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l Second ews Section . )$ J&Lt jfibttttft Jan. 25, 1914
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IS OLD WOALD CAPITALS F wIVJllVTl! JT iVVJll iI PARIS OF GLOBE I
3 I : 'H
f GREAT DANGER
I TRIPLE ALLIANCE
jjjlj Adalbert Sternberg Is
Mkdmirer of Kaiser or of
IfrRIA IS MENACED
ns Balkan Crisis That
l juntry Was Victim of
g I Deep Intrigue.
ly FEEDEBICTK WERNER.
A I; Cable to The Tribune.
i KLIN, Jan. 24. The Germans
jj eliovod tint in tho triple alliance
.' Bt was perfect political harmony,
jj- fiat tho Prussians had no sin
14 tfriends and admirers than the
fc'fl of Emperor Francis Joseph of
t, have boon rudely awakenod
X ;heir dream by a recent speech
j j .well-known Conservative Aus
! tatcsman, Count Adalbert Stcrn-
file has made it perfectly clear
le at least is no admirer of the
i) (or of German politics, and that
pie alliance, far from resting on
j9 trust and coafidonco between
rea powers, is a mero temporary
ement a makeshift to be
E? i4 aside as Boon as a bettor ar-
ent may bo found.
' king of tho ovents during the
crisis, ho said:
"? l& aocond Balkan war did not
i? as a surprise to me. Froni a
'!m 4proin'ncnfc statesman and dip
tist who had beon visiting
t n I hoard that Germany had a
rfc policy, which in no way
l2 sd with that of Austria.
h jrmany's aims, in fact, on no
iigt hannonizo with ours. She
' the position that she has ab
ely no interest in tho Bal
(Pj i;Lnnd cannot run tho risk of
a ig a war on throe sides. For
l( reason Gonnany has made,
- j continue to make, strong
rts to come to Homo undor
5, line with England. She livo3
1( bntinual fear of Banshmsm;
to Austria, which harbors so
y unorthodox Slave, this ten
1 ly on tho part of hor German
: j . contains a considerable elo
'rjkt of danger. As a result of
j5 tendency, Germany sympa
pies with Scrvia and fears a
ff? Bulgaria. Germany desiros
-1 Tee the Slav nations in the Bal
M s continually weakening them
les in endless strife, while Aus
vBoes her interest in peaco bo
en these people, who under or
ijj ,ry circumstancs are largo con
; prs of Austrian products.
j$ tan Intrigue.
aring tho whole Balkan crisis
V Austrian minister of foreign
Irs found himself in a very
p cult position, becauso German
linatH opposed him overywhero
in everything. This was nar-
arly the case with tlie Gcr
!t (embassador at Cettinjo, who
fan intimate friend of King
bias, and urged him to resist
ei' ria's demands to tho utmost,
ffr pman politics aro Hohenzollern
i ice. Tho king of Roumauia is
JFTOhenzollern, and tho king of
. Jio is a brother-in-law of tho
C Br, and it is a great mistake
u ie part of the Austrian peoplo
oagine that tho kaiser cares
ilfci least bit for Austria. Tho
g ir wo realize that Germany
.7v betray our interests as soon
j( i'e kaisor sees any advantage
ji doing, the better for Aub-
- Wo must learn to trust no-
w cbut ourselves.
liiij e an Enemj'.
rious cloud on tho foreign politl
t, the rapidlv growing feeling
1m iity betwoon Italy and Groece,
'M LB tnQ o tho leading Italian
ta iB daily growing moro violent.
' ( iftttino stated tho other day:
Iter Greece haa openly de
)ffl fd that it is her intontion to
dil' F1 in tno Modilcrraneau,
350 Sk m tho namo of tho triplo ou
0t ' to tako the leadership in
a( i , waters, we must consider
fii JO our bitterest enemy. Tho
jj aion of the Sporades has bo
ift vittl1 nutation to Italj',
t !. Grcoco's dream of naval su
ed cyin tho leflitcrranean has
ufa ynado openly known. Grccco,
Si F,rof, nust not wonder when
tl i-Ool that wo would far rather
follr! m th08 , islands to Tuvkev
, W nurcudor thorn to "The
wi of tho Mediterranean."
