iTO OFFER EGYPT
HOME RULE IN
1 MILNER PLAN
Mission About to .Itcturn
! From Cairo With Scheme
' for Autonomy.
BRITAIN TO KEEP CANAL
Expect Thus to Offset Xntion
i alisl Asritation in Favor
Bprtial ruble Dopntch to Tin 8c aD Nsw
Yomc HeiiO.ii. CopyrioM. 120, b'j Tur. Scs
inp Niw YnK llHAtn.
1 Cairo, March J 3. With the near ap
t..i, i.or,i Miinor'M mlRslon leav-
JJiVl&V,4 mwi" ........
inff for London, after gathering a
moss of evidence regarding Egypt's
Government, her wishes and needs, f
tho correspondent of Tub Hvs and.
New York Herald was furnished with
an authoritative outline of tho new
Egyptian Homo Rule measure which
Lord Milncr is expected to urge I'ar
llamont to enact.
Lord Milner, It waR said, will recom
mend that the protectorate over Egypt
ho abolished and that she be accorded
a full measure of autonomy, with cer
tain ministries, such as education,
Agriculture and the interior, to be
handled entirely by Egyptians, while
England will retain control of finances
.V,, o,,, rnml Alan tho Ttrltisll
and the Suez Canal. Also tne uriusn
will maintain a naval baso at Alex-
andria and keep territorial forces in
One of the first moves which he will
recommend will lie a sweeping reduction
In the number of British ollicials and
their replacement by Egyptians. It is
believed that this moyoj wpuld have ,U
more quieting efftct on the Nationalist
than would anything In the entire self-
government scheme as It has been
ernmcnt, with Egyptians holding the
of the people and silence the agitators In
so far as their chief argument Is con-
o.iin in tirri Mi'nor'!
according to iirn JH-ners
Egypt would become actually
inuirpeiiurin im iuui n-inmion
.nn oncer !i nrotectorate
with a British guarantee of her in -
flee Dniicer of Ilolahe Ism.
Although the future of Egypt stems
encouraging, the present lt fraught with
danger, and the Interim between now
and eventual Egyptian self-government
might even see Bolshevism unless stern
measures of a temporary nature are
taken. Fear Is expressed here that the
new nodal movement now afoot In Egypt
is transcending the Nationalist agitation
ngalnst England. It Is quite certain
that where only Englishmen formerly
wero termed the enemies of Egyrt. now
all Europeans, or whites, are looked nn
ss opp-(ssors. Indeed, this Nationalist
movement Is becoming Internationalist
along llii!-slan lines, with practically
every phase of dally life giving impetus
to the revolutionaries.
One of the chief of tliese factors Is
the shameless profiteering on a scale
never dreamed of In America or Europe.
Food and clothing, while cheaper than
In England, .ire out of the reach of the
poor. The gravest scandal In connec
tion with this orgy of profit taking Is
In the realty and housing business,
where wealthy landlords constantly ex
change property, with an Increase of
, from SO per cent, to 100 per cent. In
rents In every such transfer. It Is a
game of freezeoiit In "so" far as the
poor aro concerned, only foreign offi
cials and a few Egyptians being able to
keep pace with the pro'itr-eis.
Meanwhile, too. repoita by British in
spectors returning here from I'pper
Egypt show that food conditions there
are most critical and that thoui'-ands of
Egyptians In that region aie on the
verge of starvation. In this connection
It Is apparent that Egypt's political
troubles, which. It was hoped, Lord
Jlllner's proposed reforms would alle
viate, may bo overshadowocj hy tv.
grave economic conditions now uhtuiri
Snii, hiki they in turn mu fun
Nationalist fury and disaster ensue.
Menace of Fnmlne Ahvnil.
In I'pper Egypt, with corn and other
foods of prime necessity now obtainable
In Assuan, on the north end of the First
Cataract, and, In Luxor, on a portion of
ttio site of ancient Thebes, onlv with
the greatest diifirulty. ;t is believed
1 I that famine will sweep the Interior of
" HIIUUH- OI 11CXI IllOnill
unless the most active relief measures-
are set In motion immediately. Syria
Is the nearest source of grain, but It Is
doubtful If much relief can be ohtnined
there. Therefore It la insisted that It
Is plainly Incumbent on the British Gov
ernment to devljo relief measures for
these people or else the combined polit
ical and economic menace may wreck
any home rule reform before It can be
It Is held that landowners are mainly
responsible for this food crisis The
soaring prices of cotton has sent them
Into a money making frenzy, nnd to-dny
every man who owns land Is putting It In
the white staple. Fields formerly given
to wheat nnd other grains were ploughed
up when the crops were ripening, the
grains lost and the land planted In cot
. ton. The bad effect of this Is now being
felt, and conditions will grow worse as
grain harvest tlmo approaches and
passes without yielding food crops.
