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President and Wife
Touring New England
MostPerfectef Modern Women" tells
How She Retains Physical Condition
For The Times' Children
Just Before It's Bedtime
THE WASHINGTON, OTESATJJIlMy, OCTOBERS, 1012.
The President and Mr. Taft and Miss
Mabel Boardman left the summer White
House at Beverly, Maes, this morning
for a week's automobile tour through
the Berkshire. Vermont, and New
At Dublin, N. II., they will be the
guests of the Secretary of the Treasury
and Mrs. Franklin MacVeagh, returning
from there to Beverly on Friday.
Friday night they will board the May
flower, and leave for Woods. Hole, Me ,
to spend Saturday with W. Cameron
Forbes, governor general of the Philip
pines. Sunday, they will be the guests of
Senator and Mrs. W. Murray Crane at
Dalton, and on Wednesday will go back
to Beverly for a ten days' stay before
leaving for their annual autumnal so
journ at the Virginia Hot Springs.
Miss Elena Calderson, daughter of the
Minister of Bolivia, who has recently
returned to Washington from Old Point
Comfort, where sh'e spent a short time,
will leave Washington about the middle
of the month to lslt Miss Blanche
I.nio In New York for a fortnight.
Mies Laio Is the daughter of the
former Minister of Guatemala, now re
i din? in the metropolis.
Miss .Catherine Cameron;' whose en
gagement to Judah II. Sears, of Boston,
was recently announced, has selected
Thursday, October U, as the date for
The ceremony will take place at Clif
ton Berley, Rosebanl, Btaten Island,
for many years the home of Miss Cam
eron's father, the late Sir Roderick
Miss Cameron and her sister, Miss
Margaret Cameron; have made Wash
ington their winter home for the last
Ave years, but have always spent sev
eral weeks each spring and fall at
The British Ambassador and Mrs.
. Bryce are spending a few days with the
Misses Lorlng, at Pride's Crossing,
Bear Admiral Wlllard II. Brownson,
U. 8. N., retired, and Mrs. Brownson,
were the principal guests at dinner last
I night of Commander George W. Wil
liams, U. B. N., and Mrs. Williams, at
I the torpedo station at Newport.
Rear Admiral John K. Plllsbury. U. S.
N., and Mrs. Plllsbury arc spending a
few days at Heaton Hall, Stockbrtdge,
Capt. E. F. Dlckins, Inspector of the
Coast and Geodetic, Survey, at New
, York, and, Mrs. Dlckins are spending
a few days In Washington. They are,
l lopping at-th Ontario.
The Commandant. of the Marine Bar
. racks and MraWlJIIam P. Riddle have
hid 'as their guest' for a few days Mrs.
Blddla's daughter, Mrs, Walter B. hard,
who la now In New York. She will re
turn to Washlntgon shortly for another
brief visit to tier mother, but expects
to spend the winter In the metropolis.
Mrs. Edmund K. Webster and Miss
Frances Webster, who spent the last
several months abroad, have returned
to Washington. Next week thev will
n spend a few days In Now York during
i the fleet review.
Mrs. Howry, wife of Judge Charles B.
, Howry, and Miss Mary Howry, who
spent the summer at the White Sulphur
Springs and at Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.,
A have returned to Washington, and have
t ojiened. their residence In I street for
, the winter,
Judge Howry, who Is now abroad, will
. Join his family the latter part of the
u month. ,
' 'Mr. and Mrs. George X. McLanahan
and 'their children, who snent th i..r
"three weeks touring In the Yellowstone
'-, nave returned to Washington.
Director Gen. John Barrett, of the
Pan American Union, entertained at
dinner last evening at the New Wlllard
Hotel in honos of the Commissioner
. ueneral for Australia In Tiniin nr,A
lady Reld, who are making a visit
Invited to meet Sir aeorge and Lady
' Held were the Secretary of Agricul
ture 'and his daughter, Miss Wilson,
, Senator Oliver of Pennsylvania, Dis
trict Commissioner Rudolph and Mm.
'Rudolpll, Mrs. John B. Henderson.
