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The Panama Tolls.
To a certain extent the Panama and
Suez Canals will be competitors, and
that fact has been borne in mind by
President Taft in fixing the rate of
tolls. But in the field in which the
largest increase is expected there can
be no rivalry for Panama will enjoy
a irtual monopoly of patronage. In
future y-ars the question will arise
upon which of these bases tolls are
to be computed. However, there is
not likely to be an serious diver
gence of interests, and we ma 190k for
a reduction of rates whenever the vol
ume of traffic and consequent revenue
make that possible in justice to the
nation which has provided the capital
for the construction of the canal.
The President has kept within the
legal limit of tolls at Panama. The
law empowered him to prescribe tolls
of not more than $1 as a net register
ed ton, nor less than 75 cents a ton.
It was alo provided that the tolls
might be reduced for ships in ballast
The President fixes the tolls at $120
a ton of actual earning capacit, and
40 per cent less for essels in ballast
For naval ve-.els, he prescribes a dif
ferent basis for computing tolls, and
50 cents a displacement ton is pre
sumablv the legal minimum of 75 cents
a net registered ton.
A commendable feature is that the
President has been guided in his ac
tion b an expert report Prof John
son's statistics of actual commerce and
his estimates of probable commerce
thtnigli the canal hae been vvidelv
published and generallj are accepted
as authoritative In his supplementary
report, which is before u. he calcu
lates that the canal should reach a
self-supporting basi in twentv vears
We ma not look for a rush of com
merce at Panama such as there was
at Suez, but even if it does net begin
to approximate the popularity of that
waterwav it seems probable that the
Panama Canal will not on! win a
large share of existing commerce, but
by its offering of increased facilities
will stimulate and encourage an in
crease of commerce for its own ad
xantage The White House After March 4.
After next March the feminine ele
ment will have a larger representa
tion in the White House than it has
ever had before Even when but a
candidate, the President-elect's inter
esting familj could not escape public
attention and they bore the oraeal
with modestv and philosoph), and the
mistress of the household will have
valuable assistants in the discharge
of her duties in her three daugh
ters Few Presidents have had bet
ter reasons to felicitate themselves
upon o adequate a social equipment
for the responsibilities of the next four
ears as Mr Wilson and doubtless he
la conscious and appreciative of his
good fortune.
While there are thousands waiting
to see what the newly chosen Presi
dent will do after he assumes execu
tive authority there are perhaps al
most as man interested to know what
will be the social life of the White
House after the new occupants arc in
stalled That it will be of a charac
ter to command public approval there
are few to doubt There have been
few instances when the ladies of the
White House have not risen to the de
mands of the position; fewer still
when they have not been found worthy
of the distinction. Looking back over
a generation, wlvo would undertake to
pick flaws in the record?
There were some that maintained
that Mrs Hayes was the better half
dunng the four vears in which she
was the "first lady of the land." She
did exercise a strong influence upon
the social end of the executive func
tions, "frrti attained prominence in af
fairs. To-day her qualities would find
a still wider field, because there has
been rather marked progress along the
lines of her special activities.
Mrs. Garfield was a lady of domestic
tastes, but one who would have been
fully equal to the requirements to
which she had been elevated had not
the President's untimely death robbed
ier of the opportunity.
Mr. Cleveland entered upon his
duties a bachelor, but he did not long
remain so. His marriage was one of
affection, but had it "been one
simply of policy, fbr th'e purpose of
establishing in thCmansic-n a mistress
who would impart grace and dignity
and supply a tactfolneis which, was
perhaps some times lacking; in his own
personality, ,he could hardly hae
chosen more wisely. r
The social phases of President Mc
Kinley's administration were of a very
quiet character, because of the poor
health of his wife.
Mrs. Roosevelt has manifested sound
sense and as admirable a poise in her
somewhat exacting duties as any
woman who has occupied the place.
