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Monster Throng Expected at
Columbus Statue Unveiling. BANQUET LIST IS GROWING Committee to Erect Stands for Spec . tators Along: Route of Procession. RIVALRY MANIFEST IN STATES Organizations of X. of C. Striving to Excel in Representation?Res ervation of Quarters. With the date of the unveiling of the Columbus memorial only a month away, the energies of the committees represent ing thp Board of Trade. Chamber of Commerce, Knight? of Columbus and other bodies interested in attracting to the National Capital a monster throng June 8 are being increased. .At the national headquarters of the Knights of Columbus In the Woodward building a large force of clerks has been kept busy handling the correspondence relating to the participation of the mem bers of the order In the unveiling parade, tlio public dinner that will be held the evening of th*> 8th of June, and the large variety of other features. Every day's mail brings further accessions to the lists of those who will participate in the cere monies. both as paraders and spectators. It is anticipated that the parade will be bast thrt*e or four hours In passing a given point, and the determination to erect commodious stands along the route is highly commended. Canadian Delegation Coming. A letter was received yesterday from J. A. Mercier of Montreal, Canada, a mem ber of the national board of directors of the Knights of Columbus, in which he states that the Dominion will send at least 2.."*>0 persons to Washington for the unveiling. The Canadians will come In special trains, reaching Washington Thursday, June 6. Among the prominent men in the party will be Sir Edward Mor ris of Newfoundland. Sir George Garneau of Quebec, T. D. Deegan of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Martin H. Carmody, in charge of the "On to Washington" movement in Michi gan. writes that there will be 500 men from his state in line, and that there will be 600 others in the party. Neal Power, state deputy of the Knights in California, informed the Washington headquarters that his jurisdiction wiil send a delegation of 80o in two special trains. Mr. Power made a reservation for 80 persons at the public banquet, which will be held the evening of June 8. New Jersey will have 1,500 men in the Knights of Columbus division of the pa rade and State Deputy Cornelius A. Mc Glennon informs headquarters that through their "On to Washington" club and the railroad tourist agents he learns that about 2.5u0 additional persons will come to Washington for the unveiling ceremonies. W. J. Moriarty. state deputy of Kansas, writes that his jurisdiction will be well represented at the memorial unveiling. Similar encouragement has been received from Alabama, which will send a special train of the knights and their ladies; In diana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri syid other middle and far western states. Chicago Secures Quarters. About five week* ago a committee rep resenting the Chicago knights, headed by Thomas P. Flynn. came to Washington and made reservations for 1.500 persons. A similar committee representing New York city was in town at the time- Dan iel J. Griffin of Brooklyn, state deputy for New York state, represented his Ju risdiction and met the Chicago commit tee in the lobby of a downtown hotel. Since then each Jurisdiction has been putting forth herculean efforts to outdo the other in the coming festivities. So far the Chicagoans are in the lead. They have four floors at the New Raleigh Ho tel, the dormitories of a fashionable boarding school on the outskirts of the capital and several private dwellings. Mr. Flynn also purchased 250 tickets for the public banquet. The Chicagoans '?will be all together in one section," which will be headed by the Chicago Na tional Guard Band of forty pieces, and they will have a float as one of the fea tures of their display. Quotas of Other States. The state of Pennsylvania will have about 8.000 men In the Knights of Colum bus division of the parade. Massachusetts and the New England states will have about 15,000 men in line. Many visiting organizations will bring their own ^>ands. The Knights of Colum bus and other organizations have engaged practically every musical organization in this section for the parade, so there will no lack of music along the entire line of march. Sum of $35,000,000 Due . Missing Persons in Hands of England. special Cablegram to The Star. LONDON, May 4.?The sui? of &15.000. tiOO is in the hands of the British gov ernment waiting to be claimed by the rightful owners or their heirs. According to Sidney H. Preston, who lias made a study of this subject, a re cently issued parliamentary paper shows that the dividends on government stocks "due and not demanded" on January 3. 1!?12, were $324.?