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DUCHESS WILL START SALON
American Woman Declares This to
Be Her Intention.
SUKDE&LAKD HOME THE PLACE
Marltxtroaah Hame to Be ftlrea
Proanlaeare Anil la Thl. War
" llbrr'' Vixen Op
LONDON, rec. 19.-(fpeolaJ.) At lant
re to have a salon. The duchpM of Marl
borough has said It. For rears It has been
the ambition of every great leader of so
ciety In London to found a aalon. Attempts
by the score have been made, but lonuhow
one after another haa failed. The lady who
arrived nearest to the mark waa Lady
Jeune, the, wife of the famous divorce court
judge, 81r Francis Jeune, who received a
peerage shortly before his cWth. This
lady, by the war, is a grand-aunt of lira.
All sorts of clever and eccentric people
used to assemble at Lady Jeune's well
known house In Harley street. The pos
session of brains was the passport. Some
of the men were so poor It used to be said
that they got their dress suits out of pawn
for the occasion. These men were to be
found discussing some burning question of
the day with Lady Warwick or the beauti
ful duchess of Sutherland. Of one guest it
was told that after having taken her srracs
of Sutherland In to cupper at one of these
parties he left the house ant had to sleep
on the embankment, his landlady having
locked the door upon him because he had
not paid his rent. Today he is one of our
foremost authors and gets four figures for
Brain Mixed with Fob.
The duchess of Marlborough la aware
that tne very first essential for a salon
In London la Intellectuality mingled with
an element of amusement. Amusing guests
who can tell good stories and witty women
are as necessary as politicians and bishops.
The primary idea of the duchess' salon Is
political. In politics her grace Is a tory
of the first water, like her husband, but.
nevertheless, she Is extremely broad in her
tastes and eminently catholic in her selec
tion of friends. This means that there
should be an exceedingly Interesting crowd
found within the walls of the ducal abode
in Curson street. It la aald here that as a
rule politics do not Interest the American
woman. To the duchess of Marlborough
they are fascinating. For years she has
been credited with this desire to found a
salon. At the moment she la a pillar of
philanthropy. Half the bishops of England
look to her for funds for her charities.
She responds most generously to appeals,
but were she to give to all ahe would ex
ceed her total Income.
Money Is the first essential for success
of any kind In London Just now. A woman
may be as beautiful as Marie Stuart or
Marie Antoinette and have the bluest of
blood In her veins, but If she has not
money, It profits her nothing. On the other
hand, anyone who posnessee the almighty
dollar, cao. If she goes about it in the
right way, enter the magic royal set. But
It goes without saying she must be intro
duced by someone in the swim. Otherwise
she may remain tor ail time outside in the
Moaer Bays Posltloa.
Five peeresses have recently formed
themselves into a circle and have hinted
that any rich colonial. American or English
man and womaa who desires to take up
a definite position in London society, may
do so by putting down the needful In the
shape of a check which will be divided
among the five. One of these ladles is a
favorite with the king, who is her god
father. Her husband used to be regarded
as one of the wealthiest men in society,
but In some mysterious way his money has
disappeared and they have had to give
up their town house and live in quite a
small way. She is beautiful, ambitious,
accomplished and has two budding daugh
ters who ought to be put upon the matrl
morrlal market in the proper way. Another
of these ladles Is the wife of an Irish peer,
who, though very clever and "a coming
man," has no money. His wife Is a
beauty, but he cannot allow her the money
she ought to have to dress on. If she
hopes to hold ber place in society and at
tain for her lord the political position of
which he is worthy, she must be perfectly
gowned and she must also entertain. A
third member of the quintet is the wife
of the Hampshire magnate, who accepted
t&,000 from a well known newspaper pro
prietor for permission to allow a reporter
to reside in his house during th visit of
a renowned sovereign, who must be name
less. Those who know these ladies are watch
ing with the greatest Interest for the com
ing of the new millionaires, who, if they
are bachelors, may expect the time of their
lives. That the fees will be heavy for In
troductions goes without saying. Some fix
the price at S5.0X. others say it wilt more
likely run to tS.000.
