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Boston Sunday Post (Newspaper) - January 27, 1907, Boston, Massachusetts 26BOSTON SUNDAY POST, JANUARY 27, 1007 The Boston Post The Representative Democratic Paper of New England iMued Sunday by Post Publishing Co. JANUARY 27. 1007. NO. 4; VOL. 40 Office 250 Washington st., Itoston, Mass. MOTTO: WITH A MISSION WITHOUT A MUZZLE SUBSCRIPTION RA TEZ DAILY—One year......................$3.00 Six months, $1.50; 3 months, 75e.; l month, 25c. TI1F, SUNDAY POST -One year. $2.50; ■!* months, $1.25; throe months, tS5<\ Entered a* Second Cla$s Matter at the Pott-tffice, Hatton, Mast, All money sent at the sender's risk. Do not send cash. All checks, drafts and money orders should be made ¡lavafde to the POST PUBLISHING (OMPANY TELEPHONES Editorial Rooms...........Nos.    1004-1005    Main Business office............Nos.    1383-1884    Main All subscriptions to the Post must be paid in advance, and they trill be discontinued without further notice on expiration. If you cannot obtain the Post regularly from your newsdealer or nev sboy, please notify us by i postal at onec. E. A. GROZIER, Editor and Publisher. The Post Banner Year 1906 Averages DAILYPOST 237,848 Increase of 7421 Copies Per Day Over 1905 “The Great Breakfast Table Paper of New England” Sunday Post 228,072 Increase of 36,158 Copies Per Sunday Over 1905 The yearly averages of the daily and Sunday Post for 1900 zvere the highest yearly averages ever attained by these papers. At LONG JOB The counting of the votes cast at the late election of trustees in the New York life insurance companies has been proceeding now for about live weeks. The inspectors of the New York Life, at last reports, had not succeeded in counting any of the 400,000 ballots cast in that company; those of the Mutual Life have gone through about 30,000 of the 300,000 cast, subject to verification. OUR DEBT TO THE COMMUNITY The discussion of how the community is to collect the debt owed to it by the individual holds just now the attention of State and national Legislatures to a controlling extent. The subject is intimately associated with other problems of economics loudly calling for solution, and it may, indeed, be regarded as underlying many of the more important of these. The absolutely just and effective system of taxation has yet to be developed so clearly as to command general recognition. We know that our present system is incomplete, illogical, defective and even oppressive at points; but, so vast are the interests involved, there are few who venture to urge their reformed systems beyond the range of theory, and betterment is sought only in fragmentary changes, removing here and there an injustice, not by radical and sweeping change. Xcverthcless, there are certain broad principles upon which all thinking men agree, and the endeavor to reach perfection is made along these directing lines. It is accepted, for instance, that the individual owes a debt to the community beyond that which accrues from the protection which it gives his person and his property. For this he pays, in the local taxes, the ‘‘dues” for services rendered. But, as Mr. Carnegie said at a recent symposium of the National Civic Federation, “large fortunes are not the result of individual work of individual brains, hut of the growth and development of the country, of the community. The country produces these fortunes, and the country should share in them.” The country, the community, does not get its share under the system of taxation which provides for the current expenses of government, for the education of the children, for the protection of person and property, for the health and the entertainment of the whole. There remains the great and constant contribution of the community to the gains of individual enterprise: there remains the “unearned increment” which accrues without effort of any sort. In these the community does not take its share. In fact, our system of personal taxation has broken down under the pressure of modern conditions. Local taxes have come to represent little more than an exclusive real estate assessment. “Swollen fortunes” escape taxation almost completely. How is the community to collect its just claims upon the accumulations of the individual ? There are two methods devised and in some places tentatively put in operation. These are the taxation of incomes, of the profits of enterprise and labor to which the community as a whole contributes: and the taxation of inheritances, of the accumulations of the