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OPTIMISM TO SERVICE CLUB Gives Several Hundred Offi cers Message of Su preme Confidence. Confidence was the keynote of Secretary Baker's remarks to the United Service Club of America, when he addressed last night sev eral hundred commissioned officers belonfin? to the club. Between the lines of what he said the officers could read words that spelled victory for American arms, and ? his manner throughout was stamped with optimism. Paya Trlbate te Ma rises. The Secretary paid a high tribute to the marines for what they had done. Then he turned his attention to the achievements of the navy, and it also got lots of praise. Secretary Baker was not playing any favorities. however, and when he reached the army in his diagno sis of conditions existing on the battlefront. it was then he made a "Garrison finish'* in what he had to aay about his beloved soldier boys. "It makes little difference." he de clared. -whether you officers grad uated from West Point, or whether you sprang from the National Guard of your respectiv- States, or whelfter you originated from civilian life to become commissioned officers. "During this war we are the army of the United States. The British do not know any difference. The French do not know any difference, and neith er should we. "In this great single-minded enter prise where we have one ending, we want it known that we are the army of the United States. Things that are being done over there are not visible to you on this side, and the ques tions we have to consider are how it is going to end: what will happen if we win the war. and what might happen if we do not win it." Praises Freaeh Hero Is*. Then the Secretary turned to the heroism displayed by the French peo ple in the present struggle?the sacri fices they had made without a mur mur. He depicted men and women too old to take any active part In the great conflict who have gone forth to lend whatever effort they could in the cause of democracy. Secretary Baker spoke slowly end with deliberate effect, as though in spired by the idea of letting his re marks "soak in" on the assembled officers. MARINE CORPS CALLS FOR SKILLED MEN Stenographers Required Besides Electricians and Machinists. The main recruiting station of the V. S. Marine Corp., 407 Star BuilrtinK. yesterday sent out a hurried call for seven stenographers and 12 electri ciana for duty in the field with the Marine Aviation Force, at Miami, Fla. One hundred and twenty men are also wanted at once for the Marine Barracks. Philadelphia. toY the Navy Mechanics' School now being organ ised there. They are to enter the school in classes of 60. Upon cor? pletton of their courses there they will be sent on for aviation duty as me chanics. They must qualify in knowl edge and experience with gasoline motors, or as mechanics, coppersmiths or welders. Fifty men are also wanted at once for duty with the heavy artillery force. Marine Barracks. Quantico. Va., as electricians, machinists and truck or tractor drivers. Men are wanted at once for the Signal Battalion and Searchlight Bat talion at Marine Barracks. Navy Yard, Phildelphia. The men must be quali fied as electricians, dynamo men, ma chinists. radio men, and those having had experience in these trades will have an excellent chance for advance ment in the Marine service. How Love Case to Two Persons. There Is a flee story in the Ameri can Magaxine in which this passage occurs: "That night after dinner they walk ed in the moqplight down the trail leading to the city and watched the mysterious blue-gray mists rise In softly curling banks to the mountain's top. as though in search of a com fortable resting place for the night. The air was fragrant with the odor of spruce and pine, and the only sound besides their own voices was the call of a night bird to his mate, or an oc casional burst of laughter from the group on the hotel veranda. "They talked of entirely impersonal things In choked, throaty voices, she reveling in the emotion that swayed them, he rebelling against it Fol lowing a turn in the trail, they came suddenly