~3 n tfye Social X#orl6
\ ' %
By MAUD McDOUGALL.
The Preaident and Mr. Wltooo-t
tended services at Central niw
terian Church yeaterday
In the afternoon went for t>W ?
Sunday drive. resurrecting for tne
pHIWe on. of the White Hot*..car
nages which have not often wen th,
light of late. President RoM*v?''
preferred them to motors, ?h?n he
was not on horseback or ^ '
the Tafta inatalled motora. and Preal |
lent Wilaon baa heretofore ueed n?th
<n. The open victoria ana me
M*r of bMnd*>rn? bay. which com
pliance with Dr. Garfleld's fuel order
lecesaitated waa received with a
round of applauae by the little *r?up
near the White Houae gatss when It
came through, and the Preaident
bowed, right and left, smiling in con
scious rectitude the while.
Mrs. Lansing occupied a bo* along i
with the French AmbaaMdor and i
Mme. Juaaerand at Floyd Gibbon s
lecture at the National laat night.
Mr William Qlbba McAdoo. the Sec
retary of the Treaaury. who la at
White Sulphur Springs with Mrs. Mc
Adoo will stay over Labor Day; but
la expected back in Washington, to
The Secretary of the Navy. Mr. Jo
seph us Daniels has gone to Indian
apolia where he will make a Labor
The American Minister to Sweden,
and Mrs. Ira Nelson Morris who have
just come to Washington, were in the
audience that listened to. Floyd Gib
bons at the National last night as he
delivered his "meaeage from the
American army to the American
people." Mr. and Mrs. Morris, who
will be here for a abort time, have
taken the residence of Dr. and Mrs.
Richardson In Grant road for their
The Secretary of Labor and hia
daughter. Miss Agnes Wilson, who
have been visiting the Secretary s
mother. Mrs. Adam Wilson, at Allport,
Pa. returned to Washington Saturday
afternoon. The Secretary has gone
to New York for the big Labor Day
celebration to be held there today.
Mrs. Albert Sidney Burleson, wife
of the Postmaster General, who has
been spending the month at the home
of CoL and Mrs. Robert Cratn at
Morgantown. on the Potomac, is back
Mrs. Benedict Crowell. wife of the
Assistant Secretary of War. will re
turn to Washington Tuesday after a
stay of several weeks at Atlantic
Quite the most surprising wedding
announcement that has
Washington in some time Is ihat of
the marriage of Miss Margaret Van
N Denys. voungest daughter of tne
Rev* and Mrs. F Ward Denys. and
Lieut. Stanley H. Wolcott. The cere
mony was performed on June 7. Mrs.
Wolcott who has been spending a
month with her parents at Bar
Harbor. Me . will Join Lieut. Wolcott
in Washington today.
The Assistant Secretary of the Teras
ury. Mr. Russell C. Letting well, left
vesterday to join Mrs. Leffinswell
In New Tork. and they will spend
some time In the North before re
turning to Washington.
? Mrs. Thomas I. Magill, of Chat
tanooga. is spending a few days in
Washington as the guest of Dr and
Vtrs. Everett M. Ellison. 17? M street
She will shortly Join her husband In
Capain and MrT~A. W. Church, of
Washington and Port Chester. N. V,
sre registered at the Hotel Chatham,
' New Tork.
Col. and Mrs Jamee Wardsworth
Kurlow will entertain at dinner to
morrow evening on the roof of the
Army and Navy Club, in honor of
Representative and Mrs. Charles
Crisp, of Georgia, and Miss Yona Bu
chanan. sister of Mrs. Furlow.
Miss Poore and Miss Clara Poore. I
of Grant road, and Mrs. Berglon and ,
Miss Ruth Berglon. of American Unl
k verslty Park, have gone to New York I
for a week.
The wedding of Miss Elsie Hortense
Broward, daughter of the late Sen
ator Broward, from Florida, and As
I sistant Paymaster Allan Mason Du
mas. U. S. N. R F. took place Sat
urday afternoon. The ceremony was
performed In the Church of the Cov
enant by the pastor, the Rev. Charles
Wood, in the presence of the bride's
mother and the parents of the bride
groom. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dumas,
of Lowell. Mass. The bride wore n
traveling suit of blue broadcloth
trimmed with fur, and a black velvet
hat. Paymaster and Mrs. Dumas
left Immediately after the ceremony
for a short wedding trip to the White
Mountains, and on their return will
be at horn* at 1SU Rhode Island
The wedding of Miss Mary Louise
Putts. daughter of Albert C Putt*
and granddaughter of J. C. Putts,
(uvnder o. ;he Putts building of lial
tlmore. and Capt George L. Kraft,
U. S. A., aon of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
H. Kraft, took place last Th i.-wlay in
Baltimore. Md. Capt. and His. Kraft
left Immediately after the ccremony
for Fort 8am Houston, Texas, where
he Is now stationed with the Nine
Portia v0?lT?V , * Ur Clarence
M?, ri.?"?'nty-lr7 ?on of Mr. and
V-1 being adjusted cluateri",?
