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Cable News and Too Late to Classify Cable News and Too Late to Classify itiaJL EAJSO I E S I K I ni iif I IS i Ik I" ti Grand Duchess, Mother of Denmark's Queen, Does Argentine Dance at Cafe. FINDS IT CHARMING SINCE EAISER'S BAN BY LA RACOXTBUSE. PARIS, Dec 13. If you are coming to Paris in the near future, I will tip you off to a spectacle the like of which you have certainly never seen before and which will cost you abso lutely nothing nothing beyond the price of as gooa a supper as you will find, anywhere in this city of gour mets. The spectacle I refer to Is that of a lady of imperial birth, the mother of one actual queen and of a future empress, dancing the Tango past the table where you are enjoying your bird and your cold bottle. Go to the Cafe de Paris, in the Avenue de l'Opera, almost any night after the theaters clos e you will s ee a. tall, shapely, beautiful and distin guished looking woman, past her first youth, performing the Argentine na tional dance with all the grace and abandon of a "chiea" and if you are an American of the type immortalized b5 Charles Dana Gibson, you will find It very easy to get ah Introduction to her and a chance to place your arm around her still slender and supple The lady is the grand duchess Anas tasia of Mecklenburs-Schwerln, born a queen Alexandrine of Denmark, and J mother of the future empress of Ger- f many. In love with the Tango from I the first moment it came 10 xrauuc she seems to find a peculiar charm in dancing it in public since the da- it was forbidden by her daughter's fatherinlaw, the kaiser. Rainbow Furs No Lonecr Xe '. Rainbow colored furs e no longer new and nobody turns to cast a sec ond glance at a crimson chinchilla muff or a sky blue fox stole, but we lave not yet become accustomed to the still more barbaric fashion of dyeing the hair green or mauve, whloh was launched a few weeks ago and which is rapidlv becoming popular. At a repetition generale at the Chat elet the other day I saw two ladies in the parquet with gilt locks while in the balcony I noticed three well known society ladies with green, bluish green and mauve hair. I suspect that before long we shall begin dyeing our finger sails with henna and end by painting our busts and arms In all the riot of the colors of a futurist painting. French Academician Is Impressed With U. S. System of Education Paris, France, Dec 13. Emlle Bou troux, the French academician, was particularly Impressed during his re cent trip in the United States by the tremendous faith in the power of edu cation which he everywhere encoun tered. In this connection he says: "Nowhere else in the world Is more faith placed in the powers of instruc tion and moral education; to increase the capacity, the wisdom and the moral qualities of man. "I was greatly touched," he contin ues, "by the attention paid me by American students and by their con fiding amiability, and it was not diffi cult for me to believe their masters when I was told of the spirit of duty and morality which prevailed among them." M- Boutroux adds a note of warning In reference to the new Princeton Graduate college, of which one of the principal ideas is, he says, to create a center of culture on American soil which will supply at home the equiva lent of the culture which students in the past used to come to the old world to seek. "It is thought that by Inviting the masters of European universities to lecture in America, the same result will be obtained as by sending Ameri can students to Europe," he says, and then goes on to express doubt as to the outcome for the reason that Prince ton will, of necessity, be without that intangible but potent Influence of past associations, variously described as en vironment, atmosphere, etc etc. New Fatal Bacillus, Real Killer of Men, Found By Scienlisb Paris. France, Dec. 13. Important researches have followed the deaths of 11 persons who partook of cream at a wedding feast in Cholet recently. Prof. Chantemesse and Dr. Rappin have discovered a new enemy of man kind, of great deadliness and most pe culiar characteristics. They have asked the Academy of Science for permission to call the new microbe "bacillus hy pertoxicus," or. In English, "the un usually poisonous germ." The most noticeable peculiarity of this bacillus is its continual changing in shape, color, and size. Sometimes it Is only a thousanth of a millimeter long and at other times it will grow n fira Hrim that lontli Its extreme deadliness was fehownby j an experiment on three rabbits and six guinea pigs. Inoculated with the Tiacillus, they died in less than 13 hours. A mouse, however, became ill and then recovered. The experiments were made at the Pasteur institute. The new microbe has also been Iso lated from curds which poisoned 20 persons in a village near Nantes a few tlavs ago. BRITISH ARMY POSES FOR MOVING PICTURES LONDON. England, Dec 