No doubt she has been the balance
wheel in many a somewhat trying
situation, and deserves high, respect
and generous applause for the man
ner in which she interpreted and
responded to her exacting responsi
bilities. Her husband never has had
a safer adviser in office or out of it.
President Taft has been fortunate
in the companionship of an accom
plished wife and an interesting daugh
ter. The PuMio Health Service.
The medical service of the govern
ment never was more efficiently ad
ministered than at -present. The doc
tors are enthusiastic in their work
and every year brings an improvt-
ment in the system and methods which
is bound to result in good. The task
of the examining surgeons in the va
rious ports' where immigrants enter is,
as the incident of the bubonic plague
illustrates, of the utmost importance to
the health of the country. If rats had
been refused admission to the shores
of the United States the Federal gov
ernment and California would have
been saved something like $4,ocqooo
to date. For it was one rat that
brought the bubonic plague. Rats, ac
cording to a medical authority, do not
transmit the plague to humans, who
acquire it from the bite of fleas which
infest (he rat.
The health officials are alive to the
weakness of the present system and
will call them to the attention of Con
gress. For the jear ended June 30,
igt2, 1,143,234 aliens applied for ad
mission to the United States, through
eighty-two places of entry. Of these
no less than 27,021 were recommended
by the examining surgeons for re
jection The duty of making physical
examinations of this army of strangers
was earned out by tvvent-six officers
of the Public Health Service, fiftv-five
acting assistant surgeons and some
others as medical inspectors This
force is insufficient to deal effectively
with the many cases the physicians are
called upon to examine, the service
is good at the great port', but several
causes contribute to make it difficult
to prevent the - entrv of diseased
aliens at some of the minor ports of
entrv So thorough is the medical
inspection at the Pacific ports that
the Japanese and Hindoos, who must
be watched for hookworm disease, are
avoiding those ports and trying to
make their entry through Mexico into
our border States The surgeons at
these smaller places are called upon
for duty at all hours of the day and
night and the government has diffl
cult, for the compensation allowed
by law, in securing competent men
One suggestion to increase the ef
ficicnc of the svstem of inspection is
that the international railroads shall
be prohibited from crossing the bor
der with trains bearing aliens except
during the day when it will be prac
ticable and convenient to make
thorough examinations. Other meth
ods would necessitate the assist
ance of Congress One is that more
commissioned officers be employed by
the Public Health Service, acquiring
enough competent men, adequate!
paid, to enable them to give their
whole time to the work of inspec
tion. A second plan would be for
Congress to provide an emergency ap
propriation for the employment of more
acting assistant surgeons. A third
is that the duties of the medical ex
aminer of aliens and inspector of im
migrants be combined. This would
not mean that every inspector of im
migrants should be 8 phvsician, but
that every medical exairtner should
also have the authority of an inspector
of immigrants.
California's Public Service Muddle.
It is being demonstrated somewhat
singularlj that there may be occasions
in the conduct of public utilities in
which it may be desirable to have
regulation in preference to compe
tition California is giving an illus
tration of this phase of modern busi
ness conduct San Francisco and
Berkeley under the direction of the
voters m an initiative resolution is
seeking to prevent the merger of two
local telephone companies on the
ground that it is against good public
policy for a single corporation to con
trol the field; that if there is a mer
ger of the telephone lines rates will
be increased, the service deteriorate,
and the results will be harmful to the
But it seems to make some differ
ence in what city one lives, and what
the local conditions' may be, whether
or not a corporation, having a n!o
nopoly of a public utility, is a good
thing. Pasadena is exulting because
after long litigation and the expendi
ture of large sums of money in law
yers' fees it has compelled its two
telephone companies to combine. The
suit was based upon precisely, op
posite assumption to that taken by
San Francisco and Berkeley, for Pasa
dena alleged that better service and
1 cheaper rates could be given. If one
company "was in -full control. '
Attacks upon corporations not in
frequently are made for "partisan and
political advantage. In many small
cities the electric lighting, gas distri
bution, and transportation are con
trolled, by single companies, operating
in their separate fields and the com
munities seem "to be satisfied with this
arrangement, which gives a maximum
of semce-at a minimum cost It is
quite clear that conditions may exist
that will make competition in some
localities ruinous to both capital and
the community served.
