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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1917.
TEUTONS WILL NOT
LINE WITH BRITISH
White House Social Program
Provides that Diplomats Be
Received Different Days.
SEASON ENDS EARLIER
Washington, Dec. 9. The program
tor the White House social season
has been announced and. as was Ken
erally expected, it omits the colorful
diplomatic reception, because of the
war, and also the time-honored New
Year's reception for the public, in
accordance with the custom President
Wilson set when coming into office.
In place of the diplomatic recep
tion there will be two diplomatic din-
tiers. The entente diplomats and all
neutrals will be entertained at the
first and the Teutonic diolomats and
all neutrals will be guests at the sec
The embarrassments which would
be caused bv inviting the reDresenta
fives of the warring powers to rub
elbows at the same reception may be
more imaginary than actual, but they
are regarded by the social managers
as having possibilities, notwithstand
ing that it is said that the ambassa
dor from one of the principal entente
allies and the ambassador from one
of the principal Teutonic powers al
ways exchange courteous greetings
when they pass on the street. How
ever, the program has been arranged
to keep the warring diplomats apart.
AU on Tuesday.
The social events all come on Tues
days instead of Thursday, as for
merly; the season begins earlier and
ends in February instead of March,
probably due to the fact that the
White House wants it over by in
This is the program as officially
December 12 Cablneet dinner, S p, m.
December 19 Judicial reception, t p.m.
January t Diplomatic dinner, 8 p. m.
January 16 Diplomatic dinner, 8, p. m.
January 23 Congressional reception.
9 p. m.
January 30 Supreme court dinner, 8 p. m.
' February e Army and navy reception,
9. p. m.
February 13 Speaker's dinner, 8 p. m.
Before the war the diplomatic re
ception was the social show of the
winter. Invitations were sought so
eagerly by those who were not quite
" sure to, be invited that the president
set the rule of placing an arbitrary
limit on the number, outside of the
diplomatic corps, who were to be in
vited without his personal approval.
In form the reception differed little
from those to congress, the army or
navy, or the judiciary. In fact it had
a distinctly different atmosphere. The
brilliant uniforms of the diplomats
and their aides, the distinctly foreign
manners of many, and the ceremony
with which custom surrounds a dip
lomat when he is out in full-dress uni
form made the reception distinctive
from the others.
A Brief Greeting.
In a general way all the receptions
are conducted alike. A few special
guests are permitted to enter the
main door of the executive mansion,
but most enter at the east entrance
and after leaving outer garments in
the lower corridors of the White
House' form in long lines leading up
the marble staircase to the first floor
and into the Blue room, where the
President and Mrs. Wilson, aided by
members of the cabinet and their
wives, with army and navy aides in
full dress, receive them.
The introductions are made by an
aide; a brief word of greeting is
spoken, followed by a hasty hand
clasp, and the guest passes along to
the end of the receiving line to spend
the remainder of the evening mov
ing about or chatting with friends in
the crowd. Even to personal friends
the president or his wife cannot say
more than a word, because to each
of the receptions come between 1,500
and 2,000 persons, and things have to
move on time. In the state dining
room the guests usually find a buf
fet luncheon and in opposite ends of
the main corridor two sections of
the Marine band play almost continu
ously. World and Wife.
The nearer the top one is in official
Washington, the surer one is to re
ceive invitations to these affairs, al
though some of the receptions are
not so "exclusive" as the others. The
congressional reception, for instance,
usually finds the world and his wife
having a good time in the White
House and not always in evening
In a capital where there are hun
dreds of persons not connected with
the government, but active in social
life, the limit to the number of invi
tations must be guaged by the ca
pacity of the White House itself, if
there were no other reasons. It is
not asy for the social secretary and
the force of clerks who handle the
invitations to discriminate. Failure
to be invited to at least one reception
may not be fatal to social aspirations,
but it is something to be avoided by
those who make at least pretension to
Invitations, if anything, are not so
easy to obtain as they used to be. A
story told in social circles has it that
at the opening of President Wilson's
term a certain senator of influence
sent to the White House for ten in
vitations, issued in blank, in which
he wished to write the names of con
stituents to whom he wished to show
some favor. The story has it that his
request was refused with a rebuke.
For some of the White House af
fairs, demand for invitations has been
so great that almost unheard of sub
terfuges are used to obtain them and
on one occasion watchful door tenders
picked up admission tickets which
proved to be very clever forgeries.
The cabinet dinner, which comes
first this year, is a comparatively quiet
affair, participated in only by the presi
dent and his wife, the cabinet mem
bers and their wives and possibly a
half dozen invited guests. It takes
place in the state dining room and is
Neutrals Eat Twice.1
The two diplomatic dinners follow
and the neutrality of the White House
is concerned in having each no less
brilliant, elaborate and attractive than
the other. The neutral diplomats, by
the fortunes of war, enjoy two din
ners instead of none at all, as they
would if the world were at peace.