*75. The non-claimants were in all likelihood investors who have died. "The greater portion of these sums," ?aid Mr. Preston yesterday, "is handed ?ver to the government in reduction of taxation, on the understanding that when claimants make good their case the sums they are entitled to are reimbursed. "The total amount of accumulated un claimed stock and dividends taken over In this way is about I25.000.0W. and 1 estimate that there is over $10,000,000 in h^id unappropriated, making $.'(5,000,000 In all. "There seems to be no reason why the names and last known addresses of the fttockholders should not be published, weeing that the last list of these unclaim ed funds was issued as far back as the year 1845. '.'In no other country could there be so much derelict gold The explanation lies In the extent of the British empire and the migratory and enterprising habits of the British population." OPPOSED TO HANGING. Oregon's Governor Respites Murder ers. Hoping People Will Abolish Law. COR V AI jLIS. Ore , May 4 ?George and Otiarles Humphreys, convicted of the murder of Mrs. Kliza Griffith, near Philo math, under sentence to be hanged June 34, have been taken to the penitentiary git Salem. Gov. West has said he would not per mit an execution for murder during his term. He said he could not commute the ?witence of the Humphreys, but would grant a reprieve until after the November election, when it is expected the voters will pass upon the question of abolishing capital punishment. Center of Violent Discussion Because of Remark. PRAISES ITALIAN TROOPS Says He Conld Conquer Half Europe ; With King Emmanuel's Soldiers. KAISERIN IS POOR HEALTH Much Concern in Germany Over Her Condition?Wants Litera ture in Hebrew. Special Cablegram to The Star. BERLIN, May 4.?The kaiaer and his doings and sayings will apparently form the center*of a violent discussion In the reichstag in the near future. No denial has yet appeared of the emperor's report ed statement that he could conquer half of Europe if he had Italian troops behind him?one of those idle complimentary re marks, which, of course, ought not to be taken overseriously. The Rhenish Westphalian Gazette says sarcastically that it is an insult to the kaiser to suggest that he desires to con quer the world when his actions in con nection with the Agadir prove the ex act contrary. The conservative Post speaks in con tempt of the Italian civilization, which it declares is about the lowest in Europe. After a number of similar Courtesies the ' paper demands a sharp denial in the j official court circular of the statement, j which, if actualy made, would have been a monstrous Insult and a screaming in gratitude to the German people. The radical Morgenpost Bays no one watching the Italian performances in Tripoli could sanely suggest that such troops could help the kaiser win the half world or half Europe, either. On the other hand the clerical press is apparently anxious to give the situation a different turn by defending the kaiser at the expense of the chancellor, whom it now attacks, owing to his supposed un compromising maintenance of the letter of the Jesuit law. "Let the kaiser alone," say the Germania and the Coel nlsche Volkszeitung, in effect; "he always manages ultimately to fascinate any foreigner he meets and the net re sult is good, though there may be, and usually are, trifling awkwardnesses soon after these interviews." Encourages Army Dueling. The Catholic press is giving prominence to two apparently gross instances of di rect encouragement by the kaiser of army dueling. In one case an army doctor, who was insulted at Badmergenthelm during the imperial maneuvers of 1900, took the matter before the courts, but refused the challenge of the man who insulted him, owing to conscientious scruples, maintaining that dueling was opposed to I the divine commandments, human law, I good sense and duty to one's family. I The matter was brought before a court I of honor, which declared that the doc-1 tor had not acted in a manner befit-1 ting his rank In failing to exact due | satisfaction from a colleague who had I insulted him. The court decreed his dismissal from the army. I The decision was brought before the kaiser, who, while declining technically to confirm the sentence of the court, holding that a question of religious scruple was not one for a court of honor to discuss, declared that an army doctor whose views on the subject of dueling "are basically opposed to those of his colleague could not remain in the serv ice." in view of the fact that the doctor had given no occasion for the insult his j majesty would, as an act of grace, allow I the doctor to send in his paper* I'm-1 mediately. In the other case a captain who re fused to fight a civilian received an im perial warning Instead of dismissal. Suggests Jewish Literature. * A serious suggestion by a Jewish man of letters. Herr Max Goldstein, that his coreligionists should aid in creating a I Jewish literature in the Hebrew language I instead of writing in