individual at the point when they pass from his hands for distribution under the authority of the State to those who succeed in the possession. In the construction of a scheme by which the community may levy a just tribute at these points in payment of the debts owed by its individual citizens, the best efforts of our wisest publicists are engaged. It is the problem lying the closest to the necessities of the people today. In its proper solution will be found the greatest benefit of society in this age. wliieli General Alger expressed himself in solemn confidence to Editor Campbell was of great consequence to himself. But even when he was talking about it and swearing his friend to secrecy, the public had largely forgotten about it, or remembered it only as a 'vagary of personal politics. There are very few men whose posthumous revelations of State secrets have interest. Unless they die speedily, the world lias moved far past the mile post where such things count. CHILD LABOR Objection has been raised to the form of the proposed federal child labor bill, that it exceeded the constitutional scope of legislation by Congress. Senator Simmons of North Carolina seems to have avoided this difficulty in the bill which he introduced last week. By the provisions of this hill it is made unlawful for an interstate carrier to transport from the State of production into another State the products of a mine or factory in which child labor is employed in violation of the laws of the State ly or indirectly, by officers or employees of common carriers, of any coal properties or any of the stock of coal companies along the line of the road by which they are employed, be forbidden.'* Let us have such a law as this, enforce«!, and the coal trust can do smashed. Fear of French Invasion Causes Britain to Hesitate About Completion of Tunnel Under the Channel “Diagram illustrating the position after a successful raid upon Dover by a foreign invader”—From the English magazine, the Sphere, intended to show the British idea of the peril of completing the tunnel to connect England and France The project of constructing; a tunnel under the English Channel, begun nearly a third of a century ago. Is again being taken up in England. A bill Is to be Introduced into Parliament praying for permission lo proceed with the work which was stopped by the Board of Trade In 388”. Most people have forgotten that a mile of the to had already been dug when the protests of the army officials, who feared a tunnel would make invasion easy, put an end to the    enterprise. HISTORY OF THE    PROJECT The story of the channel tunnel is a long one. Chronologically it is as follows: 1874—A concession was obtained from the French government by several gentlemen, including M. Michel Chevalier, M. La volley, M. Raoul Duval, and others composing the French. Tunnel Company. A shaft at Sangatte, near Calais, was sunk to the level of the proposed tunnel. Boring machines driven by compressed air were employed, and a gallery was driven forward for one and one-half miles beneath the sea. 1875—The Channel Tunnel Company obtained an act of Parliament permitting them to undertake experimental operations at St. Margaret's Bay, east of Dover. No practical work was done, and the company was bought up by the Submarine Continental Railway Company in 1886. 1881—The Southeastern Railway Company obtained an act giving them powers for experimental borings    and other works    in    connection    with    a    submarine    tunnel. Under this act a. shaft (No. 2) was sunk    near    to    the    west    end    of    Shakspere    Cliff 1G0 feet deep, and then a tunnel was formed seven leet in diameter for 2015 yards. In addition two other shafts were sunk—No. 1 at Abbots Cliff, with 880 yards of submarine gallery, and No. 3 on tDe Dover side of the Shakspere Cliff, the latter being intended for the purposes of ventilation and drainage when connected with the tunnel from No. 2 shaft. 3882—The Submarine Company took over the experimental works and tunnel carried out by the Southeastern Railway Company, but the shafts were kept open and ventilated for some considerable time afterwards, proof being afforded that very little water had entered the tunnel. Owing, however, to the action of the Board of Trade the boring ceased in July, 18.82, when 2026 yards of tunnel had been made. 1883—Joint select committee of the House of Lords and the House of Commons appointed, heard considerable evidence—military and other—of the promoters on the proposal of a tunnel under the channel. Report published, consisting of 574 pages of evidence. 