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THF TRIRUNES FOREIGN NEWS
Expresses Unbounded Admira
tion for Taft's Message on
U. S. Foreign Relations.
WELCOMES GIFTS TO NAVY
Sees Olive Branch in German
Princes Visit and Oounts Up
Her Battleships with
Bv ?:able to The Tribune 1
London, Dec. 7--The Kngli^h parers
were much intcrestod ta President
Tatft'a messngc to congress on the for
,,f the Uhlted States. nnd
partlcularly that part of the message
OUtllnlng tho general foreign policy of
the country. This is constdored here
the most Important fcaturc of tbe mes
.-,nd in most cases it is poiuted
that a quarter of a century ago
Amerlcana arart s" btjey at hon,e th:U
they were rather proud of having no
. phrase "dollara tat lauBeta" has
been genarally soi/.ed ui-on as prt
ln? tne probiem of Internatlonal rela
in a Btrlkllll and powcrtul way.
r-pgliarh | that this is excel
i,.,,t advlce for ?ther countries aa weU
? . rjolted BtatetL They add
ihat tlon- i-- BOTnathlni mOM important
even than dollara, whlch is fur riealmg
applled between rvatlona .?.s well as be
tween IrtdivldwUfc ahfl that it is a mis
lortune to tha world that the dforts of
: Taft to advance arbitratlon
have met with so little suceess ln the
BJBfland and FYanoa.
I- ,. ? at the same time
.,] ,i? avldlty arlth
whlch the publlc in England has seizcd
,?, ibe report tbat Indlan prtacea and
B( m ,?, nilera were planning
to contrlbuU .. tairly complete navy to
i;. gig, tower.
Swallowed tha Story Whole.
w , .; i., aubetantiaJ foundatioti for
th.. report, tbe i uhlic baa Bwallowed
itorj whole tbat tha indlan princes
? ? . ta the Brltiah navy
three eupcr-Dwad-ietirhta and nlne
idnought Wf.i. crula ra, a Bee1
h would ?' iiing like $120,
with few exceptlona tha Bn**
,. [net on the report and
puhllahed it wltb reaoundlni BaUvoa ef
leaurlng Inveattgatlon and consid
eratlom ol probablllty t<> be under
arith Ita pratae of
I ;,.. : ii peai oful dis
WOttld ouinumber that of
nany by ta i to on< i and war would
ateomed instead of Cepred,
?The Times." however, fatlled to join
..: : i real rejolclng, but flrst
polnted out tlie nnprobability of the
mttx on act ount of tbe tremendous bur
dan whlch it would lay dn tiu> people
iM not be bofna
frotn tbe prlvate puraea of the indlan
ruh ra), ind t ? ? terlsed the at
. arhlch aai imed thal the gift was
mctically an accompliehad facl
being llttle laaa than a eombioed at
,..,,. i aa Into aa Impoeaf*
-The Times" Pricks Bubble.
v thi -. :.:? tln e "Tha TlmaaT under*
on. and found that
I . prtao - arUaan namea, arlth
alleged amount af their contribu
Uotra, had been puhllahed wltb drciinv
stantlal detail knew unything of the
l'oi tln- laat few days cable dis
patchoa have been appearing daily in
thr vatrtOUB London papers from Indian
rvlera denylng all knowledge of the
plan. while such evidem e as is at hand
polnta to the probablllty that the pro
po.-al orlginated with tlie Bombay
br-inch of the Naval League, being
Mebably btarplred by the gifts of New
7onlai.il. Malaysia and Australia to tbe
Imperial government wltli hopes of
rurtherglfta from Canada. South Aftica
and Australia. and it HOW seems that
? Times's" charai terization of "at
tempted coerdon" may b?- falrly well
founded In fact.
There is another interesting develop
uieiit in eonnectlon with this case. Not
only hava tba BnglMi papers prataed
1'iesident Taft for his peaceful inessape
while rejolclng ta paimUel cohanna at
the bope Of balng able to make war on
Oermany al her own time, but as soon
as tlie UK'sioii of afl Indian navy began
n, ba dlapelled tha papen started to
have visions aboul ? visit of Prlnee
Henry of Pruaala lo i.ondon. lt would
have gimwad. from aonve of the oom
ments oii this auppoaadly contemplated
visit. that slmultaneously with the dis
appcaranee of the Indian navy the
Atlgltt flBBIIiail question had ceaaed to
oxist. "Kriende witli QaHUiHy," "Oer
lnany's Hnnd of Friendshlp" are ex
amples of the newspaper lieadlinea,
while it was assurr.ed that Prlnee
Henry anl King George were about to
negotlate a haid and fast offensive and
defenslve alliance. guaranteed to unlte
in permanent bott-k of friendshlp two
hltherto antagonistlc natlona aa lordJ
Of the world, with the peace of the unl
\ < rse in their grasp. In this beatlflc
eventUatlon the reeent frlght over sup
pobad night visita of the Zeppelin alr
rhii to SocerncBs was qulte forgotten.
