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OC Im Va? By L C DR The ?trains of the Marseillaise floated into my window laat Sop day afternoon; tbe Marseillaise as rendered by the Marine Band. I am atar* vastly better, more spirited and Inspiring, than even that excellent organisation could bare made it three years aero. It started a trsin of thoughts ?bout the effects of our national and international aira Par anrely the" noble old battlesong of tbe French revolution, that the ?en of Marseillaise brought to Paria in a cris of the uprising, is now to be regarded aa an interna tional anthem. It bas to an aston ishing degree succeeded all our own national songs la the affections of the children, since it haa been so widely taught in the schools. And Beautify the Complexion !? Tea Day? Nudinola CREAM The t neqanled Heaatlfler ?I ?ed n?d y.niorari by TkoiiBaad? Guaranteed to r? nove tan. freckle?, ? I m ? e ?, liver spots, etc. Extreme cases twenty days. Rid? pores and tissues of impurities. Leave? the skin clear, soft, healthy. Two ?lies. Sold by leading toilet counters or by mail. Mlli'MI. TOILET COMPAHT, Parlo. Tenn. ?H?NGTO** UM-HUNT._ no wonderl It ia easy to sins, baa ?wing, verre, and that peculiarly fetching adaptation of music to words and sentiment that can nevar be guessed In advance by compos er?, but must ever be th* result of lucky accident touching the popular chord. One hears th* Marseillaise every where nowadays, sure proof that tho splendid old song. French In every note and movement and appeal, haa found Its way to our national haart It was not always so; and the new appeal doubtless met? ?omethlng more than the new sentiment born of the war. There never waa a time when American feeling for France might not have Justified a wld* pop ularity for the Marseillaise, but that popularity was not realised until lately. It Is Impossible to avoid the inquiry whether as a people Ameri cans are not beginning to develop a larger capacity for sympathy with the Gallic spirit We grow less like our British forbears, more under standing of the feelings that char acterise the Latin peoples. Perhaps our climate has something to do with it Who noticed that last Sun day?Bastille day?was meteorolo gically a perfect Paris summer day* It was more like Paris than It "was like Washington; almoat like Paris than Paris Itself. A French officer Insisted that that wonderful Sun day had been cent us an omen of yet closer sympathy and under ftanding betwen the two great re publics that were uniting hands I f Mountain Breezes Right at Home It means such comfort and health to the family, and also in your office. WESTINGHOUSE FANS are priced very moderately at... ;. % 10 .00 Up. Eden Washing and Wringing Machine Washes and wrings everything per fectly from a blanket to a lace hand kerchief. 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At aay rat?, It Is not difficult to believe that our part In this war Is welding us for the flrst time Into a race all our own, a race destined to ba drawn Into yet closer bond? with the peo ples who developed the first West ern civilisation on the bank? of tbe Tiber, and, two thousand years later, brought to Its finest fruition oa ths banks of ths Seine. t "The sea seems very narrow today. France la m dose a neighbor to our hearts. " Could anyone havs said it more sweetly, more ?imply, more express ively than our President did? Could that be Improved upon as an ex pression of American sentiment on Bastille Day toward our great sister republic, our earliest friend tn the court of nations, custodian of some of the finest fruits of civilisation, whose courage and fortitude todsy shins like a white flame out on a darkened world? "He Is no orator as Bryan Is," was. the way one well known statesman paraphrased it soon after Wilson* came to the White House. It ls un doubtedly true. He does not orate. He does not. so far as memory ?erves, make public speeches extempcrane oualy. He read?, quietly, ant*, abso lutely without any attempt at oratory, what he ha? previously wr.tten out with care and thought; arati without neceaaarlly belag a Wilson "fan," one la moved to explain "He sure can write." ? Washington'? first celebration of Bastille Day was not la the least spectacular. Most of our stars of the first magnitude haa gone up to New York to take part In the big celebra tion there. Practically all of the allied diplomat? were there. The French ambassador and Mme Jusser and. after holding a family recep tion for the embassy staff and to members of the French Mission, took a fast train up to the Metropolis. Lord and Lady Reading were Up there; and their rivals as "interesting new comers," Ambassador and Vis countess Isbil. ?o was the Italian Ambassador, wbo sent the Falorsl? up to Blue Ridge Summit to enliven the week end for Countess di Collere, but himself