'f lie congressional reception, from
point of numbers, is the largest event
of the year. It is always a "crush."
Every member of congress, any con
stituents who happen in town, his
clerks and stenographers, and many
COUNT STEVEN TISZA Chosen
by the Hungarian Parliment at
the functionary to place th crown
on the king's head at hit recent
coronation December 30th.
COIWT STEFHAN 7lSZAt
others not connected with the gov
ernment at all are sure to be there.
The guests come in street cars and
afoot as well as in automobiles and
carriages. It is the commoners' re
ception from every point of view, but
the White House goes to no less
pains with it.
The supreme court dinner is a quiet,
dignified affair. It will be noted that
this year's program contains no re
ception to the judiciary, which, from
the social point of view, always was
a rather solemn affair, so much so,
that it was they only event for which
the demand for invitations did not ex
ceed the supply.
With the diplomatic reception out
of the way, the army and navy re
ception becames the most colorful
and lively of all. Officers of the army,
navy and marine corps, in full dress
uniforms, resplendent with gold
braids and decorations to give it an
air of brilliance that is described as
The Speaker's dinner, a compara
tively new institution in White House
social annals, winds up the list, and
generally is attended by cabinet mem
bers, leaders in congress and a few
others enjoying intimate relations
with the speakers of the house of
representatives. " 1
The elimination of the time-honored
New Year's reception marked
the passing of what actually was a
physical endurance test on the part
of the president. In years gone by
as many as lU.UOO persons had
pased through the White House in
a few hours on New Year's day to
grasp the president's hand for a brief
moment. I he marine: band always
played its liveliest quicksteps, and
for four and five hours the line would
pour in one door and out the other.
Presidents Roosevelt and Taft set
some handshaking records, meeting
nine and ten thousand people at a
reception. It is said that one presi
dent, long since dead, solved the
problem by standing in front of a
velvet curtain, through a slit in
which a relax of aides stretched their
hands under the president's right
arm, and, as the visitors crushed the
hands of ' the aides the president
bowed and smiled appropriately and
kept his own right hand unharmed.
AMERICA A BEAUTIFUL LAND
Scenic Marvels in Primitive Garb
Unsurpassed Anywhere in
America is slowly awakening to the
value of a tremendous asset. It is an
asset of surpassing beauty as well as
of unlimited financial possibilities.
For many years Switzerland, with its
mountains, lakes and valleys, has
served as the playground of the old
world. Between the Atlantic and the
Pacific we have twenty Switzerlands.
Part of this heritage o beauty lies
within sight of the skyscrapers of
New York. The Palisades can be
reached in half an hour from the
ferry house at West One Hundred
and Thirtieth street. The most remote
of America's Switzerlands Mount
Rainer. in the state of Washington
is a week's journey from the Atlantic
Only a small fraction of the Amer
ican people have any inkling of the
wide variety, the surpassing grandeur
and the inspiring power of the mas
terpieces which nature has strewn
about the continent in the mighty up
heavals of its birth pangs. They sur
pass anything that Europe has to
show. A German professor who was
visiting in New York just before the
war spoke to his host with enthusi
asm of the beauty of the Rhine banks.
Have you seen the Palisades? asked
the host. "I have not," answered the
German professor. After the visitor
had been taken up the river in a yacht
by his host, he said in an awed voice:
"I shall never speak again of the
Rhine in America."
America and the world have agreed
upon Niagara as the father of water
falls. It is a well-deserved distinc
tion. With the possible exception of
Victoria Falls, on the Nyanza, Niagara
is the most spectacular demonstra
tion of falling waters in the world.
But we have in America other water
falls that dwarf the Niagara. The
Great Falls of the Yellowstone, a part
of the national park system, is twice
as high as Niagara. The Yoscmite
Upper Fall, in the Yosemite National
park, tumbles roaring down a cliff
nine times as high as Niagara. And
the settings which time and nature
have provided for these gigantic cat
aracts are of surpassing beauty that
strikes the spectator dumb.
The world has heard much of the
glories of Lake Constance, of Lake
Geneva, in Switzerland; of Killarney,
of the lochs of Scotland, of Como, in
Italy. It has yet to hear of the in-
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Winnipeg Waits and Then Applauds
San Carlo Opera Company in 'Aida'
Winnipeg, Canada. Forty degrees
below zero; train five hours late; 102
principals, chorus, orchestra and man
agers composing the San Carlo Opera
company breezed into town.
A general scramble for the various
hotels, enough coughing and sneezing
to make one believe that the radiators
in a high school assembly hall had
been doped with sneezing powders.
Chorus girls complaining in broken
English and Italian; Impresario Gallo,
while slapping his hands to keep them
from freezing, doing his best to pacify
various song birds, male and female,
into a condition where it would be
possible for them to put on the great
est production in their repertoire,
namely. "Aida," at the Walker theater.