The fundamental need is wise regn
lation to prevent the abuse of mo
nopoly powers.
Mr. Eoo.evelfs latest "Kick."
Throughout the campaign Col. Roose'H
velt was persistent that he was not
getting a square deal from the news
papers. Of course there was no basis
for the charge, which reflected not
only on the -papers that were opposing
him, but upon his own supporters as
well Hut the Progressive candidate
cannot get the idea out of his head.
He returns to it in his recent procla
mation in which he declared ihat his
party polled between 400000 and
400,000 votes, "against the bitter hos
tility of 90 per cent of the press of the
country, against the furious opposition
of every upholder of special privilege,
whether in politics or in business, and
with the channels of information to
the public largely choked."
If there was any essential informa
tion about the colonel's campaign that
was suppressed by any paper he should
make it known. As a matter of fact,
the papers supporting Wilson and
Taft gave much more space to the
doings and speeches of Mr. Roosevelt
than the Bull Moose papers gave the
other side. But it is idle to attempt
to argue with Mr. Roosevelt He dis
likes opposition and criticism, how
ever fair. The case is well stated by
The New York Times.
The newspapers of the country,
which spent thousands of dollars 111
giving campaign publicity to CoL
Roosevelt and his Progressive party,
did not expect from the colonel grati
tude or thanks, or even the common
politeness 01 acknowledgment, but
thev had a neht to expect that he
would not be guilty of a shameless
perversion of the truth Never in
their history hav e the new spapcrs giv en
so much space to a Presidential can
didate as to Mr. Roosevelt The press
channels were indeed choked, but they
were choked lor months with the
Roosevelt reports And now he com
plains that access to the public ear
was denied him. Let him trj to
imagine what would have befallen him
and his Progressives if the news
papers had entered into a conspiracy
of silence He would not have car
ried a single State, he would have
fallen behind Debs.
There is something wrong with
Progressive morality when the leader
1 of that cause, who is the best adver
tised man in the Umted States, or for
that matter in the whole world, com
plains that the columns of the pres
have been closed against him
War and Moving Pictures.
Elderly readers of newspapers may
regret in the news from the war be
tween Turkey and the Balkan states
the absence of such vivid word pic
tures as the old-time war correspond
ents were wont to send The war
correspondents are on the scene, but
they will not be permitted to get any
thing into print until publication of the
news is considered safe by military au
thorities There is a strict censorship
on news from the field
But moving picture operators are on
the scene prepared to turn their cranks
as the fighting begins We shall have
the actual scenes displaed, no doubt,
in ever moving picture theater of con
sequence within a few weeks, unless
these who take the pictures arc killed
or the films destroyed The work of
the moving picture man is perilous, for
he must get close up to the scene of
action And when he has once obtained
his precious record there is no telling
whether he will be permitted to bring
it past the "lines "
Lloyds, which insures about every
thing, considers the occupation of the
cinematograph operators so perilous
that it will insure them only at 50 per
cent premium. But it will pay to take
and show moving pictures, and so tbey
will be taken and exhibited
Even editors have moments of regret,
especially when In the list of injured in
an accident never by any chance is a
proofreader mentioned
With a working majority of more than
100 in the House of Commons, the. British
ministry does not mean to let Itself be
turned out.
If it is true that Roosevelt has adopted
a policy of silence, the election has ac
complished more than was anticipated.
Voteless 'Washington has voted on one
of the largest straw-voting contests open
to men and women. The only tangible
result obtained nas an indication to the
country of the political complexion of
the center of national politics.
Called the Illnn.