Franklin K. Lane, of tho Interstate
Commerce Commission, and Mrs. Lane,
Capt. James F. Oyster, president of
the Chamber of Commerce, and Miss
Oyster, John Hays Hammond, Rudolph
Kauffman and Miss Kauffman, Mr. and
Mrs. Ira Bennett. F. A. Walker. Mr.
and Mrs. John"W. Hunter, J. Maurice
Low. the Resistant director of the Pan
American Union, and Mrs. Yanes, and
Dr. Cooke Adams, of Chicago,
Judge and Mrs. R. P. Goodwin, who
spent the summer on Lake Champlaln
I and in New York, have returned to
Washington and opened their apartment
1 In the Portland.
The charge d'affaires of Norway, Wll
, Ham M. Johannessen nnd Mr. Moreen
stierne, attache, will arrive In Wash
ington within a few das from North
east Harbor, Me., where the summer
headquarters of the legation established
during the summer.
TJie former American Ambassador to
France and Mrs. Robert Bacon, have
taken the Secretary of the Navy George
von L. Meyer's house on Beacon Hill,
Boston, for the winter. Their second
son, Elliott Bacon, Is attending Har
vard Law School.
Mr und Mrs. E. L. White and Miss
Louise White, who spent the summer
In Virginia, have returned to Wash
ington and opened their residence In
CorcOran street for the winter. The
marriage of Miss White and William
IL Waggaman will take place the
latter part of, November.
r Mrs. J. C. Merrill, who spent the sum
oner In Pennsyhanla and in Atlantic
City, has returned to Her apartment
in thk Portland.
Mrs. William a Carroll and Miss
Grace Carroll haye given up their house
In Massachusetts avenue, and taken
the former' home of Mr. and Mrs. Na
thaniel Blmpklns. at 17 ConnecUout
avenue, for the winter.
Dr. and Mrs. J. Breokenrldge Bayne,
who spent the summer'' on Longv Island
and In Newport, expect to' return' to
Washington this evening.
Dr. and Mrs. Tom A. 'Williams have
moved from I'. street to 1706 N street
Major Henry Romeyn, U. S. A., and
Mrs. Romeyn, formerly of 1736 P street
have returned to Washington from i Clif
ton Springs, N. Y where they have
spent the last several months, and have
iken an apartment In the Dupont, 1717
Mrs. Charles Annesley Romeyn and
"r young son are' guests of Major and
The Mexican Minister and Mme.
Calero, who are now In Mexico, are ex
pected to return to Washington the
latter part of the month. The embassy
In I street Is being remodeled and put
in reaainess xor tneir occupancy.
The American Ambassador at London
and Mrs. Whltelaw Reld arrived in
New York yesterday on their annual
visit to this country.
The Rev, Charles Wood and Mrs
Wood, who have been spending the
summer abroad have arrived In New
York and will come to Washington
The bridal party for Miss Alice Gates
Boutell and John Wood Brooks Ladd,
whose marriage will take place In
Washington Thanksgiving Day, will
Include tho bride's sister-in-law, Mrs.
Roger Sherman Boutell, as matron of
Miss Constance Anderson, of Ottawa,
will be maid of honor, and there will be
six bridesmaids. Miss Amelia Ladd, sis
ter of the bridegroom; Miss Mary
Bourne, cousin of the bride; Miss Cath
erine Holbrook, Miss Margaret Worth
Ington, Miss Kleunor Murray, and Miss
Frances Webster, all of Washington.
Hugh Gates Boutell, brother of tho
bride, will bo the best man, and the
ushers will be Roger Sherman Gates
Xoutell, Ralph Rich. Steward Hayman,
Hew Heath, and Bertram Vlles, all of
Boston, und M. de Fremercy, of Ran
The bride-elect who Is the daughter
of theAmerlcan M'nlster to Switzer
land and Mrs. Henry Sherman Boutell,
has been spending the past fortnight In
Paris with her parents. She sailed for
this country today.
Mr. Ladd will take his bride to Bos-
-ton for the winter. ,
Mr. and Mrs. William Catto, who
have been spending the summer1 at N
hant Mass , have returned to Wash
ington. Mrs. 8. W Ganss, of the Klberon.
