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TIIK OMAHA SUNDAY IJKE: NOVEMHER 22. 1008.
KING OFFENDS THE LADIES
Edwafd Chosei Friends of Whom
Darnel Do Not Approve.
'HE KEEPS HIS FRIENDS, AT THAT
HVfcaterer Kin Ike Hafer of Eaaland
In, II la Kot Fickle le
ards the Friendships
I5NDON, Nov. 21. (Special. )-There
have been ructlona at snme of the country
tiouses where the king had lately b. en
visiting because Ms majesty, for once set
ting aside a precedent a thing lie rarely
does haa asked Consuelo, duchess of Man
chester.. to alt on hla right when the usual
photograph of the party has been taken.
This la a proposition always assigned to
the hostess. As usual In such rases It
la not the hostesses themelve but their
guseta, who have criticised and suggested
that the lady of the house has been
! The truth Is. young and ambitious women
who pine for the notice of King Edward,
whose recognition . Immediately proclaims
a woman the fashion and a social lender,
are so envious of the position the American
duchess holds In his favur that many of
them are ready to go to any extreme. To
them It Is Incomprehensible that she should
be preferred to them with their youta and
King ESdward may have his faults, but
he is not fickle and once he makes a
friend, aha la a friend for ever, unless she
does something outre or stupid to break
the bond. Consuelo, auchess of Manchester,
Is a past mistress In tact, and la never
likely to do anything foolish. At any rate,
the fact remains, she Is as great a chum
today with the king and for that matter
with Queen Alexandra, as she was thirty
Society is looking out anxiously for the
next batch of photographs at royal house
parties to see If Consuelo will hold the
sama position as In the recent ones, which
have furnished so much gossip In Mayfair
ns wall as In the country.
Americans fio South.
Numbers of the best Americans have al
ready, gone south and will not be seen
here again much before April. They dread
the November fogs in London and the
general gloom of the winter. Mrs. James
McDonald, who for the last year and a
half may be said to have been only a
bird v' passage at her house in Cadogan
square, arrived wlth her husband a little
while ago, but left almost directly. He
Is at last In better health, but she is
having trouble with hor sight and has re
quisitioned the services of a famous Ger
man oculist, who Is treating her In Paris.
Tha McDonalds have taken a villa at the
Riviera, and will be there all the winter,
as It Is still Imperative for Mr. McDonald
to winter abroad. Although they both like
London, they regard It as Impossible from
November to April. No one is more missed
here than Mrs. McDonald, her charming
and amusing "hen" parties being among
those that Englishwomen used to enjoy be
cause she made a point of having good
The Fords ,have also gone south. Mrs.
Ford is a daughter of Mrs. Cavendish
Bcntlnck and h.r husband, who has been
for years In poor health, does not grow
much stronger,, with the result that some
Of Mrs, Ford's exquisite trousseau has
never been; worn. . She goes but little Into,
society, making thereby a great contrast
t her youngor :a1ster, Mrs.' Burns, who
ajjlnes therein as such a bright and par
' Mrs. Markay's Ojpen House.
i Mrs. Mackay has open house at the beau
tiful chateau, St. Michael, one of the finest
houses at Cannes, which she rents from
Lord Olenesk. The late Lady Olenesk was
very fond of this house and, having been
a highly cultured and artlstlo woman, sho
filled it with beautiful things, to which
many of the present hostess' still more
valuable possessions are now added. At St.
Michael Is a beautiful studio which Lady
Olenesk had built for her own use, she be
ing quite an accomplished artiste. Tills
Mrs. Mackay has had turned Into a chapel.
Just now there is a large party staying
at the villa, among others Countess TeJ
fener, the lfostess' sister, and the young
Princess dl titlgliano, who has the reputa
tion of being the best dressed woman In
Edelweiss, one of the most famous villas
on the Klvlera, is also rented by that very
mart American, Madame de Breteull, who
is so popular la the royal set here and a
frequent visitor both at Windsor and Pand
rlngham. She was Miss Grant Of New Tork
and is a sister of Lady Essex. It was of
her the princess if Wales, with whom
Americans are not popular, said: "She
ought to have been born In England, she
Is so charming."
There Is a large party staying at Edel
weiss, which Is so commodious that the
owner of It. lird Savlle, used tn lend U
to tho late Queen Victoria for her southern
mart Wet Takes It In.