out upon a little plateau drenched In moonlight, from which they could look down upon the twink ling lights of the city. The scent of miles of orange blossoms floated up to them and she turned and looked up at him. the moonlight falling full upon her white face with its great dark eyes and tremulous sweet mouth. In an Instant his arms were about her, lipa had met his. and the prosaic world of yesterday h*d becojne the glorified world of today, tomorrow and of all days to come." 0063636S0006X36XXX506X3M30C ami Spending Day OR Saving Day When pay day comes, is it a spending day or a sav ing day? It is good to have money to spend. It is better to have money to save. The Fmt Visit ?-on Pay Day Should be to this Bank" with a part of jrour earnings, no matter how small. Do it this pay SECURITY Sayings ? Commercial BANK Stk uJ C Stmts N. W. 3% on jifiip Account! ELIZABETH HOWRY. One of Washington's sweetest singers. Miss Elisabeth Howry, is going to join the group of talented artists who are now entertaining our boys on the other side. She plans to remain there for six months, touring the camps under the direction of the Y. M. C. A. and do her bit to liven up the soldiers. WILL ENTERTAIN SOLDIERS ABROAD Rat Catcher Philosopher To Kill All Trench Rats Los Angeles.?Charles Frey. fsmous as the "rat catcher philosopher," pro poses to do his bit to make the world eafe for democracy but extremely un safe for rats. He has sent a letter to President Wilson offering his serv ices in the work of riddin? the trenches and training camps of rats. He has made a life-long study of the extermination of pests. 'WACKS' SLURS ARE REFUTED AFTER INQUIRY Women's Army Auxiliary Attacked in England and Vindicated. London.?England's famous "W. A. A. C.'s," members of the Women's j Army Auxiliary Corps, commonly and affectionately known as "Wacks." have emerged victorious from a series of attacks which, to say the least were unchivalrous. It was said that the women and girls who joined the erganixation did so not because of the opportunity for war work It presented, but because It enabled them to indulge to the limit the feminine capacity for ador ing the soldier boys. Clerffymaa Aeeued. Among other accusers was the Rev. Richard Henry Quick, who told a meeting of young women on moral i ? . "A soldier who Is with 10.00 sta tioned in Yorkshire told me that their lines are opposite those of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps, and he confesses that the type of life between the two lines is appalling." Mr. Quick has been prosecuted for spreading false reports and fined forty pounds. Another triumph for the W. A. A. C.'s came in the finding of the com mission of inquiry which *|as sent to France to investigate tht> matter. It reported: "Not only do we feel that the cur rent stories about the misbehavior of the W. A. A. C. in France are slanderous and untrue, but that the nation is being well and faithfully served by the organixtion. "The tale of the number of W. A. A. C. women returned to Kngland be cuse of misconduct of the gravest character are fantastic. The number of undesirable women who have found their way "into the corps has been very small. With some exceptions the conduct of the W. A. A. C. in France has been upright and self-re spective. Sex Honor Upheld. "We feel that the large majority of the girls who have come forward in an hour of crisis to share the work of the men in the field have upheld the honor of their sex and of their country in a spirit which should win for them the gratitude of the nation. "The nation has as much right to i be proud of its women in the auxil iary force as of its men.