went to New Tork. So waa "Mr. E. de Cartier de Marchlenne" to quote the diplomatic list, the Belgian minister, who. it seems to me was hailed as baron when he first came over, but who seems to have dropped his title In the ye ir tbat he has been In democratic Amere*. There waa a mass meeting out on the Ellipse In the afternoon, with M de Billy, acting high commissioner la Tardleu's absence, and Senator James Hamilton Lewis exchanging bouquets of patriotism and friendship, while all the world and bis wife, standing, or seated on the grass, or in automo biles parked in a solid ring on the surrounding roadway, applauded at what seemed suitable intervals, with out in tbe least knowing what was being ?aid. They read it the next day, and were just as happy as If they had heard, for they had been there and gotten the picture?the flag? with the blue aky and the golden sun light filtering through the splendid elms?and had been able to judge Just how "pink" Senator Lewis's celebrat ed whiskers really are, and to admire the subdued elegance of his attire. One always notes what Senator Lewis ls wearing, you know. This time it was a "modishly cut"?without hav ing any very definite Idea as to masculine modes, one felt sura of that?blue serge, with a lighter blue shirt (of which one saw only the cuffs and a line that showed in the V of hla vest?waistcoat, I mean, white standing collar, and white four-in hand tie. Ths really thrilling part of the cele bration was the flags. Coming down Sixteenth street, of course the French and American flags were flaunting from windowa all the way down, but the real thrill was when one saw at the end of It those two ?Treat flags floating over the White House. One felt? with; Word?worth, "My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow In the sky." For surely there was a bow of promise, invisible, perhaps, but very real, ?tretcbed between the stare and ?tripe? and the tri-color. It was the first time?unies? the British ran their flag over the his torie mansion, when they took pos session during the war of 1812?that any other national flag than the American haa floated there, though President Wilson did at one time try the experiment of running up "the President's flag" as an Indication that the President was In residence. It seemed a good Idea, as the stars and stripes could then have floated from one of the staffs, as it should, every day In the year. But It aroused considerable criticism of "democracy aping royalty" and It was taken down, "to be mended," and never put up again. Tou know, don't you. that If Is to the British that Washington realty owe the "White" House. They ?et it on Are, as part of their general program of burning Washington, and smoked it so badly that th? light ?tone of which it was originally con structed was given a coat of white wash, by our thrifty forebear??and there are those who say that the whitewash precedent then set has been religiously followed In Washing ton ever since?and to this day it is given a fresh coat of white?paint each spring now?not whitewash. Certainly it waa the first ttme that the President has ever ordered the flag of any other nation flown from every public building in the country, and from every ship ot the navy at home and abroad?"in recognition of the valor, courage and heroism with which the people of France have for nearly four years defended the liber ties of the world." And while the sentiment la fine?some ot the flags, alas! were "pretty punk," as* my ?mall son put it. The Department of Justice, for In stance, had a poor little faded cotton tri-color, floating from a third story window?and its mate, a poor little faded Stars and Stripes floating from the ataff on the root It was probably doing the beet it could. But It re minded me of my horror during one of the big parades a few years ago? It seems to me It was the great ??preparedneaa" parade In the summer of 191??when as I looked with swell ing heart on the splendid flags billow ing out from the State, War and Navy Build?g, and the Mills Build ing near by?wblch haa for years housed the War Department's over flow?a man from the State Depart ment asid casually, "We won't get any more like that; when those are (one." And to my surprised, "Why not?" responded, "Can't get 'em?at least not till the end of the war," And It developed that all our big, fine official flags?th? ones that floated over the big government buildings. and the big government ship??were "made In Germany." The gentleman explained quit? calmly that we couldn't dye them ao well here, and at first It waa the custom to ?end over the bunting aad have It dyed there and make up the flags here. Then It really *?em*d ?lmpler to ha vt t _*_* MISS KATHERYN HITCHCOCK, daughter of Mrs. John N. Speel. whose engagement to Lieut. John Blair Shumaker, of the 310th Field Artillery, now