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n Vas j_By ????? .How a little mystery does stlmu late the Imagination! When on Wednesday night It wai whispered that the President ani Mrs. Wilson had unexpectedly "goix North"??Il ?>f a sudden and Just lik? that, all sort? of mad conjecturei aa to where they had gone, and whai for. were in order. I heard it withl? half an hour of their leaving th? White House, at Just about the tiros that their train was starting?an?! I was puzzle?!. ? It wave all so unusual. The Presi ojajnt's comings ?nd goings are usu ?ny proclaimed from the housetops Ope know? weeks beforehand tha h? intensi? to so. where he is goini ?nd why. and how Ion?; he will stay f*? when at 8 o'clock one of th? White House entourage had laugh Inelv ?aid. 'All'? ?luiet ????? th? Potomac tonichf-me?ning tha there w? nothing doing at the Kx ecutive Mansion?things were very ?lull: and then an hour later th. ?et ?f-WNGTON ?Urn?n ?. ?? ?.. I same man told me that th? President and Mrs. Wilson had. left Washing ton?itone Nortlv-of course I was one lance Interrogation point. And th? only answer was "search me!" The Information wa? apparently of ficial, bul that waa all there was to it. . Half a doxen others who had heard It were equally puzzled. They were full of surmise and conjecture. One really intelligent man clung to the belief that it was the flrst lap of Journey overseas. There had been any number of rumor?, most of them originating on the other side, that the President was going to France. The fact that he could not leave the country during hia term of ottica was met with the reminder that Taft hail icone to Panama during hi? term of offlce. But in that Taft theoretically did not leave the coun try, a? he went down on an American warship?technically American terrl >E*W VOI!? WAvi-i-faTo** Farrieri and Ladies' Smart Wear. G at Twelfth St. OUR FOURTH ANNUAL AUGUSTFURSALE ??? cost of skins and labor is * advancing daily, which will mean a big increase in prices soon ?you had better take advantage of our August Fur Sale, because we won't be able to keep prices down much longer. You Can Save Row freni 25 to 33 1-3% on Regular Season's Prices Authentic 1918-19 Paris and American Styles in Furs. FEW EXTRA SPECIALS: Genuine Wolf Scarfs, in aupe, poiret and black. Ani mal effect, with large tail. Regular season price. ? QC $50. August Sale price ??? Genuine Northwestern Mink Coat. Short belted models with full flare. $95.00 sea son price. Au gust Sale price, $67 50 Genuine Wolf Sets, in taupe, poiret and black. Fine, long, silky fur. Beautifully lined and finished. $125.00 sea son price. August Sale price per set.. $85 Compare and You'll Bay at Bertram- Cofcn't. A Deposit Will Reserve Your Selection. Monday Clean-up Sale of Women's Summer Apparel. $L45 $2.25 $3.50 $3.00 Values. Wash Skirts. Clearance. $500 Values. Wash Skirts. Clearance.:. $6.50 Values. Wash Skirts. Clearance. $?2.50 and $25.00 in Baronet, Serge and Wash Satins. a?"|0 CA Clearance. uylaaaOV $25.00 and $29.50 Wash Suits. Clearance. $15.00 to $19.50 Wash Dresses. Clearance. $25.00 to $35.00 Summer Dresjes, Silk. Clearance. $975 $5.75 $15.00 tory?and landed in the Canal Zone also American territory. My suggestion was "protrkbly gone up to Gloucester, to ?ee CoL House. House hasn't been in Washington for a couple of month?, and President Wilson doesn't often get ?long with out him for long. But there seemed no particular rea son why there should be any mystery about such a trip. And besides the natural way to make It would have been by the "Federal Express "?which everyone headed for New England takei-and that had left Union Station long before the President left the White House. Various other guesses war? thrashed out. Then I ran into a newspaper man and asked him what he knew about It. It developed that the corre spondents and the pre?? associations had been told all about the Presi dent's contemplated trip early in the day?and asked to suppress it?not to mention It until he had reached hi? destination. Of course there wa? not a line about it in any paper in the country. The be?t way on earth to suppress any bit of Information ~ I? to tell those who?? busines? it is to spread new?, "In confidence." The President waa actually off on his first vacation this summer?only for a few days, but actually th? first j time he had allowed himself to get [ so far from the Capital in fully a ? twelvemonth?not ?Ine? he made the aame