1887—The Submarine Railway Company having purchased the Channel Tunnel Company, the Board of Trade sanctioned the change of name to the latter title, by which, viz., The Channel Tunnel Company, Ltd.”—it has since been known. Certificate of incorporation granted March 14, 1887. 1897—The capital of the Channel Tunnel Company was reduced by special resolution of the company and confirmed, which was approved by the High Court of Justice July 31, 3897. Present capital $450,000. 10(fi_Resolut)on in favor of scheme to be submitted to House of Commons. The practical failure in the first attempt depressed the original projectors. *Mid it was not until the early 80's that the scheme was again revived by the Southeastern Railway Company. Two rival schemes went to Parliament, and per-mission was finally obtained by the amalgamated companies to construct a shaft in the neighborhood of Shakspere Cliff. The shaft was duly built to a depth of 160 feet, and a lateral tumvel was constructed towards the sea for the distance of about a mile by means of a specially devised rotary cutting machine; a series of rapidly revolving knives attached to rotating arms cut a clean circle through the chalk without difficulty. In the process of making this first portion of the tunnel several geologic faults were traversed. It was expected that these might let In water, but though a slight ooze was at first apparent the small cracks rapidly filled up and became watertight, so that from a constructional point of view there seems no reason to doubt that the tunnel could be easily constructed and that danger from an inflow of water is a very remote one. The works came to a conclusion owing to the sudden realization in England that the completed tunnel would te a military danger. Nearly every military authority was against the construction of the tunnel at the time of its stoppage, though a great number of devices for flooding or otherwise destroying the tunnel were discussed, it was a realization of this military point of view which led to the stoppage In 1882. and it may be said that many of the proposals for rendering the tunnel useless to an enemy seem inadequate.    , On the other hand, commercial intercourse would be greatly facilitated and the company would doubtless recover its $80,000,(*00 in a comparatively short period. NO DOUBT OF FINANCIAL SUCCESS That from a commercial point of view such a tunnel would prove extremely serviceable is undisputed. It would signally facilitate the transportation of perishable goods, and would give an immense impetus to passenger traffic. Once more, however, the project is opposed vehemently by military authorities, including conspicuously General Lord Wolseley, formerly commander-in-chief of the British army. The experts of the present day concur in the conclusion reaqjied by Colonel Majendic in 1882, who testified that no mechanical means of destroying the tunnel within a few minutes of an alarm being gven could be looked upon as trustworthy. and that if soldiers were relied upon to prevent the egress of hostile troops from the tunnel, it would prove in practice difficult to guard against surprises. Lord Wolseley earnestly recalls the Duke of Wellington’s oft-repeated warning that his countrymen ought not to rely upon the assumption that his country was unassailable by sea. There is. in truth, no historical foundation for Byron's description of Britain as an "Inviolate island.” With the possible exception of Sicily, there is scarcely any large island on the surface of the globe which has been attacked successfully more times than has England. To say nothing of the invasions by the Romans, the Jutes, the Saxons, the Angles, the Danes, and the Normans which resulted in conquest, wo may note that during the period between 1066 and 1485 there were half a dozen landings on the English coasts which affected the succesaion to the crown. JULES CAMBON It is understood that the inspectors work six hours a day. in watches of *n which the factory or mine is sit- three hours—that is, one watch counts three hours while the other watch recuperates from its labors; and as the pay is $35 a day this makes an average compensation of $10 an hour for each of the counters. At the present rate of progress, the count should be completed in about six months. A more deliberate and comfortable and. indeed, remunerative occupation could not be devised. It is in keeping with the system under which these companies have