1210 Columbia road, will be at home
tomorrow evening from 7 to 9 In cele
bration of her eighty-ninth birthday.
A WHITE STREAK OP DISASTER
CHAPTER XV (Continues).
HEN let me ask how much
you know of Mr. Jamea
"Of Brady?" Jennisen stared
rather curiously at the other. "Well, I
presume, Mr. Burleigh, that my knowl
edge of Brady la neither more nor less
than that of dozens of other people In
"This office does more or less business
with Illm. does It not?"
"yes." Jennlson glanced at Orafton,
who remained silent,
"You saw him yesterday?"
"No!" The word came with rather as
tonishing. energy and Burleigh Indulged
In the very smallest of chuckles.
"Then you are prepared to say posi
tively that you did not see hlra yester
day, are you, Mr, Jennlson?"
"Of course but Is this cross-examl-nation?"
the cleric asked with a good
deal of asperity.
"You will aid us very much by an
swering promptly and readily whatever
Mr. Burleigh chooses to ask." put In
Qrafton quietly. "He Is conducting an
Investigation of the robbery."
Jennlson nodded and drew a deep
breath. Innocent or guilty. It behooved
him to proceed or excite direct and well
The detective bowed slightly to Graf
ton and turned back to the young man
by the dodr,
"Now, Blr, Inasmuch as you did not
see Bradv yesterday, may I go a little
further and ask whether you telephoned
"I did not,"
"Did you write him?" !
"I did not But Jennlson smiled j
perplexedly. "Surey, I have some right I
to know the Bearing or an this ques
tioning, Mr. arafton7"
"That will appear within a few mo
menta. I think."
"You didn't see him, you didn't tele
Phone to him, you didn't write him?"
Burleigh pursued thoughtfully. "You
are particularly positive that you did
not write him, are you?"
"Nor even Inclosed anything In an
envelope and mailed it to him, eh?"
Jennjson's eyes grew rounder than be
fore. "What under the sun should I send
him, If It were not a letter?"
"I don't know. I don't know that
this 1 going to lead unywhere at all,
Mr. Jennlson, but It may. Well, well;
then we've established tte fact that
you did not direct any sort of anvelope
to Brady yesterday, haven't we?"
"I believe we have," said the confi
Burleigh leaned forward. In Grafton's
Annette KelleWan ' 'Says
That Health IsjfHer
Seems queer to hear the girl who was
as heretofore been talked of tin "The
Diving Venus," called a "toe and fancy
dancer orie 'who, compares more - than
favorably with artistes of this class.;'
This' doesn't mean .that the fair
Australian, who has done so'mUch to
ward making American girls and wo
men more kindly disposed toward the
water, has forsaken entirely the homo
of the flth and the. sponge. 'Not at all,
for her productions still 'Include aqua
tic feats, but, she -wishes primarily to
be spoken of as a "premiere danseuse."
a "prima ballerina," or any of the
other names which mean an accom
plished and finished toe and fancy
That's what .seems so funny, but
after one becomes accustomed to the
idea It Isn't a bit hard.
Here's something else queer. Miss
Kellerman s more or less responsible
for the October madness that la sweep
ing over Washington, and which is
making all the female members of tho
community look as though they were
nt subjects for "aqross the river."
This Craie Recalls
Tits In Clover."
Several years ago there was a crass
Which seemed to Include everyone,
little and big, oung an old, and the
worst part of It all was that If you
didn't know what It was that was mak
ing people neglect their business, and
stand hypnotized by a small box, which
they whirled about madly, you might
have thought them hopelessly Insane
with good excuse. Surely everybody
remembers "Pigs In Clover."
Well, this madness that Miss Keller
man has wished upon the women of
Washington Isn't quite a "Pigs In
Clover" puzzle, but It Is about as
catching. Ceremonies attending It are
almost as alarmingly grotesque and In
dicative of mental Instability. Strange
to say, they 'attack only the female of
the species, although I "' ay that
I have not seen that .theTnales are by
any means disinterested.. The victims '.
attack each other with noisy acclaim
and after forming a discreet circle, and
nn nll-enshrouillnr one. thev rettr tn
some corner, which is safe from ma-1
raudlng eyes, and there they proceed I
to subject themselves to some sort of j
modified Bertlllon method, which con
sists of measuring their arms, wrists,
ankles, waists, e"tc even their heads.