Sn" carr,ed orchids and llllea
of the valley. There were no attend!
J"1'* anf no wading breakfast fol
lowed the ceremony. The vaun?
couple wl" make their home in w.<h!
Surgeon Gen. Rupert Blue and Vr
Robert 3. Hum, arrived .t ^tt.
Sulphur Springs, Saturday
Washington, to pass the w*?k In*
L.#t0?KT! at Colo?n*4* Cottage
??*?rzrz ,iicAao? k"<?
reatJon trips! " ^ 0n ah?"
EIh' 1,?announced of Ml,,
day. August 31 Tha ?JTi *
? lulet one, and ?ok pU^"?,, 7h"
Sn? ?nd#nM thr 'amt
Z cZr-ZJ? Campbe" ??' ?ve
fcZn'X" Th?n,,on' with her lit
Zu ? Tlalt Mr Thomson's par
Church. Annapolis. Md.
stay In Baltimore, the gu'.t of re?.^
War Industries Board
I Urges All Americans
To Save Shells of Nuts
lll(V*l.e l "V "h"' ?nd he,p ?o save a
make "PP* to
nZzzrioftm h":jurn"hed ,h*
Mme. Costanza to Sing
For Uutedjcrvjce Club
Sv. .DriS" *?*
EnTVe?sg "h""*1? c?p"
admired singer" " a rrpatI>'
araST * con"rt '"our"through
REV. J. R. EDWARDS
Rev. John R. Edwards conducted
the vesper s.rvice for a (roup of
young women war worker* and sol
dieri from Camp Leach yesterday
evening at the Y. W. C. A. Country
Club on Wisconsin avenue.
Dr. Edwards stressed the greater
blessing which he felt came with
doing the little things, the things
which nobody else wanted to do.
WOMEN TO HELP
All women are called upon to aid
in the registering of men In the
new draft limits by Dr. Anna How
ard Shaw of the Woman's Commit
tee of the National Council of De-1
"Tou have tirelessly sold liberty
bonds, thrift and war savings
! stamps; you have eagerly and with
i infinite patience produced and con
j served food; you have been un
! wearying in the service of the Red
Cross and relief societies; you have
! recruited young women by the
I thousands for our civilian and army
nurses' training schools; and In
numberless wsys you have rendered
voluntary service fqr the material
support of the war.
"But of what avail Is It that we
have money, food, ships, munitions
and hospital supplies If we fail to
mobilise a sufficiently large army
to win the war?"
OF W. S. S. PLEDGES
With the vacation season practically
over, the District War Savings Com
I mittee is formulating new plana to
| bring about the prompt redemption of
pledges made in the June drive.
Through Individual notices. If ;ieces
I sary. the committee expects the ar
J rearages to be made up during the
I month, which, accomplished, will in
I all probability bring the District of
Columbia back into second place in
Effort will also be made during the
month to recruit the "H.000 club" to
its allotted strength of one thousand
members, each owning stamps to the
maximum value allowed by law.
Monday, September 2, 1918.
Astrologers read this as an unfor
tunate day. While Venus rules strong
ly for good. Mars and Saturn are
It is a sway under which there may
be an Inclination to be despondent
concerning war conditions. Apparent
reverses or difficulties may be record
ed, but they are merely appro&chlng
There is again a sign believed to be
a warning that treachery may be
discovered close to high ofllclals, who
should safeguard themselves.
During this conflgu-atio*i m*n ana
women may be hiKh-*trung, nervous
and irritable. Quarrels should be
avoided, for the sway is said to p:o
Women have the best possible di
rection in love affairs that do not
concern soldiers during this config
The seers prognosticate extiaoidi
nary good fortune for the negroes,
who will gain Mgh place In many
lines of activity. Fame for colored
soldiers is foreshaJowed an 1 tnere
will be one of them electcd to an of
fice not hitherto held by any of the
The King of Spain continues und??r
a sinister sway of the planets. Sud
den events in his kingdom us well as
elsewhere will add new page-* to His
Labor continues unier a govern
ment of the stars making for great
progress, many lasting reforms and
an improved status. Ti?re is like'y,
however, to be more or less troilb'e
I owing to the ambition of leaders who
may play at cross purposes.
