Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 06, 1908, EDITORIAL, Page 5, Image 13
THE OMAHA SUNDAY HEE: DKCKMHKK ti. IMS. SOCIETY OF AMERICAN WOMEN Wife of Ambassador from United States Honorary .President. LARGER QUARTERS FOR CLUB ( hrlstealnas Arr Becoming Smartest f-'nnctlnns la Knalaait him nn First Aivlstnnt lo f anlrt. InjS. L'ec. u (Special ) Mrs V'i,itelaw Held has become honorary pies Ident of the Society of American Women In London, a fact that give a good deal vt satisfaction to the members, for dur ing the ("hoate regime there was more er less ill feeling between the society and the wife of the American ambassador. All that has been change'!, however, mice the Helds came. The society has (,'lifii up its lather Inaccessible rooms In Pall Mall and has Just made a ileal with the Arts club 'for joint uiw of that lull's handsome rooms over Kumpelmayer's In St. .larms street, which la lined w ith fashionable and exclusive club. I hear tome of the members didn't much like the Idea of this Arts club scheme, as It meant putting up some more money. Hut, on the other hand, some Influential new mem bers have come In, Including Mrs. John Morgan Richards, and it is thought that the society has entered on a new eta of prosperity. Smart hrlstealaas. Wuite the smartest functions which have taken place lately have, been christen ings. In their own way they have been quite as Interesting as wedding. The gowns and Jewels worn by the women hav been gorgeous in the extreme, while the floral deconitlons in the church and In the house where the li sts always return lo lunch have, in some. chsqh, airlvcd the suine morning from the south of France. One of the first young Americana to realize the social posMhilitles of the smart christening was Mrs. Walter Burns, who had iultc a memorable (.how when her little girl was received Into tho church. But It Is difficult to ex plain the beauty and plcture.squeness of the christening of the heir of Mr. and Mrs. Lulu llarcourt. The Important lit tle boy wore a lace robe which was valued at 13,000, On the occasion Mrs. ulu lliircourt'H own sables, which she Hum fur the first time und which wore u. "christening gift," were said to have cost her hubband $7,."u0. After the service the guests all assem bled at u recherche luncheon, carda for w hlch were purported to have been Is sued by the small hero of the occasion. They were tiny things of cream parch ment with silver lettering Inscribed with tlio words, "Come and see me christened und afterwards look in and lunch with me." Ilia .Majesty's . I ft . The house was a mass of gorgeous white blooms. Floral bells by a clever arrange ment of a fashionable florist were made to ring out a pml after the manner of Joy bells. Ilia majesty's gift, the everlasting silver-gilt porringer which lie buya by the dozen for auch purposes, was In a conspicu ous place on the table near tho immense and very beautiful christening cake. A great deal of comment was occasioned by the fact that "William" and not "Edward" wsis the first name given to tho little heir. This is totally unusual when the king Is godfather, the child being always given the name of Kdward as a principal one. Tho duchesa of Marlborough wag quite the smartest woman present at tho chrlst- enfjw; of Iady Wolverton's small daughter, the ther day. She camo up especially from Kent, where she is staying with her boys, to be godmother. I.ady Wolverton is a daughter of Ueurgina, I.ady Dudley, and phe is one of those who have ever been staunch to the duchesa since the separation between the Marlborough. Like all the extra smart christenings this one took place at the t'luipel Itnyal. It is essential to have the king's permission before any ceremony can Ik- performed at this church. Men, save the immediate relatives of the family, do not generally put In an appear ance at such ceremonies, but they are al ways to bo found in numbers at the lunch eon and wear the buttonholes which are presented in honor of the occasion usually while gardenias.' Kdnard n "larllnsr Klsg." There is known to be a strong dash of sentiment In the composition of King Kd ward. When the course of truo love has not run smooth he has times out of num ber thrown oil. In the shape of kind words an1 suggestions to the parenta of the pair. on the tempestuous waters. Some time ago I mentioned tho fact that Liidy fagot's young son was In love with Miss James, the youthful debutante daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie James, but that the par enta of the boy and girl objected to the marriage for a few reasons best known to themselves and suggested that "the chil dren" attould wait for some time. It now appears that this enthusiastic Romeo and Juliet have gone straight to King Edward and asked him to try to Intercede for them with their parents with a view to a hasty marriage. Miss James, who. is not yet 13. and looks about K, wrote a personal letter to his majesty, saying: "You will be suc'.i a darling king If you tan get mother and I.ady Paget to consent to our marriage at once." Ilistnty does not record what his majesty replied, but that he has had a that with both Lady Paget