in France, was recently announced. made* up over there, ?o for a good many year? that had been done. "Wouldn't that Jar you ? It did me. And I ?uprose the man knew what he waa talking about. He certainly ahould have. And the sort of flags we have been having for the laat few yeara?horrid cotton flag? whoso colora were not right In the flrst place ?a queer cardinal instead of clear vermilllon. and an ugly purplish blue ?and which faded and ran on ex posure to aun and rain, would cer tainly make It appear ao. Along the same Une ?ras the comment of a na val officer's wife: "Have you no ticed the boys' coats?those of the present and recent Annapolis boys how faded they are ia almost no time, while those of the men "who gradu uated a few years ago are as clear a color today as when they first put them on." Of course we are go ing to achieve fast dyes, but some of the present results are painful All the diplomats who went up to New Tork for that celebration of fhe "Quatone Juillet" came back to Waahington early in the week. There was an important and imposing Red Cross mission from Japan due here on Tuesday and all sorts of enter taining centering around It. which they all had to be m on. Of course the Japanese Ambassador had to be here to play host, - even though the mission was technically the guests of the American Red Cross?and he did it assiduously. He called on them at their hotel?the "Washington?im mediately after their arrival, and had them to dinner "en famille"?the embassy staff, that is?that night He gave them a big dinner, followed by a bigger reception, the next night. And he attended all the parties that other people gave for them?which means all they could possibly crowd Into their stay here. The mission, which left here Fri day evening for New Tork. is head ed by Prince Tokugawa, of ancient Shogun lineage, and is composed, besides the prince, of four distin guished Japanese surgeons and fonr Japanese laymen. And they did?well, all the usual stunts while they were here. They were received in the Red Cross canteen at the station, by members of the local Red Cross chapter. Including Miss Margaret Wilson; and they were dHven to their hotel by the motor corps of the aforesaid local chapter in charge of Mrs. Borden Harriman. Thfere they were received by Henry P. Davison, executive head of the Red Cross, who is officially their host In America; and Prince Toku gawa was called upon in due form by the Japanese ambassador. Their first dinner at the embassy that night was as informal* aa an embassy dinner conducted by the most punctilious of nations could be. Only the commission and mem bers of the embassy staff were pres ent. But the next night they had a "big blowout." with all sorts of distinguished guests to dine with them, and later in the evening a hlg "state" reception, with all the trimmings. And the Japanese cer tainly do know how to pile them on effectively. They had spent the day at Camp Meade, under the chaperonage of Mr. Davison. and with a diatlngulsh ed official party which he had ar ranged for them. It was not until Thursday, after having been enter tained at luncheon at the Metro politan Club, by the Foreign and Insular Division of the American Red Cross, that they got around to paying their respects to the State Department, where they were re ceived by Frank Lyon Polk, coun selor of the department, and in the absence of Secretary Lansing, act ing Secretary of State. And It waa not until Friday. Just before their departure that an appointment could be made for them to be re ceived by the President, so con stantly was their time filled. Thursday, in addition to the lunch eon at the Metropolitan and the oall at the State eDpartment, they were taken down to Mount Vernon on the Mayflower, and placed the customary wreath on Washington's tomb, and that evening were honor guests of Mr. Davison at the New Willard at a dinner and reception at which they met most of the leading lights of the American Red Cross, and a scattering of general officialdom. Friday they did a little sight seeing, were enter tamed at luncheon by Henry White, former Ambassador to France, and leading luminary of the Red Cross, at 2:30 were received by the President, and at 4 took their train for New Tork, probably glad of a few hours on the train when they couldn't do any thing very strenuous, as there la ev ery indication that their New Tork visit will be a repetition of their TODAY'S AID TO BEAUTY. Hair Is by far the most conspic uous thing about us and Is prob ably the most easily damaged by bad or careless treatment. If we are very careful In hair washing, we will have virtually no hair troubles. An especially fine sham poo for this weather, one that brings out all the natural beauty of the hair; that dissolves and en tirely removes all dandruff, exceas oil and dirt; can totally be used