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ocie i: Ai Washington ? E. C. DRUM-HUNT. Humor? snd war always go hand in hand. The outatsnding faota In the ?tone? written by both Brand Whlt tock and Hugh Gibson of the very ?ret day? of the war in Belgium, are the variety of rumors that lllled the air. KYen before we got into the war, but particularly ?Ine?, on? hear? rumor? every time you turn ?round. At every ??thertng at th? bridge table. Red -Croe? sewing circle, or any place where two or three get to gether, some one. at least one person has a rumor to relate. There are several interesting rumors, all ap parently w?ll founded which heve come to my ear lately and which will affect society here if they are true. In the first place th? rumor that the President has takten a cottage at White Bulpbur Spring? continu?e to persist. 'They say It is the liawley cotta??, which adjoins th? Collonsde, lesas?.! by Secretary and Mr?. McAdoo. At any rate It la pretty certain that the cottage ie to be reeerved for him in case he and Mr?. Wilson should care to occupy it at any time. Edwin H. Hawley, who built the cottage and has occupied It for a number of year?. was ?sited by the railroad company to glv? it up thla ?eason for some mysterious rea?on. It is a very at tractive, up-to-date cotta*? and, being next to Secretary McAdoo, with the <T"*ary Grayaon? on the other side well, the rumor Just refuse? to be ?q-elched. One of even more general Interest 1? that Secretary of State Robert Uan ?ing is going to be ?ent to Versailles a? diplomatic representative of the I'nited States and that Secretary Newton Baker will succeed him as Secretary of State. Various names have been suggested as Secretary or War mid It ?rem? to be pretty cer tain ihat Justice Louis Brendels Is slated for n. place In the cabinet? ac-ordln? to Dame Rumor. .Vn<.ther rumor has It th?t Count .11 G. Here may be replaced as Am bassador of Italy to this country by Senator Guglielmo Marconi. At Itaeet, it is said that there is a big n,hr on in Rome to bring it about. To lone both the Lansings and the di feileres would be a blow to Wash ington society* Senator Marconi was verv popular when he was here last summer aa a member of the Italian war mission headed by the Interest ing Prince of I dine, and It would he nice to have him here if It only did not mean parting with the di Cellere?. Tn keep track of the diplomat? In Washington these days tskc.s all of oiir'? time. They come and go rapld lv and often very ?uililcnly. Within the last few week? denth has claim .?>! !?? of the diplomat?, both from s..u?h America, and intimate friend?. Though Ambassador Aldunate, of i'hii.?. had only been in Washington nbamt a tear, he had become veri popular and It was with real regret that \\'?yhin?ton heard of his death. It ts s.-ilil that Dr. ?V Pena, th? late Minister of I.'mguay to the l'alied -state? ?ince 1911. never quite . ,?. ovr>re?i from the death of his La die? and Gentlemen'? PANAMAS Cleaned, Bleached and Blocked by Experts Vienna Hat Factory 435 lltli St. N. W. ItlpAvasit? llarrlnatoa Hetell friend, and that fact hastened his own end. The Minister of Ute Neth erlands. August Phillip?, who ?uc ceedcd Chevalier van Rappard only a few months sgo. resigned before he WAV? comfortably MttlM bere and is already safely back hi hla own country. Dr. Anaelescu, Minister of Rumania, haa returned to Paria and will be succeeded here by a member of the present Rumanian cabinet. Dr. Angeteecu will r??um? bla work In con?cllon with the Rumanian French liaison. The re?ignation of Mehdl Khan aa minuter of Persia to this coun try Is a real lo?? to th? United State? a? well a? to Parala. It waa with regret that Washing ton saw him depart. Mehdl Khan la a man with a splendid mind, is highly educated and cultured, and Is an unusually deep thinker. He h?? traveled far and wide and profited thereby. Hla native land will have great difficulty finding another man, I am aure, who can fill hla place here aa satisfactorily as bo ha? done. In fact, probably becau?? they realised that, they did not want to accept hi? resigna tion, but he Indited, feeling that he mu?t return horn? to loolc after his business Interests ther?, as they had suffered by his ?bsence of ?bout four years in thla country. He is planning to return here aft er the war and may open a branch of hi? business In New York. I had auch an Interesting talk with Mm