Then they begin to chatter, and there
are times when quite a discussion arises.
What are -hey dotngT
The Wring Venus.
Why, they are merely making- Inves
tigation to see If thtlr measurements
tally up with those of Miss Kellerman.
There Is a tape measure with little red
lines upon It, and these lines proclaim
"May I trouble you for that envelope,
With a hand that was none too
steady, the troubled man reached under
the rones of odds and ends and drew
forth the accusing strip of white. Bur
leigh took It and studied It pensively,
meanwhile watching Jennlson with the
merest corner of his sharp eye.
Grafton, too, was paying much atten
tion to the expresslcn of his confi
dential man and he saw several thtngs.
Jennlson's high color was fading fast,
his breath was coming ever mora and
more rapidly and his hands worked in
a nervous fashion. Ills eyes were glued
to the thing In Burleigh's hand, and
when suddenly the tatter looked up and
faced him, the chief clerk started back
instinctively and as quickly recovered
"Here's an envelope, Mr. Jennlson."
Burleigh scrutinized him disconcerting
ly, but Jennlson returned his gazo
calmly enough now.
"I see it Mr. Burleigh."
"Do you, by any odd and Impossible)
chance, know what It Is?"
"Eh?" It was Burleigh's turn to
start. "You do?"
"Perfectly," repeated Jennlson.
"Then suppose you tell us?" (
"It is the envelope In which I mailed
Mr. Brady some papers yesterday."
"Brady, eh? But I thought that you
mailed nothing at all to him yester
day?" "I had absolutely forgotten It," con
fessed Jennlson, looking squarely at
Burleigh seemed a little nonplussed.
Grafton spoke up sharply:
"What were the papers?"
"The 'documents In connection with
that Ifartwell mortgage, sir, which
Brady gave us In connection with one
of his contracts "
"And you sent them from this office?"
"No, sir. I had prepared them' for
mailing, but some one came in and I
put them In an Inner pocket Later In
the day I forgot them completely, and
It was only when undressing last nght
that the envelope caught my eye."
"At what timer asked Burleigh,
"Just about 11, sir, I stepped oilt at
once and dropped the envelope in tho
mall box at the corner."
Burleigh scratched his head thought
fully and looked at Grafton, whose face
showed a mixture o" relief and perplex
ity. Jennisops gase traveled quietly
one to the other.
"Isn't It er a little odd that you
should have forgotten this episode a few
minutes ago?" asked (he detective.
Jennlson shrugged his shoulders.
"You may regard It soor not When
the measurements of Miss Kellerman
which are said to be "perfect." Every
body seems to possess one of these tape
lines, for they have been distributed
generouBly during the past week to
patrons of theBelasco Theater, where
Miss Kellerman Is to appear next week.
To quote Miss Kellerman, who really
wishes to stop all reference to the
claim that has been made for her that
she Is tho one perfect woman. "I havo
come to detent being regarded as a
freak, a curiosity. The mere words
the perfect woman,' drive me Into a
perfect frenzy, and then besides. I have
been studying toe dancing In Paris
with Madame Theodore, of the Grand
Opera. There I gathered the dancing
material for my appearance In Am
erica this season, so, please forget those
awful words, 'my shape.' "
Theymky be "awful" when applied to
spme, but Miss Kellerman can never,
at this stage of the game, dodge the
responsibility of bodily perfection. But
If she. wishes that we should forget It
we will ao so, as isr as u is popaioie.
"Mv form Is only a symbol." Is her
protest, and, continuing, sh stalls of
her doctrine simply and clearly. .
"Health la my religion," she says "It
Is a sin to be sick. We are never 111 If
THE TIMES' DAILY SERIAL
you spoke of mailing things, my mind
wont naturally to the letters which had
left this office during the day, and I
could recall nothing sent to Brady."