at trifling expense by simply dissolv ing a teaspoonful of Canthrox (which you can get at any drug gist's) in a cup of hot water. Thi* makes a full cop of shampoo liquid?enough so it is easy to apply it to all the hair Instead of Just the top of the head. Thia chemically dissolves all Impurities and creates a soothing, cooling lather. Rinsing; leaves the scalp spoUessly clean, aoft and pliant, while the hair takes on the glossy richness of natural color, also a flufflness which makes it aeem much heavier than it is. After Canthrox shampoo, arranging the hair la a pleasure.?Adv. 13\)t Washington 3\oof (Bar?eit 3tow Open 9 to 12 "p. 5a. ^omission b-f (Ticket Ont? three and a half daya at tha National Capital. They are very distinguished gentlemen, and their parties were un doubtedly very nica parties but In these daya of feminism, stag parties? and they were practically all of that persuasion?are aa anachronism; and society refuses to excite itself about that sort I believe when they went to Camp Mead? Mrs. Wodrow Wilson waa of the party--the occasion being tba opening of a new sanitarium for the men?a sort of home for conval escents giran tha camp by Henry Whit?. Thay ara now slated to ?pend the week-end at th? Davison country place, Peacock Point L I., and were, during their New Tork visit to have. gone out to Oyster Bay, though It sunne probable that their visit to CoL Roosevelt at Oyster Bay may ba omitted In view of the family be reavement there; though it la thought now Quentin Roosevelt may be a Oerman prisoner?Isn't that aa bad aa death? Perhaps It la too much to sail the death of one young man. In these days when young men are dying by hundreds and thousands, a national bereavement, but certainly Washing ton f el het news of Lient Quentin ? loas keenly. It had watched him grow up, a fine high spirited young ster?Just tha sort every man would Ilka for a son, and every woman would wish her boy to be. Ha had coma to the White House scarcely more than a baby, and left it a lively school boy?and there was more than a passing pang for a brave young Ufa gloriously ended. There was the per sonal pang that brought a lump to many a throat and a dlm-Ms? to many an eye, when the news came, the new? we all hop? now isn't true Tbe newcomers to Washington have had a taste of muggy Washington summer weather. But It doesn't seem to be speeding the summer exodus to any marked extent People are go ing?and going. And sometime? tt seems that tor one that goes tbere are two or three to come. It might have been expected that Congress having achieved a "near vacation, would mean a thlnntn* out of the aurplus population. But it has had little effect For oa? thin?; a vacation In three-day "takes.?" with the necessity for enough of the statesmen being on hand every third day to act leaat "go through the motions," has not seemed to good many, worth going home for.' Those who live at any considersble distance, unless their finances are In a Tory bad way, are not at La?es aad Geaticmen't PANAMAS Cieaaed, Ble?cbed ?nd Blocked by Experta. Vienna Hat Factory 435 11- St N. W. (Opam.lt.? Hanrlaatea Hoirli tempting It at all. Asd to few doe? it ?eem worth while to uproot their household?, eapeclelly when noae dare-let go of a lea?., knowing that they might not be able to achieve another. It la fortunate that Champ ?ark's fence? are. how Is they aay In our justly celebrated "rural dla trlcta?"boras high, hog tight, aad bull strane." For under the House rules which do not permit a Speak er to absent himself for more that. a day of the House'? session, he could not pot-lbly get "but to his Missouri boms to look after the?, during a three-day rece??. Fortunately there le no such ral? in th? Senate, and the Vice Presi dent and Mrs. Marshall can finish out their vacation at Petosksy. Mich., with untroubled minds, and most of the Senator? who are can didates to succeed themselvee can go home and completely rebullo their fences If neeaaaary. Many of them are going to' find suffrage and the Susan ?. Anthony amend ment projected very much Into the foreground?especially those who have been opposed to It. The auf fragi?t? are out In force In the States where there are Senatorial campaigns on?notably in Tennes see where they have hopes or mak ing Senator Shields see a great light, and South Carolina, where they are gunning, not quite se> hopelessly for Senator Benet aa they would have for Senator Tin man. It is pretty Lucy Branham. of Baltimore who was in Tennessee trying o tlead Senator Shield? along th? streicht aad aarrow. Georgia for a while, ab? .barri??' np here ??mairi to a? her bin??? who wss at Camp Mead?, but arriv?e too late; be bad departed a day at two before. There waa ? lot ef that at Camp Meade Carts? the depar ture of the Seventy-ninth dtTlatoa. 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