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Foreign Society Music The Story of THE SUN Fashions ResortsSchools Gardens SECTION 3. TWELVE PAGES. tm NEW YORK, SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 1918 CopyrtgM, 1918, ly tfe Sun rrintln and MMftMa JuoctoftM. BRITISH LABOR WANTS HAND IN MAKING PEACE party on Solid "Win tfic War" J$asis in Hope of Unhung Advantages. WOMEN'S SECTION ynttiiiglmm Conference Rc teals Change From Riotous to Serious Discussion. o the electorate and It wn neceaiarv to put the house In order. The present Labor party datea from the formation of the Labor Ilcprcsenta tlve Committee In the year 1900, when with a membership of 375,000 It obtained two representatives In Parliament. The 190 election saw the membership at 021,000 and at that election the party ran fifty candidates and had twenty-nine elected, chunking- Its title to the Labor party. Hy the end of 1916 the party had Increased Its affiliated membership to two millions and a quarter and to-day nearly 4,000,000 Is the estimated total. It has forty-two members In Parliament. Tho Women's Labor League also held a conference at Nottingham. The mem bers carried a resolution transferrins the whole of their organization to the Labor party, and will form with the women who wilt enter the party under the pro posed constitution the Women's Bcctlon of the Labor party. The league, which numbers more than 10.000 members, nl ready has 200 of Its members serving on different welfare schemes connected with the local municipal councils and like committees dealing with women and chil dren. This action will gtve the Labor party control of a great deal of welfare work and the capture of this league will en able It to make a great bid for tho worn en'a vote at the next election. Tart of the bargain la the provision of organ Uers for the women's branch and the publication of tho women's paper known as the Labor Woman. Coalition Offices Itetalned. On the Question of the retention of the Labor party representatives of offices In the coalition (lovernment there was fierce debate, but' Arthur Henderson, on behalf of the executive, pointed out that to withdraw their members at the pres ent juncture would be likely to cause the country to face a general election, for which the party was not prepared, and at the same time would prevent the democracy having tiny hand In the set tlement of peace should It como unex pectedly. Upon this explanation the delegates confirmed their previous rcso wul loneiponienee to The Sex Tndon-, J'eli. 1". Within a few yarda .flje Mat-lift I'lace, nlicre tho "Nottlng' tin Limb" often did riotous hurt to t-oftty and person In the day when -e !v,istln?s werr put up for a general f,-t!on and within 200 yards of the cele--tt'.td osMle. or rather mansion, of the pake nt Newcastle, which was burned tiie ground b the citizens as a remon-r.-anco for the Duke votins against the itform net, the Labor Parliament re tr.tly held a noteworthy conference. Visitors to the conference were Im ytseed by the new spirit of toleration uhlbitcl in the discussions. Unlike liny other conferences of labor held iilns tno present nnr, .n wuii.n h.r , i,ltlon. carri.(! . the ia, conference, bv events crossllrcd questions relating to ' again voting permission to their repre- ll the lews relative to the war and In iscntatlvca to serve In the Government by .n,h ih i-h.ilrmnn had a most difficult over a million majority. .t in keen older, this conference waa t On the question of the votes of the u serious ms a church festival. Thn ileletates. who numbered nearly 1,50'), 'nerc sure of their ground and tol :nt to an nmailnsr extent. They suf !ed the speeches of the few foolB et nllv If not gladly. Many questions fiat before tho war would hare caused Itrcc debate- iverc dealt with In perfect Kitr. Both the movers and their op ponents were listened to without Inter ruption and then the proposal waa either jufej or defeated by the verdict of the Unplug- for n Voice In Peace. Th (lurstlon of winning the war still K,J a Mrong place, but the standpoint f the tWence of liclglum and Its restora- i on Is not the entire reason for which I u..or movement to-day support the ' Cki liovernmepts. The reason why the it.ivcment as a whole Is viewing the con m. to calmly and is maintaining its px-pose to win is to luve a. hand In the rt'.tlemcnt of the peace terms which will rrtvent tho possibility of future wars, and at the name time open tip the posel ttlities of reconstruction of society on !T.ocratl5 lines In the immediate future Mioning the war. J.ibnr has grasped the possibilities of Mncertc.l action by the democracies of tL unrlrl anil a s far u rh. Hrltiwll Kr- tlon li concerned, It was evident at the einferenee that lsbor Intended to devote !