before he left. He ?aid that he waa extremely sorry that It waa necesssry to leave thte beauti ful America, with its atmosphere of freedom. "It really expresses my idea of Paradise," to use his exact words. He was appointed minister to this country about six years ago He came over here; re mained about six months when he returned to Persia. It wa? over a year before he came back. All Kull Khan, tbe counselor of the lega tion, acting as chsrge d'sffslrles during hi? absence. After hi? flrit trip here, the min uter ??Id lie determined, to attract the attention of America to Persia; to show the capitalists of this na tion the many opportunities to make large Interest on their money by investing their wealth in that na tion. He declares that they can make anywhere from 1. to 15 per cent instead of th? average of 3 per cent that they make In thi? country, ?nd with le?? difficulty. He stated tli?t hi? aim wa? not only that they Inveat in railroad? and such concessions as our gov ernment encourages, but to Inter est themselves In other branche? of trade, such as various means of transportation, banks, hotel?, agriculture, publishing, schools, transportation of goods, the ex ploltetion of the earth, mines and so forth. Up to now. the neigh boring governments have tried to keep other nation? Ignorant of the opportunities to make money In Persia in their desire to monopo lise them all themselves. Mehdl Khan was desirous of making these fact? known to the people of these United States and to bring them fo be interested in his government and people, but' "unfortunately thi? miserable war started and ? poiled all my plans," he said. "I hope that *.he statesmen of the I'nited States fully realize that the people of Persia have a great affec tion and friendship for America: a sincere feeling that truly comes from the depth of their heart.?." he said. Also he expressed the hope that the statesmen of this country would do ?II within their power to keep this feeling of friendship from being marred in any way, especially by the wa r now waging all around hia country and that they will endeavor in every way to help Perai? to maintain her neutrality. He feel? that that I? one of the Important tasks th? alliea bave ahead of them. Wheq the war ia over Mehdl Khan hope? that the ties of friendship between his country ?nd thl? will he stronger than ever and that the two nations will have ex tensive commercial realtions. For the next thirty years, he declared, there would be endless opportunities ?? MM ?Ss.??? ata t> ?S? <* PBaBgs*M*Ws*^*|*W||Bls*W<sWBsaT???eMil j The Modern Way of Dish Washing Is The "Minit" Way EVERY day in the week ? Sunday especially, when you have guests? the task of washing dishes is greatly increased and be comes a burden. The "Minit" offers you in stant relief from all this, and you can keep your hands in perfect condition. The "Minit" Washes, Rinses, and Dries Per fectly $10 WILL PLACK A "????P* IX YOl'K KITCHK.Ml Il ?LANCE MOIfTHLY. Other Household Electric Helps Royal Electric Cleaners Simplex Ironing Machine? Eden Washier Machine? Electric Range? Electric Sewing Machines AA for Demonstration ia Your Home. Easy Term? Carroll EJectric Co. Ill' IHM II. *MK< II \MIAL. At TOM O H IL ? M ITI. ? ?* AAD ????,-ATIt: APPLI A "A H-* S. 714 12th Street ?. W. Phone Main 732. MISS CARTER MULLIKEN, One of Ihe attractive membera of the younger set in society. for the business man In Persia and al most without competition with bual iii ?a men of the countries near Per ii?. He ??Id that ? he wer? to ex pr?s? fully the many splendid chancea to accumulate wealth In Persia, one would aouae him of exaggerating. Mehdl Khan ?aid that he wished to thank, hi? American friend? for all their kindness and their courteay dur-1 Ing the years that he wa? here and ? that he will never forstet that kln ne?a. He never forrtets any kindness of any ?ort, no matter how ?mall; Is! ?till thinking about It long after the poraon who h?? been courteous, inn forgotten It. He said, "I appreciate the kindness nf the American people very much and hope to return unof ficially after the war and show them more of the above aald business op portunities. I have many happy re membrance? of America, both pereori ally and politically and ?halt alwaya keep them in my memory." The new minister, HI? Rxcelleney Sadighossatanch. I? reported to be a very handsome man. Intelligent and charming in every way; alao