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-r-f- THE SUN, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER IS, 1914. - Irish American Feeling Changing Toward England !Vnr JIas Decreased the Old Animosity and the Home Hulo Question Has Now Become thq Only Dnnpcr, Says Harold Begbic. IRELAND'S CHIEF HOPE America and the War: An English View The vital importance of American public opinion, recognized by all the warring nations, hat led the London Daily Chronicle to tend Harold llegble line tn survey the field of American thought, to tell the English people what thru run learn from America and how besl they can earn if friendship. Jilt mvsiage 1' directed to the English, not the American people. Nevertheless Tiik Ki n believes his article! to have an interest for this- country. It it to be understood, of course, that hit views arc frankly English and arc not to be tak n as those of this newspaper. Mr. Degblc is the author of several success ful novels and of important sociological and .religious works, among thesa being "The Happy Irish," "Other Bhccp" and "Souls in Action." iij m iior.n iinnimc. I'ntll 1 came to America I had not the lcnt Idea of tho depth of hatred which has existed" among Irish American toward Hngland. Nothing that 1 ever cnnmitit'Tril 111 Ireland Itself la compar able with tils truiisuttaiittc fury of un forgiving hate. An Irishman who hail held vory high olllco In Amerlm. u well educated, n Kindly and ,i Jud'clous man, told m thai when war with (lermany wxs In the air he rnnlrt not ir-wnt himself from hall I nit this opportunity for declaring hla hatred, h'a undying hatred, of Ungland. Ilia father had suffered frightfully In 1 'ie great famine; every story he ever heard at h.s mother' kneo wan a story of Fngl sh tyranny, lingltsh brutality, r.ngllsh rapacity : Ungland. for him, Flood as tin- rark ccnttc, the lustful and bestial fdavo dr.ver, the crud and mrrcl le pxtictlo' cr Thl ma n't good Judgment, however, would not -ulTer him to approve of German m'l inrtsm. and a eventa niowd forward In- gave his support mora and more to th. causa of the. Allies. "Hut I want ou to know," lis told me, Mrlklng the table with hla hand and watching me carefully, "that I was dfJd acaln-t .1 rn Itulmond fot saying that Ireland must Bo to the aid of England Irelind'a call was to go to the aid of clvlltzat.on If (lermnm had stood for clvlllratlon I should h ive Seen on Ger many's side and dead ng.iint I'nglanJ. "1 tell you. at the beginning of tills business I longed to sir llngland defeated, humlllat'd. broken to the dint Hut civi lization :t of rueh en,irmus consequence that I put my natural hatred of Kngland. on one sole. The violation of TJelglum made m an nntl-riernuin. And with the vast majority of Irishmen In America It was the s-ime thing The menace of rier- man inllitmlsm forced us Into your camp "I am pirfi-tiy certain that hut ror the violation of : Igtuni there would have been In thit country nmons Irish Amer icans an op. n movi mull publicly pro claimed in f.vor of Orman. That !s my fl-' d opinion And I happen to kno what 1 am tilking about." I gnt'nred III the courts of hla con teriiioii tha. Irish friendliness toward I'ngltnd Is a llnal manifestation of a u ume .it Iih f.ellug of all Amer.ta towanl Kmi'und It was not very lone ago thai I'lesldrtit Cleveland wanted w i' ultji Knglnii'l Hatred of Ungli-h a .is a: iiiit- thin- as lerely handed dawn t ion) geneintioii to generation by Am r- '. ans as b.. li Wh Ainerlcans nil nave to haul; .air Kitgllrh stan that Ameri' a ', ii outgrown this historic hat- and that l-.sh Ainpi leans now show the new and happier feeling of tlu-'.r compatriots. I asked this Irishman, no one beltei ' ible throughout America to eirib K Jusl opinion on thn subject, what dif ference hail b.en made tu tlm feellutr towaid Kng'and by the passing of the home mlii bill. "It wat 'he pussng