trip last summer on the May ! flower, and for a day or two the little I vessel was "lost" up on the New Eng i land coast- Of course the President I Is not taking the Mayflower outside , the capea now. As for the rumors that he is so i ing to France?they bob up every few days. But they must originate from some one who does not know that one of the few things that the j President may not do is to leave ! his country during his presidency. [ It would take special legislation to I make that possible?and it is more than doubtful whether Congress would grant permission even if the President ssked it. There really doesn't seem anything to be gained by his going at all commensurate with the risk, not merely to the man. but to the country should It lose Its head at so crltcal a period. The immunity with which our big men have come and gone is an en during marvel. W-ishingt'-n b??l reached the stage where it look? I Reliable Method of Hair Care Hair is by far the most conspicu ous thing about us and is probably the most easily damaged by bad or careless treatment. If we are very careful In hair washing, we will have virtually no hair troubles. 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Phone Franklin ?7:11. MISS VIRGINIA CANNON LE SEURE, granddaughter of former Speaker Joseph G. Cannon. Her engagement has just been an nounced. win? whfn It is announced that nome important executive is about to ko over and Is ready to bet dol lars to doughnuts?and Und no tak er?? that he is already well on his way. Usually within twenty-four hours of the newspapers beine al lowed to print that So-and-So was going has rom? ths? announcement that So-and-So haa landed on tl. Other aide. People are coming and going at such a rate that it is almost impos sible to keep up with them. Take the cabinet set, for instance. With the return of the Lansings last Sun day?and of course the John W. Da vises who were with them (the Sec retary of State and his wife an the Solicitor General and his wife are all .?orts of chums, and are fre quently found hunting in couples) ? several of the lesser lights of the department seem to have been re leased. Mr. Frank I,yon Polk, the coun selor of the department, and, in his cliief's absence, acting secretary, immediately hied himself northward to Join Mrs. Polk at Bar Haibor whither she had preceded him by several days. The first assistant secretary, Mr. William Phillips, ac companied Mrs. Phillipe, who had been down here with him for a few days, back to Highover. their sum mer home at North Beverly. He .?pent the week-end with her and the children, returning to Washington on Tuesday, to share the burden and Meat of the day?and certainly it has been "some'* heat of late?with his chief, the ?Breckenridge Longs being also away on their vacation. One wonders what Second Assist ant Alvey Adee is doin.tr these days, by way of vacation. Mr, Adce is likely to he Second Assistant Secre tary of State for the term of his natural life. He was appointed third Mikes tke Complexion Beantifnl S OFT AND VELVETY. Moneo badt t? not entirely pleated Nadine 1$pure and h?rmtest. Adheres until worked off. 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At Druggists and Good Barber Shops erj A?HINGTON OC USA* assistant In Mt, and a few years later moved up to second assistant. Before that he had been in the dip lomatic? service?a legation attache at Madrid, aa I remember It?and since, though administrations, and parties, have come and gone, there has been no talk of displacing Mr. McAdoo. He knows so much better than anyone else c?iuld how to run his o?vn Job, that it would be a ca lamity to the department to lose him. For years his idea of a vacation was a biiycle trip thronen s?-me by way of Europe, lie succumbed early to the bicycle craze?and never re covered. lUit for the last fo-ir year? bicycling in Europe has not oeen In the nature of a gentle Indoor sport Things were too likely to happen that would be disturbing to an elderly pentleman's nerves. And ? haven't heard what substitute Mr. Ade? has found since his established rou tine became impracticable. I In the McAdoo family, while Mr. ! McAdoo has returm-d ar.d buckled down to work In his own well.buckled fashion. Mrs. McAdoo has net yet j been teen in Washington. ? She is 1 staving at White Sulphur Spring?, I with little Miss Stan, and Mr. Mc ] Adoo ia going down for the week ? end?. I Mme. de Molircnschildt (Nona Mc Adoo) and her young husband? who