Whllo the cotton acreage Is estlmatod
to be fully 23 per cent, greater than It
was before tho war, the Egyptian p?ople
cannot cut cotton. Practically no grain
Is being grown.
Meanwhile Nationalist agitators ara
trying to persuade the Egyptian peasants dnty. In 1913 130 ncres were planted
that the British aro responsible for their ' with seed from Virginia as an experl
pllght. Even a superficial observer can , nient, nnd the resulting leaf was quite
seo that southern Europe's unrest has n satisfactory. At present more tobacco
fertile field here, where the people are
famous In history for their turbulent
spirit. To-day they havo n real economic
nnd an Imagined political grievance.
This may react with grave consequences
unless Lord Mllncr's Ideas nre put Into
effect quickly and real relief from
starvation conditions Is obtained.
GARBAGE MEN GETTING HICH.
Those In Ilrrllii Kuril .11 ore 'I' linn
Berlin. March 13Garbnge collectors
of Berlin nre now earning more
than many university professors and
n-uch more than minor oflbiul In tne
Foreign Office nnd the other Ministries.
ii tnu nun u wagon ana iwo jiors- ne
makes 0.906 marks a year plus his tip-,
which amount to as much more. He
has becon a tyrant, and will remove
"J"" . "ioaB no rennca less.
The Berlin papers sneak of him as
, J'narhjxrn LnrdL." ' iim-ibh
CHANGE IN COINAGE
Gold, Silver, Nickel and ,Cop
Ottawa, Ont, March IS, A resolution
Introduced by the Minister of Finance,
Sir Henry Drayton, providing that Cold
coinage shall be nine-tenths flno, one
tinth alloy; sliver, elght-tentha fine, two
alloy, and declaring that colnn pre
viously made and now in circulation
shall continue to be current legal tender,
had u second reading: la the House.
The Minister made the statement that
when the original proportions of coins
were made Canada had a profit of "7
per cent, out of silver coins, whereas
with silver at 11.35 an ounce there Is a
net loss of 4.7 per ounce. It Is also
proposed to make some changes In coins
In general use. The present Canadian
copper one cent piece, which' Is exactly
ono Inch In diameter, will bo reduced
In future colnaee to the site of the
American cent. It Is also proposed to
discontinue the sliver five cent piece and
Introduce nickel coins of five cent value
of pure nickel, smaller than the Ameri
can nickel five cent piece, which Is 73
per cent, copper.
During the war the Royal Mint In Ot
tawa Increased its output to SO.000.000
r"'"T,, . V,:,. .-T " e,i. iwM
i JlilUtllWlb llltmi fcUiU HUalt i'wuhi nin
j as well as from London,
D. S. AID TO EUROPE
IS DEEMED VITAL
Continued from First Pape.
drawbacks, and the tack of the confer
ence would be to decide which means of
performing this great duty carried with
It the minimum of disadvantage.
"Every national benefit would result
from tlie recstnbllshment of Interna
tional trade. Therefore each nation
should give what help It can. Curiously
. enouajn. .nr. v.mno nwira -icuum .
j conUnuance of thf exchange bnrrer
j against the importation by Europe of
commodities from the United States
that America cannot continue to extend
credit on a mifflcient scale to cover the
preSrtlt gw0en trade balance against
i Europe we paying cash in the shape
of goId !lnJ sllver t0 Soulh America and
the Far j;n8L JIb Rayfl thgt the const,
. qucce 0f the maintenance by Europe of
I ,, bannce 0( traac w (orce ti,e
i-n(te StateP to do business only with
thnw countries which are able to pa
Would Precipitate Crisis.
I ';?' an altitude on the part of the
:"' ?.tB,! wuM. almo't cT,pM
uruaui iu hiiuiil a nniiii.ii pin.
for our war sacrifices have been k great I
"lal um ",c I
1 - -- - , Tn"
(cash basis would result in full of
j ... I
, iiru'es so heavv as in nrexinitate a crisis .
I In the coutitrlM able to nay cash In- j
M'lUOtnK l"i I'uuiurj aim lot- umtn ,
, states. .Moreover, the fact would be
that coincident with the overstocked
markets and low prices here and in
America theie would be starvation In
"The United States now has far too
'big a stake In the prosperity of Europe
j to withdraw easily. Her business men
i know this and realize that If th choice
' lies between some further Inflation or
j European collapse, the former would be
the Infinitely preferable alternative. A
( country like the 1'nlted States can
largely withdraw within Itself, but the
process would be a painful and danger-
ous one: complicated at tne present time
by (he topheavy production position
which she occupies.
