaw to
the interior Department, which was
Privilege before he .eft the o ™jify^
the matter under conalderaUon.
Prudent Taft promised a delegation from
the Southern Commercial Congress to^de-
Hver an address to a large »«•££»■; of
business men at Atlanta on «arc h 10.
Bishop Cranston Introduced the members
of the general deaconess board of the Am
can Methodist Episcopal Church, who .tM
the Chief Executive about the work of the
board. .. vr»<*l-
After a long conference with the Pru
dent the Secretary of War and General
Leonard Wood went to the War Depart-,
me nt. where Mr. Dickinson announced a
number of important army appointments,
to take effect on and after December * .
As the result of the President s walk tut ,
evening, when he surprised the Postmaster
General by calling on him at htoj office. :
Commissioner Johnston of the D st ri,t of
Columbia was called to the White .House .
and asked why the streets and pavements
wore still covered with snow. Ice andmui
Mr. Johnston explained that it was due , to
lack of money, and Mr. Taft asked for a
written statement. th. Washington B^rd
A committee from the Washington Board
of Trade protested to the President against
longer working hours In the departmen^.
-The President told us that ha himself fre
quently worked sixteen hours a day.' said
a member of the committee, "and _ saM Jt
would be no hardship if the clerks were
asked to work eight hours."
Among the White House callers were
Senators Flint. Burrows. Frazier and Jones
who introduced Joseph R. H Jacob' of
Seattle, commander in chWoffteLritod
Soanlsh War Veterans; Senator Foster,
rtoducl John R- Thornton j*e ,
newly elected Senator from Loui 3 ia.-a.
Senators Gallinger. Clark. Fletcher, Gug
!enhe?m and Bristow; J-^-JJ
Crumpacker, Page. Slemp. ■**-*•*
loway, McKinley. Davidson. Klnka'.d. Hum
phrey. Bate,, Clark. Hamer Payne > and
Barchfeld; H. C. Emery, of th e nr Tariff.
Board- Ambassador Straus, Director Rob
erts and Governor-elect Tener of l\.l lT-
V The" President and Mrs. Taft occupied a |
box at the New National to-night to see <
j E Dodson in "The Hous© Next. Door. ,
MissMaury and Captain Archibald Butt
were with them.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS
[From The Tril.une Bureau-]
Washington, Dec. 14.-The Italian Am
bassador and Marchesa Cusan Confalo
neri were hosts for the diplomatic corps at
the embassy this afternoon, thus observing
the custom of newly arrived foreign am
bassadors. The drawing rooms were brlU
iantlv lighted and decorated with flowers,
Lnd he Ambassador and Marchesa Cusan:
Confaloneri were assisted by their daugh
ter Donna Beatrice Cusani Confaloneri,
and the members of the embassy staff.
The Mexican Ambassador entertained at
luncheon the Turkish *I 1 ■_■_■■«■'» Jg
Danish Minister and Countess Moltke. Mr-
Stephen B. Elklns. Miss Elkins. Marchesa
Dilla Pieja Mr. Escandon. attache of
the Mexican Embassy In Paris: Mr. Pc
Beaufort and Mr. van Weed, of the Neth
erlands Legation, and Senor Don German
Bulle. second secretary, and Seflor Don A.
Alsara. also second secretary, of the Mex
ican Embassy staff.
The French Ambassador and Mme. Jus
serand entertained informally at luncheon
The Oenaaa Ambassador and Countess
yon Bernstorff returned to Washington
from Philadelphia to-day.
The French Counsellor and Mme. l>e
fevre Pontalls entertained a small dinner
party at the New Wlllard to-night.
IN WASHINGTON SOCIETY.
(From The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. Dec. 14. -The Vice-President
and Mrs. Sherman were the guests of
honor at a dinner to-night with Justice and
Mrs Thomas H. Anderson as hosts. Invit
ed to meet them were the Secretary or IBM
Interior and Mrs. Ballinger. Justice and
Mrs Harlan, Senator Burton, of Ohio;
Bishop and Mrs. Earl Cranston. Rear Ad
miral and Mrs. Clover. Mrs. Joseph C. Au
denreld. Mrs. John B. Henderson. Repre
sentative William H. McKinley and Mr.
and Mrs. John Jay Edson.
Mr. and Mrs. Hennen Jennings enter
tained ■ number of young people at dinner
to-night in honor of Miss Helen Taft.
Mrs. William Haywood was assisted by
Mrs- Stanley Matthews. Mrs. Charles R.
Collins and* Mrs. William Wheatley this
afternoon when she presented her daugh
ter. Miss Doris Haywood. to society at ■
tea', followed by a dance. A number of
debutantes were with Miss Haywood. Miss
Helen Taft was among the hundreds to
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Foster entertained
at dinner to-night In honor of Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Carnegie. Inviting to meet
them several members of the Cabinet, dip
lomats and others to the number of twenty
Rear Admiral and Mrs. Winrlehl Scott
Schley entertained guests at dinner to
night to meet Justice and Mis. Lurton.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles' V. Wheeler enter
tained about sixty at a dinner dance at
the Chevy Chase Club to-night in honor of
W A. Burton, who la returning to Shef
field. England, his home, for the holidays.