"But the sight of the envelope re
minded you at onco "
"Well" Burleigh stared at the
celling for all of thirty seconds. "I
believe that Is all, Mr. Jennlson. Thank
The chief clerk looked Inquiringly at
Grafton, who nodded, Jennlson turnei
and loft, and the two men faced each
"Well?" Grafton almost whispered.
"What do you moke of him, sir?"
"I am forced, by his words and his
past work, to believe that he has told
"He well, he seemed straightforward
enough, certainly," mused the detective.
"His story came straight enough, but -
he seimed a little flustered, didn't ha?"
"Jennlson understands the gravity of
the matter, Burleigh. The Idea that he
was suspected, even Indefinitely, very
likely worried him."
"It may possibly have been that, sir,
and still It seemed odd, somehow; the
way In which he recalled the circum
stance of the envelope."
"Odd, undoubtedly, but natural, too,
In a, way," said Grafton. "The letter
being mailed at' 11, after the last col
lection, would explain the, eaily post
"He lives downtown here, does he
In the district covered by the mall col
lectors of Station A. I mean?"
"Jennlson lives not more than three
blocks away from the building. He
shifted down here from the Melvale sec
tion to be near his work."
"No, a year or more back."
Burleigh shook his head, half despair
ingly. "By ginger, alrl I give It up! No
sooner do we seem to happen on what
looks like a clue than something or
other turns up to smash It or at least
to throw a serious doubt upon Its value.
Now, whether that fellow was lying or
not, I can't say; his story came plaus
ibly enough, to be the absolute truth,
but the other circumstances point so
strongly to other things!
"He was the only one who knew posi
tively about tho papers, he was one who
could gain access here, he directed the
envelope which I am still morally cer
tain held the documents and yet here
he goes to work and faces us and ex
Plains it all away as calmly as you
"And I'm downright glad he did!"
"Well, I'm glad that you're pleased,
"The Diving Venus" Takes
Daijy Exercise and
we do our, full duties by our bodies, and
I have found out by experience that
a healthy body makes a healthy mind:
But It la not an easy thing to keep In
good bodily condition. It means hard
work all of the time, self-denial,
strength of mind, and good Judgment.
Health means happiness of the kind
which we were meant to enjoy."
Miss Kellerman's art bears the same
relation toSwimming thut dancing does
to walking. It Is a sort of an esthetio
means of locomotion, which necessarily
Includes In Its elemental movements the
primal postures of the waltz.
Of her dully routine and methods for
keeping In the perfect physical condl
tlon necessary, she speaks freely.
"I live my life now in accordance with
u dally program, which 1 have workud
out after years of thought and experi
ments," says Miss Kellerman. "My
daljy ' routine would not be adaptable
to every woman, but I require It to keep
in good condition.
"In tho tlrst place, I sleep nine hours
(.very night, and I go to bed as soon
us I am through my evening perform
ance. When not playing, I retire earli
er, but no matter what time I get to
bed I have my nlno hours' sleep. Or
dinarily,' I riso at exactly 8:12 every
morning, swng Indian clubs and go
through physical exercises for thirty
minutes, then I take a cold bath and
have a light breakfast of fruit, cereal
For Three Hours.
"At 9.33 I repair to a gymnasium,
where I play handball for three hours,
with about Ave minutes' rest between
the games. I play against the profes
sional athletes and prize fighters who
are training there, and generally suc
ceed In wearing out three opponents
during the morning. Then I have a
rub-down and after a rest I eat lunch
eon. This generally consists of soup,
a sweet potato and other vegetables
and milk. I never est any meat.
"Most of the afternoon I spend In re
hearsing or playing. When not playing
I practice for several hours every af
ternoon. I have a good supper of vege
tables, tea, bread and butter, sometimes
I hate a little chicken or nsh to vary
this bill of fare, but never under any
circumstances, do I touch red meat, and
I never drink alcoholic beverages In any
U "I am thoroughly 'convinced that al-
conoi i,s injurious 10 everyone puysi
cally. I do not suppose that If I drank
a glass 'of champagne or a cocktail oc
casionally it would make any percep
tible difference, but believing as I tfq
that tho results of alcohol are Injurious
on the human body. I see no reason why
I should ever make any exception to
Inv rule of not touching It upon any
occasion." JULIA MURDOCK.
sir,' said Burleigh, dryly. "But I
haven't finished with Mr. Jennlson yet,
I can tell youl"
"No? What is your Idea?"