Ftam the Boston Truuctipt.
"So you advertised for your lost purse.
pretending that the person who found It
was recognized?"
How did the bluff work? '
'Didn't work at all. Next day this ad
appeared in the same paper. "The recog
nized gentleman who picked up the purse
on Boylston Street requests the loser to
call at his house.' "
A'otblnn; Nctt Under the Son.
Ftom Judfr.
"My dear," said Adam, as he and Eve
were discussing the fall fashions in the
Garden of Eden, "which system of dress
making do you ravorT"
TOIl " reulled Eve thomrfitfnllir "iVovl
alt have thelrVmerlta, but the loose leaf I
system Is good enough tor me." J
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THC CITY 51 1.
The city fellow has to plod
Most of his time
He merelj sea the golden-rod
In current rhjmc
He has to toil to get the kale
To nil his purse.
He hardly ever sees a quail
Except In verse .
However, poets persevere
And point the wa
And he can tell that autumn s here
B what they say.
Inrlr PennyiTUe sijt
Diogenes Wombat has got the best
library in PlunkvlUe His father left
him a rile of newspapers three feet
XMjj otf
' If the gulf stream could he made to
flow up around Labrador, climatic con
ditions would be greatlj changed"
"Is that so '
"Yes. then vou could raise pineapples
there and land values would quadruple
' By hickory, that sounds good Let's
organize a company to promote It
OTcmbrr 17 In HIMorj.
November 17, 151J Balboa bumps Into
the Pacific Ocean and starts to march
around it. Of course, he didn't know
it was quite so large
November IT, 173T Boswell gets Dr
Johnson's plum-colored overcoat out of
Well -Viet.
' What luck in America, duke
"Prospects look pleasing Last week
I was Introduced to some beautiful
blonds with some beautiful bonds."
A Store Flower.
Alas, the ga chrj santhemum
Does not grow wild
I know no place to gather some.
My lovely child.
Of Course They re.
"After practicing for a couple of jears
a government scientist has learned to
make Are by rubbing together two sticks.
It's an old art, thought to have been
"I see Who sas sclentflo bureaus
ain't useful?"
One of Our Oirn.
' The Countess of Bunk Is coming over,
but fears she won t be able to stand
the holso and rush of America very
long "
"She has changed. She stood it for
thirty-eight years, until her daddy
struck copper In Montana "
A Few Years Hence.
"Well, how's politics among the suf-
We threw kisses at Mrs vvomoat.
our candidate, for an hour and seven
teen minutes"
AutoBrnph Copies.
'Why do you let the baby scrawl over
those valuable books?"
That's my Shakespeare set. ana tne
baby turns out a very fair representa
tion of Shakespeare's autograph You
know Bill was a bum writer."
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From Judge.
A perspicacious young man, passing
where an old colored man was busy set
ting Are to the dead grass In a meadow,
accosted him thus:
"Don't do that. Uncle Eb, don't do
that' '
"Why so, sah, why so?
"You will make that meadow as black
as you are.
'Never mind dat. san, never mina aai:
Dat grass will all grow out an- be as
green as you is:"
All In the Draw.
From Jodie. .
'A. spade Is a shade," sages say:
Bnt Tve found, when It comes to a rub.
When just one Is needed to "finish a flush.
That a spade Is mora often a club.
the occupation br Scrvla of the territory
haa been taken from Turkey In the
the alllra.
Some DIrcov erlea Vetr Madlton,
Wl., Reported by iirlentlata.
Several of the parties which the Wis
consin Archaeological Socletj has had in
the field In connection with the State sur
ve) which it Is conducting this year have
returned, says Madison dispatch to the
Milwaukee Sentinel
Dr George L. Collie and Bobert IL
Becker are preparing a report of the re
searches conducted In the vldnit) of
Grand Rapids. Nckoosa, Mrehan. Plover,
and Stevens Point on the upper Wlscon-
fin River Towne L. Miller who. with
an assistant left St Paul on June 3 to
make investigations along the Wisconsin
bank of the Mississippi River between
the mouth of the bt Croix and Prairie du
Chlen. has arrived in Madison on his way
back to his home In Rlpon.