been run. A VOICE FROM THE TOMB Under pledge to hold it in sacred confidence until after his death, the late Senator Russell A. Alger left with the editor of the Milwaukee Journal his estimate of the character of President William McKinley. This momentous document is now made public, its depositary being relieved from responsibility by Senator Alger’s death. “He has many lovable qualities,” is the summing up, “but he lacks backbone, and nothing can make j up for the lack of backbone.” Gen-| eral Alger also intimated that President McKinley was “disloyal.” in that he did not urge Alger Jo remain in his Cabinet after the “embalmed beef” scandal broke out. There has seldom been an incident in political history illustrating so vividly the changes wrought by the passing of events and of actors on the stage of public affairs. There are not 20 men out of the 80,000,000 American citizens who care a straw today what opinion General Alger neld of- the nature of President McKinley's backbone, seven years ago. The number is less that care a fig whether McKinley kept Alger in his Cabinet as long as lie might have kept him, or got rid of him as soon as he could do so with decency in response to the fierce popular demand. Unquestionably the affair uated. This recognizes State authority, which the Beveridge bill does not. It does not undertake to make a federal child labor law, whose validity would be doubtful at the very start, but it presents the means to render effective the child labor laws of the several States. With the thorough enforcement of such a federal law, it would become practically impossible for factories or mines to violate State laws regulative of child labor and continue to enjoy the advantages of interstate transportation. There can he no doubt of the constitutionality of legislation of this character, and it seems to be an effective, if indirect, way to reach the end sought by the Beveridge bill. COAL RAILROADS The recommendation of the Interstate Commerce Commission, that railroads carrying coal shall not own coal mines, should be adopted and put in the form of law as quickly as possible. It is this combination of interests that has made possible the great coal monopolies under whose extortion the public suffers. It is the basis of the great wrong against which protest is made. The State of Pennsylvania has such a provision in its organic law, but there is not strength in that State to secure its enforcement. The great anthracite trust laughs at the law. With the federal government taking a hand in the affair, the result may be different. The proposed enactment is well drawn to meet the case, it declares that “carriers engaged in interstate commerce be forbidden after reasonable time to own or have interest. directly or indirectly, in any operated coal properties, except such as are exclusively for their own fuel sup-upon I ply, and that ownership either direct- the idea that matters are not as bad A transfer in the diplomatic world of much interest to Americans as well as of considerable significance regarding the peace of Europe is that of Jules Cambon, who goes from Madrid to represent the French republic at Berlin. The appointment is interesting to Americans because ^it was to this country that Cambon was first sent when ho entered the diplomatic service, and here he advanced from inconspicuous officialdom to the foremost rank in statesmanship. It bears upon the peace of Europe, because the presence of Cambon in the German capital Insures that nothing will be left undone to bring about good feeling between the two nations which have been at daggers drawn since the Franeo-lTussian war. The Berlin mission is of the highest importance to France, and Cambon’s promotion to the post within a few years of his transfer from the colonial service shows again the predominance or diplomatic talent in the Cambon family, his brother Paul being French ambassador at London. Jules Cambon was trained in the police service. He rose rapidly through the petty grades and became chief of police of Paris. From that post he was sent to Algeria as governor-general. These two posts demand extremely different methods in deal-'ng with recalcitrants. In Paris, when "rouble threatens, it is advisable that lie police do not act too quickly. Patience may avert a riot, while an immediate display of force is likely to infuriate the mob. In Algeria, on the contrary, police and troops cannot be assembled too speedily if there are •iigns of an emeute; the quicker the malcontent faces a bayonet the