"I'm going to have a man on his heels
from now until this confounded mystery
Is settled, one way or tho other. .I'm
going to keep a second man on. Brady's
heels, and if they meet and talk and my
men don't find out what they're talking
about well. I'll fire the pair of theml"
Grafton smiled slightly,
"And how about Colson?"
"I'll do all I can toward finding him,
too, for I have a ague notion that he
could clear some points, Mr. Grafton."
"Well perhaps he could, Burleigh. At
all events, I'd like to have a little Inter
view with hUh myself, I can tell you.
If he at least doesn't show some sign
of life In the very near future, thtngs
are going to take on a serious aspect."
Burleigh nodded comprehendlngly and
whistled a thoughtful tune through his
teeth. Grafton, almost unconsciously,
followed the melody as his pencil drum
med on the desk, and thus they sat in
Another sharp knock caused both men
to start. Grafton called out, and the
door opened. A boy In the blue Western
Union uniform stepped in and laid a yel
low envelope upon his desk. The million
aire nodded, signed for It, and opened
the envelope as the boy left.
"What's that, sir. If I may ask?" said
"Eh? Oh, I don't know something
that has no connection with this affair,
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l-TpHE big, whlte Polar bear sat on
I a cake of Ice 'and chewed on a
X nice, long- icicle. In the shelter'of
a high bank near lay a 'red fox
busy cleaning his coat, with his tongue.
Above them shone the dim twilight of
tho Arctic around was a vast waste
of gleaming snow and glistening Ice.
The bear reared his massive' head and
gave a deep growl., "I am the king of
the northland," he cried. "I am the
hlirgest and 'flerest of the animals mak
ing their home amid the eternal snows."
The fox did not wish to get up a quar
rel with the big fellow, but he thought
he knew a way to trove that, size was
not the most Important thing In life.
8o he shook the snow from hls'coat and
remarked, "No one will deny that -you
are the largest of all, but some of us
small fellows have a bit of brains."
."Stuff," cried the bear with a disdain
ful sniff, "I can run you boys out of the
country in ten daysI can Jclll a musk
ox nt one blow of my powerful paw."
"True," said the fox, quietly, "but
there are times when brains more than
compensate for more strength. I can't
kill a muskox, but I can do something
I am sure )ou cannot I am willing to
bet you that by this time tomorrow I
can have a roadway pavod with seal fur
my snow hut on the bank of tho
stream oer across to the Ice on the
"All right, -I take you," returned the
bear. "And If you win you can havo
all my winter meat, stored down In
the cave by the south ihore of the In
let off that large ice mountain toward
the west from here."
So It was agreed that at noon the
next day both animals were to meet
and see who Won the bet the one win
ning to have all tho other's winter
store of food.
The fox set off at once to call on
Mrs. Seal, who lived near his home and
had a large family of her own, as well
as many hundred' relatives ill living
about on the ice Islands
"Do you know," he said In a winning
voice to the seal, "that I have coma
to tell you a bit of news. I heard yes
terday that old man Polar Bear saya
that the seals today are not near as
fine as those of his young days, and
that there are not half so many. Now
I know there are no better seals on the
coast than yours aqd I want you to
help me prove It Old Man Bear will
be here on this beach at noon tomor
row and I will show him. If you will
help me, that he Is very much mis
taken. What I want jou to do Is to
swim around this afternoon and tell all
the other seals for miles and miles
around the news, and add that, In order
to make u-ood showing It will be nec
essary for them to lie In a row llde
by side from the beach In front of my
hut to the shore on th4 other side. The
stream Is 0O ards across, but there
are so many of you and they have' such
fine fur, that your family will fill It
completely. Then I will walk across
your backs slowly and count how many
there are that will prove old man Bear
By EDGAR FRANKLIN t
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He glanced over the sheet and caught
his breath. The paper crackled under
the tenre grip of his fingers as he drew
It nearer to his eyes.