of that bill, h i i.i-i. .1 ... I ,1 I repiieu, woo ii iiiiifii.ii in-- wi r iirhiiu led the work begun in, Home rule has ;s toward Knglanl, by Herman inllltarlsm. soft-ned our feidlniis particularly aniotiK the thousands of Irish Americans who are born over here and whose, fatheis have becora too Anivr lc.uilr.eil to remember the urTerlliK- of their nnreatois, "There is still some hatred of Kncland, but not very much. It la a sentimental, a poetic hatred, noi a political hatrd. (Inn finds It nmonn a few Individuals. What anltatlon la now polm? on t secret i and unilerKround, a sure proof that It t unrepresentative. V Ignore It. It means 1 nothing. No ; tlm passing of the home . rule bill has given balanre to the Irish mind. I "It lias helped Irish American to realize that the dreadful sins of Kngland , are sins of a dead and gone Knglaud, and J It has helped thtm to see that l' c piesanti England, so far as Its democracy Is con cerned, sincerely desires to make repara-1 tlon for the past. In fact, tho war and the home ruli bill together have produced cuch a f ansform.it ion In the Irish Anicrl- i can nature as I. for one, novor expected, nnd never hoped to set ' He then waOHVrnt) that this great. change might siuTef'.i dangerous icactlon If Kngland allows the religious bigotry of ' Ulster to split Ireland Into two camps. To 1 the Irish Anifiii.in Ireland Is a country,! a home and a shrine, one and Indivisible. "Such a sunomlor," said my friend, 1 "would not nnlv bo fatal to Ireland but ' fatal to something cvn, greajer than lie- 1 land, and that is the cause of religion fn ! nn age of increasing paganism. For the world can only bo saved from the ruin of paganism, as we are beginning to see . very clenrly In America, by a union of re llglnus forces. "I n'ii a Catholic, but I sav that any . man who says 'Only through my door rait ' you cntei into heien' is a bad Christian.! Theie are many doors Into he.iv'n. What we have all got tn do, Cathollca nnd lion Catholics. Is to Insist together that there I. a Iiml'ii, that them Is a llfe ufter death, that Mute Is a Clod The more doors th better. No one has a monopoly of I hraien , , , "And to Ireland Is offered thn oppor- ' tunlty, grt.itcr than politicians appear it. ' perceive, of presenting to tho world an x:niiplc of tolerance and roinproml.' In tho Mipiciue Interests of religion flitch ' mn nae iiuniciiiaiiie results fo- thf whine world Hut what will happen If IbiKbind bou before the worst and tho stupidest bigotry the modern world e-ir, sl ow Vol i,niy will you strike a blow at Inland and n blow at Itlsli American sympathy hut n blow at the vital. of re. llg'on . , ... "l-'ir it is only bv sinking 'religious dlrr.-rcnees and making a common ad vance against thla universal pagnnUm that religion can save, the soul of civiliza tion If you do not see the truth of thai fact In Kngland I think you must be blind. Tho fulness of civilization oca upon rtftdous union j religious dis sension Is the enemy." Another Irish American who was pris etit on this' occasion, up accomplished man of Utters and a traveller, asklfd'jn what Kngland felt about 1'lster's share In the unpnnslblllty for the present war, "I myself have teen two letters from Ulster," he said. "In which the phraio occurs, 'nather tho Kaiser than the Pope.' nose iciiers were written Dciore the war Ttater, no doubt, has now changed her' tune Hut It was that spirit, surely, and the rrpoits sent to Ilerlln by Herman otll-1 rers wno visited I'lster and Inquired Into the mllltnry character of Carsonlsm. which persuaded Germany that Kngland woiihi not light." Irish Amorlcnn are persuaded that Sir Jvlward Carson U n very great measure rewiiulMo ror all the. ruin and deatb IS RELIGIOUS UNITY nnd bitter suffering of the enormous catastrophe. He boasted that ho would make civil war. and such wero hla prep arations that In any other country