and Mrs. James on the subh-ct is known. Miss James, who Is a beauty and will In time be u great heiress, should l.n t lie ordinary course oC circumstances have married brilliantly. Though Mr. Paget Is a good-looking and j desirable young man he, naturally, cannot be regarded in the light of a great catch. j It remains to be seen what will happen, j but there Is a definite idea In society that the engagement will be announced shortly. Important Yinkrri Absent. Although this is what is termed "the little season," which in years gone by used to be so popular with rich Americans, as I write the Important Yankees here could almost be counted on the fingers of one hand. They are everywhere but In London. Hyde Park house, the town residence of Lady Nay lor- REVOLT IN GERMANY GROWS Emperor William is Now raced by "Another Master." DIVINE RIGHT IS NEAR ITS END Ovrnlni if a Momratona trottle Marked lr the Itrcent Outburst of Public Opinion In the German K.niplre. BK11I.I.V. lec. 5. The outburst of feeling In Germany agalnn the kaiser marks the opening of a momentous struggle. In two months the kaiser will be So years old; al ready he has reigned for more than twenty years. His personality Is no unknown quality, and he may well be aghast that so causal a thing as a newspaper Interview should be seized by his subjects to diminish his stature publicly and forever. He, the Leyland. Is snut up und will not be opened j m rlr tirri,ss exponent of the old faith In the divinity of his office, the man who in until the lale spring. Mr. Asior's mansion in Cat lion House Tel l ace also has the blinds drawn, he being in Kei.t. The Urcxels' new house in tirosvenor suare ' noL U be reudy for tneir accommodation until the spring. Mrs. Anthony Dnxel and her daughter mude a visit there the other day, to see how It was progressing, and the former explained that there was "no hurry" with the mansion, as she proposed to spend the holidays and a good part of January In tho United States. Mrs. John Mackay Is not expected In Carlton House Terrace until May and Mrs. Harold Baring, one of tho favorite hostesses of King Bdward, and one oc the prettiest Americans In Europe, is trying to let her house in Knlghtsbrldge. I July Cunard means to spend the next three months at Nevlll Holt and Lady Bate man will lie at Shobdcn until well on in tho the modern world calls mankind to behold that he Is the absolute inheritor of the glamour of t'hurlomagne and the Cat Mars he lo be held answerable to the represen tatives of universal suffrage and threatened with coercive conversion into a moio con stitutional, limited king, a king in rrose. Such a situation opens an era for the Ger man empire. Onlookers from abroad should realize thai the fateful interview which dealt with the emperor's personal acts In foreign affairs was launched into an internal situation laden with dangerous factors. The violence of tho explosion marked the existence of long accumulated discontent on which his words acted as a fuse. The country has suffered Increasingly from bad economic conditions for the last new year. Mrs. Ronalds, whoso Sunday j three years, from overproduction, from tha afternoon musical parties used to be sucli a godsend, has been with her daughter. Mrs. Hitchlc. ever s.i long in America, though she is expected here before Christ mas. Mrs. George Cornwallis West la at her place near Hi. Albans-, and has not the slightest intention of coming to London permuiicnlly until the late spring. Anlnnin Season Fiasco. Tho truth is, it was the king who in the past Induced Ameiican hostesses to open tlielr houses and help to make things "go before Christmas. Before he ascended the throne autumn seasons were unheard of in lyondou, the smart world never thinking ot pulling In an appearance before February or March a; tho earliest. The king is a cockney in his love for London, and is never happy for long out of It. Henco the autumn season which is proving such a liasco this year. Mrs. Kate Moore is regarded on the con tinent as one of the most chic Americans of the hour. It was her great friend. Lady Savlle, who first introduced her to King ICdward. who immediately pronounced her to be one of the most Interesting Women he had met. Mrs. Moore has Just been "staggering" London with her wonderful frocks, mostly of tho empire and dlrectoire persuasion. Everyone knows how deadly slow Englishwomen are In accepting new modes, and though the dlrectoire models have been universally adopted elsewhere the.y arc rarely seen here except pictured in the women's papers and In the shop windows, Judge then the sensation Mrs. Moore's frocks occasioned, especially as some of her skirts were not more than two and a half yards at the feet! She Is one of the people who look their best in pic turesque and eccentric attjre. While in England she visited another very smart woman, Mrs.' Hwfa Williams, who is also in the royal set. Some years ago, when circumstances aroso which reduced Mrs. Hwfa Williams' dress allowance, she promptly opened a wonderful French laun dry wherein all the assistants were French. She. charged 11 for washing the simplest shirt waist and $2.50 for making