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Cable News and Too Late to Classify
Cable News and Too Late to Classify
Claim There Is Too Much
Graft ia Capitol "Old
Hoss" Sales.
Promise of Increased Living
Cost Causes Alarm in
Crown Princess Gets Him to
Replace Old "Mummies"
"vTith More Dashing Men.
Huerta Is Now on the Defensive
Hoodoo Of 1913 Catches Five PrincessesJNO LONGER
a33s . BOASTS OF
Wr ASHINGTON, D. C , Jan 3. The
"i annual auction of second band
furn.ture in the national capi
tol in Washington is to be conspicuous
by its absence during the present ad
ministration. Consequently the num
ber of persons who depend upon re
newing their house furnishings from
those which have seen slight service in
the rooms utilized by public officials
are doomed to disappointment.
The annual average of second hand
furniture sold from the capitol building
and its dependencies in the past has
represented at least 150,000 value. The
money received for it has seldom
reached $500. Graft in disposition of
government furniture has been charged
for many years. The present adminis
tration .aims to reform this condition.
Each year almost entirely new furnish
ings have been allowed for many of
the rooms. A constituent visiting the
capitol would note the fine furniture
and carpets. If he desired furnishings
for his home he might obtain condem
nation for articles which appealed to
his taste and he would buy them for a
mere song.
Democrat Repair FHralture.
Hundreds of homes have secured
their best furnishings from the second
hand sales of government supplies.
The custom has not been confined to
the capitol city either. Private indi
viduals and dealers have considered it
quite worth while to come to Wash
ington to purchase such furniture. The
present Democratic thrift" has estab
lished a first class repair shop in the
basement of the capitol. Here skilled
cabinet makers repair pieces of furni
ture in order that they may see a sec
ond term of service instead of being
cast aside for a nominal price. '
The carpets in the senate chamber
and house of representatives are usu
ally renewed about every third year.
About the middle of January the senate
carpet will be auctioned off, to the
joy of some bargain hunter, but the
house carpet will be made to last for
some time yet. The same economy now
being utilized In the care of the fur
niture will be turned to the carpets. It
costs from $1500 to $2000 to carpet the
house or senate chamber. While it -will
be worn In some parts, most of it when
put on sale is in good condition and a
desirable addition to the average home.
Hsyea's Sideboard ia a Saloon.
The utilization of furniture from
government buildings sometimes brings
about interesting results.. It has re
cently been learned that a sideboard
which decorated the dining room of
the white house during the temperance
administration of president Hayes is
now in use in a Washington saloon,
where the beverages served from it dif
fer materially from the simple refresh
ments served in the white house at that
A decrepit eld man, employed by the
treelratr-coiuuJty shift the tracks
at a crossing, rests between cars in an
old chair of richly carved mahogany
which once adorned the supreme court
room. It was upholstered then. Now a
piece of board taken from a soap box
is nailed to the carved edges to form
a seat. The old man proudly regards
his seat because of its former associa
tions. He has refused several invita
tions to sell It to tourists and other
orxtrw nrll ftptnm
Furniture discarded from the white
house has a value above its -intrinsic
v. orth and is always in great demand
During the Roosevelt administration
changes in the building placed consid
erable "Furniture upon the market, much
to the regret of those who felt that it
should have been preserved Several
houses are now using white house
chandeliers. A well known apartment
house has furnished its hallway with
one of the large circular upholstered
seats which was once used in the East
Farnlture Dealers Complain.