18. With the object of stirring up interest in and enthusiasm for the British prmy, the governor has just gone to the greatest length in the taking of ii o ing picture films of service life. A leading firm has now a series of mag nificent pictures of artillery, cavalry, infantry, army service corps. Bed Cross ai.d other branches. Eerything has been at the disposal of the film manufacturers. Famous nerals, commanding officers of all ranks, ranv thousands of men, have been, practically under the orders of the cinematograph operators. FleW guns ha - maneuvered for the camera. The keenest emulation has existed between the various regiments and b,tt"-ies. and the anxiety of the var i us units to "get in front" of the ,ers has been great Colonels coni iiri'liii hae turned out in charge of Anna Gould Will Fitfht . I. .1. ! ! . . ! ! ! ! Children Are At Issue PARIS, France. Dec. 13 Thp princess de Sagan, formerly the countess Bonl de Castellane, and before that Ann fSntild. of New York, appears to day to have almost endless litigation ahead of her. She is determined, for the sake of the children by her first husband, that count Bonl shall not succeed In his at tempt to have the Papal courts declare her marriage to him null. She has ac cused Boni of Irregularities and un fair proceedings. There are countless appeals possible. Taking it by and large, the men learned in ecclesiastical law are likely to receive fat incomes from Boni and the princess for several years to come. Irish Romance Ends in Departure of Man on Morn Set for Wedding Dublin, Ireland, Dec. 13. Irish ro mance of a fickle type is revealed in the proceedings of a breach of promise suit by which Minnie Maud Junk of Port Steward has just obtained a ver dict for $1500 from Thomas Ross Bell a dentist of Dungannon. She sued for $5000. The defendant at first denied the allegations, but lated admitted his "jilting" of the young woman and left the question of damage for the jury. One of the letters put in evidence, from Dr. Bell to Miss Junk, read as follows: "To have the love and affection of a woman's heart is one of nature's grand est gifts. This love for you. my dear, brought me from a foreign land back to my own native country after years of longing for what will, I trust, soon take place. I have not been so con tented or happy for years as I have been since you uttered those glorious words in which you agreed to become my partner for life." The wedding, said Miss Junk's law yer, was fixed for Monday, Sept. 29, and late In that month the defendant wrote suggesting a postponement. The plaintiff replied that it was rather late to talk of postponement and said: "We are already the country talk. am not a girl to get engaged lightly. You should haTe known your own mind on those matters months ago. My wish is that it comes off Monday." All arrangements were made for the wedding, and the defendant motored to Port Stewart on the Sunday. On the wedding morning he said he was going out for a walk, but did not re turn, and merely telegraphed for his business Instruments. Miss Junk said on the stand that on the wedding morning she rose early, and knocking at the defendant's door asked him if he had a good night's sleep. He replied, "splendid." He went out, leaving the wedding party wait ing, and never returned. Merchants and Manufactur ers of Faderland Think It Will Help. PLAN COOPERATION WITH AMERICANS BT FREDERICK TCERSER BERLIN, GERMANY, Dec. 13. There is not the slightest doubt that German merchants and manufac tures are exceedingly well pleased with the new customs tariff of the United States and that it will stimulate them to make strong efforts to extend the German market in the states. It is Impossible to read a German paper without noticing the new spirit of good will towards America which the revision of the American tariff has created. It has entirely taken the wind out of the sails of the Pan-Germanls-tlc movement and everywhere you hear the opinion expressed that there is really no longer any reason why the relations between the two countries should not be most cordial in every way. Isolated in Europe. Germans fully realize how Isolated they stand in Europe. They are per fectly well aware that their country does not possess a single friend here and that every effort should be made to win the respect and confidence of America. It is especially hoped that the two countries may find a way of "working together In the far east, where both are interested in counteracting and keeping down Japan. Germans and Americans to Control. In the opinion of the most up to date and energetic merchants and manufac turers the commerce df the world is bound to fall into the hands of Ger many and America, whose methods are more progressive than those of the more old fashioned England and France. Germans know that Ameri cans will be their most dangerous com petitors, but everywhere they have already met them in China as well