"On the ground of humanity, self
interest end prudence It Is apparent
that the Cnlted States has much to gain
by furthe- assistance in the reconstruc
tion of Europe. On the other hand. It
Is evident that no good can' result fiom
assisting countries which are not en
deavoring by every means In their power
te Institute and carry Into effect Inter
'Too much 1 1 edit already has been
created, and further additions to It
should bo made when there is a leason
nble chance of permanent benefit re
sulting. "If the nations of the world will co
operate heartily in the reconstruction
nf Europe, then there is every possibil
ity of a happy solution, but If Europe
will not try to help herself, or If those
nations capable of rendering assistance
withhold it, then the outlook Is dark
BRITONS MAY START
n D-.Mrr, TnD ArTTi
Rise in Price Arouses Interest
in Neglected Industry.
Spfial Ct-rresponitftice to Ts Sc. an Naw
London. .March 3. The Increase of the
1 prl'-'e of plp- tobacco to an average of
rents per ounce has caused a levlval .
.,.., r,A.lhlll( f a Ill-It.
Ish tobnco crop.
Though It will nec be possible, to
grow sufficient tobacco in th? United
Kingdom to make the ltrltisher inde
pendent of the Virginia grower, records
of tobacco growing In the British Isles
prove that at one tlmo England cultl
aled the "weed" to a considerable ex
tent. It Is recorded that the County Hang
man of Gloucester complained that "men
wero so busy planting tobacco they had
neither time nor the Inclination to steal
Tobacco was a promising crop at the
close of the sixteenth century, and In the
seventeenth the Industry oppears to have
spread all over the kingdom.
The cultivation was much neglected
during the reign of Queen Victoria owing
to the attitude of the cxclso authorities,
who charged the grower for the poor
grade nf leaf then produced an equiva
lent amount to that charged for the
finest Virginia or Turkish leaf.
Tho Lloyd George Finance Act of 1910
swept away a number of restrictions and
gave u rebate of four conts per pound in
1 la produced In Ireland than In Britain,
but most of this la harsh In flavor.
WILL OF FIVE WORDS
Girl's Picture Is Identified
and She Gets Estate.
LoNPOJf, March 3. What Is believed
tn he the shnrtest will on record In Orent
Britain. If not in tho world. Is that of
""u T?Kn; Klr'1Ie' n ?rlt ,h,.,n,1-
f'e7?lho to" wSm JT'ih- tr.a
S'u W"11, a"d
Bum li i". nit tu nli
Probate of tho will was granted to
mi.. i n i .
p, SaHsbuVy Philn Affidavits' b y
members of Lieut Kliklex's family were
required by the Court tt Identify Miss
KyrKc as the subject or the nhotoirnnh.
The nrooertv whlrh 1i rMeiv im4
IVirl'l CI I -j . .w
THE SUN AND NEW YORK HERALD, SUNDAY. MARCH
LIVING COST IN
GERMANY IS UP
300 PER CENT.
That Represents Advance in
Since May, 1914.
ACCOUNTS OF A FAMILY
He'cord Shows Consumption of
Certain Foods Decreased
3foio Than Two-fifths.
Special Corrapondnct to Tjik Sex iMr Kiw
Beaux, March 3. What the war has
done for (Jermany In the way of ad-
l" C0Bl " ""'cies 01 prime
j necessity lias been demonstrated here by
'a man who before the war was known
J Internationally as a pacifist and Anglo
;Ph!!e. Representing ono of the best
! classes In Germany, a thinker and stu
dent, this Clerman Iceeps an exact ac
count of hit household expenses, and
they may be taken as a fair Illustration
of what It costs a German family to
His accounts Bhow that while tlulr
consumption has decreased more than
to per cent.- In certnln necessary foods
general household expenses have ad
vanced moro than 200 per cent, sine
May. 1914. Before the war an allowance
of 200 marks a month was sufficient to
feed this family of three and pay the
wages of the maid, who constituted the
third person in the household, and there
was left a credit balanco of thirteen
marhs and thirty pfennigs. By May,
1919. however. It hail become necessary
to Increase this monthly allowance to
600 marks, and then It fell just short of
meeting the expenses, even with most
materially reduced consumption.
Leares Prom Account.
Following ore leaves from this Ger
man's household account book:
EXPENDITURE. MAY. 10H.
Atuvit 20-IU. of meat and poultry... jji
4 lti. of flah 2
Atnt 2S H. of ham. nutate.
nmo'iHl tl'h. tinned uieiti ncil fl.li
mi " MTlirhattf'l 1fi
n Ihs.. of lmlter nl fit 11
.' lt. ot Dunntitde ao t Jam !
