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THE SUN, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8ri912;
NOTHING STOPS THIS
ARE NEVER MADE FINAL
JJcopons Old Trouble by Block
ing' Triumph of Chris-
Unlike His Father, His Engage-
Italian "Bsrsaglien ' Able to Cross Any
Stream or Scale, Any Height With
out the Least Hesitation
nieiilH Arc Always
MAY STOP PILGRIMAGES
l'KJNCK STILL TAMl-fiRED;
Stnte Ownership of All Archae
ological Finds Declared
Jleir to Throne Not Allowed to,.;
lie .lust a Plain Under j
Special Correipoader.ee to Tn Six.
IIOMB, Oct. 12. The cotnmltteo ap
tointed by the Pope for the commemora
tive celebrations of the sixteenth cen
tenary of the triumph of Christianity
decided to set up a mirblo tablet with
au appropriate inscription at the Mllvlan
Bridge, where Constantino defeated Max
entlu on October 23, 312. A commis
sion of archaeologists settled the contro
versy about the exact Blto whero the
battle was fought and selected a rook,
which they asiart they have identified as
the Saxa Rubra, or Redstone, earns mllei
from the bridge along the Fiamianian
way, where th9 two armies mst.
Prince Chlgi, tho president or the com
mittee, approved the Latin text or tho
inscription composad by Pror. Marucchi ,
the prominent Christian archnologist ,
and requested him to get from tho Mayor
of Roma the necessary authorization to
have the tablet set up. The Mayor of
Home, Slgnor Nathan, is a rabid anti
clerical and he never hesitates to attack
the Vatican. When Prof. Marucchi spoke
to him about the tablet he insisted on
the addition of the words "during tho
reign of "Victor Emmanuel III." after
the concluding sentenoe of the inscrip
tion, which ran as follows: "In the year
1812 under the pontificate of Pius X."
Prof. Marucchi pleaded in vain that
the celebration was of an essentially re
ligious character and that it was neither
expedient nor opportune that the names
of the Pope and of the King should be
coupled together. The Mayor insisted
on historical exactness and said that he
wanted to prevent chronological con
fusion by the addition of the King's
name. Finally after some long discus
sions Uie Mayor announced that he would
grant the authorization for the tablet
provided the inscription was altered Tn
such a way as to show that the celebra
tion was essentially a religious one. lie
would not insist on the addition of tho
King's name if it were stated that the
tablet had been set up "under the auspices
of the Pope in the year 1912:
The proposed alteration was agreed
upon and every difficulty appeared to
liave been smoothed down, when the
Mayor said he would give his authorize
tion in writing. The Mayor accordingly
wrote a letter stating that he was happy
to authorize the erection of a tablet "com
memorating an act of tolerance and
freedom on the part of an emperor who
granted to the Church liberty of worship
which many centuries later was sanc
tioned on the 20th September 1870 when
the Italian occupied Rome."
Naturally enough the Mayor's letter
constituted a personal insult to the Pope
and it could not possibly be accepted by
Prof. Marucchi now proposes to ignore
the letter and get the Mayor to give his
authorization for the erection of the
oommemoratlve tablet by simply sign
ing a paper, but the Mayor refuses to
do so. Two years ago the Mayor in a
speech commemorating the fortieth anni
Tersary of the occupation of Rome openly
attacked the Holy Soe and the Pope retal
iated by stopping all pilgrimages for a
year, with the result that last year's ex
positions organized to commemorate
Italian unity proved an utter failure.
Roman hotel keepers and tradesmen suf
fered so severely owing to the suspen
sion of pilgrimages that pressure was
brought to bear on the Mayor to exercise
more care in his relations with the Vati
can last a. second disastrous season should
follow this year when numerous pil
grimages had been organized for the
Conatantine celebrations. It is proba
ble that unless the Mayor withdraws his
letter the first ceremony of the Constan
tino celebrations fixed for October 28
will be postponed and the Pope will
again atop all pilgrimages.
