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MODERN LORELEI '
TO SUDDEN VOWS
Paddling Couples Choke
River When Music
NOT BOURGEOIS NOW
Pleasures of Capital's Water,
way Appeal These Days to
High and Not-So-High.
Witfe the suramer Muon well
Urtsd?with tomorrow the biff
day?with other Washingtonians
scampering to sporty. snappy, expensive
bathing beaches and mountain
resorts?folks up the Potomac,
formed now Into a colony which
iAdudes tens of thousands, remain
eeoi. have >. day-in-day-out good
time, and laugh up their sleeves at
their less fortunate fflends.
"The greatest year In the history
of the river colony** is already a
Justifiable boast. Mr. ^Parley, of the
Dempsey boat landing, who has
tutored Washington canoeists foi
the past decade, believes that the
once common idea that the river
Is "bourgeois" has been entirely
Watek Tm Dasgftiert
In place of this there has arisen
a fondness for all that pertains to
the Upper Potomac and this liking
embraces all stations and circles of
Washington life and society.
But mothers, have you ever heard
of romance, Venice, the troubadours,
the power of music? If your
prettiest daughter appalls you some
morning with the declaration that
she has found the supreme joy, and
orders the wedding feast to be in
course of preparation immediately,
do not be alarmed?just realize that
she has been canoeing on the Po-'
tomac the night before, which was
probably moonlight. ai}d that she
rested her paddle opposite Anchor
Inn and heard the Hallroom Boys
with their guitars and mandolins.
t*t the music critics carve with
the trenchant blade of satire the
melodies of today' What they need
is a eanoe and a girl in midstream,
opposite this inn. to hear w^th their
own ears the majestic harmonies
of the octette who label themselves
the Hallroom Boys.
A??Uu? la Aesthetic.
When Hawaiian guitars whine
their prettiest music across a moonlit
water, with heavily treed banks
throwing the finest shadow over a
oft stream which ripples in the
daintiest sort of a way, the aesthetic
Every night since Anchor Inn was
established, the n^isty region opposite
has harbored myriad canoes.
Saturday night the stream was wellnigh
Impassable. After each number?and
the boys are in nowise
stingy?applause that would cheer
the heart of the world's prima donnas
and symphony orchestras formed
the climax to the melodies.
The members of the octette are
Clifford Cox, Arch Levy, Monte
Cross. Roy Foster, who plays the
steel guitar), Charles Conrad, Flick
Franklin, Burnie Heidenreichm,
Hand Saunders and Ray Taylor. The
first four are original members of
the camp. In all there are sixteen
But the music la only a part of
the camp's fame. Cootie," the
mascot, sharea it in a slighter de|
gree. Cootie is a war hero, having:
enlisted in the 104th Motor Mobile
Ordnance September 4, 1918, when
three montha old, and having par1
ticipated in the battle at Verdun
from October 18 to 29. A service
I ehevron was authorized for him on
| Marrh 4. 1919. and a wound atripe
was also authorized for a broken
Jaw he received in the engagement.
His character is declared to be excellent.
The concluding sentence of
his inscribed silver collar states:
-If A. W O. L., Notify Arthur Levy."
Tea nnrf Cakrn. Too.
Anchor Inn, directed by Mr. Foster,
entertains each week-end, and
every evening before retiring tea
and cakes appear. Eighteen dinner
iruesta composed last Sunday's gath.
From Venice to New Mexico was
a long way in the days of the troubadours.
but today It is only 500
yards. For Just that distance below
Anchor Ii?n may be found the cavedwellers?not
necessarily cave men,
although no doubt they have been
called that. *
The name of the camp Is Tapo,
alao a stirring reminder of the days
when red men, seeking the high life
of the times, withdrew themselves
and their homes far up into the sides
of mighty cliffs, dug themselves into
the rocks, and became known to
posterity as the cliff-dwellers of the
There are fifteen boys in Tapo
e**wp. and they have been prominent !
in P<*toma~ River life for the last !.