German is the sub ject of much discussion- The idea from I which Goldstein starts is that Jews can- I not create German literature or art, be- I cause they are Israelites, not Teutons, and that the genuine German despises the I literary output of German Jewry. Teutons will not admit that the Jew can ever I become a German. Jewish writers, there fore. will do well, according to Gold-1 stein, to create their own Parnassus, use I their own historic tongue as a literary ve- I hide, and thus build up a new Hebraic I culture Independent of Christian influence. Jews who oppose the suggestion point to I the success Jews in Germany have met with in literature and art in the la?t hun- | dred years?ever since, in fact, they were emancipated: and predict that another hundred years will see them, owing to various causes, notably mixed marriages, absorbed, at least, for literary and artis tic purposes, in the German people- It is clear, however, that before a modern Hebrew literature comes into existence the Hebrew language must again become, I what it has long ceased to be, the mother I tongue of the German Jew. Concern Over Xaiserin's Health. Some disquiet is expressed over the J condition of the kaiserin. Three weeks I ago she began a prolonged "cure" at Bad Xauheim at the sanatorium of Dr. Grobel, I whose specialty suggests that the empress has gone to Nauheim for heart treatment. The kaiserin will remain under her spe- I clalist's cafe for another week or two and I will then rejoin the kaiser at Wiesbaden. J The kaiserin is in her fifty-fourth year; j she is her husband's senior by severalI months- She is growing old most grace fully, and is still a figure of genuinely I queenly type. It is known that she has been subject in recent years to attacks I of vertigo and kindred ills, and the Nau-1 helm "cure" which has now been pre- I scribed for her tends to confirm the I fear that some organic affection of tfee I cardiac region has developed. The empress' never-failing companion I is her only daughter, the Princess Vic toria Lulse of Prussia. The fact that the "Little Princess," as she is still affectionately called, is not with her mother at Xauheim, is attributed in quar ters. which ought to be "well Informed" to a love affair, which resulted so dis tressingly that her parents thought it de sirable to provide her with diversion and distraction far away from Potsdam. The hero of the romance is said to be a guardsman, bold and handsome, but of a rank and religion which put a match with the princess royal beyond the realm of possibility. SONG COMPOSER DEAD. Henry Trotere of England a Self Taught Musician. Special Cablegram to The 8tar. LONDON. May 4.?The death of Henry Trotere, the well known composer, oc curred recently at Fulham, where he had lain very 111 for some time. He -was fifty years of age. Mr. Trotere, who was of Irish descent, was a self-taught musician and owed his eminence among present-day song writers to sheer hard wArk combined with a nat urally optimistic temperament. His most successful songs were "In Old Madrid" and Asthore, ? which have found their ZZfiFJZB c#rn*r of the ewth where English-speaking people are to be fonnd. As a writer of musical comedy Mr. Tro tere also met with success, and in that sphere of work he created something of a record by writing and scoring a two-act Piece, -The Skirt Dancer." Sgix w?eki Fair tonight. Sunday unsettled, with little change in tempera ture. CONDITION OF THE WATER. Temperature and condition of water at 8 a.m.: Great Falls? Temperature, 61; condition 35. Dalecarlia reservoir?Temperature, 60; condition at north connection, 18; condition at south connection, 15. Georgetown distributing reservoir?Condition at influent gate house, o. UP-RIVER WATERS. Special Dispatch to The Star. HARPERS FERRY, May 4.?Potomac and Shenandoah both very cloudy. Terch Txshikg Near Chainipse Big: catches of white perch this season have largely Increased the number of an glers, the sight of long strings of big fish having given the fishing fever to scores of persons who had never been on the river to try their luck with rod and line. "When four anglers are able to fill four split baskets with big white perch," re marked John W. Hurley after an after-] noon's outing with Dr. A. A. Marsteller and two friends, "it's enough to start anybody in the direction of the river." Two days this week the perch seemed to have taken holiday, so far as many of the anglers were concerned, although many big catches were made the other days. Mississippi catfish and yellow perch are also being caught. During the present fishing season boats and bait have been in great demand, es pecially Sundays, and those who have failed to engage them ahead of time have been frequently doomed to disappoint ment. Many of the largest white perch taken from the river this week were caught wltii live bait. The question of bait is usually a perplexing one early in