as in South America, they have found them fighting fair and their relations have remained friendly. their regiments In the early mornings The war office gave instructions that no matter what the man at the head of the biograph required, it was to be at his disposal, If humanly pos sible. Even drama and humor have been introduced to help thus in "advertis ing the amy." Funny incidents have been interpolated at the desire of 'the war office to "liven up" the film. "Where are the "lasses they left behind 'em' and "wastrels who are worsted by Tommy V The result is a series of graphic and comprehensive living pictures which have probably never been equalled. It is the intention of the war office to send these pictures on tour tfcroug the length and breadth of the coyntri. Large tents complete with the neces sary apparatus, will be carried for tht exhibition of the films, which will alsir be let on hire to such picture palace3 as desire them. TARIFF FIBS FiVQR IB fiERMAHY r!Slbrrr AKXA GOULD, Princess de Sagan. ILL FIIEID. First Hindu Woman of Royalty to be Operated On Defies Law of Caste. CAN SHE STILL BE RECEIVED AT HOME? LONDON, Eng., Dec. 12. The first Indian royal woman to be operated upon for appendicitis is now on her way back. to her home and her friends here are awaiting with curiosity and anxiety to know what her reception will be. The religious and caste laws of India forbid such an act as this operation by men, and for eigners at that. She Is. the maharanee of Tndore, and with her Is her husband, the maharaja Tuki Rao Holkar, and .their two chil dren. The maharaja and his wife are both 23 years old and much in love with each other. This monarch of 12, 600.&00 subjects chose to defy the tra ditions of his people when the life of his consort was in grave danger. About a year ago her highness's health gave cause for anxiety. The symptoms pointed to appendicitis. Even in these progressive days in India sur gical operations on ladies of high de gree are not looked upon with favor. Old customs may be overridden, but they are not forgotten. The state of women in India Hindu -women under the old regime was a curious mixture of liberty and restriction. A woman, especially a married worn an, used to be honored and pampered, yet was subject to curious domestia manners and customs. She was not only honored, but In dulged also In every legitimate man ner. Her husband -was enjoined to keep her "constantly supplied with orna ments, apparel, and food, at festivals and jubilees." On the other hand, a husband was not allowed to eat with his wife, nor look at her eating, or yawning, or sitting carelessly, or when setting off her eyes with black powder. Caste System nigid. From these observances grew a rigid caste system which was violated by contact with different or lower grade people, foreigners and the like. It was against the law even to go upon the "Black water" (the Indian ocean). "Just a year ago the Maharanee left India in the hope that European travel and change of scene would afford re lief, and perhaps the grave symptoms would pass away. So, accompanied by her children and suite, she went on a grand tour. Naples, Genoa, Milan, Lu cerne. Zurich, St. Morltz, and other places were visited. A long stay was made in the south of France and a tour of the Italian lakes planned. But that plan had to be abandoned because her highness became too ill to undertake it. So she came to England and took up her residence at Broadstalrs, when her husband, the Maharaja, Joined her last April and attended her with great as siduity and devotion. Immediately on his arrival his highness called a con sultation vof eminent surgeons: and within four days of that consultation an operation for appendicitis was per formed. - The operation was successful and after awhile her highness became con valescent and was able to accompany her husband to Scotland-, where he had rented Alladale lodge, near Bonar Bridge, for the grouse season. Keen Sportmnan. His highness is a very keen sports man and a fine tennis player, having won the tennis championship for cen tral India. Ho enjoyed the shooting in Scotland, his partv accounting for 34 stags and over 500 brace of grouse. Indore is one of the grat Maharatta native states of India, naving treaty IN IMP ill illy in, (.Continued on next pajje, 2d column.) Ulster Will Revolt If Pre sent Home Rule Bill Passes. IRELAND PROMISES TO CEASE TROUBLE L-NDON, Eng. Dec 13. Eevery se rious minded politician in England, if not the whole people is anxious to see a settlement of the Home Rule question that will end the long drawn out battle between the two conflicting parties In Ireland, and most of the statesmen of the kingdom, both those In active service and those who have retired, have been contributing some thing at least towards that end. The prime minister and the English Unionist leaders to whom the people are looking to find a way out of the