tar*- years- The officers are E. F. ji
Sweeney. president; Elmer McGui- j
gan. vice president; J. Phillip MofT,
secretary and treasurer, and Eugene
Bnilt on a lUck*
For the last two seasons they oced
a camp abort their present ,
site, but due to exigencies of this ,
season they were compelled to move
Their piace Is the only one
?/ it? kind on the river. It is cresterf
rugh upon solid masses of rocks,
and directly opposite the Three Sisters
Sjlfcht Inconveniences, such as
buifd heir tents and placing
their modern caves on the sides of
tf*i? prominence were experienced
at ilrat, but now they are comfortable
and in a short while they ex- <
Peet to have the cleverest and most
:nusual dwelling of the'colony. All J
the lads *re Washingtonlans. They
will have a closed regatta and '
swimming meet tomorrow, the *
Adjetvig all this gayety and frlv- !
olty of youth is Idea! Camp, the
rendezvous of the married folk '
along the river. Mr. and Mrs. M. 1
X))?r and Mr. and Mrs. P. Ryan are '
the hosts at this settlement and
their fun is the fun of all the nonbenedicts
gathered In the section. ,
Big Day Ttaomw.
Last Sunday all the married folk 1
along the river were their gnests 1
and plans for a big day tomorrow i
mt% already completed.
At least six camps will partici- y
pate In their big water meet, when J
eanoe races, swimming races* div- !
ing contests, feature races, and *
other appropriate events will precede
a picnic supper. Among the I
esstps to compete sre: Birch, Hi- r
vena. Sleepy Hollow, sswned by Mr. t
Maywood. homo of the Now- c
M BOYS' V
I THRILLS AND
Tims ;: ; on in his \
of the year" iiiU i:.?kes him long
sponds to the same impulses that
It is then that we with lesser
hasting to the tents and shacks tt
the shadow of the Capitol. There
ence and joy in the kind of life wl
No need to bother about the
bother about food?anything can
gestion. These two cardinal bugb
unalloyed pleasure in contact with
house and Ellis families, and Shadybrook.
the Barnes Camp. Ideal is a
Snappy camps are the source of
much pleasure on the river, and al- |
though only established for the last I
two weeks, the camp*of the Washington
Amateur Swimming Ciub,
composed of forty-eight girls, is al- ;
ready known all along the river.
Under the tutelage of Miss Etta;
McKay, of the Y. W. C. A., these
girls, some of whom have already >
snatched prizes in local tests, ex-1
pect to win every event in every J
contest they enter. At present, and
by way of example, one may see a i
bevy of mermaids swim across the
river every morning at 6 o'clock.!
They are in training for the Soutn I
Atlantic swimming races, scheduled;
for August 9.
The entire club quota Is not liv- j
ing at the camp at present. With]
the arrival of six yesterday, a full |
dozen ar? now every-day residents.
Gnblts a Snappy Place.
Mrs. Oppenheimet is president of
the club. Miss Trueworthy. vice
president, and Blanche Pierson, secretary.
Among those at the camp
now are Christine Wilkins Florence
Skadding, Isal "McDowell, Isobel
Wayson, Etta MacKay and Eunice
Graham. The entire group will participate
in a closed regatta today.
Gubitz Camp, with its police doff.
Maims the mosquitoes are abundant,
but hopes to be rid of them in a
few days. After several weeks of
construction this camp is now
rounded into shape and starts entertaining
today. Gubitz Camp
claims to have the best tent in the
colony. Last Sunday's storm, which
wrecked many others, passed over
this camp so lightly that its members
claim they never heard it.
Visitors to the international camp '
today will include Miss Helen Kelly,
Lieut, and Mme. Sminoff. Ted Clay.
Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Lund, parents of
Ino Lund; Addison "Willy and Miss
A Watfiak Tale.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Gilmore make
Subitz their summer home, and Mr.
Gilmore is telling how his wife,
young as she is, looked up his street
clothes and sent him to the store at
:he bridge in his bathing suit so he
;ould not go into jQwn.
The time for watermelon feasts
having arrived. Key Canoe Camp
Wednesday night staged a banner
Teed. The storm Sunday compelled
the Key Camp boys to apend many
evenings last week reconstructing
their dancing pavilion, which was
razed to the ground. It it now reitored
however, and Key plant a
huge carnival and party tomorrow
with the parents of each member
In attendance. Starting tonight,
there will again be dancing every
Far np the Potomac is a shack
irhlch houses fifteen hoys of the
Eldorado Clnb. It is Just below
Sycamore Island and the officer In
charge is W. L. Jones.