The business of buying and selling
second hand furniture is increasing
each year to such an extent that the
manufacturers of new furniture are se
riously considering means of overcom
ing it- Certain kinds of new furniture
are now being sold upon condition that
old furniture be taken as part payment
for the new. This plan has its advan
tages, but also its drawbacks. Furni
ture dealers accumulate great ware
rooms of second hand goods which they
have to use great ingenuity to dis
pose of. At a recent meeting of the
dealers in office furniture it was
agreed that all should refuse to take
old furniture in the future as part pay
ment for refurnishing an office. One
large firm reported that it was com
pelled to secure a large warehouse to
store old furniture which could not be i
sold without great logs. The establish
ment of a clearing house to take
charge of all second hand office furni-
ture and dispose of it at small price
was the scheme advocated '
The distinction between second hand
and antique furniture is not readily
recognized. A woman who has bought
large quantities of both says, "The only
difference between second hand furni- i
ture and antique is in the price. If J
you get it cheap, it is second hand. If i
vou pay a good price for it the man j
calls it antique." This does not fol-
low of course. The connoisseur places ;
-" Tticle over 50 years old as an an- I
ttaue. j
Plata Furniture Sells Bent.
Good modern furniture which has
been used and yet remains in good con-
dition is always in demand, although j
sometimes me ouyer ana seller ao noi
come together easily. The second hand
dealer takes large risks in buying.
He may have the article on his hands
for a long time. As a rule the unusual
piece is undesirable. Plain, substantial
furniture, suitable for every dav use,
will bring a higher price to the dealer
and be less likely to remain on his
hands a long time than the highly or
nate article which may have cost five
times as much. Many persons who
would have scorned to use second hand
furniture 10 years aaro will now visit
all the second hand shops before going
the stores where new goods are
(Continued on next page column five.)
England Without A Government
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Royalty And Leaders Leave Town
LONDON, England, Jan. S. Well
might Englishmen tsk them
selves: Are governments really
as indispensable as we have grown
accustomed to think? Here we have
now for nearK two weeks been with
out any government or rather with a
government scattered over the British
isles and the continent the only mem
ber of the cabinet who is actually in
London being old John Burns, who as
i ual finds it impossible to tear him
self loose from his beloved Batte.-sea.
The king and the whole royal fam
ily are still at Sandringham where
Further movements upward in
the high cost of living are already
in sight for the new year. Twp meas
ures in particular just decided upon
threaten to tax severely the purse of
the German housewife.
The privileges of importing duty free
meat from Russia, by which the mu
nicipalities were able to force -down
the price of beef and pork from 2 to 10
cents per pound during the past year
is not to be continued. Furthermore,
the icemen have formed a trust, the
first act of which is to be an Increase
of several cents a hundred pounds in
the cost of ice next summer.
Meat Privilege Withdrawn.
The meat privilege, which was avail
able only to municipalities buying for
the benefit of res-dents, expires March
31 The Conser 're party, w.hich
wishes to secure or its agrarian con
stituents as high returns as possible
for their cattle and swine, fought the
concession to middle class and poor
appetites from the start, and now has
brought about the reimposition of the
full duty on Russian meat.
The municipalities of Greater Berlin
ran their meat shops at a loss of some
$35,000 during the past year. It is
probable that other German cities
which took advantage of the law 'will
show corresponding book losses. For
the taxpayer and resident, however,
the profit from cheaper meat has been
IccBica Farm Trust.
The Berlin icemen's new syndicate
maintains that the proposed increase
will be only 2 1-2 cents per hundred
pounds, making the price 13 1-2 cents
per hundredweight, and that under this
price it is absolutely impossible to
manufacture or import ice at a profit.
This price, however is only for dealers
with contracts, and the consumer using
less than 2000 hundredweight per year
must pay a minimum of 20 cents. The
ordinary citizen, who in Germany gets
his ice by the pailful, broken Into
chunks the size of an apple, a pailful
or less a day, will pay, as everywhere,
what the iceman decides the traffic
can bear.
Czarevitch, Supposed
To Be Dying, Is Cured
By a Sojourn in Egypt
St. Petersburg, Russia, Jan. 3. A
"miracle of medicine" is the way phy
sicians characterize the reported cure
of the little csaMvltch. T?he royal boy
was afflicted with tuberculosis of the
bones, a disease usually fatal. Many
medical men still doubt the stories of
the cure, but these are now well sub
stantiated. Exactly what cured the heir to the
throne of the Romanoffs is not known.