-i whole strencth to the reformation of 'l averse conditions under which tho 'orV.r.z (lasses have been living In the tint. Upon this Ideal, of making over so 'lty as one result of the war, the move ment will concentrate and the younger nen and women of the party are look-!.- fomard with the enthusiasm of Truth and Inclined to attempt to expedite it changes that will come, but the local Rcials r.f the movement are holding a fm hind oer their members and irtriv !rr -Uih the asMetsn-e of the leaders to tJile the innement of rcil construction ci Jtutcmi.ill;e line.". Labor party In Parliament relative to the nxlng of a minimum wage for agrl cultural laborers a 'vote of censure was given the members who accepted the Government minimum of (6.25 a week. In spite of the amendment moved by the party, which demanded 17.60. The final day of the conference dealt with a resolution on food supplies and profiteering. This resolution condemned the Government for Ha weak policy claimed that the Government Hhould have tegardf In Its dealings with the problem only to the publU- welfare and should establish the distribution of avail able supplies on a family basis. GERMANS GALL OUR ARMY WEAK Newspapers Assert Men Sent Over Are in No Condi tion to Fight. OFFICERS ARE BELITTLED Kniser's Subjects Told We Will Not He n Factor in the War This Year. Speiiat I'orreiponience to 'I'ar. Sin. London, Feb. 18. There's a painful discrepancy between the German calcu lations about American military capac ity and the facts ns recently announced by Secretary of War Baker. By way of keeping their spirits up the German authorities long hare been cul- CAMOUFLAGED FOOD IS SERVED IN LONDON Mysterious Gravies Disguise Dishes When Meat Is Lacking fipectei Corretpondence to Tim Scv. London, Tcb. IS. Camouflage Is being tried In the eating houses In London to assist in the conservation of food, and reports from the authors of the scheme aay that It Is proving successful. Ho well liked are some of tho disguised dishes that tho demand for them In creases cren after tho real contents bo come known. The scarcity of certain foods has made heavy demands upon the restaurants, es pecially thone which cater to the work ing (hiss of girls who have not trained their palateri to do without meat and to accept vegetarian dishes. Tho manager or one of tlieso eating places tncro are five In the string and they are for work ing girls only said that the restaurants supplied a meal, Including a choice of dishes, two vegetables (potatoes and greens) and a sweet for H cents. For merly Monday was a light day because girls usually had a lunch left from the tlunday dinner, but since meal has be come scarce the Monday calls are equally heavy with the other days. Serving from S00 to 600 at noon In one restaurant has taxed tho Ingenuity nt fnnlw onH ment nniwani to tin the tlvatlng the theory that Americans can't I j,g problem. Kor seven days one fight, won't fight, don't Intend ever to i lestnurant was unable to obtain fresh meat, but scarcneu me inareis lor FRANCE DRAFTS NEW TAX LAW a . Greater Paris Will Bear Chief Burden of War Revenue ' Fund. RATES AND EXEMPTIONS Taxations Expected to Provide for Financial Needs of Normal Budget. PEERS OF BRITAIN ALONE LACK BALLOT Ancient Inhibition Still in Ef fect Despite .Recent Fran chise Reform. fight : that the American army Is a huge iTruTff and that If It were anything else i It couldn't ba brought to Europe. In Germany tho common assumption Is J that maybe two or three divisions of utterly untrained Americans have been brought to France, and that no sufficient number ever can be- brought there to affect the course of the war. In the Bremen nuraer-Zeihino ap peared on January 18 an obviously in spired analysis of German omctai ex pectations, or pretended expectations, regarding American forces. Tho Ger man public was reassuringly told : That America nccr cai send more than 500,000 men to Kurope. That these nie not to be expected before the autumn of 1!1S. That more likely they will not be on hand till the spring of 1919. That they will be utteily untrained and useless for oervice for many months after arriving here. All of which would be Important If It were true. Itrllttles American Aid. The JJi(r(Trr-7rlfunp, sun eying the general military situation, decides that the original M)le hope of Great Ilritaln jp shottly to starve Germany Into sub mission. That, it says, Ilritaln now knows will nevrr be done. I The second !