Still To Ba Ratifiad.
Tln-n conies another step in the an
noaittcetnent Of Canada's intention to
make a ru>al gift tO the imperial navy.
Thia lime ther.- <an bo no mlstaklng
thf gaaanlnrnaaa <>? the offer. It ia truc
? 1,.,t it still remalna for the Canadian
?latura i" ratlfy Mr. Bardan*a pro
f long ago Cariada,
under tbe laaderablp <>t i)r f^frtd
,i io contiibute to tha
ivy, but ESngllab rnetnory doea
not go bu< k that far. Instcad. Lnt'land
DOINGS IN LONDON SOCIETY
American Diplomats Make Rendezvous in British Capital
Pantomime Ball Held Under Royal Auspices
at Albert Hall.
(Fv Cahta "? The Trtl taa
London, Dec. 7.?Prlnce Francis nf
Teck was the prlnclpal gnaat at a
smaii siiooting party antartatnad al
Wrest Park thia week end by Whitelaw
Roid. The ambassador, who.se health
shows improvemont, is remaining at
Dorchester House, where he gave I
luncheon afl Wednesday to Rlchard C
Kerens, American Ambassador to Aus
tria-Hungary, who is lcaving for Vlenna
shortly. Major P. A. Konna WM also
A number ef members of th** Ameri?
can diplomatic aervice are now ln Lon
don. Willlnp; Ppencer, second BM -retary
at the Berlin Fmbassy, is spondlng a I
few days on leave here. Franklin Moit
Ounther, the newly appointed secretary ,
ol anbaaay al Rio de Jaaeti-o, aad Ctalg '
W. Wadsworth. seeretarv of lagatton j
and COnaul treneral at Teh*ran. are both j
j stopping in London on their a*ay la
their new posts
Mrs. James Amory Moore, e/ho re- I
c.i.tly cancellrd her tmgagamenl to
m.irry Ilenrv Fitzhenry. art advi-'r ,n
J. Plcraont Morgan. left on the Baltlt
th,s waek for New York. having rf
lovercd from her recent pmtracted la?
The great event in society this week
has hfx-n the pantomlnM hall. held un?
der royal auaptcaa ln the Albert Hall
on Wednesday. During the last few
years the Knglish aristocrary has shown
such enthusiasm for functions of thla
charactrr that they may be ragar_4jd
ns society's most popular fad. Charity
is. of course. benelltfd by this gor
gedot pagaanf ol Anflo-Aa-erlcan faah
lon. nnd the LoodOfl I'nlversitv College
Hoapltal is $15,000 richer as a raault
The ball was organized by Lady Con
Btance llatch and the Duchesses ofl
rnfhed to welrome the jrift, ano, forget
ful of its so recent joy over th. ?
paaaa to be deelared through the iri-11
of Prince Ilenrv, once more publlahed ?
detaOad comparlson of the itranfth of
the GKenaaa and the Britiah navlea,
? ith -? If-gratulatlona over tba renawad
? Btitlafa naval power
due to the m____?jance of Oanada.
The politicians with very few di?
?eatlng rolcea welcome the Domlnlon'i
i gift for its own sake and as h numft
rable step toward consolidating the
empire. Some mirertainty. houri
exiats as to whether the govcrnnuinl
purposes to receive Canada'a ships as
an addition to the minimum fleet ? on
sidered necefbary to maintain aaval
Mipremai y, or as a part of that flaet.
Lord Charles BeresforU will _a_ _?*
suian<-es in the House of Cfeamoai
that the ahlpe constitute an additloo
to tlie Knglish programme, not part ot
lt Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Hannl
toa Laa, Dhlonlat member far South
Jlants. wh?i was Civil Lord of the Ad
; miralty in 1WK1, pui popes to M- when
the orders will be plared, when the
ships will be comple.tt il and whether
any couditions are ettached to the
Jaaenfa Martlo, a former Canadlan
who alta for Baal st- Pancras. a*UI aah
why, K the Admiraitv Biemorandano
diaclaae that the aavj ihoald be
strengthened wlthout delay. the gOV
ernment should hand over th" obllga*
tion to Canada.
'The Munchesier Ouafdlan" vltrWM
with dlstrust the udmi.ssion ut a. ?'ana
diiui representative to the COtamll
of defence, especially wh( n arnv-d with j
tlie power, If his advice is not taken, |
of withdrawing nearly half a aquadron
from the imperial navy,
"We are rcrtain," eays the great
Lfbtral organ, "that thla power would
not be exenised frlvolously, or at h
time of national danger, but the fact
that it exlsts would glve the Canadlan
member of the committee more than
Dlspatches from Auatralla and South
Africa report that Canada's munifl
C4jn< e is kindling naval enthusiasm ln
AMERICANS* IN ITALY
Notable Revival of Entertaining
Spirit in Florence.