** Yankees, Keen for Battle, Fib to Get Out of Sickbeds Pershing's Boys Seek Honor, Eager to Prove Their Quality as Soldiers in the Eyes of the Allies. By C. C. Lyoa. With the American Army in France. Mav 30?A fine-featured, delicate looking lad of hardly 18 was lean ing wearily against the front of a building in a little French village, waiting, along with the rest.of his battalion, for the wordy to advance into the flrst line American trenches. The village was Just three miles behind the lines, and all day the j roads leading to it from the soQth i and west had been choked with I American soldiers, 'American supply trains. American machine guns and American motors. The troops for one particular part of the line were to assemble in the village and then go to their trench positions under cover of darkness. This 18-year-old boy. leaning against the building, attracted my atten tion, because he looked so much out of place. He lacked that hardy, rough-and-ready physique that was characteristic of his fellow soldiers. Just Oat of Bed. ? "Boy," 1 said to him. "you don't look very well. Ayhat's the mat ter with you?sick or scared?" He pulled himself together in an instant, looked me squarely in the eye and replied: "No, I'm not scared. But I just | got out of the hospital four days ago. and I haven't got my strength back yet. When we were up in the trenches the first time for train ing one of those Boches put a bullet through my side, and it sort of took the pep out of me." "Then what are you doing here now?" I pursued. "Why didn't you j stay In the hospital until you were, fully recovered?" "And miss all this? Why, this is j the greatest honor that can come to a soldier?to be in the first regiment ! to be sent into the line. Generaf Per shing must have thought we wen the best he had. or he wouldn't have picked us, would he? "I lied to 'em at the hospital. I told 'em I was ready for duty again, and they let me out. Say. this will be something for me to talk about the rest of my life if I come through all right!" . This boy, better than any of scores of others with whom I talked that day, expressed the spirit of the Amer ican troops as they waited for the word actually to go Into battle! He got out of a sick bed and shoul dered his gun. because he felt his commander-in-chief had honored him by sending him in first and he didn't want to niss the chance! Xo More Joshing. An old sergeant?twenty years in the regular army?also gave me a clear insight into the morale of our troops that day. "These fellows know exactly what they are going up against." he said. "When we were back in the training camps there was a lot of horse-play and joshing, but you don't see iuy of that going on around her? today, do you? ! "These boys realize that It is up I to them to demonstrate that an American can be as good a soldier. I if not better, than either a British er or a Frenchman, and the Lord ! knows both of them are wonders. ! Every man of us has a sneakin' idea that we are smarter than a Ger man and that we re going lo put | one over on him when we get ac customed to our surroundings at J the front." j Early in the afternoon a German | balloon took a position not far be hind the German lines, and when I French airplanes went up to punc ture It a thrilling air battle en sued. The balloon came down quickly to escape being destroyed, but the machine gun potting of the oppos ing airplanes could be heard long after rapidly drifting clouds had hidden them from view. Warns Sniper. I All afternoon French trucks and wagons kept coming back from the front lines, moving French supplies and equipment, preparatory for the entrance of the Americans. At one time, an ambulance stop ped in the village and a French poilu with a freshly bandaged arm stepped out. He asked the Ameri can boys for a cigaret. and at least ten packages were shoved it h'm. He became the center of an inter ested group. "A sniper got me," he said. "He must have been hidden somewhere in No Man's Land. Look out for that fellow. He hit another of our men yesterday. Shortly after 4 o'clock, the order was given to get ready, and at 4:30 the march to the trenches began. They went in squads of eight at a time, with fifty yards separating each squad. Very little talking, no sing ing, no levity, everybody deadly se rious. The Boy Salates. I marched out with the first squad for some distance. Then I stopped and waited for the rest to pass by. The o^l sergeant passed, at the head of a squad. "So long, Lyon," he called out. "See you again some time, I hope. If T don't, just tell the