In the world civil war would have been Inevi table. (lermany counted on that civil war The llrltlsh nrmy was said to be complete ly under the Influence of Caraonlsm. The real catastrophe for the diplomacy of Hcrlln was not India's loyally and the vigorous uprising of the young Domin ions, but the dying down of Ulster mutiny. Theso Irish Americans have hated the ruling classes in Kngland, not only for sins of the past but for the unworthy und most cruel opposition offered by those ruling classes, In the namo of re ligious Intolerance, to tho Ideals of the Irish nation. When Unionist politician sneer nt the subscriptions sent by Irish scrvnnt girl In America to help the cause of Ireland they should reflect that not on:j do they fall to make a good Joke, not only do they exhibit a horribly bad taste, but they spread hatred of Kngland through the thousands and thousands of people, ''or It Is the loyalty of the poorest of these Irish Americans, the sacrifices perpet ually made by the humblest of them, which should move u to see, as It ha. certainly moved the American pople to see, that the cause of 'rlsh liberty Is noble and untying. With all m heart ! would beg fnlon ists In Hngland to letlect conscientiously upon this very significant state of affairs In America A non-Catholic. Ilible ued to be read In tho public school of Aiticilca down tn thn year IKSs A Catholic agitation against this ' lbl reading was b-gun In 18S5, and In 18S8 the- custom was flnallv abolished. Kroni that dat to this there ha beon no religious liittruetlon of any kind in the putiuu sclioola of America. Hlgotry and Intolerance won that vic tory The I'athollc Church, In Its foilv, destroyed religious teaching In the school of the country. Catholic themselves are now looking- b-ick on that agitation with religious repentance and political resrft. The result of this abolition Is thnt Cath ollcn and i:on. Catholic, who believe ,n the Importance- of religion Instruction, and who e. the pagan effect of purelv -ecular Instruction, do not -end their chil dren to the public hohofil Thee school, for whl.'h Christians are heavily taxed, are. In the possession df th Hebrews. If nothing- Is done to alter the exl-tlng stat' of things m-rlcnn them ,sele iiure me that In flvi-.uiil-twenty yeats America will be a pagan country. Hut a tight I to be made to nvert this disaster nt the constltutlpnal convention to he held next month. "What we have to do." mv Irlth friend 'old me, "Catholic and tioii-dthollcs alike. I to appeal for srhools representing Catholic nnd nnn-Cetholle teaching In sle.iil of tlm various churches lighting against eauh other thev must fight to gether, helping on another to get the schools they demand only In this way can we. sae civilization." This Is how the Irishman, breathing the free nlr of America, and In America rising to position of extraordinary power and lesponslbillty, views the foundational question of lellglon: while Hnglnnd allows herodf to be dragged at the hels of the frothing fanatic who has actually dared to raise the unholy battle cty of "Rather the Kaiser than the I'ope." Let the I'uIonlRt party heslta'e before It seeks to revive this hideous, utterly Irrational und most unchrlstlanllke spirit at the very heart of the IJritlsh Kmplre. The sower of hate Is the reaper of death. "COUNTESS" NAMED IN DIVORCE. Arehlteol, Snt.il for Divorce, .Siiys I'rlriiilshlii Wns Purely Plutonic. A woman known as tho "Countes Leon tine" wna named as corespondent yesterday In a suit brought by Mr. Fsther Dosertl for a divorce from Alexander Deeertl, an architect at 114 I-.'