Hitherto It was only- the common or
garden children who made merry on No
vember & and burnt 1n effigy the hero of
the famous gunpowder plot, butthis year
some of the smartest English and Amer
ican hostesses allowed their chicks to Issue
Invitations for parties on that date. All
the enterprising toy shops In town sold
effigies of Uuy to be burnt miniature
fireworks we're also sold by the hundred
to be set aflame for the occarlon.
Mrs. Lulu llarcourfs little girls made
merry on the anniversary, and the duchess
of Marlborougn, who Is still In the country
and remaining on there Indefinitely, or
dered several "Guys" and quantities of
fireworks from a well known London shop
that her boys might celebrate the occasion
with their young friends In the neighbor
hood. Smart women have come to realize that
motoring is a pastime calculated to add to
"too solid flesh." . This Is a serious con
sideration, especially now that it Is imper
ative that the figure should be as sylphlike
as possible. Hence the flat has gone forth
that in order either to reduce or prevent
the formation cf adipose tissue It la es
sential to walk from three to four miles a
day. A few of our smart dames have,
however, never given up thejld-fashloned
dally walk. Among them Is Mrs. G"-. fa
Cornwallls-West. who certainly reaps Well
the benefit of her exertions, her figure
being all that she can desire. When Mrs.
West Is at her plaro at St. Albans shj
makes a pilnt of walking from four to five
miles n day. Arrayed In a short tweed
skirt with a reefer coat and square-toed,
low-heeled shoes, she sallies forth with a
favorite dog or two and takes the road
with the energy of a school girl.
Dachesaes Take Dally Walks.
Another society woman who has always
made a point rf keeping up her dally walk,
whether in town or country, is Louise,
duchess of Devonshire. The ycung duch
ess of Manchester is among the fashionable
women who have been ordered by her doc
tor to take from two to three hours' walk
ing exercise every day.a decided trial to
her, as for years past she has practically
never walked, taking her freeh air either
In the latest motor car -or the donkey
chaise with her children. Lady Warwick
Is another who has taken to walking exer
cise as being absolutely essential If she
hopes to retain that beauty of figure for
which she has always been so well known.
Hitherto It was the dog only whose toil
ette fand wardrobe was of great concern
to his mistress. Now pussy has poked hor
nose itx and demands equal attention in
regard to her adornment. Of late it has
become the fABhin to take Persian cats
about for drives and. for such expeditions
exquisite coats and boots are provided.
Consuelo, duchess of Manchester, is a
great cat worshipper, though her favorites
of the feline order are mostly elderly, she
having had them for years, and do not ac
company her out of doors. On a recent
blrthduy her "Yankee Doodle," a blus
Persian, was presented by nn enthusiastic
Tley, of course, obviate piercing of the
ears. Whether her grace's pet has boon
allowed to wear these or nor I cannot say,
for the duchess, like Queen Alexandra, has
an objection to titivating her animals and
(he says sho will no allow thorn to be
made to look ridiculous.
Exquisite little embroidered bags are now
sold for carrying about Persian kittens.
They are often jeweled and have the own
er's Initials on one side rfnd the cat's name
on the other. LADY MARY.
By using the various departments of The
Bee Want Ad pages you get the best re
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Ills Aboard Demand.
"I've come tn pay my taxes," said the
man with the lowering brow.
"All right, sir."
"Hut I'm entitled to a rebate."
"A rebate?" said the clerk tn the treas
"Yes, sir; and according to rny count
there's about 4TS5 coming to me."
"What forT" ,
"My housu has been broken Into by
burglars five times tn the last year, and
over JJSiO worth of stuff carried off. What
1 wunt Is the difference between my taxes
and what I've been .robbed of by the bur
glars. I pay for police protection, and I
don't get It. See?"
"Officer,"- gasped the clerk, summoning
a policeman who was standing near, "take
charge of this man! He's escaped from
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FRENCH UNIVERSAL TONGUE?
That if What Parisians Will Tell
NAPOLEON LIVES THERE T
To the Frearh the Great Military
Gealaa Stilt Breathttas the Ia
. splrmtlon of a atloaat .
PARIS, Nov. 21. Frer.cl.mrn take rather
calmly the editorial echoes that are com
ing back from abroad, from tha United
Etates and elsewhere, of the dlrrusslon
arnually renewed by the publication of
the statistics of Prance's falling Mrth rat?.