for a while occupied the McAdoo town house, have lately been making a seriek of visits. They were up at Narragan?ett Pier with Capt. and Mrs. Isaac Emerson, and Mrs. Emer son's daughter, Mrs. Francis Huger McAdoo; but now they are down on Long Island. It is understood that they will not be in Washington next winter, but are to establish themselves In New York. Presumably M. de Mohrenschildt. who was a secretary of the Russian Embassy under the old regime, and "stuck" during the early days of the revolution, has des paired of the Russian mess getting straightened out, and decided to form other connections. Which, of course, with Secretary McAdoo for a fatlier I in-law, he could very readily do. Mrs. Baker seems to be about the imsicst of the Cabinet women Just now. She and the children ha?'e iictn In town practically all summer. She always manages to look as cool as ' the proverbial cucumber, and to any complaint of the blindine heat she has answered that her family was managing to keep fairly comfortable, i-'he Is identified with all and sundry of the war reliefs, which take up a pood deal of her daytime, and more ? venings than not she is singing for the soldiers at one or another of the ni'arby camps or cantonments. This last week she has only "given two performances;" but during the two weeks before- that she sang for thirteen consecutive nights?during that period of extreme heat which ushered In August?winding up with appearing Thursday night as "star" at a big open-air "sing" at Camp Humphrey?, where her audience?and frequently her chorus?was 1?.0OO men grouped on the hillside; Friday nicrht at the Bliss Electrical School. at Takoma Park, where a lot of sol dier boys are getting special elec trical training before going overseas: and Saturday at the opening of a big T. M. C. A. "Eagle Hut," right on Pennsylvania avenue in the heart of Washington. And Just about that time most of U3 were seeking a roof garden, or the viclhlty of an electrical fan and something cold and wet. In fact, as someone said, the weather Just about then was calculated to make roof gardening much more pop ular than war gardening. Many of Mrs. Baker's singing en- ! ga?rements have been for out-of-door "alngs," nnd In the camp?, like that one ?t Humphrey, very effective and | inspiring?but aa Mrs. Baker mildly puts it, "on? can't aing pianissimo. In out-of-door work." On many of these occasions she haa been assisted by two of her brothers?the elder. Capt. Rudolph Leopold, wlio has been In the service ?nd stationed here In Washington for sometime: the other. ! her youngest brother, Ralph Leopold. who ha? been ?pending the summer j with her, and who Just recently en listed and left Washington last Tues day. About the same time Secretary ? Baker's private secretary. Ralph 1 Hayes, also en*t?icd, and Mrs. Baker ? didn't really know whether she was ? sorriest for herself, losing her brother. ! or for her husband losing his secre- ] tary thu?. Commenting on Mr. Baker"? loss, sha said, "Why when , Mr. Baker told me. I really felt as if he were losing hi? right hand. I can't help feeling that it I? -? weute? I'-?or econorry?for a man ?thj Is ro very useful, ?o invaluable, to leave ? his post simply to take a place that any one else could fill aa well. Mr. I Baker has? felt that he could depend entirely on Mr. Hayes?he was so en tlrely reliable, and had auph wonder- , full?- good Judgment ?nd discretion. I i-Jj&t kgoa Jjjyr. bo's ?sifti *?, ?tat ?Ion? without htm.?' ?h? admit (?d however, that there ???men to b? ? ?plrltual necessity tor ? young man of spirit, to cet into thl? -met war ?rame in hie physical person, ?van though he might really be servine the cana? vary much better at a desk than he po??lb!y could la tin fleld. As for her brother, ha haa ?-on? up to Fort Jar. on Governor? Island, N. T., to the bisad ?chool which Dun ! rosch la conducting there. "You , know he doesn't know anything el?? t but music." waa hla si?t?r'? comment And I remembered her telline ma during the winter that thia brother ' had been In Germany ?tudylng when ' the war broke ?at, and he had been ? obliged to come home. He had ?tayed j for awhile with them In Cleveland. i and then ?rone down ? Texas to take I chare;? of a conservatory down there. He baa played occasionally with the Philadelphia Orchestra on ?pecial oc ; castori?. I remember he wa? here ?luring that estreme weather laat ] winter when the orchestra wa? j snowed up ?somewhere In