F'resd. cukea uttd bleolt 13
Mill dUllr 1'i litre at 24 pfennln
a lltrel !l
Jifjurt and re jm
D -s at 7 i.femli: ea li
VntntMi nd r.uti. .
Fnilt .... 10
. Ih. of .... I
DWo7f,'i.:: ...................... i
I lour. rlee. aurir. estmeil, kail. c
II ut-e ,,f l,er
Siri and tiemlou find for maid
Household utemllf. repilti, replfn
EXPENDITURES. M vV. 1C1!.
12 l,ni-e (totnl vrcltt .". lli).. .. 10
l'.'4i"i mainj iobo.it 4U lta.i tlund
mt.it nrd sa'uacf
'I Iba. of Inniorlerl fat bacon 13
till) CTfim (about 2 MO Iba I butter.
tnantnrinf ard lard 1"
3 IIih. of jam 3
Tinned flh acd hfrrlmr (about 1 lb.
rer had per month, tut nuaiitll'
r.i Ilia, of potato u
.Suaar (IV, Iba. per heal per inonthi.
barler. ircati. raacreronl. aoun dU
and dried etable (about 2 IU.
n-r hjad per rr.osthl
4i lbs. of forelm flour '
No3 rationed Ooodi.
Hakim powilar. 4c
VeseUhln . .
Dried tmlli and rhubarb... ... .
:n m Tatlonliiie eaad li liafl..
WainliiK and avap
S lllrea of br
Oaa for .iMpt,
Coal for fwilnt .
Sk and nenilon fund for mild...
Varloua "mall rrotilrenieata. . . . .
Poetaae and Illicit fowl panel....
OirTAI.NED FP.OM ILLICIT DE.U.KItS.
ll. V. IXII'i '-
2 lb. of aanaaie
2 Iba. or eoeepo
r, Iba. of flour
il lt. of muar
Orrntn. oatmeal, aemollm and drlfd
lied- and beB.
I bottled of atrrillaedmlU
I t tin of condcaled mlli
In pre-war days this nousenoia con-
med very little meat, if Judged by
Uhe Oerman standard. M'lk, eggs, fruit
CREPE CHIFFON, 40 inches wide;
In a large variety of evening and street colors; excellent quality; ' yard
WHITE BROADCLOTH SILK,
32 inches wide; superior quality and weight; exceptional value;..
BLACK SATIN CHARMEUSE
40 inches wide; fine quality; closely woven face and good weight;.
tnd vgUbIe -wero lit principle food.
In tho comparison of the two monthi
under review the most striking contraita
are the following which rtosr what
three persona consumed :
af 1011 lfa. 1010.
aae. ham. Ac.. 45 for 42
80 IS for 120 03
other fata 0 for 11 M
gti. . Jrt for 10 HO
4 for is
Ktii I.'! . ...wfor a so do for
The best iHjUtoee could be bought In
1914 for two marks nd fifty pfennigs
a centener. The ratlonod price was
fifteen marks In May, However,
the quality of these potatoes was so
bad that half of them had to be thrown
away. Before the war sugar was to
bo had at twenty-one pfennigs a pound,
but last year It cost between eight and
ten marks. Flour durlnff the, war rose
from twenty-five pfennigs to batween
four and five marks a pound.
To-day the laundry charge for Ironing
a collar Is one mark and for a ehlrt two
A mark contains 100 pfennigs.
Government's Plan for Forc
ing Levy Is Expected to
Causo a Crisis.
Vienna, March 13. The Austrian
Government expects that Its plan for an
enforced tevy on wealth as prepared for
submission to the National Assembly
will yleM from J.000,000,000 to 13,000,
000,000 crowns. It Is the product of
Flnanoe Minister Reiseh. The Vienna
press has been predicting that It will
ferce to a crista the relations between
radical and conservative elements In the
Parliament and country.
Under tills measure fortunes would
be divided Into two clssees : Those which
existed before the war and those ac
quired during and after hostilities. To
the former an exemption of 15 per cent,
will be given. Fortunes of under 18,000
crowns would be free from taxation.
Beginning at that figure, however, a
gradually Increasing levy Is provided
for, commencing at 5 per cent, and at
taining a maximum of 65 per oent.
On email fortunes an exemption of 1.000
crowns for each member of the family
Is msdc from the total. One-third of the
levy Is payable In cash and the re
mainder In the Interest bearing third
Issue war bonds.