It may have been the sulphur baths in
Egypt to which he submitted for a
long period. Several eminent special
ists have also been called to his aid.
By one of the Ironies of fate at least
one of these specialists was a Jew, of
the race which czar never seems to tire
of persecuting.
The czarevitch is said to play about
now like any other boy, golfing, riding
and shooting. He is a nervy little fel
low. For months he was carried about
seemed mentally oppressed by
in the arms or an orderly, but he never
they went before Christmas though
they were here on New Year's day.
Winston Churchill is in France, but
of Mr. Asquith, sir Grey, Lloyd George,
Mr. McKenna and lord Haldane ail
that hi known is that they are not
here and their secretaries have the
strictest orders not to reveal their
whereabouts, which, it is noped have
proved suffraget proof.
Possibly one reason why the mem
bers of the government have been able
to leave ill cares behind is the fact
that practically all the foreign ambas
sadors left London before Christmas,
so that there was nobody here to make
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BERLIN, GERMANY, Jan. . down
princess Cecilie is one of the most
active women in society, and it
has not surprised anyone that she has
wasted no time in exerting her old in
fluence over her imperial fatherinlaw
from the moment she returned from
her exile in Danzig. The result of her
influence became known on New Year's
day, when a number of the oldest of
ficials of the kaiser's, court, whom the
crown princess with her usual lack of
reverence has always designated as "a
lot of munynies," were placed on the
retired list to give Way for younger
and more up to date men, who, it is
hoped, will insist less on ceremony
than their predecessors. The crown
princess, who 4s a passionate lover of
the tango, even hopes that she shall be
able to persuade them to join forces
with her in her efforts to induce the
kaiser to raise his ban against South
American dances.
Master of Ceremonies "Retires."
Chief among the court officials who
have been "permitted" to retire is the
chief master of ceremonies and mar
shal of court, count August zu Bulen
burg, who is 75 years old, and who, I
am told, consented to retire only on
condition that he be made minister of,
the royal house, a mere sinecure, where
the old man will be quite harmless.
una man cnosen to fill the important
i office of count zu Eulenburg is Frei-
j herr Hugo von Reischach, former court
marshal to empress Friedrick and
brotherinlaw of the duke of Ratibor,
by no means a young man, but in thor
ough sympathy with the younger ele
ment at court.
A number of colonels of the various
regiments of the guard have been given
minor offices at court and this fact
prophecies well for future entertain
ments at which the crown princess will
now permanently take the place of the
empress, -whose health is still far from
As for the crown prince, who is now
attached to the general staff of the
army, his new duties are far more
arduous than those of a regimental
commander, and certainly far less to
his liking, but the kaiser has insisted
that he must remain at least a year
with the general staff and his su
periors have orders to keep his nose
continually against the grindstone, so
Hfrtin society will see very little of
The kaiser's decision to remove the
crown prince from Danzig to Berlin
has both surprised and pleased mili
tary and political opinion, and Is really
the act of an emperor rather than that
of a father.
Prince Apologizes to Chancellor.
. .On several occasions the crown
prince has revealed himself in strong
opposition either to the prevailing po
litical opinion at the time or to well
known views of his father. JPor some
time he was reputed to be almost en
tirely influenced by the Pan-German-ists.
The letter expressing his formal
disapproval of his father's and the
I chancellor's attitude on the question
of his brotherinlaw's succession to the
sequestrated throne of urunswicK is
the most notable instance.
The crown nrince's view was that
the assurances which the kaiser and
chancellor readily accepted from prince
Ernest August, that the Guelph and
anti-Prussian campaign in Hanover
should receive no support from his
family, were really insufficient. The
letter involved a hurried Journey across
Germany, a long but lunchless inter-
l view with the kaiser, and an apologetic
letter to the chancellor.