.ist Twenty-eighth street. In asking Justice Davis for alimony Mis. Desertl said she was happy for some months after her marriage. In 1909, but then her husband grew cold to her and she set out to find thn cause. She nald she learned thnt he was devoting his at tentions to a Mrs, Radstone, also called the "Counte. Leontlne," for whom he maintained nn eluboiate apartment. Mrs. Dfwertl nllegod that her huband bought the "Countess" Jewels and gown, hut that she npiiurrutlv wns not satisfied because Desertl camo home once with hla t face scratched nnd unld tho "Counte" did It because she wanted a better apart-1 nient, Desertl told the court that hi friend-' ship with the defendant was purely Pla tonic. "And she has been a source of great relief to me In the darkest hours of Injury and chastisement muted out to me through the Jealous, unsympathetic, unforgiving, selfish and greedy disposition ' of nty wife," he iuldd. The court ordered Desertl to pay his wlfo 110 a week. MUSEUM OF FRENCH ART. j Mine, (lurrln Will lie First Lecturer . . In Costume. The first lecturo to be given under the auspices of'lho Museum of Fronch Art will i held a' Rumford Hall next Sunday evening. Mine. L Uuerln, officer of the neademy hp' or pu,blo Instruction, will ' lecturo on "Le S.iloti de Mine, de Ram boulllHt t la Cour d Louis XIV." Sho will wear a roituine of the period, which will In.- r. dfes nf .Hno. do La Valllore. At the mutual concert of the society l.oralno Wynan. l-Jm:i:o do iio.'jsxii and tlm Flonialov Quartet will appear. Mine. J A. Rleffel will be tho lecturer for the mouth of December, alio will speak on "Alsace, lt History and Its Traditions." BOYS UPSET IN NEW CANOE. Three Near llrimnlnu After Speiid liiK $l.r0 fur (lout, j A canoe which three thlrleon-year-old ' boys bought yesterday for $1,50 for Sat urday afternoon Joy rides pn tho Hudson I came near canting tho death of nil of them only nn hour after the purchase had been mnde. i Horgt. Kennlson, at Riverside Drive nnil IRaih .l.u.l i.i ..ii.. -, ... ...... ..,.. .fcJn oiiiiu ,n mem floundering In the water hosidn their up turited canoe. Ho hurried to get a boat to row to them, but rescuers In a motor boat reached tint boys first. The boys' names were John Morrlsey. Harry Oleson nnd WJlllam Stevenson. WAR RELIEF WORK IS GROWING WIDER President Wilson Is Uracil to Hceomo Head of National Cam paign to Italso Funds. SHAW PLAY TO HE GIVEN A new play by Uernnrd Bhaw to bo produced In aid of war relief funds u nn appeal to l'resldent Wilton to become the head of n national charity campaign, and the announcement of "Ilelglan Ilellef Days" for American colleges were fea tures In yesterday' reports of what la being done, In this country to lessen the surferllig of victims of the European war. It wna also learned that II, C Krlck of I'lttsburg gavo (10,000 to tho Uelglan relief fund, Paul Hydow, a Kuropean manager, will begin n short theatrical ccason In New I York In aid of the American Women's War ltellof l'lind, beginning Wednesday, December D, with Uernard Hhaw's his- ' torical satire "(treat Catherine." Miss llurtrudn Kingston will play the lltlo role, which was specially written for her In i lie llrst production In 1ondon at the ' 1-.. ill. ri. ...uiic.iiin iiickiiv, These theatrical presentations wilt be hacked by the committee of the American War Hollef Kund, headed by Idy Paget, the Duchess of Marlborough, Lady Ran dolph Churchill, Lady Iwthcr, Mrs, liar court und Mrs. .lohn Astor, all of whom luve labored enthusiastically for the Sur gical Hospital at Puynton, Devonshire. Appeal In I'rcldrlll. In a personal Interview with President Wilson it. I). I.amblc of 20 North Moun tain avenue, Montclnlr, N. J, who returned home from Washington yesterday, outlined a plan whereby It was thought the Presi dent might build up and makn more com prehensive the present error' to collect funds for the American Hed Cross. "1 told tho President," said Mr. Lam hie, "that he might appoint n man or wumnn In every town In the United States to collect money for the American Itcd Cross. I felt that with tin President behind the movement the response would be like an oversubscription to a bond ismii, I got