A famous soothsayer declares that
President Wilson comes under a u?
rection of the planets that safe
guards him from evils 'hat threaten.
This guidance of the stars is believed
to bring him inspiration in writing
and diplomatic action.
Religious issues may bo discussed
as the autumn advances and some oi
these may cause embarrassing na
tional problems. It is prognosticated.
Persons whose birthdate it is should
have a fairly successful yea? in busi
ness. They should be on the alen
lest they sufTer from deception. The
young will court and marry.
Children born on this day are likely
to be rash and impetuous. These sud
Jects of Virgo are usually exceeding
ly bright and diligent, but they may
be quick tempered and "indlctiVe.
Easy to get rid
of itching with
Wherever the itching, and whatever the
cause, Resinol Ointment will usually stop it
at once. And if the trouble which causes the
itching is not due to some serious internal
disorder, this soothing, healing application
seldom fails to clear it away. For years, Res
inol has been a favorite prescription of phy
sicians for skin affections?try it yourself and
Resinol Ointment, and Resinol Soap, which contains
the Resinol medication, are sold bjr all druggist*.
THE GIRL, HE LEFT BEHIND HIM '
Drawing by R. W. Satterfield Poem by Edaund Vaace Cooke.
There was an ancient soldier-song,
These warring times remind me.
In which the verse is long and strong
Of "the girl I left behind me."
But now the girl you leave behind,
With mingled tears and laughter.
Believe me, boys, she's not the kind
To be behind hereafter!
For now the girl's behind the plow.
Behind the bench and counter.
Behind the whole, big, bloomin' row.
And who shall dare discount her?
Behind the town, behind the farm.
She does her daily grind, and
Tho' still -behind the soldier's arm
She's not one whit behindhand!
By DOROTHY DIX
THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID WOMAN WRITER.
It Is the custom to rank gossiping
among the seven deadly sins. When
we wish to utterly condemn a wom
an. we call her a gossip, and when
we desire to pay a woman a super
lative compliment that ranks her
with the sainta and the angels, we
say that she never talks about her
Yet no less an authority on feminine
charms than Robert Louis Stevenson
declared that the first quality of a de
sirable wife was that she be a good
gossip, and no matter how much we
may theoretically disapprove of gos
siping, in our secret souls every one
of us agree with him.
For there is gossip and gossip.
There is scandal mongcrings, back bit
ing, and tale bearing, and there, is
also the pleasant little interesting chit
chat that is kindly, humorous and
human, and that gives the spice to
The ability to gossip in the right
way is the most elegant, delightful
and graceful of all feminine accom
plishments, and one that it is far
more important a woman should cul
tivate than pla>ing the piano, singing
or reciting, for we can purchase can
ned music and read our own selections
of poetry and dialect, but no substi
tute has yet been Invented for lively
rfnd breexy conversation.
And conversation to be interesting
must have the human touch. It must
be about people, and chiefly spent
about the people we know. Nobody
can imagine a happy evening spent
listening to a description of scenery,
or the discussion of ethical questions,
or abstract philosophies. These
things only become vital to us as
they affect people. Our chief in
terest in the Alps is because a man
we know once climbed the Matterhorn.
The Battle of the Marne will always
be the most tragic in the great war
for us because a boy we loved was
killed there. The real reason ^e
are for prohibition is because a
friend's son drinks too much.
It Is the human note that is the
keynote of really interesting con
versation, and unless a woman
knows how to strike this she is
the deadliest and dullest of all
bores. Some women have the gift
of this. They cannot go down the
street without coming back with a
little budget of entertaining gos
They have seen a newsboy do
somo act that Is half pathetic and
half humorous. They have caught
a whiff of the perfume of a ro
mance between some girl and boy.
They have encountered a lean and
sallow spinster buying the Bloom
of Youth by tht quart at a cosmet
ic counter In a store. They have
been to see a bride and come home
with a funny story about her ad
ventures with a cook. They know
the latest details of the Browns*
baby's first tooth, and cousin John's
new wife, and what make the
Jones' new automobile is.
There is not a word of malice or
unkindness in the whole bundle of
small talk. It Is just a moving pic
ture of the daily life one ls# fami
liar with and interested In, and the
woman who reels it off keeps her
family entertained and amused, and
satisfied tov stay at home.
J uo the other band the woman who
has no gift of gossip makes of her
Home a place of yawns end heavy
silence*, and boredom unutterable.