folks back in Terre Haute that you saw me." A boy from Columbus, Ohio, held out a letter to me. "It's to my mother. Will you mail it for me?" j Finally, the 38-year-old lad went by ?head erect, his step firm and de termined. his eyes to the front. "Take care of yourself, boy," I flung at him. He said not a word, but his hand went to his cap and he gave me the finest military salute I'd seen in many a month. This is the way the American boys go into the trenches. ! Wm. E. Beail (BcD) Formerly with the Old Dutch Market, Is Now Operating ' The Broadway Delicatessen Stores The Only Ones of the Kind in This City. "Just a Little Difference" COOKRD AND ROAST MEATS . SALADS 4 COOKRD FISH AJfn fit AVIS (Instead of being raw, it's cooked.) Potato Salafl, 15c lb. CORK BREAD, 5c PAN?-Xa 1% Heat Flour HOMKM^DK MAYONNAISE. 13* and SOr JAR S. S. KRESGE, 5c ud 10c Store?lltk aid G Streets N. W., 823 M Street N. W, 8tfc and Eye Streets N. W. Back from Assault On Ostend?Badly Hurt But Happy * MR ? X ' ? * ' He is one of the gallant British seamen who returned to Dover after their attack 'on Ostend Har jbor, which resulted In blocking; that harbor as a base for the Hun sub marines. Though badly wounded, his face was all smiles when he .was transferred from his ship to I the shore by roVang of pulleys. Symptom of Cerebro spinal Meningitis Discussing cases of cerebro-*pi?al j fever among the British troops in France,'the Lancet says: "Only one i sign has been of real help to us in diganosis?stiffness of the ncck. In testing for this sign it has been found of little use to raise the man's head with the hand or ask him to bend hta head forward when lying on the back. A man who is feverish and feeling ill will often not make the effort- It has been found more reliable to put him on his side or to sit him up and then make him attempt to put his chin on his chest. If in this position the neek can be fully flexed without difficulty or pain we have thought we could exclude ccrebro-splnal meningitis for all practical purposes. The test is almost as quick and as easy as look ing at a tongue, and if it were made a routine practice in every case of headache of unknown origin we be lieve there would be less delay in the 1 diagnosis of man>' cases." FUG OVERSEAS THEME ON NATAL DAY OF BANNER CONTINUED FROM PAGB ONI. the order* to substitute the rule of a military despotism; as a reward for our sift of free asylum, our unity is to be destroyed by seeds of discord and disloyalty sown by German hands. "Our opportunities are to be cir cumscribed by the envious greed of those who begrudge to all others a place in the sun; while out of our very abundance Imperial Ger-' many seeks to recoup the fright ful cost of her mad adventure. "Is it for such uses as this that all these gifts have been bestowed upon us? "Are these the things our flag in future years will symbolise? "Let the answer come from the mouths of American cannon, which will rely In our behalf." "As wc Jlft the flag to our lips and hearts, let us swear it shall know no dishonor, and that while life remains In us, it shall know no defeat. May God Almighty keep us steadfast in that resolution.'' ' Mrs. Wilson accompanied the Presi dent. In the speaker's stand with Secretary Baker and Mr. Davis, were Mrs. Davis and Charles E. Stewart, who managed the Flag Day celebra tion, and Mrs. Stewart. The interde partmental chorus of several hundred voices sang "America" with the audience and the "March of the Na tions." Elk* Celebrate. Washington I^odge of the Elks last evening held the annual Flag Day exercises in the board room of the Diatrict Building. Their own room haa been commandeered by the gov ernment. Thomaa Upton Sisson, Representa tive from Mississippi and a member of the Appropriation Committee of the House, made the addreaa of the evening. Hia theme waa the necea sity of winning the war. He took the flag aa the emblem of that ne cessity. John H. Baits, Exalted Ruler, made the introduction. Singing by the sudienre waa a feature. The; tribute to the flag was read by Wm. S. Shelby. A service flag with 58 atara was raiaed. Mm. Baker