Compulsory contribution of wealth
line beea before tho Government in one
form or another ever since Its formation,
but nothing tangible has resulted. The
capitalistic und bourgeois classes op
poso It by every means In thfllr power.
The financial proposals, together with
the reorganization of the army, are
generally thought to be the crucial teat
of the coalition government. .The latter
Question sgaln brings the two principal
parties Into direct conflict The Social
Democrats advocate a kind of rational
militia or volkswehr, while the con
servatives demand a standing regular
army to bo composed largely of the offi
cers of the old army.
COMMONS READY TO
AID ROYAL CHILDREN
War Changes House Feeling
on Money Grants.
Special Corrtiponience to The Scs 1I.D Nsw
Los-pox. March S. The war l an
swerable for a new feeling among the
members of the House of Commons In
regard to the passing of grants of money
for the support of the royal children.
During the reign of King Edward
votes for the provision of supplies for
the members of the royal family were
.ilwavs opposed and the amounts sug-
-rested were sometimes considerably re-
duced. There Is now a growing belief
I among the members of the House that
! the I-Tlme Minister will shortly Invite
I the House to make suitable provision for
the younger children of the King ana
Queen. The Cabinet Is of the opinion
that the King should no longer be re
quired to maintain his family out of his
private fortune, as Is the case at the
The Prince of Wales Is of course
amply provided for out of the revenues
he received ne Duke of Cornwall, but It
Is understood that he makes a certain
contribution out of this to his sister and
younger brothers. If the reception of
the suggestion of n grant by Parliament
Is any guide to the feeling of members
the vote on the question Is likely to pass
i with little If any opposition,
Extraordinary Sale of Silks
A Comprehensive Assortment
ALL SILK PRINTED GEpRGETTES
This season's designs and colors. Remarkable value for such excellent quality.
and 40 ins. iride
Little Cockneys Go to Aid of
Historical Ravens of Lon
RATIONED LIKE SOLDIERS
Forebears Sitting on Ram
parts Looked On When Queen
Was Executed. '
Sptcitl Corrtiponitnct to Tne Scv aXD Niw
London, March J. The historical
ravens of the Tower of London have
to thank the cockney children for sav
ing them from banishment to the cares
of the Zoological Gardens.
Contrary to the curront public view,
tho ravens were not a charge of the
governor of the Tower, but of the Of
fice of Works, the department which
Is charged with the maintenance of
Government buildings. The same de
partment also Is In charge of the ojd
gun that are parked In the Tower
For years the ravens have used the
old guns as a vantage point from
which to apy out those youngsters who
have come provided with the tlt-blts for
the birds, with the result that the
keeper of the guns has found It necet
tary to use the hose every morning
when cleaning up for the visitors.
Ilecently a new keeper was appointed,
and he complained to the Office of
Works regarding the difficulty of keep
ing the guns and seats nearby clean,
and requested tnat the ravens be con
fined, at the same time pointing out
that the cost of cleaning ran Into a
number of pounds per annum, Ap
parently tho latter suggestion appealed
to the officials, who are at their wits
end to cut expenses In the department.
Therefore they decided to banish the
They failed to reckon with tho children
of London. Immediately the news leaked
out their protests were loud and long
and eventually reached the stony hearts
that contemplated the crime, with the
result that the decision has been re
scinded until further notice.
There have been ravens at the Tower
for untold centuries. It Is recorded
that tho ravens were sitting on the ram
parts and looking on when Queen Anne
Holeyn was executed. At that date
there were three of them, with occa
rlonally a fourth or tlfth as waiting
members, on the strength of the garri
son, and these were enlisted Just like
soldiers and have their attestation
cards. Like eoldlirn too they have their
dally ration of meat Issued to them by a
beef eater every day at 3:30 P. M.
Nnturully the ravens now In the Tower
are not those which saw Queen Anno
Bolejn beheaded, for even ravens nre
mortal, but they live to a great age
and when one dies he or she Is replaced
by some kindly donor. Ravens will not
breed In the Tower: they Wint more
solitude and wild rocky cliffs.
Originally there was n menagerie at
tho Tower ; Hons, leopards, bears and
these very ravens formed part of It.
They were all part ot the King's state,
and It wae only earl In the nineteenth
century that all but the ravens were
moved to Regent s Park and formed
the nucleus of ihe present Zoological
Japanese Pledge 300,000
Yen to Tokio Convention.
By tit AttocMld F'tn.