-ji lies In American aid. , Concerning this tho liurpcr-Zcltung j wrote : ineir seconn nope m ine tation of American help. The Wnr Min ister. Mr. Baker, recently has come to their moral support, when ho proudly emphasized the progress made In rais ing the army. He said that one and a half million men wi-ro already in tho field or being trained and they were Ts-ovlded with everything necessary, with tho most modern arms and the most effective weapons of war. Ho of coure does not tell us, how many are already In the field tripe, liver, sausages and other things. Ono day the restaurant could obtain no meat at nil. so a vegetable dinner of five, courses was substituted with a gravy to give the dishes a meat flavor. One of the dishes was an onion pie, made of the braised vegetable, with a generous cover ing of gravy. FANTASTIC DISHES FOR PARIS IN '71 BBOOKI.VN ADVERTISEMENTS. BROOKLYN AOVKKTI8KMKNTB. s Comparison Shows City To day Has Nothing of Which to Complain. .'iieci'n! Vorrttpondtnct to The Si London, Feb. 17.- privileged peer! Kven his wife may vote, but he may not 1 Nor Is he going to get the chance either. He still may shoot the King's deer, and that Is calcu lated to be the only real privilege he enjoys. fptcial Corretpondtnee to Thi Sin. Pahis, Feb. 19. A lot of Parisians Insist that the war of 1ST0 was only a slight skirmish in comparison to the world war of to-day. Still during tho "little war." as certain pollus disdain fully call It. tho Parisian.-! "swallowed a dose nf medicine," which the Parisians j of 191I-1S. after 1.26.. nays or war, have nbt swallowed or even been threat ened with taking This; does not rercr to the frightful eplsodo of the Commune, but to tho siege and its "restrictions" and the ex traordinary food Inventions that sprang up In thoe day. In a queer little book Blgned "Berte, alne," which appeared in 1872. are com plied the "irtenus nf a Paris restaurant during tho siege." This Berte was a bit of a philosopher, slightly revolution ary in his tendencies, enemy of the mid- I din class, and he tried tn piovo to his With all due modesty wo should like ,.antemporar!es that the rich Parisians t call his attention to the fact tat during tho riege larked hardly ati thing, mc'i who are still belli? trained cannm jit-ie is tin; menu of January 21, 1 ST I, trr.ifv us cry mu.-h tt- rnnmlrr lebtaurant Peter In the Palace Pit vtho noor tin-' calmly when those men will lie uiuy .ji v Pimres. . . i ..... i .t,it. j a, wl fctiri- anmt- . ..,t iiiiuifii r'jii.i. ........ ....... , f iv i.mi rtin. These are bad tlmee for the peers. Tho Parliament act took away from tho upper chamber moat of Its power, and after that the House of Lords lost Its nerve and has been Indisposed ever since to uso even the shadowy authority over legislation that it et possesses. While the fianchlse reform hill was under dl-cussion In the lxirds It was vitc-vsteil liv I-iiril Karrer that it was "ie atfitml toward peace was clearly! prettv Jndecent to make the poor neer tSaM bo-h In the speech of the chair- aimo3t the only man In tho kingdom fresh butter . noodle snpports Wilson Alois. er., w P Punly, and a resolution that pissed, without opposition. In his Jdr83 the chairman, after dealing with the necessity of tho Labor party doing 11 in its power to prevent the nussian 'preservatives from making a separate :" with the Central Powers, declared "if tho Central Empires were not Td- to negotiate on the lines laid down r Mr Uoyd George and President Wll mthen we must fight on." "N'o oilier tourse would be possible If t va'ne our honor as a nation and our ;",h"S win in Belgium, Serbia and Trance ' lie added. "We must have a '! pe.Ke, and if we can only obtain a '''n pp.no by fighting, then we must go " Jio'ir.g to the end." TV peace resolution moved by Arthur Hir.4erson on behalf of the committee fnllnn.n 'Tut this conference, representing the