The Minister of Publio instruction in
the opening speech of the International
Congress of Archeology after recalling
the legislative measures adopted in Italy
for the safeguard of the' artistic and
archaeological treasures of the country
and the expenditure sanctioned by Par
liament to carry out important excava
tions in the Forum, on the Palatine, the
Uaths of Caracal la and of Diocletian and
other Roman remains, as well as at
Ottia, Cervetri, Pompeii, Pestum, Cumss,
Taranto and Aosta, announced a new
law proclaiming the State ownership or
all archaeological finds made in the sub
soil of the country. The present lawa
regulating archaeological discoveries nat
urally recognize the r Ights or the owners
or the land, who with certain limitations
claim the entire property or everything
of value found In the land they own.
i One of the moat Interesting papers
read in the International Congress of
Archeology is undoubtedly that or Pro
fessor Frothiughatn about the origin of
Rome. Prof. Frothingham explains why
for the first two centuries after its founda
tion the city of Rome consisted of three
separate settlement on the Palatine,
Quirinal, Capitollne and adjacent hills
of Latins, Sabines and Etruscan. These
settlement existed simultaneously, and
each had well defined and separate
boundaries. Their union followed ufter
over 200 years for a very simple reason;
namely, that each hill was aurrounded by
running waters. It is well known that
according to augural law the boundaries
of a city cannot extend over water and
consequently the union of the three set
tlement was ritually impossible until
the waters were covered over and the
Cloaca Maxima, or Great Sewer, was built
to drain the large lake formed by the
Tiber and which extended over all the
level ground below the Inhabited hills.
Prof. Frothingham's theory is at the
same time the most simple and the most
obviously reasonable explanation ever
attempted and it has been practically
acoepted by the leading archaeologists
now in Rome for the congress.
Peace with Turkey was not hailed here
with the same enthusiasm that accom
Mnied the war since its very beginning
K.ore than a year ago on September 20.
As a rule Italians felt that the Govern
ment would negotiate peace with the
same success with which the war was
conducted. A small and Insignificant
minority now exnress disapproval of
Um OoverooKDt't haste in concluding
peaoe when Turkey is preoccupied by the
danger of a Balkan war, but the majority
of Italians are satlatled. They feel now
that the balance of power upset in Aus
tria's favor with tho annexation or Bosnia
and Herzegovina has been restored, that
Italy once more holds her own in the
Mediterranean essentially her own Bes;
that tho Italian navy redeemed the defeat
ol Lissa nnd the army tho many defeats
in Abyssinia and that the Italian ling
is flying over Libya. Such arc the results
ol the war with Turkey and tliey nro
worth so much to Italians and mean such
a great deal that tlio length or tho war,
its cost in money and tho loss or life ore
considered umply compensated..
SERENITY IN U. S. CITIES.
PUrwrlaht IlaluK Sara Tazlcab
London, Oct. 22. Macdonatd Hastings,
the playwright, back from America,
hastens to give his fellow countrymen
some of his impressions of that land.
The one outstanding tine quullty of
American lire rrom the point of view ,
of the harassed, hustling Londoner is
in tHiaiuiui Bcrvnuy. ne says. i CIO I
not speak at the moment of the lovely
garden cities in which America abounds.
There, Indeed, life Is lived at its kindest
and sweetest. I refer principally to' the
quaint, Old World lelsurellness of Chi
cago and New York particularly the
former. Time means nothing In Chi
cago. There is on eternity for every
thing. The tnxlcab simply dodders.
What the traUlc regulations are I know
not, but the pace actually adopted is
really very funny, though in many
ways gratifying. The New York taxi
cab drivers are a little more dashing.
Actual movement Is occasionally dis
cernible, but the passion for peace and
sweet lassitude Is still noteworthy. Ac
customed as we are in London to light
ning lunches and hurricane dinners, it
was something of a shock to discover
the rcons of time devoted to meals In
these two great American cities. In a
leading Chicago hotel a dinner party,
ordered (In all Innocence) for 7:15 to
precede a visit to the theatre at 8:30,
was less than half served at 8:15. The
guests had to choose between half a
dinner and half a play.
"Apparently a six course dinner to
finish at 8:15 should have been ordered
for 6 o'clock. Such experiences were so
unexpected. To get through threo
courses In one hour and travel the mile
to the theatre in half an hour (nnd
pay $2.50 for the Jaunt) were accom
plishments of memorable value to the
GERMANS QUITTING PIPE.
Cigarettes Brromlns Popular Smoke
In All I.arurr Cities.