Michigan about the time It waa due to play here. And Mr. Leopold, who had com? all tha way from Tezaa to prao ' tice with It here for an appearanoe ' with It in Philadelphia was waiting ' around to *ee whether It would get ? here at all. | All tha family seem to he musical, ? They come from Pottstown. Pa., i where I bel lev? at one time Mra Ba ker, aa Misa Elisabeth Leopold, taught ? music. And. by the way. Secretary j and Mrs. Baker are week-ending at Pottstown right now. They were to hare left yesterday morning by mo tor, and expected to be back this evening;. A long trip for a very short ?tay, but the only time that Mr. Ba ker could afford to take from hla desk. The Burleaons are occupying Mt. Victory, the beautiful country place of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Craln. of Bal timore, which ia on the Potomac near Morgantown. and I? ?aid to be one of the lovelle?t placea on the river At leait, Mrs. Burleson Is occupying it, and busying herself with some of the writing which usually occupi?? her ?ummers and haa been rather neglected this season In favor of va rious war activities. Mr. Burleson goes down when he ?san take time, and the girla, both of whom are naval yeowomen. occasionally get there for a week-end. Mrs. Redfleld haa joined her daugh ter, Mrs. Charlee Drury. at W-satneld. N. J., for three weeks, after which ?he will go with Secretary Redfleld to Ladie? aad Gentlemen'? PANAMAS Cleaned, Bleached and Blocked by Expert*. Vienna Hat Factory 435 11th St N. W. Hippo.II. llsrrlB??.? Hotel) ja ??sting of th? Araerican-<"*nadian ! Fisbertas conf?rent-*, on Lak? Cham Mr?. Daniela, who has bam in town pretty much an ?umroer, has been spending th? past week with Mr? Q?org? Dewey ?t Atlantic City, at the St. Ciurla??. Mr? Daniel ?nd Mr?. Dewey an naturally th? patron aainu of th? navy, and of ?1! tb? na vi! relief?. Th? Inevitable associa tion haa been the foundation of a very platuant Intimacy between tbem. It haa brought them both bit? clone asavoclation with Mrs. E. T. Btote? of Phil???1pM?, wto i? als?? at Atlantic City tust ?taw, ?Ine? per hap? >erais?? h*r yoan.*?t m, "Je mle" Ci-t>nwssU. la an ?astgn. afe? haa rather ?p?ci?ll?d on na?ral ro.tete. Pernaps that isn't quit? fair, tor Mr* Btotcsbury ha? giva* frMly to any relief that ???? tad to btw. Just re cently ?h? has furnished fund? for ? ?wlmmtng pool for th? men at Casan Dig, at Wrightawn. N. J.. I believe by way of tb? Knight? of Columbia? organisation there. ?Ithough Mrs. ???an-SD ok rasi m*m tw\mi???<w%'iirow%%?m?m<imiBB.^^ ; ITS COMFORT YOU WANT I When It's Sweltering Hot A Westingbouse FAN Furnishes Cool, Invigorating Breezes? You Turn the Breeze On. It's Important for Yon to Know That By Actual Testi WESTINGHOUSE FANS Save on Electric Bills You Can Purchase a Westing house Fan at $10 Up. Labor-Saving Electric Appliances Royal Electric Cleaners. Simplex Ironing Machin??. Eden Washing Machines. Electric Range?. Electric Sewing Machine*. Ask for Demonstration in Your Home. Easy Terms. Carroll Electric Co. s ? 714 12th St N. W. Main 7320. Electrical, Mechaaical, Automobile Supplies. Domestic Appliances. ? ?Bb?lipsborn ???? OUTER*GARMENT SHOP ????.?? 614 ELEVENTH STREET. A Complete Display of FaM Garments Is Now Ready The advantages of buying early this season are numerous. The styles are along simple, tailored lines, and there will be no change later in the season. Materials and labor are constantly advancing, which means higher prices later?and the most favored fabrics are so scarce that they will soon bo out of the market entirely. And we can give you excellent attention now in our fitting department??much better than will be possible when the fall rush begins. Help your government-*?help yourself and help us by doing that fall shopping now. New tricolette, jersey, satin, serge and silk dresses from $25.00 upward. New tailored suits of serge, twill, Jersey, trico tin, gabardine, oxford and silvertone from $29.50 upward. New separate coats of serge, velour, silvertone, crystal cloth and duvet-delaine from $35.00 up ward. The August Fur Sale Buy now and save about one-fourth. Sets, neckpieces, capes, coats, coatees and muffs of all fashionable pelts are shown in a great variety of popular styles at special summer prices. Dependable "Philipsborn" qualities?sold with our usual satisfaction assuring guarantee. A reasonable deposit is all that Is required? we'll hold your selection in cold storage until wanted.