Florence. Xov. 36? Viaitora to F'lorerife
thla week have bf-en very badly tfOatad,
n> far aa the weather ls eaB4*araad. j
Within two ?lay? there have been three
thuntlerstorin.-, followed b\- tain aad a
inarked fall of temppiat ii<-. ItOBte
Morelio and the higher peaks to the wee(
are already <apped wlth snow. Deoplte
thla, there has been n<? la<k of gayety.
Soclal l*_actkMU have l.epn many. and ui?
panatly tlaare li to be ? rarhral of the
old entertaining spirit foi whlch PlOT"
aaoe aaa nated. This la tu a large extt-nt
due to Increase iu the Amerlean colony
aad to tlie fact that within the last few
years large numbers of Amethans have
taken villas around Florence.
Miss llarriet Brown, of New York. waa
this week the victlm of a darlnc robbery.
Walklng near tlie Arco del Tlntorl, an
unknown man suddenly lostled her,
snatched her handhag containing TiOO llre
ln gold and sllver and a letter of oradtt
OB the New York National Hty Bank for
X.000 lire, and made good his eseap<\
.ludge and Mi9. Charles \V. Farkei, of
Jeraey City, are staylng at the <iraiid
Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. McCormick, of New
York, wlth Mlsa Ruhy Mii'ormlck, ara
leaving here at the end of the week.
Mre. Trowbridge Rogers and lf_N Tiow
brldge. of New York, have arrlved for
the wlnter and are at No. 1 Yia (iai .buldi.
New Yorkers arrivinf* this week at
Bertollni'a Hotel de I'Kurope, Milan, in
cluda Mr. end Mrs. Alfred Hubbard, Mr.
and Mtb. G. Warren, the Misses T. and
i'. Jackaon. Mrs. C. R. Campbell, .1.
Willla end family, Mra. Arthur W. (air,
C. M. Davls. Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Will,
Mr. and Mr_. M Morria, F. T. Maloy, ('.
gl, Agbes and family, P. Houck and Mi aa
Honck and Mrs. and Miss Mabson.
Mr. and Mra. QiU-a Whlting, Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Baet and Mi. and Mrs. Hurt
U Jent er, of New York, and Mr. Charles
11. Wlltsie and family, of Rochester, N.
y. are this week at BeHoHal'a Palace
Marlhoroiigli, Roxburghc. Reaulort.
Bedford and Devoneblre.
A number of well known American
women took part ln tlie varinus tab
leaus. Mrs. William lt. I.eeds. who
dlned at the Rlta wltb Lord LonadaiaVa
party. which Ineluded sir Wllllan aad
Lady Noreen Hass, represented rieo
patra and WON soine masrnifieent jew
.Miss Maxine Elliott was ln Lord
Ariinsrton's wopderful Btaa Beard
proup. Mrs. M. C. Bchwab wnre the
costiime of an Kgypttan prinoess and
others Ineluded Mrs. BaH|Ue1 Nowhouse
and Mlss Shainwald.
Mrs. Locda. who Intenda apendlng
Chrlatmaa ta New York, is leaarln*
ISngtand aboul the nalddle of this
Prtnceaa Mary la to have a lady-ln?
walting of her own next season. The
time is comiiiK when she will ba
brought Into tbe llghl of day, nnd will
take her place in Ihe social world as a
peraonallty to b? talhed about and ad
mlred. Bome there are who have al?
ready taken i.poii thems Ives the olli
doua laak of tladini for her a buo
hand. and befON long this will be done
ln tha royal 1 irally In real aarneet Be
cauae of all thla and of other een
sideralions much <?onvenirm-o will re
buII frotn the appolntmenl of ? lady "'
(rzperlence and dlacretloit Neal muu
iner. too, her royal blghnetM will he ap
pearlng nt aome of the state pageanta,
and her entry upon puhlic life
? phraao may be used of her?will be
watehed arlth aatgerneaa and Intet
aoclety and by the natlon al large
| .n: | Ol polltlcal interest is an
nounced to take place ta Januai
jobanna Redmond, younaer
daughter ol lohn B Redmond
of the Irlah Natlonallal p*it>. and Max
n, chalrman ol the Wah P
,. ni, n , hl arrltten
aaveral auccaaefnl one-acl playa._
LIBERAL IN NAME ONLY
Waiters in House of Commons
Long for Unionists' Return.
[B] '',>, ? . ? - ?