Bxnu.v, Oct. 19. Perhaps nowhere on
the continent of Europe Is thero a
people who arc changing so rapidly
as are the Germans. Berlin bids fair
to rival Paris Itself as an amusement
But In nothing has Gorman life
changed so much of late years as In
the matter of smoking. Some fifty
years ago an Knglish traveller in Ger
many remarked that smoking appeared
to bo one of the principal occupations
of tho population, and any stranger
entering the country cannot help being
struck by the Important part that the
cigar plays In the dally life of the com
munity. In the country the pipe still lives on,
and the pot bowelled, long shanked
pipe with curled mouthpiece and tas
sels is part of every Bavarian peas
ant's costume. During the last few
years, however, the pipe and the cigar
have found a formidable rival n the
The official statistics show that the
consumption has Increased by almost
100 per cent. In the last four years,
although even then the consumption
was seven times greater than ten years
A year ago the total number of
cigarettes smoked In he course of the
twelve months amounted to little short
of 10,000,000,000, and the total outlay on
them Is given as about 12,000,000 a
WAR ON OPIUM SMUGGLERS.
Chinese Troops and Indians flattie
Hankow, Oct. 2. Dr. George Bcr
lotte, a Frnch newspaper correspond
ent, arrlva, from tho Chlno-Indlan
frontier tcWit, confirms many of the
previous reports concerning the fierce
warfare that has for some tlmo existed
olong the entlro southwestern frontier
between the volunteer troops employed
by tho republic nnd the Indian smug
glers of opium. Itegular pitched bat
tles havo been fought between the Gov
ernment forces and the lurgo numbers
of hired coolies who have assisted the
smugglers for moro than n year.
"It Is almost like n war between na
tions," sold tho French writer to-day,
"I came up through the Segara and Gor-
mis. In India, about seven weeks ago
and found the whole country In a state
of hostility, with armed bands going
hither and thither. When I Inquired
Into tho causes of the widespread dls
turbance I was Informed that whllo tho
Government at Pckln had ordered the
suppression of tho opulm traffic along
tho Pang-ge-lio and the In'kll lakes
tho customs authorities wcro actually
aiding tho nmugslers nnd were fighting
the vdhinteer troops sent ly the sun
Governor of Denang.
"Gen. Mongll, with 800 volunteers,
hecun an earnest attack upon the
rendezvous of the smugglers all along
tho frontier. Thousands of pounds of
-l..m ...au ontitllrnrl Iiml mnr (linn
tnrtv nf the smugglers were killed, be
side wveral hundred taken prisoners."
Majority of Headers Fix Years
From Fifteen to Thirty
Special Correipondence to Tun Sr.v
l'Atils. Oct. 22. When does the hour of
beauty strike? At what age is a woman
moat, bountiful? This is the difficult
investigation which tho Jfirolr has set
ItBeif l0 elucidate, and to that end has
1Pni firRt to tu ntrn and eu D'ors.
who should be naturally experts on the
The ninety-three-year-old master of
landscapes, Harplgnles, gives his vote
for the years between 10 and 20.
"No man while still young, he writes,
"can yet appreciate what is admirable,
inimitable and unlquo in youth. He
allows himself to bo captured by the arti
ficial and extremely questionable beauty
of women who are made up and by the
attraction of what is called the charm
given by experience. Later ho loarns
tho difference, the abyss that separates
the sham from tho true. The sovereignty
or human beauty lies in its simplicity,
in its limpid perfection that can endure
no inroad by years, anxieties, disappoint
ments or ill health.
"The only beauty that can be accentu
ated by time is the beauty, or things or
nature, such as the old oak tree, whose
bosses and crinkles are us beautiful as
the tender shoots or the young sapling.
Woman has therefore her hour of beauty
during youth from, say, 18 to 20."
M. Ferdinand Humbert, the head of the
School of Fine Arts, finds that the artist
In him is not in concord with the man.
If I were seeking to reproduce on canvas,"
he says, "an ideal feminine type I should
choose a model between Is and 25. That
is the ago of radiant youth, of the fulness
and purity or rorm. But as a man I And
that woman is never more beautiful or
more alluring than from 25 to 35. It is
then that she has attained her full devel
opment, for then she knows how to add
to her natural charm the resources or a
mind trained by experience, or greater
knowledgu and more pleasing skill."