Rear Admiral and Mrs. Mason acted as
Miss Louise Cromwell was the guest for
whom Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hinckley en
tertained at dinner to-night.
Mrs. John Wyeth entertained at. dinner
to-night Justice and Mrs. McKenna. ex-
Justice and Mrs. Henry B. Brown. Mr.
and Mr." Ten Eyck Wendell. Colonel and
Mrs. Spencer Cosby, Colonel and Mrs.
David Forter. Miss Patten. Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Hill. Rear Adi:..: O'Neal and Pro
Brigadier General and Mrs Aleshire had
10 dine with them to-night the chief of
staff and Mrs. Leonard Wood, the Speaker,
Miss Cannon. Senator Warren. Mrs. Persh
ing, Senator and Mrs. Brings and Colonel
and Mrs. Dunn.
Chief Naval Constructor and Mrs. R. H.
M. Robinson had as guests at dinner to
night the Austrian naval attache and Bar
oness Pr«uscher> »ea sr<V'*r- • TA «**n3tein.
Princ* . Koudacheff. Russian Cooa*-]
T Mr. and Mrs. Oliver O. RJcketaoa. jgf^j
Mrs. Francis B. Crownioshleld aaj Jl
Farar Smith. "
Mr and Mrs. V. A. Keep enters^
; quests at dinner In honor of th« 3«cjjy|
of the Treasury' and Mr*. MacVetfiJni
Mrs. James McMillan entertained 4^
' ber of guests at luchecn. .
Mrs. Georga "W. "Wlckersham recetv«^ *
formally this afternoon. *
NEW YORK SOCIETY. *
Mrs. Richard Stevens _'. — a fj«^
I dance last night at Castte Print, her by
i at Hoboken, the house being decorated £
the occasion with Christmas greens. Asm
the puents were Mr. and Mrs. Guy Lo^
of Boston;- Mr. and Mrs. Edmund L. g^
lies. Mrs. French Vanderbnt. Mrs. 9|2
Dillon Rlpley. Mr. and Mrs. Ok iH. H««
m -nd. Mrs. C. Biyard Alexander. Mr."^
Mrs. J. F. D. Lar.ler. Mr. and Jin. I
I Cooper Hewitt. Mr. and Mr T. J. Otliu
\ Rhlnelander. Mr a,- ! Mrs. James B. Em^
' Mr. and Mrs. Arthur IseKn. Mr. and %
! J. Norman do R. Whitehouse. Mr 3. Ers»
1 Iselin, Mrs. Reginald C. Vaaderfcllt,
: C. Knower Drayton. Mrs. James B. Hit
! gin. Miss Constance Warren, .- ia ijjj,
I Gerry, Miss Natalie BfitSMttSfl ;;..,, V; 7.
I Gould. Miss Jennie Tiffany, .\f, Sj LouJi
i Scott, Colonel John Jacob Astor, G. >t't|
ton Webb. Stephen B. '"-:'.-». ;r; r t r^
Gray. Lydlgr Hoyt. Captain Horst~»ei
' IJoyd Warren, Clement 3. SfcwSjsai c<*ia
■de Monceau. Lieutenant Duncan Qii«
[ Baron Liejeun. Wortfcington Whit»hc\m
! Moncure Robinson. C. Tiffany Rlchar^
Newton Rae. Stephen B. E2k:r.3. Jr., 9,
tram Cragrer, Theodoras Steven3 and 44
! be I P. Barney.
The dinner was followed by a cotflin
with Robin Gray leading: from one er;4 j
the room with Mrs. Stevens for his J
i cnr. and by Moncure Robinson frcn't;
opposite end. dancing: with Mrs. Frea
Vanderblit. The favors consisted of ChrS«
mas toys, etc.
Dr. and Mrs. J. Duncan Emmet <» 1
1 dinner dance at their house in Mad.'*
j avenue last evening for their niece, ]B
Margaret Harris. There was no cotflsj
the dancing beini? general throughout £
! evening:. Among the guests were Mr a
j Mrs. John A. TAx. Mr. and Mrs. Lewlj
I Morrl3. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harden. Mi
: Frances Dickey. Mis 3 Edgar. Miss " :n: n
Townsend, Miss Jearmette Whltlock. Bac
Whitlock, Gavin ha..;- . Henry 3.-; EJd
ard Emmet, and Emmet. Duncan »j
I Donald Harris.