Tl.ty talk freely of It, as they do of most
things. Indeed Parisians are told frankly
by some of their fellow townsmen that the
reason for the present estate of French
men Is to be found in the Napoleon'c wars,
on tho theory that the empercr tonk away
nnd spent the best blood of France and
that modern Frenchmen .are the descend
ants of those who were too weak for tin
emperor's uses. 1
It confuses a foreigner herV sometimes
the way tha French speak of Napoleon, as
though ha still persisted and were con
temporaneous as well as historic, as though
they were speaking of a living man. lie la
truly ever present to this people.
But when one speaks of depopulation an
other says that France bas Invigorated
ether nations, civilised Europe, taught it
refined enjoyment, and that it is now en
titled to enjoy Itself and that Intellectual
eminence will secure it Its work and Its
glory in respect and Influence for countless
time. The English speaking peoples are
not the only ones who harbor dreams that
their tongue may some day be the lan
guage of practically universal use.
.Armed with Vital Statistics.
And while some of the dubious here,
alarmed by the tables of vital statistics,
fear for the future, others encourage them
selves not only by their own hopor and
confidence, but with the observations of
foreign students who see ftrlat things In
store for this land and its Interesting peo
ple. A recent comforter has appeared from
Russia, M. Novlcow, former president of
the International Institute of Sociology and
distinguished nmong Russian men cf li
ters tor his studies and for his publication
of works In several languages.
He has what the French call a mind with
the quality of the universal, and he la a
polyglot, as are so many gifted Russians.
Looking forward to the close of the cen
tury, M. Novlcow tells the French that
their tongue will be spoken in the year 2000
by 230,000,000 men.
Novlcow points out that human languages
have at one and the same time a tendency
to diversify themselves and a tendency1 to
unite themselves or resolve themselves into
a common medium. If social groups Isolate
themselves the idioms are differentiated;
by frequent communication local peculiari
ties disappear and a common medium be
The selection of the dominant factor de
pends upon four conditions geographical
situation, economic facts, intellectual and
ethical considerations. To furnish the dom
inant tongue a locality must be central, an
important market, a center of light and a
place of pleasures which attract and arouse
the sympathies. These things ' in Greece
and in Italy made the Attic and the Tus
can dialect the dominant and literary lan
guages of those countries.
I'oor Great Literary Toigaei, -
M. Novlcow treats modern Europe as
presenting equivalent conditions to those
which led to the formation and preponder
ance of the Greek and Italian languages
in their respective territories. Europe has
four great literary tongues, of which M.
Novlcow names English first In his enu
meration, the others being French, German
and Italian. The situation between them is
the same as that Just outlined, only on a
larger scale. And he says that of thes
there is no doubt that the French has the
best chance of becoming the accepted
Not only are his four conditions fulfilled
by the French, but a still more potent fac
tor is working for It in tha preference
shown, for it is an auxiliary language
among the people of all the other groups
of the four. It shouHj be said that he In
cludes the two Americas and Australia in
this grouping as uppertalnlng to the mother
He counts lf5,O0O,CO0 of Latins, ' 110,000,000
of Slavs, 140,000,000 of Anglo-Saxons and 86,-
000,000 of Germans, a total of 640,000,000.
Latins and Slavs leah to the French, giving
a count of 316,000,000 against 226,000,000, but
he says that even tbe Germans prefer
French to English, giving the French 400,-
000,000 as against 140,000,000. Finally, the
necessity of the Anglo-Saxons to talk
French as an auxiliary language will make
the victory of the French complete.
Eighteen Millions In 2i,iuO.
Estimating the population of Europe in
the year 2,000 and figuring that In that
happy stage of the world's progress one
person in fifty will have the means and the
desire to acquire the International and
auxiliary tongue he forsees a body of 16,
0U0.000 Europeans outside of France Speak
ing this common language and by reason
of their culture and ability at Intercom
munication forming tho elite of society and
exercising thus an Influence proportionately
greater than their numbers. He reaches
his enormous figure of 230,000000 of French
speaking people In that yar by adding
not only the estimated populaon of the
mother country even if It remains sta
tionary, he says but that of France's col
onies, which he says will make the speech
of France their own Just as the indigenes
in so -large a part of the Americas made
the Spanish their language.
Speaking of "Napoleon and of the national
habit of mentioning him as though he still
lived the public walls at this time of year
bear curious trace of his persistence in the
life of France. For it's the season of bunt
ing, and all the prefects In the land In
posting the rules of the chase name birds
not one of which is to be found in the
France of today.
But it was different when Napoleon had
spread his swsy over far countries, where
some of these birds were to be found. Bo
In the polite language of this people you
are today invited to hunt the pelican In
the woods of Versailles (and elsewhere)
In honor of the victories of Napoleon.