M. Gabriel Ferrier, who is also a mem
ber or the Institute and a master of the
School or Fino Arts, ,is more generous
in his estimate, allowing rrom 25 to 60.
According to him, "the hour or beauty
is by nature the hour or love. Tor in my
opinion beauty must be the creator or
love, although happily love is not always
the offspring of beauty. Once upon a
time it' lasted some fifteen years and
the saying was current , 'a woman's beauty
is like a line fruit, it must not be picked
too late,' and Musset wrote, 'Woman
has from 19 to 25 to be loved, from 35
to 30 to love for herself and the rest of hor
lire for God.'
"Since Mussel's days the hour of beauty
has been modified and prolonged.
thanks to dressmakers and modistes
and to the ever increasing experience
or women. I think I can truly say that
in our days, when women huvo become
masters of the art of how to present
thomselvos, tho hour or beauty sounds
Tor a long, long time, from twenty-five
to fifty. My models often give me a
proof that that is true."
A great sculptor, Albert Bartholomi,
whose monument to Rousseau in the
Pantheon, reproduced in TitR Sun last
March, shows five female forms or perfect
beauty, sets the limit between eighteen
and twenty-live, but with a proviso:
"Evidently by elimination the various
hours of beauty can be approximately
determined and the hour type reached.
In my opinion, it is youth between
eighteon and twenty-live. But for me
tho hour of beauty does not hold all that
there is in beauty. No expression of
beauty can touch me if it is not illumined
by n reflection of goodness."
Abel Falvre, the caricaturist, whose
middle aged commonplace matrons are
types of what is not beautiful, says:
The hour varies with the woman,
for ono it is at twonty, for another at
, sixty. Beauty is a career, and as in all
careers success comes at very different
ages. The hour of beauty is youth. What
prettier sight is there than a young girl
playing tennis; her cheeks glowing with
the fresh ardor of her young blood?
But in these days of makeup, to whtoh,
alas! all young girls of every class liave
become the victims, it has become a
difficult matter to know how old a girl
is, and that is why, as a painter- if not
as a man who loves tho ingenuous charms
of form and color, I consider the hour
6f beauty reserved In future for little
girls or ten."
Jean Boucher, the soulptor, declare
that "In love and in art from earliest
youth to extreme old age, woman is
adorable. But if a limit must bo set,
the beauty of youth surpasses all others,
lot us say from 18 to 30."
Francois Flaineng, whi has painted
the beuutius or several countries, writes;
"You ask a question that admits no an
swer. Tho hour or beauty Tor women
may coma between 15 and 50, Let ovory
man choose tho hour that suits him ac
cording to his own tastes,"
Another painutr of fair women, Antonio
1 d U Gandax, avoids a direct reply, de-
dining to specify an hour that may range
from 18 to 40 "and even after."
Among tho general readers or the
itiroir votes began at 15 years and
every year to 20 had many supporters.
Ono writer has no doubt in deciding on
a woman or 25, with a husband and chil
dren, "for she is at the zenith or her
For another 35 is "the hour or. the flow
er's complete opening, when it spreads
around it all the perfume until then en
closed in the heart of its corolla and al'
the beauty that charms the eye and wins
the soul." A working woman writes
that she has never had time to busy her
self with her own hour of beauty, much
less that or another woman, but that if
a woman loves, if she lives her dream,
if she await, in hope, she can remain
attractive until 55. "If I livo ten years
longer," she adds, "I will tell you the
MUSEUM GETS NEW PAPYRUS.
lft Was Work of Princess. Written
rfore lOOU D. C.
Londo.v, Oct. 19. The already mag
nificent collection of Egyptian papyri In
the British Museum has been still fur
ther enriched by the gift of Mrs. Marv
Greenfield of n splendid Thebau ver
sion of the Book of the Dead, of the
period of the New Empire 1000 U. C.
Jt contains a number of hitherto un
known literary compositions, hymns,
litanies and services. Additional im
portance is attached to the papyrus in
that It belongs to a period of great his
torical Importance, and the date nf Its
composition can be fixed with certainty.