Tokio. March fi It Is announced that
Haron Eilchl Shlbusawa, president of
the American-Japanese Association, and
other patrons will pledge 300,000 yen
to support the World Sunday School
Assorlatlon convention, which Is to hold
Its 1920 convention In Toklo next Oc
tober. The convention hall will be erected In
the square fronting the central station,
and the use of the station hotel will
be reserved for the delegates. A note
worthy fact Is that the pattons here all
are tolerant non-Chrlstlara. and that
primarily they are Irterested In the pro
motion of friendly International rela
tions. and 6th Aecnues)
HERE'S HOW TO MAKE
$50 GROW INTO $500
But Dream of Quick Wealth
for Touritt h Theory.
London, March 18. Theoretically It
would seem posslblo to turn 50 Into
1500 merely by taking a short trip
through Franco, Swltserland and Italy,
says a Swiss corret-pondent of the Daily
arapMv, He give this formula:
Tako n 10 (B0) banknote, nto
Franco and change It for 420 silver
vne. with these enter Switzerland,
where they will buy J.100 Italian papei
lire; then paai Into Italy ami cash Into
Italian silver. You now have 2,100 Ital
ian ellrer lire. Take these back Into
Switzerland and you have 2,100 Swiss
franca, aa the silver lire are v'
here as equal In value to Swiss francs.
Now buy French paper money, and you
will receive 4,200 French francs. Re
turn fo France, where you buy English
notes, and you get 100 ($600 more or
Practically It Is not so easy, as silver
coin Is rare on the Continent, and there
li the French prohibition to carry moro
than 1,000 francs out or tne counir.
London West End Infested
With Polished, but Un
Special Cablt PtipaMi to Tux Sex and New
Yuk HeRAt-D. CopvrioM. 1K0. bu The Scn
mi Naur Yosx Hssaid.
Lokpon, March 13. A new typo of
blackmailer has developed In fashlon
M Went End. He Is a young man
with Ingratiating ways, well dressed and
manicured, and he is finding It easy to
live In luxury upon tne anecuon nnu
vanity of foolish, but well to do women.
Thla tvne Is new In West End. He was
not known there before the armistice.
Many women have been rorcea to give
large sums of money to these men and
are still being bled by them. The stock
way the blackmailer works la to induce
women to succumb to their plausible
manners and to send them letters.
Afterward blackmail Is common, if not
easy, for the blackmailer demands
money, In lieu of which he threatens to
show the letters to the woman's husband.
Lawyers say that this kind of black
mall now Is more common In London
than ever before. Many of the black
mailers, it was declared, are drug ad
dicts, and some of them resorted to such
a life after being discharged from tho
army. They have found It more profit
able and easier than honest toll. .
Miss Helen Dawson, commandant of
the Woman's Police Service, said to-day
that the number of young men dressed
In clothes of the latest cut, perfectly
croomed and manicured and having ap
parently nothing to do and plenty of
money to spend, has reached an aston
ishing proportion In West End. "A large
proportion of them are men of polish
who left the nrmy without having any
calling," she said. "They are now at
the loose end drifting about the West
End and enjoying the hospitality of
LEAGUE IN LONDON IN
Duchess of Marlborough's
Home Used by British.
London, March 13. Tho palatial Lon
don houe which W. K. Vanderbllt gave
to his daughter, Consuclo, as a wedding
gift when she became the Duchess of
Marlborough, has become the home of
the Britla'.i branch of the League of
Nations. The Government has leased
the mansion and official business al
ready Is being transacted there.
Tills house, which Is situated in the
heart of the fashionable Mayfair sec
Hon In Curson street, Is ono of the most
costly In the city. It Is built of marble
and other stone In the French sty's,
and from the outside looks more like a
bank than a residence.
It Is understood that ihe League of
Nations officials and employees are hav
ing troubles, despite the magnificence of
their surroundings. The great and or
nate ballroom, for example, while much
admired from an artistic point of view,
develops cyclonic draughts which cause
much d's-omfort to the unlucky offi
cials and clerks wlio nre stationed In It.
In addition to this houfo the Lenguo
of Nations has alfo taken two oilier
buildings In Plccadlllv, since they needed
more accommodations than the home ot
the Duchees provided.
Almost Alono'in Europo It
Still Keeps Up Old Tradi
tions. KING FEELS RESTRICTED
Often Expresses Desire
Leave With Family for
Madrid, March 13. The royal house
of Spain, despite the democratic nature
of the King and people, olono among tlie
rcmalnlnic courts of Kurope retains all
tho Old World formalities which up to
tho outbreak of the war were so rigor
ously observed In Vienna, St Petersburg-,
Berlin and to a trreator or less extent in
London, Home and some of the smaller
capitals of Kurope.
This Is due to a largo extent to uio in
fluence of the Queen Mother, Maria
riirlatlnn. who remains nil powerful In
court circles and Is n stickler for tho ob
servance of those forms and ceremonies
which marked all occasions nt the Court
of Austria, where, as a Grand Duchess,
she learned them.