ad 2 C ?"lcm circles, however, do
t-h6 PesaimiBtic viowB of tho
ift ifii 18 not loubtod that Greece
SS1 W the Alboninn dis
t,ho corps of Al-
i ftS- um- f,uUeat conf idonco in the
ff l LSdLMd t0! certain that
j LflBiRPhs? a 'ogimo of law and
? ?5 7f0tl BotHmann-Hollwog con-
f. 00raB iniPoBiblo to find
,iub r foct a reconciliation bo-
SSfc1 It B6A(n"a Pooplo and tho gov-
mV- !,ch ,be rcprescnto. TThe
i? oni16 vot5 of lack f co
1 ?J Jr ?nbera of tho roichstag.
i?JP to Ultn' the support of
Myfour memborB who Indorsed
Itfraaqm raoro and. moro problomatic.
ni5liB 'O,foactionary press ia driving
' ?cellor toward a path which ho
iiVrnt 1 troaa,i "nlC38 ho desires to
i?cfliflt;i lt caunot hQ tlc-
BjtfflRj 1 v tnose among the ro
"(HMi? , 0 havo endeavored t o
tjfl&fc chancellor's stand have
- ' Mi
PRINCESS ARTHUR OF
CONNAUGHT, whose for
mer dowdiness is supplanted
I by ultra-fashionable attire
PBHCES6 WILL SIT
01 ItiE ROYAL MIS
Scheduled as Feature of Brit
ish Court, Which May
Cause Some Jealousy.
Special Cable to Tho Tribune.
LONDON, Jan. 24. A feature of the
first court of tho year, which King
George will hold on February 13, will
bo tho appearance o Princess Arthur of
Connaught, the formor Duchess of Flfo,
whoso wedding to tho princo last year
was ono of the chief social ovents In
Tho princess will take her place on the
royal aala during the court loveo, and
lt may bo that Homo Jealousy will be
shown between her and her royal aunt,
Tho young princess was noted for her
dowdlnoaa before hor marriage to Prince
Arthur, but now sho has blossomed forth
as ono of tho best dressed womon In tho
court sot. In fact, her gowns and hats
are so ultra-fashlonable that Queen Mary
has disapproved of thorn, especially of
the silt skirt and freakish hats,
Cut Out "Hollo!"
Special Cablo to The Tribune.
LONDON, Jan. 24. The postmaster
general, shocked at the waste of tlmo In
the uso of the telephone In England, bas
started a campaign against tho uso of
"Hello!" or "Aro you there?" One of his
assistants has Issuoil this appeal:
"When your bell rings una you pick
up tho receiver, do not say 'Hello.' It
wastes time. Say, 'Jonos speaking.' If
you say 'Hello' tho other person asks,
'Aro you JonosV and you reply, 'Yes.'
Think of tho tlmo that can be saved If
everyone who answers a toloph'ono call
avoids saying 'Hello.' "
been peculiarly clumsy and unlucky in
their choico of arguments. Probably
no man ha3 done him more, harm than
his intimate friend and admiror. Ilorr
Von Jacrow, tho chief of -the- Borlin po
lice. Tho German peoplo aro deter
mined that tho relations between tho
civil and military authorities must bo
straightened out, and that in a man
ner which does not leave tho fact in
doubt that officers must submit to
civil authorities, like all othor stato
"Friends," of course, havo come for
ward, offering to holp tho chancellor
out of tho dilemma; but thoro has boeu
a string to all thoso offers of political
assistance which has made thorn unac
ceptable. If tho chancellor will
amend tho law against tho Jesuits, tho
part3 of tho center iB willing to sup
port tho chancellor; but acceptance is
out of tho quostion, as tho chancollor
would then become a tool in the hands
of tho Catholics, who will .not bo satis
fied with an amondmont to the Jesuit
law. but "will very soon demand its
abolishment, especially now that Popo
Pius X. aftor tho death of his rival,
Rompolla, will never accopt half con
cessions, but will insist on complete
surrender, and no German chancollor
would dnro surrender to tho Catholic
The revolations mado in tho Now
York American, concerning an anti
Australian propapanda among Hunga
rians residing in tho United States, has
created nn imraonso sonBation in politi
cal circles in Vienna, where absolutely
nothing had been hoard in regard to
the movomont from tho country's offi
cial roprcaontativo in Washington. I
am informed that the Austrian embas
sador at "Washington, as well aa nil the
consular representatives of the ompiro,
havo boon asked to investigate the
matter in their districts with tho ut
most possiblo speed, and forward tholr
roports to Vienna, Austrian socrct
sorvico men aro also said to have been
ordered to follow Count Szochonyi ev
erywhere and koop n sharp oyo on his
movements. If proofs of treachery
should bo forthcoming, the count's es
tates in Ilungary will immediately bo
seized and ho will bo aBkcd to roturn
homo to pnrgo himself of suspicion,
Austrian Bpios in every part of Hun
gary havo boon ordered to be prosont
at all political mcotlngs and koop in
constant touch with tho government in
Vionna. which Is dotorminod to net
with tho utmost severity against po
, litical conspirators.