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20 inches deep, 54 inches high,
large French plate beveled
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Buffet in golden oak, polish finish, 40
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Bnffet in golden oak, 40-ln. long, 62-
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Buffet in golden oak, 44-in
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China Cabinet, like illustration, made
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Golden Oak China Cabinet, bent glass
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Golden Oak China Cabinet, bent glass
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Dining Chair, like illustra
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seat over cajie, rubbed and
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Box Seat Dining Chair, genu
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Consult us for door and win
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Dining Table, like illustration, top 45
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4 2-Inch., 6-ft. square extension table,
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42-in. in diameter, golden oak, pedestal
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45-inch, in diameter, golden oak, i'd
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We sell the Bi3sell Grand
Rapids Carpet Sweepers
tny manuscript the minute he gets it, but
he doesn't hurl it back at me that moment
with a promptness that implies a vigorous
rejection. No. He keeps It ahout a
"Of course I know that he nuiy not even
look at It for a month. When my manu
script comes in he may tuck it und-r a
pile of other proffered contributions, to ba
looked at when he comts to It, and when
in time he does como to It ho may reject
it mlth amazing suddenness; but you si e I
don't know that. For all I know he may
be mulling- over it all that time trying to
make up KIh mind whether he had better
upe it or not; and then finally he returns
It; but, I repent, that month of waiting Is
to me a month of delightful uncertainty.
"And then there, are publisher to whom
I send who send back In thres weeks or in
ten days or a week, though not in any
case, with exactness, as at the end of a
fixed period, but there Is one publisher
who -sends back wlth utterly methodical
regularity at the end of ffve days, a
routine from which he never departs, and
this really does ruffle mo a little.
"Let me send hWn something on the third
day of the month and I get It back on
the eighth; if I send something on the elev
enth I get It back on the sixteenth; If 1
send on the twenty-second I get it back
on the twenty-seventh; it never fails; and
this utterly methodical, systematical, un
failing regularity does, I will confess, grate
a little on my nerves.
"And I know that this is nil well In
tended, too. I have an idea thut in This
businesslike establishment manuscripts are
looked at on the day they arrive. But the
gentle hearted publisher, when he has
read a manuscript that he finds to be no
good doesn't want to hurt the feelings of
the writer by sending It back In a 'minute.
No, he says to himself, we'll hold this a
few days and then send It back; and how
that unfailing regularity In manner cf ro
turn comes In I figure out In my mind to
be something like this:
"On his desk the publisher has a series
of gigantic pigeonholes, numbered 1 to 31,
for the days of the month. And when in
pursuance to his kindly plan ho ha read
something that he doesn't want he puts It
In the pigeonhole whose number is five
days ahead, and the office boy docs
the rest. Every day the office bey
comes along and cleans out the box bear
ing the. number , of that date and dumps
the mall he finds In it In the postofflce.
"That's the way I figure It, nnd It's all
done with the best Intentions In me world;
but the intense regularity of It all, the re
morseless sureties with which tlioco
thlugs come does, I will admit, worry unu
"Still, we mustn't let ulnil le little tlil:it!S
like that disturb us, and I have no 1 ill t
that I shall get this man yet. nnd when I
do get 'him 1 havu no d'Utht 1 shall finl
him as methodical in paying us l; Id In,
Kegrets for tile past ae'djm keep il
woman from accepting the present.
Put a man under the X-ihv nvicl.liu! If
you would find cut wluit Is in him.
Kather than stand up tor their prlnclnlis
some men sit down and let money talk.
In Hfter years a man has n miglity poor
opinion of a young man who likes to dunce.
STRUGGLING YOUNG AUTHOR
One War of Hrturnlnt Maaascrlpts
that Urates om a
"This," said the struggling young author,
"Is only a little thing, a matter of detail.
but don't y(u kr.ow It is often little things
that worry us most?
"All the publishers to whom I send stuff
st regularly return It, and of that I havs
no complaint. I bavs no doubt that sooner
or later I shall get them all, and their
senCirg It back now doesn't disturb me in
the least; but there is one publisher whoss
utterly methodical manner of returning
manuscripts does. I will -admit, get on my
nerves a little.
"Different publishers hr.vs different
ways. I send to one. for im'.aance, ttnd he
keeps tha manuscript about, a month.
month to ma of delightful uncertainly. II
kDos perhaps wbat bs la golDg to do with
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