There Is no pleasant chatter around
her hearthstone, no good talkey
talk around her dining: table. Peo
ple "gobble and git," to use the
homely country phrase, because the
tiostess never knows how to start
something in the conversational
line. Such a woman may pride her
self on never talking about people,
but when she does she forgets that
there are Just as many nice things
to be said about people as there are
evil things, and it is quite as meri
torious to mention people's virtues
as it is reprehensible to call atten
tion to their faults.
Of course every one will admit
that the Pollyannish gossip that is
sugary oily and mushy and ? that
dwells only on the virtues and beau
ties of others is as harmless as moth
er's milk, and a social sweetener and
lubricant, but it is equally true that
the other kind of gossip that takes
cognizance of people's side stepping
and shortcominps also has its vir
tues, and is not to be condemned in ?
Whether we like to admit It or not,
the fear of our neighbors and what
they will say of u? is the beginning of
righteousness with a lot of us, and it
does more to keep the great majority
of human beings walking the straight
and narrow path than any other one
tning on earth.
"They vili say" is a policeman per- I
petually on guard at every household,
and it is what makes Tom Smith come
home at a decent hour, and keeps
flighty little Mrs. Thompson from In
dulging in promiscuous flirtations. It!
makes Tom Smlthers go by the sa- j
loon door while he can still walk '
steady, and Mamie Jenkins shut her I
eyes to the temptation that comes to j
her in the guise of the finery her very ;
soul yearns for, but whose possession
would make the neighbors ask how
she got it. %
If we were all perfectly certain that
our neighbors woffld never mention ;
our little slips, we would keep a lot
less firm grip on the high moral prin- :
ciples than we now have. It is cer- J
talnty that they will vivisect our con
duct that keeps us from furnishing
them with topics for that favorite in- j
door sport known as discussing your ;
friends and acquaintances.
Nor have we a right to blame them i
for this, or to excoriate the gos.?ipp< r j
as we do. If we are not ashamed to j
do a thing, we should not be ashamed !
to have it mentioned. Surely it is j
asking too much of the general public 1
to be more careful of our good names 1
than we are ourselves.
Therefore, let us lift the ban under
which the gossipper has languished so '
long. She has her place in the econ
omy of things. 8he adds to the gaiety
of nations for one thing. And for an- .
other, she is a potent moral influence
for the good of the human race.
? 1 1 1 / ;
PENITENTIARY DUCK FARM.
Lancing. Kans.?'The Kansas Peni
tentiary will shortly have a duck (arm
in addition to Its already large chick
en ranch. Warden J. K. Codding
having announced that 2.000 Fawn and ;
and White Indian Runner ducka will
be purchased. The duck ranch Willi
b? Juat outside the walla. Th4 worn-1
en confined at the big prison now \
take care or the chickens, and the
results are very satisfactory.
Sins of the Fathers?
It's the Wife That Pays
for Her Husband's Sin.
I couldn't itjr a word, for a while,
after Jim. Jr., had told me he must
choose between saving his father's
reputation by marrying the girl or
letting the scandal become ammunl
I tion In a big political campaign.
Bo far aa I. a young wife, could ;
judge, his mother's heart was doomed
to break, either way.
To have her upright and adored son
belle her careful training and "throw
himself away" by wedding a cabaret
dancer would be as fatal to her ss to
discover that her husband had sup
ported the woman for several years.
"But, oh! Jimmie! Did my Bob
know before he went away?" 1
clutched Jim's arm spasmodically.
"Sure he did, Jane. Tou remember
Dad's spoplexy came on a month ago
I in his office? Well, whst you don't;
know is that Mary Thomas caused it.
She's the 'queen.' The stroke took
Dad after she told him what she was
after and that nothing else would do.
A week later when Dad got his speech
back, he wired fox Bob and ssked him
to put the case to me."
"What did Bob write you?"
"Not a darned word. He told Dad
that the sins of the fsth^r were not
going to be visited on this eon. If
he could prevent it. He didn't get
soft a bit because Dad was flat on
his back. Bob's stubborn as the dev?
as the deuce?beg pardon. 8issy, but
you must have found out by this
time that when your husbsnd thinks
he's right he sets like glue."
Didn't 1 know? Ought I not to
know too well to have let my hus
band imagine I was flirting with
Hamilton Certeis the night he left
for France? I was dying to pour out
my own woe to Jimmie, but It was
too late for him to help me. and his
own was still a preventable tragedy.
"Bob told Dad that age hasn't any
right to save itself at the expense ?f
youth. Thst pet tradition, he said,
is all maudlin sentiment and worse
yet, undiluted autocracy?just the very
thing Europe's flghting over. Democ
racy, he said, when it's won. will
cure the habit In nations. And so
far as the family is concerned, the
Lorimers needn't wait for universal
peace to come. They might just ?s
well begin right now to stop this
popular practice In homes."