Duke of Connaught to
Visit Canada and the
United States Shortly
! London, Eng., Jan. 3. It is said by
i those in close touch with the duke of
Connausrht that in the early spring, ac
companied by the duchess and princess
Patrieia, his roval highness may pay a
visit to San Francisco to inspect the
site and the general preparations for
the Panama exhibition in 1915.
The idea is that such a visit might
prova particularly agreeable, not only
to the American people, but to the
Canadian government, which is under
stood not to appreciate the delay shown
by the imperial authorities in making up
their minds as to whether to be officially
represented at the exhibition. That a
visit fromethe duke and duchess of Con
naught would greatly quicken English
interest in the enterprise is certain, and
if it comes off the foreign office may
be induced to reverse its decision.
. , , 1
Beauties of RoUuy Find
Lov-e Jin Bpgto :.
PARIS, France, Jan. 3. "So the
prince and the princess were
" married and they lived happily
ever afterward.
That old fairy tale Idea - is sadly
knocked to the head this year of 1913.
No less than six royal princesses have
one on the rocks in tneir voyages
toward a happy union. Some of the , t H s dashing officer, deco
matrlmonial craft have been, patched! ",',, 'it VhT laS: , JF ' iXSi.
ff.2 Cca
on of riffed hearts
up ana are again
In all. the proportion
and blighted romances in circles of
the purple Just at present makes thei
lot of the throne tenants far from en
viable. The modest newlyweds In & i
cottage, with their baby, their vinb
clad porch and their humble pleasures,
may well look with pity upon the
high places of wealth, pomp and splen
dor. First, there Is the dramatic story of
the princess who burned her -wedding
gown in her bed chamber on the bridal
night. A tragic culmination to - what
was believed to be a. pure love match.
Exclusive Dress Designs
Are Reproduced Cheaper
in America.
PARIS, Franch, Jan. 3. The modistes
in Rue de la Faix, Rue Tajtbout
and Place Vendome, are In despair.
faced as' they are with the prospect or
losing their best customers, the Amer-
ican millionaires' wives.
During the last month every Amer
ican mail has hrmisrht letters nf com
plaint from society queens in New i
York, Chicago, Pittsburg and other '
American cities, who have bought "ex- j
elusive" gowns here at fancy prices, j
paid a high duty to get them into the
states, only to find copies exact in
every detail of material and make up
worn by women of moderate means
and with no claims whatever to soeial
distinction. Some of them have ln-i
vestigated the matter and are Just
enough to admit that the Parisian
modistes are in no way to blame, but
at the same time they maintain that
they cannot be expected to waste their
money and time for special fittings t
find on their return home that exact
copies of a gown with which they had
hoped to create a sensation are worn
and have been worn for weeks by
mere nobodies.
Copyright Only Remedy.
I had a talk with a representative
of a world famous dressmaker Jn Rue
Taltbout, most of whose customers are
Americans, and he assured me that un
less it should prove possible to copy
right not only designs of gowns but
also trimmings and combinations of
colors, he would shortly have to give
up his present business and go in for
wholesale manufacture of the costumes
evolved in his brains.
"It is not enough to stop the press
photographers at Auteuil and Longs
ihamps," he said, "the authorities will
never be able to prevent reporters
from taking snapshots in the streets,
in the Bois and everywhere vVe must
have our dresses copvritjhted in all
countries, and we must all bind our-
(Continued on next page column five )
Above, from left to right: Augustine Victoria, wife of Manuel, of Por
tugal, reported estranged within a month of their marriage, but now appar
ently .00. excellent terms w-lth- her hueband again; -princess Wllllsm, of
Sweden, who found her husband, her father and the Swedish court too
il.nnilfiilln Jnll ..i4 , nrT a "Davie Palniv Prlnntiaa Teahalla Af 1 natris
who burned her bridal gown on her
procured an annulment; princess Ernest August, of Cumberland, the kaiser's
only daughter, whose happiness was endangered bv a question of state and
who was finally saved from her brothers by her father; princess Eitel, wife
of a son of the kaiser. The latter's reckless career has been ineffectually
hushed up.