Londoo, Da T*?The waitera In ti.-'
dlnlng aaloon of tha Brltiah H
Commons rejotco ii. tha prlncel;
of |7 BO a week, to whl b
add an eojttal aa
noi to mentlon the fai l thal tln Ii meal i
are supplh d ??', ? ~? '?' ""'? go.ein
Of late there ?. lerabh
talk among a at le t llttle
Birahllity ol aboltahlng tha Up]
wiii- h la net all
ttpderatandable by Ihe walteri
bers of Parllamenl wer. pald 12.000 a
year for thi lT BCd icea.
the ITnloalata and tba
Labor mem tha Hou a there
atiiima to ba llttle need ta farnr atQ
nnanlmlty of oplnlon ta favor i I
Itera' lawftil perqulattee, for
,,i.. of their d ? ml
ferent parl the order of Un
flrat, then Labor membera, Ihea Irfaali
Nai onallata aad last ol all tba L11 ?
. ? to note i ?
rnembt ra ;!'. i eai l]
they have abown i marked tendency !?>
The proportton of ahllllni d naetla ta
ti..- ii.i. i 11.i d haa greatl) Im i
late. and tba waitera complaln thal Ihu
means reduced tlpn loT them four
eeata, wblcb ia tlie nanal rewaurd f"i a
25-cenl dinner. instead of sllver, when
? more oxjansne dinmi is taken.
Bo that it is aafe to eaeame thal the
Knights of the Serviette In the Houae
of commons ara looglng foi tha Dnlon*
ists to return to power.
Still Uncertain Whether He Will
Regain Use of Leg.
t n> Cable ta Tha t. Mmmm
i.ondon, Dec. 7.?The Caarevttch la
stiii bedrlddeo ln the hnparla] palace,
Taajrakoe-Selo, with doi tora in conatanl
attendance, Apparaiua for tha aupporl
of ihe left thigh and leg is belttfl BUtde
for a journey to f'.agiy, on the Bla<k
Bat ooMt, whlch tha doeton laetet la
ne. aaaary for tlie huy's life.
ll is still uncertain whether the
C-HtreVitCh will recover the use of his
leg. The Czar and ("zarina for a kmg
time refused to believe the serious
natnre of the boy's illness, and were
ool) convinced hy Profeaaor Pedorofl
while the imperial family were at
FOREIGN ORDERS SOLD
Scandal Disclosed at Brussels
?Chinese Legation Robbed.
BrusseN, DOC. 7. ?A great scandal in
coiiraetion witii foreign deoorattena waa
brought to Hgbl bei* to-daay.
Numerous demands for authorization
to WOar the Grand Coidon of tba Double
Dragon of Chlna had aroiaaad tba aua
picions of tiie Belgiaa Pbraign Ofltoe,
from which Belgiaa BUbjOCta must obtaln
permission before thay may deoerata
their bUttOObOlaa er hreasts wltb the in
algnla of a foreign order of chlvalry. In
qulries showed that the ChlMM Lagatlon
here bad no knowledge of 'lo- grantlnf
of any such orders tO Belglan subject".
The dlplomas, however. were found to
he genulne, and It 'hvoloped later that
thay had been stolen from the ChlneM
Lagatkw iu i.ondon.
Kurtlier inve.-tkatlon revealed the faet
ihat a aidaapread bualiioaa in deceri
tlons was beliiK earried on bf a man
namad Ltuterd, wboaa arraad was at once
onlend The < orn ? rn has t-rancliea in
many different couatrlaa The eidata
moially dealt in W*t* th* UOQ and Nun
of T'lsia, tie Ubertatdor al VeBiiiuela
an<l the Dotible l>rafcon of I'hlna. and
many foigod dlplomaa af tbaaa ordeia al
chivalry aratra found in one of the hriie h
Proportional Representation So
| ciety Conducts Model Election
with Surprising Result.
ISIR E. GREY ALSO A HERO
British Cabinet Ploughs On with
Its Heavy Load of Irish,
Welsh and Franchise
inv Gaale to The TttTaaaa I
London. Dec T.?Tha Proportional
Representation BOClety this we. k OM
dOCted I model eleition. and. while the
result is not re?arded serioiisly. coti
siderable surprise was occasioned by
the fact that Mr. I.lovd OeOffgO gollad
naarly twtea as many votes as Mr.
Bonar Law. leadaf ot Ihe Opr>oelUon,
at I moment when the government i\as
lUppoaad lo he in great dlsfavor as I
result of receal laglalatlon.
With I view tO enrolllng voters .1
ballol paper was Inaerted In ten Lon?
don and twenty-three pro\ Imial news
papera.i upon these the aatnea <>f
twelve leadlng polithians in vnrious
partiea wto glven. The readers of
these thirty-three newspaj.rs w<re in
rttad to oo*roparate Irj ?ecurtng ? prac
Ucal illustration of the woiklng of the
s>stem of proportional i*4*aja*eaentatloi_
Ai ? n.-iiit of tbe roto, whlch, it
muat he noted, was purely voluntarj
on llie part of the newspaper readers.