quite a niavter of the Knglish lan guage. He doe? not expect to come over here right away; maybe not for a year or ?o, and a?" before. All Kulihi Kan will be in charge of the legation. The new minister, who i? sn Intimate friend? of the retiring envoy, will be accompanied hy the older aon of the latter, aa secretary. The younger ?on?Mehdl Khan has two boy.? snd four girls?who has hern here with his father for more than a year, I? returning to Persia with him. H? went to New York ahead of hi? father, who left Waah ington a week ago last Thursday. They all expect to ?ail for Norway within a day or two now. The ?on will soon return, however, to study medicine at Columbia University In New Tork. Mohhsen Khan, the bachhelor of the legation, and Gho lam K)ih.in Ansarl, attache, and hla young Russian wife will also return to Persia with Mehdl Khan. They expect to go to Norway flret. then' through Switzerland. Germany,! Austria and on to Persia. They ar? planning to spend aeveral week? In rSwItaerland. Mrl.dl Khan Is very fond of Bwitxerland, having lived there for ten year?. Mehdl Khan cabled his resigna tion on March 21, the Persian new year: the same day that he gave a large dinner party in celebration of tbe beginning of a new year and hi? laat large entertainment. The Anaaris did not join the former min ister In New York until Thursday of this week Just closed. Before they departed, a? did the minister. of course, they called on President and Mr?. Wlleon to pay their re spects and were accompanied by the Charge d'AfTairea and Mme. All Kull Khan. Just aa Washington wa? getting! acquainted with Mme. Ansarl they! had to part with her. Not only lai ?he a gifted mualcian and a grad uate of the Royal Academy Con ni- ? va toi y of Muale at Petrograd, but she was a clever and delighhtful young person. Sh? wa? only her? a few months and was buey moat of that time looking after their Infant daughter and conquering the mys t?rle? of English language and bridge whist. She already ?peaks several language?, but waa deter mined to add English to her ?tore of knowledge, ?he was making great headway, too. Her husband was very fond of bridge: alao the minister, so Mme. Ansarl had to learn, too. Ansarl himself, was a delightful young man and most in teresting. I have come to the con clusion that the mind? of all edu cated thinking men. no matter how different their race? or religion, are very much alike after all and run in the same general channela. T?rd and Lady Reading seem te be still denied the privilege of dining quietly in their own home. At least by thla time It must seem to them to be a real privilege, for they are never permitted to Indulge in auch a luxury. They certainly dined out ?very night last week. When they are not dining out some one Is dining with them, and so It goea. Perhn??s now that the new Japanr?. Ambasnador and Vis countess Ishll have arrived som? ot the entertaining will be done in their honor. Then perhaps when the new Chilean Ambassador la appointed or another Minister of the Netherlands ! arrives the Readings will bo given a little re-pite. The ?leadings ?eem to be thoroughly enjoying themselves and not to feel in the least that they are ! paving a price fer being important and unusually popular. The French High Commission haa figured largely In the social happen ings Of the past ?reek. Capt Tardien. the head of the commission, Waa host at a dinner on? evening and on an other occasion waa the guest of honor at a dinner ?nd reception with Lieut. Col. and Baroness Rellle lh their love ly new home in Mt. Pleasant. Capt. and Mme. I.scombe entertained aev eral times during the week and will glv? a dinner next week for Tardteu. and then came the announcement of the engagement ot another member Ot th? rai-fion, Philip Charlea Hoya?, lo Mrs. Thomas Cleland Dawson. At the present rate It appear* that none ot the unattached member? of the Kreuch misaion will go home alucie. Boyes will be the third one to lose his heart to an American recently, not Including the MarftuU de I'ollgnac. Washington was certainly sorry to learn that th? De Pollgnacs are going to return to France. They have been among th? moet interesting and delightful mem bers of society here. ? ~~ Though thi? will be Mra Dawson s third marriage, she is ?till quite a young woman and very attractive. Her hr?t husband, who wa?, I believe, a native of her own country, Brasil, died a few months