Her majesty. Queen Alexandrs. has al
ways been a great admires of Mrs. John
Jacob Astor. On the death of Mrs. Astor
the queen sent an autograph letter of con
dolence to her. This was a special mark of
favor, for it so happens that owing to the
coolnesa which has for yesrs existed be
tween the Astors here and the first family,
Mrs. John Jacob Is known but Blightly to
the royal family.
Pa mo a Bit af Jewelry.
Her majesty, who la a great lover of
historic jewels, has heard a great deal
about the famous Louis XIV bow in dia
monds and pearls which was part of the
state jewels of that monarch, and which
waa purchased by the late Mrs. Astor for
a fabulous sum some years ago and will
henceforth be worn by her daughter-in-law.
I hear Mrs. John Jacob Astor has promised
to bring this exquisite piece of jewelry to
Europe with her the next time she crosses
for the Inspection of the queen who. it Is
said, desires a replica of it. No doubt It
will be a considerable time before Mrs.
Astor wears It, but when she does she may
expect to be mobbed, so great Is the in
terest here In the ornament.
Though owing to her mourning It will be
some time before Mrs. Ogilvy Halg can en
tertain, it is rumored that she proposes to
take one of the great London palaces when
she returns from the Vnlted States. Mean
while her house In Brook street Is being
made ready for her. This is a small, un
pretentious house and though well situated
U unworthy of the part owner of the for
tune of her mother, the late Mrs. Astor.
It Is said that for a long time she has hsd
her eye on a residence in Park Lane which
has been in the market for a couple of
ivars, it being too expensive for anyone
except a millionaire. Mrs. Marshall Field,
jr., now Mrs. Drummond, Inspected It and
practically came to ' terms for It, but
eventually changed her mind. Society here
looks to Mrs. Ogilvy Haig as one of the
great hostesses of the future; but whether
she will live up to these expectations re
mains to be seen.
Mrs. satta, Is Boce--rlaJ.
For a long time it seemed as if Lady
Cooper would never again take up her
position as a hostess so great was her
grief at the death of her brother, 'Silent"
Smith, who died on his honeymooa tour.
She used U saj. "Atler Suva a blww Uiere
was nothing to live for" and add, "What
was the good of wealth, position, money V
Now, however, she is recovering from the
Intense depression and since the shooting
season commenced there hsa been a sue
cession of house parties at Hursley. her
beautiful country seat, which In one of the
most luxurious and up-to-date houses in
the kingdom. So far she Insists she hss
no desire to reopen her mansion In Oros
venor square which Is among the largest
In that aristocratic nelfrhborhood. Like one
or two other well-known Americans, notably
Lady Suffolk, she dislikes London, though
she wishes to "feel she has a home to go
to when she comes townwards."
Somebody In Washington ought to give
a tip to the American ambassador here
that the young gentlemen of his staff In
Victoria street might properly make an
week-end trip to Paris, without providing
the society columns of the Times with an
Item to that effect. There has been scarcely
a day for months that has not been graced
with the appearance of some Item of the
sort, and as the other embassies do not
avail themselves thus liberally of the
courtesies of the society columns, the Im
pression that will be created before long
is that the American embassy employs a
press agent. Incidentally there Is no wild
burst of enthusiasm here over the published
report that Vice President Fairbanks may
succeed Whltelaw Reld. LADT MART,
LABOR MEMBERS MAY STARVE
PEER SELLS FAMOUS BOOKS
Lard Amherst Disposes sf Great Col
lection to Par His Obligations.
LONDON, Dec 19. (Special.) Just over
two years ago book collectors all over the
world were astonished by the announce
ment that the magnificent library of Lord
Amherst of Hackney, one of the finest In
the world, would be sold at public auction,
When the most inquisitive looked around
for a reason for this extraordinary action
on the part of the famous English peer.
who had devoted the best years of his life
and a conuiderable part of his great for
tune to the collection of his library, they
were told that the noble lord was com
pelled to realize immediately a sum ap
proaching J500.000 to cover a debt of honor
incurred through the dishonesty of his so
licitor. And although the announcement of
the sale was premature, events of the last
few days have proved that Dame Gossip
spoke the truth regarding the cause, but
grossly underestimated the amount. A re
cent action against Lord Amherst In the
English courts brought forth te official
announcement that the amount which he
had lost was not a mere 500.000, but more
than tl.2SO.O0O, and the sale of his books
took place last week at Sotheby's.