In the coure of their investigations of
full two hundred miles of river shore
Miller and his assistant were successful
In making many observations of great
Interest to local archaeological science.
They succeeded in placing many sites of
earlv Indian camps and village, burial
pl-ices caches trails and groups of earth
works Fine photographs cf many o
these were obtained
George R. Fox. who, with II O Young
er. is at work for the soclet) on the west
shore of Green Bay has now reached the
mouth of the Oconto River "n his way to
Marinette The region which these men
are exploring is especlall rich In evi
dences of earl Indian life and their re
port when published promises to be valu
II E. Cole and Prof A S Flint
are le-iving Baraboo for Reedsburg,
where they will begin a sjstematlc survey
vej of tho sites of Indian archaeioglcal
Interest along the upper Baraboo River
and its confluent streams They will
make careful surveys of groups of earth
works known to exist near La Valle,
Woncwoc, Elro, Norwalk. and other
George II Squler has begun work of a
similar character In the lower Black River
VaIIe A number of Interesting effigies
are in tho mound groups of which he has
already completed rurve of a group of
mixed effigy and mortuarv mounds on
Turtle Creek. In Rock Count J, and C E
Brown a similar survey of several groups
on the west shore of Lake Waubesa, In
Dane Counti The State Is now publishing
his report of Indian evidences located
about the shores of I.ake Mmdota.
nimcultlc! of Impartial History.
OcU Chesterton. In Iradon lye VVitnna
The reason why you cannot have Im
partial history Is quite simple No man
writing for men whose jears are three
score and ten can narrate everything
that happened or even even thing that
is known to have happened during a sin
gle sear Ho must needs select and tell
us of the Important things that hap
pened: and what things he will think
Important will depend entlrelj on his
general theory at what was the big thing
that was hapnBing.
Thus, for example, when I was a boy
my history books told me certain things
about Hampden. But they never told me
that he was one of the richest men In
England. They told me that the long
Parliament compelled tho abandonment
of ship money. But tho did not tell me
that it substituted tor this direct tax on
property taxes that fell on the mass of
ordinary consumers And this was not,
I should suggest, because the writers
were either Ignorant of these facts or
bent on unscrupulous deception, but be
cause tho facts did not seem to them
relevant. They no more thought of men
tioning whether Hampden was rich or
poor than whether, lie was tall or short
They were no more concerned with the
precise fiscal arrangements made by the
Parliament than with the precise ar
rangement of seats In the Parliament
house. What they saw was a Parliament
standing for the people against the
tjranny of the crown. Had they seen,
as I now see, as the outstanding fact, an
oligarchy trying to establish Itself in
the place of a popular executive, Hamp
den's wealth and the long Parliament's
finance would have become for them, as
they are for me. facts of the first Im
A IleRulnr Meal.
From Judge.
He-eagerly swallowed even word sne
bestowed on him, he fed upon her every
look, he lived upon the smiles she gave
"That's what I can an all-consuming
passion l"
Foreign Gossip of Interest on
Both Sides of the Ocean
The scarab, like the swastika. Is an
example of the peralstenoej with which
certain, forms of symbolism, have held
the popular imagination and endured
from the earliest known time down to
the present day. The revival of the
scarab as a. decoration for clasps and
buckles, as well u a motive for fash
ionable embroideries in tlllc and In wool.
forma a marked feature of up-to-date
wrap and dresses. It 1 equally effective
either in the form of the oval beetle,
or 'when placed in the center of those
long, narrow wins, which are essen
tially Egyptian In style. Nothing could
be more decorative and at the same time
simpler than the use of this scarab de
vice, wrought either In beads, enamel,
or In metal. A part of a headdress, a
a fastening for a cloak, or for the dra
peries of a sown it 1 delightfully ef
fective, and an added attraction Is lent
to the ornament by the symbolism with
which it Is connected.