starvations affiliated to the Labor Mrty "(a) Welcomes the statement ns to sir alrr.8 irjula by the British Prime Minuter and President Wilson In as far thev are In harmony with the war r.s cf the HrltNh labor movement nnd ti! for an honorable and democratic "'h) presses the allied Oovernments ' torm-jbie and publish nt the earliest fo'itbln moment a 'Joint statement of tir ar ann in harmony with the itoie -'i Approves lie arrangements made jo" tun holding nf a further conference n I.ondon on Februarv 20 of tho Labor r.'l Socialist parties of tho allied na or.s on the basis of the war alms of BM!s!i labor with a view of "arriving at 1 fneral agreement among such parties. for Declarations of Wnr Alms. I'll Calls nnmi fhft Tvnrlfln class nr. UnliatioT.s of the Central Powers to de th'ir war alms nnd to Influence "lr Oovernments to make a statement their war nirns, In order that the wld ma- s-e how far the declarations ' 'I! lie powers provide a basis for a "foliate , ., K.,i e) S.sjmihL- llml n irenernl ncripe- "' " lie arrivi-d nt by the Labor "il Sui-mUI parties of the Allies, directs f.at llteir u... , kn lie utged to allow facilities for at 'Mlng an international conferenco In ntutral .State (Switzerland pre ')""''). at which organised working C'l3 Opinion nf 1,11 til. rnnntrlM mnv h. '"Presented, in order that nothing may be H nnOnnn to bring Into harmony the wires n the working classes of all the "llliceretiis The Int.tnr.u ,.e l..,ti.i .uu .1a- , .. . ..... nn ... rMiiH .villi m OIK 01 i ,, neu' rntiBlttittimi nf flin rlnrll ''Ml' ren i ..i i ' in" ii niiu ;ittiwr mi iiicin- "r)l o I'll,, f.lnll,. In ffor. would who might not vote. He considered 1U R humiliation now that tho vote 1ms been conferred on elx million women. Including even the peer's wife, hat this state ahould continue, and so he moved to give the ballot to gentlemen of title. But there Is a certain Justification for the peer's voteless atate. Viscount Peel, speaking to the Farrer amend ment, explained It. Theoretlcarty. "t least, tho upper chamber has the power of revising legislation of the Commons. So, theoretically. It would be unfair for the members of the upper chamber, who don't have to bo elected, to .have a voice In the election of members of the lower house. Viscount Peel admitted that It seehied a bit unfair, but ho ad vised that tho amendment bo not pressed, and It was lejeclud promptly. Truth to aay, the upper body acts these times as If It were afraid even to suggert that 1U soul Is Its own; It might give offence and bring disestablishment on Its head. Still there Is some comfort In being permitted to shoot at tho King's deer. That privilege dates back to the time of the Norman William, when deer really ran wild throughout much of the coun try and plain folk wero wont to kill them. This Interfered with the King's sport and the privilege was Interdicted, under penalty of death save to the nobility. In those timed It was a worth while right, nut nowadays tnero are no "King's deer" save In tho royal forests, and these ore seml-domcstlcateil. A peer may take a shot at one; nobody else may. thing of the time it lnok the Kngllsh. to put a million men In the Held on tnc Continent, which is quite near them. Not till tho summer of 1916 wero they actually able to seek a decision with an aniiy of their own, nnd then, as we know. In vain. But they not only had raised A million and a half of men, but actually ent them to tho front, which Is, a great difference. Brllete fllDerra Inrxprrlenred. "We may further say to th Ameri cans tlmt for a State of ino.nOrt.Onu In habitants, the laising of on and a half million men is not a miracle. Our own achievement is titanic compaied with this. But let us test the probable vnlue of this army on the lusis of Ameilcan figures. Before April 1 the nrmy had 9.SZ4 officer. Now, as Mr. Baker says, It has 110,850. It Is a masterpiece to sew epaulettes on any one and call him an officer. "Does he really Imagine that these gentlemen, put Into the army without anv training, will In the course of three to "nine months be fit to perform the difficult tasks of a subaltern In modem war? A few exceptionally gifted men might be able to acquire the necessary knowledge, but the great bulk will be far from doing so. Thorn is iiuirli lack Inir in the liljlier coniiil'ilids. Tin- nuiu- he-.