no Indication, however, that the President would put my plan Into operation." Dean Joseph Krench Johnson of the School of Commerce, New York Univer sity, has Issued a proclamation tn the students of Ids school, naming November 21 and 20 as "Ilelglan relief days," when n Thanksgiving offering of cloth ing and money will be asked for the needy Ilclglans. This effort Is In answer to nn appeal for help sent out by A. 11 Sh'pley, master of Christ's College, Cam bridge, to all American and Canadian universities. Contribution amounting to J2.S82.30 were received yesterday by Jacob II, Schlff for the American Hed Cross. The Columbia County Chapter of the Hed Cross ycst'rday gavo $1,472.26 ; Lyman 11. Coff, J1.00U: the Independent Fund, mS.JK. The P.ed Cio.is total to date Is 34l,!41.C:i. Ilrlalnn Ilellef Fuiiil, The grand total of the Ilelglan Relief Pund Is mounting to the half million mark. Yesterday It reached 4G,422.29. The day's contributions amounted to ti.;'2.l2, of which sum l,l8.vG was the fourth contribution of the Providence .ui. nm!, 11,000 fiom XIrs. William V. Has nod iSUO.SO from the citizens of (lotdsboro, N, C, Contributions to tho fund for the Amer it in Ambulance Hospital in Paris, being ' i.t through J. P. .Morgan & Co., 2.1 Wall tr.et, jmtir.lay totalled 11,065, bringing 'he total of t hit fund to H3,S17.6S, The citizens of Utlca, N. Y., gave 41,000. Tho Ficnch nllef fund has reached J30.0HO r.l, of which $2,335 was received yesteid.i). Money foi tills fund for th rrllif of the women and children of I'ruiicf should be sent to Mrs. Whitney Wairen. 10 Hast Forty-seventh street.. The War Children' Chilstmas Fund, with headquarter at 35 Kast Thirty-ninth street, yesterday reported through Its chairman. Mis. John Hays Hammond, that cash contributions now amount to $5,233 , the clothing and gifts to the value of $12,000. At Lew Flelds's Theatre tho women member. of the company hnvn Installed a sewing machrno In the wings and they MIGNONETTE The Perfect Small Grand Where others failed and have admitted their inability to build a small, yet perfect, ftrand piano, the makers of the Knahc have long been noted for the perfection attained in their Knabe Mignonette. This dainty instrument, but 5 feet 2 inches in length, retains all the character istic tone qualities which have made tho Knabc Grand world famous. In case desiftn It is of the simple, classic lines that are de manded in the decoration of the modern home. The sensitive musical ear will readily recognize the distinctive quality of the Knabc Mlgnonettelts exceptional , tonal beauty and sympathetic response nre unfail ing in appeal to the music lover of discrimi nating taste. S700 in Mahogany Liberal terms of payment may bo nrranHcd Old pianos taken In cxcltuntit!. KAISER TO SELL CORFU VILLA BEFORE THE GREEKS SEIZE IT ... Kaiser's Castle of Achilleion, at Paris, Nov. 14. The Kntser la seeking a purchaser for his marble villa of Achil leion, In Corfu, according to a despatch from Geneva. It Is reported that the Km peror has decided to sell the villa because of tho uncertnln attitude of Greece and the tear that the palace will be confiscated If (Irecco Joins the Allies. Tho palace was built In 1890 and 1891 for the Kmprrss Elizabeth of Austria. It originally cost about $5,000,000. Improve ments requiring large outtnys have been made sino. When the villa was placed on the mar ket In 1007 a syndicate of German and take their turns at making flannel peltl . coats for children. Yesterday $690.30 wa 1 received. Julia Arthur Acts. j After fourteen years retirement from , tho stage Miss Julia Arthur In a Ronton ! benefit acted for the war sufferers. One half of the sum (revived from the per foriuancn, $ 2.2s 6, was received by William Paversham yesterday for the Kuropean actors' war idler fund. Tho other half has gone to the American Ambulance Hospital In Paris. Miss Arthur will come