The use of the scarab as an emblem of
the ancient Egyptian religion can be
traced as far back a 6000 B. C It was.
In fact, commonly employed in connec
tion with religious observances, archae
ologists being of the opinion that when
atrunr- together in numbers, as found on
ancient monuments and in papyrl. they
represented the rosaries used by wor
shipers In prayers.
The practically Invariable presence of
the scarab among the wrappings of the
mummies and In the decoration of the
mummy cases points to Its havlps been
regarded by the ancient Egyptians aa an
emblem of resurrection. This symbolic
Interpretation Is. in fact, connected with
the old belief that beetles arose from
the dead, a belief which doubtless owes
Its origin to the habit of these Insects
of rolling their eggs In balls of sand, so
that when the young are hatched they
have the appearance of Issuing unaided
from the earth. Scarabs found In tombs
usually bear some Inscription from the
Egyptian "Book of the Dead." referring
to the exchange of an old heart for a
new. Hence arose, no doubt, the cus
tom of placing scarabs over the heart
of a dead person, the preservation of
whose body they were supposed to se
cure. In many cases the heart was re
moved altogether when the body was
embalmed, and was then replaced by a
The earliest scarabs were formed of
soft stone: later examples were made
of pottery or engraved on pieces of
hard granite. In color they either re
sembled that of the green Egjptlan
cockchafer or were that of fine deep
blue, characteristic of Egyptian pottery
beads The "back Is always in the form
of the sacred beetle and the flat base
is engraved in various was. according
to the period to which the scarab be
longs. Some bear the names of Egyp
tian kings, while others are engraved
with the portraits (rather impresslon-l-tlc
In style) of queens and various
roal personages Amenhotep HI was
accustomed to Issue his royal edicts on
the face of enormous scarabs, especially
constructed for the purpose, and smaller
ones were used by him as gifts, or to
convey to friends the assurance of his
good feeling
The meaning of those peculiar spiral
decorations, which so often appear on
scarabs as well as on ancient Egyptian
monuments, such as Cleopatra's Needle,
has been entlrelj lost sight of. but that
all such oevlces had a specific meaning.
however obscure, has been well estab
lished b antiquarian research
During the third century B C scar
abs were frequently fashioned from
gold and precious stones, and the fact
that they were wrought In certain sizes
seems to point to the fact that they
represented money values, and were em
ployed as a medium of exchange. But
for whatever purpose they were used
their mysterious!) sacred character al
was remained, and this has endured
wheresoever they are found, without re
gard to century or to country.
"Sugar Plum," Perhapa, Uoaata of
the Greatest Antiquity.
From the InttniAtiootl Confectioner
Of all candies perhaps the ' sugar
plum ' boasts the most ancient lineage
It was the Invention of one Julius
Dragatus. a noted Roman baker and con
fectioner, a member of the family of the
Dragatus put forth the first specimen
of this confection in the year 177 B C
The bonbons of this variety were called
dragatl. after their Inventor (dragees In
French), and their manufacture consti
tuted a monopoly enjoyed exclusively by
the Fabian famlb Whenever there was
a birth or a marriage In that family
great distribution of dragatl took place
as an evidence of rejoicing This custom
Is still retained by certain of the old
aoble families of Europe
The pastille Is of a far later origin
was Invented and Introduced into France
by an Italian confectioner, the Florentine
Pastilla. a protege of the Medici When
Maria de Medici married Henry IV of
France, Pastilla accompanied his rojal
patron to the French court, where his
bonbons soon achieved a tremendous
vogue. Even body ate the Florentine's
candles. They were ottered in ail na
Burnt almonds are a confection of
purely French origin, owing their Incep
tion to the gluttony of a French mer
chant One day, tradition has It. Mar
shal Duplessls-Pralln sent for Lassagne.
the Inventor of many toothsome dainties,
and bade him concoct a new bonbon
Lassagne searched, reflected, combined,
until he finally hit upon the confection
of burnt almonds, which were baptized
with the name of the old gourmet the
French for burnt almonds.