Packed house waiting three quar
ters of an hour for the orchestra to
tune up. You can imagine the storm
of applause that enthused this other
wise unenthusiastic company and this
is in part what the Manitoba Free
Press said about them the next morn
ing: "Probably in no other presentation
of grand opera in this city has a
greater degree of uniform excellence
been attained than in the performance
of Verdi's 'Aida,' given at the Walker
theater last evening by the San Carlo
Grand Opera company before an au
dience of capacity size.
"Those who are fortunate enough
to hear the work of the San Carlo
company on this occasion must have
come to the conclusion that here was
an organization capable in every way
of producing grand opera on a scale
of uniform execellence even in the
face of certain uncontrollable ob
stacles. When one keeps in view the
fact that the members of the cast and
chorus last night carried out their
work after arriving in Winnipeg at 5
o'clock on Monday night, the wonder
is that the performance went on
smoothly and well as it did.
"Reviewing the performance, one is
constrained to offer warm commen
dation, to the company for its effec
tive work. Mary Kaestner, a gifted
American girl, in the title role of Aida,
courted the admiration of her auditors
by virtue of a broad and singularly
comnelline delineation of the slave.
She is endowed with a voice of haunt-
ine beautv. which, in dramatic mo
ments, she utilizes to capital effect.
Miss Kaestner sang with sheer loveli
ness of tone, artistic finesse and fine
conception of a distinctive style. She
received a genuine ovation."
The San Carlo company opens a
four onera engagement at the Audi
torium with ' Aida," on Thursday,
comparable Mirror lake, in the Yo
semite National park, framing in its
blue bosom the towering summit of
Mount Watkins. It has yet to hear
of Crater lake, ths waters of mystery
nestling amid the wild grandeur of
mountain tops in Crater Lake Na
tional park. It has yet to hear of the
sapphire snow-fed waters of Glacier
National park. America itself has
only begun to hear of these beautiful
lakes. When it has heard it will
spread its message through the
Is it mountain climbing that the
traveller seeks? There is the king of
American mountains, Mount Whitney,
the mighty climax of the Sierra,
whose isolated summit rises 14,500
feet above the sea. It is in the realm
of perpetual snow. Glaciers have
drifted tor ages down its rugged
slopes. Then there is Mount Rainer,
rearin? its silver crest 14,408 feet
above tidewater at Puget Sound a
land of snowbound silence. I here is
Stevens glacier, a mountain of ice a
thousand feet deep; the stately battle
ments of the Rocy Mountains and
the serried cliff formations ot the
Grand Canyon of the Colorado, a sort
of Palisades on a vastly grander scale,
of which John Muir wrote: "A gi
gantic statement for even nature to
make in one mighty stone word.
Wildness so Godful, cosmic, primeval,
bestows a new sense of earth's beauty
A European poet has said that na
ture in America lacks one attribute:
Human tradition; that every forest,
every mountain and every valley of
Europe is a memorial of struggle, of
suffering, of achievement and that
America is lacking these memories.
Then what of our lost cities of the
Mesa Verde those cities of stone
built into the sides of dizzy cliffs.
which Dr. J. Walker Fowkes has
helped to discover? What of the Sun
Temple? What of the inscriptions
that tell ot struggles, ot ambitions,
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of joys or of disappointments of un
What is thc life story of this van
quished race a race that has left in
these ruins some of the most ancient
human remains known to science?
Who was the enemy that drove them
into oblivion? Here is rich material
for the archaeologist. Here is ro
mance that has yet to be written.
Here is appeal to the imagination as
powerful as any that is to be found
in the storied places of Europe.
And, speaking of antiquity, in the
Sequoia National Park are the oldest
trees in the world. Some of these
giant trees, scientists ." agree, were
flourishing when the Star of Bethle
hem guided the wise men of the East
to the lowly manger of history.
Such are some of the beautiful and
impressive things to which every
American is heir, and which the gov
ernment of the United States is safe
guarding for the people in perpetuity
and making available to the many by
the construction nf roads, camps and
hotels. New York Mail.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
This is not only one of the best and
most efficient medicines for coughs,
colds and croup, but is also pleasant
and safe to take, which is important
when medicine must be given to chil
dren. Many mothers have given it
their unqualified endorsement.
Persistence is the Cardinal Virtue
POLITICS BOIL IN HUNGARY
Count Michael Karolyi Sets Out
to "Democratize" Dual
WANTS EXTENDED BALLOT
(Correspondence ot The Associated Press )
Budapest, Hungary, Dec. 20.
Count Michael Karolvi. a nobleman
u "L , "" most conservative of
the old families, who has thrown
clown the gauntlet not onlv to the all
powerful government leader, Count
I iza. but even to the opposition lead
ers, and who, at the possible cost of
his political fuiure, lias set out to
democratize" Hungary, tells the As
sociated Press that he is drawing his
lessons from America.