situation, which has become serious because of the threatened revolution of Ulster If the present bill passed, and a still greater revolution involv ing the rest of Ireland If Home Rule is not granted, have therefore received lots of advice. Present indications are that the government will adopt. In Its overtures to the opposition, the course suggested by Lord MacDonnell and Sir Edward Grey, "Home Rule within Home Rule" or administrative autonomy for Ulster province. There has been a great deal of talk of the temporary exclusion of Ulster from the operation of the bill, but this is not considered possible, mainly be cause both Irish parties are strongly opposed to a settlement on those lines For a United Ireland. The Nationalists first and all the time are for a United Ireland. This is a matter of sentiment just as much as it Is a matter of revenue. The Unionists, on the other hand, feel that a temporary respite from "Home Rule" would remove none of the objections to the bill. Furthermore, they say to accept such a settlement would amount to the desertion of the Protestants living in the South of Ireland, who they contend are just as much opposed to Home Rule as are those of Ulster. On the government side the ex clusion of the Protestants counties presents untold difficulties. In the first place the whole Home Rule bill would have to be recast and it is just possible that in attempting to do this the Government might entirely wreck the work of the last few years. Under the Parliament Act which, by curtailing the veto power of the House of Lords made Home Rule possible In the first place, the House of Commons cannot amend a bill after It has been once rejected by the Lords. It can. however, make suggestions to the Upper House, which the latter Is at liberty to amend, reject or accept Would Need Amendment. In this case it would be necessary to amend the financial provisions of the bill; for was Ulster excluded Nationalist- Ireland would require a big ger grant from the Imperial exchequer. Now the House of Lords has no con trol over financial matters and should It. on the suggestion of the House of Commons, amend the financial provi sions of the bill, the question might be raised that it was a breach of privilege. This, too, Is only one of the parliamentary tangles that might arise should the settlement make It necessary to amend the bill drastically. Besides the Government, before the bill was introduced, considered the question of the exclusion of Ulster and decided against it on these and other lines. President Wilson's Wait ing Game Is Proving Un doing of Huerta. LOAN EFFORTS ARE FAILURES ABROAD WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 13. "All America cries out for set tlement," wrote president Wil son In the instructions prepared for John LInd's confidential mission to Mexico. The situation which had de veloped early in August was described by the president in his address to con gress on Mexican affairs. "The whole world deslre3 Mexico's peace and progress; and the whole world is interested as never before. Mexico lies at last where all the world looks on. Central America is about to be touched by the great routes of the vjorld's trade and intercourse running free from ocean to ocean at the isth mus. The future has much in store for Mexico, as for all the states of Cen tral America, but the best gifts can come to her only if she be ready and free to receive them and to enjoy them honorably. Arrferica in particular America north, and south and upon both continents waits upon the de velopment of Mexico; and that develop ment can be sound and lasting only If it be the product of a genuine free dom, n just and ordered government founded upon law. No Promise of Peace. "The present circumstances of the republic, I deeply regret to say, do not seem to promise even the foundation of such a peace. We have -waited many months full of peril and anxiety, for the conditions there to Improve and they have not improved. They have grown worse, rather. The territory in some sort controled by the provisional authorities at Mexico City has grown smaller, not larger. Difficulties more and more entangle those who claim to constitute the legitimate government. War and disorder, devastation and con fusion, seem to threaten to become the settled fortune of the distracted coun try. As friends we could not longer wait for a solution which seamed every week further away. It was our duty at least to volunteer our good offices, to offer to assist. If we might. In ef fecting some arrangement which would bring relief and peace and set up a universally acknowledged political authority there." 