The Manhattan "Rah! Rah I"
From tho hr Tort San.
The sophomore class at Calumbla held
its annual smoker recently and was
entertained at the expense of twent
freshmen who fell into its hands as well
as at the expense of the Interborough.
the Union Railway Company, aid New
York City
There were about 100 members of the
class when a start was made for Colum
bia oval at Willlamsbrldge from the sub
way station at U6th Street While a sui
flclent number guarded the twenty fresh
men who had been captured for the
evening's entertainment the others re
moved the lights from the subway cars,
rouch-housed the guards and made life
miserable for other passengers until lSlst
Street was reached There surface cars
r taken over Jerome Avenue The
lights were removed from the cars, win
dows were smashed. Dell ropes puuru
and, other expressions of exuberant de
light given.
At the oval the sophomores put the
freshmen through such paces as Inven
tive minds could devise and finished them
off with a bath In a mixture of molasses
and eggs No member of the freshmen
class came to the rescue of his mates.
and the game of the sophomores went
forward without interruption, un tne
wav back the young men removed such
street signs as they could find in Van
Cortlandt Park ana tnen marcnea in
umphantly to the subway again By the
time they left the train at 116th Street
the cars looked like a naval target after
a cannonade. A good time was reported
by all the sophomores.
He ns natber Stupid.
From Jndgr.
"Your ears have never been plercedH
I asked, on converse bent
No; simply bored," the girl replied.
I wonder what she meant
Satisfaction la expressed In London
diplomatic circles' at the appointment of
Mr. Irwin K. Laufhlln a first secretary -at
the American Embassy In London, to
succeed Mr. William Phillips who U
granted a year's leave of absence at his
own request, and Is about to return to
Boston with hi wife and children.
Mr. Laughlln was transferred -from
Berlin. His appointment ha come to
him as a surprise, for he had Just taken
a splendid new house In the fashionable
Thlergarten quarter, and had It hand
somely decorated and furnished for hi
bride. Miss Therese Iselln. whom be
married at New Rochelle. N. Y.. last
month. As he I the wealthiest young
man in the American diplomatic service,
and his wife Is the daughter of Mr.
Adrian Iselln, the millionaire banker of
Well Street, they will prove valuable
additions to the American circle In Lon
don. Changes have just been made In the
tenancy of several well known London
residences, and the demand for country
houses within easy motoring distance of
London are increasing. American are
more fastidious In these matters than
English people, and often, after spend
ing lavishly upon renovation of a man
sion, tbey will sell it within a year.
Mrs. George West and ber sister, Mrs.
J,ohn Leslie, have owned several beauti
ful homes In Great Cumberland Place,
which they have disposed of In the past.
Later they occupied house In Hallam
Street. North Audley Street, Park Street.
and elsewhere, while Mrs. "West con
verted the old home of Nell Gwynne. at
St. Albsns Into one of the most attrac
tive country houses In England.
Mrs. Adair has disposed of her resi
dence in Curzon Street, having estab
lished herself at Adair Place, near Eagle
field Green, where American verandas
(porches), and garden-room now sur
round the old mansion.
Three jears ago Americans possessed
more hemes In Carlton House Terrace
than English people. Mrs. John Macka
Mr. William Astor. Mr. Anthony Drexel,
Mrs John Ward, and Mrs. Frederick
Guest then received there.