Mr. Lloyd Ceorge headed tbe BOll arltu
22,77- VOtea Mr. Ronnr Law belng se ?
ond with 11,897 and Btr Edward Oray,
ForeiKn Se .retary. third. the govern
'ment thus pecurlm; tWO bf the first
ll.r. ?? pla
The stfu.itiori might. bowever, be
llkaned to thal obtalnlhg in the (Jnlled
I laat aprlng. when the people in
drovea voted for Coloael Rooaevgll ln
1 the primai ka and II lool a ai
i ? be the popular haro ln tbe fall
tiona Here atr. Llo: d i '?? orge '^oka
like the hefO, and \'t i;i _M I'nlted
irbaa it caase to a vote the
Lioyd (oorge ot America a*aa raowed
under. It mnv he that tbe p ira!|e| arttl
t.. eonttnued I
The Cabioet'a Programme.
twlthatandtag tbe <!? ? I by
it j u naporai r effe I ol ,! I Bnandal
i. of tbe H<. Rule i III
lovernm tlll deterralned to per
l - ? lad to paaa
through lha Ho ? of O Broona .?' 'his
Hnm. R h far irei.-md. tbe dlac
liahateal of the church in fPalee and
the reform "f the rrabcblae, the prbt
? whlch i. (ing
.in ehd to piural vo\ i
Tha blll to de ll
???;ini irom mental i
mentai i baracter adll I? droppad,
Betdoen has a govararaaal nudertakt
auch a taah aa th it Involved In the
igi i ,i .i..- one idatiod
. i ll
government has less than half a lf
m whh ii to a< ? ompllah lt P
must i ? M irch 30 i
? rnmental Snaw la i
Before. the t<
.-?'...: pfl I
: .m achedule provldod foi >;?
i \a ot the Home Rule blll, o fai M
the Houae af ?'?
befon Cbi latraa . N m .t a III be after
Cbrtatrnaa before tbe blll reachea tbe
Ho mm ol Lorda. They are nol llkely
to araate much tlaae avei it. *fnd arhea
they have thrown tt out. as thev eaf>
tainly will. Parliunient could be pro
rogued arere li aot for Vtvelah dtaeatab
Hahroenl aad tbe frartoblae bUL
Welshmen Getting Reatleaa.
The government, however, has pledged
itself tO the Welsh Liberals, who
have heen getting rath.r restless under
the long delay, to padl tho church btll
at this laaalfm and as for the franchise
hill. the memhers of tbe government
as well as every Liberal in the coun
tr>. are anxlous to ,-ee it bacafBO a law,
beUOVtag that tbe repval of piural \ot
|Bg and au extensioii of the franchise
win be aii to thair benaftl arbea it
, omea to k* naial aa*1 Uob. To gal all
ih.se things before tbate tana azplrai
the hiiis roual be paaied tbli aaation.
Weish dlaeatabllobmeBl and fraw htoe
i-eform will, like Home Rule, I.e thrown
out by tbe Lorda, and, under tbe Par
liaroanl ad a*Mch the LlbaraJa paaaad
last year they must he passed agaln
twlce, iti u''w sessions. before they be
.?omc law, daaplte the roto of the
Houae of Lorda, As there must i.e aa
aleoUon In UMfc tbe t^vertuaaal has
juat tim. enough tO aciomplish thls,
alwaya aa the uaaarataodtag that it
can bOM Its majonly together'that
INSURED AGAINST TWINS
French Insurance Company
Pays Woman Novel Claim.
| H ,;.11,1. to The TrflMuaa 1
Paria, Pec 7? The most novel clalm
an insurance company has yet had to
aattle would appear tO be the payment
of I2J000 Just handed out by a French
insurance company on the hirth of
Botae time ago a woman called at the
offlces of this company and said ahe
arantad to torare against tbe ii*k of
having twins. The ofllclals had no
tablae prepared with ? view to auch aa
event, bttl they issued a policy insur
ing her agalnat the birth of twins for
? preanlnqa of M_."?o. payable mohtbiy,
for six months.
a few days ago the manager of the
eorapaby reearvod a dainty card aa>
noiini ing tba hirth of twln daughtera
to their client. Ha at once fOrWardad
? aatoh of honbons and a check for
?2,000 to the mother. i
TBROKERS QUIT EXCHAIMGE;
OBJECT TO HARSH RULES
Governing Committee in Oapel
Court,. London, Blamed for
Its "Busybody" Tactics.
[ By Cable to The Trlbnna. I
LoBdoa. Dec. 7?The great falling off
In business on the London Stock Ex?
change. and what is described by many
hrokers as the "busybody" tactioa of
the Roverning committee of the Capei
Court Kxchange, resulted this week In
tlie reslgnation of all the members of
another hrokerage flrm from the ex?
change, Some linanclal men aay that
these are slgns of the gradual decllne
of the Stock Exchange unless the gov?
erning committee can be persuaded to
let brokers do business unhampered by
rtllea whlch prevent them from mak
incr a living.