1,1ml Submit Proposal. Describing the United States as (Continued on next page, 1st column.) BERLIN TRIES NEW DANCE IMPORTED FROM CHILE CITY Ferdinand Cordially Hated Abdication May Come Soon tt-v ERLIN. Germany. Dec IS. Czar , r Ferdinand, of Bulgaria, may or J-' may not abdicate in favor of his oldest son, but when it is officially de nied that there is a growing antidy nastic movement in Bulgaria, the gov ernment issuing the denials is Perfectly well aware that the truth cannot re main hidden very much longer Ferdinand Js most cordially hated by his neoDle. bscause of the political cr?mPes he committed during the Balkan wars and which are "ica"yJaldTni the door of the former cabinet ine Present Bulgarian "ign minister strongly brought out the serious er rors committed by Dr. Danef ! and I Ges noff. who declared war without Previ ously safeguarding the country diplo matically. Geshoff was accused of leaving Daneff free to act as he wanted and of having overlooked "? chances which would have made Bul-a rla a great power In "Europe. Nobody doubts, however, that It was British Dominions Exhibi tion To Show Resources Is Being Mapped Out. YEAR MARKS MANY IMPORTANT EVENTS LONDON. Eng., Dec 13. In the ugliest -structure in London, the Crystal palace, which we are try ing to save for the nation by popular subscription as a memorial to the late king Edward, it Is now proposed to hold a British Dominions exhibition in 1915 to show the national resources and principal Industries by means of a col lection of objects illustrating the his tory and present activities of the Brit ish people in all parts of the globe. The year 1915 has been chosen for the exhibition for the following reasons: It Is the year during which the next imperial conference will take place: it is the year when the prince of Wales will celebrate his 21st birthday; and it marks the centenary of the battle of Waterloo, since when peace has been maintained between the British and French nations. A Country of Annie". Great Britain will soon become a country of armies. While other coun tries, nay, even Germany, is satisfied with one, we have besides our regular and territorial armies, an Ulster army, with headquarters at Belfast, a Nation alist army, with headquarters in Dub lin, and Miss Sylvia Pankhurst's "Peo ple's army," -with headquarters in Lon don. The latter promises to give us a very hot time when parliament reopens. The suffraget leaders assure us that they will then go to work in full earnest. What they have done heretofore is only child's play. In February they are go ing to do damage scientifically and strike terror into the hearts of the whole male sex, which prevents them from getting the vote. Every suffraget is going to hire the most expensive house she can get hold of and then she will refuse to pay rent ; ana wnen tne owner oi uie uuuso sei-es her furniture to sell It at auction, the army will attend the sale and rescue the furniture. The army will storm the house of parliament and, invading Downing streeU it will seize all the ministers and put them Into the newly opened subter ranean dungeons under the tower. London will be the liveliest town in the world and Americans coming over here to see the show will be charged admission. Churchill Effects Coup. If we are to believe German papers, our present first lord of the admiralty. Winston Churchill, Is an even smarter person than most people willingly con cede him to be. As my Amer ican readers may remember, our naval maneuvers this year were suddenly stopped by an admi ralty order ostensibly In order to conceal the fact that the part of our navy which was playing the enemy completely beat our defending squad ron and in real warfare would have been able to cover the landing of a hos tile army strong enough to capture London within a fortnight. Everything was done to prevent this fact from leaking out and becoming known to the people, and the government seemed to be in great distress when the conser vative press published the sensational piece of news. Now German papers tell us that the whole thing was a beautifully managed ruse on the part of Mr. Churchill to cre ate a scare which would make It easier for him to get the enormously Increased amount which he has now announced that he intends to ask for on next year's naval budget. The Germans as sert that while ostensibly everything j was being done to keep the success of tne uosuie uecis ttiiacn aeviei. Churchill informed his bosom friend. F. E. Smith, of his scheme and Mr. Smith told lord Roberts all It was in tended that the old fireeater should know and lord Roberts, who enjoys as much as anybody to see his name in the papers, informed the editors over the phone of the dreadful revelation made by the maneuvers and the gov ernment's frantic efforts to prevent the facts from leaking out. 1150 MEN, DOWN AND OUT, APPEAL FOR ADD New York, Dec 13. When an army of 1150 tattered, woebegone men. down on their luck and without a place to sleep descended upon the city lodging house, that institution experienced the greatest influx or "down and outs" It has ever had. All who applied were given bread and coffee, and provoded with a free bed until al the beds were occupied. As