"Well, by Jingo!" gasped Mr. Grafton.
"Listen! Listen. Burleigh! Here's the
wire: 'Am In Chicago must see you
Immediately wlthqut fall. Take, train
reaching here at 11. Meet you at
"But who. the devil's It from, sir?"
cried the mystified detective.
Grafton laid down the telegram with
a queer smile. He rose from the chair
ana iacca uuneign rainer excitedly.
"Who Is it from?" he repeated. "Well,
Burleigh, the wire Is signed 'George
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Brig. Gen. Allen Back
After Long Vacation
Brig. Gen. James AUen( chief officer
of the signal Corps, and who has under
his Jurisdiction the army aviation
school, has returned after a three
monthB' vacation in the New England
"I had, a good time, and enjoyed my
rest" General Allen said today. He will
assume his duties at tho War Depart
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BEAR 86T-OH A CAKE OT ICJS
The mother seal was very .Indignant
that any one should cast any slurs on
the seal family, so she put out In great
haste and swam miles till tired out But
she visited every seal home on the
coast, and all promised to come the
next day at noon. 'And they did.
By 12 o',clock there 'came droves of
seals up the coast. Little and big seals,
fat and toln seals, old and young seals;
in pairs and squads, and by the hun
dreds. In an hour the track of water
reaching from the beach in front of the
fox's hut to the' sho're on th'e opposite
side was covered with shining seals of
Closely' together they were packed,
side by side. Just as tightly as they
could push. One long shining line of
glistening fur they made a seal road of
fur across the water.
Just then old man PoUr.Bear trotted
down the road. He gave one look at the
row of seals stretching across tha
stream. Out from the bank in front of
his hut stepped the fox. and slowly he
walked across on the seals' backs,
counting each one aloud as he went.
"Hal hal ha!" "he laughed as he
sprang on the bank on the opposite
shore, "i am much' obliged (o you,
Mrs. Seal. I think I have proven to old
man Bear that he Is wrong ', And' the
seals Bwam away home.
"I haVe'won'your wHnter' meat," said
tho fox. , turning to the bear, who sat
sadly on a chunk of ice, fou see you
can't do all that others can. But I will
take only half of your store, as I do not
wish you to starve." ,
Bo the smart fojc won, h's bet and
cured' the Polar bear of 'bragging about
himself. t '
Seen in die Shops
' i 1 1 ' 'Mr
The newphojographlc;tn(l)o of tho
Towles Company. li, Connecticut a e
nue. Is open to the public today. For
nine years Mr. Towles has done woik
In' Washington that" has achieved a
reputation not only of local but of na
tional Interest. The Photographers' As
sociation of America elected Mr. Towles
vice president last year, .and he has
again been elected to serve this year.
Vastly different from the old typo of
photographer's studio Is the newihontu
of the Towles establishment. Tho old
theory of having a room lit from tho
top, with all the "instruments of tor
ture" sitting around waiting for the
victim is no more. Tho Connecticut
avenue houso which Mr. Towles has
taken Is more like a home than any-
On the 'first floor are the, reception
hall and front and hack parlors, the
latter being given over entirely to a
display of the work of contemporary
artists. iThe exhibition at the present
time Is very unusual, showing the worK
of not only American, but foreign
photographers. From time to time
these, exhibitions will be Blven and will
probably Include paintings ,in, oil and
The coloring and furnishings of these
rooms are exceptionally beautiful, the
deep, cinnamon bown of the walls,
harmonising .perfectly with the other
The "camera" room Is on the second
floor, at the front of the house, and
Is lighted mainly .by one huge window,
through which the light falls very soft
ly, and In manner whlch enables the
photographer, to obtain wonderful tones.
The back room Is used as ai sitting and
rest room, whtle In between Is a dress,
Irtg room. In 'the basement are tho
work rooms, commodious, perfectly out
fitted with the latest photographlo ap
pliances, and with every convenience,
which would, tend to insure the best of
rThe exhibition in thetparlor i is,open
to the public, and will remain for some
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