Klne Alfcmso. after receiving in the
throno room at the palace In the morn
ing, may rub shoulders with Joockeys,
bookmakers and the general run of race
goers at the track In the nfternoon, but
when he returns to the palace In the
evening he resumes, as it were, the
crown. It is generally reported tiiai io
him the afternoon, free from convention
alities. Is the happiest part of his day,
and that lie has often expressed a desire
when harassed by the political troubles
of his country, which seem never to set
tle down, to leave It all and tako his
family off to some South American re
public and engage In the breeding of
horses, of which he Is passionately fond.
The strict formality of the court was
obeerved at the banquet and reception
given to the Diplomatic Corps a short
time ago, when for the first time the
representatives of all countries had been
Invited to the same function slnco the
summer of 1914. Tho guests saw a dis
play of Jewels which probably could not
be matched outside of Asia. Although
For Grip, Influenza, Catarrh,
Pains and Soreness in the Head
and Chest, Cough, Sore Throat,
General Prostration and Fever.
To get the best results take
"Seventy-seven" at the first feel
ing of a Cold.
If you wait till your bones
nche. it mav take loneer.
After the Grin tnke
tar- Alter tne ur p rane
Doctor's Book in English,
French, Spanish, Portuguese or
German mailed free.
At all Drug and Country Stort-(.
Humphrey a' llomi-o. Midlclno Co .
William Street, New York.
SAGE TEA DANDY
TO DARKEN HAIR
It's Grandmother's Recipe
to Bring Back Color
and Lustre to Hair
You can turn gray, faded hair beau
tlfullv dark nnd lustrous almost over
night It you'll get n bottle- of "Wycth's
Sace and Sulphur Compound" at any
drug store. Millions of bottles of this
old famous Sage Toa Hecipe, Improve
by the addition of other ingredients,
are sold annually, says a well-known
druggist here, lccauso It darkens the
hair so naturally nnd evenly that no
one can tell li has been applied.
Those whose hnlr is turning gray or
becoming faded have a surprise await
ing them, because- after ono or two
applications the gray hair vanishes
and your locks become luxuriantly
dark and beautiful.
This Is the age of youth. Crny
halred. unattractive folks aren't
wanted around, so get busy with
Wyeth's Saqe and Sulphur Compound
to-night and you'll be delighted with
your dark, handsome hair mil your
youthful appearance within r. few
Whatever You Do
Your Eyes, Says Dr. Lewis, Who
Tells How to Strengthen Eyesight.
Aro you -a victim of eyo strain or other
eye weaknesses? If so, you will be flad
;r know that according to Dr. Lewis
there Is real hope for you. lie .ivs neg
lect causes more eyo troublos and poor
slcht than any other one thing. fanv
whose eyes were falling say they had
their eyes restored through the Don-Opto
principle One man saya after trying It:
-"I was almost blind : could not see to
read nt all. Now I can read e-vervthlntr
without any glasses and my cws ilo not
water any more. At night they would
pain dreadfully ; now they feel tine all
tho time. It was like a miracle to mo."
A lady who U3ed it says: "The atmos
phere seemed hazy with or without
glasses, but after using this prescription
for fifteen days everything secmi clear.
J can even read fine nrlnt u-ltliniit
i glatscs." Eve trouble of many descrip
I tioni may be wonderfully benefited bv
following tho simplest rules, do to any
aotlve drug store and get a bottlo of Uon
Opto tablets. Drop onp Bon-Opio taulet
n a fourth of a glass of water and allow-
HELP STOP INFLUENZA: KEEP GERMS
FROM NOSE AND THROAT WITH CREAM
Keep your nose and throat clear
and antiseptic day and night. Take
every precaution Against germs that
cause disease. Sleep In a room with
a wide open window. Don't lie awake
at night struggling for breath with
head stuffed and nostrils closed. Try
Ely Cream Balm Instant relief
no waiting. Your, clogged nostrils
open right up; the air passages of
tho diplomat war tho guotta of the
evening: tho younger members ot the
royal family preceded them and were to
the right and left ot Queen Victoria at
the tables; tho Ambassadors and lllr
liters of State coming after them.
Dinner over, the King and Queen with
the royalties and dinner guests formed
In procession down a long reception hall,
where the foreign representatives pre
sented the members of their staffs. The
King and Queen stopped at each group
to pass a few words, but this was the
only Informality of tho evening. Later
in tho thrcne room guests not belonging
to tho Diplomatic, Corps wero pretented,
Tho finest scene, however, wns on the
grand staircase, on elUier sldo of winch
stood a row of brilliantly garbed scrvi
tors. As tho beautifully Kowncd women
wearing many Jewels and tho men In
their brilliant uniforms pasted up and
down this staircase a changing com
fichemo was presented.