after their mar riage. Her second husband who passed away a few year? ago, wa? an Amer ican, a native or Iowa, who met and married her while he ws? secretary ot the American Legation it Rio ?le Janeiro. He served thi? country a? Minister to Chile. Colombi?. San Do mingo and Panama, and was consid ered a great authority on all mstters relating to those nation? to the south of u?. Mr. Dswson wa? a very inti mate friend of William I. Buchanan, also or Iowa, who was minister to th? Argentine at the time of Cleveland'? administration, and ranked high In the diplomatic service of this country. Mr. Buchsnan was considered the great est diplomat then on duty In South America, and wa? the mediator be tween Argentine and Chile during the time they were constantly at odds. The pejple of all the 8outh American countries depended on Mr. Buchanan to eettle all their trouble?. Mr. Daw son was a sort of successor to Mr. Bu. ii.-in.'in. ?nd proved to be like him. a very effective dlplomet, a great mediator and manager or the affair? of South America. At the time of his death Mr. Dawson was in charge of the Latin-Amerlcen bureau of the State Department. I believe, too. that Mr. Dawaon wrote several books re lating to South America. He wa? Minuter to t'Itile when Knox was Kecietary of State and was suc ceeded by Henry P. Fletcher as min ister, the same Mr. Fletcher who is Ambassador to Mexico. Mr. Daw son wa? mlnliter there at the lime of the "Baltimore" Incident in which we were brought to the verge of war with Chile by the killing of atome I'nited 8tHte? ??II..rs ??h?re In Valparaiso When the flnsnctal affairs of Nlcs ragua were very much entangled and the I'nited State? undertook tn ?traighten them out, It wa? Mr. Dan son who was asslghed to the tank. In fact you ?annoi read far Into th? Ma lory of the relation? between this country and those ot th? Latin American nation? without stumbling across the name of Mr. Dawaon. Mrs. Dawson herself Is a widely traveled, cultured woman and an ac complished linguist, with some six language? to her credit. Her father. I believe, wa? a Frenchman of great wealth who lived in Brasil ?nd mar ried a native ot that country. Mr?. Dawson I? a member of the Chevy Chase club, she had three children, two of whom are living, a boy and a girl, ohlan and Lima. The latter I? quite an accomplished little dancer, one of Mi?? Hawke'a ?tar pupil?. Beyond tbe fact that the wedding Is to be In church and on Saturday. May 11, no detail? have been ?ettled as yet. They are going on a long au tomobile trip. M. Stover, wa? In the army, but resigned Just lately. I be lieve. At any rate, he I? ?erving now with the French High Commission here. He was working In New York for about four months, but expects to be In Washington now for a while. Mrs. Dawson has a very pretty home In Nineteenth ?treet, where they will reside tor the time being, at any rate Mrs. Henry F. IM mock, who is al ways Interesting herself In relier work of many sorta both foreign and domestic, I? now around to th? needs of Italy. In an effort to Interest her wealthy and influential friend?, Mrs. Dlmock gave a reception early la?t week, when Will Irwin, the noted wer correspondent snd writer, made an address on "Italy and the War.' Mr. Irwin ha? passed month? In Halt end st the front with the Italian armies, and Is considered quit? an authority on the subject now. He has published a hook about Italy's part In the war. I have been fortu nate enough to hear hin talk on the subject several time?, also hav? seen pictures or the Italian armies In action, end nothing concerning the war has interested me quits as much. Mrs. Dlmock ssys that ws hsve all given relief benefit? of vsrlous sort? lor the ^British, French. Belgium?. Serbians?practically all of the allied nations, but seem to hav? entirely overlooked Italy. She Is starting the ball to rolling by gllving an evening bridge parly on Tuesday for th? bene nt of the Italian war suaterere and is planning a -second benefit ?ff?lr of some sort; she hs?n't ?ett'ed on tbe details of that a? yet. I remember one thing Mr. Irwin told on one occasion before we Were In the war?-I think my figures are correct?that there were about -"-'. Odo Americans With tM Italian army| so there Is another Incentive for! world???