to New York In December to play with Mr. raversham In the same cause. .rrniKemeius nave ueen mane ny tne Stage Society for n special performance nf "Tho Second Mrs. Tnnqueray" at the Park Theatre on Sunday night, Decem ber , for the benellt of the families of nctors, both In Kngland nnd America, made, destitute by the war The Stage Society's commlttto Includes Mrs. Norman IUpgood, Mrs. John Astor, Mrs. Norman Whltchouae, Mrs. Charles Dana Gibs, n, Mrs. J, Ilurden Ilnrrlman, T W. Lamont, Arthur Huntington and George C. Tyler. An exhibition of pictures and sculpture for the Painters Fund Society will be opened early In December at the studio of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney In Mncdonald alley. This exhibition Is being arranged by Mrs. Whitney's representative find members of the Rnlnters Fund Society and Mrs. James 1). Kustls of this city Mrs. August W, Clarke of 3IC West Klghty-aecond street will give an after noon tea und entertainment at her homo on Thursduy. November 18. for the benefit of the Ilelglan refugees. WAR KNITTING IN PRISON. Miss Dnvl Atirnrs I'lnn to llnte Convicted Women .A lit In Itellrf. After MIj Katharine 11. Davis had fin ished her lecturo nt tho Hudson Theatre yeterday morning under the auspices of the League for Political Kducatlon Mrs. Hrnrrft Flagg suggested that Mis Davis havo women prisoners In the city penal Institutions knit scarfs nnd mufflers for tho bent-fit of soldiers and others In the warring countries. Miss Davis thought It would be a good plan. A committed will be appointed tu teach the prisoners how to knit. The wool needed will be obtained by asking for contributions. Mrs. Flagg col lected $160 from the women present. Miss Dnvls In her lecturo defended the W II l ii- ind lb Weit tii St.. N pur Vnrk Corfu, which he desires to sell. Swiss hotel men wished to buy It, but were outbid by the Kaiser. It Is reported a Swiss syndlcato now has an option on the property at a low figure. The villa of Achilleion Is In the Italian renaissance style. A peristyle adjoins the rear of the building, below which ure three ! terraces decorated with statues, one of , which Is Hcrter's "Dying Achilles." The park, which descends to the sea by ter- races, contains a small temple In which, is a marble statue of Iltlno by Hnsselrlls. Itafaelo Carito, an Italian architect, dc- signed the palace. management of tho Hedford Reformatory for wayward girls and said that the mem - her of the State Hoard nf t'r n. whn - -- r," ".iiiiii mi jrtsuu P4iicu u iiiiiu uumro noun. iiivt-nuKiiieu win inniiiuiiou nan spent nn hour on the grounds and that his roDort was unfair. PRINCESSE YARN GOES. Mntertnl for Warm Clotlilnic shipped nn the Iloclinintirnii, The woollen yarn purchased through ,Tiii Set for the Prlncesse de I'olx fund his benefit for K"1 nfel' aboard tho French Line steam i ship Rochambeau, which sailed from New xorK snortiy nrier noon yesterday. The yarn wu packed In three largo shipping cases made up of over evcnty smaller enset. or packages, purchased from department store here, nn an nounced In yesterday's Sun The dny contributions to tho fund, which still continues. Included five pound of yarn from Miss M. M. Mourrallln of 74 West Twolfth street, New York. A pack ngo was also received from Mrs. K. I Dana of Parkman, Wyo. ROCKEFELLER SHIP LOADS AKnniriiiiion to Unit Nov. :r with s300,0() Cnritn. Tho Agamemnon, the second relief ship of tho Rockefeller Foundation, was being loaded jesterdny with food, clothing and miviicai supplies irom me liusti Terminal. ! Tbe sumdles will be sent to llrlrlom Th. ' - . . ,, I .tK.iiio'iiiouii in .cneuuicu 10 sail on MO- vcmber with a $200,000 cargo Thn Mallory Line steamship .Neches. which was recently chartered by tho iiocneien.T I'OUiiunuon, is expected to I leave about the eiame time, 1 o Furniture of Old France in the Chamber of to-day NJICETY of perception