BAKER SHOWS 1
Gives Several Hundred Offi
cers Message of Su
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
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
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
"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."
When pay day comes, is
it a spending day or a sav
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
Sayings ? Commercial
Stk uJ C Stmts N. W.
3% on jifiip Account!
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.
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.
Women's Army Auxiliary
Attacked in England
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
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.
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
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.
"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
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
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,
"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
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
! "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
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.
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
"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
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
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
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
Hurt But Happy
? 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
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."
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
"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
"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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Open a Bank Account
AKE up your mind to save?
ATA start now and save sytemat
ically?save more as you earn
An account with this bank will
prove an incentive to save. You
are assured complete service, and
your money will earn interest
Interest Paid on Deposits.
^Nathan B. Scott, President
-Fourteenth at H Street
y A Fortaute Purchase of
Ob Sale for the First Tune Today
There are dresses a the as
sortment that should sell aroud
They are developed in
beautiful quality voiles, in
light, summery patterns and
colors, and also in plain
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
Another all-over embroidered
crepe voile in flesh and blue has
many unusually attractive style fea
tures that you must see to appre
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.
(Bleu Diable Bleu)
The Color of
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
Shown in Silk Department
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
White Tailored and Sports Hats
at $1.98, $2.98, $3.98 up to $10
I Summer Hats of White Milan, Leghorn, Panama, Pineapple
| and Rough Braids; also Liscrc and Novelty Straws. In all the
. wanted new shades. ,4
Headquarters (or Kayser's m
and other best guaranteed m
double-tipped Silk Cloves for m
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&.
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