better it is for the tranquillity of the colony. Cambon’s administration of the Paris police department and as governor-general of Algeria proved that lie was able in each case to recognize what is termed the psychological moment and feared not to take proper action. The French government concluded that it could utilize his talents1 better in the diplomatic than in the colonial service, and accordingly sent him to Washington as ambassador. Cambon at Berlin will undoubtedly do much toward leading the French and the Germans to think more kindly of each other. At present the Germans seem disposed to lie friendly with the French, but the mass of the Gauls will hear of nothing but the recovery of Alsace-Lorraine. However, without being evilly deceitful, Cambon is likely to give the Teutons as the jingoists would have people believe, and thus put an end to that bickering which has gone on since 1871 and which several times has almost caused France and Germany to fly at each other’s throats, upsetting the financial world and knocking the markets to pieces. Cambon has so far never had liis career marred by a failure, and it is largely on this account that he is sent on the most delicate of diplomatic missions, for lie is getting too old to begin to blunder. HORT STORY PRIZES A Writer’s Request of His Master (BYHENRY VAN D Y KB j Winners In the Post’s Short Story Competition for the Pa t Wsek First prize. $10. awarded to Elinor M. Locke, 62 Upham .street. Malden, for story entitled “The Attainment of Tito.” Second prize. $5. awarded to Margaret Sweeney, 515 Massachusetts avenue, Bos-; ton. for story entitled “The Better Way.” Four other prizes of $2 each awarded to Mary E. Noonan, 72 Pine street, Pawtucket, R. I., lor story entitled “Diana of the Tub”; to Marie Dresler, 77 Pleasant street, Malden, for story entitled “The Heart of Valmarez”; to Mary W. Saunders, Milton, Mass., for story entitled “The Coming of the Prince”; to Margaret A. Sweeney, 515 Massachusetts «avenue, Boston, for story entitled “In Ward B.” Rules of Short Story Competition T util further notice the Post offers the following weekly prizes for Original Short Stories: Ten Dollars ($10* f<>r the best. Five Dollars ($5) for the second Ix'St. and Two Dollars ($2) each for the other short stories published each dav by the Post. Do not use Initials or husband's given name. Stories should not exceed 1000 words. Write on only one side of the paper. Women only are allowed to compete. Write name in full and place of residence on first page of the manuscript. Full return postage must he sent. With each manuscript must Im> inclosed in the same envelope enough unused postage stamps to pay the return postage to the author If the manuscript is not accepted. Stampless manuscripts arc not considered or returned. Don’t roll manuscript: fold ft. Send by mail to Short Story Editor, Boston Post, Boston, Mass. Any deviation from thesa rules is sufficient cause for rejection. Lord, let me never tag a moral to a story, nor tell a story without ti meaning. Make me respect my material so much that I dare not slight my work. Help me to deal very honestly with words and zvith people because they are both alive. Show me that as in a river, so in a zvriting, clearness is the best quality, and a Hi tie that is pure is zvorth more than much that is mixed. Teach me to see the local color without being blind to the inner light. Give me an ideal that zvill stand the strain of weaving into human stuff on the loom of the real. Keep me from caring more for books than for folks, for art than for life. Steady me to do my full stint of work as well as I can: and when that is done, stop me, pay what wages thou zvilt, and help me to say, from a quiet heart, a grateful AMEN. A Journey to Poet Land HARROWING TELEGRAM “There was a travelling man.” said the night operator, “whose wife presented him with a son while ho was out drumming up trade. The doctor got the man’s address, and. since his wife was doing none too well, wrote out a messago giving him the news and telling him to return. “The doctor gave the message to the cook, who couldn’t read. She forgot to send it, and the next day the drummer came home of his own accord. “He stayed a day or two, found his wifie doing all right, and set out on his rounds again. Nothing, as it happened, was said about the forgotten telegram. “And at the end of the week the telegram was remembered by the cook. With an exclamation of horror—you know she couldn’t read—she hurried to the office and sent to the drummer that delayed message. When he got it that night he was terrified. What he read was this: “ ‘Another addition—a son; your wife very ill; return at once.’ “He took the midnight train for home. H*3 was like a man in a trance. ‘Another?’ he kept muttering in a dazed voice. ‘Impossible!’ “On getting home he was so relieved when everything was explained to him that lie decided not to fire the cook after all.” INDIFFERENT TO HIM ‘‘He seems to consider you a hitter enemy of his.” “He flatters liimself.” “How do you mean?” “To he an enemy I’d have to give some thought to him. I'm merely a non-friend.” —Philadelphia Ledger. MY BABY’S KISSES The lightest, touch on lip or cheek. Caressing, soft, entrancing, sweet, A glimpse (¡f heaven then 1 see. When baby gently kisses me. His loving’ eyes look into mine. And bring to me tlie taste of wine; I seem at peace with fill to be. When baby softly kisses me. Not hard and painful lips are there, Not careless sips of virtue bare, But fond, entrancing ecstasy Is mine, when baby kisses me. A mother’s, sister's, beau's caress. Are sweet, and bring true happiness. But flies my heart, untrammelled, free. To baby when he kisses me. Shall time or space or chance deny To me, this joy I glorify. Shall this chaste time e’er from mo flee, When baby gently kisses me ? Ah! no! my soul. Mis life, ’tls hope. For with this prize, with fate I’ll cope. As heart and mind and soul agree, ’Tis bliss when baby kisses me. May years hut weld his heart in mine, May noblest love our lives enshrine. May time blend to eternity. As thus, my baby kisses me. A CULINARY QUESTION .4 philanthropic lady was a-leeturing. one night. An audience of poor folks as to how to live aright. She showed them how to make a soup of just a mutton bone. And how a fish’s head could make a good square meal alone. When up a surly fellow got and said: “Your recipe May be all right—I ain't no cook—but please explain to me— The rest of that there fish, you know-how did it get away? Who got the meat on that there bone and left the consomme?” THE POST LETTER BOX A NATIVE’S OPINION OF SWET-TENHAM To the Editor of the Post: Sir—As a native of Kingston, I want to publicly express thanks for my countrymen to Admiral Davis, his officers and men of the American navy, for the valuable aid they gave the stricken city during the recent disaster. I know that they would have done more had it not been for the single individual that has caused all the unpleasantness between the two nations as it now exists. As a native, I am disgusted with the action of the officials and others in authority toward the visitors from this country to the island which has for years been their favorite winter resort. I think it an uncivilized act of Governor Swettenham to demand the with- 1 drawal of the American navy, and thus J allow the poorer classes and many other I unfortunates to suffer.    ! But then. I suppose we should not be surprised at anything, in view of the ! fact that Captain Parsons of the Port-Iving ordered off people who were unable to walk, denying- them food and shelter, though they were starving and in sore distress. I would like to make it clear that the natives are far from being ungrateful and have for some time been dissatisfied with the actions of one of the English officials in regard to their welfare. Boston.    L.    T. F. THE INGLESIDE When the shadows downward glide Fancy rules the litgleslde. And within the glowing Are 1,1c the dream fields of Desire. Bvlghtcr than the lighted lamps Gleam the stars on far-off camps, Warmer than the plnc-log glow Walt the lips of long ago. There Is not n lover fair But her face Is pictured there. There Is not a comrade true But goes redly riding through. There is ne’er a dream of fame ‘But takes shape In yonder flame, There Is ne’er a song of Jovo But is sung In yon red grove. Soft and gray a cinder falls; Camp and grove aud castle walls Fade away In dust and flani? With our dreams of love and fame Yet. when shadows downward glide Fancy rules the Sngleside, And we find amid the fire Dream flowers of the old Desire. DAILY EXPERIENCE Crowded car, Not a seat: Stranger stands On your feet. You must hang To a strap. Lest you fall Iij a lap. Pretty rough? < ’base your blues, There’s one euro You may use. Do not scold. Don’t waste talk. Just you get Out and walk. ANGRY WORDS Oh ! the words, unkindly spoken. Will so often wound the heart, And the hearts that should lie loving, Thus are driven far apart. Little angry words, when spoken. Cannot be recalled again. They are death wounds