and " ! will give to the Sleeping Chamber r of to-day that air of aristocratic Vtf1 II distinction, which is part and par- ,s((mM Ci "tin ! ecl of the faded splendors of those SMSfW& "L, French Chateaux whose adorn- lSfiOT WlW jnent was undertaken in the days Tpl I 1 1 ! l J!lf ,! when Marie Antoinette was MSSmWS ' " SANTA SHIP SAILS LADEN WITH GIFTS (Hunt Collier Jason Off With Christinas Cheer for tho War Zone. TO II RING FAIR EXHIBITS A ship left this port yesterday which carried tons of women's chMhes and chil dren's clothes and all sorts of useful and pretty things which must be In Germany by December 23, and yet this particular ship could walk right up to the nrltlsh cruiser Suffolk, or any otner llrltlsh man-of-war, and not be In the slightest danger of distention or enpturo. Why, do you ask? Ilocnuso she carries alj similar necessary things which a.ro going to Kng- land, to France, to Helglum. to Austria, to Servla and to Montenegro. She Is a Christmas ship, the flagship of the Jolly old sea dog, Commodore S. Claus, ana ner cargo Is 10U carloads of Christmas presents conti United by the children of tha United Slnts for children and mothers In the countries devastated by war. The enternrlm) was Inaugurated by the Chicago Herald and associated news papers nnd was taken up aympathetlcally and energetical!) pretty much all over the country. The Wnr Department as signed the collier Jason to carry the gifts to Kurope, and tho Navy Department designated Lleutennnt-Commander C. K. Courtney to look after the diplomatic problem that will be found on the other aide. Irving T. Ilufh donated a pier of the Hush Terminal, the dock used by Norton, Lilly & Co., and the railroads transported free of charge packages collected in all Purtn of the United Sta,tc-s. Major F. H. ' i-awiou, u. n. a., ijuariermasier s ue ! partment, supervised the Immcnsa under taking of sorting and tucking tire gifts and was assisted by Mrs. Leonard Wood, tho wife of the commander of the ' I.llfirl nilll? nf lh Pjial nml a i.nmn.tiu of olllcers' wlven from Governors Island, : The work was finished yesterday morning I i t .. ii.... .. The first stop will be at Falmouth. Kngland, on November 26, where tho gifts for the Ungllsh and Relglans will be un loaded. Then she will go to Marseilles on December 5 "to leave the presents for the French. On December 10 she will nr rlve at Genoa, where the presents for the Germans and Austrlans will be left, and on December 16 she will reach Salonlca with the presents for the Servians and Montenegrins. The presents for Russia will be sent on the Russia-American liner Korsk, which leaves here next Wednes day. (leorgo McAneny, President of the Hoard of Aldermen, and the Mayor's sec retary, Theodore Rousseau, acting for Mr. Mltchel, vlslled the ship Just bafore she sailed yesterday, wished her ofllcers and crew a pleasant Journey and thanked Jmies Keeley, publisher of the Chicago tlrratd, und others who had started the ChrlstmaH enterprise. Slost of the enrgo Is made up of cloth ing for women and children, but there nro several carloads of toys which may make Christmas more nearly what I: ought to be to many thousand children In war distressed countries. Whllo the JaKOn cro-ms (he seas the first Santa Clans hlp on record eho will roturn a modern treasure ship. Instead of war reminders she, will bring back ex hibits for the Panama-Paeltic Interna tional Kxiiosltlon, showing what the Old World his achieved In art ami In dustry In time of peace. The JiuMin w-lli unload her last tinted , of Chriftma. goods at Htlonlca about De.