- nf 'i.riflil otllrcrs is much too small t it;e. fauns' u dlnhes and high prices for this task. They have had practice j the Parisian of to-day has nothing of in leidershlp oh a small scile. Hut w men to conipm n. where In the nrmy to gt the 4,."i00 (ien- erals and staff ofllcers accessary fur an , . , r-orajTJ riDf C army of one ana a nan iniuions . , id,t,J i 'Vbiiuii viiiim soup; hor-o a la mode; veal cutlets; eggs stuffed with ham; chicken: thistles and asparagus, vegetable destcrt the menu calls it; stewed fruit. All of which sounds quite plentiful. But it must be remembered that bread, except In tho fashionable restaurants, wan execrable and uneatable, and that tho dishes above named were much be yond the means of persons with slender purses. Berte, nine, was right. Cer tain Parisians could feed themselves milie well, hut on condition o' paying. Heie are some of the prices on the menu . One frail- 7T for a pat of batter. 4 francs for a portion of lioise meat . 7 fi lines for ii veal cutlet; 4 francs ..0 for two stuffed egg.s; 10 francs for a quar ter of a thicken. Onj needed to be rich even to touch these food inventions that made the success of certain restaurants. On one bill of fare a saute of cat cost 6 francs ; a slice of donkey a la mode 4 franc 00 ; a bit of peacock and herbs, 6 francs ; a saute of rats, chasseur style, 3 francs DO : a filet of elephant, madeira sauce, S francs: a cutlet of stag, sauce Tous senel, 4 francs. To be sure, vegotarlar-s could live cheaper, and for 1 franc CO jou could get nt ono restaurant a small cake, rooked in as-s's fa'. Compared with By MILTON V. SXVI1KH. Paris Representative of Thk Sc. v. Paius, Feb. 17. Greater Paris will bear the chief burden of the new French revenue tax. Tho now fiscal legisla tion provides for a somewhat higher scale of taxation for profits on Indus tries and Incomes from professions If exercised within twenty-five kilometers of the fortifications of Paris than If In a smaller community In the prov inces. This radius takes In the big towns of Saint Denis, Versailles, Cor bell, Tontolso nnd Lagny. This per haps defines better than any other ex pression Just what greater Paris means. It being assumed that most of tho In habitants of those towns come under the regime of the cttadln rather than that of the provincial, though Indeed In between these towns and the capital Itself may be seen wheat fields nnd hay ricks in season. 1 The new tax project actually com prehends two separate items, the reve nue tax in general and the poll revenue tax, the latter being the added clause which changes tho ruling of war taxa tion in France an it has stood to date, it too 13 a sort of combined poll revenue tax In distinction to being merely a head tax. The first Is applied on gen eral revenue tn various classes of oc cupations and. sources of derivation and Is based on 12H per cent, on all in come) over 150J500 francs (roughly 110,000) and on others (above 3,000 francs, $600, which latter figure Js ex empt ) on a sliding scale of 1-10 up ward. It sounds complicated and one wonders just what may liae been the object in so computing it. but its actual woikings nt far simpler than they sem. On the basis or an in come of f.OOft francs the excess nf :.,A0O francs aboe the exoneration of S.oon Is taxed onlv on 1-10 of that eum. M. : "00. of which 12'j per cent, is C2 francs Ju centimes.. Exemption (or Married Men. There is an exemptioii of 2,000 francs In all classes when a married man i concerned with other exemption for children in the family. To Illustrate. It works out that a celibatalre will pay 162 francs CO centime on an Income of 12.000 francs, whereas a man of fam ily will pay only the sum of francs centime?. Sine" there has been promulgated tho ( law which pto(lcs for a Cedular tax based also on Income and applicable to various profession". Herein conns a. manifest complication In .that various rates are applied, various allowance and various methods of estimating one's Income. Kn prlncipe tho tax 19 3.7C Per cent., except for notaries, lawyers and certain other classes, these paying at the rato of 4.S per cent. Thero is ex emption for incomes of S.000 francs or less, ns with the general tax. Up to the limit of 2,000 franca In excess nf 3.000 francs Income the tax Is but one half of the, base of 3 75 per cent 1.875 per cent. Above this limit the full tax is applied. These rulings apply oulv to ertain professions, Agrlcul- I tural benefices como In another cite goi., the income being based on the lo- cative value nf the property. J 2. per cent, to 4.50 per cent. Ground or build ing rent Incomes are tned up to 5 per cent., with no exonorated portion. Ktoeks and bond Incomes pay a Hat 5 per cent. 5 YEARS FOR GIVING SUPPLIES TO U-BOAT Ut,H ill In the I.nlinr r.nftv f.