oft to friendship And we should be careful then. Never let a word’s fierce arrow Pierce a tender, loving heart. And remember that forgiveness May seem harder than to part : For such words, when harshly given. Oft will kill a friendship dead. Then, perhaps, you'll he regretting That your angry words were said. Thoughts may he called hack unspoken, : Better ones may take their place. But t. e unkind word when spoken | You cun never more efface: It may rankle in some memory. Fill with hitter grief some heari : Then, recall before they’re spoken. All the bitter words which start. —Martha Shepard IJppincott. ETYMOLOGY The Sultan got sore on his harem And Invented a scheme for to acarom. So he caught him a mouse Which he loosed in the house. (The confusion is called harem-scarem.) A GIFT SONG When I sent gifts to Marjorie, By the penny pnrcel-jost. In answer hack, she'd write, “Dear Jack, It's v.’hat I wanted most!” We’ve just been married now a year: Though of gifts I'd got n host From every source, my dear, of course, Was what I wanted most ! (Now this In strictest confident*":) By the Stork Line Pa reel Post A package came. Can't guess its name, But it's what we wanted most! WlI.LiAM BARTLETT REYNOLDS. THE SONG OF THE THRUSH Overhead, overhead a wood thrush fluttM, And It seems to me All the sweet words in the world. Married to melody, could not express What Its few Yjlld notes. Inspired, and simple, and free, express. Say to me Of expectation and woodland mystery. Dreams, and wonder-vlsions never appearing, Remote and unattainably l>eautiful— o indescribable soug! Song of the wild brown thrush ! O June! o l<>ve! O youth! Of you, of you it speaks to ine! Of the lost, the Irremediable, The indescribably fair and far and yet to be found : The mysteriously hidden, too: The lure of the undiscoverable calling, calling Bidding me on and on. In the voice of all my longings, Down the dim. the deep, the cudeneed aisles of I the forest. REUNION OF EACH AND ALL SOCIETY The first reunion of the Each and All Society of Greater Boston will be held In Huntington Chambers Hall, on Huntington avenue, Wednesday, Feb. 6. The proceeds of the reunion will be devoted to the charity fund of the Boston Floating Hospital. This society was started by Mrs. Christine Terhune Herrick and comprises hundreds of women who are constant readers of her ptige, which is published every Sunday in the Post. The coming reunion, which is the first | of its kind lo be held in this city, is un-det the direct supervision of the Herrick Chapter of Roxbury, Mrs. Elizabeth Gilman. president; the Queen Bee Chapter of Dorchester, Mrs. Mary F. Bowen, president; the Utopian Chapter of Dorchester, Mrs. William F. Daniels, president; the Amicitia Chapter of Cambridge, Mrs. Lena G. Carter, president, and the Avalon Chapter of Waltham, Mrs. Alice M. Carr, president. The reunion will commence with a concert, storting at 8 o’clock and lasting for one hour, after which dancing will be enjoyed until 1 o'clock. The concert will be given by the following members of the different chapters: Mrs. Mary Obrien, violin solo; Miss belle Francis, soprano solo; Miss Clara Adams, piano selections; Mrs. Genevieve Leary, readings: Mrs. Lena Gordon Carter, soprano solo: the Misses Mary, Helen and Louise Obrien, trio; Miss Susan Ros-enburg, fancy dancing; Miss Helen Harris. readings. The tickets for the event may be secured from any of the members or from Mrs. Genevieve Leary, 29 Worcester square, Boston, and Mrs. Mary F. Bowen. 27 Bertram street, Dorchester. UNCOUNTED Ilenry Arthur Jones, the English play-i wright, talked about plays at a dinner that lie gave recently. "It cannot be denied.” lie said, “that practical experience Is better than theory in play building. If a man has acted a {little he will avoid, when he sits down to write a play, all manner of queer errors that trip up the playwright who has never acted. “Here, as everywhere, an ounce of experience is worth a pound of theory. It is like the story of a new curate. “This curate, being desirous in nil things to conform to the exact letter of the liturgy, insisted, when performing his first marriage ceremony, that the ling be put on the fourth finger. “The bride rebelled. She would not have it. “ ’I would rather die than lie married on my little finger,’ site cried. “ ‘But the rubric says so,' replied the curate. “Here the hard-headed and experienced parish clerk stepped in. “ ’in these cases, sir,’ lie said, ‘the -Madfsou Cawein, in the Reader Magazine. thoomh counts as a digit.’ ” t ;