the "hotel" can only accommodate 660 men. It was necessary to give the balance tickets to one of the charities piers, which the men call "Misery Lane," as it contains no beds and only serves as a shelter from cold winds At 3 a. ra. these men were aroused, marched to the lodging house, fed and turned out to look for work. Many of them are not of the tramp type but men who have come to the city in hopes of finding work and their sav ings had disappeared. BRITISH PUNS EXPOSITION FDR 1815 i. at the instigation of Czar Ferdinand that Dr. Daneff, on July 2, refused an invitation to an alliance with Rou mania and also spurned the exceedingly advantageous peace offerings of the Turks when they found themselves driven back to Hataldja. When the war with Turkey broke out the minister of war declared that he had not the slightest doubt the Bulga rian armies would beat the Turks, but he Insisted that the war must be a short one. In spite of this, Ferdinand allowed the war to be dragged out and later on, though he knew that the Bul garian armies were utterly exhausted, he did not prevent the war with the al lies, which was declared behind the back of the government. By whom? Nobody doubts that it was Ferdinand who did it Bulgaria's future policy must be pro Russian and .this will mean that Ferdi nand must go, as the czar's govern ment cannot have any confidence In a man who opposed Russia's interest by underhand Intrigues with Austria. Princess Louise, Who Is Loved By Germans, Noted For Simplicity Berlin, Germany, Dec 13. The duchess of Brunswick, the kaiser's daughter who caused a commotion by marrying into the Hohenzollerns' tra ditional enemies, is noted for her sim plicity of taste which stops Just short of an affectation. She is making her private suite in the palace of Bruns wick as simple as It can be. raiW CESS T ICTORIA LOUISE The princess Victoria Louise, of Prussia, as she was known before her marriage, is beloved of the German people. Her husband will be one of the wealthiest reigning pinces in Ger many on the death of his father, the duke of Cumberland. Besides, there are many splendid but unoccupied pal aces of the kings of Hanover, whose kingdom was absorbed by Prussia. These will become the property of the young couple. Paroenu 'Nobility Is Scored By Aristocrat London. Eng., Dec 1$. In his book just published. Ralph Nevill. the son of that brilliant society leader and writer. Lady Dorothy Nevill. hits some of the newly created peera pretty straight between the eyes. He doesn't deliberately lay himself out to hurt their leaders feelings but he points out in a graceful, aristocratic manner that the peerage -was not made for trades men, nor tradesmen for the. peerage. Himself an aristocrat, he says of the parvenu peerage the gentlemen who buy titles by large contributions to the political war chest or brew beer for the million to pay the debts of royalty. "Peerages were originally never in tended to be conferred upon wealthy manufacturers who have made their money by getting other people to work for them on the cheapest possible terms . . . .Personally I prefer peers descended from pretty girls and Stuart kings. For some reason or other, prob ably atavism, there is a tendency for the sons of millionaires sprung from the gutter to be particularly uncouth and unpresentable." He winds up his pleasant discourse at Daly's: "Numbers of pretty girls, quite right ly regarding the musical comedy stage as the best marriage market in the world, go on the boards though they have no need to do so. Daly's and the Gaiety are held by high authorities as the best finishing academies for girls In England. So great Is now the run on these two elevating London institu tions that parents put their daughter's names down for them, just as fathers do those of their sons for good houses at Eton." MARKET FOR MODELS DISLIKED IN PARIS PARIS, France, Dec 13. Hunted from one place to another, the gods and goddesses of Olympus are now wandering through Paris. They are the models who pose in the studios of painters, and hail, for the most part, from the Roman Campagna and the vicinity of Naples Some years ago the market of models was held every Monday en the Place Plg alla. They numbered a hundred men, women and children, clad in pictur esque rags and speaking a sonorous jargon Quarrels often occurred be tween robust Neapolitan matrons I TANGO IS BAD SAYS KAISER Puts the Ban on Popular Dance in German Capital In Future. NEW DANCE CUCCIA BECOMES POPULAR Is Fast and Clever and Name Sounds Good to Pleasure Seekers. BERLIN, Germany, Dec IS. Berlin is still mourning over the prema ture death of the tango which w a cruelly killed by the kaiser's decree, but our spirit is that of tne great Na poleon at the battle of Marengo "the battle of the tango is lost, but there is still time to win another." With mar velous rapidity our army of tango teachers recovered from the first blow which