the sea son for the reason that expensive soft crabs are not obtainable by all anglers, and the crab is generally looked upon as ? favorite bait. Thomas Dove, member of the Columbia Fishing Club, let out a secret this week about bait for white perch and it was tried with a marked de gree of success. He told of having taught white perch and other fish with cut flounder. "It is more like soft crab than any other fish," he stated, "and the fish will take the bait." Anglers who tried it were successful. AI Reynolds and Thomas Cole probably showed the most attractive bunch of white perch this week. They are experts with rod and line, but they are not satis fied to land a long string of small perch. "It is quality and not quantity with us." one of them remarked, exhibiting a string of two dozen or more big fish. They were on the river several hours, starting from the foot of 34th street and going to the vicinity of the Three Sisters. Not having had much luck, they dropped down to the lower point of Analostan Island and finished their day's sport. Instead of baiting with crab and worm and catching everything that came along, they used live bait, and when a fish takes a pike minnow, they say, it is apt to be a good one. William R. Johnson, the popular Capi tol employe, and Frank Johnson fooled the perch successfully. "Bill" Johnson, as the former is so familiarly called, has long been known as an ardent bass fish erman, but not until recent years has he condescended to try his hand at catching perch. "He was a pretty good pupil." remark ed one of the older anglers, who saw the two return to Edes' mill with a basket of fish weighing twenty-four pounds. Mrs. Robert E. Volkmer, recalling the number of strings of perch her husband had brought from the river, decided sev eral days ago that she would go with him. Joe Perron, oarsman and angler, volun teered to go along to look after the oars, and D. J. McDonnall was the other mem ber of the party. There was nothing the matter with the bait the quartet had, but the fish just did not seem to be in biting humor. The party caught a few fish, however?enough for breakfast for the Volkmer family? and the outing, Mrs. Volkmer agreed, was an ideal one. Chatham Towers, George W. Boyd, William Coombs and William Towers, representing the force of the office of the collector of taxes, were on the river Saturday, after closing hours, and were well satisfied with their luck. "Everybody's catching fish today," they were told when they reached Fletcher's, and they felt encouraged. From the shore the four anglers went to Walkers point and anchored. Not dur ing their several hours' stay on the river did they feel the necessity of moving to another place. The fish were quickly at tracted by their enticing bait, and about 100 perch were landed. Four Mississippi catfish were caught by the quartet. H. E. llay and L?ee Pitchlyn started from Reynolds' Wednesday afternoon with a determination to catch some real big perch. They were not disappointed. They rowed across the river to a point opposite the foot of 31 st street, dropping anchor in the channel nearer to Analostan Island. There they enjoyed a tilt with the white perch which lasted for several hours, the fun being fast and fivrious for about an hour of that time. When the smoke of battle had cleared away they weje able to gaze on a boat bottom covered with their silvery-sided antagonists. The anglers. Hay and Pitchlyn, caught some of the finest big white perch ever hauled over the side of a boat. The fish were of unusual size, many of them weighing about a pound. It was decided that a dozen of these fine, large fellows were worth a boatload of the little bait teasers caught in the rapids of the upper river. John W. Hurley played in hard luck during the week. Two trips to the river netted him scarcely anything. Sunday he had the luck experienced by other anglers and Wednesday he experimented on the lower river, where he caught only a dozen perch and three catfish. GAIN FREEDOM OT USE OF VENMING SHAFT Two of Six Prisoners Who Broke Jail at Chelmsford, England, Still at Large. Special Cablegram to The Star. LONDON, May 4.?Two of the six prisoners who made a dramatic escape from the old Shire Hall. Chelmsford, are still at large, defying the effort of about 100 policemen and wardens to capture them. The prisoners at the Shire Hall, Chelmsford, are kept while waiting trial in several large common cells beneath the building. Prom these cells are un derground passage runs connecting the cells with the two courts above. The six men who had escaped had been permitted to stand in this passage owing to the crowded condition of the cells, and their place was close to a ventilating shaft measuring thirty-two inches by eighteen inches which runs from the passage straight out on to the roadway, on the same level, for a distance of about twelve feet. Taken for Laborers. Choosing the moment when