' Although Lord Amherst Is known to be
an Immensely wealthy man, owning as he
does a large and Juicy slice of Hackney, a
suburb of London, the fact that he was
compelled to se'l his beloved library to meet
his large obligations, has occasioned little
or no surprise In England. There are few
Englishmen, even among the richest, who
would not have to do a deal of chasing
around and scraping to raise (1,250,000.
Most of them owe their wealth to enor
mous landed Interests, and entailed and tied
up as their property is under the English
law, they would find it extremely difficult,
if not Impossible, to convert any part of It
Into gold. So it was with Lord Amherst,
and although It was much like parting with
his life's blood, he was compelled to take a
last fond look at his almost priceless Cax
tons and his first folio Shakespeares, lov
ingly handle for the last time his historical
bindings and tearfully send them off to the
auction room to be eagerly bid for by rep
resentatives of all the great collectors of
Lord Amherst began his collection half
a century ago, before the multi-millionaire
American purchaser with the bot
tomless purse entered the field. Thus
he was able, to buy at extraordinarily low
prices, and It is probable that the sale
of last week realised for him. several
times .the amount of his original out
lay. To enumerate the unique books
that composed the collection is a task
beyond the writer's powers. His seven
teen famous Caxtons formed but one
item in the long list. The collection of
books and tracts on the reformation and
the Church of England had no rival out
side of the British museum. Including
as It did Queen Elizabeth's copy cf the
1668 Bishop's Bible and Charles I's copy
of the "Authorized Version." One cf the
Caxtons is reputed to be the only copy
in existence of the first book printed in
the English language.
Evidently Lord Amherse felt that It Is
necessary to pay the debts Incurred
through his solicitor Immediately, for
if he had had a few years' grace be could
undoubtedly have liquidated them with
out sacrificing his library. His income
is commonly and openly quoted at 1500,
000 a year, and for many years past he
has probably lived up to It, entertain
ing lavishly at his Norfolk estate, Dld
lington hall. Both he and his wife, how
ever, have eschewed the ao-cailed ''smart
set" He has no son, but no less than
six daughters, and his title will go by
special .remainder to the eldest. Lady
William Cecil. Although there la not
much likelihood of their being called !
upon to do so, each of the daughters
is able to go out into the world and
earn her own living, having learned some
useful profession. For instance. Lady
William Cecil is interested in horticul
ture, one of her sisters has taken up
bookbinding, another Is successful ' in
poultry farming, and so on.
Lord Amherst was raised to the peer
age as a baron in 182 by Lord Salis
bury. He is not to be confused with
Decision of English Court Shots Off
Income from Unions.
MANY ARE ENTIRELY DEPENDENT
Allowance af Thoaaand Hollars
Yearly Raleed by Atsenainent
All Soma la Coanmoas
Dlda't Need a Seleetloa.
A Kansas man tells of a music ball in
a town of that state which bore the un
enviable reputation of possessing abso
lutely the worst band anywhere. On
one occasion a "headllner" from Chicago
had been promised by the management
for a "turn," and consequently the hall
was packed to the doors. When, how
ever, the time had come for the "head
liner" to appear, instead of that eagerly
awaited attraction the audience was as
tounded to see the agitated manager coma
before the curtain holding a telegram in
"Ladles and gentlemen, said he, "I
very much regret to Inform you that tha
Great Stewart' cannot (hisses and cat
calls) possibly arrive for at least another
half hour. (Great applause.) In the mean
time the band will play you a selection."
At this a dead silence followed, which
was finally broken by a man In the gal
lery. "Smltty, Bmltty!" he shrieked. "Don't
let the band play. We'll be quiet; hon
est we will!" Philadelphia Record.