Mrs. Jacob Wendell. Jr.. gave a recepfj
j yesterday afternoon at her nous* in E*
35th street to Introduce her niece, M
Frances Gordon Wendell, daughter of It
Gordon Wendell. Assisting the dabutai
in receiving were Miss Katharine (
ChapJn. Miss Emily Sherman, Miss tfas|
Butler. Miss Marjorie Bangs; Miss EBp
j beth Barker, of Philadelphia; Mis 3 Gets]
me Frost, Miss F;:olse Bloodgood. 2£]
Anna Clements, Miss Gertrude Monr
Smith, Miss Georgian* Barber and Si
I Marjorie North.
Mrs. Forsyth Wickes will give a <&bm
j this evening at her house, in Ma.. son a»,
Mrs. II Juyman Short wCI give a :;--.,
' this evening at the Hotel Gotham.
Frederick Townsend Martin will .- •,
dinner at Sherry' this evening for Mr
William P. Douglas, and afterward rti
his guests to the theatre. Mr. Martin x
; give a luncheon at th» same place on Si
; urday for Lord Decfes. who will sail ti
afternoon for his horn-, In England.
Still another dinner this evening: wUI |
i that given by Albert Eugene GallatJn
j the Rltz-CarltOD.
A musical for the- beneSt of the Xi
j York Cooking School. United Charit:
I Building, will be given this afternoon a:
■o'clock at the home of Mrs. H. Fairfj
Osborn, No. 850 Medlson avenue. Tick?
at $3 each, or two tickets for $3. may
obtained from Miss Virginia Murray. .1
38 West Slst street; Miss Ethel Rooseve
Oyster Bay, Long Island; Miss Carol Ha
riman. No. I East 69th street, or IE
Josephine A. Osborn. No. 550 Madßl
Miss Gladys Bobbins win give a luncha
for debutantes to-day at the home of I
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rowland A»
Robbins. No. SSS Madison avenue.
Mrs. John ClafUn also will give a iune
eon to-day for debutantes. It will ta
place at Sherry's.
Mrs. James Tolman Pyl<=> will *ivs
dance at Sherry's this evening for I
debutante daughter. Mi?s Sara MeAls
The first of the series of morning eats
tainments, entitled "Chansons en ('rinolJai
will take place to-day at the Hotel pjsj
Adeline Genee's dancing will b<? the ci
The Ambassador of Austria-Hungary i
Baroness yon Henge!muli»r, who are a: I
St. Regis, will return to Washington
Mrs. John R. Dr.?xel will civ» ■ dia
on Tuesday at her house, in East 62d iM
Mr. and Mrs. George Grant Mason ■
turned to town from Tuxedo and I
staying at the Hotel Gotham a few car
Mr. and Mrs. James Brown ami M
Angelica and Miss Evelyn Brown *
booked to sail for Europe on January'3.l
board the George Washington, to spend •
itraaindtr of the winter abroad. I
The first of the set of dances array
by Mrs. Hi land Davis an i Mrs. Bs)
R. Livingston, for the debutantes of
season, will take place Übbj even!n? .'-: "
SOCIAL NOTES FROM NEWPOiT
[By Telegraph to The Tri&un*.]
Newport. Dec. M.— Mr. Amos IS
French, who has been abroad wi£ -
mother. is expected home shortly.
,M!ss .Mary Appleton will depart for*
York early next week.
Professor Raphael Pump^lly and fas
! will sail for Europe within a week cr »
Mr. 111 Mrs. William E. Carter hay»
turned to their winter home In FhiladaD
Commodore and Mr- Arthur C*
James will arrive In Newport en ■BSal
to inspect their estate.
! Th« officers at Fort Adams gave •»
| formal dance at the post this eve- 1
Mrs. James Andrews Swan is v'3|»bJ
| New York.
NEW YORK FROM THE SUBI'RI
: New York's taxicu.b strike has *n*
• Hereafter, th© only striking will be*
; in* drivers present the bills to the SB
New York was as excited over a *bJ
bicycle race as it becomes over tlut «'-•
! hysterical sport— the cable chess BBS"
j Syracuse Post-Standard. I
A rural New Yorker wires a metropo^
paper that he has shot a curious Aa.sj
whose species he la unable to Identify. *
by the aid of the illustrations in th* a*-;
histories. In New York City his *'■'■'• tf
perhaps be ktentine-.l readily as '" J
those "innocent bystanders."— New or."
Nine-tenths of the peoplo of t»« £!'
States live outside of New fa* -"^|
would be Impossible to try to MB a-, I
\orker why.— Louisville Courter-Jo'-^* 1
New York policemen have been r *Sa
to suppress all unnecessary BSBBH J
hate to butt In. but we do hope t°"^
force will not overlook this season*^,
of musical comedy.— Cleveland Plain t»r
The Liberty Statue in New York H£*
is a noble one in several respect* f mI
I will be made more useful than J 'lLjaii«
the new W.COO-candlepower light ■* !? j0
'V '•■•'•■ sr«-at city Is an enlibhtenerjap^
respects except political on** "*