- cember 18, n. u,.,. . Tho Itinerary transmitted by Department tn Lieutenant- ""Hf I'riuiMiitlll Ml lj! CommnniliT Cnlirtn-i- .), .lll j .lop, at ports -t which exhibits will be, embarked as follows: Salonlca. from Greece. Itnlgarla, Servla md Monte- negro: Plneus. from Ottoman Kmni,.. I (iM"i, from (iernuuiy, Austria and Italy; tasteful care in its furnishings " 1 Marsnlllea, from France and SwHzerla , Falmouth, front Holland, HeJgliim, ,Nr. way, Swedin. Denmark, England, v 0., Irtiland, Scotland and Rttisla. The nusslan exhibits of fins leathers, nheet Iron;, liqueurs, laceo and em. broideries will be assembled at Falmouth from Archangel. Under nrrungememtfl concluded by Coo mlssloner-Oeneral Thomiui II. Xloore of tht sxiposltlon with ths Plate Depart ment, exposition exhibits will be brought from art and industrial centros In Ku.-o-poan countries to tho nearest conveniiMit iteaport. No exhibit will b? commbAut and none will bo delayed, even In nn In through dlstrlotM under military pi. trol. The priceless pointings from ih Old World rsllerlc and Industrial x hlblts of great value could not bo taken outfrfde the warring nations except und' r tho guarantee and protection of a IV.tS States warship. The Government's courteay now en ahlea nuropo to partlcljuilc In tho Infr xtwMiltlon on tho schedule ih-bH I nally planned. Whether the war end or contlnuee) tho neutral uniteu mates ii.iv. ernmervt has diplomatically solved ths problem of aslisting Ruropean countries to UUplay tho boat all have accomplished In art, Industry, manufacturing and edu cation at the Han f-rancico -xpoaiiion I Tha J aeon allied a day late boi-aus I Lieutenant-Commander C. K. Courtney thought Friday tho 13th nn unfavjrahlii tay to casi on. Commander Courtney" itinerary' plarj taking the Jam through the Panam Oartit on her return ami the unloadlns of the Old World's exhibits at the ex position grounds about February 1, which 1s throe weeks before tha exposition open SENDS "GODSPEED." Daniels's Illesslnir flora With .Insns on Her Christmas Krrntnl. WahiiInotom, Nov 14. Secretar ,f the Navy Daniels sent to-day ti John. Callan O'Laughlln, In charge of the Chris;, mas ship Jason, which sailed from New York to-day with a cargo of food, cloth'ng nnd toys for tho destitute In Kurope. tbe following meosago: "My hope nnd prayer Is that the Jhs.i may have clear skies and fair wlr.di on her auspicious voyage to Kurope, laden as never ship was before, with a pteeioui Christmas cargo, prompted by the gener. Mlty and hallowed by the sympathy nf American childhood. Tiny Tlm has his counterpart In thousands of orphans! little ones In tho Old World to-day, crip pled by ruthless war. not actually but In present happiness nnd future oppor tunity. God bless them every one and may the Christmas spirit which actuati American children to send these gifts help to hasten the day when 'Peace on llarth. Good Will to Men' shnll be a blessed reality and when nations nhull go to war no more," DIVIDEND TAX HULINO MADE. Must lie Aernanteil For Wlirn lie rlnrrd, Kim If Nut I'nld. Washington, Nov. 14. The Commis sioner of Internal Revenue made public a decision to-night holding that dividends nre taxable as Income when they nre de clared by a corporation, no matter whether they are paid out Immediately or not. This was the decision: "Dividends from the net earnings or established surplus created from the net earnings of any corporation. Joint stock company or association and Insurance company are vested In the stockholder on the date on which such dividends ar declared, whether distributed or not and regardless of the time when the surplus or undivided profits from which such dividends are declared were earned and entered on the books of the corporation as such. Dividends so declared should b accounted for In full In the returns of Income of Individuals for the year n which they became due and are payable wnenever tue amount of Income Is suf ficient to require the Inclusion of divi dends." Ctty Kmployrm Get KIrIii Hour Hay. ST. LoiTIS, Mo.. NOV. 14. All the rltv employees have been placed on the union scale of an eight hour day. It Ii believed that St. Louis Is the first municipality to adopt this course.