The papyrus, which measures 123
feet In length and about 18 inches in
width, was found between 1871 and
1881 In the hiding place of the royal
mummies at Delr-cI-Baharl. The lady
for or by whom tho papyrus was yrit
tcn was named Nesi-ta-nebt Asheru,
"She who belongs to the Lady of
Asher," that Is the goddess Mut of
She was a princess, being the daugh
ter of the kitt of the priest kings of the
twenty-first dynasty, Palnctchem II., by
his niece, tl,u grand priestess queen
Nesl-Khcnsu, a lady who held the high
est sacred and secular offices.
The whole of the huge papyrus la
clearly In ono handwriting, a rather
small, femlnln hand, and we learn
from the papyrus that the lady held
the vtltle of "Worker or Maker of the
Rolls (bonks) of jtmen-Ita, King of tho
Gods." She was also a musician, being
railed "Singer of the Quarter of Mut
Lady of Asher."
LONDON PLANS NEW AUTO LAWS.
Complaint! llevenl Tact That Police
Have lint l.lttle Power.
London, Oct. .23. The ever increas
ing number of deaths caused in tho streets
fy motor vehicles of alt descriptions
is engaging n good deal of attention.
The police have far Iobs power than is
Complaints are made that the Com
missioner or Police allows too many
taxicabs and motor omnibuses on tho
Btreots. As a matter or fact he cannot
refuse to license any cab or omnibus
that conforms to the regulations. Nor
has he any power-to deal with another
frequent complaint, that of the route
taken by motor omnibuses.
They oome hurtling, one after another
down a narrow thoroughfare like
Chancery lane, and neither tho Home
Office nor the police have power to pro
vent them. The Horns Office Is at pres
ent considering a reKrt drawn up by
the Commissioner of Police with a view
to introducing legislation 'dealing with
the whole matter of vehicular traffic in
Nothing but Parliament has the power
to deal with it adequately. Local councils
can enforco a low speed limit in their
own ureas, but that is about all that
can be done.
On this point tho Commissioner of
Police has given the London County
Council his views, which hardly coincide
with popular opinion, Tho Commis
sioner states that police returns show
that accidents caused by vehlolea travel
ling at high speed aro tho excep
tion rather than tho rule, and that it is
the .general experience of tho police
that dangerous driving. I quite as likely
to occur at low peed a at high,
RICH AMERICAN WOMAN
English Banker Eloped With a
Miss Vining Twenty
DEATH NOTICE PRINTED
Heirs Now Want 'to Solve
Mystery to Get His
Special Cortetpondence to Tin Sin.
London, Oct. 23. A strange and as yet
not rully solved mystery or a young Kng
lish banker who disappeared twenty years
ago under romantic circumstances with
a rich and beautiful American woman
named Miss Vining occupied the Pro
lato Court the other day, when for the
fourth time application wan made to pre
sume the death of William Robertson
Lidderdale, a bank manager of llminster.
On January 8, 1802, on tho eve of his
marriage with Miss Elizabeth Chapman
of Newbury, Berks, in whoso lavor he mado
a will, Mr. Lidderdale drew from his pri
vate banking account 1,020 in bank notes
and journeyed to Ixmdon. According to
a letter Miss Chapman received from
him on the following day, the first person
he met on arriving at Paddington Station
was a Miss Vining, an old love.
On February 10. 1892, the following no
tice appeared in the obituary column
or a London newspaper:
"Lidderdale. On January 30, on Miss
B. A. H. Vining's yacht Foresight. Will
iam Robertson Lidderdalo or llminster,
the result or an accident on January 8
in alighting rrom 'a carriage in motion."
Subsequently Miss Chapman received
a registered letter, addressed in an un
known hand and containing 500 in bank
notes, a Christmas card, a marked jubilee
coin and some visiting cards or Miss Vin
ing's. On ono or the latter was written
in Mr. Liddcrdalo's handwriting:
"Was true to you."
Advertisements aftorward appeared
asking for details of the death, and a re
ward of $100 was offered for an authentic
copy of the death certificate, but without
result. The applications to presume
Mr. Lldderdale's death have leen neces
sary for probate purposes and have been
opposed by two insurance companies,
in each of which the missing man was in
sured for 13,000.