no warders were looking, the six prisoners, one after the other, crawled through this ventilat ing shaft, and at the street end forced a rather insecure grating, which gave them a clear passage to freedom. They wrenched the grating from its hinges and flung It back. Surrounding the outlet of the shaft, which is opposite the police station, are iron railings six feet high. These the men clambered over and then walked coolly down the street. No notice was taken of them by people who were pass ing, the Impression being that they were workmen engaged in the repair opera tions which are going on at the Shire Hall. Passing down New street to a neighborhood thoroughfare, the men dis covered two bicycles and appropriated ? them. Six hours after the escape one of the army of outposts on country * roads caught two of the convicts pedaling their stolen bicycles toward London. Two others were captured walking along the high road near Brentwood. SPECIAL LICENSE NEEDED. ? Wedding .at Old Temple Church in London Entail^ Expense. Special Cablegram to The Star. LONDON, May 4.?The rare event of a wedding at the old Temple Church, Lon don. occurred when Kenifeth Stirling, nephew of Sir James Stirling, formerly, lord justice of appeal, and Miss Gladys Woodcock, daughter of Drysdale Wood cock, a barrister of the Middle Temple, were married. "It is the first wedding at this church for eight or nine years," said an official of the temple. "About flye, T believe, have been celebrated in the past seven teen year?." As the church is not in any ecclesiastical parish or dioc?se. a J-pccia* license for the marriage, costing $150, had to be obtained from the Archbishop of Canterbury. FOR LINERS' SAFETY 1 1 Recommendations to Be Urged by Senator Smith. INCLUDE DOUBLE BOTTOMS Full Lifeboat Equipment Also Will Be Favored. DRILLS AND DANGER SIGNALS Use of Searchlights on All Large Transatlantic Steamers Is Con sidered Advisable. NEW YORK, May 4.?The net results of the Titanic Investigation and the pro posed recommendations of the .Senate committee that has been conducting the inquiry here and in Washington have been outlined by Senator Smith, chairman of the committee. The recommendations will include doa ble bottoms for all large vessels, full lifeboat equipment, searchlights, danger signals, double watches at night, two man wireless service and avoidance of the northerly track in the Iceberg season. The recommendations that Senator Smith purposes to urge upon the commit tee, and which he expects to submit to the Senate, and hopes to see enacted into legislation binding upon all vessels sailing American waters or calling at American ports, were summarized by him last night as follows: Double bottoms on all large vessels, such as the Lusitania and Mauretania have. Such a protection very possibly would have saved the Titanic. The new White Star ocean liner, the Gigantic, is to be equipped with a double bottom. Lifeboats for All. Complete lifeboat equipment for every human aboard, lifeboats to be first-class in construction and equipped with com passes and lights. Searchlights for all large steamers. Some general and unmistakable danger warning signal for the passengers to be used when any accident occurs. A siren blast or something equivalent is Senator Smith's idea. Two-man wireless service, so as to pro vide constant night and day service, to be under absolute control of the captain. Regular lifeboat drill on all vessels and a system based on the navy plan giving to every man of the crew an appointed duty and place in time of danger. Some plan by which passengers will know instantly what to do, when an acci dent happens, what lifeboat they should proceed to, where the boat is, who will be in command of her, and what seat the passenger should take. The same plan to give full instructions to passengers concerning lifeboats, etc. Double watches at night, and shorter hours for the men on watch. Night Glasses for Lookouts. Night glasses for the lookouts. All ocean-crossing vessels to take the southerly course in the iceberg season. Senator Smith also will recommend that wireless operators be instructed to send at once in every direction word of any accident to a passenger-carrying ves sel, and that even though some other boat has gone or is coming to the' dam aged vessel's assistance, the full details or stations within call. The senator has other ideas also, relating largely to the operation of the wireless news service on board ocean vessels, but he is reserv ing his plans in this connection till he has had more time to look into the mat ter. When asked to express his opinion concerning the net result of the ef forts of himself and his colleagues on the committee. Senator Smith pointed to the transcript of the proceedings, containing more than 300,000 words, he said, and went on: Got All Information. "We certainly got all the information possible, even to the smallest detail, and It