Phi* Big Party.
Five of ttie occupants live there
egularly and the others spend
heir week-ends there. Like the
>ther camps along, the river. SI
'/7\*"* * -A t. i-^Pf/>"ipp
mkm mmm mmm? awliSIl
Bread 1 dip in the river.
This is the life for a man like me
This is the life forever."
vagabond poem which thrills the m
to go a-gypsying. At this season t
made the vagabond wander far afi<
abandon seek refreshment and ind
lat are tucked-among the trees aloi
we forget for bri.f intervals the c
lich truly seems "the natural way c
cut of our clothe;?just so they are
be eaten and enjoyed with the ozi
iears of modern life so easily atten<
nature ariti in the simple life.
dorado will hold a big party today
and tomorrow with canoe and
swimming: races predominating.
Fireworks in the evening are also
on the program. In the near future
a big mixed party is planned,
ft is expected that a dozen couples
will spend the week-end in the
camp, as well as many of the parents
of the club members. EIV>rado
Club comprises the boys who
meet each Wednesday at a luncheon
at "Wallls' cafe.
One would gasp In surprise to i
note the difference a few sticks of
wood could make with a camp.
"Pop" Taggert, mentioned previously
as "the Tammany Man," in his
"Taggart" abode, picked up a few
branches, tacked them together,
and behold, river traffic is gasping
with awe over his new fence. It has
a rustic effect worthy of his neighbor
artists of Bonzai. Among his
week-end visitors, made at home by
Mrs. Taggert, were C. L. Crymes
and son, Mr. and Mrs.. William Farris;
Miss Gertrude Fogarty has been
visiting from New York, and Miss
Margaret Gill, also from Manhattan,
Russell Camr>boll and Mr. and Mrs
J. A. Simpson.
Girl Makra Rig Cateh.
"Help me, I hooked a whale!*'
That was Miss Edith Taggert** exclamation
when she felt a sevenp^nnder
on her line.
Restwell, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Ludlow's
camp across on the District
side, was In a whirl a week ago
Wednesday evening: when commencement's
aftormath foand its j
way into the Potomac colony. Miss ,
Mabel Ludlow, daughter, was graduated
from Dent's School, and gave a
big river party at the camp.
A full moon, the shadows and
mystic atmosphere of onrnp life,
oupled with a sky. of Chinese lantenrs?all
these formed the environment
of fifty youthful couples with
their music and. dancing at the
A midsummer night's dream msy
perhaps be found at Comus. The
names signifies such, and their
-amp materialises the touch of summer
romance. Officers of the camp
ire: C. L. Diets, president; E. P
<Vhite, secretary, and C? P. Trundle.
Phere are twelve members In this
Many college and high school fraternities
have found the summer
rivolity in the upper river region,
another of these may be found at
the Phi fligma Kappa, where a
jrowd of fellows from George
Washington University, have located
just south of the quarry. This
s their first season, but the lines
tave been wisll l*id, and entertaining
coes on with a snappy swing. Members
now residng at the camp are
ifalcolm Hodge. Carl *yler. Elmer
r&ckson, Ernest Ketner and Pit*
luriey. Aiyong the recent visitors
lave been Misses Kitty Oale, Parlcla
Miller. Sarah Tip man an J
A half dozen comfortable, obligng.
and hospitable bachelors fondIng
the card deck and at peace
?rith th? worW can be fo*nd at
fCamp Kumfort, Jt R. Cblwall, John
larbert. WlNff J Hiflin, Will Mar-*
rttl and Oeore* Hemrnin^ m ++ the
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<. ;s- ... ? , .:>fe?<- *-*ik^WHP5:'mP
ost phlegmatic in the "siiingtide
he heart of the Capital City reId?far
from the city's strife,
ulgence of nomadic longings by
ig the river's edge almost within
ronfinement of a civilized existf
few and comfortable; no need to
>ne of the out-of-doors t aid diled
to, we now give ourselves to
members and have lived for eight
years with Mr. Colwell In his camping
cache. The last Is the proprietor
of the camp. He frankly admited
that he was the only member
of the crew who had left the
Fly Irak Flair.