Slajro. Mrs. Newton D. Baker Bang 'The Receasional of Kipling." and "The Rattle Hymn of the Republic." at the exerciaes of the Metropolitan M. E. Church at Four and a Half and C streets northweat last evening. In the audience were a hundred vet erans of the Civil Wsr. Everett Saunders. Representative from Indians, was the speaker. S. G. Mawson. Department Commsnder or the G. A. R., introduced the speak ers. Others who ssng were Miss Msr gurite Gately. Mra. Agnea Bode and ! Miss Anne* Preston. Readings were (riven by Miss Willie Neely and Miss Ada Louise Townsend. Commander Clinton J. Hlatt. of the William B. Cushlng Camp, had charge j of the corp8 of veterans who acted as ushers. The entertainment was in charge of the Woman'a Relief Corps of the Department of the Potomac, G. A. R. PostoAee Rally. The city post offlce held a little independent celebration before the De partmental gathering on the Monu ment grounds. Third Assistant Post master General Dockery addressed the clerks and employes. The city postoffloe chorus and Mrs. Archer L Haycock ssng. The audi cnce was composed Isrgely of the carriers, with their msilbags for the afternoon delivery on their shoulders. In the city schools the children lstd aside their textbooks and gathered In the auditoriums to honor the aflg. Speakers of note also addressed the different school audiences. D. C. BUILDING CLOSES EARLY. All departments in the Municipal building closed at 3:30 yesterday after noon to permit city employes to take part In the flag day exercises at the M<$iument grounds. As a general thing those connected with the mu nicipal government in any way availed themselves of this privilege. Mfiwhfr Federal Rwrrf Sy?tf. Save Now! Open a Bank Account AKE up your mind to save? ATA start now and save sytemat ically?save more as you earn more. An account with this bank will prove an incentive to save. You are assured complete service, and your money will earn interest steadily. ?Checking Accounts. ?Savings Accounts. Interest Paid on Deposits. ContinentalTrust Co. ^Nathan B. Scott, President -Fourteenth at H Street ? Saturday Night JUNE 22 THE SHOPPING pSTXb. AWT mntABLLiQJUAUTUS - CENTERS ROYAL; y A Fortaute Purchase of Wonderfully Charming Summer Dresses Ob Sale for the First Tune Today At $15.00 There are dresses a the as sortment that should sell aroud $25.00. They are developed in beautiful quality voiles, in light, summery patterns and colors, and also in plain white. Many very haadsoaie if ored aid Persian effects tad all-over Paisley desigas. One aodel in figured voile of pink aad gray has plait ing! of piak used very ef fectively. Another all-over embroidered crepe voile in flesh and blue has many unusually attractive style fea tures that you must see to appre ciate. The values are Exceptional at this price. Da not miss this opportunity to secure a pretty Summer frock at a saving. Palala Royal?Third Floor. BLUE DEVIL BLUE SILKS (Bleu Diable Bleu) The Color of the Hour This beautiful new color creation, suitable for after noon and street wear, shown in the following fabrics: Liberty Bell Satin Crepe de Chine Fleurette Twill Satin Radium Silk Shown in Silk Department ?Second Floor. Summer Jewelry ? ?UrlBdlat Kaaa, *ootolr?. Ktf. Prrafita for vfrl cradMlra will *e fooid la pltaalBg variety. Venetian Necklaces?A won derful collection of artistic and colorful necklaces at Si.iQ and $135 Pearl Necklaces ? of ?u filled beads as lustrous as real pearls' and more durable. Spe cial at St.oo. $298 and $4.98. Watch Bracelets?of bUck ribbon with gold-filled and sterling silver trimmings. 