The tirm which resigned this week is
Helbert Wagg & Russell, one of the
oldbat, and presumed to bo one of the
wcalthiest. on the exchange. It is un
deratood that the flrm win stin con
tinue in existence and start business
as outside stock and share brokers as
well as doing general flnanelal business,
whlch It will be in considerably better
pesition to handle without membershlp
in the exchange.
A well known broker. speakinj? of
this rosltrnation, said that under the
new rules made by the governing com?
mittee, Whlch went into effect early
this year, not only h.id the practlce of
churping dOUbli commisslon been
stopped, hut commisslon brokers were
allowed to cut down their chargea by
nearly 7J per cent. and tbe methoda of
hanrthng .ahares bad been so changed
aa to reauH in a still further cut In
the i-einuneration of brokers.
Whepeas a year a_T'> brokers received
a . oinniission of one shilling and slx
pence for handllng sharcs in BOCh con
carna as I?e Jieers Symlleate, for ex
ample. under tln new rules the com?
misslon was oi.ly aeven and a half
f.en.-o. and this is but ft Tair sample of
ihe general reduction In the prollts of
the hrokerage ousiiiejjs. In these cir
i nmatancaa maoy membera t>it they
could no longer affoed to retaln their
place nn the exchange, bit would have
lo leelgn and go IntO outside business,
?rbara they could make a living.
Thla hn.ker said thal unless the gov?
erning committee came to its sensos
the I.ondon Stock Exchange was llkely
aoon to loee its pre^mlnenoa among
UM stock markets of the world.
ARTlSrS HOME UNSOLD
Alma-Tadema Auction Stopped
at Bid of $150,000.
? B) CaaJa ta Ibe Tritvire* \
London, Dec 7.?The home ..;? thi
Bh Laurenoe Uma-Tadema, whlcb
ha- iieet: described BJ the most beauti
fiil house in London, was offered for
,t auction fhf.s week. Tlie bOOM
1150,8)08), but this repres.nted only
, ill part of its value, the thi. f
? i,, ng ti"- boiindleaa Btorea of the
.,ru ; Lavlahed on onatnu -
tlon ano decoratloa b) the greal art
t nn.. hls friends
T\'? antranaa bail, for ejnmpie. is
decorated on three sides bv paneOed
s. r. et.< paint?d bv BttCh arti*ts as
Poynter, Boughton, East.,
... ifnreua *u,:..-. Un* wiurter, Vai
| ?? and John Oolller.
The studio Is of vist Btse, and th
panelled with gray Siena
niarble _*li apee and the dorr.e oxt
red arlth alumlnum leaf, and below
the c..i. ave aurfhee <-f tha apaa is a
dado al Venetlaa red leather. The
? .i.. iiing i- fllled with yellow ?.:
\n ihe atiium, leadlng from the atu?
I <iio, sir Laurenee kepl his books. The
.?. Mir.g el this apartment is a copy
from Pompelt The arlndow is ??_??
| Ol B BUn Ot "iiyx. on either side
being panels of Japanese laeqner.
When the house v. as put tip for aale
it araa found impooalhla lo get a pur
ehaaer. The auetlonaer suggested as
an opening bid J.r.O.noO. Thla was not
forthcomlng. but $100,000 was offered.
When the blddlng reached $150, )00 the
sale stopped, and lt weh announced
that tha property would not be suld
Tetrazzini, Miss Hostetter, Sir
R. Roblin and Sir J. Whitney.
[ !!? Calilf 'o Tha Tribune 1
London. Dec. 7--The Mauretania lefi
I.i\erpool lo-doy on her Christmas
trip, cairylnf almoal four hundred and
tift\ passengers. She ls not intended
tO attempl the record rotind trip, as
has heen the eiistom of the Cunard
Company ta the last two years. but will
be allowed ihree or four days In New
York. leavlng in time to return to
Plihguard on December 2o.
Among the passengers was Mme.
Tetrazzini, whose only rcgret was th.it
the Ifauretaafn was not n gigantio
ueroplane, as she is eager to reach New
\V. K. Mandelick, secretary of the
London I'nderground, ls going over,
partly on a hollday and partly in con
neetlon with the admlnistration of the
Among o her passengers are the
Marnuis de Btejerac, Miss Patrlcla OoL
llnge, H. M. Hahn, Mlaa Greta Hos?
tetter. Mrs. Hudson Maxim, J. H. Mr
Fadden. Dr. and Mrs. R. A. Pyne, Sir
Hodman flohlln. Prlnie MlnlBter of
Manitoha; C'ounte.ss Oamella Short, (*.
W. Short and C. W. Short. Jr.. and Sir
ITALIAN FINANOES QOOD
Revenue of Government Constantly
Increasing Credit at High Level.