He was in the United Stales raising
funds for a campaign in behalf of a
more extended ballot in Hungary,
when the war began, but he reached
Budapest finally, alter being interned
in France, and he has kept the pot
boiling ever since.
Among other things, in explaining
his rupture with his old political in
timates and his plan for democracy,
Comes After United States.
"I came to appreciate the great
value of democracy when 1 was in
the United States. There I saw the
way in which Hungarians who had
emigrated from their fatherland, and
who here merely vegetated without
any of the real rights of citizenship,
became valuable citizens, and I saw
to what position of opulence they had
brought themselves. A democratic
reorganization of Hungary, the basis
of which is the general right to vote,
is a burning necessity for Hungary.
Unfortunately I discovered in one
wing of the party none of the inspira
tion and none of the determined de
sire necessary for the creation of the
general ballot. Therefore there arose
between me and a part of the party
vital differences in this connection.
Karolyi came into political life as
the heir of his uncle, Count Alexander
Karolyi, for years leader of the ultra
conservative "High Agrarians." lie
was elected to his uncle s former place
as president of this group and then
split hopelessly with the members
over the high protective duties that
had shut out the Balkan states. He
resigned, disassociated himself with
the agrarians, joined the independents
with the platform of Justh, the nes
tor of democracy, acutely sharpened,
and now has left the independents, to
form a still more radical party.
Advocated French Loans.
Long before the war he claims to
have foreseen its possibility and as
a preventive measure against it he
urged that Hungary secure in trance
and Russia the capital she had for
years been unable to get in Germany,
and by making the loans there place
France and Russia in a position of not
wanting to go to war with a country
indebted to them.
When the war did come he attacked
Count Tisza and his party savagely,
and the opposition scarcely less vig
orously, because they had consented
to the ultimatum to Serbia without
any conditions; in other words, that
they had not struck a bargain to sup
port Austria-Hungary should it come
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to war in return for reforms that at
the time too were being advocated
and sought after eagerly, that they
had not said: "We'll fight for you, but
only on condition that you give us a
Indirectly, at leat, Karolyi was the
obstacle in the path of a coalition
cabinet proposed by Tisza earlier in
the war. Karolyi announced his agree
ment to such a cabinet only on con
ditions that Tisza would get out,
which naturally Tisza would not do.
Karolyi declared he felt there could
come no change in the course of af
.!,:! ("rtunt Tisra were elim
inated and that a coalition cabinet
i i, a' iicad would be no bet
ter than no cabinet.
Frowns Upon Coalition.
He has refused to have anything to
do with the coalition effected between
the opposition and the government,
whereby the leaders of the former are
to be consulted by the latter, kept
informed of all that goes on, and per
mitted to offer advice as to the so
lution of big and important problems.
Karloyi walked out of the independ
ent party, of which he had been head,
with the declaration that the coalition
meant no added influence for. the op
position leaders, yet partial responsi
bility for the war which he disap
proved. With him seceded ten other inde
pendents, and as many more "strays"
belonging to other parties or to no
party allied themselves with him. To
gether, as the "new independent
party," they are the subject of ridi
cule and even of serious accusation.
The mildest that is said about
Count Karolyi is that he is an "herid
itary extremist," and, perhaps, the se
.verest is that he is a Russophile and
disloyal to his country because he
would like to see Hungary take ad-
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grant the reforms he believes neces
sary as the price of Hungary's con
tinuation of the fighting.
The "platform'' which Karolyi and
his followers espouse, a combination
of all the radical proposals of the
last few years, and which is, above' all,
anti-German, is dubbed by those who
want to be conservative in their criti
cism, "Prussian, but with paprika
added." Yet this has not deterred
the youthful scion of conservative
agrarians from continuing his fight.
The Karolyi platform embraces the
General, equal and secret balloting.
Revision ot the treatment accorded
to the multiple nationalities that
make up the Hungarian nation.
Policy of the "open hand" toward
all nationalities during the war and
in concluding peace.
Complete independence from Ger
many after the war.
Democratization of Hungary.
The attitude of Karolyi and his fol
lowers toward the voting system
finds its origin in the ballot reforms
attempted by Count Tisza in 1910,
which resulted, according to the Kar
olyi viewpoint, in a complete debacle
for Hungarian democracy. Karolyi,
accordingly, has come out for re
form which shall give the ballot to
every adult mate, regardless of all
property or educational qualifications.
In regard to the treatment accord
ed to Hungary's various nationalities
the Karolyi party takes the stand
point that hitherto the Roumanian,
the Slouvtck and the Serbian ele
ments have been oppressed in favor
of the Hungarian element. As there
have grown up in these elements of
the population intelligence and cul
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