- for UM 1 (Allai*-., Ws will b? ?uccorlng our own. Mr. Irwin re marked too, ' that many of the marvelou? of the numerati? Ing f*_ta performed by the Italian army had bom don? by Italian-Am?r lean?; men In budne?? m Ulla coun try before they 'eft to undertake the grim buslnes? of War. Th? queer direction? that national sentiment?or aentimentallty?geta at -trie? are quit? beyond und?r?t?n_ tng. for ln?t?nce. on? with ? 1_ ing for that aort ot thing and a bank account capable of bearing the atraln, could attend a benefit ball or con cert or theater or ?omething olao ?very day, and usually oftener, for ?ome worthy cau?e of France. Eng land Of Belgium. Tho Serbian? con In for an ampi? ?haro of considera tion, and report from the twilight ?on? bring? ???urance that la aome other ?ocial clreloa Liberia ia tot ting iu full aliare of charitable at tention. But aomebow our Italian ai lle? manage to be overlooked meet of the time. Who haa danoed for the ueufruct of th? Italian Red ero?? or T. M. C. A. or bill- ?oldiep or Women War Worker?? Echo gn awer?. It Un't fair, either. The Italian? have been In a position that ought to entitle them peculiarly to American sympathy and understand Ing. Like our own country, tbey dl-n't come In to the war at the beginning. Thry even subjected themMlve? to much criticism and ??_!??? hatred In Hun land becauM tbey ?bandoned the Triplo. Alitane? rather than ?ngag? on barb?rt*m'? ?id? In a war again?: tho?? who are now our alii??. They behaved very much aa Amarle? did, waiting till they wer? euro which sid? <s*eerved :heir ?upport; end th?n they declared for clvllUotlon'e Mua*. They are b?d pre?? agente, ih??? Itall?n?. They have not mad? their cauae and aecompl-hmcn? under stood on thla ?id?. T?t tbe truth 1? that they have performed, wonder? cfcond to th? tccompliahmenl? o* no other country. Italy I? a poor country; rieb ia na tional pride and tradition, but wltb meager ?tor?? of mater?1 wealth. and limited reaourcee available for development of war industri??. They were called -?on to ?nur tb? ?tr?c ale ut?or c)rcum?ta_e? highly dl? advantaa-eou? to than_elv_, uith militarily and eoonomloally. In the first place, the boundary line drawn at Austrian inatigation after the wara of Italian liberation, placad all the advantage on Auatrta'? ?Ide. Aus tria held the cre?i? of the mountain?, Italy held th? plain?. Tor two gen eration? Italian military geniu? had been devoting Itself to planning a strategy to overcome th?*? dlaadvan tage?, den. Cadorna, whom many yet regard aa the greatest ?trategtat th? war haa developed despite the Italian reverse a few month? ago, had ?pent ht? lite planning for the atruggle that ?hould flnlah the libera tion. In?ure the dependence, of hi? country. Before him hie father, an other fa mou? Italian aoldler. had worked at th? same problem. Italy waa compelled to borrow heavily when ahe entered the war. and to mobilise her national re source? with a car? that no other great power needed ?nforc?. Th? industrial ar?? ot northern Italy, developed In the l??t generation but ?till little appreciated by tha outside world, wa? almoit literativ comm?nd??red by tb? government. Factories by the thousand were taken over by the government and converted to government uae. Italy produce? no iron and no cosi of it? own, ao the?? had to b? brought from ovirm?. cMefly from Spain ? nd Britain. Thi? impoaed a fearful demand on th? Italian merchant marine, ?upplemenud though It wa? by bottom? loaned by Britain. How many people realise that the Italian army la today in all prob- ? ability the aecond moat numerou. on the aide of the allies? Not only fa It that, but among tbe allier.'! armlea In Europe it la quite po?? ' ?Ibly th? moat numerou?. Thi?' ??tooUhlng ?tatement 1? made on the beat of authority. Oreat Britain | haa raised mor? soldier? than Italy, but great number? of them have1 been ser.t to far distant ?ervlce Condderlng the weatern line a? a unity from the North Sea to the Adriatic. Italy ia holding about half of It. and probably ha? more men protecting It than either France or Britain. Fully four mil lion men. It la declared, have been drawn Into the Italian uniform From distant part? of the world the Italian emigres have come homi In vast number?. Indicating a splen did loyalty to th* home country. Italian? In America have been gen erou? toward their own country be fore America was In the war, and to thi? country ?Ine* it haa bean ??Hin? liberty bond?. Who haa not noticed the high proportion of Italian name? ?punk led through the casualty list? pub lished