up a linen frock. All society flocked to her with Its washing, with the result that she was soon again able to pay. as of old. S5" for a gown. Mrs. Hwfa Williams" laundry still remains a source of income to her, though not so large as at first, for English people soon get tired of paying fancy prices, oven to a smart society laundress. I hear the Idea of the laundry was in the first In stance suggested to Mrs. Williams by Mrs. Moore. LADY MARY. The Road to Success. John ii. Johnson, Philadelphia's famous lawyer, was talking In the smukeroom of a liner about work. "In my youth," said Mr. Johnson, "I was ambitious. Ambitious in an aimless and desultory way. In early youth, of course, one understands neither life nor oneself. "An aged millionaire questioned me one day good liumoredly: " 'You are ambitious.' he said. 'I am.' I agreed. " 'Why. said the millionaire, "do you want to rise?" " 'So that I can do as I like t answered. "The millionaire smiled and shook his head. " 'Ah. my boy.' he sUd. "It Is only when we do as we don't like that we suceeed.' New York Sun. the NATIONAL CORN SHOW Have arranged for a Grand Factory Display of the famous STRICH & ZEIDLER PIANOS of New York. This matchless exhibit will be held on the Main Stae of the Auditorium. Here will Ik? piven away the $500 00 GRAND PRIZE Strich Cl Zoidlcr Piano Twenty-five years striving for the Ideal has made the Strich & Zeidler Piano , The MARVEL of the Piano Age. WTierever known best the Strich & Zeidler Piano is called the Piano for Particular People. W. E. Richards, "Western Sales Manager for Strich & Zeidler, with offices on the 3d floor Old Boston Store Bldg., Omaha, Neb., announces that not one of the carload of sioe. ially selected Sample Pianos will remain unsold. This means A RARE , OPPORTUNITY for Piano Dealers and Intending lurchasers to secure the best"" that America af fords at estecially low trices. 1908 CBnipisttinniSLS 1908 We are right in touch with SANTA with all the latest novelties of this season's manufac ture in FURNITURE, CARPETS, DRAPERIES, ORIENTAL RUGS, PILLOWS, Etc. Ladies' or Gent's House Desk Kike illustration made of se lect quarter sawed oak, highly olished, very substantial; at, price $13.50 -m ' a v f 11 1 i il. m other I,ntlies' Desks, in an me 0MttWTt$llMlSM I different l,ul finislios. i? ml difficulty of finding markets and the small ness of commercial profits, from anxiety over the enormous and necessary increase In taxation. Hesldes, there Is the certain survival of pnrtlcularist sentiment in the non-Prussian states of the federal empire, as witness Bavaria's secession from the Imperial Navy league, on the around that the funds were used clectorally to nld IYince Buelow's bloc and to defeat the south and the Catholic center. Haala of the Trouble. Socialist propaganda . Id, the flamboyant pretensions of the pan-German expansion ists have had their share in disturbing t lie produetive community. Most of nil, and hero has proved to be the kaiser's pitfall, there Is a brooding anxiety over the man ner of managing (Sermany's foreign policy. That policy, all Hermans agree, does not secure thu results that the country's strength Hnd ambition might obtain; yet the. foreign policy has been the emperor himself, the first patriot of them all. To tako Us control from his hands is to hold him convicted of personal Incompetence as a statesman. l.'nder a restricted consti tution a personally incompetent monarch can be kept harmless. The parliamen tarians of tho moderate parties are strain ing their ingenuity to try how such an affront can be veiled to avoid collision with the emiKror's turbulent self-esteem. Bismarck's Solution. The best understanding of the German constitution is to be gathered from tho words addressed by Prince Bismarck to the Prussian Diet when the chancellor first came into collision with the elected legis lature. He told them: "In case of discord between the three powers (the sovereign, tho Federal Council and the Iteiehsuig) which cooperate in the making of laws, the constitution does not say which of them is to yield. The true solution should be found In a compromise. If the compromise does not succeed, there would be a con flict und as the life of the state must not bo brought to a standstill such conflicts become questions of strength. Ho whose hands are strong enough succeeds in en forcing his views." So it Is today. If tho Kelchstag challenge the kaiser on his responsibility to It for the conduct of Ger man policy It Is traveling outside the con stitution and Its only justification would bo tho possession of enough national strength to enforce its will. All parties to the struggle realize that the existing constitution, drafted forty years ago, was made by Bismarck specifically for the needs of his own time and policy. He had to cope with the altruistic liber alism which had remained strong on the continent of Europe since the uprisings of 1S4S and he had to ward against separ atist sentiment In the non-Prussian states. Thus he devised a Reichstag to consist of one chamber elected by all Germany by universal suffrage. So far he satisfied na tional unity and democracy, but