Camps may come, and camps may
go. but the Irish Legation will ever
wear their green sweaters with the
shamrock imprinted, fly the American
and Trish flags from their tall
pole; and carry the humorous end
of the river intercourse in their
great enrfblematic sign Most unique,
probably, of this entirely unique
campsite is the sign.
Friend artist has again helped,
for he drew the famous George McManus
figures of the lr?-tional Maggie
and the irresponsiole Jiggs.
The flag pole is one of the tallest
of the trees of this section. It is almost
straight, and they show it
with a personal pride?as well as
.with the explanatory remarks that
"it cost us $10. too." The ten wa
paid to th*? owner of the land from
which the huge stripling was taken
without permission. Hush money,
they call it.
Scripps-Booth enclosed b
favorable criticism from those
present-day coachwork. The
mounted over either the light i
Scripps-Booth chassis, is the lo)
elegance and refinement are
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ON ANGLER'S ART
Conditions Now Most Favorable
for Fishing in
Br DICK FEEIX.
With this issue of The Herald
there will appear weekly an artlcli
on fishing from the sportman's
standpoint. An effort will be made
to publish an article Saturday of
each week setting: forth locations
an<} waters where the best fishing
may be found, also the kind of bait
b?st advantage. The
Saturday publication will afford
those anticipating week-end outings
information concerning localities
where catches have been made the
At other interval! personal experiences
otit of the or^in^^v. of
wwhich many occur to the persistant
angler, will be published, witu
photographic reproduction of picturesque
The writer has been an enthusiastic
angler for many years and solicits
for this column the personal
experience and success of all fishermen
in the District and adjoining
The bass season In Maryland end
Virginia is now open. Observe the
law. Be a true sportsman and assist
in the conservation of our game
Time for Salt Water Sport.
Both weather and wafer conditions
are favorable for salt water
fishing and the week-end and holiday
should bring good sport to those
who care to journey to nearby fishing
grounds. Bloodworms are always
good bait. Hard and soft crabs
are obtainable, but are expensive-to
the extent of prohibition with many.
Peeler crab are also obtainable and
are real'y the best bait of alt
There Is not much encouragement
for fresh water anglers. The Po
lumai ih muuay ai an nfaroy I'latca,
but at Harpers Ferry !t Is clearing.
The Shenandoah is also muddy, but
will soon clear up unless more rain
falls. The weather 1s too warm to
carry scale bait, so **quip yourself
with mad toms or live bait.
Popular Angler Killed.
Dick St. Johns, popular and wellknown
angler, wac Instantly killed
by a bolt of lightning on the porch
of a bungalow near the feeder dam.
below Sycamore Island, during the
storm last Sunday evening. With
his wife and two friends he had
taken refuge there and while Mrs. '
St. Johns and the other members of
fhe party vere a short distance
away preparing lunch the bolt came,
killing Mr. St. Johns and shocking
the other members of the party almost
to Insensibility. A metal citing
spoon which the dead man had
sticking In his hatband is thought
by some of his friends to have attracted
the fatal flash.
Try ^oksion'ii Island.
Prank Crovo. Aubrey Crovo, Ray
Collirs, Capt. Beckstine and John
McPherson motored to Solomons
Island last Sunday in quest of flsh.
They tried their luck at both Governeurs
Run and the island fishing
grounds, and at "ach p!ace encountered
a big school of porp>l*e. Prom
these big fellows the smaller fish
flee helter-skelter and the fishermen
returned with empty baskets. They
bring the good news that boatmc n
and hotel people have quit profiteering
and you can now obtain accom- :
modations at the island resort at
Prwifnts Rod to Hurllnf.
John A. Buckingham, veteran rod- i
maker, has just completed and delivered
to President Harding a splitbamboo
rod that is perhaps the finest
one In Washington. The stick Is
of Calcutta cane, trimmed with *=o!id
silver and the finest agate guides
obtainable and Is surely a thing of
joy In the eyes of every fisherman.
Join the Potomac Anglers' Club
and help plant and protect tho
Catcbe* Eln htcen-Poander.