at first seemed crushing. Berlin can no longer imitate Paris, which is still tangoing, but it can do something far greater, it can and -will launch, a new dance which every other capital in Europe will be bound to take up the "cucia" of exotic Chili, which, is st to be far more graceful and fiery than the tango, while at the same time ab solutely inoffensive even to the most sensitive of moralists. Already there are a few dancing masters here who are familiar with the "cucia" and A score of more na tives of Chill from the young secretary of the legation downwards are mak ing considerable money initiating other dancing masters in the charming move menta of their national dance, while many spools of films showing the steps of the "cucia" are on their way hero by the fastest steamers. At Christmas Berlin will launch the new South, American dance which it Is hoped will be immediately introduced at court. Tango Is Being Denounced. In tha meantime everybody here, press and public, with delightful snob bishness is denouncing the tango as a dance fit only for "muleteros" with their Indecent "muchacoa" and "chlcas" to the accompaniment of revolver shots and stabs from Jealous "favorecedors" and we really don't understand that we could ever think oi sinking to such a moral level which may be all right in Paris, but most assuredly not for cul tured and refined Berlin! What an awful fate the kaiser has saved us from! Sad Christmas for Berlin. Christmas is approaching rapidly, but there are many signs to show that it will be the saddest Christmas Berlin has known for years. It la the military Moloch that Is to blame for it alL Al ready we are dreadfully oppressed by the burdens of taxation, but a dark and ominous cloud, the prospect of new taxes, is hanging over our heads. Ber liners are a light living people and an fond of their amusements as are tha Parisians but since a new heavy tax has been put on all kinds of theatrical entertainments from cinemas to ths Royal Opera the managers are in des pair for they dare not raise the prices and If they try to pay the tax them selves it will mean ruin to most of them. Householders too, are hard pressed, for from January next thay will hava to pay a new health insurance tax of nearly 40 marks a year for their ser vants in addition to the already exist ing compulsory accident insurance and as all the servants of Berlin, male as well as female, are well organized, the housewives dare not deduct the two thirds of the tax from the wages though the law authorizes them, to do so. Thousands of Unemployed. But everything else pales into in significance in comparison with ttio state of unemployment which prevails. It Is not too much to say that there are about 196.600 idle workers in Greater Berlin. Building operations aro prac tically at a standstill and in several branches of industry the majority of factories are employing only half the usual number of hands and this state of affairs naturally affects the trans port workers. Thousands of butchers, grocers and bakers In tha poorer dis tricts are on the verge of ruin, many of them having given credit to the un employed workmen to their utmost limit and the ghost of starvation stalks abroad everywhere Even the big store supplying the wealthy classes are com plaining that the Christmas trade is more than 26 percent below the average for the last ten years. Workhouses and charitable institu tions here and in the provinces are crowded and their means exhausted and the outcome of it all probably will be a new insurance tax against un employment which like all tho Test will fall most heavily on those who are already staggering under their bur dens. I am no "Schwarzseher and I am of course not very much affected personally, but I fall to see a single ray of light in the bleak future ahead of us. GOVERNMENTS TO TABULATE STATISTICS ON COWIERCR Brussels, Belgium, Dec 13. Com mercial statistics are to be tabulated hereafter by all European govern ments under 186 headings divided into five categories, namely, living animals, foods and drinks, raw or simply pre pared materials, manufactured articles and precious metals in ingots or coined. The convention establishing this common classification has been signed by the delegates to the International Conference for Commercial Statistics, which finished its work here this week. posing as Juno or Minerva and slim Roman girls who figured as Diana. The men occasionally Interfered with the quarrels, and the police wee com pelled to intervene. In time the models had to leave the Place Fitalle. and took, refuge on the Boulevard Montparnasse. at the cor ner of the Rue de la Grande Chau mlere. The inhabitants of the quarter do not take kindly to these pictur esque foreigners, and are demanding their expulsion. The models are nat urally indignant Possibl M. Cochon. the protector of families turned out of their home, will be induced to come to their rescue.