he ef fectively gagged the latter by formally de priving the Reichstag of all power of Ini tiative. He meant to continue governing by the army and the permanent officials under the will of the sovereign, and as he did not weaken either of these instru ments, he conferred no independent power on the elected assembly. sovrrtgn to Kirrotvr, "The executive power belongs exclusively to the sovereign," declared Bismarck, and he provided that the sovereign should "rep resent the entire empire in its relation to foreign states." The Federal Council, it is true, had to give consent to a declaration of war, but In his quality of king of Prussia the emperor remained master of the council. Ail tho confederated stutis send delegates to the council fifty-eight members for twenty-five states. Prussia has keventeen votes and with the small states that are appendages to its territory controls the majority. The imperial chan cellor presides over the Federal Council, one of whose chief rights is to advise the dissolution of the Reichstag, under the ap proval of the emperor. Powers of the Reichstag. The Reichstag Is elected bodily for threa years. It wai at first arranged that ther. should be one member for each luO.OtJ of population, but a'though the German empire baa now 60.ouu.000 inhabitants the Reichstag lias only X'T members. Nomi nally the Reichstag Is entitled to pro nounce its wilt on questions of taxation, railways, civil and criminal legislation, army and navy expenditure. The constitu tion slates that "every law of the empire requires a decision by the Reichstag." But article v adds: "Accord between the Reichstag and the federal council is necessary for a law. In cam) of a d.s sgreement within the federal council on a bill relating to the army, navy or to taxation t he president may decide that ex isting arrangements siiould be continued." Moreover, tho Reichstag may not modify the constitution or militiry or fiscal ar rangements without the consent of the king of Prussia, German emperor. The Reichstag may ask reports from the Imperial authorities and lias the right of petition and Interpellation; but here again its rights are whittled down. The gov ernment is not bound to furnish reports; the opinion o fthe Reichstag on these re ports does not bind the government; the decision of tho Reichstag to pei"'n the government does not oblige .ny authority to take heed of Its petition. Th government may refuse to reply to Interpellations and Is not bound by any votes that may result from them. In short, the Reichstag's votes are purely platinic. It naturally follows that It exer cises no direct action on the conduct of 1 mm wit ft I fa ft MM IW s $Sj.OO to i Music Cabinet Music Cabinet, like illustration, with plaster front, colonial design, made of choice mahog any, polish or dull finish; at, price $21.50 Others in imitation mahogany and oak, at prices from $(50.00 dow n to . . . . , S5.50 Dressing Table Chair Dressing Table Chair, like illustration, made in all the fancy woods, mahog any, curley birch, bird's-eye maple and golden oak; price $4.75 Other design Chairs, in mahogany and oak, from $13.00 down to $4.00 i I J Ccllarctic Collarette, like illustration, made of select quarter-sawed oak and hand polished, one of the most complete made; price $27.00 Others in weathered oak and golden oak, ranging in price from $3o.OO down to $9.00 Our line of bedroom rockers, children's rockers, children's jumpers and play-yards was never more complete than now. Ladies9 Desk Chair Ladies' Desk Chair, like illustration, with box frame and solid wood seat, made of select quarter-sawed oak; at, price , $4.75 Large line of Desk Chairs, in all the fancy woods; at from $12.00 down to , ...$4.50 AVc have never displayed a more complete line of Pedestals, Tabour ettes, Jardinier Stands, Work Tables, Foot Sests, Medicine Cabinets, Kitchen Cabinets for Holiday trade than we are this year. Miller, Stewart (& Beaton S, the government, the fate or ministers or the administration of affairs. In the ultimate matter of the imierlal budget it cannot effectively stop supplies, for its vote, according to article lxix of tho constitution, is not equivalent to an authorisation of expenditure, but to a recognition of tho necessity and accuracy of the acounts. The budget Is thus an administrative act passed In firm of law. Public Opinion Is Powerful. Willie all these barren negatives have en closed the legislative authority of the Reichstag public opinion has grown up vigorously outside. A member of the Reichstag has no voice in the making of ministers or in procuring local appoint ments, but to avoid chronic public dispu tation between the legislature and the cxe. cutivo the practice of lobby bargainings has grown tip. Groups have been got, even to vote meas ures tiiat their members had opposed on condition that the government would let them have their way in matters on which they were separately interested. The conservative-liberal bloc that supported Prince Bulow from the last election until this cris was welded together in the do ut des Blsmarckian fashion, rublic opinion has never been proud of these lobby bargain ings, and