Why Does It Cure
Not because) It I aareapartlla,
but because it la medicine of
peculiar merit, composed of more
than twenty different remedial
agent effecting phenomenal
curea of troublea of the blood,
atomach, liver and bowel.
Thus Hood's Barsaparilla cmeaeciol
cla, ecMtna, anemia, catarrh, nervoos
neat, thai tired feeling, dyspepsia, loes
of appetite, and builds up the system.
Gt it today la the aaoal lujuU Sara at la
aWottlalsd taUs torsi aUs4 6 asf be.
LONDON. Dec. IS. (Special.) That the
recent declrlon of the court of appeals In
London that the trade union levies for
the support of the labor members of Parlia
ment are Illegal and must be stopped will
seriously affect the whole course of British
politics is widely predicted. The labor
party was a growing power In the country
and It remains to be seen now whether it
will be able to survive this blow or whether
It will be forced to go cut of business.
At thp cutset It is well to understand
that the labor members of Parliament ars
poor men. They are. In many rases, abso
lutely dependent on the allowance of $r,000
a year mnde to them by the labor party,
for England dcxs not pay Its legislators,
and If this allowance Is cut off they can
not afford to sit in Parliament. The labor
party has been absolutely dependent for
Its funds on the trade union levies end
the question now Is, "Can rt raise tha
money In any other way?"
There are two courses open to it. One
Is to organize voluntary associations out
side the trade unions, the members of
which shall contribute, and the other Is
to try and amend the law under which
the court of appeals' decision was given.
The objection to the first course la that
it would be very expensive and quite un
satisfactory. Soma of the most Important
trade unions, such as the miners, for In
star ce, who are associated with the labor
party, voted for affiliation by a majority
so small that one may say that half the
members were opposed to It. This means,
of course, that nearly half the members
who havp been paying tho compulsory levy
for the support of the labor members of
Parliament would refuse to join the volun
tary associations. It has been supgested
that the members of the voluntary as
sociations might make It very uncomfort-1
able for the men who refused to Join, but
here again the courts would probably step
In and protect them. It Is likely, however,
that voluntary associations will be formed
v hile an attempt is being made to secure
a change in the law.
Lords Are Opposed.
The objection to the second course is
that the House of Lords would probably
throw out an amending bill, even If the
commons passed It. Many of the labor lead
ers think, however, that the bill would
have moro chance with the lords than
with the commons, because the labor party
has drawn Its strength In far greater pro
portion from the liberals than from the
torles. A third alternative Is the appoint
ment of the labor members of Parliament
as officials of their unions and this wfll
undoubtedly be done In some cases; but
there are at present fifty of them to be
provided for, and all cannot be taken
care of In this way. The party has funds
enough In hand to pay salaries until June
next and It Is hoped that by that time a
way will be found out of the difficulty.
The trouble in which the English labor
movement has found Itself should be of
particular Interest to American trade union
ists In view of the movement among some
American labor men for the Incorporation
of trade unions. Prior to 1876 the English
trade union was an illegal conspiracy,
which Is much the same position as that
occupied by the American unions today.
They flourished outside the law, however,
and It Is doubtful if they have gained much
by the act of 1876 which gave them a
local standing and at the same time clearly
defined what they could and what they
could not do. The main judgment of the
court of arpeals Is based on this act and
It declares that It Is no part of the purpose
for which the trade union Is organized to
maintain representatives In Parliament.
Payment of Members.
There is no hope of upsetting this point
as long as the law rema.ns what it is,
but another remarkable Judgment delivered
by the master of the rolls, who Is a mem
ber of the appeal court, will probably be
bitterly attacked. He said in effect that
the payment of a member of Parliament
by a trade union was unconstitutional be
cause It had the effect of disfranchising
the constituency. The labor member of
Parliament being under contract to obey
the orders of his trade union Is unable to
represent all the people of his constituency
as he Is supposed to do.
The history of the dispute which led to
this decision is also Interesting to American
labor men In view of the persistent efforts
of the American socialists to capture the
American labor movement. The English
socialists, although numerically In a minor
ity, are In control of the English labor
party and every labor member of Parlla-1
ment before qualifying for the allowance
of tl.000 a year Is compelled to sign the
labor party pledge by which he commits
himself to the whole socialist program.