FAVORITE OF IB
His Popularity Brings Down
Upon Him the Envy of
BERNARD IS SARCASTIC
He Tells a Reporter a Prodi
gious Story of How He
Writes His Plays.
By GEOBGS3 DTJFRESNB.
Special Cable to The Tribune.
TARiS, Jan. 2J. While President
Poincaro is in every way a man after
tho heart of tho people of France
brilliant, patriotic, and democratic in
tho best sense of the word his popu
larity is a painful thorn in the flesh
of the men who constitute the present
government, and who recently showed
their animosity toward' him and their
foar of lii s growing popularity by ab
solutely refusing to accompany him on
any official excursions to French pro
vincial towns and cities anxious to
make the personal acquaintance of the
most striking, most typical French per
sonality who has occupied the presiden
tial chair for years.
A hidden, ibut nono tho less bitter,
struggle is on botween the members of
the cabinet, who havo few supporters
and no genuine friends among the
French people, and tho president, and
tho outcome is by no means doubtful.
There aro many signs to show that the
existonco" of the present cabinet will
! not be a. very long ono. Should the
! feared complications in the near oast
become acute, " a wave of patriotism
sweeping Franco will canr off tho
present radical government in a mo
ment, but oven should it remain in of
fice, the president will becomo an easy
Respect of Monarchs.
Already popular, ho lias added im
mensely to his popularity by tho facts
ivhich show tho high os'tecm in which
ho is held by tho crowned heads of
Europo, who havo not been slow in
showing their joy at seeing such a man
at tho hend of tho French republic.
Two of these monarchs, at least, will
friBit Franco this year, and thoso two
aro tho heads of tho most powerful em
pires in Europe, King Georgo and Czar
Nicholas. Frenchmen, like all other
republicans, foci immensely flattered
by the visits of crowned "heads, and
they aro preparing to receive their
royal guests in tho most magnificent
But what porhaps flattorg evon as
much 1b the cordial invitation which
Presidont Poincaro has received from
tho czar to pay him an official visit
this summer. President Poincaro will
fro to St. Petersburg, accompanied by
ho flower of Franco's navy. Ho will
rido at Czar Nicholas's Bide during tho
great Russian army maneuvers, and the
czar will roturn tno visit at the earli
est possible moment.
How He Writes.
Ono of our less skillful reporters
'burst into the room of the famous play
wright, Tristan Bernard, tho other day,
asking point blank in his most insolent
tone: "How do you writo your
''How do I writo my plays?" re
torted the author, questioningly.
"Uuon my word, I havo been scratch
ing my head for a long time past to
know now I did it. It puzzles mo now
more than it oan possibly interest you.
But I shall try and think. Lot mo see,
T. writo romances in tho country. In
Paris I got up regularly at 8 in tho
morning. RogularTy at 9 o'clock I
brenkfast and iblow a hunting horn
afterward. I had begun to practice tho
hunting horn, just out of spite to wor
ry a uoighbor of mine who usod to
mako too much noiBe whon writing.
Yea, it ia quito truo, ho usod a very
noisy typewriter. Once I had begun,
I continued blowing tho horn evorv
morning ont of habit. Botwe-on 9 and
9:30, I hesitato us to whothor I ought
to shave or not." (M, Bernard wears
a famous big board, tho biggest in
Paris). "Bui each timo that I am
tompted to cut off my magnificent
growth I romembor tho fact that I
havo no razor. Ono day I almost
bought ono, but I was told Ty tho deal
er that lt was rory tmarp, and this dis
"Botweon 0:30 and 13 o'clock I dic
tato my lottors to my socrotar3T. Then
I lunch. Thon I Indulge in some sport,
such as climbing up tho ladder of my
librarv and putting my books in ordof.
If noDody comes to play a gamo of
bridgo with mo, I go to superintend
tho rohearsal of my latost play. I gen
erally dlno in tho oveninfy not in uni
form. If thoro is no boxing match at
night I go to bod."
"But, pardon, maBtor, " interrupted
tho interviewer, "whon do you writo
your comedies?" s,
"I hav no tlmo for thnt' ropliod
Bernard. "Just wait a momont."