is a matter of pleasure that we got it right from the officers and sea men of the Titanic themselves?all Britishers, too. The stories they told of what happened on board the sink ing vessel are the real foundation for the recommendations we will make, and it cannot be said that we are influenced j solely by the harrowing tales of the j surviving passengers we examined. But we also gained a great deal of valu able information from the passengers whose heads were cool enough In those critical moments to notice what was going on. "I am convinced that the Titanic re ceived every warning necessary in the matter of her approach to the ice flelds. She should have stopped, as did the Virginian, when she found herself in the ice. "The horrible impression remains on my mind that the people of the steer age did not get half a chance. Col. Archibald Grade, who was one of the last to leave the Titanic before she went down, testified to having seen in the last min-'tes a crowd of men and women from the steerage appear on the upper decks. Why hadn't those steerage people appeared on the boat decks before? Had they been re strained from doing so?" FAVORITE OF SULTANS DIES AT IDE AGE OF 112 Redjeb Aga a Remarkable Fig ure in Turkish Court Life. Special Cablegram to The Star. CONSTANTINOPLE, May 4.?A remark able figure has disappeared from the court life of the padlshah and caliph by the death of Redjeb Aga, who was buried last week at the picturesque cemetery- of his native place, Scutari, on the Asiatic coast of Bosphorus Redjeb began his servk-es at the court In 1839, soon after the ascension to the throne of Sultan Abdul Medjid. He was such a faithful and able servant and so exceedingly witty, withal, that he be came the favorite of his master, who be stowed upon him every possible favor money, rank, houses, etc. Redjeb soon found himself enormously rich. This, how ever. never made him proud or over bearing, and he continued to enjoy the good will and admiration of all at court and outside of it. Made Tutor to Prince. When the splendor-loving Abdul Assis became padishah, in 1861, Redjeb was promoted to the high rank of a "lala" (tutor) to Prince MuTad, who ascended the throne as Sultan Murad V in 1876. Lala Redjeb continued to acquire riches and favors, and he possessed letters of approbation and gratitude from all three of the above-named sultans. Many a charming story is told of his cunning, shrewdness and generosity. But the "Red" Abdul Hamld came to the throne, and all was changed for poor Redjeb in the twinkling of an eye. Abdul was Jealous of his riches, of his influ ence. of the admiration everybody paid him, and he imprisoned him. For many years the innocent lala was kept de tained in a special cell at Yildlz Kiosk. Redjeb was released only with the ad vent of the constitution. Tie did not sur vive long, as the privations of his incar ceration were too many and too se vere for the old man. He died at the age of 111 years. i ! Allege^ Sentimental Misunder ! standing Between Sexes. j THEME OF ITALIAN PAPER Writer Suggests There Is Something Radically Wrong With Society. GRECIAN PRINCESS CENSURED Hostile Attitude to Preaent Political Situation Alleged?Craze for Bridge in Paris. Special Cablegram to The Star. PARIS. May 4.?The Italian paper La Donna (The Woman) this week puts this question to its readers: "Is there a senti mental misunderstanding between the sexes?" Is it a fact that In the higher evolved classes there does exist a sentimental misunderstanding between the sexes which is an obstacle to a perfect love compre hension? Is man or woman the chief cul prit in this misunderstanding? Will a change of attitude come about first in woman folk or in men? That is, will the men gradually accept the new conditions of women, or will women return to the ancient boundaries and fulfill their mis sions of wives and mothers? The general opinion seemed to be that something was radically wrong with mod ern society, and that true love was de clining through the fault of both parties, the one becoming ever more pleasure seeking. the other trying to make itself nothing else but a pleasure sought. One writer declared that two prominent factors undermined the change of a great and true love in the present day?one was money and the other time. Life entails so much expense ? luxuries have become necessities to such an extent that the ac quisition of money is the all important object of daily struggle; to get the utmost possible money in the shortest possible time constitutes the success or the failure of the individual. Man. with this one all absorbing object in view, has no time to make love; and if a deep sentiment rises in him it is starved out for want of scope, and because it is looked upon as an enemy?something which comes be tween him and his work. But One Bemedy Suggested. If this is the cancer eating out the heart of sentiment between the sexes, there can be