by our war department since our boy? got Into th? fight ing? One bear? It constantly com mented on. ?? on* of th? ?trlklng high proportion of Italian-Ameri cana who have entered tha ??rvlc? is only consonant with the attitude of Italians everywher?. The difficulties of campaigning on the Italian front have been describ ed ao many time? of late that they are beginning to be better under stood: and one cannot but rejoice that Italy I? at length coming Into ?ome ot the recognition due to It Nowhere have the women Joined more unre?ervedly In supporting th? na tional cause. In the Industrial cen ter? by tena of thousand? thay have stepped Into the placea of men, doing a hundred tasks that women nowhere attempted, before the war proved them equal to just about anything the men could do. They are carrying the major share In cultivating the fields from which Italy is fed; and Italy. It must be kept In mind, though nature haa treated It badly tn the matter of iron and coal. Is almost ?elf-supporting as to foods. The ? thrift and frugality of the Italian j ma??ea la proverbial : aven the French I peasant can teach the Italian noth-1 ing, while the Scotsman who hns I been away from home takes off his hat to Italy aa the country that in ?ome direction? haa a little some thing "on him" In cannine??. Look up our Italian allies and their record; give 'em a benefit ball or something, not becauae they a?k it. for they don't, hut becauae It would please them to be appreciated about half a? well aa they deserve. We are all hoping that the ?0 "Blue Da/"*" ?f franse who have just arrived in the United State? to ?tir up war feeling and hurry matters along generally will come to Waah ington. They are an interesting lot. and Waahington want? to aee them en ma??? and ia ready to show them a good time. The?? "Blue Devila" are Alpine and Voagea mountaineer? ?a, picturesque lot. In moat alluring uniform?. If I femember rightly. Marshal Joffre? private secretai y wa? a Blue Devil. They are aocompanied by on? of the flneat military band in th? world. If you want to see society women really work you ought te visit the new Canteen established by the Mar Camp Community Service at ?? Penn sylvania avenue. Those ladies, fore most among them being Mr?, charle? ?. Warren, wife of Mai. warren, aleo Mr?. Allan Sheldon, feed anywhere* from M to Mo at a roeaL. They work *-ay, aa the ia ahlfta. two antlta MISS ELIZABETH M. BEACH, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan H. Beaci,. place U open from ? ?. m. until ID p. m. It la for the enluted men of all branche? of th? ?ervtce who can get their meal? there at ooet. It It run on the cafeteria plan, the men aerving themselves, and they can pile ? their tray? high with delicious, home eooked food for 26 cent?. The price? range from 2 cenu to U cent?. The eecond floor of the building I? equip ped a? a club room for the men. It la truly a godsend to th? enlisted men who are p?u.?ing through town or are working in the dc-ivartment? here and cannot affoid to pay the high price? tuked ?? moat of the restaurant?, it I? the desire of the backer? of the can teen to open similar place? In several different parts of town. It will be almost ?? great a god aend to a different cla?s of folk? It the report is true that the Rtts-Carl ton people are going to esubliih a fine, big restaurant on the ground floor of the Real Salate Tru?t Build ing at the corner of Fourteenth and ? streeu about July 1. With the city so overcrowded at Certain times ot the day It is almost impoasitile to get served at restaurant? or hotel?, and then. too. the Ritz-Carlton people ?I way? have such nice restaurants. No on? ean every say again that Washington audience? are always cold after the reception they gave Mme. Ameuta Galli-Curcl l??t Fri ii.-i afternoon. They Just went wild, snd well they might, for she | wa? wonderful. I didn't know) spy one could po??lbIy ?ing like that: Net only 1? her voice be-1 ? . 