Queen Victoria In a dress of cloth of
gold, a wonderful diamond tiara on her
fair head, two great diamond necklaces
reaching to her wulst, was a stately nnd
The Queen Mother was equally re
splendent In pearls, of which sho woro
n collar of six rows, n, tiara, two neck
laces and many clusters. I.adles-in.
waiting woro Jewels formed of every pre
cious stone known, with whom vied the
wIveH and daughters of tho grandees of
DR. KUEHLMANN MARRIES.
IlERLlN', March 13. Dr. Hlchard von
Kuchlmann, former Secretary of For
eign Affair!", says tho floewu ZelfuiiB,
was married at nerlln to the daughter
of the late Fritz von Frledlaender-Kuld,
the coal and oil magnate.
Mario von Frledlacndcr-Ktiltl was
married In 19U to the Hon. John Free-man-Mltford,
son of Lord Itedc-ndale, nf
the British peerage, but this marriage
HEAL SICK SKIN
Your urgent need for something, right
away, to clear unsightly skin, to heal
broken-out places, to remove pimples and
blemishes, Is splendidly met In Poslam,
which drives away the very troubles you
are anxious to be rid of quickly. Soothes
angrv skin; stops Itching aggravation.
Saves time, money, temper, embarrass
ment. It is safe, easy to use und so lit
tle does so much because it Is highly
Sold everywhere. For free sample write
to Emergency Laboratories, 213 West
47th St.. New York City.
Poslam Soap is a dally treat to tender
skin or skin subject to cruptional trou
bles. Adv. .
HOW SOME GIRLS
DRESS SO WELL
"Diamond Dyes" Make Faded,
Old, Shabby Apparel Color
ful and New
Don't worry about perfect results.
Usc "Diamond Dyes," guaranteed to civo
, a MW Tkh) fndeies,3 cdo,. to.any fab-
rle, whether it be wool, silk, linen, cot
ton or mixed goods, dresses, blouses,
stockings, skirts, children's coats, feath
ers, draperies, coverings.
The Direction Book with 'each packaRO
tells so plainly howto diamond dye over
131 1 any color that you can not make a mis
j To match any material, have drugcist
1 ehow you "Diamond Dyo" Color Card.
OUCH! MY BACK!
Rub Backache Away With
Small Trial Bottle of Old
"St. Jacobs Oil."
When your back Is soro and lame
or lumbago, sciatica or rheumatism
has you stiffened up, don't suffer! f let
a small trial bottlo of old, honest "St.
Jacobs Oil" at any di us storo, pour a
littlo In your hand and rub It right
on your aching back, nnd by the tinu
you count fifty, tho soreness and
lameness Is gone.
Don't stay crippled! This soothing,
penetrating oil needs to be used onl
once. It takes the pain right out an1
ends the misery. It Id magical, ot
absolutely harmless and doesn't burn
Nothing else stops lumbago, sciat
ica, backache or rheumatism
promptly. It never disappoints.
to dlajolve. With this Iljuld bathe t'-n
eyes tt or four limes dally r.nd exercise
your eye.i .is directed. Vo.i should tiot.-"
your e f4 Wear up perceptibly rllht fro.i)
the start and Im'.amms.ttoa will o.ulc!o
disappear, u ycur y ftro botnerir
you, even a little, talio star" to h,i
them now bsforo It Is too late. Ma iy
with defective eyesight might havo bcr
saved If thay had cared for tnelr eyes in
NOTE. Another prosn'nent pl-ysli-
to whom the above article w. aubni,r'i
said: "Dou-Op'o Is a very lemarlii
remedy, its constituent Ingredient .
well known to eminent eye cpecU "
and widely nrcsorlbed by them" T
manufacturers guarantee It to strength
eye slsht 60 per cent. In o:i wroU's time
in manv Instances or refund ihe mouc
It can bo obtained from any good dnn.
glst and Is ono of the v-ry few prcpau
lions I feci should be kept on hand f'v'
regular use In almoit every family It
Is sold In tills city by all sood drugs-! s
your head clear nttd you can br l"',
f freely. No moro hawking, bnuff.r
mowing, neanacno, dryness.
Get a small bottle ot Kly'8 Crea-n
Balm front your druggist now. App'
littlo of thl3 fragrant antiseptic, htci
lnir cream In .your nostrils. It pene
trates through every air passage of
the head, aoothes tho Inflamed or
swollen mucous membrano and relict
comes Instantly. ldv.
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