members who wish to break with the custom ascribe the futility of their ef forts to the essentially subordinate role that the Reichstag plays in the constitution. It is another ground for the extension of its rights. "There is " only one master In this country; I will not suffer another by my side." So spoke Kniperor Wilhelm at Dus seldoif, when. he had been five years on the throne. Yet lie, himself, aided by the ex cesses of his favorites, by his speeches and by the inconsistency of his policy, has created "another master'" German public opinion. It asks for guarantees against him and raises the gravest constitutional question that the country has known since the em pire was founded. The chancellor is to re main responsible, but before whom? If he is to be primarily responsible to the em peror the personal policy will continue. If the emperor's ministers are to be primarily responsible to thp Reichstag, where is his passionate statement to him self as a divinely appointed? Kmneror's Position la Mrons;. Yet there are circumstances In the situa tion which render Kmperor William's posi tion very sitting. Nothing can be done without him except by a revolution, whicii is an utterly improbable contingency. By choosing that way Germany might find ruin and it knows it. The present Kelchs tag Is not of the temp-r t" seek a revolu tion. It wants simply a constitution; what the German empire has been lix'kinp f ir ever since it taw the light. Heinrich Heine said that the soul of Germany Is wandering in search of u body. lis present hist ry explains his saying. In one vital aspect the problem has not yet been solved peaceably by any nation. In t lie American. English and French revo lutions tne preexisting systems were up rooted nnd ia.it out bidi.y to make space fir the establishment of free institutions in which a fittliu; pla.e was given to the chief of state by the nation. In Germany, whose furm of cunstil ution was not the seqii.l lo the overthrow of the previous system of government, the make bel.eve has been attempted of conferring power on a newly created body without diminishing the absolute, hereditary au thority of t lie sovereign. In Russia the attempt has been an utter failuri ; in Ger many, despite excc.Uenl education, good civic orJer end generally Intelligent ad ministration, it will be a miracle if govern ment by elected legislature can be made a success under the sway of the present empei or. (lass by the real smart society woman; "suffragettlng" has been vulgarized by the tactiis of the militant members; while elec tioneering offers too many periods of inac tivity between battles and, besides. Is closed to all but a few. So it is that many smart women here are liecomlng amateur scrubwomen and are spendirg most of their srare moments cleaning up the churches to which tliey belong. To say that these women, some of them real live peeresses who come forward to assist their pastors, are not sincere in their intentions would bo exceedingly untrue. They work like slaves In tho "cause" clean ing out the churches themselves, thereby saving the weekly expenditure for such purposes in poor churches and gaining for themselves a special halo to be worn at a future date. They masquerade as scrub women in huge, coarse aprons which, how ever, have ti delightful touch of Irish em broidery on the bodices. Iargo cotton sleeves are drawn over their dainty inner ones of lace and chiffon and on their per fectly arranged hair aro fantastic hand kerchiefs In vivid colors tied in picturesque bows. Armed with brooms, dust pans and wash leather they are to be found on a Monday morning In many of the smartest churches In town and country, especially those of tho high church persuasion. They wash and iron the altar cloths and the rest of the church linen, they scrub the marble steps to the chancel, wash the vases, polish the candlesticks and arrange the flowers artistically. In the first instance It was the dowager duchess of Newcastle who started as ama teur scrubwoman. Her grace, who is "vert" to Catholicism, is as devout and earnest as the majority who "come over." In the Fast Knd, where she spends most of her time, she aked as a favor to be al lowed "to look after t)ie house of God." This favor was readily granted and in time it came to puss that she and a num ber of young gentlewomen who always help her grace In her works of charity took complete charge of the church. Iady Wimborne. although a low church Protestant, is also enthusiastic in super intending the cleaning of the parish church on her husband's estate. She Is one of the remarkable daughters of the seventh duke of Marlborough and aunt of the present peer. Mrs. Asqulth. wife of the prime minister, when she as in the north litis year stag gered tiie "little minister" by declaring her desire to act in the capacity of ama teur scrubwoman In the local kirk. This fact aroused immense excitement in the neighborhood, as it was the first time the pimple inhabitants bad heard of a great lady being 3esirous of taking up such a job. In some parishes the clergy admit con fidentially that they are 'being killeJ with kindness." but they would not