1..1 deacrlptlon. hut ?h? herself is sueh an attractive little thing.. ro human, and possessing personal | tiagnetlsm. When ?he departed in ?? taxlcab after the concert, the .? ivii. Including some of the most nifled member.? of Washington iety. flocked eround the machine ; t i lie curb, and cheered, and as . h? iode away she waved her hand in ? most friendly manner. Ktcrybody in the world who I? ! anj body and lots of others lo-?, w. there to hear her. I have never ?een | such a packed house! People were: everywhere, ?landing row? and rows deep In the back, packed on the stage *nd even behind the j bras? rail where the orchestra usu-j ally ?its. not to nw-nlion the hun-i dred? who tried to get ?dmisf ?on ! in vain. The. most interesting group In the audience wa? the bin party of, Mr?, Thomas WaIiIi, which included - the British Ambassador ?nd Lady] Reading, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Townsend end Mrs. Edward Beale | McLean. Mr?. Townsend I? a mu-1 slcian herself, a real lover of mu sic and she eeemed to be having a, glorious time. We all were. Early In the program Mr. Town?end to??ed | the marvelous little artiat a bou-? quet of lille? of the valley. A . littl? later. Mrs. Tow-nsend. during one of th? psuie? In the program, j ? muted herielf by rolling up bits of th? program and dropping thrmj down on th? heed of ?orne friend below. It took two or three ?urh effort? before the peraon looked up and greeted her. Mr?. W?l?h was knitting durin?r the ? whole afternoon. People were knit ting all over th? bouae?when thi y weren't applaudlng-fven ?ome or the ' folks who had to stand the entire time. "Lady Reading was wesrlnt , what looked suspiciously like ?n e?r ; trumpet?some one did tell nie Ihat ? she did not hear very well?and she toyed with a most unusual lookinc I fan. It wa? rather small, apparently [ did not fold up, and wa? of tortoise ?hell, edged with small brown feather?, about Wo Inhces long. It was the shape of the fan that wa? unnsui' ' It Imi a short, straight handle that r.-i'i at right ngle? with the perfectly istht line of the fan where the Ve Joined It. The top eiieve of an made a complete half circle, this concert, also when Heifltz ?At, attracting such a crowd that ?tag? Was filici a? on Fruta ? last, i tv?? amusing to wstch the feet of live people Who had to sit there, fac ing th? audience. No two people ?at with their feet In the seme position and many of them had them crossed until they needed some kind friend to tell them ?bout it. The greater part of the eudlence on Friday was composed of schoolgirl?. It seemed like every seminary In town wits fully re pre?? ? ted And the e?pes?every other woman must h?ve been wearing one of the new cape? that are quite THf* fashionable wrap Ju?t now. Some of them were very ? good looking. Indeed; notably a terra eotta red one worn by Airs. Peter DINE AT THE r?t*le ?Hete Dlaaer. ? ta ?. Maale FRANK P. FEN WICK, PROP? Goelet. Otrry. It le edged with a wide fringe of its own material; a sort of heavy duvetyn doth; and gave her romething of a Spanish air. The lit tle ani.?, looked quite Spanish, ehe m.?lu ha.e cupped out of the play. "The JLau-J of Joy." Her gown waa cut on the full, quaint Knee of the Spanish gowns In that show and her ?hill?, hluck hair waa ?imply parted -with flowers caught over each ?ar and a huge elaborately carved Spanish comb up*?* landing in the bark. She waa altogether adorable and 1 didn't want her to ever stop singing. When the announcement was made that i'oL Francis LeJ. Parker. V. S. ?., 1s to he commandant of the new officers' camp to open May Ui at Ft. Myer. it Immediately took urn all back to last May 13, when the firm officer?* training camp was opened at Ft. Myer, with all the attending excite? ment. Half of Washington waa ther? to see the boys who had answered their country's first call and the lata Co!. Charles W. Fenton, in command. The opening day. it will be remember ed, alt of the members of the Ambu lance -Corps were over there feeding the men as they came into camp, and every succeeding afternoon aaw moat of the society girls bussing around about time for retreat. The whole post used to be crowded with motors and vialtors every afternoon. It was always a cay scene. I went -over there the other afternoon for retreat and when the engineers, who were occupying tbe barracks at that time, lined up and the band bogan to play, wa wer? unconacioualy ex pecting to se? Col. Fenton ride out in front of them on hi? horse, th? pride of his life, as he use to do. It made me sad to realise that any of tho*? hoys that Col- Fenton, since deceased. A-nmmanded, are now in Frante and that quite % few of them to my knowledg? have already given up iheir Ines for their country. At the rate that troops are being shipped now it won't be long before ihey will all be on the other side. Pome of the officers who were trained at Foil Myer and have been stationed mi -Camp I.er. left Ikat week. I heard pome officers at Camp Meade com plaining the other day of having been In camp for a year and not yet al lowed lo ero.?