(Hero tho tolophono rings violently).
"Yob," he answered at the tolophone,
' 'you aro the manager? Tho Vaudeville,
Ib it? Three plays, you said? You
wanted ono on tho first of the month?
All right, you shall havo them."
Hanging up tho rccoivor, he snid to
tho astonished roportor: "T wonder
If thoy will havo tho nlavs road'."
"How 'thoy?' " asked" tho reporter.
"My dear friond," replied Bernard,
!"who Is tho author of tho Bible?"
j "God, I Bupposo.''
"No, tho writor was "Mosos, but God
is, nevertheless, tho author. In tho
samo way I am the author of mv plavs.
My socrotnry writes them. Who ln
vc'uls all tho fine sayings nowadavs7
Peoplo do it everywhoro. I merely col
lected thorn and put thorn in my plays.
I found tho work too tedious, and. told
! ROYAL PRINCESSES PURSUED
! AND CAUGHT BY HOODOO 1913'!
Above, from left to right Augustine Victoria, wife of Manuel of Portugal, reported estranged within a month
of thair marriage, but now apparently on excellent tonus with her husband again; Princess William of Sweden,
who found hor husband, her father and the Swedish court too droadfully dull, and rsn r.W2y to Paris. Below
Princess Isabella of Austria, who -burned her bridal gown on her wedding night, left her husband and has procured
an annulment; Princess Brncst August of Cumberland, the kaiser's only daughter, whese happiness was endan
gered by a question of state, and who was finally 3avcd from her brothors by her father; Princess Eitel, wife of
a son of the kaiser. Tho latter 's rockless career has been ineffectually hushed up.
the mm TIP
Accept Money for Obtaining
Introductions at Court
and in Society.
Special Cable to Tho Tribune.
LONDON. Jan. 24. The practice of ac
cepting a fee for obtaining' ah Introduc
tion at tho British court Is becoming so
prevalent among the aristocracy that It
is very likely some action will be taken
to prohibit IL
It is a well-known fact that certain
ladles of title have In post years obtained
a Ciandsomo Income by Introducing
wealthy American and othor foreign wom
on at court, and Into tho best British and
French social circles.
Many chaperons, who have considera
ble raeanu of their 'own. Invariably pro
foss povorty and leave their proteges to
pay for everything house rent, dinners,
thoaters, traveling expenses, subscrip
tions to charities and what not, to the
tune of many thousands a year.
Thoro Ih now a growing feeling In Lon
don Boclely that something ought to be
done to put a stop to this sort of thing
by a social boycott of people who allow
themselves to act as professional eluip
orons In this way, and tho suggestion
hus boon mudu that If ladles aro discov
ered paying for tholr Introductions, their
presnntatlons at court should be canceled.
my typewriter assistant to do it. Sho
does it splendidly. She cuts out the
finest things horo and there, pastes
thorn together, as many as aro roquirod
for each act. If thoy'aro too long, the
impresario cau cut them short, vvnon
a manngor asks mo for a play I do us
I did a moment ago. I call Virginio,
my typewriter. 'Virginie,' I ask, def
erentially, 'can wo deliver throe nctB
beforo tno middlo of this month?' Vir
ginio savs sho hopos that it will be
easy. Sho haB just roceived a consign
ment of twenty-four clippings from nn
agouov. I simply toll her to look out
tnat tno clippings do not clash with ono
another. I cannot afford to repeat tho
samo passages, either."
' "But what about tho staging, the
dialogues, tho dramatis personae?"
"On, they full In lino outorauticallv
Tho monngera como to me and ask if
Bitch a thing woro not bottor In another
place. I tell thom. Upon my word,
I believe I havo found tho socrat now
how I writo my plays. Thanks for
having como to mo.
ICt mo add .that this .particular ro
porter camo vory near losing his .iob,
but his papor printod his story, and
only the fact that it made a great hit
ilEHS RED IS
Ten Cardinals Have Died
Within Two Years, Causing
as Many Vacancies.
Cpoclal Cablo to Tho Tribune.
ROME, Jan. 2i. Tho death of so many
distinguished cardlnalB within the last
couplo of years no leBS than ten leaves
a number of vacancies to bo filled In the
personnel of the sacred college, consist
ing, when complete of seventy members.
These aro divided up Into six cardinal
bishops, fifty cardinal priests and four
teen cardinal deacons. For their ap
pointment lt Is necessary to call a "sa
cred consistory," whoso business lt Is to
elect a new cardinal.