Not until now, however, has there been
any proor of Miss Vlnhu's existenoe,
although she has been described as a
beautiful Spanish-American Creole, very
joalous and very woalthy. Her age is
given in 1892 as 10.
Tho attorney tor Mr. Brook, the exec
utor under Mr. Lldderdale's will, who is
a director ol tho bank, a branch or which
Mr. Lidderdalo managed, mado some
interesting disclosures in the court. He
stated that Miss Chapman, the discarded
fiancee, had now mado an affidavit for
the first timo.
"It has been suggested," he said, "that
Miss Vjulng never existed, but that thero
was such a person can bo proved by Mr.
Brook. Her full namu was Miss Beatrice
Alice Hasledean Vining, and thero is n
book entitled "Lost for Lovo" in which are
the two names Mr. Lldderdale's, appar
ently written by Miss Vining, and hers in
the handwriting of Mr. Lidderdale, The
book was given by Mr. Lidderdale to his
sister, a Mrs. Atherton, since dead.
"Miss Vining was a very eccentric and
somewhat mysterious lady. She had no
regular homo, although apparently rich,
lor she possessed horses, u carriage and
pair and a yacht. She also travelled
"She was an Amerlcun. Her yacht
was named the Foresight, which was the
motto ol the Lidderdale family, and the
yacht was seen at Westgato in 1890, two
years before Mr. Lidderdale disappeared.
There was also an accident there when
Mr, Lidderdalo was driving on the cliffs.
"Although it has beon said tho yacht
was not in existence, because it was not
registered nt Lloyd's, thero U the state
ment of a coastguard that ho remembers
such a yacht at Westgate in J880. He
described her as a yacht of between thirty
and forty tons, 'dandy rigged,' and aid
the people on board were in the habit of
visiting n local hotel."
The Judgo said it seemed to him very
much as if Mr. Lidderdalo had thrown
over his fiancee for Miss Vining, who could
throw light on the matter if she could be
produced. As said before, Mr. Lidder
dalo took with him 1.020 in bank notes,
500 of which were returned to Miss Chap
man, "ir the other, 520 could be traced."
said tho Judge, "it would probably be
Tound that these notes were cashed in
America artcr Miss Vining arrived there."
But tracing bank notes after twenty
years is well nigh impossible, and unless
Miss Vining. the "beautiful, jealous and
wealthy American," elects to come forward
and givo evidence, tho case threatens to
remain as much of a mystery as it was
GETS RELIC OF NAPOLEON.
Comrdle Prancalse tins Cony nf
Mollerr He Hail nt M. llrlrun.
Paris, Oct. 19. Comeille Francaiye
has just acquired an Interesting treas
ure the copy of Mollcrc, In eight vol
umes, which Napoleon had with him
at St. Helena. It was part of a library
of about 400 volumes which the Em
peror's will bequeathed to his son. The
Due de Ilelchstadt being dead, however.
the books were distributed among other
BIRTHPLACE OF PIERBfE CORNEILLE
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Paius, Oct. 22. The house nt Itotien
In which Pierre Comeille was born,
wrote his works, was married and
lived for tho ffrenter part of his life,
has at lust been bought by the Muni
cipal Council, to bo preserved us u
hlstorlrul relic, thunks, as tho cubic
has already Informed Till'. Sun's read
ers, to a donation by Plerpont Morgan,
which completed a national i.tibscrlp
tlon that had lonu been "hanslnc Are
and seemed likely never to reach the
Tho house belonged to tho poet's
grandfather aiid father before him, but
was sold by him toward tho end of the
seventeenth century for n mun of 4,300
francs. I'p till the year 1804 the huumi
preserved Its original external appear
ance, when M. Lefoyer, the then owner,
In making certain necessary rcralrB,
modified tho 'front considerably.
M. Lefoyer, however, besides making
Special Correpnndence to Tns Sex.
London. Oct. 23. Ah In well, known."
King IMwnrd VII. wus u hard worker,'
but onto lil.i pluns were made and an-;
nounced It was wife to ussumo that tho'-
progmmmo would lx) carried out In J
every detail to tho day nnd hour. If he"
wcro it way from Ixmdon and matter of 4
u ' ri I it nnorfntl Itlu Imrunnnl nllunMrttl K.. i
mauo mi -omco wncro no wm ana nut i
officers of stato waited upon him.