Ibnne, Italy, Dec. 7.?Itallan flnances
are in cxcellent condition, notwlthstandtng
the ln-avy expenses Ineurred during the
war ln Trlpoli. aceording to Francesco
Tedaeoo, Mlnlster of Elnance, who to-day
made ii, tiie Chanihar of DepaUea a state?
ment Bbaaajrbtg the situation of the Treas?
Ilo declared that the revenue of tbe
-'ovemment was constantly Increeeing
and referred to tha hlgh lovol of Italian
IN IHE LONDON THEATRES
J. M. Barrie Writes Two New
Plays for Charles Frohman.
"The Tide" To Be Produced by
Miss Ethel Warwick?The
| By Cnble to Th" Tribune. |
London, Dec. 7.?McDonald Hastings.
who recently sprang into fame as the
author of "The New Sln" and "Lovo,
and What Then?" has decided on "The
Tide" as the name of hls new play.
which Ethel Warwick is to produce nt
the Queen's Theatre next Saturday.
The piece is in four acts and the com?
pany will include Norman Trevor, Kd
rnond Breon. Shell Barry and Miss
Murlel Martin Harvey. Mr. Kaatlnga
ia now writing a play for Cyril Maudo.
and after that has an order for one for
It is reported here that Charl -s
Frohman has received from J. M
Barrie two new plays, one called "The
Llttle Policeman" and the other "Half
an Hour." It is understood that they
are to be produced in America before
being presented in London.
Norman McKinnel will sai! for New
York next Wodnesday to open ther
with "Rutherford and Son" on Decem?
ber _.M. The principal membirs of thn
eompanv Mr McKinnel is taking wit.n
him are J. V. Bryant, L. Cooke Borcs
ford, Mlss Kdyth Ollve, MlM Thvr^a
Norman and Miss Agnes Thoma*.
Melville <;:deon, the brilliant yountf
American OOmpOaer who is Nfponflhlfl
for the mnak of the Kuccossful Al
hamhra revue. "Kill That Flv," and
who has just condnded an enga^ement
a? tha London Hippodrome. has heen
engaged by Oeorge L" Iv.ardes, under a
three years' contraet. to collaborate iu
the musieal seore of future (Jalety pro
ductlons. There is, however, no trutn
in the statement that a revue is to ba
! produced at this theatre. Tlils partial
"Americanlzation" of London's home
of musieal comedy is remarkable, if
only for the interest of Mr. (Jould, the
Nov. York milllonaire. in the theatre,
land that gentleman's recent suggestion
Uhat he would "show London how to do
j thlngs. ?
That I-ondon has too many places of
lamuaament is the expressed conviction
I of those wlio are concerned with pro
\ iding its puhlic with entertainment.
t Tlie West Lnd of London has (lnclud
lug Oovent Garden and the London
? Op"ra Housei thirty-two theatres. Be
j sides there are numerous picture pal
i es and the Scala and Terry thoativ
' now used for < inematosraph shov.s
Of the ninety-eight plays presented in
' the course of the last theatri. al
jat the thirty-two theatres only twenty
flva sliowed a proiit. and opera pra
[ducing during the same penod was n^t
a paylng business.
But every one who has a thorough
knowledge and experience of the Lon?
don theatre business la well aware that
th'-re i:-t jilenty of room for good plav*.
Tli.e public will support thirty good
plays every week night of the year if
they are only provided. Bul the sti|>
I pl'. of good plays is not eq-ial to the,
demand, and ehancea are taken more
often than is arfaBB with plays that are
of doubtful merit. It |g therefore b<
i ca use a snflieient number of good play
I cannot be found that London has too
| many theatre8
As to the niusfi' halis. of which there
are ten in the West Knd area, how
much th.ir proflts have fallen off is
eloquently shown by the following flg
1010 ihii of rrontK
e-..ll?a?m .?31/>?4 CU.KK t7.34!>
PaUre -. 21.800 lft.807 :.,W>:!
I_mplr? . 18.4~'t 11.174 7,08a
Alhambra . 8.110 \Tr.|_ ?,?S__J
Oiford . lfl.441 11.530 4.002
rivoii . io.a*2 ?.4i7 :i.?es
And in the subuths the same state
of things ls found.
On the ever-growing compctition ls
placed the blame for the fact that dlvl
dends have come down. and com
petitlon is the cause asslgned to many
managers' attempts to seek for prodnc
tions thut will get talked about. This
occaslonally is responsible for the
' risky" turns. of whlch tliere hav|
been a few ver.v recent lnstances
THREATENJVEBER IN CUBA
"Bridgie" Sails from Havana?
Due Here Tuesday.
Havana. Dec. 7.?"Brldgle" Weher. one
of the ?informers" Ht the Jtoscnth.il mur
der trial. who arrlved here on Wediu s
day on board the Ward Line Bteaptabip
Baratega, departed to-day on tha sume
reeei i tor n.w Vork. arbere he is ax
pei t^d to arrlve on December 10.