On thoso important occasions the pope
always presides in porson, and no uut
sldqr but a. reigning monarch of the
Catholic fulth Is entitled to bo pres
ent. Ills holiness Is first approached by
a special official, who prays for tho con
sent of the pontiff for holding the con
sistory. The pope having replied In the
affirmative, an hour is fixed and the
cardinals are summoned. After tho pope
has delivered an address, tne name or
names of thoso he has chosen are read
out and the consistory. Is declared closed.
After jnuny formalities In tho case of
each new cardinal, the camerlongo, or
master of the ceremonies, calls upon
tho nowly-olectcd cardinal and Informs
hlrn when tho pope will be pleased to
confer upon him the blrretta, or red hat.
Tho hat Is conferred at a public con
slBtory In the Bain Rogla of the Vatican,
to which tlio leadera of Roman society
are admitted, as well as embassadors to
the holy seja.
Tho coremony of conferring the scarlet
hut Ir full of Interest. Tho papal throno
Is covorod with a canopy of violet silk
dpcoratod with gold. Around the throno
Is a magnificent tapestry aurinounted by
the figure of "Religion." with her feet
on the world. The pope presents each
now cardinal In turn with his scarlet hat
In the midst of a great concourse. Tho
now headsear Is only worn by lt re
cipient for a few minutes.
Locating O ordinal's Will.
Spoclol Cable to Tha Tribune.
LONDON, Jan. 24. Tn connection with
the disappearance of the will and pack
ets of papors left by tho lato Cardinal
Rampolln, tho conviction Is expressed, In
an authoritative letter roceived In Lon
don from Rome, that the documents will
In ull probability be found In Switzer
land. According to this letter, lt Is com
mon knowldego in Vatican circles that
In anticipation of his early docwiso, the
Into cardinal dispatched last autumn to
an Intimate friond at Ouchy a nealod
box, which Is believed to have contained
papers of particular Importaoo.
ARE REAM BEST
English Metropolis Again In
terested in Materializa
tion of Spirits.
Special Cable to The Tribune.
LONDON, Jan. 24. Communication
with tho spirit world Is engaging tho at
tention of London again. Never baforo
have so many gh03t stories and so much
evidence of tho return of spirits from
beyond the grave been offered In the
magazines and newspapers.
Tho "mediums" In. and near London aro
reaping a rich harvost. It is becoming
Ouite the fashionable thing to Join one
of tho "spook circles" and Journey to
some dilapidated ' flat or dwelling In the
suburbs and there, after tho lights havo
been put out, to communicate with one's
departed friends through the "psychic
powers" df tho medium.
The Bond street palmists axo left
completely in the cold, and scores of
"mediums" who have frequently been ex
posed for trickery aro making hay while
tho sun shines. There Is one particular
medium who Is all tho rago jinst now
tho moro so because he Is so extremely
exclusive that people anxious to be pres
ent at one of his seances are obliged to
wait their turn for weeks. His name Is
Cecil Husk. Ho Is an old man, not vory
well educated, and almost blind. He
lives in a very modest dwelling In Pcck
hom on of London's many suburbs
and when ho Is well enough he holdH
"circles" on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Among Ills followers aro Sir William
Crookes, the eminent scientist, and Gen
eral Sir Alfred Turner. Mr. Husk
charges each person only one dollar, and
he could till his house dally and nightly,
but he does not choose to do so.
A well-known society woman who vis
ited Mr. Husk recently declares that she
saw her dead undo quite distinctly; so
distinctly. In fact, that sho was com
pelled to say "How aro you, uncle?" To
which tho "spook" replied: "I've got a
damned bud cough." The lady adds that
tho reply was Intensely characteristic of
hor departed relative.
Wedded and Jailed.
Special Cable to The Tribune.
PARIP, Jan. 24. Jucuuus Plchard was
on his way to bo married at St. Malo
when two gendarmes rode up to the
bridal party and arrested the bride
groom for stealing a bicycle. He ad
mitted the theft. The bride was In an
agony of fear, not for the result of the
court's Judgment of the thief, but bo
causo of the superstitious prejudice
against postponing tho marriage.
Finally tho gendarmes relented. 1 hoy
stood on each side of hlra whllo the cere
mony was performed, allowing him to
kiss tho bride, and then took him off to
BOH LAW IS A I
COMPLETE FAILURE I
"Very Nice Gentleman for a
Tea Party," but Not Sue- I
LONDON IS AWAKENING I
Finds That It Cannot Enter
tain Continentals as if
They Were Babes.