"That does sound so
said. "Yet we alwayt
as a silent man?untl
started on a reform.
"He swore he would*', tii.
with me but he would gl y call on
mother to make the sacrifice, and
he'd bet on h?r to do tt
die In the doing either. He
mother hadn't read all her fe
books (or nothing;. She would ex
pect people to assume their own sias
and pay the price for then, too."
"It all iffmi to make sense. J Inn ate,
when ysu're talking about nstlons
and nrn. But, (or a woman. It's
quite different. I'd like to know how
a wife can pet out o( paying (or her
(To be continued.)
1( your baking tin
beyond repair do not waste time with
cleansers. ITae bsking soda and your
tins will become clean without
THE JOY OF
Ctme to this Wi
Taking Lydit E.
hamTs Vegetable Com
pound to Restore
Ellensburg, Wash?"After I was
married t was not well (or a long
time and a good
deal of the time
was not able to
go about. Our
was to hare ?
child la our
home and one
day my bus
hand came back
from town with
a bottle of
Lydla E. Pink
wanted me to try it It bronght
relief from my troubles. I im
proved In health so 1 could do my
housework; we now hare a little
one, all of which I owe to Lydia
E. Pinkbans s Vegetable Cot
pound."?Mrs. O. S. Johnsox, K.
Xo. 3. Ellensburg, Wash.
There are women everyirt""
who long for children
homes yet are de-'. i v - t* .
ness on ac<
diso"1 >?. : 1
nil they nave given thi?
? ? ful medicine a trial, and for
uai advice write Lydla E.
Pinkh&m Medicine Co.. Lynn, Mass.
The result of 40 years experience
Is at your service.
Addressed to Merchants
Newspapers Are to Be Smaller
The -overnment has ruled that newspaper* must be smaller?that they
must use from 15 to 20 per cent less paper than during the first half of the
present year. ?
The Pulp and Paper Section of the War Industries Board has formulated
a scale of reductions to apply to the space formerly given to text matter?
to news, special features, editorials, etc. Each newspaper is to print what it
likes in the reduced space?the government is conterned only with the space
reduction, which will bring about the necessary reduction in the amount of
white paper used.
The government does not ask that advertising space should be curtailed
?for two reasons.
Reason No. I: It is essential that the revenues of newspapers should
be increased, not diminished, to meet constantly advancing costs of produc
tion. To limit the advertising space would be to curtail the revenues, even
though the rates should be raised?and that would menace the very existence
of newspapers in a period when strong newspapers are more essential to the
national welfare than ever before in our history.
Reason No. 2: TKe business prosperity of the country depends upon
advertising to such a great degree that, to seriously curtail it, would disrupt
trade and threaten the existence of many of our useful industries. Advertis
ing is essential to our national life. It plays so great a part in the drama
of business that it must be maintained if we are to remain a prosperous
Of course the government is concerned primarily with paper saving?
but it seemed necessary that certain rulings should be formulated w'hich would
place the problem on the same basis for one newspaper as for another?
therefore the mandatory regulations as to the curtailment of reading matter
Not all publishers concede the wisdom of these rulings. Some believe
that publishers should be entirely free to curtail either reading matter or ad
vertising, as their judgment dictated, provided that the margin of paper
saving should be reached.
Merchants will appreciate the fact, hereafter as never before, that ad
vertising space is a valuable corhmodity?and they will strive, as never be
fore, to so use the space they buy that it shall serve the interests of their
readers fully and adequately. They will print STORE NEWS?and they
will make it timely news, important to every person who is entrusted Kith a
buying task of any kind.
Readers will, more than ever before, recognize the service which ad
vertising performs for them in their daily lives. They will appreciate more
keenly its economic value to them. ,
What would happen in any city where store advertising should be dis
continued? The question was answered some years ago in Chicago. Because
of a strike, involving newspaper employes, the newspapers practically stopped
publication for several days. The merchants came to the publishers in dis
pair, assuring them that their businesses were at a standstill. They urged
that any reasonable concessions should be made in order that the newspaper*
might resume publication on a normal basis.
This Chicago instance illustrate* how closely linked are the stores and
the newspapers and the people.
Not many people would care to live in a city where the merchants did
not advertise. It would be a dead place.
Readers of newspapers will watch the advertising of merchants with a
new interest because of the new rulings under which newspapers are pub
lished. THEY WILL BE MORE CRITICAL They will expect that our
merchants shall make their advertising vital, informative. Space is at a
premium. It must be used for service.
? The Washington Herald
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