The reason ftveu for his kiavUta WM
that he had heen tiireat?-ned with aa- i
su.s.-lnatiQM If hi? remalned tn Cuba.
m m bf u
Militant Suffragettes Keep
Britain in State of Alarm.
WOMEN LAUGH AT THE LAW
Governmental Hesitancy to Let
Them Starve if They Wish
Makes Them Bolder.
I By Cafale "> Tfca frlb
London. Dee. 7.?The militant suf
fragists are siill keeping Qrogt Mntaln
on the tenterhooks of alarm. Tl..
cent wholesalc attempte to deatroj tha
contents of the puMfcl lotter boxi s and
the threats to carry the ravotutloaar)
work to (ven mott draatlc llmlta ha\*
occaatoned tbe greateel fear In IN po
lltlcal and commen __] . ommui
Mrs. Paakbural has deacrlbed the
campaign agalnat the pubflc mail
another atep ln the great dvtl war aow
belng wag.d. This graphlcalty epit.
omlzes the situation. There apr.ari
to be no limit to the outragi i of rhe
milltants, and it is fogarded a> -i?rnri
cant that Mr. and ..Irs. Pethick Lavf
ren?e, who broke away from the I'aiiii
hurst wing of the party racoatly b|
cause they were unpn pared to go to
the extreme limits advo at. d hy t/ie
Pankhursts. now Indorae the )at<-'
pbaaa of the eam*a_ign, thougfa no sifm
are apparenf that there is to be inv
new aaaalgaaaation of for.es.
Pethick Lawrences in Line.
The Lawreneet atate tbat tho at
tacks on the plllar Boxea are paffof
the rabelllon brougbl aboul bj pre
< i.seiy the aame . luaea whlch have
brought abOUt rVheiHons in otherowa*
triea In otiicr times. <m the same aub
Ject Chriatabel i'ankhurst aa
'We are told that attaOfca DDPt let
ters may oanae irtreadng di?
trcss to verv many mnooOnt -"4l r.eedy
persons. P*0l naunple, post i
may be destroyed and BOVer n
those for whom they 'nv 0 tined.
Sappoafag that here or therf a poor
a rubwoman loses a poatoJ or*
may be thankful lf at sueh Bjprl a she
lahna a ttep nearer eni
Those who hurn tettacg r :-ing
above all for the poor, und4>r]
women. They are stnv.: ..
the lifelong. whohsale fObl i '
women wlio in hundrels af tl
are belng paid one-i: ,
even leoa tlian Ehey . .. i, . .
betong* <i to the enfr i
summarizlng har BTg :i:.t..'. la
rovolutionary act, a -
? far more senous d
What tba rtexi movn ?
tentagbdng campaign v la, o
lliinraallilii to aaj. |
tbat the mllltanl f
regardless of any cruninal
ment Tbe lenleni r q i' ?
whi'.h when |
ate'y attempted b
? tarve themaelvea to
their reiease. has aaryed aa
ageaaaal to su. h aa ? ctaot tl
simpjy laugfa al ,u< law when
tiieir future oporati
Past Methods Too Tame.
Window smashing. li n -? i
Cabinet minia! ' llng df
aublk epeakeVe nnd other well ex
come all too laa
wh. d Lto* ?i ' leorge
,i few days ago a ClOTg m I
him was viclously attacked, ai I al thu
same time a rebpectable, law
artisi, who also horc B alight
Manoe to the Obaneallar of the Ex
chequer. bad thu windows of h:s auto
Now it ls authoritatlvely atated that *
mlUtancy will more than probably
break out In a new and even more serl
ona channel tljan before. Meanwhlle
the plllar box outrag*>s oontlnue, In
aplt? of the vigl_tnee of the detective
force detailed M guard them through?
out Kngland and Bootland. Hundreda
of lnatances have been r. portad, and
hy way of variatlon the militanta are
Bndlng a measure of Battafhctioa in
painting the djgara of pn?mln<nl IB"
holders. Thia has been dono in Aher
deen, Dublin an.l els. where. at.d in
each case tha familiar slogan '?Votea
for Women-' has beOfl Inacrlbai la
white pain! un the portals.
LONDON TRADE BOOMING
November Statement Shows Large tn*
creases in Imports and Exports.
London, I* >?. 1. Tbe MOVt Bag"
bmbI of khl Board of Trada Bhowa i?*
criaaaa of PMaaVMI ta Imperta and IhV
?MM la exnorrs. The prlndpal - ''
the impWti w.ie >."'?' M t, eotton from
Amerlen anfl H IS.MI ln BOtt I
bTgypt in the Iraaorta aianufhtiafad
goaaa Bhodrad the lafrgeei Increaaa.
A COMPLETE UST OF
WILL BE FOUND ON
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