Little by little the tale of prince
George of Bavaria and archduchess
Too VieJla 'fafia a A norpf 4 tiacr nnmO
rate by the kaiser, the
weight boier in Germany,
n -r- .,.i ht k
She was not
only a pretty girl but a great wit, a
jolly good fellow.
And. a hag of a gypsy plunged them
into -woe!
Whether the prince had been a trifle
wild, as royal youths often are doesn't
matter, tt would have happened -just
as it did anyway. The arctvduchess,
when the -princer whom -she dearly
loved, proposed, foolishly-put him off
for 24 hours' instead of falling into his
arms, with a "yes." - ,
Oeasajts Family Gypsy.
She. consulted the family
1 German Princess,
Angry Ooer Tango Ban,
Will Sulk Egypt
Berlin, Germany, Jan. 3. Ttie lively
crown princess, of Germany, who is as
popular as any member of the Hbhen
zollern family, is about to leave for
Egypt, it is reported.
Unless high authorities err, she Is
In delicate health. For this reason she
will have to forego the remainder of
the Berlin social season, of which she
is usually one of the central figures.
She has been somewhat put out, how
ever, b the kaiser's ban on the tango
and othtr ultra modern dances.
W'MM -! mil
wedding night, left her husband and has
"Ottille Ottilie," whispered the crone,
"I see an Ottilie who will come be
tween you and your husband."
The next day the archduchess ac
cepted her prince, consulting her heart.
She renounced her Austrian royal
rights to facilitate the marriage.
Everywhere the union was admired.
The two were supremely- happy. It
appeared to those around them.
Tells of Vision.
Overwrought on the night of her
wedding, a vision appeared to her.
Here is the stqry in her own words to
one of her maids:
"When, upon my arrival in Munich,
I entered my bedchamber in the even
ing, I .suddenly remembered the words
of the gypsy. The room itself looked
(Continued on next page, column six.)
Party Has Been in Power
Eight Years, but Has Not
Finished Its Wrok.
Liberal party, which recently
celebrated the eighth anniversary
of its return to power, now has the
honor of leading the affairs of the
British empire for a longer consecutive
period than any party for nearly 100
years Premier Asquith has now been
in office for over five and a half years,
and in April next, if his government
survives, he will approach the record
of lord Salisbury, whose second term
of office lasted just seven years.
Asquith Is Fighter.
In his recent tour in Lancashire Mr.
Asquith referred to his long term and
the stormv times that his government
has weathered. Certainly it has been
an almost continuous fight. Finding
early in his career that the house of
lords woiid not pass any of the legis-
ADRID, Spain, Jan. 3. The friends of gay, democratic king Alfonso of
bpain, numbered by the thousands, tat very much alarmed at a report
which has leaked out from Vienna to the effect that the kill will have
to submit to the exceedingly dangerous operation of trepanning some time this
Two weeks before Christmas, Alfonso went to Vienna to consult a gnat
specialist on diseases of the nose, throat and ear, and the diagnoses, it now ap
pears, was that he is suffering from a tuberculosis disease at the root of his bom
which threatens to attack his brain and which maker an operation absolutely
necessary to save his life.
Te king has inherited tuberculosis from his father, who died from consumption
a few months before the birth of king Alfonso. The young king is well aware
of the danger that threatens him, but he has absolute faith in the Austrian spe
cialist, who has assured him that his strong constitution and his amazing will
power and love of life will pull him safely through.
Foreigners in Mexico City
Are in Doubt When to
Make Their Escape.
Are Pawning Their Jewelry
and Taking Any Price
They Can Get For It.