but one remedy?the financial independence of women, which, doing away with the bugbear "money" will make them no longer a "waste of time" for men, but congenial companions. One of the Italian writers, Luciano Zuccoli, ridicules the mere idea of a pos sible sentimental misunderstanding be tween the sexes. He says that men and women 'understand" one another all right; that the trouble comes when to "be faithful to the understanding'' is asked of them. Somebody wrote the following pessi mistic statement of love: "Love is the greatest of all frauds and sadnesses, be cause It is the supreme and vain effort of man to escape from the solitude of his Inward self." This attitude of looking upon love excludes a possibility of un derstanding between the sexes, for it Is purely based upon men's lowest selfish motives, and the gratification of these can only mean a disillusion to both parties. Jeronima Dieda, in dealing with the subject, reverses the argument. She says that what exists between the men and women of the higher classes is not a "misunderstanding," but an "underr standing" to put love out of the ques tion. They look at life In a practical way, totally devoid of sentimentality. What Is the use, they say, of building a castle which any circumstance can demolish, and which will be assailed by invincible enemies In the way of tempta tions and barriers? "Pleasing for the Time." "Much better for these birds of passage to just take a fancy, fan It for a little while into a spluttering flame, and when it dies out begin again. There is no sacrifice; there is very little work ex pended in these love affairs?others take their places; they are pleasing for the time; they answer their superficial pleas ure-giving purpose; they are amusing,: like film of the cinematograph of life, throbbing with fictitious existence. "Will things change?will women return to their state of submissive ignorance? This is hardly likely. The equality of the sexes is, no doubt, a myth?men and women being physically, mentally and morally constructed on different lines to fulfill different purposes. The greater un-| derstanding will com? with the greater give-and-take on both sides. When the one and the other will have found that a life without sentiment is a life lost, they, will forego much for one 'warm, con soling handclasp'; when they realize how everything changes when lit by the great flame of the 'sacred fire' they will look for it. and they will cling to it in supreme understanding. It is neither the women going back to the past, nor the men going forward enough to accept their future emancipation that can touch those chords which alone can dispel doubts and fears. While men look upon women as ?things' to be had for the asking, to be won over by righteous or foul means, and then to be cast aside as worthless be cause 'they have renounced all for their sakes,' the misunderstanding will ever exist. "It is the setting out upon the 'love campaign' which is at the root of the evil. The women of the independent type, as | serting their rights, demanding their due, striving against, flghilng and defying men whom they have no power to captivate; the coquettish women, decked out In their finest colors, to catch on their bait any little unwary, freese sentiment by denying its existence, and those who are hysteri cally sentimental and forever tediously falling in and out of love?It Is amongst all these that the 'misunderstanding' exists." Crown Princess Incurs Censure. The Crown Princess of Greece, who is now the guest of her brother, the kaiser, at Corfu, has been incurring the censure of the chief ministerial paper at Athens for what it describes as her "irrecon cilably hostile attitude to the present po litical situation." But therein, if it be true, Princess Sophie is only following in the footsteps of her English mother, who was ever opposed to the policy of Bismarck?to such an extent, Indeed, as once caused her husband, the Crown Prince of Prussia, to make public proc lamation of his antagonism to the acts of his father and his new premier of "blood and iron, with the result that the heir to the throne was within an ace of having to join the banished duke in the forest of Arden. Princess Sopfrie, the present leader of the opposition at Athens, was ever the kaiser's favorite sister, whose wedding in the Hellenic capital he journeyed to attend. When the Duke of Sparta went to Berlin to sue for the hand of the princess he was dubbed by the wits of that caustic capital as the "Herzog von Quarta," or "Duke of Fourth Form"? from his Juvenile, chubby and moon faced appearance. Dress Designers Busy. What will be the fashion this summe?? The dress designers, having got their spring modes on the market, are now turning their attention to the next sea- j son. Devising fashions Is not entirely a case of cudgeling brains. It is largely j a matter of patient Inquiry'. The past is laid under