-n.ri 11 fmlfr. J'kn trade unions, Socialist societies, Mwiai h knelelles, Hades councils and ' la. .i parlies Into n great political ''sarni(. to bo r.uu on party Hues, -. IKJJ iiiouioierof the resolution pointed out "1st thfc I'mnlitn- l.,f -. u ta. , ?w of ,l,n I"0"'8 1,1,1 would M minion men and tlx thousand women n "as postponed. Two Sicilians Held as Host ages Are Acquitted. Special Correupondence lo Tn SiA. IIomk, Feb. 15. Tho recent trial of threo Sicilian fishermen charged with supplying provisions to nn enemy sub marine which ended with the acquittal of the two prisoners who were taken on board the submarine and kept as hostages until the third returned with tho provisions ho waa ordered to get from on shore, and the conviction of the third prisoner, who wan sentenced to five years hard labor for omitting to report the fact to the. authorities, is by no means the first case or tne Kind brought before the Italian military tri bunals. In every case the fishermen were able Jo proe that they acted under compul sion and wero threatened with death If they disobeyed or Informed the au thorities and In such circumstances their acquittal waH Inevitable. The only ef fective remedy against submarines gel ting supplies film fishermen has been found to consist In preventing fishing outside territorial waters, where owing: to fear of mines and observation stations on the coast submarines hardly ever vsntursv Even tho bubnlterns are trained with thoroughly trained troops. here tire the Americans to get the' latter? It Is an Insoluble problem to be at the same time tcachor and taught. Only time can to some extent make good tnese iieroctfi, and the war alone can completely do so. The Americans would enter the war to me!t the most perfect Instrument of war that our time and Indeed any age has seen. r he Ameno.ni Army is st.u worse in when It conies to nnii-cnnimNliU'cd "'li re! p. who are so Important lor training and holding together nn nrmy. Every thing; la Inipi-tivise.1 nnd nothing N com plete. One must nt tho E.inie tlnio not forget that the English hid mucli liette condltlnns to begin on than tho Amer icans have. For they had moro numer ous and better trained ofllcers and non. commissioned officers. BEWARE OF Y. Af. C. A. French Paper Warns Them of Fact Men Are Civilians. fptnal Cormpondencs tn The Scn Paris, Feb. 17, Ono of the evening Paris papers warns the young women I of the capital against losing their hearts i io the young Americans wearing the V. M. C. A. mark on the sleeves of their army uniforms. "Parlslennes," It B.iys. "have welcomed all uniforms first the English, tho Australian, the Canadian nnd now tho American, Sometimes mis takes havo been made owing to their Ignorance of certain Insignia. "This Is why smiles have been wasted on the young men of the Young1 Men's Christian Association. Know, young women, that these youths are members of an association of legendary morals nnd purity and to Invite them to in dulge In the most harmless flirtation Is to lose your time." "Wrnk nnd Insignificant." Of ths total strength of the United States Army at most 500,000 men can bo sent to Kurope, But when unmoor tho enemy do not expect them till au tumn of this yea'-, otlieru and Homo neu trals not till the i-prlm; of 1919. Let us assume that a portion of them, t-i spite of tho scarcity of a. In fpilo of . Crnrrnl Iln Name Double Who Is our rulmuittics, cap --.i h i.mnpo ear TWO JOFFRES CONFUSE PAHIS, Her. They will litt U. liird. ihf v will still have much In Icutn; Indeed, almost everything. Aimed nun. who know how to uso (he rlflo and gun to some extent, play a certain part In the dofenalve, Bnd will lmva n certain abil ity to resist frontal attacks In combina tion wltn French, English or Italian troops. They need not ba considered for an offensive. Ana tney aro mucn too weak and Insignificant to make good to onv extent -the loss of the Bussians end the weakening of the Italians. "The enemy are once ngaln taiKing big nt a time dangerous