Mrs. Maldwln Drummona. widow or
Marshall Field, of Chicago, then se
cured the house at No 2. which adjoins
that of Lord Curzon, and spent enormous
sums on the reconstruction and ado-n-ment
of the interior A great ball was
glien when the house waa completed two
seasons ago; but now the owner has de
posed of It, and has gone to live at Cd
Iands, In Hampshire. In another dwelling
which she acquired recentlj
Few people trouble to build themelves
new houses in the heart of Lind"n but
this year half a doezn well-known Lib
erals are entering new homes built on the
coveted sites laid bare a year or two agj
near the Houses of Parliament, at the
Junction of fctnith Square and Churih
fetreet. In the heart of Old Westminister
The owners already established are Mr
and Mrs Reginald McKenna. the latter s
sister. Mrs. Francis McLaren, and Mr.
Russell Rea
Lord Dunsan. who with Lady Dunsany.
has returned to the famil) residence
Dunsany Castle, in Meath, Ireland Is one
cf the Emerald Isle's not very numerou
literary peers While he undoubtedly
heads the list, it is hardly quite clear that
he does not end It as well With tine Im
agination that finds expression in poetr
nd poetic prose, his writings breathe
a Celtic spirit. s in Greece it is et
dentl In Ireland the atmosphere, not the
blood, ' that has the most powerful In
fluence on the mind The Piunkett faml!
of one branch of which Lord Dunsany is
the head, are of Danish descent, and their
neighbors in Meath for long centuries
w ere not Celts, but Normans of the Pale
Lord Dunsany and Sir Horace Piunkett
are of the same blood, being nephew and
uncle. The difference is very striking be
tween the genius of the Idealist Peer and
that of his practical and utilitarian rela
(CodstkM. 1J12. br Conrt Ocvip Srndieste )
Sase Foundation Produces "The
Laurer'a Grip" In "Movies."
From the New Tor Tribune
Another moving-picture film with a
moral attached Is about to be sprung on
the waiting public This one is "The
Usurer s Grip." and the plot may be sur
mised from the title. The hero's child is
ill and he borrows money at a ruinous
rate thn loses his Job after a visit from
the "bawler out " His next employer is
more charitabl) Inclined, and when he
learns the circumstances takes the man
to a loan society which Is run on the
semi philanthropic plan Of course, the
District Attorne and the hero arrive at
the tatter's home at the ps etiological
moment and obtain restitution from the
"loan shark," who Is having the furni
ture taken awaj Already the sick child
had been taken out of the bed prepara
tory to Its removal.
A remarkable coincidence was brought
to light when the actor who takes the
part of the money lender found that he
had to take the bed from under the st k
child At one time in his career before
he adepted his present profession, he
was employed by a loan shark' as a
collector and once had had to do that
same thing This Is the answer to anj
skeptic who sas the plot is exaggerated
The scenario was written b Miss
Huntington, of the Sage Foundation, and
the film was produced bj a commercial
companj in co-operation with the de
partment of remedial loans of the Sage
Intrre-Atlua" People.
From tho Chmgn rm.
Maurice Maeterlinck is grievously trou
bled because he is famous before being
dead He says "Is there a single poet
worth of the name to whom this has
happened- It Is not a good omen "When
I think of men like Vllller de l'lsle
Adam and Barbey d'Aurevilly, who died
without knownlng a moment' glory. I
feel I am no longer worthy to die It
has been impossible to work for weeks
If this Is what they call glory nowadays,
then the artist should long for death."
During the Spanish-American war th
Navy Department, by way of a grace
ful compliment to the great universities,
renamed two converted cruisers Har
vard and Yale. Not long after Com
modore Dewey was asked what new
names should be conferred upon two
little Spanish gunboats that had been
captured in Philippine waters. "Oh." said
the commodore, we 11 Just call one the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and the other the Pennsylvania College
for Physicians and Surgeons
Reginald MacKenna. to whom was in
trusted the introduction of the Welsh
disestablishment bill is one of the oars
men in the British House of Commons,
having been bow of the Cambridge boat
that won the university race a quarter
of a century ago.
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