By PHILLIP EVERETT.
Special Cable to Tho Tribune.
LONDON, Jan. 21. We are within a H
fortnight of the reassembling of par
liament and the beginning of the laBt
lap of tho home rulo fight, but both '
great parties are, and have been for
some time, far too busy to occupy
themselves very much with the problem
which lies ahead, so much more as the
: outcome of it is a foregone conclusion.
I Internal dissension is troubling as well IH
tho liberal as the conservative party.
The farmers of England, 85 per cent
of whom were formerly stanch cou
servatives, are furious against the
torles, wnom thoy accuse of having
treacherously abandoned their cause
and gonu back on promises which many
of them had hoped would put new lire
into English agriculture, now slowly
dying, in vain they tried through the
National Parmers' union to voice their
gricvanceH in the conservative press.
.Uesporato at last., tho Par mors' union
turnod to the press of tho opposite
party, and found it more than willing
to.expo.HO this weak point in their ail
vcraaries' armor, which bodes well for
the government's land policy.
A scapegoat must, of course, bo
found to bear the blamo for the desper
ato plight in which the torv party fmda
itself, and it is frankly admitted that;
Bonar Law's leadership has been an
utter failure from beginning to end.
Ho is what Parnoll would havo called
a very nice gentleman for a tea party,
but the present situation calls for a dc
termincu leader with a dominating per
sqnnlity. Blatant Bonar Law. H
Here is what the Daily Citizon hsn Vf
say about him, and T do not think L
ever saw a more striking description
of tho man, nor of the present situa-
There are revolutionary ructions
going on, and the flustered and
anxious Mr. Law tries doses of
roscwater. His mind is common-
Eluce. He sees round no corners.
Le sacrifices tho future to the
present. He squirts little streams
of colored abuse, leads his coufid
ing followers down every tempting
cuT-dt-sac, avoids reserves and ret
lccnccs, always speaking on the
Htrideui top-note, says "certainly"
at night and "certainly not" in
tho morning, or "certainly not" at
Asliton and "cortainly" at Edin
burgh and calls it statesmanship.
Ambitious Londoners have enueav- IH
ored to make their home city the meot
ing place of the world. Time and again
they have asserted, though somewhat
prematurely, that London was rapidly IH
becoming the "playground of the IH
world." At the same time they failed
to realize that grown-up children, liko
real children, will not take to a play
ground whore any kind of play is for
bidden as too violent or immoral. With
the entente cordiale, the Franoo-BritiRh
exhibition and tho coronation, an enor
mous influx of visitors flowed into
They found London a queer mixture!
of village and metropolis, with all tho
vices of tho continental cities their
most aggravated forms, uninterfared IH
with by tho police aa long as thoy ro- iH
mainod hidden from the public eye.
They found plenty of theaters, with
brilliant actors whoso plays were Bilged
with a disregard of cost, unseen any- IH
where on tho continent, but they ,b1bo
found that after sitting In those fbr
hours thoy must go to bed stjpperloss IB
and hungry, 'because tho village curfew
law required all restaurants to cjoss
an hour aftor tho end of tho average
play. Thov found a city without Qnfes,
but with public houses crowded with
drink-sodden men and women endeavor
ing to swallow the greatest possible
niimbor uf drinks within the shortest
possiblo time, instead of sitting cozily
chatting at little tables enjoying ai
drink or two, as often as not non-alco-liolic,
before going homo with a clear i IH
Tbev saw all these things and -won-dared,"
and they told Londoners that
thoy did not care for that kind af a
nlavgiound; that thoy were grown-up
individuals not used io being dry nureod
and ordered about by the authorities
whose salaries thoy themselves paid and
who were meant to bo their earyants, jH
not their masters, and they said in JM
very plain words that London vronld
never bocomo "the playground" of tho
world unless all this were changod.
People Are Tired.
The eyes of the London villagers
were opened and thoy set to work to
change tho order of things in a way
which is typical of people who iavo
been made hypocritCH by antiquatod KM
regulations aud smug authorities, inov
wonted to bo up-to-dnto, but they did
not dare to be so openly, so they did J
not make known thoir wish lor res-
taurants to appease their hunger after
the theater. They began to found night
clnbs, which were practically public
restaurants; but, being nominally olubs,
were not subiect to tho general rules,
iust aa already existing clubs aro tho
public cafes o'f Londoners,
Now there is night life, in London,
iust as thoro is itt Paris and Berlin,
but it is hidden under the surface and
does not offend insular idoaa of morals