contribution, and so the dress makers at the present moment are mak ing a diligent search in the print room of the National Library in the Rue Richelieu. It is from old prints that they are drawing inspiration for their future creations. I Prints shewing costumes of all kinds ? * Shorty McCabe at His Best The philosophical, whimsical, slangy and. at times, fantastically funny boxing professor "comes back" in our next Sunday Magazine. Not that Shorty has ever ceased to be a "live one." but there are occasions when a story about him will not only scintillate with humor, but pulsate with human sym pathy as well, while pointing a moral without seem ing to. That is the way most of us like to acquire morals?when we acquire any. "One of these beamin'. jovial gents, J. Scott Burrill was, with the trick of gettin' confidential on short notice and a way of pawin* you on the shoulder like he was an old college chum." "Going Through With Alec" tells how J. Scott Burrill, who was a Florida land promoter, came into contact with Shorty, who "put it over" on him. Alec was one of J. Scott's victims. Sewell Ford never wrote a better story, if indeed he ever wrote one so good. "The Bully Bucaneer" is a clever story of the sea by S. Ten Eyck Bourke and Charles Francis Bourke. Little Mister Doctor yy is a strong tale of self-sacrificed love, with a coal mining town as a background, by Florence Selden Peple. "The Lost World" is the great serial by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. These stories, and "MIND POISONS AND THEIR ANTIDOTES," by Dr. Eugene Lyman Fisk, in the next Sunday Magazine OF THE SUNDA Y STAR and all centuries are being closely exam ined. The dressmakers seize on a detail here and pick up an idea for a decora tion there. Those dresses which made a sensation In the reign of Louis XV or under Charles IX, the styles which were popular in Athens or Venice, these, we are told, will be duly considered in de signing the dresses to be worn this sum mer. Thus the secret of the charms of women's dresses are really to be found in the room of engravings in the na tional library. The dressmakers get many of their ideas there, but, of course, elaborate them in their own way. Bridge Classed as Menace. Auction bridge is devastating the Paris salons. Conversation is killed and the empire of women is threatened. Their in fluence is affected when men linger over their cigars and cigarettes instead of taking part in a tourney of wits in the drawing room. When the sexes mingle at the card tables they are grimly in earnest, with conversation barred. The spread of clubs in Paris, attrib uted to the English, began the down fall of the salon, and this has been hastened by the rage for bridge. Per haps the day will come when Parisian women will group themselves into suffra gette organizations. PARISIANS HAVE NEW TOY. Amuses Throngs on the Boulevards and Blocks Traffic. Special Cablegram to The Star. PARIS, May 4.?Parisians have a new mechanical toy to play with on the boule vards. Experiments are being made with a new traffic regulator. A policeman sits in a little kiosk, and at stated times ringi a loud electric bell and displays on the top of the kiosk red discs to stop the traffic in one direction, while whits discs allow it to proceed in another. As a rule, four policemen manage to control the traffic more or less at ths corner of the boulevards and the Fauboorg Montmartre. But after a quarter of an hour's experiment with the new system one day thirty policemen were trying to disentangle the traffic. The boulevards and the streets at right angles became a solid mass of vehicles . as far as the eye could reach. The drivers took no notice whatever of the insistent ringinpr of the loud bell, refusert to look up at the red and white discs and the confusion was terrific. The driver of a yellow cab gave , ths keynote to the situation in one pregnant sentence. "What's the use of a machine that can't even argue?" he said. BARK SWEPT BT WAVES. Captain and Two Seamen Injured Daring Heavy Gale. Sp?vial Cablegram to The Star. IjOXDON, May 4.?The French bark l<a Fontaine has arrived at Grimsby, with her master. Capt. Rathonis. and ?wo seamen badly injured. During th# gale in the North sea Tuesday heavy seas swept over the vessel. A piece of wood carried by a wave struck the cap tain on the head and the steersman on the ankle, in the latter case causing a fracture. % Another seaman was thrown against a table while attending to the Injured cap tain and sustained a broken thigh. Not withstanding his injuries, the captain went on duty again and brought his ves sel to port In safety. "For the Ladies" Is the heading of a clas sification on the Want Ad Pages. Devoted exclusively to such things as will appeal to women; it is well worth studying from day to day. Business houses will find it to their advantage to use this classification, especially in view of 1he reasonable charge.