grum ble for the world, being fearful of damp ing the seal of their fair parishioners. It is nevertheless an open secret in more casas than one that the genuine scrub women have had to be called In by stealth and locked In the stiered edifices "to clean up," as one professional scrubwoman ex pressed it, "after the ladies had finished messing about." In outlying districts, where tnere are no j "society" dames, the wouid-be smart ladies of the parish take for their example the conduct of their aristocratic sisters und masquerade like them. This has admirable financial results, the clergy In many in stances being able to lay aside church ex penses for parish debts. MILKING MEN WITH MONEY American Millionaires Fay High Prices in England. . SMART SOCIETY AFTER CASH Fascinating Hostesses Enlarge Their Dress Arcoaati by Esglseerlsg Deals on Susceptible Ones from This Side. LONDON. Pec. 5. (Special.) At this, the country house season, American million aires are in particular request. This Is the time when over the wine and the walnuts "deuls" as big as any which take place on the stock exchange or in city olfices are negotiated. The intimacy and the friendliness of the association within the ancestral home accomplish in a week-end what could not be arrived at for months elsewhere. Besides, the guest, feeling him self under an obligation, as it were, cannot verv well decline what he would without hesitation refuse to do were he approached In the ordinary business way. The chatelaine of the aristocratic home spends many hours sorting out tho right type of American people to invite to ner board. She gushes over them and begs them, with her innocent blue eyes, to come and see her aviary or her miniature loo or the dairy r th? fowls, and, never dream ing that the fair one is a sort of human spider, inveigling lier prey to her parlors, they accept the Invitation, delighted at the prospects of meeting a royal highness Astute and shrewd as the usual Yankee millionaire is. not even when he has de posited thousands in the flotation of the company in which his hostess' husband is interested or has purchased the master piece or the antique leather chairs, does he tumble to the fact that he has been Invited for no other purpose than to spend his dollars. Makes Money for Dress. The wife of a well known Hampshire magnate boasts to her intimates that fo five years past she has made between 10,OX and 112,000 for her dross througli American millionaires to whom she sella In the privacy of her homo objects of art. She Is a connoisseur of some distinction and it is to be admitted that what sha does cell is genuine of Its kind, but she gets phenomenal prices In some cases as ir.uch as five times tho worth of tho article. "How you had tho conscience," said a well known statesman to her the other day, "to nsk tl,260 for that seal and watch fob? You ought to bo ashamed of yourself." "You forget altogether, my right honor able friend, that the American young man who paid it to me was introduced to my friends to you, for Instance. Business ia business," she answered. The biggest tube scheme that has yet been put before Parliament will bo pre sented early next year. It was arranged during one week-end at a well known hous.i in Y'orkshlre, much of the money being guaranteed by Americans who had met lor the first tlmo tho promulgator of th. enterprise at that gathering. The originator Is a penniless but clever nephew of a dis tinguished Irish peer and he expects to net out of the Job something like Jl,5u0.iX). Dos; Fanciers In Demand. American dog fanciers stand a goe-j chance of being Invited to the smartest houses if they have the reputation of being willing to pay "fancy priirs" for pe1iSre- animals. The greater number of country hostesses add to their dress allowances b selling pedigree dogs, cats or fowls. It sunly cannot be Infra dig to do so when Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holslein, tho king's niece has for years sold cats to any "common or garden" individual who wroti to her either nt Cumberland 1odge, Wind sor or Schomberg House, London, enclosing a check for a pussy cat. It must always be taken Into considera tion that the more exalted the sales woman the higher the price she can demand. Princess Victoria, nevertheless, Is the om exception which proves the rule and when some time ago an ambitious social climber forwarded her a gushing letter and a check f'T Vtt) for a blue Persian k'tten a few weeks old she deducted the fM. the actual price of the cat, and returned the rest. CHURCHES IN BEST OF HANDS society Vt otsra of Kaajland Have Penchant fur f aninsi for llonses of Worship. LONLON. Tec. 5 (Special.) English so ciety women are seldom if ever happy un less they are doing something out of the trdinary. Any number of crazes have bad their days, run tie r courses and retired into oblivion. "Slumming" lias been over Uono and passed on to the upper middle If Under the Weather Get Into Good Condition You are more exposed to infectious and con tagious diseases than you would be if healthy and strong. You have less power of resistance. 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