King Kdwitrd kepi, tho royal messenger '
busy nnd 'the tolegraph wires hot. Klng
George Is different. His arrangement
nro always subject to alteration at any. J
moment, All his engagements aro made
conditionally nnd if anything of Impor-
Ur.co develops either In Home or foreign
affairs tho country house visit or other,!
engagement is cancelled at tho last minute
unci tho King comes up to London. j
Tho first snapshot published of tlni.jj
Prince of ales after his arrival in Oxford
was not very encouraging for those who'
entertain tho hope that he is to lead. aaJ
fir as possible, tho life of the ordinary'l
tindcrgruduuto of good birth and ample.
means and Generally sink the nrlnoe in !
tho undergraduate whenever and wher-J
ever it can bo done. ' J
Tho photograph roforred to show the
Princo leaving Mucdnlen to takeawaUM
Immediately in front of film Is his equerry,!
mid cIom! on his heels, emerging from thai
gateway, Is his tutor, Mr. Hansell. Nor'l
did tho accounts of his first few day-
sound very exhilarating. l
It. wns Dorharvs almost unavoidable
that on hia arrival thn president of Mag-,'
dalen bhould receive him in the chief,!
quadrangio and conduct him to his roonVi.
But when he went down tho river next-:
day to watch the Magdalen coxswalnless'l
i ours practising ne iniv.m nave naa more '
congenial company than that of the
president with whom to discuss the interest!
no is saui to nave nispiayea. i ne, latest I
lot of piintogr.iphs.show liim out with the 'J
M..,., In I.H, h.,nnMu 'l'l,..,r h... n Mnn A
cheerful look, but in ono of thorn there S
is a liguix! suspiciously liko the equerry. ' j
B?auty" at the medlx-val tournaments
organized by Mrs. George Corwalll I
West at Karl's Court last summer, thouch m
famous for Iwautv of featuro and color
dees net seem to aplro to wit or wisdom. !
This at lean Is a pobsiblo deduction from 4i
of her: "At a dinner party last seasoB'H
she was taken ill liv a voting nobleman.)
who had mtt her several times but had'.
never oeforo had an opportunity to test
her csnvtrsational powers. Am in duty; J
bound lie tried to start u subject of Interest m
In his beautiful neighbor golf, tennU.fl
boating, polities, music, art each in turn A
r the moioJ
(l i riui ifM aiiu uiiv piiui, uj i
svllabiu replies of the Oueen c
In desperation ho risked. "Don t If
nni.lliln'lN V,. . " rarAttui liar I !.. 1.1 .
"I just do nothing. 'I no only way to keep!,
young ami ucauiuui is not. to mints ana no
10 ir,t enthusiastic'."
Sir James Slurrav wants to know, for.'
the purposes of his greut dictionary, who;
inventeo max comprehensively con-
Intiinlnnlla llhnlKp "Tnm Dink and
ilnrrv " Ifn has Hxnmnlos nf its uma in'
tho United States as far back as 1813, j
luit mi far he 1ms not been able to At
sample of its occurrence in England"
earner man inn. iei m memory tens
him that it was in colloquiatand news-'
paper use in this country before 1800.
a present of the massive old' front door?j
in iiiu nuiiic-iiuui leiuo uepurunep i
museum of antiquities, had a Bket,chl
mudo by his sun of thu original facudeJI
which was used for tin engraving byl
LanIols. Tho last traun of the orlgl-j
nnl front disappeared In 1850, when thu
Iluo do la I'lo ("Mugplo tdreet," now
"Pierre Corncllln street") was being eBr"
larged. It was believed for a time tha J
the whole house hud been pulled dowl
durl isr these alterations, but tho coHlf
i.iUleu which Initiated tho subucrlptfofl
to buy tho hmiso mrfvs u careful Inlj
vestigutton aiui loumi that tho rrcnUH
only had been demolished nnd that thovH
remainder was In utmost exactly thaU
samo condition an when thu poet llv.'d
Tho commlttco now hopes to recoa i
struct tho front ns It originally ex-'1
Isted, and make a Cornelllo musouo f
ma Kraunu iiuor. i