for them, to give their peoples confidence and to damp our tylrlts an far ns they can. But In truth their hltuiitlon Is such thut they obviously can h.ive no Interest In hurry ing on the decisions of the sprlirj. Oijii may assume that they still consider time their ally and that they hope the United States will have time to develop Its strength. The Americans then will have to do much more thaii they ere doing at prsssnt." Ilninlilc Polio. i--ifll Correspondent 6 to The StN. Paris. Feb. 17. Slarshal Joffro has a doublo In name, Joffre Is to ba re ceived by tho French Academy soon, while the other of the name In to be made a corporal, according to a publication In the Journol Offlciel, which la the Frenchman's Cotifrreaslonul Record, and tho dally press has somehow got con fused on the subject. This shows soma of the difficulties of running a newspaper short handed In tho lntronched romp of Paris, which It still Is. Shrapnel Ilrlinrt for Firemen. Special (.'oue.potiJemr lo Till. St. Lokpon-, Feb. IS, Recommendation haw been made for the purchase of 2,000 shrapnel helmets for the members of the London Fire Department ss an In creased protection In air raids when they are called to duty in unprotected places to extlsguls fires. List of Computations. The tabulated list which follows shows In a glance what at first seems eo com plicated. The computations are on the bnslH of 12,000 fraru Incomes say J2.400 : Annual salary from manual labor or employment In liberal profession Tax 160. Tills provides for tho exoneration of the first J600 if tho taxpayer lives within the twentj-five kilometer radius nf tho centre of Pari". This changes to $500 exemption In other cities of 100.000 Inhabitants or over, $100 if domiciled In a town between in, 000 and 100,000 In habitants, and $300 if In u town of less than 10,000. To the above tax, or cedilla, snould be added the general revenue tax of an other $32.50, making tho sum total of tax for a Paris dweller V--ov. Annual Income derived from Insurance or annuities Tax, $66. 68, plus general revenue tax of $32.50. Total, $99.06. Annual Inoomo from agricultural ex ploitation Tax, $74.33, plus $32.50, equals $106.SS. Annual Income from commercial or In dustrial enterprise Tax, $82.13, plus $32.50, equal' $111.63. Annual income from ground or build ing rents Tax, $120, plus $32.50, equals $152.50. Annual Income from Mocks, bonds or Invested capital Tax, $120, plus $32.50, equals $132.50, There are vailous clauses affecting tho obligation of the taxpayer to make his own declaration, without, however, being obliged to submit proofs, though the Government reserves the right to ques tion any declaration, when you may either submit your proofs or leave It to them to establish by other means for arme arbitrary sum, to which for one reaaon or another you may not care to object. It is believed that these duplex tnxa Hons will provide for the financial needs of the normal French budget as com piled for tho contlnuanco of tho war. AUTHORS DOING THEIR "BIT.1 Tfro Tarn Translation Fees Over to War Charities. Special Corre$pondenc to luu Scn. rAEls, Feb. 17. Each of the literary world Is doing his bit as he "sees It. It It reported that Gilbert Chesterton has turned the emolument received from a certain source for translating a French propaganda document Into English Into son") needy war work. N Also the great Spanish writer. Sopor i Axorln, ha renewed this appreciably lumpy gestu na n result or tne transla tion of one of his recent works Into French by a well known Parlsluu Jour nalist, M, Glorgtt He naked his trans lator simply to turn In to any war charity that ho might choose the sum due to him foe translation rights. Thus does the whole question of International copyright enttr a new realm. Fukn Street Bond Street Livingston St. Elm Place BROOKLYN - NEW YORK Special Purchase of Silk Blouses. $1.95 SEVERAL THOUSAND BLOUSES, all a good maker had on hand at the end of his season when beginning Ins work for the later spring and the summer. Styles that would beextra good value at $2.50 or more, and that would have to be sold at higher prices if bought in the regular way. Included are tub silks, crepe de chine and Georgette crepes, in a great variety of styles. A tailored model of color satin striped tub silk has hi?h roll collar. One of flesh Georgette has sailor collar edged with filet lace. , One of crepe de chine has Vcnise lace on sailor collar, laco medallions on collar rcvers. A crepe do chine Blouse in pink has long shawl collar, button trimmed, of white satin. .Many other styles at tnc price. Second Floor. 