-*, but they said it con polcii them a little when they learned recently that thay had been instru Larkta *ps_?*Wfc ??? ? Dr. ?__ ???. L W. Olaaebrook ratrfax ont Tamar Downey, tont ot CM. amt Mr? Georg? Downey and roemhera of UM Elktr?-Dava? family??heir mwr??r waa a MUM Dava?, idei? I think. ?I Henry fjaaaaway Dava? and t-t_ flrtrt eou?n, Fairfax lendtJaot. are ?II right la the tronche? .ea. Thor all received their SmmmmmmSSt at ? Myer. Lar?? Olaaebrook. for one. write? the moat inursunc letter? home and hie only complaint u the lack of opptartanitieo t? bath?. The other ttooomtorta. the _j.of hat ter, the tooS?tA o-a't w?rry uta? tn the k*_4L I wr-et-etand that Dowwey and Da?? fan-li?? ar* terribly war? rtod about their boy? Mra. 0__ brook I? SSSSSm too. Of cesa?-?, t?? , la remarkably brav? about It. Sha Ju?t Ir??p? ?o buoy doing Red Cree? werk that ehe *?p'? have date t. think The earn? a-piar-dtd ?ptttt _ ?hown by Mr? Howard tSmSmmSSL who?? eon. Richard. _ atw tn the thick of the fighter? ?? wao a ?te dent at Tale when the tro-bV? wtth Mex?o broke out and tumult??oly enll??d. So ha had bean In the ?er vie? for two y?ar? botato he went to Frano? had t? now a ??tata, hav? tag boon prnmotod entlr?y ?a h? own merit. lb Ie ?nay M. Lfl? the Olaxebrook boy, who lo aven yeanger. Richard SutlMrland writ?? hone In tereating letter?, telling of hla ef fort? to dodge *?__?_ aa_ ah?ll? while on duty. He 1? ?rtth th? mili tary polire ?nd ha? bad quite a Uree area to cover on a motoro?e. until now when tt la t hought he ? ta tho trenche? Hla letter? ?o__ very much like tbe latrt one received by Mr?. Padrick from har ?oa. Dr. Frank lin P*drlck. who we? In the casualty li?t thia week aa -ml?Ing In acttor " Dr. redrlrk told of the arar In which tbey had to slip In and out of dug out?, dodging ?hell?, while doing hi* Dr. Pedrick waa ? fine, upatar?Ing young man, the only ?on of b? w4d. ( owed moth?r. Tear? ago, when he wot a ?tudent at the Weartem High ?chool. Franklin Ped?-?ck belonged to a little dancing dob and ao far ao my knowleda? g???, bo 1? the -ro of that little group to bo loet In thla ?rar. Herbert Hay-en. major with the ?1th Field Artillery at Camp Meade. Md.. wa? one of the member Price Willi????? and Lee Ca-rpberL both naval ofBc??? h ?I on gad to the ?ame group, alao Cheater Clark, a successful corporation lawyer tn Bee ton. Oilllard Ravet?1, now a cap??In In th? u?oeirr* reserve corpa, aad brother of Mr?. 8tan_? Paella, ?r . Billy Evan?. Bryan Mora?. Ka?, tu light Church, Henry Orava?, aa __!?-_??r at th? University of VirtB?a-but ?oree of the name? have ?????a my memory Franklin Padriek trat al way? popular wtrh young and o?: waa alao a most ?uece?_fSl phyelr?n? HI? Iom win caaae real aerrow ta a very large group of |?opte th *__ city, __ ^?j Before thi? Tratten Bntafad the) w_> a group of men mot twice a a??ek at the Riding and Hunt Club ta drill under Capt. Archibald Mlller-I be lieve he u Col. Miller now-in U?e4r ?? for? to gat Beim? r-ap?ration for ??r part tn the war which all thinkii.? people knew wag inevitable They were men who ar-wered the country ? call even before ?he real la?d heiwelf that ehe waa going to call. Franklin Pedrick waa one of that group ot which the nation ahoald ta? proud he waa ao anxiou? to be la tt that 1? did not wait until the Cnited Sfa__ could or would ?end t?a oarer, but Join?? the Britash faro??. Dr. Fred ? latitatila, af Rock vu ie. a member of aa OM and aria?era,tie family ot Marylaas? d_d In the ?er? - ice of h_ country j-ecently. K?ing hi? life aa Col. Fenton did. Ha had <v ? -? been ?__?____! tn the army a anon Urne when he waa at ills?a sarttti aprnai meningiti? at Ft. Oglema? ne. Oa. Ha lingered for many w?__ Hie ?r_?_ was Ouaeie Lamar. dauahter af Will iam ? ?mar and one of the out??t ?nd prettiest little women you ever ?aw ?-????G?) OX PAG_ ?TVE **_ *** ? _A* GOV_*NIw?NT EMPLOYES Madamr Ro_ra- ? Bteai. faftTrwat " tmnaTn, - droit *?)*.. ?_ Ik., a trr?G? p. _. oat of ??1-! da-s until ? rx ra. oat r?__ai until I. All tra??-???? wiaw?t mutiIm; _rtr -ia_r_a- sj~ ???? raaaipa?? ? k_? ?r? -1 atraatxa to 1-auaia? ?nd nwaus? h?r. ???1 aad eoalp usatimi wttri Dr. C. 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