Charley Fletcher has th?? honor or
landing the biirgest rockflsn of the
season?an eighteen-pounder, caught
near Little Tails last *vHa/ The
fish was on exhibition at th-j Atlas
sporting goods ri ico last Saturday
and attract _ 3 much attention. Mark
Sparrough stands second*wit1? a firh
that weighed fourteen pounds while
Mrs. George H 'sev is in the Mgh j
place among the wom-in wl'h i flih
that tipned the scales at eight '
pounds T'v.> other lish. weights*
six pounds and four and cne-half I
st in Light
iodies invariably bring forth
who appreciate the utmost in
Fisher built Sedan or Coupe,
veight or the medium weight
?ical choice of those to whom
necessary adjuncts to satis-BOOTH
b Street N. W.
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pounds were landsd l>jr lire. Ili'wr
on the came occasion.
William Connanda baa returned
from an outinv at th-j W:iU"e larm
near the 3ioutb of th> Monocary
River. He -euo-ta a string >( nine
small mouth br.ts
Two flsb-umen vlolttlrt the lew
by netting Ash near the CTitln
Bridge nm to grief In the lrcal
courts this wee'e. C'no paii! > fi< e
of |150. .rhtle the.fiber got nway
Mra. D. L Nunnnlly raiiKbt a lire
and one-half pound rockflsh at Occoqu&n
a few days ago.
Har41>f Jolne Aasrlers* Clab.
President Harding Is now a full
fledged. member of the Potomac
Anglers' Club and the members of
the organisation are justly proud of
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"Just a M
| "I've Soi
The ideal motor fu
Increases fuel milea
25% to 35%.
Adds power and j
to your old motor a
keeps your new mo
; Dealers Mt bow kaadl
ON THE 1
the addition of the Chief Executive
of thq nation to their roster.
Louis Perron, president of t*e Potomac
Anglers. hat been working untiringly
for two yean to h*. i le*al
set fishermen remove their
net? from the Potomac near FourMile
Hun. The harbor police have ;
finally taken action and stopped the !
piratical practice, to the delight of |
all the local angler*.
The road to Benedict, the last few |
miles of which were a eore trial to i
automobllists, hae been rebuilt and
Is now in first class condition.
Edwin A. Sullivan. conTtTTTT^ " j
Senator Tom Watson, is known to j
his friends as a corporation fisher- '
man. He fishes from the sea-watl
around Potomac Park, mostly from
the shady spots, but always within
the corporate limits of the District,
er Price on a Bet
ers of the good Maxwell
iht doubly, by gettii
er car at a lower price.
?t step of the new and pc
organization has been t<
e prices to the level of I
B. Leary, .
21-1323 14th Street N.
** jw V fwisIB
nething to T
"Have you found ;
I A ?nd power it had wh<
lj Does the engine get I
Does it fail to ramble o\
ie[ Mine was beginning to g
but I found the solutior
gC feed it
, Lightning I
>ep ''And now, my frie
unknown quantity, the
road like a racer and n
tor kind of hills without a
I'm converted to Lig
Mi like it,"
in Gasoline, Cream, Lubricating Oi
*: West 166, Roalyi 216, Rossi Tn,
iaj Lightning Motor Fad should pb
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: .\ri SiSS-i" 1*rJx w
and la ?ulta auceaaaful ?aa a flaharmu.
hoping ?oom to kt claaeeti a* an
tMk Ptak fW.
Th? Pounuc flora' Club hu
made arrmmvnu with the Ual.ad
Btataa Flah Commission and tke
State flaharlaa of both Maryland and
Virginia wharaby either of the coal
missions will farmah stork Bah and
Information aa to tbetr planting ana
care to anyone havtna a <t h'e
Streams or ponda for the propacatlcm
of fame flah. If you have auch
a place or know of aomeone elsa
who baa. get In touch with a membar
of the elnb and set the atock
flah without any red tap* to botkar
Oradera are working on the
Cheaapeake Beach road and It Is
protnlaed that a rood roadway will
l*ad all the way to that raaort within
a vary abort time.
?i ? v mm
pour car losing the pep
:n you first bought it?
:ull of carbon rapidly?,
rer the bad hills in high?
;et in just that condition
i very easy?I began to
nd, carbon is almost an
oH boat hits the level
imbles over the meanest
complaint. Believe me,
Is and Keraaene.
Me as far particaUn
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