EXICO CITY. Mex.. Jan. 3. Th
Huerta administration has
tntolv .Mn to De frankly on
the defense. A month ago all the talk
was of successful expeditions against
the rebels, and almost daily glory
won by Huerta's arms. It was almost
treasonable to hint that the rebels
were making headway, but lately
friends of the government, aad it has
some yet, talk more of the president's
chances for holding back the rebels
than of making progress against them.
Those who have followed develop
ments will not be surprised, however,
if the swinging forward movement of
the rebels slows down to a dogged
determination to hold their hard
earned positions, and if Huerta is able
to hold out for raany months.
Foreigners Ja Deabt.
Foreigners, and a few Mexicans, are
gambling their judgment against ac
cumulating facts. If they could make
up their minds just when to get out
they wctild leave the capital before
the final clash, but a great majority
of those yet left here cannot very well
sacrifice what business and property
they have by abandoning It indefi
nitely and so are taking their chances.
Others are working hard on the de
fence committees, realizing that they
probably will be among those within
the fore'gn compound when trouble
It is realized that Carr&nsa can
bring about the city tens of thousand
of followers once he cleans up the re
gions outside the federal district; that
the Zapatistas will join with him and
that thousands for whom he has no
arms and who are ever ready to join
the successful leader. Will hasten to
join him without the cjty and unite
witfi his followers for possible loot
But Mexico City would be able to
withstand a siege probably for a lorg
time Stored in one place and another
there is an abundance of food stuffs;
there are numerous small gardens
within the district the defending
army should control, and cutting the
ana water lines will not be a
vital blow. "There once was a time
when we didn't have electric lights."
said Huerta one day, and so far as
the water is concerned, there are doz
ens of artesian wells within the city,
and almost at any point the waters of
the old lake can be tapped at from six
to ten feet underground. Catting off
the water supply would undoubtedly
bring about such a state of bad sani
tation that disease inevitably would
follow, but many weeks might elapse
before this condition became vitally
Rich Sell Their Jewelry.
The impecunious state into which
many of the old wealthy families ot
Mexico have fallen is responsible for
a new line of business among many
small Spanish merchants. "We buy
jewlry." is a sign to be seen in many
stores, and the growth of this business
indicates that many persons are real
ising cash on their family jewels.
Pawn shops throughout the land are
also reaping & rich harvest in interest
for money loaned on jewelry and other
articles sent in by the aged servants
of families who never until now have
known what it meant to be in 'want
of money. Not all these families are
poor as reckoned by the financial
agencies. Some yet axe millionaires.
Some retain noroww holdings ot
land and houses, bat there is none to
One man, an Amerieaa, recently of
fered for sale 18.00 acres of unim
proved but rich tropical land for 10,
0M pesos. He could not sell it. Two
years ago he refused three pesos an
latlon that his followers had set their
hearts on, Mr. Asquith, with couragfe
which even his political opponents
credit as strong, undertook to clip the
wings of the upper chamber by re
stricting its power of veto. That ac
complished, he set about passing the
home role and Welsh disestablishment
bills, which next session are to come
up for the third time, and no matter
what the attitude of the house of lords
is, will become law. The government
will then press to get the bill to put
an end to plural voting likewise passed
for the third- time and then go to the
country' for sjn endorsement of what
it has done nd a mandate to carry
licensing, educational and land reform.
XBeh Werk Yet Te De.
The Liberals, therefore, have as
much work ahead of them as they
have accomplished in their eight years
of office.
When the party came into power in
1905 Mr. Balfour, then prime minister,
found that bye-eleetion after bye
election was going against blm and he
decided to resign. He chose this course
instead of dissolving the house of com
mons, because he believed that It would
b either Impossible for the Liberals
to form a cabinet, on account of the
split which had occurred over the
South African war, or if one was
formed it would be such as would
weaken instead of strengthen the Lib-
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