50c, 69c and $1.00. ( Pearl Earrings?plain button and drop effects; small, medium and large sizes. Pair, 59c to $1.98. Feather Fans?a new and at tractive collection, in various colors. Priced at S9c to Sio.oo. Palal* Royal Street Floor. In the Children's Shop?Today Mothers Will Find It a Pleasure to Shop Here. Our Assortments Are Complete and Moderately Priced. Extra Special Lot of Children's W\hite Dresses, $5 Pretty white dresses foe children 6 to 14 years of age. Dresses made of organdy, Swiss and batiste, in attractive models with high waist line; some with jackets and bolero, finished with fine laces and embroidery, and crushed ribbon girdles. Special at $5. a a 6 ? a B 8 R a ? a a New Lot of Voile Dresses, $2.50 aad $3.98?Dainty styles for children 6 to 14 years; in pretty stripes or rosebud patterns. Up-to-date models; some with sash or velvet girdle. Princess Slips, $1.50 aad $1.98. Shown in an endleaa variety of practical atyle*. Made of cam bric or longcloth. with lace or embroidered ruffle*; pome with Madeira embroidery and tun with ribbon. Sizes ? to 12 and 12 to 16 year*. Children's Nightgowns, $1.50. la styles like mother's. Pretty models of pink or white batiste, with dainty hand-embroidery in kindergarten and carnival ?titched: some with baby empire waist.. Sizes 6 to 14 years. Middy Skirts. $1.25. Well made of white Jean ?p poplin. In smart pleated mod^twf nome with pockets. Si~>* 6 to 12 years, at 9IJS. RjVcer (trades in sizes 13 to 16 year? at IIA and *2-V?. Palatu Royal?Third Floor. Our Semi-Annual Sale of 5,000 Pairs of Celebrated Onyx Samples of j Women's Silk and Cotton Hose\ A Twice-Yearly Event that Is an Occasioa of Great Importaace, Becaase It Brings Within the Reach of Every Woasaa Fine Quality Hosiery at 'WAY BELOW REGULAR PRICES. The goods offered are the samples produced by the manufacturer for the exclusive use of drummers, and, naturally, the utmost skill and attention is given to the making of these stockings. Twice a year we secure a liberal share of these samples at a big price concession, which permits values that are not only remarkable but very difficult to duplicate under other circumstances. It WiH Pay Yon to Boy a Whole Season's Snpply Today. Lot No. 1--' At $1.95 Pr. $2.15 aad $2.25 Valaes?Pure Thread All I Silk Pointex Hose in black, white and colors. | Also a few drop-stitch and clocked styles included I at this special price. Lot No. 2-" At $1.35 Pr. $1.50 and $1.65 Values?Pure Silk Hose with lisle garter tops, full fashioned and extra long; I elastic quality. In white, navy, gray, sky, suede, I flesh and other good colors. ! Lot No. 3? At 75c Pr. 85c and 95c Values?Full Fashioned Pure Silk Boot Hose with lisle garter tops. Choose from black, white, flesh, sky, gold, bronze and navy blue.' Lot No. 4--' ? At 59c Pr. j 75c Valne?Fiber Silk and Lisle Hose in II black, white, gray, suede, champagne, silver, a brown and bronze. Also a few novelty striped g effects in attractive patterns. g Lot No. 5? B At 35c Pr. H 50c Value?35c pair, or 3 pairs for $1.00. ? Good Quality Silk Lisle and Cotton Hose in regu- ? lar and extra sizes. In black, white, brown, gray S and champagne. S Lot No. 6? At 25c Pr. | 35c Value?A good assortment of Lisle and g Cotton Hose in seamless styles. Perfect qualities in black, white, gray, brown and balbriggan. * ralala Rar'l?Slrfrt Fl??r. , ioo NEW HATS. REPRESENTATIVE OF EVERY LAST MOMENT STYLE FOR EVERY OCCASION. | Summer Millinery of | Unusual Charm \ $5.95, $7.50, $10, $12.50 I New White, Piak and Navy Georgette Hats?aad the White I Milan Hats bow so Buck in demand. Aad Bewitching Transparent I Hats, Horsehair Hats, Beautiful Leghorn Hats, Black Liaere Hats, , Hate fbr Youth aad Matron. New Hata?to suit every taste and purse. White Tailored and Sports Hats at $1.98, $2.98, $3.98 up to $10 I I Summer Hats of White Milan, Leghorn, Panama, Pineapple | and Rough Braids; also Liscrc and Novelty Straws. In all the . wanted new shades. ,4 Gloves : ? Headquarters (or Kayser's m and other best guaranteed m double-tipped Silk Cloves for m Today's Specials SI TS W kite Nllaim Silk i.l.vrt. SIJO. Extra quality gloves with J-row embroidery back of self or I-tone atitching. Special for today at list. :-('la?P silk Clam In white, black, gray and pongee. To day at 7Sc. s-riaap silk <.l??e?, in white. I black, gray and tan. Today at _ Mllaamte Silk Ohm. with Parii* point atitchlng and em broidered back; in tan. pongee, gray, white and black: alao white chamoiaette. Today at ear. Mllaseae Silk ttorrs I-ciaapa; in white, tan. mode. p,.nge?. gray. navy, brown and black. Today at S1.3&. rata n.yal?Streq# Flaar.