This was brought about, of course, by the
superior organization and activity of the
socialists and the apathy of the old-fashioned
trade unionists, who found themselves
compelled to pay for a propaganda that
was distasteful to them. One of these men,
a railway servant named Osborne, organlz-d
the opposition In his own union and brought
the suit which has just been decided by
the court of appeals.
Blow to Socialism.
The decision is a very serious blow to
socialism, for at one stroke it deprives the
socialists of the control of a fund amount
ing to about $200,OUO a year. Even If the
plan for the organization of voluntary asso
ciations succeeds they cannot expect more
than half this amount and with a general
election coming on will be seriously crip
pled. Mr. Ramsay Macdonald. one of the lead
ers of the extreme socialist section, de
clares that the immediate effect of the de
cision will be to Immensely strengthen the
demand for general payment of members
of Parliament by the state.
"There are lots t men," he said, "who
have no sympathy with us at all, wno wiil
say that this decision mukas It impossible
for a poor man. no matter how able he
may be, to enter Parliamtnt, and I shall
be surprised if we do not soon see a great
movement for the payment of members.
On the whole, I think It will do our move
ment good, for it will hearten up our work,
ers and urge them to redoubled efforU."
Before aad After.
One of the Philadelphia "organization"
ward leaders who had been notoriously pro
fane recently became converted and a
church attendant. This caused great sur
prise among the man's acquaintances in
One of the leader's associates was ap
proached several days ago by a politiciiui
who had known him for many years. "Is
it reall the fact that a has joined the
"Yep. that's what he has," replied Us
"Well, is he really religious?" continued
the inquirer, whereupon this Instance was
given in proof:
"Well, I met him In the city hall yester
day, an' he said to m: 'Jim. I'm teslln'
lute bell today,' an' you know how he'd 'a'
said that a year ago. when he didn t have
religion. Ob, hss religious, all rightr
Miller, Stewart (Si
41345.17 South 16th Street
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Mahogany Colonial Mirrors, $28.00 to $9.50
Medicine Cabinets, $10.00 to $3.75
festoon Draperies, $12.00 to $4.50
Lace Curtains, $25.00 to $1.00
Shirt "Waist Boxes, $6.50 to $2.50
Cedar Chests, $15.00 to $8.50
Hassocks, $1.50 to 35c
Bissell Carpet Sweepers, $3, $2.50 and $2.00
"Wilton Rugs, $9.00 to $5.00
Axminsler Hugs, $5.00 to $1.75
Smyrna Bugs, $6.00 to " $1.25
Bath Rugs, $4.00 to 75c
Oak and White Enameled Mirrors,
$14.50 to $4.00
McDougall Kitchen Cabinets, $28 to $14.50
Music Cabinets, $36.00 to $5.50
Dressing Table Chairs, $13.00 to $4.50
Shaving Stands, $21.00 to '...$9.00
Magazine Racks, $12.00 to $6.00
Ladies' Work Tables, $36.50 to . . . .$10.00
Piano Benches, $23.50 to $10.00
Tarlor Cabinets, $225 to '..$23.00
Baby High Chairs, $9.00 to $1.75
Leather Couches, $115 to
Electric Lamps, $45.00 to -Jardiniere
Stands, $14.00 to.
Costumers, $20.00 to
Book Blocks, $3.50 to......
Ladies' Desks, $88.00 to.
Dressing Tables, $85.00 to..
Pedestals, $31.00 to .
Muffin Stands, $17.50 to...
Card Tables, $52.50 to...
Rockers, $85.00 to
Candle Sticks ,$11.75 to
Bachelor's Wardrobes, $110
Babies' and Misses' Rockers,
Turkish Rockers, $70.00 to..
Butler Trays, $20.00 to...
Desk Chairs, $18.00 to
Cellerettes, $40.00 to
Morris Chairs, $35.00 to....,
Nests of Tables. .,......,
Mahogany Hall Clocks, $250
. ... .$7.25
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