4,000 Yards of New Printed Voiles, 29c IN MANY RESPECTS this is the very best cotton Voile we have ever sold for 29z. a a. It is the desirable chiffon weight and there is a splendid assortment of new figure ar.d novelty patterns, including both light and dark combinations. Thirty-eight inches wide and very special value at 29c. a yard. 3,200 Yards of Half-Silk Crepe de Chine, 45c. Yard The soft, draping quality in a full assortment of colors, including sand, tan, beaver, beige, smoke, taupe, Copen hagen blue, wistaria, prune, gray, navy, brown, pink, del, cream, ivory and black. Second Floor. Half-Price Sale of Artistic Arm Chairs and Rockers URGKXT NEED FOR THE SPACE they, occupy brings a pricp-reduction of full half on these artistic Arm Chairs and Rockers, soon to be in use on porchtH and in thu open useful nll-yenr-round indoors for their comfort and the bright hint of sunshiny days they bring. They are woven in original and charming designs of strong, tough fiber rcstmhling reed and called "Lux Fiber," finished in rich brown, frosted gray and old ivory, and for the most part fitted with cushion seats and padded backs covered in cretonne. Those in old ivory aro especially appropriate for all-year bedroom use, those in brown and frosted grey for library or living room. To snuggle in these delightful Chairs is sheer height of comfort; to add them to your furni ture will brighten any room. Priced $5.25 to $11.50 for Arm Chairs and Rockers that were $10.50 to ?23. I'onrth Floor 4,500 Pairs of Rich Lace Curtains 10 to 50 Under Today's Values AN EVENT BASED on the slocks remaining frcm several large purchases enriched by the addition of tome fifteen hundred pairs of French style Curtains received during the past few days. Lacet Arabian Lace Curtains Forty patterns with wide imported lace edges: Marie Antoinette Lace Curtains Fifty beautiful French styles in white and ecru: At $2.75 $3.50 $4.50 $5.50 $6.50 Values to $4 $5.23 $6 $7.50 $9 Lace, Marquisette and Scrim , Panel Curtains Including seventy-five designs in Lard Arabian. Marie Antoinette, Scrim and Marquisette styles. In white and ecru: At $2 50 S.V50 S4 50 S5 75 each Values to. . . $:).T5 $5.50 $t',.7o $7.50 At $4 50 $5.75 $6.85 $8.50 $9.65 Values to $6 ,$! $10 $12 $15 Scrim, and Marquisette Curtains White and t-rru, plain hemstitched, drawnwork. Bannin Cluny edge and insertion-?, Filet style laco insertion. Sixt;,- beautiful stylo.-: At ")8f $1 75 $2 45 S.t 35 Values to $1.50 2.15 $:5.5l $1.50 $1.25 to $7 Nottingham Lace Curtains, 59c. to 'j)9o Two thousand five hundred pairs of Nottingham Lace Curtains, in eighty handsome Brussels, Filet and no clty patterns. ThirU Floor Let Music With the Enter Your Home Coming of Spring MUSIC CAN BRING the Spring gladness around you into your home for other, duller seasons to make life brighter in the drabness of winter, to biing to dark hours the sunshine of Spring. We shall need that sunshine in the days to come; the time is not far off when you will be glad to have a Piano or Player-piano in your home. Let the Piano House of Brooklyn In a Fine and Worthy Instrument : Bring It There Now On Your Own Terms Music is too fine a thing to be represented in your home by a poor instrument. Therefore it is an important part of the service of this House to tho people of Brook lyn that it has gathered here an array of instruments which stand for the best in the Piano industry, which represent the finest achievement of that industry at each price. The Kranich & Bach one of the few "great" Pianos of the world, the Estey, Hazelton, Francis Bacon, BjwBros. and Gordon & Son, ranging from $250 up for Pianos and $435 up for Player-pianos, constitute a choice unexcelled at whatever price you wish to pay. It Is Very JEasy and Safe to Purchase Here And whichever instrument you select you havo a strong assurance of satisfaction in two important aspects of your purchase. You havo a ioudr guarantee of tho worth ot your instrument, and you haw had u voice in determining what tho terms of payment should be. No stronger inducements could he held out for bringing your music needs to tho Piano House of Brooklyn. Fourth l'lour.